College Sports

Campus Corner: State College’s Olivia Stahl helping her team to top of lacrosse rankings

State College graduate Olivia Stahl has 10 goals and 12 assists for Savannah College of Art and Design women’s lacrosse. The Bees finished the regular season 10-1 and play for the conference championship on Saturday.
State College graduate Olivia Stahl has 10 goals and 12 assists for Savannah College of Art and Design women’s lacrosse. The Bees finished the regular season 10-1 and play for the conference championship on Saturday. Photo courtesy of SCAD Athletics

The Savannah College of Art and Design women’s lacrosse team finished its regular season 10-1 and ranked No. 1 in the NAIA coaches poll.

Former State College athlete Olivia Stahl is playing a key role in the Bees’ success. Stahl was named to the South Region All-Conference first team on Monday and was joined by six teammates on the all-conference team.

Stahl has 10 goals, 12 assists, 39 ground balls and has caused 21 turnovers this year.

“Olivia has started as an attacker, midfielder and defender and has performed well at every position,” Bees coach Adrienne Berkland said in a release by the school. “She is a natural defender and uses her speed to capitalize on any weaknesses.”

SCAD has been atop the poll for seven straight weeks. The Bees will play for the South Region championship on Saturday in Georgetown, Ky.


Jared Dailey (State College, PSU Altoona) is 2-2 with a 9.69 ERA and one save. In 26 innings he has given up 44 hits and 35 runs, 28 earned, while walking 14 and striking out 21. Altoona is 9-21.

Parker Watson (Philipsburg-Osceola, Lock Haven) has a 4.83 ERA and a 2-5 record. He has given up 57 hits and 29 runs, 22 earned, while walking seven and striking 31 in 57 innings of work. Lock Haven is 17-22.

Mark Curtis (P-O, Shippensburg) is 3-5 with a 6.40 ERA. In 45 innings he has allowed 53 hits and 34 runs, 32 earned, while walking 21 and fanning 30.

Mike Marcinko (P-O, Shippensburg) leads the team in hitting with a .369 average. He has scored 35 runs and driven in 11. Among his 45 hits are seven doubles, two triples and five homers. He also is 21 for 23 in stolen base attempts. Shippensburg is 15-21.

Caleb Pepperday (P-O, Juniata) has pitched in 31 innings and allowed 41 hits and 32 runs, 22 earned, walked 22 and struck out 15. He is 0-4 with a 6.39 ERA. Juniata is 8-23.

Kyle Peterson (State College, Millersville) is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA. In 16 1/3 innings he has given up 12 hits and six runs, four earned, while walking nine and striking out 11. Millersville is 35-3 and ranked No. 2 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Division II poll.


Clarissa Keller (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) is the team’s leading hitter with a .534 average (39 for 73) and is currently on a 13-game hitting streak. She has scored 28 runs with seven doubles, a triple, a homer and 14 RBIs while stealing 13 bases in 15 tries. On Monday, Keller was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week. Altoona is 19-5.

Allison Simpson (Bald Eagle Area, PSU Altoona) is hitting .297 with eight runs scored, 19 hits, three doubles, a triple and 13 RBIs.

Ashley Struble (Penns Valley, PSU Altoona) is hitting .389 with 10 runs scored, 21 hits, three doubles and a team-high 18 RBIs.

Kate Burge (P-O, PSU Altoona) continues to dominate from the pitcher’s circle, where she is 16-3 with a 1.65 ERA, with 17 complete games and five shutouts. In 131 2/3 innings she has given up 97 hits and 38 runs, 31 earned, while walking 35 and striking out 99. At the plate she is hitting .344 with nine runs scored, 22 hits, eight doubles, a triple and two homers. She has 16 RBIs.

Haley Giedroc (BEA, PSU Altoona) has boosted her average to .311 with 17 runs scored, 23 hits, five doubles, three triples, a homer and nine RBIs. She is also 9 for 9 in stolen base attempts.

Chelsey Poorman (BEA, Lycoming) is hitting .305 with 14 runs scored, 18 hits, two doubles, a triple and seven runs driven in. Lycoming is 14-17.

Hannah Cooper (Bellefonte, Central Connecticut State) has a .169 average with seven runs scored, 10 hits, four doubles, a homer and 10 RBIs. CCSU is 13-17-1.

Vanessa Cooper (Bellefonte, UMass-Lowell) has a .206 average with three runs scored, 14 hits, two doubles, a triple and six RBIs. Lowell is 7-33.

Mackenzie Burge (P-O, St. Francis) is hitting .235 with six runs scored, eight hits, two doubles and four RBIs. St. Francis is 24-17.

Allie Baney (State College, Juniata) is hitting .308 with 17 runs scored, 24 hits, three doubles, two triples and seven RBIs. Juniata is 11-17.

Christina Tressler (Bellefonte, Clarion) is hitting .263 with 12 runs scored, 25 hits, five doubles, two homers and 12 RBIs.

Track & field

Molly Love (State College, UNC-Wilmington) placed second in the pole vault at the Charlottesville Invitational with a vault of 11 feet, 11 3/4 inches, a personal best.

Nora Adams (State College, Bucknell) was 26th in the unseeded 3,000-meter run in 18 minutes, 17.65 seconds at the Bison Outdoor Classic.

Kyle Adams (State College, Bucknell) placed 27th in the 800 in 1:53.56 and ran on the 11th-place 4x400 relay team which posted a time of 3:23.56 at the Bison Outdoor Classic.

Matt Fuller (Penns Valley, Edinboro) had a time of 23:59.40 in the 10,000 at the Bison Outdoor Classic. He placed 19th.

Zach Moody (BEA, Misericordia) was third in the 3,000 steeplechase at the Moravian Greyhound Invitational with a time of 10:03.24.

Eric Heatwole (State College, Bloomsburg) was 33rd in the 1,500 in 4:01.71 at the Bison Outdoor Invitational.

Kylie Orndorf (Penns Valley, Juniata) placed 13th in the javelin with a throw of 34.91 meters and was 24th in the discus with a throw of 30.43 at the Greyhound Classic at Moravian.


Brady Franks (Sate College Widener) has five goals and six assists for Moravian, which is 5-6.