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Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 10:06 p.m.


• Cal (Pa.) junior forward Erin Hogan (Beaver) was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-America second team. She led NCAA Division II and set a team record with 17 assists. She also was a Daktronics All-America honorable mention, while teammates Chelsea Crockett and Stephanie Thompson were named to the third team.

• West Virginia women's soccer players Frances Silva and Kadeisha Buchanan were named to the NSCAA All-America second team. Buchanan also recently was selected to the Canadian women's national team.

• Pitt women's volleyball player Jessica Wynn was named to the All-ACC third team. Wynn had a team-best 410 kills with a .254 hitting percentage.

• The Slippery Rock men's soccer team placed three players on the Division II Daktronics All-America team: defenders Joshua Gray and Declan Brennan and forward Stephen Donnelly. Additionally, the Slippery Rock women had two players named Daktronic All-Americans: defender Lauren Impey (first team) and forward Andrea Felix (honorable mention).

• Gannon'sMani Brueckner (Mars) was named a second-team All-American by Daktronics.

• IUP field hockey player Kate Bruce was named a second-team All-American by Synapse Sports. She led the Crimson Hawks with 25 points and tied for the team lead with 10 goals.

• Penn State women's soccer player Maya Hayes was named a second-team All-American by the NSCAA. She finished eighth in the nation in goals with 19.



Alexis Rectenwald (Penn Hills) captured the 1-meter dive title and set a new meet record at the Wooster Invitational. Her total score of 405.65 also met the NCAA regional qualifying standard.

Rachel McClain made a school-record nine 3-pointers in a victory over Geneva. She broke her own school record and helped her net a career-high 35 points.


• Swimmer Morgan Lydic broke her own school record in the 100 freestyle and set a new event record at the Wooster Invitational.

Grove City

• Sophomore diver Carolyn Eckendorf set school records in the 3-meter and 1-meter board events at the Kenyon College Invitational.

• Junior Brian Giesler made a school-record eight 3-pointers in a loss to Bethany.

Slippery Rock

• Forward D'Asia Chambers scored 30 points in back-to-back games for The Rock, earning PSAC West Player of the Week honors for the second straight week. She had a near-triple-double in a double OT loss to Pitt-Johnstown, adding nine rebounds and seven steals.

St. Vincent

Taylor Mathers (Laurel Highlands) averaged 18 points, 11.3 rebounds and 4.7 blocks over three games last week.

W & J

Josh Etzel (Elizabeth Forward) earned the title in the 165-pound class at the Rochester Institute of Technology Invitational. Etzel, a senior, defeated teammate Sonnieboy Blanco, 11-3, in the title match.

coming up

• The No. 2 Penn State women's volleyball team (30-2) is poised to make its 11th consecutive appearance in the NCAA regional semifinals. The Nittany Lions travel to Lexington, Ky., to take on unseeded Big Ten foe Michigan State (23-11) on Friday at 5 p.m.

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