SVC Tennis looks to keep win streak going

April 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm 0 comments

The Saint Vincent College men’s tennis team has found success in the first three quarters of the 2016 season. Along with an outstanding record, the team has sustained a nine game win streak up to this point. The Bearcats began the 2016 season in Florida this year, where they lost both matches to Palm Beach Atlantic University and then Saint Thomas University. Despite the team’s slow 0-2 start, SVC has not lost a game since the defeat by Saint Thomas on March 3. Upon returning to Pennsylvania, the Bearcats went on to win their first three home games, which were also against Presidents’ Athletic Conference opponents. During this stretch, the Bearcats defeated Westminster College, Geneva College and Waynesburg University. Throughout the team’s next six games, the Bearcats played on the road for four games, three of which were against PAC opponents. SVC won each contest, defeating Pitt-Greensburg, Washington and JeffersonRead More

Bearcat of the Week: Greg Martin

Bearcat of the Week: Greg Martin

April 30, 2016 at 5:26 pm 0 comments

The past two seasons have been frustrating for Saint Vincent College’s men’s baseball team. Following a Presidents’ Athletic Conference tournament run in 2013, the Bearcats have missed qualifying for the PAC championship two years running. This spring, SVC looks to change that and make a run for the PAC championship. So far, the Bearcats hold a commanding 13-12 record with a competitive 6-6 record in conference play. Leading the way is sophomore closer Greg Martin. The lefty has played a pivotal role in Saint Vincent’s play this spring, earning him The Review’s Bearcat of the Week honor. Following a successful high school campaign which led to him acquiring two consecutive all section honors at Hempfield Area High School, Martin wanted to continue playing the game he enjoyed, but at a higher level. “I chose to come to Saint Vincent so I could get an exceptional education while continuing to playRead More

PA Hockey in Stanley Cup Playoffs

April 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers are both headed to the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. While both teams struggled early in the season and Pittsburgh dealt with a coaching change in mid-December, the players and coaches seem to have found their chemistry when it mattered. The Pens will look to utilize their star studded roster and offensive prowess to advance deep into the playoffs, but goaltending could prove problematic. The Flyers will have to play with a nothing-to-lose mentality if they want to have any chance of advancing past the first round. The Pens will face off against the New York Rangers for the third straight year in the playoffs, a truly battle tested opponent who reached the Eastern Conference finals twice and made one Stanley Cup playoff since 2012. Although the Rangers have knocked the Penguins out of the playoffs in the past two years, the season series betweenRead More

Bearcat of the Week

April 30, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

Following a successful fall that concluded with a second place finish at the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Fall Championship, the Saint Vincent College Women’s golf team has gotten off to an impressive start this spring. After a loss to Warner University in Sebring, Fla., the Bearcats placed fourth out of eight teams in the Grove City Spring Invitational. Leading the way was junior Liz Loftus. Loftus finished sixth overall, shooting an impressive 91, earning The Review’s Bearcat of the Week honor. Loftus, a resident of Harrisburg, began her golf career as a child when she started playing competitively in kindergarten. Loftus continued to play throughout high school. While attending Bishop McDevitt, Loftus earned trips to the district championship three consecutive years. “I didn’t have a full appreciation for the game until I went to high school,” Loftus said. “That’s when I really started to play competitively.” Following a successful high schoolRead More

Lack of appropriate facilities makes sports practices challenging

April 30, 2016 at 5:20 pm 0 comments

SVC is home to about 1700 students, more than half of which make up the 20 varsity men’s and women’s sports teams. Most of these teams, especially basketball, softball, volleyball, baseball and track use the gymnasium in the Carey Center for practices or games. Intermural sports as well use the gym. This poses an issue for students, as open gym time is scarce. The college is in desperate need of a recreational center.   “It’s extremely frustrating that there is only one gym,” said freshman and member of the women’s basketball team Maria Morgan. “I feel like every time I go to the gym to try and put some shots up, its being used and I can’t work on my game.”   There is a schedule of when the various teams are using the gym posted on the double doors of the rear entrance. Sue Hozak, the Associate Athletic Director,Read More

Bearcat Baseball chases first playoff run in over 2 years

April 30, 2016 at 5:18 pm 0 comments

After experiencing mixed results throughout the team’s early spring games in Florida, the Saint Vincent College baseball team is confident they have what it takes to find success in the remainder of the 2016 season. The Bearcats have numerous returning starters and have improved in several areas in which they struggled last year. SVC moves forward into the spring with much optimism that the team’s chemistry will drive them to achieve their goals. “I think that the team overall has improved since last year,” said senior first baseman Jason Vater. “Even though we lost some starting players, a lot of guys have stepped up so far to fill those holes and have done a great job to this point.” Many pitchers have stepped up and helped SVC improve in 2016. “Our major improvements from last year to this one have really come in the form of pitching,” said senior infielderRead More

Bearcat of the Week

April 29, 2016 at 9:37 pm 0 comments

The Saint Vincent men’s tennis team has played exceptionally well throughout the first half of their season. The Bearcats hold a 4-2 overall record with an untarnished 3-0 conference slate. Leading the way has been standout freshman Jonathan Prichard. Prichard, a Harborcreek native, started off conference play going 2-0 at first singles and 2-0 at first doubles earning Bearcat of the week honors. Prichard, a two-sport athlete at Cathedral Preparatory School, competed in both tennis and golf. Prichard helped lead his high school tennis team to district championships in 2012, 2013 and 2015, while winning the district singles championship in 2014. A tennis competitor since the age of 7, Prichard chose to continue his career at SVC because of the great atmosphere around campus. “I really liked the tennis team at Saint Vincent, as well as the school itself,” said Prichard. “My favorite is definitely the small class sizes.” PrichardRead More

SVC Softball starts season strong

April 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm 0 comments

Entering 2016 with high expectations, the Saint Vincent Softball team has worked hard to meet their goals. The Bearcats are off to a strong start this spring, winning a majority of their doubleheaders and sitting well over .500. Last year’s success is a major part of what has SVC setting the bar high in 2016. “We ended the season in third place in the PAC last year, and although it is still early in our season we are using last year’s success as determination to place even higher this year,” said senior Sarah Swettlen. “With many of the players from last year returning, this season will be a promising one.” SVC currently holds an overall record of 10-6. This record includes the team’s wins and losses from the NTC tournament they competed in over spring break in Clermont, Florida. The NTC tournament was the team’s first competition of 2016. WhileRead More

DIII Week Incentivizes athletes to SAAC Up

April 29, 2016 at 9:35 pm 0 comments

The Student Athlete Advisory Committee is hosting an entire week dedicated to the athletes of SVC starting Sunday, Apr. 3 to Saturday, Apr. 9. Events include a mass held by Father Max on Sunday night in the student chapel, a slide show in the Carey Center featuring athletes from various sports, a faculty-staff-student luncheon featuring athletes on the PAC academic honor roll and a baseball, softball and men’s lacrosse game. “Wednesday, Apr. 6, we are hosting a Faculty-Staff-Student Athlete Luncheon. This luncheon is usually held every year to thank faculty and staff that support athletes in one way or another,” said SAAC president Shaina Contic. “Something different that we’ve decided to do this year is invite athletes that were selected in the fall 2015 semester to the PAC Academic Honor Roll.” To qualify for the PAC academic honor roll athletes must attain a GPA of 3.6 or higher during theirRead More

Fancy Footwork: Star Receiver Makes Stint on “Dancing With the Stars”

April 29, 2016 at 9:31 pm 0 comments

Fan favorite NFL star Antonio Brown, wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has danced his way into America’s hearts on the reality dance competition show “Dancing with the Stars.” Brown is a poster player for the NF L and is extremely popular amongst Steelers’ fans as well. Since SVC is the summer home to the Pittsburgh Steelers, many members of the community are die-hard Steelers fans, and when the news broke that Brown would be joining the Season 22 cast of “Dancing with the Stars,” fans across campus were ecstatic. “It is good for him because he will get even more publicity,” said sophomore communication major Jake Todd. “If he does well, he will even be a more popular player than he already is in the NFL.” Sophomore computer science Major Anthony Donatelli agrees that Brown’s time on “Dancing with the Stars” is positive publicity. “It proves he is notRead More