A-K Valley campus clippings: Fox Chapel grad Cohen earns PSAC tennis honor
Lacey Cohen claimed the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference’s biggest women’s tennis awards in straight sets.
Cohen, a Slippery Rock junior and Fox Chapel graduate, was named the PSAC West Division Athlete of the Year last week and was named to the all-conference first team in singles and doubles, the latter with partner Olivia Watrner.
Slippery Rock’s No. 1 singles player, Cohen went a combined 37-21 in singles and doubles. She won the PSAC singles title in the fall and earned her 100th career victory, the 11th player in school history to reach the mark.
Cohen became Slippery Rock’s first athlete of the year winner since 2005.
Mt. Aloysius: Sophomore Jeremy Iellimo (Valley) was named to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference second team. The second baseman hit .323 with nine doubles, two triples, 27 RBIs and 44 runs. Redshirt junior Sam Keibler (Kittanning) also made the second team after hitting .383 with eight home runs, eight doubles and 47 RBIs.
Westminster: Freshman Dawson Porter (Armstrong) was named All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honorable mention. He hit .484 with four doubles, a triple, two home runs and 10 RBIs in just 62 at-bats.
Point Park: Senior Tiffany Edwards (Deer Lakes) was named to the All-River States Conference first team as an infielder. Edwards batted .293 with 34 hits and seven RBIs while starting 36 games at first base. She also compiled a 4.38 ERA in 16 innings pitched.
Saint Vincent: Freshman Celia Knappenberger (Knoch) was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Player of the Year and made the all-conference first team. Knappenberger pitched the Bearcats to the PAC title, going 16-9 with five saves and a 1.69 ERA in 168 1/3 innings. She was named most valuable player of the PAC Tournament after she went 3-1 with a save and 0.93 ERA.
Thiel: Senior Jess Kelley (Freeport) was named to the All-PAC first team. Kelley led the league and set a school record with 65 hits, batting .409 with 19 doubles, 26 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. Kelley also went 12-12 in the circle with a 3.69 ERA. Senior Miranda Reesman (Leechburg) was named to the second team. The catcher hit .331 with 21 doubles and 20 RBIs.