WASHINGTON, Pa. - With NFL Commissioner (and Washington & Jefferson alumnus) Roger Goodell on hand to cheer them on, B.J. Monacelli (Cassadaga Valley/Cassadaga) and Shane Smith (Fredonia/Fredonia) led the Presidents to a 40-14 rout of Saint Vincent on Homecoming Saturday.
Smith, a sophomore quarterback, racked up 115 yards on 17 carries with a touchdown, which came on a drive in which he accounted for 68 of the Presidents' 85 yards to give Washington and Jefferson a 38-14 lead with 33 seconds remaining in the third quarter.
Earlier, Smith, following a 37-yard kickoff return by Monacelli, fired his first career touchdown pass from 32 yards out to cap a quick, four-play drive.
Monacelli, meanwhile, made eight tackles, including six solo tackles, and broke up a pair of passes in the victory.
The junior defensive back currently leads the team in interceptions (2), passes broken up (9) and passes defended (11), and is fifth in tackles with 42.
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Michelle Nagle (Randolph/Randolph), an outside hitter for Genesee Community College, was selected the Cougars' athlete of the week after being named to the Western New York Athletic Conference All-Tournament team this past weekend.
Nagle, a member of the state champion and state runnerup Randolph volleyball team in 2010 and 2011, respectively, entered the weekend with 182 kills, 59 digs and 34 blocks.
Three days after the WNYAC Tournament, Nagle and her teammates captured the NJCAA Region 3 Division II title with a victory over Mercyhurst Northeast in straight sets.
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Jeff Green (Southwestern/Lakewood) excelled in his first dual swim meet for Nazareth College as the freshman captured both the 1-meter diving and 3-meter diving events to lead the Golden Flyers against host Alfred University.
Green won the 1-meter diving competition with 199 points and tallied 223.80 points to win the 3-meter diving competition.
Also taking part in the event, for the Nazareth College women's team, was Gabby Gedz (Frewsburg/Jamestown), who took fifth in the 500 freestyle and was a part of the third-place finishing 200 freestyle relay squad.
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Lauren Caldwell (Jamestown/Jame-stown) posted a pair of second-place finishes in the first official swimming and diving meet for St. Bonaventure recently.
Squaring off against the University of Pittsburgh, the sophomore hit the wall second in 58.89 in the 100-yard butterfly and then touched in 2:09.79 in the 200-yard individual medley.
Caldwell will be back in action on Friday against Canisius.
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Former Cassadaga Valley Central School graduate and three-time New York State Public High School Athletic Association state tournament placewinner Jim Beichner is entering his 19th season as the Buffalo Bulls head wrestling coach.
Over that span, Beichner took a program that had just six wins in the four years before his arrival to 50 within his first five seasons at the helm. The Bulls have gone 151-120-4 during his tenure, and Beichner has coached 43 wrestlers at the NCAA Championships and seven to the 100-win plateau.
Beichner was named the Coach of the Year for both the New York State Division 1 and East Coast Wrestling Association.
This season, Beichner's Bulls were ranked fourth in the Mid-American Conference preseason poll. The season begins with the UB Invite on Nov. 4.