A Page -- Nov. 30, 2010

Emily Infeld is now a 2010 NCAA Division I Cross Country Runner-Up.
Emily Infeld

Beaumont alumna Emily Infeld is 

now a six-time All American after 

finishing second in the nation, 

leading Georgetown to fourth-

place national finish

Nov. 30, 2010

By Norm Weber

Editor

Student/Athlete-Cleveland

WASHINGTON - In just her junior season on the Hilltop, Beaumont alumna Emily Infeld is now a six-time All-American and the 2010 NCAA Division I Runner-Up, leading Georgetown’s cross country team to a fourth-place national finish in Terre Haute, Ind.

The University Heights native was just inched out by ,Big East rival  Sheila Reid for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship individual crown, missing the coveted top honor by a paltry 2.3 seconds.

Infeld’s second place nation finish time was 20:09.2. The national runner-up finish was the highest ever by a Georgetown University cross country runner.

Her efforts spurred on quite a jump for the Hoyas, who finished only 21st last year.

The fourth-place team achievement was also made possible in part by the efforts of Hoya freshman Maddie Chambers, a Westlake native and Magnificat alumna.

Chambers

Chambers was the fourth scorer in on the team, crossing the line in 20:47.6. Chambers ran in a tight pack behind teammates Emily Jones and Renee Tomlin. They took 29th, 32nd and 38th overall to garner enough points to slide into the No. 4 spot.

Only champion Villanova, Florida State and Texas Tech finished ahead of Infeld’s and Chambers’ Hoyas.


Mags' Fischer twins close out 

freshman cross country season

at Xavier with collegiate career-

best finishes

Nov. 30, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

CINCINNATI-- Twins Abby and Clare Fischer, both Magnificat alumnae, finished their freshman seasons at Xavier University on a high note complete with their collegiate bests.

Clare Fischer

Clare Fischer

The Fischer twins ran for the Muskateers at the Division I Great Lakes Regional, closing out the season with their personal bests at Xavier. Clare was the second runner and scorer in for the Muskeeters, taking 104th in the region with a time of 22:48 (in a 6K), bettering her 23:17 she ran at the Princeton Invitational a month earlier,

Abby Fischer

Abby Fischer

Keeping up with the basic idea of the sport by running in packs, Abby not only kept right on the tail of someone with the same uniform colors but also with almost the same facial features, crossing the line not too far behind Clare as the third runner in for the Muskateers, collecting 118th-place points, 11 seconds behind the look-alike, and a career-best time of 22:59, shaving.29 second off the time she ran at Princeton.

Nick Kobunski

Nick Kobunski

Also A freshman at Xavier, Nick Kobunski, a St. Ignatius alumnus, finished 181st for the Xavier men, who finished in 14th place, the highest ever for the school,. Kobunski finished in 34:37.23 (in a 10K).

Redshirt freshman Jessica Zangmeister

Fairview's Jessica Zangmeister

Fairview's Jessica Zangmeister 

closes out red-shirt freshman 

season as one of top two runners 

for Indiana State; transfer from

UK already bearing some fruits

Nov. 30, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

Fairview High alumna Jessica Zangmeister has found her transfer from the University of Kentucky to Indiana State University this fall to be well worth it so far, based on her decent showing at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Regionals.

Zangmeister, who twice had the highest finish by a Fairview High runner (boys or girls) since 1946 and was an eight-time all-Ohioan while running for the Warriors, saw limited time last year in Lexington, getting shelved most of the season with injuries and lineup entrenchments. However, as a red-shirt freshman this season, Zangmeister had a whole other experience, qualifying to regionals with her team and coming in as the Sycamores’ second scorer.

Zangmeister

While the team did not do as well as expected after strong Hoosier Invitational and Missouri Valley Conference Meet showings. Zangmeister still finished in 91st overall out of 231 runners, so she did finish in the upper 40 percent in her first try.

Zangmeister finished 20th at the MVC Meet.

Last month ISU hosted one of the largest meets in the country, the 1,600-runner Pre Nationals. Among all those Student/Athletes, Zangmeister finished 181st in the women’s race. She was the second runner in for the Sycamores.

CVCA alumnus Brad Adams

Brad Adams, a freshman from Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, is on the men’s team at ISU. Adams won the 5K Open race at the Sycamore Pride Meet hosted by the school earlier in the season.

The Hudson native finished in 17:17.3

Cleveland State's men's hard 

courters, still unscathed at 8-0, 

travel to Cheese State; Vikes first 

D-I team to reach 8 W's

Nov. 30, 2010

By Brian McCann

Cleveland State continues its five games in 11 days stretch when the Vikings head to the state of Wisconsin to open Horizon League play with a pair of games this week.  CSU opens the trip by playing at Green Bay on Thursday, Dec. 2 beginning at 7:00 p.m. CST (8:00 p.m. in Cleveland) in the Resch Center.

The Vikings carry a school-record 8-0 mark into the contest after upending Robert Morris, 58-53, last night to become the first Division I team to win eight games this year.

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Medina's Matt Latarski rolls 

900 series; three-time 

perfection is only 17th in 

bowling history

Medina native Matt Latarski rolled a 900 series at Rosalind Lanes.

He rolled three perfect 300 games Saturday night to achieve the 900 series. 

Latarski's  900 series is only the 17th time the feat has been achieved in the.history of all of bowling in the world (or at last the US) and only the first time it has ever been achieved in Cleveland (Greater Cleveland area). 

BOWLING HONOR ROLL


 Amateur Cleveland USBC Bowling Association honor scores through 11/29/10

 

Format: Bowler, Hometown, Date, Bowling Center

 

    300 Games

George Kasidonis Jr., Cleveland, 11/24, Buckeye Lanes;

Kenneth Digby, Berea, 11/26, Buckeye Lanes;

George Tapocsi, Cleveland, 11/26, Buckeye Lanes;

Matt Latarski, Medina, 11/26, Roseland Lanes;

Matt Latarski, Medina, 11/26, Roseland Lanes 2nd;

Matt Latarski, Medina, 11/26, Roseland Lanes 3rd;

Tim Jones, Brunswick, 11/26, Cloverleaf Lanes;

  

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Pins by Woodridge alum Andrew 

Scavuzzo, VASJ grad Joe Georgian 

impetus for B-W taking fire, breath 

out of Dragons

November 30, 2010

BEREA -- Pins by Andrew Scavuzzo (Cuyahoga Falls/ Woodridge) and Joe Georgian (Eastlake/ Villa Angela-St. Joseph) allowed for the Baldwin-Wallace College wrestling team to defeat NCAA Division II Tiffin University, 30-18, tonight (Tuesday, November 30, 2010) in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium in the Lou Higgins Center in Berea.  With their win, the Yellow Jackets improve to 3-3 overall.

Scavuzzo (L) and Georgian

Heavyweight Ryan Jones (Uniontown/ Lake) won by a decision of 11-5 to open up the match.

Lake's Jones (L) and Copley alum Dombrady (R)

Senior 125-pounder Jeremy Dombrady (Copley) followed him as he won by a forfeit to give B-W an early 9-0 lead. Junior 141-pounder Grant Steward (Columbus/ Worthington Kilbourne) was the next Yellow Jacket winner when he won by a 10-7 decision to extend the B-W lead to 12-6.

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Ignatius alum Mark Sullivan named an ESPN Academic All-American; joins Mount's Alex Ferrara and Case Reserve's Joey Baum as dual nationally honored Student/Athletes prepped at local Jesuit high schools

Mark Sullivan

TOWSON, Md. -- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Tuesday that Kenyon College senior defensive lineman Mark Sullivan (Mentor, OH/St. Ignatius) was named to the ESPN Academic All-America first team. With the announcement, Sullivan became the first player in program history to earn the lofty honor in consecutive seasons.

He is joined by Jesuit brothers Joey  Baum and Alex Ferrara (both Walsh Jesuit alumni playing football at local colleges) on the Academic All American team.

(Note: See the Nov. 23 A Page at Student/Athlete-Cleveland for the stories on Baum and Ferrara ):


Sullivan was one of just four defensive lineman selected to the first team, which included nominees from all NAIA and all NCAA Division II and III institutions. He was one of just five repeat selections to the team and one of only four first-team players with a perfect 4.00 grade point average. So impressive were his credentials, they led Sullivan to a third-place finish in Academic All-America Player of the Year voting.

Sullivan maintains his prefect grade point average while majoring in biology. Based on contributions to the academic, athletic, and extracurricular life of the College, Sullivan entered this season as Kenyon's recipient of the Elmer A. Graham Endowed Scholarship and the Eppa Rixey Memorial Scholarship. He's worked as a biology teaching assistant and lead tutor, as well as a tutor in the Math and Science Skills Center. He's also been involved with Relay for Life and volunteered time as a Eucharistic minister.

On the field, Sullivan led Kenyon and ranked third among all players in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) with 13.5 tackles for losses. Over the past four years, he's tallied a total of 37.0 tackles for losses, the second-best career total in program history. Sullivan completed his final year of play at Kenyon with 55 tackles, including three-and-a-half quarterback sacks.

Just named to the All-NCAC team for the second-straight season, Sullivan is the seventh player in Lords' history to be named an Academic All-American. Prior to collecting his first national award last season, he was the first to earn the honor since Mark Foran did so in 2000.

Rocky River High alum Richard 

Pattison named first-team 

Academic All American for 

second straight year

(TOWSON, Md.) – Senior punter Richard Pattison (Rocky River, Ohio) of the Carnegie Mellon University football team repeated as a first team member on the 2010 ESPN Academic All-America Football Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).  J

Richard Pattison

Pattison

Pattison has a 3.88 GPA and is a chemical engineering major.  The senior ranked nationally all season in punt average, while ending the season with an average of 40.1 yards per punt on 43 punts. During his career, he placed 34% of his punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and had a career-long of 68 yards last season at Kenyon.  The Rocky River, Ohio native is a member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Society.

Garrettsville Native Rob Carlisle Named ESPN First Team Academic All-America
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MEADVILLE, Pa. – Tight end Rob Carlisle capped a marvelous senior campaign with one of the most prestigious honors in collegiate sports. On Wednesday, Carlisle was named ESPN First Team Academic All-America in recognition for his rare combination of outstanding academic achievement and athletic ability.
Garfield alum Rob Carlisle
 
Carlisle, who holds a 3.95 cumulative grade point average, majors in Biochemistry with a minor in Economics. In addition to his outstanding credentials in the classroom, he is a three-year starter for the Blue and Gold having appeared in 29 consecutive games.

Carlisle was easily one of the league’s biggest break-out stars this season and closed the year as the top tight end in the North Coast Athletic Conference. He garnered First Team All-Conference accolades after finishing the slate with 41 catches and 461 yards, both tops in the circuit at his position. His presence as a blocker and a receiver enabled Allegheny to finish third in the NCAC in total offense while ranking second in red-zone scoring and third in rushing.

St. Joe's  alumna/Westlake 

resident Kelly Gallagher jumps 

21 spots from a year ago to earn 

all-region honors

Nov. 30, 2010

 By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

 St. Joseph Academy alumna Kelly Gallagher jumped 21 spots from the place she finished at last year’s crosc country regional meet.

 Gallagher

Gallagher moved from 50th last year for Allegheny College to 29th this year to earn all region honors and at the NCAA Division III meet at Slippery Rock.

Stancik

Chagrin Falls High alum Katie Stancik finished 68th in the same race for Allegheny. The finish was uncharacteristic for Stancik, who has run much better throughout her career with the Gators.

Former Jaguar Kelly Heilman led 

Kenyon's volleyball team in 

setting; Bay native finished

fourth in NCAC

Nov. 30, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor

Normweber@studentathletecleveland.com

GAMBIER – St. Joseph alumna Kelly Heilman led Kenyon’s volleyball team in setting with eight and a half assist per game, which was good enough to finish in fourth place in the Westlake-based North Coast Athletic Conference this year.

Heilman

The Bay Village native was also third on the team in digs with 192 and led the Ladies in service aces with 41.

Chardon High alum Crystal Pirus led Kenyon in digs with 404, an average of better than four per game.

MAC BASKETBALL TODAY

OU travels to Beltway to battle one of three DC 

Georges; Hoban alumna Tenishia Benson led 

all Bobcat scorers against 'Guins

Nov. 30, 2010


By Erin Dugan


Ohio at George Washington, 7 pm
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Looking to rid itself of the bitter taste from its last time out, Ohio women's basketball continues its road trip as it heads to the Nation's Capital to take on George Washington of the Atlantic 10 Tuesday. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. in the Charles E. Smith Center. Youngstown State's Brandi Brown had 17 points, while Tieara Jones poured in all of her 14 in the second half as the Penguins came back from an 18-point first-half deficit to top Ohio 60-52 Saturday night at the Beeghly Center. 

Tenishia Benson

Benson

 

Hoban alumna Tenishia Benson led the Bobcats with 16 points, while senior Kamille Buckner pulled down a season-high nine rebounds to lead Ohio. George Washington finished the 2009-10 season 6-22 overall and enters today's contest with a 2-2 record on the year after winning its last two games. The Colonials are averaging 59.0 ppg. on 33 percent shooting from the field. GWU has been strongest on the defensive side of the ball, holding the opposition to 59.0 ppg on just under 36 percent shooting. In addition, they are pulling down over 44 rebounds per game and averaging 7.0 blocks a contest.


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Two B-W grid Student/Athletes named 


Academic All OAC


Nov. 30, 2010


By Jeff Miller


BEREA -- Two Baldwin-Wallace College Football standout student-athletes, junior defensive back Matt Bowen (Tiffin/ Columbian) and senior offensive lineman Dan Paterline (Reynoldsburg), have been named to the 2010 Academic All-Ohio Athletic Conference team.  Bowen was tabbed Academic All-OAC and Paterline was named to the honorable mention squad. Both played key roles as the Yellow Jackets finished 7-3 overall and third in the OAC.


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SPARTAN VOLLEYBALL’S 


TRICIA MCCUTCHAN NAMED 


FIRST-TEAM ESPN ACADEMIC 


ALL-AMERICAN


Nov. 30, 2010


By Nick Minerd


CLEVELAND (University District) – Case Western Reserve University junior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, OH/Stephen T. Badin)has been selected as a first-team ESPN Academic All-American, announced the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) today, November 30.


McCutchan, now a two-time ESPN Academic All-American, was one of just two juniors in the nation to earn college division first-team honors.

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Mount Union basketball team 


moves up to seventh in national 


rankings


November 30, 2010 

By Josh Reilly


ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's women's basketball team rose into the Top 10 in two national rankings this week. The Purple Raiders are now seventh on the D3Hoops.com poll and ninth on the ESPN/USA Today poll.


Mount Union received 436 points on the D3Hoops poll. Amherst (Mass.) is ranked first with 22 first-place votes and 622 points. Hope (Mich.), with three first-place votes, and Christopher Newport (Va.) round out the top three with 590 and 568 points, respectively.


The Raiders are listed with 133 points by ESPN/USA Today. Amherst (198; six firsts), Hope (194; two firsts) and Christopher Newport (177) are the top three.


MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE JOINS USA 

FOOTBALL’S YOUTH SPORTS CONCUSSION 

AWARENESS CAMPAIGN:

‘PUT PRIDE ASIDE FOR PLAYER SAFETY’
  
November 30, 2010
  
By Ken Mather

Cleveland – The Mid-American Conference (MAC) has partnered with USA Football, the sport’s national governing body to promote a national campaign titled “Put Pride Aside for Player Safety” to emphasize concussion awareness in youth sports, particularly football.  The campaign is promoted in partnership with the MAC and our 13 member institutions, in addition to the NFL, its 32 teams and the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).

 

Through television, radio and website media placements, “Put Pride Aside for Player Safety” continues USA Football’s commitment toward youth sport concussion education and management. USA Football has helped train more than 70,000 youth football coaches in all 50 states since 2007.

 

“Put Pride Aside for Player Safety” challenges and instructs coaches, parents and youth players to make the right decision when a concussion is suspected, which is to remove an athlete from play the day of the injury and not allow him or her to return until a medical professional deems the athlete symptom-free and gives clearance for a return to play.

 

Key components of USA Football’s “Put Pride Aside for Player Safety” campaign partnership with the MAC includes:


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