A Page -- July 8, 2010

B-W Swimming & Diving Teams 

Honored for Academics by CSCAA; 

Broadview Heights native Julie 

Pinter Receives Individual 

Student/Academic Honor

July, 8, 2010

By Nick Minerd
The Ruple Communications Centre

BEREA - The Baldwin-Wallace College men's and women's swimming & diving programs were each honored with the All Academic Award given by the College Swim Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). In addition, freshman diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Heights/Brecksville-Broadview Heights) earned the individual All Academic Award for Division III Student/Athletes.
Julie Pinter

The team academic award is given to those squads with an overall grade point average of 3.0 or better in their previous term. The Yellow Jacket men qualified with a 3.24 GPA and the women met the cutline with a 3.09 GPA. The B-W men placed three student-athletes on the Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference team earlier this year including junior captain Matt Diamond (Ashtabula/Lakeside).

"The men's team's GPA this term was the highest it has been in four years," noted Head Coach Sara Gildea . "Matt Diamond had the highest average at 3.944 this semester. He leads in the pool and in the classroom and is a great example of the type of student-athlete B-W is known for."
Coach Gildea

The individual honor is given to national qualifiers who maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Pinter, a communication disorders major with a 3.666 GPA, had an outstanding freshman campaign that ended with a pair of All-American finishes at the Division III National Championship meet in March. She became only the second athlete in B-W swimming & diving history to earn multiple All-American awards after placing fifth on the three-meter board (435.30 points) and sixth on the one-meter board (400.55).

"Julie worked hard all year in and out of the pool," said Gildea. "Her efforts paid off with her finish at nationals and her scholastic award. She is a great representative of our program."

Getting To Know Miami's Armand Robinson

The 2010 MAC Football season is quickly approaching and as part of its preview, the league would like to give an inside look into the lives of its Student/Athletes.


This is the sixth installment in a series of articles on Student/Athletes from the Cleveland-based Mid American Conference 

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By Jeremy Guy
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obinson garnered third-team All-Mid American Conference recognition in 2009 as he led the Miami receiving corps with 67 catches for 788 yards and four touchdowns.

2010 Football Summer Preview: Getting To Know...

The 2010 MAC Football season is quickly approaching and as part of its preview The MAC would like to give an inside look into the lives of its Student/Athletes. One can find the schedule of Student/Athletes we will preview by scrolling to the bottom of the page or by clicking the "Getting To Know" advertisement on the front of the MAC homepage or football page. Fans can also stay up-to-date with MAC player features via TwitterFacebook or tje new fan blog at MACFootballNation.com2010 

Football Summer Preview: Getting To Know...

Be sure to visit www.mac-sports.com on Friday, July 30 to watch live video interviews with the league's head coaches and Student/Athletes as it kicks off the season with its 2010 MAC Football Preview at Detroit's Ford Field.

Getting to know Miami's Armand Robinson...
Armand Robinson is a senior wide receiver for the Miami RedHawks. Robinson garnered third-team All-Mid American Conference recognition in 2009 as he led the Miami receiving corps with 67 catches for 788 yards and four touchdowns. Robinson also had 16 catches for 229 yards as a sophomore and 33 receptions, 471 yards and three TD as a freshman. He is a native of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and is majoring in business. Below is a closer look at the Miami WR...

1. What did you choose Miami University?
Miami University was the only school to offer me (a scholarship) as a wide receiver. I also wanted to stay relatively close to home and go to a school with a good academic reputation.

2. What are your goals for this season?

My goals this season are to win a MAC championship and get All-MAC honors.

3. How did you get started playing football?
My uncle encouraged me to play. When I tried to quit, he would say give it one more day. In the end, I fell in love with the sport.

4. What is your favorite beverage/food/dessert?
My favorite beverage is A&W Cream Soda. My favorite food is any type of seafood. My favorite dessert is banana pudding.

5. What is an annoying habit you possess?
An annoying habit I possess is taking multiple showers. Some days I shower 5-6 times and friends make fun of me for it.

6. What was your first job ... what was your worst job?

My first job was a job where I cleaned my aunt and uncle's law firm. My worst job was being a bus boy at Outback Steakhouse.

7. What are your hobbies and off-the-field interests?
I love the subject of history. It is common for me watch hours of the History Channel a day.

8. What is something people don't know about you?
Many people do not know that I only played two years of high school football. I don't have a reason why not but I regret not playing.

9. Besides football, what sport would you have pursued for a college scholarship?
Although I didn't play in high school, I would have pursued a college career in soccer if I were not playing football.

10. The artist that takes up most of my iPod...

The artist that takes up most of my iPod is Jay-Z.




July 8

By Harry Plumer

AVON —The Frontier League announced Wednesday that Lake Erie Crushers relief pitcher Jeff Cinadr has been added to the 2010 East Division All-Star Roster by field manager Gera Alvarez.

Cinadr, along with two Oakland County Cruisers, first baseman Joash Brodin and pitcher Adam Dominick, were the three manager’s choices for the final All Star roster spots.

Jeff Cinadr

The 6’6 right-hander out of Lewsville, Texas is 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA, 22 strikeouts and three saves over 32.2 innings thus far in 2010. In his 19 appearances, Cinadr has allowed earned runs in just three of them and has yet to surrender an earned run at home. 

Prior to joining the Crushers, Cinadr played 2009 in the Tampa Bay Rays system and spent four years at the University of Toledo where he set the single-season school record for appearances in 2009 with 30, while also earning a degree in bio engineering.

The three-day All-Star event at the home of the Southern Illinois Miners begins on July 12 with the All Star Concert. July 13 features a home run derby and celebrity softball game while the game itself is on July 14.



July 8, 2010

By Harry Plumer

FLORENCE, Ky. - The Lake Erie Crushers took the series from the Florence Freedom, winning the rubber game 8-6 tonight on the road, using some strong defense to overcome three homers.

Billy Mottram led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo homer over the right field fence to give Florence a 1-0 edge.Mottram worked the county full before touching Esmelvin Jimenez with his fourth longball of the season.
Dom Duggan

Former Coastal Carolina U Student/Athlete Dom Duggan

Florence starter Mike Jackson retired the first eight hitters of the game, but the Crushers responded with two outs in the top of the third, scoring four times to grab the lead. Raphael Turner posted an infield single, his first hit as a pro. He then stole second and scored when Dom Duggan dropped a base hit into center. Duggan stole second and third before Jodam Rivera drew a walk. Kent State Alumnus Andrew Davis blasted a 3-1 pitch over the wall in right for his fourth homer of the year, a three-run shot to put the Crushers ahead. 

Andrew Davis

Kent State product Andrew Davis

The Freedom rallied with two outs in the bottom of the third. Stephen Shults connected on his 12th homer of the season, a two-run shot, to tie him with Gateway's Charlie Lisk for the league lead. Lake Erie added two runs in the top of the fifth inning to go up 6-3. Raphael Turner stole his second base of the night and crossed the plate on an RBI single by Jodam Rivera. Dom Duggan, who was hit by a pitch, scored on Andrew Davis' fourth RBI of the night, a single through the left side. 

Florence responded again, scoring twice in the bottom of the fifth to pull within 6-5. Stephen Shults plated his third run of the night with an RBI single and another run scored on a wild pitch. Esmelvin Jimenez worked through five innings and allowed five runs on six hits, walking two, hitting one, and striking out four to pick up his fifth win. Dom Duggan and Andrew Davis drove home runs in the seventh to stretch the lead to 8-5. Jimmy Baker hit the third Florence homer of the night in the bottom of the eighth to again bring the Freedom within striking distance.   

Alberto Rolon threw the final three innings to net his seventh save of the year and his first since June 15. Andrew Davis finished 3-for-5 with five RBIs to match a single game high for the Crushers. Dom Duggan scored three runs and drove in two and also posted two hits. Arden McWilliams, Jodam Rivera, and Julio Rivera posted two hits as well. 

The Crushers (25-20) will continue the road trip tomorrow night in Evansville, Ind. with a 7:35 p.m. game against the Otters (16-28). All-Star RHP Travis Risser (5-2, 3.23) takes to the mound for Lake Erie.


Ø  Wayne Bond and Arden McWilliams made catches at the wall to rob at least extra-base hits if not homeruns in the second and eighth with Bond taking away what could have been the game-tying blast

Ø  Travis Vetters and Drew Saylor were given the night off, the first day off of the year for both

Ø  The Crushers stole a season high five bases with Dom Duggan and Raphael Turner posting two each and Jodam Rivera one

Ø  Lake Erie split the six meetings with Florence this year; The teams will not meet again in the regular season; The Crushers own a 4-5 mark in rubber games this season

St. Ignatius football campers get ready to start drills

Youth in St. Ignatius football camp 

learn from Wildcats who have been 

and still are champions on the field 

and in the classroom

July 8, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


CLEVELAND (OHIO CITY) – In order for a pre-teen boy to becomes the best football player and overall Student/Athlete he can be, the best place to start would be to learn from the best, which is what those at the St. Ignatius High School football camp have been doing this week.

Over 100 boys in grades 4-8 have been participating in the St. Ignatius camp this week run by head coach Chuck Kyle, whose Wildcat football teams have won 10 big-school state championships and three national championships since 1988, more than any other program within 100s of miles from here.

University of Pennsylvania
A rather large crew of coaches aided the 28-year veteran head coach, including former Wildcats Andrew Holland (now a quarterback at Penn), Tom Hunt (now at Dayton), Bryan Connelly (now a center at Carnegie Mellon), Brian Sullivan (who just graduated from Kenyon), Kevin Johnson (who just graduated from Iggy and who will run track and play football at Baldwin-Wallace), Bryan Massinen (a B-W alum and Iggy assistant), and others

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Those adding to the football knowledge of the youth was not limited to current Iggy Student/Athletes and coaches and former ones now in college,.  Those bringing in ideas from elsewhere included Elvis Grbac, who played quarterback at the old St. Joe’s in the 1980s and at the University of Michigan in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Former Wolverine signal caller Elvis Grbac with QB campers 

Grbac, who threw passes for the Wolverines to Westlaker John Kolesar and fellow former Viking Desmond Howard, also had his young son in the camp.

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Along with Holland and long-time Kyle assistant Nick Restifo (an alum of the old Latin), Grbac naturally aided with the quarterbacks

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Always a part of the Jesuit model, academics was also a message Holland had to offer the campers, emphasizing that SIHS has been a path to an Ivy Leagues Student/Athletic package for many in addition to himself.

The Ivy League

Andrew Holland

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Connelly was able to offer thst his CMU team plays in the University Athletic Association, which has a school in more than half of all the major cities on this side of the Mississippi, providing learning opportunites  through travel gigs.

Athletics Home PageBryan Connelly

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The Student/Athlete campers rotated stations with three or four coaches at each of the eight stations.

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Johnson played quarterback while one group was playing a small scrimmage of touch football. Hunt ran the defense and then they switched after touchdowns, Hunt Qbing and Johnson running the other defense.

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Another station had campers go through the tire and maneuverabilty blocks.

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 Connelly was involved in combation techniques to improve blocking and in the trench-skills.

Getting ready for the trenches

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Defensive skills training included drills in which campers bounced off a block and then scampered after a loose football to sharpen reaction time to fumbles.

Bounce and fumble drill

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Others switched on and off with parachute running and portable sled dragging. Still others practiced in a group catching passes.

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Mass walk warm-up
Water break

Although the camp has been conducted in the evenings, it was still hot, so water was provided not only for drinking but for running through near midfield here at Wasmer Field.



Sullivan's dad, Mark, is an assistant at Iggy. Mark was an S/A at Lake Catholic and then played football and wrestled at John Carroll in his 30s. 

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