Acrie set to play at Carlow

College tidbits

From Mirror reports

Tony Acrie, an Altoona Area High School graduate, will continue his collegiate basketball career at Carlow after piling up 713 rebounds and 963 points in two seasons on the Penn Highlands squad.

Both marks are school records.

Acrie ranked first among all NJCAA players in rebounding during his freshman year and was second nationally, despite improving his rebounding average from 15.1 per game to 15.8 per game in his sophomore year.

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Central graduate Derek Nothstein won his third Pennsylvania State Athletic Championship in the javelin and achieved his fourth all-PSAC performance in the event with a throw of 212 feet, 4 inches.

Nothstein previously won PSAC titles in 2012 and 2016. He missed the 2014 and 2015 seasons due to injury.

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Michael Biddle, a Williamsburg graduate, finished in fourth place for the Penn State men’s track and field team in javelin at the Big Ten championships with a throw of 235 feet, 7 inches.

His effort helped the Penn State men win their first Big Ten championship in program history.

Altoona graduate Hannah Mulhern finished tied for sixth in the pole vault for PSU at the championships with a mark of 12 feet, 8.75 inches.

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Bellwood-Antis graduate Emily Nagle was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association’s All-Atlantic Region team after her performance this season on the Slippery Rock softball squad.

Nagle also was picked for the All-PSAC Western Division team.

Nagle batted .444 with 67 hits, 26 runs scored, six doubles and 13 RBIs and seven stolen bases. Nagle broke the Slippery Rock record for hits in a season, and she needs 57 next year to become the school’s all-time leader.

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Jacqueline Finn, a Bellwood-Antis graduate, hit a home run for the New York University softball team in a season-ending 2-1 loss to Arcadia in the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship game.

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Penn Cambria graduate Kelly Yusko was named to the NJAC First Team for her efforts on the Rutgers University-Newark softball team this past season.

Yusko is the first athlete at the school to be named to the first team three years in a row.

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Hannah Mercer, a Hollidaysburg graduate, earned several honors for the IUP softball team.

Mercer was picked for the All-PSAC Central Division team for the fourth straight time. Mercer hit .378 with 25 RBIs and 28 runs scored. Mercer led the team in each category.

She was also a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and is IUP’s career leader in hits with 221 and runs scored with 135.

Earlier Mercer was named female IUP’s Scholar Athlete of the Year.

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Central Cambria graduate Max Kirsch was named IUP’s men’s Scholar Athlete of the Year after competing on the Crimson Hawks’ golf team. In 45 career events, Kirsch has 15 top-10 finishes and two tournament wins with a scoring average of just more than 76.

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Brett Hileman, a Hollidaysburg graduate, was named to the first team of the All-PSAC Western Division baseball squad for his efforts at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

Hileman hit .415 with 48 RBIs and had an on-base percentage of .512 after transferring from Division I Virginia Commonwealth.

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Tyrone graduate Jacob Belinda was picked to the first team squad of the All-PSAC East squad for his efforts pitching for the Lock Have baseball team.

Belinda was 6-1 in the regular season with 69 strikeouts in 55 innings.

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Lauren Lucas, an Altoona graduate, was selected on the Landmark Conference’s first team tennis squad for her efforts on the Juniata squad.

Lucas won four of her six Landmark matches playing at No. 1 and was 5-4 overall this season.

College Corner tidbits about any collegiate athlete with local ties can be emailed to mboytim@altoonamirror.com by 5 p.m. each Sunday.

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