Off the Field

Joshua Zakrzewski in Middle East with Terrible Towel

Joshua Zakrzewski sits atop a M-ATV, which is a mine resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP), while showing his support for the Pittsburgh Steelers during a deployment to the Middle East. The staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force is also a senior student-athlete at Penn State New Kensington.

Joshua Zakresewski soccer and service collage

Joshua Zakrzewski, U.S. Air Force staff sergeant and senior student-athlete at Penn State New Kensington, has been recognized on and off the soccer field. The administration of justice major most recently served in the Middle East as a member of a security escort team and hopes to remain in public service after graduating.

Kaylea Flick and Benjamin Midlik

Kaylea Flick, left, and Benjamin Midlik, right, stand in the newly renovated gymnasium at Penn State New Kensington. Both students were honored as national Division II Student-Athletes of the Year by the United States Collegiate Athletic Association.

Kaylea Flick and Megan Bratkovich

Kaylea Flick, left, a biobehavioral health student at Penn State New Kensington, and Megan Bratkovich, Athletics Director at the campus, stand in the campus' gymnasium. Flick, a student-athlete and member of the volleyball team, was named a 2019 Sportswoman of the Year by the YWCA Westmoreland County at its 25th Anniversary Sportswomen of the Year banquet. Bratkovich, the campus' first full-time Athletics Director, served as the event's keynote speaker.

Larissa Roberts Headshot

Larissa Roberts, athletic trainer at Penn State New Kensington, is the first full-time athletic trainer at the campus thanks to a strengthened partnership with Excela Health.

Larissa Roberts

Larissa Roberts, left, athletic trainer at Penn State New Kensington, takes the blood pressure reading of a student-athlete during sports physicals at the campus. Roberts is the first full-time athletic trainer at the campus thanks to a strengthened partnership with Excela Health.