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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 Women’s Track Coaching Staff Player Bios History Schedule

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2017 ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Name Anna Beck Rachel Burchill Kristina Bynum Kirsten Carson Alexandra Cobb Madelyn Colwell Sarah Cummings Abigail Ferrara Morgan Garrett Anita Green Jennifer Haley Karen Hovey Caroline Jenkins Ashlee Johnson Olivia Konecni Gretchen Krause Adora Lawrence Sarahi Martorell-Crespo Kyndall Percival Nina Ragle Hollis Roush Brandee Schiller Mary Sims Jordan Solseth Olivia Suski Alexia Troise Gabrielle Troise Bonny Turnage Molly Yuan Staff

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Event Sprints Distance Sprints Distance Sprints Sprints Sprints Sprints Mid-Distance Distance Mid-Distance Throws Sprints/Hurdles Mid-Distance Distance Mid-Distance Mid-Distance Distance Distance Distance Multi’s Distance Sprints/Hurdles/Jumps Throws Distance Throws Throws Distance Sprints/Hurdles

Hometown Billings, Mont. Oklahoma City, Ok. Portsmouth, Va. Brussels, Belgium Fredonia, N.Y. Vienna, Va. North Las Vegas, Nev. Bernardsville, N.J. Waxhaw, N.C. Clermont, Fla. Coventry, R.I. Danvers, Mass. Baltimore, Md. Highlands Ranch, Col. Boise, Idaho Doylestown, Pa. Mobile, Ala. La Ceiba, Honduras Albuquerque Virginia Beach, Va. Chagrin Falls, Ohio Mililani, Hi. Moseley, Va. Olathe, Colo. Seminole, Fla. Willmington, Del. Willmington, Del. Mechanicsville, Va. Wellesley, Mass.

Ethan Brown (Sixth Season) Greg Ahnrud, Chris Armstrong, Jayna McCaron, Ben Thuma, Brendan Wilkins, Kim Johnson, Cory Fagan & Myles McCarthy


2017 SEASON PREVIEW The women’s Coast Guard indoor track and field team looks to build on the success from last season that saw the team break six records between the indoor and outdoor season. With an influx of a strong underclass and an experienced upper-class the Bears will look for an eventful 2017 season. After a third place finish at the NEWMAC cross country championships the Coast Guard distance crew is looking forward to getting back on the track. Senior Bonny Turnage is the top returning distance runner for the Bears. She held top times on the team in the 1000 (3:10.31) and the 3000 (10:36.57) during the indoor season and in the 1500 (4:53.54) and 5000 (18:16.61) during the outdoor season. Junior Rachel Burchill is another top returner in the distance crew. She was second on the team indoors (19:53.83) and fourth on the team outdoors (19:17.95) in the 5000. Burchill will be counted on as a key member to the Coast Guard distance crew and will also be looking to make an impact come postseason competition. Junior Ashlee Johnson leads the way in the middle distance events as she was the fastest 800 runner during the outdoor season (2:17.62). She will be an asset in all relays for the Bears during championship season and will also make an impact in her individual events.

Freshman Kristen Carson has had a great preseason for the Bears and looks primed to help the team in her first season.


Junior Alexandra Cobb, who was also a member of the school record 4x400 teams, is the top returner in both the 500 (1:24.25) and 600 (1:51.00) for the Bears. She will be a key member to the Coast Guard’s relays come championship season. Sophomore Caroline Jenkins was not only the Bears top hurdler last season (55m: 9.60, 60m: 10.09) but also was beneficial to the shorter distance including another member of the indoor 4x400 record team. Freshman Mary Sims will team up with Jenkins in the hurdle events. Freshmen Anna Beck and Madelyn Colwell come into the 2017 season with a lot of talent and promise and will look to make their presence felt in both open events and relay. Juniors Alexia and Gabrielle Troise have been dominant in the throwing events since they have stepped foot on campus. They both own at least one school record. Gabrielle Troise was All-New England both indoors and outdoors and the sisters will continue to lead the throwing events that were consistent point scorers for the team last season. Freshman Hollis Roush is another talented newcomer for Coast Guard (5’0” HJ, 16’2.5” LJ) and will not only benefit the Bears in the jumping events but will also compete in the multi events.


Sophomore Anita Green and seniors Jennifer Haley and Gretchen Krause all had excellent cross country season and will hope to turn that success into fast times on the track namely in distance relays during postseason competition.

Sprints will be a blend of experienced veterans and fast newcomers. Senior Sarah Cummings will lead the way for the sprints crew. She was a member of both the indoor and outdoor 4x400’s that set school records and was also second best on the team in the 200 (28.43) and 400 (1:02.42)) during the indoor season.

With the combinations of veterans and rookies the women’s indoor track and field team will forward to a season of improving and success.


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 23 Intercollegiate sports (11 men’s, 9 women’s, 3 co-ed) The Bears have been members of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) in 15 sports since 1999 Coast Guard has won NEWMAC championships in Volleyball, Men’s Swimming, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Crew and Softball Teams have competed in the ECAC Championship tournament in men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball and softball in the past five years The Bears have advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 in both Volleyball (2006) and Men’s Basketball (2007-08) COAST GUARD ACADEMY CORPS OF CADETS DEMOGRAPHICS - about 1,000 cadets enrolled - 48 states and 11 foreign nations represented - 100% of students housed on campus - 20 NCAA Division III athletic teams - 31% of cadets are women - 22% of cadets are minorities - 1 faculty member for every 8 students - 19 Cadets in an average class



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


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.

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

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

Additionally, he negotiated a 6-year, $21,000,000 shoe and apparel agreement with adidas America and administered the Hoosiers’ multi-media partnerships with Learfield Sports and the Big Ten Network. During his tenure, Indiana realized a ticket sales revenue increase of 15-percent over annual budgeted projections.

Under Fitzpatrick’s guidance, the department now conducts an annual women’s professional development seminar (the Women’s LeadHERship Symposium), which features prominent national leaders in women’s athletics for female USCGA athletic staff members as well as attendees from colleges and universities throughout New England. He has launched an external program for sale of corporate sponsorships and partnerships, established a Faculty Affiliate program, began the annual Celebrate New London football game initiative and was the driving force in the men’s basketball teams appearance in the Armed Forces Classic on ESPNU last season.

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


He arrived at West Point from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where he served as the associate athletics director for external affairs and executive director of the athletic foundation during the 1998-99 academic year. Prior to Army and Charlotte, Fitzpatrick served in a similar role at the University of Pittsburgh. Fitzpatrick was a senior associate athletics director at the University of North Texas from May 1994 to June 1996. He was instrumental in UNT’s transition from NCAA Division I-AA football to the Big West Conference. He gained considerable experience as Assistant Commissioner of the Southwest Conference from 1992-94. Fitzpatrick began his athletic administration career as the assistant marketing director at Army before moving on to Virginia Commonwealth as the director of marketing and Ticket Sales (1984-87) and Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing and Public Relations from 1987-92. A 1981 graduate of Hampden-Sydney College with a bachelor’s degree in English, Fitzpatrick earned his master’s degree in sports administration from Ohio University in 1982.



Prior to the Academy Fitzpatrick was the Director of Athletics at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi for two years prior, after spending the previous four years as the Deputy Athletic Director at Indiana University. At Texas A&M – Corpus Christi, Fitzpatrick secured major gifts for construction of a new outdoor tennis center, as well as renovation of the university’s baseball and softball stadiums. He additionally served on the NCAA’s Division I Women’s Basketball Issues Committee while in south Texas, and executed a strategic plan which increased the department’s corporate sponsorship revenue by nearly 40%.

Fitzpatrick came to IU after spending the previous five years as COO and associate athletics director for external operations at the U.S. Military Academy.

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

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



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 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.


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.




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 860-444-8581

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 teams, the men’s and women’s cross country team have ranked as high as 15th and 13th respectively in the nation with Gary Ezzo (‘14) earning Regional Honors in 2014 placing 17th at the New England Championships and qualifying for NCAA’s. On the track and in the field, several athletes have gone on to represent Coast Guard at regional meets in both cross country and track & field, while 6 have earned All America honors including 4-time All-American in the hurdles, Adam Scalesse. Prior to becoming head coach at Coast Guard, Brown served as an Assistant Coach for Track & Field for two years, working primarily with Sprinters, Jumpers and Multi-Eventers, helping 32 athletes on to All-Region honors and Carl Luxhoj to earn All-America 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 Greg Ahnrud is in his sixth 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 20092012 where the women’s team set 18 individual records and five relay school records and the men’s team set 13 individual records and eight relay school records during his time at the school. The last two seasons, the RIC men’s outdoor track team had its best finishes at the New England Championships, placing 10th in 2011 and seventh last season of the over 50 schools competing. Ahnrud competed for the Rhode Island College cross country and track programs from 2006-08 after transferring in from Assumption College. During his time as an athlete at RIC, he served as a team captain and was a middle distance event specialist where he earned New England Alliance Conference honors several times. During the cross country season, he was one of their top runner’s at the conference and regional stages. Coach Ahnrud holds both a USATF Level 1 and Level 2 (distance) coaching certificate. His coaching background is also highlighted with experience in strength training and gait analysis. He received his bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Rhode Island College in 2008. Ahnrud is currently working on his master’s degree in public administration from the University of Rhode Island.

BRENDAN WILKINS ASSISTANT COACH SPRINTS/JUMPS Brendan is in his fifth 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.

Wilkins was an ECAC Championship qualifier in the high jump both indoors and outdoors.




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.

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


Jayna graduated from CGA in 2007 as a civil engineer and spent 4 years on CG cutters (in CA and MS), 2 years at a special assignment (in WA) and then 2 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!




CHRISTOPHER ARMSTRONG ANDREA PARKER ASSISTANT COACH FACULTY AFFILIATE LCDR Armstrong, a 2001 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy, will serve as the Officer Representative for the men’s and women’s cross country team and as an assistant coach for the track and field teams.. 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.

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).




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.

CORY FAGAN ASSISTANT COACH DISTANCE LT Fagan, originally from Middletown, Conn., is in his first season as an assistant coach. He graduated the Coast Guard Academy in 2011 with a BSCE. While at the Academy, he was a member of the cross country and track teams. After graduation, his first assignment was a Student Engineer and Deck Watch Officer on CG Cutter DEPENDABLE home ported in Cape May, NJ. Cory was then assigned to CG Civil Engineering Unit in Juneau, AK where he served as a construction project manager throughout the state. He obtained his MSCE from the University of Illinois in 2016, and is now assigned at the CG Academy Facility Engineering Department.


Lieutenant Myles McCarthy, in his first season as an assistant coach, graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2012 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. As a cadet, Myles was a four year runner on the Cross Country, Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams, earning multiple NEWMAC accolades.


Before returning to the Academy as a teacher, Myles served onboard Coast Guard cutters in Wilmington, NC and Kodiak, AK. He performed Law Enforcement, Search and Rescue, and Aids to Navigation missions along the East Coast, Eastern Caribbean, Gulf of Alaska, and Bering Sea.



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



SARAH CUMMINGS SENIOR - SPRINTS NORTH LAS VEGAS, NEVADA Sarah Cummings is one of the top returning sprinters for the women’s trakc and field team. She was a member of both the indoor and outdoor 4x400 relay team that set school records last season. The outdoor 4x400 also ran to a She had personal bests during the outdoor season running 28.31 in the 200 and 1:01.87 in the 400. Cummings is a Mechanical Engineering major and on the Dean’s List. BEFORE CGA She was captain for coach Annette Collins at Legacy High as a member of both the indoor and outdoor track teams. Sarah has an older brother Brian and an older sister Kyle ... daughter of Brian and Linda Cummings. GETTING TO KNOW SARAH Sarah’s favorite food are potatoes and her favorite snack food is Goldfish crackers. Her favorite TV show is Friends and her favorite movie is The Notebook. Sarah’s favorite actor is Ryan Reynolds and her favorite singer is Hunter Hayes. A Washington Redskins fan, her favorite athlete is Allyson Felix. If she could meet anyone living or deceased it would be Jesus.

JENNIFER HALEY SENIOR - MIDDLE DISTANCE COVENTRY, RHODE ISLAND Jennifer Haley returns to the women’s track and field middle distance crew as she ran everything from the 800 to the 1500. Haley was top on the team in the 1000 (3:18.33), outdoor 800 (2:28.86) and the 1500 (5:03.82). She is the daughter of Matt and Fran Haley and is majoring in Naval Architecture.


BEFORE CGA She was captain and All-state performer for coach Michaela Driscoll at Coventry High and was also captain and Allstate on the track and field team. Jennifer has a brother Matt. 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 - DISTANCE DOYLESTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA Gretchen Krause is coming off a success ful cross country season and returns to the team as one of the top returning distance runners. She ran her best time in the 800 at the NEWMAC Championship in 2:22.74 which was second on the team during the outdoor season. Krause is a civil engineering major. BEFORE CGA Krause was a three-sport athlete at Central Bucks West (Pa.) High, running cross country for coach Kiki Bell. Gretchen was also a member of the school’s indoor and outdoor track teams. She was team captain and All-State selection in all three sports as a senior. Krause has one brother, Max (16), and one sister, Amelia (14). 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 - DISTANCE MECHANICSVILLE, VIRGINIA Turnage is the Bears top retunring distance runner from last season as she had top times indoors in the 1000 (3:10.31) and the 3000 (10:36.57) and outdoors in the 1500 (4:53.54) and the 5000 (18:16.61). She was a member of the Coast Guard Division III All-New England DMR. She is the daughter of Charles and Nancy Turnage and is majoring in Civil Engineering.

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.




BEFORE CGA Turnage was a five-sport athlete at Lee-Davis (Va.) High, running cross country for coach Neil Mathews. She also was a member of the school’s indoor and outdoor track, swimming, and soccer teams. Bonny earned numerous all-district and all-regional honors on her way to graduating as class valedictorian. Turnage was a team captain in four sports as a senior. She has one brother, Mitchell (14), and one sister, Carrie (21).

RACHEL BURCHILL JUNIOR - DISTANCE OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA Burchill had a productive cross country season and ready to have continued success on the track. She was second on the team in the 5000 (19:53.83) during the indoor season and was top 10K runner durring the outdoor season (36:55.51) qualifying for Division III New Englands. She is an Electrical Engineering major. BEFORE CGA Captain of the cross country team for coach Tom McKinney at Kadena High and was a member of track and field team . Rachel has an older brother Kevin and an older sister Alysa . She is the 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



Alexandra Cobb was a member of both indoor and outdoor 4x400 school record teams, earning Division III All-New England honors during the outdoor season in the event. She was fastest on the team in both the 500 (1:24.25) and 600 (1:51.00) during the indoor season. Cobb is the daughter of Steve Cobb and Mya di Moscato and is a Managament major. BEFORE CGA Cobb ran at Fredonia High School for Michael Marchall ... Captain of track team durinng junior and senior year ... also a member of the school’s soccer team and captain during senior season ... Has made Dean’s List four out of five semesters at the Academy ... Grandfather served in the Navy and father is in the National Guard. GETTING TO KNOW ALEXANDRA The most used app on Alexandria’s phone is spotify and he biggest pet peeve is loud chewing. Her favorite actress is Keira Knightley and her favorite snack food is Sout Patch Kids. Her favorite band is the Lumineers and her favorite athlete is olympic pole vaulter Jenn Suhr.



ASHLEE JOHNSON JUNIOR - MIDDLE DISTANCE OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA Johnson help set the outdoor 4x400 school record (4:04.23) last season and returns to the team as one fo the top middle distance runners for the Bears. She was Division III All-New England during the outdoor season and ran the fastest 800 (2:17.62 during the outdoor season. Johnson is a Government major.

ALEXIA TROISE JUNIOR - THROWER WILLMINGTON, DELEWARE Alexia Troise has another stellar year throwing for the Bears returning as the teams top discus thrower (134-00). She currently hold the school record in the discus (136-7) set during her sophomore year. She was second on the team during the indoor season in the weight throw (48-10.00) and third in the shot (35-09.25) and was second on the team in the hammer (143-09) and third in the shot (33-08.75) during the outdoor season. She is a Marine and Environmental Science major.




BEFORE CGA Troise attended the Charter School of Wilmington and three for Rich and Cole at. Alexia is the daughter of Paula and Nick and. Her twin sister Gabrielle attends the Academy and competes on the track and field team with her while her sister Belle is still in high school.

GABRIELLE TROISE JUNIOR - THROWER WILLMINGTON, DELEWARE Troise was the Bears top thrower in mulitple events last season owning top marks in the shot (40-05.00) and weight throw (49-02.50) durring indoor season earning DIII All-New England honors. Outdoors she was DIII AllNew England in both the shot and hammer throw and she also set a school record in the hammer this season with a heave of 160-07. Gabrielle is a Marine and Environmental Science major. BEFORE CGA Troise was a three captain of the track and field team for coach Rich and Cole at the Charter School of Wilmington. All five years that she competed at the high school level she finished in the top three in state for each of her events. Gabrielle is the daughter of Paula and Nick and. Her twin sister Alexia attends the Academy and competes on the track and field team with her while her sister Belle is still in high school. GETTING TO KNOW GABRIELLE Troise’s favorite movie is Mad Max: Fury Road and her favorite pro sports team is the Pittsburgh Penguins. Gabrielle’s biggest pet peeve is when people walk past her door, pause and then keep walking. If she could visit

CAROLINE JENKINS SOPHOMORE - SPRINTS/HURDLES WILLMINGTON, DELEWARE Jenkins burst on to the scene as a freshman as the Bears top hurdler both indoors(55-9.60) and outdoors (10015.89, 400-1:07.47). Jenkins was also a member of the indoor school record 4x400 team. Caroline is the daughter of Chrissy and Peter Jenkins and is a Government major. BEFORE CGA Caroline attended Notre Dame Prep and ran for Tom Klein ... Member of the schools soccer, lacrosse and cross country teams ... Captain of track, cross country and lacrosse teams ... President of Science Honors Society and member of English, Math and History Honor Societies ... Two sisters, Sam and Ashley. GETTING TO KNOW CAROLINE Jenkins biggest pet peeve is people who walk slow. The most used app on her phone is snapchat and if she could meet anyone dead or alive it would be Johnny Depp. Her favorite snack is chips and guac and her favorite athlete is surfer Bethany Hamilton who survived a shark attack.



2016 RESULTS --- Fifth Place at NEWMAC Championship

Date Opponent Result Jan 16 CGA WINTER INVIITATIONAL 2nd place Jan. 23 @ Bowdoin College Invitational 6th place Jan. 30 @ Ramapo Select Invitational No team scoring Feb. 6 @ URI Coaches Invitational 11th Place Feb. 13 @ Dave Hemery Invitational @ Boston University No team scoring Feb. 13 @ Gordon Kelly Invitational No team scoring Feb. 19-20 @ Division III NE Indoor Championships @ Middlebury 20th place Feb. 26-27 @ All-New England Championships @ Boston University Mar. 4-5 @ ECAC Championships Apr. 2 CGA SPRING INVITATIONAL 4th place Apr. 9 @ Amherst College Invitational 2nd place Apr. 16 @ Springfield with WPI & Mt. Holyoke 3rd place Apr. 22-23 @ Larry Ellis Invitational @ Princeton No team scoring Apr. 23 @ Springfield Invitational 2nd place Apr. 30 NEWMAC Championships @ Coast Guard 5th place May 6-7 @ Division III N.E. Outdoor Championships @ Springfield 17th place May 13-14 @ All-New England Championships @ SCSU 34th place May 18-19 @ ECAC Championships @ Westfield State 49th place

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD HISTORY Indoor All-Americans 1995

Gretchen Wagner

5,000 Meters


Jackie James

55 Meters

Outdoor All-Americans 1993

Cathy Gross

800 Meters


Gretchen Wagner

5,000 Meters


Gretchen Wagner

5,000 Meters


Tammy Wilcox

1,500 Meters


Jen Roy

400 Meters


Jenny Ng

3,000 Meters


Jackie James

100 Meters



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2017 SCHEDULE January 14

CGA Winter Invitational

January 21

@ Springfield College Invitational

January 28

@ Tufts Multi-Event

January 28

@ Bowdoin Invitational

February 4

@ Wesleyan Invitational

February 10

@ Dave Hemery Invitational @ Boston University

February 11

@ Gordon Kelly Invitational @ MIT

February 17 - 18

@ Division III N.E. Indoor Championships @ MIT

February 24 - 25

@ All-New England Championships

March 3 - 4

@ Tuft’s Last Chance Meet

March 10 - 11

@ NCAA Championships @ Naperville, Illinois

March 24-25

@ Fred Hardy Invitational @ University of Richmond

April 1

CGA Spring Invitational

April 5

@ Merchant Marine

April 14

@ WPI w/ Springfield

April 19-20

@ Holy Cross Multi-Event

April 21 - 22

@ Larry Ellis Invitational @ Princeton

April 22

@ Springfield College Invitational

April 29

@ NEWMAC Championships @ MIT

May 5 - May 6

@ Division III New England Championships @ Williams

May 12 - 13

@ All New England Championships @ Williams

May 18

@ MIT Last Chance Meet

May 25 - 27

@ NCAA Championships @ Geneva, Ohio



2017 Coast Guard Women's Track and Field Guide  

2017 CGA Women's Track and Field Guide

2017 Coast Guard Women's Track and Field Guide  

2017 CGA Women's Track and Field Guide