Just a day after leading the King’s field hockey team into the Freedom Conference title game, senior Lindsay Sabo was named the league’s Player of the Year for the second straight season.
Sabo and five of her teammates were also named to the All-Freedom Conference team. Joining her on the first team are junior midfielder Grace King and sophomore goalie Kari Leach.
Second-team choices for the Lady Monarchs include junior forward Debbie Wychock (Coughlin), sophomore midfielder Christina Glenn (Crestwood) and junior defender Melissa Gates.
King’s will host Scranton, coached by Lake-Lehman grad Colleen Mahon, at 1 p.m. tomorrow for the conference championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Across the river, three Wilkes players were honored with all-conference honors. Junior midfielder Carrie Stolarick (Lake-Lehman) led the way with a berth on the first team, while senior defender Courtney Eleazer and sophomore defender Kristina Naveira were named to the second team.
Wilkes’ Catherine Simone and Christina Waldele have been selected to the ESPN The Magazine District II Academic All-America Team in a balloting of members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Simone earned second-team honors on the Women’s Soccer College Division squad, while Waldele was a third-team honoree.
Misericordia will host Wesley in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference championship match at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Mangelsdorf field.
Both the fourth-seeded Cougars and sixth-seeded Wesley scored road upsets in the semifinals to earn a spot in the title game and a chance at an automatic berth in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Misericordia senior forward Jessica Lasorsa scored the game-winner in the semifinal against Cabrini and shared the college’s Female Athlete of the Week Award with freshman tennis player Sarah Golis.
Jeff Ward (Crestwood), a senior on the cross country team, won the men’s award with his first-place finish in last Saturday’s PAC Championships.
Freshman standouts Kaitlyn Malshefski (Nanticoke) and Kat Clerici have been named to the 2006 All-Freedom Conference team.
The Lady Monarch rookie duo played major roles in helping King’s to a 19-12 record and a spot in the Freedom Conference playoffs.
Malshefski led King’s with 358 kills and 274 digs, while Clerici totaled 323 kills, 21 service aces and a team-high 108 total blocks.