Western graduate Smith coming into her own as Hoyas freshman


February 25, 1996|By Doug Brown | Doug Brown,SUN STAFF

Kimberly Smith (Western) is coming on strong for Georgetown.

Attracting an increasing amount of attention, the freshman guard had a game-high 10 assists against Providence, a game-high 20 points against Villanova and a career-high 21 points against Miami. She has moved up to be the Hoyas' No. 4 scorer with a 10.3 average.

* Shenandoah's Phil Dixon (St. Frances) is the Dixie Conference Player of the Year for the second straight season after leading the league in scoring (22.5), assists (9.6) and free-throw percentage (82.9). This is the third straight season he has led the Dixie in assists.

* Off the bench, sophomore Christina Williamson (Mercy) has been Susquehanna's most reliable player at both ends of the floor with 4.4 points and 3.2 rebounds. . . . New Hampshire College's Orlando Ranson (St. Frances) was New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Week for the fifth time after collecting 36 points and 16 assists in wins over Keene State and Stony Brook. . . . Rich Rhinehart (Towson Catholic), who leads Shippensburg in assists and steals, had 17 points and eight rebounds, both game highs, in a loss to Edinboro. . . . Donta Evans (McDonogh) led West Chester with 24 points in a loss to Cheyney. . . . Jill St. Clair (St. Paul's), a senior lacrosse starter and history major, earned a Dean's Award (3.3 grade-point average or higher) at Colgate.


By shaving almost four seconds off his previous best time with a 9 minutes, 40.57 seconds in winning the 1,000-yard freestyle against Rutgers, fresheman B.J. Brannan (Loyola) moved into third on UMass' all-time list in the event.

* Shippensburg freshman Mary Alice Fehr (South River), who has the team's best time in the 1,000-yard freestyle, figures to be a factor in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championships this weekend. Another Shippensburg freshman, Greg Hillis (Calvert Hall), is a contender in three men's events.


In indoor track and field, Erin Graham (Woodlawn) set her seventh Virginia Tech record in an individual event when she was fourth in the 500-meter run in 1:16.60 in the George Mason Winter Invitational. Teammate Michelle Smith (Old Mill) won the shot put at 44 feet, 1 inch, a personal best by almost three feet . . . .Lacrosse midfielder Gary Mryncza (Archbishop Curley) plunges into his second season at VMI after registering the second-best ground balls average (8.77) and ninth best faceoffs percentage (60.9) in Division I as a freshman. . . . Sophomore Kevin McKinney (Old Mill), who had then Kent track team's best times for 100 (10.3) and 200 meters (20.9) last spring, returns as ++ a key figure in the sprint lineup.

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