Westmoreland campus clippings: Honors rolling in for IUP's Cassidy LeDonne
IUP senior soccer defender Cassidy LeDonne (Franklin Regional) capped a productive career with postseason accolades.
LeDonne was named to the NCAA Division II All-Atlantic Region second team. She received All-PSAC first-team recognition after helping a stellar defensive unit yield only 14 goals in 18 games, with eight shutouts. LeDonne chipped in two goals and had an assist.
Junior midfielder Bri Burgunder was named to the NCAA Division III All-Great Lakes Region Team for the second straight season. Burgunder, a first-team All-AMCC pick, set career highs in goals (19) and points (42), ranking second in the conference in both. She ranks second in school history in goals (34), points (83) and assists (14).
Washington & Jefferson
Senior forward Jordan Toohey (Mt. Pleasant) was named to the ECAC Division III South all-star team and to the All-Great Lakes Region second team. She led W&J with 18 goals and 39 points and broke the program record with 61 goals. She finished her career with 66 goals after spending her freshman season at St. Francis (Pa.).
Senior forward Tom Kromka scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, freshman guard Kyle Evans added 15 points and 10 rebounds, and another freshman guard, David Stephen, had 13 points and nine rebounds for the Bearcats in a 77-62 win over Washington & Jefferson. The Bearcats (5-1, 2-1 PAC) followed that with a 69-52 win over Waynesburg as freshman forward Shemar Bennett had 11 points, seven rebounds and four blocks. Evans was named PAC Rookie of the Week.
Washington & Jefferson
Sophomore Sean Stinelli (Penn-Trafford) scored a season-high 24 points, including a 5-for-9 performance from 3-point range, but the Presidents (1-4) fell to St. Vincent, 77-62, in their PAC opener.
Junior 6-foot-3 center Laura Buchanan (Norwin) is averaging 6.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 28 minutes a game for the Wolverines (1-4).
Sophomore outside hitter Nicole Carota (Latrobe) had seven kills and two blocks to help lead the Mountain Cats to a 3-0 win over Seton Hill in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region quarterfinals.
UPJ lost to Gannon, 3-1, in the semis to finish 30-6.
Sophomore middle hitter Leah Bisignani (Greensburg Central Catholic) was named to the D2CCA All-Region first team and the AVCA Atlantic Region first team. She led the Griffins this season in points (395.5), blocks (105) and hitting percentage (.319), and she was second in kills (316).
Penn State Behrend
Junior Mark Patterson (Norwin) and sophomore Noah Babik (Penn-Trafford) were members of the winning 400-yard medley relay that posted a time of 3 minutes, 32.54 seconds at the Fredonia Blue Devil Invitational. Patterson also teamed with freshman Cole Dombrosky (Mt. Pleasant) to take the 800 free relay in 7:11.14.
Patterson won the 200 backstroke (1:53.11), and Babik took third in the 200 breaststroke (2:10.38) at the Fredonia Blue Devil Invitational, which saw the Lions capture the team title.