NCAA Softball – RMU Confirms Magnificent Seven For 2020 Colonial Recruiting Class

By Jim Duzyk Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University softball announced the signing of seven student-athletes to National Letters of Intent at the end of December as part of their 2020 recruiting class. Second-year head coach Jexx Varner commented, “We’re excited about the 2020 class. These young women replace a senior class that have been major contributors over the past few years, and we’re confident that they can step in and help this program from day one. As the future of this program continues to be molded, these student-athletes will play a major role in our future success.” Varner … Continue reading NCAA Softball – RMU Confirms Magnificent Seven For 2020 Colonial Recruiting Class

NCAA FCS Coverage – RMU Football Confirms 13 Commits On Early Signing Day

By Jim Duzyk Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University football disclosed the Friday before Christmas the signing of 13 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent as part of the NCAA early signing period. Colonials Head Coach and 2019 Northeast Conference Co-Coach of the Year Bernard Clark, Jr., commented, “We couldn’t be more excited to welcome these student-athletes to the Robert Morris football program. As we continue to build the culture, we’re looking forward to the impact these guys will make both on and off the field. As a coaching staff, we felt we addressed some areas of need, including … Continue reading NCAA FCS Coverage – RMU Football Confirms 13 Commits On Early Signing Day

NCAA Sports: RMU Rowing Names Five Fall Recruits

By Larry Snyder Moon Township, Pa. – During seven days in November, from the 15th to the 21st, Robert Morris University women’s rowing officially signed a quintet of rowers to National Letters of Intent. The program, under the direction of head rowing coach Nelle Stahura along with assistant coaches Carol Schoenecker, Jacqueline Spiropoulos, and Christopher Garver, is pleased and proud to acknowledge their incoming recruits. RMU’s first announced signee of the Class of 2024 is Hannah Fowler from Westerville North High School, near Columbus, in Ohio. She rows with the Westerville Crew juniors team, a club sports program whose high … Continue reading NCAA Sports: RMU Rowing Names Five Fall Recruits

Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Adds Former U.S. Olympian Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle To Coaching Staff

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, PA – Former Robert Morris University women’s hockey star and two-time Olympic medalist Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle ’09 has joined the men’s hockey staff as a volunteer coach. McLaughlin-Bittle, who has previously served in assistant roles on the RMU women’s team for several seasons, will coach Colonials goaltenders Justin Kapelmaster, Dyllan Lubbesmeyer and Reid Cooper for the duration of the 2019-20 season. “Her track record as a player is off the charts, and she’s taken strides that speak very highly of what she’s doing as a goalie coach,” said RMU men’s head coach Derek Schooley. “It was … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Adds Former U.S. Olympian Brianne McLaughlin-Bittle To Coaching Staff

Ice Hockey: Colonials Alum Jen Kindret Joins Colontino’s Women’s Hockey Staff

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township — After building her own college program from scratch across the state, Robert Morris University alumna Jen Kindret has returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach on Paul Colontino’s staff. Kindret, 30, has put together quite the coaching portfolio at a young age, boasting assistant coaching stints in NCAA Division III and Division I before she was hired as the first head women’s hockey coach in King’s College history three years ago. Following two seasons at the helm of the D-III program in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., the native of Winnipeg is eager to take the … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Colonials Alum Jen Kindret Joins Colontino’s Women’s Hockey Staff

Chatham Cougars Hockey: 38 Players Named To UCHC 2018-2019 Men’s And Women’s All-Academic Teams

ROCHESTER, NY – The United Collegiate Hockey Conference announced on Tuesday, July 30, the conference’s All-Academic team selections for the 2018-19 season. The UCHC’s all-academic distinction is an opportunity to recognize student athletes at our member institutions not only for the work they put in to be part of a collegiate hockey program, but the work they do inside the classroom to prepare for future careers beyond the rink. For All-Academic consideration, member schools submit the names of players who meet the conference’s eligibility criteria. To be eligible, a player must have completed at least one academic year at their … Continue reading Chatham Cougars Hockey: 38 Players Named To UCHC 2018-2019 Men’s And Women’s All-Academic Teams

Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

  By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Incoming Robert Morris University women’s hockey freshman goalie Raygan Kirk has been selected to participate in Hockey Canada’s upcoming national development camp. The Manitoba-born Kirk, 18, is the youngest of 45 players who will compete for the chance to represent Canada in a three-game series against the United States in Lake Placid, New York, from Aug. 14-17. The camp itself — dubbed the Summer Showcase — will take place Aug. 2-11 in Calgary, Alberta. “Ultimately, Summer Showcase is about bringing in the top under-18 and development-aged athletes, and to work with experienced … Continue reading Ice Hockey: Incoming RMU Women’s Hockey Freshman Invited To Canada Camp

RMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Kowalski To Join Inaugural Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall Of Fame Class

By Ethan Woy Moon Township, Pa. – John Kowalski, head coach of the Robert Morris University women’s soccer team, enters the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall of Fame Friday, July 12. The Riverhounds will recognize their inaugural Hall of Fame class on Saturday, July 13 during the team’s United Soccer League contest against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Highmark Stadium. Kowalski is part of a five-person class that includes Justin Evans (player/coach), David Flavius (player), Paul Heasley (owner), and Dave Kasper (general manager). The organization’s first head coach, Kowalski led the Riverhounds to a playoff victory and Organization of the Year … Continue reading RMU Women’s Soccer Head Coach John Kowalski To Join Inaugural Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC Hall Of Fame Class

Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University, women’s hockey, pursues a fourth consecutive College Hockey America championship when its 15th Division I season begins in late September. The Colonials, who have followed up a 2017 CHA postseason title with back-to-back regular-season crowns, will take on a 20-game league schedule, including four matchups each against in-state rivals Penn State and Mercyhurst, plus defending league playoff winner Syracuse. Head coach Paul Colontino’s squad will also tangle with CHA foes RIT and Lindenwood four times apiece. RMU has gone 27-7-6 (.750 points percentage) in CHA competition over the past two … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Women’s Hockey Unveils 2019-2020 Schedule For Their 15th Season

Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Releases 2019-2020 Schedule

By Matt Gajtka Moon Township, Pa. – Robert Morris University, men’s hockey, plays its 16th NCAA Division I season in 2019-20, complete with a Penn State home-and-home and a trip to Arizona State to complement a 28-game Atlantic Hockey Association slate. The Colonials, who have qualified for a record-tying six consecutive Atlantic Hockey semifinals, will embark upon their 10th season in the 11-team AHA on Oct. 11-12, when they host frequent postseason opponent Bentley in a two-game series at the RMU Island Sports Center. RMU eliminated Bentley in three of the past four springs, including an epic three-game set this … Continue reading Ice Hockey: RMU Men’s Hockey Releases 2019-2020 Schedule