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October 2010 Sports Update

IUP women's volleyball player spikes against opponent.

Catch up on the standings and latest news from your favorite IUP sports teams. Full reports are available on the IUP Athletics website.

Baseball

IUP baseball assistant coach Anthony Rebyanski has been selected as the head coach of the Butler BlueSox of the Prospect League. This summer league for college players, which competes from June through August, has fifteen teams spanning from Pennsylvania to as far west as Missouri and Illinois.

Baseball team members volunteered October 16 for the annual Day of Play, an event for children, at the S&T Bank Arena.

Men’s Basketball

The men’s basketball team has added three new players for the 2010–2011 season and welcomes back junior center Ethan Robinson, who spent the last school year studying abroad. The newcomers are transfers Kahmell Broughton (University of Houston) and Kevin Jones (Lackawanna College) and freshman Marcel Souberbielle.

The Crimson Hawks were ranked sixth by the Sporting News for its Division II men’s basketball poll. Senior forward Darryl Webb was named to the preseason All-America team.

The team has been active in community service projects in the last month, including the Newman Center Used Book Sale and events benefiting the the American Heart Association, the United Way of Indiana County, and the American Cancer Society.

Women’s Basketball

The women’s basketball team has been busy with community service this fall, including events for the YMCA, the American Cancer Society, and the American Diabetes Association.

Cross Country

IUP’s Alyssa Taddie and Stephanie Beaudette finished in the upper half of a field of 304 runners in the women’s competition at the Penn State National Meet on October 16 in State College.

The women’s cross country team finished fifteenth and the men finished nineteenth in the Brown Division of the Paul Short Run on October 1 at Lehigh University.

Field Hockey

The Crimson Hawks fell to 5-5 overall and 1-3 in the PSAC West after losing 2-0 to Slippery Rock on October 12. Their season so far includes wins over Bentley, Millersville, Mercyhurst, Bellarmine, and Kutztown, and losses to UMass Lowell, East Stroudsburg, Mansfield, Shippensburg, and Slippery Rock.

Football

IUP suffered its second straight defeat with a 21-14 loss to Clarion on October 16. That brings the Crimson Hawks’ record to 4-3 overall and 2-2 in the PSAC West. Head coach Lou Tepper is one win shy of his one hundredth career victory. IUP heads to Gannon on October 23. The season so far includes wins over Southern Connecticut State, East Stroudsburg, Slippery Rock, and Edinboro, and losses to Bloomsburg, Mercyhurst, and Clarion.

Golf

The golf team won its fourth straight PSAC championship with a twenty-shot margin over runner-up West Chester at the Hershey Links Golf Club on October 17.

This title marks the second time IUP has won four consecutive titles; the last stretch was from 1989 to 1992.

Sean Sweithelm was the fourth straight IUP sophomore to win medalist honors, joining other recent PSAC individual champions Brad Boyle (2009), Leo Acklin (2008), and Gavin Smith (2007).

The Crimson Hawks resume play in March for the start of their spring season.

Lacrosse

The lacrosse team held its inaugural alumni game at Miller Stadium on October 10. Eleven alumni returned to campus to take part in the event, which supported the Susan G. Komen Foundation and breast cancer awareness. Participating alumni were Lauren Abbott, Kate Athing, Kellie Caldwell, Sarah DeMaio, Kristen Kushler, Katie Lee, Alex Nocella, Brittany Pikur, Jackie Rutkowski, Kristin Slemmer, and Alex Slinkard.

Women’s Soccer

After a 1-0 loss to East Stroudsburg on October 16, the women’s soccer team dropped to 8-5-1 overall and 6-5-1 in the PSAC, tied for fifth place. The season so far has included wins over Shepherd, Clarion, Wheeling Jesuit, Mansfield, Kutztown, Millersville, Mercyhurst, and Gannon; losses to Shippensburg, Edinboro, West Chester, Bloomsburg, and East Stroudsburg; and a tie with California.

Swimming

The swim team held its fifth annual Salvation Army Swim on October 15, swimming three hundred lengths of the pool to raise money for the local Salvation Army. Team members also participated in a Pool-o-ween event for kids at the local YMCA.

Women’s Tennis

Katie Eaton and Emilia Osborne made it to the doubles final, and Tabtip Louhabanjong lost in the singles semifinal of the PSAC individual tournament October 10 in Shippensburg. The doubles team and Louhabanjong lost to the top seeds, from California, in each event. The tournament concluded the team’s fall season; the spring season starts in February.

Women’s Volleyball

After a 3-1 win over Mercyhurst and a 3-0 loss to Edinboro in a two-match trip October 16, the women’s volleyball team stood at 17-6 overall and 8-5 in the PSAC. Emily Pany, IUP’s all-time leader in digs, was ranked fourth in the nation in digs, averaging 6.5 per set.

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