Alumni Update - Mike Connelly (Pitt-Greensburg)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

GREENSBURG, Pa. - With 3:53 remaining in the first half and the Bobcats trailing 27-26, Mike Connelly drained one of his many careerConnelly PGU threes. He'd give Pitt-Greensburg a two-point advantage and etch his name in the UPG record book, netting his 1000th point in the process.

Connelly would ride the emotion the rest of the way out, scoring a game-high 24 points to help the Bobcats edge Medaille by a 75-69 score.

Connelly, a St. Joseph graduate, is the third member of the 2016 graduating class to reach the 1000 point milestone, joining Jerell Figueroa (Dover, PA, Dover Area) who accomplished the feat earlier this season and Rocco Contristano (Pittsburgh, PA, Keystone Oaks)whose 1000th came during the 14-15 playoff run. 


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)


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.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


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)


Alumni Update - Jenny Harold (Pitt-Johnstown)

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The Lady Cat track and field team set two more records for Pitt-Johnstown as they wrapped up their 2015 outdoor season at Saturday'sHarold PJU Paul Kaiser Classic at Shippensburg University.

Jenny Harold, a St. Joseph graduate, competed in the steeple chase where she placed fourth with a record setting time of 12:20.


(photo courtesy of University of Pitt-Johnstown)


Girls Basketball: St. Joseph scrambling for a playoff spot

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Nicholas Tolomeo profiles the St. Joseph girls basketball team.

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"The playoffs started early for the St. Joseph High School girls basketball team.

Scrambling for a playoff spot in tightly packed Section 2-A, games have taken on a must-win atmosphere recently for the Spartans, who are 6-12 and 3-7 in the section with two section games remaining.

Vincentian Academy (17-1, 10-0) and Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic (15-4, 10-1) are the class of the section and will finish as the top two teams. Riverview (13-6, 7-4) is also playoff bound.

After that it comes down to Leechburg (10-9, 4-6) and St. Joseph. Leechburg was scheduled to play Vincentian Monday, but that game was postponed. St. Joseph lost to Riverview Monday but had a game scheduled Tuesday against winless Springdale. A victory in that one sets up a showdown tonight at Leechburg with the winner earning a playoff berth."