THE NEXT LEVEL: Student-Athlete in the Spotlight: Cole Reeder
Cole is a 2016 graduate of Central Mountain High School where he played both baseball and basketball for the Wildcats. Prior to his high school days, he was a member of the Keystone Little League World Series team. Currently, he is a redshirt freshman on the Mount Saint Mary’s University (Md.) baseball team. Cole is the son of Jodi and Randy Reeder of Mill Hall. At Mount Saint Mary’s, he is majoring in sports journalism with a minor in business. Cole says that his goal is, “to change the program for the better at the Mount and we are doing that so far, but I’d like to be remembered for more than just my abilities as a player. I’d like to be remembered for my qualities as a great teammate.” Cole is listed as a 6’3” right-handed pitcher. On Thursday, he started against St. Bonaventure and tossed 3 2/3 innings, surrendering two hits but no runs while registering three strikeouts. He was on a limited pitch count in the contest. For the season, he has thrown six innings and has given up three earned runs. His ERA currently stands at 4.50. Cole says that his favorite thing about playing college baseball is, “the commitment it takes to separate yourself from others because everyone at the DI level is a good player so it’s the little things that separate you.” He concludes by acknowledging that being a collegiate student-athlete is a challenge. He says for him, “the greatest challenge is finding the energy for classes, studies and baseball.”
Geo Barzona: 2017 graduate of Central Mountain High School and currently a freshman competing at 125 pounds for the Bucknell Bison wrestling team. Geo wrestled in the EIWA Championships in Hempstead, NY this past weekend and finished 1-2. His consolation round victory over his opponent from Hofstra was the first postseason victory of his career. Geo finished his freshman campaign with a record of 7-12.
Chad Reese: Graduate of Central Mountain High School and current senior on the Bucknell Bison wrestling team. Wrestling over the weekend at the EIWA Championships, Chad earned his first career postseason victory when he defeated his opponent from Harvard in the consolation round. Chad went 1-2 in the tournament.
Maria Morgan: 2015 Bucktail High School graduate and current junior on the St. Vincent College Women’s Basketball team. On Wednesday in an ECAC Tournament first-round game against Pfeiffer University of Misenheimer, NC (20-5), Maria scored 10 points, and added four assists and three rebounds as SVC went on to win, 73-50. Playing in the quarterfinals of the ECAC Tournament on Friday against New York University, Maria scored 12 points and grabbed three rebounds in 26 minutes of play. SVC dropped the contest by a 61-54 score and ended their season with a record of 19-10.
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 24 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. The Cougars placed 3rd out of 32 teams this past weekend in New York City at the ECAC Indoor Championships. This week, the Cougars travel to Birmingham, Alabama for the NCAA Championships.
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 in Hilton Head, S.C., from March 10-17, 2018.
Riley Green: 2016 Central Mountain High School graduate and sophomore runner on the Earlham College (IN) Track and Field team.
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 will open their season on March 12 at the Field of Dreams Spring Classic in Myrtle Beach, SC. against Emory and Henry.
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. Next action will be March 12 when the team travels to Florida for 10 games.
Allen Saar: 2016 graduate of Jersey Shore High School and current sophomore on the Coppin State University baseball team. On Wednesday in a 3-1 loss at Navy, Allen went 2-4 at the plate. Over the weekend in a three games series at Eastern Kentucky, Allen was a combined 7-for-11 with a triple, two walks, four RBI’s and two runs scored. Coppin State dropped all three contests over the weekend. Entering Sunday’s game, Allen was leading the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in batting average, on base percentage and slugging percentage.
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