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GENERAL INFORMATION Location .....................................................................................USAFA, Colo. Founded .....................................................................................................1954 Enrollment................................................................................................4,000 Nickname .............................................................................................Falcons Colors ....................................................................................... Blue and Silver Affiliation .............................................................................NCAA Division I Superintendent.................................................... Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould Athletic Director ................................................................. Dr. Hans J. Mueh

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COACHING STAFF Head Coach ....................................................Eric Seremet (Fourth Season) Alma Mater ................................................................... (North Carolina '92) Office Phone ............................................................................(719) 333-9298 Seremet’s E-mail: ..................................................... eric.seremet@usafa.edu Career Record (Yrs).......................................................................... 14-27 (3) AFA Record (Yrs) ....................................................................................Same Assistant Coaches .................................................Rob Koehler (USMA ‘85) ....................................................................................Bill Wilson (Loyola ‘94) Volunteer Assistant Coach .............................................................Fred Acee

2011 Season Review ................................................................................39-40

TEAM INFORMATION Home Field ............................................................. Falcon Stadium (46,692) ......................................................................Cadet Lacrosse Stadium (2,000) Surface...............................................................................................Field Turf Conference ................................................................ECAC Lacrosse League 2011 Overall Record....................................................................................6-7 2011 Conference Record ...............................................................3-3 (T3rd) Letterwinners R/L .................................................................................. 27/14 Starters R/L ...................................................................................................6/4 ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS Assoc. AD, Communications.................................................Troy Garnhart Asst. Media Relations Director (Lax Contact) ............. Melissa McKeown Office Phone ............................................................................... 719.333.9025 Office Fax .................................................................................... 719.333.3798 Cell Phone .................................................................................. 719.331.8321 E-mail ...............................................................melissa.mckeown@usafa.edu Official Website: ..................................................... GoAirForceFalcons.com

Head Coach Eric Seremet ............................................................................. 2 Coaching Staff ............................................................................................. 3-4 Support Staff ................................................................................................. 5-7 2012 Season Outlook .................................................................................. 8-9 2012 Rosters .............................................................................................10-11 Meet the Falcons ......................................................................................12-38

2011 Statistics .................................................................................................41 ECAC Lacrosse League .................................................................................42 All-Time Series Records ...............................................................................43 Year-by-Year Results................................................................................44-46 Yearly Records ................................................................................................47 All-Americans ................................................................................................48 Honors/Awards ........................................................................................49-50 Pace Weber Memorial Award ......................................................................51 Record Book.............................................................................................52-53 All-Time Letterwinners ..........................................................................54-56 Lacrosse Facilities ..........................................................................................57 Holaday Athletic Center ...............................................................................58 The Air Force Academy ................................................................................59 Academy Leadership .....................................................................................60 Athletic Director Hans Mueh ......................................................................61 Air Force Athletics ........................................................................................62

ON THE COVERS: Featured on the front cover of the 2012 Air Force lacrosse media guide are this year’s captains, seniors Dayton Gilbreath, John Krzyminski and Adam Paranka. The remaining members of the 2012 senior class—Joe Boyle, John DeBonis, Matthew Selby and Matt Sanders—are featured on the inside back cover, while the team is pictured on the back cover along with the 2012 schedule.

CREDITS: The 2012 Air Force lacrosse media guide is a product of the Air Force Academy athletic media relations office. Editorial content, layout and design by assistant athletic media relations director Melissa McKeown. The photographs in this guide were provided by DenMar Services, as well as the Air Force lacrosse team and staff.

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ERIC SEREMET HEAD COACH FOURTH YEAR (NORTH CAROLINA ‘92) Eric Seremet is now entering his fourth season as the head coach for the Air Force lacrosse program. Following the retirement of the legendary Fred Acee in 2008, Seremet, a seven-year assistant for the Falcons, took over the reins as the interim head coach during the 2009 campaign. Last season, Seremet helped lead a young Air Force squad to a 6-7 overall record, which included a win over 17th-ranked Loyola. After a slow start, the Falcons won five of their last six games to reach six victories for just the third time in 14 seasons and the second time in the last three years. With a 3-3 ledger in the ECAC, Air Force tied for third place in the seven-team league. In his first season leading Air Force, Seremet guided the Falcons to a 7-7 overall ledger, including a 4-1 record in the Great Western Lacrosse League and a second-place conference finish. Air Force’s seven wins were the most since 2006 and more than in the previous two seasons combined, while the team finished at .500 for the first time since 1997. In addition, the Falcons’ four league wins were a school-record, while their second-place league finish matched a program-best (set previously in 1995). A late-season surge by Air Force in 2009 saw the Falcons win four-straight contests, including their first win over Ohio State since 1997, to earn their first-ever bid to the GWLL Championship tournament. Over the course of the year, Air Force averaged nine goals per game, its highest offensive output since 1997, while allowing just 8.93 goals per contest.

THE SEREMET FILE HOMETOWN Camillus, N.Y. EDUCATION University of North Carolina, 1992 B.A. in Industrial Relations COLLEGE ATHLETICS University of North Carolina • Four-year letterwinner • Four-time ACC champion (1989-92) • Four-time Final Four participant (1989-92) • National champion (1991) PROFESSIONAL ATHLETICS National Lacrosse League • Boston Blazers (1993) • New York Saints (1995-99) • Team MVP in 1996 • Syracuse Smash (1999-2000) • Colorado Mammoth (2003) COACHING EXPERIENCE Dartmouth Graduate Assistant Coach (1993) Stony Brook Assistant Coach (1997-2000) Cornell Assistant Coach (2001) Air Force Assistant Coach (2002-08) Interim Head Coach (2009) Head Coach (2010-Present)

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The highlight of the 2010 season came on March 13, as Air Force defeated Army, 8-7, in overtime. It marked the first-ever win for the Falcons over the rival Black Knights in Army’s first trip to the Academy. As the top assistant for the Falcons from 2002-2008, Seremet worked primarily with the offense, while assisting with recruiting and scouting. Since his arrival at the Academy, Air Force has seen improvement in total goals scored and goals per game. In 2005, the Falcons registered a 41 percent increase in scoring output compared to Seremet’s first season at the Academy. Similarly, the Falcons’ extra-man offense has twice ranked in the top 20 nationally with a 37 percent success rate in 2003 and 40 percent in 2005 (14th and ninth, respectively). Before arriving at the Academy, Seremet, a native of Camillus, N.Y., and 1988 graduate of West Genesee High School, spent a year as an assistant coach at Cornell University. There he helped the Big Red maintain a top-20 ranking throughout the 2001 season. Prior to his stint at Cornell, Seremet was the top assistant for four years at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. While at Stony Brook, Seremet had his hand in all aspects of the program, coaching both ends of the field. In 1998, he coached the top goaltender in Division I in save percentage, while the defense ranked third in goals against. Seremet also served as a graduate assistant coach at Dartmouth College during the 1993 season. Seremet attended the University of North Carolina, where he was a four-year letterwinner for the lacrosse team. During his career, the Tar Heels won four ACC titles and advanced to the NCAA Final Four each season. Seremet was also a starter on North Carolina’s 1991 national championship team, which finished the season with a perfect 16-0 record. He graduated from North Carolina in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial relations. In addition to his collegiate experience as both a player and a coach, Seremet also brings eight years of professional playing experience to the table. Seremet began his professional career in 1993 with the Boston Blazers of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. He competed in the National Lacrosse League for seven seasons, playing for the New York Saints from 1995-1999, earning team MVP honors in 1996. Seremet was also a member of the Syracuse Smash from 1999-2000 and the Colorado Mammoth in 2003. Seremet wed the former Sonia Skiba in August 2008. The couple resides in Colorado Springs with their two daughters.

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ROB KOEHLER ASSISTANT COACH 11TH YEAR (U.S. MILITARY ACADEMY ‘85) This year, Rob Koehler enters his 11th season overall as an assistant coach with the Air Force lacrosse team. Koehler, who retired from the Army as a lieutenant colonel in June 2009, arrived at the Academy in 2001 as one of the lacrosse program’s military coaches. Since his arrival, the Falcons have allowed their opponents to average less than nine goals per game in six seasons, including 2004, when Air Force allowed just 7.94 goals per contest. As the Falcons’ mentor on the defensive end of the field, Koehler helped guide the Falcons to a 7-7 overall ledger in 2009, including a 4-1 record in the Great Western Lacrosse League and a second-place conference finish. While the team finished at .500 for the first time since 1997, the Falcons’ four league wins were also a school-record. In 2009, Air Force allowed just 8.93 goals per contest, while sophomore goalkeeper Brian Wilson ranked among the league leaders with a 7.91 goals against average. Meanwhile, in 2011, the Falcons allowed just 8.62 goals per game en route to a 6-7 overall record. A 1985 graduate of the United States Military Academy, Koehler was honored with the General George Ruhlen Award (Most Improved) in 1984 and the General James V. Hartinger Award (Most Valuable Player) in 1985. Koehler was also an honorable All-America goalkeeper in his senior campaign. Following his graduation from West Point, Koehler was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Field Artillery. His first permanent assignment was at Fort Carson, Colo., where he spent four years as a fire support officer and a fire direction officer. He then spent nine months at the Army’s Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif., where he studied German, and also graduated from Ranger school at Fort Benning, Ga., before spending two years in Baumholder, Germany, where he commanded an artillery battery of over 125 soldiers. After returning from Germany, Koehler earned his master’s degree in kinesiology at Indiana University and then returned to West Point to teach in the physical education department. While at West Point, he also served as the volunteer assistant lacrosse coach for three years. Before coming to the Academy, Koehler was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, for two years. He served in the 1st Cavalry Division where he deployed to Bosnia for six months and Kuwait for a month. The Long Island, N.Y., native has completed the Leadville 100, a grueling 100-mile mountain trail run. He and his wife, Chris, are the parents of two boys, Alex and Kevin. The family resides in Colorado Springs.

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BILL WILSON ASSISTANT COACH THIRD YEAR (LOYOLA ‘94) Bill Wilson is currently in his third season as an assistant coach for the Air Force lacrosse team. Wilson came to the Academy in the summer of 2009 after spending six years as the head coach at Dartmouth College. During his tenure with the Big Green, he compiled a 40-44 overall record, while coaching nine first-team all-league players, one Ivy League Rookie of the Year, 18 first-team All-New England players and seven players selected in the Major League Lacrosse Draft. Signature wins for Dartmouth during Wilson’s six-year stint include an upset of fourth-ranked Maryland in 2005, a pair of victories of top-10 ranked Notre Dame and a win over 10th-ranked league rival Princeton in 2008. Wilson’s coaching career began at Princeton University in 1995, where he helped coach the Tigers to the 1996 Ivy League and NCAA championships. He then spent five years as the first assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Hofstra from 1997-2001, when The Pride made four trips in five years to the NCAA Tournament, reaching the quarterfinals in both 1998 and 2000. Before taking over the helm at Dartmouth in 2004, Wilson served as the first assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Cornell in 2003, helping the Big Red to its first Ivy League title in 16 years. A 1994 graduate of Loyola College, Wilson was a four-year letterwinner and four-year starter at defense for the Greyhounds. Wilson’s teams at Loyola qualified for the NCAA Tournament each season, while advancing to the quarterfinals three times. He was also honored as a senior by earning a spot in the 1994 North-South All-Star game. Wilson, a native of Syracuse, N.Y., graduated from West Genesee High School, where he was a two-sport athlete in hockey and lacrosse. In 1990, Wilson’s teams won the New York State Class “A” championships in both sports. In 1989, he represented the Central region in the Empire State Games, earning a gold medal for lacrosse. Wilson and his wife, Ilona, have two daughters, Abigail and Olivia, and reside in Colorado Springs.

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FRED ACEE VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH Legendary coach Fred Acee is in his third season as a volunteer assistant for the Air Force lacrosse team. Acee, who retired at the end of the 2009 season, has more than 40 years of coaching experience, including 11 seasons at the helm of the Falcons’ program. Acee, who holds a career record of 350-223-1, was Air Force’s head coach from 1998-2008 before serving in an administrative capacity during his final year with the Falcons. Among the highlights during his tenure with the Falcons are an upset victory over ninth-ranked conference foe Notre Dame in 2006 and a historic win against defending national champion Virginia to open the 2004 season. The victory over the Cavaliers marked the first time the Falcons had knocked off a top-ranked team. Prior to his arrival at the Academy, Acee, a 1963 graduate of Cortland State, spent 30 years as the lacrosse coach at SUNY-Farmingdale, leading the Rams to three NJCAA championships and 25 Final Fours. Acee was also named the NJCAA Coach of the Year on four occasions (1977, 1981, 1987 and 1997). Over the past four-plus decades, Acee has racked up numerous accolades, including inductions into the Long Island Metropolitan Hall of Fame and the Junior College Lacrosse Hall of Fame. He served as the defensive coach for the U.S. lacrosse team which won a world championship in 1994 and was also the head coach for the South team at the North/South All-Star Game in 2002. Acee was honored as the Howdy Myers Man of the Year by the USILA in 2001, and in 2007, he was recipient of both the USILA’s Frenchy Julien Service Award and the IMLCA Creators Award. Most recently, Acee was inducted into the Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame in 2010.

JEFF KIPP STRENGTH & CONDITIONING COACH Jeff Kipp works with the Air Force lacrosse program as the team’s strength and conditioning coach. Kipp began his career at the Academy coaching career in 2004 when he was hired as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. Prior to joining the staff at the Air Force Academy, Kipp served as a performance coach at Velocity Sports Performance in Denver and Evergreen, Colo. Before his stint at Velocity, Kipp was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University of Denver. Kipp began his collegiate strength and conditioning coaching career as the director of strength and conditioning at the Colorado School of Mines. Kipp received his bachelor’s of science degree in kinesiology from Texas A&M University in 1995 and his master’s of science in exercise science from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. Jeff also holds credentials as a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is also a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association, USA Weightlifting, USA Track and Field and the National Association of Speed and Explosion. Originally from Houston, Texas, Jeff now resides in Monument with his wife, Vicki and their sons, Brayden and Carter.

DERRICK FITTS ATHLETIC TRAINER Derrick Fitts is in his fourth year as an athletic trainer at the Air Force Academy. His primary duties include working with the lacrosse team and the varsity and junior varsity football teams. Fitts arrived at the Academy in 2008 from the University of Tulsa, where he was an assistant athletic trainer for one year, working primarily with men’s basketball, football and track and field, while also serving as an ACI instructor. Prior to his stint at Tulsa, Fitts was an assistant athletic trainer and practice facility manager for the Denver Nuggets from 2004 until 2007. Fitts also worked as an assistant athletic trainer and insurance coordinator at Kansas State from 2000-2003, while serving as the assistant athletic trainer and student intern program coordinator at the University of Colorado from 2003-2004. Fitts graduated from the University of Florida in 1999 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sports Science, with an athletic training specialization. While pursuing his degree, Fitts worked as a student intern with the Denver Broncos from 1996-1999. He went on to earn an M.A. in kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado in 2000. A member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) since 1999, Fitts was also certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist in 2005. Fitts and his wife, Laura, have a daughter, Crystal (13), and a son, Deuce (7).

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DR. STEVE GREEN LACROSSE ELIGIBILITY CHAIR Dr. Steve G. Green is an associate professor of management at the Academy. He has served on the faculty at USAFA for more than 20 years, teaching accounting and international business and is a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel with 22 years of active duty. Green’s operational career includes tours involving acquisition, cost analysis and contracting on three major space systems. He also completed a special duty tour at the Defense Finance and Accounting Service. He has earned a doctor of business administration (DBA) from United States International University, an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California and a B.S. in management from the Air Force Academy. A native of Phoenix, Ariz., Green resides in Colorado Springs with his wife and two children.

LT. COL. STEVE POMEROY LACROSSE ELIGIBILITY COMMITTEE Lt. Col. Steve Pomeroy currently serves as a member of the lacrosse eligibility comittee and is the deputy head of the Department of Military and Strategic Studies at the Academy. A senior military faculty and associate professor serving as the department’s Deputy Head for Curriculum, Pomeroy was also a mentor to the faculty at the National Military Academy of Afghanistan. Pomeroy’s previous assignment was as an Air Force Institute of Technology student at Auburn University. He has served in a variety of space and missile operations, training, evaluation and staff positions, including launch control operations for the Ground Launched Cruise Missile at Comiso AS, Italy; combat crew duties for the Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) at Minot AFB, N.D.; mission flight control operations for spacelift launches and ballistic missile test launches at Vandenberg AFB, Calif.; and planning and programming for the space force applications mission area at Headquarters, Air Force Space Command. An Air Education and Training Command Master Instructor, he has taught throughout his career, including a tour at the nation’s ICBM schoolhouse. Pomeroy holds a Ph.D. in the History of Technology from Auburn University, an M.A. in history from Auburn University, an M.A. in the Humanities from California State University, and a B.A. in History from Penn State with a minor in anthropology. His current research includes American concepts of operations for mobile ICBMs from the early 1950s through the 1980s and theories of space strategy. Pomeroy and his wife, Marnie, a Speech-Language Pathologist and native of Saskatchewan, Canada, have two children.

LT. COL. SCOT ALLEN OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE Lt. Col. Scot Allen is an officer representative for the lacrosse team and Deputy Director of International Programs at the Air Force Academy. A civil engineer by education and career field, Allen has served at base level and major command headquarters at Cannon AFB, N.M., and Scott AFB, Ill., in the United States and at Einsiedlerhof Air Station, Germany. Deployments as an engineer and linguist have taken him to the Middle East for Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, enforcement of the no fly zone over former Yugoslavia and to Africa. Allen was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in 1988 and pursued graduate studies at the University of Texas (1997) and the University of Virginia (2005). Allen, who will retire this spring, lives with his wife, Yvonne, and their two children, Alissa (13) and Luke (8), in Colorado Springs.

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LT. COL. JEFF MERRELL OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE Lt. Col. Jeff Merrell is in his first year as an officer representative for the lacrosse team. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Management at the Academy.

MAJ. BEN HESLIN OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE Maj. Ben Heslin is in first year as an officer representative for the lacrosse team. He is an Intermediate Developmental Education student, Air Force Institute of Technology, attending the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Heslin, a former lacrosse letterwinner for the Falcons, graduated from the Academy in 1999 with a degree in history. After completing pilot training, he served as an F-15E Instructor Pilot and F-15E Weapons Officer. He has also flown numerous combat missions in Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM. Prior to his current assignment, Heslin was an instructor at United States Air Force Weapons School and Chief of Flight Safety for the 57th Wing, Nellis AFB, Nev. Heslin is married to the former Allison Elliott of Tucson, Ariz. They have a daughter, Maggie.

MAJ. OLIVER JOHNSON OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE Maj. Oliver Johnson is in his second year as an officer representative for the lacrosse team. He serves as the AOC (Air Officer Commanding) for Cadet Squadron 28. Johnson graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1997 as a Distinguished ROTC graduate with a B.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering. Johnson attended Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (T-37) at Columbus AFB, Miss., and NAS Corpus Christi, Texas (T-44). Upon graduation from flight school in February 1999, he was assigned to Air Mobility Command’s 2nd Airlift Squadron (2AS), Pope AFB, N.C., where he served as a C-130E “Hercules” Aircraft Commander serving in Operations Southern Watch, Joint Guard, Joint Forge and Enduring Freedom. Johnson also served assignments at the 99th Flying Training Squadron in Randolph AFB, Texas, and the 48th Flying Training Squadron, Columbus AFB, Miss. In 2006, Johnson was reassigned as the Operations Officer for Detachment 1 (AFSOC). Johnson entered the Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) in-residence Intermediate Developmental Education (IDE) Master’s Program at UCCS and earned a Master’s in Counseling and Leadership Development in May 2010. Johnson is married to the former Elizabeth J. Davis of Buies Creek, N.C., and is the father of three girls, Joy, Sara and Ella.

CAPT. JOHN FEELY OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE Capt. John Feely is in his second year as an officer representative for the lacrosse team. He is an instructor of management and operations research in the Department of Management at the Academy. In addition to his duties as the officer representative for the lacrosse team, Feely is also the coach of the men’s rugby team. In his first assignment, Feely was stationed at Edwards AFB, Calif., where he did operational testing on the MQ-9 Reaper. Feely was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from the Academy in 2005 and received a master of science degree in Industrial & System Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 2009. Feely, who grew up in Farmington, Minn., now lives with his wife, Amy, in Monument.

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2012 OUTLOOK After an impressive turnaround in 2011, the Air Force lacrosse team will look to make even bigger strides in 2012. The Falcons, who won five of their last seven games a year ago, takes the field this season with 27 returning letterwinners and six of 10 starters from last year.

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Among the veterans returning this year are senior captains Dayton Gilbreath and Adam Paranka. Gilbreath, one of the top defenders in the league, is a three-time all-conference selection on defense and was once again named to the preseason All-ECAC team. Meanwhile, Paranka enters the year as the Falcons’ active leader in career goals, points and assists. The sophomore class features four players who were regular starters as freshmen, including Erik Smith, the leading returning point scorer for the Falcons. In his rookie campaign, Smith registered 29 points (including a team-best 16 assists), while also leading the team in face-offs and picking up a team-best 64 ground balls. Classmates Mike Crampton and Kyle Cassady also return to help the lead the Falcons’ offense. Crampton, whose 16 goals in 2011 are the most among Air Force returners this year, scored 24 points last season, while Cassady added 16 points in 2011. Meanwhile, Matt Puleo returns on the defensive end, after starting every game in his freshman year. This season, the Falcons will again look to the strength of its freshman class, with 16 newcomers joining the team. More than two-thirds of this year’s squad is comprised of underclassmen, and Air Force will look to the strength of its talented youth to build a strong program for this season and the years to come.

ATTACK While the Falcons lose their top scorer from the 2011 season, all-conference honoree Vinny Sandtorv, Air Force does return a pair of starters on the attack in Paranka and Crampton. Paranka, who has been dealing with injury in the off-season, finished the 2011 season with 12 points (6g, 6a) and currently has 50 points in his career. Meanwhile, Crampton started all 13 games in his rookie campaign and finished second on the team with 16 goals. With the departure of Sandtorv, Crampton will be expected to play an even more significant role in the Falcons’ offense. Expected to join Crampton in the starting lineup this season are classmate Tommy McKee and newcomer Keith Dreyer (Malvern, Pa.). McKee had a strong rookie campaign, starting in five games and recording 13 goals (tied for third-most on the team). This season, he will need to become a more consistent offensive threat for the Falcons. Meanwhile, Dreyer has the talent to make an immediate impact on the offensive end. Junior Pat Harrison, who scored four points in eight games last season, should be an improved offensive weapon for the Falcons this year, while freshman Ryland De Pol, a native of Chester, Md., is expected to see significant playing time, particularly with the Falcons’ man-up unit. Also adding depth to the offensive group will be junior Conor Hogan, sophomore Matt Scott and freshmen Alex Kober, Nick Phillips and Richie Sapp.

MIDFIELD Again, Air Force brings great depth at the midfield position, with returning starters Smith and Cassady leading the way. Smith had an outstanding rookie campaign, finishing second on the team with 29 points, while also making an impact at the face-off X. Smith was honored for his performance by being named one of the top freshmen in the nation by Inside Lacrosse. While an improved offensive unit should take some of the scoring burden off of Smith, he will still be expected to play a key role for the Falcons. Meanwhile, Cassady is another sophomore who had a strong freshman season, registering 16 points (10g, 6a) on the year. Senior John DeBonis, along with sophomore Taylor Hanley, return to lead the Falcons at the defensive midfield position, while sophomores Michael Curran and Marcus Walker will look for expanded roles this year. Among the newcomers expected to make an impact for the Falcons are Tom Burgess, a native of Watertown, N.Y., and Nate Hruby, from Coppell, Texas, as well as sophomore Bryan Price, who will assist Smith on face-offs.

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2012 OUTLOOK Also adding depth to the midfield corps are seniors Joe Boyle and Matthew Selby, junior Alex Kauth, sophomores Kevin Dolan, Adam Hachtel, Scott Hewitson, Dylan Leary and Franklin Martin and freshmen James Burke, Parker Jackson and Warren Kuhn.

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DEFENSE The Falcons also return a pair of starters on defense in Gilbreath and Puleo. Gilbreath has proven himself throughout his career to be Air Force’s toughest defender, assigned to cover each opponent’s top offensive weapon. Entering his fourth season as a starter, Gilbreath recorded 30 ground balls in 2011, while finishing second on the team in caused turnovers with 14. Meanwhile, Puleo made an immediate impact on the defensive end of the field as a freshman, leading the team in caused turnovers with 15. This year, the final starting spot is expected to be filled by newcomer Davis Gunter (Littleton, Colo.), while Denver native Kyle O’Brien will be Air Force’s top long-stick midfielder as a freshman. Other players who should see significant playing time on the defensive end include junior Kyle Nazarek, sophomore Tom Harris and freshman A.J. White, while adding depth to the Falcons’ defensive unit are senior tri-captain John Krzyminski, juniors Dan Schonfeld and Zach Tulley, sophomore Erik Lenke and freshman Jacob Kazar, Tommy Spiotta and Tim Voss.

GOALKEEPERS The goalkeeper position is the biggest question mark for the Falcons this season, as they look to fill the spot following the graduation of 2011 starter Brian Wilson. As the season begins, the frontrunner for the job is junior Austin Fox. After seeing limited action in his first two seasons, Fox put together a solid fall and will be expected to step up this year. Meanwhile, senior Matt Sanders will provide Air Force with a capable back-up in goal. Though Sanders missed the entire 2011 season due to injury, he played well in 2010, seeing action in six games, starting three. That year, he led the team with a 9.42 GAA and .535 save percentage, and has proven that he can make crucial stops when needed.

THE SCHEDULE For the second-straight year, the Falcons will begin their season with a neutral-site contest at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y. This year, Air Force will take on Rutgers on Feb. 19 to get the 2012 season started. The Falcons will then head to the annual DU Face-Off Classic, hosted by Denver, Feb. 25-26. There, Air Force will take on Robert Morris and varsity newcomer Michigan. The Falcons begin their home slate on March 3, as they host Quinnipiac in a non-conference match-up. For the second-consecutive season, all of Air Force’s home contests will take place at Falcon Stadium. Another neutral-site contest is on the slate for Air Force on March 10, as it heads to Houston, Texas, to take on service-academy rival Army. The Falcons will seek their second-straight (and second-ever) victory over the Black Knights. Air Force then opens up ECAC play on March 17, as it visits Loyola. On March 24, the Falcons are back at the Academy for the first of four straight weekends at home as they take on defending ECAC champion and 2011 national semifinalist Denver. Air Force will make a spring break trip to Jacksonville on March 27 to face the Dolphins in a non-conference match-up before returning home on March 31 to host Mercer. Air Force returns to conference play on April 8, when it hosts Bellarmine and concludes its home slate with an ECAC match-up versus Fairfield on April 14. The Falcons then wrap up their schedule with a pair of road league contests, visiting Ohio State in the “Showdown in the Shoe” on April 21 and Hobart on April 28. At the conclusion of the regular season, the top four teams in the league will qualify for the ECAC Tournament, which will be hosted again by 2011 champion Denver. The tournament, which will determine the league’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Championship, is slated to be held May 2 and 4.

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2012 ROSTER No. 0 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 51

Name Tom Burgess Kyle O’Brien Austin Fox Kyle Cassady Davis Gunter Taylor Hanley Dylan Leary Kyle Nazarek Franklin Martin Tommy McKee Tom Harris Mike Crampton Bryan Price Tim Voss Parker Jackson Zach Tulley Warren Kuhn Nate Hruby Scott Hewitson Dayton Gilbreath Keith Dreyer Adam Paranka Michael Curran Marcus Walker Erik Smith Matt Sanders James Burke Matthew Selby Richie Sapp John Krzyminski Ryland De Pol Adam Hachtel Kevin Dolan Alex Kober Matt Scott John DeBonis Jacob Kazar Joe Boyle Nick Phillips Matt Puleo Dan Schonfeld A.J. White Alex Kauth Erik Lenke Conor Hogan Tommy Spiotta Pat Harrison

Cl. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. So. So. So. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Pos. M D GK M D M M D M A D A M D M D M M M D A A/M M M M GK M M A D A M M A A/M M D M A D D D M D A D A

Ht. 6-0 5-9 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-9 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-9 5-11 5-10 6-2 6-1 6-1 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-0 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-11 5-10 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-7 5-11 6-3 5-8 5-10 6-0 5-7 6-2 6-0 5-10 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-2 6-5 5-10 5-11 6-4

Wt. 185 160 170 175 215 178 180 175 160 155 175 165 210 205 185 200 193 210 170 195 170 185 160 170 182 160 185 160 185 175 175 180 165 165 165 160 187 165 165 195 180 195 185 190 185 190 210

Hometown (Previous School) Watertown, N.Y. (Watertown IHC) Denver, Colo. (J.K. Mullen) Webster, N.Y. (Webster Thomas) Upper Arlington, Ohio (Upper Arlington) Littleton, Colo. (Arapahoe) Kensington, Md. (Gonzaga HS) Centennial, Colo. (Arapahoe) Hollywood, Md. (St. Mary’s Ryken) Memphis, Tenn. (Memphis University School) Holt, Mich. (Holt) Downingtown, Pa. (The Loomis Chaffee School [Conn.]) Kinnelon, N.J. (Kinnelon) Denver, Colo. (Cherry Creek) Rehoboth Beach, Del. (Cape Henlopen) Littleton, Colo. (Rock Canyon) Upper Arlington, Ohio (Upper Arlington) Doylestown, Pa. (Central Bucks East) Coppell, Texas (Coppell) Centennial, Colo. (Cherry Creek) Bainbridge Island, Wash. (Bainbridge) Malvern, Pa. (Malvern Prep) Denver, Colo. (Mountain Vista) North Brunswick, N.J. (North Brunswick Township) Denver, Colo. (Regis Jesuit) Golden, Colo. (JK Mullen) Annapolis, Md. (St. Mary’s) Pittsford, N.Y. (Pittsford Sutherland) Eagan, Minn. (Eagan) Coppell, Texas (Jesuit College Prep) Cincinnati, Ohio (Sycamore) Chester, Md. (St. Mary’s) Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Mountain Vista) West Islip, N.Y. (West Islip) Pittsford, N.Y. (Pittsford) Babylon, N.Y. (St. John the Baptist) Sayville, N.Y. (Sayville) Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South) Dallas, Texas (Jesuit College Prep) Westminster, Md. (McDonough) Whitehouse Station, N.J. (Hunterdon Central) Ellicott City, Md. (Marriotts Ridge) Springfield, Va. (West Springfield) Dayton, Ohio (Chaminade Julienne) Rutledge, Pa. (Strath Haven) Cary, N.C. (Cardinal Gibbons) East Brunswick, N.J. (East Brunswick) Annapolis, Md. (Archbishop Spalding)

Head Coach: Eric Seremet (North Carolina, 1992) Assistant Coaches: Rob Koehler (Army, 1985), Bill Wilson (Loyola, 1994) Volunteer Assistant: Fred Acee (Cortland State, 1963) Managers: Thomas Dickey, Mike Spiotta, Sam Yanez, Brian Yee

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ALPHABETICAL ROSTER 40 0 28 4 12 23 37 32 34 21 3 20 5 33 6 11 51 19 47 18 15 45 39 35

Boyle, Joe Burgess, Tom Burke, James Cassady, Kyle Crampton, Mike Curran, Michael DeBonis, John De Pol, Ryland Dolan, Kevin Dreyer, Keith Fox, Austin Gilbreath, Dayton Gunter, Davis Hachtel, Adam Hanley, Taylor Harris, Tom Harrison, Pat Hewitson, Scott Hogan, Conor Hruby, Nate Jackson, Parker Kauth, Alex Kazar, Jacob Kober, Alex

31 17 7 46 9 10 8 1 22 41 13 42 27 30 43 36 29 25 48 16 14 24 44

ROSTER BREAKDOWN

Krzyminski, John Kuhn, Warren Leary, Dylan Lenke, Erik Martin, Franklin McKee, Tommy Nazarek, Kyle O’Brien, Kyle Paranka, Adam Phillips, Nick Price, Bryan Puleo, Matt Sanders, Matt Sapp, Richie Schonfeld, Dan Scott, Matt Selby, Matthew Smith, Erik Spiotta, Tommy Tulley, Zach Voss, Tim Walker, Marcus White, A.J.

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Ryland DE POL Dayton GILBREATH Nate HRUBY Alex KAUTH Rob KOEHLER John KRZYMINSKI Warren KUHN Erik LENKE Kyle NAZAREK Adam PARANKA Matt PULEO Dan SCHONFELD Eric SEREMET

Da Pole Gill-breath Ruby Cow-th Koh-ler Krizz-min-skee Koon Lenk-uh Nazz-uh-reck Puh-rank-uh Pool-ee-oh Shown-feld Serr-uh-met

BY CLASS

BY STATE

SENIORS (7) Boyle, DeBonis, D. Gilbreath, Krzyminski, Paranka, Sanders, Selby JUNIORS (7) Fox, Harrison, Hogan, Kauth, Nazarek, Schonfeld, Tulley SOPHOMORES (17) Cassady, Crampton, Curran, Dolan, Hachtel, Hanley, Harris, Hewitson, Leary, Lenke, Martin, McKee, Price, Puleo, Scott, Smith, Walker FRESHMEN (16) Burgess, Burke, De Pol, Dreyer, Gunter, Hruby, Jackson, Kazar, Kober, Kuhn, O’Brien, Phillips, Sapp, Spiotta, Voss, White

COLORADO (10) Gunter, Hachtel, Hewitson, Jackson, Leary, O’Brien, Paranka, Price, Smith, Walker DELAWARE (1) Voss ILLINOIS (1) Kazar MARYLAND (7) De Pol, Hanley, Harrison, Nazarek, Phillips, Sanders, Schonfeld MICHIGAN (1) McKee MINNESOTA (1) Selby NEW JERSEY (4) Crampton, Curran, Puleo, Spiotta NEW YORK (7) Burgess, Burke, DeBonis, Dolan, Fox, Kober, Scott NORTH CAROLINA (1) Hogan OHIO (4) Cassady, Kauth, Krzyminski, Tulley PENNSYLVANIA (4) Dreyer, Harris, Kuhn, Lenke TENNESSEE (1) Martin TEXAS (3) Boyle, Hruby, Sapp VIRGINIA (1) White WASHINGTON (1) Gilbreath

BY POSITION ATTACK (11) Crampton, De Pol, Dreyer, Harrison, Hogan, Kober, McKee, Paranka, Phillips, Sapp, Scott MIDFIELD (20) Boyle, Burgess, Burke, Cassady, Curran, DeBonis, Dolan, Hachtel, Hanley, Hewitson, Hruby, Jackson, Kauth, Kuhn, Leary, Martin, Price, Selby, Smith, Walker DEFENSE (14) Gilbreath, Gunter, Harris, Kazar, Krzyminski, Lenke, Nazarek, O’Brien, Puleo, Schonfeld, Spiotta, Tulley, Voss, White GOALKEEPER (2) Fox, Sanders

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#40 JOE BOYLE SR.|6-0/165|M DALLAS, TEXAS (JESUIT COLLEGE PREP) 2011: Played in one game … picked up a ground ball versus Hofstra. 2010: Played in nine games, starting two … picked up four ground balls on the season, including a career-high three ground balls at Siena. 2009: Was not a member of the Air Force lacrosse team. 2008: Earned a letter as a member of the lacrosse team at Colorado College … recorded 18 points on the season. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Chris Surran … two-time team captain … team offensive MVP as a senior … all-state selection in 2007 … also named to Dallas Morning News All-Area lacrosse team in 2007 … honorable mention all-district selection in 2005. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 2 … son of John and Jane Boyle … has one sibling, Casey (21) … sister is a member of the volleyball team at the Academy … majoring in biology … plans to become a pilot … named to the Dean’s List in Fall 2009 … hobbies include backpacking, following the Dallas area sports teams, reading and learning to play the piano.

JOE’S CAREER STATS Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

12

GP-GS

G

A

Pts Shots Shot%

9-2 1-0 10-2

0 0 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

3 0 3

.000 .000 .000

SOG SOG% GWG UP DN GB Attended Colorado College Did Not Play 0 .000 0 0 0 4 0 .000 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0 5

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TO

CT

Faceoff

Pct.

Pen-Min

3 0 3

0 0 0

0-0 0-0 0-0

.000 .000 .000

0-0.0 0-0.0 0-0.0


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#37 JOHN DeBONIS SR.|5-7/160|M SAYVILLE, N.Y. (SAYVILLE) 2011: Played in all 13 games as a short-stick defensive middie … scored one goal in win over Manhattan … picked up 22 ground balls and registered seven caused turnovers … won 3-of-8 face-offs. 2010: Played in all 14 games as a short-stick defensive middie … recipient of the Falcons’ Unsung Hero Award and the Pace Weber Award … recorded two assists on the year … finished third on the team with 32 ground balls, including a career-high six ground balls versus Bellarmine … won 36-of-79 face-offs on the year (.456) … also recorded 11 caused turnovers … named to the ECAC all-academic team. 2009: Played in all 14 games as a short-stick defensive middie … shared the team’s Rookie of the Year honors … co-recipient of the Falcons’ Unsung Hero Award … scored one goal and one assist on the season … first career goal came in victory over Denver to end the regular season … scooped up 30 ground balls on the season. High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Christian Doller ... team captain as a senior … also lettered two years in soccer and four years in winter track … served as soccer team captain in senior season … member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 25 ... nickname is “DeBo” … son of John and Jennifer DeBonis ... has two siblings, Michelle (23) and Joe (16) … plans to become a pilot … hobbies include hanging out with friends and ultimate Frisbee.

JOHN’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

GP-GS 14-0 14-0 13-0 41-0

G 1 0 1 2

A 1 2 0 3

Pts 2 2 1 5

Shots 3 2 2 7

Shot% .333 .000 .500 .286

SOG 1 1 1 3

SOG% .333 .500 .500 .429

GWG UP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DN 0 0 0 0

GB 30 32 22 84

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TO 12 13 5 30

CT 4 11 7 22

Faceoff 0-0 36-79 3-8 39-87

Pct. .000 .456 .375 .448

Pen-Min 2-1.0 2-1.5 0-0.0 4-2.5

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#20 DAYTON GILBREATH JR.|6-1/195|D BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WASH. (BAINBRIDGE) Team tri-captain for the 2012 season … preseason All-ECAC selection … 2011: Played in and started all 13 games … Falcons’ defensive MVP for the second-straight season … second-team All-ECAC honoree on defense … grabbed 30 ground balls and finished second on the team with 14 caused turnovers … picked up a career-high seven ground balls in victory over Mercer … notched a goal versus Jacksonville … named Air Force Athlete of the Week on May 2. 2010: Played in and started all 14 games … Falcons’ defensive MVP … first-team All-ECAC selection on defense … finished the year with 25 ground balls and was second on the team with 16 caused turnovers … picked up a career-best six ground balls in win over Army … scored a goal in the seasonopener versus St. John’s. 2009: Played in all 14 games, starting 12 at close defense … named Great Western Lacrosse League Newcomer of the Year … first-team All-GWLL selection on defense … shared the Falcons’ Rookie of the Year honors … scored the game-winner against Quinnipiac for his first and only goal of the season … also scored an assist in the win over Detroit … picked up 24 ground balls on the season … ranked third with 13 caused turnovers. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coaches Jack Visco, Dejon Hush and Dennis Sutter ... high school All-American … member of state championship team in 2007 … three-time all-state honoree … also lettered three years in football … earned first-team all-state honors on offense and defense … four-time all-league player. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 16 ... son of Bryan and Lorry Gilbreath … has one brother, Bryan, a 2011 Academy graduate and four-year lacrosse letterwinner … career highlight in lacrosse was winning a state championship with his brother … majoring in systems engineering management.

DAYTON’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

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GP-GS 14-12 14-14 13-13 41-39

G 1 1 1 3

A 1 0 0 1

Pts 2 1 1 4

Shots 2 4 5 11

Shot% .500 .250 .200 .273

SOG 1 3 3 7

SOG% .500 .750 .600 .636

GWG UP 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

DN 0 0 0 0

GB 24 25 30 79

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TO 6 13 11 30

CT 13 16 14 43

Faceoff 0-0 6-21 4-13 10-34

Pct. .000 .286 .308 .294

Pen-Min 7-6.5 9-9.0 5-3.0 21-18.5


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#31 JOHN KRZYMINSKI SR.|5-7/175|D CINCINNATI, OHIO (SYCAMORE) Team tri-captain for the 2012 season … 2011: Played in one game. 2009-10: Spent two years in Korea on an LDS mission. 2008: Saw action in three games. 2007: Played in five games ... picked up three ground balls. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for Coach Tom Nugent ... won state championship in 2004 ... team captain and defensive MVP ... two-time all-state selection ... played for Southern Ohio undergraduate team and national development team ... on all-star team at two NDP tournaments ... also lettered four years in hockey ... two-year team captain and team MVP. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 10 ... nickname is Krzy... son of Richard Krzyminski and Judith Mikita ... has a brother, Daniel (21) ... hobbies include triathlons and studying Korean … majoring in engineering mechanics … plans a career as a combat rescue officer.

JOHN’S CAREER STATS Year 2007 2008 2009-10 2011 TOTAL

GP-GS 5-0 3-0

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 0 0 .000 0 0 .000

SOG SOG% 0 .000 0 .000

1-0 9-0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

.000 .000

.000 .000

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0 Did Not Play 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 3 0

TO 0 0

CT 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 1-1.0 0-0.0

0 3

0 0

0 0

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

0-0.0 1-1.0

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#22 ADAM PARANKA SR.|5-10/185|A DENVER, COLO. (MOUNTAIN VISTA) Team tri-captain for the 2012 season … 2011: Played in all 13 games, starting 10 … registered six goals and six assists on the year … tallied a season-high two goals in opener versus Vermont … registered a season-best two assists in win over Bellarmine … notched three points in games versus Vermont and Bellarmine … credited with 14 ground balls and three caused turnovers on the year. 2010: Played in and started all 14 games … led the team in assists with 13, while ranking third in points (26) and fourth in goals (13) … registered the gamewinner in overtime to give Air Force its first-ever victory over Army … tallied a career-best five points against Lehigh, including a career-high four goals … registered career-best three assists versus Bellarmine … scored at least one point in 10 of 14 games, including multiple points in nine contests … also credited with 18 ground balls and four caused turnovers. 2009: Played in seven games, starting six … missed several games due to a hand injury … scored seven goals and an assist during the season … registered two goals in wins over Presbyterian and Detroit … also tallied one goal and one assist in victory against Ohio State … picked up 13 ground balls on the season. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Jose Trujillo ... two-time all-state selection … named to FCA National High School Club Team two years in a row … went undefeated, winning the King of the Hill Tournament with the Mile High All-Stars … also lettered three years in football … all-conference receiver in football … graduated with a GPA above 4.0. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 18 ... full name is Michael Adam Paranka … nickname is “Amac” or “Deuces” … son of Michael and Therese Paranka … has a sister, Audrey (19) … majoring in management.

ADAM’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

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GP-GS 7-6 14-14 13-10 34-30

G 7 13 6 26

A 1 13 6 20

Pts 8 26 12 46

Shots 23 61 48 132

Shot% .304 .213 .125 .197

SOG 17 36 20 73

SOG% .739 .590 .417 .553

GWG UP 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0

DN 0 0 0 0

GB 13 18 14 45

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TO 11 27 24 62

CT 1 4 3 8

Faceoff 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000 .000 .000

Pen-Min 1-1.0 1-1.0 3-2.0 5-4.0


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#27 MATT SANDERS SR.|5-10/160|GK ANNAPOLIS, MD. (ST. MARY’S) 2011: Missed the season due to a hand injury … earned a junior varsity letter. 2010: Played in six games, starting three … led the Air Force goalkeepers in GAA (9.42) and save percentage (.535), while ranking second in minutes played (292:56) and saves (53) … recorded career-high 13 saves against Bellarmine. 2009: Played in six games in goal, starting three … ranked second among Air Force goalkeepers in minutes played (173:25) and saves (25) … earned his first career win versus Sacred Heart, giving up just five goals in more than 55 minutes of action … posted a season-high 10 saves against Towson … also scooped up seven ground balls on the season. High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Matt Hogan ... JV captain in sophomore season … also lettered one year in football … honor roll student. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 27 ... nicknames are Deion, Sandy … son of Rod and Kathy Sanders … has one brother, Bryan (22) … hobbies include hunting, fishing, golfing, boating and wakeboarding.

MATT’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

GP-GS 6-3 6-3

Minutes 173:25 292:56

GA 28 46

GaAvg 9.69 9.42

Saves 25 53

12-6

466:21

74

9.52

78

SavePct 0.472 0.535 Did Not Play 0.513

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GB 7 14

TO 3 3

CT 0 0

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0

21

6

0

0-0.0

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#29 MATTHEW SELBY SR.|5-11/160|M EAGAN, MINN. (EAGAN) 2011: Saw action in two games … scored first career goal in Falcons’ win over Mercer. 2010: Played in one game. 2009: Saw action in two games … named a Mountain West Conference Scholar-Athlete. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Matt Dunbar ... also lettered two years in diving … named to Academic Honor Roll. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 26 ... son of Mark and Diane Selby … has one sister, Andrea (24) … hobbies include playing and watching sports, trying to speak French and running the strips … majoring in aeronautical engineering … plans to become a pilot.

MATTHEW’S CAREER STATS Year 2009 2010 2011 TOTAL

18

GP-GS 2-0 1-0 2-0 5-0

G 0 0 1 1

A 0 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 1 1

Shots 0 0 2 2

Shot% .000 .000 .500 .500

SOG 0 0 1 1

SOG% .000 .000 .500 .500

GWG UP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

DN 0 0 0 0

GB 0 0 0 0

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TO 0 0 1 1

CT 0 0 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000 .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0 0-0.0 0-0.0


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#3 AUSTIN FOX JR.|5-11/170|GK WEBSTER, N.Y. (WEBSTER THOMAS) 2011: Appeared in five games, registering 42:10 of action … recorded four saves on the season, including a careerbest two stops versus Hofstra … scooped up a ground ball versus Hofstra nad Mercer. 2010: Saw action in one game … played just over four minutes against Hobart. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Rob Ruller ... also lettered three years in wrestling … all-county selection in both lacrosse and wrestling … named to honor roll. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 36 … son of Rick and Cynthia Fox … has one sibling, Remmington (22).

AUSTIN’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

GP-GS 1-0 5-0 6-0

Minutes 4:18 42:10 46:28

GA 0 5 5

GaAvg 0.00 7.11 6.46

Saves 0 4 4

SavePct 0.000 0.444 0.444

GB 0 2 2

TO 1 1 2

CT 0 0 0

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0 0-0.0

#51 PAT HARRISON JR.|6-4/210|A ANNAPOLIS, MD. (ARCHBISHOP SPALDING) 2011: Played in eight games … registered two goals, including one man-up score, two assists and four ground balls on the season … earned first career points with two assists versus Mercer … scored goals against Ohio State and Presbyterian … season-best two ground balls in win over Presbyterian … named to the ECAC All-Academic team. 2010: Was not a member of the team. High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Zack Burke ... also lettered one year in football … member of National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 4 … son of Henry and Joan Harrison … has two siblings, Henry (25) and Kelsey (17) … hobbies include golf, wakeboarding and basketball.

PAT’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2010 2011 8-0 TOTAL 8-0

G

A

Pts Shots Shot%

SOG SOG%

2 2

2 2

4 4

3 3

6 6

.333 .333

.500 .500

GWG UP DN Did Not Play 0 1 0 0 1 0

GB

TO

CT

Faceoff

Pct.

Pen-Min

4 4

4 4

0 0

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

2-1.5 2-1.5

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#47 CONOR HOGAN JR.|5-10/185|A CARY, N.C. (CARDINAL GIBBONS) 2011: Saw action in one game. 2010: Played in four games. High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Mike Curatolo ... two-time state runner-up … all-state selection in senior season … also lettered three years in football … all-conference honoree … member of National Honor Society … Eagle Scout. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 18 … son of Mike and Aileen Hogan … has two brothers, Michael (23) and Brendan (17) … includes the guitar as one of his hobbies.

CONOR’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

GP-GS 4-0 1-0 5-0

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0

Shots 0 0 0

Shot% .000 .000 .000

SOG 0 0 0

SOG% .000 .000 .000

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 0 0 0

TO 0 1 1

CT 0 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0 0-0.0

#45 ALEX KAUTH JR.|6-2/185|M DAYTON, OHIO (CHAMINADE JULIENNE) 2011: Saw action in eight games … scored one goal in win over Hobart… also notched two ground balls on the season. 2010: Was not a member of the team. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Harry Calcutt ... two-time all-state selection … also lettered three years in football and two years in basketball and track … all-conference honoree in football and basketball … named conference defensive player of the year in basketball. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 31 … son of David and Margaret Kauth … has three siblings, Zack (21), Emily (21) and Grace (15) … father is a 1988 Academy graduate … brother, Zack, is a football player at the Academy … mother was a volleyball player at Ohio State, while sister, Emily, plays volleyball at Bowling Green … includes running as one of his hobbies.

ALEX’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2010 2011 8-0 TOTAL 8-0

20

G

A

Pts Shots Shot%

SOG SOG%

1 1

0 0

1 1

1 1

1 1

1.000 1.000

1.000 1.000

GWG UP DN Did Not Play 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB

TO

CT

Faceoff

Pct.

Pen-Min

2 2

0 0

0 0

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

0-0.0 0-0.0

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#8 KYLE NAZAREK JR.|5-11/175|D HOLLYWOOD, MD. (ST. MARY’S RYKEN) 2011: Saw action in eight games … picked up three ground balls on the year, including a season-best two ground balls against Manhattan. 2010: Played in all 14 games, starting seven … recorded 16 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers on the season … registered an assist against Lehigh. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach John Sothoron ... all-conference and all-county long-stick midfielder in junior year … all-conference and all-county defenseman as a senior … winner of Ryken Defenseman Award … participant in state high school all-star game … also lettered four years in soccer … all-conference defender as a senior … named to President’s List all four year … member of National Honor Society … recipient of Brother Clyde Student-Athlete Award in senior year. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 25 … son of David and Sharon Nazarek … has a sister, Lindsey (24), who attends medical school on an Air Force scholarship … majoring in systems engineering management … future career plans include becoming a pilot, UAV’s, navigator or intelligence officer … hobbies include skiing, camping, working out and personal investments.

KYLE’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

GP-GS 14-7 8-0 22-7

G 0 0 0

A 1 0 1

Pts 1 0 1

Shots 4 0 4

Shot% .000 .000 .000

SOG 1 0 1

SOG% .250 .000 .250

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 16 3 19

TO 9 0 9

CT 11 0 11

Faceoff 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000 .000

Pen-Min 1-1.0 0-0.0 1-1.0

FALCONS OFF THE FIELD For the second-straight year, the Falcons joined together to tackle an enormous challenge--climbing one of Colorado’s 14ers. This fall, the team made its way to the top of Mount Massive, the second-highest peak in the state with an elevation of 14,421 feet.

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#43 DAN SCHONFELD JR.|6-0/180|D ELLICOTT CITY, MD. (MARRIOTTS RIDGE) 2011: Appeared in six games on defense … scooped up three ground balls on the year … named an MWC ScholarAthlete for the second-straight year. 2010: Played in one game as a goalkeeper … saw 56 seconds of action versus Hobart … named an MWC ScholarAthlete. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Dan Sageman ... two-time first-team all-county selection … second-team All-Metro honoree in 2009 … also lettered one year in cross country … student government president … achieved 4.0 Honor Roll of Excellence all 16 quarters … AP Scholar with Distinction … named Unsung Hero High School Athlete. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 28 … son of Michael and Karen Schonfeld … has a younger brother, Jonathan (16) … future career plans include systems engineering or missile sales … hobbies include listening to music, visiting foreign places or going to the beach.

DAN’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

GP-GS 1-0 6-0 7-0

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0

Shots 0 0 0

Shot% .000 .000 .000

SOG 0 0 0

SOG% .000 .000 .000

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 0 3 3

TO 0 2 2

CT 0 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0 0-0.0

#16 ZACH TULLEY JR.|6-2/200|D UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO (UPPER ARLINGTON) 2011: Played in three games. 2010: Saw action in three contests. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Ted Wolford ... three-time state champion … also lettered four years in hockey … served as team captain in senior year. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 15 … son of Mark and Linda Tulley … has two siblings, Mitchell (18) and Payton (10) … attended the Academy Prep School … majoring in management … plans to become a pilot after graduation … … hobbies include sailing, snorkeling, rock climbing and anything outside.

ZACH’S CAREER STATS Year 2010 2011 TOTAL

22

GP-GS 3-0 3-0 6-0

G 0 0 0

A 0 0 0

Pts 0 0 0

Shots 0 0 0

Shot% .000 .000 .000

SOG 0 0 0

SOG% .000 .000 .000

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 0 0 0

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 0 0 0

CT 0 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 1-1.0 1-1.0


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#4 KYLE CASSADY SO.|6-1/175|M UPPER ARLINGTON, OHIO (UPPER ARLINGTON) 2011: Played in all 13 games, starting 12 … registered 16 points (10 goals, six assists) on the season … tied for second on the team with three man-up scores … also picked up 30 ground balls and registered five caused turnovers … scored career-best three points (1g, 2a) in season finale versus Hobart … registered two goals in games against Denver, Bellarmine and Presbyterian … season-best four ground balls in wins over Mercer and Presbyterian. High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Ted Wolford ... team captain in 2010 … all-state and All-Midwest selection at midfield … won state championship in his senior season … also lettered two years in football … team captain as a senior … named to honor roll. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 15 ... son of Craig and Jackie Cassady … has a brother, Shea (21) … grandson of Howard “Hopalong” Cassady, the Heisman Trophy winner in 1955 as running back at Ohio State … father also played football at Ohio State from 1972-75 … hobbies include camping, fishing, snowboarding, watching movies and sports.

KYLE’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 13-12 TOTAL 13-12

G 10 10

A 6 6

Pts Shots Shot% 16 40 .250 16 40 .250

SOG SOG% 22 .550 22 .550

GWG UP DN 0 3 0 0 3 0

GB 30 30

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 12 12

CT 5 5

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0

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#12 MIKE CRAMPTON SO.|5-10/165|A KINNELON, N.J. (KINNELON) 2011: Played in and started all 13 games for the Falcons … finished second on the team in goals scored (16) and third in points (24) … also picked up 30 ground balls and registered six caused turnovers … tallied a pair of hat tricks on the season, scoring three goals in wins over Manhattan and Loyola, while adding an assist in both games … his three goals against 17th-ranked Loyola led the Falcons in their 8-6 upset victory … named ECAC Rookie of the Week and Air Force Athlete of the Week for his performance against the Greyhounds … registered a career-high eight ground balls versus Jacksonville. High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Kevin Kelly ... won New Jersey Group 1 state championship, as well as Morris County Championship ... also lettered four years in hockey ... won state championship ... championship MVP ... named a Morris County Scholar-Athlete. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 29 ... son of Pete and Karen Crampton ... has two siblings, Peter (21) and Kara (17).

MIKE’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 13-13 TOTAL 13-13

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G 16 16

A 8 8

Pts Shots Shot% 24 63 .254 24 63 .254

SOG SOG% 36 .571 36 .571

GWG UP DN 1 1 0 1 1 0

GB 30 30

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 18 18

CT 6 6

Faceoff 0-1 0-1

Pct. .000 .000

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#23 MICHAEL CURRAN SO.|5-11/160|M NORTH BRUNSWICK, N.J. (NORTH BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP) 2011: Played in eight games … finished the season with three points (one goal, two assists) … also recorded three ground balls … scored first career goal versus Presbyterian … tallied assists against Manhattan and Loyola … named an MWC Scholar-Athlete. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Brad Kerwin ... four-time first-team all-area selection … two-time second-team all-state honoree … notched 405 career points … also lettered three years in football and one year in basketball … first-team All-White Division in football … recipient of Blaustein Scholarship and Bill Denny Scholarship. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 4 … son of James and Renee Curran … has two siblings, Jimmy (23) and Kaitlyn (22) … brother, Jimmy, is a 2010 graduate of the Academy and was a member of the Falcons’ lacrosse team … plans a career in acquisitions …hobbies include video games and watching sports.

MICHAEL’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 8-0 TOTAL 8-0

G 1 1

A 2 2

Pts Shots Shot% 3 7 .143 3 7 .143

SOG SOG% 4 .571 4 .571

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 3 3

TO 11 11

CT 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 2-2.0 2-2.0

#34 KEVIN DOLAN SO.|5-8/165|M WEST ISLIP, N.Y. (WEST ISLIP) 2011: Saw action in three games … won 1-of-3 face-offs on the year. High School: Coached by Scott Craig … won state championship in his senior season, registering a 22-1 record on the year … was ranked first in the nation for the majority of the season … made it to the Long Island Top 50 Suffolk vs. Nassau game ... also played football … advanced to the Suffolk County championship game in his junior and senior seasons. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 31 … son of Frank and Debbie Dolan … has three siblings, Frank (31), Ryan (30) and Kristi (14) … brother, Frank, played baseball at Brockport University … majoring in management … played baseball at the Academy Prep School … hobbies include lifting, Xbox, TV and tweeting.

KEVIN’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 3-0 TOTAL 3-0

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 0 0 .000 0 0 .000

SOG SOG% 0 .000 0 .000

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 0 0

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 0 0

CT 0 0

Faceoff 1-3 1-3

Pct. .333 .333

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0

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#33 ADAM HACHTEL SO.|6-3/180|M HIGHLANDS RANCH, COLO. (MOUNTAIN VISTA) 2011: Did not see any game action … earned a junior varsity letter. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Jose Trujillo … two-time first-team all-conference selection … all-state honoree as a senior … was a member of the first Mountain Vista team to be ranked in the top eight in the state and earn a bye for the first round of the state play-offs … also lettered two years in football. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 20 … son of Mark and Carrie Hachtel … has two siblings, Courtney and his twin brother, Greg … uncle, Bob Hachtel, played lacrosse at the University of Maryland … attended the Academy Prep School.

#6 TAYLOR HANLEY SO.|5-9/178|M KENSINGTON, MD. (GONZAGA COLLEGE HS) 2011: Played in all 13 games … scored one point on the year, getting an assist versus Bellarmine … recorded 13 ground balls and three caused turnovers for the season. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Casey O’Neill … three-time all-conference selection … also lettered two years in football … all-conference and All-Washington, D.C. honoree. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 21 … son of Chris and Katy Hanley … has three siblings, Kayla (18), Casey (11) and Tommy (9) … uncle, Tripp Shreves, played golf at the University of Virginia … attended the Academy Prep School … hobbies include hanging out with friends, playing sports and watching the Washington Redskins.

TAYLOR’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 13-0 TOTAL 13-0

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G 0 0

A 1 1

Pts Shots Shot% 1 1 .000 1 1 .000

SOG SOG% 1 1.000 1 1.000

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 13 13

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 5 5

CT 3 3

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

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#11 TOM HARRIS SO. |5-11/175|D DOWNINGTON, PA. (LOOMIS CHAFFEE SCHOOL [CONN.]) 2011: Played in 10 games, starting one … recorded six ground balls and one caused turnover. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Jim Wilson ... team captain as a senior … 2008 High School All-American … two-time first-team all-league selection … selected to play in East-West New England All-Star game … also lettered four years in hockey and two years in water polo … hockey team captain as a senior … recipient of Loomis Chaffee School’s Outstanding Athlete Award in 2008 and 2009. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 31 … son of Matt and Tammy Harris … has two sisters, Megan (19) and Emily (15) … hobbies include weightlifting and ice hockey.

TOM’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 10-1 TOTAL 10-1

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 0 1 .000 0 1 .000

SOG SOG% 1 1.000 1 1.000

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 6 6

TO 3 3

CT 1 1

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0

#19 SCOTT HEWITSON SO.|6-0/170|M CENTENNIAL, COLO. (CHERRY CREEK) 2011: Saw action in 10 games … finished the season with four goals, including a team-leading three game-winning goals … also scooped up one ground ball on the season … tallied a team-best two goals versus Presbyterian … also found the back of the net in wins over Mercer and Hobart. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Bryan Perry … won state championship in his senior season … all-conference, all-state and AllAmerica honoree in 2010 … academic all-state honorable mention in 2009 … academic all-state in 2010. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 14 … son of Tom and Jolyn Hewitson … has one sibling, Blake (20) … includes music as a hobby.

SCOTT’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 10-0 TOTAL 10-0

G 4 4

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 4 5 .800 4 5 .800

SOG SOG% 5 1.000 5 1.000

GWG UP DN 3 0 0 3 0 0

GB 1 1

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 4 4

CT 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 1-0.5 1-0.5

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#7 DYLAN LEARY SO.|5-11/180|M CENTENNIAL, COLO. (ARAPAHOE) 2011: Saw action in 12 games … picked up five ground balls on the season. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Guy Cerisoli … won state championship in 2009 … allconference selection in 2009 … all-state honoree in 2010 … also lettered two years in football … two-time academic all-state selection in both football and lacrosse. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 29 … son of Jim and Lori Leary … has one sibling, Kerry (22) … hobbies include skiing, fishing, hiking and just hanging out.

DYLAN’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 12-0 TOTAL 12-0

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 0 4 .000 0 4 .000

SOG SOG% 1 .250 1 .250

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 5 5

TO 5 5

CT 0 0

Faceoff 1-1 1-1

Pct. Pen-Min 1.000 1-0.5 1.000 1-0.5

#46 ERIK LENKE SO.|6-5/190 • D RUTLEDGE, PA. (STRATH HAVEN) 2011: Did not see any game action … earned a junior varsity letter. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Dave Waldman … team MVP as a senior … three-year starter on defense. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 20 … son of Marc and Jean Lenke … has two siblings, Amee (23) and Paul (21) … father participated in boxing as a cadet at the Academy … majoring in biology … hobbies include reading, movies and camping.

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#9 FRANKLIN MARTIN SO. |5-10/160|A MEMPHIS, TENN. (MEMPHIS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL) 2011: Played in six games … tallied first career goal versus Mercer … also picked up a ground ball in that contest. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coaches Elliott Dent and Pat DiMento … two-time All-American … two-time first-team all-state selection … state tournament MVP in 2008 … also lettered three years in football and one year in wrestling … two-time state champion in football with back-to-back 13-0 seasons. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 31 … given name is Henry … son of Frank and Lizabeth Martin … has two siblings, Molly (22) and Harrison (20) … plans to major in biology … would like to work in acquisitions or as a pilot following graduation ... hobbies include fishing, listening to good music, working out and hanging out with friends.

FRANKLIN’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 6-0 TOTAL 6-0

G 1 1

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 1 3 .333 1 3 .333

SOG SOG% 1 .333 1 .333

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 1 1

TO 1 1

CT 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0

#10 TOMMY McKEE SO.|5-9/155|A HOLT, MICH. (HOLT) 2011: Played in all 13 games, starting five … tied for third on the team with 13 goals, while adding a pair of assists on the season … also picked up 20 ground balls … posted the team’s highest single-game goal output of the year, tallying six goals in the win over Manhattan … named to the Pioneer Face-Off Classic all-tournament team. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 2.

TOMMY’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 13-5 TOTAL 13-5

G 13 13

A 2 2

Pts Shots Shot% 15 25 .520 15 25 .520

SOG SOG% 17 .680 17 .680

GWG UP DN 1 1 0 1 1 0

GB 20 20

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 13 13

CT 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 1-1.0 1-1.0

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#13 BRYAN PRICE SO.|6-2/210|M DENVER, COLO. (CHERRY CREEK) 2011: Was not a member of the Falcons’ lacrosse team. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Bryan Perry … also lettered three years in football … allconference in both lacrosse and football … team captain in both lacrosse and football in 2008-09. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 23 … son of Richard and Maribeth Price … has one sister, Cydney (23) … father played collegiate golf at Florida State and the University of New Mexico … majoring in management with a minor in Spanish … hobbies include sports, hanging out with family and traveling.

#42 MATT PULEO SO.|6-2/195|D WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (HUNTERDON CENTRAL) 2011: Played in and started all 13 games … led team in caused turnovers with 15, while ranking second on the team in ground balls (43) … posted a season-best seven ground balls against Presbyterian, while registered a season-high four caused turnovers versus Fairfield … also scored his first career goal versus Denver. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Mike Vergalito … first-team Group 4 all-state selection … won state championship in sophomore season … also lettered one year in football. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 26 … son of Joseph and Carolyn Puleo … has two siblings, Elizabeth (21) and Stephen (17) … hobbies include lacrosse and watching TV.

MATT’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 13-13 TOTAL 13-13

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G 1 1

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 1 3 .333 1 3 .333

SOG SOG% 1 .333 1 .333

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 43 43

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 7 7

CT 15 15

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

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#36 MATT SCOTT SO.|6-0/165|A BABYLON, N.Y. (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) 2011: Saw action in four games … recorded one ground ball on the year. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Bill Staak … two-time all-league honoree … also lettered two years in football … AP Scholar … member of National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 28 … son of Kevin and Tracy Scott … has a brother, Michael (20) … father played lacrosse at Roanoke College, while brother currently plays lacrosse at Siena … hobbies include pickup basketball and surfing.

MATT’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 4-0 TOTAL 4-0

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 0 0 .000 0 0 .000

SOG SOG% 0 .000 0 .000

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 1 1

TO 1 1

CT 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0

FALCONS OFF THE FIELD

Above: The Falcons visited Monroe Elementary to teach young students about the sport of lacrosse. Top left: The team attends the first Mission Partners event, along with Cadet Squadron 28 and the Management Department. Bottom left: Members of the lacrosse team volunteer at a Special Olympics event.

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#25 ERIK SMITH SO.|5-11/182|M GOLDEN, COLO. (J.K. MULLEN) 2011: Played in and started all 13 games for the Falcons … tabbed a second-team All-Freshman selection by Inside Lacrosse … named the team’s rookie of the year … also won the Falcons’ ground ball award and face-off award, leading the team with 64 ground balls and a team-best 52.5 face-off win percentage … ended the year ranked tied for 25th in the nation in ground balls per game (4.92) and ranked 27th in face-off win percentage … also led the team in total assists with 16 and ranked second in points (29) scored … registered a season-best five points in wins over Manhattan (1g, 4a) and Presbyterian (2g, 3a) … picked up a career-high 10 ground balls against Mercer … two-time ECAC Rookie of the Week (March 7/April 4) … named to Pioneer FaceOff Classic all-tournament team. High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Mitch Brin … All-American … first-team all-state honoree … state runner-up … team MVP and team captain … two-time first-team academic all-state … also lettered four years in football … first-team all-state safety … first-team all-conference selection … defensive MVP … three-time academic all-state … Scholastic Achievement Award in 2010 … recipient of Outstanding Student-Athlete Award. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 29 … son of Chris and Molly Smith … has one sibling, Austin (17) …uncle, Dan Malone, played football at Nebraska-Kearney … hobbies include playing ping pong, skiing, fishing, camping and playing sports.

ERIK’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 13-13 TOTAL 13-13

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G 13 13

A Pts Shots Shot% 16 29 63 .206 16 29 63 .206

SOG SOG% 29 .460 29 .460

GWG UP DN 0 1 0 0 1 0

GB 64 64

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

TO 31 31

CT 3 3

Faceoff 83-158 83-158

Pct. .525 .525

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#24 MARCUS WALKER SO.|5-10/170|M DENVER, COLO. (REGIS JESUIT) 2011: Saw action in four games. High School: Lettered three years in lacrosse for coach Jim Soran … team MVP as a senior … also lettered three years in football … named offensive player of the year. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 8 … son of Del and Lorene Walker … has three siblings, Raquel (12), Jada (9) and DJ (6) … father played football and lacrosse at Colorado School of Mines … plans to major in mechanical engineering … would like to become a helicopter pilot following graduation … hobbies include hanging out with friends, watching movies and doing nothing.

MARCUS’S CAREER STATS Year GP-GS 2011 4-0 TOTAL 4-0

G 0 0

A 0 0

Pts Shots Shot% 0 2 .000 0 2 .000

SOG SOG% 1 .500 1 .500

GWG UP DN 0 0 0 0 0 0

GB 0 0

TO 1 1

CT 0 0

Faceoff 0-0 0-0

Pct. .000 .000

Pen-Min 0-0.0 0-0.0

#0 TOM BURGESS FR.|6-0/185|M WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WATERTOWN IHC) High School: Lettered five years in lacrosse for coach Jerry Standford … named to the All-North team … also lettered four years in football and one year in basketball … Class D state player of the year in 2009 (football) … named 2007 Section III finals MVP in football … member of National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 30 … son of Michael and Robberta Burgess … has three siblings, Drew, Mike and Catherine … attended the Academy Prep School … plans to major in management.

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#28 JAMES BURKE FR.|6-0/185|M PITTSFORD, N.Y. (PITTSFORD SUTHERLAND) High School: Lettered in lacrosse for coach Andrew Whipple …team MVP … all-county and All-America selection … section V offensive player of the year … Monroe County and All-Great Rochester Player of the Year honoree … advanced to the New York state championships … also lettered in football … all-county selection … named to the honors list. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 40 … son of Adrian and Nancy Burke … has two siblings, Jackie (20) and Andrew (13) … hobbies include snowboarding, football and lacrosse.

#32 RYLAND DE POL FR.|5-11/175|M CHESTER, MD. (ST. MARY’S) High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Matt Hogan … leading goal scorer in county and league … coaches’ award recipient … all-conference and all-county … Maryland Freestate Lacrosse … named a top-40 attack by Inside Lacrosse (#37) … named All-Metro honoree by Baltimore Sun (second team) and Washington Post (honorable mention) … also lettered three years in football and one year in ice hockey … three-year varsity starter in football … two-time MIAA ‘B’ champion … team captain and recipient of coaches’ award. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 35 … attended the Academy Prep School … son of Don and Brae De Pol … has two siblings, Robb and Rhett … brother, Robb, is a 2009 graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, where he played lacrosse, while brother Rhett currently plays lacrosse at Salisbury University … plans to become a pilot … hobbies include boating, crabbing, video games and longboarding.

#21 KEITH DREYER FR.|5-10/170|A MALVERN, PA. (MALVERN PREP) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach David Metzbower … team captain … scored a school-record eight goals in a single game … leading goal scorer as a freshman … first-team All-Inter AC in 2010 and secondteam honoree in 2011 … Inter AC Invitational Player of the Game in 2011 semifinals … also lettered one year in football … second-team All Inter AC and Inter AC Invitational all-tournament team in squash in 2011 … recipient of health and physical education award in 2009. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 8 … son of Douglas and Lisa Dreyer … has two siblings, Jeff (20) and Amanda (15) … plans to major in systems engineering management … hobbies include stringing sticks and mountain biking.

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#5 DAVIS GUNTER FR.|5-11/215|D LITTLETON, COLO. (ARAPAHOE) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Guy Ceracoli … three-time all-conference selection … twotime All-Colorado … Colorado Player of the Year … junior Under Armour All-American … All-America honoree … also lettered three years in football … all-conference selection … named to honor roll three times. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 12 … played football at the Academy Prep School … son of Roger and Terri Gunter … has two siblings, Taylor (23) and Drake (15) … father played football at the University of Colorado … uncle, George Krasovec, is a 1972 graduate of the Academy … hobbies include skiing and biking.

#18 NATE HRUBY FR.|6-1/210|M COPPELL, TEXAS (COPPELL) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Jared Venia … D2 state champion in 2009-10 and D1 state champion in 2011 … All-American in 2011 … two-time all-state selection (2010-11) … all-district honoree in 2009 … academic all-state honoree in 2011 … also lettered two years in football … first-team all-district selection in 2011 and second-team selection in 2010 … member of National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 25 … son of Dale and Kristan Hruby … has one brother, Nicholas (16) … father played football at West Point … hobbies include football, music, guitar, wakeboarding, snowboarding, the lake and friends.

#15 PARKER JACKSON FR.|6-1/185|M LITTLETON, COLO. (ROCK CANYON) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Louis Goldin … two-time all-state selection … three-time all-conference honoree … advanced to state playoffs all four years … also lettered in football three years … allconference selection … member of National Honor Society … graduated with high honors. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 16 … son of Jordan and Holli Jackson … has two siblings, Madison (17) and Colton (15) … plans to major in management … hobbies include snowboarding, dirt biking, watching football, camping and chillin’.

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#39 JACOB KAZAR FR.|6-2/187|D WHEATON, ILL. (WHEATON WARRENVILLE SOUTH) High School: Lettered in lacrosse for coach Mike Blouin … team captain … academic All-American … all-state, all-conference and all-area honoree … member of National Honor Society … named to High Honor Roll. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 36 … son of Tom and Denise Kazar … has one brother, Joseph (15) … cousins Caitlin Brownell and Cathi Reese both played field hockey at St. Louis University … plans to become an air liaison officer or pilot … hobbies include longboarding, swimming, beach volleyball, water skiing and snow skiing.

#35 ALEX KOBER FR.|5-10/165|A PITTSFORD, N.Y. (PITTSFORD) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Andrew Whipple … won Section V championship in 2011 … four-year starter … Western Empire Player … adidas All-American … also lettered two years in football … recipient of AP Scholar Award … named to honor roll. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 37 … son of Karl and Carol Kober … has one brother, Ethan (13) … plans to major in economics.

#17 WARREN KUHN FR.|6-5/193|M DOYLESTOWN, PA. (CENTRAL BUCKS EAST) High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Bruce Garcia … first-team all-league and all-area … adidas All-American … team captain … advanced to state quarterfinals in senior season … conference champion … also lettered one year in basketball. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 8 … son of Martin and Leslie Kuhn … has two siblings, Jane (21) and Geoff (16) … father attended West Point … cousin Eric Hayes played basketball at the University of Maryland … hobbies include sports, music and hanging out with friends and family.

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#1 KYLE O’BRIEN FR.|5-9/160|D DENVER, COLO. (J.K. MULLEN) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Mitch Brin … team captain … team MVP and defensive MVP … first-team all-conference honoree … two-time second-team all-conference selection … second-team allstate selection … three-time academic all-state honoree. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 12 … son of Harry and Sandy O’Brien … has two siblings, Sarah (16) and Collin (12).

#41 NICK PHILLIPS FR.|5-10/165|A WESTMINSTER, MD. (MCDONOUGH) High School: Lettered two years in lacrosse for coach Andy Hilgardner … played in MIAA semifinals … also lettered three years in wrestling and two years in football … placed eighth at state wrestling tournament. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 4 … attended the Academy Prep School … son of Hugh Phillips and Cheryl Krug … has two siblings, Kayleigh (15) and Justin (11) … hobbies include playing Xbox and fishing.

#30 RICHIE SAPP FR.|6-0/185|A COPPELL, TEXAS (JESUIT COLLEGE PREP) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Chris Surran … state championship offensive MVP in 2011 … all-area selection on attack by Dallas Morning News … team’s leading scorer in junior and senior seasons … twotime all-district selection … team offensive MVP as a senior … member of National Honor Society … graduated magna cum laude. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 35 … son of Brian and Hope Sapp … has two siblings, Ryan (17) and Elizabeth (14) … plans to major in management and enter the acquisitions career field … hobbies include hanging out with friends and fishing.

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#48 TOMMY SPIOTTA FR.|5-11/190|D EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (EAST BRUNSWICK) High School: First-team all-state and all-county selection in lacrosse as a senior … three-time second-team all-state selection … first-team all-county in junior season and second-team selection as a sophomore … also lettered in track and football. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 17 … son of Tom and Lorraine Spiotta … has one brother, Michael, who is a team manager for the Falcons’ lacrosse team … plans to major in management … would like to become a C-5 pilot following graduation … hobbies include snowboarding.

#14 TIM VOSS FR.|6-1/205|D REHOBOTH BEACH, DEL. (CAPE HENLOPEN) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Mark D’Ambrogi … All-American … first-team all-state and all-conference honoree … state champion in 2008 … also lettered two years in wrestling and one year in football … member of National Honor Society … vice president of student government. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 20 … attended the Academy Prep School … son of Lori Voss … has four siblings, Mike (23), Kara (21), Gina (17) and Lindsey (16) … plans to major in management … hobbies include going to the beach, hanging with friends and having a good time.

#44 A.J. WHITE FR.|6-0/195|D SPRINGFIELD, VA. (WEST SPRINGFIELD) High School: Lettered four years in lacrosse for coach Scott Settar … three-time all-district and all-region honoree … played in the Under Armour Underclassmen All-America games … also lettered four years in football … alldistrict selection … AP Scholar. Personal: Member of cadet squadron 12 … son of John and Susan White … has two siblings, Aaron (11) and Alexis (9) … would like to become a fighter pilot.

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AIR FORCE LACROSSE


2011 SEASON REVIEW The Air Force lacrosse team made an impressive turnaround in 2011, posting a 6-7 overall record on the season after winning just one game a year before. In addition, the Falcons tied for third in the seven-team ECAC Lacrosse League, notching a 3-3 conference ledger, including a win over 17th-ranked Loyola. The Falcons won five of their last seven games to reach six victories for just the third time in the last 14 years, and the second time in the last three years. Senior Vinny Sandtorv and junior Dayton Gilbreath were named second-team All-ECAC selections, while midfielder Erik Smith, recognized as one of the top freshmen in the nation by Inside Lacrosse, led a talented and deep freshman class. Air Force’s young team, which featured 25 newcomers on its 47-man roster, opened its 2011 season on Feb. 20 with a neutral site contest versus Siena. Playing at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y., the Falcons dropped an 11-6 decision to the Saints. Trailing by three goals at the half, Air Force made a third-period run, tallying four straight scores to tie the game at 5-5. However, the Saints outscored the Falcons, 6-1, down the stretch to earn the five-goal victory. Sandtorv scored a pair of man-up goals to lead the Falcons, while freshmen Kyle Cassady, Mike Crampton and Smith each tallied their first career scores during the Falcons’ third-period run. Air Force, which played all of its games at Falcon Stadium in 2011, opened its home slate against Vermont on Feb. 25. On a cold, foggy Friday evening at the Academy, the Falcons managed to take a 3-1 first period lead, but suffered a 40-minute scoreless drought, which proved to be their downfall. Air Force trailed 8-3 early in the final stanza before a score by Crampton with just over 10 minutes to play ignited an Air Force rally. The Falcons were able to cut their margin to 8-6, but could not find the back of the net again, while the Catamounts tacked on a final goal with just 22 seconds remaining to take the 9-6 victory. Smith and junior Adam Paranka were the leading scorers for the Falcons, each scoring two goals and an assist. Next for the Falcons was a trip up I-25 for Denver’s annual Pioneer Face-Off Classic, held March 5-6. In its first game of the weekend, Air Force received six goals from freshman Tommy McKee to defeat Manhattan, 16-10. Leading 7-5 at the half, the Falcons closed out the third quarter with a 6-0 run to take a 13-6 advantage into the final stanza. While the Jaspers outscored Air Force, 4-3, in the final period, it was not enough to overcome their early deficit, as the Falcons earned their first win of the season. McKee, who had not scored a point in either of the Falcons’ first two games, scored his six goals on just seven shots. Also against the Jaspers, Smith finished with five points (1g, 4a), while winning 13-of-17 face-offs and scooping up a team-best nine ground balls. Crampton added four points (3g, 1a), while senior Zack Carroll (3g) and Sandtorv (2g, 1a) finished with three points each. Air Force’s victory over Manhattan was significant as the Falcons’ snapped a 12-game losing streak, dating back almost a year. Prior to the win over the Jaspers, Air Force’s previous win was on March 13, when the Falcons defeated Army, 8-7, in overtime at the Academy. In its second game of the weekend, Air Force took on Jacksonville for the first-ever meeting between the two teams. Sandtorv scored a then-season-high four points to lead the Falcons, but Air Force never led in a 10-7 loss. Sandtorv finished the game with three goals and an assist, while Carroll added two assists to his thirdperiod goal. Meanwhile, senior goalkeeper Brian Wilson had a solid performance between the pipes against the Dolphins, registering a career-best 15 saves. At the conclusion of the weekend, the Pioneer Face-Off Classic all-tournament team was announced. McKee earned a spot on the all-tourney team after scoring six goals in Air Force’s 16-10 win over Manhattan while Smith was also honored, with two goals, four assists, 14 groundballs and a .633 face-off win percentage for the weekend. Following his performance at the Pioneer Face-Off Classic, Smith was named the ECAC Co-Rookie of the Week. It marked the first-ever weekly ECAC honor for an Air Force player. The Falcons were back on the road for their next contest, as they opened their 2011 ECAC slate against Fairfield on March 11. In another close contest, Air Force was hurt by a long scoring drought, as it dropped a 6-4 decision to Fairfield. After leading 2-1 at the half, the Falcons took a 4-2 lead with 7:27 remaining in the third period. However, the Stags cut into the margin with a goal less than two minutes later. In the final stanza, Fairfield scored three goals while keeping Air Force off the board to earn the two-goal victory. Sandtorv tallied a pair of goals for the Falcons, while Crampton and freshman Jacob Podolnick notched the other two Air Force scores. Air Force had a quick turnaround before its next game, visiting fourth-ranked Hofstra on March 13. Unfortunately, the Falcons could not get past the undefeated Pride, dropping an 11-6 decision. Carroll (2g), Sandtorv (1g, 1a) and Paranka (1g, 1a) each scored two points to lead the Falcons against Hofstra. Following four straight games away from home, Air Force returned to Falcon Stadium on March 19 to take on 17th-ranked Loyola in an ECAC contest. Air Force got out to a strong start against the Greyhounds, taking a 3-0 advantage in the first quarter with goals from Paranka, Sandtorv and Crampton before Loyola was able to

get on the board with just under two minutes remaining in the period. The Falcons extended their lead in the second period, scoring three more unanswered goals, including two more from Sandtorv. However, Loyola found the back of the net with just 19 seconds remaining in the half to cut the margin to 6-2 at the break. A score by the Greyhounds’ Matt Langan early in the third period brought Loyola back within three goals, but Crampton tallied the next two goals to give Air Force an 8-3 advantage with 8:43 left in the third quarter. While another third-period goal by Loyola brought the score to 8-4, strong defense by the Falcons kept the margin at four goals for most of the final stanza. Air Force was able to kill a two-minute penalty in the period, despite being down two men for a minute. However, the big play of the quarter came from Loyola goalkeeper Jake Hagelin, who tallied a man-down goal with 4:44 remaining. Loyola was able to score once more in the period, tallying a goal with 2:31 remaining, but the Falcons were able to prevent the Greyhounds from getting any closer than two goals, holding on for their second win of the season. Despite outshooting the Falcons 32-23 for the game, including 12-3 in the final period, the Greyhounds had a difficult time finding the back of the net. Wilson notched 10 saves in the contest for Air Force, while Dayton Gilbreath held Loyola’s Mike Sawyer, the leading goal scorer in the ECAC, without a goal. Crampton led the Falcons with three goals and an assist, while Sandtorv added three goals and Paranka registered a goal and an assist. Also scoring for Air Force was McKee with a goal, while Curran and senior long-stick midfielder Bryan Gilbreath each added an assist. The Falcons’ win over Loyola marked their first ECAC victory since joining the league in 2010. It was also Air Force’s first-ever win against Loyola and its first win over a ranked team since defeating ninth-ranked Notre Dame in 2006. For his performance against Loyola, Crampton was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week, as well as the Air Force Co-Athlete of the Week. Crampton’s four points against the Greyhounds helped lead Air Force to an 8-6 upset victory. He scored the Falcons’ only two goals of the second half, including what proved to be the gamewinner with just under five minutes remaining in the third period. Following its historic win against Loyola, Air Force was back on the road once more, facing its third-straight ranked opponent on March 26. This time, it was a trip to in-state conference rival Denver, which was rated 15th in the nation at the time. Despite a slow start, the Pioneers took a 4-0 advantage in the first five minutes of the second period and still led 4-1 at intermission, with Smith scoring the Falcons’ only goal of the opening half. After the break, Denver registered five straight goals in the first seven minutes of action to pull away from the Falcons. Cassady had a teambest two goals, while Carroll and Smith both notched two points, finishing with a goal and an assist. After the Falcons’ setback at Denver, the team was back on the road on April 2 for a non-conference match-up at first-year program Mercer. Nine different Air Force players found the back of the net, as the Falcons turned in a dominant performance to get back in the win column, earning a 14-5 victory for their first road win of the year. McKee notched a game-high three goals to lead the Falcons, while Smith and Crampton each added two goals and an assist. Sophomore Pat Harrison registered his first career points, notching a game-high two assists. Following the Mercer game, Smith was named the ECAC Lacrosse League Rookie of the Week. In addition to sharing the team lead with three points against the Bears, Smith also aided the Falcons’ dominance at the face-off X, winning 10-of12 face-offs in the game. He recorded a season-high 10 ground balls, marking the highest single-game total for an Air Force player since Reilly Smith also notched 10

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2011 SEASON REVIEW against Quinnipiac in 2008. The Falcons closed out their road slate on April 9 with a trip to Louisville, Ky., to face conference foe Bellarmine. Led by a career-high six points from Sandtorv, Air Force earned a 12-7 victory to pick up its second ECAC win of the year. Sandtorv scored a career-best-tying five goals, including four in the first half, and added an assist. Smith tallied four points with two goals and two assists, while also winning 12-of-15 face-offs for the Falcons. Paranka added three points on one goal and two assists, while Cassady finished with a pair of goals. Air Force returned home for its final three games of the regular season, first hosting Ohio State on April 17. Despite their momentum coming into the game, the Falcons struggled offensively against the Buckeyes and were shut out in the opening half. While Ohio State scored just one goal in the opening period, the Buckeyes scored four unanswered goals in the second stanza to take a 5-0 lead at the intermission. Ohio State’s advantage grew to 6-0 before Air Force finally broke its scoring drought when Smith assisted Harrision on a man-up goal at the 6:07 mark in the third period. Air Force outshot Ohio State, 38-25, for the game, but had just 11 shots on goal, compared to 15 for the Buckeyes. Ohio State also held an advantage on faceoffs, winning 11-of-16 for the contest. In addition, the Falcons, who did not commit any penalties, finished 2-of-4 on their man-up opportunities. In its next game on April 23, Air Force took on Presbyterian in a non-conference match-up. Fortunately, the Falcons’ offensive struggles did not continue against the Blue Hose, as Air Force registered its highest scoring output since 1997 in an 18-9 victory. The Falcons had 10 different players find the back of the net against Presbyterian, led by Carroll and Sandtorv with three goals each. Smith added two goals and a game-high three assists for a team-best five points, while Cassady and freshman Scott Hewitson also tallied two goals each and Paranka scored two assists. Air Force’s 18 goals against Presbyterian were the most scored by the Falcons in a single game since an 18-9 win over Dartmouth in 1997. It also marked just the fourth time in the past 14 years (and second in 2011) that the Falcons scored 15 or more goals in a game. The Falcons entered their final game of the season with a chance at securing the final spot in the inaugural ECAC Championship. Denver, Loyola and Fairfield had already locked up the top three seeds in the four-team tournament, while Ohio State and Air Force entered the final weekend tied at 2-3 in the conference standings. The Falcons would need a win over Hobart on April 30, along with an Ohio State loss to Bellarmine. Hobart scored the first goal of the game, but goals from Crampton and Sandtorv put the Falcons up by one at the end of the first period. Air Force added to its lead in the second quarter, taking a 7-3 advantage at the half. While the Statesmen were able to get back within two goals in the third period, the Falcons were able to hold off a Hobart comeback, pushing the margin back to three with another goal from Sandtorv, assisted by Carroll at the 10:52 mark in the final stanza. It proved to be the last score of the game, as both goalkeepers made several outstanding stops in the fourth quarter. Sandtorv (3g) and Cassady (1g, 2a) each registered three points to lead the Falcons. Also contributing to the Falcons’ victory was the defense of Dayton Gilbreath, who shut down Hobart’s leading scorer, Sam Miller. Gilbreath’s defensive pressure altered Miller’s shot selection, as he did not record a shot on goal, despite attempting a game-high nine shots. Gilbreath also helped the rest of the Air Force defense hold the Statesmen to just six goals, tying for the second-fewest scoring output by an Air Force opponent in 2011. As a result, Gilbreath was named the Air Force Athlete of the Week following the game versus Hobart. While Air Force did its part to secure the ECAC Championship berth, Ohio State claimed the fourth spot with its win over Bellarmine, putting an end to the Falcons’ season. Even though Air Force did not make it to the league tournament, the team finished the season tied for third (with Fairfield and Ohio State) in the ECAC standings, a marked improvement over their 2010 finish. At the conclusion of the regular season, the ECAC all-conference teams were announced. Earning all-conference recognition for the Falcons were Sandtorv and Dayton Gilbreath, both of whom were named second-team selections. Sandtorv earned second-team All-ECAC honors as a midfielder for the second-straight season after starting all 13 games for the Falcons playing at attack and midfield. He finished the season with a team- and career-best 33 points, including a team- and career-high 27 goals. Sandtorv also posted career-high numbers in assists (six), ground balls (24) and man-up goals (seven), leading the Falcons in the latter category. Meanwhile, Gilbreath earned all-conference honors for the third year, after earning All-GWLL honors as a freshman and All-ECAC accolades in his sophomore year. A starter in every game for the Falcons at close defense, Gilbreath was primarily responsible for shutting down his opponents’ top scorer. In 2011, he registered a career-best 30 ground balls, while also finishing second on the team in caused

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turnovers with 14. Several awards were announced at the Falcons’ end-of-year banquet. Earning the team’s top award as most valuable player was Sandtorv, who was also named the Falcons’ offensive MVP, while Dayton Gilbreath garnered defensive MVP honors for the second-straight season. With as many as five freshmen in the starting lineup for Air Force this season, the Rookie of the Year award was one of the toughest to decide, but the honor went to Smith, who also earned the Ground Ball Award and Face-Off Award. Smith, ranked as the 10th-best freshman in Division I by Inside Lacrosse, started all 13 games at midfield for the Falcons. Contributing in all areas of the game, Smith was Air Force’s top face-off midfielder, winning a team-best 52.5 percent of his draws (83-of-158), while also leading the team with 64 ground balls. In addition, Smith was a potent weapon on offense, finishing second on the team in points scored with 29, including a team-best 16 assists. Smith was later named a second-team selection on Inside Lacrosse’s All-Freshman Team for the 2011season. Senior defenseman Benson Oldmixon, was the recipient of this year’s Most Improved Award. Starting in 10 games, Oldmixon helped anchor the Falcons’ defense which allowed just 8.6 goals per contest, the team’s best defensive average since 2006. Earning the Falcons’ Unsung Hero Award, granted to the player who contributes most to the team’s success without getting the recognition, was senior captain Tristan Newkirk. After spending his first three seasons as a midfielder, Newkirk made the switch to defense this year in an effort to improve the team. In his first year with a long pole, Newkirk had a strong season, finishing the year with 14 ground balls and ranked third on the team with 12 caused turnovers. Meanwhile, senior Woody Johnson was honored with the Pace Weber Award, which is presented yearly as a tribute to C1C Pace Weber, who perished along with his instructor in a T-3 flight training accident here at the Academy. Voted on by members of the team, the recipient is an individual who most exemplifies the characteristics by which Pace Weber lived his life. TEAM CAPTAINS: Zack Carroll, Tristan Newkirk, Vinny Sandtorv MVP: Vinny Sandtorv MVP OFFENSE: Vinny Sandtorv MVP DEFENSE: Dayton Gilbreath ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Erik Smith MOST IMPROVED: Benson Oldmixon GROUND BALL AWARD: Erik Smith FACE-OFF AWARD: Erik Smith UNSUNG HERO AWARD: Tristan Newkirk PACE WEBER AWARD: Woody Johnson ALL-PIONEER FACE-OFF CLASSIC TEAM: Tommy McKee, Erik Smith INSIDE LACROSSE ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM: (second team) Erik Smith ECAC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK: Erik Smith (March 7/April 4); Mike Crampton (March 21) AIR FORCE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Mike Crampton (March 21); Dayton Gilbreath (May 2) ALL-ECAC: (second team) Dayton Gilbreath, Vinny Sandtorv ALL-ECAC ACADEMIC TEAM: Pat Harrison, Tristan Newkirk MWC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE: Michael Curran, Dan Schonfeld

GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS 2/20 2/25 3/5 3/6 3/11 3/13 3/19 3/26 4/2 4/9 4/17 4/23 4/30

vs. Siena Vermont vs. Manhattan vs. Jacksonville at Fairfield* at #4 Hofstra #17 Loyola* at #15 Denver* at Mercer at Bellarmine* Ohio State* Presbyterian Hobart*

L L W L L L W L W W L W W

OVERALL RECORD: 6-7 (3-3 ECAC)

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6-11 6-9 16-10 7-10 4-6 6-11 8-6 7-14 14-5 12-7 4-8 18-9 9-6


2011 SEASON STATISTICS Name Vinny Sandtorv Erik Smith Mike Crampton Zack Carroll Kyle Cassady Tommy McKee Adam Paranka Jacob Podolnick Scott Hewitson Pat Harrison Michael Curran Bryan Gilbreath Dayton Gilbreath Matt Puleo Franklin Martin John DeBonis Matthew Selby Alex Kauth Tristan Newkirk Taylor Hanley Dylan Leary Marcus Walker Benson Oldmixon Matt Beath Billy Lawson Tom Harris Woody Johnson Conor Hogan Dan Schonfeld Joe Boyle Brian Wilson Matt Scott Kevin Dolan John Krzyminski Pat Shannon Michael Duenes Andrew Costa Zach Tulley Tucker Hawley Kyle Nazarek Austin Fox Total............... Opponents...........

GP-GS 13-13 13-13 13-13 13-11 13-12 13-5 13-10 11-0 10-0 8-0 8-0 8-1 13-13 13-13 6-0 13-0 2-0 8-0 13-2 13-0 12-0 4-0 13-10 4-0 1-0 10-1 6-0 1-0 6-0 1-0 13-13 4-0 3-0 1-0 1-0 4-0 5-0 3-0 1-0 8-0 5-0 13 13

G 27 13 16 12 10 13 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 117 112

## 3 39 48

Name Austin Fox Brian Wilson Woody Johnson Total............... Opponents...........

GP-GS 5-0 13-13 6-0 13 13

GOAL AVERAGE Minutes GA GAAvg 42:10 5 7.11 690:25 99 8.60 47:25 8 10.12 780:00 112 8.62 780:00 117 9.00

GOALS BY PERIOD Air Force Opponents

1st 28 19

SHOTS ON GOAL BY PRD 4th Air Force 58 Opponents 47

A 6 16 8 8 6 2 6 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 59 68

Pts 33 29 24 20 16 15 12 5 4 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 176 180

SHOTS Sh Shot% 103 .262 63 .206 63 .254 68 .176 40 .250 25 .520 48 .125 13 .385 5 .800 6 .333 7 .143 9 .111 5 .200 3 .333 3 .333 2 .500 2 .500 1 1.000 2 .000 1 .000 4 .000 2 .000 2 .000 1 .000 1 .000 1 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 0 .000 480 .244 393 .285

## 50 25 12 1 4 10 22 26 19 51 23 5 20 42 9 37 29 45 44 6 7 24 17 41 35 11 48 47 43 40 39 36 34 31 30 21 18 16 13 8 3

2nd 3rd 4th 30 32 27 31 31 31

Total 117 112

1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total 71 61 65 57 55 60

255 219

CLEARS: Air Force -- 216-255 .847, Opponents -- 216-266 .812.

SOG 55 29 36 38 22 17 20 7 5 3 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 255 219

SOG% .534 .460 .571 .559 .550 .680 .417 .538 1.000 .500 .571 .333 .600 .333 .333 .500 .500 1.000 .000 1.000 .250 .500 1.000 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .531 .557

GOALS GW UP DN 1 7 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 18 0 7 15 2

SAVES Saves Pct 4 .444 96 .492 7 .467 107 .489 138 .541

RECORD W L 0 0 6 7 0 0 6 7 7 6

GB 24 64 30 35 30 20 14 0 1 4 3 9 30 43 1 22 0 2 14 13 5 0 14 2 0 6 3 0 3 1 21 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 2 429 381

CT 0 3 6 2 5 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 14 15 0 7 0 0 12 3 0 0 8 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 94 104

Faceoff 0-0 83-158 0-1 46-91 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-13 0-0 0-0 3-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 138-276 138-276

Pct Pen-Min .000 0-0.0 .525 5-3.0 .000 3-3.5 .505 3-2.5 .000 0-0.0 .000 1-1.0 .000 3-2.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 1-0.5 .000 2-1.5 .000 2-2.0 .000 6-6.0 .308 5-3.0 .000 2-1.5 .000 0-0.0 .375 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 6-4.5 .000 6-7.0 1.000 1-0.5 .000 0-0.0 .000 3-3.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .333 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 1-0.5 .000 0-0.0 .000 1-1.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .000 0-0.0 .500 51-43.0 .500 62-51.0

Shots Faced 22 347 24 393 481

T 0 0 0 0 0

SHOTS BY PERIOD 1st Air Force 105 Opponents 92

T/O 22 31 18 16 12 13 24 5 4 4 11 4 11 7 1 5 1 0 4 5 5 1 7 1 0 3 2 1 2 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 241 258

2nd 3rd 4th 125 122 128 94 102 105

Total

SAVES BY PERIOD

Air Force Opponents

28 30

26 41

24 29

29 38

Total 480 393 1st

2nd

3rd

107 138

MAN-UP OPPS: Air Force -- 18-59 .305, Opponents -- 15-46 .326.

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ECAC LACROSSE LEAGUE

ABOUT THE ECAC The ECAC is the nation's largest athletic and the only multi-divisional conference with approximately 300 Divisions I, II, and III colleges and universities from Maine to North Carolina and westerly to Illinois. Established in 1938, the ECAC, a non-profit service organization, sponsors nearly 100 championships in 37 men's and women's sports, assigns more than 4,400 officials in 12 sports, administers nine affiliate sports organizations and six playing leagues and recognizes more than 2,000 student-athletes through the public relations arm of the conference. The ECAC serves as the primary conference for select members in the sports of men's and women's ice hockey, and men's lacrosse.

ABOUT THE ECAC LACROSSE LEAGUE One of the top-ranked conferences in Division I men’s lacrosse, the ECAC Lacrosse League, began competition in 2000 and enjoyed immediate success. In the league’s 12-year history, members have earned 22 NCAA tournament berths. A league team has advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals in eight of last 12 years. In 2011, Denver advanced to the national semifinals, the first time that an ECAC school had advanced past the first round since 2007. In 2006, Massaschusetts played in the national championship game. In 2003, the ECAC had all four of its teams qualify for the NCAA tournament, comprising a quarter of the 16-team field. The champion of the ECAC Lacrosse League earns an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The league champion is determined through a playoff tournament which includes the top four teams of the round-robin regular season schedule. The ECAC Lacrosse League was established in 1999 with charter members Georgetown, Massachusetts, Navy, Penn State, Rutgers, Stony Brook and UMBC. Stony Brook left the league after the 2001 season, while the 2003 season was the final year in the ECAC for Navy and UMBC. In 2005, Hobart, Loyola and St. John’s joined the ECAC, while Fairfield joined the league in 2006. The league saw a completely new alignment in 2010, with the departure of Georgetown, Massachusetts, Penn State, Rutgers and St. John’s, and the addition of Air Force, Bellarmine, Denver, Ohio State and Quinnipiac. With the departure of Quinnipiac after one season, the ECAC Lacrosse League currently features seven teams. Michigan is currently an affiliate member of the ECAC and will become a full member in 2013.

2011 ECAC STANDINGS Team Denver # Loyola Fairfield Ohio State Air Force Hobart Bellarmine

Conf. W L Pct. 6 0 1.000 4 2 .667 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 3 3 .500 2 4 .333 0 6 .000

Overall W L Pct. 15 3 .833 8 5 .615 8 8 .500 8 8 .500 6 7 .462 5 9 .556 4 11 .267

# Won ECAC title and automatic berth into NCAA Championship

2011 ECAC AWARDS FIRST TEAM ALL-ECAC Mark Matthews, Denver, Jr., A Logan Schuss, Ohio State, So., A Mike Sawyer, Loyola, So., A Brent Adams, Fairfield, Jr., M Chase Carraro, Denver, So., M Cameron Flint, Denver, So., M Steve Dircks, Loyola, Sr., D Matt Kawamoto, Ohio State, Jr., D Jeff Brown, Denver, Sr., D Charlie Cipriano, Fairfield, Jr., GK Bobby Dattilo, Hobart, Jr., Sp. (F/O)

SECOND TEAM ALL-ECAC Alex Demopoulos, Denver, So., A Sam Miller, Hobart, Jr., A Todd Baxter, Denver, Sr., A Vinny Sandtorv, Air Force, Jr., M Sam Snow, Fairfield, So., M Dominique Alexander, Ohio State, So., M Drew Palmer, Fairfield, Jr., D Dayton Gilbreath, Air Force, Jr., D Joe Bonanni, Ohio State, Jr., D Jamie Faus, Denver, Fr., GK John Schiavone, Loyola, Sr., Sp. (F/O)

ECAC Offensive Player of the Year: Mark Matthews, Denver, Jr. ECAC Defensive Player of the Year: Matt Kawamoto, Ohio State, Jr. ECAC Goalkeeper of the Year: Charlie Cipriano, Fairfield, Jr. ECAC Rookie of the Year: Jamie Faus, Denver ECAC Coach of the Year: Bill Tierney, Denver

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ALL-TIME SERIES RECORDS Opponent

Series

First Mtg

Last Mtg

Adelphi 1-2 Albany 1-0 Alfred 0-1 Amherst 2-0 Arizona 2-0 Army 1-16 Bellarmine 4-2 Bowdoin 1-0 Bowling Green 1-0 Brown 0-3 Bucknell 0-7 Butler 4-9 California 4-1 UC Davis 1-0 UCLA 2-0 UC Santa Barbara 1-0 Canisius 1-0 Claremont 1-0 Colby 0-1 Colgate 1-2 Colorado 37-0 Colorado College 48-5 Colorado Mines 21-0 Colorado State 31-1 Connecticut 0-1 Cornell 0-1 C.W. Post 0-4 Dartmouth 2-1 Delaware 0-3 Denison 2-1 Denver 52-18 Detroit 1-0 Drew 3-0 Drexel 5-0 Duke 2-4 Fairfield 2-5 Gannon 0-1 Georgetown 1-2 Hobart 1-2 Hofstra 0-8 Jacksonville 0-1 Kenyon 1-0 Lafayette 1-0 Lehigh 1-6 Loyola (Md.) 1-4 Manhattan 2-4 Maryland 0-6 UMBC 1-9 Massachusetts 0-1 Mercer 1-0 Michigan Michigan State 1-7 Morgan State 1-0 Mount St. Mary’s 2-1 Navy 1-5 New Hampshire 0-1 North Carolina 0-9 Northern Colorado 2-0 Notre Dame 2-20 Ohio State 10-17 Penn 0-3 Penn State 0-2 Plymouth State 1-0 Presbyterian 3-0 Princeton 0-1

1971 1999 1993 1982 1967 1974 2006 1991 1979 2000 1991 1994 1972 1984 1969 1984 1997 1969 1985 1983 1967 1967 1978 1967 1979 1968 1977 1982 1979 1972 1967 2009 1986 1974 1968 2011 1999 1985 1989 1970 2011 1977 2005 1984 1983 2000 1970 1967 1986 2011

1988 1999 1993 1987 1973 2010 2011 1991 1979 2008 2009 2006 1984 1984 1970 1984 1997 1969 1985 1997 1996 1998 1992 1992 1979 1968 1983 2006 2004 1979 2011 2009 1993 1996 2007 2011 1999 1995 2011 2001 2011 1977 2005 2010 2012 2011 2009 2007 1986 2011

1989 1976 1992 1979 1993 1968 1981 1988 1967 2005 2000 1986 2008 1979

Last AFA Win

1971 (7-4) 1999 (10-8) None 1987 (12-11) 1973 (20-4) 2010 (8-7) 2011 (12-7) 1991 (12-11) 1979 (10-5) None None 2005 (11-8) 1981 (16-7) 1984 (23-5) 1970 (21-1) 1984 (19-12) 1997 (14-11) 1969 (22-1) None 1997 (13-12) 1996 (23-3) 1998 (14-13) 1992 (forfeit) 1992 (20-13) None None None 2006 (13-8) None 1979 (9-8) 2009 (10-7) 2009 (13-6) 1993 (15-8) 1996 (9-5) 1975 (10-7) 2004 (12-6) None 1985 (10-6) 2011 (9-6) None None 1977 (7-6) 2005 (11-6) 1984 (11-8) 2011 (8-6) 2011 (16-10) None 1971 (11-3) None 2011 (14-5) First Meeting 1996 1995 (9-8) 1976 1976 (12-8) 2003 2002 (11-6) 2003 2003 (8-6) 1993 None 2006 None 1982 1982 (18-5) 2009 2006 (9-8) 2010 2009 (9-6) 2010 None 2002 None 1986 1986 (18-3) 2011 20011 (18-9) 1979 None

Largest Win Margin

Opponent

Series

7-4 (1971) 10-8 (1999) None 8-6 (1982) 20-4 (1973) None by 5 (3 times) 12-11 (1991) 10-5 (1979) None None 13-6 (2004) 24-1 (1973) 23-5 (1984) 21-1 (1970) 19-12 (1984) 14-11 (1997) 22-1 (1969) None 13-12 (1997) 26-3 (1978) 34-3 (1979) 29-3 (1986) by 26 (twice) None None None 18-9 (1997) None 13-7 (1974) by 25 (3 times) 13-6 (2009) 12-1 (1986) 17-5 (1974) 15-2 (1968) 12-6 (2004) None 10-6 (1985) 9-6 (2011) None None 7-6 (1977) 11-6 (2005) 11-8 (1984) 8-6 (2011) 16-10 (2011) None 11-3 (1971) None 14-5 (2011)

Providence 2-1 Quinnipiac 3-3 Radford 1-1 Robert Morris 0-1 RPI 1-0 Rutgers 1-6 Sacred Heart 2-1 Salisbury State 0-1 San Diego State 2-0 Siena 5-2 Springfield 1-0 Stanford 5-1 St. John’s 2-1 St. Lawrence 1-4 St. Mary’s (Md.) 1-0 Stony Brook 5-6 Syracuse 0-2 Texas Tech 2-0 Towson 0-3 Trinity 1-0 U. of the South 1-0 Utah 1-0 Utah State 2-0 Vermont 2-1 Villanova 2-8 Virginia 1-0 VMI 10-0 Wagner 1-0 Wash. Coll. (Md.) 0-1 Washington & Lee None Western State 1-0 Whittier (Calif.) 3-0 William & Mary 0-1 Williams 3-1 Yale 0-3 Total

First Mtg

Last Mtg

Last AFA Win

Largest Win Margin

2001 2002 1995 2010 1977 1969 2004 1980 1985 1986 1993 1967 2005 1974 1985 1987 1986 1981 1980 1982 1974 1980 1977 1988 1988 2004 1992 2001 1985 0-1

2008 2010 2000 2010 1977 1997 2009 1980 1988 2011 1993 1972 2010 1986 1985 2004 2002 1990 2009 1982 1974 1980 1981 2011 2007 2004 2005 2001 1985 1980

2008 (8-7) 2009 (14-8) 1995 (14-7) None 1977 (14-2) 1995 (13-12) 2009 (15-5) None 1988 (15-6) 2007 (11-7) 1993 (13-11) 1972 (19-3) 2006 (10-5) 1986 (12-10) 1985 (22-7) 1998 (7-6) None 1990 (24-3) None 1982 (8-5) 1974 (29-3) 1980 (14-3) 1981 (15-2) 2004 (8-4) 1996 (14-6) 2004 (7-6) 2005 (9-3) 2001 (13-4) None 1980

by one (twice) 16-9 (2007) 14-7 (1995) None 14-2 (1977) 13-12 (1995) 15-5 (2009) None 15-6 (1988) 25-2 (1995) 13-11 (1993) 22-2 (1969) 10-5 (2006) 12-10 (1986) 22-7 (1985) 16-6 (1993) None 24-3 (1990) None 8-5 (1982) 29-3 (1974) 14-3 (1980) 15-2 (1981) 14-8 (1988) 14-6 (1996) 7-6 (2004) 13-2 (1997) 13-4 (2001) None None

1979 (14-0) 1990 (12-9) None 1986 (16-3) None

14-0 (1979) 18-9 (1985) None 16-3 (1986) None

1979 1979 1985 1990 1983 1983 1974 1986 1983 2008 329-247

Bold denotes 2012 opponents

9-8 (1995) 12-8 (1976) 11-6 (2002) 8-6 (2003) None None 22-5 (1981) 14-8 (1988) 19-8 (1993) None None 18-3 (1986) 18-9 (2011) None

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1967 Colorado State Denver Colorado Stanford Ohio State Arizona Colorado College UMBC Denver

7-2 W W W W L W W L W

1968 Duke Cornell North Carolina UMBC Colorado Colorado State Colorado College Colorado Stanford Denver

W W W W W L W W W L

8-2

1977

19-3 20-2 8-6 23-7 19-7 8-10 26-2 19-3 22-8 12-13

Colorado State W Williams W RPI W Kenyon W (OT) St. Lawrence L Denver W Colorado W Colorado College W Denver W C.W. Post L North Carolina L Utah State W Colorado College W Denver W

15-2 6-8 5-8 7-11 20-0 19-5 12-2 8-2 5-18 9-10

1973

7-3

California UMBC Arizona Colorado College Denver Colorado Denver Colorado Colorado State Hofstra

W L W W L W W W W L

24-1 9-10 20-4 17-4 11-12 22-5 16-15 22-3 27-1 4-16

22-1 18-4 14-4 22-4 12-5 15-2 5-6 14-5 22-2 6-17 14-6

1974

9-2

Drexel Univ. of the South Williams St. Lawrence Denison Colorado Army Denver Colorado College Colorado State Denver

W W W L W W L W W W W

17-5 29-3 13-9 7-12 13-7 15-5 5-6 26-5 14-7 1-0 19-9

10-2 W W W L W W W L W W W W

1971 Stanford W Denver W UMBC W Colorado College W Colorado State W Adelphi W Colorado State W Colorado W Colorado College W Denver W Maryland! L ! - NCAA Quarterfinals

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Stanford California Ohio State Denver Colorado College Denison Colorado College Colorado State Colorado Denver

9-2 W W W W W W L W W L W

1970 UCLA Colorado State Denver Maryland Colorado College Stanford Colorado Hofstra Colorado State Colorado Colorado College Denver

1972

5-5 W L L L W W W W L L

1969 Claremont College UCLA Denver Colorado State Colorado College Colorado Duke Colorado College Stanford Rutgers Denver

14-6 13-7 15-3 6-4 4-8 16-5 7-4 7-10 10-9

21-1 28-4 11-10 3-14 15-2 12-2 18-1 4-9 19-4 19-3 19-6 13-12

10-1 6-3 11-3 11-3 22-1 17-4 7-4 17-0 24-9 10-5 11-5 1-10

1975

7-2

Maryland Duke Colorado College Denver Colorado State Colorado UMBC Denver Colorado College

1976

L W W W W W L W W

6-13 10-7 14-8 26-5 24-3 22-5 9-14 29-4 11-6

11-3

1978 Colorado Mines North Carolina Duke Denver Colorado College Colorado State Colorado Mines Colorado Rutgers C.W. Post Colorado Denver Colorado College

5-3

at UMBC L 6-21 at Morgan State W 12-8 Colorado W 15-4 Denver W 29-4 at North Carolina L 5-21 at Colo. College W (OT) 18-17 at Denver W 14-10 Colorado College L 10-14

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1980 Colorado Colorado College Salisbury State Washington & Lee Towson State Delaware Colorado Mines Denver California Colorado Colorado Mines Colorado College Colorado State Utah Denver

11-4 W W L L L L W W W W W W W W W

13-3 10-4 8-21 6-20 5-17 4-23 15-3 10-6 16-2 12-4 7-2 10-9 22-4 14-3 8-2

9-4 W L L W W W W W L L W W W

1979 Colorado State Western State Colorado College Navy Princeton Bowling Green Denison Delaware Colorado Mines Colorado Denver Colorado Mines Colorado College Connecticut Army Denver

25-2 14-6 14-2 7-6 8-16 13-7 17-7 16-5 24-6 9-13 7-21 16-4 18-8 15-8

24-1 7-16 10-16 20-3 20-7 27-1 19-1 18-3 3-16 8-14 26-3 26-3 19-5

1981

11-2

Colorado W at Colorado College L at Denver W California W Colorado Mines W Denver W Texas Tech W Utah State W at Colorado State W at Northern Colorado W Colorado College W at Army L at Drexel W

19-2 11-13 16-9 16-7 16-6 12-5 14-6 15-2 22-3 22-5 16-10 5-19 11-9

11-5 W W W L L W W L W W W W W L L W

24-1 14-0 12-1 6-19 8-14 10-5 9-8 10-16 20-2 12-7 13-7 16-2 34-3 13-16 4-14 22-10

1982 Denver Colorado College Dartmouth Trinity Amherst St. Lawrence Colorado State C.W. Post Colorado Mines Colorado Northern Colorado Colorado College Denver

10-3 W W L W W L W L W W W W W

1983 Colgate William and Mary Loyola Rutgers Colorado State Colorado Mines Colorado College Colorado C.W. Post Yale Denver Colorado College

11-9 12-8 3-28 8-5 8-6 8-12 22-5 6-7 12-3 13-8 18-5 7-5 12-7

6-6 L L L L W W W W L L W W

9-11 1-13 3-13 2-26 14-5 17-3 16-6 15-8 5-12 10-13 18-2 13-9


YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1984 Colorado College UC Davis California UC Santa Barbara Denver Colorado Mines Colorado State Denver Denver Lehigh Drexel Colorado Colorado College

12-1 W W L W W W W W W W W W W

1985 Washington College San Diego State Colby Williams St. Lawrence Denver Colorado Colorado State Colorado Mines St. Mary’s Georgetown Colorado College Denver Whittier

10-4 L W L L L W W W W W W W W W

1986 Colorado College Colorado College Massachusetts Whittier Denver Colorado Mines Syracuse St. Lawrence Colorado Plymouth State Williams Siena Colorado State Colorado Mines Colorado Colorado State Drew

13-6 23-5 13-14 19-12 16-8 17-7 17-5 28-3 16-11 11-8 13-6 15-3 14-13

9-18 10-5 12-13 7-12 7-15 12-0 12-4 23-7 13-9 22-7 10-6 16-8 16-6 18-9

15-2 W W L W W W L W W W W W W W W W W

13-5 17-6 7-13 14-10 20-8 26-10 6-22 12-10 17-1 18-3 16-3 16-5 18-0 29-3 12-10 27-4 12-1

1987

12-4

Denver Army Hofstra Colorado College Colorado Mines Colorado State Colorado Colorado Mines Stony Brook Colorado State Amherst Colorado College UMBC Denver Colorado Adelphi

W L L W W W W W W W W W L W W L

1988

12-8 8-29 5-12 13-6 28-10 24-3 14-5 21-7 12-10 16-7 12-11 13-9 9-15 12-5 13-4 6-19

13-4

Colorado State Colorado College Denver UMBC Rutgers Colorado State Denver San Diego State Ohio State Vermont Notre Dame Colorado Adelphi Colorado College Villanova Colorado Mines Loyola (Md.)* * NCAA Playoffs

W W W L L W W W W W W W L W W W L

1989

19-4 14-8 26-9 8-9 3-9 20-8 16-10 15-6 11-10 14-8 14-8 17-3 4-15 15-14 6-5 24-7 8-19

10-3

Colorado State Drew Colorado College at Notre Dame at Michigan State vs. Ohio State at Hobart Denver Colorado Mines at Colorado State at Denver Colorado Colorado College

W W W L L W L W W W W W W

16-4 12-11 10-4 7-10 7-13 8-7 2-17 11-6 14-3 14-10 10-4 11-9 9-5

1990

9-7

at Colorado W 12-5 Colorado Mines W 15-7 at Colorado College L 8-11 Colgate L 8-27 vs. Notre Dame L 11-12 vs. Texas Tech W 24-3 Denver L (OT) 10-11 at Colorado Mines W 22-1 Whittier W 12-9 Michigan State L 3-19 Colorado State W 16-3 vs. Ohio State W 16-14 at Stony Brook L 11-15 at Denver W 11-10 Denver W 17-12 at Colo. College L (2OT) 8-9

1991

8-6

Denver L 9-10 Bowdoin W 12-11 at Notre Dame L 8-14 at Michigan State L 8-14 Colorado College W 19-7 Stony Brook L 9-11 at Colorado State L 11-13 vs. Ohio State W (2OT) 10-9 at Bucknell L 6-17 Colorado W 8-7 at Denver W 17-13 at Colorado Mines W 19-13 Colorado College W 20-8 Colorado W 24-11

1992

9-7

at Colorado College W 14-11 at Colorado W 20-10 at Mt. St. Mary’s W (OT) 14-13 vs. Ohio State L (OT) 8-9 vs. VMI W 9-4 at Georgetown L 5-15 Michigan State L 9-10 Denver W 25-10 Bucknell L (OT) 12-13 Notre Dame L 10-15 Colorado State W 29-7 at Stony Brook L 6-10 at Army L 6-11 Colorado State W 20-13 Colorado College W 19-6 Colorado Mines W 1-0* * win by forfeit

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1993

5-7 (1-2)

Colorado College Alfred Drew Springfield New Hampshire vs. Ohio State* at Bucknell at Lehigh Stony Brook at Notre Dame* at Michigan State* at Denver * - GWLL contest

1994

W L W W L W L L W L L L

8-4 7-11 15-8 13-11 9-13 19-8 6-16 11-15 16-6 9-12 11-14 11-12

5-8 (1-3)

at Navy L 3-19 at Rutgers L 8-20 at Colorado College L 10-12 Colorado W 21-6 at Drexel W 11-7 at Stony Brook W (OT) 6-5 at Hofstra L 5-13 at Lehigh L 6-11 Michigan State* L 5-6 Denver W 19-2 Notre Dame* L 8-20 at Ohio State* W 11-10 at Butler* L 9-11 * - GWLL contest

1995

9-3 (3-1)

Colorado College at Colorado Siena Rutgers at Villanova at Georgetown at VMI at Radford Ohio State* at Notre Dame* at Michigan State* Butler* * - GWLL contest

1996

W W W W L L W W W L W W

15-3 21-5 25-2 13-12 9-14 2-16 19-12 14-7 9-6 5-16 9-8 9-7

7-4 (0-4)

Denver at Colorado College Notre Dame* at Villanova at VMI at Stony Brook at Drexel Michigan State* Colorado at Butler* at Ohio State* * - GWLL contest

W W L W W W W L W L L

22-5 17-5 8-13 14-6 11-10 12-9 9-5 6-7 23-3 6-13 4-10

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS 1997

7-5 (1-2)

at Loyola vs. VMI Colorado College Dartmouth Colgate at Rutgers at Villanova Ohio State* Butler* at Notre Dame* vs. Canisius at Denver * - GWLL contest

1998

L W W W W L L W L L W W

7-16 13-2 24-3 18-9 13-12 5-14 7-9 14-13 10-11 4-9 14-11 12-4

4-7 (1-3)

at Army L 6-12 vs. VMI W 14-8 Notre Dame* L 6-12 Stony Brook W 7-6 at Navy L 7-10 at Bucknell L 8-9 at Colo. College W (2OT) 14-13 Villanova L 7-10 at Butler* L 6-10 at Ohio State* L 8-11 Denver* W 14-13 * - GWLL contest

1999

2-11 (0-4)

at Lehigh at Army at Notre Dame* North Carolina at Stony Brook at Hofstra at Navy vs. VMI Gannon at Albany Butler* Ohio State* at Denver* * - GWLL contest

2000

3-8 5-14 2-16 5-18 0-7 5-19 4-16 5-4 5-13 10-8 8-11 6-7 5-12

2-12 (0-4)

at Lehigh at Army Brown Penn State Notre Dame* at Hofstra at Navy vs. VMI Manhattan Radford at Butler* at Ohio State* at Villanova Denver* * - GWLL contest

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L L L L L L L W L W L L L

L L L L L L L W W L L L L L

2-14 4-16 5-12 8-15 6-10 4-21 2-17 5-4 12-8 4-14 6-12 6-17 4-18 4-12

2001

3-12 (0-5)

vs. Maryland L 3-16 vs. Lehigh L 10-13 vs. Manhattan L 7-10 vs. Wagner W 13-4 at Brown L 6-13 at Providence W (OT) 9-8 at Fairfield* L 7-10 at Army L 4-13 at Hofstra L 8-22 vs. VMI W 5-3 at Notre Dame* L 2-13 Villanova L 7-14 Ohio State* L 10-11 Butler* L 9-10 at Denver* L 6-11 * - GWLL contest

2002

4-8 (2-3)

Mount St. Mary’s at Penn State vs Syracuse vs Providence at Quinnipiac at VMI Notre Dame* Fairfield* at Butler* at Ohio State* at Villanova Denver* * - GWLL contest

2003

W L L L L W L W L L L W

4-8 (1-4)

at VMI W vs #11 Towson L vs Lafayette W Penn L at Fairfield* L at St. John’s W at #5 Army L at #11 Notre Dame* L (OT) at North Carolina L Butler* W Ohio State* L at #15 Denver* L (OT) * - GWLL contest

2006

12-8 6-15 11-6 3-6 9-10 13-11 8-12 13-14 5-14 11-8 7-11 9-10

7-9 (2-3)

at Villanova L vs #13 North Carolina L vs Manhattan L at UMBC L Sacred Heart W Siena W vs. #16 Dartmouth W St. John’s W at #20 Army L (OT) Quinnipiac* W Bellarmine W Bucknell L #9 Notre Dame* W at Butler* L at Ohio State* L #14 Denver* L * - GWLL contest

6-11 6-8 4-5 5-9 11-9 12-8 13-8 10-5 10-11 8-4 9-7 6-7 9-8 7-11 7-11 3-7

3-10 (1-4) 8-13 7-8 8-6 7-8 4-10 8-6 2-5 8-15 4-13 2-7 8-6 5-11 5-9

2007

4-8 (2-3)

2008

vs #7 Duke L vs Manhattan L Siena W at #18 Army L (2OT) at Mount St. Mary’s L at #12 Navy W at Stony Brook L at Fairfield* L at #20 Notre Dame* L #14 Ohio State* L Butler* W at #14 North Carolina L at Denver* L * - GWLL contest

2004

11-6 2-16 8-20 7-8 4-5 9-3 3-9 8-5 8-13 3-9 7-8 6-5

2005

vs #1 Virginia vs Vermont at Army (OT) #9 North Carolina at Delaware at Stony Brook #16 Notre Dame* Fairfield* #18 Denver* at #8 Ohio State* at Butler* at Sacred Heart (OT) * - GWLL contest

W W L L L L L W L L W L

7-6 8-4 10-11 9-10 6-7 3-7 2-12 12-6 6-7 2-9 13-6 10-11

2009

7-7 (4-1)

vs. #3 Maryland L vs. Presbyterian W vs. Towson L vs. Sacred Heart W at Army L at Quinnipiac* W vs. Bucknell L at Manhattan L at #4 Notre Dame* L at Bellarmine* W Ohio State* W Detroit W at Denver* W vs. Ohio State! L * - GWLL contest ! - GWLL Tournament

2010

4-15 12-8 9-11 15-5 9-14 14-8 2-9 8-9 4-10 12-7 9-6 13-6 10-7 5-10

1-13 (0-7)

St. John’s vs. Lehigh vs. Penn Army at #16 Loyola* at Siena at Denver at Robert Morris Quinnipiac* Bellarmine* #18 Fairfield* at Ohio State* at Hobart* #12 Denver* * - ECAC contest

L 7-10 L 13-14 L 7-8 W (OT) 8-7 L 3-18 L 2-5 L 6-9 L 7-13 L 6-8 L 10-11 L 3-4 L 6-10 L 6-17 L 7-15

2-10 (1-4)

Siena W vs. UMBC L vs. Villanova L vs. #18 Yale L at #11 Bucknell L at #8 Army L at Quinnipiac* W at #11 Notre Dame* L at Bellarmine* L Ohio State* L at Denver* L at #2 Duke L * - GWLL contest

11-7 7-13 8-9 9-12 3-8 3-7 16-9 4-16 10-16 6-10 9-11 6-19

3-9 (1-4)

Providence (OT) at Army vs. Penn vs. Brown at #6 Maryland Presbyterian at #18 Ohio State* Bellarmine* Quinnipiac (OT)* at Yale #7 Notre Dame* #18 Denver* * - GWLL contest

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

W L L L L W L W L L L L

8-7 4-12 10-13 7-13 4-16 12-4 5-16 13-8 10-11 2-10 5-13 1-14

2011 vs. Siena Vermont vs. Manhattan vs. Jacksonville at Fairfield* at #4 Hofstra #17 Loyola* at #15 Denver* at Mercer at Bellarmine* Ohio State* Presbyterian Hobart* * - ECAC contest

6-7 (3-3) L L W L L L W L W W L W W

6-11 6-9 16-10 7-10 4-6 6-11 8-6 7-14 14-5 12-7 4-8 18-9 9-6

Note: National rankings not available prior to 2003 season; home/away results not available for all seasons


YEARLY RECORDS SEASON RECORDS

COACHING RECORDS

Year

Name Capt. Bob Kelley Lt. Col. Jim Keating Capt. Bill Markham Capt. Dan Ulmer Capt. Charles Stevens Capt. Rich Long Capt. Scott Petosa

Record

Pct.

Head Coach

1967

7-2

.778

Capt. Bob Kelley

1968

5-5

.500

Maj. Jim Keating

1969

9-2

.818

Maj. Jim Keating

1970

10-2

.833

Maj. Jim Keating

1971

10-1

.909

Maj. Jim Keating

1972

8-2

.800

Maj. Jim Keating

1973

7-3

.700

Maj. Jim Keating

1974

9-2

.818

Lt. Col. Jim Keating

1975

7-2

.778

Capt. Bill Markham

1976

5-3

.625

Capt. Bill Markham

1977

11-3

.786

Capt. Bill Markham

1978

9-4

.692

Capt. Dan Ulmer

1979

11-5

.688

Capt. Dan Ulmer

1980

11-4

.733

Capt. Charles Stevens

1981

11-2

.846

Capt. Charles Stevens

1982

10-3

.769

Capt. Charles Stevens

1983

6-6

.500

Capt. Charles Stevens

1984

12-1

.923

Capt. Rich Long

1985

10-4

.714

Capt. Scott Petosa

1986

15-2

.882

Capt. Scott Petosa

1987

12-4

.750

Maj. Mike Hittle

1988

13-4

.765

Capt. Scott Petosa

1989

10-3

.769

Capt. Scott Petosa

1990

9-7

.563

Capt. Chris Cicere

1991

8-6

.571

Capt. Chris Cicere

1992

9-7

.563

Capt. Chris Cicere

1993

5-7

.417

Capt. Tom Duggan

1994

5-8

.385

Capt. Tom Duggan

1995

9-3

.750

Capt. Terry Leary

1996

7-4

.636

Capt. Terry Leary

1997

7-5

.583

Capt. Terry Leary

1998

4-7

.364

Fred Acee

1999

2-11

.154

Fred Acee

2000

2-12

.143

Fred Acee

2001

3-12

.200

Fred Acee

2002

4-8

.333

Fred Acee

2003

3-10

.231

Fred Acee

2004

4-8

.333

Fred Acee

2005

4-8

.333

Fred Acee

2006

7-9

.438

Fred Acee

Maj. Mike Hittle Capt. Chris Cicere Capt. Tom Duggan Capt. Terry Leary Fred Acee Eric Seremet TOTALS

1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988

1989 1990 1991

2007

2-10

.167

Fred Acee

2008

3-9

.250

Fred Acee

1993

2009

7-7

.500

Eric Seremet

2010

1-13

.071

Eric Seremet

2011

6-7

.462

Eric Seremet

329-247

(.571)

W-L 7-2 58-17 23-8 20-9 38-15 12-1 25-6 23-7 12-4 26-20 10-15 23-12 38-104 14-27 329-247

Pct. .778 .773 .742 .690 .717 .938 .806 .767 .750 .565 .400 .657 .268 .341 .571

TEAM CAPTAINS

1992

TOTAL

Yrs. 1967 1968-74 1975-77 1978-79 1980-83 1984 1985-86 1988-89 1987 1990-92 1993-94 1995-97 1998-08 2009-pres.

1994

Russ Murray Russ Voris Terry Brady Rob Judas Rick Taylor Ray Niemiec Harry Calcutt Dan Connelly Ed McIlhenny Kip Peterson Rich Long Tom Lane Mason Goodhand Kim Kelly Gordy Ross Bart Jackson Chet Nowak Dan Sullivan Chris Cicere Mike McGeeney Bruce Gibson Joe Vasta Joe Vasta Hank Jeronimous Ken Wessels Craig Ward Jim Daronco Steve Kelly Joe Llewellyn Tom Kelly John DiMento Ben Miller Brian O’Rourk Mike Inzone Tom O’Rourke John Conmy Tom O’Rourke Tom Stephens Bill Boscarino Duke Pope Mike Murphy Jason Boal

AIR FORCE LACROSSE

1995 1996 1997 1998

1999 2000 2001

2002 2003

2004

2005 2006

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

2012

Scott Cerone Jim Rowley Mike Fellona Tim Morris Dennis Baniewicz William Rogers Chris MacAulay Rob Makros Brett Schumer Adam Ochs Scott Seigfried Brock Miller Ross Schumer Jay Agnew Matt Dudderar Michael Garrott Matt Dudderar Michael Garrott William Arnold Eric Lederer John Anacker Michael Colosimo Greg Dangler Greg Kantz D.J. Benzing Timothy Hade Paul Adams Will Meister Max Miller Daniel Breiding Will Meister Kevin Crumrine Lukas Fisher David Mackintosh Griffin Nevitt Ridge Flick Vinny Sandtorv Zack Carroll Tristan Newkirk Vinny Sandtorv Dayton Gilbreath John Krzyminski Adam Paranka

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ALL-AMERICANS

BILL MARKHAM

RUSS VORIS

RICK TAYLOR

RAY NIEMIEC

1967 - Honorable Mention Goalie

1967 - Honorable Mention Attack

1970 - First Team Attack

1970 - Honorable Mention 1971 - First Team Defense

DAN ULMER

MIKE McDONALD

BART JACKSON

1971 - Third Team Midfield

1978 - Honorable Mention Attack

1979 - Honorable Mention Goalie

JOE VASTA

JOHN DiMENTO

DENNIS BANIEWICZ

1986 - Honorable Mention Attack

1990 - Honorable Mention Attack

1997 - Honorable Mention Midfield

The names of USILA All-America awards/divisions have changed throughout the years. Following are the designations for Air Force honorees based on the year of their awards: Major College All-America (1967), Little All-America (1968-73), Division I All-America (1974-present)

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HONORS/AWARDS ALL-CONFERENCE ALL-ROCKY MOUNTAIN LEAGUE 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1976 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991

Rob Judas, Bill Markham, Russ Voris, Stuart Wood Rob Judas, Bill Markham, Phil Pignataro, Russ Voris James Dryden, Rob Judas, Rick Taylor, Dan Ulmer, Russ Voris Frank Morgan, Ray Niemiec, Rick Taylor, Dan Ulmer Harry Calcutt, Dan Connelly, Michael Faraone, Ray Niemiec, Dan Ulmer Harry Calcutt, Dan Connelly Dan Connelly, Don Kerley, Ed McIlhenny Don Kerley, Ed McIlhenny Robert Marshall Bud Vazquez Tom Cavuoti, Marcel Kerdavid, Richard Lehle, Dan Sullivan Chet Nowak, Dan Sullivan, Ev Wallace Dan Sullivan Brian McIntosh, Joe Vasta Mike Blouin, Stephen Luxion, Joe Vasta Mike Blouin, Brent Frerichs, Dan Shea, Jim Tillie, Joe Vasta, Ken Wessels Mike Blouin, Brent Frerichs, Hank Jeronimus, Joe Llewellyn, Dan Shea, Jim Tillie, Joe Vasta, Ken Wessels, Brian Zembraski Jim Daronco, Floyd Dunstan, Joe Llewellyn, Tom Sexton, Ken Wessels, Brian Zembraski Jim Daronco, George Degnon, Mike DiMento, Bob Hagstrom, Keith Kane, Steve Kelly, Joe Llewellyn, Tom Sexton John DiMento, Bob Hagstrom, Tom Kelly, Ben Miller Tom Boushell, John DiMento, Bob Hagstrom, Mike Inzone, Ben Miller, Brian O’Rourk Brian O’Rourk

JOHN ANACKER

WILL MEISTER

ALL-GREAT WESTERN LACROSSE LEAGUE 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

First Team - Mike Murphy Second Team - Mike Murphy First Team - Dennis Baniewicz, Chris MacAulay; Second Team - Tom Gillen, Jim Rowley First Team - Dennis Baniewicz; Second Team - Mike Conley, Joe Howard First Team - Dennis Baniewicz; Second Team - Chris MacAulay, Ryan Principi, William Rogers, Steve Sztan First Team - Chris MacAulay, Brett Rurka First Team - Brock Miller Second Team - Jay Agnew First Team - John Anacker; Second Team - Matthew Dudderar, Michael Garrott First Team - John Anacker, Nick Wzientek Second Team - Tim Hade, Justin Pavoni, Stephen Whittenberg First Team - Justin Kuchta, Will Meister, Justin Pavoni First Team - Justin Pavoni; Second Team - Will Meister, Griffin Nevitt First Team - Griffin Nevitt; Second Team - Dan Gnazzo, Will Meister First Team - Dan Gnazzo, Griffin Nevitt First Team - Dayton Gilbreath, Dan Gnazzo, Griffin Nevitt; Second Team Ridge Flick, Bryan Gilbreath, David Mackintosh

ALL-ECAC LACROSSE LEAGUE 2010 2010

First Team - Dayton Gilbreath; Second Team - Bryan Gilbreath, Vinny Sandtorv Second Team - Dayton Gilbreath, Vinny Sandtorv

CONFERENCE MAJOR AWARDS GWLL COACH OF THE YEAR Capt. Terry Leary, 1995 NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR Dayton Gilbreath, 2009

GRIFFIN NEVITT

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HONORS/AWARDS TEAM MVPS 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989

Russ Voris, A Rob Judas, D Rick Taylor, A Ray Niemiec, D Harry Calcutt, A Ed McIlhenny, A Kip Peterson, G Kip Peterson, G Bill Woolford, A Stan Peterson, D Mike McDonald, A Bud Vazquez, M Bart Jackson, G Chet Nowak, M Dan Sullivan, M Roger Yeshnik, M John Sheedy, A Joe Vasta, A Joe Vasta, A Ken Wessels, G Joe Llewellyn, M John DiMento, A

1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Bob Hagstrom, G Brian O’Rourk, M Tom O’Rourke, A Tom O’Rourke, A Mike Murphy, A Scott Cerone, M Dennis Baniewicz, M Dennis Baniewicz, M Chris MacAulay, A Brett Rurka, D Brock Miller, D John Agnew, A Michael Garrott, D John Anacker, D Michael Colosimo, M Tim Hade, LSM Justin Pavoni, G Will Meister, A Lukas Fisher, D Griffin Nevitt, M Ridge Flick, A Vinny Sandtorv, M

ACADEMIC AWARDS

Chris MacAulay (class of 1998), a three-time allleague selection, was the Falcons’ MVP in his senior season. He was also selected to play in the North/ South All-Star Game and earned the Academy’s Athletic Leadership Award.

WAC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

AFA TOP SIX AWARDS

Jason Foster, 1997-98 David Wright, 1997 Brock Miller, 1997 Scott Seigfried, 1998

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP Ray Niemiec, 1971 Chris MacAulay, 1998 Griffin Nevitt, 2009 SCHOLAR-ATHLETE Rick Koskella, 1972

MWC SCHOLAR-ATHLETES Paul Adams, 2004-06 Ryan Stillwell, 2005-06 David Nugent, 2006 Andrew Olsen, 2008 Matthew Selby, 2009 Dan Schonfeld, 2010-11 Michael Curran, 2011

NORTH/SOUTH GAME

ECAC ALL-ACADEMIC John DeBonis, 2010 Ridge Flick, 2010 Pat Harrison, 2011 Tristan Newkirk, 2011

RHODES SCHOLAR Rick Koskella, 1971-72

COSIDA ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT Brian Laidlaw, 1997

USILA SCHOLAR ALL-AMERICAN Tim Hade, 2005

LOWE’S SENIOR CLASS ALL-SENIOR ALL-AMERICAN Ridge Flick, 2010

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Phil Pignataro, 1968 Rob Judas, 1969 Rick Taylor, 1970 Ray Niemiec, 1971 Mike McDonald, 1978 Bud Vazquez, 1979 Chet Nowak, 1981 Dan Sullivan, 1982 Roger Yeshnik, 1983 Joe Vasta, 1986 Mike Blouin, 1987 Joe Llewellyn, 1988 John DiMento, 1990 Dennis Baniewicz, 1997 Chris MacAulay, 1998 Scott Michalowski, 1999 Tim Hade, 2005 Justin Kuchta, 2007


PACE WEBER MEMORIAL AWARD The Falcons dedicated the 1998 season to the memory of Pace Weber, a three-year letterwinner on the lacrosse team. Pace and instructor pilot Capt. Glen Comeaux died when their T-3A Firefly training plane crashed on June 25, 1997, in Colorado Springs. The Falcons created an award in his honor that will be given each year to the person who best exemplifies Pace’s spirit. The award can go to anyone associated with the Falcon lacrosse program. The plaque reads: This award is presented yearly as a tribute to C1C Pace Weber, who perished along with his instructor in a T-3 flight training accident, here at the Academy. Voted on by members of the varsity team, the recipient is an individual associated with the USAFA varsity lacrosse team, who most exemplifies the characteristics by which Pace lived his life.

“Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay awhile, leaving footprints on our hearts ... and we are never the same.”

PACE WEBER MEMORIAL AWARD RECIPIENTS

1998 C2C John Tuite

1999 C2C Eric Carrano

2000 C3C Chris Munger

2001 C2C Matthew Dudderar

2002 C2C John Anacker

2003 C2C Gregory Kantz

2004 C1C Dave Brown

2005 C1C Jeffrey Jablonski

2006 C1C Paul Adams

2007 C1C Michael Weber

2008 C1C Clayton Cruickshank

2009 C1C Sean Millner

The Falcon lacrosse team would like to remember the following lacrosse team family members who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country:

2010 C3C John DeBonis

2011 C1C Woody Johnson

Maj. Victor Apodaca, Jr., Class of 1961 1st Lt. George Bruns, Class of 1964 1st Lt. Russell Voris, Class of 1968 1st Lt. Michael Sands, Class of 1971 Maj. Bartle Jackson, Class of 1980 1st Lt. Daniel Sullivan, Class of 1982 C1C Pace Weber, Class of 1998

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RECORD BOOK CAREER

SEASON GOALS

GOALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

176 173 158 146 133 130 116 106 102 101

John DiMento Joe Vasta 1983-86 Mike McDonald Bill Woolford Gary Janelli Chet Nowak Mike Blouin Ed McIlhenny Mike Murphy Tom Sexton

1987-90 1975-78 1973-76 1972-75 1978-81 1984-87 1971-74 1991-94 1985-88

8. 9.

170 126 111 99 85 84 84 72 68 68

8. 10.

74 71 60 59 58 52 52 51 51 49

SAVES Mike McDonald John DiMento Joe Vasta 1984 Mike McDonald John DiMento Mike Blouin Bill Woolford Chet Nowak Bill Woolford Ev Wallace

1978 1990 1978 1989 1987 1974 1981 1975 1979

Joe Vasta 1983-86 Chet Nowak Ed McIlhenny Bill Woolford Rick Taylor Will Meister Brian Zembraski Tom O'Rourke Mike Murphy Robin Morgan

1978-81 1971-74 1973-76 1968-70 2004-07 1984-87 1990-93 1991-94 1970-73

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

75 58 50 47 45 42 41 39 37

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

290 269 259 203 198 189 184 183 177 175

Bob Hagstrom Ken Wessels Bart Jackson Ken Wessels Ken Wessels Bob Hagstrom Bart Jackson Chris Cicere William Arnold Ken Wessels

1990 1987 1979 1984 1986 1988 1977 1981 2000 1985

SAVE PERCENTAGE*

ASSISTS

ASSISTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Joe Vasta 1986 Joe Vasta 1985 Chet Nowak Bill Woolford Ed McIlhenny Rick Taylor John Sheedy Robin Morgan Russ Voris

1981 1975 1974 1969 1982 1973 1968

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

.750 .700 .697 .693 .681 .679 .668 .661 .658 .658

Chris Cicere Bart Jackson Kip Peterson Chris Cicere Ken Wessels Ken Wessels Ken Wessels Bob Hagstrom Tim Morris Chris Cicere

1983 1979 1975 1982 1987 1986 1985 1988 1996 1981

POINTS POINTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

343 256 245 238 217 200 183 180 171 171

Joe Vasta 1983-86 Chet Nowak Bill Woolford John DiMento Ed McIlhenny Mike McDonald Brian Zembraski Rick Taylor Tom O'Rourke Gary Janelli

1978-81 1973-76 1987-90 1971-74 1975-78 1984-87 1968-70 1990-93 1972-75

845 756 656 643 523 486 464 330 315 312

Ken Wessels Bart Jackson William Arnold Bob Hagstrom Kip Peterson Chris Cicere Justin Pavoni Tim Morris Ryan Principi Gary Smagorinski

1984-87 1977-80 2000-03 1987-90 1972-75 1980-83 2004-06 1993-96 1996-99 1991-93

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

108 101 98 97 91 88 83 79 76 75

Joe Vasta 1986 Chet Nowak Bill Woolford Joe Vasta 1985 John DiMento Ed McIlhenny Joe Vasta 1984 Rick Taylor Mike McDonald John DiMento

1981 1975 1990 1974 1969 1977 1989

SAVES 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

William Arnold (class of 2003) ranks third in career saves at the Academy with 656. He also ranks in the top 10 in saves in a single-season, posting 177 saves in 2000.

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Record Book Note: Individual game records are based on games against collegiate teams only. Season records do not count games in 1975, 1977, 1988, 1991 or 1992, which were unavailable.


RECORD BOOK GAME

TEAM

GOALS

POINTS

SEASON

11 10 9 9 8 8 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

16 15 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 12

Best Home Record: 7-0, 1978 Best Road Record: 10-1, 1971 Most Wins: 16, 1986 Most Losses: 13, 2010 Best Winning Pct.: .938 (1984, 15-1) Worst Winning Pct.: .071 (2000, 2-12) Most Goals: 279, 1986 (18 gms) Fewest Goals: 63, 1999 (13 gms) Most Assists: 183, 1986 (18 gms) Most Opponent Goals: 190, 2000 Fewest Opponent Goals: 86, 1996

Mike Blouin vs. Colo. Mines, 4/22/87 Mike McDonald vs. Colorado, 5/4/78 John DiMento vs. Drew, 3/18/89 Bill Woolford vs. Denver, 1975 Bryan Salmon vs. Denver, 4/12/94 Mike Murphy, vs. Drexel, 3/16/94 John DiMento vs. Colo. Mines, 3/3/90 Rick Taylor vs. Colorado, 1970 Mike Murphy vs. Ohio State, 3/22/93 John DiMento vs. Colo. Mines, 4/7/90 John DiMento vs. Colorado State, 1989 John DiMento vs. Colorado, 1989 Joe Vasta vs. Colorado State, 4/14/84 Ev Wallace vs. Colorado, 1981 Burt Waibel vs. Colorado College, 1979 Mike McDonald vs. Colo. Mines, 4/22/78 Bill Woolford vs. Denver, 4/10/76 Gary Janelli vs. Colo. College, 5/3/72 Rick Taylor vs. Colorado, 4/20/68

ASSISTS 10 10 9 9 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7

Joe Vasta vs. Colorado Mines, 1986 Joe Vasta vs. St. Mary’s, 1985 Bill Woolford vs. Denver, 1975 Ed McIlhenny vs. Denver, 4/27/74 John DiMento vs. Colo. Mines, 4/7/90 Ed McIlhenny vs. Denver, 4/15/72 Joe Vasta vs. Williams, 1986 Joe Vasta vs. Colorado Mines, 1986 Joe Vasta vs. Colorado State, 1985 Chet Nowak vs. Colorado State, 1981 Mason Goodhand vs. Denver, 5/10/78 Rick Taylor vs. Colorado State, 4/25/70

Bill Woolford vs. Colorado State, 4/5/75 John DiMento vs. Colo. Mines, 4/7/90 Mike Blouin vs. Colo. Mines, 4/22/87 Joe Vasta vs. Colorado Mines, 1986 Ed McIlhenny vs. Denver, 4/27/74 Ed McIlhenny vs. Denver, 4/15/72 Joe Vasta vs. Williams, 1986 Chet Nowak vs. Colorado State, 1981 Mike McDonald vs. Colorado, 5/4/78 Bill Woolford vs. Denver, 4/10/76

SAVES 38 33 31 29 29 29 28 26 25 25

Ken Wessels vs. UMBC, 3/17/87 Bart Jackson vs. Navy, 3/23/79 Bart Jackson vs. Princeton, 3/24/79 Ken Wessels vs. Amherst, 3/25/87 Ken Wessels vs. St. Lawrence, 1986 Bob Hagstrom vs. Colo. College, 5/5/90 Bob Hagstrom vs. Stony Brook, 1990 Tim Morris vs. Villanova, 3/24/96 Ken Wessels vs. Drexel, 5/5/84 Bart Jackson vs. Denver, 4/1/78

GAME Most Goals: 34, vs. Colorado College, 1979 Fewest Goals: 0, vs. Stony Brook, 1999 Most Shots: 100, vs. Colorado State, 4/8/69 Most Ground Balls: 111, vs. Cal, 1981 Most Saves: 39, vs. UMBC, 3/17/87

MISCELLANEOUS Consecutive Home Wins: 36, 1977-85 Consecutive Road Wins: 13, 1970-71 Longest Win Streak: 19, 1970-71

GROUND BALLS 18 15 14 14 14 13 13 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

Dan Sullivan vs. Colorado College, 1981 Roger Yeshnik vs. Colorado Mines, 1982 Dennis Baniewicz vs. Colorado, 4/17/96 Richard Schiano vs. Amherst, 1982 Brett Schumer vs. VMI, 3/1/98 Justin Pavoni vs. Virginia, 2/28/04 Marcel Kerdavid vs. Colo. Mines, 1980 Steve Sztan vs. Rutgers, 3/23/97 John Sheedy vs. Colo. College, 1983 Dan Sullivan vs. C.W. Post, 1982 Roger Yeshnik vs. C.W. Post, 1982 Stephen Knoblock vs. Colo.Mines, 1983 Lawrence Davis vs. Colo. College, 1981 Dan Sullivan vs. Denver, 1981 Ev Wallace vs. Colorado Mines, 1981 Brett Schumer vs. Colo. College, 4/4/98 Justin Pavoni vs. North Carolina, 4/13/05

NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP BOX SCORES 1971 Air Force at Maryland (5/22)

1988 Air Force at Loyola (5/18)

Air Force Maryland

Air Force Loyola

1 2

0 2

0 1

0 5

1 10

1 2 2 5 6 6

3 2

8 19

Scoring (goals-assists): AF: Tom Dour 1-0 MD: Kaestner 2-2, Nachlas 2-0, Demczuk 0-2, Besosa 1-1, Dempsey 1-0, Cleaver 1-0, Spicer 1-0, Dorsey 1-0, Furman 1-0, Burzo 0-1

Scoring (goals-assists): AF: Sexton 2-2, Kelly 3-0, M. DiMento 2-0, J. DiMento 0-2, Daronco 1-0 LC: Wilson 5-0, Pritz 4-1, Lutz 4-0, Ruland 2-2, Nichols 1-1, Osilsio 2-0, Heflener 1-1 Smith 0-1, Moore 0-1

Saves:

Saves:

AF – Houle 19, McCoy 1 MD – Reilly 7 Shots: AF – 16; MD – 41 Ground Balls: AF – 52; MD – 66 Faceoffs: AF 5/15; MD 10/15 Penalties: AF – 5/4.0; MD – 7/7.0

Shots:

AF – Hagstrom 7, Parent 6 LC – McClellan 8, Toney 6 AF – 25; LC – 52

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS •A•

•C•

Abba, Dave (1995) — 95 Adams, Paul (2006) — 03, 04, 05, 06 Adamson, Douglas E. (1972) — 72 Adkins, Matt (2005) — 02 Adrian, Rick (2004) — 01 Agis, Edward (1976) — 74, 75, 76 Agnew, John (2001) — 98, 99, 00, 01 Anacker, John (2003) — 00, 01, 02, 03 Anders, Craig (2001) — 98, 99, 00, 01 Anderson, Alan J. (1971) — 69, 71 Anewalt, David C. Jr. (1975) — 73, 75 Apple, Ben (1997) — 95, 97 Appleby, Jonathan (2008) — 05, 06, 07, 08 Appolloni, Thomas J. (1976) — 74, 75, 76 Arnold, William (2003) — 00, 01, 02, 03 Asche, David (2010) – 07 Ashbrook, Owen O. (1967) — 67

Cairney, John T. (1990) — 88, 89, 90 Calcutt, Harry M. Jr. (1972) — 71, 72 Caplan, Monte (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Cappello, John (1986) — 84, 85, 86 Carrano, Eric (2000) — 97, 98, 99, 00 Carroll, Zachary (2011) — 08, 09, 10, 11 Carson, John P., III (1968) — 67, 68 Cassady, Kyle (2014) — 11 Casserino, Frank J. (1977) — 74, 75, 76, 77 Cavuoti, Tom (1982) — 79, 80, 81, 82 Cerone, Scott (1995) — 92, 93, 94, 95 Chiavacci, Mike (1993) — 90, 92 Cicere, Chris (1983) — 80, 81, 82, 83 Cisar, Matt (2004) — 01 Colabufo, James J. (1980) — 77, 78, 79 Coll, Dermot (1995) — 92, 93, 94, 95 Colosimo, Michael (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Conley, Mike (1996) — 93, 94, 95, 96 Conmy, John (1992) — 89, 90, 91, 92 Connelly, Daniel P. (1973) — 72, 73 Connolly, John (1982) — 82 Contardo, Michael (2000) — 97, 98, 99, 00 Costa, Andrew (2011) — 08, 09, 10, 11 Cotham, James (Michael) (2006) — 03, 04, 05, 06 Crampton, Michael (2014) — 11 Cruickshank, Clayton (2008) — 05, 06, 07, 08 Crumrine, Kevin (2008) — 05, 06, 07, 08 Cryer, James M. (1968) — 67, 68 Cullen, Benjamin (2013) — 10 Curran, James (2010) — 07, 08, 09, 10 Curran, Michael (2014) — 11 Czachor, John (1990) — 87, 88, 89, 90

•B• Baade, Matt (1995) — 93, 94, 95 Baldessari, Dan (1989) — 88, 89 Baney, Aaron (2008) — 05 Baniewicz, Dennis (1997) — 94, 95, 96, 97 Barron, James W. (1979) — 77, 78, 79 Batts, Stephen M. (1980) — 77, 78, 79, 80 Beath, Matthew (2011) — 08, 09, 10, 11 Beattle, Charles W. (1967) — 67 Bechtel, James B. (1970) — 68, 70 Bell, Brian S. (1970) — 68, 70 Bellissimo, Daniel M. (2007) — 04, 05, 06, 07 Benzing, Donald (D.J.) (2005) — 02, 03, 04, 05 Berardi, Chris (2004) — 01, 02 Berger, Steven (2001) — 98, 99, 00, 01 Bermingham, Jordan (Dan) (1994) — 91, 92, 93 Bernard, James W. (1978) — 77, 78 Blankenship, Ross M. (1974) — 73 Blewitt, Joe (1986) — 84, 85, 86 Blouin, Mike (1987) — 84, 85, 86, 87 Boal, Jason (1994) — 91, 92, 93, 94 Bolander, Rick (1995) — 94, 95 Borell, James (2006) — 03 Born, John H. (1991) — 88, 89, 90, 91 Boscarino, William T. (1994) — 91, 92, 93 Boushell, Scott (1992) — 89, 90, 91, 92 Boushell, Tom (1993) — 90, 91, 92, 93 Boyle, Joseph (2012) — 10, 11 Brady, Terrance J. (1969) — 67, 68, 69 Breiding, Daniel J. (2007) — 04, 05, 06, 07 Brenton, Robert C. (1976) — 73 Bristow, Ben M. (1970) — 68, 69, 70 Brobeck, Gary L. (1973) — 73 Brown, Daniel (2000) — 97, 98 Brown, David (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Brown, Keith (1986) — 83, 84, 85, 86 Brown, Mitchel E. (1978) — 76, 77, 78 Brush, Jared (2005) — 02, 03, 04, 05 Burke, Scott (1997) — 96

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•D• D’Andrea, Jonas (1991) — 90, 91 Dangler, Greg (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Dankenbring, Thomas (1976) — 75, 76 Danny, Mark M. (1968) — 67 Darcy, Chris (1991) — 89, 90, 91 Daronco, Jim (1988) — 85, 86, 87, 88 Davenport, Randall (1981) — 78, 79, 80, 81 Davis, Lawrence T. (1981) — 80, 81 DeBonis, John (2012) — 09, 10, 11 DeFalco, Frank R. (1979) — 77, 78 Defazio, James E. (1968) — 67, 68 Degnon, George (1988) — 86, 87, 88 Delach, Donald M. (1974) — 74 DelloIacono, Brad (2006) — 04, 05, 06 Demaio, Doug (1991) — 88 DeManss, Alex (2003) — 00, 01, 02, 04 Dessert, Donald M. Jr. (1969) — 68 DeVita, Mike (2005) — 02 DiCapua, Nick (2001) — 98, 99, 00, 01 DiMento, Dan (1993) — 90 DiMento, John (1990) — 87, 88, 89, 90 DiMento, Mike (1988) — 85, 86, 87, 88 DiMento, Patrick M. (1986) — 84, 85, 86 Dinuovo, Joseph T. (1984) — 81, 82, 83, 84 Dipietro, Anthony R. (1982) — 80, 81, 82 Dipoma, Nicholas (2000) — 97, 98, 99, 00 Dolan, Kevin (2014) — 11 Dour, Thomas L. (1971) — 71 Drew, Stephen R. (1980) — 79, 80

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KEVIN CRUMRINE (‘08)

Dryden, James A. (1969) — 68, 69 Dudderar, Matt (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02 Duenes, Michael (2011) — 08, 09, 10, 11 Duggan, Tom (1987) — 86, 87 Dunbar, Matthew C. (1979) — 77, 78, 79 Dunn, Luckey M. (1976) — 75, 76 Dunstan, Floyd (1987) — 85, 86, 87

•E•F • Eberhardt, Bryan N. (1994) — 91 Elam, Chris (1992) — 89, 90, 92 Enright, Gerald R. (1973) — 70 Esposito, Henry (1975) — 72, 73, 74, 75 Euker, William T. (1980) — 78, 79 Evans, Edmund (Eric) (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09 Faraone, Michael J. (1971) — 70, 71 Faulkner, Paul E. (1979) — 78, 79 Felice, Mike (1992) — 90, 91, 92 Fellona, Michael (1996) — 93, 94, 95, 96 Fennell, Tom (1992) — 89, 90 Fisher, Lukas (2008) — 05, 06, 07, 08 Flick, Ridge (2010) — 07, 08, 09, 10 Fontana, Francis S. (1973) — 70 Forte, Mike (1988) — 85, 86 Foster, Jason (1998) — 97, 98 Fox, Austin (2013) — 10, 11 Francisco, Michael C. (1967) — 67 Frank, David (2003) — 00, 01 French, Jon (2005) — 02, 03, 04 Frerichs, Brent (1986) — 84, 85, 86 Freud, Richard (2006) — 03

•G• Garrott, Michael (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02 Garst, John (1997) — 94, 95, 97 Gaski, Paul (2013) — 10 Gaudinski, Adam (2003) — 00, 01, 02, 03 Gerrity, Bruce A. (1968) — 67, 68 Gibbons, Arthur (Duke) (2010) — 07 Gilbreath, Bryan (2011) — 08, 09, 10, 11 Gilbreath, Dayton (2012) — 09, 10, 11 Gillen, Tom (1995) — 92, 93, 94, 95 Gillis, Vinnie (1990) — 88, 89 Glenn, Harold (1998) — 95, 96, 97 Gnazzo, Daniel (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09


ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Goodhand, George M. (1978) — 75, 76, 77, 78 Gore, Michael (2004) — 01 Graves, Todd F. (1993) — 91, 92 Green, Curt (1995) — 92, 93, 94, 95 Green, Keith (1991) — 88, 89, 90, 91 Grisham, Rodney J. (1979) — 77, 78 Gutierrez, Maurice L. (1984) — 82

•H• Hackeling, Stephen (2009) — 06 Hade, Tim (2005) — 02, 03, 04, 05 Hagstrom, Bob (1990) — 87, 88, 89, 90 Hall, Levi (2001) — 98 Hallett, Josh (1993) — 90 Hamby, Jon (1995) — 92, 93, 94, 95 Hamdy, Harold (Chris) (1992) — 90, 91 Hamed, Steven M. (1976) — 75 Hand, Brian (1991) — 88, 90, 91 Hanifen, Matthew J. (1982) — 82 Hanley, Taylor (2014) — 11 Harris, Thomas (2014) — 11 Harrison, Patrick (2013) — 11 Harrison, Ben (1998) — 97 Hawley, Tucker (2014) — 11 Hayde, Ryan (2001) —, 98, 99, 00, 01 Hemphill, William A. (1972) — 70 Hendrix, Dan (2004) — 01, 02 Heslin, Ben (1999) — 96, 97 Hewitson, Scott (2014) — 11 Hill, Kevin (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02 Hintenach, Eric (1997) — 94 Hoag, Charles J. (1980) — 78, 79, 80 Hogan, Conor (2013) — 10, 11 Holt, Rob (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02 Honesty, Carlos (1987) — 86, 87 Houle, George N. (1971) — 69, 70, 71 Houren, Patrick J. (1976) — 76 Howard, Alvin (Pike) (2008) — 05 Howard, Joe (1996) — 93, 94, 95, 96 Huertas, Bruce (1976) — 74, 75 Hurt, Morgan (1999) — 96, 97, 98, 99 Hurt, William Ryan (1996) — 93, 94, 95 Hyatt, Ryan (2003) — 01, 02

•I•J• Inzone, Mike (1991) — 88, 89, 90, 91 Jablonski, Jeffrey (2005) — 02, 03, 04, 05 Jackson, Bartle M. (1980) — 77, 78, 79, 80 Jacobs, Tim (1982) — 80, 82 Jakobi, Michael J. (1981) — 79, 80 Janelli, Gary A. (1975) — 72, 73, 74, 75 Jeronimus, Hank (1986) — 84, 85, 86 Johnson, Woodruff (2011) — 08, 09, 10, 11 Joyce, George (1993) — 90, 91, 92, 93 Judas, Robert (1969) — 67, 68, 69

•K• Kaczmarski, Michael B. (1973) — 70, 71 Kane, Keith (1988) — 85, 86, 87, 88 Kantz, Greg (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Kapatos, Alexander (2010) — 07, 08 Kasuda, Paul (1990) — 88, 89 Kauth, Alex (2013) — 11

Keleher, Bill (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Kellerman, Charles L. Jr. (1970) — 69, 70 Kelley, William (Wick) (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09 Kelly, Brian J. (1979) — 77, 78, 79 Kelly, Kim D. (1978) — 76, 77, 78 Kelly, Noel (1995) — 94, 95 Kelly, Steve (1988) — 85, 86, 87, 88 Kelly, Tom (1989) — 87, 88, 89 Kemp, Jordan (2006) — 03, 04 Kennedy, Michael (2005) — 02, 03, 04, 05 Keppler, Corey (1989) — 87, 88, 89 Kerdavid, Marcel E. (1980) — 77, 78, 79, 80 Kerley, Donald J. (1974) — 72, 73, 74 Kessler, Steven (2006) — 03, 04, 05 Kilmer, Chris J. (1994) — 91, 92, 93 Kimm, Joshua (2012) — 09, 10 Kinsey, Michael (2012) — 09 Kito, Gary W. (1972) — 72 Knoblock, Stephen A. (1983) — 80, 81, 82, 83 Koch, Travis (1995) — 92, 93, 94, 95 Koskella, Richard T. (1972) — 71, 72 Koss, Nathan (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02 Krasco, Peter (2008) — 05, 06, 08 Krieger, Kevin C. (2006) — 03, 04, 05, 06 Krier, Daniel W. (1979) — 76 Krutz, Robert (1980) — 77 Krzyminski, John (2012) — 07, 08, 11 Kuchta, Justin (2007) — 04, 05, 06, 07

•L• Laidlaw, Brian (1997) — 95, 96, 97 Landgraf, Kenneth J. (K.J.) (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09 Lane, Thomas A. (1977) — 74, 75, 76, 77 Lawson, William (2014) — 11 Leary, Dylan (2014) — 11 Leary, Terry (1986) — 83, 84, 85, 86 LeBeau, Robert G. (1980) — 78, 79 Lederer, Eric (2003) — 00, 01, 02, 03 Lehle, Richard M. (1980) — 77, 78, 79, 80 Lehmann, Zach (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Lindell, Phil (1998) — 97, 98 Livingston, James (1972) — 69, 71, 72 Livingston, Robert K. (1971) — 69 Llewellyn, Joe (1988) — 85, 86, 87, 88 Lobo, Andre (1997) — 94 Lochocki, Frank (Conrad) (2007) — 04, 05, 06, 07 Lockhart, Colin (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09 Long, Richard R. (1996) — 73, 74, 75, 76 Longo, Nick (2005) — 02 Lorden, Tim (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Lowe, Patrick (2001) — 98 Luxion, Stephen P. (1984) — 81, 82, 83, 84 Lynch, Matt (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02

•M• MacAulay, Chris (1998) — 95, 96, 97, 98 Mackintosh, David (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09 Makros, Rob (1998) — 95, 96, 97, 98 Malvik, Arvid B. (1971) — 69, 70, 71 Mandis, George D. (1977) — 74, 75, 76, 77 Marby, Richard (2005) — 02 Mariner, Nate (2005) — 02, 03 Markham, William (1968) — 67, 68 Marrero, Vinnie (1984) — 81, 82, 83, 84

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Marshall, Robert K. (1977) — 75, 76 Martin, Henry (Franklin) (2014) — 11 Martin, Steven W. (1970) — 68 Massa, Brian (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09 McCoy, Patrick J. (1974) — 71 McCudden, Pat (2004) — 01 McCullough, Pat (1992) — 90 McCullough, Tyler (2012) — 09 McDermott, Mike (1996) — 95 McDonald, Michael J. (1978) — 75, 76, 77, 78 McGeeney, Michael S. (1984) — 81, 82, 83, 84 McGovern, Pat (1990) — 87, 88 McIlhenny, Edward A. (1974) — 71, 72, 73, 74 McIntosh, Brian (1983) — 82, 83 McKee, Thomas (2014) — 11 McKinney, Benjamin (2009) — 06, 07, 08 McLean, Adam (Scott) (1991) — 89, 90 McNeil, Jim (1992) — 89, 90 Meister, William M., Jr. (2007) — 04, 05, 06, 07 Meng, Scott (1999) — 96, 97, 99 Merritt, Michael L. (1971) — 70 Metallo, Thomas J. (1973) — 70 Meyer, Matan (1999) — 98, 99 Michalowski, Scott (1999) — 96, 97, 98, 99 Mihaly, John V. (1989) — 88, 89 Miller, Bentley (1990) — 87, 88, 89, 90 Miller, Charles (Brock) (2000) — 98, 99, 00 Miller, Maxwell W. (2006) — 04, 05, 06 Miller, Michael D. (1994) — 91, 92, 93, 94 Millner, Sean (2009) — 06, 09 Mitchell, Patrick (2006) — 03, 04, 05, 06 Mocko, John W. (1973) — 71 Mooney, Michael (2010) — 07 Morgan, Franklin M. (1971) — 69, 70, 71 Morgan, Robin M. (1975) — 72, 73 Morris, Tim (1996) — 93, 94, 95, 96 Moses, Don (1990) — 89 Moss, Jeff (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Mueller, Greg (1991) — 88, 89, 90 Munger, Chris (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02 Murphy, Michael P. (1994) — 91, 92, 93, 94 Murray, Mike (1991) — 89, 90, 91 Murray, Russell M. (1967) — 67 Murtha, John P. (Jack) (2012) — 09 Muse, John R. (1973) — 72, 73

•N• Nazarek, Kyle (2013) — 10, 11 Nevitt, Griffin (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09 Newkirk, Tristan (2011) — 08, 09, 10, 11 Newman, Robert W. (1974) — 73 Newton, Maurice (1988) — 87, 88 Niemiec, Raymond A. (1971) — 69, 70, 71 Northon, John (1995) — 95 Nowak, Chester T. (1981) — 79, 80, 81 Nugent, David (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09

•O• Ochs, Adam (1999) — 96, 97, 98, 99 Oldmixon, Benson (2011) — 08, 09, 10, 11 Olsen, Andrew (2008) — 03, 04, 07, 08 Olsen, Eric (2010) — 05, 08 O’Neill, Kyle (2007) — 04, 05, 06, 07 Opisso, Matt (2004) — 01, 02

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ALL-TIME LETTERWINNERS Orbon, Alex (1999) — 96, 97, 98, 99 O’Grady, Michael (1967) — 67 O’Rourk, Brian (1991) — 88, 89, 90, 91 O’Rourke, Thomas P. (1993) — 90, 91, 92, 93 Orzechowski, Rich (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02

•P• Palazzolo, Ed (2002) — 99, 00, 01, 02 Palmer, Chris (2004) — 01, 02, 03, 04 Paranka, Michael (Adam) (2012) — 09, 10, 11 Parchman, Liddell (Jack) (2008) — 05, 06, 07, 08 Parent, John S. (Scott) (1990) — 88, 89 Patek, Arthur (2000) — 97, 98, 99, 00 Patterson, Larry A. (1972) — 71 Pavoni, Justin (2006) — 03, 04, 05, 06 Pecora, Jeffrey (2009) — 06, 07, 08, 09 Perry, Ronnie W. (1979) — 77, 78, 79 Peters, Kurt M. (1990) — 88, 89 Peterson, Carl I. (1975) — 72, 73, 74, 75 Peterson, Kevin (2000) — 97, 98, 99, 00 Peterson, Stanton B. (1977) — 75, 76, 77 Pettit, Richard E. (1974) — 72, 73, 74 Phillips, Bruce (2002) — 99, 00, 01 Pietropaoli, John A. (2012) — 09 Pignataro, Phillips J. (1968) — 67, 68 Plescha, Stephen (1990) — 89, 90 Podolnick, Jacob (2014) — 11 Poole, Forrest (2005) — 02 Pope, Patrick (Duke) (1994) — 91, 92, 93 Poppe, Peter L. (1989) — 89 Powell, Bradley D. (1983) — 80, 81, 82, 83 Prebula, Tom (1988) — 85, 86, 87 Pressman, Jason L. (1994) — 91, 92 Principi, Ryan (1999) — 96, 97, 98,99 Principi, Tony (1996) — 95 Puleo, Matthew (2014) — 11 Purio, Sean (2010) — 07, 08, 09

•Q•R• Quigley, Paul (1992) — 89, 90, 91, 92 Quinlan, Richard A. (1982) — 79 Quinn, Dylan (2001) — 98, 99, 00, 01 Rassas, Sean (1996) — 95, 96 Rathke, Frederick A., Jr. (1967) — 67 Reddy, Mike (1995) — 92 Reed, Spencer (2008) — 05, 06 Reel, Harry J. (1970) — 68, 69, 70 Regan, William F. (1983) — 80 Reynolds, Joseph H. (1982) — 80 Reynolds, Randy L. (1976) — 75, 76 Rich, Kyle (2011) — 08 Richardson, Thomas J. (1974) — 72, 73, 74 Richter, Gary S. (1981) — 81 Rodriguez, David A. (1983) — 80 Rodriguez, David T. (2010) — 07 Rogers, William (1997) — 94, 95, 96, 97 Rose, David (2008) — 05, 06, 07, 08 Rosenstock, Thomas L. (1970) — 69, 70 Ross, Gordon S. (1979) — 77, 78, 79 Rowley, James (1995) — 92, 93, 94, 95 Rubler, Joe (1991) — 90, 91 Rumphf, Randall W. (1970) — 68, 69 Rurka, Francis (Brett) (1999) — 96, 97, 98, 99 Rutherford, Kyle (2006) — 03, 04, 05

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Taylor, Larry G. (1980) — 79 Taylor, Rick (1970) — 68, 69, 70 Terpolilli, Ralph N. (1974) — 73 Thompson, Howard N. (1976) — 76 Thompson, James (2001) — 98 Tiller, Stephen R. (1971) — 70 Tillie, Jim (1986) — 84, 85, 86 Tovani, Jonathan G. (1980) — 77 Trotter, David O. (1971) — 69 Tubesing, Christopher (2008) — 05, 06, 08 Tuite, John (1999) — 96, 97, 98, 99 Tulley, Zachary (2013) — 10, 11 Turner, Brad (1998) — 95, 96, 97, 98 Ulmer, Dan (1971) — 69, 70, 71 Van Orsow, David (1977) — 75, 76, 77 Vasta, Joe (1986) — 83, 84, 85, 86 Vasta, Robert (2009) — 06 Vazquez, Donald (Bud) (1979) — 78, 79 Verardo, John E. (1970) — 68, 69, 70 Vesely, Shane (1998) — 95, 96, 97 Vetrano, Doug (1999) — 96, 97, 98, 99 Voris, Russel E. (1968) — 67, 68 Vu, Stephen (2013) — 10

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•Y•Z• Yaap, Henry R. (1974) — 73, 74 Yeshnik, Roger A. (1983) — 80, 81, 82, 83 Zampacorta, James A. (1984) — 81, 82 Zarnik, Chris (1986) — 83, 84, 85, 86 Zembraski, Brian (1987) — 84, 85, 86, 87 Zenker, Thomas (1981) — 78, 79 Zullo, Brian (1996) — 95, 96


LACROSSE FACILITIES

FALCON STADIUM This season, the Air Force lacrosse team will play all of its contests in Falcon Stadium, the site of Air Force’s first-ever victory over service academy rival Army. Falcon Stadium was built in the fall of 1962. The stadium, which was built in a natural bowl, has a capacity of 46,692 and stands in the base of the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains. Over the years, Falcon Stadium has seen numerous improvements. In 1991, the Academy installed nine skyboxes and remodeled the existing press box. In 2002, the Academy added permanent lights, while in 2004, a new scoreboard was installed. Prior to the 2006 season, FieldTurf was installed at the stadium. The new turf covers 84,480 square feet with an additional 26,520 square feet of native grass surrounding it. The stadium was originally built solely for football, but several non-athletic events, such as the Academy's annual graduation, are conducted there.

CADET LACROSSE STADIUM The primary practice facility for the Air Force lacrosse team is the Cadet Lacrosse Stadium, which can also be used for competition. Home to the Falcons’ JV football team in the fall, the Cadet Lacrosse Stadium was refurbished with a new scoreboard for the 2009 season, while new improvements will continue to be made over the next several years.

CADET FIELD HOUSE During inclement weather, the Cadet Field House provides a full-field indoor artificial turf field for lacrosse use. The multi-purpose area has various uses during the year. It is the home of the Falcon track team. The area is also utilized by the football and baseball teams for indoor practice. Because of the full range of facilities available, lacrosse players can enjoy year-round practice—fall lacrosse with off-season scrimmages, winter weight training and indoor practice in the spring. The Cadet Field House is home to one of the largest permanently hung canvas paintings in the world. The mural, commissioned by the USAFA Association of Graduates and the class of 1976, is the work of Colorado Springs artist Michael Esch. The mural hangs on the north interior wall of the indoor track, and is 40 feet high and 320 feet long. The theme of the work concerns the life of cadets at the Academy through their fouryear stay, and is reflected in four distinct panel divisions. A common thread underpinning all panels is the environment of the Academy, with its mountain backdrop, Colorado sky and architectural setting. Over this background, a montage of scenes from all four years progresses on the panels. The composition touches the military, academic, athletic and character development mission of the Academy. The mural was completed in November 1997.

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HOLADAY ATHLETIC CENTER The Holaday Athletic Center, Air Force’s newest athletic facility was completed in July 2011. The 92,000 square-foot center houses a regulation-sized field that can accommodate football, lacrosse and soccer, in addition to many other athletic activities. Cadet athletic development and performance will be enhanced through reduced weather delays, increased practice time, and improved replication of game conditions that the facility provides. “This athletic facility will allow our cadets to safely train all year-round,” says Dr. Mueh, the Director of Athletics. “This is a tremendous step forward for the athletics program and the Academy in terms of providing vital support for our cadets’ development and success.” The new building is named for Bart Holaday, Class of ‘65, and his wife, Lynn, who committed $5 million toward the construction of the new indoor athletic training facility. It marked the largest gift from a graduate to the Academy in the institution’s history.

(Sketch courtesy of SOM; photos courtesy of Mike Kaplan/ DenMar Services)

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THE AIR FORCE ACADEMY The United States Air Force Academy offers a four-year program of instruction and experience designed to educate, train and inspire men and women to become officers of character, motivated to lead the United States Air Force in service to our nation. Each cadet graduates with a bachelor of science degree and a commission as a second lieutenant in the Air Force.

MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING An air, space and cyberspace-oriented military education, training and leadership program begins with basic cadet training and continues throughout the four years. Seniors are responsible for the organizational leadership of the cadet wing, while juniors and sophomores seek to develop team and interpersonal leadership and instructional skills. Cadets are projected into as many active leadership roles as possible to prepare them to be effective Air Force officers.

COURSE OF STUDY Cadets are exposed to a balanced curriculum that provides the knowledge, skills and responsibilities essential to a career Air Force officer. The entire USAFA experience is integrated and mapped to achieve a set of desired outcomes in every graduate. The core academic curriculum includes courses in basic sciences, engineering, social sciences and humanities. Cadets take additional elective courses to complete requirements for one of 32 major areas of study. About 50 percent of the cadets complete majors in science and engineering; the remainder graduate in the social sciences and humanities. Some of the most popular majors include management, aeronautical engineering, foreign area studies, history, behavioral science, civil engineering, astronautical engineering, electrical engineering and engineering mechanics. FACULTY COMPOSITION The majority of the Academy’s faculty members, more than 500 total, are Air Force officers. They are selected primarily from career-officer volunteers who have established outstanding records of performance and dedication. Each has at least a master’s degree and more than 55 percent have doctorates or other terminal degrees in their field of study. About 30 percent of the faculty are civilians who bring great depth of disciplinary and educational expertise and provide academic stability and continuity. Faculty members are intensely focused on cadet learning as an integral part of their officer development. The Air Force Academy has been ranked No. 1 in the nation for the most accessible and involved faculty for four years in a row. To provide greater contributions by a diverse faculty, the Academy has several distinguished visiting professors and endowed professors who serve one or more years. Officers from other services, as well as officers from allied countries are also members of the faculty. Distinguished civilian and military lecturers also share their expertise with the cadets during the academic year. ATHLETIC PROGRAM The Academy’s athletic program is designed to improve physical fitness, teach athletic skills and develop leadership qualities. To achieve its goals, the Academy offers some of the most extensive physical education, intramural sports and intercollegiate athletic programs in the nation. Cadets take at least three different physical education courses each year.

Fundamental concepts of military organization -- drill, ethics, honor, Air Force heritage and physical training -- are emphasized the first summer during basic cadet training. Freshmen then study the military role in United States society as well as the mission and organization of the Air Force. Sophomores receive instruction in communication skills and juniors study the combat and operational aspects of the Air Force. The Academy offers courses in flying, navigation, soaring and parachuting, building from basic skills to instructor duties. Some cadets may fly light aircraft with the Cadet Flying Team. Summer training for cadets is divided into three, three-week training periods. There are a variety of programs available and each cadet is required to complete two training periods each summer with leave during the other period. All new cadets take six weeks of basic cadet training in their first summer. Combat survival training is a required three-week program during cadets’ second summer. For other second-summer training periods, cadets have options such as working with Airmen in an operational unit at an Air Force installation, airborne parachute training, soaring or basic free-fall parachute training. During their last two summers, all cadets are offered leadership training as supervisors or instructors in the summer programs listed above. Extracurricular activities also are an integral part of the education program. The cadet ski club, drum and bugle corps, cadet chorale and forensics are a few of the programs available. NOMINATIONS Nominations to the Academy may be obtained through a congressional sponsor or by meeting eligibility criteria in other categories of competition established by law. For information on admission procedures, write to HQ USAFA/RRS; 2304 Cadet Drive, Suite 200; USAF Academy, CO 80840-5025 or go to www.usafa.edu.

HISTORY OF THE ACADEMY In 1948, a board of leading civilian and military educators was appointed to plan the curriculum for an academy that would meet the needs of the newly established Air Force. The board determined that Air Force requirements could not be met by expanding the other service academies and recommended an Air Force Academy be established without delay. In 1949, then Secretary of the Air Force W. Stuart Symington appointed a commission to assist in selecting a site and on April 1, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower authorized creation of the United States Air Force Academy. After considering 580 sites in 45 states, the commission narrowed the choice to three locations. The summer of 1954, Secretary of the Air Force Harold Talbott selected a site near Colorado Springs, Colo. Colorado contributed $1 million toward purchase of the property. In July 1955, the first Academy class entered interim facilities at Lowry Air Force Base, Denver, while construction began. It was sufficiently completed for occupancy by the cadet wing in late August 1958. Initial construction cost was $142 million. Women entered the Academy on June 28, 1976, as members of the class of 1980.

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SENIOR LEADERSHIP Lt. Gen. Michael C. Gould is Superintendent, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo. He directs a four-year academic, military training, athletic and character development program leading to a bachelor’s degree and commission as an Air Force officer. The general is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s Class of 1976. His career encompasses a wide range of assignments, ranging from head football coach of the Air Force Academy Preparatory School, to serving as Air Force aide to the President of the United States. He has held numerous command positions at the group, wing and numbered air force level, and was commander of Cheyenne Mountain Operations Center during 9/11. Prior to his return to the Academy, he was Director of Operations and Plans, U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. General Gould is a command pilot with more than 3,000 flying hours in the T-38, T-41, KC-10, C-5, C-17, C-21, C-141 and KC-135R. The general’s military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Air Force Commendation Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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DEAN OF FACULTY Brig. Gen. Dana Born

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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS

DR. HANS J. MUEH DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS | EIGHTH YEAR Dr. Hans J. Mueh is in his eighth year as the director of athletics at the Air Force Academy. A retired Air Force brigadier general, Mueh was vice dean of faculty for two years prior to his retirement from active duty in the summer of 2004. Mueh was heavily involved in Academy athletics before becoming director of athletics. He was the Academy’s faculty athletics representative from 1996-2004 and was a long-time member of the board of directors for the Air Force Academy Athletics Association. Since becoming the director of athletics, Mueh has led the Academy to some remarkable feats. In 2007, the Academy was one of only three schools (Michigan State and Boston College) to reach post-season play in football (2007), men’s basketball and ice hockey (2006-07). It marked the first time a service academy has ever had a team compete in the postseason in all three sports. In addition, under Mueh’s watch the men’s basketball team has played in another NCAA tournament and the National Invitational Tournament’s Final Four. The ice hockey team has won the conference championship and advanced to the NCAA tournament four of the last five years. Mueh was on the selection committee that hired current head coach Frank Serratore and led the Academy’s move into the Athletic Hockey Association. The football program, the Academy’s flagship sport, has gone through a major overhaul under Mueh. He led the transition from the retirement of the legendary Fisher DeBerry after 23 years at the helm to hiring current head coach Troy Calhoun, a 1989 Academy graduate. Calhoun’s impact was immediate, leading the Falcons to a 9-4 overall mark and a second-place finish in the Mountain West Conference in 2007. The Falcons qualified for their first bowl game in five years, playing in the Armed Forces Bowl in 2007. The program then posted back-to-back eight-win seasons and was 9-4 last year while qualifying for bowl games every year. The school has averaged 9,000 bowl tickets sold during the four-year run.

Mueh has also been active within the conference and the NCAA. He was recently selected to be part of the NCAA Division I Amateurism Cabinet and has been active on the NCAA’s academics/eligibility compliance cabinet, the men’s golf committee and the region 7 postgraduate scholarship committee. Mueh has been equally active within the conference on various leadership committees. He is currently on the awards and recognition committee and has previously served on the joint council executive committee, and committees on championships, television and sportsmanship. Before assuming his duties as vice dean at the Academy, Mueh was permanent professor and head of the department of chemistry at the Academy, a position he held since October 1987 where he oversaw the annual design and instruction of 25 undergraduate courses for 1,500 cadets annually. Mueh was born Jan. 8, 1944, in Celle, Germany, and emigrated to the United States in 1951. He entered the Air Force in 1962 as a member of the Academy’s eighth graduating class, and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry in 1966. While at the Academy, Mueh was a two-year letterwinner in soccer as a goalie. He still holds the Academy record for saves in a game with 30, accomplishing it twice in 1965 against North Carolina and Benedictine. In his junior and senior years, Mueh helped the Falcons to the Rocky Mountain Intercollegiate Soccer League championship and quarterfinal berths in the NCAA tournament. He was a first-team all-league selection in 1965. Following graduation, Mueh completed two assignments in intelligence before attending the University of Wisconsin where he earned his master’s degree in chemistry in 1970. He later earned a doctorate degree in chemistry from Wisconsin in 1976 as a distinguished graduate. He has also completed Squadron

Officer School, Air Command and Staff College and Air War College. Between earning the two degrees, Mueh returned to the Academy as an instructor in the department of chemistry from 1970-72. He also served as assistant soccer coach and played semi-pro soccer with the Aurora Internationals in Denver during those two years, leading the Internationals to the Colorado state title in 1971. He volunteered for duty in Vietnam and served as an intelligence officer in Saigon, Republic of Vietnam and at Nakhon Phanom RTAB, Thailand, in 1972 and 1973. After earning his doctorate degree, Mueh returned to the Academy in 1976 as an associate professor of chemistry. He remained at the Academy except for a stint in 1985-86 as the special assistant for technical matters at the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon. In 1986, he assumed the position of acting head, department of chemistry, before being selected for his position of permanent professor and head of the department of chemistry in 1987. As faculty athletics representative, he was active in both the Western Athletic Conference and Mountain West Conference, and was the Academy’s representative on the transition team to form the new MWC, the only faculty athletics representative on the team. He competes in golf, racquetball, handball and tennis, and has promoted Air Force Academy intercollegiate sports throughout his tenure, beginning with work as chairman of the hockey eligibility committee, officer representative to the men’s golf team and five years as the officer representative to the football team. Mueh is married to the former Sally Flax of Cincinnati, Ohio. They have three children: Kristine, Kurt and Deborah.

Dr. Hans Mueh enters his eighth season as the Academy’s Director of Athletics.

Mueh has been just as successful behind the scenes with the administration of the department. Mueh restructured the department with an internal/external model that has streamlined resources and made the department more effective from top to bottom. In addition, he has the department on course to become a federally chartered non-profit organization which will lead to more fund-raising opportunities. Mueh was instrumental in the USAFA Endowment and the announcement of the Holaday Athletic Center, an indoor training facility. The $15 million facility was completed in July 2011.

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AIR FORCE ATHLETICS Few schools in the country have an athletic program as extensive as the Air Force Academy’s. The goals of the athletic program are to enhance the physical conditioning of all cadets, to develop the physical skills necessary for officership, to teach leadership in a competitive environment and to build character. There are three subdivisions of the athletic program: intercollegiate athletics, intramurals and physical education. The intercollegiate program has 17 men’s and 10 women’s NCAA-sanctioned teams, facing some of the top competition in the nation. Men’s teams are football, baseball, basketball, ice hockey, cross-country, fencing, golf, gymnastics, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, rifle, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling. The Academy fields women’s teams in basketball, cross-country, fencing, gymnastics, rifle, indoor and outdoor track, swimming and diving, soccer, tennis and volleyball. In addition, the Academy sponsors two non-NCAA programs; boxing and cheerleading. The majority of the Academy’s men’s and women’s programs compete at the NCAA Division I level in the Mountain West Conference. The Falcons compete in this conference against teams from Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, San Diego State, TCU, UNLV and Wyoming. All sports also compete against non-conference opponents, including many nationally ranked teams. The football team competes annually for the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy, which is emblematic of service academy football supremacy. The Falcons have won the trophy 17 times, which is more than any other academy. The winner of the annual rivalry visits the White House to have the trophy presented by the President of the United States.

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The USAFA Cadet Field House is one of the most impressive buildings in the country. It’s a modern, versatile structure with seemingly endless uses. The $5.6 million building is five stories high and 396 feet by 426 feet, the size of three football fields laid side by side. The structure is divided into three areas--basketball arena, ice hockey arena and multipurpose area. The three sections have a combined seating capacity of more than 9,000. Clune Arena seats 5,858. The Cadet Ice Rink has a seating capacity of 2,470, while the multipurpose area seats 1,000 fans for track and field competitions.

COL. BILLY WALKER Vice Director of Athletics

JIM TREGO Senior Associate AD External Affairs

JOHN COULAHAN Associate AD Finance

MARTI GASSER Associate AD/SWA Intercollegiate Programs

GEORGE NELSON Associate AD Head, Physical Education

WILLIAM CARPENTER Associate AD Recruiting Support

WAYNE KELLENBENCE Associate AD Support

TROY GARNHART Associate AD Info./Communications

DERMOT COLL Associate AD Development/Gov’t

KAREN WARNER Associate AD Human Resources

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2012 Air Force Lacrosse Media Guide