Archive for the ‘Athletics’ Category.

Esports Highlighted as State’s First Program on LancasterOnline

Esports was the featured cover story in the Lancaster-area newspapers this week. Dave Shapiro ’99, senior director of information technology & chief information officer, and Ben Witmer ’19, digital communications, were interviewed in “Lebanon Valley College students line up to play school’s newest varsity sport – video gaming.” Shapiro and Witmer were interviewed about being part of the first-ever intercollegiate esports teams in history.

Nathaniel Gibbons ’18 Awarded an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

Nathaniel Gibbons ’18, an Allwein Scholar from Frederick, Md., was awarded a scholarship worth $7,500 from the National Collegiate Athletic Association to help pursue graduate studies this fall. A two-time College Sports Information Directors of America All-American, Gibbons, a defensive star on the men’s soccer team, is double majoring in physics and mathematics.

Garrett Santis ’19 Earns National Track Academic Honor

Garrett Santis ’19, an Allwein Scholar from Ijamsville, Md., earned all-academic honors from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. He is an ACS chemistry major with minors in mathematics and computer & data science.

Men’s Basketball Supports Make-A-Wish Disney Dream

The men’s basketball program hosted its second Make-A-Wish Game Feb. 3 and Fox 43 ran a story on the event last night. Wish Child Aramya Riley from Steelton was honored during pregame ceremonies, with team captains and cheerleaders presenting her with a one-of-a-kind LVC team jersey. Senior guard Collin Moore, from Magnolia, Del., made the announcement that Aramya’s Make-A-Wish trip to Disney was granted.

MBB Playoff-Clinching Win D3 Hoops Story of the Day

Men’s basketball defeated nationally ranked Lycoming College (#20) for the second time this season, with this victory securing a guaranteed Middle Atlantic Conference playoff spot. The post-game story, written by Tom Klemick, LVC director of athletic communications, was D3 Hoops Online’s story of the day. In the win, Andy Orr ’18 had a game-high 31 points and Sam Light ’18 became only the College’s third ever hoops player to surpass 2,000 career points (2,003). He only trails Mike Rhoades ’95, current head coach of Virginia Commonwealth University (2,515) and Andy Panko ’99, long-time professional basketball player and Consensus Division III National Player of the Year in 1995.

 

 

Nathaniel Gibbons ’18 Earns Academic Honors

The academic and athletic honors continue to rack up for LVC Allwein Scholar Nate Gibbons ’18, a physics and mathematics double major from Frederick, Md. His most recent award has him named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s All-Academic Team.

Andy Orr ’18 on Track to End Career in Top Five in Three Categories

Men’s basketball player Andy Orr ’18, a business administration major and accounting minor from Wernersville, Pa., is on pace to be among the program’s all-time top five in points, rebounds, and blocked shots. With a minimum of two games remaining, Orr, currently seventh on the all-time scoring list with 1,865 career points, needs 72 points to enter the top five.

Sam Light ’18 Edges Near Exclusive 2,000 Point Club

Sam Light ’18, a senior business administration major from Jonestown, Pa., is just 13 points away from becoming just the third player in LVC basketball history—men and women—to score 2,000 career points. The team has two regular season games remaining at the minimum. As it stands, Light the College’s third all-time leading scorer with 1,987 career points.

New Varsity Esports Highlighted in Numerous Media Outlets

The addition of the College’s newest varsity program, esports, has been noted in a wide variety of outlets, including WITF, ESPN, Fox 43, and the Lebanon Daily News. The team, the first varsity program in the state, defeated the University of South Carolina, Sumter in it its first scrimmage.

Accolades Galore for Men’s Basketball, Including National Team and Player of the Week

The LVC men’s basketball team, under the leadership of Brad McAlester, head coach, defeated the number six team in the nation and also defeated a team just outside the top 25, leading to the Dutchmen being named National Association of Basketball Coaches Division III Team of the Week. Individually, guard Sam Light ’18 was named the Division III Men’s National Player of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, and forward Andy Orr’s ’18 thunderous dunk was named Middle Atlantic Conference Play of the Week.