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April 17, 2009
Vol. 50 No. 21

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Team holds weekday tryouts

Tryouts for the 2009 football cheerleading squad will be held Monday through Wednesday, April 20 to 22 from 4:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Monday's session will be held by the racquetball courts and the next two days in the gymnasium.
Any candidate who was not previously on the squad must be cleared by the athletic training staff prior to tryouts. Bring the completed trainer signoff form on the first day of tryouts. All candidates must fill out and bring the candidate information sheet on the first day of tryouts. Both forms can be found on the tryout information section of the team website. For more information, please contact Coach Jennifer Botchie via e-mail.
Institute honors Lunardi
The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Football Found- ation and College Football Hall of Fame honored seven area college student-athletes on April 7 for outstanding academic and athletic success, including Susquehanna's senior safety/ punter John Lunardi.
Lunardi maintains a 3.19 grade point average and is scheduled to graduate with a bachelor's degree in history this May.
Lunardi earned four varsity letters during his football career. In 2008, he garnered D3Football.com All-America status while leading the Liberty League and ranking second in NCAA Division III in passes defended per game (2.10). He was a first-team all-Liberty selection last season and was recently featured in USA Today and Sports Illustrated.

Mercer takes first in invitational

Junior Mitch Mercer finished in first place out of 82 players to lead Susquehanna to a fifth place tie out of 16 teams in the Bent Creek Invitational, held at the Bent Creek Country Club on April 13.
Mercer carded a score of 72 on the par-71, 6,232-yard course to tie two other golfers for first place. The players compared cards to break the tie based on handicapped holes, giving Mercer medalist honors.
The Crusaders five-man team total was 311, just five strokes behind first place Franklin & Marshall.
Freshman Vincent DeMaio fired a 77 to tie for 14th place. Teammate and sophomore Ryan Redfern was right behind with a 78 to tie for 21st.

This week at Susquehanna:

Baseball: Thursday vs. Muhlenberg, 4 p.m.
Men's lax: Saturday USMMA (senior day), noon
Softball: Tuesday vs. Lycoming (DH) ("Pink Zone" Day), 3 p.m., Saturday vs. USMMA (DH) (Senior Day)
Women's lax: Saturday vs. Drew (Senior Day), 3 p.m.

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