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2014 WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD


TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 2014 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 Women’s Track Coaching Staff Player Bios History

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The 2014 Women’s Track & Field Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academy’s Athletic Media Relations Office.

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204 COAST GUARD WOMEN’S TRACK CAPTAINS (L-R) Beth Gollin, Hannah Seeland, Abby Bishop

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Name Madison Ahlers Kendall Auth Andrea Barrameda Chloe Benoist Abby Bishop Larla Brown Tasha Bull Sarah Cummings Clara Dahill-Baue Kristin Euchler Beth Gollin Jennifer Haley Meghan Kalinowski Gretchen Krause Monet Masters Nikolette Morin Jessica Mulroy Julia Mundy Katie Nielsen Taylor Peace Kyndall Percival Allyson Roesch Hannah Seeland Carolyn Smith Kyle Sutschek Emily Trudeau Bonny Turnage Aimee Valencia Staff Head Coach Assistant Coaches

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Event Sprints/Jumps Distance Middle Distance Middle Distance Multi’s/Sprints Sprints/Jumps Throws Sprints Distance Middle Distance Distance Middle Distance Distance Middle Distance Pole Vault Sprints/Jumps Distance Multi’s/Sprints Throws Pole Vault Distance Sprints Throws Distance Throws Throws Distance Sprints/Hurdles

Hometown Los Alamos, N.M. Ellicott City, Md. Stockton, Ca. Crystal River, Fla. Hancock, Mass. Kingwood, Texas Bristow, Va. North Las Vegas, Nev. Amherst, Mass. Clarksburg, Mass. Oneonta, N.Y. Coventry, R.I. Mechanicsville, Va. Doylestown, Pa. Howell, N.J. Quinebaug, Conn. Rochester, N.Y. Cornwall on Hudson, N.Y. Middletown, Conn. Viena, Va. Albuquerque, N.M. Manalapan, N.J. State College, Pa. Downers Grove, Ill. Park Ridge, Ill. Cumberland, R.I. Mechanicsville, Va. Jamoul, Ca.

Ethan Brown (3rd Season) Greg Ahnrud, Chris Armstrong, Chris Bonner, Marcus Ivery, Kim Johnson, Ray LaForte, Mariette Ogg, Patty Olson, Andrea Parker, Ben Thuma

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2014 SEASON PREVIEW Coast Guard will return several top performers led by senior tri-captain Abby Bishop. Bishop earned Division III All-New England honors last year with a fifth place finish in the pentathlon and will be counted on this season in the hurdles, relays as well as high jump and long jump. Junior tri-captain Beth Gollin, coming off an outstanding cross country season in which she earned All-region honors, will be the leader in the

The Bears return a trio of runners (Euchler, Ahlers and Gollin) from the Distance Medley relay team which placed fifth and earned All-New England honors indoors last season. The 4x800 relay team which also earned All-New England honors with a fifth place finish indoors last season returners a trio in Gollin, Euchler and Kalinowski. Sophomore Monet Masters, who holds the school record in the pole vault (10-8.25) returns to lead the Bears.

mile, 3K and 5K events. She was an NCAA qualifier last year in the steeplechase during the outdoor season. Senior Meghan Kalinowski, sophomore Carolyn Smith, who was the second highest CGA finisher at the New England cross country regional, along

Coast Guard has plenty of talent returning in the throwing events this season. Seniors Hannah Seeland, Emily Trudeau, junior Kyle Sutschek and sophomore Katie Nielsen are expected to be the top performers.

with freshmen Gretchen Krause and Chloe Benoist give the Bears a talented group of distance runners.

Seeland is the top weight thrower with a toss of 46-10.75 in the preseason while Trudeau, who did not compete last season, but was the 2012

Senior Kristin Euchler along with freshmen Jennifer

of 40 feet, 4.75 inches is back.

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Haley and Bonny Turnage will lead the Bears in the

NEWMAC Champion in the shot put with a throw

middle distance events. Nielsen, who has a solid freshman season, had a Sophomore Madison Ahlers will lead the Bears in the sprinting events. She had a best time of 1:01 in the 400 meters last season. Freshman Sarah Cummings will also we looked upon to score points as a sprinter.

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season-best throw of 38-6.25 in the shot put while Sutschek, a discus specialist during the outdoor season, will be a big time contributor in both the shot put and the weight throw during the indoor season.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

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.

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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

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Name Donna Koczajowski Amanda Illinger Dana Fleischmann Bill Mullins

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

860-444-8415

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

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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

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Name Colin Regan Mike Shugrue

Title Head Coach

RIFLE

Name Steve Eldridge Rob McKnabb

MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono

Name Jim Hazlin

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

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ETHAN BROWN HEAD COACH THIRD SEASON

ETHAN.E.BROWN@USCGA.EDU

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.

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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.

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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.

RAY LAFORTE ASSISTANT COACH 15TH SEASON Ray is in his 15th season as a member of the Bears coaching staff. In track, LaForte works primarly with the hurdlers. In his 14 seasons, the hurdlers on both the men’s and women’s teams have set school records in various hurdling event. During the 2011/12 and 2012/13, Adam Scalesse earned All-America status in the 60 meter high hurdles during the indoor season and was an All-American in the 100 high hurdles in the outdoor season. Kyle Coleman was the NEWMAC champion in the 400 hurdles in 2008, 2009 and 2010 while Scalesse was the NEWMAC champion in that event in 2011. On the women’s side, LaForte has coached school record holder Sara Meserve (55 high hurdles) as well as NEWMAC champions Chanel Lee (100 high hurdles/2008) and Alaina Kiskadoon (400 hurdles/2010).

While at Ithaca, LaForte coached four first team All-America selections and the Bombers made a trip to the 1994 NCAA Semifinals and won two ECAC Championships (1996, 1998). In 1998, his punt return team led the NCAA in yards per return. LaForte was also an assistant lacrosse coach at Ithaca for five seasons. Prior to coaching at Ithaca, LaForte was a graduate assistant at East Carolina from 1991-1993. Ray, his wife Michelle and children Michael (13), Mason (11) and Madison (6) reside in Quaker Hill.

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LaForte a 25-year coaching veteran, spent five seasons as the Defensive Coordinator at Ithaca, sharing an office with current Coast Guard head coach Bill George.


KIM JOHNSON ASSISTANT COACH

Kim Johnson will serve as the Pole Vaulting Coach for the Coast Guard men’s and women’s track teams. She is a 2011 graduate of Southern Connecticut State University, earning a Bachelor’s of Exercise Science in Human Performance. While at Southern Connecticut, she was named a Division II All-American in the pole vault during the 2011 season. Prior to competing for the Owls she was a nine-time state champion in high school, becoming the first female athlete in the state of Connecticut to jump over 12 feet. While at the Coast Guard Academy, Kim has coached Ben Wolhaupter to All-American honors (8th, NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships) in the pole vault. She also led several post-season qualifiers in the pole vault, including Monet Masters, who broke the school record for both the indoor and outdoor pole vault.

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Johnson has been a coach at Skyjumpersct (a USATF Pole Vault Club in Southeastern Connecticut) and coached at the Skyjumpers summer camp in Pennsylvania since 2009.

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BEN THUMA ASSISTANT COACH

Ben Thuma is in his third season serving as a throwing coach for both the men’s and women’s indoor and outdoor track and field teams. Thuma is graduate of the University of Delaware where he was a four-year letterwinner in track and field. He began his coaching career in 1999, coaching at the John Powell Throwing Camp through 2005. He was also the throws coach for East Lyme (Conn.) High School from 2007 through 2011. While at Coast Guard he has led many throwers to qualify and as well as score in several post-season championship events. He coached Emily Trudeau to break the Academy’s indoor and outdoor shot put records. As well, he’s had a hand in coaching Will Baker (Coast Guard’s #2 discus thrower all-time) as well as Abby Bishop and Clay Kosack in the throwing events on their way to multi-event accolades and record setting performances.

ANDREA PARKER ASSISTANT COACH

Lieutenant Commander Parker currently serves as assistant professor of behavioral science at the US Coast Guard Academy. Currently, Ms. Parker is course coordinator for the Organizational Behavior & Leadership Course, a required course taken by cadets during the second year at the Academy. LCDR Parker also serves as faculty advisor to the Genesis Council, Coach of the Academy cheerleading squad and assistant coach for the Indoor & Outdoor track teams. Recently she was selected as the Academy’s Guide to Officer and Leader Development (GOLD) officer, responsible for the 200 week cadet leader development program for all 1000+ students. LCDR Parker is a 2001, civil engineering graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy and also holds a masters degree in engineering management from the University of New Orleans and masters of business administration from the University of Georgia.

Lieutenant Commander Parker’s decorations include two Coast Guard Commendation Medals, 9/11 medal and numerous unit awards and citations. In 2009, she was bestowed the US Department of Defense National African American History Month Meritorious Service Award and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, Big of the Year.

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Parker’s assignments include a DWO tour on the Coast Guard Cutter TAHOMA, operations planning officer in the 8th Coast Guard District’s Office of Law Enforcement and Chief of the Enforcement Division, Sector Jacksonville.


CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG ASSISTANT COACH

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).

PATTY OLSON ASSISTANT COACH

Patty Olson is in her third season coaching at Coast Guard and will be coaching the jumping events this season. Olson is a 2009 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy with a degree in Civil Engineering. While at the Academy, Olson was a four-year member of both the indoor and outdoor track and field teams. She participated in the triple jump as well as the high jump, qualifying for the Division III Championships in the high jump one year and also served as a team captain as a senior.

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During her first tour after graduation, she served as a Deck Watch Officer aboard the CGC BOUTWELL in Alameda, Ca.. She is currently in her second tour, serving as Construction Project Manager at the Coast Guard Academy.

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CHRIS BONNER ASSISTANT COACH

Chris Bonner serves as a Nautical Science Instructor and Throws Coach at the Coast Guard Academy, where he coaches the hammer, discus, and shut put throwing events. He graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2007. While a cadet, he competed as a thrower for the track and field team for all four years of his collegiate career. Coach Bonner has also participated as an athlete at the Scottish Highland Games.

JAKE IBEY ATHLETIC TRAINER SECOND SEASON Jake is in his second season as an assistant athletic trainer at the Coast Guard Academy. He has been an athletic trainer for eight years. Jake graduated from the University of New England with a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training. He then graduated with his master’s degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Advanced Rehabilitation. Before working at the Coast Guard Academy, he worked in many different high schools all over the state of Connecticut.

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Jake lives in Windsor, Conn. with his wife and two children.

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ABBY BISHOP SENIOR - SPRINTS/JUMPS HANCOCK, MASSACHUSETTS

Abby earned Division III All-New England honors in the heptathlon for the third straight outdoor season last year as she placed third. She was sixth as a freshman and fourth as a sophomore in the event. Bishop also earned All-ECAC honor with a sixth place finish in the heptathlon outdoors last year. During the indoor season, she earned All-New England honors with a fifth place finish in the pentathlon. She earned All-New England honors during the 2012 indoor season in the heptathlon with an eighth place finish. Abby is a Mechanical Engineering major and also a member of the rugby club team. BEFORE CGA Captain and team MVP for coach Brian Gill at Mt. Greylock Regional High where she also ran cross country ... she is the first student from her high school to attend a military academy ... has an older brother Zachary and a younger brother Nathan ... son of Edward and Patricia Bishop. GETTING TO KNOW ABBY Her favorite food is ice cream and her favorite snack is swedish fish. Abby’s favorite is Friday Night Lights while her favorite actress is Catherine Zeta-Jones. Her favorite TV show is Hell’s Kitchen and her most used app on her phone is Candy Crush. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Elvis Presley.

BETH GOLLIN

ATHLETE BIOS

JUNIOR - DISTANCE ONEONTA, N.Y. Beth earned All-New England honors with a third place finish in the 3,000 steeplechase during the outdoor season last year and earned a berth to the NCAA Championships. She was part of a pair of relay teams, the distance medley (5th place) and the 4x800 (5th place) that earned All-New England honors during the indoor season last year. Gollin is also a member of the cross country team and earned All-conference honors for the second time in her career with an 8th place finish this fall and would go on to place 35th earning All-New England honors for the first time. A Civil Engineering major, she earned Division III All-Academic honors from the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFFCCA) last season and has been on the Dean’s List every semester at the Academy. BEFORE CGA Captain and state qualifier both indoor and outdoor for coaches David Forbes and Brady Carter at Oneonta High ... also a state qualifier as a member of the cross country team ... had two brothers, Joe and Ben ... daughter of George and Christine Gollin. GETTING TO KNOW BETH Her favorite snack food are pretzels and her favorite TV shows are NCIS and Big Bang Theory.

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MEGHAN KALINOWSKI SENIOR - DISTANCE MECHANICSVILLE, VIRGINIA

Meghan was part of the Bears 4x800 relay team which earned All-New England honors last year with a fifth place finish during the outdoor season. She is also a member of the cross country team and the lacrosse club team. A Government major, she is a member of the Dean’s List and is the Foxtrot Company Commander this semester. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Hopper and coach Kosakowski at Hanover High School where she was also a member of both the cross country and the lacrosse teams. Meghan has three younger brothers Casey, Charlie and Teddy and a younger sister Laurel ... her grandfather and two cousins served in the military ... daughter of Donald and Honi Kalinowski.

MONET MASTERS SOPHOMORE - SPRINTS/POLE VAULT HOWELL, N.J. Monet earned All- New England honors last year in the pole vault with a seventh place finish during the outdoor season with a vault of ten feet, eight inches ... She is a Marine and Environmental Sciences major.

GETTING TO KNOW MONET Her favorite foods are chinese food and french fries while her favorite snack food are oreos. Monet’s favorite movies is Stick It while her favorite actor is Ryan Gosling. Her favorite band is One Direction and her favorite athlete is Gabby Douglas. A New Jersey Nets fan, her favorite TV show is Dance Moms. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Rosa Parks.

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ATHLETE BIOS

BEFORE CGA Competed for coach John Hein at Howell High School ... also captain of the gymnastics team and was a member of the swim team. She was a member of the National Honors Society and a Scholar Athlete ... has an older brother Monte II ... daughter of Monte and Toi Masters.


KATIE NIELSEN SOPHOMORE - THROWS MIODLETOWN, CONNECTICUT

Katie placed fifth for the Bears in the shot put at the NEWMAC Championships last season. A Operations Research and Computer Analysis major, she is a member of the Dean’s List. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Robert Link at Mercy High where she was a two-time Class L state champion in the shot put ... also a member of the volleyball team ... has two older brothers, David, who is a LTJG in the Coast Guard and Thomas ... daughter of Craig and Diane. GETTING TO KNOW KATIE Her favorite TV show is The Simpsons while her favorite song is Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd. A New York Yankee fan, Katie’s favorite book is The Hobbit. She is also a UConn Huskies basketball fan and lists Jim Calhoun as the greatest coach to ever live.

HANNAH SEELAND SENIOR - THROWS STATE COLLEGE, PENNSYLVANIA

ATHLETE BIOS

Hannah earned All-New England honors in the weight throw as she finished seventh during the 2012 indoor season with a throw of 45 feet, eight inches. A Mechanical Engineering major, she is on the Dean’s List and a two-time New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Academic team selection. BEFORE CGA Competed for coach Nabil Mark and her dad Matt Seeland at State High ... has two younger brothers, Mark and Eli and a younger sister Esther ... daughter of Matt and Kathy Seeland. GETTING TO KNOW HANNAH Her favorite food is brussel sprouts while her favorite snack food are chocolate covered almonds. Hannah’s favorite movie is Secondhand Lions while her favorite TV show is The Office. Her favorite band is Three Legged Fox and her favorite song is Grace Like Rain.

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KYLE SUTSCHECK JUNIOR - THROWS PARK RIDGE, ILLINOIS

Kyle won the NEWMAC championship in the discus last season with a throw of 129 feet, 11 inches, a personal best. She also earned All-New England honors in the discus with a fifth place finish and All-ECAC honors in the discus with an eight place finish during the outdoor season last year. She was second in the discus at the NEWMAC championship in 2012. A Marine and Environmental Sciences major, she is also a member of the Bears rugby club team. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Jeff Downing at Maine South High .. also captain of the swim team ... has a younger brother Ray and a younger sister Taylor ... daughter of Scott and Michelle Sutscheck. GETTING TO KNOW KYLE Her favorite food is anything Polish and anything that her parents make and her favorite snack foods are popcorn or grapes. Kyle’s favorite TV show is Modern Family while her favorite actor is Harrison Ford. Her favorite places to visit are state and national parks and her favorite athletes are discus throwers Virgilijus Alekna and Al Oerter. A Chicago Blackhawks fan, she lists the greatest coach of all-time as George Halas. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be her grandparents.

EMILY TRUDEAU SENIOR - THROWS CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND Emily rejoins the team after taking a year off. She was the 2012 NEWMAC Champion in the shot put with a throw of 37 feet, five inches. Also during her sophomore season, she earned Division III All-New England honors in the shot put during the indoor season as she broke the school record with a throw of 40 feet, 4.75 inches to place fifth. Emily earned Division III All-New England honors as a freshman in the outdoor season in both the shot put (5th place) and the discus (8th place). A Management major, she is a member of the Dean’s List, Commandant of Cadets List and the Superintendent’s List.

GETTING TO KNOW EMILY Her favorite food is sushi while her favorite snack food is dark chocolate. Emily’s favorite movies are The Rebound and Beauty & the Beast while her favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy and her favorite actor is Ryan Gosling. Emily’s favorite band is Daughter and her favorite song is Elastic Heart. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Ronald Reagan.

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ATHLETE BIOS

BEFORE CGA Captain of both the indoor and outdoor track and field teams at Cumberland High ... also captain of the volleyball team ... a a member of the National Honors Society ... has a younger brother Charles ... her aunt is in the Coast Guard while her uncles are in the the Navy and Army ... daughter of Dave and Lili Trudeau.


2013 RESULTS --- 7th Place at NEWMAC Championship Date INDOOR Jan 12 Jan 19 Jan 26 Feb 1-2 Feb 15-16 Feb 22-23 Mar 1-2

Opponent

Result

CGA WINTER INIVITATIONAL #1 1st place CGA WINTER INVITATIONAL #2 1st place @ Springfield College Invitational 5th place @ Tufts Invitational 8th place @ Division III N.E. Indoor Championships @ Southern Maine 20th place @ All-New England Championships @ Boston U. @ ECAC Championships @ New York Armory 24th place

OUTDOOR Mar 23 Mar 30 Apr 6 Apr 13 Apr 17-18 Apr 20 Apr 27 May 2-4 May 10-11 May 16-17

@ Connecticut College Invitational CGA SPRING INVITATIONAL @ UMass Dartmouth Invitational @ Springfield College w/ WPI @ Holy Cross Decathlon @ Silfen Invitational @ Conn. College @ NEWMAC Championships @ Springfield @ Division III New England Outdoor Championships @ Colby @ All-New England Championships @ Stonehill @ ECAC Championships @ Springfield

2nd place 3rd place 2nd place 3rd place 3rd place 7th place 17th place 46th place

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD HISTORY

REVIEW & HISTORY

Indoor All-Americans 1995

Gretchen Wagner

5,000 Meters

2000

Jackie James

55 Meters

Outdoor All-Americans 1993

Cathy Gross

800 Meters

1994

Gretchen Wagner

5,000 Meters

1995

Gretchen Wagner

5,000 Meters

1996

Tammy Wilcox

1,500 Meters

1996

Jen Roy

400 Meters

1998

Jenny Ng

3,000 Meters

1999

Jackie James

100 Meters

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2014 SCHEDULE January 18

CGA Winter Invitational

January 25

@ Bowdoin Invitational

January 31-February 1 @ Tufts Multi-Event February 7

@ Dave Hemery Invitational @ Boston U.

February 8

@ MIT Invitational

February 15

@ Tufts Cupid Challenge

February 21-22

@ Division III New England Indoor Championships

February 28-March 1

@ All-New England Championships @ Boston U.

March 7-8

@ ECAC Championships @ Reggies Lewis Ctr.

March 14-15

@ NCAA Championships @ U. of Nebraska

March 22

@ Westfield State Invitational

March 29

CGA Spring Invitational

April 5

@ AIC Yellow Jacket Invitational

April 12

Coast Guard Tri-Meet with WPI & Springfield

April 16-17

@ Holy Cross Decathlon

April 19

@ Springfield College Invitational

April 26

@ NEWMAC Championships @ Mt. Holyoke

May 1-3

@ Division III New England Outdoor Championships

May 9-10

@ All New England Championships @ Westfield St.

May 15-16

@ ECAC Championships @ RPI

May 22-24

@ NCAA Championships @ Ohio Wesleyan

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