A Page -- March 22, 2010

Kim Chinn

Baldwin-Wallace Junior Kim Chinn 

Named OAC Track Athlete of the 


By Nick Minerd

BEREA, OHIO - Baldwin-Wallace College junior runner Kim Chinn   (Zanesville/WestMuskingum) has been named as the Ohio Athletic Conference Track Athlete of the Week for her performance this past weekend.

Chinn placed second overall of 73 competitors in the 1,500-meter run at the University of North Carolina Charlotte 49er Classic. She finished in 4:35.10 to improve her provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division III Championships that will be hosted by Baldwin-Wallace in late May.

Chinn and the rest of the Yellow Jackets are idle until the Ohio Athletic Conference Split Squad Meet on Saturday, April 3 atMarietta College in Marietta, Ohio.

Alumni, media and fans also are reminded that B-W will host the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet from May 27-29 at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea. This is the fifth time that the College has hosted the NCAA Div. III Championship Meet.  For more information, please visit the championship web siteL http://www.bw.edu/athletics/10tracknationals/. <http://www.bw.edu/athletics/10tracknationals>

Tallmadge alum Matt Keen named 

UAA tournament Most Valuable 

Player; Mullins and Wolz all-

tournament selections...

By Creg Jantz

CLEVELAND  (March 22, 2010) - The Case Western Reserve University baseball and softball teams were each represented on theUniversity Athletic Association (UAA) All-Tournament teams which were announced today.  The highest honor went to freshman shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, OH), who was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. 

Tallmadge grad Matt Keen

Joining Keen on the baseball tournament team was junior first/third baseman Chad Mullins (Fredericksburg, OH).  Softball was represented by sophomore first baseman/outfielder Lauren Wolz (Asburn, VA). 

Chad Mullins 

Keen is the first player in the Spartans' 21-year history of playing in the UAA Championships to receive the MVP award.  Keen batted .538 over six games and was tied for the tournament lead in hits (14).  He led the championships in total bases (24) and runs batted in (14), and also finished tied for second with two home runs and tied for third with 10 runs scored.  

Keen has stayed hot throughout the season for the 9-7 Spartans.  The freshman has started all 16 games and currently leads the team and UAA in batting average (.524), slugging percentage (.857),  runs (23), RBIs (22) and home runs (four).  

"I'm not surprised he was named MVP, he definitely deserves it," said Head Coach Matt Englander.  "I thought for that week he was the best player out there.  Being his first tournament, it would have been real easy for him to be nervous and not performance well but he had a great tournament hitting the ball hard and I was impressed with what he did defensively." 

New Spartan Logo

For Mullins, this is his first all-tournament selection after being a second team All-UAA selection in 2008 and a first team member in 2009.  While making the transition from first to third base, Mullins hit .417 at the championships, with two home runs, eight runs scored, eight RBIs and eight walks.  For the season, the junior is batting .424 with three home runs, 17 runs and 14 RBIs.

The Spartans went 4-2 in Florida, good for second place finish.  Case Western Reserve finished 3-3 and tied for second place in 2009, which was their prior best ever finish at the UAA tournament.  Their best record prior to this year was also 4-2 in 1995, which was good enough for third place. 
Lauren Woltz

Wolz is the lone representative for Case Western Reserve softball (5-13), as her stout .455 batting average placed fifth at the championships.   Wolz, a two-time UAA Player of the Week last season, went 10-of-22 with two doubles, a run scored and a RBI that week.  She is batting a team-high .434 this season with two home runs, nine runs and seven RBIs. 

Givner Adds to His Accolades


By Nathan LaRiccia

Salem, Va., March 22, 2010 –Dane Givner (Pittsburgh, Pa. / Harvest Preparatory), a member of the Heidelberg University men’s basketball team, has earned a spot on the 2010 DIII News All-Freshman Team.

Also representing the Ohio Athletic Conference was First-Team selection Kyle Meyer from Ohio Northern University, while Tyler Ledford from Wilmington College earned a spot on honorable mention.


This marks Givner’s third postseason award.  He also picked up the OAC freshman of the year honor. He joined Bill Dufur and Jerry Buccilla as top award winners in the OAC. Dufur and Buccilla were named the Mike Gregory OAC Player of the Years, marking the most outstanding player in the conference, in 1990 and 1984, respectively.
In his inaugural campaign Givner was second on the team in scoring at 10.9 points a game, while dishing out 64 assists. He also hauled in 4.1 rebounds a game and pocketed 31 steals. For the year he reached double figures in 16 outings, including 11 of the last 14 games. He exploded for a season-best 28 points in the quarterfinal round of the OAC Tournament to help lead the Berg to a win over Ohio Northern University, marking the first win in Ada in 15 games.


Heidelberg, under the guidance of second-year head coach Anthony Gholson, finished the year at 15-13 overall and 9-9 in the OAC. The Berg made its 49th appearance in the OAC Tournament, including its fourth-straight. Along the tournament trail Heidelberg posted upsets over no. 4 Ohio Northern in the semifinals and unseated no. 1 John Carroll on its home court to make its seventh trip to the OAC Tournament Championship game. 

Greg Patrick

Baldwin-Wallace Senior Greg 

Patrick Named OAC Field Athlete 

of the Week

March 22

By Nick Minerd

BEREA - Baldwin-Wallace College All-American senior thrower Greg Patrick (Collins/ Western Reserve) has been named as the Ohio Athletic Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week for his performance this past weekend.

Patrick set a school-record in the shot put with a mark of 54 feet, 10 inches.  The previous school-record was set by Jim Tillotson in 1975 with a throw of 54'4.5".

Patrick placed second overall in a field consisting heavily of Division I competitors and hit a high provisional qualifying mark for the NCAA Division III Championship meet that will be hosted by B-W in late May. He earned All-American honors in the event last season.

Patrick and the rest of the Yellow Jackets are idle until the Ohio Athletic Conference Split Squad Meet on Saturday, April 3 atMarietta College in Marietta, Ohio.

Alumni, media and fans also are reminded that B-W will host the 2010 NCAA Division III Outdoor Track & Field Championship Meet from May 27-29 at The George Finnie Stadium in Berea. This is the fifth time that the College has hosted the NCAA Div. III Championship Meet.  For more information, please visit the championship web site at http://www.bw.edu/athletics/10tracknationals/. <http://www.bw.edu/athletics/10tracknationals>

Notre Dame College Weekly Sports Roundup:

A look back on 7-day happenings in Falcon Athletics

By Andy Barch

SOUTH EUCLID -- Here is a roundup of Notre Dame sports from the past week.



STAR EARNS STRIPES:  Sophomore forward Eric Dummermuth (Dover, Ohio) was named to the 2009-10 NAIA Division II All-America Third Team on Tuesday.  The Falcons’ leading scorer was the only sophomore on the team, and with the announcement he became just the second player in the history of the program to receive All-American honors (Jerome Pierce). … Dummermuth set new single-season scoring and rebounding marks for Notre Dame in 2009-10, averaging 22.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game. The 6-foot-6 forward averaged 35.7 minutes per contest, shot 57.7 percent (244-for-423) from the field and made 73.6 percent (184-for-250) of his attempts from the free-throw line. Earlier this season, Dummermuth became the sixth player in program history to reach 1,000 career points. The sophomore sensation powered the Falcons to an AMC North title and a 19-12 overall record.

Eric Dummernuth

Dover alum Eric Dummermuth





THIS WEEK:  Notre Dame is scheduled to host six home games, with doubleheaders scheduled for Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.


LAST WEEK:  Notre Dame (14-5, 3-1 AMC) took three of four from Point Park (Pa.) in the opening weekend of conference play.  The Falcons had their offense in high gear, scoring 29 runs in the four-game series in Robinson, Pa.  Right fielder Pat Ross (Gahanna, Ohio) led the way for the batsmen in Blue & White; the freshman went 9-for-16, with a double, a home run and two stolen bases. … Notre Dame collected double-digit hit totals in three of the games against the Pioneers.  NDC has now garnered 10 or more hits in six of their last eight games. The Falcons are hitting .350/.424/.471 (batting/on-base/slugging) in that stretch.


MILLER MOWS 'EM DOWN:  Junior hurler Justin Miller (Baltimore, Ohio) threw a two-hit shutout in a 4-0 Falcons’ win on Friday (March 19).  The transfer from Ohio Northern allowed just two hits and three walks over seven innings of work. He punched out eight Pioneer batters in the complete-game shutout.  The 6-foot-2 right-hander now owns a 2.45 ERA this season and has struck out 31 batters in 25-2/3 innings.


EXTRA, EXTRA: NDC had five extra-base hits in a nine-run second inning in game one on Saturday. Through 19 games, the Falcons have smashed 42 extra-base hits (29 doubles, seven triples, six home runs) to their opponents’ 35 (28, five, two). Junior shortstop Travis Brown (Bellevue, Ohio) leads the team with eight such hits (five doubles, three triples). Three other players have five or more extra-base hits.

Travis Brown

Travis Brown


ROSS IS BOSS: With a solid series at PPU, Pat Ross is now 13 for his last 25. The freshman right fielder is batting .403 (27-for-67) in 19 games. … With a pair of two-hit games on Saturday, Travis Brown now has a team-high 10 multi-hit games on the season. In 71 plate appearances, he is batting .406/.465/.578.


TAKING THE FIFTH:  NDC scored a combined seven runs in the fifth inning on Saturday.  For the season, the Falcons have outscored foes, 31-9, in the fifth frame. Notre Dame has outscored opponents, 120-83, overall.  The Falcons’ 6.3 runs per game would be a new program-best. NDC scored just 4.5 runs per contest a year ago.


REVERSAL OF FORTUNE:  NDC’ 14-5 mark is the inverse of their 5-14 record through 19 games last season.  It also marks the team’s best 19-game start to a season in the six years since the program was instituted in 2005.





THIS WEEK: Notre Dame is slated to face Cedarville in a Campus Fiel doubleheader on Saturday, March 27.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.  Notre Dame will then play a pair of games at Tiffinon Sunday.


LAST WEEK: The No. 19 (NAIA Preseason Coaches’ Poll) Notre Dame Falcons played their home opener at Campus Field on Saturday, splitting a doubleheader against Findlay.  NDC took the first game, 6-5, to snap a 10-game losing streak and then dropped the back end, 13-7.  For the Falcons (7-12), Saturday marked the team’s first action in two weeks. … Charisse Colston (Oakwood Village, Ohio) had an incredible afternoon for NDC in the split.  Colston went 4-for-4 and reached base in each of six plate appearances. The sophomore right fielder scored five runs, drove in three, and had a pair of extra-base hits, including her second home run of the season.  For the season, Colston is now batting .429/.522/.714.

Charisse Colston

Oakwood Village native Charisse Colston





THIS WEEK: The Falcons will be in action on Friday, March 26, when they head to Wheeling, W. Va., to compete in the Bill Van Horne Invitational.


LAST WEEK:  Notre Dame jump-started its outdoor season on Saturday (March 20) at the Early Bird Relays hosted by the University of Cincinnati. … On the men’s side, Tim Miller (Cleveland, Ohio) set a school record with a 45.94-meter toss in the Javelin Throw, placing fifth overall. 

Adam Saintz

Midpark alum Adam Saintz

 Ryan Lockyer (Cleveland, Ohio) finished second in the Long Jump, with a leap of 6.58 meters, and Adam Saintz (Brookpark, Ohio) placed fourth in the 110-Meter Hurdles, with a time of 15.78 seconds. Jim Boals (North Benton, Ohio) finished second in the Discus Throw with a 46.12-meter toss.

Demar Sheffey 

Euclid High alum DeMar Sheffey

The team of Joseph Leyland (Atwater, Ohio), Demar Sheffey (Euclid, Ohio), Brandon Tolliver (Cleveland, Ohio) and Tom McKrill (Mentor, Ohio) ran the 400-Meter Relay in 42.86 seconds, also finishing in fourth place

Brandon Tolliver

MLK High alum Brandon Tolliver

For the women, Noelle Johnson (Warrensville Heights, Ohio) was very impressive in the Long Jump, with an 11.29-meter jump, finishing second overall. 

Noelle Johnson

Warrensville High Alumna Noelle Johnson

Shawnta Davis (Akron, Ohio) placed third in the 400-Meter Dash with time of 58.70 seconds, and Jessica Thomas (Sandusky, Ohio) became a national qualifier in the 100-Meter High Hurdles, finishing the event in 14.90 seconds, good enough for fourth-place finish.

Shawnta Davis

Buchtel grad Shawnta Davis





THIS WEEK:  NDC is slated to play two home games.  On Wednesday evening (7 p.m., Korb Field-Brush HS, Lyndhurst), the Falcons will play their home opener against Indiana Tech. The Blue & White will then host Mount St. Joseph on Saturday at 3 p.m.


LAST WEEK:  Notre Dame (2-4) dropped a pair of road games, losing at Detroit Mercy (Mich.) and Monroe (N.Y.).  NDC has now lost three straight.  … Senior attacker Jenn Morse (Brampton, Ont.) had six goals over the two games.  She leads the team with 18 on the season.





THIS WEEK: Notre Dame will be in action on Thursday, March 25, when they head to North Canton, Ohio, to take on Walsh.  The Falcons (5-4) will then head to Cedarville, Ohio, to square off against the Yellow Jackets on Saturday, March 27. 


LAST WEEK: After a 15-day layoff, the Falcons returned to action on Friday evening against Findlay and were defeated by the Oilers, 9-0, at the Paramount Tennis Club in Medina, Ohio. .. Senior Jonathan Morris (Huddersfield, England) leads the squad with a 6-3 mark this season.





BACK IN THE SWING OFF THINGS:  NDC Men’s Golf is slated to begin the spring portion of their 2009-10 season on Saturday at the Kenyon College Spring Invitational.  The Falcons, which are off to a program-best 17-10 start to the season, haven’t played since Oct. 21.





HANSEN HONORED:  Defensive end Bob Hansen (Berea, Ohio) was honored as NDC’s Most Valuable Player at the 72nd Annual Cleveland Touchdown Club Awards Banquet on Saturday. 

Midpark alum Bob Hansen earns Cleve. TD Club award

 Falcon freshman and US Army veteran who has seen three tours of duty in Iraq was selected for the award by Notre Dame coaches.  The Cleveland Touchdown Club Annual Awards Banquet is the oldest "football only" awards banquet in the country. Awards are presented to outstanding players and coaches at the professional, collegiate, and high school level for their excellence throughout the season. The Touchdown Club also honors the MVP's of the Cleveland Municipal Football League.

Brunswick alumna Amanda 

Macenko tabbed as Horizon 

League Softball Pitcher of the 

Week for second time this season


March 22, 2010

By Mike Laninga

INDIANAPOLIS – UIC outfielder Melinda Macias has been named the Horizon League Softball Batter of the Week, while Cleveland State hurler Amanda Macenko has earned Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending March 21.


Macenko racked up a 7-0 record in eight appearances last week in the Rebel Games in Kissimmee , Fla.   The two-time Horizon League Pitcher of the Year posted an ERA of 0.88, allowing 30 hits in 48 innings.  She struck out 45 total batters and took part in four shutouts, throwing a one-hitter vs. Farleigh, a two-hitter vs. Lafayette and a three-hitter vs. Brown.  The Brunswick , Ohio , native garners her second weekly honor of the season and the third for CSU.

Amanda Macenko

Amanda Macenko

The only other Viking to get a player of the week honors this season has been Elyria High alumna Tess Sito, who was named hitter of the week the second week of February.



March 22, 2010

By Jason Tirotta

Baseball (6-8)

Last Week: 3-5 This Week: at Mansfield (DH) – Tuesday; vs. Alderson-Broaddus (DH) ( Classic Park ) – Wednesday; vs. Baldwin-Wallace ( Classic Park ) – Friday, at Cleveland State - Sunday

The Storm posted a 3-5 record last week to move its record to 6-8 on the season.  Last year – its first in NCAA Division II- the Storm was just 1-13 in its first 14 games and didn’t get its sixth win until April 10. Junior catcher Nick Lovick ( Mentor ) went 5-for-8 with a home run and 7 RBI in a doubleheader sweep of host Urbana on Saturday to help the Storm snap its five-game losing streak.  In 8 games last week, he batted .448 with 15 RBI. On the season, he leads the team with a .458 average, 5 HR and 20 RBI. 

Amherst High alum Ryan Rua

Sophomore Ryan Rua ( Amherst ) batted .500 with three home runs and junior Brandon James ( Mentor ) hit .481 with 11 RBI and three homers on the week. Both players join Lovick as having over .400 averages.

Mentor High alum Brandon James

On the mound, freshman Adam Beach (Vermillion) scattered five hits over seven innings in a complete-game 10-3 win over Urbana on Sunday.  Earlier in the week, he pitched a complete game at West Liberty to finish the week with a 2-0 record and 3.86 ERA in 14 innings. He walked just two and struck out 12.  Beach and junior Zack Justice (Cleveland/John Marshall) are tied for the team lead with 2 wins apiece. Lake Erie is scheduled to host Alderson-Broaddus College on Wednesday in its home opener at Classic Park in Eastlake . 


John Marshall grad Zack Justice


Softball (4-14)

Last Week: 1-7 This Week: vs. Mercyhurst (Tuesday), vs. West Liberty (Thursday), vs. Edinboro (Friday), at Urbana (Saturday)

After dropping its first six games of the northern part of its schedule, the Storm earned a split at Clarion on Saturday behind the bat of sophomore catcher Megan Foley ( Brunswick ).  Foley went 7-for-8 in the doubleheader, going 4-for-4 with 3 RBI in a 10-4 win. 

Brunswick almuna Megan Foley

Earlier in the week, she homered twice in a 7-3 loss to Ohio Dominican, tying the school single-game record shared by four others.  In 8 games, Foley batted .429 with 8 RBI.  Junior 3B Brittany Sostre (Parma/Valley Forge) hit .393 with two homers and 7 RBI on the week, scoring five times.

Forge grad Brittany Sostre

Despite an 0-3 record in the circle, sophomore Sam Ronde (Reynoldsburg) allowed just 11 earned runs in 21 innings in four starts, including a hard-luck 3-0extra innings loss to IUP on Tuesday.  Through 18 games, Sostre tops the team with a .368 average while Foley is close behind at .363. Both players have 3 HR and 13 RBI.  JuniorLauren Malicki ( Independence ) leads the team with two pitching wins and a save. 


Indy's Lauren Malicki    


Outdoor Track & Field

Last Week: at Cal ( Pa. ) Early Bird Invitational Up Next: at North Carolina A&T on April 3

The Storm teams combined to break seven school records at their second outdoor meet of the season this past Saturday at the Cal ( Pa. ) Early Bird Invite.  Leading the way was freshman Andrea Boyd ( Bedford ) on the women’s side, as she won the 100-meters (12.54 sec) and anchored the 4x100-meter relay (48.8 sec), both school marks. 

Andrea Boyd of Bedford

For the men, freshman Chris Burrows (Trotwood/Trotwood-Madison) continued his strong start to the spring by winning the 200 meters for the second straight meet (22.0 sec) and finishing second in the 400-meters with a school record time of 50.02 seconds.  Other records were set by freshman Cody Lancaster (Eastlake North) in the men’s 5,000-meters, freshmanEthan Snyder (Salesville/Buckeye Trail) in the 800-meters, Eric Klucar (Medina/Highland) in the long jump and sophomore Kyle Herron (Perry) in the women’s 3,000-meters.


North High alum Cody Lancaster

Other top performers were junior Kyle Griffith (Painesville/Harvey), second in the 1,500-meters; sophomore John Hokavar (Perry), first in the hammer throw and second in the discus; and Colleen Bednar (Brunswick) and Whitney Johnson (Bedford) who finished second and third, respectively, behind Boyd in the 100 and ran on the winning relay team.

Brunswick High product Colleen Bednar 

Men’s Lacrosse (1-3, 0-2 ECC)

Last Week: 0-1 This Week: vs. Wheeling Jesuit – Wednesday

Lake Erie will host its first ever home game on Wednesday night against East Coast Conference foe Wheeling Jesuit at Perry High School ’s Alumni Stadium at 6 p.m.  The Storm lost its only game over the weekend at ECC foe Dominican College (N.Y.), 14-6, on Saturday night.   Lake Erie raced out to a 4-0 lead but the Chargers outscored the Storm 14-2 the rest of the way.  Despite the loss, freshman Keegan Bal (Coquitlam, B.C.) scored three goals and added two assists for five points – all career highs – for his third straight multiple-goal game.  He leads the team in scoring this season with 9 goals and 15 points.  Classmate Josh Becker ( Salamanca , N.Y. ) also scored twice against Dominican.


Women’s Lacrosse (1-1)

Last Week: Did not compete This Week: at Waynesburg – Wednesday; vs. Queens (N.Y.) – Saturday

After a road game at Waynesburg midweek, the Storm will host its first ever home game and its East Coast Conference opener on Saturday afternoon against Queens College atPerry High School ’s Alumni Stadium (Noon).  At the game, the teams will be accepting donations for the Allyson Rose Green Memorial Foundation as part of the “Lax4Life” campaign.  Lake Erie has not played since the team earned its inaugural victory, a 15-14 win at Erskine College on March 5.  Freshman Julia Kudla ( Harleysville , Pa. ) leads the team with 10 goals on the season and classmate Meredith Howe ( Fayetteville , N.Y. ) is second with seven goals.     


Women’s Basketball (18-9)

The women’s Division II Elite Eight tips off on Tuesday night, signaling the official final week of the basketball season.  Last week, the NCAA released its final statistical rankings, with the Storm ranking fairly high in a number of categories during their record-setting season.  Sophomore center Stephanie Rogers ( Mentor ) finished ninth nationally in blocks per game (2.7) and junior Alyssa Wagers ( Stow ) was 32nd in rebounding (9.4/game).  

Jen Caiola

Sophomore Jen Caiola ( Chagrin Falls ) was 35th in three-pointers made-per-game (2.6). In the team statistics, Lake Erie ranked 17th in blocked shots,  28th in turnover margin, 35th in turnovers per game, 38th in steals per game,  40th in scoring offense, and 42nd in free throw percentage.  The NCAA ranks 300 teams and the top 500 individuals in each statistical category.  In addition, the Storm set 17 different team and individual records during the season.

Former Iggy, JCU signal caller

Tom Arth Named Assistant 

Football Coach And Co-Offensive 

Coordinator at John Carroll


March 22

By Chris Wenzler

University Heights -- Tom Arth, a record-setting All-American quarterback during his time as a John Carroll University football player, is returning to his alma mater in a coaching capacity.

John Carroll head coach Regis Scafe announced that Arth has been hired as an assistant football coach for the Blue Streaks program, holding the titles of Co-Offensive Coordinator and Director of Football Operations.

“We are extremely excited to welcome Tom Arth to our coaching staff, “ said Scafe, who has been the head coach of the football team at John Carroll since 1999 (which was Arth’s freshman year at the school ). “He is coming back home. He was a great player for us … as a captain and quarterback, he guided us to an NCAA Division III Final Four appearance and an Eastern Regional Championship. His professional experience beyond John Carroll will definitely be a huge plus for our players.”

Arth vs. Muhlenberg 2002

Tom Arth

From 1999 until 2002, Arth rewrote the John Carroll record book and earned some awards along the way. As a senior, Arth was a unanimous All-American selection at the Division III level, including a second team mention by D3football.com. A first team All-OAC quarterback in both 2001 and 2002, Arth would graduate as the owner of 18 school records, including 10,345 passing yards, 741 completions and 89 touchdowns.

At the conclusion of his collegiate playing days, Arth was signed as a free agent following the 2003 National Football League draft and spent three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts organization as a back-up to Peyton Manning. He was also in the Green Bay Packers camp with Bret Favre in 2006.

Arth also gained professional experience by playing two seasons in NFL Europe and one season in the Arena Football League.

“He will bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our program,” said Scafe. “Tom is an outstanding individual and person, with a passion for football, and a love for John Carroll University.”

In addition to his main areas of responsibility, Arth will also serve as the quarterbacks coach, the team’s academic coordinator and the assistant recruiting coordinator.

“John Carroll is a special place for me and I am extremely excited about the opportunity to come back and contribute positively to the football program and University that has given so much to me,” said Arth. “I look forward to the challenge and also to the successes that I know are on the horizon."

Jackson alumnus, Canton native Ben Puterbaugh Tabbed NCAC Player of the Week
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By Mike Mancini

Westlake – Oberlin College junior Ben Puterbaugh was named as the North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced on Monday afternoon. 

Puterbaugh, a native of Canton, Ohio, is off to a blazing start as he went 12-for-20 with eight RBI’s and seven runs scored to help the Yeomen earn one of their best starts in school history at 4-1. 

Highlighting Puterbaugh’s efforts was a 3-for-4 four-RBI performance in a 10-9 win over Hiram. 

He and the rest of the Yeomen will play host to Notre Dame College on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. Fans that cannot make it out to Dill Field to watch the game can following along via live statistics.

Two Battling Bishops in 

Broadview's Sharon Rymut, 

Olmsted Falls High alumnus Kyle 

Faris named Field Student/Athletes 

of the Week in the NCAC 

March 22

By Keri Alexander Luchowski

Players of the Week

Women’s Field - Sharon Rymut, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan senior Sharon Rymut (Broadview Hts., OH/Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) set a school record in the hammer at the Cincinnati Early Bird Relays. Her throw of 43.99 meters (144 feet, 3 inches) gave her eighth place. She also threw the discus 36.67 meters (120-3.5) to place 12th.
[ Sharon Rymut ]
Brecksville High alumna Sharon Rymut

Men’s Field - Kyle Faris, Ohio Wesleyan
Ohio Wesleyan senior Kyle Faris (Olmsted Falls, OH/Olmsted Falls) met NCAA Division III Provisional Qualifying marks in both the hammer and shot put at the Cincinnati Early Bird Relays. His throw of 54.84 meters (179-11) was good for third place in the hammer, while his toss of 16.50 meters (54-1.5) was the top effort in the 36-man field.
[ Kyle Faris ]


OHIO WESLEYAN competed at the Cincinnati Early Bird Relays. The Battling Bishop men finished third of 15 teams. Seniors Kyle Faris (Olmsted Falls, OH/Olmsted Falls) and David Burke (Hudson, OH/Hudson) each won events and surpassed national qualifying standards at the meet.


Faris won the shot put with a throw of 54 feet, 1.5 inches, which met the NCAA Division III championship provisional standard. He also met the provisional standard with his heave of 179 feet, 11 inches, in the hammer, placed third in the event, and smashed his own school record of 154-3. Faris also placed third in the discus (150-5). Burke won the triple jump with a leap of 46 feet, 7 inches, and met the NCAA provisional standard. He was also third in the long jump.

[ David Burke ]
Hudson alum Dave Burke

In the women’s meet at Cincinnati, OWU senior Sarah Shinn (Edinboro, PA/General McLane) placed third in the 800 meters (2:17.21) for the Battling Bishops’ top finish. Senior Sharon Rymut (Broadview Hts., OH/Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) broke a school record in the hammer with a throw of 144 feet, 3 inches. She bettered her own mark of 143-4, set last season, and finished eighth. Ohio Wesleyan placed fifth of 17 teams.