Former York-Adams League athletes have earned numerous accolades recently on the college level.

That's especially true in women's volleyball, but it also extends to women's basketball, field hockey and swimming.

Following are a few notes about some former area high school standouts who have also made their marks on the next level.


EASTERN YORK GRAD COURTNEY RHEIN: Eastern York High School graduate Courtney Rhein set a new Appalachian State University volleyball record by notching her 1,832nd career dig in a 3-1 loss at Southern Conference rival Davidson on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (7-21, 3-11 SoCon) fell to the Wildcats (10-13, 6-7) for the second-straight time despite overcoming an early 1-0 hole to tie the match at 1-1 after two sets. Rhein, a 5-foot, 8-inch senior, finished with a team-high 25 digs and she passed Kali Rumberger to become Appalachian's career digs leader.

DOVER GRAD SAMMIE STRAUSBAUGH: Dover High School graduate Sammie Strausbaugh earned her first Atlantic Sun Conference Volleyball Player of the Week honor. Strausbaugh is a freshman at Jacksonville University.

For the week, Strausbaugh compiled 56 kills and 21 digs, helping Jacksonville to its first three-game win streak of the season. Strausbaugh opened the week with 13 kills, four digs and two blocks against Stetson. She followed that with 20 kills, eight digs and four blocks at Mercer. She finished the week tying a season high with 23 kills in a five-set win at Kennesaw State.


EASTERN YORK GRAD KELCI SCANNAPIECO: Eastern York High School graduate Kelci Scannapieco was named to the All-Commonwealth Conference Second Team for her efforts as a sophomore middle hitter for Elizabethtown.

In her first year with the Jays, Scannapieco led the Commonwealth Conference in blocks (131) and blocks per set (1.17). She was one of only two players to average better than a block per set, and ranked 11th in the nation in that category. Scannapieco also led the team in solo blocks with 47. Scannapieco also put up 218 kills. Her 1.95 kills per set were second on the E-Town team to only Juliana Mowen's 2.12.

WEST YORK GRAD BETHANY RICHARDSON: West York grad Bethany Richardson earned All-Commonwealth honorable mention for her efforts as a freshman at Lycoming College.

Richardson was one of two freshmen to earn all-conference honors. Richardson finished fourth in the league with 2.71 kills per set, the most among the league's freshmen. She added 1.98 digs and 0.37 aces per set. She was even better in conference competition, notching 3.03 kills per set, hitting .256 and scooping up 2.32 digs. She also notched a conference season-high 24 kills to lead the team to a 3-2 win over Lebanon Valley on Oct. 17 and was the only player in the conference to post two 20-plus-kill matches.


EASTERN YORK GRAD KATE DELLINGER: Widener senior guard Kate Dellinger, an Eastern York High School graduate, was recently selected a fourth-team Preseason Women's Basketball All-American.

As a junior, Dellinger earned numerous honors, including the Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year Award. Last year, she was third in the Commonwealth Conference with 13.6 points per game, first with 2.9 steals per contest, seventh with 7.4 rebounds per game, 15th with 2.1 assists per contest and 14th with a .727 free-throw percentage. She helped Widener finish 18-9 overall and 10-4 in the CC.


CENTRAL YORK GRAD ERIN REYNOLDS: Kutztown University junior Erin Reynolds, a Central York High School graduate, was recently named a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference East Division Field Hockey First Team midfielder.

Also a first-team selection in 2010, Reynolds tallied five goals in 17 starts, including the game-winner in the season opener, which gave Kutztown a 3-2 win over Bellarmine. Reynolds finished 2012 with 11 points on five goals and one assist. Reynolds was a second-team selection in 2011.


SPRING GROVE GRAD KYLE HUBER: Penn State Altoona freshman Kyle Huber, a Spring Grove High School graduate, was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference's Men's Swimmer of the Week on Monday for his performance on Saturday against Pitt-Bradford.

In the Lions' home-opening meet against their AMCC foe, Huber notched a trio of first-place finishes. He won the 50 freestyle with a time of 23.51 seconds, then placed first in the 100 free in :51.98. He was later a member of the team that won the 400 freestyle relay in 3:30.38.