Former LVC men’s basketball star Sam Light ’18 is pursuing a dream of playing professional basketball after recently signing with Araberri of the Spanish professional league LEB Oro, one of the top pro leagues in the world. In a recent Lebanon Daily News article by Pat Huggins, Light thanked fellow grad Andy Panko ’99 for assistance and mentorship. Panko has played professionally throughout the world for two decades.
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Former standout lacrosse player Andrew Kruter ’14 competed for Team Israel in the Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Championships in July in Israel. He is one of just 13 Jewish diaspora players from the U.S. and Canada selected to the 30-man roster. Kruter has competed for Israel since the 2014 FIL World Championships and helped lead the team to the country’s first-ever gold medal in any sport when the squad won the 2017 European Box Championship.
Thomas Yantis ’22, an incoming business administration major and one of the College’s first-ever esports recruits, was recently featured in a WHTM TV 27 (ABC) news story. Yantis is one of six members of the newly established eSports Coalition, only the second such coalition in the U.S. According to its executive director, the eSports Coalition has three objectives: “advocacy, education, and promotion.” The other five members are gaming, government, and technology professionals from across the state.
Makenzie Kelley ’19 and Marhsal Kiessling ’18 Featured in Hometown Newspaper
Makenzie Kelley ’19, women’s lacrosse, and Marshal Kiessling ’18, baseball, were noted in their hometown newspaper The Sun, for their athletic accomplishments. Kelley, a double major in early childhood and special education, was named to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team and Kiessling, a business administration major, was recognized for being named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s spring 2018 Sportsmanship Team.
Anthony Calabrese ’73, psychology, a three-sport star in high school and a football and lacrosse star at LVC, was inducted into the 2018 class of the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame. In 1989, he was inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2013 Calabrese was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference All-Century Lacrosse Team.
Lindsey Yeiser Hibshman ’01, elementary education, one of the greatest defenders in the history of LVC field hockey, was inducted into the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame. She was a three-time All-American and in 1999 was named MAC MVP.
Lebanon Valley College, the first intercollegiate varsity esports program in Pennsylvania, now offers official esports gear through Akquire, which also supplies merchandise for institutions such as the University of Arizona, University of Connecticut, and Georgia Tech University. Valley esports fans can purchase t-shirts, game jerseys, hoodies, and flags on the Akquire site of through the esports link on GoDutchmen.com.
John Haus, head coach of men’s lacrosse, signed 15-year-old Freddy Romero-Cabrera to an official letter of intent, which means that he will be part of practices, games, team dinners, events, and more according to a report on WPMT FOX 43. In 2011, Freddy was diagnosed with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy. His signing was made possible by Team IMPACT, “a Boston-based non-profit that connects children facing serious and chronic illnesses with local college athletic teams.”