Penn State University
Susan Schenfield is in her seventh season as the
head men’s and women's tennis coach at Pitt-Bradford.
responsible for starting both programs in 2008.
With a squad full of underclassmen, the Panthers
grabbed four victories during the 2013 season, including three over conference
opponents. The women finished with a 3-5 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate
The Panthers finished eighth at the AMCC championships.
The women totaled five victories in 2012 and
advanced to the AMCC tournament. Kayla Branch and sisters Sarah and Emily
Fowkes were named to the All-AMCC team. Branch and Sarah Fowkes were one of the
top doubles tandems in the league, and Emily Fowkes earned recognition at the
No. 6 singles flight.
In 2011, the women
matched their seven wins from the previous season and finished fourth in the
AMCC with a record of 5-3. Pitt-Bradford posted a fourth-place finish at the
AMCC championships and two players were named to the all-conference squad.
In 2010, Pitt-Bradford
put together its best season yet, finishing 7-4 overall and third in the AMCC
during the regular season with a 6-2 record. A total of five players earned
all-conference honors, and the Panthers finished in a tie for second at the
On the men's side, Pitt-Bradford
earned the highest seed in program history for the AMCC tournament after notching
the third overall seed. The men also finished 5-6 overall and 4-2 in AMCC play
for its best season in program history.
The Panthers placed two players on the All-AMCC second
team. On March 28, Pitt-Bradford earned its biggest win of the season,
defeating Penn State Behrend on the road 7-2.
The Panthers went 3-7 in 2013. Much like the
women, the men had their best season, at the time, in the spring of 2011
with a 4-7 overall record. The four wins matched the team’s win total from the
previous two seasons.
Her players have
excelled off the court as well. Her women’s team has finished with the top GPA
among all the University’s athletic teams twice, and she has had both a male
and female named the Pitt-Bradford Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In addition,
two men’s players have received the Pitt-Bradford Triangle of Success honor
that recognizes student-athletes each year who exhibit the following
attributes; dedication to their sport, positive attitude, athletic ability,
citizenship, character, leadership, and sportsmanship.
Schenfield was the
longtime tennis coach at Bradford Area High School. She coached the boys from
1983-94 and the girls from 1987-96. She also serves as a tennis class
instructor at Pitt-Bradford and was the head tennis pro at the St. Bonaventure
University Fitness Center from 2002-04. Schenfield was the assistant tennis pro
at Chautauqua Institution for two years, 2005-07, before joining Pitt-Bradford.
She is a member of the
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), and is certified as a PTR Professional and
PTR Professional - Junior Development.
She received her
bachelor’s degree in business administration/accounting from Penn State
resides in Bradford, Pa.