Dar­den cap­tures MAC hon­ors with 5 TDs

Nor­ris­town na­tive tear­ing it up for Delaware Val­ley Univer­sity

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Delaware Val­ley Univer­sity ju­nior quar­ter­back Dashawn Dar­den, a Car­di­nal O’Hara grad and Nor­ris­town na­tive, has been se­lected as the Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence (MAC) Of­fen­sive Player of the Week fol­low­ing his per­for­mance in the 47-13 vic­tory over Wi­dener Univer­sity that clinched the con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship and an NCAA play­off berth. Dar­den did most of his dam­age with his legs as he rushed for 133 yards and four touch­downs while also throw­ing a 25-yard scor­ing pass. His touch­down runs went for 17, 28, 11 and one yard(s). The sec­ond score gave DelVal the lead for good at 14-13 and was part of 41 unan­swered points by the Ag­gies. Tow­son quar­ter­back Ryan Stover, an Up­per Dublin grad, com­pleted 13-of-23 pass­ing at­tempts for 140 yards and also rushed or 22 yards and a touch­down in a 26-14 win over Wil­liam & Mary Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Ursi­nus se­nior Alexan­der Skyrm, a Soud­er­ton grad, had eight tack­les in a 40-17 loss at Dick­in­son Satur­day.

Ship­pens­burg ju­nior Josh Lis­ter, a Soud­er­ton grad, notched his first col­le­giate sack in a 51-13 win over Se­ton Hill Satur­day. Sopho­more quar­ter­back Michael

Marino, a Wis­sahickon grad, threw four touch­downs in Ch­est­nut Hill’s 28-3 win over Franklin Pierce Univer­sity. The game brought to an end the 2017 Col­le­giate Sprint Foot­ball League.

Men’s Soc­cer

La Salle’s Matt Robin­son, a North Penn grad, was named to the CoSIDA Aca­demic All-Dis­trict team. He also was named to the At­lantic 10 All-Aca­demic team. Robin­son boasted a 3.85 GPA through his time at La Salle and led the team in goals (7) and points (19) this year. Both were ca­reer highs.

Ship­pens­burg Univer­sity ju­nior for­ward Cole Krop­nick, a Wis­sahickon grad, was named to the 2017 All-PSAC sec­ond team. Krop­nick is one of just five play­ers in the PSAC this year to score dou­ble-digit goals. In 15 matches, he had 10 goals and three as­sists.

Women’s Soc­cer

Gwynedd Mercy Univer­sity se­nior Sarah Ned­wick, a North Penn grad, re­ceived hon­or­able men­tion All-CSAC recog­ni­tion. It is her first al­l­league honor. She has six goals and three as­sists. Hop­kins recorded 11 saves in net in Gwynedd Mercy’s 4-2 loss at top-seeded Mary­wood in a CSAC Tour­na­ment semi­fi­nal con­test. In Gwynedd’s 2-1 win over Neu­mann in a first round con­test, fresh­man Vic­to­ria Brae­unle, a North Penn grad, scored. Cabrini se­nior Marisa

Chris­tensen, a North Penn grad, earned All-CSAC first team hon­ors. This is Chris­tensen’s first all-CSAC honor but was earned as the se­nior’s play at mid­field helped the Cavs both of­fen­sively and de­fen­sively. Kutz­town ju­nior Alyssa

Ryan, a Wis­sahickon grad, was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Aca­demic All-Dis­trict Two team. A team cap­tain, she has earned PSAC Scholar-Ath­lete recog­ni­tion twice, has been a Dean’s List Hon­oree four times and a D2ADA Aca­demic Achieve­ment Award win­ner. The Wis­sahickon grad­u­ate has to­taled four goals and four as­sists this sea­son and was named to the All-PSAC sec­ond team. The mid­fielder has started all 20 games and has played in 61 games through­out her ca­reer. Ryan is a Bi­ol­ogy/Pre-Med ma­jor and holds a 3.89 GPA. Penn State ju­nior Marissa

Sheva, a Pen­nridge grad, had an as­sist in the No. 3 seed Nit­tany Lions’ 7-0 win over Stony Brook in the first round of the NCAA tour­na­ment Fri­day.

Kristina Miller, a North Penn grad, con­trib­uted an as­sist in Kutz­town’s 2-1 loss to Notre Dame (OH) in the first round of the NCAA At­lantic Re­gion Fri­day. Van­der­bilt fresh­man

Mad­die El­well, a Wis­sahickon grad, played 24 minutes off the bench as the Com­modores up­set No. 4 seeded Ohio State 2-1 in the NCAA first round Fri­day.

Men’s Bas­ket­ball

Kut­town’s red­shirt ju­nior

An­thony Lee, an Abing­ton grad, scored 34 points while hit­ting hit eight three-point­ers in 135-80 win over Penn State Schuylkill Satur­day. Se­nior cap­tain Demetrius Ben­nett, a PW grad, had seven points, three re­bounds and three as­sists and Joseph O’Brien, an Abing­ton grad, added four points and two steals.

Women’s Bas­ket­ball

Jef­fer­son’s red­shirt ju­nior Erin Ma­her, from North Penn, scored 13 points in a 60-54 win over Queens Satur­day af­ter­noon. Ch­est­nut Hill se­nior guard

Vicky Tu­masz, a North Penn grad, recorded 11 points, three steals and six points in a 84-67 win over Queens Col­lege at the Jef­fer­son Chal­lenge Sun­day. Satur­day, Tu­masz recorded a team-high 21 points. She also had four steals, four re­bounds and went 4-of-7 from be­yond the arc in a 55-46 win over Mol­loy Col­lege.

Tay­lor Thames, a North Penn grad, scored six points in Kutz­town’s 53-35 loss to Bowie State at Ship­pens­burg’s Wolf’s Bus Lines Clas­sic Fri­day.

Women’s Cross Coun­try

Kutz­town ju­nior Stephanie Bre­sadola, a North Penn grad, fin­ished 18th out of 150 run­ners with a time of 21:54.4 at the NCAA At­lantic Re­gion­als last Satur­day, earn­ing All-Re­gion hon­ors.

Field Hockey

In Mes­siah’s 2-1 win over Alver­nia to clinch the pro­gram’s 11th straight MAC Com­mon­wealth ti­tle, Soud­er­ton grad Shelby Lan­des made two saves.

West Ch­ester ju­nior goal­keeper Marissa Elizardo, a North Penn grad, was named the Ath­lete of the Week for the week end­ing Nov. 5. She played a cru­cial part in West Ch­ester’s PSAC Tour­na­ment run. She con­trib­uted three shutouts. Elizardo’s ef­fort is a pri­mary rea­son why the Golden Rams were crowned the PSAC cham­pi­ons. The trio of shutouts came against No. 10 Blooms­burg in the quar­ter­fi­nals, No. 1 Ship­pens­burg in the semi­fi­nals and No. 2 East Strouds­burg in the fi­nal. She made a to­tal of 11 saves for the Golden Rams to help earn the cham­pi­onship.

Elizardo recorded three saves in West Ch­ester’s 3-0 win over No. 2 East Strouds­burg last Sun­day. In West Ch­ester’s 1-0 up­set of No. 1 Ship­pens­burg, Elizardo recorded her fifth shutout of the sea­son, record­ing five saves in 70 minutes. In West Ch­ester’s 1-0 win over Blooms­burg, Elizardo recorded three saves.

Mon­mouth Univer­sity se­nior Rachel Konowal ,a Ply­mouth Whitemarsh grad, was named to the All-Metro At­lantic Ath­letic Con­fer­ence sec­ond team. A main­stay in the mid­field for four years, Konowal earned the first al­l­league honor of her ca­reer. She had ca­reer highs in goals (7), as­sists (10) and points (24) as a se­nior. For her ca­reer, she has 10 goals, 18 as­sists and 38 points while record­ing two de­fen­sive saves as part of the de­fen­sive cor­ner unit in 76 games. Konowal scored in Mon­mouth’s 2-0 win over Rider in the MAAC semi­fi­nal game.

Kutz­town Univer­sity se­nior Court­ney Konowal ,a Ply­mouth Whitemarsh grad, com­pleted her ca­reer with four con­sec­u­tive All-PSAC hon­ors, the first Golden Bear to do that since the 2013 sea­son. In her se­nior year, Konowal tal­lied three goals and three as­sists play­ing in both the mid­field and for­ward po­si­tions. For her ca­reer, Konowal started all 73 games, rack­ing up 12 goals and 12 as­sists.

Gwynedd Mercy Univer­sity se­nior Abi­gail Gabriel ,a Soud­er­ton grad, was named to the All-CSAC sec­ond team. She had three goals and two as­sists and added a pair of de­fen­sive saves for her third all-league honor.

Gwynedd Mercy Univer­sity se­nior Madi­son Reiss ,a Pen­nridge grad, earned Al­lCSAC hon­or­able men­tion recog­ni­tion. It was her third all-con­fer­ence nod. She has amassed five points on two goals and an as­sist along with two de­fen­sive saves and is a vi­tal cog in the de­fense.

Men’s Golf

La Salle fresh­man David Kim, an Up­per Dublin grad, shot a four-over par 74 to lead La Salle at the City Six Cham­pi­onships. He fin­ished tied for sec­ond in the field at even par on the par-4 holes.

Women’s Vol­ley­ball

Cabrini fresh­man Steph

Jud­kins, a Pen­nridge grad, was named Mid-At­lantic Re­gion Fresh­man of the Year and also earned a spot on the All-Mid-At­lantic Team. Jud­kins was named Colo­nial States Ath­letic Con­fer­ence Player and Rookie of the Year af­ter lead­ing the Cava­liers and the CSAC with 427 kills. The fresh­man ranks 33rd in Di­vi­sion III in kills, and her 3.71 kills per set ranks 48th in the na­tion. De­fen­sively, Jud­kins had 285 digs to fin­ish sec­ond on the team.

Women’s Tennis

Ch­est­nut Hill sopho­more Ni­cole Yang, from Wis­sahickon, was named to the 2017 CACC All-Aca­demic Team. In or­der to be named to a CACC All-Aca­demic Team, re­cip­i­ents must have par­tic­i­pated in a CACC-spon­sored cham­pi­onship sport and must be at least a sopho­more. The nom­i­nee must have been a stu­dent-ath­lete at their cur­rent school for at least two semesters and must have achieved a cu­mu­la­tive GPA of 3.50 or higher through the pre­ced­ing se­mes­ter.

Men’s Swim­ming

Get­tys­burg sopho­more

Og­den Leyens, an Up­per Dublin grad, fin­ished third in the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:56.83 in a dou­ble­d­ual meet Satur­day. Get­tys­burg de­feated Mes­siah 18279 and beat Susque­hanna 207-54. Ship­pens­burg sopho­more

Jeff Beyer, a Wis­sahickon grad, fin­ished first in the 500 free (4:45.18) and 1000 free (10:07.01) in a 105-100 loss to Clar­ion. Both were PSAC qual­i­fy­ing times. Beyer also was part of the first place 200 free re­lay (1:28.28).

Ar­ca­dia se­nior Ja­cob Schellinger, a North Penn grad, took third in both the 50 free (22.74) and 200 but­ter­fly (2:04.01) in a 115-88 loss at Franklin & Marshall Fri­day night. Ursi­nus ju­nior Maxwell

Coul­ter, a Pen­nridge grad, was part of the 200 med­ley re­lay that earned the sil­ver medal with a time of 1:40.54 in a 57-38 win over McDaniel Satur­day. Ju­nior Thomas

Bant­ley, an Up­per Dublin grad, and sopho­more Daniel

Pow­ell, a Cen­tral Bucks East grad, fin­ished 2-3 in the 1000 free with Bant­ley (10:47.06) edg­ing Pow­ell (10:53.98). West Ch­ester sopho­more

Quin­ton Mitchell, a North Penn grad, fin­ished first in the 3-me­ter div­ing cham­pi­onship with a score of 245.80 in a match against Rowan. He fin­ished sec­ond in the one-me­ter event with a score of 258.15. Blooms­burg sopho­more

Devon Po­lak, an Up­per Dublin grad, was part of the 200 med­ley re­lay that fin­ished sec­ond in a 128-76 win over Ed­in­boro.

Women’s Swim­ming

La Salle’s Olivia DeSte­fano, a North Penn grad, high­lighted a tri-meet with Rider and Delaware Satur­day with three first place fin­ishes. She took first in the 100 back, fin­ish­ing in 58.06 sec­onds. She also won the 50 free, fin­ish­ing in at 24.66 sec­onds. DeSte­fano was part of the 400 free re­lay team that placed first in 3:43.69 and the sec­ond place 200 med­ley re­lay that fin­ished in 1:49.13. Sydney Szopo, an Up­per More­land grad, placed first in the one-me­ter div­ing event with a score of 250.00. She took sec­ond in the three-me­ter with a 229.70.


Nor­ris­town na­tive Dashawn Dar­den rushed for four touch­downs and threw an­other in Delaware Val­ley Univer­sity’s 47-13 win over Wi­dener. Dar­den was named the Mid­dle At­lantic Con­fer­ence Of­fen­sive Player of the Week for his ef­fort.

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