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Westminster College junior forward Mallory Bugel has been named the Presidents' Athletic Conference soccer player of the year. Bugel, a graduate of Mars Area High School led the PAC in total points (37) and assists (15). She also tied for third place in goals scored (11).
She was also named to the ESPN The Magazine academic all-district team.
This was Bugel's second time earning first-team academic all-district accolades. She now qualifies for balloting on the academic All-America team, which will be announced next Tuesday. Bugel is a biochemistry major with a 3.7 grade-point average.
Bugel is currently ranked third in the nation with 0.88 assists per game, as her 15 assists is one away from tying the team record for assists in a season. The 2005 player of the year in the Presidents' Athletic Conference, Bugel also currently leads the PAC with 37 points (2.18 per game). She is tied for second in the league with 11 goals this season.
Meanwhile, Fox Chapel graduate Ryan McDonald, a defender for Washington & Jefferson College, was selected to all-PAC to the men's first team. Butler Area graduate Travis Reges, a Thiel defender, was selected honorable mention.
PSAC soccer honors
Three graduates of PG North-area high schools were chosen for the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference all-star women's soccer team.
Pine-Richland graduates Brittany Pikur, a junior midfielder at IUP, and Angie de Almeida, a junior forward at Edinboro, were first-team selections.
Hampton alumna Rachel Jeffrey, a freshman forward at Shippensburg, was honorable mention.
On the men's side, Shaler Area grad Nick Christy, a junior forward at Slippery Rock, was a second-team selection.
Pine-Richland grad honored
Pine-Richland graduate Jessica Van Sickel, a senior defender at Grove City College, was named to the ESPN The Magazine academic all-district team.
Van Sickel was a second-team selection in the all-District II College Division.
Van Sickel is a three-year starter and four-year letter-winner at defender for Grove City College.
She started all 18 matches this year for the Wolverines, helping the team to six shut out victories. As a freshman in 2003, Van Sickel helped the Wolverines advance to the NCAA Division III championship tournament.
Van Sickel has achieved a 3.84 GPA while majoring in biology. She is a dean's list student and has been inducted into the Beta Beta Beta biology honorary fraternity. Van Sickel has also been named to the PAC academic honor roll.
CV grad has run of success
Chartiers Valley graduate Marco Dozzi, a senior at Allegheny College, earned runner-of-the-year honors in the North Coast Athletic Conference.
Dozzi won the NCAC meet with a time of 27:01, beating teammate Ryan Place by one second. Allegheny had all five runners finish among the top 10, as the Gators captured the team title.
Moon Area graduate Matt Hoy, a sophomore at Allegheny College, finished 10th in the NCAC meet with a time of 27:49.
Peters Township graduate Michelle Corkum, a senior at Allegheny College, placed eighth in the women's NCAC meet with a time of 25:27.
The Lady Gators finished second in the women's team standings.
First Published November 16, 2006 12:00 am