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La Salle Women's Swimming Defeats Drexel, 157-117 | cnbnews

Complete Results PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle women's swimming and diving team earned a commanding victory over the Drexel Dragons at the season-opening meet with a score of 157-117. The women started off the meet with a win in the 200 yard medley relay when the team of Amina Wilson, Elizabeth Jordan, Lianne McCluskey, and Katie Snee clocked a time of 1:49.42 for a clear two-second victory. “Today was a great example of what we the coaches have been seeing daily from our teams,” said head coach Matt Nunnally. “We got in the pool and competed every race. It is... Read more →

Explorers Slay Dragons, 152-140

Complete Results PHILADELPHIA – The La Salle men's swimming and diving squad earned a decisive victory over the Drexel Dragons at the season-opener with a score of 152-140. The Explorers started off the day with a win in the 200 medley relay when the team of Daniel Fitzgerald, Blase Szyszko, Greg Fischer, and Brian Batson clocked a time of 1:34.52. “Today was a great example of what we the coaches have been seeing daily from our teams,” noted head coach Matt Nunnally. “We got in the pool and competed every race. It is great to come out on top in... Read more →

La Salle Athletics Congratulates Coach Pat Farrell on 200th Win

PHILADELPHIA - La Salle Athletics would like to congratulate men's soccer head coach Pat Farrell, who guided the Explorers to his 200th career win on Friday night against George Washington. The Explorers gave Farrell his 200th victory in style, cruising past the Colonials 4-0 in the highest offensive output of the season. "I'd like to thank La Salle University, the administration at La Salle and the Athletic Department, Support Services, Academic Support, Athletic Training, the strength and conditioning coaches, the equipment coordinators and facilities operations for all their help and support over the years," Farrell said. "I'd also like to... Read more →

La Salle Women's Soccer Defeats Charlotte, 2-1, First Place In Atlantic 10

Molly Gallagher October 14, 2012 Box Score PHILADELPHIA - La Salle women's soccer defeats Charlotte, 2-1, to remain undefeated in the Atlantic 10 Conference and claim sole possession of first place in the league. After falling 1-0 in the 24th minute when Charlotte's Carrie Dail chipped one over La Salle's Gabrielle Pakhtigian, the Explorers pressed on offensively, recording nine shots to the 49ers two in the first half. With under eight minutes left in the half, sophomore Kelsey Haycook received a pass from junior Renee Washington, juggled over the Charlotte defender and buried a shot into the back of the... Read more →

Temple Defeats La Salle, 2-1, In Atlantic 10 Action

NCAA FIELD HOCKEY PHILADELPHIA – Temple scored five minutes into the game and never looked back in handing La Salle a 2-1 Atlantic 10 loss on Friday afternoon at DeVincent Field. Junior Olivia Shoemaker (Telford, Pa. / Souderton) scored the Explorers' only goal while sophomore Lisa Shaffer (Hershey, Pa. / Lower Dauphin) stopped ten shots by the Owls potent offense, which leads the A-10 in goals, assists and points. TU's Amber Youtz scored her league-best 16th goal of the season in the fifth minute. After taking a pass into the circle she made a nifty move to create space and... Read more →

LaSalle Defeats VCU, 2-1, As Senior Class Becomes Winningest In School History

Molly Gallagher October 7, 201 RICHMOND, Va. – La Salle women's soccer's senior class became the winningest class in school history on Sunday when they overcame a 1-0 deficit to defeat VCU, 2-1. “It was a tremendous team win, especially for our seniors who just won their 10th game this season and became the all-time winningest class,” said head coach Paul Royal. “It shows their commitment and dedication for our program. It was great to see our work ethic and fitness level play a huge part in our perseverance for today's win.” After relinquishing a goal just three minutes into... Read more →

Dolhansky Nets Overtime Goal To Propel Women's Soccer Past Duquesne | cnbnews

PHILADELPHIA – La Salle sophomore Anna Dolhansky (Blackwood, N.J./Triton Regional) netted her second game-winning goal of the weekend to propel the Explorers past conference foe Duquense in overtime, 1-0, to improve to 2-0 in Atlantic 10 play on Sunday. “Atlantic 10 games are really important for us, we’re looking to win the championship this year and I think not me playing last year has made me even more excited to be out here,” said Dolhansky, who redshirted in 2011. “I’m doing everything I can to help the team.” Despite outshooting the Dukes 32-5, the Explorers could not find the back... Read more →

La Salle Falls 3-0 to Dayton -cnbnews

PHILADELPHIA - La Salle volleyball fought hard on Friday night, but fell 3-0 (25-16, 25-18, 25-13) to No. 20 Dayton at Tom Gola Arena. The Flyers (11-4, 3-0 A-10) nixed the gritty Explorer effort by hitting .330 (45 kills-10 errors-106 attempts) as a team and accumulating 7.5 blocks on the night. In contrast, La Salle hit .132 (30 kills-16 errors-106 attempts) and posted no blocks. Dayton cruised to a first set victory but La Salle countered with a strong start to the second. With the set locked up 7-7, the Flyers put their foot on the gas pedal, rattling off... Read more →

Villanova Takes Philly Battle Over La Salle, 2-1

VILLANOVA, Pa. - A late goal by Rob Friskey (King of Prussia, Pa./Penn Charter) was not enough to counter a 2-0 Villanova lead as the Wildcats took a 2-1 decision on Thursday afternoon. Friskey's goal came in the 68th minute when he found the ball in traffic in front of the net and launched a header in for the score. Villanova (6-2) took a 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the game on the first of two Kyle Soroka goals. Soroka collected his own rebound and sank it in for the first score. Soroka then took a free kick... Read more →

Minnesota Lynx, Coached by La Salle Alumna Cheryl Reeve, Honored at the White House

PHILADELPHIA - La Salle alum Cheryl Reeve had the opportunity to celebrate her 2011 WNBA championship title again on Tuesday, when she and her Minnesota Lynx team visited with President Barack Obama at the White House. Reeve, who was a vital player on the Explorers' 1987-88 nationally ranked women's basketball team, guided the Minnesota Lynx to the WNBA title with a three-game sweep of the Atlanta Dream in the finals last October and was named the 2011 WNBA Coach of the Year. Reeve guided her Lynx squad to a remarkable turnaround capped off by last season's championship title. The team... Read more →

LaSalle Places 6th in Golf Tourney -

September 17, 2012 Complete Results OLEAN, N.Y. – The La Salle golf team shot a team score of 308 (+28) in the second round of the 24th Leo Keenan Invitational to place sixth in the eight team field, with junior Mike Johnson leading the way shooting a two day total of 72-75=147 (+7) to finish in a tie for seventh. For the second straight day Johnson eagled the far four 16th hole. Today he nearly aced it, hitting his tee shot to within a foot of the hole for a tap-in two. He followed it up with a birdie on... Read more →

Women's Soccer Defeats Loyola, 2-0, To Wrap Up Five Game Road Streak

Molly Gallagher September 14, 2012 PHILADELPHIA – La Salle women's soccer defeated Loyola (Md.) on two first half goals to wrap up a five game stretch on the road. Junior Leigh Gray netted her second goal of the season, the game-winner, in the fifteenth minute of play when the Explorers converted a Greyhound goal kick of a header from sophomore Anna Dolhanksy and a through pass from senior Erin Brennan. "It was really great to see Leigh open up the game early on and finish a difficult chance," said head coach Paul Royal. "It really set a positive tone for... Read more →

La Salle Basketball Welcomes Delaware Transfer Khalid Lewis

Point guard will be eligible to compete in 2013-14 PHILADELPHIA – Khalid Lewis (Trenton, N.J. / Trenton Catholic Academy), who started all 32 games at point guard for Delaware as a freshman, has enrolled in class at La Salle University and will be a member of the men’s basketball program, head coach Dr. John Giannini announced. Lewis will be eligible to compete in 2013-14 after sitting out this season due to NCAA transfer regulations. Lewis will have three years of eligibility remaining for the Explorers. “Khalid gives us a proven player who played a lot of minutes as a freshman... Read more →

La Salle University Athletics - Women's Soccer Ranked No. 22 in Soccer America National Poll

PHILADELPHIA – La Salle women's soccer is ranked No. 22 in this week's Soccer America National Poll and No. 1 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Mid-Atlantic Regional Poll. This is the second consecutive week that the Explorers have earned the NSCAA Regional honor. “It's real nice for our ladies to receive the respect they deserve,” said head coach Paul Royal. “However, at the same time our girls are staying focused on improving each day so that we're more prepared for our A-10 season.” The Explorers, who were unranked in the Soccer America poll last week, defeated... Read more →

Jessi Lieb Named Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach at La Salle

PHILADELPHIA – Jessi Lieb, a three-year player on the US National Lacrosse Team and four-year Penn State student-athlete, joins the La Salle community as an Assistant Coach for the lacrosse program after a stint as an assistant at Lock Haven, announced by Head Coach Candace Taglianetti Bossell. "I am so thankful and honored for the opportunity to be a part of the La Salle athletics community,” Lieb said. “I hope to make an immediate impact on this year’s team and look forward to working with this group of student-athletes.” “I am thrilled to welcome Jessi to our Explorer family,” Taglianetti... Read more →

La Salle Adds Muir, Pannulla to XC/T&F Staff

PHILADELPHIA – Tina Muir and Tom Pannulla have been named as cross country/track and field assistants, head coach Dan Ireland announced today. “We are very excited to incorporate both of these individuals into the Explorer cross country and track and field coaching staffs,” Ireland said. “The addition of these two individuals will help us continue to uphold the La Salle tradition and hopefully take it to new heights in the coming years.” Tina Muir enjoyed a decorated distance career at Ferris State University from 2008-12. During her tenure as a Bulldog, Muir set PR’s in the 1500m (4:26), 5K (16:10),... Read more →

LaSalle Field Hockey Opens Season August 24 in Stanford

PHILADELPHIA – Kristina Foster and Nick Bryan have been named assistant coaches for the La Salle field hockey program, head coach Michelle Marks announced today. “Kristina did an excellent job helping our team reach the postseason last year,” Marks said. “She brings a lot of energy to our program and we’re excited to work together for another season.” Foster spent the 2011 season as a graduate assistant coach with the Explorers, helping the team reach the Atlantic 10 Tournament and tie the program record for most A-10 wins. A Tabernacle, N.J. native, Foster spent the 2010 season as an assistant... Read more →

La Salle's Mike Johnson Tees It Up At U.S. Amateur Beginning On Monday

CHERRY HILLS VILLAGE, Colo. - La Salle junior Mike Johnson will begin play in the 112th Annual U.S. Amateur Championship on Monday at Cherry Hills Country Club outside of Denver. He tees off on Monday at 12:25 PM (2:25 EDT) on the Cherry Hills course and on Tuesday he will play the Common Ground course at 7:10 AM (9:10 ET). Live statistics can be found here. The first two days of the Amateur Championship are stroke play, 18 holes each day, with the top 64 scores advancing to match play, which begins on Wednesday. TV coverage also begins on Wednesday... Read more →

Explorers Picked Third In A-10 Preseason Coaches Poll

PHILADELPHIA – Following a historic season in 2011 that saw the program's first-ever NCAA tournament appearance, La Salle Women's Soccer has been predicted to finish third in the Atlantic 10 according to preseason voting conducted by the league's 16 head coaches. The Explorers, under the leadership of 2011 A-10 Coach of the Year Paul Royal, finished atop the conference standings in 2011, going undefeated in league play (7-0-2) and winning their first-ever Atlantic 10 regular season title. After a tough 1-0 loss in the conference tournament the squad earned an at-large bid into the NCAA tournament. In their most recent... Read more →

Torresani Named Assistant Baseball Coach at La Salle

PHILADELPHIA – La Salle head baseball coach Mike Lake has added former Chestnut Hill assistant Bryan Torresani to his coaching staff for the 2013 baseball season. “We’re very happy and fortunate to have Bryan join our staff,” Lake said. “He’ll add a lot with his disciplined demeanor and will help with recruiting as well.” Torresani has spent the last five years in the dugout for the Griffins and was named the team’s pitching coach in 2010. In addition, Torresani assumed duties as an admissions counselor at the school. Torresani looks forward to working with Coach Lake and sees the baseball... Read more →

Christy Inks Professional Contract With Evansville Otters of Frontier League

Frontier League (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA - Former La Salle Explorer pitcher Kevin Christy (Hatfield, Pa. / North Penn) has chosen to further his baseball career after signing a contract with the Evansville Otters of the Frontier League, the team announced today. The Frontier League is an independent baseball league headquartered in Sauget, Illinois. Christy enjoyed a standout career on the mound for La Salle, graduating as the school’s all-time strikeout leader with 227. In addition, he finished in the top 10 in five other categories in program history (ERA, appearances, starts, innings pitched, and wins). As a senior in... Read more →

La Salle’s McCarthy Named to USL PDL Eastern All-Conference Team

PHILADELPHIA - John McCarthy (Cinnaminson, N.J./Northeast Catholic), who spent the summer playing for the Ocean City Nor'easters of the USL Premier Development League, was named to the Eastern Conference All-Conference Team, announced Monday by the United Soccer Leagues (USL). McCarthy played 14 of 17 regular season games in goal, registering 67 saves and recording a .725 goals against average. He helped the squad to a 13-3 record as well as the Mid-Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference titles. The team finished with the third best record in the 73-team Premier Development League, including all conferences. The squad clinched a playoff berth... Read more →

La Salle's McGlinchey, Lutz Earn USTFCCCA All-Academic Status

PHILADELPHIA - La Salle's Meghan McGlinchey (West Deptford, N.J./West Deptford)and Meghan Lutz (Langhorne, Pa./Nazareth Academy) were named to the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Assocation (USTFCCCA) national All-Academic Team for the 2011-12 track & field season, announced on Wednesday. McGlinchey and Lutz are two of 676 student-athletes who qualified for the All-Academic Team. A total of 171 institutions are represented. La Salle has had at least one cross country and/or track and field athlete on the All-Academic Team every year since 1998. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.25 grade point average and... Read more →

La Salle’s McPeak, Reilly Named USTFCCCA All-Academic

PHILADELPHIA - Recent La Salle graduate Terence McPeak (Audubon, N.J./Gloucester Catholic) and rising senior Paul Reilly (Dresher, Pa./Upper Dublin) have been named to the national All-Academic Team, announced by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) on Tuesday. There are 431 All-Academic honorees representing 148 institutions. La Salle has had at least one cross country and/or track & field honoree each year since 1998. McPeak is a nine-time Atlantic 10 medalist, earning four individual medals and helping five relay squads to the medal stand. During his senior indoor season, he was crowned the 800 meter... Read more →

La Salle’s Pat Christensen Named To Cape Cod League All-Star Team

Rising senior to play for East All-Stars on Saturday PHILADELPHIA – La Salle rising senior Pat Christensen (La Jolla, Calif. / La Jolla)has been named to the Cape Cod League All-Star team, it was announced last week. Christensen, a reliever for the Orleans Firebirds, was named to the East All-Stars, who take on the West contingent on July 28 at Whitehouse Field in Harwich. He is the only Atlantic 10 and Big 5 player named to the CCBL All-Star team. The Cape Cod League is considered the top summer league for collegiate players and has been in operation since 1885.... Read more →


MALVERN, Pa. – La Salle rising junior Mike Johnson (Ambler, Pa. / Hatboro-Horsham) shot a 68-73=141 (-1) on Wednesday at Applebrook and Waynesborough Country Clubs to qualify for the US Amateur Championship, which will be contested August 13-19 at Cherry Hills Country Club in Colorado. Johnson finished fifth in the 143-player field and the top six players advanced. Johnson began the day at Waynesborough CC and strung together seven straight pars before carding a birdie on the 250-yard, par three 17th hole. After a par on 18, he made the turn and began to catch fire. Johnson recorded three birdies... Read more →

La Salle Promotes Ally Kenney to Assistant Women's Soccer Coach

La Salle Explorers Basketball athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA - Ally Kenney, who has spent the last six years playing and coaching for La Salle head women’s soccer coach Paul Royal, has been promoted to the top assistant for the team, it was announced today. After graduating from La Salle in 2010, Kenney spent a season with the team as a volunteer assistant before being named a full-time assistant in 2011. “We're incredibly excited about the promotion of Ally Kenney to our top assistant position,” said Royal. “Ally has already accomplished so much in her first year; she led... Read more →

La Salle’s Blase Szyszko To Swim Two Events At US Olympic Trials

PHILADELPHIA - La Salle rising senior Blase Szyszko (Bensalem, Pa. / La Salle College HS) will swim the 100m and 200m breaststroke at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska later this month. The Bensalem, Pa. native will swim the 100m breast on June 25 and the 200m breast on June 28. "The biggest thing for me is going [to the trials] and having fun because that's what it's been about my whole life," explained Szysko. "This is going to be a once in a lifetime experience. You only get one shot so I'm going to go in and... Read more →

Ron Shoemaker Named Head Softball Coach At La Salle

La Salle Explorers Basketball athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) June 21 PHILADELPHIA – Ron Shoemaker, a former assistant softball coach at La Salle from 1994-97 who has ten years of Division I coaching experience, has been named the head softball coach for the Explorers, director of athletics Dr. Tom Brennan announced today. “Ron brings a great deal of experience at the NCAA Division I level, especially in our geographical area,” Brennan said. “He is committed to the student-athlete experience and has had success at every stop during his career. We look forward to him leading our softball program.” "I am... Read more →

CNBNews College Sports: Thornton Head Coach, LaSalle Teams Receive High Scores, Tighe Honored sports Thornton Named Head Coach of Stevens Swimming Programs HOBOKEN, N.J. (June 19, 2012) – Brad Thornton (New York, N.Y.) was officially named the head coach of the Stevens Institute of Technology men’s and women’s swimming programs Tuesday, Director of Athletics Russell Rogers (Branchburg, N.J.) announced. Thornton replaces Trevor Miele (New York, N.Y.) who recently departed for New York University. Thornton came to Stevens for the 2008-09 season and has been a key part in turning both teams into national powers, serving as the top assistant coach, associate head coach and most recently the interim head coach since May... Read more →

Former Explorer TJ Chism Named South Atlantic League All-Star

Savannah Sand Gnats (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA - Former La Salle pitcher TJ Chism, currently a member of the Savannah Sand Gnats in the New York Mets organization, has been named to the South Atlantic League Southern Division All-Star team. The SAL All-Star Game will be played on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:30 PM at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Ballpark, home of Class A Charleston RiverDogs. Chism has 12 saves and a 3.38 ERA while serving as the Sand Gnats closer. He has appeared in 24 games, all in relief, while throwing 26.1 innings. The southpaw has struck out 24... Read more →

La Salle Field Hockey And Men's Outdoor Track Receive NCAA Public Recognition Awards For Academics

PHILADELPHIA - Two La Salle teams - field hockey and men's outdoor track - have earned Public Recognition Awards from the NCAA based on their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rates (APR). Teams which score in the top 10 percent nationally in their respective sport are recognized. “These teams prove that it is possible to not only balance academic and athletic commitment, as most student-athletes do; but to exceed standards and post outstanding academic scores,” said NCAA President Mark Emmert. “The drive and determination shown in the classroom and on the field by these men and women represent what it means... Read more →

La Salle Field Hockey Signs Five To National Letters Of Intent

PHILADELPHIA - Five student-athletes—Juliana Carfagno (Collegeville, Pa. / Perkiomen Valley), Jenica Miller (Lititz, Pa. / Warwick), Kaylee Taillon (Lorton, Va. / South County), Emily Vasey (Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East), Taylor Yoder (Souderton, Pa. / Souderton) —have signed National Letters of Intent to play field hockey at La Salle University, head coach Michelle Marks announced today. “I am very pleased to announce our class of 2016,” Marks said. “They are a group of talented and intelligent young women that all possess unique qualities. I am very confident that these five incoming players have the ability to make an impact... Read more →


press release Feb. 26 PHILADELPHIA - With a 7-7 Atlantic 10 record, the La Salle women's basketball squad garnered the No. 8 seed in this week's 2012 Buick Atlantic 10 Championship. The Explorers will face No. 9 Xavier on Friday at 11:30 a.m. at Saint Joseph's Hagan Arena, the first of four first round games. The Explorers finished in a seventh place tie with Duquesne in the league standings, with the Dukes owning the tiebreaker for the No. 7 seed. They completed their best Atlantic 10 season since the 2006-07 squad also went 7-7. St. Bonaventure, which finished 14-0 in... Read more →

CNBNEWS College Sports: LaSalle to Honor Players and Coach, Gators and Ducks begin pursuit for three-peats

La Salle To Induct Four Into Hall Of Athletes On February 11 PHILADELPHIA - Three former athletes and a head coach will be inducted into the La Salle University Hall of Athletes, it was announced today by the La Salle Alumni Association and the Athletic Department. Former men’s and women’s cross country and track and field coach Charles Torpey and athletes Jenna Darcy ’05, Bob Moore ’66, and Karo Isajan ‘07 will be recognized at halftime of the men's basketball game on February 11 vs. Saint Louis. A post-game reception and the induction program will follow in the Ballroom of... Read more →

Tips and Snippets: 1960's Gloucester High Gridiron Coach to be Enshrined in College Football Hall of Fame

By Bill Cleary CNBNEWS.NET (CNBNEWS.NET)Former LaSalle Football Coach Bill Manlove (photo) will be heading to South Bend, Indiana this week for the College Football Hall of Fame ceremonies being held July 15-16. He is one of four coaches that will be enshrined. Knowledgable South Jersey football fans will remember Manlove as the head football coach at Gloucester City High School in the 1960‘s. A graduate of Temple University, Manlove taught math at GHS. Along with coaching football he also coached Lions freshman basketball. Former Gloucester City Mayor Bob Bevan, who was coached by Manlove said, ”I played for Bill in... Read more →

Gloucester City: Joe Gallagher, High School Baseball Coach, teacher and GHS Business Administrator

Bill, I just read in the Courier this morning that our teacher Joe Gallagher died on Wednesday, September 24th at the age of 76, and that there will be a viewing from 8:30-11:30 AM tomorrow morning, Tuesday,September 30th, followed by a funeral mass at noon. Both will be held at St. Vincent Pallotti Church in HaddonTwp. Joe was an excellent teacher, a fine role model, a great athlete and coach and just an all around great guy with a good sense of humor. I am sure that many of your readers would want to know this since Joe spent so... Read more →