Brown Bear Magazine Editor & Publisher Davies Bisset ’85 Executive Director, BUSF Managing Editor/Art Director Craig Schroeder Production Coordinator Matthew Jarret Davies Bisset ’85 with Aileen Daniels ’12 (L) and Hannah Passafuime ’12 (R) of the Women’s Basketball team at the Paul Cuffee School in Providence.
From The Executive Director: Davies Bisset ’85
“Dream Big” Our winter in Providence has been relatively mild, with very little snow, but still cold. Our fearless Brown students still venture out on cold days in their flip flops and shorts, seemingly without a shiver or a care in the world. (Sorry parents, but I think you know this.) Some things never change along Thayer Street! This issue of the Brown Bear is a special one for those of us who have come to know, respect and admire Brown AD, Mike Goldberger. Goldie announced his intention to retire at the end of this academic year, and our cover story highlights his career and impact on Brown Admissions, Brown Athletics and on the University as a whole. As men’s soccer alum David Flaschen ’77 recently remarked, “sometimes you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” Goldie, thank you and we will miss you. We will be celebrating Goldie in the coming months—so stay tuned. Some highlights since the previous issue of the Brown Bear Magazine: Members of our Women’s Basketball team and Coach Jeannie Burr visited the Paul Cuffee School, a charter school in Providence, and shared some of their dreams, challenges and ambitions with an enthusiastic group of fifth graders (see the photo above). Coach Burr and the players encouraged the students to “Dream Big” in life and told them that it is OK to fail sometimes. Coach Burr, by the way, just earned her 300th career win! Nice job. Fans of Brown Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey gathered in December to mark the 50th Anniversary of the building of Meehan Auditorium. Colby Cameron ’63 P’87, Marcia Hoffer ’71 P’08, Len Ranalli ’80, among others, shared reflections to a standing room reception which included members of the Gilbane family (whose
company built Meehan) and the Meehan/ Hunt families (the original benefactors to Meehan.) Brown Lacrosse (aka Brown State) gathered in force in New York City at a reception hosted by the ubiquitous Craig Linden ’82 and his awesome wife Asami. More than 80 alumni, parents, friends and fans gathered on the Upper East Side venue to hear some inspirational words from Coach Lars Tiffany ’90. Finally, Brown Men’s Soccer celebrated its Ivy Championship Season at its team banquet with a great showing by Brown soccer alums and parents, including David Flaschen ’77 P’11, Ted Von Gerichten ’78 P’13, John Barrett ’67 P’03 and Bill Zisson ’63 P’91 who made a poignant presentation of a new team award in honor of the late John Sherman ’62, Brown Soccer Captain and Marine Corps Captain who was killed in action in Vietnam. “Hoo-raah” for this great gesture, and to our team and Coach Laughlin on their Ivy Championship. Plan to return to campus on May 25th for the dedication of our new Nelson Fitness Center, Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center, Ittleson Quadrangle and David J. Zucconi ’55 Varsity Strength and Conditioning Center. Campus Dance is held that evening, and the Sports Foundation will have its usual gathering spot in front of Sayles Hall. Hope to see you there, but until then, I remain, Ever True,
Contributing Editors Laura Almeida ’06, Kelly Fitzsimmons, Kyla Harrington ’13, Lauren Hylton, Peter Mackie ’59, Sarah Sceery BUSF Board Officers Chairman & Past President Artemis A. W. Joukowsky ’55 LLD ’85 hon., P’87 GP ’13 ’14 Past Presidents Richard F. Carolan ’58 P’84 ’90 ’95 GP’11 Gordon E. Perry ’55 P’88 ’92 GP’10 Vice-President Emeriti Kip H. Cohen ’50 P’86 Elizabeth Zopfi Chace ’59, PHB ’96 hon., GP ’13 ’15 Treasurer Emeritus William A. Pollard ’50 P’77 ’81 ’85 GP’06 ’08 ’08 ’13 Secretary Emeritus Henry C. Cashen II ’61 P’92 ’94 ’97 President Kenneth J. O’Keefe ’76 P’02 ’04 ’09 Vice-President Paula M. McNamara ’84 Treasurer Marcia J. Hooper ’77 P’09 ’11 Assistant Treasurer Kevin A. Mundt ’76 P’11 Secretary Bernard V. Buonanno, Jr. ’60 P’88 ’92 ’96 Assistant Secretary Judith P. Danforth ’77 P’06 For more information on the Brown University Sports Foundation, visit the following websites: www.sportsfoundation.brown.edu www.brownbears.com www.facebook.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Goldie’s Goodbye Director of Athletics Michael Goldberger looks back at his 38 years of service to Brown University.
COVER PHOTO COURTESY: JOHN MACIEL; INSIDE PHOTOS COURTESY: BROWN UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
2 Fundraising Update 4 Sports Foundation in Photos 6 Our Best and Brightest 7 Bear Bites 8 Bill O’Brien ’92 9 Women’s Lacrosse 10 Book Excerpt: Reluctant Hero 13 Multi-sport Athletes 22 Gymnastics 24 Swimming & Diving 26 Women’s Basketball 28 Leaders On The Rise 32 Winter Results 34 Bear Tracks 36 Zak DeOssie ’07 The Brown Bear Magazine is published quarterly by the Brown University Sports Foundation. Send address changes to: P.O. Box 1908, Providence, RI 02912 USA Call: (401) 863-2307 Or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Send editorial correspondence to: Brown University Sports Foundation Box 1925, Providence, RI 02912 USA Call: (401) 863-1900 Or E-mail: Sports_Foundation@brown.edu For more information on the Brown University Sports Foundation,visit: www.sportsfoundation.brown.edu.
Brown University Sports Foundation The Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF) is your gateway to support and connect with all aspects of athletics at Brown. How to get involved: ALUMNI provide financial and volunteer support and so much more. Alumni help by hosting our teams on the road, providing mentoring and career advice and simply cheering on Brown teams and student-athletes. Your donations and your outreach to other alumni, parents and fans make an impact. PARENTS’ support is critical to the success of the Sports Foundation and the overall athletics program. Parents are among our most generous donors—of time and treasure—in support of their sons and daughters. BUSF EVENTS take place throughout the year. Special events include Alumni Days, on-the-road receptions and tailgates, special anniversary events. FUNDRAISING is a key aspect of the BUSF mission. Generous financial support from alumni, parents, friends and fans impacts our student-athletes and helps fund the many special needs for our teams. Gifts can be made to your favorite team, special projects, facilities or endowments. Brown Bear Magazine
Brown University Sports Foundation FY ’12 Fundraising Update Results as of January 31st, 2012 (Fiscal Years run from July 1st-June30th)
Team-by-Team Fundraising Update: Percentage Towards FY’12 Goal The graphs below represent the progress each team has made in cash received towards reaching its own fundraising goal for the 2012 fiscal year. Individual team goals may vary. The BUSF’s Annual Use goal of $3.30 million is comprised of the 38 individual goals listed below.
A.D.’s Excellence Fund 30%
Men’s & Women’s Golf
Men’s Ice Hockey
Women’s Ice Hockey
Cross Country/ Track & Field
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Annual Use Cash Goal: $3.30 million
Overall Cash Goal: $10 million
$1,300,830: 12.1% behind 1/31/11 result.
Overall Donor Goal: 5,400
$2,749,667: 31.9% behind 1/31/11 result.
2,559 donors: 9.7% ahead of 1/31/11 result.
Club Cheerleading 15%
Men’s & Women’s Squash
Club Men’s Rugby 44%
Men’s Swimming & Diving
Club Women’s Rugby
Women’s Swimming & Diving
Club Men’s Skiing 4%
Club Men’s Ultimate Frisbee 49%
Club Women’s Ultimate Frisbee
Club Men’s Volleyball 25%
Men’s Water Polo
Women’s Water Polo
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Fall All-Ivy Honorees
Fall Academic All-Ivy
Cross Country Matt Duffy ’12 Dan Lowry ’12 Heidi Caldwell ’14 Margaret Connelly ’14
Sarah Hebert-Seropian ’12 Women’s Soccer Allison Kagawa ’12 Women’s Soccer Sam Kernan-Schloss ’13 Men’s Soccer Nathan Lovett ’12 Football Dan Lowry ’12 Men’s Cross Country Eliza Marshall ’13 Women’s Soccer Bridget McNamara ’12 Field Hockey Rob Medairos ’12 Men’s Soccer Svetozar Stefanovic ’13 Men’s Water Polo Megan Tuohy ’12 Women’s Golf
Field Hockey Laura Iacovetti ’12 Shannon McSweeney ’15 Leslie Springmeyer ’12
First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Football A.J. Cruz ’13 First Team Nathan Lovett ’12 First Team Stephen Peyton ’12 First Team Kyle Rettig ’12 First Team Jack Templeton ’13 First Team Brett Wyman ’12 First Team Jack Geiger ’12 Second Team Mark Kachmer ’13 Honorable Mention Clayton McGrath ’12 Second Team Kyle Newhall-Caballero ’12 Honorable Mention Matthew O’Donnell ’12 Honorable Mention Daniel Smithwick ’12 Second Team Alexander Tounkara-Kone ’11.5 Second Team Men’s Soccer Rob Medairos ’12 Dylan Remick ’13 Taylor Gorman ’12 Eric Robertson ’13 Sean Rosa ’12 Evan Coleman ’12 T.J. Popolizio ’12
Dan Lowry ’12 earned All-American status by finishing 28th at the NCAA Championships in November. It was the highest finish by a Brown male since Greg Whiteley ’89 in 1988.
All-Ivy honoree Annika Gliottone ’12 led the Bears with 5.07 digs/set this season.
Women’s Soccer NSCAA All-Region Allison Kagawa ’12 All-NEWISA Allison Kagawa ’12 MC Barrett ’14
Third Team First Team Second Team
Men’s Soccer All-Northeast Region Sean Rosa ’12 Second Team Dylan Remick ’13 Second Team NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Rob Medairos ’12
Allison Kagawa ’12 was selected to the First Team All-Ivy and Academic All-Ivy teams.
Men’s Water Polo - CWPA (N. Division) Svetozar Stefanovic ’13 First Team All-North & All-East/N. Division Player of the Year James McNamara ’14 First Team All-North/ Second Team All-East Henry Fox ’15 Second Team/ CWPA Rookie of the Year Michael Hartwick ’13 Second Team All-North
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Editorial Note - the Fall 2011 Issue of the Brown Bear Magazine did not include the Women’s Tennis players who earned All Ivy Honors in the Spring. Those student-athletes were:
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Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Football Women’s Soccer Football Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer
Football All-New England Stephen Peyton ’12 A.J. Cruz ’13 Nathan Lovett ’12
Misia Krasowski ’13 First Team Cassandra Herzberg ’12 Second Team Bianca Aboubakare ’11 Second Team - Doubles Jessica Harrow ’14 Second Team - Doubles
MC Barrett ’14 Sarah Hebert-Seropian ’12 Sam Kernan-Schloss ’13 Luke Landers ’12 Marybeth Lesbirel ’12 Nathan Lovett ’12 Eliza Marshall ’13 Diana Ohrt ’13 T.J. Popolizio ’12
Other Fall Honors
First Team First Team Second Team Second Team Second Team Honorable Mention Honorable Mention
Women’s Soccer MC Barrett ’14 First Team Allison Kagawa ’12 First Team Gloria Chun ’12 Second Team Sarah Hebert-Seropian ’12 Honorable Mention Eliza Marshall ’13 Honorable Mention Volleyball Annika Gliottone ’12
CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District
For the second-consecutive year, Brown Men’s Soccer advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. Bruno also captured its 20th Ivy League Title, which it shared this season with Dartmouth.
“This season was outstanding for Men’s Soccer. The team had a great dynamic and belief. They truly represented what Brown Men’s Soccer prides itself on. Winning the Ivy League and making back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen were great highlights.” - Patrick Laughlin Friends of Brown Men’s Soccer Head Coaching Chair
OCEAN STATE DOMINANCE
As of February 4 , Brown University posted an overall record of 13-2 against other Rhode Island colleges this winter. The victories were recorded against Johnson & Wales by Men’s Basketball and Wrestling, Rhode Island by Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Providence by Women’s Basketball, Women’s Tennis and Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Bryant by Men’s Basketball and Men’s Tennis, and Rhode Island College by Gymnastics and Wrestling. th
BROWN ATHLETICS HONORED
Words Unlimited, the statewide organization of sports writers, sportscasters and sports publicists, honored several Brown coaches, administrators and teams at its 66th annual Sports Awards Banquet on February 12th. Brown’s Carolan Norris received the Frank Lanning Award for her tremendous career in the Rhode Island community, John and Phoebe Murphy ’82 P’11 were named the Women’s Sport Coaches of the Year, Pat Laughlin was named the Men’s Sport Coach of the Year, and the Brown Women’s Crew was named Rhode Island’s Team of the Year.
PHOTOS COURTESY: DAVID SILVERMAN
BROWN SPORTS FOUNDATION
The Brown University Sports Foundation would like to congratulate Laura Almeida ’06 on her promotion to Senior Parents Officer for BUSF & Brown Annual Fund. We would also like to wish farewell to Nicole Peters who was promoted to Director of the Parents Annual Fund after working with the Sports Foundation for the last 12 years.
Head Coach Jean Marie Burr recorded her 300th career win with a 74-50 defeat of Dartmouth on January 27th. In 24 years at Brown, Burr has compiled 15 winning Ivy League seasons, including League Titles in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2006.
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Congratulations Bill O’Brien ’92! On Saturday, January 7, 2012, Bill O’Brien ’92—former Brown football player and assistant coach—was named the new head football coach at Penn State University. He follows in the footsteps of the late Joe Paterno ’52 and former Brown football coach, the late Charles “Rip” Engle. O’Brien was a defensive end for the Brown football team from 1990-1992 and an assistant coach for the Bears in 1993 and 1994. He
joined the New England Patriots staff in 2007, and became the team’s quarterback coach and offensive play-caller following the 2008 season. O’Brien was named the team’s offensive coordinator in 2011. “Bill was my first hire when I became the head coach at Brown and he is the perfect replacement for Joe Paterno,” said Brown’s head football coach Phil Estes. “He is knowledgable, passionate and is going to be an outstanding coach for Penn State.”
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Bill O’Brien ’92, his son Michael and wife Colleen are introduced at a Penn State basketball game following the announcement of O’Brien’s hiring. Brown University Sports Foundation
$40K In 40 Days
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In an attempt to jumpstart its fundraising effort, Brown Women’s Lacrosse challenged its donors. At the beginning of every new fiscal year (July 1-June 30) the Brown University Sports Foundation—in coordination with Brown Athletics—sets a fundraising goal for each of the varsity and club programs. These goals are crucial to funding the current-use needs of Brown’s athletic teams such as uniforms, travel and recruiting. In previous years, the Women’s Lacrosse program has relied on a late push during the month of June to reach their goal—a “strategy” utilized by many programs. However, during fiscal year 2011, the Women’s Lacrosse program’s late push came up short and they missed their goal. In an attempt to avoid a similar fate this year, head coach Keely McDonald ’00 and the Friends of Brown Women’s Lacrosse worked with the Sports Foundation to organize a mid-year challenge. “For my staff, and the Sports Foundation in general, waiting until June to make a push is stressful and hectic,” said McDonald. “In June we are on the road almost the entire month trying to recruit the next class, so our priorities are elsewhere. Doing the challenge in November and December made sense because we have more time to focus on fundraising.” With the coaching staff and Friends Group focused, it was time for the hardest part of most fundraising challenges: finding a challenger. Luckily, through the efforts of Laura Almeida ’06 of the Sports Foundation, an anonymous donor was found and the challenge was issued: a dollar-for-dollar match for every gift, up to $20,000. With 40 days remaining before the end of the calendar year, the $40K in 40 Days Challenge was born. “I think the idea that every dollar was doubled was a big deal,” said Cristi DeCotis ’00, the Fundraising and Social Media Chair of the Women’s Lacrosse Friends Group. “A dollar-for-dollar match is pretty powerful and it allowed us to target donors who usually give less than $500.” In coordination with focusing on doubling smaller donations, another goal of the challenge was to increase the participation rate. “Fundraising and friend-raising is the mission of our Friends Group,” said McDonald. “One of our big goals is to get alumnae back to campus and to games and through this challenge we wanted to accomplish both goals of not only raising the money but getting people engaged and excited about the program.” Behind an organized schedule of weekly emails from both McDonald and the Friends Group, the Challenge quickly progressed. Within two weeks of the Challenge being announced, alumnae, parents, grandparents and friends of Brown Women’s Lacrosse had raised more than 47% of the $40,000 goal. “Sending out the weekly emails with the updated tally was a great way to show people our progress,” said McDonald. “Everyone wants to win, be competitive and reach your goals. I think the idea of a challenge really motivated people.” “We are a group that responds to and likes setting goals,” added
Isabel Harvey ’12, Head Coach Keely McDonald ’00 and Michael Jacobs P’13. Kristen Murray ’87, who assisted with the Challenge. “One of the great things about Brown is that it fosters competitiveness in a supportive, collegial way.” Along with the support of parents, grandparents and friends, the challenge saw 65 alumnae donate, an impressive number considering 70 donated in all of fiscal year 2011. Equally, if not more, impressive was the 100% participation rate from the 30 current members of Brown Women’s Lacrosse. “The fact that the current team donated was impressive,” said DeCotis. “It shows that not only are they trying to win games, practice and study, but they are thinking about the future of the program. They shouldn’t really have to think about the fundraising stuff, but the fact that they are, shows how dedicated they are to the success of the program and its future.” “Having our gifts matched was huge and something that doesn’t come around often and having 100% participation within our team was emphasized early on,” said Isabel Harvey ’12. “No matter what amount people were comfortable giving it was getting doubled so our focus was on getting everybody to participate.” By the end of the 40 days the Women’s Lacrosse program had raised $26,178, 115.4% of its original goal. With the matching challenge the total amount raised was $46,178, putting the program on a great path towards reaching its goal this fiscal year. “Having the donors step up is huge for us,” said McDonald. “It was a major leadership action for the program. Achieving our goal and finishing the challenge has given us such momentum leading up to our season.” -C.S. Interested in challenging your favorite Brown team(s)? If you would like to follow the example of the Women’s Lacrosse team and challenge your favorite team(s) alumni, parents and friends, contact the Brown University Sports Foundation today. Challenges can be tailored to best fit the program of your choice and your giving capabilities. Brown University Sports Foundation: 401-863-1900.
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Michael Benfante ’87
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That’s the storybook ending. But the reality is that in the aftermath of 9/11, Benfante began a wrenching personal journey fraught with challenges of significant emotional and psychological depth. Reluctant Hero is therefore a ten-year chronicle, placing us in Benfante’s world just days before 9/11, walking us through the day itself, and then allowing readers a look inside his life in the days and years that followed, as he openly shares the trappings of his public anguish, and the hope he finds for himself and for us. The following is a excerpt from Reluctant Hero.
PHOTOS COURTESY: MICHAEL BENFANTE ’87
In the spring of 1987 Michael Benfante graduated from Brown University. A Business Economics/Organizational Behavior & Management concentrator, Benfante was a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity and competed on the football, rugby and track and field teams. In 1994, he landed a job with a telecommunications company called Network Plus. He worked his way up the corporate ladder eventually becoming the manager of the New York City office which was based out of the 81st floor of the World Trade Center. Tuesday, September 11, 2001 began like any other day for Benfante. But when the first plane struck just 12 floors above him, Benfante gathered his terrified employees and got them out of the office and moving down the stairwells. On his way down, Benfante and a co-worker encountered a woman in a wheelchair on the 68th floor. Benfante asked the woman if she needed help, and she said yes. That was all he needed to know. What followed was a ninety-six-minute odyssey of escape, the two men carrying the woman down sixty-eight flights of stairs, out of the North Tower, and into an ambulance that rushed her to safety just moments before that tower fell. A CBS News camera caught Benfante just as he exited the building, and almost immediately the national media came calling. CBS, ABC, NBC, People magazine, and the New York Times all ran features. A few weeks later Benfante sat on the couch with Oraph Winfrey while she hailed him as a hero. Then, almost one year to the day after 9/11, Benfante got married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony. The woman in the wheelchair sat in the front row.
PHOTOS COURTESY: MICHAEL BENFANTE ’87
People magazine featured Benfante and Tina Hansen—the woman he helped save—in its October 2011 issue (above). It had been five whole weeks since 9/11. With all that had happened, it seemed paradoxically like forever ago and at the same time something so near to me that I still felt it on my skin. I had our new office at Network Plus reasonably under control. While I sat in my new office chair in our far West Side location in Chelsea, the collapsed Twin Towers still smoldered blocks away. I found myself bizarrely thinking about random items I’d lost on that old 81st-floor office—a sales trophy I used to give out, photographs I kept in my file cabinet, some books. Whatever did become of Mike Wright’s copy of Black Hawk Down? I snapped up from my office chair, told everyone I had a client to see, and walked myself down to Ground Zero. You could only get so close to it, and then security had to pass you through. I got as far as I could, showed the police officer my old Network Plus ID, and said I was meeting my CEO across West Street at the pier behind the World Financial Center. He let me in. I meandered down as far as I could. I got close to it, maybe thirty feet away. I could see all of the destruction. I could smell it. The ash, the cranes, men in masks with buckets. Contorted steel beams shot up from the debris as if a child had carelessly dropped the contents of his erector set all over a play space—some here and then there, not over there, but all the way back there. Tiny pockets of smoldering remains lay everywhere. How the hell did I come out of here without a scratch? The area and scope of destruction was massive. There was nothing left. The devastation was total. And I got out of there. Any little piece of anything could’ve hit me. I imagined fifty different ways, times, and places something could’ve crushed me. I felt weak thinking about it. I felt so tiny and vulnerable. But I made it. All of a sudden, my legs started to give way. Should I be here? Am I being weird? Morbid? I wanted to be near it, but the nearness made me less and less steady. I had to see it. I had to go back. But being there took something big out of me. Because standing in front of it postmortem was a dif-
ferent experience than being there while it happened. Incredibly, it was worse. I viewed it clinically and clear-eyed, and that made it more terrifying. During the day, we were moving. There was no time to assess the entirety of the situation. On the 5th floor, we had an objective: get out. When we got out, we had another objective: get Tina into an ambulance. The moment after I shut the ambulance doors and turned around to survey what had happened, there was a camera in my face. The next thing I knew, the building was coming down, and I ran. I didn’t get to watch it, focused and informed like the viewers did at home. I saw it all later on TV, of course, but those images didn’t connect to my images of that day or those moments. Standing at Ground Zero five weeks later—surrounded pointblank by the enormity of it and with no objective other than to take it all in—chillingly bridged my singular, subjective journey with the entire, collective 9/11 experience. And it all added up to one simple and overwhelming conclusion: death. What I was looking at was a graveyard, yet, somehow I’d wormed out. More so than any other time, I saw how close to death I had been that day, even more than when I was gagging, terrified under that truck. I didn’t like what I was seeing. It gutted me and my sense of self. I felt that I had no armor anymore. The whole world was unsafe, unfair. My identity—I’m strong, I’m fast, I’m smart, I’m a running back—was stripped from me. In an instant my new worldview was fear not strength, mistrust not faith. The world cannot be counted on. Everything—my existence—is a crapshoot. I came to believe that my life to that point had been a myth of control. I thought about everything that happened that morning, starting on the 81st floor. I thought about the thirty or forty things on 9/11 that if I had done instead of not done, or not done instead of done would’ve left me dead. I thought about all the other lives that started that day, wherever they were, in or around Ground Zero, and how they were not as fortunate as me. I took a few steps back from the makeshift railing girding the construction plat- (continued on the next page)
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Michael Benfante ’87, Tina Hansen and John Cerqueira—the co-worker who helped carry Tina down the North Tower stairs—at Benfante’s wedding. form. And I smelled it. It was the same smell of that day, a smell that smelled like nothing else—like many things burning together. Things I did not want to think too much about. I now understood in my core that the only forces of the universe that held sway were randomness, luck, and indifference. And that it was, above all, beyond my meek powers to control any of it. I could feel myself strangely emptying out on that construction platform. I saw myself not as myself but as a shell, a casing that looked like me but was absent my uniqueness, my purpose. I caught a couple workers in masks looking up at me. Time to move. I walked the perimeter of the secured area. I passed where Borders used to be. I walked beside Century 21. I wanted to see everything that was there and everything that wasn’t. I walked for a good half hour. Maybe this is the last time I’ll come down here. I picked up my pace, no longer observing but searching. Searching for what, I don’t know. I visualized physical things I remembered. Street carts. Newspaper stands. Tables and chairs in the courtyard. The globe fountain. They were all symbols of a time before, when the world still made sense. When I was invincible. When I felt free, not guilty. Clear,
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not conflicted. Forward-moving, not imbalanced. Mighty, not frail. Meant to be, not accidentally and unjustly, here. I saw none of those symbols down at Ground Zero that day. I stopped walking and hung myself over the railing, catching my breath. This was surrender. This was where I belonged. I was suddenly hit by the urge to walk down into the pit and dig, shoulder to shoulder, with the men in masks. I could help. I didn’t want to go back to an office or anything separate from this. This is me. I should do anything I can to give comfort. Maybe it can comfort me? I shrunk into powerlessness again. What purpose could I possibly serve here? What purpose am I serving in telecom? Let’s face it, I was selling telephone systems and T1 lines and Internet service. What am I doing? What am I supposed to do? I returned to the office that day but told no one where I’d just been, it was hard to be there. It was getting hard to be anywhere. Reluctant Hero is currently available at the Brown University Bookstore as well as retailers such as Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. A personal message to the Brown community from Michael Benfante ’87: As much as there is from 9/11 to haunt me and horrify me, there is more - so much more -that ennobles me, teaches me, inspires me, and restores me. That’s how I find my way back to rest. That’s how I let go of the guilt of survival and the anger of victimhood, replacing it with energy - joyful energy - focusing instead on what I am able to give. I know the fire will come again. That’s life. But I know now not to mistake what I do in the fire as some kind of defining moment. It’s just another moment, in the endless and constant chain of moments, each as important as the next, where we get to define and redefine and define again who we are. On that day, I learned that for whatever measure of human cruelty that exists in the world there is a hundredfold measure of human decency ready to respond to it. My hope is that we can remember that higher calling so many heard and acted upon when the fire came, and let it be the call we answer to every morning we awake, fire or no fire.
PHOTOS COURTESY: MICHAEL BENFANTE ’87
Michael Benfante ’87 and his son Michael at the Jets-Giants game on December 24, 2011.
Joy and Michael Benfante ’87 at their wedding on September 13, 2002.
Playing For Pride by Dan Alexander ’12 Not long ago, Ivy League rosters featured many student-athletes playing two or even three sports. But multi-sport athletes are becoming a thing of the past as athletes are encouraged to specialize in one sport at younger ages. Dan Alexander ’12 tracked down three current multisport athletes at Brown to find out why they bucked the trend and risked trying a second sport.
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Patrick Donnelly ’13.5 and Tellef Lundevall ’13.5 (L to R)
ess than a week after the football season ended, quarterback Patrick Donnelly ’13.5 and wide receiver Tellef Lundevall ’13.5 walked into the Pizzitola Center to try out for the basketball team. They didn’t know if they would make the team. If they made it, they might not play. And if they played, they might get injured. But they stepped onto the court anyways. This isn’t a story about how they played when they made the team. It is a story about why they played. For the love of the game, they said. But what does that mean? It means sitting at home watching games over winter break and longing to play in them. It means treating intramural finals like the Final Four. And most importantly, it means needing the friendships that come from playing sports. “I think back to some basketball memories that I really cherish and that’s playing in the playground with my best friends back home,” Lundevall said. “Basketball and friendship goes hand in hand for me and always has.” Donnelly and Lundevall met as roommates at Phillips Exeter Academy. They were both coming to Exeter for a postgraduate year to get recruited by more colleges, but neither knew if he would play football or basketball at the next level. After taking a football visit to Brown together, they decided to be football teammates for four more years. Their sophomore season, Donnelly threw his first touchdown pass to Lundevall, for his first touchdown catch. But it wasn’t until this year that they played basketball together too. Lundevall had always wanted to play basketball, but a lingering injury last year prevented him from trying out. Donnelly had also considered playing last year, but he was too worn down when the football season ended. In today’s hyper-competitive environment where athletes are encouraged to specialize in one sport earlier and earlier, fewer studentathletes try to play multiple sports. Playing two sports not only takes incredible athleticism, but also good time management and rare de-
termination, said head football coach Phil Estes. “These days, it seems like such a rogue thing to play two sports,” Lundevall said. “There are plenty of people at this school who are capable of doing it but they really have to set their mind to it. I think just having the determination and going for it.” Lundevall was fixed on trying out for basketball this year, so he went to work convincing his friend to join him. “Every week, I was harking on Pat. ‘C’mon, man, you know you’re playing, you got to play,’” Lundevall said. “He’d always slide a comment in when we were walking by, like, ‘So you ready to get in the gym or what?’” Donnelly added. “And one week, he’s full force, and then the next week, he’s like, ‘Ah, I’m not sure,’” Lundevall said. “He definitely kept me on my toes about it.” Donnelly wasn’t sure if he wanted to be running suicides up and down a basketball court the day after the football season ended. But during the last week of the football season, Donnelly went to watch his friends on the basketball team beat Johnson & Wales. While he was sitting in those bleachers, he wanted to be on the court. It wasn’t just that he wanted to be playing—he could play pickup games whenever he wanted—but he wanted to be part of a team. “You take pride in throwing a jersey on that says Brown on it and getting to play for something other than yourself,” Donnelly said. “You’re playing for your school, you’re playing for your teammates that you go through all that stuff with these guys, you know, running sprints when you’re exhausted and picking each other up.” After the tryout on Thanksgiving Day, Head Coach Jesse Agel gave them reason to celebrate. He told them they had made the team—they were two-sport Division I athletes. Then came the hard part. They weren’t in basketball shape, they didn’t know the plays and their shots were rusty. But their teammates helped them out, Lundevall said. In those first few weeks, he would be doing a drill while guard Matt Sullivan ’13 was whispering under his breath what to do next. (continued on the next page) Brown Bear Magazine
MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES Tellef Lundevall ’13.5 Lundevall and Donnelly eventually learned the drills and brought football toughness to the court. “In practice, they’re both very physical,” said Agel. “They bend the rules on the other side of physicality, which is fine.” Lundevall earned his first start against American on January 2nd, and Donnelly played 12 minutes. The next game, Brown trailed by two with just seconds left, so Agel substituted his quarterback, Donnelly, into the game to heave the ball down court. They have become integral members of the team, but it hasn’t been easy for either of them. Lundevall and Donnelly have been in season since mid-August and sometimes wish they could just have a couple of days off. They got two days off for Christmas but nothing for Thanksgiving. Not taking those days off is what makes them part of the team. “Through that commitment, the bonds with your teammates become as strong as they are,” Lundevall said. “That’s why we play.”
John Sheridan ’13
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ohn Sheridan ’13 had a long-running joke with his dad about who would be faster, the father or the son, running in the same conditions at the same age. It was the perfect question for endless trash talk because it could never be settled. His dad, Bill, had run track at UC-Riverside, and John plays baseball at Brown. They would always be a generation apart in age, so they couldn’t race head-to-head. Bill remembered his times—down to the split second—from his track days. But they couldn’t compare times because John could never run in an official meet, with a starter and an electronically measured time, since baseball was the same season as track. In baseball, speed was John’s game. On defense, he was a centerfielder with a wide range who could track down deep fly balls hit to the gap with what his coaches termed “closing speed.” On offense, he stole bases almost at will. “John is the fastest player that I have ever coached,” said head baseball coach Marek Drabinski. “If he hits a two-hopper to the third baseman who plays back or into the hole at short, he’s going to beat it out. He’s probably going to get 10-15 more hits on the year because of his speed.” John’s speed started with raw genetics—his mom had been a college athlete too—but it was fine-tuned by his dad’s coaching. When John was a child, his dad taught him the mechanics—how to keep the elbow cocked at a 90-degree angle and how to rotate the arms on a perfect plane. And he showed his son the 30-minute stretching routine he used to go through before and after every meet. On the baseball field, John ran like a track athlete. But he always wanted to try running in an actual meet, so he decided to see if he could. He contacted the Brown track coach, who told him he could run as an “unattached athlete,” a runner without a team, as long as it was okay with his baseball coaches. They approved it, and John signed up for the Alden Invitational, hosted by Brown this past December. He chose the 55-meter dash because he was used to running the 60-yard dash, which is used to evaluate baseball players. The first meter would be the most difficult. John would have to race out of
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MULTI-SPORT ATHLETES blocks, something he had never done before. So when he was home for Thanksgiving, his dad coached him how to get off the blocks. Bill told his son he was never that fast out of the blocks but had “swooping speed,” meaning he ran the fast starters down once he was in stride. He also told John about the sensation runners get during sprints. “You get in the blocks, and you’re nervous, and the gun goes off. And all the sudden, there is nothing else there. Just the sound of your own breathing.” A week later, John was in the blocks. His baseball teammates stood along the track to watch. Some of them were sure he would win it. Others were just as certain he would finish dead last. He had no idea how he would fare. After all, the runners on either side of him had been training for months. But in some sense, he had been training for it since he was a little kid doing drills in his driveway with his dad. All of those details his dad had taught him—the 90-degree elbow, the pumping arms, the high knees—could have swirled around in his head. But just like a batter clears his mind before stepping into the batter’s box, John cleared his head before stepping into the blocks. He was prepared, he told himself. He had gone through the 30-minute stretching routine. The same one his dad had taught him as a child. Now, it was just time to relax. The gun went off. And then, that sensation his dad had described. No thoughts. Just breathing. Primal. Sprinting. He was not just running against the people in the lanes next to him. He was also running against himself—running to prove to himself that he could compete with the best, he said. And of course, he was running against his dad too. He kept picking up speed as he approached the line. Closing speed, they call it in baseball. Swooping speed, in track. Six and a half seconds after the gun, he flew through the line with no one on either side of him.
His baseball teammates rushed up to congratulate him. “I couldn’t believe it when I won,” he said. “The first thing I did when I talked to my teammates was, I said, ‘I’ve got to call my dad because he would love to hear this.’” His dad picked up the phone. “How did the race go?” he asked. “Well, I won,” John said. “Oh, you won your heat?” “Well, no. I won, I won the finals also.” “I mean, how could you be more proud of a kid?” Bill asks. “He’s appropriately humble about things. He knows he’s not king of the track world, but he’s very proud of what he did.” Bill had run the 100 and 200-meter dashes, so John’s 55-meter dash didn’t end the debate about who would be faster. Their times were comparable, and it might take another race to determine who the real winner is. Until then, the trash talking will go on. “He still swears that if he were to stretch out, give him a month to stretch out,” John says, “that he would beat me, but I don’t know how I feel about that.” But really, the race was about more than settling who was faster. “Bonding is a good word for it,” Bill says. “I didn’t want to come back with a time to go up to my dad and be like ‘I told you so. I beat you,’” John explains. “But this is the closest we’ll ever be able to get to racing each other.” John said he may run again as an unattached athlete this spring. Next time, he wants to try his dad’s old race, the 100-meter dash. No one would be happier than Bill if he won that one too. Even if his son did beat his old time.
John Sheridan ’13 rounds the bases for the Brown Bears.
Bill Sheridan P’13 competing for Bellarmine High School.
Dan Alexander ’12 has covered Brown Athletics since 2008 and just finished his term as senior editor of the Brown Daily Herald. He now covers Providence College basketball for the Associated Press.
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Goldie’s Goodbye On December 13, 2011, Michael Goldberger announced his retirement as Director of Athletics at Brown University, effective at the end of the academic year. Goldberger has worked at Brown for 38 years, arriving in 1973 as an assistant football coach. Since that time he held numerous positions within the athletic department before becoming Associate Director in the College Admissions Office in 1985, eventually taking over as director ten years later. Goldberger returned to athletics in 2005 when he was named the Director of Athletics. During his tenure, Brown Athletics has experienced great success, growth and integration within the University. Brown has won 12 Ivy League titles and made 14 NCAA tournament appearances under Goldberger’s watch — highlighted by three NCAA Division I Rowing Championships by the Women’s Crew team. In late December, Craig Schroeder of the Brown University Sports Foundation sat with Goldberger to discuss his legacy, the current state of Brown Athletics and his hopes for the future.
What interested you about becoming the Athletic Director at Brown? Why did you eventually take the job? When they first approached me about it I said no because I was very happy with the job that I had. But it was about March and I had met each of the finalists and the committee asked me to come in and talk about the candidates. When I met with them they told me that they really wanted me to consider taking the job and laid out what they thought was most attractive about it. As I thought about it, the things I loved most about my coaching days at Brown was the ability to have relationships and friendships with athletes and coaches and people you see all the time. In admissions, it was cyclical. You admitted one class and then you’d move on to the next class. You really never got a chance to know people all that well. I loved the job and it was fun, but the notion of really getting to connect with students was attractive. And then there was my wife. She said I should really think about taking it because the athletes that Kevin had interacted with were fabulous and she said if I had the chance to interact with people like that on a regular basis, I should grab it. What role has the Athletic Department played within your family? All of the time I’ve been at Brown, our goal was to have a great family life. The ability to stay at a single place has been a real blessing. We never had to think about moving to another location. What athletics has done for Kevin is simple—it’s his reason for being. Brown athletics—he loves everything about it. Kevin’s happiness is very important to our happiness and it makes us whole as a family to know that he had something so meaningful and important to him. He worked in athletics before I did and I’m assuming he’ll continue to work with field hockey and lacrosse after my retirement. And for my younger son, Brian—despite being a Penn grad—he follows Brown athletics closely and he’s one of our biggest fans! When you first took the Athletic Director’s position, what were some of your main goals and priorities? My main goal was to focus on the integration of athletics into the educational mission of the institution. I think we’ve done some good work with that. It’s an important aspect as to why the Ivy League has
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Any ideas that you realized weren’t realistic? The thing we struggled the most with that I thought was going to be easier was trying to generate more excitement on campus about athletics. We aren’t attracting the crowds we used to. The night football games really did that, but there was a time you could count on great crowds for football and big crowds for hockey and it’s a little bit harder to do. We have students that are interested in a lot of different things and we have to put a product out there that is special and I think football has done that and hockey is working on it and getting there, but it’s not as easy as I thought it’d be.
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Michael Goldberger with his son Kevin at a men’s basketball game.
broad based programs—that there is an educational benefit to athletics—and I believe strongly that we must focus on that integration. Addressing some of the compensation issues that we’ve sort of been struggling with was another one. With all the misery that has come in the last few years with the Organizational Committee and the Ad-Hoc and the Athletic Review Committee, I believe that one of the good things that came out of that work was a statement by the Corporation and by the President that athletics is important. We need to address the funding issues and we have put that matter on everyone’s main page. It’s something we tried to do in the beginning and it’s taken a while, but it’s happened. And then moving the level of our facilities up to reflect the excellence of the University; that progress has been slow but we’ve got a spectacular building coming on line in April. Berylson Family Fields has been a great improvement and we made some changes to the Pizzitola Center. We are making progress but still have a long way to go.
When we would go through the admissions process, the first thing you’d look at is if it was someone who took the very best courses and was performing well in the classroom. The second thing you’d look at is if they were a good match for the curriculum and that’s not something you can quantify or point a stick at, but as you read through files and recommendations you learn how to identify that. Both athletics and admissions work very hard to find that fit, and those similarities make Brown special. You want to have people who want to take responsibility, who say “I’m in charge; I want to build my curriculum and study what I want.” You want an athlete who is going to say, “I’ve got to get better at this. I’m going to work on it until I am better.” There are differences too. It may not be the best analogy, but building a sense of team was easier to do in admissions than in athletics. In athletics people can build their team, but if we had a bad year in admissions recruiting engineers, we’d get the staff together and we’d think of how to do it better. We might end up taking away travel to recruit international students and redirect faculty travel to science high schools and strengthen our pool of applicants. If field hockey had a bad year, I can’t go to men’s basketball and take some of their budget and give it to them or some of their admissions spots. And nor would you want to hire a coach who would be ok with that! Coaches take great pride in their teams and want to be successful and give the best experience they can to their players and that’s sort of hard when you’ve got 37 teams and you don’t have the funding you really need.
What were some of the biggest challenges you faced? Funding. Staffing. Those were the biggest. As we started getting into the ARC committee and Organizational Review committee and started to discover how understaffed and underfunded we were it reinforced what we already had a sense of and that’s hard. People are working so hard, doing two jobs, and they are not being compensated the way you’d like. I understand Brown has a lot of issues across the board, but it’s just important to make sure people know it and I think we can now move forward and address it a little.
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What were some of the most gratifying rewards? It was great when the President said that fixing the compensation issue was a University responsibility and not a Sports Foundation responsibility. Recognizing the fact that we have to be fair to our employees and treat them right definitely falls into that category. How does the Athletic Director job compare and contrast to the Admissions Director position in terms of trying to build the most successful student body? Both departments are about excellence and how can we attract the very, very best. We want someone who is going to thrive academically and athletically over here. Nobody benefits if you bring in a great athlete who can’t perform well or be excited and comfortable in the classroom, so it’s always about match. [Head football coach] Phil Estes will always talk about whether or not this person will fit in our program. I think he will turn down people of superior talent because he doesn’t think they will thrive in the curriculum and understand what Brown is really all about.
What are some characteristics that set Brown apart from other Ivies? What distinguishes Brown is the commitment students have to be here and to be responsible for their education, to make decisions. Perhaps I’ve been drinking the Kool-Aid but Brown is very special for that reason. You see it in the kids on the team that it’s their job, if they want to win it’s up to them. They aren’t counting on someone else to tell them to do this or that. Brown kids are very quick to take on responsibility and work together towards that common purpose. I don’t think they accept the old school “you will do this, you will do this, you will do that.” And I think that’s a great thing. They take the responsibility for their success and I think it’s one of the unique things about Brown. What accomplishments are you most proud of? There are lots of great things that have happened here. You look at the women’s crew team and National Championships—three times! Well, I kind of went along for the ride with that. The Murphy’s made the National Championship team and almost anyone could have been sitting in my chair and they would have made it happen anyway. But, I was glad to be taken along for the ride. I’m really proud to know that Brown can produce teams that can compete at that level with fully scholarshipped programs. And you look at that Brown crew team and these are kids that are amazing in terms of how hard they work not just athletically but in the classroom. I’m really proud of that. When I first came here as an assistant on the football team, they had never finished better than second to last. And now under Phil Estes people expect us to be first or second every year. I feel great about those accomplishments, but I don’t feel like they are mine. But for us to stand second in the nation in APR results, this is not
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any easy place to be successful both academically and athletically. To nizes what we need,” but it doesn’t work that way—not every departsee the upgrades in our facilities, which were so badly needed. Here ment was able to grow. Things will be improving, but it’ll never be I’d turn to the successes of the Sports Foundation and Ron Dalgliesh, fast enough. In five years we’ll be much better and think it’ll be great Steve King and now Davies Bisset. And now we’re putting together the for the next A.D. to look back and say, “Wow we’ve really made some master plan for the next five years to address the progress,” but I think it’ll be a hard five years. funding and facility issues that our teams face, I What advice would you give your successor? “I wouldn’t want to feel pretty good about that. Really listen to the people around you. Brown has some see us go to athletic Is there anything left undone that you wish you remarkable people here and I’d start with the studentscholarships and could finish? athletes. They are so smart and so in tune with what’s Oh God yes. I don’t think there is ever a time important. This administrative staff is amazing. They change the focus and when you could say, “We’ve accomplished this know what it takes to be successful. And especially lisbalance that we try and we’ve got it all done.” But what I think is ten to our coaches. They really know our athletes well so hard to maintain.” great is that by the time I leave we will have a and are committed to them and to the educational benvery clear plan, endorsed by the President and efits that being part of an athletic team brings out. the Corporation, for what is going to happen. I The senior administrative staff has more than 120 years of combined think to finally get the message through that we need to fix the fundservice to Brown Athletics. How valuable of a resource is that? ing for athletics and that the Sports Foundation is maxed out, to have The senior administrative staff is just great. When you look at Joan that plan in place and have it supported by the President and the CorTaylor, she knows the Ivy League backwards and forwards, Bob Kenporation and to have them engaged in it pretty much ensures it’s going neally, knows the admissions process and no one does a better job to be successful. It’s such a commitment on the part of the University of mentoring coaches, Tom Bold, knows our facilities and is truly an at a time when you’re not seeing additions to other parts of the Uniexpert in managing our events, Carolan Norris, a great mentor to our versity. I feel very confident that it’ll be successful, but it will be a ton coaches and student-athletes, and then Marcus Blossom who is pretty of work for whoever comes in. new but has done a remarkable job with our budget and is incredibly What are some of the biggest challenges facing the next A.D.? creative with how to make the most with what we have. The biggest challenge will be addressing those fundraising needs and How would you like to be remembered? figuring out what comes first. Every program has needs and each proI think I’d like to be remembered as someone who has had a long gram is going to feel their needs are paramount to everyone else’s. career at Brown, has done different jobs and has loved every second of Setting priorities and working in a direction that really benefits the it. This is a place that has really changed my life, I feel so lucky to have University and those programs in a way that makes sense and is fair been here. Being remembered as a good family person is one of the is going to be a challenge. It’s funny, I remember when President Simmost important things to me. This is a place that I loved and hopefully mons came in and talked about building the faculty, you just knew that came through and people understood that it’s something that I that every department at Brown was saying, “Finally, someone recogenjoyed and felt really lucky to have this chance.
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Where do you see Brown Athletics in 10-20 years and does it differ from where you’d hope it’d be? Brown Athletics will get stronger and stronger. When you look at the things that are important to success, certainly admission and financial aid would be at the top. To be a little more competitive in financial aid is clearly the direction we are moving in now, which should strengthen our ability to matriculate the best students. I think strengthening our facilities, providing a little bit more in terms of budget and salaries and financial aid is going to strengthen us and we are going to get better and better. What’s great about the Ivy League is that it’s solid. You look at the Big East which is bringing in a team from Boise, Idaho, and that change and variation doesn’t make sense. What’s fabulous about the Ivy League is that it’s together and has a philosophy and it’s one of Brown’s greatest assests being a part of the League. In ten years, I think we—meaning the Ivy league and Brown being a part of it—will be able to compete more and more in National Championships. Certainly Women’s Crew has been unbelievable and Men’s Soccer making it to the Sweet 16; right now we say that almost like it’s a surprise, but we’re there. I think we’ll get stronger and stronger and more teams will get there. I feel good about where we’re going.
Save the Date! Third Annual Brown Bear Golf Classic June 25, 2012 - Shelter Harbor Golf Club
Thank you to last year’s sponsors for making the Brown Bear Golf Classic an unforgettable event. Our title sponsor Ojai Valley Inn & Spa and presenting sponsors Elm Ridge Management, LLC (Lee Anderson ’88), The Jordan Company (Richard Caputo ’88), the Chace Family, and Men’s Water Polo.
Providing Effective & Efficient Care by Lilly Siems ’12
An on-the-ground experience in Zimbabwe opened Lilly Siems’ ’12 eyes to the lack of proper information given to aid organizations. During one of my first days in Zimbabwe, I found myself in a rundown, dirt-covered school yard. I watched as a mixture of physically and mentally challenged children and able-bodied children played a series of adapted sports and games. One child sat by himself on the sidelines of the dirt field. Simba was fourteen years old and was born with club foot. Wheelchair bound and able to play only the simplest of adapted physical activities, he sat on the sidelines watching the other children. Later that day, I watched as members of the Sport 4 Socialisation (S4S) Zimbabwe staff tried to get Simba to walk, as a child of his age should be able to walk even with his disability. Simba fought back, refusing to get out of the wheelchair. When they finally managed to get the wheelchair from him, he fell to the ground, again trying to avoid the difficult task of walking. On Simba’s first attempt to walk, he placed the entire top of his foot to the ground and inevitably fell when pressure was put on his foot. Frustrated, Simba tried again and again, always ending in failure. Ten weeks later, I was comfortably settled and had completely fallen in love with both the country of Zimbabwe and the people in it. Again, I found myself at that same rundown dirt-covered school yard watching, leading, and participating in a number of physical activities with mentally challenged, physically challenged, and able-bodied children. This time, I watched as one of the staff members placed a brace on Simba’s leg to keep his foot positioned in the correct way.
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A wheelchair-bound student is still able to play with her friends by dribbling a basketball.
For the past ten weeks we had been using this device and a walker to help teach Simba to walk correctly. Today, Onai, the head of physical activities for S4S, decided to try to remove the brace from Simba’s leg. We both watched as Simba reluctantly took his first step. To our surprise, Simba was walking with his foot in the correct position! I will never forget the smile on his face as he continued to slowly walk across the field. Unfortunately, Simba will always live with a limp and a deformed foot, but because of the S4S program, he will be able to walk, work, and navigate through a healthier life. As a community health concentrator at Brown, I have studied many facets of the field of public health and have developed a passion for international health. My studies have taught me the basic concepts of the international health field, including practiced theories and evidence based research. However, the field of international health is unique because it is one that necessitates experience on-the-ground because of the influence of culture, religion, and local tradition that impact the effectiveness of international health initiatives. I was lucky enough to have this on-the-ground experience in Zimbabwe because of Brown’s Royce Sport for Society Fellowship. I first heard of this fellowship when I joined a campus group called SportsCorps. SportsCorps’ mission is to raise awareness about the Sport for Development movement which emphasizes the unique process of using sport as a vehicle for improvement and development. Through both SportsCorps and the Royce Fellowship, I had the opportunity to use my love for sport in an academic setting. While sport is often overlooked in the world of academia, this fellowship promotes athletes to use their excellence and expertise in sport to advance their education in a unique and effective way. During my time in Zimbabwe, I worked with S4S, a development organization using sport to promote healthy lifestyles and social inclusion of children living with disabilities. As an intern, I helped create and lead adapted physical activity programs. I also conducted research on the effectiveness of sport-based programs on the prevention of chronic disease in children living with disabilities. I not only had the chance to learn about the daily challenges of running a non-profit organization in an area of limited resources, but I also learned about the importance of health research. Since my return from Zimbabwe, I often look back on Simba’s story. I realized that the reason Simba never learned to walk before the S4S program was not his disability; rather, it was misguided aid. Large aid organizations around the world strive to help the least developed countries by providing services, technology, food, and more to underserved populations. Although their intent is good, a lack of cultural understanding can lead to harm rather than help. Simba’s wheelchair was donated by a large aid organization and his family recognized the gift as a blessing. But because of this blessing, Simba’s family no longer
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Lilly Siems ’12 in Mutare, Zimbabwe helping run an adapted physical activity program. found it necessary to teach him to walk. Out of convenience, Simba was left at home in his wheelchair day in and day out, further jeopardizing his health and development as a productive human being. At first, I was angry at these U.S. aid organizations for overlooking the needs of the community and the potential consequences of their contributions. But, I eventually realized that, these organizations are not being provided with the necessary information to make their contributions truly effective and meaningful. This realization propelled my interest to find a way to support aid organizations, non-profit organizations, and other institutions to provide health information to deliver services that are the most effective and efficient for the community at need. Because of this experience, I hope to pursue a career
in international health research. With these efforts, I hope that cases such as Simba’s will be prevented. The Royce Fellowship was an amazing experience that truly advanced my knowledge and understanding of the field of international health. After graduating from Brown in May, my hope is to work abroad conducting international health research. While my future career plans are unclear at the moment, I know that because of all that Brown has taught me, both through coursework and on-the-ground experience, I will be able to pursue my goal of becoming an active member in the field of international health research. Lilly Siems ’12 is the co-captain of Brown Gymnastics. Brown Bear Magazine
Brown Swimming & Diving’s class of 2012 standing next to the pool in the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. (Back row L to R) Allyson Schumacher ’12, Jonathan Feldman ’12, Greg Lowen ’12, James Hunter ’12, Rebecca Tassell ’12 and Kristen Caldarella ’12. (Front row L to R) Melanie Pascal ’12, Haley Strausser ’12 and Jamie Firth ’12.
No Bursting Their Bubble Brown Swimming & Diving has kept its spirit high and continues to perform despite lacking a proper facility.
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When Jamie Firth ’12 and James Hunter ’12 chose to enroll at Brown University and join the Women’s and Men’s Swimming & Diving teams, respectively, plans were in place for the University to build a new aquatics center to replace the already razed Smith Swim Center. Entering their freshman year they knew they would spend at least one year in a temporary bubble facility, but would eventually benefit from a brand new pool. Fast-forward threeand-a-half years and Firth and Hunter, now captains of their respective teams, still report to the temporary facility for practice and will graduate without ever experiencing a home meet. Despite the unfortunate turn of events, Firth, Hunter and the rest of the 2012 senior class—coined the Bubble Brigade by head coach Peter Brown P’06—remain dedicated to the team and the sport they love.
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SWIMMING & DIVING Dedication is a familiar term for most swimmers. High schools often tant thing. The future teams are going to have an amazing experience lack proper facilities so practice times can be before dawn and miles and the program is only going to get better and that’s exciting.” away. Growing up in Ohio, Hunter traveled between 20 minutes and With the opening of the Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics 2 hours for practices and meets while Firth, a native of California, Center—along with the Nelson Fitness Center and David J. Zuccohad an hour-long ride prior to sunrise for practice. Considering their ni ’55 Strength and Conditioning Center—scheduled for April, the backgrounds, the lack of a proper on-campus facility did not deter Brown Swimming & Diving class of 2012 should have the opportunity either of them during the decision-making process. to at least take a few laps in the new pool before their official exit from “What drew me here was the curriculum and the people I met on my trip,” said Hunter. “The pool situ- “Both Jamie and James have done a fantastic job managing the challenges ation wasn’t that big of a deal to me because I didn’t our teams have faced the past four years. I am very proud of them – and have one in high school. While it would have been their senior classmates – who have stuck with the program and helped us nice to have one, I really liked being here.” transition into the new facility.” “Even though Brown didn’t have a pool, I liked - Peter Brown P’06, Head Swimming & Diving Coach the vibe of the campus and the people I met,” added Firth. “Academics were at the top of my list, so the pool wasn’t that big of a deal to me. I wanted to be at this school.” Brown University. The poise and dedication they showed during their Around their sophomore year the financial markets crashed and four years to their team and University is one to be celebrated. While Brown had tough choices to make about which capital projects would others may have allowed the lack of a facility to ruin their experience, continue on as planned and which would be delayed. Lacking comBrown Swimming and Diving never let it burst their bubble. plete funding, the new aquatics center was one project that was post- C.S. poned. As the reality of spending all four years in the bubble began to set in, the spirit of the team remained high, something Hunter attributes to the unique mentality of swimmers. “We train six months for a race that sometimes doesn’t last a minute, so we are all a little crazy.” Regardless of their mental stability, the Brown Swimming & Diving programs not only sustained but thrived when faced with a situation that could have easily crippled the program. “Our success says a lot about our program and the character of our team and coaches,” said Firth. “Even though we have a bubble instead of a real pool, we are training hard and getting faster and taking it seriously. We’re competing at the same level as schools with nicer facilities and that give full rides.” While some have argued the lack of athletic scholarships can handicap the Ivy League schools when trying to recruit elite level student-athletes, Firth sees it as a benefit; each member of Brown Swimming & Diving has joined the program on their own accord. “The people who are on the team want to be there,” said Firth. “If you don’t want to swim and don’t like the conditions you don’t have to be here.” “We don’t have scholarships, we don’t get special recognition, we only get like two t-shirts a year,” added Hunter. “People complain about the pool, but at the end of the day, they wouldn’t do it if they didn’t love swimming.” Amazingly enough, the love and passion for Brown Swimming & Diving these student-athletes have seems to override the feelings of bitterness about not having a proper facility. No one could blame them for feeling jealous about the underclassmen who will experience the new Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center next year, but their thoughts tend to drift towards the positives for the overall program rather than the unfortunateness of their situation. “I would have liked to have had a pool, but I think I got everything out of this program that I wanted in a college swimming experience,” James Hunter ’12 and Jamie Firth ’12 sit on the one-meter platform in the said Firth. “Yes, we didn’t have a pool, but that’s not the most imporKatherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center. Brown Bear Magazine
Credit Brown With The Assist by Aileen Daniels ’12 and Hannah Passafuime ’12
A pair of women’s basketball players experienced the bredth and depth of the Brown Alumni Network this past summer.
Aileen Daniels ’12 is a co-captain of Brown Women’s Basketball. Brown University Sports Foundation
Co-captains Aileen Daniels ’12 (L) and Hannah Passafuime ’12 (R).
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s a rising senior, I knew that my experience in the summer of 2011 would be a crucial step in determining my post-graduate future. I knew how tough the job market was, and that it would not be easy positioning myself for full-time employment in the financial services field by the summer of 2012. What I did not know was how large a role Brown alumni would play in helping me navigate the job market; and I was amazed at how many of them came out of the woodwork. As an investment-banking intern at the Williams Capital Group, and a participant in the Financial Women’s Association summer program, both in New York City, I spent those summer months working full-time, attending meetings and workshops, and company events. I was also able to reach out to many Brown alumni more than willing to help me however they could. The alumni came from all walks of life and had many different undergraduate experiences at Brown. My network consisted of recent graduates like Nicolas Martell ’11 of the men’s lacrosse team and April Smith ’11 who both currently work at UBS. Finance veterans like Phil Tsai ’94, who is the investment-banking managing director at UBS, Tanara Golston ’04, a women’s basketball alumnae currently working at PIMCO, and Jana Handwerk ’81, a cross country and track alumna who works at MassMutual. I also received support from alumni who are very influential both in their respective firms as well as the University itself, such as Richard Dresdale ’78 P’10 of Fenway Partners. My contact with them ranged from simple exchanges of contact information to extensive phone conversations to meetings over lunch or dinner. For example, Mr. Tsai took his lunch hour to meet me at his office at UBS and shared his experience in finance as well as various investment banking and post-graduate-life tips. Ms. Handwerk invited me to her office where she shared with me not only a general market overview and trends, but also areas of the job market where opportunities are the greatest as a result of those trends. Even after I returned to Brown I continued to experience the benefits of an active Brown network as I navigated the job market. For example, I received a warm offer for advice and pointers from Liz Chace ’59 PHB’96 hon., GP’13 ’15 and a great set of interview and job application tips from former women’s basketball player Keri Larkin ’01. As varied and diverse as my network is, each Brown alum I have encountered has been more than willing to do whatever is in their power to give me the tools and direction I need as I pursue my post-graduate employment opportunities. They are exemplary of the active role alumni play here at Brown. While I continue to navigate the job market and remain faced with the uncertainties of life after graduation from Brown, it is encouraging to know that Brown alumni are there willing to serve the University’s undergraduates. I definitely plan on paying it forward to future Brown undergrads.
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his past summer I was fortunate enough to have an internship with the UC-Berkeley Athletic Department. Being from the Bay Area, I was thrilled to return to the west coast and have an indepth opportunity to experience the athletic culture at such a distinguished university. About a month after committing to the internship, I was informed that former Brown basketball player Lindsay Gottlieb ’99 was hired as the new head coach of the women’s basketball team at Cal. Lindsay had played for Coach Jeanie Burr in the years 1995-1999, and since then had gained coaching experience at a handful of Division I programs. I was thrilled that a former Ivy League student-athlete, most importantly a Brown alum, would be arriving at Cal right around the same time that I would be, and looked forward to getting to meet her and work with her. While my job duties did not include working directly with the women’s basketball team, Lindsay reached out to me the first day and let me know she would love to have me help with the coaching staff ’s transition to Cal in any way possible. I was able to work with my boss on a special project organizing their staff orientation and got to talk with Lindsay about her experience and growth from being a studentathlete to becoming a head coach. It was beneficial and helpful to have an immediate connection with a fellow Brown basketball player now coaching at Cal, not only because people in the office associated me with Lindsay, but also because it made my transition to working in
Lindsay Gottlieb ’99 with Hannah Passafuime ’12 during the Women’s Basketball team’s trip to California this past December. this new environment much easier. When our team played in California over winter break this year, we were able to practice at the Cal facilities and have dinner at Lindsay’s house. I told her that I would be moving back to the Bay Area to work after graduation and would love to continue to be involved with Cal and her basketball program. I feel very confident and comfortable returning to California with a new basketball “family” to go home to and am thankful for the opportunity to have worked with and potentially to continue learning from such a successful Brown basketball alum. Hannah Passafuime ’12 is a co-captain of Brown Women’s Basketball. Brown Bear Magazine
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WINTER RESULTS Men’s Basketball Date Opponent NOV. 11 JOHNSON & WALES Nov. 14 vs. Albany# Nov. 15 vs. Manhattan# NOV. 19 HARTFORD Nov. 21 @ George Mason# Nov. 22 vs. Monmouth# Nov. 27 @ Sacred Heart = NOV. 30 RHODE ISLAND Dec. 3 @ Iowa Dec. 5 @ Providence DEC. 7 NEW HAMPSHIRE DEC. 10 CENTRAL CONN. ST. DEC. 23 MAINE Dec. 29 @ St. Francis (N.Y.) JAN. 2 AMERICAN JAN. 11 LONGWOOD Jan. 14 @ Yale* JAN. 21 YALE* Jan. 23 @ Bryant JAN. 27 DARTMOUTH* JAN. 28 HARVARD* FEB. 3 PRINCETON* FEB. 4 PENN* Feb. 10 @ Columbia* Feb. 11 @ Cornell* Feb. 17 @ Harvard* Feb. 18 @ Dartmouth* FEB. 24 CORNELL* FEB. 25 COLUMBIA* Mar. 2 @ Penn* Mar. 3 @ Princeton* # NIT Season Tip-Off
Time/Result W, 86-66 L, 77-68 L, 54-52 W, 59-52 L, 74-48 W, 79-71 L, 77-64 W, 65-56 L, 75-54 L, 80-49 L, 69-56 W, 90-80 2:00 PM L, 66-49 L, 70-61 L, 79-77 L, 68-64 L, 73-60 W, 67-60 W, 66-59 L, 68-59 L, 77-63 L, 65-48 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 pm TBA
Women’s Basketball Date Opponent NOV. 11 NEW HAMPSHIRE Nov. 13 @ NJIT NOV. 19 ALBANY Nov. 22 @ Bryant Nov. 25 vs. Evansville# Nov. 26 vs. Maine# NOV. 30 FAIRFIELD DEC. 3 RHODE ISLAND% DEC. 4 PROVIDENCE% DEC. 7 VERMONT Dec. 29 @ Dominican (Cal.) Dec. 31 @ San Jose State Jan. 4 @ Rhode Island JAN. 13 YALE* JAN. 16 HOLY CROSS Jan. 20 @ Yale* Jan. 27 @ Dartmouth* Jan. 29 @ Harvard* Feb. 3 @ Princeton* Feb. 4 @ Penn* FEB. 10 COLUMBIA* FEB. 11 CORNELL* FEB. 17 HARVARD* FEB. 18 DARTMOUTH* Feb. 24 @ Cornell* Feb. 25 @ Columbia* MAR. 2 PENN* MAR. 3 PRINCETON* # Dead River Company Classic % Brown BEAR Basketball Classic
Time/Result L, 62-57 L, 70-66 W, 65-53 L, 64-49 W, 55-47 W, 61-59 (OT) L, 63-55 W, 66-54 W, 70-57 W, 61-57 W, 66-45 W, 61-47 W, 53-40 L, 75-65 L, 81-74 W, 60-55 W, 74-50 L, 66-57 L, 57-45 W, 59-55 (OT) 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Fencing Date Nov. 15 Nov. 19
Event (Location) Big One (@ Smith) NFC No. 1 (@ UNH) Men’s Results: Boston University New Hampshire Sacred Heart University of Massachusetts
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Finish First Place W, 23-4 W, 24-3 L, 13-14 W, 23-4
Women’s Results: Boston University W, 24-3 New Hampshire W, 19-8 Sacred Heart W, 17-10 Wellesley W, 23-4 University of Massachusetts W, 16-11 Dec. 4 @ Brandeis Invitational Men’s Results: Brandies W, 16-11 Boston College W, 15-12 MIT W, 14-13 North Carolina L, 15-12 St. John’s L, 20-7 Women’s Results: Brandies W, 20-7 Boston College W, 17-10 MIT W, 19-8 North Carolina W, 19-8 St. John’s L, 24-3 Jan. 28 NFC No. 2 (@ Boston College) Men’s Results: Tufts W, 27-0 Vassar W, 18-9 Dartmouth W, 21-6 Brandeis W, 15-12 Boston College W, 14-13 MIT W, 14-13 Women’s Results: Tufts W, 20-7 Vassar W, 20-7 Dartmouth W, 20-7 Brandeis W, 24-3 Boston College L, 14-13 Smith W, 24-3 MIT W, 21-6 Feb. 4 Eric Sollee Invitational (@ Brandeis) Men’s Results NYU W, 19-8 John’s Hopkins W, 15-12 Haverford W, 22-5 Hunter W, 26-1 Women’s Results NYU W, 15-12 John’s Hopkins W, 14-13 Haverford W, 16-11 Hunter W, 20-6 Feb. 11-12 Ivy League Championships Feb. 26 Squad Championship (@ New York) Mar. 11 Regional Championship (@ Boston College) Mar. 22-25 NCAA Championships (@ San Antonio)
Gymnastics Date JAN. 22 Feb. 4 Feb. 11 Feb. 18 Feb. 26 Mar. 3 MAR. 11 MAR. 17 Mar. 24 Apr. 7 Apr. 12
Event/Opponents (Host) Time/Result BRIDGEPORT/R.I. COLLEGE 2ND/187.425 Yale/New Hampshire (@ UNH) 3rd/189.675 Cortland/Rutgers (@ Rutgers) 1:00 PM Stanford/Bridgeport (Dallas, Texas) 6:30 PM Yale/Penn/Cornell (@ Cornell)* 1:00 PM Maryland/Bridgeport/UNH (@ UNH) CORNELL 1:00 PM SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT 1:00 PM ECAC Championship (@ Penn) 12:00 PM NCAA Regionals USAG Collegiate Nationals (Bridgeport)
Men’s Hockey Date OCT. 23 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 NOV. 4 NOV. 5 Nov. 11 Nov. 12 Nov. 19 NOV. 22 Nov. 26
Opponent Time/Result WATERLOO W, 2-0 @ Dartmouth L, 2-1 Ivy Shootout vs. Princeton (@ Dartmouth) W, 3-2 Ivy Shootout COLGATE* L, 5-3 CORNELL* W, 5-4 @ Union* W, 2-1 @ Rensselaer* L, 1-0 @ Army T, 1-1 (OT) AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL L, 3-0 @ Holy Cross L, 2-0
Dec. 1 DEC. 3 Dec. 30 Jan. 1 JAN. 6 JAN. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 15 JAN. 20 JAN. 21 Jan. 27 Jan. 28 FEB. 3 FEB. 4 Feb. 10 Feb. 11 FEB. 17 FEB. 18 Feb. 24 Feb. 25
@ Yale* YALE* @ New Hampshire @ Providence PRINCETON* QUINNIPIAC* @ Clarkson* @ St. Lawrence* RENSSELAER* UNION* @ Dartmouth* @ Harvard* CLARKSON* ST. LAWRENCE* @ Cornell* @ Colgate* HARVARD* DARTMOUTH* @ Quinnipiac* @ Princeton*
L, 5-3 W, 6-4 W, 5-2 W, 5-2 L, 3-2 (OT) T, 2-2 (OT) T, 2-2 (OT) W, 4-1 L, 3-0 W, 3-2 L, 6-2 L, 3-1 L, 3-1 L, 5-3 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
Women’s Hockey Date OCT. 22 Oct. 28 Oct. 29 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 NOV. 11 NOV. 12 Nov. 18 Nov. 19 Nov. 25 NOV. 27 DEC. 2 DEC. 3 Dec. 7 Jan. 4 Jan. 7 JAN. 13 JAN. 14 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 JAN. 24 JAN. 27 JAN. 28 Feb. 3 Feb. 4 FEB. 10 FEB. 11 Feb. 17 Feb. 18
Opponent SACRED HEART @ Colgate* @ Cornell* @ Princeton* @ Quinnipiac* RENSSELAER* UNION* @ Maine @ Maine @ Providence BOSTON COLLEGE QUINNIPIAC* PRINCETON* @ Sacred Heart* @ Yale @ Connecticut ST. LAWRENCE* CLARKSON* @ Union* @ Rensselaer* YALE* DARTMOUTH* HARVARD* @ Clarkson* @ St. Lawrence* CORNELL* COLGATE* @ Harvard* @ Dartmouth*
Time/Result W, 10-0 T, 1-1 (OT) L, 9-0 L, 1-0 T, 2-2 (OT) T, 2-2 (OT) W, 1-0 T, 4-4 (OT) T, 0-0 (OT) W, 2-1 L, 3-1 L, 3-0 L, 3-0 W, 10-0 W, 4-1 T, 1-1 (OT) L, 3-0 L, 6-2 T, 2-2 (OT) W, 3-2 W, 4-1 L, 3-1 L, 3-0 L, 4-3 (OT) L, 3-1 7:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 PM
Skiing Date Carnival Result Jan. 6-7 Castleton Carnival (S) 1st/9 Pico Mountain, Vt. Jan. 12-13 @ UConn Carnival (S) 1st/9 @ UConn Carnival (GS) 1st/9 Jiminy Peak, Mass. JAN. 20-21 BROWN GUNSTOCK MOUNTAIN (GS) 1ST/9 ST BLACKWATER MOUNTAIN (S) 1 /9 Jan. 28-29 @ Clarkson Carnival (GS) 1st/9 @ Clarkson Carnival (S) 1st/9 Whiteface Mountain, N.Y. Feb. 4-5 @ St. Anselm Carnival (S) 1st/9 @ St. Anselm Carnival (GS) 1st/9 Feb. 25-26 @ ECSC Regionals (S) Sugarloaf Mountain, Maine Mar. 7-9 @ USCSA National Championships (GS) Sunday River, Maine
Squash Date Nov. 19
Opponent/Event vs. Bates Men Women
Time/Result W, 5-4 L, 7-2
WINTER RESULTS Dec. 3 vs. Connecticut College Men W, 9-0 Women W, 9-0 @ Wesleyan Men W, 8-1 Women W, 9-0 vs. Mount Holyoke Women 6-3 Jan. 14 Columbia* Men L, 6-3 Women W, 8-1 Jan. 15 Cornell* Men L, 9-0 Women L, 9-0 Jan. 18 Amherst Men W, 6-3 Women W, 9-0 Jan. 20 Williams Men L, 8-1 Women W, 6-3 Jan. 24 Yale* Men L, 9-0 Women L, 9-0 Jan. 28 @ Bowdoin Men W, 5-4 Women W, 9-0 @ Colby Men W, 9-0 Women W, 8-1 Feb. 4 @ Penn* Men L, 7-2 Women L, 8-1 vs. Drexel Men W, 8-1 Women W, 9-0 Feb. 5 @ Princeton* Men L, 9-0 Women L, 9-0 Feb. 7 Tufts (Men Only) 6:30 PM Feb. 10 @ Harvard* 6:00 PM Feb. 12 Dartmouth* 2:00 PM Feb. 17-19 CSA Team Championship @ Princeton (Men Only) Feb. 24-26 CSA Team Championships @ Harvard (Women Only) Mar. 2-4 CSA Individual Championships @ Amherst
Swimming & Diving Date Nov. 19 Dec. 1-3 Jan. 9 Jan. 14 Jan. 19 JAN. 28 Feb. 4 FEB. 11 Feb. 23-25 Mar. 1-3
Meet Time/Result @ Dartmouth* Men L, 184-111 Women L, 172-123 @ Princeton Invitational* Men Third Place Women Third Place vs. Penn* Men L, 177-104 Women L, 174-107 @ N. Miami, Fla. vs. Florida Atlantic University Men L, 160-113 Women L, 141-139 @ N. Miami, Fla. @ Harvard* (Women Only) L, 193-107 @ Harvard* (Men Only) L, 206-80 COLUMBIA* MEN L, 190.5-106.5 WOMEN L, 182-118 BOSTON UNIVERSITY MEN L, 162.5-135.5 WOMEN W, 160-140 @ Cornell* Men W, 155-145 Women L, 169-131 YALE* 5:00 PM @ KINGSTON, R.I. Ivy League Championships (Women) @ Cambridge, Mass. Ivy League Championships (Men) @ Princeton, N.J.
Mar 9-11 NCAA Zone Diving @ Buffalo, N.Y. Mar. 16-18 NCAA Championships (Women) Mar. 23-26 NCAA Championships (Men)
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Men’s Tennis Date Opponent/Event (Location) JAN. 28 BUFFALO BOSTON UNIVERSITY JAN. 29 COLGATE FEB. 4 BINGHAMTON BRYANT FEB. 5 QUINNIPIAC Feb. 10 @ Vanderbilt Feb. 11 @ Middle Tennessee Feb. 17-19 vs. ECAC Team Tournament @ Princeton FEB. 24 BOSTON COLLEGE Mar. 9 @ Northern Illinois Mar. 10 @ DePaul MAR. 17 STONY BROOK Mar. 25 @ Georgia State Mar. 28 @ Florida Atlantic Apr. 7 @ Princeton* Apr. 8 @ Penn* APR. 14 CORNELL* APR. 15 COLUMBIA* Apr. 20 @ Dartmouth* Apr. 22 @ Harvard* APR. 28 YALE*
Time/Result W, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 3:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:00 PM 10:00 AM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:00 PM
Women’s Tennis Date Opponent/Event Time/Result JAN. 22 BOSTON COLLEGE W, 4-3 Jan. 28 Virginia Commonwealth W, 4-1 Jan. 29 @ North Carolina L, 7-0 FEB. 3 BUFFALO W, 6-1 PROVIDENCE W, 4-1 FEB. 11 BINGHAMTON 10:00 AM SETON HALL 3:00 PM Feb. 17-19 ECAC Team Championship New Haven, Conn. FEB. 26 AKRON 11:00 AM RHODE ISLAND 4:00 PM Mar. 8 @ Boston University 1:00 PM Mar. 10 vs. Winthrop 12:00 PM @ Wake Forest Mar. 11 at Wake Forest 12:00 PM MAR. 16 STONY BROOK 5:00 PM Mar. 27 vs. Missouri 10:00 AM @ Boca Raton, Fla. Mar. 30 @ Florida International 1:00 PM APR. 6 PRINCETON* 2:00 PM APR. 7 PENN* 12:00 PM Apr. 14 @ Cornell* 12:00 PM Apr. 15 @ Columbia* 12:00 PM APR. 20 DARTMOUTH* 2:00 PM Apr. 22 @ Harvard* 1:00 PM Apr. 28 @ Yale* 12:00 PM
Indoor Track & Field Date Event (Location) Result Dec. 3 Alden Invitational No Team Score Jan. 14 @ Sorlien Invite No Team Score Jan. 21 @ Harvard Challenge No Team Score Jan. 27 @ New Balance Games Men 2nd/16 Women 1st/14 Feb. 4 @ Tribute to Charles Torpy No Team Score Feb. 11 @ NYRR Saturday Night at the Races Feb. 19 @ USATF New England (Cambridge, MA) Feb. 25-26 @ Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (Ithaca, NY) Mar. 3-4 @ ECAC/IC4A Championships (Boston, MA)
Date Opponent/Event Time Feb. 11 vs. Colorado State# 11:00 AM vs. Villanova# 5:00 PM Feb. 18 vs. Gannon$ 12:30 PM @ Bucknell$ 6:30 PM Feb. 19 vs. Marist$ 8:00 AM vs. Wagner$ 2:00 PM Feb. 24 @ Hartwick 8:00 PM Feb. 25 vs. Maryland 10:15 AM @ Albany, N.Y. vs. Indiana 2:00 PM @ Albany, N.Y. Mar. 3 vs. San Jose St. 9:00 AM @ Harvard vs. George Washington 2:20 PM @ Harvard Mar. 4 vs. Princeton 10:20 AM @ Harvard vs. Mercyhurst 2:20 PM @ Harvard Mar. 10 vs. TBA% TBA Mar. 11 vs. TBA% TBA Mar. 21 @ Harvard 7:00 PM Mar. 24 vs. TBA ^ TBA Mar. 25 vs. TBA^ TBA Mar. 26 vs. Stanford TBA @ Santa Barbara Mar. 27 @ UC Santa Barbara TBA Mar. 28 at Pomona-Pitzer 7:00 PM at Claremont-M-S 7:00 PM Mar. 30 vs. Azusa Pacific* 12:00 PM @ UC San Diego* 6:00 PM Mar. 31 vs. Fresno Pacific* 10:00 AM Apr. 4 Harvard TBA Apr. 14-15 CWPA Divisional Championship @ Bucknell APR. 21-22 BRUNO INVITATIONAL Apr. 27-29 CWPA Eastern Championship # Princeton Invitational $ Bucknell Invitational % Marist Invite ^ Bakersfield Invitational * UC San Diego Invitational (All times Eastern)
Wrestling Date Nov. 13 Nov. 20 Dec. 2-3 Jan. 6 Jan. 6 Jan. 7 Jan. 7 Jan. 14 Jan. 20 Jan. 21 JAN. 28 JAN. 28 JAN. 28 FEB. 3 FEB. 4 FEB. 4 FEB. 10 FEB. 10 FEB. 11 FEB. 11 Feb. 18 Mar. 3-4 Mar. 15
Opponent/Event Time/Result @ Bearcat Open No Team Score @ Keystone Classic 9th/10 @ Cliff Keen Invitational No Team Score @ Rutgers L, 28-12 @ Rider L, 30-10 @ Franklin & Marshall W, 30-17 @ Millersville W, 32-15 @ Lone Star Duals Air Force L, 33-16 Appalachian State L, 41-4 UT-Chattanooga L, 37-3 @ Sacred Heart W, 41-0 @ Cornell* L, 36-6 ARMY L, 24-15 RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE W, 30-12 JOHNSON & WALES W, 26-15 PRINCETON* W, 28-21 PENN* L, 30-7 DREXEL L, 23-13 BOSTON UNIVERSITY 1:00 PM ROGER WILLIAMS 3:00 PM HARVARD* 1:00 PM LEHIGH 3:00 PM @ Columbia* TBA EIWA Championships All Day NCAA Championships @ St. Louis, Mo. Home games in RED CAPS * League game/match
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“Doc” Marvel’s Vision: A Team for Every Man, and Every Man On A Team By Peter Mackie ’59 Images Provided by Brown University Archives
Bessie Rudd teaching field hockey on Pembroke Field, 1933.
Brown Athletic Director “Doc” Marvel 1894.
very best means of quieting the brain and stimulating physical health.” With the opening of Lyman Gymnasium in 1891, gymnastics work became a requirement for all male students. Mandatory physical education requirements were reduced over the years, ending altogether in 1970. Students at the Women’s College also exercised at a downtown gym until the creation of a Department of Physical Culture in 1897. Required classes in Pembroke Hall were taught by Mabel Potter, employing the Swedish system. Women students, in their gym attire, carried the equipment from their dressing room in the basement to the top floor, being careful not to linger on the stairs, since the janitor was “not a married man.” With the completion of Sayles Gym in 1907, women had dedicated space for physical education activities (without the risky stair climb). At the beginning of the 20th century, as intercollegiate competition began to gain a foothold on campus for men (and to a lesser extent for women), voices were being raised in support of wider participation in organized athletics as an adjunct to varsity competition. Brown Dean Alexander Meiklejohn 1893, in a 1903 Liber Brunensis essay
Director of Phyiscal Education and Intramurals “Jack” Heffernan ’28 on Aldrich-Dexter Field.
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ystematic physical activity was not part of the student experience in the early decades of the College; most exercise consisted of walking or chopping wood (students had to supply their own heat). In the mid 1820’s, Brown President Francis Wayland introduced an outdoor gymnastics program for students and faculty, modeled on the German Turnplatz. A believer in the concept of vigorous exercise as a stimulus for increased mental agility, Wayland often joined on the parallel bars and swings. An 1827 letter penned by Ephraim Munroe 1828 noted that “the Gymnasium... had conduced much to the health of the students.” He added that his studying was benefiting from gymnasium work. Students gradually began taking exercise in local gyms, and eventually, in 1869, the College offered to pay half of the $6 membership fee at the gymnasium of Messrs. West and Hunt. One hundred students availed themselves of the opportunity for gymnastic exercise. Enterprising Brown students also found other avenues for personal exercise. Charles Evans Hughes 1881 for example, had a passion for ice skating. In 1880 he wrote to his parents: “I have bought a pair of skates...skating is a very healthy exercise and also pleasing. It is the
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on athletics wrote: “Everywhere we go nowadays we hear lengthy discussions concerning the value of athletics for college life.” After noting that “very few students take part in varsity contests,” he goes on to state: “One of the most urgent needs of Brown today is the development of athletic exercise, as distinguished from athletic sport... There must be a systemic, persistent effort...to supply this need. Tennis courts should be laid out...the club house at Andrews Field should be enlarged so that every student who wishes may have a locker and take daily exercise. There should be class games, fraternity games, dormitory games, scrub games, games for the fun of playing, games for fun which will help us in our daily work.” It would be another two decades, however, before Meiklejohn’s hopes would be fully realized. The same year in which Meiklejohn offered his prurient suggestion, Frederick W. “Doc” Marvel 1894 returned to Brown from Wesleyan to head the Physical Education Department. Marvel had been an outstanding multi-sport athlete and undergraduate campus leader. He accepted President Faunce’s offer “with the understanding that I would never have any connection with athletics” (which were run by team managers). Marvel’s focus was squarely upon “developing a comprehensive program of Physical Education” and for three years he did just that. How ironic it is that after his role was expanded to include intercollegiate athletics, he became the dean of the country’s college athletic directors, gaining the respect and admiration of all, and elevating Brown’s reputation to the very pinnacle of the collegiate athletic world. While he steadily put varsity athletics on a firm financial footing (the Athletic Association had constantly been in debt) and improved the entire program, his commitment to providing opportunities for all students remained paramount. In a 1923 report to alumni entitled “A Team for Every Man and a Every Man On a Team”, Marvel outlined his plan: “The Department of Physical Education has been looking forward for many years to the fulfillment of this slogan. During all these years we have never given up hope; but have tried all the harder to plan ways and means to make our limited equipment of service to as many students as possible... With the proposed new plan of athletic field development successfully completed we feel sure that our long deferred hope will soon be realized.” He went on to state: “With athletic fields sufficient to accommodate varsity, class, and intramural teams...we shall be able to interest practically every student to take part in some form of outdoor recreation under the direction of competent coaches and instructors, themselves attracted to Brown by the superiority of our equipment.” He added that the addition of a gym and recreation building would accomplish the same goals in winter. Marvel worked tirelessly to fulfill his dream, and in the sportscrazed era of the 1920’s, he remained steadfast in his belief that the only justification for constructing such a major sports facility was “to give all students a chance to participate and compete in recreational games and activities.” The completion of the 30 acre Elmgrove Avenue complex as well as the Thayer Street intramural field and tennis courts next to campus were a tribute to his quiet leadership. In his Aldrich Field acceptance speech on May 16, 1925, Marvel said, “You can imagine the genuine pleasure and satisfaction it gives me personally to receive, on behalf of the University, this magnificent gift, a thing I have worked for for the greater and the better part of a life time. You must forgive me for feeling at times as if it were all my own.” He went on to say that this “will enable…not only the chosen few who natu-
An array of men’s intramural trophies, 1961-62. rally excel in athletics, but that great army of youth, eager for action and in need of the benefits of Physical Education who heretofore have participated in athletics mostly by proxy...I believe that if athletics are good for the athletes, they are even better for the ordinary student.” Marvel’s hopes were quickly realized. The 1926 Brunotes (Athletic Association newsletter) announced: “The program of intramural athletics for the year 1925-26 has been the largest and most successful of any season since the inauguration of the idea at Brown.” Nearly 600 men participated, which when added to 335 varsity and freshman athletes, comprised three quarters of the student body. Fraternity, dormitory, class, and cub (freshman) teams competed, with some baseball games played at 6:30 a.m. Marvel’s programs flourished over the years, but ironically their success created heightened expectations and new challenges. After “Doc’s” death in 1938, Leslie Swain ’08 assumed responsibility for the Physical Education program, and wrote in a 1939 report: “I will not be satisfied until all not otherwise engaged in athletic events do participate. This Utopian dream would of course demand more work and more play facilities...we are almost at our saturation point in participation...because there is not enough play space.” None the less, between required and voluntary Physical Education, over 1,000 undergraduates (75%) were participating. After World War II, intramural sports continued to grow. The stated 1954 Ivy League philosophy that players “be permitted to enjoy the game as participants in a form of recreational competition” was reinforced at Brown by President Keeney’s belief that “sports are for fun, nothing more. Just fun.” In the 1960’s, at Aldrich-Dexter Field, 54 organizations participated in the Physical Activity Program, led by genial Director of Physical Education and Intramurals “Jack” Heffernan ’28. Five separate “leagues” vied for an array of trophies, many donated by alumni. Parallel to the men’s programs, Pembrokers were guided by the philosophy of Bessie Rudd, “Doc” Marvel’s counterpart. A three-level paradigm provided women with recreational, instructional, and competitive sports. Arlene Gorton ’52 continued Rudd’s work and guided Brown women through the 1972 merger, Title IX legislation, and into the modern era of recreational sports for all. Today, thousands in the Brown community participate in a wide range of Recreational Sports under the direction of Matthew Tsimikas. The Department’s inclusive philosophy provides “something for everyone.” Activities which did not exist in Marvel’s era continue to evolve. The Lanpher Trophy has been supplanted by the Brown Cup but Marvel’s vision continues, alive and well. Peter Mackie ’59 is the sports archivist for the Edward North Robinson 1896 Collection of Brown Athletics. Brown Bear Magazine
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