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.
Armonde Moore, Lacrosse, University of
Cincinnati; AndiNorman, Basketball,
Dartmouth College; ChiaraParadiso,
Soccer, The University of Toledo; BridgetSchodorf, Crew, The Ohio State University;
BetsyTrace, Swimming, Eastern Michigan
University; ElizabethWeldon, Swimming,
Davidson College; JamieKrupp, Swimming,
Wright State University.
Row:JohnSchuman, Soccer, Wake
Forest University; KevinVannatta,
Basketball, UNCC Asheville; MatthewYoung,
Rugby, Wheeling Jesuit University; ThomasTrace, Swimming, The Ohio State University;
BrandonJones, Lacrosse, Air Force
TENNIS TEAM WINS STATE TITLE - AGAIN!!
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.
Berger, Audrey (Capt.)
Ganther, Beniva (Capt.)
Head Coach - Shaun Stamps
Assistant Coach - Dick Cassie
FOR FOOTBALL COACH MIKE GOLDEN
Golden Bears ran away with a rain-soaked victory Friday
night, September 21st vs the Thomas Worthington Cardinals.
Upper Arlington dominated the game racking up over
400 yards rushing in the 45-7 victory.
win gets the Bears off to a great start in the OCC
Central Division, but also it was Head Football
Coach Mike Golden's 200th career victory. In 24
years as a head football
coach, Mike Golden is 200-75.
Golden is pictured above receiving the game ball from
Boys Athletic Director and Assistant Football Coach
Jackson Finfrock, #12 Jackson Pfister, #78 Nate
Jones, #13 Sam Wheeler, and #33 Chase Greenlee
celebrate Finfrock 44 yards TD reception Friday
night vs the Thomas Worthington Cardinals.
Lewis Hughes breaks away from Cardinals defenders
Friday night. Hughes lead the Bears with 171 yards
rushing, and 1 TD.
INSURANCE ATHLETES OF THE MONTH
ANDERSON Girls Soccer
is a senior who has moved from an outside mid
position to left outside back and has earned
a starting position her final year at UAHS.
Lexie has a high work-rate on the field and
has contributed much to UA's defensive back
line this year.
has also been seen as active in our big sister
/ little sister program this year, helping to
reach out to our underclasspersons and
making them feel welcome in our program.
is a senior captain for the football team, is
off to a great start this season. He is leading
the defense in total tackles and has been a
consistent play maker for the Golden Bears.
On September 13 vs. Gahanna Lincoln, Chase also
had a 58 yard touchdown run to help seal a 31-7
victory for UA.
of his game performance, Chase is a great teammate,
and sets a strong example in practice everyday.
Thats 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 FDRs 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
article describes Upper Arlington as a community offering
diverse activities for its residents, and praises
our community for its athletic achievement through
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).
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 thats a huge positive,
believing those goals are achievable. They come in
believing it can be done, because it has been done
before. Theyve 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
to OHSAA Boys State Doubles Tennis Champions Nate
Wallace and Jeffrey Melvin, who defeated
Sycamore's Dylan Stern and Deepak Indrakanti 3-6,
Little finished 3rd place in the Singles bracket.
Boys Tennis Team plays Sycamore in the OTCA State
Semi Finals on Sunday June 2nd.
RECOGNITION DAY: MAY 8
following student athletes were recognized at College
Recognition on May 8.
SAVE! SAVE! WITH DEALS THAT GIVE BACK TO THE UAHS ATHLETIC
DOC ON YOU TUBE
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.
ARTICLE ON THE REALITY OF ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS
a New York Times article entitled "Expectations
Lose to Reality of Spiorts Scholarships:"
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.
sacrifice weekends and vacations to tournaments
and specialty camps, spending thousands each
year in this quest for the holy grail.
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.