A Page -- Jan. 18, 2011

St. Ignatius, St. Edward, US still 

maintain the 2-4 spots in the state 

hockey poll

Jan. 18, 2011

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



COLUMBUS – For the fourth week in a row St. Edward and St. Ignatius are in the top three and for the third week in a row University School is in the top four in the state high school hockey poll, the fourth edition of which was released today.

US, which was fifth in the first poll that was released on Dec. 28, pulls up in as a No. 4, while the defending state champion Wildcats are No. 2 and Eagles No. 3. The three schools own all three of the last three state championships and nine of the last 11.

St. Ignatius received two first-place votes while St. Francis received the other five.

The last four spots in the Top 10 are also occupied this week by Cleveland teams with Gilmour in seventh, IceLand USA tenants Padua and Strongsville tied for eighth and Shaker Heights in 10th.

Walsh Jesuit and Holy Name were among the “others” receiving votes.



1.  St. Francis                             68 (5)

2.  St. Ignatius                        65 (2)

3.  St. Edward                        53 

4.  University School        44

5-T.  Northview                          37

5-T.  St. John's                            37

7.  Gilmour Academy            20                    

8-T.  Padua                                 15

8-T.  Strongsville                                    15 

                        10. Shaker Heights                                8


Others receiving votes: Walsh Jesuit, Holy Name, Dublin Coffman, Dublin Jerome and Olentangy Liberty

Nordonia alumna Beth Andrasik 

to play key role this spring for 

new Case Reserve softball coach 

Josie Henry

Jan. 18, 2011

By Nick Minerd

CLEVELAND (U District) – The Case Western Reserve University softball team enters a new era under the tutelage of first-year head coach Josie Henry. With an experienced roster and a fresh set of expectations, the Spartans will look to take an important step forward during the spring of 2011.  

The Spartans’ 14-player roster consists of four seniors, three juniors, and eight players overall who started in 2010.  Despite a tough 9-33 campaign, the Spartans gained valuable experience and Henry expects that a different approach coupled by the addition of four freshmen players will create a winning attitude in 2011.

“The expectations I have set for the team are extremely high and I know they have high expectations for one another as well,” said Henry. “We expect excellence in everything we do -- in the classroom, on the field and out in the community.  We are going to work the entire year to get better every day and by doing all the little things right -- the big things will take care of themselves.”

Highlighting the list of eight starters is junior infielder Lauren Wolz (Ashburn, VA/Stone Bridge) and senior infielder/pitcher Beth Andrasik (Sagamore Hills, OH/Nordonia).


Wolz nstarted 28 games at first base and in the outfield, but missed the final 14 due to injury.  Despite missing time, Wolz still led the team with a .442 batting average and five home runs in addition to driving in 20 runs.

“I expect great things from Lauren this season,” noted Henry. “I know she will be an offensive force and she is hungry for the opportunity to show our opponents what a threat she can be.  Her performance offensively during fall practice was impressive and I look for her to carry that momentum over into the spring.” 

Andrasik (pictured top right in throwback Mather College jersey) hit .338 with two homers, a team-high six triples and 24 runs batted-in, while also pitching all 253.2 innings on the mound. Andrasik, who also stole four bases in four attempts, was named the University Athletic Association Pitcher of the Week on March 9 and the UAA Hitter of the Week on Mar. 23.


“Beth has great range on the infield and a strong arm as well,” said Henry. “She will play middle infield and when she is not playing there, she will be on the mound.  Beth has the largest amount of collegiate pitching experience on our roster and I am expecting her to help lead the underclassmen as a veteran on the pitching staff.”

Also returning as upperclassmen are senior infielder/outfielder Mary Kruszka (Lakeview, NY/Immaculata Academy), senior IF Anneliese Fetterman (Cupertino, CA/Monta Vista), senior outfielder Katie Green (Mt. Vernon, OH/Mt. Vernon), junior IF Kaeleen Boden (Strongsville, OH/Holy Name), and junior catcher Ianna Wasser (Warwick, RI/Toll Gate).

Former Namer Kaeleen Boden

Kruszka started all 42 games with time in the outfield, as well as first and second base, and batted .228 with two homers and 12 RBI. Fetterman started 12 games at first base before losing most of the season to an injury. In 36 at-bats,Fetterman hit .306 with six RBI. Green saw most of her time as a pinch runner and played in 22 games with a pair of starts. Boden started 42 games at third base and hit .305 with six doubles and 25 RBI. Wasser (pictured right) also started every game behind the plate and hit .283 with three homers and 22 RBI.

Brecksville's Kayla Lang

Case also returns three sophomores who started as freshman in Kayla Lang (Broadview Heights, OH/Brecksville-Broadview Heights)Katie Thomas (Cleveland, OH/Holy Name) and Chelsea Lasky (Erie, PA/Villa Maria Academy)

Former Namer Katie Thomas

Lang started 39 games at second base and batted .303 with 10 RBI. Thomasplayed in 29 games with 20 starts as an outfielder/designated hitter and Laskyplayed in 27 games with 21 starts in the outfield.

The team welcomes the addition of four freshmen in IF/P Mackenzie Lein (Petersburg, MI/Ida), IF Courtney Branson (Orient, OH/Teays Valley), C/IF Amy Taylor (Brier, WA/Inglemoor) and OF/P Katherine Seo (Salt Lake City, UT/Olympus).

“I expect the freshmen class to step in and make a significant impact on the team this year,” said Henry. “We have a very talented group of newcomers and I expect them to see the results of all their hard work and dedication come game time.”\

Coach Henry

The Spartans open the season at the National Training Center (NTC) Games in Clermont, Florida from Mar. 6-8, then the annual UAA Championship Tournament from Mar. 10-14 in Altamonte, FL. The team’s home-opener is slated for Mar. 19 versus Alma College (MI) at 1:00 p.m. at Mather Park.

“We are looking forward to a lot of hard work leading up to the season,” noted Henry.  “The NTC Games will be a great test for us right off of the bat and that experience should prepare us well for the UAA Tournament. Our goal is to turn Case Western Reserve into a winning program in 2011.”

Dummermuth's 32 points 

overshadowed in Malone's win over 

Notre Dame

Jan. 18, 2011

By Norm Weber         

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Eric Dummermuth’s 32 points were not enough for Notre Dame, as Malone College men’s basketball team was able to emerge with a 65-62 win tonight tonight here in Murphy Gymnasium, and maintain its good spot in second place, one game behind Walsh University in the American Mideast Conference .

portrait of Jock Rottman 2010-11


Jock Rottman led Malone’s balanced scoring attack with 13 points.

Raiders rout Muskies on mats

January 18, 2011 

NEW CONCORD, Ohio -- No. 10 ranked Mount Union won nine of 10 weight classes for a decisive 43-3 Ohio Athletic Conference victory over Muskingum Tuesday in New Concord.

The Purple Raiders improve to 9-0 overall and 2-0 in the OAC, while the Fighting Muskies fall to 3-7 overall and 0-1 in the OAC.

Mount Union had four pins in the match from Riki Reynolds (Marion/Pleasant) at 125, Josh Malave (Rocky River/Lutheran West) at 141, Joe Spooner (Willoughby/Willoughby South) at 157 and Derick HEsson (Dexter City/Caldwell) at 285.

The Raiders also got a pair of tech falls from Kevin Shadrach (Parma/Parma), a 15-0 winner at 149, and Bill Schindel (Tallmadge/Akron Hoban), a 20-3 winner at 197.

Three more wins were from Colin Dennis (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West), who scored a 6-4 overtime win at 133, then a 10-5 win from John Piechuta (Alliance/Marlington) at 165 and a Chad Teague(Cambridge/Cambridge) tallied a 7-4 win at 184.

Mount Union returns home to face Case Western Reserve Friday night at 7:30 pm in The MAAC.  

A high school wrestling match between Coventry and Carrollton will precede the college match at 6 pm.  Admission is FREE for both matches.

#10 Mount Union 43, Muskingum  3

125: #8 Riki Reynolds (MTU) pin Shawn Feistamel (MU), :53 [TEAM: MTU 6-0]
133: Colin Dennis (MTU) dec Chip Halko (MU), 6-4 (First OT) [TEAM: MTU 9-0]
141: Josh Malave (MTU) pin Luke Caracofe (MTU), 2:07 [TEAM: MTU 15-0]
149: Kevin Shadrach (MTU) tech fall Kenny Poland (MU), 15-0 [TEAM: MTU 20-0]
157: Joe Spooner (MTU) pin Tommy Patterson (MU), :35 [TEAM: MTU 26-0]
165: John Piechuta (MTU) dec Adam Harris (MU), 10-5 [TEAM: MTU 29-0]
174: Mike Frasure (MU) dec Darin Lyles (MTU), 8-5 [TEAM: MTU 29-3]
184: Chad Teague (MTU) dec. Danny Dunn (MU), 7-4 [TEAM: MTU 32-3]
197: #4 Bill Schindel (MTU) tech fall Lucas Weber, 20-3 [TEAM: MTU 37-3]
285: Derick Hesson (MTU) pin TJ McCray (MU), 2:13 [TEAM: MTU 43-3]

Muskingum (3-7, 0-1 OAC)
Mount Union (9-0, 2-0 OAC)

Hoban, Elyria Catholic split in 


Jan. 18, 2011

By Norm Weber         

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Elyria Catholic and Hoban split tonight in swimming, the Panthers winning on the girls’ side, 130-50, and the Knights on the boys’ side, 122-54.

Individual winners for the Panthers were Shelby Snow, Rachel Buckley, Caroline Hamp, Mackenzie Tweardy, Dan Smith, Jenna O’Dell, Ian Poper, and Taylor Sustercic.

Taking firsts in individual events for the Knights were Paul Davies, Nick Roberts, Danny Renner, Logan Rogers, and Megan Kudlac.




Solon's Kourtney Brown needs 38 

points tonight against Bee Gee to 

become Bulls' all-time leading scorer; 

Hoban alumna Tenishia Benson 

leading OU in the three major 

categories as Cats take on Miami in 

Battle of SoOhio

Jan. 18, 2011

By Erin Dugan

Bowling Green at Buffalo, 7 pm
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The Bowling Green State University women's basketball team, coming off of a loss for the first time in over two months, concludes a two-game Mid-American Conference road swing with a trip to Western New York.

The Falcons of head coach Curt Miller will face the University at Buffalo in Tuesday (Jan. 18) action. Senior Lauren Prochaska, the MAC Player of the Year in each of the last two seasons, is averaging a team-high 19.8 points per game, and also paces the Falcons with 6.0 rebounds per contest. Prochaska has scored 20 or more points in 10 games this year, including a season-high 31-point performance in the win over Vanderbilt and 28 more in the Akron game.

Classmate Tracy Pontius has 12.8 ppg to date, and leads the team with 4.2 assists per outing. BGSU is shooting 42.4% from the field, 37.9% from three-point land and 79.4% from the free-throw line. UB is competing in just its second home game in over a month, but will have six of its final nine games at Alumni Arena. Senior Kourtney Brown has recorded 30-plus points in each of her last two games, including a career high 35 points against Miami (OH). 

Kourtney Brown

Brown also tied her career-high with seven blocks against the RedHawks and is now in second place in Mid-American Conference history in career blocks. Brown followed that up with 31 points and 16 rebounds in the win over Ohio, the 39th double-double of her career. Brown is 38 points away from Brenna Doty's school-record 1,703 points and 28 rebounds away from Janet Lilly's school-record 982 rebounds. In the latest national rankings, Brown is seventh in scoring, sixth in rebounding, fourth in field goal percentage and 23rd in blocked shots.

Ohio at Miami, 7 pm
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The first round of MAC East play wraps up for Ohio as it heads to Oxford to battle rival Miami Tuesday night at 7 p.m. in Millett Hall.

The `Cats are hunting for their first conference win of the season and will look to return the favor from a close loss in Oxford last year. In their last game, they fell to Buffalo, 65-51, on Wednesday. A strong defensive team, Ohio only gives up an average of 62.5 points per game. However it struggles defensively, scoring only 52.9 points per game. 

Tenishia Benson

Tenishia Benson

The Bobcats have only reached the 60-point mark in two games this season (both victories). Ohio is led by junior guard Tenishia Benson. She averages 14.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, leading the team in each category.

 Miami enters play averaging over 73 ppg. on the year and 69.0 ppg. in conference play, while shooting .418 from the field and .369 from behind the arc overall. Defensively, the opposition is scoring 74.7 ppg. on .406 shooting for the season, while scoring 79.5 ppg. on .455 shooting in MAC games.

 Sophomore Courtney Osborn, the reigning MAC Freshman of the Year, leads three RedHawks in double figures at 17.2 ppg. and 4.9 apg. on the year, while junior Maggie Boyer is chipping in 13.2 ppg. Kirsten Olowinski ranks third in the MAC in rebounding at 10.9 rpg. while chipping in 11.6 ppg. overall. She leads the team in scoring in MAC play, however, at 18.8 ppg. and 11.3 rpg.

Student/Athletic training facility at Mount to be named after the late Dan Gorman

January 18, 2011 

By Lenny Reich

Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of the University of Mount Union, has announced that the athletic training facility within the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex (The MAAC) has been named in honor of the late Daniel M. Gorman, a recommendation that was approved late last week by a subcommittee of the University’s Board of Trustees. The announcement was made during services for Gorman, director of the athletic training education program and associate professor of human performance and sport business, who had worked at Mount Union for 25 years and passed away tragically on January 12.
Gorman joined the Mount Union community in 1985, and during his tenure at Mount Union, he was integral to the success of the University’s athletic training program, which recently received the maximum 10-yearaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  He was also a dedicated mentor in the LS 100 program, which is designed to assist first-year students in their transition to college.
“Dan was very much a family man, as he leaves behind a wife and four children,” said Dr. Patricia Draves, vice president for academic affairs and dean of the University. “But he also thought of the Mount Union athletic training program and its faculty and students as his second family. It only seems appropriate to name this facility after an individual that poured his heart and soul into building a successful, accredited athletic training program.”
The athletic training facility accommodates student athletes from all of Mount Union’s varsity sports.  The facility includes a large injury/ post-operative treatment area, taping/bracing area with elevated stations, rehabilitation area, cryotherapy room featuring three large whirlpools, wet and dry storage areas and athletic training student workspace, as well as an elaborate cabinetry area for cleansing and dressing wounds. Built in 2009, the space is equipped with state-of-the-art therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation equipment. 
“This facility, which offers modern and effective collegiate athletic training services to Mount Union’s student athletes, was Dan’s second home,” said Dr. Richard F. Giese, president of Mount Union. “He spent most of his professional career building a successful athletic training program from the ground up, and it goes without saying that the impact that he had on his students and colleagues is indelible. He will always be remembered as a treasured and dedicated member of the Mount Union community.”
A native of Westbury, NY, Gorman earned an associate of arts degree in liberal arts with emphasis in physical education from SUNY – Morrisville in 1978, a bachelor of science degree in physical education with emphasis in athletic training from SUNY-Cortland in 1981 and a master’s degree in physical education with emphasis in adult fitness and cardiac rehabilitation from Eastern Illinois University in 1983. Gorman received his certification from the National Athletic Trainers Association in 1981.
Prior to joining the Mount Union faculty, Gorman served as assistant professor and director of the athletic training education program and head athletic trainer at State University of New York (SUNY) – Cortland.   Throughout the past two decades, Gorman was an active member of numerous athletic training program accreditation efforts, including those at Augustana College, Rowan University, Heidelberg University and theUniversity of Toledo.
Gorman also previously served as assistant director of sports medicine and research at the King Abdul Azizz Air Base in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia through work with the United States Sports Academy, head athletic trainer for the Gary, IN Golden Bears semi-pro football team and coordinator of sports medicine for the Michigan City, IN public school system while on the staff of Michigan City Memorial Hospital


Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 1/17/11


Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center


    300 Games

Ryan Loretitsch, Middlebegr Heights, 1/13, Buckeye Lanes;

Chris Moehring, North Royalton, 1/3, freeway Lanes of Parma;

Gary Scheffer, Bedford, 1/13, Roseland Lanes;

Norm Loescher, Russell, 1/14, Cloverleaf Lanes;

Mike Menge, Cleveland, 1/14, Cloverleaf Lanes;

David Jan, Strongsville, 1/14, Freeway Lanes of Parma;

Darren Drake, Bedford Heights, 1/15, Euclid Green;



    299 Games

Buddy Suchan, Independence, 1/13, Seven Hills Lanes;

Randy Pennington, Cleveland, 1/14, Cloverleaf Lanes;

David Jan, Strongsville, 1/14, Freeway Lanes of Parma;



    298 Games

Howard Clack, Lakewood, 1/14, Buckeye Lanes;



    800 Series

Mike Neal, Seven Hills, 1/12, Cloverleaf Lanes (813);

Pete Tipley, Westlake, 1/12, Buckeye Lanes(825);

Thomas Strainbrook Jr., 1/11, Cloverleaf Lanes (827);

Chris Moehring, North Royalton, 1/3, freeway Lanes of Parma (802);

David Olesky, Macedonia, 1/14, Buckeye Lanes (809);

David Jan, Strongsville, 1/14, Freeway Lanes of Parma (805);

Brian Allie, Parma, 1/17, Freeway Lanes of Parma (800);

No. 10-ranked wrestling team nationally, 

Mount Union, hosting Musky in a dual 


January 18, 2011 

No. 10 ranked Mount Union takes on Muskingum in an Ohio Athletic Conference wrestling dual match Tuesday at 7:30 pm in New Concord, Ohio.

Click the link above to follow all the action with LIVE AUDIO from Muskingum.

The Purple Raiders are 8-0 overall in duals, 1-0 in the OAC, this season, while the Muskies are 3-6 overall in duals.

Projected Mount Union Lineup
125 Riki Reynolds
133 Colin Dennis
141 Josh Malave
149 Kevin Shadrach
157 Joe Spooner
165 Joe Schindel
174 John Piechuta
184 Andy Jenkins
197 Bill Schindel
285 Derick Hesson

Schindel and Reynolds Nationally Ranked
Mount Union senior Bill Schindel at 197 and sophomore Riki Reynolds at 125 are both nationally ranked.  Schindel, a two-time All-American, is ranked No. 4 at 197 and is a perfect 15-0 this season.  Reynolds, who won the 125 pound OAC title and advanced to the NCAA Championships, is ranked No. 8 and is 12-5 on the season.

Lutheran West alumnus Josh Malave

Scouting the Muskies
Three seniors led the Muskies in Mike Halko (7-1 at 133), Daniel Dunn (8-3 at 184) and Adam Harris (8-5 at 165).  The Muskies are coached by 2006 Mount Union alum Joe Montgomery.  He is son of longtime Raider assistant football coach and current head coach at Emory & Henry (Va.) Don Montgomery.  

Training Facility To Be Dedicated to Gorman
The athletic training facility within the McPherson Academic and Athletic Complex at Mount Union will be named in honor of director of the athletic training program Dan Gorman.  Gorman was tragically killed in an accident involving the bus bringing the wrestling team back from Ohio Northern last Tuesday.

Up Next
Mount Union returns home to face Case Western Reserve Friday night at 7:30 pm in The MAAC.  A high school wrestling match between Coventry and Carrollton will precede the college match at 6 pm.  Admission is FREE for both matches.

Cleveland State's men's basketball 

team to host Detroit Thursday

Jan. 18, 2011

By Brian McCann

Cleveland State returns home for the second time in Horizon League play when the Vikings host Detroit on Thursday, Jan. 15 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Wolstein Center.

The contest is a true doubleheader with the CSU women's team hosting Detroit beginning at 5:00 p.m.  Fans attending the contest can take advantage of Hoopy Hour, which begins two hours before tip-off on the north concourse.

Norris Cole

Norris Cole

The Vikings, 16-3 overall and 5-2 in league play, enter the week in a three-way tie for second place in the Horizon League standings with Wright State and Butler, one game behind first place Valparaiso. 

CSU, which is rated seventh in the most recent Mid-Major Top 25, is also ranked No. 27 in the most recent RPI and No. 42 in the Sagarine rankings.  Detroit, which was picked to finish second in the league this season, enters the week with a 10-9 overall and 4-3 league mark after being swept by Butler (87-64) and Valparaiso (78-68) last week.  The Titans own a 34-14 lead in the all-time series but the Vikings have won six of the last nine meetings.

CSU IN THE NCAA STATS:  Cleveland State received numerous mentions in the most recent NCAA men's basketball statistics, which were released on Monday (Jan. 17).

Individually, Norris Cole ranked 19th in the nation in both scoring (20.6)and steals (2.4) and 60th in assists (4.7) while Trey Harmon is 56th in steals (1.9). 

As a team, the Vikings were in the top 60 in eight categories, ranking 16th in winning percentage (.842), 23rd in turnover margin (+3.9), 30th in scoring defense (60.6), 31st in three-point defense (.298), 45th in field goal defense (.397), 48th in both scoring margin (+10.3) and steals (8.3) and 52nd in trunovers (12.3).

BUTLER GAME TIME CHANGED:  The game time for the Feb. 5 home meeting with Butler has been changed to a 12:00 noon start in order to facilitate a national television broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2. Fans attending Blackout Butler Day, which was previously slated to start at 2:00 p.m., are asked to wear black shirts and dark clothing to the game with Black CSU shirts being distributed to the first 1,000 fans through the gate.

WATERS NEARS MASSIMINO ON CSU WIN LIST:  The Youngstown State win on Saturday moved head coach within one win of tying Rollie Massimino for third place on the CSU career wins chart.

In his fifth season, Waters has an 89-65 record (.578), putting him one win behind Massimnio, who was 90-113 in seven seasons from 1996-97 to 2002-03. One of six CSU coaches to be on the sideline for 150 games, Waters trails Kevin Mackey (142-69, .673) in winning percentage and needs 11 more wins to join Mackey and Ray Dieringer (149-211) as the only coaches to record 100 wins at CSU.

COLE NAMED A FINALIST FOR THE BOB COUSY AWARD:  Honors continue to come Norris Cole's way as he was named on Jan. 12 as one of 20 finalists for the 2011 Bob Cousy Award, which is presented by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to the nation's top collegiate point guard. 

In early December, Cole was named as one of 72 candidates for the award and the list will be further pared to 10 in early February and five in March with the winner being named on April 4th at the Final Four in Houston.

VIKINGS REMAIN SEVENTH IN THE MID-MAJOR POLL:  The Vikings remain in seventh place in the most recent CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25, which was released on Jan. 17. 

St. Mary's received 28 of the 31 first place votes to remain in the top spot with 772 points while Gonzaga was second with 715 points (3 first place) and Missouri State was third with 706 points.  Wichita State moved up to fourth with 659 points with Old Dominion fifth (651) and Butler sixth (619).  The Vikings received 591 total points while Valparaiso broke into the poll at 20th and Horizon League squads Wright State (41) and Loyola (9) also received votes.

VIKINGS OUT TO EQUAL WOLSTEIN CENTER WIN MARK:  With 12 straight wins in the Wolstein Center, the second-longest streak in building history, the Vikings will attempt to equal the building record of 13 straight home wins when CSU hosts Detroit on Thursday.

The Vikings set a Wolstein Center record when CSU won 13 straight games from Dec. 20, 2008 and Nov. 21, 2009.  The school record for most consecutive home wins is 27, set from Jan. 26, 1985 to Jan. 24, 1987 with most of the games being played in Woodling Gym.  Counting Detroit, CSU has seven home games remaining.