Penn State Brandywine named Sarah Kurpel as its director of athletics on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Kurpel, who will oversee the campus’ 16 varsity sports as well as its club sport and intramural programs, is the sixth full-time director of athletics in Brandywine’s 48-year history of varsity athletics.
Kurpel brings more than a decade of NCAA Division III athletic and administrative experience to Brandywine after serving as assistant athletic director for student services and compliance, senior woman administrator, and head field hockey coach at nearby Neumann University since 2006.
A two-time graduate of Neumann University, Kurpel earned a bachelor’s degree in English and secondary education in 2002 and completed her master of science in organizational and strategic leadership in 2010. During her years as an undergraduate, Kurpel was a three-year team captain and four-year starter for both the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams.
A native of Delaware County, Kurpel was a two-sport athlete at Archbishop Prendergast High School, earning varsity letters in field hockey and women’s lacrosse. She currently resides in Aston, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Todd, and the couple’s three sons: Maksim, Royal and Lionel.
Contact Athletic Director Sarah Kurpel:
138 Commons/Athletic Center
610-892-1331 [email protected]
Intramural and Recruiting
Commons/Athletics Center - Room 139
2013 Penn State Brandywine graduate Bobbi Caprice joins the athletic work force at her alma mater in August 2013. Caprice will take over the intramurals program and the fitness center. She will also serve as the assistant softball coach for the newest team on campus this spring.
Caprice graduated from Marple Newtown High School in 2009 were she played four years of basketball and three of softball. She was a four year basketball starter at Brandywine from 2009-2013. During her time as a student at Brandywine Coach Caprice was a Lion Ambassador, member of Student Government, volleyball and cross country team member and Vice President of the the Blue and White Society. During her athletic career she was named to the Academic All-Conference team four years and was a USCAA National All Academic Team honoree in 2012-2013.
Caprice is excited to start working in Brandywine Athletics and expanding her love of the campus, it's faculty, staff and students. For questions or concerns relating to intramurals, the fitness center or softball you can contact Coach Caprice at 610-892-1307 or [email protected]