A Page -- Feb. 7, 2011

Sophomore Rachel Tecca was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Third Team.

Hoban High alumna Rachel Tecca named Academic All District as S/A on Akron's basketball team

AKRON - Akron sophomore Rachel Tecca was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Third Team for District 4, as announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The list recognizes the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performance on the floor and in the classroom. This is the first such honor for the Tallmadge, Ohio native, who carries a 3.90 GPA in Corporate Financial Management.

Financial Management Scholar Rachel Tecca

Tecca becomes the first women's basketball player in program history to earn this distinction. She is joined on the District 4 Third Team by fellow Mid-American Conference player Courtney Osborn of Miami (Ohio) and Carly Morrow of Kentucky. Also from the MAC, Bowling Green's Maggie Hennegan and Buffalo's Kourtney Brown were named to the District 4 First Team.

In her sophomore season, Tecca has started every game and is averaging a team-high 17.1 points per game and 9.1 rebounds per game. She has notched 10 double-doubles and has scored in double figures in all but two games. In the MAC, she is one of only two players to rank in the top-five in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage.

For a complete listing of the Capital One Academic All-District women's basketball teams, click here.

Ryan Burfield scores 21, but Sandy Valley combines for 18 more and a win

Senior Ryan Burfield scored a game-high 21 points, but it came just 18 points short of Sandy Valley’s team total as Burfield’s East Canton boys basketball team was nipped by the Cardinals, 39-36.

It was the second game in a row that East Canton has been involved in which both clubs combined for under 80 points. The Hornets are now 3-12 and the Cards 4-12.

Parma's Bell, Mentor's Vaci head up 4 Spartan Soccer 

Student/Athletes on OCSA All-Ohio Squad


By Nick Minerd

CEDARVILLE, OH – Case Western Reserve University men's soccer juniors Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, OH/Valley Forge) and Niro Wimalasena (Mason, OH/William Mason) as well as women's soccer junior Kristina Vaci (Mentor, OH/Mentor) and freshman Leah Levey (Columbus, OH/Bexley) all continued to pile up post-season accolades today, February 7, as the quartet was named to the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association All-Ohio team.

Bell (L) And Vaci (R)


Bell earned first-team honors, while Vaci took a spot on the second-team. Wimalasena and Levey were each selected to the third-team.


Bell, who was named to the 2010 NSCAA/Performance Subaru Men’s NCAA Division III All-America Team in the fall, also earned University Athletic Association Most Valuable Player honors in 2010. A forward, Bell led the Spartans with 20 points on nine goals and two assists. He scored a pair of game-winners and turned in a “hat trick” during a 3-2 victory versus the University of Chicago (IL) on October 17. In three seasonsBell has 23 career goals – ranking fifth on the CWRU all-time list.

On the women's side, Vaci helped lead the Spartans to eight shutouts as a defender. She also earned second-team All-UAA honors for the second time in her career during the fall.

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Preschool Sports accepting registrations for second 

basketball sessions, indoor soccer and spring baseball

Craig Collins is accepting registrations for the second session of Preschool Sports Tot Basketball that will be beginning on Saturday, February 26. 

Times offered will be 9 am, 10 am and 11am.  If he has enough registrations for additional classes, alternative times will be offered. Parents already having their youth 3-6 participating could please pass on this email to any friends or family members with children ages 3-6, in order to help fill up the classes or email preschoolsports38@yahoo.com for more information.


Please note dates for Preschool Sports Indoor Tot Soccer and Spring T-Ball sessions are also added at this time.


Melanie Harvey scores a dozen, but Lake Center 

Christian still falls to Chippewa in girls' hoops

Melanie Harvey scored 12 points, but it was not quite enough for Lake Center Christian, which fell to Chippewa, 49-28.


Harvey scored one from outside the arc, three from inside the three-point circle and three from the foul line.


Stow High alumna Shelby Mitchell named OAC Swimmer of the Week for Mount

February 7, 2011 

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union freshman Shelbey Mitchell (Stow/Stow-Munroe Falls) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Women's Swimmer of the Week here today.

Mitchell won the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.63 and was a member of the Purple Raiders' first-place 200 medley relay team (1:56.74) during Mount Union's 187.5-103.5 loss to Westminster (Pa.) on Saturday.

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Baldwin-Wallace College 4-Time Division III All-American Thrower Kevin Phipps is This Week’s OAC Track Athlete of the Week

Feb. 7, 2011

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA – Baldwin-Wallace College senior four-time Division III All-American thrower Kevin Phipps (Reynoldsburg/ Watkins Memorial) is this week’s (February 7, 2011) Ohio Athletic Conference Men’s Field Athlete of the Week for his efforts in last weekend’s University of Findlay Meet.
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List of 70 plus narrowed to 20, now down to ten, Fan Voting Begins

CSU's Cole among the finalists

By Brian McCann

FEBRUARY 7, 2011 - The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts announced today the final ten candidates in consideration for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award

This annual award is given to college basketball's top point guard and is named after Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtic great Bob Cousy. An original list of 70 plus candidates made up of players from around the country was trimmed by a Hall of Fame appointed, nationally based committee to 20 and has now narrowed that list to a final ten.

2011 Bob Cousy Award Finalists
Norris Cole, Cleveland State
Corey Fisher, Villanova
Jimmer Fredette, BYU
DJ Gay, San Diego State
Brandon Knight, Kentucky
Demetri McCamey, Illinois
Mickey McConnell, St. Mary's
Nolan Smith, Duke
Isaiah Thomas, Washington
Kemba Walker, Connecticut

Mount's Carlozzi named OAC Swimmer of Week

February 7, 2011 

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio -- Mount Union senior Matt Carlozzi (Canfield/Canfield) was named Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Swimmer of the Week on Monday. The OAC weekly honor is Carlozzi's second of the 2010-11 season.

Carlozzi won two individual events and was a member the winning 200-yard free relay team as the Purple Raiders lost to Westminster (Pa.) on Saturday, 155-117.

Carlozzi's wins came in the 200-yard individual medley (2:07.75) and 1,650 freestyle (17:37.57). 

He also recorded the second-best time in the 200 breast (2:21.88).

In the 200 free relay, Carlozzi teamed with Mike Greisl (South Euclid/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin), Dominique Melvin (Woodmere/Orange) and Mike Zappa (Shelby/Shelby). The foursome finished in 1:30.61.

Olmsted Falls made it through the dual 

season undefeated all the way up to the 

end of the last day; Bulldogs head into 

tournaments after finishing 18-1 in duals 

after a split during the weekend

Olmsted Falls finished its dual meet wrestling season at 18-1 after splitting two duals over the weekend in a home tri meet.

In the opener, the Bulldogs defeated Sandusky Perkins 42-24. It was on the third time Perkins would go down in defeat as it finished the dual season14-3.

In the final match of the season, the Bulldogs dropped a nail-biting, very exciting dual against Mantua Crestwood 35-33. 

Kokitka (L) and Assadorian

"The Crestwood match was intense, and could have gone either way,” said Olmsted Falls coach Bill McGrain. “They have had a banner season, and it was great to go tooth and nail with them. The kids showed great effort in that dual meet, and that intensity will pay dividends as we enter the tournament season.” 
DuPratt (L) and Muller 

Double winners were P.J. Mueller at 103 pounds, Chase DuPratt at 112, Nick Asadorian at 119, and Kyle Kokitka at 130

Holy Name takes from and then gives to 

North Olmsted as both Red South teams 

make this week's Baron Cup

Feb. 7, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Holy Name played the roll of the giver and taker when it came to North Olmsted’s hockey team over the weekend.

The good part about it for the Eagles is that the giving came after the taking and thus the North Olmsted boys are in the Baron Cup tournament this week, a place they are fairly used to being this week of the season over the years as one of the top-flight Red teams outside the Red North and the various divisional configurations the Greater Cleveland League has had over the years.

After the Namers blanked North Olmsted, 6-0, Saturday, all appeared to be lost for the Eagles as their fate was out of their hands. But their fate was in the other locker room down the hall. A win Sunday by Holy Name over Hudson, would put the Eagles in the Baron Cup, but an Explorers’ win would put in Hudson as eighth and final team.

The Namers came through yesterday, 3-2, to throw the No. 8 seed into the laps of the Eagles while clinching the No. 7 seed for themselves.

Holy Name, only its seventh season of existence, now becomes the first program in the history of the GCHHL to have qualified for all three versions of the Baron Cup – I (Red), II (White) and III (Blue).

The Green Wave could also be the first ones ever to qualify to the Baron Cup I tourney as a rookie team in the Red Division. Hats should go off to Green Wave Coach Tim Sullivan and his staff for moving a program along so quickly and succeeding at every level he has taken it to, as well.

Coach Sullivan (right)

It helps that Sullivan played for the great Bob Whidden at St. Edward. Whidden of course is the record holder, by far, for most state championships won by a coach’s program (10).

However, North Olmsted now draws the lot to have to play Red North champ and defending state champ St. Ignatius in the first round of play. Holy Name has no day at the beach either, drawing University School, the defending Baron Cup champs and state champs from two years ago.

Fassbender (L) and Baker (R)

Ron Narowleski and Joe Baker each scored twice while Dave Fassbender and Dennis Meehan each scored once in the rout over North Olmsted. Sam Pikus registered the shutout in goal.

Ashley Rininger's double-double not 

enough as GlenOak drops Federal League 

contest to McKinley

Ashley Rininger’s 10 rebounds helped GlenOak outboard McKinley, 40-30, but the Golden Eagles dropped a 59-51 Federal League basketball decision to the Bulldogs.

Rininger also had a team-high 15 points, which were two short of the game-high 17 scored by the Bulldogs’ Ameryst Alston.

Katie Gaetano added 13 points and Nancy Osborne had 11 for the Golden Eagles.

This Week in CSU Sports

Six Viking teams in heavy action this week

Feb. 7, 2011

By Brian McCann

Six Viking teams will be in action this weekend with the majority of the action coming on the road as just four of the 13 events will be played on campus.

Headlining the home slate is the 36th annual induction ceremony for the CSU Athletics Hall of Fame.  Fomer Viking standouts Keith Lillash (baseball), Henk Markgraaff (men's swimming) and Audra Cook (women's basketball) and former men's soccer coach Bill Clarke will be formally enshrined in the hall at a 6:00 p.m. ceremony following the basketball doubleheader.

The men's basketball team enters the week wth a half-game lead over Valparaiso in the Horizon League race.  The Vikings will play at Detroit on Monday (Feb. 7) beginning at 7:00 p.m. before returning home to host Youngstown State on Saturday (Feb. 12) at 2:00 p.m. in a game that will be televised locally on SportsTime Ohio as part of the Horizon League Game of the Week package.

The women's basketball team will be at home for a pair of games, hosting Valparaiso on Thursday (Feb. 10) at 7:00 p.m. and facing Butler on Saturday (Feb. 12) at approximately 4:00 p.m.

The wrestling team continues Eastern Wrestling League action at Pittsburgh on Friday (Feb. 11) at 7:00 p.m. before returning home to host Clarion on Saturday (Feb. 12) at 7:00 p.m. in Woodling Gym.

Fresh off a school record 44 wins last season, the Viking softball team will open its 2011 season at the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Tourney.  CSU will take on UT-Arlington on Thursday (Feb. 10) at 3:00 p.m., and both Loyola (12:00 noon) and host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2:00 p.m.) on Friday (Feb. 11) before beginning championship play on Saturday.

Both tennis teams will play just one match, the men travelling to Cincinnati on Friday (Feb. 11) for a 7:00 p.m. match against Xavier while the women will host Dayton on Sunday (Feb. 13) at 2:00 p.m. at the Paramount Tennis Club in Westlake, Ohio.

The men's golf team will open its spring slate at the Big East Match Play tourney in Tampa, Fla.  The tourney runs Friday-Saturday. Feb. 11-12.

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Two OC S/As Receive NCAC Awards for Track & Field
Story Reported by Mike Mancini
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2/7/2011 10:52:59 AM
Westlake – The weekly honors for the Oberlin College track and field teams continued to pour in this week as seniors Josh Gallagher and Hillary Tipton were both honored by the league office here . 

Gallagher was named North Coast Athletic Conference Field Athlete of the Week for the second straight week as he won the shot put at Oberlin’s own Crimson and Gold Invitational with a lifetime-best toss of 49-05. 
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Kaitlyn Mallernee signed as assistant 

soccer coach for Mount Union

February 7, 2011 

ALLIANCE -- Kaitlyn Mallernee has joined the Mount Union staff as the assistant women's soccer coach. A 2010 graduate of the University of Mount Union, Mallernee played four seasons for the Purple Raiders. She appeared in 58 games and made 53 starts as the team's goalkeeper

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