Point Park Globe

Lady Pioneers fall short

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

 Point Park University freshman, Anna Shaw, had a career high of 16 saves and faced a total of 29 shots, but it was not enough to stop Walsh University from beating the Pioneers in a 2-0 conference loss Friday evening at Founders Field. Despite the loss, goal keeper Shaw has an impressive 35 saves fo...

Family, World Cup team inspires Evans

Written By Stephanie Driscoll

June 29, 2016


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The entire world watched as the U.S. women's soccer team was triumphant against China in the World Cup in 1999. This win was especially sweet, because it was won on United States soil at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif. While this may have seemed like a normal soccer game with a fantastic ending, it...

Lady Pioneers fight for clutch wins

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


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After losing four consecutive games to three different teams, the Point Park University Softball team was battling to stay alive in the second game against Ursuline College late last Thursday. In the top of the second inning with Point Park leading 1-0, Ursuline's Liz Miller, hitting number eight ca...

Final dance show to feature various dance genres

Written By Alexandra Zegar

June 29, 2016


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On April 27to 29, the Point Park University dance department will close out its diverse season with its final concert, “Point Park Connections.”  The show will feature dances choreographed by members of the dance community who have connections to the university’s dance program. Many of the ch...

Lady Pioneers make fourth playoff appearance

Written By Emily Myers

June 29, 2016


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Rallying to three straight wins, the Point Park University's women's volleyball team earned its fourth league playoff birth in the past five years while posting an impressive 29-9 record."We have a good standing in the playoffs," said senior defensive specialist Angela Nelson after the Pioneers knocked of...

Former Point Park Basketball star still living the dream

Written By Sarafina M. Brooks

June 29, 2016


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To this day, Bobby Franklin, remains the all-time leading scorer in Point Park University men's basketball history. Franklin has won many awards and achievements during his lifetime, yet this now successful sales director for the Mattel Toy Company remains humble and excited about whatever else is...

Lady Pioneers receive honors, move on

Written By Malik Vincent

June 29, 2016


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In retrospect, Point Park University's sophomore guard April Austin has no regrets about what her team accomplished in the 2010-11 season.In fact, she's proud.Despite the team falling short of the postseason for the second year in a row, the women's basketball team made history.They were first to re...

Fourth Annual ‘Volley for Vision’ an inspiration

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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Cassie Bruno was born 15 weeks premature to Point Park University Volleyball Head Coach Mike Bruno and his wife Jennifer, and were ready to go home after going to Magee NICU, however they were stunned to learn that their daughter had stage five Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), an eye disorder that ca...

Column As I See ‘Em

Written By Pete Bridge

June 29, 2016


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One hundred and thirty teams compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II in women's basketball. Of those, 32 qualify for the single elimination national tournament to try to become the number one in the nation, and of those 32, Point Park University is one of them.We se...

Column As I See ‘Em

Written By Pete Bridge

June 29, 2016


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In the common title “student-athlete,” the accomplishments on the athletic field are usually much more impressive than those in the classroom. Student-athletes who fail to meet basic GPA requirements or attendance policies fill the headlines in newspapers across the country. Head volleyball coach Mi...

Column As I See ‘Em

Written By Pete Bridge

June 29, 2016


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Senior Austin Elder will certainly tell you four years can make a huge difference. No, this isn't about Obama or Romney, but about the men's golf team. This team went from not existing one year, to placing 18th place in an 18-team tournament the next year and then winning that same tournament three ye...

Column As I See ‘Em

Written By Pete Bridge

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

The men’s soccer team faced off against Houghton College last week in a matchup of former American Mideast Conference (AMC) members.  Point Park and Houghton were two of the schools that left the conference this past summer when it fell apart. Point Park moved on to the Kentucky Intercollegiate At...