A Page -- July 26, 2012

Walsh Jesuit’s Cassidy Brown commits to Loyola Marymount 


Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, July 25, 2012 — Walsh Jesuit senior, Cassidy Brown has made an early commitment to continue his academic and athletic career as a Lion with Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, California. Brown will play for the school’s NCAA Division I baseball program beginning in the fall 2013. Brown is the first member of the Walsh Jesuit Baseball Class of 2013 to advance to collegiate baseball.


The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Brown is the catcher for the Warriors. A talented all-around player, Brown has many accolades to his name. He was named First Team All-Ohio, First Team North Coast League, Walsh Jesuit Co-MVP, a Rawlings All-American and a Max Preps Top 50 Player in 2012. He was also invited to participate in USA Baseball 18U National Team Tryouts and the Perfect Game National Showcase this year. In 2011, he was named Cuyahoga River Baseball Conference Player of the Year, and was instrumental in leading the team to a 20-3 season in 2011; the school’s seventh national ranking in the past eight years.

Track & Field

Martorella and Track Teams Honored by the USTFCCCA

New Orleans – The Oberlin College men’s and women’s track and field squads were tabbed as Scholar Teams by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization announced this week.

In an addition to the teams being honored, rising-junior Molly Martorella was also named as a USTFCCCA All-Academic selection for having a minimum GPA of at least of 3.30 in addition to competing in both the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Championships.

The Yeowomen had the second highest team GPA of any of the seven NCAC schools on the list as they finished the year at 3.39. The Yeomen were just one of four conference schools on the list and finished with a 3.27 team GPA.

To qualify for the award a team must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.10. A total 74 Division III men’s teams and 174 women’s teams earned the honor.


Spartan Volleyball Earns AVCA Team Academic Award for Fifth-Consecutive Season

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Case Western Reserve University volleyball team continued its run of excellence both on the court and in the classroom in 2011-12, earning the American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the fifth-consecutive season.

The award, which was initiated during the 1992-93 academic year, honors collegiate and high school volleyball teams that displayed excellence in the classroom by maintaining at least a 3.30 cumulative team grade point average on a 4.0 scale or a 4.10 cumulative team GPA on a 5.0 scale.

The Spartans accumulated an excellent team GPA of 3.516 in 2011-12, while 10 of the team's student-athletes earned University Athletic Association All-Academic honors. In addition, 2012 graduate Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) was named a Capital One Academic All-American® for the third straight-season as well as an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner.

"Our student-athletes display incredible dedication on the court and in the classroom," said seventh-year Head Coach Karen Farrell. "We emphasize student first, athlete second, and our young women do an outstanding job of balancing the demands of competing at this level. To have this type of success both in the wins column and on the GPA list makes our coaching staff very proud."

Along with another outstanding academic performance, Case turned in a fourth-straight season of 20-plus victories (22-10 overall) and finished fourth in the nation's premier NCAA Division III volleyball conference (UAA).

Oberlin Announces Ticketing & Parking Plan Options for Football

Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College Athletics Department has announced it will begin charging admission for all home football games starting this season. Additionally, fans will have the option of purchasing a premier parking spot for the entire season.

The cost to attend each game will be $5 for adults (18 and up) and $3 dollars for youth (6-17) and seniors (65 and up). Children ages five and below will be free of charge as will all Oberlin College students, faculty, and staff with a valid Oberlin College ID.

Season ticket plans, which will provide you entry into all five home games, can be purchased at a reduced rate of $20 for adults and $12 dollars for youth and seniors.

Furthermore, Yeomen fans will have the option of purchasing an all-inclusive parking and ticket VIP combo at a reduced rate. A total of 12 premier parking spots are available and are just steps away from your seat inside Savage Stadium. The family VIP package will include two adult tickets, two youth or senior tickets and a premier parking spot for just $80 dollars for the entire season. The VIP couples package will feature two adult tickets for all five home games and a reserved spot in the lot for just $55 dollars. Parking options will be sold on a first-come-first-serve basis so be sure to reserve your spot now!

Parents and fans should note that each player on both the home and away teams will be able to select two persons whom they wish to put on the pass list for free entry to each game. However, the list must be submitted to an Oberlin College representative no later than 90 minutes before kickoff.

After opening up the season on September 1 at Earlham College, the Yeomen will kickoff of their home schedule September 15 (Complete Schedule).

For additional questions or for more information, contact Eric Lahetta at (440) 775-8534 or via email eric.lahetta@oberlin.edu. Payments must be made in cash, check or money order. At this present time we cannot accept credit card payments, but will be able to do so in the near future. However, all single-game tickets purchased the day of the game must be bought in cash.