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You can find the following information and links about former Genoa athletes now competing in college posted by athletic director Mike Vicars on the school website,

Sam Pinkerton is on the Adrian College football team.  You can follow his progress here:

Simone Eli is a freshman on the Bowling Green State University basketball team.  You can follow her progress here:

Derrick Vicars is a sophomore on the University of Findlay's track team.  He has broken UF's indoor shot put record with a throw of 57-7.  He recently competed in the NCAA Division II Indoor National's in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Vicars finished sixth and earned All American Status. He qualified for the D-II national meet last year in the discus where he finished 14th in the country as a freshman. You can follow his progress here:

Marcus Vicars is a freshman on Kent State University's track Team.  Marcus has redshirted this year and will be throwing this winter unattached. You can follow his progress here:

Brittany Darling is a sophomore leading scorer and rebounder on the nationally ranked Owens Community College basketball team.  You can follow her progress here:

Chris Bassitt is a redshirt sophomore on the Akron University baseball Team. Last season Bassitt earned a 1-2 record in 2008-09, registering the most saves on the team with seven on the year, ranking him second on the all-time UA single season list ahead of Dan Swallie (six, 2003)…In 23 appearances Bassitt’s ERA of 3.52 was second-lowest among active relievers…Bassitt logged 30.2 innings pitched on the season, firing an impressive 34 strikeouts on the year…Held opposing batters to a team-low .184 average, which ranked fifth among pitchers in the Mid-American Conference...Threw 16.2 innings (Apr. 4-May 10) of relief without allowing a run…Tossed 2.1 innings in 8-6 victory over Eastern Michigan (Apr. 4), picking up a pair of strikeouts to record first career win. You can follow his progress here:

Kurt Wolff is a junior on the Notre Dame College Wrestling Team.  As a freshman, Wolff was 12-11, as a sophomore this past season he was 21-12. Wolff's team is currently ranked No. 1 in the nation. Wolff was runner-up at the RIT Tournament in Rochester, N.Y.  You can follow his progress here:

Cory Hornyak recently transferred to Tiffin University from Youngstown State University where he was on the baseball team. While at Youngstown State he played in 67 games, starting in 33 of those.  He was an outfielder on that team and did some pitching as well. He had seven appearances on the mound. In the summer after his first year at YSU he was named Most Valuable Player of the National Amateur Baseball Federation College World Series playing for the Ohio Monarchs. You can follow his progress here:

Blair Skilliter is a freshman on the No. 1 ranked D-III football team, the Mount Union College Purple Raiders.  Skilliter is a running back that was on the playoff roster and was seeing time. In Mt. Union’s quarterfinal win over Albright, Skilliter had five carries for 41 yards.  You can follow his progress here:

Rachel Brown is a freshman on Northern Kentucky University golf team.  You can follow her progress here:

Sam Schleivert is a freshman on the junior varsity soccer team at Capital University.  Capital's varsity program finished this past season ranked in the top 25 nationally. You can follow his progress here:

Nick Purdue is on the wrestling team at Ohio University. He is a redshirt sophomore and last season finished with a mark of 18-13, tied for the second-most wins on the team...Compiled a 16-10 record at 174 pounds and went 2-3 at 184 ... Placed fourth at the MAC Championships at 174...Won first place in the freshman/sophomore division at the Michigan State Open...Placed fifth at the Reno Tournament of Champions, going 6-2 ... Posted a 6-7 record in duals, including a 2-1 mark in league action...Named Co-MAC Wrestler of the Week on Dec. 23 ... Finished 12-6 overall in tournament competition. You can follow his progress here:

Kevin Dunn is a senior pitcher on the Ashland University baseball team.  You can follow his progress here:

Shana Szypka is a junior on the University of Toledo Rockets softball team.  In 2009: Started 11 of the 19 games she appeared in on the mound…Led the team with a 3.93 ERA…Second among Rocket pitchers in total innings (82), complete games (4), and strikeouts (30)…Threw a complete game against Western Michigan, facing 28 batters and striking out four (4/4).  In 2008: Appeared in 16 games on the mound and made seven starts...Posted a 6-3 record... Pitched 27 innings and struck out 27...Threw two complete games... Struck out a season-high six in her first appearance against Brown...Tossed six scoreless innings against Charleston Southern on March 1...Recorded six games with multiple strikeouts...Received NFCA All-American Scholar-Athlete honors.  You can follow her progress here:

Delaney Talmage is a junior at the University of Tiffin and is a second baseman/catcher for the Lady Dragons on the softball team.  She is a criminal justice major and plans on working as a juvenile probation officer.  You can follow her progress here:

Lydia Eckel is a sophomore on the Owens CC softball team.  She is a third baseman.  Aerica Susor is a sophomore pitcher on the Owens softball team.   Jolynn Brossia is a sophomore second baseman on the Owens softball team.   Courtney Mowery is a freshman outfieldcer on the Owens softball team.   You can follow their progress here:

Cody Katschke is a freshman at Owens and on the soccer team. Katschke played defensive midfielder this season for Coach Art Johnson. He started all 22 games and scored two goals. Owens placed second in its conference and qualified to play in the Regional Tournament. You can follow his progress here:

Chelsea Nissen is a sophomore on the Baldwin Wallace volleyball team.  Nissen is a two-year letter winner and starter.  She finished second on the team in 2009 with 158 kills and second on the team with 42 blocks in 2008. She had15 kills vs. Muskingum on Oct. 15, 2008, 23 digs at Muskingum on Oct. 24, 2009, and three block solos vs. Centre (Ky.) on Sept. 20, 2008. You can follow her progress here:

Alexa Ansell transferred this year from Northern Kentucky to Owens CC for volleyball and will begin play in the fall of 2010.  You can follow her progress here:

Tom Wojocichowski and Justin Adkins are on the Owens baseball team. They both recently had arm surgery and are on a medical redshirt. They are sophomores.



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