A Page -- Sept 12, 2010

Strongsville native Joey Cherico

Strongsville's Joey Cherico, 

Minerva's Erica Toussant lead OU 

to wins in first outing of '10

Sept. 12, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


ATHENSOhio University’s cross country teams got out to a quick start this fall with a pair of victories yesterday thanks in part to the efforts of Cleveland-area Student/Athletes.

Strongsville’s Joey Cherico came in as the fifth scorer for the Bobcat’s men’s team in a 15-48 win over Rio Grande while Minerva’s Erica Toussant came in as the fifth scorer for the women’s team that garnered a 17-50 win over the Grande, in the Ohio Open.

Erica Toussant
Minerva alumna Erica Toussant
Cherico, a sophomore, finished 38th at the MAC championships and 60th at the All Ohio meet last fall.

Toussant was 61st at the All Ohio 3K last year.

Ohio's Joey Cherico 

The men’s team also has Walsh Jesuit alum Noah Howkins, GlenOak’s Sean Kelley, Buckeye’s Kyle Miller, Fairless’ Ridge Robinson. Alliance’s Brock Schwarz and GlenOak’s Adam Soorma trying to break the starting seven.

The women also have Wadsworth’s Erin Gale, Hudson’s Celeste Schiele and Clearview’s Brianna Shaw. 

St. Ignatius' soccer team remains undefeated with win in Columbus area; Wildcats still ranked No. 5 in the nation

By Mike Watts

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Student/Writer

DUBLIN -- Two goals in first five minutes pace the 'Cats; Saint Ignatius defeats Ohio's number five program (ESPN RISE) in Dublin.


A three hour bus ride to Dublin wasn't enough to slow the Wildcats, even with the early noon start.  Sophomore Ty Sandascored the first goal of the game, his second goal of the season in the opening minutes.  Just a few minutes later, the Cats capitalized on another scoring opportunity, as a Ryan Ivancic cross was redirected into the goal by a Celtics defender, giving Saint Ignatius a 2-0 lead.  The Wildcats third goal came in the second half off the foot of senior Yianni Sarris, giving him four goals on the season.
Ty Sanda

The defense was, again, stellar and Brendan Cash was credited with his fifth shutout in six games.  Saint Ignatius has now outscored opponents by a margin of 18-1 as they moved to 6-0-0.  For the Celtics, they have dropped their second consecutive match after falling to Olentangy Liberty on Thursday, and are now 3-2-1 on the year.

Brendan Cash

No. 2 Mount Union opens with win in 


Sept 12, 2010

By Lenny Reich

OSHKOSH, Wis.--The No. 2 ranked University of Mount Union football team turned two first half turnovers into two touchdowns and sophomore quarterback Neal Seaman (Louisville/Louisville) tossed five touchdown passes in his first-ever start as the Purple Raiders scored a 45-28 season opening win over The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Saturday in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.



Purple Raider women finish fourth at 


September 12, 2010 

By Josh Reilly

AVON LAKE, Ohio -- Mary Snode (Alliance/Marlington) carded a two-day total of 164, tying for Sunday's low score of 76, in leading the Mount Union women's golf team to fourth place at the Baldwin-Wallace Yellow Jacket Invitational at Sweetbriar Golf Club.




Avon Lake's Lisa Bakaitis, Jackson's 

Caroline Houston among the leaders 

for Slippery Rock

Sept. 12, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Avon Lake High alumna Lisa Bakaitis is leading Slippery Rock State’s volleyball team in spiking with 26 skills in five matches.

15 Lisa Bakaitis


After missing most of  last season with an injury, Bakaitis has returned to the lineup of The Rock and has been a heavy contributor. Her 1.62 kills per set is also second on the team and her four blocks leave her tied for the team lead.

Jackson High alum Caroline Houston is right behind her with 20 kills, placing her third on the club in that category. Houston also leads the team with 122 total attacks and in service aces with five.

9 Caroline Houston


Houston is also third on the team with 34 in five matches.

A junior middle hitter, Bakaitis saw limited action last year with 17 kills and 16 blocks after playing in 26 matches as a freshman when she recorded 86 kills and 66 blocks. The 5-10 physical education and health major is the daughter of Monica and Bob Bakaitis from Avon Lake

Lisa Bakaitis

Avon Lake's Lisa Bakaitis

As a freshman, Houston has made a quick impact after making All Federal League twice for the Polar Bears.. The 5-9 outside hitter is the daughter of Cathy and Jim Houston from Canton.

Avon's Jody Wagner set to begin 

second college tennis season 

shortly getting named  

Scholar/Athlete recipient by 


Sept 12, 2010


By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Avon High alumna Jody Wagner was supposed to begin here sophomore season of college tennis this weekend, but Lewis University’s match against Elmhurst was postponed and she will instead begin play next weekend in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Midwest Regional Tournament in Allendale, Michigan.

This comes just one month after Wagner was named ITA Scholar/Athlete. In order to attain S/A status, a Student/Athlete must maintain a 3.5 grade point average and be a major contributor to his/her team on the court.

Freshman Jody Wagner was 9-9 in singles play and a combined 10-7 in doubles play in 2009-10.

Jody Wagner

Wagner, a business administration major, finished her rookie season with a 3.55 cumulative grade point average. 

She enters the season with a 9-9 career singles record (all in one season) and a combined 10-7 doubles record with various partners. 

She has played primarily in the Flyers’ No. 5 singles slot.

Her coaches at the Missouri Catholic school have spoken highly of her ability to adjust to the college life, excel in the classroom and take on some formidable and more experienced opponents on the court.

One of her key matches during the '09-10 season came when Wagner propelled Lewis to the 5-4 win over UIS (March 23) with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Brooke Tweedy at No. 5 singles and an 8-0 whitewash with Maggie Novack over Claire Connor and Tweedy at No. 3 doubles..

In tournament play, Wagner won a pair of singles matches on her way to a runner-up finish in the No. 3 flight of the Upper Iowa Challenge.

She was ranked No. 28 in NE Ohio as a senior at Avon. She is the daughter of Mike and Karen Wagner.

B-W Women’s Golf Team Starts 

Season With Third Place Showing at 

Yellow Jacket Invite

Sept. 12, 2010

By Kevin Ruple

BEREA -- The Baldwin-Wallace College women’s golf team finished third of 11 participating schools after the second and final day today (Sunday, September 12, 2010) of the 36-hole Yellow Jacket Invitational Tournament at the Sweetbriar Golf Club in Avon Lake, Ohio.

Emily Eighmy

The Yellow Jackets carded a first-round score of 344 and a second-round of 340 to finish at 684 for the tournament. The Yellow Jackets two-day score average of 342 was 57.75 strokes better than last year’s average of 399.75. B-W’s best round last year was 376.







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