Athletics

Veteran coach to lead women’s basketball

Maureen Smith, who has more than 24 years of coaching experience, has been chosen as the new interim coach for the Panther women’s basketball team for the 2017-18 season. She replaces Kris Ruffo, who was the head coach for the past eight years.
Before joining Palm Beach State College, Smith, a New Jersey native, was the assistant coach for women’s basketball at University High School in Orlando and the assistant golf coach at Seminole State College in Sanford. … Continue reading Veteran coach to lead women’s basketball

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Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft

Four Palm Beach State College Panther baseball players were selected this week in the Major League Baseball draft.
Pitcher Gio Arriera was picked in the fourth round by the Detroit Tigers, pitcher Jared Johnson was picked in the 17th round by the Washington Nationals, shortstop Matt Morales was chosen in the 23rd round by the Kansas City Royals and pitcher Kyle Farjad was selected in the 33rd round by the Miami Marlins.
According to PBSC Head Coach Kyle Forbes, … Continue reading Quadruple threat: Panthers picked in MLB draft

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Panther volleyball star heads to Duke

Palm Beach State College alumna and former volleyball setter Haley Seyfarth achieved great success during her time at Palm Beach State.
Her excellence on the court got the attention of six NCAA Division I and Division II universities, all of which offered her a full scholarship to play this fall. She chose Duke University in Durham, NC.
During her two years at Palm Beach State, she was the first Panther volleyball player to be named as a NJCAA Division I First Team All-American for her athletic skills and helped lead the Panthers to a Southern Conference Championship for the first time in 11 years. … Continue reading Panther volleyball star heads to Duke

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Panther teams head to state tournaments

The Palm Beach State College baseball and softball teams are heading to their state championships.
Both teams placed second overall in the Southern Conference. The baseball team regular season record was 35-13 and softball was 30-22.
The softball team plays in the NJCAA Region 8 state tournament tomorrow at 11 a.m. in Vero Beach at Historic Dodgertown Stadium against Daytona State College (34-16), who is ranked seventh in the state and 19th in the NJCAA National Poll. … Continue reading Panther teams head to state tournaments

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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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