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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 2013 Roster Season Preview The Coast Guard Academy Coast Guard Superintendent Director of Athletics Athletics Facilities Strength & Conditioning Staff Directory

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Coast Guard Soccer Coaching Staff Player Bios History

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The 2013 Men’s Cross Country Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academy’s Athletic Media Relations Office.





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Name Ben Chapman Gary Ezzo* Nick Foster Jacob Hardiman Gilliam Hill Stephen Horvath Erick Jackson Zach Kearney William Klein Jonathan Lash Patrick Ledzian Jordan Lee James Martin Matt Monahan Trent Moon Joe O’Connell Ryan O’Neill Kevin Petow Brad Pienta* James Rimmele Drew Stafford Park Suski Caleb Teachout Zachary Velasquez Jacob Yallowitz Staff Head Coach Assistant Coaches Faculty Representative


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Hometown Ellsworth, Maine Armada. Mich. Circleville, Ohio Winter Springs, Fla. Elon, N.C. San Diego, Ca. Arcata, Ca. Staunton, Va. Andover, Mass. Gainesville, Va. Ocala, Fla. San Leandro, Ca. Hobe Sound, Fla. Stuart, Fla. Yorktown, Va. Edina, Minn. Jupiter, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Troy, Mich. Red Bank, N.J. Buffalo, Wy. Seminole, Fla. Concord, Ga. Chula Vista, Ca. Little Falls, N.Y.

Ethan Brown (Fifth Season) Greg Ahnrud, Mariette Ogg Christopher Armstrong


2013 SEASON PREVIEW The Coast Guard men’s cross country team, under the direction of second-year head coach Ethan Brown seek to make an impact in both the conference and the region. After finishing fourth a season ago at the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Championship, the Bears are primed to make a move in the conference. Coast Guard returns all seven of their scorers from the 2012 NEWMAC championship meet, including senior All-New England performer Gary Ezzo who finished third in last year’s meet. Two other top-30 runners will be back as senior Ryan O’Neil and juniors Joe O’Connell and James Martin seek to enter the elite threshold in the conference as the Bears will be looking to move well up from last year’s 4th place at NEWMACs and 15th place at NCAA Regional’s. Counted among the returning for the Bears will be senior Bradley Pienta (41st), juniors John Lash (32nd) and Zach Kearney (44th). Senior Matt Monahan, juniors Jordan Lee and Drew Stafford, and sophomore Park Suski all finished within 17 seconds of Kearney which should make for some very interesting battles for scoring positions as the season progresses.

last season, including the outdoor spring season on some high notes, according to Coach Brown, who went on to say, “the high notes could make further gains this cross country season. All the potential is here to have a strong championship season and to do that it’s going to take a lot of hard work and dedication on their part.” Returning to assist Coach Brown will be Greg Ahnrud and Mariette Ogg for their second seasons. The Bears will also welcome faculty representative Christopher Armstrong to the staff for his first season. Whichever way you slice it, the outlook for the 2013 season is very encouraging, according to Coach Brown, “Coming into this cross country season, there are a lot of returners that are looking to make an impact in the conference and the region,” which should lead to competition for spots within the team and against opponents as well. Freshmen joining the team this year include: Jacob Hardiman, Gilliam Hill, William Klein, Patrick Ledzian, James Rimmele, Caleb Teachout, and Zachary Velasquez. The Bears will open the season on Saturday, September 7 when they travel to Northampton, Mass. for the Smith College Invitational. The men’s meet is scheduled to begin at 11:45 am.

The team saw progress throughout the course of




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

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

860-444-8601 860-701-6799 860-444-8600 860-444-8580 860-444-8409 860-444-8608 860-444-8606

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

860-444-8602 860-701-6197 860-701-6800

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 Don Miller

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

Phone 860-444-8584 860-444-8605

Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

860-444-8581 860-701-6805

MEN’S CREW Title Head Coach Interim Men’s Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8679

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

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-701-6197

MEN’S SOCCER Name Chris Parsons Patrick McCarney Anthony Occhialini

Name Bryan Pape

Title Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8254

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 Faculty Representative

Phone 860-701-6594 860-701-6960

SAILING Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach


Name Donna Koczajowski Amanda Illinger Dana Fleischmann Bill Mullins

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Name Alex Ivansheck Keyokah Mars-Garrick Colleen Hardison LCDR LuAnn Kehlenbach


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

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

WRESTLING 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 Kelly Mohr

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8589

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Aylene Ilkson Aaron Parker Peter Kazlas Christine Rostowfske Corinne Plummer


MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Kelly Mohr

Phone 860-464-6286

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590



Name Colin Regan Mike Shugrue

Title Head Coach


Name Steve Eldridge Rob McKnabb

MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono

Name Jim Hazlin


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




Ethan Brown begins his third season as the head coach of men’s & women’s track & field, while he is in his fifth season directing the cross country programs. Coast Guard’s track & field and cross country teams are beginning to build momentum on the regional and national stage. Since taking over the helm of both cross country, the men’s and women’s cross country team placed as high as 15th and 13th respectively with Gary Ezzo (‘14) earning Regional Honors last year placing 24th. On the track and in the field, several athletes have gone on to represent Coast Guard at regional meets in both cross country and track & field, while 6 have earned All America honors including 4-time All-American in the hurdles, Adam Scalesse. Prior to becoming head coach at Coast Guard, Brown served as an Assistant Coach for Track & Field for two years, working primarily with Sprinters, Jumpers and Multi-Eventers, helping 32 athletes on to All-Region honors and Carl Luxhoj to earn AllAmerica honors three times in the long and triple jump. Prior to joining the staff at Coast Guard, Brown was an assistant coach for both cross country and track & field at Babson College from 2006-2008. While at Babson, Brown helped guide 16 athletes on to NCAA regional qualifiers and 17 track athletes to the ECAC Championships. Before arriving at Babson, Brown served as an assistant coach for the men’s track & field team at his alma matter, Springfield College from 2003-2005. During his time at Springfield, brown primarily worked with Sprints & Jumps where he coached several athletes to regional honors and 6 athletes to earn All-America honors in the 400 meters, 4x400, long jump, and high jump.


In college, Brown was a standout at Springfield College where he was a two-time All-New England high jumper. In 2001, he qualified for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships where he finished 12th. He holds a Master’s of Education in Sports Management from Springfield College and professional certifications including; Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist from the NSCA and USA Track & Field (USATF) Level I and Level II (Jumps) certified coach.



GREG AHNRUD ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON Greg Ahnrud is in his second season as a cross country and track and field assistant coach at the Coast Guard Academy. Ahnrud served as an assistant coach for both cross country and track & field at Rhode Island College from 2009-2012 where the women’s team set 18 individual records and five relay school records and the men’s team set 13 individual records and eight relay school records during his time at the school. The last two seasons, the RIC men’s outdoor track team had its best finishes at the New England Championships, placing 10th in 2011 and seventh last season of the over 50 schools competing. Ahnrud competed for the Rhode Island College cross country and track programs from 2006-08 after transferring in from Assumption College. During his time as an athlete at RIC, he served as a team captain and was a middle distance event specialist where he earned New England Alliance Conference honors several times. During the cross country season, he was one of their top runner’s at the conference and regional stages. Coach Ahnrud holds both a USATF Level 1 and Level 2 (distance) coaching certificate. His coaching background is also highlighted with experience in strength training and gait analysis.

MARIETTE OGG ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON LT Ogg, a 2004 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy is an assistant coach for the Bears. She served aboard Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis (WHEC-725) in Honolulu, Hawaii where she qualified as a Deck Watch Officer and Boarding Officer. Upon completion of her tour aboard CGC Jarvis in 2006, LT Ogg reported to Maritime Safety and Security Team (MSST) San Francisco (91105) in Alameda, California where she qualified as a Boat Crew Member, received certification as an Air Force Load Planner, and served as the unit’s Planning Officer and Weapons Officer.


In 2009, LT Ogg transferred to Coast Guard District Thirteen in Seattle, Washington where she served as the Ports, Waterways and Coastal Security (PWCS) Officer and flag aide to the Thirteenth District Commander. She reported to the United States Coast Guard Academy in May 2011.



CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE FIRST SEASON LCDR Armstrong, a 2001 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, will serve as the Officer Representative for the men’s and women’s cross country team. While in High School, Armstrong ran cross country and track & feld where he specialized in distance events. At the Academy, he continued his running on both the cross country and track & field teams. After graduation, he headed to Coast Guard Cutter Bear from 2001 to 2003 where he was Student Engineer, Damage Control Assistant, and Assistant Engineer Officer. He was qualified Engineering Officer of the Watch, Deck Watch Officer, and Boarding Team Member. In 2003 he headed to the University of Rhode Island to pursue his Masters Degree. From 2005-2008, LCDR Armstrong headed to CG Headquarters where he was assigned as the C4IT Project Manager for the new National Security Cutters being constructed. He over saw the design and installation of over $300 million of equipment on each asset. In 2009 He fleeted up to the Deputy C4IT Acquisition Planner where he was responsible for outlining a $2.3 billion strategic acquisition plan for C4IT equipment on all CG assets over the next 20 years. In 2009, LCDR Armstrong reported to Electronic Systems Support Unit Miami (ESU) as the Operations Officer; overseeing 24/7 operational readiness of all C4IT equipment in the D7 Area of Responsibility. In 2011, LCDR Armstrong was fleeted up to be the Executive Officer of ESU Miami where he was responsible for executing a $2 million budget annually and overseeing 225 personnel.


LCDR Armstrong reported CGA in the summer of 2013 where he currently teaches in the Electrical Engineering Section. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor’s and Master’s Certificate in IT Project Management from The George Washington University School of Business. LCDR Armstrong is a 2008 Copernicus Award Recipient from the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA).



GARY EZZO SENIOR ARMADA, MICH. A senior captain, Gary is a three-time All-NEWMAC selection at the Academy and earned All-New England recognition last year. He is the son of Mark and Victoria Ezza and is majoring in Electrical Engineering. Ezzo earned a third place finish at the 2012 NEWMAC Championship as he was the first Coast Guard runner across the line in a time of 25:54.96. BEFORE CGA Gary attended and ran track and cross country at Armada High School ... was a team captain and All-State selection for Coach Rob Blume.

JORDAN LEE SENIOR SAN LEANDRO, CA. Jordan is a four-year member of the cross country and track and field team at the Academy. He is the son of Kevin and Pauline Lee and is majoring in Electrical Engineering. Lee was the eighth Coast Guard runner across the line and 45th overall at last year’s NEWMAC Championship in a time of 28:14.84.




BEFORE CGA Lee attended Chinese Christian Schools where he was a four-year member of both the cross country and track and field teams.

RYAN O’NEIL SENIOR JUPITER, FLA. Ryan is a four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams at the Academy. He is the son of Robert and Christi O’Neil and is majoring in Marine and Environmental Science. With a time of 27:07.54, O’Neil garnered a 22nd finish at last year’s NEWMAC Championship crossing the line second for the Bears. BEFORE CGA O’Neil attended Jupiter High where we ran track and cross country and played hockey ... he was a captain for both the track and field and cross country teams.



A senior captain, Brad is a four-year member of the cross country and track and field teams at the Academy. He is the son of Dan and Sue Pienta and is majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Pienta was the sixth scorer for Coast Guard at the 2012 NEWMAC Championship, finishing in 28:07.72, good for 41st overall. BEFORE CGA Pienta attended Troy High School where he competed in cross country and indoor and outdoor track for Coach Eric Prowse. ... was a captain for all three sports as a senior ... was All-Region in cross country as a senior and was a member of two Nike AllAmerica teams (Distance Medley Relay, 4x1 Mile Relay).



NICK FOSTER JUNIOR CIRCLEVILLE, OHIO Nick is in his third year as a member of the cross country and track teams at the Academy. He is the son of Robert and Alice Foster and is majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Foster finished last year’s NEWMAC Championship race in a time of 29:02.77. BEFORE CGA Foster ran cross country and track, while also swimming, at Circleville High School ... was a cross country captain as a senior and served as the captain of the swim team as both a junior and a senior.

STEPHEN HORVATH JUNIOR SAN DIEGO, CA. Stephen is in his third year as a smember of the cross country and track and field teams at the Academy. Horvath earned a spot on the NEWMAC All-Academic Team a season ago. He is the son of Steve and Janie Horvath and is majoring in mechanical engineering. He completed the 2012 NEWMAC Championship with a time of 29:24.61. BEFORE CGA Horvath attended and ran both cross country and track at Cathedral High school.




JONATHAN LASH JUNIOR GAINESVILLE, FLA. Jonathan is in his third year as a member of the cross country and track and field teams at the Academy. He is the son of Donald and Karen Lash and is majoring in Government. Lash was the fifth Coast Guard runner across the line at the 2012 NEWMAC Championship, finishing in 27:43.75. BEFORE CGA Lash attended and ran track and cross country at Battlefield High School.



JUNIOR HOBE SOUND, FLA. James is in his third year as a member of the cross country and track and field teams at the Academy. Martin was a member of the All-ECAC Indoor 4x800 relay in 2012 and 2013. He is the son of Patrick and Elizabeth Martin and is majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Martin was fourth for the Bears at last year’s NEWMAC Championships, finishing in 27:31.61, good for 27th overall. BEFORE CGA Martin ran cross country and track at South Fork High School for coaches Bonnie Gladys and Chad Headman ... was a team captain in both sports as a senior.



JOE O’CONNELL JUNIOR EDINA, MINN. Joeis in his third year as a member of the cross country and track and field teams at the Academy. O’Connell earned a spot on the NEWMAC All-Academic team last season. He is the son of Tom and Kathy O’Connell and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. O’Connell finished in 24th place as he was third among Coast Guard runners at last year’s NEWMAC Championship with a time of 27:13.17 BEFORE CGA O’Connell ran cross country and track, while also swimming, at Edina High School ... was a team captain in both cross country and swimming as a senior.




2012 RESULTS --- Fifth Place at NEWMAC Championship Date



Sep. 8

@ Smith College Invitational

3rd Place

Sep. 15

@ UMass Dartmouth Invitational

4th Place

Sep. 22

@ Wesleyan Invitational

2nd Place

Oct. 6

@ James Early Invitational - @ Westfield State

5th Place

Oct. 13

@ Conn. College Invitational

Oct. 27

@ NEWMAC Championship - @ Smith College

4th Place

Nov. 3

@ ECAC Championship - @ Williams College

9th Place

Nov. 10

@ N.E. Division III Championship - @ Westfield State

10th Place

15th Place


MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY HISTORY All-Americans Marc Akus Marc Akus Daniel Oliver John Thacker

2000 1998 1978 1975

All-ECAC Jeff McCarthy Adam Morrison Dan Oliver Walt Petig Frank Pierce

1981 1994 1978 1987 1996

All-New England Marc Akus 1998, 2000 Jason Beatty 1994 Kevin Crawley 1983, 1984 Douglas Ebbers 1990 Mike Flint 2004, 2005, 2006 Jeff Gross 1974 Michael MacMillan 1994 Daniel Oliver 1978 Jeff Rasnake 1998 Mike Sharp 1998 John Thacker 1974, 1975


Ian Bartonicek Dustin Blair Patrick Downey Gary Ezzo Dan Goettle Mike Haas Jeff McCarthy Frank Pierce Chris Reglaski Dave Stalters Kevin Wirth

2000, 2001 1996 1990 2012 1989 2008 1981 1995, 1996 1996 1979 1990


2013 SCHEDULE September 7

@ Smith College Invitational

11:45 a.m.

September 21

@ U. of Southern Maine Invite

10:30 a.m.

September 28

@ Purple Valley Invitational

11 a.m.

October 5

@ Paul Short Invitational


October 12

@ James Early Invite

11 a.m.

October 19

@ Conn. College Invite

11 a.m.

November 3

@ NEWMAC Championship

11 a.m.

November 9

@ ECAC Championship

11 a.m.

November 16

@ N.E. NCAA Division III Qualifier

11 a.m.

November 23

@ NCAA Division III Championship

11 a.m.



2013 Coast Guard Men's Cross Country Guide