Marie DeFilipps, Elementary Art Teacher, enjoys singing, playing the guitar, and songwriting when she has a chance. She has just released her first CD of original music, titled marie d., real love. She performs in and around Kutztown as a solo performer and with various other local musicians. CDs are available for $10.00.
William Moyer, 8th grade US History Teacher, was nominated as a candidate for the 2013 NSDAR (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) Outstanding Teacher of American History Award. The DAR, founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, DC is a non-profict, non-political volunteer womens’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American hsitory, and securing America’s future through better education for children. Congratulations to Mr. Moyer!
Cyrstal Zerbe, 2009, finished her 4 year college soccer career last fall. As a senior captain for Kutztown University Crystal ended her career starting in 68 total games for ESU and Kutztown. She compiled 9 goals and 11 assists over that period. She also was selected as an all conference first team player her junior year and an All Region Player twice in her career. Crystal is continuing her soccer career this summer as a member of the NJ Wildcats which play in the W-League.
Kelli Noecker, 2011, finished her second year playing soccer for Valley Forge Christian College. Kelli started in all 20 games anchoring the Patriots defense. Kelli had the prestigious honor of being named to the NCCAA All American team. This was only the second such honor for the College. She was also named to the All East Region team for the second consecutive season. Congratulations Kelli.
Nicole Dunlap, 2011, played her first season this year with Edinboro University. Previously Nikki played with another Division II college team, Lenoir Rhyne, before transferring to Edinboro for the 2012 season. Nikki played in 18 games for the the Fighting Scots and helped them start their season off strong. They were 5-0 with a big win against conference rival, Shippensburg, but fell short against West Chester University in a muddy battle. The Fighting Scots faced many battles on and off the field together. Head coach, Gary Kagiavas, was severely injured in a car accident halfway through the season and hospitalized. The team continued to fight with greater motivation. The Scots lost in the PSAC Semi-Finals to California University of Pennsylvania (1-2). For the second time in history, Edinboro qualified for the NCAA tournament. The match against fourth-seeded Fighting Scots and No. 5 Slippery Rock was decided by penalty kicks. The shootout resulted in a Slippery Rock victory (4-2). The Fighting Scots season had ended but not in complete defeat. The team was satisfied with the unity they shared from what could be noted as one of the toughest seasons yet.
Regina Stump, 2011, finished her second season with The Messiah College Falcons and helped them finish their season with a record of 24-1-1. With injuries and an early loss, Messiah had to prove that those circumstances were not going to set them back. Approaching each game as if our season depended on it, we battled through the regular season and captured the Mid-Atlantic Commonwealth Championship. Coming into the NCAA tournament, having the privilege to play on our home field for each round, Messiah played their best soccer with the season on the line. Winning each game and landing a spot in the Final Four, Messiah had a glimpse at repeating the success of last year. Defeating Misericordia 4-0 in the semifinal game, we secured our spot to play Emory University in the final. In the NCAA Division III championship game we scored early in the first half and battled to maintain the 1-0 lead for the remainder of the game and at the end of 90 minutes, we had won the National Championship. It is an unreal experience, but one that I am so honored and blessed to have shared with such a great team of my best friends.