Group during pep rally

The Nittany Lion gets the crowd at Penn State Lehigh Valley pumped up during the first annual pep rally on Oct. 13 in Centre Hall.

Image: Nouran El-Ashry

Cheering on the blue and white at Penn State Lehigh Valley

Campus holds its first-ever pep rally to celebrate student athletes

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Penn State Lehigh Valley students, faculty and staff gathered in Centre Hall on Oct. 13 to show their school spirit and cheer on the campus’ athletic teams during the first-ever pep rally.

The music in Centre Hall was turned up loud as the Nittany Lion pumped up the crowd. Lorie Khalil, head women’s basketball coach and coordinator of athletic programs at Penn State Lehigh Valley, got on the microphone to introduce all of the teams —men’s and women’s cross-country, women’s volleyball, men’s golf, and men’s and women’s basketball. She then introduced each player and coach.

Men's basketball team

The Penn State Lehigh Valley men's basketball team was introduced during the first annual pep rally held Oct. 13 in Centre Hall.

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“We are thrilled for our athletes and coaches that we could host the first annual PSU-LV Athletics Pep Rally and recognize them in front of the campus community. The energy in Centre Hall was high and exciting and that’s what we want to build upon: the PSU-LV school spirit!” said Khalil.

Women's volleyball team entered Centre Hall

Penn State Lehigh Valley's women's volleyball team tossed Penn State Lehigh Valley items to the crowd during the pep rally held Oct. 13 in Centre Hall.

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Nick Engelman, a junior business major and member of the golf team, was recently named United States Collegiate Athletic Association first team All-American and achieved the second best score at the USCAA and Penn State University Athletic Conference championships.

“It’s great to see everyone here at the pep rally. This event is a good way to let everyone on campus know about the sports programs that are available here,” said Engelman.

Women's basketball team walks in

Penn State Lehigh Valley women's basketball team entered Centre Hall after being introduced during the pep rally held Oct. 13 in Centre Hall.

Image: Nouran El-Ashry

 

Contacts: 

Lorie Khalil

Head Women's Basketball Coach/Coordinator of Athletic Programs