A Page -- April 22, 2010

Success as Student/Athlete = 

Success at Work/Life; Avon Lake 

alumna Christine Chiricosta full 

embodiment of S/A success

April 22, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

When colleges on the East Coast began introducing intercollegiate sports for students in the 19th century, part of the intent was to provide a controlled weekend recreational activity while maybe interfacing some collegiality on the side.

Long before there were pro sports, intellectuals understood a direct correlation between athletics and academics for the competition learned on the playing surface can directly be channeled into a classroom with robust competitiveness, a very founding principle of any Capitalistic system.

Even though some of the academic aspect of intercollegiate and interscholastic sports was lost during the first part of the 20th century partly due to the proliferation of professional sports, it began making a comeback in the last 20 years of the century thanks to the COSIDA (association for college media relations directors) Academic All-American, All-Region and All-League teams and ESPN’s subsequent sponsorship in the movement as well.


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Today, colleges have placed an inner emphasis on the academic aspect of Student/Athletes within the institution by honoring and awarding teams and individuals. Team GPAs are now publicized and internal competitions between teams on a campus and competitions by members within individual teams now persist.

Certainly, there is a direct connection between athletics and academics and moreover into a third realm —life (professionally and personally).

Some examples are local.

Avon Lake High alumna Christine Chiricosta within the last week was named the Junior Scholar Athlete of the Year at the annual Bowling Green State University Student/Athlete awards ceremony. The award is given to only four Student/Athletes each year, two juniors (male and female) and two seniors (one man, one woman).

Christine Chiricosta

Chiricosta

“Since I was one of the three finalists, I knew going in on Saturday that there was a good chance that I was going to get it,” said Chiricosta, the first singles player and half of the first doubles team on the Bee Gee tennis squad. “It was narrowed down to two of my good friends, a basketball player (Maggie Hennegan) and cross country runner (Megan Kelsey), and me. It would have been just as happy if one of those two would have won it instead of me.”

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Oberlin's Fierstein Named Fulbright Fellow

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By Emily Fitzpatrick
Oberlin - Women’s Lacrosse  team captain Maddie Fierstein, (Riverdale Country Day, Pelham, NY) has been named a Fulbright Fellow for 2010-11. A senior Politics major with a concentration in International Relations, Fierstein will spend next year in Mexico where she plans to teach English and start a youth soccer program.

A gritty four-year defender, Fierstein has excelled in the Oberlin classroom and as well on the playing fields. She played two years of field hockey and four years of lacrosse, earning Academic All-American honors in both sports.

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Demons give up only five points in 

five matches in moving to 5-0 in 

SWC with 5-0 win over Meteors

April 22, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

Westlake dominated Midpark tonight t remain perfect in the Southwestern Conference at 5-0. The Demons (8-2 overall) lost only five combined games in winning all five divisions in straight sets and moving one step closer to successfully defending their league title.

The Demons did not lose a game in singles play as all three boys won by 6-0, 6-0 scores. It was Colton Buffington over Alex Kalnasy at first singles, Jason Wissman over Rostick Ganushchak at second singles, and Max Salvatore over Ken Postel at third singles.

At first doubles, Brian Gottfried and Abhi Ramachandran took Brian White and Sean Felder 6-2, 6-0; at second doubles, Stephen Flecisher and Kevin Wang dropped Luci Motoc and Nick Junker 6-1, 6-3.

Yeomen Drop Physical Contest at St. Vincent
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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Latrobe, Pa. –
 In a game that featured 19 penalties between the two teams, the St. Vincent College Bearcats were able to out-physical the Oberlin College men’s lacrosse team, winning the game 21-12.

Oberlin (3-7) had 13 man-up opportunities, but cashed in on just three of them in the contest. 



Frontier League

Frontier League/Crushers to 


host try outs for high school, 


college, other baseball players 


in Avon


by Nicolle Meyer


April 22, 2010


Sauget, IL – The Frontier League’s annual pre-season kickoff, the Frontier League Tryout Camp and Draft, will begin two weeks from today, on Monday, May 3 at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon, Ohio, home of the Lake Erie Crushers.

 

All 12 Frontier League teams will be represented at the workouts, and Major League Baseball scouts have been in attendance each of the past five years.  Advance registration is available by clicking on the “tryouts” button at www.frontierleague.com while walk-up registration will begin at 8:00 AM on May 3.

 

The workouts officially begin at 9:00 AM on May 3 and will feature a 60-yard dash, fielding and throwing drills for infielders, outfielders, and catchers, and batting practice forposition players while pitchers will throw 15-20 pitch bullpens.  Following the first day, the field managers will post a list of players invited back for inter-squad games on May 4.  At the conclusion of the games, action will break for 30 minutes as clubs evaluate the talent and prepare for the draft. 


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Jackson alumnus Ben Puterbaugh Selected for Sports Illustrated Faces in the Crowd
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Oberlin –
 Oberlin College junior baseball player Ben Puterbaugh has been selected to appear in the latest edition of Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd feature. 

The issues, which was released today (April 22), features former Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford on the cover. 

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B-W Baseball Team Beats Oberlin, 

9-1, in Berea as Havens Pitches 

Jem and Jackets Bang Out 16 Hits

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA - The Baldwin-Wallace College baseball team defeated non-league foe Oberlin College, 9-1, this afternoon (Thursday, April 22, 2010) at Heritage Field in Berea.
Twinsburg alum Pat Havens


With its win, B-W improves to 9-18 overall and is back in action this Saturday, April 24 when it hosts Ohio Athletic Conference rival Wilmington College in a doubleheader. The first pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. With its loss, Oberlin falls to 17-15 overall.

Mascia and Frebes trade spots,

but Iggy still rambles to seventh 

win

April 22, 2010

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

Sean Frebes moved up to No. 2 singles today but suffered a setback in his new role, but St. Ignatius was still able to sneak away with a 3-2 win over Canfield today.

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The Wildcats (7-2) did it with wins at first and third singles (James Oliver and Tom Mascia) and at second doubles (Chad Burton and Mark Georgy).

The doubles duo had to come back after losing the first set while Mascia and Oliver breezed in straight sets.

 



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