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SVC sports teams travel for training over spring break

SVC sports teams travel for training over spring break

March 11, 2015 at 5:10 am 0 comments

With the arrival of spring break, the spring sports teams of Saint Vincent College were busy preparing to start their seasons, with many departing south for their annual trips. Between practices, games and having fun, each team had its own agenda over the break. This year the women’s lacrosse and women’s tennis teams headed together to Orlando, Fla. Both coached by Jym Walters, the teams traveled to Florida by bus. On the teams’ way to Orlando, they stopped in Fayetteville, N.C., where the lacrosse team played a game against Methodist. After the game, the team continued to head toward their destination in Orlando. Several factors added up to fund the teams’ trip, including fundraising, events and contributions. In reference to women’s lacrosse, Walters said that “The Nike Lacrosse camp brings in some money, and we also ask for some money from the students and players to help fund the trip.”Read More

SVC athletic trainers are employed by Laurel Highlands Health 
Center and are not legally allowed to assist club sports.

Athletic trainers legally unable to help club sports

February 27, 2015 at 9:10 pm 0 comments

Students participating in club sports at SVC have encountered the situation that while athletic trainers are able to help athletes in varsity and junior varsity sports, they are legally unable to help athletes in club sports. “If a cheerleader wanted to get something wrapped,” explained junior Miranda Senchur, the current captain of the cheerleading squad, “the trainers would give us a hard time because they weren’t supposed to do that, which I felt was unfair because I filled out all the athletic forms and waivers athletes do.” Senchur found herself in this situation when her wrist was bothering her while warming up, and was unable to receive help from a trainer. In the event that a cheerleader is injured at a football game, the athlete would be deferred to the medics. The athletic trainers are not Saint Vincent faculty, but are employed by Laurel Highlands Health Center. According to BeckyRead More

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Students form new SVC rugby club

November 11, 2014 at 10:49 pm 0 comments

Early in the fall 2014 semester, Saint Vincent College started a rugby club. Rugby is foreign to most Americans because the sport is mainly played in England. Yet rugby is played all over the world, and the sport is gradually growing in America. Rugby is a full contact team sport often compared to American football. In rugby, however, no pads are worn by players. The British sport typically consists of 80-minute matches with 15 players on each side of the field. Rugby matches consist of two 40-minute halves and are officiated by an official and two touch judges.   As a result of the recent growth in popularity of rugby in America, SVC created a new rugby club. The president of SVC’s Rugby Club, John Yost, has been playing rugby since his senior year in high school. “This past summer,” he said, “myself and a few other individuals set up,Read More

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SVC basketball hopes to continue, surpass past success

November 6, 2014 at 4:48 am 0 comments

As the start of the 2014-2015 basketball season nears, both the men and women’s teams look to continue the success of their 2013-2014 seasons. Finishing the 2013-2014 season with a 22-7 record, the men’s team has high expectations for this coming season. The Bearcats finished last season with a 12-4 record in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play and a phenomenal 12-1 record at home. The .759 winning percentage of the Bearcats lead them all the way to the PAC playoffs, where they won their first three games against Thiel College, Waynesburg University and Thomas More College. SVC outscored their opponents 258-223 throughout these three games. After the Bearcats defeated the Thomas More Saints in the PAC Championship 90-84, they became PAC champions for the second year in a row. Following the PAC championship, SVC traveled to The College of Wooster in Ohio to face The Fighting Scotts in the NCAA Tournament.Read More

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Ten new members inducted into SVC Athletic Hall of Fame

November 6, 2014 at 4:39 am 0 comments

  Ten new members were inducted into SVC’s Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 25, during a dinner in the Fred M. Rogers Center. The new members were presented and introduced at the halftime of the Bearcat football game against Carnegie Mellon University earlier that day. The Bearcats went on to beat the CMU Tartans 38-31. A committee of 13 individuals selected the ten new members. In order to be inducted into the SVC Athletic Hall of Fame, an inductee must be an alumnus who graduated more than 15 years ago and has demonstrated loyalty to the college. Inductees must also have either played in athletic competition at SVC or have made some sort of contribution to SVC athletics. Only one of the inductees, Don P. Harris of North Huntington, currently works for SVC and is on campus on a daily basis. He is a graduate of SVC andRead 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

Homecoming Weekend 2014

Homecoming Weekend 2014

October 6, 2014 at 3:46 am 0 comments

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NFL week 4: Steelers sign Harrison, play Tampa Bay

October 3, 2014 at 2:04 am 0 comments

On Sunday, Sept. 28, the Pittsburgh Steelers faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Heinz Field. They entered week four of the NFL season with a 2-1 record, after defeating the Carolina Panthers with a score of 37-19. They left week four with a 2-2 record, after losing to the Buccaneers 27-24. So far, the Steelers have played two division games, winning against the Cleveland Browns and losing to the Baltimore Ravens in week two. “We’re looking at two different teams right now,” said junior Michael Barron, blogger for The NFL Goal Line. “We started out great against Cleveland but in the second half we looked awful.” Then the Steelers handed the Ravens a win during their week two game. “They lost a lot of momentum early on,” said Barron. “Our offense really struggled to get going. They didn’t look very good.” As of this week, three Steelers players are injured.Read More

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SVC Football looks ahead after first win in 2 years

October 3, 2014 at 1:56 am 0 comments

On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Saint Vincent College football team won their first game since 2011 against Case Western Reserve University. Following his first win as the Bearcats’ head coach, Ron Dolciato looks to continue to improve upon this victory. The past two seasons, the Bearcats have been winless. Coached by Bob Colbert, the last time SVC won a game was in 2011 when the Bearcats went 6-5 and appeared in the ECAC Southwest Bowl. This season, the Bearcats will run a no-huddle, hurry-up style of offense similar to that of the Auburn University Tigers. However, the offense is not necessarily the focus of this season’s team. Dolciato said, “We play our best players on special teams.” In fact, the focus on special teams has earned two Bearcats, senior defensive back Darius Brown and senior kicker Morgan Porter, back-to-back special teams player of the week awards. The Bearcats’ first gameRead More

Steps were renovated outside of Rooney Hall. (Photo by Rachel DeNino)

Campus-wide improvements made over the summer

October 2, 2014 at 8:14 pm 0 comments

Over this past summer, Saint Vincent underwent campus-wide renovations by the Facility Management Office, while the Information Technology department upgraded technology for student use. A basketball court was also constructed near Saint Benedict Hall. Several sets of steps were removed and replaced around campus. FMO replaced six sets in front of Rooney Hall and two sets behind it, one set leading up to parking lot Q and another set outside of Bonaventure Hall. FMO also repaired broken concrete and installed a new railing leading from Saint Benedict Hall to the baseball field. The steps in front of Wimmer Hall were also patched up. Skyline Drive, the path from Lot A up toward Alfred Hall, had new concrete and new lighting measures installed to improve safety, and new crosswalks were painted in front of the chapel. These improvements were all funded through capital expenses. The steam line from the Carey CenterRead More