Photo Credit: Penn State Athletics (www.lions-pride.com)

Photo Credit: Penn State Athletics (www.lions-pride.com)

Men’s Hockey and both our Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse teams had great success this weekend, but did you know that many of our other spring sports teams did, too? Check out the amazing accomplishments of our Penn State teams!

  • Gymnastics defeated Iowa 420.400-414.000 at home on Saturday in their senior meet. The score was the best Penn State had put up all season. Stephen Nedoroscik (Worcester, Mass.) and Leroy Clarke, Jr. (Maplewood, N.J.) tied for first on the pommel horse as Dominic DiFulvio (Marietta, N.Y.) claimed victory on both the still rings and vault. Wyatt Tyndall (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) was the victor on the parallel bars. “The guys are performing at near-championship percentage,” said head coach Randy Jepson. “Their execution was great, and when you do that, good things happen.”

 

  • 13 M. Volleyball fell to No. 7 Lewis and No. 10 Loyola-Chicago on the road. After taking Lewis to five sets, the Lions just could not gain the edge they needed to come away with a win. Luke Braswell (Manchester, Pa.) contributed 56 assists and Chris Nugent (Fair Lawn, N.J.) added 15 kills on 29 attempts. The Lions also struggled against Loyola, taking them to four sets before facing defeat. Matt Callaway (Wheaton, Ill.) led the team in blocks with three while Royce Clemens (York, Pa.) led the team in digs with 14. The Lions host No. 2 Ohio State on Tuesday in Rec Hall at 7 p.m.

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  • Sabrina Garcia (Etters, Pa.) received regular season All-America Honors for her outstanding performance this season. The sophomore was named a Second Team All-American for her routines on the uneven bars. Garcia claimed victory on the uneven bars four times this season. She is the Lions’ 94th All-American in the history of the program. Garcia was also named a First All-Team All-Big Ten honoree as well as a member of the Big Ten All-Championships Team.

 

  • Softball faced a tough competitor in No. 19 Michigan and could not walk away with the win. The team travelled to Ann Arbor to face the Wolverines. Rebecca Ziegler (Tucson, Az.) and Kristina Brackpool (Valencia, Calif.) notched the only two hits of the game for the Lions. Madison Seifert (Wildwood, Mo.) gave up seven hits to the Wolverines. The Lions are playing a three-game series against the Wolverines. The series will conclude on Sunday.

 

  • Tennis shutout conference competitor Wisconsin 7-0 this past week. Devan McCluskey (Phoenix, Az.), Katia Blik (Moscow, Russia), and Bennett Dunn (Orlando, Fl.) all were victorious in their singles sets. Penn State will host Maryland next weekend at the Sarni Tennis Center for a 5 p.m. first serve.

Congrats to all of our amazing teams!

Kristin is a member of the Class of 2017 at Penn State University. She is a Public Relations and Spanish double major who will be relocating to Denver post-grad. Kristin is passionate about writing stories that foster a sense of community through athletics. When she is not writing, Kristin is an avid triathlete who is always game for a run with friends.

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