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General Information Table of Contents Athletics Information Media Information Administrative Staff Athletic Training/Conditioning
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2013 Menâ€™s Golf Team Information Head Coach Josh Huber Assistant Coaches Season Preview 2012-13 Schedule 2012-13 Roster
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2013 Player Information Captains 16-17 Senior 18 Juniors 19-21 Sophomores 22-24 Freshmen 25-26 Newcomer 27 History Career Records
Other Information Athletic Turf Fund About The CSAC Centenary College Fast Facts
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Centenary College Mission Statement Centenary College is a community of learners distinguished by a diverse student body, a dedicated faculty and staff, and stimulating educational opportunities. Centenary College is committed to a quality liberal arts and career studies education with a substantial international dimension to engage students in learning and prepare them for satisfying careers, successful lives, community service and lifelong intellectual pursuits.
Centenary College Athletics Our Athletic Philosophy
Every coach’s mission is to provide the student-athlete with a competitive program and the opportunity to achieve excellence individually or as part of a team. The phrase “the teaching coach,” committed to the students, best describes our philosophy while maintaining a strong academic profile. As coaches, we serve as both educators and leaders. Centenary’s goal is to maximize the human potential of our student-athletes. Our holistic approach stresses the fundamentals of the games we play as well as the values of responsibility, discipline, and commitment. We know that these principles will translate into victories, but more importantly, they will develop young people with character. Those who compete and graduate become true champions, for they will understand what it means to be committed to excellence.
About Our Athletic Program
At Centenary College we nurture and encourage true competitive integrity. Our school adheres to a strict code of conduct from the recruiting process all the way to the NCAA Championships. Our coaches, administrators and staff members all take an active role in monitoring and insuring our compliance with all NCAA, Conference and College regulations. Centenary sponsors 13 men’s and women’s teams at the Division III level, and our Athletic Department continues to grow. We remain committed to developing our Athletic Department into one of the best small-college programs in the country. With the help of our dedicated coaches, staff and student-athletes we can see that dream come to reality. As a student-athlete, we will ask you to represent the College’s intercollegiate athletics program both on and off the field with integrity, professionalism and competitiveness. During your years at Centenary you will be asked to make sacrifices, but these sacrifices will be well rewarded by relationships and memories that will stay with you for a lifetime.
Media Information Note to the Media:
The Centenary College Athletic Department welcomes all members of the press and other media outlets to attend any and all athletic events. Please contact the Sports Information Office at least 24 hours prior to any athletic event for information and access to the event.
All interviews with any student-athletes or coaches must be arranged through the Sports Information office. Please send any interview requests directly to the Sports Information office with at least 24 hours notice. The media relations staff will work with the student-athlete to find a time that is mutually convenient for both the student-athlete and the media representative.
The Centenary College Sports Information will provide all press releases, box scores, and statistics online at www.centenarycyclones.com. Fans and media outlets can also sign up for sport-specific news updates at www.centenarycyclones.com/news.
The 2013 Men’s Golf Media Guide was written, designed, and edited by the Sports Information Office at Centenary College. All photos are courtesy of Centenary College Athletics and Lors Studio Photography.
Quick Facts General Information
Location...........................................Hackettstown, N.J. Founded................................................................1867 Enrollment............................................................2,576 Colors............................................Navy Blue and Gray Nickname........................................................Cyclones Affiliation............................................NCAA Division III Conferences.........Colonial States Athletic Conference ............................Eastern College Athletic Conference President.......................Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite Athletic Director.................................Billie Jo Blackwell
School Phone Directory........................(908)-852-1400 Athletic Department.............................................x2297 Athletic Department Fax.......................(908)-813-8295 Office of Admissions............................................x2217 College Website.................www.centenarycollege.edu Athletics Website.............www.centenarycyclones.com Athletics E-Mail..........firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Information Director...................Kevin Fountain Office Phone..............................(908)-852-1400 x2296 Cell Phone............................................(848)-219-0137 E-Mail........................email@example.com Assistant Sports Information Director...Alan Popadines Office Phone..............................(908)-852-1400 x2139 E-Mail....................firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Media Information
Facebook Name................Centenary College Athletics Twitter Handle..................................CentCyclones_NJ YouTube Page............................CentenaryNJAthletics
Director of Athletics Billie Jo Blackwell
Head Athletic Trainer Karin Damon
Athletics Facility Manager Dinu Dan
Associate Athletic Director Josh Huber
Associate Athletic Trainer Kevin Davies
Athletic Recruiting Coordinator Keith Oâ€™Connor
Athletic Academic Advisor/SWA Iris Correa
Assistant Athletic Trainer Dana Baffuto
Sports Information Director Kevin Fountain
Athletic Training and Conditioning
Assistant to the Director of Athletics J.J. Cusick
Athletics Equipment Manager Matt Klank
Assistant Sports Information Director Alan Popadines
The Sports Medicine program at Centenary College provides students with an opportunity to participate in intercollegiate athletics in the safest and healthiest way possible. A well-rounded program for student-athletes directed toward the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries is enhanced by team physicial Dr. Mike Kelly and orthopedic surgeons Dr. Louis Rizio and Dr. Robert A Defalco. The Athletic Training staff includes Head Athletic Trainer Karin Damon, Associate Athletic Trainer Kevin Davies, and Assistant Athletic Trainer Dana Baffuto. The fitness center, located in the John M. Reeves Student Recreation Center, gives Centenary students and student-athletes a safe workout environment where they can improve their agility, speed, flexibility, strength and conditioning. Using the fitness center gives each athlete a chance to improve their overall fitness, therefore making them more competitive in their sport of choice. In 2006, the fitness center was expanded to include a separate cardio room as well as the weight machine and free weight areas. The renovation also brought in brand new state-of-the-art strength and fitness equipment that should fill all our student-athleteâ€™s seasonal fitness needs.
2013 Men’s Golf Team Coaching Staff
Head Coach.................................Josh Huber Alma Mater...................Allentown College ‘98 Phone Number............(908)-852-1400 x2121 E-Maill..........email@example.com Assistant Coach.........................Bryan Flexer Alma Mater...............................Centenary ‘07 Phone Number............(908)-852-1400 x2138 E-Mail.........................Flex2424@yahoo.com Assistant Coach..........................Sean Kelley Alma Mater...............................Centenary ‘11
2013 Team Information
2012 CSAC Finish..................................Third Newcomers..................................................3 Returners.....................................................9 Captains.... .....Brian Criscuolo, Kevin Peters
Josh Huber wrapped up his 14th season with the Centenary College golf program.
During his tenure with the team, the Cyclones have competed as an independent school and within the Skyline and PAC Conferences. The team is entering its fifth season as a member of the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC). The Cyclones set program history throughout the 2011-2012 season, finishing third place in the CSAC Championships and having each of the team’s members shooting their career lows throughout the year. On Sept. 16th, the Cyclones picked up their first tournament win in the program’s history with a first-place finish at the St. Joseph’s Fall Invitational. At the CSAC Championships, the Cyclones finished only 10 strokes behind first-place Neumann University to earn themselves third-place, their best finish in program history at the tournament. Leading the way was First Team All-Conference Rob Linepensel who tied for second place overall at the two-day event with a 154, including a 79 and 75 in each of the respective rounds. Right behind Linepensel was Second Team All-Conference member Bill McNeir who finished with a 164, shooting an 84 and 80 in each of his two rounds. The Cyclones
also made an impact on the conference as John Manos and McNeir were named CSAC Golfer of the Week in back-to-back weeks. In 2011, the team continued its steady improvement with a fifth-place finish in the CSAC Tournament after two-straight seasons of finishing in sixth. Junior John Manos tied for third overall in the event to take home First Team All-CSAC honors, the first All-Conference award of his career and the first for a Cyclone since current assistant coach Brian Flexer received All-Skyline honors in 2005. Manos shot a 79 on the first day and a career-best 76 on the second. Sophomore Brian Criscuolo carded a career and team-season-high 74 on the first day of the Championship, eventually tying for 14th-place. Huber led the 2011 squad to one of the best seasons in program history. The team placed 11th out of 19 teams in the Moravian Invitational and followed that with a sixth-place finish out of 17 teams in the Lebanon Valley Invitational that saw senior Sean Kelley tie for sixth overall out of 86 golfers. CC then placed seventh out of 14 teams in the Susquehanna Invitational thanks to Manos, who tied for fourth overall with a 77. Off the course, four golfers earned CSAC All-Academic Team honors.
The 2010 campaign saw the team twice set program-records in scoring, first with a 328 in the Centenary Quad Tournament on April 9 and then with a 313 in a win over Purchase on April 20. Against PC, Kelly and freshman Brian Criscuolo each shot a 76, a personal-best score for each. The Cyclones finished sixth in the CSAC Tournament for the second consecutive season. In 2009, Huber led the team to a sixth-place finish in the conference tournament. With all of his starters returning for the 2009-10 campaign, Centenary golf looks to build on its success of the past year. During his tenure, Huber has had one player qualify for the ECAC Golf Championships as an individual (Fall, 2004) and another finish as the runner-up in the Skyline Conference (Fall, 2005). Huber took over the Centenary program in 1998, when he was hired as the schoolâ€™s Sports Information Director. Prior to coming to Centenary, he was a three-year letterwinner for the Allentown College golf team and graduated from there in 1998 with a Bachelorâ€™s of Science Degree in Sports Management. He then took on the mantle of Associate Athletic Director at Centenary. He currently resides in Bethlehem, Pa., with his wife Stef and their sons Jacob and Landon.
Brian Flexer enters his seventh season on the Centenary coaching staff. Flexer joined the staff six years ago, one year removed from the competition side. As a player, he was Centenary’s top competitor in both his junior and senior seasons. Following his graduation in December of 2007, Flexer chose to continue working with the Cyclone program. During his two-plus seasons as player for Centenary, Flexer led the team in scoring average in both the fall and spring seasons. At the 2005 Skyline Conference Championships he finished second overall at the two-day event, shooting 77 in consecutive days en route to his 154 two-day total.
Sean Kelley enters his second year as an assistant coach after competing for four seasons on the Cyclones golf team. In his senior season, he finished with a team second-best 82.5 stroke average and was named to the CSAC All-Academic Team. Throughout his career, Kelley also received CSAC Weekly Honor Roll and Team MVP honors as a golfer. He most recently graduated from Centenary college in 2011 and now looks to gain experience as an assistant coach under his former coach Josh Huber.
The 2012 spring season was viewed as the turning point of the Centenary College golf program by head coach Josh Huber—and in 2013 it’s time to take the next steps towards greatness. The Cyclones, who finished third at the CSAC Tournament this past spring, continued to ride their momentum into a fall season that saw transfer Steve Kluemper shoot an all-time program low 71 at the Moravian Invitational en route to a team-best third place finish. “We had a very solid group of players last season. They worked hard, had a common goal and began what this year’s team is striving to finish,” said Huber.
This season the Cyclones are led by a pair of captains in senior Brian Criscuolo and junior Kevin Peters who are looking to take the program to the next level. Criscuolo, a returning captain, was second on the team this fall with an average of 79.8 strokes per match and currently holds three of the top seven all-time low scores for Centenary. Peters, a first-year captain, is coming off a fall season that saw him average 82.5 strokes in his two events. Prior to this fall, Peters shot a career low 78 at the Farmingdale State Invitational last spring to help the Cyclones to a fifth place finish. In addition to the captains, the Cyclones will receive upperclassmen experience from senior Bill McNeir, who shot both a team-low and career-low 75 in a Cyclones victory over Farmingdale State/St. Josephs (LI) last spring. Centenary also welcomes back a pair of juniors who are expected to step up and contribute in a big way, as Robert Linepensel and James Salinardi look to push Centenary forward.
Linepensel has already shown the caliber of his ability, as he shot a career-low 75 during the second day of the CSAC tournament last spring en route to a second place finish in the conference tournament.
In addition to those events, the Cyclones will travel to play in two new events this spring, the Alvernia University and Ursinus College Invitational tournaments.
With the Cyclones rich in experience, they also have a mix of youth spearheaded by sophomore transfer Steve Kluemper. In Kleumper, the Cyclones look for big things, as he was the most consistent golfer this past fall with a 75.7 average and appears ready to make a big statement this season. Kleumper is joined by sophomores Timothy Erath, C.J Lawson and Michael Scholer who each made strides of improvement last spring and this fall. The Cyclones also welcome a group of intriguing newcomers this spring in Tim Brix, a three-year member of the Cyclones basketball team and freshmen Sean Dubits and Dominick Lentine who both competed for their respective high school teams.
There is a lot of excitement headed into the season and coach Huber has set a number of goals he’d like to the Cyclones meet and surpass. After shooting an all-time low 308 last spring, a big goal for the Centenary program is to break 300 strokes in an event this season. Furthermore, Huber wants to see a Cyclone come home with an individual championship this spring.
On paper the 2013 schedule is filled with a number of outstanding courses and a competitive field of opponents in each match. Some of the highlights on this year’s schedule include the Farmingdale State two-day Invitational and playing Bethpage, which allows everyone to say they have played a facility that is truly world-renown, since its hosted a pair of US Open Events.
“If the five players we send on the course for each event focus and work hard, there is no reason why we can’t end the season the way everyone wants to.” With a deep roster and great mix of experience and youth, the Cyclones have the potential to do some very special things in 2013.
Date Monday 3/25
2013 Schedule Opponent FDU-Florham @
Time 12:00 PM
Moravian College Invitational $
Alvernia University Invitational %
Farmingdale State College Invitational ^
Ursinus Invitational #
11:00/9 AM 1:00 PM
Farmingdale State College/St. Joseph’s ~
Muhlenberg College Invitational !
@ Played at Morris County Country Club (Madison, N.J.)
2013 Men’s Golf Roster Player Name Tim Brix Brian Criscuolo* Sean Dubits Timothy Erath Steve Kluemper C.J Lawson Dominick Lentine Robert Linepensel Bill McNeir Kevin Peters* James Salinardi Michael Scholer
Yr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So.
Hometown/Highschool Monroe Township, NJ / Monroe Flanders, NJ / Mt. Olive Byram Township, N.J. / Pope John Amityville, NY / St. John the Baptist DHS Bethlehem, Pa. / Freedom Cape May Court House, NJ / Middle Township
Hampton, N.J. / Voorhees Washington, NJ / Warren Tech Franklin, NJ / Wallkill Valley Barnegat, NJ / Barnegat Chatham, NJ / Chatham Branchburg, NJ / Somerville
$ Played at Woodstone Country Club (Danielsville, Pa.) % Played at LedgeRock Golf Club (Mohnton, Pa.) ^ Played at Beth Page State Park (Beth Page, N.Y.)
Roster Breakdown By Year
# Played at Stonewall North (Collegeville, Pa.)
Freshmen - Brix, Dubits, Lentine,
~ Played at Hawk Pointe Golf Club (Washington, N.J.)
Sophomores - Erath, Kluemper, Lawson, Scholer
! Played at Lehigh Country Club (Macungie, Pa.)
Juniors - Linepensel, Peters, Salinardi
** Played at Glenmaura National Golf Club (Moosic, Pa.)
Seniors - Criscuolo, McNeir
BOLD = HOME CONTEST
2011-12 (Junior): Competed in 12 events through the fall and spring seasons...shot his career low 73 in the fall against Lebanon Valley College...finished 16th at the CSAC Tournament with an 84 in each of the rounds for a total 168...had a fall stroke average of a 77.6 through five events and an average of 82.1 in the spring...shot a 78 to help the Cyclones to their first ever first-place tournament win...named Team MVP. 2010-11 (Sophomore): Competed in all seven events during the Spring…finished third on the team with a 82.8 average…carded in the 70s on three occasions, including a career-high 74 on day one of the CSAC Tournament as he finished tied for 14th-place with a two-day total of 162…placed seventh in the Farmingdale State Invitational with a two-day total of 158 (79-79)…played in three events during the Fall season…recorded an average score of 87.8, fourth-best on the team…placed ninth with a two-day score of 190 (88-82) during the ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Championship…carded an 86 at the Moravian Invitational, helping Centenary post its best-ever team score at the event, a 340. 2009-10 (Freshman): Competed in 10 events through Fall and Spring seasons…led team with an 80.0 average during the Fall, including a 75 against FDU-Florham on Oct. 2…second on the team with an 84.9 average during the Spring…shot a 76 as Centenary set a program-record with a team-score of 313 in a win over Purchase on April 20…CSAC All-Academic Team. High School and Personal Data: Four-year member of the golf team at Mount Olive High School…two-time Most Career Low Score Improved Player…named Most Valuable Player as a senior…two-time All-Daily Record Score - 73 Honorable Mention…Second Team All-Iron Hills Conference his senior year…earned Season - Fall 2011 RoNetco Leadership Scholarship.
Match/Event - Lebanon Valley College
2011-12 (Sophomore): Competed in nine events through the fall and spring...shot career-best 78 at the first day of the Farmingdale State Invitational on April 12th...finished the fall with a scoring average of 83.8 and the spring with an 83.5. 2010-11 (Freshman): Competed in five events during the Spring campaign…averaged an 86.7, fourth-best on the team…tied for fifth overall with a career-best 79 in the Cyclone Invitational on April 8…competed in all four events for the Cyclones during the Fall season…recorded an average score of 91.0…shot an 87 in the Cyclone Invitational…carded an 89 at the Moravian Invitational, helping Centenary post its best-ever team score at the event, a 340. High School and Personal Data: Played four years of basketball at Barnegat…named team captain and team MVP in his senior season.
Career Low Score Score - 78 Season - Spring 2012 Match/Event - Farmingdale State Invitational
2011-12 (Junior): Competed in 11 events through the fall and spring... named Second Team All-Conference after finishing the CSAC Championship with a two-day total 164, shooting an 84 and 80 in each of the rounds...shot his career-best 75 at home against Farmingdale State and St. Joseph’s (L.I.) on April 5th...named CSAC Golfer of the Week and Cyclone of the Week on April 10th...finished the fall with a scoring average of 86.1 and the spring with an 84.7... named to the 2012 CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team...Spring FAR/FAB Scholar Athlete Recognition Award...CSAC All-Academic Team. 2010-11 (Sophomore): Competed in six events during the Spring… finished with an average of 87.4…tallied a season-best 84 on day two of the Farmingdale State Invitational on April 15…participated in two events during the Fall season…best score was a 90 on the first day of the ECAC Division III Mid-Atlantic Championship…Spring FAR FAB Scholar-Athlete Recognition Award…Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year…CSAC All-Academic Team. 2009-10 (Freshman): CSAC Sportsmanship Award Recipient… competed in 11 events during Fall and Spring seasons…best finish was a 79 during the Centenary Quad Tournament on April 9…shot an 86 as Centenary set a program-record with a team-score of 313 in a win over Purchase on April 20…Spring FAR-FAB Scholar-Athlete Recognition Award Winner…CSAC All-Academic Team. High School and Personal Data: Three-year member of the golf team at Wallkill Valley Regional High School…spent all three seasons with the varsity squad…served as team captain as a senior… Career Low Score two-time SCIL Coaches Honorable Mention winner…member of Score - 75 Sussex Ryder Cup team his senior year…Second Team All-New Jersey Herald as a junior…two time National Honor Society Season - Spring 2012 member…also served on Student Council all four years at WVRHS…four-year manager of both the football and basketball Match/Event - High Bridge Hills teams…Social Studies Departmental Award as a senior…named Boys State Alternate as a junior and National Art Honor Society as a sophomore…majoring in History Education and minoring in Special Education.
2011-12 (Sophomore): Named First-Team All-Conference after finishing tied for second at the CSAC Championship with a 154, shooting a 79 and 75 in each respective round...competed in five events in the spring... finished the spring with a team-low scoring average of 78.2...finished seventh at the Moravian Invitational on March 29th with a 79...named Cyclone of the Week on May 1st. High School and Personal Data: Four year member of the varsity golf team at Warren Tech...named First Team All-Area and All-Conference...played on the AJGA and IJGT junior golf tours...won on the Lehigh Valley junior tour...played in the Lehigh Valley amateur tournament... majoring in biology.
Career Low Score Score - 75 Season - Spring 2012 Match/Event - CSAC Day Two
2011-12 (Sophomore): Competed in two events, one in each the fall and spring season...carded his career-best 95 in an exhibition match in Myrtle Beach against Elms College on March 13th...CSAC All-Academic Team. 2010-11 (Freshman): Competed in two events during the Spring season…best score was a 106 in the Cyclone Invitational on April 8…CSAC All-Academic Team. High School and Personal Data: Two-sport athlete at Chatham High School…four-year member of the varsity wrestling team…served as team captain and earned Coaches Award his senior year…also a member of the football team for four seasons, including two on the varsity squad…received Coaches Award as a senior…given Outstanding Achievement Award for music his final year.
Career Low Score Score - 96 Season - Fall 2012 Match/Event - FDU-Florham
2011-12 (Freshman): Competed in nine events through the fall and spring season...shot his career best 79 at the St. Joseph’s Fall Invitational to help the Cyclones to their first ever first-place tournament finish on Sept. 16th...finished the fall with a stroke average of 88.2 and the spring with an improved 87.2. High School and Personal Data: Competed for four years for the St. John the Baptist Diocesan High School varsity golf team.
Career Low Score Score - 79 Season - Fall 2011 Match/Event - St. Joseph’s
2012 (Freshman) - Played at Northampton Community College...shot a team best 76 in the EPCC Championship... shot a 73 to earn medalist honors at the Delaware County Community College Invitationa l...shot a 72 in second round of PCAA Invitational...named to All-State Junior College Team. High School and Personal Data: Transfer from Northampton Community College...played four years of golf at Freedom High School...qualified for the Pennsylvania High School State Championships...also played four years of volleyball at Freedom High School...named the MVP of both teams in senior year...named Freedom H.S. Male Athlete of the Year in 2011... majoring in Sports Management/Business.
2011-12 (Freshman): Competed in four events through the fall and spring seasons...shot an 86 against FDU-Florham on Oct. 5th...finished the fall with a scoring average of 92.5 and the spring with a 94. High School and Personal Data: Competed on the golf team for three years for Middle Township High School where he earned the most improved player awardâ€Śalso played varsity basketball for one yearâ€Śmember of the National Honor Society his junior and senior year.
Career Low Score Score - 86
Career Low Score Score - 71 Season - Fall 2012 Match/Event - Moravian Invitational
Season - Fall 2011 Match/Event - FDU
2011-12 (Freshman): Competed in three events through the fall and spring...shot his career-best 84 at home against Farmingdale State and St. Josephâ€™s (L.I.) on April 5th...finished the fall with a scoring average of 92.5 and the spring with an 84.
High School and Personal Data: Played golf for two years at Voorhees High School...earned varsity status his senior season...majoring in sports management.
High School and Personal Data: Competed for two years on the Somerville High School varsity golf team.
Career Low Score Career Low Score
Score - 93
Score - 81
Season - Fall 2012
Season - Fall 2012
Match/Event - Cyclone Invitational
Match/Event - St. Josephâ€™s (L.I.)
High School and Personal Data: Played four years of varsity golf for Pope John High School...served as team captain senior year... named Second Team All-Conference in 2012...received the 2012 Pope John Spirit Award following his senior season...voted Most Improved Player following his junior season...majoring in business administration.
Career Low Score Score - 90 Season - Fall 2012 Match/Event - FDU-Florham
High School and Personal Data: Member of the Centenary College men’s basketball team...four-year member of the varsity basketball team at Monroe High School… named Second Team All-Division during junior season…received First Team AllDivision and Second Team All-County honors as a senior.
Golf All-Time Low Scores Player Name
Centenary College Turf Fund Year
St. Joseph’s (L.I.)
Lebanon Valley College
High Bridge Hills
High Bridge Hills
“It is time to take Cyclone Athletics to the next level.” That was the message of WPLJ broadcaster Joe Nolan at the official launch of The Athletic Turf Field Project on January 29, 2011. Through The Cyclone Athletic Fund, Centenary plans to construct a new artificial turf field that will serve the Men’s and Women’s Soccer and Lacrosse teams as well as Baseball. The new field, which can even be used in inclement weather, will help propel the teams to greater levels of competition and national recognition. To learn more about this exciting project or to make a contribution to The Cyclone Athletic Fund or The Athletic Turf Field Project, call Simone Knaaps at (908) 852-1400 ext. 2336 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colonial States Athletic Conference One Neumann Drive -- Aston, PA -- 19014 -- www.csacsports.org
About the CSAC
The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) – formerly known as the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC) – was formed to meet the needs of small, private, four-year colleges in eastern Pennsylvania. As the institutions’ athletic programs continued to grow, it became increasingly necessary to address individual and collective concerns about intercollegiate athletics.
In November 1991, 10 charter member institutions with similar philosophies aligned to provide athletic competition for student-athletes from institutions with similar philosophies. The conference was formed to collectively recognize the importance of intercollegiate athletics in an educational setting and to increase institutional support without compromising academic integrity. These charter members voted unanimously to name the new conference the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC), and on February 3, 1992, a press conference was held at Philadelphia’s Veteran’s Stadium to officially announce the formation of the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (PAC), with competition to begin in the 1992-1993 academic year. The first Constitution was drafted in June 1992 and in April 1993, the conference was granted Affiliate Membership in the NCAA. In its inaugural year, the conference sponsored 12 championships; today, the CSAC sponsors 17 championships in 15 sports. The conference qualifies and maintains Automatic Qualifiers (AQs) in 13 sports, sending the conference champion to NCAA Championships in Field Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Women’s Volleyball, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s Golf, Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse, Softball and Men’s and Women’s Tennis.
Baptist Bible College
Cedar Crest College
Notre Dame of Md. University
Members of the CSAC wholly embrace the NCAA Division III “student first” philosophy by ensuring that institutions place the overall educational experience and successful completion of academic programs above all else. For this reason, student-athletes are treated no differently than any member of the student population. CSAC members embrace gender equity among student-athletes and are committed to providing athletics programs that are equitable for both genders.
The CSAC is also wholly dedicated to service in the community, as the league has participated in such initiatives as Habitat for Humanity and the Eastern Polar Plunge, sponsored by the PA Special Olympics. Each CSAC member school also participates in various service initiatives both campus-wide and in their communities.
1. Baptist Bible College - Clarks Summit, PA 2. Cabrini College - Radnor, PA 3. Cairn University - Langhorne, PA 4. Cedar Crest College - Allentown, PA 5. Centenary College - Hackettstown, NJ 6. Gwynedd-Mercy College - Gwynedd Valley, PA 7. Immaculata University - Immaculata, PA 8. Keystone College - LaPlume, PA 9. Marywood University - Scranton, PA 10. Neumann University - Aston, PA 11. Notre Dame of MD University - Baltimore, MD 12. Rosemont College - Rosemont, PA
Colonial States Athletic Conference One Neumann Drive -- Aston, PA -- 19014 -- www.csacsports.org
BAS - Baseball MBKB - Men’s Basketball WBKB - Women’s Basketball
MXC - Men’s Cross Country WXC- Women’s Cross Country FH - Field Hockey
MGLF - Men’s Golf MLAX - Men’s Lacrosse WLAX - Women’s Lacrosse
Did you know?
Baptist Bible women’s basketball coach and assistant athletic director Amber Jacobs was inducted into the Boston College Athletic Hall of Fame after starring on the hardwood for the Eagles for four years
The Cabrini men's lacrosse team has won 11 straight conference championships, and has appeared in 10 consecutive NCAA National Tournaments. Head coach Steve Colfer ranks second among active Division-III coaches, and third all-time, in career winning percentage (.789). 2011 Cairn University graduate Justin Brubaker stands alone as the only player NCAA Division-III men’s volleyball history to amass over 2,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs.
Cedar Crest’s Lizzy Sunderhaus was named the nation’s female recipient of the 2011 Jostens Trophy, which is regarded as the highest honor awarded in NCAA D-III basketball. The award is based on excellence on the court, in the classroom, and in the community. Former Centenary ace Cole Kimball appeared in 11 games for the Washington Nationals in 2011, posting an ERA of 1.93 in 14 innings pitched.
Gwynedd-Mercy’s Dan Dunkleberger is a four-time All-American in track. In 2009, he placed seventh in the 400m at the NCAA D-III National Championships. He returned in 2010 and was second in the same event, while he captured third in the 200m. In the 2010 Indoor Championships, he took sixth in the 400m.
MSOC - Men’s Soccer WSOC - Women’s Soccer SBL - Softball
Athletic Director Mike Show Brad Koch Jason Penley Lisa McGuirk Billie Jo Blackwell Keith Mondillo Patricia Canterino Dr. Matthew Grimaldi Dr. Mary Jo Gunning Chuck Sack Erin Foley Lynn Rothenhoefer
President Dr. Jim Jeffery Dr. Marie George Dr. Todd Williams Carmen Twillie Ambar, Esq. Dr. Barbara Lewthwaite Dr. Kathleen Owens Sister Patricia Fadden, IHM Dr. Edward Boehm Sister Anne Munley, Dr. Rosalie Mirenda Dr. James F. Conneely Dr. Sharon Hirsh
Baptist Bible College Cabrini College Cairn University Cedar Crest College Centenary College Gwynedd-Mercy College Immaculata University Keystone College Marywood University Neumann University Notre Dame of MD University Rosemont College
I n s t i t u t i o n Sp o n s o r ed C S AC S por ts
Nickname Defenders Cavaliers Highlanders Falcons Cyclones Griffins Mighty Macs Giants Pacers Knights Gators Ravens
Enrollment* 510 1,300 775 750 1,380 1,300 1,213 1,500 2,106 2,150 500 412
Location Clarks Summit, PA Radnor, PA Langhorne, PA Allentown, PA Hackettstown, NJ Gwynedd Valley, PA Immaculata, PA LaPlume, PA Scranton, PA Aston, PA Baltimore, MD Rosemont, PA
School Baptist Bible College Cabrini College Cairn University Cedar Crest College Centenary College Gwynedd-Mercy College Immaculata University Keystone College Marywood University Neumann University Notre Dame of Maryland University Rosemont College *Full-Time Undergraduate as of Fall 2011
MTEN - Men’s Tennis WTEN - Women’s Tennis WVB - Women’s Volleyball
In 2010-11, both the Immaculata women’s basketball and field hockey teams were recognized nationally for their team grade point averages. Women’s basketball was 11th nationally (3.508), while field hockey tied for 10th (3.44).
Baseball legend Christy Matthewson, an original member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, and 1959 Masters champion and PGA Player of the Year Art Wall each attended Keystone. Rose (Kuchawara) Jacklinski, a1999 Marywood graduate, is the all-time Division III record holder for consecutive stolen bases. Jacklinski swiped 68 consecutive stolen bases without being caught from April 23, 1996 to April 16, 1998.
Neumann’s men’s ice hockey team won the 2009 NCAA Division-III National Championship.
Notre Dame lacrosse player Kelsey Kempf was the NCAA Division-III statistical champion in Caused Turnovers in 2011, with 64 in 14 games, good for an average of 4.57 per game.
Since going co-educational in 2009, Rosemont has added six men’s programs and two women’s programs. Forty-four percent of Rosemont student-athletes have a cumulative Grade-Point Average higher than 3.0.
Fact Sheet 2012-13
Founded in 1867, Centenary College, a state chartered institution, is the primary educational and cultural resource for northwest New Jersey, offering a range of undergraduate, graduate and professional programs as well as non-degree courses. Building on its applied liberal arts foundation, Centenary is a leader in integrating a top-quality co-curricular experience with excellent academic programming that provides educational opportunities to a growing and diverse population of students.
• .Traditional Undergraduate Programs: 20 Baccalaureate degree programs with 23 distinct concentrations, 3 Associate degree programs, 10 Education certification programs and 20 minors. • .Adult and Accelerated Programs: Accelerated programs leading to Associate, Bachelor and MBA degrees through the Centenary School of Professional Studies. • .Online Programs: MBA, MA in Leadership and Public Administration, M.Ed. in Educational Practice, BS in Business Administration and AA in Liberal Arts. • .Traditional Graduate Programs: MBA, MA in Counseling, MA in Counseling Psychology, MA in Educational Leadership, MA in Instructional Leadership, MA in Leadership and Public Administration, MA in School Counseling, MA in Special Education, Certification in Student Assistance Coordinator, M.Ed. in Reading with a NJ Reading Specialist Certification, Supervisor Licensure and Teacher of Students with Disabilities Certification.
• .Centenary faculty members include Fulbright Scholars and other nationally recognized academics. • .Centenary was one of 10 host sites selected for the Fulbright Gateway Orientation in 2012. • .Centenary students enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Equine Studies have twice in four years won the IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Show Association) Hunter Seat National Championship and the USEF/Cacchione Cup. • .Centenary is home to the David and Carol Lackland Center. Recognized by American School & University Magazine for its outstanding design, the Center is a 68,000-square-foot facility that houses the Centenary Stage Company, WNTI 91.9 FM radio station, classrooms and more.
Centenary serves 2,576 students through various delivery methods. • .Undergraduate Enrollment: 1,340 full-time traditional undergraduate students; 110 part-time – 39% men, 61% women; 82% from New Jersey, 5% from New York, 5% from Pennsylvania; total represents 22 states and 14 countries; 56% of students live on campus. – Select county demographics: 20% from Warren County, 16% from Morris County, 11% from Sussex County, 5% from Hunterdon County and 4% from Somerset County. • .Adult Accelerated, Graduate and Professional Programs: 1,126 adult accelerated, online and graduate students – 36% men, 64% women; 94% from New Jersey. – Select county demographics: 32% from Morris County, 20% from Warren County, 15% from Essex County, 13% from Sussex County and 12% from Middlesex County.
• .28 buildings on 105 acres in Hackettstown and Washington Township, NJ, including the Equestrian Center. • .Additional locations in Parsippany and Edison, NJ, and numerous corporate locations. • .The new Environmental Science Center is located at the Charles O. Hayford State Fish Hatchery.
• .Laptop program for traditional students. • .37 multimedia-equipped classroom with teacher stations.
• .Member of NCAA Division III, ECAC, CSAC, MIWA. • .13 intercollegiate teams: Men’s: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Wrestling; Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball. • .In 2011–2012, 132 academic accolades were received by student-athletes from conference, regional, and national academic organizations for achieving a GPA of 3.2 or higher. • .Centenary’s Wrestling team is named fifth-best in NCAA Division III, according to the latest National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) rankings.
Centenary at a Glance The Centenary Experience: • Centenary College is distinguished by its accomplished faculty, small class size and diverse student body. • Centenary was the first college in New Jersey to mandate community service as a graduation requirement. • Opportunities for participating in the post-9/11 GI Bill’s Yellow Ribbon Program entitle eligible veterans to free tuition, a housing allowance and a books and supplies stipend. Military personnel who are not eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program may be eligible for a 30% tuition reduction. • Accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, the Council of Social Work Education (CSWE), the Teacher Education Accreditation Council (TEAC) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). • For the past 18 years, the Centenary School of International Programs has sponsored the Summer Culture and Language Program, an intensive program for foreign students to learn American culture and English language.
Centenary College: A Regional Resource • As both an employer and consumer, Centenary College is a significant economic engine. • Centenary’s economic impact on the region is at least $100 million. • Centenary has a sincere commitment to the local and regional community, and serves as a resource for residents after natural disasters and other crises. • More than 90 employees are residents of the Town of Hackettstown, with an additional 350 living within a 30-mile radius of Centenary College. • The Your Campus…Own It! Office provides the community with information and tools to help foster a culture that does not tolerate interpersonal violence or drug and alcohol abuse. • The Centenary Enactus team, comprised of students, applies business concepts to develop outreach projects that improve the quality of life and standard of living for people in need, such as helping artisans in Guapi, Colombia, build a sustainable business.
Centenary College: A Community Resource • Community Service Resources: This past academic year, Centenary students and staff volunteered more than 21,000 hours to local nonprofit organizations, including Trinity United Methodist Church, the Post House, Warren Haven Nursing Home and the NORWESCAP Food Bank. • Centenary Stage Company: The area’s only professional Equity Theatre, which offers the highest quality in professional music and dance. Its Young Performers Workshop offered children’s theatre workshops and performances to approximately 200 local students ages 8 to 18 this year. • Summer Scholars: An academic program that has attracted students from all over the world designed to broaden the minds of teenagers in grades 8 through 12. • Taylor Memorial Library: The library offers community access to all resources, including more than 72,000 print volumes, as well as internet and online information resources. • Television Studio: Centenary’s television station (CCTV Channel 6, UHF Channel 23) broadcasts campus events, Centenary Stage Company performances and student-directed programs. • WNTI-FM 91.9: WNTI-FM is an adult alternative, non-commercial public radio station with over 75,000 listeners. • Office of Veteran Services : Established in September 2012, this Office provides valuable services and resources to veterans and the greater community. Select data was obtained from the U.S. Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS).
Published on Feb 20, 2013