Around The USCAA – 10-17-2018
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MEGAN FREED RECORDS CAREER MILESTONE 1,000TH DIG
Phoenixville, PA - The University of Valley Forge Athletic department would like to congratulate Megan Freed on recording her 1,000th career dig.
On Friday, October 12th in the fifth set against Penn State Mont Alto, Megan Freed entered into the University of Valley Forge record books. Needing just one dig, Freed dug out an attack attempt during a pivitol rally against the Nittany Lions. On her 23rd dig of the evening, Megan recorded her 1,000th.
Congratulations to Megan on her accomplishment.
Brandywine Softball Excels Off the Field With Recognition by NFCA
Story courtesy of Penn State Brandywine Sports Information Director Jeff Scarpone.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Penn State Brandywine posted the ninth-highest cumulative team grade-point average among all four-year college softball programs during the 2017-18 academic year as the Lions earned the Easton/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Academic Team Award for the third consecutive season on Tuesday. In addition, nine members of the 2017-18 squad were selected as NFCA All-America Scholar Athletes.
The 12 members of the 2018 Brandywine softball team combined to amass at GPA of 3.68 last year. That cumulative GPA ranked Brandywine No. 1 in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and was second-highest among schools from the state of Pennsylvania. Brandywine was also the only campus in the Penn State University system to be honored.
Following the completion of the 2018 spring semester, all 12 members of the team earned Penn State University Athletic Conference All-Academic Team recognition, while three members of the squad (Alexa Anderson, Julie Foeldes, Maddie Malfara) landed United States Collegiate Athletic Association National All-Academic Team accolades.
The nine individuals earning NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete honors were Alexa Anderson, Rachel Cherubini, Kayla Corrente, Katie DeStefano, Ashley Dotey, Julie Foeldes, Haley Grossi, Maddie Malfara and Gina Mazurkiewicz.
Foeldes and Malfara both collected their third NFCA award, while the honor marked the second of Anderson's career.
To land the award, student-athletes must amass a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 or higher during the entire academic year. A total of 4,393 softball players from four-year colleges were honored with Brandywine's being the lone representatives from the USCAA and PSUAC.
On the field last season, Brandywine captured its fourth-straight PSUAC championship and finished fifth at the USCAA World Series, its third consecutive top-five showing. Under the direction of Head Coach Mark Caserta, Brandywine won a program record 27 games.
Five members of the 2018 championship team return to the squad when the 2019 team takes the field for the first time this March.
*Article Courtesy of Penn State Brandywine
Wildcats Set New Scoring Mark In Win Over #5 Central Penn
Oct 12, 2018
Pineville, NC - The Johnson & Wales University Women's Soccer Team took on Central Penn on Friday night. The Wildcats delivered a commanding performance, winning 9-0.
Central Penn, currently ranked #5 in USCAA D2, came into the game having only allowed two goals all season. The Wildcats, though, were able to get on the scoresheet early on their way to setting a new single game scoring record. Jaedan Smith opened the scoring in the 7th minute on a Danielle Doyle assist. Less than three minutes later Lana Truese found Ashley Lunceford for her first goal of the season. Truese followed up her assist by scoring in the 14th minute on another Doyle helper. After a red card for Central Penn in the 26th minute, Doyle finished the first half scoring with a penalty kick. The Wildcats (5-6) took a 4-0 lead into halftime.
Smith again started the scoring for the #9 Wildcats by notching her fourth goal of the season in the 61st minute. Doyle found the net less than two minutes later for her team-leading 11th goal. Aubrey Anderson added two goals in the 68th and 74th minute, assisted by Truese and Smith, respectively. Truese also recorded her second goal of the game in the 71st minute. Four different Wildcats recorded a multi-goal game, also a new record for JWU. Sarah Toler recorded the shutout for JWU.
"Great win for the team. Happy to see them step up for each other and manage the game," remarked Head Coach Matt Hisler after the game. "Communication throughout the team was a different level. I look forward to their continued progress."
JWU's next game comes on Oct. 18 as they host Washington Adventist at 8:00 pm.
*Article Courtesy of Johnson & Wales University
Key Weekly Matchups
10-18-18 – Washington Adventist University at Johnson & Wales University 6:30 P.M EDT
10-19-18 – Christendom College at Central Penn College 4:00 P.M. EDT
10-20-18 – University of Maine-Machias at University of Maine Fort Kent 3:00 P.M. EDT
10-21-18 – The College of New Rochelle at SUNY-ESF 3:00 P.M. EDT
10-19-18 – Trinity Washington University at Washington Adventist University 7:00 P.M. EDT
10-20-18 – Florida National University at Christendom College 4:30 P.M. EDT
10-20-18 – Unity College at Southern Maine CC 2:00 P.M. EDT
10-23-18 – SUNY Delhi at SUNY Poly 6:00 P.M. EDT
10-17-18 – Judson at Mississippi University for Women 7:00 P.M. EDT
10-19-18 – Penn State Hazleton at Penn State Wilkes Barre 7:00 P.M. EDT
10-20-18 – Davis College at Kings College (NY) 2:45 P.M EDT