St. Vincent's McGrath reaches 1,000 points
As the St. Vincent College women's basketball team was salvaging a victory in the consolation game of the La Roche Classic last Saturday, Bearcats senior forward Devin McGrath was reaching a personal milestone.
McGrath scored 22 points to become the 25th St. Vincent player to hit 1,000 for a career and added 16 rebounds in the Bearcats' 61-50 victory over La Roche.
McGrath was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 25.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in the two games.
Elsewhere, Courtney Zitt, a former Latrobe High School player, posted game-highs of 19 points and 13 rebounds to help Westminster (Pa.) College open its women's basketball season with a 53-39 victory over Medaille.
St. Vincent offensive lineman Darius McGhee has been named a repeat selection to the all-Presidents' Athletic Conference first team. He is one of seven Bearcats to be honored by the league's coaches.
McGhee, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound junior has started in 21 consecutive games over two seasons for St. Vincent.
Others honored were junior safety Dan Wirkowski who was named to the second team, and honorable mentions freshman linebacker Renny LaRue-Holloman, senior linebacker Jovaughn Johnson, senior wide receiver Ricky Douglas, sophomore wide receiver Matt Duffey and senior cornerback Darius Brown.
Meanwhile, Duffey was given the team's Offenesive MVP Award and LaRue-Hollman earned Defensive MVP for the season, as voted by the players and coaches.
McGhee was named Best Offensive Lineman, while junior Alex Zupanovich was named Best Defensive Lineman.
The Special Teams Player of the Year Award went to sophomore kicker/punter Morgan Porter and the Bearcat Coaches Award was presented to senior defensive back Alex Peffley.
Sophomore defender Elly Colvin of St. Vincent has been named to the all-Presidents' Athletic Conference first team in voting by the league's women's soccer coaches.
Bearcats junior midfielder Monika Derboghossian earned honorable mention.
Colvin, who was a second-team choice as a freshman in 2011, anchored a St. Vincent defense that allowed just 19 goals in 18 games and posted eight shutouts. She also scored five points on two goals and three assists.
St. Vincent tied a school record for victories in a season with a 11-7 record, earning a berth in the ECAC Division III South Tournament.
On the men's side, junior defender Luke D'Amico earned second-team honors and sophomore forward Brody Ruffner was named an honorable mention.
Also, Latrobe High School senior Gina Rock, a two-year team captain, will attend Frostburg State University, which won the Capital Athletic Conference championship and earned a bid to the 2012 NCAA Division III Tournament.
Swimming and diving
St. Vincent sophomore Zach Ligus was named as a recent swimmer of the week in the Presidents' Athletic Conference after anchoring the Bearcats' 400-meter medley relay that finished second in a tri-meet at Pitt-Bradford and won the 200 and 500 freestyles and was part of the winning 200 freestyle relay team.
Ligonier Valley High School wrestler Josh Patrick signed a letter of intent to attend Rutgers. Patrick, a senior this season, finished fifth in the 113-pound weight class at the 2012 PIAA Class AA Championships in Hershey in March.