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Several athletes receive accolades

Bret Pallotto
Sports Editor
bmp6070@lhup.edu

 

Photo courtesy of golhu.com

Photo courtesy of golhu.com

The LHU men’s cross country team won back-to-back PSAC Championships and their effort landed them a record eight All-PSAC finishers. The team beat second-place and No. 15 Shippensburg by 20 points.

Four runners (Dylan Mountain, Zachary Mains, Vince Fadale and Matt Giuod) finished in the top-10 with four others (Ben Robinson, Jacob Fetterman, Alex Diltz and Addison Monroe) finishing inside the top-20. Despite receiving the awards, their season is not over as they have the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championships on Nov. 22 at Slippery Rock, Pa.

Not to be outdone, six members of the field hockey team earned All-Atlantic 10 (A-10) Conference honors. Senior, Nakira Downes, from the Barbados, collected the lone First Team selection. Downes lead the team in goals, assists and points this season. Her 24 points were fifth-most in the A-10 and her 1.33 points/game were sixth-most in the conference.

Sophomore, Megan Wenrich and freshman, Devyn Barry received Second Team selections from the conference as well. However, it is important to remember that these athletes are student-athletes. Sophomore Lydia George, junior Jenna Felice and senior Elaina White were named to the All-Academic team. To be eligible for the award, student-athletes must be a starter or key reserve for their program and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

White was also named to the A-10 All-Championship team due to her performance in the semifinal against Massachusetts. She recorded nine saves for the game with six coming in the second half.

Junior soccer standout, Jacob Oldaker, who previously won the 2012 PSAC Freshman of the Year award, added another honor to his name when he was named to the 2014 All-PSAC Second Team. Oldaker was second on the team in goals (4), tied for second in assists (3) and second in points (11). He also registered two game-winning goals for the Bald Eagles this past season as well. He now has 15 goals and eight assists for his career here at LHU.

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