The Phoenix Reporter and Item (http://www.phoenixvillenews.com)


By Journal Register, News Service

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

BASEBALL
Kutztown University sophomore Thomas Romano (Phoenixville) had one hit and one run scored in a 2-0 victory over Bloomsburg.
Bloomsburg freshman Joey Casselberry (Methacton, Audubon, Phoenixville Babe Ruth League product) had a double for one of the Huskiesí five hits in a 3-2 loss to Slippery Rock. Casselberry also stroked four hits in a 2-0 loss to Kutztown.
Scranton junior Eric Pizzico (Spring-Ford) belted a solo home run as part of a two-hit, two-RBI day in a win over Albright.
WOMENíS
BASKETBALL
Kutztown senior Ashley Wood (Spring-Ford) scored 17 points and handed out six assists in a victory over West Chester in the first round of the PSAC Tournament.
Kutztown advanced to face top-seeded Bloomsburg in the quarterfinal round Tuesday.
SOFTBALL
Elizabethtown sophomore Jessica White (Perkiomen Valley) had an RBI and run scored in a loss to Muhlenberg.
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LACROSSE
Lafayette sophomore Brian Bock (Spring-Ford) posted one goal and two assists in an 8-5 loss to Marist. Bock also scored two goals and had four assists in a 13-9 win over Wagner.
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GOLF
Coker College sophomore Christopher Fuga (Phoenixville, St. Pius X) shot a two-day score of 143 for 2-over-par as the Cobras finished in 14th place at the Spring Kick-Off Intercollegiate in Orange Park, Fla.
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SWIMMING
Marist sophomore Billy Drennen (Spring-Ford) finished fourth in the 500 freestyle (4:36.27), sixth in the 1,000 free (9:36.13) and led off the 800 free relay, which finished fourth (6:48.54) at the MAAC Championships. Drennan was also named to the MAAC All-Academic team.
WOMENíS
SWIMMING
Akron freshman Erin Seiler (Spring-Ford) finished 15th in the 100 butterfly (56.45), 11th in the 200 fly (2:03.75) and was part of a seventh-place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:43.26) at the MAC Championships in Buffalo.
Seiler also helped the 400 medley relay finish sixth (3:46.21) with her butterfly leg.
Towson freshman Caroline Hodgins (Perkiomen Valley) helped the 800 free relay to a first-place finish (7:14.76) at the Colonial Athletic Association Chamionships in Fairfax, Va. The Tigers went on to win the team title for the fifth time in six years.
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HOCKEY
Bowling Green sophomore and Collegeville native Adam Berkle had one assist in a 4-1 loss to Notre Dame.
Vermont junior and Collegeville native Chris McCarthy recorded one assist and one goal in a key 5-2 road win against No. 19 Boston University in the Catamountsí fight for a playoff berth.
McCarthy scored the lone goal in a 3-1 loss to the Terriers.
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LACROSSE
Becky Porter (Phoenixville) returns for her senior year at Elizabethtown College. Porter finished second on the team in goals (33), assists (20) and points (53) last season.
The Jays are the defending Commonwealth Conference champions and are picked third among nine teams in the coachesí preseason poll for 2013.
Messiah is ranked first, followed by Stevenson, Elizabethtown, Lebanon Valley, Alvernia, Widener, Lycoming, Albright and Hood.
The Jays have a new head coach in Rob Brooks, who takes over for Mike Faith, who moved on take over the Franklin & Marshall program afer eight seasons at the helm.
In 2013, Elizabethtown has beaten Dickinson at home, 13-11; and lost to McDaniel on the road in overtime, 15-14. The Jaysí next game is Saturday, March 9, against Sewanee in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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TRACK & FIELD
Shippensburg was ranked No. 20 in menís indoor track & field in Division II and had 15 all-region performances during the season. The top five from each region in individual events and each member of a relay ranked in the regionís top three have earned the All-Region distinction for this season.
Senior Joel Flott (Phoenixville) was among those athletes recognized. Flott ran a 1:53.51 in the 800 meters at Bucknell on Feb. 9. He also ran the second leg of the distance medley relay that was timed at 9:58.60 on Jan. 25 at Bucknell.
ACADEMICS
St. Josephís senior field hockey player Rachel Walsh (Phoenixville, Archbishop Carroll) was one of 11 Hawks players honored by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association for their work in the classroom. The Hawks were also recipients of the National Academic Team Award.
Shippensburg freshman Chris Mullin (Phoenixville) made the 2012 USTFCCCA Menís All-Academic Cross Country Team. TheRaidersí runners boast cumulative GPAs of 3.25 or higher through the most recent semester and competed at regional tournaments.
Mullin received All-Academic certification by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The student-athlete must take at least 12 credit hours and place in the top 50 percent at the most recent NCAA National Championships or finish in the top 30 percent of all athletes eligible to compete at the NCAA Regional Championships.
Shippensburg finished fifth as a team at the 2012 NCAA Atlantic Region Championships. Mullin placed 63rd with a time of 33:29 in the annual 10K race.