PAINESVILLE, OHIO – Lake Erie College head golf coach Milt Johnson announced the signings of two men's players to letters of intent for the upcoming 2011-12 school year on Wednesday (May 25). Northeast Ohio standouts Ryan Chaloupka (Northfield Center, Ohio/Nordonia) and Sean Blaine (Cleveland, Ohio/Brooklyn) are the newest members of the Storm program.
"We're very excited about adding both Ryan and Sean to our program," Johnson said. "They are both talented and were very accomplished high school players. Both have been first team all-conference in their respective leagues. Sean was runner up in the PAC-10 conference his senior year and Ryan went to districts his junior and senior years. We expect them to continue to develop their games, be good fits for Lake Erie and have an impact on our team."
Chaloupka was a four-year letter-winner at Nordonia High School and qualified for the OHSAA Division I District three times. He was twice recognized as an All-Northeast Ohio Conference selection, including first-team honors as a senior. During his junior season, Chaloupka finished fourth individually as the Knights finished as sectional runner-ups. The following year he was fifth as Nordonia took home the sectional title. The team won five events during his senior year.
A two-time team captain, Chaloupka was also a NOC All-Academic Award recipient. He is the son of Scott and Linda Chaloupka,
Blaine also lettered four times in golf at Brooklyn High School, while also earning three letters in basketball and two in baseball. He was a four-time All-Patriot Athletic Conference selection, including twice being named to the first team. Blaine finished in the top five of the PAC-10 Championships each year, highlighted by a second-place finish as a senior. He was the individual medalist four times during his career and was the Hurricanes' most valuable player three times.
An two-time all-district pick, Blaine received the team's captain's award in 2010. He is the son of Terry and Cheryl Blaine.
"As you can see from their accomplishments, Ryan and Sean have both been very successful at the high school level," Johnson said. "They have extensive tournament experience that will help them playing against the level of competition we face every tournament, especially with all the talented teams in the GLIAC."