College Insider: Lebanon’s Perry making early contributions for MVNU

2:02 a.m. Monday, Dec. 4, 2017 Journal-News Sports
Springboro’s Haylie Crouch (12) and Lebanon’s Rachel Perry (2) compete during a Division I sectional final at Troy on Feb. 24, 2017. MARC PENDLETON/STAFF

Rachel Perry is making an immediate impact as a freshman forward for the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s basketball team.

The Lebanon High School graduate is shooting 53.8 percent from the field for the Cougars, who are 7-3 overall and 2-1 in the Crossroads League. Perry’s averaging 8.1 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.9 blocks, 0.9 steals and 0.5 assists while playing 17.9 minutes per game off the bench.

MVNU will travel to Spring Arbor (Mich.) on Thursday at 7 p.m.

• Freshman center Bryn Mangold (Lakota East) has played in every game off the bench for Otterbein, which is 4-3 overall and 1-1 in the Ohio Athletic Conference.

Mangold is averaging 4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. She’s shooting 46.2 percent from the floor and 80 percent from the foul line.

The Cardinals will visit Capital on Saturday at 3 p.m.

Volleyball: Toledo redshirt senior middle hitter Rachel Vidourek (Talawanda) has been named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team.

Vidourek has a 3.250 grade point average and is working toward a master’s degree in nursing.

She led the Rockets in serving percentage (.977) this season. Vidourek was second in total blocks (101), attack percentage (.292), points per set (2.92) and blocks per set (0.89) while placing third in kills (253) and kills per set (2.24). She totaled 91 digs and 15 service aces.

Toledo finished 12-16 overall and 7-9 in the MAC West Division.

• Chattanooga freshman libero Megan Kaufman (Lakota West) has earned a spot on the Southern Conference All-Freshman team.

Kaufman picked up a pair of SoCon Defensive Player of the Week awards as the Mocs finished 13-18 overall and 6-10 in the conference.

She led the SoCon with 613 digs while collecting 88 assists and 19 service aces. Kaufman ranks among the Division I leaders in digs.

Football: Senior cornerback Jay DeMarcia (Hamilton) played in eight games this year for Thomas More, notching 11 solo tackles and 12 assists.

Sophomore defensive lineman Noah Sayre (Lebanon) added six solos, one assist, one sack and two tackles for the Saints. Freshman running back Silas Ingram (Lakota East) ran 10 times for 36 yards.

Thomas More finished 6-4 overall and 5-3 in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference.

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