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TABLE OF CONTENTS Table of Contents 2017 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 2016 Results/Program History 2017 Schedule
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The 2017 Baseball Media Guide is a publication of the Coast Guard Academyâ€™s Athletic Media Relations Office.
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Name Jake Behne Tucker Williams Luke Thompson Will Stephens Jeremy Lhotka Zach Serna Trey Rittenhouse Alex Murdoch Colton Cannon Luke Sniatkowski Justin Rebholz Eric Vrissis Tim Duncan Kyle Jackson Christian Toscano Walter Harris Bryan Delp Tyras Schisler Brendan McNeil Dustin Reeder Josh Domingo Michael Goldsworthy Kyle Moore Jack Brandt Reed Jenkins Robert Marant Cam Cecchini Alex Cordes Jon Pressley Dan Finn Joe Siciliano Brett Sullivan Ben Webster
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Hometown Clifton, Va. Tallahassee, Fla. San Ramon, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Orange Park, Fla. Palatine, Ill. Ellenwood, Pa. San Ramon, Cal. Kennesaw, Ga. Verona, N.J. Crestview, Fla. Stamford, Conn. Heath, Texas Lincoln, R.I. Pittsford, N.Y. La Crescenta, Calif. Pottstown, Pa. Chincoteague, Va. Pawcatuck, Conn. Lincoln, Del. San Ramon, Calif. Jamison, Pa. Newark, Del. Marlton, N.J. Brown Summitt, N.C. Orlando, Fla. Tulsa, Okla. Boynton Beach, Fla. Austin, Texas Middletown, N.Y. Monroe, N.Y. Granby, Mass. Colorado Springs, Col.
#31 C.C. Grant (11th season) Mike Turgeon, Aaron Waters, Mike Tandy Colton Cannon, Tim Duncan, Kyle Jackson
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2017 Season Preview Coast Guard returns plenty of veterans this year as nine of the top ten hitters and all but one pitcher return for the 2017 season from a team that finished 16-21 overall, 8-9 in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) and qualified for the conference tournament for the second straight season. “The strength of our returners is the pitching staff,” said head coach C.C. Grant in his 11th season. “We are as deep as we have been in my 11 years and I’m looking for big years out of seniors tricaptain Colton Cannon and Eric Vrissis at the top of our rotation as well as senior Luke Sniatkowski, coming back from injury, out of the bullpen.” Cannon was 4-1 with a 3.83 ERA to earn New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) second team All-conference honors. Sophomores Dustin Reeder (3-1, 3.82), Walter Harris (3-3, 4.71) and Dan Finn (2-3) will also be key components to the Bears pitching rotation this season. The bullpen has plenty of returners in senior Justin Rebholz, who missed most of last season with an injury, junior Joe Siciliano along with sophomores Jack Brandt, Brian Delp, who also returns from injury, Will Stephens and Robert Marrant. Freshman Ben Webster, who has been slowed by an injury, will be counted on later in the season while freshman Brett Sullivan will be the closer this season. Sophomore outfielder Trey Rittenhouse and junior third baseman Zach Serna will also add depth to the bullpen this season.
Sophomore Luke Thompson (.286) and Rittenhouse also return to a very deep outfield which includes junior Tucker Williams along with top freshman Alex Cordes and classmate Michael Goldsworthy.
Freshman Jon Pressley and sophomore Reed Jenkins will both see time at first base, sophomore Jake Behne will start at second base while Stephens will be the Bears starting shortstop while freshman Josh Nguyen-Domingo will backup at both second and shortstop “We need to be better defensively than we were last year and coach Turgeon has worked with the infield and they have been outstanding and continue to get better each day,” said Grant. The Bears are thin at the hot corner behind Serna, however that is not the case behind the plate as a return a trio of catchers led by junior Alex Murdoch (.256) along with classmate Christian Toscano (.296), who split time last season and have plenty of experience, along with the emergence of sophomore Jeremy Lhotka, who can also give the Bears an extra bat in the lineup at the designated hitter spot. Another key to the season will be the return of senior Brendan McNeil, who missed all of last season with an injury, he has swung the bat well in preseason and will see plenty of time as a designated hitter while also being able to play the outfield. “I’m excited as we enter the season and I think we a have a nice mix of experienced upperclassmen along with a lot of talent all over the field in the freshman and sophomore class,” said Grant. Coast Guard will open the season early this year with a three-game series against Centre College in Atlanta on Feb. 18-19 before heading on its annual trip to the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. two weeks later to play eight games. “I like to try to get games before we head to Florida and with the weather we have up North, I don’t believe we could have played, so going to Atlanta and being able to play three games give us an an advantage before you start playing on a daily basis. We are bringing the whole roster to Atlanta and that’s not the case with Florida, so this trip gives the team a chance to jell as a team away from the Academy and just concentrate on baseball and that’s a huge deal and no matter who we do in those Atlanta games we will be that much better before we even step on the field in Florida,” said Grant.
Senior tri-captains Kyle Jackson (.315, 2 HR, 19 RBI) and Timbo Duncan (.236, 2 HR, 17 RBI) will anchor the outfield and be key hitters in the middle of the order for the Bears. Serna, who led the team with a .358 average, 10 doubles and 23 RBI last season, will also be counted on to be a key contributor in the heart of the lineup.
The Bears infield will see plenty of new faces with a trio of new starters at first, second and short.
COAST GUARD ACADEMY One of the smallest of the five U.S. Military Academies Four-Year Bachelorâ€™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
REAR ADMIRAL JAMES E. RENDON ACADEMY SUPERINTENDENT SECOND 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 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.
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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.
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.
Strength and Conditioning Coach Hassell, in her second 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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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 860-701-6623
Title Head Coach Assistant Coach
Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588
Title Director of Rowing/Head Coach
Name Matt Nakagawa
Title Head Coach
PISTOL & RIFLE
Name Title Richard Hawkins Shooting Sports Coach
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
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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
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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
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Title Phone Head Coach 860-444-8590 Assistant Coach Assistant Coach Title Head Coach
MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY
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
C.C. GRANT HEAD COACH 11TH SEASON
C.C. is in his 11th 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 141 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 hissecond season as the top assistant for the baseball team. Turgeon, who coaches the team in the Fall season is head coach C.C. Grant’s top assistant in the spring.
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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#10 COLTON CANNON SENIOR - PITCHER KENNESAW, GEORGIA Colton earned second team All-conference honors last season as he led the Bears pitching staff in wins (4), innings (51 2/3) and strikeouts (48). He had a record of 4-1 for the Bears and opponents hit just .233 against him. 2015: led the Bears with a 2.52 ERA and three complete games. In eight starts, he was 3-2 throwing a team-high 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 2016 Totals
APP/GS W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K 10/7 3-4 4.63 44.6 43 36 23 33 31 9/8 3-2 2.52 50.0 35 18 14 24 28 10/9 4-1 3.83 51.6 44 34 22 27 48 29/24 10-7 3.62 146.1 122 88 59 84 107
#14 TIMBO DUNCAN SENIOR - OUTFIELDER HEATH, TEXAS Timbo had nine multi-hit games last season including three in the final four games of the season. He was second on the team with seven doubles and 50 total bases and was tied for the team lead with two triples. 2015: was a second team Allconference selection 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. He is a Civil Engineering major. 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 2016 Totals
GP AVG. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 1 1.000 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 30 .301 113 29 34 22 9 1 6 3-4 37 .236 140 25 33 17 7 2 2 6-8 68 .267 254 54 68 39 16 3 8 9-12
#15 KYLE JACKSON SENIOR - OUTFIELDER LINCOLN, RHODE ISLAND
Kyle was second on the team last year with a .315 batting average and a .467 slugging percentage while recording seven multi-hit games. He made just one error in 54 chances in the outfield. 2015: 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 34 receptions for 340 yards and three touchdowns last season. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 2016 Totals
GP AVG. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 34 .223 94 16 21 12 2 2 0 2-4 26 .181 72 4 13 9 2 1 0 2-4 24 .315 92 15 29 19 6 1 2 3-6 84 .244 258 35 63 40 10 4 2 7-14
#20 BRENDAN MCNEIL SENIOR - OUTFIELDER PAWCATUCK, CONNECTICUT Brendan is back after missing the 2016 season with an injury. 2015: he was second on the team with a .307 batting average, led the team with five triples and was tied for second on the team with 19 RBI’s. 2014: played in 24 games and made 18 starts either in the outfield or as the designated hitter and hit .284. He had three multi-hit games, was second on the team with a .448 slugging percentage and was one of just three players to homer last season. He was also a defensive lineman on the football team and finished with 36 tackles last season. Brendan is a Management major and a member of the Dean’s List and a three-time member of the New England Football Conference (NEFC) All-Academic team. BEFORE CGA Played for coach Mike Wheeler at New London High .. also a member of the football team ... has a younger sister Megan ... his cousin is in the Air Force and his grandfateher was in the Army .. son of Patrick and Karen McNeil.
GETTING TO KNOW BRENDAN His favorite food is chicken parm and his favorite snack food is salt and vinegar potato chips. Brendan’s favorite TV show is Dexter, his favorite movie is Gladiator and his favorite actor is Denzel Washington. Brendan’s favorite athlete is Bo Jackson and he lists the greatest coach to ever live as John Wooden. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Alexander the Great. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 2016 Totals
GP AVG. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 24 .284 67 8 19 16 4 2 1 1-2 30 .307 101 19 31 19 5 5 1 2-4 *** INJURED DID NOT PLAY *** 54 .297 168 27 50 35 9 7 2 3-6
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#12 JUSTIN REBHOLZ SENIOR - PITCHER CRESTVIEW, FLORIDA Justin, who made just three apperances and pitched in four innings last season due to an injury is back in the Bears bullpen. 2015: 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 2016 Totals
APP/GS W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K 15/0 0-3 2.57 28 22 16 8 12 17 10/0 3-2 4.87 20.3 16 15 11 8 7 3/0 0-1 4.50 4 7 4 2 3 4 28/0 3-6 3.61 52.3 45 35 21 23 28
#11 LUKE SNIATKOWSKI SENIOR - PITCHER VERONA, NEW JERSEY Luke started nine games last season before an injury cut his season short. He picking up his only win over Merchant Marine in Fort Myers. 2015: made eight starts and threw a pair of complete games 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.
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APP/GS 9/8 8/8 9/7 26/23
W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K 2-2 5.36 43.3 37 22 26 35 36 3-2 5.16 45.3 50 33 26 33 34 1-4 6.31 35.6 36 32 25 23 23 6-8 5.57 124.3 123 87 77 91 93
GETTING TO KNOW LUKE His favorite food is his momâ€™s spaghetti and meatballs and his favorite snack food is pistachios. Lukeâ€™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.
#13 ERIC VRISSIS SENIOR - PITCHER STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT Eric was second on the team with eight starts, 11 appearances and 49.3 inning pitched. 2015: 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. 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. Ericâ€™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 2016 Totals
APP/GS 8/3 9/4 11/8 28/15
W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K 1-2 4.85 29.3 28 20 16 20 10 2-1 5.03 34.0 37 28 19 5 18 0-6 6.75 49.3 59 49 37 23 19 3-9 5.74 112.6 124 97 72 48 47
#9 ALEX MURDOCH JUNIOR - CATCHER SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA Alex had six multi-hit games and started 22 games last season. 2015: 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. Alexâ€™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.
CAREER STATS Year 2015 2016 Totals
GP AVG. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 29 .326 89 10 29 18 0 1 0 5-5 24 .256 82 17 21 13 6 0 0 1-1 53 .292 171 27 50 31 6 1 0 6-6
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#33 JOE SICILIANO JUNIOR - PITCHER MONROE, NEW YORK Joe made eight apperances and started two games last season picking up a win in relief against Springfield. 2015: 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. CAREER STATS Year 2015 2016 Totals
APP/GS 9/5 8/2 17/7
W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K 2-3 5.63 32 39 28 20 13 17 1-0 5.96 22.6 27 25 15 12 11 3-3 5.76 54.6 66 53 35 25 28
#16 CHRISTIAN TOSCANO JUNIOR - CATCHER PITTSFORD, NEW YORK Christian was third on the team with a .296 batting average last season. He recorded four multi-hit games. 2015: saw action in ten games behind the plate for the Bears. He is a Mechanical Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Jim Capellupo at Pittsford Sutherland High where team was two-time sectional champions ... He was on the honor roll all four years and a member of the National Honor Society ... has an older brother Nicholas ... son of Vincent and Nancy Toscano. GETTING TO KNOW CHRISTIAN His favorite food is his mom’s chicken cacciatore while his favorite snack food are pretzels. Christian’s favorite TV show is Chicago Fire and his favorite movie is Lone Survivor. His favorite actor is Mark Wahlberg and his favorite band is the Zac Brown Band. A Boston Red Sox fan, his favorite athlete is Jason Varitek. He lists the greatest coach to ever live as his high school coach Jim Capellupo. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be The Rock, Dwayne Johnson.
GP AVG. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 10 .160 25 2 4 1 1 0 0 0-1 16 .296 54 5 16 7 2 0 0 0-0 26 .253 79 7 20 8 3 0 0 0-1
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#1 JAKE BEHNE SOPHOMORE - 1B/2B CLIFTON, VIRGINIA Jake saw action in 11 games last season and hit .278 with a pair of multi-hit games. He made just one error in 87 chances at first base. He is also an All-conference linebacker on the Coast Guard football team. Jake is a Management major. BEFORE CGA Played for coach Scott Findley at Centreville High ... has an older sister Rachel and two older brothers, Scott, who is in the Marine Corp and Mark, who played both baseball and football at the Coast Guard Academy and graduated last year ... son of Dan and Anne Behne. GETTING TO KNOW JAKE His favorite food is steak and his favorite snack food are cheetos. Jake’s favorite movie is The Town and his favorite TV show is Friends. George Clooney is his favorite actor while Gucci Mane is his favorite rapper. A Washington Redskins fan, his favorite athlete is Brandon Snyder of the Washington Nationals. He says the greatest coach to ever live is Vince Lombardi and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Derek Jeter. CAREER STATS Year 2016 Totals
GP AVG. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 11 .278 36 5 10 3 1 0 0 1-1 11 .278 36 5 10 3 1 0 0 1-1
#17 WALTER HARRIS SOPHOMORE - PITCHER LA CRESCENTA, CALIFORNIA Walter was second on the Bears staff with three wins last season (3-3) as he picked up a pair of wins in relief in Florida before pitching a complete game with a career-high 11 strikeouts to beat Emerson later in the season. He is a Management major and has been on the Dean’s List the last two semesters. BEFORE CGA Three-year starting pitcher and All-Olympic league selection for coach Matt Jebia at Maranatha High ... team won 2013 league championship ... four-year Scholar Athlete ... graduated with high honors and was an AP Scholar ... IMG wood bat league MVP in 2013 ... played in 2015 San Gaberial All-Star Senior Game ... had one grandfather in the Air Force while the other was in the Navy during World War II ... has an older sister Audrey and and an older brother Henry ... son of George and Robin Harris. GETTING TO KNOW WALTER His favorite food is Thai and his favorite snack food is Tiger Bars. Walter’s favorite TV Show is Better Call Saul and his favorite movie is Step Brothers. His favorite actor is Sylvester Stallone and his favorite singer is Chris Stapleton. A San Francisco Giants fan, his favorite athlete is Aroldis Chapman and he says the greatest coach to ever live is Bear Bryant. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Benjamin Franklin. CAREER STATS Year 2016 Totals
APP/GS 10/4 10/4
W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K 3-3 4.71 36.3 37 29 19 20 29 3-3 4.71 36.3 37 29 19 20 29
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#21 DUSTIN REEDER SOPHOMORE - PITCHER LINCOLN, DELAWARE Dustin had a team-low 3.82 ERA while posted a record of 3-1 last season. He pitched 12.3 innings of relief before the Bears went on to win in 14 innings. Reeder was second on the team with 34 strikeouts while opponents his just .226 off of him the best on the Coast Guard staff. He is an Operations Research and Computer Analysis major. BEFORE CGA Captain and All-conference pitcher and outfielder for coach Nick Brannan at Milford Senior High School ... also captain of basketball team ... he also was on the swimming team and cross country team ... was on the honor roll all four years and a member of the National Honor Society ... both his grandfathers were in the military (Vietnam, Marines) ... has a younger brother Landen and a younger sister Hunter ... son of Edward Reeder and Shauna Baird. GETTING TO KNOW DUSTIN His favorite food chicken marsala and his favorite snack food are oreos. Dustin’s favorite TV show is Breaking Bad and his favorite movie is Friday Night Lights. His favorite actor is Adam Sandler and his favorite song is Take Me Out to the Ball Game. A Baltimore Orioles fan, his favorite athlete is Adam Jones. He lists the greatest coach to ever live as Mike Krzyzewski and if he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Babe Ruth.
CAREER STATS Year 2016 Totals
APP/GS 13/1 13/1
W-L ERA IP H R ER BB K 3-1 3.82 33 28 18 14 16 34 3-1 3.82 33 28 18 14 16 34
#4 WILL STEPHENS SOPHOMORE - SHORTSTOP/PITCHER RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA Will, who saw most of his time as the DH, last season, appeared in 30 games and made 28 starts. He had eight multi-hit games and picked up a win in relief last season. Will is a Government major and was on the Dean’s List this Fall. BEFORE CGA Attended Marion Military Institute before arriving at the Academy ... captain and two-time All-conference selection for coach Guy Civitello at Leesville Road High School ... two of his grandparents were in the Navy ... has a younger brother John ... son of Robert and Cecilia Stephens and Jack and Amy Rogers. GETTING TO KNOW WILL His favorite food is Bojangle’s Cajun Fillet Biscuit while his favorite snack food is Doritos. Will’s favorite TV show is Burn Notice and his favorite movies are Sahara and Shawshank Redemption. His favorite actor is Matthew McConaughey and his favorites band is Old Crow Medicine Show. A Philadelphia Phillies fan, his favorite athlete is Ken Griffey, Jr. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Ted Williams CAREER STATS Year 2016 Totals
GP AVG. AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 30 .270 115 20 31 17 4 2 0 7/9 30 .270 115 20 31 17 4 2 0 7/9
#3 LUKE THOMPSON SOPHOMORE - OUTFIELDER SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA Luke started 22 games last season for the Bears and hit .286 and was second on the team with seven stolen bases. He is also a safety on the football team and was named to the NEFC All-Academic team. Luke is a Operations Research and Computer Analysis major and is on the Dean’s List and Commandant of Cadets List. BEFORE CGA Captain and second team All-league selection for coach Ryan Larson at Army and Navy Academy ... also Offensive Player of the Year and captain of the baseball team ... has two older brothers Victor and Grant and a younger sister, Michelle, who runs track at the Air Force Academy ... son of David, who played football at Idaho and served seven years the Navy, and Carolee Thompson. GETTING TO KNOW LUKE Luke’s favorite food is In-N-Out Burger and his favorite snack food is a banana. Luke’s favorite TV show is Narcos and his favorite movie is Zero Dark Thirty. His favorite favorite actor is George Clooney and his favorite band is the Zac Brown Band. Luke’s favorite athlete is Buster Posey and he says the greatest coach to ever live is Bill Walsh. If he could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Warren Buffet. CAREER STATS Year 2016 Totals
GP 24 24
AVG. .276 .276
AB 91 91
R 18 18
H 26 26
RBI 9 9
2B 2 2
3B 0 0
HR 0 0
SB-SBA 7-7 7-7
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2016 RESULTS (16-21, 8-9 NEWMAC) Date Opponent 2/27 Fitchburg State @ NE Baseball Complex 2/27 Fitchburg State @ NE Baseball Complex 3/5 Baruch # 3/6 Merchant Marine # 3/6 Merchant Marine # 3/7 Merchant Marine # 3/9 Lakeland # 3/11 Gettysburg # 3/11 Gettysburg # 3/12 Dominican (Ill.) # 3/18 @ Johnson & Wales 3/20 CASTLETON 3/20 CASTLETON 3/22 @ Mitchell 3/24 @ Wesleyan 3/26 @ MIT * 3/26 @ MIT * 3/29 @ Babson * 3/30 ALBERTUS MAGNUS 4/6 MASS. MARITIME 4/8 SPRINGFIELD * 4/9 @ Springfield * 4/9 @ Springfield * 4/11 @ Westfield State 4/12 WHEATON * 4/15 @ WPI * 4/16 WPI * 4/16 WPI * 4/17 EMERSON * 4/17 EMERSON * 4/19 @ Wheaton * 4/20 BABSON * 4/22 @ Clark * 4/24 CLARK * 4/24 CLARK * 4/26 Mitchell @ Dodd Stadium, Norwich, Conn. 4/24 @ Babson -- NEWMAC Tournament Quarterfinal # Gene Cusic Classic, Ft. Myers, Fla. * NEWMAC Game
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2017 SCHEDULE FEBRUARY 18 19
Centre @ Emerson, Ga. Centre @ Emerson, Ga.
MARCH 4 Rockford # 5 Merchant Marine # 6 Merchant Marine # 8 Anna Maria # 10 Swathmore # 11 Thiel # 17 JOHNSON & WALES 19 CASTLETON 21 @ Mitchell 23 BECKER 25 MIT * 28 BABSON * 29 @ Albertus Magnus
Noon (DH) Noon Noon Noon (DH) 9:00 Noon 9:00 (DH) 9:00 3:00 NOON (DH) 3:30 4:00 NOON (DH) 3:30 3:30
APRIL 1 @ Emerson * Noon (DH) 4 @ Babson * 3:30 5 @ Mass. Maritime 3:30 7 @ Springfield * 3:30 8 SPRINGFIELD * NOON (DH) 10 WESTFIELD STATE 3:30 11 @ Wheaton * 3:30 12 WESLEYAN 3:30 14 WPI * 3:30 15 @ WPI * Noon (DH) 18 WHEATON * 3:30 21 CLARK * 3:30 22 @ Clark * Noon (DH) 25 vs. Mitchell @ Dodd Stadium 27 NEWMAC Tournament First Round 29/30 NEWMAC Tournament Semifinals (Best of 3) MAY 6/7
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Home Games in ALL CAPS. # -- Gene Cusic Classic, Fort Myers, Fla. * NEWMAC Game