Dan Sostek

Pittsburgh, PA

Dan Sostek

Born in Newton, MA
Graduated from Wissahickon Senior High School in Ambler, PA in 2012
Currently attend University of Pittsburgh
Former Intern for Ticket Section at Montgomery News
Sports Staff Writer for The Pitt News
Sports Staff 92.1 WPTS Pittsburgh



Pitt upsets Georgetown at Big East tournament

When the Pitt women’s tennis team defeated Georgetown on Thursday morning in the first round of the Big East tournament in Florida, the victory was technically an upset, as the 10th-seeded Panthers beat the seventh-seeded Hoyas. There was some reason for concern before the tournament, as Pitt had lost four straight matches heading into its season finale April 10 against Carnegie Mellon.
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Panthers hold on for another win against the Penguins

The Pitt baseball team had already dominated Youngstown State this season, beating the Penguins in three previous matchups by scores of 9-2, 16-1 and 24-7. On Tuesday afternoon, however, the Panthers (25-9, 6-3 Big East) barely edged out a victory against the Penguins, sweeping the season series with an 11-9 win at Charles L. Cost Field
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Nkanata among five headed to Nationals

Nkanata will be participating in the 400-meter dash and the 4x400 relay at Nationals. This past Saturday, the Pitt men’s track and field team competed at the NCAA East Regionals in Greensboro, N.C., with an opportunity for athletes to earn berths to the NCAA National Championships in Eugene, Ore., which take place June 5-8.
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Pitt heads to Big East Tournament

Head coaching turmoil at the collegiate level can be costly for any program. The women’s tennis program was the latest team forced to replace a head coach after a surprising departure. On Jan. 7, George Dieffenbach — the all-time winningest coach in Pitt history with 318 wins — announced his sudden retirement, prompting the hire of then-assistant coach Michaela Kissell-Eddins for the top job.
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Hoppin’ John Orchestra brings Mardi Gras to town - Entertainment

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Opera star-turned-cantor at TBI tackles Brahms, Bernstein and Beyond - Entertainment

Says Shammash, “I am able to witness countless life cycle events, whether it be baby-namings, marriages or bar mitzvahs. I enjoy feeling that I can make an impact on the future Jews of the world and embrace our community. I also have the rare opportunity to develop relationships with people of all ages, from pre-schoolers to senior citizens.”.
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Dan Sostek

Dan Sostek is an aspiring sports journalist. Born July 3rd, 1994 in Newton, MA, he moved to the Philadelphia suburban area in 1997, where he eventually graduate from Wissahickon Senior High School in 2012. In his senior year of high school, he worked an internship with the Montgomery News Ticket section. He chose to attend the University of Pittsburgh, wanting to try to live in a city. He joined the sports radio station there, and became a member of The Pitt News sports staff in the spring of 2013.
Dan enjoys covering all sports, but particularly baseball, football, or basketball.
Dan also is a television/movie buff, and is particularly well-versed in sitcoms (30 Rock and Seinfeld are among his favorites). He also was an accomplished musician in high school, making Regional Band on euphonium in the Greater Philadelphia area 2 times and District Band in the Montgomery/Bucks County area 3 times in high school. He no longer actively practices, but continues to dabble with the instrument.



  • Knowledge of sports
  • Pop Culture
  • Passionate
  • Punctual
  • Articulate
  • Reading Music