Campus clippings: Burrell graduate aims for more mat success
By Paul Kogut
Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 12:06 a.m.
Pitt-Johnstown sophomore wrestler Travis McKillop (Burrell) hopes to provide an encore to his standout freshman season despite moving up a weight class.
McKillop captured the 184-pound title at the season-opening Washington & Jefferson Invitational and has rolled to a 7-0 start.
Last season, McKillop earned All-American status by finishing seventh in the 174-pound class at the NCAA Division II championships.
UPJ redshirt senior 197-pounder Jon Moore (Kiski Area) advanced to nationals for the first time last season. He will not compete until the second semester of the season.
Cornell freshman guard Nolan Cressler (Plum) has averaged 9.9 points and 3.6 rebounds and made a team-leading 15 3-pointers for the Big Red (3-4).
Bethany senior starting guard Reece Mabery (Highlands) is averaging 13.3 points and 2.5 steals, and senior reserve forward Brady Pacific (Kiski Area) is averaging 10.5 points and is tied for the team lead with seven 3-pointers for the Division III Bison (3-1). Last season, Mabery and Pacific helped lead Bethany to the Presidents' Athletic Conference title and NCAA Tournament.
Wooster freshman guard Geoff Fuquay (Valley) transferred to Division III Wooster after using a redshirt at Division II Walsh last season. Fuquay is averaging 3.2 points and 3.0 rebounds for the Fighting Scots (3-1).
Gannon junior forward Jen Papich (Fox Chapel) scored a season-high 25 points and added eight rebounds and three steals for the Division II Golden Knights (4-1) in a 100-48 win over Ursuline last week. Papich, who was named to the All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference first team last season, is averaging 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
Allegheny senior inside linebacker Bill Devlin (Highlands) and senior cornerback Colin Hartford (Fox Chapel) earned All-North Coast Athletic Conference first team honors for the Division III Gators (5-5). Senior defensive lineman John Douglas (Freeport) was named to the second team.
Rochester junior goalkeeper Madison Wagner (Fox Chapel) was named to the Division III All-American third team by the Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Wagner was 18-6 with a 1.15 goals-against average and .854 save percentage for the Yellowjackets, who advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals.
Massachusetts-Dartmouth senior defenseman Zach Hepler (Freeport) recorded a goal and an assist for the Division III Corsairs (2-1-2) in a 2-2 tie against Salem State on Nov. 17. Last season, Hepler earned All-Massachusetts Collegiate Athletic Conference second team honors. He played two seasons at Division III SUNY-Plattsburgh before transferring.
— Paul Kogut
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