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Mercyhurst hires former Pitt player as quarterbacks coach

By | July 23, 2014 10:57 am | 0 Comments


Former Pitt football player and Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach Andrew Janocko has been hired as the Mercyhurst quarterbacks coach. Janocko, a Clearfield native, was a three-year letter winner who played in 39 games at Pitt from 2008-10 as a placeholder and backup quarterback. He was a three-time member of the Big East All-Academic Team…. View Article

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Gannon claims 4 Top Team GPA Awards in PSAC

By | July 16, 2014 12:21 am | 0 Comments


Gannon finished as the runner-up in the PSAC in the Top Team GPA Awards from the 2013-14 academic year. The awards honor the teams with the top cumulative team grade-point average in each of the 21 sponsored sports within the PSAC. The league hosts 23 championships, however, indoor and outdoor track and field are counted… View Article

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Mercyhurst’s Collins added to Canada’s U18 women’s hockey coaching staff

By | July 10, 2014 12:55 pm | 0 Comments


Mercyhurst women’s hockey assistant coach Delaney Collins was named assistant coach on Canada’s National Women’s Under-18 Team. Hockey Canada announced the assignment this week. Collins has been an assistant coach with the Lakers for the past three seasons and has helped guide them to three NCAA tournament selections and to NCAA Frozen Four appearances in… View Article

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Area PSAC student-athletes excel in classroom

By | July 3, 2014 9:48 pm | 0 Comments


As fans of college sports, we sometimes can forget we root for teams that are comprised of student-athletes. The student always comes before the athlete. So it’s nice to see area universities are producing many well-rounded individuals who excel in the classroom, as well as on the field/court/etc… Gannon had a school-record 186 student-athletes named… View Article

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Manchel signs first Mercyhurst-NE recruit in Jones

By | June 27, 2014 8:07 pm | 0 Comments


Mercyhurst University has not had a Mercyhurst-North East junior college player on the men’s basketball team, but coach Gary Manchel said this week the Lakers signed their first Saints player in Cleveland 6-foot guard Damon Jones. “We never signed a player from the branch campus, and we think we have a good one in Damon,” Manchel… View Article

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‘Hurst assistant FB coach Arnold leaves

By | June 14, 2014 12:03 am | 0 Comments


Dave Arnold, who was an assistant football coach for Mercyhurst the past four seasons, has decided to leave the program and go back home to Warren, Ohio and assist his brother Steve at Warren Harding High School. “I figured it is a good time for me to help my brother,” Arnold said. “I’ve spent a… 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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Edinboro places 17th, leads PSAC schools in Learfield Directors’ Cup

By | June 4, 2014 9:07 pm | 0 Comments


Edinboro placed 17th overall out of 246 schools to finish as the top team from the PSAC in the final Division II Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings. Grand Valley State finished with 1,030 points to win the Learfield Cup for the ninth time. Points are awarded based on a maximum of seven men’s and seven… 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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