Middletown, Pa- The Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Soccer Team earned the number three spot in the top ten by earning the team’s first ever CAC and ECAC playoff berth. The Lions used CAC wins over Southern Virginia, Wesley, York, and Marymount to earn the playoff opportunity.
Tempe, Az- The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2018 All-Academic Teams and Scholar-Athletes on Tuesday. The Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Tennis team earned All-Academic Team status with five players earning Scholar-Athlete status. Four members of the Men’s Tennis Team earned Scholar-Athlete status. In all, 735 teams and 4,328 student-athletes across all five divisions of college tennis were honored.
Middletown, Pa- The Penn State Harrisburg Softball Team secured its first ever CAC playoff appearance, earning the number four spot in our count down. The Lions used CAC wins over Southern Virginia, Wesley, and Mary Washington to earn the playoff berth.
Middletown, Pa- The Penn State Harrisburg Track & Field team had success at the CAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships winning multiple individual championships. Sarah Lehman and Rae Rae Taylor captured championships at both the indoor and outdoor championships, and Jalil Clayton picked up a CAC Outdoor Championship.
Lexington, Ky. - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 975 teams have earned the AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2017-2018 season including the Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Volleyball team. This number breaks the previous year's total of 835 to set an all-time high.
Penn State Harrisburg Intercollegiate Athletics will return to the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) starting in the 2019-2020 season, after six years in the Capital Athletic Conference (CAC). The college was formerly a member of NEAC from 2007 to 2013.
Middletown, Pa- The Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Soccer Team has captured the number seven spot in our count down by earning an ECAC Playoff Bid and having Chase Vilga and Victor Weaver selected to the CAC All-Conference Team.
Middletown, Pa. - Madison Hemler and Kristen Stark from the Penn State Harrisburg women's soccer team were selected as the #8 moment after being named to the CAC All-Conference team for the 2017 season. Stark led the Lions in scoring and Hemler led the defensive line while also scoring three goals.
Middletown, Pa. - The Penn State Harrisburg women's basketball player Tessa Dolce was selected for the ninth best moment of the 2017-2018 season. Tessa received CAC All-Conference honors for her fantastic performance throughout the 2017-2018 season.
Middletown, Pa. - On Thursday, June 28th, Athletic Director, Rahsaan Carlton announced that Penn State Harrisburg Baseball standout sophomore outfielder Bret Williams and Women’s Track & Field All-American Sarah Lehman were named the school’s 2017-2018 Male and Female Student-Athletes of the Year.
Middletown, Pa. - The Penn State Harrisburg men's basketball was selected as the #10 moment of this past year with their tournament win to start the season. Harrisburg won their first game over Immaculata 85-60, before hosting Mount Union in the championship. The Lions took home the trophy with an exciting 73-68 win.
Middletown, Pa. - The Penn State Harrisburg Athletics Department had a strong showing on and off the field in the 2017-2018 campaign. In the classroom the Lions exceeded expectation with over 40% of the student athletes being named to the CAC All-Academic Team.
La Crosse, WI- Cameron Yon earned All-American honors at the NCAA Division III Championships in the Discus Throw, by taking seventh place in the Discus Throw, tossing the discus 51.35 Meters. Jalil Clayton and Alex White also took part in the Championship, competing in the 110 Meter Hurdles, 400 Meter Hurdles and Long Jump.
La Crosse, WI- Sarah Lehman took fifth place in the Triple Jump at the NCAA Division III Championships, earning her All-American honors. Lehman traveled 11.95 Meters in the event, capturing the honors. Rae Rae Taylor also competed at the Championships, taking 12th in the Heptathlon.
La Crosse, WI- Regional Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the 2018 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field season were announced Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Penn State Harrisburg's Sarah Lehman was selected as the Mid-East Region Women's Field Athlete Of The Year by the Association. Lehman, a freshman from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, was the CAC Rookie of the Year after winning a league title in the triple jump while placing second in the long jump. Her season-best triple jump mark of 11.96m (39-3) ranked eighth nationally, while her long jump mark of 5.72m (18-9¼) sat 19th nationally.
Harrisburg, PA- Bret Williams was named to the ABCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team and was named to the All-ECAC First Team after a spectacular sophomore season. Williams led the Lions offensively batting .365 with 66 Hits including 10 Doubles, 4 Triples, and 14 Home Runs.
The Penn State Harrisburg Athletics program hosted their annual golf tournament on Wednesday May 23rd at both the Harrisburg Country Club and Colonial Country Club. It was a fun and exciting tournament and we want to thank all the sponsors and participants for all their support of the programs. Check out the photo gallery from the tournament now.
Harrisburg, Pa.- The Penn State Harrisburg Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams are sending five athletes to participate in the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on May 24-26 in Spire, Ohio. On the Women’s side Sarah Lehman will take part in the Long Jump and Triple Jump, and Rae Rae Taylor will compete in the Heptathlon. For the Men’s team, Cameron Yon qualified in the Discus Throw, Jalil Clayton qualified in the 110 Meter Hurdles and 400 Meter Hurdles, and Alex White qualified in the Long Jump.
Baltimore, MD- Penn State Harrisburg Men’s Track & Field team took 3rd out of 28 teams at the ECAC Championships hosted by Johns Hopkins. Jalil Clayton picked up a pair of ECAC Championships in the 110 Meter Hurdles and 400 Meter Hurdles. Cameron Yon picked up the ECAC Championship in the Discus Throw and Alex White won the ECAC Championship in the High Jump. Finally Daniel Parker won the ECAC Championship in the Javelin Throw.
Baltimore, MD- Penn State Harrisburg Women’s Track & Field team took 11th out of 28 teams at the ECAC Championships hosted by Johns Hopkins. Sarah Lehman won the Triple Jump and took second in the Long jump. Rae Rae Taylor took second in the Heptathlon and Rachale Hair took seventh in the Discus Throw for the Lions.
Harrisburg, Pa- Penn State Harrisburg earned a pair of spots on the All-CAC Baseball team, with sophomore outfielder Bret Williams leading the way as a first-team selection. Williams was a second-team all-star as a freshman last spring. Junior shortstop Miguel Torres claimed second team honors for the Lions.
Harrisburg, Pa- Penn State Harrisburg junior Jalil Clayton earned first team honors in the 400 hurdles. Second-team performers for the Lions were junior Cameron Yon in the discus and sophomore Joseph Rebarchak in the javelin. Yon claimed All-CAC honors in the discus for the third straight season, while Rebarchak was a repeat All-CAC honoree in the javelin.
Harrisburg, Pa- Sarah Lehman, who also secured Rookie of the Year honors at the indoor championships, becomes the first Penn State Harrisburg athlete to win Outdoor Rookie of the Year. Lehman won the triple jump and finished second in the long jump for the Lions at the championships. Rae Rae Taylor secured a pair of individual titles in the long jump and javelin en route to All-CAC first team accolades.
Salisbury, MD. – The Penn State Harrisburg Baseball team could not overcome slow starts in both CAC Championship game series falling to Salisbury. After an outstanding regular and postseason, the Lions will now wait to see if they have earned an At-Large Bid into the NCAA Tournament.
The Penn State Harrisburg men's baseball team hosted the nationally ranked Arcadia Knights on Wednesday May 9th in a contest that could have NCAA Tournament implications. After an amazing bottom of the nighth three inning comeback to even the game at 12, the Lions were unable to hold on and fell in eleventh to the #25 ranked Knights. Full recap coming soon....
Winchester, VA. – Penn State Harrisburg Baseball dropped a non-conference match up against Shenandoah University. The Lions held the Hornets to just seven hits, but could not find enough offense to pick up the win.
Penn State Harrisburg sophomore Bret Williams collected CAC Player of the Week accolades after hitting three home runs, driving in eight RBIs and scoring eight times in a 3-0 weekend that sent the Lions to the CAC Championship series. In three CAC Tournament games, Williams was 6-for-13 (.462) at the plate with three home runs, two doubles and three walks. For the week, he posted a .563 on-base percentage and a slugging percentage of 1.308.
Salisbury, MD.- Penn State Harrisburg Men’s and Women’s Track & Field teams had very successful outing in the CAC Championships held at Salisbury University. The Men’s team finished sixth with a team score of 56 Points. The Women’s team scored 52 Points which earned them a seventh place finish. Rae Taylor, Sarah Lehman, and Jalil Clayton each won CAC Championships in various events. All together fifteen different Lions scored points in the championships.
Newport News, VA. – Penn State Harrisburg Baseball defeated Christopher Newport to win Pod B and earn a trip to the CAC Championship Series next weekend. The Lions took the lead in the fourth inning when Bret Williams launched a 3-Run Home Run over the center field fence. RBI Doubles from Alex Cline and Zachary Koroneos in the sixth and eighth inning extended the lead. Relief Pitcher Bobby Patterson came in the sixth inning and shut down the Captain’s offense allowing just three hits the rest of the way.