A Page -- Sept 19, 2010

Led by St. Joseph alum Kelly 

Gallagher, local Allegheny runners 

reap both academic and athletic 


Sept 19, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Seven area Student/Athletes on the Allegheny College cross country teams last month received national recognition for their academic success and used the knowledge of the awards to start off the fall season with some great strides.

Westlake native Kelly Gallagher

Last month both teams were recognized as Academic All-American squads and then to start the season came here to Cleveland for the Bill Sudeck Classic with the men’s team winning the race and the women’s team led by St. Joseph Academy alumna Kelly Gallagher took third.

Berea's Taylor Hintman 

Other local members of that Academic All American women’s team are Berea High alumna Taylor Hintman, Chagrin Falls High grad Katie Stancik and Alliance High alum Sam Zink. Hintman was not on the squad last year which is what the academic award is based on, but the other three are current seniors.

South Russell native Evan Breitsch

Local members of the men’s team are Chagrin Falls grad Evan Breitsch, Jackson alumnus Brennan Hamilton, and Gilmour product Matt Lacombe. Breitsch is a freshman, but the other two are upper classmen. The Gators cross teams have won these awards for the past 14 years, so it is academic that they would not have brought Breitsch and Hintman into the program if they did not fit the prototype bth athletically and academically, so check back to Student/Athlete-Cleveland Dot Com next year at this team to see if they will have contributed to the 15th one.

Highland Heights native Matt Lacombe

Gallagher, a sophomore who hails from Westlake, finished fourth overall in the race here in Cleveland. The former Jaguar covered the 4K course in 15:51.61.

South Russell native Katie Stancik

Stancik, a senior captain of the crew, finished only nine seconds behind Gallagher. The Russell Township native finished the race in 15:24.26.

Alliance's Sam Zink

Zink had to miss the race but the coach noted in his post-meet comments that her absence was crucial to the pre-race preparations, the team knowing they could do better with her than without her.

Jackson alum Brennan Hamilton

The local race is named after the late Case Western Reserve coach of Student/Athletes Bill Sudeck, who holds the NCAA record for bearing the most head coaching titles concurrently (seven) when he was the head man at Case Reserve for men’s cross, women’s cross, men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, women’s outdoor track, women’s indoor track, and men’s basketball.

The late Bill Sudeck

A humorist, Sudeck often gave the heights of his Student/Athletes in meters/centimeters instead of feet/inches and once referred to his Spartans basketball team as “the three Ses – slow, short and smart.”

Mount Union men's soccer team 5-0-

1 over last 12 days

Sept 19, 2010

By Lenny Reich

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- The Mount Union men's soccer team scored three unanswered goals to claim their fourth straight win -- a 3-1 decision over St. John Fisher (N.Y.) at the Wittenberg Invitational. The Purple Raiders are also 5-0-1 in their last six contests.

Fisher's Stefan John opened the scoring in the 20th minute with an assist from Connor Julien. Mount Union responded with goals by Dylan WallsJoey Merlo and Jared Thacker.

Walls tied the game at 1-1 during the 40th minute, receiving an assist from Hicks.

In the 49th, Merlo accepted a through-ball from Matt McCain and finished the play for Mount Union's second goal. Thacker added insurance during the 86th minute with an assist from Thomas Beck.

Critell earned the win in net, finishing with five saves.

For the Cardinals (0-5-2), Robert Weigand made four stops.

Mount Union (5-2-1) will try to stretch its winning streak on Wednesday when it hosts Grove City (Pa.) at 7 p.m.


Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 St. John Fisher.....  1  0 -  1
 Mount Union.........  1  2 -  3
  1.  19:57 FISHER Stefan John (Connor Julien) - cross from right, shooter battled for header into upper right corner
  2.  39:07 MTU Dylan Walls (Leo Hicks)
  3.  48:54 MTU Joey Merlo (Matt McCain) - Thru-ball left side, 2-on-1 approach
  4.  85:36 MTU Jared Thacker (Thomas Beck) - Loose ball near goal off deflected shot to top shelf

 Shots: St. John Fisher 11, Mount Union 10
 Saves: St. John Fisher 4 (Robert Weigand 4), Mount Union 5 (Jonathan
 Critell 5)
 Game 3 of the Wittenberg Invitational

HandsOnSoccer youth organization 

holding online auction

Sept 19, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AKRON – Otto Orf’s Hands-On Youth Soccer Organization, a non-profit group, is holding an online auction as a fund raiser. To participate, go to www.handsonsoccer.com. The auction ends at Midnight Sept. 20.


Some of the items include:


GOLF ITEMS (category A)

1. Fox Den (Stow, Summit)~~~4-some of golf, valid any weekday, includes carts, expires 12/1/11 
    (value $120) START $75
2. Paradise Lakes (Suffield, Portage)~~~4-some of golf (4x1), valid anytime, includes carts, expires 
    8/04/11 (value $120) START $75
3. Raintree CC (Uniontown, )~~~4-some of golf, valid any day after 12noon, includes carts, expires 
    12/31/10 (value $180) START $100
4. Prestwick CC (Uniontown, )~~~4-some of golf, valid any day after 2pm, includes carts, expires 
    12/31/10 (value $240) START $120
5. Wooster CC (Wooster, )~~~4-some of golf, valid anytime, includes carts, expires 10/31/10 (value 
    $300) START $100
6. Wests Mogadore CC (Mogadore, )~~~4-some of golf, includes carts, anytime, expires 11/1/2010 
    (value $100) START $75
x   $100 Brad McElhone SOLD
7. Silver Lake CC (Stow, Summit)~~~4-some of golf (2x2), not valid Fri-Sun, no carts, expires 
    8/31/11 (dress code applies, value $240) START $130

MEN or WOMEN, HAIR and SKIN CARE (category B)

1. Haircut, Blow-Dry and Style at John Roberts Spa (Mayfield, Solon, Chagrin Falls or Beachwood) 
    (value $50) START $30
x   $40 Brad McElhone
2. European Deep Cleansing Facial at Royalton Skin Care, (North Royalton, Cuyahoga), (value 
    $46) START $20
x   $25 GORDON626@aol.com
3. Sam Wanna Spa, $100 Service with Stylist Stephanie Pace, (Medina, Medina) (value $100) 
    START $50

Mount golfers fifth; Green's Muller 

tied for 11th overall

CHESTERLAND, Ohio--Mount Union's men's golf team placed fifth with a 469 at the 27-hole Ohio Athletic Conference Fall Invitational Saturday at Fowlers Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, Ohio

Tournament host John Carroll won the event with a 444 that will be combined with a 27-hole event in the spring to award the OAC's regular season championship and seed the 2011 OAC Men's Golf Championship.

Senior Cory Muller (Akron/Green) led the Purple Raiders as he fired a 114 (36-78) to place in a tie for 11th overall.


Senior Vince Lorenzo (Broadview Heights/North Royalton) (36-79=115) and freshman Dillon Bright(Granville/Granville) (38-77=115) each finished in a tie for 16th and round out the top performers for Mount Union.

 Soccer Game Summary (Final)
                            The Automated ScoreBook
         Hiram College vs Hilbert College (Sep 19, 2010 at Hamburg, NY)
 Hiram College (5-3) vs. Hilbert College (2-5)
 Date: Sep 19, 2010  Attendance: 60
 Weather: overcast, some sun, 60's
 Goals by period       1  2  Tot
 Hiram College.......  2  2 -  4
 Hilbert College.....  2  0 -  2
  1.  18:19 HIRW Claire Conner (unassisted) - Breakaway
  2.  32:49 HILW Hulbert Alyssa (unassisted) - free kick from 35yrds
  3.  33:59 HIRW Stephanie Takeuchi (unassisted)
  4.  38:27 HILW Hulbert Alyssa Penalty kick
  5.  51:31 HIRW Kendra Dean (unassisted) - breakaway slotted behind keeper
  6.  84:25 HIRW Melissa Sharpe (Claire Conner) - volley in to upper 90
 Shots: Hiram College 36, Hilbert College 13
 Saves: Hiram College 5 (Emily Bristol 5), Hilbert College 16 (Zinni
 Mary 16)

Former Jim Tressel assistant coach 

Mark Dantonio suffers heart attack 

after tight win over Notre Dame 

University; recruited many Cleveland 

area Student/Athletes while in 


Sept 19, 2010

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Michigan State head football coach Mark Dantonio, who recruited many Cleveland area Student/Athletes to Youngstown State when he was the defensive coordinator under Jim Tressel, suffered a heart attack and had to have surgery early this morning.


Dantonio had to have a stint placed into his heart and is expected to be restricted to a hospital bed for at least the next few days.

Although not necessarily connected, the heart attack occurred only moments after the Spartans’ heart-pounding, 34-31, win over Notre Dame yesterday.

In all likelihood, he will miss the next game and it is expected that offensive coordinator Don Treadwell will take over the helm in the interim.

On a positive note, Dantonio’s attack was considered a minor one and caused minimal damage although it like any other heart attack is still alarming.

Among the many area S/As Dantonio recruited for Tressel in building a national Division I-AA power at YSU were former Bay High S/As Pete Reksits, Mike Rekstis, Bill Busse and Don Svec.

In fact, Dantonio and Tressel helped groom Pete Rekstis into a college coach. The defensive coordinator at Kent State, Reksits was named Assistant Coach of the Year for this region of the state last year, the second time he won the award.

Don Svec

Svec is now a principal in the Olmsted Falls school system.

Walsh Alumna Sarah Dean

Mount Union's volleyball team's  win 

streak at eight; Walsh's Sarah Dean, 

Lakewood's Katie Kmieck, Beaumont 

alumna Monica Hupertz, Falls' Julie 

Radigan, Medina's Deanna Glass key 

contributors in surge

Sept 19, 2010

By Josh Reilly

DANVILLE, Ky. -- Mount Union's volleyball team increased its winning streak to eight matches, claiming two victories at the Centre Classic. The Purple Raiders went 4-0 at the tournament with sweeps over Hanover (Ind.) and Maryville (Tenn.).

Former Ranger Katie Kmieck

The Raiders defeated Hanover, 25-17, 25-12, 25-17. Katie Kmieck (Lakewood/Lakewood) smacked three service aces, Sarah Dean (Strongsville/Walsh Jesuit) had 17 digs and Leah Hirsch (Frankfort/Adena) made three blocks.

Willoughby native Monica Hupertz

In the match against Maryville -- a 25-15, 25-10, 25-19 decision -- Monica Hupertz (Willoughby Hills/Beaumont) led the attack with 14 kills while Roni Schroeder (Shelby/Shelby) came through with 10 kills and five blocks.Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) made 28 assists and Dean and Deanna Glass (Medina/Medina) finished with 24 and 10 digs, respectively.

Deanna Glass

The Mount Union volleyball team (9-4) will be in action next during its home opener on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Purple Raiders are scheduled to open conference play against Wilmington at 1 p.m. and then take on Bethany in a non-conference matchup at 5.

Julie Radigan

Olmsted Falls' Julie Radigan

North Olmsted native Mike 

McLaughlin Gets Win Number 250 

as Cats Blank Cardinals

By Mike Watts
Student/Athlete-Cleveland Student/Writer

CLEVELAND -- (OHIO CITY) After a less than stellar performance against Hudson Thursday night, the St. Ignatius sccer Wildcats, ranked in the top five in the nation, made sure history wouldn't repeat itself  yesterday. The Wildcat offense combined for 9 goals against the Mentor Cardinals. Junior Matt Foldesy started things off fifteen minutes into the game when he took nice cross pass from the left side by Nate Fahey. This gave Foldesy his sixth goal of the season. 

Coach McLaughlin at summer camp (S/A Photo, Norm Weber)

Five minutes later the two senior captains, Luke Blades and Ryan Ivancic, connected when Ivancic sent a beautiful cross from the right side to Blades who directed it in right out of mid-air. Ivancic later got his third of season seven minutes later sending a laser right by Mentor's goalkeeper, Zach Mospens. However, the real star of the day was senior captain Yianni Sarris who got his first career hat trick. He had one in the first half and second in the second half to give him his team leading seven goals. Sophomore Tyler Sanda, junior Preston Spurrier, and junior Noah Toumert also netted a goal each.

The defense, again, continues to be the rock of this team. Lead by Senior Greg Kurtz, the Wildcat defense did not allow Mentor a shot on goal. Needless to say, Goalies Brendan Cash and Jackson Morgan, who split time Saturday, and an easy day at work. The Wildcats have only allowed two goals this season while scoring twenty-nine.

The real story, however, was Coach Mike McLaughlin who got his 250th career win as the head coach Saturday. McLaughlin who has been the head coach at St. Ignatius for fifteen years has led the Wildcats to three state championships during his career. McLaughlin also played as a Wildcat from 1983-1985 earning a spot in the St. Ignatius Athletic Hall of Fame.

Case Women’s Soccer Falls 2-0 

On The Road To Undefeated 

Otterbein Squad

Sept. 19

By Nick Minerd

WESTERVILLE, OH – The Case Western Reserve University women’s soccer team fell 2-0 on the road to an undefeated Otterbein University squad on Sunday, Sept. 19. Case dropped to 4-2-1 on the season with the setback and will return to action at home on Tuesday, Sept. 21 against Baldwin-Wallace College.

It was a defensive struggle for the majority of the match until Otterbein broke through with a goal in the 53rd minute and added a second score at the 82 minute mark to seal the win.
Case had a total of nine shots in the second-half, but failed to score a goal for the second time this season. Otterbein also held a 9-2 advantage in corner kicks.

Sophomore goalkeeper Chelsea Lasky (Fairview, PA/Villa Maria Academy) was credited with five saves in the match, while freshman Leah Levey (Columbus, OH/Bexley Academy) added three shots on goal.

North Olmsted's Kuhn, Wadsworth's 

Lowdermilk, Heights' Lieberman, 

Mentor's Kolesar, Garfield's Etling 

help Mount soccer gals romp

Sept 19

By Josh Reilly

GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Katie Etling (Mantua/Garfield) scored three goals and Kylee Kolesar (Mentor/Mentor) recorded a school-record four assists to lead the Mount Union women's soccer team in a 5-0 romp of Pitt-Greensburg.



Etling tallied in the 10th, 52nd and 64 minutes, receiving assists from Kolesar each time.

Then, the Purple Raider captains got in on the act. Deirdre Dick (Mansfield/Crestview) scored in the 69th minute with an assist from Ashley Kuhn (North Olmsted/North Olmsted) and Jackie Lowdermilk 

(Wadsworth/Wadsworth) followed with a goal during the 72nd, getting an assist from Kolesar.


Aubree Lieberman (Cleveland Heights/Cleveland Heights) earned the win in net with four saves before she was relieved by Taryn Vespoint (Ravenna/Ravenna). At the other end, Nicole Linsenbigler stopped eight shots for Greensburg (2-5).


The Mount Union women (2-3-2) will be in action next on Tuesday when they visit Carnegie Mellon for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.