AMCC Best of the Rest: PSUA Athletes Named

Four student-athletes from Penn State Altoona were nominated for the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Player of the Week. Although they were not selected this week, their accomplishments for Penn State Altoona’s sports programs are worth mentioning.


MEN’S GOLF- Sophomore Payton Guelich led the Lions this past Saturday, Sept. 1 , shooting 77 on the par 72 course. He tied for eighth place out of 84 golfers at the Pitt-Bradford Invitational.




WOMEN’S SOCCER- Freshman Sadie McConnell scored her first collegiate goal in a 4-0 win over Wilson last Friday, Aug. 31.  Sadie followed that up on by assisting on the Lion’s lone goal in a 1-1 tie with Cairn on Saturday, Sept. 1.




WOMEN’S TENNIS- Freshman Jessica Stevens recorded her first collegiate win this past Saturday, Sept. 1, against Geneva. Stevens defeated her opponent in the No. 1 singles slot by a 6-2, 6-1 decision.




WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL- Kelsey Bristol started her senior season off well in the Gettysburg College Battlefield Classic this past weekend, Aug. 31- Sept. 1. Bristol recorded 35 kills, 28 digs, and 39 points while adding three aces, three assists, and a solo block. Bristol was named to the All-Tournament Team for her impressive performance throughout the weekend.


Photos submitted by Conner Gilbert

Night Train Returns to Campus

Night Train, a former band of the 70s, returned to Penn State Altoona after 42 years to perform. All of the five members attended Penn State Altoona between 1973-1978. Shown is the band in front of Slep in the mid-70s. This special concert was a reunion for their class and an opportunity to reflect on their time at PSUA. Christo Pellani, the percussionist for the band, traveled from California for their reunion Wednesday, August 29th, in the Slep Student Center. Other members of Night Train included Robin Bryan, Jack Ferraioli, Harold Hayford, and Rick Wertz. Robin, one of the vocalists, belted out ballads from the 70s while Harold played keyboard. Jack and Rick played guitar and assisted with vocals as well.

Fun fact: Harold Hayford is better known as Professor Hayford here at Penn State Altoona. The band reminisced about the days where there would be several coffee house concerts on campus like this one. Band member Christo commented that Slep would turn into a romantic scene with round tables, soft lighting and the perfect atmosphere for a good night of music. There were about 20 people present both students and alumni. Check out the video below submitted by PSUA student Bella Launi for a snip of their performance.