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Redshirt sophomore Micky Phillippi recorded his fifth major decision of the year during Sunday’s 51-1 victory over Davidson.

Panther Spotlight: Softball, wrestling attract kindred spirits

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor February 11, 2020
Phillippi has more to prove as he gears up for the postseason, while Sanchez has everything yet to prove. Wrestling is looking to push forward, while softball waits to break through. The two teams are on opposite ends of the success spectrum, but that gap is bridged by star athletes with eyes toward more.
Junior guard Ryan Murphy shone with a performance last week against Nicholls State with a 28-point performance on 10-17 FG shooting.

Panther Spotlight: Murphy, Vera, Matthews headline winter sports

By John Riskis, Staff Writer November 14, 2019
To quote HBO blockbuster “Game of Thrones”’ most famous father, Ned Stark, “Winter is coming.” The snow has already arrived and with it some seasonal Pitt athletics action. As the new season begins, these Panther athletes have already proven their value.
Jaylen Twyman rushes to tackle. Twyman contributed seven sacks to Pitt’s total of 36, which is the highest in the nation this season.

Panther Spotlight: Twyman, West, Akeo lead group of autumn overachievers

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer October 23, 2019
With the fall sports season approaching its final stretch, these three Pitt athletes have been crucial in helping their teams outperform expectations.
Redshirt sophomore Deslin Alexandre (5) will play as a defensive lineman this season after junior Rashad Weaver went down with a season-ending knee injury during training camp.

Panther Spotlight: Kizza, Lund will build on stunning seasons

By Kyle Saxon, for The Pitt News September 3, 2019
Edward Kizza and Kayla Lund wasted no time dazzling in respective season openers and will look to one-up All-ACC performances in 2018, while Deslin Alexandre tries to replace an All-conference performer on his own squad.
First-year guard Xavier Johnson, pictured here against VMI, extended his double-digit scoring streak to eight games in a 74-53 victory over Duquesne.

Panther Spotlight: Xavier Johnson, Danielle Garven, Nika Markovic

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor November 26, 2018
Xavier Johnson and Danielle Garven have helped out Pitt’s basketball teams in the early going, while Nika Markovic led the volleyball team to a strong regular-season finish.
Sophomore forward Edward Kizza is responsible for 11 out of the Panthers’ 19 goals this season. (Photo by Bader Abdulmajeed | Staff Photographer)

Panther Spotlight: Edward Kizza, Amaia Pena, Kayla Lund

By Tessa Sayers, Staff Writer October 10, 2018
Panther athletes Edward Kizza, Amaia Pena and Kayla Lund are all having standout seasons on the field and on the court, leading their respective teams.
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