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IM Session II Sign-Ups Underway

Registration forms are now being accepted for Session II of the Fall IM season. Sports offered in Session II are:

Dodgeball
5 v 5 Soccer
Ping Pong League

Registration forms can be found outside of the Athletic/IM Office. If you have any questions or would like to participate please contact the IM Office at 814-375-4857 or sdf14@psu.edu.

 

Aul Named PSUAC WBB Athlete of The Week

Sophomore forward Missy Aul was recently recognized by the PSUAC as the Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for December 10 - December 16. During that stretch Aul was crucial to the success of the Lady Lions as she recorded two double-doubles. Aul score 15 points and hauled down 17 rebounds in the victory over Penn State Scranton. Aul then followed that game with an 18 point and 15 rebound effort in the victory over Penn State Abington.

 

Team Bertini Wins 3 v 3 Basketball Tournament

Team Bertini made up of Gabe Bertini, Derek Wolfe, and Matt Stoltz defeated No Dude You Are to win the 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Bertini defeated Team Yenzi int eh first round and then got by No Dude again in the semi-finals. IM will enter the last week next week with the Whiffle Ball, Free Throw Shooting, and 3 Point Shooting Contests.

 

Lion Hoopsters Fall to Division II Clarion 92-69

The Penn State DuBois Men’s Basketball team travel down the road to face Division II power Clarion. Despite a great effort the Lions came up short and fell to Clarion 92-69. Freshman Chris Dickison led all scorers in the game with 20 points while Marcus Genevro added 17. Josh Salter scored 15 on 5 three-pointers while Jimmy Higgins scored 11 and pulled down 7 boards.

Penn State DuBois will now enjoy the holiday break. They will be back in action when they travel to Pitt-Titusville on January 7.

 

Lions Crush Scranton To Move To 3-1 in the PSUAC

Johnson Motors Player of the Game Javon Brown was one of 3 Penn State DuBois Lions in double figures in route to a 96-41 victory over Penn State Scranton. Brown had 22 points while Chris Dickison tallied 20 and Marcus Genevro added 15. The Lions outscored Scranton 40-12 in the second half for the commanding victory. The win puts the Lions at 3-1 in the ever tough PSUAC. The Lions will look for a weekend sweep when they host Penn State Abington on Saturday, December 13 at 3:00.

Lions Sweep Weekend With 95-86 Victory Over Abington

Led by Marcua Genevros’ 29 points the Penn State DuBois Lion swept the weekend cross over series with a 95-86 victory over Penn State Abington. Josh Salter (22), Chris Dickison (21), and Cedric Williams (10) also reached double digits for the Lions. Dickison led the way on the boards with 9 while Genevro contributed 7 assists. The Lions are off for a week before traveling to Division II Clarion on December 19 for a 7 PM start.

Aul’s Double Double Leads Lady Lions to Victory

Missy Aul had 17 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Penn State DuBois Lady Lions to a 73-70 Victory over visiting Penn State Scranton. Penn State DuBois led 35-26 at half and by as many as 15 in the second half before holding off Scranton for the 3 point win. Freshman Andrea Moyer had 19 points and Nichelle Hoover contributed 12 points on 4-5 shooting from behind the arc. Beth Pernesky cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds on the night. The win brings the Lady Lions record to 2-6 and 1-3 in the PSUAC.

Lady Lions Hold On For 2nd Straight Win

The Penn State DuBois Lady Lions, once up by as much as 15 points, held off a furious late game run to defeat Penn State Abington 70-68. Missy Aul contributed her second double-double with 20 points and 15 rebounds. Kara Carnovale was 4-9 from behind the arc to add 16 points while Andrea Moyer chipped in 11. Aul also had 5 assists to lead the Lady Lions. The Ladies are now off for Christmas break and will resume play on January 7 when they travel to Pitt-Titusville for a rematch with the Panthers.

 

Penn State DuBois Ranked 4th in Recent USCAA National Poll

The Penn State DuBois Men’s Basketball Team is currently ranked 4th in the most recent USCAA poll. Coach Bennett and the team look to continue their success this weekend as they host Scranton on Friday Night at 8 PM and Abington on Saturday at 3 PM.

Men’s Division II Basketball Coaches’ Poll

Newport News – The latest United States Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Division II Basketball coaches’ was released today. A selected group of USCAA coaches are polled weekly to determine who they believe to currently be the best team in the country. Defending National Champion, Williamson Trade sits at the top for the third week in a row.

Rank        Week 3                        Total
1              Williamson Trade                124
2              Central Maine CC               116
3              Hesser College                    113
4              Penn State DuBois               109
5              Southern Maine CC             105
6              Penn College                       103
7              NHTI                                    98
8              Andrews                                95
9              UC Clermont                         91
10           St Joseph's-Brooklyn (NY)     82
11           Taylor Fort Wayne                  77
12           Warren Wilson                        73
13           Clark State CC                       72
14           Vermont Tech                         70
15           Penn State Beaver                   68
16           Penn State Schuylkill               63
17           Univ. of Maine Augusta           61
18           Penn State Hazleton                55
19           Penn State Wilkes Barre         53
20           Penn State Greater Allegheny  47

 

Lions at 5-4 Loss to Jamestown Community College

Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball team lost their non-conference road game last night at Jamestown Community College by a final score of 54-62. Cold shooting and poor rebounding plagued the Lions throughout the game. Penn State DuBois was lead by Marcus Genevro with 18 points and Cedrick Williams with 10 points.

"JCC is a very tough and disciplined team. We committed too many turnovers against their zone defense and we gave up a lot of offensive rebounds. It's difficult to beat good teams on the road if you don't play fundamental basketball. We need to learn how to play and win away games."

Penn State DuBois is now 5-4 overall and 2-1 in the PSUAC. Penn State DuBois returns home for conference games on Friday vs. Scranton (7:30 pm) and Saturday against defending PSUAC Champion, Abington (2:30 pm). The Penn State DuBois Women's basketball team will start off the double header at 6pm on Friday and 1pm on Saturday.

 

Lions Dismantle Brandywine, Lose to Schuylkill.

Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball team split two conference road games this weekend against Schuylkill and Brandywine. PSU DuBois lost the Friday night game by a score of 74-71. In the game, DuBois only shot 15/30 from the foul line. On Friday, Penn State DuBois was lead by Chris Dickison (16 points, 9 rebounds), Jimmy Higgins (14 points, 9 rebounds), Marcus Genevro (14 points, 5 assists), and Josh Salter with 13 points.

Penn State DuBois traveled to Penn State Brandywine in Philadelphia for their Saturday match-up. DuBois rebounded with a great rebounding and defensive effort on Saturday to win by a score of 70-58. DuBois outrebounded Brandywine by a 43-13 margin in the game. PSU DuBois was lead by Chris Dickison (24 points, 11 rebounds), Marcus Genevro (14 points), and Jimmy Higgins (13 points). Cedrick Williams' had 5 assists, solid defense, and floor game contributed to the win.

"Friday night was a disappointing game due to our lack of composure, lack of defensive intensity and poor foul shooting. These were areas that we have been struggling with even in our wins, but they were magnified on the road. It is difficult to win away from home if you only shoot 50% from the foul line. I was proud of the way we bounced back on Saturday and focused on our defensive intensity and composure. We still struggled from the foul line, but our defense made up for those missed opportunities."

Penn State DuBois is now 5-3 overall and 2-1 in the PSUAC. Penn State DuBois will play a non-conference game on Tuesday at Jamestown Community College. PSU DuBois Men will then return home for two exciting conference games on Friday vs. Scranton (7:30 pm) and Saturday against defending PSUAC Champion, Abington (2:30 pm).

Lady Lions Drop 2 PSUAC Contests

The DuBois Lady Lions traveled to Schuylkill and Brandywine this past weekend and dropped both games. Both opponents are ranked in the top 25 of the most recent USCAA coaches polls.

In the PSU Schuylkill (5-1) game, Missy Aul lead all scorers with 15 points. The game was tight thought the whole game as Schuylkill had a rough time disposing of the DuBois team. The following day, against PSU Brandywine (2-2), three Lady Lions reached double figures. Nichele Hoover 14 points, Andrea Moyer 13 points, and Kara Carnovale 10 points helped the team total 60 points on the game.

The Lady Lions return to action this Friday, hosting Scranton at 6:00

 

Dickison Named USCAA Player of the Week

Freshman forward Chris Dickison (Stroudsburg, PA/Stroudsburg) has been named USCAA Division II Player of the Week for the week of November 24- November 30. Dickinson posted 32 points, 10 rebounds and four assists as he led his squad to a victory over Westmoreland County Community College. The freshman forward was 11-for-17 from the field and 10-for-14 at the foul line. The Penn State DuBois Family would like to congratulate Chris on this accomplishment.

 

Lions Down Penn State Beaver in Conference Opener 103-91

Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball team opened PSUAC play on Monday with an impressive win by a score of 103-91 over visiting rival, Penn State Beaver. Penn State DuBois used a balanced scoring attack, lead by Chris Dickison (24 points, 6 rebounds), Marcus Genevro (23 points, 5 assists), Josh Salter (21 points), and Jovan Brown (14 points). Ryan Hritz lead the team with 8 rebounds to go along with his 8 points. Penn State DuBois will be on the road this weekend when they play Penn State Schuylkill on Friday and Penn State Brandywine on Saturday in two important, conference games.

Brown and Salter were named Johnson Motors Co-Players of the Game for their effort against Beaver.

Lady Lions Drop Conference Opener 72-33

The Penn State DuBois Lady Lions dropped their season opener on Monday night to PSUAC defending champion Penn State Beaver 72-33. The loss drops the ladies to 0-1 in the PSUAC. Penn State DuBois was able to keep the game in check in the first half but were outscored 42-15 in the second half. Lauren Donovan paced the Lady Lions with 7 points while Brittany Barrett chipped in 6. Missy Aul led all rebounders in the game with 11 boards. The ladies look to re-group as they head in to the weekend cross-over at Scranton and Brandywine.

 

Men Score 101 in Victory Over Westmoreland Community College

Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball Team fought the battle and came out victorious with a 101-96 victory over Westmoreland County Community College. Chris Dickison lead the team with 32 points and 10 rebounds to record his first career double-double. Marcus Genevro had 29 points, Cedrick Williams contributed 13 points and 6 assists. Jovan Brown also scored in double figures with 10 points and 6 rebounds. Penn State DuBois opens conference play next Monday, December 1st with a home game against conference rival Penn State Beaver. The women's game begins at 6pm and the men's game tips off at 7:30.

 

Lady Lions Fall to Westmoreland Community College 73-47

The Penn State DuBois Lady Lions dropped a tough non-conference contest to visiting and undefeated Westmoreland Community College 73-48. The loss drops the ladies to 1-3 on the young season.

Pacing the way for Penn State DuBois was freshman Lauren Donovan (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) with 10 points. Missy Aul (St.Marys, PA/St.Marys) came close to another double-double as she had 9 points and 10 rebounds.

The Lady Lions will now be off until they host Penn State Beaver to start the 2008-2009 PSUAC Conference Schedule on Monday, December 1 at 6:00 PM.

 

Penn State DuBois Women Win 61-39

The Penn State DuBois Lady Lion basketball team traveled to Monroeville to face the Community College of Allegany County (CCAC) Boyce campus on Saturday looking for their first win of the season. The trip was a success as they downed the Boyce Saints by the score of 61-39.

Lead by three players in double figures, Andrea Moyer 19 points (DCC), Missy Aul 11 points (St. Marys Public), and Lauren Donovan 10 points (Oswayo Valley), the Lady Lions jumped out to a quick 17-4 lead halfway through the first period. The Lady Saints were unable to recover and trailed at the half 33-21.

The second half saw PS DuBois (1-2) outscore CCAC 28-18 thanks to a strong rebounding effort by Whitney Lewis (Cameron County) and Nichele Hoover (DCC) as they both hauled in 7 rebounds apiece.

The Lady Lions return to action tonight at home at 5:30, as they face undefeated Westmoreland County Community College (6-0).

 

Lions Drop Two at Juniata Tournament

Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball dropped two games over the weekend. PSU DuBois opened the first round of the Doc Greene Tournament against St. Vincent College and came up short by a score of 83-61. PSU DuBois led most of the first half but St. Vincent's size and athleticism took over in the second half. St. Vincent College is transitioning to NCAA Division 3 from NAIA, and 4 or their 5 starters still receive athletic scholarships. This was a good test to access where we are early in the season. Chris Dickison lead Penn State DuBois with 18 points and 9 rebounds, followed by Josh Salter and Marcus Genevro with 14 and 13 points respectively.

In the consolation game, Penn State DuBois took on the host team, Juniata College. Juniata College took an early 8-0 lead and Penn State DuBois battled back cut the lead to 1 point. Juniata used their experience to pull away in the second half and win by a score of 69-58. Juniata is a great program that is very well coached. I was disappointed about how we handled some adversity at times this weekend. We are a young team, and playing these types of teams was great learning experience for us. Marcus Genevro led Penn State DuBois with 18 points followed by Chris Dickison and Jovan Brown with 15 and 11 point each. Chris Dickison and Marcus Genevro also had 8 rebounds each.

Penn State DuBois is now 2-2 on the season and returns to action tonight, Monday, November 24, 2008, with a home game against Westmoreland County Community College. The women's game begins at 5:30pm and the men's game is scheduled to start at 7:00pm.

 

Men’s Basketball Ups Record To 2-0 With Win Over Pitt-Titusville

The Penn State DuBois Men’s Basketball Team upped their record to 2-0 with a thrilling 81-77 victory over Pitt-Titusville. Pitt-Titusville, a new member to the USCAA, brought a very athletic, talented and well coached team gave the Lions all they could handle.

“I thought we did a great job defensively down the stretch.” said Head Men’s Coach Dave Bennett.

Marcus Genevro (St.Marys, PA/ECC) again led the Lions with 25 points. Freshman and Johnson Motors Player of the Game, Chris Dickison (Stroudsburg, PA /Stroudsburg) had 15 points and 9 rebounds. Jimmy Higgins (St.Marys, PA/ECC) cleaned up the glass with 12 rebounds while Derek Burdick (Coudersport, PA/Coudersport) dished out 5 assists.

Penn State DuBois will test their 2-0 record this weekend when they face off against Division III St.Vincent on Friday in the first round of the Juniata College Tournament.

Lady Lions Fall To Pitt-Titusville 54-32

The Penn State DuBois Lady Lions dropped a tough 54-32 to USCAA rival Pitt-Titusville on Monday night at the Multipurpose Gymnasium. The loss drops the Lady Lions to 0-2 on the young season.

Freshman Lauren Delacour (Port Allegany, PA/Port Allegany) paced the Lady Lions with 9 points while Missy Aul (St.Marys, PA/St.Marys) contributed 6 points and 6 rebounds. Kara Carnovale (Kersey, PA/St,Marys) dished out 3 assists.

The Lady Lions look to rebound when they travel to CCAC Boyce on Saturday for a 12:00 start.

 

Lady Lions Drop Season Opener to Division III Alfred University 67-38

Missy Aul (St.Marys, PA/St.Marys) had a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds but it was enough to propel Penn State DuBois to an opening season victory. The Lady Lions fell to a very strong Division III Alfred University 67-38 in front of a packed Multipurpose Gymnasium on Saturday Night. Penn State DuBois was able to keep it close throughout the first half on a couple Lauren Donovan (Shinglehouse, PA/Oswayo Valley) baskets but was outscored 37-18 in the 2nd half as Alfred began to wear down the Lady Lions.

Head Coach Pat Lewis and the lady Lions will look to rebound when they host USCAA rival Pitt-Titusville on Monday night at 6:00 PM.

 

Salter’s Late 3 Sparks Lions to Opening Night Victory

A late 3-pointer by sophomore Josh Salter (St.Marys, PA/ECC) broke a 69-69 tie and led the Penn State DuBois Lions to an opening night victory over Jamestown CC 74-69. Johnson Motors “Player of the Game” Marcus Genevro (St.Marys, PA/ECC) made a triumphant return to Penn State DuBois as he led the Lions with 22 points including 6 3-pointers. Salter had 20 points on the night while freshman Chris Dickison (Stroudsburg, PA/Stroudsburg) chipped in 16.

Coach Dave Bennett and the Lions will look to continue the hot start as they host Pitt-Titusville Monday night at 8 PM.

 

Penn State DuBois Basketball Season to Begin Saturday

DuBois – Tip off for the 2008-2009 Penn State DuBois Basketball season is set for this Saturday. The women will face the Alfred University Women’s Basketball Team at 1:00 p.m., and the men will take on Jamestown Community college at 2:30.

“We’re cautiously optimistic about the season,” said Men’s Head Coach, David Bennett, explaining that the first five games on the schedule pit the Nittany Lions against formidable non-conference opponents. “We lost four of five starters this year, so there are several new faces and a lot of people who will have to step up into new roles,” he continued.

But, with Bennett at the helm, a winning season is not out of reach. He’ll return four players this year. He said the veterans and the new-comers alike are more than capable of holding their own on the hardwood. “I feel like we have some talented players,” Bennett said. “Our goals are to win a conference title and return to the USCAA National Tournament.”

The 2007-2008 season ended with a trip to the semi-finals in the PSUAC Conference and a chance to play in the USCAA National Tournament. The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions ended the season, (15-15)

Returning Players are Forward, Ryan Hritz of Clarion, Wing Player, Kevin Neal of Punxsutawney, Guard, Josh Salter of Elk County Catholic, and Forward, Jimmy Higgins of Elk County Catholic. Marcus Genevro was on the team two years ago when he was first team PSUAC All-Conference and USCAA All-American, and he returns this season as team captain.

Cedrick Williams, 5’9” sophomore from Fort Lauderdale, FL and Derek Burdick, 5’10’ freshman from Coudersport High School will man the point guard position.

Marcus Genevro, 6’0” junior from Elk County Catholic, will start at shooting guard with Kevin Neal, 5’10” sophomore, and Kyle Mahoney, 5’10” sophomore from Elk County Catholic, providing depth at the shooting guard position.

Josh Salter, 6’5” sophomore, and Jovan Brown, 6’1” sophomore from Sayre High School in Philadelphia, PA, are competing for the other starting guard position.

Jimmy Higgins, 6’4” sophomore, Ryan Hritz, 6’3” sophomore, and Chris Dickison, 6’5” freshman from Stoudsburg, PA are battling for the two starting forward positions. John Hau, 6’3” freshman from Coudersport, is coming off ACL surgery and will compete for playing time and provide depth at the forward position.

The Penn State DuBois Men’s Basketball team opens the season with two home games. After Saturday’s home opener against Jamestown Community College, Penn State DuBois will return to action on Monday, November 17 as they host Pitt-Titusville in a men’s/women’s doubleheader with the women’s game beginning at 6:00pm and the men’s game immediately following.

 

Penn State DuBois Women finish 3rd at PSUAC Championships

The Penn State DuBois Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams finished up their 2008 season at the PSUAC Championships at Penn State Wilkes Barre. The Womens had a great day by finishing 3rd overall while the men, without enough members to compete for the team score, finished their season very strong.

On the Women’s side it was again Lauren Laughner (Ridgway, PA/Ridgway pacing the way with a 21:48 which was good for 12th place overall. Jodi Letham (Clymer, PA/Penns Manor) improved her time on the same course by 3:00 finishing in 16th place. Katie Baumgratz (St.Mary’s, PA/St.Mary’s) finished in 21st place while Leah Carr (Morrisdale, PA/West Branch) came in at the 23rd slot followed closely by Carrie Flanagan (Curwensville, PA/Curwensville) who came in 24th overall.

On the Men’s side Brendon Wilson (Kersey, PA/St.Mary’s) continued to show great improvement by finishing in 18th place with a 30:22. His time last weekend was 3:41 improvement from the first time he ran this course on September 13.

The Cross Country season is now over. If you would like more information on the XC Program at Penn State DuBois please contact Scott Feldman at sdf14@psu.edu.

 

Hamm named to USCAA All-Academic Team

 

Penn State Dubois sophomore volleyball player Danica Hamm (Winburne, PA/West Branch) was named to the USCAA National All-Academic Team for the 2008 season. In order to be considered for selection a student athlete must have significant stats during the season as well as a 3.5 GPA. Penn State DuBois would like to congratulate Danica on a great season and a fantastic career.

Danica Hamm (Winburne, PA/West Branch) was named to the USCAA National All-Academic Team for the 2008 season

 

 

XC Teams Run Well At PSU Mont Alto Invite

The Penn State DuBois Cross Country Teams had a good showing at last weekend’s Penn State Mont Alto Invitational. The women placed 3rd behind Penn College and Penn State Scranton while the men did not have enough runners to qualify for the team challenge.

On the women’s side it was again Lauren Laughner (Ridgway, PA/Ridgway) pacing the Lady Lions finishing in 8th place with a 23:30. Jodi Letham (Clymer, PA/Penns Manor) finished in 10th place with a 25:20 while Carrie Flanagan finished the race in 13th place.

On the men’s side Brendon Wilson (Kersey, PA/St.Mary’s) came in 21st place with a 38:21 over the 5 mile course.

Both teams will get the week off to prepare for the PSUAC/PCAA Championships on October 25.

 

Penn State DuBois Celebrates Athletics with After Hours Event

DuBOIS – The Penn State DuBois Athletics Department recently invited the public to spend an evening at the campus gymnasium. Hosted in conjunction with the Greater DuBois Chamber of Commerce, Penn State DuBois held the Chamber After Hours event to showcase campus athletic programs, and encourage the public to attend athletic events at the campus.

Coaches and athletes from Men’s Basketball, Women’s Basketball, Volleyball and Cross Country met with members of the community and talked about the programs they participate in.

“I think it is important for a college athletic department to interact with the community and draw awareness to what we are doing here at Penn State DuBois,” said Athletic Coordinator, Scott Feldman. “A community is the lifeline for a University Athletic department. We hope that those members who came to the afterhours will drop by for a game or two this season.”

Chancellor Anita McDonald also announced that Penn State DuBois will offer two new athletic programs starting next year.

“We are very pleased to announce that men’s wrestling and women’s soccer programs will both be offered at Penn State DuBois in the Fall of 2009,” McDonald said.

“This is a great way for us to continue to grow,” said Feldman. “There area has a history with wrestling and soccer and the people here are interested in these sports and the athletes involved with these sports.”

 

Women’s Volleyball Drops Season Finale to New Kensignton 3-0

The gym was packed, the crowd was loud, the Lion was crazy and it was almost enough to pull out the match. The Penn State DuBois Lady Lions dropped a heartbreaking match 3-0 on transition night. In what was the closest match of the year the ladies dropped game 1 25-23, game 2 25-21, and game 3 25-22. The match was the last match for the careers of Missy Aul (St.Mary’s, PA/St.Marys), Meghan Spicher (Falls Creek, PA/DuBois), Danica Hamm (Winborne, PA/West Branch), and Renee Burke (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) as they will be moving on or graduating following this year.

Aul went out with a bang as she paced the Lady Lions with 11 kills, 14 digs, and a block. Hamm chipped in 9 service points, 16 digs, and 10 assists while Spicher contributed 7 service points, 4 kills, 6 digs, and a block. The Lady Lions also received a 5 service point, 7 kill night from Courtney Yenzi (Reynoldsville, PA/Punxsutawney) who was coming off an ankle injury sustained earlier in the year.

The Lady Lions finished the season 4-15 overall and 4-13 in the PSUAC. The Penn State DuBois athletic department would like to wish all those players moving on good luck in the future. You will always be Penn State Proud!!

 

Lady Lion 0-4 at Weekend Crossovers

 

The Penn State DuBois Lady Lions Volleyball team suffered 4 defeats at the hands of some of the best squads in the PSUAC and the USCAA at last weekend’s Penn State York and Penn State Abington crossovers. The Ladies will look to rebound when the host their final home game of the season on Tuesday night when Penn State New Kensington visits Penn State DuBois at 7:00.

In the first match last weekend Penn State DuBois dropped a hard fought match against Penn State York 3-0. Penn State Dubois led 14-11 in game 1 before dropping a 25-19 contest. York took the next two games 25-15 and 25-20. Missy Aul (St.Marys, PA/St.Marys) led the Lady lions with 15 kills. Courtney Yenzi (Reynoldsville, PA/Punxsutawney) had 10 service points and 2 kills in her first game back since injuring her ankle and Danica Hamm (Winbrone, PA/West Branch) added 5 service points and 4 kills.

Match 2 of the day saw the Lady Lions go toe to toe with the #6 ranked team in the USCAA, Penn State Mont Alto. Mont Alto took game 1 25-17, Game 2 25-17, and Game 3 25-12. Hamm had 9 service points and 7 assists while Aul contributed 9 kills and 1 block.

Day 2 of the weekend crossovers found the Lady Lions at the short end the contest with Penn State Bradywine. Penn State DuBois took Game 1 27-25 before dropping the final three games to lose the match. Aul again had a huge match with 15 kills and 2 blocks. Renee Burke (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) had 11 service points while Yenzi added 8 service points and 4 kills.

The Lady Lions finished up the weekend with a crushing 5 game loss to Penn State Abington 6-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-22, 6-15. After a slow start with only 6 points in Game 1 the ladies rebounded by taking Game 2 25-23 led by 2 aces from Crystal Vicklund (Penfield, PA/DuBois). Aul again led the Lady Lions in the final match with 17 kills. Hamm also had a huge match with 11 service points and 14 assists.

Penn State DuBois will return to action on Tuesday against Penn State New Kensington. The match will begin at 7:00.

Danica Hamm (Winburne, PA/West Branch) was named to the USCAA National All-Academic Team for the 2008 season          Missy Aul
Hamm                                                                        Aul

 

Lady Lions Split Double Header

The Penn State DuBois lady Lion Volleyball team split a double header on Wednesday night by defeating Penn State Greater Allegheny 3-0 and losing to Penn State Fayette 3-0. A great crowd was on hand to see the ladies keep their playoff hopes alive. Penn State DuBois currently sits 2 games out of the mix with 5 matches left. A victorious run in the last 5 games could put the team in. Further stats will be available soon.

The Lady Lions travel East this weekend for the York and Abington Crossover matches. Saturday the Lady Lions will play York and Mont Alton while Sunday has the team facing Abington and Brandywine. The ladies will host their final home match next Tuesday (10/14) when they face PSUAC rival Penn State New Kensington at 7:00.

 

Laughner Earns Medal

Freshman Lauren Laughner (Ridgway, PA/Ridgway) earned her first medal of the season with a 5th place finish at last weekend’s Luzerne CCC Invitational. Laughner ran a 22:55 to help the Lady Lions to a 3rd place finish at the meet. Jodi Letham (Clymer, PA/Penns Manor), Carrie Flanagan (Curwensville, PA/Curwensville), and Leah Carr (Morrisdale, PA/West Branch) finish in 18th, 21st, and 25th places respectively.

The Lion Harriers will compete in the weekends (10/11) Penn State Mont Alto Invitational.

 

Lion Lions Go 2-3 at Weekend Crossovers

The Penn State Lady Lion Volleyball Team picked up 2 PSUAC wins over the weekend at the Penn State Beaver and Penn State Fayette Crossovers.  The lady Lion defeated Penn State Scranton (3-0) and Penn State Wilkes Barre (3-0) while dropping matches to Penn College, Penn State Hazleton, and Penn State Schuylkill.  The weekend leaves the Lady Lions record at 3-9 and 3-7 in the rugged PSUAC.

Penn State DuBois started the weekend off in dominating fashion with a 3-0 win over Penn State Scranton.  Renee Burke (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) led the Lady Lion charge with 23 service points and 16 assists.  Danica Hamm (Winburne, PA/West Branch) contributed 17 service points while Missy Aul (St.Marys, PA/St.Marys) had 5 kills.  The Lady Lions dominated the service line from start to finish.

Match 2 saw the Lady Lions play well but come up a few points short in games 3 & 4 losing to Penn State Hazleton 3-1.  Hamm again was a spark for the Lady Lions with 10 service points, 12 assists, and 2 kills.  Crystal Vicklund (Penfield, PA/DuBois) also had 10 service points while Aul slammed 11 kills.

Penn State Finished the day losing to PSUAC power Penn College 3-0.  Hamm had 3 aces, 18 assists, and 1 kill to pace the Lady Lions.

When Sunday came around the Lady Lions found themselves in Fayette looking to build on the previous days success.  The Lady Lions did just that splitting the day 1-1.

In game 1 Penn State DuBois defeated Penn State Wilkes Barre 3-0.  Hamm continued to spark the Lady Lions with 14 service points, 33 assists, and a kill.  Aul contributed 9 kills while Meghan Spicher (Falls Creek, PA/DuBois) had a huge game with 8 kills and 7 service points.

The final game of the weekend saw the Lady Lions drop a tough 3-1 decision to Penn State Schuylkill.  Spicher again showed great promise with 11 service points, 3 kills, and 4 blocks.  Vicklund had 10 service points while Aul and Hamm combined for 14 kills.

Penn State DuBois played the weekend without Sophomore Courtney Yenzi (Reynoldsville, PA/Punxsutawney) who injured her ankle at last Wednesdays home opener.

The Lady Lions return to action on Wednesday as they host Penn State Greater Allegheny at 5:00 and Penn State Fayette at 7:00.

 

Scott Feldman

Feldman Named New Athletic Coordinator

Penn State DuBois Chancellor Dr. Anita McDonald has recently announced that Scott Feldman has joined the PSU DuBois family as the new Athletic Coordinator.  Feldman comes to Penn State DuBois after a year stint at nearby Brookville Area High School where he served as the school’s Athletic Director.  Prior to Brookville Feldman was the Head Baseball Coach at Clarion University since 2000.  Feldman will direct all varsity athletics, intramural and club sports, and the fitness center at the DuBois campus.
“I am very excited to be at such a great institution.”  Feldman said “Everyone here has been very instrumental in helping me get started.  I believe the positive attitude around the campus will enable us to grow to unprecedented heights.”
Feldman earned his B.S. Degree in Communications from Clarion University in 1996 and his Masters Degree in Sports Administration from California University in 2008.
Feldman resides in Clarion with his wife, Christina, and their one year old son Austin.

 

Athletic Department to Host After Hours Event

The Penn State DuBois Athletic Department will be hosting an After Hours Event on Thursday, October 9th from 4:30-6:30 in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium.  Please come out and enjoy hors d’oeuvers, finger foods, Penn state Creamery Ice Cream, while being entertained by the Nittany lion and the PSU DuBois Coaches and Athletes.  Prizes for the evening will include season tickets for the 2008-2009 School Year.  Come out and support your home town college athletic teams as they push toward state and national championships.  For more information about PSU DuBois Athletics please contact Athletic Director Scott Feldman at 814-375-4857 or sdf14@psu.edu.

 

Volleyball Drops Home Opener to Beaver 3-0

 

The Penn State DuBois Women’s Volleyball Team dropped their 2008 home opener to PSUAC Rival Penn State Beaver 3-0. However, in front of a packed multipurpose gymnasium, the Lady Lion put up an incredible fight against one of the top volleyball squads in the USCAA. The loss drops the 1-4 in the PSUAC and 1-6 on the 2008 season.

The Lady Lions suffered a huge blow last night when Courtney Yenzi (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) went down in the second game with an apparent ankle injury. She will be evaluated today for her status for the weekend event.

The Lady Lions look to rebound this weekend when they travel to Penn State Beaver for a cross over match facing Penn State Scranton, Penn State Hazelton, and Penn College. The Lady Lions then turn right around and play at the Penn State Fayette Tri-match on Sunday. The Lady Lions will play Penn State Wilkes Barre at 12:30 and Penn State Schuylkill at 2:00 PM.

Courtney Yenzi

 

Lady Lion Hitter Courtney Yenzi

 

Women’s Volleyball Falls to PSU New Kensington

The Penn State DuBois Women’s Volleyball Team dropped a crucial match on Wednesday evening at Penn State New Kensington 3-0. The Lions dropped game 1, 25-20 while losing in game 2, 25-19. Game 3 remained close for a while until New Ken pulled away with a 25-14 victory. The loss drops the Lady Lions to 1-5 overall and 1-3 in the rugged PSUAC.

Caitlinn Burkett (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) led the way with 7 service points and 5 digs. Renne Burke (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) had 6 service points and 8 digs and Missy Aul (St.Marys, PA/St.Marys) contributed a big night with 7 kills, 2 blocks, and 3 digs.

The Lady Lions now have a week off as they prepare for their home opener on Wednesday, October 1 at 7:00 vs Penn State Beaver. This is one of 3 home events for the volleyball team this year so LET’S GET LOUD and support our Lady Lion Volleyball Team! Students with current ID’s are admitted free to all home contests.

 

Lady Lions Fall to PSU Fayette 3-0

The PSU DuBois Lady Lion Volleyball Team dropped a PSUAC match this past weekend by a score of 3-0 in the best-of-five format. The Lady Lions lost a heart breaker in game one 25-21 before dropping the final two games 25-15 and 25-9. With the loss Coach Jodee Thompsons Lady Lions fall to 1-4 overall and 1-2 in the PSUAC.

Renee Burke (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) paved the way for the Lady Lions on the day with 9 service points, 10 assists, and 4 digs. 8 of the service points by Burke came in game 2 to keep the Lady Lions close. Crystal Vicklund (Penfield, PA/DuBois) chipped in with 6 service points and 4 digs.

The Lady Lions will look to rebound on Wednesday as they travel to Penn State New Kensington for a 7:00 start.

 

Women’s Volleyball Splits Road Double Header.

 

The Lady Lion Volleyball Team defeated PSU Greater Allegheny on Thursday Night 3-0 while falling to NAIA Point Park College in a Best-of-Three match 2-0. The win over Greater Allegheny gave the Lady Lions their first win of the season in dominating fashion winning in three straight 25-8, 25-10, and 25-6. The Lady Lions, who controlled the game from the start, were led by Sophomore Renee Burke (Punxsutawney, PA/Punxsutawney) who tallied 21 service points on the night. Courtney Yenzi (Reynoldsville, PA/Punxsutawney) chipped in another solid night with 11 service points (10 aces) and 6 kills. The win brings PSU DuBois PSAUC record to 1-2.

The Lady Lions opened the evening with a 2-0 loss to the hands of Point Park College, 25-9, 6-25. Yenzi again paced the Lady Lions with 3 kills and 3 digs.

Head Coach Jodee Thompson and the Lady Lions return to action on Saturday as they travel to PSU Fayette. Game time is 1:00 pm.

Courtney Yenzi

 

Courtney Yenzi led the Lady Lions to a PSUAC win on Thursday night.

 

 

Laughner Finishes 7th at PSU Scranton Invite to Pace Lion Runners

Freshman Lauren Laughner (Ridgway, PA/Ridgway) finished in 7th place in last weekend’s PSU Scranton Invitational to lead the Lady Lion runners to a 3rd place overall finish.  The Lady Lions score 47 points trailing only Penn College (21) and PSU Scranton (24).  The race was the second top ten overall finish for Laughner.  Also running for the Lady Lions was Jodi Lentham (Clymer, PA/Penns Manor) (11), Liz Costanzo (14), Carrie Flanagan (Curwensville, PA/Curwensville) (15), and Leah Carr (Morrisdale, PA/West Branch) 916).

On the men’s side it was Nate Fronk (Williamsport, PA/Williamsport) pacing the Lion harriers with a 28th overall finish.  Adam Goss (Brockway, PA/Purchase Line) finished 49th in the race.  The men once again did not have enough runner competing to qualify for a team score.

The runner will have some time off before they return to action on Saturday, October 4 at the Luzerne County CC Invitational.

 

Lady Lion Spikers Fall to PSU Beaver 3-0

The Penn State DuBois Lady Lion fell to PSUAC rival PSU Beaver Monday night by a final score of 3-0.  The Lady Lions lost Game 1 25-19, Game 2 25-17, and the Third and Final Game 25-17.  Courtney Yenzi (Reynoldsville, PA/Punxsutawney) with 10 kills, 4 service points, and 3 digs.  Missy Aul (St.Marys, PA/St. Marys) contributed 6 kills and 2 blocks while Danica Hamm (Winburne, PA/West Branch) contributed 9 assists on the evening.

PSU DuBois (0-2, 0-1 PSUAC) will look for their initial win of the season when they travel to PSU Greater Allegheny on Thursday for a 7:00 game.

 

Laughner Finishes 6th at Johnson College Invitational

Lauren Laughner (Ridgway, PA/Ridgway) finished in 6th place running a 22:24 at last weekend’s Johns College Invitational.  Laughner led the Lady Lion Harriers to a 3rd place overall finish trailing only Penn College and PSU Scranton.  Jodi Letham (Clymer, PA/Penns Manor), Katie Baumcratz (St. Marys, PA/St. Marys), Carrie Flanagan (Curwensvile, PA/Curwensville), and Leah Carr (Morrisdale, PA/West Branch) finished the race in 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th place respectively. 

On the men’s side PSU DuBois was paced by Brendan Wilson (Kersey, PA/St. Marys and Adam Goss (Brockway, PA/Purchase Line) who completed the 5 mile course in 27th place and 50th place.  Wilson and Goss were competing at the collegiate level for the first time in their careers.

 The Lion and lady Lion runners, under the direction of Head Coach Terry Feathers, will be back in action on Saturday, September 20 as they travel to the Penn State Scranton Invitational.

 

Volleyball Drop Season Opener 3-0

The Lady Lion Women’s Volleyball Team dropped their season opener to Mercyhurst Northeast College 5-25, 19-25, 10-25.  The loss drops the Lady Lions to 0-1 on the season.

Courtney Yenzi (Reynoldsville/Punxsutawney) paced the squad with 5 service points (3 aces) and 7 kills.  Danica Hamm (Winburne/West branch) had 5 service aces and totaled 18 assists on the evening while Missy Aul (St.Mary’s/St.Mary’s) and Meghan Spicher (Falls Creek/Dubois Area) combined for 10 kills and 4 blocks.

PSU DuBois was able to shake off some first game jitters to attempt a comeback in game 2.  However, a 4 point service run from Hamm and 2 aces from Yenzi couldn’t propel the team to the victory.

PSU DuBois will look to rebound when they travel to PSU Beaver for a vital PSUAC clash on Monday at 7:00 PM.

 


PSU DuBois Kicks Off Fall Sports Season

The PSU DuBois school year has shifted in to full gear and with that comes the start of the fall sports season.  The Lion Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams and Women’s Volleyball Teams have begun practice and look forward to a successful 2008 campaign.

Cross Country:  Head Coach Terry Feathers returns to lead a young Lion squad.  The Lions kick off their regular season when they travel to the Johnson College Invitational on Saturday, September 13.  The Lion Harriers finish the season at the PSUAC Championships on October 25.

Women’s Volleyball:  The Lady Lion Volleyball teams looks to improve on a 7-9 campaign from a year ago.  Head Coach Jodee Thompson and Assistant Franny Wales look towards another Western Division crown.  The Lady Lions open up on September 10 at Mercyhurst Northeast.  Penn State Beaver invades the Multipurpose Gymnasium on October 1 for the first home game of the season.  Home dates for the squad also include October 8 and October 14.  Come out and support your Lady Lions.

 

Genevro Honored as PSU's top male scholar-athlete

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State DuBois men’s basketball point guard Kevin “Kez” Genevro has been named the University’s John C. Egli Outstanding Male Scholar-Athlete for 2007-08. This honor is given to one male and one female student per year from the 1,400 student-athletes who participated in one or more of the ten varsity sports offered at the fifteen locations of the Penn State University Athletic Conference.

Genevro, a 2006 graduate of Elk County Catholic from St. Marys, PA, is a Mechanical Engineering major, compiling a 3.42 cumulative grade point average in four semesters. A member of the PSUAC All-Conference team for 2007 and 2008, Genevro was a United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) All-American Honorable Mention for 2007, and was named a USCAA All-American for 2008.

“I am very proud of Kevin, and I cannot think of a more deserving student to be awarded this honor”, said Dr. Anita McDonald, PSU DuBois Chancellor. “He has shown himself to be a true role model, both on the court and in the classroom.” DuBois Men’s Basketball head coach Dave Bennett agrees. “Kez works hard on his academics and that has a positive influence on the underclassmen because they see the best player on the team as a true student-athlete.”

The Egli Award was established in honor of Assistant Professor John Egli in recognition of his distinguished service to Penn State University as a student, athlete, faculty member, and coach. As the first Commonwealth Campus Coordinator of Athletics,  Mr. Egli was responsible for the establishment, growth, and development of the Commonwealth Campus Athletic Conference, now known as the Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC).

Genevro will be honored along with female Egli Award recipient Jill Chocallo of PSU Wilkes-Barre at the PSUAC Awards Luncheon on April 21st at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College.

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PSUAC Semifinal Results

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State DuBois men’s basketball season came to an end on the Bryce Jordan Center court Friday afternoon as the DuBois Nittany Lions fell to Penn State New Kensington 54-62. The top-seeded New Kensington squad held a slim lead through most of the first half, but saw DuBois begin to rally as the second half of action drew on. The DuBois men whittled New Ken’s 15-point lead down to 3 points with two minutes left in the game, but then a spectacular defensive play by New Ken All-American Jeremy Hurt gave New Kensington the boost it needed to pull away to a 62-54 win at the final buzzer.

Hurt’s defensive play in the clutch was just one highlight of an excellent overall defense strategy from New Kensington, as the team effectively shut down DuBois’ big guns. Senior Dylan Howard, who went 7-for-11 on 3-pointers during Monday night’s Elite 8 win over PSU Hazleton, was limited to 6 points on the day against New Kensington on Friday. Kevin Genevro was similarly stifled, carrying only 9 points for the game. Freshman Josh Salter led the scoring for DuBois with 17 points on the day. Senior  Jonny Songer added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the semifinal. New Kensington’s Jeremy Hurt led his team’s scoring with 14 points.

Penn State DuBois finishes the 2007-08 season with an overall record of 15-and-15, including a second consecutive trip to the USCAA National Championship tournament and a Final 4 appearance at the PSUAC playoffs. New Kensington went on to drop the championship match to PSU Abingdon 58-76 on Saturday afternoon.

The DuBois Nittany Lions will kick off the 2008-09 season of PSUAC play on Monday, December 1st, 2008 at home against Western Division rival PSU Beaver.
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3/1/2008 - USCAA Round 3 Results

SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. -- The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions rounded out their second consecutive appearance at the 2008 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship with a 73-81 loss to Hesser College on Saturday. The fifth-seeded Blue Devils took an early lead in the first half and never ceded control of the game, leading 39-31 at the halftime buzzer. DuBois mounted a late-game offensive surge to bring the score within one point with five minutes left to play, but Hesser would proceed to make a five-point run to pull away as the clock wound down. The Lions would go on to score only three more points in the remaining five minutes as the Blue Devils padded their lead by two more points to end the game with a 81-73 lead. DuBois' Kevin Genevro led the scoring for the Lions with 20 points, while Dylan Howard would add 19 points. Jimmy Higgins came away with 18 points and 11 rebounds on the day. Hesser's Chris Murrell paced the Blue Devils with 24 points and 9 rebounds.

The DuBois Nittany Lions return to PSUAC action on Monday night at 7:30 for an Elite 8 playoff game at PSU Hazleton.
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2/29/2008 - USCAA Round 2 Results

SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. -- The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions fell to sixth-seeded New Hampshire Technical Institute Capitals in second-round action at the 2008 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship Friday night by a score of 65-76. Just as they did on Thursday night in their loss to Southern Maine Community College the Lions jumped out to an early lead, keeping the momentum throughout the half with a 35-31 lead at halftime. The Capitals came out strong in the second period, however, and began to pull away with the lead as the clock wound down, ending the game with an 11-point margin, 65-76. DuBois freshman Josh Salter led the seventh-seeded Nittany Lions with 18 points and two rebounds, and Kevin Genevro tallied 15 points for DuBois with 6 rebounds. Senior Dylan Howard, who was recognized at the start of the game for achieving a 1,000-point career at Penn State DuBois, added 12 points on the night, bringing his career total to 1,017. For the Capitals, Ryan Lambert led the way with 15 points and 6 rebounds for NHTI.

The DuBois Nittany Lions will play in the final round of USCAA championship competition with a 9:30am start on Saturday. The DuBois men then return to PSUAC play with an Elite 8 appearance on Monday evening in Hazleton.
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2/29/2008 - Penn State DuBois Player hits 1,000th career point

SOUTH PORTLAND, Me. -- The Penn State DuBois Men's Basketball program saw one of its student-athletes achieve a remarkable milestone Thursday night, as senior Dylan Howard scored his one-thousandth career point during the second half of the Nittany Lions' loss to Southern Maine Community College in the first round of the 2008 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball Championship in South Portland, Maine. “I am very happy for Dylan, and very proud of him tonight,” said head coach Dave Bennett. “Dylan has been a model athlete for our program for the past four years, and we're pleased that he's been able to reach this milestone.” Bennett noted that this was the first time in the history of the Penn State DuBois athletics program that an athlete had hit the 1,000-point mark.

Howard and his parents were honored by the Penn State DuBois coaches, staff and fans, as well as SMCC Athletic Director and USCAA Tournament Director Matt Richards before the start of Friday afternoon's second-round game against New Hampshire Tech Institute. “I want to congratulate my fellow-teammates”, said Howard, “because this couldn't have happened without them.” He also expressed his gratitude to the men's coaching staff for their role in helping him develop his game and grow as a player during his time at Penn State DuBois. Howard will graduate in May with a degree in marketing, and hopes to return to the Penn State DuBois men's program next year as an assistant coach.

Penn State DuBois will play in the third round of the USCAA Division II Men's Championship Saturday morning before returning to the Keystone State to take on PSUAC Elite 8 opponent PSU Hazleton on Monday evening.
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2/28/2008 - USCAA Update

SOUTH PORTLAND, Me – The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions fell to the second-seeded Southern Main Community College Seawolves in the first round of the 2008 USCAA Division II Men's Basketball championship Thursday night in a hard-fought 76-82 loss. The Nittany Lions led the game through most of the first period, leading by as many as ten points during the first twenty minutes. The SMCC Seawolves picked up momentum, however, and managed to take a 30-28 lead in the final seconds of the first half. After re-taking the lead at the beginning of the second half, the DuBois squad fell behind and were never able to recover, as SMCC went on to outscore the Lions 52-48 in the last twenty minutes. Kevin Genevro paced the Lions with 30 points and six rebounds, followed by Dylan Howard with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Coleman Findlay and Chris Banks accounted for almost half of SMCC's total points on the night, with 20 points each.

With the loss, Penn State DuBois drops to the consolation bracket, and will play on Friday afternoon at 4:30pm.
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2/14/08 -- A pair of road wins in Uniontown last night once again demonstrated that the Penn State DuBois men’s and women’s basketball teams are continuing to hone their late-season play. The DuBois Lady Lions won the 6pm opener against PSUAC Western Division rival PSU Fayette 72-58, with four former District 9 players all reaching double figures on the evening. Freshman Missy Aul (St. Marys) hit the double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Courtney Shenkle (DuBois Area) with a career high 15 points.  Also posting double figures were Nichele Hoover (DuBois Central) with 14 points and Kara Carnovale (St. Marys Public) chipping in 13 points.  The Lady Lions have won 3 out of their last 5 games—all on the road—and now have an overall record of 9-9. They return to action with their final regular-season match against PSU Beaver at 1:00pm.

Not to be outdone, the DuBois men’s squad came out and took the nightcap 80-75. Senior Dylan Howard led the way with 22 points, five rebounds and six 3-pointers. Kevin Genevro pitched in with 16 points and 8 assists. Coming off a tough road loss to PSU Hazleton on Sunday, the DuBois men were ready for a Western Division win as they turn their attention to hosting PSU Beaver on Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm. Saturday is Senior Day at Penn State DuBois, when the Athletic Department will honor the senior student-athletes from all of DuBois’ intercollegiate sports: women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross-country, and men’s basketball. The ceremony will take place before the commencement of the men’s game at 3:00pm in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium.
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2/12/08
--  On Monday afternoon (2/11), the Penn State DuBois men’s basketball program received an official bid to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association’s 2008 Division II Men’s Basketball Championship in South Portland, Maine, February 27-March 1. For the second year in a row, the DuBois Nittany Lions will be making their presence known at the USCAA tournament at Southern Maine Community College.

DuBois head coach Dave Bennett is proud of the hard work his squad has put in, and the opportunity they have to compete at the national level again this year. “We are very excited to have an opportunity to compete in the National Tournament.  This is a great honor and will be an excellent experience for the players in our program.  I am very happy for the guys because the hard work, dedication and sacrifice they have shown has helped us meet one of our team goals.”

But Bennett is mindful that the national championship bid comes along while there is still unfinished business in the state conference.  That reality was brought into sharp focus over the past week with a 1-and-1 PSUAC record in the past two games (an 87-70 win over PSU Greater Allegheny on Thursday and a tough 78-86 loss to northern division leader PSU Hazleton on Sunday.)  “We need to stay focused because we have 3 difficult [PSUAC] conference games over the next week and a half,” said Bennett. “Once the playoffs begin, its a new season where every team is 0-0, and I think our players will welcome the challenge.”

The DuBois men travel to PSU Fayette on Wednesday afternoon, and then host PSU Beaver in the Multipurpose Building gymnasium at home on Saturday at 3:00pm.  
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2/12/08 -- As the 2007-08 women’s basketball season comes down to the last few games, the Penn State DuBois Lady Lions are taking pride in the hard work they’ve put into their season, and are keeping the pressure on as they set their sights on the postseason. The ladies’ work ethic was showcased on Thursday night (2/7), as the DuBois women fought back from an early 12-point deficit against PSU Greater Allegheny, coming within just a few points as the game went on, and finishing the game just 5 points down, 55-60 at the final buzzer. A tough road game on Sunday against PSU Hazleton (L -- 59-76) saw the DuBois Lady Lions’ record drop to 8-9 overall.

DuBois looks to improve to a 7-8 conference record this week as the Lady Lions head to Uniontown on Wednesday evening to face a 3-9 (PSUAC) Fayette squad. Then a tough match follows on Saturday as DuBois hosts PSUAC Western Division leader PSU Beaver at 1:00pm. A win on Wednesday would place the DuBois women in line for a wild-card slot for the PSUAC playoffs in March.
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2/7/08
 -- As the 2007-08 varsity basketball season comes down to the wire, both DuBois varsity squads are finding that late-season rhythm that every team hopes for. With back-to-back road wins on Saturday (PSU Mont Alto) and Monday (PSU Wilkes-Barre), the DuBois Lady Lions are finding themselves on the top end of some very satisfying scores. “We really started to see our offense come together in the past few games”, says freshman forward Missy Aul. Even though the teams they faced on the road may not have offered the level of competition the DuBois ladies are accustomed to seeing this season, Aul feels that the squad is finding that level of teamwork and integration that can secure a .500 season or better this year. It certainly showed on the road, with a 71-57 win over PSU Mont Alto and a 71-22 demolition of PSU Wilkes-Barre. “Missy Aul should be player of the week,” notes Lady Lions head coach Pat Lewis. “She was 11-for-11 in the field, with 24 points and 14 rebounds against Wilkes-Barre. Against Mont Alto on Saturday, she had 30 points and 18 rebounds.” The Lady Lions go into action Thursday night (Feb. 7th) against PSUAC western division rival PSU Greater Allegheny at 6:00pm.

The DuBois men’s squad is also finding that late-season momentum that could add up to great things for the postseason. With three road wins in a row (including a 77-69 win over PSU division rival and perennial powerhouse Beaver), the always-focused DuBois men are looking at their road trips Thursday and Sunday with even more determination than usual. Senior guard Dylan Howard notes that as long as DuBois can stay in the top eight teams in the standings (they’re currently at #7), they have a good chance of seeing a USCAA championship bid. The DuBois men will play western division rival PSU Greater Allegheny Thursday night (Feb. 7th) at 8:00, then hit the road for a Sunday matinee against PSUAC  North division leader Hazleton. Two more road wins would be that extra boost before USCAA championship bids come out on Monday, February 11th. “The great thing about this situation is that we don’t have to depend on anyone else in the conference to lose or beat anyone else to give us a shot. We hold our destiny in our own hands,” notes Howard.

Indeed, for these talented men and women, it’s a great place to be.
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2/4/08 -- All eyes may have been on the University of Phoenix stadium on Sunday night, but it was the Penn State Mont Alto campus that drew the attention of varsity basketball fans on Saturday afternoon, as the PSU DuBois men’s and women’s basketball teams went to work to back-to-back men’s and women’s wins. Pat Lewis’s Lady Lions dominated the entire game, taking the lead at the start and never looking back. Freshman starter Melissa Aul paced the DuBois women with no less than 30 points and 18 rebounds, leading to a 71-57 finish for DuBois. With the win, the DuBois Lady Lions improve to 6-6 on the year (5-6 PSUAC).

When the men took the court for their 3:00 start, they made it clear why they are ranked #6 in the latest USCAA poll. Off to a fast start, the DuBois men would lead by as many as 28 points in the first half, leading to a halftime score of 52-27. Sophomore guard Kevin Genevro paced the Lions with 23 points and 5 assists, while freshman Jimmy Higgins turned in a good day with 11 points and 6 rebounds. The DuBois Nittany Lions now stand at 10-9 overall for the year (7-4 in PSUAC action.)

Inclement weather on Friday led to the postponement of DuBois’ scheduled match against PSU Wilkes-Barre, and so both DuBois squads head back east today (Monday, Feb. 4th) for the makeup. The women play at 6:00pm, and the men follow at 8:00pm.
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1/31/08 -- The Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions snapped a two-game losing streak with a hard-fought, emotional win over Penn State Beaver last night in Monaca. The DuBois men got off to a fast start, building a 17-3 lead early, but the talented Beaver offense made a run of their own, cutting the lead to one by the buzzer at the half. In the second half, the DuBois men kept the lead for the entire 20 minutes, bringing home the win 77-69 at the buzzer. “This was a very important game, with both PSUAC and USCAA implications”, said head coach Dave Bennett. Kevin Genevro led the offensive drive on the evening with 25 points, followed by Dylan Howard with 19 and Kyle Vogt with 10. The DuBois Nittany Lions also received great post play from Ryan Hritz (9 points, 6 rebounds), and Jonnny Songer with 7 rebounds.

The Lady Lions also traveled to Beaver last night to face the USCAA third-ranked Beaver team. An early 10-0 lead by Beaver didn’t deter the DuBois women from coming back on a run of their own to make it 12-6. Beaver then went on to show why they lead the PSUAC Western Division , making a 14-0 run and never looking back, defeating DuBois 36-68. Despite the loss, Coach Pat Lewis sees a lot of positive signs in his team, and is looking forward to the rest of the season, with some good matches planned against some teams in the east. “I think we stack up pretty well with a couple of the teams we’ve got in our schedule this month, and I’m pleased with some of the progress we’ve made so far this year,” said Lewis.

The DuBois men and women hit the road tomorrow for a weekend trip, visiting Penn State Wilkes-Barre on Friday night, and Penn State Mont Alto on Saturday.  Game time is set for 6pm and 8pm Friday, and 1pm and 3pm on Saturday.

 

1/17/08

“You don't judge a team by its record, but its heart and tenacity, two things you either have or you don't have.”

--Reggie Sanders

If you were lucky enough to be in the Multipurpose Building Gymnasium last night, you saw a shining example of Reggie Sanders’ words. Battling back from a 12-point first-half deficit, the Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions grabbed hold of visiting Pitt-Titusville,  and simply would not let go. Overcoming first-half misfires and lack of momentum that saddled them with 14 turnovers, the men roared back to tie the game 52-52 at the buzzer at the end of regulation. Undeterred by missed opportunities in the first overtime period, the Lions hung on, continuing to battle point-for-point with Pitt-Titusville, until the game finally opened up in double-overtime with a 78-73 win for the DuBois men.

“I'm very proud of the team for their effort and persistence while battling back from a 12 point second half deficit,” said head coach Dave Bennett. “This was a big win for us to get some confidence going into the conference second half of our conference schedule.”

If the heart and tenacity on display in the MBP last night is any indication, the road ahead looks bright for these men. Come along and share the journey—our next home game is Wednesday, January 23rd. Pat Lewis’ Lady Lions are back in conference action against Greater Allegheny at 6:00, and the men take the floor at 8:00.

GO DUBOIS!

 

12/07/08

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2. A popular brand of correction fluid

3. The ultimate expression of fan enthusiasm for Penn State DuBois varsity athletics

The forecast for Monday, Decemer 10th is for temperatures in the low 40s with a 30% chance of rain showers, but the campus--particularly the stands of the Multipurpose Building--will be blanketed in white as Penn State DuBois fans gear up for the annual White Out game against PSU Fayette. The celebration begins at 2:00pm, with a tailgating party sponsored by McDonalds of DuBois with a live DJ, free coffee and hot chocolate and burgers from McDonalds. Then, just in time for the 6:00pm women's game, the gym will be filled to overflowing with Penn State DuBois basketball fans, with an enthusiastic "S-Zone", white kilts and boots and enough white body paint to swim in.

But as hard as the fans are working to make this day exciting, no one can match the intensity and focus of the student athletes who are honing their skills for Monday's contest. With a rigorous pre-season schedule and a perfect 2-0 conference record heading into tough opponents PSU Abingdon and PSU Scranton this weekend, the Penn State DuBois Nittany Lions will be looking forward to the home crowd for the December 10th Whiteout game. "We have 2 tough away games this weekend and then we come home and play a very talented Penn State Fayette team on Monday.  After the weekend road games, we are hoping to return home to have an outstanding crowd on hand to support and excite our team", said DuBois Nittany Lions Head Coach Dave Bennett. The DuBois men's squad is also attracting the attention of our national conference, the USCAA. The Week 1 coaches' poll places Coach Bennett's 2007-08 squad in the #7 slot for their D-II men's division.

And, not to be ignored, Women's Head Coach Pat Lewis has drawn some attention as well, named to the #38 position in the USCAA Week 1 poll. Going into this weekend's contests with a 1-1 PSUAC record, the DuBois Lady Lions will be hard at work, proving that there are great things ahead for women's basketball at DuBois. "The whole Penn State DuBois community has been very supportive of our new women's basketball program.  I know the girl's are excited to play in front of the White-out crowd!" said Coach Lewis.

The Lady Lions take to the court at 6:00pm Monday, with the men's game following at 8:00pm. Monday's game comes at the end of a tough road trip (PSU-Abingdon tonight and PSU-Scranton Saturday), and there is nothing that will encourage these men and women more than seeing the Multipurpose Building gym full of enthusiasm and support. So wear your White-Out T-shirt to class Monday, grab a burger and listen to some tunes at the tailgate, daub on some facepaint before the game (if you're so inclined), and come out to support the hard work and dedication of a very special group of students--your Penn State DuBois Varsity Athletes!