Thursday, May 23, 2013
The university released its Director's List earlier this week.
Penn State Abington released its Spring 2013 Director’s List earlier this week, which recognizes student athletes from all 14 teams who have fall semester GPAs of 3.0 and higher. The list is below. -- Mohannad Abdulrahman
Friday, May 3, 2013
A pitcher, an outfielder and a catcher make the NEAC All-Conference Team
The North Eastern Athletic Conference announced its 2013 softball all-conference selections Thursday. Penn State Abington sophomore pitcher Michaela Drogalis, of Croydon, was selected by the league as the 2013 NEAC South Pitcher of the Year. She was also a first team pick. Senior outfielder Trish Watson, of Bensalem, and junior catcher Shelia O'Hagan, of Willow Grove, both earned second-team honors, while head coach, David Hoch was honored as Coach of the Year after taking Abington to a record of 13-7 against league opponents, qualifying for the NEAC Playoffs for the first time in program history. Head coaches from conference member institutions nominate and then vote on the award. Drogalis had a strong outing on the mound this season, …
Monday, March 25, 2013
Penn State Abington nixes the rest of its men’s lacrosse season due to small roster and injuries.
Penn State Abington has cancelled the remainder of the school’s 2013 men’s lacrosse season, according to a story on insidelacrosse.com. According to the story, a small roster and injuries led to the decision. Penn State Abington athletic director Shawne McCoy said: This is by no means a reflection on the members of the team or how hard they were working. Lacrosse is a sport where substitutes are necessary and where teams rotate players every few minutes to stay fresh. Not having the capability to make substitutions doesn't just make it hard to practice or play; it virtually eliminates their recovery time and as a result, makes them more susceptible to injury. I cannot in good faith continue to allow our student-athletes to be put in that …
Monday, January 14, 2013
Shawne McCoy will take over the school’s athletic programs.
Monday, January 14
Penn State Abington announced earlier today that it has named a new athletic director. Chancellor Karen Wiley Sandler said that Shawne McCoy will be the new director of athletics, intramurals and recreation. McCoy replaces Karen Weaver, who stepped down on Dec. 31 to pursue a faculty post at Drexel University after six years at Penn State Abington. McCoy will officially join Penn State Abington on Feb. 4 and will represent Penn State Abington at the 2013 NCAA Convention from Jan. 16-19. "I am excited and honored to be selected as the new director of athletics, intramurals and recreation at Penn State Abington," McCoy said in a press release. "I would like to thank Chancellor Sandler, Gale Siegel, and the entire search committee for …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Trish Watson claimed the school's all-time scoring record last weekend.
Thursday, January 10
Trish Watson, of Bensalem, was chosen as the NEAC Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Week after putting together a stellar performance for Penn State Abington. Watson, a senior for the Penn State Abington Nittany Lions, became the program’s all-time scoring leader this past weekend while also guiding her team to a pair of conference victories with two-game averages of 20.5 points, 8 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2 steals. Watson claimed Abington’s all-time scoring mark seven minutes into the second half of the Nittany Lions’ victory over SUNY Cobleskill Saturday, scoring on a fast-break layup to give her 1,159 career points and the prestigious record. See initial story here. She finished the contest with a game-high 28 points while …
Monday, January 7, 2013
... and Lady Lions defeats SUNY Cobleskill for first time in program history.
Monday, January 7
Senior shooting guard Trish Watson, of Bensalem, made history on Saturday afternoon becoming the Penn State Abington women's basketball all-time scoring leader as the Lady Lions tamed the Fighting Tigers of SUNY Cobleskill, 85-43. The win also marked the first time Abington defeated SUNY Cobleskill (0-2 NEAC, 1-7) since both teams joined the North Eastern Athletic Conference in 2008 as the Lady Lions improved to 2-0 in the conference and 4-5 on the season. The Lady Lions opened the first half as both teams traded baskets twice before a jumper from junior Janay Winston at 16:07 sparked a 28-0 run. The defense was crucial forcing 10 turnovers to open the game and holding the Fighting Tigers scoreless for more than ten minutes. At 13:21 …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Lady Lions win 15 consecutive sets, and five in a row for the first time.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Baltimore, Md. – The Penn State Abington Lady Lions volleyball team last night knocked off Notre Dame of Maryland University in straight-sets 3-0 (25-19, 25-15, 25-19) and had numerous players contribute to the win. The win marked the first time in the program’s history that the volleyball team has won five straight matches. In addition, the wins also marked the first time that Abington has won 15 consecutive sets. The team improved 6-2 on the season heading into North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play this weekend. Freshman hitter Abby Millan of El Paso, Texas, tallied 11 kills in the match to pace the Lady Lions offense and added an assist and also hit .474 percent. Leah Brown, of Southampton, followed closely behind with 15 …