The Collegian : the weekly newspaper of Behrend College. (Erie, PA) 1989-1993, September 23, 1993, Image 13

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    Thursday, September 23, 1993
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Twenty-nine year old men's soccer coach Dan Perritano
demonstrates the agility of a 19 year old.
Plans to improve
soccer and baseball
by Ilia Belkin
Collegian Staff
On August 18, 1993 Penn-
State Behrend Athletic Director
Herb Lauffer announced the
hiring of new head soccer and
baseball coach Dan Perritano.
Coach Perritano came to
Behrend after his successful stint
at Monroe Community College
in New York, where in three
years he won two Region 111
Championships and led his team
to the national finals in '92.
Perritano's incredible 51-10
record over 3 years earned him the
1992 Region 111 Coach of the
Year award.
Prior to his coaching at MCC,
Perritano also had experience
coaching for a team in California
and assisting at a school in
His only prior experience of
coaching baseball was at the high
school level. However, Perritano
has an incredible plan to turn
around the soccer and baseball
programs as soon as possible.
• Be stresses* great work ethic
and believes that the teams must
be balanced.
"We can't rely on two or three
players to do everything. If we
put a whole team effort into a
game, well that is all a coach can
ask," said Perritano.
Perritano wants to build both
programs on young players and
good recruiting. He will
definitely have his work cut out
for him, but with solid returning
players and good young
freshmen, things might turn
around quicker than first
In his private life, Perritano
enjoys running. He says it's a
good way for him to stay in
shape and have endurance.
Perritano believes that it's always
important for everyone to stay
Coach Perritano is happy here
at Behrend. "Behrend has a great
environment and atmosphere. The
school is very good in academics
and the kids are great. The staff
couldn't be anymore supportive
than they have been," added
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by Alice Lingo
Collegian Staff
The 1993 Penn State-Behrens
golf team has started off thei
new season in the righ
Last weekend Gannon hosted
the Bud Elwell Invitational, )
where Behrend ended up in ninth
place. Head Coach Herb Lauffer
was impressed with their overall
team score of 333, which
boosted them significantly from
last year's 14th place finish.
Lauffer pointed out that,
"shooting 333 was better than
our best score last year". Jake
Nasits and Kevin Orlosky posted
low scores.
Lauffer also stated that the
team "has a good attitude, they
always think golf, and all want
to be better golfers." This
attitude has produced a lot of
"competition and ability to play"
and a "good atmosphere."
Due to inclement weather
conditions, last week's match at
Edinboro has been postponed
until today. They are scheduled
for Friday at Case Western
Reserve and Monday at the
Mercyhurst Invitational.
The line-up for today's match
includes sophomores Jake
Nasits, Kevin Orlosky, Jamie
Neumeier, Steve Seidler and
senior Keith Camp. Rounding
out this year's team is
sophomore Jamie Baker, and
freshmen Bill Grady and David