Former LVC men’s basketball star Sam Light ’18 is pursuing a dream of playing professional basketball after recently signing with Araberri of the Spanish professional league LEB Oro, one of the top pro leagues in the world. In a recent Lebanon Daily News article by Pat Huggins, Light thanked fellow grad Andy Panko ’99 for assistance and mentorship. Panko has played professionally throughout the world for two decades.
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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, 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, 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 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, 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.
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, 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.