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Wildcats’ Fall Sports Seasons Just Around Corner

Vol. 8, No. 2

WithPennsylvania College of Technologyback in session, athletes in six sports cross-country, golf, team tennis, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball have begun practicing for their fall seasons.

The women’s volleyball team, under coach Bambi Hawkins in her 10th season, will be the first to get under way on Friday, Aug. 28, in a tournament at Penn State Beaver.

Penn College’s men’s soccer team, coached by Enrique Castillo who is entering his fourth season, will be the second to open when it travels to crosstown rival Lycoming College on Tuesday, Sept. 1.

The golf team, under first-year coach Matt Haile, tees it up on Wednesday, Sept. 2, hosting an invitational on its home course at the White Deer Golf Complex.

The college’s women’s soccer team, under fourth-year coach Kim Antanitis, takes to the field on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Davis College.

Cross-country runners and tennis players step into action on Saturday, Sept. 5. The men’s and women’s cross-country teams of 10th-year coach Mike Paulhamus open at the Delaware Valley Invitational, while the coed tennis team, under coach Aimee Plastow who is in her second season, hosts Penn State Brandywine.

Penn College Ends Second in USCAA Director’s Cup Standings During its first season as a member of the United States Collegiate Athletic Association, Penn College finished second in the Director’s Cup final standings.

According to a recent post on the USCAA Web site, at the USCAA National Convention held at the Williamsburg Marriot in Virginia, Southern Virginia University received the Director’s Cup for its top finish with 610.5 points.

Southern Virginia University sported several successful seasons by finishing first in the women’s soccer national championship, second in both the men’s and women’s cross-country championships and the women’s basketball national championship, and third in the women’s volleyball national championship.

Penn College received the second-place plaque with 503 points.

Penn College contributed to its success by finishing first in the men’s golf national championship and third in both the men’s and women’s cross-country championships.

The goal of the Director’s Cup is to honor member institutions that excel in a wide range of men’s and women’s sports for which the USCAA offers championships, and to highlight the efforts of athletic programs that produce vibrant and diverse programs that compete regularly for these national championships.

Final Top 10 standings follow:

1. Southern Virginia University, 610.5 2. Penn College, 503 3. UC Clermont, 303 4. Robert Morris Springfield, 286.5 5. Penn State Beaver, 261 6. Spalding University, 250 7. NHTI, 249 8 (tie). Saint Catharine College, 240 8 (tie). Rochester College, 240 10. Briarcliffe College, 230

Upcoming Penn College Games Cross-Country Saturday, Sept. 5 at Delaware Valley Invitational, 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at Luzerne Community College Invitational, 1 p.m.

Golf Wednesday, Sept. 2 Penn College Invitational at White Deer Golf Complex, 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Penn State Fayette Invitational, 10 a.m.

Team Tennis Saturday, Sept. 5 host Penn State Brandywine, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at Penn State Brandywine, 1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Lycoming College, 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3 at Penn State Brandywine, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5 host Penn State Wilkes-Barre, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 host Penn State Abington, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 host Pitt-Bradford, 4:30 p.m.

Women’s Soccer Thursday, Sept. 3 at Davis College, 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8 host Penn State Abington, 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 at Penn State DuBois, 4 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball Friday, Aug. 28 at Penn State Beaver Tournament, 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 29 at Penn State Beaver Tournament, TBA Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Valley Forge Christian College, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at Penn State Brandywine, 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 host Penn State Beaver and Penn State Hazleton, 2 p.m.

(Complete rosters and season schedules are available on the college’s Athletics Web site). More informationabout the PSUAC is available online; for more informationabout the USCAA, visit on the Web.)

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