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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'S 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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