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Brilliant Start in First-Ever Home Game, but Statesmen Fall to St. Ambrose

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Oskaloosa — With their first-ever home game in program history, the William Penn women’s lacrosse team produced a great opening half against St. Ambrose, a program receiving votes nationally. However, the Queen Bees showed their veteran depth by dominating the rest of the game, winning by a final score of 14-3. The Statesmen drop to […]

Statesmen Fall in First KCAC Game

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Oskaloosa — The men’s lacrosse team for William Penn finally got to play in a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday night against St. Ambrose. The #9 Fighting Bees outscored the Statesmen in the first and second quarters to take a 4-2 lead at the break. Despite WPU matching St. Ambrose in the second half, […]

Tested Statesmen Receiving Votes in First Poll

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Oskaloosa–The William Penn men’s soccer team weathered quite the schedule storm last fall and the national raters took notice as the NAIA’s first top-25 poll was released Wednesday. WPU (8-7, 8-4 Heart) is unofficially 33rd in the nation with 26 points. The team is seeking to return to nationals after making its first-ever trip last […]

Statesmen Split on Opening Day

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Kansas City, Mo.–The William Penn softball team finally got to shake off the rust Tuesday as it faced Avila in a non-conference doubleheader to begin the 2021 campaign. WPU (1-1) won the opener 6-5 in eight innings, but then dropped the nightcap 6-3 to its former Heart of America Athletic Conference foe. The navy and […]

Figy’s School Record Leads to POW Honor

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Oskaloosa–Charlie Figy (Fr., Appleton, Wis., Sports Management) led an impenetrable net presence last week and for his efforts he was named Heart of America Athletic Conference Men’s Volleyball Defender of the Week Monday. Figy won his first career laurel after leading the Statesmen to a 1-1 record, including a three-set sweep over Graceland last Thursday. […]

Statesmen Conclude Season at Heart Quarterfinals

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Fayette, Mo.–The William Penn women’s volleyball team took to the road Tuesday as it met up with the Central Methodist Eagles in the quarterfinals of the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament. The Statesmen battled hard all night, but ultimately fell to the #11-ranked Eagles in five sets, 25-23, 21-25, 11-25, 25-23, 8-15. After trading […]

Double-Down on Banners: WPU Repeats as Tournament Champions

#2 William Penn Men's Basketball repeated as regular season and tournament champions on Tuesday night. They now wait to see who their next opponent will be at the national tournament.

Oskaloosa — The William Penn men’s basketball team faced #22 Benedictine Tuesday night in the Heart of America Athletic Conference Tournament Championship game. A strong start gave the Statesmen the lift they needed to keep the Ravens at bay, despite Benedictine charging back in the middle of each half. WPU produced an answer each time, […]

WPU Competes Three Times in One Weekend, Battles at National Qualifier

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Oskaloosa–The Statesmen dance team battled hard as it condensed its 2020-2021 season into a matter of just a few days. Two Saturdays, WPU twice hosted Graceland in a pair of duals, falling in the opener 66.75-52.05 and then coming up short in the second bout 70.15-54.4. The program then competed in the Siena Heights Virtual […]

Statesmen Move into Top 25 at #24

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Oskaloosa–In search of another league title, the William Penn women’s golf team will once again be the hunted as the NAIA released its first top-25 rating Friday. WPU is 24th in the nation with 144 points. The navy and gold return to the top 25 after having just slipped out of last year’s final poll […]

Stratton’s No-Hitter, Graversen’s Hitting Highlight Dominant Weekend

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Joplin, Mo.–The William Penn baseball team headed down to Joplin for the weekend for a quartet of games. They squared off against Northwestern and Park on Saturday, and faced Jamestown and Saint Mary in their Sunday doubleheader. The Statesmen kept the momentum going from Tuesday, winning all four games this weekend to extend their winning […]


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