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September 12, 2019

Costaro ’23 and Family Persevere, Find Place at Arcadia

On Dec. 8, 2016, Tyler Costaro ’23 found his life upturned. His father and role model, Anthony, had suffered a Grade 5 Ruptured Brain Aneurysm while on a delivery route two hours from his family. The Rockville Center, N.Y. resident had only a 1 percent chance of survival. “As a 15-year-old kid, I...

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August 23, 2019

New First-Year and Transfer Students Begin Their Arcadia Journeys

More than 600 first-year and transfer students started their collegiate journeys at Arcadia on Aug. 23. During Move-In Day, faculty, staff, and student-athletes helped carry mini fridges, bedding, books, and other college necessities into Grey Towers Castle and Thomas, Dilworth, Heinz, Kistler, and...

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June 26, 2019

Arcadia University to Add Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey for 2021-22

Arcadia University’s Athletics Department has announced the addition of men’s and women’s ice hockey programs, beginning in fall 2021. Arcadia becomes the fourth Division III college or university in Pennsylvania to offer ice hockey as a varsity sport, and the seventh college or university in...

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June 21, 2019

Athletics Achieves Highest Rank in Directors’ Cup Standings

Arcadia University Athletics ranked near the top third of DIII athletic programs, as ranked by the The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) 2018-19 Learfield IMG Director's Cup standings released on June 12. With four teams making it to the NCAA Tournaments this year,...

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June 6, 2019

Arcadia University to Run with Track and Field Program Beginning Fall 2019

Arcadia University’s Athletics program announces the addition of a Men’s and Women’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field program to its intercollegiate offerings, beginning in fall 2019. “It has been our goal for some time to add Track and Field to our sports offerings,” said Brian Granata ,...

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May 10, 2019

Game On! Arcadia University Launches Esports Program for Fall 2019

Beginning in Fall 2019, Arcadia University will launch a co-educational esports program as a varsity sport where gamers will compete as part of Arcadia’s athletic programs. Some games that are being considered for implementation are League of Legends, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Rocket League...

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March 1, 2019

Men's Basketball Set For NCAA Matchup With New Jersey City

For the first time in program history, the Arcadia men's basketball team qualified for the NCAA Tournament and is set to take on New Jersey City University on Friday, March 1 in the first round. The game, set to be played in Marietta, Ohio will begin at 5 p.m. Watch the Live Stream More About the...

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February 28, 2019

Men’s Basketball Dances in National Tourney

Led by tournament Most Valuable Player Josh Scott ’s 30 points, men’s basketball captured the program’s first MAC Conference title with a 92-56 victory over Widener University on Feb. 23 in the Kuch Alumni Gymnasium. The Knights continued their season with a 80-60 victory over New Jersey City...

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February 28, 2019

Top Scores, Points, and Goals

Women’s soccer For the third time in three seasons, the women’s soccer team earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament. Coach Rick Brownell , who has been at the helm for the last 16 seasons, picked up his 200th career win as Arcadia defeated Albright 3-0 in the semifinals of the MAC...

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February 22, 2019

Feb. 23: Men’s Basketball Hosts Championship Game

Men’s basketball has some unfinished business this Saturday, Feb. 23 as they battle Widener University in the MAC Commonwealth Championship Game. Join the fight at 7 p.m. in the Kuch Gym by wearing white to show your support. This is only the second time in program history that the team has vied...

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February 18, 2019

Feb. 21: Men's Basketball Hosts Semifinals

Support men's basketball on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in Kuch as they vie for a shot at the conference championship. Students: Stop by the Chat at 6:15 p.m. tonight and Wednesday for giveaways, music, and a selfie station with the Knight. Wear white for our "knight-outs" to be entered into a...

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January 10, 2019

73 Student-Athletes Recognized on MAC Fall Honor Roll

A total of 73 Arcadia student-athletes, representing men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, field hockey, and men’s and women’s cross country, were named to the MAC Fall Honor Roll, with seven student-athletes posting a perfect 4.0 GPA. Field hockey led the Knights with 20 representatives,...

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November 13, 2018

Dr. Kantak Receives Grant to Study Stroke Hand Function Recovery

How often do you use one hand to complete an activity? Not often, according to Dr. Shailesh Kantak , assistant professor of Physical Therapy. The dependency on using both hands to complete most tasks of daily living– from putting on socks in the morning to pulling up the bedsheets at night– is what...

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October 9, 2018

2018 Hall of Fame Class

In October, Arcadia inducted five former student-athletes to its Athletic Hall of Fame: Kristen Yapsuga ’00, ’03DPT (women’s volleyball), Kaitlin Clare O’Malley ’11 (women’s soccer and lacrosse), Jenn Compton ’07 (softball), Shawn Bishop ’96 (men’s basketball), and Vince Abate ’01 (men’s soccer and...

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October 9, 2018

Knights Make SportsCenter’s Top 10

A bicycle kick goal by Daniel Tittelmayer ’22 on Oct. 9 over Albright University was featured as the No. 3 highlight on ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 list. The goal gave Arcadia a 1-0 lead in the match, which they won, 2-1. Read more

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June 28, 2018

Arcadia University Renovates Academic, Residence, and Athletics Facilities

When students return to Arcadia this fall, they will see remodeled bathrooms in the residence halls, updated academic facilities such as an expanded DNA lab and a 3D design studio, and a renovated training center and aerobics rooms. No—Arcadia wasn’t featured on an HGTV home improvement show; these...

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June 14, 2018

Eight Athletes Named to Spring Academic All-MAC Teams

Eight student-athletes have been named to the Spring Academic All-MAC Teams. The students recognized are baseball players Mike Boulanger '19 , Nick Cardace '19 , Sean Carew '20 and Bryan Gillen '20 ; men's volleyball players Austin Braas '20 and Anthony Devantier '21 ; men's golf player Kyle...

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June 13, 2018

Ryan Named to Philadelphia Inquirer/PhillySIDA Academic All-Area Team

Women's lacrosse player Shannon Ryan '20 was named to the Philadelphia Inquirer/PhillySIDA Academic All-Area Team. The team is nominated and voted on by the sports information offices of 30 area institutions from the Philadelphia metropolitan area. In order to be eligible for Academic All-Area...

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May 29, 2018

Records Are Made to be Broken

Several Arcadia student-athletes shattered single season records this year: Softball Shannon Ryan '20 (outside hitter)- single season draw controls (132) Baseball Bryan Gillen '19 (infield)- single season hits (80), runs (65), and total bases (114) Sean Carew '19 (outfield)- single season RBIs (52...

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May 21, 2018

Arcadia Athletics Sends Cohort to Houston to Help with Rebuilding Efforts from Hurricane Harvey

The Arcadia Athletics Department has been raising money since Hurricane Harvey hit the Gulf Coast in order to send a cohort to Houston to help with the recovery efforts. The Knights landed in Houston yesterday morning and have begun helping those recover and rebuild. The group consists of two full-...

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May 9, 2018

Arcadia Baseball Advances to NCAA Championship; Three Students Named to Inquirer’s All-Area Team

On May 5, Arcadia baseball defeated Hood College (25-12) to win the 2018 MAC Commonwealth Championship. With this win, Arcadia earned a bid to the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship and became the first team to win back-to-back conference titles in the MAC Commonwealth since Messiah College in...

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