Storm To Announce Signing Day Class on ThursdayTo do severe weather conditions throughout most of the Midwest, including the city of Painesville, the Lake Erie football program will announce its 2011 National Signing Day class on Thursday, Feb. 3.
Football Announces Annual Award WinnersThe Storm football team handed out its end-of-season awards and the team's annual banquet on Sunday, Jan. 23. The awards included special recognition awards, players of the year and the announcement of team captains for the 2010 season.
Gritz Named ECAC Division II Football All-StarLake Erie junior offensive lineman Mike Gritz was selected to the ECAC Division II Football All-Star Team, marking the second straight season a member of the Storm has been named to the squad.
Bryant Named to OCF.Com All-Ohio TeamJunior linebacker Cameron Bryant was named to the Ohio College Football.com All-Ohio FCS/II/NAIA Second Team after leading the Storm in tackles during the 2010 season.
Football Places Five on All-GLIAC TeamJuniors Sean Bedevelsky, Kenneth "Rudy" Glenn, Mike Gritz, Mike Hounshell and Brandon James were all named to the 2010 All-GLIAC Football Team as honorable mention selections. The conference squads, which were announced by the league office Nov. 17, were selected by the GLIAC coaches.
Bedevelsky Named GLIAC Offensive Player of the WeekStorm junior quarterback Sean Bedevelsky became the first Lake Erie student-athlete to earn GLIAC weekly honors when he was named the league's Offensive Player of the Week Monday (Oct. 25) following his 441-yard, six-total touchdown game in the 48-45 win over Findlay.
Coach McNellie To Join "X's and O's With the Pros" Tuesday NightHead football coach Mark McNellie will join hosts LeCharles Bentley and Jerod Cherry Tuesday night (Oct. 26) at Harry Buffalo Painesville for a live remote of ESPN Cleveland's "X's and O's with the Pros" at 7 p.m. T.J. Ward of the Cleveland Browns will be on site from 6-9 p.m. signing autographs for charity and will also be a guest on the show.
Coach McNellie to be Featured Guest on X's and O's With the Pros Oct. 5Storm football coach Mark McNellie will be a featured guest on the "X's and O's with the Pros" radio show's live broadcast from Harry Buffalo Painesville on Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. Cleveland Browns rookie Joe Haden will also be a guest on the show and sign autographs during his appearance.
Lake Erie to Participate in Coach to Cure MD This WeekendHead Coach Mark McNellie and the entire Storm coaching staff will wear armbands in support of the AFCA's program to raise awareness and funds for muscular dystrophy research. Fans can support the cause with a one-time $5 donation by texting "CURE" to 90999.
Second Half Swoon Does in Storm in GLIAC OpenerA record crowd of 2,168 fans saw Lake Erie hang tough in the first half against Michigan Tech in the GLIAC and home opener, but the Storm struggled to score points in the second half of a 42-13 Huskies win.
Storm Hosts Michigan Tech in Home, GLIAC Opener SaturdayThe Lake Erie football team plays its first conference game on Saturday when it hosts Michigan Tech at Britt Stadium. There will be a tailgate for fans before the game and a special recognition to military and civil servants prior to kickoff as part of Patriot Day.
Storm Opens 2010 Season Thursday Night at GannonThe third season of varsity football at Lake Erie begins Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. when the Storm travels to Erie, Pa. for the second straight season to open against Gannon. The Knights have won the last two meetings between the two by a total of three points.