A Page -- Dec. 16, 2011 -- AM Edition

Baldwin-Wallace Soccer Standout Carlin 

Vandendriessche Named All-Great Lakes 


BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College men’s soccer standout forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina/ Senior) has been named as a second-team Division III All-Great Lakes Region selection by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Vandendriessche was a key reason why the Yellow Jackets set a school-record with 16 victories and advanced to their first-ever NCAA Division III National Tournament this fall. During his career, he helped B-W to win 53 matches and compile a 53-25-6 record.

Individually, Vandendriessche had a record-setting season and career. He earned All-Ohio Athletic Conference honors four times, including being named to the first-team twice (2009 and 2011), was an Academic All-Ohio selection (2010), a three-time OAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week (twice this season) and a two-time B-W Most Valuable Offensive Player.

This season, Vandendriessche played in a single-season school-record 22 matches, took 75 shots, including a school-record 42 shots on-goal, led the team and OAC in goals with 16 and points with 37 and had a team-best seven game-winning goals.

In terms of records, Vandendriessche is the Yellow Jacket career leader in matches played (84), shots taken (250), shots on-goal (134), goals scored (46) and career points (102). He holds single-season records for matches played (22 in both 2010 and 2011), shots taken (76 in 2010), shots on-goal (42 in 2011), goals scored (16 in 2011) and points scored (37 in 2011).

“Carlin had an outstanding season and career,” said 10-year veteran Yellow Jacket Head Coach Reid Ayers. “He was one of the best offensive players in the OAC, Great Lakes Region and in Division III.  He was an impact player for us for four seasons.

“Carlin was a difference-maker with exceptional skills,” continued Ayers. “He definitely knew how to put the ball in the net.  We are pleased for Carlin and his family as he is quite deserving of each honor that he receives.”

Hiram College Men’s Soccer Players Ryan Greenhill (Solon) and Ryan Minick (North Royalton) Earn NSCAA All-Region Honors


December 15, 2011


HIRAM, OHIO – Hiram College men’s soccer players Ryan Greenhill (Solon) and Ryan Minick (North Royalton) have been selected to the NCAA Division All-Great Lakes Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Both earned second-team accolades. [2011 NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region Team]


Greenhill and Minick played intrical roles in leading the Terriers to a 10-6-1 overall record in 2011 and finished third in the North Coast Athletic Conference with a 5-4 mark. Hiram also qualified for its third-ever appearance in the NCAC Tournament.


Greenhill, a 5’7″ junior midfielder, started all 16 games he played in and scored three goals, including a team-tying high two game-winning goals, to go along with a team-leading eight assists for 14 total points. His eight assists tied him for second in the NCAC and his 14 points this season was tied for 12th. In addition, Greenhill has posted 20 assists during his career which puts him in a tie for fourth all-time in program history. Earlier this offseason, Greenhill was tabbed first-team All-NCAC, his third All-Conference Award overall. He earned second-team honors in 2010 and was a honorable mention pick as a freshman. Greenhill also excels in the classroom and became the first men’s soccer player to be named Capital One Academic All-American in 2011 after being named Academic All-District the past two seasons (2010-11).


Minick, a 5’9″ junior forward, had a standout season this past fall. He played in 17 games and started 15 while leading the team in goals scored (11) and total points (28). Minick’s 11 goals ranked fourth most in the conference. In addition, he ranked second on the team in assists with six. Minick tallied a team-leading 67 shots for a .164 shot percentage with two game-winning goals and converted the team’s only penalty kick attempt this season. Minick was also selected first-team All-NCAC earlier this season which was his second All-Conference award in his career. He was a second-team selection in 2010.

Storm upsets West Liberty in home opener

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Pins in the first two matches fueled the Lake Erie College wrestling team to a 25-12 upset of 13th-ranked West Liberty University Wednesday night (Dec. 14) in the team's home opener at the Jerome T. Osborne Family Athletic and Wellness Center.

Freshman Austin Gillihan (Corry, Pa./Corry Area) opened the night with a pin of Joe Wagstaff early in the second period and sophomore Tom McVicker (South Fork, Pa./Forest Hills/Penn Highlands C.C.) followed with a fall of Dillon Nolte 1:29 into the match to make it 12-0 and give the Storm (5-4) a lead it would never relinquish.

"Those two pins were so big tonight," said second-year head coach Kevin Hoogenboom.  "They really got us going, really got the crowd into it.  That is a very good wrestling team we beat tonight and we needed to have a big night from a lot of guys and we got that."

The Hilltoppers (3-1) briefly closed the gap with a pair of close decisions at 141 and 149 pounds, respectively. Nate Ball, ranked fifth nationally, got all he could handle from Storm freshman Nate Ball (Wadsworth, Ohio/Wadsworth) before prevailing 6-3 at 141 pounds and Art Hobley followed with a 5-4 win at 149 over sophomore Zak Vargo (Stow, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian Acadmey) who was making his season debut.

But after the two setbacks, the Storm responded in big fashion.  Sophomore Tyler Tesny (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio/Cuyahoga Falls) defeated Jarrod Shaw convincingly at 157 pounds, 9-3, and freshman Matt Vandermeer(Clarkston, Mich./Clarkston) edged Ohio University transfer Jordan Nolan, 4-3, on riding time.

Vargo (L), Tesny (R)

Those two victories put the Storm ahead 18-6.  After Matt Littleton edged Zev Green (Marysville, Ohio/Marysville) 4-3 at 174 pounds, freshman Jon Schafer (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Peter Chanel) clinched the match with a major decision over Derrick Williams, 16-7, at 184 pounds.  Redshirt freshman Mike Samilenko (Parma, Ohio/Normandy) earned an 8-7 decision over Jacob Donely for the Storm's sixth victory of the night.

"I thought coming in that those middle matches between 149-184 could go either way, and we won three of them," Hoogenboom said.  "Those 10 points, along with Mike's win at 197 pounds, were big and proved to be the difference."

Freshman Bobby Zappitelli (Painesville Twp., Ohio/Lake Catholic) battled sixth-ranked heavyweight J.D. Ramsey into overtime before dropping a 4-1 decision.

The win was the third straight in dual competition for the Storm and second in three matches over a ranked foe. Lake Erie defeated 17th-ranked Limestone College, 29-12, on Saturday (Dec. 10).

Lake Erie now travels to Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday and Monday, Dec. 18-19 for the annual Midwest Classic at the University of Indianapolis.  That tournament will be the Storm's final event of 2011. 

Hoffman, Brown named PAC SAAC Scholar/Athletes of the Month for December, 2011

WEXFORD, Pa. - The Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) announced today that Tiffany Hoffman (Cambridge, Ohio/John Glenn H.S.) of Bethany College andCorey Brown (Greenville, Pa./Reynolds H.S.) of Thiel College have been named Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Scholar/Athletes of the Month for December 2011.

Hoffman is a senior student-athlete at Bethany College and a member of the volleyball team.  Hoffman is a three-time All-PAC selection, including First Team in 2011.  She led Bethany to a runner-up finish in the PAC Tournament and a school record of 31 wins this year, the best finish in program history.  In 2010 and 2011, Hoffman helped the Bison win back-to-back ECAC Championships.  She led the conference in aces this year with 56 and ranked second in digs with 695.  Hoffman finished her career ranked second all-time at Bethany with 2,313 digs and sixth in career aces (153).

Off the court, Hoffman is a Biology major and holds a 3.92 grade point average (GPA).  She was honored as a Capital One Second Team Academic All-American and First Team Academic All-District II selection this year.  Hoffman was on the PAC Academic Honor Roll three times, has been on the Presidents' List at Bethany for a perfect 4.0 GPA four times and the Dean's List twice.  Around campus, she has been a Relay for Life volunteer for three years and is a member of Beta Beta Beta Biology Honor Society.

Brown is a senior student-athlete at Thiel College and a member of the Tomcat wrestling team.  Brown is currently ranked sixth in the latest Brute/Adidas National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) Division III individual rankings at 133 pounds. He is the first Tomcat wrestler in school history to earn all-American status on three occasions.

Academically, Brown is a Criminal Justice Studies major and holds a 3.73 GPA.  He has been named a Scholar All-American by the NWCA after each of his last two seasons. Brown has earned Dean's List recognition in each of his six semesters and has twice earned a spot on the PAC Academic Honor Roll.  On campus, Brown is a Resident Assistant of one of the College's freshman residence halls, where he focuses on developing and coordinating weekly programming and activities.  Brown actively assists the wrestling team in its Big Brother program.  He also participates in numerous community service initiatives each year, which includes the community's annual "Spring Into Action" event, where College organizations and Greenville community groups team up for a campus- and community-wide clean-up day, the annual Lions Club pancake and sausage day, as well as numerous youth wrestling events held at the College.

Each month, SAAC members at a PAC school nominate a Student/Athlete to highlight based on academic and athletic accomplishments. Honorees must be a varsity member in their respective sport(s) and in their junior or senior year. Scholar-Athletes of the Month must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and be actively involved on his or her campus community.  

Leffler, Shoemaker named Oberlin tennis 


Oberlin, Ohio- Head men's tennis coach Adam Shoemaker announced Thursday that his two team captains for the upcoming spring season would be seniors Sam Towne and Joe Leffler.

Both Towne and Leffler have been four-year members of the tennis team, and have set great examples of what the expectation levels for the tennis program should be. Shoemaker added that their work ethic is contagious, and have really helped rebuild the program from the ground up. The two seniors have been a part of a team that have improved their NCAC win total every year, and will look to continue their success.

They each were named ITA Scholar Athletes during the 2010-11 season. Towne is biochemistry major, and Leffler is a double major, studying neuroscience and history.

The pair will lead the Yeomen into the season when Malone College comes to Oberlin on February 11th. The match is scheduled to start at 1 p.m.


20th-ranked Mount Union travels to 

25th-ranked Wilmington for OAC tilt

The 20th-ranked Mount Union women's basketball team begins a stretch of three road contests in four days when it travels to 25th-ranked Wilmington for a 3 pm tipoff on Saturday. The Purple Raiders will then travel to Florida to play a pair of games in the Daytona Beach Shootout on Monday and Tuesday.

LIVE STATS and AUDIO will be available online for Saturday's game at Wilmington.

Excluding its loss at Otterbein, Mount Union has faced little resistance on its way to a 7-1 start. The Raiders are scoring a conference-best 70.6 points per game while allowing opponents to score just 55.5 points per game on the season.

Junior guard Rosa LaMattina (Westlake/Westlake) is among the top players in the Ohio Athletic conference, ranking among the top three in six statistical categories this season. LaMattina is first in three-pointers per game (2.5), second in steals per game (3.5) and three-point percentage (.500), and third in points per game (16.1), assists (3.75), and field goal percentage (.561).

Seniors Kori Wiedt (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) and Amanda Rose (Green/Green) are off to terrific starts for the Raiders. Wiedt, who has scored 940 career points, is averaging career-highs in points (12.8) and rebounds (4.9) while being tied with LaMattina for the conference lead in three-pointers per game (2.5). Rose is averaging a career-best 9.8 points per game to go with 4.6 rebounds per game.

Junior guard Tierney Allen (Alliance/Alliance) and senior Erin Schmidt (Akron/Walsh Jesuit) have provided a spark on the wing so far this season. Allen averages 7.9 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game while Schmidt adds 5.8 points per game and 3.8 rebounds per game off the bench. Sophomore forward Megan Saunders (Lakewood/Lakewood) has filled in for injured senior Brittany Kilgore (Northfield/Nordonia) in the starting lineup and averages 3.4 points per game and 3.0 rebounds per game.

Tamerlano (L), Miller (R)

A 13-player rotation allows the Raiders to play pressure defense for 40 minutes with fresh legs. Senior Kelly Evans (Twinsburg/Twinsburg), juniors Maggie Miller (Salem/United Local) and Marybeth Leitch (Rocky River/Rocky River), and sophomore Olivia Holt (Williamsfield/Pymatuning Valley), and freshmen Aly Daniel(Willard/Willard) and Amanda Tamerlano (North Royalton/North Royalton) all see action for the Raiders.

Wilmington (6-1, 3-1) was eliminated from the ranks of the unbeaten with a 63-61 loss to Marietta on Tuesday night. The Quakers score 65.4 points per game and trail only Mount Union for second in the conference in scoring margin (+11.8).

Leading the way for Wilmington is sophomore wing Makenzie Wippel, who averages 14.7 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game. Bria Eslick, also a sophomore wing, adds 9.1 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Quakers.

Junior point guard Shelby Kies directs the offense with 4.3 assists per game along with 6.3 points per game. Junior guard LeAnn Topp and sophomore Brianna Peters both grab 5.1 rebounds per game, helping the Quakers have a 12-rebound advantage on the glass over opponents.

Last Meeting

Mount raced out to a 39-23 halftime lead before earning an 80-65 win at home on February 5th. Amanda Rose scored a game-high 15 points and pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds to lead the Raiders. Rosa LaMattina and Laruen Forquer added 12 points each.

Wilmington was led by 12 points from Brianna Peters and 11 points from Amy Bricker.

Projected Mount Union Starters

  • Rosa LaMattina, PG – 16.1 ppg, 3.8 apg, 3.5 spg, .500 3FG
  • Kori Wiedt, G - 12.8 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 2.0 apg
  • Tierney Allen, G – 7.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg
  • Amanda Rose, F – 9.8 ppg, 4.6 rpg
  • Megan Saunders, F – 3.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg

Projected Wilmington Starters

  • Shelby Kies, G – 6.3 ppg, 4.5 apg, 3.5 rpg
  • LeAnn Topp, G – 5.1 ppg, 5.1 rpg
  • Bria Eslick, W – 9.1 ppg, 7.3 rpg
  • Makenzie Wippel, W – 14.7 ppg, 7.4 rpg
  • Brianna Peters, P – 7.7 ppg, 5.1 rpg

Mount Union Player Notes

Rosa LaMattina, Jr., PG, Westlake/Westlake

  • Season-high 20 points vs. Capital (12/10/11)
  • Season-high 6 assists vs. Allegheny (Pa.) (11/25/11) and at Otterbein (12/3/11)
  • Season-high 5 steals vs. Case Western Reserve (11/18/11)
  • MVP of Mount Union M Club Shootout
  • Has started 67 of the last 68 games played
  • Career-high 27 points vs. Baldwin-Wallace (2/10/10)
  • Two-time All-OAC Second Team
  • 2009-10 OAC Freshman of the Year

Kori Wiedt, Sr. G, North Olmsted/North Olmsted

  • Has scored 940 career points
  • Season-high 23 points at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) (11/19/11)
  • Made 5 three-pointers at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) (11/19/11)
  • Has scored in double figures in five games this season
  • Started all 30 games last season and has played in 90 career games
  • Career-high 31 points vs. Muskingum (12/6/08)
  • Three-time All-OAC
  • 2011 All-Great Lakes Region
  • 2011 Academic All-OAC

Amanda Rose, Sr., F, Green/Green

  • Season-high 17 points at John Carroll (12/7/11)
  • Season-high 8 rebounds at Westminster (Pa.) (11/15/11)
  • Has scored in double figures in five games this season
  • Has played in 94 career games and has started 92 games
  • Career-high 21 points vs. Marietta (2/9/11)
  • 2011 All-OAC Honorable Mention
  • Two-time Academic All-OAC
  • Her father—Dennis Rose '75—played basketball at Mount Union

Tierney Allen, Jr., G, Alliance/Alliance

  • Season-high/career-high 13 points vs. Allegheny (Pa.) (11/25/11)
  • Came off the bench in all 30 games last season,
  • Has played in 51 career games and started all eight games this season
  • All-tournament team at Mount Union M Club Shootout

Megan Saunders, So, F, Lakewood/Lakewood

  • Started each of the last five games ... has played in 34 career games
  • Season-high six points vs. Allegheny (Pa.) (11/25/11)
  • Career-high 10 points at St. John Fisher (N.Y.) (11/28/10)
  • Career-high seven rebounds vs. Capital (12/10/11)

Erin Schmidt, Sr., G, Akron/Walsh Jesuit

  • Season-high/career-high 12 points vs. Capital (12/10/11)
  • Came off the bench in all eight games so far this season and has played in 72 career games

Aly Daniel, Fr., C, Willard/Willard

  • Has come off the bench in all eight  games so far this season
  • Had season-best 10 points vs. Allegheny (Pa.) (11/25/11)
  • Had season-high five rebounds vs. Manchester (Ind.) (11/26/11)

Amanda Tamerlano, Fr., G, North Royalton/North Royalton

  • Has come off the bench in seven games this season and made first career start at John Carroll (12/7/11)
  • Had season-high/career-high four points four times this season
  • Had season-high/career-high three assists at Carnegie Mellon (Pa.) (11/19/11)

Kelly Evans, Sr., G, Twinsburg/Twinsburg

  • Season-high seven points at Otterbein (12/3/11)
  • Came off the bench in all eight  games so far this season and has played in 74 career games
  • Career-high eight points at Heidelberg (1/15/11)

Olivia Holt, So., G, Williamsfield/Pymatuning Valley

  • Season-high seven points at Otterbein (12/3/11)
  • Played in all eight games so far this season and made first career start at John Carroll (12/7/11)
  • Has played in 17 career games
  • Career-high eight points at Heidelberg (1/15/11)

Marybeth Leitch, Jr., F, Rocky River/Rocky River

  • Season-high seven points at Otterbein (12/3/11)
  • Came off the bench in seven games so far this season and has played in 20 career games
  • Career-high eight points at Heidelberg (1/15/11)

Maggie Miller, Jr., G, Salem/United Local

  • Season-high seven points at Otterbein (12/3/11)
  • Came off the bench in all eight games so far this season and has played in 35 career games
  • Career-high eight points at Heidelberg (1/15/11

    Mount Union men back in action
    After a week of finals to end the semester, the Mount Union men's basketball squad will return to the court when it hosts Wilmington at 3 pm on Saturday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex. The Purple Raiders (3-5, 0-3) are still looking to capture their first Ohio Athletic Conference win on the season while the Quakers (4-4, 3-0) sit in sole possession of first place in the conference.

  • Admission to the game is $5 for adults and $3 for students. No pre-sale tickets will be available with all tickets being sold at the door on the day of the game.

    LIVE STATS will be available online.

    Mount Union is currently on a four-game skid after beginning the season 3-1 under first-year head coach Mike Fuline. The Raiders, who are 1-3 at home, have been plagued by injuries early in the season. At least one starter has been missing in three games so far and the status of two is unknown for Saturday.

    The Raiders average 69.5 points per game and are led by senior forward Jimmy Wood (Wintersville/Indian Creek). At 19.0 points per game, Wood is the OAC's leading scorer this season and is only 27 points from reaching 1,000 for his career. Wood also leads the Raiders in rebounding (6.0), three-pointers (18), and free throw percentage (.821) while shooting over .500 from the field.

    Freshman guard Nate Jacubec (Struthers/Struthers) is second on the team in scoring at 10.3 points per game. He is also second in assists (20) and third in three-pointers (12) and free throw percentage (.778). Sophomore guard T.J. Gillespie (Toledo/St. John's) returned to the starting lineup a week ago after missing two games with an injury and is averaging 8.2 points per game. Senior Matt Wier (New Castle, Pa./Mohawk) has provided an interior presence with 7.8 points per game and 4.8 rebounds per game. Junior guard Justen Little (Galion/Galion) has started the past five games and leads the OAC with an incredible nine-to-one assist-to-turnover ratio.

    Junior forward Tom Berlekamp (North Royalton/Holy Name) and freshman forward Stevie Griffin(Canton/Massillon Jackson) were sidelined with injuries against Capital. Berlekamp started the first seven games of the season and is second on the team in rebounding (5.7). Griffin is third on the team in scoring, contributing 8.6 points per game off the bench. He is shooting a team-best .448 from behind the three-point line and is second with 13 three-pointers on the season.

    Forward Matt Kiger (Williamstown, W. Va./Williamstown) has provided a spark off the bench for the Raiders so far this season. The junior is providing 5.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game while shooting a team-best .731 (19/26) from the field. Freshman Clayton Patton (Bolivar/Tuscarawas Valley) scored a career-high 11 points against Capital and could see more minutes if Berlekamp and Griffin do not play.

    Wilmington's season has been just the opposite of Mount Union's. After dropping four of their first five games, the Quakers have won three straight games and are the only unbeaten team remaining in conference play. They defeated Baldwin-Wallace, 59-56, in their most recent game last Saturday.

    The Quakers are scoring 68.1 points per game while allowing opponents to score 70.2 points per game on the season. Despite being one of the conference's biggest teams with five players listed at 6-6 or taller, the Quakers are being outrebounded by 1.2 rebounds per contest.

    The talented trio of senior guards Antonio Bowman and Tyler White and sophomore forward Malcolm Heard III lead the way for the Quakers. A pre-season All-American by D3Hoops.com, Bowman's production has dropped from a season ago when he averaged 16.0 points per game in 27.0 minutes per game as a starter. The senior is averaging 11.7 points per game in just 22.4 minutes per game and has only started three times this season.

    White is averaging 10.9 points per game, which is far below his averages from a season ago, when he finished second in the conference in scoring (18.6). He is third on the team in rebounding (4.1) and ranks first in free throw percentage among players with at least 10 attempts on the season (.714).

    Heard III is among the most improved players in the OAC. The sophomore has more than doubled his scoring from his freshman year and is tied for fourth in the conference (16.5). He is the conference leader in field goal percentage (.690) and is third in blocked shots per game (2.0) while also leading Wilmington on the boards (5.4).


    Mike Fuline (Kent State '98) is in his first season at Mount Union after a successful career at the high school level that included winning the 2010 OHSAA Division I State Championship at Massillon Jackson. Fuline has the Purple Raiders off to a 3-5 start and is in search of his first OAC win.

    K.C. Hunt (Ohio State '95) is 68-48 in his fifth season at Wilmington, where he has been on the staff since the 2004-05 season. During the 2009-10 season Hunt guided the Quakers to school-record 22 wins and its first OAC Tournament title and NCAA Tournament appearance. The Quakers advanced to the second round, losing to No. 10 Eastern Mennonite. Prior to his arrival at Wilmington, Hunt had coaching stints at St. Lawrence University as well as Dublin Coffman and Perry high schools. Hunt played collegiately at Wichita State.

    The Series

    This is the 23rd meeting between the schools since Wilmington joined the OAC in 2000. Mount Union holds a 14-8 lead in the series after sweeping the Quakers last season.

    Last Meeting

    Mount Union never trailed in a 69-67 win at home on February 5th. The Raiders opened the game with an early 21-6 lead, but the Quakers cut the deficit to just four points at halftime. The game got as close as a single point with 1:01 remaining, but a three-pointer by Dave Pellerite extended the lead to four with just 30 seconds on the clock. Up by two with six seconds left, the Raiders missed a pair of free throws and Wilmington got one final look for the win, but Antonio Bowman's three-pointer was off the mark.

    Pellerite and Jimmy Wood paced Mount Union with 18 points apiece. Ben Hodkinson scored 14 points, including four three-pointers and Matt Kiger added 11 points. Matt Wier was the only non-starter to score with five points.

    Bowman scored a game-high 20 points to lead Wilmington. Malcolm Heard III (14), Taylor Wellman (12), and Ethan Fite (12) also scored in double-figures for the Quakers.