Posts tagged ‘Cathedral Prep’
Posted: February 5th, 2014
Posted: January 10th, 2014
Erie’s Steve Piotrowicz returns to his hometown twice during the next five days as the second assistant to Indiana (Pa.) men’s basketball coach Joe Lombardi.
Piotrowicz is a Cathedral Prep grad who played a year at Penn State Behrend, then three seasons (2009-2012) as a point guard at Gannon. He will be on the bench Saturday when the unbeaten and No. 6 (Division II) Crimson Hawks visit Mercyhurst, where they have lost the past three seasons. On Wednesday, IUP visits the Hammermill Center, which is scheduled to reopen after severe fire damage to the structure after a high school game Dec. 23.
Piotrowicz is in his second season at IUP. He left Gannon after the 2012-13 first semester to resume his quest for a master’s degree at IUP and became a student assistant last January.
Though he is still completing his degree, this season he moved up to second assistant when top aide Chris Fife took the men’s job at Shippensburg, and the second assistant also left.
“Stevie P. is going to be a coach somewhere,” Fife said Wednesday after his young Red Raiders lost at Edinboro 84-81. “He knows everything about the game, and the job as an assistant.”
– Bob Jarzomski
Posted: June 2nd, 2013
Cathedral Prep graduate Joe Glowacki recently finished a successful college swimming career at the University of Connecticut.
Glowacki, who graduated cum laude with a 4.0 grade-point average in his final semester, was a team captain and four-time member of the Big East All-Academic Team. The butterfly specialist, a state medalist in high school, made the top 16 in the 100-yard and 200-yard fly in the Big East championship meet all four years.
Read more on Glowacki in this week’s On Campus notebook.
Also featured in this week’s notebook:
• McDowell graduate Emma Swabb was named Washington & Lee’s Outstanding First Year Female Athlete of the Year after a record-setting freshman swimming season. She helped the Generals to the Old Dominion Athletic Conference championship and was named first-team all-ODAC after winning two individual events and competing on two winning relay teams at the ODAC meet.
• Gannon swimmer Michael Decsey and water polo player Daisuke Takagi were named to the Capital One Academic All-District II men’s at-large first team. Also, Point Park senior Lindsay Dill, a cross country runner and McDowell graduate, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District College Division First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
• Also read about Mercyhurst North East softball players Ronette Claar and Alayna Carlson making the National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-East Region first team.
Posted: September 24th, 2012
Mercyhurst’s 38-23 PSAC West win against Slippery Rock was more than just a homecoming win for the Lakers.
It was Akeem Satterfield’s his final college game in his hometown.
An Erie native, Satterfield ran for 90 yards for the Rock in the loss. Satterfield, who played for Cathedral Prep, is one of four players from Erie playing for Slippery Rock this season.
“It’s bittersweet. man,” Satterfield said. “Bittersweet. Played a good game, but we didn’t win. So that’s just it. Wish it would have turned out the other way, but it didn’t.”
To add insult to injury, no pun intended, Satterfield also hurt his shoulder in the first half, but returned to the game.
“Oh man, I had a real bad stinger,” he said. “I couldn’t feel anything. I thought my shoulder was dislocated, but it was just a stinger.”
This season, Satterfield is eighth in the PSAC in rushing with 361 yards and two touchdowns. He is sixth in career touchdowns at Slippery Rock with 33, eighth in scoring with 198 points and 10th all-time in rushing with 2,575 yards.
The Rock also have three players out of Strong Vincent High in junior receiver Bobby Joyce, senior defensive back Marquis Knight and sophomore defensive back Kevin Green, a transfer from Edinboro.
In Saturday’s loss, Joyce had two catches for 25 yards and Knight had eight total tackles. According to the participation chart, Green didn’t play.
Posted: November 8th, 2011
Earlier today, Duane Rankin caught up with former Penn State player Charles Rush (2001-05), an Erie native and Cathedral Prep graduate, and asked him about the Penn State situation involving former assistant Jerry Sandusky.
Sandusky has been indicted on charges of sexually abusing eight boys over 15 years.
“I’d say I’m just I’m in complete shock and disbelief,” Rush said. “I first heard about when watching College GameDay (on ESPN) Saturday morning. I saw it and called one of my friends, one of my teammates about it. I was just shocked. Then I went to ESPN.com and read the article about it. I know of Coach Sandusky and I would see him around the weight room or whatever. Talk to him there, but my interaction wasn’t that great with him.”
Rush was a freshman at Penn State in 2001-02. In 2002, Penn State assistant Mike McQueary testified he witnessed Sandusky sexually abusing a boy in the team’s shower. He called his father about before reporting it to Penn State coach Joe Paterno.
Rush said he never heard about this during that time.
“Absolutely not,” Rush said.
Posted: October 22nd, 2011
Gannon dropped to 3-5 after losing, 35-7, at Indiana (Pa.) today.
The Knights had beaten the Crimson Hawks the past two seasons. Gannon (3-5, 2-3 PSAC West) has already matched its loss total from a season.
Gannon has finished 6-5 the last two seasons. Next week, the Knights play at Clarion before closing out PSAC West play at home against PSAC West leader Slippery Rock.
Cathedral Prep graduate Javon Rowan had four catches for 111 yards and a touchdown for IUP (5-2, 4-1) today. The senior receiver has had a touchdown catch in each of his last two games.
Rowan also had four punt returns for 39 yards against Gannon.
Posted: October 8th, 2011
Area talents Ryan Skelton and Jayson Nickson shined in Slippery Rock’s 24-23 win at No. 25-ranked Edinboro today. Skelton, a senior linebacker at Edinboro who starred at General McLane High, had game-high 11 tackles with 9 being solo stops.
Skelton had a sack, three tackles for loss, a forced fumble, fumble recovery and a blocked field goal that James Jackson returned for a 62-yard touchdown.
Can you say PSAC West Defensive Player of the Week?
Nickson, a senior strong safety at Slippery Rock who starred at Mercyhurst Prep, had seven tackles and pass break up.
As for Akeem Satterfield, the Slippery Rock junior tailback started the game with a 29-yard run, but finished with just 52 yards and no touchdowns on 15 carries.
An Cathedral Prep graduate, Satterfield also fumbled twice, but he lead the Rock in rushing today.
Posted: September 24th, 2011
Edinboro did the right thing regarding Justin Caliste: Kick away from that young man.
The No. 19-ranked Scots (4-0, 1-0 PSAC West) didn’t allow Gannon’s impact true freshman to dictate their game today against the Knights (1-3, 0-1 PSAC West) and that helped them prevail, 27-0, at Gannon University Field.
Caliste, who has three returns for touchdowns with two of those coming in Gannon’s 47-0 win against Millersville last week, had just two punt returns for 25 yards and two kickoff returns for 36 yards.
Caliste’s longest return was 25 yards for kickoff and punt, respectively, but his most memorable return didn’t gain a yard. Chasing a punt from Ryan Genco laterally to the left sideline, Caliste caught it and was immediately nailed by senior linebacker Ryan Skelton, a General McLane graduate, for no gain at the Gannon 33.
Edinboro kicked away from Caliste after taking a 7-0 lead on the game’s opening drive. David Olszewski kicked the ball right. Trying to field it, Joe Sobucki touched the ball near the sideline. Edinboro almost recovered it at Gannon 2-yard line, but the ball barely touched the out-of-bounds line.
Other times, Edinboro had freshman Noah Ackerman, a Cathedral Prep graduate, pouch kick the ball short, which is why Gannon fullback Danny Giegerich had three kickoff returns. He gained 21 yards total.
Posted: September 23rd, 2011
In a continuing series of Q&As with local players who are playing local college football, Duane Rankin caught up with Gannon junior tight end Donny Mallin to talk about a variety of topics.
A Cathedral Prep graduate, Mallin caught his first carer touchdown for Gannon two weeks ago against Shippensburg. He’s been playing behind senior Evan Twombly, but Mallin was listed as a starter with Twombly for last week’s 47-0 win against Millersville.
Saturday at noon, Mallin and the Knights (1-2) open PSAC West play against area rival Edinboro (3-0) at Gannon University Field. Gannon is 0-5 all-time against the Scots, who are ranked 19th in the AFCA NCAA Division II poll.
The 6-foot, 2-inch, 250-pound Mallin was eager to talk about this upcoming game, but first, he and Rankin discussed what he’s learned from Twombly, an Baldwinsville, N.Y. native who has caught four career touchdowns for the Knights.
What it’s been like to learn from Twombly, but get a chance to play?” Evan is a great guy to play behind. He’s obviously a good player. Just watching him from my freshman year to now, it’s been easy to pick up things and putting it into the game hasn’t been that difficult of a transition because just watching him has made it a lot easier.”
Posted: September 22nd, 2011
Saturday’s 7 p.m. Indiana (Pa.)-Slippery Rock game at Mihalik-Thompson Field in Slippery Rock will feature key players from Erie.
For the Rock (2-1), junior tailback Akeem Satterfield, a Cathedral Prep graduate, has 286 yards rushing and five touchdowns this season.
Senior safety Jayson Nickson, an Mercyhurst Prep graduate, has eight total tackles and an interception return for a touchdown. Chad Noce, a senior tight end out of McDowell High, has played in every game this season, but doesn’t have a catch.
Bobby Joyce, a Strong Vincent graduate, is being redshirted. He’ll be a redshirt junior in 2012.
For IUP (1-1), senior safety Andre Henderson, a Strong Vincent graduate, has nine total tackles and senior receiver Javon Rowan, a Cathedral Prep graduate, has one catch for 16 yards and five punt returns for 29 yards.
The Crimson Hawks have two more players from Erie in true freshmen Mario Sanders, a Cathedral Prep graduate, and Jacob Breakstone, a McDowell graduate.
Sanders, a defensive back, and Breakstone, an offensive lineman, haven’t played this season.