B Page -- Sept., 14, 2011 -- College S/As

Vinny Bell

Valley Forge alumnus/Spartan Senior Vinny Bell Earns Third Career UAA Player of the Week Honor

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University senior forward Vinny Bell (Parma Heights, Ohio/Valley Forge) has been named the University Athletic Association Men's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals in a pair of games for the undefeated Spartans.

Bell totaled nine points on four goals and an assist as Case ran its record to 4-0 overall. In Sunday's 4-0 victory versus John Carroll University, Bell recorded his second career "hat trick" with two goals in the first half and one in the second.

In four games this season, Bell has 13 points on six goals and an assist. In 60 career games, the All-American has 29 goals, six assists and 64 total points. His 29 goals are now third all-time in school history behind only RJ French's 33 (2005-08) and Kevin Bigart's 35 (2005-08).

The Spartans are back in action this Wednesday, September 14 at cross-town rival Baldwin-Wallace College at 7:30 p.m. in Berea.

Baldwin-Wallace Fall Sports Teams Continue 

to Win; Plenty of Activity This Weekend

BEREA, OHIO –  The Baldwin-Wallace College fall sports teams continue to win. To date, the 10 Yellow Jacket fall sport teams have combined to compile an impressive 41-12 record with a .774 winning percentage.  That is following a 2010-11 school year where B-W had 16 of its 21 teams post a winning and two others post a .500 record of its 21 sports.

Last weekend, the Yellow Jacket men’s soccer team captured the team title at the Centre College Tournament in Danville, Kentucky with a 2-0 record, the volleyball team had a 4-1 mark, and a number of individual student-athletes turned in impressive performances.

“All of our teams and student-athletes continue to perform and excel at a high level, and that’s great to see,” said B-W Director of Athletics Kris A. Diaz. “That’s what we want, exceptional efforts both in the classroom and on the field. In addition, our seniors are displaying strong and solid leadership, and that’s a key to building prolonged success.”

The men’s soccer team (4-1) defeated both Transylvania (Ky.), 5-1, and host Centre, 2-1 in double overtime, to win the tourney crown. Highlighting play for B-W was senior striker Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina) who scored four goals, including the match-winner in the 105th minute against Centre and a hat-trick in the win versus Transylvania. His four goals leaves him two shy of the B-W school-record of 36 set by Jeff Schenk (1983-86). He tops the team in scoring with eight points. Junior All-OAC and Academic All-OAC student-athlete Pat Brennan (Walsh Jesuit) is second.
Walsh alumnus Pat Brennan

The volleyball team (8-1) played last night against Hiram College in the Ursprung Gymnasium. To date, the team had a 4-0 record at the Kalamazoo (Mich.) Tournament, beat Division II Notre Dame College (Ohio) and had a 3-1 mark at last weekend’s Marcia French Memorial Tournament in Berea. Junior All-OAC middle hitter Rachel Switalski (Holy Name) is one of the team’s top hitters and is second in kills with 81 and first with a .319 hitting percentage.  Transfer outside hitter Amanda Sawicki (Lake Catholic via Marietta College) has stabilized the team up front. She leads the team with 101 kills, 15 blocks and is hitting .315. Junior setter Jessica Stitts (Eastlake North) made all-tournament teams at both Kalamazoo and Marcia French.
Holy Name alumna Rachel Switalski

The football team (1-0) gets back to action this Saturday, September 17 when it hosts Ohio Athletic Conference rival Heidelberg at 6:30 p.m. on Community Night in The George Finnie Stadium. The Yellow Jackets are coming off a 23-0 victory at Wooster on Sept. 1. A year ago, B-W beat the Student Princes, 35-20, in Tiffin, and B-W’s leads the all-time series, 45-19. That game also will be aired by SportsTime Ohio at 11:00 p.m. on Saturday night. Look for junior quarterback Ryan O’Rourke (Avon) to lead the offense and senior two-time All-OAC safety Ryan Dugan (Mentor) to lead the defense.

The women’s soccer team (2-2) was in action on Tuesday night when it hosted the Hiram College Terriers on the Tresel Field pitch. The Yellow Jackets will be back in action again this weekend when they travel to Grove City, Pennsylvania to take on Grove City College in the second game of a men’s and women’s doubleheader at 3:30 p.m. Sophomore forward Heather Keller (Parma) is second on the team in scoring with five points on one goal and a team-leading three assists. She had her goal and all three assists in a 6-1 win at Oberlin College.

The men’s golf team was third at the rain-shortened John Carroll University Pat Flowers Tournament that concluded on Monday at the Shaker Heights Country Club. Junior Stephen Spalding (Walsh Jesuit) led the way with a 109-stroke total for 27 holes to place second individually of 52 players and senior Ricky Jaskolski (Padua) was third individually with a 110-stroke total, including a tourney-leading 36 for the final nine holes.  The duo also posted the best scores among the 32 OAC players who competed. The men are at the OAC Invitational this Friday, hosted by Ohio Northern University, at the Colonial Players Club in Lima.

The defending OAC champion women’s golf team placed 10th at the prestigious O’Brien National Invitational, hosted by St. Mary’s College on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Eight of the Top-10 teams in the country competed. Sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) led the way as she fired consistent rounds of 86 and 85 for a 171-stroke total. The women are at the Wooster Invitational this Saturday. The women’s top six players consist of four sophomores and two juniors.  The juniors are All-OAC and Academic All-OAC players Rebecca Kapusta (Independence) and Brooke Hamilton (St. Joseph Academy).
St. Joe alumna Brooke Hamilton

The men’s (13-3) and women’s (13-4) cross country teams competed in their second meet at the Ohio Wesylan University last Saturday with the men placing fourth of 17 schools and the women fifth of 18 teams. Junior Ken Janosko (Mentor) led the men and placed third of 228 runners and junior Sarah Rospert (Milan Edison) paced the women in 10th place of 235 competitors. Both teams are back in action this Saturday at the Knight Invite at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan at 10:00 a.m.

The men’s tennis team opens its fall season this Saturday, Sept. 17 when it travels to North Canton to face Division II Malone University at 10:00 a.m. and then plays Div. II Franciscan University at 4:00 p.m. Look for senior three-time All-OAC and two-time Academic All-OAC student-athlete Alex Trzeciak (Avon Lake) and junior No.2 player All-OAC and Academic All-OAC player Joe Horvath (North Royalton) to lead this year’s squad.  The B-W men have won 18 or more matches during the past 11 years, including seven 20-win campaigns under the direction of former North Olmsted High and B-W great Brian Rector.

The defending OAC champion women’s tennis opened its fall season against a very strong NCAA Division II Mercyhurst (Pa.) College last Sunday and competes again Friday-Sunday, Sept. 16-18 at the Oberlin Invitational Tournament. The B-W women have won three of the last four OAC titles and have advanced to the NCAA Division III national tourney three of the last four season.  Look for All-OAC and Academic All-OAC standout senior Rebecca Mittler (Elyria Catholic) to be the team leader this season.

Mount Union finishes fifth at John Carroll 


CHESTERLAND, Ohio— After 27 holes and plenty of thunder and lightning over two days, the Mount Unionmen's golf team finished fifth at the John Carroll Invitational this weekend at Shaker Heights Country Club. 

Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) shot a team-best 112 to tie for seventh individually.

Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) added a 113 to tie for 14th and Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake) tied for 18th with a 114. As a team, Mount Union shot a 454, sevens stroked behind champion Otterbein.

The Cardinals won a sudden death playoff over host John Carroll to win the event with a score of 447. They were followed by Baldwin Wallace with a 450 and Walsh with a 452.

The Purple Raiders will compete next at the OAC Fall Invitational, which will take place at Colonial Golfers Club in Ada, on September 16

Case Reserve Men’s Tennis Sophomore Eric Klawitter Named UAA Player of the Week

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University sophomore Eric Klawitter (Arlington Heights, Ill./John  Hershey) has been selected as the University Athletic Association Men's Tennis Player of the Week for his performance at the Washington & Lee University Invitational this past weekend.


Klawitter opened the season with a 3-0 record in singles action to win the "C" Bracket and teamed with freshman Will Drougas for a doubles title in the "B" bracket.

Last season, Klawitter totaled a team-high 17 singles wins (17-10 overall) as a freshman.

The Spartans are back in action on September 17-19 at the Purdue University Invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana

C. Reserve Junior Setter Bre Freeman Named UAA Co-Player of the Week

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University junior setter Breana Freeman (Geneva, Ohio/Geneva) has been tabbed as the University Athletic Association Volleyball Co-Player of the Week for her performance during a 4-1 week for the Spartans.

She is the second Spartan in as many week's to earn the UAA Player of the Week acclaim.

Freeman totaled 191 assists as the Spartans ran their season record to 7-2 overall. Freeman also recorded 22 kills and 44 digs in addition to being named to the all-tournament team at the Marcia French Memorial this past weekend. In a five-set victory versus Johns Hopkins University (Md.) on Friday, she paced the Spartan attack with 57 assists – just two shy of a career-high.


In nine matches this season, Freeman has 319 assists and 80 digs – giving her 1,903 and 637, respectively, for her career. Her 1,391 assists last year were a school single-season record and she now ranks fifth all-time on the career list.

The Spartans are back in action this Friday and Saturday, September 16-17, with four matches at the Hiram College Tournament. Case opens the weekend versus Otterbein at 3:00 p.m. on Friday.

CSU women's soccer hosts two matches at Krenzler this weekend

Cleveland State returns home for two matches this week, including the Horizon League opener on Friday (Sept. 16) against No. 17 Milwaukee at 7:00 p.m. The Vikings turn around two days later to host IUPUI on Sunday (Sept. 18) at 1:00 p.m. in a doubleheader that will feature the CSU men's team hosting Robert Morris at 3:00 p.m. The Vikings have won three straight matches, including triumphs at Wyoming and Air Force over the weekend.

REVIEWING LAST WEEK: The Vikings were in action two times last week. Here are brief recaps of the match:

Match #6: CSU 2, Wyoming 1 (2OT) (Sept. 9, Laramie, Wyo.) 
Nancy Newcomer scored the game-winner with just under seven minutes to play in the second overtime to lift CSU to a 2-1 win at Wyoming. Kelcey Fischer gave the Vikings a quick 1-0 lead at the 7:15 mark, but Wyoming tied it less than a minute later. Becky Williams made five saves for CSU.

Normandy High alumna Kelcey Fischer

Match #7: CSU 2, Air Force 0 (Sept. 11, Colorado Springs, Colo.) 
Jaime Avona scored in the first half and Nancy Newcomer added a late goal as CSU won at Air Force, 2-0. Natalie Daniels had the assist on both goals and Becky Williams made 10 saves to notch her second shutout of the year.

2011 SEASON PREVIEW: Coming off the best season in school history, eighth-year head coach Derrek Falor has high expectations for this year's squad. Falor will blend six returning starters and 13 letterwinners with 12 freshmen and three transfers to form this year's team. Headlining the returners is senior Natalie Daniels (1 g, 6 a, 8 pts) who will once again anchor the midfield. She is joined in the midfield by junior Jaime Avona (2 g, 4 pts) and freshmen Shea Levi and Kelcey Fischer (1 g, 1 a, 2 pts). Seniors Samantha Salamon (1 g, 2 pts) and Jessica Bound add experience and depth in the midfield. The defense is once again strong with the return of second team all-league junior Valerie Stahl (2 g, 1 a, 5 pts) and sophomore Frederike Dubeau (2 a), who was an all-newcomer team pick last year. Senior Marina Taylor, junior Carla Ragone and freshmen Sabrina Abram and Sarah Zawie add depth to the defense. Up front, Falor will rely on the duo of sophomore Taylor Vidovic (2 g, 1 a, 7 pts), senior transfer Nancy Newcomer (2 g, 4 pts) and freshman Lynsay Strahorn (2 g, 4 pts) to provide an offensive burst. Senior Becky Williams (0.48 GAA, 20 svs), a transfer from Ohio Dominican, has stepped in as the starting goalkeeper after the Vikings lost freshman Sarah Wood to a season-ending knee injury.

GOALS, GOALS, AND MORE GOALS: Through seven matches, CSU is scoring goals at a record pace with 14. It is tied with last year's squad for the most goals by a CSU team through seven matches. The school record for goals in a season is 24, also set last year.

WORKING OVERTIME: CSU's match at Wyoming on Friday (Sept. 9) helped the Vikings improve to 5-5-7 all-time in overtime games. It was the first time CSU won a match that went extra time since a 2-1 win at Kent State on Aug. 28, 2009.

DANIELS DISHING IT OUT: Natalie Daniels had both assists in CSU's 2-0 win at Air Force on Sunday (Sept. 11) and is ranked second in the league with six assists. Daniels' six assists have extended her school record total to 19. She is also the CSU record holder for career goals (17), points (53), shots (135) and shots on goal (87).

QUITE THE NEWCOMER: Senior Nancy Newcomer, a transfer from Southern Indiana, has proven to be quite the newcomer for the Vikings. She scored her first two goals as a Vikings over the weekend, netting the game-winner in double overtime at Wyoming on Friday (Sept. 9) and then scoring CSU's second goal in the 81st minute on Sunday (Sept. 11) at Air Force.

... AND PICKS UP HONOR: Nancy Newcomer was tabbed the Horizon League Player of the Week for her performance over the weekend. She is the first CSU player to earn the weekly honor since Natalie Daniels earned the honor on Aug. 30, 2010.

SENIOR DAY SUNDAY: Sunday's match against IUPUI will serve as Senior Day with the seven seniors on the roster being honored in a pre-match ceremony. That group includes Nikki Bevilacqua , Jessica BoundNatalie DanielsNancy NewcomerSamantha SalamonMarina Taylor and Becky Williams.

WILLIAMS IN GOAL: Senior Becky Williams has been nothing short of brilliant since taking over as the starting goalkeeper on Sept. 2 against Bowling Green. Since that time, Williams has posted a 3-1 mark, making 20 saves for a .909 save percentage and an 0.48 goals against average. She also has two shutouts.

... AND SHINES AGAINST AIR FORCE: Becky Williams made a career-high 10 saves in earning a 2-0 shutout win over Air Force on Sunday (Sept. 11). Her 10 saves are tied for the ninth most by a CSU goalkeeper in a game and the 10th time that a CSU keeper has made at least 10 saves in a contest.

THREE IN A ROW ON THE ROAD: The Vikings are currently riding a three match road win streak, a first in program history. The streak began with a win at Robert Morris on Aug. 24 and continued with wins at Wyoming and Air Force over the weekend. Previously, the Vikings had won two straight on the road just one time in school history - at Robert Morris and at Ohio in 2008.

TAYLOR MADE: Sophomore Taylor Vidovic has been making a large impact on CSU's offense this year, leading the team with three goals and ranking second with seven points. She became the sixth player in school history to score two goals in a match when she netted a pair in the Sept. 4 win over Ohio. Vidovic notched her first career assist on the Vikings first goal on Friday (Sept. 9) at Wyoming.

BIG WIN: The 3-0 win over Ohio on Sept. 4 was a big one in more ways than one. It was CSU's largest margin of victory over a Division I opponent since a 6-0 win over Delaware State in the 2007 season opener (Aug. 27).

NEXT UP: CSU stays at home to host Notre Dame (OH) on Thursday (Sept. 22) at 7:00 p.m. before resuming league play on Sunday (Sept. 25) at Green Bay. Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m. EST.

CSU men's soccer to take on Santa Clara, Wake Forest

After knocking off San Jose State and being defeated by Santa Clara, both by 2-0 scores, over the weekend, the Vikings travel across the country to kickoff their week against Wake Forest at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday (Sept. 14) night. Cleveland State returns home to host its home opener Sunday (Sept. 18) when they take on Robert Morris at 3:00 p.m. The Demon Deacons are 1-2-1 so far in 2011, having scored two goals in their four games. The match on Wednesday will be the fifth consecutive home contest for Wake Forest. Robert Morris is 1-2-1 entering its match against Canisius on Wednesday (Sept. 14) night. The Colonials have dropped two straight, falling to South Florida and Niagara.

REVIEWING LAST WEEK: Cleveland State split its two matches on their trip to the west coast last weekend. The Vikings defeated San Jose State on Friday (Sept. 9) before falling to Santa Clara on Sunday (Sept. 11). Here is a quick recap: 

Match 3: Cleveland State 2, San Jose State 0 (Sept. 9, San Jose, Calif.)

Aaron Adkins scored in the 30th minute off a pass from Cazz Warren and Jordan Hart added a goal in the 77th minute that put the game away. Solid defense down the stretch, including four saves from goalkeeper Brad Stuver, earned the Vikings their second victory of the season.

Match 4: Santa Clara 2, Cleveland State 0 (Sept. 11, Santa Clara, Calif.)

After a scoreless first half, Santa Clara got on the board first when they scored in the 54th minute. The Vikings had at least four legitimate chances to tie but were unable to convert. The Broncos sealed the deal in the 88th minute with the final goal of the game. 

2011 SEASON PREVIEW: When looking at the Vikings 2011 roster, you’ll notice a lot of familiar names. The 2010 team finished 9-10-1, but expectations are high this season with nine of the team’s top ten scorers returning from last season. Junior Brad Stuver (2-2, 15 saves) is arguably the best goalkeeper in the league. He was named Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year last season when he had three shutouts and 87 saves - 14 more than the second place finisher. An experienced backline is led by senior Brian Donnelly who started all 20 games last season, while Zach Ellis-Hayden (19) and Cameron Eisses (18) started every game they appeared in. Sophomore Justin Cree started 14 of the 16 games he played in, while senior Chris Koy (1 assist) started four and Al James was in the starting lineup seven times. Seniors Manuel Conde and John Wargo, first and second on the 2010 team in points, will lead the charge in the middle. That dynamic duo and Aslinn Rodas (1 assist in 2011) combined for 51 starts and 27 points (nine goals, nine assists) last season, but after them it’s a lot of unknowns. Freshman Mike Derezic, who led his Lakewood High team to league and district titles, showed promise in the summer and could see significant time at one of the midfield spots. The Vikings forwards have scored all four goals of the 2011 season, with Aaron Adkins, Jordan Hart, Admir Suljevic and Cazz Warren finding the back of the net. Adkins, with nine starts and three goals in 2010, and Suljevic, who sat out last season due to injury, are the most well known of the bunch. Caleb Eastham (seven starts in 2010), Hart (five starts) and Matt McWilson (two starts) are all back to add depth at the forward spot for the Vikings.

WELCOME BACK: After a stellar freshman season in 2009, Admir Suljevic was projected to be one of the 20 best Horizon League players for the 2010 season by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Because of an injury suffered in the fall, that 2010 season never started. Suljevic tallied 12 points (three goals, six assists) and was named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer team in 2009. He returns this season as a sophomore and has started three games so far this season, tallying a goal and tying for the team-lead with seven shots. Also returning after a season-ending injury in 2010 is Justin Mancine. He started 16 games in 2009 as a sophomore and was primed for a breakout junior season. In the opener against St. Bonaventure, he injured his leg and was granted a medical redshirt. On a team that has a young core, his 31 career starts will go a long way. Head coach Ali Kazemaini has been thrilled with the performance he has received from Mancine so far this season, labeling him as the top performer on the California trip.

MAKE 'EM COUNT: Aaron Adkins scored the Vikings first goal in the 2-0 victory over San Jose State on Friday (Sept. 9) night to net his first goal - and game-winner - of the season. The junior forward is no stranger to slamming home the winning goal. As a sophomore in 2010, all three of his goals were game-winners and he also had a game-winner in 2009. Last year, Adkins also assisted on the game-winning goals against Akron and Valparaiso. 

CAPTAINS: Manuel Conde and Brad Stuver have been selected by head coach Ali Kazemaini to serve as team captains. 

CONTRARY CALENDARS: Wednesday's match with Wake Forest will be the fifth consecutive home game for the Demon Deacons, while it's the last of five straight road games to start the year for Cleveland State. When the Vikings return home on Sunday, they'll catch a Robert Morris team that is playing their fourth straight road games all of which have been played outside the state of Pennsylvania.

SHIELDING STUVER: In their last 10 contests dating back to last season, the Vikings held opponents to six shots on goal five times and they're 4-1 in that span with the lone loss coming in overtime. In the five games they gave up more than six shots on goal, they went 1-3-1.

NEXT UP: The Vikings finally have an opportunity to play in the friendly confines of Krenzler Field with the Robert Morris game starting a brief homestand. After Sunday's match, Cleveland State will host St. Bonaventure on Wednesday (Sept. 21) at 7:00 p.m. The Vikings open league play next Saturday (Sept. 24) when they host Valparaiso at 7:00 p.m. 

Baldwin-Wallace Golfers Steve Spalding

 (Walsh Jesuit) and Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) 

Named OAC Men’s and Women’s Golfer-of-the-


BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College 
junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/Walsh Jesuit) and sophomore Emilee Woolf (Ravenna) have been named as OAC Men’s and Women’s Golfers-of-the-Week for their performance during the week of September 5-12, 2011.  This marks the second time that Spalding and Woolf have earned the weekly honor.

Spalding earned the honor after his runner-up finish at the Pat Flowers Invitational hosted by John Carroll University on September 11-12.   He fired a career-low 71 for the first 18 holes and a 38 on the final nine for a 109-stroke total on the par-71 and 6,308-yard Shaker Heights Country Club layout. The invitational was originally scheduled to be for 36 holes, but due to inclement weather on the first day, it was shortened to a 27-hole event.

Woolf earned her honor after finishing tied for 39th place at the at the St. Mary’s (Ind.) College O’Brien National Invitational Tournament on September 11-12.  She carded rounds of 86 and 85 for a 171-stroke total on the par-72 and 5,824-yard Warren Golf Course layout on the campus of theUniversity of Notre Dame

The O’Brien Invitational is the most prestigious  invitational in small college golf as nine of the top-11 ranked teams in NCAA Division III golf were in the field.

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The men’s team is back in action this Friday, September 16 when it participates in the 27-hole Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Invitational Tournament, hosted by Ohio Northern University, at the Colonial Players Club in Lima.

The women’s team next plays on Saturday, September 17 at The College of Wooster Fall Invitational at the Wooster Country Club.

No. 2 Mount Union Hosts John Carroll

No. 2 ranked Mount Union plays its second straight home game and opens up Ohio Athletic Conference play hosting John Carroll this Saturday at 7 pm at Mount Union Stadium in Alliance.

The Purple Raiders won their 24th consecutive season opener with a 41-17 win over Wisconsin-Oshkosh last Saturday. Mount Union was down 7-3 in the first quarter before scoring 31 of the next 34 points to lead 34-10 at the half and go on to the win. Junior running back Jeremy Murray (Martins Ferry/Martins Ferry) had 20 carries for 125 yards and two scores on the ground and also caught a touchdown pass to pace the offense while the defense forced four turnovers and junior Nick Driskill (Wabash, Ind./Southwood) had 13 tackles.

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John Carroll, idle last week, suffered a season-opening 24-17 loss to Cleveland-area rival Case Western Reserve on September 3. On offense, Devin O'Brien threw for 275 yards with one of his two touchdown passes to DaQuan Grobsmith, who had 72 yards receiving on seven catches along with 81 yards rushing on 19 carries. The defense was led by Emmett Lydon and his 14 tackles while preseason All-American C.J. Seitzinger had 12 stops.


All Mount Union football games will be broadcast on the radio on WDPN 1310 AM and WRMU 91.1 FM and simulcast online along with a LIVE STATS game tracker at http://athletics.mountunion.edu. You can also here the WRMU 91.1 FM feed on any phone by calling (330) 445-7900.

This game will also be shown on television via tape delay on regional sports cable channel SportsTime Ohio and WIVM TV52 (Stark County), WIVN TV29 (New Philadelphia), Time Warner Cable (ch. 989-Stark County, ch. 99-Tuscarawas County), Massillon Cable (ch. 21) and Clear Picture Cable (ch. 21-Wayne County). Image Video produces the broadcasts with Joe Tait, who just finished a 39-year run as the radio voice of the Cleveland Cavaliers, does the play-by-play and Harry Paidas handles the color commentary.


This is the 29th meeting between the teams with Mount Union holding a 24-2-2 lead in the series dating back to a 6-6 tie on October 30, 1931. The Raiders have won 20-straight meetings going back to a 20-20 tie in 1991 in Alliance. The last John Carroll win was a 31-7 win in 1989 in University Heights.


Larry Kehres (Mount Union '71) is 304-23-3 (.926) in his 26th season as head coach as one of the most successful coaches in college football history. His teams have won 21 OAC Championships, including the last 19 in a row, along with 10 of the last 18 NCAA Division III National Championships.

Regis Scafe (Case Western Reserve'71) is 77-48 (.616) in his 13th season at John Carroll. He led the Blue Streaks to a school-record 12 wins and an East Region Championship inthe NCAA Playoffs in 2002. His combined coaching record 99-83 after five seasons at his alma mater, Case Western Reserve University.


The Purple Raiders finish a three-game home stand next Saturday, Sept. 24 against Wilmington. The game kicks off at 7 pm and there will be no TV broadcast.


St. Ignatius alum Emmett Lydon

John Carroll started last season 1-3 before winning four of its final six games to end the 2010 season. The comeback was also the theme of the Blue Streaks first game this season against Case Western Reserve. John Carroll rallied from a 17-7 deficit and appeared to tie the game at 24, before a penalty negated the score and the Streaks fell 24-17.

John Carroll returns 11 starters from a year and six of those are on offense led by senior quarterback Devin O'Brien and junior running back DaQuan Grobsmith. O'Brien started the final five games last year and is a dual threat as he rushed for over 700 yards last year, while Grobsmith averaged 108.3 yards per game with eight rushing touchdowns in seven games a year ago. Grobsmith is also the top receiving threat early on along with 

Lane Robilotto.

Five starters are back on defense led by preseason All-American senior linebacker C.J. Seitzinger, who led the OAC and was fifth in the nation in tackles a year ago. Fellow senior linebacker Emmett Lydon, 14 tackles against 

Case Western Reserve, and junior safety Dominique Hopkins, 15 tackles against Mount Union a year ago, are the other top players on defense.

On special teams, Brad Marchese nailed 15-of-17 field goals and 49-of-52 PAT's a season ago.

Second Annual Football & Fireworks Extravaganza at Lake Erie College Set for This Saturday, Sept. 17

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. when the Storm hosts the Saginaw Valley State Cardinals at Britt Stadium

PAINESVILLE, OHIO – For the second straight year, the sky above Jack Britt Memorial Stadium will be lit up on a Saturday night.  First, by the lights from the stadium as the Lake Erie College football team takes on Saginaw Valley State University.  Then, following the game, by a spectacular fireworks display as part of the second annual Football and Fireworks Extravaganza presented by Gas Natural.

This year’s event, set for Saturday, Sept. 17 will once again feature a display by American Fireworks, Inc.,  the company that produces shows for the Lake County Captains, Altoona Curve,Cleveland Orchestra Summer Series at Blossom and the Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies among others.

Fireworks will follow the Storm’s Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) showdown with the visiting Saginaw Valley State Cardinals, which kicks off at 7 p.m. 

"This is going to be another exciting night for Storm Athletics, Lake Erie College, the City of Painesville and the surrounding community," said Assistant Director of Athletics for External Operations Jason Tirotta.  "Last year’s event was a huge success and the show put on by American Fireworks is second to none. We anticipate an exciting game and an awesome fireworks display. It'll be a great night for families to come out and have some fun."

Last year’s Football & Fireworks brought over 2,400 fans to Britt Stadium to see the Storm play Wayne State University, which was at the time an attendance record for a varsity college football game at the stadium.

The game is the second of six home games for the Storm in 2011, including three night games.  The Storm won its opener, 13-10, over traditional rival Gannon University in the Battle forLake Erie on Thursday night, Sept. 1, in front of 3,169 fans at Britt Stadium.

Tickets for the game, which are just $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens, are available at the gate.  The fireworks show will begin approximately 10 minutes after conclusion the game.

The game will also be broadcast live on ESPN 970 WFUN-AM and www.LakeErieStorm.com with Craig Deas (play-by-play) and Mark Richards (analyst) on the call.  The pregame show will begin at 6:50 p.m.

St. Ed alum Germany Woods, Ridgeville grad 

Mike Mees to lead throng of two dozen 

Student/Athletes from Greater Cleveland to 

represent The Berg at B-W Sat.

The Heidelberg University football team, 34-28 overtime winners against Alma
(Mich.) College on Sept. 3, will travel to Berea, Ohio to take on
Baldwin-Wallace College on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Tressel Field at The George
Finnie Stadium at 6:30 p.m.  The game will be televised via tape delay by
SportsTime Ohio and will air at 11 p.m. Saturday evening.

The Student Princes enter the game following a 34-28 win in overtime in the
season opener against Alma.  The Berg battled temperatures in the mid-90's
and overwhelming humidity and came up with big plays on both sides of the
ball.  Freshman quarterback Michael Mees (North Ridgeville) came off the
bench in the first quarter to complete 21-of-40 passes for 275 yards and
four touchdowns, including the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter and
the game-winner in overtime.

Sophomore second-team All-OAC running back Germany Woods (Cleveland/Lakewood
St. Edward), a 1,000-yard rusher as a freshman, rushed for 174 yards on just
16 carries, including a 66-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.


In overtime, sophomore defensive back Mitchell Kelly (North Randall/Bedford)
intercepted a tipped pass to thwart the Scots' effort and set up the winning
touchdown drive for Heidelberg.

Baldwin-Wallace enters the contest with a 1-0 record following its
season-opening 23-0 win at The College of Wooster (Sept. 1).  The Yellow
Jackets scored two offensive touchdowns and forced six Scot turnovers,
including one fumble returned for a touchdown.  The offense was guided by
Ryan O'Rourke, who completed 10-of-18 passes for 119 yards and one TD. On
the ground, Willie Jackson carried the ball 14 times for 127 yards with a

The Student Princes will be looking to improve to 2-0 for the first time
under fifth-year head coach Mike Hallett, who has three victories against
B-W in four tries.

Other Notes
Heidelberg and Baldwin-Wallace last met on Sept. 18, 2010 in Tiffin, where
the Yellow Jackets came away with a 35-20 win.  Current graduate assistant
coach Andrew Miller threw for 171 yards and one touchdown on 13-of-26
passing, but threw two interceptions.  Current junior running back Brad
Jones (Lorain/Southview) led the team in rushing with 48 yards on 11
carries, while current sophomore second-team All-Ohio Athletic Conference
running back Germany Woods (Cleveland/Lakewood St. Edward) rushed five times
for 37 yards and one TD.

Yellow Jacket quarterback Ryan O'Rourke was just three-of-12 through the air
for 40 yards and one TD, but led the team in rushing with 111 yards on 10

The Berg's defense was anchored by current junior linebacker Craig Sykes
(Centerburg) and current senior honorable mention All-OAC linebacker Andy
Fadenholz (Grafton/Keystone) with 10 tackles each.  Sykes also had two
tackles for loss, including one sack.

A total of 32 Cleveland-area natives will be making a homecoming of sorts
tonight, having the opportunity to play in front of friends and family.  The
list of local products includes:

Name        Hometown/High School
Kamran Arif        Strongsville/North Olmsted 
Anthoney Budka        Vermilion
Shane Byrne        Euclid 
Matt Byrne        Euclid 
Adam Cepik        Lodi/Cloverleaf 
Andy Fadenholz        Grafton/Keystone           
Gage Falcone        Fairview Park/Fairview
Tony Gordon        Euclid
Cam Hilling        Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge 
Adam Hine        Cleveland/Garfield Heights
Kris Horton        Vermilion
Brad Jones        Lorain/Southview
Cody Kaya        Lorain/Southview
Mitchell Kelly        North Randall/Bedford 
Anthony Kelly        Cuyahoga Falls/Woodridge  
Michael Lehman        Mentor
Tyler Levanduski        Elyria/Amherst Steele
Ed Louloudis        Parma Heights/Valley Forge 
Matthew Malloy        Amherst/Steele
Michael Mees        North Ridgeville
Ryan Morgan        Elyria
William Nunnally        Euclid 
Shane Ramsey        Oberlin
Quentin Rembert        Euclid 
Tim Rigler        Mentor/Lake Catholic
Jose Sanchez        Fairview Park/Fairview
James Sheahan        Painesville/Lake Catholic
Jacob Smith        Valley View/Cuyahoga Heights
Alex Stanley        Vermilion
Robert Taw        Sheffield Lake/Brookside
Wuane Wimbush        Lyndhurst/Brush 
Germany Woods        Cleveland /St. Edward

With the 34-28 overtime win against Alma (Mich.) College (Sept. 3),
fifth-year head coach Mike Hallett tied C.M. Sickles (1904-08) for sixth
place on the Berg's all-time wins list with 18.  For his career, Hallett is
18-23 and is looking up at Herman Sayger (1917, 1924-29) in fifth place with
29 wins.

WSU Men's Soccer Moves Up to #7 in Rankings

The Wright State men's soccer team has moved up #7 in the latest Great Lakes Regional rankings, released Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

The Raiders, who were eighth last week, went 1-0-1 on their trip to Milwaukee last week.  WSU tied Northeastern, currently tied for ninth in the South Atlantic Regional, 1-1 before defeating Marquette 2-1.

Along with Northeastern, nine opponents on this year's schedule appear in this week's rankings.  Ohio State, who WSU faced in exhibition play, is #6 in the Great Lakes Region, Bowling Green is #9, Butler is #10 and Horizon League rivals Detroit and UIC received votes.  Kentucky is #3 in the Midwest Region and Evansville is #10 while Xavier is #4 in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

WSU Golf Ninth After Day One at Marshall Invitational

The Wright State golf team is ninth after the opening two rounds of the Marshall Invitational Monday in Huntington, West Virginia.

Cody Fixari leads the way for the Raiders as he tied for 16th with a two-round score of 140 (68-72).  Cody Nickson is tied for 24th at 142 (72-70).

Spartan Senior Anna Kennedy Named UAA Defensive Player of the Week

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University senior goalkeeper and captain Anna Kennedy (Evanston, Ill./Evanston Township) has been named the University Athletic Association Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week for her performance during an undefeated week for the Spartans.

Kennedy was 2-0-1 and did not allow a goal in 261 minutes for the unbeaten Spartans (3-0-1 overall). She totaled 10 saves for the week and recorded her first career assist on Saturday versus Olivet College (Mich.). In Wednesday's 0-0 tie with No. 21-ranked Denison University, Kennedy totaled eight saves.

This season, Kennedy is 3-0-1 with 14 saves and has not allowed a goal in 350:46 of play. In 37 career games, she has posted a 16-9-3 record with 125 saves and 13 shutouts.

The Spartans are back in action on Tuesday, September 13 versus local-rival John Carroll University at 8:00 p.m. at Case Field in Cleveland.

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