McDowell named AMCC Player of the Week|
Thursday, September 05, 2013
By Jon Christoff Sports Writer
The fall season is underway for some former Progressland athletes, while some others will begin play this afternoon or this weekend. Here is a look at how the fall season is shaping up for our former stars:
Mariah McDowell, Penn State Altoona: One day after being named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Women's Volleyball Player of the Week, McDowell paced the Lady Lions in a five-set win over Shennandoah.
McDowell, who transferred from Mount Aloysius, had 15 kills to lead all players.
The former West Branch standout was named the POTW after leading Penn State Altoona at the Gettysburg College Battlefield Classic. McDowell finished the tournament with 3 kills per set, 2.81 digs per set and 1.12 blocks per set and finishined with a hitting percentage of .305 in four matches.
McDowell, who was tabbed to the all-tournament team for her efforts, also had seven aces.
Penn State Altoona (2-3) is at the Lebanon Valley College tournament on Friday and Saturday.
Jenessa Ceprish, Pitt-Bradford: The Lady Bobcats opened the season by going 1-3 at the SUNY Cortland Red Dragon Classic on Saturday.
Pitt-Bradford's lone win came in a sweep over Baruch (NY).
Ceprish, a former West Branch player, played in 12 of 14 sets for the Lady Bobcats and had 14 kills to her credit. Ceprish also had as serving percentage of .861 and made 20 digs defensively.
Nick Redden, Duquesne: The Dukes opened the season with a 35-24 win over Albany on Saturday. Redden, a Clearfield graduate and team captain, anchored the offensive line from his center position, as the Duquesne offense rolled to 398 yards in earning the win.
The Dukes (1-0) travel to Dayton on Saturday.
Most of the Progressland football players will get their seasons started on Saturday. Other players suiting up for their respective colleges are: Brad Stubbs (Bloomsburg), Parker Emigh, Trey Jordan and Eric White (Clarion), Trey Campman (IUP), Ethan Cree, Michael John and Jordan Russell (Juniata), Alex Boumerhi, Jesse Hoover and Beau Swales (Lock Haven), Zack Czap, Zach Fannin, Tyler Jenny, Austin Mital, Austin Pollick and David Ryan (Lycoming), Curtis Frye (Millersville), Todd Munchak and Andrew Redden (Saint Francis Pa.), Kurt Walker (Shippensburg), Derek Morgan (Slippery Rock) and Brad Coudriet (Thiel).
John Gaylor, Penn State DuBois: Gaylor's 78 sparked the Lions to a win at the Bernie Gus Invitational at Penn State New Kensington recently.
The former Clearfield standout was the medalist on the day, as Penn State DuBois - which is in its first year in the sport - ended the tournament with a 326. The Lions were followed by Butler County Community College (336), Penn State Mont Alto (356) and Penn State New Kensington (391).
Penn State DuBois returns to action on Monday at Penn College.
Adam Timchak, Clarion: Timchak, a former West Branch student, and his Clarion teammates will open the season on Sunday, as the Eagles will host the Hal Hanson tournament.
Men's Cross Country
John Clark, Thiel: The Tomcats opened the season at an unscored meet at the Wooster (OH) Invitational on Aug. 30. Clark, a 2013 West Branch graduate, finished his first race in 23:54.8.
Thiel is idle until traveling to the Calvin College Invite on Sept. 14 in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Women's Cross County
Becca Johnson, Saint Francis (Pa.): Johnson opened her collegiate career with a fifth-place finish for the Lady Red Flash, who were at the Lehigh Invite on Saturday.
The former Curwensville runner crossed the finish line in 25:33.79, good enough for 54th out of 139 athletes.
Saint Francis, which travels to the Furman (SC) University Classic on Sept. 14, finished the meet in fifth place in the 14-team field.
Taylor Golemboski, Juniata: The Eagles are 2-0 after blanking Thiel (3-0) and St. Vincent's (2-0) recently. Golemboski, a former Philipsburg-Osceola athlete, had a shot in the season opening win over the Tomcats. Juniata returns to action Saturday when it faces D'Youville at the Buffalo tournament.
Taylor Eirich, Clarion: The Lady Eagles and Eirich, a West Branch alum, kickoff the season this evening, as they host Seton Hill. Brooke Mohney, Bloomsburg: Mohney, a Clearfield graduate, and her Lady Huskie teammates will open the season this afternoon at Gannon.
All former area athletes who play a sanctioned college sport are eligible to be recognized by The Progress for their athletic endeavors in the College Roundup. Athletes are encouraged to have their school's sports information director fax, mail or email updates on their progress to the sports department.
Updates can be faxed to 814-765-5165 or mailed to College Roundup, c/o The Progress Sports Department, Post Office Box 291, Clearfield, PA 16830-0291.
Emails are also accepted at email@example.com.