We've moved!

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Looking for the latest updates on Penn State Mock Trial? Check out our new website at www.pennstatemocktrial.org

Fall 2013 Newsletter

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Read up on PSUMT and our adventures this semester in the newest installment of PSUMT Newsletter Fall.pdf!

Penn State Mock Trial Apparel

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Have you always wanted to sport your own PSUMT gear? Now is you chance! Just in time for the holidays, place an order for some awesome club clothing designed by our own Sara Treumann and John Veiszlemlein.
 
You can access the order form here.

Elon University Carolina Classic Results

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Penn State Mock Trial had a strong showing in the South this weekend as two teams took to the road to compete in Elon University's Carolina Classic Invitational Tournament. Both the A team and the B team placed in the top 5 finishes, with the A team taking 3rd place and the B team taking 4th. Additionally, our own Maria Cosma took home an individual award for her excellence as an attorney, earning 17 ranks on the Defense. We're very proud of both teams and thank them for kicking off our competition season with a fantastic start.

A Team Members

Andrew D'Aversa*
Sara Treumann
Brian Shiue
Mandy Stango*
Katie Fritchman
Adam Mogill

Results: 6-2

B Team Members

Ryan Krumholz*
Maria Cosma
Lauren Parrott
Ben Goodyear
Ryan Ivins
John Veiszlemlein
Results: 6-2
Awards: Maria Cosma, Attorney (17 Δ)


* denotes team captain

Congratulations to all competitors -- the season ahead looks very bright!


Welcome back!

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After an eventful summer, Penn State Mock Trial is back in action and ready for a full competition season over the next several months. We've got a brand new executive board, who you can meet by clicking on the "Officers" tab at the top of this page, as well as plenty of new members who are excited to learn the ropes of collegiate mock trial.

Our Fall intramural tournament is currently underway -- teams have been formed and the first trial takes place next week. Stay tuned for updates on our progress as we phase into invitational competitions in a few short weeks and get ready to host our own annual competition, the Happy Valley Invitational. It's going to be a big year for Penn State Mock Trial, and we're excited to get started!

Nationals Preview

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It all comes down to this. On Thursday, Penn State Mock Trial's A Team will depart for Washington D.C. to compete in the AMTA National Championship Tournament. Earning a bid to Nationals is a true accomplishment and we commend their success. Their hard work and dedication to this point has paid off greatly and we wish them luck this weekend as they represent Penn State Mock Trial on the National Championship stage.

The team members attending are as follows: Sam Rocchino, Ashley Tarriff, Paul Pavelka, Suzanne Zakaria, Alex Koury, Mandy Stango, Andrew D'Aversa, Ryan Krumholz, Katie Fritchman and Lauren Parrott.

Wish them luck!

For the Glory!

Opening Round Championships (ORCS) Results

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Penn State Mock Trial sent two teams to compete at ORCS this past weekend in Hamilton, Ohio. After a great weekend of trials, we are thrilled to say that for the first time in five years, Penn State will be sending a team to Nationals!  Nationals will take place from April 12-14 in Washington D.C. Click here for the tab summary from this past weekend.  Below are the individual results of both the A & B Teams.

A Team

Team Members:

Samantha Rocchino*

Ashley Tarriff

Paul Pavelka

Mandy Stango

Suzanne Zakaria

Alex Koury

Ryan Krumholz**

Lauren Parrott**

Results: 7-1, Bid to Nationals!

Awards: Ashley Tarriff, Attorney (17 π), Suzanne Zakaria, Witness (17 π)


B Team:

Team Members:

Andrew D'Aversa*

Sara Treumann

Maria Cosma

Brian Shiue

Katie Fritchman

Tess Hamsher

Ben Goodyear

Laura Beltz

Katie Murt

Results: 4-4

* Captain
** Alternate

Both teams represented Penn State admirably and worked very hard to get this far.  We wish the A Team luck at Nationals and we are sure that their hard work will result in the continued success of their team and Penn State Mock Trial as a whole.

For the Glory!


Regionals Results

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Penn State Mock Trial sent 4 teams to compete in AMTA Regional tournaments this Spring.  Here is a recap of how each team performed:

Regional 1:
Location: State College, PA

Team 1 Attending: Team "B"
Team Members:
  • Andrew D'Aversa
  • Sara Treumann
  • Laura Beltz
  • Tess Hamsher
  • Katie Fritchman
  • Ben Goodyear
  • Brian Shiue
Record: 3rd (6-2) Bid to ORCS
Awards: Ben Goodyear, Witness (17Δ)

Team 2 Attending: Team "C"
Team Members:
  • Perri Atkinson
  • Ryan Krumholz
  • Maria Cosma
  • Lauren Parrott
  • Ryan Ivins
  • Ryan McSherry
  • Katie Murt
  • John Veiszlemlein
Record: 2nd (6-1-1) Bid to ORCS
Awards: Ryan Krumholz, Attorney (18Δ)

Regional 2:
Location: Buffalo, NY

Team 1 Attending: Team "A"
Team Members:
  • Ashley Tarriff
  • Sam Rocchino
  • Paul Pavelka
  • Mandy Stango
  • Suzanne Zakaria
  • Alex Koury
Record: 1st (8-0), Spirit of AMTA (Bid to ORCS)
Awards: Sam Rocchino, Attorney (19
π, 17Δ), Suzanne Zakaria, Witness (16π)


Team 2 Attending: Team "D"
Team Members:
  • Michelle Anthony
  • Julia Jacobs
  • Laurel Kandianis
  • Eydsa La Paz
  • Adam Mogil
  • Shaan Pattni
  • Christie Testa
Record: 3rd (6-2) (Bid to ORCS)
Awards: Laurel Kandianis, Attorney (17
Δ)

Each one of Penn State's teams earned a bid to Opening Round Championships. Unfortunately, we can only accept two bids as an organization. Congratulations to all of the teams and their captains on their amazing work!

Upcoming Tournaments:

Opening Round Championships
Hamilton, Ohio
March 22-24

Teams Attending:
A Team:
  • Sam Rocchino*
  • Alex Koury
  • Paul Pavelka
  • Mandy Stango
  • Ashley Tarriff
  • Suzanne Zakaria
  • Ryan Krumholz**
  • Lauren Parrott**
B Team:
  • Andrew D'Aversa*
  • Laura Beltz
  • Maria Cosma
  • Katie Fritchman
  • Ben Goodyear
  • Tess Hamsher
  • Katie Murt
  • Brian Shiue
  • Sara Treumann
* Captain
** Alternate



Spring 2013 Recap (to date)

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The Penn State Mock Trial Association has done a great job this year! We can't wait for this success to carry over into the AMTA season.  Here is a recap of what we have accomplished so far:

Invitational Name: Polar Bear Invitational, Ohio Northern University
Location: Ada, Ohio
Date: January 19-20
A Team:
  • Ashley Tarriff
  • Sam Rocchino
  • Paul Pavelka
  • Mandy Stango
  • Suzanne Zakaria
  • Alex Koury
Final Place (w/ record): Fourth (6-3)
Trophy: Yes
Individual Awards: Sam Rocchino, Attorney (18Δ)

B Team:
  • Andrew D'Aversa
  • Sara Treumann
  • Katie Fritchman
  • Tess Hamsher
  • Ben Goodyear
  • Brian Shiue
  • Laura Beltz
Final Place (w/ record): First (8-0)
Trophy: Yes
Individual Awards: Andrew D'Aversa, Attorney (19Δ)

Invitational Name: Sapientia et Doctrina Invitational, Fordham University
Location: New York City, New York
Date: January 19-20
C Team:
  • Perri Atkinson
  • Ryan Krumholz
  • Lauren Parrott
  • Maria Cosma
  • Ryan McSherry
  • Ryan Ivins
  • John Veiszlemlein
  • Katie Murt
Record: (5-3)
Individual Awards: Lauren Parrott, Attorney (20П); Ryan Ivins, Witness (18Δ)

D Team:
  • Michelle Anthony
  • Julia Jacobs
  • Laurel Kandianis
  • Eydsa La Paz
  • Adam Mogil
  • Shaan Pattni
  • Christie Testa
Record: (6-1)


Invitational Name: BRIC Invitational, Cornell University
Location: Ithica, NY
Date: January 26-27
Members Attending:
  • Ashley Tarriff
  • Paul Pavelka
  • Mandy Stango
  • Sara Treumann
  • Katie Fritchman
  • Ben Goodyear
  • Brian Shiue
  • Laura Beltz
Record: (3-5)
Individual Awards: Mandy Stango, Witness (17П)

Invitational Name: Hilltop Invitational, Georgetown University
Location: Washington DC
Date: January 26-27
C Team:
  • Perri Atkinson
  • Ryan Krumholz
  • Lauren Parrott
  • Maria Cosma
  • Ryan McSherry
  • Ryan Ivans
  • John Veiszlemlein
  • Katie Murt
Final Place (w/ record): 2nd (6-2)
Trophy: Yes; Also Won Spirit of AMTA
Individual Awards: Ryan Krumholz, Attorney (17.5Δ)

Invitational Name: Susquehanna Scrimmage
Location: State College, PA
Date: January 27
D Team:
  • Michelle Anthony
  • Julia Jacobs
  • Laurel Kandianis
  • Eydsa La Paz
  • Adam Mogil
  • Shaan Pattni
  • Christie Testa
Record: (4-0)

Congratulations to all of our AMTA teams on their hard work and great results!

Click here for the newest version of the Mock Minute, our tri-annual newsletter. 


FORTHCOMING TOURNAMENTS 

State College Regional:
February 8-10, 2013
Teams Attending:
B Team
C Team
Buffalo State Regional:
February 22-24, 2013
Teams Attending:
A Team
D Team

2013 AMTA Teams - 12/13/12

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Congratulations to all of our Penn State Mock Trial members who have been chosen to compete in the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) competition for the 2013 season. We have four great teams and we're so excited for for them to compete. Each team will be competing in two pre-AMTA invitational tournaments as well as a regional tournament - in either State College, PA or Buffalo, NY. Congrats and good luck!!

Check the AMTA team list here.

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