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TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction 1 2017 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 Softball Coaching Staff Player Bios 2016 Results Review & History 2017 Schedule

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Name Yr. Pos. B/T Hometown Kelli Franza So INF R/R Roseto, Pa. Emily Hogan So 2B R/R Pittsburgh, Pa. Sara Cammuso Sr RF R/R Millbury, Mass. Malia Hindle So UT R/R Seaville, N.J. Kayla Sowers Fr OF L/R Rocklin, Calif. Mackenzie Everett So P R/R Palmer, Alaska Julia Ferris Fr P R/R Falls Chruch, Va. Casey Cruzpino Jr UT R/R Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Claire Hurley Fr OF L/L Waterford, Conn. Carly Hattman Fr 1B L/R Egg Harbor, N.J. Emma Hvozdovich Jr CF R/R Palm Harbor, Fla. Courtney McKenna Fr 3B R/R Sparta, N.J. Allyson Holfinger So UT R/R Sterling, Mass. Sharayah Simco So UT R/R Florence, Ky. Francesca Farlow Fr INF R/R Carrollton, Texas Sarah Kemp Fr OF R/R Malone, N.Y. Kylie Vaverek Fr P R/R Plantation, Fla. Audrey Bartz Fr INF R/R Arlington, Va.

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Donna Koczajowski (20th season) Dana Fleischmann, Erin Miller, Nina Wojtkiewicz Sara Cammuso, Casey Cruzpino

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2017 SEASON PREVIEW The 2017 softball season looks to be exciting and positively unpredictable as the Bears bring in 10 freshmen to join a predominantly young team that is talented, versatile and excited for what the season has in store. Head Coach Donna Koczajowski enters her 20th season, only 11 wins away from 450, optimistic about the season and what her young team has to offer. Helping lead the way this season are co-captains senior Sara Cammuso and junior Casey Cruzpino who make up two thirds of the upperclassmen on the team. “I am excited for our captains, Sara Cammuso and Casey Cruzpino,” said Koczajowski. “The have showed a great deal of leadership, especially leading such a young team. It has been quite a challenge for them with such a large freshman class, but they are handling it well.” Coach Koczajowski is looking forward to seeing her large but talented freshman class hit the field with the returning players and see have the numerous potential lineups mesh together. “I will say this is the most talented freshman class that I have had as well as the largest,” Koczajowski added. “I have 10 freshmen that are versatile, dynamic and fun to watch. It will be a learning experience for them stepping onto the college diamond for the first time and it will be enjoyable for my staff and I to learn where all the pieces fit together.” The large roster has been a good problem to have as Koczajowski and her coaches have numerous lineups to manage and a number of potential ways to beat opponents.

Leading the Bears pitching staff this season will be freshman Julia Ferris. “She (Ferris) is a scrappy, competitive player,” commented Koczajowski. “Her fundamentals are solid and she will bring some consistency to the position and set the tone for our defense.”

“Hvozdovich is one of the best outfielders in the NEWMAC,” said Koczajowski. “She plays both side of the plate and is super competitive.” Joining Hvozdovich in the outfield will be Cammuso who has played 82 career games. She had career highs in hits (21), RBI’s (13) and batting average (.226) to go along with eight outfield assists. Freshman battling for playing time in the outfield will be Kayla Sowers and Claire Hurley who are both versatile, fast, dynamic additions to the team. The infield will be a blend of newcomers and returning players with a number of different combinations. At first base will be freshman Carly Hattman who will split time between there and pitching. Also seeing time at first base will be sophomore Kelli Franza and Allyson Holfinger. At second base will be returning starter sophomore Emily Hogan who batted .310 with 39 hits and 20 stolen bases. She was also solid up the middle with a .944 fielding percentage. Sophomore Malia Hindle will start the year at shortstop for the Bears but also will be a valuable utility options for Koczajowski throughout the infield. Freshman Audrey Bartz, who is working through an early season injury, will return to play shortstop and be a powerful bat in the center of the Coast Guard lineup. At third base will be another talented freshman in Courtney McKenna who has shown well in preseason with both her glove and bat. Sharing catching duties to start the year will be Cruzpino and sophomore Sharayah Simco. Cruzpino will also see time at other positions throughout the infield while SImco will also be plugged in at the DP position as well. As always Coast Guard starts their season in Florida with games highlighted by Muhlenburg, Drew, Juniata and Bates. The Bears will then return home to take on Rhode Island College and Roger Williams before diving into their competitive New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) schedule with games against nationally ranked MIT and WPI.

Also featured on the rubber this season will be sophomore Mackenzie Everett and freshman Carly Hattman. The Bears outfield will be anchored by junior Emma Hvozdovich who has played every game since her freshman year except one. She improved her batting

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“The versatility and depth of my team this season is something new for me,” commented Koczajowski. “I have never been in this position where my players can play so many positions, and play them well. I think the gap between are starters and non-starters is slim.”

average by nearly 100 points last season (.371) and has a strong arm and good range in center field.


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 (13 men’s, 11 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 - 35% 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 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

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He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation. Fitzpatrick’s work at Charlotte resulted in a 26-percent increase in annual gifts and a 39-percent increase in planned gifts. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition to serving as the men’s basketball sport administrator, he directed a staff that generated a school record $1.4 million in sponsorship revenue and a $125,000 increase in annual giving. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference, and during the 1994 football season, North Texas was one of three programs nationally to have every football game televised in its home market. This local television package generated more than $700,000 in corporate sponsorship revenue. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 199294. Fitzpatrick negotiated a $2.25 million, three-year men’s basketball tournament title sponsorship with the Dr. Pepper Company, and he also oversaw the league’s national and local television syndication efforts. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982.

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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.

a fundraising effort that saw Army’s “A Club” donor base grow from 750 to 6,700 and annual giving grow from $500,000 to $1.8 million. He also cultivated the Army Sports Network from two radio stations to 18, including 50,000-watt ESPN 1050 in New York City. During his tenure at West Point, corporate sponsorship revenue jumped from $250,000 to $920,000 annually.


COAST GUARD ACADEMY NITCHMAN TRACK & FIELD COMPLEX The Track & Field Complex was constructed in the summer of 2007 first used for the men’s and women’s soccer games that Fall. The FieldTurf surface lies on the banks of the beautiful Thames River and is also home to the men’s and women’s track & field program.

COMMANDER JOHN MERRIMAN GYM Merriman Gymnasium is home to the women’s volleyball program and the men’s and women’s basketball programs. The gym holds three basketball courts used for varsity practices and games, as well as intramural competition. The 1200-seat facility has been home to numerous league and regional championships. ROLAND POOL Roland Pool is home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving program. The eight-lane, 50-yard pool is also used daily for athletic training programs for our cadet-athletes, physical education courses, as well as military training programs necessary to carry out the missions of the Coast Guard for all cadets.

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NITCHMAN BASEBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the Coast Guard Academy baseball team. The picturesque view from the field overlooks the Thames River.

NITCHMAN SOFTBALL FIELD Nelson Nitchman Field is home of the softball team. The Bears have enjoyed tremendous success winning three of the last four NEWMAC tournament championships and going to the NCAA tournament four straight seasons (20092012).

CADET MEMORIAL FIELD Cadet Memorial Field was made into a FieldTurf surface in 2004 as a gift from the Class of 1952. The facility features a twostory press box that includes two coaches rooms, a room for radio broadcasting and video recording, space for media personnel, and two lounge lounge areas for additional seating. The 1500seat stadium overlooks the Thames River and the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

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Coast Guard Athletics has two weight rooms, each featuring state-of-theart equipment for our cadets and cadet-athletes to use to improve their overall health and fitness. The facility in Roland Hall is dedicated to freeweight exercising while our Billard Hall facility holds our nautilus, cardio, and other guided machine equipment.

Shaakira Hassell

Strength and Conditioning Coach Shaakira Hassell is in her second season as strength and conditioning coach at the Coast Guard Academy. Hassell was most recently the fitness manager at XSport Fitness in Chicago. She has a degree in SelfDesigned 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 2013-2014 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.

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ADMINISTRATION

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

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Name C.C. Grant Mike Turgeon

FOOTBALL

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

MEN’S LACROSSE

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 860-444-8581

Phone 860-701-6132 860-444-8588

Title Director of Rowing/Head Coach

Phone 860-444-8679

MEN’S TENNIS

Name Matt Nakagawa

Title Head Coach

PISTOL & RIFLE

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

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Name Alex Ivansheck Jessica Farley Scott Hawk Catherine Lewis

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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

WOMEN’S LACROSSE WOMEN’S SOCCER

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

WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY

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

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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

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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

Phone 860-701-6595

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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


DONNA KOCZAJOWSKI HEAD COACH 20TH SEASON

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Donna is in her 20th season as head coach. She led the Bears to the NCAA tournament for four straight years (2009-2012) including a pair of regional final appearances in 2009 and 2010. This will also mark her third year serving as the Senior Woman Administrator and Director of Club Sports. In a five season stretch from 2009 to 2013, the Bears posted a record of 161-57-1 and won three NEWMAC regular season (2009, 2010, 2011) and three NEWMAC tournament titles (2010, 2011, 2012). Coach K was named NEWMAC Coach of the Year in 2010 and 20011. In 2012, the Bears qualified for the NEWMAC tournament as the sixth and final seed and after being beat, the team had to win five games including three on the final day to claim its third straight championship. She has a 19-year record of 439-305-1. In each of her first two seasons, she led the Bears to a then school record 26 wins and back-to-back trips to the ECAC Tournament and the program’s first ever post-season win in 1998. The 2009 team won a school-record 39 games and finished 39-7-1 and 15-0-1 in conference play. Koczajowski has coached five All-Americans with Susie Van der Veer being her first in 2002 as a third team All-American. Hayley Feindel and catcher Amanda Frederick earned third team honors in 2010. Feindel, the NCAA Division III All-time leader in wins (124) and strikeouts (1,457) became the first Coast Guard softball player to earn first team All-America honors in 2011 while Holli Bastinck earned first team All-America honors in 2012. Jessie Richardson was named a third team selection in 2014. Koczajowski played softball at UMass Amherst and graduated with a B.S. in Exercise Science. She went on to earn a Masters in Exercise Science Physiology and Sport Psychology from Springfield College.

ERIN MILLER ASSISTANT COACH/PITCHING COACH SECOND SEASON Coach Miller is in her second year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy working with the Bear’s pitching staff. Erin just finished a successful career at Eastern Connecticut State University where she was the 2014 Little East Conference (LEC) Pitcher of the Year. In 2015 she was the LEC Tournament Most Outstanding Player. MIller had a career 2.73 ERA with 36 wins and 153 strike outs.

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She received her B.S. degreesfrom Eastern Connecticut in Sport and Leisure Management. She also received the Holly E. Zimmerman Award which is given to a junior or senior female student athlete in the SLM major with a GPA above a 2.7 who has made significant contributions to the athletic program. Also exhibits the same characteristics of loyalty. thoughtfulness and academic determination as the late Holly Zimmerman herself. Coach Miller is a Connecticut native, hailing from Waterford, CT where she was a softball standout at Waterford High School.

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DANA FLEISCHMAN ASSISTANT COACH EIGHTH SEASON Dana begins his eighth season as the Bears assistant softball coach. Fleischman has been a member of a coaching staff that has won three NEWMAC regular season and tournament championhsips and also made four NCAA tournament appearances. Fleischmann also serves as the Co-Defensive Coordinator and coaches the defensive backs. He was an assistant football coach at Maine Maritime prior to arriving at the Academy. He worked with the running backs and served as Recruiting Coordinator and Academic Counselor. The 1997 graduate of the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota was a two-year letter winner as a punter and a All-Academic selection in the MIAC. Dana earned a Masters Degree in Athletic Administration and Physical Education from Northwest Missouri State in 1999. Dana, his wife Corinna, their six-year old daughter Josslyn and three-year old Jayna, reside in Ledyard.

NINA WOJTKIEWICZ ASSISTANT COACH/HITTING COACH SECOND SEASON Coach Wojtkiewicz is in her second year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy as the hitting coach for the Bears. Nina was a two sport athlete (volleyball and softball) at Western Connecticut State University where she was the 2015 Little East Conference (LEC) co-Player of the Year. She was also a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All American and LEC honoree for NCAA Woman of the Year. Nina was a two time Western Connecticut State University Femal Athlete of the Year. Between volleyball and softball Nina won a combined 2 LEC Championships and made 3 NCAA Tournament appearances. She received her B.S. degree from Western Connecticut in Justice and Law Administration. She was a Capital One Academic All-American and Capital One Academic All-District First Team.

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Coach Wojtkiewicz is a Connecticut native, hailing from Griswold, CT where she was a softball standout at Griswold High School.


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SARA CAMMUSO SENIOR - OUTFIELDER MILLBURY, MASSACHUSETTS

Sara appeared in and started 37 games last season for the Bears in right field. She had one double and 13 RBI’s with 44 put outs. She is a Marine & Enrvironmental Sciences major. BEFORE CGA Captain for head coach Ed Savage at Notre Dame Academy where she was also a member of swimming, basketball and track teams ... was also captain of swim team ... has an older sister Tiffany ... daughter of Bill, who served in the Navy, and Susan Cammuso. GETTING TO KNOW SARA Sarah’s favorite food is Japanese Hibachi and sushi and her favorite snack food is honey wheat pretzels. Sarah’s favorite TV show is New Girl and her favorite song is Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest. Her favorite sports stadium is Fenway Park. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Theodore Roosevelt. CAREER STATS Year 2014 2015 2016 Total

GP AVG AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 13 .143 28 3 4 0 0 0 0 0-0 32 .184 76 14 14 6 2 0 0 2-2 37 .226 93 14 21 13 1 0 0 1-1 82 .184 197 31 39 19 3 0 0 3-3

CASEY CRUZPINO

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JUNIOR - CATCHER/INFIELDER FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA Casey started all 40 games last season and will be the Bears catchers again this season. She was second on the team with 147 put outs and had a fielding percentage of .979. Cruzpino is a Civil Engineering major.

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BEFORE CGA Captain for coach Mike Thompson at Pine Crest School where she was First Team All State for Florida ... she was the high school female athlete of the year ... also member of cross country team ... has a younger brother Ruben and an old sister Danielle ... daughter of Ruben and Evelyn Cruzpino GETTING TO KNOW CASEY The most used app on Casey’s phone is snapchat. Her favorite song is Bailando by Enrique Iglesias and her favorite singer is Justin Timberlake. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be her Grandfather. Her favorite college team other than Coast Guard is Florida State CAREER STATS Year 2015 2016 Total

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GP AVG AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 32 .160 75 13 12 7 2 0 0 0-1 40 .264 121 11 32 17 3 1 0 5-5 72 .211 196 24 44 24 5 1 0 5-6

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JUNIOR - OUTFIELDER PALM HARBOR, FLORIDA Emma is the top returnings hitter for the Bear’s from last season as she batted .371 and was second on the team with 25 RBI’s. She started and appeared in 40 games last season and was also second on the team with 14 doubles. She will play centerfield for the Bear’s again this season. Hvozdovich is a Naval Architecture and Marine Engineerng major. CAREER STATS Year 2015 2016 Total

GP AVG AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 31 .281 89 14 25 22 4 0 2 0-1 40 .371 132 34 49 25 14 0 4 9-11 71 .326 221 48 74 47 28 0 6 9-12

MACKENZIE EVERETT

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SOPHOMORE - PITCHER PALMER, ALASKA Everett appeared in 17 games for the Bears last season starting 11. She when the distance four times while striking out 26. She is the only returned to the Coast Guard pitching staff this season. Everett is a Marine and Environmental Sciences major. CAREER STATS Year 2016 Total

APP GS W L SV CG IP H K ER ERA 17 11 3 6 0 4 64.0 103 26 67 7.33 71 11 3 6 0 4 64.0 103 26 67 7.33

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MALIA HINDLE SOPHOMORE - INFIELDER SEAVILLE, NEW JERSEY

Hindle appeared in 23 games this past season playing a number of positions in the infield. She will continue her utility roll this upcoming season and will hope to be a larger part of the Bears offense. Hindle is a Marine and Environmental Science major. CAREER STATS Year 2016 Total

GP AVG AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 23 .159 44 6 7 5 2 0 0 0-0 23 .159 44 7 7 5 2 0 0 0-0

EMILY HOGAN SOPHOMORE - INFIELDER PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA

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Hogan played in 39 of 40 games last year all at second base. As a freshman she was a consistent hitter in the one spot and was also a solid fielder .944 fielding percentage. Hogan is a Government major. CAREER STATS Year GP AVG AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR SB-SBA 2016 39 .310 126 37 39 10 4 1 0 20-24 Total 39 .310 126 37 39 10 4 1 0 20-24

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2016 RESULTS --- 9-31 (2-16 NEWMAC)

Date Opponent March 6 Newbury # March 6 Mount Ida # March 7 Monmouth (Ill.) # March 7 Northwestern (Minn.) # March 9 Pitt.-Greensburg # March 9 Wesleyan (Ga.) # March 11 Clarkson # March 11 Emmanuel # March 12 UNE # March 12 UMass.-Boston # March 16 @ Roger Williams (DH) March 24 Albertus Magnus (DH) March 26 Springfield * (DH) March 30 Wesleyan (DH) April 1 Wellesley * (DH) April 6 Mitchell (DH) April 8 @ Wheaton * (DH) April 9 @ Babson* (DH) April 11 @ WPI * (DH) April 13 @ Eastern CT (DH) April 15 MIT * (DH) April 16 @ Clark * (DH) April 19 Trinity (DH) April 22 @ Emerson* (DH) April 23 Smith* (DH)

Result L 9-1 W 14-8 W 8-0 L 12-11 W 5-4 W 6-1 W 6-4 L 14-8 L 7-4 L 8-5 W 5-2/L 7-0 L 2-1/L 3-0 L 7-4/L 14-3 L 13-3/L 9-8 L 15-3/L 12-5 W 8-3/W 9-7 L 6-5/L 11-5 W 4-3/L 9-6 L11-1/L 7-1 L 13-7/L 11-1 L 11-0/L 10-3 L 6-4/W 7-3 L 7-5/L 9-3 L 12-1/L 12-11 L 7-4/L 10-2

# National Training Center (NTC) Spring Games , Clermont, Fla. * NEWMAC game

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NCAA NEW ENGLAND REGIONAL 2009 2010 2011 2012

FINALIST FINALIST THIRD PLACE THIRD PLACE

ECAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES 1998 1999

REVIEW & HISTORY

2002 2003 2004

NEWMAC TOURNAMENT Champions 2010

2011

2012

Finalists 2004 Appearances 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2009 2013

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2017 SCHEDULE March 5-11 at NTC Spring Games, Clermont, Fla. March 5 Emmanuel March 5 Muhlenburg March 6 Drew March 6 Immaculata March 8 Juniata March 8 Penn. St. - New Kensington March 10 St. Elizabeth March 10 Bates March 11 Webster March 11 SUNY Geneseo March 15 @ Rhode Island College (DH) March 21 Roger Williams (DH) March 25 @ Springfield * (DH) March 29 @ Wesleyan (DH) March 31 @ Wellesley * (DH) April 1 WPI * (DH) April 5 Mitchell (DH) April 7 Wheaton * (DH) April 8 Babson * (DH) April 11 @ Trinity (DH) April 14 @ MIT * (DH) April 15 Clark * (DH) April 18 Bay Path April 21 Emerson * (DH) April 22 @ Smith * (DH) April 28 - May 6 at NEWMAC Tournament * NEWMAC Game Home Games in Blue

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