Jacket Nation Fall 2013: Team Previews From Around Campus


BW Sports Information Department

Senior Mike Stacchiotti led the Yellow Jackets in tackles last season with 72.



The Yellow Jackets are coming off of a 7-3 season last fall, looking to compete for an Ohio Athletic Conference championship.
The Yellow Jackets are ranked 20th in the Lindy’s Sports Annuals and 23rd in the d3football.com (www.d3football.com) Division III Preseason National polls.
Leading the way for the team this season will be the return of 37 lettermen and 14 full-time starters.
BW opens its season on September 14 at Bluffton University. The Yellow Jackets open OAC play on September 21 versus Cleveland cross-town rival John Carroll University in the battle for the Cuyahoga Gold Bowl trophy at 6 p.m.
Players to Watch:
Josiah Holt, WR, Sr.
As a junior in 2012, Holt played his third season of football and earned his third varsity letter. He played in nine games, had a team high 41 catches for 642 yards and five TDs, ran the ball 36 times for 279 yards and two TDs and averaged 25.8 yards in 13 kickoff returns as teams tried to kick away from him. For his efforts, he was named as a first-team All-OAC selection.
Mike Stacchiotti, LB, Sr.
As a junior in 2012, Stacchiotti played his third season of football and earned his second varsity letter. He played in nine games, recording a team-high of 72 tackles, including 39 unassisted. He also recorded one sack, six tackles for loss and one forced fumble.
Men’s Soccer
The Yellow Jackets return 16 letterman and seven starters from the 2012 season. Head Coach Reid Ayers is the winningest coach in school history with 127 men’s soccer victories and 310 overall (men’s and women’s) entering the 2013 season.
BW’s first home game is September 11 versus Case Western Reserve University on Tressel Field at George Finnie Stadium at 7 p.m. The Yellow Jackets begin OAC play on October 5 against Otterbein University at The George Finnie Stadium at 3:30 p.m.
Players to Watch:
Michael Brennan, MF, Jr.
As a sophomore in 2012, Michael played in his second season of soccer and earned his second varsity letter. Michael saw action in all 17 games and started 14 games. He recorded 20 shots, 11 on frame, three of which found the back of the net. He also added an assist for a total of seven points.
Ben Deighton, MF, Jr.
As a sophomore in 2012, Ben appeared in 16 games, starting 15 of them. He scored 6 six goals and had three assists for a total of 15 points on the year.

Women’s Soccer

In 2012, BW produced a 12-3-4 overall and 6-2-1 OAC record. With a veteran squad back, including 21 letter winners, six All-OAC and five Academic All-OAC student athletes, Coach Ayers is expecting his team to again be better and continue to work toward its goal of winning the Ohio Athletic Conference championship.
The team’s first OAC match is at Otterbein University on Saturday, October 5th at 4:30 p.m.
Players to Watch:
Heather Keller, F, Sr.
As a junior in 2012-2013, Keller competed in her third season for BW. She earned her third varsity letter. She had 17 shots, ten on goal and scored one goal and had one assist.
Lindsey Mikula, MF, Sr.
As a junior in 2011-2012, Mikula competed in her third season of soccer and earned her third varsity letter. She started at the forward position and played in all 20 games this season. Mikula took 16 shots and was credited with one assist. She took the 2012-2013 season off and will return this fall in her final year of eligibility as a senior.

Men’s Tennis
Over the past two seasons, BW has compiled a 52-2 overall record. During that stretch, BW had a school-record 29 wins and a 29-match winning-streak during the 2011-2012 season. Last season, the Yellow Jackets added a 20-match winning-streak.
The Jackets open the 2013 Fall schedule when they play Penn State Behrend in Erie, Pennsylvania on the morning of Saturday, September 14 and then travel to Steubenville, Ohio to play Fransiscan University later that day. BW also will play at the Oberlin College and ITA Central Region tournaments in the fall. The winter/spring schedule begins in February with the annual Spring Break Trip taking place in Hilton Head, South Carolina in early March.
Player to Watch:
Kyle Patterson, Jr.
As a sophomore in 2012-2013, Patterson played his second season of tennis and earned his second varsity letter. He had a record 24-5 in singles play and 20-8 in doubles play for an overall record of 44-13. Individually, he earned second team All-OAC honors and was tabbed Academic All-OAC.

Women’s Tennis

The Yellow Jackets return five letter winners from last season. In the 2012-2013 season, BW finished with a record of 11-10 overall and 6-3 in the OAC.
The team will be competing in the 3-day Oberlin College Invitational from September 13-15 and compete at the annual ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Central Region Tournament at Depauw (Ind.) University from September 20-22.
Player to Watch:
Mackenzi Baker, So.
As a freshman in 2012-2013, Baker competed in her first season of tennis. She finished her first season as the No. 6 singles player with a record of 7-13 overall and 4-2 in the conference. She also played on the No. 2 doubles team with her sister, Morgan Baker, and finished 10-15 overall with a 5-3 record in the OAC. The duo ended their season by winning five of their last 10 games together.

Men’s Golf

The 2013-2014 Baldwin Wallace University men’s golf team will rely on seven returning players to compete for its first OAC title. They compete next at the OAC Fall Invitational on September 16.

Senior Chris Nader carded his best score of the season (77) last year at the Muskingum Invitational.
Senior Chris Nader carded his best score of the season (77) last year at the Muskingum Invitational.

Golfer to Watch:
Chris Nader, Sr.
As a junior in 2012-2013, Nader competed in his third season of golf for BW. In the fall, Nader competed in four tournaments and a total of seven rounds. He had a stroke average of 83.86. In the spring, he played in five tournaments for a total of nine rounds. He shot an average of 84 strokes per round and shot a season best 77 on day one of the Muskingum University Invitational. Nader is also an avid outdoorsman.

Women’s Golf

The Baldwin Wallace University women’s golf team is competing for its third Ohio Athletic Conference championship in the last five years this season. New Head Coach John Kapusta returns three two-time All-OAC players in seniors Emilee Woolf, Miranda Cunningham, and Rebecca Jones.
BW competes next at The College of Wooster on September 21-22.
Golfer to Watch:
Emilee Woolf, Sr.
As a junior in 2012-2013, Woolf played her third season of golf and earned her third letter. She tied her career-low with a 77 on the first day of the Allegheny (Pa.) Fall Invitational. She played in four fall tournaments and eight rounds and averaged 83.13 strokes per round. BW won two fall tournaments and had a 33-8 record. In the spring, Woolf tied her career-low twice with a 77 in the second round of the Ohio Wesleyan University Tournament. She played in all five tournaments and 7.5 rounds and averaged 83.33 strokes per round. Woolf was a first-team All-OAC choice for the third straight season.
Men’s Cross Country

The Yellow Jackets return eight letter winners and ten runners overall. BW competes next at the Otterbein Invitational on September 21. The 2013 OAC Championship Meet will be hosted by Otterbein University on November 2 at and the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Meet is November 16 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 2013 NCAA Division III National Championship Meet will be contested in Hanover, Ind. at on November 23.
Runner to Watch:
Greg Blevins, Jr.
As a sophomore in 2012-2013, Blevins competed in his second season of cross country and earned his second varsity letter. His best 8K finish came at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble where he finished 81st overall and was the second BW runner to cross the finish line in a time of 25:50.60. He also competed at the season ending Ohio Athletic Conference Championships where he placed 40th overall and third on BW with a mark of 27:02.9.

Women’s Cross Country
The 2013 Baldwin Wallace University women’s cross country team returns seven letter
winners and will seek to return to the top of the Ohio Athletic Conference standings this fall. They compete next at the Knight Invitational on September 14.
Runner to Watch:
Brooke Hradisky, Sr.
As a junior in 2012-2013, Hradisky ran her third season of cross country and earned her third varsity letter. She ran her season-best time of 23:50.60 at the Oberlin Inter-Regional meet where she had placed 118th out of 270 total runners. At the Ohio Athletic Conference Hradisky placed 48th out of 140 total runners with a time of 25:34.1.


The Baldwin Wallace University volleyball program has compiled a 50-39 record the past three seasons. This fall, Yellow Jacket veteran Head Coach Vicki Brault welcomes back 11 letter winners.
The Yellow Jackets open OAC play on Saturday, September 28 when they host Muskingum University.
Players to Watch:
Colleen Bonacci, MH, Sr.
As a junior in 2012, Colleen competed in her third year of volleyball. She played in 43 games as she recorded 91 kills, 10 digs, and 16 total blocks.