Track: Shaler's Schwartz has standout career on hold

Written by Megan Ryan on .

Megan Ryan profiles Shaler track standout Brianna Schwartz.

"In less than a year, star Shaler runner Brianna Schwartz has experienced two events that could change her life forever.

In December, she was diagnosed with Celiac disease, which will alter her lifestyle choices forever.

Then last month, she was diagnosed with a stress reaction in her lower left tibia that might force her to miss her final high school outdoor track season.

The distance runner for cross country and track has won six WPIAL titles and holds records in three events -- the 800-meter, 1,600-meter and 3,200-meter runs. She has a state title in cross country as well as two consecutive titles in the 1,600 meters. While she will probably still go down as the best runner in WPIAL and maybe even state history, it looks unlikely that she will extend that legacy with that third consecutive trophy and the state record -- the last achievement eluding Schwartz at the high school level."



Alumni Update - Delaney Dobracki (Saint Vincent)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

DEFIANCE, Ohio - The Saint Vincent College women's lacrosse team doubled up Defiance College for a 14-7 victory in Ohio RiverDobracki SVC Lacrosse Conference action at Coressel Stadium in Ohio.

The victory improved to the Bearcats to 4-0 in ORLC play and 5-5 overall. Meanwhile, the host Yellow Jackets fell to 1-2 in the ORLC and 1-7 overall.

SVC got on the board firs when freshman Delaney Dobracki, a Shaler graduate, tallied her first collegiate goal off a pass from Molly Snyder just a little over a minute into the contest.


(photo courtesy of Saint Vincent College)


Alumni Update - Jon Monahan (La Roche)

Written by Drew Karpen on .

PITTSBURGH, PA – The La Roche Lacrosse team overcame a three goal second half deficit to rally and defeat Mt. St. Joseph 8-7 on Saturday afternoon. The win evens La Roche's record to 2-2 on their home field.

Mt. St. Joseph scored the lone first quarter goal and added another early in the second to go up 2-0. Jon Monahan put the Redhawks on the board just a minute later when he beat the goalie short side. \

Monahan, a Shaler graduate, led all scorers with 3 goals and an assist.



Hockey: Shaler revival ends in semifinals

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Marky Billson profiles the Shaler hockey team.

2015 0313 Shaler Hockey(Photo: Shaler's Justin Yuiska, left, and Armstrong's Luke Gross, right, react to the puck in front of the Armstrong net Monday night. John Heller/Post-Gazette)

"Ask why the Shaler Titans hockey team experienced a rebound this season and the answer more times than not points to coach Tim Bosack.

"He breathed some new life into the association," team president Dave Martz said. "He is an amazingly passionate and vocal coach who really pushes the kids and makes the team better as individuals."

Following Shaler's 4-3 overtime loss to Armstrong in the Class AA Penguins Cup semifinals, which ended a season in which the Titans won 11 more games than they did in 2013-14, and the only person who seems to disagree with this assessment is Bosack himself.

"You lose in overtime, it's the coach's fault," said Bosack, who doubles as the coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite AAA 16 & under team."


Alumni Update - J.T. Schwartz (Grove City)

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GREENVILLE, Pa. -- Grove City College senior guards Mitch Marmelstein (San Juan Capistrano, Calif./St. Margaret's) and J.T. Schwartz were named to the 2015 Presidents' Athletic Conference Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.


Also an Honorable Mention pick in 2013, Schwartz ranked second on the team in scoring (9.9) and assists (2.7) while leading the team with 57 steals, matching his own program-record total from a year ago. He ranked third in the conference in steals per game (2.2) and free throw percentage (.841) and ninth in assists (2.7) and three-point field goal percentage (.388).


The Shaler graduate, became the program's all-time steals leader in Grove City's December 6 game at Waynesburg and became the first player to reach 200 career steals on February 4 in a 72-67 win at Westminster.

He finished his career ranked first in program history with 211 steals, sixth with 115 threes and eighth in assists with 262. He also owns four of the top nine single-season steals marks all-time.


(photo courtesy of Grove City College)