Bentley University 2009 Field Hockey Media Guide Falcon Facts & Staff
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Location ............................................................... 175 Forest Street ............................................................ Waltham, Mass. 02452-4705 Founded ....................................................................................... 1917 Founder ........................................................... Harry Clark Bentley President ............................................... Gloria Cordes Larson, JD Enrollment .................................................................................. 4,016 Conference .......................................... Northeast-10 Conference Home Court .................................................. Dana Center (2,600) Colors ............................................................................. Blue & Gold Nickname ............................................................................... Falcons Web site ................................................ www.bentleyfalcons.com
About the University ..................................................................... 2-8
Athletics Director ............ Bob DeFelice (Boston College ’63) Office Phone ......................................................... 781-891-2332 Asst. Athletics Director .......... Sandy Hoffman (Springfield ’80) Asst. Athletics Director ......... Cindy Scott (Memphis State ’75) Asst. Athletics Director ....... Kevin Loftus (UMass-Lowell ’92)
Records & History .................................................................... 23-25
Field Hockey Coach ........................... Jessica King (Bentley ‘97) Office Phone ......................................................... 781-891-2335 E-Mail ............................................................ firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Coach ............................... Rachael Johnson (Lasell ‘08) Office Phone ......................................................... 781-891-2335 E-Mail ..................................................... email@example.com Assistant Coach ........ Laura Thibodeau (U. of Connecticut ‘04) Office Phone ......................................................... 781-891-2335 E-Mail .................................................. firstname.lastname@example.org
Postseason Action ..................................................................... 23
Administration ................................................................................... 9 Athletic Administration ........................................................... 10-11 Coaching Staff .................................................................................. 12 Last Year in Review .................................................................. 21-22 Northeast-10 Conference ............................................................ 26 Player Profiles ............................................................................ 14-20 Career & Season Leaders ........................................................ 24 Honor Roll .................................................................................. 25 Individual and Team Records ................................................... 24 Series Records ............................................................................ 25 Year-by-Year Records ............................................................... 23 Roster ................................................................................................ 21 Schedule ............................................................................ Back cover 2001 National Champions ................................ Inside back cover
Sports Information Director ................ Dick Lipe (Bentley ’77) Office Phone ......................................................... 781-891-2334 Home Phone ......................................................... 781-893-6329 Fax ........................................................................... 781-891-2648 Cell Phone ............................................................. 781-223-5410 E-Mail ............................................................. email@example.com Asst. Sports Information Dir. ...................... Kyle Mack (Iona ‘06) Office Phone ......................................................... 781-891-2417 E-Mail ......................................................... firstname.lastname@example.org Head Athletic Trainer ..... Brooks Farry (SUNY-Brockport ’87) Athletic Trainer .................... Meg Zajicek (Ohio University ‘90) Asst. Trainer & Fitness Coordinator .................. Charlie Carkin (UMass-Boston ’92) This brochure was designed, written and typeset by Sports Information Director Dick Lipe, with assistance from Assistant SID Kyle Mack. Cover design by the Pack Network of Boston, Mass. (packnetwork.com). Photos by Richard Orr (www.richardorrsports.com) and SportsPix (www.sportspix.biz). Further information concerning Bentley athletics can be obtained by contacting Sports Information Director Dick Lipe by phone (office, 781-891-2334, or cell, 781-223-5410), fax (781-891-2648), e-mail (email@example.com) or by mail (175 Forest Street, Waltham, Mass. 02452-4705).
ON THE COVER: Senior captains Allison St. Jean, Christina Lowe and Alyssa Sliney will be looking to lead Bentley to another NCAA tournament berth in 2009.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY THIS IS BENTLEY
Bentley University is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader — one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. Today, the challenges of a rapidly changing world have made business skills and experiences hot commodities. More students are considering business as the foundation of their higher education experience, and considering Bentley in the process. With our unique blend of business, technology and the liberal arts, Bentley provides students with relevant, practical and transferable skills. At Bentley, we blend the breadth and technological strength of a large university with the values and student focus of a small college. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts — all with a strong foundation in technology. Bentley students interact with a faculty of experienced teachers with real-world research and consulting experience, and enjoy a vibrant campus teeming with athletic, social and cultural opportunities. They can choose majors, minors and courses that fully explore the impact of information technology including e-marketing, cyber psychology, journalism for the World Wide Web, web design, IT and public relations, IT auditing, cyberlaw, and information economics. At the McCallum Graduate School, a broad array of offerings, including PhDs in Business and Accountancy, MBA, Master of Science and certificate programs, emphasize the impact of technology on business practice. Our faculty continues to develop the next wave of curricula, emphasizing IT-enabled business processes and careers in knowledgebased professional services.
Academic Programs Bentley offers a remarkable array of specialized business courses, from the Business Core curriculum to elective courses for majors and minors. This depth of offerings, combined with our emphasis on information technology and hands-on experience in state-of-the-art learning labs, prepares students to succeed in a fast-paced, complex world. The arts and sciences join business as an integral component of a Bentley education. In fact, half of the undergraduate courses are in arts and sciences disciplines – called the General Education Core.These courses expand a student’s frame of reference and build skills in critical thinking, decision-making, communication and other areas essential for well-rounded professionals. Whether in business or the arts and sciences, academic programs at Bentley emphasize both theory and practice. Students gain a firm grasp of the historical, societal and other forces that shape a discipline such as management or international studies. Meanwhile, course projects, internships, and service-learning assignments enable students to test business principles and concepts in corporate and nonprofit settings. Bentley professors link theory and practice not only in teaching but in their own research. The topics they investigate are rooted in the complex challenges that leading companies face every day. While the curriculum offers a breadth and depth usually found only at larger universities, the experience at Bentley is student centered. We are a teaching-focused university that offers a personal experience, with small classes and an excellent faculty-student ratio of 1 to 12. There are no lecture halls at Bentley. All of our courses are taught by professors – not graduate assistants – who put a premium on first-rate teaching, research and advising.
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Business Core Beginning in fall 2009, a significantly enhanced Business Core will be available to Bentley students.All first-year students will study the ethical and legal environment of business, enriched by resources in Bentleyâ€™s Cyber Law Center, as well as accounting and finance. Supported by a generous Ernst & Young Foundation grant, improved methods for learning accounting and finance are a hallmark of the new Core. Information technology tools and systems management are integrated into business statistics, as well as into another innovative course on business processes, which also integrates marketing, operations, accounting and finance. Project management and team skills development
English, philosophy, and other humanities subjects; and mathematics and the natural sciences. The General Education Core includes the First-Year Seminar, a program designed to help get their college career off to a good start. Led by teams of staff and students, the seminar introduces freshmen to topics such as academic planning, faculty expectations, group process, student responsibilities, individual learning styles, diversity, gender issues, and interpersonal communication. Students also take an introductory course that covers the broad principles of information technology and the specifics of computing resources at Bentley.
will be featured in the third-year Integrated Business Project course. The organizational behavior course will focus on valuing diversity. Students will assess their intercultural relationship skills, which will be re-assessed in the capstone global strategy course to gauge the impact of international education opportunities Bentley offers, including semester- and year-long overseas study. As part of a continuing effort to enable students to understand the important linkages between business and the arts and sciences, the fourcourse Finance, Management, and Marketing minors have been improved by requiring students to choose one course from a list of Arts and Sciences electives related to the minor. In addition, all Bachelor of Arts majors now require students to complete the Business Studies Minor, which consists of five courses from the first two years of the revised General Business Core.
Located in Waltham, Mass. on 163 acres, Bentley is just 10 miles west of Boston and a short, free shuttle ride from Harvard Square in Cambridge. Both cities provide vast resources for internships, job opportunities and cultural events. Bentley is easily accessible from the Massachusetts Turnpike, Route 95 and the Waltham MBTA Station.
Bachelorâ€™s Degree Programs Accountancy Computer Information Systems Corporate Finance and Accounting Economics-Finance Finance History Information Design and Corporate Communication Information Systems Audit and Control International Studies
One cannot sustain long-term success in the world of business unless they know about much more than just business. Thatâ€™s why Bentley puts such an emphasis on providing a broad and rich education. Our graduates are literate, articulate, well-read, independent-thinking individuals with a keen understanding of global issues, civic responsibility and business ethics. Half of the courses required in the General Education Core are in the arts and sciences. Students are exposed to a wide range of subjects in the behavioral and social sciences (psychology and history, for example);
Global Studies Liberal Arts Management Managerial Economics Marketing Mathematical Sciences Media and Culture Philosophy (Business Ethics)
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY THIS IS BENTLEY At a Glance History f Founded by Harry C. Bentley in 1917 as a school of accounting and finance. f Offered first four-year Bachelor of Science program in 1961. f Moved from downtown Boston to Waltham, Mass., in 1968 to accommodate growing enrollment and student demand for education blending academic study and extracurricular opportunities. f Approved in 1971 to grant both BS and BA degrees; changed name to Bentley College. f Graduate School of Business founded in 1974. f The Mobile Computing program, one of the first in the country, is launched in 1985.The program provides all freshmen with a networkready laptop computer with fully loaded software. f In late 1990s, Bentley pioneered integration of information technology into the core business curriculum and positions itself as the school for the information age. f The graduate school is named for 1967 alumnus Elkin B. McCallum in honor of a generous gift made by the McCallum Family Foundation in 1999. f The Smith Academic Technology Center opens in 2000 to serve as the focal point for business and technology initiatives on campus. f Two additional residence halls open on the Southeast campus in 2001, helping to offset growing demand for on-campus housing among undergraduates. A new baseball field debuts too, named in honor of the school’s first and only baseball coach, Robert A. DeFelice. The athletic expansion project also includes a new soccer field, an outdoor track and six tennis courts. f Bentley expands its campus to the Middle East in 2002 with the “Bentley in Bahrain” program in partnership with Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance (BIBF). Program offers students in Bahrain and surrounding Gulf States the opportunity to learn from Bentley professors and earn a Bentley degree. f Third residence hall, housing 285 students, opens in 2004 f In 2005, launched the Liberal Studies Major – a first-of-its-kind program for a business school in which students major in business and the liberal arts, and receive credentials in both. Construction is completed on two apartment-style residence halls on Forest Street, now known as the North Campus. f Doctoral program debuts in fall 2006. Construction on on two additional apartment-style buildings is completed. Renovation and expansion of Dana Athletic Center and Bentley Library is completed. f Bentley becomes a university. The Massachusetts Board of Higher Education approves Bentley’s request to change its designation and name to become Bentley University, effective October 2, 2008. Campus and Location f Set on 163 acres in Waltham, Massachusetts. f Minutes west of Boston. f Free daily shuttle from campus to Harvard Square in Cambridge. Enrollment: Fall 2009 f Undergraduate students: 4,016 full time; 243 part time f Graduate students: 1,405; PhD students: 30. f Average undergraduate class size: 24 f Average graduate class size: 21 f International students represent 9 percent of the undergraduate student population and 18 percent of graduate students. f More than 83 percent of fulltime undergraduates live on campus. Faculty f More than 480 full- and parttime faculty members, who
Professors are accessible, committed to excellent teaching and advising as well as to pursuing research and scholarship in their field. Faculty-student ratio is 1 to 12
Curriculum f A leader in integrating information technology into the business curriculum. f Bentley’s mission is to create new knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences and to educate creative, ethical and socially responsible organizational leaders. f Bachelor of science degrees in 11 business fields; bachelor of arts degrees in six arts and sciences disciplines. f The graduate school emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice and offers PhD programs in Business and Accountancy, the Bentley MBA with 16 areas of concentration, an integrated MS+MBA, seven Master of Science degrees, and custom executive education programs. Rankings f U.S.News and World Report ranks Bentley #48 overall in the Best Business Programs section. In the business specialties category Bentley’s Management Information Systems ranked #17 nationally and #2 in New England. In the “Programs to Look For” category, Bentley’s ServiceLearning program was named one of the best in the nation. In the Best Universities, Master’s (by region-North category), Bentley ranked # 6. In the section “Great Schools, Great Prices,” Bentley ranked #2 in the Master’s Universities (North) category. f Princeton Review named Bentley one of the best schools in the nation in the 2010 guide. Student surveys ranked the school #12 in the nation for the Best Career/Job Placement Services. f BusinessWeek ranks Bentley among the top 30 undergraduate business programs in the nation in the magazine’s 3rd annual issue of “The Best Undergraduate Business Schools”. Bentley ranked #30 overall and #4 in New England. f The Princeton Review named the McCallum Graduate School of Business among the best business schools in the nation for 2009. f U.S.News & World Report’s 2009 “Best Graduate Schools” named the Bentley University McCallum Graduate School among the top 100 business schools in the nation (#62). The Master of Science in Accountancy program is ranked #30 nationally and #3 in New England; the Master of Science in Information Technology program ranked #18 nationally and #2 in New England. Tuition and Fees for 2009-10 f Undergraduate: Tuition is $34,360. Room and board (double room, meal plan) is $12,030.The mobile computing fee is $1,200; the activity fee is $268; and the student health insurance (if not covered by parents’ plan) is $908. f Graduate: Tuition for each three-credit MBA and Master of Science course is $3,276. Careers f Within six months of graduation, nearly 95 percent of Bentley students find professional employment or enroll in graduate school. f Recruiting program brings more than 1,200 job opportunities to students each year. f 93 percent of students take on at least one professional internship while at Bentley. f Workshops, individualized advising, and resource materials help students fine-tune career goals. f Many of Bentley College’s 44,500 alumni serve as contacts and resources or students, through panel discussions, informational interviews, Mentor Program.
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BENTLEY UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS AT BENTLEY
Bentley’s athletic department embodies the tradition of excellence that spans all areas of the university. Bentley is an eight-time winner of the prestigious President’s Cup, presented annually to the best overall athletic program in the Northeast-10 Conference.
Football made its debut in the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2003 and followed that with a return appearance in 2004. Men’s basketball and women’s volleyball have both earned NCAA tournament berths each of the last five years, with the former reaching the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 2007 and 2008. Women’s basketball has competed in a Division II record 26 NCAA postseason tournaments and has advanced to the national semifinals seven times since 1989. The field hockey team captured Bentley’s first NCAA national championship in 2001.
In the spring of 2009, more than 50 percent of the college’s varsity athletes were named to the Dean’s List or President’s List. Their on-field success has been recognized with All-New England, All-America and ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America® honors. Full athletic scholarships are awarded in men’s and women’s basketball. Athletic aid for other sports is primarily based on financial need and/ or academic merit. Prospective students should contact the coach of the sport in which they are interested. For general information, contact the Bentley athletic department at 781-891-2256 or visit the athletics website at www.bentleyfalcons.com.
Facilities The focus of athletics at Bentley University is the lower campus, where our well-manicured outdoor playing fields surround the recentlyexpanded Charles A. Dana Athletic Center. The Dana Center facility serves both athletics and the student population. The 118,000-square foot multipurpose facility features a field house, a brand-new two-story fitness center, another fitness center for varsity athletes only, general locker rooms, competition size swimming pool, athletic training room and rehabilitation area, athletic team and locker rooms, and 24 athletic offices. The center is available to Bentley students, faculty and staff with a valid Bentley ID. The two-story glass-enclosed fitness center was the focal point of a major expansion of the facility, completed in the spring of 2006. The addition also features a food court, additional restroom facilities and a boosters suite which overlooks the football field.
Each year, all Bentley teams have the goal of winning a conference championship and qualifying for their respective NCAA championship. Bentley is a charter member of the Northeast-10, and offers varsity athletic competition in 23 sports (12 for men, 11 for women). One of the nation’s largest Division II conferences, the Northeast-10 also includes Adelphi,American International, Assumption, Franklin Pierce, Le Moyne, UMass-Lowell, Merrimack, New Haven, Pace, Saint Anselm, St. Michael’s, Saint Rose, Southern Connecticut, Southern New Hampshire and Stonehill.
The addition of the new fitness center enables Bentley’s varsity athletes to have a separate weight room. Both feature state-of-the-artequipment, making the college’s fitness facilities unparalleled in the region.
The Bentley ice hockey program competes in the Division I Atlantic Hockey League against schools such as Air Force, UConn, Holy Cross, Army and Mercyhurst. In March 2006, the Falcons reached the finals of the Atlantic Hockey playoffs for the first
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS AT BENTLEY At a Glance Sport Baseball Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country Field Hockey Football Golf Hockey Men’s Lacrosse Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Softball Men’s Swimming Women’s Swimming Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Men’s Track Women’s Track Volleyball
Coach Bob DeFelice Jay Lawson Barbara Stevens Ed Lyons Ed Lyons Jessica King Thom Boerman Marty Burke Ryan Soderquist Jim Murphy Carissa Medeiros Gary Crompton Lauren Lukis Michele DeGregorio Mary Kay Samko Mary Kay Samko Alex Wong Alex Wong Ed Lyons Ed Lyons Sandy Hoffman
Length of Tenure 2008-09 Record 42nd year 28-22 19th year 26-7 24th year 21-12 18th year ----18th year ----2nd year 17-6 1st year 5-6 1st year ----8th year 19-17-2 18th year 9-4 3rd year 9-9 2nd year 8-9-2 7th year 4-14-1 5th year 21-19 14th year 8-4 14th year 8-6 5th year 12-8 7th year 14-9 18th year ----18th year ----28th year 21-12
2008-09 Conf. Record 19-11 18-4* 15-7 --------15-3 4-3 ----15-11-2 7-2 7-3 5-6-2 2-11-1 14-14 --------8-2 10-2 --------12-2
Bold indicates team competed in NCAA Championships in 2008-09 *2008-09 Northeast-10 regular season champion In the field house, brand-new seating for 2,600 surrounds a parquet floor that is home to the men’s and women’s basketball teams, and the volleyball team. Surrounding the court is a tenth-of-a-mile oval track. When not servicing our athletic teams, the main court can be transformed into three full size basketball courts or three volleyball courts. The general locker rooms are equipped with daily use lockers and showers as well as saunas and steam rooms. An indoor natatorium featuring a competition-size (25 meters by 25 yards) swimming pool and separate diving tank is also available to all students. During the fall, spring and summer seasons, the focus shifts to the college’s outdoor playing fields. Two synthetic lighted fields (one a FieldTurf surface and the other a hockey pitch turf) are located sideby-side on the lower campus. These fields come alive when the Falcons host games in football, field hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse. When our teams are not hosting games or conducting practices, the fields light up at night with student life. Bentley’s club sports in men’s
and women’s rugby, ultimate Frisbee and over 100 intramural teams make use of the fields. The action doesn’t stop on just the synthetic fields; our facilities also include three grass fields. A baseball stadium, soccer stadium enhanced with a state-of-the-art quarter-mile track, nearby softball field, and six tennis courts serves as the homes for our other respected athletic teams. When scheduling opportunities arise around athletics and organized student life, the facilities are used for hosting inside and outside community events. Such events include: Campus Activities Board’s “Event of the Month”, Greek life tournaments and several other student organizational recreational events. A limited amount of outside events are hosted by the athletic department to enhance Bentley’s role in the surrounding communities. Events hosted range from MIAA championship events, local high school and college contests and seventeen camps that utilize all facilities throughout the summer.
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BENTLEY UNIVERSITY ACADEMICS
As a business university, Bentley’s mission is to create new knowledge within and across business and the arts and sciences and to educate creative, ethical, and socially responsible organizational leaders. It is distinctive among US and international universities in having two faculties, in business and in the arts and sciences, which are unified in their educational mission. Bentley graduates excel in complex and dynamic environments through their capacity to initiate, lead, and affect value-creating change. As responsible and ethical individuals, they recognize and take into account the broader social, political, and environmental context within which all organizations operate. Bentley is internationally known for the quality and impact of its educational programs and research. It is a leader in promoting ethical and socially responsible enterprise and the critical role of information and communication technology in achieving sustainable high performance. Bentley has continued to evolve and expand its expertise in these “domains of excellence” in numerous ways: Arts and Sciences The arts and sciences, a dynamic, integral component of a Bentley education, provide students of business and related professions with the knowledge, perspectives and skills imbued in arts and sciences disciplines necessary for a lifetime of intellectual and civic engagement, as well as a successful and fulfilling career. Bentley offers students a unique opportunity to double major in business and the liberal arts. The Liberal Studies Major, a first-of-its-kind program for a business school, gives students the opportunity to major in business and the liberal arts, and receive credentials in both. As of fall 2008, more than 500 undergraduates have enrolled in this optional program Ethical and Socially Responsible Enterprise Bentley has continuously integrated ethics and social responsibility into its curriculum through teaching, research, and corporate and community relations. These efforts are given even stronger emphasis through the Bentley Alliance for Ethics and Social Responsibility. The mission of the Alliance is to amplify and extend the work of autonomous centers and initiatives on campus, support and encourage greater awareness of, respect for and commitment to ethics, service and social responsibility in research, curricula and campus culture. Information and Communication Technology At Bentley, the integration of business and communication/ information technology takes place at four different levels: Our IT-based learning laboratories in various areas of business and our general information technology infrastructure are world-class Innovative pedagogical use of information technology is built into the fabric of all of our courses to support learning We explore the implications of information technology on business in all areas of our business curriculum We offer specialized programs that focus on developing highquality technology solutions. The focal point for Bentley’s initiatives to integrate business education and information/communication technology is the Norman S. and Lida M. Smith Academic Technology Center. The 73,000-square-foot facility,
which opened in September 2000, supports faculty and student expertise in using technologies that are reshaping business. Two of Bentley’s most progressive learning labs are housed in this center. The Trading Room, one of the largest and most advanced in the country, and the Design and Usability Center are centerpiece technology facilities that provide students with hands-on experience in the financial markets and usability research, respectively. The Elkin B. McCallum Graduate School of Business The McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University offers full-time and part-time students the leadership capabilities and the managerial and analytical expertise necessary to succeed in today’s globally competitive business environment. Featuring one of the most extensive selections of Master of Science (MS) programs in the nation, the McCallum Graduate School of Business is known for developing the specialized expertise needed to succeed in a variety of industries: Accountancy Finance Financial Planning Human Factors in Information Design Information Technology Marketing Analytics Taxation MS+MBA This intensive, integrated full-time program combines the business leadership curriculum of the Day MBA with the technological expertise developed in the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) or Master of Science in Human Factors in Information Design (MSHFID). Dual Degree Programs The Dual Degree programs give students a powerful combination of broad business knowledge and deep technical expertise. Qualified MBA students may simultaneously enroll in any of the McCallum Graduate School of Business’s specialized MS degree programs, and qualified MS students may expand their studies to include the Evening MBA. PhD Programs Bentley offers two PhD programs: a PhD in Accountancy and a PhD in Business, both with a thematic focus on Business, Technology and Society.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY STUDENT LIFE AT BENTLEY
Einstein Bros. Bagels, and the Dana Center now serves Currito burritos and wraps. Other options include the Brookside Deli and Convenience Store for sandwiches, convenience items and more. Student Health Services (SHS) provides free, confidential health care to all full-time students at Bentley. Services include diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and injuries, lab testing, dermatology, men’s and women’s health care, and medical and dental referrals. SHS is staffed by nurse practitioners and physicians who offer counseling and education programs covering topics such as stress management, relaxation, sexuality, and responsible lifestyle decisionmaking.The Alcohol and Drug Resource Center has a trained professional who offers education and counseling for alcohol and drug issues to all groups and individuals on campus.
The City of Boston is only miles away The Bentley community is spirited and close-knit. Students, faculty and staff share a commitment to the values of personal responsibility and mutual support.At the same time, their different backgrounds, interests and goals keep members of the campus community learning from each other – and having fun in the process. A steady supply of university and student-sponsored events brings undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional education students, faculty and others together around common interests. Opportunities include lectures by well-known business leaders, plays and concerts, panel discussions with alumni from various career fields, exhibits in the library’s art gallery, and networking nights with professional organizations such as the Society for Management. Cheering on the Bentley Falcons in football, basketball, soccer, lacrosse and other varsity sports for men and women is another popular pursuit here. Finally, resources such as the games room and Harry’s Corner in the Student Center, the renovated Dana Athletic Center and the stateof-the-art Bentley Library are dynamic places to work out or just hang out with fellow students, colleagues and friends. At Bentley, approximately 83 percent of full-time undergraduate students make their home on campus. Freshmen live in a traditional dormitory residence hall (double, triple or quad occupancy); upperclassman options include multi-person suites and one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with bathrooms and kitchenettes. Thanks to “one port per pillow,” students have individual access to the Internet and the university network in their dorm room. With computer ports and wireless coverage throughout the campus, fast and convenient access is not difficult to find. When it comes to eating on campus, students have a great variety of choices.The Seasons Dining Room offers unlimited, sitdown meals from early morning to 9:00 p.m. The LaCava Center Café offers food on the go, from Starbucks coffee and Freshens smoothies to sushi and salad.The DeLoitte cybercafé in the library features
Counseling and Student Development (CSD) offers programs and services to address issues common to college-age students. Counseling and mental health services are provided to all students for concerns related to stress depression, anxiety, family life, relationships, and other concerns, by a staff of psychologists, social workers and counselors. Disability Services is also housed in CSD; a staff member provides support services and works with students to arrange appropriate accommodations during their academic career.All sessions with the CSD are free and confidential. The Spiritual Life Center serves the spiritual and religious needs of students and other members of the campus community.The staff includes Catholic and Protestant chaplains as well as advisers to individuals of the Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim traditions. Students from a variety of faiths can call on the center for referrals to appropriate religious communities in the Waltham and Boston area. Look to the center for counseling, interfaith and faith-specific services, scripture studies, sacramental preparation, and opportunities for spiritual growth.Weekly services are held in the Sacred Space, located in the Student Center. International students have a ready resource in the Center for International Students and Scholars. Staff members coordinate orientation programs for new international students and provide advising on immigration, employment and academic issues. In addition, the International Peer Advisers program eases the transition to college life by fostering relationships between international students and continuing students at Bentley. Students explore current interests – and develop new ones – by tapping into the university’s 100-plus student organizations. There are numerous opportunities to get involved in academically oriented groups, the creative and performing arts, student government, campus newspapers and the radio station, fraternity and sorority life, and much more. Students can also connect with classmates at events like Hawaiian luau, Build Your Own Sundae party, stand-up comedy and hypnotist performances, a Boston scavenger hunt, and more. Students build friendships that last throughout their Bentley years – and beyond.
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BENTLEY UNIVERSITY THE ADMINISTRATION
Gloria Cordes Larson, JD President
A public policy expert, lawyer and business leader, Gloria Cordes Larson assumed the presidency of Bentley College in July 2007. The school became Bentley University in October 2008. Larson joined Bentley from the leading law firm Foley Hoag, where she co-chaired the Government Strategies Group. The practice that she managed covered a broad array of regulatory and business development issues at the federal, state and local levels. Widely influential in economic policy, President Larson led a business advisory cabinet for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and co-chaired his transition team. Her contributions also include chairing the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. Under her leadership, the organization oversaw renovation of the MassMutual Center in Springfield and construction of the $800 million Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. In the administration of former Massachusetts Governor William Weld, she served as secretary of economic affairs (1993 to 1996) and secretary of consumer affairs and business regulation (1991 to 1993). Prior to that, President Larson managed business and regulatory issues as a senior official with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). She served as an attorney advisor to the FTC commissioner from 1981 to 1988, and as the agency’s deputy director of consumer protection from 1990 to 1991. In January 2005, President Larson was appointed to the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Board. Boston Mayor Thomas Menino tapped her to serve on the city’s Host Committee for the 2004 Democratic National Convention. President Larson is a director of Unum Group and lead director of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts. She is a board member on several prominent professional and community organizations, including the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, for which she is the chair of the board; Boston Center for the Arts; Roger Williams University School of Law; Massachusetts Women’s Forum; Rosie’s Place; and The Dimock Center. She is a member of the Massachusetts, Virginia and Boston bar associations. Many groups have recognized President Larson’s longstanding commitment to civic duty, especially her work in raising awareness of the need for education reform and in promoting the role of business in changing that landscape. These honors include: • Appointment to the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors • Lawyer of the Year, Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly and Massachusetts Bar Association
Bentley University Presidents 1917-1953 1953-1961 1961-1970 1970-1991 1991-1997 1997-2005 2007-
Harry Clark Bentley Maurice M. Lindsay Thomas L. Morison Dr. Gregory H. Adamian Dr. Joseph M. Cronin Dr. Joseph G. Morone Gloria Cordes Larson, JD
• Academy of Distinguished Bostonians Award, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce • Number one on the list of “100 Most Powerful Women in Boston,” by Boston Magazine • Norman S. Rabb Human Relations Award, American Jewish Committee • Pinnacle Award, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce President Larson received a Bachelor of Arts with honors from Vassar College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. She holds honorary Doctor of Laws degrees from Northeastern University and from Mount Wachusett Community College. She is married to Allen Larson, an attorney.
Kathleen L. Yorkis Vice President for Student Affairs
Kathleen Yorkis came to Bentley University in 1986 as Dean of Students and was named Vice President for Student Affairs in November 2001. Prior to her promotion to vice president, she had served as Bentley’s Chief Student Affairs Officer since September 1999. Under Yorkis’ leadership, the Division of Student Affairs provides a comprehensive set of student services, builds a student life community and works with each young person to ensure their individual development. Her areas of responsibility include Athletics and Intramurals, Student Activities, Health Services, Counseling and Student Development, Residence Life, Residential Services, Multicultural Center, International Student Services, Orientation, Dining Services, Judicial Affairs, Spiritual Life, Campus Police and the Dean of Student Affairs. Prior to joining Bentley, she worked at Coopers & Lybrand in Boston as Director of Professional Development and Director of Tax Personnel, Finance and Administration. In terms of Student Affairs facilities, during Yorkis’s tenure, Bentley University has expanded the number and variety of on-campus housing opportunities, built a state-of-the-art student center, increased the size of the Dana Athletic Center by 30,000 square feet, constructed a new baseball stadium, and surfaced the football stadium and practice fields with synthetic grass. The intercollegiate and intramural athletic programs at Bentley have continued to expand on an annual basis under Yorkis’ leadership. In 2008, nearly 500 men and women participated on intercollegiate teams and more than 3,000 men and women participated on 280 different intramural teams.The new fitness center accommodates over 130,000 uses per year. Yorkis holds a bachelor’s degree from SUNY Geneseo (NY), a master’s degree from SUNY Albany, and a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from The American University in Washington, D.C. Yorkis and her husband, Paul, live in Medway. She has been an active member of Medway Public School advisory council. Kathleen has also held public office, serving as a member of the Harford County, Maryland, Board of Education. They have two adult children, Jacob and Laura, and one grandchild.
THE ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION Bob DeFelice
Athletics Director The only baseball coach Bentley University has ever known, Bob DeFelice became just the second athletics director in the university’s history when he was promoted in October 1991. DeFelice’s affiliation with the college dates back to 1968 when he was hired as Bentley’s first varsity baseball coach. After coaching the team on a part-time basis from its inception in 1969 to 1987, he was named Assistant Athletics Director for Programs in August 1987. Two years later, he was promoted to Associate Athletics Director. Bentley athletic teams and athletic facilities have all prospered under his direction. Since he became AD, Falcon athletic teams have captured nearly 90 conference championships (regular season and playoff) and made NCAA appearances in eight team sports (football, women’s basketball, men’s basketball, field hockey, volleyball, golf, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and men’s cross country). In 2001, the field hockey team captured the first NCAA championship in the university’s history. Under his leadership, Bentley has captured the Northeast-10 Presidents Cup eight times, emblematic of the best overall athletic program in the conference. The most recent came for the 2008-09 academic year. Over the last nine years, under DeFelice’s watch, the college has expanded its athletic facilities with the addition of a soccer field, outdoor track, six tennis courts and perhaps the finest college baseball facility in New England, which was named in honor of DeFelice. He also oversaw the recent major renovation of the Dana Center, including the construction of a new fitness center, food court and boosters suite. DeFelice, the longest tenured active Division II baseball coach in the nation (2010 will be his 42nd season), has led his team to an average of 20 wins a season the last decade and has 619 wins during his career. In 2001, the Falcons set an NCAA Division II record and led all of college baseball by hitting 2.39 home runs a game, knocking an incredible 98 balls out of the park in 41 games. DeFelice, a 1963 graduate of Boston College with a Bachelor of Science degree in history, began his coaching career that same year as head football coach and assistant basketball coach at Christopher Columbus High School, a position he held for three years. In 1965, he began a three-year playing career in the Boston Red Sox minor league organization. In 1967, he was a player-coach with the Pittsfield Red Sox. Before joining the Bentley athletic department staff on a fulltime basis in 1987, DeFelice spent 17 years (1970-86) as head football coach at his alma mater,Winthrop High School. During that time, he led the Vikings to a 101-65-2 record, with four Northeast Conference championships, a 33-game winning streak in the early 80’s and two Eastern Massachusetts Division II Super Bowl titles. Amazingly, DeFelice has been inducted into seven Halls of Fame. He was honored by Boston College in 1986, Bentley in October 1999, and was a charter member of the Winthrop High Hall of Fame in 1997. In November 2002, he was one of four inductees into the Massachusetts Chapter of the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame. DeFelice has also been inducted into the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches, the Boston Park League and the Union Printers International Baseball League halls of fame. DeFelice helped establish the Eastern Collegiate Football Conference and was a founder of the Eastern Football Conference. He served as the EFC commissioner from 1997-2000, when it was absorbed by the Northeast-10 Conference. Among the many honors he has received are the Murray Lewis Award from the Eastern Association of Intercollegiate Football Officials and the Whitey Allard and Marty McDonough Memorial Sportsmanship
Award from the College Baseball Umpires Association of New England. In May 2004, he received the Jack Butterfield Award from the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association for his contributions to college baseball. DeFelice and his wife, Patricia, have four children and seven grandchildren.
Assistant Athletics Director Sandy Hoffman has been a Bentley assistant athletics director since 1990, and her responsibilities have involved her in virtually every aspect of the athletic department’s operations. Initially, she was responsible for physical education, recreation, compliance and student services, including the academic tutoring of athletes. More recently, her duties included facility and intercollegiate scheduling, and monitoring financial aid. After a realignment of the athletic department in 2000, Hoffman is now responsible for the fiscal affairs of the Bentley athletic program, as well as financial aid. Prior to being named an assistant athletic director 19 years ago, Hoffman served as Recreation Director and the athletic department’s Coordinator of Academic Support Services. She is a 1980 graduate of Springfield College and earned an MBA degree in Management from Bentley in 1990. Hoffman is also in her 28th season as Bentley’s volleyball coach. A seven-time Northeast-10 Conference volleyball coach of the year, Hoffman has a career record of 683-295, the win total ranking fifth among active Division II coaches. Her teams have won the regular season conference title 11 times and the NE-10 playoffs eight times since 1986, and have earned NCAA Division II tournament berths in 1993, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2002 and each of the last five years. Hoffman is a former member of the NCAA Division II Volleyball Committee, and is a resident of Waltham.
Assistant Athletics Director A former Division I women’s basketball coach, Cindy Scott is in her 12th year as an assistant director of athletics. Her duties include serving as the NCAA compliance coordinator, directing the Academic Assistance Program, coordinating recruiting efforts with the Office of Admission and overseeing student life programs for student-athletes, including the Student Athlete Advisory Council. Scott came to Bentley from Southern Illinois, where she was the head women’s basketball coach for 21 years (1977-98). During her tenure, Scott’s teams won 388 games, captured three conference championships (1986, 1987, 1990) and appeared in four NCAA tournaments, most recently in 1992. In 1987, she directed her team to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. There were eight 20-win seasons and fours others in which the Salukis missed the 20-win plateau by just one game. Scott, a 1994 inductee into the Southern Illinois University Hall of Fame, served as President of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association during the 1993-94 academic year, ironically preceding Bentley’s Barbara Stevens in the role.
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THE ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION Scott received her Bachelor of Science in Education from Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) in 1975 and her Master of Science in Education from Southern Illinois University in 1976. She now resides in Waltham.
the inaugural Dick Lipe Media Award. In 2006, Lipe was one of the inaugural inductees into the Northeast-10 Hall of Fame. A native of Latham, N.Y., Lipe resides in Waltham with his wife, Rosanne. They have one son, Brian (23).
Asst. Sports Information Dir.
Assistant Athletics Director Kevin Loftus, a 1993 graduate of UMass-Lowell, is in his 10th year as an assistant athletics director and his second tour of duty as an assistant baseball coach at Bentley. Loftus oversees athletic facilities, game management, scheduling, transportation and work study. Loftus, 39, has been affiliated with Bentley since September 1994 when he was hired by Bob DeFelice as an assistant coach, a position he would hold until February 1999. He resumed assisting Coach DeFelice in baseball in 2001. Loftus rejoined the athletic department in July 2000 after four and a half years in the college’s systems and networks department. He served as a network technician from Feb. 1996 until June 1999, when he was promoted to network analyst. A third-team Division II All-America and the New England Collegiate Conference Player of the Year in 1993, Loftus hit .366 during his two years at UMass-Lowell, helping the Chiefs to a pair of ECAC Division II tournaments and a composite 47-28-1 record. The recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Loftus is currently pursuing his MBA from Bentley with a concentration in Management. He lives in Waltham with his wife Carol Ann and their son, Dylan, who was born in April.
Sports Information Director Dick Lipe, now in his 33rd year as Bentley’s Sports Information Director and his 37th overall at the university, graduated from Bentley in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. His duties include coordinating all sports publicity and public relations for the athletic department, which includes 23 varsity sports. A past president of the ECAC Sports Information Directors Association, Lipe, 53, was a college division representative on the Board of Directors of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) for three years. He has served on the NCAA Communications Committee and is chair of the CoSIDA Academic All-America® Committee, which he has served on since 1979. Lipe also served as the Information Director for the Northeast-10 from 1980-98, and for the Eastern Football Conference from 1997-2000. In October 1993, Lipe was honored with induction into the Bentley Athletic Hall of Fame. Three years later, he was named a recipient of the Lester Jordan Award, presented by CoSIDA for his contributions to the Academic All-America® program. In August 2000, he was presented with the Elmore Hudgens Sports Information Award by the All-America Football Foundation. In 2002, Lipe was inducted into the CoSIDA Hall of Fame, and presented with the Warren Berg Award by CoSIDA and the Irving Marsh Award by ECAC-SIDA, both for excellence in sports information. In addition, the Northeast-10 presented the longtime Bentley SID with
Kyle Mack is in his second year as Assistant Sports Information Director. Mack, 25, is the primary contact for seven varsity sports, including hockey - Bentley’s only Division I program. Mack came to Bentley after spending a year as a graduate assistant in the sports information department at Northeastern University where he covered women’s basketball and volleyball. Prior to that, he spent a year as an intern at Manhattan College, covering women’s basketball among four other sports. Mack graduated from Iona College in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications. After graduating, he served as the media relations intern for the Jamestown Jammers, a Single-A minor league affiliate of the Florida Marlins. A native of Ocean Grove, N.J., Mack currently resides in Cambridge.
Athletic Trainer Meg Zajicek is in her 18th year as an athletic trainer at Bentley University. After a year as an assistant, she was named to succeed Kim Bissonnette in September 1991 as head athletic trainer. A 1990 Ohio University graduate, Zajicek was a student athletic trainer at her alma mater while an undergraduate from 1986-90. A native of Oakdale, Pa., who now resides in Revere, Zajicek received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education.
Fitness Coordinator Asst. Athletic Trainer Charlie Carkin, 45, is in his 14th year as Bentley’s Strength and Fitness Coordinator. His primary responsibilities include development, implementation and supervision of strength programs for the college’s intercollegiate teams. Carkin, a 1992 graduate of UMassBoston with a Bachelor of Science in physical education, has been a member of the Bentley athletic training staff since then, working primarily with the soccer, hockey and lacrosse teams. He also serves as an assistant hockey coach for Bentley’s Division I program. From 1983-87, Carkin served in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist, with his duties including emergency medical care, triage, transport and follow-up care. Carkin resides in his hometown of Lowell with his wife, Donna. They have three children, Christine (26), Melissa (22) and Charlie, Jr. (20).
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Head Field Hockey Coach Jessica (Cormier) King, a 1997 graduate of Bentley University, is in her second year as head field hockey coach at her alma mater. She returned to her alma mater in May 2008 after nine years as the head field hockey coach at Lasell College. In her first year, King led Bentley to a 17-6 record (including a 16-game winning streak prior to the NCAA tournament), the Northeast-10 playoff championship and a berth in the NCAA Diviasion II national semifinals. King, a former two-time first-team Division II All-America, started the Lasell program from scratch after spending two years as an assistant coach at Bentley (1997-98). Her most successful season with the Lasers came in 2004 when her team finished at 11-8. In 2006, she was named the North Atlantic Conference co-Coach of the Year. “Jessica’s time here as a player and her experience in developing the Lasell program from scratch made her an outstanding selection to continue the success of such a prestigious program,” said Bentley athletics director Bob DeFelice upon her hiring. Bentley has been in the NCAA tournament nine times since 1999, has reached the Division II national championship game six times over that span, and was the NCAA national champion in 2001. King played four seasons as a midfielder for the Falcons from 1993-96, helping the team to a four-year record of 40-33-5. She was selected to the National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II All-America team in both 1995 and 1996, and as a senior, was chosen as the first Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year. King also played softball at Bentley for three years, earning the team MVP award in 1997. “I am extremely excited to be part of the Bentley field hockey program again,” said King following her appointment.
The King Record . . . Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Totals
College Lasell Lasell Lasell Lasell Lasell Lasell Lasell Lasell Lasell Bentley
W 1 1 5 3 6 11 7 7 8 17 65
L 12 15 14 13 13 8 12 12 11 6 116
Pct .077 .063 .264 .188 .316 .579 .368 .368 .421 .739 .359
King, a native of Athol, also served as an Assistant Director of Athletics and Sports Information Director at Lasell. She received her BA from Bentley in marketing and her Masters of Science Degree in management, with a concentration in marketing, from Lasell (2006). Laura Thibodeau, a former assistant under King at Lasell, and Rachael Johnson, a 2008 graduate of Lasell, return as King’s assistant coaches in 2009.
Assistant Field Hockey Coach Laura Thibodeau, who received her Masters in management at Lasell, is a 2004 graduate of the University of Connecticut and is in her second year on King’s staff.. She played four seasons of field hockey for UConn, was a three-year starter on defense, and was part of three NCAA tournament teams (2000, 2002, 2003).As a senior, the Southbury, Conn. native served as a team captain.
Assistant Field Hockey Coach Rachael Johnson is also in her second year as a Bentley assistant. While playing for King at Lasell, she earned Rookie of the Year honors in the North Atlantic Conference in 2004, and was twice an All-NAC selection, including first-team in 2006. In each of her final two seasons, the Litchfield, Conn. native earned NAC All-Academic honors. Johnson graduated from Lasell in May 2008 with a degree in sports management.
National Field Hockey Coaches Assoc. Division II Preseason Coaches Poll 1. Bloomsburg (9) 2. UMass-Lowell 3. Indiana, Pa. 3. Shippensburg 5. Bentley (1)
99 67 66 66 50
5. Kutztown 6. East Stroudsburg 8. Stonehill 9. Mansfield 10. Mercyhurst
50 46 38 14 12
Northeast-10 Conference Preseason Coaches Poll 1. UMass-Lowell (6) 107 2. Bentley (2) 106 3. Stonehill (3) 105 4. Southern Connecticut 83 5. St. Michael’s 75 6. Franklin Pierce 65
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7. Saint Anselm 8. Adelphi 9. Merrimack 10.Amer. International 11. Assumption
44 42 39 31 22
SEASON PREVIEW Senior-Laden Falcons Look to Continue Success in 2009 America team each year (either first or It took the 2008 Bentley University second team) and has twice been the Falcons a few games to get untracked under Northeast-10 Conference Goalie of the Year. first-year head coach Jessica King. Sliney enters her senior year with However, once they did, it turned career numbers that included 49 wins in into quite a season. Bentley strung together 67 starts, a 0.93 goals against average and 28 16 straight wins, captured the Northeastshutouts. Last fall, she led Division II in save 10 Conference playoff championship and percentage while holding the opposition to earned the number one seed out of the a 1.04 GAA. North Region for the NCAA Division II The Bentley defense also features Championships. seniors Kate Johnson, Christina Lowe With 18 players returning from that and Jenna Panzone, all returning starters 17-6 club, including the top six scorers and and key reasons while the Falcons yielded three-time Division II All-America only 10 goals during the 16-game winning goalkeeper Alyssa Sliney, the early-season streak. Lowe has been a starter since her adjustment period shouldn’t be needed this Bentley’s senior captains will be seeking freshman year, Panzone has started every fall. In fact, when asked about her another NCAA tournament bid. contest since the start of the 2007 campaign, expectations, King said “We have the From left, Allison St. Jean, Alyssa and Johnson cracked the lineup last year, potential to have a very special season.” Sliney & Christina Lowe starting every game. King isn’t the only one who has high The top returning scorers for the Falcons are seniors Courtney expectations for the 2009 Falcons. They were picked second in the Bartlett, Nicole Murphy and Abbie DeMusis, a trio of seniors who Northeast-10 Conference preseason coaches’ poll, finishing just a point combined for 31 of the team’s 45 goals in 2008, including 13 of the 15 behind UMass-Lowell in the voting, and tied for fifth in the National game-winners (two other games were won on penalty strokes). Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II national coaches’ poll. Bartlett (13 goals, 28 Eighteen returnees doesn’t indicate what a veteran team that points) and DeMusis (7 goals, 15 King has this season. Half of the 18 are seniors, six of whom have at points) will lead the corps of least 40 career starts to their credit. forwards, with junior Haley “The nine seniors bring team leadership and experience in bigSmith and freshman Nicole game situations as well as a strong commitment to exceed their Dion also expected to accomplishments of last year,” said King. contribute. Heading the list is Sliney, the backbone of the Falcon defense Murphy (11 goals, 27 over the last three seasons. She’s annually been amongst the NCAA points) is part of an experienced Division II statistical leaders, has been on the NFHCA Division II Allgroup of midfielders for the Falcons. Senior Allison St. Jean has started all but two games over Bentley at a Glance the last two seasons, Stephanie Sideris was the 2008 2008 Record ......................................................................... 17-6 Nor theast-10 and ECAC 2008 Conference Record ................................ 15-3 (2nd place) Division II Freshman of the Year, NCAA Division II National Championships ............................ 1 and Mary Abraham, a starter on (2001) Bentley’s 2006 team that reached NCAA Division II Appearances .............................................. 11 the NCAA Division II national (1981, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008) championship game, is back after Northeast-10 Regular Season Championships ...................... 6 Courtney Bartlett led missing almost all of the last two (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004) Bentley with 13 goals in seasons due to injury. Northeast-10 Playoff Championships ..................................... 8 2008 The returnees also (1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2008) Letterwinners Returning/Lost .............................................. 18/5 include sophomore midfielder Starters Returning/Lost ......................................................... 8/3 Tori Bergantino, sophomore defender Lacey Cumming, and junior midielder Kate Caponigro. Top Returning Scorers King will have to find replacements for three starters, including Courtney Bartlett 13-2-28, Nicole Murphy 11-5-27, Abbie DeMusis 7-1All-America defender Megan Ramah. 15, Allison St. Jean 5-1-11, Jenna Panzone 2-5-9, Stephanie Sideris 2-3-7 In addition to Dion, other freshmen who could contend for playing time in 2009 include midfielder Beth Maguire and forward/ Top Returning Goalie midfielder Cory Geiger. Alyssa Sliney 1.04 GAA, 8 shutouts Bentley will face a difficult schedule with four games against teams that are ranked preseason in Division II, including a seasonOther Returning Starters opening tilt against Indiana (Pa.) and home-and-home contests against Kate Johnson, D; Christina Lowe, D Stonehill.
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35 Christina Lowe
Sr, D, Tewksbury, Mass.
Captain ... a 2006 graduate of Tewksbury Memorial High School who is majoring in marketing and liberal studies, with a concentration in health and industry ... has started all but one game during her career ... three varsity letters ... 2008: was again a fixture in the starting lineup, getting the nod in all 23 ... had a pair of assists, Sept. 7 vs. American International and Oct. 16 against Southern Connecticut ... repeat selection for NFHCA National Academic Squad ... 2007: started all 22 games for the â€˜07 Falcons, and recorded two assists and one defensive save ... both assists came against Franklin Pierce ... named to NFHCA National Academic Squad ... 2006: appeared in all 23 games as a freshman, with 22 starts ... had one defensive save ... High School: was the Merrimack Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior, as well as a Boston Herald All-Scholastic ... Lowell Sun All-Star and two-time allMVC selection ... played in the Best of 60 senior all-star game ... was the team captain in both field hockey and track ... helped track team to two state championships ... AllConference honoree in the javelin ... lettered in basketball as well as field hockey and track ... senior scholar-athlete award ... National Honor Society ... Personal: very good student ... daughter of Carl and Debbie Lowe ... age as of Sept. 1: 21.
Career Statistics YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals
GP 23 22 23 68
G 0 0 0 0
A 0 2 2 4
PTS 0 2 2 4
DEFENSIVE SAVES: 2006, 1; 2007, 1; 2008, 0; Totals 2.
11 Allison St. Jean
Sr, MF-F, Lebanon, Maine
Captain ... a 2006 graduate of Noble High School who is majoring in economics-finance, with a minor in management ... three varsity letters ... 2008: appeared in every game and started all but two ... was fourth on the team in scoring with 51-11 ... scored against American International Sept. 7, Stonehill Sept. 13, Merrimack Sept. 24, Assumption Sept. 28 and AIC Oct. 5 ... 2007: started every game and finished fourth on the team in scoring with four goals and four assists ... had goals against Franklin Pierce Sept. 6, Southern Connecticut Sept. 8, C.W. Post Sept. 17 and Franklin Pierce Oct. 20 ... 2006: appeared in 11 games, with one start ... did not figure in
any scoring ... High School: was the Seacoast Player of the Year in both field hockey and lacrosse as a senior ... honors in both sports also included Seacoast Dream Team, three-time Southern Maine Athletic Association AllStar, and first-team All-State ... two-year captain and Seacoast All-Star game participant in each sport ... was selected as the field hockey team MVP as both a junior and senior ... was named to the SMAA All-Academic Team as well ... Student Council vice president ... National Honor Society ... graduated Summa Cum Laude ... Personal: vice president of her class ... has volunteered with Junior Falcon Day, Make-a-Wish and the community soup kitchen ... daughter of Donald and Wendy St. Jean ... age as of Sept. 1: 21.
Career Statistics YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals
GP 11 22 23 56
G 0 4 5 9
A 0 4 1 5
PTS 0 12 11 23
30 Alyssa Sliney
Sr, GK, Brewster, Mass.
Second year as team captain ... a 2006 graduate of Nauset Regional High School who is majoring in computer information systems, with a minor in information and process management ... three-time NFHCA Division II All-America and two-time Northeast-10 Goalie of the Year who ranks third in school history in shutouts, fourth in wins and fifth in goals against average ... outstanding student as well as one of the premier goalkeepers nationally ... three varsity letters ... 2008: played 100 percent of the time in goal for the Falcons and finished with a 1.04 goals against average and eight shutouts ... had four consecutive shutouts from Oct. 22-Nov. 2, including back-to-back blankings of Southern Connecticut and UMass-Lowell in the NE-10 playoffs, both 1-0 wins ... received a multitude of honors, including second-team NFHCA Division II All-America, first-team womensfieldhockey.com Division II All-America, womensfieldhockey.com Division II Defensive Player of the Year, ECAC Division II All-Star and second-team AllNortheast-10 ... was named the MVP of the Northeast-10 playoffs after leading the Falcons to their first championship since 2002 ... led Division II in save percentage (.828) and was also third in goals against average and 17th in saves per game (5.2) ... was number one in the NE10 in GAA, shutouts and save percentage ... was named the NE-10 Player of the Week twice and garnered both NE-10 and ECAC
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Division II Goalie of the Week honors six times ... earned All-Tournament honors at the Northeast-10 Championships and the NCAA Division II Championships ... was also recognized academically with her honors including NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad, ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 1 and Academic All-Northeast-10 ... 2007: was named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division II All-America first team and was also a repeat selection as Northeast-10 Goalkeeper of the Year ... played every minute in goal for the Falcons and finished first in Division II in save percentage (.848) and second in goals against average (1.13) ... had 11 shutouts, including three in a row Sept. 22-29 (Bryant, Saint Anselm, Merrimack) ... named a second-team Division II All-America by womensfieldhockey.com ... first-team All-Northeast-10, All-ECAC Division II and team MVP for second straight year ... first-team Academic All-Northeast-10 and NFHCA National Academic Squad ... Northeast10 Goalie of the Week seven times and ECAC Division II Goalie of the Week six times ... named to All-Tournament Team at NCAA Division II Championships ... Northeast-10 Bronze Scholar for having a GPA in the top 15 percent of Bentley athletes ... 2006: had an outstanding freshman year in goal, one that saw her lead Division II in goals against average and earn second-team NFHCA Division II All-America honors, in addition to being honored as Bentley’s team MVP ... was also named the Goalie and Freshman of the Year in the Northeast-10 ... named first-team Division II All-America, first-team All-Rookie and Division II
Rookie of the Year by womensfieldhockey.com ... lengthy list of honors also included first-team All-Northeast-10 and All-ECAC Division II, Northeast-10 Goalie of the Week five times and Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week six times ... named to All-Tournament Team at the NCAA Division II Championships ... started 22 of team’s 23 games, and posted a 17-5 record, nine shutouts and a 0.60 GAA ... in addition to being first nationally in GAA, was second in save percentage (.873) ... recorded four straight shutouts from Sept. 9-20 and had a string of 400 straight scoreless minutes from Sept. 6-25 ... High School: Atlantic Coast League All-Star and team captain in field hockey, basketball and softball ... two-time Boston Globe All-Scholastic who played in the National Field Hockey Festival ... Best of 60 Senior All-Star ... Personal: treasurer of Bentley’s SAAC ... daughter of Christine and Steven Sliney ... age as of Sept. 1: 21.
Career Statistics YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals
GP 23 22 23 68
MIN 1518 1553 1689 4761
SVS 89 140 120 349
GAA 0.60 1.13 1.04 0.93
ShO 9 11 8 28
W-L 17-5 15-7 17-6 49-18
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Sr, MF-D, Weston, Mass.
A 2006 graduate of Weston High School who is majoring in economics-finance ... three varsity letters ... 2008: appeared in only two games as she continued to rehab from the injury that kept her out in 2007 ... 2007: missed entire season after suffering preseason injury ... 2006: saw action in every game with 22 starts ... finished with three goals and one assist for seven points ... was named to the womensfieldhockey.com AllRookie Squad ... scored against Mercyhurst Sept. 3, Assumption Sept. 23 and Saint Anselm Sept. 30 (game-winner) ... High School: helped Weston to the State Finals as a senior ... was a team captain as well as a Boston Herald, MetroWest Daily News and Dual County League All-Star ... also received the Theodore Chandler Award ... was a team captain in lacrosse and indoor track as well as field hockey ... member of state championship 4x800 relay team in 2004 ... three-time recipient of Scholar Athlete Award at Weston ... member of Cape Ann Coalition Club ... Personal: involved with SAAC, International Buddy Network and Economics-Finance Society ... daughter of Susan and Thomas Abraham ... age as of Sept. 1: 21.
Career Statistics YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals
GP 23 2 25
G A 3 1 Injured - did not play 0 0 3 1
PTS 7 0 7
Sr, MF, Brunswick, Maine
A 2006 graduate of St. Mark’s School (Southborough, Mass.) who transferred to Bentley from Virginia Wesleyan College before her sophomore year ... is majoring in marketing, with a health and industry minor ... two varsity letters ... 2008: led Bentley in scoring, finishing with 13 goals and two assists for 28 points ... started 21 of Falcons’ 23 games ... was a secondteam All-Northeast-10 selection ... scored twice Oct. 5 against American International and had both Bentley goals in a 3-2 loss to UMass-Lowell in the NCAA Division II semifinals Nov. 14 ... four of her goals were game-winners, including the only score of the Northeast-10 championship game Nov. 2 ... that came 75 seconds into the first overtime session ... earned All-Tournament honors at the conference playoffs and the NCAA Division II Championships ... was named the NE-10 co-Player of the Week Oct. 6 and the ECAC Division II coPlayer of Week two days later ... made four appearances on the NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll ... was tied for seventh in the conference in goals and was 10th in points ... 2007: appeared in 22 games, starting all but one ... made three penalty strokes and also recorded three assists for nine points (fifth on team) ... had the game-winning goal twice (Sept. 20 vs. Southern Connecticut and Oct. 27 against Saint Anselm) ... was named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll once and was selected to All-Tournament Team at conference championships ... Before Bentley: played in nine games off the bench for a 10-7 VWC team in 2006 ... earned a total of 15 letters, in field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse, at St. Mark’s ... AllIndependent School League honoree in field hockey and lacrosse as a senior ...
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lacrosse captain as a senior at St. Mark’s and field hockey MVP as a sophomore ... Personal: ... has been involved in teaching English to international students ... daughter of Wayne and Vanessa Bartlett ... brother Ryan is a hockey captain at Castleton State ... age as of Sept. 1: 22.
Career Statistics YEAR 2008
Career Statistics YEAR 2007 2008 Totals
GP 22 23 45
G 3 13 16
A 3 2 5
PTS 9 28 37
So, F, Rockport, Maine
age as of Sept. 1: 19.
A 2008 graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School who is an undecided business major ... one varsity letter ... 2008: saw action in three games as a freshman ... was named to the NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad ... High School: team captain her final two years ... was named to Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference All-Conference first team and All-Academic team ... earned a total of 10 varsity letters (four field hockey, four lacrosse, two basketball) ... Personal: daughter of Chip and Katie Bauer ...
17 Samantha Boardman Fr. F, Chester, Md.
A 2009 graduate of Kent Island High School who has not yet selected a major ... High School: two-year field hockey team captain who helped Kent Island to the 2008 Class 2A state championship ... received the Sportsmanship Award, Moxey Award and the Andy Schipul Award ... was also the captain of the basketball team ... lettered in softball as well as field hockey and basketball ... Personal: has volunteered with the Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation ... Principal’s Honor Roll ... received award for graduating from Kent Island with a GPA above 4.0 ... National Honor Society ... daughter of Mary and Dwayne Boardman ... age as of Sept. 1: 18.
15 Kate Caponigro
Jr, MF-D, Topsfield, Mass.
Career Statistics GAMES PLAYED: 2008, 3.
29 Tori Bergantino
So, MF-D, Waltham, Mass.
A 2008 graduate of Waltham High School who has not selected a major ... one varsity letter ... 2008: appeared in all 23 games as a freshman, with five starts, including the season’s first three contests ... scored her first career goal Oct. 5 in a 7-1 win at American International ... was named to the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll Oct. 13 ... selected to NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad ... High School: three-sport athlete (field hockey, basketball, lacrosse) for the Hawks ... captained the field hockey and lacrosse team as a senior ... two-time Greater Boston League All-Star in both those sports ... played in Best of 60 field hockey game ... received Book Award as a junior ... Personal: involved with SAAC ... daughter of Linda and Robert Bergantino ... age as of Sept. 1: 19.
Sept. 1: 20.
A 2007 graduate of Masconomet Regional High School who is majoring in marketing ... two varsity letters ... 2008: appeared in a dozen games and made her first career start Sept. 2 at St. Michael’s ... 2007: saw action in four games ... selected for NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad ... High School: team captain and Salem News allstar as a junior and a senior ... all-league selection as a senior ... National Honor Society ... Personal: volunteered with Habitat for Humanity ... daughter of Lisa and Joe Caponigro ... age as of
Career Statistics GAMES PLAYED: 2007, 4; 2008, 12; Total, 16.
16 Nicole Chaloux-Pinette So, D, Scarborough, Maine
2009 BENTLEY FIELD HOCKEY
A 2008 graduate of Scarborough High School who has is majoring in economics-finance ... one varsity letter ... 2008: saw action in two games ... named to the NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad ... High School: earned nine varsity letters while participating in field hockey, basketball and softball ... was the senior class president and a two-year captain of the basketball team ... National Honor Society ... Personal: involved in Service Learning ...
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daughter of Debra Chaloux and Steven Pinette ... age as of Sept. 1: 19.
Career Statistics GAMES PLAYED: 2008, 2.
So, D, Sudbury, Mass. A 2008 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School who is majoring in marketing ... one varsity letter ... 2008: appeared in eight games as a reserve ... member of NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad ... High School: was a Dual County All-Star in field hockey, as well as the team’s Most Improved Player as a senior ... chosen for the Best of 60 all-star game ... received Most Improved award ... team captain and DCL All-Star in softball as well ... Personal: daughter of Pam and Jack Cumming ... age as of Sept. 1: 19.
Career Statistics GAMES PLAYED: 2008, 8.
SCC team in 2005, and was also the team MVP ... helped Guilford to state tournament finals in 2003 ... Personal: outstanding student who has made the President’s List all six semesters she’s been at Bentley ... is Bentley’s SAAC President ... Catholic Campus Connection Special Events Coordinator ... daughter of Deborah and Thomas DeMusis ... age as of Sept. 1: 20.
Sr, F, Guilford, Conn.
A 2008 graduate of Guilford High School who is majoring in corporate finance and accounting, with a minor in law ... three varsity letters ... 2008: was third on the team in scoring, finishing with seven goals and an assist for 15 points ... saw action in 22 games, 18 of which were as a starter ... five of her seven goals were deemed gamewinners ... all came during a seven-game stretch Sept. 16-Oct. 5, including the tie-breaking goal with 8:54 left in a 2-1 win at Southern Connecticut Sept. 18 ... the five game-winners was tied for second in the Northeast-10 ... was named to the Northeast10 Weekly Honor Roll Sept. 22 ... repeat selection for NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad, and also earned Academic All-Northeast10 honors ... 2007: appeared in 21 games, with nine starts, including both NCAA tournament games ... both of her goals came in the NCAA tournament, Nov. 3 at C.W. Post and Nov. 9 at UMass-Lowell ... her gamewinning goal in the C.W. Post game earned her both Northeast-10 and ECAC Division II Player of the Week honors ... was named to the AllTournament Team for the NCAA Championships ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... was named a Northeast-10 Gold Scholar by virtue of a GPA in the top five percent of Bentley athletes ... 2006: did not see any game action due to injury ... High School: was a team captain in both field hockey and lacrosse as a senior ... named to All-State,All-Area and All-
YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals
GP 21 22 43
G A Injured - did not play 2 1 7 1 9 2
PTS 5 15 20
21 Nicole Dion
Fr, F, Lunenburg, Mass.
A 2009 graduate of Lunenburg High School who is majoring in marketing ... High School: earned a total of 13 varsity letters (three field hockey, five indoor track, one outdoor track, four softball) ... was the field hockey captain as a senior and a two-year captain of both the indoor track and softball teams ... Mid Wachusett Division C field hockey MVP as a senior ... two-time MidWach All-Star ... Personal: National Honor Society president ... received Smith College Book Award, French Award and Leadership Award ... uncle, Peter Zarrella, attended Bentley ... daughter of Jim and Laura Dion ... age as of Sept. 1: 18.
18 Cori Geiger
Fr, MF-F, Agawam, Mass.
A 2009 graduate of Agawam High School who is undecided regarding her major ... High School: two-year captain of both the field hockey and lacrosse teams ... earned MVP honors after leading field hockey team to 2008 western Massachusetts championship ... received AllScholastic honors ... was also a high school lacrosse Academic All-American ... Personal: Quill and Scroll Honor Society ... daughter of Lynne and Gary Geiger ... mother played basketball at Springfield College and father was a football player at Westfield State ... age as of Sept. 1: 18.
Most NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances Bloomsburg Bentley Lock Haven UMass-Lowell Indiana, Pa. Shippensburg Kutztown C.W. Post
No. 17 11 11 7 6 5 4 3
Last 2008 2008 2002 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007
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13 Kelsey Mattson
19 Kayleigh Hoffman
Fr, MF-D, Bristol, N.H.
Fr, F, Bolton, Mass.
A 2009 graduate of Nashoba Regional High School who has not yet selected a major ... High School: earned three varsity letters in field hockey and two in lacrosse ... earned league AllStar honors in field hockey and played in an allstar game at WPI ... Personal: daughter of Rick and Kerry Hoffman ... both of her parents attended Bentley, and her father played four years of baseball for the Falcons, earning Male Senior Athlete of the Year honors in 1985 ... age as of Sept. 1: 18.
Sr, D, Hopewell Junction, N.Y.
22 Nicole Murphy
A 2006 graduate of John Jay High School who is majoring in finance ... three varsity letters ... 2008: started every game on defense for a Bentley team that finished third in Division II in goals against average ... was credited with a defensive save in a 2-1 win over St. Michael’s Sept. 30 ... named to NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad for second time ... 2007: saw action in eight contests ... named to NFHCA National Academic Squad ... 2006: appeared in two games as a freshman ... High School: earned three letters in field hockey and two in softball ... captain and All-League selection in field hockey as a senior ... helped John Jay to the state tournaments in both field hockey and softball twice ... made the Honor Roll every semester ... Personal: very good student ... active on Relay for Life Committee and with Women’s Center ... daughter of Paula and David Johnson ... age as of Sept. 1: 21.
Career Statistics GAMES PLAYED: 2006, 2; 2007, 8; 2008, 23; Totals, 33. DEFENSIVE SAVES: 2006, 0; 2007, 0; 2008, 1; Totals, 1.
14 Beth Maguire
Fr, MF, Medfield, Mass. A 2009 graduate of Medfield High School who has not yet selected a major ... High School: was the field hockey team MVP and the leading scorer in the Tri-Valley League as a senior ... served as captain of both the field hockey and lacrosse teams ... two-time Tri-Valley League all-star ... played in Best of 60 field hockey game ... received Senior Athlete Sportsmanship Award ... Personal: National Honor Society ... Spanish National Honor Society ... daughter of Jim and Cari Maguire ... age as of Sept. 1: 18.
A 2009 graduate of Newfound Regional High School who is undecided about her major ... High School: helped Newfound to 2006 and 2008 Class M/S state championship ... was field hockey team captain as a senior ... earned a total of 12 varsity letters (four field hockey, four basketball, three track, one softball) ... selected for Twin State All-Star Game ... Personal: National Honor Society ... University of Michigan Book Award ... DAR Good Citizen Award ... Faculty Award ... has volunteered with community center and Habitat for Humanity ... daughter of Beth and Kerry Mattson ... sister Emily is a manager of the UConn women’s basketball team ... age as of Sept. 1: 18.
Sr, MF, Dedham, Mass.
A 2006 graduate of Dedham High School who is majoring in corporate finance and accounting, with a minor in law ... three varsity letters ... 2008: earned second-team All-Northeast-10 accolades for the second straight year after a season in which she had 11 goals and five assists for 27 points ... was tied for team-lead in assists, and was second in goals and points ... one of five players to start every game ... was tied for 10th in the NE-10 in goals ... had four game-winners, including the only goal in the Falcons’ victory over Southern Connecticut in the NE-10 semis Nov. 1 ... a game earlier, tallied both goals in a 2-0 win over Assumption ... won the Franklin Pierce game on Oct. 14 with an overtime penalty stroke ... scored twice in a 3-2 win over Southern Connecticut Oct. 18 ... was named to the Northeast10 Weekly Honor Roll four times ... 2007: led team in scoring with eight goals and five assists for 21 points, a performance that earned her second-team AllNortheast-10 honors ... started 21 of Bentley’s 22 games ... had the team’s only multiple-goal game of the season, scoring both in a 2-0 win over sixth-ranked Bryant Sept. 22 ... had a total of four gamewinners, including the only goal in a 1-0 win over Saint Anselm Aug. 29 ... her OT goal on Oct. 4 gave Bentley a 2-1 win over third-ranked Stonehill ... first-team Academic All-Northeast-10 ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... 2006: saw action in 13 games ... had an assist against UMass-Lowell in the national semifinals Nov. 16 ... High School: was the Boston Globe Division 2 Player of the Year in 2005 and a two-time Globe All-Scholastic ... helped Dedham to the state championship in both 2003 and 2005 ... team MVP, team captain and Daily News Transcript All-Star ... also a two-time Bay State League All-Star ... competed in track and ice hockey as well as field hockey ... National Honor Society ... Academic Achievement Award ... Personal: ... daughter of John and Debra Murphy ... age as of Sept. 1: 21.
2009 BENTLEY FIELD HOCKEY
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY THE PL AYERS
72 Julia Powell
Career Statistics YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals
GP 13 22 23 58
G 0 8 11 19
A 1 5 5 11
Fr, G, Southbury, Conn. PTS 1 21 27 49
10 Jenna Panzone
Sr, D, East Falmouth, Mass.
A 2006 graduate of Falmouth High School who is majoring in accountancy ... three varsity letters ... 2008: started every game for the second straight season ... was team’s top scoring defender with two goals and five assists for nine points ... was fifth on team overall in scoring ... had a pair of defensive saves ... made two appearances on the Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll ... received team’s Unsung Hero Award following season ... All-Tournament Team selection at Northeast-10 Championships ... scored at Assumption Sept. 28 and at Merrimack Oct. 22 ... 2007: was one of five Falcons to start all 22 games ... had four defensive saves ... 2006: saw action in 11 games ... High School: lettered in lacrosse and track as well as field hockey ... helped field hockey team to two Atlantic Coast and one Old Colony League championships ... was the league Defensive Player of the Year in 2005, as well as the MVP of the Cape Cod Classic ... two-time ACL all-star and three-time Cape Cod Times all-star ... team captain as a senior ... Personal: is involved in Bentley’s SAAC and the Women’s Center ... daughter of Patricia and Stephen Panzone ... age as of Sept. 1: 21.
Career Statistics YEAR 2006 2007 2008 Totals
GP 11 22 23 56
G 0 0 2 2
A 0 0 5 5
PTS 0 0 9 9
DEFENSIVE SAVES: 2006, 0; 2007, 4; 2008, 2; Totals, 6
A 2009 graduate of Pomperaug High School who is majoring in finance, with a minor in law ... High School: earned six varsity letters (two field hockey, four lacrosse) and was a team captain in both sports ... helped Pomperaug to finals of 2007 state tournament ... named to All-State first team in field hockey and was also a member of the All-State Academic Team ... second-team AllState in lacrosse ... high school lacrosse Academic All-American ... Personal: High Honors ... Spanish Honor Society ... organized Play 4 the Cure field hockey game at Pomperaug to help fight breast cancer ... daughter of Cathy and Tom Powell ... age as of Sept. 1: 18.
28 Stephanie Sideris
So, MF, Watertown, Mass.
A 2008 graduate of Watertown High School who has not selected a major ... one varsity letter ... 2008: became the seventh Bentley player since 1996 to earn Northeast-10 Freshman of the Year honors ... was also named the ECAC Division II Freshman of the Year, was selected to the womensfieldhockey.com All-Freshman team, and was also a member of the Northeast-10 AllFreshman team ... saw action in 19 games with seven starts ... finished with two goals and three assists for seven points ... goals came against Assumption Sept. 28 and Franklin Pierce Oct. 14 ... High School: was a Boston Herald All-Scholastic and twotime Middlesex League all-star ... as a senior, was the field hockey captain and ice hockey assistant captain ... Best of 60 all-star game ... helped Watertown to league championship in both 2006 and 2007 ... National Honor Society ... did 30 hours of community service while in high school ... Personal: cousin Stephen Sideris is a 2009 Bentley graduate ... daughter of David and Maureen Sideris ... age as of Sept. 1: 19.
Career Statistics YEAR 2008
Bentley in the 2008 NCAA Division II Statistics Courtney Bartlett: 26th in goals per game (0.57), 37th in points per game (1.22) Nicole Murphy: 34th in goals per game (0.34), 41st in points per game (1.17), 48th in assists per game (0.22) Jenna Panzone: 48th in assists (0.22) Alyssa Sliney: 1st in save percentage (.828), 3rd in goals against average (1.04), 17th in saves per game (5.22)
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12 Haley Smith
Jr, F, Georgetown, Mass.
A 2007 graduate of Georgetown High School who is majoring in accounting and liberal studies, with a concentration in earth, environment and global sustainability ... two varsity letters ... 2008: saw action in 16 games off the bench ... only goal of season came Oct. 5 at American International ... also had an assist against Merrimack Oct. 22 ... received the team’s Coaches’ Award following the season ... 2007: appeared in 16 games with one start ... finished with two goals and two assists for six points ... both goals were scored on the road, Sept. 29 vs. Merrimack and Oct. 28 against UMass-Lowell ... NFHCA National Academic Squad ... High School: earned two varsity letters in field hockey and four in track ... received Coaches Award in field hockey and track as a senior ... league all-star in both ... finished sixth in states in 600 meters as a senior ... was the track team MVP as a junior ... Personal: was a member of the Bentley track team as a freshman ... sister Corilynn ran track at UMassLowell ... daughter of William and Wendy Smith ... age as of Sept. 1: 20.
So, D, Winchendon, Mass. A 2008 graduate of the Dana Hall School who is majoring in marketing ... one varsity letter ... 2008: appeared in two games as a freshman ... was team’s Most Improved Player ... High School: was the team captain of both the field hockey and lacrosse teams as a senior ... also lettered in basketball ... Personal: has participated in Walk for Hunger ... daughter of Peggy and Malcolm Williams ... age as of Sept. 1: 20.
Career Statistics GAMES PLAYED: 2008, 2.
24 Lauren Wisniewski So, F, Toronto, Ont.
A 2008 graduate of the Trinity College School who has not selected a major ... also attended The Bishop Strachan School ... one varsity letter ... 2008: played in her only game Oct. 5 vs.American International ... High School: competed in cross country skiing and rugby as well as field hockey at Trinity ... team MVP ... Bigside colors award ... Ontario Merit Scholar ... Personal: was involved in TD Securities Underwriting Hope Charity Auction this past summer ... daughter of Mark Wisniewski and Liane Quan ... age as of Sept. 1: 18.
Career Statistics YEAR 2007 2008 Totals
GP 16 16 32
G 2 1 3
A 2 1 3
PTS 6 3 9
Career Statistics GAMES PLAYED: 2008, 1.
2008 NORTHEAST-10 CHAMPIONS
2009 BENTLEY FIELD HOCKEY
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY 2009 R0STER
NO 1 2 3 4 5 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 22 24 28 29 30 35 72
NAME Mary Abraham* Ariann Williams* Lacey Cumming* Abbie DeMusis* Kate Johnson* Megan Bauer* Courtney Bartlett* Jenna Panzone* Allison St. Jean* Haley Smith* Kelsey Mattson Beth Maguire Kate Caponigro* Nicole Chaloux-Pinette* Samantha Boardman Cori Geiger Kayleigh Hoffman Nicole Dion Nicole Murphy* Lauren Wisniewski* Stephanie Sideris Tori Bergantino* Alyssa Sliney* Christina Lowe* Julia Powell
YR Sr So So Sr Sr So Sr Sr Sr Jr Fr Fr Jr So Fr Fr Fr Fr Sr So So So Sr Sr Fr
POS MF-D D D F D F MF D MF-F F MF-D MF MF-D D F MF-F F F MF F MF MF-D GK D GK
HT 5-6 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-5 5-5 5-3 5-5 5-3 5-6 5-4 5-4 5-8 5-2 5-7 5-9 5-6 5-3 5-1 5-3 5-9 5-2 5-6
HIGH SCHOOL Weston Dana Hall School Lincoln-Sudbury Reg. Guilford John Jay Camden Hills Regional St. Mark’s School Falmouth Noble Georgetown Newfound Regional Medfield Masconomet Reg. Scarborough Kent Island Agawam Nashoba Regional Lunenburg Dedham Trinity College School Watertown Waltham Nauset Regional Tewksbury Pomperaug
HOMETOWN Weston, Mass. Winchendon, Mass. Sudbury, Mass. Guilford, Conn. Hopewell Junction, N.Y. Rockport, Maine Brunswick, Maine East Falmouth, Mass. Lebanon, Maine Georgetown, Mass. Bristol, N.H. Medfield, Mass. Topsfield, Mass. Scarborough, Maine Chester, Md. Agawam, Mass Bolton, Mass. Lunenburg, Mass. Dedham, Mass. Toronto, Ont. Watertown, Mass. Waltham, Mass. Brewster, Mass. Tewksbury, Mass. Southbury, Conn.
*Returning Lettermen (18) Head Coach: Jessica King (2nd season) Assistants: Laura Thibodeau & Rachael Johnson Captains: Christina Lowe, Allison St. Jean & Alyssa Sliney
2008 HONORS Courtney Bartlett: 2nd-team All-Northeast-10; Northeast-10 Player of the Week once (Oct. 6-co); Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll four times (Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 3, 17); ECAC Division II Player of the Week once (Oct. 6-co); All-Tournament Team, Northeast-10 Playoffs; All-Tournament Team, NCAA Division II Tournament.
Nicole Murphy: 2nd-team All-Northeast-10; Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll four times (Sept. 8, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3)
Megan Bauer: NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad.
Megan Ramah: 1st-team NFHCA Division II All-America; 2nd-team womensfieldhockey.com Division II All-America; 2nd-team All-Northeast10; NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad; Academic AllNortheast-10.
Tori Bergantino: Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll once (Oct. 13); NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad. Nicole Chaloux-Pinette: NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad. Lacey Cumming: NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad. Abbie DeMusis: Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll once (Sept. 22); NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad;Academic All-Northeast10. Kate Johnson: NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad. Christina Lowe: NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad. Danielle Marquis: NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad; Academic All-Northeast-10.
Jenna Panzone: Northeast-10 Weekly Honor Roll twice (Sept. 29, Nov. 3); All-Tournament Team, Northeast-10 Playoffs
Stephanie Sideris: Northeast-10 Freshman of the Year; ECAC Division II Rookie of the Year; womensfieldhockey.com All-Freshman Team; Northeast-10 All-Freshman Team; Northeast-10 Freshman of the Week twice (Sept. 29, Nov. 3). Alyssa Sliney: 2nd-team NFHCA Division II All-America; 1st-team womensfieldhockey.com Division II All-America; 2nd-team All-Northeast10; MVP, 1st-team ECAC Division II All-Star; Northeast-10 Conference Playoffs; Northeast-10 Player of the Week twice (Oct. 13, Nov. 3); Northeast-10 Goalie of the Week six times (Sept. 22-co, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27-co, Nov. 3); ECAC Division II Goalie of the Week six times (Sept. 22, Oct. 8, 15, 22-co, 29-co, Nov. 5); NFHCA Division II National Academic Squad; ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District 1 Women’s At-Large third team; Academic All-Northeast-10; All-Tournament Team, NCAA Division II Championships; All-Tournament, Northeast-10 Playoffs.
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY 2008 IN REVIEW
Overall: Won 17, Lost 6
Northeast-10: Won 15, Lost 3
Date Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 2 Sept. 7 Sept. 10 Sept. 13 Sept. 16 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 28
Opponent vs. #10 Mansfield vs. #4 Shippensburg at St. Michael’s* AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL* #4 UMASS-LOWELL* at Stonehill FRANKLIN PIERCE* at #10 Southern Connecticut St.* SAINT ANSELM* MERRIMACK* at Assumption*
Result L 1-0 L 3-0 L 3-2 (ot) W 3-0 L 2-0 L 3-1 W 2-0 W 2-1 W 2-0 W 2-1 W 4-1
Sept. 30 Oct. 5
#7 ST. MICHAEL’S* at American International*
W 2-1 W 7-1
Oct. 8 Oct. 11 Oct. 14 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 22 DeMusis Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 2 Nov. 14
at #4 UMass-Lowell* W 1-0 (p.s.) #6 STONEHILL* W 2-1 (p.s.) at Franklin Pierce* W 2-1 (ot) #SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT ST.* W 3-2 at Saint Anselm* W 2-1 at Merrimack* W 4-0
St. Jean DeMusis, Bartlett Murphy, DeMusis DeMusis, Bartlett St. Jean, Bartlett Sideris, DeMusis, St. Jean, Panzone Marquis, Bartlett Bartlett 2, DeMusis, Ramah, St. Jean, Bergantino, Smith Team (strokes) Marquis, Team (strokes) Sideris, Murphy Murphy 2, Bartlett Murphy, Bartlett Panzone, Murphy, Bartlett,
ASSUMPTION* vs. #8 Southern Connecticut+ at #4 UMass-Lowell+ vs. #4 UMass-Lowell#
Murphy 2 Murphy Bartlett Bartlett 2
2-0 1-0 1-0 3-2
Murphy, Bartlett Murphy, St. Jean, DeMusis
Scoring GP COURTNEY BARTLETT 23 NICOLE MURPHY 23 ABBIE DEMUSIS 22 ALLISON ST. JEAN 23 JENNA PANZONE 23 STEPHANIE SIDERIS 19 Danielle Marquis 23 Megan Ramah 23 HALEY SMITH 16 TORI BERGANTINO 23 CHRISTINA LOWE 23 KATE JOHNSON 23 Lea Schumacher 23 Krissy Lanzillo 13 KATE CAPONIGO 12 LACEY CUMMING 8 Caitlin Hennessey 4 MEGAN BAUER 3 MARY ABRAHAM 2 NIC. CHALOUX-PINETTE 2 ARIANN WILLIAMS 2 LAUREN WISNIEWSKI 1 BENTLEY 23 OPPONENTS 23 Goalkeeping ALYSSA SLINEY (Northeast-10) BENTLEY OPPONENTS
W W W L
GP 23 18 23 23
GS 21 23 18 21 23 7 18 23 0 5 23 23 22 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ALL GAMES G A 13 2 11 5 7 1 5 1 2 5 2 3 2 1 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45 24 25 21 GS 23 18 23 23
MIN 1689:13 1337:58 1689:13 1689:13
PTS 28 27 15 11 9 7 5 5 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 114 71
#NCAA Div. II Championships
DSV 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3 SVS 120 98 120 180
GP 18 18 18 18 18 14 18 18 13 18 18 18 18 10 9 7 3 3 2 2 2 1 18 18 GA 25 18 25 45
2009 Returnees in CAPS Game-Winning Goals: DEMUSIS 5, BARTLETT 4, MURPHY 4, Marquis 1, PANZONE 1
Alyssa Sliney recorded eight shutouts in 2008
2009 BENTLEY FIELD HOCKEY
GS 17 18 15 18 18 3 15 18 0 2 18 18 17 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GAA 1.04 0.94 1.04 1.86
NORTHEAST-10 G A PTS 10 1 21 10 4 24 7 1 15 5 1 11 2 4 8 2 3 7 2 1 5 1 3 5 1 1 3 1 0 2 0 2 2 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 41 21 103 18 15 51 ShO 8 6 8 3
W-L 17-6 15-3 17-6 6-17
DSV 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 3
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY THE RECORDS
ALL GAMES L T PCT 5 1 .214 3 2 .692 3 3 .679 0 2 .929 5 2 .500 8 2 .591 9 2 .333 6 5 .528 9 1 .406 6 2 .632
CONFERENCE L T PCT
YEAR 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
COACH Daryl Leonard Leonard Leonard Leonard (29-11-8) Paula Mullen (5-5-2) Wendy Anderson (12-8-2) Linda Littleton Littleton (11-15-7) Cheryl Murtagh Murtagh (17-15-3)
W 1 8 8 12 5 12 4 7 6 11
1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993
Linda MacDonald MacDonald MacDonald (37-9-2) Donna Lee (6-7-3) Deb Draper Draper Draper Draper Draper Draper
7 14 16 6 12 9 9 4 6 7
4 2 3 7 9 7 5 9 11 11
2 0 0 3 0 3 3 2 0 2
.615 .875 .842 .469 .571 .553 .618 .333 .353 .400
1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Draper (55-61-12) Kelly (West) McGowan McGowan McGowan McGowan McGowan McGowan McGowan McGowan McGowan
8 11 14 16 18 21 17 22 17 16
9 7 6 7 5 1 4 1 5 6
2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
.474 .605 .700 .696 .783 .955 .810 .957 .773 .727
6 6 5 6 7 9 7 11
0 0 0 0 2 1 3 5
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .778 .900 .700 .688
2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 Totals
McGowan McGowan McGowan McGowan (222-64-1) Jessica King (17-6) 35 years
22 3 16 6 17 6 15 7 17 6 411 201
0 0 0 0 0 40
.880 .727 .739 .682 .739 .661
15 13 13 13 15 126
1 3 3 3 3 24
0 0 0 0 0 0
.938 .813 .813 .813 .833 .840
3rd place, AIAW Div. II 2nd place, NCAA Div. II NCAA Div. II tourney NCAA Div. III tourney 4th place, NCAA Div. III 2nd, ECAC N.E. Div. III ECAC N.E. Div. III tourney 2nd, ECAC N.E. Div. III
1st 1st 1st 1st t-2nd t-1st t-3rd t-3rd
ECAC Div. II Game ECAC Div. II Game ECAC Div. II Champions 2nd place, NCAA Div. II 2nd place, NCAA Div. II NCAA Div. II Champions 2nd place, NCAA Div. II
1st 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd
2nd place, NCAA Div. II NCAA Div. II First Round 2nd place, NCAA Div. II NCAA Div. II Semis NCAA Div. II Semis
Postseason Action NCAA Division II Championships 1981 – Adelphi (W 2-1), Pfeiffer (L 5-3) – National Runner-Up 1983 – Keene State (L 1-0) 1999 – Bloomsburg (L 2-0) – National Runner-Up 2000 – St. Michael’s (W 1-0), Lock Haven (L 2-0) – National Runner-Up 2001 – St. Michael’s (W 1-0), East Stroudsburg (W 4-2) – National Champions 2002 – Bryant (W 1-0), Bloomsburg (L 5-0) – National Runner-Up 2004 – Southern Connecticut (W 7-2), UMass-Lowell (W 3-0), Bloomsburg (L 3-2, ot) – National Runner-Up 2005 – Stonehill (L 1-0) 2006 – Stonehill (W 3-1), UMass-Lowell (W 4-0), Bloomsburg (L 1-0) – National Runner-Up 2007 – C. W. Post (W 2-0), UMass-Lowell (L 2-1, ot) 2008 – UMass-Lowell (L 3-2) NCAA Division III Championships 1985 – Wisconsin-Stevens Point (W 2-1, ot), Bloomsburg (L 3-1, ot) 1986 – Wooster (W 4-0), Ithaca (W 2-1), Salisbury State (L 2-1), Trenton State (L 1-0) – Fourth Place AIAW Division II Championships 1979 – Denver (W 2-1, penalty strokes), LaSalle (W 3-1), Colgate (L 4-3), Lehigh (W 2-1, penalty strokes) – Third Place ECAC Division II Tournament 1996 – East Stroudsburg (L 1-0) – Runner-up 1997 – Albany (L 1-0) – Runner-up 1998 – Southern Connecticut (W 2-0), Assumption (W 3-0) – Champions ECAC Division III New England Regional Tournament 1988 – Southern Maine (W 1-0), St. Michael’s (L 1-0) – Runner-Up 1989 – Williams (L 2-0) 1990 – Clark (W 1-0), Williams (L 2-1)
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY THE RECORDS
Individual Most Points Career Season Game Most Goals Career Season Game Most Assists Career Season Game
205 68 68 15
Mary Rogers, 2003-06 Jen Bunce, 1998 Mary Rogers, 2004 Annette Brow, 1983
85 30 30 7
Mary Rogers, 2003-06 Jen Bunce, 1998 Allyson Bunce, 2000 Annette Brow, 1983
59 22 4 4
Ann Marie Sheridan, 1997-2000 Ann Marie Sheridan, 2000 Marianne Collins, 1979 Ann Marie Sheridan, 2000
Most goals scored, season 97 Most goals scored, game 12 Fewest goals allowed, season 4 Most shutouts, season 14 Most consecutive wins 28 Most consecutive games without a loss 28 Most consecutive losses 9 Most consecutive games without a win 9 Most wins, season 22 Fewest wins, season 1 Fewest losses, season 0 Most losses, season 11 Highest winning percentage .957
2004 (25 games) 2000 (vs. AIC) 1977 (14 games) 1999 (22 games) 1998-99 1998-99 1991-92 1991-92 2001, 2004 1974 1977 1992, 1993 2001 (22-1)
Most Shutouts Career 47 Carolyn Cahill, 1996-99 Season 14 Carolyn Cahill, 1999 Best Goals Against Average Career 0.82 Suzi Halpin, 1983-86 Season 0.29 Judy Paratore, 1977
Career Scoring Leaders NAME 1. Mary Rogers 2. Jen Bunce 3. Allyson Bunce 4. Lindsey Harrington 5.Amy DeCarolis 6. Lia Pezzola 7. Annette Brow 8. Alicia Cabrera 8. Kristyn Bates 10. Marianne Collins
CLASS 2007 2000 2002 2007 1988 1999 1984 2002 2003 1980
G 85 78 70 58 42 33 42 33 39 30
A 35 32 17 37 34 46 18 23 11 27
Single Season Scoring Leaders PTS 205 188 157 153 118 112 102 89 89 87
NAME 1. Jen Bunce 1. Mary Rogers 3. Lindsey Harrington 4. Allyson Bunce 5. Mary Rogers 6. Jen Bunce 7. Jen Bunce 8. Mary Rogers 9. Lia Pezzola 10. Allyson Bunce 10. Mary Rogers
YEAR 1998 2004 2004 2000 2005 1999 1997 2006 1998 2001 2003
G 30 26 25 30 23 23 17 17 10 17 19
A PTS 8 68 16 68 17 67 1 61 10 56 10 56 9 43 8 42 20 40 5 39 1 39
Career Goalkeeping Leaders NAME 1. Suzi Halpin 2. Liz Novis 3. Judy Paratore 4. Carolyn Cahill 5. Alyssa Sliney 6. Kelly Sullivan 6. Kristen Johnson 8. Trish Colbert
YEARS 1983-86 2000-03 1976-78 1996-99 2006-08 1992-95 2002-05 1988-91
GP 67 88 38 88 68 44 54 68
GS 67 88 38 88 67 43 47 65
MIN 4721 6168 2530 6228 4760 3816 3170 4084
SAV 519 348 188 446 349 494 178 595
GA 55 72 30 76 63 59 49 76
GAA 0.816 0.817 0.83 0.85 0.93 1.08 1.08 1.30
SHO 26 39 17 47 28 23 9 12
W-L-T 48-15-4 72-16-0 24-7-6 69-19-0 49-18-0 25-24-4 36-9-0 28-26-6
GAA 0.29 0.44 0.56 0.59 0.60 0.67 0.80 0.82 0.88 0.90
SHO 10 14 13 5 9 9 7 6 12 11
W-L-T 12-0-2 21-1-0 22-1-0 7-2-2 17-5-0 14-2-0 11-6-2 16-3-0 16-7-0 16-6-0
Season Goalkeeping Leaders NAME 1. Judy Paratore 2. Carolyn Cahill 3. Liz Novis 4. Judy Paratore 5. Alyssa Sliney 6. Suzi Halpin 7. Suzi Halpin 8. Suzi Halpin 9. Carolyn Cahill 10. Liz Novis
YEARS 1977 1999 2001 1976 2006 1985 1983 1986 1997 2003
GP 14 22 23 12 23 16 19 19 23 22
GS MIN 14 —— 22 1576 23 1638.75 12 —— 23 1518.25 16 1145 19 1316 19 1287 23 1673 22 1559.25
SAV 65 68 84 61 89 144 109 160 124 93
GA 4 10 13 6 13 11 15 15 21 20
Carolyn Cahill 24
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BENTLEY UNIVERSITY THE RECORDS Honor Roll NFHCA ALL-AMERICA 1985 1986 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997
Patty Flanigan (1st team, Div. III) Suzi Halpin (HM, Div. III) Patty Flanigan (1st team, Div. III) Christine Dorr (2nd team, Div. II) Sarah Broughton (1st team, Div. II) Christine Dorr (2nd team, Div. II) Sue Corkery (1st team, Div. II) Janette Lemos (2nd team, Div. II) Kelly Sullivan (2nd team, Div. II) Jessica Cormier (1st team, Div. II) Kelly Sullivan (2nd team, Div. II) Jessica Cormier (1st team, Div. II) Michelle Mase (1st team, Div. II) Lia Pezzola (2nd team, Div. II) Jen Bunce (1st team, Div. II) Carolyn Cahill (2nd team, Div. II) Johanna DiCarlo (2nd team, Div. II) Lia Pezzola (2nd team, Div. II) Jen Bunce (1st team, Div. II) Lia Pezzola (1st team, Div. II) Carolyn Cahill (2nd team, Div. II) Johanna DiCarlo (2nd team, Div. II) Alexis Ginas (2nd team, Div. II) Allyson Bunce (1st team, Div. II) Jen Bunce (1st team, Div. II) Carolyn Cahill (1st team, Div. II) Tara Zraunig (2nd team, Div. II) Kristyn Bates (2nd team, Div. II) Allyson Bunce (1st team, Div. II) Ann Marie Sheridan (2nd team, Div. II) Tara Zraunig (1st team, Div. II) Kristyn Bates (1st team, Div. II) Allyson Bunce (1st team, Div. II) Alicia Cabrera (1st team, Div. II) Lauren Galenski (2nd team, Div. II) Liz Novis (2nd team, Div. II) Kristyn Bates (1st team, Div. II) Jenn Walker (2nd team, Div. II) Lauren Galenski (1st team, Div. II) Kara Bouvier (2nd team, Div. II) Kerry Kopec (2nd team, Div. II) Mary Rogers (2nd team, Div. II)
Lindsey Harrington (1st team, DII) Kerry Kopec (1st team, Div. II) Mary Rogers (1st team, Div. II) Jenn Walker (2nd team, Div. II) Mary Rogers (1st team, Div. II) Lindsey Harrington (2nd team, Div. II) Janessa Perreault (2nd team, Div. II) Lindsey Harrington (1st team, Div. II) Mary Rogers (1st team, Div. II) Heather Buda (2nd team, Div. II) Alyssa Sliney (2nd team, Div. II) Heather Buda (1st team, Div. II) Alyssa Sliney (1st team, Div. II) Megan Ramah (1st team, Div. II) Alyssa Sliney (2nd team, Div. II)
NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Allyson Bunce Jen Bunce Jessica Cormier Mary Rogers
2001 1997, 1998, 1999 1996 2005 (co), 2006
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Johanna DiCarlo Kerry Kopec
GOALIE OF THE YEAR Carolyn Cahill Alyssa Sliney
1999 2006, 2007
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR Heather Buda Allyson Bunce Jen Bunce Mary Rogers Stephanie Sideris Alyssa Sliney Jenn Walker
2004 1998 1996 2003 2008 2006 2001 (co)
TOURNAMENT MVP Carolyn Bolster Allyson Bunce Jen Bunce Carolyn Cahill Johanna DiCarlo Alyssa Sliney
2002 2000, 2001 1999 1996, 1998 1997 2008
ALL-NORTHEAST-10 (First Team Only) Kristyn Bates Kara Bouvier Heather Buda Allyson Bunce Jen Bunce Alicia Cabrera Carolyn Cahill Jessica Cormier Johanna DiCarlo Lauren Galenski Alexis Ginas Lindsey Harrington Jill Insigna Kerry Kopec Michelle Mase Lia Pezzola Heather Rizzo Mary Rogers Ann Marie Sheridan Alyssa Sliney Jenn Walker Tara Zraunig
2002 2003 2006, 2007 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999 2001 1997, 1998, 1999 1996 1997, 1998 2001 1997, 1998 2004, 2006 1997 2004 1996 1998 1999 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 2000 2006, 2007 2002 2000
NORTHEAST-10 COACH OF THE YEAR Kelly McGowan
1999, 2001, 2004
NFHCA DIV. II COACH OF THE YEAR Kelly McGowan
Series Records First Opponent Game WonLost Tied Adelphi 1981 1 0 0 Albany 1996 2 2 0 American Inter. 1996 17 0 0 Assumption 1974 39 6 1 Bates 1981 2 1 0 Bellarmine `2006 1 0 0 Bloomsburg 1985 0 9 0 Boston University 1974 2 4 1 Boston College 1974 7 3 2 Bridgeport 1983 3 0 0 Bridgewater State 1978 7 6 3 Brown 1980 0 3 1 Bryant 1999 12 3 0 Catawba 1999 1 0 0 Clark 1990 1 0 0 Colgate 1979 0 2 0 Cortland State 1989 0 1 0 C.W. Post 1979 7 2 1 Denver 1979 1 0 0 East Stroudsburg 1996 6 2 0 Endicott JC 1975 2 0 0 Fitchburg State 1976 1 0 0 Framingham State 1975 1 0 0 Franklin Pierce 1997 15 1 0 Frostburg State 1987 0 1 0 Gordon 1974 2 2 0 Harvard 1976 0 3 0 Holy Cross 1976 11 11 3 Houghton 2000 1 0 0 Indiana, Pa. 1988 3 1 0
First Opponent Game WonLost Tied Iowa 1979 0 1 0 Ithaca 1986 1 0 0 Keene State 1978 9 9 0 Kutztown 1988 4 3 0 LaSalle 1979 1 0 0 Lehigh 1980 1 0 0 Leicester JC 1974 1 1 0 Lock Haven 1992 0 5 0 Longwood 1999 1 0 0 Mansfield 1998 2 1 0 UMass-Dartmouth 1991 3 1 1 UMass-Lowell 1975 24 19 3 Mercyhurst 2001 5 1 0 Merrimack 1993 19 1 0 Middlebury 1976 0 1 0 Millersville 1993 4 3 0 Mount Ida JC 1974 1 1 0 New Hampshire, U. 1979 0 5 0 1977 2 0 0 New England Northeastern 1977 0 4 1 Northeastern JV 1976 0 0 1 Notre Dame 1986 1 0 0 Oneonta State 1988 1 0 1 Pfeiffer 1981 0 1 0 Pine Manor JC 1975 1 0 0 Plymouth State 1986 8 6 0 Providence 1976 6 4 0 Quinnipiac 1995 3 0 0 Rhode Island, U of 1976 2 2 1 Roanoke 1995 1 0 0
First Opponent Game WonLost Tied Rochester 1985 1 0 0 Sacred Heart 1994 0 4 0 Saint Anselm 2001 13 0 0 Salem State 1974 11 4 3 Salisbury State 1986 0 3 0 Shippensburg 1992 3 4 0 Skidmore 1977 1 0 0 Smith 1977 2 0 1 Southeastern Mass 1977 11 1 1 Southern Conn. 1986 26 4 1 Southern Maine 1987 10 5 2 Springfield 1984 1 1 0 St. Joseph’s, Maine 1999 3 0 0 St. Michael’s 1986 20 10 1 Stonehill 1996 18 7 0 Swarthmore 1987 0 1 0 Trenton State 1986 0 1 0 Tufts 1975 11 7 2 Vermont 1979 1 0 0 Wellesley 1976 3 2 1 Westfield State 1978 13 3 5 Wheaton 1976 12 5 3 Williams 1989 0 2 0 Wisconsin-Stev. Pt. 1985 1 0 0 Wooster 1986 1 0 0 Worcester State 1977 1 0 0 WPI 1989 2 5 0 Totals 411 201 40 2009 Opponents in Bold
BENTLEY UNIVERSITY THE NORTHEAST-10 2008 Final Standings UMass-Lowell * Bentley ^ Stonehill Southern Connecticut St. Michael’s Franklin Pierce Saint Anselm Merrimack American International Assumption
W 17 15 12 12 11 7 6 5 4 1
*Regular season champion
CONFERENCE L PCT GF 1 .944 83 3 .833 43 6 .667 56 6 .667 58 7 .611 31 11 .389 26 12 .333 25 13 .278 23 14 .222 18 17 .056 12
GA 15 18 23 41 34 35 43 60 55 51
L 5 6 8 10 8 13 12 14 15 18
ALL GAMES PCT GF .800 98 .739 47 .619 62 .565 71 .579 33 .350 30 .333 25 .263 23 .250 21 .100 17
GA 34 25 30 63 37 43 43 67 58 58
Northeast-10 Championships First Round – October 29 #3 Southern Connecticut 6, #6 Franklin Pierce 3 #4 Stonehill 3, #5 St. Michael’s 2 (ot) Semifinals – November 1 #1 UMass-Lowell 3, #4 Stonehill 2 #2 Bentley 1, #3 Southern Connecticut 0 Championship – November 2 #2 Bentley 1, #1 UMass-Lowell 0 (ot)
Regular Season Bentley Bentley Bentley Bentley St. Michael’s Bentley St. Michael’s, Bryant Bryant Bentley UMass-Lowell Stonehill UMass-Lowell UMass-Lowell
Statistical Leaders LEADING SCORERS Sammy Macy, UMass-Lowell Claire Hourihan, Stonehill Sara Winterbottom, Southern Conn Jaci Moulton, UMass-Lowell Whitney Martin, Southern Conn Jackie Ladino, Stonehill Ann Berry, Southern Conn Andrea Slaven, St. Michael’s Kate Enaire, UMass-Lowell Courtney Bartlett, Bentley
Past Champions 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
W 20 17 13 13 11 7 6 5 5 2
Playoffs Bentley Bentley Bentley Bentley Bentley Bentley Bentley UMass-Lowell UMass-Lowell UMass-Lowell, Stonehill UMass-Lowell UMass-Lowell Bentley
G-A-PTS 28-8-64 20-8-48 17-3-37 15-7-37 14-8-36 12-10-34 11-12-34 13-5-31 14-3-31 13-2-28
AVG 2.78 2.29 1.68 1.48 1.57 1.62 1.48 1.63 1.24 1.22
GAME-WINNING GOALS: Macy 7, Andrea Slaven 5, Abbie DeMusis (Bentley) 5, Moulton 5. LEADING GOALIES Alyssa Sliney, Bentley Amy Carbon, UMass-Lowell Courtney Osier, Stonehill Jordan Smalling, St. Michael’s Kristin Tormollan, Franklin Pierce
GAA 1.04 1.23 1.36 1.88 2.13
ShO 7 3 3 6 2
MOST SHUTOUTS: Sliney 7, Smalling 3, Emily Achilles (Merrimack) 3, Riley Haddock (Saint Anselm) 3, Osier 3, Carbon 3. SAVE PERCENTAGE: Sliney .828, KIm Steiner (AIC) .790, Smalling .772, Haddock .768, Osier .748.
2008 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division II All-America Team First Team Kim Davies Lydia Dolly Chelsea Due Sylvia Guerrieri Dani Haas Michelle Harrington Kelley Healey Samantha Kropa Jackie Ladino Sammy Macy Whitney Martin Whitney Miller Megan Ramah Missy Seeley Andrea Slaven Jamie Vanartsdalen
Shippensburg Indiana (Pa.) Bloomsburg Indiana (Pa.) Shippensburg UMass-Lowell Kutztown Bloomsburg Stonehill UMass-Lowell Southern Connecticut Bloomsburg Bentley UMass-Lowell St. Michael’s Bloomsburg
Second Team Jennifer Belfatti Maggey Bloskey Jess Frantz Courtney Geibel Courtney Grunza Brittany Kostishion Stephanie Laskey Courtney Loper Amanda Nann Alyssa Sliney Kerri Sullivan Laura Sullivan Carolyn Swift Nikki Trunzo Emily Warren Vanessa Whitman
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Kutztown Bloomsburg Indiana (Pa.) Kutztown Mansfield Mansfield American International Mercyhurst C.W. Post Bentley Stonehill UMass-Lowell Shippensburg East Stroudsburg Mercyhurst Bloomsburg
2001 NCAA DIVISION II CHAMPIONS Third Time is a Charm for Bentley Falcons By Ted Kottler, Daily News Tribune Reprinted with Permission WALTHAM - They admit that three nights ago they were afraid to lose, though they certainly came to play. Yesterday they did themselves one better: they came to win. The Bentley field hockey team captured the first national championship in any sport in the college’s history, ousting East Stroudsburg 4-2 in the NCAA Division II final yesterday. Two days after surviving a scare from St. Michael’s in their 1-0 semifinal win, the Falcons were just plain scary on their home turf, where they have won 61 of 62 games since 1997. Everyone contributed to the triumph, from the team’s lone seniors, co-captains Alicia Cabrera and Allyson Bunce, to the youngsters, including sophomore backup forward Liz McKenna (goal, assist), who had her first goal in 10 games to help Bentley (22-1) conclude the season on an eight-game winning streak.
Kerry Kopec (20) and Jenny Cahill react after the final whistle.
“That’s why we’re tough to beat, because they can’t just mark up one or two kids,” said Bentley coach Kelly McGowan, whose team had fallen in the last two national finals. “We have so many kids on this team that are just great, skilled players. They definitely makes things happen. We’re not a team that sits back and waits for things to happen, we make things happen.All around, everyone played a great game today. Everyone was on today. We were ready.” Junior forward Kristyn Bates (goal, assist) opened the scoring with 26:14 to play in the first half, en route to a third-straight spot on the All-Tournament team, a claim no other player in America can make. Bunce and junior midfielder Carolyn Bolster weaved the ball back and forth on the right-hand side before Bolster picked out Bates on the left. “I get up for these games. I don’t know what it is,” said Bates. “The feeling of playing in such a game and the intensity, just the whole mind-set for the whole entire game just fires me up pretty much. I play on that.” McKenna tipped a rolling ball from sophomore Lauren Galenski (goal, assist) high over goalkeeper Kelly Wagner with 13:02 left in the first half to make it 2-0. McKenna’s centering pass set up the final Bentley goal by Cabrera with 13:49 to play, a blast that made it 4-1. Yet McKenna never expected to factor so heavily into the national final.
“No, I was hoping though,” she said. “Lauren had an awesome hit in, it was strong and it went through everyone. And then I just happened to be there. My stick was there and it deflected off.” Bates made a crisp pass through the middle for Galenski, who beat Wagner with the first shot of the second half to make it 3-0 with 28:54 on the clock. “We knew we had to score in the very beginning of the second half, because we just thought they would not be as motivated,” said Galenski. East Stroudsburg replied with a goal at 27:40 by Kate Dideon and actually had the best scoring chance while playing a man down for five minutes, beginning at 23:19, when Meghan Furnia was issued a yellow card for jabbing Bates with her stick. Then Cabrera’s goal, sparked by a nice pass from the back to Galenski by freshman Kerry Ann Kopec, put it out of reach. Sara Gorman cut it to 4-2 with 2:46 to play, but Bentley, buoyed by a festive crowd of 603 (many more crowded the field’s perimeter), wasn’t about to fold. “Just having it here, hosting it, helped us a lot and motivated us to win the whole thing,” said sophomore goaltender Liz Novis (4 saves). “This is all I wanted for however many years I’ve been playing,” added Bunce, a Dennis-Yarmouth graduate. “I just wanted to win. In high school, every single year, we came in second place, and now, two years in a row (Bentley finished second). We knew the third time we had to come out and play our best and we did it.” It went a long way toward erasing the painful memories of the 1999 and 2000 finals. “It’s almost like I’m glad we waited to win at home, it’s more sweet,” said McGowan. “We had all the fans that have supported us throughout all the years.The alumni were here, parents of alumni that have played for me, it was just amazing.The whole Bentley community came out today - the President, professors, everyone.” “Before the game, we said we’re playing for our team, for our parents, for Bentley College,” added Cabrera, who made the All-Tournament Team with Bunce, Bates and junior back Diana DeMain.“It was huge, especially for me as a senior and for Allyson Bunce. It was an awesome way to end our field hockey careers.”
Front row (l-r): Cori Geiger, Lauren Wisniewski, Stephanie Sideris, Christina Lowe, Allison St. Jean, Abbie DeMusis, Lacey Cumming. Middle row: Kelsey Mattson, Beth Maguire, Haley Smith, Nicole Chaloux-Pinette, Tori Bergantino, Kate Johnson, Megan Bauer, Kate Caponigro, Ariann Williams. Back row: Assistant coach Rachael Johnson, Julia Powell, Kayleigh Hoffman, Nicole Dion, Nicole Murphy, Jenna Panzone, Courtney Bartlett, Samantha Boardman, Mary Abraham, Alyssa Sliney, Head coach Jessica King.
AUGUST Fri. 28 vs. Indiana, Pa. & ................... 4:00 p.m. Sat. 29 Millersville.............................. 2:00 p.m. SEPTEMBER Wed. 2 Stonehill ................................. 7:00 p.m. Sat. 5 at Adelphi ............................... 1:00 p.m. Thu. 10 at Southern Connecticut St. .... 7:00 p.m. Sat. 12 St. Michael’s ........................... 6:00 p.m. Wed. 16 at American International ........ 7:00 p.m. Sat. 19 at Assumption* ....................... 1:00 p.m. Tue.22 at Stonehill*............................ 7:00 p.m. Sat. 26 Franklin Pierce* ...................... 1:00 p.m. Wed. 30 at Saint Anselm* ..................... 7:00 p.m. OCTOBER Wed. 7 Merrimack*............................. 7:00 p.m. Sat. 10 Southern Connecticut St.* ...... 1:00 p.m. Tue. 13 Assumption ............................ 7:00 p.m. Thu. 15 at St. Michael’s*...................... 3:30 p.m. Sat. 17 Adelphi* ................................. 1:00 p.m. Wed. 21 at UMass-Lowell* ................... 7:00 p.m. Fri. 23 American International* .......... 7:00 p.m. Wed. 28 Northeast-10 Playoffs ............. TBA Sat. 31 Northeast-10 Playoffs ............. TBA NOVEMBER Sun. 1 Northeast-10 Championship... TBA *Northeast-10 Conference game & at UMass-Lowell