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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents 2013-14 Roster Season Preview The Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Superintendent Director of Athletics Athletics Facilities Strength & Conditioning Staff Directory

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Coast Guard Women’s Basketball Coaching Staff Player Bios Schedule/Program History

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The 2013-14 Women’’s Basketball Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academy’s Athletic Media Relations Office.

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CGASPORTS.COM 2013-14 NUMERICAL ROSTER No.

Name

Yr.

Pos.

Ht.

Hometown (Last School)

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Amanda Roy

Fr.

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5-6

Stonington, Conn. (Stonington)

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Meghan Fornaro

So.

G

5-8

Charlton, Mass. (Sheperd Hill)

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Leigha Steinbeck

Jr.

G

5-4

Parker, Col. (Chaparral)

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Jackie Tousignant

Fr.

F

5-8

Coventry, R.I. (The Prout School)

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Jamie Waterman

Jr.

F

6-0

Jasper, Ga. (Pickens)

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Dani Knox

Jr.

F

5-10

Centreville, Va. (Westfield)

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Torie Sutherland

So.

G

5-9

Houston, Texas (Clear Lake)

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Brittney Zimmerman

Jr.

G

5-6

Lewiston, Pa. (Delaware Valley College)

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Alexi Howland

Jr.

G

5-9

Latham, N.Y. (Central Catholic)

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Kaitlin Ward

Sr.

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5-7

Saline Mich. (Saline)

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Nicole Strickland

So.

F

5-10

Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich. (Grosse Point North)

Coaching Staff Alex Ivansheck (2nd season)

Assistant Coaches

Keyokah Mars-Garrick, Catherine Lewis

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Head Coach

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2013-14 SEASON PREVIEW The Coast Guard Academy women’s basketball team which registered ten or more wins for the first time since the 2007-08 season last year when they finished 10-15 overall return its top three scorers and welcome back junior Brittney Zimmerman, who missed all of last season with an injury. The Bears, who had won just two conference games total in the previous two years while posting a record of 2-34, were 8-10 in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) play last season and earned a berth to the conference tournament for the first time since the 2009-10 season. Coast Guard returns seven players, who started 11 or more games a year ago as well as Zimmerman who started all 24 games during the 2011-12 season and averaged 10.1 points while leading the team with 71 assists, 34 three-pointers while shooting a team-high 39.1 percent from behind the arc. This is her final year of eligibility after playing two seasons at Delaware Valley College.

“Tori and Meghan both started and played great for us last season and I expect with the experience they gained last season for them to continue to produce for us again this season,” said Coast Guard head coach Alex Ivansheck, who is in her second season.

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Four juniors return along with Zimmerman are back for the Bears in guards Alexi Howland and Leigh Steinbeck along with forwards Dani Knox and Jamie Waterman. Howland (3.6 ppg) appeared in all 25 games and made 11 starts last season. She will benefit my moving back to her natural position as an off guard after playing mostly point guard last season. Steinbeck (2.7 ppg.) played really well later in the season and will look to carry that momentum into this season. Knox (3.8 ppg.) played in all 25 games and made 13 starts and was third on the team with five rebounds per game. She is a steady player and one of the Bears best post defenders. Waterman (2.7 ppg./2.8 rpg.), who appeared in 22 games and made four starts, came back in great shape and has looked impressive in the preseason. Zimmerman will be the Bears point guard. She brings speed, defensive intensity and will be a spark on the floor according to coach Ivansheck. Sophomore forward Nicole Strickland, who missed all of last season, is expected to contribute in the Bears front court.

SEASON PREVIEW

Sophomores Torie Sutherland and Meghan Fornaro are coming off outstanding freshman seasons when they were the top two scorers for the Bears. Sutherland, a swing player, led the Bears with ten points per game and was second with 5.6 rebounds per game while Fornaro was second on the team with 9.4 points per game while dishing out a team-high 45 assists, leading the team with 47 steals and knocking down a teambest 31 treys.

The only senior on the team, guard Kaitlin Ward, is a four-year starter and the only player to make all 25 starts last season. She was third on the team with eight points per game, second with 28 steals while grabbing 4.6 rebounds a game.

“We are excited to build upon last season and continue to improve,” said Ivansheck. “We have a bulk of the team back and they are familiar with what our expectations are and we as a coaching staff know what we can expect from the players. We are looking to improve our fifth place finish in the NEWMAC and advance further into the conference tournament.”

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COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelor’s of Science degree program Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin Highly selective admissions standards No tuition, traditional application process No congressional nomination necessary Education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership development 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment Two graduates have been NASA Astronauts 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guard)

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COAST GUARD QUICK FACTS The Coast Guard Academy has 23 Intercollegiate sports (11 men’s, 9 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class

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REAR ADMIRAL SANDRA L. STOSZ ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT THIRD YEAR Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz assumed the duties of the 40th Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 3, 2011. She reported to the Academy after serving as the Director of Reserve and Leadership at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. There she was responsible for developing policies to recruit, train and support approximately 8,100 Coast Guard Reservists.

Rear Admiral Stosz is a surface operations officer with 12 years at sea, including command of two cutters – an icebreaking tug on the Great Lakes and a medium endurance cutter that patrolled North Atlantic and Caribbean waters. She and her crews executed many of the Coast Guard’s 11 missions such as drug and alien migrant interdiction, fisheries enforcement,

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search and rescue, polar and domestic icebreaking and ports and waterways security.

Between sea duty tours Rear Admiral Stosz specialized in personnel and resource management and program review. She served tours of duty as Chief of Officer Assignments and as Program Reviewer and Acquisition Funds Coordinator for Coast Guard major systems acquisitions, including the 225-foot buoy tenders and 87-foot coastal patrol boats. She broadened her experience as the Secretary of Transportation’s military assistant and years later as the Commandant’s executive assistant. She has served as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s recruit training center in Cape May, New Jersey and as Director of Coast Guard Enterprise Strategic Management and Doctrine where she was responsible for aligning enterprise level strategic and management functions with the Commandant’s strategic intent.

Rear Admiral Stosz graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in Government. She was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994. In 2000 she completed an executive fellowship in national security through the MIT Seminar XXI program, and she earned a Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2004. In 2009 she attended the Navy’s Executive Business Course at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler business school.

Rear Admiral Stosz’s personal awards include three Legion of Merit Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.

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TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS THIRD YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick just completed his second academic year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGA’s athletic program has seen growth in several key areas. In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 21 NCAA sports, has overseen a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bear Club). Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department produced its first-ever women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium) for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England, and has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&MCorpus Christi for two years prior to his arrival at USCGA, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.

Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections. Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy. Fitzpatrick directed a fundraising effort that saw Army’s “A Club” donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000

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He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatrick’s work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the men’s basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 199294. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year men’s basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the league’s national and local television syndication efforts. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982. Tim is married to Kerry Marks, and they have a son, James.

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.

to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.

COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.

COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships.

ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.

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NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.

NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).

CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

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Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.

Joe Crozier

Strength and Conditioning Coach

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Joe Crozier is in his second year as the head of the Strength and Conditioning Program with the Coast Guard Athletic Department. Crozier came to the Academy from California State University-Chico where he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and his masters degree in kinesiology. Joe is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with distinction through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Joe designs and implements workout regimens for all of our varsity sport programs. Working with teams both in-season and out-of-season, Joe’s focus is to better prepare athletes for competition by concentrating on sport-specific programs designed to achieve the ultimate level of success. Coast Guard’s strength and conditioning program is dedicated to ensure each cadet-athlete is equipped with the correct instruction, knowledge and guidance to reach their peak performance level and to decrease the potential for injuries. Our program also preaches the importance of a proper, nutritionally balanced diet as well as appropriate pre-game and post-game routines to ensure safe preparation, performance, and recuperation for each contest.

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ADMINISTRATION Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Tim Opstrup Chris Parsons Jason Southard Bill Mullins Art Lamoureux Andrea Stewart Katherine Bossardet Vi Oliver Joe Crozier Bruce Cobb Marc Grindstaff

Title Director of Athletics Associate AD/Director of Physical Education Assistant AD/Business Manager Assistant AD/Compliance Director of Media Relations Media Relations Assistant Director of Athletic Operations Senior Women’s Administrator Associate Office Manager Administrative Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Head Equipment Manager Assistant Equipment Manager

Phone 860-444-8600 860-701-6798

860-444-8601 860-701-6799 860-444-8600 860-444-8580 860-444-8409 860-444-8608 860-444-8606

Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone 860-444-8619 860-701-6618 860-701-6415 860-701-6416 860-701-6617

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8581 860-701-6132

Title Head Coach Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Defensive Line Tight Ends/Quality Control Defensive Assistant Wide Receivers/Tight Ends Running Backs

Phone 860-444-8584 860-444-8605

Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

860-444-8602 860-701-6197 860-701-6800

ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Kevin Colasurdo Marina Dubrovsky Jake Ibey Shannon Nickels

FOOTBALL Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jay Driscoll Pat Knowles CDR Darell Singleterry Jordan Berrian Don Miller

860-444-8581 860-701-6805

Phone 860-444-8679

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-701-6197

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Kelly Mohr

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach

Phone 860-464-6286

MEN’S TENNIS Name Jim Hazlin

Name Richard Hawkins

Title Shooting Sports Coach

Phone TBA

SAILING Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly

Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach

Phone 860-444-8577 860-701-6291 860-444-8325

Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Pitching Coach

Phone 860-444-8604

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Faculty Representative

Phone 860-701-6594 860-701-6960

SOFTBALL Name Donna Koczajowski Amanda Illinger Dana Fleischmann Bill Mullins

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Name Alex Ivansheck Keyokah Mars-Garrick Colleen Hardison LCDR LuAnn Kehlenbach

860-444-8415

WOMEN’S CREW Name Jen Meuse Jodi Hope LT Vicky Futch

Title Phone Rowing Coordinator/Head Coach 860-444-8679 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8587 860-701-6595

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-444-8582

WOMEN’S SOCCER Name Susan Grant Amanda Illinger LCDR Jess Rozzi-Ochs Anthony Occhialini

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Kelly Mohr

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Faculty Representative

Phone 860-444-8589

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Aylene Ilkson Mark Taylor LCDR Erin Adler

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590

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Title Head Coach Interim Men’s Head Coach

MEN’S SOCCER Name Chris Parsons Patrick McCarney Anthony Occhialini

Phone 860-444-8590

PISTOL & RIFLE

Name Steve Eldridge Rob McKnabb

MEN’S CREW Name Colin Regan Mike Shugrue

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

WRESTLING

MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono

Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

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BASEBALL Name C.C. Grant Kevin Jaskiewicz

MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

ALEX IVANSHECK HEAD COACH SECOND SEASON

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Alex Ivansheck is in her second season at the United States Coast Guard Academy after being named the head coach in June of 2012. In her first season led the Bears back to the NEWMAC tournament for the first time since the 2009/10 season. The ten victories posted during the 2012/13 season were the most since the 2007/08 team recorded 25 on their way to the ECAC New England Championship. Ivansheck spent the previous six seasons as an assistant coach at Ithaca College where she helped the Bombers post a 116-50 record, including a 81-11 mark in Empire 8 games. Ithaca made three NCAA playoff appearances, won four conference regular-season titles and two postseason tournament championships and recorded the league’s first 16-0 record ever in any sport during her time there. She is no stranger to Southeastern Connecticut, growing up in Salem and graduating from Norwich Free Academy in 2000. While at NFA, she played for legendary coach Bill Scarlata and won a pair of Class LL state championships while the team qualified for the ECC and state championship in each of her four seasons on the basketball team. Ivansheck was also a four-year member of the cross country team that participated in both the state and New England Championships for four consecutive seasons. Prior to arriving at Ithaca, Ivansheck spent the 2005-06 season with the women’s basketball staff at William Smith, where she helped the Herons to a second round of the NCAA playoffs. William Smith finished 22-8 and won the Liberty League’s regular-season and championship tournament titles. Ivansheck played at Ithaca from 2000 to 2005 (an injury sidelined her for all but five games of her senior season; she received a medical hardship waiver from the NCAA and played a fifth season while pursuing a master’s degree). A point guard, she helped the Bombers to a record of 109-28 during her career, with NCAA playoff berths each season. Ithaca won Empire 8 titles in 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2005. In her career, Ivansheck scored 567 points and pulled down 309 rebounds. Her career totals of 333 assists and 253 steals are both fourth on the program’s all-time lists (she was third in both categories after finishing her career). She received honorable mention to the Empire 8 all-star team in 2002 and 2005. She interned with the Women’s Sport Foundation as an undergraduate at Ithaca. Ivansheck earned her bachelor’s degree in sport management, with a minor in coaching, in 2004 and received a master’s degree in business administration in 2005 at Ithaca. Ivansheck will also serve as an instructor in the Academy’s Health and Physical Education program.

KEYOKAH MARS-GARRICK ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON Keyokah Mars-Garrick, from nearby North Stonington, is in her second season as assistant coach at the Coast Guard Academy

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She played four years for head coach Jennifer Rizzotti at the University of Hartford where the team won the 2011 America East tournament championship and the 2009-10 America East regular season championship and made two trips to the NCAA tournament. Mars-Garrick played four years at Wheeler High School where she was a two-time MVP selection. During her senior season, She was a Connecticut High School Coaches Association All-State in Class S, Hartford Courant and New Haven Register AllState Honorable Mention, Norwich Bulletin All-Area selection and ECC Small Division first team selection. She spent the month of August in Africa where she worked with young basketball players in Sierra Leone. She is a Native American from the Narragansett Tribe, who enjoys teaching her heritage to elementary school children. Her uncle Thomas Garrick played four seasons in the NBA.

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CATHERINE LEWIS ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON Catherine is in her first season as a member of the Bears coaching staff. She graduated from Ithaca in May with a degree in Athletic Training. She was a four-year member of the women’s basketball team which made three NCAA tournament appearances during her four years including a trip to the Sweet 16 last season. Lewis started eight games for the Bombers last season and was the women’s basketball All-Empire 8 Sportswoman of the Year honoree. She was part of three Empire 8 tournament championship teams during her days at Ithaca. Catherine, who played for current Coast Guard head coach Alex Ivansheck for three seasons at Ithaca is a 2009 graduate of Wheeler High School in North Stonington, Conn. She was a three-time All-league selection, earning first-team All-league honors during her senior season. She was a two-year captain and team MVP as both a junior and senior. Catherine was also a four-year member of the soccer team.

SHANNON NICKELS ATHLETIC TRAINER SECOND SEASON

Shannon is in her second season as an assistant athletic trainer at the Coast Guard Academy. She is originally from Florida and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. in 2010. Following West Florida, she received a graduate student position at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. While getting her Master’s, Shannon worked with a nearby D3 college (Marietta College) and was the supervising athletic trainer for women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s indoor & outdoor track teams. Also while in school she completed a thesis titled “Validation of Physical Activity as a Functional Outcome Measure Following a Concussion”. Shannon received a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training in June of 2012. She currently resides in Rocky Hill, Conn.

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KAITLIN WARD

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SENIOR - GUARD - 5-7 SALINE, MICHIGAN Kaitlin, a four-year starter, led the team in scoring with 11.4 points in 2011-12 ... she has six career double-doubles ... she scored a career-high 26 points and grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds in an 84-38 win at Mitchell on Nov. 21, 2011. Her career-high is six assists which she recorded in three straight games during her sophomore season ... was part of a team that represented the USA in Europe last summer ... A Marine and Environmental Sciences major, she is a also the starting center fielder on the Coast Guard softball team and a member of the Dean’s List. BEFORE CGA Captain, All-Conference and All-Area performer for coach Jason Pickett at Saline High ... also All-Area, All-District, All-Region and honorable mention All-State in softball ... Academic All-State in high school ... has two older sisters Kristen and Kelly ... daughter of Larry and Carol-ann Ward. GETTING TO KNOW KAITLIN Her favorite movie is Pitch Perfect and her favorite actress is Anna Kendrick. Kaitlin’s favorite snack food is potato chips while her favorite restaurant is Buffalo Wild Wings. A Detroit Tigers fan, her favorite athlete is Miguel Cabrera and her favorite book is the Hunger Games. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Miley Cyrus or Rebel Wilson. GP 17 22 25 64

FG-FGA 68-217 97-316 83-257 248-790

FT-FTA 19-30 39-72 26-52 84-154

REB 94 116 115 325

RPG 5.5 5.3 8.0 5.1

A 27 46 37 110

S 49 50 28 127

PTS 169 251 200 620

PPG 9.9 11.4 8.0 9.7

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CAREER STATS Year 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 Total

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ALEXI HOWLAND

#32

JUNIOR - GUARD - 5-8 LATHAM, NEW YORK Alexi, who started 11 games last season, will give the Bears veteran backcourt depth ... she was second on the team with 60 assists as a freshman when she made 21 starts ... she scored a career-high 24 points at Merchant Marine during her freshman season and grabbed a career-high eight rebounds twice during that season. A Management major, she is a member of the Regimental Commanders List. BEFORE CGA Captain and All-Star team selection for coaches Audra Dibacco and LeVar Holmes at Catholic Central High ... also a member of both the soccer and cross country teams ... she was a member of the National Honors Society, a Johns Hopkins Scholar and also won the Siena College Women in Leadership Award ... has a younger brother Jackson and an older brother Zach ... her uncle Pat served in the Navy during the Vietnam War ... daughter of Nick, also a Vietnam Veteran, and Kathy Howland. GETTING TO KNOW ALEXI Her favorite food is noodles, butter and parmesan cheese while her favorite snack food is oreos. Alexi’s favorite TV show is Parenthood, her favorite movie is Love and Basketball while her favorite restaurant is Taco Bell. A Miami Heat fan, her favorite athlete is Kendall Marshall and she lists the greatest coach to ever live as Mike Krzyzewski. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be her grandpa on her dad’s side. CAREER STATS Year 2011-12 2012-13 Total

GP 23 25 48

FG-FGA 52-170 27-95 79-265

FT-FTA 27-35 20-27 47-62

REB 81 59 140

RPG 3.5 2.4 2.9

A 60 36 96

S 41 21 62

PTS 159 90 249

PPG 6.9 3.6 5.2

DANI KNOX

#20

JUNIOR - FORWARD - 5-10 CENTREVILLE, VIRGINIA Dani, who started 13 games last season, will see plenty of action in the Bears front court ... she had a career-high 18 points in a win at Mitchell during her freshman season ... Dani has grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds twice, once during each of her seasons ... she has two career double-doubles. A Civil Engineering major, she is a member of the the Dean’s List and the NEWMAC All-Academic team.

GETTING TO KNOW DANI Her favorite food is anything with cheese while her favorite is popcorn. Dani’s favorite movies are Zoolander and 300 while her favorite actor is Matt Damon. Her favorite band is Paramore and her favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. A Boston Red Sox fan, she lists the greatest coach of all-time as John Wooden. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Gandhi or Abraham Lincoln. CAREER STATS Year 2011-12 2012-13 Total

GP 24 25 49

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FG-FGA 64-171 36-113 100-284

FT-FTA 19-26 20-34 39-60

REB 91 124 215

RPG 3.8 5.0 4.4

A 35 25 60

S 25 24 49

PTS 152 96 248

PPG 6.3 3.8 5.1

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BEFORE CGA Captain and All-District honorable mention for coach Pat Deegan at Westfield High ... has a younger sister Sami ... daughter of Ed and Dennie Knox, whom both served in the Air Force.

LEIGHA STEINBECK

#12

JUNIOR - GUARD - 5-4 PARKER, COLORADO Leigha, who saw her minutes increase during the second half of last season, will add depth to the Bears backcourt ... she scored a career-high seven points in a triple overtime win at Springfield last season and she dished out a career-high four assists in a win over Mount Holyoke. She is a Management major. BEFORE CGA Played for coach Tony Speights at Chaparral High ... also member track team ... her relay team placed eighth at the state championships ... first team All-Academic selection in both basketball and track and graduated with honors ... her great uncle graduated from the Naval Academy in 1922 and her grandfather was a LT in the Navy ... has a younger brother Kevin ... daughter of Kevin, who served 11 years in the Air Force, and Julie Steinbeck. GETTING TO KNOW LEIGHA Her favorite food is the steak her father makes while her favorite snack food is oreos. Leigha’s favorite TV show is Friday Night Lights, her favorite movie is Happy Gilmore and her favorite actor is Mark Wahlberg. A Denver Broncos fan, her favorite athlete is Peyton Manning and she says the greatest coach to ever live is Mike Krzyzewski. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Tim Tebow. CAREER STATS Year 2011-12 2012-13 Total

GP 1 14 15

FG-FGA 0-1 13-47 13-48

FT-FTA 0-0 11-14 11-14

REB 0 22 22

RPG 0.0 1.6 1.5

A 0 12 12

S 0 13 13

PTS 0 38 38

PPG 0.0 2.7 2.5

JAMIE WATERMAN

#15

JUNIOR - FORWARD - 6-0 JASPER, GEORGIA

PLAYER BIOS

Jamie, who made four starts last season, will battle for playing time in the Bears front court this season ... she started 19 games as a freshman and scored a career-high 13 points and grabbed ten rebounds for her only career double-double at Clark on 12/3/11 ... Jamie grabbed a career-best 12 rebounds at Wheaton on 11/30/11. A Marine and Environmental Sciences major, she is on the Dean’s List and the Commandant of Cadet List. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Kevin Jacobs at Pickens County High where she had a 4.0 GPA and was named the bst all around senior by the Atlanta Journal Constitution ... also member of volleyball and track and field teams ... her great uncle served in the Coast Guard and her grandfather served in the Navy ... has an older sister Christa ... daughter of Brad and Lori Bledsoe. GETTING TO KNOW JAMIE Her favorite food is mexican food while her favorite snack food is cheez-its. Jamie’s favorite TV show is New Girl, her favorite movie is Forrest Gump and her favorite actor is Tom Hanks. An Atlanta Braves fan, Lisa Leslie is her favorite athlete. She lists Keith Urban as her favorite singer and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Tom Hanks. CAREER STATS Year 2011-12 2012-13 Total

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GP 24 22 46

FG-FGA 57-169 18-62 75-231

FT-FTA 42-56 23-37 65-93

REB 140 61 201

RPG 5.8 2.8 4.4

A 24 12 36

S 15 4 19

PTS 156 59 215

PPG 6.5 2.7 4.7

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BRITTNEY ZIMMERMAN

#23

JUNIOR - GUARD - 5-6 LEWISTON, PENNSYLVANIA Brittney played two seasons at Delaware Valley College before enrolling at the Coast Guard Academy ... had a career-high 29 points for Delaware Valley vs. Wilkes on 1/31/09 ... grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Penn State Brandywine on 11/29/08 ... started all 24 games for the Bears in the 2011-12 season and was second in scoring (10.1) and led the team with 71 assists and 34 three-point field goals ... she tied her career-high of nine assists in a win over Mitchell on 11/21/11 ... missed all of last season with an injury and will start at guard this year, her final year of eligibility. A Goverenment major she is on the Deans List. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Kevin Kodish at Lewiston High where she was a member of the National Honors Society ... her uncle Brian, cousin Andrew and her older brother Devan are all in the Army, Devan was on the boxing team at West Point ... daughter of Douglas, who is also in the Army and Melissa Zimmerman. GETTING TO KNOW BRITTNEY Her favorite food is anything Italian while apples and peanut butter are her favorite snack. Brittney’s favorite TV show is Orange is the New Black, her favorite movie is Ace Ventura When Nature Calls and her favorite actress is Melissa McCarthy. A Philadelphia Sixers fan, her favorite athlete is Sammy Watkins while her favorite singer is Drake. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Oprah. CAREER STATS Year 2008-09 (Del. Valley) 2009-10 (Del. Valley) 2011-12 2012-13 Total

GP 25 27 24

FG-FGA 66-175 83-203 82-205

76

231-583

FT-FTA REB RPG A S 103-133 151 6.0 114 69 83-101 120 4.4 83 85 45-58 78 3.3 71 33 *** DNP INJURED *** 231-292 349 4.7 268 187

PTS 263 280 243

PPG 10.5 10.4 10.1

786

10.3

#11

MEGHAN FORNARO SOPHOMORE - GUARD - 5-7 CHARLTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Meghan made 14 starts during her freshman season and was second on the team with 9.4 points per game while leading the team with 45 assists, 47 steals and 31 three-point baskets ... scored a career-high 21 points at Framingham State on 11/26/12 and had her only double-double of the season with 15 points and a career-high ten rebounds vs. Clark on 12/1/12 ... dished out a career-high six assists vs. Mount Holyoke on 2/10/13. Meghan is a Management major and on the Dean’s List.

GETTING TO KNOW MEGHAN Her favorite food is chinese while her favorite snack food is cheez-its. Meghan’s favorite TV show is Saturday Night Live and her favorite movie is We’re the Millers. A Boston Celtics fan, her favorite athletes are Rajon Rondo and Paul Pierce while she lists the greatest coach to ever live as Mike Krzyzewski. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Rob Dyrdek. CAREER STATS Year 2012-13 Total

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GP 25 25

FG-FGA 87-272 87-272

FT-FTA 29-50 29-50

REB 90 90

RPG 3.6 3.6

A 45 45

S 47 47

PTS 234 234

PPG 9.4 9.4

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PLAYER BIOS

BEFORE CGA Captain, two-time team MVP, 1,000 point scorer and Central Mass. Player of the Year for coach Hackenson at Shepherd Hill Regional High ... also Most Valuable Offensive Player on field hockey team ... her uncle Mark served in the Coast Guard for four years ... has two older brothers Brandon and Taylor ... daughter of Richard and Candy Fornaro.

NICOLE STRICKLAND

#52

SOPHOMORE - FORWARO - 5-9 GROSSE POINTE WOODS, MICHIGAN

Nicole missed all of last season with an injury and hopes to make an impact on the Bears front court this season. A Marine and Environmental Sciences major, she attended the Marion Military Institute before attending Coast Guard. BEFORE CGA Played for coach Gary Bennett at Grosse Point North High ... was a first team All-State field hockey player and an honorable mention selection in softball ... has two older brothers Nathan and Tony ... daughter of Nathan and Debra Strickland. GETTING TO KNOW NICOLE Her favorite food is greek and her favorite snack food is cracker sandwiches. Nicole’s favorite TV show is the British version of Skins and her favorite movie is There Will Be Blood. Her favorite band is Fall Out Boy and her favorite singer is Drake while her favorite song is Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley. A Detroit Tigers fan, her favorite athlete is Caroline Doty and she says the greatest coach to ever live is Tom Izzo.

#22

TORIE SUTHERLAND SOPHOMORE - GUARD - 5-9 HOUSTON, TEXAS

PLAYER BIOS

Torie had an outstanding freshman season in which she started eight games and led the Bears in scoring with ten points per game, scoring in double figures 13 times ... she had a double-double with 14 points and a 13 rebounds in her first career game career-high 28 points at Clark on 1/26/13 and had three double-doubles last season. A Marine and Environmental Sciences major she was on the Dean’s List during the first semester of her freshman year. BEFORE CGA Captain, third team All-Region and Co-Offensive MVP in the region for coach Kirby Killingsworth at Clear Lake High ... her sister Allie is a senior at West Point and is on the track team ... her parents Scott and Patrice Sutherland both served in Desert Storm ... her dad was an All-American rugby player at Army while her mom was on the marathon and cycling teams. GETTING TO KNOW TORIE Her favorite food is sushi and her favorite snack food is reeses or anything with peanut butter. Victoria’s favorite TV show is How I Met Your Mother and her favorite movie is Spiderman. A Pittsburgh Steelers fan, her favorite athlete is Heath Miller and she says the greatest coach to ever live is her first basketball coach Dawn Kahan. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Justin Timberlake. CAREER STATS Year 2012-13 Total

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GP 25 25

FG-FGA 82-229 82-229

FT-FTA 65-91 65-91

REB 140 140

RPG 5.6 5.6

A 18 18

S 21 21

PTS 249 249

PPG 10.0 10.0

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2012-13 RESULTS --- 10-15 (8-10 NEWMAC) Date Nov. 15 Nov. 17 Nov. 19 Nov. 26 Nov. 28 Dec. 1 Dec. 4 Dec. 6 Dec. 9 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 10 Jan. 12 Jan. 16 Jan. 19 Jan. 23 Jan. 26 Jan. 30 Feb. 2 Feb. 6 Feb. 10 Feb. 11 Feb. 13 Feb. 16 Feb. 20

Opponent Mitchell @ Johnson & Wales @ Curry @ Framingham State Wheaton * Clark * @ MIT * @ Smith * Connecticut College @ WPI * Babson * Springfield * @ Mount Holyoke * Wellesley * @ Babson * @ Wheaton * @ Clark * MIT * Smith * @ Springfield * Mount Holyoke * Merchant Marine @ Wellesley * WPI * @ WPI (NEWMAC Tournament -- First Round)

Result W 76-36 L 53-62 (OT) W 55-53 L 75-76 (OT) L 45-52 W 72-59 W 36-32 W 57-74 L 43-54 L 44-60 L 34-49 W 53-38 W 58-52 L 45-59 L 36-75 W 48-41 L 61-73 L 47-62 L 50-71 W 55-54 (3 OT) W 65-47 L 53-62 W 64-56 L 49-59 L 43-44

* NEWMAC Game

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HISTORY ECAC TOURNAMENT BERTHS 2001-02 2007-08 (CHAMPIONS)

NEWMAC TOURNAMENT BERTHS 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 2012-2013

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REVIEW & HISTORY

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2013-14 SCHEDULE November 16 November 20 NOVEMBER 23 NOVEMBER 26 December 4 December 7 December 10 JANUARY 2 JANUARY 4 JANUARY 7 January 9 JANUARY 11 JANUARY 15 January 18 JANUARY 19 January 22 January 25 JANUARY 29 February 5 February 8 February 10 FEBRUARY 12 February 15 February 19 FEBRUARY 22 Feb. 26-Mar. 2 February 26 March 1 March 2

at Mitchell at Babson * WELLESLEY * MIT * at Clark * at Albertus Magnus at Connecticut College CURRY WHEATON * EMERSON * at Mount Holyoke * SMITH * WPI * at Springfield * BABSON * at Wellesley * at MIT * CLARK * at Wellesley * at Emerson * at Merchant Marine MOUNT HOLYOKE * at Smith * at WPI * SPRINGFIELD * NEWMAC Tournament First Round Semifinals Championship

*Conference Game Home games in ALL CAPS

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