A Page -- June 22, 2011


Akron native/CVCA alumnus Andrew 

Patterson earns CoSIDA Academic All-

America

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College senior second baseman Andrew Patterson (Akron, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) earned First Team College Division Academic All-America honors from Capital One and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Tuesday morning.

Patterson is the third Grove City baseball player to earn CoSIDA Academic All-America honors, joining Steve Shilling (1993) and Mike Ritter (2006).

Patterson co-captained the 2011 Grove City baseball squad, which capped its historic season Sunday by winning the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Championship Tournament. The Wolverines (25-16 overall) captured the Presidents' Athletic Conference's regular season title with a 15-6 league mark.


Patterson turning a double play



A three-year starter in the infield, Patterson started 26 games this year before being sidelined by injury. He hit .348 and drove in 13 runs.

As a junior, Patterson ranked second on the team in home runs (3), runs batted in (41), total bases (84) and hits (57). He helped lead Grove City to the 2010 ECAC Tournament. Patterson earned Second Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference in 2009.

Patterson played second base, third base and shortstop throughout his career. He twice earned First Team Academic All-District recognition.

Patterson achieved a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in molecular biology. He graduated with a bachelor of science degree May 15.

He earned Dean's List distinction and a spot on the conference's Academic Honor Roll. Patterson also earned induction into Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa, along with the Beta Beta Beta biology honorary.

Additionally, Patterson received the College's Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and served on Grove City's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He also held the role of chaplain for Grove City's Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter.

Patterson is Grove City's 33rd all-time CoSIDA Academic All-American. He is the College's 16th Academic All-American since 2002. Those 16 Academic All-Americans have combined for 21 total Academic All-America honors.


Patterson earns Academic All-District

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Two Grove City College baseball players earned Capital One Academic All-District honors Friday from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Senior second baseman Andrew Patterson (Akron, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) earned First Team College Division recognition and senior catcher Marcus Magister (Allison Park, Pa./Hampton) received Second Team honors.

Patterson earned First Team All-District for the second consecutive year. He is hitting .348 in 26 starts at second base this year for the Wolverines. He has knocked in 13 runs and is slugging .393 for the season.

As a junior in 2010, Patterson ranked second on the team in home runs (3), runs batted in (41), total bases (84) and hits (57). He helped lead Grove City to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Southern Championship Tournament. Patterson earned Second Team All-Presidents' Athletic Conference in 2009.\


Patterson has played second base, third base and shortstop throughout his career.

A team co-captain, Patterson has achieved a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average while majoring in molecular biology. He has earned Dean's List distinction along with a spot on the conference's Academic Honor Roll. He has been inducted into Mortar Board and Omicron Delta Kappa along with the Beta Beta Beta biology honorary.

Additionally, Patterson has received the College's Trustee and Presidential Scholarships and is a member of Grove City's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. He is also chaplain for Grove City's Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter.

As a First Team selection, Patterson advances to the national Academic All-America ballot. The Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America team will be announced later this month.

Magister earned Second Team All-District for the second straight season. He leads Grove City with three home runs this season and is second on the squad with 19 runs batted in. Magister is hitting .353 and leads the team in total bases (54) and slugging percentage (.529).

This season, Magister became Grove City's career leader in home runs (26) and runs batted in (124). He is a three-year starter and 2011 team co-captain.

Magister earned D3Baseball.com All-America recognition following the 2009 season, when he hit .443 with a school-record 13 home runs. He twice earned First Team All-PAC honors and All-Mideast Region distinction from the American Baseball Coaches Association during his career. Magister also earned All-ECAC South in 2010.

Magister has achieved a 3.49 GPA as a molecular biology major. He is a Dean's List student and has been named to the PAC Academic Honor Roll. Magister also earned a federal grant for undergraduate research from the National Institute of Health for biomedical research. He has also been an organic chemistry teaching assistant and has been inducted into the American Chemical Society.

Grove City is 18-14 overall this year and 12-6 in the conference. The Wolverines have clinched a spot in next weekend's Presidents' Athletic Conference Championship Tournament.

District II College Division includes all non-NCAA Division I colleges and universities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, West Virginia and the District of Columbia. To be nominated for the CoSIDA Academic All-America program, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.3 or higher cumulative grade-point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
   

Lake Erie College’s Laura Maness trades 

LAX posts; decides to go Jesuit
 
TRANSACTION: 

Lake Erie College: Laura Maness resigns as Women’s Lacrosse Coach to accept similar position at the University of Detroit Mercy.

Laura Maness Steps Down as Lake Erie College Women's Lacrosse Coach to Accept Top Post at University of Detroit; National Search Begins for New Storm Leader

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – After guiding the program through its inaugural two seasons, Laura Maness resigned her position as head women’s lacrosse coach at Lake Erie College to accept the same position at the University of Detroit-Mercy.


“I am appreciative of the work Coach Maness did in developing the program and getting us to the point we are today,” said Director of Athletics Griz Zimmermann.  “I wish her the best of luck as she moves on to the University of Detroit.”

Note – This story could also be found at the new national Student/Athlete-Jesuit electronic newspaper by clicking the link below and going to the June 22 A Page

https://sites.google.com/a/studentathletecleveland.com/student-athlete-jesuit/a-page----jan-22-2011




Named the Storm’s first head coach in 2009, Maness directed Lake Erie to a 10-20 overall record, including a 7-7 mark in the team’s debut season of 2010.  The Storm went 3-12 in the highly competitive East Coast Conference and had players win multiple conference player of the week awards during her tenure.
  


 
“I want to thank the Griz Zimmermann, President Victor and the administration of Lake Erie College for the opportunity to coach here and be part of the building of a program,” Maness said. “I enjoyed my time here and wish the Storm program nothing but success in the future.” 
A national search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

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