members of the Women's Volleyball team stand with the championship banner.

Schuylkill Lady Lions Cinch Championship Titles

Our women’s cross country and volleyball teams worked hard for their winning seasons this fall, and campus celebrated those achievements during a championship banner unveiling on November 12.

On November 12, Penn State Schuylkill recognized two of our women’s athletics teams for their remarkable accomplishments this fall.

In a halftime ceremony during the women’s basketball home game against Rutgers Camden, Chancellor Patrick Jones was joined by Sharon Linard, chair of the Student Services Committee of the Schuylkill Advisory Board; Dr. Mark Abel, faculty athletics representative; and Joseph Godri, Penn State Schuylkill athletic director, for the mid-court banner unveiling.


The Penn State Schuylkill volleyball team earned the title of PSUAC East Division Champions. They compiled a 15-9 record, which included an impressive 11-1 record against PSUAC East Division opponents, and they advanced to the PSUAC Final Four at University Park.

In addition, Alexis Bowser, Alexis Breslin, Noel Kaufman, and Chloe Readinger were named to the USCAA National All-Academic Team. Three players were named to the PSUAC All-Conference teams:

  • Freshman Emma Nace earned a PSUAC Honorable Mention and was also awarded the John Fritz Sportsmanship Award;
  • Chloe Readinger was awarded PSAUC East 1st Team honors after being ranked 2nd in hitting percentage and 4th in blocks per set in the PSUAC;
  • Noel Kaufman was named to the PSUAC East 1st Team as well as being named PSUAC Volleyball Player for the week of September 25. She ranked 3rd in hitting percentage and 4th in kills per set in the PSUAC conference. Kaufman was also named a USCAA All-American Honorable Mention
The 2019 Women's Volleyball team at the championship banner unveiling.

The 2019 PSUAC East Division Championship Volleyball team mid-court at the banner unveiling.

Credit: Kim Mousseau

Members of the 2019 PSUAC East Division Championship team include:

  • Sarah Holland
  • Gracie Miller
  • Alexis Breslin
  • Chloe Shadle
  • Reese Erbe
  • Amanda Hichez
  • Abigail Correa
  • Jontae Martin
  • Krista Sausser
  • Emma Nace
  • Noel Kaufman
  • Alexis Bowser
  • Kate Malone, head coach
  • Winn Allen, assistant coach
  • Darcy Medica, faculty mentor
Members of the Women's Cross country team are shown unveiling their championship banner.

Members of the 2019 Women's Cross Country team are shown unveiling their championship banner.

Credit: Kim Mousseau

Cross Country

The Penn State Schuylkill women’s cross country team, under the tutelage of Coach Joe Muldowney, have reigned as PSUAC Champions for the past three consecutive seasons: 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Freshman Joahlana Najunas was Penn State Schuylkill’s top runner in every race this season and finished 2nd overall at the PSUAC Championship Invitational. Brinn DeAngelo was also a medalist at this year’s championship and was named a PSUAC Runner of the Week.

Carly Teashenko has been an integral part of all three championship teams, including a second-place overall finish and medaling in 2017.

Melissa Ramirez has been on the last two championship teams and medaled in 2018. On November 8, she was named the USCAA Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year and was named an NAIA Champions of Character Award this past weekend at the NAIA AII Championship Meet in Lawrence, Kan.

Also in attendance at the banner unveiling ceremony was alumna Alexis Luna, back-to-back individual PSUAC Champion in 2017 and 2018, and part of the championship teams those years.

Members of the 2017 PSUAC championship team include:

  • Justice Demitro
  • Casey Gregory - medalist
  • Jennie Li
  • Kristen Lowe
  • Alexis Luna - medalist
  • Carly Teashenko – medalist

Members of the 2018 PSUAC championship team include:

  • Jasmine Canales
  • Casey Gregory
  • Jennie Li - medalist
  • Alexis Luna – medalist
  • Melissa Ramirez - medalist
  • Carly Teaschenko
The 2019 PSUAC Champion Cross Country team.

Members of the PSUAC Champion Women's Cross Country team along with Coach Joe Muldowney; Brenna Traver, faculty mentor; Joseph Godri, athletic director; Chancellor Patrick M. Jones; and Sharon Linard, Schuylkill Advisory Board.

Credit: Penn State

Members of this year’s 2019 PSUAC championship team include:

  • Almadelia Cardona
  • Carol Cull
  • Brinn DeAngleo - medalist
  • Joahlana Najunas - medalist
  • Melissa Ramirez
  • Carly Teachenko
  • Joe Muldowney, head coach
  • Brenna Traver, faculty mentor