Fall Weekly Release #9
2003 RECORDS: 5-1 overall
THIS WEEK -- The football team travels to New Concord to play Ohio Athletic Conference rival Muskingum at McConagha Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
The National Rankings -- The Yellow Jackets were ranked as high as seventh by d3football.com, eighth by The Football Gazette and ninth by the AFCA prior to facing Wilmington last Saturday in Berea.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets won their fourth straight game as they defeated OAC foe Wilmington, 51-0, at The George Finnie Stadium on Youth Football Day, Academic All-American Day and Professor Appreciation Day.
Leading the way offensively was senior quarterback Dan Larlham (Brimfield/ Walsh Jesuit) who completed 12 of 18 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns and ran four times for 110 yards and one score. Larlham’s TD tosses were 13 yards to junior tight end Nate Wilder (Youngstown Cardinal Mooney) and 25 yards to junior wide receiver Dave Ehrman (Strongsville). Larlham’s TD jaunt was a career-long 79-yarder.
In addition to Larlham, senior running back Mark Anders (North Olmsted) ran for 70 yards in 12 attempts and scored on runs of 13 and 17 yards. In the last three games, Anders has scored 10 TD.
Also offensively, senior RB Randale Richmond (Akron/ North) scored on a 12-yard run, junior WR Michael Phillip (Wickliffe) caught a 44-yard TD pass from senior backup QB Tom Sutton (Canton/ Massillon Perry), senior placekicker Kevin Hille (Willoughby/ Lake Catholic) connected on a 32-yard field goal and six-of-six PATs.
Defensively, the first-team Yellow Jacket defense limited the Quakers to 65 yards rushing and 150 yards of offense before exiting the field after the first series of the second half. Justin Princehorn (Massillon/Washington) led the way in tackles with seven total tackles (three solo and four assists), including one tackle for a loss of two yards. Sophomore middle linebacker Joe George (Massillon Perry) had five tackles (four solo and one assist) and senior safety Jeff Fox (Willoughby/South) had five tackles (three solo and two assists).
Other defenisive leaders include freshman safety Jake Knipp (Amherst/ Marion Steele), who had four tackles (two solo and two assists), one forced fumble and a fumble recovery and run for 21 yards. Junior defensive back Sean Athey (Gahanna/ Lincoln) and senior defensive back Mark Pekarik (Lakewood/ Senior) each had an interception.
Harbour Was Honored -- Senior offensive guard and four-year starter Joe Harbour (Upper Sandusky) was one of two BW football players honored prior to last Saturday's game as an Academic All-American. Harbour carries a 3.919 grade point average in history and was a second-team pick a year aago. Also, 2003 graduate Matt CKish was honored as a two-time first-team Academic All-American.
Anders Nears Two Records, -- Mark Anders has scored 12 rushing TD and is one shy of tying his own single-season record of 13 which he shares with four others. Anders also has 33 career TD and is one shy of the all-time BW record of 34 set by John Price (1981-85).
Statistical Leaders -- Mark Anders continues to top the team in rushing with 708 yards in 91carries (7.2-yard average per carry) with 12 touchdowns. Dan Larlham is second in rushing with 468 yards in 66 attempts with four TD. Larlham has also completed 71 of 123 passes for 57.7 percent for 863 yards with 11 TD and five interceptions. Senior RB Randale Richmond is third in rushing with 322 yards in 49 carries (6.3-yard average) and two TD. Dave Ehrman is the top receiver with 21 catches for 287 yards and four TD. Anders is tied for second on the team with 12 catches for 102 yards and one TD. Junior flanker Gary Kopchak (Brook Park/ Midpark) also has 12 grabs for 171 yards and two TD.
Defensively, Jusin Princehorn and senior All-American safety Greg Koch (Olmsted Falls) top all tacklers with 55 each. Koch tops the squad with 32 solo stops and Pricehorn has the most assists with 26 assists and is first with two interceptions. Joe George is third in tackles with 50. Nate Mitchell is fourth in tackles with 40, first in tackles for losses with 12.5 (for minus 67 yards) and first in quarterback sacks with eightand forced fumbles with two.
On special teams, senior punter Rob Becker (Dover) is averaging 38.4 yards for 14 punts. Mark Anders is the top kick returner at 18.5 yards for six returns. Senior DB Tom DeLuca (Norwalk/Senior) is the top punt returner at 10.6 yards for eight returns He also is tied with three others on the team for the most pass breakups with five.
The Yellow Jacket Football Seasonal Winning Streak -- A win this week against Muskingum will secure BW's 37th winning season. Its current 36-year winning streak is the third longest in ALL of college football.
Yellow Jacket Offense "On Fire" -- BW had 501 yards of total offense for its second straight week with 500 or more. the Yellow Jackets had 511 two weeks ago at Ohio Northern.
Larlham Four Yards Shy -- Dan Larlham has rushed for 1,512 career yards and is four shy of Brian Moore's (1981-84) school-record for quarterbacks. Larlham has also accounted for a school-record 82 TD (52 passing and 30 rushing).
Richmond Passes 1,000 Yards -- Randale Richmond has rushed for 1,020 career yards and eight TD.
Head Coach: Reid Ayers
2003 Records: 11-4 overall
THIS WEEK -- The men's soccer team hosts OAC rival Capital on Tuesday night and then host Muskingum on Saturday night for Seniors' Night. Both games are at The George Finnie Stadium.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets split a pair of games as they lost to Ohio Northern, 3-1, at home on Wed-nesday and then beat Marietta, 1-0, in Marietta on Saturday afternoon.
Despite its loss to ONU, freshman Alex Witsky-Williams (Marysville) scored the lone goal on an assist from sophomore Geoff Andrews (North Ridgeville). In goal, sophomore Nate Christian (North Ridgeville) had three saves.
In its victory at Marietta, junior Adam McMahan (Brunswick) scored the game-winner at the 40:16 mark of the game with an assist from sophomore striker Dave Mustar (North Ridgeville). In goal, Christian had seven saves and earned his eighth shutout of the season to tie a school single-season record.
Statisical Leaders -- After 15 games, senior striker David Mustar (North Ridgeville) leads the team in scoring with 15 points. Mustar has four goals and a team-leading seven assists. Mustar is also first in shots taken with 41. Junior Adam McMahan is second with 14 points. McMahan has six goals and two assists. Louie Rolko and sophomore Geoff Andrews are third with 12 points and have each scored five goals. Freshman Alex Williams-Witsky is fifth in shots taken with 22.
In goal, Nate Christian has started and played in 14 games (1,215 of 1,350 team minutes). He has allowed just 13 goals for an impressive 0.96 goal against average with 45 saves. Christian also has the eight shutouts.
As a team, the Yellow Jackets have outshot the opposition in their first 15 games, 221 to 121, including 102 shots on-goal. The Jackets' have also outscored their opponents, 31-15.
Christian is an Academic All-America Candidate and Ties Record-- Nate Christian, who carries a 3.419 grade average in history and political science, is a candidate for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Christian's shutout versus Marietta was his eighth of the year and tied a record established by Ken Knobel in 1987 and equalled by John Fitzgerald in 1998.
Head Coach: Reid Ayers
2003 Records: 5-9-1 overall
THIS WEEK -- The women's soccer team travels to Bexley on Wednesday to play Capital and then travels to New Concord on Saturday to play Muskingum.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jacket women split a pair of games as they lost at Ohio Northern, 3-0, in Ada on Tuesday and then beat Marietta, 1-0, in Marietta on Saturday. The win at Marietta ended a four-game losing skid.
Despite the loss to ONU, senior goalie Amanda Avram (Kirtland/ Villa Angela - St. Joseph) had eight saves.
In the win versus Marietta, senior Lisa Przepyszny (Erie, Pa./ Mercyhurst Prep) scored the game-winner at the 68:58 minute mark with an assist from freshman Ashley Bel-ardo (North Royalton). In addition, Avram had nine saves and moved closer to setting a BW career-record (see more later).
Statistical Leaders -- After 15 games, freshman forward Jenny Miller (North Ridgeville) is the leading scorer with 13 points, tops the team in goals scored with six and in both shots taken with 41 and shots on-goal with 29. Junior Lindsey Shilling (Jamestown, N.Y./ Southwestern Central) is second with 12 points on five goals and two assists. She is fourth in shots taken with 21. Ashley Belardo and sophomores Emily Roll (Dover) and Lauren Clark (Parma Heights/ Valley Forge) are all tied for third with seven points each. Belardo is tied for second on the team in shots taken with 25 and first with three assists. Roll also has shots taken.
In goal, Amanda Avram has played in all 15 games, allowed 24 goals in 1,280 minutes for 1.69 goals allowed per game. She also has made 99 saves. Backing up Avram is freshman Emily Leonard (Stow). Leonard has played in two games, totalling 90 minutes and has yet to give up a goal. She has five saves to her credit.
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 (1987-90). Avram has tallied a total of 99 saves in 15 games played this season bringing her career total to 710 to rank second. She is one save behind Ward and the BW career-record of 711. Avram also has 21 career shutouts to rank second all-time.
Four Nominated -- Seniors Amanda Avram, Katie Johnson (Erie, Pa./ Mercyhurst Prep), Lisa Przepyszny and Shireen Shatti (Hubbard) are all candidates for CoSIDA Academic All-District IV honors.
Head Coach: Vicki Brault
2003 Records: 13-12 overall
OAC Record: 5-0
THIS WEEK-- The volleyball team hosts OAC and Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll on Tuesday night in the Rudolph Ursprung Gymnasium and then travels to Westerville to play Otterbein on Saturday afternoon.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jackets swept a pair of OAC matches as they beat Heidelberg, 3-0, in Tiffin on Tuesday and then swept Wilmington, 3-0, on Saturday at Ursprung.
In the win versus Heidelberg, seniors Cassie Palmer (Greenwich/ South Central) and Emily Bowen (Tiffin Columbian) led the way in the front row with 16 and 15 kills, respectively, and each player had five blocks. Bowen also had 10 defensive digs and four service aces. Senior setter Angie Elser (Wooster/ Northwestern) topped the team with 33 set assists, and freshman libero Kim Stoll (Norwalk St. Paul) had the most digs with 13.
In the victory against Wilmington, Palmer had a team-high 17 kills. She also had one service ace and six blocks. Stoll led the way with 19 digs defensively while Elser had 30 of the team's 32 total set assits.
Palmer Increases Kill Mark -- With her 33 kills this week, Cassie Palmer now has 1,656 career kills and owns the school-record.
BW Has Played the Best -- In its first 25 matches this season, BW has played 11 teams ranked in the Top 25 by the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association), including the top four ranked teams. The Yellow Jackets are 4-7 against those teams with wins against Ohio Northern (12th), Elmhurst, Wisconsin-Oshkosh (20th) and Simpson, Iowa (22nd).
Overall Stat Leaders -- After 25 matches, Cassie Palmer tops the Yellow Jackets with 462 kills and has a .290 attack percentage. She also leads the team in total blocks with 86 (37 solo and 49 assisted) and service aces with 35. Emily Bowen is second in kills with 299, second in digs with 369 and third in blocks with 49. Junior Laura Leach (Norwalk Senior), who was lost for the season two weeks ago with an injury at the Wittenberg Tournament, is third in kills with 234, second in blocks with 62 and third with 26 servce aces. Angie Elser is first in set assists with 549 (5.97 per game) and is fifth in digs with 219. Kim Stoll has a team-leading 515 digs.
Men's Coach: Chris Kibler
Women's Coach: Jim Meyer
OVERALL -- The men's and women's golf teams have completed a solid fall season. The men played in five tournaments and in 10 total rounds of 18 holes. The women played in seven events, covering 10 rounds of 18 holes.
This Spring -- This spring both teams return to action with their annual spring trips and preparations for the OAC Championships. Both teams should be contenders for both an OAC title and a possible spot in the NCAA Division III National Tournament.
Final Fall Men's Stroke Average Leaders -- After five tournaments and 10 rounds of 18 holes, junior Steve Weir (Brunswick) topped the team and set a Yellow Jacket single-season stroke average record at 75.20. The mark broke the record of 75.23 which was set by Kory Oslie '03 in the spring of 2001.
Following Weir in stroke average were sophomores Joe Tornabene (Canton/ Jackson) at 76.83, Rob Santerre at 78.6 and Gary Petit at 79.3. Freshman Ryan Petretti (Strongsville/ Cleveland St. Ignatius) and junior Luke Sondej (Columbus/ Upper Arlington) tied for fifth at 80.33. Junior Chuck Scarbrough was seventh at 81.25, sophomore Steve Porter was eighth at 81.33, junior Mark Speaks (Apple Creek/ Waynedale) was ninth at 81.5 and fresman Aaron Cuddy (Ashtabula/ St. John & Paul) and junior Ben Engelhart (Paulding) tied for 10th at 82.0.
Final Women's Stroke Averages -- After seven tournaments and 10 rounds of 18 holes, freshman sensation Tara Wetherelt (Stockton, Calif./ Franklin) topped the team in stroke average at 85.10. Freshman Sarah Hacker (New Albany, Ind./ Our Lady of Providence) was second at 89.0, freshman Kylee Ehinger (Roanoke, Ind./ Bishop Luers) was third at 92.4, sophomore Emily Scheetz (Massillon Perry) was fourth at 93.63, freshman Kelly Gallaway (Ashland Senior) was fifth at 93.88, sophomore Lauren Buckner (Westlake) was sixth at 96.0 and senior Lindsay Light (Ft. Wayne, Ind./ Concordia Lutheran) was seventh at 96.8. In addition, junior Sarah Todd (Seneca, Pa./ Cranberry) played in two tourneys and three rounds and averaged 103.67 and senior Karissa Kusick (Chicora, Pa./ Karns City) played in three events and four rounds and averaged 106.0.
Weir and Wetherelt -- Tara Wetherelt and Steve Weir each earned tournament medalist honors twice this fall. Wetherelt did it at both Wilmington and at Otterbein (tied with Scheetz). Weir did it at both Mt. Union and at Otterbein. He ended his fall season with four straight rounds of 72.
Head Coach: Dr. Bill Taraschke
THIS WEEK -- The Yellow Jacket men's and women's cross country teams are idle this week and run at OAC Championships in two weeks.
Defending the Title -- The BW women have won four straight OAC titles and 14 of 18 overall since the OAC began sponsoring women's championship events in 1985.
LAST WEEK -- The Yellow Jacket women were first of seven teams and the men were sixth of eight schools at the University of Rochester (N.Y.) Invittional.
The women were led by senior Jen Southall (Willoughby South), who won her second individual title of the fall, and covered the 6K course in 22:56 overall. Southall was joined in the Top-20 by junior Lisa Bartkiewicz (Berea) in sixth place in 23:58, senior Tatum Gruskiewicz (Williamsfield/Pymatuning Valley) in 10th place in 24:24, freshman Rihana Knotts (Middletown/ Madison) in 12th oplace in 24:27, junior Abby Cominsky (Fremont Ross) in 13th place in 24:30, freshman Megan Via (Brookville) in 14th place in 24:31 aand senior Khara Sosko (Ellwood City, Pa./ Riverside) in 17th place in 24:44.
The men were led by freshman Chris Buhovecky (Brunswick/ Padua) who finished 20th with a time of 26:46.
Southall and Buhovecky Lead -- Jen Southall has led the women in all six of the meets that she has competed. Chris Buhovecky has led the Yellow Jacket men in each of their first seven meets.