Talent abounds for Saints

Jim Hilvert's Thomas More football team has been picked by Presidents' Athletic Conference coaches, sports information directors and media to win its second straight PAC title this season.

Cincinnati Enquirer



Wilmington Products on Westminster Fall Sports Teams
Westminster College released its men’s and women’s soccer previews this week and 3 Wilmington High graduates are on the rosters.
The (Sharon) Herald


Friday Night Lights to College Heights: Matt Cruse
Bethany (W.Va.) senior wide receiver Matt Cruse is a 2006 Barron Collier graduate. From the moment he stepped on campus, Cruse has made an impact for the Division III school.
The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press


LCCS Baseball Has Four Sign College Letters
Lake Center Christian School had their biggest joint signing in school history as four baseball players signed letters of intent to continue their baseball careers on to the college level ... Erick will go to Grove City College.
The Akron Suburbanite



Bison continue youth movement

Bethany head coach Courtney Kline leads the Bison this year with another youthful roster. After last season's team carried 10 freshman among 14 total players, this year's squad has 11 more first-year players.




TMC names women's golf coach
Gabby Johnson has been named the women's golf coach at Thomas More College. Johnson, who played basketball at Thomas More from 2005-09, is a native of McCordsville, Ind.


District sports briefs
Thiel announced the resignation of women's coach Peachy Trader, effective Aug. 31, to take the same position at North Carolina Wesleyan.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

2009 district college football breakdown
With predicted order of finish; Presidents' Athletic Conference
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Former Bethany (W.Va.) men's basketball player Todd McGuinness was named coach of Hartwick, where he previously served as an assistant.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Location, playing time agree with Hayward

There really is no place like home. Zach Hayward understands that better now after transferring to Geneva College from Mount Union on Monday.

Beaver County Times




Thomas More names golf coach
Gabby Johnson will be the new women’s golf coach at Thomas More College. Terry Connor, the college's athletic director, made the announcement Monday.
Kentucky Post



Saints, Norse harbor higher expectations
The Thomas More College volleyball team is sporting a young team this fall with no seniors and only one junior, but coach John Spinney doesn't think his Saints will play like a young squad.

St. Vincent Coach is Ready to Start Winning on the Field
Bob Colbert is not used to losing. But that's something he's had to deal with as the head coach of the Saint Vincent College football team.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Geneva College football squad wants to keep it rolling
When Geneva College's football team started the 2008 season 1-5, it looked as if the Golden Tornadoes were headed for coach Geno DeMarco's first really bad season
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Golden Tornadoes football coach hits milestone season
In athletics, consistency usually leads to success. It has happened at Penn State where Joe Paterno has called the shots for the Nittany Lions football program for more than four decades.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Defense Washington & Jefferson's strong suit
The Washington & Jefferson College football team enters the 2009 season with plans to reload rather than rebuild
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mike Sirianni On An Impressive List
Mike Sirianni finds himself in some pretty select company. Check that. Let's make that elite company.
The Post-Journal

One last shot for three TMC seniors
Three years. Three regular season championships. Three conference tournament disappointments. No NCAA berths.



Kurt Reiser on Thiel Tomcat Football
Here are some thoughts from Thiel Tomcat Head Coach Kurt Reiser prior to the start of the 2009 season.


Jeff Hand on Westminster Titan Football
Here are some thoughts from Westminster Head Coach Jeff Hand prior to the start of the 2009 season.


Chris Smith on Grove City Wolverine Football
Here are some thoughts from Grove City College head football coach Chris Smith prior to the start of the 2009 season:



Delmonico Stakes Out Geneva
In the violent world of football, Christian beliefs are not always a perfect recruiting tool. Occasionally, that combination proves to be a match. It was for Jake Delmonico.
Beaver County Times


PG West: Monaca's Sedlacek Ready For Fourth Season as Bethany Starter
One of the main reasons Chad Sedlacek chose Bethany College was because he had a chance to be a starter immediately.


Youth Permeates TMC Roster
CRESTVIEW HILLS - Youth permeates a Thomas More volleyball team that looks to finally get over the Westminster hurdle in 2009. The Titans have claimed the last two Presidents’ Athletic Conference titles with victories over TMC in the conference finals.
Cincinnati Examiner



Kolanko Headed to Bethany
WEIRTON - As summer draws to a close and fall looms ahead, high school graduates will get their first taste of life outside of paternal homes. Those heading to college will pack their bags with excitement for what comes next and somberness for what is left behind.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star


DiDonato and Franz Busy Breaking Records
When Grove City College meets Westminster College in the 2009 football season, the game will feature two outstanding, record-setting quarterbacks in GCC’s Andrew DiDonato and Westminster’s Kevin Franz.


Experienced Saints Aiming For Another Run
For a change, the Thomas More men's soccer team can boast an experienced roster, led by senior forwards Joey Tensing and John Wallace, and is hoping to challenge for a Presidents' Athletic Conference title.
Cincinnati Enquirer


TMC Hoping to Make a Postseason Breakthrough
The Thomas More College women's soccer team is hoping to finally translate its regular-season success into some PAC Tournament wins.
Cincinnati Enquirer


NKY Sports Digest
Thomas More was picked to win the Presidents' Athletic Conference football title. Voters included head coaches, sports information directors and media members. The defending champion Saints return 18 starters and 35 lettermen from last year's team which finished 8-3 overall and 6-0 in the league.
Cincinnati Enquirer


Simpson Selected to Represent NCAA at Olympic Meeting
Former Westminster College swimmer Conor Simpson, a May graduate of the school, has been selected to serve as the NCAA Division III student-athlete representative for the United States Olympic Committee.
Murrysville Star


Geneva's Goal? Carryover Win Streak
The Geneva football team looks good on paper. And, apparently, so does every other team in the Presidents Athletic Conference.
Beaver County Times


Bethany Picked For Sixth in PAC
LATROBE, Pa. - For the third consecutive season, the Bethany College football team was picked to place sixth in the preseason poll released Wednesday during the 2009 PAC Football Media Day, held at St.Vincent College. Voters in the poll were league head coaches, sports information directors and members of the media who attended the event.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star/Weirton Daily Times


Thomas More Picked to Repeat in PAC
LATROBE - For the first time in three seasons, the name Bobby Swallow will not be penciled in as the quarterback for Washington & Jefferson College's football team. Swallow, who set nearly every passing record at the school, has graduated, leaving a gaping hole in the Presidents' offense.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Thomas More is Favorite
Washington & Jefferson coach Mike Sirianni wasn't surprised or disappointed that the Presidents were not chosen as the preseason favorite at the Presidents' Athletic Conference media luncheon yesterday at Saint Vincent College.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Thomas More Tabbed as the Favorite in PAC
t was a relative newcomer in the Presidents' Athletic Conference that won the league championship this past season, and it's that same unfamiliar face that tops the 2009 preseason poll. Yet, while Thomas More is seizing a large share of the PAC spotlight these days, longtime member Washington & Jefferson remains steadfast as the model program for success.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Waynesburg Picked For Fourth Place Finish
Waynesburg University was voted to finish fourth out of seven teams at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Media Day in Latrobe.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard


Bethany Football Picked Sixth at PAC Media Day
LATROBE, Pa -- For the third consecutive season, the Bethany College football team was picked to place sixth in the preseason poll released Wednesday during the 2009 PAC Football Media Day, held at Saint Vincent College. Voters in the poll were league head coaches, sports information directors and members of the media who attended the event.


2009 Thiel Tomcats Football Capsule
Thiel Tomcats- Coach: Kurt Reiser, 1st Year - 2008:  1-5, 2-8 - Stadium: Alumni Stadium


2009 Westminster Titans Football Capsule
Westminster Titans: Coach: Jeff Hand, 5th Year as Titan Coach (16-24); 2008:  3-3, 5-5; Stadium: Harold Burry Stadium; National Championships: 6 (NAIA – 1970, 1976, 1977, 1988, 1989, 1994); All-Time Playoff Record: 31-11


Bridgeport Gridders Make College Choices
Bridgeport High gridders Sean West and Jonathan Baldwin both of whom helped the Bulldogs to postseason play last fall, have made their college decisions.

West will play at Muskingum College while Baldwin is headed to Bethany.
The (Martins Ferry, Ohio) Times-Leader

WM's Devlin, Negrea, Saylor, Shrawder and Swartz to college

... At Westminster, where she has been awarded an academic scholarship, Swartz plans to major in mathematics/secondary education and will compete in cross country and track for coach Tim McNeil.
The (Sharon) Herald


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