Campus clippings: Cratsenberg has 17-tackle game for VMI
Apparently, Allan Cratsenberg has found his comfort zone again on the football field. And that means he is back to blowing up running plays as a linebacker, something he excelled at at Highlands.
The freshman at Virginia Military Institute had a career game last weekend during a 42-27 loss to Western Carolina. He made a team-high 17 tackles, eight solo, for the Keydets (2-9, 1-5).
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Cratsenberg is fourth on the team in tackles this season, making 56 stops. He has 25 solo, with two forced fumbles.
Junior defensive back Aaron Frye (Kiski Area) was named to the All-PAC honorable mention list after he posted a career-high 56 tackles and two interceptions this season for the Bison (6-4).
Washington & Jefferson
Junior Jon Turner (Freeport) (6-2, 230)was named to the All-PAC first team at defensive end. Turner’s 50 tackles are fourth on the team (16.5 for losses), and he has 11 sacks.
Senior tight end Zac Capan (Deer Lakes) was named to the All-PAC first team. One of quarterback Carter Hill’s top red zone targets, Capan grabbed 28 receptions for 397 yards and seven touchdowns.
Freshman 6-2 forward Mallory Heinle (St. Joseph) scored eight points and pulled down five rebounds in 20 minutes for the Rock in the team’s first game of the season. Heinle started at forward.
Junior forward Heather Davis (Ford City) got off to a fast start for the Yellow Jackets, scoring a team-high 21 points, on 8-for-15 shooting, in a 80-67 loss to Carnegie Mellon. Davis connected on 5 of 9 shots from behind the 3-point line. Davis played in 23 games last season, mostly coming off the bench to give the Yellow Jackets a spark. She averaged 7.9 points and 4.6 rebounds, the most among returning players.
Redshirt junior 149-pounder Jeremy Landowski (Burrell) advanced to the quarterfinals of the 48th annual East Stroudsburg Open, which featured wrestlers from Division I, II and III. He had to medical forfeit in the quarters and did not compete in wrestle-backs.
Penn State Behrend
Junior Scott Romanko (Plum) took second in the 100-yard butterfly in a time of 59.20 seconds as the Lions downed Baldwin Wallace, 127-61.
Senior Staci Schrecongost (Valley) won two individual events and helped a relay post a victory, but the Fighting Scots fell to Allegheny, 115-114. Schrecongost won the 200-yard freestyle (1:57.47) and 500 freestyle (5:23.29). The 400 freestyle relay finished in 3:44.53. Sophomore Holly Stein (St. Joseph) won the 200 breaststroke (2:26.36) and swam a leg of the winning 200 medley relay (1:55.03) with teammates Morgan Joseph (Kittanning), a freshman, and senior Mackenzie Wargo (Apollo-Ridge). Joseph also was on the 400 freestyle relay.
Senior forward Bryan Weimerskirch (Springdale) was named All-AMCC first team, the third time he has received that honor in his college career. Weimerskirch finished as the Redhawks’ all-time leading scorer and holds the school record for career goals.
Junior goalkeeper Erica Roney (Springdale) played all 90 minutes and made seven saves, but Point Park fell, 3-2, to Asbury (Ky.) in the semifinals of the KIAC Tournament.
Freshman third baseman and pitcher Brandon Koglin (Fox Chapel) led the team in hitting with a .355 batting average, hit a home run and drove in a team-high 12 runs. Teammate Greg Spynda (Plum), a catcher/pitcher, hit .231 and went 2-2 with a 2.42 ERA on the mound for Boyce.