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Yang Chen

Yang Chen, Staff Writer

  • Graduated High School: 2011, Kaifeng Twenty-Fifth Middle School (Henan, China)
  • Year: Junior
  • Anticipated Graduation Date: April 2021
  • Major: Biochemistry
  • Years with Advocate: Three Years
  • Progression: Circulation Director, Sports Editor, Managing Editor
  • Prefers: Sports
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 Drew Magestro is dribbling past a Mansfield opponent during a Jan. 29 game. He got 17 points. Pitt-Johnstown won the game 107-69.

Men romp in Mansfield thumping

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
February 5, 2020
Freshman Makalyn Clapper was holding the ball and got 10 points against Mansfield University. Pitt-Johnstown won 84-59.

Women capture two in conference play

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
February 5, 2020

Some early engineers struggling

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
January 29, 2020

Chinese honor new year on their own

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
January 29, 2020
Sophomore John Kromka is shooting during the game with Indiana (Pa.) university Jan. 22 at the Sports Center.

Pitt-Johnstown loses close game

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
January 29, 2020

Freshmen pitch in with home victory

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
January 22, 2020
Freshman Jacob Ealy (left) grapples with Jonathan Killingsworth (Nebraska-Kearney) winning 6-4, but Pitt-Johnstown lost the match with 24-16.

Steady improvement is wrestlers’ agenda

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
January 15, 2020

Wrestlers recognize starting anew

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
November 13, 2019
Senior goalie Maria Mosquera kicks the ball during a Nov. 8 women’s soccer game against Edinboro Univeristy at the Pitt-Johnstown soccer field; Pitt-Johnstown won the game 4-3. |

Soccer win ends season on a high

Yang Chen, Managing Editor
November 13, 2019

Hopes raised for men’s basketball

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
November 7, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown’s Danielle Lippl (middle) played during a Nov. 3 game at California (Pa.) at Pitt-Johnstown soccer field, Pitt-Johnstown won the game 2-1.

Women win again versus Indiana

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
November 7, 2019
Senior Alli McGrath, the new women’s basketball co-captain, practiced three-pointer shooting in the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center.

Women are picked to finish fourth

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
October 30, 2019
Sophomore Cassie Pascarella (right) tries to make a kill during practice Oct. 24 at the Pitt-Johnstown Sports Center.

Win streak boosts volleyball spirit

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
October 30, 2019

Lifting location to change

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
October 16, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown’s women cross-country junior Samantha Kluz finished her four-mile run and led the women’s cross-country team to second place Oct. 5 in the Pitt-Johnstown University invitational at the Pitt-Johnstown’s cross-country trail.

1st home meet in 14 years: victory

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
October 16, 2019
Junior Pitt-Johnstown’s women soccer player Kim Mixon was practicing Oct. 11 on the Pitt-Johnstown soccer field.

Women’s soccer wins 6-0 in shutout

Yang Chen , Sports Editor
October 16, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown’s Brooke Vollmer waits during a Sept. 28 game against Indiana (Pa.) at the Pitt-Johnstown Soccer field; Pitt-Johnstown won the game 2-0.

Women’s soccer victors over rival

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
October 10, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown’s Brady Brown headbutts the ball during a Sept. 24 game against Washington Adventist University at the Pitt-Johnstown soccer field; Pitt-Johnstown lost the game 1-2.

Second half surge comes up short

Yang Chen , Sports Editor
October 2, 2019
Student-athletes get academic help Sept. 24 during an athletics study hall on the Sports Center’s second floor.

Could jocks be smarter than nerds?

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
October 2, 2019

Scrimmage to offer opportunities

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 25, 2019
Abby LaDuke (left) lead Pitt-Johnstown women’s soccer to a 5-1 win against Clarion University Sept 18 at the Pitt-Johnstown soccer field.

Women’s soccer stomps on Clarion

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 25, 2019
Head Volleyball coach Justin Haupt (middle) oversees practice of the Pitt-Johnstown volleyball team for the coming tournament Sept. 12 at the Sports Center.

Coach optimistic in tournament split

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 18, 2019
The Pitt-Johnstown softball team is training for a short fall ball season Spet. 12 at the softball field Sept. 12.

Softball to play four autumn games

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 18, 2019

New council created to help club sports

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 18, 2019
Beside Dr. Ridella’s clinic at 901 Menoher Blvd. in Westmont, there is a tooth fairy castle for children.

Funds given to help dentist and clinic

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 11, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown’s head wrestling coach Pat Pecora (fifth from left) holds a team meeting after preseason training concluded adjacent to the Pitt-Johnstown outdoor track Sept. 3.

3 champions join wrestling team

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 11, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown’s Patrick Ahmed played against Penn State-New Kensington and scored two goals and helped the men’s soccer team win 4-0 Sept. 5 at New Kensington. | Photo courtesy of Ali Single

Men’s soccer wins, hopeful for season

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 11, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown’s cross-country coach Nick Rameriz held a short meeting before team training at the Pitt-Johnstown outdoor track Sept. 4.

Cross-country teams have new head coach

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
September 11, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar (left) views student research April 10 in the Wellness Center.

Students present research at event

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
April 17, 2019
Mountain Cat head wrestling coach Pat Pecora (left) was named coach-of-the-year March 7 in Cleveland.

Pecora is national coach third time

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
April 17, 2019
Men’s basketball head coach Bob Rukavina (middle) coaches the Mountain Cats in a playoff game against Gannon University March 4 at the Sports Center. Pitt-Johsntown won the game, 70-60.

Future looks rosier for basketball

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
April 10, 2019
The Pitt-Johnstown men’s soccer team at the Metlife complex April 2.

Soccer teams have busy offseasons

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
April 10, 2019
Chris Eddins won his second national championship in 149-pound class March 9 in Cleveland.

National champ can make history

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
April 3, 2019
The women’s basketball team held a pick-up practice March 21 at the Wellness Center.

Women reach conference playoffs

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
March 27, 2019
Freshman chemical engineering major Cole Feathers studies last Thursday in the Student Union’s commuter lounge.  March 3 was the deadline to submit midterm grades for all students.

Halfway grades catalogued

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
March 6, 2019
Gabbie Smith (center) scored 19 points, against Mercyhurst University Feb. 27 at the Sports  Center.

Player reaches a scoring milestone

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
March 6, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown cheerleaders prepare Feb. 13 for The National Cheerleaders Assocaition competition at Turner’s All-Star Cheerleading.

Cheerleaders preparing for Florida

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
February 27, 2019

Track team improves from last year

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
February 27, 2019

Women beat Clarion in conference match

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
February 20, 2019
Men’s baseball team members work out Jan. 28 at the Iron Horse Baseball Complex, preparing for their first competition.

Practice pace revs for Feb. 8 start

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
February 6, 2019
Marcin Wiszomirski dunks with no opposing players under the backboard against Seton Hill University on Saturday at the Wellness Center in a 64-86 losing effort.

Bench players score more than half

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
January 30, 2019
Freshman John Paronish (left) leaps over a hurdle during a track and field team practice at the Wellness Center Jan 23.

Amid closure, track team practices

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
January 30, 2019
The women’s track and field team trains Jan. 16 in the Wellness Center, running laps around the track above the gym.

Some shine at first invitational meet

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
January 23, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown junior Alli McGrath (No.13) attempts to make a lay-up Saturday against  
Edinboro University at the Sports Center. Despite McGrath’s 11 points, the Mountain Cats lost, 68-63.

Her versatility challenges opponents

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
January 16, 2019
Pitt-Johnstown Junior Alex Delp rides his opponent on Nov. 16 against Millersville University. | Photo: Ali Single

Wrestling team starts year off well

Yang Chen, Sports Editor
January 16, 2019
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