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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...

Cheerleaders act as ‘ambassadors of school spirit’ during Spirit Week

Written By Pete Bridge

June 29, 2016


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Point Park University's Spirit Week was an effort to increase school pride and showcase the athletic team's achievements.  The cheerleading squad saw this as a golden opportunity to highlight their talents and define their purpose on campus. "Being [cheerleaders], we're ambassadors of school spirit," sa...

Douse keeps position as leading scorer

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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The Point Park University Men's Basketball Team had a very eventful week last week, and it started with some accolades for the team's leading scorer Kris Douse.Douse, a senior forward was named American Mideast Conference (AMC) Player of the Week for played from Jan. 17 to 23. Douse averaged 32.7 po...

‘Chemistry’ will set tone on break

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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As of Sunday afternoon, many Point Park students will be relaxing and enjoying their Spring break. Some may even go down to Florida to catch some sun. However, even though the baseball team is heading down to Florida during Spring break, they are going to work hard.Instead of relaxing, the Pioneers wi...

Chi Alpha Sigma honors athletes

Written By Zac Weiss

June 29, 2016


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On Friday March 18, Point Park University held a luncheon at the Engineers' Society in downtown Pittsburgh to honor 27 student athletes for their accomplishments both on and off the field."Chi Alpha Sigma is the National College Athlete Honor Society," Director of Athletics Dan Swalga said. "A not fo...

Baseball finishes strong in Florida

Written By Zac Weiss

June 29, 2016


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While many vacationed for Spring Break to enjoy the time off, the Point Park baseball team went to Florida to play in 12 games, compiling a 9-3 record.The trip allowed the team to bond and mixed fun with the competitive atmosphere."We always get really excited to go down to Florida, that's where we ha...

Baseball looks forward to 2011

Written By By AJ Owen

June 29, 2016


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With new coaching staff in place and a slew of new players, the Point Park University baseball team did not know what to expect as they took to the diamond for the long baseball season. Unfortunately, what transpired was a season where the men's team could barely crack double-digit wins. The team e...

Baseball moves to first in KIAC

Written By Ryan Bertonaschi

June 29, 2016


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The University’s baseball team departed its weekend series at Berea College (Ky.) Saturday with a four-game sweep under its belt, adding more pivotal pieces to its campaign for back-to-back National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) World Series appearances.The Pioneers, (15-11 8-4 Ke...

Baseball salvages weekend series

Written By Ryan Bertanoschi

June 29, 2016


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After losing the first two of a four-game series at Alice Lloyd College (Ky.) on Friday, Point Park’s baseball team recovered Saturday by winning the series’ two remaining games.The Pioneers received strong starting pitching from both its starters, redshirt-sophomore left-hander Nathan Sphon and ju...

Baseball team finds a new home and maybe new future

Written By Doug Andiorio

June 29, 2016


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             Point Park University's baseball team gets to play on a new field of dreams this season, and hopefully the move will trigger a winning record, which is something the team has not been able to attain since the early 2000s.             The team's field has relocated, mo...

Baseball team reaches forty wins

Written By Alex Stumpf

June 29, 2016


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With an 11-1 thrashing of Fisher College on Saturday during an abbreviated contest, the Point Park University baseball team completed their season sweep of the American Mideast Conference and reached the 40-win plateau.“It feels great to reach 40 wins,” third year head coach Loren Torres said du...