139 posts categorized "Athletics"


KYW Newsradio: University of the Sciences women's hoops rolling in early going

KYW’s Matt Leon interviewed women’s basketball coach Jackie Hartzell about the hot start to the Devil’s season.
"Our kids worked really hard in the offseason, and experiencing success the past two years has definitely made them hungry to experience more success," Hartzell said. "So far, pretty happy with the start."   


Bucks County Herald: CB South’s Vitelli, Wood’s Trisch spur Devils

Jordan Vitelli and Laura Trisch were profiled in the Bucks County Herald about their history making season on UScineces’ women’s basketball team. Both are graduates from Central Bucks High School. “My senior year, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do,” Trisch echoed. “University of the Sciences was the perfect fit. I figured I didn’t want to stop playing and it was a good thing that I didn’t.”


KYW Newsradio: After CACC Title, Sciences Women's Hoops Ready for NCAA Tourney

The Devils are in the tourney for a second straight season after winning their second straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference title with a 64-56 win over Jefferson on Sunday, KYW Newsradio Reported.

“It’s very, very exciting for our program,” Sciences head coach Jackie Hartzell tells KYW Newsradio. “We were very fortunate to beat a very good Jefferson team [Sunday] and we’re thrilled to win back-to-back championships and excited for next week at the NCAA Tournament.”


PA Prep Live: EA grad Abbonzio reaches 1,000-point milestone for USciences

Sarah Abbonzio reached the 1,000-point milestone for USciences playing against rival Jefferson, PA Prep Live reported.
“I knew I was close (to scoring 1,000 career points) so I had a feeling it was coming soon,” said Abbonizio, who collected career points 999 and 1,000 on a pair of free throws with 1:53 remaining in the second quarter. “It’s definitely more memorable since we won an important game. If we had lost it would have made the moment bittersweet but since we won a high tension, high rivalry game it was special.”   


City of Basketball Love: USciences' Flo Da-Silva putting his own spin on family legacy

USciences' Flo Da-Silva putting his own spin on family legacy and excelling on the team out of the shadow of his brother.


KYW Newsradio: USciences Women's Basketball Rolling

KYW NewsRadio interviewed USciences women’s basketball coach Jackie Hartzell about the Devil’s 11-2 record and their keys to success so far this season.


The Roasted Beet: Back Bay Basketball Bonds

The Roasted Beet, a community magazine from Avalon, NJ, featured an article (pages 22-23) from Ed Scott P’94 about how University of the Sciences men’s basketball team has worked to build a family through its program both figuratively and literally, by recruiting families of players. Ed Scott followed his brother to USciences, and was glad to see other collections of brothers playing for the team, including the Kerr family and the Armson family.


South Jersey Sports Digest: T-John Casiello of Wildwood Catholic MVP in Ireland

T-John Casiello PhB’16 led the Letterkenney Institute of Technology men’s basketball team to Ireland’s Division II college championship and earned MVP honors along the way, South Jersey Sports Digest reported. Casiello, who applied for the Victory Scholarship after playing his senior year at USciences, is studying for his master’s degree and coaching youth basketball in North-West Ireland. Coach David Pauley traveled to Ireland to cheer on his former player.

From the article: "A very large reason I am out here is Coach Pauley,” Casiello said. “He pushed me to go after this opportunity and I'm so fortunate. Having a coach that truly cares about not just his current players on and off the court, but also former players in life is so beneficial

Read the full story in South Jersey Sports Digest


Philadelphia Inquirer: Academic All-Area Team Announced

T-John Casiello, a USciecnes senior on the men’s basketball team, was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Academic All-Area Team.

See the full list here.


The Bennington Banner: Paige Gage hired as SVC softball coach

Paige Gage hired as Southern Vermont College softball coach. Gage comes to Southern Vermont from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia where she was an assistant coach for the Devils for a short stint. Prior to that, she was a volunteer assistant for her alma mater, Siena College, for the 2015-16 academic year.

Read the full story in The Bennington Banner reported.