Each week throughout the fall semester, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) will highlight student-athletes from one of the conference's member institutions through a brief Q & A. Female student-athletes will be featured each Thursday followed by a male student-athlete spotlight each Friday. Today, we meet Mikaela Smith from Penn State Berks.
The Penn State Berks women's soccer team gave everything it had against the No. 22 ranked Emory University on Saturday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The two teams combined for 43 shots, 19 saves, and zero goals scored through 90 minutes of regulation. The Eagles broke through with their second shot of overtime with a low liner inside in the left post 2:07 into the period to earn the 1-0 victory.
The Penn State Berks men's and women's cross country team concluded the 2018-19 season by competing at the NCAA Mideast Championship hosted by DeSales University on Saturday afternoon. The men's squad finished 41st out of 52 teams, while the women's team had just three runners and did not count toward the team standings.
The Penn State Berks men's basketball team could keep pace with the hot shooting of Elizabethtown College, as the Nittany Lions drop the 2018-19 season opener by a score of 90-73 on Thursday evening at Thompson Gymnasium.
The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) released the 2018-19 men's and women's basketball preseason poll on Tuesday afternoon. The poll, which is voted on by the coaches of the NEAC, has the men's team picked 11th and the women's squad pegged for seventh place.
The Penn State Berks women's soccer team will travel to Lynchburg, Virginia and will face off against Emory College in the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Women's Soccer Championship on Saturday, November 10 at 3:30 p.m.
The Penn State Berks women's soccer team defeated Keuka College, 4-0, in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championship game on Sunday afternoon at Jephson Complex. With the victory, Berks will make its sixth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament.