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Pioneers ‘100 percent committed’ to have successful season

Pioneers ‘100 percent committed’ to have successful season

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

photo by Evan Schall Sophomore outside hitter Shiloh Simonson on the attack in a home match last fall. The women’s volleyball team will have their home opener on Sep. 5. The score was 15-6 in game four with the Point Park volleyball team 10 points away from winning its second match of the season...

Pioneers gain a promising defensive player

Pioneers gain a promising defensive player

Written By Emily Brak

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

photo courtesy of Giovoni Lebrun Freshman defender Giovani Lebrun poses with a trophy after competing in a tournament with the Toronto Lynx Soccer Club prior to attending Point Park. The Point Park University’s men’s soccer team added a “brick wall” to their defense by b...

Men’s soccer team prepares for home debut

Men’s soccer team prepares for home debut

Written By Christine Cestra

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

The Point Park University men’s soccer team is getting ready for its 2014 season with long practices at the home venue at Highmark Stadium.  The team will have seven home games this season and 10 away games, along with playing rivals Rio Grande (Ohio) for the win. Last year, the team had a 12-7-...

Word From the Weiss

Word From the Weiss

Written By Zachary Weiss, Sports Columnist

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

 A 2-2 record may not be the start Point Park volleyball was looking for to begin the season, but it is the learning experience this team needed. If the Pioneers can learn from their mistakes, then last season’s disappointing 21-19 record will be a thing of the past. Replacing it is a tea...

Point Park Rugby Club sets ‘goals’ for upcoming season

Point Park Rugby Club sets ‘goals’ for upcoming season

Written By Josh Croup

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

The 2014 Point Park University Rugby Football Club has high expectations for this upcoming season both on and off of the field.  With a number of returning starters and experienced players, the Point Park Rugby Club hopes to improve upon both their 2013-2014 season, which resulted in few wins o...

Volleyball team gains chemistry and knowledge through losses

Volleyball team gains chemistry and knowledge through losses

Written By Zachary Weiss

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

It would be easy to be discouraged after an 0-4 weekend, however Shiloh Simonson instead viewed the weekend as an important learning experience. The Point Park volleyball team made a trip to Palo Heights, Chicago and won two of 14 total games on the weekend while dropping its record to 2-6 on the season....

Men’s soccer kicks off season with a win

Men’s soccer kicks off season with a win

Written By Christine Cestra

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

Defenseman Matt Buckley fights for the ball against Franciscan University on Aug. 27th. photo by Christine Cestra The Point Park men’s soccer team has set the mood for the season, with the last exhibition game against Franciscan University before the home opener. The Pioneers put their best ...

Word From the Weiss

Word From the Weiss

Written By Zachary Weiss, Sports Columnist

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

I asked men’s assistant basketball and men’s and women’s golf coach Gabe Bubon when his last day off during the school year was and all he did was laugh. Conveniently, as he tried to remember, his Bank Tower office phone rang. It’s all in a day’s work for Bubon, who ...

New cross country runner brings home first place

New cross country runner brings home first place

Written By Emily Brak

June 29, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

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The few, the proud, and the emotional – Croup’s Corner

The few, the proud, and the emotional – Croup’s Corner

Written By Josh Croup, Sports Columnist

April 20, 2016


Filed under SPORTS

Sports trigger so many emotions. One minute, a call goes against your team, and you find yourself trailing at the end of the game. The next, you’re celebrating a walk-off victory after multiple mental errors from the other team. The Point Park baseball team celebrated two walk-off wins over the week...

Baseball buts – Croup’s Corner

Baseball buts – Croup’s Corner

Written By Josh Croup

April 5, 2016


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photo by Gracey Evans Senior center fielder Demetrius Moorer dives for a fly ball during Point Park’s first game of Friday’s doubleheader against West Virginia Tech. I’ve had some teachers and professors over the years with big buts. That’s buts with one ‘t,’ not two as in bu...

Golfer builds from humble beginning

Golfer builds from humble beginning

Written By Phillip Poupore

March 23, 2016


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Growing up in White Oak, Pa., golf was not a sport many kids pursued. Even Max Kaminsky admits basketball was his first true love. However, after high school, he came to Point Park University on a golf scholarship where he began to get the ball rolling toward his dreams. “It was probably this ...