CLARION AND BEYOND
2008 Season Preview
Young Eagle Gridders
Looking To Turn The Corner
larion third year Sophomore Gino Rometo will start at
head coach Jay Foster quarterback having completed 49 of 107
marches into 2008 passes for 517 yards and 2 TDs last year.
with a squad that Junior Tyler Huether, who connected on 150
features 17 starters, 33 of 294 aerials for 1,859 yards and 9 TDs,
lettermen, and a host of other young, could also vie for time.
but experienced, players returning. Senior tailback Eddie Emmanuel, a first
Playing as many as 30 freshmen team PSAC-West choice in 2006, returns to
in 2007, the Golden Eagles finished lead the backfield. Emmanuel gained 722
a disappointing 0-11, but could have yards and rushed for 7 TDs in 2007. Gaining
won several games and eventually 967 yards on 204 carries (4.7 p/c) with 3 hOggARD
gained the type of experience that could SIMMONS TDs in 2006, he has 1,689 yards and 10 TDs
pay big dividends in 2008. in his career. Nick Sipes, a freshman starter at
In the final four weeks of 2007 the safety a year ago, has switched to fullback and
Eagles could have won all four games. Clarion led will help lead the running attack. Also bolstering the front wall will be seniors Bob
Fairmont 14-13 in the fourth before losing 21-14, led Ready to catch passes will be All-PSAC tight end Kail (20 hits, 3 TFLs), Kevin Brady (13 stops, 3
NCAA Playoff bound IUP 21-10 in the third before Matt Foradora, along with Alfonso Hoggard and TFLs) and newcomer Vince Bazzone.
bowing 38-31, and led Edinboro four times before Jaques Robinson. The linebacking corps returns plenty of depth
losing 49-30. In the season finale the Eagles lost 17- Foradora, a junior tight end, grabbed 24 passes with Garrett McMullin (55 stops, 5 TFLs, 1 INT),
14 in overtime to Lock Haven. for 295 yards and 4 TDs in 2006. Hoggard, a FB Joe Fox (39 tackles, 7 TFLs), Chris Smeltzer (16
The offense returns six starters Gazette HM All-America in 2007 as a freshman, hits, 4 TFLs), Arminas Maciulis (28 jolts, 3 TFLs)
and 14 lettermen from a unit that grabbed 48 passes for 405 yards and 3 TDs, while and Mike Verdun (21 stops, 2 INTs) all back as
averaged 315.5 Robinson snatched 23 passes for 231 yards in his sophomores.
yards of offense rookie season as well. The secondary will see senior Dane Williams
per game. The The “O” line will depend on junior center John (39 tackles), and sophomores Alex Evans (25 hits, 1
2007 Eagles Kalchthaler (6-2, 280) and tackle Chris Kinkaid INT) and Patrick Pettis (28 jolts) at the corners, with
averaged 99.5 (6-5, 280) to lead the way. Danielson Gilbert, Kory sophomores Shawn Sopic (44 tackles, 1 INT) and
rushing yards Kusick and Eli Morres are three potential starters in Matt Giugliano (40 stops, 3 TFLs) at the safety spots.
and 216 2008. Senior All-PSAC punter Nick Perla is back after
passing Nine starters and 17 lettermen return for a averaging 36.6 per boot in 2007 with eight punts
yards per Clarion defense that had few experienced players a downed inside the 20. He has a career long punt of 73
game. year ago. The defense will be improved in 2008. yards.
Overall the defense yielded 478.3 yards per game CLARION NOTES:
including 260.4 on the ground and 217.9 Clarion is tradition rich in
through the air. football ... 27 straight non-
Returning to anchor the defensive line is 2006 losing seasons from 1961-87,
FB Gazette All-America Jimmy Simmons. The senior a 47-year (1961-07) record
missed all of 2007 but posted 70 tackles, including of 262-200-6 and 10 PSAC-
27 TFLs (ranked #2 in NCAA) for -100 yards with West titles (1966, ’67, ’69,
1 fumble caused and 1 pass break up in 2006. In two ’77, ’78, ’80, ’83, ’92, ’96 and
seasons Simmons has 93 tackles and 35 TFLs. 2000).
Clarion University golf Classic Friday,
Sponsored By: Pepsi, S&t Bank and Wienken and Associates Sept. 5, 2008
Event: 4-person scramble Shotgun Start: Noon Clarion Oaks
Lunch: 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Entry Fee: $150 golf Club
Fee Includes: green fees, cart, lunch, tee prizes, hole prizes, par
3 prizes including hole-in-one and nearest to the pin, team prizes,
door prizes, refreshments, buffet dinner and much more.
Registration Info: Contact A.D. Dave Katis: 814-393-1997.
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Make checks payable to: Clarion University Foundation
spORTs ON ThE ROAD
Men’s Basketball Review
henderson, sherry Lead Eagles To psAC playoffs In 2008
onsistency has been the calling card 3-pointers, one with seven seconds left in regulation
of the Golden Eagles men’s basketball and another with 67 seconds left in the first overtime.
team in the 20 years of head coach Clarion then outscored the Huskies 7-5 in the second
Ron Righter. extra session to get the victory. Senior Demetrius
That consistency continued in 2008 with Clarion Graham (Detroit, Mich.) led the way with 16 points
earning its second straight PSAC playoff berth, its and six assists with Sherry adding 13 points.
11th appearance in the PSAC postseason in the past Henderson then returned to the lineup three days
12 years including a PSAC title in 2001 and PSAC- later in an 85-48 win at Briarcliffe (NY) scoring 14
West championships in 1997, 2000 and 2005. points and grabbing 19 rebounds, tying for the most
The Golden Eagles finished the season 16-12 in a game by a Golden Eagle since 1983.
overall and 7-5 in the PSAC-West and earned at least Sherry stepped to the forefront at Fairmont State,
15 wins for the 13th time under Righter, who is the which was ranked 19th in the nation at the time,
winningest coach in school history with a mark of scoring a then career-high 25 points in the victory
328-212. while junior Damon Gross (Pgh – Westinghouse)
Righter achieved career win No. 350, including 24 added 18 points in helping Clarion rally from a 10-
at Wilkes College in the early 1980s, with an 81-58 point first-half deficit.
victory at Lock Haven Feb. 20 thanks to a balanced Moving on to play Cheyney, the Golden Eagles
team effort that saw five players reach double figures used a late 12-4 run to secure the victory with
including 16 points and 12 rebounds from senior Henderson scoring 13 points and adding nine
Ricky Henderson (Detroit, Mich.). The victory rebounds.
all but sealed a PSAC playoff berth for the Golden Later in the season, Clarion strung together a heNDeRSON
Eagles, who earned that spot a week later. four-game win streak that included three victories
In gaining the 16 wins and the playoff spot, over PSAC-West rivals including a key 75-58 win over
was named PSAC-West “Rookie of the Week” five
Clarion overcame a slow start (1-4) that saw the visiting IUP Feb. 13. In the IUP game, Sherry scored
Golden Eagles, playing without Henderson the first 25 points including 15 in a span of four minutes
Henderson also earned all-conference honors
month. while hitting 7-of-12 three-pointers to lead the
being named first-team PSAC-West after scoring
But a thrilling 69-67 double overtime win at Golden Eagles to the win.
11.9 ppg and adding 8.8 rpg and 2.05 bpg. He
Bloomsburg Dec. 2 started a five-game winning streak Cal ended Clarion’s season with an 82-66 win in
finished 29th in the country in blocks per game.
which included an 84-77 win at then nationally the PSAC playoffs, but the future looks bright for the
Henderson ended his Clarion career with 618 points,
ranked Fairmont State Golden Eagles especially with Sherry in the lineup for
423 rebounds and 98 blocked shots in just 46 career
as well as a victory at the next three seasons.
eventual PSAC-East The true freshman from Pittsburgh was named a
Graham, Clarion’s 5-foot-5 point guard who
champion Cheyney second-team All-PSAC-West selection after leading
could always be seen carrying a basketball with him
63-56 on Dec. 18 in the Golden Eagles in scoring (12.3 ppg) and hitting
even when not playing, added 7.4 ppg, 4.21 apg
the last game before 72 3-pointers, the second most in the PSAC. His
and 2.89 spg. He led the PSAC and was sixth in the
the Christmas break. 42.6 percent success rate from behind the arc was
nation in steals and third in the PSAC in assists.
Freshman Mike second in the PSAC and 21st in the nation, while
Junior Josh Yanke (N. Canton, Ohio; 11.3 ppg,
Sherry (Chartiers his 332 points were the most by a Clarion freshman
5.8 rpg), senior Lonnell Jones (Brooklyn, N.Y. ; 9.8
Valley) played a huge since 1995. He scored 25 or more points three times
ppg), Gross (9.5 ppg) and senior Lamar Richburg
role in the win at including a career high 30 vs. Shippensburg and
(Queens Village, N.Y.; 6.7 ppg) also played key roles
Bloomsburg twice became the first Clarion freshman since Kwame
SheRRy hitting game-tying Morton in 1991 to earn All-PSAC-West honors. He
schmader Wins East Regional / Golfers Fourth At NCAA East Regional
larion freshman Jared Schmader 35th (247) and Preston Mullens (Sr., Emporium)
(Cooperstown) won the 2008 was 43rd (249).
NCAA Division II East Regional Clarion placed fourth of eight teams with a
and the Golden Eagle golf team team score of 938.
placed 4th to finish the 2008 season. CLARION NOTES: Al Lefevre finished his ninth
Schmader shot a 54-hole score of 222 (72, 74, season as head golf coach... Schmader set a new
76) at the Back Creek Golf Club in Middletown, school record in the Fall with a 6-under 66 at the
Del. against the top East Region golfers. Teammate Robert Morris Invitational at Montour Heights
Justin Moose (Sr., N. Huningdon) tied for second Country Club... Schmader finished the year with a
at 225, while Sean Foust (So., Emlenton) was 32nd 74.4 average and won PSAC “Rookie of the Year”
(245), Justin Cameron (Jr., Punxsutawney) was honors.
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CLARION AND BEYOND
Women’s Soccer Preview percentage.
Sophomore Jenna Kulik (N.
Eagle soccer Team ‘moving up’ Huntingdon) is poised to take over
for Reed. In limited action last season,
Kulik started one game and made five
ith a young, talented the last two years are just two fewer appearances allowing 14 goals.
and experienced than it had in its first five. “Jenna had a very strong spring,”
returning corps of Eighth-year head coach Nina Feldman said. “I’m very confident she
players back this fall, Alonzo Feldman believes another step will be up to the challenge.”
the Golden Eagle up can be made in 2008. Kulik, who is from Norwin High
women’s soccer team is looking to “The expectations we have set for School, will get support from junior WAteRhOUSe
“move up” again in their development ourselves are pretty high,” Feldman defenseman/midfielder Rebecca
in 2008. said. “Coming off last year, we have Waterhouse (Girard), who was a Clarion. Miller led the Golden Eagles
Last season Clarion was 5-11-3 a huge group of solid returners so we second-team PSAC-West selection last in scoring with four goals and eight
overall and 3-6-1 in the PSAC-West. believe we have the right mix that season for the second straight year after points as a freshman, while Schmitz
The five victories were the second could lead us to winning a lot more playing in all 19 games and helping the had three goals, an assist and seven
most in the program’s seven years of games.” Golden Eagles post five shutouts while points.
existence while the three PSAC-West In order to get more victories, holding opponents to one goal in three Additional key contributors for the
victories were the most conference Clarion will have to replace starting other games. Golden Eagles should be junior Alyssa
wins in school history. Add that to the goalkeeper Jessica Reed, who was a Sophomore Jill Miller (Irwin), Jacobs (Gettysburg), senior Hillary
six wins the Golden Eagles achieved second-team PSAC-West selection last a high-school teammate of Kulik’s, Dieter (Erie- Iroquois)and sophomore
in 2006, and Clarion is headed in an year as a senior when she had a goals and senior Rachael Schmitz (Pgh- Beth Ellen Dibeler (Hummelstown),
upward direction as the 11 wins over against average of 1.72 and a 79.7 save Shaler) will lead the way on offense for who each had one goal last year.
Women’s Basketball Review
parsons ‘Coach of the Year’/ Clarion 18-9 In 2008
he Golden Eagle women’s basketball Albanese (Crescent Springs, Ky.) added 16 points Greer led the team in scoring (14.5 ppg) while also
team had a banner year in 2008. and 10 rebounds and Zabresky had 15 points and 13 leading the PSAC in free-throw shooting (89.4
Clarion finished the season with boards. percent), which was the second-best mark in PSAC
the sixth most wins in school history While Clarion’s season came to a close with an 81- history and the ninth best in NCAA D-II this season.
(18), qualified for the PSAC playoffs for the fourth 68 closer-than-it looks loss at California in the opening She became the first Golden Eagle junior since 2004 to
time in the last seven years and just missed a seventh round of the PSAC playoffs, the season was surely one top the 1,000 career point mark finishing the year with
appearance in the NCAA Division II Playoffs. to remember for the Golden Eagles. 1,015 points, the 11th most in school history.
Great games, exciting moments and strong Among the individual accomplishments of the year, Albanese led the Golden Eagles in rebounding
individual performances also highlighted the 19th Parsons was named PSAC-West “Coach of the Year” (7.5 rpg) while finishing with 13.0 ppg. She scored
season for head coach Gie Parsons, the all-time for the second time in the last four seasons and for her 1,000th career point during the season and finished
winningest coach in school history. the fourth time in her career, Greer earned first-team sixth on the all-time scoring list with 1,244 career
The Golden Eagles finished the year 18-9 overall All-PSAC-West honors and Albanese garnered second- points. She also ended her four-year run with the
and 8-4 in the always tough PSAC-West. The season team All-PSAC-West honors. Golden Eagles as the school’s seventh all-time leading
featured winning streaks of four and five games Parsons is 288-238 in her 19 years at Clarion and rebounder (688).
including a key five-game PSAC-West streak starting is just two wins shy of 400 in her career with an overall Ashley Grimm, meanwhile, broke Shelly Respecki’s
in late January that helped secure Clarion’s first PSAC mark of 398-311 in 27 seasons as a head coach. She 16-year old school record for career assists during the
playoff berth since going to the NCAA playoffs in has led the Golden Eagles to six NCAA Division II season and finished her distinguished career with 569
2005. playoff appearances including two trips to the “Elite helpers, just missing the Top 10 in PSAC history. Her
An exciting 72-71 come-from-behind win at Eight”, three PSAC titles and five PSAC-West titles. 6.33 apg led the PSAC for the second-straight season
Tippin Gym over PSAC-West rival California and ranked 10th in the nation, the second-straight year
highlighted the five-game win streak. she was in the Top 25 in the country in assists. With
Cal, which went on to the NCAA Division II a flare for the dramatic, Grimm set the school record
“Elite Eight”, led by 12 with 5:36 to play Feb. 9, but for career assists Jan. 5 at East Stroudsburg when she
Clarion finished the game on an 18-5 run that was recorded Clarion’s first triple-double since 1992 with
capped by senior My’Kea Cohill’s (Cleveland, Ohio) 10 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. Scoring 8.9 ppg
floating jumper with 26.2 seconds left that gave the this past season, Grimm ended her career with 807
Golden Eagles the lead. Clarion then had to withstand points.
a last-second shot by the Vulcans to secure the win. Grimm was also honored by both the PSAC and
Janelle Zabresky (So., Dallas) had 18 points and 15 the College Sports Information Directors of America
rebounds off the bench to lead the way. for her athletic and academic accomplishments being
Two games later, Clarion matched the excitement named a first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic
of the win over Cal with another rally at Shippensburg. All-District winner and a PSAC Winter Top 10 Award
The Golden Eagles were down two, 71-69, with winner.
less than two seconds left when Katrina Greer (Jr., Additional key contributors for Clarion included
Centre Hall) buried two free throws to send the game Cohill (11.9 ppg), sophomore Sara Pratt (So.,
to overtime, and Clarion won the OT 17-10 to get an Clinton, Ohio; 10.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg) and Zabresky (8.6
88-81 victory. Cohill scored 20 points, while Jessica ppg, 7.3 rpg).
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moore marches Eagle Wrestling Forward
econd year Clarion The New Year started out with a Uncapher had the win of the season, a 7-6 victory
wrestling coach Teague bang as the Golden Eagles went on a over seventh-ranked Matt Kocher at 157, while the
Moore had a lot to be three match winning streak defeating Eagles won five of 10 matches.
proud of in the 2008 Buffalo (18-12), Delaware State (52-3) Pitt hosted the 33rd Annual EWL’s at Fitzgerald
season as his Golden and Davidson (31-14). Field House. Edinboro won the team title with 111
Eagles fought their way to a 10-15-1 Against Buffalo Clarion won six points, Clarion was sixth with 55 points. Harrison
dual meet record, placed third at the bouts including Hadley Harrison’s 4-2 and Ivanco finished third, Jamie Luckett was fourth
PSAC’s and 6th at the Eastern Wrestling overtime win at 149 and newcomer and Travis Uncapher and Rob LaBrake were fifth.
League championships. Jamie Luckett’s 5-3 overtime win at The 2008 NCAA Division I Nationals were held
“We showed a lot of character 197. Ivanco, Harrison, Cox and Jordan at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Iowa won the
and heart this season,” said Moore. had pins against Delaware State, and team title, while Harrison represented the Golden
“We took another big step forward in Harrison and heavyweight Roman Eagles. Although he went 0-2, he led Kyle Larson
getting this program back where we lASCARI Husam (Fr., Lewisburg) posted falls (Oregon State) before losing 13-11 in overtime, and
want it. We’re not there yet, but we’re against Davidson. he led Scott Ervin (App. State) before losing 5-3 in
heading in the right direction.” Losses to Edinboro and WVU were countered overtime. He finished the year with a 23-12 record.
Clarion opened 2008 with a split at the by wins over Duquesne (30-13) and Wagner
Binghamton duals, losing to #2 Iowa State, but (49-6). Harrison and Joseph posted falls versus
rallying back to defeat Sacred Heart 37-10. Duquesne, while Clarion won all 9 matches
Next, at the Northeast duals, the Eagles rolled wrestled against Wagner.
over AIC 56-0, but lost to #3 Oklahoma State (38-6), After an 0-3 East coast trip to Bloomsburg,
Virginia (30-10) and Lehigh (21-15). Rider and Rutgers, the Golden Eagles traveled
Clarion hosted the 65th PSAC’s in December and to Eastern Michigan and showed wrestling fans
surprised everyone with a strong third place finish. they were ready to bounce back. The Eagles
Edinboro won with 152.5 team points and Clarion were stout in a 24-17 loss to highly-regarded
was third with 88.5 points. The Eagles had nine Northern Illinois, winning five of 10 bouts.
placewinners including second-place Sal Lascari Then the Eagles dropped Gardner-Webb
(Jr., Gray) at 141, third-place finishers Hadley by a 47-6 margin, and rallied to tie Eastern
Harrison (So., McKean) at 149, Travis Uncapher Michigan 16-16. Down 13-9 at 149, Harrison’s
(Fr., Grapeville) at 157 and Dave Cox (So., Orlando, major win set up Dominic Ross’ 10-5 win at
Fla.) at 165. Placing fourth was Jay Ivanco (Fr., 165 to produce the tie. Ross, Harrison and
Monroeville) at 125, and fifth were Rob LaBrake Luckett were 3-0 on the day.
(So. N. Bennington, Vt.) at 133, Mario Morelli (So. On Feb. 14 the Eagles notched a 30-7 win
DuBois) at 174, and Dixon Jordan (So. Cheverly, over Cleveland State, with Morelli’s pin and
Md.) at 197. Scott Joseph (So., Export) was sixth at Scott Joseph’s technical fall leading the way.
184. The dual meet season ended with a 23- hARRISON
15 loss at #23-ranked Pitt. Freshman Travis
Women’s Volleyball Preview
(Lancaster; 40 games, 53 digs). tougher this
Young Eagle spikers Reloading In 2008 “Our upperclassmen really haven’t year, which
seen much playing time in the fall,” makes a big
he 2008 Golden Eagle adjusts the best to the college game.” Harrison said. “Most of their time has difference.
women’s volleyball team The Golden Eagles feature two come during spring practice.” But it’s
will be young. sophomores and a junior returning who The Golden Eagles are also bringing important
Coming off one of the saw extensive action last year. Junior in nine freshman including five or six to show the
best seasons in school history, Clarion defensive specialist Katie Aurand who could help right away. freshmen
has to replace eight seniors from a team (Whitmore Lake, Mich.) had 176 digs “I expect a lot of competition,” what it takes
that went 28-6 overall and 7-3 in the (1.85 dpg) as a sophomore. Middle Harrison said. “It will be interesting to get to the
PSAC-West, while advancing to the hitter Nicole Andrusz (So., Lockport, to see who emerges. There definitely is next level. It ANDRUSz
PSAC Title game and the second round N.Y.) led the team with 72 blocks going to be a lot of battles at all of the is something
of the NCAA Division II Playoffs for while adding 199 kills (1.78 kpg) as a positions, which is good.” for them to aspire to. It’s going to be
the first time in program history. freshman and sophomore middle hitter Harrison said she doesn’t mind the interesting. But I would rather it be that
“I think it will be an interesting Sarah Sheffield (Attica, N.Y.) had 94 fact that expectations have risen for the way than to play a bunch of teams that
season,” second-year head coach Jennifer kills (1.16 kpg) and 58 blocks in her Golden Eagles, who have qualified for you get nothing out of.”
Harrison said. “We are losing a lot of rookie year. the NCAA D-II playoffs in each of the CLARION NOTES: Clarion
really good players, but we are bringing Other returning players who could last two seasons and in five of the last topped Lees McRae 3-1 in the NCAA
in a lot of freshman who I believe can be step up are junior outside hitter Amanda six. Playoffs last year … Clarion finished
very good. We should be a more physical Stefanov (Uniontown, Ohio; 25 games, “That’s not a bad thing,” Harrison second at PSAC’s last year… The first
team than we were last year, but not 21 kills), senior setter Dani Hughes said. “I don’t like to lose very much. time since being second in 1989.
having the experience we had will hurt (Clarion; 18 games, 72 set assists) and Our goal is to maintain that. But it is
us some as well. We are going to see who junior defensive specialist Joy Carey going to be tough. Our schedule is a lot
CLARION AND BEYOND
Women’s Swimming & Diving Review
Eagles second At psACs/Eighth At NCAAs;
Teagan Riggs Crowned NCAA Diving Champ
enior diver Teagan The NCAA Division II Nationals were Leitzinger was a five-
Riggs (Meadville) won in Columbia, Mo. and Truman State won time A-A placing sixth in
the three-meter national the team title with 461.5 points, while the 200 backstroke and 14th
title and the Golden Clarion was eighth with 190 points. in the 100 back, plus three
Eagles finished eighth Riggs excited the crowd winning relays. She finished as a 16-
at nationals capping off another great the three-meter national title with 455 time All-American.
women’s swimming and diving season. points, while also finishing second on Connolly, a five-time
Clarion’s women posted a 9-4 one-meter with 409 points. She finished A-A, was 16th in the 100
dual met record, placed second at her career as an eight-time All-American. breaststroke and part of four
PSAC’s and eighth at the NCAA Also scoring on the boards were A-A relay swims.
Division II Nationals under head coach Ginny Saras (Sr., Sugarloaf ), Jena Mattucci earned four
Mark VanDyke and diving coach Dave Gardone (So., Apollo) and Kayla relay All-America honors,
Hrovat. Kelosky (Fr., Ellwood City - Riverside). while sophomore Jamie
At the 2008 PSAC’s Clarion finished second with Saras was sixth on three-meter and Maloney (York) was an A-A in one relay
523.5 points and were led by Kaitlyn Johnson (Fr., ninth on one-meter and finished her event.
Uniontown), Lori Leitzinger (Sr., State College), career as a seven-time All-American. CLARION NOTES: Clarion’s
Denise Simens (Jr., Hollister, Calif.) and Gina Gardone was eighth on three-meter women are now 62-24 in dual meets
Mattucci (Fr., Jeannette). and seventh on one-meter and is now under VanDyke... Hrovat’s divers have
Johnson won the 100 butterfly, while all four a four-time A-A. Kelosky, in her first now won 29 NCAA titles and 186
swimmers made up the winning 400 medley trip, was third on one-meter and 10th on A-A placings in 18 seasons... Clarion
relay team. Johnson also was second in the 50 three-meter. has won 26 of the 33 PSAC titles since
free, Leitzinger second in the 200 back and Kelly In the pool Johnson was a seven- the PSAC started women’s swimming
Connolly (Fr., Cranberry Twp.) was second in the time A-A including placing 10th in the championships in 1976... Eight D-II
100 breaststroke. 50 and 100 freestyles, and 13th in the titles were won 1977, ’78, ’80, ’81, ’82,
100 fly, with four relay swims. jOhNSON ’83, ’84 and ’86.
Alumni, Boosters, And Friends Of Clarion University NCAA Recruiting Rules You Should Know
Clarion University is committed to full compliance with all Question Answer Answer
NCAA and Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference rules and NCAA Division I Rules NCAA Division II Rules
regulations. It is our responsibility to ensure that boosters (Clarion Wrestling) (All other Clarion sports)
are in compliance with the NCAA guidelines. Please take a Is it permissible for a booster to:
moment to read this article carefully. It is important to Clarion
4 Make in-person, off-campus contacts
University and its student-athletes. with a prospect* or the prospect’s NO NO
If Clarion University and/or anyone associated with the relatives or legal guardians?
university (e.g., booster, alumnus, faculty, staff, or coach)
violates an NCAA rule, the following penalties may be 4 Make in-person, on-campus contacts
with a prospect or the prospect’s NO YES - if approved by the appropriate
applied: relatives or legal guardians? Clarion head coach.
u The student-athlete may be declared ineligible to
4 Write a prospect or the prospect’s YES - Permissible after Sept. 1 of the
represent Clarion in intercollegiate athletics, relatives or legal guardians? NO prospect’s junior year in high school, and
u Clarion may have to forfeit a conference and/or NCAA with approval from the appropriate Clarion
title, and head coach.
u The NCAA may place Clarion on probation
4 Telephone a prospect or the prospect’s YES - Permissible after July 1 (Aug. 15 for
(i.e., ineligible for championship participation) football) following the prospect’s junior
relatives or legal guardians?
NO year in high school, and with the approval
General Recruiting Rules from the appropriate Clarion head coach.
Division I (Clarion’s Wrestling Program): Only coaches 4 Entertain a prospect or the prospect’s YES - Permissible only on campus and
are permitted to be involved in the off-campus recruitment relatives or legal guardians? NO with the approval from the appropriate
process. No one else is permitted to contact a prospective Clarion head coach.
student-athlete or members of his/her family by telephone,
letter, or in person for the purpose of encouraging 4 Observe a prospect’s contest? YES - However, contact with YES - However, contact with the prospect
the prospect or prospect’s or prospect’s relatives or legal guardians
participation in athletics at Clarion University. relatives or legal guardians is is not permitted.
Division II (all Clarion programs except wrestling): Only not permitted.
coaches and certified athletics department staff are permitted
to recruit off-campus. 4 Contact a prospect’s coach, principal,
or guidance counselor to evaluate the NO NO
Telephone calls and correspondence from individuals
outside the athletics department must be coordinated by the
coaching staff of each individual program. 4 Pay for transportation (i.e., air fare,
rental car, mileage) for a prospect to NO NO
visit Clarion’s campus?
* A prospect is a student who has started classes for the ninth grade
2007 – 2008
harrison And Richard Named Clarion’s ‘Athletes Of The Year’
BASEBALL Sophomore wrestler Hadley Harrison Overall she has won seven individual
Jake Yackovich – PSAC-West First Team.
(McKean/General McLane) and junior PSAC championships, including a total
BASKEtBALL (MEN) cross country and track star Erin Richard of 6 in indoor and outdoor track. Richard
Ricky Henderson – PSAC-West First Team. (Erie/McDowell) were named the Male is a three-time NCAA D-II All-American
BASKEtBALL (WOMEN) and Female “Athletes of the Year” by placing third in the 5,000 and 4th in the
Katrina Greer – PSAC-West First Team. Athletic Director Dave Katis on May 2 as 10,000 in the outdoor and 7th in the
Ashley Grimm – ESPN/CoSIDA First Team District
2 All-Academic Team. PSAC Academic Top Ten.
part of the Sports Hall of Fame induction 5,000 at the indoor championships in
Margaret “Gie” Parsons – ceremonies. Spring 2007.
PSAC-West Coach of the Year Harrison, a 149-pounder, had a CLARION NOTES: Previous winners
CROSS COUNtRY (WOMEN) strong NCAA Div. I Wrestling season. include – 2007- Dan Patton and Jamie A.D. DAve kAtIS, hADley hARRISON AND
Erin Richard – ESPN/CoSIDA Second Team Named PSAC Wrestler of the week twice Wolf; 2006- Terrance Vaughns and Jamie WReStlINg COACh teAgUe MOORe.
Academic All-American. NCAA Div. II All-Region. and EWL honors once, Harrison was Wolf; 2005- Frank Edgar and Jamie Wolf;
Clarion University Female “Athlete of the Year”. 23-12 overall and qualified for the D-I 2004- Matt Guyton and Heather Cigich;
Nationals. He lost two overtime bouts at 2003- Shawn Colten and Allison Stodart;
Clay Bowers – NCAA Div. II All-American nationals. Hadley placed third at EWL’s 2002- Shawn Colten and Amanda Earnest;
James Kane – NCAA Div. II All-American (2) and PSAC’s and now has a two-year 2001- Anthony Tacconelli and Stephanie
record at Clarion of 44-31. Sutton; 2000 - Mark Angle and Stephanie
Jena Gardone – NCAA Div. II All-Ameican (2). Richard, the first female at Clarion Sutton; 1999 - Alvin Slaughter and
Kayla Kelosky – NCAA Div. II All-American (2). to win the PSAC Cross Country title, Christina Tillotson; 1998 - John Williams
Ginny Saras – NCAA Div. II All-American (2).
Teagan Riggs – NCAA Div. II Champion.
defeated Edinboro’s defending champion and Christina Tillotson; 1997 - Steve Witte
All-American (2). PSAC Academic Top Ten. Rachael Lanzel by 12 seconds to win the and Christina Tillotson; 1996 - Sheldon
NCAA Div. II Post-Graduate Scholarship. title in the Fall. Erin went on to finish Thomas and Mona Gaffney; 1995 - Dan CROSS COUNtRy AND tRACk COACh
Jamie Wolf – NCAA Top Eight Award.
NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist. fourth at the NCAA East Regional and Payne and Amy Paganie; 1994 - Kwame jAySON ReSCh, eRIN RIChARD,
61st at the NCAA Championships. Morton and Carlita Jones. A.D. DAve kAtIS.
Alfonso Hoggard – FB Gazette HM All-American
– FB Gazette Second Team East Region. PSAC-West
“Rookie of the Year”.
Mike O’Brien – FB Gazette Third Team All-Region.
2008 Clarion Sports hall Of Fame Inductees
Pierre Odom – FB Gazette Third Team East Region. The Clarion University “Sports Hall of Fame” inducted six new
GOLF members on Friday, May 2 at ceremonies held at Chandler Dining
Justin Moose – NCAA Div. II All (East) Region. Hall with more than 300 attending. Inducted L-R were Thomas Kurts
Preston Mullens – PSAC All-Conference. (football), Steve Witte (football), Randy J. Miller (wrestling), Amy (Coon)
Jared Schmader – HM NCAA Div. II All-American.
Miller (women’s basketball), John Doverspike accepting for Mary Lou
NCAA Div. II East Region Medalist.
PSAC “Rookie of the Year”. PSAC All-Conference. (Doverspike) Russell (Tennis – Honorary) and Steven P. Darby (men’s
swimming). The current class brings the induction total to 124 since the
SWIMMING (MEN) inaugural Hall of Fame ceremonies were held in 1989.
AJ Claypool – NCAA Div. II All-American.
Mike Cohen – NCAA Div. II All-American.
Rich Eckert – NCAA Div. II All-American (2).
Mike Kerr – NCAA Div. II All-American (3).
sandusky, schalles And DeGregorio West pennsylvania hall
Ryan Thiel – NCAA Div. II All-American (3).
PSAC Champion (3). PSAC “Swimmer of the Meet”.
Kelly Connolly – NCAA Div. II All-Ameican (5). The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the Pennsylvania DeGregorio,
Kaitlyn Johnson – NCAA Div. II All-American (7). Sports Hall of Fame, inducted former Clarion football great Alex the men’s basketball
PSAC Champion (2).
Lori Leitzinger – NCAA Div. II All-American (5). Sandusky, former wrestling standout Wade Schalles and former coach at Clarion
PSAC Champion. head basketball coach Joe DeGregorio as new members on May from 1975-82
Jamie Maloney – NCAA Div. II All-American.
Gina Mattucci – NCAA Div. II All-American (4).
3, 2008 at the Sheraton Four Points in Cranberry Twp. (eight years),
PSAC Champion. Sandusky, was an All-America football player (end) from notched a career
Denise Simens – PSAC Champion. 1950-53 and part of Clarion’s great 1952 team which went record of 159-67
undefeated (9-0) and defeated East Carolina 13-6 in the Lions (70.4%), won five BOB BUBB, WADe SChAlleS, Alex
SANDUSky, FRANk lIgNellI AND jOe
Lisa Baumgartner – NCAA Div. II National Bowl game. The Stowe Twp. native was drafted by the Baltimore PSAC-West titles
Sportsmanship Award. PSAC Academic Top Ten.
Colts in 1954 and switched to offensive guard. He had an (1981, ’80, ’79, ’78, DegRegORIO.
tRACK – OUtDOOR (WOMEN) illustrious 13-year NFL career protecting Johnny Unitas, was an ’77) and two D-18 crowns. His 1977 squad was 27-3 and won
Diane Kress – PSAC All-Conference (2). NFL All-Pro from 1961-64, and part of 1958 and 1959 NFL 19 straight games. The 1980 team was 23-9 and won two games
Ann Stinson – PSAC Champion.
Championship teams. at the NAIA National Championships, and the 1981 team which
vOLLEYBALL Schalles, a native of Holidaysburg, was one of the all-time was 23-6 and advanced to the East Regional title game. He also
Kristi Fiorillo – ESPN/CoSIDA Third Team Academic
All-America. ESPN/CoSIDA First Team District 2
best collegiate wrestlers and wrestled at Clarion from 1971-74. coached three years as an assistant at Pitt and head coach at Upper
All-Academic Team. PSAC Academic Top 10. He posted a career record of 153-5-1 with an NCAA record 106 St. Clair and North Hills High.
Sarah Fries – Daktronics First Team Atlantic Region. pins. Wade was a four-time PSAC CLARION NOTES: 11 members were inducted overall and
AVCA HM Atlantic Region. PSAC-West First Team.
Vicky Gentile – AVCA HM All-American.
champ and a four-time NCAA over 500 attended the banquet … Robert “Tick” Cloherty (’62)
AVCA All-Atlantic Region. Champion (two college division, serves as Hall President and ran the event – Clarion President
Christina Steiner – AVCA All-Atlantic Region. two Div. I). His Div. I titles came Joseph Grunenwald, A.D. Dave Katis, SID Rich Herman,
Daktronics Second Team Atlantic Region.
PSAC-West First Team. in 1972 at 150-pounds (39-1) and former A.D. Frank Lignelli and former wrestling coach Bob
1973 at 158-pounds (37-0). On Bubb attended the gala representing Clarion … Also flying in
WREStLING March 18, 2005, Wade was named was former Golden Eagle John Calipari (’82), current Memphis
Hadley Harrison –
Clarion University Male “Athlete of the Year”. to the NCAA’s 75th Anniversary head coach, who led the Tigers to the 2008 NCAA Basketball
All-Time team recognizing the top Championship game and an NCAA record 38 wins … Calipari
jOhN CAlIPARI (’82) AND 15 wrestlers of all time. played for DeGregorio.
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CLARION AND BEYOND
FALL SCHEDULES Oct. 1 WED at Edinboro 6 p.m. 19 FRI PITT-JOHNSTOWN 7 p.m. 17 SAT at Gannon 1 p.m.
2008-2009 Clarion University Fall and Winter Sports Schedules
3 FRI SETON HILL 6 p.m. 29-30 T-W at Midlands TBA 21 WED CALIFORNIA 6 p.m.
7 TUE at Slippery Rock 7 p.m. Jan. 9-10 F-S at Virginia Duals TBA 24 SAT at Slippery Rock 1 p.m.
FOOtBALL 12 SAT MERCYHURST 1 p.m. 16 FRI at Edinboro 7 p.m. 26 MON URBANA 6 p.m.
Coach: Jay Foster 17 FRI at Gannon 7 p.m. 18 SUN at Indiana Duals TBA 28 WED at Mercyhurst 5:30 p.m.
Aug. 28 THU FAIRMONT STATE 6 p.m. 21 TUE LOCK HAVEN 6 p.m. 24 SAT MILLERS./DUQUESNE 3 p.m. 31 SAT EDINBORO 6 p.m.
Sept. 6 SAT at Kutztown 3:35 p.m. 25 SAT at California 2 p.m. 24 SAT WEST VIRGINIA 7 p.m. Feb. 4 WED LOCK HAVEN 6 p.m.
13 SAT EAST STROUDSBURG (FD) 4 p.m. 28 TUE INDIANA 6 p.m. 30 FRI BLOOMSBURG 7 p.m. 7 SAT at Indiana 5:30 p.m.
20 SAT at Mercyhurst 1 p.m. Nov. 1 SAT EDINBORO 6:30 p.m. 31 SAT RIDER 7 p.m. 11 WED at California 5:30 p.m
27 SAT at Gannon 7 p.m. Feb. 13 FRI PITTSBURGH 7 p.m. 14 SAT GANNON 6 p.m.
Oct. 4 SAT CALIFORNIA (HC) 2 p.m. 14 SAT at Cleveland State 2 p.m. 18 WED MERCYHURST 6 p.m.
11 SAT SLIPPERY ROCK 6 p.m.
18 SAT at Lock Haven 7 p.m.
CROSS COUNtRY 21 SAT at Lock Haven 7:30 p.m. 22 SUN SLIPPERY ROCK 1 p.m.
Coach: Jayson Resch Mar. 7 SAT at EWL’s (LH) 9 a.m. 25 WED at Lock Haven 6 p.m.
25 SAT at Indiana 3:30 p.m. 19-21 T-S at NCAA’s (St. Louis) TBA 28 SAT at Edinboro 1 p.m.
Sept. 6 SAT at California Inv. 10 a.m.
Nov. 1 SAT EDINBORO 12 p.m. * N. Allegheny HS
13 SAT at Lock Haven 10 a.m.
8 SAT CHEYNEY (SD) 1 p.m.
Oct. 4 SAT at Slippery Rock 10 a.m. SWIMMING & DIvING
11 SAT at Carnegie Mellon 10 a.m. MEN’S BASKEtBALL Coach: Mark Van Dyke
WOMEN’S vOLLEYBALL Nov. 1 SAT at PSAC’s (LH) 10 a.m. Coach: Ron Righter Oct. 24-25 S-S FALL CLASSIC 5/8:30 p.m.
Coach: Jennifer Harrison 8 SAT at NCAA Reg. (SR) 10 a.m. Nov. 15-16 S-S at Kean To. TBA 26 S-S DIVING INVITE 11 a.m.
Aug. 29-30 F-S CLARION TO. TBA 22 SAT at NCAA’s (SR) 10 a.m. 20 THU at Wheeling Jesuit 7 p.m. Nov. 1 SAT SHIPPENSBURG 1 p.m.
Sept. 2 TUE at California 7 p.m. 26 WED FAIRMONT ST. 5 p.m. 8 SAT at Carnegie Mellon 1 p.m.
5 FRI vs Shepherd* 6 p.m.
5 FRI vs St. Rose* 8 p.m.
MEN’S GOLF Dec. 3 WED LAKE ERIE 7 p.m. 14 FRI at Duquesne 6 p.m.
Coach: TBA 15 MON PITT-JOHNSTOWN 7 p.m. Dec. 5-7 F-S at Zippy Inv. (Akron) 10 a.m./6 p.m.
6 SAT vs Queens* 11 a.m. 19 FRI PSU-DUBOIS 7 p.m. Jan. 1-10 T-S at CSCAA Forum (Ft. Lauderdale)
Sept. 6-7 S-S at Ohio Valley Invitational
6 SAT vs Phila. U.* 1 p.m. Jan. 3 SAT E. STROUDSBURG 3 p.m. 17 SAT EDINBORO 1 p.m.
14-15 S-M HAL HANSEN (Clarion Oaks)
9 TUE at Gannon 7 p.m. 4 SUN KUTZTOWN 3 p.m. 24 SAT ASHLAND 1 p.m.
22-23 M-T at Wheeling Jesuit Inv.
12-13 F-S at Fla. Southern TBA 10 SAT at Mansfield 3 p.m. 31 SAT at Indiana 1 p.m.
Oct. 5-6 S-M at Vulcan Invitational
16 TUE INDIANA 7 p.m. 11 SUN at Bloomsburg 3 p.m. Feb. 7 SAT at Pittsburgh 11 p.m.
12-13 S-M at Robert Morris Inv.
18 THU at Juniata 7 p.m. 14 WED INDIANA 8 p.m. 8 SUN at YSU Diving TBA
18-19 S-S at PSAC’s (Wren Dale)
23 TUE at Mercyhurst TBA 17 SAT at Gannon 3 p.m. 14 SAT CLARION DIVING TBA
30 TUE SLIPPERY ROCK 7 p.m. 21 WED CALIFORNIA 8 p.m. 19-22 W-S at PSAC’s
Oct. 3 FRI vs Shippensburg** 2:30 p.m. WOMEN’S GOLF 24 SAT at Slippery Rock 3 p.m.
10 a.m./6 p.m.
Mar. 11-14 W-S at NCAA’S (Houston, Tx.) 10:30 p.m./6 p.m.
4 SAT vs Lock Haven** 10 a.m. Coach: Marie Gritzer
26 MON URBANA 8 p.m.
4 SAT vs Cheyney** 3 p.m. Sept. 6-7 S-S at E. Stroudsburg
28 WED at Mercyhurst 7:30 p.m.
7 TUE CALIFORNIA 7 p.m. 20-21 S-S at Mercyhurst INDOOR tRACK
31 SAT EDINBORO 8 p.m.
17 FRI EDINBORO 7 p.m. Oct. 4-5 S-S at Gannon Coach: Jayson Resch
Feb. 4 WED LOCK HAVEN 8 p.m.
18 SAT LAKE ERIE 12 p.m. 9 THU at Allegheny Dec. 6 SAT at Kent State 10:00
7 SAT at Indiana 7:30 p.m.
18 SAT W. LIBERTY 6 p.m. 18-19 S-M at PSAC’s Jan. 10 SAT at Kent State 10:00
11 WED at California 7:30 p.m.
21 TUE GANNON 7 p.m. Jan. 17 SAT at PSAC West 10:00
14 SAT GANNON 8 p.m.
23-24 F-S at Bucknell Open 10:00
25 SAT at Indiana 2 p.m. WOMEN’S tENNIS 18 WED MERCYHURST 8 p.m.
28 TUE at Edinboro 7 p.m. Feb. 7 SAT at New Balance (NYC) 10:00
Coach: Lori Sabatose 22 SUN SLIPPERY ROCK 3 p.m.
Nov. 1 SAT MERCYHURST 1 p.m. 14 SAT at Susquehanna Open 10:00
Sept. 16 TUE at Westminster 4 p.m. 25 WED at Lock Haven 8 p.m.
4 TUE at Ald. Broaddus 6 p.m. 21 SAT at Kent State 10:00
19 FRI MILLERSVILLE 4 p.m. 28 SAT at Edinboro 3 p.m.
8 SAT at Slippery Rock 2 p.m. 27-28 F-S at PSAC’s 10:00
20 SAT KUTZTOWN 11 a.m.
* - E. Stroudsburg To. Mar. 13-14 F-S at NCAA’s (Houston) 10:00
23 TUE at West Liberty 3:30 p.m.
**- PSAC Crossover at Edinboro 27-29 S-M at ITA’s – Reg. (Bloom)
Oct. 4-5 F-S at PSAC Ind. (Ship)
Coach: Gie Parsons
CLARION UNIvERSItY QUICK FACtS
Nov. 15-16 S-S CLARION CLASSIC 4 /6 p.m.
WOMEN’S SOCCER 15 SAT BOWIE ST. 6 p.m.
PRESIDENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dr. Joseph P. Grunenwald
Coach: Nina Feldman WINTER SCHEDULES 16 SUN ALD. BROADDUS 6 p.m.
Aug. 29 FRI at W.V. Wesleyan 6 p.m. ATHLETIC DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Katis
19 WED FINDLAY 6 p.m.
31 SUN at Ald.-Broaddus 11 a.m. ASSOCIATE A.D. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Wendy Snodgrass
WREStLING 22 SAT at Seton Hill 2 p.m.
SPORTS INFO DIRECTOR . . . . . . . . . . . . Rich Herman
Sept. 3 WED SLIPPERY ROCK 7 p.m. Dec. 6-7 S-S at Indiana To. 1 p.m.
Coach: Teague Moore SPORTS INFO PHONE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 814-393-2334
6 SAT at Mercyhurst 1 p.m. 15 MON at W.V. Wesleyan 5:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 FRI BLUE-GOLD 6 p.m. GOLDEN EAGLE HOTLINE . . . . . . . . . . . 814-393-2079
9 TUE GANNON 7 p.m. 18 THU FAIRMONT ST. 6 p.m.
21 FRI EASTERN MICHIGAN 7 p.m. TICKETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 814-393-2423
13 SAT CALIFORNIA 11 a.m. Jan. 3 SAT E. STROUDSBURG 1 p.m.
23 SUN at Binghamton Duals 9 a.m. WEB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.clariongoldeneagles.com
17 WED at Lock Haven 6 p.m. 4 SUN KUTZTOWN 1 p.m.
Dec. 6 SAT at PSAC’s (Ship) 9 a.m.
20 SAT BLOOMSBURG 1 p.m. 10 SAT at Mansfield 1 p.m.
15 MON at Kent State 7 p.m. ALL CAPS HOME CONTEST
23 TUE at Indiana 4 p.m. 11 SUN at Bloomsburg 1 p.m.
19 FRI vs Northwestern* 12 p.m. ]ALL SPORTS SEASON (FAMILY) TICKET- $50
28 SUN at Allegheny 1 p.m. 14 WED INDIANA 6 p.m.
Men’s Swimming & Diving Review
Kane was sixth
Eagles second At psACs /18 At NCAAs th on three-meter
and seventh on
ighth year head coach to pace all PSAC swimmers. Dustin backstroke while placing in two relays. one-meter making
Mark VanDyke led the Fedunok (So. Gibsonia) was second He finished his career as a nine-time him a four-time
2008 Golden Eagle in the 1000 free and Rich Eckert All-American. All-American.
men’s swimming and (So., Versailles) was second in the 200 Also earning A-A honors Bowers, in his first
diving team to a 6-7-1 breaststroke. were Eckert, Mike Cohen (Sr., appearance, placed
dual meet record, a second place finish Moving on to the NCAA Division Pickerington, Ohio) and A.J. Claypool 11th on the three-
at the PSAC Championships and II Nationals in Columbia, Missouri, (Jr., Kittanning). Eckert was a two- meter board.
an 18th place showing at the NCAA Drury won the team title with 523, time A-A in relays and now has five-A- kANe
Division II Nationals. while Clarion scored 68 A awards to his credit.
Ryan Thiel (So., points and finished 18th. Cohen and Claypool
Ligonier) led the Golden In the pool Thiel led the earned one A-A award CLARION NOTES: The
Eagles to a second place way with 3 A-A placings each on relay squads. Eagles have won 24 PSAC
finish (631.5 points) at including a 15th in the 50 Cohen finishes with 11 team titles in the past 38
the 2008 PSAC’s and free and part of two relays. A-A awards and Claypool years... Clarion has an
was named the PSAC He is a seven-time career has four. eight-year dual record under
“Swimmer of the Meet” All-American. Divers James Kane VanDyke of 47-29-2.
for his performances. Mike Kerr (Sr., Lansdale) (Sr., Plymouth) and
Thiel won the 50, 100 also earned 3 A-A awards. Clay Bowers (Fr.,
and 200 freestyle races He placed 14th in the 100 Weedville) also placed.
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