Alumni Update - Shiloh Simonson (Point Park)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

MONTREAT, N.C. -- The Point Park University volleyball team lost both matches by a score of 3-0 on Saturday at the Volley in the Mountains at Montreat (N.C.) College. The Pioneers (2-2) fell to Coastal Georgia and NAIA No. 10-ranked Lindsey Wilson (Ky.).

Coastal Georgia (4-0), which was picked as the preseason favorite in the Southern States Athletic Conference, topped Point Park (2-2) by scores of 25-23, 25-19, 25-19. It was a tight battle, but Coastal Georgia, which had beaten No. 10 Lindsey Wilson in a sweep on Friday, came out on top.

At 4-0 on the weekend, Coastal Georgia was the tournament winner. Lindsey Wilson went 3-1 on the weekend to finish second, and it beat Point Park, 25-17, 25-18, 25-18.

Coastal Georgia head coach Jeff Huebner told the team’s website that he was happy to take the tournament title, and that having teams like Lindsey Wilson and Point Park in attendance made it a strong event.

The Pioneers had a slow start in that opening match hitting for an attacking percentage of only .171 with 10 kills, their lowest numbers for any set of the match. In the second set, Point Park had its best hitting percentage of .286 with 14 kills, but it wasn’t enough.

Shiloh Simonson, a Peters Township graduate, had 13 kills against Coastal Georgia and added seven digs.



Alumni Update - Ross Phillips (Waynesburg)

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GREENVILLE, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) released its annual preseason men's soccer coaches' poll Tuesday. Waynesburg was picked to finish sixth out of the nine conference programs.

The Yellow Jackets received 33 total points from the coaches, after finishing fifth in the PAC standings in 2013 with a 3-3-2 conference record (10-4-3 overall). Preseason favorite and defending conference champion Thomas More College garnered 78 total points and seven first-place votes. Washington & Jefferson College received the other two first-place votes, and was given the second spot with 70 points. Geneva College (60), Grove City College (59) and Westminster College (39) were picked to finish in third, fourth and fifth place, respectively.

On the same day the poll was released, the conference also unveiled its 60th anniversary team, which celebrates the PAC's organization in 1955.

Ross Phillips was honored as Waynesburg's first multi-time first-team All-PAC pick after garnering the honor in 2003 and 2004. Phillips, a Peters Township graduate, was also lauded as a second team selection in 2005. Though he was known for his defensive excellence, Phillips also notched three career goals and 10 assists for 16 total points as a collegiate player.



Peters Township 2014 Football Preview

Written by Nicholas Tolomeo on .

Peters Township has to fill a lot of holes left by graduation, including first-team All-Southeastern Conference tight end Max Augenstein, leading rusher Marcus Ubinger and a pair of three-year starters in lineman Dane Sehnert and wide receiver Mike Erenberg.

In terms of returning starters there is not much quantity, only three back on offense and four on defense, but there is quality.

Senior quarterback Cory Owen (6-2, 190) is a four-year starter and a dual-threat who passed for 501 yards and rushed for 762 yards last season.


Golf: Peters Township wins two titles at Chairman's Cup

Written by Joe Koch on .

Peters Township High's boys and girls golf teams took top honors in the Class AAA boys and girls team championships on Monday at the Cedarbrook Golf Club.

Juniors Alec Stopperich and Jake Sollon took top honors with 2-under-par rounds of 70 to lead the Indians' boys team to the title -- their sixth in a row -- with 368 strokes. Stopperich had identical totals of 35 for the front and back nines. Sollon shot a 37 on the front nine, and then went 4-under-par on the back nine with a 33. Freshman Hunter Bruce (73), sophomore Tanner Johnson (77) and junior Connor Schmidt (78) rounded out the Indians' scoring.

North Allegheny placed second in the four-team field with 398 strokes. Senior Martin Lazzaro led the Tigers with a 5-over-par round of 77. Kyle Dewey was second for the Tigers with a 78.

Bethel Park (445) and Ringgold (494) rounded out the four-team field.


Boys Golf: Peters Township claims Tri-County Class AAA title

Written by Joe Koch on .

Peters Township High's boys golf team began its season with a solid victory at the Tri-County Athletic Directors Association's Championship this past Friday at Village Green Golf Course in Hickory.

Six Indians' golfers were among the top eight finishers with senior Ben Morgret leading the charge with a 3-over-par round of 74 to place second. Teammates Connor Schmidt (75), Alec Stopperich (76), Tanner Johnson (76), Brian Livolsi (80) and Jake Sollon (80) followed. There's plenty of youth on the Indians' team as Stopperich, Schmidt and Solon are juniors while Johnson is a sophomore. Livolsi, who played as an individual, also is a sophomore.

Peters Township won the Class AAA team title with 381 strokes. Canon McMillan -- led by standout Lauren Waller -- was second with 423, while Trinity (424) and Ringgold (493) rounded out the field.

Waller, one of the top female golfers in Pennsylvania, plays on the Canon-McMillan boys team as there is no girls golf team at Canon-McMillan. The senior finished in a three-way tie for fourth with Stopperich and Johnson with a 5-over-par round of 76.