Alle-Kiski campus clippings: Frye leads Penn State Behrend volleyball to NCAA Tournament
Rachel Frye had a double-dozen in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship match.
The Penn State Behrend senior, a Kiski Area graduate, posted 12 kills and 12 assists to lead the Lions to a 3-2 victory over La Roche in the AMCC Tournament final. She was named to the all-tournament team.
Frye has a team-high 286 kills for Behrend, which will play Wittenberg in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament on Thursday.
Sophomore Megan Bonelli (Apollo-Ridge) entered the Thundering Herd record books by making 78 saves this season, which is tied for the fifth-most in program history. Bonelli finished with a 3-10-1 record in 15 games for the Herd, recording a .743 save percentage, 1.75 goals-against average and posting three shutouts.
West Virginia Wesleyan
Sophomore Chelsea Hubner (Plum) earned the win as the Bobcats claimed the Mountain East Conference championship with a 1-0 victory over Notre Dame College on Sunday. Hubner played the second half in goal, making one save. She has a 5-0 record, 0.53 goals-against average and .902 save percentage while being a part of 10 shutouts this season. West Virginia Wesleyan will play Gannon in the first round of the 2017 NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional Tournament on Friday.
Redshirt junior Steve Edwards (Burrell) began his season with a major-decision victory over LIU-Post's Dan McClure in a 37-3 UPJ victory at the Drexel Duals. The win was the 570th in the career for coach Pat Pecora, moving him into second place all-time among wrestling coaches of any division. In UPJ's second match of the day, a 29-8 loss to Division I Drexel, sophomore Al Beattie (Burrell) pinned the Dragons' Vincenzo Pelusi, providing the majority of the Bobcats' points.