A Page -- Nov. 12 -- AM Edition


Two B-W Football Student/Athletes Named 

Capital One Academic All-District VII

BEREA, OHIO -- Two Baldwin-Wallace College football Student/Athletes, senior defensive back Matt Bowen (Tiffin/ Columbian) and junior quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon), have been named today (Friday, November 11, 2011) to the 2011 CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District VII team.  Both now qualify for the CAPITAL ONE National Academic All-America balloting.

"This is outstanding and indicative of two young men who have excelled both academically and athletically," said 10th-year Head Coach John Snell. "Both are excellent students first, team and campus leaders second and outstanding football players.  All of our younger student-athletes look up to them as role models.  The duo is accomplishing exactly what we want all of our young men to accomplish. We are extremely proud of each of them."

Bowen, an accounting and finance double major who carries a 3.69 grade point average, is a member of the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, was named first-team CAPITAL ONE Academic All-District IV as a junior and is a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society and Dean’s List. Last season, he also was named Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference, honorable mention All-OAC and as an OAC Defensive Player-of-the-Week. Through nine games this season, Bowen has started in every game and has recorded 20 tackles, including one and a half for loss, leads the team with 15 pass breaks and is second with three interceptions.  For his career, he has 103 tackles and five interceptions, including two that he has returned for touchdowns.

O’Rourke, an education major who carries a 3.65 grade point average, is having his best season as a collegian.  He is a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society and Dean’s List. O’Rourke has been the starting quarterback for the past two seasons and is serving as one of four team captains this season. After nine games, he has completed 123-of-212 passes for 1,524 yards with 12 TDs and eight interceptions. O’Rourke also has rushed for 38 yards and one TD. For his career, he has completed 242-of-425 passes for 56.9 percent for 3,037 yards with 28 TDs. O’Rourke has been twice selected as the OAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week.

The Yellow Jackets have a showdown with OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University in the Annual Battle for the Cuyahoga Gold Bowl Trophy on Saturday, November 12 on the Tressel Field at The George Finnie Stadium on Seniors’ and Parents’ Day at 1:30 p.m.

The B-W versus JCU game is being televised by SportsTime Ohio on Sunday, November 13 at 12:00 noon and on Monday, Nov. 14 at 6:00 a.m.  Fans also can listen to the game LIVE on campus radio station WBWC, 88.3 FM, and via the WBWC web site at www.wbwc.com. You also can follow all of the action via LIVE STATS at http://homepages.bw.edu/~stats/football/xlive.htm.

Olmsted Falls' Radigan, Fairless alumna 

Grooms named Academic All District

DELAWARE, Ohio—Mount Union senior setter Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) and junior defensive specialist Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) were named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District VII 

Women's Volleyball Teams as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Radigan was selected to the First Team while Gromes was a Second Team selection.


Gromes (L), Radigan (R)

A two-time Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection, Radigan carries a 3.93 grade point average as an intervention specialist major and serves as a member of Mount Union's Committee on Athletics and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

On the court, Radigan ranked second in assists per set in the OAC (10.1) and will finish her career second in school history (3,753). She has a team-best .303 hitting percentage and averaged 1.14 kills per set and 2.14 digs per set in leading the Purple Raiders to their first ever OAC title and second NCAA Tournament appearance.

A 2011 CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District IV Softball Second Team selection in the spring, Gromes carries a 3.86 grade point average as an engineering major and serves as a member of Mount Union's Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Alpha Phi Omega co-ed service fraternity.

On the court, Gromes averaged a team-best 4.48 digs per set to rank ninth in the OAC. She also had a team-best 35 service aces and was one of three Purple Raiders that played in every set this season (110).

The Capital One Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top Student/Athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. In order to be eligible for selection, a Student/Athlete must be a starter or key reserve and maintain at least a 3.30 grade point average.

As a first team selection, Radigan advances to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, which will be released later this month.

Sports Information Directors within a district vote for the Academic All-District teams with members of the CoSIDA Academic All-American committee voting on the national ballot. District VII includes every NCAA Division III institution in Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana.

Spartan Women Receive Second Regional Ranking, Lim Sisters Earn Highest Rankings in Program History

SKILLMAN, N.J. – The first Intercollegiate Tennis Association rankings of 2011-12 have been released, and the Case Western Reserve University women are regionally-ranked for just the second time in program history.

The Spartans, 3-0 during fall dual matches, are ranked No. 14 in a powerful Central Region.

In addition, junior No. 1 singles player Erika Lim (Fullerton, Calif./Fullerton Union) is ranked No. 2 in the singles poll – the highest individual ranking in program history. Erika and freshman sister Alexandra Lim are tabbed at No. 7 in doubles play – also a program-best.

"Much like our men, our women have come so far as a program," said Head Coach Todd Wojtkowski. "To get back into the regional rankings with such a young roster and to have Erika and Alexandra earn such high positions in the polls is truly a testament to how hard these women have worked. We are in a great position to make a run this spring."

Erika Lim was 8-3 during the fall and finished runner-up during the United States Tennis Association/ITA Central Region Championship. Erika Lim also earned University Athletic Association Player of the Week status on October 10.

The Lim sisters posted a 6-4 mark in fall action, including a 3-1 performance during the regional championship.

The Spartans' 11-woman roster consists of seven freshmen, two sophomores and two juniors.

Freshman Marianne Bonnano (Clayton, Ohio/Northmont) was second on the squad during the fall with seven singles wins (7-3 overall). Freshman Angie Korpusik(Campbell, Calif./Presentation) and junior captain Kathleen Evers (Cincinnati, Ohio/Mount Notre Dame) checked in at 6-2 and 6-3, respectively.

The Spartans open the 2012 portion of the schedule on Friday, February 10 versus Kenyon College at 7:30 p.m. in Gambier, Ohio. Case also plays North Carolina Wesleyan University that weekend in Gambier on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2:00 p.m

Nate Fahey, Jacob Roth each score two goals as St. Ignatius wins school’s fourth state title in soccer

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


COLUMBUS – St. Ignatius scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half to come from behind and win the school’s fourth state championship in soccer, 4-2, Friday night over Olentangy Liberty.

Down 2-1 after the first 40 minutes, Ignatius (21-1) wasted no time in tying it after the intermission, Nate Fahey taking a cross pass from Jacob Roth and burying it in the net, making it 2-2.


Just a couple minutes later, Roth found Matt Foldesy, who dribbled toward the net and then found Roth circling around, sending over a pass for Roth to nail it near the far post and a 3-2 Ignatius lead, the Wildcats’ first lead of the evening.

Olentangy scored first at 9:09 but Ignatius had none of it and scored less than a minute later to tie it, 1-1. Foldesy crossed to Fahey, who scored the Cats’ first goal of the game and only first-half tally.

Roth gained his second goal of the night off a corner kick by Foldesy that hit off David Mog and right to Roth, who tallied at 76:57 for an insurance goal.

Ignatius was the only Cleveland team to win on this day as Hawken lost in the Division III title match and Revere in the D-II championship contest.

Baldwin-Wallace College Wrestlers Defeat Cleveland 

Cross-Town Rival CWRU, 30-15, in Jamie Gibbs Debut

BEREA, OHIO -- The Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team defeated Cleveland cross-town and nonleague rival Case Western Reserve University, 30-15, tonight (Friday, November 11, 2011) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in first year head coach Jamie Gibbs debut.

The Yellow Jackets were led by freshman 174-pounder Tyler Blaine (Columbus/ Worthington Kilbourne) as he won by a technical fall in 3:59, 16-0.

In addition to Blaine, freshman 149-pounder Sam McIntosh (South Euclid/Brush) won by a major decision of 10-1 and sophomore 141-pounder Andrew Taylor (Columbus/Worthington Kilbourne) and won by a 7-4 decision.

Winning by forfeits was senior 133-pounder Jeremy Dombrady (Copley), freshman 165-pounder Alex Cahill (Westlake) and 174-pounder Sam Recinos (Mount Pleasant, S.C./Wando).

The Yellow Jacket grapplers are back in action next Saturday, Nov. 19 when they travel to Ashland to compete at the 17th Annual Harris Open. Action begins at 9:30 a.m.  The next home match is on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 against Cleveland cross-town and Ohio Athletic Conference rival John Carroll University at 7:30 p.m.

Following its trip to Ashland, the B-W grapplers will travel to Rochester, New York to compete in the Rochester Institute of Technology (N.Y.) Tournament on Saturday December, 3. Wrestling will begin at 9:30 a.m

'Berg Volleyball Falls to No. 5 Wittenberg 

in NCAA Second Round: Copley's Kimmie 

Dyer leads Witt charge with 13 kills

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-The No. 9 (American Volleyball Coaches Association)
Heidelberg University volleyball team was swept by No. 5 Wittenberg
 (25-23, 25-22, 25-16) today in the second round of the 2011 NCAA
Division III Volleyball Tournament at Van Noord Arena in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Despite the loss, the Berg (33-6, 9-0 Ohio Athletic Conference) finished its
season with the program's second consecutive 30-win campaign and third in
the last four years.


Wittenberg (33-3) advances to the regional semifinals to face the winner
between No. 1 Calvin (Mich.) College and No. 14 Hope (Mich.) College.

Junior setter Rachel Ferguson (Brighton, Mich./Brighton) recorded her sixth
double-double of the season and second of the NCAA tournament with a
match-high 18 assists and team-high 14 digs.

Junior two-time honorable mention right side hitter Jacki Street
(Grafton/Midview) paced the 'Berg offense with 10 kills and junior two-time
All-OAC middle hitter Marian Bevington (Celina/Parkway) added eight kills of
her own.

In addition to Ferguson on defense, senior two-time OAC player of the year
Jackie Reinhart (New Riegel) and freshman libero Tessa Benanzer (Fort
Loramie) tallied 13 digs and 10 digs, respectively.  Sophomore setter Alexa
Frank (Tiffin/Calvert) notched a team-high three blocks.

The Tigers were paced by Kimmie Dyer's match-high 13 kills and Hallie
Donathan's 15 assists on offense.  Christina Gilene dug a match-high 17
attacks and Dyer had a match-high four blocks on defense.


Case Reserve's Richard Doolin Named First-Team Capital One Academic All-District VII

CLEVELAND (University Circle) – Case Western Reserve University senior defensive end Richard Doolin (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) has been named to the 2011 Capital One Academic All-District VII Football Team announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A 2010 first-team Academic All-American, Doolin earns first-team Academic All-District honors for the second-consecutive season and advances to the Academic All-America ballot.

An accounting major with a 3.97 grade point average, Doolin is a three-year starter for a Spartan team that has gone 36-5 overall during his career heading into Saturday's 26th Annual "Academic Bowl" with Carnegie Mellon University (Pa.).

This season, Doolin has amassed 41 tackles, including eight for loss, with 2.5 sacks. He has recorded seven quarterback hurries and forced a fumble on a defensive unit that ranks ninth in the nation in rush defense (79.7 ypg) and 10th in scoring defense (11.7 ppg). The Spartans are the No. 1 team in the nation in defensive red zone efficiency, holding opponents to a .45 scoring rate with just 10 scores (seven touchdowns) in 22 trips inside the 20.

A three-time All-UAA selection and three-time Academic All-UAA performer, Doolin heads into Saturday's game having racked up 143 tackles with 31.5 for loss with 18 sacks.

The Spartans (8-1, 2-0 UAA) have won seven in a row and can clinch a fourth UAA Title in five seasons outright with a win at Carnegie Mellon. A victory would also give Case a shot at an at-large berth to the NCAA Playoffs.

The Capital One Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation's top Student/Athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. In order to be eligible for selection, a Student/Athlete must be a starter or key reserve and maintain at least a 3.30 grade point average.

Sports information professionals within a district vote for the Academic All-District teams with members of the CoSIDA Academic All-American committee voting on the national ballot. District VII includes every NCAA Division III institution in Ohio, Illinois and Indiana.

The release of the Capital One Academic All-America team is scheduled for December 6.

Since the program's inception, a total of 71 Case Western Reserve Student/Athletes have been named Academic All-American. During the past two years, 12 Spartans have received Academic All-America accolades.

Storm Football Closes out Season by Hosting Ashland on Senior Day/Veterans Appreciation Day

The 2011 season comes to a close on Saturday afternoon when Lake Erie hosts GLIAC foe Ashland at 1 p.m. The game marks the final contest for 27 Storm seniors who will be recognized before the game. Saturday will also mark Veterans Appreciation Day. All veterans and active military will be admitted free with proof of service and participate in a special halftime program.


Ashland University (6-4, 6-3 GLIAC) at
Lake Erie College Storm (2-8, 1-8 GLIAC)


When: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 at 1 p.m.
Where:  Jack Britt Memorial Stadium (3,000 capacity) in Painesville, Ohio (Directions)
Live Stats: http://livestats.prestosports.com/lakeerie  
TV/Internet Broadcast: None
Radio/Web Broadcast: ESPN 970 WFUN, Craig Deas (play-by-play) and Mark Richards (analyst)
Website: www.LakeErieStorm.com

  http://lakeerie.prestosports.com/multimedia/espn_970(1).bmp?max_height=36&max_width=104 LISTEN LIVE

QUICK NOTES: Lake Erie hosts Ashland in the season finale on Senior Day and Veterans Appreciation Day.  Prior to the game, Lake Erie will recognize its 27 seniors, including nine fifth-year seniors who were on the inaugural club team in 2007… In addition, all veterans and active military personnel will be admitted to the game free of charge with valid proof of service and will participate in a special halftime program coordinated with the Lake Erie V.E.T.S. program… the Storm snapped an eight game losing streak overall and a nine-game GLIAC slide with a 52-42 win at Tiffin on Saturday.  Freshman RB Rod Smith ran for a career-high 172 yards on 21 carries and rushed for three touchdowns, setting a school single-game record. He had 118 yards in the first half alone...  Senior QB Sean Bedevelsky ran for two touchdowns and threw for two as well.  It was the third time in his career he had two touchdowns rushing and passing in the same game and the 15th time he had at least one of each in the same contest... senior WR Brandon James caught seven passes for 95 yards. He now has 66 receptions and 765 yards receiving this season, most in a single season in LEC history... senior LB Gus Armbruster  had a game-high 14 tackles to lead the LEC defense, including 10 solo stops.


 Chapman (L), Armbruster (R)

Senior OLB Kevin Chapman had eight tackles, with 1.5 sacks... freshman DB Stacy Woodford intercepted his first career pass... the Storm rushed for a season-high 270 yards against Tiffin and did not attempt a punt in the game... Lake Erie allowed just 71 rushing yards against the Dragons, the fewest this year and just the second time the Storm defense surrendered less than 100 yards on the ground… Ashland was upset at home, 20-17, by Ohio Dominican last weekend, spoiling the Eagles' chances for a GLIAC South Division and conference championship and NCAA Division II playoff berth. The Eagles won last year’s meeting with the Storm at home.

Arbogast & Sykes Named Academic All-District

TIFFIN, Ohio-Heidelberg University senior offensive tackle Derrick Arbogast
(Tiffin/Calvert) and junior linebacker Craig Sykes (Centerburg) were named
to the Capital One Academic All-District VII first team, announced yesterday
by the College Sports Information Directors of America.

Abrogast (L), Sykes (R)

Arbogast, an Academic All-District selection a year ago, is an education
major who carries a 3.91 grade-point-average.  This season, he has anchored
an offensive line that has paved the way for 4,148 yards of total offense
(460.9 yards per game), which is 450 yards off the single-season team record
set in 2010.  In addition, the offense has allowed just eight sacks.
Arbogast, an honorable mention All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic
All-OAC selection last season, has started 29 of the last 30 games.
Arbogast is also a leader in several faith-based campus organizations.

Mount Union wins in first round of the NCAA 


ASTON, Pa.—The Mount Union volleyball team earned a thrilling 3-2 win over Lebanon Valley (Pa.) in an NCAA Tournament first round match at the Mirenda Center on the campus of Neumann University. With the 25-18, 25-20, 21-25, 22-25, 15-13 victory, the Purple Raiders (25-7) advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in program history.

Webb (L), Snyder (R)

Sophomore Taylor Webb (Geneva/Geneva) had a match-high 18 kills as five Purple Raiders recorded double-digit kills. Freshmen Nicole Snyder (Mentor/Lake Catholic) had 12 kills while junior Deanna Glass(Medina/Medina) and freshmen Maya Brown (Tiffin/Tiffin Columbian) and Melanie Patterson (Mentor/Lake Catholic) added 10 kills each for the Purple Raiders. Senior Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) ledMount Union with 53 assists.

The Purple Raiders displayed outstanding defense at the net, recording 13 blocks as a team and blocked countless other attacks that Lebanon Valley was able to keep in play. Radigan, Brown, Webb, and Glass all played a hand in the performance. Freshman Lauren Mastroine (Orrville/Orrville) had a career-high 37 digs for the Raiders. Junior Kristen Gromes (Navarre/Fairless) had 14 digs while Snyder and freshman Allison Insana(Cleveland/Villa Angela-Saint Joseph) each had 10 digs.

Lebanon Valley was led by Jamie Hawk with 15 kills and setter Kacey Mussleman had 49 assists. Angela Kuperavage (25 digs) and Sasha Birosik (21 digs) played key roles for the Dutchmen defense.

After winning the first two sets, Mount Union hit a slump and dropped the next two sets. Just as they did a week ago at Heidelberg, the Raiders refused to be defeated.

Lebanon Valley took a 1-0 lead in each of the first four sets and did the same in the final frame. A kill by Glass gave Mount Union a 3-2 lead, but the Dutchmen continued to battle and tied the match at 8-8 and again at 11-11.

After an attack error on the previous point, Snyder showed poise in recording a kill to go ahead 12-11. A bad set by Lebanon Valley was followed by another attack error by the Raiders to make it 13-12. Radigan then set Snyder up for her fourth kill of the set and the Raiders were a point away from advancing. Snyder's ensuing serve went out-of-bounds, giving Lebanon Valley life at 14-13. Mastroine received the serve and passed it to Radigan, who set for Webb. A pair of Lebanon Valley defenders jumped to block the attack, and one of them hit the net, giving Webb the kill and the match to Mount Union.



'Berg Grapplers Head to Michigan for Second Straight 


TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University wrestling team will make its second
trip to Michigan in as many weekends when it competes in the Michigan State
Open on Saturday, Nov. 12 in East Lansing.  The tournament is slated for 9

Last weekend, the Student Princes-wrestling against several NCAA Division I
schools-placed 20th of 24 teams at the Eastern Michigan Open before
suffering a 31-12 setback in their dual match opener against Olivet (Mich.)
College on Tuesday.

Despite the loss to Olivet, junior 149-pounder Andrew Johnson
(Weston/Ostego), sophomore 157-pounder Justin Wharton (Oregon/Clay) and
sophomore 184-pounder Jason Russell (Columbus/West) each posted victories.

Following Saturday's competition, the Berg will compete in split-squad
action next weekend at the Ashland Open and Olivet Duals.

Mike Harling Named Men’s Soccer Second-Team All-OAC

TIFFIN, Ohio—Heidelberg University senior forward Mike Harling (Manchester, England/Holy Cross) was named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference men’s soccer second team, announced today by the OAC office.  The all-conference accolade is the second of his career.


This season, Harling appeared in 16 matches, scoring one goal.


In 53 career matches, including 48 starts, Harling totaled 29 points on 12 goals and five assists.


As a junior in 2010, Harling earned first-team All-OAC honors.


Harling is expected to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in public relations.


Oberlin Swimming Finishes Day One of Veale Classic

Cleveland, Ohio- The Oberlin College men’s and women’s swimming teams wrapped up day one of Veale classic on Friday, when they both faced Wooster. The women lost the meet with a score of 148-56, while the men won 129-100.
Head coach Mark Fino highlighted that Jebran Haddad’s performance in the 100 breast stroke and said that he swam his best race of the young season, and is excited for his development as the season progresses. He felt that the win sparked the Yeomen and helped them to victory. The men’s win against Wooster is the first of Fino’s career, and the first time they have won since 1997.
Fino thought both his teams raced very well and he was pleased with both the men and the women. He thought that the men had a great team effort, as many Yeomen contributed to their win. He described his team as having “grit” and thought that both teams had a great day.
The women will swim at 11 a.m. tomorrow against the loser of Case and John Carroll, while the men will swim at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow in the championship match against the winner of Case and Carroll.

Oberlin hosting regional today

Oberlin – The Oberlin College cross country teams are playing host to the 2011 NCAA Great Lakes Regional Championship Meet on Saturday, November 12.

The women’s 6K race and the men’s 8K race will feature 39 teams from across the region.

Highlighting the field in the women’s race is Calvin College in Grand Rapids Michigan. The Knights have won the last four Great Lakes Regionals and enter Saturday’s race as No. 9 in the country and first in the region.

Hope College, who defeated Calvin at the MIAA Conference Championship meet, checks in 13th in the country. Ohio Northern follows in 17th while the host Yeowomen are 18th in the nation after an impressive performance at NCAC Championships.

Like the women, the Knights of Calvin come in as the highest ranked men’s team at No. 4 in the country. They have won the last 15 Great Lakes Regionals and 17 of the last 18. The last time the Knights didn’t win the event was in 1995 when the Wabash College Little Giants claimed the title.

The Little Giants have a chance to shock the world again as they come in ranked second in the Great Lakes and 22nd in the country following their win at the NCAC Championships.  Manchester College (Indiana) rounds out the list of nationally ranked schools at 35th in the country.

All of the action will get underway at 11 a.m. from the Oberlin College woodchip trail.