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2010 C A N I S I U S M E N ’ S SO CC E R M E D I A G U I D E


Greg Anne

Ryan Arvin

Kareem Gray

Sam Guibert Jr • Cholet, France

Fr • London, England

Jr • Williamsville, N.Y.

Paul Klopfer

Steve Mahon

Justin Montero

Jared Ott So • Erie, Pa.

Jr • East London, England

Zack Schwartz

Luke Seymour

Philip Smithers

Sam Zarka

Jim Hesch

Adam Reekie

Sr • Rennselaer, N.Y.

So • Gasparillo, Trinidad

So • Baldwinsville, N.Y.

Hector Rodriguez Sr • El Paso, Texas

Fr • Jupiter, Fla.

So • Cork, Ireland

Robert Ryan

Fr • Dublin, Ireland

Regan Steele

So • Lower Hutt, New Zealand

Ian Buzzio

So • Morristown, N.J.

Will Hudson

Fr • Manhattan, N.Y.

Fr • Williamsville, N.Y.

So • Paris, France

Charles Crook

Zak DuGuay

J.J. Hughes

Andrew Incho

So • Middleburgh, N.Y.

Jr • Canton, N.Y.

Head Coach

Jr • Albany, N.Y.

Gavin Falconer

Jr • Waterford, Ireland

Adam Kingston

So • Medina, N.Y.

Sr • Abbots Langley, England

Aaron Ramos-Gonzalez

Casper Rej-Kleczek

So • Carlow, Ireland

Assistant Coach

So • Toronto, Ontario

Matt Sprague

Sr • Spencerport, N.Y.


INTRODUCTION • MEN’S SOCCER

Table of Contents

2010 Golden Griffins

Men’s Soccer History

Canisius College

Season Preview................................................................2-3 Head Coach Jim Hesch..................................................... 4 Assistant Coach................................................................... 5 Support Staff........................................................................ 5 2010 Roster.......................................................................... 6 Player Profiles............................................................... 7-16 Returners......................................................................7-14 Newcomers.............................................................. 15-16

2009 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

Quick Facts

Media Information

General Information

General Information

Location . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buffalo, NY 14208 Founded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1870 Enrollment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,196 Nickname . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Golden Griffins School Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue & Gold President . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John J. Hurley 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Hill 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.

GoGriffs.com

Affiliation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA, Division I Conference . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Metro Atlantic Athletic First year of sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1968 Overall all-time record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167-435-57 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 2009 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-12-2 Conference Record/Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5-0/6th Letterwinners Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12/10 Starters Returning/Lost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4/7 Newcomers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Media Guide Credits

Coaching Staff

The Canisius men’s soccer guide was produced on a MacBook Pro with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop CS4.

Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Hesch Alma Mater/Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cortland State ‘94 Record at school (yrs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-101-16 (Nine 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Kotsko

Editor: Jason Veniskey Contributors: Matt Reitnour, Matt Lozar, Chris Hill. Photography: Tom Wolf Imaging

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MEN’S SOCCER • SEASON PREVIEW

“Alan was a great player for us and his talents are going to be greatly missed,” Hesch said. “But it also opens the door for other players. We are looking forward to other players stepping up and filling the void that Alan left. “This year, I think we can come together as a team and get the job done instead of relying on one individual to carry us. This just has the making for a more competitive and well-rounded group than last year. We are strong at all positions and are confident that everybody can get the job done.” Leading the Griffs during the 2010 season will be elected captains Adam Kingston and Hector Rodriguez. The two seniors each bring different experiences and will hope to help Canisius reach its goals this season. “Hector is in his fourth year here and he brings a lot of Canisius College experience,” Hesch said. “He will hopefully use that – both the good and the bad – to lead this team in a positive direction. Adam is in only his second year at Canisius but he brings a lot of experience from successful teams in the past. We are now hoping that he can bring some of that success here at Canisius.” Backs Kingston is in his second year anchoring the Canisius back line in 2010. The senior started all 19 games in his first season with the Griffs and will now need to anchor a talented but young unit. “Adam has gained a lot of experience since last year, coming into a new team with a lot of seniors,” Hesch said. “He had to sit back a little bit and take it all in but I feel over the course of the year, he has grown as a player and grown as a leader. Hopefully, it translates into a positive year.” Joining Kingston in the defensive unit is junior J.J. Hughes and newcomers Philip Smithers, Aaron Ramos-Gonzalez and Robert Ryan. Hughes is the second-most experienced player in the unit, starting nine games during his career. “We are lacking a little Canisius College experience at defense but we bring a wealth of playing experience from junior colleges or club ball,” Hesch said. “They have all accomplished a lot in their young careers and hopefully that will continue into this season.”

A senior captain, Hector Rodriguez leads all active players by appearing in 47 games as a Griff.

Rodriguez, sophomore Charles Crook and freshman Will Hudson round out the unit and add depth to the back line.

Gone is the winningest class in the program’s history and the school’s all-time leading scorer, but the expectations have not changed for the Canisius College men’s soccer team. The Griffs return a talented squad in 2010 and with an even deeper team, this year’s unit has visions of outperforming its predecessor.

Goalkeepers Playing behind the defensive unit this season is a trio of goalkeepers. Junior Luke Seymour, sophomore transfer Kareem Gray and freshman Ryan Arvin are all competing for playing time and the starting goalkeeper job.

“We are a more balanced and a more well-rounded team,” said Canisius head coach Jim Hesch. “With the addition of a talented class, we have a lot of depth at key positions and because of that, we will be a better team as the season progresses. With the returners that we have and with our newcomers, we have a definite chance to achieve our goals, which includes a MAAC Championship.”

“Kareem joined us in the spring after playing for the University of District Columbia,” Hesch said. “He had a really good spring season and we are looking for him to compete for the starting job with Luke, while freshman Ryan Arvin adds to our depth.”

The seven-member senior class from last season totaled 26 wins during their careers and were led by the program’s all-time leading scorer Alan McGreal. While the goals and assists tallied by McGreal will be tough to replace by one single individual, Hesch envisions each member of the team filling the hole and leading the Griffs to victories.

Seymour started the final five games of the season for the Griffs last year, posting a goals against average of 1.33 and a save percentage of .774. In his only season at the University of District Columbia, Gray registered a .724 save percentage to anchor the team’s defense.

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SEASON PREVIEW • MEN’S SOCCER

In his first season with the Griffs, Adam Kingston was one of just three players to appear in all 19 games.

During his rookie campaign, Sam Zarka finished tied for second on the team with three assists.

Regan Steele totaled three points during his freshman season in 2009.

Midfield The midfield unit will also see a number of new faces in 2010 but will be led by a rising sophomore in Sam Zarka. As a freshman, Zarka showed his promise with five points on a goal and three assists and Hesch will look for him to take the next step in 2010.

Steele recorded three points during his rookie campaign, while Rej-Kleczek was limited to just seven games due to injury, registering one assist.

“We are looking for Sam Zarka to be our offensive threat and playmaker in the midfield,” Hesch said. “Sam is very technical and is a offensive-minded player who we think will spark the attack this season.”

Schedule The Griffs kick off the 2010 season on Wednesday, September 1 with a road contest at Drexel. Canisius then plays at Delaware on Sept. 3 before returning to the Demske Sports Complex for the team’s home opener against Buffalo on Sept. 10. The Griffs also host local rival St. Bonaventure in non-conference action, while playing at Cornell, Robert Morris, Syracuse and Dayton.

Senior Matt Sprague plus sophomores Ian Buzzio and Andrew Incho round out the unit and provide the needed depth at the position.

Newcomers Sam Guibert and Steve Mahon join Zarka in the midfield unit and will be looked toward to fill the void left by last year’s seniors. Senior Greg Anne, who netted two goals in MAAC play last season, junior Zak DuGuay, sophomore Jared Ott and freshman Justin Montero will all add depth in the central midfield position, while sophomore Paul Klopfer and freshman Zack Schwartz give the team options out wide.

The quest for the 2010 MAAC Championship begins on Oct. 8, playing host to Fairfield. Canisius also welcomes regular-season champion Iona, postseason champion Loyola, Rider and Niagara to the Demske Sports Complex and plays at Manhattan, Saint Peter’s, Siena and Marist during the conference season.

Forward The forward position is a unit that will benefit in 2010 with another year of playing experience. The two mainstays in Regan Steele and Casper RejKleczek are both back for their sophomore seasons and will be joined by junior transfer Gavin Falconer.

The top four teams during the MAAC regular season qualify for the MAAC Championship, hosted by Loyola on Nov. 12 and 14.

“We are hoping for Regan and Casper to both build off their freshman seasons,” Hesch said. “Those two players along with newcomer Gavin Falconer are the keys to us being able to put the ball in the back of the net.”

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MEN’S SOCCER • COACH JIM HESCH

Jim Hesch 10th Season Cortland State ‘94 The winningest coach in school history, Jim Hesch is in his 10th season at the helm of the Canisius College men’s soccer team. Hesch continues to raise the bar at Canisius as he has graduated the most successful class in the program’s history following each of the past three seasons. The Class of 2009 graduated with a school-record 26 wins, capped by an eight-win total and five conference victories in 2007, the most in the program’s Division I 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 nine seasons. He has mentored five players to be named to the All-MAAC Team a total of nine times, including Alan McGreal, the first four-time selection in the program’s history. Under Hesch’s leadership, McGreal, who was a member of the successful 2009 class, graduated from Canisius with school records in career points, goals and assists. McGreal also earned the conference’s Rookie of the Year award in 2006 and was a two-time all-region selection. In addition, Fabien Lewis was named the league’s Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2003, while Anthony Palmiero and Brian Brehm were honored as the MAAC Men’s Soccer Scholar Athletes of the Year in 2003 and 2004, respectively. 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 newlyformed 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 2009 5 12 2 TOTAL 48 101 16

W 3 3 3 4 2 4 5 3 4 31

MAAC L T 6 0 5 1 5 1 4 1 6 1 4 1 4 0 6 0 5 0 45 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- 48 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 Second Season Canisius ‘05 A former team captain with Canisius, Adam Reekie is in his second season as assistant coach with Canisius men’s soccer team. Reekie rejoined the Griffs after spending 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.

Kevin Kotsko Athletic Trainer First Season Slippery Rock ‘95 Kevin Kotsko is in his first season as assistant athletic trainer at Canisius College where his primary responsibilities lie with the men’s basketball and men’s soccer teams. Kotsko joins the Golden Griffins after spending the previous 10 years at West Virginia University. With the Mountaineers, Kotsko worked directly with the men’s soccer, wrestling and swimming and diving teams and also served as the head trainer for the Shell Facility athletic training room. Prior to West Virginia, Kotsko spent one season as head athletic trainer at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford and three years as the head athletic trainer at Seton LaSalle High School. Kotsko also has experience as an athletic trainer with the United States Paralympics Track & Field Team and at the World Blind Track & Field Championship - both held in Brazil during August 2007. A graduate of Slippery Rock University, Kotsko earned his bachelor’s degree in health science in 1995. He also earned his master’s in physical education from the University of Virginia in 1996.

Jon Rowan Strength & Conditioning Coach Third Season West Virginia Wesleyan ‘94 Jon Rowan is in his third 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 • 2010 ROSTER

Numerical Roster o. N 0 00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26

Name Luke Seymour Ryan Arvin Kareem Gray Zack Schwartz Aaron Ramos-Gonzalez Matt Sprague Jared Ott Ian Buzzio Sam Zarka Andrew Incho Regan Steele Hector Rodriguez J.J. Hughes Paul Klopfer Zak DuGuay Steve Mahon Justin Montero Charles Crook Will Hudson Greg Anne Robert Ryan Sam Guibert Gavin Falconer Philip Smithers Casper Rej-Kleczek Adam Kingston

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

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

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

Wt. 195 180 184 168 160 159 175 155 162 167 170 160 170 165 140 143 170 185 169 150 183 189 185 182 175 170

Hometown/Previous Team Canton, N.Y./Avon Old Farms School Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter Gasparillo, Trinidad/University of District Columbia Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South East London, England/Foothill College Spencerport, N.Y./Spencerport Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep Morristown, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Paris, France/Colaiste Ide Medina, N.Y./Medina Lower Hutt, New Zealand/Hutt Valley El Paso, Texas/Eastwood Williamsville, N.Y./Clarence Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baldwinsville Albany, N.Y./Guilderland Cork, Ireland/Hewitt College Manhattan, N.Y./Xavier Middleburgh, N.Y./Middleburgh London, England/Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School Rensselaer, N.Y./St. Francis (Pa.) Dublin, Ireland/Bohemians FC Cholet, France/FC Nantes Waterford, Ireland/University College Dublin Carlow, Ireland/Tullow Community School Toronto, Ontario/St. Jean de Brebeuf Abbots Langley, England/Louisburg College

Head Coach: Jim Hesch (Cortland State ’94), 10th season Assistant Coach: Adam Reekie (Canisius ‘05), Second season Captains: Adam Kingston, Hector Rodriguez

Alphabetical Roster o. N 20 00 6 18 15 23 1 22 19 11 8 26 14 16 17 5 3 25 10 21 2 0 24 4 9 7

Name Greg Anne Ryan Arvin Ian Buzzio Charles Crook Zak DuGuay Gavin Falconer Kareem Gray Sam Guibert Will Hudson J.J. Hughes Andrew Incho Adam Kingston Paul Klopfer Steve Mahon Justin Montero Jared Ott Aaron Ramos-Gonzalez Casper Rej-Kleczek Hector Rodriguez Robert Ryan Zack Schwartz Luke Seymour Philip Smithers Matt Sprague Regan Steele Sam Zarka

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

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

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

Wt. 150 180 155 185 140 185 184 189 169 170 167 170 165 143 170 175 160 175 160 183 168 195 182 159 170 162

Hometown/Previous Team Rensselaer, N.Y./St. Francis (Pa.) Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter Morristown, N.J./St. Peter’s Prep Middleburgh, N.Y./Middleburgh Albany, N.Y./Guilderland Waterford, Ireland/University College Dublin Gasparillo, Trinidad/University of District Columbia Cholet, France/FC Nantes London, England/Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School Williamsville, N.Y./Clarence Medina, N.Y./Medina Abbots Langley, England/Louisburg College Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baldwinsville Cork, Ireland/Hewitt College Manhattan, N.Y./Xavier Erie, Pa./Mercyhurst Prep East London, England/Foothill College Toronto, Ontario/St. Jean de Brebeuf El Paso, Texas/Eastwood Dublin, Ireland/Bohemians FC Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South Canton, N.Y./Avon Old Farms School Carlow, Ireland/Tullow Community School Spencerport, N.Y./Spencerport Lower Hutt, New Zealand/Hutt Valley Paris, France/Colaiste Ide

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By Class Freshman....................................... 5 Sophomore.................................11 Junior.............................................. 6 Senior.............................................. 4 By Position Forward.......................................... 6 Forward/Midfield...................... 1 Midfielder..................................... 8 Midfield/Back............................. 2 Back................................................. 6 Goalkeeper................................... 3 By Region United States.............................14 Florida......................................... 1 New Jersey................................ 1 New York.................................10 Pennsylvania.............................. 1 Texas............................................ 1 International...............................12 Canada........................................ 1 England....................................... 3 France.......................................... 2 Ireland......................................... 4 New Zealand............................. 1 Trinidad....................................... 1 Pronunciation Guide Anne...................................ah-NAY Falconer.......................FAULK-ner Guibert......................ZHUH-bear Incho...................................INK-oo Mahon................................... MAN Rej-Kleczek.......Rej KLEE-check Regan.............................. ree-GAN


SENIORS • MEN’S SOCCER

Greg Anne • #20 Senior • Midfielder • 5-9 • 150 • Rensselaer, N.Y. • St Francis (Pa.) 2009 • Junior Year • Appeared in all 19 games, starting 13 contests. • One of four players on the team to score multiple goals during the season. • Netted a score in back-to-back MAAC victories against Manhattan and Rider. 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 first-team All-Suburban Council during his senior year. Personal • Born November 18, 1988 in Albany, N.Y. • Son of Don and Christine Anne. • One sister, Jennifer. • Majoring in accounting.

Anne’s Career Statistics Year 2009

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 19-13

2

0

4

12

0

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 9-9

2

0

4

7

0

Adam Kingston • #2 Senior • Midfield/Back • 5-10 • 170 • Abbots Langley, England • Louisburg College 2009 • Junior Year • One of three players to start all 19 games during the season. • Anchored the Canisius defense during the campaign. • Registered three shots. 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. Personal • Born October 16, 1987. • Son of Jason and Loraine Kingston. • One brother, Bradley, and one sister, Nikki. • Majoring in physical education.

Kingston’s Career Statistics Year 2009

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 19-19

0

0

0

3

0

7

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 9-9

0

0

0

1

0


MEN’S SOCCER • SENIORS

Hector Rodriguez • #11 Senior • Midfielder • 5-11 • 160 • El Paso, Texas • Eastwood HS 2009 • Junior Year • Appeared in 15 games, starting two contests. • Registered two shots during the season. 2008 • Sophomore Year • 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. •T  allied the game-winning goal against Detroit, his first career score, and added an assist against Wright State during the tournament. • Also posted an assist against St. Bonaventure. 2007 • Freshman Year • 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 2009 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 15- 2 0 0 0 2 0 47-10 1 2 4 12 1

I--------------------------------- MAAC -------------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 4-0 0 0 0 1 0 8-1 0 0 0 0 0 6-1 0 0 0 0 0 18-2 0 0 0 1 0

Matt Sprague • #4 Senior • Forward • 5-7 • 159 • Spencerport, N.Y. • Spencerport HS 2009 • Senior Year • Appeared in 16 games with three starting assignments. • Registered nine shots. • Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. 2008 • Junior Year • Did not appear in any games. 2007 • Sophomore Year • 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 • Freshman Year • 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 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 2009 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 16-3 0 0 0 9 0 35-5 0 0 0 10 0

8

I--------------------------------- MAAC -------------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 4-0 0 0 0 0 0 6-2 0 0 0 1 0 8-2 0 0 0 5 0 18-4 0 0 0 6 0


JUNIORS • MEN’S SOCCER

Zak DuGuay • #15 Junior • Midfielder • 5-5 • 140 • Albany, N.Y. • Guilderland HS 2009 • Sophomore Year • Played in five games, starting one game against Buffalo. • Registered one shot during the season.

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.

2008 • Freshman Year • 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.

DuGuay’s Career Statistics Year 2008 2009 Totals

I-------------------------------- Overall --------------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 5-1 1 0 2 1 0 5-1 0 0 0 1 0 10-2 1 0 2 2 0

I--------------------------------- MAAC -------------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 2-0 0 0 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 3-0 0 0 0 0 0

J.J. Hughes • #3 Junior • Midfield/Back • 5-10 • 170 • Williamsville, N.Y. • Clarence HS 2009 • Sophomore Year • Played in nine games with one starting assignment. • Registered three points on a goal and an assist. • Scored his first collegiate goal against Buffalo, helping the Griffs to a 1-1 draw. • Also posted an assist at Iona. 2008 • Freshman Year • 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 allstate and first-team All-Western New York accolades. • Also earned second-team All-Western New York honors in 2006 and was a four-time 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 2009 Totals

I-------------------------------- Overall --------------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 10-8 0 0 0 0 0 9-1 1 1 3 3 0 19-9 1 1 3 3 0

9

I--------------------------------- MAAC -------------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 1-0 0 0 0 0 0 4-0 0 1 1 0 0 5-0 0 1 1 0 0


MEN’S SOCCER • JUNIORS

Luke Seymour • #1 Junior • Goalkeeper • 6-3 • 195 • Canton, N.Y. • Avon Old Farms School 2009 • Sophomore Year • Appeared in 10 games with six starting assignments, including each of the final five games of the season. • During the final five games of the season, posted a goals against average of 1.33 and a save percentage of .774. • Overall, recorded a goals against average of 2.08 and a save percentage of .686. • During a 2-0-1 week against Buffalo, Marist and Siena, posted a goals against average of 0.91 and a save percentage of .842 to anchor the Canisius defense. • S topped a career-best eight shots in his first start of the season against Loyola (Chi.). 2008 • Redshirt Freshman Year • 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 • Freshman Year • Redshirt season. Before Canisius • Played one season at Avon Old Farms School in Avon, Conn. •H  elped 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 2009 Totals

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Min. GA GAA Saves Sv% W-L-T 9- 7 690:08 16 2.09 25 .610 4-3-0 10- 6 693:24 16 2.08 35 .686 2-4-1 19-13 1383:32 32 2.08 60 .652 6-7-1

10

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Min. GA GAA Saves Sv% W-L-T 3-2 193:57 5 2.32 6 .545 1-1-0 4-4 365:28 6 1.48 19 .760 2-2-0 7-6 559:25 11 1.77 25 .694 3-3-0


SOPHOMORES • MEN’S SOCCER

Ian Buzzio • #19 Sophomore • Forward • 5-8 • 155 • Morristown, N.J. • St. Peter’s Prep 2009 • Freshman Year • Appeared in 10 games with one starting assignment. • Scored a goal in his second collegiate game against Robert Morris. 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.

Buzzio’s Career Statistics Year 2009

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 10-1

1

0

2

2

0

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 5-0

0

0

0

0

Charles Crook • #20 Sophomore • Back • 6-1 • 185 • Middleburgh, N.Y. • Middleburgh HS 2009 • Freshman Year • Did not appear in any games during his rookie season. 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. Personal • Born April 10, 1990 in Atlanta, Ga. • Son of Steve and Regina Crook. • One brother, Stephen, and one sister, Alyssa. • Majoring in entrepreneurship.

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MEN’S SOCCER • SOPHOMORES

Paul Klopfer • #24 Sophomore • Midfielder • 6-0 • 165 • Baldwinsville, N.Y. • Baldwinsville HS 2009 • Freshman Year • Did not appear in any games during his rookie season. 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 first-team all-league honors. Personal • Born June 9 , 1991 in Syracuse, N.Y. • Son of Fred and Donna Klopfer. • Two siblings, Kelsey and James. • Majoring in finance.

Andrew Incho • #17 Sophomore • Forward • 6-1 • 167 • Medina, N.Y. • Medina HS 2009 • Freshman Year • Did not appear in any games during his rookie season. 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 Jan. 24, 1991. • Son of Jonathan and Cindy. • Majoring in communications.

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SOPHOMORES • MEN’S SOCCER

Jared Ott • #26 Sophomore • Midfielder • 5-11 • 175 • Erie, Pa. • Mercyhurst Prep 2009 • Freshman Year • Played in 10 games, making two starts. • Recorded two shots during his rookie season, both at Duquesne. Before Canisius • Played four seasons at Mercyhurst Prep. • Earned all-county and all-region accolades during his career. 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.

Ott’s Career Statistics Year 2009

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 10-2

0

0

0

2

0

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 6-1

0

0

0

0

0

Casper Rej-Kleczek • #25 Sophomore • Forward • 6-3 • 175 • Toronto, Ontario • St. Jean de Brebeuf 2009 • Freshman Year • Played in seven games with two starting assignments. • Missed 12 games due to injury. • Recorded an assist in a 1-1 draw against Cornell. Before Canisius • Member of the St. Jean de Brebeuf soccer team, playing the striker position. • Also played center on the basketball team. Personal • Born June 6, 1991. • Son of Grazyna Rej and Slawomiir Kleczek. • Majoring in French.

Rej-Kleczek’s Career Statistics Year 2009

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 7-2

0

1

1

10

0

13

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

0

0

0

3

0


MEN’S SOCCER • SOPHOMORES

Regan Steele • #16 Sophomore • Midfielder • 6-0 • 170 • Lower Hutt, New Zealand • Hutt Valley HS 2009 • Freshman Year • Played in 18 games, making 16 starts. • Registered three points as a rookie, posting a goal and an assist. • Posted first collegiate point with an assist in a 4-1 victory against Robert Morris. • Netted first career goal versus Loyola (Md.). 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.

Steele’s Career Statistics Year 2009

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 18-16

1

1

3

12

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

0

8-7

1

0

2

5

0

Sam Zarka • #13 Sophomore • Midfielder • 5-10 • 162 • Paris, France • Colaiste Ide 2009 • Freshman Year • Played in 18 games, starting 15 contests. • Ranked third on the team with five points, tallying a goal and three assists. • Recorded three points, including his first collegiate goal and assist, in a 4-1 victory over Robert Morris. • Also posted an assist against Loyola (Md.) and Marist. 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.

Zarka’s Career Statistics Year 2009

I---------------------------- Overall ----------------------------I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GWG 18-15

1

3

5

27

1

14

I----------------------------- MAAC ---------------------------- I GP-GS Goals Assists Points Shots GW 9-7

0

2

2

15

0


NEWCOMERS • MEN’S SOCCER

Ryan Arvin • #00

Gavin Falconer • #23

Freshman • Goalkeeper • 5-9 • 180 Jupiter, Fla./Jupiter HS

Junior • Forward • 5-11 • 185 Waterford, Ireland/University College Dublin

Before Canisius Earned four letters at Jupiter High School … Received honorable mention to the ESPN Rise All-America Team … Earned first-team all-state, all-area and all-county accolades during his senior season … Played in 23 games, posting nine shutouts and a 0.69 goals against average in addition to five assists … Named Team MVP during his senior season and earned Defensive Player of the Year accolades as a sophomore and junior.

Before Canisius Played two seasons at University College Dublin … Helped lead team to Collingwood Cup in 2009 and 2010 … Also a member of the League of Ireland U-20 Champions … Represented the Ireland U-18 Team against Malta. Personal Born January 27, 1990 … Son on John and Milda … Two siblings, Vikki and Darcey … Majoring in physical education.

Personal Born Nov. 6, 1991 in Middletown, Conn. … Son of Barry Arvin and Maureen Magee-Arvin … Mother attended Canisius … Majoring in political science.

Kareem Gray • #1

Sam Guibert • #22

Sophomore • Goalkeeper • 6-3 • 184 Gasparillo, Trinidad/University of District Columbia

Junior • Midfield • 6-2 • 189 Cholet, France/FC Nantes

Before Canisius Played one season at the University of District Columbia, posting a .724 save percentage … Member of the St. Benedicts team for three seasons … Named a Top Five U-16 Player.

Personal Born January 22, 1989 … Son of Jean-Yves of Sylvie Guibert … Majoring in business.

Personal Born Oct. 9, 1988 … Son of Rawle and Judy Gray … Two siblings, Osie and Jabari … Majoring in marketing.

Will Hudson • #19

Steve Mahon • #16

Freshman • Back • 6-1 • 169 London, England/Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School

Sophomore • Midfield • 5-9 • 143 Cork, Ireland/Hewitt College

Before Canisius Member of the U-16 and U-18 Buckinghamshire County School Team … Helped team to U-18 country championship in 2008.

Before Canisius Played four years at Douglas Community School … Helped team win All-Ireland Championship in 2007 and the Munster Cup from 2005 to 2007 … Recorded eight goals and eight assists at Douglass … Also played one season with his club team, Ringmahon Rangers, recording four goals and eight assists.

Personal Born August 22, 1990 … Son of Trevor and Linda … Four siblings, Natasha, Aimee, Ella and Joe … Majoring in marketing.

Personal Born August 7, 1990 … Son of Ciaran and Nora … One brother, David … Majoring in business and marketing.

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MEN’S SOCCER • NEWCOMERS

Justin Montero • #17

Aaron Ramos-Gonzalez • #3

Freshman • Midfield • 6-1 • 170 Manhattan, N.Y./Xavier HS

Junior • Back • 5-10 • 160 East London, England/Foothill College

Before Canisius Earned four letters at Xavier High School … Named CHSAA Best Midfielder … Earned Team MVP honors … Also received all-area, all-league and all-city accolades … Totaled 14 goals and six assists.

Before Canisius Played two seasons at Foothill College … Anchored team’s defense in 2009, helping team to a 15-4-2 record while allowing only 23 goals … Earned all-conference accolades.

Personal Born April, 15, 1992 … Son of James and Adelaide Montero … Two siblings, Trystan and Ethan.

Personal Born July 22, 1989 … Son of Michael and Christine … One sibling, Hayley … Majoring in communications.

Robert Ryan • #21

Zack Schwartz • #2

Freshman • Back • 6-1 • 183 Dublin, Ireland/Bohemians FC

Freshman • Forward/Midfield • 5-9 • 168 Williamsville, N.Y./Williamsville South

Personal Born March 11, 1989 … Son of Barry and Paula Ryan … Two brothers, Gary and John … Majoring in physical education.

Before Canisius Three-year captain at Williamsville South High School … Recorded 17 goals and 12 assists during his senior campaign … Named 2009-10 ECIC II Player of the Year … Two-time All-Western New York honoree and three-time member of the All-Conference First Team. Personal Born February 14, 1992 … Son of Robert and Margaret … One sister, Emily … Majoring in marketing.

Philip Smithers • #24 Sophomore • Back • 6-3 • 182 Carlow, Ireland/Tullow Community School Before Canisius Played five years at Tullow Community School … Also represented the county at all levels, serving as the team captain for the U-18 team during the 2009-10 campaign … Played three years for FC Carlow U-20, including one season in ‘A’ Championship … Won four-consecutive County Cups with Parkville, twice serving as the team captain. Personal Born April 28, 1991 … Son of Noel and Patricia … One sister, Natalie, and one brother, Dònal … Majoring in physical education.

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2009 IN REVIEW • MEN’S SOCCER

2009 Results Sept. 1 Sept. 4 Sept. 6 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 20 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 4 Oct. 9 Oct. 11 Oct. 16 Oct. 18 Oct. 24 Oct. 26 Oct. 30 Nov. 1 Nov. 6 Nov. 8

DREXEL at Cincinnati at Loyola (Chi.) CORNELL at St. Bonaventure ROBERT MORRIS at Western Michigan at Duquesne DAYTON SAINT PETER’S * MANHATTAN * at Rider * at Loyola (Md.) * at Niagara * at Buffalo MARIST * SIENA * at Iona * at Fairfield *

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

* MAAC Game Alan McGreal recorded 24 points on 10 goals and four assists to lead the Griffs in scoring for the fourth-straight season.

Individual Statistics o. N 7 8 10 13 20 21 16 3 19 25 5 4 12 2 26 11 9 6 15 14 1 0

Player Alan McGreal Jason Marks Sam Margetts Sam Zarka Greg Anne Victor Gonzalez Regan Steele J.J. Hughes Ian Buzzio Casper Rej-Kleczek Adam Studniarek Matt Sprague Peter Leoni Adam Kingston Jared Ott Hector Rodriguez Kyle Westerholt Sean Vella Zak DuGuay Mike Globits Luke Seymour Adam Miller Total Opponents

o. N 0 1

Player Adam Miller Luke Seymour Totals Opponents

I--------------------------- Overall ---------------------------I GP-GS G A Pts Shots Sh% GW 19-19 10 4 24 75 .133 3 19-15 3 3 9 16 .188 0 19-15 2 1 5 20 .100 0 18-15 1 3 5 27 .037 1 19-13 2 0 4 12 .167 0 18-11 1 1 3 27 .037 0 18-16 1 1 3 12 .083 0 9- 1 1 1 3 3 .333 0 10- 1 1 0 2 2 .500 0 7- 2 0 1 1 10 .000 0 19-19 0 0 0 12 .000 0 16- 3 0 0 0 9 .000 0 12- 3 0 0 0 3 .000 0 19-19 0 0 0 3 .000 0 10- 2 0 0 0 2 .000 0 15- 2 0 0 0 2 .000 0 16- 9 0 0 0 2 .000 0 17-16 0 0 0 2 .000 0 5- 1 0 0 0 1 .000 0 17- 8 0 0 0 0 .000 0 10- 6 0 0 0 0 .000 0 13-13 0 0 0 0 .000 0 19 23 15 61 240 .096 5 19 37 33 107 308 .120 12 GP-GS 13-13 10- 6 19 19

Min. 1063:43 693:24 1757:07 1757:07

GA GAA Saves 21 1.78 57 16 2.08 35 37 1.90 96 23 1.18 76

Sv% .731 .686 .722 .768

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W-L-T 3-8-1 2-4-1 5-12-2 12-5-2

I---------------------------- MAAC --------------------------- I GP-GS G A Pts Shots Sh% GW 9-9 6 2 14 40 .150 3 9-7 0 3 3 5 .000 0 9-6 2 1 5 12 .167 0 9-7 0 2 2 15 .000 0 9-9 2 0 4 7 .286 0 8-6 1 0 2 13 .077 0 8-7 1 0 2 5 .200 0 4-0 0 1 1 0 .000 0 5-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 3-1 0 0 0 3 .000 0 9-9 0 0 0 8 .000 0 8-2 0 0 0 5 .000 0 4-2 0 0 0 1 .000 0 9-9 0 0 0 1 .000 0 6-1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 6-1 0 0 0 0 .000 0 7-4 0 0 0 0 .000 0 8-7 0 0 0 2 .000 0 1-0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 7-3 0 0 0 0 .000 0 4-4 0 0 0 0 .000 0 5-5 0 0 0 0 .000 0 9 13 9 35 117 .111 4 9 14 14 42 126 .111 5 GP-GS 5-5 4-4 9 9

Min. 451:39 365:28 817:07 817:07

GA GAA Saves 8 1.59 27 6 1.48 19 14 1.54 47 13 1.43 35

Sv% .771 .760 .770 .729

W-L-T 2-3-0 2-2-0 4-5-0 5-4-0


MEN’S SOCCER • RECORD BOOK

Career Points Player 1. Alan McGreal 2. 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 2006-09 1986-89 1993-96 1987-90 1993-96 1996-99 1998-01 2002-04 1983-87 1985-88

G 35 27 34 23 21 15 22 20 18 8

A 29 21 6 16 17 28 7 10 9 26

P 99 75 74 62 59 58 51 50 45 42

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

Career Saves

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

Years 2006-09 1993-96 1986-89 1987-90 1998-01 1993-96 2002-04 1983-87 1996-00 1996-99

Goals 35 34 27 23 22 21 20 18 18 15

Years 2006-09 1996-99 1985-88 1986-89 1993-96 1987-90 1995-98 1994-97 2000-03 2002-04

Assists 29 28 26 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

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

Career Assists Player 1. Alan McGreal 2. Ryan Puntiri 3. Matt Radomski 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 54 95

GAA 1.43 1.57 2.15 2.20 2.29

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

Years 2003-05 2003-06 1999-02 2008-09 1989-91

Minutes 1945 2815 5664 2209 3726

Career 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

Career 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

Season 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

Season 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. Alan McGreal 10. Brad Kenny

Year 1987 1987 1995 2007 1984 1999 1995 2008 2009 1999

G 13 10 16 12 12 8 10 7 10 9

A 10 13 1 9 5 11 6 12 4 5

Year 1995 1987 1984 2007 1987 1995 2009 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

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

Goals 16 13 12 12 10 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

Season 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

Season Goals Against Average

P 36 33 33 33 29 27 26 26 24 23

Season Goals Player 1. Tony Burke 2. Remy Jackson 3. Rudy Bersani Alan McGreal 5. Gianfranco Gallo Matt Kiechle Alan McGreal 8. 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 2009 5-12-2 Total 167-435-57

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 .316 .297

-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 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 4-5-0 57-104-12

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 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 Cincinnati Cleveland State Colgate Connecticut Cornell Daemen Davidson Dayton Detroit Drexel Duquesne Eastern Michigan Edinboro Eisenhower Erie CC Fairfield Fordham Fredonia Gannon Geneseo Georgetown Hartford High Point Hilbert Holy Cross

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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 8-25-5 0-4-0 1-0-1 0-1-0 0-4-1 1-4-1 0-1-0 0-0-1 7-0-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 2-6-0 0-1-0 4-4-0 0-3-1 0-3-0 5-4-1 4-6-1 1-17-4 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

Pct. .000 .000 .250 .000 .667 .125 .000 .000 .000 .750 .600 .000 .000 .222 .276 .000 .750 .000 .100 .250 .000 .500 1.000 .000 .000 .250 .000 .500 .125 .000 .550 .409 .136 .000 .071 .263 .230 .000 .000 1.000 1.000 .000

W-L-T Pct. Houghton 1-15-1 .088 Iona 6-13-3 .341 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 (Chi.) 0-3-0 .000 Loyola (Md.) 1-20-0 .048 Maine 2-0-0 1.000 Manhattan 8-10-2 .450 Marist 4-10-0 .286 Mercyhurst 0-5-1 .083 Michigan State 0-2-0 .000 Nazareth 0-4-0 .000 Niagara 21-26-3 .450 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 6-8-0 .429 RIT 0-1-1 .250 Rochester 0-5-2 .143 Robert Morris 2-8-2 .250 Roberts Wesleyan 6-6-1 .500 St. Bonaventure 10-24-7 .329 St. Francis (Pa.) 3-8-0 .273 St. John Fisher 4-8-3 .366 Saint Peter’s 12-8-1 .595 Seneca 0-0-1 .500 Siena 9-12-1 .432 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 2-5-0 .286 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. • Each of the past three senior classes have graduated as the most successful in school history, including the Class of 2009 with 26 wins. • Fabien Lewis was named the 2003 MAAC Co-Defensive Player of the Year, while Alan McGreal earned 2006 Rookie of the Year accolades. • Five players have been named to the All-MAAC Team a total of nine times, including McGreal, the first four-time selection in the program’s history. • Two Griffs have been honored as MAAC Scholar-Athlete of the Year.


MAAC 2009 MAAC Soccer Review MAAC Standings Conf. Rec. Iona 8-1-0 Loyola 6-1-2 Fairfield 5-2-2 Niagara 5-3-1 Marist 4-4-1 Canisius 4-5-0 Siena 3-4-2 Rider 3-6-0 Saint Peter’s 3-6-0 Manhattan 0-9-0

Pts. 24 20 17 16 13 12 11 9 9 0

Overall 14- 2-3 11- 8-3 9- 7-2 7-10-3 8- 8-2 5-12-2 8- 8-3 6-11-0 5-12-0 1-17-1

MAAC Championship Semifinals (4) Niagara 1, (1) Iona 1 (3-0 PK) (2) Loyola 3, (3) Fairfield 0 Championship Loyola 1, Niagara 0 (2OT) MAAC at the NCAA Championship First Round Maryland 2, Loyola 1


Alan McGreal earned first-team All-MAAC honors in 2009, becoming the first Griff in the program’s history to be named to the all-conference team in each of his four seasons.


Canisius College


Undergraduate Majors & Programs College of Arts and Sciences Animal Behavior, Ecology & Conservation 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 and Pre-Engineering Political Science Psychology Religious Studies and Theology 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 Sport Studies 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 Lynsey Miller, Academic Advisor for Athletics.

2009 MAAC All-Academic Team

Mike Globits International Relations

Peter Leoni Accounting

Matt Sprague Accounting

Adam Studniarek Psychology

Kyle Westerholt Biochemistry


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 2009-10 Canisius Athletics Highlights • Natalia Tarasova of the synchronized swimming team won her second-straight national championship in the solo event. As a team, Canisius finished third at U.S. Collegiate National Championship. • Carl Hudson of the Canisius hockey team became the first player in the program’s history to sign a contract with an NHL team, joining the Florida Panthers. • Steve McQuail of the baseball team became the fifth Griff in the last three years to be drafted by a MLB team. McQuail was selected in the 30th round by Toronto. • Head coach Randy Mearns and former Griffs Angus Dineley ‘07 and Matt Vinc ’05 helped Canada to a silver medal at Men’s Lacrosse World Championship. • A total of 31 Canisius student-athletes were named to the all-conference team. In addition, Cory Conacher was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year and Allison Daley earned MAAC Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Year honors. • Ian Choy of the baseball team and Michelle Fridey of the softball team were both named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team. Choy became the first Griff since 2000 to earn first-team honors.


Natalia Tarasova 2009 & 2010 National Champion

Mark Miyashita No. 1 pick in the 2003 NLL Draft

Carl Hudson Signed with the Florida Panthers of the NHL

Ian Choy First-Team 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.”


2010 Canisius Male Athlete of the Year Cory Conacher was named the Atlantic Hockey Player of the Year, while Female Athlete of the Year Sylvia Kowalski earned All-MAAC and ECAC All-Star accolades.

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 2009-10: Niagara 17, Canisius 15

Year 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

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) Sylvia Kowalski (Soccer)

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) Cory Conacher (Hockey)

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 John J. Hurley President John J. Hurley was appointed the 24th president of Canisius College on Monday, October 19, 2009 by the college’s Board of Trustees and assumed the position on July 1, 2010. He is the first lay president in Canisius College’s 140-year history. A 1978 alumnus of Canisius College, Hurley has served as executive vice president of Canisius College since 2007 and vice president for college relations since 1997. In these roles, Hurley is the designated senior administrative official, responsible for the college’s strategic planning, integrated marketing, legal and compliance issues and athletics marketing. He also oversees the college’s advancement operation, which includes development, public relations, creative and Web services, alumni relations and government relations. Hurley currently directs all phases of the college’s current campaign, A Legacy of Leadership, which has a $90 million goal. He also led the college to the successful conclusion of its Imagine Canisius fund-raising campaign (1997 – 2000), which surpassed its $30 million goal by $8.8 million. The Imagine Canisius capital campaign was the most successful fund-raising effort undertaken by Canisius College and was recognized in 2001 as the top fund-raising accomplishment among the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities. Hurley played a significant leadership role in the college’s $142 million capital investment in the campus, and negotiated the college’s acquisition of the HealthNow building on Main Street. Plans are underway to convert the building into a comprehensive state-of-the-art interdisciplinary science center at Canisius. Hurley is the architect of the college’s innovative Employer Assisted Housing program, which offers incentives to Canisius employees who purchase homes in neighborhoods surrounding the college. He also led the branding initiative that developed the college’s positioning statement Canisius College: Where Leaders are Made. A native of Buffalo, Hurley graduated from St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute in Kenmore and earned a bachelor of arts degree, summa cum laude, in English and history from Canisius College. He was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Notre Dame School of Law, where he earned a juris doctor degree in 1981. Prior to Canisius, Hurley practiced law for 16 years, including 13 years at the Buffalo firm of Phillips, Lytle, Hitchcock, Blaine & Huber. He concentrated his practice in the areas of secured lending, bankruptcy and insolvency, creditors’ rights and acquisitions of troubled companies. Hurley was appointed by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec to serve on the Fidelis Care New York Board of Directors, a health maintenance organization that serves the poor in New York State. He is also chair the Bishop’s Council on the Laity for Bishop Kmiec. Hurley is a past member of the city of Buffalo’s Charter Revision Commission and past president of the St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute Board of Trustees. He is the recipient of the 2002 Canisius College Distinguished Alumnus Award, which recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen careers. Hurley is also a recipient of the college’s LaSalle Medal (1996), the highest honor conferred upon an alumna/us for service to alma mater, and was inducted into the Signum Fidei Society of St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute (1998). Hurley is the son of Doris Y. and the late Paul B. Hurley. He is married to Maureen O’Connell Hurley, executive vice president and chief administrative officer of Rich Products Corporation in Buffalo. They have three children: Caroline, Brian and Millie.

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 sixth year back in the Blue and Gold. Since taking over at Canisius, Golden Griffin athletic teams have won 21 conference or regional championships, with the softball team advancing to the NCAA Tournament three of the past four seasons and qualifying for the NCAA Tournament 11 times in the last 16 seasons. The baseball program has won two of the last three MAAC regular-season titles and has the most wins (116) of any program in the Northeast and Midwest during the past three seasons. The synchronized swimming program won its 13th consecutive ECAC Championship in 2010 and also finished third at the U.S. Collegiate Championships for the third consecutive season. The women’s soccer team set a program record with 13 victories in 2009 and has played in two consecutive MAAC semifinals for the first time in program history. The 2008 team also won a program-record six MAAC games and advanced to a four-team MAAC Tournament for the first time since 1994. 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 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 Canisius College (1991-1998) Assistant AD for Compliance Director of Intramurals and Facility Supervisor

The 2008 men’s lacrosse team advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history and won a share of the regular-season MAAC Championship for the second time in three seasons. The 2006 volleyball team set a program record for victories, the 2008 team qualified for a four-team MAAC Tournament for the first time since 1994 and during the past four seasons has had the most wins during any four-year stretch in program history. The hockey program has improved its record in the Atlantic Hockey standings during each of the past four seasons. The men’s swimming and diving team defeated Niagara in a dual meet in 2010 for the first time in more than 10 years while the women’s team defeated its rival at the 2009 MAAC Championships. The Class of 2009 was the winningest class in program history for the men’s soccer program. The women’s lacrosse program has qualified for the postseason four times in the last five years after never making the MAAC Tournament before the 2006 season. The men’s basketball program has improved its record during each of the last three seasons, winning 15 games in 2009-10 - the most in a decade. The current senior class earned its undergraduate degrees by the end of its junior season. The cross country teams have each won four consecutive Little Three Championships. The golf team has finished fifth at the MAAC Championships each of the past two seasons with Drew Creighton tying for first place at the 2009 MAAC Championship. During the past five seasons, 22 student-athletes have won conference player or rookie of the year awards. On the academic level, Canisius has had 16 studentathletes recognized on the district level as ESPN The Magazine CoSIDA All-Academic, including two Academic All-Americans in 2010. Canisius has claimed the Battle of the Bridge and won the Canal Cup in two of the last three seasons, which is an all-sports competition with rival Niagara University. Maher has overseen numerous 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. New offices for coaches along with new locker rooms for all of the men’s teams were constructed in 2010. Maher is the MAAC’s representative to the NCAA Legislative Council, which has one representative from each of the 31 Division I conferences. 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 sixth year as Associate Athletic Director and Senior Woman’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 Life Skills program, and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). Murphy is the sport supervisor for women’s soccer, men’s soccer, volleyball, women’s cross country, men’s cross country and softball. She serves on MAAC committees for Athletic Administration, Finance, Gender and Minority Issues, Women’s Basketball 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 Buffalo Bills, 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, a vice-principal at Amherst Central High School, have two children, Sean (9) and Sarah (5).

John Maddock is in his 30th year with Canisius College athletics and his 14th 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, promotions and merchandise sales, licensing, special fund-raising events and over sees the operations of the ticket office. Maddock is the sport supervisor for hockey, baseball, swimming and diving and synchronized swimming. The 55-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 season-long 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 and is on the Board of Directors for the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame and is a member of the MAAC Baseball 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

Lynsey Miller 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


First-Class Facilities

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.


2010 SCHEDULE September

1 3 10 19 26 28

November

at Drexel at Delaware BUFFALO at Cornell at Robert Morris at Syracuse

4 p.m. 3 p.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7 p.m.

ST. BONAVENTURE at Dayton FAIRFIELD * IONA * at Manhattan * at Saint Peter’s * LOYOLA * RIDER * NIAGARA *

7 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 4 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. Noon 7 p.m.

October

1 3 8 10 15 17 22 24 30

5 7 12 14

at Siena * 2 p.m. at Marist * 1 p.m. MAAC Semifinals (at Loyola) MAAC Championship (at Loyola) * - Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Game HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS


2010 Canisius College Men's Soccer Media Guide