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Coronavirus Cancels Solid Seasons for Trio of College Athletes
2020-03-25

            Olivia Young, Hope Flack and Taylor Lindsay, a trio of Upper Perkiomen High

Hope Flack delivers a pass for Messiah University.

School graduates, were having solid spring seasons in college before concerns over the Coronavirus ended their seasons.

            Young, a junior softball player at Cabrini University who was an All-Atlantic East selection last spring, was hitting .343, with 10 RBI in 12 games before the season was canceled. Hope Flack, a sophomore lacrosse player at Messiah College, had scored a team-high 17 points (14 goals, three assists).  The transfer helped the team reach first place in the MAC Commonwealth Conference with a 4-2 record.

            Lindsay, a sophomore at York College, went 4-1 with a 0.72 ERA on the mound. She hurled 29 2/3 innings collecting 24 strikeouts and just six walks.

            Perkiomen School's John Crane (Lackawanna, soph.) hit .250 (10-for- 40) with three doubles and five RBI in 15 games. Crane is playing third base for the Scranton-based college.

            Upper Perkiomen graduate Dylan Simms, a freshman at Ursinus College, was part of the gold medal 4 x 400 meter relay team in the Centennial Conference Indoor Championships. The Bears track and field team were scheduled to open the outdoor season in the Widener Invitational on March 27.

            Upper Perkiomen High School's LeeAnn Markwalter (DeSales, soph.), a distance runner, had been scheduled to start the track and field schedule at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA. on Saturday, March 21.

            Upper Perkiomen's Ryan Stackhouse (DeSales, soph.) also a distance runner, had been scheduled to begin the track and field season at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA on Friday and Saturday, March 20-21.

            Upper Perkiomen High School's Brandon Reese (DeSales, jr.) and Perkiomen School's David Juechter (SUNY-New Paltz, jr.) did not see action in early season contests. Reese is a pitcher and Juechter is an outfielder.

            Perkiomen School graduate Sam Glavin, a sophomore catcher at Dickinson College, did not see any playing time.


 

 

 

 

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