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Sophomore spreads positive energy on track

Sophomore spreads positive energy on track

Written By Ben Reinke, For The Globe

September 4, 2019

Though she is best known for her ability to run, sophomore track and field athlete Alyssa Campbell’s abilities off the course are just as impressive. Balancing cross country with schoolwork as well as a variety of groups and clubs seems difficult enough, but according to her coach and teammates,  Campbell manages to...

Pittsburgh Center alum find success at Winter Meetings

Pittsburgh Center alum find success at Winter Meetings

Written By Emma Christley, For The Globe

August 29, 2019

Every year, Student Advisory Board members of The Pittsburgh Center for Sports Media and Marketing look forward to the chance to attend the Baseball Winter Meetings, an annual convention of Major and Minor League Baseball executives holding meetings and networking with others in their field. In ad...

Men’s soccer looks to build off last year’s run

Men’s soccer looks to build off last year’s run

Written By Rachael McKriger, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

Long days out in the sweltering heat can break people down. However, for the members of the Point Park men’s soccer team, it’s just business as usual and another day of training. The team is looking to build off their postseason run last year. After going 5-3-1 in the River States Conference (RSC),...

Volleyball fills holes with talent in recruiting class

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

There are six spots to fill on a volleyball court, and Point Park graduated six athletes last semester that claimed one of those spots for much of last season. Power hitters Jordan Dixon, Erica Gumz, Ashley Taylor and Destiny Tucker alongside defensive specialist Ali Peterson and libero Morgan Dan...

Women to discover new front runner, men to develop depth

Written By Dara Collins, Editor-in-Chief

August 28, 2019

The men’s and women’s cross country teams have undergone significant changes since the 2018 season. Point Park University terminated four-year cross country head coach and five-year track and field head coach Kelly Parsley in February, thrusting assistant coach Jim Spisak into the role of inter...

Changes inspire new attitude in women’s team

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

August 28, 2019

The women’s soccer team ended last season on a bit of a sour note.  After winning the River States Conference (RSC) Championship in 2017, the women were looking to clinch back-to-back championship titles last year. They were set up for the title again with the most regular season wins (11) in pro...

All in With Allison – Welcome to Sports

Written By Allison Schubert, Sports Columnist

August 28, 2019

Good old Point Park.  It is my fourth and final year at this fine establishment, but most importantly, it is my fourth and final year of writing for my beloved sports section. I was going to make this column super sentimental and take the theme of “the last firsts,” but that is way too cliche...

Former coach Kuhn reflects on time on Pioneer sidelines

Written By Rachael McKriger, Staff Writer

August 28, 2019

Maggie Kuhn understands the challenges she’s going to face. She’s moving away from home, leaving all of her family and friends to move three hours away. Kuhn’s next destination is Seton Hill University, a school in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). The former Point Park women’s soccer...

University pioneers eSports in Pittsburgh

University pioneers eSports in Pittsburgh

Written By Jordyn Hronec, Co-News Editor

April 16, 2019

In 2013, the United States government officially moved to recognize professional video game players as athletes, thus classifying competitive gaming as a sport. Competitive gaming, or eSports as it is known by many, has been growing in popularity over the past several years, especially in America. The 20...

Shields honored with award in her name

Shields honored with award in her name

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

This past Friday, students were recognized for their hard work all year at the annual Outstanding Student Awards at the Fairmont Hotel. Every year, two awards are given to one male athlete and one female athlete that best exemplify the characteristics that contribute to a true Point Park Pioneer: the Don Kel...

Shields ranked 4th in collegiate 1500m

Shields ranked 4th in collegiate 1500m

Written By Robert Berger, Co-Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

This past weekend, senior Anna Shields of the women’s track and field team set a facility record while winning the 1,500 meter event and posted the fourth best time in all of collegiate track this year. Competing at the Bucknell Bison Outdoor Classic, Shields went head-to-head against a number of NCAA D...

Softball splits RSC contests

Softball splits RSC contests

Written By Allison Schubert, Co-Sports Editor

April 16, 2019

The softball team played four games in five days this past week, picking up two non-conference wins and dishing out the first conference loss to No. 1 in the River States Conference (RSC) Rio Grande. The first of these games came last Wednesday when the Pioneers hosted NCAA DII non-conference opponent Slipper...