Local college notes: UPG pitcher's no-hitter sparks Bobcats in sweep
When the Pitt Greensburg softball team recently swept a doubleheader from Franciscan, the day was highlighted by Bobcats pitcher Sarah Sopko's no-hitter in the opener, a five-inning, 18-0 rout. Sopko struck out seven of 18 batters and allowed one walk and one hit batsman.
The Seton Hill men's team has won 10 consecutive games — the latest a 19-8 decision over Colorado-Mesa — and is ranked No. 6 in the latest United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Division II coaches poll.
The Griffins (11-1), who were led by Zach Hartmann's four goals and Chris Ilse's 11 saves, will play host to Rollins on Friday.
Track and field
Seton Hill produced three NCAA provisional qualifying marks at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic. Senior Calsie Boyd posted distances of 11.78 meters in the triple jump and 1.71 meters in the high jump, and sophomore Jeannie Budjos completed the 10,000-meter run in 35 minutes, 50.33 seconds.
Off the field
The following Pitt-Greensburg athletes have been named academic all-conference players in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference:
• Baseball: Anthony Bozzuto, David Coradi, Matthew Kochasic, Matthew Moyer, Brennan Rahl.
• Basketball: Michael Connelly, Alexis Elliott, Megan Hans, Steven Hearty, Brian Heinle, Lindsey McKamish, Dylan Reigel, Jarrett Shannon, Chianti Sivek, April Swallow, Doug Wilson, Brock Witkowski.
• Cross country: Kayla Anthony, Ben Brown, Alisa Carey, Christine Hartner, Stephanie Zeiler.
• Golf: Jared DelBianco, Adam Ferree.
• Soccer: Courtney Carroll, Ashley Dickey, Erin Johnston, Allaina Kling, Alex Leonard, Caitlin Welsh, Jerome Williams.
• Softball: Emily Adisey, Emily Banner, Kara Barclay, Alexandra Garsteck, Stephanie Koontz, Samantha Morgan, Sarah Sopko.
• Tennis: Carly Hudson, Christopher Price, Cayla Ray, Christina Vecchio, Tessa Zindren.
• Volleyball: Kayla Moore, Lindsey Nelson, Nika Simonson, Briana Weakland.