A Page -- Jan 12, 2012


Madison's Jillian Dickman named Academic All MAC

CLEVELAND – For the first time in her career, Miami University senior Kelley Miller was named to the Academic All-MAC Women’s Cross Country Team for the 2011 season, the Mid-American Conference announced Monday.


Although this is Miller’s first time earning the honor for cross country, she has twice been named Academic All-MAC in track, doing so for outdoor season in 2010 and for indoor season in 2011. She was one of 16 women selected to the 2011 Academic All-MAC Cross Country Team as the RedHawks have landed at least one woman on the team each of the last seven years (since 2005).


Miller (Dublin, Ohio) carried a 3.32 GPA last semester and upped her GPA to 3.34 after earning a perfect 4.0 GPA during the 2011 fall semester. She is majoring in speech pathology and audiology while minoring in coaching.


Miller ran in six of seven races for Miami and was its top finisher two times while scoring in five of the six races. She won her first individual title at the Miami Open Sept. 10, clocking a 5K season-best time of 18:11, which also earned her MAC Runner of the Week. She was also Miami’s top finisher at the Penn State National Meet Oct. 14, claiming 26th in a field of 268 in 22:16. Miller placed eighth overall and fourth on the team at the All-Ohio Championship Sept. 30 in 18:13.24 to help Miami win the title. She recorded a career-best 6K time of 21:20 at the Spartan Invite Sept. 16, placing 14th overall (of 231) and second on the team. At the MAC Championship Oct. 29, she was 24th and fifth on the team (21:58.1) and was 115th at the Great Lakes Regional Nov. 12.


Senior Jillian Dickman (Madison, Ohio) and redshirt sophomore Monica Fischer (Cincinnati, Ohio) both landed on the 2011 Cross Country Academic Honor Roll by being eligible for Academic All-MAC, as both have GPAs over 3.3.

To be eligible for the Academic All-MAC Team, student-athletes must have completed at least one year at their institution, competed in at least half the team’s races and have a cumulative GPA above 3.20.

Cleveland State travels to always-tough Butler 


GAME 18 
Cleveland State (14-3, 4-1 HL) at Butler (9-8, 3-2 HL) 
Date: Friday, January 13, 2012
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse (10,000) Indianapolis, Ind.
Radio: WHKW 1220 AM (Cleveland) & WHKZ, 1440 AM (Warren) (Al Pawlowski) 
TV: ESPNU (Jim Barber & Mark Adams)
Series: Butler leads, 30-7
Last Mt'g: Butler 76, CSU 68 (3/5/11) - Horizon League Semifinals (Milwaukee, Wis.)
Tickets: Available at Site

SETTING THE SCENE: Cleveland State hits the road for its annual swing through Indiana this weekend, beginning with a 7:00 p.m. contest at Butler on Friday (Jan. 13) in a game that will be televised on ESPNU with Jim Barber and Mark Adams providing the commentary. The Vikings, who concluded a three game homestand last weekend, enter the game at 14-3 overall and tied for first place in the Horizon League at 4-1 after defeating UIC (73-56) and Loyola (69-48) at home last weekend. Butler is 9-8 overall and 3-2 in league play after winning at Wright State and losing at Detroit last weekend. Butler leads the all-time series with the Vikings, 30-7, and has won five straight since CSU won at Butler, 57-54, in the 2009 Horizon League Championship game.

VIKINGS DROP TO #8 IN MID-MAJOR POLL: Cleveland State slid three spots to No. 8 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid Major Top 25 poll that was released on Monday (Jan. 2) afternoon. The Vikings received 542 votes, down from the 623 votes they earned last week. Murray State took over the top spot with 766 votes and 26 first place votes and was followed by Harvard, Creighton, Gonzaga, Ohio, St. Mary's, Iona and Cleveland State. Last season, CSU began the season ranked 25th in the poll before working its way up to the No. 1 ranking on Dec. 6 where CSU stayed for five weeks.

FUTURE CSU HOOPS LUNCHEONS: The third of four CSU Hoops Luncheons will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 17, with Viking basketball fans having the opportunity to get updates from CSU basketball head coaches Gary Waters and Kate Peterson Abiad. Hosted by Munch Bishop of WKNR, the luncheon begins at 11:30 a.m. on the fifth floor Viking Loge of the Wolstein Center. The fourth and final luncheon of the season will take place on Monday, Feb. 13. Cost of admission is $12 with a reservation or $15 at the door and includes a buffet luncheon and beverages. Tables for eight can also be reserved for $80.00. Reservations can be made by calling (216) 687-5119. NCAA STATS: CSU is well represented in the latest NCAA statistical report that was released on Monday (Jan. 9). As a team, CSU was 12th in the nation in turnover margin (4.5), 15th in steals (9.2), 16th in three-point defense (.280), 20th in scoring defense (58.0), 25th in won-lost percentage (.824) and 50th in free throw percentage (.730). Individually,D'Aundray Brown ranks 13th in the country in steals (2.5).

Lake Erie concludes at St. Leo Relays

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – The Lake Erie College men's and women's swimming teams participated in the 2012 Saint Leo Relays to wrap up its Winter Break Florida Training Trip. 

The men's squad finished third in the relays with 86 points narrowly ahead of area rival Wheeling Jesuit University with 82 points in a meet which featured Pfeiffer University as well as first place St. Leo.  The women's squad finished fourth with 46 points. 

The highlight of the relay, which featured 10 three and four-person relays on both the men's and women's sides, was the men's 400-yard medley relay.  Sophomore Julian Milinkovskyi (Ukraine) and freshmen Ivan Cizmar (Zagreb, Croatia), Cole Leonberg (Freedom, Pa./Freedom) and David Thieshen (Bethal Park, Pa./Bethel Park) combined to finish in 3:18.35, setting an NCAA Division II Qualifying "B" Cut time, nearly missing the "A" cut. 

The Storm men also had three second place finishes.  They swam the 300-yard Butterfly Relay in 2:43.19 (Cizmar, Leonberg and Thieshen), the 800-yard freestyle relay in 7:41.98 (freshman Nicky Buckel (New Orleans, La./Holy Cross), Cizmar, Thieshen, Milinkovskyi) and the 500-yard freestyle relay in 4:32.86 (senior Nick Brown (Mentor, Ohio/Mentor), Leonberg, Cizmar, Milinkovskyi). 

The Storm women were highlighted by a pair of second place finishes.  Lake Erie sophomores Lauren Menicucci (Reno, Nev./Reno), Casey Wendall (Lafayette, Ind./McCutcheon) and freshman Andy Armstrong (Troy, Ohio/Troy) swam the 300-yard breaststroke relay in 3:54.71 and were joined by senior Chelsea Giesen (Grand Pass, Ore./North Valley) in the 500-yard freestyle relay with a time of 5:14.64. 

The second half of Lake Erie's season begins Friday, January 13 at Ashland.

Ferrell and Krakowiak Each Score 12 As B-W 

Men’s Basketball Team Falls To Mount Union, 


BEREA, OHIO  – Sophomore forward Tyler Ferrell (Brunswick) and sophomore guard Kevin Krakowiak (Valley City/Holy Name) each scored 12 points but the Baldwin-Wallace College men’s basketball team was defeated by the University of Mount Union, 49-47, tonight (Wednesday, January 11, 2012) in an Ohio Athletic Conference game in the Ursprung Gymnasium inside the Lou Higgins Center.  Ferrell, who scored a season-high, also grabbed a game-high and season-best tying nine rebounds.

With the loss, the Yellow Jackets fell to 8-6 overall and 3-4 in the OAC.  The Purple Raiders won their second straight game and their third in the last four games to improve to 6-8 overall and 2-5 in the OAC.

Mount Union was led by freshman forward Stevie Griffin with a game-high 14 points, senior forward Jimmy Wood, the OAC leading scorer, with 13 and freshman guard Nate Jacubec added 10 points.
The Yellow Jackets opened the scoring, 1-0, when Payne split a pair of free throws at the 19:42 mark.  B-W added to its lead, 4-0, when Krakowiak buried a three-pointer at 19:07.  The Yellow Jackets continued the scoring attack, 5-0, when Payne once again split a pair of free throws with 18:06 remaining.
The Purple Raiders ended the 6-0 run, 6-3, when Wood connected on a three-pointer off the assist from junior guard Justen Little at the 16:04 mark.
B-W quickly responded by going on an 8-0 run to extend its lead, 14-3, on a three-pointer by sophomore Grant Fairhurst and baskets Ferrell, sophomore forward Aaron Selmek (Delaware/Columbus St. Francis DeSales) and Krakowiak with the last coming at 13:02.
Mount Union would cut into the lead, 14-7, on a pair of free throws by freshman guard Nate Jacubec and on a fast break layup by sophomore guard T. J. Gillespie with 10:37 left.
After exchanging a pair of three-pointers, the Yellow Jackets would outscore the Purple Raiders 12-10 over the remainder of the half to lead 26-17 at the intermission.
Mount Union opened the second half on a 5-0 run to cut the B-W lead down to four points, 26-22, on a basket by Jacubec and a trey by Griffin at 18:02.

The Yellow Jackets responded with a 4-0 run of their own, 30-22, on free throws by junior guard Ben Umbel (Poland/Seminary) and a jumper by Krakowiak at 14:59.
B-W would extend its lead to 10 points, 40-30, on a layup by Payne at the 7:43 mark.  The Purple Raiders would go on a 14-3 run to take their first lead of the game on a pair of free throws by Griffin with 3:16 remaining in the game.

The lead would change two times before the Yellow Jackets would tie the game, 46-26 when Ferrell split a pair with 53 seconds remaining.
Mount Union would take the lead for good when Griffin hit a pair of free throws, 48-46, at 17 seconds.   

B-W would have an opportunity to tie the game just four seconds later but Umbel split a pair of free throws cutting the lead to one point, 48-47.  The Purple Raiders pushed the lead back up to two points, 49-46, when Little spilt a pair of free throws with four seconds left in the game.  The Yellow Jackets had a chance to win the game but Umbel’s three-point shot as time expired bounced off the rim.

The Yellow Jackets are back in action this Saturday, January 14 when they will travel to Ada to take on the Polar Bears of Ohio Northern University in the second game of a men’s and women’s OAC doubleheader in the ONU Sports Center at 4:00 p.m.  Fans can listen to both the men’s and women’s game live on campus radio station WBWC 88.3 FM “The Sting” or via the internet at www.wbwc.com.  The pregame show starts 15 minutes prior to tipoff.

The next home game is on Wednesday, January 18 when the team will welcome the Cardinals of Otterbein University to the Ursprung Gymnasium for an Ohio Athletic Conference game at 7:30 p.m.


Tonight's match between Buckeye and North Ridgeville was held at Slovak Lanes in Lorain.
North Ridgeville
Alex Gravely 246-181(427)
Glenn Waligora 195-170(365)
Logan Gedeon 159 - (159)
Tyler Davis - - (-)
Joey Peterson 194-202(396)
Ryan Kordish 178-211(389)
Alex Scullin - - (-)
S.A.W. - 103 (103)
Baker Games 179-223(402)
Game 1 1151
Game 2 1090
Grand Total Pins 2241
Ryan Brooks 172-166(338)
Zak Diaz 168-172(340)
Brandon Butcher 160-200(360)
Tyler Bogus 176-214(390)
Cory Schultz 162-179(341)
Jonathon Ingham - - (-)
Baker Games 175-170(345)
Game 1 1013
Game 2 1101
Grand Total Pins 2114
Junior Varsity
North Ridgeville
Caleb Barbosa 155 - (155)
Donny Ciryak - 155 (155)
CJ Schneider - 171 (171)
Zack Pulvino 194 - (194)
Joe Harnden 173 - (173)
Joey Casement 203-181(384)
Nico Dennis 176-163(339)
S.A.W. - 144 (144)
Baker Games 171-156(327)
Game 1 1072
Game 2 970
Grand Total Pins 2042
Anthony  Andrews 143-155(298)
Jonathon Ingham - - (-)
Mason Tinney 200-144(344)
Austin Lubinski 126-98 (224)
Hunter Drerup 124-165(289)
Kyle Butcher 109-116(225)
Game 1 846
Game 2 852
Grand Total Pins 1698

NDCL alumna Katy Dolesh named Academic All Ohio, Academic All MAC

OXFORD, Ohio – Not only did the Miami women’s soccer team work hard on the pitch in the fall, it also performed well in the classroom, as three RedHawks earned individual academic honors while the entire team was recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).


Junior forward/midfielder Jess Kodiak and sophomore forward Katy Dolesh were both named Academic All-Mid-American Conference, the MAC office announced Monday. Both Kodiak and Dolesh, along with sophomore midfielder Kayla Zakrzewski , were also named First-Team Academic All-Ohio by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA). All three were also named All-Ohio and All-MAC earlier this season.



With two selections to the Academic All-MAC team, Miami has now had at least two players land on the squad each of the last three years, something that had never been done previously. Central Michigan and Toledo led the way on the 35-member team with eight honorees each. Miami’s three selections to the Academic All-Ohio First Team tied for the most of any school with Toledo and Dayton on the 11-member squad.


Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.), who carries a 3.25 grade-point average while majoring in supply chain and operations management, was also named Academic All-MAC as a sophomore but earned Academic All-Ohio for the first time. A First-Team All-MAC, All-Ohio and Third-Team All-Great Lakes Region performer in 2011, Kodiak started all 18 games for Miami. She totaled a team-best 22 points and ranked second in the MAC with 1.22 ppg. She scored a career- and team-high nine goals, including four in league play, which tied for fourth in the MAC, while her 0.50 gpg overall led the league. Kodiak dished out four assists and had a three-game goal streak Aug. 21-28. She notched a pair of game-winning goals, both in the first multi-goal games of her career. She had a career-best six points Sept. 16 at Evansville and won MAC Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 24 after two goals vs. Northern Illinois.



Dolesh (South Euclid, Ohio), a health studies major with a 3.33 GPA, is a first-time recipient of both her academic awards. A First-Team All-MAC and All-Ohio selection in 2011, she started all 16 games she played. She was second on the team with seven goals, including four in league play, tying for fourth in the MAC. Her 0.44 goals per game overall were third in the league. She added an assist Aug. 21 vs. Morehead State for a three-point game and had 15 points on the year. Dolesh tied a career high with two goals and four points Aug. 19 vs. IUPUI and earned MAC Offensive Player of the Week. She also picked up MAC Offensive Player of the Week Oct. 17 after scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime at Ohio, which started a three-game goal streak.


Zakrzewski (London, Ont.), who boasts a 3.26 GPA while majoring in sport studies, is a first time honoree on the Academic All-Ohio Team. A Second-Team All-MAC, All-Ohio and Third-Team All-Great Lakes Region performer in 2011, she also earned Capital One Academic All-District Third Team. Zakrzewski started all 18 games while recording a career-best seven goals, which tied for seventh in the MAC, including two in league play. She also handed out two assists for a career-best 16 points, tying for 10th in the MAC. She tied for second in the MAC with four game-winning goals while notching two goals Aug. 19 vs. IUPUI and Sept. 18 vs. Indiana State, the first multi-goal games of her career. She recorded a season-best five points in the IUPUI game.


In addition to the individual honors, Miami earned the Team Academic Award from the NSCAA with a cumulative team GPA of 3.30. It marked the second straight year the RedHawks have garnered the award and fourth time in program history. All 12 MAC schools earned the honor for compiling a team GPA above 3.0.


To be eligible for the Academic All-MAC Team, student-athletes must have completed at least one year at their institution, competed in at least half the team's games and have a cumulative GPA above 3.20.

Mount moves up to 14th in national rankings

Mount Union's wrestling team jumped 10 spots to No. 14 in the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association Brute/Adidas National Team Rankings.  The Raiders also host the Mount Union Open Sunday at the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex.

Big Weekend For Wrestling in Alliance

Wrestling will be the theme in Alliance, Ohio, this weekend as Alliance High School hosts one of the largest high school wrestling tournaments in the state of Ohio as 43 teams compete in the Top Gun Tournament Friday and Saturday.

Mount Union will host a dual match Saturday night at 6 pm against Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College then on Sunday at 10 am the Mount Union Open will begin.  

Participating Teams

Tickets for the Mount Union Open are $5 for adults, $3 for children and Mount Union students are FREE



Ohio at Bowling Green, 7:00 p.m.

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Ohio Women’s Basketball embarks on its second Mid-American Conference road trip of the season on Thursday, taking on the Bowling Green Falcons. The game will tip-off at 7 p.m. from BGSU’s new Stroh Center. Following a MAC-opening win over Buffalo on Jan. 4, Ohio was denied its best conference start in a decade by the Kent State Golden Flashes. Ohio took an eight-point lead into halftime on Jan. 7 but was unable to put away its opponent, largely because the ‘Flashes connected on nearly 52 percent of their field goal attempts in the second frame to edge out a three-point victory. Tenishia Benson (Akron, Ohio) led the way for the Green and White, scoring 15 points and pulling down five rebounds. She was one of three Bobcats to score ten points or more, as Shavon Robinson (Canton, Ohio) and Ashley Fowler (Cincinnati, Ohio) contributed 14 and 10 points. The Bobcats have done a good job of protecting the ball during the 2011-12 season. As of games played on Jan. 8, Ohio has the 80th best turnover margin (of 336) in the country at 2.38 per game. The ‘Cats have committed 278 turnovers during the season while forcing opponents into 316. respectively. Freshman guard Mariah Byard made the first start of her Bobcat career at Kent State on Saturday. The Mannington, W.Va. native scored nine points, collected four rebounds and dished out two assists. The Falcons are off to a 2-0 start in MAC play, after posting wins over a pair of Northeast Ohio foes last week. BGSU downed Kent State, 76-57, on Wednesday night (Jan. 4), before topping Akron by a 62-58 count Saturday afternoon (Jan. 7).  Redshirt sophomore Alexis Rogers had a monster game in Saturday's win over Akron. Rogers had 26 points and 14 rebounds, posting career-high totals in both categories, in the win over the Zips. She had a double-double in the second half alone, with 19 points and 10 boards after the intermission. On Saturday, BGSU had 53 rebounds to the Zips' 41. That came after the Falcons had a 52-28 rebounding advantage against KSU. The Akron game marked the 10th-straight game that BG has held the advantage on the boards ... the Falcons had been outrebounded in each of the season's first five games. BGSU is now 9-1 this season and 157-14 in the Curt Miller Era when outrebounding the opponent.

Merritt Surpasses 1,000 & Enright Hits a Game-

Winner as Yeomen Edge Gators

Oberlin, Ohio - Josh Merritt surpassed the 1,000-point plateau, and senior classmate Danny Enright provided the game-winning bucket as the Oberlin College men’s basketball team upended the visiting Gators of Allegheny College, 63-62, on Wednesday night at Philips Gym.
Merritt’s 3-point make with 4:52 left in the first half proved to be his milestone basket as he became the 20th player in school history to notch 1,000-career points.
Andrew Fox continued to be a double-double machine as he led the way with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Merritt finished with 12 points and Geoff Simpson checked in with 11. However, it was Enright who was the star as he netted a career-high 10 points to go along with six rebounds.
With the win Oberlin improved to 6-8 overall – matching the most wins in a season in the Isaiah Cavaco era. OC also went to 1-4 in the NCAC, while Allegheny dropped to 2-12 and 0-5 in the league.
In the first half Oberlin trailed 17-12 at the 13:32 mark, but used an 11-5 run that was capped by Merritt’s historic 3-pointer to grab a 28-23 lead. In a half that featured five lead changes and five ties, the Yeomen would go into the locker room up 32-30.
In the second half, Oberlin built up leads of eight on four separate occasions, but the Gators would not go away quietly. The Yeomen had a 59-51 cushion with 3:45 to go, but eight free throw makes by the Gators cut Oberlin’s lead down to two, 61-59, with 1:09 remaining.
Following a missed layup by Oberlin, the Gators called a timeout and drew up a set play for David DiBernardi who cashed in a 3-ball from the far corner to give Allegheny its first lead of the half, 62-61, with just 24 seconds to play.
On the final possession, Merritt attacked the rim, but had his layup blocked out of bounds. With 10 seconds left on the clock, Coach Cavaco called timeout and went to the dry-erase board and designed a picture perfect play that resulted in Enright getting open down low for the game-winning layup.
With two seconds still remaining D’Andre Corbin was able to heave up a half-court shot that drew some iron and the backboard, but luckily not the bottom of the net.
Oberlin shot 43.6-percent (24-of-55) in the win, while Allegheny checked in at 42-percent (21-of-50).
The Yeomen will look to build off of the thrilling win when they return to action on Saturday afternoon at Wabash College. Tip of is set for 1 p.m.