Point Park Globe

Game, set, match

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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The Pioneers volleyball team was up two sets to one on Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (KIAC) foe, and 19th ranked, Indiana University East. However it was unable to hold on, losing in five sets.This loss ended a chance at going 3-0 in the week after victories against KIAC foes Carlow Un...

Geary, Roddy rise up

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


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 Junior setter Katie Geary led Point Park University women's volleyball with over 50 assists on Saturday to help the team win one of two games in a tri-match hosted by Wheeling Jesuit University. The Pioneers won three straight matches against West Virginia State University, which has not won a ga...

Grise’s leadership contributes to success

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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The last few years have been long and troubling ones for the Pioneers' baseball program. After stumbling through a 13-26 record last season, they needed to call upon some of their best players in order to turn their fortunes around.Players like team captain Brian Grise.The senior outfielder and elementary ed...

Hall of Fame adds four members

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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Point Park University will name its newest Pioneer Athletic Hall of Fame members on Oct. 10. The honorees are current Detroit Tiger Don Kelly, basketball player and soccer star Chris Heh, golfer Sam Depe III and volleyball and softball player Linda Keibler-Guercio.            To get into th...

Hall of Fame inductees honored

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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Golfer Sam Depe III, basketball player Linda Keibler-Guercio, soccer player Chris Heh and baseball playerDonnie Kelly were all inducted to the Pioneer Hall of Fame on Sunday Oct. 10 in Lawrence Hall in front of family, friends and members of the Point Park University community.            Th...

Heinz Field potential winter wonderland on New Year’s Day

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2016


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Rumors have been swirling since the start of the Winter Classic a few years ago concerning when Pittsburgh is going to get its chance to host this memorable National Hockey League (NHL) event.  The 2011 Classic was supposed to be held in New York City, but due to scheduling issues, Pittsburgh is...

Here we go

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2016


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For the eighth time, the Pittsburgh Steelers are heading back to the Super Bowl, and this time they will be taking on the Green Bay Packers.  Now the Steelers only need one more victory to get to seventh heaven.When the Steelers played the Packers last season, the Steelers came away with the victory in...

High expectations on the par

Written By Ashley Goodsell

June 29, 2016


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 The men's golf team is gearing up for five tournaments this fall with high hopes to improve their season records from last year.Beginning this weekend at the Kuhn Invitational [Allegheny College], the Point Park University Pioneers will be teeing off for the first time this season at The Country Cl...

Caluori finds home with Pioneers

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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Middle hitter Livia Caluori is an integral part of this year’s volleyball team; however, her journey can best be summarized by one word: almost.Caluori, who is from Switzerland, admitted that she did not even enjoy volleyball at first.“I actually didn’t like it,” Caluori said in the Student Co...

Dettorre finds time to run

Written By Katie Janicik

June 29, 2016


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  An out-of-breath Carleigh Dettorre sat on the stage of the JVH auditorium after an eight-mile run.Since her knee gave out three weeks earlier, she iced it while reading her notes."My favorite thing about running is the sense of accomplishment I feel while I'm doing it, and once it's over," said De...

Captain Loukes leads team by example

Written By Emily Brak

June 29, 2016


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At a year and a half, Jonty Loukes had a soccer ball at his feet.He played his first official soccer game at the age of four.“I started playing soccer as soon as I could walk,” said Loukes.Loukes played soccer whenever and wherever he could as a kid living in Sheffield, England.“Some of the mo...

Douse contributes to Point Park family

Written By Frankie Donlon

June 29, 2016


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Kris Douse started playing basketball because he literally had out grown his initial sport: football. Standing 6 feet, 7 inches tall, Douse is one of the newest members of Point Park University's men's basketball team.  Douse, a forward and senior business management major, as well as a transfer fr...