COSHOCTON – A pair of freshmen are members of two volleyball teams currently making deep postseason runs.
Former Black Bear and current Bluffton Beaver, Jessie Gibson, is on her way to a NCAA Tournament appearance after the Beavers defeated Hanover in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament championship on Sunday. In that match, Gibson played in all three sets and totaled four kills on nine attempts, she also had a dig. The Beavers will play Wittenberg Friday in the NCAA Regionals.
- Former Coshocton student, Madeline Hire, is a member of the 32-1 Mount Vernon Nazarene University volleyball team that will play Indiana Wesleyan University in Saturday’s Crossroads League Tournament Championship. Hire has played in 10 sets this year totaling 14 kills on 33 attempts.
Amanda Weatherwax, a former Black Bear, is now a senior at Ohio Valley University and while they aren’t yet in the postseason, she has had the best year of the three. She is second in kills with 160 and has totaled 215.5 points this season. The Fighting Scots (10-20) will begin postseason play Nov. 19 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference Tournament.
- Coshocton graduate Zach Shaw, has totaled 35 tackles this season, with five of those coming in a close loss to Ohio State earlier in the season. The Hoosiers will play Michigan this weekend hoping to end its five-game losing streak.
- Coshocton graduate Dom Johns, has totaled two tackles as a linebacker at Muskingum University. The Fighting Muskies are currently 0-9 and will end their season against Wilmington Saturday.
- Ridgewood graduate Evan Jones, has totaled five tackles for the Michigan State Spartans this year including one in last week’s upset loss to Nebraska.
- Lucas Dunlap, a former Redeskins boys soccer player, has totaled two goals in his senior season at Walsh University.
- Former Black Bear, Kristen Eaton and former Coshocton forward Emily Hartley were part of the Cardinals 4-12-2 season. Hartley, a freshman, totaled two goals and one assist, while Kristen, a senior totaled one assist.
- Another Black Bear, Rachel Hammond, finished her senior season with a 7-7-4 record at Case Western with one goal and one assist.
- Heather Maxwell, yet another Black Bear, began her first year as, the Muskingum goalkeeper. She started nine games and played in 12, saving 47 shots and allowing 21 goals.
- Ericka Massie, yet another Black Bear, finished the season with no goals and two shots on goal at Marietta College.
- Two freshmen River View graduates, Chris St. Clair and Nick Wilson, ran in multiple events for the Storm this year. St. Clair’s best time came at the All-Ohio Championships with a time of 29:11.49. Wilson ran his best time at the All-Ohio Championships as well, with a time of 28:25.49.
- Black Bear graduate, Steven Scheetz’s stats were not available on the Edinboro University website.