A Page -- Dec. 13, 2011 -- AM Edition


St. Edward alumnus Germany Woods Named 

OhioCollegeFootball.com Div. III Offensive 

Player of the Year

TIFFIN, Ohio-Heidelberg University sophomore two-time All-Ohio Athletic
Conference running back Germany Woods (Cleveland/St. Edward) was
selected as the Division III offensive player of the year to highlight the
Division III All-Ohio team as picked by OhioCollegeFootball.com.  Senior
two-time All-OAC offensive tackle Derrick Arbogast (Tiffin/Calvert) and
junior offensive tackle Quinten Rembert (Euclid) were both named to the
Division III All-Ohio second team.

The trio joins fifth-year head coach Mike Hallett, who was named Division
III coach of the year by OhioCollegeFootball.com two weeks ago.


Woods, a first-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference and All-North Region
(D3Football.com) running back this season, had a record-breaking season for
the Berg in which he led the OAC during the regular season and set the
school single-season record with 1,421 rushing yards yards-breaking the
previous record by 90 yards in 68 less carries-and scored 11 touchdowns.  He
had his best game against Marietta College (Oct. 22) when he rushed a
career-high 34 times for a season-high 226 yards and two scores.  He also
rushed for a season-high three TDs in a season-ending win against Ohio
Northern University (Nov. 12).

Woods went over the century mark in rushing in eight of 10 games this season
and has accomplished the feat in 12 of his past 14 contests dating back to
2010.  In 20 career games, Woods has totaled 2,455 yards in 397 attempts,
scored 21 TDs and averages 122.8 yards per game.


Rembert-a first-team All-OAC selection in 2011-and Arbogast-who earned
second-team All-OAC, Academic All-OAC and first-team Capital One Academic
All-America honors this season-anchored an offensive line that paved the way
for 4,572 yards of total offense, just 26 yards shy of the single-season
school record set a year ago, while allowing Student Prince quarterbacks to
be sacked just nine times, tying for a league best.  The Heidelberg ground
game featured a 100-yard rusher in eight of 10 contests, including a pair of
100-yard rushers in the last four games of the season.  The offense racked
up 400 total yards in four games, including a 500-yard outburst in the
season's opening contest.

The coach of the year accolade is the third for Hallett this season
following his selection by his peers as OAC coach of the year and North
Region Coach of the Year (D3Football.com).

Heidelberg closed the 2011 season with an 8-2 record-its best mark since
1993-and 7-2 in the OAC to finish in a tie for second place.  In the 10
years prior to Hallett's arrival (1997-06), the Berg went 15-85, including a
1-39 stretch from 2003-06.

Kelly Warlich happy she decided to stay put at 

Oberlin

Last Spring Kelly Warlich was sure she wanted to transfer from Oberlin College. Seeking a different experience, she packed her bags and had no intention of walking Oberlin’s campus as a student again. But as the summer progressed, Warlich started to waver on her decision. Had she made a mistake?

“I was all excited about it when I left and then over the summer I was thinking about it and last minute I decided to come back,” Warlich recalls. “I didn’t think it was worth it [to leave]. I went back to that whole opportunity thing. I got a really good education here and I learned a lot and it was a really good experience for me to stay here.”

As the semester is coming to an end, is she happy with her decision?

“I think the fact that I thought I wasn’t going to come back here made me appreciate it more, so now that I’m back here I like it and I enjoy it a lot more.”

“I think I just appreciate everything I learned here more. I like playing basketball, that’s why I came here in the first place and I think I forgot that last year.”

Warlich is one of the Yeowomen’s most talented players. Her height (5’11’’) helps her battle under the basket, but she can also shoot from three-point range. She relishes the competition and the comraderie of her teammates, and she is aware that she almost lost it all.

“It’s fun,” she says. “It keeps me athletic. It keeps me doing things. I manage my time better in season than I do out of season. And I like being on a team. We’re all really close and it’s easy to get the whole team together.”

Warlich is also quick to credit the intellectual energy of Oberlin’s student body.

“Everyone in the classes I take has something to contribute and everyone actually participates in class,” she says. “So I learn a lot not only from my professors, but everyone in my classes. Everyone else challenges each other, which I really like.”

As for what lies ahead, Warlich is unsure. Right now she is focused on her studies, which include double majoring in Neuroscience and Psychology, and minoring in Politics.

“I think I want to go to law school, which is weird because I’m majoring in Neuro and Psych,” Warlich says. “But I’ve always been told ‘Major what you’re interested in and the rest will come.’ ”

Kelly Warlich’s path represents one of the many decisions in life students are forced to make at a young age--What will we do next? What are we doing now? What should we have done? When we choose a college we are taking a risk--Is this the right fit? Sometimes we’re right and sometimes we’re wrong. And students must do what they believe is best for them. After two years at Oberlin College Kelly Warlich felt it was time for a change, so she took a risk. When she realized her decision wasn’t in her best interests she had the courage to come back, and Oberlin College was their to welcome her back with open arms.


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