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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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Edinboro places 17th, leads PSAC schools in Learfield Directors’ Cup

   June 4, 2014 9:07 pm    0

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

   May 31, 2014 11:50 pm    0

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

   May 31, 2014 12:55 am    0

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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