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Red Lion High School graduate Lindsey Blevins is making an immediate impact for the Millersville University women's volleyball team.

The 5-foot, 10-inch freshman outside hitter has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Central Division Women's Volleyball Athlete of the Week.

Blevins averaged 17 kills and nearly 16 digs per match, helping the Marauders win two matches last week.

The award is the first in Blevins' impressive rookie season. The Marauders went 2-1 last week including a three-set sweep of Pitt-Johnstown.

For the week, Blevins totaled a team-high 51 kills with a .194 attack percentage and recorded 47 digs in the three matches. She posted a double-double in all three matches.

Blevins' started her week with 14 kills, hitting .216, with 10 digs and three block assists in a win over Wilmington.

In a five-set loss to Lock Haven, Blevins recorded a career highs in both kills (22) and digs (26).

Her week concluded with 15 kills and 11 digs in the win over Pitt-Johnstown.

Blevins has totaled double-digit kills in 11 matches, ranks second on the team in total kills and is second in hitting percentage among players with at least 300 attack attempts. She ranks sixth among all PSAC players in total kills.

Millersville is 14-6 overall and 6-5 in the conference.

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York golf team earns first-ever tournament title: The York College women's golf team earned the program's first-ever tournament championship when the Spartans won the 2017 Goucher Fall Invitational at the Hillendale Country Club in Phoenix, Maryland.

The Spartans finished first of five teams, capturing the title with a two-day total score of 768. Mary Washington was second at 817.

The Spartans won their first tournament championship in just their fifth varsity tournament, a highlight for the first year program.

York freshman Emma Harding finished third with a two-day score of 176. Harding shot 87 on Monday and they carded an 89 on Tuesday to finish five strokes back of individual champion Lucy Lamb from Drew. 

Fellow freshman Eunice Sung placed fourth with a two-day total of 183. Sung shot 88 on Monday followed by a 95 on Tuesday. Freshman Bethany Snodgrass had a two-day total of 200, good for a tie for 10th. Freshman Lindsey Bonner finished 13th with a two-day total of 209.

York swimmer honored by CAC: York sophomore Justine Wantz has been named the Capital Athletic Conference Women's Swimming Athlete of the Week after earning a pair of individual wins and breaking a school record in the Spartans' sweep of Messiah and Franklin & Marshall on Saturday.

Wantz won the 100 backstroke with a time of 59.83 seconds, which established a new school record during the first competition of the year. She also won the 50 backstroke with a time of :28.21. Wantz was also a part of the 200 medley relay squad that finished second in the race. Her 50 and 100 backstroke times rank atop the CAC and 23rd and 24th nationally in NCAA Division III, respectively.

Spartans suffer third straight field hockey loss: The York College field hockey team suffered a third straight loss on Tuesday, falling to Franklin & Marshall in a non-league battle in Lancaster, 3-2, in overtime.

All three of the losses have come vs. nationally-ranked teams.

York fell to 11-5, while F&M improved to 13-2.

Central York High School graduate Greta Plappert and Lindsay Nye had York's goals. 

Penn State York swept in volleyball: The Penn State York women's volleyball team dropped a 25-4, 25-6, 25-10 decision to Penn State Brandywine on Tuesday.

PSY dropped to 0-16 both overall and in the Penn State University Athletic Conference, while PSB improved to 23-2 overall and 16-0 in the conference.

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