Lemont Furnace, PA – The Penn State Fayette cross country and volleyball teams are currently in Virginia Beach, VA competing at nationals for a chance to capture a national title. Penn State Fayette would like to recognize and honor 1 head coach and 4 players who received United States Collegiate Athletic Association awards yesterday at the championship banquet in the Virginia Beach Convention Center.
First, Penn State Fayette would like to recognize and honor Head Coach, Joe Carei, for being awarded the 2017 USCAA Coach of the Year for men's cross country. Carei has led his team to back-to-back PSUAC titles. Last year, Joe Carei received the honor in the PSUAC as the men's cross country Coach of the Year. In the 2017 PSUAC Championship, Penn State Fayette would have 3 runners that would finish in the top 4 and 2 in the top 10. Devin Pisarski finished 2nd with Nyoah Marteny and Aaron Mylan finishing right behind him. Michael Elliot would finish in 9th place with Ty Hunker right behind him. He has done a tremendous job with the cross country program and his teams are ready to compete at the 2017 USCAA Cross Country Championships.
Coach Carei has 3 runners from his cross country teams that were awarded all-academic honors. Congratulations to sophomore, Johanna Griswold, and senior, Kristen Webb, for becoming members of the 2017 Women's Cross Country National All-Academic Team. Also, sophomore Michael Elliot would become a member of the 2017 Men's Cross Country National All-Academic Team. Congratulations to Johanna, Kristen and Michael for this outstanding achievement.
Next, we would like to honor Siteri Tale, who was awarded 2nd team All-American in the USCAA for volleyball. Tale, a sophomore from Uniontown, PA, was a valued team member of the Roaring Lions volleyball program. This season, Tale would record 358 kills, which averaged to 3.65 kills per set. Tale would tally 144 digs for the Roaring Lions and average of 1.47 digs per set. Siteri would have 73 blocks on the season with an average of 1.13 blocks per set. Penn State Fayette volleyball would finish the regular season in 3rd place in the PSUAC. They would advance to the championship game, but would fall to Penn State Brandywine in the finals. The Roaring Lions remained undefeated in the Community Center Gym this year and have a chance to capture a USCAA title this weekend in Virginia Beach.
Congratulations to Joe Carei, Johanna Griswold, Kristen Webb, Michael Elliot and Siteri Tale for their outstanding USCAA awards and best of luck to the Penn State Fayette cross country and volleyball teams as they compete at the 2017 USCAA National Championships.
For more information on Penn State Fayette Athletics, go to: www.goroaringlions.com
For more information from the 2017 USCAA Championships, go to http://www.theuscaa.com/landing/index