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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 2016 Roster 2 Season Preview 3 The Coast Guard Academy 4-5 Coast Guard Superintendent 6 Director of Athletics 7 Athletics Facilities 8-9 Strength & Conditioning 10 Staff Directory 11 Coast Guard Women’s Cross Country Coaching Staff 12-14 Player Bios 15-19 History 20

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2016 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Name Rachel Burchill Kirsten Carson Annabelle Gagnon Morgan Garrett Anita Green Jenn Haley Olivia Konecni Gretchen Krause Sian Lawrence Nina Ragle Brandee Schiller Olivia Suski Maral Toukhanian Bonny Turnage


Staff Head Coach Assistant Coaches Faculty Rep. and Coach Captains


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


Hometown Oklahoma City, Ok. Brussels, BELGUIM Mount Airy, Md. Waxhaw, N.C. Clermont, Fla. Coventry, R.I. Boise, Idaho Doylestown, Pa. Mobile, Ala. Virginia Beach, Va. Mililani, Hi. Seminole, Fla. Troy, Mich. Mechanicsville, Va.

Ethan Brown (8th Season) Greg Ahnrud, Brendan Wilkins, Jayna McCarron Chris Armstrong Gretchen Krause and Jenn Haley


2016 SEASON PREVIEW The Bears return five of their seven runners competing at the New England Regional Championships including top finisher Gretchen Krause (19:47 5K NEWMACs / 23:05 6K Regionals).

Bonny Turnage and Rachel Burchill will prove to be formidable runners on the team and in the conference. Turnage began her breakout year runner to the #2 spot at regionals (23:46 6K) then to go on in the track season to run 4:53 in the 1500 meters as well as 18:16 in the 5000 meter

“We are fortunate to return so many runners from last season’s roster. Our returners gained some valuable experience from last year’s cross country and track & field seasons,” said head coach Ethan Brown.

during the outdoor track & field season. Burchill kept turning up the intensity all year. She posted the CGA’s #2 indoor track & field season 5000 meters at 19:53, but then went on to top that at 19:17 outdoors and then ran a 39:55 in the 10,000 meters.

“The roster is a little smaller, but that is no indicator of our potential. There are so many runners on our team that could really make a significant impact to our team’s performance and make a run for a big performance at NEWMAC’s,” added Brown.

One senior, Jenn Haley (5:03 1500 / 19:56 5K), and three sophomores, Anita Green (19:38 5K, 23:44 6K), Nina Ragle (19:28 5k/23:48 6K), and Morgan Garrett (injured during cross country, outdoor 800m best was 2:25) will also play a big role in keeping a tight scoring group.


Krause was a consistent runner for CGA through the championships season of cross country finishing in the top spot for both NEWMACs and Regionals. She later went on to run 2:22 in the 800 meters during the outdoor track & field season.


Coast Guard welcomes six newcomers, among which Kirstin Carson, Olivia Suski, and Olivia Konecni will look to compete for a scoring spot.


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 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




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


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.



TIM FITZPATRICK DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS SIXTH YEAR Tim Fitzpatrick is in his sixth 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 23 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.



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.

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.


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.




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

ATHLETIC TRAINING Name Ken Niedzwiecki Maura Gillon Jake Ibey Justin Bolton Shaakira Hassell


Name C.C. Grant Mike Turgeon


Name Bill George Dana Fleischmann C.C. Grant Ray LaForte Jay Driscoll Chris Strand Dave Ratner Don Miller

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

MEN’S CREW Name Bill Randall

Name Ethan Brown Greg Ahnrud Mariette Ogg

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

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

Title Director of Rowing/Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8679



Name Matt Nakagawa

Title Head Coach


Phone 808-382-9762

Name Title Richard Hawkins Shooting Sports Coach

Phone 860-701-6886

Name Doug Clark Jack Neades Brian Swingly

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



Name Alex Ivansheck Jessica Farley Scott Hawk Catherine Lewis


Title Director of Sailing Head Offshore Coach Head Intercollegiate Coach

Title Phone Head Coach 860-701-6594 Assistant Coach 860-701-6960 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Name Bill Randall Jodi Hope

Title Director of Rowing Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8679 860-803-4435

Name Mary Heneberry

Title Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6744


Name Susan Grant Beth Nakagawa Andrea Giuliano Katie Shveda Anthony Occhialini

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8582 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Goalkeeper Coach

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

WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL Name Mike Bynon Ashley Coyle

Title Head Coach Assistant Coach Diving Coach

Phone 860-444-8586 860-701-6374

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8589 Assistant Coach


Name Title Phone Name Ray LaForte Head Coach 860-701-6805 Ethan Brown Dave Fraboni Assistant Coach Greg Ahnrud Mike Higbie Assistant Coach Mariette Ogg Pat Powers Assistant Coach WRESTLING MEN’S SOCCER Name Name Title Phone Kevin Bratland Chris Parsons Head Coach 860-701-6197 Patrick McCarney Assistant Coach Anthony Occhialini Goalkeeper Coach


Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8586 Assistant Coach 860-701-6374 Diving Coach

Name Title Phone Donna Koczajowski Head Coach 860-444-8604 Dana Fleischmann Assistant Coach Erin Miller Pitching Coach

Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach

Name John Westkott Mary Westkott Ken Pancoast


Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8584 Co-Defensive Coordinator/ 860-444-8605 Recruiting Coordinator Co-Defensive Coordinator 860-444-8581 Offensive Coordinator 860-701-6805 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach Associate Head Coach Assistant Coach Assistant Coach


Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach

Phone 860-701-6595




Title Phone Director of Athletics 860-444-8600 Associate AD/Director of 860-701-6798 Physical Education Associate AD for Compliance 860-701-6197 and Admissions Support Assistant AD for Operations 860-444-8601 Director of Media Relations 860-701-6800 Media Relations Assistant SWA/Travel Coordinator 860-701-6799 SWA/Director of Club Sports 860-444-8604 Associate Office Manager 860-444-8600 Director of Special Projects 860-444-8344 Administrative Assistant 860-444-8580 Equipment Manager 860-444-8606 Equipment Manager 860-444-8663



Ethan Brown begins his sixth season as the head coach of men’s & women’s track & field, while he is in his fifth season as head coach of the men’s cross country team and eighth season directing the women’s cross country team. 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 ninth and 12th respectively. Brown was named the NEWMAC Men’s Cross Country Coach of the Year in 2013 as he led the Bears to a second place finish, their best in the last three seasons while the team went on to finish ninth at the New England Championships, the Bears best finish since 2005. 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 six 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 FIFTH SEASON Greg Ahnrud is in his fifth 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. His 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.

JAYNA MCCARON ASSISTANT COACH FIRST SEASON Jayna graduated from CGA in 2007 as a civil engineer and spent four years on CG cutters (in CA and MS), two years at a special assignment (in WA) and then two years in graduate school (in NY) before returning to the Academy to be the Alfa Company Officer. Alfa Company’s mission at the Academy is “health and wellness”. She hails, originally, from Lunenburg, MA and has a dog, Max who also has four years of sea time. She has always loved running and hopes to be a lifelong athlete.




BRENDAN WILKINS ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON Brendan is in his second year as an assistant coach with the Coast Guard cross country team and second with track and field program where he works with the jumpers and sprinters. He worked with the jumpers at Stonington High School in 2012 and holds USA Track & Field Level 1 Coaching Certification. A 2014 graduate of Ithaca College with a degree in Environmental Studies, he was a four-year member of the track and field team and served as team captain during his senior season. Wilkins was an ECAC Championship qualifier in the high jump both indoors and outdoors.

CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE/ASSISTANT COACH FOURTH SEASON LCDR Armstrong, a 2001 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, serves as the Officer Representative and an assistant coach 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).



JENN HALEY SENIOR COVENTRY, RHODE ISLAND A co-captain this sesaon, Jenn was the third Coast Guard finisher at the NEWMAC Championship for the second straight season last year as she placed 38th with a time of 19:57. She was 41st with a time of 20:48 and she ran a 24:41 at the New England Championship in 2014. As a freshman, she was the fifth Coast Guard runner at the NEWMAC Championships and also ran at the Division III New England Championship. She is majoring in Naval Architecture and was named to the NEWMAC All-Academic team last season. BEFORE CGA She was captain and All-state performer for coach Michaela Driscoll at Coventry High and was also captain and All-state on the track and field team ... has a brother Matt ... daughter of Matt and Fran Haley. GETTING TO KNOW JENN Jenn’s favorite food are bagels while her favorite snack food are bananas. Her favorite TV show is Psych and her favorite movie is Forrest Gump. Jenn’s favorite singer is Kesha and her favorite actor is Zac Efron. Her favorite book is The Great Gatsby and her favorite pro sports team is the Boston Red Sox.

GRETCHEN KRAUSE SENIOR DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA Gretchen, a co-captain this season, was the top Coast Guard finisher at both the NEWMAC Championships as she placed 32nd with a time of 19:47 and the New England Championships, placing 66th with a time of 23:05.1 after battling injuries as a sophomore. She capped a solid freshman season by earning All-conference honors with a 11th place finish in 19:02.31 at the NEWMAC Championships. She is the daughter of Kurt and Meghan Krause and is majoring in Civil Engineering. BEFORE CGA Krause was a three-sport athlete at Central Bucks West (Pa.) High, running cross country for coach Kiki Bell … also a member of the school’s indoor and outdoor track teams … team captain and All-State selection in all three sports as a senior … has a younger brother Max and a younger sister Amelia.


GETTING TO KNOW GRETCHEN Gretchen’s favorite movie is the Bourne Ultimatum while her favorite actor is Matt Damon. Her favorite professional athlete is U.S. track star Lolo Jones and if she could visit any sports stadium or arena she would choose Franklin Field. If she could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be St. Joan of Arc.



BONNY TURNAGE SENIOR MECHANICSVILLE, VIRGINIA Bonny was the second Coast Guard finisher at the New England Championships placing 104th with a time of 23:43.1 after missing all of her sophomore season. She was part of the Bears All-New England DMR team during the indoor track season as the team placed eighth at the Division III New England Championships last year. As a sophomre, Bonny did return for track and was part of the DMR team that earned Division III All-New England honors with a seventh place finish during the indoor season. She had a solid freshman season in both cross country and track. Turnage was part of both the DMR and 4x800 relay teams which earned All-New England honors during the indoor track season as a freshman. She is the daughter of Charles and Nancy Turnage and is majoring in Civil Engineering .. she earned NEWMAC All-Academic team honors for the second straight season last year. BEFORE CGA Turnage was a five-sport athlete at Lee-Davis (Va.) High, running cross country for coach Neil Mathews … also a member of the school’s indoor and outdoor track, swimming, and soccer teams … she earned numerous alldistrict and all-regional honors on her way to graduating as class valedictorian … was a team captain in four sports as a senior … has one brother, Mitchell (14), and one sister, Carrie (21). GETTING TO KNOW BONNY Bonny’s favorite movie is John Tucker Must Die and her favorite restaurant is Moe’s Southwest Grill. The mostused app on her phone is Snapchat and her favorite college team, other than Coast Guard, is VCU. If she could meet anyone, living or deceased, it would be Erik Weinhenmayer, the first blind man to climb Mount Everest.

RACHEL BURCHILL JUNIOR OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA Rachel was the third Coast Guard finisher at the ECAC Championship last season as she placed 70th with a time of 25:07.68. She ran a 25:08 over the 6K course at the New England Regional Championship as a freshman. Rachel is an Electrical Engineering major.


BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Tom McKinney at Kadena High ... also member of track and field team ... has an older brother Kevin and an older sister Alysa ... daughter of Paul, who is a retired Master Sergeant in the Air Force, and Akemi Burchill. GETTING TO KNOW RACHEL Rachel’s favorite food is salmon and her favorite snack food is yogurt covered raisins. Her favorite TV show is Criminal Minds and her favorite movie is Meet the Robinsons. Rachel’s favorite band is Hanson and her favorite song is Little Wonders by Rob Thomas. A Boston Bruins fan, her favorite athlete is Andrew Wheating and her favorite actress is Carrie Mulligan.



MARAL TOUKHANIAN JUNIOR TROY, MICHIGAN Maral was the fifth Coast Guard finisher at the ECAC Championships last season placing 100th overall with a time of 25:45.68. As a freshman in 2014, she was the fifth Coast Guard finisher at the NEWMAC Championship as she placed 45th with a time of 20:55. She also ran a 25:30 at the New England Championships in 2014. Maral is a Operations Research and Computer Analyis major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Matthew Richardson at Troy High ... also captain of the outdoor track team and member of the indoor track team ... attended Marion Military Institute ... has a younger sister Maxine ... daughter of Peter and Nicole Toukhanian. GETTING TO KNOW MARAL Maral’s favorite is chocolate and her favorite tv show is Sherlock. Her favorite movie is Pirates of the Caribbean and her favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn. Maral’s favorite band is Family Force 5 and her favorite athlete is Kara Goucher. A University of Michigan fan, her favorite stadium is The Big House, home to Michigan football.




MORGAN GARRETT SOPHOMORE WAXHAW, NORTH CAROLINA Morgan, who missed most of last season with an injury, returned for the track season and was part of the DMR team which earned All-New England with an eighth place finish during the indoor season. She is a Civil Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Cross Country and track captain for coaches Rick Spencer and Jeff Wnek at Weddington High ... she was the cross country, indoor and outdoor MVP during her senior season ... a seven-time All-state performer, twice in cross country and five times in track ... part of the 4x400 relay that won the state championship ... member of the National Honor Society and an honor roll student ... her grandfather served in World War II ... daughter of John and Jennifer Garrett. GETTING TO KNOW MORGAN Morgan’s favorite food is her mom’s spaghetti and her favorite snack food is BBQ twist fritos. Her favorite TV show is Big Bang Theory while her favorite movie is She’s the man. Morgan’s favorite actor is Morgan Freeman and her favorite band is the Zac Brown Band. A Carolina Panthers fan, her favorite athletes are USA track and field athletes Ashton Eaton and Allyson Felix. She lists the greatest coach to ever live as Pat Summitt and if she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be her dad’s dad.

ANITA GREEN SOPHOMORE CLERMONT, FLORIDA Anita will be a key part of the team this season, she was slowed by an injury late last year. She was part of the Bears DMR team which earned Division III All-New England honors with an eighth place finish during the indoor season. Anita is a Mechanical Engineering major and has earned a Gold Star for academics.


BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Jungries at East Ridge High ... also a member of the track team ... was the Rookie of the Year and MVP for three years ... has two sisters Shelby and Jasmine and a brother Jerome Jr. ... her grandfather was a chef in the Air Force ... daughter of Jerome and Charlese Green. GETTING TO KNOW ANITA Anita’s favorite food is grilled or baked tofu in addition to watermelon and her favorite snack food is GoldFish or a Quest Bar. Her favorite TV show is Supernatural and her favorite movie is A Walk to Remember. Anita’s favorite actress is Rachel McAdams and her favorite singer is Beyonce. A Golden State Warriors fan, is also A UConn Huskies fan.



NINA RAGLE SOPHOMORE VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA Nina was the second Coast Guard finisher at the NEWMAC Championships placing 36th with a time of 19:55 last season. She was also the Bears third finisher at the Division III New England Championships as she finished 117th with a time of 23:55.8. Nina is a Marine and Environmental Sciences major. BEFORE CGA Captain and team MVP for coach Caitlin Stravino at Tallwood High ... also captain of the indoor and outdoor track teams ... was the indoor most improved and the outdoor MVP ... AP and honors student and had over a 4.0 GPA ... has and older brother Ace, who enlisted in the Air Force, and two younger brothers Kaio and Luke ... daughter of Jonathan, a retired chief in the Navy and Nana Ragle. GETTING TO KNOW NINA Nina’s favorite food is Italian food and her favorite snack food is ice cream. Her favorite TV show is Lost and her favorite athlete is American middle distance runner Jordan Hasay.




2015 RESULTS --- 7th Place at NEWMAC Championship Date Opponent


Sep. 12

@ Trinity Invitational

5th Place

Sep. 26

@ Purple Valley Invitational

13th Place

Oct. 2

@ Paul Short Invitational

42nd place

Oct. 10

@ James Early Invitational - @ Westfield State

Oct. 17

@ Conn. College Invitational

Nov. 1

@ NEWMAC Championship - @ Boston, Mass.

Nov. 7

@ ECAC Championship - @ Williams

11th Place

Nov. 14

@ N.E. Division III Championship - @ Wateford, Conn.

16th Place

no team score 15th Place 7th Place



NCAA Team Finishes 1992 13th place


All-American Gretchen Wagner (12th) Tammy Wilcox (4th) Gretchen Wagner (21st)

1994 1995 1995

All-New England Marv Cassidy (30th) Julie Fritz (7th) Jean Garvin (12th) Julie Fritz (28th) Julie Fritz (15th) Angelic Donovan (23rd) Cathy Gross (14th) Angelic Donovan (15th) Tammy Wilcox (9th) Gretchen Wagner (15th) Gretchen Wagner (4th) Tammy Wilcox (8th) Tammy Wilcox (2nd) Gretchen Wagner (4th) Gretchen Wagner (20th) Erin Kate Mandelberg (18th) Jenny Ng (21st) Colleen McCusker (25th) JoEllen Arons (23rd) Caitlin Quinn (29th) Beth Gollin (35th)

1981 1984 1984 1985 1986 1991 1992 1992 1993 1993 1994 1994 1995 1995 1996 1997 1997 1998 2005 2006 2013

All-Conference JoEllen Arons Dorothy Bienhoff Kelley Gaffey Beth Gollin Gretchen Krause Carrie Lam Jayna McCarron Colleen McCusker Sara McGuigan Meredith Nitzberg Caitlin Quinn Aidan Van Cleef

2004, 2005, 2006 2001 2000 2011, 2013 2013 2002 2004 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 2007 2003 2005, 2006 2006



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2016 SCHEDULE September 10

@ Smith Invitational

September 17

@ UMass Dartmouth Invitational

October 1

@ SUNY Geneseo Invitational

October 8

@ James Early Invite at Westfield State

October 15

@ Conn. College Invitational @ Harkness Park

October 29

@ NEWMAC Championship @ Smith

November 5

@ ECAC Championship @ Williams

November 12

@ DIII N.E. Championships Westfield State

November 21

@ NCAA Division III Championships at Louisville, Ky.

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