York Catholic High graduate Kayleigh Pokrivka is first-team All-PSAC defender in lacrosse


York Catholic High School graduate Kayleigh Pokrivka has made an immediate impact in her college lacrosse career.

The freshman at East Stroudsburg University has been named a first-team All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference selection at defender.

Kayleigh Pokrivka

She ranks second in the PSAC in caused turnovers per game (43, 2.87 per game) and eighth in ground balls per game (54, 3.60 per game).

She had seven caused turnovers and seven ground balls in a 9-7 win at Slippery Rock on March 31, the first victory in East Stroudsburg's nine-game winning streak.

ESU (13-2, 11-1), the defending PSAC champion, will compete in this weekend's PSAC Final Four at West Chester. The Warriors face Mercyhurst in the semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday.

South Western grad Callie Kavanaugh, a senior at Millersville, was a third-team attack selection. She finished third on the Marauders in points, goals and assists. Kavanaugh's 46 goals ranked eighth in the conference.