Campus Corner: State College’s Hester returns to court to make impact at Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Lauren Hester
Lauren Hester

After sitting out last year with an injury, Lauren Hester has shown no effects from the layoff with the Indiana, Pa., women’s volleyball team.

Hester, a State College graduate and redshirt-junior outside hitter, has played in every set for the Lady Red Hawks and leads the team in kills (155) and aces (27), and ranks second in digs (192). She also has 13 blocks and four assists. IUP is currently 6-10.


Shane Dorner (State College, Lafayette) has four solo tackles and three assists, two tackles for loss for minus-8 yards, one sack for minus-6 yards and two quarterback hurries. Lafayette is 2-3.

Michael John (Philipsburg-Osceola, Juniata) has 10 carries for 45 yards and four catches for 64 yards. Juniata is 2-3.

Colton Meyers (State College, Juniata) has two catches for two yards and also has two solo tackles.

Coleman Rigg (Bellefonte, Juniata) has a solo tackle and two assists.

Kurt Walker (P-O, Shippensburg) has four solo tackles and five assists, one-half tackle for loss for minus-3 yards and one quarterback hurry. Shippensburg is 2-3.

Alex Boumerhi (P-O, Lock Haven) has made 3 of 8 field goal tries and 8 of 9 PAT kicks. He also has two tackles.

Bernard Smack (State College, Lock Haven) has one carry for eight yards and 23 receptions for 241 yards and two touchdowns. He has also returned 15 kicks for 324 yards and has two tackles. Lock Haven is 0-5.

Sam Rodgers (State College, Syracuse) remains the starting long snapper for the Orangemen, who are 2-3.

Jon Cox (State College, Franklin & Marshall) has 15 solo tackles and two assists, 1 1/2 sacks for minus-5 yards, 3 1/2 tackles for loss for minus-7 yards and one pass breakup. F&M is 2-3.

Alex Kenney (State College, UMass) has carried the ball twice for 22 yards, caught four passes for 103 yards and a score and returned three kickoffs for 66 yards. UMass is 0-6.


Reese Fisher (State College, Juniata) has played in 12 games and taken two shots. Juniata is 2-10.

Devin Kos (Bellefonte, Juniata) has scored one goal and taken seven shots. Juniata is 4-5-2.

Taylor Golemboski (P-O, Juniata) has played in 10 games and taken five shots.

Kristin Dobransky (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) has played in eight games and taken one shot. Altoona is 1-9-1.

Victoria Crawford (State College, IUP) has scored four goals and added three assists. IUP is 7-1-1.

Jordyn Powell (P-O, Misericordia) has played in seven games and has one assist. Misericordia is 8-2.


Julia Elkin (State College, Muhlenberg) has one kill, nine assists, 17 digs and four aces. Muhlenberg is 17-2.

Randi Leath (State College, DePaul) has 90 kills, five assists, 10 aces, 27 digs and 55 blocks. DePaul is 3-13.

Megan Flick (Bald Eagle Area, Lock Haven) has 140 kills, 21 assists, three aces, 64 digs and 35 blocks. Lock Haven is 12-5.

Suzanne Horner (State College, Iowa State) has 490 assists, 27 kills, 11 aces, 93 digs and 21 blocks. Iowa State is 8-5.

Emma Weakland (State College, Winthrop) has 131 kills, 35 digs and 38 blocks. Winthrop is 12-6.

Kayla Confer (BEA, Lebanon Valley) has 165 kills, an assist, two aces, 38 digs and 23 blocks.

Sara Torres (BEA, PSU-Altoona) has six digs. Altoona is 7-11.

Christine Irwin (State College, Juniata) has 46 kills, five assists, 15 aces, 91 digs and eight blocks. Juniata is 18-2 and ranked No. 8 in Division III.

Field hockey

Mikaela Sloan (State College, Juniata) has one goal in 10 games. Juniata is 8-2.

Brenna Boehman (State College, Haverford) has scored two goals and has an assist. Haverford is 5-5.

Summer Carson (State College, Dowling) has played in 10 games, starting seven. Dowling is 2-8.

Lauren Bonness (State College, Michigan State) has played in one game to date. Michigan State is 7-4.

Cross country

Paul Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) ran a career-best time of 25 minutes, 41 seconds over 8 kilometers to pace the Susquehanna contingent at the Paul Short Run at Lehigh. He placed 27th overall and was named Landmark Conference Male Cross Country Athlete of the Week.

John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) turned in a 25:58 at the Paul Short Run.

Emma Cousins (State College, Bucknell) placed 36th at the Paul Short run in 22:39.

Nora Adams (State College, Bucknell) ran a 22:46 to place 48th at the Paul Short as the Bucknell women won the team crown.

Kyle Adams (State College, Bucknell) had a time of 26:50 to place 147th at the Paul Short Run, where the Bucknell men placed 11th.