Monday, April 15th, 2024

#7: Athletics

Between national champions and PSAC titles, it was a great year to be a Marauder.

The Millersville University Marauders had a lot to celebrate. Our #7 story highlights just a few of the high points for athletics this year.

Make-A-Wish Reveal

On April 1, MU Athletics helped make a local girl’s dream come true as part of a Make-A-Wish reveal, the fifth time athletics has partnered with the organization. The Millersville University Student Athletic Advisory Committee raised $5,000 for Make-A-Wish in 2022, allowing them to reveal this year’s wish.

Eight-year-old Olivia Neupauer, who has spent her childhood battling kidney disease, was greeted by 400 student athletes as she made her way onto Chryst Field. Neupauer was gifted with several items that she could take along with her to her dream vacation, Disney World.

Men’s Soccer wins PSAC

In an intense match, Millersville men’s soccer beat PSAC east rival West Chester this fall with a score of 1-0, officially earning the title of PSAC Champions. This is the fourth time in the past five seasons that the team has been able to do so.

Hannah Woelfling, National Champ

At the NCAA Division II Outdoor Championships, Hannah Woelfling ‘23 celebrated her last season as a NCAA champion. In the discus throw, Woelfling beat out the 20 other competitors with a season-best throw of 167-0, despite entering the event as the No. 7 seed. She joins alumna Sunflower Greene ‘19 as the only MU track and field athletes with NCAA titles.

A group picture of the Millersville University men's baseball team. Some stand behind the large trophy, while others sit or lay next to it
2023 Men’s Baseball team

Marauder Baseball Championship Titles

Marauder baseball won its fourth straight PSAC Eastern Division championship this spring, making it the only PSAC program to do so two different times since the conference began divisional play in 1976. This makes for the eighth time in the past 10 seasons that the baseball team has been PSAC Eastern Division champions.

Men’s golf won PSAC

With a lineup of three seniors and two freshmen, Marauder golf successfully won a fifth PSAC Championship, defeating four-time defending champion IUP.

Despite beginning with just a one-shot lead, the Marauders quickly proved they were in it to win, as in the team round of the tournament, no other team came within 12 shots of them. Millersville finished as the only team to post two sub-300 rounds, and the team’s four counted scorecards saw a combined three-under-par score over the final four holes.

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