By Bill Mayville, Special to the Northeast Ohio Media Group on August 29, 2014 11:15 p.m.


Name: Peyton Davis.paigedavis

School: Holy Name.

Year: Senior.

Height: 5-5.

Position: Forward.

College: Eastern Michigan.

What Peyton did last week: Had a hat trick in the Green Wave’s 6-3 win against Berea-Midpark on Saturday. One of her goals came off a free kick.

Three Questions with Peyton

Q: How has your senior season been going so far?

A: It’s been going really well. I see a lot of potential in my team this year. I’m hoping that our season — we’re only one game deep — but I think we’re going to do very well.

Q: What is the most fun part about the game of soccer?

A: The most fun thing is being on the field with my teammates like Caroline (Dreher) and Toni (Dickson), and just having fun out there, making good passes and having fun and scoring goals like this weekend. It was really awesome.

Q: Is there something people don’t know about you? Are you superstitious?

A: Actually, I am very superstitious. I wear the same headband every game. I usually don’t change up anything during the season. I wear the same outfit the entire season. I just do whatever because I don’t want any bad luck on the field.

– Tim Bielik


Heidelberg University  – Tuesday, September 9th, 9:30am

Ohio Dominican University – Thursday, September 11th, 10:00am

Cleveland State University – Friday, September 12th, 9:30am

University of Akron – Tuesday, September 16th, 11:00am

Case Western Reserve University – Wednesday, September 17th, 11:30am

Bowling Green State University – Wednesday, September 17th, 1:30pm



Youngstown State University – Wednesday, October 1st, 10:45am

The Cleveland Institute of Art – Thursday, October 2nd, 1:00pm

Washington and Jefferson College – Monday, October 6th, 1:0pm

St. Mary’s College-Indiana – Tuesday, October 7th, 9:15am

Capital University – Tuesday, October 7th, 11:30am

Allegheny College – Wednesday, October 8th,  10:15

Miami University – Friday, October 10th,  9:30am

College of Mount St. Joseph – Monday, October 13th, 8:30am

Canisius College – Friday, October 17th, 9:00am

Savannah College of Art and Design – Wednesday, October 22nd, 9:00am

Gannon University – Thursday, October 23rd,  9:30am

Western New England University – Thursday, October 23rd, 11:00am

Ohio Northern University – Wednesday, October 29th, 8:00am

Ohio University – Wednesday, October 29th, 10:30am



By Ryan Lewis, Northeast Ohio Media Group | August 20, 2014 10:45 a.m.


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Check out a preview of the North Coast League White Division for the 2014 football season, including predictions of the league race, top players and more.

North Coast League White Division

Cleveland.com projected finish (overall, league record in 2013)

Villa Angela-St. Joseph (11-2, 5-0)

Central Catholic (9-3, 4-1)

Holy Name (7-3, 3-2)

Saint Thomas Aquinas (7-3, 2-3)

Trinity (5-5, 1-4)

Warren John F. Kennedy (1-9, 0-5)

Preseason awards

Preseason offensive MVP:

Marvelle Ross, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, RB, Sr., 5-11, 170 pounds

Preseason defensive MVP:

Colin Costanzo, Holy Name, LB, Soph., 5-11, 185 pounds

Preseason most valuable lineman:

Kovas Kijauskas, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, OL, Sr., 6-5, 275 pounds

Other key players:

Brandon Brown, Central Catholic, WR, Sr., 6-1, 160 pounds

Michael Costanzo Jr., Trinity, LB, Jr., 5-10, 180 pounds

Brett Dawson, Trinity, WR, Sr., 5-10, 175 pounds

Nick DeMassimo, Trinity, LB, Soph., 5-10, 165 pounds

Brandon Green, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, WR, Sr., 5-11, 175 pounds

Marcel English, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, DL, Sr., 5-10, 195 pounds

Ty Hall, Central Catholic, CB, Sr., 5-9, 170 pounds

Dushawn Harris, Central Catholic, CB, Sr., 5-8, 160 pounds

Christian Klink, Holy Name, QB, Sr., 6-2, 215 pounds

Desmond Lundy, Central Catholic, QB, Sr., 5-8, 160 pounds

Isaiah Pope, Central Catholic, DT, Jr., 6-2, 280 pounds

Anthony Moeglin, St. Thomas Aquinas, QB, 6-1, 190 pounds

Mike Sabol, Holy Name, DL, Sr., 6-3, 220 pounds

Shakif Seymour, Holy Name, RB, Jr., 6-1, 210 pounds

Tre’Von Williams, Villa Angela-St. Joseph, QB, Sr., 6-4, 205 pounds

Eric Youngblood, Holy Name, OLB, Sr., 5-11, 190 pounds

Outlook: Villa Angela-St. Joseph returns arguably the division’s two most exciting players in Ross and Williams. The Vikings also bring the conference’s most experienced and perhaps the most talented offensive line to lead the way for an explosive backfield. The question mark at VASJ will be the defense, which is young. But the Vikings will be putting up points this season and have a favorable road schedule, as they get Central Catholic, St. Thomas Aquinas and Holy Name at home.

Central Catholic, last year’s division winner, will be looking to go through the air more, as Lundy, Brown and several other receivers return for the Ironmen. Central Catholic is also plenty motivated after a one-and-out postseason last year has been combined with the Ironmen being placed outside of the top-25 by multiple media outlets. Defensively, Central Catholic has a strong secondary, led by Hall and Harris.

Saint Thomas Aquinas returns Moeglin and several other members of a talented team from last season.

Holy Name has added Klink, a St. Ignatius transfer, at quarterback. And Seymour is still there at running back, creating a talented backfield. On defense, Costanzo will be asked to lead the defense as a sophomore. Holy Name coach Dan Wondolowski believes the Green Wave is ready to compete.

Trinity returns quarterback Kyle McSweeney from a team that lost several close games last season. Costanzo, who was hurt last year, returns to lead the offensive backfield at running back and anchor a young linebacking corps.

Warren John F. Kennedy returns quarterback Michael Roscoe from a team that won just two games last year.

Top three games:

November 1, Central Catholic at Villa Angela-St. Joseph

October 4, Holy Name at Villa Angela-St. Joseph

October 18, St. Thomas Aquinas at Central Catholic

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Holy Name High School | August 20, 2014

The Class of 2018 tackled their first day of classes at Holy Name on Wednesday. A huge welcome to all new students 
and welcome to Namer Nation. 

Holy Name High School | August 17, 2014

If you are using the Holy Name High School App for an iPhone or iPad you must update ASAP.

Here is what you need to do:

Delete the current app from your device. (Need help? CLICK HERE)

Go to the Apple App Store and search Holy Name High School 1.0 and download it.

(the link https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/holy-name-high-school-1.0/id906669735?mt=8)


Note, Android users do  not have to update.

Holy Name High School - Girls Soccer

By Tim Bielik, Northeast Ohio Media Group on August 15, 2014 noon

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The high school girls soccer season is underway with teams all throughout the state of Ohio plotting a course for Columbus Crew Stadium and the state championship games.

Here’s a look at the top storylines, teams and players to watch during the 2014 season.

Top storylines

Walsh Jesuit looks for a three-peat

The Warriors have proven they are the class of the State of Ohio in girls soccer. In 2013, Walsh Jesuit won back-to-back championships for the second time in school history. They have never won three straight, but have a strong chance to do so after graduating just four seniors from last season’s team and returning Halle Stelbasky. She was the team’s leading scorer in 2012, but missed all of 2013 due to an injury.

Rocky River tries to repeat

The Rocky River girls soccer team won the school’s first official OHSAA sanctioned state championship since 1927. Despite graduating several outstanding players including scorers Abby Elinsky and Grace Bennett, the Pirates will try to repeat. Sydney Hamker returns after scoring 12 goals, and Jillian Krebs will be a key playmaker after recording 28 assists as a junior. Eva Schneider is a three-time letter winner.

Strongsville starts a new era

Mustang fans will have to get used to seeing a new coach on the sidelines starting this season. Jon Felton resigned after 17 seasons in charge after leading Strongsville to four state championships. Todd Church takes over after being an assistant coach under Felton since 2005. Several seniors are gone including Kelly Novak, but the Mustangs are as good at reloading as anyone.

Hawken loaded up for redemption

The Hawks fell in the Division III championship game to Hamilton Badin on penalties, spoiling a chance at their first state championship. Hawken has the potential to get back to Columbus after graduating just two seniors, including Katherine Zalar. Anton Trifonovs is the new head coach this season, replacing Stan Shulman.

Will Holy Name take the next step?

New Holy Name coach Emily Balodis has quite a strong group of players returning to the team for their senior seasons. The Green Wave have three players committed to play Division I soccer following their senior seasons, including second team All-State midfielder Caroline Dreher and Cleveland State bound defender Toni Dickson, the team MVP from 2013.

Teams to watch

Archbishop Hoban: The Knights have gone to the regional semfiinals each of the last three years. Despite the graduation of some top seniors including Mykaela Zingale, Archbishop Hoban has a good group of juniors led by Ashley Dobbins that should help the Knights continue that run of success.

Hathaway Brown: The Blazers made it all the way to the final four in Division II last season before Rocky River knocked them off in the state semifinals. Getting back there will be tough because the team does not have any seniors this year.

Hawken: The Hawks fell just short of winning their first state championship in program history. With all but two players back from that team, Hawken has a strong chance to get back to Crew Stadium.

Holy Name: With three Division I bound players entering their senior years, the Green Wave will have a chance to compete for their first state title since 2006. New coach Emily Balodis was a member of that team.

Hudson: The Explorers have been strong in the past few years, and that should continue again this season. Junior Erin Torrence will be counted upon among others to help lead the way.

Magnificat: The Blue Streaks graduated their top two scorers after reaching the Division I state semifinals in 2013. Junior Alyssa Baumbick had 11 goals and 10 assists in 2013 and should be the go-to scorer for Magnificat.

Medina: The Bees have been among the most consistent programs throughout the last few years and should be strong once again, led by senior midfielder Bri Shingary, who was second team All-Ohio selection in Division I.

Rocky River: The Pirates ended their school’s 86-year championship drought. Despite losing a great amount of talent to graduation including 2013 cleveland.com Player of the Year Abby Elinsky, Rocky River should have the talent to challenge for another return trip to Crew Stadium.

Strongsville: New coach Todd Church will have some big shoes to fill after the resignation of Jon Felton. Despite graduating Kelly Novak and several talented seniors, the Mustangs should be in good shape led by Akron recruit Rachel Schirripa.

Walsh Jesuit: The Warriors only lost four seniors from an undefeated state championship team. They also lost Halle Stelbasky, the team’s leading scorer from 2012, before the 2013 season started. She is back and healthy, according to head coach Dino McIntyre.

By Ryan Lewis, Northeast Ohio Media Group on August 15, 2014 4:15 p.m.

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – Check out a preview of the Holy Name football team as it enters the 2014 season, which begins at home against Brecksville-Broadview Heights Aug. 29.

5 keys for making the playoffs

New guy on campus – Holy Name will be led at quarterback this season by transfer Christian Klink. Klink, a senior, transferred from St. Ignatius in the middle of last season and will now be eligible to play for Holy Name week 1. Holy Name coach Dan Wondolowski said that all kids have ups and downs in camp, but that Klink is coming along nicely. While he didn’t play at all last season for the Green Wave, being able to meet the coaching staff nearly a full 12 months before this year’s season opener has helped him grasp the offense.

Give it to Fish – The known commodity to the Holy Name offense is junior running back Shakif “Fish” Seymour, who provides some protection for Klink as he progresses under center. Last season Seymour ran for just under 1,000 yards and 16 touchdowns, and was a first-team all-conference selection. Repeating that production—or topping it—would give Holy Name a powerful running game.

Staying balanced – Wondolowski expects the Green Wave’s offense to be much more balanced than it was last year, thanks to Seymour’s prowess in the backfield and the expected boost to the passing game with Klink and four returning senior wide receivers, led by Dean Cassell, a second-team all-conference selection. As far as making sure everyone has the proper amount of touches, Wondolowski said, “It’s a good problem to have.”

Young leader – The defense is led by sophomore Colin Costanzo, who was thrust into a starting role early his freshman year and delivered. Due to injuries to several linebackers, Costanzo grabbed hold of a starting role in week 4 and went on to total 120 tackles and three sacks en route to being named to the NCL’s second team. Now a sophomore, he’s being given senior-like responsibilities.

Front seven – Holy Name is counting on its front seven to carry the defense this year, led by Costanzo and senior Eric Youngblood at linebacker and seniors Mike Sabol, John Serna and Devon Ventura along the defensive line. There’s plenty of experience there, as Sabol and Youngblood each have three years of varsity football under their belts while Serna and Ventura each have two.

More about Holy Name

2014 schedule

OHSAA Division, region: Division IV, Region 11

Conference: North Coast League, White Division

2013 record: 4-6

Coach: Dan Wondolowski

Coach’s record at school: 4-6

Coach’s career record: 4-6

5 key offensive players:

Dean Cassell, WR, Sr., 5-10, 170 pounds

Jim Graziolli, WR, Sr., 6-0, 180 pounds

Shakif Seymour, RB, Jr., 6-1, 210 pounds

Dean Supelak, WR, Sr., 6-1, 175 pounds

Mickey Williams, WR., Sr., 5-10, 165 pounds

5 key defensive players:

Colin Costanzo, LB, soph., 5-11, 185 pounds

Mike Sabol, DL, Sr., 6-3, 220 pounds

Devon Ventura, DL, Sr., 6-0, 235 pounds

John Serna, DL, Sr., 5-11, 220 pounds

Eric Youngblood, OLB, Sr., 5-11, 190 pounds

Newcomers to watch:

Christian Klink, QB, Sr., 6-2, 215 pounds

Jake Stolar, RB/DB, Soph., 5-11, 155 pounds

Zach Sabota, RB/LB, Soph., 5-10, 190 pounds

Nick Jablonski, WR, Soph., 5-9, 155 pounds

Tyler Poff, OL/DL, Soph., 6-3, 235 pounds

Matt Hurst, OL/DL, Soph., 6-0, 215 pounds

Karl Primous, OL/DL, Soph., 5-10, 240 pounds

Sean Halloran, OL/DL, Jr., 5-11, 185 pounds

Shane Welsh, OLB, Jr., 5-11, 175 pounds

Key stats from 2013: Seymour, 127 carries, 933 yards (7.3 ypc), 16 touchdowns. Costanzo, 120 total tackles, three tackles for a loss, three sacks.

Maureen Sico, Parent Reporter | August 14, 2014

Holy Name High School Golf

The Green Wave Golf Team finished 2nd, and received medals for their efforts during a rainy day at the Keystone Invitational.

The HN Greenwave team shot a 346, which isn’t their best showing as a team … but considering a 6a start to the day, rainy conditions and a tough course … their talent was truly measured and showcased.

The match was played at Grey Hawk in LaGrange Ohio. The team was lead by Josh Redhouse 82, Luke Vollman 86, Jacob Burden 87, Evan Sico 91, and Kyle Nekoloff 92.

Holy Name High School Class of 1968 graduate, John Banaszak, gives the 2014 graduates an inspirational Commencement Address.

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Class of 2015 College QuickStart

Join us as we prepare to kick off the college search and application process!

When: Tuesday August 12, 2014 – 10:00am to Noon

Who: All students in the Class of 2015

The Guidance Department will be on hand to work with students on the following College Application Essentials: 

Creating your Common Application Account

Utilizing Naviance Family Connection in the college application process

Creating a resume

Requesting letters of recommendation

and more…

All students must RSVP by August 8th to