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Mercyhurst men’s soccer team earns No. 6 preseason ranking

   August 13, 2014 12:52 am    0

  The Mercyhurst men’s soccer team finished last season with a memorable effort in the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. The Lakers played eventual Division II national champion Southern New Hampshire to a scoreless tie through two overtimes before the Penmen won on penalty kicks to move on to the Final Four. Mercyhurst ended its 17-5-1…


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Training camp guide for Pitt, PSU, Erie schools; all FBS schedules

   August 3, 2014 11:44 am    0

College football season is approaching rapidly, and the Erie Times-News and are providing fans with a look at what’s ahead. Check out a training camp guide for Penn State, Pitt and two FBS schools featuring area players — Maryland and Notre Dame. The camp guide also included a look at the camps of Edinboro,…


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Mercyhurst hires former Pitt player as quarterbacks coach

   July 23, 2014 10:57 am    0

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….


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Gannon claims 4 Top Team GPA Awards in PSAC

   July 16, 2014 12:21 am    0

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…


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

   July 10, 2014 12:55 pm    0

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…


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Area PSAC student-athletes excel in classroom

   July 3, 2014 9:48 pm    0

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…


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Manchel signs first Mercyhurst-NE recruit in Jones

   June 27, 2014 8:07 pm    0

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…


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‘Hurst assistant FB coach Arnold leaves

   June 14, 2014 12:03 am    0

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

   June 7, 2014 9:33 am    0

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

   June 7, 2014 12:58 am    0

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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