Seneca Valley grad Steele digging in for Penn State Behrend volleyball team
Penn State Behrend volleyball player Nathan Steele (Seneca Valley) was named an Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference athlete of the week.
Steele, a junior outside hitter, was tabbed the conference's volleyball player of the week. He had double-digit kills in four of his five matches during the week and had a .420 hitting percentage. In a match against Thiel, Steele had 17 kills and four digs. Against Keuka, he had 14 digs and 12 kills.
Steele, named the team's most improved player as a sophomore, is fourth in the conference in hitting percentage (.325) and sixth in kills per set (2.8).
Washington & Jefferson junior pitcher Madison Rotto (Freeport) pitched a shutout and struck out a career-high 11 batters March 17 against Thomas (Maine) during a competition in Clermont, Fla. Rotto, who also combined for a shutout of Gallaudet, was nominated for Presidents' Athletic Conference pitcher of the week the past two weeks.
Rotto has a 4-3 record this season, and she's batting .300 with a team-high two homers.
Freshman Emily Watson (Seneca Valley) is 4-3 for W&J with a team-high 32 strikeouts, and she's batting .325 with a team-high 12 RBI. Sophomore Sadie Marak (Butler) is batting .268 with eight RBI.
• Slippery Rock senior Jenna Geibel (Butler) was batting .289 with one homer and nine RBI through 14 games.
Westminster freshman Troy Abbott (Seneca Valley) recently was nominated for Presidents' Athletic Conference men's tennis player of the week.
Sophomore pole vaulter Dylan Bilka (Seneca Valley) of Penn State Behrend qualified for the NCAA indoor championships. He holds the school record in the pole vault at 4.92 meters, a mark he set this season in the ECAC indoor championship.
Clarion sophomore diver Heath Calhoun (Butler) became a four-time All-American after placing ninth on the one meter and second on the three meter at the Division II Swimming and Diving Championships in Birmingham, Ala.
Senior goalkeeper Kaitlin Sterling (Seneca Valley) had five saves and recorded the win for Indiana (Pa.) in its season-opening win over Tiffin. Through three games, she has 10 saves and a .667 goals against average, both team bests.
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