'Checking In' Alumni Update 4-19-09

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Alex Latchum (Central Bucks South) was named Rookie of the Week in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. Teammate Mike Knipe (Pennridge) received honorable mention for Player of the Week honors. Latchum batted .833 (5-for-6) in the two games played against the University of the Sciences. In the opener, he was 2-for-3 with two walks. He also had three stolen bases. He went 3-for-3 and stole another base in game two. He leads the Griffins in batting this season (.368, 25-for-68). He has scored 20 runs and is 8-of-9 in stolen bases. Knipe was 4-for-7 (.571) against the Devils last week. In the opener, he was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. He also stole a base. In the second game, he had a home run and three RBISs. He is batting .302 (26-for-86) with two doubles and two home runs. He has knocked in 16 runs this year and stolen 14 bases.
On Saturday, Latchum was 2-for-4 with a run scored while teammate Knipe added a double and two RBIs in Chestnut Hill College’s 7-0 win over Post University.
Blair Dameron (Pennridge) was 3-for-4, which included a double and home run, with four RBIs and two runs scored in West Chester’s 11-1 over Bloomsburg on Saturday.  Charlie Kelly (Council Rock South) also contributed a hit and two runs scored. Tony Donofry (Council Rock North) had a hit for Bloomsburg. In game two – also an 11-1 West Chester win, Kelly was a perfect 3-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. Donofry was 3-for-3 to lead Bloomsburg. Keith Mayer (Council Rock South) and Joe Crossin (Pennsbury) both saw action on the mound for Bloomsburg.
Kutztown swept Bloomsburg in a twinbill last Saturday. Donofry was 2-for-4 with one RBI and a run scored for Bloomsburg in KU’s 9-6 win in game one. Chris Haegen (Central Bucks West) had a hit and drove in a run. Crossin worked four and two-thirds strong innings of relief, allowing three hits and one earned run. Mark Renda (North Penn) was 1-for-2 with one RBI and one run scored in Kutztown’s 6-1 win in game two. James Quigley (Bensalem) was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Donofry had a triple and scored a run for Bloomsburg.
On Tuesday, Renda as 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored in Kutztown’s 15-7 win over Penn State-Berks.
Jack Kavetski (Plymouth Whitemarsh) was named DeSales University Athlete of the Week for the week ending March 30. He entered DeSales’ game against Misericordia in the first inning and got out of a bases-loaded jam. He worked 7.2 innings of scoreless relief to lead the Bulldogs to a 13-3 win in game one of a Freedom Conference doubleheader. He struck out two and allowed just four hits in earning his second win of the season.
Senior Mark Angelo (Quakertown) was 3-for-4, stole two bases and had all five of his team’s RBIs in East Stroudsburg’s 7-4 win over Wilmington University on Thursday. Angelo had a two-run home run and also picked up his PSAC-leading 21st double of the year. He has 29 extra-base hits this season, one behind the school record.
Angelo was named the PSAC East Baseball Player of the Week last Monday after hitting .522 with two home runs and 10 RBIs during a 4-2 week for East Stroudsburg. Angelo, a former All-Patriot League selection at Bucknell who is a graduate student at ESU, was 12-for-23 at the plate with two home runs and three doubles for a .913 slugging percentage. He also scored nine runs to go with his 10 RBIs. Angelo opened the week by going 7-for-9 with four RBIs and four runs scored to lead ESU’s offense that scored 31 runs in a doubleheader sweep of Lock Haven. He hit .357 as the Warriors split their conference series over the weekend. He has hit in the number three spot in the Warriors’ lineup in all 45 games this season, posting a .392 batting average and a team-high 62 hits. His 25 extra-base hits include six home runs and 18 doubles, which are tied with the school record with teammate Kevin Thompson. He has scored 43 runs and has 41 RBIs.
Freshman Andy Noga (Cheltenham) notched his first conference win in East Stroudsburg’s sweep of Millersville last Saturday. In ESU’s 3-2 win in game two, Noga threw the first six innings, allowing two earned runs (only one earned) while walking two and striking out seven. It was his longest outing of the season. He didn’t allow a leadoff batter to reach base while improving to 4-2 on the season. In ESU’s 12-0 win in game one, Angelo was 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs.
Louis Brown (Upper Dublin) had four receptions in Saturday’s annual Black & Gold spring game at Millersville.
Senior Tyler Dinnis (Central Bucks West) rushed for 128 and scored a touchdown as the Kutztown University Maroon team won 16-7 over the Gold Team in the annual Maroon & Gold spring football game on Saturday. Jason Uhlig (Wissahickon) scored on an eight-yard slant across the middle for the Gold Team. Alex DiNolfi (Norristown) led the Gold Team’s defense with seven tackles.  Karlos Bimba (Central Bucks South) recorded a sack for the Maroon Team. Kevin Morton (Abington), who split time at quarterback with Storm Miller (Central Bucks South), led the Maroon Team, completing 7-of-14 passes for 70 yards. At halftime, KU coach Raymond Monica honored left guard Aaron McGlynn (Souderton) with the Most Improved Offensive Player Award.
Kickers Dennis Curran (Neshaminy) and Jon Koenig scored the only points for the gold and maroon teams in Bloomsburg’s annual spring “Maroon and Gold” game on Friday, which ended in a 3-3 tie.
Freshman Johnny Casey (Abington) scored two goals in Widener’s 12-4 win over DeSales University on Tuesday. Casey scored a goal in Widener’s 15-11 loss to 15th ranked Cabrini last Saturday.
Sam Alexander (Upper Moreland) scored five goals in Bloomsburg’s 22-10 win over Regis University on Saturday. Alexander scored two of the final three goals of the game, including her 100th career goal, which came with 12 seconds to play in the game. Brieann Wolfe( Pennridge) contributed an assist.
Wolfe contributed three goals and three assists in Bloomsburg’s 22-8 win over Kutztown on Thursday. Alexander had a goal and an assist. Alexander also was credited with three ground balls and three turnovers caused. Leann Pica (Neshaminy) scored a goal for Kutztown and also had four ground balls and two turnovers caused.
Pica had a pair of goals and teammate Julie Rosenkaimer (North Penn) added a single goal in Kutztown’s 17-6 loss to Millersville on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, Wolfe had a pair of goals in Bloomsburg’s 10-9 win over Shippensburg. She also was credited with two ground balls. Alexander had a team-high five ground balls. Gayle Kunzmann (Hatboro-Horsham) led Shippensburg with the hat trick. She also had seven ground balls and two turnovers caused. Karen Schnurr (Central Bucks South) added a goal and also was credited with two ground balls.
Sophomore Michelle Mangiaruga (North Penn) scored four goals in East Stroudsburg’s 9-6 win over Shippensburg on Thursday.
Sophomore Jamie Wesztergom (Springfield) and Lindsey Moyer (Pennridge) both scored four goals in East Stroudsburg’s 22-7 win over Edinboro last Saturday. Mangiaruga connected for her eighth hat trick of the season. Sara Foley (Neshaminy) scored two goals.
Chrissy Stokes (Plymouth Whitemarsh) scored four goals and assisted on two others in West Chester’s 20-3 win over Millersville on Thursday. Jackie Hoover (Cheltenham) scored two goals as well.
Gabrielle Stitz (Hatboro-Horsham) contributed three goals and three assists (all in the first half) and Stokes scored four goals to lead West Chester to a 20-5 win over East Stroudsburg last Monday. Jenny Ingram (Wissahickon) and Hoover both added a pair of goals for the Golden Rams, who led 16-2 at halftime. Kimberlee Hachen (North Penn) caused four turnovers, grabbed two ground balls and secured two draw controls for West Chester. Michelle Mangiaruga had two goals and an assist to lead ESU.
Goalie Stephanie Jordan (Souderton) was credited with 12 saves in Chestnut Hill’s 22-6 loss to Philadelphia University last Thursday.
Breanne Scullin (Council Rock South) had three ground balls and one turnover caused in The College of New Jersey’s 11-6 loss to Salisbury last Saturday.
Freshman Rachel Gieringer (Hatboro-Horsham) was 2-for-2 in East Stroudsburg’s 5-3 win over Millersville in the second game of a twinbill on Saturday. The win vaulted the Warriors into the PSAC playoffs for the third straight year. ESU entered the day one game behind West Chester for the division’s third and final post-season spot, but the Golden Rams were swept by PSAC East leader Kutztown to leave the door open. The Warriors lost the first game 5-4.
Senior Steph Denlinger (Souderton) established a new NCAA Division II record for walks when she walked twice in the first game and again in the second of Kutztown’s doubleheader against Bloomsburg on Friday. Denlinger tied the NCAA all-time mark of 145 walks three days earlier against East Stroudsburg. Denlinger’s RBI single accounted for Kutztown’s only run in a 2-1 loss in game one. Heather Hannum (Hatboro-Horsham) also had a single. Kaitlin Arbogast (Wissahickon) absorbed the loss, allowing two runs and six hits. KU came back to win game two 3-0. Denlinger had an RBI double.
Kutztown swept a pair from East Stroudsburg on Tuesday. Hannum delivered a three-run home run in the ninth inning of game one, a 7-2 KU win. In game two, Hannum and Denlinger both had a pair of home runs. Denlinger finished the game 3-for-4 with five RBIs and scored four runs. Hannum had three home runs, five RBIs and four runs scored in the twinbill. Gieringer had a pair of hits for ESU.
Moira Johnsen (Council Rock North) was 2-for-3, including a double, with two RBIs and two runs scored in Shippensburg’s 8-0 win over Millersville on Thursday. Lisamarie Ramagli (Neshaminy) contributed a two-run home run in the fifth inning.
Sophomore Carson Richter (Plymouth Whitemarsh) earned a 6-0, 6-0 win at fourth singles in Chestnut Hill’s 7-2 win over Thomas Aquinas College on Saturday. He teamed with Adrian Avena to earn an 8-2 win at second doubles. Later that day, Richter earned an 8-0 win at fourth singles in Chestnut Hill’s 6-0 win over Post University. Chestnut Hill is ranked ninth in the region.
Dan Lee (Abington) teamed with Bill Carrig to earn a 9-8 (7-5) win at third doubles in The College of New Jersey’s 5-3 win over Haverford College on Thursday.
Lee Wexler (Plymouth Whitemarsh) and teammate Mark Schroeder notched a 6-0, 6-0 win at number two doubles in Bloomsburg’s 9-0 win over East Stroudsburg last Monday. Wexler earned a 6-0, 6-4 win at second singles as well.
Katie Hasyn (North Penn) earned a 6-2, 6-4 win at first singles in Bloomsburg’s 9-0 win over East Stroudsburg on Sunday. She also was part of a second doubles team that earned an 8-3 win.
Freshman Candice Kashani (Pennsbury) and teammate Kelly Ruich went to a tiebreaker before falling 9-8 (7-5) in Gettysburg’s 9-0 loss to Dickinson college on Tuesday. Katie Taylor and Elizabeth Heisler (Wissahickon) suffered an 8-2 loss at second doubles. On Good Friday, Kashani teamed up with Meghan Kelly for the first time this season and earned an 8-4 win at second doubles in Gettysburg’s 8-1 loss to Haverford.
William Hodges (Neshaminy) collected a first-place finish in the men’s pole vault, posting a 15-3, to lead the Kutztown men’s team at the Bucknell Outdoor Classic last weekend. Craig Sherwood (Pennridge) tied for second in the pole vault (14-9). Jason Rebuck (William Tennent) was fifth in the hammer (174-1) and sixth in the discus (161-11).
Anna Aagenes (Central Bucks West) qualified for the Regional Championships with her winning time in the 800 meters of 2:08.29 in the University of Pennsylvania’s biennial meet that saw Penn teamed with Cornell to take on British Universities Oxford and Cambridge. The Quakers and Big Red are the only Ivy pairing to remain unbeaten against the schools with a 17-2 win Saturday at Franklin Field. Following traditional British scoring, each event winner earned one point for their team. Cornell and Penn combined to win 17 of the 19 events. Aagenes set a new personal best with her winning time on Saturday. The Doylestown native has won all four of the races in which she has competed during the outdoor season, improving her 800 meters time at each meet. Her effort Saturday topped her previous outdoor best by more than two seconds. Only three Quakers in history have ever run a better time in the event.
East Stroudsburg senior Katherine Doyle (Central Bucks West) finished second in the 200 meter dash (26.08) at the ESU All-American Meet on Saturday. Doyle was also part of ESU’s 4x100m relay team that finished first (48.72).  Kayla Littrell (William Tennent) finished ninth in the 200m (27.68) and Kat Lavelle (William Tennent) finished 10th (27.69). Kayla Littrell finished eighth in the 100m (13.30). Kristen Morby (Central Bucks West) finished third in the pole vault (10-0).
Doyle recorded a time of 12.51 seconds in the 100 meter dash, good enough for 11th place at the Bison Outdoor Classic last weekend at Bucknell University. She was also part of the sixth place 4x100m relay team. Morby finished in a tie for ninth in pole vault (10-0).
2008-09 East Stroudsburg Athletic Director’s Honor Roll
Special recognition is given to student-athletes who have maintained a cumulative grade-point average of at least 3.25 while participating in a varsity sport. SOL students included on this year’s honor roll were:
Baseball – Mark Angelo (Quakertown)
Men’s Basketball – Chris Bach (Truman)
Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field – Kristen Morby (Central Bucks West)
Football – Matt Freed (Souderton)
Women’s Lacrosse – Molly McLenigan (Plymouth Whitemarsh), Lindsey Moyer (Pennridge)
Men’s Soccer – Jason Shegda (Neshaminy)
Women’s Soccer – Devon Miniscalco (Council Rock South)
Softball – Rachel Gieringer (Hatboro-Horsham)
Women’s Volleyball – Martha Dettl (Central Bucks East), Alyson Stark (Council Rock South)
Wrestling – Jesse Dunn (Truman)