November 15, 2013
ECAC honors Skyrm, Lathrop
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Two Grove City College fall
sports athletes recently earned Player of the Week honors from the Eastern
College Athletic Conference (ECAC). In football, junior outside linebacker Jason
Skyrm (Harleysville, Pa./Souderton) captured ECAC Division III Southwest
Defensive Player of the week honors while in women's soccer, junior goalkeeper
Kristi Lathrop (Flemington, N.J./Hunterdon Central) earned ECAC Division III
South Defensive Player of the Week.
Skyrm helped lead the Grove City
defense in the Wolverines' 36-26 win over visiting Saint Vincent last Saturday
by posting eight total tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. His forced fumble
came on the first offensive play of the game, setting up Grove City's first
For the season, Skyrm leads Grove City with 10 tackles for loss.
He is third on the team with 75 total tackles and fourth with two quarterback
Grove City (4-5 overall) will visit Thiel Saturday in the 30th
annual Mercer County Cup game at 1 p.m. in Greenville.
both matches in goal for Grove City in last week's Presidents' Athletic
Conference Championship Tournament. She yielded just one goal in 180 minutes
while stopping eight total shots. Lathrop earned the shutout win November 5 in
the semifinal round by making two saves in a 1-0 win over Westminster. Three
days later, she stopped six shots in the championship match against No. 14
Thomas More. Grove City dropped a 1-0 decision.
Lathrop has played 14
matches in goal this year, including 10 starts. She has a 5-3-0 record and an
0.91 goals-against average. Lathrop also boasts an .804 save percentage.
Grove City (12-9-1) has advanced to the semifinals of the ECAC Division III
South Championship Tournament. The Wolverines will play at top-seeded Stevenson
Saturday at 5 p.m.
Grove City Sports