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Offensive outburst leads Golden Eagle women’s soccer over Pitt-Johnstown

The Clarion women’s soccer team bounced back in a big way this past Saturday at Memorial Stadium beating Pitt-Johnston by the score of 4-0. This win moved the Golden Eagles to 2-2 on the season thus far and proved to be a big test of adversity to head coach Sean Esterhuizen. “We were coming off two disappointing matches, the team took the test very well and passed with flying colors. The win was a big morale booster,” said Esterhuizen Esterhuizen was also happy with the play of his senior goalkeeper Laura Saussol who had four saves in her second shutout
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Golden Eagle football records first win of season against Millersville

Despite a rough start in the season opener, Clarion University traveled to Millersville to take on the Marauders and bounced back with a 55-16 victory. “What I liked most was that all three phases of the team, offense, defense, and special teams had a score,” said Head Coach Jay Foster. “Any time you get scores from the defense and special teams you have a great chance to win.” The game started off on a high note fom the Golden Eagles. Early in the first quarter Clarion scored in two plays. Sophomore Darelle Carson threw a 37-yard pass to Junior Eric
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Reaching 8-0 for the fouth time in program history, Clarion women’s volleyball keeps rolling

This past weekend the Clarion Golden Eagles women’s volleyball team traveled to California, Pennsylvania for a two day tournament. On the first day of the tournament Clarion’s first match was against Caldwell. The Golden Eagles won three sets by the scores of 25-13, 25-18 and 25-22 in the final set. Junior Abbey Cox had 10 kills along with an ace in the match. Freshman Taylor Braunagel also had 10 kills and a block. Sophomore Mackenzie Biggs contributed nine kills and three blocks. Freshman Gabrielle Olson added seven kills and seven blocks. Senior Laura Subject had 35 assists in the match.
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Hudson steps down from head coach position for Clarion Golden Eagles softball

Another team. Another coach. Clarion University will look to hire its fourth head coach for an athletic team in the last six months. After having head coaches for men’s and women’s basketball for over 25 years and a women’s soccer coach for the last four years, all resigned at the end of their seasons. The women’s basketball and soccer vacancies have been filled; with men’s basketball still open. Now its softball’s turn. Former softball head coach Shintrika Hudson stepped down this past week. Hudson had been the Golden Eagles head coach for the past four seasons. Hudson was a four-year
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Clarion women’s soccer starts new chapter under Esterhuizen

This summer brought a series of changes to Clarion University Athletics. Three new coaching hires took place, including in Women’s Soccer. Sean Esterhuizen was named the new head coach on July 18, 2014. Esterhuizen is a native of Florida Park, South Africa, with an impressive resume coaching high school and collegiate soccer. In 22 seasons of coaching high school soccer, Esterhuizen has a record of 326-81, with appearances in the state semifinals and quarterfinals, and one regional, two district, and three league titles. Those appearances and titles all came from his time at Hanford High School in Richland, Washington. His
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Veteran-led Clarion football looks to turn heads in 2014 season

This upcoming season the Clarion Golden Eagles football team is looking to be very golden. Clarion has nine starters and 44 lettermen returning for this season. Last season was rough for the Golden Eagles. Clarion was 4-7 overall and 2-5 in the PSAC-Western Division. The blue and gold were picked to finish seventh at the annual PSAC press day, but are looking to prove everyone wrong. “This season I’m looking forward to playing with a great group of guys,” said junior Jared Davis. Three road games will kick the season off for Clarion. They traveled to St. Francis for the
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Harrington takes top spot over weekened at Hal Hansen Invitational

Senior Adam Harrington won the 2014 Hal Hansen Invitational Tournament earlier this week. Harrington finished the tournament with a two day total of four under par giving him the victory by one stroke over Chris Kupniewski out of Mercyhust. Harrington finished the tournament shooting three birdies on his last four holes. “I was just trying to take it one shot at a time and not get ahead of myself,” he said. After nailing his final shot Harrington celebrated with a small fist pump. “I actually didn’t know I won at that moment, I thought I had a good chance, looking
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Golden Eagle women’s volleyball looks to build on 2013 success in 2014 season

After what was a fantastic 2013 campaign the Clarion Volleyball team is looking forward to even higher things this season. After opening up 4-0 this past weekend ,why not expect just that? Last year the Golden Eagles didn’t quite reach the ultimate stage, but they did show they were more than capable with a final record of 32-5 and an appearance in the NCAA Atlantic Division II Regionals. The team returns many key players, including seniors Laura Subject, Laura Duncan, and Carlie Bieranowski. Head Coach Jennifer Mills, heading into her eighth season at the helm, will also look to guide
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