Saints Spotlight - November 2012
The official Emmanuel College Athletics monthly newsletter.
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT | 400 THE FENWAY | BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02115 NOVEMBER 2012 Mahoney Wins Baystate Marathon Emmanuel College’s Assistant Cross Country and Track & Field Coach Bryan Mahoney raced to a win in the 24th Annual BayState Marathon on Sunday morning. The second year Assistant Coach for the Saints bested the field of nearly 1,200 runners with an amazing time of 2:35.29, finishing with his closest competitor more than two minutes behind him. Mahoney ran at a pace of 5:57 per mile over the 26.2 mile trek. With the weather on his side on a perfect autumn morning, the 29-year old hit his goal time for the race on the money. “I wanted to run 2:35, which is just under six-minute miles. My goal was never to win, but just to hit my goal.” It just so happened that 2:35 was more than two minutes good enough for a win and Mahoney is now in a remarkably elite field of “people who have won a marathon.” Even with the recent rise in the popularity of marathon running, the percent of the U.S. population to run 26.2 miles is only 0.5%. With approximately 570 U.S. marathons held annually, the percentage of the population who have actually WON one of these grueling races is minuscule. Amazingly, Mahoney is now one of the very few. One would think that in order to achieve such an incredible result, an individual could spend their lifetime training with multiple marathons recorded before even coming close to a win. Not true in this case. Incredibly, Mahoney had run just two prior marathons, before winning the BayState this weekend. “I ran Boston back in 2004, but that was really just to do it, because its such a great experience. I didn’t really ‘race’ it. My first competitive marathon was last year in New York.” Mahoney ran the New York City Marathon in 2011, finishing in 2:43. With just two marathons under his belt and only one raced competitively, some might even consider Mahoney a marathon rookie…that is before he won on Sunday. But, how does something like this happen? “It is pretty crazy,” he laughed. “Two and a half, maybe three years ago, I wasn’t even running that much.” Although his marathon experience is limited, Mahoney’s running background is impressive. A native of Milton, Mass., Mahoney ran cross country and track & field for Milton High School as a senior, choosing to focus on soccer for his first three high school years. Mahoney attended Fairfield University and ran cross country for the Division I Stags all four years. After just one year of high school experience, Mahoney was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Rookie of the Year and a three-time team MVP. Amazingly, he ran 33 total races during his collegiate career at Fairfield and won 28 of them. Of the five that he didn’t win, Mahoney finished in 2nd place all five times. Mahoney, who now resides in Quincy, Mass., began seriously training for the marathon continued on page 4... Brian Mahoney captured the 24th Annual BayState Marathon with a time of 2:35.29, averaging a 5:57 per mile pace over the 26.2 mile course. 27:30.4 By the Numbers – Junior Nate Bruno (Lenox, Mass.) ran to a ninth place finish at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Championship in a time of 27:30.4 to help lead the Men’s Cross Country team to a 2nd place overall finish. With his top-10 finish, Bruno was named to the GNAC All-Conference team. Click here to read the full story. www.e m m an ue l . e d u www. g o ecsain t s. c o m Go Saints! Get up-to-date news, game results and schedules or watch a game live at goecsaints.com. We are the Saints :: Your Source for Emmanuel College Athletics News EMMANUEL COLLEGE SAINTS SPOTLIGHT NEWSLETTER EMMANUEL COLLEGE SAINTS SPOTLIGHT NEWSLETTER 74 Volleyball men’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse | Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Volleyball Women’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse • Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Softball • Tennis Shining Saints By the Numbers – Sophomore golfer Brett Burman (Bridgewater, Conn.) shot the lowest 18-hole round in program history, carding a 74 on October 8 at Gorham Country Club in the University of Southern Maine Fall Classic, helping the Saints shoot a single-day low of 314 en route to an eighth place finish. Upcoming Games Women’s Soccer Volleyball 11/1 GNAC Semifinals 1:30 PM at Lasell College 11/4 GNAC Championship TBD Men’s Basketball 11/3 11/10 11/20 11/29 at UMass Dartmouth* vs. Gordon* at MIT at Wesleyan 1:00 PM 12:00 PM 8:00 pm 7:30 pm Women’s Volleyball After becoming Emmanuel’s all-time leader in digs, senior Yun-Ting Lee was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week for the Week of Oct. 1. Lee’s recognition came after the senior captain recorded 27 digs to lead the Saints to a 3-2 win over Eastern Nazarene College. Lee’s match-high dig tally put her over the four-year career mark for digs set by Jenna Ross (‘12) just last season. Lee, the 2011 GNAC Women’s Volleyball Defensive Player of the Year, finished her career with 1,814 digs making her Emmanuel’s all-time leader in the category for both the men’s and women’s volleyball programs. For the eighth time in program history the Women’s Soccer team advanced to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Semifinals with a 2-1 victory over Emerson College in the Quarterfinals on 10/28. Click here to read the full story. *Denotes pre-season scrimmage Women’s Basketball 11/3 11/17 vs Babson* 6:30 pm Brett Burman Men’s Golf Emmanuel College sophomore Brett Burman was named the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Men’s Golf Rookie of the Week twice in the month of October. Burman led the Saints to a two-day low total of 636 at the University of Southern Maine Fall Classic over the Columbus Day weekend. Burman carded an 82 on the opening day and a threeover-par 74 on day two to lead the Saints with a two-day low of 156. Earlier in the month, Burman carded the Saints’ low round at the Elms Blazer Invitational played at Westover Golf Course in Granby, Mass. The sophomore shot an incredible one-under par 35 on the front nine and finished the round with a 78, placing sixth overall in the 80-player field. vs. Western New England 3:00 pm 1/3:00 pm 11/18 Tip Off Tournament 11/20 11/27 Editor EC Sports Information Dept. Writers Daniel Campagna Alexis Mastronardi Photographers Tom Kates Photography Merrill Shea Carla Osberg Photography EC Sports Information Dept. Layout Daniel Campagna Design Direction/ Graphic Design Helen Kimeria Published Monthly by Athletic Department 400 The Fenway Boston, Massachusetts 02115 vs. Eastern Connecticut 7:00 pm at Brandeis 7:30 PM 11/29 at Rhode Island College 5:30 PM *Denotes pre-season scrimmage Indoor Track & Field 12/1 at NEU Jay Carasella Invitational 12:00 pm Jessica D’Ottavio Women’s Soccer For the second time during her senior season, women’s soccer goalkeeper Jessica D’Ottavio was named the Great Northeast Atheltic Conference Goalkeeper of the Week for her play during the week of October 22-28. D’Ottavio was brilliant in the Saints’ 2-1 victory over Emerson College, making seven saves to help Emmanuel advance to the GNAC Semifinals for the first time since 2009. The win was also the 40th career victory for D’Ottavio, an Emmanuel program-record. She will also graduate with the record for career shutouts, minutes played and currently ranks second all-time in saves with 415, 19 shy of the program record. GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! NOVEMBER 2012 www. e m m an u e l . e d u www. g o ecsa i n t s . c o m Get the full schedule at www.goecsaints.com. 2 NOVEMBER 2012 GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! Women’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse • Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Softball • Tennis men’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse | Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Volleyball Women’s Soccer back in GNAC Semifinals • Yun-Ting Lee • 3 EMMANUEL COLLEGE SAINTS SPOTLIGHT NEWSLETTER EMMANUEL COLLEGE SAINTS SPOTLIGHT NEWSLETTER Mahoney wins BayState Marathon cont. continued from page 1... Fall 2012 Seasons in Review A quick glance at how the Saints fared during their 2012 Fall seasons... Women’s Soccer After compiling a 12-5-1 regular season mark including an 8-3-1 GNAC record, the Women’s Soccer for Emmanuel and 21st overall in 21:44. Freshman Janelle Winship (Prospect, Me.) rounded out the Saints’ scoring with her 24th place finish in 21:49. back in April of this year. “I used an 18-week training plan, but with a solid six months of work leading up to it.” The training program he used included a long run of between 17-22 miles every two weeks. Mahoney capped his mileage during the training at 65 miles per week. “I learned a lot about myself after running New York,” a race in which he ran at a 6:08 pace, before falling off pace toward the end. This time around, Mahoney benefitted from the advice of Saints Head Coach Tony DaRocha. “I’ve never been around a coach that is as smart as he is when it comes to preparing for a race,” said Mahoney. “Tony had me focus on a lot more strengthening, flexibility and speed workouts this time around and it really helped. He has really helped me develop as a runner.” Coach DaRocha has always used his individualized training philosophy with the Saints too. “It doesn’t matter if you’re the first runner or towards the back of the pack, this is his approach with everyone, and its been a great experience learning from him.” Volleyball I let him go, but I only let him get about 7-10 seconds ahead of me. Then I overtook him at mile 19.” Mahoney may have even had some indirect advice from DaRocha while he was running the race. Ruben Sanca, who DaRocha previously coached in high school, jumped in to run in the lead pack to help pace a friend of his from miles 4-17. Sanca, who ran the 5,000 meters for Cape Verde in the London Olympics this summer, paced the lead pack for approximately 13 miles. Mahoney admitted that he ran a little faster at Sanca’s pace, but it was certainly beneficial in the end. The support for Mahoney along the course was also inspiring. His parents and sisters saw him at miles 2, 13 and the finish. Mahoney also got a boost at mile 24, when one of his college teammates jumped in to run with him for a bit. Mahoney was in good spirits the day following the race. ”I’m really not that sore this time around.” He was also happy about his winnings. For his first place finish in the BayState, Mahoney collected a check for $400.00. Over the Columbus Day weekend, he raced and won a local 10k event, taking home $500.00. With his combined winnings, Mahoney and his twin sister, Megan, are heading to London to celebrate their 30th birthdays. “I won the cost of the flight,” Mahoney joked. With wins in his last three races, what’s up next for Mahoney? “I’m tentatively looking at Boston in 2014. I would like to try to get under 2:30, which will be challenging given Boston being a tougher course.” Mahoney may continue to challenge himself with future marathons and half marathons, but he has certainly already made a lasting memory for himself. “I’m really happy that I hit my time and its great that I won. Its certainly nice that everything fell into place. It feels pretty good. I know I will remember both for the rest of my life.” Women’s Tennis Floods All-GNAC Teams The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) announced the 2012 Women’s All-Conference Teams and Emmanuel student-athletes made a strong showing on teams. The Saints were well-represented, with Emmanuel players accounting for four of the sixteen All-Conference honorees. Sophomore Alex Hadlock (Framingham, Mass.) was a 1st Team All-Conference selection, while Juniors Amanda Woznicki (Bristol, Conn.) and Jenny Konecnik (Sparta, N.J.), as well as sophomore Jenni Hewes (Cape Elizabeth, Me.) were named to the 2nd Team All-GNAC. team earned a trip back to the GNAC playoffs as the No. 3 seed. The Saints are led by junior forward Lindsey Garvey (Warwick, R.I.) who leads the GNAC in assists with 10 to go along with a team-best 10 goals. The Saints missed last year’s post-season but will look to return to the GNAC Finals for the first time since 2009. Men’s Cross Country With high hopes of the program’s first-ever GNAC title, the Emmanuel men were nipped by a strong showing by Norwich. Following Nate Bruno’s 9th place run in 27:30, the Saints finished in a pack, scoring in spots 12-15. Juniors Pat Volleyball Women’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse • Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Softball • Tennis men’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse | Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Volleyball • Although the BayState Marathon is historically one of New England’s faster marathons, Mahoney’s time was extremely impressive. To put it in perspective, Mahoney finished just 14 minutes off the course record of 2:21.36. Unlike the Surftown Half Marathon, which Mahoney won on September 16th, he was not out in front in the BayState from the starting gun. “I ran in a pack of about 6-7 for the first eight miles, but one guy was way out in front of us from the start.” In preparation for the race, Mahoney had asked his father, who was watching from the halfway point, to let him know how far out in front the leader was, when he passed. “When I passed my dad at thirteen, he called out to me that the leader was about a minute ahead. At that point, the pack was down to three guys and we caught the leader at mile 14.” By mile 17, the pack had dwindled to just two leaders, one of which was Mahoney. When his co-leader “made a move between 17 and 18, The 2012 Women’s Cross Country team placed fourth overall at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championship held at Rivier University in Nashua, N.H. on Saturday, Oct. 27. Men’s Soccer The Saints were unable to make a repeat performance of the 2011 run at a GNAC title as the Men’s Soccer team finish just outside the top eight teams that qualify for tournament play with a 3-7 GNAC slate and a Callan (Pawling, N.Y.) and Michael Morris took 12th and 13th place, respectively, with their times of 27:34 and 27:59. Sophomore Brian Collins (Hull, Mass.) had a great performance, scoring in his first race of the season for the Saints. Collins finished 14th with his personal record time of 28:01. Senior captain Abdi Ibrahim (East Boston, Mass.) finished 5th for the Saints and 15th overall with his time of 28:02. men’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse | Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Volleyball Women’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse • Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Softball • Tennis Andy Yosinoff Women’s Basketball Coach After leading the 2011-12 women’s basketball team to the Elite Eight, Yosinoff’s Saints have been ranked No. 19 in the country in the D3hoops.com pre-season poll. • Click here to read the full story. 4-12-2 overall mark. Senior forward Kevin Shirley (Madison, Conn.) will graduate ranking second all-time in program history in goals (26), assists (10) and total points (62). Yosinoff, who was named to the 2012 Red Auerbach Coach of the Year by the Jewish Coaches Association returns 10 members from his 201112 roster and will look to guide the Saints to their seventh consecutive Great Northeast Athletic Conference championship. Entering his 36th year at the helm, the longtime Saint will look to also notch his 700th career victory during the 2012-13 campaign as he enters just 14 wins shy of reaching the milestone. SuperFan of the Month EC SuperFan of the Month – Phillipe Miranda We spotted Phillipe at the 2012 Midnight Madness getting his dance on and pumping up the crowd so we thought it only fitting to make him the SuperFan of the Month. Phillipe served as a summer Orientation Leader last year and is also involved with the SGA. Women’s Cross Country After a strong regular-season, the Women’s Cross Country team placed fourth overall in the GNAC Championship meet. Emmanuel was led by junior Amy DeNuzzio (Windham, N.H.), who ran her best race of the season. DeNuzzio ran 1st for the Saints and 13th overall Women’s Volleyball The 2012 squad closed out the regular season strong, winning seven of its final 10 matches to secure the No. 5 seed in the GNAC playoffs. Overall, the Saints capped the year with a 14-18 record including an 8-4 conference mark. Head Coach Denitra Seals finished the season just two wins shy of collecting her 100th career coaching victory. Read more about Coach Yosinoff and the Saints at www.goecsaints.com. GNAC Championship for a 7th place finish. During the campaign the program saw a new individual low round of 74 as well as a new singleday low total of 314 shot on Oct. 8 at the USM Fall Classic. The Saints will return all but one member from this year’s roster in 2013. Will you be the next SuperFan? Get spotted in the stands! Go to www.goecsaints.com for a full game schedule. in a time of 21:18. Senior captain Joslyn DelSignore (Taunton, Mass.) finished 2nd for the Saints and 14th overall with her time of 21:27. Junior Danielle Martin (York, Me.) followed DelSignore with her 16th place finish and time of 21:34. Classmate Molly Metivier (Keene, N.H.) scored fourth Women’s Tennis For the second year in a row, the Women’s Tennis team advanced to the GNAC Semifinals only to fall to Emerson College. The Saints posted an overall record of 11-7 on the year including a 6-2 GNAC slate. Four members of the team were named to Men’s Golf The Saints wrapped up the most successful season in program history firing a two-day total of 702 in the 4 NOVEMBER 2012 GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! NOVEMBER 2012 5 EMMANUEL COLLEGE SAINTS SPOTLIGHT NEWSLETTER EMMANUEL COLLEGE SAINTS SPOTLIGHT NEWSLETTER Laham Receives ART Certification Emmanuel College Assistant Athletic Director and Head Athletic Trainer Ron Laham was recently certified in what is considered one of the newer cutting edge techniques in the sports medicine field. Laham participated in an Active Release Techniques (ART) training and certification program held at Fenway Park. Athlete of the Month Moriah Logan Women’s Volleyball Birthday: Hometown: Class Year: June 27, 1991 Halifax, Mass. Senior Laham, along with Athletic Trainers from Holy Cross and the Red Sox sports medicine team, was one of 12 who took part in the four-day lower extremity ART certification program. ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Active Release Techniques are used for soft tissue injuries, including Major: Position: Nickname: SecondaryEd&History Middle Hitter Mo Money typical overuse injuries such as tendonitis, plantar fasciitis and shin splints. ART is similar to massage therapy, but done over a shorter treatment program. Athletes should see results from ART in 3-4 weeks. ART is a forward-thinking model, which is not found in many Division III athletic training rooms, as its certification programs are both infrequent and expensive. Laham is fortunate to have been certified and has already used ART on several Emmanuel College student-athletes. For more information, visit http://www.activerelease.com/ Volleyball What do you like most about Emmanuel? Volleyball Favorite pre-game song to get pumped up? The Good Left Undone The food is awesome Favorite place on campus? The athletic training room Pepsi or Coke? Coke men’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse | Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Volleyball Women’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse • Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Softball • Tennis Favorite sports team? Bruins Guilty Pleasure TV Show? Breaking Amish For the second consecutive year, Tony DaRocha has been honored by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference as a Coach of the Year, it was announced by the conference at the GNAC Championships held on the campus of Rivier University in Nashua, N.H. on Saturday, October 27, 2012. DaRocha helped guide the Saints to a second place showing in the championship while helping mentor many runners to personal best times throughout the season. This marks the fifth time in DaRocha’s career that he has been honored by the GNAC as Coach of the Year. Tony has also been honored as the Women’s Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2011 while this is the third time he’s been tabbed the top male coach as he also earned the recognition in 2008 and 2010. Favorite athlete? My teammates Clare Bucci and Yun-Ting Lee Favorite cereal? Captain Crunch Lucky #? 27 Best Halloween costume you’ve worn? Country Western Waldo Something that most people don’t know about you? I make weird noises when I first wake up Favorite city or town? Marshfield, Mass Favorite ice cream? Half Baked (Ben & Jerry’s) Favorite vacation spot? Saquish Beach Accomplishment you are most proud of in your sport? Playing collegiate volleyball at Emmanuel How many foreign countries have you been to? Just one Roecker and Campagna to Serve as NCAA Regional Representatives Emmanuel College Director of Athletics, Pam Roecker, has been asked to serve as the 2012-13 Great Northeast Athletic Conference representative on the NCAA Regional Sports Chair for Women’s Basketball by GNAC Commissioner Joe Walsh. Roecker is not the only full-time staff member that will serve as a NCAA Regional Rep as Dan Campagna, Assistant Sports Information Director and 2007 Emmanuel graduate, has been asked by Walsh to serve as the 2012-13 Men’s Golf Sports Chair. Favorite holiday? 4th of July If it could rain something other than rain, what would it rain? Money Do you have any pets? No Favorite Family Guy character? Brian Favorite movie? Four Brothers Favorite Person at Emmanuel? Sister Karen Favorite music artist/band? Notorious B.I.G. Favorite quote? “Don’t waste my time, always give me effort!” -Ron Laham, Head EC Athletic Trainer Support Emmanuel College Athletics Today! The Saints Booster Club supports Emmanuel athletics by providing additional resources to keep our programcomprehensive and competitive and ensure the continued growth and success of our student-athletes. Visit www.goecsaints.com to support Emmanuel College Athletics. 6 NOVEMBER 2012 GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! GO SAINTS! NOVEMBER 2012 Women’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse • Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Softball • Tennis men’s Varsity Sports • Basketball • Cross Country • Golf • Indoor Track and Field • Lacrosse | Outdoor Track and Field • Soccer • Volleyball DaRocha Named GNAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year • • 7 ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT 400 THE FENWAY BOSTON, MA 02115 WWW.EMMANUEL.EDU WWW.GOECSAINTS.COM