Seven Lancaster-Lebanon League alumni have been selected as players of the week in their respective conferences after outstanding performances last week. Three of them were in field hockey, two in cross country, one in men’s soccer and one in women’s swimming. A recap of each is listed below.
Field hockey: Penn State junior Mackenzie Allessie (Donegal) was named the Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week in Field Hockey. Allessie scored three points in a 3-2 overtime win over Michigan’s No.2 on Friday, including the game-winning goal to help the Nittany Lions advance to 13-4 overall and finish the Big Ten regular season. with a mark of 6-2. Alessie has 29 points from nine teams and a best team of 11 assists this season. Penn State will face Maryland in the quarterfinal of the conference tournament on Thursday at Rutgers.
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🏑 Scored 3 points in PSU’s 3-2 overtime win over Michigan
🏑 Scored the match winner with 2:20 remaining in overtime
– Big Ten Conference (@bigten) November 1, 2021
Field hockey: East Stroudsburg senior back Hannah Barbush (Manheim Central) was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week after helping ESU No.4 secure the No.2 seed in the PSAC tournament with two defensive saves in of ESU’s 1-0 victory over No.1.5 Millersville last Wednesday. Barbush’s four defensive saves this season are tied for first in the conference. She also leads ESU in assists (8). The Warriors go to the PSAC semi-finals on Friday.
Field hockey: Messiah University junior Kate dickow (Warwick) was named the Middle Atlantic Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week after scoring two goals in the Falcons’ 5-1 win over Stevenson last week. Entering this week, Messiah is 8-0 in conference, 14-2 overall. The Falcons will start playing in the MAC Commonwealth tournament on Wednesday.
Men’s football: First year student at Lock Haven University Sam hershey (McCaskey) was named PSAC Eastern Men’s Soccer Athlete of the Week after scoring nine points in two games last week to help the Eagles (9-1-1 conference, 11-2-2 in total) to get the first row. seeded in the PSAC East Division. In a 4-0 win over Shepherd, Hershey netted a goal and an assist. In a 3-1 win over ESU, Hershey scored two goals and an assist.
Cross-country skiing men: Messiah University junior Logan horst (Lancaster Mennonite) won the Middle Atlantic Conference Men’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday. His winning time of 26 minutes, 33.2 seconds beat the second by 12 seconds. His efforts also helped Messiah win the MAC Tag Team Championship. In addition to Horst, the Messiah runners also include Ephrata alum Ray truex (84th, 30:35), former Lampeter-Strasbourg Josiah mccarthy (47, 29:02). Horst was named the MAC Male Cross Country Runner of the Year.
Women’s cross-country skiing: York College senior Jordan Haberstroh (Colombia) was named to the Intermediate Atlantic Conference women’s first cross country team selection after placing seventh in Saturday’s MAC Championship race in 24: 05.
To swim: Penn State Altoona junior Avery Heisey (Conestoga Valley) was named Allegheny Mountain Collegiate swimmer of the week. She recorded two individual top spots (50 yards freestyle, 100 yards freestyle) and was part of a first place relay team (200 yard freestyle relay) during her team’s tri-meet on Saturday. He assisted Penn State Altoona (2-2) in their 149-21 victory over Alderson Broaddus, while falling to Franciscan, 129-118.