Posts tagged ‘Athletics’

Ron Gassert ’78 Inducted into Berks County Football Coaches Hall of Fame

Ron Gassert ’78, who starred in football and track & field at LVC, was one of eight inductees into the Berks County Football Coaches Hall of Fame. He had NFL tryouts with the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles and was inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame in 1994.

 

 

Legendary Athletics Greeter Jimmy Unger Passes

Jimmy Unger, beloved LVC athletics greeter for many years, died in May at age 84. The Lebanon Daily News fondly noted that his “passing leaves a hole in the heart of LVC athletic community.” Jimmy received the Hot Dog Frank Athletic Service Award in 1999. 

Anthony Calabrese ’73 Inducted into Geneva Sports Hall of Fame

Anthony Calabrese ’73, psychology, a three-sport star in high school and a football and lacrosse star at LVC, was inducted into the 2018 class of the Geneva Sports Hall of Fame. In 1989, he was inducted into the LVC Athletic Hall of Fame and in 2013 Calabrese was named to the Middle Atlantic Conference All-Century Lacrosse Team.

Lindsey Yeiser Hibshman ’01 Inducted into MAC Hall of Fame

Lindsey Yeiser Hibshman ’01, elementary education, one of the greatest defenders in the history of LVC field hockey, was inducted into the Middle Atlantic Conference Hall of Fame. She was a three-time All-American and in 1999 was named MAC MVP.

 

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.

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.

 

 

J.T. Pursel ’08 Named Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year

J.T. Pursel ’08, English, was named Lehigh Valley Live Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year after guiding the team to 19 wins and a state playoff berth. Pursel, who also teaches in the Easton Area School District, acknowledged the support of LVC’s women’s volleyball coaches, Diana and Wayne Perry, during his coaching career.

 

Esports Launch Highlighted on WHTM ABC TV 27

Lebanon Valley College has announced it will add esports to its varsity athletic program in the spring of 2018. Esports will serve as Lebanon Valley College’s 26th varsity intercollegiate athletic program and its first co-ed sport. It will be the fifth new program added since the beginning of the decade, along with men’s and women’s lacrosse (2009–10), women’s golf (2013–14), and women’s ice hockey (2016–17).