Campus Corner: Crawford captures PSAC Fresman of the Year in soccer at IUP

Victoria Crawford started her collegiate career in impressive fashion, scoring a hat trick against Lock Haven in her first game with the Indiana of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team.

She ended her season in the same fashion as the freshman from State College was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year. She was also named to the PSAC all-conference third team.

Crawford closed her season at IUP with six goals and three assists and took 40 shots. The Red Hawks wound up with a 9-7-3 record, losing to East Stroudsburg in the first round of the PSAC Championships.


Shane Dorner (State College, Lafayette) has 14 solo tackles and 20 assists, five tackles for loss for minus-13 yards, two sacks for minus-8 yards and four quarterback hurries. Lafayette is 4-6 and will finish its season on Nov. 22 against Lehigh in Yankee Stadium. It is the 150th meeting between the two rivals.

Michael John (Philipsburg-Osceola, Juniata) has 76 yards on 21 carries and 187 yards on seven receptions. Juniata is 4-5.

Colton Myers (State College, Juniata) has five catches for 94 yards, two solo tackles and two assists.

Coleman Rigg (Bellefonte, Juniata) has one carry for three yards, three solo tackles and two assists. Juniata ends its season Saturday at Susquehanna.

Kurt Walker (P-O, Shippensburg) has seven solo tackles and 15 total. He has 1 1/2 tackles for loss for minus-8 yards, one sack for minus-5 yards, one quarterback hurry and one blocked kick. Shippensburg is 6-4.

Alex Boumerhi (P-O, Lock Haven) leads the team in scoring with 32 points. He is 6 for 14 in field goal attempts and 14 of 15 in PATs. Lock Haven is 2-8.

Bernard Smack (State College, Lock Haven) has one carry for eight yards and 41 catches for 455 yards and three touchdowns. He has returned 17 kickoffs for 350 yards.

Sam Rodgers (State College, Syracuse) remains the starting long snapper. Syracuse (3-7) lost to Duke 27-10 on Saturday.

Jon Cox (State College, Franklin & Marshall) has 20 tackles, 16 solo, 1 1/2 sacks for minus-5 yards, four tackles for loss for minus-8 yards and one pass breakup. F&M is 5-4.


Jordyn Powell (P-O, Misericordia) has played in 13 games and has one assist. Misericordia (17-2-1) won the Freedom Conference for an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, and will host Cabrini in the first round Saturday.


Julia Elkin (State College, Muhlenberg) has one kill, 14 assists, 31 digs and five aces. Muhlenberg is 25-8.

Randi Leath (State College, DePaul) has 123 kills, seven assists, 16 aces, 42 digs and 80 blocks. DePaul has a 3-24 record.

Megan Flick (Bald Eagle Area, Lock Haven) had a key role in Lock Haven’s clinching of the PSAC East title over the weekend. She had seven kills, six digs, four aces and three blocks in a 3-0 win over Millersville. Then added 13 kills, 16 digs, three blocks and an ace in a 3-2 win over Shippensburg. For the season she has 255 kills, 45 assists, 13 aces, 181 digs and 53 blocks. Lock Haven (20-10) is No.1 seed in the playoffs and will again face No. 4 Shippensburg at home Wednesday night.

Suzanne Horner (State College, Iowa State) has 95 kills, 849 assists, 16 aces, 178 digs and 32 blocks. Iowa State is 13-9.

Emma Weakland (State College, Winthrop) has 148 kills, 25 digs and 42 blocks. Winthrop is 18-11.

Kayla Confer (BEA, Lebanon Valley) finished her career at Lebanon Valley with 283 digs, four assists, five aces, 64 digs and 35 blocks in her senior season. She received honorable mention honors in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Lebanon Valley lost in five sets to Franklin & Marshall in the conference tournament finals and closed with a 26-7 record.

Lauren Hester (State College, IUP) has 241 kills, seven assists, 42 aces, 279 digs and 18 blocks. IUP finished 9-20.

Christine Irwin (State College, Juniata) has 47 kills, five assists, 15 aces, 91 digs and eight blocks. Juniata is 27-7, ranked No. 10 in the AVCA coaches Division III poll and won the Landmark Conference. The Eagles are a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament and will meet sixth-seeded Franciscan on Thursday in the first round, playing at site host Wittenberg.

Field hockey

Mikaela Sloan (State College, Juniata) has one goal for the season. Juniata (14-5) will face Gwynedd Mercy on Wednesday in the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament after winning the Landmark Conference for the fifth time.

Brenna Boehman (State College, Haverford) had four goals and two assists as Haverford finished 8-9.

Summer Carson (State College, Dowling) has one goal and one assist. Dowling is 3-13.


Dennis Lumadu (P-O, Penn State-DuBois) went 1-2 at 197 pounds in the Clarion Open.

Mitchell Port (Bellefonte, Edinboro) is ranked No. 2 at 141 pounds with a 6-0 record, including a 5-0 mark in the Clarion Open where his first opponent was Will Koll from Finger Lakes Community College. Koll is the son of Cornell coach Rob Koll and the grandson of the late Bill Koll, former Penn State coach. Port decisioned him 11-4.

Swimming & diving

Gwen Lowry (Bellefonte, PSU-Behrend, Erie) was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Athlete of the Week in swimming and diving after she earned three individual wins in a meet against against Chatham. The freshman was victorious in the 100-yard backstroke, 200 butterfly and 200 individual medley.