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District college notebook: Shutouts pile up for Allegheny's Nealer

| Thursday, April 10, 2014, 10:18 p.m.
Caitlin Nealer, Allegheny pitcher and Valley graduate
Will Kengor, Slippery Rock shortstop and Central Catholic graduate
Jasa Mitchell, IUP softball
Mark Selders/Penn State Athletic Communications
Lexi Knief, Penn State softball
Mike Conte, Cal (Pa.) softball coach
Jess Rectenwald, Gannon softball and North Hills graduate

TOP PERFORMERS

Allegheny

• Junior pitcher Caitlin Nealer (Valley) threw two shutouts in a doubleheader sweep of Ohio Wesleyan on Sunday. Nealer had her streak of six consecutive shutouts snapped by Wooster on Wednesday, but she still recorded the win and improved to 8-3.

Slippery Rock

• Senior shortstop Will Kengor (Central Catholic) hit .571 (16 for 28) with 15 RBIs and six steals in eight games last week. He was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association's Division II National Player of the Week. Kengor is second in the PSAC with a .430 average and first with 52 hits and 36 runs this spring.

IUP

• Senior outfielder Jasa Mitchell hit six home runs last week, including a three-homer game in a 9-1 victory over Mercyhurst on Saturday. Mitchell hit .440 (11 for 25) on the week, helping IUP go 7-1.

St. Vincent

• Sophomore shortstop Ben Webb (Greensburg Central Catholic) batted .556 (10 of 18) with nine RBIs last week. He is second in the PAC with a .426 average.

W&J

• Senior pitcher Eddie Nogay won two games last week, becoming the school's all-time victories leader with 26. He didn't allow an earned run in either game. Nogay is 26-2 all-time with a 2.46 ERA.

Point Park

• Senior golfer Steve Veydt (Canon-McMillan) shot a final-round 68 to earn medalist honors and help the Pioneers win the team title at the Berea (Ky.) College Spring Tee-Off.

of NOTE

• IUP junior tennis player Tanya Timko (Chartiers-Houston) beat Division II's fifth-ranked player, Cal (Pa.)'s Lucie Sipkova, 1-6, 6-3, 10-8, on Tuesday, but the Vulcans won 8-1.

• Point Park senior shortstop Ashley Morran (Trinity) was named KIAC Player of the Week for the second straight week after hitting .590 (13 of 22) with six RBIs in six games.

• Gannon junior outfielder Jess Rectenwald (North Hills) went a combined 7 for 7 with six runs during a doubleheader split against Edinboro on Sunday.

• Penn State sophomore center fielder Lexi Knief hit .556 (10 for 18) last week with her first collegiate home run to earn Big Ten Player of the Week and help the Nittany Lions to four straight wins. She leads the team in eight offensive categories.

• The Duquesne women's lacrosse team beat George Mason, 21-13, on Sunday for its 10th straight win. Junior Amanda Kidder scored six goals, increasing her season total to a conference-leading 47.

• Cal (Pa.) junior Aaron Dinzeo broke the PSAC record in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 28 minutes, 40.88 seconds at the Stanford Invitational on Saturday. He automatically qualified for the NCAA Division II championships and the USA Track & Field Outdoor Championships.

• The Penn State women's track and field team won the Crimson Tide Invitational title Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Junior Dynasty McGee won the 200 and 400 and helped the 1,600 relay team to victory. Sophomore Kiah Seymour, who also was on the 1,600 relay team, took first in the 400 hurdles in an NCAA-best time of 57.12 seconds. The Penn State men placed second among seven teams.

• Allegheny senior tennis player Patrick Cole became the school's all-time leader in singles wins (75) and combined wins (145) on Friday.

• West Virginia senior center Asya Bussie and Penn State senior guard Maggie Lucas were honorable mention selections on the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) All-America team.

• FC Kansas City of the National Women's Soccer League signed former West Virginia goalkeeper Sara Keane. She joins former WVU All-American forward Frances Silva, who signed in March.

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