THE NEXT LEVEL: Student-Athlete in the Spotlight: Allen Saar

Allen Saar is a 2016 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and current sophomore with Coppin State University. (Photo courtesy of Coppin State Baseball)

Allen is a 2016 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and current sophomore on the Coppin State University Baseball team. Allen is the son of Tim and Amy Saar and is majoring in Biology with a concentration in Pre-Medicine. He is also currently participating in research with Dr. Jamal Uddin in the nanotechnology lab on campus as they are looking to increase efficiency and/or decrease cost in the use of solar energy. Allen says that what he most enjoys about playing baseball is, “the opportunity to play the game that I have loved my whole life. A lot of players do not have the opportunity to play after high school, so I am focused on just making the most out of my college career.” Allen says that what he finds to be the most challenging part of being a collegiate student-athlete is, “staying on top of your school work. With playing at least four games a week, it can be easy to lose track of what you need to get done. Ultimately, you are at school to get an education, so it is necessary to use the little time between games, practices, lifts, and recovery time for your academics.” Coppin State had their game with Lehigh on Wednesday cancelled due to weather. On Saturday, they dropped a doubleheader to Fordham by scores of 10-8 and 4-1. Allen was held out of those games due to illness. For the season, he is batting .500 with a .613 on base percentage.

Cole Reeder: 2016 graduate of Central Mountain High School and current pitcher on the Mount Saint Mary’s University (MD) Baseball team. Cole was the starting pitcher in Friday’s 9-7 loss to the University of Maryland Baltimore County. He pitched three innings while surrendering five runs on five hits. For the season, he has pitched nine innings over three game starts.

Erin Reese: 2016 Central Mountain High School graduate and sophomore runner on the Susquehanna University Indoor Track team. Next action for the River Hawks will be on March 24th when the spring season begins at the Juniata Invitational.

Bryce Mansfield: 2017 Central Mountain High School graduate and current freshman on the Misericordia University Track and Field team. Bryce is a hurdler, but has been rehabbing from an ACL injury suffered during his senior year in high school and is on pace to resume normal activities sometime during the spring season. The Cougars will be at the Elizabethtown Early Bird Opener this week.

Quinn McCluskey: 2017 graduate of CMHS and a freshman on the Women’s Tennis team at East Stroudsburg University. ESU will begin their spring season with a spring break tournament this week in Hilton Head, S.C.

Riley Green: 2016 Central Mountain High School graduate and sophomore runner on the Earlham College (IN) Track & Field team. Riley and his teammates have completed the indoor portion of their season and now prepare for the first event of the outdoor season on March 22nd.

Dan Roan: 2013 graduate of Bellefonte High School and current graduate student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a member of the baseball team at the school. Dan is listed on the Crimson Hawks roster as a left-handed pitcher.

Madison Brown: A 2016 Central Mountain High School graduate and current sophomore on the Lycoming College Women’s Softball team. Lycoming begins their season this week at the Field of Dreams Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Rachel Shady: A 2014 Central Mountain graduate and current senior on the Lycoming College Women’s Softball team.

Moriah Lindsay: 2014 Central Mountain High School graduate and current senior on the Lock Haven University Women’s Softball team. LHU began a 10-game trip to Florida yesterday. In a 9-7 LHU win over Northwood, Moriah went 0-3 at the plate. Then in a 6-0 win over Post University, she went 1-2 with two walks, two stolen bases and three runs scored. With the two victories, LHU improved to 3-5 on the season. They will play games in Florida throughout the week.

(Athletes or their parents who would like the athlete to be included in this weekly feature are asked to send updated information each week by Sunday evening to sbaker@lockhaven.com. Information should be for Monday-Saturday of the previous week.)

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