Mount sophomore recognized at mock trial tournament

CRESSON — The Mount Aloysius College mock trial team had a successful weekend at the Johns Hopkins University Mock Trial Tournament on Jan. 20 and 21.

The team scored victories against George Washington University, Stevenson University and had a tie with Penn State. The tournament was won by University of Central Florida.

Mountie sophomore Josh Devlin was named an Outstanding Witness at the tournament. Devlin is from Southend-on-Sea, England.

Mock trial coach and attorney David Andrews was impressed with Devlin’s performance.

“Josh was very deserving of the Award,” Andrews said. “He was an expert witness on cellular tracking and he handled the cross examination brilliantly with an excellent ability for quick thinking on his feet.”

The Mount Aloysius’ mock trial team is in its second year

of competition and competes successfully against NCAA Division I schools.

The team is led by Andrews and assistant coach Rachel Cain of Cresson.

Members who participated in the tournament included Devlin, John Branick, Tessa Boyles, Teresa Goc, Mandie Leithner, Gracie Arbitell, Katie Mirance, Mariya Kozhukh, Rachael Moreland and Jessica Bressler.

The team returns to the courtroom at the regional tournament of the American Mock Trial Association during the

first week of February.