2003 Archive

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

Leon O'Neil Named Second Team All-AMC South Division

Walsh's Leon O'Neil (F, Fr., Blackburn, England/Nordan) top right has been named second team on the American Mideast Conference's South Division team. Jon Fisher (GK, Sr., Dayton, OH/Carroll), Jeff Panik (D, Sr., Parma Hts., OH/Valley Forge) and Joe Starek (M/F, So., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) were each named honorable mention.

O'Neill led the Cavs in scoring with five goals and 13 points. Fisher, who earned honorable mention honors last season, fashioned a 1.68 goals against average with two shutouts. Panik, who also earned honorable mention honors last season, played in all 19 games at defender and scored one goal. Starek tied for the team lead in assists with four in 19 games.

Saturday, November 1, 2003

Cavs Lose Finale 3-0 at Mount Vernon Nazarene

Walsh closed the season with a 3-0 loss at Mount Vernon Nazarene today in an American Mideast Conference South game. Walsh finishes the season 2-6 in the AMC South and 7-10-2 overall. The 3-0 shutout marked the ninth time that the Cavs have been blanked this season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

Cavs, Geneva Tie 1-1

Jeff Panik's (Sr., Parma Hts., OH/Valley Forge) first half goal just wasn't enough, as the Cavs (7-9-2) and Geneva battled to a 1-1 tie at Walsh yesterday. Panik gave Walsh a 1-0 lead 27 minutes into the first half on an assist from Stephen Rose (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS), a lead they held until the Golden Tornadoes tied the game at the 61 minute mark. Geneva out-shot the Cavs 15-14.

Walsh closes the season at Mount Vernon Nazarene on Saturday.

Monday, October 27, 2003

Cavs (7-9-1, 2-5) Fall 1-0 at Tiffin/Wrap Season This Week

Walsh put forth a valiant effort before falling 1-0 at Tiffin last Tuesday in their only game of the week. The loss eliminated the Cavs from post season play. This week, the Cavs host Geneva on Wednesday at 3 p.m., and travel to Mount Vernon Nazarene for the season finale on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Tiffin scored the only goal of the contest against the Cavs 12-minutes into the second half. The shutout marked the eighth time this season that the Cavs have been blanked, tying a school record set last season. Cavs' goalie Jon Fisher (Sr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) stopped seven shots and lowered his goals against average to 1.60.

Walsh and Geneva (11-2-1) meet in an AMC crossover game on Wednesday. Walsh leads the all-time series 8-4-1 and won 2-1 at Geneva last season. The Cavs close the season with an AMC South contest at Mount Vernon Nazarene (10-4-1, 2-3-1) on Saturday. Walsh leads the all-time series 16-4-3.

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Walsh lost a heartbreaker 1-0 at Tiffin yesterday in an American Mideast Conference South Division game. The loss drops the Cavs to 7-9-1 overall and to 2-5 in the AMC South and all but eliminates them from post season play. Tiffin's Ronald Mugabi scored the games only goal at the 57-minute mark. Tiffin out-shot the Cavs 12-9. Walsh is idle the rest of the week. They take the field again on October 29th, at home against Geneva.

Monday, October 20, 2003

Cavs Split, Beat Shawnee State, Fall at Ashland

Walsh (7-8-1, 2-4) split games last week. The Cavs lost 3-1 at Ashland, but bounced back to defeat Shawnee State 6-1 in an American Mideast Conference South game on Saturday. This week the Cavs play once, at Tiffin (11-3-1, 3-0-1) in an AMC South game on Tuesday.

The Cavs were no-match for NCAA division two Ashland last Wednesday. The Eagles jumped to a 2-0 and never looked back. The Cavs were out-shot 16-5. Walsh snapped their two-game losing streak with a 6-1 win over Shawnee State. Six different Cavs scored, as Walsh scored four goals in the final 30-minutes to break-open a tight 2-1 game. Ryan Inama's (Fr. Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) goal at the 60-minute mark gave the Cavs a 3-1 lead. Martin Wejcman (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ort HS) top right scored four minutes later to increase the Cavs lead to 4-1. Luc McKinney (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS), who assisted on the Inama goal, then tallied at the 78-minute mark to give Walsh a 5-1 lead. Matt Erb (Sr., Hartville, OH/Lake) bottom right closed the scoring at the 82-minute mark. Walsh out-shot Shawnee State 33-7.

The Cavs and Dragons will meet for the 30th time on Tuesday in Tiffin. Tiffin leads the all-time series 20-9 and won 4-0 last season. The Cavs will be looking for their second straight win, they have not won two-games in a row since back-to-back wins in early September.

Saturday, October 18, 2003

Cavs Earn AMC South Win (6-1) Over Shawnee State

Walsh (7-8-1, 2-4) snapped a two-game losing streak with a 6-1 American Mideast Conference South Division win over visiting Shawnee State today. Six different Cavs scored, as Walsh scored four goals in the final 30-minutes to break-open a tight 2-1 game. Ryan Inama's (Fr. Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) goal at the 60-miinute mark gave the Cavs a 3-1 lead. Martin Wejcman (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ort HS) scored four minutes later to increase the Cavs lead to 4-1. Luc McKinney (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS), who assisted on the Inama goal, then tallied at the 78-minute mark to give Walsh a 5-1 lead. Matt Erb (Sr., Hartville, OH/Lake) closed the scoring at the 82-minute mark. Walsh outshot Shawnee State 33-7.

Walsh is at Tiffin for an AMC South contest on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 23, 2003

Cavs Split, Beat Malone, Fall at Cedarville

Walsh (6-7-1, 1-3) split games last week, blanking Malone 4-0 before falling 3-0 at Cedarville. Both games were American Mideast Conference South Division games. This week the Cavs have a non-conference game at Ashland (6-3) on Wednesday and a home AMC South game with Shawnee State (0-12, 0-5) on Saturday.

Walsh won its first AMC South Division game with a 4-0 win over archrival Malone last Wednesday. The Cavs led 2-0 at the half on the strength of first half goals from Luc McKinney (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) top right and Ryan Inama (Fr. Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) bottom right. Inama also dished out two assists. Joe Starek (So., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) and Tim Eddy (Fr., Canal Fulton, OH/Northwest) added second half goals. Walsh's Jon Fisher (Jr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) recorded the shutout in goal. Cedarville stopped the Cavs modest win streak at one game with a 3-0 win on Saturday. It was the 7th time this season that the Cavs have been white washed. Cedarville tallied twice in a span of 38 seconds in the first half and led 2-0 at the break. The Yellow Jackets closed the scoring with an insurance goal at the 64:36 mark of the second half. Cedarville out-shot the Cavs 8-6.

Saturday, October 11, 2003

Cedarville Blanks Cavs 3-0

Walsh fell to 6-7-1 overall and to 1-4 in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference after being shutout 3-0 at Cedarville University (9-2-1, 4-1) tonight. It was the 7th time this season that the Cavs have been white-washed. Cedarville tallied twice in a span of 38 seconds in the first half and led 2-0 at the break. The Yellow Jackets took a 1-0 lead at the 20:44 mark on a goal from Grant Knight, which was followed by a goal from Peter Dryer at the 21:22 mark. Alan Benedict scored an insurance goal at the 64:36 mark of the second half. Cedarville outshot the Cavs 8-6.

Walsh is at Ashand for a non-conference game on Wednesday.

Wednesday, Octoner 8, 2003

Cavs Blank Malone 4-0/Earn First AMC South Win

Walsh evened its overall record at 6-6-1 and won its first American Mideast Conference South Division game today with a 4-0 win over archrival Malone (3-11, 1-3). Walsh is now 1-3 in the AMC South. The Cavs led 2-0 at the half on the strength of first half goals from Luc McKinney (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) and Ryan Inama bottom right (Fr. Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). Inama also dished out two assists. Joe Starek (So., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) and Tim Eddy (Fr., Canal Fulton, OH/Northwest) added second half goals. Walsh's Jon Fisher (Jr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) top right recorded the shutout in goal.

Walsh is on the road on Saturday for an AMC South battle at Cedarville (8-2-2, 3-1).

Monday, October 6, 2003

Cavs (5-6-1, 0-3) Fall Twice/Meet Malone on Wednesday

Walsh (5-6-1, 0-3) lost twice last week, 1-0 at Heidelberg and 4-0 to NAIA number one ranked Rio Grande. The Cavs look to snap a three-game skid at home against Malone (3-10, 1-2) in an American Mideast Conference South match-up on Wednesday. Walsh is on the road on Saturday for an AMC South battle at Cedarville (8-2-2, 3-1).

Heidelberg (6-2-1) broke a scoreless tie six minutes into the second half and held on to best the Cavs 1-0 at Heidelberg on Wednesday. Brent Kehrle scored the games only goal on an assist from Dustin Hosler. Heidelberg outshot the Cavs 8-5. NAIA number one ranked Rio Grande (11-0, 2-0) shutout the Cavs 4-0 at Walsh Saturday in an American Mideast Conference South contest. The loss was the third straight for the Cavs and the shutout was the sixth handed to the Cavs this season. Rio Grande scored twice in each half and ou-tshot the Cavs 17-3. Walsh's Jon Fisher (Jr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) top right stopped 15 Redmen shots.

Saturday, October 4, 2003

Cavs Fall 4-0 to NAIA Top Ranked Rio Grande

NAIA number one ranked Rio Grande (11-0, 2-0) shutout the Cavs 4-0 at Walsh (5-6-1, 0-3) today in an American Mideast Conference South contest. The loss was the third straight for the Cavs and the shutout was the sixth handed to the Cavs this season. Rio Grande scored twice in each half and outshot the Cavs 17-3. Walsh's Jon Fisher (Jr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) stopped 15 Redmen shots. Walsh is back in action on Wednesday, when they host archrival Malone at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, October 1, 2003

Cavs Blanked 1-0 at Heidelberg

Heidelberg (6-2-1) broke a scoreless tie six minutes into the second half and held on to best the Cavs (5-5-1) 1-0 at Heidelberg today. Brent Kehrle scored the games only goal on an assist from Dsutin Hosler. Heidelberg outshot the Cavs 8-5.

Walsh is back in action on the road Saturday against the NAIA's number one ranked team, Rio Grande (10-0 , 1-0). Game time is 2 p.m.

Monday, September 29, 2003

Cavs (5-4-1, 0-2) Split Games/Drop To 0-2 in AMC South

Walsh (5-4-1, 0-2) split games, but fell to 0-2 in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference after losing 3-1 at Urbana on Saturday. Earlier in the week the Cavs defeated Seton Hill 4-1 in a non-league contest. This week the Cavs are at Heidelberg (5-2-1) for a non-league game on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and host Rio Grande (9-0) in an AMC South battle on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rio Grande is currently ranked number one in the NAIA and are the NAIA Region lX defending champions. The Redmen open AMC South play at Cedarville on Tuesday.

Anthony Vituccio (So., Marietta, OH/HS) scored the Cavs first and last goal in their 4-1 win over Seton Hill. Leon O'Neill (Fr., Blackburn, England/Nordan) gave the Cavs a 2-0 lead at the 33:00 minute mark, then tallied the Cavs third goal three minutes into the second half. O'Neill also assisted on Vituccio's first goal. Leon O'Neill scored the Cavs only goal in their 3-1 loss at Urbana. O'Neill's goal gave Walsh a 1-0 lead at the 11-minute mark, with an assist from Ryan Inama (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary). Urbana bounced right back and tied the game 30 seconds later as the first half ended 1-1. The Blue Knights took the lead for good at the 59-minute mark of the second half, then added an insurance goal with 13 minutes to play.

Saturday, September 27, 2003

Cavs Fall 3-1 at Urbana

Walsh fell to 5-4-1 and 0-2 in the South division of the American Mideast Conference after losing 3-1 at Urbana yesterday. Leon O'Neill (Fr., Blackburn, England/Nordan) scored the Cavs only goal in a game that was tied 1-1 at the half. Ryan Inama (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) assisted on the goal. Walsh is at Heidelberg for a non-league contest on Wednesday.

Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Cavs Defeat Seton Hill 4-1/Vituccio and Leon O'Neill Each Score Twice

Walsh improved to 5-3-1 on the season after defeating visiting Seton Hill (4-4) 4-1 today in an American Mideast Conference crossover game. The Cavs are back in action on Saturday, when they travel to Urbana for an AMC South match-up. Game time at Urbana is 2:30 p.m. The Cavs are 0-1 in AMC South play, while Urbana is 0-2-1 and 2-5-1 overall.

Anthony Vituccio (So., Marietta, OH/HS) scored the Cavs first and last goal in the 4-1 win. Leon O'Neill (Fr., Blackburn, England/Nordan) gave the Cavs a 2-0 lead at the 33:00 minute mark, then tallied the Cavs third goal three minutes into the second half. O'Neill also assisted on Vituccio's first goal. Walsh led from start to finish. The Cavs outshot Seton Hill 12-4.

Monday, September 22, 2003

(4-3-1, 0-1) Cavs Split Games/Drop AMC South Opener

Walsh split games with Daemen and Ohio Dominican last week and stand 4-3-1 overall and 0-1 in the South Division of the American Mideast Conference. This week, the Cavs host Seton Hill (4-3) on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and travel to Urbana (2-4-1, 0-1-1) for an AMC South game on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Walsh snapped out of a two-game scoreless skid with a 6-1 non-league win at Daemen College on Wednesday. After falling behind (1-0) 16 minutes into the first half, Walsh answered with goals five minutes apart to take a 2-1 halftime lead. Stephen Rose's (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) first goal of the season tied the game at the 35-minute mark. Leon O'Neill (Fr., Blackburn, England) then scored his first of two goals to give Walsh a lead they would not relinquish. Anthony Vituccio (So., Marietta, OH/HS), Kiel Cox (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover), R.J. Wynn (So., Marietta, OH/HS) and O'Neill all scored in the final 45 minutes. Luc McKinney (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) had two assists for the Cavs. Walsh out shot Daemen (3-4) 18-7. The Cavs modest one-game win streak was snapped at home on Saturday, when they were shutout 3-0 by Ohio Dominican in their AMC South opener. The Cavs have been blanked four times in eight games and three times in their last four games. The Panthers led 1-0 at the half, as freshman Brian Billings proved to be a one-man wrecking crew against the Cavs. Billings scored all three of Ohio's goals. The Cavs were out shot 11-10.

Saturday, September 20, 2003

Cavs Drop AMC South Opener

Walsh (4-3-1, 0-1) lost its American Mideast Conference South Division opener today, losing 3-0 at home to Ohio Dominican (4-3-2, 1-0). The Panthers led 1-0 at the half, as freshman Brian Billings proved to be a one-man wrecking crew against the Cavs. Billings scored all three of Ohio's goals. The Cavs were out shot 11-10. The Cavs have been shutout in three of their last four games. Walsh is home to Seton Hill on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Cavs Rout Daemen 6-1

Walsh snapped out of a two-game scoreless skid with a 6-1 non-league win at Daemen College today. The win improved the Cavs to 4-2-1. After falling behind 1-0, 16 minutes into the first half, Walsh answered with goals five minutes apart to take a 2-1 halftime lead. Stephen Rose's (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) first goal of the season tied the game at the 35 minute mark. Leon O'Neill (Fr., Blackburn, England) then scored his first of two goals at the 40 minute mark to give Walsh a lead they would not relinquish. Anthony Vituccio (So., Marietta, OH/HS), Kiel Cox (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover), R.J. Wynn (So., Marietta, OH/HS) and O'Neill all scored in the final 45 minutes. Luc McKinney (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) had two assists for the Cavs. Walsh out shot Daemen (3-4) 18-7.

Walsh opens the American Mideast Conference South play on Saturday at home against Ohio Dominican at 3 p.m.

Monday, September 15, 2003

Cavs Winless in Two Games, Tie Notre Dame, Fall at Houghton

Walsh fell to 3-2-1 on the season after going winless in two games last week. Walsh and Notre Dame battled to a scoreless overtime tie on Tuesday. Walsh then lost 2-0 at Houghton (NY) on Saturday. This week, the Cavs travel back to New York to meet Daemen (3-3) on Tuesday, and then host Ohio Dominican (3-3-2, 0-0-1) in their American Mideast Conference South opener on Saturday. Walsh finished 4-4 in the AMC North last season.

Walsh and Notre Dame battled to a 0-0 double overtime tie on Wednesday. The Cavs out shot the Blue Falcons 14-8, but could not beat Falcon goalie Chris Logan. Walsh's Jon Fisher (Jr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) stopped four shots in recording the shutout. The Cavs could not muster a shot on goal in their 2-0 loss at Houghton on Saturday. The Highlanders out shot the Cavs 10-0.

Saturday, September 13, 2003

Cavs Fall 2-0 at Houghton

Walsh fell to 3-2-1 on the season after losing 2-0 at Houghton College today. The Cavs have gone winless in their last two games, after settling for an 0-0 ovetime tie against Notre Dame on Wednesday.

The Cavs are at Daemen (NY) on Wednesday.

Monday, September 8, 2003

(3-1) Cavs Edge Saint Vincent (1-0)/Hammer Concordia (10-1)

Walsh won twice last week to improve to 3-1 on the season. The Cavs edged Saint Vincent 1-0, then hammered Concordia 10-1 on Saturday. Walsh's 3-1 start equals their start of 2000, when they finished the season 15-5. This week the Cavs host Notre Dame (OH) on Wednesday (4 p.m.) and play at Houghton (4 p.m.) on Saturday. Both are crossover games with American Mideast Conference foes.

Walsh improved to 2-1 on the season after blanking Saint Vincent College 1-0 in their home opener on Wednesday. Mike Popelmayer (Fr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) scored the games only goal in the second half with 14 minutes left to play. Cavs goalie Jon Fisher (Jr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) recorded the shutout stopping three shots. Walsh outshot the Bearcats 6-5. Walsh won its second straight game when they pounded Concordia (MI) 10-1 on the road on Saturday. The Cavs scored six times in the first half and never looked back. Martin Wejcman (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ort), Kiel Cox (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) and Mike Popelmayer (Fr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) each scored twice, as seven different Cavaliers found the net. Popelmayer leads the Cavs in scoring with six points. Walsh outshot Concordia 37-8.

The Cavs have out shot their opponents 65-36 through the first four games and have out scored their opponents 13 to 4.

Sunday, September 7, 2003

Walsh Rips Concordia 10-1

Walsh improved to 3-1 on the season, as they pounded Concordia (MI) 10-1 yesterday on the road. The Cavs scored six times in the first half and never looked back. Martin Wejcman (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ort), Kiel Cox (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) and Mike Popelmayer (Fr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) each scored twice, as seven different Cavaliers found the net. Walsh outshot Concordia 37-8.

Walsh is home to Notre Dame (OH) on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Thursday, September 4, 2003

Popelmayer Goal Give Cavs 1-0 Win Over Saint Vincent

Walsh improved to 2-1 on the season after blanking Saint Vincent College 1-0 in their home opener yesterday. Mike Popelmayer (Fr., Parma, OH/Padua Franciscan) scored the games only goal in the second half with 14 minutes left to play. Cavs goalie Jon Fisher (Jr., Dayton, OH/Carroll) recorded the shutout stopping three shots. Walsh outshot the Bearcats 6-5.

Walsh travels to Concordia (MI) on Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest.

Tuesday, September 2, 2003

Cavs Split at Wittenberg Tournament

Walsh (1-0) opened the season with a thrilling 2-1 double overtime win at Wittenberg (0-1) on Saturday . Otterbein then blanked the Cavs 2-0 on Sunday in their final game at the Wittenberg Invitational. Walsh opens the home season on Wednesday with a cross-over game against American Mideast Conference foe Saint Vincent College. Game time is 4 p.m. On Saturday, Walsh travels to Concordia, Michigan for a 2 p.m. contest.

Marcus Olinger (Jr., Coshocton, OH/River View) scored the game winner against Otterbein five minutes into the second overtime. Freshman Ryan Inama (Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) tallied Walsh's first goal and assisted on Olinger's overtime winner. Joe Starek (So., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) assisted on Inama's goal. Walsh out shot Wittenberg 19-9. Junior keeper Jon Fisher (Dayton, OH/Carroll) recorded five saves. The Cavs managed only five shots on goal in their loss to Otterbein. Angelo Manzo scored both goal for the Cardinals, one in each half.

Monday, September 1, 2003

Otterbein Blanks Cavs 2-0 in Final Game of Wittenberg Tournament

Walsh fell to 1-1 after being shutout 2-0 by Otterbein College at the Wittenberg University Invitational yesterday. Walsh opens the home season on Wednesday against Saint Vincent Collegeg at 4 p.m.

Sunday, August 31, 2003

Cavs Open Season With Double Overtime Win (2-1) at Wittenberg

Walsh (1-0) opened the season with a thrilling 2-1 double overtime win at Wittenberg (0-1) yesterday. Marcus Olinger (Jr., Coshocton, OH/River View) scored the game winner. Freshman Ryan Inama (Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) tallied Walsh's first goal and assisted on Olinger's game winner. Joe Starek (So., Parma, OH/Valley Forge) assisted on Inama's goal. Walsh outshot Wittenberg 19-9. Junior keeper Jon Fisher (Dayton, OH/Carroll) had five saves.

The Cavs meet Otterbein, at Wittenberg, today at 1 p.m.

Monday, August 25, 2003

(0-0) Cavs Open at Wittenberg

Walsh opens their 32nd season on Saturday (8/30) at Wittenberg University. The Cavs meet the Tigers at 2 p.m. on Saturday and play Otterbein, at Wittenberg, on Sunday (8/31) at 1 p.m. Head Coach Tim Mead (234-155-22) returns for his 22nd season. The Cavs finished 6-15 last season and 4-4 in the North Division of the American Mideast Conference.

Walsh returns 20 letterwinners and six starters, led by Goalie Jon Fisher (Jr., Dayton, OH/Carroll), defender/midfielder Stephen Rose (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) and defender Jeff Panik (Sr., Parma Hts., OH/Valley Forge). All were named honorable mention All-AMC North Division last season. Fisher played in all but 30 minutes between the pipes (1,902) and fashioned a 2.13 goals against average with two shutouts. Rose played in 19 games and Panik played in all 21 games.

2003 Outlook

2003 - Step by Step. That's how veteran head coach Tim Mead (234-155-22, 21 yrs.) will proceed into building the Cavaliers into winners. The Cavs return six starters and 20 letterwinners from the 2002 team that finished 6-15 and 4-4 in the North Division of the American Mideast Conference. However, despite their 6-15 finish the Cavs took the first step back by returning to the post season. The next step will be to build the team into a cohesive unit that will be consistent on both ends of the field. Walsh managed just 26 goals in 21 games and were shutout eight times. On defense they allowed 45 goals, the most in Walsh history. But Coach Mead sees light at the end of the tunnel. Mead sees a hard working group determined to return the Cavs to their soccer glory.

Junior keeper Jonathan Fisher (Dayton, OH/Carroll) returns after earning North Division All-AMC honorable mention honors last season. Fisher fashioned a 2.13 goals against average and recorded two shutouts and is coming off an outstanding winter and spring. The Cavs have plenty of depth at keeper, with Mark Barry (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS), Eric Brockmeier (So., Marietta, OH/HS) and Kevin Clegg (Fr., Weirton, WV/Brooke).

The Cavs have a very talented contingent to lead the defense, led by Jeff Panik (Sr., Parma Hts., OH/Valley Forge), Stephen Rose (Jr., Marietta, OH/HS) and Marcus Olinger (Jr., Coshocton, OH/river View). Panik, who earned honorable mention All-AMC North Division honors maybe the Cavs best all-around player. Rose, who also earned honorable mention All-AMC North Division accolades is solid and can play anywhere. Olinger returns after a bout with mononucleosis. He can also play midfield. Kevin Hadley (So., Norton, OH/HS), Mark Platts (Sr., Weatherby, England), Pat Svihlik (So., Broadview Hts., OH/Parma Franciscan), Alex McCallion (Fr., North Canton, OH/GlenOak) and Tim Eddy (Fr., Canal Fulton/Northwest) round out the defense. The Cavs have toughness and skill in the back, but lack experience. The group will be counted on heavily.

Unlike the Cavs defense, they have depth and experience at midfield. Joe Starek (So., Parma, OH/Valley Forge), Kiel Cox (Sr., North Canton, OH/Hoover) and Fredric Taylor (So., Calgary, Canada/St. Mary's) lead the midfielders. Starek, who will play center midfield, maybe the Cavs most creative player. He sees the field well and needs to control the ball for the Cavs to be successful. Cox is slated to play outside left midfield. He is the Cavs leading returning scorer with three goals. He is very athletic and is in great physical condition. Taylor will play outside right. He is sound fundamentally and has returned stronger and quicker. Matt Erb (Sr., Hartville, OH/Lake), Brendan Kirk (So., Canton, OH/GlenOak), Sean O'Neill (Vermillion OH/Firelands), Anthony Vituccio (So., Marietta, OH/HS) and Chris Dziedzicki (So., Brunswick, OH/Parma Franciscan) provide the Cavs with depth and experience. Mead can turn to any of these players and feel confident.

The Cavs forwards will be talented and mostly new to the program and Ohio. Leon O'Neill (Fr., Blackburn, England/Norden), an international recruit maybe the Cavs most exciting player in a long time. He has great speed, which enables him to create and also beat the defense. Luc McKinney (Jr., Cuyahoga Falls, OH/HS) is expected to be a leader for the Cavs. He is scrappy and strong on the ball. Surrounding McKinney will talented players will only make him better. Martin Wejcman (Fr., Buenos Aires, Argentina/Ort) is solid player will fine skills and could be the finisher the Cavs have been looking for. Mike Popelmayer (Fr., Parma, OH/Parma Franciscan) is a quality player who can also finish. One of the many Cavs that come from the strong Parma Franciscan program. Ryan Inama (Fr., Akron, OH/St. Vincent-St. Mary) was the MVP of the Greater Akron All-Star game. Ron Brooks (So., Akron, OH/Archbishop Hoban) is a transfer from the University of Akron. Brooks had a stellar career at Hoban and will help immediately. Clayton Huston (So., Bryan, OH/HS), R.J. Wynn (So., Marietta, OH/HS) and Josh Adams (So., Defiance), OH/HS) all played junior varsity soccer for the Cavs.

Walsh makes the switch to the South Division of the American Mideast Conference, playing traditional AMC opponents: Cedarville, Malone, Mount Vernon Nazarene, Ohio Dominican, Rio Grande, Shawnee State, Tiffin and Urbana.