This week, Point Park mourns the death of yet another member of the Pioneer community.
Philip Malle was a defender on the men’s soccer team from 2009 to 2012, and was a part of the resurgence that the team had during those years.
After his four years at Point Park, Malle graduated Magna Cum Laude with an accounting degree and according to his family, had a smile that could light up an entire room.
Earlier this year, Malle tragically passed away, but alums and his former teammates came together at this weekend’s doubleheader at Highmark Stadium to endow a scholarship in
Alumni were at the front gate during the games in an attempt to reach the $10,000 goal required to endow a scholarship at the university.
After a moment of silence and an announcement over the public address system before the game, fans of both Point Park and West Virginia University Tech were back at the gates to donate to the scholarship fund.
It was announced later in the game that they had, indeed, reached that goal.
The Phil Malle Scholarship Fund is now a reality, and Malle will forever be remembered by giving back to future Pioneers.