Local - Smith, Rooths close careers with weekly honors

November 13, 2000

Local roundup - Smith, Rooths close careers with weekly honors

PRINCETON, W.Va. - Shepherd running back Dalevon Smith and defensive back James Rooths, who ended their college careers with record-breaking performances, added West Virginia Intercolligiate Athletic Conference honors on Monday.

Smith, who is averaging 166.1 yards per game, established a Shepherd single-game rushing record in Saturday's 51-0 win over West Virginia Wesleyan. He rushed for 267 yards on 23 carries and scored four touchdowns.

He shared the offensive award with Fairmont State receiver Todd Anderson.

Rooths returned two punts for a touchdown, intercepted a pass and forced a fumble in Saturday's game against Wesleyan.

Rooths, an preseason All-American, was also selected special teams player of the week for his two punt return touchdowns, giving him an NCAA all-division record of 10 for his career.

Linebacker E.J. Burt recorded four sacks in West Liberty's 24-22 win over Glenville State to share the defensive honor.


Shepherd athletes honored

SHEPERDSTOWN, W.Va. - Several Sheperd College athletes were recently honored by the West Virginia Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

Senior captian Andrew Ritchie was selected as an honorable mention all-conference team in soccer.

Freshman forward Chrissy Murphy was named to the second team of the women's soccer team after leading the Rams with 11 goals.

Senior Cassie Leonard, junior ouside blocker Heather Neidermeier, sophomore outside hitter Kim Prisino, senior middle blocker Laura Roberts of Frederick, Md., and freshman middle hitter Tina McAllister of Williamsport, members of Shepherd's record setting 34-9 volleyball team were all accorded conference honors.

Leonard and Neiderneier were both first-team selections, while Prisino and Roberts were honorable mentions as McAllister was chosen to the all-freshman team. Leonard also earned WVIAC all-tournament honors.


Coke sponsors HCC game

Hagerstown Community College will play Harford on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the HCC athletic complex in its regular season home opener.

The game is sponsored by Coca-Cola, which will give free T-shirts to the first 200 students under and 14.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students.

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