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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Waid in Portal
« on: January 25, 2022, 04:56:27 PM »
Yah that kid from Labrae is 6'7" TE with good hands and lots of speed. He is not a QB like his brothers. Was not a starter, but played in every game in 2021 it says. This portal is really a nightmare for so many coaches.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Bowers Nabs Nike #HLTF Athlete of the Week Honors
« on: January 20, 2022, 07:23:12 AM »
Jahniya Bowers has been named Nike #HLTF Athlete of the Week for her performance at the Penn State Nittany Lion Challenge on Jan. 15, the league office announced on Tuesday.

The honor marks the second time during the 2021-22 indoor season Bowers has been selected to sit atop the conference's best female runners. The first coming off a pair of event wins and a league-best mark in the 60m dash at the YSU Icebreaker.

Tallying her second meet with a pair of event wins, Bowers took the 60m dash crown to capture her third 60m dash event victory on the year at the one-day meet hosted at the Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track inside the Multi-Sport Facility in University Park, Penn. The Youngstown, Ohio, native posted a time of 7.42 to edge the rest of the field. Bowers would step into the blocks later in the afternoon and tally another event win in the women's 200m, clocking a time of 24.24 - a conference-best.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU Mens game v, N. Kentucky
« on: January 14, 2022, 02:14:29 PM »
I initially thought the same thing YSU1, but I do not think they would have drove if there was only 1-sec left. They would have shot it from the cheap seats.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2022 Recruiting Cla$$
« on: December 20, 2021, 05:54:55 PM »
Hey they have IA play-off now, so do you think anyone is going to care about the I-AA play-off?

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Penguins Announce Talented Group of NLI Signees
« on: December 15, 2021, 05:40:52 PM »

The Youngstown State Football program has announced the members of its 2022 Signing cla$$ on Wednesday, Dec. 15.

List of the newest Penguins:

 Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown High School
 Joe Blahovec DB 6-2 190 Fr. Greensburg, Pa. Greensburg CC
 Ezekiel Blake DB 6-3 185 So. West Palm Beach, Fla. Wellington
 Max Blanc QB 6-5 205 Fr. Bethel Park, Pa. Bethel Park
 Michael Boyd Jr. DL 6-3 280  Fr. Sylvania, Ga. Screven County
 Beau Brungard QB 6-0 200  Fr. New Middletown, Ohio Springfield Local
 Nate Damron TE 6-4 240 Jr. Elyria, Ohio Elyria Catholic
 Dylan Dominguez DB 5-11 190  Fr. North Lima, Ohio South Range
 Nehemiah Dukes DL 6-2 270 Fr. Douglasville, Ga. Alexander
 Keon Freeman DL 6-0 230 Jr. Whitehall, Ohio Whitehall-Yearling
 Andrew Hardin DB 6-2 200 Jr. Woodbridge, Va. Woodbridge
 Cephus Harris III RB 5-9 195 Fr. Clinton Township, Pa. Chippewa Valley
 Tico Jones Jr. DL 6-3 255 Fr. Lakewood, Ohio Lakewood
 Van Keen OL 6-3 305 Fr. Stow, Ohio Stow
 Shane Keenan OL 6-5 275 Fr. Toronto, Ohio Toronto
 Jack Kenneally WR 6-6 210 Fr. Elyria, Ohio Elyria Catholic
 Easton Korody OL 6-4 280 Fr. Carey, Ohio Carey
 Desmeal Leigh OL 6-7 260 Fr. Kent, Ohio Roosevelt
 Alex McDonald TE 6-4 245 Fr. Chardon, Ohio Chardon
 Jasiah Medley DB 5-11 180 Fr. Piqua, Ohio Piqua
 Jordan Rudolph DB 5-11 160 Fr. Lewis Center, Ohio Olentangy Orange
 Colt Sechrest TE 6-4 220 Fr. Bellarie, Ohio Bellaire
 Nathanael Sulka LB 6-4 195 Fr. Chardon, Ohio Chardon
 Michael Wells LB 6-3 220 Fr. New Castle, Pa. New Castle
 Bryce Wood LB 6-3 210 Fr. Erie, Pa. McDowell

 

Signed With Youngstown State During NLI Signing Day

Joe Blahovec

6-2 | 190 | Defensive Back
Greensburg, Pa.
Greensburg Central Catholic High School

High School: Played wide receiver, defensive back, linebacker and was a kick returner...as a junior, had 21 catches for 222 yards and three touchdowns...also intercepted three pa$$es and was a kick returner...coach was Marko Thomas.


Ezekiel Blake

6-3 | 185 | Defensive Back
West Palm Beach, Fla.
Wellington High School/Independence CC

INDY CC: Was a member of the program in 2021.
 
High School: Was a standout defensive back at Wellington. 

Max Blanc

6-5 | 205 | Quarterback
Bethel Park, Pa.
Bethel Park High School

High School: As a senior threw for 1,348 yards on 97 completions and had 11 touchdowns...was a second-team Cla$$ 5A Allegheny Six All-Conference selection...as a junior, completed 49-of-92 pa$$es for 436 yards and two touchdowns...coach was Brian DeLallo... plays basketball and throws the javelin. 


Michael Boyd Jr.

6-3 | 280 | Defensive Lineman
Sylvania, Ga.
Screven County High School

High School: Was a standout on the defensive line at Screven County...played defensive tackle and defensive end...Cla$$ 1A Public All Region 3 selection...had more than 100 tackles in high school career.


Beau Brungard

6-0 | 200 | Quarterback
New Middletown, Ohio
Springfield Local High School

High School: Division VI All-Ohio Offensive Player of the Year...first-team Division VI All-Ohio selection...Division All-Northeast Inland District Offensive Player of the Year...as a senior, completed 112-of-159 pa$$ing attempts for 1,779 with 22 touchdowns...rushed 147 times for 1,754 yards and had 32 touchdowns...had six 100-yard rushing games...had three rushes of 80 yards or more, with a long of 88...also credited with 72 total tackles...Springfield was 13-2 losing to eventual state champion Carey in the semifinals...as a junior, completed 130-of-189 pa$$es for 1,948 yards and 19 touchdowns in 12 games...had 1,035 yards rushing on 105 carries and scored 23 touchdowns...also had 41 tackles...guided Springfield to the state championship game where it lost a tough 38-35 decision to Coldwater...as a sophomore, completed 139-of-210 pa$$es for 2,245 yards and 27 touchdowns in 14 games...rushed for 1,024 yards on 122 carries and had 18 touchdowns...as a starting quarterback posted an 38-4 record...coach was Sean Guerriero....father Mark was a quarterback at YSU from 1992-95 and helped lead the Penguins to two National Championships.


Nate Damron

6-4 | 240 | Tight End
Elyria, Ohio
Elyria Cathloic High School/Independence CC

INDY CC: In lone season with the program, had seven receptions for 69 yards and three touchdowns...Pirates finished the year with an 8-2 record...coach was Jason Martin.
 
HIGH SCHOOL: Was a standout two-way player at Elyria Catholic...as a senior, had 109 tackles, including 64 solo stops, and 10.5 sacks...had seven rushing touchdowns and 497 yards on 62 carries...caught 14 pa$$es for 207 yards and a score...as a junior, had 86 tackles and 8.5 sacks.

Dylan Dominguez

5-11 | 190 | Defensive Back
North Lima, Ohio
South Range High School

High School: First-Team Division V All-Ohio selection...NE8 Conference Player of the Year...Raiders finished the season 13-1...in 2020 was a second-team All-Ohio Division V honoree...in 2019 was a Special Mention All-Ohio Division V pick.


Nehemiah Dukes

6-2 | 270 | Defensive Lineman
Douglasville, Ga.
Alexander High School

High School: Standout defensive lineman at Alexander...coach was Olten Downs.


Keon Freeman

6-0 | 230 | Defensive Lineman
Whitehall, Ohio
Whitehall-Yearling High School/Monroe College

Charleston: In 2021, led the team with 85 total tackles, including 48 solo stops...credited with 13 TFLs and four sacks...had 16 tackles against Glenville State... Mountain East Conference first-team selection...in 2019, finished the season with 26 tackles (16 solo), 6.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks and two pa$$ breakups... posted eight tackles in each game against Concord and West Liberty.
 
High School: First-team Division II All-Ohio selection in 2018 as a defensive lineman...as a junior, was a second-team All-Ohio pick.

Andrew Hardin

6-2 | 200 | Defensive Back
Woodbridge, Va.
Woodbridge H.S./Monroe College

Monroe: Had 36 total tackles, including 16 solo stops...intercepted three pa$$es and had four pa$$ breakups in 2021.
 
High School: Helped Woodbridge tie the school record for wins with 12 in 2017...played wide receiver and defensive back.

Chephus Harris III

5-9 | 195 | Running Back
Clinton Township, Mich.
Chippewa Valley High School

High School: Three-star prospect by 247sports...first-team all-state...was a finalist for Mr. Football in Michigan...first-team All-Macomb County selection...named to the Detroit News Dream Team in 2021...rushed for 1,985 on 212 carries and scored 27 touchdowns...caught 26 pa$$es for 548 yards and eight scores...also had 383 yards on kickoff returns...tied the school record for rushing yards in a game with 300 in a 28-21 victory over Eisenhower...coach was Scott Merchant.


Tico Jones Jr.

6-3 | 255 | Defensive Lineman
Lakewood, Ohio
Lakewood High School

High School: Two-star prospect by 247sports...first-team All-Ohio Division II selection as a defensive lineman...Division II Northeast Lakes District Defensive Player of the Year...named the Great Lakes Conference Lineman of the Year...was a first-team all-conference and all-district selection...team captain.


Van Keen

6-3 | 305 | Offensive Lineman
Stow, Ohio
Stow High School

High School: Third-team Division I All-Ohio honoree...first-team All Northeast Inland Division I selection...first-team All-Suburban League National Division selection...helped Stow win the Conference title in 2021...Bulldogs finished the year 9-3...Coach was Tom Phillips.


Shane Keenan

6-5 | 275 | Offensive Lineman
Toronto, Ohio
Toronto High School

High School: Division VII first-team All-East District...had 44 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, three pa$$ deflections and a 65-yard fumble return for a touchdown during the regular season...on offense, hauled in 22 pa$$es for 395 yards and three touchdowns, rushing for another 244 yards and four scores...also handled kickoffs and placement kicks and punts...averaged 44.7 yards per punt and made 15 PATs...was a second-team All-Ohio selection as a junior in 2020... coach was Josh Franke.


Jack Kenneally

6-6 | 210 | Wide Receiver
Elyria, Ohio
Elyria Catholic High School

High School: Two-star prospect by 247sports...Second-team Division V All-Ohio selection...first-team Northeast Lakes District and Great Lakes Conference selection...caught 50 pa$$es for 904 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior...  as a junior, had 13 catches for 258 yards - 19.8 yards per catch - and a pair of touchdowns in five games... also had 11 tackles and four pa$$ breakups as a defensive back..spent his freshman and sophomore seasons at Holy Name before transferring to Elyria Catholic...first-team Great Lakes Conference and first-team Lorain County pick as a basketball player.


Easton Korody

6-4 | 280 | Offensive Lineman
Carey, Ohio
Carey High School

High School: First-Team Division VI All-Ohio selection...Division VI All-Northwest District Lineman of the Year...first-team all-district and two-time first-team All-Northern 10 Athletic Conference pick...Blue Devils won the Ohio Division State Championship in 2021 beating Coldwater 26-14...Carey won 15 straight games, all by double figures...was the school's first state title since 1975...coach was Jon Mershman.


Desmeal Leigh

6-7 | 260 | Offensive Lineman
Kent, Ohio
Roosevelt High School

High School: Honorable-Mention Division II All-Northeast Inland District pick...is also a standout basketball player.


Alex McDonald

6-4 | 245 | Tight End
Chardon, Ohio
Chardon High School

High School: Second-team Division III All-Ohio selection...two-way starter as a tight end and defensive end...earned second-team All-Ohio honors twice...Chardon beat Hamilton Badin in the Division III state championship game, 21-14, to earn its second straight title...the Hilltoppers were the first team in OHSAA football history to go 16-0 in a season...won final 28 games as a member of the team...had 33 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and 6.5 sacks for the Chardon defense...was a team captain...coach was Mitch Hewitt...state-caliber wrestler.


Jasiah Medley

5-11 | 190 | Defensive Back
Piqua, Ohio
Piqua High School

High School: First-team All-Ohio Division II selection...named the Division II Offensive Player of the Year in the Southwest District...named the Miami Valley League Offensive Player of the Year...first-team all-district pick..rushed for 1,769 yards on 12.9 yards per carry and scored 33 touchdowns in the regular season...finished with 1,992 yards and 35 touchdowns...also had 42 tackles, three forced fumbles and an interception...Indians won consecutive conference championships...coach was Bill Nees.


Jordan Rudolph

5-11 | 160 | Defensive Back
Lewis Center, Ohio
Oletangy Orange High School

High School: Second-team All-OCC selection as a senior...two-way player as a defensive back and wide receiver...credited with eight pa$$ breakups and had three touchdown receptions...as a junior, had 22 catches for 384 yards and three touchdowns as a wide receiver...at defensive back, the second-team all-league performer had 24 tackles and eight pa$$ break-ups...coach was Zebb Schroeder...also competes in track and field in jumps and sprints.


Colt Sechrest

6-4 | 220 | Tight End
Bellaire, Ohio
Bellaire High School

High School: First-team Division V All-Ohio selection as a linebacker...had 345 yards rushing and scored seven touchdowns...had19 receptions for 360 Yards and five TDs...on defense, had 96 tackles, 88 solo stops, 11 TFLs with five Interception returns for 137 yards,including two TDs...competes in track and field throwing the discus...was the Division II runner-up last year in the event.


Nathanael Sulka

6-4 | 195 | Linebacker
Chardon, Ohio
Chardon High School

High School: Three-star prospect by 247sports...two-star prospect by Rivals.com...first-team Division III All-Ohio selection...Chardon beat Hamilton Badin in the Division III state championship game, 21-14, to earn its second straight title...the Hilltoppers were the first team in OHSAA football history to go 16-0 in a season...first-team All-Ohio defensive back as a junior...won final 28 games as a member of the team inclduing two state championships...coach was Mitch Hewitt.


Michael Wells

6-3 | 220 | Linebacker
New Castle, Pa.
New Castle High School

High School: Helped lead New Castle to its first playoff win since 2016...played linebacker and wide receiver as a senior...saw time at quarterback during career...coach was Joe Cowart...also a standout basketball player...was a third-team all-state selection last year.


Bryce Wood

6-3 | 210 | Linebacker
Erie, Pa.
McDowell High School

High School: District 10 Region 6 first-team All-Star as a tight end and linebacker...also a standout wrestler.


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YSU Penguin Athletics / McLaughlin Earns All-American Honors
« on: December 15, 2021, 08:29:15 AM »
Youngstown State TB Jaleel McLaughlin was named third-team The a$$ociated Press and HERO Sports' FCS All-America the services announced on Tuesday.

A first-team All-MVFC selection this year, McLaughlin was one of two MVFC running backs to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in the fall and he did it in 10 games. He rushed for 1,139 total yards on the season averaging 113.9 yards per contest. In MVFC games, he had 893 yards on 133 carries, an average of 107.9 yards per contest while scoring 10 touchdowns on the season in league games. Overall he scored 12 touchdowns on 175 carries. He also had scores in six games.

On six occasions he rushed for more than 122 yards in a game. He had a season-best 242 yards on 29 attempts and scored two touchdowns in a season-opening win over eventual-playoff qualifier UIW. He had season highs of three touchdowns against Western Illinois and Southern Illinois. In the season finale against the Salukis he had 185 yards on 25 carries.

In his collegiate career, he has rushed for 6,578 yards which ranks him 14th in the NCAA history. He was a second-team All-MVFC pick following the spring season.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Four Penguins Earn MVFC All-Academic Honors
« on: December 15, 2021, 08:26:58 AM »
The Youngstown State football team had four student-athletes named to the Missouri Valley Football Conference's All-Academic team, the conference announced on Tuesday.

Senior linebacker Grant Dixon was a first-team selection while PK Colt McFadden and TB Christian Turner were second-team recipients and DT Vinny Gentile was tabbed Honorable Mention. It marks the first time since the 2012 season that the Penguins had four student-athletes earn Academic All-League laurels.

Dixon is the first Penguin to earn first-team accolades since Kyle Hegedus and Joe Alessi in 2019. Dixon was named first-team CoSIDA Academic All-District earlier this year. He led the Penguins with 67 total tackles, including 40 solo stops while being the team's leading tackler by 16 tackles. Dixon was an Honorable-Mention All-MVFC pick in the fall after earning first-team honors in the spring.

McFadden showed strong accuracy throughout the season making 8-of-9 field goals and 29-of-30 PAT attempts. His lone miss was a 56-yard try at UNI that had the distance, but was just wide. McFadden was an Honorable-Mention All-MVFC pick in the fall. Turner played in 49 games in his YSU career rushing for 1,206 yards on 267 carries and scored eight touchdowns. He also caught 84 pa$$es for 657 yards and five scores. He was a two-time Campbell Trophy semifinalist and first-team CoSIDA All-Academic All-District honoree in the spring.

Gentile played in all 10 games, making eight starts on the defensive line in the fall. Gentile was a second-team All-MVFC academic selection in the spring.

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Cohill averaged 19 points and 6.5 rebounds as the Penguins picked up a pair of impressive home wins during the week. He scored 38 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the two games and was a plus-32 on the court. He was 15-of-25 from the field (60 percent), 3-of-4 on 3-point attempts (75 percent) and was 5-of-5 on free-throw attempts.
 
In an 84-77 win over Central Michigan, he scored 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting in the contest and was plus-nine while on the court. It was YSU's first win over a MAC program since November 2016. In a big 71-43 victory over Canisius, he had his first career double-double scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in only 19 minutes. He was 7-of-11 from the field against the Golden Griffins and YSU was plus-22 in scoring during his 19 minutes. It was YSU's first win over Canisius in school history after dropping the first six contests. It was the fewest points scored by an opponent against Youngstown State since Fredonia State had 35 on Dec. 6, 2011 and the least against a Division I program since January 2000.
 
The Penguins return to action on Saturday when they take a four-game winning streak into a home contest against Westminster. Tipoff at the Beeghly Center is set for Noon.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2022 Recruiting Cla$$
« on: December 13, 2021, 01:59:05 PM »
That kicker looks solid. 15 of 19 with a long of 49 this year

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU Central MI MBB
« on: December 09, 2021, 04:51:06 PM »
I agree with what is being said. I mean this was a 1-7 team and we should not have struggled. I think that the players may have felt the same way. They said that CMU scored 13 of the first 17-points of the second half. I was thinking we would balloon our 13 point lead into 20+ and we lost most all of it.

Ironically, CMU had all the big guys, but it was their two short transfers from Horizon member UIC that killed us. We could not stop them inside and they sure stopped us inside early in both halves.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Athletic Budget
« on: December 08, 2021, 10:25:38 AM »
I find it interesting tha the MAC champion gets a worse bowl than the runner-up. Heck I would lose just to get the better bowl.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Women win again
« on: December 06, 2021, 02:49:31 PM »
The Youngstown State women's basketball team made 15 3-pointers in the first three quarters and withstood a second-half push by Green Bay as it beat the Phoenix 67-58 on Saturday afternoon at Beeghly Center.

The Penguins improved to 7-0 overall and 4-0 in conference play, and they completed a Horizon League sweep against Milwaukee and Green Bay, which were picked second and third in the preseason coaches poll.

Megan Callahan scored a career and game-high 20 points and went 4-for-7 from 3-point range, and Malia Magestro made a career-best five 3s to finish with 15 points. Five different Penguins made at least two 3-pointers, and Youngstown State finished one shy of the school record for 3s in a game.

Youngstown State was 1-for-5 from 3-point range to start the game with a triple by Callahan at the 7:36 mark of the opening quarter accounting for its only points over the first six minutes of the contest. Green Bay led 7-3 following a 3-pointer by Hailey Oskey, but the Penguins held a 13-12 lead at the end of the period after Magestro nailed a 3 with 33 seconds left. Her trey accounted for the fifth lead change of the opening quarter, and YSU did not trail again.

A Magestro 3-pointer at the 3:24 mark of the first period started a stretch where the Penguins made nine of their next 14 attempts from 3-point range over a stretch of 11:38 as they opened up a 37-23 lead. Magestro hit three, Lindsey Mack and Paige Shy both made two, and Mady Aulbach and Callahan both made one.

The Penguins led 37-26 at halftime, and they withstood a Green Bay charge in which the Phoenix made six straight 3-point attempts. Green Bay got as close as four at 47-43 on an Oskey triple at the 3:50 mark of the third period, but Callahan hit a pair of 3s in a 30-second span to push the margin back to 10 at 53-43. YSU led 53-47 at the end of the third, and the difference was at least five the rest of the game.

Youngstown State will play two non-conference road games next week, starting with a contest at Canisius on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The game against the Golden Griffins will be broadcast live on 1390 WNIO and ESPN3.

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Long-time successful College Football Head Coach Mark Dantonio, and his wife Becky, have made a gift to support the students and football program at Youngstown State University.

The Dantonio Family has donated $100,000 to the University to a$$ist the enhancement of the Penguins Football program and the state-of-the-art Don Constanini Multimedia Center.
In recognition of their generosity, the annual Graduate a$$istant position within the football program will be designated The Mark and Becky Dantonio Graduate a$$istant. Additionally, the Home Coaches booth in the Constantini Center will be named The Mark and Becky Dantonio Coaches Booth.

"The impact that Becky and Mark have had on many lives, whether its been student-athletes, coaches, support staff and even their local communities is something that has made a big difference," President Jim Tressel said. "We are very appreciative of their donation and that they see the continued potential of Youngstown State University."

Dantonio was an a$$istant coach at Youngstown State from 1986-90. He served as the Defensive Coordinator in 1990 for the Penguins and coached the secondary for all five years with Tressel. In 1990, YSU posted the only unbeaten, untied regular-season in school history.

"What this University has done for Becky and myself has been amazing," Dantonio said. "The relationship I was able to establish with Coach Tressel has been life-changing. The opportunity he gave me back in 1986 helped lay the foundation for the tremendous coaching journey I was able to experience. This donation can help with the continued growth of YSU and its successful football program."

Dantonio spent 13 seasons as the Head Football Coach at Michigan State University, retiring from the program in February 2020. He finished his career with a record of 114-57 in East Lansing. During his time at the helm of the Spartans program, Dantonio compiled an impressive list of accomplishments including three Big Ten Championships, two victories in the Big Ten Championship Game, victories in the 2014 Rose Bowl and the 2015 Cotton Bowl, and an appearance in the 2015 College Football Playoff, finishing his career as the winningest football coach in Michigan State history.

Beyond his record for most victories at MSU, Dantonio won more Big Ten Championships (three) and bowl games (six) than any other coach in school history, while also ranking first with 12 bowl appearances. His .639 (69-39) winning percentage in Big Ten games is a school record, while he stands tied for first in AP Top 25 finishes (seven) and second in Big Ten wins (69), home wins (67) and AP Top 25 wins (21). A two-time Big Ten Coach of the Year (2010, 2013), Dantonio led Michigan State to Top 25 finishes seven times.

A Zanesville, Ohio, native with Midwest ties, Dantonio spent 40 years in collegiate coaching, including 19 seasons as a head coach – 16 at Michigan State and three at Cincinnati (2004-06). In 16 overall seasons, he had a career coaching record of 132-74.

After leaving YSU he served as an a$$istant at Kansas, Michigan and Ohio State. He was reunited with Tressel at OSU where Dantonio was the Defensive Coordinator from 2001-03. In 2002, the Buckeyes won its first National Championship since 1968.

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The YSU Athletics Department is proud to announce a six-member 2021 Hall of Fame Cla$$. The group will be honored on Saturday, Jan. 29.

The 2021 honorees include former Women's Golf Coach Roseann Schwartz, women's golfers Samantha Formeck and Katie Rogner, men's golfer Ryan Stocke, track and field standout Alisha Anthony and baseball player John Koehnlein.

Schwartz was the first coach in the history of the women's golf program helping create the team in 1996. She served as the Penguins' head coach until 2013 after guiding the Penguins to Horizon League Championships in 2003 and 2009. YSU also had six second-place finishes and five third-place finishes in the Horizon League and Mid-Continent Conference under Schwartz's guidance. Only twice from 1998 through 2013 did the Penguins fail to finish in the top three at the league meet.

Formeck and Rogner helped set the standard for the women's golf program during their careers. Both won Horizon League Championships and were named YSU Female Athletes of the Year.

Formeck won the league meet in 2009, finished second in 2011 and was third in 2010. She was named the Horizon League's Golfer of the Year in 2009 and 2010. In her three years, she claimed six tournament titles overall. She was a model of consistency throughout her career. In 28 career tournaments, she won six times, placed second on five occasions and had 23 top 10 finishes. In 63 rounds played, she set the school record averaging 78.3 strokes per 18 holes.

Rogner won the Horizon League title in 2008, was fourth in 2011 and fifth in 2010. As a freshman in 2008 she was named the HL's Golfer and Newcomer of the Year. In 87 rounds played, she averaged 79.4 per round, which was the second-best total in school history upon the conclusion of her career. The 87 career rounds were also a school mark at the time. She had five tournament victories while at YSU.

Stocke is the only men's golfer to win a Horizon League title placing first at the event in April 2010. He is the school record holder for most rounds played (128) and still ranks second for career average (74.8 strokes per round). He was a two-time first-team all-league selection during his career.

Anthony was a two-time NCAA East Regional qualifier in the long jump (2010 and 2011). She won three straight Horizon League Indoor long jump crowns from 2007-09. At the outdoor meet, she won the triple jump in 2008 and 2009 and took home the long jump title in 2011. She was named the Outstanding Field Performer at the 2009 Horizon League Indoor Championships.

Koehnlein was one of the top producing hitters in the baseball program's history. He still ranks third in school history with a .376 batting average with 245 career hits. His hit total ranks fifth in program history. He is also seventh in runs scored with 130. Koehnlein was a All-Horizon League first-team selection in 2007 and was named to the second team in 2006. In 2007, he had a school-record .434 batting average with school bests 108 hits in 249 at bats.

For more information on the 2021 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony contact Rebecca Fink at rjfink01@ysu.edu

2021 YSU Athletics Hall of Fame Cla$$

Roseann Schwartz (Former women's golf coach) – Contributor
Ryan Stocke – Men's Golf
Samantha Formeck – Women's Golf
Kate Rogner – Women's Golf
Alisha Anthony – Women's Track and Field
John Koehnlein – Baseball

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Missouri Valley Football Announces Specialty Honors
« on: November 26, 2021, 11:55:20 AM »
Missouri State QB Jason Shelley has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year and the league's Newcomer of the Year; UNI's Jared Brinkman has been tabbed the league's Defensive Player of the Year; Youngstown State's QB Demeatric Crenshaw is the conference Freshman of the Year; and coach Matt Entz has been tabbed the MVFC Coach of the Year.

    Full All-Conference Team announced Monday, Nov. 29
    Full All-Newcomer Team announced Tuesday, Nov. 30

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  DL Jared Brinkman, UNI
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:  QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State
‘BRUCE CRADDOCK’ VALLEY FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR:  Matt Entz, North Dakota State

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
#3 QB Jason Shelley, 5-11, 197, RJr., Missouri State, Frisco (Texas) Lone Star High, Utah St.
Walter Payton Award Finalist … Two-time MVFC Offensive Player of the Week … Three-time MVFC Newcomer of the Week … STATS FCS National Player of the Week honorable mention (11/15/21) … Valley leader in total offense (310.3), yards per pa$$ attempt (8.57) and points responsible for (176) … Shattered Missouri State single-season pa$$ing yardage (3,068) and total offense (3,417) records … Only Missouri State quarterback in program history to throw for 200 yards or more in his first 11 career games … Engineered four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter Ranked 10th in the nation in total offense … Transfer from Utah State.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
#44 DL Jared Brinkman, UNI, 6-2, 290 pounds, Sr., Iowa City (Iowa) Regina High
Leads team in tackles for losses with 13 for 47 yards ... notched 7 sacks for a loss of 34 yards ... has 1 forced fumble and recovered 1 fumble ... leads in tackling with 67 total on the season ... has 21 solo tackles and a$$isted on 46 more ... Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List ... Stats Perform Preseason All-American ... Athlon Preseason All-American ... Phil Steele Preseason DPOTY ... MVFC First Team preseason honors.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:  QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State
#10 QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State, 6-1, 215, RFr., Pickerington, Ohio (Central)
Crenshaw started nine games for the Penguins as a redshirt freshman…he completed 97-of-156 pa$$es for 791 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 599 yards on 132 carries and scored seven times…in MVFC games, was 78-of-121 (64.5 percent) for 598 yards and five TDs and rushed for 449 yards on 94 attempts and had four scores…had 195 yards rushing against Missouri State and 134 against Western Illinois…had a season-high 198 yards pa$$ing at UNI…had two pa$$ing TDs against Southern Illinois and MSU…was named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List.

‘BRUCE CRADDOCK’ VALLEY FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR:  Matt Entz, North Dakota State
Matt Entz, NDSU, 3rd Season
Led the Bison to their second outright league title in three years as head coach with a 10-1 overall record and 7-1 in the league...Earned a No. 2 national seed for the FCS playoffs...NDSU is making its 12th straight postseason appearance...Team ranks No. 1 in FCS scoring defense (12.1) and leads the league in 13 categories including total defense (262.3), pa$$ing yards allowed (177.2), red zone defense (.684), third down defense (.265), sacks per game (3.64) and rushing offense (271.8)...Highest ranked FCS team in the Sagarin ratings (55)...Has a 33-4 record as head coach, 20-3 in the league...Two-time AFCA Regional Coach of the Year.

LEADING VOTE GETTERS IN EACH CATEGORY
A panel of coaches, sports information and media determined the teams.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jason Shelley    MSU    148
Pierre Strong    SDSU    135
Nic Baker    SIU    30
 
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jared Brinkman    UNI    129
Brayden Thomas    NDSU    60
Montrae Braswell    MSU    53
Jack Cochrane    USD    51
 
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Demeatric Crenshaw    YSU    123
Cole Mueller    ILS    96
Nick Gaes    USD    61
 
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jason Shelley    MSU    172
Chris Oladokun    SDSU    108
Darius Joiner    WIU    43
 
COACH OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Matt Entz    NDSU    124
Bobby Petrino    MSU    115
Bob Nielson    USD    87

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