Bryan Butler named women’s soccer coach at Saint Vincent

Bryan Butler named women’s soccer coach at Saint Vincent
He used to play against the Bearcats in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference, but now Bryan Butler will coach against his alma mater, Geneva, in the fall.

Butler is the new women’s soccer coach at Saint Vincent.

He has a number of coaching stops on his resume, the most recent one a two-year stint at Montclair State (N.J.) where he was an assistant and recruiting coordinator for the women’s team.

“I am very excited to be returning to the Pittsburgh area and the PAC,” Butler said in a news release. “What made Saint Vincent stand out to me was the vision and the values we all share for this program. My goal is to create a culture that strives for success while focusing on the details in order to achieve this goal.

“I’m extremely excited about the future of the program and eager to connect with the players, parents and alumni. Saint Vincent College is a top-tier institution and I am so lucky to be here. I can’t want to get started.”

Prior to his time at Montclair State, the Millersville, Md. native was an assistant and top recruiter for the DeSales University women in Lehigh County from 2016-20.

He was a men’s soccer assistant at Geneva for the 2015-16 season. That followed his college playing career that saw him earn All-PAC, all-region and All-America honors as a goalkeeper at Geneva. He had 23 career shutouts and a 1.12 goals-against average in 76 games.

Butler played a season of professional soccer with the Evergreen Diplomats (Washington D.C.) of the American Soccer League.

Baseball

Washington & Jefferson: Tyler Horvat (Penn-Trafford) had a breakthrough season in 2021 for the Washington & Jefferson baseball team, showing his versatility as a pitcher and hitter.

The junior utility player is expected to be one of best again in 2022 as he was named to the D3baseball.com Preseason All-American Team.

The Presidents’ Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year, Horvat was 9-0 with a 1.80 ERA in 70 innings and struck out 71.

A starting outfielder when he wasn’t on the mound, Horvat led off a potent lineup and batted .366 with 17 extra base hits and 34 RBIs. He tied for the PAC lead in triples (five) and was fourth in the PAC in slugging percentage (.630).

He earned All-America honors from the American Baseball Coaches Association and D3baseball.com. They helped W&J to a 38-3 record, another PAC title and a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Women’s basketball

Grove City: Junior guard Megan Kallock (Greensburg Salem) scored a game-high 15 points against the team for which she used to play, as the Wolverines defeated Saint Vincent, 75-53, in PAC play.

Grove City (7-5, 4-2) went on a 22-2 run in the first half to pull away from the Bearcats (2-7, 1-4).

Freshman guard Mara Polczynski (Norwin) added 10 points in the win.

 

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