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CANISIUS 2009 MEN’S SOCCER


Mike Globits

Adam Studniarek

Sean Vella

Alan McGreal

Matt Sprague

Peter Leoni

Victor Gonzalez

Kyle Westerholt


PLAYER PROFILES • MEN’S SOCCER

Table of Contents

2009 Golden Griffins

Men’s Soccer History

Canisius College

Season Preview................................................................2-3 Head Coach Jim Hesch..................................................... 4 Assistant Coach................................................................... 5 Support Staff........................................................................ 5 2009 Roster.......................................................................... 6 Player Profiles............................................................... 7-16 Returners......................................................................7-14 Newcomers.............................................................. 15-16

2008 Season Review........................................................17 Record Book................................................................18-20 Career Records...............................................................18 Season Records..............................................................19 Single-Game Records...................................................19 Team Records................................................................ 20 Year-by-Year Results...................................................... 20 Series Records................................................................... 20

Canisius Soccer...........................................................22-23 Facilities.........................................................................24-25 MAAC............................................................................26-27 Canisius College.........................................................28-29 Academic Services.....................................................30-31 Buffalo...........................................................................32-33 Tradition of Excellence............................................34-35 Athletic Department................................................36-40

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Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo, NY 14208 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1870 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,490 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Griffins School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue & Gold President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, S.J. Athletic Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Maher Faculty Athletic Rep . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dr. Shawn O’Rourke Athletic Dept. Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-2970 Athletic Dept. Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-3174

Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Reitnour Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Matt Lozar Assistant Director/Soccer Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Veniskey Office Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-3767 Cell Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585-615-5316 E-Mail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . veniskej@canisius.edu Graduate Assistant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsay Beckinghausen Office Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-8444 Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . www.GoGriffs.com

Team Information

• F eatures information on all 16 Canisius College athletic teams. • Student-athlete and coaching staff biographies, up-tothe minute athletic news, game notes plus schedules and results • Live in-game statistics for all home games. • Live video and audio webcasts for select home contests. • Directions to all Canisius facilities.

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Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA, Division I Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Metro Atlantic Athletic First year of sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1968 Overall all-time record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162-423-55 No. of years in NCAA tourn/last . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . None Venue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Demske Sports Complex Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,000 Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Field Turf Press Box Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 585-615-5316 2008 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12-1 Conference Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6-0/7th Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14/9 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8/3 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Media Guide Credits

Coaching Staff

The Canisius men’s soccer guide was produced on a MacBook Pro with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop CS3.

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hesch Alma Mater/Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cortland State ‘94 Record at school (yrs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-89-14 (Eight Seasons) Career record (yrs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Same Soccer office phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 716-888-8461 Best time/day to reach coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contact SID Assistant Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adam Reekie Athletic Trainer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Matt Hamilton

Editor: Jason Veniskey Contributors: Matt Reitnour, Matt Lozar, Lindsay Beckinghausen. Photography: Tom Wolf Imaging

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MEN’S SOCCER • SEASON PREVIEW

Backs The Griffs’ defensive unit boasts more experience than any other position this season. Three senior starters return in Mike Globits, Adam Studniarek and Sean Vella in addition to 2008 MAAC All-Rookie selection Kyle Westerholt. The four players have combined to start 134 games during their careers and Hesch will look toward the four to stabilize the team’s defensive effort. “We have a senior-stacked back four,” Hesch said. “They will lead our defense this season but we need an overall team effort. It is 11 players attacking and 11 players defending. If we can keep the ball out of our own net, we will have a real good shot in the MAAC.” An All-MAAC selection in 2007, Vella will anchor the unit during his senior campaign. The team captain missed all but two MAAC contests due to injury in 2008 but still totaled two goals in 13 games as a junior. Studniarek has started 54 games during his career, posting six goals and three assists. The Poland native tallied three goals in 2008 after moving to the back position from forward. Globits has appeared in 38 games with 23 starts during his career, while Westerholt netted two goals and an assist in his rookie campaign. Goalkeepers Serving as the last line of the defense behind the backs are sophomores Adam Miller and Luke Seymour. The duo provides the team with different options based on matchups and both players are capable of helping the Griffs reach their goal. “Both goalkeepers bring different qualities to the table and both are competing for playing time,” Hesch said. “They each have different strengths and weaknesses and depending on the situation, we will call on that goalkeeper.” A 2009 team captain, senior Sean Vella will anchor an experienced defensive unit this season.

Miller earned MAAC All-Rookie honors last season and led the conference with 6.86 saves per game during league games. Seymour started seven games in goal, posting a 4-3-0 record.

As arguably the most successful class in the program’s history is set to take the field for one final season, the seven Golden Griffin seniors will look to complete their college careers by accomplishing the one thing that no other class has been able to do - winning a MAAC Championship.

Forward Another unit that the Griffs can count on for strong senior leadership is the forward position with captain Alan McGreal manning the position. McGreal enters his senior campaign tied for first in the school’s record book with 75 career points and ranks third in both career goals and career assists.

“Coaches always talk about senior leadership being the difference between a good team and an average team,” said head coach Jim Hesch. “This is the biggest and one of the most talented senior classes since I’ve been here so I’m looking for that to stay true.”

“Alan is an all-around good player,” Hesch said. “He shows up each day and brings his best. His effort day in and day out is a great example for the rest of the team. Alan has been such a success on an individual level and now we are hoping to build on that and have it translated into team success.”

Since first arriving on campus, the senior class has totaled 21 wins and 11 MAAC victories, the most in any three-year period during the program’s history. During the 2006 season, the Griffs posted eight victories, the most in the school’s Division I history, and advanced to the MAAC Tournament semifinals for the second time in the program’s history.

A three-time All-MAAC selection, McGreal was responsible for 55.9 percent of the team’s scoring in 2008, registering seven goals and 12 assists. He led the MAAC and ranked sixth nationally with 0.60 assists per game.

Now the seniors will look to add that final piece of the puzzle by winning the conference championship. The Griffs welcome back 14 letterwinners from the 2008 season, including eight starters and the seven seniors, to join with 13 newcomers, forming a 2009 squad with championship expectations.

The key for the Griffs this season will be finding additional players to contribute on the offensive side. Canisius graduated its second and third-leading scorers last season and Hesch will look to newcomers Sam Margetts and Casper Rej-Kleczek to fill that role.

“Our goal every year is to win a MAAC Championship,” Hesch said. “It is what you come into each season hoping to accomplish. We think that with our mix of returning veterans and talented newcomers, that we can reach that point in 2009.”

“Sam bring a wealth of international experience, playing for the New Zealand School Boys National Team,” Hesch said. “Casper is a bigger, more goal-scoring type player who we will target to have an impact on the offensive side this season.”

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SEASON PREVIEW • MEN’S SOCCER

Adam Miller was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team after posting 6.86 saves per game in conference matches.

Alan McGreal is tied for first in school history with 75 career points.

Victor Gonzalez posted 12 points, four goals and four assists in his first season with the Griffs.

“We will look for those five players to have a more defensive role in the midfield this season,” Hesch said. “They will be counted on to do the dirty work for us.”

Another option at the forward position will be senior Matt Sprague. Hesch is hoping that Sprague will make the same successful transition this season as Brian Patterson did last year. Patterson finished second on the team with 13 points in 2008 after starting the first 33 games of his career as a back.

Rounding out the Griffs’ roster in 2009 include newcomers Ian Buzzio, Charles Crook, Andrew Incho, Paul Klopfer, Brian Koetter, Jared Ott and Nick Sperrazza. The seven rookies will all compete for playing time at a number of positions and will allow Hesch to use their talents based on matchups.

“Matt Sprague will compete for quality playing time,” Hesch said. “We are going to try him up front this season after seeing the success of Brian Patterson last year and we look for him to contribute to the team as a senior.”

“One of our biggest strengths this season is our versatility,” Hesch said. “We have a number of players who can play different positions and different styles. With this group of newcomers, it gives us plenty of options and allows us to play to our opponents’ weaknesses.”

Midfield Highlighting the Griffs’ returners at the midfield position is senior Victor Gonzalez, who earned All-MAAC Second Team honors in 2008. Gonzalez totaled 12 points on four goals and four assists in his first season at Canisius.

Schedule The Griffs kick off the 2009 season on Tuesday, September 1 with a home game against Drexel. Canisius will also host Cornell, Robert Morris and Dayton during the non-conference season with trips scheduled for Cincinnati, Loyola (Chicago), St. Bonaventure, Western Michigan, Duquesne and Buffalo.

Joining Gonzalez on the midfield lines will be junior Hector Rodriguez, sophomores J.J. Hughes and Jason Marks and freshman Sam Zarka. “Victor is a returning all-conference performer and will be key for us in the midfield,” Hesch said. “Jason, Sam, J.J. and Hector will look to give us offensive power from the flanks.”

The quest for the 2009 MAAC Championship begins on October 9 when the Griffs welcome Saint Peter’s to the Demske Sports Complex. Canisius will also host conference games against Manhattan, Marist and Siena and will play at Rider, Loyola (Md.), Niagara, Iona and Fairfield.

Senior Peter Leoni and sophomore Zak DuGuay will join with newcomers Greg Anne, Adam Kingston and Regan Steele at the defensive midfield position. Leoni has played in 41 games with 10 starts in his three-year career, while DuGuay scored one goal in rookie season last year.

The top four teams during the MAAC regular season will qualify for the MAAC Championship, hosted by Loyola on Nov. 13 and Nov. 15.

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MEN’S SOCCER • COACH JIM HESCH

Jim Hesch Ninth Season Cortland State ‘94 The winningest coach in school history, Jim Hesch is in his ninth season at the helm of the Canisius College men’s soccer team. During his tenure, the Golden Griffin soccer program has seen steady signs of improvement, capped by eight overall wins and five conference victories in 2007, the most in the program’s Division I history. Canisius has won 15 games in the last two seasons, the most in any two-year span during the school’s history. The third-longest tenured head coach in the MAAC, Hesch became the program’s winningest coach when the Golden Griffins defeated Marist by a score of 3-2 at home Oct. 12, 2007. The 2007 season also saw Canisius win the second MAAC Tournament game in school history as the Blue and Gold advanced to the conference tournament’s semifinal round for the second time in school history. Individual accolades have become common under Hesch during the past eight seasons. He has guided eight players to be named to the All-MAAC Team. In addition, Fabien Lewis was named the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2003, while Alan McGreal earned the conference’s Rookie of the Year award in 2006 and has earned all-conference honors in each of his three seasons. In addition, two MAAC New York Lottery Men’s Soccer Scholar Athletes of the Year came from Canisius as Anthony Palmiero earned the honor in 2003 and Brian Brehm won the award in 2004. The Syracuse, N.Y., native played in the National Professional Indoor Soccer League from 1995-2002, which included a stint with the Buffalo Blizzard from 1999-2000. In 2000, Hesch played in 38 games and tallied 21 goals and 14 assists. He played with the Harrisburg Heat from 1996-99 and was named an NPSL All-Star in the 1997-98 season after posting 119 points, the eighth-best single-season total in Heat history. In 2002, Hesch captured a Major Indoor Soccer League Championship as a member of the Philadelphia Kixx, tallying 36 points in 28 games. As a collegiate player, Hesch won a national championship with Southern Connecticut University in 1990 before transferring to Cortland State, where he played from 1991-93 and was named a first-team All-American. He earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1994. He owns a USSF A coaching license and is the president of the newly-formed Black Watch - New York West Premiere Soccer Club. Hesch and his wife, Linda, reside in Amherst with their daughter, Ryan, and son, Connor. Jim’s brother, Dave Hesch, is the associate head coach at cross-town rival the University at Buffalo.

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The Hesch File Coaching Career 2001- Canisius Playing Career 1990 Southern Connecticut 1991-93 Cortland State 1995-02 NPSL Honors 1993 1997-98

First-Team All-American NPSL All-Star

Hesch Year-by-Year Overall W L T 2001 5 11 2 2002 5 12 1 2003 4 11 4 2004 5 11 1 2005 3 12 3 2006 6 8 2 2007 8 12 0 2008 7 12 1 TOTAL 43 89 14

W 3 3 3 4 2 4 5 3 27

MAAC L T 6 0 5 1 5 1 4 1 6 1 4 1 4 0 6 0 40 5

All-Time Canisius Victories 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 12.

Name Jim Hesch Dr. Greg Reeds Rick Schmitt Dave Kreger Steve Achromovitch Allan Alexander Mike Gomez Mario Citrinti Dennis Butler Dan Amendola Jim Clauss Stephen Mechtler

Years Wins 2001- 43 1990-96 31 1985-89 22 1997-00 19 1978-81 14 1966-72 9 1975-76 8 1984 6 1982-83 5 1973 2 1977 2 1974 1


STAFF • MEN’S SOCCER

Adam Reekie Assistant Coach First Season Canisius ‘05 A former team captain with Canisius, Adam Reekie is in his first season as assistant coach with Canisius men’s soccer team. Reekie rejoins the Griffs after spending the last two seasons as the head coach of the Louisburg College women’s soccer team, where he guided the Lady Hurricanes to a 29-11 record. During his tenure, he mentored the 2008 Region X Player of the Year in addition to seven first-team all-region student-athletes. Reekie also spent one season as an assistant coach with Lock Haven. The Griffs’ team captain in 2004, Reekie played two seasons for Canisius, starting all 34 games he played in as a defender and midfielder. He also attended Louisburg for two seasons before arriving at Canisius, earning Student-Athlete of the Year honors in 2003 and helping the Hurricanes to two NJCAA National Tournaments. A native of Folkestone, England, Reekie graduated from Canisius with a bachelor’s degree in physical education. He also earned his master’s in liberal arts from Lock Haven University.

Matt Hamilton Athletic Trainer Third Season Cortland State ‘05 Matt Hamilton is in his third year as a full-time athletic trainer at Canisius College after serving as a graduate assistant in the department for two years. He is responsible for the College’s men’s soccer and men’s basketball teams. He is also an approved clinical instructor in the CAATE accredited undergraduate program in athletic training at Canisius. While earning his master’s degree at Canisius in health and human performance, Hamilton was responsible for assisting with laboratory and teaching duties within the athletic training program. A native of Peru, N.Y., Hamilton served as the head athletic trainer at the 2006 and 2007 MAAC Tennis Championships at the United States Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Hamilton came to Canisius in 2005 after graduating Cum Laude from SUNY-Cortland with his bachelor’s degree in athletic training. A certified athletic trainer (NATABOC), Hamilton received Cortland’s 2005 Dr. Karel Horak Outstanding Athletic Training Student Award, as well as the school’s 2004 Athletic Training Peer Recognition Award. He currently lives in Buffalo.

Jon Rowan Strength & Conditioning Coach Second Season West Virginia Wesleyan ‘94 Jon Rowan enters his second year as the head strength and conditioning coach for the Canisius College athletic department, joining the Golden Griffins in September 2008. Rowan came to Canisius after serving as the head strength and conditioning coach at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for the past 10 years. At RPI, he was responsible for designing, teaching and implementing year-long training and conditioning for the Engineers’ 23 varsity sports programs while also working with various faculty, staff and students. He was the supervisor and fitness educator for a 30-person student staff and also assisted with the development for the school’s weight room and strength and conditioning equipment. Rowan has served as a consultant for player performance for the Albany Conquest, an arena football team that competes in the AFL2. In addition to his strength and conditioning duties at RPI, Rowan spent five seasons as a defensive backs coach for the school’s football program. He was also an assistant football coach at Methodist College in Fayetteville, N.C., and at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, W.Va. A 1994 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College, Rowan has certifications with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and he is an IFA Certified Sports Nutritionist and an IFA Certified Senior Fitness Instructor.

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MEN’S SOCCER • 2009 ROSTER

Numerical Roster o. N 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Name Adam Miller Luke Seymour Adam Kingston J.J. Hughes Matt Sprague Adam Studniarek Sean Vella Alan McGreal Jason Marks Kyle Westerholt Sam Margetts Hector Rodriguez Peter Leoni Sam Zarka Mike Globits Zak DuGuay Regan Steele Andrew Incho Charles Crook Ian Buzzio Greg Anne Victor Gonzalez Nick Sperrazza Brian Koetter Paul Klopfer Casper Rej-Kleczek Jared Ott

Cl. So. So Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Roster Breakdown Pos. GK GK M/B M/B F B B F M B F M M M B M M F B F M M B F M F M

Ht. 6-2 6-3 5-10 5-10 5-7 6-2 5-11 5-10 5-9 6-2 5-9 5-11 5-10 5-10 5-9 5-5 6-0 6-1 6-1 5-8 5-9 5-9 5-8 5-9 6-0 6-3 5-11

Wt. 190 195 170 170 159 185 150 150 140 160 157 160 172 162 156 140 170 167 185 155 150 170 180 148 165 175 175

Hometown/Previous School Reading, Pa./Holy Name Canton, N.Y./Avon Old Farms School Abbots Langley, England/Louisburg College Williamsville, N.Y./Clarence Spencerport, N.Y./Spencerport Jelenia Gora, Poland/Winchendon School (Mass.) Middletown, N.J./Middletown North Dublin, Ireland/Drimnagh Castle Dublin, Ireland/Colaiste Ide Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors Mahoenui, New Zealand/Hamilton Boys El Paso, Texas/Eastwood Chili, N.Y./Gates Chili Paris, France/Colaiste Ide Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius Albany, N.Y./Guilderland Lower Hutt, New Zealand/Hutt Valley Medina, N.Y./Medina Middleburgh, N.Y./Middleburgh Morristown, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Rensselaer, N.Y./St. Francis (Pa.) Caracas, Venezuela/ Genesee Community College Amherst, N.Y./Canisius Rochester, N.Y./Univ. of Pittsburgh at Bradford Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baldwinsville Toronto, Ontario/St. Jean de Brebeuf Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep

Head Coach: Jim Hesch (Cortland State ’94), Ninth season Assistant Coach: Adam Reekie (Canisius ‘05), First season Captains: Alan McGreal, Sean Vella

Alphabetical Roster o. N 20 19 18 15 14 21 3 17 2 24 23 12 10 8 7 0 26 25 11 1 22 4 16 5 6 9 13

Name Greg Anne Ian Buzzio Charles Crook Zak DuGuay Mike Globits Victor Gonzalez J.J. Hughes Andrew Incho Adam Kingston Paul Klopfer Brian Koetter Peter Leoni Sam Margetts Jason Marks Alan McGreal Adam Miller Jared Ott Casper Rej-Kleczek Hector Rodriguez Luke Seymour Nick Sperrazza Matt Sprague Regan Steele Adam Studniarek Sean Vella Kyle Westerholt Sam Zarka

Cl. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. So Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr.

Pos. M F B M B M M/B F M/B M F M F M F GK M F M GK B F M B B B M

Ht. 5-9 5-8 6-1 5-5 5-9 5-9 5-10 6-1 5-10 6-0 5-9 5-10 5-9 5-9 5-10 6-2 5-11 6-3 5-11 6-3 5-8 5-7 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-2 5-10

Wt. 150 155 185 140 156 170 170 167 170 165 148 172 157 140 150 190 175 175 160 195 180 159 170 185 150 160 162

Hometown/High School/Previous School Rensselaer, N.Y./St. Francis (Pa.) Morristown, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Middleburgh, N.Y./Middleburgh Albany, N.Y./Guilderland Westlake, Ohio/St. Ignatius Caracas, Venezuela/ Genesee Community College Williamsville, N.Y./Clarence Medina, N.Y./Medina Abbots Langley, England/Louisburg College Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baldwinsville Rochester, N.Y./Univ. of Pittsburgh at Bradford Chili, N.Y./Gates Chili Mahoenui, New Zealand/Hamilton Boys Dublin, Ireland/Colaiste Ide Dublin, Ireland/Drimnagh Castle Reading, Pa./Holy Name Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep Toronto, Ontario/St. Jean de Brebeuf El Paso, Texas/Eastwood Canton, N.Y./Avon Old Farms School Amherst, N.Y./Canisius Spencerport, N.Y./Spencerport Lower Hutt, New Zealand/Hutt Valley Jelenia Gora, Poland/Winchendon School (Mass.) Middletown, N.J./Middletown North Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors Paris, France/Colaiste Ide

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By Class Freshman.................................10 Sophomore............................... 7 Junior.......................................... 3 Senior.......................................... 7 By Position Forward...................................... 7 Midfielder...............................10 Midfield/Back......................... 2 Back............................................. 6 Goalkeeper............................... 2 By Region New Jersey................................ 2 New York.................................12 Ohio............................................ 1 Pennsylvania............................. 2 Texas........................................... 1 Canada....................................... 1 England...................................... 1 France......................................... 1 Ireland......................................... 2 New Zealand............................ 2 Poland......................................... 1 Venezuela.................................. 1 Pronunciation Guide Anne...............................ah-NAY Globits....................GLOW-bits Incho...............................INK-oo Leoni......................LEE-own-ee Rej-Kleczek... Rej KLEE-check Regan.......................... ree-GAN Studniarek......... STUE-nar-ick


CAPTAIN PROFILE • MEN’S SOCCER

Alan McGreal • #7 Senior • Forward • 5-10 • 150 Dublin, Ireland/Drimnagh Castle Notes: Tied for first in the program’s history with 75 career points … Ranks third with 25 career goals, trailing only Tony Burke (34) and Gianfranco Gallo (27) … Ranks third with 25 career assists, trailing only Ryan Puntiri (28) and Matt Radomski (26). 2008: Named to the All-MAAC Second Team … Led the team with 26 points, seven goals and 12 assists … Led the MAAC and ranked sixth nationally with 0.60 assists per game … Also placed fifth in the conference with 1.30 points per game … Ranks second in the school record book with 12 assists, one shy of the program’s standard … Responsible for 55.9 percent of the team’s scoring, registering a point on 19 of the team’s 34 goals … Registered 22 points (6 goals and 10 assists) in the Griffs’ seven victories … Two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Week … Recorded a career-best six points on two goals and two assists in a 5-3 victory over Duquesne, the most by a Griff since the 1995 season … Posted nine points in wins over Detroit (2 goals and 1 assist) and Wright State (1 goal and two assists), leading the Griffs to the UB Fall Classic championship … Named the UB Fall Classic MVP … Recorded a goal and an assist against Marist … Matched a season high with two assists against Bucknell and Saint Peter’s … Posted an assist on the overtime goal against Western Michigan … Tied the school’s career scoring record with a goal in the season finale against Manhattan. 2007: Named to the All-MAAC First Team … Named the Federated Insurance/Canisius College Male Student-Athlete of the Year … Recorded 33 points, 12 goals and nine assists … Finished the season ranked 10th in the nation with 1.65 points per game scoring average … His 33 points rank second in school history for points collected in a single season … Also ranks third in the program’s history with his 12 goals and seventh with his nine assists … Tied for the MAAC lead in points per game and assists, while ranking third in goals … His five game-winning tallies tied him for fifth in the conference … Had at least one point in 11 games, highlighted by his five-point efforts in the team’s win over Niagara (two goals and an assist) and an overtime win against Saint Peter’s (a goal and three assists) … Recorded multiple goals in three games (at Bowling Green, at Niagara and against Marist at home) … Scored on both of his penalty kick chances. 2006: Named MAAC Rookie of the Year … Earned second-team NSCAA All-North Atlantic Region honors … Named to the All-MAAC Second Team … Named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team … Started all 16 games, recording 16 points, six goals and four assists … Tied for fifth in the league in points, sixth in goals and sixth in assists … Led the MAAC in shots … Posted a goal and two assists against Rider … Had a goal and an assist versus Loyola. Before Canisius: Played for Colaiste Ide in 2004 … Team was the All-Ireland Champions … Posted five goals and 15 assists. Personal: Born Jan. 11, 1987 in Dublin, Ireland … Son of John and Ann McGreal … Has two brothers, Brian and Conor … Majoring in physical education.

McGreal’s Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 16-16 6 4 16 64 1 20-20 12 9 33 55 5 20-20 7 12 26 57 2 56-56 25 25 75 176 8

7

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 9- 9 3 4 10 42 0 9- 9 8 6 22 29 3 9- 9 2 4 8 14 1 27-27 13 14 40 85 4


MEN’S SOCCER • CAPTAIN PROFILE

Sean Vella • #6 Senior • Back • 5-11 • 150 Middletown, N.J./Middletown North HS 2008: Started 13 games, missing seven contests due to injury … Tallied goals against Bucknell and Quinnipiac … Tallied four shots. 2007: Named to the All-MAAC Second Team … Played in 19 games and made 18 starts as a back … Scored two goals, highlighted by his overtime game-winner against Saint Peter’s at home … Scored his first goal of the season at home in a win over Siena … Registered a total of eight shots. 2006: Named to MAAC All-Rookie Team … Played in 15 games as a center back and made 14 starts … Scored one goal and took six shots … Recorded four shots on net … His tally came in a 4-2 win at Manhattan. Before Canisius: Played four seasons as a stopper at Middletown High School North … Registered three goals and four assists for the Lions. Personal: Born June 6, 1988 in Middletown, N.J. …Son of Mary and Charlie Vella … One older sister, Stephanie, and one older brother, Jeffrey … Majoring in physical education/health … Enjoys snowboarding and surfing.

Vella’s Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 15-14 1 0 2 6 0 19-18 2 0 4 8 1 13-13 2 0 4 4 0 47-45 5 0 10 18 1

8

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 9- 9 1 0 2 5 0 9- 9 2 0 4 6 1 2- 2 0 0 0 0 0 20-20 3 0 6 11 1


PLAYER PROFILES • MEN’S SOCCER

Zak DuGuay • #15 Sophomore • Midfield • 5-5 • 140 Albany, N.Y./Guilderland HS 2008: Played in five games with one start … Scored a goal in his first collegiate game against Wright State, helping the Griffs to the UB Fall Classic championship. Before Canisius: Earned two letters at Guilderland High School … Named to the All-Suburban Team. Personal: Born Nov. 21, 1990 in Albany, N.Y. … Son of Ed and Shari DuGuay … One brother, Gavin … Father played soccer for Brockport, brother played for St. Rose and uncle played for Hartwick … Majoring in management.

DuGuay’s Career Statistics Year 2008

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 5-1 1 0 2 1 0

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 2-0 0 0 0 0 0

Mike Globits • #14 Senior • Back • 5-9 • 156 West Lake, Ohio/St. Ignatius HS 2008: Played in 16 games, starting 11 contests on defense. 2007: Played in 14 games and made nine starts … Recorded two shots. 2006: Played in eight games and started three contests … Recorded a shot on goal. Before Canisius: Played four years as a defender at St. Ignatius High School … Helped Wildcats win the 2005 state championship … Missed 12 games of senior season with a broken leg … Tallied two assists … Also ran track at St. Ignatius and earned all-state accolades. Personal: Born Oct. 25, 1987 in Lakewood, Ohio … Son of Les and Susan Globits … One younger sister, Erika … Majoring in international relations.

Globits’ Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 8- 3 0 0 0 1 0 14- 9 0 0 0 2 0 16-11 0 0 0 0 0 38-23 0 0 0 3 0

9

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 5-2 0 0 0 1 0 4-4 0 0 0 0 0 6-3 0 0 0 0 0 15-9 0 0 0 1 0


MEN’S SOCCER • PLAYER PROFILES

Victor Gonzalez • #21 Senior • Midfield • 5-9 • 170 Caracas, Venezuela/Genesee C.C. 2008: Named to the All-MAAC Second Team … One of three players to start all 20 games, recording 12 points, four goals and four assists … Named to the UB Fall Classic All-Tournament Team after helping the Griffs to the title … Tallied a career-best four points and two goals in a 3-0 win over MAAC foe Rider … Registered three points on a goal and an assist against Bucknell and Quinnipiac … Converted a penalty kick against Quinnipiac … Also added an assist against Wright State and Western Michigan. Before Canisius: Played two years at Genesee Community College … Recorded 10 goals and six assists during his senior season … Earned All-America, all-region and all-conference accolades as well as MVP honors. Personal: Born Feb. 13, 1987 in Caracas, Venezuela … Son of Victor Gonzalez and Antonia Vazquez … Majoring in international business.

Gonzalez’s Career Statistics Year 2008

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 20-20 4 4 12 27 1

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 9-9 2 0 4 12 1

J.J. Hughes • #3 Sophomore • Midfield/Back • 5-10 • 170 Williamsville, N.Y./Clarence HS 2008: Played in 10 games, starting eight games on defense for the Griffs. Before Canisius: Played midfield at Clarence High School, earning four letters … Totaled 11 goals and 21 assists during his senior season, picking up third-team all-state and first-team All-Western New York accolades … Also earned second-team All-Western New York honors in 2006 and was a fourtime selection to the All-ECIC team … Also played point guard for the basketball team, receiving honorable mention to the All-ECIC team. Personal: Born June 6, 1990 in Clarence, N.Y. … Son of Jim and Karen Hughes … One sister, Rachel, and one brother, Stephen … Majoring in finance.

Hughes’ Career Statistics Year 2008

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 10-8 0 0 0 0 0

10

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 1-0 0 0 0 0 0


PLAYER PROFILES • MEN’S SOCCER

Peter Leoni • #12 Senior • Midfield • 5-10 • 172 Chili, N.Y./Gates Chili HS 2008: Appeared in 15 games with six starting assignments … Recorded four shots during his junior season … Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. 2007: Played in 15 games and made four starts in the midfield … Made his first collegiate start at St. Bonaventure … Credited with three shots … Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. 2006: Came off the bench as a midfielder in all 11 games he played in … Took seven shots with four on net … Scored a goal against Rider. Before Canisius: Lettered three seasons at Gates Chili … Recorded five goals and four assists as a senior … Helped the Spartans to the 2003 Class A New York State Championship … Earned all-county honors and was a two-time New York State Scholar Athlete … Also played for the Rochester Jr. Rhinos for two seasons and was a member of the state ODP pool in 2002. Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1987 in Chili, N.Y. … Son of Nick and Linda Leoni … Has an older brother, Ed, and a younger sister, Ellen … Majoring in accounting.

Leoni’s Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 11- 0 1 0 2 7 0 15- 4 0 0 0 3 0 15- 6 0 0 0 4 0 41-10 1 0 2 14 0

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 8-0 1 0 2 5 0 4-1 0 0 0 0 0 5-4 0 0 0 1 0 17-5 1 0 2 6 0

Jason Marks • #8 Sophomore • Midfield • 5-9 • 140 Dublin, Ireland/Colaiste Ide 2008: Appeared in 18 games with 11 starting assignments … Recorded his first collegiate point with an assist in the season finale against Manhattan … Registered 11 shots during his rookie season. Before Canisius: Played one year at Colaiste Ide and finished second at nationals … Named MVP in All-Ireland Final. Personal: Born on May 2, 1989 in Dublin, Ireland … Son of Tony and Cathy Marks … Two sisters, Jenny and Kellie … Majoring in physical education/health.

Marks’ Career Statistics Year 2008

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 18-11 0 1 1 11 0

11

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 8-4 0 1 1 4 0


MEN’S SOCCER • PLAYER PROFILES

Adam Miller • #0 Sophomore • Goalkeeper • 6-2 • 190 Reading, Pa./Holy Name HS 2008: Named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team … Started 13 games in goal, recording 68 saves … Ranked first in the MAAC with 6.86 saves per game during conference play … Ranked fifth in the MAAC and 20th nationally with 5.23 saves per game in all games … Also recorded a 2.59 goals against average and a .673 save percentage during his rookie season … Posted at least six saves in six of his final seven contests … Stopped a career-best 10 shots in a 2-1 victory over Saint Peter’s … Registered his first collegiate shutout with six saves, including one on a penalty kick, against Marist … Earned his first career victory in a 3-1 win over Detroit at the UB Fall Classic, recording two saves. Before Canisius: Team captain at Holy Name High School … Named to the all-division team as a sophomore, junior and senior … Broke school records for most wins, shutouts, goals against, saves and save percentage … Added three assists. Personal: Born on Sept. 5, 1989 in Reading, Pa. … Son of Stephen and Lisa Miller … Two sisters, Emily and Melissa.

Miller’s Career Statistics Year 2008

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS

Min.

GA

GAA

13-13 1145:29

33

2.59

Saves

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I

Sv%

W-L-T

GP-GS

68 .673

3-9-1

7-7

Min.

GA

GAA

Saves

Sv%

W-L-T

619:48

17

2.47

48

.738

2-5-0

Hector Rodriguez • #11 Junior • Midfield • 5-11 • 160 El Paso, Texas/Eastwood HS 2008: Played in 17 games, starting four games … Recorded four points, scoring one goal and adding two assists … Helped lead the Griffs to the UB Fall Classic title and was named to the all-tournament team … Tallied the game-winning goal against Detroit, his first collegiate score, and added an assist against Wright State during the tournament … Also posted an assist against St. Bonaventure. 2007: Played in 15 games as a rookie, with four starting assignments … Made his first collegiate start against Robert Morris … Credited with three shots. Before Canisius: Four-year letterwinner in soccer at Eastwood High School … Received all-city accolades after his junior and senior seasons … Also ran cross country at Eastwood … Three-time regional qualifier and earned academic all-district honors. Personal: Born Sept. 4, 1988 … The son of Hector and Elena Rodriguez … Has two sisters, Janice and Mikayla … Majoring in psychology … Enjoys fishing in his free time.

Rodriguez’s Career Statistics Year 2007 2008 Totals

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 15-4 0 0 0 3 0 17-4 1 2 4 7 1 21-8 1 2 4 10 1

12

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 4-0 0 0 0 1 0 8-1 0 0 0 0 0 12-1 0 0 0 1 0


PLAYER PROFILES • MEN’S SOCCER

Luke Seymour • #1 Sophomore • Goalkeeper • 6-3 • 195 Canton, Ohio/Avon Old Farms School 2008: Played in nine games in goal with seven starting assignments … Posted a record of 4-3-0 during the season … Stopped 25 shots, posting a goals against average of 2.09 and a save percentage of .610 … Earned his first career victory in a 5-1 win over Wright State, helping the Griffs to the UB Fall Classic championship … Named to the UB Fall Classic All-Tournament Team … Recorded three saves to earn his first collegiate shutout in a 3-0 win against Rider … Stopped a season-best six shots against Quinnipiac and Duquesne. 2007: Redshirt season. Before Canisius: Played one season at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn … Helped the Winged Beavers to a No. 4 ranking out of 51 schools in the Western New England Prep School Soccer Association (WNEPSSA) … Played in both the WNEPSSA All-Star Game and the New England Preparatory School Soccer Association All-Star Game … Four-time all-county player at Canton Central School in Canton, N.Y. … Received all-state honors and earned Watertown Times All-North MVP accolades … Started in goal for three seasons at Canton Central and served as a team captain two times … Also played four years of ice hockey and compiled 35 points in his senior season. Personal: Son of Mike and Mary Sue Seymour … Father, Mike, played basketball at Siena College from 1967-70 and was inducted into Siena’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1985 … Majoring in communications.

Seymour’s Career Statistics Year 2008

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS

9-7

Min.

GA

GAA

690:08

16

2.09

Saves

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I

Sv%

W-L-T

GP-GS

25 .610

4-3-0

3-2

Min.

GA

GAA

Saves

Sv%

W-L-T

193:57

5

2.32

6

.545

1-1-0

Matt Sprague • #4 Senior • Forward • 5-7 • 159 Spencerport, N.Y./Spencerport HS 2008: Did not appear in any games. 2007: Played in 15 games and made two starts … Made his first career start at Iona … Credited with one shot … Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. 2006: Saw action in four contests. Before Canisius: Won two varsity letters in soccer at Spencerport High School where he played for head coach Tom Etsler … Named first-team All-Monroe County … Also chosen to the All-Greater Rochester (N.Y.) honorable mention list … Recorded six goals and 12 assists for the Rangers. Personal: Born March 26, 1988 … Son of John and Lisa Sprague … Two brothers, Patrick and Christopher … Majoring in accounting.

Sprague’s Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 Totals

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 4-0 0 0 0 0 0 15-2 0 0 0 1 0 19-2 0 0 0 1 0

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I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 4-0 0 0 0 0 0 6-2 0 0 0 1 0 10-2 0 0 0 1 0


MEN’S SOCCER • PLAYER PROFILES

Adam Studniarek • #5 Senior • Back • 6-2 • 185 Jelenia Gora, Poland/Winchendon School 2008: One of three players to start all 20 games for Canisius, splitting time between forward and back … Scored a career-best three goals during his junior season … Tallied his first collegiate game-winning goal against Wright State, helping the Griffs to the UB Fall Classic title … Also scored goals against Duquesne and Rider … Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. 2007: Played in all 20 games, making 19 starts in the midfield … Ranked fourth on the team with seven points after collecting two goals and three assists … Scored his second career goal against No. 25 Connecticut in the season opener … Scored the Griffs’ lone goal in an overtime loss to St. Bonaventure on the road … Two of his three assists came against MAAC opponents. 2006: Played in all 16 games and made 15 starts … Spent the first half of the season at center back before moving into a defensive midfielder role … Scored one goal and took nine shots … Registered four shots on goal … His tally came in a 4-0 victory against Rider. Personal: Born July 26, 1988 … Son of Pawel and Anna Studniarek … One brother, Krzysztof … Grew up playing soccer in Poland … Majoring in psychology.

Studniarek’s Career Statistics Year 2006 2007 2008 Totals

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 16-15 1 0 2 9 0 20-19 2 3 7 15 0 20-20 3 0 6 12 1 56-54 6 3 15 36 1

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 9- 9 1 0 2 8 0 9- 9 0 2 2 8 0 9- 9 1 0 2 6 0 27-27 2 2 6 22 0

Kyle Westerholt • #9 Sophomore • Back • 6-2 • 160 Buffalo, N.Y./City Honors School 2008: Named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team … Played in all 20 games on defense with 12 starting assignments, including the final 11 games of the year … Recorded five points, two goals and one assist … Scored his first collegiate goal against Wright State, helping the Griffs to the UB Fall Classic title … Also tallied a goal against Manhattan in the season finale and added an assist against Rider … Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. Before Canisius: Played four seasons at City Honors School … Recorded 18 goals and 25 assists as a senior … Earned second-team All-Western New York honors and was named to the all-league team on two occasions. Personal: Born Aug. 3, 1987 in Buffalo, N.Y. … Son of Mark Westerholt and Elizabeth Martina … One brother, Matthew … Father played soccer at St. Bonaventure … Majoring in Spanish and biochemistry.

Westerholt’s Career Statistics Year 2008

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 20-12 2 1 5 11 0

14

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 9-9 1 1 3 4 0


PLAYER PROFILES • MEN’S SOCCER

Greg Anne • #20

Ian Buzzio • #19

Junior • Midfield • 5-9 • 150 Rensselaer, N.Y./St. Francis (Pa.)

Freshman • Forward • 5-8 • 155 Morristown, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep

Before Canisius: Played two seasons for St. Francis (Pa.), playing in 17 games with six starts … Helped Red Flash advance to Northeast Conference Championship as a freshman … Earned three letters at Columbia High School … Named to the firstteam All-Suburban Council during his senior year.

Before Canisius: Earned three letters at St. Peter’s Prep … Totaled 12 goals and seven assists … Team captain during his senior season … Earned third-team all-state accolades in 2008 … Three-time all-county selection, including first-team honors as a senior. Personal: Born September 6, 1990 in Morristown, N.J … Son of Marc and Stacey … Two brothers, Justin and Drew … Drew played soccer for the University of Rhode Island … Majoring in history.

Personal: Born November 18, 1988 in Albany, N.Y. … Son of Don and Christine Anne … One sister, Jennifer … Majoring in accounting.

Charles Crook • #18

Andrew Incho • #17

Freshman • Back • 6-1 • 185 Middleburgh, N.Y./Middleburgh HS

Freshman • Forward • 6-1 • 167 Medina, N.Y./Medina HS

Before Canisius: Played sweeper for five seasons at Middleburgh High School … Anchored the Knights’ defense during his senior season, which posted 14 shutouts, including 10-consecutive … Named to the Section II Class C All-Star Team.

Before Canisius: Earned three letters at Medina High School … Totaled nine goals and four assists during his senior season … Named team’s Offensive MVP … Earned all-league honors in 2007 and 2008 … Also a member of the baseball team at Medina.

Personal: Born April 10, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. … Son of Steve and Regina Crook … One brother, Stephen, and one sister, Alyssa.

Personal: Born Jan. 24, 1991 … Son of Jonathan and Cindy.

Adam Kingston • #2

Paul Klopfer • #24

Junior • Midfield/Back • 5-10 • 170 Abbots Langley, England/Louisburg College

Freshman • Midfield • 6-0 • 165 Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baldwinsville HS

Before Canisius: Played two seasons at Louisburg College … Team captain during his sophomore season, totaling one goal and three assists … Named the team’s 2008-09 Defensive Player of the Year and the 2007-08 Players’ Player.

Before Canisius: Earned three letters at Baldwinsville High School … Posted nine goals and 33 assists during his career, including five goals and 15 assists as a senior … Earned first-team all-county and firstteam all-league honors.

Personal: Born October 16, 1987 … Son of Jason and Loraine Kingston … One brother, Bradley, and one sister, Nikki … Majoring in physical education.

Personal: Born June 9 , 1991 in Syracuse, N.Y. … Son of Fred and Donna Klopfer … Two siblings, Kelsey and James … Majoring in physical education.

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MEN’S SOCCER • PLAYER PROFILES

Brian Koetter • #10

Sam Margetts • #10

Sophomore • Forward • 5-9 • 148 Rochester, N.Y./Univ. of Pitt-Bradford

Freshman • Forward • 5-9 • 157 Mahoenui, New Zealand/Hamilton Boys HS

Before Canisius: Played one season at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford … Appeared in 18 games with eight starts, totaling one goal and one assist … Earned two letters at Bishop Kearney High School … Recorded eight goals and 17 assists during his senior season … Named to the allsectional team and earned second-team All-Parochial School honors.

Before Canisius: Played four years at Hamilton Boys High School … Totaled 28 goals during his senior season … Earned MVP honors in 2008. Personal: Born November 10, 1990 … Son of John and Caren Margetts … One sister, Laura, and one brother, Josh. … Majoring in marketing.

Personal: Born September 20, 1989 in Rochester, N.Y. … Son of Paul and Joanne Koetter … One brother, Kevin … Majoring in athletic training.

Jared Ott • #26

Casper Rej-Kleczek • #25

Freshman • Midfield • 5-11 • 175 Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep

Freshman • Forward • 6-3 • 175 Toronto, Ontario/St. Jean de Brebeuf

Before Canisius: Played four seasons at Mercyhurst Prep … Earned all-county and all-region accolades during his career.

Before Canisius: Member of the St. Jean de Brebeuf soccer team, playing the striker position … Also played center on the basketball team.

Personal: Born April 23, 1991 in Erie, Pa. … Son of John and Jennifer Ott … Two sisters, Lauren and Emily, and one brother, Josh … Lauren played soccer at Duquesne … Majoring in anthropology.

Personal: Born June 6, 1991 … Son of Grazyna Rej and Slawomiir Kleczek … Majoring in marketing.

Nick Sperrazza • #22

Regan Steele • #16

Freshman • Back • 5-8 • 180 Amherst, N.Y./Canisius HS

Freshman • Midfield • 6-0 • 170 Lower Hutt, New Zealand/Hutt Valley HS

Before Canisius: Earned two letters at Canisius High School … Totaled three goals and eight assists … Earned All-Catholic accolades in 2007 … Also played four years of tennis at Canisius, placing third in the All-Catholic league in 2007 and 2008.

Before Canisius: Played two seasons at Hutt Valley High School … Earned team MVP honors. Personal: Born Feb. 1, 1991 … Son of Milton Steele and Janet VanHooff … One brother, Logan, and one sister, Jamey … Majoring in international business.

Personal: Born June 7, 1990 … Son of Ralph and Lynn Sperrazza … Father and uncle both attended Canisius … One sister, Alexandra … Majoring in English education.

Sam Zarka • #13 Freshman • Midfield • 5-10 • 162 Paris, France/Colaiste Ide Before Canisius: Played midfield for Colaiste Ide from 2008-2009 … Totaled six goals and six assists … Also played soccer for F.C. Issy. Personal: Born June 11, 1987 … Son of Yves and Patricia Zarka … Four siblings, Mark, Dylan, Sarah and Ethan … Majoring in economics.

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2008 IN REVIEW • MEN’S SOCCER

2008 Results Aug. 29 Aug. 31 Sept. 5 Sept. 7 Sept. 13 Sept. 14 Sept. 20 Sept. 24 Sept. 28 Oct. 3 Oct. 5 Oct. 10 Oct. 12 Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct. 31 Nov. 2 Nov. 7 Nov. 9

at Syracuse BUCKNELL vs. Detroit ~ vs. Wright State ~ QUINNIPIAC ST. BONAVENTURE at Hartford BUFFALO at Robert Morris DUQUESNE WESTERN MICHIGAN RIDER * No. 12 LOYOLA * NIAGARA * at Marist * at Siena * IONA * FAIRFIELD * at Saint Peter’s * at Manhattan *

L, 0-3 L, 4-5 W, 3-1 W, 5-1 L, 2-3 T, 1-1 (OT) L, 0-3 L, 0-3 L, 0-3 W, 5-3 W, 2-1 (OT) W, 3-0 L, 0-5 L, 0-4 W, 3-0 L, 0-2 L, 1-2 L, 0-4 W, 2-1 L, 3-4 (OT)

* MAAC Game ~ UB Fall Classic (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Alan McGreal led the Griffs with 26 points, seven goals and 12 assists in 2008. His 12 helpers are the second most in school history.

Individual Statistics o. N 7 2 3 21 5 9 19 6 11 10 15 8 25 4 12 22 20 18 14 13 1 0

Player Alan McGreal Brian Patterson Eddie Powell Victor Gonzalez Adam Studniarek Kyle Westerholt Brendan Brody Sean Vella Hector Rodriguez Pablo Lopez Zak DuGuay Jason Marks Ben Rowell Chris Carpenter Peter Leoni Ryan Jorgensen J.J. Hughes Aaron Gartner Mike Globits Lyndon Pompey Luke Seymour Adam Miller Total Opponents

o. N 1 0

Player Luke Seymour Adam Miller Totals Opponents

I--------------------------- Overall ---------------------------I GP-GS G A Pts Shots Sh% GW 20-20 7 12 26 57 .123 2 18-17 5 3 13 17 .294 0 18-17 6 0 12 25 .240 0 20-20 4 4 12 27 .148 1 20-20 3 0 6 12 .250 1 20-12 2 1 5 11 182 0 14- 9 2 0 4 10 .200 1 13-13 2 0 4 4 .500 0 17- 4 1 2 4 7 .143 1 14- 5 1 0 2 4 .250 1 5- 1 1 0 2 1 1.000 0 18-11 0 1 1 11 .000 0 7- 0 0 1 1 2 .000 0 19-12 0 0 0 27 .000 0 15- 6 0 0 0 4 .000 0 4- 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 10- 8 0 0 0 0 .000 0 7- 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 16-11 0 0 0 0 .000 0 18-13 0 0 0 0 .000 0 10- 7 0 0 0 0 .000 0 13-13 0 0 0 0 .000 0 20 34 24 92 219 .155 7 20 49 40 138 364 .135 12 GP-GS 9- 7 13-13 20 20

Min. 690:08 1145:29 1835:37 1835:37

GA GAA Saves 16 2.09 25 33 2.59 68 49 2.40 96 34 1.67 84

Sv% .610 .673 .662 .712

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W-L-T 4-3-0 3-9-1 7-12-1 12-7-1

I---------------------------- MAAC --------------------------- I GP-GS G A Pts Shots Sh% GW 9-9 2 4 8 14 .143 1 9-8 2 2 6 7 .286 0 9-9 3 0 6 15 .200 0 9-9 2 0 4 12 .167 1 9-9 1 0 2 6 .167 0 9-9 1 1 3 4 .250 0 4-4 0 0 0 5 .000 0 2-2 0 0 0 0 .000 0 8-1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 9-4 1 0 2 3 .333 1 2-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 8-4 0 1 1 4 .000 0 3-0 0 0 0 1 .000 0 9-7 0 0 0 14 .000 0 5-4 0 0 0 1 .000 0 3-1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 6-3 0 0 0 0 .000 0 9-7 0 0 0 0 .000 0 4-2 0 0 0 0 .000 0 7-7 0 0 0 0 .000 0 9 12 8 32 86 .140 3 9 22 21 65 169 .130 6 GP-GS 3-2 7-7 9 9

Min. 193:57 619:48 813:45 813:45

GA GAA Saves 5 2.32 6 17 2.47 48 22 2.43 55 12 1.33 38

Sv% .545 .738 .714 .760

W-L-T 1-1-0 2-5-0 3-6-0 6-3-0


MEN’S SOCCER • CAREER RECORDS

Points Player 1. Alan McGreal Gianfranco Gallo 3. Tony Burke 4. Remy Jackson 5. Matt Kiechle 6. Ryan Puntiri 7. Brad Kenny 8. Chris Robey 9. Rudy Bersani 10. Matt Radomski

Years 2006- 1986-89 1993-96 1987-90 1993-96 1996-99 1998-01 2002-04 1983-87 1985-88

G 25 27 34 23 21 15 22 20 18 8

A 25 21 6 16 17 28 7 10 9 26

P 75 75 74 62 59 58 51 50 45 42

John Ford stopped 414 shots from 1995 to 1998, the second most in school history.

Saves

Goals Player 1. Tony Burke 2. Gianfranco Gallo 3. Alan McGreal 4. Remy Jackson 5. Brad Kenny 6. Matt Kiechle 7. Chris Robey 8. Rudy Bersani Charlie Williams 10. Ryan Puntiri

Years 1993-96 1986-89 2006- 1987-90 1998-01 1993-96 2002-04 1983-87 1996-00 1996-99

Goals 34 27 25 23 22 21 20 18 18 15

Years 1996-99 1985-88 2006- 1986-89 1993-96 1987-90 1995-98 1994-97 2000-03 2002-04

Assists 28 26 25 21 17 16 14 13 12 10

Player 1. Nick Christou 2. John Ford 3. Dave Borchard 4. Todd White 5. Dave Dimitroff

GP 56 56 65 40 30

Saves 516 414 374 348 205

Save Percentage Player 1. Pete Fadely 2. Adam Sleyzak 3. Matt Houghton 4. Todd White 5. Nick Christou

Assists Player 1. Ryan Puntiri 2. Matt Radmoski 3. Alan McGreal 4. Gianfranco Gallo 5. Matt Kiechle 6. Remy Jackson 7. Adam Lonergan 8. Jay Joseph 9. Al Franjoine 10. Chris Robey

Years 1992-95 1995-98 1999-02 1989-91 1987-88

Years 1989, 91-92 2003-05 2003-06 1989-91 1992-95

GA 31 31 49 95 147

Saves 142 124 189 348 516

Pct. .821 .800 .794 .786 .778

GA 31 49 135 95 129

GAA 1.43 1.57 2.15 2.29 2.31

Goals Against Average Player 1. Adam Sleyzak 2. Matt Houghton 3. Dave Borchard 4. Todd White 5. John Ford

Years 2003-05 2003-06 1999-02 1989-91 1995-98

Minutes 1945 2815 5664 3726 5017

Goalie Wins Player 1. Dave Borchard 2. Nick Christou John Ford 4. Dave Dimitroff 5. Tom Rocca

Years 1999-02 1992-92 1995-98 1987-88 1980-81

Wins 17 16 16 12 10

Years 1992-92 1999-02 2003-06 1980-81 1989-91

Shutouts 11 10 7 6 6

Shutouts Player 1. Nick Christou 2. Dave Borchard 3. Matt Houghton 4. Tom Rocca Todd White

Matt Kiechle ranks fifth in school history with 59 career points, sixth with 21 career goals and fifth with 17 career assists.

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RECORD BOOK • MEN’S SOCCER

Saves Player 1. Nick Christou 2. Rich Pikuzinski 3. Todd White 4. John Ford 5. Tom Rocca

Year 1994 1983 1990 1996 1981

GP 17 15 18 19 11

Saves 177 166 161 155 139

Save Percentage Player 1. Nick Christou 2. Matt Houghton 3. Nick Christou 4. Adam Sleyzak 5. Todd White

Matt Houghton owns the single-season school record for goals against average, posting a 1.10 mark during the 2006 season.

Season Points Player 1. Remy Jackson 2. Gianfranco Gallo Tony Burke Alan McGreal 5. Rudy Bersani 6. Ryan Puntiri 7. Matt Kiechle Alan McGreal 9. Brad Kenny 10. Gianfranco Gallo

Year 1987 1987 1995 2007 1984 1999 1995 2008 1999 1998

G 13 10 16 12 12 8 10 7 9 9

A 10 13 1 9 5 11 6 12 5 4

Year 1995 1987 1984 2007 1987 1995 1971 1984 1988 1999 2003

Player 1. Matt Houghton 2. Todd Rocca 3. Adam Sleyzak 4. Adam Sleyzak 5. Nick Christou

Saves 177 61 107 107 161

Pct. .831 .824 .817 .816 .813

Year 2006 1980 2004 2003 1995

Minutes 1063 1350 932 833 1301

GA 13 19 14 13 24

GAA 1.10 1.27 1.35 1.40 1.66

Goalie Wins Player 1. Todd Rocca 2. Adam Catley 3. Dave Dimitroff Dave Borchard 5. Nick Christou

Goals 16 13 12 12 10 10 9 9 9 9 9

Years 1980 2007 1987 1999 1994

Wins 9 8 7 7 6

Years 1980 1990 1994 1995 1999 2001

Shutouts 4 4 4 4 4 4

Shutouts Player 1. Tom Rocca Todd White Nick Christou Nick Christou Dave Borchard Dave Borchard

Single-Game Records

Season Assists Player 1. Gianfranco Gallo 2. Alan McGreal 3. Matt Radomski Ryan Puntiri 5. Remy Jackson 6. Ryan Puntiri 7. Alan McGreal 8. Jay Joseph 9. Matt Radomski Matt Tyczka Matt Kiechle

GA 26 13 24 24 37

Goals Against Average

P 36 33 33 33 29 27 26 26 23 22

Season Goals Player 1. Tony Burke 2. Remy Jackson 3. Rudy Bersani Alan McGreal 5. Giafranco Gallo Matt Kiechle 7. Paul Zach Paul Tryjankowski Gianfranco Gallo Brad Kenny Chris Robey

Year 1994 2006 1995 2004 1990

Year 1987 2008 1987 1999 1987 1998 2007 1998 1988 1994 1995

Individual

Assists 13 12 11 11 10 10 9 7 6 6 6

Most Points: Most Goals: Most Assists: Most Saves:

12 (5g, 2a), Gianfranco Gallo, vs. Brockport, 1988 5, Gianfranco Gallo, vs. Brockport, 1988 3, Paul Zach, 1972 3, Gianfranco Gallo, 1986 3, Nate Fillmore, 1997 3, Ryan Puntiri, 1997, 1998, 1999 21, Tom Rocca, vs. St. Bonaventure, 1981

Team Most goals: Most assists:

19

10, vs. Daemen, 1985 10, vs. Niagara, 1994 8, vs. Niagara, 1995


MEN’S SOCCER • RECORD BOOK

Team Records

The 1987 team set a number of team records, including most points, most assists and longest unbeaten streak.

Year-by-Year Results

W-L-T

1965 0-3-0 1966 0-4-0 1967 0-7-0 1968 4-5-0 1969 0-10-0 1970 0-11-0 1971 1-10-2 1972 4-8-1 1973 2-8-2 1974 1-10-1 1975 3-9-0 1976 5-3-3 1977 2-5-5 1978 2-9-1 1979 2-9-1 1980 9-6-0 1981 1-7-3 1982 1-13-0 1983 4-10-1 1984 6-10-1 1985 4-8-1 1986 3-10-2 1987 7-6-4 1988 5-9-0 1989 3-14-0 1990 5-13-0 1991 1-12-2 1992 5-10-0 1993 2-15-0 1994 6-8-3 1995 7-8-2 1996 5-12-2 1997 4-15-0 1998 5-13-0 1999 7-11-2 2000 3-13-1 2001 5-11-2 2002 5-12-1 2003 4-11-4 2004 5-11-1 2005 3-12-3 2006 6-8-2 2007 8-12-0 2008 7-12-1 Total 162-423-55

Pct.

MAAC

.000 .000 .000 .444 .000 .000 .143 .346 .250 .125 .250 .591 .375 .208 .208 .600 .227 .071 .300 .382 .346 .267 .529 .357 .176 .278 .133 .333 .118 .441 .471 .316 .210 .278 .400 .206 .333 .306 .316 .324 .250 .438 .400 .375 .296

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 1-4-0 3-5-0 1-6-1 2-5-0 0-7-0 2-4-1 3-3-1 4-1-2 3-6-0 2-7-0 3-4-2 2-7-0 3-6-0 3-5-1 3-5-1 4-4-1 2-6-1 4-4-1 5-4-0 3-6-0 53-99-12

Head Coach Dave Markey Dr. A. Allan Alexander Dr. A. Allan Alexander Dr. A. Allan Alexander Dr. A. Allan Alexander Dr. A. Allan Alexander Dr. A. Allan Alexander Dr. A. Allan Alexander Dan Amendola Steven Mechtler Mike Gomez Mike Gomez Jim Clauss Steve Achromovitch Steve Achromovitch Steve Achromovitch Steve Achromovitch Dennis Butler Dennis Butler Mario Citriniti Rick Schmitt Rick Schmitt Rick Schmitt Rick Schmitt Rick Schmitt Greg Reeds Greg Reeds Greg Reeds Greg Reeds Greg Reeds Greg Reeds Greg Reeds Dave Kreger Dave Kreger Dave Kreger Dave Kreger Jim Hesch Jim Hesch Jim Hesch Jim Hesch Jim Hesch Jim Hesch Jim Hesch Jim Hesch

Most Wins: Most Losses: Most Ties:

9, 1980 15, 1993 and 1997 5 ,1977

Winning Streak: Unbeaten Streak: Losing Streak: Winless Streak:

4, 1980 5, 1987 (3-2-0) 14, 1993 14, 1993

Most Shutouts: Most Shutouts Against:

5, 2003 10, 1989 and 1996

Most Points: Most Goals: Goals Per Game: Most Assists: Fewest Goals:

129 (37g, 55a), 1987 40, 1995 2.50, 1995 55, 1987 7, 1978

Most Saves: Goals Against Avg. Most Goals Allowed: Fewest Goals Allowed:

177, 1994 1.45, 2006 83, 1993 19, 1980

All-Time Series History Akron Albany Alfred Tech. Alfred State Allegheny Alliance Appalachian St. Army Binghamton Bowling Green Brockport State Brooklyn Bucknell Buffalo State Buffalo Central Conn. Central Michigan Cleveland State Colgate Connecticut Daemen Davidson Dayton Detroit Duquesne Eastern Michigan Edinboro Eisenhower Erie CC Fairfield Fordham Fredonia Gannon Geneseo Georgetown Hartford High Point Hilbert Holy Cross Houghton

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W-L-T 0-2-0 0-3-0 0-1-1 0-4-0 4-2-0 1-7-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 1-0-1 3-2-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 5-20-2 8-25-4 0-4-0 1-0-1 0-4-1 1-4-1 0-1-0 7-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 2-6-0 4-3-0 0-3-1 0-3-0 5-4-1 4-6-1 1-16-4 0-1-0 1-13-0 4-13-2 3-10-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 1-0-0 3-0-0 0-2-0 1-15-1

Pct. .000 .000 .250 .000 .667 .125 .000 .000 .000 .750 .600 .000 .000 .222 .270 .000 .750 .100 .250 .000 1.000 .000 .000 .250 .571 .125 .000 .550 .409 .143 .000 .071 .263 .230 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 .000 .088

W-L-T Pct. Iona 6-12-3 .357 Ithaca 0-1-0 .000 John Carroll 1-1-0 .500 Lafayette 0-0-1 .500 LaSalle 1-1-0 .500 LeMoyne 0-10-1 .045 Loyola Chicago 0-2-0 .000 Loyola (Md.) 1-19-0 .050 Maine 2-0-0 1.000 Manhattan 7-10-2 .421 Marist 3-10-0 .231 Mercyhurst 0-5-1 .083 Michigan State 0-2-0 .000 Nazareth 0-4-0 .000 Niagara 21-25-3 .459 North Adams St. 0-0-1 .500 Oneonta 3-11-0 .214 PSU Behrend 0-1-1 .250 Pittsburgh 1-13-1 .100 Quinnipiac 0-2-1 .167 Rhode Island 0-1-0 .000 Rider 5-8-0 .385 RIT 0-1-1 .250 Rochester 0-5-2 .143 Robert Morris 1-8-2 .182 Roberts Wesleyan 6-6-1 .500 St. Bonaventure 10-23-7 .338 St. Francis (Pa.) 3-8-0 .273 St. John Fisher 4-8-3 .366 Saint Peter’s 12-7-1 .625 Seneca 0-0-1 .500 Siena 8-12-1 .405 Spring Arbor 1-1-0 .500 Stony Brook 0-1-0 .000 Syracuse 0-8-0 .000 Valparaiso 2-1-0 .667 Va. Commonwealth 1-1-0 .500 West Virginia 0-1-1 .250 Western Michigan 2-4-0 .333 Wright State 1-2-0 .333


Golden Griffin Soccer Highlights Under Head Coach Jim Hesch • Won eight games in 2007, the most in the program’s Division I history. • Won a MAAC Tournament game and advanced to the semifinals for only the second time in school history in 2007. • The senior class in 2008 graduated with more wins than any other class in the program’s history. • Fabien Lewis was named the 2003 MAAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, while Alan McGreal earned 2006 Rookie of the Year accolades. • Eight players have earned All-MAAC honors. • Two Griffs have been honored as MAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


Demske Sports Complex


The Demske Sports Complex underwent a facelift during the summer of 2008, replacing the old AstroTurf with FieldTurf. The Center for Athletic Training opened in the summer of 2007.


MAAC 2008 MAAC Soccer Review MAAC Standings Conf. Rec. Loyola 9-0-0 Siena 7-2-0 Fairfield 6-3-0 Niagara 5-3-1 Iona 5-4-0 Saint Peter’s 5-4-0 Canisius 3-6-0 Manhattan 2-5-2 Rider 1-8-0 Marist 0-8-1

Pts. 27 21 18 16 15 15 9 8 3 1

Overall 18- 2-1 9- 8-1 11- 8-0 11- 6-3 11- 6-1 9- 8-2 7-12-1 4-13-2 2-15-2 3-13-2

MAAC Championship Semifinals (1) Loyola 3, (4) Niagara 0 (3) Fairfield 4, (2) Siena 0 Championship Fairfield 1, Canisius 0 MAAC at the NCAA Championship First Round Connecticut 1, Fairfield 0 Second Round UNC Greensboro 2, (9) Loyola 1 (OT)

Victor Gonzalez • 2008 All-MAAC Second Team

Alan McGreal • 2008 All-MAAC Second Team


Adam Miller • 2008 MAAC All-Rookie Team

Kyle Westerholt • 2008 MAAC All-Rookie Team


Canisius College


Undergraduate Majors & Programs College of Arts and Sciences Anthropology Art History Biochemistry Bioinformatics Biology Chemistry Clinical Laboratory Science Communication Studies Computer Science (BA and BS) Criminal Justice Digital Media Arts Economics (BA) English Environmental Science European Studies History International Relations Mathematics and Statistics Modern Languages: French, German, Spanish Music Philosophy Physics Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Sociology Urban Studies

Pre-Professional Programs Dental Early Assurance of Admission Joint Degree Programs: Dental Medicine, Optometric Medicine, Osteopathic Medicine and Podiatric Medicine Medical Early Assurance of Admission Pre-Dental Pre-Engineering Pre-Law Pre-Medical Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Veterinary

Richard J. Wehle School of Business Accounting Accounting Information Systems Economics (BS) Entrepreneurship Finance Information Systems International Business Management Marketing

School of Education and Human Services Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Physical Education/Health Education Special Education Teacher Education: Early Childhood Education (Birth to Grade 2) Childhood Education (Grades 1 - 6) Adolescence Education (Grades 7 - 12)


Academic Services Canisius College Academic Services provides academic, personal and career support programs that foster the total development for the studentathletes. A comprehensive program on life skills provides student-athletes with educational experiences. Service programs preparing students for the demands of a well-balanced lifestyle are also provided. Academic Services for Student-Athletes offers the guidance and direction needed to prepare student-athletes for success beyond graduation.

Academic Advisor for Athletics Services The Academic Advisor for Athletics provides the following support services to best serve the student-athletes at Canisius: • Provide effective academic advising; conduct individual advising appointments with student-athletes who have concerns abut their major choice, progress toward graduation, grades, or any other aspects that may impede their success toward graduation and NCAA eligibility. • Pay particular attention to the “at-risk” student-athletes and students who have not yet chosen a major course of study. • Schedule meetings with designated student-athletes to assist in the monitoring of academic progress. • Assist student-athletes with the development of academic recovery plans. • Develop travel contracts for student-athletes to share with their course instructors. • Provide assistant with scholarship and award applications.

Study Hall/ Tutorial Program In order to assist student-athletes in achieving optimal academic performance, the Athletic Department provides a Study Hall Program. Study hall is open to all student-athletes and is an opportunity to do academic work at consistent time in a quiet place where tutors are available to answer questions and concerns. 
 Study hall is to be used for course work only. 
A total of six hours each week are required for all first semester freshmen and first semester transfers.

Tutoring Services 
 The college offers free tutoring to all Canisius College students. If you have any questions regarding a tutor, or need assistance setting up a time to meet with someone from the College’s Tutorial Program, contact Danielle LaMarre, Academic Advisor for Athletics.

2008 MAAC All-Academic Team

Marc Garrison Accounting

Peter Leoni Accounting

Lyndon Pompey Finance

Eddie Powell Communications

Adam Studniarek Psychology

Kyle Westerholt Biology


A new computer lab was added to the Koessler Athletic Center during the 2008-09 season, available to athletes every day during the school year.


Buffalo Fascinating Facts • All Cheerios are made here. • Niagara Falls, one of the seven wonders of the world, is located 20 minutes away from Buffalo. • Chicken wings were first served at the Anchor Bar on Main Street in 1964. • Kleinhans Music Hall, a National Historic Landmark, is considered one of the five acoustically perfect buildings in the world. • In 1905, the NAACP was founded in the region, with its first national conference in Buffalo. • Two hundred miles of fresh water shore border the area. • Buffalo was the first city in the United States to light streets with electricity. • Buffalo is the only city in the United States to boast five Frank Lloyd Wright designed homes. • More bagels are made in Buffalo than any other U.S. city. • Buffalo is home to more than 50 public and private art galleries, the country’s largest intact park system designed by Frederick Law Olmstead and Calvert Vaux, and more buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright than any other city except Chicago. • The Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, formerly the Wilcox residence, was the scene of the inauguration of Theodore Roosevelt as President of the United States on September 14, 1901, following the assassination of William McKinley. • Forest Lawn Cemetery, located across the street from Canisius College, is the resting place of President Millard Fillmore, General Albert J. Meyer (founder of National Weather Service), Chief Red Jacket of the Seneca Indians and William G. Fargo, co-organizer of the first transcontinental Express Service. • Home of Samuel Clemens, who worked as the managing editor of them Buffalo Express Newspapers, Grover Cleveland, the 22nd and 24th President of the United States, and Warren Spahn, the Hall of Fame pitcher, who is the winningest left-hander of all time with 363 victories.


Tradition of Excellence 2008-09 Canisius Athletics Highlights • Natalia Tarasova of the synchronized swimming team won the national championship in the solo event. As a team, Canisius finished third at U.S. Collegiate National Championship. • The Canisius softball team captured its 12th MAAC Championship since 1990 to advanced to the NCAA Tournament. • The women’s basketball team won a schoolrecord 24 games and earned its second postseason invitation in the program’s history with a trip to the Women’s NIT. • Three Griffs were drafted after graduating from Canisius. Matt Friedman of the men’s lacrosse team was taken by the Buffalo Bandits in the sixth round of the NLL Draft, while Kevin Mahoney and Kevin Mailloux were selected in the MLB Draft. • Two former Griffs competed in the Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. • Three Canisius coaches were named the MAAC Coach of the Year. • Marie Warner of the women’s basketball team was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team.


Natalia Tarasova 2009 National Champion

Mark Miyashita No. 1 pick in the 2003 NLL Draft

Kevin Mahoney MAAC Player of the Year NY Yankee Draft Pick

Marie Warner Academic All-American


Department of Athletics What is a Griffin? The Griffin is a mythical creature of supposed gigantic size that has the head, forelegs and wings of an eagle and the hindquarters, tail and ears of a lion. They are well known for their speed, ability to fly and having eyes like an eagle as well as the strength and courage of a lion. Griffins have been known for centuries as symbols of strength and vigilance, have been called “The Hounds of Zeus” in Greek mythology and are said to have mastery of both the land and sky. They are thought to be from India, where the natives of the land made their talons and claws into drinking cups because the talon of a Griffin was said to detect poison in a liquid. Griffins would find gold in the mountains and line their nests with it and as a result, were forced to become great guardians of the nests to keep the hunters away. According to Charles A. Brady in Canisius College The First Hundred Years, “Though the problems of when and where the Griffin began his reign as King Herald of the Canisius College of Arms are not easily settled, the whence is simple to establish. Our Griffin flew to us from the prow of LaSalle’s lost Griffon, the Flying Dutchman of the Great Lakes, which disappeared after making a safe voyage from the Niagara River to the Strait of Detroit. LaSalle’s illfated caravel, the first ship ever built on America’s inland seas, with its 45 tons and five cannons, had its beakhead adorned ‘with a flying Griffin, and an eagle above it,’ in honor of the two heraldic beasts on the armorial bearing of the great Frontenac.” The Griffin became the symbol for Canisius athletics in the mid-1930s. Steve Weller wrote in The Buffalo News Jan. 22, 1962, “You can have your Chihuahuas, Piranhas, Horned Frogs and Iguanas. The best all-around athletic mascot in business today has to be the beast adopted by Canisius College – the Golden Griffin.”


2009 Canisius Male Athlete of the Year Kevin Mailloux was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 2009 MLB Draft, while Female Athlete of the Year Natalia Tarasova won the solo event at the U.S. Collegiate Championships.

Battle of the Bridge

Student-Athlete of the Year

During the 2006-07 athletic season, Canisius College and Niagara University developed an all-sports competition, in an effort to enhance the historic rivalry between the Golden Griffins and Purple Eagles. Previous Results 2006-07: Niagara 24, Canisius 10 2007-08: Canisius 21, Niagara 13 2008-09: Canisius 23, Niagara 11

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Female Athlete Heather Forester (Synchro) Shauna Geronzin (Basketball) Jénel Stevens (Basketball) Jénel Stevens (Basketball) Andrea Bunten (Softball) Whitney Card (Lacrosse) Jess Stackhouse (Volleyball) Katie Miranto (Softball) Natalia Tarasova (Synchro)

Male Athlete Stephen Fabiilli (Hockey) Tom Zabawa (Football) Mark Miyashita (Lacrosse) Rob Martin (Hockey) Matt Vinc (Lacrosse) Matt Mazurek (Baseball) Kevin Ross (Lacrosse) Alan McGreal (Soccer) Kevin Mailloux (Baseball)

Canisius College Head Coaches

Jim Hesch Men’s Soccer

Cathy Hummel Volleyball

Todd Hummel Golf

Mike McRae Baseball

Randy Mearns Men’s Lacrosse

Pete Osmond Cross Country

Tom Parrotta Men’s Basketball

Mike Rappl Softball

Dave Smith Hockey

Scott Teeter Women’s Lacrosse

Scott Vanderzell Swimming & Diving

Jim Wendling Women’s Soccer

Jill Wright Synchro Swimming

Terry Zeh Women’s Basketball


Administration Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, S.J. President President of Canisius College since 1993, Rev. Vincent M. Cooke, S.J. has transformed Canisius College from a commuter college serving primarily the Western New York market into a residential comprehensive university drawing students from across the Northeast and beyond. Under Father Cooke’s leadership, Canisius has invested nearly $142 million in 24 major capital projects on the Main street campus, including $85 million in eight major residence hall projects during this time. Plans to develop Science Hall, an interdisciplinary science center at the college, are underway. Educating students for the demands of an ever-changing world is a high priority for Father Cooke. New majors in emerging fields such as bioinformatics, international business, accounting information systems, health and human performance and digital media arts have recently been added to Canisius’ comprehensive curriculum. Canisius faculty, students and staff are heavily involved in a wide variety of service learning and volunteer activities throughout Western New York and beyond. Father Cooke received high marks in a Buffalo News poll of Western New York leaders which ranked Father Cooke as the second most influential civic leader and the college as the second most influential institution overall in terms of their positive impact on the community. Father Cooke was also recognized by The Buffalo News as one of its Outstanding Citizens for 2001 and named the 2003 Renaissance Man by the Buffalo Renaissance Foundation (BRF). He received the 2005 Humanitarian Award from the Niagara Lutheran Foundation, and the National Federation for Just Communities (NFJC) of Western New York presented Father Cooke with a 2007 Citation Award for his community leadership. In early 2008, Father Cooke served as a delegate at the Jesuits’ General Congregation 35 that elected Father Adolfo Nicolas as the new General of the Society of Jesus. Father Cooke was also a delegate at General Congregation 33 in 1983 that elected Father Peter-Hans Kolvenbach as General. Prior to joining the Canisius community, Father Cooke served as executive and academic vice president of John Carroll University. Born in New York and raised in Hoboken, NJ, Father Cooke received a bachelor of arts degree from Fordham University in 1960; a Licentiate in philosophy from Loyola Seminary, Shrub Oak, in 1961; master’s degrees in teaching and philosophy in 1962 and 1965; respectively, from Fordham; advanced theology degrees from Woodstock College in 1967 and Yale University in 1968; and a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1971. Father Cooke’s academic area of expertise focuses on ethics, the theory of knowledge and the philosophy of language. Father Cooke is currently a member of the board of trustees of Fordham University, and a member of the finance committee of the New York Province of the Society of Jesus.

Dr. Ellen Conley Vice President for Student Affairs Ellen O. Conley, PhD, a member of the Canisius Community since 1970, was named vice president for student affairs in 1998. One of her many accomplishments in her role as vice president includes spearheading the upgrade of the athletics program at the college. Dr. Conley earned a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock State College (1967), advanced education degrees from the University of Pittsburgh (1968) and Buffalo State (1973) and a doctorate in higher education from the University at Buffalo (1981). During her tenure as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Conley supported the formation of the School of Education and Human Services, developed a mentoring program for new faculty, initiated the development of majors in criminal justice and environmental science and guided the initiative to implement a Master of Science in Organizational Communication and Development. She also established the Fine Arts Department and facilitated the development of MusiCanisius, which has since evolved into the ArtsCanisius program. While acting dean, she coordinated the promotion of the school’s graduate education program to the Canadian market and guided the implementation of the Master in Sport Administration. From 1987-89, Dr. Conley was the assistant director of athletics for women’s sports and financial aid, and from 1987-90, she was the athletic scholarship coordinator. Under her direction, the women’s athletic program was formed and grew from one club level team to seven varsity teams. In addition, she implemented and monitored an athletic scholarship program for men’s and women’s non-revenue producing sports. From 1982-1990 Dr. Conley served as chair of the undergraduate Physical Education Major Program and Coordinator of the Physical Education Graduate Program. In 1989, she developed alternative curricular tracks for physical education majors to enhance enrollment, and in 1986, she co-wrote the New York State Professional Preparation Council’s position paper for “Strengthening Teaching in New York State.”


Bill Maher Director of Athletics Named Director of Athletics in May 2005, Bill Maher is in his fifth year back in the Blue and Gold. Since taking over at Canisius, Golden Griffin athletic teams have won 18 conference or regional championships, with the softball team advancing to the NCAA Tournament in each of the past three seasons and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament 11 times in the last 15 seasons. The 2008-09 women’s basketball team set the program’s Division I record with 24 wins and advanced to the Women’s NIT for the first time in program history. The 2008 women’s soccer team won a program-record six MAAC games and advanced to a four-team MAAC Tournament for the first time since 1994. The synchronized swimming program won its 12th consecutive ECAC Championship in 2009 and also finished second at the U.S. Collegiate Championships for the second consecutive season.

The Maher File Birthplace: Avon, N.Y. Family: Wife Kristin, sons Danny and David

Education Canisius College (B.A. 1989) East Stroudsburg University (M.S. 1990)

Career Canisius College (2005-Present) Director of Athletics University at Buffalo (1998-2005) Interim Athletic Director Senior Associate Athletic Director Assistant Athletic Director/Compliance

The 2008 men’s lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program hisCanisius College (1991-1998) tory and won a share of the regular-season MAAC Championship for the second time in three seasons. Assistant AD for Compliance Director of Intramurals and Facility Supervisor The 2008 baseball program earned a share of the regular-season title for the first time in 14 years, set a program record with 41 wins and has advanced to the MAAC Tournament each of the past three seasons while qualifying for the MAAC Championship game for the first time in 2009. The 2006 volleyball team set a program record for victories, qualified for a four-team MAAC Tournament in 2008 for the first time since 1994 and during the past three seasons has had the most wins during any three-year stretch in program history. The hockey program has improved its standing in the Atlantic Hockey standings during each of the past three seasons. During the past four seasons, 99 student-athletes have earned all-league honors, 20 have won conference player or rookie of the year awards and 45 were voted to all-tournament teams. On the academic level during the past four athletic seasons, 273 student-athletes were named to the MAAC AllAcademic Honor Roll, while 75 hockey players made the Atlantic Hockey All-Academic Team and 15 synchronized swimmers were honored as U.S. Synchro Academic All-Americans. During the past four years, Canisius has had 13 student-athletes recognized on the district level as ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA All-Academic, including six during the 2008-09 academic year. Canisius has claimed the Battle of the Bridge and won the Canal Cup in each of the past two seasons, which is an all-sports competition with rival Niagara University. Maher has overseen renovations to the Koessler Athletic Center and the Demske Sports Complex. A new Center for Athletic Training opened in May 2007. New locker rooms were constructed for all female teams and finished in 2008 while the men and women’s basketball teams each received new locker rooms in the summer of 2008. The Demske Sports Complex received a $1.7 million facelift with the installation of new A-Turf as well as new scoreboards. Starting with the 2007-08 academic year, Maher began a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Management Council. A Canisius graduate and former assistant athletic director at the school, Maher spent seven years at the University at Buffalo and served as the Bulls’ interim athletic director from 2003-05. During his tenure as the interim athletic director at Buffalo, Maher helped UB Athletics oversee $3.6 million in capital improvements to its athletic facilities, restructure the school’s Blue & White Club fund drive for athletics, which generated $1 million during the 2003-04 season, and develop marketing campaigns which increased attendance at athletic events. He also oversaw the development of the men’s basketball program, which set a school record for victories and earned the first postseason bid in school history with an invitation to the 2005 National Invitation Tournament. Under his watch, the Bulls’ RPI increased from 284 in 2003 to as high as 34 during the 2004-05 season. Maher was a four-year letterwinner on the Canisius College football team from 1985-88 and earned All-America honorable mention honors as a senior. He received his bachelor’s degree in physical education from Canisius in 1989 and his master’s degree in sport management from East Stroudsburg University in 1990. Following an internship with the New York Knicks, Maher returned to Canisius in 1991, becoming the assistant athletic director for compliance in 1994. He became the director of compliance at the University at Buffalo in 1998, where he moved up the ranks and was named senior associate athletic director in 2002. In that role, he managed the day-to-day operations of the Division of Athletics, including the direct supervision of Buffalo’s football and men’s and women’s basketball programs, in addition to the office of compliance and the office of student-athlete services. Maher resides in East Amherst with his wife, Kristin, and sons, Danny and David.


Administration Traci Murphy

John Maddock

Senior Women’s Administrator/ Associate Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director External Affairs

Traci Murphy is in her fifth year as Associate Athletic Director and Senior Women’s Administrator for the Golden Griffins. Murphy joined the Canisius staff after spending seven seasons at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Murphy is responsible for all NCAA rules enforcement of Canisius’ 16 Division I athletic programs in addition to all areas of student-athlete welfare. She supervises compliance, academic counseling, strength and conditioning and athletic training. She also oversees the CHAMPS/Life Skills program, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Murphy is the sport supervisor for women’s soccer, men’s soccer, women’s cross country, men’s cross country, softball. She serves on MAAC committees for Athletic Administration, Finance, Gender and Minority Issues, and chairs the MAAC Swimming and Diving Committee. She also organizes the annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) at Canisius and helped found the WNY Girls in Sports Program. The program, in collaboration with the City of Buffalo Public Schools, area colleges and universities, the Bills and Girl Scout Council, focuses specifically on young girls (ages 9-12) and their involvement in sports. Murphy began her career in 1992 as associate head athletic trainer at St Mary’s and moved to ULM in 1998. She added the responsibility of senior woman administrator in 2001 which involved the monitoring of women’s sports and mentoring the SAAC. In July 2003, she was promoted to the position of director of academics, compliance and student-athlete services. Murphy worked to develop and implement an enhanced academic development and compliance program for ULM’s student-athletes and the athletics department. Prior to ULM, Murphy served five years as the head athletic trainer at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She is a 1989 graduate of West Chester University with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. In 1992, Murphy earned a master’s degree in health education from the University of Arkansas. The Maryland native and her husband, Pat, have two children, Sean (8) and Sarah (4).

John Maddock is in his 29th year with Canisius College athletics and his 13th as associate athletic director for external affairs. Originally hired as the Golden Griffins’ sports information director, the native of Washington, Ill., was named an assistant athletic director prior to the 1987-88 season and moved into his current position in 1997. Maddock is responsible for corporate partnerships, marketing and promotions, licensing, the Blue & Gold Club and ticket sales. Maddock is the sport supervisor for hockey, baseball, golf, swimming and diving and synchronized swimming. The 54-year-old Maddock oversaw the operation of the department of athletics during Spring 2005 before Bill Maher was named the director of athletics. Maddock also assisted the MAAC with plans for its 25th Anniversary celebration during the 2005-06 athletic season. He chaired the search committee for the Griffs’ head football coach in 2000 and men’s soccer coach in 1998. He serves on the Hall of Fame and the MLK Awards Selection Committees and oversaw the development of the athletic department’s current logo. He was also instrumental in planning the seasonlong 100-year anniversary celebration for men’s basketball in 2003-04. Maddock arrived at Canisius in July 1981 after spending two-and-a-half years as the administrative assistant to the athletic director at Brockport State College. Prior to his job at Brockport, he was the ticket manager for the Atlanta Braves Triple-A farm club in Richmond, Va. A graduate of Western Illinois University, Maddock received his bachelor’s degree in recreation and park administration in 1976 and his master’s degree in athletic administration in 1978. In addition to his duties at Canisius, Maddock is an active member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) and the former chair of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Committee on Committees. He also served on the CoSIDA Academic All-America Committee. Maddock spent two seasons as the public relations director for the North Atlantic Conference and served as the host for the 1990 ECAC-SIDA conference at the Buffalo Hilton. He chaired the Baseball Committee for the 1993 World University Games and was the assistant media coordinator for the 2000 NCAA Division I men’s basketball opening round games played at Buffalo’s HSBC Arena. Maddock was honored in 1998 by ECAC-SIDA with the Irving T. Marsh Award for contributions, dedication and excellence in the field of collegiate sports information. John and his wife, Priscilla, reside in Snyder with their daughters Mackenzie and Mikaela.

Canisius Athletic Administration

Judi Caserta Athletics Business Manager

Rachelle Held Director of Compliance

Danielle LaMarre Academic Advisor for Athletics

Matt Reitnour Director of Athletic Communications

Jon Rowan Strength and Conditioning Coach

Andy Smith Head Athletic Trainer

Barb Zimmerman Administrative Assistant


Greg Anne

Ian Buzzio

Jr • Rennselaer, N.Y.

Fr • Morristown, N.J.

J.J. Hughes

Andrew Incho

So • Williamsville, N.Y.

Sam Margetts

Charles Crook

Fr • Middleburgh, N.Y.

Adam Kingston

So • Albany, N.Y.

Victor Gonzalez

Sr • Caracas, Venezuela

Jr • Abbots Langley, England

Fr • Baldwinsville, N.Y.

So • Rochester, N.Y.

Brian Koetter

Peter Leoni

Adam Miller

Jared Ott

Casper Rej-Kleczek

Regan Steele

Adam Studniarek

So • Dublin, Ireland

Jason Marks

Alan McGreal

Hector Rodriguez

Luke Seymour

Nick Sperrazza

So • Canton, N.Y.

Sean Vella

Sr • Middletown, N.J.

Sr • Dublin, Ireland

Fr • Amherst, N.Y.

Kyle Westerholt So • Buffalo, N.Y.

Paul Klopfer

Mike Globits

Sr • Westlake, Ohio

Fr • Medina, N.Y.

Fr • Manoenui, New Zealand

Jr • El Paso, Texas

Zak DuGuay

So • Reading, Pa.

Matt Sprague

Sr • Spencerport, N.Y.

Sam Zarka

Fr • Paris, France

Fr • Erie, Pa.

Fr • Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Jim Hesch Head Coach

Sr • Chili, N.Y.

Fr • Toronto, Ontario

Sr • Jelenia Gora, Poland

Adam Reekie Assistant Coach


2009 SCHEDULE September

1

DREXEL

7 p.m.

4

at Cincinnati

7 p.m.

6

at Loyola (Chi.)

1 p.m.

11

CORNELL

7 p.m.

18

at St. Bonaventure

5 p.m.

20

ROBERT MORRIS

1 p.m.

25

at Western Michigan

Noon

October

2

at Duquesne

7 p.m.

4

DAYTON

1 p.m.

9

SAINT PETER’S *

7 p.m.

11

MANHATTAN *

1 p.m.

16

at Rider *

4 p.m.

18

at Loyola (Md.) *

1 p.m.

24

at Niagara *

7 p.m.

26

at Buffalo

7:30 p.m.

30

MARIST *

7 p.m.

November

1

SIENA *

Noon

6

at Iona *

2 p.m.

8

at Fairfield *

1 p.m.

13

MAAC Semifinals (at Loyola)

15

MAAC Championship (at Loyola)

* - Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Game HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS


2009 Canisius College Men's Soccer Yearbook