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Volleyball hitter earns RSC Attacker of the Week, teams falls to Mercyhurst

Volleyball hitter earns RSC Attacker  of the Week, teams falls to Mercyhurst

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Senior right-side hitter Ashley Taylor opened the 2018 season by surpassing the 1,000-career kills milestone. Taylor continued to post team-high numbers the following weekend at the Emileigh Cooper Memorial Tournament hosted by Rio Grande. The River States Conference (RSC) announced last Tuesday that...

Goalkeeper leads soccer team as role model both on and off field

Goalkeeper leads soccer team as role model both on and off field

Written By Rachael McKriger, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Ashtyn Webb was thrown into being a goalkeeper. During her middle school days at West Jefferson in London, Ohio, Webb featured as an outside midfielder. Then in high school, she was placed as goalkeeper. The move paid off. After a successful high school career, Webb was recruited by Maggie Kuhn, ...

Women’s soccer sees first win ahead of RSC play

Women’s soccer sees first win ahead of RSC play

Written By Rachael McKriger, Copy Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

What a stark difference a week can make. After falling 6-0 to Madonna University on Monday, Point Park notched its first victory of the season against Pikeville University on Sunday morning. One match provided a clean sheet, the first of the season, for Ashtyn Webb. The story was different against...

Men’s soccer team finishes 1-2 after weekend road matchups

Men’s soccer team finishes 1-2 after weekend road matchups

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s soccer team loaded the buses last Friday to begin their weekend of road contests. The Pioneers’ first stop was the Lawrence Tech (Mich.) University Blue Devil Classic. Point Park opened the weekend with a non-conference matchup against Huntington (Ind.) University. The Foresters score...

Shields shines at Akron meet, teams place sixth

Shields shines at Akron meet, teams place sixth

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the NCAA Division I University of Akron Tommy Evans Invitational last Saturday. Senior Anna Shields highlighted the women’s race, and both sides finished sixth as teams. On the women’s side, Point Park ranked No. 17 in the National Associat...

All in with Allison – Big decisions

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

September 11, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s basketball program is storied at Point Park. It has had its ups and more recently, its downs, but right now, it is also in a void. Last week, I wrote about the hiring of Point Park’s new athletic director, John Ashaolu, and the big shoes that former athletic director Dan Swalga left behi...

Women’s soccer confident in upcoming road matches

Women’s soccer confident in upcoming road matches

Written By Rachael McKriger, Copy Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Despite opening up the season with three losses, the Point Park women’s soccer team is confident in upcoming play. After Monday’s match against Madonna University, the team will hit the road four times. On the map, the Pioneers will travel to the University of Pikeville, Shawnee State University, Br...

Volleyball evens record after three-straight wins

Volleyball evens record after three-straight wins

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s volleyball team boasts a three-game winning streak after splitting the first day and finishing undefeated the second day of the Emileigh Cooper Memorial Tournament hosted by Rio Grande (Ohio). The Pioneers finished 1-3 at the University of Michigan-Dearborn Early Bird Challenge to kick ...

University announces new Director of Athletics

University announces new Director of Athletics

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

September 4, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, SPORTS

Point Park University announced John Ashaolu was hired as the new Director of Athletics last Thursday. Ashaolu began as a college athlete, became a coach and now holds 14 years of experience in athletics under his belt, including the last seven as an athletic director. “I think I can identify wi...

All in With Allison – Big shoes to fill

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

September 4, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

After just over a decade, Dan Swalga is no longer the athletic director of Point Park University. On May 18th of this year, Swalga announced he was retiring after his 12-year tenure as a Pioneer. In his time with Point Park, Swalga added eight varsity sports to the program, the Pioneers were accept...

Rugby returns for eighth season

Rugby returns for eighth season

Written By Gracey Evans, News Photo Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Multimedia, PHOTOS, SPORTS

Coach optimistic in defending women’s cross country title, hopeful for men’s

Coach optimistic in defending women’s cross country title, hopeful for men’s

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The women’s cross country team looks to defend its River States Conference (RSC) title while the men’s team eyes up a conference title of its own. “This is the best preseason we’ve ever had,” head coach Kelly Parsley said. “I probably say that every year, but this is the best team I’v...