District notebook: Three former soccer stars set to begin pro careers
College Football Videos
Three former players with ties to local colleges were among the 55 players allocated to the National Women's Soccer League.
The trio of Canadians — goalkeeper Erin McLeod (Penn State), defender Carmelina Moscato (Penn State) and outside back Bry McCarthy (West Virginia) — are slated to play in the latest attempt at U.S. professional women's soccer.
McCarthy, the Big 12 Defensive player of the Year, will play for the Canadian national team next week in the Yongchuan Cup, a four-nation women's tournament in China. Meghan Klingenberg, a Pine-Richland graduate and a reserve on last summer's U.S. Olympic team, opted to play this season in Sweden.
• Penn State senior Christine Nairn is a finalist for the Hermann Trophy, presented to the nation's outstanding soccer player. Crystal Dunn of North Carolina and Caroline Miller of Virginia also are finalists for the award, which will be presented by the Missouri Athletic Club on Friday.
• Slippery Rock (8-2, 5-1) assumed sole possession of first place in the PSAC Western Division with a 69-64 win Friday over Millersville.
• No. 6 Gannon (13-1, 7-0 PSAC) won its 12th consecutive game Saturday, beating Mansfield, 80-49. It's the team's longest winning streak since the 2009-10 team won 37 in a row.
• Thiel senior guard Kelly Muffley scored 10 points in an 80-54 loss to Thomas More on Saturday to become the 13th player in school history to reach 1,000 points.
• California (Pa.) tight end Blake Williamson will play in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game at 9 p.m. Friday in Tucson, Ariz. Williamson (Chartiers-Houston) will be joined by Penn State tackle Mike Farrell (Shady Side Academy), Pitt guard Chris Jacobson (Keystone Oaks) and receiver Mike Shanahan (Norwin), and West Virginia linebacker Terence Garvin and fullback Ryan Clarke.
Women's ice hockey
• Penn State director of operations and video coach Mo Stroemel will coach the U.S. women's national university team at the World University Games in December in Italy.
Men's track and field
• Penn State junior Jon Hendershot took first place in the high jump at the Penn State Relays over the weekend. His jump of 2.15 meters is tied for fourth best in the country.
Women's track and field
• Penn State senior Erika Morgan won the high jump at the Penn State Relays. Her jump of 1.79 meters is tops in the Big Ten and fifth in the country. Junior Mahagony Jones ran 60 meters in 7.44 seconds, good for ninth in the nation.
• Penn State sophomore brothers Andrew (149 pounds) and Dylan Alton (157) each went 5-0 to win championships Saturday at the Franklin & Marshall Open. Pitt redshirt junior P.J. Tasser (Belle Vernon) won the title at 174 pounds.
• Waynesburg junior Sam Lombardo (Canon-McMillan) improved to 14-2 as he won the 157-pound crown Saturday at the Waynesburg Invitational.
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.
- PSU Greater Allegheny names Care men’s basketball coach
- PSAC West schools commonly outspend eastern foes
- Cal U coach Kellar enters season with confidence
- Bush excited for position switch at St. Francis (Pa.)
- Robert Morris falls to Eastern Kentucky in Banaszak’s coaching debut