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Accolades Galore for Men’s Basketball, Including National Team and Player of the Week

The LVC men’s basketball team, under the leadership of Brad McAlester, head coach, defeated the number six team in the nation and also defeated a team just outside the top 25, leading to the Dutchmen being named National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III Team of the Week. Individually, guard Sam Light ’18 was named the Division III Men’s National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and forward Andy Orr’s ’18 thunderous dunk was named Middle Atlantic Conference Play of the Week.

 

Esports Launch Highlighted on WHTM ABC TV 27

Lebanon Valley College has announced it will add esports to its varsity athletic program in the spring of 2018. Esports will serve as Lebanon Valley College’s 26th varsity intercollegiate athletic program and its first co-ed sport. It will be the fifth new program added since the beginning of the decade, along with men’s and women’s lacrosse (2009–10), women’s golf (2013–14), and women’s ice hockey (2016–17).

Mike Rhoades ’95 Featured in Richmond Times-Dispatch

Mike Rhoades ’95, head men’s basketball coach at NCAA Division I Virginia Commonwealth University, was interviewed regarding his 20-year relationship with Nathan Davis, head men’s basketball coach at Bucknell University. The duo began their coaching careers as assistants under Hal Nunnally, then-head coach of Randolph-Macon University.

Barry Streeter ’71 Retires After Four Decades of Coaching

Barry Streeter ’71, sociology, retired after 39 years as head football coach of Gettysburg College. He began as an assistant coach at Cumberland Valley High School then the University of Delaware. He was inducted into the Lebanon Valley College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2003, where he was a star football player and lacrosse player as an undergraduate. Streeter finished his college coaching career with 196 wins, 10th best among current NCAA Division III football coaches.

Men’s Ice Hockey Victory Highlighted on NY TV; Acker and Perhac Win MAC Awards

Travis Acker ’19, psychology, had a pair of goals and Tyler Perhac ’20, English, made 33 saves in the Dutchmen men’s ice hockey’s 5–2 victory over Elmira College in New York. These efforts, combined with their play in the week’s other contest against Bryn Athyn College, led to Acker and Perhac being named Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Offensive and Defensive Player of the Week, respectively. The victory improved the Dutchmen’s UCHC record to 3–1–1 and was featured on WETM TV in New York.

Basketball Teams Cruise to Victory in Respective Season Openers

LVC had a successful opening night on the hard court with the men defeating Cairn University 83–68 and the women handling Misericordia University 64–59. The men were led by 41 points from Sam Light ’18, 14 from Will Boccanfuso, and a double-double by Andy Orr (19 points, 17 rebounds). The women had three players in double digits—Emily Mealy ’21 (17), Becky Evans ’18 (15), and Caroline Scarff ’20 (14)—and Anne Lehr ’19 added 10 assists, the second-highest in program history. In addition to being the game’s high scorer for both teams, Mealy made it a double-double with 10 rebounds in her collegiate debut.

Bobbie Macaw Atkinson ’67 Inducted into Springfield Athletic Hall of Fame

A star basketball and field hockey player while at LVC, Bobbie Macaw Atkinson ’67 was recently inducted into Springfield High School’s Athletics Hall of Fame. She was inducted with three other athletes during her high school alma mater’s homecoming football game. For Springfield, Macaw Atkinson helped lead the 1962 field hockey team to an undefeated season and was named outstanding player later that year for the school’s basketball team.

Evitts Named D–III National Player of the Week

Rileigh Jo Evitts ’19, a neuroscience major and psychology minor, was named United Soccer Coaches Division III Women’s National Player of the Week after scoring five goals in the women’s 9–1 win over Marywood University Sept. 7. Evitts performance made several national outlets, including that of Major League Soccer’s Philadelphia Union, and equaled the program’s single-game records for goals (5) and total points (10). It was the first such honor in LVC women’s soccer history.

Hayes and Jones Run Over FDU-Florham, 24–14

LVC improved to 2–1 in the Middle Atlantic Conference after the football team’s 24–14 victory over Jersey’s FDU-Florham on Saturday. Senior Jon Jones, a sociology major with a law and society minor, led all rushers with 73 yards on the ground. Classmate Paxson Hayes, a business administration major, led the scoring with two rushing touchdowns. It was the teams’ annual Coach to Cure MD game at Henry and Gladys Arnold Field. Levi Haines, who is battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, once again served as honorary caption.

Michael Harnish ’15 Wins Valley’s Fastest Man Championship

Michael Harnish ’15, an actuarial science major and accounting minor, successfully defended his Valley’s Fast Man series championship after winning the Giants Despair Challenge, the third and final one-mile race in the series. Harnish was a two-time All-American in track while at LVC.