Walsh Jesuit senior Maddy Anzelc can add All-American to her growing list of accomplishments.
Anzelc, who helped Walsh win a Division I state championship Saturday, was selected to play in the first Girls High School All-American Game in Cary, N.C., at 2 p.m. on Dec. 7.
“Wow. It feels great,” Anzelc said.
“It is a compliment to be able to play in that game. We had a great run this year and won the state title and this is definitely positive feedback. Individually, to get picked for this game is phenomenal.”
Anzelc is one of 44 players from around the United States that has been selected to play in the event, which is being held the same weekend and in the same proximity as the women’s NCAA Division I College Cup. Each player is scheduled to arrive in Cary on Dec. 5 and attend the College Cup in addition to playing in the high school all-star game.
“Maddy has always cared so much about the history of our program and the girls that played before her,” Walsh coach Dino McIntyre said.
“I can’t think of anyone better representing those alumni. I am very proud that she is the one.”
Anzelc, who turned 17 on Sept. 8, played defender, midfielder and forward this season for the Warriors and led the team with 15 goals and 10 assists. She has a 4.1 cumulative grade-point average and is a University of Alabama recruit.
Strongsville senior Kelly Novak also was selected to play in the game and Mustangs coach Jon Felton was tabbed as a coach. Novak is a University of Kentucky recruit.
The All-American Game is sponsored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, Unitus sports, Adidas, Noxin Trucking and soccer.com.
Signing with Missouri
Walsh Jesuit junior Ty Shoaff committed to continue his baseball career at the University of Missouri.
Shoaff, a 6-foot-1, 215-pound left-handed pitcher, was an All-North Coast League second-team selection as a sophomore last season after posting a 4-0 record and a 2.84 ERA. Opponents batted .183 against him.
“Ty is a fierce competitor when he takes the mound, and he is a winner,” Walsh coach Chris Kaczmar said. “I admire so much his passion for the game, his passion for life and his commitment to his dream of playing professional baseball.
‘‘Being part of an elite-level baseball program in a conference such as the SEC is a tremendous opportunity, and it speaks volumes about the determination that this intense, skilled and humble young man possesses.”
Beaumont picks Ashland
Tallmadge senior Jason Beaumont will continue his baseball career at Ashland University.
“Jason is a hard-throwing 6-foot-4 and 230-pound right-hander pitcher that was 2-2 with one save last season,” Tallmadge coach Kenny Linn said. “He had a 3.10 ERA and struck out 25 in 29 innings.”
Beaumont also had offers from Lake Erie, Marietta and Ohio Northern.
Tallmadge finished as a Division II district runner-up last season to Archbishop Hoban.
The Ohio High School Volleyball Coaches Association will induct former Orrville coach Diane Shanklin into its hall of fame this weekend.
Shanklin coached for 33 years, all at Orrville, and accumulated a record of 518-227. She led the Red Riders to a Division III state championship in 2003 and a state semifinal appearance in 2004. Her teams won 28 sectional championships, 14 district titles and two regional titles.
She previously has been inducted into the hall of fame at Orrville (2003) and the Wayne County Hall of Fame (2004).
Shanklin will receive her plaque alongside her husband, Howard, and daughters, Samantha Kraft and Tiffany Warzynski, at the All-Ohio volleyball festivities at Wooster High School.
The banquet will be held Saturday and the state Divisions I, II, III and IV All-Ohio matches will take place Sunday.
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