Seton Hall Athletics 2010-11 Annual Report
2010-11 Annual Report for the Seton Hall Athletics Department.
INDEX Letter from the Athletics Director ................................................... 3 Athletics Feature .............................................................................. 4 Athletics Achievements ................................................................... 6 Pirates in the Community ............................................................... 14 Post-Season Honors ...................................................................... 16 Academic Achievements ............................................................... 17 Pirate Blue Events ........................................................................... 20 Pirate Blue Donor Report ............................................................... 24 Capital Improvements .................................................................... 30 NCAA Regional .............................................................................. 32 Pirate Blue Summary ...................................................................... 33 Staff Directory ................................................................................ 34 Head Coaches ................................................................................ 35 Contact Information ....................................................................... 36 Your support provides each student-athlete the opportunity to be successful on the court, on the field and in the classroom. Dear Friends of Seton Hall Athletics, I have been the Athletics Director at Seton Hall University for just a short time, but I have already been so impressed with the love and passion that our alumni and fans feel for Seton Hall and the Pirates. On behalf of the Seton Hall University Department of Athletics, it is my privilege to say “Thank You” for all of your dedication and support of our program. The following Annual Report reviews some of our highlights during the 2010-11 athletics seasons. Of particular note is the success of our baseball team who won the BIG EAST Championship and earned a trip to the NCAA Regionals in College Station, Texas. Other notables include the performance of senior men’s swimmer, Kevin Webster, who was named the Most Outstanding Male Swimmer of the 2011 BIG EAST Championships. At the event, he won both the 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard backstroke to give him three BIG EAST titles in his impressive collegiate career. Kevin also qualified for the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. In addition to these achievements and several others, I am also proud to report that our student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. More than half of our student-athletes were recognized as BIG EAST Academic All-Stars, while over a third earned Dean’s List recognition in the 2010-11 academic year. My goal as athletics director, and our goal as a department, is to build a culture of excellence. We seek to win championships, and in doing so, will compete in an ethical way with great integrity. It is essential that we create an environment where our student-athletes work as hard as they can to win games while achieving greatness in the classroom. Along the way our student-athletes will learn valuable life lessons in preparation, teamwork, and dedication, assuring that they discover the complete student-athlete experience at Seton Hall. In order to give our student-athletes the best possible experience it is more important now than ever, that we ask our alums and friends of Pirate Athletics for their support. We have set very ambitious goals for our department and only through your support will we be able to achieve those goals. If you are already a member of Pirate Blue, I thank you and ask for your continued support and help. If you are not a Pirate Blue member, we need you to get involved. I encourage you to make a contribution, attend a Pirate Blue event and purchase season tickets. We are only as strong as you allow us to be, and only together can we accomplish great things for our present, past and future Pirates! Thank you and Go Pirates! Patrick Lyons Director of Athletics and Recreational Services BASEBALL (34-25, 14-13 BIG EAST CONFERENCE) The words “storybook” and “fairy tale” are often over-used in the sports vernacular when describing unlikely or seemingly miraculous feats. But every great once in a while a special team emerges and captures the imagination of its fan base. It takes them on a magical ride that blends the line between fantasy and reality. Such was the case of the 2011 BIG EAST Champion Seton Hall baseball team, a team that had very few expectations coming into its season. In fact, it was predicted to finish 11th out of 12 teams in the preseason BIG EAST Coaches’ Poll. The Pirates saw their share of highs and lows throughout the regular season, but found a way to tap into their inner greatness down the stretch. They were a scrappy group built on pitching and defense, who relied on “small ball” to plate just enough runs needed to inch them closer to an elusive post-season appearance. Entering the final weekend of the regular season, Seton Hall occupied ninth place in the 12-team league, knowing that only the top-8 teams would earn a trip to the BIG EAST Championship tournament. They needed to perform well in their final weekend series against Georgetown and hoped that opponents above them in the standings faltered. Not only did they perform well, but they swept all three games against the Hoyas, and thanks to timely losses by other competition, the Pirates earned a berth in the conference tournament, not as the #7 or #8 seed, but as the fifth-best team in the field. In the opening round, Seton Hall upset fourth-seeded West Virginia, 10-4, behind the performance of its seniors. Ace pitcher Joe DiRocco gave up just three earned runs in seven innings to get the win, while Sean Gusrang, A.J. Rusbarsky and Frank Esposito each had two RBI’s. With the win, the Pirates would face top-seeded Connecticut. The Huskies took home the conference’s regular season title by winning 22 of its 27 conference games. They featured eight players drafted by Major League Baseball and 11 players on allconference teams including the conference Player of the Year and Pitcher of the Year. Additionally, this talented group of “Ruthian” performers was guided by the conference’s Coach of the Year. Seton Hall, by contrast, had just one all-conference performer, DiRocco, among the 40 all-conference selections. Trailing 2-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Pirates scratched across two runs to tie the game and eventually force extra innings. In the top of the 12th inning, UConn seemingly took control with an RBI single to make the score 3-2. But the game was not over. And in displaying the same resolve and determination that had become Seton Hall’s reputation in 2011, the Pirates fought back in the bottom of the 12th, scored two runs and defeated Connecticut, the nation’s 15th-ranked team, 4-3, just as the clock passed midnight. In this fairy tale run however, Cinderella would not be distracted by the time of day or night. After a day’s rest, thanks to the tournament’s double-elimination format, the Pirates had to again face UConn. This time however, although the outcome was the same, the Pirates’ performance was dramatically different. Seton Hall jumped on the champs from the start and used a 6-run seventh inning to fuel a 12-2 victory. Freshman Brian Gilbert limited UConn to just one earned run over 5.1 innings for the victory. Zack Granite and Mike Genovese had three hits apiece for the Pirates. 4 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department ATHLETICS FEATURE For the second straight day, David defeated Goliath, and this time, eliminated him from the tournament. The odds remained long in the tournament’s championship game. Having eliminated the conference’s best team, the Pirates now faced second-seeded St. John’s in a one-game, winnertakes-all showdown. Working on just three days rest, Joe DiRocco gave up just one run in six innings and the Pirates won their third BIG EAST Conference tournament championship with a 4-2 victory. DiRocco was named most outstanding player. Their memorable season came to an end however, with consecutive losses to the Regional host, Texas A&M and Arizona, both nationally-ranked opponents. Seton Hall traveled back home, their season completed with a final record of 34-25, and senior leaders DiRocco, Esposito, Gusrang and Rusbarsky closed the books of their respective collegiate careers. Their tenures however, were finished with the perfect final punctuation… a fairy tale ending for an unlikely champion. It’s a story that would be nearly unbelievable, if it wasn’t true. The fifth-seeded underdogs, who needed to sweep their last three games of the regular season simply to qualify for the tournament, finished as the only unbeaten team in the eightteam field, knocking off the tournament’s top two seeds to become the lowest seed ever to win the conference tournament. This was the same team predicted to finish 11th out of 12 teams. In a season laden with success, the Pirates’ final highlight came in the opening game of the College Station Regional of the NCAA Championship. Seton Hall ran its season-long win streak to nine games with a 4-0 victory over Arizona. Sophomore Jon Prosinski fired a six-hit, complete game shutout, while striking out three and walking only one. 2011 Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 5 MEN’S BASKETBALL (13-18, 7-11 BIG EAST CONFERENCE) The 2010-11 Seton Hall men’s basketball season had its share of team and individual highlights while ushering in a new era with head coach Kevin Willard on the bench. The Pirates played one of the most difficult schedules in the nation, which included 10 games against ranked teams and 18 games against teams that made it to the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Seton Hall also faced the NIT runner-up, Alabama, whom they defeated in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam in November. Despite the daunting gauntlet, the Pirates played well in registering victories over NCAA Tournament teams, Saint Peter’s, Marquette, #15 St. John’s and #9 Syracuse. It marked the first time since the 2005-06 campaign that Seton Hall had registered two wins over teams ranked in the nation’s top 15. The season’s brightest moment was a shocking 22-point upset at Syracuse. Led by senior Jeremy Hazell, Seton Hall dominated the Orange from the start and pounded the nation’s ninthranked team, 90-68, winning for just the fifth time in 27 games at the Carrier Dome. Hazell had 28 points and nine rebounds in the upset. That strong performance was just one of several last season from the long-distance sharpshooter who finished his spectacular four-year career with 2,146 career points, third-most in Seton Hall history. As a result, Hazell earned All-BIG EAST honors for a fourth straight season and First Team All-Met recognition for a third consecutive campaign while becoming the 30th player in BIG EAST history to record more than 2,000 career points. In addition to these impressive feats, Hazell ranks among Seton Hall’s top 10 in career points, points per game, games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, as well as steals and steals per game. He holds top-10 single-season marks in seven categories as well. All of this was achieved despite the fact that Hazell missed 13 games due to injury during the 2010-11 season. Through the season’s first three games, he was averaging 24.0 points per game and was 11-for-17 from three point range. But in the closing moments of an 83-78 victory over Alabama in the first round of the 2011 Paradise Jam, Hazell’s and Seton Hall’s campaign was dramatically interrupted. The shooting guard scored a game-high 27 points, but as Alabama’s spirits broke, so did Hazell’s wrist. The little known, and hard to break, scaphoid bone in his left (non-shooting) wrist was severed, resulting in a nearly twomonth absence. But upon his return, Hazell immediately showed the same scoring prowess he displayed routinely prior to the injury. In his 6 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department ATHLETICS ACHIEVEMENTS first game back, Hazell scored a game-high 23 points on 10-for17 shooting from the floor in a 78-67 victory at DePaul on Jan. 12. The Pirates’ captain was back and there were milestones to achieve. At Rutgers on Feb. 12, Hazell scored 19 points in a 69-64 victory in Piscataway. In doing so, the sharpshooter became only the third player in Seton Hall history and the 30th player in BIG EAST Conference history to record 2,000 career points. Two games later, at Marquette, Hazell connected on four threepointers to become the BIG EAST’s all-time leader in threepointers made in conference play. He would finish his career with 201 made three’s in conference games. His total of 328 overall made three-pointers is Seton Hall’s career mark. Hazell also holds Seton Hall’s career record for three-pointers attempted and single-season marks for three’s attempted and made. The 6-foot-5 shooter apparently had no limit on his range often connecting from seemingly just beyond mid-court. He would finish his senior season averaging 19.8 points per game, fourthbest in the BIG EAST, his third straight year of averaging more than 19.0 points per game. With Hazell back in the lineup, Seton Hall proved to be a tough opponent in conference play. Even the games that the Pirates lost, they displayed the hard work and determination that has become a routine effort for Kevin Willard’s teams. In Seton Hall’s five home BIG EAST losses, the Pirates fell by an average of just 4.2 points, including a two-point loss to Connecticut, the eventual 2011 national champion. Personal achievements were also accomplished in 2010-11 by Herb Pope, Jeff Robinson and Jordan Theodore, all of which passed 500 total points for their careers at Seton Hall. Pope became just the 34th player in Pirates’ history to record both 500 career points and 500 career rebounds. Seton Hall welcomed freshmen Patrik Auda, Fuquan Edwin and Aaron Geramipoor to the team. Edwin averaged 7.9 points per game and made 26 starts, the most by a Pirates freshman since Eugene Harvey started 29 games in 2006-07. In one final moment of high drama, Hazell scored a game-high 27 points vs. Rutgers in the first round of the 2011 BIG EAST Championship. With just two seconds remaining in regulation, he buried a deep three-pointer to tie the game. Although the Pirates ultimately fell in overtime, the excitement of the moment was a fitting final act for Hazell in a career laden with remarkable feats. Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 7 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (8-22, 1-15 BIG EAST CONFERENCE) Last year was a season of great change for Seton Hall’s women’s basketball program. An infusion of new energy and promise was brought by Naismith Hall of Famer Anne Donovan, who came to South Orange after leading the WNBA’s New York Liberty to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2010. Long before she became a successful head coach, Donovan had a legendary collegiate playing career compiling 2,719 points and 1,976 rebounds for Old Dominion. She brought this invaluable experience to Seton Hall and immediately laid the groundwork for future success in South Orange. The Pirates gave Donovan her initial victory back on the collegiate sidelines with a 72-59 drubbing of eventual NCAA Tournament participant Temple in early November at Walsh Gymnasium. Later, Seton Hall defeated Cincinnati on the road for the first BIG EAST win of the Donovan era. Not only did the coaching staff change, but a slew of new student-athletes also joined the Pirates. Last season only two of Seton Hall’s top seven scorers from 2009-10 returned, providing fresh faces and new opportunities for many of the younger Pirates and new additions. 8 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department One of the Pirate newcomers last year was a transfer from Northeastern. Junior guard Jasmine Crew made an immediate impact leading the team with 11.6 points per game. Her 77.3% from the free-throw line was the ninth-best percentage in the BIG EAST Conference. In a season of many standout performances, she tallied her career-high of 20 points twice, against Rhode Island and Marquette. A key returning veteran in 2010-11 was junior Kandice Green, who averaged 11.5 points to go along with a team-high 8.1 rebounds. The 6-foot-1 forward notched six double-doubles and exploded for career-highs of 31 points and 23 rebounds at William & Mary. Her 23 rebounds represent the second highest single-game total in Pirates’ history. Green has also risen to 16th place all-time at Seton Hall with 636 career rebounds. Another newcomer was freshman guard Ka-Deidre Simmons, who averaged 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds, while starting 27 of 30 games for the Pirates. Her efforts earned her a spot on the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team. It marked the third time in the last four years that Seton Hall has had representation on the AllFreshman Team. ATHLETICS ACHIEVEMENTS SWIM & DIVE (WOMEN’S S&D: 8-3, MEN’S S&D: 9-2) Both the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams enjoyed one of the finest seasons in each of the program’s histories in 2010-11. The men captured a sixth place finish at the BIG EAST Championships, which was the highest in school history, while the women took ninth place and went 8-3 in dual meets to post the highest winning percentage (.727) under the direction of head coach Ron Farina. Senior Kevin Webster was a huge reason for the Pirates’ success in the pool. Named Seton Hall’s Overall Male Athlete of the Year for an unprecedented third straight year, Webster was named Most Outstanding Male Swimmer at the BIG EAST Championships and became the first swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The native of Leawood, Kan. won the 400-yard individual medley and the 200-yard backstroke, and placed second in the 500-yard freestyle. With his backstroke victory, Webster became the first SHU swimmer to repeat as a conference champion in the same event. Webster finishes his career holding five individual (200 and 50yard freestyle, 100-yard backstroke, and 200 and 400-yard individual medley) and three relay (200 and 800-yard freestyle, and 200-yard medley) records. Freshman Matt Benson and sophomore Ryan O’Shaughnessy were also big contributors to the men’s team. Benson was the runner-up in 11 events over the course of the season, with the majority of those second place finishes coming in events that included Webster. O’Shaughnessy was a three-time BIG EAST Championship finalist in individual medley and breaststroke sprint races, and captured eight first-place finishes throughout the year. Junior Brittney Hervey excelled in diving events to play a key role in the women’s success. She qualified for the finals of the threemeter event and took 14th place at the BIG EAST Championship. Hervey’s performance during the season earned her a spot at the NCAA Zonals. In addition, she holds the school record in both the one and three-meter board. Also posting strong seasons for the women were sophomore Andrea Shuba and freshman Jane Ehret. Shuba broke the school record in the 100-yard backstroke at the BIG EAST Championships and was victorious on seven occasions. Ehret reached the finals of the 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard butterfly, and was a USA Short Course National qualifier. Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 9 SOFTBALL (16-35, 3-19 BIG EAST CONFERENCE) A pair of in-season tournament victories highlighted the 2011 softball season for Seton Hall. In North Carolina, the Blue and White posted a 3-1 record to claim the Elon Invitational championship before going 4-1 at the inaugural Seton Hall Pirate classic. Senior Michelle Reed broke the school’s career stolen-base record and posted 67 swipes in her illustrious career. Sophomore Hannah Hill and freshman Jen Metzger were solid in the pitching circle for the Hall. Hill led the team with eight wins while Metzger posted a 3.94 ERA and five victories in her rookie campaign. Offensively, senior Nalin Bennett and junior Kristen Kaelin each reached the 100-hit plateau for their careers. Senior Brittany Schillizzi paced the team in both home runs and RBI. The Pirates showed an uncanny ability to turn double plays, averaging 0.49 per game to rank sixth in the nation and first among BIG EAST clubs. MEN’S SOCCER (3-13-1, 1-8 BIG EAST CONFERENCE) The men’s soccer team took on one of the toughest schedules in the nation, facing four opponents ranked in the top-five during the 2010 season. The Hall nearly came away with a major upset in the season-opener at #3 Wake Forest, but ultimately settled for a 2-2 draw. Senior Brayan Martinez led the team with six goals and 14 points en route to being named Second Team All-BIG EAST and being selected in the first round of the MLS Supplemental Draft by FC Dallas. Freshman goalkeeper Kevin Bonder made 10 starts and posted a pair of shutouts while routinely showing off the ability to make acrobatic saves. 10 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department ATHLETICS ACHIEVEMENTS VOLLEYBALL (13-18, 7-7 BIG EAST CONFERENCE) Head coach Kris Zeiter led the volleyball program to its second straight appearance in the BIG EAST Championship in 2010. The Pirates’ signature win came in a five-set victory at Louisville, marking the first time in program history that SHU defeated the Cardinals. In the monumental win, senior Sarah Osmun broke the school record for kills. She finished her career with 1,572 kills and 1,197 digs, the third most in program history. Winning five of their last seven matches helped the Pirates secure the seventh seed in the conference tournament, setting up a rematch with Louisville. SHU dropped the first set, but rallied back to win the second to even the match. The third and fourth sets were both hotly contested, but the Hall came up just short against the eventual BIG EAST champion. Junior Meghan Matusiak reached 1,000 kills for her career, while freshman Alyssa Warren set a freshman record with 520 digs. Matusiak and Osmun were named to the All-BIG EAST Second Team, marking the first time that two Pirates earned conference honors in the same season since 1994. WOMEN’S SOCCER (7-10-1, 3-7-1 BIG EAST CONFERENCE) Led by a pair of elite youngsters, the women’s soccer program won its most games since 2008. Sophomore goalkeeper Jennifer Pettigrew was named to the All-BIG EAST Third Team thanks to a 1.28 goals against average and a .786 save percentage, eighth best in the conference. The Kearny, N.J. native was also named Seton Hall’s Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year. Freshman Katie Ritter earned All-Rookie Team honors after leading the Pirates with seven goals, 15 points and three game-winning goals, including the lone tally in a 1-0 victory over #24 Rutgers on Sept. 17. As a team, the Pirates went 7-10-1. Their victory over Rutgers was the second over a nationally-ranked opponent since 1999. Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 11 WOMEN’S GOLF Head coach Sara Doell guided the Seton Hall women’s golf program through its inaugural campaign that included nine tournaments over the fall and spring seasons. Freshman Hannah Basalone grabbed a ninth place finish in the Hall’s first competition, the Bucknell Invitational, while the team placed 10th overall. Freshman Samantha Massei carded the program’s first hole-in-one on the opening weekend, using a six-iron on the 140-yard 16th hole. Basalone later closed out the fall season by placing fifth at the University of Richmond’s Spider Invitational with rounds of 79-75-74. Basalone claimed an 11th place finish at Georgetown’s Hoya Invitational, the Hall’s final competition before the BIG EAST Championship at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. Once again, Basalone led the way, posting a 75 in the second round for the Pirates’ lowest score of the conference tournament. A strong foundation for the future was built as Doell often sent out five freshmen to represent the Hall on the course. The Pirates bid farewell to only one member of the team, as senior and teamleader Erica Fitzpatrick graduated in the spring. 12 2010-11 Annual Report CROSS COUNTRY Legendary head coach John Moon guided a young squad through the 2010 season, developing a strong group of runners on both the men’s and women’s sides. A pair of underclassmen proved to be the top performers throughout the season. Freshman Carl Johnston ran in seven races last fall and paced the Hall each time, including an 81st place finish at the BIG EAST Championship. For the women, sophomore Hughnique Rolle led the Pirates in all nine meets and saved her strongest performance for the ECAC Championship, where she ran the 5K in a season-best time of 19:32. Seton Hall Athletics Department ATHLETICS ACHIEVEMENTS MEN’S GOLF For a second straight year sophomore Brandon Park was named to the All-BIG EAST Team and averaged a 73.88 stroke average, currently the lowest career stroke average for any golfer in Seton Hall history. Park, and junior Troy Spencer, combined to lead the Pirates in nine of 12 tournaments this year. Both were also named to the PING All-Northeast Region Team. Junior College transfer John Dawson Neufeld led Seton Hall in the other three events including the Rutgers Invitational where he became the first Pirate to win a tournament’s individual crown since Kyle Morris was victorious at the George Washington Invitational in 2006. Collectively, the team earned seven top-10 and four top-5 finishes in 12 tournaments during the 2010-11 academic year including a second place team finish at the Rutgers Invitational. The Pirates placed ninth at the 2011 BIG EAST Championship. Park again led the team with a top-10 finish for the second straight year at the conference’s marquee event. TENNIS (6-14, 3-7 BIG EAST CONFERENCE) Steady improvement was the theme of the women’s tennis program in 2010-11. The spring season saw the Pirates pick up their play on the courts before falling just shy of a BIG EAST Championship berth. Freshman Pui Wing Sher stepped in immediately as the Pirates’ top player, winning the “A” singles bracket at the Quinnipiac Fall Tournament in her first collegiate competition. Sher had a six-match winning streak in the spring, including a five-set stretch where she did not drop a single game. She finished the season with a team-high 20 singles victories. Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 13 As in recent years, Seton Hall student-athletes continue to put forth a strong commitment to community outreach. We have strengthened existing relationships and have cultivated new ones over the course of the 2010-2011 academic year. This increase in volunteer efforts has been due in a large part to the priority Seton Hall athletics administrators and coaching staffs place on community service. This has been particularly true of the new men’s and women’s basketball coaches over the past year. The Pen Pal Program recently completed its 17th year. This has included Seton Hall student-athletes exchanging biweekly letters with the seventh-grade pen pals from Saint Francis Xavier School in Newark throughout the academic year. The program culminates with the grammar school children coming to campus to spend the day with their Seton Hall pen pals to celebrate National Student Athlete Day. The Seton Hall baseball team continued its relationship with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation. During the 2009-10 year, the team adopted a local boy suffering from a brain tumor, and they continued the relationship through this past season, including celebration of his 8th birthday. He serves as team bat-boy and the players offer support and encouragement, particularly during his most difficult times. Needless to say, both sides gain tremendously from the relationship. In addition, Seton Hall student-athletes continue to reach out to preschool children at Leaguers Head Start in Newark by reading to them throughout the school year. Events include Dr. Seuss Day, which emphasizes the importance of developing strong reading skills from an early age, and Trike-A-Thon, where the preschoolers spend a day on the University campus with their student-athlete mentors. We also celebrated with the Newark Boys and Girls Club Christmas party and visited the Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, to spread holiday cheer. New partnerships include visits to St. Barnabas Hospital in Livingston and the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in East Orange, volunteering with the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, clinics with Team Walker in Jersey City and the Girl Scouts of New Jersey, donations to Eva’s Village in Paterson, and financial donations in memory of Jessica Moore, who is the fellow student who was tragically killed early in the academic year. The most popular event among student-athletes seems to be the biannual PB&J challenge where the teams, with the help of the Varsity Catholic missionaries, compete to see who can make the most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. The 3400 sandwiches, from two challenges, are then donated to St. John’s Food Kitchen in Newark and Eva’s Village in Paterson. Seton Hall student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators take pride in their community outreach and are always looking for new ways to give back. If you are interested in partnering with student athletes in the community, please feel free to contact Melanie Calderwood, Coordinator for Student-Athlete Development and Leadership, at (973) 761-9187 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 14 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department PIRATES IN THE COMMUNITY Boys and Girls Club Christmas Party - December 2010 The Walk for Team Walker - June 2011 Newark School Play Day - April 2011 St. Barnabas Hospital Visit, Childrenâ€™s Ward - January 2011 New Jersey Community Food Bank - November 2010 Reading at the Leaguers Head Start - Spring 2011 Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 15 POST-SEASON HONORS Joe DiRocco - Baseball ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM HONORS ABCA ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM Sarah Osmun - Volleyball ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM HONORS Jeremy Hazell - Men’s Basketball ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM HONORS Brayan Martinez - Men’s Soccer ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM HONORS Meghan Matusiak - Volleyball ALL-BIG EAST SECOND TEAM HONORS Brandon Park - Men’s Golf ALL-BIG EAST MEN’S GOLF TEAM Jennifer Pettigrew - Women’s Soccer ALL-BIG EAST THIRD TEAM HONORS Kaitlyn Ritter - Women’s Soccer ALL-BIG EAST ROOKIE TEAM HONORS Ka-Deidre Simmons - Women’s Basketball Kevin Webster - Men’s Swimming ALL-BIG EAST BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP FRESHMAN TEAM HONORS MOST OUTSTANDING SWIMMER 16 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department Rob Sheppard - Baseball ABCA/DIAMOND NCAA DIVISION I EAST REGIONAL CO-COACH OF THE YEAR BIG EAST ACADEMIC ALL-STARS BASEBALL Dale Anderson Kolbe Andrade Michael Betz Joe DiRocco George Fernandez Anthony Ferrentino Michael Genovese Chase Gray Ryan Harvey Scott Kalamar Joshua Prevost Johnathan Prosinski A.J. Rusbarsky Christopher Selden Ryan Sullivan Gregory Terhune William Walsh WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Jazzmine Johnson Kashmere Joseph Alexandra Maseko Brittany Morris MEN’S BASKETBALL Patrik Auda Peter Dill Darnell Gatling Anali Okoloji Eniel Polynice WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Ashley Barnes Christina Chafos Ke’Aira Dickerson Nyala Eddings Sophia Fils Aime Ali Hehn Hughnique Rolle Jehmeesah Walker Madison Wrest MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Marvin Carter Erik Chester Tony Cramond Dorian Ellerbe Cory Hellwig Carl Johnston Mamadou Niang WOMEN’S GOLF Stacie Ballou Hannah Basalone Christina Cantu Erica Fitzpatrick Nicole Longobardo Samantha Massei MEN’S GOLF Gary Dunne Borja Faixat Llanas John Neufeld Brandon Park Tr oy Spencer WOMEN’S SOCCER Katherine Andreski Wiebke Balcke Cristina Barthel Ashley Beamish Elizabeth Bond Ashley Clark Shannon Desmond Nicole Gross Meghan Hayes Chelsea King Marie Klemme Caitlyn Milazzo Meghan Milazzo Taylor Mims Keri Lynn O’Donnell Jennifer Pettigrew Kaitlyn Ritter Amie Ruhe Rebecca Warrington MEN’S SOCCER Kevin Bonder Kurt Cameron Sean Carr Michael Dietze Jose Dominguez Christopher Garcia Bradley Kerstetter Victor Manosalvas Brayan Martinez Kevin Matthews Hayden Morris Steve Rose Dritan Sela Andrew Welker Giovanni Zammiello SOFTBALL Nalin Bennett Stephanie Bontales Laura Canulli Bridget Costantino Maria De Luca Cashel Gaffey Jamie Gates Brittany Hammer Meredith Henze Hannah Hill Nicole Loewenstein Jennifer Metzger Marissa Muoio Michelle Reed Brittany Schillizzi WOMEN’S SWIM & DIVE Amy Bonistalli Amanda Bronson Paige Calkins Katherine Dwyer Brittany Henning Brittany Hervey Kaitlyn Karl Kerrie Kolackovsky Marielle O’Conner Marilyn Purvis Megan Rathbun Kathryn Riley Andrea Shuba Kaley Swider Rosalie Virgilio Kara Walbaum Carly Winton Seton Hall Athletics Department Alison Zelenky MEN’S SWIM & DIVE Austin Acheson Matthew Benson Tyler Benson Gregory Black Ian Delisio Evan Forbes Peter Gingeleski Matt Holland Joseph Lacus Spencer Lee Murakami Nicholas Naumann Tyler Naumann Michael Oldham Ryan O’Shaughnessy Brian Pauling William Penny Jonathan Ropson Kevin Webster TENNIS Karina Cordero Slavina Kaplanska Rocio Portela-Berrios Pui Wing Sher Elizabeth Verow Michelle Weerasinghe VOLLEYBALL Meghan Bonk Morgan Devries Hannah Guth Hannah Hugeback Kalie Marshall Meghan Matusiak Megan Murison Sarah Osmun Kelly Palma Simona Sekulova Olivia Trudeau Alyssa Warren Krissy Wrobel 2010-11 Annual Report 17 ACADEMIC HONORS Women’s soccer senior Shannon Desmond and softball senior Michelle Reed were recently honored with very special academic awards this spring. Desmond was named valedictorian of Seton Hall’s Stillman School of Business for the graduating class of 2011. Reed was one of 24 winners of the 2010-11 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards, which recognize academic and athletic achievement as well as community service. Desmond, who graduated Summa Cum Laude, appeared in 67 matches for the Pirates over the last four seasons and made 56 starts. Although regarded more as a strong defender, she provided timely offensive outputs throughout her career including an assist on the game-winning goal against Cincinnati on Senior Day this season. The senior midfielder spent the entire 2010 spring semester studying abroad in Ireland. The four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star was honored and officially graduated with her classmates during commencement ceremonies the morning of May 16. The Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Awards are given to one student-athlete in each BIG EAST sport based on academic credentials, athletic accolades or performances and volunteer service to the community. Student-athletes who have attained junior academic standing and a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.00 are eligible. The winners are chosen by the BIG EAST Fa culty Athletics Representative Council. Reed was named a two-time captain of the softball team and a catalyst in the leadoff spot in the bating order. She finished her career with 67 stolen bases, which eclipsed the school record. Reed batted a team-best .275 with four triples and 11 RBI, while swiping 18 bags. The outfielder also ranks eighth in career batting average (.307), fifth in hits (177), and seventh in runs scored (94). In addition, Reed was named the University’s BIG EAST Female Scholar Athlete in February. She was one of sixteen student-athletes - one from each BIG EAST institution - who was awarded a $2,000 scholarship. Reed, a biology major, made the dean’s list six times and was a four-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star. 18 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department Michael Oldham of the Men’s Swimming and Diving team was named the ECAC Scholar Athlete of the Year along with Shannon Desmond and was a nominee for the College Athletics Administrators of New Jersey (CAANJ) Scholar Athlete of the Year award and BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year award along with Michelle Reed. CoSIDA District 2 All Academic Team: Andrew Welker, Men’s Soccer For the 2010-11 academic year, four Seton Hall athletics teams earned prestigious academic awards. The women’s tennis team earned the 2011 ITA All-Academic Team Award, with student-athletes Michelle Weerasinghe, Puiwing Sher and Rocio Portela-Berrios becoming 2011 ITA Scholars. The volleyball team earned the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year and the men’s golf team received the Golf Coaches’ Association of America Outstanding Team Academic Award. Both the men’s golf and volleyball teams earned national recognition for academic excellence for ranking in the top ten percentile for Academic Progress Rating (APR). The men’s and women’s swimming and diving team was named a Scholar All-American Program by the College Swimming Coaches’ Association of America. SHU student-athletes work as hard in the classroom as they do in competition and their academic commitment is apparent. Senior student-athletes graduated in May with four Summa Cum Laude graduates, nine Magna Cum Laude graduates and five Cum Laude graduates. 64% of all Seton Hall student-athletes, which equals out to 159 students, were named BIG EAST Academic All Stars. 85 student-athletes were named to the Fall 2010 Dean’s List and 84 student-athletes were named to the Spring 2011 Dean’s List. Seton Hall inducted its seventh class (20 students) into Chi Alpha Sigma, the National College Athlete Honor Society, during an annual induction ceremony. This requires studentathletes to maintain a minimum 3.4 cumulative grade-point average through their junior and senior year. Eight student-athletes were nominated for the BIG EAST Sports Excellence Award: Andrew Welker, Men’s Soccer Kevin Webster, Men’s Swim and Dive John Neufield, Golf Dale Anderson, Baseball Nicki Gross, Women’s Soccer Michelle Reed, Softball Brittany Hervey, Women’s Swim and Dive Sarah Osmun, Volleyball Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 19 The Pirate Blue Athletic Fund hosts several fund-raising events throughout the year. Each of these unique events serve as one more way to support our athletics programs. They also serve as an excellent opportunity for Pirate Blue members, fans and alumni to interact with our student-athletes, coaches and administrators. In addition to our time-honored events, this past year Pirate Blue hosted two new, exciting events - the Pirate Blue Student-Athlete Thanka-thon and the Piratesâ€™ First Pitch Dinner. The Pirate Blue Athletic Fund held its first StudentAthlete Thank-a-Thon on Monday, May 2 and Tuesday, May 3 in the Seton Hall Sports Polling Center. All 14 Seton Hall athletics programs were represented as 36 student-athletes volunteered their time to call approximately 1000 Pirate Blue donors nationwide to thank them for their support of Seton Hall Athletics. The Piratesâ€™ First Pitch Dinner provided the Seton Hall Baseball program with an opportunity for Pirate greats to meet the current roster and other alumni. Pirate Blue Spring Lake Golf Outing: Left: Kevin Willard, Hank D’Alessandro ‘85, and William Burke Right: Donald J. De Castro ‘54, John Swift ‘60, President, A. Gabriel Esteban, and Monsignor Richard Liddy ‘60 (left to right). The 2010 Pirate Blue Golf Outing was held on August 7, 2010 at the beautiful Spring Lake Golf Club. The outing is an opportunity for our alumni and fans to meet our coaches, see old friends and enjoy a round of golf with fellow Pirate fans. Pirate Blue Beefsteak Tip-Off Dinner: Alicia Cooseman, John Wuebbeling ’01 and Brett Lindenfeld ’01 (left to right). The Second Annual Pirate Blue Beefsteak Tip-Off Dinner held on October 6, 2010 hosted over 360 attendees at the Bishop Dougherty University Center. The night was a fun-filled opportunity for alumni and former student-athletes to mingle with current student-athletes and guests of the extended Pirate Blue family. Coach Willard and Coach Donovan shared their enthusiasm for the upcoming season with inspiring previews. Spirits were high and the anticipation for the start of the season was boosted. Coach Mike Sheppard Golf Outing: Kenneth F. Kunzman, Michael J. Sheppard ’58/M.A.’67, Joseph Scott and Thomas J. Sharkey, Sr. ’54 (left to right). The Coach Mike Sheppard Golf Outing is held annually to raise funds for the Seton Hall Baseball program. This year’s outing was held on October 10, 2010 at Maplewood Golf Club. As an added bonus to the golf outing, the winning foursome represented Seton Hall University in the Acura College Alumni Team Championship Cup at Pinehurst Resort on November 5-7, 2010. 2011 Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands: Rudolph H. Katzenberg ’58 and Joseph J. Galfy ’61 (left to right). Pirate fans traveled in style on a private chartered plane with members of the Men’s Basketball team and coaching staff to the 2010 Paradise Jam Tournament in the beautiful U.S. Virgin Islands. Guests stayed at the luxurious Marriott Frenchmen’s Reef Hotel which offered scenic overlooks of the Caribbean Sea. When Pirate fans weren’t cheering on their favorite team, they spent time relaxing on the beautiful beaches of St. Thomas and St. John or shopping in town. Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 21 Pirate Blue Beefsteak Tip-Off Dinner – October 7, 2010: Monsignor Dennis Mahon, Robert Zimmerer ’81, Anne Donovan and Robert Fetterly (left to right). Pirate Blue Student-Athlete Thank-a-thon – May 2 and 3, 2011: Members of the Seton Hall men’s basketball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s swimming, tennis and volleyball teams. Pirates First Pitch Dinner – February 10, 2011: Martin P. Caffrey ’74, Riccardo Bellini ‘75, Richard Sposta ‘75, Richard Cerone ’76, Joseph A. Gallo ‘74 and John J. Cust ’74 (left to right). Pirate Blue Donor Appreciation Event – March 5, 2011: Lorraine A. ’72/M.B.A. ’82 and Joseph J. Hughes ’71. Pirate Varsity Club Reunion – February 2, 2011: Patrick O’Kelly ’90, Victor Kotynski ’06, Christian Vercollone ’09 and Jerrod Laventure ’06 (left to right). 22 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department PIRATE BLUE EVENTS Pirate Varsity Club Reunion – February 2, 2011: Phyllis Mangina ’81, Robin Cunningham ’78/M.A.E. ’84/E.D.S. ’96, Karen Karosy ’80, Rosanne Manghisi, Amanda Di Donato ’07 and Aly Di Donato (left to right). 2011 Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands – November 17-23, 2010: Katherine Bryon ‘13, Bradley Childs ‘13, Michael Childs, Mary Beth Childs ’78, Patricia Post ’85 and Robert Tansill (left to right). First Pitch at Citi Field – September 28, 2010: Women’s Basketball Head Coach Anne Donovan and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Kevin Willard . 2011 Paradise Jam Tournament in the U.S. Virgin Islands – November 17-23, 2010: The 2010 Paradise Jam Pirate Blue Travel party included over 50 alumni, family, and friends of Seton Hall, as well the Men’s Basketball team and staff. Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 23 SHU ATHLETICS DONORS The Pirate Blue Athletic Fund is proud to recognize the following individuals and organizations that made gifts of $100 or more to Pirate Blue between July 1, 2010 and June 30, 2011. These generous benefactors ensure that the University will continue to provide an unparalleled athletic and educational experience for Seton Hall’s dedicated student-athletes. Pirate Blue salutes their generosity, commitment and dedication to Seton Hall Athletics. Championship Club ($30,000 and Above) The Walsh Family Scholarship Club ($20,000 - $29,999) Henry F. ‘85 and Colleen D’Alessandro Alfred J. and Hope Frungillo John W. ‘68 and Charlotte Lavery Athletics Director’s Club ($10,000 - $19,999) Anonymous Steve Adzima Adrian L. ‘71 and Susan Connolly William J. ‘58 and Carol Eyres Michael B. Gratale ‘03 Jomar Agency, LLC John R. ‘75 and Mary Lawrence Patrick M. ‘64/M.B.A. ‘72 and Mary Ann P. Murray Michael E. Murzenski ‘91 James M. ‘82 and Judy A. O’Brien Thomas J. ‘54 and Ruth Sharkey Joseph J. ‘71 and Lorraine A. Hughes ‘72/M.B.A. ‘82 William Kelly John C. Kelly ‘63/M.B.A. ‘68 Julie F. Kessler Mark S., J.D. ‘81 and Laurie A. Kundla, J.D. ‘83 Thomas J. Lardner ‘93 Joel D. Levinson Matthew H. Mahon ‘83 Phillip N. and Mary Alice Maisano Kevin H., J.D. ‘84 and Rita A. Marino, M.A.E. ‘94 Harold S. ‘53 and Judith McCready James P. ‘58 and Barbara I. Penders PGA Tour, Inc. Michael J. ‘84 and Martina Scarrone Roger F. and Roseanne V. Schur Richard F. and Pattrice Sprenger Russell W. Steenberg John F. Swift ‘60 Marc S. Tiano Janus Capital Management, LLC Gerard M. Touhey ‘91 Keith G. Willard Leo J. ‘ 78/M.B.A. ‘84/M.S.T. ‘86 and Janet Zatta All-American Club Coach’s Club ($2,500 - $4,999) ($5,000 - $9,999) Anonymous Scott W. ‘87 and Maureen Badger Lawrence E. Bathgate Rick and Dora Cantu Maury ‘70/J.D. ‘76 and Robin Cartine J. M. and Mary L. Comey Ralph, M.S.T. ‘98 and Marylee Evangelista Joseph W. ‘65/M.B.A. ‘69 and Sheila Fallon Robert E. Fetterly Ellen M. Fitzpatrick Friends of Pirate Blue Katherine F. Garay, M.S.N. ‘82 Gourment Dining Services, LLC. 24 2010-11 Annual Report Anonymous Andrew ‘77/J.D. ‘80 and Francine Alcorn ‘80 Daniel ‘85 and Jean M. Apruzzese John T. ‘71 and Denise A. Baier Kurt T. ‘61 and Elizabeth Borowsky James Braaten Dennis Burke Martin P. Caffrey ‘74 David A. ‘83 and Dayna L. Claxton M.A.‘96 John B., J.D. ‘76 and Robin Collins Thomas B. ‘86/J.D. ‘89 and Anne E. Considine Robert ‘95 and Tracy Figurelli Philip A. and Arleen C. Fina Seton Hall Athletics Department Dennis M. ‘76 and Catherine Flynn ‘76 Charles M. Forman Michael Gallagher Mark E. ‘91 and Megan M. Ganton Vincent D. ‘52/ J.D. ‘55 and Erica Gautieri Anthony and Patricia Giacona Giordano, Halleran, & Ciesla Sean P. Hurley William R. Karpowic and Elizabeth Nadasdy-Karpowic Henry J. and Diane L. Knipper Richard H. Kotkin ‘83/J.D. ‘87/M.B.A. ‘87 John T. ‘69 and Marion C. Lapchak Michael P. ‘88/M.B.A. ‘91 and Cherie A. Leanza ‘90/M.H.A. ‘99 George M. ‘93 and Holly A. Manuelian ‘94 Michael Marsallo James F. Matthews ‘67/J.D. ‘73 Martin J. McLaughlin Robert E. ‘68 and Maria M. Meehan Charles P. ‘66 and Lourdes Z. Mitchel, E.D.D. ‘91 The New York Mets Foundation, Inc. Donald S. Nowicki ‘64 Thomas H. O’Brien William M. ‘ 62 and Arlene F. Odell Edward J. ‘58/M.A. ‘61 and Jane N. Quinn Andrew J. Renna ‘75 Jayne M. Ross, J.D. ‘82/M.B.A. ‘82 Robert J. ‘67 and Joanne E. Roth Nicholas R. Scalera ‘63 Schwab Charitable Fund Joseph Scott Thomas J. and Catherine Slattery Williams ‘76 and Maryjane Staats ‘76 Hugh O. and Ame W. Sweeney Stephen G. ‘89 and Anastasia Waldis ‘90 Captain’s Club ($1,000 - $2,499) Anonymous William B. ‘66 and Darlene L. Aimetti Michael P. ‘71 and Kathleen Arnone Raymond M. ‘72 and Christina Arszulowicz Vincent ‘95/M.P.A. ‘99 and Dominique Auteri Michael Barnaba Thomas A. ‘71 and Patricia Basilo Sandra Belli ‘85, J.D. ‘88 Ara Berekian Edward J. Berk Thomas G. Berube ‘64 Stephen T. ‘73 and Barbara A. Boland ‘74/M.A. ‘80 John S. and Mary T. Bonk Stephen Bosonac James L. Bosworth ‘94 James T. ‘79/J.D. ‘82 and Linda Boyle Joseph and Marilee K. Braue ‘79 David Brienza Robert J. ‘89 and Linda M. Bruno ‘88 Brian Campbell ‘00 Richard and Alissa Campbell Joseph V. Carrubba ‘05 Albert ‘89/J.D. ‘92 and JoAnn Cernadas Dave Chafin Frederick J. ‘58 and Barbara Chemidlin Michael Childs and Mary Beth Childs ‘78 Vincent A. and Julia M. Cino Robert H., J.D. ‘78 and Jennifer Codey Anthony P. ‘72 and Adrienne Colavita Dean E. Cole ‘68 Steven and Patrice Coleman Thomas W. ‘50 and Mary B. Collinson Joseph ‘76 and Anne B. Connor ‘78/M.P.A. ‘94 Peter Coppola Joseph D. ‘77 and Jessica Costa Richard Costa Thomas M. ‘70 and Janis Cox ‘72 John R. ‘86 and Teresa A. Cronin ‘86 Edwin P. ‘56 and Carol Crowell Daniel Crowley John J. ‘74 and Faith C. Cust Paul T. and Melissa Cutter Paul A. ‘84 and Vicky D’Angelo David ‘77 and Patricia A. D’Angelo David ‘77 and MaryJane D’Arcangelo Datacom Technology Group, Inc. Christopher ‘78 and Maria Delauro ‘79 John D. Dennehy ‘79/M.D.M. ‘84 David A. DeSimone, J.D. ‘95 and Susan L. Solda-DeSimone ‘92/J.D. ‘95 James M. ‘96 and Amy M. Di Pietropolo ‘97/M.A.E. ‘99 Robert J. ‘69 and Susan DiBenedetto Jocelyn M. Dumaresq, M.S.N. ‘03 Patrick C., J.D. ‘91 and Christina Dunican Executive Sports Group, Inc. David J. Farris Mark M. ‘61/M.A. ‘65 and Barbara Ferrara Judith A. Ferraro, M.A.E. ‘66 Adrian M. Foley ‘43 Russell R. ‘66/M.B.A. ‘77 and Carole E. Forenza William E., J.D. ‘73 and Kathleen Frese Garry ‘65 and Ornella Frisoli Ginger K. Fulton, M.A.E. ‘91 Robert M. Fydenkevez David P. and MaryAnn Gagliano Anthony J. ‘67 and Lynne Galioto Carl Gargiulo Jeffrey M. and Elaine C. Garrod Joseph Garvey George J. ‘65 and Angela M. Germann Brian D. Gibbs ‘03 Henry Godette Kevin E. and Ellen Golding Jack P. ‘63 and Margaret Graceffo John J. ‘69 and Karen Graeber John F. ‘68 and Cheryl A. Grant, M.A. ‘83 Allen and Rosemary Gross Laura A. Grygotis-Pocher ‘89 Andrew Gyves Hall Aquatic Corporation Joseph G. Higgins ‘77 A. Clark Holle ‘90 Joseph W. Hottendorf Daniel J. Hugeback Leonard J. ‘58 and Agnes C. Hunt Kevin Hunt Frank A. ‘56/M.A. ‘62 and Alice Iannone James R. Icklan, J.D. ‘86 Benjamin ‘67 and Piccola C. Jackson Michael and Roberta Jandoli Andrew Janiw Steven Karl ‘83 Francis X. Keegan ‘60 Douglas Keller Kenneth F. and Anne D. Kunzman John T. Lamendola Joseph P., J.D. ‘72 and Debra A. LaSala Walter A. ‘92 and Donna L. Lashuk Christopher J. ‘85 and Janice Lawton Michael J. ‘78 and Mary K. Lee Robert Leiter James H. and Gale Longobardo Gary P. Lubowiecki ‘74 Michael J. ‘83/M.B.A. ‘87 and Helen Lucciola Michael Lucciola, M.B.A. ‘91 and Susanne Lucciola-Ricca, M.B.A. ‘91 Nick ‘85 and Paula Magone Joseph ‘98/M.A.E. ‘02 and Elissa L. Malespina Patrick R. Marcello Anthony ‘64 and Pamela Marhan Paul M. and Kathleen M. Marhan Greg Maroukian Georgianna Maroulakos David and Laura E. Matusiak Anthony and Corinna Mazza ‘93 Kevin S. ‘79 and Sara McArdle Thomas M. McCormack, J.D. ‘74 John F. ‘84 and Linda McGovern The MCJ Amelior Foundation Keith ‘86/J.D. ‘89 and Janet McKenna ‘87/ J.D. ‘90 John T. McKenna, M.A. ‘75 Kevin J., M.B.A. ‘96 and Sara McMahon Kenneth D. ‘72 and Lois P. McPeek Joseph J. ‘59/M.B.A. ‘75 and Nancy McTighe Robert E. ‘77 and Sara Meier Vito Menza ‘75 Timothy J., M.B.A. ‘95 and Jennifer A. Metcalf Joseph A. and Diana Monteleone James J. ‘50 and Eleanor Morrissey MTM Resources Florence B. Murphy Greg Murphy John J. ‘67 and Barbara L. Murray Newark Bears Professional Baseball Club John A. ‘68 and Barbara Niziol Lawrence R. ‘75 and Suzanne Noll Joseph S., J.D. ‘73 and Judith A. Novak, J.D. ‘93 John W. ‘68 and Barbara O’Dell Robert P. ‘72 and Eileen O’Neil Kevin, J.D. ‘90 and Sherilyn Orr ‘85/J.D. ‘88 James C. ‘61/J.D. ‘64 and Sharon Orr Joseph ‘78 and Dorothy C. Padovano Michael J., J.D. ‘96 and Caryn M. Parlavecchio ‘93/M.A. ‘96 John M. Parvin Donald M. Payne ‘57 Michael J. ‘84 and Shari E. Peterson Richard E. ‘64/J.D. ‘70 and Maureen Pigott Michael J. ‘91 and Celeste Pocher William J. ‘74/M.B.A. ‘80 and Cheryl Poll Jeffrey J. and Sharon L. Prosinski Michael A. Purvin ‘85/J.D. ‘90 George M. ‘65/M.B.A. ‘71 and Dorothy E. Ring Joseph S. ‘59 and Barbara Ritter Richard D. ‘66 and Sharon O. Riva William Rodriguez ‘91/J.D. ‘02 Charles A. ‘72 and Patricia Rotondi Eric Rush ‘85 and Annaliese Schnieder-Rush ‘86/M.B.A. ‘90 Aldo ‘88 and Lucy Russo Michael E. and Barbara Safris Kazbek A. Said ‘02 Thomas J. Santolli James R., J.D. ‘85 and Dianne Schermerhorn Gary Schneiderman Brian C. ‘94 and Christine M. Schunke ‘95 Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 25 SHU ATHLETICS DONORS Robert J., M.B.A. ‘86 and Muriel M. Shore ‘61/E.D.D. ‘90 SHU Alumni Chapter Brian Shulman Robert J., M.B.A. ‘86 and Marie R. Sloan Robert and Virginia Sniatkowski Thomas N. ‘77 and Lisa W. Staub Roy Steele Arthur G. ‘66/J.D. ‘69 and Sherry F. Stein John P. and Cynthia A. Sullivan Ann E. Szipszky ‘86 David A. Temeles William Terens Gary H. Thomas ‘99 Bruce A. ‘69 and Carol Tomason John R. Tort Daniel M. ‘82 and Pamela C. Tower ‘83 Edward K. ‘70/J.D. ‘73 and Linda Townsend Paul V. Tyahla ‘03 Linda J. Ulak ‘75 Richard J. and Barbara J. Van Es Robert M. Walker Michele Walsh ‘99 Robert J. and Mary E. Walsh Arthur F. ‘70 and Laurita Warner, M.B.A. ‘75 Richard L. ‘62 and Patricia White Michael J. ‘73 and Susan Wilk Richard E. ‘88 and Sara Wolkwitz Robert E. ‘67 and Helen A. Wright Donald K. and Bernette Wrobel Peter R. Yarem Salvatore Zacchia Frank Zardecki Robert Zimmerer ‘81/J.D. ‘84 and Rosemarie Mazzarini James J. Zimmermann ‘88 Vincent F. ‘69 and Agnes Zingara Blue and White Club ($500 - $999) Gregory M. Adams John M. and Linda G. Alati Leonard J. ‘65 and Jeanne Andriuzzi Michael Aquino ‘98 James ‘64 and Dot Bagli West and Debora Ballou Peter J. and Carol Bartkowiak Robert S. ‘67 and Mary A. Basso Russell L. Benson and Mary Ann Benson Matthew J., ‘89/M.B.A. ‘94 and Kathleen M. Borowick ‘90 Edward F. Bowler Charles A. Brady ‘58 26 2010-11 Annual Report Leonard J., M.B.A. ‘85 and Collen Brandt Patrick R. ‘64/M.A. ‘72 and Mary A. Brannigan Gerald P. Buccino ‘63 William J. Burke ‘65 David Calabrese ‘82 Canon Business Solutions, Inc. Sandy Cerami Robert J. ‘59 and Frances Chap Gerard P., M.B.A. ‘91 and Cheryl Chapin Richard J. Cino, J.D. ‘90 and Mary F. Hartnett ‘90 John F. and Susan J. Ciurczak Marilyn C. Clark Thomas W. ‘00 and Tracy Comerford John R. ‘64 and Edith Coogan Charles T. ‘69/M.A.E. ‘71 and Helen Dambroski Catherine E. Daniels ‘83/M.A. ‘96 Caesar Darias ‘87 Robert N. Davison ‘84 Joseph V. ‘65/M.A. ‘69 and Mary Lynn De Pierro, M.A.E. ‘91/E.D.D. ‘03 Vivian Demas, J.D. ‘88 Christopher M. DeSerio ‘96 Louis Diaz Robert DiFabritis ‘74/M.B.A. ‘78 Daniel C. and Mary E. Dolan ‘81 Anne T. Donovan Dennis J. Drasco John E. Dreyer James A. Dye ‘83 Ross and Barbara Eilbacher A. Gabriel and Jo Esteban William and Jean Farkas Kenneth H. Feldman Bryan J. ‘97/M.A. ‘05 and Tara L. Felt ‘98/M.A. ‘04 John A. ‘71 and Susan Fenimore Joseph J. ‘72 and Sharon Fennell Robert J. ‘69 and Kathleen T. Fettweis John P. Flanagan ‘68 David L. ‘89/M.A. ‘95 and Karen T. Flood Michael and Pamela Foley, M.A.E. ‘93/Ph.D. ‘00 Chris Freeden Gary J. ‘73 and Susan Gabaccia Charles F. ‘74 and Dolores Galanaugh Joseph J. Galfy ‘61/J.D. ‘64 Dennis L. ‘72/M.B.A. ‘77 and Diane E. Garbini ‘72 John Gavin Larry S. Geller ‘74/J.D. ‘77 Howard and Elizabeth Geminder Brian ‘76 and Carol Giovinazzi Mark ‘82 and Elaine Goldstein Seton Hall Athletics Department Joseph L. ‘74 and Mary C. Gomeringer Robert G. and Diane M. Gray Jeff Greenberg Kevin T. Grier ‘04 Charles R. ‘64 and Eileen Guariglia Henry J. Gucker Edward P. ‘66 and Geraldine Haag Andrew Hanlon Richard and Jeanette C. Hartman Patrick E. Hobbs ‘82 Anthony J. Iorio ‘94 Robert J. ‘69/M.S.T. ‘86 and Elinor Iracane Thomas ‘78/J.D. 81’ and Patricia Kaczka Harvey A. Kakaty ‘62 Kevin J., M.S.T. ‘89 and Lisa Kerrigan Susan Kerwin Thomas S. ‘64/J.D. ‘67 and Sherryl H. Kirschenbaum Louis Koehler Warren L. Kolb Christopher S. Kozak Maureen Lampariello Russell J. LaSpina ‘84 Peter Levine John S. Livathares Vincent W. Lorenzo ‘60 Joseph J., M.A.E. ‘79 and Cynthia J. Lounsberry ‘75 John S. Luski Thomas P. ‘62 and Susan Lynch John C. Mahaney Lawrence Mahdi David L. Mahmood Arnold D. and Patricia Manzo ‘72 Richard L. Marcickiewicz Patrick M. and Norah Mazzeo Daniel G. McCarron ‘92/M.B.A. ‘08 Kevin J. McCleerey Doug and Nancy McClure John McLaughlin John H. ‘65/J.D. ‘68 and Gail L. McNeill Bryan Meszaros Carlos Mosquera John P. Murphy Denis G. Murphy, J.D. ‘96 Network Trailer Leasing, Inc. William T. Nolan ‘54 Thomas J. Norton Giantomsai Oliveira Tyrone and Mary Parker Charles Patrick Penn Jersey Swimming League Steven Picciano Vincent J. and Esther D. Pietrucha Paul Pinizzotto Brian T. Poll ‘05/M.A. ‘07 Thomas A. and Eugenie C. Portanova ‘65/J.D. ‘68 Frank B. Procopio Matthew J. ‘86 and Tami Regan Arnold W. ‘55 and Carol A. Ring Humberto Rodriguez Lawrence Rogers Anthony J. Romano Mario R. Rosellini ‘62 Mike Russo Alfred F. ‘65/J.D. ‘71 and Patricia A. Russo Kathleen A. Ryan Manuel P. ‘67/M.B.A. ‘79/J.D. ‘84 and Eileen Sanchez Albert ‘81 and Barbara Sczweck John W. Shauger Lee Shenker Michael T. Sica ‘94/J.D. ‘97 Merrill Smith Ronald R. ‘72 and Nancy Sorensen Michael A. Suppa ‘90 William ‘82 and Patricia Surdovel Robert A. and Madalane Szuhany Christopher, J.D. ‘04 and Christine Tafrow Salvatore P. Tagliareni and Jeannette Podgorski James V. Tartanella ‘00 Jerome Thiel Leonard Tortoriello ‘70 Donald I. and Frances Trott Robert F. Valvano ‘71 John ‘78 and Maria L. Verdonck Edward A. Walch Joseph W. and Mary E. Walsh Thomas A. ‘79/J.D. ‘82 and Lisabeth Wester ‘79 Jonathan White Dennis E. Wilcox Harry J. Wunder John L. Yelencsics ‘83 Mark Zablow Eugene C. ‘84 and Christine M. Buerle Lincoln J. and Theresa Burgher William F. Burke Paul I. ‘65/M.B.A. ‘69 and Emma N. Byrne Bruce P. ‘58 and Rosemary E. Byrne ‘67 Charles M. ‘57/M.B.A. ‘65 and Marion B. Calcagno Kevin J. Caldera Joseph A. Calvano James M. ‘70 and Barbara J. Cannan Anthony Cantalupo ‘73 Alfred M. Carroccia ‘68 James F. ‘52 and Georgia A. Carroll Catholic Book Publishing Corporation John and Karen Centinaro Anthony Chaves ‘91 Arthur F. Clarke Patricia Codey Tony Colavita Thomas J. Conmy ‘86 James P. and Catherine L. Connelly Dannye R. Crouch William and Helen A. Cunning ‘81/M.A. ‘96 ($250 - $499) Christopher J. Daly ‘05 Theodore C. and Paula R. D’Amico Michael W. ‘03/M.P.A. ‘05 and Michelle L. Day ‘05 Donald J. ‘54 and Carole S. de Castro Rose Marie Deehan Larry, M.B.A. ‘86 and Jane Degenshein Henry J. and Barbara DePerro Martin Diamond Justin M. Dietel Philip ‘84 and Kathleen DiGuglielmo Charles W. ‘56 and Joyce Doehler Eileen M. Dones ‘94 Timothy I. Duffy ‘77 Terence M. ‘90 and Jennifer Dunphy Jon Epstein Mary E. Estocin Teryek Edward Fa rmer Nicole Ferdinando, M.A. ‘11 Thomas Acton James C. Adamczyk ‘73 John M. Allen ‘58 Seymour L. Andrew Joseph E. Attanasi Charles R. Baletti Sharyn L. Barber Jon A. and Barbara Basalone Roger and Carol Bayersdorfer Michael E. ‘68 and Ann P. Beams Lawrence C. Bell Frank L. ‘75 and Linda Belmonte Howard Bleznick Carl C. and Susan Boyhan James and Toni Brannick Gregg Braunstein ‘69 Christopher M. Foye ‘97 Robert A. Gaccione Gallagher Financial Services Corporation Rick Garrigan James and Diane V. Garrity, J.D. ‘90 John M. Gausz Christopher S. ‘95 and Catherine Gelino Romulo Genato Thomas P. ‘69 Giblin Daniel J. ‘73 and Roxanne Gioseffi Samuel J. ‘50 and Rosetta I. Giuliano James M. ‘54 and Jean A. Glynn Henry S., J.D. ‘69 and Yvette S. Goldfine Michael Gonnella Thomas Gray Donald R. ‘87/M.B.A. ‘91 and Pirate Club Theodore C. and Maureen Q. Ferraro ‘81 Deborah S. Guarriello Michael Halkias ‘83 Lawrence A. ‘65 and Donna Hall Warren R. Hall ‘89/M.D.M. ‘89/M.A.T. ‘98 William J. ‘62 and Ellen B. Hanlon Ronald P. and Mary Ann L. Hart Deborah M. Hartnett ‘89 W. J. Heintzelman George E. Hicks Vincent J. ‘56 and Joan Higgins Kevin P. Hilliard ‘93/M.B.A. ‘00 Edward L. Hulse Richard Jabeck Howard and Margaret Jacobs Thomas R. and Marie T. Jago Hartmut ‘73 and Helen Jung Joseph C. Kacirek ‘81 Daniel M. ‘70 and Kathleen A. Kalafut Kimberly A. Keenan-Kirkpatrick, J.D. ‘93 Steven J. ‘81 and Lisa Kennedy Roger Kennedy Maureen Kennedy Barney George Kleissler Robert D. ‘90 and Denise L. Kleppinger Robert E. ‘61 and Joanne Knapp Thomas W. ‘75 and Elaine Kober Anthony T. LaGrasso ‘07 Thomas A. ‘70 and Pamela Langbein Louis, M.B.A. ‘71 and Marie LaSalle Eugene R. ‘62 and Suzanne Lear Vincent F. ‘64 and Margaret A. Leo Charles W. ‘72 and Christine Levitsky Joseph R. ‘56 and Lois Lucciola Alan J. ‘65 and Katherine S. Lucibello Robert T. Manganaro ‘99 John ‘93 and Tara M. McEvoy ‘94 Kieran G. ‘93 and Stacey McGlynn Brian McKenna Joseph M. ‘93 and Michelle McLaughlin ‘93/M.B.A. ‘99 Denis F. and Barbara H. McLaughlin Anthony N. Mea John T. ‘50 and Geraldine Mielach Gerard P. and Catherine Moran Hugh M. and Joan Moriarty, E.D.S. ‘99/E.D.D. ‘03 John D. ‘94 and Marilena Morris Gary Noll ‘90 Thomas and Patricia Ockenhouse Hugh A. O’Donnell ‘50/M.D.M. ‘54 John J. ‘72 and Carol E. O’Hanlon Peter J. ‘90 and Janet K. O’Neill ‘90 Anthony T. ‘82/M.P.A. ‘97 and Loriann Orlando Ken Palczewski Gerald A. Pavlick ‘87 Paul W. ‘69/M.S. ‘72 and Margaret Pavlik Henry R. Pfeiffer ‘93 Joseph M. ‘58 and Barbara M. Pitocco Stanley J. ‘86 and Linda L. Purzycki Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 27 SHU ATHLETICS DONORS Gary T. ‘69/M.A.E. ‘73 and Mary M. Reece Robert B. and Carol Reed Sean P. Reilly, M.A.E. ‘94 Richard Ricci ‘75 John J. ‘55 and Lee Riley Robert G. Roche ‘87 James F. ‘64 and Eileen F. Rochford Robert V. ‘95 and Marissa Romanyshyn Joseph D. and Diane L. Rusbarsky Darren K. ‘95/J.D. ‘99/M.B.A. ‘99 and Elizabeth G. Rydberg ‘97/J.D. ‘01 Peter J. Salzano ‘82 Stanley M., M.A.E ‘77 and Suzanne M. Sanger John E. ‘74 and Mary H. Sauer Santo M. ‘84 and Denise Scaglione Manfred and Annette Schellscheidt Robert and Rosemary Schmitt Donald L. Schwartz Patrick E. Scura Robert and Sally Selden James J. Semerad ‘05/M.B.A ‘11 Alan ‘86 and Lisa Sikora Joseph A. ‘51 and Lorraine Silvestri Michael A. ‘83 and Nicolina Simone John and Blanche Simpson William J., M.B.A. ‘82 and Robin Ann Sims Angelo A. ‘90/M.P.A. ‘90/J.D. ‘97 and Stephanie A. Circosta-Sito ‘90 Thomas R. Smith Roger G. ‘68/M.B.A. ‘74 and Patricia Smith Samuel C. and Jeanne E. Sofia Ricardo Solano, J.D. ‘90 and Melissa A. Provost, J.D. ‘90 Michael G. and Cheryl Stahl Craig J. Steel, M.H.A. ‘05 Jonathan S. Steinberg Michael J. Stephanik ‘98 Jennifer L. Struble ‘94 Christopher and Lisa Sullivan Richard T. ‘65/J.D. ‘70 and Joy D. Sweeney Matthew J. ‘67 and Lucille Syrek George and Christin L. Thompson ‘95 Robert and Donna Thurston John T. ‘50 and Ellen Tierney Edward Tokar Caitlin D. Tramel George R. ‘77 and Ellen Twill Richard E. and Helen P. Van Ness Carmen S. ‘65 and Annemarie Vitale Joseph S. ‘51 and Ann Viviani Walter J. Wladyka ‘90/M.A.E. ‘84 28 2010-11 Annual Report Ronald Wozniak Terence J. Wronko ‘72 Kevin and Janice S. Wronko Louis P. and Diane Yannaco Kimberly Zweidingier ‘96 Varsity Club ($100 - $249) James M. ‘49 and Alice Ahle Robert Ahrens Raffaele G. Alberto ‘99 Stephen Arlak ‘76 and Gloria J. Cywinski-Arlak, M.A.E. ‘75 Alan S. ‘70 and Gail Arons Peter ‘94/M.B.A. ‘02/M.S.I.B. ‘02 and Laura J. Avalos ‘93/M.A.E. ‘99 Raymond ‘65 and Judith Babinski Joseph E. ‘65 and Enola Barlik Edward Barnes and Pod Alexandra Clark Barnes Richard Barre William K. ‘79 and Mary E. Barrows Peter Basalyga Daniel R. Beck ‘02 Walter Bell Riccardo J. ‘75 and Shelia Bellini Brian S. Berglund ‘98/M.A.E. ‘00 Vincent T. ‘61 and Rose Bisogno James W. and Elizabeth A. Black Bruce J. and Maureen I. Bolduc Juan F. Botey Kevin ‘87 and Kerry Boyle John C. and Marianne L. Brenizer James E. ‘96 and Jane A. Brunn Andrew S. Buge Jeffrey J. and Susan K. Burek ‘87/M.A.E. ‘89 Edmund J. ‘54 and Margaret A. Burke Brad ‘96/M.B.A. ‘99 and Andrea Butash Gregory P. ‘82 and Karen A. Butler Peter M. Byrne ‘03 James A. ‘68/M.B.A. ‘74 and Angela Byrne Jerome and Stefanie Cala Anthony Calabrese John S. Campbell ‘05 Thomas C. Cantlon Kristina A. Carlson Orlandi Michael A. and Laura E. Ciavolino Douglas W. Cinnella ‘90 and Debbie D’Attilo Catherine Cleary Kieran M. Collins ‘91 Richard F., J.D. ‘88 and Susan A. Connors ‘85/J.D. ‘88 Seton Hall Athletics Department Frank L. Conticello ‘94 Gerald M. Cordasco Joseph G. ‘66 and Laraine Corvo Marty ‘81 and Kyle K. Costello Gary G. Cottet Robert A. Coughlin Christopher P. Crowell John G. ‘71 and Karen J. Cubero ‘72 Mark H., J.D. ‘83 and Peggy Daaleman Manesh B. Dadlani ‘05 Samuel F. ‘47 and Alice D’Ambola James T. Dattoli ‘63 Patrick J. Daul John K. D’Auria Donald F. Davenport Martin Davin Daniel ‘77 and Deborah Davitt Joseph G. DeCicco ‘53 Kenneth W. Deck, M.B.A. ‘91 Edward ‘81 and Alyson DeFort Francis and Heather Delepine Nick DelGuercio Anthony F., J.D. ‘87 and Gwenn DellaPelle Neil B. ‘60 and Roberta Dello Russo Carl A. ‘90 and Tara M. DeMarco Bryan C. ‘92 and Catherine DeNovellis ‘90/M.B.A. ‘96 James A. Dericks William A. and Anne T. Devece Gregory F. ‘92 and Robbin M. DeBlasio-Devitt ‘92 John and Patricia A. DiPietropolo Debra DiRocco Charles R. and Judith V. Doell William E. Dolan Frank X. ‘72 and Cheryl Donohue Timothy M. Donohue ‘80/J.D. ‘84 and Nina M. Savignano-Donohue ‘80 Myles E. ‘72 and Susan Dotto Thomas Duffy ‘92 Ryan K. ‘93 and Susan M. Duffy ‘91/M.A.E. ‘93 Phyllis C. Dunlop, M.B.A. ‘90 Frank ‘86 and Linda Durante Stuart Eichenbaum Paul, M.B.A. ‘05 and Kristen K. Ellison ‘99/M.B.A. ‘02 Ann Eng Jennifer Faliveno ‘98 William P. and Susan K. Fitzpatrick Joseph H. ‘73 and Irene Foley Mark A. ‘92 and Meghan Frigiola Allen Gabrielski Charles E. Galvin ‘52 Myra Garcia, M.A.E. ‘08 John G. Garretson Robert and Denise A. Gasalberti ‘80/M.S.N. ‘84 Robert J., Ph.D ‘81 and Ann K. Gaydosh John J. ‘80 and Mary E. Geiger Thomas E. and Karen A. Gilbert F. Michael ‘65/J.D. ‘73 and Grace Giles Patrick and Cheryl L. Glory ‘91 Donald Golemme ‘64 Michael G. Gordon ‘06/J.D. ‘09 Paul D. Gorman ‘95 Joseph and Marie Granite Oliver and Carol Greene Matthew R. ‘95 and Lisa Hanson Michael A. and Patricia Hart Clifford M. Hartl Robert M. and Martha Harvey Edgar J. Herrmann ‘64 Ronald J. Hill Patricia Holland W. Donald Horn ‘51 Robert F. ‘85 and Laura Howe George R. ‘71 and Carol F. Hryvniak Robert M. Hudacsko Michael E. Hurley ‘86 Joseph E. ‘83/M.B.A. ‘91 and Lisa A. Iannini Louis L. ‘63 and Lyn M. Iorio William E. Irving ‘73 Walter Jitner ‘55 Ted Johnsen Jerome Joondeph Scott Kalamar Bruce P. ‘98 and Joan C. Kauffmann Brian T. ‘91 and Geraldine Keating John F. and Mary Keller Michael E. Kelly ‘62 Richard D. ‘68 and Elaine M. Kidd Roger P. ‘72/M.S. ‘76 and Valerie Kindel Robert Kirc Joseph T. ‘82/M.B.A. ‘86 and Cynthia Knauer Robert M. ‘49 and Lucy Knoth Kristen A. Koehler ‘00/E.D.D. ‘07 Lawrence E. and Patricia Kozar Kevin and Lynn Kruse Bernard I. ‘54 and Bonnie Kunert Michael E. ‘82 and Lynne A. Lambert Duane Lapus, M.B.A. ‘07 Thomas J. ‘70 and Judy Leane Robert Lee Kevin J. ‘69 and Joan V. Lennon Thaddeus S. ‘51 and Clare E. Lepcio Francis B. and Catherine Light John P. Ligos ‘52 John Lister ‘98 Russell G. ‘89 and Elizabeth Lomauro Christopher Lonero, M.A. ‘03 Peter Longo Charles F. ‘57 and Mary Jane Lorenzo Paul D. ‘72 and Jeanette Magna James J. ‘71 and Joan A. Malespina ‘84/M.S. ‘99 Dominic A. Marconi ‘49 Michael and Ellen Marconi Paul J. and ‘81/M.B.A. ‘84 and Mary Mason ‘81 Mark A. and Diane E. Massei Stephen F. McCabe ‘92 Hugh J. McManus ‘66 Lawrence H. ‘80 and Marjorie McShane Richard Meene Deborah Meissner ‘74 Vincent D. Menzel ‘69 Joseph Messina Daniel J. ‘73 and Anne M. Miele Louis ‘75 and Carolyn Miu John J. ‘64 and Rosemarie Monteleone Walter H. and Marianne W. Morris Morris Sign Company, LLC Ross and Sharon Morrone Paul E. Mossberg ‘80 Joseph and Alison Murphy Ryan Murphy ‘88 James H. Murray ‘52 Barry B. ‘70 and Anna Muster Kenneth W. Myers, M.B.A. ‘94 Anthony ‘82 and Maureen P. Nardone ‘82 Arnold L. Natali, J.D. ‘89 Diego F. Navas ‘91/J.D. ‘94 Alvin Newell Raymond E. ‘60 and Annette Newman J. Clark and Marilyn C. O’Donoghue Raymond O’Grady ‘85 Michael E. Olden ‘75 Thomas M., J.D. ‘82 and Bernadette H. Olson James L. ‘85 and Josephine A. Orsini James F. and Sandra A. Palazzo John S. ‘84 and Carolyn Palma Matthew J. ‘96 and Kimberly S. Palmer Pietro and Melinda Papaccio ‘79 Jessica M. Paszkowski ‘07 John D. and Bernadette C. Pauling Ernie and Lynn Pedicano Brian Peoples ‘86/J.D. ‘90 Aniello ‘90 and Christine S. Piro ‘91 David and Cindy A. Popkin ‘90 Scott C. Post, M.S. ‘90 Thomas P. Powers ‘83/M.B.A. ‘89 John and Denise Probst Betty W. Purvis Maureen Rabbitt Robert P. ‘58 and Theresa Raichel Kevin Ralph Gregory L. Renner ‘72/M.B.A. ‘75 James E. Reynolds Elton D. Rhodes Robert Ricci and Dorothy W. Rhodes Patrick A. Robinson ‘72/J.D. ‘77 and Maureen M. Laing-Robinson Felix N. Roman ‘92 Steven A. Rothschild Kenneth Rowinsky Bruce Rubano Coy R. Rudd, M.S.I.B. ‘03 John W. and Janet E. Ryans Stephen M. Sammarro, J.D. ‘87 David W. Sampson ‘10 Robert F. ‘93/M.B.A. ‘93 and Rosa Santoriello Richard P. Scheid ‘94 Keith D. and Lisa M. Scheper Francis R. Scott Robert V. Semerad ‘05 Thomas E. Semple Elizabeth Sheil Daniel and Bernadette Shelley Gregory J. and Mary E. Sheppard ‘01 Michael J. ‘58/M.A. ‘67 and Phyllis A. Sheppard Johan G. Singh ‘05 Thomas Skomial Michael W. ‘92 and Allisandra Smith Martin V. ‘62 and Linda Smith Thomas E. and Frances J. Sowa James T. ‘65 and Eileen Spaeth Carl Specht Michael Sprague Nancy Sprawa John Kubowicz and Barbara A. Staknis-Kubowicz, M.A.E. ‘70 Philip ‘51 and Jean C. Stillwell Carol A. Sullivan ‘55 Ramin Tabib ‘97 Vincent M. ‘91 and Heather Tamburro Gregory E. and Lenore A. Terhune Anthony J. Testa Michael ‘79 and Colleen Tevnan G. Gregory, M.A.T. ‘06 and Maureen Tobin Gerard F. ‘60 and Rosalind A. Todd Anthony J. ‘88 and Angela Torsiello Ronald J. ‘72 and Angela Trawinski Michael ‘83 and Elaine Trusio ‘83 Francis A. ‘53 and Dorothy Turner Thomas L. Turner Mary A. Twill ‘84 Thomas and Joan M. Vander Valk ‘97 Tony F. Vicente ‘66 Robert Von Bremen Michael Ward ‘80 Richard K. and Patricia Anne Watson John B. and Dorothea O. Wefing, J.D. ‘72 When It Was A Game Collectibles Raymond F. ‘73/M.B.A. ‘77 and Patricia C. Williams Sean Williamson, M.A. ‘09 Gary D. ‘71 and Mary O. Wolfe David Wright Carl Wronko James R. ‘79 and Diane Wronko Joseph F. ‘49/M.A. ‘56 and Jerilyn S. Zubko Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 29 GOLF PRACTICE RANGE BASKETBALL COACHES SUITE In the fall of 2010, a state-of-the-art indoor golf practice facility was constructed in the Richie Regan Athletics Center. Featuring a retractable hitting bay, updated swing analysis software and a 40’ x 20’ practice green, complete with undulation and two chipping areas, the men’s and women’s golf programs have a tremendous year-round practice area. The Men’s Basketball offices received some upgrades this past season with new branded furniture, a redesign of Head Coach, Kevin Willard’s office, historical graphic design throughout the entire space and the addition of flat screen televisions. REMODELING OF BATTING CAGES FUTURE PROJECTS The baseball and softball batting cages were renovated this year with new wall padding featuring the Pirate logos along with new wall and ceiling paint, ceiling tiles, wall to wall turf, pitching screens, practice mounds, and cage nets. The overhead lighting was also replaced increasing the visibility by 80 percent. Finally, championship banners for both our baseball and softball teams were hung in the new batting cage space. Fund-raising is currently underway to install a new state of the art LED Scoreboard to Owen T. Carroll Field by the summer of 2012. Along with LED Scoreboard, future projects include Athletics Training room renovation, Student-Athlete Academic Center remodeling and New Locker Room facilities for the Richie Regan Recreation Center. 30 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS VARSITY WEIGHT ROOM The 2,500-square foot varsity weight room inside the Richie Regan Athletics Center received a complete overhaul including a new appealing design, state-of-the-art equipment and marquee amenities. The renovation is made possible through the generosity of loyal Pirate Blue contributors, Hank ‘85 and Colleen D’Alessandro, who made the gift in honor of Monsignor Robert Sheeran who recently stepped down after serving 15 highly successful years as president of the University. The equipment is being provided by the Power Lift Company of Jefferson, Iowa. Dramatic improvements were made aesthetically to the facility as well, including graphics portraying current athletes and Seton Hall greats from yesteryear, expanded office space to allow for future additions to the strength and conditioning staff, flat screen televisions, and digital surround sound. All of Seton Hall’s existing equipment was donated to the Teaneck Armory and the 5oth Main Support Battalion of the National Guard. Members of their unit have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, some as recently as this past summer. Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 31 2011 NCAA REGIONAL Last spring, Seton Hall University served as the host institution for the Regional Round of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. It marked the first time that the Pirates had hosted the national event since 1999. In conjunction with Seton Hall serving as host, the Prudential Center was the competition venue for two games of the regional semifinals on March 25, 2011 and the regional final on March 27, 2011. It was the first time the City of Newark has hosted the event. Regional sites for 2011, in addition to Newark, were Anaheim, which hosted for the fifth time since 1998; San Antonio, which has hosted seven times in the past 13 years; and New Orleans, which has hosted 10 times previously. Among the four sites, Newark drew the most fans over the two days of competition. The fan appeal was assisted by the participation of powerhouse teams that were included in the East Regional. Teams that advanced to the Newark Regional included the tournament’s overall #1 seed, Ohio State, #2 North Carolina, #4 Kentucky and, fresh off an upset of #3 Syracuse, #11 Marquette. In the first Regional Semifinal on March 25, #2 North Carolina blitzed #11 Marquette, 81-63. The Tar Heels Tyler Zeller scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in front of more than 18,300 fans. 32 2010-11 Annual Report The nightcap featured one of the most highly anticipated matchups of the tournament with #1 Ohio State taking on #4 Kentucky. In a game that lived up to its billing, eventual NBA Draft lottery pick Brandon Knight hit a jumper with only seconds remaining to vault Kentucky to a 62-60 upset victory. The Regional Final on March 27 also proved to be an NCAA classic. #2 North Carolina and #4 Kentucky were tied at 67 with just 3:18 remaining, but Kentucky finished the game on a 9-2 run to win the Regional with a 76-69 victory over the Tar Heels. Following the game, Kentucky was awarded the Regional trophy and Knight was named the Regional’s Most Valuable Player. The atmosphere around the Prudential Center throughout the event was extraordinarily baskeball-centric as well. The four-day event at the Prudential Center not only received praise from the tens of thousands of basketball spectators, but also the hoards of local and national media that descended on Newark. From TV and radio to print and online reporters, more than 525 members of the press attended the three games and surrounding events, making the Newark Regional one of the most-covered NCAA events ever. If first impressions are any indication, the Prudential Center may be a site for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Division I Championship several times again in the future. Seton Hall Athletics Department PIRATE BLUE SUMMARY To continue our momentum on the field and on the courts, SHU must keep pace with the rising cost of intercollegiate athletics, which has more than doubled over the past decade. Pirate Blue contributions help pay for athletic scholarships, capital improvements and fund-raising initiatives. The annual support of donors plays a major role in Seton Hall’s success on and off the field. $629.50 The average gift of Pirate Blue members in fiscal year 2011. Each gift makes a difference for our student-athletes and coaches. $450,927 $730,392 $826,337 $930,180 $1,135,039 $1,106,309 $1,058,421 $1,172,173 TOTAL PIRATE BLUE GIVING 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 SETON HALL ATHLETICS THANKS THE FOLLOWING CORPORATE SPONSORS: AAA Adidas Anaconda Sports Best Buy Brick City Bar & Grill CBS Outdoor Clear Channel Radio College Hunks Hauling Junk Courtyard Marriott West Orange Don Pepe Dorna Van Wagner USA Executive Sports Auctions Fiddler’s Elbow CC Ford’s Jewelers Gatorade GEICO Genwealth Financial GoRVing.com HBCBSNJ Hilton Short Hills Janus Capital Jaws Marketing LLC Lincoln Mercury Lowe’s Home Improvement Matters Magazine Mcloone’s MetLife Millenium Radio NJPAC PJ’s Home Theater Prudential PSEG Saddle River Tours Saint Barnabus Health Care SHU Bookstore Sirius Satellite Radio Sportsnet New York South Orange Disposal Star Ledger Torcon Unlimited Communications USP WABC Westminster Hotel White Castle WMTR 1250 AM WWRL 1600 AM Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 33 STAFF DIRECTORY ADMINISTRATION - (973) 761-9498 Patrick Lyons Director of Athletics / Recreational Services Duane Bailey Deputy Director of Athletics Ginger Fulton Senior Associate Athletics Director / SWA Jimmy O’Donnell Senior Assoc. Athletics Director / Team Operations Kim Keenan-Kirkpatrick Assoc. Athletics Director / Compliance Mike Sheppard Coach Emeritus Loren Peterson Assistant Athletics Director / Business Affairs Mary Gross Secretary - Director’s Office Jessica Guerriero Secretary - Athletics Department / Coaches ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS - (973) 761-9493 Matt Sweeney Assistant Athletics Director / Communications Mike Kowalsky Assistant Director of Athletics Communications Elizabeth Rathbun Creative Coordinator Ann Marie Vasquez Secretary FACULTY REP. & ADVISORS - (973) 761-9192 Dr. Laura Schoppman Faculty Athletics Representative Matt Geibel Director of Academic Support Services Amanda DiDonato Assoc. Director of Academic Support Services Melanie Calderwood Life Skills Coordinator Kaitlyn Rogers Graduate Assistant Zachary Romash Graduate Assistant BAND - (973) 275-2747 Debbie Sfraga Director CHEERLEADING - (973) 313-6420 Greg Gilbert Head Coach Lauren Thompson Volunteer Dance Coach EQUIPMENT OFFICE - (973) 275-2935 Clay White Assistant to Athletics Director / Equipment Floyd Nevius Assistant Equipment Manager EXTERNAL AFFAIRS - (973) 761-9498 Jamison Hannigan Assoc. Athletics Director / External Affairs Richard Bello Director of Ticket Sales Alexandra Ayer Marketing Manager Aimee Gebhardt Graduate Assistant FACILITIES OFFICES - (973) 761-9730 Kevin Sponzo Assoc. Athletics Director / Facilities & Operations Daniel Velez Asst. Athletics Director / Facilities & Operations Tom Orbacz Athletics Facilities and Operations Assistant PIRATE BLUE - (973) 275-6447 Bryan Felt Senior Director of Pirate Blue Lauren Liebler Associate Director of Pirate Blue Mary Laverty Secretary Nicole Ferdinando Graduate Assistant RECREATIONAL SERVICES - (973) 761-9722 Kathy Matta Assoc. Athletics Director / Rec. Services Brian Poll Assistant Director / Rec. Services Nick Popoli Graduate Assistant Anthony Aleman Graduate Assistant Chris Esperon Graduate Assistant SPORTS MEDICINE - (973) 761-9582 Anthony Testa Director of Sports Medicine Susan Giesemann Assistant Athletics Trainer Mitch Toda Assistant Athletics Trainer Christa Sciancelapore Assistant Athletics Trainer 34 2010-11 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics Department STRENGTH & CONDITIONING - (973) 275-4255 Angelo Gingerelli Strength & Conditioning Specialist Khyl Farrison Strength & Conditioning Specialist TICKET OFFICE - (973) 275-4255 Jim Semerad Ticket Manager ATHLETICS PROGRAMS BASEBALL - (973) 761-9557 Rob Sheppard Head Coach Phil Cundari Pitching Coach Jim Duffy Hitting Coach Mark Pappas Volunteer Assistant Coach BASKETBALL - MEN’S - (973) 761-9070 Kevin Willard Head Coach Shaheen Holloway Associate Head Coach Chris Pompey Assistant Coach Dan McHale Assistant Coach Stephen Sauers Director of Men’s Basketball Operations Grant Billimeier Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Operations Ryan Whalen Coordinator of Men’s Basketball Operations Connie Francis Secretary BASKETBALL - WOMEN’S - (973) 761-9298 Anne Donovan Head Coach Bett Shelby Assistant Coach Ty Grace Assistant Coach Catherine Proto Assistant Coach David Kim Director of Women’s Basketball Operations Nanna Rivers Coordinator of Women’s Basketball Operations Karen McNanna Secretary GOLF - MEN’S - (973) 275-2935 Clay White Head Coach GOLF - WOMEN’S - (973) 761-9525 Sara Doell Head Coach Debby Murphy Volunteer Assistant Coach SOCCER - MEN’S - (973) 761-9693 Manfred Schellsheidt Head Coach Victor Kotynski Assistant Coach Phillip Swenda Assistant Coach SOCCER - WOMEN’S - (973) 761-7944 Kazbek Tambi Head Coach Rick Stainton Assistant Coach Christina Reuter Assistant Coach SOFTBALL - (973) 275-2408 Ray Vander May Head Coach Bob Guerriero Assistant Coach SWIMMING & DIVING - (973) 761-9594 Ron Farina Head Coach Kevin Mullaney Assistant Coach TENNIS - (973) 761-7946 Greg Wyzykowski Head Coach CROSS COUNTRY - (973) 761-9639 John Moon Head Coach VOLLEYBALL - (973) 761-9496 Kris Zeiter Head Coach Allison Yaeger Assistant Coach COACHING STAFF Sara Doell Women’s Golf Anne Donovan Women’s Basketball Ron Farina Swimming & Diving John Moon Cross Country Manny Schellscheidt Men’s Soccer Rob Sheppard Baseball Kazbek Tambi Women’s Soccer Ray Vander May Softball Clay White Men’s Golf Kevin Willard Men’s Basketball Greg Wyzykowski Women’s Tennis Kris Zeiter Volleyball Seton Hall Athletics Department 2010-11 Annual Report 35 www.shupirates.com • For the 2010-11 year, PSN produced 57 live event web broadcasts including volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball. The presentation quality of volleyball and women’s basketball broadcasts was enhanced by the play-by-play commentary of industry professional, Jon Schaffer. • New programming for PSN included 20 short ‘Realistic Fitness’ episodes with strength and conditioning coach Angelo Gingerelli and 10 behind-the-scenes episodes following the women’s volleyball and basketball teams. Fan-favorite webshow, OnBoard aired 14 new episodes. • PSN also allowed fans to view, for the first time, extra content, including episodes of the Seton Hall Basketball Show, coach and athletics director press conferences, promotional videos and various athletics video messages. www.facebook.com - Seton Hall Pirates www.twitter.com/shuathletics www.youtube.com/setonhallathletics Contact Us: Pirate Blue Athletic Fund 400 South Orange Avenue • South Orange, NJ 07079 Phone: (973) 275-6447 • Fa x: (973) 275-6431 email@example.com • www.pirateblue.com Pirate Blue External Affairs Bryan Felt, Senior Director Lauren Liebler, Assoc. Director Nicole Ferdinando, Graduate Assistant Mary Laverty, Secretary Duane Bailey, Deputy Athletics Director Jamison Hannigan, Assoc. Athletics Director, External Affairs Richard Bello, Director of Ticket Sales Jim Semerad, Ticket Manager SETON HALL ATHLETICS 400 SOUTH ORANGE AVENUE l SOUTH ORANGE, NJ 07079 SETON HALL ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Department of Athletics and Recreational Services is to ensure that the intercollegiate athletics and recreational programs represent and reflect the missions and goals of the University. By providing quality opportunities and programs that reflect high academic, moral and athletic standards, Seton Hall University enables all student-athletes to maximize their personal potential. The Department is committed to ethnic, racial, cultural and gender diversity along with attention to inclusion of the physically challenged. By providing challenging recreation opportunities and quality facilities for all members of the Seton Hall community, Athletics and Recreational Services seeks to create a sense of community spirit and pride among all constituents: students, faculty, staff, and administrators and alumni.