PSU’s Lucas garners All-American selection
UNIVERSITY PARK – Lady Lion senior guard Maggie Lucas took home her second straight Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Region 6 selection.
Lucas is among the 52 candidates for the 10-member WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team. The All-America teams will be announced on Saturday, April 5 at the Women’s Final Four in Nashville.
Lucas, who was an honorable mention WBCA All-America selection last season, is winding down one of the most prolific careers in Penn State and Big Ten history. The two-time Big Ten Player of the Year ranks second at Penn State and fourth in Big Ten in career scoring with 2,482 points.
She owns the Big Ten and Penn State record wit 361 career 3-pointers, which also ranks 12th in NCAA history. Lucas is also one of the most prolific free throw shooters inconference and school history. She owns the free throw percentage mark for both the Big Ten and Penn State at a .906 career clip and has broke the Lady Lion record for career free throws made (539) and single-season free throws with 177 this year.
A three-time All-Big Ten first team selection, Lucas is the only player in school history and just the sixth player in the Big Ten to accumulate 2,000 points, 500 rebounds, 250 assists and 200 steals. Lucas is a finalist for the Wooden Award and the Senior CLASS Award and is a semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy.
Eagles remain atop poll
HUNTINGDON – The American Volleyball Coaches Association has voted the Juniata College men’s volleyball team No. 1 for the third consecutive week.
This is the first time since 2010 that the Eagles have been at No. 1 for three weeks straight. Juniata (20-3) received six first place votes and tied with Springfield College at 186 points to earn a share of the top spot.
Juniata went 2-0 last week against Continental Volleyball Conference opponents and have won 10 of their last 11 matches. SUNY New Paltz held onto its No. 3 position with 175 points, receiving two first place votes. Carthage and Rivier tied for fourth place with 143 points to round out the top five programs in the country.
No. 12 Lakeland and No. 15 Stevenson are the only other CVC schools in the top 15 with Juniata and Carthage.
Feiler honored again
HUNTINGDON – Juniata junior Mark Feiler has picked up another weekly honor. The outside hitter was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference South Player of the Week, the organization announced late Tuesday.
He helped the No. 1 Juniata College men’s volleyball team remain undefeated in CVC play at 7-0.
The Eagles defeated Eastern Mennonite, 3-1, before sweeping Marymount, 3-0, to close out an eight-match road trip. Feiler led the team in kills and digs, averaging 3.20 kills per set. He also received a Continental Volleyball Conference Player of the Week nod.
n Penn State Altoona baseball’s freshman outfielder Logan Madill was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s Player of the Week on Monday afternoon.
n Juniata College women’s tennis sophomore Jacklyn Renninger garnered Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Player of the Week honors, the league announced recently.
n After earning Landmark Conference Player of the Week on Monday, Juniata College men’s tennis sophomore Logan Moore has been named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South co-Player of the Week, the league announced recently.