Point Park Globe

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...

Women’s soccer falls to No. 1 Spring Arbor in home opener

Women’s soccer falls to No. 1 Spring Arbor in home opener

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

Point Park women’s soccer team wasted no time getting into its season, hosting its home opener against No. 1-ranked Spring Arbor University on Saturday. This was the Pioneers’ fifth time competing against the non-conference opponent since 2014, but the first time the Cougars had not shut the Pio...

Men’s soccer victorious in season, home opener

Men’s soccer victorious in season, home opener

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s soccer team secured its seventh-straight winning record last season finishing 11-6 overall and 6-3 in the River States Conference (RSC). However, the Pioneers continue to struggle against conference powerhouses Rio Grande and West Virginia University Tech (WVU Tech.) “They’re just natu...

Volleyball team welcomes fresh, familiar faces

Volleyball team welcomes fresh, familiar faces

Written By Dara Collins, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The volleyball team kicked off the 2018 season with new players, new coaches and new milestones. The 2017 squad saw many new faces as only four women returned from the previous season. 13 women suited up in green and gold for the first time last season. This year, the Pioneers added five newcomers to...

All in With Allison – Transition year

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

August 28, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

This year is one of transitions for Point Park athletics. Athletic Director Dan Swalga retired after 12 years as a Pioneer; men’s basketball head coach Gabe Bubon retired after just two seasons in the position and, most importantly, former columnist Josh Croup graduated, leaving this sports column...

Midway ends baseball team’s perfect RSC record, takes 2 of 3

Midway ends baseball team’s perfect RSC  record, takes 2 of 3

Written By Robert Berger, Co-News Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The Pioneer baseball team dropped two games to conference opponent Midway University this past weekend ending an 18-game winning streak in conference play. “It was a big blow,” head coach Loren Torres said. “Having to bounce back from actually losing a weekend is going to take some character.” ...

Weather finally clears for home softball games, Pioneers improve to 6-2 in RSC

Weather finally clears for home softball games, Pioneers improve to 6-2 in RSC

Written By Jordan Slobodinsky, Copy Editor

April 17, 2018


Filed under SPORTS

The Point Park softball team swept Asbury on Friday in a conference doubleheader, however, the Pioneers were unable to complete the sweep against Midway the next day. The Pioneers ended up splitting the series with Midway, leaving the home weekend with a 3-1 record. It was the second time in 2018 that the Pion...