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November 19, 2013

Former Seal ends career at Stanford

By The Daily Item

STANFORD, Calif. -- Selinsgrove graduate Hope Burke recently wrapped her collegiate career as an attack for the Stanford University field hockey team.

Burke tied for the lead in scoring for the Cardinal this season finishing with 22 points. She had nine goals and four assists.

Stanford had its string of six consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances snapped with a 2-1 loss to Liberty in the NorPac Field Hockey Tournament on Nov. 9.

Burke started 68 of her 84 career games for the Cardinal, including every game in her final three seasons. She finished her career with 30 goals and 25 assists, giving her 94 points in her career. Burke also scored seven game-winning goals in her Stanford career.

Burke is a senior history and African-American Studies major at Stanford and has been a NorPac All-Academic selection the last two seasons.

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Lewisburg graduate Owen Griffith is a member of the Penn State University men's soccer team which won its fifth Big Ten championship this season. Griffith, a junior defender, started 16 of the 17 games he's appeared in for the 11-5-2 Nittany Lions. He's scored two goals and two assists this season. He scored his first career Big Ten goal in a 2-0 win over Indiana on Oct. 6. Giffith also had the assist on the game-tying goal in an eventual 2-1 overtime win over Michigan State on Oct. 20.

Penn State will host a play-in game Thursday night against St. Francis of Brooklyn. The winner will travel to play No. 10-seed University of California-Santa Barbara at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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The Messiah College men's soccer team is sill alive for another national title, advancing to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division III Tournament with wins over Centenary (N.J.) and Salisbury University this weekend.

Jeremy Payne, a Midd-West graduate, is a junior midfielder for the Falcons. He has 14 goals and eight assists for 36 points, second on the team.

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