The Florida National Conquistadors made the long trip up from Miami this week and bested ACPHS Men's Basketball 81-62 on Tuesday night. Following the loss, the Panthers are now 4-4 on the year, while FNU moves to 10-5.
ACPHS Women's Basketball played their first game of the season on Wednesday, but fell to the SUNY Delhi Broncos 81 to 66. The Panthers start off their season at 0-1, while the Broncos improve to 5-1 on the year.
ACPHS Women's Soccer fell to the University of Maine-Fort Kent Bengals 5-0 on Sunday, ending the Panthers run at a USCAA National Championship. ACPHS will finish the year at 12-6-1, while the Bengals will move on to take on Florida National University in the National Championship Game.
ACPHS Men's Soccer fell to the #7-seeded Illinois Tech Scarlet Hawks 3-2 on Saturday in their final game of the season. The Panthers finish the season with a record of 11-6-3, and head home from nationals having lost both of their contests. The Hawks improved their record to 14-5-1, but were also eliminated from nationals after going 1-1.
Senior Julia Lindsay (Scotia, NY / Scotia-Glenville HS) was named a USCAA Cross Country First-Team All-American after placing 6th overall with a time of 24:05.89 at the 2017 USCAA National Championship Meet in Virginia Beach, VA. Lindsay, whose time set a new personal record for her, led the way for ACPHS, who had four women and five men run in the harsh conditions on Friday.
#11 seeded ACPHS Men's Soccer fell to the #2 seeded University of Maine-Fort Kent Bengals on Friday 4-0. This was the Panthers first loss since September 28th, dropping their record to 11-5-3 on the season. The Bengals improved to 18-1-0 and booked their spot in the national semifinals as the winners of Pool C.
Junior forward Katie Benson (Clifton Park, NY / Shenendehowa) showed why she was voted 2017 USCAA Women's Soccer Player of the Year today, recording a hat trick in the first half and leading ACPHS to a 3-2 victory over the Penn State Brandywine Lions. The win moves the Panthers to 12-5-1 overall, and ensures that they win their Pool regardless of tomorrow's matchup between Brandywine and Johnson & Wales (NC). ACPHS will now face the #1 seeded University of Maine-Fort Kent Bengals in the National Championship Semifinals on Sunday, November 12th at 12:15 PM.
ACPHS Men's and Women's Teams attended the USCAA Fall Championships Banquet last night, where they and other student athletes from around the country were honored for their outstanding effort on the field and in the classroom. The banquet is part of the 2017 USCAA Fall Championships Week in Virginia Beach, VA, where Panther soccer and cross country teams are competing for national championships in their respective sports.