District college notebook: WVU women's soccer features 2 freshmen from Team Canada
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of note• West Virginia soccer player Ashley Lawrence hasn't played a minute of college soccer, but she is so highly regarded that Big 12 coaches named her to the preseason all-conference team. Lawrence, a freshman forward, is a member of Canada's national team along with another incoming freshman, defender Kadeisha Buchanan. The Mountaineers were chosen first in the Big 12 preseason poll.
• Carnegie Mellon women's soccer coach Yon Struble led the U.S. Deaf women's soccer team to its third consecutive gold medal in the Deaflympics in Bulgaria. Struble also coached the team to gold at the World Deaf Football Championship last summer in Turkey.
• The Pitt women's volleyball team opens Aug. 30-31 in the Mizzou Tournament, but one of the team's early-season highlights comes in a match that won't count in the standings. The Panthers will host Polish professional team Tauron MKS Dabrowa Gornicza in the Pitt International Classic at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at Fitzgerald Field House.
• California (Pa.) senior basketball player Chris Williams and junior Tynell Fortune played five games in Europe with the Global Sports Academy All-Star Team during a trip that ended Monday. The squad, steered by Vulcans coach Bill Brown, also featured eight Division I players. The team went 5-0 against professional teams in Germany and the Czech Republic.
• A few months ago, A shley Gruber was leading the Penn State Behrend softball team to the NCAA Division III Tournament. Now, she's the interim coach. Gruber will replace Stacy Pondo , who stepped down to focus on her a ssistant a thletic d irector duties. Gruber was co-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Year last season.
— Jeff Vella
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