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February 19. 2013 4:08AM
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Right wing Colin McDonald will represent the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins this weekend in the American Hockey League All-Star Classic at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
The AHL All-Star Skills Competition is scheduled for Sunday at 3 p.m. with the All-Star Game set for Monday night at 7.
McDonald has 12 goals and 24 assists in 39 games during his first season with the Penguins.
Rookie defenseman Simon Despres was also selected, but he is unavailable. Despres is out of the lineup for the parent Pittsburgh Penguins because of a knee injury.
Marywood University led all Colonial States Athletic Conference schools with 74 selections to the CSAC All-Academic team for the fall.
About 65 percent of Marywood‚??s fall student-athletes met the criteria of at least a 3.2 grade point average during their season.
The 12 CSAC schools had 578 athletes honored for their athletic performance. Among that group, 39 were also first-team all-stars, while 38 were second-team picks, and 40 were honorable mention.
Marywood‚??s Ryan Jones, a men‚??s soccer Co-Player of the Year, was among the All-Academic selections.
Kristen Pickering, a women‚??s soccer player from Holy Cross, and Jessica McCauley, a women‚??s cross country runner from North Pocono, were among the Marywood selections.
Keystone College had 37 athletes selected.
Those selections included: Samantha Morgan, field hockey, Abington Heights; Justin Clarke, men‚??s cross country, Lackawanna Trail; Paul Devine, men‚??s cross country, West Scranton; Chris Hughes, men‚??s soccer, West Scranton; Roseann Rutledge, women‚??s volleyball, Old Forge; Olivia Kashuba, women‚??s soccer, Summit Christian Academy; Jessica Galeno, women‚??s soccer, Scranton; Heather Godino, women‚??s tennis, West Scranton; and Kathleen Jackson, women‚??s tennis, Bishop Hannan.
University of Scranton women‚??s lacrosse coach Becky Davis has named senior defender Alison Gilroy, senior attacker Kaela Mahon, and junior goalkeeper Kathleen Smart as captains for the upcoming season.
Mahon has 60 career goals while Smart has 11 wins in goal.
Scranton opens Feb. 19 at Haverford College.
There are still spots available in the third annual Electric City Baseball and Softball Academy‚??s Winter Hitting League held at Connell Park.
The cost is $125 per player. The February sessions will be held in the early afternoon and evenings Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25. Once registered, players are given a one-hour time slot, based on their age.
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