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Klinec (L), Iosue (R)

Ignatius alum Aaron Klinec makes All PAC first team; NDCL grad Vince Iosue makes honorable mention

 2012 All-Presidents'€™ Athletic Conference (PAC) Baseball Teams

2012 PAC Most Valuable PlayerTim Wiand, Senior 1B, Westminster College
2012 PAC Pitcher of the YearDavid Trushel, Senior, Washington & Jefferson College
2012 PAC Coach of the YearCarmen Nocera, Westminster College

First Team
Pos.        Name            Cl.    School            Hometown/High School
C        Brendan Scioscia        Sr.    Waynesburg            Gibsonia, PA/Pine-Richland        
1B        Tim Wiand            Sr.    Westminster            Pottstown, PA/Owen J. Roberts
1B        Andrew Thole            Sr.    Thomas More            Cincinnati, OH/McNicholas
2B        Eric King            Jr.    Thiel                Butler, PA/Butler
SS        Aaron Klinec            Sr.    Washington & Jefferson        North Olmsted, OH/St. Ignatius        
SS        David Kennett            Jr..    Thomas More            Grove City, OH/Grove City
3B        Kyle McLain            So.    Washington & Jefferson        East Amherst, NY/Canisius
OF        Josh Staniscia            So.    Washington & Jefferson        Export, PA/Franklin Regional
OF        Erik Steininger            Jr.    Thiel                West Leechburg, PA/Leechburg
OF        Zack Galasso            Sr.    Saint Vincent            Pittsburgh, PA/Seton-LaSalle
DH        Ryan Darner            Jr.    Thomas More            Burlington, KY/Covington Catholic
UT        Mike Jeffreys            So.    Geneva            Coraopolis, PA/Moon 
P        Justin Prejsnar            Sr.    Westminster            New Castle, PA/New Castle
P        David Trushel            Sr.    Washington & Jefferson        Bethel Park, PA/Bethel Park
P        Jared Haller            Jr.    Saint Vincent            Anaheim, CA/Katella

Second Team
Pos.        Name            Cl.    School            Hometown/High School
C        Ronny Peirish            So.    Washington & Jefferson        Wexford, PA/Pine-Richland
1B        Bobby Hartman        Jr.    Waynesburg            Garrett, PA/Meyersdale
2B        Scott Liller            Jr.    Washington & Jefferson        Moon Township, PA/Moon
SS        Brad Burkardt            Jr.    Saint Vincent            Latrobe, PA/Greater Latrobe
SS        Steve Perrotta            Sr.    Westminster            New Castle, PA/New Castle
SS        Kyle Sasala            Jr.     Waynesburg            Cranberry Twp., PA/Seneca Valley
3B        Joel Gatti            Sr.    Geneva            Lancaster, PA/Hempfideld
OF        Kyle Allen            Jr.    Westminster            New Wilmington, PA/West Middlesex    
OF        Nick Berdine            Sr.    Waynesburg            Moon Township, PA/Moon
OF        Doug Farley            Jr.    Thiel                Linesville, PA/Linesville
DH        Bill Roosa            Sr.    Thiel                Salamanca, NY/Ellicottville
UT        Brad Kubis            Jr.    Bethany            Aliquippa, PA/Hopewell
P        Ben Oviatt            Sr.    Waynesburg            Youngsville, PA/Youngsville
P        Eddie Nogay            So.    Washington & Jefferson        Weirton, WV/Madonna
P        Patrick Mulligan        Sr.    Westminster            Brookfield, OH/Brookfield

Honorable Mention
Pos.        Name            Cl.    School            Hometown/High School
C        Adam Scheiderer        Sr.    Geneva            Hilliard, OH/Hilliard Darby
C        Erik Fichter            Sr.    Saint Vincent            Pittsburgh, PA/Shaler
1B        Kyle Shock            Jr.     Grove City            Loudonville, OH/Hillsdale
2B        Ty Miller            Jr.    Westminster            Clinton, PA/Hopewell
2B        Tyler Graber            So.    Thomas More            Plain City, OH/Jonathan Alder
3B        Travis Miller            So.    Thomas More            Erlanger, KY/St. Henry
OF        Cody Makin            So.    Thomas More            Cincinnati, OH/Elder
OF        Brian Szabo            Sr.    Washington & Jefferson        Hermitage, PA/Hickory
OF        Cameron Jones        Jr.    Grove City            Wellsboro, PA/Wellsboro
OF        Phil Double            Sr.    Thiel                Evans City, PA/Seneca Valley
UT        Juls Leto            So.    Bethany            McKees Rocks, PA/OLSH
P        Randy Risch            So.    Washington & Jefferson        Grove City, PA/Grove City
P        Brian O'€™Neill            So.    Washington & Jefferson        Columbus, OH/St. Charles Prep
P        Vince Iosue            Sr.    Westminster            Euclid, OH/Notre Dame Cathedral Latin
P        Ryan Meier            Fr.     Bethany            Elizabeth, PA/Elizabeth Forward

Constantine Ananiadis Honored as Regional Coach of the Year

Skillman, N.J. – Oberlin College women’s tennis coach Constantine Ananiadis has been named the 2012 Wilson/ITA Central Region Coach of the Year. 
Under the tutelage of Ananiadis the women’s tennis team finished 2nd in the North Coast Athletic Conference Championships after completing the regular season with a 19-6 overall record and an unblemished 3-0 mark in the NCAC East Division.   This season’s win total matches the program’s previous best mark established during the 1991 season when the team finished 19-11 and includes a 14 match undefeated run up to the NCAC Championship Match.
C. Ananiadis 
Ananiadis and three other regional Coaches of the Year will be recognized during an awards banquet Wednesday, May 23rd at the NCAA Individual Championships in Cary, N.C.  A National Coach of the Year will be announced at that time.  Senior Ariel Lewis will be competing at the Championships for the third time in her career May 24-26.
Ananiadis, previously named the NCAC Coach of the Year, guided four players to All-NCAC recognition this spring.  Lewis was named NCAC Player of the Year and to the First-Team for the fourth consecutive season.  Brenna Sheldon earned Second-Team accolades while Finley Gates and Grace Porter were selected Honorable Mention.
"I'm certainly honored, humbled, and surprised by this award.  I've been very fortunate to have had great mentors and supporters throughout my career starting with my coach as a student-athlete at Stetson, Pierre Pilote.  The various AD's I've worked for as well as the head coaches I worked under at UVA (Brian Boland and Phil Rogers) have also helped me and supported me immensely throughout my career and I'm for ever grateful to all of them. They've all helped me define who I am as a person and a coach, said Ananiadis of the recognition.  “Lastly here at Oberlin, the wonderful group of young ladies we had on the team this year as well as coach Erikson, all deserve this award.  It was our collective effort that made this season a success."

Oberlin Athletics Hands Out Year-End Awards at the Inaugural Obies 

Oberlin, Ohio - The Oberlin College Athletics Department honored its student-athletes this past Saturday at the inaugural Obie Awards ceremony.
The nearly 400 people in attendance were comprised of student-athletes from all of Oberlin’s 22 varsity athletics teams as well as the athletics staff and other campus faculty members.
The contingency saw for the first time-ever the department hand awards for Male and Female Athlete of the Year, Male and Female First-Year Athlete of the Year and Program of the Year. Each of these awards were voted on by the student-athletes.
Additionally, the athletics staff dealt out its annual senior awards. These awards, which have traditionally been given out during commencement weekend, were presented at the end of the night and were selected by the athletics department senior staff.
Obies Story 
The complete list of award winners is listed below.
Male Athlete of the Year - Danny Enright (Football, Basketball)
Female Athlete of the Year - Ariel Lewis (Tennis)
Male First-Year Athlete of the Year - Chris McLauchlan (Diving)
Female First-Year Athlete of the Year - Christina Marquette (Basketball)
Program of the Year – Women’s Tennis
Senior Awards
NCAC / John N. Stern Scholar-Athlete Award
This award was established in 1992. Recipients will be recognized for performing with distinction on a varsity team or teams, achieving a grade-point average of 3.2 or above, and demonstrating strong character and high ideals. One male and one female athlete will be selected annually.

Recipients – Stephen Williams (Track & Cross Country) l Ariel Lewis (Tennis)

Lysle K. Butler Award
This award was established in 1989 and is named in honor of Lysle Butler '25. A three-sport athlete for Oberlin, Butler served the College with distinction for 40 years as a coach and chairman of the department of physical education. This award is presented to the male athlete of the senior class who has demonstrated outstanding athletic achievements as well as leadership skills, academic excellence, and community involvement.

Recipients - Jebran Haddad (Swimming) l Danny Enright (Football, Basketball) l Oliver Miller-Farrell (Soccer)

Jason Chicoine Memorial Athletic Leadership Award
The Jason Chicoine Memorial Athletic-Leadership Award was established in 1992 by the parents and friends of Jason Chicoine '91 to provide an annual award to an outstanding member of the men’s varsity soccer team. A preference will be given to students who demonstrate leadership and enthusiasm for the soccer program, qualities that Jason Chicoine brought to the varsity soccer team.

Recipient - Alen Cisija (Soccer)

Andrews Family Award
This award was established in 2005 in honor of the Andrews family, whose presence at Oberlin traces back six generations to Delia Fenn Andrews, an 1841 graduate of the College. More recently, Chris '90 (soccer, track and field) and George '54 (football) served the College as members of the department of mathematics and the General Faculty Athletics Committee. George also served as acting director of athletics and physical education in 2002-2003. The recipient of this award will be the male athlete who best exemplifies dedication to academic and athletic excellence and has demonstrated leadership skills, strength of character, and loyalty to Oberlin College.

Recipients - Josh Merritt (Basketball) l Jason James (Baseball)

Honda Scholar-Athlete Award
This award was established in 1992 by the American Honda Motor Company in honor of Ann Gilbert '91 who received the 1991 Honda NCAA Division III Woman Athlete of the Year Award. The recipient of this award will be the female athlete of the senior class who has demonstrated outstanding athletic achievements as well as leadership skills, academic excellence, and community involvement.

Recipient - Kate Melanson (Swimming) l Melissa Elie (Track & Field)

Norman J. Goldring Scholar-Athlete Award
This award was established in 2005 by an initial gift from the Goldring Foundation of Short Hills, New Jersey. The award will be given to the four-year scholar-athlete, who earns the highest GPA over his/her Oberlin College tenure. The recipient of the award will be selected by the director of athletics and physical education in consultation with the faculty athletic representatives.

Recipients - Sam Towne (Tennis) l Brie White-Dzuro (Tennis)

Gertrude E. Moulton Award
This award was established in 1945 by gifts from women graduates of Oberlin College majoring in physical education and friends of Dr. Gertrude Moulton. It is given to outstanding undergraduate women in the department who give promise of perpetuating the ideals, character, abilities, influence, and leadership skills which Dr. Moulton associated with her graduates.

Recipients - Courtney Konow (Track & Field) l Jane McIntyre (Swimming) l Ryann McChesney  (Soccer & Track and Field)

Gates-Karlgaard Award for Excellence in Wellness
This award was established in 2011 in recognition of the commitment to wellness and health promotion at Oberlin College by Linda Gates (Dean of Students, 2005-2011) and Joe Karlgaard, Ph.D. (Delta Lodge Director of Athletics and Physical Education, 2005-2011). The award recognizes student-athlete leaders for their accomplishments in promoting health and wellness on campus and/or in the greater Lorain County community. Recipients of this award have also displayed impressive strides toward improving their own personal health and the health of other members in the community. Moreover, they have demonstrated an exceptional dedication to wellness by making contributions and offering leadership that has furthered various wellness and health promotion efforts.

Recipient – Danielle Schrimmer (Club Sports)

B-W Outdoor Track & Field Teams Compete at 

Ohio Wesleyan Ron Althoff Invitational

DELAWARE, OH -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s and women’s outdoor track & field teams competed at the unscored Ohio Wesleyan Ron Althoff Invitational Meet today (Tuesday, May 15, 2012) in Delaware, Ohio. The meet is utilized as a “Last Chance” meet for athletes to hit or better their NCAA Division III national qualifying marks.

To qualify for NCAA Division III meet, both men and women’s running events must finish top 16 nationally, men’s field events must finsih top 20 nationally, and women’s field events must finish top 22 nationally.

Highlighting the meet for B-W was the men’s 4x100 relay team consisting of senior Mike Smith (Wintersville/ Indian Creek) and sophomores Shawn Cordes (Litchfield/ Medina Buckeye), Josiah Holt (Elyria/ Grafton Midview) and Kevin Johnson (Maple Heights/ Cleveland St. Ignatius) who finishing in first place as they crossed the finish line in a season-best time of 41.74 which ranks them 13th in NCAA Division III.

For the women, junior thrower Christina Perrine (Middleburg Heights/Midpark) led the way in the field events as she finished second in the discus with a throw of 44’5” and third in the hammer with a mark of 160’2”. Senior Leslie Purnell (Springfield/Catholic Central) placed fourth in the hammer with a season-best mark of 154’5”. Sophomore Victoria Brown (Berlin Heights/Western Reserve) finished second in the high jump clearing a height of 5’4.25”. Also freshman Nicole Christner (Minerva) finished fifth overall in the heptathalon with final score of 4,173 points.

In the running events for the women, junior Kaylan Lemon (Canton/ Perry) led the way as she finished first in the 200-meter dash in a season-best time of 25.01 seconds to rank 30th nationally in Division III. Lemon also finished fourth in the 100-meter dash as she crossed the finish line in a time of 12.35 seconds. Also, sophomore Brooke Hradisky (Aurora) finished in fifth in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a time of 12:22.72, and she finished sixth in the 800 meter dash as she crossed the finish line with a time of 2:17.72. Both times for Hradisky were season-best. Also junior Tess Hoogeveen (Westerville/South) finished sixth in the 3000 meter steeplechase with a season-best time of 12:22.80.

The final “last chance” meet takes place next week, on Friday, May 18 at North Central (Ill.) College for the Gregory Invitational in Naperville, Illinois.  The 2011 NCAA Division III National Championship Meet at Claremont-Mud-Scripps (Calif.) College in Claremont, California from May 24-26.