Jordan Hollander is one of a large group of young players making an impact on the Dickinson College football team.
Sophomore Hollander, an Abington Heights grad, started in the defensive backfield for the Red Devils who finished 3-7 overall and 3-6 in the Centennial Conference.
The 6-foot, 185-pounder had 44 tackles, including 24 unassisted, with two interceptions and a forced fumble. In a 38-7 loss to Susquehanna on Sept. 30 he had his best game with a career-high 11 tackles, an interception he returned for 13 yards and the forced fumble. In a 41-10 loss to Johns Hopkins on Sept. 23, he attempted his only field goal of the season and connected from 34 yards out.
“Jordan displayed tremendous mental and physical toughness all season long,” coach Brad Fordyce said. “He is a true competitor and a student of the game. He challenges himself equally in the film room as he does on the field. He’s a player that leads by his actions and makes people around him better.”
The coach feels Hollander has a bright future with the Red Devils.
“Players like Jordan will continue to help Dickinson football climb back to the top of the league,” Fordyce said.
Tim Toro (Abington Heights)
The 6-foot-9, 210-pound sophomore center is starting for the West Chester men’s basketball team, the Golden Rams off to a 3-0 start. Toro is averaging 7.3 points and 6.7 rebounds with eight steals and seven assists. He had nine points and 11 rebounds in an 82-69 season-opening victory over Wesley on Nov. 11 and 10 points in a 71-45 triumph over Chestnut Hill on Nov. 15. As a freshman, he played in 22 games with nine starts and averaged 3.3 points and 2.4 rebounds with 11 blocked shots.
Malorie McCoy (Abington Heights)
The senior was named Most Valuable Player after scoring the game-winning goal in both the semifinals and finals to lead the 15-8 Arcadia field hockey team to the ECAC Division III Tournament title Nov. 11-12 in Reading. She had the first goal in a 2-0 triumph over Stockton in the semis and the first goal in a 2-0 victory over FDU-Florham in the title game. McCoy, a MAC Commonwealth honorable mention pick, finished with 11 goals and four assists for 26 points with six game-winners.
Shelby Croasdale (Lackawanna Trail)
The senior was named to the Colonial States Athletic Conference second team for her play with the Keystone field hockey team. It was the third league honor for the 5-foot-4 co-captain. She was first team pick as a junior and a second teamer as a sophomore. Croasdale had four goals and two assists for 10 points for the Giants who finished 6-10 overall and 3-4 in league play and saw the season end with a 1-0 loss to Marywood on Oct. 25. In 67 career games and 63 starts, she had 12 goals and eight assists for 32 points.
Quinn Karam (Abington Heights)
The senior had six tackles to share the team lead but Penn dropped a 10-0 decision to Army in the Collegiate Sprint Football League championship game on Nov. 10 in West Point, N.Y. The Quakers were the defending champion and held the Cadets to their lowest point total of the season. Linebacker Karam finished the season with 40 tackles, including 29 unassisted. He also had a sack of eight yards, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries to help Penn finish with an 8-2 record. He had his best game of the season when he had 11 tackles in a 35-13 victory over Mansfield on Nov. 3.
Jonathan Zedar (Lackawanna Trail)
The defensive back wrapped up his career with the Lycoming football team in a 20-14 loss to Stevenson in a Middle Atlantic Conference game on Nov. 11 in Owings Mills, Md., the Warriors finishing 4-6 overall and 4-5 in league play. The 5-foot-10, 172-pounder had 22 tackles and three pass breakups and in 28 career games, he had 67 tackles including 51 solos. Zedar had 27 total tackles as a junior and 24 as a sophomore after playing with the junior varsity as a freshman.
Ally Christman (Abington Heights)
The sophomore, who saw action in eight games off the bench as a freshman, played in all 16 games with three starts for the Ithaca women’s soccer team this season. The 5-foot-5 forward scored her first collegiate goal in an 8-0 non-league victory over Wells on Sept. 11. She assisted on the third goal in a 4-0 in a non-league triumph over St. John Fisher on Sept. 27. The Bombers finished 7-9 overall and 4-5 in Liberty League play after a 2-1 league victory over Vassar in a home game in Ithaca, N.Y. on Oct. 28.
Sydney Gualtieri (Abington Heights)
The junior is a key member on the Delaware women’s rowing team which captured its third straight Head of the Occoquan Regatta on Nov. 7 in Occoquan, Va. Gualtieri competed with two boats for the Blue Hens. She sat in the second seat on the 4+ boat which finished sixth and she sat in the fourth seat on the Varsity 8 boat which finished ninth. The regatta was the final event for the team during the fall season. Delaware opens its spring portion of the schedule on March 17 in Philadelphia.
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