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At Central Penn College, we are bringing soccer back home to the Skyline Soccer Complex on City Island in Harrisburg. We will be playing our home matches at the Skyline Sports Complex where professional teams, including the City Islanders and later Penn FC, used to play their home matches, which is an awesome venue.
Coach Osborne is currently in his second season at the helm of Central Penn College Men’s Soccer. He is a Central Pennsylvania native growing up in Camp Hill and a 2005 graduate of Trinity High School. He started his coaching career with Red Land High School as an assistant coach in 2012 but grew the ranks with a stint as head coach at his alma mater before being given the full reigns at Cedar Cliff High School in 2016.
Central Penn College recently hired Rudy Grubesky to be the new head coach for the women's soccer team. Coach Grubesky is an experienced coach who has been coaching at the college level for ten years. He earned a prestigious “Coach of the Year” award from the United Soccer Coaches for the Girls’ East Region in 2016. He has hired two excellent female coaches who have played and coached at a high level. Assistant Coach Caitlin Brownley and Goalkeeper Coach Amanda Knaub are great role models and will be assisting him in building the program.
You can help our student-athletes return home to play on City Island by kicking off Kick23 by making a donation using the tools above now!
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Did you know that fans, alumni, families, and friends of Central Penn College have an opportunity to support our team before they even get on the soccer pitch?
CPC men’s and women’s soccer teams will be playing a tough non-conference schedule and renewing rivalries with our ESAC conference opponents. We may be a smaller college in size, but we are mighty big with your continued support.
Small but generous gifts can fuel change in our programs. Let’s start by supporting our current players by providing the pre-game warmups and travel gear that they will be able to keep as their own. It is important to look and act like a team. With this new gear, our players will be honored to wear the Knights logo and we know you will be proud of them as well.
It is an OPPORTUNITY TO THROW-IN to help us with RESTART on the path to bringing soccer back to City Island and assist us in meeting our fundraising goals. Please give generously and more than once, if possible, to this important campaign.
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After two years in hiatus due to COVID-19, the men's team came roaring back in 2022. In total, four members of the men's team earned All -American accolades last season. The Knights put up many impressive wins including some great home victories in the college's new home at Skyline Sports Complex on City Island. The Knights are eager to outperform 2022 here in 2023.
The women’s team is in the process of rebuilding their team and the program. The team is planning to play their first season since 2019 in the fall. The team under Coach Grubesky’s leadership has already completed some “firsts” for the program. For example, he conducted an inaugural ID Clinic, the first in the women’s program’s history to identify prospective student-athletes in conjunction with our Admissions office’s Closer Look program.
In addition, the team has already participated in a community service project to collect athletic shoes and soccer cleats in conjunction with the Shoe-In-Lieu charity program operated by Lexa Sport. The team collected used shoes and soccer cleats that will get distributed as part of relief programs after natural disasters, such as tornadoes in Oklahoma, floods in Colorado and Louisiana, typhoons in the Philippines, and to impoverished communities throughout the world for people in need. Our women’s team was the first college team in Pennsylvania to participate in this worthwhile endeavor.