A Page -- April 20, 2011

Schinlder (L), Polster (R) 
Shaker Heights High alum
Jeremy Polster named Tennis
Player of the Week; Mentor
grad Kevin Schindler Pitcher
of the Week in NCAC; Polster
breaks Kenyon record for most
career doubles victories
By Norm Weber
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor
WESTLAKE -- Shaker Heights High alumnus Jeremy Polster was named Tennis Player of the Week for Kenyon, and Mentor High graduate Kevin Schindler of Ohio Wesleyan was named Pitcher of the Week for baseball in the North Coast Athletic Conference, the league officials here announced.
Schindler threw a three-hit complete game in a 7-1 win over Hiram. He struck out five batters in the outing and allowed just one batter past second base the entire afternoon
Also in baseball action, Oberlin College senior Phil Brua (Avon, OH/Avon) earned the victory in game one against Kenyon and then came in and closed in the door in the seventh inning of the second game to get the save enable Oberlin to garner a sweep over Kenyon. He went the distance in the opening game, allowing one run on just two hits.
Kenyon senior Jeremy Polster (Shaker Hts., OH/Shaker Hts.) went 3-0 at No. 1 singles and 3-0 at No. 1 doubles as the Lords won three times in conference play. In the process, he broke the school record for career doubles victories with 82.


He is 18-6 this season at doubles and 82-13 for his career.
Ohio Wesleyan freshman Richie Karban (Elyria) was a double winner on the week for the Battling Bishops.
The NCAC Women’s Golfer of the Week is Kristinee Khowcharoen of Hiram College.
She had a 171 (81-84) at the Laura Bump Invitational, leading the Terries to a sixth-place finish.
Khowcharoen tied for fourth overall among all Student/Athletes participating.
DENISON was led at the Bump Invite by Liz Tristano (Barberton, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). Tistano was 20th overall with a 86-105-201.

Allegheny senior Tony Dipre (Twinsburg, OH/Walsh Jesuit) finished fifth in the 1,500 meters in the Bison Outdoor Track and Field Classic hosted by Bucknell.
His 3:50.84 is the second-fastest time in NCAA Division III this season. For his achievement, Dipre was named NCAC men’s Distance Runner of the Week.
Also for Allegheny’s women, Kelly Gallagher, a St. Joseph Academy alumna, ran a career-best time in the 10,000 meters with a 38:11.69.
Riverside High alum Shane Brandt won the 5K and was second in the 1,500 meters to lead Ohio Wesleyan’s men to a fourth-place finish at the All-Ohio Championships.
Shaker Heights High alum Nic Howe along with John Healey ranked seventh in region in doubles play

By Nick Minerd
SKILLMAN, NJ – Following a fifth-place performance at the 2011 University Athletic Association Championship Tournament, the Case Western Reserve University men’s tennis team now knows that its season ended with the highest ranking in program history. The Spartans were tabbed No. 20 in the nation according to the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association national team rankings released on April 14.
“This was by far the biggest leap that this program has taken in my time here,” said third-year head coach Todd Wojtkowski. “It takes time to build programs that are also sustainable. This season, we were finally able put together enough depth that allowed us to win matches despite some players having off days or being sick or hurt.”
The Spartans (12-8 overall, 2-1 UAA) earned CWRU’s first-ever national tennis ranking back in early March and built on that standing with a stellar conclusion to the 2010-11 campaign.

In addition to the fifth-place showing at the UAA Championship, the Spartans also finished the season with four victories versus top-30 competition and placed third at the renowned Great Lakes Invitational in Michigan. Case’s 12 victories came while playing one of the toughest schedules in team history with eight nationally-ranked opponents and four matches against Division I competition.
“Each of our four top-30 victories came down to the final match at sixth singles,” noted Wojtkowski. “We had three different players clinch a match against a nationally-ranked opponent and that really speaks to the depth of our team.”
The Spartans also finished the season with the No. 18-ranked singles player in the Central Region in junior Sean Carr (Columbus, OH/Upper Arlington) - pictured - and the No. 7 duo in the region in freshman John Healey (Columbia, MD/Atholton) and sophomore Nicolas Howe (Shaker Heights, OH/Shaker Heights).
“We have a player’s handbook that discusses many of the different goals and objectives of the program and the points that are stressed most in it are those of improvement and development,” said Wojtkowski. “I feel we had another year where we took a major step in our development but yet have more goals in there that we will be hungry to achieve in our preparation for next season.”

Three Gilmour Student/Athletes
Announce NCAA Plans; Melanie Trushel
to study/play basketball at Lake Erie;
Camille Corbin to study/play hockey for
Union College, Brittany Link to
study/play volleyball for Brown
By Kristy Booher
GATES MILLS – (April 20, 2011) Gilmour Academy seniors Melanie Trushel, Camille Corbin and Brittany Link will, as an adjunct to their continuing studies, sign institutional letters of intent to play women’s basketball, women’s hockey and women’s volleyball, respectively at 2:45 p.m. today, April 20, in Gilmour’s new Athletic Center.

Trushel, from Chardon, will play for NCAA Division II Lake Erie College, Corbin, from San Diego, will play for Union College, whose women’s hockey program competes under Division I status, and Link, who lives in Hinckley, will play volleyball for NCAA Division I Brown University.
Trushel, captain of the varsity girls’ basketball team, has played for Gilmour for three years.  During that period, the team compiled a 61-13 record, winning sectional and district championships each season, while also advancing to the regional semifinals twice and the regional finals once.
Trushel (S/A-Celeveland Photo By Norm Weber)
The Lancer, who plays guard and wing, regards herself as “a scorer and a tough defensive player” and says she selected Lake Erie because she was impressed with the closeness of the school community and the student-teacher ratio.  She plans to study communications and business and would like to be an event planner.

Trushel is known for her ability to step behind the arc and hit long-range shots.  During her senior year, she helped lead the Lancers to a 22-3 record that included a Division III Sweet 16 finish.  She was the second leading player in 3-pointers made.

Team captain Corbin was the leading scorer on the girls prep hockey team, averaging almost one goal per game.  This season, she totaled 53 goals, 54 assists and 107 points in 54 games.  As a forward, she helped Gilmour defeat both Culver Academy in November and Stanstead in the championship game at the Phillips Exeter Tournament in January.

Corbin was named to the all-tournament team at the Cushing Academy Tournament in Boston.  She plans to major in biology at Union and become a physical therapist.  She chose the college for its academics and ice hockey program.

The Gilmour Student/Athlete began playing hockey when she was 10 and says she developed good hands playing roller hockey in San Diego.  “My strength along the boards and my hockey sense help me to produce points for my team,” Corbin says.

Link was instrumental this season in helping the Lancers earn a second-place finish in the Division III volleyball state tournament.  It was the third Final Four appearance for the Lancers in her four seasons— with 2007 and 2008 as the other-qualifying years. 

Link was named to the Division III All-Ohio First Team, while also being named the district most valuable player.  Her stats for the season included 317 kills, 72 blocks and 491 assists.  The Gilmour student plans to study biology or pre-med in college.
CSU Women's Tennis Enters League
Tourney As No. 2 Seed
Vikings Tied School Record With Seven League Wins
By Brian McCann
After tying the school record for most league wins in a season, the Cleveland State women's tennis team enters the Horizon League Championship as the No. 2 seed. The league championship will be played from Thursday through Saturday (April 21-23) at North Central H.S. in Indianapolis, Ind.
CSU finished the regular season with a 12-10 overall mark and a 7-1 record in league matches to finish in second place. By earning the No. 2 seed, the Vikings received a bye into the semifinals and will open play in the championship on Friday (April 22) at 2:30 p.m. against the winner of a first round match between No. 3 Butler and No. 6 Milwaukee.
Top-seeded UIC will play either No. 4 Wright State or No. 5 Detroit in the other semifinal with the championship match at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday (April 22).
Coach Etzkin
"We have put ourselves in great position for the league championship by earning the No. 2 seed for the second straight season," head coach Brian Etzkin said. "Now it's just a matter of going out there, staying focused and executing each match. We know nothing will come easy and will have to continue to play with a high level of intensity."
CSU closed out the regular season with a pair of wins over the weekend, winning 6-1 at Youngstown State on Friday (April 15) and sweeping Detroit, 7-0, on Saturday (April 16) for their fourth sweep in league action this year.
NCAC to begin Golf Championships this
weekend in Wooster; tourney to conclude
in Chesterland next week
WESTLAKE -- The Wittenberg men and Allegheny women emerged as favorites in the 2011 North Coast Athletic Conference men's and women's pre-championship golf polls, respectively, based on balloting from the league coaches.
The first part of the championship will be this weekend at the Wooster Country Club and the second phase next weekend in the Fowler Mills Club in Chesterland.
This is the first season of a women’s golf championship in the NCAC.
Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 4/18/11
Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center
    300 Games
Bob Porter, Strongsville, 4/15, Buckeye Lanes;
John Grega, Cleveland, 4/15, Seven Hills Lanes;
Keith Mixter, Parma, 4/15, Fairview Lanes;
John Trischan, Brecksville, 4/15, Cloverleaf Lanes;
Nick Sivik, Seven Hills, 4/15, Cloverleaf Lanes;
Kevin Clark, Cleveland Heights, 4/15, Cloverleaf Lanes;
Jordan Cieslik, Middleburg Heights, 4/18, Buckeye Lanes;
Paul Ashby, Madison, 4/16, Buckeye Lanes;
    299 Games
Jim Pehotsky, North Olmsted, 4/11, Fairview Lanes;
Bob Kovach, Independence, 4/15, Cloverleaf Lanes;
Ed Salem, Strongsville, 4/14, Yorktown Lanes;
    298 Games
    800 Series
Mike Wagner, Rocky River, 4/18, Buckeye Lanes (813);