Men’s Swimming and Diving
Junior Andras Schonek was selected the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Men’s Swimmer of the Week after winning a trio of freestyle events and serving on a pair of first-place relay teams. Schonek captured the 200-yard free, 50 free and 100 free events, while he also anchored the win-ning 800 free relay squad. That foursome also included freshman Adam Smearman, sophomore Jordy Troyan and freshman Kevin Golebiewski.
Women’s Swimming and Diving
The WCU women picked up a pair of triumphs after sliding by Johns Hopkins 182-168 and dunking New Jersey 243-124. Sophomore Carlee Carew, freshman Melissa Young, sophomore Julie Keefer and junior Ashley Haney teamed up to win the 200-yard medley relay. That victory helped set the tone for the two-day event. Young was second in the 100 breast stroke.
Dick Delaney recorded his 300th career victory all at West Chester University. On Monday night the Golden Rams thumped the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 82-58. The win lifted WCU’s record to 10-6 overall. Matt Kurtz led the Golden Rams with 18 points, while Steve Fattori scored 14. Each player hit four three-pointers. Kofi Danquah registered 12 and Brandon Long tallied 11 to go along with seven assists.
The Devils bounced WCU 68-51 to drop the Golden Rams to 7-8 overall in the non-league battle. The Devils took a 46-22 first-half lead and never looked back thanks to the 17-point, nine-rebound effort by Leah Shumoski. Kiesha Mack topped the Golden Rams with 18 points, while Elise McCloy, Shauna Palmer and Carolyn Muldoon each tallied eight.
The West Chester University softball team will be holding its 2004 Offensive Clinic on Sunday afternoons February 15, 22 & 29. The event will take place inside the Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center on South Campus adjacent to John A. Farrell Football Stadium.
The clinic will run from 1-2 p.m. each Sunday afternoon for players ages 8-high school senior. Participants may choose to come for one, two or all three sessions. Tuition is $25 per session. Sign up for all three sessions and receive a $10 discount ($65).
The 2004 Offensive Clinic is specifically designed to work on the mechanics of the offensive game in softball. Participants will work on the mechanics of their swing along with bunting/slapping techniques.
This clinic will increase an athlete’s confidence at the plate. New WCU head coach Diane Lokey will operate the clinic. WCU’s coaching staff and players will provide outstanding individualized instruction.
Former West Chester University head women’s gymnastics coach Jennifer Teneza returns to the Golden Ram fold as the head coach of the program for 2004. Teneza served as the Golden Ram mentor for two seasons from 2000-2001, compiling a 15-19 dual-meet mark over her two seasons. In 2000, Teneza guided West Chester to an 11-10 record, posting the team’s only winning season since 1990. She was named the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division II Coach of the Year for her outstanding efforts. Teneza is a 1999 graduate of West Chester University with a degree in kinesiology and a minor in coaching. local gymnastics clubs.