Penn State Shenango women’s volleyball coach Nicole Nych is pictured with Hubbard High’s Emily Filicky.

SHARON – Head Coach Nicole Nych recently announced that Emily Filicky has committed to the Penn Shenango volleyball program for the 2021 season.

Filicky, a 5-foot-9 middle-hitter for Hubbard, helped lead the Lady Eagles to a 10-14 overall, 7-7 Northeast 8 Conference campaign under Head Coach Ron Slipkasky.

Filicky recorded a Northeast 8 Conference-leading 108 blocks in her senior season on her way to 2nd Team All-Conference honors. She also recorded 182 kills (6th-best in the conference) while earning Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association honorable-mention honors.

She earned 3rd letter for volleyball at Hubbard, and also lettered 4 seasons for the Lady Eagles’ softball program.

Filicky plans to pursue a degree in business at Penn State Shenango.

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Four College winter sports athletes earned Presidents’ Athletic Conference weekly recognition, including Sydney Laughlin and Elias Griffin (Swimmers of the Week), Liz Hasse (Swimming & Diving) Rookie of the Week), forward Kat Goetz captured basketball Rookie of the Week designation. Hasse’s honors were for the 2nd straight week.

Laughlin and Hasse helped lead Grove City to a 120-87 PAC victory at Chatham. Laughlin won the 100 breaststroke (1:11.42) and 200 individual medley (2:17.79) and also recorded the top time in the 200 breaststroke (2:35.94); Hasse won the 100 (54.67) and 200 free (2:02.21) at Chatham, and both Hasse and Laughlin contributed to Grove City’s victory in the 200 medley relay (1:53.55). In Grove City’s season-opening 132-111 win over Saint Vincent. Griffin swept the 100 (59.25) and 200 (2:13.03) breaststroke and also posted a winning time of 2:06.94 seconds in the 200 IM. Griffin also contributed the breaststroke leg to Grove City’s victorious 200 medley relay effort (1:37.59).

Goetz made her collegiate debut recording as the 5-foot-11 forward posted a 10-point, 12-rebound double-double in Grove City’s season-opening 67-51 home win over Waynesburg.

The women’s swimming & diving team returns to action Friday night with a home meet against Franciscan. Part of the squad will visit Washington & Jefferson that same night for a conference dual meet. The men’s swimming & diving team will host Chatham in conference action today at 6 p.m., while, the women’s basketball team will visit Bethany (W.Va.) for a 6 p.m. tip Wednesday night.


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams were both named College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Division III Teams for the Fall semester. More than 450 institutions were named.

The men’s team, under the guidance of 5th-year Head Coach Pat Smith, earned a 3.25 grade point average, while the women’s team earned a 3.33 grade point average.

CSCAA recognizes teams with the Scholar All-America Award for achieving a team grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for the semester.

Men’s Basketball – Andrew Clark was named the PAC Rookie of the Week. Clark had a team-high 17 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in an 81-52 win over Waynesburg. Clark finished 6-of-9 from the floor, which included a 5-of-7 effort from 3-point range.

Westminster will welcome Washington & Jefferson Saturday at Buzz Ridl Gymnasium at 1:30 p.m.

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