College Corner: Greencastle grad Hervieux winning events in bunches for Marywood swim squad


The Marywood swimming team has churned out four hard-earned victories this season. The Pacers have Dylan Hervieux to thank for that.

Hervieux, a Greencastle-Antrim grad, is Marywood’s top swimmer in 10 different events, and has come up with big wins when his team has needed it the most. And those wins have usually come in bunches, as evidenced by two meets where Hervieux produced won four events, and another meet where he claimed victory in three events.

In College Corner this month, we’ll take a look at the exploits of Hervieux and other winter athletes with a Greencastle background, including a wrestler who has earned two wins in a Penn State singlet this season. We’ll also close the book for ex-Blue Devils who competed in fall sports this year.

In the months to come, we will rotate our College Corner coverage to Chambersburg, before circling back to Waynesboro and eventually Greencastle, again. We will continue to cover the winter sports season and soon look ahead to spring, while also tying together any loose ends remaining from fall sports.

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


Dylan Hervieux, Junior, Marywood

Few Marywood swimmers have been able to match the production this season from Hervieux, a 5-foot-11 backstroke and IM specialist.

Hervieux, a Pre-Physician Assistant Studies Major, has been racking up wins in bunches this winter, starting in the Pacers’ season-opening 193-70 loss to Stevenson on Oct. 7. In that meet, Hervieux captured first-place finishes in the 50 backstroke (26.55) and 100 backstroke (58.94), while also finishing runner-up in the 100 IM (59.25) and 200 medley relay (1:52.36).

Hervieux was back in the pool on Oct. 21 in his team’s 238-51 loss to Scranton. He finished second in the 100 butterfly (57.53), third in the 200 backstroke (2:07.52), and fourth in the 200 IM (2:13.76) and 200 free relay (1:40.28).

Hervieux returned to his winning ways on Oct. 28 in a tri-meet that saw Marywood defeat King’s College 120.5-37.5 and lose to Wilkes by a 95-86 score. He won a trio of events on that day, taking first in the 200 freestyle (1:54.97), 100 butterfly (56.33), and 100 backstroke (58.44).

A 208-38 loss to Marymount on Nov. 4 saw Hervieux take second in the 200 backstroke (2:06.11), third in the 200 IM (2:09.03) and 100 backstroke (57.49), and fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:48.88).

One week later, Hervieux came up with a monster performance when his team needed it the most, securing four wins in Marywood’s 122-112 victory over Immaculata on Nov. 11. Hervieux posted winning efforts in the 200 freestyle (1:52.75), 200 breaststroke (2:26.85), 400 IM (4:37.05), and 400 medley relay (4:02.72).

Hervieux took on six events at the Franklin and Marshall Invitational on Nov. 17-19. He swam on the 400 freestyle relay (15th in 3:35.63) and 400 medley relay (17th in 3:55.47) squads, while also competing in the 200 freestyle (33rd in 1:51.13), 200 backstroke (2:07.14), 100 backstroke (36th in 56.77), and 200 IM (54th in 2:06.92).

Marywood used another four-win performance from Hervieux to wrap up its pre-holiday schedule with a pair of routs over SUNY-Delhi (165-11) and Fashion Institute of Technology (165-10) on Dec. 2. Hervieux nailed down wins in the 50 backstroke (26.98), 100 butterfly (57.10), 100 breaststroke (57.10), and 200 medley relay (1:49.36).

The Pacers (4-4, 1-0 Atlantic East) return to the pool on Jan. 13 for a quad meet with Wilkes, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and Misericordia. Hervieux will be aiming to continue to make strides from his sophomore season, which saw him earn Second Team All-AEC in the 200 backstroke.

Kortny Green, Sophomore, Elizabethtown

Green, a Greencastle native who graduated from James Buchanan, has been a consistent scorer for the Blue Jays in the breaststroke and freestyle.

Green, a Psychology Major, began her season on Oct. 27 in a tri-meet that saw Elizabethtown earn a 220-41 win over Immaculata and a 208-49 over Goucher. Green took second in the 50 breaststroke (33.68), 100 breaststroke (1:12.57), and 200 freestyle relay (1:52.82), and third in the 200 medley relay (2:08.28).

Green was back in the pool one day later, assisting her team to a 110-104 win over Susquehanna. She led her 200 medley relay squad to a runner-up finish in 2:01.62, while also placing third in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.48) and sixth in the 200 IM (2:31.87).

On Nov. 4, Green competed in four events to lead her team to wins over Cabrini (212-12) and Bryn Mawr (134-126). She finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.89) and 200 medley relay (2:04.61), while also placing sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:47.72) and seventh in the 50 freestyle (28.27.

Elizabethtown fell by a 148-108 score to Arcadia on Nov. 10, with Green recording third-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.35) and 200 breaststroke (2:48.01), while also finishing fourth in the 200 medley relay (2:07.24) and sixth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:56.42).

Green won her first event of the season in the Blue Jays’ 144-60 victory over Lycoming on Nov. 11. Competing in the 200 IM for the first time this winter, Green won the event with a time of 2:28.52. She also recorded runner-up finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:13.27) and the 200 medley relay (2:07.79).

Elizabethtown lost a conference meet for the first time this season in a 166.5-94.5 loss to Catholic on Nov. 18. Green took third in the 100 breaststroke (1:14.11), fifth in the 400 medley relay (4:39.72), and sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:53.24).

Finally on Dec. 1-2, Green was tested in an invitational setting at the Drew Ranger Open. She placed eighth in the 200 IM (2:26.23) and ninth in the 100 breaststroke (1:12.45) and 200 breaststroke (2:43.95).

Elizabethtown (6-2, 3-1 Landmark) will take a short holiday break before returning to the pool on Jan. 12 for a meet at Lebanon Valley.


Aurelius Dunbar, Junior, Penn State

Dunbar, a reserve 174-pounder for Penn State’s No. 1-ranked wrestling squad, has picked up two wins while wearing the blue and white singlet this season.

Dunbar, a Greencastle native who went to Mercersburg Academy, kicked off his season on Nov. 12 with a 1-2 showing at the Journeymen Collegiate Classic. He lost 8-0 to Cornell’s Benny Baker, but bounced back with a 7-3 win over Penn’s Lance Urbas, before his tournament came to an end with a 4-1 (SV1) loss to LIU’s Blake Bahna.

Dunbar was back on the tournament scene on Nov. 19, when he competed at the Army Black Knight Invite. His first match was a loss by fall in 7:22 (SV) to LIU’s Corey Connolly, but he earned a win in the wrestlebacks with a 7-4 decision over Binghamton’s William Ebert. Dunbar was then knocked out with a 4-2 loss to Penn State teammate Brian Borden, the eventual sixth-place finisher.

Dunbar, a Kinesiology Major and two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2022, 2023), sports a career record of 7-8.

The Nittany Lions (2-0) return to the mat on Jan. 5 for a road match at Oregon State.


Ashton Botzan, Freshman, Indiana (Pa.)

Botzan, a pole-vaulter, shrugged off a no-height in his first college invitational before landing a Top 10 finish in his following competition.

Botzan came up empty at the Bison Opener on Dec. 1-2, but he bounced back a week later at the Susquehanna Early Season Invitational on Dec. 8-9, placing sixth with a height of 12-1.5.

Botzan, a Finance Major, and the Crimson Hawks return to competition on Jan. 19 at the YSU Collegiate Invitational.

Seth Stouffer, Freshman, Indiana (Pa.)

Stouffer made his collegiate debut at the Bison Opener on Dec. 1-2, with the sprinter placing 17th in the 60 (7.16) and 19th in the 200 (23.26).

Stouffer returned to competition for the Susquehanna Early Season Invitational on Dec. 8-9, taking ninth in the 200 (23.58) and 20th in the 60 (7.31).

Claire Coons, Sophomore, Millersville

Coons opened her sprinting season by competing in two events at the Bison Opener on Dec. 1-2. She placed eighth in the 300 (44.89) and 33rd in the 60 (8.42).

Coons owns collegiate PRs in the 60 (8.26), 100 (13.23), 200 (27.09), 300 (44.89), and 400 (1:01.05).

Millersville returns to competition on Jan. 20 for the Coach I Open.

Brady Diller, Sophomore, Liberty

The 6-foot-1 Diller is listed on the Liberty track and field roster, but we likely won’t see the javelin specialist in action until this spring.

Timothy Ehko, Junior, Geneva

Ehko, fresh off a season of competition for the Geneva golf team, will shift his focus toward the outdoor track season, where he specializes as a javelin thrower.

Aidan Horan, Freshman, West Liberty

Horan, a 5-foot-10, 200-pound thrower, has been inactive up to this point for West Liberty.

The Hilltoppers return to competition on Jan. 20 with the Ashland Invitational.


McKenna Rife, Junior, Marist

Rife, a Greencastle native who played for St. Maria Goretti, has appeared in two games this season for Marist.

In three minutes on the court this season, Rife has totaled two rebounds. She most recently played on Nov. 22, recording a rebound in an 82-64 loss to Lehigh.

Over the course of her career Rife, a 6-foot-3 forward, has appeared in 18 games and logged 51 minutes of playing time, totaling seven points, seven rebounds, and one block.

The Red Foxes (2-10, 0-2 MAAC) return to action on Jan. 6, when they travel to face Iona.

Thomas Lewis, Junior, Goucher

Lewis, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound guard, has appeared in six of nine games for Goucher.

In 45 minutes of action he has totaled six points, including two three-pointers, and one assist. Lewis scored all of his points in one game: A 68-65 loss to Eastern Mennonite on Nov. 21. He most recently played on Dec. 16, going 0 for 1 from the field in a 66-55 win over Notre Dame (Md.).

The Gophers (3-6, 1-3 Landmark Conference) return to the floor on Jan. 3 for a home game against Ursinus.

Halie Green, Freshman, Juniata

Green, a Greencastle native who played for St. Maria Goretti, has appeared in two games for Juniata this season.

The 5-foot-10 forward has seen action in two games, recording no stats in four minutes on the court. Green most recently played in a 69-47 win over Lancaster Bible on Nov. 14.

The Eagles (1-10, 0-4 Landmark) return to action on Jan. 3 with a road game at Moravian.


Nate Kirkwood, Sophomore, Navy

Kirkwood, who was named Navy’s starting placekicker in the third week of the season, finishes the fall as the leading scorer for the Midshipmen with 34 points.

The 6-foot-2, 174-pound Kirkwood was 16 of 17 on PATs and 6 of 9 on field goals, with his longest successful field goal coming from 45 yards out. He also handled 18 kickoffs for 1,029 yards, for an average of 57.2 yards.

Navy concludes its season with a record of 5-7, including a 4-4 mark in the AAC.

Ethan Shank, Sophomore, Juniata

Shank, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound defensive back, was Juniata’s leading tackler this season.

He logged 92 tackles this fall, including a half-tackle for loss, while also totaling two interceptions and four pass breakups.

Shank saved his most productive game for last, registering a season-best 15 tackles in a 34-20 loss to Catholic on Nov. 11.

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

Darren Kline, Freshman, Misericordia

Kline saw the field in seven of 10 games for Misericordia.

Kline, a 5-foot-10, 215-pound linebacker, made the first tackle of his collegiate career in a 6-3 win over FDU-Florham on Nov. 11. 

The Cougars conclude their season with a 4-6 record, which includes a 4-5 mark in the MAC.

Jake Yelton, Freshman, Shepherd

Yelton, listed on the roster as a 6-foot, 215-pound tight end and fullback, made the most of limited time for Shepherd this fall.

Appearing in just one game, a 30-23 win over Shippensburg on Sept. 30, Yelton showcased his potential, logging three tackles, including 1.5 tackles for loss, to go along with a pass breakup.

The Rams were 9-3 this season, and 5-2 in the PSAC East.

Jacob Kumfert, R-Freshman, Saint Francis University

Kumfert, a 6-foot-5, 300-pound offensive lineman, was inactive for the Red Flash this season.

Saint Francis played to a record of 4-6, which includes a 4-3 mark in the NEC.

Tavon Cooper, Freshman, Shippensburg

Cooper, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound defensive back, did not see the field for Shippensburg this fall.

The Raiders finish their season with a 3-8 record, which includes a 2-5 mark in the PSAC.

Sawyer Brookens, Freshman, Shippensburg

Brookens, a 6-foot-3, 190-pound tight end and long snapper, was inactive for Shippensburg this season.

David Niebauer, Sophomore, Bridgewater

Niebauer, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back, was inactive for Bridgewater this fall.

The Eagles played to a 7-4 record this season, which includes a 5-2 mark in the ODAC.

Landon Searles, R-Freshman, Peru State

Searles, a 6-foot-4 defensive lineman, saw no reps for Peru State this season.

The Bobcats wrap up their fall with a 5-6 record, including a 3-2 mark in the Heart of America Conference.


Mia Libby, Freshman, Messiah

Libby, a 5-foot-1 midfield player, appeared in every game this fall for Messiah, which advanced all the way to the NCAA Division III Final Four.

Libby got 24 games of work this season, including 13 starts, and posted a goal and an assist. All of Libby’s points came in postseason games, with her goal coming in a 3-0 win over Eastern in a MAC Commonwealth Tournament semifinal game on Oct. 31, and her assist proving crucial in a 1-0 win over Williams in the second round of the NCAA tourney on Nov. 12.

The Falcons played to a 21-2-1 record this season, including a 7-0 mark in the MAC Commonwealth.

Thomas Oberholzer, Senior, PSU Mont Alto

Oberholzer, the only senior on the Mont Alto roster, led the Lions in points, goals, and assists this season.

Oberholzer, a 6-foot, 185-pound midfield player, appeared in 15 games this fall, including 13 starts, totaling six goals and three assists. His biggest game of the season came on Oct. 24, when he recorded a pair of goals in a 4-2 loss to Williamson.

Mont Alto’s season is over with a record of 4-14, which includes a 3-5 mark in the PSUAC.

Courtney Andruczk, Sophomore, High Point

Andruzk concludes her season with appearances in 11 games for the Panthers.

In 368 minutes of action Andruzk, a 5-foot-5 forward, posted one goal.

High Point wraps up its fall with a 6-5-7 record, which includes a 4-1-3 mark in the Big South.

Foday Bangura, Sophomore, Villanova

Bangura, a 6-foot-1 defender, has been inactive since our last update.

He made three starts for the Wildcats, but has not appeared in a game since his team played to a 1-1 draw against Michigan State on Sept. 4.

Villanova ends its season with a 1-8-7 record, which includes a 1-4-3 mark in the Big East.

Gershon Bangura, Freshman, Northampton C.C.

By the time Northampton CC reached the end of its season, Bangura had picked up a tendency to score goals in bunches.

Bangura, a 6-foot-2 forward, twice scored two goals in a game this season: In a 2-0 win over Lehigh CC on Oct. 12 and a 3-1 win over Harrisburg CC on Oct. 17.

Bangura played in 13 games this fall, making 10 starts and totaling six goals and an assist.

The Spartans finish their season at 7-7-1 (5-4-1 Region 19).

Rylee Henson, Freshman, La Salle

Henson, a 5-foot-8 defender, has appeared in one game since our last update.

Henson most recently saw the field in a 5-0 win over George Mason on Oct. 7. She wraps up her fall with appearances in seven games, including three starts.

La Salle played to a 12-6-3 record this season, including an 8-1-1 record in the Atlantic 10.

Kirstin Eichelberger, Freshman, Hagerstown C.C.

With Eichelberger starting in every game, Hagerstown played to a winning record this fall.

Eichelberger, a 5-foot-2 midfield player, started in all 16 games for the Hawks, totaling one goal and one assist.

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

Sydra Royer, Freshman, Hagerstown C.C.

With Royer in the lineup, Hagerstown was a hard team to score upon.

Royer, a 5-foot-6 defensive midfielder, played in 15 games, including 13 starts, and recorded one goal. She boosted a Hawks defense that allowed just 1.33 goals per game this season.

Kenneth Hott, Senior, Lancaster Bible

Hott, a Greencastle native who went to Cumberland Valley Christian, served as a forward on Lacaster Bible’s reserve soccer roster. The reserve team finished the season with a 1-6-1 record.

Avery Parks, Sophomore, St. Bonaventure

Parks has been inactive since our last update.

The 5-foot-4 midfield player appeared in one game for St. Bonaventure this fall.

The Bonnies wrap up their season with a 3-8-6 record, which includes a 2-6-2 mark in the Atlantic 10.


Delaney Fulfer, Senior, Wilson

Fulfer, a 5-foot-6 defender, has played in one game since our last update, appearing in a 4-0 win over Southern Virginia on Oct. 11.

Fulfer finishes her season with 116 minutes of playing time in five games. She provided depth for a Wilson defensive unit that allowed 1.53 goals per game this fall.

The Phoenix finish at 9-6 (1-2 United East).

Kaley Barnhart, Senior, Wilson

Barnhart, a 5-foot-2 forward, finishes her season with appearances in two games. In 104 minutes of action, she attempted four shots for the Phoenix.

Olivia Winslow, Junior, Virginia Wesleyan

Winslow, a 5-foot-10 forward, finishes her season with appearances in six games.

Winslow attempted one shot for Virginia Wesleyan, which wraps up its fall with a 7-10-1 record, and a 3-5-1 mark in the ODAC.


Weber Long, Sophomore, Wake Forest

Since our last update, Long has finised up his cross country season and dived right into indoor track.

Long competed at the Nuttycombe Invite on Oct. 13, completing the race in 25:02 to take 198th place. He then had a big showing at the Hokie Open on Nov. 3, recording a 6K PR time of 18:12 to finish as the race runner-up, the highest placement of his collegiate career.

Long shifted gears to indoor season on Dec. 2 for the Boston University Season Opener. Competing in the 5,000, Long placed 112th with a time of 14:05.

Wake Forest returns to competition on Jan. 12-13 for the Virginia Tech Invitational.

Danny Miller, Senior, Lynchburg

Miller wrapped up his final season of cross country with a PR in his last race.

With the ODAC Championships in sight, Miller began to turn up the heat on Oct. 13 at the Roanoke Invitational. He ran to a 17th-place finish in 26:13, which was then his 8K PR.

That PR lasted just over two weeks as Miller dropped even more time at the ODAC race on Oct. 28. There, Miller ran a new lifetime-best time of 26:02 to place 17th.

Miller will now shift his attention to the indoor track season, which resumes on Jan. 12 with a trip to The Burg Open at Liberty University.

Denver Norcross, Senior, Southern Virginia

Norcross, a Greencastle native who attended James Buchanan, wrapped up his season with appearances in two meets, including a conference championship.

Running at the Roanoke Invitational on Oct. 13, Norcross posted a time of 32:14 to finish in 137th place. Norcross shaved more than 30 seconds from that time at the USA South Championships on Oct. 28, finishing 35th in 31:32.

Norcross will now set his sights for the indoor track season, which resumes on Jan. 19 for the Finn Pincus Invite.

Taryn Parks, Junior, North Carolina

Parks got a late start to the season, but she made up for lost time in a hurry.

She made her season debut on Oct. 13 at the Nuttycombe Invite, running the 6K race to a 167th-place finish in 21:42. Parks sped up for the ACC Championships on Oct. 27, running to a 60th-place finish in 21:14.

Parks wrapped up her cross country season on Nov. 10 at the NCAA Division I Southeast Region Championships. Parks completed the race in 20:32 to take 26th place, one spot away from earning all-region honors.

Parks moved on to indoor track season on Dec. 2 at the Boston University Opener. There, she ran to 50th place in the 3,000 with a PR time of 9:34.

North Carolina resumes its indoor season on Jan. 12 at the Virginia Tech Invitational.

Kyle Baker, Freshman, Shippensburg

Baker has been inactive for Shippensburg’s cross country and indoor track teams up to this point.

The Raiders return to action on Jan. 20 for the Bucknell Gulden Invitational.


Madie Eagler, Freshman, Saint Vincent

Eagler, a 5-foot-8 setter, was the engine that made Saint Vincent go.

With the offense relying on Eagler to set up the attack, the former Greencastle standout racked up 590 assists, more than the rest of the Bearcats roster combined. Eagler played in all 23 matches for Saint Vincent, making 21 starts and recording 67.5 points, 34 kills, 23 aces, 173 digs, and 17 blocks, in addition to her assists.

Eagler had one of her best statistical matches of the season on Oct. 21 in a 3-1 win over Waynesburg, a victory that helped her team snap a four-match losing streak. In the match against Waynesburg, Eagler totaled three kills, 40 assists, three aces, and 10 digs.

The Bearcats close out their season with a 9-14 record, which includes a 3-7 mark in the PAC.

Gabby Baughman, Senior, PSU Mont Alto

Opponents did everything they could to stop PSU Mont Alto from winning its second-straight USCAA Division II National Championship, but they struggled to mount an attack against the Lions and Baughman, a 5-foot-4 defensive specialist.

Baughman hustled all over the floor for Mont Alto this fall, playing in all 34 matches for the Lions. In 123 sets of work, Baughman led her team in service aces (46) and ranked second on Mont Alto in digs (343), while also totaling four kills, five assists, and 50 points.

A big effort from Baughman on Nov. 11 led the Lions to a 3-1 win over Kent State-Tuscarawas and clinched the national title. In that match, posted three service aces and 19 digs.

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


Sydney Barnes, Freshman, Millersville

Barnes first fall on the collegiate golf course was a productive one that saw her compete in five events, and even score a hole-in-one.

Barnes kicked off her season on Sept. 3, shooting an 89 to finish in a tie for 36th at the Vulcan Invitational. One week later Barnes posted an 88 at the McDaniel Invitational.

On Oct. 1-2 at the Kutztown Invitational, Barnes carded a 92-86-178 to finish in a tie for 14th place. A few days later at the Evann Parker Memorial Classic on Oct. 6-7, Barnes logged a 48th-place finish.

The highlight of Barnes’ season came at the Michael Corbett Fall Classic on Oct. 8-9. It was in the first round of this tournament, held at Whispering Woods Golf Course in Erie, that Barnes buried a hole-in-one. Her shot came on the 165-yard, par-3 14th hole. She finished her tournament with a 95-82-177 to place 37th.

Barnes was back to work on Oct. 12 for the Bloomsburg Invitational, placing 12th a score of 94. She capped off her season by shooting a 105 for 20th place at the Lebanon Invitational on Oct. 16.

Timothy Ehko, Junior, Geneva

Ehko, a reliable golfer for Geneva all season, wrapped up his fall with competition in two tournaments.

On Oct. 9, Ehko took on the Westminster Invitational, shooting a 22-over 94 to finish as the fourth golfer for the Golden Tornadoes, and 59th overall.

Ehko was back in action for the Fall PAC Championships on Oct. 16-17. He carded an 86-89-175 to finish as Geneva’s third golfer, and 33rd overall.

Ehko and Co. will take a long winter break before returning to the course on April 19-20 for the Spring PAC Championships.

Ben Irr, Freshman, PSU Mont Alto

Irr completed his fall season by competing at the PSUAC/USCAA Championships on Oct. 8.

Competing as an individual golfer, Irr finished in a tie for 47th after carding an 81-83-164.


Madison Shanholtz, Freshman, Wilson

Shanholtz, a Pre-Novice rider for Wilson, competed in every Zone 3 Region 1 Invitational for Wilson this fall.

She kicked off her season on Oct. 7-8 in Tyrone, with a second-place finish in the Pre-Novice Division. Wilson hosted the next invitational on Oct. 28, with Shanholtz finishing first in the Pre-Novice flat.

Shanholtz wrapped up her season on Nov. 11-12, placing third in the flat.

Shanholtz, a Political Science Major, and the Phoenix will break from competition until the spring semester.


Kaylee Papa, Freshman, Emory & Henry College

Papa, a member of Emory & Henry College’s IHSA equestrian team, was inactive this season.

The Wasps are back in action on Feb. 3-4 when they host an IHSA meet.

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