By William Bengel
In researching this article, this first thing I discovered was that records for the pre-70s era are very sketchy. The Great Depression and World War II impacted on the information available in yearbooks and student newspapers. There just wasn’t enough money and materials to devote space to athletic accomplishments. Athletic programs had not yet reached the status afforded them in today’s society and therefore less attention was paid to the activities portion of the overall educational program. The school’s records on the ’50s and ’60s are also somewhat limited.
The second discovery coming from this research was that the athletic program at Mercyhurst Prep has come a long way since the days of the “Sems.”