A Page -- May 7, 2010

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Strongsville's Lash, Euclid's Williams 

Canton Central Catholic's Brechun, 

Medina's Stucky, Kenston's Monroe 

seeking another OAC championship 

for The Berg today, tourney title next 

week 

May 7, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

TIFFIN – Heidelberg University is going after its fourth percentage championship in the Ohio Athletic Conference today in a doubleheader with Mount Union followed with its third straight OAC tourney title starting Monday, and several local Student/Athletes have been chief contributors to the Student Princes’ success.

Even a split with the Purple Raiders today would give the Berg another OAC title.

Strongsville High alumnus Jason Lash, who played on a state championship baseball team for the Mustangs, is having another great year for the Princes. Lash is ranked fourth in the team in hitting with a .389 batting average, which has him in the Top 10 in the OAC.

Lash

Lash has scored 39 runs, driven in 42, creamed 13 doubles, legged out three triples and blasted five home runs. He has also played a solid shortstop, committing only 10 errors in nearly 200 chances.

Williams

Euclid’s Elvin Williams has also been a .300 hitter for the Princes, hitting at a .317 clip with nine doubles and 35 runs scored.  Williams is also 1-0 in three starts on the mound.

 

Stucky

Medina's Branden Stucky has been a busy guy in a relief pitching role, despite having no saves and no decisions. Stucky has come out of the pen. He’s made 15 appearances, tossing 17 innings and getting the Berg out of the enough jams to sport the second-best ERA on the club, 2.55.

Brechun

Canton Central Catholic alumnus Willie Brechun is ranked second in the Ohio Athletic Conference in hitting with a .447 batting average and is among the league leaders with 53 RBIs and 72 hits. His 23 doubles lead the leagie.

Monroe

Kenston alumnus Alex Monroe is also among the team leaders in hitting with a .286 average and a baker’s dozen of extra-base hits.

Pennine United holding soccer 

tryouts now

May 7, 2010

Pennine United Premier Soccer Club (based in Lodi) is holding tryouts June 7-10 for U8-U18 boys and U8-U18 Girls. For more information go to www.penninesoccer.com or contact Graham Ford at 330-416-1212.


BENNIES ALUMNUS CORY 

PECORARO NAMED FIRST TEAM 

ESPN ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT


By Creg Jantz

CLEVELAND (May 7, 2010) - Case Western Reserve University junior designated hitter Cory Pecoraro (a Strongsville and Benedictine alumnus) has been named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV Baseball College Division First Team.  The announcement was made on the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) website today. 

  

Each of the six districts, comprised of NCAA Division II, III and NAIA schools has five players selected to the All-District first team.  Those first team selections are then eligible to be named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans, which will be announced later this month.

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ohn Parry boasted the longest tenure of any current of any Division I athletic director in Indiana.

Parry

Cleveland State University Names Interim AD

May 7

By Brian McCann

Cleveland - Cleveland State University has named John Parry as interim athletic director, effective May 10.  Parry will serve in that role, while the University continues its nationwide search to fill the position permanently.  Parry was formerly athletic director for Butler University in Indianapolis from 1990 to 2006.  Most recently, he has been working as a consultant in Indianapolis for various intercollegiate athletic programs.

"John was chosen because we believed that he will move the athletic program forward during his time here," said 
University President Ron Berkman. "We don't see this as a temporary caretaker position.  John will be able to accomplish important work while he is here."
 

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B-W Women's Tennis Defeats JCU 

in 
OAC Tournament Semifinals; 

Plays 
Otterbein in Title Match

Tomorrow

May 7

By  Nick Minerd
BEREA -- The top-seeded Baldwin-Wallace College women’s tennis team defeated rival and fourth-seeded John Carroll University, 5-0, today (Friday, May 7, 2010) in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. The Yellow Jackets have now won a school-record 14 matches in a row and advance to the OAC Championship match versusOtterbein College tomorrow morning.

With the win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 17-7 overall and look for their third OAC Title in four years versus Otterbein College at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday. The winner of the match earns an automatic berth to the Division III National Championship Tournament. Otterbein defeated Mount Union College, 5-1, in the other OAC semifinal match today. B-W defeated Otterbein, 5-4, in their regular season matchup last month in Berea.

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CVCA Alumna Amy Fisher named 

Academic All District by CoSIDA, 

ESPN

May 7

Amy Fisher (Streetsboro, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) earned First Team Academic All-District honors, SPN The Magazine and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced.

Fisher started all 36 games for Grove City this spring and hit .371. She led the team with 43 total hits, 14 extra-base hits, 62 total bases and 24 runs batted in. Fisher also led the team in slugging percentage (.534) and on-base percentage (.414). She also pitched in 11 games and posted a 1-2 record.

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B-W Track & Field Teams Compete 

at Toledo Tune-Up; Patrick Breaks 

B-W Shot Put Record

By Nick Minerd

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College men's and women's outdoor track & field teams competed at the unscored University of Toledo Tune-Up today (Friday, May 7, 2010) at the UT Varsity Track in Toledo. Highlighting the meet for B-W was a school-record shot put by senior All-American thrower Greg Patrick (Collins/Western Reserve).

Patrick won the shot put event with a mark of 55 feet, 10 and one-half inches to break his own school-mark set in late April. His throw also reached an automatic qualifying mark for the NCAA Division III Championship meet that will be hosted by B-W from May 27-29.


 

Avon Lake High alumna Christine 

Chiricosta earns first team All-MAC; 

honor makes her a "minority" as one 

of only three Americans on All-MAC 

teams; Akron native Steph Danesis 

makes second team

 May 7, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

CLEVELAND –Avon Lake native Christine Chiricosta was named to the All-Mid American Conference first team, earning the distinction as one of only two Americans to be named to the first team for women and one of only three Americans named to the All-MAC tennis teams, men and women combined.

Christine Chiricosta

Chiricosta

The MAC, based here, selects six men and six women to earn first-team, all-league honors. Out of those 12, the nations represented on the first team include Japan, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Serbia, Armenia, Puerto Rico, and Indonesia.

Toledo’s Martina Wodzinski, who lists Wayne, Ill, as her home town, joined Chiricosta on the gals’ first team.

Stephanie Danesis

Revere alumna Steph Danesis

Three Americans did make the second team, including Akron native Stephanie Danesis, who is playing in the NCAA tournament next weekend in Chicago with league champion Miami. Bulgaria, Egypt and Indonesia were also represented on the second team along with a couple gals from Indiana and Michigan.

Jogasuria

The University of Akron’s Angelina Jogasuria from Indonesia was named the freshman of the year while the Zips’ Zara Harutyunyan from Armenia was named the MVP.

Harutyunyan

The men had only one American on the second team.

Bowling Green’s No. 1 singles and doubles player, Chiricosta was 21-9 in singles play and 22-9 in doubles play this season. The 21 wins bring her career totals to 64-23 in singles play. Her 43 overall wins this year were best on the Falcons.

Danesis has been16-14 in singles and 21-6 in doubles play so far this season.


Uniontown's Kelsey Babos finishes 

18th at NCAA regional, named 

Catawba's Senior Student/Athlete of 

the Year

May 7, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

SALISBURY, NC -- Uniontown’s Kelsey Babos just completed a superb week here at Catawba College.

Babos, a Lake High grad who is one of three northeastern Ohioans on the women’s team and one of four in the entire golf program here, just finished 18th at the NCAA Division II regional, capping her college golf career, one in which she was named all-league four times.

In addition, she was named the female Senior Student/Athlete of the Year by the college, outdistancing all others playing athletics at the school in her class. She receive the school’s Lomax Award for this accomplishment.

In 2009, Babos and earned All-America and All-Southeast Region honors as a junior.  She competed at the 2009 NCAA II Nationals and became the first women’s golfer to break par for a tournament for the Indians.

Golf (W): Kelsey Babos

In addition, she was named the team MVP for golf this season.

Catawba hosted this year’s regional at the 6,094-yard, Par-71 Country Club of Salisbury.  Babos enjoyed her best round of the tournament on Tuesday with a 75.  She finished tied for 18th with a total of 233.

Mount Union Beat By John Carroll

5-3, at OAC Softball Tournament; 

Raiders Play Again at 5 today

May 7, 2010

By Lenny Reich

(ADA, OH)—Mount Union’s softball team suffered a 5-3 defeat to John Carroll in the opening game of the 2010 Ohio Athletic Conference Softball Tournament this morning in Ada, Ohio.

John Carroll used the long ball hitting homers in the first and third innings to take a commanding 5-0 lead.

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TALLMADGE'S KEEN NAMED UAA 

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AND FIRST 

TEAM WITH MULLINS

By Creg Jantz

CLEVELAND (May 7, 2010) - The University Athletic Association (UAA) announced its All-Association team for baseball this afternoon and five Case Western Reserve student-athletes made the list.  The announcement was made on the UAA website. 

Keen 

Junior third baseman Chad Mullins (Fredericksburg, OH) and freshman shortstop Matt Keen (Tallmadge, OH) were named to the first team and Keen was named the UAA's Rookie of the Year.  Junior catcher Steve Bills (Greensburg, PA), senior right fielder Phil Keefe (Newtonville, MA) and freshman first baseman Brett Ossola (Potomac, MD) made the second team.

Mullins batted .445 (1st in UAA) with five home runs, 50 runs batted in (1st in UAA) and 45 runs scored.   The junior has now been the top hitter on the team in each of his three seasons and his 69 hits (1st in UAA) and 18 doubles rank, fifth and 10th in the country. Also UAA Hitter of the Week on Apr. 13 and a UAA All-Tournament selection, Mullins' batting average was the highest for aCase Western Reserve player in over a decade (Gordon Daily, .463, 1999).  This is the second straight first team selection for the third baseman.

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Patterson

CVCA Alum Andrew Patterson named 

ESPN/CoSIDA Academic All District 

May 7

GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College junior baseball player Andrew Patterson (Akron, Ohio/Cuyahoga Valley Christian) earned ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) College Division Academic All-District honors Thursday from the region's sports information directors.

Patterson earned First Team honors in the infield. It is the second career Academic All-District citation for Patterson, a Second Team All-District in 2009.

Patterson has started at both shortstop and third base for Grove City this season and leads the team with 34 runs batted in. He is tied for second on the squad in hits (47), extra-base hits (12), total bases (68) and home runs (3) this year. Patterson is hitting .370 and leads the team with 127 at-bats.\

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B-W Men's Tennis Defeats Mount 

Union in OAC Tournament 

Semifinals; Plays ONU in Title 

Match Tomorrow


May 7, 2010

By Nick Minerd

BEREA -- The third-seeded Baldwin-Wallace College men's tennis team defeated rival and second-seeded Mount Union College, 5-3, in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals today (Friday, May 7, 2010) at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, Ohio. The Yellow Jackets advance to the OAC Championship match versus host Ohio Northern University tomorrow afternoon.

The Yellow Jackets improve to 19-4 overall and will look for the program's first tournament title since 2005 versus ONU at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. The winner receives an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III National Championship Tournament.  Mount Union ends its season at 17-3.

 

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