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Pitt women’s lacrosse gears up for inaugural competitive season in 2022

Pitt women’s lacrosse gears up for inaugural competitive season in 2022

By Jessica McKenzie, Staff Writer April 14, 2021
The Pitt women’s lacrosse program will make its highly anticipated competitive season debut in spring 2022. Although the program is still in its infancy, the players have started forging strong relationships among themselves and the coaching staff.
Pitt baseball sweeped No. 20 Miami for its first home ACC series win of the season this weekend. After eight pitches, including four straight foul balls, sophomore infielder Sky Duff unloaded a grand slam to right-center field during the first game.

Two grand slams help ‘Gritsburgh’ Pitt baseball sweep No. 20 Miami

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Pitt baseball launched two grand slams en route to sweeping No. 20 Miami for its first home ACC series win of the season.
Edge rusher Rashad Weaver registered 35 tackles, 14.5 of which were for a loss of yardage, on top of 7.5 sacks and three forced fumbles in 2020.

Prediction: Final NFL draft destinations for Pitt stars

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
Pitt has one of its most exciting draft classes of the last few years with numerous Panthers sporting a chance at hearing their name called by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
Senior Felix Wolter, who earned All-American honors recently, finished fourth place in the 100-meter dash and seventh in the long jump in Knoxville this weekend as the Panthers capped off the Tennessee Relays. Pitt will head to Virginia next weekend for the Virginia Challenge meet on Friday, April 16, and Saturday, April 17.

Weekend sports recap: Baseball and track and field make up for softball woes

By Jason Glancy, Staff Writer April 12, 2021
The weekend saw a rough performance for Pitt softball, but strong performances from Pitt track and field and a sweep from the baseball team made up for it.
Photo by Thomas Yang, Senior Staff Photographer

Men’s soccer clinches Coastal division with 5-0 win over UVA

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
When Jay Vidovich took over as the head men’s soccer coach at Pitt five seasons ago, the team had not yet won an ACC game. The top-ranked Panthers defeated Virginia 5-0 on Thursday night to clinch the ACC Coastal division title.
Photos: Pitt Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia

Photos: Pitt Men’s Soccer vs. Virginia

By Thomas Yang, Senior Staff Photographer April 9, 2021

The top-ranked Panthers defeated Virginia 5-0 on Thursday night to clinch the ACC Coastal division title. [Read: Men’s soccer clinches Coastal division with 5-0 win over UVA]

Pitt star forward Amanda West was named ACC Women’s Soccer Player of the Week on Tuesday for her performance in the Panthers’ final game of the regular season against Kentucky.

Panthers receive recognitions across multiple sports

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor April 9, 2021
Punxsutawney Phil may have had Pitt in mind when he predicted six weeks of winter before one of the most “beautiful and brightest” springs ever. The Panthers got the spring started in great fashion with a slew of accolades across multiple sports.
After spending almost a decade playing Major League Baseball, Devin Mesoraco has returned to western Pennsylvania as a volunteer assistant coach with the Pitt Panthers baseball team.

After an all-star professional career, Mesoraco returns home

By Zack Gibney , Staff Writer April 9, 2021
While unfortunate luck with injuries caused his Major League career to be cut short, Mesoraco’s new life as a coach, mentor to young players and family man has been a welcome transition.
After knocking off rival West Virginia in the most recent edition of the Backyard Brawl, No. 24 Pitt Baseball (14-10, 9-9 ACC) will look to build on their momentum against the No. 18 Miami Hurricanes (17-8, 10-7 ACC) starting on Friday in Pittsburgh.

Preview: Pitt baseball hoping to make up ground in series vs. No. 18 Miami

By Zack Gibney, Staff Writer April 9, 2021
After knocking off rival West Virginia in the most recent edition of the Backyard Brawl, No. 24 Pitt Baseball (14-10, 9-9 ACC) will look to build on their momentum when the No. 18 Miami Hurricanes (17-8, 10-7 ACC) come to town for a series starting on Friday. The Panthers will look to put an end
Pitt’s wrestling team has 27 wrestlers who are from Pennsylvania. Redshirt senior Jake Wentzel (right) and redshirt junior Nino Bonaccorsi are both from Pittsburgh’s South Hills.

Pitt wrestling building success around local products

By Carson Zaremski, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
The five Panthers who competed in the NCAA Championships have one thing in common — they’re all from Pennsylvania. In fact, 27 of the 31 wrestlers on Pitt’s roster hail from Pennsylvania. Pitt’s head coach, Keith Gavin, is also from Pennsylvania and had a successful career as a Panther wrestler.
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