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Cathedral Prep grad Danielczyk earns ACC academic honors

Jon Danielczyk

By | July 17, 2014 11:49 am | 0 Comments


Recent Pitt graduate Jon Danielczyk became the Panthers baseball team’s first-ever selection to the all-ACC Academic Baseball Team. Danielczyk, a Cathedral Prep graduate, earned a dual-major degree in marketing and legal studies and finished with a cumulative 3.21 GPA. He plans to attend graduate school. Before Pitt joined the ACC, Danielczyk was a Big East… View Article

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Behrend, Allegheny to add 6 each to Hall of Fame

By | June 28, 2014 10:57 pm | 0 Comments


Penn State Behrend and Allegheny College will add six inductees each into their respective Athletics Hall of Fame this fall. James Curren (2004 graduate, basketball), Jason Karas (2002, baseball), Jessica Knapp (2004, cross country/track), Julie Leininger (2000, tennis), Keith Lepionka (2003, baseball) and honorary member Bob Light will be 
inducted into the Behrend Hall on… View Article

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Former area college standouts Cressley, Altavilla could face off in minors

By | June 17, 2014 12:48 pm | 0 Comments


Some day soon, a pair of area pitching standouts might be facing each other in the minor leagues. After being drafted earlier this month, Corry graduate and former Pitt-Bradford pitching standout Aaron Cressley and former Mercyhurst University pitching star Dan Altavilla ended up in the Class A Northwest League. Cressley, who was drafted in the… View Article

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McDowell grad Bohman lands ECAC baseball honor

Brian Bohman

By | June 13, 2014 2:12 pm | 0 Comments


McDowell graduate Brian Bohman received another honor after a strong freshman season with the Penn State Behrend baseball team. Bohman, a catcher, was the named as an ECAC Division III South first-team all-star. He was the only Behrend player selected. Earlier, he was named to the all-AMCC first team after hitting .362 with 51 hits during the season. He also… View Article

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Jordano nears 500 wins with Pitt baseball

By | June 12, 2014 1:21 am | 0 Comments


Current Pitt baseball coach and former Mercyhurst baseball coach Joe Jordano recently wrapped up his 17th season as head coach of the Panthers. In 2015, Jordano likely will reach a milestone victory (No. 500) at Pitt. The Panthers finished 22-30 overall and were 11-19 in their first season in the ACC. Jordano’s career record at… View Article

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Corry graduate Cressley picked by Padres in 26th round

By | June 7, 2014 8:57 pm | 0 Comments


Corry High School graduate Aaron Cressley realized a lifelong dream Saturday, as the San Diego Padres selected him in the 26th round of the Major League Baseball draft. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound right-hander, who spent the past three seasons pitching for Pitt-Bradford, was chosen 777th overall. Cressley said he was very pleased that he was picked:… View Article

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Mercyhurst pitcher Gnacinski wins daily honor in summer league

By | June 7, 2014 9:33 am | 0 Comments


The New York Collegiate Baseball League named Mercyhurst pitcher Joe Gnacinski the Pitcher of the Day for his season-opening performance Monday. Gnacinski, a Cathedral Prep graduate who plays for the Hornell Dodgers, pitched 52⁄3 nnings, giving up one run on five hits while striking out 12 of the 22 batters he faced. He walked only… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Altavilla picked in 5th round by Mariners

By | June 7, 2014 12:58 am | 0 Comments


Dan Altavilla‘s record-setting season paid off for him Friday. The Mercyhurst junior right-handed starter was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the fifth round (141st overall) of the Major League Baseball draft. Altavilla, the Division II pitcher of the year, is the highest draft pick in program history and is the 15th Mercyhurst player ever to… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Altavilla in running for D-II pitching honor

By | May 31, 2014 11:50 pm | 0 Comments


Mercyhurst ace Dan Altavilla will find out Monday if his outstanding junior baseball season will include another prestigious honor. The Lakers’ dominant right-hander is one of eight finalists for the inaugural Brett Tomko Award presented by Inside Pitch Magazine. The award — named after former Florida Southern and MLB pitcher Brett Tomko — goes to the most outstanding… View Article

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3 Behrend athletes named to AMCC All-Sportsmanship Team

By | May 29, 2014 11:59 pm | 0 Comments


Three Penn State Behrend student-athletes were named to the AMCC All-Sportsmanship Team from the spring season. Freshman tennis player Brett Palmer, softball player Sydney Sherrieb and baseball standout Dante DeSantis each earned the honor. To be selected to the team, student-athletes, who are voted on by their teammates, must consistently display a high level of… View Article

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