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(Photo by Rachel DeNino) The Bearcat swim teams will compete against Washington and Jefferson College on Dec. 6 at home in the Frank and Elizabeth Resnik Pool.

Bearcat swimming prepares for new season

December 6, 2014 at 2:23 am 0 comments

The Bearcat Swim team is making waves this season with high rankings, stellar times and productive practices In season began with the Westminster Relays hosted by Westminster College. Xander Emili, Adam Gordish and Zach Ligus finished in second place after Gannon University in the 3×100 butterfly relay. The team of Chad Linebaugh, Nicholas Patton, Marshall Grubb and Allen Sant also came in third place in the 500 crescendo relay with a time of 4:43.83. Emili, Ligus, Andy Moog and Alex Bolen came in third place in the 400 medley relay. The men also came in third in the 3×500 free relay. Emili, Moog, Sean Doyle and Kam Faychak finished third in the 400 IM relay. The women’s team performed just as well in the opening meet, with Sarah Robbins, Marissa Frollo, Casi Smith and Molly McCloskey finishing in third place in the 800 free relay. Jess Smrekar, Paige Pecora, RobbinsRead More

SVC running continues growth, Forms new Indoor track team

November 20, 2014 at 6:15 pm 0 comments

Members of running teams at Saint Vincent College will now have the opportunity to compete in events all year round. SVC currently has a cross-country team competing in the fall and a track team competing in the spring. In the winter of 2014, SVC will add an all-new indoor track team to the college’s current collegiate running teams.   Dr. Andrew Herr, head coach of both men’s cross-country and track, said, “Having an indoor track team is a great thing for the Saint Vincent track program … Having a winter track team fits in well with what we’ve been doing.” He explained, “before, we would be training during this period regardless.”   According to Herr, “Prior to this year, the team had to take part in long periods of training.” Herr also said that having an indoor track team will “provide athletes with the opportunity to compete and keep themRead More

SVC Swimming preps, dives into new season

October 28, 2014 at 10:57 pm 0 comments

Just weeks before the start of the 2014 season, the Saint Vincent College men and women’s swimming teams began preparation for another season. In the 2013- 2014 season, the men’s team finished with a 5-5 record and the women’s team finished with a record of 6-5. The men finished fourth of nine at their championship meet while the women finished third of 11. Head coach Josh Gurekovich returns once again as the Bearcats swimming coach. In 2013, Gurekovich was named women’s coach of the year for the Presidents’ Athletic Conference. The Bearcats began preparing for the season shortly after arriving on campus this fall. “We officially began practice on Sept. 15 and lost no time training hard over the past five weeks,” said senior swimmer Zach Ligus. “We even had four practices within 26 hours during the Monday-Tuesday of Fall Break.” SVC wants to improve upon last season, and withRead More

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SVC soccer looks to improve as season closes

October 22, 2014 at 3:01 am 0 comments

The 2014 Saint Vincent College men and women’s soccer teams have gotten off to a slow start early on this fall. With a little under half of the season remaining, the Bearcats look to make the most of their remaining games. Entering the season with new coach, Ashley Shasko, the women’s team expects change. Shasko, a 2007 graduate of SVC and a 4-year starter on the soccer team, said, “Fitness is a strength that we have really worked to build this season.” Although the Bearcats’ 1-10 record doesn’t exactly impress, Shasko looks to work with the team on improving in the future. “For the second half of the season,” said Shasko, “we need to focus on our mental toughness and playing a complete game. Consistency is the key for the second half of the season.” According to senior captain Elly Colvin, “The team has improved each game, and we look toRead More

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Golf teams facing end of fall season, compete in PACs

October 10, 2014 at 7:17 pm 0 comments

On Oct. 29 and 30, the Saint Vincent College men’s and women’s golf teams competed in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by Westminster College at the New Castle Country Club. The men’s team came in second place out of eight competing schools while the women’s team came in fourth out of five. PACs consists of 72 holes, 36 in the fall and 36 in the spring. The leader of the two tournaments receives and automatic bid to the NCAA Division III National Tournament, which the men’s team has competed in for the past two years. “We’re a pretty new team,” said freshman team member Juli Cehula, mentioning the challenges of adjusting to a new coach and collegiate competition. “It was a really tough course. We all didn’t do our best.” “In comparison to most courses, it was a very challenging course,” said sophomore Liz Loftus about the New CastleRead More

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Women’s tennis looks forward to another successful season

September 24, 2014 at 12:12 am 0 comments

After several successful seasons, the Saint Vincent women’s tennis team begins to prepare for 2014. This season, the Bearcats will be taking the court with new coach, Jym Walters. Walters was named coach of the team after former coach, Dr. Christopher McMahon, stepped down from the position last spring. In the past four seasons, the Bearcats have won 57 games and lost 22. Along with a .722 win percentage over the past four seasons, the Bearcats made their first NCAA Tournament appearance in the 2012-2013 season. Coming into the 2014 season with Walters, it is unclear exactly what to expect. According to Walters, “Continuing what the founders of the program have established has been successful thus far, and I would like to continue to build on the competitive nature of this team.” Early on in the 2014 season, the Bearcats have already shown this competitive nature Walters spoke of. TheRead More

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Cross country teams host 2014 Saint Vincent Invitational

September 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm 0 comments

On Saturday, September 20, the Saint Vincent College men’s and women’s cross country teams hosted the 2014 Saint Vincent Invitational. The two separate races took place on a course behind the student parking lot. At 9:30 a.m. the men began their 8K course, competing against 16 other schools, including Geneva College, Point Park University and the University of Pittsburgh. The women’s cross country team competed in a 5K course against 17 other schools at 10:45 a.m. The men placed second to Division I University of Pittsburgh with a score of 35-38, just short of the first place position, while the women took third place in their competition. Prior to the weekend’s meet, the men’s team competed in the Duquesne Duels race, the Bethany Invitational and the SVC Alumni Race. “Duquesne is always kind of a humbling event,” said junior team captain, Sawyer Palonder, “because we’re against the Atlantic 10 Conference,Read More

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February 18, 2014 at 2:10 am 0 comments

After three days of tough competition, the Saint Vincent College women’s swimming team earned a third place finish at the James Longnecker Invitational, while the men finished fourth. The invitational served as the conference championships for the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) as well as the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC). On day one, the women’s relay team of Alexis Ferraco, Marissa Frollo, Sarah Robbins and Paige Pecora took a first place finish in the 200 free with a time of 1:36.63. Frollo’s split, timed at 23.44, set a school record. The freshman then won the 50 free in 24:03, becoming the first freshman to win the event at the PAC Championships since 2010. Robbins finished fourth with a time of 24.77. Pecora finished in fifth place in 24.87. Ferraco took a seventh place finish with a time of 25.34. Freshman Anita Onufer finished ninth overall and won the “B” finalRead More