PSU Altoona fall athletes recognized

Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball players Kelsey Bristol and Kaitlin Cassaday were recently selected to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference team.

Bristol was a first team All-Conference selection, while Cassaday was voted third team All-AMCC.

Bristol played in all 26 matches for the Lady Lions during her senior season. In the AMCC, Bristol ranked seventh in kills per set (2.74), eighth in total kills (249), ninth in points (273.5) and points per set (3.0), 10th in digs (315), and 11th in digs per set (3.46). She also totaled the third-most attacks of any player in the conference, finishing the season with 878.

Cassaday played in all 26 matches for Penn State Altoona in her senior campaign. In the AMCC, she ranked third in service aces per set (0.45) and seventh in total service aces (40), and she was also 18th in points (174.0), 21st in points per set (2.0), total kills (130), and total attacks (468), and 23rd in kills per set (1.48).

Crist selected

Penn State Altoona men’s soccer player Jordan Crist was voted to the second team of the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference recently.

Crist, a senior, played in and started 14 of his team’s 15 games, finishing the year ranked 12th in the AMCC in goals scored (7), 14th in shots on goal (19), 17th in points (15), and 18th in shots attempted (32). He was also fifth in the conference in penalty kicks made (2) and eighth in game-winning goals (2). Crist led the Lions in goals, points, shots attempted, shots on goal, penalty kicks, and game-winning goals. He also tied for second on the team with one assist.

Crist ends his collegiate playing career ranked among the top offensive players in team history. He is second in goals scored (22), third in shots on goal (59), fourth in points (48), game-winning goals (6), shots attempted (115), and penalty kicks made (2), and seventh in goals per game (0.31). Crist is also fifth in team history in games started (62) while ranking eighth in games played (70) and minutes played (4,186).

Trio honored

A trio of Penn State Altoona women’s soccer players were named to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference’s All-Conference team.

Sophomore midfielder Kierra Irwin was voted to the first team of the All-AMCC squad, while freshman forward Sadie McConnell and freshman defender Alana Masullo were chosen to the second team.

Irwin started 18 of her team’s 19 games this season. She led the AMCC in assists (9) while also ranking third in shots (68), seventh in points (19), eighth in game-winning goals (2), and 10th in goals scored (5) and shots on goal (24). This fall, Irwin was first in assists and shots while finishing second in goals, game-winning goals, points, and shots on goal.

McConnell started all 19 games for her team.

The first-year forward ranked second in the AMCC in goals scored (13) and game-winning goals (4), and she was also second in shots on goal (40), third in points (29), seventh in shots attempted (57), and 10th in assists (3). McConnell led the Lady Lions this season in goals, points, shots on goal, and game-winning goals.

Masullo started all 19 games this fall. Because of her defense, the Lady Lions finished the season with the fourth-lowest goals against average (1.13) mark in the AMCC, as Masullo and her team helped to allow the fourth-fewest goals (22) of any team in the conference.

NB grad competes

ALLEGANY, Md. — Mary Messersmith, a member ofthe Allegany Community College of Maryland, recently competed atthe National Junior College Athletic Association Cross Country Championships where she finished 37th.

Messersmith, a Northern Bedford graduate, finished in 22:32.77. The winning time was turned in by Tyesha James of Kingsborough in 19:30.83.