Penn State Altoona athletics round-up April 10-16

All-North Eastern Athletic Conference team

(Left to right): Penn State Altoona men's volleyball players Dan Downs, Justin Bannister, Brandon Arentz, and Tommy Kisick were all voted to the All-North Eastern Athletic Conference team, which was announced last week.

Credit: Penn State


Pitt-Greensburg 19, Penn State Altoona 6

Pitt-Greensburg 16, Penn State Altoona 4

#21 La Roche College 5, Penn State Altoona 1

#21 La Roche College 10, Penn State Altoona 4

D’Youville College 12, Penn State Altoona 8

Penn State Altoona 16, D’Youville College 6

Lions sophomore outfielder Peter Jacobs (Dix Hills, NY/Half Hollow Hills West) hit .409 (9-for-22) last week with seven runs scored, three RBI, two doubles, and one home run.

Men’s tennis

Frostburg State University 7, Penn State Altoona 2

Franciscan University 9, Penn State Altoona 0

With his 6-4, 6-0 win in No. 2 singles on Friday, April 13, at Frostburg State University, senior Thomas Graden (Hummelstown, PA/Lower Dauphin) moved into a tie for second place on the Penn State Altoona men’s tennis team’s all-time singles wins record.

Men’s volleyball

Penn State Altoona 3, Medaille College 1 (NEAC Tournament, First Round)

Lancaster Bible College 3, Penn State Altoona 0 (NEAC Tourmament, Semifinal)

Four Lions were voted to the North Eastern Athletic Conference’s All-Conference squad last week. Senior middle hitter Dan Downs (Reading, PA/Daniel Boone) was voted first team All-NEAC, senior middle/opposite hitter Justin Bannister (Willow Hill, PA/Fannett-Metal) and sophomore libero Brandon Arentz (Mount Wolf, PA/Northeastern) were both second team selections, and sophomore setter Tommy Kisick (Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe) was a third team All-Conference pick.


Penn State Altoona 9, Pitt-Greensburg 5

Pitt-Greensburg 11, Penn State Altoona 10

Penn State Altoona 10, Juniata College 3

Penn State Altoona 6, Juniata College 6

Junior shortstop Haley Giedroc (Howard, PA/Bald Eagle) hit .500 (6-for-12) for the Lady Lions last week, finishing the week with 10 RBI, eight runs scored, four stolen bases, four walks, two home runs and two doubles.

Home games this week*

Tuesday, April 17

Softball vs. Mount Aloysius College (doubleheader) – 3 p.m. – Stewart Athletic Field

Wednesday, April 18

Men’s Tennis vs. Waynesburg – 4 p.m. – Leopold Tennis Courts at Altoona Area H.S.

Thursday, April 19

Softball vs. La Roche College (doubleheader) – 3 p.m. – Stewart Athletic Field

Saturday, April 21

Baseball vs. Penn State Behrend (doubleheader) – 1 p.m. – Juniata Civic Baseball Field

Sunday, April 22

Softball vs. D’Youville College (doubleheader) – 1 p.m. – Stewart Athletic Field

Baseball vs. Frostburg State University (single game) – 2 p.m. – Juniata Civic Baseball Field

*Please note: The start times, dates and location of outdoor sporting events are subject to change based on weather and field conditions. Please check for any updates.