Alumni Update - Brian Koerber (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

BUFFALO, NY - Forward Jake Lauderbaugh and defender Brian Koerber were each named to the All-Conference teams after solidKoerber PGU junior campaigns.

Koerber, a Penn Hills graduate and one of the Bobcats most reliable defenders, started 15 games for the Bobcats, narrowly missing out on the AMCC playoffs.  

His steady play and consistency is one of the primary reasons the Bobcats should be in prime position for a playoff run in 2016. 


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg)


Alumni Update - Andre Anthony (Clarion)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

Shepherdstown, W.V. - Clarion's Andre Anthony hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 87 with 21-seconds remaining, but Shepherd'sAnthony Clarion Naim Muhammad tipped in a missed shot as the buzzer sounded to send Shepherd to an 89-87 win over the Golden Eagles on Sunday night.

The Golden Eagles are now 0-2 on the season, while Shepherd is 1-1. Clarion will begin PSAC-West play on Wednesday night when the Golden Eagles host Gannon at Tippin Gym at 7:30pm.

Anthony, a Penn Hills graduate, scored 24 points with six assists and three steals.


(photo courtesy of Clarion University)


Alumni Update – Alexis Rectenwald (Chatham)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Chatham Cougars women's diving team competed at the Carnegie MellonRectenwald Chatham Diving Invite the last two days. Senior Alexis Rectenwald and Junior Emily Hinson (Elizabethtown, Pa/Elizabethtown) would represent the Cougars this weekend.

Rectenwald and Hinson would each compete in two events this weekend at the Carnegie Mellon Diving Invite.

Both divers would finish in the top ten in each of their events.

In the 1 Meter Dive, Rectenwald, a Penn Hills graduate, would finish 4th with a total score of 383.25 points.


(photo courtesy of Chatham University)


Alumni Update - Jaquan Williams (Mercyhurst)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

CALIFORNIA, Pa. – Jaquan Williams and Drew Robinson each scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter butWilliams Mercyhurst Mercyhurst could not overcome a slow start and early deficit, falling at California (Pa.), 31-21.

The Lakers (5-5, 2-5 PSAC West) have one game remaining in the 2015 season and will travel to Shippensburg on Nov. 14 for a 1 pm kickoff.  

Ship lost 51-27 to Kutztown and was knocked out of a chance to play in the PSAC Championship game with the loss, along with West Chester's victory over East Stroudsburg.

Six Mercyhurst receivers had multiple catches, led by Williams, a Penn Hills graduate, six catches for 99 yards.


(photo courtesy of Mercyhurst University)


College Football: Penn Hills grad helps Toledo into national spotlight

Written by Joe Bendel on .

Joe Bendel profiles Penn Hills graduate Corey Jones, who is now a standout football player at Toledo.

"Corey Jones blew the blocking assignment. In a big way.

The University of Toledo slot receiver mistakenly made a bee-line to Massachusetts linebacker Jeremy Rodriguez instead of to the left cornerback.

Wrong man ... Right result.

"Well, I did lay him out," said Jones, a Penn Hills High School graduate. "My coach called me over and said, 'You messed up ... But it was one heck of a block.'"

Jones is a 5-foot-9, 165-pound package of ferociousness and fearlessness for the 20th-ranked Rockets. Toledo was 7-0, 4-0 Mid-American Conference West, heading into Tuesday's division showdown with rival Northern Illinois."