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Amber Maurer Becomes Pitt-Johnstown’s First-Ever Softball Recruit;
Pitt-Johnstown Adds Three Sports Entering PSAC

     07/02/13...Local standout and Greater Johnstown High School graduate Amber Maurer has chosen to bring her talents to Pitt-Johnstown to help Head Coach Sabrina Lane kick-start women's softball as an NCAA Division II sport in 2013-14. Pitt-Johnstown will also add the varsity sports of men's indoor and outdoor track and field and men's cross country as the athletic department becomes full members of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC)... (Full story)

Ian Vescovi and Christina Monnie Named WVIAC Scholar-Athletes
     07/02/13...Mountain Cat basketball player Ian Vescovi and women's cross country runner Christina Monnie have been named 2012-13 WVIAC Scholar-Athletes. In all, 24 Pitt-Johnstown student-athletes on this year's WVIAC Commissioner's Honor Roll... (Full Story)

PSACPitt-Johnstown Official Member of PSAC
     07/01/13...Today marked the start of an exciting new chapter in the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown athletics program as the school became an official member of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC). Seton Hill University joins Pitt-Johnstown as the two newest members of the conference. Already boasting the most members of any Division II conference, the addition elevates the PSAC to the largest conference among all NCAA classifications. Pitt-Johnstown’s first PSAC contest will take place on September 5 as the women’s soccer team takes to the road in a match against IUP.... (Full Story)

Rachel Smith Named Head Women's Soccer Coach
     06/03/13...The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown has named former Southern New Hampshire University assistant coach and Carlisle, Pa. native Rachel Smith Head Women's Soccer Coach... (Full Story)

ATH12_030_WarnerJ_TWarner Tabbed Second-Team NCBWA All-American
     05/29/13...Already a First-Team Daktronics All-American, Pitt-Johnstown second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) also garnered Second-Team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-America honors (NCBWA) when this year's teams were released on Wednesday... (Full Story)

ATH12_030_WarnerJ_TJake Warner First-Team Daktronics All-American
     05/24/13...Pitt-Johnstown junior second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.), who led the Mountain Cats with a .427 batting average, was named First-Team Daktronics NCAA Division II All-American when this year's teams were released on Friday... (Full Story)

ATH12_030_WarnerJ_TWarner First-Team NCBWA All-Region Baseball;
Morrow, Vignero Honorable Mention Selections
     05/17/13...Pitt-Johnstown junior second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) was named First-Team National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association of America (NCBWA) All-Atlantic Region when this year's teams were released on Friday. In addition, junior catcher Kyle Morrow (McVeytown, Pa.), and junior outfielder Zach Vignero (Johnstown, Pa.) were both Honorable Mention All-Region selections... (Full Story)

ATH12_030_WarnerJ_TWarner First-Team Daktronics All-District II Baseball
     05/17/13...Pitt-Johnstown junior second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) was named First-Team Daktronics All-District II when this year's teams were released on Friday. Warner now advances to the national ballot for voting for the 2013 All-America Teams... (Full Story)

Track Ends Season at WVIAC Championships
     03/04/13...Stephanie Szczur (Johnstown, Pa.) placed fifth in the Javelin, and Kelsey Parfitt (Strongstown, Pa.) broke the Pitt-Johnstown school-record in the 400-Meter to lead the Lady Cat track and field team at Friday and Saturday's season-ending WVIAC Championships at Glenville State (WV) College... (Full Story)

ATH12_019_PalkovichM_TMike Palkovitz First-Team Academic All-District
     05/03/13...Pitt-Johnstown sophomore first baseman Mike Palkovitz (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) was named 2013 First-Team Capital One Academic All-District II when this year's teams were released on Friday. Palkovitz, who has a 3.89 overall GPA in Business, will now advance to the national ballot for voting to become an Academic All-American... (Full Story)

ATH12_030_WarnerJ_TThree Mtn. Cats on All-WVIAC Baseball First Team
     05/01/13...Catcher Kyle Morrow (McVeytown, Pa.) and second baseman Jake Warner (Dillsburg, Pa.) were named First-Team All-WVIAC for the second straight year, while outfielder Zach Vignero (Johnstown, Pa.) also earned a spot on the first-team when this year's conference baseball awards voted on by the league's coaches were released on Wednesday... (Full Story)

ATH12_019_PalkovichM_TMountain Cats Score Four in Ninth to Defeat Shepherd on Senior Day
     04/28/13...Mike Palkovitz's (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) two-run single off the left field screen capped a four-run ninth-inning rally and led Pitt-Johnstown to a 6-5 walk-off victory over Shepherd (WV) University, Sunday afternoon at Point Stadium.  The Mountain Cats improved to 27-16 overall and finished the WVIAC Northern Division schedule at 15-15... (Full Story)

ATH12_032_WilliamsT_TMorrow's Walk-Off Blast Gives Coach Williams 400th Win
     04/27/13...After dropping the opener 13-8, Kyle Morrow's (McVeytown, Pa.) two-out, three-run, walk-off homerun in the bottom of the seventh inning lifted the Mountain Cats to a 6-4 win and a split of a WVIAC Northern Division doubleheader with Shepherd (WV) University, Saturday night at Point Stadium.  In the process, Head Coach Todd Williams earned his 400th career victory at the helm of the Pitt-Johnstown program.  The Mountain Cats are now 26-19 overall and 14-15 in conference-play.
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Track Fares Well at IUP Invitational
     04/20/13...Elena Mingora (York, Pa.) placed eighth in the 300-meter steeple, and Sarah Budelski finished seventh in the triple jump to pace the Lady Cat track and field team at Saturday's IUP Ed Fry Invitational... (Full Story)

Golfer Kevin McDonald Tabbed Honorable Mention All-WVIAC
Mountain Cat senior golfer Kevin McDonald (Erie, Pa.) was named Honorable Mention All-WVIAC when this year's teams were released on on Wednesday. Concord (WV) University's Stefan Labuschagne earned WVIAC Golfer of the Year honors, while Concord's Will Johnson and Davis & Elkins (WV) College's Wally Edgell shared the conference's coach of the year award... (Full Story)

ATH11_057_NovakN_TNick Novak Second-Team NABC All-Region
     03/22/13...Pitt-Johnstown senior guard Nick Novak (Murrysville, Pa.), who recently was named NCAA Division II Daktronics Second-Team All-Region, also earned a spot on the National Association of Basketball Coaches' (NABC) Second-Team All-Atlantic Region Team when this year's honors were released on Friday... (Full Story)

ATH11_057_NovakN_TNick Novak Second-Team Daktronics All-Region
     03/14/13...Pitt-Johnstown senior guard Nick Novak (Murrysville, Pa.), the Mountain Cats' all-time leader in assists and second-leading scorer, was named Second-Team NCAA Division II Daktronics' All-Atlantic Region when this year teams were released on Thursday... (Full Story)

Three Mountain Cats Named First-Team NWCA All-Academic Wrestling Team;
Team Ranked 14th With 3.104 GPA
     03/12/13...All-American Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) (184 lbs.) and National Qualifiers Dave Cawley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) (141 lbs.), and Keith Ryan (Shirleysburg, Pa.) (165 lbs.) were all named 2012-13 National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division II All-Academic Wrestling First-Team, including First-Team, while Glenn Winslow (Patton, Pa.) garnered Honorable Mention NWCA All-Academic Team honors. As a team, Pitt-Johnstown’s 3.104 overall GPA ranked 14th in NCAA Division II... (Full Story)

ATH11_330_McKillopT_TMcKillop Third, Cawley Seventh at National Wrestling Tournament
     03/09/13... (Results) Travis McKillop (Lower Burrell, Pa.) reached the national semifinals before placing third, while Dave Cawley (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished seventh to earn All-America honors and lead the Mountain Cat wrestlers at the 2013 NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships in Birmingham, Ala.  Pitt-Johnstown finished in 14th-place with 21 points, while Nebraska-Kearney claimed the team national championship with 108 points... (Full Story)

ATH11_057_NovakN_TNovak First-Team All-WVIAC, Miller Honorable Mention
     02/25/13...Pitt-Johnstown senior guard Nick Novak (Murrysville, Pa.) was named First-Team All-WVIAC, and fellow senior guard Jordan Miller (Vinco, Pa.) was an Honorable Mention All-Conference selection by the league' coaches when the 2012-13 men's basketball awards were released on Monday... (Full Story)

ATH11_152_FratzK_TFratz Garners First-Team All-WVIAC Honors;
Harper Named WVIAC Freshman of the Year;
     02/24/13...Lady Cat center Jasmine Harper (Cleveland Heights, Pa.) was named the WVIAC's Freshman of the Year, while last year's Freshman of the Year Kaitlynn Fratz (Accident, MD) earned a spot on the WVIAC Women's Basketball All-Conference First-Team when this year's accolades were released on Sunday.  Voting was done by the league's 15 women's basketball coaches... (Full Story)

Sean Isgan, Mindy Young-Gagliardi Named to NCAA Division II 40th Anniversary Tribute Team
     02/15/13...Former Pitt-Johnstown All-American wrestler Sean Isgan (1977-82) and women's basketball National Player of the Year Mindy Young-Gagliardi (1988-92) were two of just 48 athletes named to the NCAA Division II 40th Anniversary Tribute Team on Friday... (Full Story) ...  (Anniversary Video)

ATH11_064_VescoviI_TVescovi Named First-Team Academic All-District
     02/01/13...Pitt-Johnstown sophomore center Ian Vescovi (Patton, Pa.) has been named NCAA Division II First-Team Capital One Academic All-District, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America, when this year's teams were released on Friday. Vescovi, who has a 4.0 GPA in Computer Science and Mathematics, will now be on the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration... (Full Story) 
Last Reviewed: May 18, 2008