Fall Weekly Release #3
Head Coach: John Snell
2003 RECORDS: 1-0 overall
THIS WEEK -- The Baldwin Wallace University football team is idle this week and next plays on Saturday, September 20 in Alliance against three-time defending NCAA Division III champ Mount Union.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets opened the 2003 season with an impressive, 45-26 victory against Allegheny (Pa.) College on Community Night at The George Finnie Stadium before 6,555 fans.
BW led 21-0 after one quarter, 38-10 at halftime and by as much as 45-10 in the third stanza.
Senior running back Mark Anders (North Olmsted) rushed for a game-high 167 yards in 13 attempts and scored on touchdowns runs of six, 56 and six yards all in the first quarter. He also caught two passes for 26 yards.
Senior quarterback Dan Larlham (Brimfield/ Walsh Jesuit) had a solid performance too. He completed nine-of-16 passes for 125 yards and threw a 23-yard scoring strike to junior wide receiver Gary Kopchak (Brook Park/ Midpark). Larlham also ran for 96 yards in 15 attempts and scored on runs of seven and eight yards.
In addition, senior backup RB Randale Richmond (Akron North) rushed for 72 yards in 11 attempts including a 21 yard scamper, his longest of the game.
Senior Kevin Hille (Willoughby/ Lake Catholic) was perfect on the day. He connected on all six of his point-after-touchdown conversion kicks and connected on a 32-yard field goal.
Defensively, Football Gazette (second-team) and Hewlett-Packard (honorable mention) All-American Greg Koch (Olmsted Falls) led the team in total tackles with 7. (one solo, six assists) He also had one tackle for a loss of a yard. Freshman defensive lineman Derek Fabry (Avon Lake) finished the day with six total tackles (two solo, four assists) including two tackles for a loss of a yard. Senior Nate Mitchell (Butler, Pa./Butler), junior Ryan Lewis (Holland/Springfield) and sophomore Justin Princehorn (Massillon/Washington) all had five tackles for the Yellow Jackets. Mitchell also had two tackles for a loss of a yard including a sack. Freshman defensive tackle Adam Woodbury (Westerville/North) also recorded a sack in the win over Allegheny.
Anders Named Dick Miller Player of the Game -- Mark Anders was named the Dick Miller Player of the Game for his 167 rushing yard performance including two receptions for a total of 26 yards in the 45-26 win over Allegheny (Pa.) College.
The Streak -- BW is seeking a 37th straight winning season. The Yellow Jackets have not had a losing season since 1966. The 36-year streak is the third longest in all of college football.
Head Coach: Reid Ayers
2003 Records: 3-1 overall
THIS WEEK -- The men's soccer team travels to Painesville on Thursday to play Lake Erie and then opens its 2003 home schedule by facing Thomas More (Ky.) next Sunday in the first game of a men's and women's doubleheader.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets had a 1-1 record and finished second at the Ohio Northern adidas Classic Tournament in Ada. In Friday's first round, BW beat Defiance, 2-0, and then lost on Saturday to Ohio Dominican, 2-0.
In the win versus Defiance, freshmen Louie Rolko (Hudson), a midfielder, and Alex Williams - Witzky (Marysville), a forward, each scored their first collegiate goal. Rolko scored the game-winner at 23-38 of the first half and Williams-Witzky tallied an insurance goal at 62:40 of the second stanza. In goal, sophomore Nate Christian (North Ridgeville) faced four shots and made one save as he recorded his third straight shutout to start the season.
Despite its loss to ODC, Christian had two saves bringing his season total to three so far on the season
Statisical Leaders -- Sophomore Geoff Andrews (North Ridgeville) and Rolko each have scored a goal and an assist to lead the team in total points with three each. Andrews also leads the Yellow Jackets in shots taken with 13. Williams-Witzky, juniors Ryan Golden (North Olmsted) and Peter DeMichele (Erie, Pa/Cathedral Prep) have each scored a goal for two total points, good enough for second-best on the team. Williams-Witzky is also third on the team in shots taken with 10. Junior defenseman Dave Mustar (North Ridgeville) rounds out the BW scorers with one point and has taken 11 shots which is second highest on the team. Christian has played in all four games so far this season at the goalie position and has recorded three saves on 16 shots faced.
Head Coach: Reid Ayers
2003 Records: 1-2 overall
THIS WEEK -- The women's soccer team travels to Lake Erie on Wednesday and then will play in the nightcap game of a men's and women's doubleheader against Thomas More (Ky.) on Sunday.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jacket women lost their only game, 2-0, to Ursuline in their home opener at The George Finnie Stadium. Despite the loss, senior goalie Amanda Avram (Kirtland/ Villa Angela - St. Joseph) made seven saves.
Statistical Leaders -- Freshman Jenny Miller (North Ridgeville) leads the Yellow Jackets in scoring with two goals for four points. She also leads the team in shots taken with 12. Ashley Belardo (North Royalton) is second with a goal and an assist for three points. Emily Roll (Dover), Kellie Corbett (Silver Lake/Cuyahoga Falls) and Emily Panek (North Olmsted) each have a goal for two points. Senior Lindsay Shilling (Jamestown, N.Y./ Southwestern Central) rounds out the BW scorers with an assist for one point. In goal, Amanda Avram leads the way with seven saves and is allowing 1.0 goals per game.
OAC Opener -- BW will play its 2003 Ohio Athletic Conference opener on Saturday, October 4, in Westerville against Otterbein at 2:00 p.m.
Avram Closing in on Career Saves Title -- Two-time Ohio Athletic Confernce Goalie of the Year, Amanda Avram continues to close in on the all-time career saves record in school history held by Jill Ward. Avram has tallied a total of 11 saves in three games played this season bringing her career total to 622, 89 behind Ward's all-time record of 711.
Head Coach: Vicki Brault
2003 Records: 4-4 overall
THIS WEEK-- The 23rd-ranked volleyball team is idle this week and will next compete on September 17 when it travels to University Circle to play Case Western Reserve.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets had a 3-1 record and finished second at the annual Marcia French Memorial Tournament in Berea. Enroute to its tourney title, BW beat Kalamazoo (Mich.), 3-0, OAC rival John Carroll, 3-0, and Grove City (Pa.), 3-0, in pool play. The Yellow Jackets then lost to OAC rival Mount Union in the championship match, 3-1.
All-Tourney Team -- Senior three-time All-OAC and time-time All-Region middle hitter Cassie Palmer (Greenwich/ South Central) and senior 2-time All-OAC and 2002 All-Region outside hitter Emily Bowen (Tiffin Columbian) were both named to the all-tournament team. It was the second straight year that Bowen was named to the all-tourney squad.
Tourney Stat Leaders -- Cassie Palmer led the way in kills with a two-day total of 81. She also led the team in total attempts with 192 and was second on the team in total blocks with 14 Emily Bowen had 48 kills out of 177 total attempts along with 76 digs. Junior All-OAC hitter Laura Leach (Norwalk Senior) led the Yellow Jackets in solo blocks with nine and total blocks with 15. Freshman setter Kristin Habegger (Oregon) led team with 156 set assists.
Overall Stat Leaders -- Palmer tops the Yellow Jackets with 166 kills and has a .341 attack percentage. She also leads the team in total blocks with 27. (eight solo, 19 assists) Kari Kuhn (Amhurst/Steele) leads the team in service aces with 17 followed by teammate Laura Leach who has 11. Emily Bowen has a team-leading 167 digs followed closely by Kim Stoll (Norwalk/St. Paul) who has 164 digs. Rounding out the team leaders is freshman Kristin Habegger who has 232 set assists and is averaging 11.05 assists per game.
Upcoming Events -- In three weeks, Sept. 19-20, the Yellow Jackets travel to St. Louis, Missouri to participate in the Washington University Tournament. At that tourney, BW will compete with preseason number one-ranked Wash. U., number two-ranked and defending Division III national champion Wisconsin Whitewater and third-ranked Juniata (Pa.).
Men's Coach: Chris Kibler
Women's Coach: Jim Meyer
THIS WEEK-- The BW women play at the Defiance John Spiess Invitational on Monday and at the Wilmington Ryder Cup Tournament next Sunday.
The BW men travel to New Concord to compete at the annual Muskingum Invitational on Friday and Saturday.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jacket men placed 11th of 16 teams at the Olivet Tournament at the Comet Classic in Battle Creek, Michigan. It was BW's season-opener.
At Olivet, the BW men fired team rounds of 311 and 316 for a two-day, 36-hole total of 627 strokes. BW was ninth after the first day.
Leading the way was sophomore Gary Petit (Marietta) who fired rounds of 78 and 74 for a two-day, 36-hole total of 152 strokes. His 74 was the low round for a Yellow Jacket. Placing second on the team was sophomore Rob Santerre (Cincinnati LaSalle) with a 154 total as he fired consistent rounds of 77-77. Steve Porter (Massillon/Perry) was third with a 159 total and rounds of 78-81; Ryan Petretti (Strongsville/St. Ignatius) was fourth with a 166 total and rounds of 82-84; and junior 2003 OAC Medalist Steve Weir (Brunswick ) was fifth with a 167 total and rounds of 78 and 89. In addition, junior Luke Sondej (Columbus/ Upper Arlington) had a 167 total and rounds of 81 and 86 as he played as an individual/ unattached.
The Women Opened at GVSU -- On Sept. 1-2, the BW opened the 2003 campaign by placing 13th of 17 teams at the prestigious Grand Valley State (Mich.) Tournament. Freshman Tara Wetherelt (Stockton, Calif./ Frank-lin) led the way with rounds of 88 and 89 for a two-day 36-hole total of 177 strokes to finish in a tie for 53rd individually. Sarah Hacker (New Albany, Ind./Our Lady of Providence) had the second-best team score with rounds of 90 and 91 for a 181 stroke total and a 61st place finish individually. Kelly Gallaway (Ashland/Senior) rounded out the top three Yellow Jacket performers with rounds of 91 and 94 for a 185 stroke total and she finished in a tie for 70th place individually.
Head Coach: Dr. Bill Taraschke
THIS WEEK -- The Yellow Jacket men and women travel to Bowling Green to participate in the BGSU Mel Brodt Invitational Meet on Saturday morning.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jacket men and women ran at the Hanover (Ind.) Invitational Meet last Saturday. The Yellow Jacket women were sixth of 16 teams and the men placed 10th of 20 schools. It was the season-opener for both teams.
For the women, senior Jen Southall (Willoughby South) was the top finisher in 20th place overall of 188 total runners with a time of 19:31.40. Freshman Megan Via (Brookville) came came in 33rd place overall with a time of 20:06.72. Fellow freshman Rihana Knotts (Middletown/Madison) ran the event in 20:15.21 earning her 43rd place overall. Junior runner Lisa Bartkiewicz (Berea) finished in 48th place individually with a time of 20:24.90. Senior Khara Sosko (Ellwood, Pa/Riverside) rounded out the top five BW women perfornmances with a 50th place finish overall and a time of 20:28.43.
On the men's side, freshman Chris Buchoveckey (Brunswick/Padua) led the Yellow Jackets with a 42nd place finish individually out of 207 total runners with a time of 27:44.22. Senior Jason Ream (Burton/Berkshire) was next with a 68th place finish and a time of 28:19.50. Junior runner Josh Fetzer (Ashland/Senior) was third on the team with a 78th place finish overall and a time of 28:36.06. Freshman Chris Smolinski (Parma/Padua) followed that up with a time of 28:57.37 and a 96th place finish individually. Fellow freshman Jake Hatmaker (Ashtabula/Lakeside) rounded out the top five men performances with a time of 29:51.22 and a 130th place finish individually. Also, freshman Ryan Hladek (Ashtabula Lakeside) was 148th overall and seventh on the squad in 30:36.14.