Freshman Bonetz in the mix for Kent State field hockey
After just one start earlier in the season, freshman Ashley Bonetz has moved up to the first team and has started the last four games for the Kent State field hockey team.
Bonetz, from Douglassville (Daniel Boone), is seeing plenty of time at midfield for the Golden Flashes who are 4-9 overall and 1-1 in Mid-American Conference play.
Kent had a big effort against No. 4-ranked Penn State on Oct. 1 in Kent, Ohio. The Nittany Lions held a tight 3-2 lead at the half before winning 5-3. Bonetz played all 70 minutes in the game. She also started in a 3-2 loss to Richmond on Sept. 23, a 2-0 triumph over St. Louis in Sept. 24 and a 1-0 MAC loss to Miami on Sept. 29.
“What attracted us about Ashley when we recruited her was her commitment and hard work,” coach Kathleen Wiler said. “She’s a blue collar type of player and she’s been developing well and has contributed to our offense and defense in the middle of the field.”
LUKE MYERS (GOVERNOR
MIFFLIN) » The sophomore finished 87th overall and 78th in the team scoring at the Brown Division race at Lehigh’s annual Paul Short Run on Sept. 29 in Bethlehem. Myers covered the 8,000 meter course in a personal record time of 26:54. He was the fourth best finisher for the Raiders who were 13th out of 20 teams with a 367 point total. Myers competed in the same race last season as a freshman and covered the 8,000 meter distance in a seasonbest time of 28:06.9. He will be in the lineup when Colgate competes in the Patriot League Championship over the same course on Saturday Oct. 28.
JILL BRAUNSBERG (DANIEL BOONE) » The 5-foot10 sophomore setter/opposite recorded her fourth triple double of the season for the Wilmington (Del.) women’s volleyball team when she had 10 kills, 10 assists and 16 digs in a 3-1 victory at Nyack (N.Y.) on Sept. 29.
Braunsberg leads the Wildcats with 128 kills and 229 digs and she’s second in assists with 223. She also has 19 service aces and 19 total blocks. Wilmington is 7-12 overall and 3-4 in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play after a 3-0 league victory over USciences on Oct. 3.
CORINNE GROHOSKI (EXETER) » The freshman kicked off her college career with the Millersville women’s tennis team in the PSAC Individual Championships
on Sept.30 in Bloomsburg. Grohoski and Katina Jones of Lancaster defeated a duo from California 8-4 in the opening round but came up short 8-2 in the quarterfinal round. Grohoski also competed in singles play. She met Slippery Rock senior Carla Corrochano-Morillo of Spain in the first round and fell 7-6 and 7-5.
RAE SANTORA (DANIEL
BOONE) » The 5-foot-3 senior finished 102nd out of 198 runners and her Rider women’s cross country team was 19th out of 24 teams in the Brown Division Race at Lehigh’s annual Paul Short Run on Sept. 29 in Bethlehem.
Her 6,000 meter time was 23:49. It was the third straight year that Santora has competed in the meet. She prepped for the race by finishing 21st in the Rider Invitational on Sept. 15 in Lawrenceville, N.J. with a 6,000 meter time of 24:56.2.
EMILY SAXON (BOYERTOWN)
» The senior is a top defender on the Albright women’s soccer team, the Lions 5-5-1 overall and 0-1-1 after a 0-0 tie with No. 11-ranked Messiah in a MAC Freedom game on Oct. 3 in Reading. Saxon has a goal and an assist and both came in a 2-1 victory over FDU-Florham on Sept. 26. The team has given up just 10 goals
with five shutouts. Saxon has played in 68 games and started 67 on defense in her career with the Lions and has chipped in with two goals and four assists for eight points during that time.
COURTNEY WENSEL (BERKS
CATHOLIC) » She’s just a junior but she already has 1,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs for the Jefferson women’s volleyball team. She has a team-high 239 kills this season giving her 1,046 for her career and leads the Rams with 223 digs and has 1,033 for her career. She also has 27 total blocks, 17 service aces and a team-high 272.5 points to help Jefferson start at 11-6 overall and 6-1 in East Coast Conference play after dropping its first league match 3-1 at Chestnut Hill on Oct. 3.
BLAKE LUTZ (BERKS CATHOLIC) » The 6-foot, 176-pound senior is starting at free safety for the Lebanon Valley football team. He has 13 tackles, including seven unassisted. He had his second career interception in a 24-14 victory over FDUFlorham on Sept. 23. Lutz missed last season with an injury but had 25 tackles and an interception which he returned 46 yards for a touchdown as a sophomore. The Dutchmen are 2-3 overall and 2-2 in Middle Atlantic Conference play after a 28-20 loss to Widener on Sept. 30 in Chester.
BRADEN BURNS (TWIN
VALLEY) » The 6-foot-1, 163-pound freshman midfielder has played in all 10 games with five starts for the Ursinus men’s soccer team. He scored his first college goal in just his second game with the Bears and it was a game-winner off a rebound at the 89:44 mark of a 3-2 overtime victory over Arcadia on Sept. 5. The Bears are 2-8 overall and 0-4 in Centennial Conference play after a 3-1 non-league loss at Stockton (N.J.) on Oct. 3.