A Page -- June 30, 2010

Billy Urban

Gilmour Alumnus Billy 

Urban named Freshman

All-American for St. Bona

June 30, 2010

TUCSON, Ariz. — St. Bonaventure Freshman Billy Urban added to his postseason accolade list by getting named this month to the 2010 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American team.

Urban is the third Bonnie in program history to earn All-American status as a freshman. Just days after the season in May, the first-year third baseman became just the second player in a Bona uniform to be named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team.

It happened in the same week thet fellow Bona infielder Jesse Bosnik was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 13th round of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft on.

Urban finished second on team with a .337 batting average and 44 RBI. Starting 42 games at third base, Urban's 60 hits, highlighted by 21 multi-hit games, were one shy of equaling Brian Pellegrini's freshman record of 61. Urban began the season with a hit in his first nine games and closed with multi-hit performances in 13 of the last 21 games to bat .384 over the final four weeks. The former Lancer hockey and baseball player who hails from Highland Heights,  also scored 30 runs, had nine doubles and three home runs, including a grand slam in the final game of the season.

Urban was also effective on the mound, making 14 relief appearances with a team-high four saves and 21 strikeouts over 18.1 innings of work.

This follows his getting named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference All-Rookie Team, which was bestowed upon him as the season ended.

Urban is one of three Cleveland Student/Athletes playing for the baseball version of the Bonnies. Willoughby's Austin Irgraham and Mayfield's Andrew Revello were on the team this spring as well.


Ingraham hit .262 with nine extra base hits in 42 games, 36 of which he started. He accounted for 40 runs, scoring 20 and driving in 20.



On the mound, Revello went 4-3 in 15 appearances, 11 of which were starts. He was the only pitcher on the staff who won more games than he lost.

Crushers take on Florence again tonight

June 30, 2010

By Evan Meyer

CRUSHERS-FLORENCE LIFETIME:Tonight’s game is the second of six regular-season meetings between the two clubs.This is the is Freedom’s only visit to the junction of Interstate 90 and Ohio Route 611…The two teams will meet fore the final time in the regular season on July 6-8 at Champion Window Park in Cincinnati’s southern suburbs…LAST YEAR the Crushers won the season series 8-4 (5-1 in Avon)


LAST NIGHT-Was a pitchers duel between the Crushers RHP JOSH ROBERTS and the Freedom’s RHP TIM HOLMES.ROBERTS was simply outstanding going nine innings the longest by a Crushers starter this season allowing just four hits and all of them singles.HOLMES,a native of Bay Village, was equally effective going 7.2 innings allowing just five hits with three walks and two strikeouts.The home team won this one in the bottom of the 11th when LF TRAVIS VETTERS with one out,drew a walk off reliever RHP JULIAN ARBALLO.2B DREW SAYLOR lined a single to left,but Vetters was thrown out at third base with Saylor taking second on the throw.Manager JOHN MASSARELLI was ejected for arguing the call.DH LEE HUGGINS brought Saylor home with a double off the wall in left


RHP PHIL RUMMEL 2-3 5.97 ERA….Phil will be making his eighth start and ninth appearance this  season…HIS LAST START came Friday night in Traverse City losing to the Beach Bums 9-5 (6IP-5H-5R-5ER-3BB-4SO)…AGAINST FLORENCE this is Phil’s first start and appearance against the Freedom this season…AT HOME Phil is 2-0 0.50 ERA (18IP-10H-2R-1ER-6BB-17SO) beating Windy City in his last home start on June 20th 6-2…native of Reading,Pennsylvania…was a 38th round draft pick of Houston in the June,2008 draft

Philip RummelPitched Collegiately at Kutztown State (PA-Division II) began his pro career with Tri-City (New York/Penn League-A) in 2009 pitched for the  Lancaster Jethawks (A-California League) going 2-5 with a 6.55 ERA (56.1IP-89H-47R-41ER-21BB-34SO) was a teammate for a brief while of Crushers closer J.J. Pacella

NDC Football to kick off in 60 days


By Andy Barch

SOUTH EUCLID -- The countdown for the inaugural season of Falcon Football has reached T-minus-60.  As in 60 days until the launch of NDC’s newest varsity program on Aug. 28, when Notre Dame hosts Mercyhurst (Pa.).


That game, a 7 p.m. kickoff at Korb Field (Brush High School) in Lyndhurst, Ohio, will be the culmination of a few years of work behind the scenes by NDC administrators and 20 months of work by head coach Adam Howard and his staff.


“The excitement is building as we approach our inaugural season,” said Howard, who was hired in January, 2009. “It’s palpable; we can feel it.”


The Mercyhurst game will mark the first of 11 inaugural-season games for Notre Dame, which played a trial junior varsity season last year (2009).  In that season, with games against college JV and club and prep-school squads, the Falcons were impressive, going 8-0 and outscoring their opponents, 312-116.


“We gathered momentum for the program last fall,” said Howard, who came to NDC after serving as defensive coordinator at Baldwin-Wallace for six seasons.  “We plan to use that momentum, combined with the energy created from the excitement of our first season, to build positive results this year.”


The Falcons’ 2010 preseason roster currently features 133 names. Forty-eight of those names are those of returning players from the 2009 squad; 85 players are newcomers.  The roster is dotted with youth, up and down on both sides of the ball -- 72 freshmen and 53 sophomores combine to make up for than 90 percent of the roster.


“We have a strong nucleus of players returning,” said Howard, “and an outstanding recruiting class to add to our foundation. A lot of our players stayed here this summer to work and work out, and I’m anxious to see that payoff. We are naturally going to be young, but we’re not going to allow anyone to use that as an excuse.”

Oberlin Athletics Announces Staff Promotions
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Oberlin, Ohio – Oberlin College Delta Lodge Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaardannounced today promotions of several staff members as he continues strengthen the athletics department’s core operations. 

Kiki Jacobs, who has been on staff since 2006 as an Associate Director for Athletics and Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) will now become Senior Associate Director of Athletics and maintain her role as the SWA. Jacob’s will continue to be responsible for NCAA compliance, budget management, scheduling, transportation as well as various other duties. 

Natalie Winkelfoos, who previously held the title of Assistant Athletics Director for Intercollegiate Sports, is now the Associate Director of Athletics for Development & Alumni Affairs. In her new role she will focus entirely on raising funds for the athletics department while continuing to build upon the strong relationships between the Oberlin alumni base and the athletics department. She will also continue to oversee and manage all of the Heisman Club operations. 

Current Sports Information Director Mike Mancini has been promoted to Assistant Director of Athletics for Communications. He will continue to oversee the publicity and media relations efforts for all of Oberlin’s 22 sports while continuing to add more multi-media options on goyeo.com. 

Longtime baseball coach Eric Lahetta has already begun working in his new role as the Assistant Director of Athletics for Intercollegiate Sports. He will largely be responsible for obtaining sponsorships and managing the department’s summer camps. He will also be in charge of marketing, promotions and game management, while assisting with special events. 

Director of Athletics Facilities Mike Snyder is now the Assistant Director of Athletics for Facilities. In addition to his current role of managing the entire athletics complex, Snyder will also be heavily involved in assisting with the athletics master plan. 

“I am excited to announce these changes in title to better reflect the dedication and excellence of our intercollegiate athletics administrators,” Karlgaard said. “While our coaches often receive Coach of the Year accolades and may point to conference finishes as a sign of success, the efforts of our administrators often go unnoticed. I hope the entire Oberlin community will join me in congratulating our administrative staff and thanking them for their support of athletics at the college.”

These new appointments become official on July 1.

Crushers drop 12-inning affair

June 30, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



AVON – In a 12-inning affair here at The Freight, the Lake Erie Crushers dropped a 5-4 decision to Florence.


Travis Vetters and Lee Huggins each had two hits for Lake Erie.


Hands On Student/Athletes in West 

G. getting mix of Kent State, St. 

Bona, Mt. Vernon and John Carroll 

college soccer in learning programs 

this week

June 30, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


NOVELTY – About 30 campers at the Hands On Soccer Camp in the West Geauga Commons Park, one of three sites this week for Otto Orf’s not-for-profit educational organization, participated in various shooting drills, had their photos taken with Orf, and capped the morning session off with a water fight.

Four slightly older Cleveland area college Student/Athletes, college S/As, served as coaches for the Student/Athlete campers aged 4-17.

Student/Athlete Campers practicing shooting at HOS Camp in West G.

One shooting drill conducted upon Orf’s arrival later in the morning had both coaching Student/Athletes and participating Student/Athletes had shooters taking shots from the top of the penalty box, with the object being to hit the cross bar instead of scoring a goal.


The purpose of this was to get players to focus on aiming at a specific spot instead of just wheeling and firing and hoping the ball just goes in, which in previous generations was known as a “whack” or “shotgun,” relying on luck more than skill.


After the cross-bar activity, came the fun part of the shooting drills. Two Student/Athlete coaches had to line up in the middle of the goal line, turn their backs to the S/As facing the goal and bend over with their heads facing the ground.

Ready to take shots in the rear

On the count of three, each player took a shot with his ball concurrently, with the obvious goal being to hit the rear ends of the college S/As/coaches.

Watch video of campers participating in “butt ball” by clicking link and downloading video



“It’s easier for them to aim for the target when they have that as their target as opposed to the crossbar,” joked Orf.

Watch Otto help camper balance ball on her neck by clicking link and downloading video



Each S/A participant had his/her photo taken with the former Cleveland Crunch goalie and one of the three Crunch championship trophies from the 1990s or a replica from the original World Cup trophy from 1930.


The campers were also educated about international soccer by Orf as he shared his medals, rings and coins. Also players won prizes like balls, shirts and trading cards for winning contests.



The coaching crew was headed up by West Geauga’s Nicole Markert, a WGHS alumna who is now the goalie at St. Bonaventure. Markert was in Avon last week with Avon’s and Kent State’s Megan Repas.

Listen to interview of St. Bonaventure goalie Nicole Markert conducted by Norm Weber by clicking on link below and downloading


Coach Markert gives instruction

This past season, Markert was both an Atlantic 10 Conference All Academic pick and a member of the ESPN/COSIDA Academic All District team.

Also among the staff was Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy alumna Rachael Coyne, who will be playing for Mount Vernon-Nazarene in the fall.

Listen to interview of CVCA alumna Rachael Coyne conducted by Norm Weber by clicking on link below and downloading 



Listen to interview of Greger conducted by Norm Weber by clicking on link below and downloading 


Kent State’s Alex Greger is one of the two interns this summer for HOS. In addition to coaching and counseling at camps, Greger is handling all of Orf’s Twitter, Facebook and in general “social media” coordination. The marketing major plays on the Golden Flashes club team, since there is no varsity men’s team at Kent because of Title IX..


Listen to interview of Hickey conducted by Norm Weber by clicking on link below and downloading


St. Vincent-St. Mary alumnus David Hickey has quite a Cleveland Crunch alumni connection going. In addition to assisting with coaching in Orf’s camps, he also plays soccer and runs track for John Carroll, where his soccer coach is Orf’s former teammate, Hector Marinaro, indoor soccer’s all time leading scorer and brother of head Kent women’s coach Rob Marinaro, Orf’s back-up goalie during the Crunch years.

Rachyl Anderson

Listen to interview of Rachyl conducted by Norm Weber by clicking on link below and downloading


West Geauga youth soccer player Rachyl Anderson would agree that she has been in just the right spot this week. Anderson is a goalie, and having a local goalie of the same gender to look up to and Orf as an adjunct to that, has made this a worthwhile week for the 12-year-old.


Listen to interview of Cheung conducted by Norm Weber by clicking on link below and downloading


Berkshire High senior-to-be Jonmichael Cheung took a break from his summer high school league at Lost Nations Park by taking advantage of the learning opportunity this week from college S/A player/coaches.

Watch video of Otto balancing ball on neck while pulling shirt over his head  by clicking link and downloading video



Check back next week on the A Pages here at www.studentathletecleveland.com for coverage of the HOS Solon and Cuyahoga Falls camps complete with text, audios, photos and motion picture clips.