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Discussing Diversity PAGE 2
Go Granola PAGE 4
Superbowl Wrap Up PAGE 8
Kayla Smith Takes Five PAGE 11
FEBRUARY 11, 2011 CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA VOL. 30, NO. 19
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University Police Reports “Reel Diversity” gets students talking
Jan. 25- Medical Assistance Jan. 30- Alcohol Possession
A California University stu- Two males from Residence
dent, while attempting to exit Hall B will be cited for posses-
Hamer Hall, “blacked out” and sion of a bottle of E&J Liquor.
fell, striking his head. Browsn-
ville Ambulance Service trans-
ported the patient to Mon Valley Jan. 31- Assist
Hospital for further treatment. University Police assisted
Cal Borough police with a drug
Jan. 26- Disturbance investigation at 412 Vulcan Vil-
At 12:31 a.m., University lage. Two California University
Police responded to Residence students were arrested for hav-
Hall E for a report of a dis- ing a large quantity of suspected
turbance on the second floor. marijuana inside the apartment.
Parties were separated upon an
officer’s arrival, and no charges
will be filed. Feb. 1- Disabled Motorist
Jan. 29- Underage Drinking University Police assisted a
University Police cited two disabled motorist along Wood
males and three females for Street after the officer observed
underage drinking in Residence the vehicle with a disabled
Hall E. steering axle. The vehicle was
towed from the scene by Weld’s
Jan. 29- Disorderly Conduct Towing.
At approximately 3:20 a.m., Feb. 1- Assist
University Police were called to Cal Borough police requested
respond to a highly intoxicated assistance in locating the owner
disorderly female in Johnson of a vehicle that was involved in
Hall. The female was escorted an accident on American Street.
to the Health Center and will Attempts to make contact were
be cited. unsuccessful.
Jan. 29- Assault
University Police took a male Feb. 1- Violation of Policy
into custody for assault. At 10:32 p.m. University
Police assisted the Residence
Director and Community As-
Jan. 30- DUI sistants from Residence Hall C
At approximately 11:45 p.m. in escorting several individu-
Photo By: AJ Carpinelli
a student was stopped by Uni- Brian Johnson spoke to Cal students about diversity using movies as examples for his points.
als from the third floor of the
versity Police for failing to stop residence hall for violation of diversity, sometimes people get view to embrace each other’s
at a stop sign and was found the University’s residence hall By Frank kolesha
tense,” Johnson said. He chal- differences and similarities,
to be under the age of 21 and visitation policy. Individuals not Staff Writer lenged the audience to rethink rather than avoid them.
under the influence of alcohol. signed into the residence hall the meaning of diversity. “Di- “The more you understand
The individual was arrested for were told to leave the building If there is anybody in America versity simply means different.” about your own cultural iden-
DUI and charges will be filed. by residence hall staff. who questions the role that Hol- Johnson also made the argu- tity, the more likely you are to
lywood plays in the public’s ment that Americans have lost find a connection with someone
Feb. 4- Graffiti
ideas of diversity, there is one the ability to use dialogue ef- else,” Johnson said.
At 2:39 a.m., University Police
Jan. 30- Underage Drinking man who would love the chance ficiently. As Johnson spoke about the
took report of graffiti on a wall
Just after midnight, an 18-year to silence the critics. “We have lost the art of hav- concept of diversity, he empha-
in Residence Hall C.
old female was transported On Feb. 7, California Univer- ing really good dialogue in our sized that it includes not only
from Residence Hall B to the Feb. 4- Disturbance sity of Pennsylvania alumni culture,” Johnson said. “Have race, but also gender, sexual ori-
hospital for alcohol overdose. At 5:28 a.m., University Police Brian C. Johnson returned to the you ever heard a conservative entation, religion, and income.
She, along with two other fe- took a report of a disturbance in school to present an interactive talk about a liberal? Doesn’t However, diversity, according
males, will be cited for underage Carter Hall lecture entitled “Reel Diversity” it sound like a disease you can to Johnson, is not something that
drinking. in the Vulcan Theater. He is a catch? We don’t talk well across should separate people; they
faculty member at Bloomsburg difference.” should instead celebrate their
Feb. 7- Assist
Jan. 30- Violation of Policy University, an ordained min- Johnson proceeded to his fo- own identity as well as others,
University Police were dis-
At approximately 2 a.m. Uni- ister, and contributing author cus of his presentation, which and unite.
patched to assist Cal Borough
versity Police were called to to various media addressing was using scenes from cinema to As Johnson closed his pre-
police for a fight in front of
Carter Hall for several students society and culture. help illustrate some of the focal sentation, he encouraged the
Campy’s. Once on the scene it
in the possession of alcohol. “Movies teach us about who points of his lecture. He used audience to share their heritage,
was made known the suspects
Individuals were found to be we are,” Johnson said. “I want clips from approximately ten work and learn as one, and to
had left the area.
under the age of 21 and will to help expose some of the films, including “Rush Hour,” “have the courage to be your-
be cited. things Hollywood does to help “In & Out,” “Knocked Up,” and self.”
Feb. 7- Couch Fire us consider ourselves.” “Avatar.” “I cannot be the best ‘me’
Jan. 30- Medical Assist University Police went to To engage the audience, John- Johnson used the scenes to that I can be until you become
University Police found a Fourth and Ash Streets for a son began by sharing some show the audience his two main the best you that ‘you’ can be,”
female student passed out in couch fire that was burning comical racial stereotypes he’s points, that all film is political, Johnson said. “And you cannot
her dorm from the effects of too in the middle of the road. The observed in horror movies, and and there are no mistakes in become the best ‘you’ that you
much alcohol. fire department was called to asking audience member’s their films. He pointed out how can be, until I become the best
handle the fire. general thoughts on discussing films shape our perceptions of ‘me’ that I can be.”
diversity. diversity, but challenged the
“When you start talking about audience to help change our
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Talk Describe your dream date:
Guylyn Wade Dana Bisnowaty Eli Miereles
(freshman, psychology) (freshman, justice studies/business) (sophomore,
professional golf management)
“Going to dinner with Denzel “With any guy to a beach, prefer- “Probably on the beach, night time,
Washington.” ably to the Virgin Islands.” secluded, eating dessert, and then
taking a walk on the beach.”
Gourmet Corner: Chewy Granola Bars
By AJ CArpinelli
Staff Writer Butter, for pan
Chewy granola bars are a 1 1/3 cups rolled oats
perfect solution for college 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
students. While not generally 1/2 cup oat bran
an actual meal, we all know 1 1/2 cups crisp brown rice
how hungry we can get during cereal
those long class, and “study” 1 cup dried cranberries
sessions. Not to mention the 2 tablespoons chopped crys-
times in between classes when tallized ginger
1-2 hours just isn’t enough time 1/2 cup brown-rice syrup
to push your way through the 1/4 cup turbinado sugar
vast crowds and lines of the 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
university’s dining options to 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
get a proper meal.
This recipe will make 16
2-inch bars that you can keep for Directions:
a decent amount of time at room 1. Light butter an 8-inch
temperature, making for easy square baking pan
transportation. That should get 2. Mix the oats, seeds, oat
most students through a lot of bran, cereal, cranberries, and
classes, or at least a fairly large ginger in a large bowl until well
study group. blended.
Also, the recipe calls for dried 3. In a small saucepan, com-
cranberries, but feel free to swap bine rice, syrup, sugar, vanilla,
them out for any other dried and salt.
fruits you want. It will create 4. Cook over medium heat,
some variety, as well as a wider stirring constantly, until the
appeal. Whatever you decide mixture comes to a boil and
to use, try and stick to dried starts to thicken, about 3-5
though, for the sake of keeping minutes.
the bars good for longer periods 5. Pour over the oat mixture
of time. and stir with a rubber spatula
The cooking portion is pretty until evenly coated.
straight forward, which adds to 6. Spoon into prepared pan
the ease and appeal of granola and top with a piece of way
bars as a whole. paper.
Brands such as “Quaker,” 7. Press mixture firmly and
“Kashi,” and “Kellog” make evenly into the pan.
various flavors of chewy gra- 8. Cool to room temperature.
nola bars, but with this recipe, 9. Remove waxed paper and
you can save some money, as cut into pars.
well as making your own cus- 10. Wrap the bars individu-
tom flavors. ally or place them in an airtight
Sometimes, it can feel like container and store at room
healthy and tasty food choices temperature.
Photo courtesy of tasteofhome.com
are few and far between, so Completed chewy granola bars, served and ready to be eaten.
hopefully this recipe helps.
FEBRUARY 11, 2011 ENTERTAINMENT PAGE 5
Vulcan Theater Weekend Show: For Colored Girls Entertainment
Now showing Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.
By Carol Mannix best part of the movie, and by
Editor in Chief “best” I mean the most substan-
tial, was the story of Yasmine,
“For Colored Girls” is the film played to perfection by Anika
adaptation of the 1975 stage Noni Rose, who got her start
play; and it shows. in the beach-romp musical flop
For it’s few shockers, the film “From Justin to Kelly” before
often loses itself in its own art, moving on to legitimate star-
allowing characters to make dom with her performance in
very few points in lengthy “Dream Girls.”
monologues of poetics, losing Rose plays the young dance
its audience for scenes at a time instructor who is raped in her
from the very beginning. apartment by her date during an
Dripping with similarities intensely disturbing and heart-
to the popular “Vagina Mono- breaking operatic montage.
logues,” “For Colored Girls” Second to Yasmine’s story in
will easily be pigeonholed as relevance and need for exposure
another “feminist” movie. is Nyla’s, the pregnant teenager Gnomeo & Juliet
The movie also inevitably who goes in for a shady back Just Go With It
faces troubles targeting anyone alley abortion, only to end up The Eagle
outside of their proposed de- in the hospital after the botched
mographic because of the title, procedure, played with convic-
which isn’t actually a reference tion by big screen newbie Tessa Music
to women of color at all, but a Thompson.
metaphor from the play’s origi- The film showed it’s guts
nal name, “For Colored Girls and earned my respect, if noth-
Who Have Considered Suicide ing else, at these two points
When the Rainbow is Enuf.” in the film, by “going there”
Title difficulties aside, the cast and showing arguably graphic
is a veritable who’s who of Af- scenes for both scenarios instead
rican American women in Hol- of glossing over these still rel-
lywood, with a name-dropping evant topics, like many movies
ensemble cast including Janet have a tendency to do.
Jackson, Thandie Newtown, However, overall “For Col-
Anika Noni Rose, Kerry Wash- ored Girls” is a classic case of
ington, Phylicia Rashad and a perfectly fine written work
Whoopi Goldberg. Photo Courtesy Of: GumBumper.com that would have been better left
However, even with its star- “For Colored Girls” focuses too much on its “art” and not enough on the is- alone instead of leaping to the Nicole Atkins: Mondo Amore
studded group in tow, this film sues it attempts to bring to light. silver screen. American Pinup: Strange Creatures
is about an hour and a half too That said, I have to give the Now 37
long, instead having Lifetime women ranging in age and situ- may have benefited from focus- producers credit for featuring a
movie of the week written all ation, most of whom live in the ing on a select few stories and dominantly female cast and at-
over it. same apartment building. The developing them fully. tempting to bring issues to the DVDs
The film follows a group of plots attempt to intertwine, but However, because they did mainstream that still get swept
not do this, many of the char- under the rug, even if an unde-
acters are instead reduced to niable amount of stereotypes
archetypes; the battered wife, still trampled over most of them.
the drug-riddled “slut” and the
overbearing religious mother.
However, surprisingly the
Project Runway: Season 8
Life As We Know It
Test Drive Unlimited 2
You Don’t Know Jack
PAGE 6 CAL TIMES FEBRUARY 11, 2011
CloCkwise From leFt: Alice & DAnA (The L Word), cArrie & Mr. Big (Sex & The CiTy), noAh & Allie (The NoTebook), aNd ron & herMione
(harry PoTTer & The deaThLy haLLoWS).
CloCkwise From top leFt: Sweeney ToDD & MrS.
loveTT (SWeeNey Todd), JAck & elizABeTh (PiraTeS of
The CaribbeaN: dead MaN’S CheST), helgA & ArnolD
(hey arNoLd), hArley Quinn & The Joker (baTMaN:
The aNiMaTed SerieS) aNd ArAgorn & eowyn (The
Lord of The riNgS: The TWo ToWerS).
FEBRUARY 11, 2011 VALENTINE’S DAY 2011 PAGE 7
CloCkwise From leFt: Mary richards (The Mary Tyler Moore Show), saMantha Jones (Sex & The CiTy), Lara croft (lara CrofT: ToMb
raider), irene adLer (SherloCk holMeS) and Liz LeMon (30 roCk).
CloCkwise From top leFt: harry & cho (harry PoT-
Ter & The order of The Phoenix), tony & tea (SkinS),
shane & Jenny (The l word), KeLLy & Justin (froM
JuSTin To kelly)
PAGE 8 CAL TIMES FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Everything Surrounding the Superbowl Hot Dates
By Joshua Laska may have been one of the worst sidered to be exceptional this his friend. The guy was suppose
Entertainment Editor/Website halftime shows in recent history. year. Though there were a few to feed the fish and water the
While performing “I Gotta that just mediocre. plant but instead he sat around An Evening Steve Forbert
Feeling” the sound crew did The number one rated Super- watching TV and ate Doritos Club Cafe, 7 p.m., $20
not turn on Fergie’s mic until bowl commercial this year has for a week. So the day his friend
With the Superbowl being
she was about halfway through to be where a little Darth Vader was suppose to come back he
over it is time to talk about
her first verse. Fergie and Slash tries to use The Force to start feeds the fish Doritos and re-
the pregame, halftime, and of
performed a short version of things. He finally thinks that he vives it from being dead and
course the commercials. The Lost Cosmonaut
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” but this gets control of The Force when the same for the plant. While
Christina Aguilera was the
performer of the national an-
didn’t really add anything to the his dad starts their Voltswagon cleaning up, he knocks over his with Grandma’s, Kitchen,
show, since Slash seemed like he with a remote starter, while little friends Grandfathers ashes and Blaming Murphy
them before the game, and
didn’t want to be there. Darth Vader is standing in front when his friend comes back his
she completely messed it up.
Usher and will.i.am per- of the car. Grandfather is back alive.
Mr. Smalls, 7 p.m., $8
Aguilera claims that she got
formed Usher’s hit “OMG,” this The number two commer- The list of top commercials
caught up in the moment when
song actually got the crowd and cial of the Superbowl was the rounds out with a Coke com-
she re-sang “What so proudly
the rest of the Peas to actually Bridgestone tire commercial mercial. Where there are two
we hailed at the twilight’s last
seem like they cared. The whole where a driver swerves to avoid Border Guards that are on op- Wind Symphony Concert
gleaming,” while changing the
idea of bring The Black Eyed a beaver. Then six month later posite sides and are probably
word hailed to watched.
Peas was to bring the youth back there was a bad storm that took fighting. But they bond together
Lyell B Clay Concert The-
It is a little hard to believe that atre, 7:30 p.m., $12.75
into watching the Superbowl. out the bridge where the driver over a coke and then go back to
she could mess up the anthem
After this year though it is had to go across. But instead of hating each other.
because she got caught up in the
more than likely they are going the driver getting to the bridge The commercials were prob-
moment, especially since she is
to be looking for a better bal- the beaver chops down a tree in ably the best part of the game
a big time performer.
ance between youth and mature time to stop him. especially since the Steelers lost.
The halftime show was per-
groups. The number three commercial Their is no way that the pregame
Women’s ACHA Hockey
formed by The Black Eyed Peas Bethel Park Blade Run-
There were only about four is the Doritos commercial where or the halftime show can be said
with cameos from Usher and ners, 9 p.m., Free
commercials that could be con- a guy is suppose to fish sit for to be the best part.
Slash from Guns N’ Roses. This
Black History Month events round-up Sat. 02.12
Photos By: AJ Carpinelli
Right: Comedian Nore Davis performed his stand-up routine in the Vulcan
Mr. Smalls, 7 p.m., $15
Bottom Right:: Corliss Outley delivered the opening speech in the Perfor-
Women’s Basketball vs.
Below: Brian Johnson presented “Reel Diversity” to students in the Vulcan Mercyhurst
Theatre. Hamer Hall, 5 p.m., Free
with Cal Card
An Evening with the
Band of Heathens
Mr. Smalls, 7 p.m., $15
Men’s Basketball vs. Mer-
Hamer Hall, 7 p.m., Free
with Cal Card
Altar Bar, 8:30 p.m., $17.10
Altar Bar, 6:30 p.m., $16
Jimmy Eat World
Club Zoo, 8 p.m., $27
Men’s Basketball vs. Sa-
Hamer Hall, 7 p.m., Free
with Cal Card
FEBRUARY 11, 2011 OrganizatiOns PAGE 9
CORNER By amanda Brown
There are plenty of events planned this month
for the student body where they can obtain
knowledge, stay active and enjoy themselves
all while doing it. Continue to show up to these Register and Upload your resume to
events and support the people who put them
together for you, it is greatly appreciated.
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Black History Month is a time for everyone to
educate themselves about the past regardless of
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you try and understand information about your history, everyday
should be a learning process, you can take the past and use it to 1) Search for jobs
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The Internship Corner
By Grant KrinocK
For students who are interested in studying the business of sports, few things are as valuable as obtaining
Get involved with the
internships and meeting with professionals in the field. On Feb. 24 and 25, Cal U’s sport management program,
in partnership with the Internship Center, will be hosting “Collaborating, Networking, and Building a Future
Sport Career” to bring students face to face with professionals from some of the major sport associations from
across the U.S.
The “Collaborating, Networking, and Building a Future Sport Career,” event spans over two days, with the
first day focusing on sport industry internships. The second day will showcase several sport industry guest
speakers. Each guest speaker will present for one hour, then will meet in a separate room for an additional hour
to network with students.
“This is an opportunity to sit out on front street,” said Charles Crowley, from the department of exercise
science and sport studies. “We’re bringing in professionals from the Special Olympics, the Professional Golf
Association, the Washington Nationals, the NFL Player Association, and the Orlando Magic just to name a few.
There’s even more, but we’d like to leave the rest a surprise for the students. This is all about them.”
This event, although tailored to sport related majors, would also be extremely beneficial for communication
studies, technology, and business majors. Also, although it’s not mandatory, it’s recommended to bring business
cards and your résumé. Come to Eberly 230 to create your own business cards at a cost of $2 for 50 cards. Visit
Career Services to have your résumé reviewed and learn tips for effective networking.
Every Tuesday at 11 a.m. “This event is all about collaborating, networking, and building a sports career,” Crowley said. “It’s so diverse
and is really meant to benefit the students as well as the employers. That’s what makes it so great.”
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PAGE 11 SPORTS FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Smith named West athlete of the week again
By SportS informAtion
For the Cal Times
For the fifth time this season
at the end of the first half, scor-
ing 11 points and pulling down
Smith also moved past Hall of
and fourth time in the last six
weeks, California University of
Famer Lara Thornton (1991-94)
for third place in school history Super Bowl loss
Pennsylvania senior forward with 1,905 points and estab-
Kayla Smith (Elkins, W.Va./ lished the school record with 418 By Alix KunKle
Elkins) received Pennsylva- free-throws made. The two-time News/Sports Editor
nia State Athletic Conference All-America finalist remains It’s all over, and the Steelers
(PSAC) West Player of Week on pace to eclipse the all-time lost.
honors, announced the league school record for rebounds, And life goes on.
office on Monday afternoon. trailing only the mark of 1,204, But there’s a few things that
Smith averaged 24.5 points set by Hall of Famer Sara McK- I noticed from Sunday’s Super
and shot 63.0 percent (17-of-27) inney (2002-05,) by 27. Bowl defeat, and it wasn’t just
from the field and 75.0 percent For the season, Smith leads that the NFL has absolutely no
(15-of-20) from the free-throw the league in both scoring (19.2 idea how to select decent musi-
line last week against Clarion points) and rebounding (12.8 cal acts for the big game.
and Edinboro. She also posted rebounds) with career highs in * The Steelers’ secondary
14.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.5 both categories. She also ranks did not look good. They got ex-
steals in the two games. second in the PSAC with a .573 posed by a very talented group
Against the Golden Eagles field-goal percentage (134-of- of wide receivers. As a whole,
on Wednesday, Smith scored 234) and is among the league they were credited with just one
15 points in the first half before leaders with 2.2 steals and 1.4 pass defended - and that was by
finishing with 21 points on 8-of- blocks per game. William Gay. The Packers had
11 shooting. The 5-11 forward Smith and the Vulcans trav- five. But three wide receivers
added 11 rebounds, four assists eled to IUP on Wednesday to on the Packers had five catches
and three steals in the 84-51 face the Crimson Hawks, but and aceraged over 10 yards per
victory. that game ended too late to be catch.
With Cal U trailing by 13 printed. California’s next game That won’t bode well for any
points at Edinboro, the West is Saturday when they face the team.
Virginia native posted 17 of her Merchurst Lakers at Hamer Ike Taylor is also coming up
season-high 28 points in the Hall. The Lakers currently sit in on contract talks. Is Ike worth
second half on Saturday. She fourth place in the PSAC West; the money to keep him here?
also tied her season high with the top four teams from the West Photo by: Jeff McCullough No, because the Steelers could
18 rebounds and added four as- division advance to the PSAC find someone in free agency
Kayla Smith was named the PSAC West Player of the Week for the fifth time
sists against the Fighting Scots. Playoffs in March. Tip off at this season after averaging 24.5 points per game over the past week. Smith that could do just as well. And,
Smith also had a double-double Hamer is set for 5 p.m. passed Lara Thornton and is now in third place in California’s scoring history. Cleveland would certainly over-
pay to bring a mediocre talent
Tennis team rallies for new season
like Ike to their organization
* I’m starting to like Isaac
“Red Zone” Redman more and
more. Don’t get me wrong, I
like Mendenhall. But he’s gotta
By JoShuA lASKA figure out that ball control thing.
Entertainment Editor/Website If he holds onto the ball on that
Sjokvist (8-6). Carolyn Jesko and
fourth quarter run, the whole
Coordinator Gimena Puppo of Youngstown
scope of the game is different.
The Lady Vulcan tennis team defeated Zherdeva and junior
Maybe Redman hasn’t done
moved to 6-0 on the season with Axelle Fernandez (8-6). In the
anything super. He averaged
two wins against Division I op- third doubles match Navarro
4.7 YPC this year. But he always
ponents this past week includ- and Pondicas defeated Annie
seems to come up with a big
ing a 4-3 victory over Duquesne Jesko and Daniell Silva (8-1)
play when it’s needed the most.
on Feb. 1. The Vulcans also to give the Vulcans double
He might even make Mewelde
defeated Youngstown State 6-1 points for winning two of three
on Feb. 2. matches in doubles.
* Doug Legursky is also
Junior Anastassiya Zherdeva Steinhardt was the only Vul-
scheduled to be a free agent this
was the clinching win against can to be defeated in singles
year, but I think his performance
Duquesne as she defeated Me- play and was defeated by Sa-
in the Super Bowl will bring him
gan O’Sullivan in three sets dovnikov (6-1, 2-6, 4-6). Pieschl
back. Legursky had big shoes
(4-6, 7-6, 6-4). Sophomore Jade was able to defeat Jesko rather
to fill (filling in for Pouncey),
Pondicas and senior Laurie easily (6-1, 6-3). Zherdeva was
and did remarkable in his as-
Navarro earned and 8-3 victory able to defeat Sjokvist (6-1, 6-3),
over Duquesne’s Tara Majdalani Fernandez defeated Puppo (6-2,
* And finally, I’m pretty sure
and Alexandra Assaf to give 6-0), Pondicas defeated Silva
that John Madden has no idea
the Vulcans their only win in (6-2, 6-1), and Navarro rounded
how to use a cell phone to text.
doubles of the match. out the win by defeating Jesko
Maybe he was just confused as
Junior Franziska Steinhardt (6-4, 6-0).
to what T9 does on the phone.
defeated Ana Mungo in two With Pieschl and Pondicas
But he didn’t look like he knew
sets (6-3, 7-6) to gain her first getting wins they stay ranked
what he was doing. At all.
win playing from the first spot 20th and 42nd respectfully. The
in the season. Vulcans’ 20th Vulcans traveled to State Col-
ranked junior Annabel Pieschl lege on Penn State but the game
defeated Samantha Noble (6-4, ended to late for press time,
6-4) to remain ranked 20th in the The Vulcans play Denison
nation and second in the region. (Ohio) today at 3 p.m. and
Pondicas who is also ranked in Carnegie Mellon tomorrow at
the nation defeated Majdalani 6 p.m. in their indoor court at
(4-6, 6-3,6-2) to remain ranked South Park.
42nd. The Vulcans first home match
Against Youngstown State is set for March 20 at 4 p.m.
Photo By: Joshua Laska
the Vulcans took two of three against Villanova. The Vulcans
doubles matches with Pieschl then take on Concordia (N.Y.) Annabel Pieschl has been one of California’s most consistent players during
and Steinhardt defeating Mar- on March 25 at 4 p.m. at home. the 2011 season, posting a 15-1 record this season, including an 8-1 record in
tina Sadovnikov and Karolina her last nine games. She also has a 4-0 record in doubles play.
SPORTS FEBRUARY 11, 2011
Play Ball! California looks to repeat as West champions in 2011
and Daley manned center field
By Alix KunKle for the Vulcans during the 2010
News/Sports Editor season.
But the new faces that have
Rick Bertagnolli’s Vulcan joined the Vulcans will provide a
softball squad saw an infusion strong impact as well. Freshmen
of new talent to go along with Natalie Wideman, Shelby Lia,
regular starters. and Stephani Ellis have broken
It’s a combination that could into the lineup this year and
be dangerous for California’s have produced in three games,
opponents. and they are joined by senior
The Vulcans opened their 2011 Sarah Spiering at first base.
season in the UNC Pembroke Basketball star Kayla Smith
Invitational in Pembroke, N.C. also joins the team this year as
on Feb. 6, winning two of three a utility player who could see
games. Now, though, they have time at DH.
a two-week hiatus before they Others who have seen action
continue their season in the early include redshirt freshman
Limestone Saints Invitational in Randi Miller, true freshman
Gaffney, S.C., on Feb. 25 through Paige Onuska, and sophomores
Feb. 27. Melissa Lupinacci and Kaley
The Vulcan squad returns a Cashner.
number of starters from last year Freshmen Kaitlyn Schilling,
who made a strong impact on Hope Spancake, and Chelsea
the NCAA Tournament team. Carlson have bolstered a pitch-
Danielle Easton, Jillian Russell, ing staff that is led by Greco.
and Maria Greco all return as Spancake and Schilling have
three of the biggest names from started one game each, and
last year; Easton finished second Carlson appeared in one game
on the squad last season with from the bullpen.
a .382 average and nine home The next games for the Vul-
runs, and Russell led the team cans are in the Limestone In-
with 11 home runs and three vitational on Feb. 25 through
triples. Greco also finished as the 27; on Feb. 25, the Vulcans
one of the top pitchers in the play Limestone, and on Feb. 26,
PSAC, posting a 16-8 record they play North Greenville and
with a 1.69 ERA and 176 strike- North Georgia.
outs in 145 innings. The Vulcans’ first home game
Also returning for the Vul- is on March 23 when they host
cans is Alyson Johnson, Kristen West Liberty in a doubleheader
McKenzie, and Merissa Daley; at 2:30 p.m. Their first PSAC
Photo by: AJ Carpinelli Johnson posted nine home runs West game is on March 25
Danielle Easton (10) leads a California softball team that advanced to the NCAA Super Regional last year before falling and 36 RBI, McKenzie posted when they host Mercyhurst in a
to Bloomsburg. The Vulcans also return SS Jillian Russell, OFs Kristen McKenzie and Merissa Daley, and Maria Greco. a .297 average in reserve duty, doubleheader at 2:30 p.m.
The Lineup Card Your 2011 California Vulcans’ starting nine
C 1B 2B 3B SS
Natalie Wideman Sarah Spiering Shelby Lia Danielle Easton Jillian Russell
Height Height Height Height Height
5-3 5-5 5-8 5-7 5-8
Class Class Class Class Class
Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr.
Bats Bats Bats Bats Bats
Right Right Right Right Right
Throws Throws Throws Throws Throws
Right Right Right Right Right
#2...from Mississauga, #23...from Upper #9...from Whitby, On- #10...from Hanover... #16...from London,
Ontario...can play catcher Burrell...also serves as a tario...is batting .500 and also doubles as a catcher... Ontario...was selected to
or infield spots...batting backup catcher...has 3 hits, is tied for the team lead leads team with 3 walks Canadian National Team
.500 with 4 hits and 1 1 HR and 23 putouts in with 5 hits...also has 5 RBI and also has five RBI and over the summer...leads
double play this season. three games. and 3 runs scored. seven total bases. team with a .556 average.
LF CF RF DH SP
Kristen McKenzie Merissa Daley Stephani Ellis Alyson Johnson Maria Greco
Height Height Height Height Height
5-7 5-3 5-8 5-4 5-2
Class Class Class Class Class
Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr.
Bats Bats Bats Bats Bats
Right Switch Right Right Right
Throws Throws Throws Throws Throws
Right Right Right Right Right
#37...from Senneville, #7...from Whitby, Ontar- #17...from Vancouver... #22...from Waynesburg... #92...from Pickering,
Quebec...leads team with 3 io...has 2 runs and 1 hit in has 1 hit in 5 at bats this Ontario...has allowed 6
has 4 hits and 2 RBI in
2B and 3 of her 4 hits have three games...also has 1 SB season...has yet to have a 3 games...can also play hits and struck out 6 in 7
gone for extra bases. and 1 sacrifice hit. fielding chance this year. catcher or in the infield. scoreless innings.