Wildcat Weekly

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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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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Penn College Baseball Team Saves Its Best for Last

The Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team saved its best for last as, during its first season in the North Eastern Athletic Conference, it claimed the conference championship and ended its season with an 18-18 overall record.

Going into the NEAC playoffs on Friday at Marcy, New York, coach Chris Howard said his fourth-seeded team hadn’t played its best yet. He noted that the team’s pitching and defense got it where it was, but knew that its bats would have to come alive in order to do more. And they did.

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Seasons End for Two Teams, Baseball Squad Gears Up for Playoffs

The Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball team is gearing up for North Eastern Athletic Conference postseason action after finishing fourth during the regular season while seasons ended for the softball and women’s tennis teams last week.

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Seasons End for Two Penn College Teams

Wildcat "Athletes of the Year" Courtney L. Gernert and Zachary A. Weil are congratulated at Bowman Field by (from left) Penn College President Davie Jane Gilmour, athletic director Scott E. Kennell and a very proud mascot. Gernert is a graphic design major from Palmyra; Weil, of Kutztown, is in the building science and sustainable design: building construction technology concentration. (Photo by Caleb G. Schirmer, student photographer)

Spring seasons ended for Pennsylvania College of Technology golf and men’s tennis teams, the college announced its 2015 Athletes of the Year and it named a new men’s soccer coach last week.

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Penn College Teams Have Busy Week

Pennsylvania College of Technology spring sports teams had a very busy week with six of its teams competing in 25 events.

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Penn College Golfers Set for Conference Championships

Despite another up-and-down week weatherwise, most Pennsylvania College of Technology athletic teams saw action and for the golfers the season is about to conclude.

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All Penn College Athletic Teams in Action

For the first time this spring, all five Pennsylvania College of Technology athletic teams saw action during the same week.

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Penn College Women’s Tennis Season to Begin

Other than the Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s tennis team starting its season with a win, Mother Nature again was the big winner last week as a host of events either were postponed or canceled. And this week, barring more weather-related disruptions, the women’s tennis team will get its season underway.

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Baseball, Softball Teams Complete Myrtle Beach Experience

Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball and softball teams went a combined 3-15 as they got their seasons underway last week in nonconference action at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Three of the softball team’s losses were by no more than two runs, as were two of the baseball team’s.

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Penn College Baseball Opener Postponed

The scheduled baseball opener for Pennsylvania College of Technology at Mary Washington was canceled Friday after a late-week snowstorm hit Fredericksburg, Virginia, but everything is still on track for the college’s baseball and softball teams as they compete this week in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where temperatures will be warmer but there is a chance of showers.

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Penn College Baseball, Softball Teams Set for Division III Play

Someone once sang, “Nothing would be finer than to be in Carolina in the morning,” and Pennsylvania College of Technology baseball coach Chris Howard and softball coach Roger Harris couldn’t agree more.

Howard’s baseball team is scheduled to open its season Friday with a single game at the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia, before playing eight games over five days in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Harris’ softball squad is also headed to Myrtle Beach, where it will play nine games over five days. As the season progresses, both teams will compete for the first time as provisional members of NCAA Division III in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

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Season Ends for Penn College Basketball Teams

A foam Wildcat paw, a giveaway at a recent hoops doubleheader, lends silent support to the home team.

The Pennsylvania College of Technology men’s and women’s basketball and wrestling teams closed out their seasons this past week.

In basketball on Saturday at Bryn Athyn, the women won, 72-64, to complete a 13-12 overall season, 12-8 in the North Eastern Athletic Conference; and the men lost, 74-71, to end 3-22 overall and 2-16 in the NEAC.

In wrestling on Feb, 15, six Penn College grapplers placed among the top six in their respective weight classes at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association National Invitational at Penn State’s Rec Hall.

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Jamie Steer Tops 1,000 Points in Wildcats’ Playoff Run

Jamie Steer

Battling for a North Eastern Athletic Conference playoff berth, the Pennsylvania College of Technology women’s basketball team went 1-1 in conference play last week and in the process saw one of its players reach the 1,000-point career scoring mark.

On Saturday, Jamie Steer, of South Williamsport, became just the second Penn College women’s basketball player to reach the plateau with a 27-point performance during the Wildcats’ 93-76 loss at Wells College. Steer, who needed two points to reach 1,000 going into the game, joins her older sister, Kierstin, who graduated in 2013 after scoring 1,246 points during her four-year career.

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