Being a pitcher has meant no hitting for Luongo, who batted .380 as a freshman. He misses getting into the batter's box. Luongo said that Mules coach Bob Macaluso always uses a designated hitter to bat for the pitchers.
"I haven't picked up a bat this season," he said. "That's sad. I think I was on a pace for 100 hits in my career."
Former West Chester East standout Maria Whitehead has been named to the United States Field Hockey Association's women's junior World Cup team.
The Wake Forest sophomore will play at the International Hockey Federation competition May 14 to 26 in Buenos Aires. The U.S. team is scheduled to compete in Pool A of the four-pool tournament along with India, New Zealand and defending champion The Netherlands. The United States will face New Zealand in its opening game.
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Spring-Ford graduate Laurie Bean had three goals and an assist as Drexel thumped Howard, 16-7, for its second women's lacrosse win of the season April 17.
Conestoga graduate Laura Snee was among eight Pennsylvania State University seniors on the women's softball team honored before the squad's final homestand of the season on Sunday.
Phoenixville graduate Kelly Clark of Marywood College made the softball honor roll in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference for the week ending April 16. Clark batted .333 with two runs scored as Marywood split two games.
West Chester East graduate Brian Moose shot a team-low 80 as the Cabrini golf team went 1-1 in matches for the week ending April 16. His effort put him on the PAC golf honor roll.
Gettysburg's Carl Savage won the hammer throw at the Christopher Newport Invitational meet in Newport News, Va., earlier this month. Savage's heave was 107 feet, 8 inches. The Spring-Ford graduate also was fourth in the discus (112-8) and sixth in the shot put (34-10 1/4).
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