Lycoming women's soccer player Kelly Prendergast has been honored as a NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, the NCAA announced recently. Prendergast is one of four student-athletes who are now eligible to win the Middle Atlantic Conference's NCAA Woman of the Year, which will be announced later this month.
Megan Springmayer, Maria Horning and Chelsea Mixon were also nominated by their institution for the award. After the conference's Woman of the Year is chosen, the NCAA will announce 30 finalists for the Woman of the Year award in August and announce the 2012 NCAA Woman of the Year during an awards dinner on Oct. 14 in Indianapolis, Ind.
A midfielder with the women's soccer program, Prendergast appeared in all 68 games during her four years with the Warriors, tying her for the second-most in school history. She stepped into the starting lineup halfway through her freshman year and never left. As a senior, Prendergast became one of 11 players in school history to post 10 assists and she has also notched two game-winning goals. As a freshman, Prendergast also participated on the softball team.
This fall, Prendergast will enroll in the West Virginia University's Master of Sports Administration program.
In field hockey, Lock Haven University assistant field hockey coach Mallory Weisen is one of 12 players selected to the United States Women's National Indoor team that will travel to the 2012 Pan American Indoor Championships in Puerto Montt, Chile.
The 2012 Pan American Indoor Field Hockey Championships will take place Aug. 30-Sept. 2.
The United States will join Argentina, Chile and Uruguay in the tournament.
Weisen, a Middleburg native and 2008 Penn State graduate, is set to begin her fourth season as assistant coach with the Lady Eagle program this upcoming fall.
In college track and field, Lock Haven's Fallon Heddings has earned U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Division II All-Academic status.
Heddings was rewarded with a spot on the All-Region team. She was tough all year in the triple jump for the Lady Eagles and finished second at the PSAC outdoor championships with a mark of 38-07.50.
To qualify for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track and Field Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 and have reached a provisional or automatic qualifying standard for the NCAA Championships in either indoor or outdoor seasons.