A Page -- Sept. 28, 2011


By John Kenny

Rocky River scored in the first minute of the game and kept up the offensive pressure from there scoring 4 more times for a 5-1 victory over host Avon Lake.

Scoring first for the Pirates was junior Hallie McCue who in the first minute struck a ball from 30 yards out just under the crossbar.

At the 20 minute mark, Sophomore Grace Bennett sent a shot from the left side of the box to the back of the net for a 2-0 halftime lead.

In the second half, Rocky River scored twice within a minute around the 46-minute mark with senior Morgan Berg and Bennett again both netting goals. The scoring was capped off with a late goal by sophomore Abby Elinsky.

Goalies Kim Leitch (L) and Dana Strimbu (R)

The lone Shoregal goal was scored by senior Jillian Strimbu off a corner kick from the right side by fellow senior Rachel Gates. In net for Rocky River was senior Kim Leitch who made 3 saves and for Avon Lake senior Dana Strimbu recorded 5 saves.

Rocky River, who is ranked 7th in the state in Div. II, kept their undefeated record in tact at 11-0-1, while Avon Lake drops to 6-2-2.

Girls Soccer
Avon Lake vs. Rocky River
Game Date:    Monday Sept. 26, 2011
Final Score:
Avon Lake (AL) - 1        Rocky River (RR) - 5
AL    6-2-2            RR    11-0-1
AL    Jillian Strimbu         RR    Grace Bennett - 2
                    Hallie McCue
                    Morgan Berg
                    Abby Elinsky
AL    Rachel Gates           RR    N/A
Shots on Goal:
AL    4            RR    10
AL    Dana Strimbu - 5 saves
RR    Kim Leitch - 3 saves
AL    7            RR    13
Corner Kicks:
AL    4            RR    8
AL    1            RR    1
AL    4            RR    2

AL    0            RR    2

In JV action, Avon Lake was a 2-0 winner.


One-goal Avon Lake is hoping for a strong 

goaltending/defensive effort to snatch rare win 

against North Olmsted and stay in the SWC race

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


AVON LAKE – Shoremen soccer continues this week as Avon Lake takes on North Olmsted in a pivotal Southwestern Conference match with both teams still having a shot at sharing in the league title.


Although the Eagles and Shoremen could ill-afford a loss if either has any hopes of catching SWC front-runner Amherst. Tonight’s (Wednesday) two teams with one loss The Eagles have played one fewer match and come in at 3-1 while Avon Lake also trails 5-0 Amherst by four points at 3-1-1.

Surprisingly, both teams are unranked in the Greater Cleveland Coaches’ Poll this week. The Shoremen are among the “other teams receiving votes” category under the Top 10, but North Olmsted, which has won more SWC soccer championships than any other school is nowhere to be found.

Whether it has any baring on the league standings or not and Amherst just winds up running away with it, the Eagle-Shoremen match-up is still expected to be a wild one, as it almost always is. Avon Lake and North Olmsted have played to 1-1 ties four times in the last seven years.

The Eagles were 2-1 winners over Avon Lake in 2008 and last year and 3-1 victors in 2006. Overall, an Avon Lake soccer win against North Olmsted is a rarity. Considering how North Olmsted dominated the league in the 1970s and 1980s and most of the 1990s, it was not until this century that Avon Lake has been able to get North Olmsted to take the maroon and gold seriously.

The Shoremen are coming off a 1-0-1 week. The Shoremen earned their third victory in SWC play with a 3-0 win over Olmsted Falls.  Joey Villari had two great goals and Alex Strimbu tallied the third as Mac Bates and Zac Strimbu combined for another shutout.

Bates and Strimbu could come in handy should the Shoremen score only one goal again on the Eagles. It seems to be a pattern. In each of the seven meetings with North Olmsted since 2004, the Shoremen have scored exactly one goal.

On Saturday, the Shoremen fought their way back to earn a 2-2 tie against 5-2-2 Northview.  Alex Yungvirt and Nick Stephenson scored the goals for the Shoremen.

Avon Lake continues on with its tough schedule. Three of the top 15 ranked teams in the state -- St. Edward, Hudson, Jackson – are on the Shoreman schedule this year.

Among the top 20 in the city of Cleveland, eight are on the Shoreman schedule – Westlake, Brecksville, Mentor, Normandy, Strongsville, Amherst, Avon and Ed’s.

Shoremen Reserve Results: 

The Reserves earned a win and a tie this week. On Wednesday, the Shoremen put up four goals in forty minutes against Olmsted Fall. On Saturday, the Reserves earned a 0-0 tie against Sylvania Northview despite only having 8 players to end the match, avoiding letting up any “power-play” goals.

Evan Collier, Brett Moore tally goals as North Ridgeville boys’ soccer upsets North Olmsted

In boys’ soccer action Monday, North Ridgeville upset North Olmsted, 2-1.

Evan Collier and Brett Moore scored the Ridgeville goals.

NR 2;  NO 1


North Ridgeville- Moore, Collier

North Olmsted – Ball

Saves- NR- Sismour 10 ; NO – Saunder 5, DeAnna 3

North Ridgeville Record 2-5-1

Mags jumps ahead of Westlake in state tennis rankings after last week’s Demon dumping 

Magnificat jumped ahead of Westlake in the state tennis rankings as the second weekly rankings were just released.

Mags was No. 5 last week and Westlake No. 3, but the Blue Streaks toppled the Demons, 5-0, last week and moved up to No. 4 while Westlake dropped three notches to the No. 6 slot.

CVCA still is the top ranked team in the state in D-I while Chagrin also held tight in the top five, coming in at No. 4 this week.

This is the second of five weekly tennis polls conducted by a panel of coaches of the Ohio Tennis Coaches' Association. First place votes are in parenthesis. 

Division I

1. Dublin Jerome (12) 120

2. Upper Arlington  91

3. New Albany  74

4. Rocky River Magnificat  69

5. Cinti Ursuline  68

6. Westlake  49

7. Lakota East  30

8. Hudson  29

9. Pickerington Central  27

10  Springboro 24

    Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit  24

Division II

1. Stow Cuyahoga Valley Christian  (3)  71

2. Lexington  (3) 68

3. Dayton Oakwood  (3)  61

4. Chagrin Falls   50

5. Cinti Hills Christian  49

6. Gahanna Columbus Academy  42

7. Cinti Wyoming   38

8.  Gates Mills Hawken  25

9. Shaker Heights Hathaway Brown  18

10. Toledo Ottawa Hills   17

Spartan Junior/Walsh Jesuit alumna Kendra Simmons Named UAA Offensive Player of the Week

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University junior midfielder Kendra Simmons (Medina, Ohio/Walsh Jesuit) has been named the University Athletic Association Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Week for her performance during a 2-0 week for the Spartans.

Simmons totaled five points on two goals and an assist for the 6-1-1 Spartans. The third-year Spartan scored the game-winner in double overtime at Baldwin-Wallace College on Tuesday then followed with a goal, another game-winner, and an assist versus The College of Wooster on Saturday.

This season, Simmons has posted team-bests in both goals (five) and assists (three). In 32 career games, she has accumulated 32 points on 14 goals, including five game winners, and four helpers.

Spartan Senior/Forge alumnus Vinny Bell Selected UAA Player of the Week

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 for the second time this season and fourth time in his career after scoring three goals and adding one assist during a 2-0 week for the Spartans (7-1 overall).

Bell scored the game-winning goal in double overtime at Penn State University-Behrend on Tuesday, September 20 and then tallied two goals and an assist in the Spartans' 6-1 victory on Saturday, Sept. 24 versus Heidelberg University.

In eight games this season, Bell leads the UAA with 26 points on 11 goals and four assists. Those 11 goals tie Bell for the Spartan single-season record with RJ French in 2006, Kevin Bigart in 2006 and Mark Ruegsegger in 1992. In 64 career games, the All-American has 34 goals, nine assists and 77 total points. His 34 goals are now second all-time in school history behind only Bigart's 35.


-Ohio returns home on Saturday to take on Kent State at Peden Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. 
-The Bobcats suffered their first loss of the season last week at Rutgers. 
-Ohio and Kent State are the only teams in the MAC East, who have not played a league game this season.

-The Bobcats will be in search of their first 3-0 start at home since 2005 - Frank Solich’s first season at Ohio.
-A win over Kent State would move Ohio to 4-1 on the year. The last time Ohio began a season 4-1 was in 1997. The Bobcats have never started a season 4-1 under Frank Solich. 
-A win over Kent State would be the first over the Golden Flashes since 2008.
-Quarterback Tyler Tettleton is just 252 yards shy of moving into second place all-time for most passing yards by a sophomore.  The Norman Okla. native has thrown for over 275 yards in each of the last two weeks.
-Redshirt senior LaVon Brazill needs 52 yards receiving to move into fifth-place all-time in career receiving yards. He is currently sixth all-time with 1,568.


Ohio and Rutgers will meet for the 64th time on Saturday. The Bobcats hold the all-time series lead at 38-23-2. The first time the two teams met was in 1936 with Ohio earning a 6-0 victory over Kent State. The last meeting took place on Nov. 26, 2010 in Kent, Ohio. In that contest, the Golden Flashes defeated Ohio 28-6 in the 2010 season finale. 

CSU men's soccer road-tripping to Dayton, Milwaukee this week

After a three-match homestand, Cleveland State will leave the friendly confines of Krenzler Field for a pair of Horizon League road matches. On Tuesday (Sept. 27) night, the Vikings visit league-leader Wright State at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday (Oct. 1) night, CSU will pay a visit to Milwaukee for a match that will begin at 8:00 p.m. EST. Both opponents won their league openers on Saturday, with Wright State besting Detroit, 2-1 in overtime, and Milwaukee leaving Butler with a 3-1 victory. Wright State does it with defense, having allowed the second fewest goals per game in the Horizon League, surrendering just six goals in eight matches. Milwaukee has a high-scoring offensive attack, ranking second in the league with 15 goals in eight contests.

REVIEWING LAST WEEK: Cleveland State went 0-1-1 in its two matches last week. They dropped a non-league affair with St. Bonaventure, a game in which many different combinations were pieced together and goalkeeper Brad Stuver took a rest. In the Horizon League opener against Valparaiso, Stuver helped the Vikings come away with a point after a 0-0 draw. Here is a quick recap: 

Match 7: St. Bonaventure 2, Cleveland State 1 (Sept. 21, Cleveland, Ohio)

Admir Suljevic scored for the third consecutive game to give the Vikings a 1-0 lead in the 7th minute. St. Bonaventure tied it in the 42nd minute when they capitalized off a turnover and beat CSU goalkeeper Toby Frohlich, who was making his first career start. Joe Kalt handled the goaltending duties in the second half and made three saves, but allowed a goal in the 77th minute to be dealt the loss in his collegiate debut. 

Match 8: Cleveland State 0, Valparaiso 0 (2 OT) (Sept. 24, Cleveland, Ohio)

The Vikings and Crusaders played to a 0-0 draw in the Horizon League opener for both teams. Admir Suljevic led Cleveland State with four shots, while Valparaiso put seven shots on goal. Brad Stuver turned away all seven to earn his second shutout of the season. 

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 (2-4-1, 31 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 has started all eight games this season, as have sophomore defensemen Cameron Eisses and Zach Ellis-Hayden. Senior Chris Koy (1 assist) started four games last season, while Al James was in the starting lineup seven times last year and has already started five games this year. Seniors Manuel Conde and John Wargo, first and second on the 2010 team in points, will lead the charge in the middle. Wargo has battled injuries and only appeared in two games, but when healthy that duo teams with Aslinn Rodas (1 assist) to make up the trio that combined for 51 starts and 27 points (nine goals, nine assists) last season. 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 has seen significant time while missing a week due to injury. The Vikings forwards have scored all seven goals of the 2011 season, with Admir Suljevic scoring a team-best four goals and Aaron Adkins, Jordan Hart and Cazz Warren each 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 (four starts), Hart (three starts) and Matt McWilson (two starts in 2010) all add depth at the forward spot for the Vikings.

BETTER BRAD: After being named the Horizon League 'Goalkeeper of the Year' in 2010, junior Brad Stuver might be having an even better year in 2011 than he did last year. His 31 saves through his first seven games are one behind his pace through seven games in 2010 when he had 32 on his way to a league-best 87 stops. If you subtract his stats from the season opener against No. 2 Akron, the 21st best scoring team in the nation, on Aug. 27, Stuver has a 0.86 goals against average, better than the 1.34 he posted in his sophomore season. In 2010, he had three shutouts and already has a pair this year, including a blanking of Valparaiso in CSU's 0-0 draw last Saturday (Sept. 24). He made seven saves in that contest, including three in the overtime.

MAKE 'EM COUNT: In the meeting with Wright State last year, Aaron Adkins tallied the winner on a penalty kick in the 76th minute. He's no stranger to knocking home the game-winning goal. His only goal of the season - coming Sept. 9 against San Jose State - was the game-winner in CSU's 2-0 win. 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 assisted on the game-winning goals against Akron and Valparaiso.

FUN IN FAIRBORN: The Vikings lead the all-time series with Wright State 13-12-1 despite Cleveland State having a losing record at home in the series. CSU has fared well in Fairborn, Ohio totaling a 7-5-1 record when visiting Wright State. The Vikings have won the last three meetings - including the last game held in Fairborn by a score of 2-0 on Oct. 24, 2009.

CLOSE CONTESTS: In recent years, Cleveland State has played Milwaukee tightly. In each of the last three years, the game has gone into overtime. Cleveland State won, 2-1, in 2008, then the two teams finished with a 0-0 draw in 2009. Last year, Milwaukee handed the Vikings a 1-0 loss in double overtime.

NEXT UP: Cleveland State will take a short break from league play and play at Pittsburgh on Wednesday (Oct. 5) at 7:00 p.m. The Vikings  return to Horizon League competition on Saturday (Oct. 8) when they host Loyola at 7:00 p.m.

B-W men's golf takes seventh at Mount Union

ALLIANCE, OHIO –  The Baldwin-Wallace College men’s golf team finished seventh of eight teams today (Monday, September 26, 2011) at the University of Mount Union Fall Invitational Tournament at the Tannenhauf Golf Club.

On the last day, B-W totaled 307 strokes for a two-day total of 618 strokes on the par-72 and 6,694-yard Tannenhauf Golf Club layout.  Eight total teams competed in the tournament with Point Park (Pa.) University winning the tournament with a combined score of 592 edging Otterbein University by 8 strokes.

For the Yellow Jackets, senior Ricky Jaskolski (North Royalton/Padua Franciscan) had the low round of the day for B-W as he fired a 71. Jaskolski had a two-day total of 148 which placed him fourth overall individually.  Following Jaskolski, senior Matt Warren (Copley) had a combined score of 156 after a day two score of 78.  Junior Stephen Spalding (Stow/ Walsh Jesuit) also carded a 78 for a total of 157.  Sophomore Augie Ward (Medina/ Walsh Jesuit) tied Spalding with a total of 157 after an 80.  To end team play, sophomore Chris Nader (Westlake) carded an 80 to bring his tournament total to 159.

Playing as individuals, freshman Adam Sanders (Fairview Park/Fairview) carded an 83 for a two-day total of 165.  Also, senior Kyle Lewis (Riverside, Calif./ Riverside Poly) had a two-day total of 165 after an 87.  Freshman Cody Lyon (Wadsworth/ Medina Highland) had an 85 to total a 167.  To end individual play, freshman Andy Ingram (Vermilion) carded an 88 to bring his two-day total to a 170.

Mount men take third in own invite

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- Mount Union's men's golf team shot a 302 at the Alliance Country Club on the final day of the Mount Union Invite to finish in third place (304-302=606).

The Purple Raiders entered the round just four shots out of the lead after a 304 in the first round at Tannenhauf Golf Club.

First round leader Otterbein shot back-to-back 300's (300-300) to finish six shots ahead of the Raiders.

Junior Jon Lieser (Minerva/Minerva) lead Mount Union as he finished the tournament with a two day total of 147 and finishing third overall.  

Sophomore Ben Lehrke (North Ridgeville/Lutheran West) shot a 152 and managed to tie for 14th, while fellow sophomore Dillon Bright (Granville/Granville) finished with a 153 in 18th place.

The Purple Raiders scoring was rounded out by senior Alex Welch (Niles, Mich./Niles) who tied for 20th with a score of 154 and Colin Broughton (Hartville/Lake), who shot a 166.

Heather Snyder sets for 35 assists, Briana Lehman posts 11 

kills as North Ridgeville blanks Fairview, 3-0

Heather Snyder’s 35 assists and three service aces enabled North Ridgeville girls’ volleyball to carve out a 3-0 West Shore Conference win over Fairview.

Briana Lehman did a number on the nets with 11 kills, while Kimly Pham got things moving with 13 digs.

Monday, September 26
Winner:  North Ridgeville
Scores: 25-21, 25-13, 25-16
Top Hitters: Briana Lehman - 11 kills
Top Setter: Heather Snyder- 35 assists
Top Passer: Kimly Pham - 13 digs 
Top Server: Heather Snyder - 3 aces
Overall Record: 7-9

'Berg volleyball to host Capital

TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University volleyball team continues Ohio
Athletic Conference play Wednesday night when it hosts Capital University at
Seiberling Gymnasium at 7 p.m.  The Berg is currently riding a four-match
winning streak and has won 12 consecutive sets.

Heidelberg enters the match 13-2 overall and 2-0 in the OAC following sweeps
of Otterbein University and Columbus State last weekend in Westerville.  In
addition, 'Berg boasts a 14-match winning streak against conference
opponents and a 12-match run during regular season conference play dating
back to 2009.

Bruns Named WSU SAAC Athlete of the Month

Jason Bruns, a junior on the cross country team, has been named the Wright State Student-Athlete Advisory Council's Athlete of the Month for the period of August 19-September 22, it was announced at their monthly meeting Sunday evening.

Bruns (Tipp City, OH/Tippecanoe) was WSU's top finisher in all three races ran during the month.  His top performance came at the Friendship Invitational in Cedarville on September 17 as he won the 8K race with a time of 25:45.

Bruns finished eighth in each of the other two races, completing the 5K Flyer Challenge with a time of 15:58 and the 5K Queen City Invitational with a time of 15:40.




















Both varsity and JV Purple win for St. Joe’s 

against Parma; freshman Jackie Harter scores 

first career high school goal for varsity

Tonight (Monday), the St. Joseph Academy Jaguars beat the Parma Redmen 4-2 on a water trenched Byers Field.

Freshmen Jackie Harter scored her first high school goal and was followed up by Junior Nicole Mikolcic two goals and Freshmen Amanda Burns one.

Harter (9)

After being down 1-2 at half the Jags took control of the game in the second half outscoring the Redmen 3-0.  Senior Sarah Reinhold had nine saves.

The JV Purple shutout the JV Redmen 1-0. Junior Kristen Hegeman scored on an assist from her sister Junior Nicole Hegeman. Sophomore Courtney recorded the shutout.

On Wednesday (tonight), JV Purple travels to Cuyahoga Heights (game time 6:30 pm) and on Saturday Varsity travels to Berea game time 1:00 pm. JV Gold plays Berea's JV at 11:00 am.

Chagrin Falls native Dan Terhune earns 

Defensive Player of the Week honors in the 

North Coast Athletic Conference

By Norm Weber

Student/Athlete-Cleveland Editor


Wooster senior defensive tackle Dan Terhune (Chagrin Falls, OH/Orange) recorded three sacks in a game for the first time in his career in the Fighting Scots’ 10-6 victory over Ohio Wesleyan, earning him Defensive Player of the Week honors in the North Coast Conference.

Altogether, Terhune totaled five tackles for loss to help stymie the Ohio Wesleyan rushing unit to -3 yards on 22 attempts. It was the first time since 2006 that a Wooster defensive unit has limited an opponent to negative yards on the ground. With the three sacks, Terhune has moved into third on Wooster’s career sacks list with 19.0.

Jackson Township's Paulus (L) and Chagrin's Terhune (R)

DENISON surrendered two second half Case Western special team touchdowns that helped lead the Spartans to a 24-6 triumph over the Big Red. Junior quarterback Max Paulus (Massillon, OH/Jackson) passed for 269 yards and one touchdown.

KENYON junior Brett Williams (Chesterland, OH/West Geauga) racked up 105 rushing yards, 25 receiving yards and one touchdown on the ground in the Lords’ 35-14 loss against Carnegie Mellon.
West G's Brett Williams (9)

HIRAM dropped a 27-7 contest against Oberlin on Saturday. Sophomore quarterback Brandon Hanna (Ashtabula, OH/Lakeside) was the main offensive threat for the Terriers as he rushed 18 times for 119 yards and one score and completed 17-of-36 pass attempts for 154 yards.

Oberlin Freshman Carey Lyons (Tacoma, WA/Stadium) was named the Women’s Runner of the Week in the NCAC. She placed 28th overall (23:39) at the Williams Invitational, leading the Yeowomen to a sixth-place team finish, ahead of nationally ranked Colby in seventh.

Jerry Moore of Mogadore

 Earning Golfer of the Week is Ohio Wesleyan junior Jerry Moore (Mogadore, OH/Mogadore), who led the Battling Bishops to a sixth-place finish at Allegheny’s Guy W. Kuhn Classic. He tied for third individually, best among NCAC golfers at the event, with a two-over-par score of 146.

In soccer, HIRAM opened the week with a 10-0 triumph over Thiel, but dropped its NCAC-opener against DePauw, 2-1, on Saturday. Junior forward Ryan Minick (North Royalton, OH/North Royalton) scored the Terriers lone goal against the Tigers and added another score in the victory over Thiel.

Brunswick's Pender

WOOSTER opened the week with a 1-1 double overtime tie against Heidelberg and captured a 2-1 double overtime triumph over Earlham on Saturday. Sophomore Liam Pender (Brunswick, OH/St. Ignatius) delivered the game-winner against Earlham for his third score of the season.

HIRAM opened the week with a 3-0 non-conference victory over Thiel, before falling in its NCAC-opener against DePauw by a score of 3-1. Junior Ernestina Zappa (Brooklyn, OH/Laurel) tallied one goal and dished out two assists on the week to lead the Terriers offense.

North Ridgeville’s Jordan White is named 

Offensive Player of the Week in the MAC for 

second consecutive week; Kent’s Wollet, 

Canfield’s Baker also honored


For the second week in a row, North Ridgeville High graduate Jordan White was named Offensive Player of the Week in the Cleveland-based Mid American Conference, turning in another stellar week for Western Michigan’s air attack.


 Co-Offensive Player of the Week:  Western Michigan WR Jordan White

Senior wide receiver Jordan White (Cleveland, Ohio) recorded his third game with at least 10 catches with a career-matching 14 for 134 and a touchdown in a 23-30 loss at No. 24 Illinois.  White became only the fourth Bronco to have over 200 career catches and recorded his 14th 100-yard receiving game, ranking second all-time at Western Michigan.  He leads the MAC in receiving yards per game and receptions per game, ranking third in the country in each category.

Baker (L), Wollet (R)


Defensive Player of the Week:  Kent State S Luke Wollet

Sophomore safety Luke Wollet (Poland, Ohio) recorded a pair of interceptions while matching his season-high with eight tackles as the Flashes earned their first win with a 33-25 over South Alabama. His second quarter pick and ensuing 22-yard return helped set up Kent State's second touchdown of the day. He then helped preserve the victory with another interception with just under three minutes remaining.


Defensive Player of the Week:  Ball State S Sean Baker

Senior safety Sean Baker (Canfield, Ohio) managed eight tackles, one tackle for loss, one sack and one interception in Ball State’s 48-21 victory over Army.  Baker, who is already Ball State’s career interceptions leader, tallied the 17th of his career vs. the Black Knights.  He was a part of a Ball State defense that tied an NCAA single game record by not allowing Army to complete a pass in the game.

Medina native/Baldwin-Wallace Senior Forward Carlin 

Vandendriessche Named OAC Men’s Soccer Player-of-the-


BEREA, OHIO -- Baldwin-Wallace College senior three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference forward Carlin Vandendriessche (Medina) has been named as OAC Men’s Soccer Player-of-the-Week for his performance during the week of September 19-25, 2011.  This marks the third time in his career and second time this season that he has earned the weekly honor.

Vandendriessche tallied two goals and three assists to lead the 16th-ranked (NSCAA Division III Coaches poll) Yellow Jacket men to wins againstAllegheny (Pa.) College, 4-2,  on Sept. 21, and at Westminster (Pa.) College, 3-1.  Against Allegheny, he recorded one goal and two assists for three points, and finished the week with a goal and an assist at Westminster.

With his first goal of the week,  Vandendriessche became the all-time leading goal scorer in Yellow Jacket history with 37 passing Jeff Schenk (1983-86).  He also ranks third with 85 career points (38 goals and nine assists)  and is just one point shy of tying Pete Angelokostopoulos’ (1997-2000) for second all-time at 86.  Vandendriessche needs seven points to tie Schenk atop the all-time scoring list with 92 points.

Academic All American Tricia McCutchan Earns Second UAA Athlete of the Week Award of 2011 as Record Approaches

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University senior middle hitter Tricia McCutchan (Hamilton, Ohio/Stephen T. Badin) has been selected as the University Athletic Association Co-Player of the Week, making her a two-time UAA Athlete of the Week in 2011 and a six-time UAA Athlete of the Week for her career.

McCutchan, who is now just 17 kills shy of tying the school's all-time record of 1,680, posted 16 kills with a .433 hitting percentage and nine digs in a sweep of The College of Wooster on Tuesday, September 20.

For the season, the two-time Capital One Academic All-American has 203 kills, 110 digs and 44 total blocks.

McCutchan, CWRU's all-time leader in hitting percentage (.324), trails only Lindsey Deyer (1998-00) for the school's illustrious kills record.

The Spartans (10-4 overall) are back in action tomorrow night versus cross-town rival Baldwin-Wallace College at 7:00 p.m. at Horsburgh Gymnasium.


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Spartan Football’s Olson and Nossem Earn UAA Athlete of the Week Honors

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Case Western Reserve University junior quarterback/punter Erik Olson (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) and junior linebacker Kevin Nossem(Munster, Ind./Munster) have been selected as the University Athletic Association Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week, respectively, for their performance in a 24-6 win at Denison University on Saturday.

Kevin Nossem (left) and Erik Olson (right) were tabbed UAA Players of the Week for their roles in a 24-6 win at Denison on Saturday.

Olson accounted for 262 yards of offense with two touchdowns in the victory. He completed 15-of-25 passes for 213 yards and a score in addition to rushing for a 62-yard TD dash on a fake punt.

Nossem had a career day with game and team season-highs of 14 tackles and four sacks. He also forced a fumble and recorded his second interception in as many games.

The Spartans (2-1 overall) return to action this Saturday, October 1 at Allegheny College (Pa.). Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. at Frank B. Fuhrer Field in Meadville.

Olmsted Falls High alumna Julie Radigan named OAC POW

in volleyball

AUSTINTOWNOhio—University of Mount Union senior Julie Radigan (Olmsted Falls/Olmsted Falls) was named the Ohio Athletic Conference Volleyball Player of the Week.

The lone senior on the roster, Radigan was instrumental in the Pruple Raiders' 4-0 record over the weekend with wins over Bridgewater (Va.), Penn State-Behrend, Defiance, and Wilmington. She finished the weekend with 150 assists, 19 kills, 32 digs, and eight block assists.

Heidelberg men's soccer to host Denison

TIFFIN, Ohio-The Heidelberg University men's soccer team will look to get
back on the winning track as it hosts Denison University in its final
non-conference match of the 2011 season Wednesday at Mayer Field in Tiffin,
.  Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.  The contest will be the fifth home game
for the Student Princes this season, and third at Mayer Field.

The Berg enters the contest 2-4-2 overall looking to snap a two-game losing
slide.  The Student Prince offense features a balanced attack, with six
different student-athletes scoring goals in just eight games this season,
including freshman midfielder Larry Baxter (Ashland), who scored his first
career goal last Saturday against Case Western Reserve University