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Markovic Scores Twice to Pace WPU Past Mount Mercy

William Penn University Athletics

Cedar Rapids–The Statesmen men’s soccer team remained in the mix to possibly earn a home playoff game as it defeated Mount Mercy 3-1 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Wednesday. William Penn (7-8-2, 4-6-1 Heart), which won consecutive games for the first time since early September, overcame being outshot 22-18. The navy and gold […]

Statesmen Secure Postseason Berth in 3-0 Shutout of Mustangs

William Penn University Athletics

Cedar Rapids–The William Penn women’s soccer squad extended its campaign into postseason play as it shut out Mount Mercy 3-0 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Wednesday. WPU (6-9-1, 4-6-1 Heart) doubled up the Mustangs (7-10, 2-9 Heart) in shots at 14-7. With the win, the Statesmen have qualified for the Heart Postseason Tournament, […]

WPU Falls in Final Road Match to Graceland

William Penn University Athletics

Lamoni–In its last road trip of the 2016 campaign, the Statesmen volleyball team was upended 3-0 by Graceland in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Tuesday. William Penn (6-26, 0-12 Heart), which lost by scores of 29-31, 17-25, 19-25, was outhit .171-.060. The first set was epic with the visitors owning a sizeable edge at […]

WPU Starts Season at #3, Earns Two First-Place Votes

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s basketball team earned a much-deserved bulls-eye as the Division I Preseason Top-25 Poll was released Tuesday. A year after going 29-7 (17-5 Heart) and reaching the national quarterfinals in its inaugural Division I campaign, William Penn is #3 with 228 points. The Statesmen are only behind last year’s national championship participants Mid-America […]

William Penn Athletics News–October 24

William Penn University Athletics

Winning Streak Propels Statesmen to Receive Votes Oskaloosa–A five-game winning streak has helped the William Penn football team back into the national mix as the NAIA’s seventh top-25 poll was released Monday. The Statesmen (5-3, 2-0 North), who have not been ranked since the preseason poll (at #23), have jumped all the way to 28th […]

Dutch passer Gray lauded by Iowa Conference

Central College

PELLA — After breaking several program records in a 51-37 victory over Wartburg College, Central College quarterback Riley Gray (senior, West Des Moines, Waukee HS) was named the Iowa Conference male athlete and offensive football player of the week. In the first half alone against the Knights, Gray tied the school record by tossing five […]

Parker’s 221-Yard Effort Guides Statesmen Past Culver-Stockton

Van Parker ran 19 times for 221 yards, the biggest single-game tally in almost five years

Oskaloosa–Van Parker (Sr., Muskegon, Mich., Physical Education) took full advantage of his first start as William Penn’s quarterback as he ran all over Culver-Stockton in a 44-21 Heart of America Athletic Conference North Division victory Saturday. Parker, who called his own number 19 times, broke free on numerous occasions en route to 221 yards (the […]

WPU Dominates Evangel to Secure Postseason Berth

William Penn University Athletics

Springfield, Mo.–In one of the best offensive outputs in program history, the Statesmen men’s soccer team defeated Evangel 8-0 in Heart of America Athletic Conference action Saturday. Not only did William Penn (6-8-2, 3-6-1 Heart) end its three-game losing streak, but the squad also locked up a spot in the league tournament.  The navy and […]

Statesmen Cruise Past Evangel 5-1

William Penn University Athletics

Springfield, Mo.–Camila Parra (Jr., Brisbane, Australia, Exercise Science) scored twice to lead the William Penn women’s soccer team to a 5-1 Heart of America Athletic Conference win over Evangel Saturday. The victory, which included a lopsided 27-4 edge in shots for WPU, snapped a three-game losing streak for the Statesmen (5-9-1, 3-6-1 Heart). Alyce Correia […]

Boma Breaks Record at Talent-Rich Regular-Season Finale

William Penn University Athletics

Cedar Rapids–Jamal Boma (Sr., Des Moines, Iowa, Business Management and Physical Education) took advantage of a great competition field to make program history as the William Penn cross country teams competed at the NAIA Seminole Valley Stampede hosted by Mount Mercy Saturday. The men were 19th out of 25 teams with 502 points, while #2 […]


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