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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents 2016 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 Baseball Coaching Staff Player Bios 2015 Results/Program History 2016 Schedule

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The 2016 Baseball Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academy’s Athletic Media Relations Office.

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Name Jake Behne Mark Behne Ryan Marshall Kyle Wood Tucker Williams Ed Lazowski Zach Serna Cory Sonnega Alex Murdoch Colton Cannon Luke Sniatkowski Justin Rebholz Eric Vrissis Tim Duncan Kyle Jackson Christian Toscano Bryan Delp Cody Bain Tyras Schisler Robert Marant Dustin Reeder Chris Clark Scott Salmon Will Stephens Jack Brandt Reed Jenkins Walter Harris Mike Rosenberg Jeremy Lhotka Dan Finn Joe Siciliano Trey Rittenhouse Luke Thompson

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Hometown Clifton, Va. Clifton, Va. San Antonio, Texas Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Tallahassee, Fla. Mount Joy, Pa. Palatine, Ill. Shoreline, Wash. San Ramon, Cal. Kennesaw, Ga. Verona, N.J. Crestview, Fla. Stamford, Conn. Heath, Texas Lincoln, R.I. Pittsford, N.Y. Pottstown, Pa. Beaver Falls, Pa. Chincoteague, Va. Orlando, Fla. Lincoln, Del. Lawrenceville, Ga. Clarks Summit, Pa. Raleigh, N.C. Marlton, N.J. Brown Summitt, N.C. La Crescenta, Calif. Eagle River, Alk. Orange Park, Fla. Middletown, N.Y. Monroe, N.Y. Ellenwood, Pa. San Ramon, Calif.

#31 C.C. Grant (10th season) Mike Turgeon, Aaron Waters, Mike Massaro

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2016 Season Preview Coast Guard finished 16-16 overall advancing to the semifinals of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament. The Bears return six of their top seven pitchers and seven everyday players as the team looks to build upon last season. Coast Guard started 10-2 last year, but struggled down the stretch despite a 6-1 win over Babson in the first round of the conference tournament, its first NEWMAC tournament win since 2010. “We need to finish what we started,” said head coach C.C Grant in his 10th season. “We started 10-2 and finished 16-16, but that was a big step for us to beat Babson and make it to the semifinals. It was huge for our guys who were there last year to understand what it takes to win a playoff game.” Junior Colton Cannon (3-2), who pitched a complete game scattering six singles in the tournament win last year, is back after leading the Bears with a 2.52 ERA and 50 innings pitched last season. Juniors Eric Vrissis (2-1, 5.03) and Luke Sniatkowski (3-2, 5.16) along with sophomore Cody Bain (2-1, 2.66), who worked out of the bullpen last year and led the team with four saves, will comprise the top end of the Bears rotation. “These pitchers worked every hard in the offseason and it shows,” said Grant. “We didn’t use Cody Bain enough out of the bullpen (23.3 innings total) so he will be one of our top starters this year and I’m excited because you are only as good and your pitching and defense are going to take you.”

Sniatkowski struck out a career-high eight and picked up the first complete game victory of his career, a 10-3 win over WPI a key NEWMAC win. Sophomore Joe Siciliano (2-3, 5.63) and junior Justin Rebholz (3-2, 4.87) along with plenty of freshman arms have Coach Grant excited with the pitching staff. “We have a solid group of pitchers back who have been successful for us in big league games,” said Grant. “We also have freshmen who can throw right now and have confidence on the mound, so

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Sophomore Alex Murdoch, who led the Bears with a .326 batting average, will once again be the Bears starting catcher while classmate Christian Toscano, who Coach Grant says as improved as much as anyone since arriving on campus will serve as the backup. Senior Cory Sonnega (.239), who made 13 starts last season, will start at first base while freshmen Jake Behne and Mike Rosenberg will serve as the backups. Senior Kyle Wood (.253), who set the school record with 33 walks last season and led the team with a .459 on base percentage, makes the move from third base to second base to solidify the infield while senior Mark Behne (.214), who led the team with 16 stolen bases, returns at shortstop to give the Bears a solid up the middle defense. Behne, who led the team with a .324 average as a sophomore, looks to once again be among the team batting leaders. Sophomore Zach Serna (.231), who appeared in 15 games last season, takes over at third base. Senior Eddie Lazowski (.234), a left-handed hitter, will start in left field, junior Kyle Jackson (makes the move from right and will start in center while junior Timbo Duncan (.301) will start in right field and as well as backup the infield spots. Duncan, who earned second team All-conference honor last season, is the one player in the lineup that can hit the ball out of the park on a consistent basis. He tied the single-season school record with six homers while leading the team with 22 RBI’s last year. Freshman Luke Thompson will also see time in the outfield. Freshman Trey Rittenhouse will be key as a late inning defensive replacement in the outfield while freshman Will Stephens, a switch hitter and sophomore Chris Clark will be good bats off the bench for the Bears.

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Vrissis went the distance and allowed just six hits and one earned run while striking out a careerhigh eight as the Bears clinched a playoff spot late last season.

we will have more depth on the mound than we have had in years past.”

“I like our lineup if they continue to improve,” said Grant. “I’m happy with what we have put together as the season approaches as long as we keep working hard. Getting two games in before Florida will be a huge jump for us heading into the southern trip where we will play eight games.”

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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 25 Intercollegiate sports (12 men’s, 10 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 JAMES E. RENDON ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT FIRST YEAR Rear Admiral Rendon assumed the duties of the 41st Superintendent of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut, June 1, 2015. He reported to the Academy after serving as Director, Joint Interagency Task Force West (JIATF West), the U.S. Pacific Command’s executive agent for planning and conducting counter-drug strategy in an area of operations covering more than 105 million square miles.

Prior to this assignment, Rear Admiral Rendon served as Assistant Superintendent of the Coast Guard Academy, the Superintendent’s direct representative to oversee day-to-day operations. Prior to his first Academy assignment, he served as Director of Staff to the Vice Commandant.

Rear Admiral Rendon is a surface operations specialist with a diverse list of assignments over his 28 year Coast Guard officer

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career. He served as Commander, Sector Northern New England in Portland Maine, as well as, Chief Response, Fifth Coast Guard District in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Rear Admiral Rendon is a cutterman with afloat tours as Deck Watch Officer aboard Durable, a 210-foot cutter home-ported in Brownsville, Texas; Executive Officer aboard the Patrol Boat Ocracoke in Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico, and Commanding Officer of the Surface Effect Ship Petrel in Key West, Florida. Other operational ashore assignments consist of staff advisor, Seventh Coast Guard District Intelligence and Law Enforcement Branch in Miami, Florida, Operations Officer for Group Key West, Florida, as well as Commander, Coast Guard Group Mayport in Northeast Florida.

Rear Admiral Rendon served as Aide de Camp to the 20th Commandant of the Coast Guard. He also completed a Congressional Fellowship in our nation’s Capital, where he worked for the House of Representatives, Government Reform Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, followed by a two-year assignment as Drug Policy Advisor to the Speaker of the House.

Rear Admiral Rendon’s personal awards include a Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (6), Coast Guard Commendation Medal (3), Coast Guard Achievement Medal, and a variety of other unit awards and service ribbons. He is authorized to wear the Cutterman’s Insignia and the Boat Forces Operations Insignia.

A 1983 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, Rear Admiral Rendon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree from the University of Illinois. He also completed study at the National War College, Class of 2005, where he earned a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy.

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TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS FIFTH YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick is in his fifth 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.

programs. Additionally, Fitzpatrick managed IU’s external units, including marketing, ticket operations, licensing, merchandising, website, and publications.

In addition to securing a comprehensive, five-year shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America for the academy’s 23 NCAA sports, he oversaw a rebranding initiative that has resulted in new logos and marks and created an athletic booster organization, the CGA Bear Club, as an annual giving entity to fund athletics “margin of excellence” projects and initiatives.

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.

Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department now conducts an annual women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium), which features prominent national leaders in women’s athletics for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England.

Prior to the Academy Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for two years prior, 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%. 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

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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 during the 1998-99 academic year. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. 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. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 1992-94. 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.

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He has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships, established a Faculty Affiliate program, began the annual Celebrate New London football game initiative and was the driving force in the men’s basketball teams appearance in the Armed Forces Classic on ESPNU last season.

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.


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.

Shaakira Hassell

Strength and Conditioning Coach Hassell, in her first season at the Coast Guard Academy, was most recently the fitness manager at XSport Fitness in Chicago. She has a degree in Self-Designed Sports Science from Beloit College in Wisconsin where she was the class president as well as master’s degrees in Health and Physical Education from Valdosta State and Sports and Fitness Management from Troy University.

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She was the tactical strength and conditioning coach at Fort Bragg from 2013-2104 and prior to that the strength and conditioning coach at IMG Academy in Florida from 2011-2013. Hassell began her career as the strength and conditioning graduate assistant at Georgia Southern during the 2004-2005 academic year before moving onto Valdosta State as graduate assistant for two years. She then served as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at Troy University from 2007-2011 before taking the position at IMG Academy. Hassell played for both the Chicago Force and the Atlanta Xplosion Women’s of the Independent Women’s Football League (IWFL) and her Atlanta team won the 2006 IWFL Championship. She was also a member of the US Virgin Islands Women’s National Basketball team practice squad.

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ADMINISTRATION Name Tim Fitzpatrick Dan Rose Tim Opstrup Chris Parsons Art Lamoureux Jason Southard Casey McGarvey Andrea Stewart Donna Koczajowski Katherine Bossardet Vi Oliver Bruce Cobb Marc Grindstaff Dave Fraboni

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Title Director of Athletics Associate AD/Director of Physical Education Associate AD for Finance, Logistics and Facilities Associate AD for Compliance and Admissions Support Assistant AD for Operations Director of Media Relations Media Relations Assistant SWA/Travel Coordinator SWA/Director of Club Sports Associate Office Manager Administrative Assistant Equipment Manager Equipment Manager Equipment Manager

Phone 860-444-8600 860-701-6798

Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast

860-444-8602

MEN’S TENNIS

860-701-6197

Name Matt Nakagawa

860-444-8601 860-701-6800

PISTOL & RIFLE

860-701-6799 860-444-8604 860-444-8600 860-444-8580 860-444-8606 860-444-8663 860-444-8663

Title Head Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Assistant Athletic Trainer Strength & Conditioning Coach

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

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8581

BASEBALL Name C.C. Grant Mike Turgeon

C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jordan Berrian Jay Driscoll Chris Strand Dave Ratner Don Miller

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

Phone 860-444-8584 860-444-8605 860-444-8581 860-701-6805 860-701-6767

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

Title Director of Rowing/Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8679

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6805

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-701-6197

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

Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly Name Donna Koczajowski Dana Fleischmann Erin Miller

Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach

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

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Pitching Coach

Phone 860-444-8604

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6594 860-701-6960

Title Director of Rowing Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8679 860-803-4435

Title Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6744

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

Phone 860-444-8582

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Name Alex Ivansheck Jessica Farley Scott Hawk Catherine Lewis Name Bill Randall Jodi Hope

WOMEN’S LACROSSE Name Ruth Ness

WOMEN’S SOCCER

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8589

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Mike Bynon Ashley Coyle

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

MEN’S LACROSSE Name Ray LaForte Dave Fraboni Mike Higbie Pat Powers

Phone 860-701-6886

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-444-8590

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach

Phone 860-701-6595

WRESTLING Name Kevin Bratland J.R. Lewis

MEN’S SOCCER Name Chris Parsons Patrick McCarney Anthony Occhialini

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Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

MEN’S CREW Name Bill Randall

Title Shooting Sports Coach

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Name Susan Grant Beth Nakagawa Andrea Giuliano Katie Shveda Anthony Occhialini

MEN’S BASKETBALL Name Kevin Jaskiewicz Bob Bono Grant Johnson Joe Cyr

Phone

WOMEN’S CREW

FOOTBALL Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann

Title Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

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ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Maura Gillon Jake Ibey Shannon Nickels Shaakira Hassell

Name Richard Hawkins

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach


C.C. GRANT HEAD COACH 10TH SEASON

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C.C. is in his tenth season as head baseball coach after serving as the top assistant for seven seasons. During the 2014 season he became just the third baseball coach in Coast Guard history to record 100 victories at the Academy. His 125 career wins is second most at the Academy. In 2013 he led Coast Guard to their first ever appearance in the ECAC Championship game before falling to eventual NCAA Qualifier MIT in a 2-0 pitcher’s duel. During the season the Bears set a new school record with 24 wins. He led the Bears to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament championship game in 2010 and an ECAC tournament berth as the team posted a then school-record tying 21 wins in 2011. Grant was a part of a coaching staff that led the Bears to the first postseason win in school history in 2002 and led the team to three (NEWMAC) tournament championship games (2000, 2001, 2003). Grant is also the Co-Defensive Coordinator for the football team, his 16th season as a member of the Bears football coaching staff. The 1992 graduate of Cortland State spent six seasons as an assistant football coach at his alma mater, the final two as the Offensive Coordinator. C.C. earned a Masters degree in Physical Education from Cortland State in 1994.

MIKE TURGEON ASSISTANT COACH

Mike Turgeon is in his first season as the top assistant for the baseball team. Turgeon, who coached the team in the Fall season this year will be head coach C.C. Grant’s top assistant this spring.

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Turgeon was a sixth round draft choice by the Chicago Cubs in the 1977 draft. He played professional baseball for seven seasons in both the Cubs and Giants organizations playing at the AAA level his last three seasons, he was part of the 40 man roster for both the Cubs and the Giants. A graduate of St. Bernard High and Eastern Connecticut State University with a degree in Environmental Sciences, the Turgeon family had eight players play college baseball. Turgeon led the New York-Penn League in batting with a .344 average and 98 hits in 1978. He helped turn 37 double plays in the Texas League in 1979, before being moved up to Triple-A. His best year came in 1980 for Wichita when he launched 13 homers, drove in 75 runs and batted .249.

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SHANNON NICKELS ATHLETIC TRAINER

Shannon is in her fourth season as an assistant athletic trainer at the Coast Guard Academy. She is originally from Florida and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Athletic Training from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Fla. in 2010. Following West Florida, she received a graduate student position at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. While getting her Master’s, Shannon worked with a nearby D3 college (Marietta College) and was the supervising athletic trainer for women’s volleyball and men’s and women’s indoor & outdoor track teams. Also while in school she completed a thesis titled “Validation of Physical Activity as a Functional Outcome Measure Following a Concussion”. Shannon received a Master’s Degree in Athletic Training in June of 2012.

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#2 MARK BEHNE SENIOR - SHORTSTOP CLIFTON, VIRGINIA Mark started 31 games at shortstop last season and had seven multi-hit games including four of the final five games of the season. He led the team with 16 stolen bases. 2014: started all 35 games for the Bears at shortstop and led the team with a .324 batting average, 45 hits, nine stolen bases and was second with 22 runs scored. He had 12 multi-hit games and seven games with three or more hits last season. 2013: made 20 starts at third base as a freshman when two games with three or more hits. Mark was named a second-team All conference defensive back in football in 2014 as the Bears free safety. Last year, he had 65 tackles and was second on the team with three interceptions. He is a Management major. BEFORE CGA Captain and All-district selection for coach Chris Haddock at Centreville High ... also captain and All-district performer for the baseball team ... was a member of the National Honor Society ... has an older sister Rachel, a younger brother Jake and an older brother Scott, who is currently in the Marines ... son of Daniel, who played football at Air Force, and Anne Behne. GETTING TO KNOW MARK His favorite food is spaghetti and meatballs and his favorite snack food is oreos. Mark’s favorite TV show is The Office and his favorite movie is Star Wars. A Washington Nationals fan, his favorite athlete is Brian Dawkins . His favorite place to visit is Disney Word and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Abraham Lincoln. CAREER STATS Year 2013 2014 2015 Totals

GP 23 35 32 90

AVG. .221 .324 .214 .262

AB 77 139 112 328

R 8 22 22 52

H 17 45 24 86

RBI 5 16 10 31

2B 2 3 3 8

3B 0 1 1 2

HR 0 0 1 1

SB-SBA 3-3 9-13 16-17 28-33

#12 TONY BUZZINI #6 ED LAZOWSKI SENIOR - OUTFIELDER MOUNT JOY, PENNSYLVANIA Ed made 16 starts last season and had a pair of multi-hit games for the Bears. 2014: appeared in 18 games and made 14 starts in the outfield. He had a pair of multi-hit games and hit .261 on the season and did not make an error with 17 putouts. Ed is also a starting linebacker for the Bears football team. He had 65 tackles and an interception last season. GP 2 18 17 37

AVG. .000 .261 .234 .253

AB 2 46 47 95

R 0 11 5 16

H 0 12 11 24

RBI 1 7 7 15

2B 0 2 1 3

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0

SB-SBA 0-0 5-5 1-2 6-7

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#8 CORY SONNEGA SENIOR - FIRST BASEMAN SHORELINE, WASHINGTON

Cory started 13 games at first base for the Bears last season and had three multi-hit games. He made just two errors in 112 chances. 2014: started 33 games at first base and hit .287, third best on the team, and made just four errors in 308 chances. He is also a starting linebacker on the Bears football team and made 35 tackles with a sack. CAREER STATS Year 2013 2014 2015 Totals

GP 4 34 15 53

AVG. .000 .287 .239 .258

AB 10 122 46 178

R 2 17 6 25

H 0 35 11 46

RBI 2 17 6 25

2B 0 5 2 7

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0

SB-SBA 1-1 8-9 2-2 11-12

#4 KYLE WOOD SENIOR - INFIELDER MT. JULIET, TENNESSEE Kyle made 31 starts at third base last season for the Bears and set a single-season school record 33 walks to lead the team with a .459 on base percentage. He had six multi-hit games including a trio of three-hit games. 2014: He was the starting third baseman, making 35 starts, and made three starts and eight apperances on the mound. He hit .271 and led the team with 21 RBI’s and was second with eight stolen bases and 21 runs scored. He had 11 multi-hit games including four games with three hits. He was 1-2 on the mound with a 2.89 ERA in 28 innings. 2013: He made 13 starts, five on the mound. He was a tri-captain of the football team last year earning All-conference honors for the third straight season as a linebacker. He led the Bears and was second in the NEFC with 9.2 tackles per game. He had 83 tackles, 47 solo, with 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack. Kyle is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach John McNeal at Friendship Christian School .... also captain of football team ... his grandfather played football at the Naval Academy ... his uncle served in the marines ... has two younger brothers, Andrew and Coleton ... son of Greg and Kyra Wood.

CAREER STATS Year 2013 2014 2015 Totals

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GP 13 35 32 80

AVG. .250 .271 .253 .262

AB 28 129 95 252

R 4 21 20 45

H 7 35 24 66

RBI 1 21 12 34

2B 0 3 2 5

3B 1 2 1 4

HR 0 0 0 0

SB-SBA 0-0 8-10 8-10 16-20

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GETTING TO KNOW KYLE His favorite food is momma’s corn puddin’ and his favorite snack food is chocolate chip cookies. Kyle’s favorite TV show is The Walking Dead and his favorite movie is Talladega Nights. A Nashville Predators fan, his favorite athlete is Bo Jackson and Kyle’s favorite actor is Mark Wahlberg. He says the greatest coach to ever live is Pat Summitt and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Andrew Jackson.


#10 COLTON CANNON JUNIOR - PITCHER KENNESAW, GEORGIA Colton led the Bears with a 2.52 ERA and three complete games last season. In eight starts, he was 3-2 throwing a teamhigh 50 innings and limiting opponents to a .202 batting average. 2014: made ten apperances and seven starts on the mound and posted a 3-4 record with a 4.63 ERA. His three wins tied for the team lead while he was second in innings pitched (44 2/3) and strikeouts (31). Colton is a Management major. BEFORE CGA Played for coach Kyle Reese at Mount Paran Christian High where he was on the Dean’s List and was the President of the National Honor Society ... has a younger brother Kennedy, and older sister Hadley and a younger sister Chancy ... son of Steve and Lori Cannon. GETTING TO KNOW COLTON His favorite food is steak while his favorite snack food is salt and vinegar chips. Colton’s favorite TV show is Breaking Bad, his favorite movie is Hot Rod and his favorite actor Leonardo DiCaprio. An Atlanta Braves fan, his favorite athlete is Albert Pujols and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be C.S. Lewis. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Totals

APP/GS 10/7 9/8 19/15

W-L 3-4 3-2 6-6

ERA 4.63 2.52 3.52

IP 44.2 50.0 94.2

H 43 35 78

R 36 18 54

ER 23 14 37

BB 33 24 57

K 31 28 59

#14 TIMBO DUNCAN JUNIOR - UTILITY HEATH, TEXAS Timbo was a second team All-conference selection last season as he hit .301 and tied a single-season school record with six homers while leading the team with 29 runs scored, 34 hits, nine doubles, 22 RBI’s and a .558 slugging percentage. He had 11 multi-hit games to lead the Bears last season. He is a Civil Engineering major.

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BEFORE CGA He attended Georgia Military College before arriving at the Coast Guard Academy ... played for coach Greg Harvey at Rockwall Heath High ... also a member of hte football team ... has a younger brother Stephen ... son of Tim and Norma Duncan. GETTING TO KNOW TIMBO His favorite food is Mexican of Italian and his favorite snack food is jolly-ranchers. Timbo’s favorite TV show is Game of Thrones and his favorite movie is Step Brothers. A Dallas Cowboys fan, his favorite athletes are Sean Lee and Albert Pujols and he lists Vince Lombardi as the greatest coach to ever live. His favorite actress is Natalie Dormer and his favorite band is the Zac Brown Band. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be John F. Kennedy. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Totals

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GP 1 30 31

AVG. 1.000 .301 .307

AB 1 113 114

R 0 29 29

H 1 34 35

RBI 0 22 22

2B 0 9 9

3B 0 1 1

HR 0 6 6

SB-SBA 0-0 3-4 3-4

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#15 KYLE JACKSON JUNIOR - OUTFIELDER LINCOLN, RHODE ISLAND

Kyle made 20 starts in the outfield for the Bears last season and had a trio of multi-hit games. 2014: saw action in 34 games and made 28 starts in the outfield as a freshman. He had a pair of multi-hit games including a three-hit game in a win over Salem State in Florida. He did not make an error in 64 chances with 58 putouts. Kyle is also a starting wide receiver on the Coast Guard football team. He had 25 receptions for 255 yards and three touchdowns last season. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Totals

GP 34 26 60

AVG. .223 .181 .205

AB 94 72 166

R 16 4 20

H 21 13 34

RBI 12 9 21

2B 2 2 4

3B 2 1 3

HR 0 0 0

SB-SBA 2-4 2-4 4-8

#12 JUSTIN REBHOLZ JUNIOR - PITCHER CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA Justin made ten apperances out of the bullpen last season and posted a record of 3-2. 2014: led the pitching staff with 15 apperances and three saves out of the bullpen as he posted a team-best 2.57 ERA as a freshman . He was 0-3, but allowed just eight earned runs in 28 innings and opponents hit just .220 off him, the lowest allowed by any Coast Guard pitcher. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Totals

APP/GS 15/0 10/0 25/0

W-L 0-3 3-2 3-5

ERA 2.57 4.87 3.54

IP 28 20.3 48.3

H 22 16 38

R 16 15 31

ER 8 11 19

BB 12 8 20

K 17 7 24

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#11 LUKE SNIATKOWSKI JUNIOR - PITCHER VERONA, NEW JERSEY Luke made eight starts and threw a pair of complete games last season finishing with a record of 3-2. He was second on the team with 45.3 innings pitched and led the Bers with 34 strikeouts. 2014: started eight games for the Bears and was 2-2 with a 5.36 ERA. He was third on the team with 43.7 innings pitched and led the staff with 36 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .231 off of him, second lowest on the team. He is a Government major. BEFORE CGA Captain and All-conference performer for coach Lou Racioppe at Verona High ... also captain and All-conference in football and a member of the basketball team ... has and older brother Alex and an older sister Eliza ... his grandfather was in the Army ... son of Jay and Liz Sniatkowski. GETTING TO KNOW LUKE His favorite food is his mom’s spaghetti and meatballs and his favorite snack food is pistachios. Luke’s favorite TV show is Always Sunny in Philadelphia, his favorite movie is Goodfellas and his favorite actor is Mark Wahlberg. His favorite athlete is Derek Jeter and his favorite band is the Arctic Monkeys. He says the greatest coach to ever live is Joe Torre and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Jack Kerouac. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Totals

APP/GS 9/8 8/8 17/16

W-L 2-2 3-2 5-4

ERA 5.36 5.16 5.28

IP 43.3 45.3 88.7

H 37 50 87

R 22 33 55

ER 26 26 52

BB 35 33 68

K 36 34 70

#13 ERIC VRISSIS JUNIOR - PITCHER STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT Eric appeared in nine games and made four starts with one complete game. He walked just five batters in 34 innings while striking out 18. 2014: he pitched in eight games and made three starts. He had a 1-2 record with one save and a 4.85 ERA. Eric limited opponents to a .241 batting average third lowest on the pitching staff. He is a Government major.

PLAYER BIOS

BEFORE CGA Played for coach Ian Millman at Westhill High ... also member of football and basketball teams ... has two older brothers, Thomas, who is in the Air National Guard, and Michael and an older sister Emily ... son of Michael Vrissis and Laura Jeffries. GETTING TO KNOW ERIC His favorite food is pizza his favorite snack food is chocolate. Eric’s favorite TV show is Game of Thrones, his favorite move is Warrior and his favorite actor is Morgan Freeman. A Yankees fan, his favorite stadium is the Old Yankee Stadium and his favorite athlete is Lou Gehrig and he lists the greatest coach to ever live as Joe Torre. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Charles Darwin. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 Totals

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APP/GS 8/3 9/4 17/7

W-L 1-2 2-1 3-3

ERA 4.85 5.03 4.98

IP 29.3 34.0 63.3

H 28 37 65

R 20 28 48

ER 16 19 35

BB 20 5 25

K 10 18 28

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#18 CODY BAIN SOPHOMORE - PITCHER BEAVER FALLS, PENNSYLVANIA Cody led the team with 14 appearances and four saves last season. He was second on the team with a 2.66 ERA while registering 2-1 record in 23.3 innings. He is also a tight end on the football team and made 25 catches for 352 yards and two touchdowns this season. Cody is an Electrical Engineering major and on the Dean’s List. BEFORE CGA All-section second team linebacker and honorable mention punter for coach Bob Amalia at Blackhawk High ... also captain and an All-section centerfielder on the baseball team ... graduated in the top five percent of his class ... has a sisters Erin ... son of John, who was in the Air Force, and Ann Margaret Bain. GETTING TO KNOW CODY His favorite food is Mexican and his favorite snack food is beef jerky. Cody’s favorite TV show is Game of Thrones and his favorite movie is Forest Gump. His favorite actor is Tom Cruise and his favorite singer is Ellie Goulding. A Pittsburgh Steelers fan, his favorite athlete is UFC fighter Conor McGregor. He lists Dick LeBeau as the greatest coach to ever live and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Ronald Regan. CAREER STATS Year 2015 Totals

APP/GS 14/0 14/0

W-L-S 2-1-4 2-1-4

ERA 2.66 2.66

IP 23.3 23.3

H 23 23

R 11 11

ER 7 7

BB 9 9

K 18 18

#9 ALEX MURDOCH SOPHOMORE - CATCHER SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA Alex had a sensational freshman season in which he led the team with a .326 batting average and made 23 starts behind the plate. He is an Operations Research major. BEFORE CGA Captain, Defensive MVP and Gold Glove winner for coach Brandon Crocker at Dougherty Valley High ... his great grandfather fought in the Korean War ... has an older sister Makena ... son of Steve and Michelle Murdoch. GETTING TO KNOW ALEX His favorite food is burritos and his favorite snack food is trail mix. Alex’s favorite TV show is House and his favorite movie is Star Wars. His favorite actor is Ryan Reynolds while his favorite singer is J. Cole. A San Francisco Giants fan, his favorite sports stadium is Fenway Park and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Johnny Bench.

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GP 29 29

AVG. .326 .326

AB 89 89

R 10 10

H 29 29

RBI 18 18

2B 0 0

3B 1 1

HR 0 0

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SB-SBA 5-5 5-5

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#33 JOE SICILIANO SOPHOMORE - PITCHER MONROE, NEW YORK Joe appeared in nine games last season and made five starts posting a record of 2-3 in 32 innings of work. He is an Electrical Engineering major. APP/GS 9/5 9/5

W-L 2-3 2-3

ERA 5.63 5.63

IP 32 32

H 39 39

R 28 28

ER 20 20

BB 13 13

K 17 17

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Opponent North Park # Merchant Marine # Merchant Marine # Merchant Marine # Minnesota-Morris # Gettysburg # Gettysburg # Wisconsin-Platteville # Babson @ URI Albertus Magnus @ URI @ Springfield * Springfield * Springfield * @ Babson * @ Wheaton * WPI * @ WPI * @ WPI * MIT * MIT * Wheaton * @ Emerson * Clark * @ Clark * @ Clark * Mitchell @ Emerson * @ Babson -- NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal @ MIT -- NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal Game #1 @ MIT -- NEWMAC Tournament Semifinal Game #2 @ Mass. Maritime Mitchell @ Dodd. Stadium, Norwich, Conn.

Score W 7-6 W 9-8 W 1-0 W 6-3 W 5-4 L 3-4 L 3-8 W 9-7 W 11-10 W 9-6 W 6-1 (8) W 10-5 L 8-11 L 6-7 L 3-9 (5) L 2-11 W 10-3 L 5-7 L 6-16 W 4-3 (10) L 4-10 L 3-5 W 4-3 W 10-6 L 1-7 L 2-9 W 7-2 W 6-1 L 1-4 L 2-5 L 2-6 L 3-6

# Gene Cusic Classic, Ft. Myers, Fla. * NEWMAC Game

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1994 2002 -- SEMIFINALIST 2011 -- SEMIFINALIST 2013 -- CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

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