Alumni Update - Meghan Smith (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

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."


Alumni Update - Mike Connelly (Pitt-Greensburg)

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CRESSON, Pa -  A pair of free throws by Rocco Contristano broke a 104-104 tie with just 35 seconds left as the Pitt-Greensburg men'sConnelly PGU basketball team hung on for a 110-104 road victory over AMCC foe Mt. Aloysius College Monday evening.

Pitt-Greensburg evens its overall record at 8-8 while improving to a league best 8-1 in the AMCC.  The Mounties fall to 6-10 on the season and 4-5 in conference play.

Pitt-Greensburg was paced by Matt Connelly, a St. Joseph graduate, who finished with a career-high 30 points on 11 of 15 shooting and 5 of 7 from three point range.


(photo courtesy of Pitt-Greensburg University)