Courtney Davidson joins Hartford staff

Courtney Davidson joins Hartford staff


Ursuline graduate Courtney Davidson has taken an assistant coaching job at Hartford, the school announced on Friday.

Davidson had been an assistant with Youngstown State’s women’s basketball team for the past two seasons.

Davidson was in her second stint with the Penguins after previously serving as the director of operations for YSU during the 2013-14 season. She played collegiately at Michigan State,

YSU bowling adds Florence as transfer


The Youngstown State bowling team has added Division I transfer Sarah Florence to its roster for the 2019-20 season, Penguins head coach Doug Kuberski announced on Friday.

Florence competed her first two collegiate seasons at LIU Brooklyn and will have two years of eligibility remaining in her career. She is originally from Egg Harbor City, N.J., and she is the fourth addition to the program for 2019-20.

Florence was a regular in the lineup for LIU Brooklyn as a sophomore. The Blackbirds were 23rd in the final National Tenpin Coaches Association Top 25 Poll. She posted an 18.07 frame average and a 78.1 fill percentage, and she was named to the NEC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Florence will join Emma Wrenn, who committed in March and bowled at Saint Francis U as a freshman, as new Penguins in 2019-20 who have Division I experience. Megan Grams and Alicia Yacono each signed a National Letter of Intent and will be freshmen on next year’s squad.

Creager named to HL All-Academic team

Indianapolis, Ind.

Senior Youngstown State women’s golfer Megan Creager and has been voted to the 2018-19 Horizon League Women’s Golf All-Academic Team for her success on the course and in the classroom, the conference announced on Friday.

Creager was also named the league’s all-academic team last season.

She competed in 10 events as a senior this season with two top-20 finishes and four in the top 25. She placed 15th at the Savannah State Invitational, her best finish of the year. She concludes her career ranked 10th in program history with 75 birdies, and 12th with 76 rounds played.

At least one YSU women’s golfer has earned all-academic honors in each of the past seven seasons. Creager is the ninth player in program history to be tabbed to the Horizon League All-Academic Team multiple times.

Creager boasts a 3.86 grade-point average as a marketing management major.

EGCC’s Knaus wins OCCAC batting title


Eastern Gateway’s Evan Knaus, a freshman from Boardman High School, won the Ohio Community College Athletic Association batting title with a .445 average.

Knaus had 53 hits in 119 plate appearances, scored 35 runs scored and had 12 doubles, a triple and six home runs. He also had 38 RBIs as he helped the Gators to an 18-21 overall and 10-16 mark in OCCAC play under first-year head coach John Zizzo.

Knaus also registered a .731 slugging percentage and 1.249 OPS and had a .518 on-base percentage. He drew 18 walks.

Freshman pitcher Noah Laster from Jackson-Milton finished fourth in strikeouts with 66 (in 531/3 innings) and was tied in wins with five. He finished 5-0 with a 4.07 ERA in 12 total appearances and seven starts.

Federer loses to Thiem in Madrid Open


Roger Federer wasted two match points in a 3-6, 7-6 (11), 6-4 loss to Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open on Friday.

The fifth-seeded Thiem outlasted Federer in the second-set tiebreaker and broke him twice in the third set to close out the match in more than two hours.

Thiem will next face top-ranked Novak Djokovic, who didn’t have to play his quarterfinal after Marin Cilic withdrew because of food poisoning.

Staff/wire report

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