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Robert F | Drinan, former Congressman from Massachusetts, will be the jj commencement speaker for the 53rd graduation exercises scheduled for May 31.2 Drinan is a Jesuit priest and a lawyer who was elected to the U S. House of Representatives in 1971, His current legal and congressional jj affiliations include membership Jon the Executive Committees in Environmental Study! Conferences, House Democratic Study Group, add the Congress for Peace through Law. He is also the Vice-President of the Americans for Democratic ActionJ and is the founder of the National Interreligious ITask Force on Soviet Jewry, j £ i w Drinan entered the Society of Jesus in 1942 and was ordained a .Jesuit Priest in 1953. He received his LL.M in 1950 from Georgetown University Law Center, in Washington D.C..|5S Drinan has received honors from? Villanova ; University jn Philadelphia, Syracuse University in New York, and many others. He has published several books and articles pertaining to law and civil rights. From 1967 to 1970 he was the Editor-in-Chief J of the /'Family Law Quarterly" a publication of the American Bar Association. Drinan was Dean. Professor of criminal law, and director of church and state relations at Boston College Law School from 1956 to 1970. .7


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Kubiak Attends Clean-Air Seminar; Lobbys For Act In Washington 1
•History professor, Richard done every three years according tabiaf^rtlr attend artJIean-AIr Wlaw^* ™ '^^^^^^^^^^* Act seminar and lobby for the act Act to ensure protection of the enin Washington, D.C. March 6-9. vironment. Kubiak stated that The National Wildlife Federa- the environmentalists fear^the tion invited Kubiak to participate Kubiak, who is also president of in the seminar which will consist the Erie County Council of Sportof a coalition of environmental smen, said, ''We're in for perhaps groups including the Audubon the worst decade environmentaland Alaska Lands societies, said ly that we've seen v in modern Kubiak. The purpose of the history." ^$ seminar will be to up-date the The 'environmental groups Clean-Air Act which must be want to maintain the Clean-Air Reagan Republicans will discontinue the act in order" to assist industries. j !&'< s* Kubiak will lobby on Capitol Hill on Monday, March 9, and plans to speak with Congressman Marc Lincoln Marks, Senator John Heinz, and Senator Arlen Specter concerning provisions of the Clean-Air Act. The instructor has previously been involved with other en-' vironmental \ protection issues such as the proposed steel mill for 'Erie .j County, drilling for natural gas and oil in Lake Erie, and the P e n e l e c Power generating station in the Lake City area. J*-

Jones To Take Over Dance; Department Advertises For Director
Mr. Lawrence Jones, Artistic Director of the Dance Theatre of J Erie, will take over the direction of the Mercyhurst College Dance Department for the Spring Term. This interim appointment comes as a result of the resignations two weeks ago of Dr. Magda Saleh and Mr. Fridrikh Begelmakher, effective the end of Winter Term. Mr. Jones ha? been with the Dance Theatre of Erie for the past several years and was formerly director of the Erie Civic Ballet. The long-term goal of the Administration is to stabilize the Dance Department and to name a permanent director starting Fall Term. Mr. Jones is a serious candidate for that permanent position. Advertisements for the director's job, however, will go out soon.

Garpe Diem Society Proposes Loan Fund For Students
The Carpe Diem Society is considering the adoption to develop a loan* fund for Mercyhurst students. 3 The loan fund will be available to Mercyhurst students who need loans ranging from $100 to $1,000. The interest rate will only be two or three percent, payable over a certain amount of months or years, depending on the amount of money borrowed. ^ I "The loan was recommended by the college to the Carpe Diem Society," commented President William Garvey, "as a project to help our students." , It will be at least two years before the capital can bulla, and the program can begin, explained Garvey. The Carpe Diem Society will consider the loan fund at its April meeting. £§

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Benzel Resigns
Director of Admissions, Karen Schultz Benzel, has submitted her resignation to President William Garvey. The resignation will become effective June 30. ^ * "I've enjoyed my years at Mercyhurst very much," said Benzel, who also stated that the decision to resign was a personal one "to 1 make a chance in my life's direction.' Benzel has Been associated with the admissions office for the past six years and has been its director for the last four years. She graduated from Mercyhurst in 1975 and was the recipient of the Carpe Diem award, the highest student honor given by the college.


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The following editorial is partially reprinted from Erie TimesNews Sports Editor Jack Polancy's March 1 column. It is reprinted in an effort to bring an issue that went outside the gates back inside them. f§ Apparently a student (or students) were attempting to "go over the college's head" by addressing the football issue, disguised as the recent basketball decision, to the Erie-Times. Here is the result. 'j*£ 5 JJDear Mr. Polancy: \y?" I am a. student at Mercy hurst College, therefore I do not want my name used. I am not a fan of Dan O'Connor. I did not like bis yelling at the players when they came to the bench during a game, I did |p not care for much of his coaching strategy and I don't feel he was a good recruiter. At the same time I am not a fan of the people who ' run things at Mercyhurst College either. §j | Those people are now talking aft out spending thousands pf dollars for a football team the students aren't even interested. If they would put that money into the basketball program instead, think how much better it would be for the new head. basketball coach. He could use that money in'recruiting and bring in the 4 talent necessary to produce a winner. Not Just a 14-12 winner, either, but one that; would produce 20 victories each season. Tell the Mercyhurst school officials that they probably did right in firing O'Connor, but they won't be doing right by the new coach unless they give -him the same kind of financial backing they have announced for the proposed football program. A Concerned Mercyhurst Student Concerned, you've already told them. However, there is one thing I'd like to know. How many are there of you "concerned students" a few or a lot? I imagine the powers-that-be at the 'Hunt would also like to know the answer to that question." I felt that letter cheated the student body at Mercyhurst because it did not truly represent us. For this reason, I sent the following reply to Mr. Polancy and now present it to you. j « . Dear Mr. Polancy, . . . Let me point out that the letter you received was a thinly disguised attempt to address the football situation via the recent decision on basketball. I would like very much to clarify points raised in the letter and comment. The "powers that be" at Mercyhurst College are aware of the student opinion on the subject. When an Athletic Task Force was formed to consider a football program, these powers included three student representatives. As far as I know this was

done as a matter of course; no one in authority needed their arm twisted. This is iimportant because students (through representation) were provided with a part tin the decisionmaking process jw On January 16 the MERCIAD (the college newspaper) conducted a survey to determine student opinion on the football issue. A stratified sampling of oncampus residents was randomly selected to participate in £ the survey. Seventy-nine percent of the 100 students interviewed supported; the recommendation by the task force to implement a Division III football team at Mercyhurst. In attempt to get a fair representative opinion. The survey used a sixty female to forty male ratio (reflecting our current enrollment status as accurately as possible). fOnly twenty-one percent of those surveyed did not support the recommendation at that time. The student government was also involved in gathering student opinion on football. In early February they conducted a verbal survey, which included commuters as well as resident students. Of the 258 surveyed, 136, or S3 per cent supported the implementation of a team in 1981. One-hundred and eight, or 42 per cent feel 1982 would make for a better season. Therefore, twohundred and forty four, or 94 per cent expressed some sort of favorable; response to football. Fourteen or 5.42 per cent remained indifferent. The results of these surveys are available to the administration. In fact, the administration is well aware of these results already. They are also aware of a student petition^ which advocated postponing the program for one year to prevent hasty decisions. In conclusion, I would like to add that any student who would take advantage of the delicate and emotional decision to release our basketball coach, in order to perpetrate what is f obviously their own! personal vendetta against the football program, Is not very admirable. Please bear in mind that in no way can that or any one letter accurately .express a representative opinion of our student body. Precisely because I am a concerned Mercyhurst student, I have no wish to hide my identity. Sincerely, Rebecca L. Martin Editor-in-Chief, The MERCIAD Students at this college must question the motives of the anonymous letter writer. Did she/he attend an open forum or student government meeting? Did she/he sign the petition? Write a letter to the campus newspaper? (no). Unless an effort was made to follow these avenues, how valid is a*complaint, especially when no responsibility is taken by claiming that complaint through a


signature? * ; As a .member of the Mer• cyhurst Community, one can't help but hope that some effort is made to deal with similar issues more responsibly and less clandestinely. j


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Faculty Focus Features Benekos
Random notes . . . and juniors. That's not asking for U.A This is the time where we see too much.iy long lines forming from various H A local wag on campus made a offices on the first floor of Old comment to me recently about an Main. 'Students- are in the item that appeared in this business office getting things paper's column "That's Barely squared away, while others are in Credible" a few weeks ago. Hie the registrar's office getting the item I refer to is one that quescourses they want for next term. tioned the integrity of intramural Well, perhaps^not getting all basketball referees who play in the courses they want, but that the same league as the games happens in any college, whether they officiate. This person asked the enrollment is 500 or 50.000. me whether -the intramural That cannot be eliminated. What organization should enlist the sercan be eliminated are abuses of vices of someone else, such as a the registration system. I've been blind person or two. The point is at Mercyhurst less than one year, well taken when one considers but I've already heard of many that there just aren't that many instances" involving fstudents people around interested in doing registering before their initial such a job. In many instances, alloted registration time, e- • there are more officiating spots than there are officials. And, as a One instance in particular participant in the program, I points out the flaws in the present would just like to add that, from system. This one instance in- what J I've? seen, the student volves a student whom I am ad- referees do as good of a job as you visor to. This student, who is a could ask from students ofsophomore,!came to my office ficiating their peers .W jf%g? Tuesday morning \ at approx- & The jury is still out on the Punximately 8:45 to tell me that one of utawney Phil vs. Buckeye Chuck the courses that we had decided saga. Let's use this time to bring upon was closed. This in itself is you up to'date on the official not anyone's fault. However, this groundhog circuit rules. Groundstudent has a roommate who is nog day is F e b r u a r y 2; also a sophomore. Sophomores therefore, two weeks past that are supposedly not allowed to date is February 16, and six register until a certain time. This weeks past that date is March 16 certain time, tin the case of (except leap years, then the sixsophomores; registering for Spr- week date is March 15). March 16 ing Term, began Tuesday morn- is the magical date this,year. As ing at 8:30. This advisee informed far as what winter weather is (for me that the roommate previous- the purposes, of deciding which ly nmHHWifca wa£*?rbTe to regfstef grounanog is~TightT^ sucn for the same course during the weather is said to be consisting time normally reserved for of any snowfall that could be callseniors and juniors. Apparently ed heavy, accompanied by belowthe * sophomore was able to freezing temperatures and £ a register with the seniors and steady air flow (source: Marquis juniors because this person was of Queensbury rules on Groundfriends with a worker in the hog day Judging procedures). registrar's office. | All this means that, barring any I can trust the word of my ad- sudden influx of winter weather visee, and this is not the only such in the next 10 days, the upstart instance I am aware of. All I'm Buckeye Chuck will have pulled saying here is that when it says off the biggest upset ever seen in registration for • seniors a nd groundhog annate. Phil will have juniors, the only students that to be declared a loser. Stay should be registered are seniors tuned I. X... By Jane Ebert j gj I I sylvania Department of Justice "I always hate him during the in both the bureau of corrections term, but I like him alot because and community services division. of what I've learned." "Him" is Mr.'Peter J. Benekos, assistant 5 While working in the bureau of professor of Criminal Justice and corrections, Benekos stated that director of the Corrections Pro- he was "most proud" of the leargram. The quote was taken from ning Resource Center he helped a student who Benekos has taught develop. He said that, "The throughout his 2% years here at Resource Center was the first in Mercyhurst College, ffica | the state that involved hard work Mr. Benekos is a 1974 graduate for the prisoners," and the center of the University of Cincinnati allowed the prisoners, "to go on j 8 and is a native of Franklin, Pa. their own." Benekos is involved with the In a recent| interview with Benekos, he expressed his feel- self study for accreditation proings toward teaching and talked gram of criminal justice here on of some of? his main ac- campus. He said the program is a complishments. "Teaching sis "volunteer effort to help state very demanding," Benekos parolees." Benekos also served as chairstated. He is, "concerned about offering students the best educa- man for the Erie County Prison tion possible and preparing them Advisory Committee. He said to go out and do the kind of things that, "serving on the committee was a most interesting exthey'll be doing."; f When asked about his classes perience as well as a learning exhe responded, "I think I enjoy perience for me." Among his favorite hobbies are them all."? W wf ?' In the past, Benekos has done sailing and skiing. Benekos said much work with ^probation, he is, "looking forward to f parolement, and prison advisory sailing." * j r committees.} # f f t 1 * Concerning the Criminal £ Benekos worked with the Penn- Justice program here at MerO


cyhurst, Benekos reflected, "I think the program here has undergone changes in the last couple of years and will continue to change." * & His goal is to "offer the kind of •education and training that will provide and help the individual to function better." .§£ i "I think the program is good and is going to get better."
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Rape Crisis Center Sponsors Show; Asks For Student Help In Fund-Raiser
Erie's Rape Crisis Center is looking for volunteers,to work and participate in an upcoming talent show fund raiser. The Spring talent showcase will be held at the Warner Theatre on May 9. Joan Martin, director and founder of the Center, says that such fund raisers are imperative for the center's survival. "We need these volunteer projects to keep alive until* the center receives a regular funding program," she said. She asks that any students wishing to get involved with the fund raiser contacts her at the center. f Mercy hurst's Director of Housing Phyllis Aiello, recently appointed to the Rape Crisis Board, noted that the 'Hurst Theatre department is gathering together some Mercyhurst talents for the program. ? Rape Crisis provides free services for rape victims and their families. For these purposes, the center is also looking for volunteer counselors. Martin says counselors must be 21 years of age. "The center provides a 100-hour training program for these positions and volunteers work at the center for at least one year."i ^ Presently three Mercyhurst people here. * are always very people I are counselors at 2 the helpful." f p | f center. They are Da mien Schmidt, Tim Weeks and Shirley Those who would like more inStebbell. £? J formation on volunteering for the Martin is a 1976 Law Enforce- Spring talent show or the counselment, Graduate^ of Mercyhurst, ing program may call the Rape "Mercyhurst is my home away Crisis Center at 868-0314. Tickets from home," she says, "and the for the show are $10 per person.

Wilbur Milk To Speak
Mercyhurst's Student Activities Committee will present a talk hy Wilber D. Mills on Friday, March 6. Mills has represented the 2nd Congressional District of Arkansas on Capitol Hill for 38 years. During his careers, he was one of the most powerful men in congressional history. As former Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mills had sole control in drafting complicated tax law bills (the Ways and Means Committee has jurisdiction over all tax legislation). £ As the structure of the committee changed and Mills began to lose power with the addition of subcommittees, it became apparent that the congressman had a problem with alcohol. In 1974, he was involved in what Washington felt was a scandalous incident. He then resigned his chairmanship and entered a hospital for treatment of alcoholism. *\ •-. Having retired from politics in 1976, Mills now is practicing law in Washington, DC. I His presentation will be held in Zurn Recital Hall at 8 pm. Admission is free to the Mercyhurst Community and $1.00 to the public. J§£.

Natalie Ross To Star In "Belle Of Amherst
The Mercyhurst Little Theatre is featuring New York actress Natalie Ross in a one-woman show this weekend. The show is "The Belle of Amherst," play by William Luce based on the life and writings of Emily Dickinson. J J& £ In this tribute to the American poet, Miss Ross assumes the role of Emily Elizabeth Dickinson as she talks about and re-enacts the various stages of her life. As the woman who never left home, Miss Dickinson converses with the audience. She shares her poems, her feelings and even a recipe for her favorite dessert. < ^ The poetess talks about her family life, her loves and the people in town who believe she is eccentric. 3 ? €f \ ^ The challenge facing Miss Ross is to bring to life one of America's most interesting figures and her literary works. The show is being presented by the theatre department in co-operation with the actor's Equity union 2 **&. Wt There will only be four performances, on March 5, 6, 7 with a matinee on Sunday at 2:30. The curtain will rise at 8:00 p.m.

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by Jane Ebert* Sister Mary Teresa and Captain Charles McCurdy will be honored " for their work with young people when Mercyhurst College presents its annual criminal justice awards in April. Sister Mary Teresa is director of the Gannondale School for Girls? and Captain McCurdy is head of the Erie Police Department's juvenile division. In a recent interview with Captain McCurdy, he expressed his feelings toward receiving the honor. "I can't express how happy I am to receive such an award," he said.

Captain McCurdy has worked with the Erie Police Department for over 27 years. "I have always catered to Mercyhurst students in doing their internships with the department." He added that he has "always been pleased with the students." J f | When asked how she felt about the award, Sister Mary Teresa responded, "I was extraordinarily surprised, humbled and at the same time deeply honored that they consider me." Sister Mary Teresa has worked for Gannondale for almost 39 years. I've only been doing it for one person and that's the Man Upstairs.'

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Student Government Votes To Reorganize Radio Club
Mercyhurst Student Government voted to recognize the Radio Club as a campus organization at the March 2 meeting. Then.MSG President Tim Seltzer announced that Mercyhurst will be sending a student representative to the conference of Coalition of Pennsylvania University Students. The conference will deal with President Reagan's financial aid cutbacks for the 1981-82 academic year. *• ? J Next, Student Activities Committee chairman, Rich Lanzillo announced that Wilbur Mills will speak Friday, March 6, at 8:00 p.m. in Zurn Recital Hall, as a part of the College Lecture Series, A semi-complete Spring Term Activities calendar was presented. There will be at least two get-togethers at the Polish Falcons, a picnic at Presque Isle.a campus Center Dance and two bands in the Grotto. Activity Day is scheduled for May 12. In new business it was announced that the Egan Scholars will present Alexsander Zogov, councilor in the Soviet Embassy, who will give a lecture on foreign affairs on March 26 at 7:30 pm. Tim Seltzer, MSG President announced that there will be no meeting on Monday, March 9. The first Meeting of spring term will be Monday, March 23. * ^

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MiriamjMashank, director of developmental Jfeducation and freshmen studies, has created a Freshman Council this school year. She stated that the purpose of the council is "to provide me with feedback and input directly from freshmen at Mercyhurst College." £:S^ By learning the needs of new freshmen, Mashank hopes to alleviate some of the confusion incoming freshmen face. "We

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will make some meaningful The council also suggested that changes if at all possible." U Mashank said that the council the activity programs and stumembers were selected from the dent services be explained more thoroughly to the freshmen. mentoring groups.: The council The council members are meets several times each term. thinking about writing student-topSo far, suggestions have been student letters, introducing made regarding orientation. themselves, and generally helpMashank said that the council ing the incoming freshmen to feel would like? to be involved ^and more at home. trs?* > > meet some of the freshmen per- V Donna Satmary, one of the new sonally during the summer. council members said, "I think it's a terrific idea. The council will give the administration some input on the freshman experience right from those of us who are freshmen." A i Mashank said she's excited :-_, Phyllis Aiello, director of safety, said the campus buildings are about working so directly with properly alarmed in case of a fire in a recent interview. the students. I find the meeting She explained that the college contracts The Avance Protection refreshing, stimulating, and fillService to maintain the fire alarms and smoke detectors which are in all campus dormitories. Also, fire extinguishers and fire hoses, ed with many excellent ideas, which are located through the college buildings, are inspected monmost of which s we can implethly. Howeverfbuildings such as Old MaftlfZarnf and Weber Hall ment," she added. "This council* do not have smoke detectors, instead they have the pull alarm will be very helpful to me as we system. * 3i * * i fe: plan the freshmen experience.'

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The average time for evacuation of the dorms in an emergency is at two minutes which is acceptable to Aiello. In the event of an emergency, #ie residence assistants- primary responsibility is to get the people out of the dorm. They are told fa check the rooms, if necessary to open the door and check the room for students she said, f i ' W Sources at McAuley Hall said that some students tend to lock the door and ignore the alarm. Aiello said that this is a violation of the dormitory rules and will be dealt with by disciplinary action, if discovered. 1 * She added that if any of the dorms were on fire the alarm automatically signals a computer at the Avance Protection Services office. The Fire Department is then6called and five fire trucks will respond to the college. f^ "?-

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In order to begin a summer residential academic program for high school students, Mercvhurst College students are needed as special resident assistants for the program. aG fe^B^ According to Dr. Lewis Lutton, professor of Biology, the responsibilities for these positions will be much the same as a regular R.A. Lutton stated that the R.A.s will also be expected to assist in some activities, on and off campus, associated with this program. rig Students who are chosen for the R. A. positions will have the opportunity to take a summer school course at no charge. The R.A.s will also receive full room and board. Interested students may obtain an application from Lewis Lutton, 112 Zurn, and return it to him by the end of Winter Term. v The number of positions available, according to Lutton, will remain contingent upon the number of residential high school students accepted into the program. *-"' '•• •• ^ O £

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The D'Angelo School of Music recently received a check from the Erie Community Foundation sponsored by Clarence Beyers of Erie. This gift is for a music scholarship and will providefouryears of full tuition to one student. J The Clarence Beyers Scholarship will be awarded in September of 1981 based upon a competitive audition. It will be renewable over a four-year period by completing course requirements and maintaining a 3.5 average in music. t i&& "A recommendation came from Dr. D'Angelo," stated Beyers, "to give me music scholarship to Mercyhurst College." J In addition to this new scholarship, $25,000 is awarded annually through the School of Music for full or partial tuitions. Y | The D'Angelo School offers the Bachelor of Music degree in music and Music Education. * * The Beyers Scholarship will be awarded to a talented student based upon a competitive audition in the field of piano, strings, organ, voice, woodwinds, brass, composition or theory. $ V'l think it was a good idea to give the music scholarship to Mercyhurst," said Beyers, "now the college can really get started in the music program." «£«• ?• ' -J 'J?c,?J& «iw& im

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Men's Basketball

Season Brightened By Brown Despite 10-16 Record jPH^ff
Some say the Lakers drowned an interception with only l: 08 re- 66-61. | I JJBgBjH J in Lake Erie; others say the maining. Blackwell and BirTwo other victories round out schedule was too tough; and chard, garnering; 14 points the Laker win column: Slippery others have remarked that the apiece, led the scoring in the 72-71 Rock waslcrushed 81-66 and program, as is,lis not strong triumph. s/^ Wheeling was destroyed 93-68. enough to compete at such a high Sometimes, particularly when But there were defeats; and the level as the NCAA div.II. But defeat is imminent, a coach is losses seemed to lump out of the whichever way one looks at the able to find a lot of court time for schedule like fish out of Lake results of the ,10-16 season, one his back up players. For Mercy- Erie. W& * | must refer to a young man called hurst. • the seldom-used Billy Pitt-Johnstown, Central State, Danny Brown who wrote his Hall was 17 point high scorer in and Point Park each clobbered name in records books and added the 93-65 Central State defeat, the Blue and Green twice; and color and flair to a not-much- and then the guard from Oil City out of the defeats not mentioned more-than miserable year. became an intergral part of the thus far, Behrend, Buff; State, Among the highlights of mainstays in the f remaining Clarion, Edinboro, Indiana, nd St. Vincent, each turned the * '> "Downtown" Danny's last cam- games. paign was his leadership in a Sophomores, Darrell Grafius, Lakers around once, s i s ? scintillating victory over local Tom Frank, and Nate Morgan A new season will bring a new rival Gannon University, 59-58. each | gained some important coach. Dan O'Connor dedicated With eight seconds remaining in playing time this year and should three long years to Mercyhurst's the game, Danny lobbed in one of now have earned enough ex- basketball program in the his special ceiling-teasers to give perience to master the boards in capacity of head coach. O'ConJ the Laurels of this annual barn- the next campaign. nor's three year record was 86-46, burner to the 'Hurst. In the Audi Freshmen Eric Peek and Mar- commencing with a 15-12 chart, game, Brown was part of a team vin Williams have bothj been then an 11-8 record and now 10-16. that outfoxed the coach who credited to have the talent.to "The search for a new coach recruited him to the school-on- become Ail-Americans. And will take at least a month." the-hill, Dick Fox. "That's what there were moments this season remarked Dr. Michael J. Cusack, seniors are for," remarked the whe the duo showedflashesthat director of physical development ex-Laker mentor, "to put the ball this dream could come true one and athletics. "Advertisements in the bucket when it most counts. day. However, freshman status have been place both locally and Danny destroyed us!"" he limited their playing time this nationally and it is hoped that the continued. year. Nevertheless, much is ex- successful applicant will be announced in early {April," conBut Danny was active in defeat pected from them in 1981-82. m | Proving that Erie area basket- tinued Cusack. as well as v i c t o r y . At Westminster, for instance, he ball is a bonanza for the local • Next year's campaign may dazzled the fans with some amaz- fans, the 'Hurst won three out of seem a long time away, jj but ing shots as the Lakers went five of its closest games against basketball is an all year round down 86-78 in overtime. The local teams. Tripping both sport. Outside the regular season Zany*Brown earned a standing Behrend and Gannon by identical a lot has to be done, conditioning, ovation when he fouled out of the scores (59-58) was a treat for the recruiting, scouting and planning game . . . he had the fans shriek- spectators and then, of course, for example. And two enteringA with delight stated the there was the Alliance one point rising young men will no longer a part of the Laker* program':'* Newcastle" Nfiws arrer trie IflSS. win. a Mercyhurst's lone senior On a trip to the "Big Apple" the But Mercyhurst's two Dan's will entered third position on the All- Lakers fell to New York Tech become legends at The 'Hurst. Time Scoring Chart with 1021 78-64, but bounced back a day Danny B's bombs from ha If court points - an 11.7 career average. later to conquer Old Westbury by and Danny O's unyielding dedicaAlso, Danny earned the most con- a single point, fin the f long- tion in search of class and victory secutive games played record; forgotten Hartwick tourney will not be forgotten. The Merstreaking 82 games from 11-28-78 O'Connor's men slipped by the ciad extends its wish for conU.S. Merchant Marine 80-78, but tinued successful careers for both to 2-23-81. * Following his graduation in lost to the host team in the final Dan Brown and Dan O'Connor. May, "Downtown plans either to accept a "tempting offer" to ilay ball in South America or to Ink up with the family restaurant business in Los Angeles. One man who is not considering these two exotic choices is Greg Becker. The Cumberland, Md., native-was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 268 loose balls RACE DATE OPPONENT LEAVE MERCYHURST SRETURN HOME for a 10.3 average. Becker was the number one 'Hurst man on Saturday, March 21 Oak Ridge Invitational Spring Trip the boards on 20 outings, occasionally appearing on the na- Saturday, Apr! Canisius Home Race tional (NCAA DID chart. Becker will be one of six Saturday, April 18 Ithaca, Marietta Home Race seniors next year. The other Ave are all Dan O'Connor recruits, jjj Saturday, April 25 •West Virginia University HomeRace Guard Bob Blackwell has been groomed to take overforBrown. Saturday, May 2 11 Saturday, 1(h00 p.m. t Mid-America Regatta Friday, MOam He showed his credibility against Edinboro when he sunk a healthy Friday-Saturday, May 8-9 Dad Vail Regatta Thursday,/DO a.m. Saturday, 1:00 a.m. 27 points and in a 73-68 victory. Doug Birchard had a mixed year, but he gave us a glimpse of what he hopes to produce next season when he collected 23 points in the 87-72 win over PittBradford. :. . „ §j Bugged by a leg injury in the latter half of the year, Paul Quinn proved his value In December. Against Point Park, the 6-3 Pittsburgher garned 22 counters although the Blue and Green lost 80-67. Versus Old Westbury, Quinn's 17 points helped the Lakers to a 62-61 edge. In critical situations Jamie Borowicz was a clutch player for the 'Hurst. Take the Alliance game for example; in the overtune period Borowicz stole the win dropping a two-pointer from

Lady Lakers jClose Season On Winning Note JBJIife^[
| bv Jack Bour J Bfj ffiSB I | ^H g!§ Last Tuesday night in the campus center the Lady Lakers I i,' closed their season on a successful note beating visiting I $ Allegheny College 75-71 in a thrilling double-overtime I |j contest. I I t W I 4 ' 9 M The 'Hurst started off quickly taking control in the early I •stages of the game and enjoyed a comfortable halftime ad- i I vantage of 37-29. The Gators Battled back to grab a two-point r (advantage in the waning minutes of play until freshman 1 •Elaine Cross responded to the challenge by hitting a bucket I I to tie the score at 63-63. K S C S B X i H S J ~iMt Sa • The Gators struck back to take the lead in the first over- 9 I time only to have the score knotted at 67-67 thanks to a pair of 1 r free-throws by sophomore Trish Mahoney, whose 37 points 5 I led all scores. ±33 1^g I 1 1 The star of the second overtime was freshman Lisa * I Jacobitz who with the score tied at 71-71, grabbed one of her 119 rebounds and went back up to score what proved to be the a winning bucket. " ~ -f . I i ^ 1 • Along with Mahoney's 37 points, the Lady Lakers received • a fine performance from freshman Elaine Cross who pumped Kin 16 points. Allegheny was led by Terri Stigelmyer and I Sharie Mason who scored 19 points apiece. li v 4 f 1 lied by senior co-captain Tina Tomczak the Lady Lakers • finished their rebuilding season at 5 and 14 with a Keystone a Conference record of 3 and 4. Next season the girls will return • ll players who hope to show what difference a year makes. 2 Witn her 37 points performance Trish Mahoney, who holds 1 the school scoring record of 45 vs. Villa Maria, set the second | highest scoring total ever recorded by a Laker, male or 1 female (better than that ex-Laker great Jesse Campbell) • With two years left at the 'Hurst she is almost a sure bet to 1 top the l.ooo points plateau for her career. I * * gff Freshmen Elaine Cross, Lisa Jacobitz, Peggy Rothauser, E and Patti Winiarczyk put in a long difficult season under the " s 8 boards, going against much taller competition, and should I fare much better next season with the first year now under L their belts. '& 2 t • .,_ .; All in all it wasn't a bad season for the Lady Lakers as they rebuilt for next year's season. Returning will be a freshman and two sophomores. This should give coach Rhonda Carlson some depth in the line up as she prepares for next year. Suffering through their tragic mid-season losing streak, the girls bounced Dack to win their last two games. Maybe this signifies a brighter future as the Lady LakersJook for, i : ward to next seasonT^c **"'" «S*^^ ^ " " • ^ * — **** " ^

Laker Netters Head South
by W.D. "Bud" Prize When most people think about the opposition are NAIA powers going south, beaches, sunshine, Atlantic Christian, Costal and oranges come to mind.. But Carolina, College of Charleston, when the Mercyhurst Men's Ten- and Flagler, and NCAA Citadel, nis Team embarks on its annual Furman, and Hampton Institute. Spring trip, the players are think- [ Last year, the tennis team * ing only about matches, tennis recorded an 18-6 chart, won NAIA courts and backhand volleys. D18 for the seventh consecutive On each day of the nine day year,finishedequal sixth at naSpring break the netters play a tionals, and] produced one Ailtough, well-conditioned team American Andy Findlay. f whose season began a month This year the goal is higher; an earlier. J * NAIA national title is in reach, "I'm particularly excited about NCAA DII play is possible, and this year's trip because I'm tak- the blue and green is hoping to ing a veteran team - men who win most of its 21 matches. have two or three years exLeading the Lakers are seniors perience playing this level of ten- Tom Chybrzynski and Andy nis," remarked fourth-year Findlay. This duo will be backed coach Dennis Ranalli. by juniors Gary Dagan, Ravinder ; "The matches help toughen us Sabherwal, and Steve Spies. both mentally and physically for Sophomore Wayne Asmeade the regular season in which we rounds out the starting six. are seeking both district and na- . After a demanding daily winter tional honors," noted senior Tom training schedule the netters appear ready for the Spring trip. Chybrzynski. -*J* •* f Covering approximately 3,500 Then they will be prepared for miles, the Laker netters have the regular season Beginning scheduled teams in Virginia, the April 5, on the College courts verCarolinas, and Florida. Among sus Bloomsburg. f •


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