The Penn State Abington junior earns another accolade.
Wednesday, February 20
Penn State Abington junior basketball player Mike Colacci, of Middlesex, N.J., earned yet another accolade this week. The Philadelphia Area Small College Basketball Association awarded the guard with the Sam Cozen Player of the Week Award. The Cozen award is bestowed upon a local basketball player who has excelled in his pursuits on the hard-court, and recipients are nominated and voted upon by a selection of the area's college and university basketball coaches at several points over the season. Colacci's play throughout the season has been exceptional, but his past two weeks have been particularly noteworthy as he was recently named the NEAC Conference Player of the Week and ECAC Division III Player of the Week for his performance during …
William Alton played basketball across the pond and now seeks to play ball semi-professionally in the U.S.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Earlier this year, William Alton was playing on the men’s basketball team at Penn State Abington. In July, he was playing professionally in Italy and in Serbia. Alton, of Pennington, N.J., said he was playing overseas not because he has to, but because he wants to. “I have the opportunity to make my dream a reality,” Alton said. “I get to play professional basketball if I take advantage of every opportunity out here.” According to the website, usbasket.com, more than 6,700 Americans are playing basketball overseas, and that’s just in the last five years. It’s a much more viable option now; Alton credits his education from Penn State Abington to provide such opportunities. Alton said that the language barrier was the hardest and most …