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Student-Athletes Mentor Girls at ‘Women in Sports Day’ Event

Student-athletes from several Penn College teams shared their knowledge and love of sports with two-dozen girls who attended clinics in Bardo Gymnasium on Saturday. Groups of first- through sixth-graders rotated among three stations set up throughout the gym, having fun – and learning fundamentals – from their encouraging and enthusiastic “coaches.” Representing the Lady Wildcats during the inaugural Women in Sports Day were Chelsea M. Burger, Danielle M. Mowery, Anna-Marie Raybuck, Hanna C. Schoenly and Jamie L. Steer, basketball; Robyn E. Beddow, Jordan A. Courter, Hailee L. Hartman and Hanna M. Williams, soccer; and Sophie M. Coldsmith, Keri D. Fargus and Kaitlyn M. Young, volleyball.

– Photos by Tom Wilson, writer/editor-PCToday

 

Event organizer Matt J. Blymier, assistant director of athletics/sports information director, separates participants into age groups.
Event organizer Matt J. Blymier, assistant director of athletics/sports information director, separates participants into age groups.

Jamie L. Steer (beneath Wildcats banner), of South Williamsport, leads a group warmup.
Jamie L. Steer (beneath Wildcats banner), of South Williamsport, leads a group warmup.

Girls practice their dribbling skills ...
Girls practice their dribbling skills …

... before busting loose in a relay race.
… before busting loose in a relay race.

Kaitlyn M. Young, of Harrisonburg, Va., shares the proper way to set a volleyball ...
Kaitlyn M. Young, of Harrisonburg, Va., shares the proper way to set a volleyball …

... while teammate Sophie M. Coldsmith, of Gettysburg, tackles serving.
… while teammate Sophie M. Coldsmith, of Gettysburg, tackles serving.

Briskly moving from offense to net, girls play a game of "Shooter, Keeper."
Briskly moving from offense to net, girls play a game of “Shooter, Keeper.”

Scott E. Kennell, director of athletics, walks the soccer "sideline" during a dribbling exercise.
Scott E. Kennell, director of athletics, walks the soccer “sideline” during a dribbling exercise.

The girls gather at midcourt with their Wildcat instructors.
The girls gather at midcourt with their Wildcat instructors.