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The 2013-14 Swimming and Diving Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academy’s Athletic Media Relations Office.




Table of Contents 2013-14 Women’s Roster Women’s Season Preview 2013-14 Men’s Roster Men’s Season Previe The Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Superintendent Director of Athletics Athletics Facilities Strength & Conditioning Staff Directory

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Name Carly Campbell Sara Cantrell Patricia Eidenire Miranda Fay Chantel Ferguson Elizabeth Furman Caitlyn Gever Carlie Gilligan Kelsey Gray Abigail Isaacs Hannah Jansson Monica Luebke Michaela McKeown Danielle McMeekin Haley McWilliams Hailey Naramore Katie Neubig Sarah Ritchie Darlene Sao Rachel Seaman Carolyn Slife Kaitlyn Toth Megan Toomey Sydney Wagner Carol Yin Coaching Staff Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach


Yr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Fr. Fr. So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Fr. Sr.

Event(s) Free/Fly Diving Free Fly/Free IM/Fly Fly Free/Back Breast/IM Free Back/Free Breast Breast Breast Fly/Free Free/Fly Free Free Back IM/Breast Free Back/IM Breast/Fly/IM Fly/Free Free/Back Breast

Hometown Lakewood, Col. Jupiter, Fla. Miami, Fla. Avon, Ind. Spokane, Wash. Bellingham, Wash. Hope Valley, R.I. Tolovana Park, Ore. Norfolk, Mass. Chapel Hill, N.C. Haworth, N.J. Madison, Wis. Boulder, Col. Palm Harbor, Fla. Niceville, Fla. Gilbert, Az. Falls Church, Va. Seven Fields, Pa. Carbondale, Ill. Virginia Beach, Va. Frederick, Md. Silver Spring, Md. San Antonio, Texas Livermore, Ca. Sugarland, Texas

John Weskott (15th season) Mary Westkott Ryan Cutler


2013-14 Women’s Season Preview

do well in the water. Slife and Gray make up two legs of the record setting 200 medley relay from the previous season. Slife is a backstroke and IM

The Bears return nearly all of their 2012-13

specialist who has scored in the top places at

campaign athletes, and welcome the addition of

NEWMAC championships each season. Gray shows

a number of new faces. The women are lead by

versatility in breaststroke and sprint free and will

senior captains Chantel Ferguson and Carol Yin.

likely supplement relay swims. Gever will join the women second semester after being away at West

Ferguson broke four individual school records

Point on an Academy Exchange semester. She

as a junior and looks to improve on those marks.

looks to return to being one of the better sprint

She is the current school record holder in the 100

freestylers in the NEWMAC.

and 200 butterfly events as well as the 200 and 400 Individual Medleys.

The sophomore class has both depth and talent in equal parts, and their continued development

Yin looks to follow up a junior season in which

is critical for success. They already show significant

she improved dramatically as a key breaststroke

gains in training and strength at the start of the

specialist. Her imprint on the culture of the

season. A strong freshmen class will fill in holes

women’s team is palpable.

and improve in areas of need. The breaststroke core of athletes is flooded with new faces from

Among key returnees are juniors Sara Cantrell,

transfers and traditional freshmen.

Darlene Sao, Carolyn Slife, Kelsey Gray and Caitlyn Gever. Cantrell was the first CGA women’s diver

Key meets will happen almost immediately. The women will compete against two Division

year. She narrowly missed scoring in the 3-meter

I schools first semester, Rhode Island and

event in Houston last March after advancing

Providence College. This shows a commitment to

through regional competition. She holds all four

competition at higher levels and will challenge

diving records for the Academy. Sao is a key

the women to rise to the occasion. Wheaton, WPI

contributor to the program. She swam in eight

and Springfield are first semester NEWMAC foes.

different events in dual meet competition and

Second semester will focus on the lead up to

was the 2012-13 high point winner for the team.

NEWMAC championships and hopefully the return

She is likely to swim any event in any meet and

of athletes to NCAA championships.



to compete at Division III Championships last


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2013-14 MEN’S ROSTER Name




Andy Anderson Matthew Brigham Christian Brindamour Ryan Buys Timothy Dion Tim Early Mike Franco Carl Fuhs Barrett Johannsen Tyler Kotchman Jacob Kramb Cyril Kurland Edwin Kuster Marc McAndrew Ben Morseth Nicholas Odegard Aaron Overheim Alexander Simpson Londen Thomas Marco Tinari Elliot VanDeren Zachary Weeks

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

Diving Breast/Free Free/Back Fly/Free Free/Breast Fly/IM Fly/Free Breast/Free Fly/IM Fly/Free Back/Free Free Breast/Free Free Back/IM Free Free/Fly Free Free/Fly Free IM/Breast/Free IM/Back/Free

Alta Loma, Ca. California, Md. Manchester, Conn. Higganum, Conn. Manchester, Conn. Oregonia, Ohio Miramar, Fla. Virginia Beach, Va. Kingwood, Texas North Royalton, Ohio Waynesville, Ohio Fort Myers, Fla. Yorktown, Va. Phoenix, Az. Zachary, La. Manhattan Beach, Ca. Pflugerville, Texas Sandwich, Mass. Tempe, Az. Bethesda, Md. Collierville, Tenn. Albuquerque, N.M.

Coaching Staff Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach


John Weskott (15th season) Mary Westkott Ryan Cutler


2013-14 Men’s Season Preview

America Honorable Mention last year at the NCAA Championships. He set three new CGA records in the 50 and 100 freestyles and 100 backstroke and

The 2013-14 Bears will look to move up the

returns as the NEWMAC runner up in both the 500

leader board at the NEWMAC championship

and 100 free. Also returning are key contributors

meet. They placed 3rd last year and will look to

Ben Morseth, Tim Dion and Ryan Buys. Each of

edge closer to the top. The men are lead by senior

these will be front line contributors to the success

captains Barrett Johannsen and Marco Tinari.

of the men’s program.

Joining the captains are seniors Jacob Kramb and

A flood of talent arrived in July with the arrival of

Marc McAndrew. Tinari is a distance freestyle and

the class of 2017. High school All-Americans, Junior

400 Individual Medley specialist who is showing

National competitors and YMCA national contests

signs of sprint versatility and will compete quite

comprise the freshman class. They are deep and

a bit in the short relays. Johannsen is a butterfly

versatile and should make an immediate impact

NEWMAC finalist who will swim a bit of IM and

on the conference championship level.

sprint freestyle. McAndrew and Kramb are both critical to the men’s success with abilities in distance freestyle and backstroke events.

The first semester will bring an immediate match-up between NEWMAC runner-up Springfield College and the Bears. This is followed

Returning to the team are two key contributors

by conference dual meets against a stronger Wheaton College and a rapidly improving WPI.

and sophomore Andy Anderson. Both broke

The semester will conclude with a championship

CGA school records in 2013 and represented the

format invitational at WPI (who will host this

Academy at NCAA competition. Andy broke the

season’s conference championship). Second

oldest standing school record on the 3-meter

semester will focus on the preparation for

board and was an invitee to NCAA regional

the conference meet and hopefully NCAA

competition as a freshman. Brindamour earned All-

championships in Indianapolis.



from last season, junior Christian Brindamour


COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelor’s of Science degree program Founded in 1876 aboard the schooner Dobbin Highly selective admissions standards No tuition, traditional application process No congressional nomination necessary Education includes academics, physical fitness, character and leadership development 85 percent of graduates choose to serve beyond their five-year commitment Two graduates have been NASA Astronauts 80 percent of graduates go to graduate school (most paid for by Coast Guard)



COAST GUARD QUICK FACTS The Coast Guard Academy has 23 Intercollegiate sports (11 men’s, 9 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class



REAR ADMIRAL SANDRA L. STOSZ ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT THIRD YEAR Rear Admiral Sandra L. Stosz assumed the duties of the 40th Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 3, 2011. She reported to the Academy after serving as the Director of Reserve and Leadership at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. There she was responsible for developing policies to recruit, train and support approximately 8,100 Coast Guard Reservists.

Rear Admiral Stosz is a surface operations officer with 12 years at sea, including command of two cutters – an icebreaking tug on the Great Lakes and a medium endurance cutter that patrolled North Atlantic and Caribbean waters. She and her crews executed many of the Coast Guard’s 11 missions such as drug and alien migrant interdiction, fisheries enforcement,


search and rescue, polar and domestic icebreaking and ports and waterways security.

Between sea duty tours Rear Admiral Stosz specialized in personnel and resource management and program review. She served tours of duty as Chief of Officer Assignments and as Program Reviewer and Acquisition Funds Coordinator for Coast Guard major systems acquisitions, including the 225-foot buoy tenders and 87-foot coastal patrol boats. She broadened her experience as the Secretary of Transportation’s military assistant and years later as the Commandant’s executive assistant. She has served as Commanding Officer of the Coast Guard’s recruit training center in Cape May, New Jersey and as Director of Coast Guard Enterprise Strategic Management and Doctrine where she was responsible for aligning enterprise level strategic and management functions with the Commandant’s strategic intent.

Rear Admiral Stosz graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 1982 with a bachelor of science degree in Government. She was awarded a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwestern University’s J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management in 1994. In 2000 she completed an executive fellowship in national security through the MIT Seminar XXI program, and she earned a Master of National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2004. In 2009 she attended the Navy’s Executive Business Course at University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler business school.

Rear Admiral Stosz’s personal awards include three Legion of Merit Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, two Coast Guard Commendation Medals and two Coast Guard Achievement Medals.



TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS THIRD YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick just completed his second academic year as Director of Athletics at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and on his watch the USCGA’s athletic program has seen growth in several key areas. In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 21 NCAA sports, has overseen a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization (the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Bear Club). Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department produced its first-ever women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium) for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England, and has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships. Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&MCorpus Christi for two years prior to his arrival at USCGA, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.

Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections. Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy. Fitzpatrick directed a fundraising effort that saw Army’s “A Club” donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000


He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatrick’s work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the men’s basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 199294. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year men’s basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the league’s national and local television syndication efforts. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982. Tim is married to Kerry Marks, and they have a son, James.



While at Indiana, he was responsible for internal administration of the department, oversaw capital construction and facilities management, and had oversight of the football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.

to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.

COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.

COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships.

ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.



NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.

NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).

CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.



Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.

Joe Crozier

Strength and Conditioning Coach


Joe Crozier is in his second year as the head of the Strength and Conditioning Program with the Coast Guard Athletic Department. Crozier came to the Academy from California State University-Chico where he earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology and his masters degree in kinesiology. Joe is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach with distinction through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Certified Personal Trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Joe designs and implements workout regimens for all of our varsity sport programs. Working with teams both in-season and out-of-season, Joe’s focus is to better prepare athletes for competition by concentrating on sport-specific programs designed to achieve the ultimate level of success. Coast Guard’s strength and conditioning program is dedicated to ensure each cadet-athlete is equipped with the correct instruction, knowledge and guidance to reach their peak performance level and to decrease the potential for injuries. Our program also preaches the importance of a proper, nutritionally balanced diet as well as appropriate pre-game and post-game routines to ensure safe preparation, performance, and recuperation for each contest.



ADMINISTRATION Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Tim Opstrup Chris Parsons Jason Southard Bill Mullins Art Lamoureux Andrea Stewart Katherine Bossardet Vi Oliver Joe Crozier Bruce Cobb Marc Grindstaff

MEN’S TENNIS Title Director of Athletics Associate AD/Director of Physical Education Assistant AD/Business Manager Assistant AD/Compliance Director of Media Relations Media Relations Assistant Director of Athletic Operations Senior Women’s Administrator Associate Office Manager Administrative Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Head Equipment Manager Assistant Equipment Manager

Phone 860-444-8600 860-701-6798 860-444-8602 860-701-6197 860-701-6800 860-444-8601 860-701-6799 860-444-8600 860-444-8580 860-444-8409 860-444-8608 860-444-8606

ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Kevin Colasurdo Marina Dubrovsky Jake Ibey Shannon Nickels

Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer

Phone 860-444-8619 860-701-6618 860-701-6415 860-701-6416 860-701-6617

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8581 860-701-6132

BASEBALL Name C.C. Grant Kevin Jaskiewicz

FOOTBALL Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jay Driscoll Pat Knowles CDR Darell Singleterry Jordan Berrian Don Miller

Title Head Coach Co-Defensive Coordinator/ Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator Offensive Coordinator Defensive Line Tight Ends/Quality Control Defensive Assistant Wide Receivers/Tight Ends Running Backs

Phone 860-444-8584 860-444-8605

Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

860-444-8581 860-701-6805

Phone 860-444-8679

MEN’S SOCCER Name Chris Parsons Patrick McCarney Anthony Occhialini

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-701-6197

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ryan Cutler

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach


Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590

PISTOL & RIFLE Name Richard Hawkins

Title Shooting Sports Coach

Phone TBA

SAILING Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly

Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach

Phone 860-444-8577 860-701-6291 860-444-8325

Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Pitching Coach

Phone 860-444-8604

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6594 860-701-6960

SOFTBALL Name Donna Koczajowski Amanda Illinger Dana Fleischmann Bill Mullins

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Name Alex Ivansheck Keyokah Mars-Garrick Catherine Lewis

WOMEN’S CREW Name Jen Meuse Jodi Hope LT Vicky Futch

Title Phone Rowing Coordinator/Head Coach 860-444-8679 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8587 860-701-6595

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-444-8582

WOMEN’S SOCCER Name Susan Grant Amanda Illinger LCDR Jess Rozzi-Ochs Anthony Occhialini

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ryan Cutler

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Faculty Representative

Phone 860-444-8589

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Aylene Ilkson Mark Taylor LCDR Erin Adler

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590



Title Head Coach Interim Men’s Head Coach

Phone 860-464-6286


Name Steve Eldridge Rob McKnabb

MEN’S CREW Name Colin Regan Mike Shugrue

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach


MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono Sam Cheung Chris Vincent

Name Jim Hazlin Mike Turdo



Coach John Westkott is in his 15th season as head coach of both the men’s and women’s swim teams. He is the first coach at the Academy to coach both men and women and in his time has had marked success. The athletes in his program have represented the Academy well, and earned conference and national accolades. In April of 2013, Westkott was inducted into the Rhode Island Aquatics Hall of Fame. In John’s time at the Academy there have been 47 different individuals achieve NCAA qualifying times, and 37 school records have been broken, most of those records broken numerous times. John has coached an NCAA champion, as well as many All-America selectees and honorable mention selectees. There have been four different swimmers selected as NEWMAC athletes of the year since 1999, and two of those were multiple year recipients of that award. The Coast Guard swimmers and divers are consistently some of the best performers at the conference championship and have earned team success. John has been honored as NEWMAC Coach of the Year five times and the men’s team has won six conference championship (1999, 2001, 2004 and 2006-2008). Seven other seasons the men have been runners up at the NEWMAC meet. The women have consistently improved to being within the top four finishers in recent years. The men’s team has a pheonominal dual meet record of 111-29 for a winning percentage of .793 under Westkott. The swimmers and divers also boast success in the classroom, with numerous Scholar All-American selections for individuals and as a program. The men won the prestigious Dean’s Trophy in 2011 for highest grade point average at the Academy. There have been many swimmers and divers selected for aviation training directly from the Academy, a prized posting for commissioned ensigns. Coach Westkott states, “The goal for our program is to offer the individual a challenging environment that allows the athlete to develop in the sport, as well as a future officer and a student. The swimming and diving program has been able to have athletes show dramatic improvement and be successful within the corps of cadets.” John arrived at the Academy after finishing his Master’s Degree in Education at Springfield College, where he was an assistant coach for the swimming and diving program, and teaching fellow for the Physical Education Department. John graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Rhode Island in English and History where he swam and played water polo. After graduating, he served as an assistant coach for URI as well as the Rams Swimming Club, the local USS team.

MARY WESTKOTT ASSISTANT COACH 14TH SEASON Mary is in her 14th season as assistant coach, and her ninth as a faculty member at the Academy. As an undergraduate at Springfield College, Mary was a 4-event school record holder, and 10-time NCAA Division III All-American.


She brings that wealth of knowledge to the deck at the Academy. Instrumental in the development of the dry-land training program and in the sprint group, Mary has developed some of the better swimmers at the Academy. Westkott also teaches Physical Education in both the cadet and the Leadership Development Center curriculums at the Academy. In the summer of 2005, Mary competed in the Ironman Lake Placid and had the third fastest time in the women’s swimming out of over 500 entrants.



RYAN CUTLER DIVING COACH FIRST SEASON Ryan is in his first season as diving coach at the Coast Guard Academy after serving as the diving coach at Newtown High school in Connecticut for the past three seasons. He is a 2010 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University where he was a diver for the Owls and named the Most Improved Diver following his junior season. Ryan earned a B.S. in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science. Cutler, who was a four-sport athlete (football, baseball, track and swimming) at nearby Fitch High School, has coached swimming and diving at many YMCA’s and clubs throughout Connecticut over the past several years and is a certified coach by USA swimming.


Ken joined the Athletic Training staff in 2000 and was named the head athletic trainer in 2001. As the Head Athletic Trainer, Ken oversees the day to day operations of the Athletic Training Facility, and coordinates Sports Medicine Staff coverage for the NCAA varsity sports teams, HPE run Physical Fitness Exam’s (PFE’s) and Swab Summer Training Programs. Over the years, Ken worked at several high schools and sports medicine clinics in Connecticut. He spent four years a the head athletic trainer with the Connecticut Pride of the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). On two separate occasions, Ken was honored as one of two athletic trainers invited to provide services for the “CBA Players Showcase Camp”. The camp allowed top CBA players the opportunity to market their basketball skills for NBA coaches and scouts in attendance. After graduating from Farmington High School in Farmington, Conn. in 1984, Ken later attended Springfield College in Massachusetts. While at Springfield, Ken was the team student athletic trainer. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training in 1991, Ken worked full-time as an employee of Valley Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, in East Hampton, CT., providing clinical rehabilitation and sports medicine services at East Hampton High School and other local schools.



SARA CANTRELL JUNIOR - DIVER JUPITER, FLORIDA Sara made her first appearance at the NCAA Division III Championships last season and placed 17th on the 1-meter board and 22nd on the 3-meter board. She earned a spot at the NCAA Championships by placing sixth at the NCAA Division III Diving regional last season. Sara broke all four diving school-records last season: 1-meter (6 dive) 249; 1-meter (11 dive), 423.25; 3-meter (6 dive) 280.55 and 3-meter dive (11 dives) 453.75. She is a Management major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Paul Hall at South Fork High ... also member of JV volleyball team and track team ... has an older brother Chris, who is commissioning in the ROFC Marine Corps from the University of Florida in December ... daughter of Chris and Donna Cantrell. GETTING TO KNOW SARA Her favorite food is sushi, her favorite snack food is pretzels. Sara’ s favorite place to visit is Paris, her favorite TV show is Revenge while her favorite movie is Raising Helen. A University of Florida fan, her favorite athlete is Laura Wilkinson and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be her grandfather.

CHANTEL FERGUSON SENIOR - BUTTERFLY/INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY SPOKANE, WASHINGTON Chantel broke four school records last season, three of them at the NEWMAC Championship meet and earned Allconference honors in the 200 butterfly with a second place finish. She set school-records in the 200 butterfly (2:08.11), and the 200 IM (2:07.63) and 400 IM (4:34.55) at the NEWMAC Championship while also breaking the school-record in the 100 butterfly with a time of 57.80 during the season. Earned All-NEWMAC hononrs in the 400 IM during her junior season. Electrical Engineering major is on the Dean’s List and Commandant of Cadet’s List.

GETTING TO KNOW CHANTEL Her favorite foods are pasta and pizza while her favorite snack food is popcorn. Chantel’s favorite TV shows are Bones and Game of Thrones and her favorite move is the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. An Ohio State fan, her favorite athlete is Dara Torres while she lists Pat Summitt as the greatest coach to ever live. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Shakespeare.




BEFORE CGA Competed for coach Todd Marsh at Lewis and Clark High ... Captain of the Spokane Area Swim team was on the National Society of High School Scholars ... had and older sister Alyssa and a younger brother Tommy ... daughter of Jordan Ferguson and Heidi Nix.

DARLENE SAO JUNIOR - FREESTYLE/INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY/BREASTSTROKE CARBONDALE, ILLINOIS Darlene placed fifth in the 200 IM at the NEWMAC Championships last season with a time of 2:10.33. A Marine and Environmental Science major, she is on both the Commandant of Cadet’s List and the Regimental Commanders List. Darlene is also a member of the Coast Guard water polo and dance team. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Jay Newton at Carbondale Community High ... was named the Most Valuable Swimmer during her senior season ... member of both the Honor Roll and National Honors Society ... has been involved in ballet since she was three-years old ... has an older brother Johnny ... daughter of Texieng and Linda Sao. GETTING TO KNOW DARLENE Her favorite food is fettucini alfredo and her favorite snack food is goldfish. Darlene’s favorite TV show is Friends and her favorite movie is The Little Rascals and her favorite singe is Taylor Swift. A University of Illinois fan, her favorite athlete is Natalie Coughlin and she lists John Wooden as the greatest coach to ever live. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Dr. Seuss.



Carolyn earned a spot on the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Academic team last season. She was part of the Bears 400 medley relay team that placed fourth at the NEWMAC Championships last season with a time of 4:01.16. A Marine and Environmental Science major is also a member of the Dean’s List. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Adam Frank at Frederick High School where she was also a member of the soccer team ... member of the National Honors Society and Mu Alpha Theta and was AP Scholar with Distinction ... has an older sister Caitlin and a younger brother Jacob ... daughter of Harry and Leslie Slife, who are both in the Army. GETTING TO KNOW CAROLYN Her favorite food is sushi and her favorite snack food is Life cereal. Carolyn’s favorite TV show is Gilmore Girls, her favorite movie is P.S. I Love You. A University of South Carolina fan, her favorite athlete is Natalie Coughlin lists her favorite song as Sympathy by the Goo Goo Dolls. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Carrie Underwood.



ANDY ANDERSON SOPHOMORE - DIVER ALTA LOMA, CALIFORNIA Andy placed 13th at the NCAA Division III Diving Regional last season while setting a pair of school records both on the 3-meter board. He set the six dive record (315.50) and the 11 dive record (504.50). BEFORE CGA Captain for all four seasons for coach Jimmy Adams at Alta Loma High where he holds every school diving record and was the Baseline League champion while finishing with a 3.8 GPA ... son of Scott Anderson. GETTING TO KNOW ANDY His favorite food is In-N-Out Burger while his favorite snack food is cheez-its. Andy’s favorite movie is The Pursuit of Happyness while his favorite actor is Robert Downey Jr. A USC Trojans fan, his favorite athlete is snowboarder Jed Anderson while is favorite band is Two Door Cinema Club. His favorite book is That Was Then, This is now and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be his mom.

CHRISTIAN BRINDAMOUR JUNIOR - FREESTYLE/BACKSTROKE MANCHESTER, CONNECTICUT Christian set a pair of school records at the NCAA Division III Championships. He placed 25th in the 100 freestyle (45.40) and 33rd in the 100 backstroke (51.81). His best finish at the NCAA Championships last season was 13th in the 50 freestyle (20.46). He also set the school record in the 50 free (20.33) earlier last season. He is also part of the school record holding 200 freestyle relay (1:23.16) and the 200 medley relay team (1:33.31) both set during his freshman season. Christian earned AllNEWMAC honors with a second place finish in both the 50 freestyle and the 100 freestyle while he was part of the NEWMAC champion 200 freestyle relay team and the 400 freestyle relay team which placed second. He is a Government major.




BEFORE CGA Captain, Connecticut High School Open Champion and All-American for coach Ted Brindamour at Manchester High ... earned High Honor ... his cousin Chad is in the Army ... son of Bob and Pat Brindamour.


Ben was part of the Bears 400 medley relay team which placed fourth at the NEWMAC Championships last season with a time of 3:28.84. An Electrical Engineering major, he is a member of the Dean’s List and Superintendent’s List. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Rich Suhs at Jackson High where he was the Valedictorian of the Clas of 2012 ... he placed third in the 200 IM at the state championship meet in 2010 and was third in both the 200 IM and 100 freestyle in 2011 ... his great grandfather enlisted in the Coast Guard ... son of Gordon and Judith Morseth. GETTING TO KNOW BEN His favorite food is homemade bacon cheeseburgers and his favorite snack food is Welch’s fruit snacks. His favorite movies are Dark Knight and Avenger while his favorite actors are Liam Nesson and Will Ferrell. A University of Michigan Fan, his favorite restaurant is the Waffle House and his favorite band is Young the Giant. If he could visit any sports stadium, he would choose the Big House, the home of the Michigan Wolverine football.

MARCO TINARI SENIOR - FREESTYLE BETHESDA, MARYLAND Marco earned NEWMAC All-conference honors with a second place finish in the 1,650 freestyle as a freshman. A Mechanical Engineering major, he is a member of the Dean’s List.


BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Van Tassei and Jamie Grimes at Winston Churchill High ... also a member of the cross country team ... has three older brothers Gianpano, Giacomo and Matteo ... his grandfather was a Commander in World War II in the Coast Guard ... son of Stefano Tinari and Anne del Castillo.

GETTING TO KNOW MARCO His favorite food is pasta while his favorite snack food is a box of oreos. His favorite TV show is the Real Housewives of the OC and his favorite movie is Space Jam. A University of Maryland and Washington Redskins fan, his favorite athlete is Sonny Jorgensen and his favorite singer is Taylor Swift. His favorite place to visit is London and if he could visit any sports stadium he would choose Fenway Park.



2012-13 WOMEN’S RESULTS --- 5-7 Date



Oct. 27

@ Union Relays

3rd place

Nov. 3

@ Rhode Island

L 76-211

Nov. 3

Springfield @ URI

Nov. 10


Nov. 16

@ Providence

L 118-145

Nov. 17

WPI @ Providence

W 198-75

Dec. 1

@ Connecticut College

L 86-170

Jan. 9

vs. Babson @ Wellesley

W 208-87

Jan. 9

@ Wellesley

L 96-203

Jan. 12


L 75-164

Jan. 19

Merchant Marine

Jan. 26

@ Clark

W 142-95

Feb. 2

@ Wesleyan

L 140-144

Feb. 17

@ NEWMAC Championships

4th place

L 81.5-211.5 W 175-105

W 177-118




2000 - DARBY SCHLAHT (100 Breaststroke), National Champion 2000 - DARBY SCHLAHT (200 Breastroke), 2nd place 2001 - DARBY SCHLAHT (200 Breastroke), 3rd place 2001 - DARBY SCHLAHT (100 Breaststroke), 6th place 2002 - DARBY SCHLAHT (200 Breaststroke), 3rd place 2002 - DARBY SCHLAHT (100 Breaststroke), 4th place 2003 - DARBY SCHLAHT (100 Breaststroke), 4th place 2003 - DARBY SCHLAHT (200 Breaststroke), 4th place 2011 - KIM SHADWICK (200 Freestyle), 4th place 2011 - KIM SHADWICK (500 Freestyle), 6th place 2011- KIM SHADWICK (1,650 Freestyle), 7th place


2012-13 MEN’S RESULTS --- 9-2 Date



Oct. 27

@ Union Relays

3rd place

Nov. 3

@ Rhode Island

W 213.5-71.5

Nov. 3

Springfield @ URI

Nov. 10


Nov. 17


Nov. 17


Dec. 1

@ Connecticut College

L 120-168

Jan. 9

vs. Babson @ Wellesley

W 156-138

Jan. 12


Jan. 19

Merchant Marine

Jan. 26

@ Clark

W 140-77

Feb. 2

@ Wesleyan

W 182-96

Feb. 17

@ NEWMAC Championships

3rd place

W 160-138 W 178.5-95.5 W 169.5-116.5 W 191-105

L 91-137 W 178-121







NEWMAC CHAMPIONSHIPS 1998-1999 2000-2001


2013-14 SCHEDULE October 26

@ Union Relays


November 2

@ Springfield w/Rhode Island


November 9

@ Wheaton





November 16

@ Providence w/WPI (Men)


November 23

@ Connecticut College


December 7/8

@ WPI Winter Invite

January 8

@ Wellesley w/Babson


January 11



January 18

@ Merchant Marine





February 1

@ Wesleyan


February 20-23

@ NEWMAC Championships @ WPI

March 19-22

@ NCAA Championships @ IUPUI

Home games in ALL CAPS

2013 14 swimming guide  

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