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Weather Takes Toll on Penn College Sports Teams

Six Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams saw action last week but nearly half of the 14 scheduled events were postponed due to the weather.

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Fall Sports Seasons Continue for Penn College

The fall sports season continued last week for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletes as the soccer teams each posted a win.

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Three Penn College Sports Teams Taste Victory

All eight of the Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams were in action last week and wins were recorded by the men’s and women’s soccer teams and men’s tennis squad.

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Penn College Golfers Ready for Fall Season

The Pennsylvania College of Technology golf team steps into action this week, and last week was busy for most other fall sports teams – except the tennis teams, whose scheduled openers on Saturday were postponed a day because of rain.

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Five Penn College Sports Teams in Action

The fall sports season began for Pennsylvania College of Technology teams last week in non-North Eastern Athletic Conference play.

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‘Pack the Park’ Pregame Honors Championship Wildcats

All hands on deck: The Penn College Wildcats, who knocked off SUNY Poly, Penn State Abington and Penn State Berks en route to the conference title in May, show off their championship rings.

Students, employees and alumni were among the 1,963 fans attending Penn College’s 16th annual “Pack the Park Night” in Susquehanna Bank Park at Historic Bowman Field this week. On the night after the Williamsport Crosscutters clinched their first Pinckney Division title in a decade, the celebratory air continued with the pregame presentation of championship rings to members of the college’s Wildcat baseball team, who topped the North Eastern Athletic Conference this season. General admission tickets and shuttle service to and from campus were provided free of charge, there were games and giveaways throughout the evening, and a handful of students were chosen for the opportunity to win $10,000 toward college expenses. The ‘cutters, who lost 8-4 to the Auburn Doubledays, play their first postseason playoff game Wednesday.

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Ring Ceremony, Fall Premiere Make for Super Tuesday

Tuesday was a big day for Pennsylvania College of Technology athletics as a championship from last spring was celebrated and the fall sports season began.

Players from Penn College’s baseball team were presented their North Eastern Athletic Conference championship rings at Bowman Field prior to the Williamsport Crosscutters game against the Auburn Doubledays.

The Wildcats won their first NEAC championship in May in their inaugural season in the conference.

“My coaching staff and I are very excited to honor our players for the NEAC championship,” Penn College baseball coach Chris Howard said. “This is an accomplishment that we are all very proud of.”

Also on Tuesday, the seasons began for the men’s and women’s soccer and cross-country teams and the women’s volleyball team.

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Penn College Athletes Prepare for Openers

With the first week of classes under their belts, Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports athletes are busy preparing for their upcoming seasons.

Scheduled to open Tuesday, Sept. 1, are the men’s and women’s cross-country teams, at Misericordia University at 6 p.m.; the men’s soccer team, hosting Central Penn College at 7 p.m.; the women’s soccer squad, at King’s College at 7 p.m.; and the women’s volleyball team, at Keystone College at 7 p.m.

The men’s and women’s tennis teams begin their seasons hosting Wilkes University at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and the golf team takes to the links at Keuka College at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16.

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Marketing Internship on Target for Penn College Student-Athlete

Penn College’s Justus K. Leimbach, a student in business administration: marketing concentration and an All-American member of the college’s archery team, poses with the Lancaster Barnstormers’ Pete Andrelczyk, who twice caught Leimbach’s first “pitch,” a soft-tipped arrow shot from the pitcher’s mound. Leimbach, of Westminster, Maryland, threw out the pitch as part of a community relations project for Lancaster Archery supply, where he is a marketing intern this summer.

When Pennsylvania College of Technology student-athlete Justus K. Leimbach stood atop the pitcher’s mound at Clipper Magazine Stadium – home of the Lancaster Barnstormers professional baseball team – to “throw” the honorary first pitch on June 19, he did not take the usual stance.

An All-American archer and business administration: marketing student at Penn College, Leimbach instead drew his S.A.F.E.-brand bow and fired a soft-foam-tip arrow toward home plate – where his spot-on aim was caught by the skilled glove of the Barnstormers’ Pete Andrelczyk.

The pitch was part of a community relations project for Lancaster Archery Supply, where Leimbach is completing an internship in the marketing department. The Westminster, Maryland, native plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree from Penn College in August.

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Wildcats Accepted for Second Year of NCAA Division III Membership

The National Collegiate Athletic Association has approved Pennsylvania College of Technology to advance to its second year of provisional membership in Division III, effective Sept. 1.

The announcement comes following the first year of provisional membership in Division III for Penn College. The five-year membership process consists of an exploratory year and four years of provisional membership. The membership process “includes educational and operational benchmarks that introduce institutions to the Division III philosophy and the best practices of model Division III institutions,” according to the NCAA.

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Athletics Announces 2015’s Hall of Fame Class

2015 Hall of Fame athletes announced

Pennsylvania College of Technology’s Athletics Department has announced its 2015 Hall of Fame class: Hannah Miles, Bridget Metzger, Coleby Frye, Devon Liquori and Lindsey (Fackler) Kornbau.

The inductees will enter the Hall of Fame beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, in Le Jeune Chef Restaurant, part of Penn College’s Homecoming celebration.

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Penn College Archers Finish Third in Nation

Pennsylvania College of Technology archers used three first-place finishes to end third overall at the U.S. Outdoor Collegiate National Championships in Harrisonburg, Virginia, over the weekend. In addition, the Wildcats had eight All-Americans.

“We shot strong all weekend, and I am very proud of how we finished,” said coach Chad Karstetter, who is in his 13th season. “The team rounds were exciting and nerve-wracking to watch. With such strong teams from other colleges and universities most finishes came down to the last end of arrows or the closest to the center arrow.”

The fact that the Wildcats finished so high nationally even was more impressive, considering that its recurve teams could not compete due to scheduling conflicts.

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Wildcats’ First Year of NCAA Affiliation Seen as ‘Smashing Success’

Highlighted by its baseball championship team, Pennsylvania College of Technology’s first year as a member of the North Eastern Athletic Conference as a provisional member of NCAA Division III was a smashing success.

“I am extremely pleased on how our athletics program transitioned to the NCAA Division III level,” said Scott Kennell, college director of athletics. “As a first-year provisional member, our programs remained competitive throughout the entire year and we captured our first-ever NEAC championship. We are looking to make an even bigger splash within the conference this up and coming year.”

“It’s a great atmosphere we have right now. It has catapulted the whole program into something bigger than we had even hoped,” baseball coach Chris Howard said after winning the title. “I think, first and foremost, I learned that we certainly belong at the D-III level. We can play with anybody.”

The college has three more years as a provisional NCAA member before becoming a full member.

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Penn College Archers Headed to Nationals

On April 25-26 at the Outdoor Eastern Regional Intercollegiate Archery Championships, Pennsylvania College of Technology archers took five firsts and five second-place finishes in their final tune-up leading into this week’s U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championship at James Madison University in Virginia.

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Champion Archer Demonstrates Skill for Visiting Cub Scout Pack

An attentive crowd watches a champion at work.

Precision under the waning sun

A new "fan club" forms

The boys from Cub Scout Pack 38 (and their parents) were treated to an archery exhibition by Wildcat All-American Kendel F. Baier on Wednesday evening, leaving campus quite impressed with her prowess and accuracy. “We truly appreciate your time and consideration,” Scout leader Gigi Dammer told the Jersey Shore resident. “What a pleasure it was for you to show my young Cub Scouts how determination, practice and hard work really pay off!” The group, from St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church in Loyalsock Township, watched Baier shoot balloons off the targets from 55 yards. She also shot at the 77-yard target used by recurve archers at the outdoor practice range off Rose Street. The college’s Athlete of the Year in 2014 and a national bowhunter champion, Baier will graduate this weekend with a degree in building science and sustainable design: architectural technology concentration.
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