LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES: Dover High grad Emma Davis off to strong start as Juniata freshman
Dover High School graduate Emma Davis is making an immediate impact for the nationally-ranked Juniata College women's volleyball program.
The 6-foot, 1-inch freshman middle hitter has been named the Landmark Conference Women's Volleyball Athlete of the Week for the second time this season.
Juniata went 4-0 last week after facing Goucher in a Landmark Conference match and then competing in the DeSales Invitational over the weekend. At DeSales, the Eagles faced Cabrini, DeSales, and SUNY Canton.
For the week, Davis averaged 3.18 kills per set for a total of 35 while committing just seven errors in 70 attempts. She finished the week hitting .400 while adding eight service aces, eight digs and 11 total blocks.
For the season, Davis is first on the team in points (209.5) and points per set (3.2), second in kills (154) and third in kills per set (2.33).
Juniata is 14-5 overall and 3-0 in Landmark Conference action. The Eagles are ranked No. 14 in NCAA Division III by the American Volleyball Coaches Association.
OTHER LOCAL COLLEGE NOTES
York County's Wood, Morrow get McDaniel Hall of Fame Awards: Two York County residents recently received the Green Terror Sports Hall of Fame Awards at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.
Annette McMahan Wood of Hanover and and Scott Morrow of York Haven were honored.
Wood is a 1949 graduate of the college, while Morrow graduated from the college with a bachelor's degree in chemistry in 2007 and a master's degree in administration in 2012
Wood, who majored in biology and physical education at McDaniel (formerly Western Maryland) College, was involved in the women’s basketball, field hockey and volleyball programs and was also on her class intramural softball and field hockey teams.
As a student, Wood received the Women’s Athletic Association’s “M” Award, which was given to female athletes for achieving more than 1,500 participation points by being involved in both individual and team sports all four years. Wood was also the yearbook women’s sports editor.
Wood was formerly employed at the Carroll County Board of Education. She has served a variety of roles at Homewood Retirement Community.
Morrow, a Red Lion Area School District teacher, was a member of McDaniel’s soccer team, where he ranks third for penalty kicks made and attempted in the program’s history.
Morrow was named to the Centennial Conference Silver Anniversary Team in 2018. He also was a first-team, All-Centennial Conference pick in 2004, 2005 and 2006 as well as third-team All Mid-Atlantic Region performer in 2005. Morrow was named the Centennial Conference Player of the Year in 2005, the same year he was selected as team captain.
Penn State York falls in volleyball: The Penn State York women's volleyball team dropped a 3-2 decision to visiting Penn State Lehigh Valley on Tuesday.
PSY dropped to 6-12 overall and 4-7 in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. The local Lions won the first two sets, 25-13, 26-24, but lost the final three sets, 25-23, 25-18, 15-9. Lehigh Valley improved to 11-8 and 8-4.
PSY's leaders were Red Lion grad Madison Winkowski (six kills), Bermudian Springs grad Zoe Luedtke (six kills), Northeastern grad Abbie Hornberger (16 assists), Makeda Eames (six digs) and Bermudian grad Mckenzie Jones (six digs).
York goalie honored: York College freshman goalkeeper Josh Kappes was named the Capital Athletic Conference Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after leading the Spartans to a pair of shutout wins last week.
For the week, Kappes was 2-0 with two shutouts and eight saves in 180 minutes of play.
York rolls in women's volleyball: The York College women's volleyball team rolled to a 3-0 victory over visiting St. Mary's on Wednesday. The match scores were 25-9, 25-22, 25-13.
The Spartans improved to 14-11 overall and 3-3 in the CAC. St. Mary's fell to 5-17 and 2-4.
York was led by Claire Shorb (12 kills), Bermudian Springs grad Gabby Emeigh (18 assists), Emily Pupo (22 digs) and Dover grad Abby Diehl (11 assists).
Spartans fall in field hockey: The York College field hockey team dropped a 3-1 decision to Messiah on Wednesday night in Grantham.
Messiah is now 9-4. York fell to 8-6. Abby Piotrowski scored for York. Sam Keating had four saves for York.
York loses in men's and women's soccer: The York College men's and women's soccer teams each dropped 1-0 CAC decisions to Salisbury on Wednesday night.
The York men played at Salisbury, while the women played in York.
The Spartan men fell to 7-5-2 overall and 3-3 in the CAC. Salisbury improved to 7-6-1 and 2-4. Josh Kappes had six saves in a losing cause.
The York women fell to 5-10 overall and 2-4 in the CAC. Salisbury is 10-2-2 and 6-0. Jillian Kozak had four saves for York.
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