CALIFORNIA (Feb. 14) – Junior guard Brooque Williams (Pittsburgh, Pa./Perry) led four players in double figures on Saturday to lead the No. 6 Vulcans to an 85-34 win against Lock Haven University at Hamer Hall in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West action. The California University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team moves to 20-3 overall and 9-1 in conference action. Meanwhile, Lock Haven drops its 14th-straight game and falls to 3-20 overall with an 0-10 mark in league play. Williams finished with a game-high 24 points, along with eight rebounds, two steals and two assists. She made 10-of-14 attempts from the floor and four-of-five from the free-throw line for her 16th 20-point game of the season. Williams, who leads the PSAC in both scoring and rebounding, now has amassed 1,301 career points (15.0 pointer per game).
LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (Feb. 13) – With 11 players returning, the Vulcans were picked to finish third in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Western Division in a vote of the league coaches, announced the conference office on Friday. The California University of Pennsylvania baseball team was picked behind Slippery Rock and IUP in the pre-season coaches’ poll. The Rock led the PSAC West teams with three first-place votes, while both IUP and Cal U received two first-place votes. Conference-newcomer Mercyhurst landed in fourth place, while Lock Haven ranked fifth. Clarion and Gannon rounded out the divisional standings in sixth and seven place, respectively. Last season’s PSAC West champion, Shippensburg shifted to the Eastern Division with the expansion of the league and is ranked second behind pre-season PSAC East favorite West Chester, who received five first-place votes.
KUTZTOWN, Pa. (Jan. 10) ‚Äì The Vulcans won nine events, including six with Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) qualifying times, but suffered a 133-129 loss to Kutztown University on Saturday. The California University of Pennsylvania swimming team swept the two relay events and added individual victories in seven events. Freshmen Melissa Gates (Lancaster, Pa. / Conestoga Valley), Marianne Juhl (Virum, Denmark/Caspar Henriksen) and Katie Matuszewski (Pittsburgh, Pa./Montour) each led the Vulcans with two individual wins. Cal U opened the meet with a win in the 200 medley relay when senior Lea Mastascusa (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park), senior April Staniszewski (South Park, Pa./South Park), Matuszewski and newcomer Teresa Hernandez-Verdu posted a time of 1 minute, 53.20 seconds. Juhl claimed a first-place finish and PSAC cut with a time of 10:49.53 in the 1000 freestyle. She added her second win of the meet in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:21.43,Read More »
CALIFORNIA (Jan. 10) – Behind a career-high 40 points, senior guard Lindsay Johnson (New Springfield, Ohio/Springfield) scored her 1,000 career point on Saturday at Hamer Hall and helped lead the No. 8 Vulcans to a 100-58 victory Cheyney University in Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Crossover action. The California University of Pennsylvania women’s basketball team improves to 10-2 overall after winning eight of their last nine games. With the loss, Cheyney falls to 5-3. Johnson becomes the 22nd player in program history to join the 1,000-point club, joining teammate Brooque Williams (Pittsburgh, Pa./Perry) who reached the milestone on Wednesday. Johnson finished the game with 40 points on 14-of-21 attempts, including six-of-eight from beyond the arc. The 40 points ranks her second in single-game school history behind only the record 64 scored by Lara Thornton in 1994. Johnson torched the Wolves for 27 points in the first half after making fiveRead More »
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (Jan 4) ‚Äì In a rematch of last season‚Äôs NCAA East Regional Championship, the California University of Pennsylvania men‚Äôs basketball team suffered a 71-65 loss against Millersville University on Sunday in a Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Crossover game at the Pucillo Gymnasium. After losing three-straight games for the first time since the 2004-05 season, the Vulcans fall to 4-5 this season. Meanwhile, the Marauders snapped a three-game skid and move to 5-6 on the year. Junior guard Jerial Nixon (Lorain, Ohio/Lorain Admiral King) led Cal U in scoring with 15 points on five-of-eight attempts, including a pair of three-pointers. Senior forward Julian Logan (Kalamazoo, Mich./Loy Norrix) and graduate student forward Samba Fall (Dakar, Senegal (Africa)/Jean DeLafontaine) each added nine points. Logan led the team with nine rebounds (five offensive). Senior guard Kenny Johnson (Beaver Falls, Pa./Beaver Falls), who led all players with five steals, and freshman guardRead More »
ASHLAND, Ohio (Dec. 28) ‚Äì Despite three players scoring in double figures and making a season-high 12 three-pointers, the California University of Pennsylvania men‚Äôs basketball team suffered an 88-83 loss to Aquinas College (Mich.) on Sunday at the Kates Gymnasium in the first day of the Holiday Inn Express Classic, hosted by Ashland University. The Vulcans fall to 4-3 and will face either host Ashland or Humber College (Ontario) in consolation action tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 29. Sophomore guard Joe Berenato (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) paced Cal U with a career-high 21 points off the bench, while senior forward Julian Logan (Kalamazoo, Mich./Loy Norrix) and junior guard Jerial Nixon (Lorain, Ohio/Lorain Admiral King) added 16 and 15 points, respectively. Senior guard Kenny Johnson (Beaver Falls, Pa./Beaver Falls) finished with eight points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals in his first start of the season.
Johnson named All-American by Daktronics WICHITA FALLS, Texas (Dec. 9) – California University of Pennsylvania junior cornerback Terrence Johnson (Braddock, Pa./Woodland Hills) was named to the Daktronics, Inc., Division II All-America Second Team, as selected by a national vote of Division II Sports Information Directors. Johnson is the sixth different player for the Vulcans to earn All-America honors from Daktronics since 2004. Last season, Cal U featured four players on the Daktronics All-America teams, including first-team All-American offensive lineman Tim McCutcheon. A three-year starter, Johnson led the team and ranked among the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) leaders with five interceptions, tying a career high. The 6-0 cornerback registered a career-best 46 tackles (34 solo) with 2.5 tackles for loss (TFL), three pass break-ups and two fumble recoveries. Johnson was one of 50 players named an All-American by Daktronics and was just one of 13 juniors on the two squads.Read More »
SALEM, W.Va. (Dec. 3) ‚Äì Sophomore guard Joe Berenato (Pittsburgh, Pa./Central Catholic) led three players in double-figures on Wednesday, as the California University of Pennsylvania men‚Äôs basketball team registered an 82-60 win over Salem International University for its first win of the season. The Vulcans move to 1-2 overall on the season, while the Tigers remain winless at 0-4. Berenato scored a season and career-high 19 points in 21 minutes after making seven-of-nine attempts from the floor. The 6-3 guard made two three-pointers and collected four rebounds in the victory.
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (Dec. 2) ‚Äì Behind double-double performances by junior guard Brooque Williams (Pittsburgh, Pa./Perry) and sophomore forward Kayla Smith (Elkins, W.Va./Elkins), the No. 4 Vulcans cruised to a 94-67 victory against the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown on Tuesday at the Sports Center. The California University of Pennsylvania women‚Äôs basketball team, who moved up to No. 4 in the latest edition of the USA Today/ESPN Coaches‚Äô Poll earlier in the day, improves to 5-1 this season. Meanwhile, UPJ falls to 1-5. Williams registered her second 30-point game of the season and fifth of her career, finishing with 30 points on 13-of-23 shooting. The athletic guard also collected her fourth double-double of the year, posting 11 rebounds (five offensive), six assists and three steals. Williams helped the Vulcans take an 11-point halftime lead after scoring 15 points and playing all 20 minutes in the first half. Smith set season highs in bothRead More »