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Falcon Student/Athletic 

Report

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WRAP-UP:  NDC went 26-27 in the 2010 season, scoring 301 runs (5.8 per game) while yielding 218 (4.2). The Falcons batted .318 (462-for-1,452), with 64 doubles, a program-record 12 triples and 23 home runs. In the circle, NDC posted a 3.44 ERA.  Notre Dame collected 29 stolen bases; foes swiped 39 against the Falcons.

 

SPLITS-VILLE: Notre Dame closed out the season with a 14-6 record at home, a 5-12 record on the road and a 6-9 mark in neutral-site games.  Other splits from the Falcons’ now completed 2010 season: 3-15 in one-run games; 21-8 when scoring first; 1-3 in extra-inning games; longest winning streak - 10 games; longest losing streak - 7.

Mallory Harder

Uniontown's Mallory Harder 

 

BY THE NUMBERS: The Falcons set the following individual and team records in 2010: 

Individual: at-bats-Mallory Harder, 167; runs scored-Charisse Colston, 58.  hit by pitch-Christine Kasidonis, 5; Candace Shofar-sacrifice hits, 24 … Team: triples; 12, hit by pitch, 19; sacrifice hits, 47. 

Candace Shofar

Padua alumna Candy Shofar

 

SITUATIONAL STARS: Harder, Melissa Dykes, and Ashley Harbarger all hit above .400 with runners in scoring position this season.  Dykes hit.453 (29-for-64) on the season with runners in such situations to lead the Blue & White. As a team, the Falcons hit .315 (175-for-555) with runners on second or third.

Melissa Dykes

Melissa Dykes 

 

SOARING OUT OF THE GATE: The Falcons were successful in the early innings of ball games this season.  Notre Dame outscored opponents, 62-40, in the first inning and 58-28 in the second.  NDC’s worst inning was the fifth, in which the Falcons were outscored, 55-42.

 

 

TRACK & FIELD

 

INDY 15:  The Notre Dame Track & Field team will have 15 athletes compete in the 2010 NAIA Outdoor Track & Field National Championships, May 27-29.  The meet will be held in Marion, Ind., and be hosted by Indiana Wesleyan University. For the NDC contingent, eight men and seven women head to Marion looking perform well on a national stage.  Race walker Mike Mannozzi (Youngstown, Ohio) headlines the Falcon-15; the senior athlete will be looking to pull off the indoor/outdoor sweep in race walking when he competes in the 5,000-meter event at the outdoor championships.

 

NOTABLE:  Last year, the Falcon women placed 21st at the outdoor nationals, which marks the best finish in program history.  The NDC men finished 44th a year ago, when the season-ending event was held in St. Louis. Both programs have shown steady improvement in recent years: In 2008, the Falcon women placed 23rd; they finished 42nd in 2007. The men earned a 57th-place finish in 2008 and a 61st-place finish in 2007.  Sixty-seven teams competed in the NAIA Outdoor Championships last year.

 

QUOTABLE: “We are proud of the season all of our athletes have had and really look forward to this weekend’s meet,” said Head CoachRico Franklin. “All of our men and women that will be traveling for next week’s meet have put in the time, effort and energy to be a part of a great season finale. We have been anticipating this meet all year and look forward to a great meet.”

 

 

WOMEN’S LACROSSE

 

MORSE TABBED AS DII ALL-STAR:  Notre Dame’s Jenn Morse has been selected to compete in the Division II North-South Senior All-Star Game. The game, to be played June 12 in Downington, Pa., will feature top senior players from around the nation who played at programs affiliated with NCAA Division II or NAIA. The game is part of the Champions’ Cup Tournament, a three day (June 11-13) tournament hosted by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association. Morse was tabbed as a selection for the all-star contest by the tournament’s Games Committee. As a senior attacker for Head Coach Torrey McGowan and the Falcons in 2010, Morse came through with her best season in four years on College Road. The Brampton, Ont., native scored a team-high 51 goals and garnered as many draw controls (51) in NDC’s 11-5 campaign.

Jennifer Morse

Jen Morse

 

 

WRESTLING

 

TWO FALCON FROSH HONORED BY AMATEUR WRESTLING NEWS: Two of Notre Dame’s 10 NAIA All-Americans were tabbed byAmateur Wrestling News as members of the magazine’s prestigious All-Rookie Team.  John Bittenger (East Liverpool, Ohio) and Orlando Scales (Cincinnati, Ohio) were named to the team, which is comprised of athletes from a talent pool that includes four affiliations incollegiate wrestling -- NCAA-I, II and III, NAIA and junior colleges.


John Bittenger

Bittenger


Only six wrestlers in each of the sport’s 10 weight classes made the list.  Bittenger (174 pounds), who went 18-6 on the season and placed seventh at the 2010 NAIA National Championship Tournament, earned the No. 6 spot at 174 on the AWN All-Rookie Team.  Scales (HWT) went 27-4 en route to a runner-up finish at the national tournament; he was named the No. 2 freshman in the nation on the AWN list.


Free Soccer Clinic  

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The AC Milan Soccer Clinic is free and open to coaches and parents with limited space. Reservations for the clinic are currently being accepted by emailing Kevin Lawless at klawless@clevelandsports.org or by calling 216-621-0600.  Below is a tentative schedule for the clinic:

 

AC Milan Soccer Clinic Schedule:

 

Thursday, July 1st:
2:00 PM            Welcome and Presentation

                        Individual Orienteering Technique (Methods: Global, Analytic, Global in Situation)

 

Friday, July 2nd:
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM       Non Possession Tactics (Theory & Practical Exercises)

                                    Theory Applications in Tactical Training

 

2:30 PM – 6:00 PM         Ball Possession Tactics (Theory & Practical Exercises)

                                    Integration of Tactical Training and Physical Preparation

 

Saturday, July 3rd:
9:00 AM – 12:30 PM       Training Tactical Mind

-          The Shadow Match

-          Psychocinetic Development

-          Practical Exercises

 

The New Frontiers of Training

-          The Visualization

 

 

 
                                        

 

The AC Milan Soccer Clinic is part of the 2010 Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival and the AC Milan Continental Cup, one of the fastest growing international youth soccer tournaments in the nation. Now in its fifth year, the tournament continues to grow at a rapid pace from 36 participating teams in its inaugural year in 2006 to over 130 in 2009. The 2010 AC Milan Continental Cup is estimating that 160 teams (U9–U19) from around the world will participate in the tournament scheduled from July 1-4 at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby , Ohio and Laurel School Butler Campus in Russell Township . International teams registered to participate in 2010 include those from Antigua and Barbuda , Barbados , Bermuda , Brazil , Cameroon , Canada , Colombia , India , Libya ,Nepal , Nigeria and Puerto Rico .

 

The Cleveland Clinic Sports Health International Youth Sports Festival is one of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission’s annual proprietary events combining competitive international sports with cultural exchange, entertainment, attractions, shopping and exciting activities. This summer, the Festival will be comprised of three sports including the AC Milan Continental Cup (soccer), Cleveland Charities Continental Cup (baseball) and the newly added Cleveland Cavaliers Continental Cup (basketball). Soccer tournament play will take place at Lost Nation Sports Park in Willoughby , and Laurel School Butler Campus in Russell Township . Baseball tournament play will take place at Euclid Memorial Park in Euclid , with the final championship game to be held at Progressive Field. Basketball tournaments will be played at Gilmour Academy in Gates Mills.

 

For more information, please visit www.continental-cup.com


Three Yellow Jackets Named 


to 2010 Academic All-OAC 


Softball Team; Brunswick's


Coyne, Hinckley's Davis,


Strongsville's Resek make 


the grade on diamond and 


with the books


By Nick Minerd


BEREA -- Three standout Baldwin-Wallace College student-athletes, senior third baseman Megan Coyne (Brunswick/ LaGrange Keystone), junior catcher Tanya Davis (Hinckley/ Medina Highland) and junior first baseman Katrina Resek (Strongsville), have been named to the 2010 Academic All-Ohio Athletic Softball Team. The trio helped B-W to a 23-17 overall record this spring.

Coyne

Coyne and Davis were named to the Academic All-OAC squad and Resek received honorable mention accolades. Davis is a repeat Academic All-OAC choice and Coyne and Resek are making the team for the first time.

Coyne, who recently graduated with a 3.357 grade point average in human resources management, starred at third base for the Yellow Jackets for three seasons after beginning her collegiate career across town at Notre Dame College (of Ohio).

At the plate this season, Coyne batted .317 (38-for-120) with 28 runs scored, nine doubles, one triple, six homeruns, 30 runs batted-in and four stolen bases in four attempts. She also had a .900 fielding average.  For her career, Coyne hit .332 (142-for-428) with 104 runs scored, 40 doubles, seven triples, 17 homers, 105 RBI and 13 steals in 14 attempts. In the classroom, Coyne once earnedDean's List honors while at B-W.

Davis

Davis, who carries a 3.92 grade point average in pre-physical therapy and athletic training, is en route to being the best player in Yellow Jacket softball history.

At the plate this season, Davis batted .409 (52-for-127) with 27 runs scored, nine doubles and a team-leading seven homers and 39 RBI. Davis also stole eight bases in nine attempts, had a fine .987 fielding average with just two errors in 153 total chances and led the team with a .646 slugging and .434 on-base average.  After three seasons, Davis has a .404 career batting average (160-for-396) with 109 runs scored, 42 doubles, five triples, 16 homers, 117 RBI, 26 steals in 30 attempts and a .978 fielding average.

In the classroom, Davis is a Dean's List student, a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies and a Jacket Scholar. She has twice been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV team, including being a first-team pick this year and currently listed on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ballot.  Davis also is a member of both COAST (College Association of Student Prainers) and the B-W Pre-Physical Therapy Club.

Resek



Resek, who carries a 3.58 grade point average in sports medicine and exercise science, made a smooth transition from shortstop, where she started as a freshman and sophomore, to first base this spring.

At the plate this season, Resek batted .315 (35-for-111) with 20 runs scored, three doubles, three triples, three homers, 18 RBI and seven stolen bases in seven attempts. In the field, she recorded a .983 fielding average.  After three seasons in the Brown & Gold, Resek is hitting .306 (117-for-382) with 69 runs scored, 17 doubles, seven triples, six homers, 55 RBI and 26 steals in 30 attempts. She also has .956 career fielding, .435 slugging and .353 on-base averages. In the classroom, Resek is a Dean's List student, a member of the Alpha Lambda and Chi Sigma Alpha honor societies and a Jacket Scholar.

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The ace of the Yellow Jacket pitching staff had a 4-4 record this season with 32 strikeouts in a team-leading 59 and one-third innings of work. He made nine appearances, all starting assignments, with six complete games and one shutout. He walked just four batters this season.  For his career, Novak made 34 appearances, including 22 starts, with nine complete games. He had a 9-10 record with 72 strikeouts in 159 and two-third innings pitched.

In the classroom, Novak is a Dean's List student, a member of the Alpha Lambda, Chi Alpha Sigma and Dayton C. Miller honor societies and a Jacket Scholar. In addition to being Academic All-OAC, he is a two-time ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV selection, including this spring as a first-team choice. He currently appears on the national ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America ballot.  This spring, Novak received the Leadership Award at the annual Student-Athlete Awards Dinner at the College. He additionally has received the Guy Fisher Award for Academic Excellence in 2008 and is a member of the Accounting & Investment Club.
Cowling

Cowling, who carried a 3.55 grade point average in sports medicine and pre-physical therapy and would like to enter the field of physical therapy or athletic training, was named Academic All-OAC for the first time in his career. He played his second season of baseball at the College after transferring to B-W from NCAA Division II Ashland University.

In one junior varsity and two varsity seasons, Cowling batted .305 (54-for-177) with 26 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, two homeruns, 32 runs batted-in and two stolen bases in three attempts. As a senior, he had his best season as a collegian as he batted .300 (36-for-120) with 16 runs scored, seven doubles, one triple, two homers, 24 RBI and a steal.

In the classroom, Cowling was a Dean's List student, a member of the Chi Sigma Alpha Honor Society and a Jacket Scholar.

Latest Round of Mount 

Recruits; Green's Gironda 

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Green High School Senior Vito Gironda to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Green High School senior Vito Gironda has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Gironda, a 6-0, 170-pound defensive back, a three-year letterwinner for coach Tom Stacy at Green High School.

Gironda plans to study in Mount Union's new Civil Engineering program and is the son of Ralph and Debbie Gironda of Uniontown.

Warren Harding High School Senior Scott Manusakis to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Warren Harding High School senior Scott Manusakis has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Manusakis, a 5-10, 205-pound tight end/long snapper, was a four-year letterwinner who was an co-captain and Trumbull County All-Star for coach DJ Dota at Warren Harding High School.

Manusakis plans to study Biology and Education and is the son of Nick and Sue Manusakis of Warren.

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Cambridge High School Senior Kyle Cox to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Cambridge High School senior Kyle Cox has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Cox, a 6-0, 240-pound defensive end, was a three-year letterwinner who was an all-district and all-league selection for coach Rick Goodrich at Cambridge High School.  In his senior year, he had 55 tackles, 10 for loss, with 3.5 sacks.

Cox plans to study Sport Business and is the son of Kevin and Linda Jones of Cambridge.

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Cypress Lake (FL) High School Senior Emmanuel Casimir to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Cypress Lake (FL) High School senior Emmanuel Casimir has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Casimir, a 5-10, 160-pound defensive back, was a four-year letterwinner for coach Michael Thornton at Cypress Lake High School.

Casimir plans to study Biology and is the son of Sergio and Elda Casimir of Ft. Myers, FL.

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Medina Buckeye High School Senior Kelton Keller to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Medina Buckeye High School senior Kelton Keller has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Keller, a 6-3, 260-pound defensive end, was an All-Ohio, two-time all-district and four-time all-conference selection for coach Billy Burke at Medina Buckeye High School.

Keller plans to study Business and is the son of Tom and Cathy Keller of Valley City, Ohio.

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Bishop Ready High School Senior Justin Moore to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Bishop Ready High School senior Justin Moore has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Moore, a 6-1, 275-pound offensive lineman, was an all-district and all-conference selection for coach Larry Wolf at Bishop Ready High School in Columbus.

Moore is an undeclared major and the son of Craig and Linda Moore of Orient, Ohio.

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Wren (SC) High School Senior Chris Perdomo to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Wren (SC) High School senior Kelton Keller has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Perdomo, a 6-3, 180-pound wide receiver, was an all-region and all-area selection that holds five school records for coach Jeff Tate at Wren High School.

Perdomo plans to study Health and is the son of Juan and Patricia Perdomo of Easley, SC.

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Columbiana High School Senior Kenny Shea to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Columbiana High School senior Kenny Shea has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Shea, a 6-1, 218-pound linebacker, was an all-district and all-league selection for coach Robert Spaite at Columbiana High School.  This past season he led the team with 112 tackles, 11 of those for a loss with three sacks.

Shea plans to study Criminal Justice and is the son of Breen and Julie Shea of Columbiana.

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North Hills (PA) High School Senior Anthony Chiappetta to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—North Hills High School senior Anthony Chiappetta has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Chiappetta, a 5-6, 150-pound kicker, was an all-conference selection who converted 60-of-62 extra points and 16-of-18 field goals for coach Jack McCurry at North Hills High School.

Chiappetta plans to study Health and Physical Education and is the son of Anthony and Diane Chiappetta of
Pittsburgh.

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Thousand Oaks (CA) High School Senior John Davis to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Thousand Oaks High School senior John Davis has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Davis, a 5-9, 165-pound long snapper, was an a three-time team special teams MVP for coach Michael Leibin at Thousand Oaks High School.

Davis plans to study in Mount Union's new Mechanical Engineering program and is the son of William and Liette Davis of Thousand Oaks, CA.

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Granville High School Senior Tyler Link to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—Granville High School senior Tyler Link has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Link, a 6-0, 200-pound defensive back, was an two-time All-Ohio, all-district and an all-league selection for coach J.R. Wait at Granville High School.

Link plans to study Education and is the son of Terry and Debbie Link of Granville.


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John Adams (IN) High School Senior Zachary Crowell to Play Football at Mount Union

(ALLIANCE, OH)—John Adams (IN) High School senior Zachary Crowell has committed to attend Mount Union and compete on the football team this Fall.

Crowell, a 6-0, 230-pound linebacker, was an all-state and two-time all-conference selection for coach Frank Amato at John Adams High School.  As a senior he tallied 91 tackles.

Crowell plans to study Biology/Pre-Med and is the son of Steve Crowell and Sara Hake of South Bend, IN.
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