College Corner: Mont Alto rides Waynesboro talent to PSUAC women’s soccer title

Madion Eberly, PSU Mont Alto Women's Soccer Photo courtesy of PSU Mont Alto

With homegrown talent dotted across the roster, the Penn State Mont Alto women’s soccer team had its best season in years.

Four former Waynesboro athletes — Kiaya Mouer, Madison Eberly, Nicole Jones, and Noel Myers — helped Mont Alto roll to a 14-5-1 record this fall, winning a PSUAC division title before capturing the championship at the PSUAC Tournament.

Ex-Waynesboro athletes aren’t just shining on the soccer field, either. We’ve also tracked star efforts from Waynesboro natives in football, volleyball, cross country, field hockey, basketball, wrestling, and swimming. 

Next month College Corner will shift its focus to athletes from Greencastle, before we rotate to Chambersburg and eventually back to Waynesboro. We plan on continuing to wrap up the fall season while also taking a look at how locals are performing in the winter.

Additions for College Corner can be sent to Andy Sandrik via email at [email protected].

Below is an athlete-by-athlete look at how Waynesboro athletes have been performing at the collegiate level this year:


Kiaya Mouer, Sophomore, PSU Mont Alto

Mouer, the 5-foot-4 starting goalkeeper for Mont Alto, helped lead her team to a pair of PSUAC titles this fall.

After an 0-3-1 start, Mouer and the Lions got their season back on track with a 14-game winning streak, which saw Mont Alto win the PSUAC division with a 10-0 record. The Lions then took charge in the PSUAC Tournament with blowout wins over PSU Hazleton (11-0) on Nov. 4 and PSU Brandywine (5-1) on Nov. 7, with Mouer totaling five saves in those two games.

Finally, the Lions’ run through the postseason came to an end in the pool play round of the USCAA Division II National Championships on Nov. 18-19, with Mont Alto falling 5-0 to Central Maine Community College and 4-0 to Cincinnati Clermont.

Mouer made 18 starts in goal for the Lions and in 1,575 minutes of action she posted a 12-4-1 record with eight shutouts. She gave up 21 goals for an average of 1.20 goals allowed per game, and registered 73 saves, to go along with a .777 save percentage.

Mont Alto concludes its season with a 14-5-1 record.

Madison Eberly, Sophomore, PSU Mont Alto

Eberly was a big part of Mont Alto’s steamrolling run through the PSUAC Tournament, with the 5-foot-6 defense/midfield player exploding for two goals and four assists over that two-game span.

Eberly announced her presence on the postseason stage by erupting for two goals and two assists in an 11-0 win over PSU Hazleton on Nov. 4. She then helped Mont Alto seal up the PSUAC championship by recording two assists in a 5-1 victory over PSU Brandywine on Nov. 7.

Eberly played in 16 games, making 15 starts, and totaling six goals and 11 assists.

Nicole Jones, Senior, PSU Mont Alto

Jones had the biggest season of her career at Mont Alto, recording five goals and five assists in 17 games for the Lions this fall.

She saved her most explosive effort for the PSUAC Tournament semifinal round on Nov. 4, when she recorded two goals in an 11-0 win over PSU Hazleton.

Jones, a 5-foot-6 midfield/forward, concludes her career for Mont Alto with appearances in 48 games, including 46 starts, where she totaled nine goals and 11 assists.

Noel Myers, Freshman, PSU Mont Alto

Myers got a wealth of experience in her first season of college soccer for Mont Alto.

She appeared in 17 games for the Lions, making eight starts, and recording her first career goal in an 11-0 victory over PSU Beaver on Oct. 21.

Kiera Pryor, Freshman, Hagerstown Community College

Pryor wraps up a productive season for Hagerstown that saw the 5-foot-4 defender appear in 15 games, including 13 starts.

Pryor was a key member of a Hawks’ defense that allowed just 1.33 goals per game this fall. She took two shots this season, and recorded an assist in a 4-3 loss to Southern Maryland on Sept. 14.

Hagerstown wraps up its season with an 11-5 record.

Becca Cordell, Sophomore, Wilson College

Cordell, a 5-foot-2 forward, made the most of her playing time as a sub for the Phoenix.

Cordell appeared in 15 games and in 443 minutes of action she recorded four goals and an assist. All of those stats were recorded in a three-game span over the course of a week.

On Sept. 30, Cordell recorded a goal in a 7-0 win over Valley Forge, before finding the back of the net again in a 4-1 win over Notre Dame (Md.) on Oct. 4. Cordell wasn’t finished, as three days she later exploded for two goals and an assist in an 11-0 win over Clarks Summit on Oct. 7.

Wilson concludes its season with a 14-4-2 record, which includes an 8-1 mark in the United East.

Devin Wynkoop, Freshman, PSU Mont Alto

Wynkoop had his best game of the season for PSU Mont Alto on Oct. 21, recording a goal and an assist in a 5-2 loss to PSU Beaver.

Wynkoop, a defender, appeared in 16 games for the Lions, making 13 starts and recording two goals and an assist.

Mont Alto wraps up its season with a 4-13 overall record, and a 3-5 mark in the PSUAC.

Connor Geis, Junior, PSU Mont Alto

Geis, a 6-foot, 180-pound defender, started in all 17 games for Mont Alto this fall.

He converted a penalty kick for a goal in the final game of the season: A 4-2 loss to PSU Greater Allegheny.

Wesley Muller, Junior, PSU Mont Alto

Muller was a regular in the Mont Alto lineup all season.

A 6-foot, 175-pound midfield/defender, Muller has appeared in 16 games, making eight starts and recording the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over PSU York on Sept. 21.

Zach Stum, Freshman, PSU Mont Alto

Stum was Mont Alto’s primary goalkeeper this fall.

Stum appeared in 12 games, including 10 starts, and in 945 minutes of action the 6-foot-1, 185-pound netminder recorded 82 saves and allowed 50 goals.

Bryson Shaull, Sophomore, UMBC

Shaull, a 6-foot-5, 190-pound goalkeeper, was inactive this fall for the Retrievers. He’s awaiting his first collegiate reps after being named a PIAA All-Star in his senior year at Waynesboro in 2021.

UMBC played to a 7-4-5 record this fall, including a 3-1-3 mark in the AEC.

Ben Steiger, Sophomore, Southern Virginia

Steiger, a defender, appeared in one game for Southern Virginia this fall, recording no stats in a 10-2 win over Gallaudet.

The Knights wrap up their season with an 8-6-4 record, including a 2-3-2 mark in the USA South.

Bailey Dockman, Senior, Mansfield

Dockman, who hails from Waynesboro and played her high school soccer at Saint Maria Goretti, says goodbye to Mansfield after a long career for the Mounties.

Dockman played in 50 career games for Mansfield, including 39 starts, and recorded four goals and an assist in 3,095 minutes of playing time.

A 5-foot-4 midfield player, Dockman started in 15 games this fall and notched one goal, a game-winner in a 4-0 victory over Lincoln on Sept. 3.

Mansfield finishes its season with a 3-12-3 record, including a 2-11-3 mark in the PSAC.

Hayden Oldham, Junior, Elizabethtown

When scrolling through the stats for the Blue Jays, it’s remarkably easy to identify Oldham’s best game of the season.

It came on Oct. 26, when Oldham exploded for three goals and an assist in a 10-0 win over Pratt. The 5-foot-4, 160-pound forward appeared in 17 games for Elizabethtown, making a start for the Blue Jays, 

The season is over Oldham, an Education Major, and Elizabethtown, which wraps up with an 8-7-3 record, including a 5-3-1 mark in the Landmark.

Skylar Lambert, Graduate, Shippensburg

Lambert recorded a goal and an assist in her final season of soccer for the Raiders.

Lambert, a 5-foot-5 forward, posted her assist in a 2-1 win over Lock Haven on Sept. 13, and scored her goal in a 2-1 loss to Kutztown on Sept. 16.

Shippensburg ends its season at 4-14 (4-12 PSAC).


Leslie Huckle, Senior, PSU Mont Alto

With Huckle powering the way at the net, PSU Mont Alto marched to the top of the mountain at the USCAA Division II National Championship on Nov. 9-11.

Huckle, a 5-foot-4 outside hitter, exploded for 56 kills in four postseason matches, including a season-high 20 in 3-1 win over Kent State-Tuscarawas in the national championship match.

Huckle competed in 29 matches this fall and in 103 sets of work she totaled 284 kills, two assists, 96 digs, 16 blocks, and 293.5 points. She concludes her career with appearances in 87 matches, where she totaled 704 points, 666 kills, 218 digs, 60 blocks, 17 assists, and one service ace.

Mont Alto wraps up its season with a 26-8 record, which includes a 12-0 mark in the PSUAC.

Gracie Vaughn, Junior, PSU Mont Alto

Vaughn, a 6-foot-3 middle hitter, was a powerful force this fall, leading the Lions in kills (440), blocks (155), and points (550.5).

Vaughn’s stat sheet is littered with monster performances across the board, but there are three matches that stand out where she had double-digit kills and blocks. Perhaps the most important of those efforts came on Nov. 9 in the first pool play match of the USCAA Division II National Championship, a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Kent State-Tuscarawas that saw Vaughn post 19 points, 13 kills, and 11 blocks.

Following the win, Vaughn and Mont Alto cruised to take the national championship.

Ashley Donald, Sophomore, Hood College

Donald, a 5-foot-3 defensive specialist, was Hood’s leader in digs this fall.

Donald appeared in 26 of 29 matches for the Blazers, and in 95 sets of work she totaled 46 points, six kills, 80 assists, 40 service aces, and a team-high 363 digs. She clawed out 10-plus digs in eight of her final 10 matches, including 27 in a 3-1 win over Marywood on Oct. 7, a performance which also included four assists and a service aces.

Hood concludes its season with a 9-20 record, including a 1-6 mark in the MAC Commonwealth.

Autumn Scahill, Freshman, Hagerstown Community College

Scahill racked up 14 matches of collegiate experience for the powerful Hagerstown Hawks.

In 45 sets of work the 5-foot-3 defensive specialist totaled 15 kills, one assist, 14 service aces, 31 digs, and 29 points.

The Hawks (16-6, 9-2 MD JUCO) concluded their season with a 1-1 showing at the NJCAA Division II Region 20 Championships, which saw Hagerstown defeat WVU Potomac State 3-1 in the quarterfinals, before falling 3-1 to Haverford in the semifinal round.

Sophia Johnson, Junior, California (Pa.)

Johnson, a 6-foot-1 middle hitter, provided some pop in the lineup for California this fall.

In 17 matches, including 12 starts, Johnson totaled 96.5 points, 79 kills, 31 blocks, 20 digs, three assists, and one service ace.

Her biggest match of the season came on Oct. 7 in a 3-2 loss to Seton Hill, when she posted 11 kills and three blocks.

The Vulcans conclude their season with a 7-16 record, including a 2-14 mark in the PSAC.

Leah Helman, Junior, Lancaster Bible

Helman, a 5-foot-7 defensive specialist, appeared in more sets than any other player on the Lancaster Bible roster.

Helman appeared in 28 of 29 matches for the Chargers, and in 106 sets of work she led the team in aces (58) and digs (539), while also racking up 12 kills, 70 points, and 86 assists.

One of Helman’s biggest matches came in the postseason on Nov. 7, when she led her team to a 3-2 win over PSU Harrisburg in the opening round of the United East Tournament.

Lancaster Bible concludes its season with an 18-11 record, and a 5-1 mark in the United East.


Ethan Saunders, Senior, Delaware

With Saunders, a 6-foot, 248-pound defensive lineman, has played in every game this fall for the Blue Hens, who have won all but three games.

Saunders has recorded 19 tackles, including four tackles for loss and one sack, while also totaling four QB hurries.

Delaware (9-3, 6-2 CAA) returns to action on Saturday, when it travels to face No. 2 Montana (10-1), a team coming off a 37-7 win over Montana State.

Rhyan Day, Sophomore, Bridgewater College

Day saw five games of action for Bridgewater College this fall, and made the most of his time on the field.

Day, a 5-foot-10, 175-pound defensive back, recorded a tackle and his first career interception in a 48-16 win over Ferrum on Oct. 28.

The Eagles wrap up their season with a 7-4 record, including a 5-2 mark in the ODAC.

Drew Brizan, Sophomore, Moravian University

Brizan, a 6-foot-4, 240-pound offensive lineman, appeared in three games for Moravian this fall.

He provided depth for an offensive line unit that generated 399.6 yards and 25.8 points per game.

The Greyhounds wrap up their season with a 4-6 record, which includes a 3-3 mark in the Landmark Conference.

Louis Lindsay, Sophomore, The College of Wooster

Opponents looking to beat through Wooster through the air had to think twice when throwing to Lindsay’s side of the field.

That’s because the 5-foot-10, 175-pound defensive back stuck to wide receivers like glue, logging a team-best seven pass breakups this fall. Lindsay played in all 10 games for the Fighting Scots, posting 35 tackles, including two tackles for loss.

Lindsay has been active for Wooster since arriving on campus. In two years for the Fighting Scots, Lindsay has appeared in 18 games, recording 56 tackles and 13 pass breakups.

Wooster concludes its season with a 4-6 record, including a 3-5 mark in the NCAC.

Aiden Mencia, Sophomore, Lebanon Valley College

Mencia, a 6-foot, 210-pound running back, appeared in one game for Lebanon Valley this fall, recording no stats.

The Dutchmen played to a 6-5 overall record, including a 6-3 mark in the MAC.

George Souders III, Graduate, Robert Morris

The college football experience has come to an end for Souders, who wraps up his career after serving as the starting punter for Robert Morris this season.

He logged 53 punts for 2,105 yards this fall for an average of 39.72 yards. Souders landed 19 punts inside the 20-yard line, and recorded seven punts of more than 50 yards, including a career-best 68-yard boot in a 38-13 loss to Tennessee Tech on Oct. 28.

Souders wraps up his season with appearances in 44 games, where he booted 236 punts for 9,098 yards, an average of 38.6 yards.

Robert Morris finishes its season with a 4-7 record, including a 2-4 mark in the Big South.

Xavier Rhyne, Junior, California (Pa.)

Rhyne appeared in two games for California this season.

Rhyne, a 6-foot-2, 285-pound defensive lineman, saw the field in a 41-14 win over Seton Hill on Oct. 14 and again in a 58-19 victory over Mercyhurst on Oct. 28.

The Vulcans wrap up their season with a 7-3 record, including a 6-1 mark in the PSAC.

Gunner Lesher, Junior, Juniata

Lesher, a 5-foot-9, 205-pound linebacker, appeared in every game this fall for Juniata.

Lesher logged 16 tackles and a pass breakup. He registered a season-high five tackles in a 56-0 loss to Susquehanna.

Over the course of his career, Lesher has appeared in 23 games, totaling 52 tackles, including two tackles for loss, and a sack.

The Eagles finish their season with a 1-9 record, including an 0-6 mark in the Landmark Conference.

Scott Campbell, Freshman, Chestnut Hill

Campbell appeared in four games for Chestnut Hill in his first season of sprint football.

The 6-foot Campbell logged 11 tackles for the Griffins, including a season-high five tackles in a 42-30 loss to Mansfield on Nov. 4.

Chestnut Hill concludes its season with a 2-5 record, including a 1-2 mark in the CSFL.

Quentin Gaskill, Senior, Bloomsburg

There’s no doubt about it, Bloomsburg will be missing the services of Gaskill after a brilliant four-year career.

Gaskill, a 6-0, 190-pound defensive back, appeared in all 11 games for the Huskies this fall, logging 76 tackles, three tackles for loss, two interceptions, and six pass breakups. On Oct. 21, Gaskill posted a season-high 13 tackles and a tackle for loss in a 21-16 loss to East Stroudsburg.

Gaskill concludes a full career for Bloomsburg that saw him compete in 43 games and post 279 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, three sacks, six interceptions, 28 pass breakups, five forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.

The Huskies finish their season with a 3-8 record, including a 2-6 mark in the PSAC.


Dylan Byers, Sophomore, Shepherd

The 5-foot-8, 180-pound Byers appeared in three invitationals for Shepherd this fall, leading the Rams in his final appearance.

Byers kicked off his season by shooting a 157 at the Cardinal Classic on Sept. 17, before he carded an 86-89-175 to take 82nd overall at the Mercyhurst Fall Invite on Oct. 7.

Finally, Byers was at the top of his game for the Gannon Fall Invitational on Oct. 9. There, he posted a 78-74-152 to finish as Shepherd’s top golfer and 14th overall.

The Rams will take a long winter break before returning to the golf course this spring.

Brogan Beall, Senior, PSU Mont Alto

Beall had an active season for Mont Alto, competing in five matches this fall.

He kicked off his season by firing an 84 at the PSUAC Invitational on Sept. 7 before carding an 82 to take 11th place on Senior Day at the PSU Mont Alto Invitational on Sept. 13.

Beall scored a 92 at the PSU Wilkes-Barre Invitational on Sept. 19, before capping his regular season with an 82 at the Brandywine Invitational on Oct. 3.

Finally, on Oct. 10, Beall was the 50th-place finisher at the PSUAC/USCAA Tournament, an event which also saw him get honored as an Academic All-American.

Devin Smith, Sophomore, Mount Saint Mary’s

It was an exciting season for Smith, an ace golfer for Mount Saint Mary’s who won an invitational this fall.

Smith kicked off his season at the Red Bandana Invitational on Sept. 3-4, carding a 9-over 225 to finish in a tie for 18th place. He was the Mount’s top finisher at the Temple Invitational on Sept. 16-17, placing 13th with a 3-over 145.

Smith turned in his strongest performance at the Matthews Auto Intercollegiate on Oct. 1-2, posting an unconcious 9-under score of 68-67-135 to finish as champion. One week later Smith stayed hot at the Bucknell Invitational on Oct. 8-10, finishing third with a 1-under score of 209.

Smith wrapped up his season in Hawaii on Oct. 26-28, placing 101st at the Ka’anapali Classic after shooting a 9-over 222.


Cora Helman, Sophomore, Shenandoah

Helman has competed in three invitationals since our last update, including making an appearance in the conference championship meet.

On Sept. 23 Helman established a 4K PR at the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational, placing 107th in her race with a time of 18:05. She returned to work on Oct. 14 for one more meet before the postseason, posting a 6K time of 26:53 to take 165th at the Aubrey Shenk Invitational.

Finally, on Oct. 28, the ODAC Championships saw Helman run to a 65th-place finish in 28:53.

Helman will now shift her focus toward track season, which kicks off this weekend with the Shenandoah Holiday Kickoff Open.

Joel Weber, Sophomore, Pitt-Johnstown

Weber has landed an 8K PR and competed in a conference championship meet since our last update.

Weber ran the 8K faster than he ever has before at the Bethany Invitational on Sept. 9, where he exploded for a time of 31:11 to take 129th place. He followed up on Sept. 30 by running a 32:42 for 344th place at the Lehigh Paul Short Run.

Weber’s season came to a close at the PSAC Championships on Oct. 21, a meet where he finished 135th in 32:52.

Weber will be looking to excel in distance races for the indoor track team, which kicks off its season this weekend at the Youngstown State Icebreaker Meet.

Joey Jacobs, Freshman, Mount Saint Mary’s

Jacobs was inactive for Mount Saint Mary’s cross country squad this fall.

He is listed as a distance specialist on the roster for the track and field squad, which kicks off indoor season this weekend at the Nvy Invitational.


Mia Brunet, Sophomore, Wilson

Brunet, a 5-foot-3 forward, played in all 15 games for Wilson and logged 380 minutes of playing time this fall.

She scored the first goal of her career on Oct. 14, when she found the back of the cage in a 7-2 win over Meredith.

The Phoenix played to a 9-6 record this fall, which includes a 1-2 mark in the United East.

Olivia Dingzon, Freshman, Wilson

Dingzon, a 5-foot-4 defense player, appeared in three games this fall and provided depth for a Wilson defense that allowed 1.53 goals per game.


Leyna Ribner, Freshman, Wilson

A limit specialist, Ribner was inactive for Wilson in her first season of college hunt seat.


Madison Matta, Junior, Lock Haven

After posting a career-best 19 wins last winter, Matta is back to make her mark on the mat again this season.

Matta was inactive for Lock Haven’s trips to the Princeton Open on Nov. 5 and the Adrian College Women’s Invitational on Nov. 12, but she made her season debut in a big way in a 35-12 win over Elmira on Nov. 30. In that match, the 136-pound bout saw Matta pin Elmira’s Tess Clabough in 1:19 to give her team a 21-7 lead.

Lock Haven’s season resumes on Dec. 10 with a trip to Sacred Heart.

Quinton Frampton, Senior, Keystone College

Frampton is off to a 6-3 start this winter, wrestling primarily at 141 pounds.

He kicked off his season on Nov. 4, posting a 2-2 record at the Ned McGinley Invitational. Frampton opened the tourney with wins over Wilkes’ Conner Sklavounos (19-11) and Kings’ Nick Germano (7-3) before he was sent to the consolation bracket with a 19-4 (3:07) loss to Stevens’ Nico Diaz, the eventual champion. His tournament then came to an end in the wrestlebacks with a loss by fall in 1:24 to Charlie Lausten of US Merchant Marine Academy.

Frampton was in Keystone’s starting lineup in a 27-24 loss to Lackawanna. He wrestled up at 149 pounds and earned a fall in 1:00 over Lackawanna’s Felix Mendez.

Finally, Frampton wrestled in four of five matches at the Electric City Duals on Nov. 12, going 3-1 in those bouts. He fell 7-3 to Shkeb Nadir in his team’s 36-18 loss to Scranton ‘A’ and was inactive in Keystone’s 55-0 loss to Oneonta. Frampton got back in the winning column in his team’s 36-20 loss to New Jersey City, edging Andy Beras 2-1 in the 141-pound bout. Frampton’s 8-5 decision over Blake O’Brien proved to be a difference-maker in his team’s 25-22 win over Elmira, before he powered past Orion Newell by a 12-8 score to lead his squad to a 33-24 win over Scranton ‘B.’ 

Frampton’s mat skills will be put to the test this weekend when he competes at the Elizabethtown Blue Jay Classic.


Cara Toney, Sophomore, California (Pa.)

Toney, a specialist in the backstroke, butterfly, and IM, has been active in every meet for California this season.

The Vulcans began their season on Oct. 20 with a 115-79 loss to Shippensburg and a 111-89 win over Fairmont State, with Toney finishing eighth in the 100 backstroke (1:13.23), ninth in the 100 butterfly (1:10.94), and 10th in the 200 freestyle (2:25.26).

Toney was back in the pool for a tri-meet one day later, with California earning a 104-99 win over Davis & Elkins and a 131-71 loss to Frostburg State. She took fifth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:56.02), seventh in the 200 butterfly (2:47.06), and eighth in the 200 backstroke (2:40.78).

The Vulcans tangled in a pair of tri-meets with East Stroudsburg and Kutztown on Oct. 27-28. East Stroudsburg defeated California 114-82 and 129-70, while Kutztown also swept the Vulcans by scores of 130-68 and 131-63. Those meets saw Toney take fifth in the 100 butterfly (1:11.81) and 200 freestyle relay (1:52.00), sixth in the 200 butterfly (2:47.51), eighth in the 50 freestyle (28.35) and 100 backstroke (1:13.23), and 11th in the 200 freestyle (2:24.91).

Both Toney and California tasted victory in a 154-133 win over Lock Haven on Nov. 4. Toney guided the Vulcans’ 300 freestyle relay team to victory in 2:52.61, while also placing fourth in the 100 backstroke (1:11.67), fifth in the 100 freestyle (1:05.72) and 100 butterfly (1:12.02), and sixth in the 50 freestyle (29.87).

Finally, competed in four events at the Liberty TYR Invitational on Nov. 17-19, taking 35th in the 200 butterfly (2:39.47), 40th in the 100 backstroke (1:09.56), 48th in the 100 butterfly (1:09.69), and 49th in the 200 IM (2:36.77).

The Vulcans will take a long break from the pool before returning on Jan. 3 for the FIU Spring Invitational.

Sean O’Connor, Junior, Frostburg State

O’Connor has shined in the freestyle, breaststroke, and butterfly for Frostburg State this season.

He began his season on Oct. 14 in Frostburg State’s victories over Wheeling (141-59) and West Virginia Wesleyan (157-39), guiding his team to a third-place finish in 1:34.58 in the 200 freestyle relay.

O’Connor returned to the pool on Oct. 28 in the Bobcats’ 154-105 win over Fairmont State. That meet saw O’Connor finish sixth in the 50 freestyle (27.07), and also land eighth-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.78) and 100 butterfly (1:07.27). 

He continued to work on his craft on Nov. 11, competing in two events in a 139-123 loss to Ashland. O’Connor took fifth in the 200 breaststroke (2:49.59) and seventh in the 50 freestyle (26.49).

Finally, O’Connor took on four events at the Franklin & Marshall Invite on Nov. 17-19. His highest finish came in the 200 breaststroke, where he finished 31st in 2:27.72. O’Connor also took 43rd in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.94), 48th in the 100 butterfly (57.20), and 60th in the 50 freestyle (23.88).

Frostburg State will take a short break from the pool before returning on Dec. 9 for a road trip to Indiana (Pa.).


Dillon Turner, Sophomore, Wingate

The roster for Wingate hasn’t been posted yet, but we are expecting Turner to return for another season of competing in the sprints and hurdles for the Bulldogs.

Turner owns PRs in the 60 (8.05), 60 hurdles (9.29), 110 hurdles (16.66), and 400 hurdles (59.58).

Wingate kicks off its indoor season this weekend at the Sharon Colyear-Danville Indoor Opener. 

Samantha Gembe, Sophomore, Thiel

We likely won’t see Gembe, a throws specialist, until the outdoor season.

Gembe owns PRs in the discus (50-11) and javelin (40-3).

Thiel kicks off its indoor season this weekend at the Youngstown State Icebreaker.

Josh Schuurman, Sophomore, Wheaton

Schuurman is looking to improve on his craft in the pole vault this winter.

Last season, Schuurman competed in eight meets over the course of indoor and outdoor season, recording a PR of 12-8.75 in the pole vault.

Wheaton is set to kick off its indoor season this weekend at the Carthage College Forever Red Classic.


Jay Alvarez, Junior, Houston Christian

After two years at Sullivan County Community College, Alvarez has become a consistent scorer in the Houston Christian lineup this season,  with the 6-foot-5, 210-pound guard/forward averaging 16.5 points per game.

Alvarez has appeared in four games, including two starts, and in 112 minutes of action has totaled 66 points on 26 of 57 shooting. He’s knocked down two 3-pointers, and recorded 15 rebounds, five assists, two blocks, and five steals. Alvarez racked up a season-high 21 points in a 101-64 loss to TCU on Nov. 27.

Becca Cordell, Sophomore, Wilson

Cordell, a 5-foot-6 guard, has appeared in all five games for Wilson this season.

In 62 minutes of action, Cordell has totaled four points, eight rebounds, one assist, and one block. She scored a season-high three points in a 70-58 loss to Mount Aloysius on Nov. 14.

The Phoenix (1-4) return to action on Saturday with a home game against Keystone College.

Ryan Shaffer, Freshman, McDaniel

Shaffer, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard, has been inactive for McDaniel this season.

The Green Terror (2-3, 0-2 CC) return to action on Saturday for a home game against Ursinus.

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