Local Soccer Star, Sarver from Altoona, Earns All-Conference Recognition

Slippery Rock University sophomore forward Morgan Sarver, who graduated from Altoona Area High School, has recently been named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s soccer all-conference team. She was selected for the PSAC Western Division Second Team and started in all 18 of her appearances. Sarver finished third in the PSAC in shots and fourth in shots on target. At the end of the season, she had six goals and nine assists for the Rock, earning her a tie for second place in team offensive points at 21. The Rock finished with a record of 12-4-3 overall.

Meanwhile, five members of Penn State Altoona’s women’s volleyball program have received postseason honors from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Head coach Jamie McGreal was named coach of the year, while freshman outside hitter Lia Simanski, a Bishop Guilfoyle High School graduate, was named newcomer of the year. Simanski ranked among the top 10 in kills per set (2.77), kills (263), points (293.0), points per set (3.1), and digs (328) in the AMCC.

Junior libero Anna Batrus, an Altoona Area High School graduate, was a first-team All-AMCC selection after taking over as starting libero and anchoring the team’s defense throughout all 26 matches. She led the AMCC this season in digs per set (5.55) and was second in total digs (533). Senior outside hitter Lacee Barnhart and Simanski were both chosen as second-team picks, while junior middle Makenna Port earned third-team recognition

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