Kroll recovering from surgery, eyes return

Caitlyn Kroll made a tough decision at the end of last season.

The Bridgeport graduate had just helped lead St. Francis to a NEC title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. However, she opted to explore her options and it resulted in a transfer to Ohio University.

Kroll is currently sitting out because of NCAA Transfer Rules. But, she’s also in recovery mode, too.

The 2,000-plus point prep scorer recently underwent surgery, in Pittsburgh, for a torn hip labrum. The injury was discovered as she battled continual pain during workouts with the Bobcats. After physical therapy and some treatment couldn’t rectify the pain, Kroll sought additional opinions and the injury was formally discovered early last month.

The expected recovery from the procedure is six months, meaning Kroll should be healthy and ready to go when she’s able to suit up for the Bobcats next season.


Division I

COLTON McKIVITZ, West Virginia — The Union Local product is slated to make his 34th career start when the Mountaineers take on Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl in Orlando. McKivitz’s 34 starts ranks second on the team, but is the most on the offensive side of the ball.

CHUCK CHUCKWU, Ohio — Linsly School grad played in the Bobcats’ Frisco Bowl victory against San Diego State.

Division III

LUCAS HERRINGTON, Mount Union – Steubenville Big Red graduate caught three passes for 40 yards in a loss to Mary Hardin Baylor in the Stagg Bowl last Friday.


CHASE HARLER, West Virginia – Wheeling Central grad scored four points in a win over Pitt and had five points in a loss to Rhode Island last Sunday.

LOGAN ROUTT, West Virginia – Cameron grad started again against Rhode Island and had five points and three rebounds. Against Pitt, he had four points and five rebounds.

PHIL BLEDSOE, Glenville State – Wheeling Park graduate scored nine points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a win over Davis & Elkins.

TRENTON TIPTON, Wooster – Union Local graduate got the start in a game in Mesa, Ariz. on Wednesday and scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds. On Tuesday, in that same event, he scored six points off the bench. The Scots lost both games on the trip.

SHANE JOHNSON, Waynesburg — Shadyside grad scored a season-high 12 points in a loss to Penn State-Behrend earlier this week.

LUKAS ISALY, Marietta – River product started once again for the Pioneers, who are ranked 10th in the nation, and scored six points to go along with three assists and two steals. Against Wilmington, last weekend, he scored seven points.

ANTHONY WALLACE, Marietta – Linsly graduated started and scored 13 points in a win over Muskingum on Wednesday. He also collected eight rebounds. In a win over Wilmington, he scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds.

TREY SINGLETON, Muskingum –Meadowbrook grad played 10 minutes and scored four points in a loss to Marietta. He scored six points in a win over Otterbein.

CHASE YOHO, Muskingum — Bellaire product appeared in the Muskies’ win over Otterbein last weekend.


JENSEN CARETTI, Ohio State –River product didn’t play in the Buckeyes’ come-from-behind win over Florida.

MORGAN BRUNNER, West Liberty – Linsly grad scored two points in a loss last Tuesday to Walsh.

ALLI DELANEY, Notre Dame College – Union Local product averaged six points in losses to Ashland and Wayne State this week.

HALEY PORTER, Waynesburg — Union Local graduate scored 15 points before fouling out in a loss to Hiram.

KYLIE MCCENNEN, Washington & Jefferson – Wheeling Park grad averaged six points in a pair of Presidents’ victories.

CIERRA DAVIS, Washington & Jefferson — Bellaire alum played in a win over Westminster last weekend.

KELSI CHAPMAN, Wheeling Jesuit – Magnolia grad scored three points in a loss to Mercyhurst.

JOSIE DAUGHERTY, Fairmont State — Wheeling Park grad appeared in a victory against Davis & Elkins.

KALLEE DOWLER, Westminster (Mo) — Barnesville product averaged 16 points a game in a pair of wins.


TARIQ WILSON, N.C. State — Steubenville grad, who is a returning all-American, continued his impressive early season when he scored an 18-2 technical fall victory in a dual against Nebraska. Wilson’s 133-pound match was the final bout of the dual and the Wolfpack were down by six entering the match, meaning they needed a pin or tech from Wilson, who delivered. Wilson is now 8-0 on the season.

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