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Statesmen Drop Four at Season-Opening Event

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Huntington, Ind.–The William Penn volleyball team improved as the weekend grew on, but could not bring home a victory as it competed at the Huntington Tournament Friday and Saturday. The Statesmen (0-4) began Friday with a 3-0 setback to Brescia (Ky.) (23-25, 21-25, 21-25) before falling 3-1 to host Huntington (18-25, 25-23, […]

WPU Earns Draw Against Perennial Power Bellevue

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen men’s soccer team took a big step in the right direction as it started its 2017 season with a 3-3 tie against Bellevue in non-conference play Saturday. WPU (0-0-1) went punch for punch with the Bruins, the #34 team in the land. The squad was outshot just 13-10, including matching […]

Grinnell men’s XC team picked to defend MWC title

GRINNELL, Iowa – The Grinnell College men’s cross country team has been picked by the league coaches to win their sixth consecutive Midwest Conference (MWC) title. The Pioneers earned five first-place votes to earn 77 points, narrowly edging out Cornell College, who also had five first-place tallies and finished with 76 points. Monmouth College finished […]

Soccer Teams Ninth in League Preseason Polls

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn soccer programs have proven they can compete against the league’s best and will now look to pick off some of those higher teams to move up the rankings as the Heart of America Athletic Conference released its preseason polls Tuesday. The Statesmen are ninth on both the men’s and […]

William Penn Football Expecting Great Things

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The heat of summer will soon give way to the crisp air of fall, and the William Penn football team looks to keep things hot when they work to defend their conference championship. The William Penn team starts off the year ranked 23rd overall, but for head coach Todd Hafner, “I was […]

Kyle Wantland joins GC staff

GRINNELL, Iowa – Grinnell College football coach Jeff Pedersen ’02 has announced the hiring of Kyle Wantland as the Pioneers’ recruiting coordinator and assistant coach. Wantland will coach the Pioneer quarterbacks and running backs. He has vast coaching experience after graduating from Monmouth College in 2010 with a degree in history. He was on the […]

WPU Starts 2017 at #23

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steilage Oskaloosa–The Statesmen football team will begin its 2017 campaign as one of the top programs in the nation as the NAIA’s preseason top-25 rating was released Monday. William Penn (7-4 in 2016, 4-1 Heart North) gained two positions from the spring poll, improving to #23 with 51 points. The Heart of America […]

Statesmen Looking for Improvement in Heart in 2017

William Penn University Athletics

by Wade Steinlage Oskaloosa–The William Penn volleyball team will be seeking to earn respect from the league as the 2017 Heart of America Athletic Conference preseason coaches’ poll was released Thursday. WPU, which was 7-27 a year ago (0-13 Heart), has been selected to finish 14th in the 14-team conference. The navy and gold, who […]

William Penn Athletics #1 Story from 2016-2017

William Penn University Athletics

Oskaloosa–The top individual performers get the spotlight once more as the #1 story of the 2016-2017 year is about our Statesmen All-Americans. Jamal Boma became the first All-American of the year, and the first ever for cross country (either team), as he concluded his record-breaking season with a big effort. Boma, who won three individual […]

Central adds Graewin to men’s golf staff

Central Dutch Athletics

PELLA — Previously serving as an intern with the sports information department at Central College, Kris Graewin will be adding assistant men’s golf coach to his duties in 2017-18. Graewin, a 2016 graduate of Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, played for the V-Hawks for four years. He helped Viterbo to a runner-up finish at […]


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