Athletics

Women’s basketball team clinches conference title

The Palm Beach State Women’s Basketball team captured the Southern Conference title last night with an 85-54 road win against Florida Southwestern State College.
The Panthers clinched a tight game victory over Florida Southwestern in January with an eight-point win, but the Buccaneers were no match for Palm Beach on Valentine’s Day. The Panthers jumped to an 11-point lead after the first quarter and the lead swelled to 17 points going into halftime.
The Panthers put the game away in the third quarter leading by 34 points. … Continue reading Women’s basketball team clinches conference title

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Women’s basketball on winning streak; Ruffo earns milestone win

The Palm Beach State College Women’s Basketball team is creating a lot of buzz around campus, the state and the nation!
The Panthers current overall record is 15-2 and 4-0 in the Southern Conference. They have not lost a game since early December and are currently ranked #13 in the latest NJCAA National Poll.
In addition, Head Coach Kris Ruffo picked up her 350th career coaching win on Saturday, Jan. 21 after a game against Florida SouthWestern State College. … Continue reading Women’s basketball on winning streak; Ruffo earns milestone win

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Seyfarth named First-Team All-American

Palm Beach State College sophomore and volleyball setter Haley Seyfarth has been named as a NJCAA First Team All-American for her athletic skills. She is the first Panther volleyball player to earn the distinction.
As a freshman, Seyfarth helped lead the Panthers to a 25-11 record, second place finish in the Southern Conference and a Region VIII tournament berth. She was named a First Team All-Conference player as a freshman. She also excelled in the classroom and as a result was named to the FCSAA All-Academic Team. … Continue reading Seyfarth named First-Team All-American

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Panther volleyball team heads to state tournament

The Panther volleyball team will head to the NJCAA District/FCSAA State Volleyball Tournament this week after winning the Division I Southern Conference Championship for the first time in 11 years.
This year’s team had their best season in the program’s history with a 22-4 overall record and 7-1 in Southern Conference regular season play. They are currently ranked fourth in the state and have been ranked in the top 20 nationally throughout the season. … Continue reading Panther volleyball team heads to state tournament

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Minor league pitcher gives back to PBSC

Even though Mack Lemieux has already wrapped up his first season with the Hillsboro Hops, he couldn’t keep his mind off Palm Beach State College.
“I had a great time at PBSC,” said Lemieux, who was a freshman pitcher during the Panthers spring 2016 season. “All the coaching staff helped me develop and mature as a player and a person and gave me the lessons I needed to prepare me for the major leagues.”
Lemieux, … Continue reading Minor league pitcher gives back to PBSC

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Panther volleyball season starts strong

The Panther Women’s Volleyball team opened its 2016 season with two impressive wins.
The first match pitted the Panthers against the Pan Handle’s volleyball perennial powerhouse Pensacola State College Aug. 26 in Gainesville, Fla.
The Pirates jumped out to an early lead in set one, but the Panthers were unfazed. They battled back and were able to steal set one 27-25. After making the run to capture the lead in set one the Panthers never looked back, … Continue reading Panther volleyball season starts strong

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Ruffo to lead Palm Beach State College athletics

Kris Ruffo, head coach of the Palm Beach State College women’s basketball team, has been named interim athletic director for the 2016-17 season. Ruffo officially begins the role today.
“I’m passionate about Palm Beach State and the athletic department,” said Ruffo. “We have a great staff in place – a veteran staff whose support of me accepting this position was overwhelming. I am a lifer when it comes to higher education intercollegiate athletics, and this is a wonderful opportunity.”
Along with the new role, … Continue reading Ruffo to lead Palm Beach State College athletics

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Colvin named head volleyball coach

The Palm Beach State College Athletic Department announces Drew Colvin as its new head volleyball coach for the 2016-17 season.
Colvin will officially begin his duties on June 1. He replaces Sam Skelton, who was the head coach for the past 18 years.
Originally from Sanderson, Fla., Colvin has been Palm Beach State’s assistant volleyball coach along with his wife Jessica for the past nine years.
“Drew has shown a great level of loyalty and commitment to the volleyball program and we are excited to now see him as head coach,” said Athletic Director David Holstein. … Continue reading Colvin named head volleyball coach

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Softball team heads to state tournament after difficult season

The Palm Beach State College softball team will be one of 16 teams competing in the Division I NJCAA Region 8 championship beginning Friday at Dodger Town Stadium in Vero Beach.
However, the road to secure a spot in the tournament was not an easy task for the team that has endured an emotional and challenging season.
“I had big goals for the team this year,” said Head Coach Martha McCall. “Those plans, however, were constantly changing when we started losing players.”
One of the first major setbacks occurred last September. … Continue reading Softball team heads to state tournament after difficult season

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Athletes pay it forward through SALT membership

Ten Palm Beach State College student-athletes are making a difference this year, not just among their teammates but in the local community.
These individuals were handpicked by their coaches to join the Student Athletic Leadership Team, commonly referred to as “SALT.”
Through the membership, athletes learn leadership and life skills through monthly workshops to enhance their capacity to not only lead themselves but transcend those skills to others in their sphere of influence.
Workshop topics include: intrapersonal leadership, … Continue reading Athletes pay it forward through SALT membership

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