Bonetz a workhorse for Kent State field hockey
Ashley Bonetz is working hard for the Kent State field hockey team.
The sophomore from Douglassville and a Daniel Boone graduate has started all 16 games and has been on the field for 1,075 minutes. She’s played a complete game 12 times this season.
Bonetz picked up an assist in a 4-0 Mid-American Conference victory over Ball State on Oct. 12 in Kent, Ohio. She also has a defensive save.
“Ashley is not only an awesome young woman but a great asset to the team,” coach Kathleen Wiler said. “She’s made huge improvements to her game last spring and has carried it over to this season.”
Bonetz has played both in the midfield and the backfield for the Golden Flash.
“Ashley has found a home at left back when she helps anchor our defense,” Wiler said.
Kent State is 6-10 overall but stands at 4-1 in MAC play after a 2-1 victory over Ohio in a league game on Oct. 19 in Athens, Ohio. The team has given up 37 goals with two shutouts, but has given up just seven goals in its five league games.
The freshman is off to a great start with the Seton Hill equestrian team. She competes in the walk/trot/canter event for the Griffins and started the season by finishing second in that event at the Slippery Rock Show Sept. 30 in Slippery Rock. Confer finished sixth at the Washington & Jefferson Show Oct. 6 in Washington. Since then, she’s been on top of her game – finishing first in the Seton Hill Show Oct. 7 in Greensburg and in the Bethany Show on Oct. 14 in Bethany, W.Va.
The 5-foot-10 junior had a goal and an assist on the winning score to lead the Alvernia men’s soccer team to a 2-1 MAC Commonwealth victory over Hood on Oct. 23 in Reading. Hart has three goals and an assist with a game-winner. That came in a 2-1 double overtime league victory over Widener on Oct. 17 in Reading. Sophomore Matt Lee (Exeter) has played in 18 games with three starts and has a goal. The Golden Wolves are 7-10-2 overall and 3-4-0 in league play after the Hood victory. The 5-foot-10 senior outside hitter continues her strong play with the Lock Haven women’s volleyball team, the Bald Eagles 8-14 overall and 3-10 in the PSAC after a 3-1 league loss to Slippery Rock on Oct. 20 in Slippery Rock. Stick had a double-double with 11 kills and 14 digs. It was her sixth double-double this season. Stick has 223 digs and 199 kills. She also has 41 total blocks and 10 service aces. And, she has 232.2 points in 22 matches and 70 sets.
The senior forward is starting to see her name in the scoring column for the Misericordia field hockey team. She had a goal in a 5-3 loss to Eastern on Oct. 17 in St. David’s, a goal in a 4-2 victory over Delaware Valley on Oct. 20 in Dallas and picked up an assist in a 4-1 triumph over Wilkes on Oct. 24 in Dallas. The Cougars are 4-12 overall and 3-4 in MAC Freedom play. Gruber is third on the team in minutes played with 1,053. She was a MAC Freedom second team pick last season. The 5-foot-10 senior middle hitter had a seasonhigh 15 kills to help the Canisius women’s volleyball team turn back Marist 3-2 in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match on Oct. 21 in Buffalo, N.Y. It was the seventh victory in the team’s last eight matches, the Golden Griffins 12-10 overall and 10-3 in MAAC play. Wesley has 191 kills, 55.0 total blocks and 22 digs. She has scored 220.5 points and has a .293 attack percentage. She was an AllMAAC second team selection as a junior.
The junior midfielder has played in all 15 games with five starts for the Kutztown field hockey team, the Huskies 11-4 overall and 4-3 in PSAC after upsetting No. 1-ranked West Chester 2-0 in a league game on Oct. 24 in Kutztown. Shirk has picked up an assist and has helped the defense limit foes to 14 goals with seven shutouts. She played in 18 games with three starts as a sophomore after transferring in from Slippery Rock. She’s a National Field Hockey Coaches Association Scholar of Distinction and was named to the NFHCA National Academic squad and was a PSAC Scholar-Athlete last year.
“Hannah is a player that any coach would be lucky to have on the team,” coach Marci Scheuing said. “She’s a team captain, a great person and an outstanding field hockey player.
Shirk is a member of the midfield unit which is one of the strongest in Division II.
The 5-foot-10 wide receiver continues to have a solid season for the Bloomsburg football team, the Huskies 4-4 overall and 4-3 in PSAC East play after a 33-7 league victory over Lock Haven on Oct. 20 in Lock Haven. Allen caught eight passes for 88 yards and had touchdowns of 54 and eight yards, the one for 54 is a season-best for him. He’s caught 31 passes for 397 yards (12.81 per reception) and six touchdowns. He’s also carried the ball twice for 15 yards.
The 5-foot-9 freshman midfielder has played in 15 games off the bench for the Wilkes men’s soccer team, the Colonels 7-8-1 overall and 2-4-0 in MAC Freedom play after a 1-0 nonleague loss to Penn College on Oct. 24 in Williamsport. Bausher has taken six shots with two on goal but is still looking for his first collegiate point. He’s helped the defense which has given up 27 goals (1.66 goals against average) with four shutouts.
The 5-foot-3 sophomore has nine goals and five assists for 23 points for the Ursinus field hockey team, the Bears 11-5 overall and 7-2 in the Centennial Conference. Carroll has two game-winners. She had the go-ahead goal and an assist in a 5-2 victory over Washington & Lee and the winning goal in a 2-1 triumph over Washington College on Oct. 24, both games played in Collegeville. Carroll also had two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win over Dickinson and two goals in a 3-2 loss to Franklin & Marshall.
The 5-foot-5 defensive specialist broke the all-time digs mark with the Lycoming women’s volleyball team four matches ago and has added 63 more since then and now the new standard stands at 2,148. The old mark was 2,081. Hepner has a team-high 540 digs this season and had a season-high 35 in a 3-0 MAC Commonwealth match to Lebanon Valley on Oct. 23 in Williamsport. She also has 77 assists and a team-leading 33 service aces for the Warriors who are 13-17 overall and 3-5 in league play.
The 5-foot-3 freshman midfielder scored her first collegiate goal but it wasn’t enough as the Penn College women’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 nonleague decision to Juniata on Oct. 24 in Williamsport. Kistler picked up her first point when she had an assist in a 5-0 league victory over Cobleskill on Sept. 29 in Williamsport. She’s been on the pitch for 1,338 minutes for the Wildcats who are 11-6 overall and 8-2 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference after the Juniata game.
The 6-foot-1 senior got off to a slow start but finished strong for the St. Joseph’s men’s golf team at the Old Dominion/Outer Banks Intercollegiate on Oct. 22-23 in Powells Point, N.C. Pilliod opened with an 11-over par 82 but then shot a pair of one-under-par 70s to finish with a 222 total that gave him a tie for 37th out of 91 golfers and helped the Hawks finish 12th out of 18 teams. He’s averaging 73.625 for eight rounds competing in three tournaments.
Kent State’s Ashley Bonetz (Daniel Boone)