Saint Mary’s senior Cassandra Jerkovic was named Wing Commander of the Air Force ROTC Detachment 225, marking the first time in the College’s history that a student was given this honor. The award signifies that Jerkovic has reached the highest cadet rank possible, and her new responsibilities will include taking charge of the ROTC members from Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, Holy Cross College, Bethel College, Indiana University South Bend, Trine, and Valpariaso. She was chosen for this position during the last week of the fall semester after submitting her application and rÃ©sumÃ© to the cadre. Jerkovic said her next task was to create the Master Plan for the spring semester, which dictates the activities that the wing performs weekly. “I put together the Master Plan that correlates with what the Air Force headquarters wants,” Jerkovic said. “It is like running an organization, and I am grateful for the help of my Wing Staff.” Jerkovic also is in charge of overseeing all the objectives assigned to the cadets, and reports this information in weekly meetings with the cadre. “Coordinating is difficult, but with the diversity I have in my Wing Staff, objectives are accomplished smoothly,” Jerkovic said. Jerkovic said she will be able to commission as 2nd lieutenant upon graduation, continuing with the United States Air Force as an acquisitions manager at Maxwell-Gunter AFB in Alabama. “I feel that my position as Wing Commander is going to help me with my career in the Air Force, because it is teaching me how to lead and still follow,” Jerkovic said. Jerkovic is the only senior from Saint Mary’s who has remained with the Air Force ROTC program through her four years. Within the program, she also participated on the Honor Guard Team, Drill Team, and Arnold Air Society. She said she hopes the award will set a precedent for future members of the community in ROTC and beyond. “I hope that this will be empowering to not only other women entering Saint Mary’s, but to anyone who wants to accomplish his or her dreams,” Jerkovic said. “I want to reach my potential because I have been blessed with so much.” Saint Mary’s sophomore Lexi Pearl, a member of the detachment, said Jerkovic is a well-respected leader in the program. “She is making sure we are all prepared, and she is doing a great job this spring,” Pearl said. “Everyone listens to her and respects her, and I know the underclassmen really look up to her as our leader.”
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Dennis Bergkamp believes Arsenal’s title prospects look “really good” and has likened the current side to some of the great teams he played in. Dutchman Bergkamp has been coaching at his first club, Ajax, for several years but is playing close attention to Arsenal this season, with Arsene Wenger’s team top of the table after seven rounds of games. “I see a lot of freshness in the team,” Bergkamp said. “I see a lot of things similar to my time at Arsenal. “I see a lot of movement in the team, a lot of commitment. “They know what they want to do and they know how they want to go forward.” Asked if they could win the Premier League, Bergkamp said: “From this start, it looks really good. “It’s enjoyable to watch but it’s effective as well.” Bergkamp reiterated a view he has stated previously: that he has no plans to enter management. “I don’t see myself as a head coach. I don’t see myself as a manager,” he told Sky Sports News. The former Highbury hero spent 11 years at the club and left shortly before the move to the Emirates Stadium. He won three Premier League titles and the FA Cup on four occasions, but Arsenal have not landed a trophy since his days pulling the strings in north London. Press Association “I see myself as part of a coaching staff, how I was part of a team. “I think I can drop back and let others take the lead and just let me be part of that coaching staff and I’ll be happy.” He has made no secret of wishing for a return to Arsenal, but it could be several years away. “I’m settled in Holland,” Bergkamp said. “I’m settled at Ajax at the moment. “We’ve started something that’s by far not finished yet so I’m looking forward to staying here for at least a few years, but I have to admit in the future I would love to work in England again and preferably at Arsenal of course.”
New Sevilla boss Pablo Machin left hat-trick hero Andre Silva on the bench from Sunday’s 4-1 win at Rayo Vallecano, but Silva came on to make a vital contribution with a defence splitting pass that Sarabia prodded into the top corner six minutes from time.Burnley’s faltering start to the season both domestically and in Europe continued as they paid a heavy price for the sending-off of Ben Gibson on just his second appearance for the club.The former Middlesbrough defender was shown a second yellow card for a handball which resulted in Kostas Fortounis scoring Olympiakos’ third from the penalty spot on the hour mark.Chris Wood had cancelled out Fortounis’s opener before Andreas Bouchalakis restored Olympiakos’ lead.Celtic’s quest to put their Champions League elimination at the hands of AEK Athens behind them got off to the perfect start against Suduva in Lithuania when Olivier Ntcham headed home on three minutes.But manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaned more woeful defending to allow Ovidijus Verbickas to head home an equaliser 10 minutes later in a 1-1 draw.“We gave away a soft goal. That is a real, real concern now,” said Rodgers. “We are not giving away many chances but we don’t defend the set-piece well enough.“We seem to lack concentration. That is a problem for us. And a pride, really, in terms of defending.”Across Glasgow, Steven Gerrard has no such worries as his Rangers side registered a sixth clean sheet in 10 games under the former Liverpool captain in a 1-0 win over Russia’s Ufa.One of Gerrard’s centre-backs even got the solitary goal at Ibrox as Connor Goldson smashed home from close range.Zenit St Petersburg took a commanding 3-1 lead into their second leg against Norwegian side Molde with one of Russia’s World Cup heroes Artem Dzyuba inspiring a late comeback from 1-0 down in the final 20 minutes.Basel edged a five-goal thriller over Apollon Limassol to take a 3-2 lead to Cyprus next week thanks to a double from Ricky van Wolfswinkel.RB Leipzig still have work to do in Germany in the second leg after a 0-0 draw in Ukraine against Zorya.And Champions League regulars in recent years APOEL Nicosia and Ludogorets Razgrad secured narrow 1-0 first leg leads over Kazak champions Astana and Torpedo Kutaisi of Georgia respectively.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pablo Sarabia struck the winning goal for Sevilla in Olomouc © AFPLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 23 – Five-time Europa League winners Sevilla look set for another assault on the competition after Pablo Sarabia’s solitary goal earned a 1-0 away win to Sigma Olomouc in the first leg of their playoff on Thursday.Glasgow giants Celtic and Rangers are also well-placed to make the group stages, but Burnley’s first European adventure for 51 years looks likely to come to an end next week as they lost 3-1 away to Greek giants Olympiakos.