Penn State Altoona athletics roundup

AllAMCC team

Left to right, sophomore forward Matthew Hibbs, junior midfielder Seth Murrelle, freshman defender Jacob Weaver, sophomore forward Jordan Crist and freshman defender Eric Alesius, all students at Penn State Altoona, were voted to the AMCC All-Conference Team.

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Penn State Altoona offers varsity athletics scores and results for Nov. 4-11.

Men’s Soccer

Five Penn State Altoona men’s soccer players were selected to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Team, which was announced on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Voted first team All-Conference was sophomore forward Matthew Hibbs (Williamsport, PA/Loyalsock Township). This fall, he was sixth in the AMCC in goals (9) and points (21), and his four game-winning goals ranked second in the conference.

Picked second team All-AMCC were junior midfielder Seth Murrelle (Sayre, PA/Sayre) and freshman defender Jacob Weaver (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown West). Murrelle was 14th in the conference in goals (6), assists (4), and points (16), and Weaver scored three goals and recorded two assists as a defender while showing himself to be one of the most dynamic center backs in the league.

Selected to the third team of the All-Conference squad were sophomore forward Jordan Crist (Alum Bank, PA/Chestnut Ridge) and sophomore defender Eric Alesius (Downingtown, PA/Downingtown West). Crist was 14th in the AMCC in goals (6), and Alesius was a consistent and dependable defender who helped his team limit opponents to just 1.70 goals per game this year.

Penn State Altoona men’s soccer also earned a bid into the Eastern College Athletic Conference’s Division III Men’s Soccer Championship Tournament. The Lions picked up the number two seed in Region 4, and they will face third seed Penn State Harrisburg in a first round matchup at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, hosted by Alfred University.

Men’s Swimming

Penn State Altoona 128, Bethany College 57

Freshmen Gino Cercone (Allison Park, PA/Shaler) placed first in the 1,650 Yard Freestyle and the 100 Yard Freestyle, and freshman Allen Shmurak (Newtown, PA/Council Rock North) earned first place finishes in the 200 Yard Freestyle and the 200 Yard Backstroke.

Women’s Soccer

Lady Lions junior forward Shoshana Mahoney (Sweet Valley, PA/Lake-Lehman) was voted second team All-AMCC when the conference released its postseason honors on Tuesday, Nov. 8. This season, Mahoney was eighth in the AMCC in goals scored (10) and ninth in points (22), and her tally of four game-winning goals was the third-highest mark in the league.

Women’s Swimming

Penn State Altoona 103, Bethany College 54

Franciscan University 120, Penn State Altoona 62

Freshman Paetyn Zeamer (Manheim, PA/Manheim Central) was named the AMCC Women’s Swimmer of the Week on Monday, Nov. 7 for her performance the previous week. In meets against Bethany and Franciscan, she combined for three individual first place finishes and one relay first place finish. She also set a new Penn State Altoona women’s swimming record in the 400 Yard IM by finishing in 5:05.64.

Women’s Volleyball

Three Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball players were voted to the AMCC’s All-Conference Team, which was released on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Sophomore outside hitter Kelsey Bristol (Troy, PA/Troy) was selected first team All-AMCC after ranking third in the conference in kills (300), kills per set (3.09), points (347.0), and points per set (3.6), as well as being fifth in aces (38) and aces per set (0.39) and sixth in digs (451) and digs per set (4.65).

Senior libero Emily Baker (Lewisberry, PA/Red Land) took second team All-Conference honors, setting career-highs in digs per set (6.72) and digs (652) to rank second and third, respectively, in the AMCC in those categories.

Freshman middle hitter Josie Stovall (Palmyra, PA/Palmyra) was voted third team All-AMCC. In the conference, she ranked 12th in points (236.5), 14th in points per set (2.4) and solo blocks (13), 15th in kills (181), 16th in hitting percentage (.195) and kills per set (1.87), and 17th in block assists (35).

Penn State Altoona 3, La Roche College 2 (AMCC Tournament Semifinal)

Pitt-Bradford 3, Penn State Altoona 0 (AMCC Championship)

Marymount University 3, Penn State Altoona 0 (ECAC Tournament First Round)

Despite losing in the AMCC Championship match on Sunday, Nov. 6, Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball earned a berth into the ECAC’s Division III Women’s Volleyball Championship Tournament for the fifth time in program history.