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The preseason All-American team of the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association / Warrior / New Balance Division II has a handful of honorable mentions from Seton Hills They are student Logan Maloni in attack, senior Zack Estabrooks in midfield, the senior Andrew Clark and the junior Christian Krauch on the defensive and the senior Kevin Mo in the goalkeeper

Maloni was the first team in the All-Great Midwest Athletic Conference in 2019, and Krauch was GMAC Freshman of the Year two years ago

The Griffins are number 5 in the USILA Division II Coaches Preseason Poll Seton Hill was 6-0 in 2020 before the coronavirus pandemic forced the season to be canceled

Seton Hill: The Griffins open the season as the No. 2 team at PSAC West in PSAC Women’s Lacrosse Coach Preseason Survey. The top 5 in the West Division are Mercyhurst, Seton Hill, IUP, Lock Haven and Slippery skirt

Saint Vincent: Senior Shemar Bennett had 19 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bearcats to a 68-66 win over Geneva at the long-awaited PAC season opener. Senior Walter Bonds and newcomer Anthony Dillard had nine points apiece, and Dillard pulled nine rebounds

Grove City: The junior striker Allison Podkul (Hempfield) had 10 points and 10 rebounds in the Wolverines’ first game of the season, a 67: 51 win against Waynesburg Podkul added five steals to her double-double

Marietta: Freshman guard Olivia Gribble (Norwin) scored 17 points at team level, including 5 of 7 3-pointers to lead the Pioneers (4-2) to a 91-67 win over Muskingum

Point Park: Senior point guard Michelle Burns (Hempfield) had 23 points, eight assists and five rebounds to push the Pioneers past Carlow (77-59). She made five 3-points in victory as Point Park switched to 3-3

Saint Vincent: The opening day for the Bearcats had finally come and they won in an impressive way. Six players scored a double-digit in a 95-61 win over Geneva Senior Carlee Kilgus had 19 points, Junior Taylor Geer 17, sophomore Anna Betz 13, Senior Katie Kramer and sophomore Madison Weber 12 and sophomore Ella Marconi 10

Wesminster: Junior guard Magen Polczynski (Norwin) had a team high of 16 points, adding five rebounds and four assists as the Titans defeated Waynesburg (65-58)

Gannon: Freshman Francesca Nemetz (Hempfield) won the 500 yard freestyle in 5 minutes, 2842 seconds and the 200 freestyle in 2:0149 in Gannon’s 120-113 win over Clarion

Saint Vincent: The shortened season finally opened for the Bearcats, who had multiple winners but lost to Westminster (183-103) sophomore Lauren Connors, sophomore Sara Basala, senior Marion D’Aurora and sophomore Cara Luallen won 200 yard medley relay with a time of 1: 5620; Connors won the 100 (1: 0090) and 200 (2: 1846) backstrokes and the 200 individual medley; D’Aurora took first place in the 200 ranking (2:03) 57); and Basala won the 100 breast (1:13) 90)

Washington & Jefferson: Junior Kimber Randolph (Hempfield) was part of the victorious 200-yard medley relay when Presidents treated Bethany (160-14) for a PAC win

In W&J’s opening season loss to Franciscan, a trio of local swimmers put in a strong performance Randolph won the 200-yard chest in 2 minutes, 5014 seconds while newcomer Amanda Graves (Penn-Trafford) was victorious who is the 100 back ( 1:05) 52) and 100 Freestyle (5765) and freshman Mia Shipley (Hempfield) teamed up with Randolph to win the 200 relay in 1:5267

St Francis (Pa): Freshman outside batsman Joey Ferragonio (Norwin) has appeared in four games for the Red Flash this season, having 10 kills and three assists Another local player on the roster is second batsman Jason Geary (Derry)

Carlow: Senior Olivia Miller (Ligonier Valley) was named Field Athlete of the Week at the River States Athletic Conference two weeks after a strong start to the indoor season. Miller has competed in the high jump, long jump, triple jump and Pentathlon this season fourth place in the high jump with 1 in the NAIA65 meters, a mark that broke her school record Miller set another program mark in the long jump (501 meters) and she won the triple jump (1083 meters) at the IWU Invitational

Miller won the high jump (160 yards), finished second in the long jump (507) and sixth in the shot put (925) at the Ohio Christian University Invitational when Carlow won the team title The long jump mark is a school record

Virginia: Former Hokies standout player Bridget Guy (Hempfield) competed in the pole vault at the Doc Hale Virginia Tech Elite meet in Blacksburg, Virginia, and came off with a personal best of 15 feet, 5 inches away from the vault Olympic qualification standard and stands for the third best brand in the world rankings

Seton Hill: After a strong start to a 2020 season that was miserably interrupted by the covid pandemic, Seton Hill has high hopes for this year

The Griffins, who were 9-4 years old and wanted to start the PSAC game when they had to close, open this season as a preseason favorite at PSAC West – alongside Mercyhurst – in the coaching poll

The teams each have four votes in first place. The rest of the top 5 are California, Gannon, and Slippery Rock

Seton Hill is scheduled to start the season on Jan. March start with a home game against Shippensburg

Bill Beckner Jr is a contributor to Tribune-Review. You can contact Bill by email at bbeckner @ triblivecom or on Twitter

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