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Four Cal Alumnus now on NFL rosters By Sports Information For the Cal Times

With the start of the NFL regular season only days away, an impressive four former California University of Pennsylvania football players – Tommie Campbell (Tennessee Titans), Dominique Curry (St. Louis Rams), Terrence Johnson (Indianapolis Colts) and Josh Portis (Seattle Seahawks) – were selected to the 53-player active roster with their respective teams. Campbell (No. 37) was selected in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Titans and is listed as the second-string right cornerback behind All-Pro Cortland Finnegan, who was a seventh-round selection in 2006. In four preseason games, Campbell posted eight tackles (seven solo), registered two interceptions and defended four passes. On Aug. 27, the 6-3, 205-pound rookie returned his first career interception 90 yards for a touchdown in a 14-13 victory over the Chicago Bears (video). Curry (No. 15) made the active roster with the Rams for the second-straight year. Last season, he became the first Vulcan

Photo By: AJ Carpinelli Josh Portis is one of four former Vulcans to make the roster of NFL teams. Portis threw for 2651 yards last year as a Vulcan.

to play in a NFL regular-season game since wide receiver Perry Kemp in 1991. He appeared in the last three games this preseason and is one of seven

wide receivers on the active roster with St. Louis. Curry appeared in two games last season and blocked a punt against the Washington Redskins in Week 3

before suffering a season-ending injury. Johnson (No. 46) made the active roster with the Colts in 2011 after finishing last year on

their practice squad. Originally signed as undrafted free agent by the New England Patriots last year, he appeared in all four games this preseason and totaled 16 tackles (10 solo) with one pass defended. Johnson is listed as a reserve right cornerback and second-string punt returner with Indianapolis. Portis (No. 13) was signed as undrafted free agent by the Seahawks in July and enters the season as the third-string quarterback behind Tarvaris Jackson and Charlie Whitehurst. The 6-3 rookie appeared in three games this preseason, completing 10-of-24 attempts for 124 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions. Portis also rushed for 51 yards on 10 carries and helped lead Seattle to a 24-17 comeback win over the San Diego Chargers on ESPN in the first preseason game of 2011. In addition to the Cal U quartet on active rosters, wide receiver Derrick Jones (No. 14) was in training camp with the Oakland Raiders before placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury on Aug. 10.

How to stay healthy during the school year By Tiffany Guthrie For the Cal Times

Leading a healthy life is a difficult accomplishment for anyone, but for a college student it’s even more intense to achieve. With either living away from home or commuting all the time, having early and late classes, making healthy food choices, and dealing with the peer pressures of the college community; it’s kind of tough to always think about taking care of yourself. At “The Wellness Center” here on campus, located on the Ground floor of Carter Hall, a nurse is readily available 24/7 to all students. “Good Nutrition, enough sleep, avoiding tobacco and alcohol, and regular hand washing are all good ways to keep well during the school semesters,” Dr. Allison Verenna (medical director) said. She also

adds that another way to keep yourself healthy is up-to-date immunizations. Guardasil is free for all college students to prevent cervical cancer and/or genital warts. She also highly promotes abstinence or the use of condoms for protection from STD’s. Also, flu shots are free for those students with diabetes. Maybe you’re not so concerned about not getting sick but worried about those freshman 15 that everyone seems to talk about. Not only does Cal-U offer a wide variety of healthy food choices but there is also the Herron Recreation and Fitness Center. Herron Hall, as it is typically referred, offers several ways to get fit, including rock climbing. It is open to all students every day, times vary.

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Photo By: Joshua Laska Students ask questions of the experts at last years health fair, this years help fair is Wednesday, Sept. 14 from 11-3 p.m. in the performance center.




How to stay healthy during the school year Continued from Page 1 Two freshman friends, Danielle Vourgeois and Sara King plan to motivate each other. “We plan on going to the gym, try not to drink a lot of pop, we try not to snack late, ‘Eat Celery’,” Sara King said. If you have a friend, maybe your roommate; you could work out together, motivate each other on healthy lifestyles and food choices, it’s a great way to stay healthy. For you upperclassman, I’m sure you have already figured out ways of your own to stay healthy. We all know of course, that some things cannot be helped. Having those tissues on hand once the cold weather comes around may be a good idea, some cough drops too. If you would like to know more about being a healthy college student, there will be the 24th Annual Health Fair held in the Performance Center of Natali Student Center, September 14 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. More

than 30 health related representatives will be there with information on various topics. Health screenings and giveaways are planned as well as a local DJ. Flu shots available for a fee. If you have any questions about the health fair or the wellness center, please contact Fran Fayish at 724-938-5922 or email her at Fran Fayish, Nurse Practitioner, also mentions that the Wellness Center contains an Education Center where students may come to gain information on various topics. If you don’t take anything from this article, take this: Life is all about balance. If you balance a healthy lifestyle with healthy eating; you will be less likely to get sick, exams won’t be as difficult if you get enough sleep and study frequently instead of all at once. So just remember this, as Jerry Springer always says: “Take care of yourself and each other!”

Hurricane Irene kicks off hurricane season By Lisa Pfaff

For the Cal Times Hurricane Irene was the first major hurricane of the 2011 hurricane season. Throughout its path of destruction, Irene has been blamed for at least 40 deaths across a span of 12 US states. According to the business firm Eqecat, in the United States alone it is believed that the hurricane caused more than $10 billion in economic damage, and over 40 million people across the eastern coast of the United States were affected by Irene. Most of the severe damage has been due to the flooding aftermath of the storm. Current relief efforts are being organized by the American Red Cross, Americares, and the Salvation Army. A current tropical storm, Hurricane Lee, is a large storm forming in the Gulf of Mexico. It is believe that the tropical storm has potential to cause up to 20 inches of rain from the

University Police Reports: Aug. 30- Sept. 5 Aug. 30 - Welfare At approximately 2350 hours, University Police checked on the welfare of a student that had made a suicidal gesture. Aug. 31 - Throwing University Police received a report of spectators at the Cal U game throwing water. Aug. 30 - Alarm At approximately 2128 hours, University Police assisted California borough police with an alarm at the CalEd Federal Credit Union. The check of the building resulted in a false alarm Sept. 1 - Disturbance Police responded to Roadman Park for four disorderly males. The males were removed and advised not to return. Sept. 1 - Careless At 2214 hours, Corben McInnis was cited for careless driving and Obedience to Authorized

Person Directing Traffic when traveling at a speed to fast for conditions, failed to stop by Police request, and nearly hit two Police officers at the intersection of California Drive and Roadman Park after the California University football game.


lice assisted California borough police with an altercation at Second and Green Street. The situation was resolved without further incident.

Sept. 3 - Alarm At approximately 0255 hours, University Police was requested to assist Sept. 1 - Underage California borough police At 2231 hours, one for an alarm activation at female student was found Subway on 3rd street. intoxicated at the Park and Ride bus stop across Sept. 4 - Disperse from Vulcan Village. The University Police were female was transported called to the 200 block of to the Mon Valley HosWood Street (Spuds) to pital for possible alcohol assist with a large crowd. poisoning. A citation will be filed for Underage Sept. 5 - Intoxication Drinking. Officers and an ambulance were dispatched to Sept. 3 - Disturbance the health center for an At about 0142 hours , unresponsive intoxicated University Police were student. requested to assist California borough police to Sept. 5 - Flooding disperse a large crowd in At 0843 hours, flooding front of Spuds on Wood occurred in the rear parkStreet. ing lot of Morgan Hall, 6th street and entered the Sept. 3 - Altercation Day Care Center in MorAt approximately 0245 gan Hall. hours, University Po-

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Louisiana to Florida panhandle, according to Yahoo News. Louisiana, New Orleans, and Mississippi are currently declared to be in a state of emergency due to the storm capabilities. The storm has the potential of producing tornadoes throughout the Gulf Coast region according to the weather channel. Katia, a storm cell currently located in the Atlantic Ocean is a

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Cross Country teams picked fourth, 11th in preseason poll By Sports Information For the Cal Times

The California University of Pennsylvania men’s and women’s cross country teams were picked to finish fourth and 11th, respectively, in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) announced the league office on Wednesday. On the men’s side, Edinboro was the preseason favorite after receiving seven of the 15 firstplace votes. Defending-NCAA Atlantic Regional Champion Lock Haven received five firstplace votes and tied defendingPSAC Champion Shippensburg, who received three first-place votes, for second place. Cal U and East Stroudsburg both tied for fourth in the preseason poll. In the women’s poll, threetime defending-PSAC and NCAA Atlantic Regional Champion Shippensburg was the unanimous favorite after receiving all 16 first-place votes. The Red Raiders will be led by senior Neely Spence, who has won the PSAC individual crown in each of the last three seasons. Edinboro, last year’s runner-up, was picked to finish second, while Millersville, East Stroudsburg and Mansfield were selected to round out the top five in the poll. Last year, the Cal U men’s team posted its best showing at the PSAC Championships since 1986 by finishing sixth in the team standings. On the women’s side, the Vulcans nearly equaled their best finish at the NCAA Atlantic Regional Championships in two decades. Under fifth-year head coach Daniel Caulfield, Cal U opens the season at the Buffalo Stampede on Sept. 17 in Buffalo, N.Y.

Photo By: AJ Carpinelli The California women’s cross country team was selected to finish in 11th place in the PSAC after finishing last year with one win and finishing in 12th place.

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Men’s soccer team ranked No. 21 in latest NSCAA poll

Photo by: AJ Carpinelli For the second consecutive year, the Vulcans have started the season off with three-straight shutouts, including a 9-0 shutout against Lincoln this past weekend. The Vulcans hope to continue their streak this week as they took on Wheeling Jesuit on Wednesday, Pitt-Johnstown today, and return home sunday to take on Washington Adventist (Md.) at 5:30 p.m.

By Sports Information For the Cal Times

The California University of Pennsylvania men’s soccer team is ranked No. 21 in the latest National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Top 25 poll released on Tuesday.

The Vulcans started the season by posting a 2-0-1 record with wins at Alderson-Broaddus and versus Lincoln (Pa.) last week. Cal U has yet to allow a goal through the first 290 minutes this season, marking the second-straight year in which it has posted three-consecutive

shutouts to start a campaign. Cal U, who was last ranked in the Top 25 in 2009, used a goal in the 80th minute to claim a 1-0 win on Thursday against the Battlers. The Vulcans then played 110 scoreless minutes in a 0-0 double-overtime tie versus Chestnut Hill (Pa.) on Saturday

in the West Chester Tournament. The following day, seven different players scored a goal to help Cal U tally a 9-0 victory over Lincoln at the weekend tournament. The nationally-ranked Vulcans returned to action on, Wednesday, Sept. 7, when they

hosted Wheeling Jesuit for the first soccer game at the new facility near main campus (Orchard St./Pennsylvania Ave.) The game ended to late for press time but check the Cal Times next week for a full recap.




Vulcan Theater Weekend Show: Pirates of the Caribbean 4 Now showing Friday and Saturday at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

By Allyson Simbeck For the Cal Times

“Yo ho, Yo Ho, a pirates life for me.” The fourth movie of the Pirates of the Caribbean is now playing in the Vulcan Theater in the Natali Center. Pirates of Caribbean: on Stranger Tides is about a quest to find the Fountain of Youth. We welcome back Jack Sparrow, (Johnny Depp) as the main pirate in this movie. Joshamee Gibbs (Kevin McNally) Jack’s old mate from the Black Pearl is also along for the ride. Captain Barbosa played by Geoffrey Rush is back as well. We are introduced to the movie by the of the original mates of Black Pearl, Joshamee Gibbs, on trial for being a pirate in London, when the judge to hear his case comes out, we see the dark black eyeliner and automatically recognize Jack Sparrow. He attempts to break his mate out of prison but fails when they realize they have been brought to King George. When Jack Sparrow meets King George, the King starts telling him about an expedition to find the Fountain of Youth. Then we are introduced to the Captain who is in charge of this voyage, Captain Hector Barbosa dressed as solider and has wooden leg. We then find out that Barbosa had lost his leg when The Black Pearl was under attack by the famous pirate Blackbeard. The King then asks Jack if he was in London to gather a crew and ship, Jack soon figures out that someone is impersonating him. When Jack goes to the meeting he discovers the person that was pretending to be him, was his former lover, Angelica (Penelope Cruz). They have a great sword fight scene, which all pirate movies must have. They agree to work together to get to the Fountain of Youth. On

Photo Courtesy of: Penelope Cruz plays Johnny Depp’s love interest in the newest Pirates of the Caribbean.

the way, they will steal and lie to each other just as a pirate’s life should be. Before Jack Sparrow and Blackbeard get to the Fountain of Youth, they need two silver challises and a mermaid’s tear. So they go to the lighthouse, because man-made light attracts mermaids, and they sit and wait, for these vicious creatures to crawl on your boat and feed on

your flesh. When we first see the mermaid she is beautiful and then she drags one of the crewmen into the water and we see her fangs. The mermaid army comes and attacks Blackbeard and his men as well as Angelica. Jack saves the day when he blows up the lighthouse to stop the light from shining and attracting more mermaids. During the travel of finding

the Fountain of Youth, Jack and Barbosa’s paths meet, and they work together to get the one thing they both want. Captain Barbosa wants to kill Blackbeard for revenge of sinking the Black Pearl. Captain Jack Sparrow wants the Fountain of Youth and to save Angelica. First they meet in an abandoned ship, they work together to find the silver challises, when they find the box there are two rocks, they blame the Spanish. So Sparrow and Barbosa go to the Spanish camp and steal the challises and get caught on the way. The movie ends very well, Jack Sparrow is very smart and he has plan for everything he does, so keep an eye out. To people who think the preview looked good, but didn’t want to go see it because they didn’t see the third one, or any at all; it is defiantly worth your time. I didn’t see the second or third movie, so I was a little disappointed not seeing Will Turner, Orlando Bloom, or Elizabeth Swan, Keira Knightley, but Penelope Cruz is a sexy pirate and a good edition to the crew. I didn’t feel out of the loop or that I was missing key information. Johnny Depp was still gorgeous and he’s still the greatest pirate I have ever seen. Barbosa was like a different person during this movie, he was still the mean pirate we met before but he was more willing to work with Jack so he could get back at Blackbeard. The movie is bit overdone with long sword fight scenes; some of the fight scenes could have been cut short. They could have also given us more background information on Angelica and Jack but I loved how they ended the movie between them. I really want to go see the other movies now because this one really outdid the first one and I really enjoyed that one.

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George Strait: Here for a Good Time Hank Williams III: Ghost To a Ghost Jessy J: Hot Sauce

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Dead Island Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine




Summer travels: a quick trip to the other side of the world By Jessica Zombek Editor in Chief

Design by: Joshua Laska Photos by: Jessica Zombek

This summer I had the experience of a lifetime. My boyfriend, Alex Halftery 22, senior at Washington and Jefferson College in Washington, Pa, studied abroad at Flinder’s University in Adelaide, South Australia for Spring 2011 term. After my classes ended in May, I got on a 15 hour flight to Australia to visit him and to experience the best cultural experience of my lifetime. It was winter in Australia when I arrived, but the temperature was in the low 60s and sometimes low 70s. Alex thought it was “cold” and because I left right after it rained in Pennsylvania for almost an entire month, my body was acclimated to the temperatures, so it was easy for me to walk outside with just a t-shirt on and be comfortable. There were many things that were similar to the United States. The food was very similar to our food, except there was no ketchup. They had a similar substance to ketchup, but it was more like tomato sauce. My favorite was instead of deer crossing signs, there were kangaroo crossing signs. They also eat kangaroos! Here are some of my favorite pictures from my time spent in “the land of OZ.”

Alex Halfterty, 22, feeding a brown kangaroo at Cleland Wildlife Park in Adelaide South Australia.

Adelaide is home to a beautiful botanic garden. This is the entrance to the garden which is located in the middle of the city. The botanical garden is home to many exotic plants, trees, and animals.

Above is two brown kangaroos. Kangaroos are very affectionate towards each other. At Cleland wildlife park, kangaroos were available to pet and feed.




My favorite photos from journeying to Adelaide, South Australia

Above is a photo of the coast of Glenelg beach. Instead of palm trees, pine trees lined the shore of the beach. The sand in Australia was extra white and very grainy. The grains were much smaller than the grains of sand you find on the beaches in the United States.

Australia is expensive to fly to, but once in the country it is easy to find a cheap flight to places like Sydney and Cairns.

Above: Alex and I sitting on the fountain that sits in the middle of the city of Adelaide. It was just a short bus ride from his school to the city, where there were many shops, restaurants and pubs to visit.




Emerging Leaders Program 10 Weeks - Thursdays Begin: September 15, 2011 End: November 17, 2011 Time: 3:00 PM –5:00 PM

Location: Carter Hall Multipurpose Room The Emerging Leaders Program equips potential student leaders with skills including public speaking, team building, goal setting, and conflict resolution. Participants are introduced to several theories of leadership. Speakers host sessions on their area of expertise. This program uses experiential exercises to encourage students to put new skills into action. For more information please contact: Diane Williams G35 Carter Hall Phone: 724-938-4794 Email:

Applications are available at the Center for Civic Engagement, G35 Carter Hall, Women’s Center, G45 Carter Hall or online at






By Levie Kirland

I hope everyone’s semester is off to a good start! BSU is sponsoring a trip to see Trey Songz in concert on Friday, Sept. 23 in Monroeville the cost is 40 dollars for more info contact Jasmine Telly at 7382 or Tonya at 4307. Make sure you check out our “Welcome Back Cookout” on Thursday Sept. 8 at 4:00 p.m. in the Student Union Quad lots of good food, music and free giveaways; also

our first meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 at 5:15 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room in Carter Hall everyone is welcome to all events and meetings. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically...Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education”-Martin Luther King Jr. Check you next week remember if you have anything you want to add to the corner e-mail me at kir5691.

The Internship Corner By Lucie Fremeau

Washington Internship Center to visit Cal U on September 15 Do big businesses and corporations interest you? Would you like to live in the nation’s capital or intern abroad? On Thursday, September 15, students have the opportunity to make these dreams come true by meeting with Kathleen Regan, a representative from The Washington Internship Center. The Washington Center is a program that places students in internships with corporations, businesses, embassies, cultural organizations, lobbying firms, and media headquarters. Students live in Washington, D.C., Sydney, or London for eight to ten weeks and complete an internship for academic credit. Multiple students from Cal U complete internships with The Washington Center each semester and rave about the experience. Nate Earl, a senior majoring in gerontology, completed his internship in Sydney, Australia. Nate interned for eight weeks with Twilight Aged Care. While in Sydney, he was able to obtain field experience in his major and sightsee throughout Australia. The Washington Center helped place Nate in his internship based on his interests. Maria Herrera, a senior, interned with the PanAmerican Health Organization, where she translated information from English to Spanish and vice versa for the organization’s Intranet. In addition, she wrote articles and press releases that were placed on PAHO’s website. Maria believes that her experience was crucial for making connections that will help her obtain a job. “I networked, experienced opportunities in government, and I even met Hillary Clinton,” Maria exclaims. Lauren Vitt, a senior who completed an internship through The Washington Center, says, “I had such an awesome and life changing experience.” Lauren lived in Washington, D.C. for ten weeks and interned for Yeske Buie Inc., a financial management firm. Lauren worked on an indirect marketing project that was geared toward younger children who are learning about investing and saving money. Interested students should contact Karen Primm to schedule a September 15th meeting with Ms. Regan, from The Washington Center. Students may email Karen Primm at, or call the Internship Center at 724-938- 1578. More information on The Washington Center is available online at The following are internship opportunities currently available through the Internship Center: Washington County Court Technology Washington County Court Technology is seeking a Computer Information Systems intern for Spring 2012. The intern would act as a help desk, PC tech., and complete other court related projects. Applicants must have knowledge of computers. Interested students should e-mail a resume and cover letter to Mr. Jamie Brown at Speers Street Grill & Back Porch Speers Street Grill & Back Porch, located in Belle Vernon, is looking for a Marketing intern for Spring 2012. The intern will be working with the director of operations on improving the website, social networking, and advertising. Applicants must be creative with an artistic eye, familiar with Mac computers and applications, friendly, and organized. The intern must be motivated and disciplined to work some off-site hours. Experience with web design is a plus. Applicants are required to have a personal laptop. If interested, contact Ms. Michelle Jones at 724/469-2299 or by email: shell31@

Do you know that you have your own Career Advisor? Your career advisor can help you pick a major that is right for you. Provide you with tips for conducting an effective job search Help you write a resume that will get you noticed by employers Upcoming Events: Unique Careers for Education Majors Thursday, September 15, 2011 Southpointe Center 4:30 – 8:30 pm The Unique Careers for Education Majors Networking Event is an opportunity for students and alumni to network with employers in the business and non-profit industries. This networking event is a casual and comfortable setting where employers and alumni will offer you the inside scoop on how to prepare, seek and secure a position within a company that hires education majors! IUP Accounting Career Day Wednesday, September 28, 2011 Indiana University of PA (IUP) Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. $15 registration fee Sign up at Career Services Tips for Making the Most of a Job Fair are available on the Career Services website at www. - Go to the Quick Tips section. Contact Career Services for more information on fall events. Hot Job of the Week Staff Accountant – Full time Carpenter Technology Corporation Bridgeville, PA * This entry level position requires Four year college BS degree in accounting or finance. 0 – 2 years finance or accounting experience, or will consider a recent graduate with a solid co-op / internship experience. For more information on this position and to search for additional job openings go to Cal U’s Job Posting Website Career Services 230 Eberly Science and Technology Center 724-938-4413

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Women’s soccer opens up the season with a bang

Photo By: Joshua Laska Junior forward Carley Work opened up the season with four goals in a game and a half, including a hat trick in the game against Alderson-Broaddus.

By Joshua Laska

Sports/Managing Editor The California Women’s soccer team opened the season with a win and also a no decision.

In the first game of the year the Vulcans shutout AldersonBroaddus 4-0, the second game of the year had the Vulcans with a 1-0 lead before it was called due to weather conditions.

Junior forward Carley Work soccer her first career hat trick against Alderson-Broaddus. Freshman forward Erin Hogan tallied her first two assists of her college career.

In the eighth minute of the game Work put the ball into the back of the net to give the Vulcans a 1-0 lead, off of a pass from Hogan. Seven minutes later Work tallied another goal

this time unassisted. Senior defensemen Kristen Orrett scored her first goal of the season off of a penalty kick in the 35th minute; this gave the Vulcans a 3-0 lead heading into half. Work finished off her hat trick in the 83rd minute when she scored off of a feed from Hogan. The Vulcans out shot Alderson-Broaddus by a 26-4 margin, and did not give a single corner kick to them. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Ashley Magruda registered her first career shutout in her first college start. Magruda collected three saves in 90 minutes; Alderson-Broaddus’ goalkeeper Kate Laird tallied 11 saves in the loss. The Vulcans traveled to Charleston (WV) to take on the Golden Eagles, this game ended in a no decision after a storm caused the game to end early. Work grabbed her 4th goal of the season off of a penalty kick in the 19th minute The Vulcans return home on Sunday to take on West Virginia Wesleyan at 1 p.m. at Booster Field for their debut at their new field. Live updates for the game against West Virginia Wesleyan available at

Vulcans suffer defeat at Adamson By Erin Bertolini For the Cal Times

The first game of the season proved to be disappointing for the California University of Pennsylvania Vulcans and all supporters of the team at Adamson Stadium. Playing against nationally ranked St. Cloud State (Minnesota), the Vulcans lost their first opener in ten seasons (26-3). The Vulcans returned fourteen starters from last year, including eight starters (seven being seniors) on defense. Cal U was the top-ranked defense in PSAC in almost every category and ranked among the top 10 in the country. On offense, the Vulcans return five starters with an All-PSAC West First Team selection at running back, wide receiver, and tight end. Despite these impressive and intimidating statistics, the Vulcans failed to pull out a win. St. Cloud State recovered a fumble in the first quarter, taking control of the game by seizing a 6-0 lead in the first quarter. The first three-yard touchdown was scored by Husky quarterback, sophomore Phillip Klaphake, who also assisted running back Damon Treat in a

Photo by: Matt Kaminski Junior transfer quarterback Peter Lalich threw for 150 yards on 20 completions, in the 26-3 loss to the Saint Cloud State Huskies.

14-yeard touchdown late in the second quarter. On the next St. Cloud State possession, Vulcan Thomas Mulabah (senior defensive lineman) intercepted the ball, and ran it back to the Husky’s 21-yard line. The ball was then moved close the end zone (5 –yard line), but they were unsuccessful in

their attempts on a fourth-down pass before the second quarter ended. During half-time, the Cal U Marching Band, directed by Dr. Marty Sharer, unveiled their 2011 show, “Steely Dan.” The band played portions of “Reeling in the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Number,” “Peg,” and

concluded with “Josie.” The band was led by senior drum majors Gregg Johnson, Nate Folkemer, and Steve Ventura. In the second half of the game, St. Cloud State opened with a 37-yard field goal, widening the gap in points to 16-0. The Vulcans made a 30-yard field goal by freshman Cody Nuzzo,

preceeded by 17 plays and a 67yard gain. With 4:31 left in the game, the Huskies scored yet again with a three-yard touchdown by Klaphake. Although this was a shocking loss, the Vulcans are expected to have a great season. Cal U is playing C.W. Post tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at Adamson Stadium.




Vulcans post three wins to open the season up at 3-1 By Joshua Laska

Sports/Managing Editor The Vulcans opened up the season 3-1, after defeating each Southern Indiana, Urbana (Ohio), and Wisconsin-Parkside 3-0. They posted their first loss of the season to host Ferris State University 3-0. Against Southern Indiana, sophomore outside hitter Molly Delaney posted a career high 14 kills to lead the Vulcans to the 3-0 win (25-15, 25-19, 30-28). Senior right-side/outside hitter Katya Kopanarova added 10 kills and three blocks, while junior middle hitter Meghan Franz added nine kills. Redshirt junior right-side/middle hitter Bridget Bielich added eight kills of her own and two digs. Junior setter/right-side hitter Kelly Fromknecht led the offense with a career high 36 assists, as well as posting six digs and four blocks (one solo). Junior middle hitter Chelsea Wilson paced the team with three service aces, while senior libero Sara McMullen led the team with 11 digs and added two service aces. In the 3-0 win against Urbana (25-19, 25-12, 25-14) Fromknecht, Kopanarova, and junior outside hitter Brandy Harris all posted five kills each to lead the offense. Kopanarova also added nine digs and two blocks (one solo). Fromknecht also led the team with 23 assists and five service aces. Delaney and Franz both added four kills and one dig each, while Wilson and junior outside hitter Ana Almeida both added three kills. McMullen posted 15 kills to lead the defensive effort for the Vulcans; she also had one service ace. To grab their third win of the season the Vulcans defeated

Photo By: Joshua Laska Sophomore Molly Delaney posted four service aces and 28 kills over the weekend, to help lead the Vulcans to their three wins this weekend.

Wisconsin-Parkside 3-0 (25-19, 25-22, 25-18). Harris led the team with 11 kills and added six digs. Franz collected four blocks (none solo) and eight kills, while Delaney posted six kills and led the defensive effort with eight digs. Delaney also added two service aces, while Almeida, McMullen, Fromknecht, and Wilson all added one service ace. Fromknecht led all offense with 30 assists; Delaney added two, while Wilson, Bielich, and McMullen all added one

in the win. Bielich also posted seven kills and one dig. Wilson posted four blocks (none solo) and Harris posted three blocks (none solo) The final match of the Ferris State Invitational had the Vulcans take on the host Ferris State where they lost 3-0 (20-25, 23-25, 17-25). Franz and Bielich led the after both posting nine kills and one dig each. Fromknecht led the offense with 20 assists, while sophomore setter Abbey Freund added 11 assists. Almeida led the team with

services asses after contributing two to the effort, Harris and Wilson each also added one service ace. With 13 digs McMullen led the defense, Harris and Delaney added nine and eight digs, respectively. Franz and Fromknecht were both selected to the Ferris State Invitational All-Tournament Team. Franz finished the weekend with 30 kills to lead the team, she also posted a .257 hitting percentage. Fromknecht finished the weekend with 109 assists and 17 kills. Both Franz

and Fromknecht led the team with 10 blocks over the four matches. The Vulcans return to action today and tomorrow where they compete at the Minnesota Duluth Tournament. The Vulcans first face Winona State (MN) at 9 a.m. today followed by a game a 5 p.m. against Upper Iowa. Tomorrow the Vulcans face Bemidji State (MN) at 11 a.m. and host Minnesota Duluth at 7 p.m. The Vulcans host Point Park on Wednesday, September 14 at 7 p.m. for their home opener.

Men’s soccer team wins two games over the past weekend By Noah Gruskin For the Cal TImes

The Vulcan’s won their first game of the 2011 season this past Thursday at AldersonBroaddus, 1-0. After last week’s victory, Cal U has secured their fourth consecutive season opener against Alderson-Broaddus’ Battlers. In the 79th minute, sophomore Ryan Slaby scored the game-winning goal assisted by junior Paul Silvestrone. Redshirt senior Charlie Dagnal adeptly defended the goal for all 90 minutes saving both of AldersonBroaddus’ 2 (out of 8) shots on target in his first career shut-out. The Vulcans finished the game with a total of 10 shots at goal over Alderson-Broaddus’ 8. Redshirt senior Charlie Dagnal defended the goal in his second consecutive and second

career shutout Saturday, September 3rd against Chestnut hill in the Vulcan’s first match of the West Chester Tournament. Dagnal defended against 6 shots from the Griffins while the opposition’s goalkeeper had to deal with an impressive 20 shots on goal from the Vulcans. The Vulcans poured the pressure on Chestnut Hill with 5 shots each half. After neither team scored within 90 minutes of regulation time, the Vulcans took on the Griffins in two periods of over time. The teams went on to compete in another scoreless 110 minutes with Cal U tallying up another 10 goals. The game concluded with Chestnut Hill senior Gavin Reid scoring in a penalty kick shootout granting the Griffins an advantage in the tournament standings. The Vulcan’s secured yet another victory against Lin-

coln Sunday September 4th in a 9 goal shutout. Goalkeepers Charlie Dagnal (redshirt senior) and Shane Donovan (freshman) reeled in Cal U’s third consecutive shut-out this season making it the second year in a row in which the Vulcan’s have opened their season with 3 shut-outs. The Vulcan’s started the game with an advantage of 2 players over Lincoln having only started 9 men. Said advantage was prevalent within the first 2 minutes of the game when the Vulcans took the lead after senior Edin Sabic scored the game’s first goal unassisted at 1:26 of play time. Cal U quickly solidified their lead when freshman Brad Colvin scored his first career goal in the 4th minute with an assist from senior Brady Sanders. Sanders then scored a goal of his own at 9:33 assisted by freshman Djamel Boudhar. With the Vulcan’s in the lead

with naught to 3, junior Chris Moehler strengthened the lead with yet another goal with an assist from redshirt freshman Kevin Helbig in the 12th minute. Another 12 minutes had passes when freshman Jon Murphy scored his first career goal unassisted. Just 10 minutes later, Cal U scored again when junior Paul Silvestrone scored the 5th goal of the game with an assist from sophomore Christopher Karns. Freshman Tyler Woolum brought the first half to close with a goal in the last 4 seconds of the 42nd minute of the half. In the second half, the Vulcans played 9 men to be even with Lincoln’s 9. Moehler scored his second goal in the 67th minute assisted by Boudhar 13 minutes before Murphy posted his own second goal on the 80th minute with the assist from freshman Ian Cheek. Cal U dominated with 22 shots on goal as opposed

to the Lions with only 5. The Vulcans step back onto the pitch Sept. 7 at home against Wheeling Jesuit. Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m., the first game at the new soccer facility near the main campus.

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Get to know your Vulcans: Jillian Russell #16 Infielder for the Vulcans and #15 Third Basemen for the Canada National Team. Interviewed by Joshua Laska Sports/Managing Editor

What is it like playing on team Canada with the rest of your country’s best players?

It is an amazing experience to be on the field with the best players in my country. I grew up watching these women on tv and now I have the opportunity to play with them.

How much different was it playing at the national level compared to playing at Cal? The speed of the game is a lot different at the national level.

How hard was it to adjust from college to national play?

It was hard adjusting to the speed of the game but now that I have had some experience it is a lot easier.

What was the hardest thing to learn at the national level?

The hardest thing to learn at the national level is adjusting to a higher level of competition and having confidence.

How do you stay “in the game” during the offseason?

During the offseason I have to work on a lot of things such as keeping in shape and working on hitting and fielding, so having to do all of that keeps me focused on my goal.

What originally got you into softball?

My parents put me in tee ball when I was little and I haven’t stopped playing since, also my dad played baseball and he inspired me to play.

What is one interesting fact that not everyone would know about you? Photo by: AJ Carpinelli


43 games, 43 starts, 53 hits (.366 avg.), 14 home runs, 5 walks, 36 runs scored, 50 runs batted in

I love art and painting.

How many years have you played softball? I have been playing softball for 16 years.

Where are you from and where did you go to high school?

I am from London Ontario and I went to St. Thomas Aquinas high school.

What do you plan on doing after college? I plan on becoming a police officer

What is you favorite tv show?

My favorite tv show is Law and Order SVU.

Who is your favorite sports team?

My favorite sports team is the Toronto Blue Jays.

What is your favorite food?

My favorite food is mashed potatoes.

What is your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Sandlot.

Photo courtesy of: ASA Softball

RUSSELL’S SOFTBALL STATS FOR TEAM CANADA 4 games, 2 starts, 2 hits (.200 avg), 0 home runs, 0 walks, 1 run scored, 2 runs batted in

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love” - Mother Teresa

Cal Times - September 9, 2011