University's Varsity D Association has announced its
2018 Hall of Fame inductees who were honored as
part of the college's annual Big Red Weekend festivities
on Friday, September 28, 2018.
Stimmel, former head coach of Denison women's
lacrosse and field hockey, is this year's recipient
of the Varsity D Citation. Stimmel spent six years
as the head coach of both programs at Denison and
later went on to be the head women's lacrosse coach
at Ohio State for 15 seasons.
the women's lacrosse coach at Denison, Stimmel boasts
an impressive .809 winning percentage over six seasons.
Denison advanced to the NCAA Tournament five times
and won five North Coast Athletic Conference Championships
during her tenure in Granville. Overall, her teams
went 76-18, and she was named the NCAC Coach of the
Year three times in 1990, 1992 and 1993. She also
was named the West Region Coach of the Year three
times in 1991, 1992 and 1994.
field hockey, Stimmel posted a record of 74-34-6 while
leading the Big Red to four NCAA Tournament appearances
and one NCAC championship.
Denison, Stimmel became the first-ever women's lacrosse
coach at Ohio State where she went on to post a record
of 122-111 (.524) from 1996 through 2010. Her Buckeye
squad reached the NCAA Tournament for the first time
in 2002 and returned in 2003 where they advanced to
the national quarterfinals.
has served on regional All-American committees, the
NCAA Regional Advisory Board and the Tewaaraton Selection
Committee that recognizes to the top collegiate women's
lacrosse player annually. She was inducted into the
Ohio Lacrosse Foundation Hall of Fame in 2000 and
the Temple Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011 for her
participation on Temple's 1982 and 1984 national championship
women's lacrosse teams.
after stepping away from collegiate coaching, Stimmel
has remained active in the lacrosse coaching community.
She has been the associate head coach at Upper Arlington
High School in Columbus, Ohio, since 2012 and has
helped build the Golden Bears into the preeminent
prep team in the state. Stimmel helped guide Upper
Arlington's five consecutive state championship teams
from 2013 to 2018.
addition to her coaching duties at Upper Arlington,
Stimmel teaches mathematics at Franklin Heights High
School in Columbus.
SCORE: 11-5 vs. New Albany
Saturday, June 2, 2018
BEARS' 9th STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
(2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
by Jonathan Quilter / Dispatch
the June 3, 2018 issue of The Dispatch (Article by
their second matchup of the season, Upper Arlington
had a far more difficult a time cracking the armor
of New Albanys defense and goalie Catherine
Brooke Smith ignited the team with a locker-room speech,
and she followed it by delivering three goals and
an assist in the second half, and the Golden Bears,
now four-time defending champions, slowly wore down
the Eagles for an 11-5 victory in the Division I title
game on Saturday at Ohio Wesleyans Selby Stadium.
really worked on our fast-ball movement, because they
ran a backer and we worked to switch the ball to open
up the backside of the field, said Smith, who
finished with four goals. We had to push it
so hard to start scoring against Catherine because
shes such a good goalie.
Golden Bears (24-0) had 14 shots, nine on net, and
forced 10 turnovers in the first half, putting the
Eagles defense in survival mode. But it was
to little avail early on, as Upper Arlington led just
3-1 at halftime.
draw was definitely a little bit of a struggle (in
the first half), Upper Arlingtons Lauren
Farber said. They play that backer defense and
were crashing really hard on the ball, making it hard
for us to shoot.
TODAY High School Sports presents the 2017-18 American
Family Insurance ALL-USA Girls Lacrosse Third Team.
The honorees were selected based on performance, level
of competition and strength of schedule.
into this season, Brooke Smith was a bit overshadowed
by some of her peers within a senior class at Upper
Arlington (Ohio) that was as talented as any in the
her junior season in 2017, Smith had carved out a
niche of being a reliable goal-scorer and playmaker,
scoring 26 goals and adding 21 assists. Yet, she was
Upper Arlingtons fourth-highest returning scorer,
behind Lauren Farber, Megan Kozar and Brookes
twin sister Brenna Smith.
with a few tweaks to coach Wendy Pintas offensive
attack, Brooke Smiths production came alive
in 2018. Smith had a team-leading 79 goals and led
the squad with 118 points after adding in 39 assists.
made some changes to the offense and how we were running
it, and it brought the ball through her hands more
often just because we were more comfortable with her,
Pinta said. She was not only a great scorer,
but she was reading her teammates well and she was
one of our leading assist makers. I think the game
opened up for her because of what her strengths were
and [how we] played to them.
played a key role in leading Upper Arlington to a
perfect 24-0 record, an Ohio Division I state title
and a No. 1 ranking in the US Lacrosse Midwest region.
She is the Brine/US Lacrosse Midwest Girls Player
of the Year."
SCORE: 15-6 vs. Jackson
Saturday, June 3, 2017
BEARS' EIGHTH STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
(2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017)
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McCANDLISH PHLIPOT INDUCTED INTO HALL OF FAME
UAHS Principal Andrew Theado, UAHS Athletic Hall
of Fame Honoree Lynda McCandlish Phlipot,
Superintendent Paul Imhoff, and Atheltic Director
(McCandlish) Phlipot, Class of 2002, was named
to the first induction class of the UAHS Athletic
Hall of Fame on January 6, 2018.
a high school player, Lynda was named 1st Team All
Ohio and 1st Team All American in both 2001 and 2002.
She served as captain on the Golden Bear's 1st State
Championship team in 2002. In 2008, returning as head
coach for UAHS, she led the team to another State
was the first person in Ohio history to win state
titles as both a player and as a coach. Recruited
to play at Northwestern University, she was a two-time
NCAA Division I National Champion. Lynda currently
is the head coach at Ober
to Lynda on this most recent achievement.
COMMITS 5 PLAYERS TO DIVISION I PROGRAMS
November 7, 2017, 5 players signed their National
Letters of Intent to play lacrosse in college.Committed
to play include:
was a co-captain for the 2017 squad and set a school
record for the number of career starts, appearing
in 62 games. Mac majored in Health Sciences and is
pursuing a career in physical therapy.
LADY BEARS LACROSSE ALUMNI GAME
July 1, 2017 UAHS lacrosse alumni assembled
for an alumni game. This year, Hastings prevailed!
Please mark your calendar for the 2018 Alumni
Game, to be held on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
from left to right are:
Row 1: Rosie Knisley (09), Kate Knisley (04),
Mary Nicole Scott (16), Armonde Moore (14),
Megan Knoop (10), Adriane Ghidotti (11), Katie
Bondy, Maureen Kleinhenz (16), Meg Morgan (16)
2: Laura Brooker (06), Sue Stimmel (80), Sabrina
DeLibera (88), Macauley Mikes (13), Stacey Rechner
(00), Kristin McCandlish (05), Courtney Webb
(98), Lynda McCandlish (02), Elizabeth Narwicz
(08), Wendy Pinta (86).
PISCOPO FEATURED IN THIS WEEK NEWS ARTICLE
the May 11, 2017 issue of This Week Community News:
Arlington High School girls lacrosse coach
Wendy Pinta described Anna Piscopos
role on the team last year as that of a driver,
because she would sweep toward the goal and drive
directly to the net to take a shot.
Piscopos role has changed for her senior year,
the midfielder still helps drive the Golden Bears
-- just in other ways.
advantage of Piscopos speed and agility, Pinta
has shifted her into the middle, where she can set
and come off picks and move in smaller spaces between
multiple defenders. The result was that Piscopo had
27 goals, nine assists and a team-high 51 draw controls
through 15 games as well as, perhaps most importantly,
13 forced turnovers to tie Olivia Schildmeyer for
the team lead.
finished the regular season at 14-2 overall after
an 8-7 win at Cincinnati Sycamore on May 5, and capped
off a perfect 6-0 season in the OCC-Central Division
with a 14-1 win at Dublin Coffman on May 2.
is a three-year starter in the midfield after seeing
some time as a defender her freshman season. The Bears
are seeking their third consecutive Division I state
championship and eighth overall.
think this is where I was meant to be, Piscopo
said. (The midfield) is where I have found my