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College POW Roundup: West Middlesex Grad Parrish Nabs PAC Honors for Grove City

Grove City's Clayton Parrish. Photo Grove City College athletics.

NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – West Middlesex alum and Grove City College standout Clayton Parrish was named Presidents’ Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Case Western.

Parrish ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries in Grove City’s 14-13 win over Case Western Reserve Saturday afternoon at Robert E. Thorn Field in Grove City, Pennsylvania. It was his second-straight 100-yard rushing game and sixth of his career. Parrish’s 36-yard touchdown sprint gave Grove City a 14-13 lead with 3:56 left in the first half. He would have had a third score with two minutes left, but following an 18-yard second down run went to the ground at the Spartans’ three-yard line, clinching the victory. He ranks fourth on Grove City’s career list and is ninth on Division III’s active career leader list with 32 rushing touchdowns.

Also, Villa Maria graduate Sarah Fails was named PSAC Women’s Soccer Athlete of the Week for Gannon. Fails once again carried the day for the Golden Knight offense, putting home both goals in Saturday’s 2-0 victory over IUP – two beautiful left-footed strikes that collected all three points for Gannon and maintained its first-place tie with Mercyhurst in the PSAC West standings.

In addition, Slippery Rock High alum Amanda Lewis was named PAC Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week for Westminster. Lewis finished Westminster’s 2-0 week with two goals and an assist. She scored the first goal in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory at Grove City before posting the first goal and assisting on another in Saturday’s 3-0 shutout win over two-time defending PAC champion Chatham. Lewis netted the goal against Grove City in the 15th minute on an assist from Natalie Vilchek. She scored in the 12th minute against Chatham before assisting on Allie Augustine’s goal in the 82nd minute. Lewis’ six assists rank third in the PAC, while her 14 points (5G, 6A) rank eighth.

Franklin grad Savanna Carr was named AMCC Women’s Cross Country Athlete of the Week for Penn State Behrend, while Behrend’s Kody Klein, a Prep grad, took the honors on the boys’ side.

Carr was first on the team and 95th out of 319 runners at the NCAA DIII Pre-Meet held on Saturday. She crossed the finish line in 23:57.5 for the 6K. Klein, meanwhile, led the Lions at the NAA Division III Pre-Meet, running the 8K in 27:10.2 for 157th place overall (out of 329 runners).

See the complete Player of the Week winners here: PSACPACAMCC

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