Recently, Slippery Rock University’s Morgan Sarver, a sophomore forward and Altoona Area High School graduate, was named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) women’s soccer all-conference team. She earned a spot on the PSAC Western Division Second Team, starting in all 18 of her appearances and finishing third in the PSAC in shots and fourth in shots on target. With six goals and nine assists this season, Sarver tied for second place in team offensive points at 21. The Rock ended the season with a record of 12-4-3 overall.
Meanwhile, five members of the Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball program received postseason honors from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). Head coach Jamie McGreal was named coach of the year, while freshman outside hitter Lia Simanski was selected as the newcomer of the year. In addition to these accolades, four Penn State Altoona student-athletes were recognized on the all-conference list. Junior libero Anna Batrus was a first-team All-AMCC selection, senior outside hitter Lacee Barnhart and Simanski were both second-team picks, and junior middle Makenna Port earned third-team recognition. Under McGreal’s leadership, Penn State Altoona won its third AMCC championship.
Simanski ranked among the top players in several categories during her AMCC season. She was ranked in the top 10 for kills per set (2.77), kills (263), points (293.0), points per set (3.1), and digs (328). Batrus played an important role as starting libero for Penn State Altoona, anchoring their defense while playing in all 26 matches this season. She led the AMCC in digs per set with 5.55 digs per set and came in second with a total of 533 digs this season