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Altoona Soccer Standout, Sarver, Earns All-Conference Recognition


Nov 21, 2023

Recently, several Slippery Rock University and Penn State Altoona student-athletes received postseason honors from their respective conferences. Morgan Sarver, a sophomore forward for Slippery Rock University and a graduate of Altoona Area High School, was named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference women’s soccer all-conference team. She finished third in the PSAC in shots and fourth in shots on goal, earning her a tie for second place in team offensive points at 21.

Meanwhile, five members of the Penn State Altoona women’s volleyball program picked up postseason honors from the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference. Jamie McGreal, head coach of the Lady Lions, was voted coach of the year and freshman outside hitter Lia Simanski, a Bishop Guilfoyle High School graduate, was selected as the newcomer of the year. Four student-athletes from Penn State Altoona were also named to the all-conference list: junior libero Anna Batrus, an Altoona Area High School grad who led the AMCC this season in digs per set (5.55) while being second in total digs (533); senior outside hitter Lacee Barnhart; and junior middle Makenna Port who earned third-team recognition. The team ended their season with a conference championship under McGreal’s leadership.

In addition to these accolades, Simanski ranked among the top 10 players in kills per set (2.77), kills (263), points (293.0), points per set (3.1) and digs (328) in the AMCC this season.

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