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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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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…


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Mercyhurst’s Himes, Morrison earn ECAC lacrosse honors

By | May 31, 2014 12:55 am | 0 Comments

Mercyhurst teammates Becca Himes and Christa Morrison were selected to the ECAC women’s lacrosse Division II all-star second team. The teams were picked by ECAC D-II coaches. Himes, a junior attack, led the Lakers with 98 points this past season. She tied for the team lead with 57 goals and added a team-best 41 assists. Morrison, a…


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Edinboro places 5th in PSAC Dixon Trophy race

By | May 21, 2014 2:41 pm | 0 Comments

Edinboro placed fifth in the 2013-14 PSAC Dixon Trophy standings to lead the three Erie area institutions in the annual race for the conference’s top all-around sports program. Mercyhurst finished eighth and Gannon placed ninth in the race for trophy named after F. Eugene Dixon, Jr., former chairman of the Board of Governors of Pennsylvania’s…


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Mercyhurst baseball team awaits possible NCAA tournament bid

By | May 7, 2014 2:16 pm | 0 Comments

The Mercyhurst baseball is awaiting its postseason fate. The Lakers, who lost 7-6 to Millersville in the PSAC semifinals Friday, will find out Sunday if they earn a bid for the NCAA Division II tournament. The selection show will be broadcast on at 10 p.m. Sunday. The Lakers (29-13 overall, 20-8 PSAC West) are…


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Mercyhurst women, Edinboro men earn trips to D-II tennis tourney

By | April 30, 2014 12:10 am | 0 Comments

Mercyhurst’s women’s tennis team will make a second straight appearance at the NCAA Division II women’s tennis tournament. It’s the fourth appearance in the past five seasons for the Lakers, who are the No. 4 seed in the Atlantic Region. The Lakers (12-5) will face fifth-seeded West Liberty (13-8) at California, Pa., on Saturday at…


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Spano earns 450th coaching win with Mercyhurst baseball team

By | April 23, 2014 12:59 am | 0 Comments

Mercyhurst had a convincing doubleheader sweep of IUP at Indiana (Pa.) on Tuesday. In the process, head coach Joe Spano reached a milestone. The Lakers routed the Crimson Hawks 20-7 in the first game, setting a program record for runs in a game since joining the PSAC in 2009. The Lakers won the nightcap 8-2 in a game…


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