March 5, 2014

Shirey, Marmelstein, Giesler named All-PAC

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Three members of the Grove City College men's and women's basketball teams earned All-Presidents' Athletic Conference honors when teams were announced earlier this week.

Junior guard Kelsey Shirey (Macedonia, Ohio/Nordonia) earned Second Team accolades on the women's side while junior guard Mitch Marmelstein (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's) and junior forward Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) were honorable mention selections on the men's side.

Shirey led the Wolverines in scoring average (12.0), assists (61) and three-point field goals made (40) while ranking second on the squad in steals (29) and free-throw percentage (.821).

She ranked seventh overall in the PAC in free-throw percentage and eighth in made threes. In league games, she averaged 13.4 points per outing, good for ninth-best in the conference.

Shirey eclipsed the 20-point mark on four occasions, netting a career-high 25 points in games against Waynesburg and at Chatham. In the Waynesburg game, she set a Grove City single-game record for free-throws made without a miss by going 13-13 at the line.

Marmelstein led the Grove City men in scoring average (13.3), rebounding (4.5) and assists (79) in 2013-14. He ranked 10th in the conference in scoring, ninth in assists, eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.394), eighth in threes made per game (1.7) and sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4).

He scored 20 or more points on six occasions, including 26 in a Wolverine victory at Pitt-Greensburg, and also recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds at eventual conference champion Saint Vincent.

Marmelstein concluded his junior season with 982 career points, which ranks tops among all non-senior players in the conference.

Giesler was the lone Grove City player to start all 26 games and led the Wolverines with a school single-season record 76 three-point field goals made. He also ranked second on the squad in scoring with 11.3 points per game.

He ranked second in the PAC in three-point field goals per game (2.9), 10th in three-point field goal percentage (.392) and 16th in scoring average.

Giesler reached the 20-point plateau four times, scoring a career-high 27 at Bethany on December 7. In that game, Giesler set a Grove City single-game record by making eight three-pointers.

Thomas More sophomore guard/forward Sydney Moss was named the PAC Women's Basketball Player of the Year while Saints' third-year head coach Jeff Hans was named Coach of the Year.

On the men's side, Saint Vincent senior forward Dillon Stith was named Player of the Year while Waynesburg's fourth-year head coach Mark Christner earned Coach of the Year recognition.

Geneva earned both the men's and women's PAC Team Sportsmanship Awards.

2013-14 PAC Men's Basketball All-Conference Release
2013-14 PAC Women's Basketball All-Conference Release


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