Seven of the nine proposed Ohio High School Athletic Association constitution and bylaw revisions passed as voted upon by OHSAA member schools, Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D., has announced. Highlighting the voting was approval of a significant change to the transfer bylaw, but a proposal to change how schools are placed into their tournament divisions for team sports failed for the third consecutive year. Overall, changes were approved to two constitution items and five bylaw items.
Five member of the Ohio Northern men's tennis team were named All-OAC in voting done by the league's head coaches.
Senior Joey Frank and junior Do Thaiearned First Team All-OAC status, juniorJosh Saunders was named Second Team All-OAC and freshman John Mostowy and junior Blake Troller both earned Honorable Mention All-OAC status.
In addition, head coach Bob Rohan was named OAC Coach of the Year for the third time.
Frank earns his fourth straight First Team All-OAC honor, after going 37-17 on the season, including a 15-3 mark in OAC play.
Ohio Northern rolled to a 43-0 victory in an "American Football International Friendly" over the Univerisity College Dublin All-Stars on Wednesday evening on the UCD campus.
The Polar Bears improve to 3-0 in international competition after winning 77-0 in Germany in 2007 and 63-6 in Italy in 2010.
The UCD squad consisted of a composition of players from several area teams from the major american football league in Ireland, NFL-Ireland. The teams played 12 miniutes quarters and the offense could opt for a 40-yard automatic punt on fourth down, if desired.
Five Ohio Northern baseball players earned All-OAC honors in voting done by the league's 10 head coaches.
Seniors Cory Martin and Austin Price and sophomore Jack LaMarca all earned Second Team All-OAC accolades, while sophomore Dan Belliveau and freshman Ben Glischinski were named All-OAC Honorable Mention.
These are the first All-OAC accolades for all five players.
Martin led the team with 32 RBI's on the season.
He hit .286 and recorded his 100th career hit on April 14.
Martin concludes his career with 103 hits, which is tied for 49th most in program history.
Senior Joey Frank became Ohio Northern's overall and doubles wins leader as the top seeded Ohio Northern men's tennis team defeated No. 8-seed Wilmington by a 5-0 score in the OAC Tournament Quarterfinals on Tuesday afternoon at the University Courts.
The Polar Bears are now 16-4 on the season, while the Quakers end their season at 2-12.
Northern will now play either No. 4-seed Mount Union or No. 5-seed John Carroll on Friday afternoon at 1 pm at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, in the OAC Tournament Semifinals.
Frank now has an overall record of 148-58 and has a doubles record of 76-30.