Penn-Trafford grad gets top tennis honor at UPG
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, 11:42 p.m.
No. 1 single player Maria Iovino, who was undefeated in eight conference matches for the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, has been named women's tennis player of the year in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference.
Iovino, a Penn-Trafford High School graduate, also posted a 6-2 record as a doubles partner with teammate Cayla Ray, earning her first-team all-conference honors and helping UPG reach the AMCC tournament.
Elsewhere, UPG freshman Garrett Urban was named AMCC co-newcomer of the year in men's cross country after placing 11th at the league's championship race. Urban shares the award with fellow freshman Matthew McWilliams of Penn State-Behrend.
In soccer, a trio of UPG men's players were named to the all-AMCC second team. Sophomores Robert Smith, a midfielder, and Jeremy Niemiec, a defender — both from Southmoreland High School — and freshman forward Craig Hixon were second-team selections. Southmoreland graduate Alex Leonard, a sophomore forward, earned third-team honors.
Earning third-team honors on the women's side for UPG was senior defender Jenna Biddle, a Belle Vernon graduate.
Also, in women's volleyball, two UPG athletes were named to the all-AMCC third team. They are junior outside hitter/right side hitter Jaime Barkman and freshman right side hitter/defensive specialist Nika Simonson.
Seton Hill honors
Seton Hill University sophomore forward Joe Tchimou has earned a spot on the all-West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference first team after leading the Griffins in goals with six, including a game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Concord on Oct. 13.
Three other Seton Hill men's players and six from the women's squad earned all-WVIAC honors.
Senior defender Paul Cornelius was named to the men's second team and junior defender Kevin Behar and freshman defender Harry Jawanda were honorable mention selections.
Junior forward Katelyn Wiater and senior midfielder Alysha Alaimo were named to the women's second team, while junior forward Madison Gourley; junior midfielder Jessica Adams, from Penn-Trafford High School; junior defender Kara Lopoyda; and sophomore defender Erika Wisniewski, from Southmoreland, were named honorable mention.
Wiater's six goals and 15 points was tied for seventh-best in the WVIAC. Wiater and Gourley led Seton Hill with six goals apiece.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Analysis: Kesler remains on Penguins’ radar as Shero looks bring back ‘Big 3’ formula
- Starkey: Steelers know when to say goodbye
- Manufacturing course opens Knoch students’ eyes
- With so many needs, Steelers can ill afford to miss in draft
- Ex-Colts executive Polian: Approach free agency with caution
- Pirates’ big risk with pitch-heavy draft focus might soon pay off
- Penguins GM Shero’s deadline deals: Addition by subtraction
- Penguins minor league report: Defenseman Dumoulin optimistic for home stretch
- Minorities crucial to filling Marcellus shale gas drilling jobs
- Greensburg bishop’s time at helm draws to a close
- Led by Kittanning’s Nolf, 3 locals win Class AA state wrestling titles