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District college notebook: RMU softball team defends NEC title

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 10:30 p.m.

• The Robert Morris softball team (30-15-1) won its third consecutive Northeast Conference regular-season championship after a pair of 9-1 victories over Sacred Heart on Sunday. Junior infielder Chelsea Siar (Shaler) had a .833 slugging percentage, including two home runs last week, to earn conference player of the week honors. The top-seeded Colonials will host LIU-Brooklyn (17-36) in the first round of the conference tournament at 2 p.m. Thursday.

• Point Park junior second baseman Ashley Morran (Trinity) was named the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year after finishing with a .388 average with 44 runs, 56 RBI and 13 home runs.

• Washington & Jefferson junior shortstop Kelsey Cunningham (Peters Township) set a single-season school record with her 60th hit in a 6-3 loss to Geneva on Thursday.

• California (Pa.) junior Chris Avampato (Greensburg Salem) set the school record in the hammer throw (160-5) on Saturday at the Lock Haven Qualifier.

• Westminster freshman Marissa Kalsey (Waynesburg) set a school record Friday in the pole vault (3.97 meters) at the SRU Last Chance Qualifier. Her jump of 3.97 meters ranks third in NCAA Division III.

• Washington & Jefferson edged St. Vincent, 10-8, on Saturday to win the first Presidents' Athletic Conference men's lacrosse tournament.

• Grove City women's basketball coach Michelle Bruns stepped down and was replaced by Chelle Fuss, an assistant at the school for the past seven years.

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