Elmira College's Taryn Rumsey, a Mansfield High School graduate, of the women's volleyball team has been named Empire 8 Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for the week ending September 15th.

Rumsey, a product of neighboring Mansfield, PA, played a large role in Elmira's 4-0 showing during last week's Roadrunner Invitational. She had 51 kills during the week and owned a hitting percentage of .317. Rumsey also recorded 11 service aces in addition to 21 digs and seven total blocks. She posted season highs in kills (22) against Mt. Aloysius, digs (10) against Mt. Aloysius, aces (5) against Ramapo, and total blocks (3) against Mt. Aloysius and St. Joe's.


A total of eight Canisius College softball players, including Tioga graduate Marissa Miller, have been named NFCA All-America Scholar-Athletes, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association office recently announced. The awards, presented by the NFCA, recognize student-athletes for their work in the classroom during the 2012-13 academic year.

Former Canisius players Chloe Contreras, Katie Medina and Stephanie Pfentner were honored by the NFCA, as was current senior Valorie Nappo. Juniors Michelle DelPrince and Miller were recognized for their work in the classroom, as were current sophomores Bethany DeMarco and Tori Nappo.

To be eligible for the NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Team, student-athletes must hold a grade point average of 3.5 or better for the entire academic year.


The Shippensburg University women's cross country team placed fifth on Saturday morning at Kutztown University's Division II Challenge, with freshman Casey Norton, a Troy graduate, pacing the Raiders with a 6K time of 23:07.

Norton placed 14th, while three Raiders finished consecutively in 21st through 23rd place. Freshman Allison Marella crossed the finish line in 23:31, while junior Patty Reis was one second behind. Freshman Natalie Eastwood was one second behind Reis. Wyausing's Erika Huffman was 87th in 25:07.


Northeast Bradford graduate Curt Jewett ran in the DII-DIII race at the Spiked Shoe Invite at Penn State, finishing 18th in 27:27 as an unattached runner for the Nittany Lions.

Wellsboro's Bobby Hill also ran unattached for Penn State, finishing 37th in 28:01.


Senior Christopher Brennan (New Hope) scored two goals as the Pennsylvania College of Technology men's soccer team defeated Penn State Schuylkill 5-0. The teams only got in 36 minutes of play before inclement weather forced an early ending. Senior David Munn, an Athens graduate, recorded the shutout with no saves as the Wildcat defense did not allow a shot. With the win, Penn College improves to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

Brennan started things off in the 16th with an unassisted goal. Just a minute later, junior Blayne Allen (Trumbull, Conn.) got in on the action. Sophomore Adrian Bukur (Hazleton) helped out Brennan with his second goal of the game in the 19th making it a 3-0 game.

Also last week, Munn was named the PSUAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week for the period ending Sept. 15. In the team's 2-0 week, Munn recorded two shutouts making six saves. So far this year, Munn is perfect with a 1.000 save percentage and 0.00 goals against average. Last season, he led the PSUAC in goals against average and had an 11-3 record.


Defending Freedom Conference champion Eastern University, the 16th ranked team nationally in Division III, posted a 3-0 victory over the host King's College women's volleyball team Wednesday night in Scandlon Gymnasium.

With the win Eastern improved to 12-1 on the year while the Lady Monarchs slipped to 6-3. Eastern won by scores of 25-13, 25-17, 25-7.

Wyalusing graduate Jessica Carr had six kills for King's while Alexa Nelson added two. Mary Loughran posted seven assists while Elen O'Donnell and Sarah Busse chipped in with six and five digs respectively.


Shelby Morgan (Clarks Summit, PA/Abington Heights) and Hannah Zuchowski (Wellsboro, PA/Wellsboro Area) combined for 32 kills while both recording double-doubles to lead Keystone College's volleyball team to a three game sweep of Bryn Athyn College in a non-conference match on Thursday night. With the win, the Giants improve to 6-4 on the season heading into their first Colonial States Athletic Conference match of the year on Saturday while the Lions see their record drop to 6-7.

Keystone won the first game 25-21 and claimed the second set by a 25-20 score line before closing out the win with a 25-19 decision in game three.

Morgan led all players with 17 kills while adding 11 digs while Zuchowski finished the match with 15 kills and a match-best 15 digs as both players recorded double-doubles. Carol Mosier (Hunlock Creek, PA/Lake-Lehman) dished out 35 assists to pace the Giants while picking up 12 digs in the win and Jessie Haines (Endicott, NY/Union-Endicott) led the squad with four service aces while picking up four kills on the night.

Troy graduate Courtney Woodward also plays for Keystone.


Kelly Chadwick had 14 service aces and 20 assists as Marywood University opened its Colonial States Athletic Conference volleyball schedule with a 3-0 victory Wednesday over Rosemont College. The Pacers won by scores of 25-8, 25-10, 25-13 to push their record to 7-3 on the season.

The Pacers owned a 25-8 advantage over the Ravens in kills. Marywood held on to a 20-1 advantage in service aces.

Troy graduate Mikayla Bristol and Courtney Murray had breakout performances, each with three kills in five attempts for a 40 percent attack rate.


Freshman Maggie Slawson and sophomore Bethany Richardson each notched 10 kills to lead the Lycoming College volleyball team to its fourth straight sweep, downing Mount Aloysius, 3-0 (25-16, 25-13, 25-20), in non-conference action on Tuesday night, Sept. 17.

Towanda graduate Kylee Sutton had two points, a kill and an assist for Lycoming and Canton grad Cortney Tice had five digs.

Richardson hit a solid .476 and added two blocks, freshman Lauren Fink added seven kills, six digs and three blocks and senior Shelby Gear posted six kills, two blocks and hit .455. Gear, in the process, became the 10th player in school history to reach 800 career kill.


Tioga grad Kari Walkley scored a goal and dished out an assist as 18th-ranked Wake Forest won three games last week.

After a 5-1 win over Davidson, Walkley scored a goal in the Demon Deacons' 3-2 win over Liberty.

She picked up an assist in Wake Forest's 4-0 win over Williams & Mary.

Wake Forest is on a four-game win streak and is 5-1 on the season.


Sayre grad Katie Hurley, a freshman on the Misericordia women's cross country team, finished 10th overall in the Cougar Classic here Saturday.

She clocked in at a time of 26:06.86 in the 7K event. Misericordia finished second as a team.

Fellow Sayre grad Molly O'Hara, also a freshman, was 13th on the Misericordia team and 36th overall in a time of 28:11.38.

In the men's race, Tioga grad Brenden Walker, a freshman, finished eighth on the Misericordia team and 17th overall.

Walker clocked in at 30:20.12 in the 8K race. Misericordia finished second in the team standings.


Sayre grad Shawn Lake finished ninth in Lock Haven's first-place finish at the Division II Cross Country Challenge here at Kutztown University.

Lake finished in 26:03 on the 8K course.


Sayre grad Lorenzo Servidio, a freshman, finished 13th on the Clarkson team and 42nd overall here Saturday at the Hamilton College Short Course Cross Country Invitational.

Servidio clocked in with a time of 21:21.2 in the 6K race.


Morrisville State, featuring a trio of Tioga grads, finished third in their own Mustang Tournament over the weekend.

The Lady Mustangs won both their matches Saturday, but dropped a pair of decisions on Sunday.

In Morrisville's 3-1 win over Keystone, freshman setter Erika Bailey had 31 setter assists, four kills and five digs, while sophomore specialist Kylie Murphy had three assists, 17 digs and one ace and freshman hitter Kayla Mosher had five kills and three aces.

In a 3-0 win over Cobleskill, Bailey had 21 assists, four aces, nine digs and one kill, while Murphy had two assists and 15 digs and Mosher had three kills, two digs and a block.

On Sunday, Morrisville opened with a 3-1 loss to D'Youville. Bailey had 28 assists, 13 digs, three kills and one ace in the loss, while Murphy had 13 digs and Mosher had six kills, one block, two digs and one ace.

In a 3-0 loss to Penn St.-Behrend, Bailey 18 assists, 10 digs, one ace and one kill, Murphy recorded 14 digs and one kill and Mosher registered eight kills and one dig.

Morrisville is 2-9 on the season.


Tioga grad Kay Pfleghardt, a junior, had eight kills, four digs, and an assist in Alfred State's sweep of Penn State-Beaver, while Tioga grad Jess Ramsey, a sophomore, had four digs and an assist.

Ramsey recorded five digs, one kill and one assist in a win over Penn State-Dubois.

Alfred State is 8-1 on the season.


Sayre grad Elizabeth Higley, a junior, had five kills, four blocks and a dig in two East Stroudsburg losses over the weekend.

On Wednesday, Higley had five block assists in a 3-2 win over Philadelphia University.

The Lady Warriors are 5-3 on the season.


Tioga grad Raven Worthing, a sophomore, is playing on the SUNY Delhi volleyball team, which is 4-5 on the season.


Junior Abbey Smith, a Towanda grdaute, won her match at No. 4 singles and two other singles matches went to superset tiebreakers, but the Lycoming College women's tennis team fell to Susquehanna University, 8-1, in non-conference action at Bruce Henry Park on Thursday afternoon, Sept. 19.

Smith posted a 3-6, 6-4, 10-4 superset tiebreak win over Christine Bender to lead the Warriors (0-2 overall).

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