Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lukens joins Lycoming athletic communications staff

WILLIAMMSPORT, Pa. – Lycoming College Associate Director of Athletics for Communications Joe Guistina announced the addition of Owen Lukens to the athletics communication department on Monday, August 13.

Lukens will assist Guistina in all aspects of the athletic communications department.

Lukens previously served as a sports information intern at Mansfield in 2017-18. Lukens worked under Sports Information Director Ryan McNamara. His roles included writing student-athlete biographies, producing live video for Mountie All-Access, updating social media pages, editing photos and updating program record books. He was also the recipient of the 2017-18 Steve McCloskey Service Award. The award was named after longtime Mansfield Sports Information Director Steve McCloskey, and is given to the student who provided outstanding service to the athletic department.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Lycoming College Warriors announce 2018 football class

A LycomingFootball.com File Photo
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With a recruiting class that features four all-state selections and 44 members, the Lycoming College football team will combine its youth with 68 returning lettermen in an effort to step back into contention for a Middle Atlantic Conference title, 11th-year head coach Mike Clark announced on Monday, July 16.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Blake Bowman Made History Against 19th Ranked DelVal In Big Upset

Monday, November 9, 2015
Williamsport, PA - Junior running back Blake Bowman was overshadowed by the much needed upset victory over 19th ranked Delaware Valley. What was lost in all the fuss over the exciting win was the history that was made Saturday by Blake.

He scored two rushing touchdowns which launched him ahead in the school's single-season rushing touchdown mark. The previous mark of 13 was held by Tim Deasey (2001), Jason Marraccini (1997).

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Lycoming Football Photos From the Past - Part II

The Warriors wearing their whites! Teamwork and trusting in your mates has always been a standard for Lyco.

September 14, 2013 - Craig Needhammer (Lansdale, Pa./North Penn) finished with 27 carries for 130 yards and a touchdown shown above. (Game Recap)
2014: A Second Team Capital One Academic All-American … Second Team d3football.com All-East Region … First Team All-MAC … Academic All-MAC selection … Lycoming’s Male Athlete of the Year … appeared in and started all 10 games at running back … broke Josh Kleinfelter's record of 3,664 career rushing yards with his final rush – a 50-yard touchdown to give him 3,713 career yards … finished career with a school-record 42 touchdowns, 39 rushing touchdowns and 5,291 all-purpose yards … finished season seventh in the nation in all-purpose yards, averaging 186.7 per game … finished third in the MAC and tied for 22nd nationally with 1,242 rushing yards and second in the MAC and tied for 32nd nationally with a school-record 13 rushing touchdowns … posted a season-high 90-yard run against Misericordia … rushed for at least 100 yards in six games … rushed for 200 yards against Misericorida and FDU-Florham, posting a school-record 299 against FDU-Florham … posted the first two 300-all-purpose-yard games in program history as a senior, doing so against Misericordia and FDU-Florham, earning him the MAC’s Offensive Player of the Week award twice … also named to the D3football.com Team of the Week for 339 all-purpose yard effort against FDU-Florham and named USA College Football Offensive Player of the Week for 305-yard game against Misericordia … also notched 12 receptions for 143 yards … finished sixth in the MAC with a school-record 482 kick return yards on 21 opportunities … recipient of the Leland "Lee" Calistri '59 Award, the David G. Busey Award and the team’s Offensive Player of the Year at the team’s annual football banquet … a member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

QB Glenn Smith takes the ball over the right side to upset nationally ranked Ithaca for a 33-30 stunner. We just love the reaction of the coaches and players on the sideline.
Always called "The Catch!" WR John Sibel pulled down this ball and maintained control of the ball, BUT the official called this fabulous catch incomplete. We have a series photos the dispute that call. John is from Yardley, PA and Pennsbury High School.

2014: Academic All-MAC … became 21th player in school history to notch 1,000 receiving yards in a career with 95-yard game against Delaware Valley … appeared in and started seven games at wide receiver before an injury ended his season … recorded 26 catches for 370 yards … had a touchdown against Albright, Wilkes, and Delaware Valley … posted at least one reception in all seven games … recorded six kick returns netting 135 yards … punted two times for 37 yards and knocked one punt inside the 20-yard line … earned Hampshire Honor Society accolades … a member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

DB Tanner Troutman - Hegins, PA - Tri-Valley High School. Tanner picks off a Misericordia pass in 2014.
2014: Earned Preseason First-Team All-American mentions from D3football.com, Sporting News, Lindy’s College Football, Beyond Sports Network and USA College Football Network … named to the D3 Senior Classic “Super Senior” Watchlist and the College Gridiron Showcase Watch List … an Honorable Mention USA College Football All-American … a Second Team All-MAC defensive back … started seven games while battling injuries … recorded 46 tackles, including 11 against FDU-Florham … had two interceptions and four passes defended … finished career sixth in school history with 16 interceptions.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Lycoming Football Photos From the Past - Part I

WR Ryan Umpleby - Forest Hill, MD - Fallston High School
2015: First Team All-MAC wide receiver … Academic All-MAC … started all 10 games at wide receiver … finished second in the MAC with 980 receiving yards and seven receiving touchdowns … caught 55 passes for a league-best 17.8 yards per reception for receivers with more than 20 receptions … finished career by becoming the first receiver in program history to post more than 200 receiving yards in back-to-back games, notching 207 in a 43-42 win over 19th-ranked Delaware Valley before posting a school record 241 in his final game against Misericordia … led the MAC and finished 14th nationally with 1,736 all-purpose yards, the second-most in school history … finished his career third with 2,621 receiving yards, fourth with 166 receptions and fourth with 21 receiving touchdowns … his 4,148 all-purpose yards are also fourth in school history and his 1,212 kick return yards are third … the first player in school history to earn Academic All-MAC honors three times in a career … a member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

RB Blake Bowman - Valley View, PA - Tri-Valley High School
A big 43-42 upset over Delaware Valley on Saturday, November 7, 2015.

2016: First Team All-MAC running back ... a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection ... Academic All-MAC ... first Warrior to lead MAC in rushing in back-to-back years ... posted 93.6 yards per game ... led the MAC in rushing touchdowns and finished 36th in Division III with 12 ... second in the MAC with 113.56 all-purpose yards per game and third with 12 total touchdowns ... started nine games at running back ... ran for 842 yards on 171 carries ... had a season-high 164 yards against Susquehanna, scoring three touchdowns ... also had 112 yards and three scores against King’s ... rushed for more than 100 yards four times ... had nine receptions for 96 yards on the year ... finished his career second in school history with 31 rushing yards, fifth with 2,516 rushing yards and third with an average of 5.16 yards per rush ... a member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll … earned a spot on the Hampshire Honor Society. 

Lycoming College Cheerleaders always add to the excitement of the game.
WR Nick Costello - Havertown, PA - Haverford High School
2017: Appeared in 10 games and started nine as a wide receiver … finished 10th in the MAC with 638 receiving yards and sixth with seven touchdowns on 37 receptions … averaged 17.2 yards per reception, the fourth-best mark in the league … caught a program-record 99-yard touchdown pass against Lebanon Valley … also caught an 80-yard touchdown pass against Stevenson … had a season-high eight catches with 104 yards and a touchdown against King’s (Pa.) … had a season-high 127 receiving yards and a touchdown against Lebanon Valley … had 88 receiving yards and two touchdowns in win over FDU-Florham … recorded a touchdown catch in four straight games … led team with 22 money receptions (first down or touchdown) … … led team with 10 offensive plays of 20 or more yards.

DB Mike Ward - Edgewater, MD - South River High School High School
2017: Second Team All-MAC defensive back … finished his career with the Warriors as one of the top defensive players in program history, finishing sixth in school history with 263 career tackles … first player to lead the team in tackles for three straight years since Bill Small from 1989-91 … posted a career-high 88 tackles, notching three interceptions and six pass breakups … led the MAC and finished 19th in Division III with 6.3 solo tackles per game and finished fifth with 8.8 total tackles per contest … notched 45 tackles off rushes, 34 on passes, five on kickoffs and three on punt returns, all leading the team … finished seventh in the MAC with 0.9 passes defended and 11th with 0.3 interceptions per game … also forced and recovered a fumble … averaged 30.6 yards on seven kickoff returns, posting an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Stevenson … also forced an recovered a fumble at Stevenson … had career-high 15 tackles against Lebanon Valley and posted 10 or more stops three times … had a 32-yard interception return against Wilkes and a 41-yarder against Misericordia, two of his eight plays of more than 20-yard plays, which finished third on the team … a member of the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

Friday, July 6, 2018

2018 Lycoming Football has some bright spots heading into their downstream rival Susquehanna University

Senior WR Nick Costello is one of many bright spots for the Warriors in 2018. 

Costello is a 6' 5" wide receiver who can snag anything close to his wing span.

Nick is from Havertown, PA and a product of Haverford High School

Friday, March 2, 2018

Lycoming College Football - Sr RB Sam Dressler earns NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

(Photo courtesy of Lycoming Sports Information)
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – With a near-perfect GPA as a biology major and after a season as Lycoming’s starting running back, senior Sam Dressler (Danville, Pa./Riverside) has earned one of the most prestigious honors in collegiate sports, being named as one of 58 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships for the fall season, the organization announced on Friday, March 2.