2008-09 NEWS ARCHIVE
 

 


ALTOONA'S INGOLD HONORED BY NACDA AS ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR
6/22/09

Penn State Altoona Athletics Director Fredina Ingold, who has served the university in a variety of capacities for more than 30 years and played a critical role in the growth of Lion athletics, is one of four Division III Athletics Directors in the country to receive the Under Armour AD of the Year Award, the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced.  Ingold was the Central Region recipient representing Division III, which alone consists of more than 400 institutions in the United States.  She will be recognized on Saturday, June 20, at a luncheon during the annual NACDA convention.

In 1986, Ingold was appointed Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Penn State Altoona, and she also served as the Director of Student Marketing and Enrollment from 1994-1999, a period of time when varsity sports did not exist at Penn State Altoona.  Upon the reinstatement of varsity athletics in 1999, Ingold returned to her position as athletics director and has guided the 15-team intercollegiate athletic program to new heights over the last several years. 

One of her most significant achievements has been the successful transition of the intercollegiate athletics program from junior college status to NCAA Division III membership. Under Ingold’s direction the total number of sports offered has expanded, there have been improvements to and construction of athletic facilities; and the program has grown in stature as a member institution of the Division III National Collegiate Athletic Association, the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC), and the Eastern Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Under her influence, Penn State Altoona athletics were recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education for demonstrating a history and continuing practice of expanding women’s sports programs.  Penn State Altoona saw the number of female athletes increase by 129% from 1999 to 2006, a direct credit to Ingold, who is considered a pioneer in women’s athletics.

Just this year, Ingold began serving on the NCAA Division III Management Council, one of the highest legislative bodies in Division III.  She is also a board member and President-Elect of the ECAC.

A distinguished athlete in her own right, Ingold was a member of the first high school basketball team at Altoona Area High School, first women’s varsity volleyball and basketball teams at Penn State Altoona and was later a member of the softball and inaugural women’s volleyball teams at University Park.  In 1990, Ingold became the first woman inductee in the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame. In 2002 she received the Robert. J. Scannell Roll of Honor Awared for serving the Penn State Commonwealth Education System, Athletic, Intramural and Recreation Programs with distinction.


D'YOUVILLE NAMES NEW WOMEN'S SOCCER COACH
6/22/09

Lew Potter has been named the head coach of women’s soccer at D'Youville College, the AMCC's newest member,  effective immediately.  Potter has experience coaching at all levels including an extensive collegiate background.  He was the first Director of Soccer Operations and head men’s and women’s coach at Medaille College from 1997-2001. In 2000 Potter led the Medaille women’s team to the Upstate Athletic Alliance championship while guiding the men’s team to title match that same season.  In 2006 and 2007 Potter worked as an assistant coach with the Buffalo State women’s team.  Potter is currently the Director of Coaching and Tournament Operations at Hamburg Soccer Club and is a head coach with the Empire/Buffalo United Soccer Club.

FROSTBURG STATE ANNOUNCES MOVE TO CAC IN 2010-11
6/8/09

Frostburg State University president Jonathan Gibralter announced today that  the Bobcats will join the Capital Athletic Conference as a full member for the 2010-11 academic year.  A founding member of the AMCC, Frostburg State will join the eight other members of the CAC.

"We will miss the AMCC," said Dr. Gibralter, the immediate past president of the AMCC Presidents' Council.  "It is an outstanding, competitive conference, but this is best for our students.”

The Bobcats will compete in 18 of 19 sports in the CAC. Three Frostburg teams - field hockey, women’s lacrosse and its renewed men’s lacrosse team - that will find a conference home for the first time after having to compete as independent programs. FSU fields 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams.

FROSTBURG STATE ANNOUNCES MOVE TO CAC IN 2010-11
6/8/09

Frostburg State University president Jonathan Gibralter announced today that  the Bobcats will join the Capital Athletic Conference as a full member for the 2010-11 academic year.  A founding member of the AMCC, Frostburg State will join the eight other members of the CAC.

"We will miss the AMCC," said Dr. Gibralter, the immediate past president of the AMCC Presidents' Council.  "It is an outstanding, competitive conference, but this is best for our students.”

The Bobcats will compete in 18 of 19 sports in the CAC. Three Frostburg teams - field hockey, women’s lacrosse and its renewed men’s lacrosse team - that will find a conference home for the first time after having to compete as independent programs. FSU fields 21 NCAA Division III varsity sports teams.

STREETER ELECTED TO COLLEGE WATER POLO BOARD
6/3/09

Penn State Behrend Director of Athletics Brian Streeter has been elected to the Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Board of Directors  by the league membership at the organization's 2009 Annual Meeting on June 1.  Charged with enforcing the bylaws and policies established by the league membership through a legislative process, the Board of Directors serve as an oversight group over the varsity and club components of the CWPA.

Streeter recently completed his eleventh year as Behrend's director of athletics.  A member of the multi-divisional ECAC Board of Directors and chair of the organization's Championships Committee, he recently completed his tenure on the NCAA Water Polo Committee and served as chairman of the committee in 2009.  In 2001, Streeter was named one of two ECAC Jostens Administrators of the Year and served as the ECAC President during the 2004-05 academic year.

AMCC DOMINATES ECAC BASEBALL, SOFTBALL ALL-STAR TEAM AWARDS
5/27/09

The AMCC claimed three of the top four awards in both the 2009 ECAC Baseball and Softball Division III  South Region All-Star Teams.  The conference placed seven players on the baseball squad, and six on softball.

In baseball, Penn St. Behrend shortstop Josh Fyffe was voted Player of the Year, the Behrend Lions' pitcher David Koerbel is Pitcher of the Year, and Penn St. Altoona outfielder Cord Heine is Newcomer of the Year; all three were first team selections.  Also gaining first team recognition was Behrend outfielder Jon Gray.  The second team included Frostburg State catcher Andrew Derr and pitcher Trevor Conner, and Penn St. Altoona first baseman Grady Luzier.

Softball honorees included Penn St. Behrend senior Julie Koman as Pitcher of the Year and teammate Amy Greene as Newcomer of the Year.  Behrend Lions head coach Stacy Pondo was voted Coach of the Year.  In addition to Koman and Greene, other first teamers included Behrend second base player Nikki Kaschauer and Frostburg State outfielder Brooke Tapman.  Landing on the second team were Behrend outfielder Katie Whitby and Pitt-Bradford outfielder Michelle Kushner.

YEAR END AMCC AWARDS ANNOUNCED; BEHREND WINS 8TH PRESIDENTS CUP
5/21/09

For the eighth time in nine years, Penn St. Behrend has concluded the year as the AMCC's most accomplished athletic program in conference competition.  The Behrend Lions finished with 101.5 points and seven team championships (baseball, men's cross country, softball, men's and women's swimming, and men's and women's tennis).  Runners up were Frostburg State University with 86 points and one championship, and Penn State Altoona with 83 points and two championships.  Click here for the complete Presidents Cup standings.

The conference also announced the members of its prestigious All-Academic Team, headed by the Male and Female Faculty Athletics Award winners:  Mount Aloysius College senior cross country runner Ashley Warfel and La Roche College senior baseball player Phillip Avolio Click here for the complete All-Academic Team.

Finally, the AMCC is proud to acknowledge the members of the conference all-sportsmanship teams in baseball, softball and men's tennis.  These student-athletes, selected by their teammates, must consistently demonstrate a high level of ethical conduct, respect and fair play in both practice and competition, whether on the sidelines or as an active competitor.  Such sportsmanship shall be evident toward teammates, coaches, opponents, officials and fans.  He/She must also serve as a positive representative of school spirit when a spectator at other teams’ sporting events.  Click here for the complete 2008-09 All-Sportsmanship Team.

PENN ST. BEHREND STUDENT-ATHLETES RECEIVE POST-SEASON HONORS
5/21/09

Members of the AMCC champion Penn St. Behrend baseball and softball teams have picked up additional post-season honors for both their athletic and academic achievements. 

Outfielder David Miller (St. Marys, PA/St.Marys) was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America College Division First-Team. Miller earned a 3.73 GPA in computer science and was recently named Penn State Behrend's Male Academic Athlete of the Year.  He is also a four-year member of the AMCC All-Academic teams and has earned Chi Sigma Alpha National Student-Athlete Honor Society honors for two straight years.   Miller was a three-year regular in the line-up but broke out with a superb senior campaign knocking in the second most runs in a single season with 57. He also connected for five home runs, hit 11 doubles while batting .355. 

The 2009 ABCA-Rawlings Mid-Atlantic All-Region Baseball Team includes three Behrend Lions players.  Junior Josh Fyffe (Fredonia, PA/Sharpsville) is making his third straight appearance on the all-region squad and was named to the second team for the second consecutive year as was senior pitcher David Koerbel (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic). Junior outfielder Jon Gray (State College, PA/State College) made the third team.

Penn State Behrend senior standout Julie Koman (McKees Rocks, PA/Montour) was tabbed to the ESPN The Magazine Softball  All-District Academic All-America Third team.  Koman, who boasts a 3.71 GPA in marketing, was previously named Behrend's 2009 Female Athlete of the Year and the AMCC Pitcher of the Year.  She was also honored as a four-year member of the AMCC All-Academic team and a two-year member of the Chi Sigma Alpha National Student-Athlete Honor Society.


PENN ST. ALTOONA WINS FIRST EVER ECAC BASEBALL TITLE
5/15/09

The best season in program history ended with a championship for the Penn State Altoona baseball team, which won a pair of nine-inning games Friday against Neumann College and Wesley College to capture its first Eastern College Athletic Conference South Region Championship in school history.  The Lions narrowly escaped Neumann, 5-4, then overcame an early deficit to explode past Wesley, 22-14.

In the opener, senior pitcher Paul Keith (Smithmill, PA/Moshannon Valley) closed his career in dominating fashion, hurling 151 pitches during a complete-game victory over the Knights.  Keith, who finished the year 9-1, scattered 10 hits and struck out 13 Neumann hitters on the afternoon.

Altoona cracked the scoreboard early when Jim Byers (Chambersburg, PA/Chambersburg) stepped up to the plate with the based loaded and stroked a three-run double down the left field line.  The Knights would answer with two runs in the second and another in the third to tie the game at 3-3.  The Lions retook the lead in the bottom of the fifth when tournament Most Outstanding Player Grady Luzier (Forest, PA/West Branch) hammered a double that scored Jimmy Baum (Shermansdale, PA/West Perry).

Neumann again knotted the scored with a run on three hits in the top of the seventh before it was Luzier to the rescue in the bottom of the frame.  The sophomore slapped a one-out single to left field that scored RJ Barnard (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg), who doubled a batter earlier, and gave Penn State Altoona the lead for good.  Luzier was a perfect 4-for-4 in the game, while Baum and John Schall (Snow Shoe, PA/Bald Eagle) each had two hits apiece.

With the victory, the second-seeded Lions advanced to meet fifth seed Wesley for the tournament title.  Wesley qualified to Friday's final four by beating AMCC member Frostburg State on Wednesday and knocked off top seed and host Wilkes University, 10-9, in Friday's morning game.

In the championship, both Altoona and Wesley combined to crack 32 hits and use eight different pitchers.  The Lions trailed 10-3 entering the bottom of the fourth inning before a crucial 11-run frame that featured seven hits including a three-run home run by Barnard and two RBI from Byers.  Altoona led 14-10 but watched Wesley answer with two runs in both the fifth and sixth innings to tie the slugfest at 14-14.  It took another monster inning from Penn State Altoona, this time a seven-run seventh inning, to widen the margin and ensure a victory. 

Schall blasted a two-run home run in the decisive seventh frame, and Luzier connected on a two-RBI single.  Kevin Obermeier (York, PA/York Catholic) entered as a relief pitcher for the Lions in the fifth and earned the win by hurling 4 1/3 innings and allowing just two hits and two runs.  Barnard finished the championship game 4-for-6 with four RBI and three runs scored.  Luzier was equally impressive, going 3-for-4 with five runs scored and four more driven in.  Five other players had at least two hits in the victory.

AMCC LANDS 5 ON NFCA SOFTBALL ALL-REGION TEAMS
5/13/09

The AMCC placed 5 players on the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) all-region teams.  Frostburg St. outfielder Brooke Tapman (Salisbury, MD/Pocomoke) was the lone AMCC first team selection, named  in the Atlantic region.  AMCC Player and Pitcher of the Year Julie Koman (McKees Rocks, PA/Montour) of Penn State Behrend was a second team selection in the East region.  Behrend Lions second base player Nikki Kaschauer (South Park, PA/South Park), Pitt-Bradford outfielder Michelle Kushner (McKees Rocks, PA/Sto-Rox) and catcher Lauryn Weaver (Port Matilda, PA/Bald Eagle) were all named to the third team.  Kushner and Weaver are both repeat award winners.

BEHREND'S FYFFE, KOERBEL HEAD BASEBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
5/12/09

Penn St. Behrend shortstop Josh Fyffe (Fredonia, PA/Sharpsville) and pitcher David Koerbel (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) are at the head of the class for the 2009 AMCC baseball all-conference team.  Fyffe, who hit .407 with 66 hits and 55 RBI,  is the Player of the Year while Koerbel (league-best 83 strikeouts and 9 wins) is a repeat selection as Pitcher of the Year.  The duo helped lead the Behrend Lions to the AMCC championship for the second year in a row. 

Newcomer of the Year honors go to Penn St. Altoona outfielder Cord Heine (Malvern, PA/Mercersburg), who led the conference in RBI (59) and home runs (16).  Mount Aloysius head coach Kevin Kime was named Coach of the Year after guiding the Mounties to a 23-19 record and their first AMCC tournament appearance.

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AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  May 11
5/11/09

Baseball Player Ed Kessler, Penn St. Behrend
Baseball Pitcher
Fran Haas, Penn St. Behrend

PENN ST. BEHREND DEFENDS BASEBALL TITLE, MOVES ON TO NCAA TOURNAMENT
5/10/09

Penn State Behrend held off Penn State Altoona with a 7-2 win in the 2009 AMCC Baseball Championship today to claim back-to-back conference titles. With the championship, Behrend earns the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament and will compete at a regional site to be announced Monday morning.

Behrend entered the day needing one win on its home field to clinch the title, while Altoona faced the daunting task of having to win two in a row.  Starting pitchers Fran Haus (Wexford, PA/North Allegheny) for Behrend, and Kevin Obermeier (York, PA/York Catholic) for Altoona looked solid early as both pitchers got through the first two innings without giving up a run.  In the bottom of the third, Jon Gray (State College, PA/State College) led off and slapped a ball to the right side of the infield.  The junior centerfielder's speed forced a hurried throw by Altoona's third baseman, as Gray officially reached on an error.  He stole second where he remained until RBI machine David Miller (St. Marys, PA/St. Marys) singled him in for the first score of the game, putting Behrend up 1-0. 

Altoona bounced back to grab a lead in the top of the fourth inning.  The visitors loaded the bases with one out and RJ Barnard (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg) scored on an error to tie the game at 1-1.  Tyler Stiffler (Altoona, PA/Altoona) followed with a single which scored Grady Luzier (Forest, PA/West Branch) and Penn State Altoona climbed in front 2-1.  Behrend's Haus got a strikeout and a groundout to get out of the inning without any more damage.  The Behrend bats responded in the fifth inning as Miller and Dustin Dubensky   (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) were aboard with two outs when Geoff Lang (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) singled both home for a 3-2 advantage.  In the sixth Rich Doyle (Pittsburgh, PA/North Allegheny) led off with a single as Behrend loaded the bases with no outs.  Doyle scored off Eddie Kessler's (Bethel Park, PA/Bethel Park) single and Harry Latta (Waterford, PA/Fort LeBoeuf) scored on a passed ball as Behrend boosted its lead to 5-2 after six innings.

Altoona had two runners aboard in the seventh before Haus got a groundball that turned into a key 6-4-3 double play to end the threat.  Behrend added a sixth run in the seventh and made it 7-2 with a run in the eighth inning.  Ben Cain (Venetia, PA/Peters Township) pitched the final one and a third innings, getting a groundout for the final out, kicking off a jubilant pileup.  Haus was outstanding in getting the win for the Behrend Lions, pitching seven and two thirds innings with three strikeouts, scattering seven hits, with two runs, neither of them earned.  Miller was 2-for-5 with three RBIs, while Lang was 2-for-5 with two RBIs.


BEHREND, ALTOONA TO MEET FOR AMCC BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
5/8/09

#3 seed Penn State Altoona advanced to the championship round of the AMCC tournament by upsetting #2 seed Frostburg State for the second time in two days, and will meet defending champion and top seed Penn State Behrend on Sunday at 10:00 a.m.  Behrend needs one win to claim the AMCC title, while Altoona is two wins from capturing the crown.  The winner will receive an automatic bid the NCAA Division III tournament.  Here is a recap of the day:

 Game 4: Penn State Behrend 11, Penn State Altoona 4
Penn State Behrend put up four runs in the bottom of the first inning.  David Miller had the first RBI of the game when he singled home Jon Gray.  Miller scored on a Geoff Lang single to put the home squad ahead 2-0.  Adam Hartwing followed with a 2-run double and Behrend had a quick 4-0 lead.  In the top of the fourth Altoona's Grady Luzier walked and scored when Cord Heine followed with a double cutting the lead to three at 4-1 with no outs.  Behrend starting pitcher David Koerbel got two strikeouts and threw out a runner at home to get out of the jam without any further damage and the game moved to the fifth with Behrend ahead by three.

In the bottom of the fifth Behrend loaded the bases and pushed one run across before Gray tripled for two more RBIs, scoring Ryan Geibel and Lang for a 7-1 lead.  The Behrend Lions added a run in the sixth to make it 8-1 with three innings to play.  Altoona got something going in the seventh scoring three runs on three hits in the inning as Heine, Jim Byers, and Ryan Pollicino all scored cutting the Behrend lead to 8-4.  Koerbel got a strikeout to end the inning and his day of work.  The senior hurler fired 13 strikeouts over seven innings, giving up four runs, one of them earned.

The Behrend Lions got all three runs back in the bottom of the inning as Josh Fyffe exploded on a ball, jacking a 3-run homer over the left field fence after Gray and Ed Kessler reached base on walks.  Ryan Smith came in to close out the final six outs, giving up just one hit and no runs to close out the 11-4 victory.  Koerbel earned the win as Behrend advanced to the championship round with a 11-4 victory.

Game 5: Penn State Altoona 12, Frostburg State 4
Penn State Altoona met up for the second time in the tournament with Frostburg State and just like in the first meeting, Altoona put runs up early.  Altoona pushed two runs across in the top of the first but Frostburg got one of its own in the bottom of the inning as Altoona had a 2-1 lead heading into the second.  The score would stay that way until the fourth inning when Frostburg's pitching came apart.  Altoona knocked out three hits, earned a walk, and had three batters hit by a pitch in the inning as Heine, John Schall, Jim Bennett, and Robert Reece all crossed the plate for the Lions, building a 6-1 lead.

In the fifth Byers and Schall led off with back-to-back doubles and both eventually scored as Altoona put up three more runs to bust it open and forge a 9-1 advantage.  Altoona starter Gerard Vath lasted 7.2 innings and struck out ten while giving up 3 earned runs.  Frostburg battled back to push a run across the plate in the seventh and eighth to pull within six before Altoona made it 12-3 with three runs in the top of the ninth.  Down to their last at bats the Frostburg State Bobcats were able to get another run but Altoona closed out its second comfortable win in two days against the Bobcats with a final score of 12-4.
 

BEHREND, ALTOONA ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS OF BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
5/8/09

Top seeded Penn St. Behrend and #3 Penn St. Altoona moved swiftly in the semifinal round of the AMCC baseball tournament, while #2 Frostburg State staged a comeback and #5 Pitt-Greensburg was eliminated.  Here is a summary of today's action:

Game 1: Penn State Altoona 19, Frostburg State 3
Penn State Altoona quickly jumped to a 7-0 lead after two innings of play in the first game of the day.  In the first the Lions scored two runs on three hits and an error.  R.J. Barnard started the rally off with a double to center and eventually score on a Grady Luzier single.  The Lions added another run when John Schall singled to drive in Luzier.  Frostburg tried to cut into the Altoona lead getting a RBI single from Pat Sapp to cut the deficit to six. However, Penn State Altoona scored five in the second, one in the third, three in the fifth, and four in the sixth and eighth innings.  Barnard went 4-for-5 on the day with four runs scored.  Luzier added three hits in his seven at bats while driving in four runners.  Jim Byers led the Lions with four hits, three runs scored, and five RBI.

Game 2: Penn State Behrend 16, Pitt-Greensburg 2
Pitt-Greensburg jumped ahead early when Mike Battochi's infield single scored Matt Gouveia to put the Bobcats ahead 1-0 after a half inning of play.  The Behrend Lions quickly evened the game when Ed Kessler doubled in Jon Gray and the game headed to the second inning tied 1-1.  Behrend got the go-ahead run in the second when Ryan Geibel's double scored Ryan Liddle for a 2-1 lead. 

Neither team scored in the third but the blue and white blew the game open in the fourth with a 6-run inning.  Behrend had four hits, three walks, and Geoff Lang stole home as the home squad made it a 8-1 advantage after four innings.  Behrend starter Andrew Chrobak blanked the visiting Bobcats again in the top of the fifth and then saw his teammates post eight more runs in the bottom of the inning.  Kessler homered twice in the fifth and Lang added a homer of his own as Behrend went up 16-1.  Pitt-Greensburg would score one run in the seventh to make it 16-2 which would be the final score.  Chrobak got the win pitching five innings, striking out four, and yielding just three hits.

Game 3: Frostburg State 7, Pitt-Greensburg 2
Pitt-Greensburg again jumped ahead in the top of the first inning, when Shane Molyneaux singled in Matt Gouveia for a 1-0 lead.  Frostburg evened the game in the third inning when Andrew Derr led off with a single and was followed by Patt Sapp's single.  Derr advanced to third on a sacrifice and scored on a groundout to even the game at 1-1.  Pitt-Greensburg again took the lead in the sixth inning when Craig Huhn led off with a double and advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt.  Huhn scored when Matt Diehl singled to put his team up 2-1.  Frostburg came back strong in the seventh inning getting four runs as Joe Garrity smashed a 2-run double and later in the inning Mike Jester had a 2-RBI double of his own to help Frostburg take a 5-2 lead.  Frostburg pushed two more runs across the plate in the bottom of the eighth inning to make it a 7-2 advantage.  That was plenty of support for Frostburg starter Trevor Conner who pitched a complete game to get the win.  Conner gave up two runs, one of them earned, with four strikeouts to help his team advance to Saturday's play while Pitt-Greensburg was eliminated.

Saturday Schedule:
Game 4 @ 11:00 a.m. -- Penn State Behrend vs. Penn State Altoona
Game 5 @ 2:00 p.m. -- Loser of Game 4 vs. Frostburg State


BEHREND STANDOUTS HEAD 2009 SOFTBALL ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
5/5/09

Penn St. Behrend senior pitcher Julie Koman (McKees Rocks, PA/Montour), named to the AMCC first team all-conference softball team for the fourth year in row, has been voted the 2009 conference Player of the Year.  The honor places a bookend of awards on her standout collegiate career which began in 2006 when she was named both AMCC Newcomer of the Year and Player of the Year.  Koman currently boasts a 16-1 record and will lead the Behrend Lions into the NCAA Division III tournament later in the week.

Three other seniors were also named to the all-conference first team for the fourth straight year:  Pitt-Greensburg third base player Kelly Welsh (Pittsburgh, PA/Oakland Catholic); Pitt-Bradford outfielder Michelle Kushner (McKees Rocks, PA/Sto-Rox); and  Behrend outfielder Katie Whitby (Tyrone, PA/Tyrone).

Koman passes the Newcomer of the Year torch to teammate Amy Greene (Erie, PA/Strong Vincent), a first team all-conference selection at catcher for the conference champions.  Behrend head coach Stacy Pondo shares Coach of the Year honors with Mount Aloysius' Carl Teeter, who guided the Mounties to the #2 seed in the AMCC tournament after posting a 27-12 regular season record.

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AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  May 4
5/4/09

Softball Player:  
Lia Sorce, Penn St. Behrend
Softball Pitcher: 
Julie Koman, Penn St. Behrend
Baseball Player Jim Byers, Penn St. Altoona
Baseball Pitcher
Paul Keith, Penn St. Altoona

PENN ST. BEHREND DEFEATS FROSTBURG ST. FOR FOURTH AMCC SOFTBALL TITLE
5/3/09

The Penn State Behrend softball team made it back-to-back championships when the blue and white captured the 2009 AMCC softball crown with a 2-0 win over Frostburg State University today in Erie.

Behrend took the title with its third tournament win in as many days, going 3-0 in the double-elimination tournament with wins over Pitt-Greensburg, Mt. Aloysius, and Frostburg State.  The #6 seeded Bobcats  lost their first game of the tournament on Friday, but rebounded with four straight elimination game wins to reach the championship round.

Both teams started first year pitchers; Emma Hahn (Smethport, PA/Smethport) for Behrend and Megan Magee (Egg Harbor City, NJ/Holy Spirit) for FSU, had it going early.  Hahn threw four strikeouts in the first two innings of play, while Magee retired the first 11 batters she faced, taking a perfect game into the fourth inning.  Behrend's Ashley Gruber (Burton, OH/Berkshire) reached on an error and Nikki Kaschauer (South Park, PA/South Park) followed with the first hit for Behrend, but the game went to the fifth with no score.

Hahn continued throwing heat, striking out two more in the fifth inning and keeping the Bobcats off the scoreboard.  In the bottom of the inning Behrend finally got to Magee as Amy Greene (Erie, PA/Strong Vincent) led off with a double.  Greene advanced to third on a sacrifice bunt and was there with two outs when hot-hitting Lia Sorce (Glenshaw, PA/Shaler) stepped to the plate.  Sorce singled, scoring Greene and was then driven in by Katie Whitby's (Tyrone, PA/Tyrone) double as Behrend went up 2-0.

Frostburg State tried to rally in the sixth, getting runners to the corners with two outs but Hahn got a ground out to end the inning.  Frostburg again got runners on in the seventh.  After two walks and a wild pitch, the Bobcats had runners on second and third with two outs.  Behrend responded by bringing in ace Julie Koman (McKees Rocks, PA/Montour) who got a fly ball to shut the door on the Bobcats and start the celebration for the Behrend Lions.

Hahn got the win, firing ten strikeouts against five walks with two hits and no runs in six and two-thirds innings.  Sorce accounted for the game-winning hit and went 1-for-2 in the game.  She had the top batting average in the AMCC tournament, going 5-for-7 (.714) with three RBIs and made several solid defensive plays in right field.

Behrend will now await word from the NCAA on where and when they will be playing after earning the AMCC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.

PENN ST. BEHREND, FROSTBURG ST. TO FACE OFF IN RE-MATCH OF 2008 SOFTBALL FINALS
5/2/09

Penn St. Behrend continued their undefeated run in conference play into the AMCC tournament, defeating Mount Aloysius, 2-1, for their second win of the weekend and earning a spot in the championship game on Sunday at 10am.  The defending champs will face a familiar opponent in upstart #6 seed Frostburg St., a team that buzzed through three teams in one day to get to the title game.  The Bobcats defeated #4 Pitt-Greensburg (3-1), #3 Medaille (5-2) and #2 Mt. Aloysius (3-0) in a standout, single day effort.  Behrend and Frostburg St. were matched in the AMCC championship last season, which the Behrend Lions won by a 9-1 margin.

Game 10 of the double elimination tournament will be at 10am.  Game 11 will be played only if Frostburg St. wins game 10.

Here is a re-cap of Day 2:

Game Five: Medaille 9, La Roche 1 (5 innings)
Day two opened with the #3 Medaille Mavericks taking on the #5 La Roche Redhawks in an elimination game.  The Mavericks slugger Alyssa Zemla started off the scoring in the first with a two-run homer.  The Redhawks defense fell apart in the second as the Mavericks scored six unearned runs capped off with another two-run homer from Zemla that put the Mavericks up 8-0.  La Roche got on the board in the third as Kayla Strittmatter singled in a run to pull the Redhawks within seven.  Medaille plated a runner in the bottom half of the third to extend its lead back to eight.  Zemla went 2-for-3 with four RBI in the game for the Mavericks while Strittmatter was 1-for-2 with La Roche's lone RBI.  Medaille plays the winner of game six and La Roche is eliminated.

Game Six: Frostburg State 3, Pitt-Greensburg 1
#4 Pitt-Greensburg battled #6 Frostburg State in tournament game six.  Frostburg got on the board in the top of the second when Brooke Speake tripled, driving in Kaitlyn Wagner for a 1-0 lead.  Speake came up big again in the fourth when she again tripled, driving in Wagner and Victoria Krichbaum for a 3-0 advantage.  Frostburg pitcher Katelyn Coffey kept Pitt-Greensburg off the scoreboard until the sixth inning when Jennifer Dempsey's RBI single made it a 3-1 game.  Coffey retired all three batters she faced in the seventh inning and earned the win for her team.  Frostburg advances to face Medaille in tournament game seven, while Pitt-Greensburg is eliminated.

Game Seven: Frostburg State 5, Medaille 2
Frostburg State and Medaille met in a rematch of game one of the AMCC Tournament.  The roles however were reversed with the Bobcats coming out on top in the elimination game.  The Bobcats never trailed in the game, getting one run in the third off of a Brooke Tapman sacrifice fly to centerfield scoring Lindsay Freitag.  Frostburg State busted the game open with a three run sixth with Tapman homering to leftfield.  The Mavericks cut into the five run lead in the bottom half of the inning.  After back to back singles Kristen Rohe doubled down the leftfield line to bring in two runs.  The Bobcats got out of the inning without any more damage and took a 5-2 victory.  Frostburg advances to play the loser of the Mt. Aloysius versus Penn State Behrend game on Saturday, while Medaille is eliminated.

Game Eight: Penn State Behrend 2, Mt. Aloysius 1
The top two seeds from the regular season faced off in game eight of the tournament.  Behrend got on the board early as leadoff hitter Katie Whitby singled, advanced on a sacrifice bunt by Allison Babish, and scored on an error to put Behrend up 1-0 after one inning.  In the bottom of the second Amy Greene reached on an error and advanced to second on Lindsay Baughman's sacrifice bunt.  Lia Sorce continued her hot hitting with a RBI single to put the Behrend Lions ahead 2-0 after two innings of play.  Julie Koman had a shutout going until the fifth inning when Renee Schmidt led off the inning with a triple and scored on Jess Walters' sacrifice fly to make it a 2-1 game.  Koman got out of the inning with the lead and retired six straight over the final two innings for the complete game victory.  Behrend advances to the championship round on Sunday at 10:00 a.m. while Mt. Aloysius plays in tournament game nine versus Frostburg.

Game Nine: Frostburg State 3, Mt. Aloysius 0
The #6 Frostburg State Bobcats entered the game trying to keep its Cinderella run going in an elimination game with #2 Mt. Aloysius.  Frostburg got a run in the first when Brooke Tapman hit a 2-out triple and was driven in by Victoria Krichbaum for a 1-0 lead.  The score remained 1-0 until the top of the sixth when Frostburg got two more runs.  Tapman walked and was doubled home by Jenna Delaney, who was in turn driven in by Samantha Quirin's single.  That was plenty of support for Frostburg pitcher Megan Magee who pitched a complete game 3-0 shutout.  Frostburg advances to the championship round and will play Penn State Behrend.  Mt. Aloysius is eliminated.

PENN ST. ALTOONA, PITT-GREENSBURG ADVANCE TO BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND
5/2/09

#3 Penn State Altoona defeated #6 Pitt-Bradford and #5 Pitt-Greensburg upset #4 Mount Aloysius, enabling both winners to advance to the championship round at Penn State Behrend next weekend.

It took Penn St. Altoona three games to tame the UPB Panthers, dropping the first contest 10-7, then bouncing back for a 3-1 decision in game 2 and a 16-8 margin in the deciding game.  The Lions will face #2 Frostburg St. in the opening game of the double-elimination tournament on Friday.  Pitt-Greensburg was more efficient, sweeping the doubleheader against the Mounties by scores of 7-4 and 18-5.  The Bobcats will take on the defending champion and top seeded Behrend Lions in the second game.  The winner of the tournament will earn the AMCC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. 

AMCC SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT CONCLUDES DAY ONE
5/1/09

G
ame One: Medaille 1, Frostburg State 0
The #3 Medaille Mavericks and # 6 Frostburg State Bobcats battled Friday morning to start off the tournament.  The Mavericks earned a 1-0 win in a well-pitched game off of slugger Alyssa Zemla's solo homerun in the fourth inning.  Medaille advanced to play #2 Mt. Aloysius in Game 3, while Frostburg State will play an elimination game on Saturday (Game 6).

Game Two:  Pitt-Greensburg 5, La Roche 4 (10 innings)
The #4 Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats took on the #5 La Roche Redhawks in game two.  Pitt-Greensburg put two runs up in the bottom of the first but La Roche got one run in the sixth and one in the seventh to send the game into extra innings.  Both teams scored in the eighth inning including a homerun by La Roche's Kayla Strittmatter, to make it 3-3.  In the tenth inning, La Roche went up 4-3 before Pitt-Greensburg rallied.  Kelly Walsh doubled to bring in Haley Gearhart and Taylor Kimmel singled to drive in Walsh for the winning run.  Pitt-Greensburg advanced to play #1 Penn State Behrend in Game 4 on Friday, while La Roche will play an elimination game on Saturday (Game 5).

Game Three:  Mt. Aloysius vs. Medaille
The #2 Mt. Aloysius Mounties faced the #3 Medaille Mavericks in game three.  Mt. Aloysius got solid pitching and hitting for a 6-1 win over the Mavericks in the third game on Friday.  Two triples in the first inning gave the Mounties all the runs they would need.  The battery of Whitney Giedroc and Carrie Shevock were solid on both sides of the plate.  Both went 2-for-3 with a combined three RBI while Shevock pitched seven innings, scattering five hits, giving up one run and striking out five.  Alyssa Zemla got the Mavericks on the board in the top of the seventh with a solo home run to make it a 6-1 game.  Medaille plays La Roche on Saturday at 9:00 a.m., while Mt. Aloysius will play Penn State Behrend in tournament game eight on Saturday.


Game Four:  Penn State Behrend vs. Pitt-Greensburg
The # 1 Penn State Behrend Lions took on the # 4 Pitt-Greensburg Bobcats in the final game on day one.  The blue and white jumped on the Bobcats in the first as Ashley Gruber doubled to score Allison Babish.  Nikki Kaschauer made it a two run game with a triple that drove in Gruber.  Rachelle Lawrence singled to right center to score Kaschauer and give the Behrend Lions a three run lead.  The blue and white added two more runs in the inning to put the tournament hosts up 5-0. Five runs was more than enough for senior pitcher Julie Koman.  Koman took a perfect game into the sixth before Pitt-Greensburg's Lindsay Littler drove a ball through the left side just past a diving Lawrence to break up the perfect game.  Koman threw her eleventh complete game of the year while it was her third shutout.  She allowed only one hit and struck out four to improve to 15-1 on the year.  Lia Sorce was 3-for-3 and Babish went 2-for-4 as five different Behrend players scored a run. 

Pitt-Greensburg will play Frostburg State in the second game on Saturday (Tournament Game 6), while Behrend plays Mt. Aloysius in Tournament Game 8.


BEHREND'S GREENE EARNS ECAC SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
4/28/09

Penn St. Behrend catcher Amy Greene (Erie, PA/Strong Vincent) is the ECAC Division III South Region Player of the Week, the fifth AMCC player in a row to be so recognized.  The freshman had a dream week, hitting .823 on 14 of 17 plate appearances in a 4-0 week to lead the Behrend Lions to the AMCC regular season title.  She racked up 17 RBI and 12 runs scored on 6 doubles and 3 HR, including a grand slam against Hilbert.

SOFTBALL PAIRINGS SET FOR AMCC TOURNAMENT
4/27/09

The final two seeds have been determined for the AMCC softball tournament, so all is in place for the play-offs to begin this Friday, May 1.  Penn State Behrend women lived up to their pre-season billing, sweeping all AMCC opponents in the regular season to earn the #1 seed.  The blue and white will host the 6 team, double elimination tournament with an eye to defending their 2008 title.  Mount Aloysius College, the #2 seed, will be marking their first foray into the conference post-season.  Medaille College finished in the #3 spot, followed by #4 Pitt-Greensburg, #5 La Roche College, and #6 Frostburg State.  The winner will earn the AMCC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  Click here for the complete tournament schedule.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  April 27
4/27/09

Baseball Player Grady Luzier, Penn St. Altoona
Baseball Pitcher
Mike Godissart, Mount Aloysius
Softball Player:  
Amy Greene, Penn St. Behrend
Softball Pitcher: 
Maddie Wieser, Penn St. Behrend

BEHREND WOMEN FINISH AMCC SCHEDULE UNDEFEATED, SET TO HOST CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP
4/26/09

The Penn State Behrend women lived up to their pre-season billing, sweeping all AMCC opponents in the regular season to earn the #1 seed in the conference tournament which begins on Friday, May 1.  The blue and white will host the 6 team, double elimination tournament with an eye to defending their 2008 title.  The winner will earn the AMCC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  Click here for the tournament schedule and seeds.


BEHREND LIONS' ELLIOT BLACKSTONE VOTED MEN'S TENNIS PLAYER OF THE YEAR
4/24/09

Penn State Behrend sophomore Elliot Blackstone (Wexford, PA/Pine-Richland), who swept both the #1 singles and #1 titles at the AMCC championship tournament, has been named the conference's Men's Tennis Player of the Year.  Blackstone was the conference's Co-Player of the Year as well as Newcomer of the Year in 2008.  Behrend Lions' head coach Jeff Barger, who guided his squad to a successful defense of their AMCC title last weekend, was selected Coach of the Year.  Penn State Altoona freshman Kyle Yerty (Roaring Spring, PA/Central), a champion at #4 singles and runner-up at #2 doubles, earned Newcomer of the Year honors.  Click here for the complete all-conference team.


PENN STATE BEHREND BASEBALL CLAIMS REGULAR SEASON TITLE, CLINCH TOP SEED IN AMCC TOURNAMENT
4/23/09


It will be deja vu all over again for the Penn State Behrend baseball program  as the blue and white earned hosting rights for the AMCC tournament by clinching the regular season title with a pair of wins over Hilbert College today.  The squad closed their AMCC schedule at 16-2 and will welcome 3 other conference teams to Erie May 8-10.  First round games (3v6, 4v5) will commence on Saturday, May 2. 
 

FOUR WEEKS AND COUNTING:  AMCC SOFTBALL TOPS ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK SELECTIONS
4/21/09

For the fourth week in a row, an AMCC softball player has earned ECAC South Region Player of the Week Honors.  This week, it was also a sweep, as both Pitt-Greensburg third base player Kelly Welsh (Pittsburgh, PA/Oakland Catholic HS) and Medaille pitcher Amanda Westling (Dunkirk, NY/Dunkirk HS) were recognized.

In 6 conference games this week (4-2), Welsh hit .650 and improved her league-leading season batting average to .532. The first team all-conference third base player went 13 for 20, with 11 RBI and 7 runs scored.  She hit 3 home runs and 4 doubles, and still has not struck out a single time all season long.  Twenty of Welsh's 41 hits have gone for extra bases (13 doubles, 7 home runs).
 

Westling won all 4 of her AMCC starts in a 7-1 week for the Mavs.  The junior racked up 47 strikeouts in 34 innings of work, allowing just 4 earned runs.  Her late season heroics helped push the defending regular season champions into sole possession of second place in the AMCC standings.
 


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  April 20
4/20/09

Men's Tennis: 
Elliot Blackstone, Penn St. Behrend
Baseball Player
Geoff Brabham, Pitt-Bradford
Baseball Pitcher
Brian Vital, Medaille
Softball Player:  
Kelly Welsh, Pitt-Greensburg
Softball Pitcher: 
Amanda Westling, Medaille

PENN STATE BEHREND MEN WIN FOURTH AMCC TENNIS TITLE
4/19/09

Penn State Behrend successfully defended its AMCC men's tennis championship today to claim its fourth title in 11 years.  The blue and white were led by sophomore Elliot Blackstone (Wexford, PA/Pine-Richland HS), the conference titlist at #1 singles and, with partner Jon Henderson, at #1 doubles.  Penn St. Altoona was the runner-up in the team competition.  While tied with Frostburg State at 16 points apiece, the Lions won on tiebreak criteria (most total points in conference team matches in the regular season).


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PENN STATE BEHREND MEN WIN FOURTH AMCC TENNIS TITLE
4/19/09

Penn State Behrend successfully defended its AMCC men's tennis championship today to claim its fourth title in 11 years.  The blue and white were led by sophomore Elliot Blackstone (Wexford, PA/Pine-Richland HS), the conference titlist at #1 singles and, with partner Jon Henderson, at #1 doubles.  Penn St. Altoona was the runner-up in the team competition.  While tied with Frostburg State at 16 points apiece, the Lions won on tiebreak criteria (most total points in conference team matches in the regular season).

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BEHREND'S LAWRENCE SELECTED FOR ECAC SOFTBALL HONORS
4/14/09

Penn St. Behrend shortstop Rachelle Lawrence (Warren Center, PA/NE Bradford HS) is the ECAC Div. III South Region Player of the Week, marking the third consecutive week that an AMCC player has been so recognized. Larence went on a hitting tear, going 10 for 15 (.667) in a 4-0 week for the Behrend Lions.  She hit 4 for 7 in a sweep of Thiel, then followed up with a 6 for 8 showing against AMCC opponent Pitt-Greensburg. The senior smacked 2 triples and a home run, drove in 8 runs and scored 5, while striking out just once.


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  April 13
4/13/09

Softball Player:  Rachelle Lawrence, Penn St. Behrend
Softball Pitcher:  Carrie Shevock, Mount Aloysius
Baseball Player Josh Fyffe, Penn St. Behrend
Baseball Pitcher
David Koerbel, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Tennis:  Kyle Yerty, Penn St. Altoona

BEHREND'S GRAY LEADS DIVISION III BASEBALL IN HITTING
4/10/09


Penn State Behrend's Jon Gray (State College, PA/State College) is atop the Division III baseball leaders in batting average per the release of the most recent NCAA statistics on Tuesday, April 7.

Gray, a junior outfielder, is hitting .548 (40-for-73) through games of April 5. He also has scored a team high 31 runs and stolen 10-of-11 bases. A two-time All-Conference performer, Gray has knocked 6 doubles, a triple and a pair of home runs. He is close to breaking into Behrend's all-time top-ten for career hits, runs, and stolen bases.

PITT-BRADFORD'S KRAMER TABBED FOR ECAC SOFTBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
4/7/09

Pitt-Bradford senior LeeAnn Kramer (Perkasie, PA/Penn Ridge) has earned ECAC South Region Player of the Week honors.  It is the second week in a row that an AMCC softball player has been recognized.

The two-time first team all-conference shortstop had a huge individual performance in a 3-3 week for the Panthers, hitting .632 (12-19) with 11 RBI and 10 runs scored.  Her 5 home runs on the week moved her into second place on Pitt-Bradford's career home run list.

AMCC HONORS SCHOLAR, SPORTSMANSHIP ON NATIONAL STUDENT-ATHLETE DAY
4/6/09

Nearly 600 student-athletes have been named to the AMCC Academic All-Conference Team and winter All-Sportsmanship Team as schools around the country celebrate National Student-Athlete Day.

To be eligible for the Academic All-Conference Team, a student needs to carry a minimum 3.2 grade point average at the conclusion of the Fall 2008 semester and be a member of an AMCC championship sport.  An even  more elite group of scholar athletes were named to Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Student-Athlete Honor Society.  Criteria includes a class rank of junior or senior; a minimum GPA of 3.4; and participation on a varsity athletics team.

Member of the All-Sportsmanship Team are selected by their teammates.  Every sports team may select one individual who consistently demonstrates a high level of ethical conduct, respect and fair play in both practice and competition.  He/She must also serve as a positive representative of school spirit when a spectator at other teams' sporting events.

Click below for the complete list of honorees:

Academic All-Conference Team                            All-Sportsmanship Team


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  April 6
4/6/09

Men's Tennis
:  Kyle Yerty, Penn State Altoona
Softball Player:  LeeAnn Kramer, Pitt-Bradford
Softball Pitcher: Emma Hahn, Penn State Behrend
Baseball Player Joe Clark, Frostburg State
Baseball Pitcher
Freddy Foshay, Frostburg State

LA ROCHE BASEBALL SETS TWO NCAA STATS RECORDS
4/3/09

La Roche College pitchers Justin Gorgacz and Derek Yohn, and Allegheny College pitcher J.R. Hess combined to establish two NCAA Division III Baseball records when they hit a combined 12 batters in the first game of a doubleheader on April 2.

Gorgacz hit three consecutive batters in the first inning; all scored.  He then hit three more batters, consecutively, in the third, but only one scored.  His day ended with a hit batter in the top of the fourth.  The second batter Yohn faced was hit by a pitch.  Yohn would proceed to hit single batters in the fifth and seventh innings.  Hess hit the leadoff hitter for La Roche in the bottom of the first.  In all, La Roche hit batters in all but two innings of the seven-inning first game.

According to the 2009 NCAA Baseball Records Book, La Roche broke the record for most hit by pitch vs. an opponent with 11.  The previous record had been 10 set by Neumann vs. Wesley on April 21, 1998.  La Roche and Allegheny also combined for 12 hit batters, breaking the previous mark of 11 which had been established in two games, most recently, Lewis & Clark (7) vs. Pacific (4) on March 29, 2005.


THREE AMCC PLAYERS EARN ECAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
3/31/09

For the second time in three weeks, the AMCC has swept the ECAC Division III South Baseball Players of the Week awards, while softball had its first player recognized this season.

Pitt-Greensburg senior leftfielder Jim Little (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) was named baseball player of the week, while Frostburg State's Trevor Conner (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia/Kent School) was named pitcher of the week.  Pitt-Greensburg junior centerfielder Lindsay Littler (Coraopolis, PA/West Allegheny) got the nod as player of the week for softball.

Little had 4 career home runs coming into the season and has already hit 4 for this season in 15 games, including 3 last week. He hit two 2-run homers against Penn State Altoona on Friday and then capped his week with a grand slam on Saturday against Pitt-Bradford.  In that contest he went 2-for-4 with 6 RBIs and 3 runs scored.  Little had at least 3 RBIs in 3 out of the 4 games this week. Helping the Bobcats to a 3-1 AMCC start, he hit .429, recorded 13 RBI, 7 runs scored, and struck out just once.

Conner increased his team-best record to 3-0 with a complete game shut-out of Franciscan.  He struck out 8, allowed 2 hits and walked none in the 7-0 win.  The sophomore sports a 1.27 ERA, and is limiting opponents to a paltry .151 batting average.


Littler hit 4 home runs and drove in 19 runs in a 5-1 week (4-0 AMCC) for the Bobcats. She went 10-20 at the plate and scored 8 runs. In an 11-2 win over Pitt-Bradford, Littler hit a 3-run home run and a walk-off grand slam in a mercy rule shortened game. She finished the game 2-4 with 2 runs scored and a career high 8 RBIs.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  March 30
3/30/09

Baseball Player Jim Little, Pitt-Greensburg
Baseball Pitcher
Trevor Conner, Frostburg State
Men's Tennis:  Erkin Nasirli, Penn St. Behrend
Softball Player:  Lindsay Littleer, Pitt-Greensburg
Softball Pitcher: Jessica Cullum, La Roche

LA ROCHE SOFTBALL PITCHER CULLUM THROWS PERFECT GAME TO DEFEAT MEDAILLE
3/28/09

La Roche junior Jessica Cullum (Pittsburgh, PA/Brashear) threw a perfect 5 inning game as the Redhawks defeated Medaille College in the second game of an AMCC doubleheader, 9-0.  Cullum struck out 4 batters and with the help of her stellar defense retired 11 more.  La Roche won the first game by a 4-3 margin in 9 innings.
 

FRANCISCAN, FROSTBURG STATE PART OF WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP SYMPOSIUM
3/24/09

L-R: Mary Raskob and Siobhan Rooney, Barbara LeTourneau,
KendallLuy, Kaymee Kelly


The AMCC was represented by five aspiring coaches and administrators at the NCAA Women's Leadership Symposium in Boston, MA this past weekend.  Franciscan University sent sports information GA Mary Raskob and sports marketing GA Siobhan Rooney, while the Frostburg State contingent included women's volleyball assistant coach Barbara Le Tournameau, track and field assistant coach Kendall Luy, and swimming and diving head coach Kaymee Kelly.  AMCC commissioner Donna Ledwin was also in attendance as a workshop facilitator.  The symposium was designed to enhance career-building skills within the field of intercollegiate athletics


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  March 23
3/23/09

Softball Player:  Autumn Hubert, La Roche
Softball Pitcher:   Megan Magee, Frostburg St.
Baseball PlayerMark Saxman, Mount Aloysius
Baseball Pitcher
Ryan Smith, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Tennis
:  Scott Pickrell, Penn St. Altoona

BEHREND'S GRAY, KOERBEL ARE ECAC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
3/17/09

Penn State Behrend swept the ECAC South Region Players of the Week honors this week, with junior outfielder Jon Gray (State College, PA/State College) and senior pitcher David Koerbel (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) recognized.

Gray helped launch the Lions to a 7-1 start, batting .545 through all 8 games and getting at least one hit in every contest.  He went 18-33 overall with 14 RBI and 14 runs scored.  His hit total included 4 doubles, a triple, and a home run.  The junior was also perfect in all 6 stolen base attempts.  He collected 5 walks and never struck out.  Gray's highlight effort came against Juniata, where he hit for the cycle and recorded 7 RBI.

Koerbel kicked off his senior season with an opening day 5-2 complete game win over Kenyon.  He allowed no earned runs, allowed 3 hits, walked one and fanned 6.  He got his second win of the season in a 16-1 decision against Juniata.  In 5 innings he recorded 9 strikeouts, 0 walks, 1 earned run and 3 hits.  Koerbel now holds the Behrend record for most career strikeouts with 183.


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  March 16
3/16/09

Men's Tennis:  Elliot Blackstone, Penn St. Behrend
Softball Player:  Amy Miller, Mount Aloysius
Softball Pitcher:   Julie Koman, Penn st. Behrend
Baseball PlayerJon Gray, Penn St. Behrend
Baseball Pitcher
David Koerbel, Penn St. Behrend

IT'S FINAL FOUR TIME--DO YOU KNOW YOUR NCAA RULES
ON GAMBLING?
3/12/09




AMCC PEFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  March 9
3/9/09

Baseball Player:  Timothy Sutcliffe, Frostburg State
Baseball Pitcher:  Paul Keith, Penn St. Altoona


WINTER PRESIDENTS' CUP STANDINGS: BEHREND HAS SLIM LEAD OVER FROSTBURG STATE, PENN ST. ALTOONA
3/6/09

Penn State Behrend continues to lead the AMCC Presidents' Cup standings, but only an 8 point margin separates the defending champions from a pair of challengers.  The Behrend Lions have amassed 76.5 points heading into the spring season.  On their heels are Frostburg State and Penn State Altoona, each with 68.5 points.

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for complete Presidents' Cup results.

PENN ST. BEHREND CROSS COUNTRY HONORED FOR ACADEMICS
3/6/09

The Penn State Behrend women's cross country team was recently selected as an USTFCCCA (United States Track & Field Cross Country Coaches Association) Division III All-Academic Team.  For a team to be considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Meet.  The team must also have a minimum 3.10 team cumulative grade point average.  The Behrend women earned the honor with a team GPA of 3.218 for the 2008 fall semester.  Coach Greg Cooper's women have made this an annual award, earning the honor four of the last five seasons. 

PITT-GREENSBURG SWEEPS MEN'S AND WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
3/3/09

Pitt-Greensburg senior forward Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) and Bobcat senior Daniel Waajid (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) are the 2009 AMCC Women's and Men's Basketball Players of the Year.  Wilcox led the UPG women to the AMCC title and an NCAA tournament bid by averaging 15.8 ppg and 11.6 rpg.  Waajid, a two-time first team all-conference selection, contributed 15.1 ppg and 11.9 rpg.  Both players led the league in rebounds.

Newcomer of the Year honors went to Pitt-Bradford forward Sam Moore (Olean, NY/Olean) and Mount Aloysius forward Kaylee Keagy (Altoona, PA/Bishop Guilfoyle).  Moore was instrumental in helping the Panthers to the finals of the AMCC tournament, averaging 11.3 ppg and 6.1 rpg.  Keagy ranked #4 in the league in scoring with 14.0 ppg along with 6.7 rpg.

Donna Kling, who guided the Penn State Altoona Lions to the #2 seed in the AMCC tournament, was voted Women's Coach of the Year, while Mike MacDonald, coach of the conference men's champion Medaille Mavericks, earned Men's Coach of the Year honors.

Click here for the complete all-conference team listings:     Men        Women


NCAA, ECAC TOURNAMENT PAIRINGS ANNOUNCED
3/3/09

The Pitt-Greensburg women will face Baldwin-Wallace College and the Medaille College men will travel to John Carroll University for their opening round match-ups in the NCAA Division III tournament on Friday.  It will be the Bobcat women's second trip to the "Big Dance", and the first for the Mavericks' men.

Three AMCC men's teams also received bids to the ECAC South Region Tournament, which begins on Wednesday.  Pitt-Bradford, the AMCC runner-up and #3 seed in their ECAC bracket, will host #6 Washington & Jefferson; #4 Penn St. Behrend will welcome #5 Bethany to Erie; and #8 Penn St. Altoona will travel to top seed Cabrini College.


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  March 2
3/2/09

Men' Basketball:  Keith Hack, Medaille College

Women's Basketball:  Kelsey Wilcox, Pitt-Greensburg

PENN ST. BEHREND PICKED TO DEFEND BASEBALL, SOFTBALL TITLES
3/2/09

With most of their 2008 championship squads returning intact, the baseball and softball coaches at Penn St. Behrend are considered the favorites to repeat as league leaders by the AMCC coaches.

Baseball Preseason Player of the Year honors go to Medaille College sophomore outfielder Brandon Lumadue (West Seneca, NY/West Seneca East) and Penn State Behrend senior David Koerbel (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) is the AMCC Preseason Pitcher of the Year. 

Pitt-Greensburg senior third base player Kelly Welsh (Pittsburgh, PA/Oakland Catholic) gets the nod as Softball Preseason Player of the Year, while Penn St. Behrend senior Julie Koman (McKees Rocks, PA/Montour HS) has been selected as the Preseason Pitcher of the Year. 

Click here for complete preseason poll details:     Baseball        Softball

 


PITT-GREENSBURG WOMEN, MEDAILLE MEN WIN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS
2/28/09

Men's Championship
#1 Medaille d. #3 Pitt-Bradford, 82-71
Semifinals
 #1 Medaille d. #4 Frostburg St., 86-64
 #3 Pitt-Bradford d. #2 PS-Behrend, 62-54

Women's Championship
#1 Pitt-Greensburg d.. #6 La Roche, 67-46
Semifinals
#1 Pitt-Greensburg d. #5 Medaille, 61-49
#6 La Roche d. #2 PS-Altoona, 69-58


BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS WHITTLED TO FINAL FOUR
2/24/09

The first rounds of the AMCC men's and women's tournaments are in the books.

Friday night will see four AMCC playoff games, starting with Medaille College, the men's #1 seed and tournament host, who will take on #4 Frostburg State University at 5pm.  The Bobcats advanced by defeating #5 Penn St. Altoona, 63-49.  Medaille and Frostburg St. split wins in the regular season.  The other semifinal will feature #2 Penn St. Behrend against #3 Pitt-Bradford, an 80-72 victor over #6 La Roche College.  Behrend and Bradford also each one a game in their head-to-head match up this year.  Tip-off is 8pm.

The women's top seed and host, Pitt-Greensburg, will face three-time defending champion Medaille College, seeded #5.  Tip off is 6pm.  The Mavericks knocked off #4 Penn St. Behrend by a 69-60 margin.  They dropped a pair to the Bobcats but the second time was by a one-point margin.  Meanwhile, #2 Penn St. Altoona will entertain  #6 La Roche College at 8pm. The Redhawks upset #3 Frostburg State at the buzzer, 66-64.  Altoona and La Roche each got a win from the other in the regular season.

Both tournament champions will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  FEBRUARY 23
2/23/09

Women's Basketball:  Rachel Richardson, Penn St. Behrend

Men' Basketball:  Keith Hack, Medaille College
 

AMCC BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT FIELDS SET
2/21/09

Medaille College will be the #1 seed and final four host for the men, while Pitt-Greensburg will head up the women's field when the AMCC conference tournament tips off on Tuesday.

Joining the Mavericks with a first round bye is #2 seed Penn St. Behrend.  Tuesday's match-ups will put #6 La Roche College on the road against #3 Pitt-Bradford and #5 Penn St. Altoona traveling to #4 Frostburg State.  The winner of Frostburg St./Penn St. Altoona will face Medaille in the first semifinal on Friday, and the winner of La Roche/Pitt-Bradford will take on Penn St. Behrend in the second match-up.

Pitt-Greensburg locked in the #1 seed for the AMCC tournament for the first time in program history last Saturday.  The Bobcats will face the winner of Tuesday's first round tilt featuring #4 Penn St. Behrend vs. #5 Medaille.  Meanwhile, #2 Penn St. Altoona will await the winner of the other opening session, #3 Frostburg St. vs. #6 La Roche.  Friday's semifinals at Pitt-Greensburg will tip-off at 6pm (#1 vs. winner 4v5) and 8:30pm (#2 vs. winner 3v6).

Both tournament champions will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

SWIMMING/DIVING AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
2/20/09

Frostburg State junior Thirza Roberto (Pasadena, MD/Chesapeake) is the AMCC Women's Co-Swimmer of the Year, along with Pitt-Bradford sophomore Morgan Kinville (Fulton, NY/Hannibal).  Roberto shared high point scoring honors at the AMCC championship with teammate Arielle Harding (Damascus, MD/Good Counsel), who was named Newcomer of the Year, an award that Kinville earned last season.

Joining them as Women's Diver of the Year is Penn St. Behrend sophomore Krystal Kovach (Pittsburgh, PA/Chartiers Valley) who qualified for the NCAA Division III Championships with her performances on the 1m. and 3 m. boards.  This is the second time Kovach has been honored by the conference.  Frostburg State head coach Kaymee Kelly was voted Women's Coach of the Year after guiding her Bobcats to a runner-up finish at the championship, just 6 points shy of Behrend.

Pitt-Bradford junior Cameron Lanich (Batavia, NY/Batavia) is the Men's Swimmer of the Year, earning three individual titles at the championship.  Penn St. Behrend junior Steve Graves (McMurry, PA/Peters Twp.) repeated as Diver of the Year, while Penn St. Altoona freshman Adam Capatch (Lewisburg, PA/Lewisburg), an individual winner in three events, was named Newcomer of the Year.  Pitt-Bradford head coach Ed Bahan got the nod as Men's Coach of the Year.

For complete all-conference team listings, click here:    Men        
Women

PENN STATE BEHREND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ENTERS THE PINK ZONE
2/20/09

This Saturday, February 21 the Penn State Behrend women's basketball team is sponsoring a Pink Zone initiative to raise money for breast cancer awareness. 

The WBCA Pink Zone™ initiative is a global, unified effort for the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's (WBCA) nation of coaches to assist in raising breast cancer awareness on the court, across campuses, in communities and beyond.  Pink Zone T-shirts will be sold during the games in the Junker Center, donations will be accepted at the door, and fans are encouraged to wear pink articles of clothing.  All proceeds from the event will go to the Erie unit of the American Cancer Society - Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.

The Behrend women will tip-off with Pitt-Bradford at 6:00 p.m.   As part of an "Economic Stimulus" Night, admission will be just $1 at the door, with free admission for Penn State Behrend students.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  FEBRUARY 16
2/16/09

Women's Swimming:  Thirza Roberto, Frostburg St.
Women's Diving:  Krystal Kovack, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Swimming
Dane Dombrosky, Penn St. Behrend

Men's Diving:  Steve Graves, Penn St. Behrend
Men' Basketball:  Robert Slattery, Franciscan
Women's Basketball
Tamara Thomas, Penn St. Altoona

FROSTBURG STATE, HILBERT WOMEN TEAM UP IN THE PINK ZONE
2/16/09

As part of the Women's Basketball Coaches Association campaign to raise awareness of breast cancer, the Frostburg State University and Hilbert College women's teams showed their support on Saturday.  Both teams geared up for the occasion with special warm-up tops and socks to help raise awareness and funds (see photo below).  Penn St. Altoona and Pitt-Greensburg also participated in the promotional effort on their campuses.



PENN STATE BEHREND MEN, WOMEN WIN THIRD STRAIGHT SWIMMING AND DIVING CHAMPIONSHIP
2/15/09

The Penn St. Behrend Lions men's and women's swimming and diving teams captured their third AMCC title in as many years.  Frostburg State was the runner-up by a mere six points on the women's side, while Penn State Altoona finished second for the men.

The Behrend women's team was led by Krystal Kovach (Scott Township, PA/ Chartiers Valley).  Kovach won both the one and three meter diving championships with NCAA qualifying scores.  The men's high point scorer Behrend's Josh Weaver (Franklin, PA/Franklin).  Weaver scored 43 points, finishing first in the 100 yard freestyle and 200 yard freestyle, and second in the 500 yard freestyle event.

Click here
for complete meet results.

PITT-GREENSBURG WOMEN EARN FIRST EVER #1 BASKETBALL SEED FOR AMCC TOURNAMENT; MEN'S FIELD SET BUT SEEDS TBD
2/14/09

Pitt-Greensburg locked in the #1 seed for the AMCC tournament for the first time in program history, and will host the semifinal and final rounds of the conference tournament on February 27-28.  The Bobcats also eliminated the Pitt-Bradford Panthers from tournament consideration with their 81-68 victory this afternoon.

The rest of the women's field includes Penn St. Altoona, Frostburg State, Penn St. Behrend, Medaille and La Roche.  Regular season games still impact the remaining seeds, and will be announced as confirmed.

For the men, the only thing settled is the field of teams; seeding will likely come down to the last game of the regular season on Saturday due to the fact that so many tournament teams still have games remaining versus each other.
Making the tournament are Pitt-Bradford, Penn St. Behrend, Medaille, Frostburg St., La Roche and Penn St. Altoona.


PITT-BRADFORD COACH MOORE HITS 250TH WIN MILESTONE
2/14/09

Pitt-Bradford men's basketball coach Andy Moore got his 250th career win on Saturday when his Panthers upended Pitt-Greensburg, 70-65.  Now in his 16th season at Bradford, Moore has led his program to two AMCC titles.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  FEBRUARY 9
2/9/09

Men' Basketball:  Adam Kaiser, Penn St. Behrend
Women's Basketball
Brittany James, Frostburg St.

PENN STATE ALTOONA TAKES WEBSITE TO PINK ZONE

2/9/09

The Penn State Altoona athletic department has taken the WBCA "Think Pink" breast cancer awareness campaign to heart, re-decorating their website for the occasion.  Click here to check it out!
 
BEHREND'S ENGEL NAMED TO COSIDA FIRST TEAM ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM
2/9/09

Penn State Behrend women's basketball standout Natalie Engel (McDonald, PA/Fort Cherry) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine All-District Academic First-Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Engel has started all 19 games this season for the blue and white and is averaging 13.9 ppg while playing 29.9 minutes per game.  Engel has also tallied 53 rebounds, 35 steals, and 23 assists as a senior and captain for the Behrend Lions.  Off the court, Engel is a biology major carrying a 3.95 GPA and has been named academic all-conference the past three years.  Over her career Engel has contributed in a number of ways for the blue and white, while starting 73 consecutive games.  She ranks among the top ten all-time at Behrend in free throw percentage, and among the top 15 all-time in assists, steals, 3-pointers made, and free throws made.

COLLEGE BASEBALL MAGAZINE RECOGNIZES FOUR BEHREND LIONS AS PLAYERS TO WATCH
2/5/09

Seniors David Koerbel (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) and Ben Cain (Venetia, PA/Peters Township) as well as juniors Josh Fyffe (Fredonia, PA/ Sharpsville) and Dustin Dubensky (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) have been recognized in the Division III list of "Players to Watch" in Collegiate Baseball Magazine.  This is a second time Koerbel and Fyffe have been recognized and a first for Cain and Dubensky.

Koerbel had a standout year last spring that saw him take home the AMCC MVP as well as the Pitcher of the Year honors.  He led the team in starts with 11 and complete games with seven.  He posted an 8-2 record overall to go along with an 2.82 ERA and 73 strikeouts.  Koerbel was ranked nationally in ERA, wins and strikeouts and has been tabbed All-AMCC for three straight seasons.

Cain came out of the bullpen to produce one of Behrend’s greatest pitching years in history.  He led the team in appearances with 16 and games finished with 14.  Cain had a 5-0 record to go along with an AMCC leading five saves.  He also had a miniscule ERA (0.76) and an opposing batting average of .190.

Fyffe, Behrend’s shortstop, put up another great statistical season to go along with his first in which he was named AMCC Newcomer of the Year.  He hit .333 with 25 RBIs for the Behrend Lions.  He led the league in walks with 30 and runs scored with 46.  Dubensky produced an outstanding sophomore campaign which saw him go into the Behrend record books.  The third baseman hit .365 and a team-high 46 RBIs which was second in the league.  Dubensky hit a single-season school record 23 doubles last year and was ranked fifth nationally. 



AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  FEBRUARY 2
2/2/09

Men' Basketball:  Brian Anderson, Frostburg St.
Women's Basketball
Nicole Reiser, Pitt-Greensburg
Men's Swimming:  Jack Hudson, Frostburg St.
Men's Diving
Steve Graves, Penn St. Behrend

Women's Swimming:  Katie Van Epps, Penn St. Behrend
Women's Diving:  Krystal Kovach, Penn St. Behrend

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  JANUARY 26
1/26/09
 

Women's Swimming:  Thirza Roberto, Frostburg State

Men's Swimming:  Bryan Dau, Penn St. Altoona
Men's Diving
Peter Lostcitto, Frostburg State

Women's Basketball:  Carissa Ferrucci, Medaille
Men' Basketball:  Daniel Waajid, Pitt-Greensburg

AMCC STUDENTS' CONVENTION EXPERIENCE  FEATURED IN NCAA NEWS ONLINE
1/23/09

The experience of four AMCC-member students who attended the NCAA convention last week in Washington DC is profiled in this week's NCAA News Online.  Click here for the full story.

Student-athletes Nicholas Russo and Davia Procida follow debate on legislative proposals during last week’s Division III business session at the NCAA Convention. They joined two other students as guests at the Convention of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Commissioner Donna Ledwin (far right). Trevor Brown Jr./NCAA Photos.


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  JANUARY 19
1/19/09

Women's Basketball:  Jaquaylla Kessler, La Roche
Men' Basketball:  Zack Kostorick, La Roche
Women's Swimming:  Anne Morgan, Pitt-Bradford

Women's Diving:  Krystal Kovach, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Swimming:  Terrance Watterson, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Diving
Steve Graves, Penn St. Behrend


THREE MORE AMCC PLAYERS HIT 1,000 POINT PLATEAU
1/19/09

Penn St. Altoona senior guard Colin Geiger (Pottstown, PA/Pottsgrove), La Roche senior guard Zack Kostorick (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) and Pitt-Greensburg junior guard/forward Kelsey Wilcox (Dubois, PA/Dubois) are the three newest AMCC players to hit the 1,000 career point mark.
 

Geiger became the fourth Lions' men's team member to enter the 1,000 point club after a 26-point performance Monday vs. Mount Aloysius.  Geiger entered the game needing 24 points to hit 1,000 and reached the milestone on a turn-around jumper 19 seconds into overtime.  Penn State Altoona won the game 76-71 in the extra session.  He ranks third in the AMCC in scoring at 15.8 points per game and has 237 total points through 15 contests.

Kostorick's 1,000th was earned in a loss to Mount Aloysius on Saturday.  His 20 point performance leaves him at 1,017 career points.  The Redhawks' second-leading scorer, Kostorick is currently averaging 10.5 ppg.

In a win over Franciscan, Wilcox was held to just six points on the evening but six was enough to push herself over the 1,000 point plateau for her career.  Wilcox became the sixth Lady Bobcat to record 1,000 career points.  She also has over 600 career rebounds and has a chance to break both the UPG all-time scoring and rebounding records.


ALTOONA'S COLIN GEIGER HITS 1,000 POINT PLATEAU

1/19/09


Senior guard Colin Geiger (Pottstown, PA/Pottsgrove) became the fourth member of the Penn State Altoona men's basketball 1,000 point club after a 26-point performance Monday vs. Mount Aloysius.  Geiger entered the game needing 24 points to hit 1,000 and reached the milestone on a turn-around jumper 19 seconds into overtime.  Penn State Altoona won the game 76-71 in the extra session.  He ranks third in the AMCC in scoring at 15.8 points per game and has 237 total points through 15 contests.
 


PS-ALTOONA'S GLASSER IS ECAC SOUTH REGION PLAYER OF THE WEEK

1/13/09

Penn St. Altoona G Alicia Glasser (Marion Center, PA/Marion Center) is the first AMCC woman to be named an ECAC South Region Player of the Week this season.  She led the Lions to two conference wins for the week, keeping them undefeated (5-0) and tied for first in the AMCC standings. Glasser's 23 points and career-high 10 rebounds helped her squad to a road win against Pitt- Bradford, where she also set school marks for free throws made (13-13) and free throw percentage (100%).  Against Penn St. Behrend she was equally dominant, recording 21 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals and 2 blocks.  For the week Glasser averaged 22.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.5 spg and was a perfect 18-18 from the charity stripe.  The team is on a school-record 7 game win streak.

FROSTBURG STATE'S PARKER SELECTED AS OLYMPIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM COACH
1/13/09


Frostburg State women's soccer coach Brian Parker has been named to the Maryland Olympic Development Staff for the upcoming 2009 year.  Pa
rker, who just completed his seventh year at the helm of the FSU program, will be working with the U-15 team. He will assist in selecting from girls born in 1994 from the entire state of Maryland to train and compete to earn a spot on the U-15 regional and national teams. Parker is no stranger to working with ODP teams as his 1990/U-15 squad reached the Region I Tournament Championship and eventually won the National Championship in Texas in March 2006.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  JANUARY 12
1/12/09

Women's Swimming:  Whitney Weston, Penn St. Altoona
Women's Diving:  Krystal Kovach, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Swimming:  Adam Capatch, Penn St. Altoona
Men's Diving
Steve Graves, Penn St. Behrend
Men' Basketball:  Steve Lucas, La Roche
Women's Basketball:  Alicia Glasser, Penn St. Altoona


HILBERT, FROSTBURG STATE WOMEN RECOGNIZED BY NSCAA
1/9/09

Six AMCC student-athletes have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Adidas Women's College Scholar All-East Region  Team.  The honorable mention list included five Hilbert College team members and one from Frostburg State.  The Hawks' selections were senior goalkeeper Kelly Goodwin, junior defender Courtney DeVille, junior defender Carrie Sisson, junior forward Maggie Fage and senior forward Jennifer Wade.  Junior goalkeeper Stephanie Gwinn represented the Bobcats.

MEDAILLE PLACES THREE ON NSCAA ACADEMIC TEAMS
1/6/09

Three members of the Medaille College men's soccer team have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for their academic achievement.  Leading the list is junior midfielder Gary Boughton (Lancaster, NY/Lancaster) who was named a 2008 NSCAA/Adidas Men's Collegiate Scholar All-American Athlete on the College Division Second Team.  He is the first Medaille player to receive this prestigious honor.

Medaille also placed three players on the NSCAA/Adidas Men's Collegiate Scholar All-East Region:  Boughton (first team), senior Jacob Reisdorf (third team), and senior Jared Reisdorf (honorable mention).  This marks the second time in their careers that the Residorfs have been so honored.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  JANUARY 5
1/5/09

Men' Basketball:  Bill Gersitz, Medaille
Women's Basketball:  Brittany James, Frostburg St.


FROSTBURG STATE'S ANDERSON NAMED TO ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM AT RANDOLPH-MACON
12/31/08

Frostburg State University sophomore Brian Anderson (Perry Hall, Md./Eastern Tech) collected 2008 Randolph-Macon College Coaches Classic All-Tournament honors for his stellar performance during the tournament this past week.

 

Anderson helped FSU to a 1-1 record and an 87-81 victory over Lebanon Valley in the consolation game of the classic on Tuesday evening.  In the victory over LVC, Anderson scored a career and tournament-high 31 points on 10-of-14 shooting (71.4%). He also added five three-pointers (5-of-8), a perfect 6-of-6 slate from the foul line and seven rebounds. It was the second time this season that Anderson has set a career best in scoring.  Anderson leads the Bobcats in scoring (13.0 ppg), three-pointers (22) and free throws (20) this season and has reached double-digit scoring in five contests.

PENN ST. ALTOONA'S WASSELL NAMED NSCAA GREAT LAKES REGION WOMEN'S COACH OF THE YEAR
12/30/08

Penn State Altoona women's soccer coach Tim Wassell has been named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Great Lakes Regional Coach of the Year.  Coaches are selected based on a vote of their peers within the seven Division III regions.  Wassell is now a finalist for the NSCAA/adidas National Coach of the Year at the Division III level.  That announcement will be made as part of the annual NSCAA Convention in mid-January.

The Hollidaysburg native, who just completed his second year at the helm, led the 2008 Lions to a 17-1-2 overall record, first-ever AMCC championship and first NCAA Division III tournament appearance.  Altoona finished the regular season an undefeated 16-0-1 and 8-0-1 in league play.   He boasts a two-year career record of 30-7-3 and has set single-season program records in each of his seasons.  Wassell was honored as the AMCC Coach of the Year after both the 2007 and 2008 campaigns.

FROSTBURG STATE COACHES CONTRIBUTE TO RECRUITING GUIDE
12/22/08

Frostburg State University head women's soccer coach Brian Parker and head men's and women's tennis coach Stuart Swink are contributors to "Put Me in Coach", a recently published book on the subjects of college recruiting and choosing a school.  Written by Laurie Richter, the book includes strategies on finding the right fit between a student-athlete and a college; communicating with coaches as recruiters; and securing financial aid.

PITT-GREENSBURG'S WAAJID NAMED ECAC SOUTH MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
12/17/08

For the second consecutive week, an AMCC men's basketball player has been selected for ECAC South Region Player of the Week honors.  Pitt-Greensburg forward Daniel Waajid (Pittsbugh, PA/Central Catholic) had another monster week, averaging 28.0 ppg and 14.0 rpg, while shooting 62.1% from the field.  Waajid's 34 points and 19 rebounds were both career highs in the loss to Mount Aloysius. In the upset win on the road vs. league-leader Penn St. Behrend, he scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half, including 2 clutch free-throws with 5 seconds to play to extend UPG's lead to 3.

PITT-BRADFORD TO BE HONORED FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
12/17/08

The Pitt-Bradford Dept. of Athletics has been selected as an honorable mention award winner of this year’s Jostens/NADIIIAA Community Service Awards for their work with the CARE for Children program.   The presentation will take place at the NADIIIAA reception on January 17th at the NCAA Convention in Washington DC. 

CARE for Children is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children of all abilities in McKean County and the surrounding region.  Through Pediatric Therapy, Health and Community Outreach Services, CARE strives to make a positive impact on the children and families that receive their services.  One of CARE's most popular programs is the therapeutic recreation program for children with disabilities.  The administration, coaches and student athletes at Pitt Bradford have taken the initiative to provide sports clinics and mini camps for children with physical and developmental disabilities.  Most recently CARE has added a Kid Fitness program for children with special health care needs that addresses the importance of lifelong fitness and to this end have utilized the gym and pool facilities at the University as well as the expertise of the coaching staff who have acted as mentors to the program participants.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK: DECEMBER 15
12/15/08

Women's Basketball:  Kelsey Wilcox, Pitt-Greensburg
Men' Basketball:  Daniel Waajid, Pitt-Greensburg

AMCC FALL SPORT SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL ATHLETES FINISH HIGH IN NCAA RANKINGS
12/15/08

The AMCC was well represented in the season-ending statistical ranking for men's and women's soccer and volleyball in Division III.  Two student-athletes were ranked #1 nationally:  Medaille men's soccer player Gary Boughton (assists per game) and Penn St. Altoona volleyball player Jessica Tirko (digs per game).  More than 40 AMCC athletes and 10 different teams were represented overall.  Among the conference leaders:

MEN'S SOCCER
 - Medaille JR Gary Boughton: #1 in assists (.95 apg)
- Medaille FR Alexander Rouse: #4 in goals (1.16 gpg), #5 in points  (2.58 ppg)
- Medaille FR Ryan Goettel: #13 in GAA (.515)
- Pitt-Bradford JR Dale Quinlan: #37 in saves (7.0 spg)
- La Roche FR Jonathan Happel: #69 in save percentage (.82)
- Medaille: #6 in scoring offense (3.41 gpg)
- Frostburg St: #29 in GAA (.73), #28 in shutout pct. (.50)
- Penn St. Behrend: #28 in shutout pct. (.50)

WOMEN'S SOCCER
- Penn St. Altoona FR Emily Reimold: #32 in points (2.25 ppg) and #39 in goals (.95 gpg)
- Penn St. Altoona FR Helena Tinnyo: #6 in assists (.73 apg)
- Penn St. Altoona FR Lindsay Raspanti: #4 in GAA (.35) and #14 in save pct. (.884)
- Medaille JR Danielle Radlich: #35 in goals (.952 gpg) and  #46 in points  (2.14 ppg)
- La Roche FR Ralene Zajac: #10 in save pct. (.892) and #36 in GAA (.645)
- Penn St. Altoona: #46 in scoring offense (2.85 gpg), #3 in GAA (.336), #6 in shutout pct. (.7), #4 in win-loss pct. (.900), #6 in save pct. (.887)

VOLLEYBALL
- Penn St. Altoona SO Jessica Tirko: #1 in digs (8.46 dpg)
- Penn St. Altoona JR Olivia Hallahan: #36 in blocks (1.14 bpg)
- Frostburg St. JR Brooke Winterling: #8 in kills (4.41 kpg)
- Frostburg St. FR Kylie Carrington: #33 in assists (9.84 apg)
- Pitt-Bradford: #25 in digs (18.88 dpg)
- Frostburg St.: #16 in hitting pct. (.253) and #47 in kills (12.27)

Click here for a complete list of national rankings in all three sports.

PITT-BRADFORD'S MOORE RECOGNIZED AS ECAC SOUTH MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
12/9/08

Pitt-Bradford guard Zach Moore (Olean, NY/Olean) is the first AMCC men's basketball player to be selected for ECAC South Region Player of the Week honors this season.  Moore led the Panthers in a 1-1 week, highlighted by a thrilling OT win over previously undefeated Medaille.  The freshman stood out all over the floor in a performance that included 19 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals and 2 blocks.  He also racked up 18 points, 10 boards and 7 dishes in a close loss to non-conference Fredonia.  Overall Moore averaged 18.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg and 5.0 apg on 50% shooting from the field to put Pitt-Bradford in an early season tie for the top spot in the AMCC.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK: DECEMBER 8
12/8/08

Men's Swimming:  Tom Weir, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Diving
Steve Graves, Penn St, Behrend
Women's Swimming:
  Danielle Wilson, Penn St. Behrend

Women's Diving:  Krystal Kovach, Penn St. Behrend
Men' Basketball:  Zach Moore, Pitt-Bradford
Women's Basketball:  Nicole Reiser, Pitt-Greensburg


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK: DECEMBER 1
12/1/08

Men' Basketball:  Andy Marchand, Hilbert
Women's Basketball:  Katie Moore, Pitt-Bradford


INGOLD, STEVENSON NAMED TO NCAA COMMITTEES
11/25/08

Penn St. Altoona athletic Director Fredina Ingold and Frostburg St. University associate athletic director Rubin Stevenson have been appointed to committee positions by the NCAA.  Ingold will represent the AMCC on the Division III Management Council while Stevenson will serve on the Division III Membership Committee.  Both are four year appointments beginning in January 2009.

FROSTBURG ST. VOLLEYBALL STANDOUT HONORED FOR ACADEMICS
11/25/08

Frostburg State junior outside hitter Brooke Winterling (Glenelg, Md./Glenelg) has received ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District third team volleyball honors for her outstanding work in the classroom.  Winterling, a 3.68 psychology major, is the 2008 AMCC Volleyball Player of the Year.

THREE AMCC SOCCER TEAMS RECOGNIZED FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT BY NSCAA
11/25/08

The women's teams at Frostburg State and La Roche and the men's team at Penn St. Altoona have earned the National Soccer Coaches Association highest academic honor.  To qualify, the team GPA must be a minimum of 3.0 or higher for the previous academic year.  In 2007-08, the Frostburg State women had a collective 3.07, the La Roche women posted a 3.26, and the Penn St. Altoona men combined for a 3.10.  Only 102 men's teams and 259 women's teams from all three divisions achieved this honor.

AMCC MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR EARNS PRO SOCCER TRYOUT
11/25/08

Senior
Adam Gracia (Rockville, Md./Wootton) might have seen his Frostburg State men's soccer career end a little over a week ago but his professional career might be taking off as the midfielder was invited to a two-day tryout with D.C. United of Major League Soccer.

The tryout, set for December 6-7, consists of 26 players; Gracia is the only NCAA Division III player invited.  To be invited to the tryout from the D3 level, Gracia was recommended by someone within the D.C. United organization.  With the tryout, Gracia's name automatically gets put into the MLS Draft and Supplemental Draft this year.

PITT-GREENSBURG ANNOUNCES NEW BASEBALL COACH
11/25/08

Adam Jack is the new head baseball coach at Pitt-Greensburg.  A former standout player at Waynesburg University, he spent three years as the batting coach, infield coach and first base coach at his alma mater, and for the past two seasons has served as the head coach at Jeannette High School.  He served as the Director of Forensic Science/ Instructor of Forensic Science at Waynesburg College and is currently working as a detective with the Forensic Unit, in the Westmoreland County District Attorney’s Office.


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  NOVEMBER 24
11/24/08

Men' Basketball:  Elliot Prigrom, Pitt-Greensburg
Women's Basketball:  Carissa Ferrucci, Medaille

Men's Swimming:  Charlie Swartz, Frostburg St.
Men's Diving:  Peter Lostcitto, Frostburg St.
Women's Swimming:   Arielle Harding, Frostburg St.


ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR FALL SPORTS
11/20/08

The AMCC is proud to announce the Fall 2008 All-Sportsmanship Teams.  This honor was instituted last year at the suggestion of the conference's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.  Each team is responsible to for selecting one individual whom they feel
consistently demonstrates a high level of ethical conduct, respect and fair play in both practice and competition, whether on the sidelines or as an active competitor.  Their sportsmanlike actions are evident toward teammates, coaches, opponents, officials and fans.  They must also serve as positive representatives of school spirit when a spectator at other teams’ sporting events.  The AMCC salutes these individuals as outstanding representatives of the conference.

FALL PRESIDENTS' CUP STANDINGS: BEHREND IN THE LEAD
11/18/08

Penn State Behrend is in a familiar position:  sitting atop the AMCC Presidents' Cup standings.  The Behrend Lions garnered 54 points during the fall season, which included winning the men's cross country and women's tennis titles.

In close pursuit is Penn State Altoona with 49 points.  The Lions won two conference titles in the fall:  men's golf and women's soccer.  They are barely ahead of Frostburg State, with 47 points, one championship (volleyball) and four runner-up finishes.

Click here for complete Presidents' Cup results.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  NOVEMBER 17
11/17/08

Men's Swimming:  Josh Weaver, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Diving:  Steve Graves, Penn St. Behrend
Women's Swimming:   Hilary MacManus, Penn St. Behrend
Women's Diving:   Krystal Kovach, Penn St. Behrend
Men' Basketball:  Dan Conway, Mount Aloysius
Women's Basketball:  Kelsey Wilcox, Pitt-Greensburg


FALL SPORTS CLOSE POST-SEASON IN MEMORABLE FASHION
11/16/08

In a flurry of weekend activity, AMCC soccer and volleyball teams represented the conference well in both NCAA and ECAC tournament competition.

AMCC regular season champion Penn State Behrend volleyball brought home the hardware in the ECAC South Region Tournament.  As the #3 seed, they made it to the finals and defeated #4 Cabrini, 3-2.  Senior defensive specialist Brittany Hennessy was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament.  She had 30 digs in the championship and ranks as the school's all-time leader in that category.  Earlier in the week, Frostburg State fell to Washington-St. Louis, ranked #4 in the country, in the Great Lakes region round of the NCAA tournament, 3-0.

In soccer action, the Medaille men put a scare into five-time national champion Messiah, losing 2-1 in overtime in the NCAA tournament.  Penn St. Altoona's women, undefeated in the regular season, suffered a 1-0 loss to Otterbein in their first trip to the national stage.  Meanwhile, the Frostburg State women dropped a heartbreaker to Swarthmore in the championship game of the ECAC South tournament, losing on penalty kicks by a 5-4 margin.  Medaille's women also lost on penalty kicks (4-2) to RIT in the semifinals of the ECAC Upstate bracket.

At the NCAA Mideast Regional, the Penn St. Behrend men were the highest finishing conference team, placing 14th in a field of 43 teams.  Sophomore Andy Iams was the fastest AMCC man, coming in 34th with a time of 26:25.  For the women, Frostburg State had the strongest conference performance, recording a 14th place team score.  The Bobcats were led by senior Jennifer Patton who came in 30th with a time of 23:24.

PITT-BRADFORD'S MOORE HITS 1,000 CAREER POINT MARK
11/16/08

Senior guard Katie Moore (Warren, PA/Warren) became the seventh women's basketball player at Pitt-Bradford to reach the 1,000-point plateau in a 58-52 loss to Thiel College on Saturday.  Moore needs nine points to move into sixth place on the school's all-time career list.

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL, CROSS COUNTRY
11/11/08

The AMCC proudly announces the award winners and all-conference team members in the following sports (click on the sport link for the complete list of honorees):

VOLLEYBALL
Player of the Year:  Brooke Winterling, Frostburg State
Co-Newcomers of the Year:  Lauren Dalton, Penn St. Behrend and Kylie Carrington, Frostburg St.
Coach of the Year:  Phil Pisano, Penn St. Behrend

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Player of the Year:  Lauren Lentine, Frostburg State
Newcomer of the Year:  Emily Reimold, Penn St. Altoona
Coach of the Year:  Tim Wassell, Penn St. Altoona

MEN'S SOCCER
Player of the Year:  Adam Gracia, Frostburg State
Co-Newcomers of the Year:  Toby Abdul-Raziq, Pitt-Bradford and Alexander Rouse, Medaille
Coach of the Year:  Keith Byrnes, Frostburg State

WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Runner of the Year:  Erin Bliss, Franciscan University
Newcomer of the Year:  Anne Patron, Frostburg St.
Coach of the Year:  Dan Kuebler, Franciscan University

MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
Runner of the Year:  William Jones, Franciscan University
Co-Newcomers of the Year:  Kevin LeRoy, Franciscan University
Coach of the Year:  Greg Cooper, Penn St. Behrend

AMCC TEAMS LAND FIVE ECAC POST-SEASON BIDS
11/10/08

The AMCC is well represented in the ECAC post-season, with five teams getting bids in men's and women's soccer and volleyball.  Two men's teams made it to the South region soccer draw:  AMCC tournament runner-up Penn St. Behrend is the #4 seed and will host #5 Wilkes on Wednesday, while regular season runner-up Frostburg State landed the #2 seed and will host #7 Washington & Jefferson.  The Frostburg State women's soccer team is the top ranked squad in the South region tournament, and will welcome #8 Widener to western Maryland.  Meanwhile, the Medaille women are seeded third in the Upstate bracket, and will meet #2 RIT on Saturday.  The AMCC volleyball regular season champion Penn St. Behrend Lions will host on Wednesday, facing #5 Washington & Jefferson as the #4 seed in the South regional.


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  NOVEMBER 10
11/10/08

Women's Soccer Player: Emily Reimold, Penn St. Altoona
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Lindsay Raspanti, Penn St. Altoona
Men's Soccer Player:  Jacob Reisdorf, Medaille
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper: Ryan Goettel, Medaille
Volleyball:  Brooke Winterling, Frostburg St.
Men's Swimming: Dane Dombrosky, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Diving:  Steve Graves, Penn St. Behrend
Women's Swimming:  Arielle Harding, Frostburg State
Women's Diving:  Krystal Kovach, Penn St. Behrend


MEDAILLE MEN RECAPTURE SOCCER CROWN
11/8/09

The Medaille College men's soccer team capped an undefeated conference season by winning the AMCC championship in a 3-0 decision over defending champion Penn St. Behrend.  It was the Mavericks' third title in four years.  As the recipients of the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament, Medaille (13-5-2) will take on Messiah College in the first round on Saturday, November 15 at the University of Rochester.

PENN ST. ALTOONA WINS FIRST-EVER WOMEN'S SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP
11/8/09

It came down to penalty kicks, and the top-seeded and unbeaten (17-0-2) Penn State Altoona women's soccer team proved themselves up to the nail-biting challenge, edging #2 Frostburg State, 4-3, after a 1-1 double overtime deadlock.  With the title, the first ever for the women's soccer program, comes the AMCC's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  The Lions will travel to Ohio on Saturday where they will take on Otterbein.

FROSTBURG ST.  CAPTURES NINTH AMCC VOLLEYBALL TITLE
11/8/09

Reversing the regular season result between these two teams, #2 seed Frostburg St.(29-5)  roared to a 3-0 win over top-seeded Penn St. Behrend (22-9) to successfully defend their conference title.  It was the Bobcats' ninth championship in AMCC history.  Set scores were 25-15, 25-17, 25-20.  With the win, FSU also secured the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA tournament.  They will face defending national champion Washington University-St. Louis in the Great Lakes Regional which begins on November 13, hosted by Wittenberg University.

SOCCER FIELDS DOWN TO TWO EACH
11/5/08

Some had an easier time than others, but when the dust settled four teams still advanced to the championship round of the AMCC soccer tournaments scheduled for this Saturday.

The men's final will feature a rematch of last year's championship:  #1 Medaille meeting #2 and defending champion Penn St. Behrend at All HIgh Stadium in Buffalo for a 6:30pm kick-off.  The top-seeded Mavericks were extended to penalty kicks by #4 La Roche after the teams were knotted at the end of two overtimes, 2-2.  Medaille prevailed on PKs, 7-6.  There was but one goal in the Behrend/Frostburg State match-up, but that was all the Behrend Lions needed to upset the #2 Bobcats on their home turf, moving on by a 1-0 score in regulation.

The women's championship will showcase the unbeaten Penn State Altoona Lions hosting five-time AMCC titleist Frostburg State at 2pm.  The Altoona Lions were taken to two overtimes by #5 Penn St. Behrend before finding the net in a 1-0 victory.  The #2 Bobcats had an easier go, subduing the #3 Medaille Mavericks by a 4-0 margin.

The championship games are scheduled for Saturday, November 8 at the site of the highest remaining seed in each tournament.  The winners will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

PITT-GREENSBURG, PITT-BRADFORD ADVANCE IN VOLLEYBALL
11/4/08

#3 Pitt-Greensburg defeated #6 Mount Aloysius, and #4 Pitt-Bradford eliminated #5 Penn St. Altoona in the first round of the AMCC volleyball tournament.  Both matches were done in 3 sets.  The pair will advance to the semifinal round at Penn St. Behrend on Friday.  The regular season champion Behrend Lions will take on Pitt-Bradford at 6pm and the #2 seed and defending champion Frostburg State will face Pitt-Greensburg.  The championship match will be Saturday at 1pm, and the winner will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  NOVEMBER 3
11/3/08

Men's Cross Country:  Bill Jones, Franciscan
Women's Cross Country:  Erin Bliss, Franciscan
Men's Soccer Player:  Reuben Jolo, La Roche
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper: Jay Herford, Frostburg St.
Women's Soccer Player: Lauren Freeman, Medaille
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Mattea Haessner, Medaille
Volleyball:  Brooke Gallentine, Penn St. Behrend

FRANCISCAN WOMEN, PENN ST. BEHREND MEN TAKE CROSS COUNTRY CROWNS
11/1/08

It did not take long for Franciscan University to make their presence known in the AMCC cross country world.  The women ran to their first conference title on Saturday at Fort Roberdeau, and the Barons earned both the women's and men's individual titles as well.  Meanwhile, the Penn State Behrend men successfully defended their crown, winning their third championship overall.

Franciscan junior Erin Bliss (Woodbridge, VA/Seton HS) led the women's field of 73 runners with a time of 23:48 for the 5K race.  Baron freshman Bill Jones (Oneida, WI/Marquette University HS) was the fastest man in a field of 71 competitors, covering the 8k course in a time of 27:02.

Click here for complete race results.


VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF FIELD SET
11/1/08

The AMCC volleyball tournament field is set, and Penn St. Behrend, the 2008 regular season champion, is ready to host the semifinal and final rounds next weekend.  The tournament which will begin on Tuesday, November 4 at the site of the higher seed in each pairing.  The top two seeds receive first round byes.  The first round matches will pit #6 Mount Aloysius at #3 Pitt-Greensburg and #5 Penn St. Altoona at #4 Pitt-Bradford.  The semifinals will be Friday evening in Erie, with the Behrend Lions taking on the 4v5 winner at 6pm and the #2 seed and defending champion Frostburg State facing the winner of 3v6.  The championship match will be Saturday at 1pm, and the winner will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

SOCCER TOURNAMENT MOVES TO SEMIFINAL ROUND
11/1/08

The first round of the AMCC soccer tournament is complete, and not without its share of upsets.

For the women, #3 Medaille handled #6 Pitt-Greensburg, 3-1, and will next face five-time AMCC champion and #2 seed  Frostburg State.  Despite being the #5 seed, two-time defending champion Penn St. Behrend upended #4 La Roche in overtime, 2-1.  The Behrend Lions will advance to a meeting on Wednesday with #1 seed Penn St. Altoona.

On the men's side, #3 seed and defending champion Penn St. Behrend took care of #6 Pitt-Bradford, 5-0, and will now travel to #2 Frostburg State on Wednesday.  #5 La Roche will head north to take on #1 Medaille after defeating #4 Penn St. Altoona, 1-0.

The championship games are scheduled for Saturday, November 8 at the site of the highest remaining seed in each tournament.  The winners will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

PENN ST. BEHREND PAIR TOP WOMEN'S TENNIS AWARDS LIST
10/31/08

The freshman duo of Arica Christman (Sharon, PA/Sharon) and Stephanie Cattron (Greensville, PA/Commodore Perry) head the list of award winners on the 2008 AMCC women's tennis all-conference team.

Christman was undefeated in conference play at #1 singles through the AMCC tournament, and was named the Player of the Year.  Cattron, who won the #3 singles title and also paired with Christman to win #2 doubles, was selected as Newcomer of the Year.  Behrend Lions coach Jeff Barger was named the Coach of the Year after guiding his squad to a 14-2 campaign, 8-0 in conference play, and their fourth consecutive title and eighth overall.

Click here for the complete 2008 all-conference team.

VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFF FIELD SET; SEEDS STILL TBA
10/30/08

The AMCC volleyball tournament field is set, and Penn St. Behrend, the 2008 regular season champion, is ready to host the semifinal and final rounds next weekend.  The rest of the field consists of defending champion Frostburg State, Pitt-Greensburg, Pitt-Bradford,  Penn St. Altoona, and Mount Aloysius.

This weekend's regular season contests will sort out the seeds for the tournament which will begin on Tuesday, November 4 at the site of the higher seed in each pairing.  The top two seeds receive first round byes.  The first round matches will pit #6 at #3 and #5 at #4.  The semifinals will be Friday evening in Erie, with the Behrend Lions taking on the 4v5 winner at 6pm and the #2 seed facing the winner of 3v6.  The championship match will be Saturday at 1pm, and the winner will receive the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.


SOCCER TOURNAMENT SET TO BEGIN SATURDAY
10/29/08

The final puzzle pieces have fallen into place for the AMCC men's and women's soccer tournaments, which are scheduled to begin on Saturday.

For the women, #3 Medaille will host #6 Pitt-Greensburg at 6pm at All High Stadium in Buffalo.  The Lady Mavericks won the regular season clash by a 4-1 margin.  Two-time defending champion Penn St. Behrend, the #5 seed, will travel to #4 La Roche for a 2pm start in Pittsburgh.  The Redhawks earned their first ever win at Behrend this season by a score of 1-0.

Penn State Altoona, which has not lost a game this season, secured the top spot for the women, and will face the winner of La Roche/Behrend on Wednesday.  #2 Frostburg St., a five-time AMCC champion, will welcome the winner of Medaille/Pitt-Greensburg.

On the men's side, #6 Pitt-Bradford will face #3 seed Penn St. Behrend at 2pm in Erie.  The Behrend Lions defeated the Panthers earlier in the month, 3-0.  #5 La Roche will head east to #4 Penn St. Altoona for a 5pm kickoff.  La Roche had the edge in the regular season by a 1-0 score.

 Men's regular season champion Medaille is again the top seed, and Frostburg St. finished at #2.  Both will receive first round byes, with Medaille hosting the winner of La Roche/Penn St. Altoona and the Bobcats taking on the Behrend/Bradford winner in semifinals both slated for Wednesday.

The championship games are scheduled for Saturday, November 8 at the site of the highest remaining seed in each tournament.  The winners will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

PITT-GREENSBURG WOMEN, PENN ST. BEHREND MEN LEAD BASKETBALL PRESEASON POLLS
10/28/08

The AMCC coaches have picked the Pitt-Greensburg women to win their first league title since 2002-03, and the Penn St. Behrend men to successfully defend their 2008 crown in this season's preseason poll.  Preseason Player of the Year honors went to Pitt-Bradford senior guard/forward Katie Moore, the 2008 AMCC Player of the Year, and Mount Aloysius junior forward Richard McNutt.  Click below for the complete outook:                 Women's Poll                Men's Poll

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF OCTOBER 27
10/27/08

Volleyball:  Brooke Winterling, Frostburg St.
Women's Soccer Player: Danielle Radlich, Medaille
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Nikki Traylor, Franciscan
Men's Soccer Player:  Alexander Rouse, Medaille
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper: Dustin Walker, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Cross Country:  Wes Brubaker, Penn St. Altoona
Women's Cross Country:  Kersten Luzik, Penn St. Altoona

LA ROCHE'S PERELLI IS ECAC SOUTH PLAYER OF THE WEEK
10/23/08

For the second week in a row, a La Roche women's soccer player has been tabbed for ECAC Division III South Region Player of the Week honors.  Junior forward  Cristina Perelli (White Oak, PA/McKeesport) scored the winning OT goal on the road vs. Carlow and and added 2 goals and 1 assist against AMCC opponent Pitt Bradford to boost the Redhawks to 4-1-1 and third place in the conference standings, and 11-5-1 overall.  The junior forward leads the team in goals (9) and points (24).

BILTZ, SWIRES TOP MEN'S GOLF AWARD WINNERS
10/21/08

A pair of Penn St. Altoona golfers lead the list of honorees for the 2008 AMCC men's golf all-conference team.  Junior Jacob Biltz (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg) was voted Player of the Year, while freshman teammate Josh Swires (Cresson, PA/Penn Cambria) was named Newcomer of the Year.  The two led the Lions to their third straight conference crown and fourth overall and will represent the AMCC at the NCAA Division III tournament in May.

Penn St. Behrend head coach James Bowen was selected as Coach of the Year.  He guided the Behrend Lions to a runner-up finish at this year's conference championship and included the tournament medalist Joe Nelson.


AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF OCTOBER 20
10/20/08

Women's Tennis:  Arica Christman, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Cross Country:  Brian Leiter, Frostburg St.
Women's Cross Country:  Jennifer Patton, Frostburg St.
Volleyball:  Alisha Wisel, Pitt-Bradford
Women's Soccer Player: Cristina Perelli, La Roche
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Lindsay Raspanti, Penn St. Altoona
Men's Soccer Player:  Reuben Jolo, La Roche
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper: Jay Herford, Frostburg St.

PENN ST. BEHREND WOMEN WIN FOURTH STRAIGHT AMCC TITLE
10/19/08

Penn St. Behrend swept the individual singles titles and won two of three doubles crowns en route to a convincing defense of their AMCC women's tennis title.  It was the Behrend Lions' fourth title in a row and eighth overall.

Arica Christman (#1 singles, #2 doubles), Stephanie Cattron (#3 singles, #2 doubles) and Hillary Lasher (#5 singles, #3 doubles) were all double champions for Behrend.  Click here for complete tournament results.


PITT-BRADFORD'S MOORE NAMED D3 NEWS PRESEASON ALL-AMERICAN
10/15/08

Pitt-Bradford’s Katie Moore (Warren, PA/Warren) has benm named to the D3 News Pre-Season All-American Women’s Basketball Team.  The 5-7 senior was No. 26 on the list of the best Division III players in the nation.
Moore had an impressive junior year as she was named AMCC Player of the Year.  Moore led the conference and was 16th in Division III scoring at 20.1 points per game in 2007-08.  Her 482 points is the second highest
total in Pitt-Bradford women’s history.  She also had 163 field goals and 109 free throws last year, which are both fifth on the school list.  Moore needs just seven points to become the seventh Pitt-Bradford woman to score 1,000 points.

ECAC HONORS AMCC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
10/14/08

The ECAC has made a rare double conference selection for their players of the week honors, selecting both La Roche midfielder Jemma Devlin and Penn St. Behrend goalkeeper Beth Lacy for regional recognition.

Devlin (Pittsburgh, PA/Bishop Canevin) scored the tying goal versus previously undefeated Penn St. Altoona in the 89th minute to take the Redhawks to a 1-1 tie.  She also scored the winning goal in the 82nd minute in a 1-0 win at Franciscan.  Her 6 goals on the season leads the team.

In a two-win week for the Behrend Lions, Lacy (Erie, PA/Harborcreek) was between the pipes for both, holding two AMCC opponents scoreless.  She made 2 saves in a 4-0 win over Franciscan, then had 3 stops in a 6-0 victory over Pitt-Greensburg.  She has allowed just 8 goals in 7 games for a 1.12 GAA.

TWO AMCC WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMS RANKED IN GREAT LAKES REGION
10/14/08

Penn St. Altoona has been joined by Frostburg State in this week's NSCAA/adidas Great Lakes Regional Top 10 poll.  Undefeated PSA (12-0-1) holds down the #6 spot, while FSU (10-1-2) is riding a 4 game win streak and is ranked #9.  The two squads clash at 5pm today in Altoona.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF OCTOBER 13
10/13/08

Men's Cross Country:  Wes Brubaker, Penn St. Altoona
Women's Cross Country:  Erin Bliss, Franciscan
Women's Tennis:  Sarah Eisel, Frostburg St.
Volleyball:  Anne Bemis, La Roche
Women's Soccer Player:  Jemma Devlin, La Roche
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Beth Lacy, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Soccer Player:  Ahmad Salim, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper: Dustin Walker, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Golf: Jake Biltz, Penn St. Altoona

PENN ST. BHEREND'S SALIM BREAKS SCHOOL SCORING MARK
10/11/08

The Penn State Behrend men's soccer team improved to 4-0 in the AMCC, led by forward/midfielder Ahmad Salim (Cranberry, PA/Seneca Valley) in a 2-1 win over Pitt-Greensburg.  Salim gave the Behrend Lions the lead in the first half and in doing so broke the school career scoring record.  With 29 goals in his career, the senior surpassed Chris Lightner to become the Behrend career scoring leader.  He has amassed 8 goals and 17 points so far this season.

FROSTBURG STATE'S RUSSELL TABBED BY ECAC FOR WEEKLY HONOR
10/8/08

Frostburg State University forward Lauren Russell (Waldorft, MD/Westlake HS) has been named the ECAC Division III South Co-Player of the Week.  Russell scored two key goals in a 1-0-1 week for the Bobcats.  The first came vs. Johns Hopkins, an unassisted tally that put FSU on the board first against the #5 ranked Jayhawks.  Her second was the game-winner in an AMCC win over Medaille in a battle of early-season unbeatens.  Russell is FSU's leading scorer with 6 goals and 13 points.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF OCTOBER 6
10/6/08

Men's Golf:  Joe Nelson, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Cross Country:  Andy Iams, Penn St. Behrend
Women's Cross Country:  Jenna Fatica, Penn St. Behrend
Women's Tennis:  Monie Cuddahee, Frostburg St.
Volleyball:  Amanda Knowles, Mount Aloysius
Women's Soccer Player:  Lauren Russell, Frostburg St.
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Lindsay Raspanti, Penn St. Altoona
Men's Soccer Player:  Bobby Gerhard, Hilbert
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper: Ryan Goettel, Medaille

PENN ST.  ALTOONA MEN WIN THIRD CONSECUTIVE GOLF CROWN
10/5/08

For the third year in a row, and fourth time in six years, Penn St. Altoona has won the AMCC men's golf championship.  With the title comes the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, to be played May 13-16 in Port St. Lucie, FL.  The Lions finished with a two-day total of 620 (305-315), and were led by the play of junior Jake Biltz (Hollidsaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg), who carded a 147 over 36 holes.

Medalist honors went to Penn St. Behrend junior Joe Nelson (Warren, PA/Warren) who shot a 1-under 145.  The Behrend Lions finished in the #2 slot with a team score of 633 (321-312).

Eight AMCC schools competed at Tom's Run Golf Resort in Blairsville, PA.   Click here for complete team and individual results.


DEFENDING CHAMPS PENN STATE ALTOONA LEADS MEN'S GOLF
10/4/08

After the first 18 holes, the Penn State Altoona men's golf team finds itself in a familiar spot:  leading the field in the AMCC championship tournament.  The eight team competition concluded play at Tom's Run Golf Resort (Blairsville, PA) with the Lions in first place with a team score of 305.  They were paced by junior Jacob Biltz (Hollidaysburg, PA/Hollidaysburg) who led the field with a 72.   Penn St. Behrend posted a 321, while Medaille College was on their heels with a 322.  Click here for first round team and individual results.

FROSTBURG STATE MEN, PENN STATE ALTOONA WOMEN SOCCER TEAMS RANKED IN REGION
10/1/08

The AMCC currently boasts two teams ranked among the best in Division III soccer.

For the first time since the 2003 season, the Frostburg State men's soccer team appear in the NSCAA/adidas Regional Rankings, released Tuesday.   The Bobcats are 8-2 overall on the season and are ranked ninth in the Mid-Atlantic Region. FSU has won five straight games and eight of their last nine contests after dropping its season opener.  During the recent winning streak, the Bobcats have posted four shutouts and outscored their opponents 20-1.

Meanwhile, the Penn State Altoona women's soccer team appeared in the NSCAA)/adidas regional rankings for the first time in program history.   Head coach Tim Wassell's squad is 10th in the Great Lakes Region.  The Lions are off to a perfect 10-0 start and boast the league leaders in goals and points (Emily Reimold) as well as assists (Helena Tinnyo).  Altoona has outscored its opponents 42-3 through the 10 contests, eight of which were shutouts.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 29
9/29/08

Men's Cross Country:  William Jone, Franciscan University
Women's Cross Country:  Erin Bliss, Franciscan University
Women's Tennis:  Leslie Durante, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Golf: Jake Biltz, Penn St. Altoona
Volleyball:  Sheila Ogden, Penn St. Berhend
Women's Soccer Player:  Laura Freeman, Medaille College
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Lindsay Raspanti, Penn St. Altoona
Men's Soccer Player:  Alexander Rouse, Medaille College
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper: Jay Herford, Frostburg St. University 

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 22
9/22/08

Women's Cross Country:  Erin Bliss, Franciscan
Men's Cross Country:  Brian Leiter, Frostburg St.
Women's Tennis:  Hillary Lasher, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Golf: Josh Swires, Penn St. Altoona
Volleyball:  Jamie Thomas, Frostburg State
Women's Soccer Player:  Amanda Dawson, Pitt-Greensburg
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Mattea Haessner, Medaille
Men's Soccer Player:  Gary Boughton, Medaille
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Jonathan Happle, La Roche

LA ROCHE TO HOST BASKETBALL COACHES' CLINIC OCT. 16
9/19/08

University of Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon and Xavier University head coach Sean Miller will headline a basketball coaches' clinic at La Roche College on Thursday, October 16, 5:00 - 10:00pm.  The cost is $20 and proceeds will benefit the  Dave Manzer Heart Fund.

Dave Manzer is the former head coach at Messiah College.  He is in his mid-40’s and is currently in a Milwuakee Hospital awaiting a heart transplant.

Here is the schedule of presenters:

ED SCHILLING (5PM – 5:45PM)
Former Head Coach at Wright State University and John Calipari’s top assistant at UMass, New Jersey Nets and Memphis University.  Went from head high school coach to NBA assistant in 310 days.  Widely know as the very best Individual Instruction coach in the United States.

 JAMIE DIXON (5:45pm – 7pm)
Head Coach at the University of Pittsburgh.  Best winning percentage of all Division I coaches over the last five seasons.  Career record of 132 - 40.  Five consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, twice to Sweet Sixteen.  Preseason rank #2 in America behind only North Carolina.

 SEAN MILLER (7pm – 8:15pm)
Head Coach at Xavier University.  One of greatest players ever to come from Western Pennsylvania.  Four-year starter and holder of multiple records at the University of Pittsburgh.  Taken Xavier to three straight NCAA Tournaments, including last year’s Elite Eight.  Record of 76-27 in last three seasons.

 MATTHEW DRISCOLL  (8:15pm – close)
Assistant Coach at Baylor University.  Former Head Coach at La Roche College.  Currently rated by FoxSports.com as one of the Top 10 assistant coaches in America.  Near the “Death Penalty” upon his arrival, has helped Baylor’s incredible resurgence and first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1986.

For more information, call or email Scott Lang at La Roche College:
 (412) 536-1004  / scott.lang@laroche.edu

FROSTBURG'S WINTERLING NAMED ECAC SOUTH VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
9/18/08

Frostburg St. outside hitter Brooke Winterling (Glenelg, MD/Glenelg) is the first AMCC athlete to be recognized as an ECAC Player of the Week this season.  The junior earned all-tournament team honors for the thirdaight tournament after smashing 83 kills, 39 digs and eight service aces against some great competition at the Stevens Tech Ducks Classic. The Bobcats were 4-1 last week with their lone loss coming against No. 19 ranked Haverford, a 3-2 battle.  In just 14 matches, Winterling has already surpassed the 200 kill mark.

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 15
9/15/08

Men's Soccer Player:  Geremy Graham, Penn St. Altoona
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper:  William Herrmann, Franciscan
Women's Cross Country:  Kirsten Luzik, Penn St. Altoona
Men's Cross Country:  Wes Brubaker, Penn St. Altoona
Women's Tennis:  Kelly O'Brien, Pitt-Bradford
Volleyball:  Brooke Winterling, Frostburg St.
Women's Soccer Player:  Kendra Evangelho, Franciscan
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Lindsay Raspanti, Penn St. Altoona

54-YEAR OLD WILSON DONE PLAYING, SET TO COACH AT PSA
9/9/08

Former Penn State Altoona baseball player John Wilson will be back in a familiar role with the team this spring, but it won't involve pinch hit at-bats or outfield assists.  The 54-year-old Wilson, who was a four-year player for the Lions from 2005-2008 and has one year of coursework remaining, was named an assistant coach earlier this week, head coach Joe Piotti confirmed.

Wilson received national attention last spring as one of the oldest college baseball players in NCAA history, suiting up for the Lions as a 53-year-old reserve outfielder.  His story was documented in the USA Today, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, and the Altoona Mirror.  He was a guest on the Fox Sports Net show The Best Damn Sports Show Period and was the subject of numerous other television features. 

But even more compelling and inspiring, and the primary reason Wilson is respected and admired by his teammates, is what he endured off the diamond.   As a teenager growing up in the rough Lower Hill District of Pittsburgh, Wilson battled drug and alcohol addiction for years before finally entering rehabilitation and eventually relocating to central Pennsylvania.  He began counseling his fellow residents and eventually became a Certified Addictions Counselor in 1997.  Three years after his certification expired in 2001, Wilson decided to enroll at Penn State Altoona as a full-time 50-year-old student.

Despite seeing limited time and primarily serving as first base coach, Wilson did smack five career hits, two doubles, and scored six runs.  On senior recognition day, he went 3-8 in a doubleheader against Franciscan University and made a highlight-reel catch in right field.

Wilson plans to graduate in the spring of 2009 with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies.  He will also have earned a certificate in Chemical Dependency and wants to return to the counseling field.  This past summer, Wilson worked for the Pittsburgh Pirates Double-A affiliate Altoona Curve as a video operations assistant, filming hitters and pitchers to assist the Pirates roving coordinators with player instruction and development.



AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 8
9/8/08

Women's Soccer Player:  Lauren Russell, Frostburg St.
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Stephanie Gwinn, Frostburg St.
Men's Soccer Player:  Adam Gracia, Frostburg St.
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper:  William Herrmann, Franciscan University
Women's Cross Country:  Erin Bliss, Franciscan University
Men's Cross Country:  William Jones, Franciscan University
Women's Tennis:  Hillary Lasher, Penn St. Behrend
Volleyball:  Jackie Podrasky, Pitt-Bradford

AMCC PERFORMERS OF THE WEEK:  WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2
9/2/08

Volleyball:  Brooke Winterling, Frostburg St.
Women's Soccer Player:  Emily Reimold, Penn St. Altoona
Women's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Stephanie Gwinn, Frostburg St.
Men's Soccer Player:  Toby Abdul-Razaq, Pitt-Bradford
Men's Soccer Goalkeeper:  Dale Quinlan, Pitt-Bradford
Women's Cross Country:  Jenna Fatica, Penn St. Behrend
Men's Cross Country:  Andy Iams, Penn St. Behrend


BURKE TO RETIRE AS BEHREND CHANCELLOR IN JUNE 2009
8/29/08

John D. “Jack” Burke will retire as chancellor of Penn State Behrend at the end of the 2008-09 academic year, capping a 36-year career in higher education marked by leadership of the college through a period of exceptional growth.

Burke has been at Behrend since 1981, having served as senior associate provost and senior associate dean prior to being named to head the college in 2001. As the college’s chief academic and administrative officer, Burke has been responsible for Behrend’s academic programs in teaching, research and service in addition to campus operations, strategic planning and budgeting, and marketing and fundraising.

“I have felt privileged to be part of this college community for more than 25 years, and I’m enormously proud of what Penn State Behrend has become through the talents of so many individuals—faculty, staff, alumni and community friends,” Burke said. “I always say that Penn State Behrend’s greatest strength is its people and that is absolutely the case. My decision comes with considerable sadness but also with a strong sense of confidence in the continued growth and success of the college.”


PENN STATE BEHREND PARTICIPATES IN HABITAT FOR HUMANITY BUILD
8/26/08

The Behrend Lions athletics staff  recently participated in another Habitat for Humanity build.  The staff provided two groups of twelve to continue work on a home in Erie, PA.  Led by Behrend Director of Athletics Brian Streeter, the group combined to donate a full staff covering an eight hour day working on both the inside and exterior of the home on August 16.

"It is great to see our staff give back to the local community and contribute hours to a service project and a family that will be positively affected for the rest of their lives," Streeter said. "It is hoped our coaches engage their teams in a day of helping down the road."

Several other Behrend Lions teams and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee have also worked in the past for Habitat for Humanity as a community service project.

Habitat for Humanity builds and rehabilitates houses and neighborhoods by providing simple, decent, affordable homes in partnership with families in need. Reaching out from Christian roots across denominational, faith, economic and racial lines, Habitat works in partnership with prospective and existing homeowners, volunteers, donors, community organizations and all those who can help reach these goals.

HILBERT HOOPS DUO GAIN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME
8/26/08

Incoming Hilbert College men’s basketball players Dave Shuey (Burt, NY/Newfane) and Trey Sherrie (Wilson, NY/Newfane) recently returned home from an international basketball tournament in the Dominican Republic.  The two future Hawks competed as members of Team USA while on their week-long trip to the Caribbean region.

The freshmen duo competed in four tournament games with Shuey, a 6’6 forward and Sherrie, a 6’1 guard both averaging close to 10.0 ppg each.  Team USA finished the eight day event with a 2-2 record, and all squad members had the opportunity to work with some of the country’s youth while serving as basketball instructors.  Sponsored by 365 Sports, the trip featured an intense training session in Raleigh, NC before departing for competition.

AMCC ANNOUNCES PRE-SEASON POLL RANKINGS FOR SOCCER, VOLLEYBALL
8/5/08

Frostburg State University is expected to win both the women's soccer and volleyball championships this fall, while Medaille College has been picked to regain the men's soccer title, according to the 2008 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference pre-season coaches' polls.

Preseason Player of the Year honors mirrored the season-ending selections in 2007, with Frostburg State outside hitter Brooke Winterling chosen for volleyball; Penn State Behrend midfielder Nikki Frisbee picked for womens' soccer; and Medaille midfielder Gary Boughton selected for men's soccer.

Click on the links below for the complete Preseason Poll and Players to Watch:

Volleyball         Women's Soccer         Men's Soccer
 


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