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Magazine Vol. 4, Issue 3 Spring 2013

Announcing the Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse

From The Executive Director: Davies Bisset ’85

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Brown Friends and Fans:

Editor & Publisher Davies Bisset ’85

As I look back on fiscal year 2013, many things are clear. You, the alumni, parents and friends of Brown Athletics, have raised the bar through your generosity, support and connection to our teams and programs. You energized the new vision for world-class athletics at Brown, symbolized by the new fitness complex, the Ittleson Quadrangle, and our new leaders, Athletic Director Jack Hayes and President Chris BUSF Executive Director Davies Bisset ’85 (right) Paxson. Together we are shaping a brighter future for the during the Lacrosse Celebration Weekend with Craig Linden ’83. next generation of Brown student-athletes.

Managing Editor/Art Director Matthew Lee

As I look back on the year, I am reminded of many moments I wish you could have observed. The moment when Matt Sullivan ’13 (Men’s Basketball) learned he was selected as a first-team Academic All-American joining players from perennial NCAA powerhouses Duke, Indiana, Ohio State and Gonzaga. The moment when Royce Fellow Jocelyn West ’13 (Track and Field) presented her final paper, from research gathered in Dominica, on how to instill Olympic values in youth through athletics. The moment when President Paxson dedicated the Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse, highlighting the fact that Brown coaches play an important role in the educational process for student-athletes. The moment when our Ivy competitors arrived at Brown for the Ivy Men’s Swimming Championships, and gazed at the new Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center for the first time. The moment Matt Lorito’15 (Men’s Ice Hockey) scored the game-winning goal in the ECAC Men’s Ice Hockey Championship semi-final game, sending Brown to the finals for the first time in 20 years. The moment when our Field Hockey senior captains told a heartfelt story about Kevin Goldberger, Goldie’s son, at the Goldberger Family Field dedication. Along with the many big moments, there are many smaller moments that are so important: the unexpected greeting on Thayer Street from a nameless alum who recognizes a freshman athlete; or seeing students in their letter sweaters walking across the Green, at a play, or listening to The Jabberwocks sing under Wayland Arch; the smiles of Providence school kids when a Brown student-athlete volunteer arrives at their classroom door. Your gift to the Brown Sports Foundation makes these moments — big and small — possible, and for this you have my gratitude and thanks. As always, I remain, Ever True,

Production Coordinator Matthew Jarret Contributing Editors Kelly Fitzsimmons, Lauren Hylton, Peter Mackie ’59, Sarah Sceery

BUSF Board Officers President Paula M. McNamara ’84 Vice-President David N. Chichester ’67 Secretary Bernard V. Buonanno, Jr. ’60 P’88 ’92 ’96 Treasurer Marcia J. Hooper ’77 P’09 ’11 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 Kenneth J. O’Keefe ’76 P’02 ’04 ’09 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

P.S. Our fiscal year ends June 30th….please make your gift before then!

On the Cover: Athletics Director Jack Hayes, John Keogh ’86, Kenneth Fitzsimmons, Jr. ’68, P’13, Thomas Rothman ’76, P’11 ’13, Head Coach Lars Tiffany ’90, and President Christina H. Paxson.

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2013 BUSF Fundraising Goals: One L ast P ush!!


Women’s Water Polo 100% Men’s Water Polo 100% Fencing 94% Golf 89% Squash 86% Men’s Basketball 85% Track and Field/Cross Country 84% Men’s Ultimate 76% Women’s Lacrosse 75% Men’s Volleyball 73% Sailing 62% Wrestling 62% Women’s Soccer 60% Women’s Crew 56% Baseball 54% The end of our fiscal year (June 30) is right Equestrian 51% around the corner. WE NEED YOUR Women’s Basketball 50% HELP to reach our annual use fundraising Athletic Director’s Excellence Fund 46% goal of $3.4 million. Please help your Men’s Soccer 42% team or your favorite sport as the year Football 41% comes to a close. The graph on the left Men’s Crew 40% illustrates the percentage to goal for each M/W Swim & Dive 36% program’s fundraising efforts. Men’s Lacrosse 31% Men’s Tennis 29% s n Women’s Ice Hockey 28% r o Men’s Ice Hockey 26% row on Gymnastics 24% ed he t Men’s Rugby 23% f or e a r Field Hockey 22% p up Women’s Volleyball 18% ll is y Women’s Rugby 17% h k ad s n e Softball 15% a h l r tic Women’s Tennis 15% le e e h Cheerleading 14% t av Women’s Ultimate 8% Men’s Skiing 5% ho Women’s Skiing 3%



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BUSF Fundraising Challenges! Swimming and Diving Tom McMullen ’62 “Let’s Make a Splash”

Track & Field/Cross Country Mundt-Mullen Challenge

Tom McMullen ’62 generously agreed to designate $100,000 over three years if the rest of the swim and dive community raises approximately $67,000 each year. Tom will match donations 1:2 (up to $33,000 for fiscal year 2013, 2014 and 2015). The two squads have combined to raise $41,130.96 as of May 1. We need one last push to reach the goal of $67,000!

Fiscal year 2013 marks the final year of a three-year challenge put forth by Kevin Mundt ’76, P’11 and Fergal Mullen ’89 to the Brown Track and Field/Cross Country community in hopes of increasing alumni/ae support. The overall goal of the Mundt-Mullen Challenge is to raise $100,000 in each of the three years with $50,000 coming from alumni/ae, parents and friends of the program and $50,000 being matched by the Challengers. The goal has been met in each of the past two years. As of May 1, the program has raised $46,411 for a total of $92,822 with the match from the challengers. We are just $3,589 away from goal!

Women’s Lacrosse $40K in 40 Days!

Women’s Ice Hockey Participation Challenge

John Spooney ’14

Head Coach Amy Bourbeau implemented an alumni class challenge, pitting each class against the others to see which class can record the highest participation rate. The winning class year will receive a package of Brown Ice Hockey gear in July. Top-5 Classes as of May 1 1. 1991 - 42% 2. 2001 - 40% 3. 1980 - 25% 4. 1967 - 25% 5. 2011 - 20% 2000 - 20%

The women’s lacrosse program successfully completed its $40K in 40 Days fundraising challenge for the second consecutive year. Alumni and parents put up $20,000 in challenge funds and the parents, friends and alumni combined to exceed the goal once again!

COMPLETE! Wrestling Novogratz Challenge

Bre Hudgins ’14

Michael Novogratz, a friend of Brown Wrestling, offered to add $100,000 to the Brown Wrestling Endowment if the alumni, parents and friends raised another $200,000 for endowment before the end of the fiscal year. The total challenge money raised from alumni, parents, and friends of Brown Wrestling was $203,765. Michael Novogratz fulfilled his challenge putting the wrestling endowment donations over $300,000 for the past fiscal year. Thank you!

COMPLETE! Interested in sponsoring a fundraising challenge? Contact the Sports Foundation at 401-863-1900 or by email at

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22nd Annual Brown Football Association Golf Outing and Season Kickoff Dinner Monday, August 5, 2013 Rhode Island Country Club

The 22nd Annual Brown Football Assocation Golf Outing and Season Kickoff Dinner will take place on Monday, August 5, at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I. The golf outing has been sold out each year and all proceeds to this event directly impact Brown Football. For information on sponsorships or to RSVP, please contact Sarah Sceery at the Brown Sports Foundation at or at 401-863-6763. Brown Bear Magazine




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Rothman Head Coaching Chair 22 for Men’s Lacrosse The dedication and celebration of the Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse was held on April 19, 2013 at the Providence Biltmore in downtown Providence.

Brown University Sports Foundation The Brown University Sports Foundation (BUSF) is your gateway to support and connect with all aspects of athletics at Brown. Here is 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, and 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.


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1 110 Elm Street 6 Sports Foundation in Photos 10 Bear Bites 11 Our Best and Brightest 28 Ivy League’s Finest 30 Winter and Spring Results 36 Frank Pizzitola ’49 In Memoriam


12 Senior Spotlights 16 Hockey In Providence 19 Senior Gift 20 Blindfolded Boston Marathon 25 Reading Week In Providence 26 Tom Catena M.D. ’86 IFA Dinner 34 Bear Tracks




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(L to R) Thomas Cole ’86, Tom Catena M.D. ’86 and John Catena at the Ivy Football Association dinner in February.

(L to R) Bob Sanchez ’58, P’89, Jack Hayes, Shane Kelley ’09 and Davies Bisset ’85 at a Brown Club event in Naples, Florida in March.

Brown Coaches Panel in Rye, N.Y at the Rye Country Day School featured Football Coach Phil Estes in April. The event was hosted by the Brown Club of Fairfield County.

Men’s Hockey Coach Brendan Whittet ’94 addressed the alumni in Meehan Auditorium in February during a men’s hockey alumni weekend.

BUSF and the Brown Athletic Departmen hosted Brown alumni in a suite at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center for the NCAA Hockey Regional on March 30-31.

(L to R) Steve Kettelberger ’86, Geoffrey Soriano ’86, and Rich Collett ’87 at the Ivy Football Association Dinner in February.


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Men’s basketball alumni day in February at the Pizzitola Sports Center.

Ernest T. Savignano ’42 Memorial Scholarship winner, Alexander Viox ’15, Barbara Savignano P’66 and past recipient Michael Yules ’14 at the annual luncheon. Mrs. Savignano was also awarded the Dave Zucconi ’55 Brown Pride Award at the Annual Football Banquet this year for her support, service and faith in Brown Football.


Women’s Ice Hockey Alumnae at the portrait unveiling for former Head Coach Digit Murphy P’15 at Meehan Auditorium.

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(L to R) Alex Tounkara-Kone ’12, Janice and George Caraberis ’77, P’08 at the BUSF-BFA fundraiser at the New York Athletic Club in New York City in December.


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Water Polo alumni back at Brown in April. (L-R) Erik Farrar ’85, Jeanie Ward-Waller ’04, Victoria Barbata Reimers ’03, Heidi Wendt ’04, Lauren Presant ’10, former Brown Head Coach Todd Clapper.

(L to R): Head Women’s Crew Coach John Murphy P’11, Assoc Phoebe Murphy ’82, P’11 and the women’s crew program honor Quadracci Flores M.D. ’89, Nina Ewald ’88, Maria Rabb ’88 and christening of the BFH ’87 at the Marston Boathouse on April

The Brown Football program hosted the fourth-annual “Be The Match” Bone Marrow Donor Drive at Sayles Hall on the Brown Campus in April. This year’s efforts raised the four-year total over 1,000 participants.

Rothman Head Coach of Men’s Lacrosse Lars Tiffany ’90 teeing off at the Agawam Hunt Club with Matt Grosso ’02, Anthony Grosso P’02, Collins Carey ’02 and Greg Collins P’02.

Brown Coaches Panel in Rye, N.Y at the Rye Country Day School featured (L to R) Men’s Basketball Coach Mike Martin ’04, Football Coach Phil Estes, Athletic Director Jack Hayes and the Broadbent Family Head Coach of Squash Racquets Stuart Le Gassick in April. The event was hosted by the Brown Club of Fairfield County.


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ciate Women’s Crew Head Coach red Cathy Spath M.D. ’89, Kathryn d Vicky Banyard Ph.D. ’88 with the 20.


Please welcome “The Richardson.” Quinten Richardson ’14 and Colby Richardson ’12 christened the Men’s Crew boat while parents Pamela and David (left) look on.

Anthony Paquette ’00 with Athletic Director Jack Hayes and Eric Webber ’00 at the BUSF-BFA fundraiser in New York City.

Student-athletes, parents, friends, and alumni of the men’s tennis program gathered for a reception following a match in April.

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(L to R) Jerry Massa ’77 and David Santry ’67 at the BUSF-BFA fundraiser in New York City.



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The women’s gymnastics team had a banner season in 2012-13, winning the Ivy Classic for the first time since 1990. Junior Michelle Shnayder ’14 captured the All-Around Championship. More on the team’s historic season on page 28. Former Brown Gymnast Alicia Sacramone ’10 will be inducted into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame along with the rest of Team USA that won gold at the 2007 World Championships.


The men’s hockey squad had a resurgent season in 2012-13, advancing to the ECAC Championship for the first time since 1993. The Bears’ magical run fell just short with a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Union College. Brown finished the season at 1614-6 and closed the year with six wins in the final eight games.


The Bears finished 10th at the 2013 NCAA Fencing Championship held in San Antonio, Texas from March 21-24. Senior Kelly McGuire ’13 took 10th place in the men’s eppe and classmate Teddy Weller ’13 finished 13th in the men’s saber.


The women’s field hockey team earned the National Academic Team Award given by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFCHA) for the ninth consecutive season. The award recognizes institutions that achieve a minium GPA of 3.0 during the first semester of the 2012-13 academic year. Twelve members of the field hockey team were named to the National Academic Squad for achieving a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher.


Former Brown student-athlete Lindsey Gottlieb ’99 led the California Bears to the NCAA Final Four for the first time in program history, falling to Louisville, 64-57. Current Brown women’s basketball senior Caroline King ’13 was honored at halftime of the game as one of five Division I players named to the Allstate Good Works Team for her outstanding contributions in the areas of volunteerism and civic involvement.


The Bears won four of the last six games, including an 80-67 victory over Princeton in the regular season finale.

Freshman Cedric Kuakumensah ’16 was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Year, becoming the first freshman to win the award in league history (more on pg. 29).


Senior Svetozar Stefanovic ’13 earned a spot on the Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches All-America Third Team. Stefanovic had been named an Honorable Mention All-American in the three previous season. He graduates with the top-three single-season scoring marks, highlighted by the 117 he notched as a senior. Stefanovic shattered the career scoring record, finishing his four years with 370 goals. The previous record was 249 set from 1976-1979 by Kent Rapp ’80, P’12.


Head Coach Felix Mercado became the winningest coach in Brown women’s water polo history with his 106th victory in a 12-10 win over Harvard on April 3, 2013. Mercado took over the helm of women’s water polo in the summer of 2007.


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Vs. URI • October 5 • 6 p.m. Vs. Princeton • October 19 • 6 p.m.


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Our Best And Brightest Fall and Winter All-Ivy Honorees

Men’s Basketball Sean McGonagill ’14 Matt Sullivan ’13

First Team Second Team

Women’s Basketball Lauren Clarke ’14

Second Team

Women’s Cross Country Margaret Connelly ’15 Heidi Caldwell ’15

Second Team Second Team

Fencing Kathryn Hawrot ’14 Nick Deak ’14

Second Team First Team

Field Hockey Clayton Christus ’15 Shannon McSweeney ’15 Alexis Miller ’16 Meghan O’Donnell ’15

Second Team Second Team Hon. Mention Hon. Mention

Football Nathan Bernstein ’13 Cole Hooper ’13 Stephen Zambetti ’13 A.J. Cruz ’13

First Team First Team First Team First Team

Tellef Lundevall ’13 Ross Walthall ’13 Michael Yules ’14 Emory Polley ’14 Alexander Norocea ’14 Daniel Austin ’14 Adewole Oyalowo ’14

Second Team Second Team Second Team Second Team Second Team Hon. Mention Hon. Mention

Men’s Hockey Anthony Borelli ’13 Dennis Robertson ’14 Matt Lorito ’15

First Team First Team First Team

Men’s Soccer Dylan Remick ’13 Eric Robertson ’13 Thomas McNamara ’13 Ben Maurey ’15 Ryan McDuff ’13 Sam Kernan-Scholss ’13

First Team First Team First Team First Team Second Team Second Team

Women’s Soccer Mika Siegelman ’14 Annie Gillen ’15 Emily Wingrove ’14 Amber Bledsoe ’14

First Team Second Team Second Team Hon. Mention

Fall and Winter Academic All-Ivy

Amber Bledsoe ’14 Women’s Soccer Anthony Borelli ’13 Men’s Ice Hockey Heidi Caldwell ’14 Cross Country Lauren Clarke ’14 Women’s Basketball Margaret Connelly ’14 Cross Country Kelley Harrison ’13 Field Hockey Katherine Hawrot ’14 Fencing Kristin Jackson ’13 Women’s Swimming Sam Kernan-Schloss ’13 Men’s Soccer Emma Leblanc ’14 Skiing

Ryan McDuff ’13 Kelly McGuire ’13 Alison Mullin ’14 Dylan Remick ’13 Dennis Robertson ’14 Michalle Shnayder ’14 Svetozar Stefanovic ’13 Matthew Sullivan ’13 William Watterson ’14 Michael Yules ’14

Men’s Swimming and Diving Tommy Glenn ’14 First Team-100 Fly Tommy Glenn ’14 First Team-200 Fly Women’s Swimming and Diving Briana Borgolini ’14 Second Team-200 Breast Men’s Indoor Track Ned Willig ’16 First Team-100 fly Evan Weinstock ’14 First Team-Heptathlon Ken Thompson ’13 Second Team-Triple Jump Peter Rhodes ’15 Second Team-Heptathlon Volleyball Kathryn Conner ’15

Hon. Mention

Wrestling Ophir Bernstein ’15 Giuseppi Lanzi ’14

Second Team Hon. Mention

Men’s Soccer Fencing Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Men’s Ice Hockey Gymnastics Men’s Water Polo Men’s Basketball Wrestling Football

Final National Rankings Fencing Men’s Ice Hockey Men’s Soccer Men’s Squash Women’s Squash Men’s Water Polo

Fall and Winter All-Americans

NCAA Individual Qualifiers

Gymnastics Emily Lutfey ’13 Julia Meyer ’13

USAG Second Team All-American USAG First Team All-American

Wrestling Ophir Bernstein ’15 Billy Watterson ’16

Fencing Kelly McGuire ’13 Teddy Weller ’13

Fencing Kelly McGuire ’13

NCAA All-American

Men’s Soccer Dylan Remick ’13

Cross Country Margaret Connelly ’14

Men’s Swimming Tommy Glenn ’14

NSCAA Second Team All-American

Other National Individual Qualifiers

Men’s Water Polo Svetozar Stefanovic ’13

ACWPA Third Team All-American

Equestrian Laura Kirk ’14 Eleanor Sharpe ’13 Lindsay Wong ’13

Other Fall and Winter Accolades Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year Cedric Kuakumensah ’16 Men’s Basketball CoSida/Capital One Academic All-American Sam Kernan-Schloss ’13 Men’s Soccer (Third Team) Dylan Remick ’13 Men’s Soccer (Third Team) Matthew Sullivan ’13 Men’s Basketball (First Team) Senior Class Award Winner Ryan McDuff ’13

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ISHA Nationals ISHA Nationals ISHA Nationals

CoSida/Capital One Academic All-District Amber Bledsoe ’14 Women’s Soccer Sam Kernan-Schloss ’13 Men’s Soccer Alison Mullin ’14 Women’s Soccer Ade Oyalowo ’14 Football Dylan Remick ’13 Men’s Soccer Matthew Sullivan ’13 Men’s Basketball Jack Templeton ’13 Football Brown Bear Magazine Ross Walthall ’13 Football Michael Yules ’14 Football



SENIOR SPOTLIGHT Brown University Sports Foundation

Senior Spotlight - Eliza Marshall ’13 “The best thing I could say about Eliza is that she led from the front, not from the back. No matter what we did, she was in the front: be it fitness tests or on the field, she was in front. She was a great role model because of her work ethic, day in and day out, not just in games but in every training and fitness session. She really understood and exemplified what individual responsibility was as a student athlete.” - Phil Pincince P’06 Head Coach, Women’s Soccer

“People often talk about the time management and the work ethic of college athletes, but to me those things are about personal determination and achievement, and can be fairly easily learned in other ways in an academic setting. What I have found so unique to the experience of being a college athlete is learning to put aside individual achievements and goals for the good of something bigger than one’s self—the team.” - Eliza Marshall ’13 - North Andover, MA


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Senior Spotlight - Matt Sullivan ’13 “Matt Sullivan was such a huge reason for our turnaround as a program in my first year. He and his fellow seniors helped in my transition by believing 100% in our philosophy and system as a staff. He led by example, competed to the best of his ability, and represented Brown Athletics as well as anyone could ever ask.”


- Mike Martin ’04 Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

“I have been on many teams in my life, but being a part of the Brown athletics community is unlike any of them. The unique connection continuously shows up as alumni from all over the country come back year after year to support the various athletic programs and student-athletes.” - Matt Sullivan ’13 - Wilmette, IL



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Senior Spotlight - Ryan McDuff ’13 “Ryan is an outstanding leader, teammate, and student-athlete. He has lived the Brown University experience to its fullest. Ryan has been a huge influence on the Brown Men’s Soccer Program over the last four years. His commitment to excellence made him a great example for his teammates. He played and trained as if it was the last practice or game of his career.” - Pat Laughlin Friends of Men’s Soccer Head Coach

“I couldn’t be more appreciative of my time as a Brown student-athlete. I have former teammates who are now family, memories that are now life-lessons, and experiences that have been crucial to my growth as an individual and leader. I can only imagine how this experience, which has already impacted my life in so many ways, will continue to do so moving forward.” - Ryan McDuff ’13 - Plano, Texas


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Senior Spotlight - Roger Ferguson ’13 “Roger is a man of many talents. This Captain is an exciting, electrifying lacrosse player, not a common description for a defenseman. Roger’s skills and his speed rival those of any other in the nation, and he has been adorned with both AllAmerican and All-Ivy awards. His incredibly tenacious play has made him a role model to his teammates.” - Lars Tiffany ’90, Rothman Head Coaching Chair of Men’s Lacrosse

“Brown was an amazing experience for me, especially as a student-athlete. My advice to prospective students considering Brown is that you will be coming to a place where the opportunities to succeed are endless. At Brown you will learn to try new things, expand your comfort zone, and face challenges that we will all face later in life. Brown expanded my horizons and allowed me to compete at the highest levels, in sports, in academics, in everything I faced.” - Roger Ferguson ’13 - Washington, DC



HOCKEY IN PROVIDENCE Brown University Sports Foundation

College Hockey Back Where It Belongs The 2013 NCAA Hockey East Regional was hosted in Providence, R.I. at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on Saturday and Sunday, March 30-31. The Brown University Athletic Department took center stage as the host for this annual event. ECAC Hockey rival Quinnipiac University won both games and advanced to the program’s first Frozen Four, but it was Brown University that may have taken the top honors as the event was lauded as a success on all fronts by those in attendance and those participating on the ice. There were many key contributors to the success of the event including, but certainly not limited to: Jack Hayes – Brown Athletic Director; James Bennett ’79 – Chairman of the R.I. Convention Center; Robert Kenneally ’90 – Brown Executive Associate Director of Athletics and Jeanne Carhart – Brown Associate Director of Athletic Communications. The event was a major success for the NCAA, for the City of Providence and for Brown University. Members of the Brown University Athletic Department combined with volunteers from across the region to show why college hockey truly belongs in Providence, R.I. - Matt Lee

“One of my main goals at Brown is to show how the Brown Athletic Department can impact the community, the City of Providence and Rhode Island. This event was a perfect example of Brown University combining with the City of Providence to enhance the community in several ways throughout the weekend.” - Jack Hayes Director of Athletics


“I think we had great enthusiasm with the volunteers, which was crucial. A lot of the people I talked to were happy to be there and got to experience something completely new. The people from Brown who worked were great. I can’t thank them enough.” - Jeanne Carhart - Associate Director of Atheltic Communications “We plan to bid again to host in two years and Brown will be our partner. We’ll be bidding this July and see no reason why the City of Providence wouldn’t be a host for the 2015 NCAA Men’s Hockey Regional.” - James Bennett ’79 Director of Economic Development for the City of Providence

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“The beauty of hosting a regional is that if you do qualify for the NCAA’s, you are automatically placed in that region. We are hosting this event with the goal of playing in it. We were close this year. We were one game away. It gives the guys a concrete goal moving forward and it’s a reality that they can play in the NCAA Tournament in front of their home fans.” - Brendan Whittet ’94 Head Men’s Hockey Coach

A Lifetime of Brown Hockey Bob Blackburn ’67, AM’68, P’98


The year 1963 was a memorable one for the United States with the assassination of President Kennedy, the famous “I Have A Dream” speech by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the release of first Beatles album in the U.S., “Please Please Me”. The winter of 1963 was also the first hockey game attended by Bob Blackburn ’67, AM’68, P’98. Blackburn has since attended 789 consecutive home games since his first experience with college hockey, a 3-2 Brown victory in overtime against rival Harvard on December 14, 1963. Blackburn saw two games as a freshman in 1963-64 and has been to every home game since. “I was blown away by college hockey. It was so exciting,” said Blackburn at the NCAA Regional hosted by Brown at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center on March 30 and 31 in Providence. “I was a fan of the NHL before I started at Brown, but college hockey was so much more exciting to me. These were my classmates out there, right in front of my eyes. I remember saying to myself, ‘This is the best sport around – college hockey.’ I was hooked.” While Blackburn has a personal streak with Brown hockey dating back 50 years, the Blackburn family has a legacy with Brown University that begins when Abraham Lincoln was elected as the first Republican President of the United States – According to Bob Blackburn, a member of the Blackburn family has attended Brown University each generation dating back to the 1860s. “My grandson has a Brown hat, Brown jacket and a Brown T-Shirt beneath his jacket,” said Blackburn. “He already knows all about Brown. We plan on keeping that tradition alive.” The men’s hockey team opens the 2013-14 season at the Liberty Hockey Invitational against Yale on October 25. While no one can guarantee a win in the season opener, the sure thing is betting on Bob Blackburn cheering on the Bears from Meehan Auditorium at the home opener on Friday, November 1 against Clarkson at 7:00 p.m. The Bears have an impressive schedule in 2013-14 with nonconference road games at Denver, Colorado College, New Hampshire and Providence College. Brown will also play host to Boston College at Meehan on Saturday, January 11 at 7:00 p.m. - Matt Lee


TRAVELING IN STYLE Brown University Sports Foundation

On The Road Again - In Style!

Golf, gymnastics, squash and tennis hit the road in a brand new Mercedes Sprinter van. When the Brown golf, gymnastics, squash and tennis squads hit the road this year, heads will turn. Not just because of the performance on the playing field, but the teams will be pulling up to the site of competition in a brand new Mercedes Sprinter van. The state of the art travel van was donated by Gerry Wang and secured by head coach of the men’s golf program, Mike Hughes. The Mercedes Sprinter van has seating for a driver and 11 passengers with storage for all the necessary equipment the Brown athletic programs will take from site to site. The van comes equipped with a wireless router for full internet access, a 32 inch flat screen television, a DVD player, iPad and iPod conversion capability, Sirius Satellite Radio, a Mercedes GPS system and five extra feet of loading space. The luxury van runs on clean diesel fuel and gets 23 MPG. - Matt Lee

“The students absolutely love the new travel van. The on-board Internet access allows them to do homework on the road and the navigation system helps us monitor traffic conditions. Coming home from our Princeton match, the team got to watch the Masters on the big screen TV. More than anything, this vehicle gives me, the parents, and Brown Athletics “peace of mind” because it is such a safe and sturdy vehicle.We are all so thankful for the generosity of the donor.”

- Mike Hughes, Men’s Golf Head Coach


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Brown Senior Gift Committee

Current seniors leave a lasting impact as they depart College Hill - By Sarah Sceery Last year with the help of volunteers, alumni, parents and friends, the Brown Sports Foundation had a record 5,862 donors. Of those donors, 134 came from the work of ‘soon to be alumni’, our current student-athletes. Each year, a representative from each sport joins the Brown Senior Gift Committee to inspire teammates, classmates, and friends to start a tradition of lifelong giving back to Brown. They work closely with the committee to fundraise for both the Brown Annual Fund and the Sports Foundation. This year, the Class of 2013 is striving to raise $25,000 from 1,013 seniors. In addition, the athletic teams are challenged by the Sports Foundation to reach 100% participation from all senior student-athletes. For each team that completes this challenge, through the generosity of an anonymous donor, the BUSF will give an additional $1,000 toward the team’s annual use goal! Last year, 24 teams and 84% of the senior athletes helped to reach this goal—providing an immediate impact for friends, teammates, coaches and athletics at Brown. Every year, the enthusiasm from student-athletes to support not only the Sports Foundation but Brown University is outstanding. Educating undergraduates about the BUSF and philanthropy at Brown is an important first step in their commitment to the University for years to come. Just like our volunteers, we count on their dedication, time and effort to begin giving back to programs that have inspired their futures in and out of the classroom.

What our current student-athletes have to say about giving back to Brown

(L to R) Adam Pelzer ’13, Jeremiah Oteh ’13, Ben Noury ’13, Jeff Izon ’13, Bobby Belair ’13

“I gave to Senior Gift because Brown has been such a special place for me, full of growth, excitement, and discovery. l’d like to give someone else the same opportunity to experience Brown and all the wonders it has to provide.” –Jeff Izon ’13, Football

“Being a member of the Senior Gift Comittee has been a great way to give back to a place that has given us so much. I tell people all the time that one of the best parts about being at Brown is that everyone here loves Brown. The committee supports so many of the programs that have shaped us, allowed us to flourish as students and athletes and is important to perpetuate the Brown experience. It’s not only about making my own gift back to Brown, but helping friends and teammates understand why we have had access to such great resources during our time here!” –Ellie Sharpe ’13, Equestrian

For more information on Senior Gift or ideas on how to engage our student athletes, please contact Sarah Sceery at or 401-863-6763.

“Brown is a place full of endless opportunities to learn, get involved, and meet bright, wonderful people. Volunteering with the Senior Gift committee has been a great way to express my gratitude and encourage my peers to reflect on their own experiences at Brown.” –Avery Nackman ’13, Fencing


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Erin Connors ’10 Women’s Ice Hockey Erin Connors ’10, a former Brown women’s ice hockey student-athlete, ran the Boston Marathon blindfolded on behalf of the National Braille Press. Prior to the marathon, Erin took time from training, working and earning her master’s degree in education from Harvard to talk to the Brown Bear Magazine about her plans to run one of the world’s largest races blindfolded. BBM: Why are you running the Boston Marathon blindfolded and why is this issue so important to you? EC: I am involved with a research team developing accessible navigation tools for the blind as a Clinical Research Senior Study Coordinator for The Laboratory for Visual Neuroplasticity at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. My experience working in the blind community has proven as inspiration not only in areas of research and academia but also in developing humanitarian outreach. In April 2012, I had the unique opportunity to run the BAA 5K road race blindfolded on behalf of the National Braille Press (NBP), in an effort to promote awareness and raise funds for the blind and visually impaired community. I have become extremely connected to the blind community and inspired by their abilities. I am now taking on the challenge to run the 2013 Boston Marathon blindfolded. BBM: How does one run a marathon blindfolded? Does your guide need to be able to run 26 miles as well or do they switch off? EC: On Marathon Monday, I will run blindfolded connected to a guide by a two foot tether. We will run the same course, at the same time, and under the same circumstances as the other runners in the marathon. The experience heightens awareness of the capabilities of all people when given the proper tools. I will have three guides throughout the course of the event, each doing a portion of the race.

April 15, 2013 The Brown University Sports Foundation, along with the rest of the Brown Community, were saddened to watch the tragic events unfold on Patriot’s Day in Boston. There were many Brown students, alumni and friends at the marathon and our thoughts and prayers are with all of those that suffered that day. We were happy to hear from Erin in the immediate days after the race that she was safe.

(L-R) Erin Connors ’10 with training partner Maggie Suprey ’11. BBM: How much money have you raised so far and what is it going toward? EC: So far I have raised over $5,200 for Team National Braille Press. Why? To give the gift of literacy to blind children and adults. Imagine if the only way you could learn was through listening; never being able to see how a word is spelled, where punctuation goes, sharing the experience of reading a story, or being able to write your thoughts down. National Braille Press believes that reading is not a privilege, but a right. I am raising money so that NBP can produce children’s books like Curious George or Diary of A Wimpy Kid in braille with tactile graphics; bank statements, restaurant menus, college textbooks, and high school science and math books. BBM: What do people need to know about “the blind community”? What are common misconceptions, etc that you are trying to dispel? What do you want people to learn from your efforts? EC: In taking on this challenge I hope to show people that being blind is not a barrier to success - that you don’t need your eyes to see what’s inside you. Mainly, I hope this challenge dispels myths created and believed by individuals who may have never met a blind person. Hopefully, this will demonstrate that with the right support and access to information, individuals living with blindness can reach any goal they can dream.

Erin (right) with her sister and guide, Meghan Connors, for the last 6.2 miles of the Boston Marathon.


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Thank You For Supporting Brown Athletics President Christina H. Paxson


ROTHMAN HEAD COACHING CHAIR Brown University Sports Foundation

(L-R) Lars Tiffany ’90 presents an honorary jersey to Tom Rothman ’76, P’11, P’13

Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse

Nearly 150 alumni, parents, friends and student-athletes gathered at the Providence Biltmore Hotel to dedicate the Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse on Friday, April 19. Honored were primary benefactor of the endowed chair Thomas E. Rothman ’76, P’11 ’13 and fellow lacrosse alumni donors Kenneth Fitzsimmons, Jr. ’68, P’13, John Keogh ’86, and Zachary ’95 and Lori Schreiber. The endowed chair serves to ensure a lasting legacy for the program that will exist in perpetuity to support the continued excellence of Brown Men’s Lacrosse. President Christina H. Paxson spoke at the celebration dinner, marveling at the passion and exuberance of the men’s lacrosse alumni, parents and student-athletes. Athletic Director Jack Hayes stressed the importance of an endowed coaching chair as a measure of respect, importance, and validation. “Endowing a coaching chair, in many ways, gets a benefit even beyond the economics,” said Rothman. “It puts a coaching position on the level of a professorship. There has been a wide amount of support. Ken Fitzsimmons, John Keogh and Zach Schreiber all contributed mightily. That group effort really elevates the position overall. It also supports the larger athletics initiative, showing that our sports are here to stay and are a major part of the University.” Lars Tiffany ’90 is the recipient of the inaugural chair. “I am truly humbled to be the first recipient of this prestigious honor,” he said. “Endowing the coaching position is a statement by the alumni that they are 100% behind us. Our alumni will do everything they can to ensure that the men’s lacrosse program is the best it can be.” Left: Head Coach Lars Tiffany ’90 (right) presented Kenneth Fitzsimmons, Jr. ’68, P’13 with a replica medallion.


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Athletic Endowment Opportunities ENDOW AN ENTIRE PROGRAM • $3 MILLION+

Endowing a sport will provide for programmatic needs in perpetuity and, more importantly, will ensure that all future dollars given to that sport will be directed toward program enhancements.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S CHAIR • $3 MILLION Lacrosse alumni burst into song during the celebration dinner, led by (L-R) Marc Silverstein ’74, P ’12, ’13, John Magladery ’73, Brad Buxton ’75, Stephan Russo ’73, P ’11, and Jeff Wagner ’73, P’13.

Endowed Coaching Positions at Brown Endowed Chairs help ensure the financial sustainability of the 37 varsity and club sports at the University by providing reliable, recurring revenue streams. The Brown athletic programs use this financial security to increase revenue distribution into program enhancements, rather than necessary budget allocations.


Coaches are central to the athletic and educational experience of our student-athletes. Brown coaches are outstanding educators who mold their students into young adults, teaching them athletic and life skills in equal proportion. As with academic chairs, endowed coaching positions provide the resources and prestige that allows Brown to attract and retain the best coaches and educators in the nation. The following athletic programs have endowed coaching chairs at Brown University. • The Alden-Rothenberg Head Coach of Track & Field/Cross Country • The Elizabeth F. Turner ’98 Head Coach of Women’s Basketball • The Ollie ’50 and Kay Patrell Head Coach of Men’s Swimming and Diving • The Mary Ann Lippitt Head Coach of Women’s Swimming and Diving • The Friends of Men’s Soccer Head Coach • Head Coaching Chair of Baseball • Head Coaching Chair of Men’s Crew • Broadbent Family Head Coaching Chair of Squash Racquets • Rothman Head Coaching Chair for Men’s Lacrosse • The Steel Family Assistant Coach of Squash • The “Gratitude” Assistant Coach of Women’s Crew

The Athletic Director is one of the most prominent roles at Brown and in intercollegiate athletics. Endowing the position will help secure our program’s future, pursue a course of excellence, and educate tomorrow’s leaders.

HEAD COACHING CHAIRS AND ASSISTANT COACHING CHAIRS • $500,000 - $3 MILLION Dedicated coaches enable nearly 1,000 studentathletes to achieve their competitive best and beyond. Endowing a coaching position helps the University support and retain these elite individuals.


Keeping up with the critical needs of our athletic teams is a constant challenge: strained budgets can often only fund the bare necessities. Endowed funds to support team travel, equipment purchases, facilities, recruitment, or the matching of financial aid awards will forge new avenues for the program’s future success.

• For more information on athletic endowments, contact the BUSF staff at 401-863-1900

John Keogh ’86 with his daughter Amanda and his wife Lauren.


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Weekend Photos

The men’s lacrosse alumni spent the weekend in Providence, starting with the golf outing on Friday and closing with the senior celebration and BBQ Saturday evening following the varsity game against Cornell.

(L-R) Jimmy Mormile ’02, Richard and Kathleen Mormile P’02, ’02, and Richard Mormile ’02 at the Providence Biltmore. Jimmy was a member of the Team of the Decade.

(L-R) Sam Iserson ’88, Assistant Lacrosse Coach Kip Turner, Anthony Grosso P’02, Matt Grosso ’02, Craig Linden ’73, Angelo LoBosco ’81, Robert Gutheil ’94, Jeffrey Iserson ’94 at the golf outing.

(L-R) Don Singewald ’71, Nancy and Frank Scofield ’69 at the Alumni Lunch on Ittleson Quad on Saturday afternoon.

(L-R) Matt Grosso ’02, Craig Linden ’83, Michael Monfett ’01 at the celebration dinner on Friday night.


The men’s lacrosse alumni game ended in a 5-5 tie on Meister-Kavan Field.


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Brown Athletics - A Commitment to the City of Providence Coaches and student-athletes took part in reading week at local elementary schools Nearly 100 student-athletes and coaches volunteered their time at various elementary schools over the course of the weeklong event from April 8-12. At Vartan Gregorian Elementary School, the coaches paraded through the school’s hallways with their fifth-grade guides and Bruno, the school’s mascot, to rousing applause from the children lining their route. “Brown Athletics is committed to the success of the Providence community,” said Jack Hayes, Brown’s Director of Athletics, “and over the years, our student-athletes have played an important role in complementing the educational efforts of the city’s school system. Brown student-athletes and coaches enjoy reaching out as role models to the school children and trying to influence their lives in a positive manner.” “It’s great to be active in the community,” said Softball Head Coach Katie Flynn. “It’s a treat for the kids, but also for us and the students. To see the kids cheering and being excited when we walk around the school is a lot of fun.”


Men’s Lacrosse Head Coach Lars Tiffany ’90 (Top Left) and Track and Field Assistant Coach Darcy Wilson (Top Right) read to classes at the Vartan Gregorian School in Providence during Reading Week.

“As student-athletes at Brown, we have an unbelieveable platform, it’s a responsibility, but a really fun responsibility, to give back and spend time with these kids.” - Ryan McDuff ’13 (Left - Men’s Soccer). (Right) Sarah Presant ’14 - Women’s Water Polo Brown Bear Magazine



TOM CATENA M.D. ’86 - BROWN FOOTBALL Brown University Sports Foundation

L-R: Brown alumni who have been honored by the IFA; Tom Catena M.D. ’86, Paul Choquette ’60, P’88, P’97, Steve Jordan ’82, Augustus A. White ’57, P’98

Tom Catena M.D. ’86 Honored at the Ivy Football Association Dinner - by Gordon Morton ’93 - This story first appeared in the Brown Alumni Magazine The bombs didn’t stop, not even on Christmas night, when they fell less than two miles away. At Mother of Mercy Hospital in the village of Gidel in Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, Christian missionary Tom Catena M.D. ’86 kept working. As the only medical doctor at the only hospital in the entire region, he had little choice. A war over oil had broken out in 2011 between Sudan and South Sudan, and Catena found himself in the middle of it. “When the fighting started, almost all of the expatriates that were here left,” Catena says. “For me, I think the initial thought was that in good conscience I can’t leave the hospital. I was the only doctor here. I’m still the only doctor, pretty much for all of the Nuba Mountains. For me, it was fairly simple. I could not live with myself if I just packed up and left the place and left all the people here in that situation.” During the evacuation, Catena’s nurse anesthetist left. So did his lab technician and pharmacist. “Anybody that had any

training was taking off,” Catena says. “I thought, ‘Let me just stay around, and I will do my best.’” Two nuns stayed behind to help him. Meanwhile victims from the bombings streamed to the hospital. Catena, whom other doctors have praised as a modernday Albert Schweitzer, praised the local Nuba people, who helped to pick up the slack. Although they had little formal education, they became Catena’s nurses, assisting him as he performed surgery. He says he probably performs more than a thousand operations a year at the hospital. “People survived, much to our disbelief,” he says. “That gave us confidence, and we kept going.” For Catena, who lives with his staff in a concrete building near the hospital, a typical day starts at 6:30 with morning Mass. He begins rounds at 7:30. The hospital has 300 beds, but sometimes there are so many patients they must sleep two or three to a bed. On some days there is no water; on others,

The Catena Family: (L-R) John Catena, Gene Catena P’86, Tom Catena M.D. ’86, Nancy Catena P’86, Cornelio Catena, Felix Catena, Fr. Paul Catena and Ann Catena at the IFA Induction Dinner. Not pictured is Tom’s brother Gene.



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no electricity. “You get worn out,” he says. “You get tired. You get frustrated.” Catena remains on call throughout the night. With no administrative staff, he also uses the evenings to order supplies and keep patient records up-to-date. Despite the fatigue and the stress, he persists. “Some days are better than others,” he says. “I enjoy the work, but some days it is drudgery. Whether terrible things happen or whether we are in danger or there is no food, the idea is we are here to serve. It is as simple as that.” Catena’s Christian faith was apparent even at Brown, where Campus Crusade for Christ director Kent Dahlberg was a mentor and spiritual teacher. A mechanical engineering concentrator, Catena excelled academically and was a Rhodes Scholar candidate. He was also a good athlete, an Associated Press honorable mention AllAmerican football player and a first-team All-Ivy pick as a defensive lineman. As a senior in 1985, he helped the Brown defense post shutouts in four of its seven Ivy League contests. His nickname was Catman. “Quite simply, he’s the nicest, most unselfish person I know,” says George Reilly ’87, Catena’s teammate and fraternity brother. “In college he was my spiritual mentor, my super-tough teammate, my big brother, my comic relief. He led a Bible study in our fraternity and always led by example. He walked the walk.” Teammate Ted Moskala ’86 recalls that Catena was small for a defensive lineman. “But he was strong, and he was extremely quick,” he adds. Against a powerful Rhode Island team, Catena sacked Ram quarterback Tom Ehrhardt for a safety to lead Brown to a 32–27 upset win. On senior day in his final home game, he registered three sacks as Brown blanked Columbia, 34–0. “If you could combine Mother Teresa and Mean Joe Greene,” says Reilly, “you’d get Catman. He makes us all want to be better people. I tell my three daughters stories about him because he epitomized what a student-athlete is all about.” The Ivy Football Association recognized Catena for his selflessness at its annual New York City dinner on February 7. After Brown, Catena felt called to missionary work. Realizing that in the mid-1980s opportunities for someone with his training were limited, he decided to go to medical school at Duke on a U.S. Navy scholarship. “I’ve always had an interest in other people and cultures,” he says, “and I felt called to use my abilities to serve “Here’s a scholar-athlete, a Rhodes those people.” Scholar candidate, an All-Ivy and It was during his fourth year at Duke that he went on his first mission to Kenya. All-American football player, who If he had any doubts about what he wanted to do with the rest of his life, they had the world at his doorstep. vanished in Kenya. His two months there, he says, “sort of cemented my belief. For However, his calling is from a me it was such exciting work: you got to do all kinds of different things medically. higher power. Putting aside his You were dealing with a population that had very little access to health care. For own self interests, he chose to me this was what medicine was about.” After graduating, he completed his navy commitment and did a postgraduate forego the promise of a lucrative residency in Indiana. “During that time I was, of course, still interested in doing medical practice to devote his mission work,” he says, “so I was looking for organizations that would sponsor life to serving mankind as a doctors, and I came across the Catholic Medical Mission Board.” missionary physician. Only God He spent a month in Guyana, which was followed by another month in knows how many thousands of Honduras. When he finished his residency in 1999, he decided to continue people wouldn’t be alive today had volunteering with the Catholic Medical Mission Board and spent two years in it not been for Tom Catena.” rural Kenya at Mutoma Hospital. He then volunteered for the next six years at St. Mary’s Hospital in Nairobi before helping establish the Mother of Mercy Hospital - Jerry Massa ’77, Brown in southern Sudan in 2007. Football Association President The hospital’s resources were strained from the start, as victims of fighting in Darfur and, later, central and southern Sudan arrived seeking medical care. Catena twice contracted malaria in the months after the hospital opened, and he lost fifty pounds. Catena can’t imagine leaving the country. “I’d like to stay here long term, God willing,” he says, “although I realize that this place is unstable and the situation could change any day. My plan is to stay as long as it takes to make the hospital a stable institution.” Does he ever fear for his life? “Yes, there have been times when I thought maybe the end was coming near,” Catena says. “Despite this, I think when it’s our time to leave this earth, it’s just our time to go and not to worry about it so much. Let me do what I can while I’m still here.”


IVY LEAGUE’S FINEST - GYMNASTICS Brown University Sports Foundation

Brown Gymnastics - Our Team. Our Terms. Our Time.

The women’s gymnastics team won the Ivy Classic for the first time since 1990 and advanced to the USAG Collegiate Nationals for the first time in program history. - By Senior Gymnast Lauren Hall ’13 My first year at Brown University, I and four other freshmen had no idea what to expect from the gymnastics program, but we were excited to find out. The team was smaller back then, just twelve members, with two unable to compete due to injury. We started our season with a 182.825 and did not break a 190.0 the entire season. Three years later, the team had still not captured the Ivy Classic and we had missed qualifying to USAG Nationals by a slim margin each year.

With only a few days until the Ivy Classic, we got back into the gym and focused on our goals for Ivy’s. The day of the meet came, and the energy was high. We competed like we never had before and finally earned the title of Ivy

Three weeks later, we found out we had qualified to USAG Nationals. The competition was fierce, but after fighting through the preliminary competition at Nationals, we qualified into the final round by just one tenth of a point. We had one more chance to let everyone know we deserved to be there, and we did just that. We left the floor with our second highest score of the season. I have never been so proud of our team.

Coach’s Corner “The seniors were the heart of this team and offered incredible leadership. They built so much success throughout their four years here at Brown. It is so fulfilling to have them leave their legacy as Ivy Champions and as the first team in the history of the program to qualify to USAG Collegiate Nationals and to Team Finals.” - Head Coach Sara Carver-Milne


The senior class designated “Our Team. Our Terms. Our Time.” as the slogan for our final year, and we meant it. The Bears began the 2013 season with a 192.225, which was almost ten points higher than four years before. We made a statement and we needed to keep it going. We successfully scored just below 192.0 in the following two competitions and soon were off to California for back-to-back competitions. However, we were not invincible. We returned home with two scores below 190.0, but with the determination to not slip backwards any further from our phenomenal start.

Classic Champions. It was an incredible moment, tears were streaming and everyone took the time to let it sink in. The season was not over, however, and we were back in the gym a few days later training for postseason.


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It’s A Block Party! Freshman Big Man Sets Brown record

Cedric Kuakumensah ’16 Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year Cedric Kuakumensah ’16 stands at 6-foot-8 and an athletic 235 pounds. At the last measurement taken three years ago, his wing span stretched 87 inches (he’s sure it’s much longer now). To put that in perspective, that’s twice the height of the average second grader at Wheeler School in Providence. A native of Lome, Togo, located on the western coast of Africa between Ghana and Benin; Kuakumensah moved to Worcester, MA at the age of three and later attended St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, RI. A defensive-minded center, when asked for a comparison to a current NBA player, Kuakumensah thought it over, chuckled and replied with a huge grin, “a much less athletic Serge Ibaka.” Ibaka, a starting forward for the Oklahoma City Thunder, has led the NBA in blocked shots the past two years and hails from the western coast of Africa in Brazzaville, Congo. The Congo is located roughly 2,000 miles southeast of Togo. Kuakumensah has spent almost his entire life in the United States but still stays connected with members of his family 5,000 miles away. He hopes to head back to Togo soon after graduation. “The summers are so busy, I’m doing so much,” said Kuakumensah, “I still have plenty of family over there and I haven’t been back in seven years or so.” Kuakumensah burst onto the Ivy League basketball scene this past season as a freshman forward to tally a school-record and Ivy League season-high 66 blocks. He averaged 6.9 points per game and pulled down 209 rebounds for an Ivy League-leading 7.5 rebounding average.


An impact season in Providence earned Kuakumensah Defensive Player of the Year honors from the Ivy League, becoming the first freshman in league history to take home the prestigious honor. An obvious force on the defensive side, Kuakumensah still has room to improve. “I have to work on my offensive game. That’s my main focus,” said Kuakumensah, “I can hit some hooks and when I’m really feeling it I’ll take a few jumpers. The goal is to be a reliable option for the offense next year.” Growing up in Worcester, Kuakumensah had heard of Brown, but never really gave the school much thought until attending St. Andrew’s. Michael Hart, St. Andrew’s athletic director and head coach of the men’s basketball team, should garner some of the credit for Kuakumensah landing on College Hill.

“Coach Hart kept pushing Ivy League schools for all of us, but I didn’t really think too much of it,” said Kuakumensah, “It didn’t become a real option for me until my junior year when I started hearing from coaches and I thought, why not?” This past season, the Bears finished at 13-15 (7-7, Fourth Ivy League) but closed the season with wins in four of the last five games, including a convincing 80-67 victory in Providence over Princeton that knocked the Tigers from first place in the Ivy League and out of the NCAA Tournament. Brown also took down cross-city rival Providence College, 69-68, in a thrilling come-from-behind victory at the Pizzitola Sports Center on December 28. This marked the first meeting on Brown’s campus between the two teams since November 30, 1982. The two teams usually compete at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center, PC’s home court. As the Bears begin to prepare for the second season under Head Coach Mike Martin ’04, big things can be expected from the towering big man on College Hill. - Matt Lee

Coach’s Corner “As good of a player as he is, he’s an even better person. He’s extremely humble, has great work ethic, and is a very caring person. He’s mature beyond his years and that allowed him to gain everyone’s respect right away. I think the sky is the limit for Cedric if he can continue to develop offensively. He needs to continue to work on his ability to score in the low post and also extend his shooting range. If he can do that, our team will be that much better.” - Head Coach Mike Martin ’04


Brown University Sports Foundation WINTER AND SPRING RESULTS Baseball

Date Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 30 Mar. 31 Apr. 4 Apr. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 10 Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 17

Event Result at LSU L, 4-3 vs. Nicholls St. (@ LSU) W, 5-4 (12) at LSU L, 7-1 vs. Nicholls St. (@ LSU) L, 4-1 at Auburn L, 9-4 at Auburn L, 6-0 at Auburn L, 6-3 at Washington St. L, 8-2 at Washington St. L, 14-0 at Washington St. L, 20-1 at Washington L, 3-1 at Gonzaga W, 6-3 at Gonzaga L, 6-5 at Cornell* L, 6-1 at Cornell* L, 4-1 at Princeton* L, 3-1 at Princeton* L, 3-1 Bryant L, 11-4 Penn* W, 9-0 Penn* L, 9-5 Columbia* L, 2-0 Columbia* L, 13-4 Connecticut L, 11-6 at Dartmouth* L, 2-0 at Dartmouth* L, 11-3 at Dartmouth* L, 7-0 at Dartmouth* L, 7-2 at Holy Cross L, 7-0 at Holy Cross L, 1-0

Apr. 20 Apr. 21 Apr. 26 Apr. 27 May 1 May 2

Harvard* Harvard* Harvard* Harvard* at Yale* at Yale* Yale* Yale Marist Marist Rhode Island

L, 12-10 W, 14-2 L, 4-2 W, 4-2 L, 4-3 L, 9-3 L, 3-1 L, 7-2 W, 4-3 W, 10-7 L, 5-2

Date Nov. 11 Nov. 15 Nov. 17 Nov. 24 Nov. 29 Dec. 1 Dec. 8 Dec. 23 Dec. 28 Dec. 31 Jan. 4 Jan. 8 Jan. 12 Jan. 19 Jan. 26 Feb. 1 Feb. 2 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 8 Mar. 9

Opponent Result at Binghamton University W, 58-49 at Central Connecticut L, 86-71 at Maine W, 70-68 St. Francis L, 76-72 OT Sacred Heart W, 69-56 at New Hampshire L, 63-50 at Notre Dame L, 84-57 at Northwestern L, 63-42 Providence College W, 69-68 at Albany L, 57-50 at Rhode Island L, 59-47 Niagara W, 75-74 OT Daniel Webster W, 71-34 Yale* L, 65-51 at Yale* L, 76-64 OT at Dartmouth * W, 62-50 at Harvard* L, 89-82 2OT at Princeton* L, 63-46 at Penn* L, 71-48 Columbia* W, 58-55 Cornell* L, 69-66 Harvard* L, 65-47 Dartmouth* W, 59-50 at Cornell* W, 84-65 at Columbia* W, 61-58 Penn L, 66-64 Princeton* W, 80-67

Date Nov. 10 Nov. 13 Nov. 17 Nov. 21 Nov. 24 Nov. 28 Dec. 1 Dec. 2 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Jan. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 8 Jan. 15 Jan. 19 Jan. 25

Opponent Result St. Peter’s W, 82-48 at Fairfield L, 49-34 at Vermont L, 66-56 at Rhode Island W, 55-51 at Pittsburgh L, 58-57 Bryant L, 81-58 Rider L, 57-47 New Hampshire W, 50-43 at Maryland L, 76-36 vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (@ Maryland) W, 57-46 Army W, 48-45 at Lafayette L, 56-32 at Holy Cross L, 83-66 NJIT W, 53-51 at Yale* W, 68-67 Yale* L, 59-47

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Lauren Clarke ’14 led the Bears in scoring, assists and free throw percentage.

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Dartmouth* Harvard* Princeton* Penn* at Columbia* at Cornell* at Harvard* at Dartmouth* Cornell* Columbia* at Penn* at Princeton*

L, 49-41 L, 68-58 L, 68-37 L, 65-48 L, 62-51 L, 60-58 L, 77-71 W, 59-39 W, 58-51 L, 58-55 L, 60-48 L, 80-51

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Date Event Result Mar. 29 Yale* Freshman Eight 1st/3 nd Varsity Four 2 & 3rd/3 Second Varsity Eight 1st/2 Varsity Eight 1st/2 Mar. 30 Boston University* Second Freshmen Eight 2nd/2 Freshmen Eight 1st/2 Third Varsity Eight 1st/2 Second Varsity Eight 1st/2 Varsity Eight 1st/2 Apr. 6 at University of Washington Second Freshmen Eight 2nd/2 Freshmen Eight 2nd/2 Second Varsity Eight 3rd/3 Varsity Eight 2nd/2 Apr. 13 at Harvard* Fourth Varsity/Second Freshmen 2nd/2 Third Varsity/Second Freshmen 1st/2 Freshmen Eight 1st/2 Second Varsity Eight 2nd/2 Varsity Eight 2nd/2 Apr. 20 Northeastern Varsity Four 2nd/2 Third Varsity Eight 1st/2 Second Varsity Eight 1st & 2nd/3 Varsity Eight 2nd/2 Apr. 27 at Dartmouth* Varsity Four 1st/2 Third Varsity Eight 1st/2 st Second Varsity Eight 1 & 2nd/3 Varsity Eight 1st/2 May 4 at Princeton* Fourth Varsity Eight 2nd/2 Third Varsity Eight 2nd/2 Second Varsity Eight 2nd & 3rd/3 Varsity Eight 1st/2 May 19 EARC Sprints (@ Worcester, MA) May 31-June 2 IRA Regatta (@ Sacramento, CA)

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Second Varsity Eight Varsity Eight Apr. 6 at Radcliffe Varsity Four Third Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Eight Apr. 13 URI Varsity Four Third Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight First Varsity Eight Apr. 27 Cornell & Columbia* Varsity Four B Varsity Four A Third Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Eight Apr. 29 at Yale* Varsity Four B Varsity Four Third Varsity Eight Second Varsity Eight Varsity Eight May 5 Eastern Sprints (@ Camden, NJ) Varsity Four B Varsity Four Second Varsity Eight Varsity Eight May 19 Ivy Championships (Camden, NJ) May 31-June 2 NCAA Championships (Indianapolis, IN)

3rd/3 3rd/3 1st & 4th/4 1st/2 2nd/2 1st/2 1st & 4th/5 1st/2 1st/2 1st/2

Women’s Crew Date Mar. 30

Event Result at Princeton & Ohio State* Varsity Four B 3rd/3 Varsity Four 1st/3 Third Varsity Eight 2nd/4


Emily Lutfey ’13 earned Second Team All-America honors at the USAG College Nationals.

3rd/3 1st/3 1st/2 1st/3 2nd/3 2nd/2 1st/2 1st/2 2nd/2 2nd/2 1st/6 1st/6 1st/6 2nd/6


WINTER AND SPRING RESULTS Brown University Sports Foundation Equestrian

Date Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 23 Apr. 6 Apr. 13 May 2-5

Event/Show Result Holy Cross Show 1st/4 Johnson & Wales Show 3rd/4 Regional Show (@ Gales Ferry, CT) Ind. Results Zone Championships (@ South Hadley, MA) Ind. Results Ivy League Show (@ Dartmouth) 3rd/55 National Show (@Harrisburg, PA) Ind. Results


Women’s Results MIT W, 19-8 Johns Hopkins W, 18-9 St. John’s L, 22-5 North Carolina L, 14-13 Jan. 26 NFC No. 2 Men’s Results Vassar W, 26-1 Boston College W, 21-6 Dartmouth W, 21-6 Tufts W, 21-6 MIT W, 19-8 Brandeis W, 19-8 Women’s Results Smith W, 23-4 Brandeis W, 22-5 Vassar W, 22-5 Tufts W, 22-5 Dartmouth W, 19-8 MIT W, 19-8 Feb. 3 Eric Sollee Inviational (@ MIT) Ind. Results Mar. 2-3 Ivy League Championship* Men - Sixth Women - Fourth Mar. 10 Regional Championship (@ St. John’s) Ind. Results Mar. 21-24 NCAA Championships (@ San Antonio) Men - 10th

Date Event Result Nov. 3 Big One (@Smith) Men - First Place Women - First Place Nov. 17 NFC No. 1 (@MIT) Men’s Results Boston University W, 24-3 New Hampshire W, 26-1 University of Massachusetts W, 20-7 Sacred Heart L, 14-13 Women’s Results Boston University W, 22-5 New Hampshire W, 24-3 Wellesley W, 23-4 University of Massachusetts W, 24-3 Sacred Heart W, 14-13 Dec. 2 at Brandeis Invitational Men’s Results Johns Hopkins W, 17-10 Date Event Place/Points MIT W, 17-10 Jan. 20 Bridgeport/RIC/Wilson College/URI Club 2nd/192.225 North Carolina W, 18-9 Jan. 26 New Hampshire/Yale (@ UNH) 2nd/191.750 St. John’s L, 17-1 Feb. 2 Rutgers/Pittsburgh/Southern Conn. (@ Rutgers) 3rd/191.850 Feb. 15 San Jose State/Utah State (@ SJSU) 3rd/189.900 Feb. 18 Berkeley/San Jose State (@ Berkeley) 3rd/189.350 Feb. 23 Yale/Cornell/Penn (@ Yale) Ivy Classic 1st/193.925 Nicole Abdo ’13 Mar. 2 New Hampshire/Yale/Towson (@ Towson) 3rd/191.850 Mar. 10 Southern Conn./Cornell/West Chester (@ SCSU) 1st/192.000 Mar. 12 Bridgeport/Yale/URI Club 3rd/191.625 Mar. 17 George Washington/Towson/Maryland (@ GWU) 4th/191.550 Mar. 23 ECAC Championships (@ Cornell) 6th/191.500 Apr. 12 USAG Collegiate Nationals (@ Shreveport, La.) 4th/193.575 Date Opponent Result Oct. 26 Princeton W, 2-1 Oct. 27 Dartmouth L, 4-0 Nov. 2 at Harvard* L, 3-2 Nov. 3 at Dartmouth* L, 2-1 Nov. 9 St. Lawrence* T, 3-3 OT Nov. 10 Clarkson* T, 3-3 OT Nov. 17 Army W, 3-0 Nov. 24 Providence (27th Annual Mayor’s Cup) L, 7-0 Nov. 25 Holy Cross W, 3-2 Dec. 1 at Yale* L, 4-3 Dec. 7 Union* T, 3-3 OT Dec. 8 Rensselaer* T, 2-2 OT Dec. 29 vs. Minn. St. Mankato (@ Connecticut) L, 3-1 Dec. 30 vs. American International (@ Connecticut) W, 7-2


Men’s Hockey

Gymnastics advanced to USAG Collegiate Nationals for the first time in program history.

Jan. 2 Jan. 11 Jan. 12

Russian Red Stars at Clarkson* at St. Lawrence*

W, 7-1 W, 3-2 L, 3-2


WINTER AND SPRING RESULTS Jan. 18 Jan. 19 Jan. 25 Jan. 26 Feb. 1 Feb. 2 Feb. 12 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 17 Mar. 22 Mar. 23

Dartmouth* L, 4-2 Harvard* W, 5-2 at Colgate* L, 2-1 at Cornell* W, 3-0 Quinnipiac* T, 1-1 Princeton* W, 5-1 Yale* W, 1-0 at Rensselaer* L, 5-1 at Union* L, 2-0 at Princeton* W, 4-1 at Quinnipiac* T, 3-3 OT Cornell* L, 4-1 Colgate* W, 5-1 Clarkson (ECAC First Round) W, 3-0 Clarkson (ECAC First Round) W, 4-3 at Rensselaer (ECAC Quarterfinals) W, 3-1 at Rensselaer (ECAC Quarterfinals) L, 6-2 at Rensselaer (ECAC Quarterfinals) W, 3-2 vs. Quinnipiac (ECAC Semifinals - Atlantic City, N.J.) W, 4-0 vs. Union (ECAC Semifinals - Atlantic City, N.J.) L, 3-1


Women’s Hockey Date Opponent Oct. 13 at Princeton* Oct. 14 Toronto Junior Aeros (Exhibition) Oct. 26 at Cornell* Oct. 27 at Colgate* Nov. 2 Harvard* Nov. 3 Dartmouth* Nov. 9 at St. Lawrence* Nov. 10 at Clarkson* Nov. 16 RIT Nov. 17 RIT Nov. 23 Providence Nov. 30 at University of Montreal (Exhibition) Dec. 1 at McGill (Exhibition) Dec. 7 at Rensselaer* Dec. 8 at Union* Jan. 5 Maine Jan. 6 Maine Jan. 11 Clarkson* Jan. 12 St. Lawrence* Jan. 17 at Yale* Jan. 19 Yale* Jan. 25 Colgate* Jan. 26 Cornell* Feb. 1 at Quinnipiac* Feb. 2 at Princeton* Feb. 8 at Dartmouth* Feb. 15 Union* Feb. 16 Rensselaer* Feb. 19 at Harvard* Feb. 22 Princeton* Feb. 23 Quinnipiac*

Result L, 4-2 W, 3-1 L, 2-0 W, 4-1 L, 3-0 L, 1-0 L, 4-1 L, 2-1 L, 2-0 L, 2-1 T, 2-2 OT W, 4-1 L, 3-1 L, 3-0 W, 1-0 L, 4-2 W, 6-5 L, 2-1 L, 4-3 L, 3-2 W, 2-1 L, 4-3 L, 4-2 L, 5-0 L, 6-1 L, 2-0 W, 2-1 W, 5-2 L, 5-2 L, 2-1 L, 4-0

Mar. 9 Mar. 16 Mar. 24 Mar. 27 Mar. 30 Apr. 6 Apr. 12 Apr. 16 Apr. 20 Apr. 23 Apr. 27

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St. Joseph’s Harvard* at High Point at North Carolina at Princeton* Penn* at Yale* at Providence Cornell* at Bryant at Dartmouth*


W, 17-9 W, 11-9 W, 21-8 L, 18-12 L, 15-8 L, 10-3 L, 11-8 W, 7-6 L, 13-7 W, 8-7 W, 8-7 3OT

Women’s Lacrosse

Date Feb. 23 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 9 Mar. 12 Mar. 15 Mar. 22 Mar. 26 Mar. 30 Apr. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 12 Apr. 14 Apr. 20 Apr. 27

Event Result at George Mason W, 15-10 Columbia* W, 11-10 3OT Manhattan W, 10-4 at Princeton* L, 18-11 Holy Cross W, 13-4 Quinnipiac W, 16-7 Southern California W, 9-8 2OT St. Mary’s W, 14-3 at Dartmouth* L, 8-7 Harvard* W, 15-9 Bryant W, 12-9 at Cornell* L, 9-7 Boston College L, 15-12 Penn* L, 10-7 Yale* L, 10-8

Men’s Lacrosse Date Feb. 23 Mar. 2 Mar. 6

Event Result Quinnipiac L, 9-7 at Massachusetts W, 9-8 OT at Hartford W, 14-4

Alena Polenska ’13 served as captain for Brown this season as well as for the Czech Republic Senior National Team.


WINTER AND SPRING RESULTS Brown University Sports Foundation

Skiing Date Opponent Jan. 11-12 Castleton Carnival Pico Mountain, Vt. (S) Jan. 18-19 Brown Carnival Gunstock Mountain (GS) Blackwater Ski Area (S) Jan 26-27 Clarkson Carnival Whiteface Ski Area, NY (GS) Feb. 2-3 St. Anselm Carnival Crotched Mountain, NH (S/GS) Feb. 16-17 UConn Carnival (S/GS) Feb. 23-24 USCSA ECSC Regionals Sugarloaf, ME (S/GS) Mar. 4-9 USCSA Nationals Sun Valley, Idaho (S) Sun Valley, Idaho (GS)

1st/9 1st/9 1st/9 1st/9 1st/9 1st/9 1st/9 6th/18 Overall 4th/18 7th/18

Softball Event Result vs. Neb.-Omaha (@ Colorado St.) L, 9-3 at Colorado St. L, 4-0 vs. Washington (@ Colorado St.) L, 11-0 (5) vs. Bradley (@ Colorado St.) L, 2-1 vs. Neb.-Omaha (@ Colorado St.) L, 13-0 (5) at Towson W, 2-1 at Towson L, 9-1 (5) vs. Lafayette (@ Towson) W, 3-1 vs. Morgan St. (@ Towson) W, 3-2 vs. Lafayette (@ Deleware St.) W, 5-1 vs. Colgate (@ Deleware St.) L, 3-2 (8) at Delware St. W, 3-1 vs. Lafayette (@ Deleware St.) W, 10-4 vs. Colgate (@ Deleware St.) L, 4-3 at Princeton* L, 8-0 at Princeton* L, 5-0 at Cornell* L, 8-5 at Cornell* L, 9-6 at Bryant L, 10-1 Columbia* L, 12-1 Columbia* W, 5-1 Penn* L, 7-1 Penn* L, 6-4 Rhode Island L, 2-0 Rhode Island L, 4-0 at Dartmouth* L, 5-1 at Dartmouth* L, 10-0 at Dartmouth* L, 5-0 at Dartmouth* L, 9-1 Harvard* L, 4-0 Harvard* L, 3-1 Harvard* L, 6-2 Harvard* W, 5-4 Bryant L, 8-3 at Yale* W, 8-1 at Yale L, 5-2 Yale* W, 9-8 Yale* L, 12-2

Jack Blasberg ’16

Squash Date Opponent Result Nov. 18 vs. Wesleyan (@ MIT) Men W, 6-3 Women W, 9-0 at MIT (Men) W, 9-0 vs. Wellesley (Women) W, 9-0 Dec. 1 Colby Men W, 9-0 Women W, 9-0 Conn. College Men W, 9-0 Women W, 9-0 Jan. 12 at Columbia* Men L, 8-1 Women W, 6-3 Jan. 13 at Cornell* Men L, 9-0 Women L, 9-0 Jan. 16 at Western Ontario Men L, 8-1 Women W, 7-2 Jan. 22 at Amherst Men W, 7-2 Women W, 9-0 Jan. 25 at Williams Men L, 7-2 Women W, 5-4 Jan. 27 Bates Men W, 5-4 Women W, 7-2 Bowdoin Men L, 5-4 Women W, 9-0 Feb. 2 Penn* Men L, 6-3 Women L, 8-1 Feb. 3 Princeton* Men L, 9-0 Women L, 9-0 George Washington Men W, 6-3


Date Mar. 1 Mar. 2 Mar. 3 Mar. 8 Mar. 9 Mar. 10 Mar. 22 Mar. 23 Mar. 24 Mar. 30 Mar. 31 Apr. 1 Apr. 4 Apr. 5 Apr. 6 Apr. 9 Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 20 Apr. 21 Apr. 24 Apr. 26 Apr. 27


WINTER AND SPRING RESULTS Feb. 6 Feb. 7 Feb. 10 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 22 Feb. 23 Feb. 24 Mar. 1-3

Women at Yale* Men Women Harvard* Men Women at Dartmouth* Men Women vs. Princeton (@ Yale) CSA Team Championships - Women at Yale vs. Stanford (@ Yale) CSA Team Championships - Women vs. Dartmouth (@ Yale) CSA Team Championships - Men vs. Penn (@ Yale) CSA Team Championships - Men vs. Navy (@ Yale) CSA Team Championships - Men CSA Individual Championships (@ Trinity)

Swimming and Diving

W, 7-2 L, 9-0 L, 9-0 L, 9-0 L, 9-0 W, 6-3 W, 7-2 L, 9-0 L, 9-0 L, 9-0 L, 8-1 L, 7-2 L, 7-2

Date Opponent Score Nov. 9 at Boston University Men W, 162-38 Women W, 152-148 Nov. 10 University of Massachusetts Men W, 172-26 Women W, 172-126 Nov. 30-Dec. 2 Brown Invitational Men Fourth Place Women Third Place Dec. 2 Princeton* Men L, 215-84 Women L, 198-101 Dec. 2 Dartmouth* Men L, 175-125 Women W, 166-134 Jan. 5 at Providence College Men W, 111-84 Women 129-91 Jan. 17 Harvard* Men L, 207-90 Women L, 208-92 Jan. 19 Penn* Men W, 171-129 Women W, 219-80 Jan. 24 at Bryant Men W, 137-70 Women W, 128-96 Jan. 26 at Columbia* Men L, 160-133 Women L, 186-108 Feb. 2 Cornell* Men W, 178.50-121.50 Women L, 153-147 Feb. 11 Women at Yale * L, 173-127 Feb. 16 Men at Yale* L, 213-86 Mar. 1-3 Women’s Ivy Championships (@ Princeton) Seventh Place Mar. 7-9 Men’s Ivy Championships Seventh Place Mar. 28-30 NCAA Championships (@ Indianapolis, Ind.) Ind. Results

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Men’s Tennis Date Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Feb. 2 Feb. 8 Feb. 9 Feb. 15 Feb. 16 Feb. 17 Feb. 26 Mar. 9 Mar. 19 Mar. 25 Mar. 27 Mar. 30 Apr. 6 Apr. 7 Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 19 Apr. 21 Apr. 27

Opponent vs. Clemson (@ Hanover, N.H.) vs. Purdue (@ Hanover, N.H.) Binghamton Quinnipiac at Ball State at Indiana at Cornell* (ECAC Indoor Championships) vs. Yale (ECAC Indoor Championships) vs. Dartmouth (ECAC Indoor Championships) at Boston College Buffalo UConn Bryant at Florida Atlantic at South Florida Bryant Boston University Penn* Princeton* at Columbia* at Cornell* at Harvard* Dartmouth* at Yale*

Score L, 4-0 L, 4-2 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 4-3 L, 4-1 L, 4-3 W, 4-1 W, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 6-1 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 5-2 W, 5-2 W, 7-0 W, 5-2 L, 4-3 L, 5-2 L, 5-2 W, 4-3 W, 4-3 L, 4-3

Trocadero Holdings is proud to congratulate the Most Valuable Men’s and Women’s Swimmers. Tommy Glenn ’14 was named the Joseph Watmough Most Valuable Male Swimmer and Kate Dillione ’15 was named the Florence Filippo Most Valuable Female Swimmer.

L-R: Richard Burrows ’76, Tommy Glenn ’14, Kate Dillione ’15 and Assistant Coach Kristy Fuzellier. These awards are given to members of the Brown Swimming and Diving team who have made outstanding contributions towards the team’s efforts throughout the entire season. Glenn repeated as Ivy Champion in 2013 in the 100m and 200m fly, setting school records of 45.80 and 1:43.11, respectively. Dillione set a school record in the 200 freestyle at 1:47.15, placing fourth at the Ivy League Championships.


WINTER AND SPRING RESULTS Brown University Sports Foundation Women’s Tennis

Date Jan. 26 Jan. 27 Feb. 1 Feb. 9-10 Feb. 17 Feb. 22 Mar. 2 Mar. 9 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 21 Mar. 27 Mar. 29 Apr. 5 Apr. 6 Apr. 13 Apr. 14 Apr. 21 Apr. 25 Apr. 27

Opponent at Michigan vs. Missouri (@ Michigan) University of Massachusetts ECAC Tournament (Cancelled) Binghamton Providence at Boston College Boston University Stony Brook vs. Virginia Commonwealth (@ NC State) at NC State Maryland at Miami at Florida International at Penn* at Princeton* Columbia* Cornell* at Dartmouth* Harvard* Yale*

Indoor Track and field L, 7-0 L, 4-0 W, 4-3 W, 7-0 W, 4-1 L, 5-2 L, 4-3 W, 6-1 L, 5-2 L, 4-3 W, 5-2 L, 6-1 W, 6-1 L, 4-3 L, 6-1 L, 5-2 L, 4-3 W, 4-3 L, 7-0 L, 6-1

Date Event Finish Dec. 1 Alden Invitational No Team Score Jan. 12 at Yale Invitational No Team Score Jan. 18-19 at Harvard Multi Meet Men - 4th/6 Women - 4th/6 Jan. 19 at Harvard Challenge No Team Score Jan. 25 at Joe Donahue Games (Boston, Mass.) Men - 1st/13 Women - 4th/12 Jan. 26 at Terrier Invitational (@ Boston University) No Team Score Feb. 2 at Coaches Tribute (@ Rhode Island) Men - 7th/11 Women - 5th/11 Feb. 14 at Boston University Fast Meet No Team Score Feb. 17 at USATF New England (@ Harvard) No Team Score Feb. 23-24 at Ivy League Heptagonal Championships Men - 4th/8 Women - 8th/8 Mar. 1-2 at Alex Wilson Invitational (@ Notre Dame) No Team Score Mar. 2-3 at IC4A Championship (@ Boston, MA) Men - No Team Score ECAC Championship (@ Boston, MA) Women - No Team Score

Outdoor Track and Field

Date Event Result Mar. 27-30 at Texas Relays (@ Austin, TX) No Team Score Mar. 29-30 at Stanford Invitational No Team Score Mar. 30 at Snowflake Classic (@ Bedford, MA) No Team Score Apr. 5-6 at Sam Howell No Team Score Apr. 13 Brown Invitational No Team Score Apr. 19-20 at Larry Ellis Invitational (@ Princeton, NJ) No Team Score Apr. 20 at Michael Johnson Classic (@ Waco, TX) No Team Score Apr. 27 at Penn Relays (Philadelphia, PA) No Team Score April 28 Springtime Invitational No Team Score May 4-5 at Ivy League Heptagonal Championships (@ Princeton, NJ) Men 3rd/8 Women 6th/8 May 11-12 at IC4A Championship (@ Princeton, NJ) May 11 at New Balance Twilight (@ Waltham, MA) May 13 at Last Chance Meet (@ Swathmore, PA) May 23-25 at NCAA East Preliminary (@ Greensboro, NC) June 5-8 at NCAA Outdoor Championships (@ Eugene, OR) June 19-23 at USATF Junior Championships (@ Des Moines, IA) June 19-23 at USATF Senior Championships (@ Des Moins, IA) Jun 20 vs. Dartmouth (@ London England)

Women’s Water Polo Result L, 8-7 L, 10-9 W, 14-8 W, 5-4 L, 6-5 10-9 L, 18-7 L, 13-5 L, 15-4 W, 15-12 W, 9-7 W, 16-11 W, 19-10 L, 21-8 W, 10-6 L, 10-2


John Spooney ’14 won the 100m at the Ivy Outdoor Championships for the third straight year.

Date Opponent Feb. 9 Wagner Colorado St. Feb. 10 Claremont-M-S Wagner Feb. 16 vs. Marist at Bucknell Feb. 17 vs. Hartwick vs. Wagner Feb. 22 at Princeton* Mar. 2 vs. George Washington (@ Mercyhurst)* Mar. 3 at Mercyhurst* Mar. 16 vs. Wick Club (@ Hartwick) vs. Connecticut College (@ Hartwick) at Hartwick Mar. 22 vs. Redlands (@ San Diego State) Mar. 23 vs. Long Beach St. (@ San Diego State)


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Wrestling Date Opponent Nov. 11 at Binghamton Open Nov. 18 at Keystone Classic Nov. 30-Dec. 1 at Cliff Keen Invitational Dec. 8 Franklin & Marshall* Jan 5 Johnson & Wales Rider Jan. 11 vs. Cleveland St. (@ George Mason) at George Mason Jan. 12 vs. Stanford (@ Maryland) at Maryland Jan. 19 Cornell* Rhode Island College Jan. 20 Rutgers* Jan. 27 at Army* Feb. 9 at Penn* Feb. 10 at Lehigh* Feb. 16 at Harvard* at Boston University Feb. 23 Columbia* Sacred Heart Mar. 8 at EIWA Championships (@ Rutgers) Mar. 21 at NCAA Championships (@ Iowa)

Kate Woods ’14 led Brown to a fifth-place finish at the CWPA Eastern Championships.

Result No Team Score 8th/15 No Team Score W, 24-12 W, 30-10 L ,24-9 W, 29-12 W, 20-16 W, 16-15 L, 27-6 L, 35-6 W, 40-6 L, 31-12 L, 29-9 L, 35-4 L, 27-16 L, 21-11 W, 19-19 L, 25-12 W, 43-5 11th Ind. Results

Home games in Red * League game/match


at San Diego State L, 11-5 Mar. 25 vs. Azusa Pacific (@ Pomona-Pitzer) W, 8-5 at Pomona-Pitzer W, 9-8 Mar. 29 vs. Fresno Pacific (@ CSU Bakersfield) W, 9-5 at CSU Bakersfield L, 10-8 Mar. 3 vs. Southern California (@ CSU Bakersfield) L, 16-5 Apr. 3 at Harvard* W, 12-10 Apr. 5 Marist L, 8-7 Hartwick L, 15-6 Apr. 6 Arizona St. L, 16-5 CSU Bakersfield L, 12-11 Apr. 7 Michigan L, 11-7 Apr. 13 Mercyhurst $ W, 12-7 Harvard $ W, 16-12 Apr. 14 Princeton $ L, 12-4 (Second Place) Apr. 26 vs. Connecticut College % W, 17-6 vs. Michigan % L, 11-7 Apr. 27 vs. Bucknell % W, 12-7 vs. Harvard W, 18-9 (Fifth Place) $ - CWPA Divisional Championships % - CWPA Eastern Championships (@ Michigan)

Ophir Bernstein ’15 advanced to the NCAA Wrestling Championship for the second straight season.



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Bear Tracks: The View from the Archives

Mid-1920’s plans called for an interconnected Field House (left), Gymnasium (center), and Pool (right) on Aldrich Field, across from the Stadium. Only the gym (Marvel -1927) was constructed.

Echoes From The Drawing Board: Unbuilt Brown Athletic Facilities


By Peter Mackie ’59

ecently, “Building Brown” construction signage has been a campus constant as the University creates new facilities and renovates the old. These projects have survived the complex process of evolving from architectural concepts to bricks and mortar. Over time, however, countless structures exist only in memory or gather dust on archive shelves. If built, they would have vastly altered the campus as we know it. In its 155 year history, Brown Athletics has had its share of unbuilt or truncated structures. In 1922, as Brown planned a move from Andrews Field (1899) to a much larger complex on Elmgrove Avenue, an intriguing proposal for a new stadium appeared in the Brown Alumni Monthly. The architect, Eleazer Homer, envisioned a reinforced concrete structure which included interior dormitory suites with fireplaces. His practical approach suggested building the bowl-shaped stadium in sections, and he reasoned that dorm income would help offset construction costs. The project failed to gain traction because of its limited maximum seating capacity (7,000) and the distance from campus for its potential student residents.

envisioned by planners. Both Aldrich Baseball Field (1925) and the stadium (1925) fell short of their intended seating capacity. Aldrich did seat 6,000, but the goal was 8,000 (and a roof). Brown Field was constructed with permanent and “temporary” seating for 27,646 instead of the planned 32,000 permanent seats. The crown jewel, the Brown Gymnasium (1927), later renamed Marvel, never received its ultimate buildout. The projected attached pool and field house did not materialize, as the Great Depression deepened and shelved all of these next phase projects.

Ca. 1960 rendering of an impractical glass-enclosed hockey rink. Fortunately, Meehan was built instead. In the late 1950’s, as the Elmgrove complex gave way to Aldrich-Dexter Field, a plethora of plans emerged, outlining playing fields, buildings, outdoor track, and parking lots. One of the first architectural renderings was a glass-enclosed hockey rink with a concave roof. Fortunately it was quickly superseded by the shallow dome and puckproof cinderblock envelope of Meehan Auditorium (1961).

One section of the proposed stadium/dormitory (1922). If built, perhaps Brown would have had athlete-only dorms. Although the facilities eventually built on Elmgrove in the mid-20’s were considered state of the art, none was ever finalized to the extent

Later, the prestigious architectural firm of Cutter, Praeger, and Candela designed a connected set of buildings which would have answered all of Brown’s athletic building needs in one bold stroke. The most dramatic feature of this complex was an enormous domed field house along Hope Street, which would have dwarfed Meehan. Underneath was a two level parking garage for 850 vehicles. Behind the dome was another imposing structure which included a natatorium, large basketball arena, squash courts, locker rooms, etc. This colos-


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sus would have rivaled Princeton’s Jadwin Gym (1969). For years the Athletic Center model was trotted around to alumni groups, and hopes persisted that Brown would finally have facilities to rival those of its Ivy counterparts. Unfortunately even the scaled-down version was too grand, succumbing to the most common project derailer, lack of funding. In the early 1970’s the University was undergoing an administrative crisis and financial retrenchment which also doomed a dramatic campus Geo-Math building designed by renowned architect I. M. Pei. For athletics, it was fortunate indeed that the Smith Swimming Center was built in 1973, a first step compromise to replace the one and done super complex. In the late 1980’s, the Gilbane Company designed a stunning new gymnasium to replace venerable Marvel Gym, An ironic twist of fate intervened, when the expected $3 million from the sale of Marvel to a developer failed to materialize because of a housing market downturn and neighborhood opposition. This proved to be a double whammy, since the sale of Marvel would have guaranteed a worthy successor (the Gilbane option) and given the old gym a second life as condominiums. Instead, Marvel became a white elephant, waiting for its 2002 date with the wrecking ball, while utilitarian Pizzitola substituted for the more aesthetically pleasing Gilbane building.

The proposed 1970’s Athletic Center mega complex would have provided for all of Brown’s athletic facility and parking needs. Fast-forward to this century, and the unbuilt theme continues, but this time with a positive outcome. In 2004 the SHoP Architects group of New York City was selected to design a new fitness center for the Erickson Complex. Their design was a contemporary structure attached to the front of Olney Margolies Athletic Center. Fate again intervened, when the Smith Swimming Center was condemned in 2007, enlarging the scope of the project. The resulting three-part building (Nelson Fitness Center, Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatic Center, and Zucconi Varsity Center) was completed on the Smith footprint in 2012, giving Brown a classic, functional facility, as well as a lovely greensward (Ittleson Quadrangle), instead of an ugly parking lot. Hopefully future athletic building projects will avoid the pitfalls of the past, ending the unbuilt theme. But then again, only time will tell if the past is always prologue.

Plans for Marvel Gym’s conversion to condominiums failed to materialize, but Bronze Bruno and Marvel’s cupola and Aldrich Field clocks have lived to see another day.

The 2004 SHoP-designed facility which would have been attached to the OMAC included underground basketball courts ( left).

Peter Mackie ’59 is the sports archivist for the Edward North Robinson 1896 Collection of Brown Athletics. Images are provided by Brown Archives. The author acknowledges Jacob Reidel ’02 whose undergraduate thesis Unbuilt Brown provided a brilliant model for this article.


IN MEMORIAM Brown University Sports Foundation

Frank Pizzitola ’49, P’81, GP’03, ’06 (third from right) in 1989 at the groundbreaking of the Pizzitola Sports Center named for his late son Paul with (L to R) then President Howard Swearer, Kip Cohen ’50, P’86, Art Joukowsky ’55, P’87, GP’13, GP’14, Frank , the late Dave Zucconi ’55 and then Athletic Director John Parry ’65, P’91.

Remembrance - Frank Pizzitola ’49, P’81, GP’03, GP’06 August 21, 1973 - December 17, 2012

Frank Pizzitola ’49 and the “Right Hand Column” by Kip Cohen ’50, P’86

When I renewed my friendship in New York City with Frank after graduating from Brown, I told Frank about the new Brown Football Association designed to help Brown win. Frank, a very successful investment banker at Lazard Freres, said he was tired of looking at the Right Hand Column (where losers are found) and said he would help.

One son that I knew and two of his grandchildren have graduated from Brown. Frank was a true Brown Man, through and through. The “Pizzitola”, home of winners, is a grand tribute to my friend, Frank Pizzitola. May all Brown Grads be in the “Left Column of Life.” Go Bruno!

Frank Pizzitola, University benefactor, sport enthusiast, Brown alum, parent and grandparent, passed away in December 2012. Frank had an impact at Brown for many years after his graduation, including the Pizzitola Sports Center, which he helped bring to fruition. Kip Cohen, Class of 1950, and longtime treasurer of the BUSF, provided his perspective on Frank’s unrelenting passion for Brown Athletics.


That began a new friendship with Frank that resulted in the Pizzitola Sports Center and many other gifts to the Brown Sports Foundation, all designed to put Brown athletic teams in the Left Hand Column.

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Vol. 4, Issue 3 - A Publication of the Brown University Sports Foundation


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