DIII Membership Committee recommends four new active members

The Division III Membership Committee is recommending active status for four schools that successfully completed all four years of the Division III provisional/reclassifying membership process.
The NCAA News


Riley to Play Tennis at Grove City
Peter Riley, who won a PIAA Class AA state championship in singles tennis competition as a high school junior in 2010, will continue his education and tennis careers at Grove City College.
Altoona Mirror


Three Richland Players Commit to Colleges
JOHNSTOWN — Richland football players Ian Hunter, Greg Sichak and Jordan Cinko will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Hunter, a defensive end, will attend Grove City College ...
The (Johnstown) Tribune-Democrat


Gateway Grad Vizzini Earns PAC Academic Honor Roll Recognition
Mike Vizzini, a 2010 Gateway graduate and rising sophomore at Washington & Jefferson University, is one of 364 student- athletes to be named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll for the Spring 2011 semester.
The (Monroeville) Times-Express


Georgetown's Philpot looks back on breaking relay record at Grove City College



TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011

Mtn. Lions' McDonald to Play Baseball at Thiel
Baseball has always been a part of recent Altoona Area High School graduate Matt "Chooch" McDonald's life. After picking up the game from an early age, McDonald will now continue his baseball career at Thiel College in Greenville.
Altoona Mirror



MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011
Charleroi's Bosley Part of W&J Hall of Fame Class
Charleroi girls soccer standout Brooke Nicole Bosley is one of six new members who will be inducted into Washington and Jefferson College's 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place Sept. 9, in the Rossin Campus Center Allen Ballroom at 6 p.m.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2011

Anderson Little Leaguers Make Good at Collegiate Level
ANDERSON TWP. – During the summer of 2001, a team called the Tigers took to the field to compete in the Anderson Township Little League.The squad, which consisted of 10- and 11-year old boys, took to the field with a passion to play the game and an eagerness to improve their skills. Fast forward to 2011 and the enthusiasm for which those boys played the game can still be seen by some of the club’s former players in the college ranks.
The Cincinnati Enquirer


Valley Well Represented With PAC Honors
WEXFORD, Pa. - A total of 364 student-athletes have been named to the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Academic Honor Roll for the Spring 2011 semester.


Prep Notes: Swanson to Thiel
Jeffrey Swanson of Geneva will continue his education and athletic career at Thiel College. As a senior, Swanson scored 26 goals to lead the Cleveland district of the Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association. He also assisted on four goals. For his efforts, Swanson was named first team All-Cleveland by the Greater Cleveland Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.
The (Willoughby, Ohio) News-Herald


Leading the Defensive
Westminster promoted linebackers coach Mike Sandy to defensive coordinator. He will continue to coach linebackers, as he has for the past two seasons.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review




Westminster Swim Team Recruits 3 Locals
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – Westminster College head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach Rob Klamut has released his 2011 recruiting class. The following local student-athletes plan to attend Westminster College in the fall and compete on the swimming and diving team...


Father-Son Tandem is Leading St. Vincent
Probably even before he climbed the coaching ladder at St. Vincent College, Bret Colbert was ready to take over a more prominent role on the Bearcats' staff under football coach Bob Colbert. Following his promotion to offensive coordinator beginning this season, Bret will run his father's offense.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review



TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
North Hills School District Announces Sports Hall of Fame Inductees
Five individuals have been selected for induction in the North Hills School District Sports Hall of Fame.  The 2011 inductees include Michael Czerwien (posthumous), class of 2004...
North Hills Patch


Sports Digest - Westminster Names Coordinator
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - Mike Sandy has been named defensive coordinator for the Westminster College football team. Sandy will continue to serve as the team’s linebackers coach, a position he has held the last two seasons. He is a native of Medina.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator



MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
"20 Questions" With Sam Schmeltzer
Thomas More College baseball senior Sam Schmeltzer received one of the most prestigious honors that a student-athlete can receive in 2011, as third baseman was named a Capital One Academic All-American.

Barnesville's Kurtz to Play Baseball at Bethany College
Tyler Kurtz looks good in Green. So much so, Barnesville High's pitching ace has opted to continue his diamond career with the Bethany College Bison.
Martins Ferry Times-Leader


Bennett Earns Academic All-America
Grove City College junior women’s tennis player Megan Bennett (Poland High) earned Third Team Academic All-America College Division At-Large from Capital One and the College Sports Information Directors of America.
The (Youngstown) Vindicator




MHSA Grad Flowers to Play Soccer at Bethany
Graduated Marlington High School senior Jay Flowers will continue his academic and soccer career at Bethany College in the fall.
The Alliance Review


Ryan Earns Conference Track MVP After Wins at PAC Meet
Washington & Jefferson College sophomore Scott Ryan (Williamsville/Williamsville East) finished off his spring track and field season by taking home some hardware. Ryan was named the NCAA Division III Presidents’ Athletic Conference Track Most Valuable Player after he recorded two victories and was a runner-up in one event at the PAC Championship meet at Bethany College.
Amherst Bee

Panama Graduate Inducted Into GCC Athletic Hall of Fame
GROVE CITY, Pa. - Panama Central School graduate Christine Carlson Jenkins was recently inducted into the Grove City College Athletic Hall of Fame.
Jamestown (NY) Post-Journal


No Home Advantage for College-Age Webster Yankees
.. Corey Goeggelman, a 2008 graduate of Fairport High School who now attends Waynesburg University in southwestern Pennsylvania, is an infielder for the team, which plays its home games at Basket Road Stadium just off Basket Road on the east side of Webster.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle


Poland's Bennett: Academic All-American
GROVE CITY, Pa. -- Grove City College junior women's tennis player Megan Bennett (Poland, Ohio/Poland) recently earned Third Team Academic All-America College Division At-Large from Capital One and the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).


MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2011
College Notebook: In Track & Field
Waynesburg sophomore Kurt Bonnet placed fourth in the discus at the ECAC Championships held at Moravian College in Bethlehem. Bonnet, a Canon-McMillan graduate, had a school record throw of 155-7 at the ECAC meet.
(Washington) Observer-Reporter




Bethany Hires SUNY-Cortland Assistant
State University of New York,  Cortland assistant David Dow has been selected as the new head men’s and women’s swimming and diving coach at Bethany College, as announced by Bethany Director of Athletics and Recreation Tim Weaver.


Bowser Ready to Come Roaring Back
On the day before graduation, Bo Bowser did not pity himself as he recalled his injury-plagued senior year at Kittanning. Bowser, who is slated to play football at Division III St. Vincent College next fall, has come to terms with the past few frustrating months.
Kittanning Leader-Times



SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2011
Thomas More Names Jeff Hans New Women's Basketball Coach

CRESTVIEW HILLS, Ky. -- The last time Thomas More athletics director Terry Connor hired a women’s basketball coach he tabbed an assistant coach from Northern Kentucky University with no prior college head coach experience, and because that worked out so well, he’s going that route again.
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Girard Alliance's Sydow to play volleyball at Geneva

Girard Alliance two-sport standout Amber Sydow will play volleyball at Geneva College in Beaver Falls this coming season.
Erie Times-News

Waynesburg's 1966 Title Team to be Honored at HOF Banquet
Many small colleges in Western Pennsylvania have rich football traditions. From Washington & Jefferson's 1922 Rose Bowl team to the recent success of California University in the NCAA Division II playoffs, small college football helps makes autumn Saturdays special in this part of the country. Of all the successful college football teams that Washington and Greene counties have produced, only one can claim a national championship. That was the 1966 Waynesburg College team that won the NAIA title under first-year head coach Carl DePasqua.

Washington and Jefferson's Staniscia Balances School, Baseball Beautifully

Washington & Jefferson freshman outfielder Josh Staniscia set a solid foundation for his college career while in high school. Staniscia, a 2010 Franklin Regional graduate, was a three-sport athlete in high school and pushed himself in the classroom by taking challenging classes.

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Track Triumph
Washington & Jefferson senior Michelle Wuenstel became the school's first track All-American with a sixth-place finish in the 400 at the NCAA Division III outdoor championships. The Keystone Oaks product posted a time of 56.67 seconds, less than two seconds behind the winner, Wartburg's Nevada Morrison.
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review


Belle Vernon's Pavlic will play baseball at Waynesburg

ROSTRAVER TOWNSHIP — Two years ago, when Mike Pavlic was a sophomore on Belle Vernon Area's baseball team, Leps coach Dan Palm wasn't expecting much. "When he was a sophomore, he didn't project as an everyday player," Palm recalled. "However, as a senior, he was an impact player and really huge part of this team. That says a lot about his work ethic." Palm said Pavlic's work ethic is a key reason why the senior first baseman/pitcher will be playing baseball next season at Waynesburg University.
Valley Independent



Geneva Sheds Provisional Label
BEAVER FALLS -- Geno DeMarco, the school's head football coach, has a pretty unique way of summing up the Geneva College athletic program's step forward in the Presidents Athletic Conference. "I've never walked out of purgatory before," DeMarco said. "This is what it must feel like."
Beaver County Times


College Notebook
Three players from Washington County were named to the All-Presidents' Athletic Conference first team. Senior pitcher Amanda Baughman and senior outfielder Amber Pivik, both Wash High graduates, were named from Waynesburg, along with Thiel senior catcher Melissa Rankin, a Scenery Hill native and Bentworth graduate.


TMI Graduate Shines in First Year Running Track at W&J

WASHINGTON, Pa. - Washington & Jefferson College freshman Cheyenne Mangold of Fair Oaks Ranch and a graduate of the TMI - The Episcopal School of Texas, became a star for the women's track & field team this past spring.
The Boerne Star




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