Otto earns honor at Mercyhurst U.

MERCYHURST, Pa. — Alyssa Otto finished her brilliant high school career with 145 goals, which ranks fourth all-time in Ohio prep history.

The St. Clairsville graduate has picked up right where she left off at the collegiate level.

Now a freshman at Mercyhurst University, Otto is currently the team leader with six goals and was recently named the school’s female athlete of the week.

Actually, Otto is among the team leaders in numerous offensive categories. Along with the goals, she’s tallied 11 total points. She’s taken 21 shots and 12 of those have been on goal.

Otto has started all six games of her young career in a Lakers’ uniform. She and her teammates are 3-2-1 on the season and return to the pitch Saturday at 7 p.m. against Seton Hill.

Here’s a look at other Ohio Valley products:



COLTON MCKIVITZ, West Virginia — Red-shirt senior continued to shine for the Mountaineers and was named one of the offensive players of the game after WVU’s win at Kansas. Head coach Neal Brown named McKivitz as WVU’s MVP after four games.

JOSH SILLS, West Virginia — Meadowbrook grad didn’t travel to Kansas and earlier this week, he underwent shoulder surgery, which brought his season to an end. He will have a season of eligibility remaining in 2020.

AUSTIN DORRIS, Bowling Green — Shadyside graduate caught two passes for 18 yards in the Falcons’ loss to Kent State.

CHUCKWUDI CHUCKWU, Ohio — Linsly product posted one tackle in the Bobcats’ loss to Louisiana-Lafayette.

MANDELLA LAWRENCE-BURKE, Kent State — Steubenville graduate led the Flashes with nine tackles in their win over Bowling Green.


ELIJAH BELL, North Carolina A&T — Wheeling Park graduate and his teammates had the weekend off.

MAALIK RICHMOND, Youngstown State — Steubenville product and his teammates had an open week. They host Robert Morris on Saturday.


MATT BARBOUR, Ohio Dominican — Martins Ferry graduate was not listed on the Panthers’ participation chart in last week’s win against Findlay.

BRADY BLATTNER, Ohio Dominican — Meadowbrook graduate was not listed on the Panthers’ participation chart in last week’s win against Findlay.

COLE SKAGGS, West Virginia Wesleyan — St. Clairsville grad posted two tackles in last week’s loss to Charleston.

GEREMY PAIGE, California, Pa. — Wheeling Park graduate had three tackles, including a sack in a win over Shippensburg.

ZACH PHILLIPS, West Liberty — Senior from Wheeling Park completed 12-of-23 passes for 160 yards and a touchdown. He also rushed for 36 yards.

NATE PHILLIPS, West Liberty — Wheeling Park graduate played in last week’s game.

JACK DAVIS, West Liberty — Martins Ferry product had three tackles in last week’s loss.

CODY ENRIETTI, West Liberty — Weir High grad posted four tackles. He had a half a sack and a tackle for a loss.

CLAY MCDONALD, West Liberty — Senior from Wheeling Park posted 9 tackles in last week’s loss.

KOTY HUDSON, West Liberty — Brooke High graduate had seven tackles in last week’s game.

THOMAS COLE, West Liberty — Brooke High product caught 3 passes for 21 yards in last week’s loss at Frostburg.

REED REITTER, West Liberty — Freshman from Weir High punted five times for a 31.2 yard average. He also had a kickoff that covered 43 yards.

CHANCE RUCKER, West Liberty — Caldwell graduated started on the Hilltoppers’ offensive line.

TYLER ELY, West Liberty — Steubenville product started at right guard for the Hilltoppers.

JACK FITCH, Wheeling — Martins Ferry graduate played during the Cardinals loss last week.

RYAN LAFOLLETTE, Wheeling — Monroe Central graduate caught 6 passes for 42 yards and rushed once for a yard in the Cardinals’ loss to Urbana.

JAKE KEENAN, Wheeling — Toronto graduate caught 4 passes for 82 yards and a touchdown.

MATT GREENWOOD, Wheeling — St. Clairsville graduate punted five times for a 38.6 yard average with a long of 49 yards. He was also true on two PAT kicks.

ZACH EKEY, Wheeling — Steubenville graduate started along the Cardinals’ offensive line.

BRADY KOLB, Wheeling — St. Clairsville graduate played on special teams. He had a 14-yard kickoff return.

JOHNNY AGRESTA, Walsh — Steubenville graduate posted two tackles in a loss to Tiffin.

ALIJAH DEMITRAS, Walsh — Steubenville product started once again at center.


CHRISTIAN WITCHEY, St. Vincent’s — St. Clairsville alumnus punted seven times for an average of 47.7 yards and dropped two inside the 20 during a loss to Westminster.

VON WOODING, Oberlin — Linsly graduate recorded three tackles in a loss to Ohio Wesleyan.

JERMAIN SNODGRASS, Bethany — Wheeling Park graduate posted three tackles in a win over Waynesburg.

LUKE MENGES, Waynesburg — Union Local alumnus posted six tackles and broke up a pass in the loss to Bethany.

LUCAS DONLEY, Waynesburg — Union Local product posted six tackles, includidng 1.5 for loss during a loss to Bethany.

TANNER CLARK, Marietta — Caldwell grad had a huge day in a win over Muskingum. He rushed 39 times for 214 yards and three touchdowns.

VIC GIOVENGO, Marietta — Linsly School graduate posted eight tackles and recovered a fumble last week.

GAGE GIOVENGO, Marietta — Linsly product caught a pass for 49 yards last week against Muskingum.

MAX TICE, Marietta — Toronto grad recorded six tackles in a win over Muskingum.

TROY PONTIUS, Marietta — Buckeye Trail graduate played in last week’s win over Muskingum.

BOONE JONES, Marietta — Shenandoah graduate had a tackle in last week’s game.


HANNAH KEMP, West Liberty — Freshman from Union Local finished 36th overall at the LHU Invitational at Lock Haven University. She ran a 22:54.1 for 6K. She was the top Hilltopper finisher.

MICHAEL HARRIMAN, West Liberty — Wheeling Park product was 14th overall in 25:52.6 for 8K.

JACOB BISHOP, Alabama-Huntsville — Martins Ferry graduate finished 20th overall and was fourth on his team with a time of 25:33.24 for the 8K race at the Missouri Southern Stampede last weekend.

MEGAN BATEMAN, California, Pa. — Union Local graduate was the fifth runner from her team to finish and 27th overall in 25:46.86 at the NJAIAW Championships in New Jersey last weekend.

SHAYE BECKETT, California, Pa. — Bellaire product finished 31st overall in the NJAIAW Championships with a time of 25:56.83.


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