LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Two days after kicking a 30-yard field goal with no time remaining to elevate his team to victory, Brockway High School alum Jarrett Esposito earned Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West Special Teams Athlete of the Week honors for Oct. 17.
Esposito had easily the best game of his collegiate career on Saturday, lifting the Golden Eagles to a 23-21 win over Mercyhurst on the road. Entering the game against the Lakers, Esposito had made four career field goals on six career attempts. On this night, though, he hit three field goals of 30, 32, and 30 yards.
None were more consequential than the final one, with Esposito drilling a walk-off 30-yard field goal as time expired to cap the Golden Eagles’ game-winning eight-play, 52-yard drive. The Lakers attempted to ice the kicker by calling timeout before the fateful play, but Esposito split the uprights to even Clarion’s PSAC West record at 2-2.
Esposito is a perfect 5-for-5 on field goal attempts in 2022 and is also 15-for-15 on extra point attempts.
SNIDER NAMED VOLLEYBALL ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Clarion’s Cassidy Snider, a Conneaut graduate, earned PSAC West Athlete of the Week honors after helping the Golden Eagles improve to 20-1 overall and 10-0 in PSAC play last week.
Snider recorded a pair of kill-dig double-doubles last week as Clarion defeated Seton Hill and Mercyhurst in a pair of divisional matches. The sophomore outside hitter averaged 4.57 kills per set over the week, totaling 32 kills in seven total sets, while hitting a respectable .286. She also recorded 23 digs in the seven sets, an average of 3.29 digs per set. Snider had a 16-kill, 10-dig performance in the Golden Eagles’ gutsy effort over Seton Hill on Tuesday, and followed that up with 16 kills and 13 digs in just three sets against Mercyhurst.
Snider ranks second in the PSAC with 4.11 kills per set, and her attack percentage of .310 checks in at sixth in the conference.