TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2009
Nedley to Continue Swim Career at Westminster
Former Connellsville swimmer and 2009 graduate Alan Nedley is looking to build on his success in the pool this fall as a freshman in college when he plans to study and swim at Westminster College.
The (Connellsville) Daily Courier

Pulling Rank
... In Division III, Washington & Jefferson is ranked No. 13 by The Sporting News and No. 17 by Lindy's.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Bethany Hires Sachs to Lead Men's Basketball Program
Andrew Sachs is the new head men's basketball coach at Bethany. Sachs has been an assistant at Holy Cross for five seasons. He replaces Mike Summey, who went 17-12 in his only season at Division III Bethany before leaving to become director of basketball operations at Miami.

Swimmer Recruited by Westminster
An Avonworth High School graduate is part of Westminster College's swimming and diving recruiting class of 2009. Carolyn Swarlis, daughter of Paul and Teresa Swarlis, will swim for Westminster's team next year.
The Citizen

Local Briefs
Adam Petris, a recent graduate of Canon-McMillan High School, will attend St. Vincent College in Latrobe, where he will join the Bearcats' football team.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter


Washington & Jefferson will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 30. They are Tom Coughlin, swimming; Jack McElravy, track and field; Jim Pareso, wrestling; Ryan Silvis, football, track and field; and Kelly (Wiltz) Williams, volleyball.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

UM Basketball Staff Adds Two
Mike Summey and Brett Burman have joined the University of Miami men's basketball staff, coach Frank Haith announced Monday. Summey has been hired as the director of men's basketball operations.
The Miami Herald

Williamson Grad to Swim for Westminster
Westminster College head menís and womenís swimming and diving coach Rob Klamut has recently released the teamsí 2009 recruiting class. A local 2009 Williamson graduate, Cody Trudeau, plans to attend Westminster in the fall and compete on the swimming and diving teams.
The Wellsboro Gazette

TUESDAY, JUNE 23, 2009
District College Honors
WAYNESBURG ó Senior Megan Grover was named to ESPN the Magazine's Academic All-District II Track and Field/Cross Country first team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Oak Glen's Shuman Taking Her Talents to W&J
NEW CUMBERLAND - Oak Glen standout softball pitcher Erin Shuman has excelled during her time in high school, both on the diamond and in the classroom. This week, the hurler announced her plans to attend Washington & Jefferson College to continue her life as a student athlete.
The (Steubenville) Herald-Star

Nedley Signs
Connellsville Area High School graduate Alan Nedley will attend Westminster College this fall and compete on the men's swimming team for coach Rob Klamut.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2009
Eight Richland Seniors Commit to Colleges
Brooks Lohr has announced he will continue his football career at Waynesburg University.
The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat

Several More Polk High School Athletes Sign to Play With Colleges
Kathleen football player Deandre Callaway committed to Thiel College in Greenville, Pa. He visited the campus during the weekend and said he met players and coaches and felt comfortable.
Lakeland (Fla.) Ledger

Saints' Cross Country Program Runs on Enthusiasm
Two years ago, Brian Alessandro took over as coach of a cross country program at Thomas More College that consisted of just three men. There were no women runners, and the men struggled to train and compete at meets because of the small number.
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Wright Selects Thiel
Former Decatur quarterback Mike Wright has committed to play football for Thiel College, an NCAA Division II institution in Greenville, Pa.

Penn-Trafford Alums Continue Athletic Careers at Next Level
Doug Mehall - Saint Vincent - Junior golfer Doug Mehall had an impressive season at St. Vincent this year. He finished first individually and the Bearcats finished third as a team at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships, hosted by the Oak Tree Country Club in West Middlesex.
Penn-Trafford Star

TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2009
Pasquinelli Heads For Westminster
SALEM - For the past three football seasons, Geno Pasquinelli's name has echoed across the field at Reilly Stadium on Friday nights, but come this fall, Pasquinelli's name won't be heard as the Quakers begin yet another football season, rather his name will be heard on Saturdays in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania.
The Salem News

Geneva linebacker Dan Terracciano has been inducted into The National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society in recognition of his athletic, academic and community accomplishments.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2009
Former GCC Pitcher Erik Arnesen Improves to 7-3
Former Grove City College, and current Harrisburg Senator (Washington Nationals Double-A affiliate), right handed pitcher Eric Arnesen faced twenty-six batters last night against Binghamton in a 16-2 victory.

Pasquine is Tops For W&J
WASHINGTON, Pa. ó Jim Pasquine is not an ordinary college athlete. The junior outfielder-pitcher on the Washington & Jefferson College baseball team thinks and plays out of the box.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

South Shelby's Russell Stays Under the Radar
Elizabeth Russell wasn't the fastest girl on either the South Shelby cross country or track team that made state last fall.
Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig


FRIDAY, JUNE 12, 2009
College Notes: Ontario, Lexington Grads Leading University Track Teams
Chris Huber, another Ontario product, recently completed his senior track season at Grove City (Pa.) College. He was a four-year letterman and a member of the Grove City's Eastern Athletic Conference-championship team all four seasons.
Mansfield (Ohio) News-Journal

Summers, Grandy to Remain Teammates at Westminster
A PAIR OF Sharpsville High girls basketball standouts will continue their education and hoops careers as collegiate teammates at Westminster College. Westminster womenís coach Rosanne Scott released info this week on the teamís 2009 recruiting class and on the list were Sharpsvilleís Miranda Summers and Katie Grandy.
The (Sharon) Herald

Famous Alumni
Washington & Jefferson will induct five new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame on Oct. 30. They are Tom Coughlin, swimming; Jack McElravy, track and field; Jim Pareso, wrestling; Ryan Silvis, football, track and field; and Kelly (Wiltz) Williams, volleyball.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

WAITING GAME: Union Grad John Izzo Hopes to be Drafted by Major League Team
Kids dream about this phone call from the first time they pick up a baseball. John Izzo is waiting for his this week. The Union High graduate and standout first baseman for Westminster College hopes to be selected during Major League Baseballís annual First-Year Player Draft.
New Castle News

Manke to Waynesburg
Uniontown's Andrew Manke (seated) will continue his academic and football careers at Waynesburg University.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Hanan to Waynesburg
Recent Laurel Highlands graduate Woodrow C. Hanan Jr. will continue his academic and football careers at Waynesburg University.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Howarth to Waynesburg
Recent Uniontown graduate Blair Howarth will continue his academic and football careers at Waynesburg University.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard

Sanner to Waynesburg
Uniontown quarterback Doogie Sanner will continue his academic and athletic careers at Waynesburg University.
The (Uniontown) Herald-Standard


MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2009
Dunbar Native Whipkey Receives PAC Honors
Ashley Whipkey, a Dunbar native and a pitcher for St. Vincent College, received Presidents' Athletic Conference Coaches Honors for the second time, ending her career as one of the best players in her conference. Coaches Honors are the All-Conference equivalent for NCAA Division III provisional members.
The (Connellsville) Daily Courier


SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2009
Mason Catches on With Nest

Akers, a linebacker and The Herald-Mailís Washington County Defensive Player of the Year, will play for Waynesburg University in the fall.
The Herald-Mail

College Signings in Brief
... James Haggerty will attend St. Vincent College and play for the Bearcats. He was a three year letterwinner. As a center Haggerty was instrumental in helping Trojans running backs rush for 2,480 total yards.
The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat


NHS' Watson Signs With Bethany
NEWARK -- Newark senior basketball player Rahlin Watson will play basketball next season at Bethany College in West Virginia.
The Newark Advocate

FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 2009
Five Picked for W&J's Athletic Hall of Fame
Five new members will be inducted into Washington & Jefferson College's Athletic Hall of Fame. The 2009 class will be the 11th group inducted and includes Tom Coughlin for swimming, (1991); Jack McElravy for track & field (1954); Jim Pareso for wrestling (1967); Ryan Silvis for football and track (2001); and Kelly (Wiltz) Williams for volleyball (1997).
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Bethany Hires Abel
BETHANY, W. Va. ó Former Wheeling Jesuit Univ. standout and current Wheeling Park High School assistant coach Matt Abel has been selected as the new head menís and womenís cross country coach and assistant track and field coach at Bethany College.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator

District College Roundup
Jeff Mountain, who led Washington & Jefferson to its fourth Presidents' Athletic Conference championship in the past six years, was named Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III South Region coach of the year.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

College Softball: Rich Closes Out Career With All-American Honor
Geneva College softball player Michawn Rich, a Reno High graduate, received another honor as she was named an NCCAA All-American for 2009. It is her second NCCAA All-American selection.
Reno Gazette-Journal

Thomas More Adds Track and Field
Thomas More College is adding two new sports teams to its athletic department. Terry Connor, director of athletics, announced that the school will add both menís and womenís track and field.
Kentucky Post


MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2009
College Sports
Grove City senior Tim Whitbeck was named to the second team of the ESPN The Magazine/College Sports Information Directors of America College Division Men's At-Large Academic All-District II team.

Ringgold Grad Shines For W&J Baseball Team
Ringgold High School graduate Neil Pascarella helped Washington and Jefferson College's baseball team enjoy its best season in school history this spring.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Hempfield grad Brittany Bertoli was recently selected to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA At-Large Academic All-District II Team. A recent graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, Bertoli made the all-district second team for a second-straight season.

Marsh Picks Bethany
INWOOD - Brittany Marsh considers herself to be somewhat accident prone. So, it's really no surprise that she's going to be a pre-med student when she enters college this fall. And while she's learning how to help others in the classroom, on the field, she'll be helping out the Bethany College women's soccer team, which she became a part of after signing to attend school there and play for the Bison.
The (Martinsburg, W.Va.) Journal

W&J's Mountain Named ECAC Coach of Year
Washington & Jefferson College baseball coach Jeff Mountain was named the ECAC Division III South Coach of the Year.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter

Thomas More Plans Track Program
Thomas More will sponsor menís and womenís track and field as a varsity sport beginning in 2010 after the teams compete during the coming year at the club level. Once the teams obtain varsity status, they will boost Thomas Moreís sports sponsorship to 16 teams.
The NCAA News

New Program in the Running
The 2008-09 academic year was a banner one for the athletic programs at Thomas More College, so athletic director Terry Connor figured the timing was just perfect to add another men's and women's program: track.
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Carpenter With Titans
Wally Carpenter completed his junior campaign for the Westminster College diamondmen. A 5-9 outfielder from Sharon, Carpenter appeared in 19 games (12 starts) for the Titans of 7th-year head coach Carmen Nocera.

The (Sharon) Herald


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