Point Park Globe

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...

Column As I See ‘Em

Written By Pete Bridge

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

Everyone is aware that Phil the groundhog wasn’t so accurate in his prediction on spring arriving early.  Two groups especially aware of that fact are the men’s baseball and women’s softball teams. In terms of weather, this may be one of the worst starts for the baseball and softball sports.  Ho...

Column As I See ‘Em

Written By Pete Bridge

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

I’ll never forget the moment when I truly believed that Point Park had legitimate, competitive athletic teams. The men’s basketball team was in a must-win situation to go to the playoffs in 2011. Possibly even more exciting than the game itself, tons of students rode the newly initiated fan vans ov...

Cooking up a fastball

Written By AJ Owen

June 29, 2016


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Mike Tullio throws high heat on the mound for Point Park University's baseball team. But off the field, he handles a completely different kind of heat.Having transferred from Palm Beach, Fla. to help round out the Pioneers' pitching, sophomore business major Tullio intends be successful in baseball, bu...

Bruno looks forward to ‘improve the program’

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


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The Point Park University's volleyball team had its second best season in team history last year, but that was not enough to prevent it from losing in the first round of the American Mideast Conference (AMC) playoffs."Twenty-nine-to-10 is another stellar season for Point Park volleyball," Director of...

Cross Country adds valuable runners

Written By Ashley Goodsell

June 29, 2016


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The 2010 men's and women's cross country team at Point Park University hopes to improve their times this season and capitalize on the addition of two new, number one runners to the program. The lead returning runner for the women's side is Lindsay Dill, while the lead returning runners for the men's si...

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...

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...