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Women's Spotlight

Volleyball Falls in Conference Open at Elizabethtown
 9/20/06 -- Widener suffered a 3-0 loss (20-30, 18-30, 22-30) in its Commonwealth
 Conference opener at Elizabethtown.
 Freshman Devan Green (Monroe Center, IL) posted six kills with junior Kim Brady   (Pottstown, PA) and freshman Lauren Albright (Bethlehem, PA) adding four apiece.
 Junior Becky Rohrbaugh (Glen Rock, PA) dished 14 assists for Widener (6-7, 0-1   CC).
 Kelly Downs paced Elizabethtown (9-1, 2-0) with 12 kills and Stacey Wasserman   had 26 assists.
 Widener on Saturday takes part in the Lycoming Tri-Match in Williamsport, PA.
The Knights of Neumann College took on the #1 ranked
preseason team in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference, the Crusaders of Alvernia College on Saturday afternoon at 1:00p.m. The game, played on Bruder Field escalated immediately with intensity at both ends of the field.

The Crusaders struck first at 24:00 when Becky Macchione put one past Knight's Chelsea Ward to put Alvernia ahead 1-0. Ward's goaltending kept the Knights' spirits strong in the first half; disallowing the Crusaders to gain an edge on Neumann and keeping the score close by one heading into the second half.

The second half started equally as intense as the first, but intensity
rose at 18:11, when Alvernia's Jessie Titus scored for the Crusaders with help from teammate Shayna Clark to give their team a two-goal lead on the Knights and make the final score of the game 2-0 Alvernia.

The Knights will return to action at 4 p.m. on Monday, September 25th.

Field Hockey Suffers 2-0 Loss at Philadelphia University
 9/19/06 -- Widener owned a decided shots edge but could not take advantage in a   2-0 loss at Philadelphia University.
 The Pioneers (3-3) were on the right side of a 13-9 shots margin in the second   half and 19-13 overall. Junior Jaime Carr (Norristown, PA) took seven shots and
 freshman Kelly Eash (Glenolden, PA) had four.
 But Philadelphia University (3-3) benefitted on goals from Lauren Piontkowski in   the 5th minute and Pamela Koons in the 52nd minute.
 Senior Kate Heritage (Clarksboro, NJ) made 10 saves for the Pioneers and Jessica   Snyder had 13 for the Lady Rams.
 Widener is home Thursday to host Neumann, beginning at 7:00 pm.  
 Annville, PA (Sept. 20, 2006) – Freshman Sarah Schaffer (Woodbury,
 NJ/Gloucester Catholic) scored in the 38th minute as Widener remained unbeaten  with a 1-0 Commonwealth Conference victory at Lebanon Valley.
 Freshman defender Sam Baer (Columbia, PA/Hempfield) lifted a direct kick in the  box to Schaffer, who headed it past Erika Ely for her first collegiate goal.
 Widener (5-0-1, 1-0 CC) extended its unbeaten streak dating to last season to  eight and is off to its best start since a 6-0-1 beginning in 2002.
 The Pioneers owned a comfortable 19-5 shots edge, including 13-2 in the opening  half, and a 10-3 advantage in corner kicks. Junior Melanie Miller (Ardsley,  PA/Bishop McDevitt) fired a game-high four shots.
 Senior Kelli Quinn (Sewell, NJ/Gloucester Catholic) needed just two saves for  Widener and Ely made seven for Lebanon Valley (1-4-1, 0-1).
 Widener returns home Friday to face Moravian as part of a doubleheader with the  mens team. The women’s game begins at 6:00 pm, followed by the mens  contest at 8:00 pm.
Clark Summit, Pa.-The women’s volleyball team traveled to Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania to participate in the 3rd Annual Defender Invitational, hosted by Baptist Bible College. Six teams competed in a round-robin pool-play women’s volleyball tournament with Houghton College (Houghton, NY) claiming 1st Place, going 3-0 in competition and Neumann College taking 2nd with a 2-1 record. Both teams placed first in their pool to advance to the championship game.

In their first match of the day, the Knights took on Baptist Bible downing the tournament hosts in four games 27-30, 30-15, 30-20, and 30-20. Julia Tarloski (Malvern, Pa. /Bishop Shanahan) led the offensive attack with 15 kills and 2 errors on 30 attempts. The sophomore middle hitter also combined with first-year middle hitter Emilee Gruse (Lafayette, In. /St. Mark's) for a season high 8 solo blocks. Gruse also added 10 kills on 21 attempt for a .381 hitting percentage.

Next, the Neumann Knights took on St. Elizabeth College. The Knights walked away with a 3-0 win with scores of 30-13, 30-16, and 30-16. Meghan Wilson (West Chester, Pa. /Bishop Shanahan) and Tarloski paced the Knights with 12 kills each, followed by Lindsay Buckland (Middletown, De. /Caravel Academy) with seven. Freshmen Chrystina Amelotti (Folsom, Pa. /Ridley) was sharp on the defensive with five digs, while Alyssa Brigg (Rosemont, Pa. /Archbishop Carroll) added four digs.

Coming out of their pool with a perfect 3-0 record, Neumann then advanced on to the Championship match against Houghton College. Despite a gallant effort by the Knights, Neumann succumbed to their opponents falling in a close three game series 31-29, 30-23 and 30-20. Rachael Sokolovich (Media, Pa. /Ridley) and Gruse 13 kills and 5 kills respectfully, while Kristen Gregg-Verone (Folsom, Pa. /Cardinal O'Hara) added 31 assists. The Knights received the 2nd Place Trophy. Rachael Sokolovich and Kristen Gregg-Verone were selected to the All-Tournament Team.

Next up the Neumann Knights will travel to Annville, Pennsylvania to compete in the Lebanon Valley Tournament on September 15.
Fifth-ranked Bears shut out Washington, 3-0
 OLE_LINK8COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Jess Rogers (Selinsgrove, PA/Selinsgrove)
 scored two goals, including the game winner, to lead fifth-ranked Ursinus
 past Washington 3-0 in Centennial Conference (CC) field hockey action on
 The Bears (6-2, 4-0 CC) outshot the Shorewomen (0-6, 0-1 CC)
 21-0, scoring two goals in the first half and one in the second to extend
 their conference winning streak to 34 straight victories.
 Molly Stevens (Hummelstown, PA/Lower Dauphin) added a goal,
 while Meredith Stabley (Hummelstown, PA/Hershey) and Melissa Buckley
 (Gibbstown, NJ/Paulsboro) each recorded an assist in the winning effort.
 The Shorewomen's Elena Nicholoff made 13 saves.
 Rogers wasted no time getting Ursinus on the board, finishing a
 pass sent into the circle by Buckley just 3:51 into the game. Rogers netted
 her second goal of the day at the 10:53 mark of the first half on an assist
 from Stabley for a quick 2-0 lead.
 Stevens buried an insurance goal in the 66th minute for the
 final 3-0 margin.
 Jess Lamina (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) recorded her
 second shutout of the season in the cage for the Bears.
 Ursinus returns to action on Wednesday at Franklin & Marshall.
 Game time is 4:45 p.m.

CROSS COUNTRY: Swarthmore Undergrads Out-Kick Alums
 SWARTHMORE, Pa. - The Garnet cross country alums turned out in force for  the 32nd Swarthmore Alumni/Alumnae Meet with two-time All-American Marc  Jeuland '01 winning the men's title and recent grads Carrie Ritter '06 and  Emily Wistar '06 claiming the top spot for the women. The undergraduates  stuck to a solid game plan of running in packs and outscored the alums to  claim both the men's and women's team titles
VOLLEYBALL: Swarthmore Outlasts Rutgers-Newark
 NEWARK, Nj. - Swarthmore senior outside hitter Erica Geroge tallied a
 game-high 17 kills and 22 digs while junior middle blocker Katherine Gold
 added 12 kills as the Garnet defeated Rutgers-Newark 3-2 (30-25, 30-22,
 28-30, 29-31, 15-11) in non-conference volleyball action on Saturday afternoon.

FIELD HOCKEY: Swat Overwhelms Gators 11-0
 SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Garnet midfielders Natalie Stone '09 and Ashley Gunter  '09 scored three goals apiece as Swarthmore rolled to an 11-0 victory over  the College of Notre Dame in non-conference field hockey action at Clothier  Field on Saturday afternoon. It is the most goals scored by a Garnet  hockey team since 1998.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Garnet Fight to Draw with Pioneers
 SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Garnet goalkeeper Lauren Walker '09 made her biggest save  of the night late in the second overtime to preserve a 0-0 tie with the  visiting Widener Pioneers on a warm Saturday evening at Clothier Field.

The Neumann College women's tennis team defeated PAC rival, Eastern
University 7-2 Tuesday, recording their first win of the season.

The Knights claimed no. 2-6 singles en route to the victory. However,
one of those matches was decided in a third set tiebreaker.

At. no. 2, Ashley Miller of Neumann College defeated Eastern's Marie
Shrefler 6-4, 6-1. Shamira Cannon earned her first win of the season
6-2, 6-3 at number 3. Allison Trout took care of fourth spot 6-1, 6-4;
while Melinda Howell lost a 2-6 second set decision before defeating
Jessica Bryan 10-6 in the tiebreaker at number 5. Newcomer Courtney
Hartel earned her second win of the year 6-0, 6-0 at number 6.

The Knights' took two of three doubles matches at no. 1 and 3 to give
the Knights their first victory of the season 7-2.

Neumann improved their overall record to 1-3, 1-2 PAC, while Eastern
falls to 1-2, 1-2 PAC.

OLE_LINK8EWING, NJ. - Jenny Lubin netted the game-winning goal with 10:02
 remaining in the game to lead No. 3 College of New Jersey over fifth-ranked
 Ursinus 2-1 in non-conference field hockey action on Tuesday night.
 Lubin scored her first goal of the season off a pass from
 Colleen Dougherty amongst a scramble following a penalty corner in the 60th
 minute to keep the Lions (5-0) undefeated on the season.
 Jennie Moore (Phoenixville, PA/Phoenixville), current Centennial
 Conference Offensive Player of the Week, tallied the game-tying goal for the
 Bears (5-2).
 TCNJ capitalized on two out of 14 penalty corners, cashing on
 the first goal with 1:53 left in the first half and another late in the
 second half to hand Ursinus only its second loss.
 The Lions got on the board with Jess Berkowitz starting the
 corner and connecting with Meg Hess who made the stop and dished it back to
 Berkowitz at the side of the net for a 1-0 lead just minutes before
 Ursinus tied the game 12:49 into the second half when Moore
 scored her sixth goal of the season off an assist from Melissa Buckley
 (Gibbstown, PA/Paulsboro) on a penalty corner.
 TCNJ was able to get the game winner on the third penalty corner
 goal of the evening at the 59:58 mark to avoid overtime and get the victory.
 Erin Mitschke made a pair of saves for the Lions, while Jess
 Lamina (Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks West) finished with five saves and
 Nikki Thren (Barto, PA/Upper Perkiomen) contributed with two key defensive


Chester, PA (Sept. 21, 2006) – Junior Jaime Carr (Norristown,
PA/Kennedy-Kenrick) scored twice as Widener won for the third time in five
games, 5-1 over Neumann at Edith R. Dixon Field.

The Pioneers (4-3) left little doubt by racing to a 3-0 halftime lead.
Sophomore Erica Rose (Plymouth Meeting, PA/Kennedy-Kenrick) took a pass from
freshman Kelly Eash (Glenolden, PA/Marple Newtown) and scored in the ninth
minute for her third goal of the year.

Junior Colleen Guille (Springfield, PA/Springfield) made it 2-0 in the 18th
minute, tallying on a penalty stroke for her second goal of the year. Carr
scored her first of the game in the 30th minute with freshman Jessica Gonzalez
(Eastampton, NJ/Rancocas Valley) adding the helper.

Senior Missy Pappas (Coopersburg, PA/Southern Lehigh) wasted little time opening
the second half, scoring just 69 seconds in for her second goal of the season
and a 4-0 margin. It was her 25th career tally, just one behind Christina
Blanco (2001-04) for second in school annals.

Carr netted her team-leading 10th of the season in the 69th minute with junior
Arlene Lowthert (Prospect Park, PA/Interboro) getting the assist. Carr is in
sole possession of fourth place in Widener history with 24 goals and 55 points.

Megan Mazur (Parlin, NJ) tallied in the final minute for Neumann (2 -5).

The victory was the 64th for Widener alum Larissa Gillespie, who becomes the
program's winningest coach (64-45). The seventh-year coach surpasses the mark
previously held by Caron Cramer (1989-96), who went 63-69-3.

Widener returns to Commonwealth Conference action Saturday against Susquehanna,
beginning at 1:00 pm at Dixon Field.

Shannon Klick Named Third Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America for Track
& Field; 41st Student-Athlete in School History to Earn Academic Honors

6/22/06 -- Widener senior Shannon Klick (Lansdowne, PA) today became the 41st
student-athlete in school history to earn ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America
honors as she was named third team for track and field.

Klick owns a 3.984 GPA in Education & Psychology, has posted a 4.0 GPA in six of
eight semesters and twice has made the President’s List. She also has made the
National Dean’s List three times, the Dean’s List all eight semesters and the
Middle Atlantic Conferen ce Academic Honor Roll three times each for cross
country and track & field.

Klick captured the 10,000-meter run at this year’s MAC Outdoor Championships,
was second in the 5,000-meter run at the MAC Indoor Championships and broke the
school record last winter in the 5,000-meter run. She also finished 11th at the
2005 MAC Cross Country Championships and 31st at the NCAA Mideast Region

She also owns school records in the indoor DMR mile leg, the 5,000-meter outdoor
run and the 10,000-meter outdoor run.

Klick in 2002 ended fourth at the MAC Cross Country Championships, was named
Rookie of the Meet and qualified for the NCAA Championships. She won the MAC
outdoor championship that spring in the 5,000-meter run.

She is the second member of her family so honored as a student-athlete at
Widener. Her brother, Brian Klick, was named third team Academic All-America in
2000 and gained second team honor s in 2002.

Klick joins Doug Schlack (Easton, PA) as Widener’s Academic All-Americas this
school year. Schlack, a punter on the football team, earned first team
accolades and was named a MAC Scholar-Athlete.

Weir, Shicora named to IWLCA All-Metro Region women’s lacrosse team
 COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Erikah Weir (Kimberton, PA/Phoenixville) and Allyson Shicora (Media, PA/Strath Haven), members of the Ursinus College women’s lacrosse team, have been named to the 2006 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Metro Region second team.
Weir, a senior defender, is earning her first all-region nod after being named to the All-Centennial Conference (CC) first team. Weir started all 17 games this season, scoring 10 goals and dishing out seven assists for 17 points. She also ranked second on the team in caused turnovers (18) and draw controls (21). Weir ended her career with 79 points (52 goals, 27 assists) and 142 ground balls. She also was named to the CC Academic Honor Roll this spring.
Shicora, a sophomore goalie, is also receiving this honor for the first time in her career. She was recently selected to the All-CC first team. Shicora started in every game, posting 214 saves, a .532 save percentage and 10.39 goals-against average in 1,086 minutes. She made a career-high 20 saves in the last regular-season victory over Swarthmore on Saturday. Schicora also was named to the CC Academic Honor Roll this spring.
The Bears advanced to the CC playoffs for the sixth straight season, falling in the semifinals and finishing with a 12-6 overall record.

Neumann Closes out the 2006 Season at the NCAA Softball Championship

The Knights fall 8-4 to King's College

May 12, 2006

Neumann closes out the 2006 Season at the NCAA Softball Championship
with 8-4 Loss to Kings College

Neumann College finished up a historic season today in Salisbury,
Maryland, with a loss to Kings College 8-4. In the battle to avoid
elimination, both teams fought with class, force, and determination.

After a stellar play by first baseman Traci Reed, Kings had two outs on
the board. Freshman pitcher Angela Sebasto had some difficulties with
the strike zone which resulted in three consecutive walks. This
struggle at the plate proved to set up Kings College's Leanne Harvey who
scored a 2-RBI double to put King's up 2-0.

Although Neumann executed seven base hits, including a two-run homer by
freshman pitcher Angela Sebasto, they were only able to score four runs.
Sebasto's hit was what Neumann needed to tie the game in the second
inning, yet King's retaliated with a solo home run in the third,
followed by a 2-RBI singles in the fourth and an unearned run in the
fifth which added to their lead.

Neumann's Kirsten Lawlor hit her second double of the day when she led
off in the top of the fifth inning for the Knights. Kim Zlupko followed
with a single up the middle to keep Neumann in the game. Both Knights
crossed the plate at home on passed balls which helped the Knights
effort to close the gap on the regional opponents. However the Knights
valiant efforts were not enough, as King's scored two more runs in the
sixth inning and was finally able to shut down the Knights in the top of
the seventh to take the win.

In her second NCAA Championship game, Sebasto pitched 5.2 innings. She
allowed only one earned run on seven hits before Head Coach Bill Saar
elected to bring in sophomore Kelli Ann Meehan to close.

With the close of the season, Neumann can proudly claim three landmark
achievements. The softball team now holds it's first-ever conference
tournament title, has made it to the first NCAA Division III Regional
championship, and maintains the record for the best season in school

Leigh Allison Matejkovic
Neumann College
Assistant Director of Athletics/SID
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298

Neumann College's Samantha lafferty and Rosemont's Kaitlin Hans

For Immediate Release: Ursinus College Women’s Lacrosse
Date: 4/26/06
Contact: Jill Yamma, (610) 409-3612 (o), (814) 450-0811 (h)
Jensen, Shicora lift Ursinus into CC semifinals with 12-9 win over Swarthmore
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. – Debbie Jensen (Zionsville, PA/Immaculata) netted a hat trick and Allyson Shicora (Media, PA/Strath Haven) made 17 saves to lead Ursinus past Swarthmore 12-9 in the first round of the Centennial Conference (CC) women’s lacrosse championships on Wednesday.
The Bears (12-5) scored three goals in the final five minutes of the second half to break a 9-all tie to advance to the CC semifinals for the sixth straight year. Ursinus will face top-seeded Gettysburg on Saturday at 1 p.m. in Gettysburg, Pa.
Catie Cameron (Limerick, PA/Spring-Ford) and Lisa Clark (Media, PA/Penncrest) each recorded three points apiece, scoring two goals and handing out one assists.
Anna de Regt led the Garnet (14-5) with three goals and one assists, while Lindsay Roth scored her 100th career goal, making her the 12th player in Swarthmore program history to reach that milestone.
Playing each other for the second time in four days, Ursinus came away victorious again but this time by a much smaller margin.
After Katie Crawford scored the first goal of the game, the Bears reeled off five straight goals to take a commanding lead. Clark tallied back-to-back goals, including one on an 8-meter shot and Logan Conklin (Yardley, PA/George School) followed with another free-position goal at 3-1.
Cameron found Jensen on a counter-attack at 18:06, before Natalie Schroeter (Reisterstown, MD/Garrison Forest) made it 5-1 two minutes later.
Roth snapped a 12-minute scoring draught for Swarthmore and Stephanie Kaysen (Media, PA/Penncrest) reached back to take her shot on a pass Jenna Werley (Springfield, PA/Springfield) for a 6-2 lead.
The Garnet scored four goals in the final two minutes to close out the first half at 6-all.
In true playoff fashion, the game came down to the final 4:37 to determine a winner. Cameron and Jensen found the back of the net, but de Regt and Heidi Fieselmann responded with two goals to keep it tied.
Both teams exchanged goals for the last time, before Jensen scored her third goal of the day at 4:37 to break a 9-all tie for the game winner. From there, Jensen assisted Kaysen and Werley made it two assists on the day after dishing the ball to Cameron to clear the path to the semifinals.
Score by Half 1 2 - F
Swarthmore (14-5) 6 3 - 9
Ursinus (12-5) 6 6 - 12

Swarthmore: Anna de Regt 3, Katie Crawford 2, Heidi Fieselmann 2, Lindsay Roth 1, Athena Samaras 1.
Ursinus: Debbie Jensen 3, Catie Cameron 2, Lisa Clark 2, Stephanie Kaysen 2, Kaitlin Glenn 1, Logan Conklin 1, Natalie Schroeter 1.
Swarthmore: Crawford 1, de Regt 1, Roth 1.
Ursinus: Jenna Werley 2, Catie Cameron 1, Lisa Clark 1, Debbie Jensen 1.
Shots: S 29, U 33; Goalies: S (Susannah Blair, 60:00, 13 saves, 12 GA), U (Allyson Shicora – 60:00, 17 saves, 9 GA); Ground Balls: S 20, U 24; Draw Controls: S 11, U 12.


Annville, PA (May 15, 2006) – Widener freshman first baseman Krista Cesarine
(Ridley Park, PA/Ridley) was tabbed Commonwealth Conference Softball Rookie of
the Year and first team all-league with sophomore Mallory Meyer (Lansdowne,
PA/Upper Darby) and junior Ashlee Hutchins (Trenton, NJ/Bordentown Regional)
grabbing second-team accolades.

Cesarine paced the conference with a .436 batting average, was third with 53
hits, second with 31 RBI, tops with 14 doubles, sixth with a .598 slugging
percentage and fourth with a .426 on-base percentage. In starting all 36 games
this year at first base, Cesarine led Widener with a .977 fielding percentage
with only seven errors over 302 chances.

Meyer earned her honor at shortstop after getting the same nod last year at
third base. She closed the year fifth in the league with a .400 batting
average, fifth with a .617 slugging percentage, fifth with a .452 on-base
percentage, tied for seventh with 46 hits and tied for fourth with 11 doubles.
Meyer posted a 12-11 mark in the circle with a 2.91 ERA, 92 strikeouts (fifth in
league) and 53 walks over 146 2/3 innings (third in league).

Hutchins took home her award at second base by closing ninth with a .363 batting
average, tied for sixth with seven stolen bases, eighth with a .415 on-base
percentage, third on the squad with 41 hits, third with eight doubles and also
14 RBI. She owned a .957 fieldin g percentage with 90 putouts and only seven
errors over 163 chances.

Widener ended the season 19-17.

Neumann College's Saar and Sebasto Honored as Coach and Pitcher of the
Year, College Misericordia's Lazorka Named Player of the Year,

Neumann pitcher Angela Sebasto was named Pennsylvania Athletic
Conference Rookie of the Year and College Misericordia shortstop Kirsten
Lazorka has been named the Player of the Year.

Neumann's Bill Saar earned Coach of the Year honors after leading the
Knights to their first PAC and NCAA championship.

2006 All-PAC Softball Team
First Team Pitchers
Kristi Devens, Misericordia
Angela Sebasto, Neumann

First Team Catcher
Jen Gehman, Misericordia

First Team Infielders
Kirsten Lazorka, Misericordia
Erika Cook, Marywood
Jenn Compton, Arcadia
Kim Zlupko, Neumann

First Team Outfielders
Danielle Discher, Arcadia
Kerri Buckman, Misericordia
Kelly Caton, Wesley

First Team Designated Player
Laura Fencik, Arcadia

First Team Utility
Caitlin Hanrahan, Neumann

Player of the Year: Kirsten Lazorka, Misericordia
Rookie of the Year: Angela Sebasto, Neumann
Coach of the Year: Bill Saar, Neumann

Second Team Pitchers
Jenn Compton, Arcadia
Kelli Ann Meehan, Neumann

Second Team Catcher
Colleen Ambrosius, Alvernia

Second Team Infielders
Danielle Hayes, Neumann
Megan O'Brien, Cabrini
Caitlin McDevitt, Cabrini
Alissa Brubaker, Eastern

Second Team Outfielders
Jen Taggart, Cabrini
Jen Euganeo, Cabrini
Katie Kamosky, Marywood

Second Team Designated Player
Melissa Brightbill, Marywood

Second Team Utility
Jessica Morgan, Wesley

Honorable Mention
Jackie Rhoads, Alvernia; Becky Kimble, Arcadia; Jamie Bee, Arcadia;
Stefanie Harrington, Cedar Crest; Megan Haikes, Marywood

"Push the Rock" All-PAC Sportsmanship Team
Colleen Ambrosius, Alvernia; Morgan Hasson, Arcadia; Rachel Davis,
Cabrini; Kim King, Cedar Crest; Susanne Giuliano, Eastern; Alexis
Bennett, Gwynedd-Mercy; Cynthia Febres, Immaculata; Mary Beth Morley,
Marywood; Molly Martin, Misericordia; Kim Zlupko, Neumann; Melissa
McGarrigle, Rosemont; Mary O'Donnell, Wesley
Players of the Week
May 2, 2006

2005-06 Softball Player of the Week
Arcadia University's Laura Fencik was named the Pennsylvania Athletic
Conference (PAC) Softball Player of the Week for the week ending April
30. Fencik hit .455 (10-for-22) with six home runs and 12 RBI in a 4-2
week. She also added six runs scored for the Knights.

Honor Roll
Angela Sebasto, Neumann (Fr, P, Trenton, NJ/McCorriston) - Hit .750
(9-for-12) with four runs scored, two doubles, two home runs and 13 RBI
in a 4-0 week.

2005-06 Softball Pitcher of the Week
Cabrini College's Rachel Davis (Fr, P, Waterford Works, NJ/Overbrook
Regional) and Neumann College's Angela Sebasto (Fr, P, Trenton,
NJ/McCorriston) were named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC)
Softball Co-Pitchers of the Week for the week ending April 30. Davis was
2-0 on the week, throwing a six-hitter to defeat Cedar Crest College,
and a five-hit shutout to beat Gwynedd-Mercy College. Sebasto worked
nine innings, allowing just one hit while striking out 14. Included in
her totals was a five-inning no-hitter.

Honor Roll
Kristi Devens, Misericordia (Sr, P, Drums, PA/Bishop Hafey) - Was 2-1
with one save, 31 strikeouts and a 1.52 ERA in 23 innings pitched.

Previous Award Winners
April 24, 2006
Player - College Misericordia's Kirsten Peters (Fr, OF, Slatington,
PA/ Northern Lehigh) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
(PAC) Softball Player of the Week for the week ending April 23. Peters
hit .714 with four doubles, five runs scored and nine RBI in an 8-0 week
for the Lady Cougars.
Pitcher - College Misericordia's Kristi Devens (Sr, P, Drums,
PA/Bishop Hafey) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC)
Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 23. Devens was
4-0 with a 0.59 ERA, striking out 32 batters in 22 innings pitched.

April 17, 2006
Player - Arcadia University's Laura Fencik was named the Pennsylvania
Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Player of the Week for the week
ending April 16. Fencik hit .555 with a home run and seven RBI for the
Lady Knights in a 3-1 week.
Pitcher - College Misericordia's Molly Martin (So, P, Wilkes-Barre,
PA/Coughlin) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC)
Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 16. Martin
pitched a five inning no-hitter with four strikeouts in her only
appearance of the week.

April 10, 2006
Player - College Misericordia's Kirsten Lazorka (Sr, SS,
Williamsport, PA/ Jersey Shore) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic
Conference (PAC) Softball Player of the Week for the week ending April
9. Lazorka hit .750 (9-for-12) with four doubles, five runs scored and
five RBI for the Lady Cougars, who won all three of their contests
during the week.
Pitcher - Alvernia College's Emily Williams (Fr, P, Minersville,
PA/Nativity BVM) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC)
Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 9. Williams was
2-0 on the week with a 0.58 ERA, including a no-hitter. She struck out
14 batters on the week.

April 3, 2006
Player - Cabrini College's Caitlin McDevitt (Fr, SS, Barrington,
NJ/Haddon Heights) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC)
Softball Player of the Week for the week ending April 2. McDevitt hit
.462 with two home runs, nine RBI and six runs scored as the Lady
Cavaliers went 4-0 on the week.
Pitcher - Neumann College's Angela Sebasto (Fr, P, Trenton,
NJ/McCorriston) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC)
Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending April 2. Sebasto was
2-0 with a 1.56 earned run average during the week. She struck out 14
batters in 18 innings pitched.

March 27, 2006
Player - Arcadia University's Jenn Compton was named the Pennsylvania
Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Player of the Week for the week
ending March 26. Compton hit .444 with two home runs, three doubles,
nine RBI and eight runs scored as Arcadia went 6-0 on the week.
Pitcher - Arcadia University's Keirsten Hughes was named the
Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Pitcher of the Week for
the week ending March 26. Hughes was 2-0 with one save and a 1.00 earned
run average during the week.

March 20, 2006
Player - Neumann College's Kim Zlupko (Jr, SS, Cinnaminson,
NJ/Cinnaminson) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC)
Softball Player of the Week for the week ending March 19. Zlupko hit
.500 with four doubles and seven runs scored as Neumann went unbeaten in
four contests.
Pitcher - Neumann College's Angela Sebasto (Fr, P, Trenton,
NJ/McCorristin) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC)
Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending March 19. Sebasto was
2-0 with a 0.54 earned run average during the week, striking out 16
batters in 13 innings pitched.

March 13, 2006
Player - Wesley College's Jessica Morgan (So, IF, New Castle, DE/St.
Mark's) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball
Player of the Week for the week ending March 12. Morgan hit .571 with
three doubles, three triples, three home runs and 13 RBI as the Lady
Wolverines started the season 3-5.
Pitcher - Neumann College's Kelli Ann Meehan (So, P, Springfield,
PA/Cardinal O'Hara) was named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
(PAC) Softball Pitcher of the Week for the week ending March 12. Meehan
was 4-0 with a 0.64 earned run average during the week, striking out 32
batters in 22 innings pitched.

Grace Cavanaugh's Five Goals Help Women's Lacrosse Roll to 17-5 Triumph Over Wilkes
3/25/06 -- Freshman Grace Cavanaugh (Voorhees, NJ) scored a season-high five goals for Widener, which took control early in a 17-5 Middle Atlantic Conference victory over Wilkes at Edith R. Dixon Field.
Cavanaugh completed her hat trick in the first half, when Widener opened a 12-2 lead. The Pioneers (2-4, 1-1 MAC) scored the final seven goals of the period over 14:56 with senior Tricia Lynch (Toms River, NJ) netting two in that span. Lynch, sophomore Kerri Schulz (Philadelphia, PA) and junior Allison Glavin (Folsom, PA) each scored three times for Widener, which posted a 32-14 shots edge and a 49-19 advantage in ground balls to snap a three-game skid. Lynch moved into fifth place on Widener's all-time goals list with 120. She also dished three assists today, placing her fifth in school annals with 195 career points Cavanaugh led the Pioneers with eight ground balls, sophomore Tara Krasley (Collegeville, PA) had four caused turnovers and junior Brianna Tarry (Levittown, PA) made six saves.
Jennifer Compton and Stacy Fimmano scored twice, Catherine Simone netted one and Lili Dibai stopped 11 shots off the bench for the Lady Colonels (1-2, 0-2). Simone added five ground balls and three caused turnovers. Widener on Tuesday visits Elizabethtown for a 4:00 pm start.
Softball Drops Two at Susquehanna
3/25/06 -- Sophomore Mallory Meyer (Lansdowne, PA) finished with four hits as Widener dropped a Commonwealth Conference doubleheader, 3-1 and 7-1, at Susquehanna in Selinsgrove, PA.
Widener (7-7, 0-4 CC) in game one scored in the top of the fifth inning for a 1-0 lead. Freshman Danielle LaMarra (Woodbury Heights, NJ) walked and was sacrificed to second by junior Liz Dugan (Ardsley, PA). Meyer singled and LaMarra scored when catcher Kerri Brugger committed an error.
But the Crusaders (10-2, 3-1) plated three in the sixth. Megan McCurley tied it on a run-scoring single, Brugger gave Susquehanna the lead on an RBI groundout and Jess Nastelli lofted a sacrifice fly.
Meyer (5-4) allowed three runs and seven hits over six innings with four strikeouts.
Nastelli struck out six, permitting an unearned run and four hits over seven innings. Sarah Shaffer rapped two of the Crusaders’ seven hits.
Susquehanna in game two owned a 7-0 lead after six innings. Nastelli drove in two runs with McCurley, Shaffer and Brugger each contributing 10 hits.
Coatesville, PA freshman Rachel O’Leary (2-3) gave up six runs – five earned – and eight hits over 4 2/3 innings with two strikeouts.
Kelly McHale (5-1) surrendered one run and seven hits over seven innings for the Crusaders.
Freshman Krista Cesarine (Ridley Park, PA) had a hit in each contest for Widener and is batting .565 (13-for-23) during a seven-game hitting streak.
Widener opens a 12-game homestand Tuesday against Swarthmore. Please note this doubleheader has been pushed back to 4:00 pm.
SOFTBALL: Scarlet Knights Trip Garnet
 SWARTHMORE, Pa. -- Arcadia first basemen Jenn Compton had two doubles and a  home run, powering the Scarlet Knights (12-2) to a Sunday afternoon sweep  of a doubleheader with Swarthmore. Arcadia won game one 3-0 and then  followed up with an 8-0 victory in the second game. Swarthmore (8-7) got a  pair of hits from starting pitcher Walz in the first game; it was the first  two career hits for the sophomore.
 Upcoming Contests:
 Golf hosts Cabrini, Arcadia, Eastern Mon., March 27 at
 12:30 p.m.
 Golf at Gettysburg Spring Invite Tues. March 28 at  1:00 p.m.
 Baseball vs. Muhlenberg Tues., March 28 at  3:00 p.m.
 Softball at Widener (DH) Tues., March 28 at  3:00 p.m.
 Women's Lacrosse hosts #10 F&M Tues., March 28 at  5:00 p.m.


March 24, 2006

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Marywood University
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SCRANTON, PA - Neumann College swept a softball double-header from Marywood University by scores of 4-0 and 12-1 Friday afternoon to move to 6-0 in thePAC and 12-2 overall. The Pacers, meanwhile, fall to 6-6 overall (0-2 PAC).
Game one saw a pitching duel between Neumann's Kelli Ann Meehan and Marywood's Brittany Pavelski. Pavelski cruised through the first
three innings of work, striking out five of nine Neumann batters. Meehan held up her end as well, keeping the Pacers hitless through four full innings of play.  

Neumann used a three-run third inning to break the game open after
Caitlin Hanrahan's RBI double. From there, Meehan closed the door on
Marywood, scattering six hits over the final three innings to pick up the win.Hanrahan picked up another RBI with a single in the sixth to finish the day 2-3 with 2-RBI and a run scored. Meehan struck out 6 to move to 5-1 on theyear from the moumd. Pavelski struck out seven, but dropped to 2-3 on the year after Marywood's bats could not provide an offensive spark.  In the nightcap, Neumann's bats came alive early as the Knights plated two in the second, three in the third, and four in the fourth to take a  commanding 9-0 lead. Angela Sebasto (5-1) kept Marywood scoreless, striking out six of the first nine batters she faced. Sebasto finished with 8  strikeouts while only allowing one run on two hits. Marywood's Ashley Williams (2-2) allowed 16 hits over four innings of work. Sebasto also did the most damage at the plate for the Knights, going 3-4 with 2 RBI.  Chandra Moore went 2-3 with 2-RBI, while Hanrahan went 2-3 with 2-RBI as well.

Neumann returns to action Saturday when they host Cabrini College in
PAC action.
at 2:00 pm.
ASTON, PA * Coming into the PAC match-up against the Falcons of Cedar Crest College on Saturday afternoon, the Knights were looking to improve their record of 2-3, 1-1 in the PAC.

The Knights took control early in the game scoring 15 first half goals to Cedar Crest’s 1. At the half, Mary Zupan (West Point, NY/James T. O’Neil) stepped between the pipes for the Knights, relieving starting goal keeper Caitlin O’shea (Springfield, PA/Springfield), and had 4 saves for the Knights. Neumann out shot the Falcons 36 to 10, and managed to keep them to only 5 goals who came from Helen Luu (3) and Kirsten Gustafson (2).

The Knights were led by seniors Kolleen Kitzinger (Springfield, PA/Archbishop Prendergast) who had 4 goals and 5 assists, Brandy McCreary (West Chester, PA/ Henderson) with 2 goals, 5 assists, Samantha Lafferty (Glenolden, PA/Interboro) with 2 goals, 4 assists, and junior Michelle Coderre (Freehold, NJ/Manalapan), who scored an individual game high of 4 goals and also tallied 1 assist.

Also helping the Knights earn the win was Amanda Biagi (Bell Mawr, NJ/Paul VI) with 3 goals, Courtney Murphy (Philadelphia, PA/Little Flower) with 2 goals and 1 assist, and senior defender Jill Rodgers (Prospect Park, PA/Interboro) who made an appearance in the offensive zone to add 2 goals. Freshman Emily Kazaba (Claymont, DE/Brandywine) and junior Lindsey Motto (Phillipsburg, NJ/Phillipsburg) each had a goal in the Knight’s 21-5 victory over the Falcons. The Knights’ record now improves to 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the PAC. Cedar Crest falls to 0-6, 0-3 in the PAC.

Scoring Summary:

Neumann Goals- Kolleen Kitzinger 4, Michelle Coderre 4, Amanda Biagi 3, Brandy McCreary 2, Samantha Lafferty 2, Courtney Murphy 2, Jill Rodgers 2, Lindsey Motto 1, Emily Kazaba 1.
Neumann Assists- Kolleen Kitzinger 5, Brandy McCreary 5, Samantha Lafferty 4, Michelle Coderre1, Courtney Murphy 1, Erin O’Donnell 1.

Cedar Crest Goals- Helen Luu 3, Kirsten Gustafson 2.
Cedar Crest Assists- none.

The Knights next game is Monday, March 27 when they will host PAC rival Immaculata University at 4:00pm in Aston, Pa.

Leigh Allison Matejkovic
Neumann College
Assistant Director of Athletics/SID
One Neumann Drive
Aston, PA 19014-1298

Season Statistics:
Neumann Knights Softball on a Roll as a 10-0 Start to the Season
Produces the Knights' Third and Fourth PAC Weekly Honor of the Year.

Neumann's Kim Zlupko and Angela Sebasto honored as the PAC player and
pitcher of the Week, respectively. The Knights downed Cedar Crest
College and Eastern University in a four game home stand last week,
extending their unbeaten streak to ten.

Pennsylvania Athletics Conference Player of the Week

Neumann College's Angela Sebasto (Fr, P, Trenton, NJ/McCorristin) was
named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Pitcher of the
Week for the week ending March 19. Sebasto was 2-0 with a 0.54 earned
run average during the week, striking out 16 batters in 13 innings

Pennsylvania Athletics Conference Pitcher of the Week

Neumann College's Kim Zlupko (Jr, SS, Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) was
named the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) Softball Player of the
Week for the week ending March 19. Zlupko hit .500 with four doubles
and seven runs scored as Neumann went unbeaten in four contests.

Past Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Softball Award Winners:
Angela Sebasto (Fr, P, Trenton, NJ/McCorristin) PAC Softball Pitcher of
the Week
Kim Zlupko (Jr, SS, Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) PAC Player of the Week
for the week
Kelli Ann Meehan (So, P, Springfield, PA/Cardinal O'Hara) PAC Pitcher
of the Week
Caitlin Hanrahan, Neumann (Fr, C, Springfield, PA/Springfield) PAC
Player of the Week Honor Roll.

For more information, full schedule and all Knight news log on to or the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference
website at

WEST CHESTER, PA – The Wildcats of Wilmington College continued their struggling ways as they dropped two close games (4-3; 8-6) to the host Golden Rams of West Chester University in non-conference softball action on Monday afternoon.
Wilmington could not support a stellar outing by junior hurler Nikki Shallcross, as the ‘Cats managed to leave seven runners on base for the game. West Chester put an unearned run on the board in the bottom of the first inning, but Wilmington rallied to tie the game in the fourth when freshman Jamie Gallagher knocked an RBI double to plate Jaclyn Temple. The Golden Rams added three more in the fifth to give the hosts a 4-1 advantage. Wilmington did not go down fighting, as the ‘Cats scored two more runs in the sixth, on another RBI double by Gallagher. The Wildcats mounted a charge late in the seventh, but Amanda Mucaria went down looking with two runners in scoring position.
For the game, freshman Jamie Gallagher led the way, going 2-3 with 3 RBI’s. Junior outfielder Jaclyn Temple and senior second baseman Casey Bradford each went 2-4 with a run scored, while sophomore shortstop Nicole Hays added a double and a run scored. Shallcross went six strong innings, giving up only 8 hits, 3 earned runs, and 1 walk, while striking out a season high seven batters.
The Wildcats squandered away numerous opportunities in the second game, and came away with the 8-6 loss. Sophomore centerfielder Shustine Wilson opened the game with a double to right center and was later brought home by a Nicole Hays hit. Trailing by one, 3-2 in the top of the fourth inning, Wilmington broke the game open when Jaclyn Temple doubled home Kristen Clark and Danielle Hamilton as she nestled one in right on the right field line. The ‘Cats added another two runs in the fifth when Nicole Hays led off the inning with a double to right center. Two batters later, freshman Kelly Schirmer connected on her first collegiate home run, a deep shot to straight away center field, and gave the visitors the 6-3 lead. West Chester picked up a run in the fifth on a solo home run by Meghan Halberstadt. With daylight fading fast, the Golden Rams ended the game on a three run home run by Halberstadt, her second of the game.
Junior outfielder Jaclyn Temple led the way for the ‘Cats, going 2-3 with 2 RBI’s and a run scored. Sophomore Shustine Wilson went 2-4 with a run scored, while senior Casey Bradford chipped in with two singles. Sophomore Nicole Hays picked up a double, an RBI, and a run scored. Freshman Kelly Schirmer went 1-3 with a run scored and 2 RBI’s, while fellow frosh Jamie Gallagher added an RBI for the ‘Cats. Sophomore Danielle Leader started the game, going 5 innings, giving up 6 runs (5 ER). Junior Nikki Shallcross came into the game in the bottom of the sixth, giving up 2 hits, and 2 runs while taking the loss. Shallcross dropped to 1-7 on the year.
Following the games, Wilmington dropped to 2-10 overall on the season, while West Chester improved to 8-4 on the year. The Wildcats return to action tomorrow afternoon when they begin Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference play as they host the Warriors of Nyack College in a double header beginning at 2:30 PM at Asbury Field.

Neumann softball opened up PAC play with two wins against Cedar Crest
College. The Knights won game one, 6-0, and game two, 9-1. Neumann
returns to action on Saturday, hosting Eastern University in a double
header at 12:00 p.m.

Knight's Pitcher Kelli Ann Meehan held the opposition scoreless for the
first six innings of the contest. A base hit in the second inning by
Caitlin Hanrahan (Springfield, PA/Springfield) followed by two doubles
in the third by Kim Zlupko (Cinnaminson, NJ/Cinnaminson) and Danielle
Hayes ( Carlisle, PA/Cumberland Valley), helped Neumann get ahead 3-0 in
game one.

Meehan continued shooting down the Falcons, shutting down Cedar Crest
6, 7, 8 in the fifth and 9, 10, 11 in the sixth. A Lauren Gallagher
Lauren Gallagher (Parkesburg, PA/Home School) sixth inning triple set
the Knights up for three more runs going up 6-0 before taking the field
for the final inning.

In the seventh inning Cedar Crest broke up Meehan's no hitter with two
singles, the first by Sarah Campbell and the second by Alyssa Kabet.
However, stellar defensive play by the Knights helped to put away the
conference foe as Neumann's Traci Reed (Havertown, PA\Haverford)
combined with Hayes and Zlupko for the first and last outs of the
inning. On the mound Meehan, now 5-0, struck out 8 to earn the win.

The two teams returned to the field shortly after, for the second game
of the series. A double by Zlupko in the second inning started things
off for the Knights. The Falcons Allison Holland walked Hays only to
come face to face with Hanrahan. The freshman catcher hit the ball over
the fence for a three run homer which proved to be all the Knights would
need to sweep the season series. Freshman Angela Sebasto (Trenton,
NJ/McCorristin), who was on the mound for the Knights in game two, gave
up five hits and stuck out three.

Pre game Notes: The Neumann Knights and the Cedar Crest Falcons first
met in the Spring of 1997. The Knights hosted the Falcons on March 19th
of that year. That game started a 7-game series winning streak for the
Knights against the PAC conference foe and has led the Knights to a 12-4
series advantage over the Falcons in program history. The two teams last
met in Disney, Florida on March 19, 2006. In that match up the Knights
defeated the Falcons by a score of 4-2.