Penn State York Sports Teams are Strong Heading to Tournaments
Penn State York's soccer team is in the top spot in the 2009 Penn State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC) with a record of (9-0-1). York is the top seed going into the semi-finals on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. on their home field at the campus.
“It’s a very nice accomplishment for the young men since we’ve been the number 2 seed for three years running. It was our goal to win the regular season championship outright which puts us as the number 1 seed,” said Rich Chilcoat, Penn State York’s head soccer coach. “Although we’re the number 1 seed, Penn College is still the team to beat because they are the reigning champs.”
Both York and Penn College (8-1-1) will receive a first round bye with the other seeds being finalized this week. York will host the number 4 seed on Oct. 28 and if they win, the PSUAC championship game will be played at York at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.
“This is the first time in my relationship with Penn State York, about nine years, that we’ve finished the season undefeated in league play and this is a great opportunity for the team both in the PSUAC and the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA).”
Last year, Penn State York’s soccer team fell to Penn College 1-0 in the championship match of PSUAC. The team then went on to earn an at-large bid in the USCAA and finished fifth in the national tournament held in Pontiac, Michigan. York is coached by Chilcoat and Ben Otterson, assistant coach.
Penn State York’s tennis team (11-1) is tied for the lead in the PSUAC and heads to the Sarni Tennis Center this weekend on Oct. 24 and Oct. 25 in State College with a number of players seeded at No.1. York’s tennis team won the PSUAC last year with a record of 13-1 and finished as runner-up in the season-ending PSUAC tournament at the Sarni Center. The team is coached by Michael Arnold.
Penn State York's women's volleyball team (9-7) heads to the playoffs on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Penn State Beaver. The team finished sixth in the PSUAC and will play number 3 seed Beaver at 5:30 p.m. The winner of this game will travel to University Park on Saturday, Oct. 31 for the semi-finals. The championship is set for Sunday, Nov. 1 in Rec Hall at University Park. Last year York finished with a 12-5 record and lost in the championships to their rival, Penn State Beaver. Meggan Clancy is the head coach for the team and Courtney Boyer is the assistant coach.