Tyrone graduate stars at linebacker

After posting a career-best 13 tackles against Carnegie Mellon on Saturday, Washington & Jefferson junior linebacker Nick Getz, a Tyrone graduate, claimed the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week award for Sept. 17.

The recognition marks the second time through three weeks that a Presidents’ defensive player has received the honor from the league, as senior safety Zac Quattrone took home the award after week one. It is also the first weekly award from the PAC for Getz.

Getz showed that he has returned to form after missing last season with an injury as his 13 tackles (eight solo) led all players in W&J’s 36-14 win over Carnegie Mellon Saturday night and also marked a career high. The junior especially shined in the second half, totaling 11 stops in the final 30 minutes, highlighted by eight in the third quarter alone. In addition, three of his stops were for loss, while he also contributed two solo quarterback sacks and broke up a pass.

Through three games, Getz leads the Presidents with 21 tackles and is second with three tackles for loss and two sacks.

W&J remained No. 13 in the D3football.com Top 25 and is ranked No. 12 in the inaugural American Football Coaches Association Poll.

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Jessica Stevens (Altoona) continued the impressive start to her freshman campaign on Friday afternoon when she defeated her opponent 6-3, 6-4 to get Penn State Altoona’s lone match point against Franciscan and improve to 6-0 in singles play this season for Penn State Altoona’s women’s tennis team at the Adler Tennis Courts.

Penn State Altoona fell to 3-3.

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Saint Vincent golfer JP Duffy (Altoona) helped his team to a sixth-place finish out of 14 schools at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational. Duffy shot rounds of 78 and 73.

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Lycoming College freshman Megan Oyler (Bedford) found the back of the net in the 78th minute to give the Lady Warriors life late, but they were unable to get enough offense to come back all the way, falling to Gwynedd Mercy, 2-1, in a non-conference game Saturday.

Oyler scored for the third time this season, and is currently second on the team in scoring.

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