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Cross Country


Danielle Novara DIRECTOR

Danielle joins the Brockport Track and Field program from Colgate University as the primary women’s cross country coach. Previously Novara enjoyed great success as an assistant with the Cross Country and Track and Field teams at Oberlin College in Ohio. Under Novara’s tutelage, the women’s cross country team had its two best performances in school history as the Yeowomen placed ninth in NCAAs during the 2012 and eighth during the 2013 season. During her three years at Oberlin, a total of 18 student-athletes from the cross country teams were chosen as USTFCCCA Academic All-Americans. She also saw three All-Americans, 12 Individual National Qualifiers (first two distance men in school history), and the most women from one school in the 10,000 meter national race in 2014. There were also eight Individual NCAC Conference Champions, two team NCAC Titles in Cross Country and seven new school records from 2012-2014.. She also brings the experience of having worked and trained amongst many prestigious coaches, athletes, and Olympians in Flagstaff, AZ; Oberlin Nike Camp, and Stanford Nike Camp. Novara, a SUNYAC Hall of Fame inductee from her time as a studentathlete at Geneseo, earned a Master of Arts degree in Sustainable Communities from Northern Arizona University.


Coaching Staff Seth Yernye ASSISTANT COACH

Seth comes to Brockport from Daemen College, where he held a number of roles over a 3 year stint. He started out as the Assistant Cross Country/Track and Field coach and primarily working with the middle distant athletes before being promoted to the Head Coach in 2014. During his time at Daemen College, he coached 64 All-Conference athletes, 10 Conference Champions, 7 USCAA All-Americans, as well as the 2013 USCAA Women’s Cross Country National Championship team. Before his time at Daemen College, Seth served as the Head Track and Field Coach at Bishop-Timon St. Jude High School in Buffalo, NY. During his 2 years, he saw 6 athletes earn All-Conference Honors. As an athlete, Yernye was a Gold Medalist in the 1500 meter run at the 2010 Empire State Games, and helped the Syracuse Chargers win a National Championship at the USATF 5k Road Racing National Championships. Yernye attended Erie Community College and was an NJCAA All-American for cross-country in 2007 as well as a three-time Region III runner-up in the 5000 meters. After transferring to SUNY Plattsburgh, he went on to become an All-SUNYAC athlete for the indoor mile in 2009, won the 5000 meters at the 2009 ECAC Outdoor Championships, is part of the Distance Medley Relay school record, and he competed in the NCAA Division III Cross-Country National Meet in Hanover, IN.


NCAA Division III Athletics The College at Brockport is located on the beautiful Erie Canal, which also doubles as a unique training ground for Golden Eagle runners. Versatile surfaces and scenic distances give athletes a dynamic training experience. The Cross Country team also has the advantage of hosting contests on-campus in both 6k (Women’s) and 8k (Men’s) formats. Home to the 2014 SUNYAC Cross Country Championships, the course also holds the annual Golden Eagle Invitational. In 2015, Brockport Cross Country/Track and Field had 19 SUNYAC champions, 3 ECAC Champions, and 11 NCAA National Participants. The Golden Eagles also added 7 All-American certificates to the 57 program tally. With our endless resources such as access to teamspecific athletic trainers, sports-performance psychologists, individualized strength and conditioning programs, and knowledgeable coaches, success is inevitable.


Athletic Training Room Six full-time staff members with Athletic Training Certifications offer 90 combined years of experience in athletic training. The team provides comprehensive care to our student-athletes through the use of the latest technology in therapeutic modalities as well as innovative functional assessment and rehabilitation techniques. Our Athletic Training Room provides student-athletes the benefit of high quality rehabilitation and physical training equipment. The facility has five taping tables, 13 treatment tables, three exercise bikes, one elliptical machine, one stair climber as well as a whirlpool machine.


Bill Steele Athletic Performance Weight Room It’s not a fitness center. It’s an athletic performance training facility, where Golden Eagle athletes prepare for their competitors through a state-of-the-art strength and conditioning program. Athletes will be able to push their bodies to maximize their athletic talents using the College’s high-speed treadmills, TRX trainers, kettlebells, inlaid Olympic platforms, free-motion functional trainers, VertiMax platforms, Elitefts Colligate power racks, speed and power sleds, an Ariel Computerized Exercise System (ACES) machine, and much more. All of our athletes train under the watch of experienced instructors.


the SERC Opened in 2012, the Special Events Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art facility, is a 138,000 square foot three-story building that serves as the home for Campus Recreation and the Golden Eagle Track and Field Program. In addition to serving as a venue for major campus events, the SERC—which consists of a dynamic fitness center and the impressive Field House—equips students with all the tools necessary to stay physically fit. Whether you’re interested in weight lifting, cardio, taking a Zumba class, working with a personal trainer or going for a run on the track, the SERC can help you reach all your fitness goals.


Residence Halls Living on campus at Brockport means more than just a place to sleep. The college residential experience serves as the foundation for developing friendships that last a lifetime. Our vibrant and safe living-learning environment helps students become successful members of our campus community. A resident director (RD) and a staff resident assistant (RA) provide leadership for each residence hall community. RDs and RAs are excellent sources of information and will help students make decisions, support students in developing responsibility and concern for others, and assist in acquiring a plan for academic success.


Dining Halls Students have many options when it comes to dining and meal plans. The College’s dining services are regularly ranked high within the SUNY system. Meal plans are designed to provide variety, flexibility and plenty of healthy dining options. Our diversified menus include vegan, vegetarian, and ethnic entrees, allowing students to enjoy their favorite foods and expand their palates. The two main dining halls, Brockway and Harrison, feature a wide selection of food stations and made-to-order choices. In addition to the two main dining halls, there are a number of cafÊs, late-night spots, and retail locations that offer a variety of meal options throughout the day.


Drake Memorial Library Drake Memorial Library houses nearly a half million items, plus online databases, research guides, the College Archives and more. It includes multiple computer labs and meeting/study rooms, enhancing the learning experience with audio, video, graphic, and web-based content. The library provides opportunities for 3D printing/scanning in the Makerspace and has a variety of tech tools available for loan. Librarians offer in-person as well as online research assistance and consultation. And, if you need a little caffeine for your study session, the Aerie CafĂŠ provides coffee and a varying menu to satisfy your cravings.


Danielle Novara Cross Country Director 350 New Campus Drive Brockport, NY 14420 (585) 395-2347 dnovara@brockport.edu

www.gobrockport.com


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