Behrend tennis team wins AMCC championship

A Penn State Behrend tennis player hits a forehand shot.

The Penn State Behrend men's tennis team won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship, defeating Penn State Altoona, 5-1.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

ERIE, Pa. — The Penn State Behrend men’s tennis team won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship, defeating Penn State Altoona, 5-1. The team earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament.

Behrend’s baseball, softball, water polo and track and field teams also were in action last week. Here are the scores and highlights:


  • Penn State Behrend 8, Westminster 7 (9 innings)
  • Penn State Behrend 6, Westminster 1
  • Allegheny 5, Penn State Behrend 4
  • Penn State Behrend 17, Hilbert 2
  • Penn State Behrend 10, Hilbert 0

Isaac Stouffer, a junior from Punxsutawney, hit a home run in the nightcap against Westminster. Three innings later, he hit a two-run triple.



  • Marietta 8, Penn State Behrend 0 (5 innings)
  • Marietta 12, Penn State Behrend 10
  • Penn State Behrend 5, Pitt-Bradford 0
  • Penn State Behrend 17, Pitt-Bradford 4

The Lions scored 17 runs in two innings in the nightcap against Pitt-Bradford. In the opener, Ashleigh Schmidt, a senior from Sarver, threw a one-hit shutout, striking out nine batters.


Men’s track and field

Dan Dabrowski, a sophomore from Harborcreek, won the discus event at the Behrend Invitational, completing a throw of 48.81 meters – a school record. Samuel Hetrick, a sophomore from New Bethlehem, won the high jump and the long jump.


Women’s track and field

Caroline Upham, a senior from Erie, won the high jump at the Behrend Invitational, clearing a height of 1.55 meters. She qualified for the All-Atlantic Regional Track and Field Conference Championships. Olivia Nola, a freshman from Erie, won the 5K at the Slippery Rock University Invitational, finishing in 18:24.41 – a personal best.


Men’s tennis

  • Penn State Behrend 5, Penn State Altoona 1 (AMCC championship)
  • Penn State Behrend 5, Medaille 3
  • Allegheny 9, Penn State Behrend 0

Mitchell May, a junior from Erie, and Jonathon Laier, a freshman from Lansing, Michigan, won at No. 1 doubles in the AMCC title match, finishing with a score of 8-2. Laier also won at No. 1 singles, finishing 6-4, 6-2. He was named to the All-Tournament Team.


Women’s water polo

  • Carthage 13, Penn State Behrend 12
  • Penn State Behrend 19, Connecticut 15
  • Washington and Jefferson 12, Penn State Behrend 11
  • Augustana 17, Penn State Behrend 2

Shannon Young, a junior from Roseville, California, scored five goals against Carthage. Marley Persch, a freshman from Hudsonville, Michigan, scored five against Connecticut.


Scores, updates and video links for Penn State Behrend athletics are posted at