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Penn State Behrend cross country runner Savanna Carr

Behrend cross-country teams win home-course invitational

The Behrend Lions won both the men’s and women’s fields at the Behrend Invitational cross-country race. Savanna Carr, a freshman from Franklin, won the women’s race, finishing in 19:35.0. The college’s soccer, golf, volleyball and tennis teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights.
Penn State Behrend cross country runner Savanna Carr

Savanna Carr

Savanna Carr, of Franklin, won the Penn State Behrend Invitational. She finished in 19:35.0.

The silhouette of a Penn State Behrend golfer

Behrend athletic teams open fall season with victories

The men’s soccer team at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College, won the Herb Lauffer Soccer Tournament with a 1-0 victory over SUNY Geneseo. The college’s golf, volleyball, tennis, cross country and water polo teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights.
A silhouette of a Penn State Behrend golfer

Behrend wins Pitt-Bradford invitational

The Penn State Behrend men's golf team won the Pitt-Bradford Invitational. Sean Sculley, a senior from Waterford, placed first.

Penn State Behrend baseball coach Paul Benim stands in front of Junker Center.

Longevity part of the game for Penn State Behrend coaches

The success of Penn State Behrend's athletics programs begins with our coaches. The current staff has an average of 12 years of experience with their teams.
Penn State Behrend baseball coach Paul Benim stands in front of Junker Center.

Paul Benim (Junker portrait)

Paul Benim has coached Penn State Behrend's baseball team for 22 seasons. "I'm still here because I saw what Behrend could be," he said.

Penn State Behrend men's soccer coach Dan Perritano stands on the sidelines.

Dan Perritano (on field)

Dan Perritano is in his 25th year as head coach of the Penn State Behrend men's soccer team. His teams have reached the NCAA Division III regional semifinals five times.

Penn State Behrend baseball coach Paul Benim stands outside the college's Junker Center

Longevity part of game for Penn State Behrend coaches

The average tenure of the athletics coaching staff at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is 12 years. "We all root for one another," said men's soccer coach Dan Perritano. "We all know how blessed we are to be here and do this."
Penn State Behrend men's soccer coach Dan Perritano stands on the sideline

Dan Perritano

Dan Perritano is in his 25th year as head coach of the Penn State Behrend men's soccer team. His teams have reached the NCAA Division III regional semifinals five times.

Head coach Dave Niland on the court with Penn State Behrend's basketball team

Dave Niland

Dave Niland has coached the Penn State Behrend men's basketball team for 23 seasons, reaching the NCAA Division III tournament seven times.

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