A Page -- Sept 16, 2010

27 CSU Student/Athletes Receive 

Special Athletic Scholarship 


Grants Possible Because Of Donations Made 

To Various Athletic Scholarship Endowments

Sept. 16, 2010

By Brian McCann

CLEVELAND (DOWNTOWN) -- Twenty-seven Cleveland State student-athletes and support staff, representing 11 different sports offered at CSU, have received scholarship awards as part of the various endowments that annually provide support to intercollegiate athletics.

The awards announcement was made by CSU Athletic Director John Parry as part of the annual Cleveland State Scholarship Luncheon, which was held on Wednesday (Sept. 15) in the Wolstein Center.

"Endowing a scholarship is a wonderful way to leave a lasting legacy and give deserving young men and women the opportunity to receive a University education.  We are all very thankful for the generosity of our donors," Parry said.
John Parry

"The focus of many of these awards is to provide fifth-year scholarship assistance to student-athletes who need an extra semester or two to earn their degrees."

The greatest number of awards came from the endowments in the names of former CSU athletic directors Robert F. Busbey and Homer E. Woodling, which presented fifth year scholarships to 12 different student-athletes who had completed their collegiate eligibility but needed additional coursework to complete degree requirements.

Magnificat's Varsity B team earns 

ninth victory with 4-1 win over 

Hathaway Brown in battle of all-girls 


ROCKY RIVER – Magnificat’s Varsity B tennis team defeated Hathaway Brown, 4-1 to improve to 9 and 3.

Mags swept the singles matches with Emily Witt topping Jenny Heyside 6-3, 6-2, in the top spot, Veronica Johnson bettering Tierney Bishop 7-6, 6-0 at second singles and Cate Gisser defeating (No first name given) Goldberg 6-0, 6-1, in the No. 3 spot

In doubles, the Blue Streaks had Sarah Patrick and Josie Miller getting the better of Michelle Chapman and Nayab Habib 4-6, 6-3, 6-4.

HB’s only win came at second doubles, in which Isabelle Arsol and Cecily Carr came back from one set down to defeat Taylor Halen and Nora Hudac 2-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Oberlin Women's Cross Country is 28th in the Nation

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Oberlin – The Oberlin College women’s cross country team was ranked 28th in the nation in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Poll which was released on Wednesday.

Despite two sound performances from the Yeowomen this fall, Oberlin actually fell seven spots from the first set of rankings on September 1. OC also went from third to fifth in the most recent Great Lakes Region rankings. 


 Ridgeville girls come just short of 

fourth win in five days; Vermilion's 

late rally gives Sailors last three 

games, match

Sept. 16

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor



NORTH RIDGEVILLE – North Ridgeville’s volleyball team is playing like a bunch of girls possessed, nearly winning their fourth match in five days, falling just short tonight in a 3-2 West Shore Conference loss to Vermilion.


After snapping the program’s 51-match losing streak in the Barberton tournament, the Rangers have won two more matches and won the first two games of tonight’s match before finally falling.


The scores were NR 25 vermillion 18, NR 25 vermillion 22, Nr 22 vermillion 25, Nr 19 vermillion 25 and Nr 12 vermillion 15


For the Rangers, Katarina Kovach had 2 solo blocks and 3 kills, Rachel Crow had 16 kills and Kimly Pham 10 digs.


Also for North Ridgeville, Kate Lentz was 26/28 serving  with 9 aces, Heather  Snyder 103/110 setting with 27 assists and Kaitie Borges 7 kills.


For Vermilion, Sydney Virgin was 25/26 serving with 2 aces, Emily Cunningham had 14 kills, and Jenny Price had 6 digs.


Also for the Sailors, Mallory Morris had 1 block, and Kate-Lynn Urge was 106/113 setting with 35 assists.

Mount Union announces men's 

basketball schedule

Sept 16

By Lenny Reich

ALLIANCE--The University of Mount Union will play its first seven and nine of its first 11 men's basketball games on the road as the Purple Raiders released the 2010-11 schedule.

Mount Union starts the season with short trips to Northeast Ohio rival Hiram on Monday, Nov. 15 then a Friday night (Nov. 19) matchup just over the Pennsylvania state line at Westminster.

The following week the Raiders play Tuesday (Nov. 23) at Trine in Angola, Indiana, before games against Rust (Miss.) and Piedmont (Ga.) in Memphis, Tennessee at Rhodes College.

Ohio Athletic Conference matchups at Otterbein (Dec. 4) and John Carroll (Dec. 8) complete the season-opening road swing.

Two other non-conference games are home in December against LaRoche (Pa.) (Dec. 20) and Waynesburg (Pa.) (Dec. 30) go along with the remainder of the OAC schedule.

Lee Hood enters his 19th season as head coach at Mount Union and Raiders return four starters and the top four scores from a team last season that finished tied for fifth in the OAC.

Preseason practice begins Friday, Oct. 15.

2010-11 Mount Union Men's Basketball Schedule


Opponent  Time 
Mon15at HiramHiram, Ohio 7:30 PM 
Fri19at Westminster (Pa.)New Wilmington, Pa. 7:30 PM 
Tue23at TrineAngola, Ind. 8:00 PM 
Sat27vs. Rust (Miss.)Rhodes Tournament (Memphis, Tenn.) 6:00 PM 
Sun28vs. Piedmont (Ga.)Rhodes Tournament (Memphis, Tenn.) 2:00 PM 
Sat4at Otterbein *Westerville, Ohio 7:00 PM 
Wed8at John Carroll *University Heights, Ohio 7:30 PM 
Sat11Capital *The MAAC 4:00 PM 
Sat18at Wilmington *Wilmington, Ohio 4:00 PM 
Mon20La Roche (Pa.)The MAAC 7:30 PM 
Wed22at Muskingum *New Concord, Ohio 7:30 PM 
Thu30Waynesburg (Pa.)The MAAC 7:30 PM 
Wed5Marietta *The MAAC 7:30 PM 
Sat8Ohio Northern *The MAAC 4:00 PM 
Wed12Baldwin-Wallace *The MAAC 7:30 PM 
Sat15at Heidelberg *Tiffin, Ohio 4:00 PM 
Sat22Otterbein *The MAAC 4:00 PM 
Wed26John Carroll *The MAAC 7:30 PM 
Sat29at Capital *Columbus, Ohio 4:00 PM 
Wed2Muskingum *The MAAC 7:30 PM 
Sat5Wilmington *The MAAC 4:00 PM 
Wed9at Marietta *Marietta, Ohio 7:30 PM 
Sat12at Ohio Northern *Ada, Ohio 4:00 PM 
Wed16at Baldwin-Wallace *Berea, Ohio 7:30 PM 
Sat19Heidelberg *The MAAC 4:00 PM 
Home games in bold.
* OAC Conference Game

Rocky River's Lindsey Mikula scores second match-winning goal of season for Jackets

Sophomore midfielder Lindsey Mikula (Rocky River) scored her second match-winning goal in overtime this season as the Baldwin-Wallace College women’s soccer team defeated host Hiram College, 3-2, tonight (Wednesday, September 15, 2010) in Hiram.


Mikula’s match-winning came at the 93:00 minute mark of the first overtime. The goal was her third of the season. Mikula also scored the match-winner on Sept. 5 in a 2-1 overtime win versus host Penn State Behrend (Pa.) in the consolation match of the Behend Tournament.

Magnificat hands St. Joes its first 

loss of the season in soccer

Battle of the Bridge, 2-0
Sept. 16, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


ROCKY RIVER – In the Battle of the Bridge soccer match, Magnificat handed St. Joseph its first loss of the season, 2-0, tonight here in Rocky River High School Stadium.


Mags improves to 4-1-2 with the win while St. Joe Falls to 5-1-1 with the loss.

Major storms hit the West Side around 5 o’clock forcing the JV match, slated to start at the time, to be postponed to next week at Mags High, but all the rains cleared by the time of the varsity start at 7 and the Jaguars and Blue Streaks started on time with no lightening in site.


The Blue Streaks threatened several times early in the first half and then finally got on the board at 13:53 when Natalie Guido carried into the 18-yard box and Shannon Fulton was able to hustle behind the St. Joe defense, take a pass and go one on one with Jaguar keeper Sam Zogheib, scoring on a 14-yard shot she placed just left of the keeper.

Listen to post-match interview with Magnificat High Student/Athlete Shannon Fulton from tonight’s Mags-Joes soccer match -- conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:


Earlier in the half in the second minute, Erin Lebold broke open but missed wide and also Guido took the short pass ont the corner kick but yanked it just a foot over the cross bar in the eighth minute.

Fulton had a short shot on goal that Zogheib saved in the 10th minute and Guido went one on one with Zogheib after slight breakaway but missed wide in the 11th minute.


Listen to post-match interview with Magnificat High Student/Athlete Natalie Guido from tonight’s Mags-Joes soccer match -- conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:


Mags was on the attack most of the first half but the St. Joe defense kept pinching, avoiding anything serious around the near goal.

Blue Streak sophomore Emily McGee took a 15-yard shot in the 20th minute but missed a couple feet wide.

McGee had another decent chance when Zogheib let the goalie box momentarily but recovered in time to deflect the shot. McGee at least go a corner kick out of it for the Streaks in the 29th minute

Watch short videos from tonight’s Mags-Joes soccer match -- filmed by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:


Guido took a 40-yard shot on goal in the 32nd minute that Zogheib saved.

Cara Norton took a shot on goal that Zogheib blocked with a the chest save in the 33rd minute that she could have grabbed on a rebound for the second shot but the SJA goalie outhustled her to the ball, avoiding a follow-up shot.

Guido had another short tap shot in the 35th minute that Zogheib saved on the roll.

St. Joe’s first serious threat came in the 36th minute when Nikki Mikolcic was able to carry to behind the Mags defense, but missed just wide on the 22-yard shot that she at least forced Mags keeper Amanda Copfer dive to her right to chase, but the wide shot just produced a goal kick for Mags.

Listen to post-match interview with St. Joe coach David Leigh from tonight’s Mags-Joes soccer match -- conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:


It was the first shot on the night for the Jags, who did not have a shot on goal the whole first half.

Then in the second half, Fulton beat a defender into the 18-yard box and took a whack at it but missed high and wide right in the 42nd minute.

In the 45th minute, Guido took a 30-yarder from the left angle that Zogheib dived to her right for and was able to get her hands on to save and cause a corner kick for Mags.

Kirsten Larson took a long one from 30 yards for the Streaks in the 51st minute but was way to high with the shot.

Mikolcic was able to get a pass inside and was able to get a header on for a shot on goal in the 52d minute that Copfer saved.

Then in the 53rd minute Leibold fired a wicked line drive from 25 yards that hit the cross bar.

Joes finally was able to get its first corner kick, coming in the 57th minute, but nothing emerged from it.

Fulton had another shot at an open goal when Zogheib came out to defend but Jags defender Lauren Brooks was able to get back to clear it.

Finally, at 67:03 sweeper Ciara Murray got her scoring chance when she moved up to center mid late in the match, sneaked around the defender, took a pass from Guido and fired in the insurance goal.

Listen to post-match interview with Magnificat High Student/Athlete Ciara Murray from tonight’s Mags-Joes soccer match -- conducted by Norm Weber by clicking and downloading:


Mikolcic had a shot on a free kick late in the match at 68:50, sailed the kick over the wall but went too high and kicked it over the crossbar as well.

Joes put one more shot on goal but back-up keeper Morgan Koelliker was able to stop it to preserve the shutout.

Notre Dame to host Walsh in battle of 

Northeastern Ohio, D-II Catholic 


Sept 16., 2010

By Andy Barch

SOUTH EUCLID -- Notre Dame returns to Korb Field for its second home game after being on
the road the last two weeks. For the fourth game of its inaugural season,
NDC will host a familiar opponent, the Cavaliers of Walsh University.


In football, Walsh is a member of the Mid-States Football Association and
Notre Dame is an independent, but the two schools have locked horns for
years in other sports as members of the 12-school American Mideast
Walsh University

In the AMC, which includes institutions located in the East
Great Lakes region, NDC and WU have competed against one another in
men’s and women’s basketball, cross country, golf, soccer and track & field
as well as in baseball, softball, men’s tennis and women’s volleyball. Since
2006, Notre Dame (five AMC titles) and Walsh (11) have combined to win
16 conference championships in nine different sports.



Oberlin Men's Cross Country Garners First-Ever National Ranking

By Mike Mancini

New Orleans – The Oberlin College men’s cross country earned its first-ever national ranking from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), the organization released on Wednesday. 

After their early season success, the Yeomen are ranked 31st in the country. In addition, Oberlin also moved up one spot from fifth to fourth in the latest Great Lakes Region rankings. 



Mount's men's cross team moves

into top 20 in national rankings

By Lenny Reich

NEW ORLEANS, La.--The University of Mount Union men's cross country team moved up one spot to No. 20 in the latest national poll by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association poll.

The Purple Raiders are ranked No. 2 in the Great Lakes Region after winning the team title and senior Ty Griffin (Massillon/Massillon Perry) won the individual title at the Walsh University Ric Sayre Invitational this past week in North Canton, Ohio.

Case Western Reserve was ranked 26th and Oberlin 31st.

This week Mount Union competes at the Penn State-Behrend Invitational in Erie, Pa.

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