Arcadia University News

December 2, 2011

Who Let the Goonies Out? Whoosh Go!

By Mrs. Bauer Soccer Mom The Philadelphia Union has Sons of Ben. Arcadia Basketball has the Glenside Goonies. And Kuch Center was rockin' as the season kicked off on Wednesday. "We want to make it ultimately the toughest place to play in conference and be as loud as possible for 40 minutes. Our...

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November 11, 2011

Plunkett '08 Coaches Historic Season for Allentown Redbirds

The Trentonian recently quoted High School Allentown soccer coach Andrew Plunkett ’08 on the Redbirds’ advancement to the Central Jersey Group III finals. This is the first time in the school’s history that the team has advanced this far in the division. “Right away, we got the advantage,” said...

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October 28, 2011

Not Wind Nor Snow: Jephson Is Ready for Dome Season

On Thursday, the Bulletin tracked down Jack Jephson , Director of Intramurals and Recreation, to chat about the Dome and the new season of Intramurals and Recreation. After a long week, which included assisting in the resurrection of the Dome, overseeing an epic three-hour Matball game benefiting...


October 25, 2011

One Breath at a Time: Bennett Brings Yoga, Meditation to Arcadia

Sports competitor turned guru Grace Bennett ’14 found strength and healing through the independent practice of yoga. Eager to share the benefits of her training, she began collaborating with the Personal Fitness Club to help Arcadia students improve cognitive functions and reduce stress through...

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October 21, 2011

Arcadia to Add New Turf Field to New Exercise Facility, Conditioning Coach

Arcadia University’s Board of Trustees voted today (Oct. 21) to approve turf and lights for the University’s newest athletics field on Easton Road. The vote was enthusiastic and unanimous. The work will commence in the spring so that the field is ready for play by August and the fall sports season...

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October 18, 2011

Haber Green Illuminated: Shedding Light onto Evening Intramurals and Recreation

As the autumn leaves fall and the weather turns cooler, the days are also getting shorter. So, for the first time since it’s reopening the Haber Green was lit to accommodate outdoor campus recreation into the evening on Oct. 18. In celebration, Jack Jephson , Director of Intramurals and Recreation...

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October 11, 2011

Meet Todd Barnes, New Strength and Conditioning Coach/Fitness Director

The newest face in Arcadia’s Fitness and Commons Sports Training Center is Todd Barnes , the Strength and Conditioning Coach/Fitness Director of the Athletics and Recreation Department. Having spent his first few days on the campus becoming familiar with the new community, facilities and equipment...


October 4, 2011

Women's Soccer Ranks #24 in National Poll

Arcadia University's Women's Soccer team broke into the NCAA national rankings on Tuesday, earning the #24 slot in the National Women Division III poll on Oct. 04. ( Complete rankings .) "This is the highest ranking in our history," notes Athletics Director Shirley Liddle . "Congratulations to the...

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September 27, 2011

Captain Turned Coach: Doctoral Student Hones Skills on the Sideline

By Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 Jamie Bradford ’09 has contributed to Arcadia University athletics at every level: a powerhouse in the midfield, she provided defensive cover and an offensive spark for Rick Brownell ’s high flying women’s soccer team, and now she joins her former coach on the sideline as...

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September 16, 2011

Women's Soccer Team Moves Up in Rankings, Sets Season Sights High

Arcadia's women's soccer team moves up to fourth in the mid-Atlantic DIII regional rankings this week after an impressive outing last weekend at the Drew University tournament, and earned votes in the NSCAA National Rankings as well. After last year’s impressive 15-4-1 finish, the team is looking...


September 9, 2011

Women’s Soccer Team Starts Season With Trophy, Regional Ranking

Freshman Kim Canfield ’s father traveled from flood-ravaged New Jersey to see her first college soccer game—and her first goal as an Arcadia University Knight. The women's soccer team posted its first win , 1-0, against Neumann University on Sept. 1. The win was the first stop in an opening week...


September 2, 2011

New Fitness Center Attracts 300 Participants Opening Day

Just in time for the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, the new Fitness and Commons Sports Training Center officially opened on Aug. 31. Attracting more than 300 participants in the first day, the renovated, two-story facility offers a variety of equipment and is for everyone, from the casual...

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August 5, 2011

Alum Ken Spangenberg Named Arcadia’s Head Baseball Coach, Returns for His Dream Job

Arcadia University Director of Athletics & Recreation Shirley Liddle announced that Kenneth M. Spangenberg ’08 , who was an all-conference student-athlete at Abington Heights High School, is returning to Arcadia as the new Head Baseball Coach for Arcadia University’s NCAA Division III program...

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June 17, 2011

O'Connor Takes a Closer Look at Costa Rica's Dam Conflict

At first glance the proposed El Diquis Hydroelectric Project in Buenos Aires, Costa Rica, appears to be universally beneficial: damming the river basin would bring sustainable energy to millions of Central Americans, and with it the promise of continued development. But as Kelly Hays O’Connor , a...

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February 16, 2011

Brownell Teams with Collegiate Coaching Legend at MLS Combine

By Purnell T. Cropper Rick Brownell , head coach of Arcadia’s women’s soccer team and a well-regarded figure in youth soccer, nearly missed out on a dream gig. When he received an unexpected e-mail in mid-December asking him to coach at the 2011 Major League Soccer Combine in Florida―an invite-only...


February 11, 2011

Athletics Staff Move Into New Offices, Commons Construction Continues

As the Arcadia community anticipates the completion of the 62,000-square-foot University Commons student center, there is already reason to celebrate. The new two-story, 19-office east-end expansion of the existing Kuch Center is now open, and several offices are occupied by the Athletics...

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February 4, 2011

Erin Livingston: A Coach in the Spotlight

By Jordyn Austin ’14 Oftentimes, when it comes to sports, all the glory goes to star players, while little attention is paid to the less glamorous yet critical parts of the team. Individuals such as Joe Paterno notwithstanding, coaches usually are the least celebrated or recognized members of any...


January 28, 2011

Intramural Sports: More than 80 Soccer Players Appear at the Dome

Turnout for intramural sports at the Dome was tremendous last week. More than 80 people showed up to play soccer. The fun continues next week. The schedule is as follows. Monday, Jan. 31: Indoor Intramural Soccer League Tuesday, Feb. 1: Ultimate Frisbee Wednesday, Feb. 2: Indoor Intramural Soccer...

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December 17, 2010

Law Earns NSCAA All-American Honors

On Dec.15, goalkeeper Jackie Law ’13 was named to the 2010 Performance Subaru Women’s NCAA Division III All-America Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). This is the first NSCAA All-American honor for Arcadia's Women's Soccer program. Of the 41 players recognized, Law...


October 19, 2010

The Dome Mushrooms into New Play Space

From the top of the Alumni Fund Walk of Pride, peeking out from the fall foliage stands the newest addition to Arcadia’s campus. On Monday it took 22 facility workers six hours to install and 20 minutes to inflate the new sports dome. After two years of planning a summer of excavating, the dome...

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