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Successful Penn College Fall Sports Seasons Recognized

Through the fall sports season, Pennsylvania College of Technology holds the top spot in the Penn State University Athletic Conference 2011 Chancellor’s Cup standings.

With championships in men’s soccer and cross-country and coed tennis, the Wildcats have 37.5 points. Penn State Mont Alto is second with 27 points, followed by Penn State Brandywine with 26.5, Penn State York 16.5, Penn State Fayette 16, Penn State Wilkes-Barre and Penn State New Kensington with 15.5 each, Penn State Hazleton and Penn State Beaver with 13.5 each, Penn State DuBois with 10.5, Penn StateScranton and Penn StateSchuylkill with 9 each, Penn StateLehigh Valley 4 and Penn StateGreater Allegheny 1. Penn College won the Chancellor’s Cup each of the past two years. The cup is awarded to the school that earns the most points throughout the year.

In fall competition, Penn College teams posted a combined 47-22 record with the men’s soccer team going 16-4, the coed tennis team 8-4, the women’s volleyball team 17-7 and the women’s soccer team 6-7. In addition, golf and cross-country athletes recorded six first-place finishes, 15 players earned PSUAC All-Conference honors, two players were named United States Collegiate Athletic Association All Americans and three other players received USCAA All American Honorable Mention recognition. In addition to PSUAC titles, the Penn College men’s soccer team placed among the top four in the USCAA national tournament, the men’s cross-country team was fourth in the USCAA and the golf team was fifth in the USCAA. All were honored at a banquet Nov. 22.

During the banquet, women’s volleyball coach Bambi Hawkins noted the following team awards, which were voted on by her players: Tara Powell (Burgettstown), Most Valuable Player; Amanda Miller (Northern Cambria), Most Inspirational; Lyndsey Smith (Mechanicsburg) and Jennifer DeLosa (Bellefonte), Most Dedicated; Megan Gordon (Manheim), Most Improved; and Miller and Samantha Davis (North Apollo), Rookies of the Year.

In the first USCAA Director’s Cup standings of the season, through the fall championships, Penn College is third with 274 points. Lindenwood University at Belleview (Ill.) is on top with 285 points and Florida College is second with 278 points. The Director’s Cup is awarded annually to the institution which excels the highest in a wide range of men’s and women’s sports for which the USCAA offers championships. The Director’s Cup was instituted in 2006-07. Southern Virginia University (currently ranked fifth with 250 points) has won the award each of the past four years.

“We are pleased for having another successful fall sports seasons. Three of our teams – men’s cross-country, tennis and men’s soccer – won PSUAC championships to get our year off to a positive beginning. Coaches Mike Paulhamus (cross-country), Aimee Plastow (tennis) and Enrique Castillo (soccer) and Mark Anderson (soccer assistant) are to be congratulated for leading their respective teams to this level of accomplishment,” said Douglas Byerly, the college director of athletics.

SCHEDULE/RESULTS Men’s Basketball Overall record: 3-5 PSUAC record: 2-0 Wednesday, Jan. 5 hostMisericordia University,8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball Overall record: 4-3 PSUAC record: 2-0 Wednesday, Jan. 5 hostMisericordia University,6 p.m,

Bowling Monday, Jan. 24 at Johnson College Invitational, 3 p.m.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site . For more information on the PSUAC, visit on the Web; more about the USCAA also is available online.)

Wildcat Weekly Vol. 9, No. 19

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