LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES: Susquehannock grad Bangura, Kennard-Dale grad Leftridge excelling

Abdallah Bangura

Susquehannock High School graduate Abdallah Bangura has earned a weekly honor from the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference for the second time this season.

The Slippery Rock University midfielder is again the PSAC Western Division Men's Soccer Athlete of the Week.

Bangura earned the honor after a 2-0 victory over California University of Pennsylvania last week. Bangura scored a goal in the game. A native of Freetown, Sierra Leone, Bangura leads Slippery Rock this season in goals (six), points (13), total shots (25) and shots on goal (17).

The sophomore ranks first in the PSAC in game-winning goals (three), tied for first in goals, second in total shots and shots on goal and tied for second in points. 

Katie Leftridge


Kennard-Dale grad honored again: Kennard-Dale High School graduate Katie Leftridge has been named the Middle Atlantic Conference Women's Volleyball Player of the Week for the third straight time this season. She's won the award four times overall this year.

For the week, the 5-foot, 10-inch senior totaled 29 kills and hit .339. She also had 23 digs and two aces. She totaled 19 kills is a come-from-behind 3-2 win at Arcadia. She totaled 10 kills against Penn State Harrisburg and Wesley in limited action.

Stevenson is 19-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference.

York's Keating recognized: York College senior goalie Sam Keating has been named the Spartan Athlete of the Week.

For the week, Keating allowed one goal in 140 minutes of action while she recorded 12 saves. She was also named the Capital Athletic Conference Field Hockey Defensive Player of the Week.

Keating made three more saves Wednesday in York's 2-0 shutout over visiting Elizabethtown. York improved to 7-5, while Elizabethtown fell to 3-8. Mya Gerena and Dana Meehling scored for the Spartans. Amanda Boclair, Carrie Shuey and Peyton Martino had assists.

York triumphs in men's soccer: The York College men's soccer team earned a 1-0 victory over visiting Salisbury on Wednesday night.

McClain Smith scored the game's only goal off an assist from Danny Morgan. Josh Kappes made five saves to record the shutout in goal.

The Spartans improved to 6-4-2 overall and 2-2 in the CAC. Salisbury fell to 6-5-1 and 1-3.

Spartan golfers 11th: The York College men's golf squad finished 11th at the two-day Royal Lakes Fall Invitational hosted by Oglethorpe University on Tuesday.

The tournament was held at the Royal Lakes Golf Club in Flowery Branch, Georgia. The Spartans finished with a team score of 588 as they shot a season-best 295 on Monday only to better that by two strokes on Tuesday with a 293. Hampden-Sydney won the tournament with a two-day total of 559.

Freshman Evan Sitts was York's top finisher as he finished tied for 19th with a two-day total of 143 on rounds of 73 and 70.

York falls in women's soccer: The York College women's soccer team suffered a 4-0 loss at Salisbury on Wednesday.

The Spartans fell to 4-9-0 overall and 1-3-0 in the CAC. Salisbury improved to 8-2-2 and 4-0-0. Jillian Kozak made three saves for York.

Spartans beaten in women's volleyball: The York College women's volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision at Salisbury on Wednesday.

The match scores were 25-10, 19-25, 25-15, 27-29, 15-5.

York is 13-10 overall and 2-2 in the CAC. Salisbury is 13-5 and 2-2.

The Spartans' stat leaders were Hannah Siaurusaitis (12 kills), Hanover grad Lexi Daley (15 assists) and Emily Pupo (27 digs).

PSY drops men's soccer game: The Penn State York men's soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to visiting Penn State Lehigh Valley on Wednesday.

The local Lions fell to 1-8-1 overall and 1-6-0 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. Dover High School graduate Cole Wentz scored PSY's goal off an assist from Jose Salazar.

Local Lions fall in women's volleyball: The Penn State York women's volleyball team dropped a 25-20, 26-24. 25-23 decision at Penn State Schuylkill on Wednesday.

Red Lion grad Madison Winkowski and Bermudian Springs grad Zoe Luedtke had five kills each for PSY. Northeastern grad Abbie Hornberger had 13 PSY assists, while Spring Grove grad Haley Syester provided six digs.