Here’s a rundown on how some college athletes with ties to Lancaster County have fared recently.
Porscha Speller (Lancaster Catholic): The senior saw her season and career end when her 23-6 West Chester women’s basketball team fell to 31-1 Glenville State 118-87 in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament on March 10 in Richmond, Virginia.
Speller had 13 points and finished with 1,087, good for 18th all-time on the Golden Rams’ scoring list. She also finished with 373 rebounds and 227 assists. She was named to the PSAC first team and the ECAC second team after averaging a team-high 19.0 points and 5.9 rebounds.
Reilly Gearhart (Manheim Township): The 5-foot-7 sophomore right-hander has made five starts and has four complete games pitching for the La Salle softball team. She’s 2-3 with a 4.77 earned-run average. In 29.1 innings, she’s given up 39 hits and 22 runs, 20 earned, with 13 walks and 18 strikeouts. She was 6-10 with a 4.31 ERA in 29 games and 15 starts as a freshman.
Abby Zorrilla (Lampeter-Strasburg): The 5-foot-4 senior attack scored three goals to lead the Shenandoah women’s lacrosse team to a 9-8 non-league victory over Marywood last Wednesday in Winchester, Virginia. Zorrilla has 12 goals and nine assists for 21 points and had four goals in a 17-7 victory over Hood on Feb. 7 and a goal and five assists in an 11-7 triumph over Roanoke on March 5.
Junior Jacque Hemler (Penn Manor) also starts on defense for the 5-2 Rams and has 19 ground balls, nine draw controls and a team-high 17 caused turnovers.
Brendon Schrantz (Lancaster Catholic): The 6-foot-2, 190-pound long stick midfielder has 29 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers for the Ferrum men’s lacrosse team, which is 5-6 after back-to-back victories over Wilmington on Tuesday (20-4) and Randolph on Wednesday (10-3).
SHe has five goals and three assists as well for the Panthers. He’s a two-time All-Southeast Intercollegiate Lacrosse Championship selection.
Amanda Dietrich (Elizabethtown): The junior is playing in goal for the Delaware Valley women’s lacrosse team, the Aggies 3-2 after a 13-6 loss to Virginia Wesleyan last Wednesday in Virginia Beach. She had 13 saves in the game.
She’s had 16 saves in two games, including an 18-15 victory over Alvernia on March 10 in Doylestown.
She has played in 33 career games and has a 16-16 career record.
Carter Krick (Manheim Township): The 5-foot-10 senior right-hander is 2-0 pitching for the California baseball team, which is 8-3 after a 15-9 loss to Bloomsburg last Wednesday.
Krick has pitched in four games, with one start. In the start, he worked six innings and gave up one hit, one unearned run, with two walks and nine strikeouts in a 7-1 victory over Wheeling Jesuit on March 10 in Wilson. He’s worked 10.2 innings and has given up three hits and three runs, two earned, with seven walks and 11 strikeouts.
Grant Oberholtzer (Hempfield): The 6-foot, 190-pound junior outfielder is hitting .293 for the York baseball team, the Spartans 5-5 after a 6-0 loss to Stevenson last Wednesday in York. He had a dandy doubleheader in a sweep over Elmira March 10 in York, going 6-for-7 with two doubles and a home run. He scored four runs and drove in four.
He has 12 hits in 42 at-bats with a team-high six doubles, a home run, nine runs scored and seven runs batted in.
Sarah Svetec (Manheim Township): The 5-foot-7 junior midfielder has started all six games for the 5-1 Haverford women’s lacrosse team. Svetec has scored five goals, has eight ground balls and is tied for second on the team in draw controls with 18.
Jarred Sands (Lancaster Mennonite): The 6-foot-4 senior middle hitter is having a solid season with the Messiah men’s volleyball team, which is 10-4 overall and 6-1 in the Middle Atlantic Conference. Sands has played in all 14 matches and 47 sets and has 88 kills and 33.0 total blocks. He has also totaled 109.5 points.