COLLEGE NOTES: Eastern York grad Lauren Reichard now Ga. Southern's career blocks leader

  • Eastern York High School graduate Lauren Reichard is a senior middle hitter for Georgia Southern.
  • Tuesday, Reichard became Georgia Southern's all-time leader in career blocks.
  • A year ago, Reichard became Georgia Southern's first-ever first-team All-Sun Belt performer.

Eastern York High School graduate Lauren Reichard broke the Georgia Southern career blocks record on Tuesday night.

Lauren Reichard

The 6-foot, senior middle hitter added five blocks to her total Tuesday while leading the Eagles to a 3-0 women's volleyball victory over South Carolina State in Dukes Gymnasium.

Reichard now has 464 total blocks, passing the mark of 462 that Jennifer Charles amassed from 2003-06. Reichard also posted 11 kills and just one error while hitting .769 against the Bulldogs (1-20).

"I'm so proud of Lauren Reichard and her being the all-time leader in blocks in our program history," Georgia Southern head coach Dustin Wood said on the school's website. "She's going to demolish that record with a lot of the season to be played. She has worked so hard and there is no doubt that she will be one of the best to ever play here. She is so much fun to watch and coach. It has been a privilege to work with her."

Reichard leads the Eagles in kills (217), kills per set (2.52), attack percentage (.310), blocks (111) and points (292.5).

Last year, Reichard became the first Eagle to earn first-team All-Sun Belt honors, when she led the league in hitting percentage (.342) and ranked second in blocks (1.15).

Georgia Southern, an NCAA Division I program, improved to 8-14 with Tuesday's win.



Marsteller ranked No. 3 in preseason: Kennard-Dale High School graduate Chance Marsteller is the third-ranked 165-pound wrestler in all of NCAA Division III, according to InterMat's Preseason Rankings.

Marsteller is a redshirt junior for Lock Haven University.

Marsteller is also ranked No. 3 in the nation by FloWrestling.

In both polls, Marsteller is ranked behind only No. 1 Vincenzo Joseph (Penn State) and No. 2 Evan Wick (Wisconsin). Joseph is the defending national champ at 165.

Last season, Marsteller earned All-America honors after placing fourth at the 2018 NCAA Division I National Championships in Cleveland. Marsteller went 44-4 last season and his 44 wins marked a single-season school record. 

Lock Haven is ranked No. 19 in InterMat's Preseason Tournament rankings and InterMat's Preseason Dual rankings. Defending national champion Penn State is ranked No. 1 both of those preseason polls.

Suburban grad Brehl honored again by PSAC: For the second consecutive week, Pitt-Johnstown senior, outside hitter Maura Brehl has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Central Division Volleyball Athlete of the Week.

The former York Suburban standout led the Mountain Cats to three victories last week, averaging 14.3 kills and 12.3 digs per match.

The 5-foot, 8-inch senior outside hitter had a match-high 14 kills, 14 digs and a pair of service aces in a four-set nonconference win over Point Park, before adding a match-high 16 kills, 12 digs and five blocks in a 3-1 victory over Lock Haven. Brehl closed out the week with another match-high 13 kills, 11 digs and a block in a 3-0 sweep of Bloomsburg.

Pitt-Johnstown is 13-10 overall and 7-4 in the PSAC. Brehl leads her team in points and kills.

Central York grad Plappert scores twice in York's field hockey loss: Central York High School graduate Greta Plappert scored a pair of goals in York College's 4-3 field hockey loss to visiting Salisbury on Wednesday.

Red Lion grad Sam Collis assisted on one of Plappert's scores. Dana Meehling had York's other score. York fell to 8-6 overall and 2-1 in the Capital Athletic Conference. Salisbury is 12-2 and 3-0.

York men's soccer team sees unbeaten streak end: The York College men's soccer team saw its seven-game unbeaten streak end Wednesday with a 3-0 loss at St. Mary's College in Maryland.

York fell to 9-4-2 overall and 2-1-0 in the CAC. St. Mary's is 10-2-3 and 3-1-0.