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Bridesmaids Review


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VOL. 31, NO. 2

New Student Convocation introduces new school term

Photo By: Joshua Laska Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr., president, Cal U, hands Freshman Albert Piper Jr. a 500 dollar scholarship from California University of Pennsylvania at the new student convocation in Hamer Hall on Sunday, August 28. Piper, from Latrobe, Pa., was one of six lucky students whose names were drawn from a scholarship lottery. Every student who attended the convocation was asked to donate one dollar toward the scholarship fund.

By Jessica Zombek Editor in Chief

Orientation week concluded with the new student convocation on Sunday. Students filed into Hamer Hall to hear Dr. Angelo Armenti, Jr., President, California University of Pennsylvania, as well as other speakers, talk about Cal U and his or her experience they’ve had here. President Armenti spoke first on the legacy of Cal U and that each new student in the gym is

now a part of the Cal U tradition and legacy. Armenti also spoke about the importance of “Cal U For Life” and how each student is a big part of this school. Autumn Harris was one of two student speakers. She spoke of the core values that Cal U holds true and also the commitment she has with Cal U. She is a member of the Council of Trustees and also encouraged new students to get involved. Walter Harris III, President of Student Government, also

encouraged students to get involved with Cal U clubs and organizations. “Get involved and stay involved for life,” said Walter Harris III. Marshal Carper, 2009 Alumnus, was the guest speaker. He has written three books since graduating from Cal U. His first book , “The Cauliflower Chronicles,” has gotten much attention. “I was able to write that first book because of Cal U,” said

Carper. He was very grateful for all the opportunities that Cal U provided him. He was also thankful for English Professor Alan Natali for the success he has from writing. Dr. Armenti also spoke about Cal U being the world’s first FranklinCovey Leadership University. President Armenti encourages students to take the “7 Habits” course and take advantage of other opportunities like the new “Leader for Life Program”. After explaining

about being a leader for life, Dr. Armenti shared the importance of donating to the college and helping others with scholarships, then introduced the six $500 scholarship winners. The winners were: Albert Piper Jr. Tremayne Thomas David Roth Emily Vitzel Jacob Longwell The New Student Convocation concluded with a candlelight ceremony outside of Herron, by the Vulcan Statue.

Photo By: Joshua Laska Marshall Carper encourages new students to get involved and ask teachers for assistance whether it’s with school work or curricular activites. Carper has written three books since graduating in 2009.





University Police Reports: August 17-25 Aug. 17 - Underage California University Police were called to 1229 Zulu Street (California Terrace) for a loud party and underage drinking. All parties involved will be cited by California borough police. Aug. 17 - Intoxication California University Police assisted California borough police with an intoxicated male on the

400 block of Wood Street.

Aug. 17 - Injury At approximately 5:04 p.m., California University Police were requested to assist with a medial call of an injured football player and with a landing zone at Roadman Park. Aug. 20 - Fighting At approximately 12:27 a.m., California University Police assisted Cali-

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Aug. 20 - Disturbance California University Police charged Timothy Cole with disorderly conduct while they were assisting California borough police on Highpoint

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Cal Alum, Josh Portis helps Seahawks win preseason opener By Sports Information For the Cal Times

Former California University of Pennsylvania quarterback Josh Portis (Woodland Hills, Calif./William H. Taft) led a pair of fourth-quarter touchdown drives, including the gamewinner, on Thursday night in his professional debut to help lead the Seattle Seahawks to a 24-17 preseason win over the San Diego Chargers on ESPN. Portis, a two-year starter for the Vulcans (2009-10), completed five-of-nine attempts for 69 yards, highlighted by a game-tying six-yard touchdown to tight end Anthony McCoy. He also displayed his mobility in and out of the pocket, rushing for seven yards on four attempts. The 6-3, 211-pound quarterback entered the game on the final possession of the third quarter with the Seahawks trailing 17-10. Following a threeand-out on his first possession under center, Portis moved Seattle 25 yards and into San Diego territory on his next possession before the drive resulted in a turnover on downs. Portis then directed a 10-play, 84-yard touchdown drive midway through the fourth quarter.

Photo By: Joshua Laska Josh Portis (12) throws a pass against East Stroudsburg last football season. Portis led the Vulcans with 205 completions on 335 attempts and 33 touchdowns.

On the first play of the drive, he connected with wide receiver Chris Carter for an eight-yard reception – his first completion of the night. Portis went five-forsix for 69 yards on the drive with a six-yard touchdown to McCoy with 4:10 left in the game.

On the next play from scrimmage, Seattle forced and recovered a fumble deep in San Diego territory. Portis then led a two-play, 22-yard drive to give the Seahawks their first lead of the game, 24-17, with 3:05 remaining.

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The Seahawks’ defense made a fourth-down stand inside their own red zone on the Chargers’ ensuing possession before Portis took two kneel downs to seal the victory. In his two years with the Vulcans, Portis broke the all-time

school record with 69 touchdown passes and threw for over 6,000 yards. As a junior in 2009, he set single-season school records for passing yards, touchdowns and total offense.





New York, NY – August 22, 2011 – mtvU, the 24-hour college network of Viacom’s (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B) MTV, and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), a unit of NYSE Euronext, today launched the third-annual “Movers & Changers” competition, a nationwide challenge to find the country’s next wave of leading entrepreneurs. Competition finalists will be featured in the mtvU “Movers & Changers” short-form series, premiering this fall on mtvU, and compete for the ultimate prize of $25,000 in start-up money, as well as the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ring The Opening BellSM at the New York Stock Exchange. “We’re excited to reunite with Viacom and mtvU on the quest to find America’s next generation of young innovators and entrepreneurs,” said Marisa Ricciardi, Senior Vice President, NYSE Euronext Global Head of Marketing. “The ‘Movers & Changers’ competition is a perfect platform for college students to express their creativity, showcase their inventive ideas and realize their dreams.” “America’s colleges are incubators for some of the most innovative and successful business ideas in the world,” said Carlo DiMarco, Senior Vice President of mtvU University Relations. “mtvU’s partnership with NYSE Euronext provides the ideal route to take the country’s best young minds from the classroom to the boardroom.” Some of today’s top young entrepreneurs will serve as ambassadors for the “Movers & Changers” program, including Dennis Crowley, CEO and Cofounder of foursquare; Charlie Chanaratsopon, CEO and Founder of Charming Charlie; and Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Co-founders of Gilt Groupe. The ambassadors can be seen in promos for the program at The Competition “Movers & Changers” calls on 16-28 year old college students, individually or in teams of up to three people, to develop and produce a compelling business proposal. Ideas must be creative, original, and scalable to large corporations. Students can submit entries online at and are encouraged to submit a video “elevator pitch” application from now until Oct. 3, 2011. The competition will culminate at the Movers & Changers Forum on Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, taking place during NYSE Euronext’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. The top five business proposals will be voted on by the college audience and two teams will then be flown to New York City for the Movers & Changers Forum, where they will ring the NYSE Opening Bell. The grand prize winner will be announced on stage at the NYSE. mtvU and the NYSE unveiled the first-ever “Movers & Changers” competition in 2009 and followed it up with a successful 2010 campaign. Last year, each team of finalists presented its business plan to the “Movers and Changers” Board, a gathering of top business and social media professionals that included Entertainer and Chairman of TeenNick, Nick Cannon; CNBC’s Jim Cramer; CEO of (RED) Susan Smith Ellis; Tumblr Founder David Karp; and Next Jump Inc’s CEO and Chairman Charlie Kim. In an extremely competitive field, the judges chose University of Tennessee students Aeron Glover and Kaliv Parker as the Grand Prize Winner. Glover and Parker impressed the “Movers & Changers” Board with their eloquent presentation and wellconceived business idea, “,” an international student review housing site. The “Movers & Changers” competition with mtvU and Viacom is one of many collaborations between NYSE Euronext and its listed-issuer community and underscores NYSE Euronext’s commitment to inspire the next generation of young entrepreneurs, new and established enterprises, investors and the public to innovate and gain a better understanding of finance and global capital markets. For more information on “Movers & Changers,” please visit About mtvU Broadcast to more than 750 college campuses and via top cable distributors in 700 college communities nationwide, mtvU reaches nearly 9 million U.S. college students – making it the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S., as well as on cable systems from Charter Communications, Verizon FiOS TV, Suddenlink Communications, AT&T u-Verse and nearly 70 others. mtvU is dedicated to every aspect of college life, reaching students everywhere they are: on-air, online and on the campus. mtvU programs music videos from emerging artists that can’t be seen anywhere else, news, student life features and initiatives that give college students the tools to advance positive social change. mtvU is always on campus, with hundreds of events per year, including exclusive concerts, giveaways, shooting mtvU series and more. For more information about mtvU, and a complete programming schedule, visit About NYSE Euronext NYSE Euronext (NYX) is a leading global operator of financial markets and provider of innovative trading technologies. The company’s exchanges in Europe and the United States trade equities, futures, options, fixed-income and exchange-traded products. With approximately 8,000 listed issues (excluding European Structured Products), NYSE Euronext’s equities markets – the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, NYSE Amex, NYSE Alternext and NYSE Arca – represent one-third of the world’s equities trading, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, one of the leading European derivatives businesses and the world’s second-largest derivatives business by value of trading. The company offers comprehensive commercial technology, connectivity and market data products and services through NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is in the S&P 500 index, and is the only exchange operator in the Fortune 500. For more information, please visit:



Vulcan Theater Weekend Show: Bridesmaids Now showing Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.


Entertainment Wrap-up In Theaters

By Jessica Zombek Editor in Chief

Saturday Night Live characters Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph star in “Bridesmaids”, a hilarious movie about a bride (Maya Rudolf) and her love sick friend (Kristen Wiig). They are joined with Ellie Kemper, Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Wendi McLendon-Cove. The movie follows these women as Rudolph becomes the typical “bridezilla” and angers the mild-mannered Wiig into insanity. The hilarious antics include everything from food poisoning at the dress fitting to a lavish, over the top, wedding shower where Wiig looses it and tries to knock over a huge fountain of chocolate fondue. “Bridesmaids” exaggerate literally every cliché of the bride, wedding, and the unspoken rivalry between the maid-ofhonor and the rest of the jealous bridesmaids in the most hilarious ways, and instead of bringing tissues to dry happy tears of the beautiful wedding at the end, tissues will be needed to dry the tears flowing from your eyes from laughing so hard at the ridiculous scenarios these ladies encounter on the journey to the alter. Photo courtesy of: Right: Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper, Kristen Wiig and Rose Byrne server as Bridesmaids to Maya Rudolph and create a hilarious adventure to the alter.

Apollo 18 Shark Night 3D The Debt


House: Season 7 Prom Detroit 1-8-7


Jake Owen: Barefoot Blue Jean Night Counting Crows: August and Everything Tommy Stinson: One Man Mutiny

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Madden NFL 12 Warriors: Legends of Troy


Funny Freaking Fridays: PAGE 6

By Joshua Laska

Sports/Managing Editor


Photos By: Joshua Laska

The Student Activities Board at California University of Pennsylvania sponsored a comedic event on Friday Aug. 26 for all new students to enjoy. Comedian, and Cal U student, Derrick Knopsnyder opened the event for Michael Dean Ester and Jay Black. Jay Black was an English teacher before becoming a stand up comedian. The next “Funny Freaking Friday” is Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Vulcan Theater, the show is free to all students by showing a Cal U ID.

Michael Dean Easter connects with his audience by talking about Community Assistants (CA’s) being drill sergeants when freshman first get to school relax by the end of the school year.

Junior Derrick Knopsnyder tells jokes about his life and how he broke up with his girlfriend. Knopsnyder said she was a cancer and they weren’t compatible. He responded to her with “I am a chemo,” so we can make things work.

Jay Black talks about his life experience right out of college as he became a teacher and didn’t know what to say to students when they asked serious questions, since he wasn’t very mature right out of college.




a great laugh for everyone

Knopsnyder gets serious with students about college life.

Ester doesn’t understand why the Army paints their helicopters camouflage when you can hear them coming.

Black shows the audience how his son has a dance that he does to his favorite theme song whenever it comes on the television.

Student Activities Board members perform a rap to get students involved before the main event for Funny Freaking Fridays with Derrick Knopsnyder, Michael Dean Ester, and Jay Black..


PAGE 8 Emerging Leaders Program 10 Weeks - Thursdays

Begin: September 15, 2011 End: November 17, 2011 Time: 3:00 PM –5:00 PM Location: Carter Hall Multipurpose Room The Emerging Leaders Program equips potential student leaders with skills including public speaking, team building, goal setting, and conflict resolution. Participants are introduced to several theories of leadership. Speakers host sessions on their area of expertise. This program uses experiential exercises to encourage students to put new skills into action. For more information please contact: Diane Williams G35 Carter Hall Phone: 724-938-4794 Email: Applications are available at the Center for Civic Engagement, G35 Carter Hall, Women’s Center, G45 Carter Hall or online at

Grand Canyon exhibit featured By Cal U Public Affairs For the Cal Times

The Grand Canyon is wild and unforgiving. But it is also one of the most stunning landscapes on Earth, a place for recreation, reflection and reverence. An exhibition opening this month at California University of Pennsylvania allows us to marvel at this natural wonder without camping equipment, emergency rations or rappelling ropes. Featuring 60 color photographs, Lasting Light: 125 Years of Grand Canyon. Photography is a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Grand Canyon Association. The exhibition will be on view from Sept. 9 to Nov. 7 in

the Manderino Gallery on Cal U’s campus in California, Pa. The exhibition’s national tour continues through 2013. Covering nearly 125 years of photographic history, the exhibition includes images of early photographers dangling from cables to get the perfect shot, their cumbersome camera equipment balanced precariously on their shoulders. More modern images are bold and dramatic, revealing the canyon’s capricious weather, its flora and fauna, waterfalls and wading pools, and awe-inspiring cliffs and rock formations. The stunning contemporary images were selected by representatives from Eastman Kodak’s Professional Photography Division and National Geographic. Grand Canyon National Park, 2,000 square miles of snaking river beds and sheer rock walls, is a world like no other, where

vibrant cliffs and flowing water create a striking complement to the Western sky. What you do is keep it for your children, your children’s children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American should see, Teddy Roosevelt urged. Roosevelt, ever the naturalist, was just one of the canyon’s devotees. There are millions of others, including the 26 featured photographers of Lasting Light, who ran the river and climbed the rocks to capture these breathtaking images. About the collaborator The Grand Canyon Association is a nonprofit membership organization founded to support education, scientific research and other programs for the benefit of Grand Canyon National Park and its visitors. For details, visit

SEPTEMBER 2, 2011 Are you interested in volunteering while having fun with friends and gaining valuable leadership experience? If so, Alpha Phi Omega is the fraternity for you! We are a co-ed service fraternity with the core values of leadership, friendship, and service. We do many service projects each semester-last semester’s projects included going to the Ronald Mcdonald home to serve dinner, making valentines for senior citizens, and reading to kids at a library program. We have a pledging period with absolutely no hazing and a a small fee each semester. Check out our facebook page APO Lambda Omega Chapter at California University of PA and for more information and questions email Be part of a national organization while helping others and rush APO!

Vulcans ranked second in preseason poll By Sports Information For the Cal Times

Women’s Soccer With eight starters returning, the California University of Pennsylvania women’s soccer team was chosen to finish second in the preseason Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) poll announced the league office on Friday. Two-time defending-PSAC Champion West Chester was selected as the preseason favorite after receiving eight of the 15 first-place votes. The Vulcans, whose only loss last season was to the Golden Rams, were close behind after garnering the other seven first-place votes. Slippery Rock, Kutztown and Bloomsburg rounded out the top five in the preseason poll. Under fifth-year head coach Al Alvine, the Vulcans open the season on Thursday, Sept. 1, by hosting Alderson-Broaddus at 4 p.m. Volleyball The California University of Pennsylvania volleyball team was picked to tie for second in

The Student Activities Board sponsored a chance for students to get away from classes and play paintball outside of the Natali Student Union on Aug. 31.

the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) West standings announced the league office on Tuesday morning. The Vulcans tied with Gannon for second place behind defending-PSAC Champion Clarion, who received five of the seven first-place votes. Edinboro, who was the runner-up in the PSAC Tournament, received the final first-place vote and finished fourth. IUP, Mercyhurst and Slippery Rock rounded out the preseason standings in the PSAC West. After advancing to the PSAC Championship in six of the last eight seasons, Lock Haven garnered five of the seven firstplace votes to earn the top spot in the PSAC East preseason poll. Shippensburg and West Chester each received one firstplace vote and were second and third in the poll. Kutztown and Millersville are ranked fourth and fifth, respectively, while East Stroudsburg and Cheyney conclude the standings. For all of your Vulcan updates follow the calvulcans on twitter. Also, visit

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By Levie Kirkland

I would like to welcome everyone back for the new semester, and I hope everyone had a good summer. BSU is having a “Welcome Back Cookout” on Thursday September 8, 2011 starting at 4 p.m. on the turf behind the Student Union. There will be free food, music, games, and giveaways. Bring a friend to meet the board and learn about BSU and the many activities and events we are involved with. Make sure you come to the first official meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 5:15 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in Carter Hall. Everyone is welcome. Remember our motto: “Building Student Unity.” Good luck to everybody this semester.

The Internship Corner By Lucie Fremeau

The first week of classes is the first week of the rest of your life. Starting a new semester can be exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. In order to make the most of the semester, students should soak up every possible opportunity. Internships play a large role in the success and education of college students. Involvement in on-campus organizations and clubs aids prospective interns in making connections with professionals and professors that will lead to opportunities in the field of your choice. Another place to begin the search for an internship is the Internship Center, located on the second floor of the Eberly Science and Technology Center. There, students may search available internships and receive help filling out forms. In addition to visiting the Internship Center, students should also make an appointment with Career Services, which is also located on the second floor of Eberly. Career Services helps students create or update a resume and prepare for interviews by participating in a mock interview. Career Services and the Internship Center will ensure that students are well rounded and prepared for an exciting and beneficial internship. Although starting the semester and finding an internship may be stressful, there are multiple facilities on campus that simplify the process and help reduce stress. To be successful, make the most of your semester and take every opportunity that you are presented with.

Check out Career Services’ Career Advantage Corner each week to find out about hot jobs, upcoming on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and much more! Welcome Back! September Job Fairs Back to School Job Fair Thursday, September 8, 2011 Natali Performance Center 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Local employers will be hiring for the following jobs: Part-time Internship Co-op Volunteer Free to students Casual Dress Refreshments See a list of attending employers on the career services website at Unique Careers for Education Majors Thursday, September 15, 2011 Southpointe Center 4:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Unique Careers for Education Majors Networking Event is an opportunity for students and alumni to network with employers in the business and non-profit industries. This networking event is a casual and comfortable setting where employers and alumni will offer you the inside scoop on how to prepare, seek and secure a position within a company that hires education majors! IUP Accounting Career Day Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Indiana University of PA (IUP) Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee Sign up at Career Services Tips for Making the Most of a Job Fair are available on the Career Services website at edu/careers - Go to the Quick Tips section. Contact Career Services for more information on fall events. Career Services 230 Eberly Science and Technology Center 724-938-4413

The following are internship opportunities currently available through the Internship Center: Steel City Media Steel City Media, of Pittsburgh, is seeking a Communication Studies- Radio & Television, Public Relations, Speech Communications, or Marketing intern. The intern would work in studios with on-air talent, organize on-air and on-site ticket giveaways, organize radio packages, and provide on-site support during remotes and events (set up equipment, deal with public, pass out flyers, coupons, etc.). Students interested should e-mail their resume and cover letter to Andrew Bilinsky at Songwhale Songwhale LLC, a tech start up in Lawrenceville, is looking for a Graphic Design intern to assist with social media and mobile research. Candidate should be comfortable with contemporary social media tools (Facebook, Twitter) and be detail oriented for data analysis. Must be a team player but also be able to work independently once given assignments by management. Internship should be for college credit and at least 15 hours/week. Interested candidates should submit their resume, cover letter, and at least one writing sample to

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2011 California Vulcans Fall Preview Information compiled by Joshua Laska, Sports/Managing Editor

Men’s Team

Last Year’s Record

Cross Country

Women’s Team

2nd Place - 2 3rd Place - 1 5th Place - 1 6th Place - 1 14th Place - 1

Last Year’s Record

Playoffs PSAC Playoffs - 6th NCAA Atlantic Regional Playoffs - 9th

Playoffs PSAC Playoffs - 12th NCAA Atlantic Regional Playoffs - 14th

Upcoming Schedule 9-3 Marty Uher Invitational at Cal 9 a.m. 9-17 Buffalo Stampede at Buffalo 12 p.m. 9-24 Saint Vincent Invitational @ Saint Vincent 5 p.m.

Upcoming Schedule 9-3 Marty Uher Invitational at Cal 9 a.m. 9-17 Buffalo Stampede at Buffalo 12 p.m. 9-24 Saint Vincent Invitational @ Saint Vincent 5 p.m.

Key Returning Runners Tim Lahmers (Sr.) Aaron Dinzeo (Soph.) Christopher Poss (Jr.) Home Field

Cross Country course at Roadman Park

Projected Finish

4th (Coaches Poll)

Men’s Team

Right: Brittney Kanach (senior) returns after being the top women’s runner last year for the vulcans

The Vulcans finished second at the California Vulcan Invitational last year, this was the second year in a row that they finished second. 4th Place - 1 6th Place - 2 10th Place - 2

Playoffs PSAC Playoffs - 6th (of 7 teams) NCAA Atlantic Regional Playoffs - 10th (of 20 teams)

Upcoming Schedule 9/11-12 Maryland Intercollegiate 9/19-20 Powerade Intercollegiate 10/2-3 Gannon Howard Invitational Key Returning Players Paul Babashanian (Sr.) Austin Stoddard (Sr.) Home Field

Key Returning Runners Brittney Kanach (Sr.) Carly Youngeberg (Jr.) Maeve Charlesworth (So.) Photo By: AJ Carpinelli

Home Field

Cross Country course at Roadman Park

Projected Finish


Last Year’s Record 2nd Place - 1 3rd Place - 2 5th Place - 1 7th Place - 2 15th Place - 1

1st Place - 1 2nd Place -1 3rd Place - 1 8th Place - 1 10th Place - 1 11th Place - 1


Willowbrook Golf Course

Women’s Team Last Year’s Record 1st Place - 3 3rd Place - 1 7th Place -2 9th Place -1

Dianne Luke was last season’s PSAC Golfer of the Year.

2nd Place- 2 4th Place - 1 8th Place - 2 10th Place -1

Playoffs PSAC Playoffs - 1st (of 7 teams) NCAA Super Region One Championship - 2nd (of 9 teams) NCAA Natioanl Championship - 7th (of 12 teams)

Upcoming Schedule 9/12-13 Drury (Mo.) Fall Shootout TBA 9/18-19 Gannon Michael Fall Classic TBA 10/9-10 Findlay (Ohio) Invitational TBA Key Returning Players Dianne Luke (Sr.) Maria Lopez (Jr.) Kim Thomas (Jr.) Home Field Willowbrook Golf Course

Women’s Tennis

Men’s Soccer

Senior Annabel Pieschl led the Vulcans with a #31 ranking from the ITA. She also finished atop the ITA Atlantic Region rankings.

Last Year’s Record 22-8 (4-0) Playoffs National Quarterfinals Lost to #12 Clayton State 5-3 Upcoming Schedule 9-9/10 @ Carnegie Melon Invitational TBA 9-17/18 @ PSAC Individual Championships TBA 9-24/26 @ ITA Atlantic Regional Championship TBA Key Returning Players #37 Jade Pondicas (Jr.) #31 Annabel Pieschl (Sr.) Anastassiya Zherdeva (Sr.) Home Field Tennis Courts at Roadman Park Projected Finish Unknown * Last Season’s Stat Leaders Annabel Pieschl (28-9 overall, 4-0 vs. PSAC West) Jade Pondicas (25-6 overall, 25-9 in doubles) Franziska Steinhardt (22-10 overall) Axelle Fernandez (22-15 overall, 11 match winning streak) Head Coach Pablo Montoya 187-57 (76-23) (9 seasons)

11th (Coaches Poll)

The Vulcans open up the season in West Chester against the Chestnut Hill Griffins tomorrow at 5 p.m. Last Year’s Record Playoffs None

11-5-2 (2-5-2)

Upcoming Schedule 9-3 @ Chestnut Hill (Pa.) 9-4 @ Lincoln (Pa.) 9-7 vs. Wheeling Jesuit

5 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

Head Coach Dennis Laskey 223-206-35 (25 seasons)

Photo By: AJ Carpinelli Senior Mike Kalas (17) has started in all 60 games since his freshman year.

Last Season’s Stat Leaders Russell Bootwright (8 G, 19 PTS) Chris Moehler (5 assists) Nemanja Visekruna (5 PK) Derek Yobbi (11-5-2, 2 SHO) Key Returning Players F Brady Sanders D Nemanja Visekruna MF Chris Moehler Home Field

Booster Field

Projected Finish

4/10 (Coach’s Poll)




2011 California Vulcans Fall Preview FOOTBALL

Last Season’s Stat Leaders Josh Portis (205-335, 2651 yds., 33 TD, 7 INT) Lamont Smith (1198 yd., 12 TD, 106 YPG) Chedrick Cherry (56 rec., 795 yd., 13 TD) Brett Diamond (64 tack., 9 TFL, 4.5 sack)

This is the third year out of the past four where the Vulcans have opened the season against a nationally ranked opponent. The Vulcans are ranked No. 12 in the AFCA Poll. Last Year’s Record 10-2 (7-2)

Playoffs First Round Lost to Bloomsburg, 26-28


Key Returning Players WR Chedrick Cherry (Sr.) DB Patrick Swearinger (Sr.) LB Brett Diamond (Sr.) RB Lamont Smith (Jr.) Home Field Projected Finish

Head Coach John Luckhardt 215-67-2 record (78-30 at Cal)

Sept. 1 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

Adamson Stadium

11 ( Poll)

Chedrick Cherry (right) led all Vulcans with 795 yards of receiving total. Cherry also led the Vulcans with 13 touchdowns, averaging 1.083 per game. Running back Lamont Smith will also be returning to lead the rushing game. Last year he averaged 4.8 yards per carry, 1198 total yards, and 1.09 touchdowns per game.

7 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 2 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. TBA

Information compiled by Joshua Laska, Sports/Managing Editor

Photo by: Steve Ricci

Women’s Soccer

vs. St. Cloud State (M.N.) vs. C.W. Post (N.Y.) @ East Stroudsburg vs. Clarion @ Lock Haven vs. Gannon @ Slippery Rock vs. Mercyhurst (Homecoming) @ Indiana (Pa.) vs. Edinboro vs. Cheyney or PSAC Championship

Last season the Vulcans advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament, before losing to West Chester. This is only the second time in the programs history that the Vulcans have made it to both the PSAC and NCAA Tournaments. The Vulcans fell one short of their record for wins in a season after posting 18 wins. Last Year’s Record

18-1-4 (12-1-1)

Playoffs NCAA Third Round Lost to West Chester, 1-1 (5-4 in penalty kicks) Upcoming Schedule 9-3 @ Charleston (W. Va.) 9-7 vs. IUP 9-11 vs. West Virginia Wesleyan Key Returning Players F Bethany Smyda (So.) D Kayla Klimasko (Sr.) GK Paula Jackson (Sr.)

4 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

Home Field

Booster Field

Projected PSAC Finish

2 (Coach’s Poll)

Last Season’s Stat Leaders Bethany Smyda (16 G, 43 pts,11 assists, 89 shots, 5 GW Goals) Sam Regney (9 assists) Paula Jackson (18-1-4, 0.34 GAA, 13 shutouts) Photo by: Joshua Laska

Head Coach 53-27-9 (4 seasons)

Al Alvine

Bethany Smyda (20) dribbles the ball looking for an open teammate to pass to in a match against Edinboro on Oct. 19, 2010. Smyda is one of 21 returning players to the Vulcans, who are predicted to finish second in the PSAC this season. Information compiled by Joshua Laska, Sports/Managing Editor

California looks to start a new record for winning in Hamer Hall after losing to Juniata, Clarion, and Edinboro at home. To snap a 50 game home winning streak.

Last Year’s Record 23-13 (15-4) Playoffs Third Round of NCAA Tournament Lost to Clarion, 3-0 (23-25, 18-25, 24-26) Upcoming Schedule 9-3 vs. Rollins (@ Lynn, Fla.) 3 p.m. 9-3 vs. Colorado-Colorado Springs (@ Lynn) 7 p.m. 9-4 vs. Lewis (Ill.) (@ Lynn) 1 p.m. Home Field Hamer Hall Projected Finish

2(Coach’s Poll)

Last Season’s Stat Leaders Meghan Franz (307 kills, 2.31 kills/set) Kortney Eshleman (950 assists, 8.33 assists/set) Julie Paronish (507 digs, 4.57 digs/set) Sara McMullen (60 service aces, 0.48 aces/set) Head Coach Peter Letourneau 144-61 (0-0) (1st season)

Information compiled by Joshua Laska, Sports/Managing Editor.

Women’s Volleyball

Photo By: Joshua Laska Katya Kopanarova ( 17) and Meghan Franz (14) helped lead the Vulcan offense last year. Franz posted 307 kills on 720 attempts, while Kopanarova posted 213 kills on 695 attempts.

Cal Times - September 2, 2011  

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Cal Times - September 2, 2011  

The Cal Times is California University of Pennsylvania's student-run newspaper. With a mission to deliver fair and balanced news to the stud...