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GIRLS' LACROSSE TEAM: 2015 STATE CHAMPIONS!

From the Upper Arlington News:

Upper Arlington High School girls lacrosse coach Wendy Pinta does not consider her team’s two Division I state tournament games to be the prettiest contests the Golden Bears have played.

Whether she and her players care is another matter.

UA took advantage of strong midfield play in the state final against Cincinnati Sycamore on May 30 at Westerville Central, and Olivia Schildmeyer scored a game-high five goals to propel the Bears to a 12-8 victory and the program’s sixth state championship.

“We did a lot of things well, just (in terms of) handling pressure,” Pinta said. “It certainly wasn’t our best game. We needed to play the best midfield transition game we could and I do think we did that. We beat them in the midfield.

“From that aspect, we played one of the better games we have played.”

Anna Schildmeyer added two goals and goalkeeper Maureen Kleinhenz made eight saves for UA, which finished the season with 19 consecutive wins after a 0-2 start.

The Bears also won state championships in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2013.

Evie Goodyear and Eva Thorn each scored three goals for Sycamore, which finished 17-4.

The Aviators had early leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but Olivia Schildmeyer scored three consecutive goals to break a 2-all tie late in the first half and added another score on a set play to make it 8-3 at halftime.

UA also won 13 of 19 draws with Stanford recruit Molly Plasket.

In a semifinal May 29 at Central, the Bears beat Medina 13-8.

   
mCORE SCREENING SCHEDULE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2015

We are partnering with mCORE™ — Mobile Cardiac Overview and Risk Evaluation — to screen our athletes for the cardiac conditions and abnormalities which may put them at risk of Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD).

SCD is the result of unsuspecting cardiological disease or abnormalities which cause the heart to stop without warning or symptoms. We hear about several student-athletes each year that are lost to this devastating tragedy, many of which could have been prevented with a simple examination like this. For more info on mCORE and SCD please click the link below to watch a brief video.

ATHLETES MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR THE SCREENING,

Please visit mCOREathletes.com or call 972-955-0922 for questions.

Screening for: Risk of life-threatening cardiac conditions. The time requirement is approximately 10-12 minutes per athlete. Each athlete will be given an EKG and Echo screening and these tests typically cost more than $2000 in a clinical setting. The cost to you is $75. (The screening age range is 12-22 years).You may use your Healthcare Spending Account or Flex Care Spending Account.
    

Please see the details on the screening Date and Times below.
DATE Wednesday, September 9
TIME 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
LOCATION Auditorium Mezzanine
SCREENING FOR Risk of life-threatening cardiac conditions
TIME REQUIRED Approximately 12-15 minutes per athlete
COST $75
CONTACT Email Chad Ogden at mCore or call 972-955-0922
REGISTRATION Register here.
FLYER View and print mCore Flyer here.
  
NOTE: These camps are not sponsored by the Upper Arlington City Schools
Please visit the CAMPS page to see the summer camps offered for various sports for 2015 and register now to assure your placement.
   
COLLEGE RECOGNITION
On Friday, April 17th, these athletes committed to continue their athletic career at the collegiate level. Congratulations to all!
  
UAHS 1975 LACROSSE PLAYERS AND STATS
 

For those who played lacrosse or who were lacrosse stats in 1975, there is a 40th reunion being planned for Friday, April 24, 2015. Pregame dinner in stadium-side tent, halftime ceremony honoring coaches, all players (seniors, juniors, and sophomores) and all stats (seniors, juniors, and sophomores), and postgame gathering at location TBD. Game is Mason vs. UA, which should be a great game.

The symmetry here is quite nice in that Saturday, April 25, 2015 is the UAAA Golden Bear Rock Fest honoring Dave Shelby at St. Agatha event center. Mr. Shelby will be honored, as well, on Friday evening as one who helped start, maintain, and grow lacrosse at UA.

Please help to get the word out! Players and stats should contact: Todd Walker , Ann Wolford Connors , or Tammy Thompson . Others involved in planning are Joe Olson, Bill Wolford, Roger Vaughan, Bob Green, Ted Wolford, Kyle Andrews, and Dave Teeple.

   
From The Dispatch (March 1, 2015)
Midway through the 400-yard freestyle relay, the horde of Upper Arlington fans sitting in the west grandstand began celebrating a state championship even though the trophy was nowhere to be seen on the pool deck.

The Golden Bears girls freestyle relay quartet of Gracie Long, Grace Van Fossen, Erin Sheehan and Katherine Trace was that dominant in winning the final event by almost three seconds over rival Cincinnati St. Ursula to clinch the title. Their time: 3 minutes, 23.19 seconds.

Upper Arlington showed incredible depth by also winning the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays in capturing its 10th Division I championship by outpointing St. Ursula 285.5-270.5 before a raucous crowd on Saturday night at the C.T. Branin Natatorium.

Coach Dan Peterkoski got emotional talking about UA’s determination to win another title after finishing runner-up the past two seasons.

“It’s a special one, it really is,” Peterkoski said. “We had a run of eight in a row, and I told them after the first second-place finish that champions find a way to stand back up. I couldn’t be more proud of them. This is one of the best teams we’ve ever put up. Tonight, they definitely swam for each other.”

Read the entire article here.

   
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY

On February 4, two UAHS student athletes signed letters of intent. They are: Kyle Kaparos (football), University of Dayton; and Alex Beery (soccer), Wingate.

Congratulations to Kyle and Alex!


Kyle Kaparos, Alex Beery
   
STUDENT ATHLETES ANNOUNCE COLLEGE PLANS
The following students have announced that they will continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level:

Bottom Row l to r: Grace Long (Swimming-University of Louisville), Alexandra Hedden (Swimming-University of Akron) , Megan Brewer (Cross Country-University of North Carolina at Ashville), Alex Berry (Soccer-Wingate University), Mackenzie Baumgartne (Lacrosse-Central Michigan)

2nd Row l to r: Lauren Wagner (Lacrosse- University of Indianapolsi), Seth Brenneman (Golf- Miami University), Isla McRae (Rowing-Clemson), Genevieve Johanni (Rowing-University of Notre Dame)

3rd Row l to r: Grace VanFossen(Swimming-Miami University), Spencer Pinnick (Baseball-Ohio Domincan), Megan Sengelmann (Lacrosse-University of Tampa), Molly Plasket (Lacrosse- Stanford University)

Top Row l to r: Justin Wick (Golf-The Ohio State University), Charles Shewalter (Tennis-The Ohio State University)

  
DISPATCH ARTICLE FEATURES SARAH SHROYER, FIELD HOCKEY

The Dispatch recently featured senior field hockey and track standout. Sarah Shroyer, who carries a 4.07 GPA has plans to pursue srudies in business and pre-med in college.

This interview discusses how the field hockey team prepares for a game.

Photo courtesy of Barbara J. Perenic, Dispatch

Read the article about Sarah here.

   
GIRLS' DOUBLES TENNIS: AUDREY BERGER, KYRA JUNG

CONGRATULATIONS to Audrey Berger and Kyra Jung, who captured the girls' doubles state championship in tennis!

From the Dispatch: Berger and Jung won the final four games to take the first set and rallied from a 3-0 deficit to win the second. It was a reversal of a week earlier, when the Thomases lost the first set but recovered for a three-set victory.

Jung said that a 6-1, 6-1 semifinal victory over Teagan McNamara and Alicia Nahhas of Toledo Notre Dame reinforced her belief that the team was destined to win the title.

Upper Arlington coach Shaun Stamps said Berger and Jung made some subtle strategic changes that might have provided the winning edge.

Read the Dispatch article.
Read the UA News article
  
GIRLS' WATER POLO WINS 14TH STRAIGHT TITLE!
From the Dispatch: There is good reason the Golden Bears have won every Division I championship swimming and diving meet since 2005 and 10 since 2002. Their day does not end with morning practice. After school, there is another workout of almost two hours.

The drive for a ninth straight championship continues with the district meet today and Saturday in Ohio State’s McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

“Two times a week, these girls also lift weights; two times a week, they work with medicine balls that weigh 6 and 12 pounds; and two times a week, they run,” 10th-year coach Dan Peterkoski said. “You definitely have to be dedicated to be one of our elite kids. We’re not elitist, but we want to develop elite athletes.”

The training regimen is year-round to include water polo in the fall for many, and the club season with the Upper Arlington Swim Club under Peterkoski in the summer.

“Our success is no secret,” Peterkoski said. “You get out of it what you put into it. These girls are training 11 months a year. You don’t get this far training 21/2 months a year. People do not realize the time and effort these kids put in.”

Read the Dispatch article.

Read the UA News article.
 
BOYS' LACROSSE : THREE STATE TITLES IN A ROW!
BEARS DEFEAT DUBLIN JEROME 11 - 5
     
STUDENT ATHLETES SIGN NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
L-R: Madelyn Underwood, Houston Burcham, Mathis Newman and Cam Marsh
 
On April 16 the Upper Arlington High School Athletic Department held a signing ceremony for those students signing National Letter of Intents for NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II schools. We also recognized students making their athletic commitments to the next level at NCAA Division I, II, or III.

The following students were recognized:

STUDENT SPORT COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
Nick Blazek Football Wheaton College
Houston Burcham Crew UC-Berkeley
Cam Marsh Lacrosse Swarthmore College
Mathis Newman Baseball John Carroll University
Madelyn Underwood Volleyball Cottey College
   
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOYS' BASKETBALL TEAM!

Upper Arlington Families -

This has been an exciting time as our Boys Basketball Team advanced to the State Finals! Coach Tim Casey, his staff, and players experienced one of the best seasons in school history.

*Setting the school record for wins with a 26-1 overall record

*OCC Championship

*Great 8 Christmas Classic Champions (Missouri)

*District Championship

*Regional Championship

*Final Four Championship: Bears 74; Trotwood-Madison 49

Read Dispatch article about Final Four game
   
UA GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICT CHAMPS
  
NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT SIGNING DAY: FEBRUARY 5, 2014
On February 5, the Upper Arlington High School Athletic Department hosted a signing ceremony for those students signing National Letters of Intent.
      
Noah Spielman Football University of Toledo
Jackson Finfrock Football Stetson University
Lewis Hughes Football Siena Heights University
Julie Dierker Swimming Kenyon College
Meaghan Wilson Swimming Wright State University
   
TRAINER BRIAN COLEMAN FEATURED IN MAGAZINE
From the January, 2014 CityScene Magazine:
For Brian Coleman, director of strength and conditioning and fitness center director at Upper Arlington High School, physical education is more than just a class – it’s a lifestyle.

In any given week, Coleman sees about 1,000 people come through the weight room during or after school hours. But these aren’t just athletes involved with one of the 32 varsity and club sports UA offers; they are everyday students, staff members and alumni as well.

“Anyone involved at the school can come here and train,” Coleman says. “We get kids who aren’t on teams, but want to work out. Marching band students want to get in shape for their activities, so we come up with their plans, and they become some of the hardest working ones in here.”

Coleman wants to inspire motivation in each person he works with. His competitive nature is a key to his success.

Read the entire article here.
           Photo courtesy of CityScene Magazine

   
TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY COACH LATISHA WILDER FEATURED

In an article that appears in the January issue of Capital Style magazine, Upper Arlington Track and Cross Country Coach Latisha Wilder is featured as a "Fitness Guru."

Wilder was 10 when she slapped on her first pair of running shoes. Her dad, a little league football coach, would bring her to practice, where she’d do drills with the boys. And Wilder didn’t stop running, eventually throwing bodybuilding into the mix. She competed in five Figure Olympias and eight consecutive Arnold Classics, starting in 2005. “Eight Christmases in a row, no cookies,” she says.

But it paid off for the married woman, who lives in Dublin: She placed among the top five at The Arnold in both 2005 and 2007. Now, she coaches track and cross country at Upper Arlington High School and sculpts bodies as a part-time trainer at Metro Fitness in Dublin.

Coach Wilder offers tiups for healthy living in the article.

Read the entire article here.
           Photo courtesy of Capital Style Magazine

     
NATIONAL LETTERS OF INTENT
On Wednesday, November 13, the Upper Arlington High School Athletic Department hosted a signing ceremony for those students signing National Letter of Intents for NCAA Division I and NCAA Division II schools. We also recognized students making their athletic commitments to the next level at NCAA Division I, II, or III.
Front Row (L-R): Armonde Moore, Lacrosse, University of Cincinnati; Andi Norman, Basketball, Dartmouth College; Chiara Paradiso, Soccer, The University of Toledo; Bridget Schodorf, Crew, The Ohio State University; Betsy Trace, Swimming, Eastern Michigan University; Elizabeth Weldon, Swimming, Davidson College; Jamie Krupp, Swimming, Wright State University.
   
Back Row: John Schuman, Soccer, Wake Forest University; Kevin Vannatta, Basketball, UNCC Asheville; Matthew Young, Rugby, Wheeling Jesuit University; Thomas Trace, Swimming, The Ohio State University; Brandon Jones, Lacrosse, Air Force Academy.

   
GIRLS' TENNIS TEAM WINS STATE TITLE - AGAIN!!

Congratulations to the UAHS Varsity Girls Tennis Team for winning the state championship on Sunday, October 20. We defeated Mason in the semifinals and then North Canton Hoover in the championship. This is the 130th team state title in UAHS history.

The team includes:
Berger, Audrey (Capt.)
Chian, Kelly
Flitcraft, Emily
Ganther, Beniva (Capt.)
Grumman, Anna
Jung, Kyra
Kompa, Olivia
Pei, Julia
Reynolds, Anna-Marie
Schoedinger, Katie
Weeks, Ashley

Coaches
Head Coach - Shaun Stamps
Assistant Coach - Dick Cassie

  
UA ATHLETIC PROGRAM PRAISED ON ELEVENWARRIORS.COM

From ElevenWarriors.com:

"129. That’s the number of team and individual state titles Upper Arlington High School owns. Forty-seven of those championships have been won by a team, putting the Golden Bears atop the state of Ohio. The first title came in 1937, during FDR’s second term. More than 75 years later, Upper Arlington continues to produce winners, capturing state titles in boys’ and girls’ lacrosse and boys’ tennis this spring."

The article describes Upper Arlington as a community offering diverse activities for its residents, and praises our community for its athletic achievement through the decades.

Many outstanding athletes from Upper Arlington have gone on to achieve national and international recognition and acclaim. The article mentions the original Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus '57 (football), Jeff Backes '01, (football), Simon Fraser '01, (football), and Abby Johnston '08 (2012 Olympic Silver Medalist in Synchronized Diving).

UA Boys' Athletic Director Michael Schaefer is quoted as saying "“I think success is part of the culture and beliefs here,” Schaefer said. “Our kids believe they are going to do well. What you have to do is educate them on the process to get there. But I think that’s a huge positive, believing those goals are achievable. They come in believing it can be done, because it has been done before. They’ve seen teams do great things their whole lives. I feel strongly we have the structure in place with our offseason programs to provide our kids with opportunities to really make a run at some things.”

Read the entire article here.
  
BOYS' LACROSSE TEAM: 2013 STATE CHAMPS!
In an exciting State Championship game on June 8, the Upper Arlington Golden Bear Men's Lacrosse Team took top honors: Golden Bears 8, Dublin Jerome 7.

CONGRATULATIONS to the lacrosse team and to Coach Woldford for an outstanding 2013 season!

    
BOYS' TENNIS TEAM TAKES STATE HONORS
The Boys Tennis Team won the State Championship on Sunday, June 2, defeating Cincinnati Sycamore 4-1, and Copley 3-0. CONGRATULATIONS to the Boys' Tennis Team!
View the Celebration Video below.
    
WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAM TAKES STATE HONORS

  
On May 31, the 2013 Upper Arlington High School Women's Lacrosse Team played to victory over Sycamore High School in the State Championship game.

Golden Bears 14, Sycamore 8.

Congratulations to the State Champion Upper Arlington Women's Lacrosse Team, their Head Coach, Wendy Pinta, Executive Head Coach Sue Stimmel, and Varsity Assistant Coach Cindy Youker!

Visit the UALacrosse.org web site.

  
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BOYS' TENNIS STANDOUTS!

Congratulations to OHSAA Boys State Doubles Tennis Champions Nate Wallace and Jeffrey Melvin, who defeated Sycamore's Dylan Stern and Deepak Indrakanti 3-6, 7-5, 6-3.

Stu Little finished 3rd place in the Singles bracket.

The Boys Tennis Team plays Sycamore in the OTCA State Semi Finals on Sunday June 2nd.

  
COLLEGE RECOGNITION DAY: MAY 8
The following student athletes were recognized at College Recognition on May 8.
FRONT ROW, L-R
Robbie Baskent Football Muskingum University
Ryne Frankenbery Football Otterbein University
Taylor Stroh Soccer Cleveland State University
Grace Tucker Rowing Cornell University
Maura Griffith Rowing Trinity College
Ashley Holden Rowing George Mason University
Natalie Bayer Track/Field Capital University
SECOND ROW    
Brendan Gibbs Football The Citadel
Gus Ackley Football/Lacrosse Trinity College
Brandon Griffin Tennis Mary Washington
Nate Wallace Tennis DePauw University
Stu Little Tennis University of Pennsylvania
Nick Milo Football Cornell University
Alex Husted Football University of Dayton
NOT PICTURED    
Max Jelen Swimming Miami University
Matt Kincaid Soccer Centre College
Sam Klamar Rowing Marist College
Ian Reardon Swimming Kenyon College
Stewart Silver CC/Track Williams College
Davey Strahm Lacrosse Wittenberg University

  

SPORTS DOC ON YOU TUBE

Dr. Chris Stankovich, known as the "Sports Doc," is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a national expert in the field of sport psychology and offers individual athletic counseling services, peak performance products, and on-site sport seminars. He offers tips and advice to athletes, their parents, and coaches, and his advice applies to all sports.

Dr. Stankovich has a series of videos on You Tube, discussing various topics related to sports psychology. Watch him discussing "Visualization" in this YouTube video.

   
Read this month's Tip from the Sports Doc: "The Politics of Sports"
Listen to Dr. Chris' interview with The Dispatch
   
INFORMATIONAL ARTICLE ON THE REALITY OF ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

From a New York Times article entitled "Expectations Lose to Reality of Spiorts Scholarships:"

At youth sporting events, the sidelines have become the ritual community meeting place, where families sit in rows of folding chairs aligned like church pews. These congregations are diverse in spirit but unified by one gospel: heaven is your child receiving a college athletic scholarship.

Parents sacrifice weekends and vacations to tournaments and specialty camps, spending thousands each year in this quest for the holy grail.

But the expectations of parents and athletes can differ sharply from the financial and cultural realities of college athletics, according to an analysis by the New York Times of previously undisclosed data from the National Collegiate Athletic Association and interviews with dozens of college officials.

Read the entire 5-page article that discloses the truths about college athletic scholarships.

   
   
   
  
   
 
 
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