Towering Titan Newsletter Summer Edition - Westminster College

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Towering Titan Newsletter Summer Edition - Westminster College

Spring Sports Season ReviewTRACK & FIELDThe Westminster College women’strack and field team repeated asPresidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC)Champions and the fifth-place Titanmen increased their point total at thePAC meet from 22 to 47 points comparedto last year.Under second-year head coachTim McNeil, Westminster won eightevents at the PAC Championships,including seven by the Titan womenand one for the men. Overall, therewere 14 new school records establishedin the 2009 season (6 women’soutdoor, 7 women’s indoor, and 1men’s outdoor).Senior sprinter Megan Harding(Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills)won the 100- (12.37) and 200-meter(25.79) and anchored the 4x100 relayteam (48.33) that set a new PACrecord.Senior Katelyn Kushner (Pittsburgh,Pa./Brentwood) was Westminster’sother multiple PAC championas she captured the 100- (15.58)and 400-meter (1:04.96) hurdles,the latter for a fourth straight year.The one PAC men’s champion wasfreshman Caleb Smathers (Punxsutawney,Pa./Punxsutawney) inthe pole vault at 4.18 meters.The Titan women’s track & field team celebrates its second straight PAC championshipBASEBALLThe Titan baseball team posteda 15-25 an overall record and placedsixth in the PAC with a mark of 6-12under 10th-year head coach CarmenNocera. Westminster placed threeplayers on the all-PAC teams, includingsenior first baseball John Izzo(New Castle, Pa./Union) on thefirst team and junior outfielder DaveEvans (Beaver Falls, Pa./Riverside)and freshman pitcher JustinPrejsnar (New Castle, Pa./NewCastle) on the second team.Izzo, Westminster’s career leaderin six statistical categories includinghits (185), home runs (26) and RBI(124), batted a personal-best .415(56-135) in 2009. Evans led the teamand ranked second in the PAC with a.444 (59-133) batting average. Prejsnar(5-2) allowed the PAC’s sixthlowestopponent batting average at.252 in 11 appearances, 8 starts and4 complete games.4John IzzoSOFTBALLThe Westminster softball teamposted its 16th straight season withat least 17 wins. Coached by JanReddinger in her 13th season, theTitans went 17-21-1 and qualified forthe PAC Tournament with a mark of8-6. The fourth-place Titans went 1-2in the league tournament and placedfour players on all-PAC teams.Junior outfielder Addie Parker(Guys Mills, Pa./Maplewood) andjunior utility player Jennifer Emery(New Castle, Pa./Laurel) werenamed first team all-PAC. Parkerbatted .330, including a team-high42 hits, 124 at-bats, and 24 runs.Emery, who was a centerfielder andpitcher for the Titans, led the teamand ranked 10th in the PAC with a.357 batting average (30-84).Senior third baseman Amy Cor-SEE “SPRING” on PAGE 7Towering Titan Newsletter


Titan Women Take All-Sports TrophyThe Presidents’ Athletic Conference(PAC) announced thatWestminster College has won the2008-09 PAC All-Sports Trophyfor women’s sports. The Titansalso finished in third place in themen’s standings.This marks the Titans’ seventhPAC All-Sports Trophy (5women’s, 2 men’s) since Westminsterbecame eligible for therecognition in 2002-03. In addition,the Westminster women’ssports teams have won the trophyfor three straight years andfive times in the last six years.The all-sports trophies areawarded annually to the school whichperforms the best across the boardin league competition. First-placefinishes are worth eight points withfewer points for subsequent placefinishers until last place is awardedone point.The Westminster women collected56.5 points, followed byWashington & Jefferson (54),Grove City (51.5), ThomasMore (37), Bethany (33),Waynesburg (31.5), Thiel(21.5) and Chatham (14).Washington & Jeffersonwon the men’s standings with56.5 points, followed by GroveCity (48.5), Westminster(41), Thomas More (35), Thiel(30.5), Waynesburg (26) andBethany (22.5).Westminster won PAC teamchampionships in 2008-09 involleyball, women’s track and field,and men’s soccer. The Titans alsoplaced second in women’s tennis,women’s swimming and diving, andmen’s swimming and diving.2009 Fall Sports SchedulesFootballSept. 5 HEIDELBERG 1:30 p.m.Sept. 12 at Allegheny 1 p.m.Sept. 19 at Saint Vincent 1 p.m.Sept. 26 THOMAS MORE* 1:30 p.m.Oct. 3 at Thiel* 1:30 p.m.Oct. 10 WAYNESBURG*% 1:30 p.m.Oct. 17 at Bethany* 1:30 p.m.Oct. 24 WASH. & JEFF.* 1:30 p.m.Nov. 7 at Grove City* 1 p.m.Nov. 14 GENEVA 1:30 p.m.VolleyballSept. 4-5 at Mount Union InvitationalSept. 11-12 at Wooster InvitationalSept. 16 Waynesburg* 7 p.m.Sept. 18-19 at Carnegie Mellon InvitationalSept. 23 SAINT VINCENT 5 p.m.Sept. 23 CHATHAM* 8:30 p.m.Sept. 26 Geneva (at Bethany) 1 p.m.Sept. 26 at Bethany* 3 p.m.Oct. 3 GROVE CITY* 11 a.m.Oct. 3 WASH. & JEFF.* 3 p.m.Oct. 6 WAYNESBURG* 7 p.m.Oct. 8 BETHANY* 7 p.m.Oct. 10 at Thiel* 11 a.m.Oct. 10 Thomas More* (at Thiel) 1 p.m.Oct. 13 at Chatham* 7 p.m.Oct. 15 at Saint Vincent 7 p.m.Oct. 17 THOMAS MORE* 11 a.m.Oct. 20 at Grove City* 6:30 p.m.Oct. 22 THIEL* 7 p.m.Oct. 24 Otterbein (at Capital) 1 p.m.Oct. 24 at Capital 3 p.m.Oct. 27 at Geneva 7 p.m.Oct. 31 at Washington & Jefferson* noonOct. 31 Elizabethtown (at W&J) 2 p.m.Men’s SoccerSept. 1 at Pitt-Bradford 3 p.m.Sept. 4 CEDARVILLE 3 p.m.Sept. 5 POINT PARK 11 a.m.Sept. 8 at Carnegie Mellon 7:30 p.m.Sept. 12 at Pitt-Johnstown 1 p.m.Sept. 14 LA ROCHE 5 p.m.Sept. 16 PITT-GREENSBURG 4 p.m.Sept. 19 CASE WESTERN RESERVE# 1 p.m.Sept. 22 PENN STATE-BEHREND 4 p.m.Sept. 26 BALDWIN-WALLACE 2 p.m.Sept. 30 at Fredonia State 7 p.m.Oct. 3 at Waynesburg* 1 p.m.Oct. 4 THOMAS MORE* 3 p.m.Oct. 12 SAINT VINCENT# 6 p.m.Oct. 16 at Geneva 7 p.m.Oct. 21 at Thiel* 3 p.m.Oct. 24 at Washington & Jefferson* 2 p.m.Oct. 27 BETHANY* 1 p.m.Oct. 31 GROVE CITY*# 1 p.m.Women’s TennisSept. 1 WAYNESBURG* 4 p.m.Sept. 4 at Penn State-Behrend 4 p.m.Sept. 7 CHATHAM 4 p.m.Sept. 10 FROSTBURG STATE 4 p.m.Sept. 13 THOMAS MORE* 1 p.m.Sept. 15 at Clarion 4 p.m.Sept. 19 at Wash. & Jeff.* 10:30 a.m.Sept. 20 at Bethany* 1 p.m.Sept. 22 MERCYHURST 4 p.m.Sept. 27 at Saint Vincent 1 p.m.Oct. 1 at Pitt-Bradford 4 p.m.Oct. 3 at Waynesburg 10:30 a.m.Oct. 4 at Chatham* noonOct. 6 INDIANA (PA.) 4 p.m.Oct. 7 at Grove City* 4 p.m.Oct. 14 GENEVA 4 p.m.Oct. 16 BETHANY 4 p.m.Oct. 23-24 PAC Championships (at Erie, Pa.)Women’s SoccerSept. 2 ALLEGHENY 4 p.m.Sept. 4 MOUNT UNION 5:30 p.m.Sept. 5 DAEMEN 2 p.m.Sept. 11 SHENANDOAH# 7:30 p.m.Sept. 12 at Pitt-Johnstown 3 p.m.Sept. 15 at John Carroll 4 p.m.Sept. 19 JUNIATA 3 p.m.Sept. 23 PITT-GREENSBURG# 7:30 p.m.Sept. 26 BALDWIN-WALLACE 4 p.m.Sept. 30 at Fredonia State 5 p.m.Oct. 3 at Waynesburg* 3 p.m.Oct. 4 THOMAS MORE* 1 p.m.Oct. 6 PENN STATE-BEHREND 3:30 p.m.Oct. 10 CHATHAM* 2 p.m.Oct. 12 SAINT VINCENT 8 p.m.Oct. 16 at Geneva 5 p.m.Oct. 21 at Thiel* 4 p.m.Oct. 24 at Washington & Jefferson* 4 p.m.Oct. 27 BETHANY* 3 p.m.Oct. 31 GROVE CITY*# 3 p.m.Cross CountrySept. 5Sept. 19Sept. 26Oct. 3Oct. 17Oct. 31FISHER INVITATIONALat Penn State-Behrend Invitationalat Saint Vincent Invitationalat Slippery Rock Invitationalat Oberlin InvitationalPAC Championships (at Saint Vincent)Schedule Legend* Presidents’ Athletic Conference contest# home soccer game played at Burry Stadium% Homecoming game6Towering Titan Newsletter


Buzz Ridl Towering Titan Golf Outing and DinnerJuly 27, 2009 - New Castle Country ClubThe Towering Titans will hold their annual golf outing Monday, July 27, 2009, at New Castle Country Club in New Castle. Tee time willbe a shotgun start at 1 p.m. We invite all TTO members to join us for a day of relaxation and fun. This is also a great opportunity tointroduce new people to the organization. Make up a foursome and we will provide prizes, refreshments and a great day. To accommodatea full field and to maintain the pace of play, all participants will once again play a four-player scramble format. There is a discountavailable for early registration. We will also allow players to purchase mulligans (limit one per player) for $5, and a team “Skins Game”will be available for interested teams. Contact Westminster AD Jim Dafler at (724) 946-7313 with any questions on the format. This isour 11th year for promoting hole sponsorships. If you or your company are interested, please check the appropriate box on the entryform and return with a check and correct sign information. All hole sponsorship proceeds benefit our athletic training room.BUZZ RIDL CLASSIC GOLF OUTING REGISTRATION#__________ Greens fees, cart, driving range, prizes, refreshments, @$120 each __________buffet dinner, beverages, tax & gratuity(Cost is $110 if registration is received by July 1, 2009)#__________ Mulligans (maximum one per person) @$5 each __________TOTALSign for holesponsorship__________@$100Player’s Names:1)_____________________2)_____________________3)_____________________4)_____________________(Please indicate sign copy in space above)SHOTGUN TEE TIME - 1 p.m.HORS D’OEUVRES - 6 p.m.DINNER - 6:30 p.m.Prizes will be given on designated holes and for best team scoreThe club will serve lunch from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.(lunch at golfer’s expense)Return w/check to:Jim DaflerDepartment of AthleticsWestminster CollegeNew Wilmington, PA 16172NO PHONERESERVATIONS PLEASE!!!The Towering Titans at a glanceProviding support for Westminster’s athletic programs is the Towering Titan Organization (TTO), formed in 1976around a core of devoted, loyal and intensely interested alumni, parents and friends. The organization purposes itself to helpmaintain, improve and endow Westminster College’s athletic programs.Over $2.6 million in gifts have been contributed to the Towering Titan Fund since its inception.The annual income is distributed in this manner: 90 percent of all donations go directly to the sport(s) chosen (donationscan be designated to a specific sport for men or women), with 10 percent going towards the operation and promotion of thefund. All 20 varsity sports for men and women benefit from the fund.A minimum gift of $30 qualifies a donor for membership. Members receive a membership card and decal, issues of theTowering Titan Newsletter and invitations to social events such as golf outings each July, and recognition dinners and ceremoniesthat are scheduled periodically. Qualifying gifts are also recognized through membership in Westminster’s Giving Clubs.For more information or to join the Towering Titans, contact Westminster Director of Athletics Jim Dafler at (724) 946-7313.President:Peter Horne ‘76Vice President:Jack Marshall ‘67Secretary:Joe Fusco ‘60Committee Members:Jodi Chmielewski ‘98David Gooch ‘75Bill Hazen ‘65Nanci Kleese Hosick ‘95Bob LattaDebra McElwain ‘77Richard Mills ‘76Lou Perrotta ‘94Robert Power Jr. ‘70Rick Reiber ‘74David Richards ‘84Brenda Rodgers Briggs ‘86Marjorie Walker8Towering Titan Newsletter

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