Local College Roundup
Ethan Speicher tied a career-high with eight kills to go along with three aces and a block as Wilkes men’s volleyball won on the road with a sweep of York (N.Y.), 25-17, 25-19, 25-11.
Cole Hefner had a season-high six kills, and Everitt Fritz tallied a career-best five kills for the Colonels (7-7).
Misericordia and Wilkes are set to open play in the ECAC tournament tonight.
Wilkes (18-9) returns to the ECAC field after reaching last year’s semifinals. The Colonels are the top seed in pod No. 4 and play at Brooklyn College at 7:15.
Misericordia (14-11) is seeded third in pod No. 2 of the tournament and hosts Marymount at 7 in the Anderson Center. Cougars senior Jason Kenny, a Mid Valley graduate, was also recently named to CoSIDA’s 2018-19 Google Cloud Academic All-District 4 Team.
Misericordia fell to Scranton, 13-4, in its first loss of the season.
Kaila Quinlivan and Lexee Willey both scored twice for the Cougars (2-1).
King’s named John Spencer the first coach of its new women’s golf program Tuesday.
Spencer has coached Holy Redeemer’s junior high golf team since 2007 and previously was head coach of Bishop O’Reilly from 2001-2007, a King’s news release stated. He’s served as general manager at Lehman Golf Club since 1995.
The Monarchs’ inaugural season begins this fall.