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Greater Latrobe's Sobota makes points at William & Mary

| Saturday, May 12, 2012, 5:01 p.m.

Jen Sobota's run at becoming the all-time leading scorer in women's basketball at the College of William & Mary (Va.) took a left turn in one recent game, when she went without a field goal for only the second time in her four-year college career.

Sobota, a Greater Latrobe High School graduate, scored just two points on free throws in a 66-53 loss to George Mason University on Feb. 27. But she came back to notch a team-high 17 in an 83-44 loss to Old Dominion University three days later, putting her in position to exceed Lynn Norenberg's total of 1,500 points from 1978 to 1981.

Sabota, a 5-foot-4 senior guard, needed 22 points to move into the top spot with two regular-season games remaining.

William & Mary was to close out its regular season with home games against Virginia Commonwealth University on Thursday and a rematch with Old Dominion today before the start of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

  • Senior forward/center Kameico Robison of Seton Hill University was named North Division player of the year in the American Mideast Conference. She averaged 22.4 points and 13.9 rebounds per game this season. She was joined on the all-AMC North Division first team by junior forward Kristen Lancas and senior guard Erica Hogan of St. Vincent College.

    Second-team selections included senior forward Morgan Foley of St. Vincent and sophomore forward Megan Buck of Seton Hill. Cassandra Cutts of St. Vincent and Alanna Daniels and Cortni McGinnis of Seton Hill were among those named as honorable mentions. Daniels, a guard, was named to the all-North freshman team.

  • Junior guard Annie Sral of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg was named to the all-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference first team. Senior forward Erin Arnold (Kiski Area) and junior forward Jess Porter, teammates of Sral, were honorable mention selections.

  • Senior guard Ashley Kenny (Hempfield Area) of Westminster (Pa.) College was named to the all-President's Athletic Conference first team.

  • Senior forward Samor Himes (Penn-Trafford) scored a season-high 24 points for Westminster in a season-ending 81-77 loss to Washington & Jefferson College in the semifinals of the PAC tournament.

  • Sophomore forward Dartona Washam of St. Vincent College was named player of the year in the American Mideast Conference. He averaged 24.8 points and 9.0 points during the regular season.

    Sophomore guard Kennon Roberts and senior guard Chris Williams of St. Vincent joined Washam on the all-AMC North Division first team.

  • Senior guard Nolan Larry (Greensburg Salem), the all-time leading scorer at Washington & Jefferson College, was named to the all-Presidents' Athletic Conference first team for a second consecutive season. Larry finished with 1,654 points and averaged 17.8 points, 4.4 assists, 3.7 rebounds and 1.8 steals this year.

  • Sophomore guard Kevin Conlon of Pitt-Greensburg was named to the all-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference first team, and sophomore forward Phil Grenda (Mt. Pleasant Area) of Pitt-Greensburg was recognized as an honorable mention selection.


  • St. Vincent College has added Nicholas Krause of Erie McDowell High School to its men's team. Krause participated in cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field and earned scholar-athlete awards for four seasons at Erie McDowell.


  • The program at Seton Hill University has added midfielder Christopher Fawcett and forward Eric McKeever of Penn-Trafford High School for its second season of competition. Fawcett won Class AAA Section 1 co-player of the year in the WPIAL and scored 31 career goals. McKeever totaled 37 goals and 29 assists during his high school career.


  • Sophomore Jay Sellers (Hempfield Area) finished in eighth place in team points with 178 for Ithaca (N.Y.) College, which completed the regular season with a 15-1 record.


  • Senior Christina Shanko (Franklin Regional) of Seton Hall University was named co-pitcher of the week in the Big East Conference. Shanko did not allow an earned run in 16 2/3 innings while posting a 2-0 record in victories over Maryland and Indiana and working in relief in a loss to Hofstra.


  • Seton Hill University signed two players for next season. They are July Pokrifka, who combined for a 12-6 record in singles and doubles play last season at Bethel Park High School, and Candace Bungo, who compiled a career record of 81-16 and won two WPIAL Section 1 Class AAA doubles championships while at Indiana Area High School.


  • Joe Smolenski (Hempfield Area) is a member of the Lock Haven University distance relay team, which won that event at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Indoor Championships with a time of 10 minutes, 20.53 seconds. Lock Haven won the team title with 110 points, edging second-place Shippensburg by seven points.

    Jermaine Clayton (Derry Area) of Indiana University of Pennsylvania set a conference record in winning the 55-meters event with a time of 6.42 second.

  • Jessica Steck (Norwin) of Indiana University of Pennsylvania finished second in the mile at the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Indoor Championships, covering the course in 5 minutes, 18.59 seconds.


    West Virginia University completed its second consecutive Eastern Wrestling League dual-meet season undefeated, and 174-pounder Greg Jones (Greensburg Salem) closed with a 25-0 record after recording a fall over Ron Howard of Cleveland State University.

    Earlier, Jones was named an EWL wrestler of the week for his performance at the National Wrestling Coaches' Association All-Star Classic and in two EWL dual meets. Jones, a sophomore, who is top-ranked at 174, scored victories against Lock Haven University and Virginia Technical Institute and defeated No. 2 Chris Pendleton of Oklahoma State in the NWCA All-Star Classic.

    Jones was looking to repeat as 174-pound champion this weekend at the EWL tournament in Morgantown, W.Va.

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