Westmoreland campus clippings: Eubank sees profile rise at Nassau Community College
Jassan Eubank left Edinboro confident in the notion he was a big-time college football player, better than the Division II level.
He just needed to find his own way to the next level.
“I always had the ability. I just didn’t have enough exposure in high school,” said Eubank, who played at Greensburg Central Catholic. “This time, I knew how to market myself, and my coaches helped guide me here, too.”
“Here” is Nassau Community College in Garden City, N.Y., the place where Eubank transferred after his freshmen year at Edinboro.
A sophomore defensive lineman, Eubank has been a key player for Nassau, making 37 tackles, 10 for loss, through eight games.
His, at times, dominant play has attracted larger programs. Delaware State offered him a scholarship, the first Division I offer for the 6-foot-3, 235-pound defensive lineman.
Eubank, who also has 3.5 sacks and a fumble recovery this fall, will be at Nassau until May.
Cal (Pa.): Redshirt freshman Aaron Carr (Norwin) posted a season-high 10 tackles and a sack as the Vulcans (6-4, 5-2 PSAC) toppled Seton Hill, 49-34.
Duquesne: Junior linebacker Brett Zanotto (Franklin Regional) had nine tackles as the Dukes (6-3, 3-1) took down Wagner, 47-30.
IUP: Junior linebacker Nick Amendola (Norwin) had nine tackles and a sack for the No. 22 Crimson Hawks (8-2, 5-2 PSAC) in a 13-6 win over Edinboro.
Lackawanna: Freshman defensive back Robert Kennedy (Jeannette) had his first interception in a 51-20 win over New Jersey. Lackawanna (9-0) had six interceptions in the victory.
Monmouth: Sophomore defensive lineman Kurt Aumer (Mt. Pleasant) has played in seven games and has 18 tackles for the Hawks (7-2). He has 2.5 tackles for loss and a half-sack.
Saint Vincent: Freshman defensive back Caleb Collins had 14 tackles and an interception in the Bearcats’ 33-9 loss to No. 17 Washington & Jefferson.
Seton Hill: Freshman wide receiver Terrell Ford caught seven passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns against Cal (Pa.), but the Griffins (1-9, 1-6) lost their PSAC finale.
Duquesne: Casey Aunkst (Penn-Trafford) is one of those soccer players who, like a cornerback in football, is known as a “shutdown defender.” The senior’s prowess on the pitch earned her Atlantic 10 Conference second-team honors. Aunkst helped the Dukes post six shutouts, a team record.
Grove City: Junior defender Colleen Zilka (Franklin Regional) has been a key contributor for the Wolverines (16-3-1), who captured their first PAC championship in 17 years and qualified for the NCAA Tournament. Zilka had a goal and two assists in 19 games.
Penn State Behrend: Sophomore forward Emily Indof (Greensburg Salem) has 13 goals and six assists for the Lions (13-6), who won their eighth straight AMCC title and advanced to the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Seton Hill: The Griffins had three players make the All-PSAC second team: junior defender Lloyd Davies, sophomore forward Henrik Berg and freshman midfielder Per Stenseth.
Davies, a leader on the back line, led the team in minutes played. Berg, who had five goals and two assists, was the PSAC Freshman of the Year last season. Stenseth had three goals and one assist.
Westminster: Senior goalkeeper A.J. Bove (Hempfield) made a career-high 11 saves as the No. 2 seeded Titans (14-5) blanked No. 1 Grove City, 1-0, to win the PAC championship. Bove has five shutouts on the season for Westminster, which will play in the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Bethany: Senior Reilly Parker (Norwin) had 25 digs as the Bison knocked off Westminster, 3-0, to win the PAC championship. Parker moved into second place on the Bison’s all-time digs list with 2,489. She is 27 away from Robin Sayre’s top mark of 2,516 digs. That mark has stood since 1989.
Bethany (22-9) earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament.
Seton Hill: The third-seeded Griffins (21-8) will open the PSAC Tournament Tuesday night at McKenna Hall against No. 6 Clarion (21-10).