News: Sports

Penn College Teams Go Combined 8-6 During Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball and softball teams continued their seasons while the men’s tennis team won both of its matches as the season neared a finish.

Continue reading →

Dance Team to Hold ‘Take the Stage’ Fundraiser on May 3

The Wildcat Dance Team will hold its spring “Take the Stage” dance production at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 3, in the Klump Academic Center Auditorium. The biannual event includes performances by guest students from the Milissa Augustine Dance Academy. Billed as “certain to bring joy to dance enthusiasts of all ages,” the production will showcase numerous styles of dance from jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, street funk and modern to pointe, Broadway jazz, character, contemporary, baton and African rhythms – all to the accompaniment of traditional, urban and contemporary music.  Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Penn College students and $8 for the general public; all proceeds support the Wildcat Dance Team.

Back-and-Forth Lead Changes Go Against Extramural Hoops Team

The Penn College team, prepped for crosstown contest

The Penn College team, prepped for crosstown contest

Game time in the Lyco gym

Game time in the Lyco gym

In an extramural basketball game with Lycoming College on Wednesday, Penn College came ready to play … but came up short. Lycoming was hot from the start, missing very few shots, but Penn College weathered the storm and took the lead midway through the first half. Lycoming battled back, as well, and the half ended with Penn College up 30-28. Lycoming used halftime to regroup and reclaimed the lead in a 12-4 run. Penn College clawed back and the game once again was a classic seesaw match-up, but a persistent Lycoming edged its way to a double-digit lead. That’s when Nathaniel Brown started hitting 3-pointers and, with one minute left, Lycoming’s edge was pared to two: 64-62.  Penn College started fouling and stopped scoring, and Lycoming made its free throws to win the game, 70-66. Brown was the college’s leading scorer with 27 points. James Boylan added 18, Rob Beckett chipped in 12, Mike Cliggett added seven points and Aaron Workman had two. Nate Jeffries and Rich DeJesus didn’t score, but had numerous assists and rebounds for Penn College. The next extramural basketball will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, when Penn College hosts Lock Haven University.
Photos and game summary by Jeremy R. Bottorf, intramural assistant

Penn College Athletics Pens Nike Deal with Lids Team Sports

An agreement between Penn College, Nike adds trademark "swoosh" to Wildcat gear. (Composite artwork by Jennifer A. George, student affairs information specialist)

Pennsylvania College of Technology Athletics has partnered with Lids Team Sports to have Nike become the official provider of uniforms, footwear and equipment for its intercollegiate athletic teams.  The three-year agreement will begin July 1 with the department procuring the Nike products exclusively from Lids.

“We are extremely excited to announce this partnership,” athletic director Scott E. Kennell said.  “By doing this we are linking our department to one of the top international athletic brands.  This will only augment our athletic strategic plan to elevate the identity of our strong athletic tradition.”

Continue reading →

Longsderff Named PSUAC ‘Pitcher of the Week’

Josh Longsderff

Josh Longsderff

Senior Josh Longsderff, of Columbia, has been named the Penn State University Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for the period ending April 13. Longsderff captured two of the team’s six wins on the week, including a complete-game shutout against Penn State York. In his seven innings of work, he allowed just three hits, no walks and struck out 10. A residential construction technology and management major, Longsderff leads the Wildcats and the PSUAC with a total of five wins on the season so far. He has an era of 2.59 with 29 strikeouts and only seven earned runs in 24.1 innings. Next up, Longsderff and the Wildcats travel to Penn State Beaver on Thursday for a 3 p.m. doubleheader.

Penn College Baseball Team on a Roll

The Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team won four of its five games last week while its softball team went 0-2 and men’s tennis squad 1-1.

Continue reading →

Slow Start Dooms Staff/Faculty Volleyball Team

The student team (minus Dan Jones)

The student team (minus Dan Jones)

A well-fought match

A well-fought match

Staff/faculty squad, ready for battle

Staff/faculty squad, ready for battle

The student volleyball team came prepared to extend its streak to two; the staff/faculty challengers were ready to get back to their winning ways. Ultimately, intramural assistant Jeremy R. Bottorf said, the employee team couldn’t overcome a slow start in the first match and the students prevailed 2-0 in the annual rivalry Tuesday night in Bardo Gym. Comprising the winning team were Ashley Martin, Jared Barch, Dan Jones, Tim Stasulli, Courtney Gernert and Danielle Lazore. They opened up the first set with a 22–3 lead until the staff/faculty made somewhat of a comeback before losing, 25-13. Determined to tie the match at one game each, the employee squad (Dan Warner, Kim Bolig, Monica Brown, Loralee Lindemuth, Chris Suzadail and Michael Richards) kept pace with the students in the second set and never trailed by more than four. It wasn’t until the score was 21-20 that the staff/faculty team took its first lead of the night. After scoring another point, the team held a 22-20 lead, Bottorf recapped, “but, like the warm weather on Sunday, all things must come to an end.” The students scored five of the next six points to win the set, 25-23, and the match. Bottorf expressed gratitude to everyone who played in the game and to Cody Buterbaugh for officiating. The next student vs. staff/faculty event will be a slow-pitch softball game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at Elm Park. The students are hoping to end a four-year losing streak to the staff/faculty team, which has also won six of the past seven games.
Photos by Jeremy R. Bottorf

Stopper Named PSUAC Softball ‘Pitcher of the Week’

Arika J. Stopper

Arika J. Stopper

Penn College freshman Arika J. Stopper, of Williamsport, has been named the Penn State University Athletic Conference ‘Pitcher of the Week’ for the period ending April 6. In the team’s 6-0 win against Penn State Hazleton, Stopper – a health arts: practical nursing emphasis student – pitched a three-hit, complete-game shutout while striking out seven. This season, Stopper is 2-2 on the mound with a 4.44 era. She has totaled 17 strikeouts and has a .282 opposing team batting average. Stopper and the Lady Wildcats travel to Alfred (N.Y.) State College on Wednesday for a 3:30 p.m. game.

Weil Named USCAA, PSUAC ‘Baseball Hitter of the Week’

Zachary A. Weil

Zachary A. Weil

Penn College junior Zachary A. Weil, of Kutztown, has been named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association and Penn State University Athletic Conference Baseball Hitter of the Week for the period ending April 6. In the team’s 4-3 week, Weil hit .389 (7-18) and drove in in 12 runs. His efforts helped the team sweep Penn State Scranton and Penn State Hazleton in conference doubleheaders. This season, Weil is hitting .348 (16-46) with a team-leading 21 RBIs. He has also hit two home runs, a triple and four doubles. Behind the plate, the building science and sustainable design: building construction technology concentration major has recorded 104 putouts with a .966 fielding percentage. Weil and the Wildcats host Penn State Wilkes-Barre for a doubleheader at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Got Game? Former Student-Athletes Toss Extra Talents Into Careers

Golfer-turned-head-coach Matthew Haile helped his team stay undefeated and capture conference championships. In 2003, he was the conference individual champion – the first since 1982.

Golfer-turned-head-coach Matthew Haile helped his team stay undefeated and capture conference championships. In 2003, he was the conference individual champion – the first since 1982.

During Adam Waigand’s tenure, the Wildcats soccer team achieved a 55-14-1 record and a 2004 conference championship. An All-State selection, he helped the defense record 15 shutouts in his last two years.

During Adam Waigand’s tenure, the Wildcats soccer team achieved a 55-14-1 record and a 2004 conference championship. An All-State selection, he helped the defense record 15 shutouts in his last two years.

Lindsey Fackler was a three-time All-American archer and Academic All-American who was part of the college’s title-winning female compound team at the 2009 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships.

Lindsey Fackler was a three-time All-American archer and Academic All-American who was part of the college’s title-winning female compound team at the 2009 U.S. Intercollegiate Archery Championships.

From the Spring 2014 One College Avenue: Alumni of Wildcat athletic programs apply lessons from the field, court, course and mat to their post-Penn College lives. Archery champion Lindsay Fackler, ’10, applies focus in her nursing career, while golfer Matthew Haile, ’06, now head coach, applies lessons in confidence to challenges in information technology, and Adam Waigand, ’05, uses teamwork learned on the soccer field in his work as a construction supervisor.

Penn College Teams Have 5-6 Week, Name Full-Time Head Coach

Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams posted a combined 5-6 week and the college announced the naming of its first full-time head coach.

Continue reading →

Howard Named Full-Time Head Baseball Coach at Penn College

Christopher H. Howard

The Pennsylvania College of Technology Athletics Department has elevated head baseball coach Christopher H. Howard to full time starting in the 2014-15 academic year. The coaching position is the first of three being changed for the upcoming year.

“As Penn College moves forward in its NCAA endeavors, an important component is maximizing the value of competing in Division III athletics,” athletic director Scott E. Kennell said. “There is probably no other area as important to the future success of our programs as quality coaching. As a result, we are thrilled to increase our support to three full-time coaches starting this fall.”

Howard has been the head of the baseball program since 2006. In those eight years, he has racked up an impressive 176-90 (.662) overall record. He has earned two conference championships and was a two-time “Coach of the Year” selection. Continue reading →

Campus ‘Coaches Caravan’ Visit Quickly Sells Out

All 250 available seats have been sold for the Penn State Coaches Caravan event at Penn College on Tuesday, May 20. The luncheon, set for the Field House on the college’s main campus, is one of 17 visits by Nittany Lion head football coach James Franklin and others. Scheduled to join Franklin on the tour’s Williamsport stop are coaches Guy Gadowsky, men’s hockey, and Mark Pavlik, men’s volleyball. The few remaining tickets were gone in a matter of days after registration was opened to the public; those belonging to the Nittany Lion Club and the Penn State Alumni Association enjoyed advance registration as a benefit of membership.

Penn College Spring Sports Interrupted by Weather

Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports athletes competed in just four of 12 scheduled events last week as Mother Nature ruled.

Continue reading →

Penn College Lacrosse Wins Two for First-Ever National Ranking

The Penn College Lacrosse Club took a road trip to Moravian College this past weekend for its first games in a month, coming home with a national ranking – No. 21 – for the first time in the team’s history. The opponents were Penn State Berks in the first game and No. 13 Moravian in the second.

Continue reading →

Pennsylvania College of Technology
One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701

570-326-3761
800-367-9222

© 1995 Pennsylvania College of Technology. Penn College® and degrees that work® are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.