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2013-2014 Mens basketball

UMASS DARTMOUTH MEDIA GUIDE


About UMD

UMass Dartmouth is a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development. UMass Dartmouth will be the university of choice for students seeking high quality liberal arts and science programs as well as professional academic programs that build a foundation for civic responsibility, individual skills and professional success.


- 54 undergraduate fields of study and 38 graduate degree programs. – Approximately 9,210 students, with about 7,500 of them being undergraduates. – In addition to the already low cost tuition, 85% of students receive financial aid.

– UMassD offers three different on-campus residence options, which include traditional residence halls, apartments, and townhouses with about 4,200 of students living on campus. – Located on the South Coast of Massachusetts, between Providence, RI and Cape Cod—just one hour from Boston, and just minutes from the beach.


About UMD Athletics

5 Million dollar two level University Fitness Center equipped with brand new machinery


– NCAA Division III institution – Twenty three Men’s and Women’s intercollegiate athletic programs


ROSTER

No. Name 30 22 15 33 25 10 50 21 14 31 11 23 34 12

Wale Abraham Abi Akanni Aaron Anniballi Andrew Baron Tucker Bouchard Josh Castillo Andrew Glasby Steven Handy Aven Jones Jake Laga Jacek Louisville Jon Robinson Alex Rodrigues Ryan Walsh

Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. Hometown/High School F/C G/F G F G G C/F F G G G G C G

So. So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Fr.

6-7 6-4 6-2 6-7 6-2 5-11 6-6 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-1 6-7 6-0

195 185 185 210 180 165 220 180 170 190 160 180 220 160

Lynn, Mass. / Lynn Classical Fitchburg, Mass. / Fitchburg Milford, Mass. / Milford Leominster, Mass. / St. Bernards Kingston, Mass. / Silver Lake Lynn, Mass. / Lynn Eng HS/Dean CC Waltham, Mass. / Waltham Oak Bluffs, Mass. / Martha’s Vineyard Beverly, Mass. / Beverly Northampton, Mass. / Northampton Worcester, Mass. / Holy Name Chatham, Mass. / Monomoy Fall River, Mass. / Durfee N. Dighton, Mass. / Dighton Rehoboth


meet the CORSAIRS #30 Wale Abraham F/C Sophomore

#22 Abi Akanni G/F Sophomore

#15 Aaron Anniballi G Freshamn

#33 Andrew Baron F Freshamn

#25 Tucker Bouchard G Freshamn

#10 Josh Castillo G Junior

#50 Andrew Glasby C/F Sophomore

#21 Stephen Handy F Sophomore

#14 Aven Jones G Sophomore

#31 Jake Laga G Junior

#23 Jon Robinson G Freshamn

#34 Alex Rodrigues C Junior

#12 Ryan Walsh G Freshamn

#11 Jacek Louisville G Sophomore


head coach Brian Baptiste (508) 999-8724 bbaptiste@umassd.edu

In 28 seasons as head coach at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Brian Baptiste has seen his teams earn a reputation as being among the best NCAA Division III teams in the nation. His career record of 533-238 speaks for itself. He also serves as an Assistant Director of Athletics at UMD. Baptiste’s teams have qualified for post-season play on 19 occasions, including 13 appearances in the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Corsairs have won 13 Little East Conference regular season championships and 11 postseason playoff titles in the 24-year history of the conference. Baptiste’s teams have posted winning records 23 times, and were just a game under .500 on three other occasions.Four seasons ago, the Corsairs won their first 20 games, were the last NCAA Division III men’s basketball team in the nation to lose a regular season game, and finished the regular season with a 23-2 mark. Ranked as high as second nationally during the season, they won the Little East Conference regular season championship, hosted the post-season tournament, and earned one of five byes in the NCAA Division III Championships, advancing to the second round of the tournament and finishing with a 25-4 overall mark. Senior center Dan Holbrook earned All-American honors, and Baptiste was named 2007-08 Little East Conference Coach of the Year. In 2000-2001, UMass Dartmouth went 25-3 and led all NCAA Division III teams in wins. Baptiste was named the Little East Coach of the Year, and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Chevrolet Northeast District Coach of the Year. UMass Dartmouth won both the LEC regular season and tournament titles, qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament, and advanced to the Sweet 16. The following season, the Corsairs went 21-8, and went on to win the ECAC Tournament championship. UMass Dartmouth has advanced to the NCAA Division III Northeast Region championship game four times, winning the regional title in both 1986 and again in 1992. In 1992-93, UMD had its finest season, advancing to the NCAA Division III Final Four. The Corsairs ranked as one of the top 10 Division III teams in the nation between the 1985-86 season and the 1987-88 campaign. UMass Dartmouth was top-ranked during the 1987-88 regular season. A 1976 graduate of American International, Baptiste enjoyed an outstanding playing career following his graduation from New Bedford High School. Earning recognition from his peers, Baptiste was formerly the chair of the Northeast Division III Men’s Basketball Selection Committee, and now represents the LEC as an National Association of Basketball Coaches Congressman.


AssistanT coaches Len Desautels is the voice of experience. When he speaks, everybody listens. The veteran of the men’s basketball coaching staff, Desautels returns for his 20th season as Brian Baptiste’s top assistant coach. Desautels has an extensive coaching background. He coached high school basketball in Bloomfield, Connecticut before moving to Cape Cod, where he was the head boys’ basketball coach at Bourne High School for nine seasons before joining the Corsairs.Several years ago, he served as an assistant coach for the Boston Frenzy of the American Basketball Association while they were based at UMass Dartmouth. A 1967 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Desautels earned his bachelor’s degree in social studies and a master’s degree from CCSU in 1971.

Len Desautels

Matt Hill

Scott Picard


Team History The Corsairs have won 13 Little East Conference regular season championships and 11 post-season playoff titles in the 24-year history of the conference. UMass Dartmouth has advanced to the NCAA Division III Northeast Region championship game four times, winning the regional title in both 1986 and again in 1992. In 1992-93, UMD had its finest season, advancing to the NCAA Division III Final Four. The Corsairs ranked as one of the top 10 Division III teams in the nation between the 1985-86 season and the 1987-88 campaign. UMass Dartmouth was top-ranked during the 1987-88 regular season. In 2000-2001, UMass Dartmouth went 25-3 and led all NCAA Division III teams in wins. Theythen won both the LEC regular season and tournament titles, qualified for the NCAA Division III Tournament, and advanced to the Sweet 16. Four seasons ago, the Corsairs were the last NCAA Division III men’s basketball team in the nation to lose a regular season game, and finished the regular season with a 23-2 mark. Ranked as high as second nationally during the season, they won the Little East Conference regular season championship, hosted the post-season tournament, and earned one of five byes in the NCAA Division III Championships, advancing to the second round of the tournament and finishing with a 25-4 overall mark. Senior center Dan Holbrook earned All-American honors, and Baptiste was named 2007-08 Little East Conference Coach of the Year.


Championships LEC Champions 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000 & 2008

14-Time Tournament Participant 1975, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000 & 2008


Team Schedule Nov. 15 Elms Nov. 16 Colby Nov. 19 Brandeis Nov. 23 at Salem St. Dec. 3 at Worcester St. Dec. 5 Bridgewater St. Dec. 7 at Plymouth St. * Dec. 10 at Roger Williams Dec. 30 vs. Geneva Dec. 31 vs. Goucher Jan. 9 at Western Conn. St. * Jan. 11 at Southern Me. * Jan. 14 Eastern Conn. St. * Jan. 16 at Curry Jan. 18 Keene St. * Jan. 21 at Mass.-Boston * Jan. 25 Plymouth St. * Jan. 28 at Rhode Island Col. * Feb. 1 Western Conn. St. * Feb. 4 at Tufts Feb. 8 Southern Me. * Feb. 11 Mass.-Boston * Feb. 15 at Eastern Conn. St. * Feb. 18 Rhode Island Col. * Feb. 22 at Keene St. * Home games in bold. *Conference Game

W, 100-88 W, 79-74 L, 96-90 L, 89-73 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM 6:00 PM 4:00 PM 7:30 PM 3:00 PM 7:30 PM 7:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:30 PM 3:00 PM 7:30 PM 3:00 PM 7:00 PM 3:00 PM 7:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM 3:00 PM

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