Young Eagle Gridders Looking To Turn The Corner by hmh17149


									                                                                                                                                     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,
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                                                        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.

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                                                                     Make checks payable to: Clarion University Foundation
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
                                                                                                                         for Clarion.
         SheRRy                  hitting game-tying            Morton in 1991 to earn All-PSAC-West honors. He

Golf Review
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.
                                                                                                                          MOOSe                            SChMADeR

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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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 Wrestling Review

 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
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 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
                                                  RIggS                                                                                               leItzINgeR
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
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regulations. It is our responsibility to ensure that boosters                                                                       (Clarion Wrestling)                    (All other Clarion sports)
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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;
    PSAC Champion.
    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.
      30| July ’08
                                                       PReSIDeNt gRUNeNWAlD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     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)
                                                                                                                                                                                     WOMEN’S BASKEtBALL
                                                                                                                         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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
                                                                      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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