The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


November 12, 2012

College Notebook: Wagner finds new way to make her mark

By William Bowman

The Daily Item

Injuries may have cut Emilee Wagner's career short, but it will not keep her from making her mark with the Waynesburg women's basketball team.

Wagner, a 2009 Midd-West graduate, is now in her first season as a member of coach Sam Jones' coaching staff. Wagner was an active member of the team each of the past three seasons before injuries forced her off the court.

During her time with the Yellow Jackets, Wagner saw action in 62 games over three seasons. She made 19 career starts for the orange and black, each of those came in the Jackets ECAC South Championship season of 2010-11. She also has been a member of the PAC Academic Honor Roll.

Wagner is a senior sports management major at Waynesburg. She is the daughter of David and Lisa Wagner.

HONORS: Three former Valley soccer players earn All-PSAC Women's soccer honors on Monday.

Brittney Kuhns, a sophomore from Midd-West, was a second-team forward for Indiana (Pa). Kuhns' teammate, Selinsgrove grad Kelsey Fisher, was a third team selection at midfield for the Crimson Hawks. Also picking up third-team honors were Mansfield senior forward Erika Moyer, a Mifflinburg alum.

LIONS BOW OUT: The No. 4 seeded Penn State field hockey team ended its run in the 2012 NCAA Tournament on Sunday afternoon, falling to Syracuse (19-2) 5-2 in the quarterfinals. The Nittany Lions, ranked No. 3 in the NFHCA Poll, end their season with an 18-4 record.

Junior Whitney Reddig (Lititz, Pa.) recorded both Penn State goals for her fifth and sixth of the season, with senior Kelsey Amy and redshirt senior Hannah Allison, a Mifflinburg graduate, each providing an assist.

"For the seniors, I just want to thank them for all of their years and the effort that they gave," Penn State coach Char Morett said. "I thought Hannah played exceptionally well today. She was a great leader on the field. But they have been a great group of seniors.

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