Wildcat Sport Teams Fare Well in Fall

In their first foray in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association – and the association’s national tournament play – Pennsylvania College of Technology’s fall sports teams fared well, with three top-three finishes and several student athletes named to All-American and All-Academic teams. The teams also amassed wins in the Penn State University Athletic Conference. [press release]

Golf

Penn College’s golf team won the 2008 USCAA National Golf Invitational this fall along with its sixth consecutive PSUAC title, concluding its season with an 18-1-1 record. Over the past six seasons, the team’s record is 166-1-1.

Four Wildcat golfers finished in the tournament Top 10, led by Eric Schall, of Williamsport, who finished third in the two-day event with an eight over-par 152. Len Nicholas, of Hollywood, Pa., was part of a three-way tie for fourth, and Craig Flint, of Port Allegany, and T.C. Reynolds, of Montgomery, tied for eighth.

Cross Country

Both the men’s and women’s cross country teams came away with third-place finishes in the USCAA championship, held at Buena Vista, Va. Both men’s and women’s teams finished behind Diné College (Arizona), and Southern Virginia University.

Mark Cordeiro, of Canton, who finished ninth, was the Wildcats’ top men’s competitor. Tamara Pavlov, of Lewisburg, finished eighth for the women’s team.

Earlier, the men’s cross country team won the PSUAC championship for the sixth straight year, while the women’s team finished second for the fourth consecutive year. The men finished 36-9 overall (16-0 in the PSUAC); the women were 14-2 overall (10-1 in the PSUAC).

Soccer

The women’s soccer and men’s soccer squads also competed for USCAA championships, with the women advancing to the semifinal round.

In the USCAA women’s soccer championships, held at Vermont Technical College, the Lady Wildcats beat Vermont Tech 6-0 in the first round but lost 2-0 to Christendom College in the semifinals. They finished their season 9-4-1, playing an independent schedule.

The men’s soccer team captured its fifth consecutive PSUAC championship, finishing 13-0 overall and 11-0 in the conference. The team won 29 consecutive matches over two years before falling 4-2 to NHTI, Concord, N.H., in the first round of the USCAA championships, held at Rochester Hills, Mich. The Wildcats lost 1-0 to Columbia Union College in the consolation round.

Tennis

Penn College’s coed tennis team won its first PSUAC championship this fall, finishing the season with a 17-2 overall record.

With five players advancing to the finals, the Wildcats claimed championships by Shane Burridge, of Ephrata, at No. 1 men’s singles; Austin Moran, of Mount Joy, at No. 2 men’s singles; Erica Logan, of Montoursville, at No. 1 women’s singles; and Burridge-Moran at No. 1 men’s doubles. Second-place finishes were recorded by Rob Kemrer, of Milton, and Rachel Emmons, of Washington, N.J., in singles play and Kemrer-Dan Kerstetter (Milton) and Logan-Angela Charcas (Williamsport) in doubles action.

Women’s Volleyball

The women’s volleyball team advanced to the PSUAC quarterfinals, losing in five sets to Penn State Schuylkill. The team finished its season with a 13-10 record overall, 11-7 in the PSUAC.

Baseball

While not competing for a championship, the baseball team finished the fall portion of its schedule with a 14-6 overall record, 8-2 in PSUAC games. The team will head to Florida in March before the spring season opens April 1.

USCAA All-Americans

  • Chelsey Holmes, women’s soccer
  • Steven Lis, men’s soccer
  • Hannah McCracken, women’s soccer
  • Bridget Metzger, women’s soccer
  • Eric Schall, golf
  • Len Nicholas, golf

Honorable mention

  • Steve Bull, men’s soccer
  • Coleby Frye, men’s soccer
  • Erin Oberlin, women’s soccer

USCAA All-Academic Team

  • Steve Bull, men’s soccer
  • William DeAngelo, men’s soccer
  • Hannah McCracken, women’s soccer
  • Tristan Mummert, men’s cross country
  • Daniel Shaffer, men’s soccer
  • Karlee Shubert, women’s volleyball
  • Justine Wareham, women’s soccer

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