A Page -- March 23, 2012

Walsh Jesuit’s Anthony Nemer commits to Rollins College

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, March 23, 2012 — Walsh Jesuit’s Anthony Nemer has made a commitment to continue his academic and athletic career with Rollins College in Florida. Nemer will play for the school’s NCAA Division II baseball program.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Nemer is the shortstop for the Warriors. A talented all-around player, Nemer is the first player under Walsh Jesuit’s head baseball coach, Chris Kaczmar to advance to the state of Florida for collegiate baseball.  Nemer was named Second Team All-CRBC in 2011, and is a past recipient of the Walsh Jesuit Golden Glove award.  He was instrumental in leading the team to a 20-3 season in 2011; the school’s seventh national ranking in the past eight years.

Nemer is the 5th member of the Class of 2012 to advance to college baseball.

Oberlin lacrosse moves to 4-0

Oberlin, Ohio – The Oberlin College women’s lacrosse team had their toughest test of the season to date, but they rose to the challenge, knocking off the Trine University Thunder 8-5 on Tuesday night at Fred Shults Field.

With the win, Oberlin improved to 4-0 on the young season and is off to one of the best starts in school history. Additionally they have already matched last season’s win total.


On the night the Yeowomen were led by rookie sensation Kate Hanick and junior Molly Bloom as they each scored three goals. Bloom, who scored all three of her goals in the second half, added a team-high four draw controls.  Hanick now has a team-leading 15 goals, while Bloom is tied for second with 13 scores.

It appeared Hanick scored the first goal of the game just minutes in, but an Oberlin violation wiped out the finish. However, she would later add the first tally of the contest at the 20:45 mark, driving right through the Trine defense and finishing in the top shelf of the cage.

Following a Thunder score to tie things up at the 17:22 mark, Hanick would answer just over a minute later. She would then assist on Bronwen Schumacher’s score to make it a 3-1 cushion for the Yeowomen.

Trine continued to fight and scored two more goals in the opening half. Luckily, Hanick netted her third score of the frame at 10:24 to give Oberlin a 4-3 lead at the break.

Bloom deposited the first goal of the second half to give Oberlin some breathing room, but Trine would once against get back to within one, 5-4, courtesy of a Shelly Raupp 8-meter score.

From there Bloom would answer with a free-position goal of her own and add another in the run of play with 9:33 remaining to make it a 7-4 game.

Trine threated a comeback by adding another tally at 7:37, but senior Alice Zicht would eventually put the game away for good with an insurance score with just over three minutes to play.

The Yeowomen out-shot the Thunder 22-13 and won the ground ball battle 20-13. However, the visitors did win nine of the game’s 15 draw controls.

The Yeowomen will now take to the road for the next six games before returning home to host Mount St. Joes April 12. Their first opponent of the extend trip will be Waynesburg University on March 24. The opening draw is set for 1 p.m.

(L-R): Lauren Wolz and Molly O'Brien were each selected to the UAA All-Tournament team. (photos by Matt Napfel)

Wolz and O’Brien Named to UAA Championship All-Tournament Team

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University senior first baseman/designated player Lauren Wolz (Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge) and freshman middle infielder Molly O'Brien (Northbrook, Ill./Loyola) have been named to the 2012 University Athletic Association Softball Championship All-Tournament team announced by the league office on Thursday.

The Spartans (8-7 overall) posted a 3-5 record and tied for fourth place at the event, which was held in Altamonte Springs, Florida from March 13-17. Case's three-victory performance was highlighted by a pair of wins versus nationally-ranked Washington University-St. Louis. The first win opened the tournament and snapped a 24-game UAA losing-streak that dated back to the 2008 season. Overall, Case's three UAA wins were the most for the program since the 2005 campaign.

Wolz ranked second during the UAA Championship with a .478 batting average (11-of-23) while totaling a double, a triple, a homerun and 11 runs batted-in. For the season, the 2011 All-American is batting .364 with two homers and a team-high 15 RBI. In 2011, Wolz hit .408 with school-record totals of 10 homeruns and 49 RBI en route to being named first-team All-UAA and the program's first-ever All-American. In 126 career games, she is a .387 hitter with 22 homers and 104 RBI – both school records.

O'Brien hit .407 (11-of-27) at the Championship with three stolen bases and eight runs scored. In her first collegiate season, she leads the team with a .404 batting average, 15 runs and eight stolen bases.

The Spartans are back in action with a pair of road doubleheaders this weekend, beginning at Denison University at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 24.

Oberlin's McLauchlan Earns All-American Status

Indianapolis, IN - Freshman diver Chris McLauchlan earned NCAA All-America honors in the three-meter national diving competition on Wednesday night.
The freshman from East Lansing, Michigan went through the preliminary rounds with a total score of 486.50, which was good enough for sixth place going into the final round. The top eight divers in the nation are given the honor of being All-American.
In the finals McLauchlan finished seventh overall with a final tally of 480.00. He gave the Yeomen a total of 12 points in the team competition. The 12 points are good enough for 18th  place overall through the first day.

McLauchlan is the first competitor to earn the All-American award under head coach Mark Fino. He is also the first Oberlin swimming and diving athlete to earn this recognition since 2001, when John Limouze won the national championship in the 200 butterfly.
Chris will dive in the one meter preliminaries on Friday, March 23rd. The event is the ninth on the day, with the first competition starting at 10 a.m.

Keen, Marko and Pakan Named to UAA Baseball All-Tournament Team

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Three student-athletes from the Case Western Reserve University baseball team have been named to the 2012 University Athletic Association Championship All-Tournament team, announced by the league office on Thursday.

The Spartans (12-6 overall) posted a 4-4 mark to place third at the event, which was held in Sanford, Florida from March 11-18.

Earning all-tournament honors were senior second baseman Bobby Marko (Lyndhurst, Ohio/Brush), junior shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge) and junior centerfielder Paul Pakan (Tallmadge, Ohio/Tallmadge).

Paul Pakan batted .394 during the UAA Championship and leads the league with a .424 average this season. (photo by Matt Napfel)

Marko ranked sixth at the Championship with a .375 batting average (9-of-24) with four runs scored. Overall this season, the senior second baseman is batting .347 with five runs batted-in, a team-best three triples and two stolen bases.

Keen, now a three-time UAA All-Tournament selection, hit .314 (11-of-35) during the Championship with three doubles, five RBI, five runs and two steals. Through 18 games this season, Keen has posted a .293 average with a homerun, 11 RBI, 18 runs and five stolen bases. The 2010 UAA Rookie of the Year and Tournament MVP, Keen is also a two-time All-UAA selection. He has started all 108 games during the past three seasons with a career .372 average, nine homers, 89 RBI and 29 steals. Last season, he ranked second in the nation with 68 runs scored.

Pakan, who is in his first season with the Spartans after transferring from George Washington University (D.C.), ranked third during the conference tournament with a .394 average (13-of-33). He also hit a homer, drove in six runs and swiped two bases. For the season, Pakan is batting a league-best .424 with two homers, six doubles, 14 RBI and 10 walks.

The Spartans are back in action this Saturday, March 24 with a doubleheader at regional-rival Heidelberg University at 1:00 p.m. in Tiffin, Ohio. The teams also play a single game on Sunday, March 25 at 1:00 p.m. at Nobby's Ballpark in Cleveland.

B-W Junior All-American Diver Julie Pinter is National Runner-Up in One-Meter Dive at NCAA Division III Championships

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA- -- Baldwin-Wallace College junior All-American diver Julie Pinter (Broadview Hts./Brecksville-Broadview Hts.) was the national runner-up tonight (Thursday, March, 22, 2012) in the one-meter diving competition at the Division III National Championships. With her second place finish, Pinter earned her fifth All-American honor.

When Diving Coach Tim Croy was asked about Pinters second place finish, he replied “ I’m really proud of her so far, she has worked hard and is reaping the benefits of her success and hard work”

Pinter scored 448.75 points and was just 1.85 points away from tying national champion Danica Roskos of The College of New Jersey.  The 448.75 marked Pinter’s most points scored at the NCAA Division III National Meet.  As a sophomore in 2011, she finished fourth with 433.15 points and was seventh with 400.55 points as a freshman in 2010.

When asked about earning her fifth All-American honor, she replied” I’m really excited with my second place finish and fifth All-American status, I have set the goal to become a National Champion and I am going to work hard next year to achieve my goal.”

Pinter will seek her sixth All-American honor on Saturday, March 24 when she will compete in the three-meter diving competition. The finals for the days events are slated to begin at 6:00 P.M.