LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES: York field hockey player Jennifer Morrissette earns pair of honors

York Dispatch

York College senior field hockey defender Jennifer Morrissette has been named the Spartan Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sunday, Sept. 9.

Morissette was also named the Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week.

Jennifer Morrissette

Morrissette returned to the Spartan lineup after missing the season opener because of an injury. She was the anchor of the Spartan defense in a 1-1 week that included a shutout in a 2-0 win at Dickinson College despite facing 13 shots. The defense allowed only two goals in the two games. 

Morrissette set two school records on Saturday in a contest at Shenandoah University. Morrissette compiled four defensive saves, breaking a single-game record held by seven previous Spartans, in a 2-1 loss. In the same game, Morrissette reached 21 career defensive saves, which passes former Spartan defensive standout Kari Moyer (1996-99) for the school record.



York men's soccer team beats No. 14 Washington & Lee: The York College men's soccer team downed Washington & Lee 2-0 in a nonconference match from a very rainy and very chilly Graham Field on Sunday in York.

Washington & Lee came into the game ranked No. 14 in the nation in NCAA Division III. York is now 3-1, while W&L fell to 1-3.

Travis Gould and Keith Witherell had York's goals. Billy Bridegum needed just one save to record the shutout. York has now won three straight since a season-opening loss.

York continues its brief two game homestand with a visit from Route 83 rival Johns Hopkins on Wednesday night. The 13th-ranked Blue Jays and Spartans will kick off at Graham Field at 7 p.m.  

Penn State York falls in men's soccer: The Penn State York men's soccer team dropped a 4-1 nonleague decision at Delaware Valley on Monday.

PSY dropped to 0-2, while Delaware Valley improved to 2-1. The Lions' only score came on an own goal by Delaware Valley. Maxim Zingman had five saves for PSY, which was outshot, 24-2.