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2011-12 Athletics Annual Report



































from the director of athletics

Dear Alumni and Friends,

We are pleased to share many wonderful stories in this annual report that capture the new heights reached by our student-athletes and staff during the 2011-12 academic year. We are proud of our programs and hope that you will enjoy reviewing the highlights of our accomplishments - both on the field and in the classroom - as we at American University continue to Win, Learn and Lead. You can learn more about each of our programs in the “Win” section, which runs from pages 9 to 17. Our report on the volleyball team, which won its 10th Patriot League Championship in the past 11 years, features Patriot League Coach of the Year Barry Goldberg, ScholarAthlete of the Year Rebecca Heath, and Player and Rookie of the Year Sara Rishell. The women’s basketball program captured its fourth regular season title in five years after achieving the first 14-0 conference record in league history. The men’s basketball team completed another 20-win season, and the wrestling program once again finished in the top-20 at the NCAA National Championships in March.



Next, you can review highlights of our student-athletes’ academic progress in our “Learn” section, which runs from pages 20 to 22. The cumulative GPA of AU student-athletes for the 2011-12 academic year is 3.37, and the graduation rate of our student-athletes who exhaust their eligibility is over 97 percent. Additionally, 121 student-athletes were named to the Dean’s List and four student-athletes received the Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year award.

Finally, you can read a number of interesting stories about AU Athletics in our “Lead” section, which runs from pages 24 to 33. AU student-athletes and staff are volunteering more than ever before. AU alumni are returning to campus to make a difference, including ESPN’s Bram Weinstein ‘95, who spoke to an AU communications class, and David Aldridge ‘87, who joined Eye on the Eagles and the Jeff Jones’ Weekly Radio Show. We continue to build school spirit and pride through such annual programs as the Faculty vs. Staff Basketball Classic and to share our school history through such displays as the Bender Library exhibit. The list of AU donors, shown on pages 30-33, is a critical part of LEARN our “Lead” section. American University Athletics continues to experience tremendous growth and all-around success, but would not be possible without the generous support of our alumni and friends. Your consistent involvement creates exciting new opportunities for our student-athletes and was crucial again to their successes this year. We thank you for your commitment and for your passion. Please know that we appreciate everything that you do! We hope to see you back on campus soon. Enjoy your summer.

Go Eagles!

Keith Gill Director of Athletics and Recreation 1

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American Athletics Staff Keith Gill Director of Athletics and Recreation David Bierwirth Senior Associate Director of Athletics Athena Argyropoulos Associate Director of Athletics / SWA Josephine Harrington Associate Director of Athletics / Business Jessica Hegmann Associate Director of Athletics / Compliance Nancy Yasharoff Associate Director of Athletics / Communications Robert Sherman Assistant Director of Athletics / Corporate Partnerships Katie Mattern Assistant Director / Communications Howard Smith Assistant Director / Communications Kevin Parker Assistant Director / Ticketing and Marketing Brian Brantley Assistant Director / Development Morgan Clark Administrative Assistant Mitchell Layton Photography American University Athletics Bender Arena 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW Washington, D.C. 20016-8005 (202) 885-3000


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The volleyball team opened its 2011 season on August 26 against George Washington in front of a standing-room only crowd of 2,122 fans in Bender Arena for the fifth-annual Bender Blue Out. The Eagles went on to win their 10th Patriot League Championship in the last 11 seasons.

win 2011-12 By the Numbers .............................. 7 Men’s Basketball ........................................... 9 Women’s Basketball .................................... 10 Cross Country & Track and Field ................... 10 Field Hockey .............................................. 12 Lacrosse ..................................................... 12 Men’s Soccer .............................................. 13 Women’s Soccer ......................................... 14 Swimming & Diving ..................................... 14 Volleyball ................................................... 17 Wrestling ................................................... 17


learn Champions of the Classroom ................... 20-21 Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year ..... 22 Celebrating Academic Success ..................... 22 Michael Trilling Memorial Scholarship ........... 23 Barbara J. Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship .... 23


lead Community Service ..................................... 24 Jeff Jones Weekly Radio Show ...................... 25 AU Athletics’ 500th Video ............................ 25 Eye on the Eagles........................................ 25 Faculty vs. Staff Basketball Classic................. 26 Bram Weinstein Event .................................. 26 Steve Jennings Hall of Fame Induction ........... 27 Library Display ........................................... 27 Faculty and Staff Appreciation BBQ .............. 27 Student-Athlete Banquet ............................... 28 Eagles Club Donor List ............................ 29-33 Stafford H. Cassell Hall of Fame Members .... 34-35 2012 “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame Induction.... 36


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2011-12 2011 1-12 b by the numbers


Patriot League Team Championship


All Americans


Patriot League Scholar-Athletes of the Year


Patriot League Regular Season Team Championships

Charles Hinkle ‘12

Volleyball · 23-11, 13-1 PL ·10th title in 11 years

Tatum Dyer ’12 · Field Hockey · Third Team Ryan Flores ’12 · Wrestling · Sixth Place · 285 lbs. Ganbayar Sanjaa ’12 · Wrestling · Sixth Place · 157 lbs.

Alexis Dobbs ’14 · Women’s Basketball Rebecca Heath ’12 · Volleyball Matt Makowski ’12 · Men’s Soccer Jenna Stasiewicz ’11 · Women’s Soccer

Women’s Basketball · 23-8, 14-0 PL · Fourth title in five years Field Hockey · 9-8, 4-1 PL · Ninth consecutive title Men’s Soccer · 7-12-2, 5-2-0 PL · Fourth title in eight years Volleyball · 23-11, 13-1 PL ·10th title in 11 years

Jenna Stasiewicz ‘11


Patriot League major award winners


All-Region selections

Rebecca Heath ‘12, Head Volleyball Coach Barry Goldberg, Alexandra Hammer ‘12

Tatum Dyer ’12 · Field Hockey · Defensive Player of the Year Ebony Edwards ’12 · Women’s Basketball · Defensive Player of the Year Sara Rishell ’15 · Volleyball · Player of the Year Sara Rishell ‘15 · Volleyball · Rookie of the Year Lisa Strack ’12 · Women’s Basketball · Player of the Year

Tatum Dyer ’12 · Field Hockey · NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team Gina Hofmann ’12 · Field Hockey · NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic First Team Jenn Bradley ’13 · Field Hockey · NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team Charles Hinkle ’12 · Men’s Basketball · NABC All-District Second Team Alassane Kane ’13 · Men’s Soccer · NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team Shelly Montgomery ’14 · Field Hockey · NFHCA All-Mid-Atlantic Second Team Sara Rishell ’15 · Volleyball · AVCA All-Northeast Honorable Mention


Academic All-Patriot League selections


All-Patriot League selections and EIWA placewinners

(Left to right) Matt Mariacher ‘11, ‘12, Kevin Tao ‘13, Ryan Flores ‘12




men’s basketball

Consecutive 20-point games for leading scorer Charles Hinkle ’12 in November Finished 33rd in the NCAA with 18.4 ppg Ranked in the top-10 nationally for seven consecutive weeks Earned All-Patriot League First Team honors

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Consecutive wins in the Patriot League Quarterfinals after a 57-40 victory over Army Earned a top-four seed in the conference tournament for the 12th straight year

Head Coach Jeff Jones

Wins in 2011-12, including a 10-4 mark in conference play Fourth 20-win season in the last five years 13 wins in Bender Arena, including an 11-game winning streak


Charles Hinkle ‘12


Three-point shooting percentage this season


Wins at American for Head Coach Jeff Jones

14th-best in Division I

Winningest coach in AU men’s basketball history

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women’s basketball


Patriot League major award winners Lisa Strack ’12 · Player of the Year Ebony Edwards ’12 · Defensive Player of the Year Alexis Dobbs ‘14 · Scholar-Athlete of the Year Matt Corkery · Coach of the Year

23 Overall wins in the 2011-12 season Tied for the most in program history


Record in Patriot League play, the first 14-0 conference record in league history Part of the longest win streak in program history (15 wins)



Points per game allowed 15th-best in Division I this season

Career points by Lisa Strack ’12

Lisa Strack ‘12

Ranks 14th all-time in school history

Alexis Dobbs ‘14 Head Coach Matt Corkery

cross country & track and field


All-Patriot League First Team selections in cross country


Individual conference championships for Octavia Rinehardt ’12 in her career


Mark Allen ’13 Josh Olsen ‘12 Ryan Williams ‘12

All-time top-10 times in program history recorded during the year


Octavia Rinehardt ‘12

Meters, the school record for high jump set by Zach Wright ‘12 A program-best in both the indoor and outdoor track and field record books

4:17.09 School record set in women’s indoor 4x400 meter ter relay at the Navy Invitational

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Head Coach Matt Centrowitz


field hockey


NFHCA All-American


Patriot League major award winners

Tatum Dyer ’12 · Third Team

Tatum Dyer ’12 · Defensive Player of the Year Steve Jennings · Coach of the Year

Head Coach Steve Jennings


Combined team GPA in fall 2011 011 semester Highest GPA in Division I field hockey

Tatum Dyer ‘12

Melissa Casale ‘12


NFHCA All-Region selections


Consecutive Patriot League Regular Season Championships

Tatum Dyer ’12 · First Team Gina Hofmann ’12 · First Team Jenn Bradley ’13 · Second Team Shelly Montgomery ’14 · Second Team


1.59 Caused turnovers per game by Emily Stankiewicz ‘12 Led the Patriot League and ranked 24th in the nation


Academic All-Patriot League selections, tied for the most in the conference Emily Burton ’13 Kimberly Collins ’13 Paige Lin ’12 Lauren Schoenberger ’12


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Goals scored per game Ranked 26th in the nation

Draw controls for Emily Maher ‘14 4 Passed Gina Riitano ’03 for most in a single season eason at American

Kimberly Collins ‘13

Emily Stankiewicz ‘12



men’s soccer

Patriot League Coach of the Year Todd West · Third Coach of the Year award (2004, 2008, 2011)


Academic All-Patriot League selections, most in the Patriot League for the second consecutive season Matt M Makowski ’12 · Scholar-Athlete of the Year Michael Roberts ’11 Michae Seigfreid ’14 Colin S Adem Gokturk ‘13

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All-Patriot League First Team selections, tied for the most in program history Adem Gokturk ’13 Alassane Kane ’13 Ryan Morales ’13 Cristobal Soto ’14 Alassane Kane ‘13


Dramatic shootout triumph over Navy in the Patriot League Semifinals American made its third consecutive championship game appearance and sixth overall since joining the conference in 2001

Head Coach Todd West’s 100th career win


Goals scored by Alassane Kane ’13 Named to the NSCAA All-Region Second Team for the second consecutive season



women’s soccer



Victory over Colgate in the regular season finale Handed the Raiders their first conference loss of the season

All-Patriot League selections ections Michelle Montilio ’13 · First Team Jasmine Mohandesi ’13 · Second cond Team

Head Coach David Bucciero


Academic All-Patriot League selections, most in the conference Jenna Stasiewicz ’11 · Scholar-Athlete of the Year Jasmine Mohandesi ’13 Mikaila Weaver ’12


Points for Jasmine Mohandesi ’13


Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selections ns

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Finished with three goals and four assists, both team and career-highs eer-highs Jasmine Mohandesi ‘13

Michelle Montilio ‘13

A conference-best for the third year in a row

swimming & diving

Top-three program times for Leah Breen ’12 23.55 · Second all-time in the 50 free 51.31 · Third all-time in the 100 free

Academic All-Patriot League selections Leah Breen ’12 Matt Wurm ’14

Head Coach Mark Davin

Leah Breen ‘12

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All-Patriot League First Team selections Bobby Ballance ’14 · First Team Leah Breen ’12 · Second Team Ming Ong ’13 · Second Team Matt Wurm ’14 · Second Team

Consecutive semesters as CSCAA All-America Team Both the men’s and women’s teams earned the distinction every semester since spring 1995 term

Bobby Ballance ‘14



ECAC-winning 3-meter diving score for Melissa Parker ’15 Parker was named the ECAC Female Diver of the Meet

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AVCA All-Region selection, 12 in program history


Patriot League major award winners


Sara Rishell ’15 · Honorable Mention

Sara Rishell ’15 · Player of the Year Rebecca Heath ’12 · Scholar-Athlete of the Year Sara Rishell ’15 · Rookie of the Year Barry Goldberg · Coach of the Year

Sara Rishell ‘15 and Monika Smidova ‘15

Head Coach Barry Goldberg

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NCAA Tournament appearances in the last 11 years Wins in 19 matches from September 21 to November 20 Including 13 conference victories and eight 3-0 sweeps


Patriot League career record for Head Coach Barry Goldberg Ranked 22nd in Division I history in career winning percentage (.726)


Fans in attendance at the fifth-annual “Bender Blue Out” Set a new Washington, D.C. collegiate volleyball attendance record vs. George Washington on August 26



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NCAA All-Americans in 2011-12, AU’s fifth straight year with multiple All-Americans Ryan Flores ’12 · Sixth Place · 285 lbs. Ganbayar Sanjaa ’12 · Sixth Place · 157 lbs.

Place finish at the EIWA Championships Highest finish in program history

Cumulative GPA for NCAA qualifier Daniel Mitchell ’12 Recipient of AU’s first-ever NCAA Elite 89 award, honoring both academic and athletic achievement


EIWA Placewinners Ryan Flores ’12 · EIWA Champion · 285 lbs. Matt Mariacher ’11, ’12 · EIWA Champion · 141 lbs. Kevin Tao ’13 · Second Place · 149 lbs. Ganbayar Sanjaa ’12 · Third Place · 157 lbs. Daniel Mitchell ’12 · Sixth Place · 197 lbs. Thomas Williams ’12 · Sixth Place · 125 lbs.

Ryan Flores ‘12

Matt Mariacher ‘11, ‘12 and Ryan Flores ‘12


Falls this season by Ryan Flores ’12 Second-most in program history behind Josh Glenn ’08 (21 falls in 2005-06)

Head Coach Teague Moore and Daniel Mitchell ‘12




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champions of the classroom


Rhodes Scholar finalist


NCAA Elite 89 award winner

Matt Makowski ’12 was one of American University’s two Rhodes Scholar finalists for the 2011-12 academic year. Makowski was a two-time Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year for men’s soccer.

Wrestling’s Daniel Mitchell ‘12 was honored as the top student-athlete at the 2012 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships with his 3.95 cumulative GPA.

Men’s Basketball Class of 2012 at the Kogod School of Business graduation ceremony: Riley Grafft, Joe Hill, Troy Brewer, Charles Hinkle and Simon McCormack

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Combined student-athlete GPA during the 2011-12 academic year

Student-athletes selected as Phi Beta Kappa honorees Rebecca Heath ‘12, Volleyball Matt Makowski ‘12, Men’s Soccer Michael Roberts ‘11, Men’s Soccer Zach Weinstein ‘13, Cross Country/Track & Field

Academic All-Patriot League Selections The Academic All-Patriot League Team was created two years ago to honor student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible a studentathlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average and be a starter or key player in his/her sport. Freshmen or students in their first academic year at their school are not eligible for the honor.


4.0 GPA semesters for AU student-athletes this year Leah Breen ’12, Health Promotion, Swimming & Diving Natalie Ellenberger ’12, Health Promotion, Field Hockey Rebecca Heath ’12, Anthropology, Volleyball Paige Lin ’12, Interdisciplinary Studies, Lacrosse Matt Makowski ‘12, Biology, Men’s Soccer Daniel Mitchell ’12, Business Administration, Wrestling Eliza Morgan ‘13, Business Administration, Lacrosse Michael Roberts ’11, Physics, Men’s Soccer Allison Slattery ’12, Business Administration, Women’s Soccer

Field hockey student-athlete Natalie Ellenberger ‘12 with her family following the College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony


Student-athletes named to the Dean’s List in either the fall or spring semester A student must earn a minimum GPA of 3.5 and be enrolled in s15 credit hours to be eligible.

SPRING SEMESTER 4.0’S Jaclyn Anspach ‘14, Public Communication, Field Hockey Emily Burton ‘13, Psychology, Lacrosse Jen Dumiak ‘15, Biochemistry, Women’s Basketball Ryan Flores ’12, Psychology, Wrestling Rob Grell ’12, Mathematics, Swimming & Diving Rebecca Heath ’12, Anthropology, Volleyball Paige Lin ‘12, Interdisciplinary Studies, Lacrosse Greg Lush ‘12, Law & Society, Cross Country/Track & Field Sam Miller ‘12, Public Communication, Swimming & Diving Eliza Morgan ‘13, Business Administration, Lacrosse Allison Slattery ’12, Business Administration, Women’s Soccer Julia Von Heeringen ‘14, Psychology, Swimming & Diving Mikaila Weaver ’12, Foreign Language & Communication Media, Women’s Soccer Mark Wysocki ’11, ’12, Public Communication, Men’s Soccer



Women’s basketball’s Lisa Strack ‘12 during the Kogod School of Business graduation ceremony

Student-athletes named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll A student-athlete must earn a minimum GPA of 3.2 during their championship season to be eligible.


champions of the classroom


The wrestling team ranked third among all Division I wrestling teams with a combined 3.3278 GPA.


This is the fifth straight season that American has finished in the top-three nationwide in team GPA, which included first-place results in both 2008 and 2009. AU is the only team to earn NWCA All-Academic Team honors and finish in the top-30 at the NCAA Championships each of the last seven years.

Ryan Flores ‘12

The field hockey team earned the highest combined GPA in Division I field hockey with a 3.55 mark American has placed in the top-five of the academic rankings in each of the last six years. ars.. Matt Mariacher ‘11, ‘12


NWCA All-Academic Team selections American earned five NWCA All-Academic Team honorees, giving the Eagles 11 in the last two years. To be named an All-Academic Team member, ember, a wrestler must have at least a 3.2 cumulative GPA, been an NCAA qualifier or won 60 percent of his total schedule, or been a NCAA All-American with at least a 3.0 GPA. Ryan Flores ’12 · Psychology Matt Mariacher ’11, ‘12 · Public Communication Daniel Mitchell ’12 · Business Administration Kevin Tao ’13 · Health Promotion Thomas Williams ’12 · International Studies


Teams finished with a 3.4 GPA or higher in n the spring 2012 semester Men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s cross country try & track and field, field hockey, lacrosse, women’s soccer, er, and volleyball all accomplished the feat Natalie Ellenberger ’12


NFHCA National Academic Squad selections The NFHCA National Academic Squad recognizes those field hockey student-athletes who achieved a minimum GPA of 3.3 in the fall semester of the 2011-12 academic year. Jaclyn Anspach ’14 · Public Communication Carly Atchison ’15 · Political Science Jenn Bradley ’13 · International Studies Stephanie Burry ’14 · Health Promotion Melissa Casale ’12 · Business Administration Ashley Dalisera ’14 · Political Science


Natalie Ellenberger ’12 · Health Promotion Gina Hofmann ’12 · Business Administration Alex McMackin ’14 · Public Communication Shelly Montgomery ’14 · Health Promotion Kati Rothenhoefer ’15 · Health Promotion Grace Wilson ’15 · Biochemistry

Consecutive CSCAA Team Academic All-America honors earned by the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams The CSCAA Team Academic All-America award recognizes teams achieving a 3.0 GPA or higher each semester.


patriot league scholar-athletes of the year 


Alexis Dobbs ’14 · 3.80 · Biology · Women’s Basketball

While starting all 31 games at point guard for the women’s basketball team during the 2011-12 season, Dobbs maintained a 3.80 cumulative GPA as a Biology major. She was an All-Patriot League First Team selection this season after ranking ninth in the conference in scoring (11.1 points per game) and fifth in steals (1.9 per game) en route to the Eagles’ 14-0 Patriot League record. She was also named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team and received Dean’s List honors in each of the last three semesters.

Matt Makowski ’12 · 3.94 · Biology · Men’s Soccer 

With a 3.94 cumulative GPA, Makowski repeated as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was named one of American University’s two Rhodes Scholar nominees this year. He earned Dean’s List honors in six semesters and was a Patriot League Academic Honor Roll selection in all four years. On the field, Makowski was a four-year starter in goal and posted 18 career shutouts, including three this season. He led the Eagles to a 17-7-4 conference record and three Patriot League Championship Game appearances in his career. He was also the 2008 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and a 2010 All-Patriot League Second Team honoree.

Jenna Stasiewicz ’11 · 3.89 · Public Communication · Women’s Soccer 

Stasiewicz posted four perfect 4.0 semesters and was on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in each of her four years. She carried a 3.89 GPA and was named to the Dean’s List in each of her seven semesters. On the field, she started all 18 matches this season anchoring AU’s defensive unit. A co-captain this season, Stasiewicz made 52 appearances with 29 starts over her four-year career.

Rebecca Heath ’12 · 3.85 · Anthropology · Volleyball

Heath helped guide the volleyball team to its 10th conference championship in 11 seasons, posting 264 kills with a .268 hitting percentage, including double-digit kills in 13 of her last 16 matches. Off the court, she was recognized on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in each of her four seasons at American and was a Capital One Academic All-District Team selection this year. Heath was named to the Dean’s List in three semesters, posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in two terms.

celebrating academic d i success Class of 2015

Jen Dumiak, CAS, Women’s Basketball Kirsten Eriksen, CAS, Women’s Soccer Melissa Parker, CAS, Swimming & Diving

Class of 2014

Stephanie Burry, CAS, Field Hockey Alexis Dobbs, CAS, Women’s Basketball Rachael Wolff, SIS, Cross Country & Track and Field

Class of 2013

Kimberly Collins, KSB, Lacrosse Samantha Marshall, SOC, Lacrosse Eliza Morgan, KSB, Lacrosse Alexandra Ramdin, SOC, Swimming & Diving Erika Robbins, CAS, Women’s Soccer Hannah Tatro, CAS, Women’s Soccer Zach Weinstein, SPA, Cross Country & Track and Field

Daniel Mitchell ’12

Class of 2012

Corey Borshoff, KSB/MA, Wrestling Leah Breen, CAS, Swimming & Diving Melissa Casale, KSB, Field Hockey Natalie Ellenberger, CAS, Field Hockey Rebecca Heath, CAS, Volleyball Gina Hofmann, KSB, Field Hockey Paige Lin, CAS, Lacrosse Greg Lush, SPA, Cross Country & Track and Field Matt Makowski, CAS, Men’s Soccer Daniel Mitchell, KSB, Wrestling Lauren Scholl, CAS, Cross Country & Track and Field Elinor Shetter, SIS, Swimming & Diving Allison Slattery, KSB, Women’s Soccer Mikaila Weaver, SOC, Women’s Soccer

The American University Department of Athletics honored the top 10 percent of AU’s student-athletes at the Academic Luncheon in February. Those honored at this year’s luncheon had to earn at least a 3.93 GPA in the spring 2011 semester and/or a 3.86 GPA in the fall 2012 semester.

Class of 2011

Mary Jane Egan, SPA, Cross Country and Track & Field Friederike Engel, CAS, Women’s Soccer Deborah Frantz, CAS, Volleyball Kirsten Gebhart, CAS, Field Hockey Erin Koch, CAS/MA, Cross Country and Track & Field Kelsey Monarch, CAS, Swimming & Diving Cassandra Ricketts, CAS, Volleyball Michael Roberts, CAS, Men’s Soccer Jenna Stasiewicz, SOC, Women’s Soccer

Mikaila Weaver ’12



michael trilling memorial scholarship and this award has been created in that spirit. Trilling, better known as “Trills,” served as AU’s first full-time sports information director from 1964 to 1969 and later spent 17 years as the Washington Post’s high school sports editor.

TRILLING SCHOLARS 2011-12 ................ Tom Achilles, SOC ‘13 ........................ Amanda Zimmer, SOC ‘12 2010-11 .............. Katie Mattern, SOC ’11 2009-10 ..................... Dan King, KSB ’10 ...............................Sean Speirs, SOC ’10 2008-09 ................. Sean Speirs, SOC ’10 2007-08 ..................Sean Speirs, SOC ’10 2006-07 ............ Matthew Doolin, SOC ’07 2004-05 ... Patrick W. Bevilacqua, SOC ’05 2003-04 ...... Elizabeth F. Krashes, SOC ’04 2002-03 ...... Elizabeth F. Krashes, SOC ’04 ............................. Tara L. Foster, SOC ’02 2001-02 ....... Nathaniel Kraft, SPA/MA ’03 2000-01 ........Ashton B. Williams, SOC ’01 1999-00 ................ John A. Senn, SOC ’00 1998-99 ............Brian W. Kreutter, SPA ’98 1997-98 ............Brian W. Kreutter, SPA ’98 1996-97 ........................... Jonathan Siegel 1995-96 ..................Philip Rippa, SOC ’97

Director of Athletics and Recreation Keith Gill, Trilling Scholar Amanda Zimmer ’12, Associate Director of Athletics for Communications Nancy Yasharoff, Trilling Scholar Tom Achilles ’13, Assistant Director of Athletics Communications Katie Mattern ‘11

The Michael Trilling Memorial Scholarship is a two-year award given to the rising American University junior who most closely embodies the qualities of the late Mike Trilling ’63. Trilling had a passion for helping students get started in careers related to sports journalism

“Trills was the original sports guy,” wrote David Aldridge ’87, former editor-inchief for The Eagle, shortly after Trilling’s passing. “To the end, Trills was loyal, loyal to the school and program he loved and to those he brought into this business.” Trilling earned a bachelor’s degree from the School of Communication in 1963. In 1980, he received the Stafford H. Cassell Award in recognition of outstanding professional or community accomplishment. Trilling passed away on October 26, 1988 at the age of 46.

barbara j. reimann postgraduate scholarship The Barbara J. Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship is awarded annually to a senior student-athlete who has excelled academically and athletically, has been involved in community service, and will pursue a postgraduate degree. Reimann dedicated 30-plus years of service to American University as an athletics director, field hockey coach and professor, and was inducted into the Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame in 2001.

Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Athena Argyropoulos ‘78, Lauren Schoenberger ’12, and Barbara Reimann

REIMANN SCHOLARS 2011-12 ..............Lauren Schoenberger, CAS ’12, Lacrosse 2010-11 .............Matt Mariacher, SOC ’11, ‘12, Wrestling 2009-10 ....Nicole Ryan, KSB ’09, ’11, Women’s Basketball 2008-09 .........................Kira Sonberg, CAS ’08, Lacrosse 2007-08 ................ Maggie L. Hall, CAS ’08, Field Hockey 2006-07 .......... Heidi L. Hershberger, SIS ’07, Field Hockey 2005-06 .................... Moriah D. Linnell, KSB ’06, Lacrosse 2004-05 ........ Catherine E. Fluegeman, CAS ’05, Volleyball 2003-04 ..................... Laura Miller, SPA ’04, Field Hockey 2002-03 ................... Karla Kucerkova, KSB ’03, Volleyball 2001-02 ................... Jessica Reed, SOC ’00, Field Hockey 2000-01 ............ Elizabeth E. Goodrich, CAS ’00, Lacrosse

Reimann served as AU’s head field hockey coach from 1967 to 1987, accumulating an overall record of 111-109-30 during her 20 seasons. In 1987 she gave up her coaching duties to become an assistant athletics director. Reimann was responsible for starting and operating AU’s academic support program within the athletics department, handled all compliance matters and was eventually elevated to senior associate athletics director/senior women’s administrator. Reimann also served as an associate professor of health and fitness from 1967-1997. “This award is a fitting tribute to a woman who was not only a coach but also an educator and role model,” Athena Argyropoulos ’78, Associate Athletics Director/Senior Women’s Administrator said. “Barbara Reimann made an impact on the lives of every student-athlete she came into contact with, myself included.”

Lacrosse’s Lauren Schoenberger was the recipient of this year’s Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship. Schoenberger graduated in May from the College of Arts and Sciences with a dual-degree in Psychology and Philosophy, and plans to pursue a postgraduate degree in sports psychology. Schoenberger was a two-time honoree on the Academic All-Patriot League Team and a four-year member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. She played in 66 career games with 55 starts, and finished third in program history with 52 career assists. 23


community service S

Each year, American University student-athletes spend thousands of hours giving back to the local community. Whether waking up early to participate in a charity walk or directly interacting with those in need, student-athletes went out of their way to make a difference in the lives of individuals throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area.


The field hockey team participated in the Light the Night Walk, an annual event to raise awareness for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.



The lacrosse team participated in a Midnight Run to raise awareness about homelessness. They also acted as course marshals for the American Heart Association’s D.C. Heart Walk.



The volleyball team spent the day volunteering at a Washington, D.C. public elementary school shelving books and organizing and cleaning up the library. They also helped with the silent auction at the Greater Washington Sports Alliance’s annual Sneaker Ball Gala.

The men’s basketball team distributed new pairs of shoes for Samaritan’s Feet at a community center in Southeast Washington, D.C.




The swimming and diving teams participated in the 31st annual Sprint Four the Cure 5K run.



The wrestling team planted trees and spread mulch in April as part of American University’s annual Campus Beautification Day.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL The women’s basketball team gave back in a unique way, partnering with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to adopt Kayla Wenger, a 12-year-old suffering from a rare form of brain cancer. Kayla had courtside seats to AU home games and visited with the players in the locker room after each game. The team grew very close to Kayla and cites her as inspiration for its 14-0 run in the Patriot League regular season.

Each of American’s seven varsity women’s teams, as well as the cheer and dance squads, participated in National Girls and Women in Sports Day on February 4. Organized by the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), the event allowed AU student-athletes to lead skills clinics and sign autographs for kids of all ages following a women’s basketball game at Bender Arena. Hundreds of girls participated in the event, connecting with American’s student-athletes to learn more about each sport.






The women’s soccer team visited Bruce-Monroe Elementary School in March to read with students in honor of Dr. Seuss Day.


the jeff jones weekly radio show

The Jeff Jones Weekly Radio Show returned for its fourth season this year, airing every Saturday during the basketball season on Federal News Radio 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. area. Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Jones, Director of Athletics Keith Gill, and AU men’s basketball broadcaster Dan Laing were in studio each week to tape the show. This year’s special guests included Michael Wilbon from ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption, best-selling author John Feinstein, and AU alumni David Aldridge ‘87, Steven Goff ‘88, Betsy Fischer ‘92, ‘96, and Bram Weinstein ‘95.

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total episodes which featured… television personalities current or former American University coaches American University alumni representatives from charitable organizations

Each show is posted at and can be listened to by scanning here:

500th video In December, AU Athletics released its 500th video on Over the last three years, the department has produced highlight packages and off-thefield features for all of its teams and special events. Be sure to check out and AU Athletics’ YouTube channel to relive all the best moments! Watch the 500th video by visiting or by scanning here:

eye on the eagles Eye on the Eagles, AU Athletics’ 30-minute television show that airs on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, returned for its fourth season in 2011-12. Each show highlighted many of the events and personalities involved with the department, and included features such as ESPN’s Bram Weinstein’s return to campus and the men’s basketball team volunteering on the National Mall. Visit to watch past segments and be sure to tune in next year for another season of Eye on the Eagles! Scan the code here to watch past segments:



faculty vs. staff basketball classic

The second annual Faculty vs. Staff Basketball Classic took place in Bender Arena on October 12. Over 60 members of the AU campus community made up the two teams as the Faculty Team defeated the Staff Team, 36-32. The Faculty Team -- led by Provost Scott Bass, School of Public Affairs Dean William M. LeoGrande, Matt Bourdon from the School of Public Affairs, and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Matt Corkery -- began the game on a 9-0 run to take control. Once both sides settled in, the Staff Team clawed its way back into the game with a 12-0 spurt to begin the second half. The Staff Team coaching staff -- consisting of Eric Osborne from Facilities Management, Chief of Staff David Taylor, and Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Jones -- was unable to muster a late rally, however, as their squad fell short in the fourth quarter. In celebration of the Faculty’s victory, AU Athletics hung a championship banner in the rafters of Bender Arena at halftime of the men’s basketball game versus Lehigh on February 9.

“E “Eye on the Eagles,” AU At Athletics’ 30-minute television sh show, aired a feature on this ye year’s game, which can be wa watched on or by scanning here:

“It’s great to see Faculty and Staff from all corners of the university community come together and compete. The series is now tied at one game apiece and we’re looking forward to breaking that tie at next year’s game on October 15, 2012.” - Director of Athletics Keith Gill

bram weinstein event American University School of Communication alumnus and ESPN Sportscenter anchor Bram Weinstein ‘95 returned to campus in January to talk about his career in sports journalism. He joined Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Jones on his weekly radio show before speaking to a broadcast journalism class in the School of Communication. The day culminated in an open event at the Katzen Arts Center. Director of Athletics Keith Gill and Jones joined Weinstein on stage to discuss his experiences in professional broadcasting, his path to ESPN and how American University put him in a position to achieve his goals. The forum also featured a question-and-answer period, which gave students the opportunity to hear advice from one of the best in the business.

“It’s a huge honor to be asked to come back to speak at your alma mater, so I was ecstatic that they asked and was excited to return to campus.” - Bram Weinstein ’95 26

“Eye on the Eagles,” AU Athletics’ 30-minute television show, followed Weinstein all day long. The segment can be watched on or by scanning here:


steve jennings hall of fame induction

Head Field Hockey Coach Steve Jennings was inducted into the Zag Field Hockey Tours/NFHCA Hall of Fame on January 14 in Philadelphia, Pa. The eight-time Patriot League Coach of the Year was joined at the induction ceremony by over 30 former and current student-athletes, as well as a host of family members and friends. He was also honored at President Neil Kerwin’s house in May, where supporters and friends of the field hockey program joined the president in celebrating his induction. “I am unbelievably humbled by this incredible and totally unexpected honor,” Jennings said in his induction speech. “More than anything I have great pride that American University -- our program, staff and players, both current and former -- will be represented by this special recognition. I know that I am the recipient because of their support, hard work and skill.” In his 13 seasons at American, Jennings has won eight Patriot League Championships and holds an overall record of 172-83 (.675). He has led American to seven NCAA Tournament berths in the last nine years with two NCAA Elite Eight appearances in 2004 and 2005. He is also a two-time NFHCA Regional Coach of the Year, 2004 NFHCA Division I Coach of the Year and currently serves as a coach of the United States National Field Hockey Team. Jennings was a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team from 1991 to 1999 and played in over 90 international test matches. The highlight of his playing career came in 1996 when he represented the United States in the Centennial Olympic Games in Atlanta where he served as the team’s vice captain. Watch Jennings’ Hall of Fame speech by visiting or by scanning here:

“Steve is an enormous asset to American University and truly embodies the values of the AU community. He is certainly deserving of this honor, and we could not be more proud of his accomplishments.” - American University President Dr. Neil Kerwin ’71

library display

American University Athletics partnered with the Bender Library this spring to create an exhibit entitled “Basketball: An AU Tradition.” Located on the first floor of the library, the display featured banners, media guides, photographs and programs that showcased many of the milestones in the history of the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The exhibit helped foster a historical appreciation of the role basketball has played in the university community over the years. Following this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, many of the attendees stopped by the exhibit.

Head Men’s Basketball Coach Jeff Jones, AU Librarian Bill Mayer and Director of Athletics Keith Gill

“What a great partnership this is with AU Athletics and the Library - and I’m happy that we were able to promote our long basketball history through this initiative. Making connections of this type across campus is the true work of the University, and I’m lucky to have strong, positive collaborations with AU Athletics - Go Eagles!” - University Librarian Bill Mayer

faculty & staff appreciation BBQ American University Athletics hosted its fifth annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation BBQ on February 4 prior to the women’s basketball game versus Colgate. American’s student-athletes invited their professors and favorite staff members -- along with their families -- to the BBQ with over 250 members from the campus community attending. Student-athletes, coaches and athletics administrators were also on hand and Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach Josh Hutchinson addressed the crowd prior to tipoff.

“Our faculty and staff work so hard to support our student-athletes and we wanted to thank them for their efforts. This event has become a mainstay on the calendar each year and we look forward to honoring our faculty and staff again next season.” - Director of Athletics Keith Gill



student-athlete banquet

On May 6, American University’s teams, coaches and special guests came together at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bethesda, Md., for the end-of-the-year Student-Athlete Banquet. The evening began with a reception that honored American’s senior student-athletes and concluded with the naming of the Male and Female Senior Student-Athletes of the Year. AU President Dr. Neil Kerwin ’71 delivered the keynote address at the event.



1. American University President Dr. Neil Kerwin ‘71 2. Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Jake Patten and Super Iron Eagle Award winner Lisa Strack ‘12 3. Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Athena Argyropoulos ‘78, Head Wrestling Coach Teague Moore, Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year Ryan Flores ‘12, and Director of Athletics Keith Gill 4. Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Athena Argyropoulos ‘78, Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship Award winner Lauren Schoenberger ’12, and Barbara J. Reimann 5. Director of Athletics Keith Gill, Field Hockey MVP Tatum Dyer ‘12, and Head Field Hockey Coach Steve Jennings 6. Director of Athletics Keith Gill, Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Athena Argyropoulos ‘78, Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year Lisa Strack ‘12, and Head Women’s Basketball Coach Matt Corkery 7. Director of Athletics Keith Gill, Men’s Basketball MVP Charles Hinkle ‘12, and Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach Kieran Donohue 8. Director of Athletics Keith Gill, Men’s Soccer MVP Matt Makowski ‘12, and Head Men’s Soccer Coach Todd West







2011-12 award winners Male Senior Student-Athlete of the Year.................................... Ryan Flores ’12, Wrestling Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year ....................Lisa Strack ’12, Women’s Basketball * Voted on by American’s head coaches

Barbara J. Reimann Postgraduate Scholarship .............. Lauren Schoenberger ’12, Lacrosse * Awarded annually to a senior who has excelled athletically and academically, and has decided to continue his/her education after completing an undergraduate degree

Super Iron Eagle Award ............................................Lisa Strack ’12, Women’s Basketball * Recognizes student-athletes who have achieved Iron Eagle status by placing first or second in performance testing in their sport, pushing their physical limits, and encouraging their teammates to excel

Men’s Basketball MVP ...................................................................... Charles Hinkle Women’s Basketball MVP ....................................................................... Lisa Strack Men’s Cross Country MVP..................................................................Ryan Williams Women’s Cross Country MVP ....................................................... Octavia Rinehardt Field Hockey MVP ................................................................................. Tatum Dyer Lacrosse MVP ................................................................................ Kimberly Collins Men’s Soccer MVP .......................................................................... Matt Makowski Women’s Soccer MVP .................................................................. Michelle Montilio Men’s Swimming and Diving MVP.....................................................Bobby Ballance Women’s Swimming and Diving MVP ...................................................... Leah Breen Men’s Indoor Track and Field MVP ...........................................................Josh Olsen Women’s Indoor Track and Field MVP ...................................................Julia Sullivan Men’s Outdoor Track and Field MVP ....................................................... Mark Allen Women’s Outdoor Track and Field MVP...................................................Ali Tyburski Volleyball MVPs .................................................... Juliana Crum ’14, Rebecca Heath Wrestling MVP......................................................................................Ryan Flores


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Dear Alumni and Friends, Thank you for your support of our program which has been so very generous again, as always, this year!

our Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Please mark your calendars!

Over 200 Eagles Club members, alumni and friends joined us for our men’s basketball roadgame receptions in Washington, D.C., New York, Philadelphia and Worcester, Mass. Many of you also attended the pregame senior day ceremonies for each of our programs. And we were glad that so many alumni, including many former student-athletes, helped welcome the Class of 2012 as the newest members of AU alumni.

As you consider making your annual gift to the Eagles Club, we hope that you will be able to join us for the University’s All-American Alumni and Friends Weekend, which will be held on October 19 - 21, 2012. The weekend will include a number of fun events, including a golf outing on Friday, October 19, at 1757 Golf Club in Dulles, Va., and cheering on AU men’s soccer at a home game versus Navy on Saturday, October 20 at Reeves Field. And we hope that you will consider joining our Blue Crew 2 fan group, as well, another great way to show your school pride.

The Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame induction was a fantastic event this year, honoring former head men’s basketball coach Gary Williams and former basketball studentathlete Dickie Wells ‘65. The ceremony and lunch, which were held on campus in the Abramson Family Founders Room, brought together many AU Athletics Hall of Fame members, as well as Eagles Club members, alumni, and friends of the program. Next year,

Thank you for your generosity and for your involvement -- both of which are vital to helping us reach our goals of strengthening AU’s athletics programs and the entire AU community. For more details on joining the Eagles Club, making a donation, and attending special programs, please contact us or visit today!

David Bierwirth Senior Associate Director of Athletics (202) 885-3025

Brian Brantley Assistant Director of Development (202) 885-3104


eagles club donor list 1940’s Mrs. Margaret L. May ’46 Mr. Paul W. Scrimshaw ’48 and Mrs. Esther Scrimshaw Lt. Col. Kenneth M. Hiltz, Jr. ’49 and Mrs. Anne Hiltz Mr. Stanley M. Adelson ’49 and Mrs. Enid Adelson

1950’s Mr. H. George Latham ’50, ’58 and Mrs. Claire Latham Dr. Stanley J. Grogan ’50, ’55 and Mrs. Mary Grogan Mr. Harry C. Biser ’50, ’51 Col. James J. Schnitzer ’51 and Mrs. Mary Schnitzer Mr. William F. Patten ’51 and Mrs. Frances Patten Mr. Dick Taylor ’52 Mr. Charles N. Baer ’54 Mr. Jonah Gitlitz ’55 and Mrs. Sallie Gitlitz Mrs. Catherine Eckbreth ’58 and Walter L. Eckbreth ’55 * Mr. James A. Williams (’56, ’58) and Mrs. Diane Williams ’58 Mr. Walter P. Gallagher ’57 and Mrs. Julia Gallagher ’53 Mr. Richard P. Clifton ’57 Mr. John H. Nordlinger ’57 and Mrs. Susan Nordlinger Mr. Neil Sherman ’58 and Mrs. Bonnie Sherman Mr. Jack B. Jones ’58 Dr. Richard G. Smolka ’59, ’61 and Mrs. Margaret Smolka Dr. Philip D. Levy ’59 and Mrs. Rita Levy Mr. Edwin R. Thomas ’59

1960’s Mr. Paul L. Bainbridge ’60 Mr. Thomas R. Kurtz ’60 and Mrs. Marcia B. Kurtz ’61 Mr. Stephen Pasternak and Mrs. Beverly G. Pasternak ’63 Martin H. Cowen, Esq. ’63, ’66 and Mrs. Judith Cowen Mr. Glenn A. Ruggles ’63 and Mrs. Helen Ruggles Dr. Nanci I. Moore ’63 Mr. Bertram Rothenberg ’64 and Mrs. Eileen Rothenberg Mr. Earl O. Ellison ’64 Mr. Jack R. Law ’64 and Mrs. Gloria Law Mr. Edward Rice and Mrs. Mary E. Rice ’64 Dr. Vidvuds Celtnieks ’65 and Mrs. Jenna-Marie Celtnieks Capt. Robert R. Williams ’65 and Mrs. Sema Williams Dr. Depue H. Duffey ’65 and Mrs. Cheryl Duffey Mr. Michael W. Renick ’65 Mr. Leslie A. Mostow ’65 and Dr. Anita Mostow ’67 Karl W. Viehe, Esq. ’65, ’68, ’81 Dr. Gary R. Weaver (’65, ’67) and Ms. Martha Stevenson ’72 Mr. Peter J. Shanno ’66 Mr. Louis Kronthal and Mrs. Beverly A. Kronthal ’66 Mr. Michael Blachman ’66 and Mrs. Paula Levine Blachman ’66 Mr. William J. Gordon ’66 Mr. Robert A. Herskovitz ’67 and Mrs. Patricia Herskovitz ’68

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Mr. Herbert S. Taylor ’67 Mr. Michael F. Venuto ’67, ’73 and Mrs. Gail Venuto Mr. Joseph L. McSweeney ’68 Mr. Boots Nissenbaum ’68 and Mrs. Judith L. Nissenbaum Mr. Gary B. Eckstein ’68 and Mrs. Sandra Eckstein ’69 Mr. James H. Molloy ’68 and Mrs. Colleen Molloy Mr. J. Joseph Winterberg ’68 and Mrs. Dorothy Winterberg Mr. Jonathan N. Helfat ’68 and Mrs. Robin Helfat Mr. Theodore R. Ringelheim ’68 Mr. Howard M. Soltoff ’68 and Mrs. Jane Soltoff Walter M. Goldberg, Ph.D. ’68 Mr. H. Jonathan Kovler ’68 and Mrs. Sally Kovler Mr. Stanley I. Marks ’68 and Mrs. Lynda Marks ’70 Warren E. Gorman, Esq. ’69, ’72 and Ms. Andrea Lee Mr. George A. Whitehouse, CPA ’69 and Mrs. Katherine Whitehouse Mr. Stevan Levy and Mrs. Joyce Levy ’69 Mr. Stephen M. Shapiro ’69 Mr. Michael D. Robinson ’69 and Ms. Lisa Robinson Mr. Gary S. Horkey ’69 Mr. George R. Dellinger ’69, ’71 and Mrs. Kate Perry Mr. Edward J. Rochford ’69 and Mrs. Elaine Rochford Mr. Roger W. Bancroft, Jr. ’69

1970’s Mr. Stephen W. Hines ’70 and Dr. Barbara Hines ’74 Mr. David C. Driscoll ’70 and Ms. Ann Harrington Dr. Roy H. Lopata ’70 Dr. James D. Latham ’70 and Ms. Judy Latham Mr. Alan H. Stackman ’70 and Mrs. Donna Stackman Mr. Marc S. Goldstein ’70 and Ms. Karen Canova Mr. Richard G. Tomford ’70, ’81 Mr. Robert F. Cowdrey ’71 and Mrs. Elizabeth Cowdrey Dr. Gordon H. Shufelt (’71,’98) and Ms. Susan Shufelt ’71 Mr. Robert A. Weeks, II ’71 Mr. Glenn A. Geiger ’71, ’73 Mr. Scott N. Fein ’71 and Ms. Patricia Martinelli Mr. Elliot M. Schnier ’71 and Mrs. Jocelyn Schnier Mr. Alan L. Stiffelman ’71 and Ms. Tema Stiffelman Gary L. Lieber, Esq. ’74 and Mrs. Rosanne Lieber ’71 Dr. Gary N. Axelrad ’71 and Mrs. Harriet Axelrad ’70

Mr. Ronald L. Vogel ’72 and Mrs. Eileen Vogel Mr. Reid A. Fader ’71 and Mr. Reid Fader ’71 Mr. Bill Lane ’72 and Mrs. Kathryn Lane Mr. Mark P. Grabow ’73 and Mrs. Lori Grabow Dr. Steven B. Rosenbaum ’73 and Ms. Ilene Rosenbaum Mr. Mark J. Lewis ’73 and Mrs. Diane Lewis Dr. Richard Bennett and Dr. Sandra Baxter ’73 Sanford J. Parnes, Esq. (’73,’76) and Ms. Lydia Parnes ’74 Jeffrey L. Zyontz, Esq. ’78 Mr. Alan L. Meltzer ’73 and Mrs. Amy Meltzer Mr. John Lawton ’73 Mr. Frank E. Haddock ’74 and Mrs. Rosemary Haddock Robert J. Matty, Esq. ’74 and Mrs. Kathy Matty Mr. Joseph J. Friedl ’74 Mr. Lawrence J. Scheid ’74 and Mrs. Nora Scheid Mr. William A. Demharter ’74 Mr. Bertram W. Holman ’74 and Ms. Randysue Foster Mr. Andrew K. Pawlowski ’74 and Mrs. Joyce Pawlowski Mr. Marc W. Jaffe ’74 Mr. Jeffrey D. Berkman ’74 Mr. David A. Stuart ’74 and Mrs. Jacquelynn Stuart ’74 Mr. David R. Legge ’74 and Mr. David Legge ’74 Mr. James D. Simpson, III ’74 and Mrs. Shirley Simpson Mr. James B. Koenigsdorf ’74 Ms. Valerie R. Zeman ’74, ’91 Ms. Elizabeth G. Halas ’75 Mr. Peter Mehlert ’75 and Mrs. Ann M. Mehlert, Esq. ’84





AMERICANUNIVERSITY A. Jose Cortina, Esq. ’76 and Mrs. Sally Ann Cortina Mr. Frederick A. Kuhnen ’76 Mr. David I. Sheinfeld ’76 and Ms. Debra Sheinfeld Mr. Alan I. Asman ’76 and Mrs. Karen Asman Ms. Jan E. Balkin ’76 Mr. Mark H. Laks ’76 and Ms. Terri L. Laks ’81 Mr. Gerard T. Mallen ’76 and Mrs. Lisa Mallen Mr. Peter K. Shepard ’76 and Mrs. Lorna Shepard Mr. James R. Neurohr ’76 and Ms. Lisa Neurohr ’78 Mr. William G. Gosnell ’76 and Ms. Nanci Gosnell Mr. Gary H. Silber and Mrs. Elizabeth Silber ’77 Dr. Jack C. Cassell ’77 and Mrs. Denise Cassell Mr. Richard Rabicoff and Ms. Martha J. Schlenger ’77 Mr. Robert E. Feldmeier and Mrs. Carol Feldmeier Mr. James R. Neurohr ’76 and Mr. James Neurohr ’76 Mr. Theodore Judd and Mrs. Barbara A. Judd ’78 Dr. Robert C. Karch ’78 and Dr. Karen Karch ’81 Mr. Richard A. Hirsh ’78 and Mrs. Debra Hirsh Mr. Oliver Skinker and Ms. Athena L. Argyropoulos ’78 Ms. Donna V. Morrow ’78 Ms. Christina Kind ’78 Mr. Marc P. Zwetchkenbaum ’79 and Mrs. Linne Zwetchkenbaum Mr. Brian K. Sulmonetti ’79, ’83 and Mrs. Brenda Sulmonetti Mr. Kurt A. Bacci ’79 Mr. Raymond C. Voelkel ’79 and Mrs. Mona Voelkel Mr. William F. Howarth ’79



eagles club donor list 1980’s Mr. Randy Clouser ’80 and Mrs. Caroline James-Clouser Ms. Holly A. Butson ’80 Mr. Gary A. Greenberg ’80 Mr. Joseph H. McHugh ’92 and Mrs. Valerie McHugh Mr. James N. Andersen ’80 and Mrs. Patricia Andersen Mr. Loren L. Danielson ’80 and Mrs. Jamie Danielson ’81 Mr. Robert J. Kestenbaum ’80 Mr. Michael S. Stone ’80 Mr. Paul N. Argyropoulos ’80 and Mrs. Katheryn Argyropoulos Mr. William B. Mason, Jr. ’80 and Mrs. Susan Mason ’68 Mr. George G. Fitzpatrick ’80 and Mrs. Margaret Fitzpatrick Ms. Candace T. Thurman ’80 and Mr. Stephen Swift Mr. David R. Michaelson ’81 and Ms. Annette Osso Mr. James J. Callan ’81 and Ms. Jane Wendelin Mr. Marc N. Duber ’81 and Mrs. Nancy Duber ’82 Dr. Richard T. Braver ’81 Mrs. Donna F. Kehr ’82 Mr. Anthony A. Baldwin ’81 and Mrs. Cecilia Baldwin Mr. Hansell Stedman, MD and Ms. Lisa Evans ’82 Mr. Charles S. Davis ’82 and Mrs. Susan Davis ’83 Ms. Rhea K. Farberman ’82 and Ms. Jan Gustin ’83 Mr. Steven R. Wax ’82 Mr. William E. Ruvo ’82 Mr. Andrew R. Schechter ’82 and Mrs. Marcy Schechter ’83 Mr. Colin W. Uckert ’83 Mr. Christopher M. Gibbons ’84 and Mrs. Carol Gibbons ’82 Ms. Margaret J. Kappel ’83 Mr. Joshua Klein ’84 and Mrs. Wendy Klein Mr. John Neff and Ms. Anne G. Kaiser ’84 Ms. Margo E. Herron (’85, ’03) and Mr. Kurt Rumsfeld Mr. Lawrence Gordon ’83 and Mrs. Laura S. Gordon ’85 Mr. James G. Lutz ’85 and Mrs. Christine Lutz Mr. Michael E. Wade ’85 and Mrs. Angela Wade




Mr. Jeffrey T. Kampf ’85 Mr. John W. Hartel ’85 and Ms. Gina Hartel ’95 Mr. Charles H. Lydecker ’85 and Mrs. Christine Lydecker ’86, ’88 Ms. Hilary L. Hershey ’86 Ms. Catherine M. Poppe ’86 and Mr. James Poppe Mr. David Ferer ’86 and Mr. Perry Plybon Mr. Arthur S. Locke ’86 and Mrs. Lori Locke Dr. Domenic M. Caprice ’86 and Mrs. Valerie Caprice Ms. Ann B. Kerns ’86 Mr. David Aldridge ’87 and Ms. Diane Gross ’88 Mr. William A. Stone (’86, ’89) and Mrs. Carolyn C. Stone Mr. Scott Armstrong and Mrs. Sue E. Armstrong ’87, ’88 Steven J. Hamrick, Esq. (’87, ’93) and Mrs. Jacqueline Hamrick Mr. Jeffrey H. Greenberg ’87 and Mrs. Sarah Greenberg Mr. Bryan Hooper ’89 Ms. Lisa D. Rosenthal ’87 Mr. Noel Moenssens ’87 and Ms. Sandra Moenssens ’87 Ms. Cynthia K. Christy-Langenfeld ’88 and Mr. Randy Langenfeld Mr. Andrew J. Bon Salle ’90 Mr. Michael S. Lerner ’88 and Mrs. Irene Lerner Ms. Jennifer H. Steuart ’88 and Mr. Brad Steurt Mr. Stephen J. Marland ’89

1990’s Mr. Brian Murray and Mrs. Mamie R. Murray ’90 Mr. Richard P. Anderson ’90 and Mrs. Lisa Anderson Mr. Tim Elson and Mrs. Denise E. Elson ’90 Mr. Vincent Rex and Ms. Kathryn A. Rex ’90 Mr. Adam D. Greenberg ’90 and Mrs. Kimberly Greenberg Mr. Stephen J. Pfeil ’90 Ms. Clara I. Fernandez ’90 Mr. William P. Bayle ’90 Mr. Thomas Davis and Ms. Leigh A. Healy ’91 Mr. Kevin B. Epstein ’91 and Mrs. Lisa Epstein Mr. Edward N. Chaves ’91 Mr. Charles M. Gianni ’91 Mrs. Nancy L. Nixon ’91 and Mr. Steven Nixon Mr. James P. Stevens ’91 Mr. Barry Goldberg and Ms. Bonnie S. Covey-Goldberg ’92 Mrs. Kristine J. Newsome ’94 Mr. Matthew G. Spengler ’92 Dr. Milton Greenberg ’93 and Mrs. Sonia Greenberg Lt. Cmdr. Kevin A. Lane ’93 and Mrs. Ruth Ann Lane Mr. Jesse M. Lanier, Jr. ’94 and Mrs. Ellyn Kainey-Lanier Ms. Meghan K. McCleary ’94 Christopher W. Hembree, Esq. ’94 Ms. Z. Selin Hur ’94 Mr. Charles P. Griffin ’94 and Mrs. Jennifer Griffin ’94 Mr. Matthew S. McKee ’94 Mr. Craig Sedmak ’94 Ms. Jocelyn C. Hill ’94 Mr. Jeffrey C. Ritter ’95 Ms. Courtney N. Jones ’95

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eagles club donor list Ms. Amy J. Dorfmeister ’95 Ms. Gabriella Csepe ’96 and Mr. Ali Rezaiyan Mr. Robert Sherman and Ms. Rebecca M. Brudnick ’96 Mr. Tim Fudd ’96 Mr. Andrew M. Lacy ’97 Dr. Richard R. Bennett and Dr. Sandra Baxter ’97 Mr. David A. Rubel ’97 Ms. Stacy A. Gandia ’97 Mr. Benjamin T. Lyng ’97 Ms. Bridget M. Bowers ’97 Mr. Jeffrey L. Wright ’97 Mr. Jeremi Tyler and Ms. Rachel H. Tyler ’98 Mr. Toby S. Hampson ’98 Mr. Kyle R. Cruley ’98 and Mrs. Sara Cruley ’98 Mr. Neal A. Sharma ’98 and Ms. Angela Sharma ’98 Mr. John Murino and Mrs. Andrea A. Murino ’98 Mr. Steven J. Franzke ’98 Mr. Brian M. Wade ’98 Mrs. Eleni V. Kotsis ’99, ’08 Mr. Stephen A. Tolbert, Jr. ’99 and Mrs. Christine Tolbert Ms. Stacey S. Samuels ’99 Mr. Kevin Clark and Mrs. Michelle E. Clark ’99 Mr. Adam S. Nadelhaft ’00 and Ms. Allison Nadelhaft ’00

2000’s Mr. William P. Rayel ’00 Miss Rachel W. Bingham ’00 Mr. Gregory S. Gadren ’00, ’02 Mr. Tarek R. Mahfouz ’00 and Ms. Giovanna Mahfouz Mr. Kieran Donohue and Mrs. Erika A. Donohue ’01 Mr. Richard H. Cohen ’01 Ms. Sarah R. Shah ’02 Ms. Nicole A. Bogusky ’02 Ms. Ashley C. Philips ’’02, ’03 Mr. Brett A. Colton ’02 Mrs. Laura A. Campbell ’03 and Mr. John Campbell Mr. Chad E. Young ’03 Ms. Karla Kucerkova ’03, ’05 Mr. Andrew B. Block ’03 Ms. Anabel E. Jimenez ’04 Mr. Paul G. Servidio ’04 Mr. Matthew P. Pelligrino ’04, ’05 Mr. David M. Seymour ’04 Ms. Sabrina L. Vasconcelos ’04 Mr. Robert W. Rosen ’05 Mr. Shawn D. Kuykendall ’05 Ms. Jessica Roach ’05 Christy Maes ’05 Mr. Nicholas J. Zaron ’05 Mr. Matthew G. Barresi (’05, ’11) and Mrs. Carol Barresi Mr. Saif Khan and Mrs. Bailey A. Khan ’05 Mr. Peter B. Rosen ’05 Mr. Thomas R. Myers ’05 Ms. Megan Simpson ’05, ’07 Mr. Ian M. Forbes ’05 Mr. Sean P. Duffy ’05 Mr. Christopher W. Schieffer ’05 Ms. Lucia A. Thayer ’06 Ms. Lindsay B. Carroll ’06 Ms. Stephanie F. McInerney ’06 Ms. Keira D. Carlstrom ’06 Ms. Kellie A. Cavalier ’07 Mr. Daniel T. Beardslee ’07 Mr. Andre D. Ingram ’07 Ms. Christina K. Wright ’07 Mr. J. D. Teitelman ’07, ’10 Mr. Joseph A. Wilensky ’08 and Ms. Heather Buckner ’10 Ms. Chelsa N. Brooks ’08



13 Mr. Jonathan W. Maresch ’08 Mr. Brendan J. Fennell ’08 Mr. Travis Lay ’08 Mr. Brian J. McCabe ’08 Rev. Phillip R. Bradley ’08 Mr. Joe Vidulich ’08 Mr. Marc P. Tomik ’08 Mr. Christopher L. Stout ’08, ’09 Mr. Adam S. Twersky ’08 Ms. Kira E. Sonberg ’08, ’10 Mr. Keith L. Raynor ’09 Ms. Christina M. Nash ’09 Mr. Carl A. Seip ’09 Dr. William DeLone and Ms. Debra A. Brown-Delone ’09

2010’s Mr. Alex C. Ussia ’10 Mr. Kevin Eng ’10 Ms. Laura K. Anderson ’10 Ms. Lindsay M. Rowland ’11 Ms. Lisa R. Schaaf ’11 Mr. Matthew S. Thomas ’11

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY & FRIENDS Mr. Chad Ackley Mr. Richard J. Addie and Ms. Joan S. Addie Mr. Anthony H. Ahrens Mr. and Mrs. Walter Aksionoff Mr. Richard J. Ambrose, Jr. and Dr. Honor M. Wolfe Mr. Adam Hahn and Ms. Lisa Arakaki Mr. Bill V. Atten Mr. Richard Baumgartner and Dr. Cynthia Baumgartner Mr. Ben Becker Mr. Robert Bennett Dr. Stephanie M. Bennett-Smith Mr. David Bierwirth and Mrs. Chandra Bierwirth Mr. Allen Binder Mr. Richard S. Binstein and Ms. Nina M. Binstein Mr. and Mrs. William J. Black

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2012 Men’s Basketball Alumni Day Hall of Fame members at 2012 Hall of Fame Induction ceremony Reverend Joseph Eldridge and Hall of Famer Bill Ruvo ‘85 2010 Patriot League Volleyball Championship Team at banner-unveiling ceremony Hall of Famer Dr. Bob Karch ‘78 and Hall of Famer Pete Mehlert ‘72 2011 Men’s Soccer Alumni Day 2011 Field Hockey Alumnae Day Tony Baldwin ‘81 and Head Field Hockey Coach Steve Jennings 2012 Men’s Soccer Alumni Game 2011 Swimming and Diving Alumni Meet 2012 Women’s Soccer Alumnae Day 2012 Women’s Basketball Alumnae Day 2012 Lacrosse Alumnae Day

Mr. Dan and Mrs. Parkie Blaylock Mr. J Curtis Boatman Mr. and Mrs. Timothy W. Borshoff Mr. Brian Brantley Dr. Peter H. Breen and Mrs. Rita L. Breen Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Brenner Ms. Megan C. Broad Mr. Daniel L. Bruey Mr. Peter W. Brusoe Mr. and Mrs. David A. Bucciero Mr. Howard Burstock Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Carroll Mr. Dennis R. Casale and Mrs. Anne M. Casale Mr. Michael Collins Mr. Timothy G. Connors and Ms. Susan L. Connors Mr. Duane E. Cramer and Mrs. Deborah E. Cramer Mr. and Mrs. Marc E. Daniel Mr. Sean P. Dash Mr. Mark S. Davin Mr. and Mrs. Kevin P. Donohue


Mrs. Debra Slattery and Mr. James B. Slattery Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sonberg Mr. John Stasiewicz Ms. Lynn Stevens Mr. Richard Stoner Mr. Ron Strack and Mrs. Joanne Strack Ms. Nancy Sullivan Mr. David E. Taylor and Mrs. Charlotte Taylor Mr. and Mrs. Francesco Tortorici Visual Aids Electronics Corporation Ms. LaTonya M. Watson Ms. Margaret A. Weekes Mr. and Mrs. Todd West Mr. K. Patrick Williams Mr. Michael L. Williamson and Mrs. Donna E. Warner Mr. Corey A. Witherspoon Mrs. Leslie A. Wong and Mr. Quincey R. Johnson Mr. Kenny Woodruff Dr. Gary K. Wright


Mr. John O’Brien Ms. Leslie O’Flahavan Mr. Clifford I. Olsen and Ms. Mary E. Olsen Mr. Justin M. Peterson Mr. and Mrs. Martin L. Pfeifer Ms. Julie A. Phillips and Mr. Vernon E. Torney Mr. Joseph W. Piorun and Mrs. Sharon F. Piorun Mr. and Ms. John Pitas Mr. Mark B. Ponski and Mrs. Jennifer A. Ponski Mr. Dale S. Poole and Ms. Robbins H. Poole Mr. Bruce S. Ramo and Mrs. Linda P. Ramo Ms. Anna K. Reimann Ms. Barbara J. Reimann Mr. and Ms. Rick Richardson Mr. Robert L. Robbins and Mrs. Greta Robbins Ms. Karen L. Robinson Ms. Claire Rooney Mr. Jerry L. Rosburg Dr. David Roscher Mr. Robert D. Rosen Dr. Eric S. Rothenberg and Mrs. Carol A. Rothenberg Mr. David Sakai and Mrs. Donna Sakai Mr. Marc Sallzman Mr. Malcolm Schoenberger and Mrs. Maureen Schoenberger Mrs. Mary Schoof Mr. Bernard Schulz Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Shinkman Ms. Caroline Silby Dr. Richard S. Silverman and Mrs. Mary M. Silverman Dr. Rita J. Simon


Lacrosse Associate Director of Athletics Jessica Hegmann, Director of Athletics Keith Gill, Head Coach Laura Campbell and alumni representative Amy Jones ‘99, WCL/JD ‘03 pose for a photo with Bernadette Maher ’12 and her family on Senior Day.

Women’s Basketball senior student-athletes Lisa Strack ’12, Ebony Edwards ’12 and Tori Halvorsen ’12 with their families, Head Coach Matt Corkery, alumni representative Gerry Malitz ‘72, Associate Director of Athletics/SWA Athena Argyropoulos ’78, and Director of Athletics Keith Gill.


Mr. John H. Driscoll, Sr. and Mrs. Nancy F. Driscoll Mr. John P. Duffy Flavia Durso Steve Eigenbrot Mr. Richard Esposito and Ms. Debra J. Esposito Mr. Tim Eye Mr. Paul J. Farthing Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fayfich Mr. Michael S. Feierman and Mrs. Annette M. Feierman Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Fischer Mr. Joe Fisher and Ms. Cindy Fisher Mr. Mark J. Gabrielson and Mrs. Betsy B. Gabrielson Mr. Kevin J. Gertz and Ms. Elizabeth M. Gertz Mr. Riccardo Giberti and Mrs. Monica Giberti Mr. Keith Gill and Ms. Tiffany Speaks Mr. Alfred Glover and Ms. Debra Glover Mr. Harvey Goodman and Ms. Shari Goodman Mr. James Grafft and Mrs. Heidi Grafft Mr. James L. Greenberg and Mrs. Cheryl N. Greenberg Mrs. Joan Grimm Dr. Gail S. Hanson and Mr. John Hanson Dr. Thomas R. Harrison and Ms. Carolyn Cassell Harrison Mr. Anthony P. Hays Mr. Kris V. Hazard Mr. William R. Helm Mr. Anthony C. Hendra and Mrs. Carla C. Hendra Mr. Larry Hendrix and Ms. Patsy Hendrix Dr. David L. and Mrs. Lisa Higgins Ms. Jocelyn C. Hill Ms. Irene Hinsdale Dr. David S. Hirschler Mr. Richard Humphreys Charles N. Internicola Dr. Sarah Irvine Belson and Mr. Stephen Belson Mr. Milton L. Jackson Vasudevan Jagannathan Mr. Jeffrey A. Jones and Mrs. Danielle Jones Mr. Mark B. Karstetter Mr. Eugene Kiely and Ms. Theresa Kiely Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Kudravetz Cameron Lane Mr. John R. Larkin and Mrs. Donna M. Larkin Dr. Michel Le Goc and Mrs. Jacqueline Grapin Le Goc Mr. Gregory Leininger and Ms. Ruth Leininger Mr. Richard A. Levine and Ms. Andrea Levine Mr. and Mrs. Alan Lipp Mr. Clarence Long Mr. James Loughran Mr. Lawrence Lumpkins Mr. and Mrs. Ron Luptak Mr. John F. Lutz and Mrs. Kimberly A. Lutz Ms. Anne G. Lyons Mr. and Mrs. Donald P. MacKin Mr. Jeffrey Madison Mr. William J. Maher, Jr. and Mrs. Veronica R. Maher Ms. Alyssa A. Martori Mr. Gerald B. Martori and Ms. Jeanne M. Martori Mr. Demetrios J. Matsakis and Dr. Rebecca R. Matsakis Mr. Mark McCabe and Mrs. Beth McCabe Mr. Edward McCarty and Mrs. Kelly McCarty Mr. Thomas M. McCormack and Mrs. Rebecca A. Varner Mr. and Mrs. Patrick M. McEvoy Ms. Darlene McGeorge and Mr. Troy McGeorge Mr. Robert C. McMackin and Ms. Peggy G. McMackin Mr. and Mrs. Roger S. Moffat Mr. Jahangir Mohandesi and Mrs. Jila Mohandesi Mr. Edward Morba and Ms. Nancy Morba Dr. Walter Morgan and Ms. Anne Morgan Mr. Richard C. Morrissey

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Men’s Basketball Former men’s basketball student-athlete Travis Lay ‘08, Director of Athletics Keith Gill, American University President Dr. Neil Kerwin ’71 and Head Coach Jeff Jones with Simon McCormack ’12 and his parents on Senior Day.



stafford h. “pop” cassell hall of fame members 1970’s

Mark L. Grabow, CAS/BA ‘73

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 1998 Kermit Washington, CAS/BA ‘73

Men’s Basketball• Inducted: 1985 Kurt Kuykendall, SPA/BS ‘74

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 1996 Dave Reinhart, CAS/BA ‘74

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 2004 Gary Cohen, SOC/BS ‘75

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 2004 Peter Mehlert, CAS/MED ‘75

Men’s Soccer Coach • Inducted: 1998 Wilbur Thomas, KSB/BS ‘75

Men’s Basketball• Inducted: 2003 Dr. Robert Karch, CAS/DOCT ‘78

Hall of Fame members at 2012 induction

David Carrasco


Wrestling Coach • Inducted: 2007

Athletics Director, Men’s Basketball Coach, Baseball Coach • Inducted: 1998

Robert W. Lamon, CAS/BA ‘50


Men’s Basketball, Baseball • Inducted: 1972

Virginia E. Hawke

John Wakefield, CAS/BS ‘50

Mark Smith, CAS/BS ‘80

Teacher, Coach, Administrator • Inducted: 1994

Men’s Basketball, Baseball • Inducted: 1973

Barbara Reimann

John D. Briggs, CAS/BA ‘51

Administrator, Coach, Professor • Inducted: 2001

Men’s Swimming • Inducted: 1972

Gary Williams

Leroy Ishman, CAS/BS ‘51

Coach, Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2012

Men’s Basketball, Baseball • Inducted: 1995 Richard N. Taylor, KSB/BS ‘52

1920’s W. James Birthright ’28

Basketball, Football • Inducted: 1969 Bruce R. Kessler, Sr. CAS/BA ’29

Basketball, Football • Inducted: 1969

1930’s Ethel Smith, CAS/BA ‘31, CAS/MA ‘33

Women’s Basketball, Field Hockey • Inducted: 1996 George William Olsen ’32

Men’s Basketball, Football • Inducted: 1971 Oscar H. Sells CAS/BA ’33, CAS/MA ’34

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 1973 Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell KSB/BS ’36

Baseball • Inducted: 1972 Jimmy Williams, CAS/BS ‘56, CAS/MA ‘58

Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball Coach • Inducted: 2000 Frank Weiss, CAS/BS ‘58, WCL/JD ‘61

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 1999


Baseball • Inducted: 2009 Ed Tapscott, WCL/JD ‘80

Men’s Basketball Coach • Inducted: 2006 Bill Ruvo, KSB/BA ‘82

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2009 Gordon Austin, CAS/BS ‘83

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2001 Jacqui Frazier-Lyde, SPA/BA ‘83

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 2005 Darsi Smith Wilson, SOC/BA ‘84

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 1996 David Nakhid, SIS/BA ‘87

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2005 Jody Thornton Powell, SOC/BA ‘87

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 1999

Ed Clements, CAS/BA ‘60

Frank Ross, SOC/BA ‘87

Baseball, Men’s Basketball, Men’s Cross Country, Track and Field • Inducted: 2003

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2007

Fritz M. Maier, CAS/BA ‘62

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2000

Keith Trehy, CAS/BS ‘87

Wrestling• Inducted: 1973

Beth Shearer-Clark, CAS/BS ‘88

William S. “Willie” Jones, CAS/BA ‘64

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 1999

Men’s Basketball, Baseball • Inducted: 1971

John Diffley, KSB/BSBA ‘89

Vince Celtnieks, CAS/BA ‘65

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2006

Men’s Soccer, Cross Country, Men’s Track and Field, Crew, Wrestling • Inducted: 1985


Dickie Wells, CAS/BA ‘65

Michael Brady, SOC/BA ‘92

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2012

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 1997

James Hackett, KSB/BS ‘66

Sergio Lopez, CAS/BA ‘92

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 2000

Men’s Swimming • Inducted: 2001

George L. Brown, CAS/BA ‘40

William Mason, KSB/BS ‘66, KSB/MA ‘80

Liz Pike, SOC/BA ‘94

Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s Track and Field, Football • Inducted: 1970

Baseball, Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 1985

Women’s Soccer • Inducted: 2011

Ray (Crowe) West, CAS/BA ‘66

Hugo “Dutch” Schulze, CAS/BS ‘41, CAS/MA ‘61

Brian Gilgeous, KSB/BSBA ‘95

Men’s Diving • Inducted: 2011

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2004

Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Football, Coach, Athletics Director • Inducted: 1969

Arthur Beatty, Jr., CAS/BA ‘69

Gabriella Csepe, KSB/BSBA ‘96

Men’s Basketball • Inducted: 2005

Women’s Swimming • Inducted: 2008

Bartley A. Fugler, CAS/BA ‘48

Andrew “Butch” Bell III, CAS/BA ‘69, CAS/MED ‘70

Julia Behr, SOC/BA ‘97, SOC/MFA ‘00

Men’s Basketball, Football, Baseball, Men’s Tennis Inducted: 1969

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 1985

Field Hockey • Inducted: 2009

Peter Chen, KSB/BS ‘69, KSB/MA ‘73

Robert H. Frailey, CAS/BS ‘49, CAS/MA ‘64

Mary Klima, KSB/BS ‘98

Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 1997

Women’s Basketball • Inducted: 2010

Teacher, Coach, Administrator • Inducted: 1994

Anne C. Monahan, CAS/BA ‘69

Scott Pearson, SPA/BA ‘98

Albert Nencioni, CAS/BA ‘49

Field Hockey • Inducted: 1995

Men’s Soccer • Inducted: 2008

Men’s Basketball, Football, Coach, Athletics Director Inducted: 1970 Joseph P. Carlo CAS/BA ’38

Football, Men’s Track and Field, Boxing Inducted: 1969


Men’s Track and Field • Inducted: 1997

Stacey-Ann Siu Butt, KSB/BSBA ‘98

Field Hockey • Inducted: 2008 Vendula Kurcova, KSB/BS ‘99


Volleyball • Inducted: 2010


hall of fame members



Dr. Robert Karch ‘78


Vendula Kurcova ‘99


Michael Brady ‘92


Gabriella Csepe ‘96


Liz Pike ‘94


Kurt Kuykendall ‘74


Ed Clements ‘60


Sergio Lopez ‘92


Peter Chen ‘69, ‘73


Stacey Siu-Butt ‘97


Mary Klima ‘98


Brian Gilgeous ‘93


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stafford h. “pop” cassell hall of fame


On February 25, 2012, American University inducted its 43rd class into the Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame. Honorees included former men’s basketball student-athlete Dickie Wells ‘65, posthumously, and men’s basketball coach Gary Williams.

Ed Wells receives the honor on behalf of his brother, Dickie Wells ‘65

Wells was one of the greatest centers to ever take the floor for American, and his impact on the men’s basketball program is still apparent when looking through the record books today. He is ranked second all-time with 1,184 career rebounds, sixth with 433 rebounds in a single season and 22nd with 1,220 career points. Known around campus as “Big Slim,” Wells led the Eagles to three consecutive Mason-Dixon and Eastern Regional NCAA titles. He was the first Eagle to receive All-America honors when he was named a Little College AllAmerica Honorable Mention in 1958. Wells was also the first African-American player at American and in the Mason-Dixon Conference. “I am very, very proud of Dickie and very emotional about this because I know what he went through to earn his place in the Hall of Fame,” Dickie’s brother, Ed Wells, remarked. “I really appreciate the efforts of American University. I’m just overjoyed to be here.”

Gary Williams during his induction speech

During his four years at the helm of the men’s basketball program, Williams compiled a .632 winning percentage and a 72-42 overall record. He led American to two consecutive 20-win seasons — the first since the 1959-60 season — as well as two National Invitation Tournament berths. He coached three 1,000-point scorers, including American’s all-time leading scorer Russell “Boo” Bowers, who finished his career with 2,056 total points. He also developed American’s all-time assists leader, Gordon Austin ’84, who completed his career with 691 assists. “I never looked at myself, when I was a high school coach, as ever being a head coach in college, and American U. gave me that opportunity,” Williams said. “I’d just like to thank American U. for this great honor. To be inducted with Dickie Wells makes it even more special.” Sponsored by the Cassell family, the Stafford H. “Pop” Cassell Hall of Fame was founded in 1969 to recognize the achievement of individuals associated with the American University Department of Athletics and Recreation. Outside of jersey retirement, induction into the Cassell Hall of Fame is the highest honor that American University can bestow upon a former student-athlete, coach or athletics administrator.

CALL FOR NOMINAT IONS The Department of Athletics and Recreation is now accepting nominations for induction into the 44th class of the Cassell H. “Pop” Hall of Fame, which will be honored on Saturday, February 16, 2013. To nominate a deserving former student-athlete, coach or administrator who has made an unparalleled contribution to American University Athletics, visit and fill out the online nomination form.


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