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Game 5 | 09/29/2012 | 1:30 p.m.

Thiel College vs. Waynesburg University FEATURES Today’s Game. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 ‘Best Experience of My Life’. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

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Today’s Honorees — ­ Bill Robinson and The Thiel Players. . . . . . . . . 2 Troy VanAken, Ph.D. — Thiel College President. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jack Leipheimer ’74 — Director of Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Kurt Reiser — Head Football Coach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Tomcat Coaching Staff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Today’s Honorary Captain —Dr. Mark DelMaramo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 The Presidents’ Athletic Conference. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 2012 Thiel Football Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Thiel Upperclassmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Thiel Numerical Roster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Waynesburg Numerical Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Thiel Cheerleading/Dance Team Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Thiel Marching Band Roster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Andy Erb- Director of Bands. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Arrika Fears- Spirit Coordinator. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Fall Schedules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Today’s Game Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 2012 Opponents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Single-Game Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 1972 Thiel Football Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 1967 Thiel Football Picture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

2012 VARSITY SCHEDULE Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 * Sept. 22 % * Sept. 29 @ * Oct. 6 * Oct. 13 * Oct. 27 # * Nov. 3 * Nov. 10 *

Juniata L 13-16 Rochester L 7-17 Geneva W 21-14 (OT) Washington & Jefferson L 0-17 Waynesburg 1:30 p.m. Saint Vincent 1:00 p.m. Thomas More 1:30 p.m. Bethany 1 p.m. Westminster 1 p.m. Grove City 1:30 p.m.

* Denotes PAC game @ Homecoming Home games in BOLD

# Senior Parent Recognition % Community/Military Appreciation Day

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Today’s Honoree

Bill Robinson and The Thiel Players

Bill Robinson in the Drowsy Chaperone

The Thiel Players have been on campus since the early 1900’s. They are one of the most thriving extra-curricular groups on campus. They put on two major productions a year, a freshman orientation show and a children’s theater production every two years. Students from every major participate in the productions and a hallmark of the group is that everyone is welcome. Students are engaged as actors, technical crew and production designers. The Thiel Players make their home in the William A. Robinson Theater. The players have been led since 1974 by Dr. William Robinson. Dr. Robinson is retiring this year after more than 30 years as a faculty member at Thiel College, today we celebrate his work along with members of the Thiel Players past and present and encourage everyone to attend tonight’s production at 8 p.m. featuring an all-star Thiel Players cast.

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Troy VanAken, Ph.D. COLLEGE PRESIDENT Dr. Troy D. VanAken took office as the 19th president of Thiel College in July of 2009, after being elected by the College Board of Trustees at a special meeting on February 20. VanAken, who came to Thiel from Albion College in Albion, Mich., holds a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College, and master’s and doctorate degrees from Bowling Green State University. A native of Michigan, his career in higher education began in 1994 when he was appointed assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Evansville and where he was later selected as assistant vice president for instructional technology. In 1999, Albion College named him vice president for information technology. After working at San Jose State University during 2002–03 through an American Council on Education Fellowship, VanAken returned to Albion with expanded responsibilities as athletic director and executive assistant to the president, and eventually vice president for business and finance. VanAken participated in Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management in 2005 and was named Albion’s executive vice president in 2006. In addition to experience as a high school football and track coach, VanAken has served on committees of both the NCAA and Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Recently, he was appointed to represent the Presidents’ Athletic Conference on the NCAA Division III Chancellor/ Presidents Advisory Group. He is active in economic and community development projects and has started three successful technology related companies. VanAken and his wife, Annette, have two children, Trey and Gabriella.

Jack Leipheimer DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Jack Leipheimer ’74 took over as Thiel College’s director of athletics on Nov. 17, 2008. He currently oversees Thiel’s 24 competitive athletics programs, 22 of which are associated with the NCAA at the Division III level. A coaching veteran of 34 years – including 25 at the collegiate level – Leipheimer returned to Thiel as its head football coach in 2001 and promptly guided the program to national prominence. His 2005 team compiled an 11-1 record and drew two NCAA playoff games to Alumni Stadium. Over his eight seasons at the helm of the football program, Leipheimer amassed 36 wins – which ties for third most all-time in school history – including a NCAA Division III playoff win in 2005. Under his tutelage, Thiel players earned 114 all-conference selections, 17 all-region selections and 10 All-America selections. He also coached five ESPN The Magazine Academic All-Americans – a testament to his emphasis on academic excellence. Leipheimer continues to stress the importance of academic and athletic success to Thiel’s student-athletes as he oversees the day-today operations of the athletic department. In addition, Leipheimer’s focus on fund-raising efforts supports Thiel’s entire athletics program, which includes more than 40 coaches and staff members and over 300 student-athletes. Jack and his wife, Patti, reside in Greenville. They have two daughters: Shanna Bossler, a 2002 Thiel graduate and Krista Ferguson, a 2005 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

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KURT REISER HEAD COACH | FOURTH SEASON

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PROFILE Personal Information

Born..................................................................... December 2, 1970 Residence.................................................................... Greenville, Pa. Wife......................................................................................... Nancy Children............................................ Ben (15), Ethan (13), Ellie (10) Alma Mater...................................................... Allegheny College ’93 Degree..................................................Bachelor of Science, Biology Masters.............................................................DePaul University ‘98 Degree...............................................................Master of Education High School................................ Knoch High School (Saxonburg, Pa.)

Coaching Experience

Thiel College....................................................................Head Coach (2009-PRESENT) .......................................................................Offensive Coordinator (2007-08) ......................................................................... Offensive Line Coach (2001-06) Leyden HS (Ill.).................................................Offensive Coordinator (1995-2001)

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Played tight end at Allegheny College from 1989 - 1993 Member of the 1990 Division III National Championship team Three-year starter Named 1992 Team MVP Two-time All-North Coast Athletic Conference selection 1992 Football Gazette honorable mention All-American

As the team’s offensive line coach from 2001 to 2006, Reiser mentored eight Tomcats to a combined 19 All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference selections. Two players – Dave Hendricks and Bob Munch – were four-time selections. In Thiel’s 11-win 2005 campaign, the Reiser-led offensive line played an integral part in securing the program’s first PAC title since 1972 and its first undefeated regular season since 1950. Five members of that unit were named to the All-PAC team, with two garnering first team honors. While Hendricks turned in one of the best seasons of all time for a Thiel offensive lineman, earning AFCA first team and D3 Football.com first team All-America honors in addition to being named the Don Hansen Football Gazette National Offensive Lineman of the Year and earning an invitation to participate in the Aztec Bowl, the O-line as a whole paved the way for a

potent Tomcat attack. Over the course of the 2005 season, Reiser’s line allowed only seven sacks in the regular season and aided in establishing Steve Minton as the school’s all-time leading rusher and Darrell Satterfield and Brandon Chambers as one of the most prolific quarterbackreceiver duos in school history. After being named offensive coordinator prior to the 2007 season, Reiser has called the shots for several of the most impressive offensive displays in Thiel football annals. In his inaugural season as the Tomcats’ offensive play-caller, running back Dan Hess set three school records in one day, racking up 327 yards and 30 points on 43 rushes in a 62-14 drubbing of Saint Vincent College. The next season quarterback Willie Bova conducted a similar assault on Thiel passing records against the Bearcats, completing 32 of 63 passes for 374 yards (all three are school records) and three scores. Prior to arriving at Thiel, Reiser was the offensive coordinator at Leyden High School in Chicago for six years. A 1993 Allegheny graduate, he earned his master’s degree from DePaul University in 1997. With the Gators, where he played under then-assistant coach Leipheimer, Reiser was a three-year starter at tight end and was a two-time All-NCAC selection and an All-American. Reiser was also a starter on the Gators’ 1990 National Championship team. He and his wife, Nancy, have three children: Ben, Ethan, and Ellie.

Frank Amato

Charlie Noonan

Frank Amato enters his 19th season as a Tomcat assistant. A former head coach at Reynolds High School, Amato amassed a record of 156-58-9 (.700) during his 23-year tenure. Amato is a 1960 graduate of Purdue University and played defensive back for the Boilermakers from his sophomore through senior years. In 1974 he earned a master’s degree from Edinboro University. Amato and his wife, Pat, have six grown children.

Charlie Noonan is in his first season on the Tomcat football staff. He will be primarily responsible for the defensive line. After persevering through a pair of ACL injuries early in his career at Rutgers University, Noonan started for two seasons at nose guard and accumulated over 100 tackles during that time. He was elected a team captain during his senior campaign and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. In August 2011 Noonan was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Philadelphia Eagles to compete for a position on their defensive line.

Volunteer Assistant

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Defensive Line

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John Harakal

Brad Paulson

John Harakal spent both the 2010 and 2011 seasons as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for head coach Randy Trivers at Leesburg High School, one of the seven public high schools located in Lake County, Florida. Prior to his time at Leesburg, Harakal spent three seasons in a variety of positions with the Rutgers University football program. Under Scarlet Knights head coach Greg Schiano, Harakal served as the assistant defensive line coach during the 2009 season where he was responsible for coaching the defensive ends.

Brad Paulson is entering his third season as the Tomcats’ offensive coordinator. Coach Paulson will also work with the Tomcat quarterbacks. Paulson arrived at Thiel after one year of coaching the wide receivers at Worcester State College. Prior to his time at Worcester State, Paulson held various offensive positions at Stonehill College, Saint Joseph’s College and Anderson University. A 2002 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelor of science degree in sociology, Paulson began his coaching career as a student assistant with his alma mater in 2001.

Defensive Coordinator

Offensive Coordinator

Bill Lawrence

Barry Oman

Bill Lawrence is entering his third season as a coach for the Tomcats. Lawrence brings over a decade of coaching experience to Thiel. His most recent position was at Murray State, where he coached both the defensive ends and the secondary. A 1999 Plymouth State University graduate, Lawrence began his coaching career as a defensive assistant at his alma mater in 1998. During his playing career, Lawrence was a two-year starter at defensive tackle for the Panthers.

Barry Oman enters his 12th season as a coach at Thiel, with primary responsibility for the team’s secondary. Oman earned his bachelor’s degree from Thiel in 1974 and his master’s degree from Youngstown State University in 1986. A two-time All-PAC selection as a free safety, Oman ranks third on the school’s all-time interceptions list with 13. He was inducted into the Thiel Athletic Hall of Fame in February, 2006. He and his wife, Linda, have two children, Ryan and Lauren.

Running Backs

Volunteer Assistant

Tim Scarvel

Darrell Satterfield

Tim Scarvel is entering his first season as an offensive assistant for the Tomcats. Scarvel comes to Thiel having coached at the high school level around the area for the past 14 years, including stints as both an assistant and the head coach at Reynolds High School and Kennedy Catholic School, and recently as the head coach at Farrell.

Darrell Satterfield begins his third season as Thiel’s wide receivers coach after a prolific playing career with the Tomcats from 2003-05. A two-time All-PAC quarterback, Satterfield led the Tomcats to a perfect 10-0 regular season record in 2005, as well as the program’s first NCAA Division III playoff appearance. Satterfield is Thiel’s career record holder in both passing touchdowns (46) and pass completion percentage (58.4). Satterfield graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in elementary education.

Offensive assistant

Steve Boyle

Wide Receivers

Secondary Coach

Having played for the Tomcats as part of Thiel’s 2005 PAC championship in the secondary, Boyle returns to the Tomcats having served three years as an assistant coach at the University of Maine. During his time at Maine, Boyle coached the secondary as well as the running backs. During his tenure as the running backs coach, Maine boasted 1,500 rushing yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground over the course of the season. Boyle was a three-year letterwinner for the Tomcats during his playing days and currently ranks fourth all-time on the school’s interceptions list.

Dan Rasor

Student Assistant

Dan, the brother of left guard Mike Rasor, begins his fourth season as a student assistant on Coach Reiser’s staff. His first two seasons were spent as the videographer for the team, and he has spent the past two seasons working directly alongside Coach Reiser as an assistant offensive line coach. Dan is currently a senior at Thiel and is pursing his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, while minoring in Coaching.

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Today’s Honorary Captain Today’s honorary captain is Dr. Mark DelMaramo, who joined the Thiel English Department in 1989. He teaches all levels of composition, including freshman, honors and advanced. In addition, Dr. DelMaramo teaches Business and Technical Writing and The History of Western Humanities He earned his bachelor’s degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, his M.A. from Gannon University, and his Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. He enjoys reading mystery stories and the books of the English humorist P.G. Wodehouse, playing golf with his friend and colleague Dr. Chris Moinet, and following the ups and downs of his favorite team, the Baltimore Orioles. DelMaramo’s wife, Brenda, is an adjunct in the English Department. They have two sons, Daniel and Nathan.

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ABOUT THE PAC

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ounded in 1955, the Presidents’ Athletic Conference continues its mission of promoting intercollegiate athletics and the pursuit of academic excellence. Comprised of 10 select private colleges - Bethany College, Chatham University, Geneva College, Grove City College, Saint Vincent College, Thiel College, Thomas More College, Washington and Jefferson College, Waynesburg University and Westminster College - the PAC remains a unique organization in this day of high pressure intercollegiate athletics. With academics at the center of each member’s philosophy, the PAC is built on the principle that an athletic program is a part of college life, but not an entity in itself. The PAC expanded to seven members in 2005 with the addition of Thomas More, formerly an NCAA Division III independent. Saint Vincent College, a former NAIA member, joined the conference as it began provisional membership status in NCAA Division III in 2006-07. Another former NAIA member, Geneva College, became the conference’s ninth member and began league play as it started NCAA Division III provisional membership in 2007-08. Chatham College became the league’s 10th member, also in 2007-08.

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The PAC annually crowns champions in 19 sports. PAC championship teams receive automatic qualification (AQ) status for most NCAA Division III national championship events. All-conference status is awarded in all 19 sports. Head coaches select all-league squads for all team sports, while in individual sports such as cross country and tennis, All-PAC accolades are based upon performances at the conference championships. The PAC annually awards its men’s and women’s AllSports Trophies to the schools which perform best across the board in PAC competition. The Washington & Jefferson College men and Westminster College women captured the 2011-12 trophies. True to its mission, the PAC has produced numerous Academic All-Americans and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners. Last year, the league named 735 studentathletes to the PAC Academic Honor Roll, which recognizes all participating athletes who attain a term grade-point average of 3.60 or above.

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2012 Thiel Tomcats Tommy the Tomcat


THIEL UPPERCLASSMEN

1 KEN BURNS Kicker | Junior Austintown, Ohio

2 HUNTER LIPTRAP Free Safety | Senior Bay Village, Ohio

4 ANDREW SMITH Quarterback | Junior Williamsfield, Ohio

3 SILAS MADDEN Running Back | Sophomore Fayetteville, Ga.

6 TANNER LIPTRAP 5 MARTAE HAINESWORTH Defensive Back | Sophomore Strong Safety | Sophomore Bay Village, Ohio Warren, Ohio

7 TIM WALKER Wide Receiver | Sophomore Beachwood, Ohio

8 TOMMY THORPE Linebacker | Sophomore Charleroi, Pa.

9 MARSHAUN HAINESWORTH

10 ZANE GARZA Wide Receiver | Senior Conneaut, Ohio

12 WALT LITWIN Defensive Back | Sophomore Linesville, Pa.

13 BRANDON GELET Quarterback | Sophomore Wayno, Pa.

Defensive Back | Senior Warren, Ohio

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THIEL UPPERCLASSMEN

15 JACK SINDLINGER Linebacker | Sophomore Linesville, Pa.

21 MATT FEDZEN Wide Receiver | Junior Pittsburgh, Pa.

22 BILL FRIZZI Wide Receiver | Junior Pittsburgh, Pa.

23 JULIAN MCLEAN Cornerback | Junior Clairton, Pa.

24 ROB EDWARDS Cornerback | Junior Poland, Ohio

27 JAMAAL DORSEY Fullback | Junior Reston, Va.

28 CODY COVINE Fullback | Sophomore Cambridge Springs, Pa.

30 CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ Running Back | Junior Columbiana, Ohio

32 JUSTIN WOLFE Linebacker | Sophomore Transfer, Pa.

33 TERRY GENSEL Linebacker | Senior McKees Rocks, Pa.

34 RICH KOLESAR Fullback | Junior Waterford, Pa.

35 RICH SMALLWOOD Fullback | Sophomore Aliquippa, Pa.

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THIEL UPPERCLASSMEN

37 ETHAN LUDWIG Linebacker | Senior East Liverpool, Ohio

39 TRAVIS COMBINE Linebacker | Sophomore New Wilmington, Pa.

40 TAYLOR FINK Running Back | Sophomore Kittanning, Pa.

45 WES SCHMIDT Linebacker | Sophomore Kittanning, Pa.

46 MIKE FINCHIO Linebacker | Sophomore Waterford, Pa.

48 TYREE ABRAMS Defensive Tackle | Sophomore New Castle, Pa.

49 JASON MILLER Linebacker | Junior Hamilton, N.J.

54 JONATHAN WELSH Defensive Tackle | Senior Columbiana, Ohio

51 DAN NOLTE 50 JASON CRYSTOL Offensive Line | Sophomore Defensive Tackle | Sophomore Beaver Falls, Pa. Monroeville, Pa.

55 KRIS TURSKY Defensive Tackle | Senior Linesville, Pa.

57 JOHN BEAL Offensive Line | Junior Scottdale, Pa.

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THIEL UPPERCLASSMEN

59 REX SMITH Offensive Line | Junior Columbiana, Ohio

60 TODD HARVEY Offensive Line | Senior Masury, Ohio

62 MICHAEL SEKERCHAK 68 MARIO FAGGIOLI Offensive Line | Sophomore Offensive Line | Sophomore Pittsburgh, Pa. Monroeville, Pa.

61 MIKE RASOR Offensive Line | Senior Austintown, Ohio

69 AARON PARKER Offensive Line | Sophomore Rochester, Pa.

70 ADAM MOTT Offensive Line | Senior Allegany, N.Y.

71 DAVID PAULUS Defensive Tackle | Junior New Castle, Pa.

72 JORDAN FORTUNA Offensive Line | Senior Hermitage, Pa.

75 JOEL STEWART Offensive Line | Sophomore Titusville, Pa.

76 CHASE GOOD Offensive Line | Sophomore Sebring, Ohio

77 ANDREW ENTERLINE Offensive Line | Junior Union City, Pa.

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THIEL UPPERCLASSMEN

79 DAKOTA SANDERS Offensive Line | Sophomore Herminie, Pa.

80 NATE BLAZEVICH Wide Receiver | Junior Munhall, Pa.

82 BEREND GRUBE Tight End | Junior Venetia, Pa.

85 KYLE TURKALJ Tight End | Junior Greensburg, Pa.

86 DAVID WAUGAMAN Tight End | Sophomore Irwin, Pa.

90 CODY MCCLELLAND Defensive End | Sophomore Sarver, Pa.

91 BRIAN DAVIS Defensive End | Senior Aliquippa, Pa.

92 BRYCE WHITTINGHAM Defensive Tackle | Junior Beaver, Pa.

93 NATE CARR Defensive End | Sophomore Waterford, Pa.

99 TIM TAYLOR Defensive End | Senior Girard, Pa.

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NUMERICAL ROSTER

2012 THIEL COLLEGE 16

1 2 3 4 5 6 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 40 41 43 44 45 46 48 49 50 50 51

Kenneth Burns Hunter Liptrap Silas Madden Andrew Smith Martae Hainesworth Brandon Wolfe Tanner Liptrap Tim Walker Tom Thorpe Marshaun Hainesworth Zane Garza Steven Kennedy Walt Litwin Brandon Gelet Allan Williams Jack Sindlinger Pat Shaffer Vaughn Dalzell Daishawn Stikkel Tim Canady Matt Fedzen Bill Frizzi Julian McLean Rob Edwards Josh Potter Devontai Pope Jamaal Dorsey Cody Covine Christian Gonzalez Conan Gilhousen Justin Wolfe Terry Gensel Rich Kolesar Rich Smallwood Jacob Miltner Ethan Ludwig Travis Combine Taylor Fink Matt Tait Cody Fisher Chase O’Donnell Wes Schmidt Mike Finchio Tyree Abrams Jason Miller Jason Crystol Nick Ravida Dan Nolte

Jr. K/SS Sr. FS So. TB Jr. QB So. C Fr. FS So. SS So. WR So. OLB Sr. FS Sr. WR Fr. FS So. C So. QB Fr. QB So. OLB Fr. QB Fr. C Fr. TB Fr. C Jr. WR Jr. WR Jr. C Jr. SS Fr. TB Fr. TB Jr. FB So. FB So. TB Fr. OLB So. OLB Sr. OLB Jr. FB So. FB Fr. OLB Sr. OLB So. MLB So. TB Fr. SS Fr. FB Fr. MLB So. MLB So. OLB So. DT Jr. OLB So. OC Fr. DT So. DT

5-8 5-11 5-8 6-2 6-0 6-0 5-7 6-1 5-9 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-8 5-10 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-8 5-5 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-8 6-0 5-9 5-8 5-10 5-11 5-9 6-1 6-0 5-10 5-6 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-9 5-8 5-7 6-0 5-9 5-9 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-8 5-11

181 Austintown, Ohio / Austintown Fitch 166 Bay Village, Ohio / Bay 181 Fayetteville, Ga. / Fayette County 205 Williamsfield, Ohio / Pymatuning Valley 200 Warren, Ohio / Warren JFK 170 Greenville, Pa. / Reynolds 170 Bay Village, Ohio / Bay 193 Beachwood, Ohio / Warrensville Heights 193 Charleroi, Pa. / Charleroi 175 Warren, Ohio / Warren JFK 173 Conneaut, Ohio / Conneaut 170 Brookville, Pa. / Brookville 165 Linesville, Pa. / Linesville 166 Wayno, Pa. / Yough 173 McDonough, Ga. / Henry County 189 Linesville, Pa. / Linesville 167 Loyalton, Calif. / Truckee 143 Jeannette, Pa. / Jeannette 147 Jeannette, Pa. / Jeannette 171 Baltimore, Md. / Baltimore City College 186 Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Catholic 167 Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Catholic 170 Clairton, Pa. / Clairton 184 Poland, Ohio / Struthers 211 Huntsville, Ala. / Chipley 182 Aiken, S.C. / South Aiken 256 Reston, Va. / South Lakes 191 Cambridge Springs, Pa. / Maplewood 195 Hollywood, Fla. / Somerset Academy 175 Sigel, Pa. / Brookville 218 Transfer, Pa. / Reynolds 200 McKees Rocks, Pa. / Montour 203 Waterford, Pa. / Fort LeBoeuf 222 Aliquippa, Pa. / Hopewell 200 Norton, Ohio / Manchester 205 East Liverpool, Ohio / East Liverpool 198 New Wilmington, Pa. / West Middlesex 190 Kittanning, Pa. / Kittanning 163 Lindenhurst, N.Y. / Lindenhurst 223 Lewisburg, Pa. / Lewisburg Area 192 Fruitland Park, Fla. / Leesburg 210 Kittanning, Pa. / Kittanning 223 Waterford, Pa. / Fort LeBoeuf 277 New Castle, Pa. / Union 195 Hamilton, N.J. / Hamilton 260 Monroeville, Pa. / Gateway 232 McKeesport, Pa. / South Allegheny 213 Beaver Falls, Pa. / Blackhawk

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NUMERICAL ROSTER

2012 WAYNESBURG UNIVERSITY

39 Justin Gensicki DB 6-1 40 Mike Radziukinas RB 5-10 41 Zach DiBeradin K 5-10 42 Josh Horsman DL 5-9 43 Dominic Zappa K/P 6-1 44 Zack Rogers P 6-2 46 Mike Edwards RB 5-8 49 Travis Forrai DL 6-3 50 Nick Howard OL 6-0 52 Roscoe Bright DL 6-0 52 Mack Pulkowski OL 6-2 54 Rob Kingerski OL 6-0 54 Aaron Palmer LB 5-11 55 Brandon Fedorka DE 6-1 55 Cam Posney OL 5-11 56 Jake Brumley OL 5-11 56 Matt Krause DL 5-10 57 Conor Brinkhoff OL 6-0 58 Jeramy Colbert OL 6-4 58 Kyle Richey LB 6-0 59 Anthony Latessa OL 5-10 60 Justin Layton LS 5-8 61 Brandon Glenn LB 6-1 62 Conor Hennessy OL 6-0 63 Michael Renda OL 6-2 64 Phil Szalla OL 5-10 65 Luke Campbell OL 5-11 66 Josh Plows OL 5-7 67 Kody Edwards OL 6-2 68 A.J. Pantone OL 6-0 69 Al Okinski, Jr. OL 5-9 70 Nik Sappie OL 6-2 71 Arthur Kennedy OL 6-0 72 David Bobby OL 6-3 73 RJ Swartz OL 5-10 74 Bryan Gribbin DL 5-10 76 Matt Costa OL 5-9 77 Adam Steiner OL 5-10 78 Julian Pintola OL 6-1 79 J.T. Thompson DL 6-1 80 Orey Harris TE 6-1 81 Jimmy Morocco WR 6-0 82 Matt Coy TE 5-11 83 Neal McFarland TE 6-2 84 Gennaro Bonaventura WR 5-11 85 Chris McBride WR 6-0 86 Adam Moses TE 6-5 87 Joe Kondash WR 5-11 88 Derek Hinkle WR 6-0 89 Seth Krall WR 6-0 90 Dan Nacey DL 6-4 91 Mike Rittelmann DL 6-0 92 Shane Coburn DL 5-8 93 Levi Powell DL 5-11 94 Tyler Parkes LB 5-10 95 Charles Cook DL 5-11 96 Amos Leach DL 5-9 97 Ryan Mozingo LB 5-8 98 Billy Selders LB 5-11 99 Jonathon Sendecki DL 6-0

195 210 155 265 195 205 190 255 240 235 255 230 225 240 265 250 240 230 262 215 285 193 200 245 280 215 220 250 290 340 260 290 275 275 295 250 275 280 290 250 216 175 214 225 215 180 250 190 180 166 215 225 273 240 200 223 235 190 240 225

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2012 Thiel Dance & Cheerleading TEAMs


ROSTER

2012 CHEERLEADING/DANCE TEAM

CHEERLEADERS

Name Year

DANCE TEAM

Jeena Markovitch

Freshman

Name

Megan Anderson

Freshman

Olivia Barger

Freshman

Elizabeth Francis

Freshman

Kirsten Bohach

Freshman

Sarah Jones

Freshman

Megan Elko

Freshman

Julia Staudacher

Freshman

Victoria Hogg

Freshman

Kristen Verina

Freshman

Kourtney Polvinale

Freshman

Sakiah Washington

Freshman

Molly Preston

Sophomore

Izabella Griffith

Sophomore

Lynsay Girts

Sophomore

Tori McMullen

Sophomore

Rebecca Crawford

Sophomore

Natasha Brenneman

Sophomore

Nathan Nitczynski

Sophomore

Amanda Callahan

Sophomore

Kaitlyn Bonzo

Junior

Katelyn Downey

Sophomore

Samantha Hoffman

Junior

Brooklyn Ishman

Sophomore

Bridget Lydon

Sophomore

Chelsea Maukonen

Junior

Brittany Anderson

Senior

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2012 Thiel Tomcats MArching BAND


ROSTER

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Jennifer Auchter

Robert Leitsch

Samantha Baird

Dominic Licata

Natasha Barber

Kristen Madigan

Jessica Bartko

Gwen Marker

Alyssa Bartlett

Tiona Massey

Luke Bogonovich

Courtney McClaine

Laura Bousner

Santina McGuire

Kara Bussard

Amos Moon

Cassie Cook

Jessica Mueller

Chelsey Cook

Kate Murray

Shayla Cummins

Leslie Myrick

Marissa Damon

Kristina Nelson

Cody Danner

Dawn Pastorius

Meghan Delaney

Sarah Prichard

David Dye

Michelle Roberts

Maryanne Elder

Casey Rose

Stephanie Ensminger

Olivia Royal

Shanley Eveland

Justin Starks

Hannah Fernandez

Morgan Steiner

Kristen Fleming

Steven Stewart

Victoria Foeks

Laura Stump

Nicole Fonner

Logan Sturgeon

Andy Gaul

Spencer Sulick

Cassie Graham

Rikki Thomas

Megan Hardgrove

Sara Toombs

Brittney Harencame

Joy Tubero

Travon Harris-Holyfield

Lauren Valdez

Ben Hellner-Burris

Kevin Walkup

Mike Hillier

Asia Wallace

Jonathan Hogan

Elizabeth Williams

Yu Ly Hong

Caroline Witter

Timmothy Hutton

Kate Young

Loyal Jasper

Jessica Yozwiak

Felicia Johnson Lora Kay Hannah Ketzko Margo Kimbal Elizabeth Koerner Mike Lehman

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ANDY ERB

DIRECTOR OF BANDS | SECOND SEASON

Andrew S. Erb is the Director of Bands and a Professor of Music at Thiel College, a position he has held since 2010. Mr. Erb conducts the Thiel Concert Band and directs the Thiel “Tomcat Marching Pride” and Thiel “Tomcat Pep Band.” Additionally, he teaches private brass lessons to Thiel students and instructs first and second semester music theory classes. As an active performer, Mr. Erb has played trumpet with acts such as Marie Osmond, Wayne Newton, Lena Prima, and Ben Vereen. Prior to his appointment at Thiel College, Mr. Erb directed bands and taught music in public schools in Allegheny and Mercer counties for 14 years. Mr. Erb also directed the Jazz Ensemble, taught the trumpet studio, and performed with the faculty brass quintet at Westminster College

for six years prior to his appointment at Thiel. Mr. Erb holds a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Westminster College, a master’s degree in Trumpet Performance from Youngstown State University, and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Music. Mr. Erb is a member of PMEA, MENC, ITG, and the Pennsylvania Collegiate Bandmasters Association. He is a lifelong resident of Mercer County and currently lives in West Middlesex, Pa., with his wife, Diana, and two sons, Jonathan and Benjamin.

ARRIKA FEARS SPIRIT COORDINATOR | SECOND SEASON

Arikka D. Fears was introduced as Spirit Coordinator at Thiel College on April 8, 2010. Fears’ primary responsibilities are to oversee the Tomcats’ competitive Cheer and Dance programs. Fears arrives at Thiel after a fouryear stint at West Mesquite High School in Mesquite, Texas, where she taught dance and served as the coordinator of the school’s dance team. She also had responsibility for the freshman and junior varsity cheerleading squads. She currently serves as an instructor and judge with the Universal Dance Association and the Universal Cheerleading Association (UCA), roles she has filled since 2006 and 2001, respec-

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tively. The UDA named Fears its Head Instructor of the Year in 2004 and she was also recognized as the 2009 American Dance/Drill Team Outstanding Director. Fears also brings a variety of professional experience to her new position, most notably her work from 2003-05 as a Dallas Sidekick Sizzle Dancer, which included hip hop, pom and dance performance. A 2005 graduate of Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance, Fears also holds a secondary teaching certificate in dance from the University of North Texas.

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‘BEST EXPERIENCE OF MY LIFE’ XXXX

Hillier pitches professionally for CornBelters

by Ed Topoleski

with Normal over six weeks, collecting six strikeouts. He learned many valuable lessons along the way.

Bobby Hillier always had a

strong right arm. It was a great asset for him at shortstop when making throws to first base from deep in the hole. Fate, in part, necessitated Hillier to put his arm to work in a different manner two weeks prior to his senior season with the Thiel Tomcats when he broke his left hand while batting. Hillier, who throws in the lowto mid-90s, had always dabbled with pitching. Primarily because of his high velocity, he saw time on the mound late in games as a reliever.

and smashed three home runs. On the second day, he whiffed 3-of-4 batters he faced during live batting practice. The CornBelters signed Hillier the following day (July 15) at 5:30 p.m. Two hours later, Hillier donned his first professional baseball uniform. “I was in shock,” Hillier said of the signing and his first taste of professional baseball. “I almost wanted to cry because I finally proved everybody wrong that doubted me. It was probably the best experience of my life.”

“You can’t miss spots up there,” Hillier said of the talent difference between batters he faced while at Thiel compared to those he faced while with Normal. “I could get away with throwing 94 like chest level or waist level and nobody would touch me but, up there, you do that and you’re gonna get hit hard.” Hillier is looking forward to a workout with the Frontier League’s Gateway Grizzlies in two weeks. He also has a workout scheduled with a professional pitching coach on Oct. 14 and expects to take part in Frontier League spring training in March.

Hillier pitched 9 2/3 innings

After his left hand healed, however, Hillier’s role with the Tomcats was switched from shortstop to full-time pitcher. The move ignited Hillier’s career. Hillier led Thiel his senior year with a 3.19 ERA. He tossed two complete games and registered 32 strikeouts. Opposing hitters batted just .263 against Hillier, who allowed only nine extra-base hits on the season. After college, Hiller was nowhere near ready to hang up his cleats. One summer tryout led to a 3-day tryout from June 13-15 with the Normal (Illinois) CornBelters of the Frontier League. Hillier hit 95 mph on the radar gun during the first day of his tryout with the CornBelters

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FALL SCHEDULES Volleyball (9-5, 4-1) Date Opponent 8/31 Heidelberg 8/31 Trine 9/1 Ohio Northern 9/1 Wooster 9/8 Grove City 9/8 Waynesburg 9/12 LaRoche 9/14 Frostburg 9/14 PSU-Behrend 9/15 Allegheny 9/15 Case Western 9/19 St. Vincent 9/22 Geneva 9/22 Bethany 9/27 W&J 9/29 Westminster 9/29 Chatham 10/5 Marietta 10/9 St Vincent 10/11 Bethany 10/13 Geneva 10/16 Grove City 10/18 W&J 10/20 Wooster 10/21 Thomas More 10/23 Chatham 10/25 Westminster 10/27 Thomas More 10/27 Waynesburg

Time Location/Result 3pm L 1-3 5pm L 2-3 10am L 0-3 2pm L 2-3 11am W 3-0 1pm W 3-0 7pm W 3-0 6pm W 3-0 8pm W 3-0 10am W 3-0 12pm W 3-2 7pm W 3-0 1pm W 3-1 3pm L 1-3 7pm Washington, Pa. 12pm Greenville, Pa. 4pm Greenville, Pa. 7pm Greenville, Pa. 7pm Latrobe, Pa. 7pm Greenville, Pa. TBD Beaver Falls, Pa. 7pm Greenville, Pa. 7pm Greenville, Pa. 4pm Wooster, Ohio 12pm Erlanger, Ky. 7pm Pittsburgh, Pa. 7pm Westminster, Pa. 11am Greenville, Pa. 3pm Greenville, Pa.

Women’s Soccer Date Opponent 9/1 Juniata 9/4 Mount Aloysius 9/8 Pitt Greensburg 9/9 D’Youville 9/13 Fransician 9/16 Medaille 9/19 Hilbert 9/22 Salem International 9/30 Thomas More 10/2 Waynesburg 10/5 Bethany 10/10 Grove City 10/13 Chatham 10/16 Washington & Jefferson 10/20 Saint Vincent 10/24 Westminster 10/27 Geneva

Men’s Soccer (4-5-1) Date Opponent 9/1 Juniata 9/4 Mount Aloysius 9/6 Penn State Beaver 9/8 Pitt Greensburg 9/9 D’Youville

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(3-4-1)

Time Location/Result 1 p.m. L 3-0 6 p.m. W 2-0 3 p.m. T 1-1 10 a.m, L 1-3 5 p.m. L 1-3 4 p.m. L 1-2 (2OT) 3 p.m. W 2-1 2 p.m. W 2-0 2 p.m. Greenville, Pa. 4 p.m. Greenville, Pa. 6 p.m. Bethany, W.Va. 4 p.m. Grove City, Pa. 1 p.m. Pittsburgh, Pa. 4 p.m. Greenville, Pa. 3:30 p.m. Greenville, Pa. 7:30 p.m. New Wilmington, Pa. 5 p.m. Beaver Falls, Pa.

Time Location/Result 3:30 p.m. L 1-3 6 p.m. W 3-1 6 p.m. W 4-3 1 p.m. L 2-4 12 a.m, W 2-0

9/13 09/15 9/16 9/19 9/22 9/30 10/2 10/5 10/10 10/16 10/20 10/24 10/27

Fransician Adrian Medaille Hilbert Salem International Thomas More Waynesburg Bethany Grove City Washington & Jefferson Saint Vincent Westminster Geneva

3 p.m. W 5-0 12 p.m. L 1-4 2 p.m. L 0-9 5 p.m. T 1-1 (2OT) 4 p.m. L 0-4 12 p.m. Greenville, Pa. 2 p.m. Greenville, Pa. 8 p.m. Bethany, W.Va. 4 p.m. Grove City, Pa. 4 p.m. Greenville, Pa. 1 p.m. Greenville, Pa. 7:30 p.m. New Wilmington, Pa. 7:30 p.m. Beaver Falls, Pa.

Women’s Tennis Date 8/31 9/6 9/8 9/9 9/12 9/14 9/15 9/17 9/19 9/26 10/1 10/3 10/4 10/6 10/7 10/9 10/11 10/16

Opponent Mount Aloysius Pitt Bradford Pitt-Greensburg Daemen College Geneva Bethany Thomas More Westminster W&J Allegheny Fredonia State Penn State Altoona Grove City Medaille Chatham Waynesburg St. Vincent Daemen

(2-6)

Time Location/Result 4pm L 2-7 4pm L 3-6 10am L 3-6 4pm W 6-3 4pm L 0-9 4pm W 5-4 3pm L 4-5 4pm L 0-9 4pm L 1-8 4:30pm Meadville, Pa. 4pm Fredonia, N.Y. 4pm Greenville, Pa. 4pm Grove City, Pa. 1pm Greenville, Pa. 11am Greenville, Pa. 3pm Waynesburg, Pa. 3:30pm Greenville, Pa. 4pm Amherst, N.Y.

Men’s Golf

Date Opponent Time Location/Result 9/11 Grove City Invitational 2nd out of 4 9/16-17 Allegheny Invitational 13th out of 15 9/20 PSU-Behrend Invitational 3rd out of 8 9/24-25 PAC Championships 3rd out of 7 10/1 Westminster Invitational New Wilmington, Pa.

Women’s Golf

Date Opponent Time Location/Result 9/13 Thiel College Invitational 3rd out of 3 9/17 St. Vincent Invitational 8th out of 8 9/24-25 PAC Championships 4th out of 5 10/13 Grove City Invitational Grove City, Pa.

Women’s/Men’s Cross Country

Date Opponent Time Location/Result 8/31 Wooster TBA No Team Scores 9/14-15 Calvin TBA M:19/22, W:20/22 9/22 Otterbein TBA M:7/9, W: 8/12 9/29 Bethany 11:45 a.m. Bethany, W. Va. 10/13 Oberlin TBA Oberlin, Ohio 10/27 PAC Championships TBA Bethany, W. Va. 11/9-10 NCAA Regional TBA Carlisle, PA

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TODAY’S GAME NOTES Week 4 - W&J 17, Thiel 0

Waynesburg drops No. 23-ranked Thomas More

GREENVILLE, Pa. – The Washington & Jefferson Presidents scored two first-half touchdowns Saturday en route to a 17-0 victory over the Thiel Tomcats.

Willie Leavell made the biggest play of Waynesburg’s season to lead his team to a 14-10 victory over 23rd-ranked Thomas More last Saturday.

Dion Wiegand scored W&J’s first touchdown of the game with 5:08 left to play in the first quarter on a 1-yard run. Alex Baroffio set up the score on a 54-yard punt return to the Thiel 7-yard line. The Presidents went into the locker room at halftime leading 14-0 after a 9-play drive concluded with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Baroffio to Hunter Creel with 17 seconds remaining in the second quarter. W&J extended its lead to 17-0 on its first possession of the second half when Eric Eberle booted a 44-yard field goal to put the finishing touches on a 12-play drive that consumed more than seven minutes of game clock. After the Presidents went up 17-0, the Tomcats responded with a long drive of their own, but the march was stopped short of pay dirt when the Presidents sacked Andrew Smith on a fourth-andgoal play from the 3-yard line. On their next possession, the Tomcats advanced the ball to the W&J 25-yard line, but an interception by Nathan Melhorn ended the threat. Wiegand led the Presidents on the ground with 88 yards on 20 carries. Baroffio carried 16 times for 28 yards and completed 6-of-11 passes for 72 yards and one touchdown pass. Also for the Presidents, Matt Bliss completed 7-of-13 passes for 59 yards. Taylor Fink led the Tomcats with 22 yards on the ground while Josh Potter picked up 18 rushing yards. Tight end Berend Grube made seven receptions for 48 yards. Tom Thorpe led Thiel’s defense with 14 tackles (11 solo).

With Waynesburg Trailing 10-7 in the fourth quarter, the Jacket defense forced Thomas More to punt from its own 30-yard line. The Saints got the kick off to a good start, but Leavell busted through the opposing protection and not only blocked the punt, but fielded the ball almost immediately off the foot of Saint punter Mitch McDowell. After cleanly pulling the ball into his arms, Leavell took off untouched for the end zone and raised his index finger into the air as he scored the gamedeciding touchdown. With the win, the Jackets maintained its status as the only unbeaten team in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) at 4-0 and improved their conference record to 2-0. The Orange and Black started at its own 20-yard line and, on third-and-two, senior running back Dominic Moore broke free for a career-long 56 yards to the Saints’ 15-yard line. Two plays later, both of which were runs by junior running back Bertrand Ngampa, Waynesburg took a 7-0 lead on a two-yard scoring tote by the third-year back. The home team maintained its one-score lead through the opening period, but Thomas More found the end zone in the second quarter after a 10-play, 80-yard possession. The game remained tied until the second half, when Saints kicker Tim Gormly knocked in a 21-yard field goal halfway through the third quarter to put his team ahead 10-7. From there, the Waynesburg defense put the finishing touches on the thrilling win by forcing a punt and a four-and-out before Fatigante was able to kneel on the football to melt away the remaining seconds of the game.

Thiel defensive end Tim Taylor, who made five tackles Saturday, recorded two sacks, 3.5 tackles for a loss and recovered one fumble. Taylor now has 26 career sacks, two less than Chris Lorber (2004-07), who is Thiel’s career leader. Taylor also has 52 tackles for loss, 1.5 less than Jon Howson (2002-05), who is the college’s career leader.

Tim Taylor Update

The Tomcats (1-3, 1-1 PAC) will try to get back on track Saturday when they host the undefeated Waynesburg Yellow Jackets (4-0, 2-0 PAC). Kickoff is at 1:30 p.m.

In his career, Taylor has 26 sacks, two less than Chris Lorber (2004-07), who is Thiel’s career leader. Taylor also has 52 tackles for loss, 1.5 less than Jon Howson (2002-05), who is the college’s career leader.

Senior defensive end Tim Taylor recorded five tackles, two sacks, 3.5 tackles for a loss and recovered one fumble last Saturday against the W&J Presidents. Taylor leads the PAC this season with six sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss.

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More Sacks

Stopping the run

Thiel continues to lead the PAC with 16 sacks. Thiel sophomore defensive end Cody McClelland has three sacks this season, which puts him in a 3-way tie for the second most in the conference. Waynesburg senior defensive lineman Matt Krause is also tied for second in the category with three sacks.

Thiel’s defense needs to limit Waynesburg’s running game. The Yellow Jackets lead the PAC with 814 yards rushing (203.5 per game) and are second with eight rushing touchdowns.

Sacks & Red Zone Defense

Today’s complete PAC schedule is as follows:

Thiel senior linebacker Ethan Ludwig has recorded 35 tackles (8.8 per game) on the season, which is the fifth most overall in the PAC.

• Thomas More at Geneva, 1 p.m.

Field Position Battle Saturday’s game will feature the two punters with the best punting averages in the PAC. Waynesburg’s Zach Rogers leads the conference with an average boot of 41.6 yards. Thiel’s Cody McClelland is second in the conference with an average punt of 39.2 yards.

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Around the PAC • Grove City at Westminster, 1 p.m. • Waynesburg at Thiel, 1:30 p.m. • Bethany at W&J, 7 p.m.

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2012 OPPONENTS Rochester Yellow Jackets

Juniata Eagles Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct.13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

at Thiel W 16-13 DICKSON L 17-24 at Gettysburg L 7-28 FRANKLIN & MARSH. L 38-45 at Johns Hopkins 12 p.m. URSINUS 12 p.m. at Muhlenberg 1:00 p.m. MCDANIEL 1:30 p.m. MORAVIAN 12:00 p.m. at Susquehanna 1:00 p.m.

Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct.13 Oct. 20 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

THIEL W 17-7 at St. John Fisher L 16-20 at Springfield (Mass.) L 14-44 ST. LAWRENCE 12 p.m. at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy 1 p.m. RENSSELAER POLY. INSTITUTE 1 p.m. at Union 1:00 p.m. WORCHESTER POLY INSTITUTE 12 p.m. at Hobart 12 p.m.

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WAYNESBURG YELLOW JACKETS Sept. 1 at Muskingum Sept. 8 FROSTBURG STATE Sept. 15 at Saint Vincent Sept. 22 THOMAS MORE Sept. 29 at Thiel Oct. 6 GROVE CITY Oct. 13 at Bethany Oct. 20 at Geneva Oct. 27 WESTMINSTER Nov. 10 WASH. & JEFF.

W 34-23 W 21-7 W 35-14 W 14-10 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

SAINT VINCENT BEARCATS Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

BRIDGEWATER

WAYNESBURG at Westminster THIEL GENEVA at Wash. & Jeff. at Thomas More GROVE CITY at Bethany

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L 14-35 L 6-17 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

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THOMAS MORE SAINTS Sept. 1 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

L 7-23

COLLEGE OF WOOSTER (OH) L 21-27 (OT)

at St. John Fisher L 7-13 (OT) WESTMINSTER W 27-23 at Waynesburg L 10-14 at Geneva 1 p.m. WASH. & JEFF. 1:30 p.m. THIEL 1:30 p.m. at Grove City 1:30 p.m. SAINT VINCENT 1:30 p.m. at Bethany 1 p.m. MOUNT ST. JOSEPH 1 p.m.

BETHANY BISON Sept. 1 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

CENTRE at Randolph-Macon at Grove City at Wash. & Jeff. GENEVA WAYNESBURG at Westminster at Thiel THOMAS MORE SAINT VINCENT

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L 21-42 L 33-49 L 40-44 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

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WESTMINSTER TITANS Sept. 1 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

HIRAM at Thomas More SAINT VINCENT GROVE CITY at Wash. & Jeff. BETHANY at Waynesburg THIEL at Geneva

GENEVA GOLDEN TORNADOES

Sept. 1 Frostburg St. (@ Mt. Ridge H.S.) L 53-56 Sept. 8 at Hobart L 7-28 Sept. 15 at Thiel L 14-21 (OT) Sept. 29 THOMAS MORE 1 p.m. Oct. 6 at Bethany 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at Saint Vincent 1 p.m. Oct. 20 WAYNESBURG 4 p.m. Oct. 27 at Grove City 7 p.m. Nov. 3 WASH. & JEFF. 7 p.m. Nov. 10 WESTMINSTER 1 p.m.

W 28-0 L 23-27 W 17-6 7 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m.

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W&J PRESIDENTS Sept. 1 at Methodist Sept. 8 ST. JOHN FISHER Sept. 15 GROVE CITY Sept. 22 at Thiel Sept. 29 BETHANY Oct. 6 at Thomas More Oct. 13 WESTMINSTER Oct. 20 SAINT VINCENT Nov. 3 at Geneva Nov. 10 at Waynesburg

GROVE CITY WOLVERINES

W 23-6 L 24-28 W 24-17 W 17-0 7 pm 1:30 pm 1:30 pm 2 pm 7 pm 1:30 pm

Sept. 1 at Carnegie Mellon Sept. 8 ANDERSON (IND.) Sept. 15 at Wash. & Jeff. Sept. 22 BETHANY Sept. 29 at Westminster Oct. 6 at Waynesburg Oct. 20 THOMAS MORE Oct. 27 GENEVA Nov. 3 at Saint Vincent Nov. 10 THIEL

L 20-23 W 47-10 L 17-24 W 44-40 1 p.m. 1:30p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7p.m. 1 p.m. 1:30 p.m.

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SINGLE-GAME RECORDS TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Scoring

POINTS 1. 2. 3. 4.

Dan Hess at Saint Vincent 11/10/07). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers at CMU (11/12/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton vs. Ohio Wesleyan (9/10/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers vs. Johns Hopkins (11/19/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers at Westminster (10/22/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton vs. Grove City (10/8/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton at Bluffton (9/17/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton vs. Westminster (10/23/04). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers vs. Bluffton (9/18/04). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers at Bluffton (10/20/03). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

30 26 24 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

Rushing

RUSHING YARDS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Dan Hess vs. Saint Vincent (11/10/07). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton vs. Bethany (9/29/07). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Napotnik at Kenyon (11/15/03). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton vs. Thomas More (10/29/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Witherup vs. CMU (9/18/71). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

327 238 225 217 207

RUSHING ATTEMPTS 1. 2. 3. 5.

Dan Hess vs. Saint Vincent 11/10/07). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Napotnik at Kenyon (11/15/03). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton vs. Thomas More (10/29/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Petrovich at Thomas More (10/02/10) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Jones vs. Gannon (11/16/91) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

43 39 37 37 35

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS 1. 2. 3.

Dan Hess vs. Saint Vincent (11/10/07). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton vs. Ohio Wesleyan (9/10/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton vs. Westminster (10/23/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dan Hess vs. Grove City (10/14/06). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5 4 3 3

Don McCright (1956). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justin Napotnik (9/23/00). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chuck Smith (1960). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Minton (9/29/07) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Leuschen (1979) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

82 78 76 76 74

Willie Bova vs. Bethany (10/11/08). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Bova vs. Saint Vincent (10/31/09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Bova at Waynesburg (11/7/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrell Satterfield at Waynesburg (10/15/05) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Sorenson at Grove City (10/15/88). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

374 373 350 336 334

PASSING ATTEMPTS Willie Bova vs. Bethany (10/11/08). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Bova at Waynesburg (11/7/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrell Satterfield at CMU (11/12/05) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrell Satterfield vs. W&J (10/2/04). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Bova vs. Grove City (11/14/09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

63 61 52 52 45

PASS COMPLETIONS 1. 2. 3.. 4. 5.

Receiving

RECEPTIONS 1. 2. 5.

Brendan Taylor at Waynesburg (11/7/09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendan Taylor at Bethany (10/10/09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Van Horn vs. Bethany (10/11/08). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers at CMU (11/12/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendan Taylor at Marietta (9/5/009). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Gibson at CMU (9/27/69). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

17 15 15 15 14 14

RECEIVING YARDS 1. 2. 4. 5.

Brandon Chambers at Bluffton (9/20/03). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brendan Taylor at Waynesburg (11/7/09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Kick at W&J (10/24/81). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Kick vs. Westminster (11/14/81). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers vs. Johns Hopkins (11/19/05) . . . . . . . . . . .

283 216 215 213 208

TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS 1. 2.

Brandon Chambers at CMU (10/12/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Van Horn vs. Bethany (10/11/08). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers at Ohio Wesleyan (9/11/04). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brandon Chambers at Bluffton (9/20/03). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4 3 3 3

Interceptions

INTERCEPTIONS 1. Randy Melko at Hiram (10/27/84). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 1. Kennard Davis vs. Bethany (10/23/03). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

INTS RETURNED FOR TOUCHDOWNS 1. Kennard Davis vs. Bethany (10/23/03). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

TACKLES

PASSING YARDS

1. 2. 3. 5.

6 6 4 4 4 4

Tackles

Passing 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Darrell Satterfield at CMU (11/12/05) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patsy Combine vs. CMU (9/27/69) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Bova vs. Saint Vincent (10/31/09). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Bova vs. Bethany (10/11/08). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrell Satterfield at Westminster (10/22/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Daryl Moore vs. Waynesburg (10/12/02). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

INTERCEPTION YARDS

TOP FIVE LONGEST RUSHES FROM SCRIMMAGE 1. 2. 3. 5.

1. 3.

Willie Bova at Waynesburg (11/7/09) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Bova vs. Grove City (11/14/09. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Willie Bova vs. Bethany (10/11/08). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrell Satterfield at CMU (11/12/05) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darrell Satterfield vs. W&J (10/2/04). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

37 33 32 29 28

1. 2. 5.

Pat Fire at CMU (1984). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tyler Vargo at Gannon (11/10/01). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Kinney vs. CMU (1986). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Roosa vs. Geneva (1979). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joe Roosa vs. Grove City (1977). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

27 18 18 18 16

TACKLES FOR LOSS 1. 2.

Tim Taylor at Bethany (10/15/11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7.0 William Haase vs. Geneva (9/27/08). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 Kevin Strouse vs. Bethany (9/23/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 Chris Minton at W&J (10/27/01). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 Clinton Harden vs. Kenyon (11/3/01). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0

SACKS 1. Tim Taylor at Bethany (10/15/11) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.5 2. Kevin Strouse vs. Bethany (9/23/05). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4.0 3. Chris Minton at Alfred (11/9/02). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3.0

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