Magnus Monday’s INSIDER EDITION • OCTOBER 31, 2011
Welcome to the first edition of Magnus Mondays, a concise, weekly publication designed to keep you informed about CSU athletics and provide you with information about a wide range of topics including NCAA proposals, Horizon League initiatives and personal observations. You may opt out of this email by sending me an e-mail asking me to remove you from the mailing list. Last week the NCAA Board of Directors at the request of NCAA President Mark Emmert, passed a wide range of academic and student welfare reforms. The academic reforms include setting a higher standard for initial eligibility and a higher four year threshold for each team’s academic performance rating (APR). Starting in 2013 teams with an APR below 930 will not be eligible for post season play. Currently no CSU team has an APR below 930 and given the academic credentials of the students our coaches are recruiting, I expect CSU to continue to be eligible for post season competition should we qualify athletically. In an effort to pacify the media outcry regarding the “poor” players who only get a free education while bringing in millions for their school, the NCAA President’s have authorized conferences to allow schools to provide a $2,000 stipend, or the cost of attendance whichever is less, for each “full” scholarship athlete. CSU athletics budgets 120 scholarships per year; 70 of them are awarded as partial scholarships to over 120 athletes with the remaining 50 granted as full scholarships; primarily in men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. Simple math tells us that in order to remain competitive in recruiting and in compliance with Title IX we will need to add $100,000 to our scholarship budget. We will make the necessary changes to remain competitive. Meanwhile university’s with 85 football scholarships face a more significant budget challenge. $2,000 per year will cover incidentals, but for the high profile athlete, it will not stop agents from advancing money in order to secure a client for future negotiations. Last Saturday CSU hosted the Horizon League men’s and women’s cross country championships at Squire Valleevue Farm in Hunting Valley. At the end of the women’s race, team results were posted and it appeared that CSU finished 5th just behind Wright State; CSU’s highest team finish to date. Shortly after the results were posted, in an awesome display of sportsmanship, Fabien Corbillon, the Wright State coach pointed out a scoring error which moved CSU to 4th just ahead of Wright State. For an update on all CSU teams, the CSU weekly produced by Sports Information Director, Greg Murphy is attached. Also, for even more detail and up to date news, check out our web site, CSUvikings.com.
JOHN PARRY, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
Viking Sports Weekly Volume 1 • Number 5
Women’s Soccer Hosts First Round Horizon League Tourney Match... page 2
Women’s Basketball Kicks Off Exhibition Season on Tuesday
Men’s Soccer Closes Regular Season on Friday... page 2 Cross Country Posts Program Best Fourth Place Finish at League Championship... page 2 Dubeau Named Viking of the Week... page 3
What To Watch For T HIS WE E K IN V IK ING ATHLE TICS | OCTOBE R 3 1 , 2 0 1 1
VOLLEYBALL The Vikings start
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The Vikings open the exhibition
season when CSU hosts John Carroll on Tuesday (Nov. 1) at 7:00 p.m. in Woodling Gym. CSU returns four starters and eight letterwinners from last year’s team that won 21 games, the second most in program history, and advanced to the postseason for the third time in the last four seasons.
a four-match homestand to close the regular season when CSU hosts UIC on Friday (Nov. 4) at 7:00 p.m. and Valparaiso on Saturday (Nov. 5) at 4:00 p.m. CSU is 16-7 overall and in second place in the league at 9-3. The Vikings were in action just once last week, falling at Milwaukee, 3-1. Jackie Dabbelt and Kara Koch record 12 kills each, while Jordan Goad handed out 43 assists and Amy Grabiec made 24 digs.
MEN’S SOCCER Cleveland State closes the regular season on Fri-
day (Nov. 4) with a 7:00 p.m. contest against Detroit. The Vikings are 8-8-1 overall and in second place in the league at 4-2-1 following 2-1 wins over Butler and Canisius last week. After Jordan Hart scored the Vikings first goal against Butler on Wednesday (Oct. 26) night, Aaron Adkins added the game-winner. Two more goals from Adkins on Sunday (Oct. 30) helped CSU knock off Canisius in the non-league finale. Brad Stuver combined for four saves in goal.
CROSS COUNTRY The cross country team finished a program-best fourth place (out of 10 teams) at the Horizon League Championship on Saturday (Oct. 29) in an event the Vikings hosted at Valleeview Farm. Allison Craine paced the Vikings with her second straight 16th place finish at the league championship with a time of 20:03. Kendra Kezur was 31st in 21:00, while Kari Haywood placed 34th in 21:12. CSU is now out of action until the NCAA Regionals on Nov. 12 in Toledo.
MEN’S BASKETBALL The Vikings hosted their annual Women’s Soccer Prepares For League Tournament The Cleveland State women’s soccer team takes center stage this week as
the Vikings open play in the Horizon League Championship with a first round match against Wright State at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday (Nov. 2) . The Vikings clinched the fourth seed with a 2-1 win at Wright State on Friday to close the regular season, combined with Butler’s loss at Loyola. CSU’s win allowed the Vikings to finish the regular season at 10-6-2, setting a program record for most wins in a season. After falling behind 1-0, Taylor Vidovic knotted the match at 1-1 with her team-leading seventh goal of the season and Frederike Dubeau won it with a goal in the 86th minute. A win on Tuesday night would send the Vikings into the semifinals against either top-seeded Milwaukee or No. 2 seeded Detroit. The semifinals and championship will be played at Milwaukee.
WRESTLING Cleveland State begins its 2011-12 season when the Vikings compete in
the Eastern Michigan Open on Nov. 5. Action will begin at 10:00 a.m. A youthful Viking squad, which includes 13 signees, is highlighted by sophomore 125-pounder Ben Williford who placed fourth at the EWL Championships last year. Matt Donohoe (wrestling at 157), Corbin Boone (184) and Nick Anthony (197) all placed sixth last season.
Green/White Scrimmage for season ticket holders on Saturday afternoon in Woodling Gym. Things get under way for good next week when CSU hosts John Carroll on Wednesday (Nov. 9) at 7:00 p.m. in the Wolstein Center for an exhibition game.
MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING The Vikings are back in action when CSU heads to Columbus, Ohio, for a tri-meet at Ohio State that also features Virginia Tech and Denison. CSU has raced out to a 2-0 start with wins over Niagara and Green Bay this year behind a balanced effort. Josh Gonzalez has been the Horizon League Diver of the Week two of the first three weeks.
WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING The Vikings are back in action when CSU heads to Columbus, Ohio, for a tri-meet at Ohio State that also features Virginia Tech and Denison. CSU is 2-0 on the young season, including a 137106 win over Green Bay on Oct. 22. Joanna Olsson won all three of her events in the dual, earning Horizon League Swimmer of the Week honors.
Viking Of The Week Frederike Dubeau
Women’s Soccer Last Week Dubeau scored the game-winning goal in the
86th minute of CSU’s 2-1 win at Wright State in
the regular season finale. The win helped propel the Vikings to fourth place in the league stand-
ings and a first round home match in the league
championship. It also helped CSU reach 10 wins for the first time in program history as the Vikings improved to 10-6-2.
Other Top Performances AARON ADKINS: The men’s soccer junior scored three goals last week, including the game-winner against Butler and both goals in a 2-1 win over Canisius. He leads the team with nine tallies. CROSS COUNTRY: Led by head coach Joe Jaketic, the Vikings finished a program-best fourth at the Horizon League Championships. The finish was made even sweeter as CSU was hosting the event.
Class: Sophomore Position: Defender Hometown: Kent, Wash.
Volume 1, No. 5 • October 31, 2011
Viking Sports Weekly
This Week’s Schedule Tues. Nov. 1
JOHN CARROLL (EXH) (Played in Woodling Gym)
Tues. Fri. Sun.
Nov. 1 Nov. 4 Nov. 6
Women’s Soccer WRIGHT STATE * (HL 1st Round) 4:00 p.m. League Semifinals (at Milwaukee) TBA League Championship (at Milwaukee) TBA
Men’s Swimming & Diving Fri. Nov. 4
at Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech vs. Denison
6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
TFri. Nov. 4
Women’s at Ohio State vs. Virginia Tech vs. Denison
Swimming & Diving
Nov. 4 Nov. 5
UIC * VALPARAISO *
6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
at Eastern Michigan Open
* - Game can be seen live on the HORIZON LEAGUE NETWORK
Men’s Soccer at Butler
Volleyball at Milwaukee
Oct. 29 Oct. 30
Cross Country hosts LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIPS 4th of 10 Men’s Soccer hosts CANISIUS
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