Westmoreland campus clippings: Palmer Jackson shines for Notre Dame
It has not taken Palmer Jackson long to adjust to golf at the Division I level.
He continues to look like a natural.
Jackson, a freshman at Notre Dame, won his first college tournament and helped lead the Fighting Irish to a team title in record-breaking fashion at the Quail Valley Collegiate tournament in Vero Beach, Fla.
Jackson, a Franklin Regional graduate, birdied the final hole to give seventh-ranked Notre Dame its fourth team title in five tournaments this fall. The team finished the 54-hole event at 43-under-par.
He finished at 16-under 200 to edge teammate Taichi Kho and South Florida’s Albin Bergstrom, who tied at 14-under.
Jackson set a tournament and program record with his three-round total that included rounds of 67, 66 and 67.
Point Park: Junior guard Michelle Burns (Hempfield) was named to the River States Conference preseason all-conference team.
Burns, a first-team All-RSC selection as a sophomore, averaged 14.2 points, 4.1 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 1.8 steals.
The Pioneers were picked to finish fourth in the conference.
A newcomer to watch for Point Park is freshman Jordan Yaniga (Franklin Regional).
Lackawanna: Freshman Scott Houseman (Yough) received an offer to play for Robert Morris. The 6-foot-4, 295-pound freshman offensive lineman initially saw playing time at guard before moving to center. He had Division II offers from Seton Hill and West Liberty before he chose Lackawanna.
South Dakota State: Junior Jassan Eubank (Greensburg Central Catholic) made his season debut and had three tackles and half a sack in a 42-23 win over Indiana State.
Washington & Jefferson: Junior wide receiver Cam O’Brien (Norwin) had three catches for 26 yards and the game’s opening touchdown for the Presidents, who defeated Geneva, 28-3.
Geneva: Junior Nate Burkhart (Hempfield) was named PAC Defensive Player of the Week. He made seven saves across a pair of shutouts against Chatham and Saint Vincent. He leads the conference with a 1.06 goals-against average.
Pitt-Greensburg: The Bobcats snapped a five-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over Alfred State. Freshman Carson Gilarno scored in the 35th minute for UPG (3-11, 2-5 AMCC).
Seton Hill: Junior Alex Dysen and senior Lloyd Davies scored to pace the Griffins to a 2-1 victory over Slippery Rock to improve their record to 6-5-1 (2-2-1 PSAC). Dysen hails from Norrtalje, Sweden, and Davies is from Ammanford, Wales.
Penn State Greater Allegheny: Sophomore outside hitter Alix Ellis (Derry) leads the Lions with 280 kills and has a .314 hitting percentage to go with 163 digs.
Pitt-Johnstown: Senior outside hitter Noelle Carota (Latrobe) was named PSAC Southwest Athlete of the Week. She averaged 14 kills and 12.3 digs over a three-match win streak for the Mountain Cats. Carota had double-doubles against IUP (11 kills, 15 digs), Bloomsburg (17 kills, 11 digs) and Lock Haven (14 kills, 11 digs).
Saint Vincent: Senior middle hitter Sarah Wozniak was named PAC Player of the Week after she averaged 3.2 kills and 3.9 points over four matches for the Bearcats. She had 13 kills, five digs and three blocks in a 3-0 win over Westminster. She is third in the PAC with 258 kills.
Her teammate, freshman Carly Augustine (Latrobe), was named PAC Rookie of the Week. Augustine had 20 assists, eight kills and nine digs in the win over Westminster.
Bill Beckner Jr. is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Bill by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .