Monday, February 15: Brolympics (7-9pm)
Wednesday, February 17: Pillars of Pi Kapp (7-9:30pm)
Tuesday, February 23: Speed Dating (7-9pm)
Thursday, February 25: PKP BBQ (7-9pm)
Saturday, February 27: Preference Night @ Baby Blue’s BBQ (6-8pm)
* All rush events will be held at 3405 Powelton Avenue except for Preference
Monday, September 28: Monday Night Football (8-10pm)
Wednesday, September 30: Pillars of Pi Kapp (8-10pm)
Saturday, October 3: PKP BBQ (12-2pm)
Tuesday, October 6: Speed-Dating (8-10pm)
Thursday, October 8: Preference Night @ Baby Blue’s BBQ (7-9pm)
* All rush events will be held at 3405 Powelton Avenue except for Preference]]>
Pulling up to Fairmount Park, Pi Kapp came to watch the game of Pike vs Phi Psi who we would play the winner of in the championship as long as we could take care of Theta Chi. We wanted to see if the hype was real about Phi Psi. We quickly learned that the frat that used North Hall for their chapter meetings had Gronk’s twin brother catching touchdowns and getting to the quarterback on defense. Although we wanted to play Pike in the championship for all of the hype, we just could not help but cheer with Phi Psi. Pike quickly lost their cool and began shouting at fans when they should have been focusing running the plays they had been practicing all year. You heard it right…they practice! I happen to know a lot of dirt on Pike and that day my trash talk reached its climax. They couldn’t handle it and broke down before our eyes.
Now we needed to focus on winning the next game against the nice guys of Theta Chi. We were nervous and shaking in our cleats for the game that could send us to the championship. Then we remembered that athletics was not a strong suit of Theta Chi and took them down easily. I am not joking when I say I had the easiest touchdown of my life in that game. I think one kid said “aww what’s the point just score.” Theta Chi did not even get on the board and after the game ended we had twenty minutes before the championship against Phi Psi.
We matched up well with the green and gray frat. Our defense comprised of myself, Matt Franzen, Jeffrey Kirk, Joey Tighe and Tyler Butler at safety, which was a secondary to be reckoned with. Cam made a huge hit on the first series and had to be brought back to earth by the team to avoid getting kicked out. Pete Schutte and Matt Fleming held the D line together and combined for a lot of sacks. On the offensive side, the receiver rotation consisted of myself, Matt Franzen, Jeffrey Kirk, Nick Paoletti, and freshman Owen Macadoo. Owen made one of the greatest catches I myself have even seen in IFC rough touch earning him the nickname “Macatron”. Jerry McCoy filled in for usual kicker, Danny Brashear, and he did an impressive job kicking bombs when no one really knew he had it in him. After a hard fought game, Pi Kapp came out on top and we were champions once again.
Both teams from the last two years have been comprised of players that I would take into any battle. They were all leaders in their own way and showed an incredible amount of tenacity and dedication. We look to three-peat next year and know we have a huge target on our backs. We will have a lot of senior leadership next year so the future only looks brighter.
Christopher “CRocco Island” Rocco]]>
Alpha Upsilon’s own David Sanchez was selected as the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Diver of the Year. For the second time in his career, David was chosen as the Most Outstanding Diver of the Year, which he won as a freshman in 2013. At the 2015 CAA Diving Championships in February, David scored 373.35 in the 3-meter competition, winning first place. He also recorded a second-place score of 324.10 in the 1-meter competition, just 2.2 points off from first. David is a Junior at Drexel, studies Business and Engineering, and is currently our chapter secretary.
We decided to do a short Q&A with David to see how he is able to juggle his studies, being a Division I athlete, and being a dedicated member of Pi Kappa Phi all at the same time.
Q&A with David “Diving” Sanchez
Q: What got you started in diving?
A: When my family was living in Florida back in 2006, the High School I was districted for had a free after school swimming and diving program that my mom put my brothers and me in. After the program was over, I really liked the diving part of the program so m mom put me in the local diving club and I have been doing it ever since.
Q: Who is your biggest diving inspiration?
A: My favorite diver is David Boudia because he was the first American diver since 1984 to win a gold medal at the Olympics.
Q: Did you learn anything in Pi Kapp that has transcended into the pool grounds?
A: Pi Kapp has allowed me to become a leader and deciding to further my efforts to win this award.
Q: What does this award mean to you?
A: This award means a lot to me because I put a lot of hard work into learning a completely new list of dives on 1 and 3 meter for his past season. Also, it’s great for our program to get recognition in our conference.
Q: Do you dedicate this award to anyone?
A: I would like to thank both my parents for all the physical and financial things they did for me for the past 7 years.
Q: How do you manage to balance academics with athletics and still have time for a social life?
A: Balancing academics with athletics while being apart of Pi Kappa Phi is hard sometimes. It’s a lot of time management and making the most of time to hangout with people in Pi Kapp when I’m free.