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Misericordia University women's soccer player Sam Helmstetter earned NSCAA Continental Tires All-America honors.


Helmstetter earned Freedom Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive year as the Cougars advanced to the NCAA Division III Final Four.


The senior forward recorded the second highest single-season totals in school history with 45 on 18 goals and nine assists. She also set a school record with 34 career assists and is third all-time in goals with 44.


Sophomore midfielder Erin Roberts also picked up recognition earning the Wendy's Misericordia University Athlete of the Month for November.


During that 5-1-1 month for the Cougars, Roberts recorded one assist and led the Cougars' defense that recorded five shutouts, including four in the NCAA Tournament.


Women's Basketball
PSU-Brandywine 76, PSU-W-B 64, OT

Tiffany Rochester-Denny recorded a double-double, scoring 23 points and pulling down 17 boards, as Penn State Wilkes-Barre lost in overtime.


Tiara Brathwaite added 19 points for Wilkes-Barre.


Men's Swimming
Grzech lauded y Cougars

Senior swimmer Adam Grzech earned the Wendy's Misericordia University Athlete of the Month honors for November. Grzech tallied the most points for the men's team and led the Cougars to a second place finish at the Diamond City Invitational.


All-Century Team
Local schools recognized

Five former and present stars from Wilkes, King's and Misericordia earned MAC All-Century Team honors on Tuesday.


Former Wilkes field hockey standouts Jerry Ann Smith and Erin Henry earned the honors, while former Misericordia women's cross country runner Ali Ostrum and current senior Marina Orrson were recognized. From King's cross country standout Ed Kopec earned the recognition.


Smith, a 1980 graduate from Wilkes, scored 24 goals and dished out 31 assists during her four-year career. Smith ranks eighth in school history in goals and second in career assists. She also is tied for the school record in assists in a single season with 14.


Henry earned All-Freedom Conference honors three out of her four years with the Lady Colonels, including two first-team selections. During her sophomore season, she recorded 19 points on six goals and seven assists, while leading Wilkes to a 12-8 record and a berth in the conference playoffs.


During Ostrum's four-year career from 2006-2009, she recorded two top-five finishes at the MAC Championships and earned All Mideast Region honors as a senior.


Orrson earned first-team All-MAC honors this season for the fourth consecutive year. She was also named to the All-Region team for the third straight year.


Kopec was named to the All-MAC team three times from 2005-2007. He also placed fourth in the MAC championships as a sophomore.


Football
Cordingly nabs award

Ryan Cordingly earned the 2012 Capital One Academic All-American Football Team honors Tuesday.


Cordingly was named to the second team for the second straight year and is one of 47 NCAA Division III players to be named to the first or second team.


Cordingly finished his career with 253 tackles, including 22.5 tackles for a loss. He also became the first Monarch football player to earn two selections to the national team in his career.

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