A-K Valley campus clippings: One more top honor for Knoch grad Jordan Geist at Arizona

Jordan Geist loved a different banner period in the throwing functions for the University of Arizona.

The Knoch graduate and Wildcats junior picked up his third Pac-12 postseason award, earning Men’s Subject Athlete of the Year for the next time (also in 2019).

Geist also was named Men’s Freshman of the Calendar year in 2018.

He returned this spring and extra nationally ranked distances in the hammer toss to his presently higher marks in the shot and discus.

Geist received his 3rd consecutive Pac-12 shot set title with a time-finest of 66 toes, 9.25 inches.

The length ranked him fifth in the NCAA.

He also concluded runner-up in the hammer throw with a personal-most effective of 235-6. It was the 2nd-best toss in faculty record and ranks seventh in the NCAA.

Up subsequent for Geist is the NCAA West Area Preliminaries on May well 27 at Texas A&M.

He concluded 3rd in the shot place at the 2019 NCAA championships (20.31 meters). He was fifth in 2018 (20.32).

Leia Ross (Fox Chapel)

The Edinboro freshman gained first-crew All-PSAC honors simply because of her conference title in the 100-yard backstroke with a university-report time of 56.74 seconds April 24 in York. Ross also acquired a pair of 3rd-group honors based mostly on supporting the 200 medley relay (1:48.04) and 200 free relay (1:38.04) pick up bronze medals. Ross included to her PSAC haul in her championships debut with a fourth-location end (2:05.69) in the 200-property backstroke.

Brittany Dunn (Burrell)

The Pitt-Greensburg junior shortstop earned very first-crew All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Meeting honors. This is Dunn’s to start with all-convention assortment. In 28 games (26 starts off), she led the staff with a .376 normal (32 of 85) with 13 operates, 8 doubles, a single triple and a group-large 22 RBI. She experienced 9 multi-hit video games and 7 games with two or far more RBIs.

Abbegail Froehlich (Plum)

The Westminster sophomore pitched three innings of scoreless aid in the Titans’ 1- reduction to Bethany in a Presidents’ Athletic Convention elimination game May possibly 8. She surrendered four hits and walked none when hanging out two. Froehlich appeared in seven video games (one particular start) and went 1- with a .46 attained-run common in 15 1/3 innings.

Jocelyn Gillette (Highlands)

The senior defender on the Westminster soccer crew gained initial-crew All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference honors after helping the Titans protection publish the ideal objectives-towards regular (.37) in the conference and the fewest amount of objectives (4) in excess of 10 games (6-1-3). It is Gillette’s third all-conference range and second to the first staff. Westminster lost to Chatham, 4-2, on penalty kicks in the PAC semifinals.

Libby Conlon (Knoch)

The Washington & Jefferson freshman produced an affect for the tennis group in her collegiate debut. She gained Presidents’ Athletic Meeting honorable-mention range for her attempts at fifth and sixth singles. Conlon went 5- on the period with a few wins at No. 5 singles and two far more at No. 6.

Nikki Scherer (Burrell)

The Pitt sprinter will operate the 400-meter sprint at the NCAA East Preliminary on May possibly 27 in Jacksonville. She owns a year-best and particular-document 53.75 seconds in successful the celebration at the Tennessee Relays on April 11. She was 12th at the ACC Championships (54.95).

Maria Taliani (Deer Lakes)

The Gannon senior outfielder gained Division II University Coaches Affiliation All-Atlantic Region 2nd-group honors. Taliani became the fourth participant in software heritage to gain that recognition. She concluded the year with a .391 batting regular and a crew-ideal 54 hits though also main the team in doubles (12).

Allison DeJidas (Freeport)

In her initial period with the Mercyhurst soccer team, DeJidas picked up Pennsylvania Condition Athletic Meeting West second-crew recognition at 1st foundation. She batted .339 with 8 household operates and 6 doubles. She recorded a .409 on-foundation share, drove in 25 operates and scored 20.

Jake McCaskey, Anthony Venezia (Deer Lakes)

McCaskey, a junior shortstop, and Venezia, a senior utility participant, signifies Cal (Pa.) as initial-staff All-PSAC West selections. McCaskey led the PSAC with 48 RBIs and finished seventh with 10 residence runs. His .357 batting ordinary led the crew. Venezia split 41 starts off involving shortstop and 2nd base. He led the workforce and finished 3rd in the league with 18 stolen bases. He also was second on the team with 35 operates scored.

Payton Goodwin (Plum)

The Westminster sophomore midfielder assisted on his team’s lone goal in a 2-1 reduction to Washington & Jefferson in the Presidents’ Athletic Convention championship activity April 30. The Titans finished their spring year 6-4 total. Goodwin started out nine of the 10 games and also scored in a 3-1 earn about Chatham on April 9.

Michael Enjoy is a Tribune-Critique employees author. You can get hold of Michael at 412-856-7400 x8632, [email protected] or via Twitter .