Campus Corner: Bald Eagle Area graduate Confer helps Lebanon Valley to volleyball win

Bald Eagle Area graduate Kayla Confer played a key role in Lebanon Valley’s upset of Babson College in the Bowdoin Quad over the weekend.

Confer, a senior captain of the Lebanon Valley women’s volleyball team, had 11 kills in the five-set upset of the second-ranked team in the Division III New England Region, which had been riding a 15-match winning streak. Lebanon Valley fell behind 2-1 before coming back to tie the match with a 25-21 win in the fourth set, then taking the fifth 15-5.

Earlier in the week she contributed six kills in a record-setting offensive performance against Hood, when Lebanon Valley put together the best attacking performance in school history with a .416 hitting percentage. Confer was error-free while hitting .667 in the match, and as a team the Dutchwomen hit .688 in the second set.

For the season Confer is second on the team in kills with 210 and has 50 digs, 27 blocks, three aces and one assist.

Lebanon Valley is 20-5.


Shane Dorner (State College, Lafayette) has eight solo and nine assisted tackles, two sacks for minus-8 yards and two quarterback hurries. Lafayette is 3-4.

Michael John (Philipsburg-Osceola, Juniata) has 12 carries for 45 yards and four receptions for 64 yards. Juniata is 3-3.

Colton Meyers (State College, Juniata) has one catch for two yards, a solo tackle and two assists.

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

Kurt Walker (P-O, Shippensburg) has six solo stops and seven assists, one sack for minus-5 yards and one quarterback hurry. Shippensburg is 3-4.

Alex Boumerhi (P-O, Lock Haven) has made 4 of 11 field goal tries and 12 of 13 extra point attempts. He is tied for first in scoring with 24 points and also has a pair of unassisted tackles.

Bernard Smack (State College, Lock Haven) has one carry for eight yards and 31 catches for 341 yards and three touchdowns. He also has returned 17 kickoffs for 350 yards. Lock Haven shut out Cheyney 28-0 Saturday for its first win of the season and its first shutout in 12 years. The Bald Eagles are 1-6.

Sam Rodgers (State College, Syracuse) remains the starrting long snapper. Syracuse beat Wake Forest on Saturday to raise its record to 3-4.

Jon Cox (State College, Franklin & Marshall) has 18 solo tackles and three 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 3-3.

Alex Kenney (State College, UMass) has carried the ball twice for 22 yards and caught nine passes for 179 yards and a touchdown. He has also returned three kickoffs for 66 yards. The Minutemen are 2-6.


Reese Fisher (State College, Juniata) has played in 15 games and take two shots. Juniata is 4-11.

Devin Kos (Bellefonte, Juniata) has one goal and taken seven shots. Juniata is 4-7-2.

Taylor Golemboski (P-O, Juniata) has played in 13 games and has taken eight shots.

Elle Matalavage (State College, Paul Smith’s College) scored a goal in a 3-2 loss to Maine Machias in the Yankee Small College Conference Final Four.

Kristin Dobransky (Bellefonte, PSU-Altoona) has taken one shot in 11 games. Altoona is 2-12-1.

Victoria Crawford (State College, Indiana, Pa,) is second on the team in scoring with 13 points on five goals and three assists. IUP is 8-4-2.

Jordyn Powell (P-O, Misericordia) has one assist to date. Misericordia is 12-2.


Julia Elkin (State College, Muhlenberg) has a kill, 12 assists, 24 digs and five aces. Muhlenberg is 22-3.

Randi Leath (State College, DePaul) has 107 kills, seven assists, 11 aces, 33 digs and 72 blocks. DePaul is 3-18.

Megan Flick (BEA, Lock Haven) has 199 kills, which is second on the team, 33 assists, six aces, 114 digs and 48 blocks. Lock Haven is 15-8.

Suzanne Horner (State College, Iowa State) has 683 assists, and her 11.20 assists-per-set rate is No. 22 in the nation. She also has 137 digs, 39 kills, 12 aces and 26 blocks. Iowa State is 10-7.

Emma Weakland (State College, Winthrop) has 131 kills, 25 digs and 38 blocks. Winthrop is 15-8.

Lauren Hester (State College, Indiana, Pa,) has 198 kills, seven assists, 29 aces, 326 digs and 15 blocks. IUP is 9-13.

Sara Torres (BEA, PSU-Altoona) has seven digs to date. Altoona is 11-11.

Christine Irwin (State College, Juniata) has 47 kills, five assists, 15 aces, 91 digs and eight blocks. Juniata is 21-5 and raned No. 11 in Division III.

Field hockey

Mikaela Sloan (State College, Juniata) has one goal and has taken eight shots. Juniata is 10-3.

Brenna Boehman (State College, Haverford) has scored two goals on 21 shots. Haverford is 5-8.

Summer Carson (State College, Dowling) has taken one shot while playing in 12 games and starting nine. Dowling is 2-10.

Cross country

Paul Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) ran the 8-kilometer course in 26 minutes, 18 seconds in the Princeton Invitational.

John Crowe (State College, Susquehanna) ran a personal-best 25:52 at Princeton where Susquehanna placed 27th.

Jason Doll (State College, Delaware Valley) placed 16th out of 31 runners in 34:11 at the Alvernia Invitational

Chloe Schmidt (State College, Illinois) was73rd overall and eighth among Illinois runners with a time of 22:36.1 in the Bradley Classic.

Kaelyn Yoder (State College, Campbell) placed 50th at the College of Charleston Invitational with a time of 20:21.40.

Emma Cousins (State College, Bucknell) was 13th with a time of 23:32 at the Gettysburg Invitational.

Kyle Adams (State College, Bucknell) was 28th in 26:49 at the Gettysburg Invitational, which the Bison won as a team.

Miranda Boatman (Bellefonte, Penn State-Behrend) ran a 26:58.5 at the Oberlin Invitational. She was second among Behrend runners while the team finished 36th out of 40 teams entered.

Emma Federinko (Penns Valley, Misericordia) finished in 27:45.4 at the Gettysburg Invitational. Misericordia finished sixth as a team.