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Five former Trojans return at Moravian

Sunday, August 21, 2016 by TODD KRESs in Sports

Several former Parkland High School athletes will be competing on college teams this fall.

Lafayette College’s Jacob Bissell got his college football career off on the right foot last fall. In connecting on eight of his 14 field goals and handling kickoffs for the Leopards, Bissell was named an All-Patriot League Second Team selection in 2015. He returns for his sophomore season that starts in a matter of weeks.

Five former Trojans are returning to the Moravian College gridiron this fall. Junior running back Eli Redmond returns after being one of the Hounds’ leading rushers in 2015. He finished with 429 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 87 carries, added 144 receiving yards and 491 return yards, and was named to the Centennial Conference First Team. Sophomore offensive lineman Shane Fisher is back after starting eight games on the line last year. Nick Zambelli, entering his sophomore season, started all 11 games last year in the defensive secondary. As a linebacker, Steve Ewald played in every game and recorded 73 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and one interception. Junior linebacker Dominic Rossetti recorded 15 tackles in 11 games last year.

Now a senior, East Stroudsburg University’s Hannah Gombos played a key role in guiding the Warriors to PSAC and NCAA Division III Atlantic Region titles in 2015. Playing in 21 of the team’s 23 games (all starts), Gombos played at the right back position and anchored the defense to nine shutouts a year ago. She also tallied two goals and two assists during that championship season.

Incoming senior Jess Wetherhold earned many accolades while playing for the DeSales women’s soccer team last year. As a midfielder, she was named to the All-MAC Freedom First Team, ECAC South Region First Team and the NSCAA All Mid-Atlantic Region Third Team. She tallied six goals and a team-high eight assists in 15 games last season and is tied for the team record with 17 career assists.

West Chester’s Callie Krajcir finished her junior season in 2015 in a stellar way. As a defensive specialist, she recorded 321 digs in 35 matches played to lead the Rams to a 26-11 record and a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Wilkes University senior linebacker Tanner Stengel played in all 10 games last year for the Colonels. He led the team in total tackles (129), solo tackles (79), tackles for loss (15) and sacks (4.5) in 2015. He’s hoping more of that success is to come this fall season. Former Parkland teammate and current Wilkes teammate Ryan Dupree also returns on the offensive line for his senior season.

Alicia Weigel, a senior hitter on the Eastern University women’s volleyball team, dominated play at the net last season. In a total of 112 sets, she recorded 309 kills and added 104 digs last fall. She is now up to 438 kills and 214 digs over her first three seasons.