B Page -- Oct. 26, 2010

Mayfield High Alumna Stephanie Campbell

Case Reserve Swim Preview 

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The men’s team enters the season with 15 newcomers, effectively half of the roster, but also returns several key performers from last year’s squad. Senior Robby Browning (Grosse Pointe, MI/Grosse Pointe South) and junior Peter Fino (Sterling Heights, MI/Detroit Jesuit) each return after earning All-UAA honors last season. The duo was part of the 200-yard medley relay team which finished third in an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:34.04. Fino also placed fifth individually in the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 59.15.

St. Ed alumnus Sam Geiger

Also back in distance freestyle events is junior Sam Geiger (Westlake, OH/St. Edward) and sophomores Chris Emr (Rockville, MD/Thomas Sprigg Wootton) and Erik Larsen (Roseville, CA/Mira Loma).

Emr (16:18.04) and Geiger (16:26.64) took sixth and eighth, respectively, in the 1,650-yard free, while Larsen was ninth in the 1650 free (16:29.89) and 10th in the 500 free (4:42.81).

Milliken expects contributions from his entire men’s roster and believes the freshman class contains several potential contributors with the likes of sprint freestyler Gus Bailey (Grove City, OH/Grove City), mid-distance freestyler William Hudgins (Chapel Hill, NC/East Chapel Hill) and Scott McHenry (Yardley, PA/Pennsbury) in the individual medley.

The women’s team welcomes eight new faces, more than one-third of the roster, but also returns a number of key performers from last season.

Senior Roxanne Leyshon (Cambridge, OH/Mercersburg Academy) and juniors Stephanie Campbell (Highland Heights, OH/Mayfield) and Jessica Nuhfer (Warren, PA/Warren Area) were part of the 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished third (1:38.84) for the second straight year.

Leyshon also placed seventh in both the 100 breaststroke (1:07.95) and 100 free (53.65), while Campbell was ninth in the 100 fly (59.37).

The Spartans also return senior Emma Call (Baltimore, MD/Baltimore Polytechnical Institute) in the individual medley and butterfly events, senior Ellen Crummy (Butler, PA/Butler) in the backstroke, and sophomore Brittany Sussman (Englewood, OH/Northmont) in the butterfly. 


The head coach also believes he will receive strong performances from his group of newcomers, led by freshmen Maggie Dillione (Newton, PA/Council Rock North) in the butterfly/freestyle and Sarah Tillie (Fallston, MD/Fallston) in the breaststroke/freestyle. 

The Spartans open the season in tri-match action at the University of Rochester (NY) on Friday and Saturday, October 29-30. Case swims the hosts and New York University at 6:00 p.m. on Friday and 10:00 a.m. on Saturday.

The first home event is set for November 12-13 with the annual Veale Classic Duals at Veale Natatorium in Cleveland.   


CSU Soccer Tourney Preview 

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REVIEWING LAST WEEK:  The Vikings closed the regular season with a pair of road matches.  Here is a synopsis of those matches:

Match 17:  CSU 2, Valpo 0 (Oct. 22, Valparaiso, Ind)
Natalie Daniels scored her school-record breaking ninth goal of the season two minutes before halftime and Sylvia Olsby added an insurance marker in the 76th minute as CSU set the school record for wins in a season in a 2-0 victory at Valparaiso.  Kelly Zinkiewich made five saves for the shutout.

Match 18:  Butler 1, CSU 0 (Oct. 24, Indianapolis, Ind)
Sarah Phelps scored the lone goal on a penalty kick in the 56th minute and CSU was limited to just three shots as Butler escaped with a 1-0 win in a match that was twice delayed by lightning, including an hour at the start, and was ended with 3:26 left.

2010 SEASON PREVIEW:  The Vikings enter the post season having assured itself of its best record season ever, including a program best third place finish in the Horizon League.  The strength of the Vikings is on the back line where head coach Derrek Falor has called upon four veterans to form the nucleus of the unit. Senior Jessica McCloy returns after sitting out all but two matches last year following knee surgery and she is joined by junior Marina Taylor, who started 26 matches during her first two seasons, and the duo of sopho- more Valerie Stahl and freshman Frederike Dubeau. Stahl started all 18 matches a year ago while Dubeau has been impressive in her CSU debut while sophomore Carla Ragone has served as the fifth defender. Junior Natalie Daniels (9 goals, 4 assists, 22 points) and senior Allie Riczo (2-0-4) lead the midfield unit while seniors Sylvia Olsby (4-0-8) and Nicole Howard (0-1-1) and junior Jessica Bound (0-4-4) have filled the other two spots. Seniors Marley Greiner (0-1-1) and Olsby, sophomores Jaime Avona (0-1-1) and Nikki Bevilacqua (0-1-1) and freshman Taylor Vidovic (1-2-4) each see action at forward. Senior Kelly Zinkiewich, a three-year starter who holds the CSU record with 380 career saves, is the incumbent in goal with freshman Parisa Sadrnia serving as the backup.

HOME SWEET HOME:  Forgive the Vikings if they look forward to hosting Detroit this week.  After all, CSU set a school record by going 7-1-2 at Krenzler Field this fall, including a 3-1 mark in league action. The .800 winning percentage this year easily surpassed the old record of .500 set in 2008 when the Vikings went 4-4-1.

. . . AND VIKINGS SET SEASON RECORD AS WELL:  The win at Valparaiso last week assured the Vikings of finishing the season with a winning record for the first time in program history.  CSU carries a 9-7-2 mark heading into the week, breaking the old school record for wins in a season and winning percentage set in 2008  when the Vikings were 8-10-1 (.447).

FIRST ONE TO ONE WINS:  How important is scoring the first goal in a match with CSU this year?  All eight regular season league matches were shutouts with CSU winning five times and losing three times with five of the contests ending with a 1-0 score.

ASSISTS A-BOUND:  Natalie Daniels broke the season goal record because of a perfectly placed corner kick by junior Jessica Bound. Bound now has four assists on the season, three of which have come oncorner kicks.  Allie Riczo, Frederike Dubeau, Valerie Stahl and Daniels have each scored of her passes.

CSU IN TOURNEY PLAY:  The Vikings carry a 1-5 record in Horizon League Tournament matches into this week's contest, but CSU did win the lone contest that was played at Krenzler Field, a 2-1 overtime win against Youngstown State in a 2007.

ZINKIEWICH SET TO FINISH RECORD SETTING YEAR:  Senior goalkeeper Kelly Zinkiewich has been phenomenal in goal this season, setting school records for goals against average (1.12), save percentage (.811) and shutouts (7), leading the league in saves and ranking third in save percentage and fourth in goals against average. Zinkiewich has four of the top eight single season save totals in CSU history.

. . . AND ZINKIEWICH & THE CAREER RECORD BOOKS:  Kelly Zinkiewich enters the post season as the holder of the CSU career records for saves (380), shutouts (15), minutes played (6,131) and goals against average (1.94).  Her save total ranks her fourth in league history, 49 behind third place Alisson Dube of Detroit, while her minutes played are fifth best.  She will pass Butler's E.B. Larson (6,152) and move in fourth place in the next two weeks.

DANIELS CLAIMS GOAL RECORD:  A first half goal at Valparaiso allowed junior Natalie Daniels to set the school record for goals in a season.  Daniels now has nine goals, one more than the old record of eight set by Jennifer Wieand in 2007.  Daniels now has the season record for both goals and points (22) and holds the career records for goals (16), assists (12) and points (60) while ranking second in shots on goal (73) and third in shots (117), needing eight shots on goal and four shots to break the career records.

NEXT UP:  A win over Detroit would send the Vikings to Indianapolis to face No. 2 Milwaukee in a semi-final match of the tourney on Friday, Nov. 5.