Pride of the Lion

2019 AMCC Champion cross-country team

Lions start strong

After three AMCC championship titles in men’s soccer, women’s volleyball, and women’s cross-country this fall, Penn State Behrend is in the lead for the 2019-20 President’s Cup title. The Lions collected 55.5 points out of a possible 67, for a league-high percentage ranking. A few highlights from the fall season:

Record-breaking time achieved

Junior Savanna Carr won the AMCC Championship for the second time with a record-breaking time of 22:10.4 and was named AMCC Runner of the Year. Additionally, she was the first cross-country runner from Behrend to qualify for the NCAA Championships twice during her athletic career, finishing in eighth place at the NCAA Mid-East Regional to qualify for the championships with a career-best time of 21:52.7 to earn All-Region honors. She finished eighth in the 500th win Dave Niland, head basketball coach, recently achieved his 500th career win, making him the second-winningest coach at Penn State Behrend behind head baseball coach Paul Benim.

Highest winning percentage

The men’s soccer team won its tenth AMCC title, finishing with nineteen wins and two losses. The team was ranked nationally the entire season and finished with the highest winning percentage in the nation before falling to the No. 9 ranked Kenyon Lords in the first round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in November.