Everything you missed in Penn State sports — and isn’t elsewhere in the CDT — from Sept. 4, 2017:
McHugh earns spot on USWNT
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. Penn State swimmer Ally McHugh — who’s impressed in both the 400-meter IM and the 1,500-meter freestyle — has been named to the 2017-18 U.S. Women’s National Team, USA Swimming announced.
McHugh earned her way on the team after strong efforts at both the U.S. Phillips 66 Nationals and the World University Games, where she won silver in the 400 IM. She is one of 115 members on the team.
She is the first Penn Stater to earn a spot on the USA Swimming National Team since Shane Ryan did it on the men’s side in 2013-14. The last female to achieve the feat was in 2007, when Kaitlin O’Brien represented the country in the 2007 Japan International Grand Prix.
Volunteer ass’t added
UNIVERSITY PARK Newtown native Blaise Lezynski has been added to the Penn State baseball team as a volunteer assistant coach, the university announced Monday.
The former Notre Dame player, who competed for three seasons, most recently played in the Frontier League for the Joliet Slammers.
“I feel blessed and privileged to return to my home state and join the Penn State baseball program,” Lezynski said in a written statement.