LOCAL COLLEGE ROUNDUP: Terranova Picked To Lead Wilkes Tennis
The highly successful tennis team at Wilkes has a new leader in Victor Terranova.
The university recently announced Terranova as its new head coach. Terranova was most recently an assistant coach at Quinnipiac.
“Wilkes has an incredible reputation for both its athletic staff and players,” Terranova said in a news release. “There is a well-defined foundation to hit the ground running and I could not be more humbled and elated to be able to take the helm of these successful programs.”
The men’s tennis team has won 11 MAC Freedom championships. The women’s team has won 12 MAC Freedom titles.
Terranova is a 2008 graduate of Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont, where he was a four-year member of the varsity tennis team.
Wilkes junior Chris Maderitz was named MAC Freedom Player of the Week after becoming a dual semifinalist at the ITA Division III Southeast Regional, where he went 4-0 in his Friday matches.
Kristen Ritter scored a goal and had an assist in Tuesday’s 5-0 win for No. 16 Misericordia against Brockport.
Kendall Pearage, Michaela Fasolino, Ashley Edgell and Kenzi Peiffer also scored for the Cougars, who improved to 7-2-1.
King’s goalkeeper Tara Bender was named the MAC Freedom Defensive Player of the Week after making a career-high nine saves in a 1-0 win Saturday against FDU-Florham.
King’s captain August Axtman earned his second MAC Freedom Defensive Player of the Week award this season after leading a Monarchs defense that pitched shutouts against FDU-Florham and Centenary.
Wilkes senior Camry Huff was named MAC Freedom Offensive Player of the Week after scoring a goal and four assists.
Misericordia’s Clare Schoen was named MAC Runner of the Week after finishing 11th overall — and third among NCAA D-III runners — in a field of 364 runners at the Paul Short College Invitational 6K. Schoen ran a time of 21:56.
Dallas graduate Jonathan Wilson shot a 6-over 77 Monday at Valley Country Club, where he and Penn State Wilkes-Barre finished second-place in an invitational tournament hosted by Penn State Hazleton.
PS Wilkes-Barre’s team score was 349 and trailed only Penn College’s 318 in the seven-team tournament.
At Manhattanville, Misericordia improved to 3-1 in MAC Freedom play beating Manhattanville in four sets.
Jessica Oltman had 17 kills while Tara Welliver added 16 kills. Sarah Pull had a double-double with 13 kills and 14 digs. Karley May had 57 assists and Jassmine Watson led with 22 digs.
King’s 3, Delaware Valley 0
At McGrane Gymnasium, the Monarchs won in straight sets behind a balanced offense. No player had more than six kills. Wiatt Hoffman handed out 27 assists.
Eastern 3, Wilkes 0
At Eastern, the Colonels fell in straight sets despite 10 kills from Jamey Mikovich. Karlye Huffman tossed up 23 assists.