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College elevating men’s lacrosse

As was announced last week, Pennsylvania College of Technology will elevate men’s lacrosse from a club sport to an intercollegiate program starting with the 2020-21 season. The team will expand the college’s sports offerings to 16 intercollegiate programs. That news – as well as a flashback to recent athletic results and a look ahead to Saturday’s dedication of UPMC Field – comprises the latest edition of Wildcat Weekly.

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Five Penn College fall sports teams open this week

Five of eight Pennsylvania College of Technology fall sports teams start their seasons this week, and – despite a limited preseason – they are ready to go.

Scheduled to open in non-North Eastern Athletic Conference action Friday, the women’s soccer team hosts King’s College at 7 p.m. at newly built UPMC Field, the men’s soccer team travels to Hood College for a 7 p.m. match, and the men’s and women’s cross-country teams travel to Misericordia University for 6 p.m. races.

On Saturday, the women’s volleyball team travels to Clarks Summit University for matches against the host team at 10 a.m., Lycoming College at noon and Wilkes University at 2 p.m. And, in an addition to its schedule, the women’s home opener now is scheduled for 7 p.m. Sept. 4 against Fairleigh Dickinson University at Bardo Gym.

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Exciting times for Penn College athletics

Roar, Wildcats, roar!

A new-look athletic complex. Four new hall of fame members. A new coach coming in. Some new faces in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.

Those are among the changes in the wind for the 2019-20 athletic seasons at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“Our kids reported on Wednesday and it totally changed how things are – the excitement and energy they come with is awesome,” said John Vandevere, director of athletics.

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Archers ready for nationals; baseball coach discusses season

Not only will Pennsylvania College of Technology archers be shooting for national titles later this week in Dublin, Ohio, but a trip to the World University Games is also on the line.

Competition in the U.S. National Outdoor Collegiate Championships will be held at Darree Fields Park. Official practice and opening ceremonies will be held Thursday with a 72-arrow qualifying round Friday morning followed by mixed team rounds. Another 72-arrow qualifying round will be held Saturday prior to the official team rounds later that day. Action wraps up on Sunday with the Olympic individual head-to-head knockout rounds.

In addition to national qualifying on Friday and Saturday, those rounds also will be used for World University Games qualifying as the top three in each division will have an opportunity to compete July 3-14 in Naples, Italy.

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Softball team playoff-bound; golf, tennis seasons end on high notes

Win the inning. That approach, and a focus on playing better defense, has lifted the Pennsylvania College of Technology softball team into this week’s North Eastern Athletic Conference postseason tournament.

As the second seed in the South Division, the Wildcats will host third-seeded Penn State Abington at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Elm Park.

In other action for Penn College teams over the weekend, both the men’s tennis and golf squads had several all-conference honorees as a result of their season-ending tournaments.

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Tennis, golf titles on line for Penn College

End-of-the-season North Eastern Athletic Conference championships will be on the line later this week for Pennsylvania College of Technology golfers and tennis players. Tennis action is scheduled Thursday through Saturday at the Birchwood Tennis Center in Clarks Summit and golf action is set for Saturday and Sunday at Foxchase Golf Club in Stevens.

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