A Page -- July 20, 2012

2012 Field Hockey Freshman

Yeowomen Field Hockey Adds Three for 2012

Oberlin, Ohio – New Oberlin College Head Field Hockey Coach Anna Baeth announced the three first-year members that will be part of the Yeowomen squad in 2012.

Headlining the list of newcomers is Rockville, Maryland native Taylor Swift. She is joined by Kendra Lian and Dyaami D'Orazio.

“I am extremely excited to begin working with each of these players as well as our entire team,” Coach Baeth said. “These three athletes add to an already strong core of players that I inherited and will be excellent additions to our program.”

Swift is a highly-touted player from Walter Johnson High School where she was a four-year starter. As a senior she helped WJ win the division championship and earn a berth in the regional semifinals en route to earning a 10-2-1 record. An active player on the club circuit, Swift’s experience will help her succeed from day one at the midfield position. In addition to field hockey, the National Merit Commended Scholar and National Honors Society member was a four-year member of the swimming team and ran track for two years.

Lian, who graduated from Granville High School, served as team captain last season and was tabbed as the team’s most improved player. The 5-foot-6 Lian, who played indoor field hockey in addition to running track, should provide a boost to the Yeowomen defensive unit.

D’Orazio, who played at both Riverdale County School in Bronx, New York, and at Miami Palmetto Senior High in Miami, Florida, completes the list of incoming first-years for the Yeowomen. Despite being at Palmetto for just a short time, she did serve as team captain for one season.

Oberlin will begin its preparations for the upcoming season in early August before officially starting its season at home on September 1 against Bethany College.

Crushers continue series with Evansville tonight

Written and Researched by Evan Meyer – Sports Vault


FIRST ‘UPS’-The Lake Erie Crushers are playing their best baseball of this 2012 Frontier League season.Thursday night at All Pro Freight Stadium the Men of Crush routed the Evansville Otters 8-3 for their third consecutive win and fifth in the seven games since the All-Star Break.


The Red and Black continue this three-game series with the visitors from Southern Indiana this evening as RHP ERIC GONZALEZ-DIAZ takes to the center of the diamond in search of his fifth win of the season while the Otters counter with LHP MATT ZIELINSKI looking for his sixth victory of 2012







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CRUSHERS-OTTERS LIFETIME:Tonight’s game is the fifth of six regular-season meetings between the two clubs…even though they are division rivals this is Evansville’s lone visit to Avon in 2012…They met on June 5-7 at Bosse Field on the banks of the Ohio River with the Crushers taking two-of-three last season the Crushers swept the season series from the Otters and IN THEIR HISTORY have a 15-5 record against them

Mount Union's Gabel, Men's and Women's 

Swimming & Diving Teams Garner CSCAA 

Scholar All-America Honors

The Mount Union men's and women's swimming and diving teams, as well as sophomore Courtney Gabel(Fremont/Fremont Ross) were honored by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America when it released its Scholar All-America list this past week.

This marks the second consecutive year that women have been recognized as a Scholar All-America Team by the CSCAA. The Raiders' 3.57 team GPA ranked 13th among Division III schools, 20th among all divisions, and first among Ohio Athletic Conference schools.

Gabel was named a CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention selection. This past season, she claimed OAC titles in five events while setting four conference and seven school records. Gabel posted a time of 23.97 in the 50 Free at the OAC Championships to earn an NCAA 'B' Cut. An exercise science major, she earned a 4.00 GPA for the spring semester.

In addition to Gabel, senior Alyson Kolesar (Stow/Stow) was also named to the Academic All-OAC At-Large Team during the spring. This was the third straight selection for Kolesar, who carried a team-best 3.801 cumulative GPA.

The men posted a team GPA of 3.10, which ranked 60th among all Division III schools.

To qualify as a CSCAA Scholar All-American squad, teams must post a GPA of 3.0 or higher both in the fall and spring semesters.

To qualify as an Honorable Mention Scholar All-American individual, swimmers and divers must post a GPA of 3.5 or higher, either for the semester or cumulative, and have achieve a "B" time standard, but have not qualified to compete in their respective national championship.

Oberlin Volleyball Introduces 2012 First-Years

Oberlin, Ohio – Oberlin College Head Volleyball Coach Erica Rau announced her 2012 incoming class on Thursday afternoon. She adds three diverse players that should provide immediate impact this fall.

California native Maddy Dunn will be joined by Ohio product Shavonne Stanek and Chicago native Molly Powers.

“All three of these ladies are brining elements that will complement our strong core of players and help us take Oberlin volleyball to the next level,” Coach Rau said. “I have high expectations for these young ladies not only on the court, but also with their involvement in the Oberlin campus community.”

Dunn, a 6-foot middle and right side player, is a former standout at Albany High School and as a member of the Golden Bear Volleyball Club. A three-time scholastic athlete selection, she helped Albany win the Bay Shore League championship in each of the last two seasons. As a senior her team won the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) North Coast Regional and finished as state runner-ups en route to earning Cal-Hi Sports Area Team of the Year honors. Individually, Dunn, who plans on majoring in environmental studies, was a CIF Sportsmanship Citizenship Honoree in 2011 and served as team captain of Golden Bear squad.
Volleyball 2012 Freshman 
A graduate of Miami Valley High School, the 5-foot-5 Stanek comes to Oberlin as a primary setter. A four-time All-District Division IV Player and member of the All-State All-Star game in 2011, she will play a big role in orchestrating the Yeowomen offense this fall. Stanek, who played for the Lineshot Volleyball Club, was also tabbed as the All-District Division IV Player of the Year and Metro Buckeye All-Conference Coaches’ Award winner in 2011.

Completing the list of newcomers is Powers, who is a 5-foot-2 defensive specialist from Resurrection College Prep. A two-time all-conference and Coach’s Award winner, she has the skills to help the Yeowomen backline from day one. A former team MVP selection, Powers also played for the Energy Volleyball Club.

Oberlin will begin its preparation from the upcoming season in early August. The season will officially get underway on August 31 at the St. Vincent College Classic.