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Rossi leaves high marks at Sacred Heart ON CAMPUS Bill Arsenault

Rich Rossi, a Riverside graduate, had the second highest career receptions and yardage in Sacred Heart’s history.

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Rich Rossi wrapped up a big season and a great career with the Sacred Heart football team.

Rossi (Riverside) played wide receiver his first two seasons with the Pioneers, but the 6-foot-2, 225-pounder moved to tight end his last two seasons. That didn’t slow his performance one bit.

Rossi caught 39 passes for 513 yards and five touchdowns this season. That gave him a total of 147 receptions for 1,798 yards and 13 touchdowns for his career. The receptions and yardage are second best in Sacred Heart history. His touchdowns are sixth best.

He had his best season as a junior catching 51 passes for 704 yards and five touchdowns. The 51 receptions are fifth all-time on the Pioneers one-season record list.

Sacred Heart finished 5-6 on the season.

COLLINS HELPED FALCONS

Freshman Kiersten Collins (Forest City) saw a lot of action with the Cedar Crest volleyball team.

The middle blocker finished with 121 kills, fourth best on the team, 88 digs and 15 blocks, tied for second on the team.

The Falcons posted a 10-17 overall record and a 3-7 mark in the Colonial States Athletic Conference.

POINTS FOR BLUMER

Sophomore Jenna Blumer (North Pocono) is a key performer for the Oklahoma State Western equestrian team.

Blumer totaled 75.5 points in reining to help the Cowgirls defeat Baylor 13-10 in a Big 12 match. She tied for first in discipline to help her team defeat TCU in another show.

Oklahoma State returns to action hosting New Mexico State Sunday in Stillwater.

PALMER IN THE RUNNING

Joshua Palmer (Abington Heights) saw limited action with the Connecticut men’s tennis team this fall, but the freshman should see more action next fall when the Huskies lose five players via graduation.

Palmer posted a 2-2 record in singles and a 2-2 record in doubles. He finished fourth in doubles and was 1-1 in singles at the Brown Invitational and posted a 1-1 mark in singles at the UConn Invitational.

GRIFFIN SEES ACTION

Junior Pat Griffin (Abington Heights) played backup quarterback with the Ithaca football team.

Griffin, a 6-foot-1, 220-pounder, hit nine of 14 passes for 83 yards. He also carried the ball four times for 16 yards, including a 5-yard touchdown run in a 21-7 loss to Salisbury. It was his first touchdown as a collegian.

The Bombers finished 4-6.

DUO WITH WARRIORS

Red-shirt sophomore Thomas Chesko (Valley View) and true freshman Ray Dominguez (West Scranton) were starters for the East Stroudsburg football team. The Warriors finished 3-8 on the season.

Chesko, a 6-foot-1, 205 pound defensive back, had 64 tackles, including 40 solos, and two interceptions. He also had a sack.

Dominguez caught 14 passes for 198 yards, which averaged out to 14.1 yards per reception.

CRAIG SEES ACTION

True freshman Morgan Craig (Abington Heights) played in 10 games as a backup tight end and a special team performer for the Villanova football team.

The 6-foot-4, 255-pounder caught two passes for 23 yards.

The Wildcats finished 2-9 on the season.

BARRETT DID THE JOB

Junior Tarrean Barrett (Scranton High) started at wide receiver for the Clarion football team.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pounder caught 21 passes for 168 yards. His longest reception was 18 yards and he averaged 8 yards per catch.

The Golden Eagles finished 3-8 on the season.

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