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District college notebook: Penn State's McClendon hits milestone

| Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, 10:06 p.m.
Penn State University Athletics
Penn State's Deja McClendon became just the fifth volleyball player in program history with 1,000 career digs and kills.

TOP PERFORMERS

Penn State

• In Saturday's win over Iowa, senior women's volleyball player Deja McClendon recorded 10 digs to reach 1,004 in her career. That made her just the fifth player in program history with 1,000 career digs and kills.

Robert Morris

• Men's soccer sophomore Neco Brett was named the Northeast Conference's Player of the Week after scoring nine points (two goals, five assists) over the weekend. Brett, a forward, leads NCAA Division I in scoring with 32 points (12 goals, eight assists).

• Women's hockey player Brittany Howard was honored as the College Hockey America Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. In two wins over Vermont, she had a goal and four assists.

Westminster

Steven Brooks was named the PAC Men's Swimmer of the Week. He was part of the 300 backstroke relay that took first and set a school record at the Westminster Relays. In a dual-meet win over Penn State Behrend, he won both the 100 and 200 backstroke.

Geneva

• Freshman Gabrielle Dickson had seven service aces in the Golden Tornadoes' victory over Waynesburg. The total was the fourth-most in a conference match this season and helped her to earn PAC Player of the Week honors.

Waynesburg

• Junior soccer player Emily Mullady was named PAC Offensive Player of the Week. She played all 210 minutes of Waynesburg's two overtime games last week and scored a team-high four points. She scored a goal and added two assists — including the game-winner in the 100th minute — in the Yellow Jackets' 4-3 overtime win at W&J.

of NOTE

• The Duquesne women's volleyball team's win over reigning Atlantic 10 champion Dayton on Saturday ended a 16-match losing streak to the Flyers that dated to November 2004. In the match, senior Allison Foschia moved into third on the Dukes' all-time kills list. She has 1,199 and needs just 21 more to take over second.

• The Penn State Behrend women's soccer team scored all four of its goals in the second half to beat PS-Altoona, 4-0, and secure the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference playoffs for the second straight year.

• With its 2-1 win over Iowa last week, the Penn State women's field hockey team clinched at least a share of the Big Ten championship. On Saturday, the Nittany Lions recorded their conference-leading seventh shutout in a 5-0 win over UC Davis.

• A 0-0 draw with Western Michigan on Saturday gave the West Virginia men's soccer team its third straight shutout.

• The 15th-ranked Slippery Rock women's soccer team won its seventh consecutive game Saturday, defeating West Chester, 1-0

• With its 6-0 win over Berea (Ky.) College on Saturday, the Point Park men's soccer team completed its second straight unbeaten season in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The win also brought the Pioneers' season total to 10, just the third time in program history they have reached double figures in wins.

coming up

• The Westminster women's soccer team travels to Kentucky to face defending PAC champ Thomas More on Wednesday. Thomas More and Westminster are the last two unbeaten teams in the conference.

• The Point Park men's cross country team goes for its fourth straight Presidents' Athletic Conference championship at Chatham's Eden Hall campus in Richland Township.

— Chuck Curti

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