Morgan Sarver, a graduate of Altoona Area High School and a sophomore forward for Slippery Rock University, was recently named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s soccer all-conference team. She earned a spot on the PSAC Western Division Second Team and started in all 18 of her appearances, finishing third in the PSAC in shots and fourth in shots on goal. Sarver scored six goals and nine assists for the Rock, tying for second place in team offensive points at 21. The Rock ended the season with a record of 12-4-3 overall.
In other news, five members of the Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball program received postseason honors from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Lady Lions head coach Jamie McGreal was voted the coach of the year, and freshman outside hitter Lia Simanski, a graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle High School, was selected as the newcomer of the year. The team also had four student-athletes on the all-conference list, with junior libero Anna Batrus, an Altoona Area High School graduate, receiving first-team All-AMCC selection, senior outside hitter Lacee Barnhart and Simanski both were second-team picks, and junior middle Makenna Port earning third-team recognition. McGreal led the Lady Lions to their third-ever conference championship. Simanski ranked in the top 10 in multiple statistics in the AMCC and Batrus had a strong season as the starting libero, leading the AMCC in digs per set.
Overall, both the Slippery Rock University women’s soccer team and the Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball program had successful seasons, and their players and coaches received well-deserved recognition for their accomplishments.