Alumni Update - Brenna Wise (Pitt)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH - Despite outscoring the Seminoles 19-7 in the fourth quarter, the University of Pittsburgh women's basketballWise Pitt team suffered a 66-55 loss to No. 16/14 Florida State on Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.

The Panthers had three players score in double figures, led by freshman Brenna Wise, a Vincentian graduate, who had 14 points and eight rebounds.


(photo courtesy of University of Pittsburgh)


Girls Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's Torrieonna Cash

Written by Joe Koch on .

Name: Torrieonna Cash
School: Vincentian Academy
Grade: 12
Sport: Girls Basketball
Position: Point guard

Background: Torrieonna is a four-year starter for the Royals, who have won three WPIAL and two PIAA Class A championships and one PIAA runner-up trophy since she started playing for them. Torrieonna is one of four captains and she is averaging 13.5 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3.4 steals per game. She also is a member of the Royals' track and field team. She contributes to the Yearbook, is a Student Ambassador, and member of the International Club and CHAMPS (Catholic Christians Who Honor Athletics, Morality, Play/Personhood and Spirituality).


Girls Basketball: Vincentian back in action tonight

Written by Joe Koch on .

While many area schools participated in holiday tournaments during the final week of 2015, the Vincentian Academy girls basketball team spent some time away from the court. That's not to say the Royals haven't had some challenges.

After seven games, Vincentian has an overall 5-2 record, and the Royals carry a 3-0 record in Section 2-A into today's 7:30 p.m. game at Riverview. The Royals did have some challenges heading into today's game.

Starting with a trip to Beaver County for the Blackhawk Tournament that featured two defending state champions – Class A Vincentian and Class AAA Blackhawk – the Royals have had some interesting games.

After losing to Pine-Richland, 61-49, in the Blackhawk Tournament, the Royals came back in the consolation game to beat Seton-LaSalle, 65-45. Seton-LaSalle won the PIAA Class AA title two years ago, and the Rebels were the PIAA Class AA runner-up last season.


Boys Basketball: North Feature Athlete - Vincentian's David Jen

Written by Brad Everett on .

Name: David Jen
High School: Vincentian
Grade: 12
Sport: Boys Basketball
Position: Guard

Background: Jen, a senior point guard, messed around and got a triple double last Friday, finishing with 22 points, 10 assists and 10 steals to lead Class A No. 4 Vincentian (5-1) to a 74-60 win at Springdale. Jen isn't very tall (just 5 feet 5), so he relies on his speed to make an impact. A first-year starter, Jen was one of the top reserves on last year's team that reached the WPIAL semifinals and the second round of the PIAA playoffs.


Girls Tennis: Vincentian duo splits pair of matches at state tournament

Written by Keith Barnes on .

There have been very few WPIAL Class AA schools in singles or doubles that have had success at the state level.


Vincentian was looking to change that.


Seniors Aria Luckiewicz and Angelica Arshoun came into the PIAA Class AA finals at Hershey Racquet Club and made a statement, winning their first match, 6-0, 7-5, over District 12 champions Molly Smith and Caitlin Hoos of Lansdale Catholic. Unfortunately, the tandem could not sustain that momentum through their second-round match as they were knocked out on the first day in a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 loss to District 4 champions Rachel Thomas and Allison Mattucci of Hughesville.


No WPIAL school has won the Class AA doubles title since Logan Antill and Caroline Ross of Sewickley Academy in 2011. The only other time it occurred was in 2007 when sisters Karli and Tanya Timko of Chartiers-Houston pulled it off.