Few Choice Words: Sept. 28

Category:  Sports
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 at 9:30 PM

As week four of Edinboro sports concludes, history has been made. Trevon Jenifer, Edinboro alumnus, helped bring home the gold for the U.S. in the Paralympic Games in wheelchair basketball. Filling up the stat sheet wherever the team needed him, Jenifer had it on the defensive end, in particular, piling up steals and blocks in every appearance he made.

Making his case as the best tennis player in Edinboro history, Vitor Albanese added another trophy to his collection as he won the Oracle ITA’s Regional Singles Championship. The three day competition would be capped off when he defeated Bluefield State’s Alex Rudenco.

Edinboro’s football team watched their win streak come to an end this Saturday in the hands of conference favorite IUP. After the 56-28 loss, the Scots have to keep working toward their goal, a playoff berth. It’s easy to lose sight of that after a loss, but at 3-1, they have to use the loss as momentum going into practice, to grow and learn of what can be done better.

The women’s volleyball team has been on an impressive streak, with their ninth straight victory this past week, moving to 2-0 in the PSAC northwest division. Senior Victoria Severo continues to assert her dominance. Her .516 hitting percentage warranted 16 kills at the mercy of the University of Pitt-Johnstown Lady Cats. Threatening to rank among the top teams in the nation, every victory will help prove their case.

Sitting at 20th in the nation, Edinboro’s women’s soccer team dropped one spot, continuing their success after the tough loss to Kutztown. Kagiavas’ team has rallied since, winning five straight. Contributions from all over have not only braced this team after the loss of key players, but propelled them to their best start in program history.

After winning athlete of the year last year, Henri Wade-Chatman and fellow women’s basketball standout Aignee’ Freeland have made their case over the years as some of the best to go through the program. This past summer, Chatman signed with CB Cuidad de Valladolid of the Spain LEB Silver Division and Freeland to ICIM ARAD from Romania.

Traveling to Louisville for a staple meet in the Edinboro cross country program, runners will be challenged once again as they prove their case to be respected as a national meet participant. They rank third overall in the region.

ESPN, the flagship network of sports coverage across the globe, was recently nominated for a digital innovation Emmy for their Snapchat Discovery team productions. Alumni of Edinboro University and graduates of the journalism field, Anthony LePinto and Patrick Nuzzo have been on the that team for much of the application’s existence and continue to be integral parts of its development. Look for the complete story in ourupcoming special issue, arriving on homecoming.

— Michael Lantinen 

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