Leppo Nichols to be inducted into Messiah's Hall of Honor

Former South Carroll field hockey standout Kim Leppo Nichols will be inducted into the Messiah College Athletic Hall of Honor next month.

In 1984, four years after leading South Carroll to the state championship, Leppo and a teammate became Messiah's first NCAA Division III All-Americans. Since teaching at Mount Airy Middle School and coaching at South Carroll, she has assumed the full-time position of mother of three.



James Madison junior Amanda Kuehl (McDonogh) !successfully defended her 3-meter diving title and also captured the 1-meter in the Colonial Athletic Association Championships. She has qualified for the Zone B Diving Championships March 15-16 at Navy.


* In his final college race, Georgia Southern's Jody O'Donnell (Calvert Hall) had a personal-best 2 minutes, 13 seconds in the 200-yard breaststroke in the Southern States Invitational. . . . Matt Brickley (Mount St. Joseph) was on Rowan's 200 medley relay that qualified for the NCAA championships with a school-record 1:34.72 in the Grove City College Invitational.

Track and field

Senior Chas Iliff (Gilman) ran the third leg on Williams' 1,600-meter relay team that clocked a 3:18.37 in the Division I New England meet to qualify for the Division III championships March 8-9 at Smith College.


Donta Evans (McDonogh) was named West Chester's Athlete of the Week and Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Division II Co-Rookie of the Week after totaling 37 points in two victories.

* Senior center Matt Harley (McDonogh) averaged 8.9 points and 4.2 rebounds for Haverford's winningest team in 19 years (14-9 regular season). . . . Freshman Orlando Ranson (St. Frances), who led New Hampshire College in points (16.1) and assists (6.5), was named New England Collegiate Conference Rookie of the Year. . . . Freshman Annetta Davis (St. Mary's) continued her strong rebounding for Syracuse with 17 in two games.


Misericordia sophomore physical therapy major Tom Walsh (C. Milton Wright), a starting soccer midfielder and baseball shortstop who led the team in runs scored (27) last spring, was named to the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference All-Academic team (3.2 GPA or better) for the fall semester. . . . Lafayette's Heather Bohanan (Friends), a junior field hockey player, was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll (3.2 or better)


* Katie Marschek, who had a 41-15 softball record at Dundalk, has been inserted in Long Island U.'s starting rotation as a freshman. . . . Sophomore Randy Frederick (Wilde Lake) won the parallel bars for James Madison in a loss to William and Mary with a personal-best 9.5 points, five-hundredths shy of the school record. . . . Lynchburg sophomore Whitney Brueckner (Maryvale Prep) finished third in intermediate flat in an equestrian show at Sweet Briar College.

* Tracie Miller (Severna Park), a 5-foot-3 senior, is back for her final gymnastics season at Rhode Island after scoring a 9.70 on the beam in the Atlantic 10 Championships last year, the second best in school history. . . . Locals Russell Croft (St. Paul's) and Duncan Slidell (Severn) are Washington and Lee lacrosse tri-captains. . . . Another Shippensburg athlete, freshman Renee Leach (Mt. de Sales), was on the mile relay that finished third and helped the Hornets capture the Old Dominion Conference track and field championship.