Two York College athletes earn weekly honors from Capital Athletic Conference


Two York College athletes have been honored by the Capital Athletic Conference with weekly recognition.

Junior women's tennis player Rachel Wagner has been named the CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Week. Wagner led the Spartans to a pair of non-conference wins for the week as the Spartans finished the 2017 fall campaign with a perfect 6-0 mark.

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In second singles, Wagner recorded a 6-0, 6-1 win over Albright's Sir Yenda on Friday and followed that with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-4 win over Catholic's Sarah MacLean on Saturday to finish the fall a perfect 6-0 in the second singles position for York.

On Friday, Wagner teamed with sophomore Gina Liguori to earn an 8-0 second doubles decision over Albright. The duo earned another 8-0 win in Saturday's victory over Catholic. Wagner and Liguori finished the fall 6-0.

Junior golfer Tyler Newton has been named the CAC Golfer of the Week.

Newton won the individual title at the 2017 Montgomery Cup in Downingtown. Newton fired a two-round total of 145 as he shot an opening-round even-par 72. He then shot a 1 over-par 73 in the second round on Saturday afternoon.

The Spartans finished second as a team as York tied a school record with a first-round score of 292. The Spartans finished with a score of 600, four strokes back of team champ F&M.

This past weekend, Newton shot a two-day total of 158 at the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Challenge at the Bridges Golf Club in Abbottstown.

For the season, Newton leads the Spartans with a scoring average of 75.7 in his eight rounds this fall.

Women's soccer team falls: The York College women's soccer team suffered a 1-0 defeat in double overtime at Penn State Harrisburg in Capital Athletic Conference action on Tuesday, Oct. 3.

Both teams had 11 shots. York fell to 2-7-1 overall and 1-2 in the CAC, while PSH improved to 9-3 and 2-1. York goalie Jess Wieber had five saves.

Women's volleyball prevails: The York College women's volleyball team knocked off Lancaster Bible College on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 25-15, 25-17, 20-25, 25-9. 

York (14-5) won its fifth consecutive match, while Lancaster Bible College fell to 7-10 on the year. Eryn Brady led the Spartans with 12 kills, while Gabby Emeigh had 23 assists and Alexis Harbold had 23 digs.