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Three Lady Lions Recognized by NEAC

A Penn State Abington soccer player, volleyball player and tennis player are each honored by the North Eastern Athletic Conference.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) selected three Lady Lions as student athlete of the week for the period of Aug. 31 through Sept. 9.

All three showed exemplary skill during their games during that period, and have been chosen for this honor from a group comprising several other athletes from around the conference.

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Gabrielle Benedict, of Jamison, Pa.

Benedict has been selected as the NEAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week for her effort in goal for the Nittany Lions. The sophomore goalkeeper helped the Nittany Lions open the year at 3-2 by totaling 22 saves and registering a .759 save percentage while allowing just seven goals (1.40 GAA), with four of those coming in a 4-2 setback to Keuka College, where she also made a season-high 11 saves.  Benedict also registered one shutout with a 1-0 victory over Cairn two weekends ago, and allowed just one goal in each of the other three contests.

Abby Millan, of El Paso, Texas

Millan has been named the NEAC Women’s Volleyball Student-Athlete of the Week for her sensational all-around performance for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions.  The freshman outside hitter led the Nittany Lions to a 4-2 record to start the year, totaling 67 kills (3.35 K/set), 48 digs (2.40 D/set), 22 serve aces (1.10 SA/set) four assists and 90 points (4.5 P/set), with her current averages in kills, serve aces and points all leading the conference.  Millan had double-digit kill totals in all but one of her matches and registered two double-doubles during that period, posting 15 kills and 11 digs in a 3-0 win over Keystone College and 17 kills and 19 digs in a hard fought 3-2 loss to McDaniel College.

Jenny Abraham, of Philadelphia

Abraham has been named the NEAC Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Week for her strong performance for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions. The senior opened the season with a straight-set victory out of the No. 1 singles spot, registering a 6-1, 6-3 win during her match against Messiah College this past Saturday.  It was one of two match points registered by the Nittany Lions, who suffered a 7-2 setback on the day.

-Information courtesy of Jeff Dobbin, Sports Information Director, Penn State Abington

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