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Alumni Update - Joey Luciana (Geneva)

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Beaver Falls, Pa. – Sophomore Joey Luciana, senior J.C. Ackerman (Lewis Center, OH/Worthington Christian) and senior AndyLuciana Geneva Santana (San Pedro de Marcoris, DR/Desert Christian) represented the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes as the 2016 Presidents’ Athletic Conference All-Conference Teams were announced.


Luciana, a St. Joseph graduate, was also honored as a second team all-conference selection. The outfielder finished the season with a .376 batting average, accumulating 50 hits including 10 doubles, five triples and two home runs. He had 32 RBIs, 18 stolen bases and 29 runs.
 

 

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Alumni Update - Mike Connelly (Pitt-Greensburg)

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HAMBURG, NY - With 3.5 seconds left in Saturday's AMCC semifinal and trailing by two, the Pitt-Greensburg men's basketball team wouldConnelly PGU need two points to pull even with Penn State Behrend.  That's exactly what they'd get thanks to two insanely clutch free throws by senior, Jerell Figueroa (Dover, PA, Dover Area)that tied things up at 55-55 and forced an extra period.  

The Bobcats would ride the momentum into and through overtime, outscoring the Lions 12-9 to earn a 67-64 victory and their place in the 2016 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship game.

The victory improves the Bobcats to 18-9 on the season and returns them to the title game for the first time since the 2005-2006 season.  Penn State Behrend ends their season at 20-5.

Individually, UPG was led by Mike Connelly, a St. Joseph graduate, with 21 points.

 

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Alumni Update - Holly Stein (Edinboro)

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YORK, Pa. – Holly Stein earned All-PSAC honors on Saturday as the Edinboro University women's swimming team concluded day threeStein Boro of the PSAC Championships in seventh place. Action concludes tomorrow at the YMCA Aquatic Club in York, Pa.

 

West Chester remains in first place at the conclusion of day three. The Golden Rams have recorded 540.5 points and hold a sizable lead over the second-place Bloomsburg Huskies.

 

The Huskies have 454 points. Indiana (Pa.) remained in third place with 358 points while Gannon is fourth with 276 points. Shippensburg rounds out the top-five with 240.5 points.

 

Stein, a St. Joseph graduate, captured her All-PSAC honors with a third place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke. The junior finished with an NCAA-B time of 1:03.79.

 

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Alumni Update - Meghan Smith (Saint Vincent)

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LATROBE, Pa. - The Saint Vincent women's soccer team used a dominant performance to earn a 3-0 shutout overSmith SVC visiting Hilbert College on the SVC Turf.

The victory improved Saint Vincent to 3-4 overall on the season and was the second straight shutout of the week for the Bearcats. Meanwhile, Hilbert dropped to 3-3 for the season.

Saint Vincent shrugged off a slow start offensively, tallying the match's first goal in the 34th minute of the contest. Senior Meghan Smith, a St. Joseph graduate, scored her sixth goal of the season, taking a pass from sophomore Maggie Nelson, making it 1-0 Bearcats.

Her performance earned her PAC Offensive Player of the Week.

 

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Alumni Update - Brian Heinle (Pitt-Greensburg)

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GIBSONIA, Pa. -  Bobcat men's basketball player and AMCC All-Star, Brian Heinle represents Pitt-Greensburg as the male member of theHeinle PGU conference's All-Academic team.

 

Heinle, a four year starter, senior captain, and AMCC All-Conference basketball selection earns All-Academic honors after an exceptional career on and off the court.  

 

The senior from St. Joespeh was named Pitt-Greensburg's 2014-2015 Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year after graduating with a 3.44 GPA with a degree in Management Information Sciences. He is a member of Phi Eta Sigma, Chi Alpha Sigma, four-year member of the AMCC Academic All-Conference Team, and a six time recipient of Pitt-Greensburg's Dean's List.  


Heinle is the men's basketball programs eighth 1,000 point scorer, was named team captain for the 2014-15 season, and finished his career ranked in the top 10 of 20 different statistical categories.

 

(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)