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There’s a new girl in town Students share opinions about FOX’s new hit television show “New Girl.”

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The Student Newspaper of Palm Beach Atlantic University Volume 8, Issue 7

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Monday, November 7, 2011

‘RemembeR him foR his smile’

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Finding comfort through a storm: As the campus continues to mourn over the death of Cinema Television major John Doerr, a memorial service was held in the DeSantis Family Chapel on Nov. 3. The service featured a compilation video of Doerr’s work in the Cinema Television department completed by a few of Doerr’s close friends and Professor Don Piper.

Crowd celebrates life of film student in service By Chris Hernandez and Adrianna Nicoline Managing Editor and Contributing Writer Pictures of John Samuel A. Doerr, a Palm Beach Atlantic University student who was killed in a motorcycle accident on Oct. 28, flashed across screens in a packed DeSantis Family Chapel last Thursday. Jeremiah Dias, a childhood friend of Doerr’s, knelt by his friend’s casket. “I had a lot of things going through my head,” Dias said. “I was mostly just praying for him and his family.”

Overwhelmed with emotion, Dias got up and shook the hands of the people in attendance with a sense of closure he needed. A large crowd attended the memorial service which featured a compilation video of Doerr’s work in the Cinema Television department. The video had been completed by a few of Doerr’s close friends and Professor Don Piper.

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ust over four years ago, those returning home from a day’s work, watching their favorite evening news channel, may well have been treated to an audiovisual feast. Another installment of politicians behaving badly again on the air. No, this is not a comparatively new reality TV series, or other malfeasance scandal affecting Washington, or Palm Beach County; it is the on-going saga of supposed political leaders, that is, those purported adults we have elected, then entrusted with public office, to not only carry out the duties of public office responsibly, but to act in a manner befitting the titles and offices they hold. Lately, this seems to be entirely too much to ask for some

The Steering Committee has been chosen for Welcome Week in January and August of 2012. Clayton Kolb, director of the Center for Campus Connections, commented on the new leaders. “I am excited how God will use them on this campus and in the lives of both current students, new students, parents, and the faculty and staff of our Palm Beach Atlantic University community,” said Kolb. “Each individual that is on the team brings their own strengths and with a combination of all their efforts I feel we will have a solid team and a successful Welcome Weekend,” he said. Top, from left, are Connor Dealy, Zach Peters, Mandie Earll, Josh Jones, Kyle Godfrey, Noah Peterson and Clayton Kolb. Bottom, from left, are April Weatherspoon, Shelby Grant, Haley Locke, Olivia Joyce and Bobbi Thorton.

elected officials. Multiple vacancies exist for maturity. On March 8, 2007, news watchers were front row witnesses to now retired Wisconsin Democratic Congressman David Obey as he repeatedly cursed, not necessarily at, but in close enough proximity to two constituents outside his congressional office in Washington, D.C. This incident remains conveniently viewable on YouTube. The first questioner was Tina Richards, at the time the mother of an Iraqi War vet who was asking questions concerning treatment for her son and about appropriations funding for the Iraq War. This encounter concluded with Obey huffily returning to his congressional office, slamming the door on this constituency duo. Surely, this incident would

be “dead news” if it weren’t for the fact this tragicomedy (of purported mature, responsible persons acting less so) continues, and alarmingly with more frequency than necessary.

edly interrupted each other during a Republican debate last month in Las Vegas. If finding fault with this somehow sounds prudish to some, imagine for a moment New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as president, across the diplomatic table spouting off at one of this nation’s more dangerous adversaries as he did to columnist Tom Moran in May 2010 (with Christie’s staff laughing behind him). Suddenly this doesn’t seem quite so amusingly refreshing, does it? Recklessly arrogant is more to the point. But to many in New Jersey and elsewhere, Christie represents a “breath of fresh air.” The unfortunate byproduct of this type of windy infusion on public display is that there are also many in New Jersey and elsewhere who seem to think this is somehow a welcome change from traditional leadership. The reasoning being this also makes the person engaging in it a “tell it like it is” or “honest” individual. What it really makes them is a poor example to our up and coming youth and others: specifically those persons interest-

“Lest anyone get on his or her judgmental high horse and assume this is solely a “Democrat Party” issue, guess again, for there is plenty of blame to spread around to Republicans as well.” - Rizzo Lest anyone get on his or her judgmental high horse and assume this is solely a “Democrat Party” issue, guess again, for there is plenty of blame to spread around to Republicans as well. Witness the recent verbal slap fight both Rick Perry and Mitt Romney got into as they repeat-

ed in careers in public service. This new brand of reality TV has continued over the years with the likes of both Vice Presidents Cheney and Biden cursing, within at least earshot. While at it, we can throw in the unsolicited and unwelcome ‘‘massage’’ George W. Bush gave to German Chancel-

lor Angela Merkl during the G-8 Summit of 2006 (also YouTube viewable). How this all got started may well be rooted in a variety of theories, one of which may be traced to the stark bipartisanship which has tangibly emerged between the two major political parties. According to Joe Nocera in the New York Times on October 22, 2011, the polarization may have begun with the 1987 rejection by Democrats (and others) in Congress of Ronald Reagan’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, Robert Bork (regarded by some as a constitutional legal intellectual): “The Bork fight, in some ways, was the beginning of the end of civil discourse in politics.” Those of us old enough to remember the Bork nomination process and concurrently the age of Reagan long for the days when our Congressional House speakers were not the whiny and spiteful Nancy Pelosi or equally so John Boehner but the dignified Tip O’Neil and one of his predecessors Carl Albert. While these sentiments may sound out of touch, overly-sentimental and outdated to some, they need to return to Washington and elsewhere in halls of government and fast, for our nation’s future is at stake. We need a politically-oriented job fair to fill that need. We need that job fair yesterday, with the job requirement being that those assuming public office who wish to win friends and influence others at the diplomatic, economic and other negotiating tables, should be well-versed in this bit of lifetime reality: “The only accepted form of insincerity is politeness.” Tony Rizzo is a graduate student in the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership.


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Entrepreneur to be honored today in Rubin Arena By Andrea Preciado Staff Writer Palm Beach Atlantic University will honor H. Wayne Huizenga Jr. with its American Free Enterprise Medal today. American Free Enterprise Day will be held at 10:45 a.m. in the Rubin Arena. The event is a PBA tradition 26 years running that recognizes individuals that have demonstrated qualities that showcase the best of the American Free Enterprise System. Huizenga has impacted his community on both personal and professional levels. He is president of Huizenga Holdings Inc. and chairman of a marine yacht club, also a board member of the Luis Palau Evangelistic Association and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County, and is a member, presenter and advisor of PathNorth. Being the son of Wayne Huizenga Sr., who has grown Waste Management and AutoNation from their humble beginnings into the Fortune 500 companies they are today, Wayne Jr. shared in his I Am Second video, “I wanted to be like my father.” Seeing his father gain success in the business, “I wanted to be respected, like he was...it was a life that seemed exciting to me.” He joined his father in the realm of the business world by working with him to begin the company Blockbuster Video. “I made an incredible amount of money with Wayne Sr. there,” said Huizenga. Despite this great success and the financial freedom to be able to pursue whatever caught his inter-

est, Huizenga said it never was enough to satisfy; “something was missing.” Little did he know that a nuclear submarine trip from South Carolina to Florida would change his life forever. When under the surface of the ocean, he met Captain Brad Fleetwood McDonald. Their friendship grew and he turned to him to discuss leadership. Huizenga remembers that “every time I asked him about leadership he had his Bible.” He also remembers that McDonald “had this incredible peace about him that was unlike any that I had ever seen in all the other people that I had met through Wayne Sr.” One day, Huizenga asked McDonald what made the two of them such different people. McDonald told him, “you have a hole in your heart, and the only way you’re going to fill that is with a relationship is with God.” In response to this revelation, Huizenga wondered, “Could it really be that easy?” After that, Huizenga’s life was changed as he searched for a church and asked Jesus to enter his heart. Things changed so much for Huizenga that he remembers the reactions of his wife, Fonda Hix. “She told me at one point that I had been abducted by aliens. I didn’t know what to tell her. All I knew was that I was a different person.” After this pivotal time in his life, H. Wayne Huizenga Jr. has become an inspirational person in the business realm. His refocus on living to serve as a follower of Christ in this world is an image we can connect to here at PBA as we students study and prepare to jump into this world wherever we are called to serve and minister.

Distinguished speaker: H. Wayne Huizenga will be honored for American Free Enterprise Day.

Jamison finds peace in Christ after injury es he hadn’t trimmed the palm tree in his front yard that day. However, he believes the injury not only affected him physi-

By Faith Warren Contributing Writer After Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Dr. Wes Jamison fell 20 feet from a ladder on Oct. 8, doctors at first feared that they might have had to amputate his foot. “The two surgeons that worked on me said it was the worst injury they have seen in their 30 years of practice,” said Jamison, associate professor of communication. Surgeons worked for two hours to reconstruct all 12 shattered pieces of his right foot and fractured ankle and then decided to hope for the best and not remove any ligaments. “It was a miracle from God that they were able to keep my foot.” Jamison said. After being hospitalized and on bed rest for two weeks, Jamison said he wish-

“It was a miracle from God that they were able to keep my foot” - Jamison cally but spiritually as well. “In the midst of the intense pain it helped me think about when Christ was crucified,” Jamison said. “They drove nails through the front of his ankle and through his heel without any form of pain reliever. I can’t imagine the pain Jesus suffered on the cross.” Through the pain and suffering of Jamison, PBA students and faculty have

collectively come together in prayer and support as faculty members in the School of Communication and Media have covered his classes. “The school is cohesive and strong, but the sense of community always seems to be stronger when people pull together in prayer,” said Dr. Stephanie Bennett, assistant dean of communication and media. “The outpour of love from the people from my church and the PBA community has really made me feel like the body of Christ.” Jamison said. Jamison returned to school after fall break but will be in a wheelchair for eight weeks. Following the eight weeks, Jamison will be planning on undergoing a year of physical therapy as well as additional surgery in order to assure full recovery

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Doerr was a Cinema Television major who was known by family, friends and faculty for his knowledge in technology and his determination to excel in the industry. “John did everything with all his heart,” said Matt Milazzo, who knew Doerr for two years and worked alongside Doerr. Milazzo also spoke on Doerr’s servant’s heart, an image Doerr’s childhood pastor, Billy Burns, attributed to Doerr as well. Burns quoted a phrase he heard Doerr’s brother, Jeremiah, saying, “John wasn’t a great man. He served a great God.” One of the officiates, PBA campus pastor Bernie Cueto

in hopes that the doctors will not need to fuse the ankle bone. “He is strong and uncomplaining – a brave soul is he.” Bennett said. “It is clear that God has plans for our dear colleague and friend, plans for a future and a hope. Of that, I am certain.” Continuing the recovery process, Jamison requests that the community continues to pray and have patience as he feels “learning to adjust to teaching and getting around campus in a wheel chair may bring about different challenges.” “My prayers continue to go out to Dr. Jamison, said PBA sophomore Jessica Wharton. “We will be happy to have him back in the classroom, especially those of us in Writing for Public Relations. He is a well respected professor who demonstrates strong faith, and PBA is more than blessed to have him.”

took the time to acknowledge John’s mother during the service by inviting her to stand up and glance at the crowed chapel of people who could see her smiling through her tears. Cueto, who was Doerr’s professor, spoke of his times with Doerr in his Exploring the Bible class and how Doerr was quick to encourage not only his classmates but his professors. The memorial service was followed by the graveside service at Palm Beach Memorial Park, which was then followed by a reception in honor of John’s life. Grieving friends of Doerr were willing to speak their thoughts on Doerr and the impact he left on their lives after the service. “He single-handily helped an entire class of nonlinear editing students and his smile was brighter than a computer

screen,” said a friend of John, Forrest Stevens. “John taught me so many skills and was always willing to help me on film shoots,” said Collin Lynch, a PBA freshman. Nick Murray, a Cinema Television major at PBA, met Doerr in High School and reconnected with him during his time at PBA. Murray emotionally shared his thoughts about his friend, recalling the time he almost blew Doerr’s ears out while he was playing bass after youth group and having bread-tossing wars. Murray said he hoped people would remember John for his positive spirit. “When you remember John, please keep smiling, because that’s what he’d want,” he said.


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Jackie Kendall returns

After a successful semester teaching PBA ladies about God, themselves, and relationships, highly esteemed writer and speaker, Jackie Kendall returns to teach another of her books. By Kayla Viaud for the Beacon

Where’s the Beef?: A local vender sells food at the Green Market, located at the West Palm Beach Waterfront. The Green Market is open from mid October through mid April every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Green Market grows in popularity Adrianna Nicoline Contributing Writer The West Palm Beach GreenMarket opened for its 17th season Oct. 15 to a massive turnout, and it continues to grow. The GreenMarket displayed more than 75 vendors along its relatively new location off the waterfront and the intersection of Narcissus Avenue and Clematis Street. Sandy Jackson, a West Palm Beach native, said, “I don’t remember the last time I saw a crowd of people this large at the GreenMarket. “I take my two daughters and my dog here every Saturday that the market is open to walk around and shop the vendors. I can always find the best jerky for my husband here, and my daughters just love the decorated cookies from the pastry shops.” Ersilia Moreno, a vendor from Olive Oil of the World, opened up for her fourth season this past Saturday at the GreenMarket. Moreno is known for her gourmet extra-virgin olive oil from 10 different countries. “What I really enjoy most about the GreenMarket is the relationships I have developed with my customers,” said Moreno. “They come back each year and keep my business operating via internet. They’ve come to trust me as a true olive oil expert and are always bringing their friends with them or sending referral business my way. I always say ‘I love what I do because of you.’” The GreenMarket is open from mid October through mid April every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

By Becca Stripe Staff Writer Jackie Kendall’s name was heard often throughout the last semester at Palm Beach Atlantic University. She was looked up to as a strong female Christian role model. Last Spring, as Kendall shared her book Lady in Waiting: Becoming God’s Best While Waiting for Mr. Right, she earned acclamation and developed friendships with the ladies of PBA. This fall, she is returning once again to lead discussions on her most recent book, A Man Worth Waiting For: How to Avoid a Bozo, Tuesdays from 8 to 9 p.m. in the DeSantis Family Chapel. “A woman of honor is one who ‘lives her name.’ Too many Christian women do not live their name – they are not bringing joy to the Father through listening to His holy nudges and doing it!” Kendall said. “Too many of God’s girls are trying to ‘re-write’ God’s script for their lives.” She graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a bachelors of science in secondary education and a minor in English and Bible, and now resides in West Palm Beach, Florida. Being married to her husband

Ken for over 35 years now and working with women of all ages across the nation, Kendall has experienced, seen and heard the many obstacles women encounter in their searches for true love. She hopes to encourage and inspire the women of PBA to seek God’s ways and to be wise when making decisions when it comes to relationships with men. The best part of her job is “encouraging people how to trust God after broken dreams by helping people find hope in hopeless situations.” Even when Kendall was younger, she has always wanted to help people, thinking of pursuing a career as a schoolteacher. It wasn’t until she was born again that she knew she wanted to invest her life in full-time ministry for Jesus. Knowing that people’s lives are so brief, Kendall “wanted to invest in eternal values and not temporal adventures.” Kendall’s mission statement in life is to make a lasting impression for God. “Nothing on Earth is more painful than dating or being married to a ‘bozo,’” Kendall said. “My greatest joy is when God uses my books to keep a single girl from a heart breaking bozo guy.” Freshman Brianna Dungan has done two of Jackie Kendall book

studies back at home and has looked up to her for several years. “She is definitely a wonderful woman of God with so much great wisdom on life and relationships,” Dungan said. “It’s a refreshing way to think about relationships, you as an individual and also just life. It’s new.” Even though she has already read Kendall’s A Man Worth Waiting For: How to Avoid a Bozo, Dungan is very much looking forward to rereading the book. “God has definitely blessed our school to be able to have such a wise and influential woman to impact the lives of the girls on campus,” Dungan said. Freshman Kirsten Baker, who has never read any of Jackie Kendall’s books, is also excited for Kendall to be teaching the PBA girls in a book study because “it’s like she becomes a mentor for every girl here.” “Jackie Kendall shows us what walking with the Lord looks like and teaches us that we need to be women of God if we expect Him to bless us with a man of God,” Baker said. “She’s exactly what the girls here on campus need by showing us that Jesus Christ needs to be the center of our lives before we add any other men.”


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Zooey Deschanel stars as Jess, a girl who moves in with three male roommates after a bad breakup with her boyfriend. Comedy ensues, yet is this a good example? By Brianna Dungan Staff Writer

There’s a new girl in town

Fox’s new hit television show, “New Girl,” is capturing the attention of audiences from all walks of life. The show takes place around a quirky girl, Jess (Zooey Deschanel), who after a bad breakup is looking for a new place to stay. She finds an add online about three guys needing a new roommate and she becomes the answer they’re looking for. Although they first find her very unusual, the men learn to appreciate her with all her quirks and they grow into a sort of family. According to the New York Times, this show “has already settled into a ratings groove. Once a wild card, ‘New Girl’ on Fox is now a mainstay thanks to a full-season pickup last week and its continued perch atop the 18 to 49-year-old demographic ratings.” Many began watching the show because they’re loyal fans of the main character, played by Zooey Deschanel. The Los Angeles Times agrees with this theory but adds, “Viewers will come to see Deschanel but they’ll stay for the whole package because smart writing, confident timing and characters that are both familiar yet surprisingly fresh make “New Girl” the most promising comedy, and one of the most promising shows of the season.” Deschanel has starred in many movies including “(500) Days of Summer”, “Yes Man” and “Elf.” She is known for her out-of-color humor and all around comical presence that she brings to every character she portrays. Even though the show’s comical element thrives from one girl living with three guy roommates, many wonder if that is a good message to be broadcasting. They raise the question: Is it okay to have only guys as roommates if you’re a girl or vice versa? “I feel that

boundaries should be set between genders, especially when you start living with someone. Sharing living spaces is a very personal experience,” said Palm Beach Atlantic University student Amisha Nicole. However, this show does not only deal with the issue of roommates but how the roommates were found, through Craigslist. The show seems to encourage this fact and glamorize the possibilities of getting roommates like Jess’s. Many people find roommates online and have success with it but one should take precautions before letting a stranger move in. The show does not focus on the possible safety hazards of using a website like Craigslist, but rather shrugs it off as negligible. Even with the controversies surrounding “New Girl,” this show has seemed to be an inevitable hit even from the beginning. Deadline Hollywood says that In June 2011, New Girl was one of eight honorees in the “Most Exciting New Series” at the 1st Critics’ Choice Television Awards. The show is a fun 22 minute sitcom that is lighthearted, funny and entertaining. It allows the viewer to get completely immersed in Jess’s life along with her crazy roommates’ lives. PBA Freshman, Olivia Baldassari, says that the show is an “entertaining escape from everyday life; it’s something to look forward to on Tuesdays and I think this show has great potential.” It’s not just Baldassari who feels this way. According to its website, FOX announced that it has ordered an additional eleven episodes of New Girl to bring the series to a full twenty-four episodes. Drawing 10.1 million total viewers and a 4.8 rating in the ad-coveted demo, “New Girl” was the highest-rated show on broadcast during prime time. Whether people agree or disagree with the context of the show, most all agree, it’s engaging. It’s a fun show that keeps one coming back for more. Isn’t that what all good television shows require? It’s too soon to know for sure if it will stay on top, but “New Girl” is definitely climbing the charts to success.

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Courageous supports Christian themes By Andrea Preciado Staff Writer Sherwood Pictures has recently released its fourth movie, “Courageous,” in theaters. The film tells the story of four men serving as Georgia policemen and how their faith walks are forever changed when they decide to live out God’s call for men to be leaders in their families. “All Christians need to watch this movie, guys and girls,” said Palm Beach Atlantic University student Seth Rowan. Over the years, several Christian-themed movies have come into the mainstream theaters from various sources. Whether it’s a powerful story series like “The Chronicles of Narnia” and “The Lord of the Rings,” or independent movies such as “Soul Surfer,”

our generation has witnessed an increase in popularity of Christian media. “I think it’s a great thing,” added PBA Freshmen Renata Zarro. Alex Kendrick from Sherwood Baptist Church read that the most effective communication to this generation is through movies, in an article citing a study by George Barna in 2002. After reading that, Kendrick said “that was enough for us to say ‘let’s take a stab at this movie thing.’” When he suggested the idea to the congregation, Pastor Michael Catt agreed and said “let’s go down that avenue to reach them,” and the church began to dive into ministry through faithbased films. In a commentary on one of their previous movies “Facing the Giants,” Catt said that he believes that “whoever wants the next generation the most will get them…

We were tired of giving our families, our children and our young people to the world by default.” He went on to describe how their initial cinematic efforts exponentially grew into a powerful team of thousands of volunteers working as cast, tech and other members to make production possible. As seen with “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” releasing a fantasy book series that takes on a movie format has the potential to become a multi-million dollar success. From the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy and the three “Narnia” movies that have come out so far, we see a pattern with people fascinated with a story that escapes to another world. Despite detail differences and tweaks as the books are adapted to film, the retelling of such stories has brought concepts and images of Christian themes into a more rel-

evant spotlight. Are these movies impacting society through encouraging Christian themes or are they just good entertainment? Biblical stories have historical significance and are at times utilized merely for an exciting plot line or image by some, like the U.S. TV series that was loosely based on the story of David, but did not retell the story in a faith-focused light. Many movies, such as those being created and supported by organizations and churches like Sherwood Baptist Church, however, are boldly stepping out in faith and are striving to make an impact in this world, to share with audiences everywhere why they believe that Jesus is Lord. Sherwood’s encouraging message that shares how much He loves all people just might influence our generation and the next.


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Basketball season has arrived at Palm Beach Atlantic University, and the Sailfish hope to achieve a lot this season. “We want to go undefeated at home,” said head coach Terry Primm. Last year the Sailfish went 9-5 at home, improving from 3-7 the previous year. Primm says the team’s goal is to win a national championship and have 1,000 members in the student’s section. PBA’s basketball team is not in a Division II conference, which makes it difficult for the Sailfish to gain recognition. “Since we have been independent up until last year, these teams didn’t see us,” said Primm. “Until we get a top spot, they’re not going to come onto our court thinking they could lose.” Last year, ending the season 12-13, the team racked up the most wins it has had as a D II team. Primm said its biggest rival this season will be Nova, and that the Sailfish will have to win around 22 games in hopes to qualify for the NCAA Regional tournament. The Sailfish lost two main scorers from last season, but also brought in eight new players with eight of them being transfers. “For the most part, we’ve bonded together and meshed

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pretty well,” said junior captain Matt Gierl. “Each one of the new players we have will be able to come on the court and make an impact.” According to Gierl, the number of new players and youth of the team are weaknesses, but the depth of the team is one of the strengths. Right now the team’s practice schedule consists of two-a-days Monday through Friday, with an additional morning practice on Saturdays at seven. In the afternoons during the week the team does small group training sessions which were implemented into regular training this year. “Anything we do well is of the Lord,” said Primm. “How else would my team be motivated to train at six every morning? That has to be a God thing, and I think because of it, we’re ready.” The players look up to Primm for his motivation and coaching on the court. “He holds us to a standard that a lot of people don’t get held to these days,” said Gierl. “There are no excuses with Primm. He pushes us to our limits, and we grow equivalent to the work in three months’ time in one month because of it.” The team continues to work hard under Primm’s leadership in the weight room, in conditioning, and on the court as it prepares for its first game on Nov. 11 at home against Rollins College.

Men’s soccer prepares for regionals By Olivia Baldassari Staff Writer Palm Beach Atlantic University’s men’s soccer team has had quite an impressive record over the past few years. In 2007, three members of the team were named to the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) All-American. In 2010, the team claimed its fifth consecutive South Region championship. “It was such an amazing feeling,” said sophomore defenseman Chris Karafilov. “We worked so hard and it finally paid off.” A few months later they went on to claim their first ever NCCAA national championship. The team hopes to achieve a similar feat this post season, starting with regionals. “The bar has definitely been set,” said Karafilov. “We obviously lost our seniors, but we do have some talented freshmen that are ready to play.” Jose Gomez, who is in his seventh season as head coach, does

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By Christina Cernik for the beacon

In action: Freshman Michael Emert goes after the ball in a recent match

not seem too worried. “I always appreciate the guys we have play for PBA regardless of success,” said Gomez. “We have one of the toughest schedules in the nation this year and have ended up with some very good results along with some tough losses.” Gomez had to replace nine seniors last year and has none this year, but still seems very determined. “We have a very young squad with no seniors this year so we have a huge upswing for 2012,”

said Gomez. The team won its first game this year against Newberry College with a score of 2-1, with sophomore forward Evan Singlar scoring the winning goal, starting off the season with a good feeling. Recently, the team has been held scoreless three times in the last four games, with the third time being a 0-5 loss to rival Lynn University. Despite these tough times, the team hoped to come away with a few victories in its final four games before regionals.

On Oct. 24, the team won a home match against Clearwater Christian College, 5-1. Five different players scored goals in the win, with sophomore Kenny Hogg collecting his team-leading 15th goal of the season. On Oct. 26, the team won its final home match of the season, defeating Nova Southeastern 2-1. Sophomore James Klaim scored the first goal for the Sailfish, whereas freshman A.J. Black sealed the win by scoring the second and final goal of the match. With regionals around the corner, the team hopes to capitalize on its support. “It would be really awesome if we could get some more fans at our games,” said Karafilov. “I know that’s kind of impossible because we don’t play on campus, but it would really motivate us and make our games a lot more fun.” At the moment, the location and time for regionals on Nov. 9 have yet to be determined. To find out, go to pbasailfish.com

Sports 8 Sailfish weekly report

Soccer ends on high note By Joshua Reid Sports Editor On Oct. 22 the women’s soccer team had its best performance of the season, defeating Chowan University 7-0 in the final home match of the season. Seniors Michelle Kappas, Alyssa DeMonte, and Katie Runyon were honored in a pregame ceremony. Freshman Marianne Harnes stole the show, scoring the first two goals for the Sailfish as well as tallying up two assists. Kappas also had two goals in the match. On Oct. 26 the team defeated the University of West Alabama 2-1. Juniors Ashley Shoaf and Meagan Phillips each scored for the Sailfish On Oct. 29 the team had its final match of the season, losing to the University of West Florida 1-4. Kappas scored the only goal for the Sailfish, which also happened to be her final goal of her career. The team finished the season with a record of 7-8-1. On Oct. 22 the cross country team came in 10th at the Southeast Classic. Freshman Kourtney Sumner placed highest for the Sailfish. They are currently ranked fourth in the south region. The team has regionals on Nov. 5 in Tampa. To see results, go to pbasailfish.com. On Oct. 26 the volleyball team defeated Florida Tech 3-1. Junior Mariela Quesada led the team with 22 kills and 17 digs. Senior Lanae Robinson led the team with 12 kills in the match. On Oct. 27 the Sailfish rallied from a 0-2 deficit to defeat Webber International 3-2. Quesada again had a dominating night, earning 30 kills as well as 17 digs. Freshman Melissa McPeek led the team with 28 digs while senior Allie Warren had 14. On Nov. 2 the team had another home match, this time against Northwood University. The Sailfish swept the match 3-0, improving to 22-3 on the season. Quesada led the team with 12 kills while senior Janeen McCormick and sophomore Christina Alessi each had five. On Nov. 4 and 5, the team had two matches before its home finally on Nov. 9 against Warner University. The Sailfish had a home match against Barry University on Nov. 4 and then traveled to Lakeland to face rival Southeastern on Nov. 5. To see results, go to pbasailfish.com

Wednesday 11/9

Wednesday 11/9

Thursday 11/10

Friday 11/11

Friday 11/11

Volleyball 7 p.m., Home vs. Warner University

Men’s Soccer Regionals TBA

Men’s Soccer Regionals TBA

Women’s Basketball 5 p.m. @ Stetson University

Men’s Basketball 7 p.m., Home vs. Rollins College

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