Filicky

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.

Follow all the Penn State Shenango volleyball action at shenangoathletics.com.

GROVE CITY

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.

WESTMINSTER

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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