Local college notes: St. Vincent's Cenkner named conference player of the year
Freshman tennis player David Cenkner of St. Vincent College has been named Presidents' Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
Cenkner posted an individual flight championship at No. 1 singles and teamed with junior Anthony Nemanic to win the No. 1 doubles title at the PAC Championship in Erie, but it wasn't enough to carry St. Vincent to the team title.
Grove City beat St. Vincent by two points, 46-44, winning 5 of 9 flights to claim its 23rd consecutive championship.
Cenkner, Nemanic, sophomore Tony Costantino and junior Nathan Walch earned all-PAC first-team honors.
The St. Vincent Gold team finished with a 31-over 315 to win the third annual Doug Rogers Memorial Golf Tournament at Latrobe Country Club.
The host Bearcats defeated second-place Carnegie Mellon by seven strokes to win the team title. Grove City (336), Westminster, Pa. (345) and Thiel (347) rounded out the top five.
St. Vincent junior Derek Lingafelt was the individual medalist with a 5-over 76 to top the field of 44 golfers and earned PAC Player of the Week
The St. Vincent women's team established a school record for victories in a season, winning its ninth game by beating Otterbein, 13-8.
Then, in a 23-8 victory over Waynesburg, St. Vincent senior Alyssa Lang set a single-game school record with nine goals for the Bearcats.
Latrobe graduate Rebecca Taylor, a sophomore pitcher at Case Western Reserve University, was named University Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week for the fourth time in her career Monday after going 2-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 14 innings last week.
Taylor, who improved to 15-10 with a 3.58 ERA, leads the association with 142 strikeouts.
Track and field
Sophomore Chris Hameed tied the St. Vincent record in the 100 meters with a time of 11.72 at the PAC Quad South meet at Bethany (W.Va.).
Junior Chansler Poole bettered the ECAC qualifying time in the 800 run with a 1:53.37 and, along with Hameed, was part of the team's 1,600 relay team that also eclipsed the ECAC qualifying time with a 3:22.31.
Other members of the team are freshman Vince Tonzo and junior John Joseph.
Also, Poole bettered another ECAC qualifying time at the Indiana (Pa.) Ed Fry Invitational, running the 1,500 meters in 3:57.55.