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C.W. POST ATHLETICS 2009-10 QUICK FACTS: Overall Record: 208-101-4 (.668 winning pct.) Conference Record: 123-46 (.727 winning pct.) • 18 student-athletes were named All-Americans. • 71 student-athletes received All-Conference recognition. • Five programs won their conference championships (men’s cross country, men’s soccer, men’s lacrosse, base ball, women’s lacrosse). • Six programs participated in NCAA Championships. • Men’s Lacrosse repeated as NCAA Champions, capturing its second straight title and third overall in program history. WOMEN’S SPORTS Basketball Cross Country Field Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis Volleyball

MEN’S SPORTS Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Lacrosse Soccer

C.W. POST ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT Intercollegiate athletics is a key component to the success of Long Island University. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program at C.W. Post develops leadership skills, personal character, discipline and competitiveness in an environment where the foremost goal is academic achieve ment and the successful completion of the University’s academic requirements for graduation. Each student-athlete is a representative of the University and C.W. Post, and will conform to the letter and spirit of all rules and regulations, including those contained in the Campus Ethos Statement and will reflect the University’s commitment to excellence and access. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program strives to offer a wide range of opportunities in an environment that encourages diversity; remain responsive to student, faculty and public interest; inspire the belief that the success of the overall department is greater than that of the individu al team; and create an enduring source of pride for student-athletes, alumni and the greater communities in which the program is a part.

The Program endorses the following Foundations of Athletic Excellence: • Leadership • Accountability • Pride • Competitiveness • Integrity • Service • Respect • Commitment • Sportsmanship

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FIELD HOCKEY INFORMATION Conference. . . . . . . . . . .Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Head Coach . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Raenee Savin (C.W. Post ‘99) Phone Number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 299-3283 Best Time to Reach Savin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Afternoons Record at C.W. Post (7 Seasons) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-62 Overall Collegiate Coaching Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Same Assistant Coaches. . . . . . . . . .Albert Marcano, Ashleigh Daniels Stadium (Capacity). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickox Field (5,000) Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FieldTurf 2009 Record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

For more Pioneers info: Visit Scores • Statistics Rosters • Schedules

Credits The 2010 C.W. Post field hockey guide was written, edited and designed by the C.W. Post Sports Information Office. Design and layout by Jill Fisher using InDesign CS3 and Photoshop CS3. Special thanks to Sarah Ralls and Raenee Savin for their assistance. Individual headshots, cover photos and action photography by Joe Rogate. Cover design by Jill Fisher. Printing and color separations by Evans Printing, Concord, N.H.

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2010 field hockey overview

Long Island/New York City ............................................................ 2 This is C.W. Post ............................................................................... 3 Pioneers in the Community ............................................................ 4 Head Coach Raenee Savin ............................................................... 5 Assistant Coach Albert Marcano/Ashleigh Daniels .................. 6 2010 C.W. Post Roster ..................................................................... 7 Season Outlook...............................................................................8-9 Pioneer Profiles.......................................................................... 10-16 This is C.W. Post Field Hockey .................................................... 17 2009 Statistics .................................................................................. 18 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference..................................... 19 History and Records ....................................................................... 20 C.W. Post Administration ....................................................... 22-23 Athletics Staff ................................................................................... 24


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The C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University is known for small classes and personal attention from dedicated and highly credentialed professors. C.W. Post offers more than 250 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degree programs, many of which carry the endorsement of the world’s top accrediting agencies, including the American Psychological Association, the American Library Association, AACSB International – the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, and many more.

SCHOOLS OF STUDY The C.W. Post Campus includes six schools of study: the College of Information and Computer Science, including the acclaimed Palmer School of Library and Information Science; the College of Management, including the schools of Business, Professional Accountancy and Public Service; the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, with 13 academic departments; the School of Education; the School of Health Professions and Nursing, and the School of Visual and Performing Arts. For more information visit our Web site at

FIRSTRATE FIRST RATE FACILITIES The safe and secure, 307-acre C.W. Post Campus is widely acclaimed for its scenic beauty and distinguished architecture. Its academic, cultural and recreational facilities include three art galleries, 80 student organizations, the world-class Tilles Center for the Performing Arts and a premier research library with more than three million volumes.

IDEAL LOCATION C.W. Post is located on Long Island in the Village of Brookville, one of the most sought-after residential communities in the United States. Our location, just 10 minutes by car from the Long Island Expressway, means that you can quickly get to major shopping malls, beautiful beaches, parks and gardens, historic landmarks that include the former homes of U.S. presidents, multiplex movie theaters, sports centers, planetariums and museums. The campus is just 50 minutes from the corporate and entertainment capital of the world – New York City.

PERSONALIZED EDUCATION The academic and personal support provided to C.W. Post students is second to none. Each undergraduate is assigned to a full-time, professional academic counselor to help them stay on course to successful completion of their degrees. C.W. Post’s award-winning Cooperative Education program provides students with the opportunity for internships related to their studies, and the Office of Professional Experience and Career Planning maintains a wide array of services to help graduates enter meaningful and rewarding careers.

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this is c.w. post



pioneers in the community


15 Teams

389 Student-Athletes 2,640 hours of community service

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Head Coach • Eighth Season • C.W. Post ‘99, ‘04

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head coach raenee savin

Entering her eighth season as head coach, Raenee Savin looks to continue to field competitive teams while playing in the challenging Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference, unquestionably the most competitive field hockey conference in Division II. Savin’s teams have traditionally achieved great success in the classroom, recieving the NFHCA Division II National Academic Team award for the past four season. The 2009 team put together a 3.38 overall GPA, the fourthhighest team GPA in the nation. The Pioneers finished 2009 with an 8-9 record, going 2-5 in the conference in their second season of competition in the PSAC. The 2008 season was the first one in PSAC competition for the Pioneers, who finished a respectable 9-8 overall. This followed a record setting 2007, as Savin led the squad to a 16-4 record, the winningest season in school history, and a berth in the NCAA Championships for the first time since 1983. The final NFHCA poll saw the Pioneers ranked sixth in the nation. In just seven seasons, Savin has amassed the secondmost wins in Pioneers history, with her 61 victories second behind Nancy Butler’s 69 wins. Savin has also seen several team and individual records broken under her tutelage, including the team record for most goals scored in a season (58 in 2007) and longest winning streak (12 games in 2007). In addition, senior Amber Limanni has shattered a number of individual records, including goals in a career (44), assists in a career (23) and goals in a season (23), while Krystal Napolitano broke the record for assists in a season with 13 in 2008, also setting a new career record with 29. Savin became the tenth head coach in C.W. Post field hockey history in November 2002, after serving for four seasons as an assistant coach under former head coach Jessica Hammer. During Savin’s tenure as a Pioneer assistant, the team put together three consecutive winning seasons from 2000-02, including appearances in the postseason ECAC Tournament in 2001 and 2002. A versatile athlete during her four years at C.W. Post, Savin played for four seasons with the Pioneer field hockey squad, seeing action for virtually every moment of her collegiate career. Savin also competed for four years on the C.W. Post softball team, helping the squad reach the NCAA Regionals during her final three seasons. Savin graduated from C.W. Post with a degree in Physical Education in May 1999 and completed her master’s degree in Special Education in 2004. She also serves as the Assistant Director of the Pioneer Sports Academy. Savin and her husband, Andy Wetstein, reside in Nesconset, N.Y.



assistant coaches

Assistant Coach • Second Season

Albert Marcano enters his second season as an assistant field hockey coach at C.W. Post, bringing over 20 years of experience as a player and coach to Savin’s staff. Marcano represented Trinidad & Tobago on the national team for 13 years, and was nominated as one of the five Players of the Year for the team in 1999. He was ranked seventh in scoring at the 1995 Pan Am Games in Argentina. From 2000-05, Marcano served as an assistant coach for the Trinidad & Tobago women’s senior team and U21 men’s team. He was also the head coach of the Malvern Sports Club women’s team for 14 years, capturing seven national outdoor titles. The veteran coach has also coached at summer camps at Bloomsburg, UNC, Wake Forest, Drew, and Lock Haven. Marcano earned his associate’s degree in Management from the University of Monroe, and currently resides in Brooklyn.


Assistant Coach • First Season • Hofstra ‘10 Ashleigh Daniels joins the C.W. Post coaching staff after a five-year career on the Hofstra field hockey squad. Daniels played in 51 games during her career, scoring ten goals. She served as team captain her senior season, and also recieved the Outstanding Athlete award following her final season. A native of Bethany, Connecticut, Daniels has a wealth of youth coaching experience, including serving as a director and coach for youth clinics and camps on Long Island during her time at Hofstra. A member of the SAAC committee, she also helped organize reading programs for elementary school youth as well as helping to coordinate and launch community service initiatives for her fellow student-athletes. Daniels earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in marketing, and currently resides in Oyster Bay, N.Y.

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Pos. Ht.

Hometown/High School

1 3 4 7 8 10 11 12 13 15 16 17 18 20 22 24 25 33 34

Kristina Gustafson Sydney Hagen Carlee Dragon Sabrina Pryor Brie-Claire Drost Cortney Colern Ashley Oracewski Mia Paltrineri Amanda Miller Kellie Finn Heather Norris Kathryn Godshalk Kelly Rhatigan Vicky DeRosa Amy Lillis Amanda Nann Helene Bruckner Devon Trenkle Kerianne Rojas

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


New Braintree, Mass. / Quabbin Regional Exeter, N.H. / Exeter Bridgewater, N.J. / Bridgewater-Raritan South Setauket, N.Y. / Wading River, N.Y. / Shoreham-Wading River Barker, N.Y. / Barker Bay Shore, N.Y. / Bay Shore Middletown, Del. / Middletown Newton, N.J. / Newton Goshen, Conn. / Wamogo Hilton, N.Y. / Hilton Hilton, N.Y. / Hilton St. James, N.Y. / Smithtown East Wading River, N.Y. / Shoreham-Wading River Holtsville, N.Y. / Sachem East Hamburg, N.J. / Walkill Valley Port Jefferson, N.Y. / Port Jefferson New City, N.Y. / Clarkstown South Townsend, Del. / Middletown

5-2 5-6 5-3 5-1 5-4 5-7 5-7 5-5 5-7 5-11 5-6 5-2 5-0 5-5 5-6 5-3 5-8 5-4 5-2

New York (11) Cortney Colern Vicky DeRosa Amy Lillis Brie-Claire Drost Kathryn Godshalk Helene Bruckner Heather Norris Devon Trenkle Ashley Oracewski Kelly Rhatigan Sabrina Pryor

New Jersey (3) Amanda Nann Amanda Miller Carlee Dragon

Connecticut (1) Kellie Finn

Massachusetts (1) Kristina Gustafson

New Hampshire (1) Sydney Hagen

Delaware (2) Mia Paltrineri Kerianne Rojas

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2010 roster

Head Coach – Raenee Savin (C.W. Post ‘99) Eighth season Assistant Coaches – Albert Marcano, Ashleigh Daniels



season outlook

2010 FIELD HOCKEY The 2010 C.W. Post field hockey team is a seniorladen squad that is coming off its second season of competition in the challenging Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. The team will boast six seniors, who all played prominent roles during their rookie campaigns as the 2007 Pioneers posted a 16-4 record and an NCAA appearance. Fast forward to 2010, and the same six players look to cap off their careers with another outstanding season, seeking a PSAC playoff berth as well as a return to the NCAA tournament. Head coach Raenee Savin, in her eighth season leading the Pioneers, believes that this team has the talent, and more importantly, the motivated and driven leadership element that could push them into championship contention. The backbone of the Pioneers will be the defensive unit, headed up by three seniors who have been playing as a unit since their freshman season. Vicky DeRosa (Wading River, N.Y.), Sydney Hagen (Exter, N.H.) and Kristina Gustafson (Braintree, Mass.) will form a formidable triangle that will help to shut down opposing attackers. DeRosa is a notably tough defender who will return as a sweeper for her fourth season. An excellent one on one defender, she brings a calm but resilient demeanor to the squad. She recovers well on defense and has crisp passing skills and field vision, along with excellent onfield leadership. Hagen has battled injuries over her four-year career, but returns 100 percent healthy and brings a warrior attitude on defense. She will play center back, serving along with DeRosa as a defensive leader. Her excellent possession skills and strong drive make her a valuable asset in the backfield, and she will help with the transition game as well. Gustafson will likely see most of her action as a defender this season, after seeing some time at midfield over the course of her career. A strong-side back, she channels the defense well and is a quick and heads up player when moving the ball up the field. The leading candidate for the left back position is

returning starter Helene Bruckner (Port Jefferson, N.Y.), who could very well be one of the best possession players in the conference. Bruckner has a wicked drive that combines with good technical stick work, and she also has excellent game sense, making her a valuable player anywhere on the field. A primary shot option for the Pioneers on offensive corners, Bruckner will look to maintain defensive consistency while also providing offensive options for the Pioneers. Newcomer Kelly Rhatigan (St. James, N.Y.) will push for minutes on defense while adding depth to a senior-laden unit, and with a strong drive and quick feet, the freshman has great potential to see quality minutes. Returning center midfielder Amanda Miller (Newton, N.J.) is coming off an AllPSAC Second Team selection, and looks to maintain that level of play heading into 2010. Miller is a possession player with the ability to take control of the field and Savin will look for her to take a leadership role on the field as a primary offensive and defensive player. Two juniors, Brie-Claire Drost (Wading River, N.Y.) and Kathryn Godshalk (Hilton, N.Y.) are strong midfielders who have seen starting action over the past two seasons, and Savin will look for each player to step into a bigger role this year. Godshalk brings athleticism and has developed well over the past two seasons but will need to stay healthy to be a consistent player in the midfield. She is quick with a powerful shot, and could be an impact offensive player for the Pioneers. Drost is aggressive, quick, and athletic, and could be an integral part of the midfield if she maintains confidence and consistency. Another junior, Heather Norris (Hilton, N.Y.), will provide depth at midfield while pushing for minutes. A well-conditioned athlete with excellent endurance, Norris will provide valuable minutes at midfield and possibly forward.

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C.W. POST PIONEERS 2010 FIELD HOCKEY has shown improvement every year, and one of her most valuable assets is her toughness and intelligence in the circle, as she creates a lot of scoring opportunities. Freshman Sabrina Pryor (South Setauket, N.Y.) is an athletic player who will add depth to the forward line. Pryor comes from a great high school program, which should result in a quick transition to the college game. Senior Cortney Colern (Barker, N.Y.) is one of the top returning goalkeepers in the PSAC, as evidenced by her First Team All-Conference selection last season. She returns in the best shape of her career and is stronger and ready for a standout senior year. Colern is an excellent communicator and works well with the defense, utilizing her quick feet and strong reads to create a formidable presence in the cage. Junior Devon Trenkle (New City, N.Y.) will provide a stiff challenge to Colern for the starting spot, and will continue to develop while pushing for minutes in the cage. She has excellent diving reflexes and is a good communicator. Freshman Kerianne Rojas (Townsend, Del.) will likely redshirt the season, using her quick feet and good instincts to continue her development as the future starter for the Pioneers in goal. The conference schedule that the Pioneers will face in the PSAC will be no easy task, as perennial national title contenders Bloomsburg, as well as national ranking mainstays Indiana, Kutztown and East Stroudsburg make appearances at Hickox Field. An equally challenging nonconference slate matches Savin’s squad up against strong NE-10 opponents Franklin Pierce, Merrimack, and Southern Connecticut to start off the season. A Long Island field hockey feature pits the Pioneers against neighboring Adelphi on October 5, and AIC will travel to Hickox Field to take on the Pioneers on October 26.

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season outlook

Mia Paltrineri (Middletown, Del.) Kellie Finn (Goshen, Conn.) and Ashley Oracewski (Bay Shore, N.Y.) saw a good amount of playing time last year as freshmen, gaining valuable experience which they will look to build on this year. Paltrineri had an outstanding start to the season last year as she started the first few games of the season and transitioned well to the collegiate level, but was hampered by a midseason injury. However, she rebounded to finish strong and Savin will look for the same level of play from the sophomore, who has standout stick skills and is an athletic presence. Finn had a great freshman year, and gained confidence during the transition to the college game. She saw time at both defense and midfield, and has the size and strength to contribute at both positions if necessary. Oracewski is a speedster with tremendous athleticism. A dedicated athlete, she has played at a high level during the offseason, and will be an impact player at midfield this season. Returning senior Amanda Nann (Hamburg, N.J.) is a proven goal scorer who could be one of the top offensive threats in Division II. A two-time All-American, Nann will continue to be a goal-scoring threat while also opening up opportunities for her teammates by drawing extra defenders. A strong weak-side player, Nann has a knack for finishing at close range, and Savin looks for her to put up big numbers this season. Nann will benefit from playing alongside highly touted freshman Carlee Dragon (Bridgewater, N.J.), who will step into a starting role on the forward line. Dragon was a three-time All State selection, and scored 49 goals in her senior year alone. She will look to transition quickly to the collegiate level and play alongside Nann to form a dangerous 1-2 punch that will feed off one another to put the ball in the cage. Senior Amy Lillis (Holtsville, N.Y.) returns for her final season with increased confidence and ability. Lillis



player profiles



Goalkeeper • 5-7 • Senior Barker, N.Y./Barker

2009: Named All-PSAC East First Team goalkeeper … started 16 games for the Pioneers, posting a 7-9 record … allowed 37 goals for a 2.92 goals allowed average, making 101 saves for a .732 save percentage … also posted three shutouts … saves reached double figures on three occasions, posting 10 against Bloomsburg (Sept. 8) and Shippensburg (Sept. 17), and making a career-high 17 stops in a 4-3 win over Kutztown (Sept. 26) … named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. 2008: Started all 17 games in the cage for the Pioneers … posted a 9-8 record with a 3.70 goals allowed average, making 102 saves for a .685 save percentage...notched two shutouts … reached double figures on two occasions, making 13 saves in a 3-1 loss to East Stroudsburg (Sept. 23) and 16 saves against top ranked Bloomsburg in a 5-1 defeat (Oct. 26) … was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. 2007: NFHCA National Academic Squad ... saw action in five games with three starts, totaling 242:16 minutes ... faced 25 shots, making 15 saves (.833%) ... allowed only three goals for a goals against average of 0.87, while posting a 3-0 record in the cage. Prior to C.W. Post: Played varsity field hockey at Barker High School … the Raiders claimed the N-O League title … named First Team AllLeague, First Team All-WNY and All-State … also played varsity basketball, where she was named MVP and received the Coaches Award. Personal: Daughter of Sharon Howes and Rick Colern … has two brothers, Jon and Tyler, and a sister, Samantha … majoring in broadcasting and media arts.


Vicky DeROSA

Defense • 5-5 • Senior Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham-Wading River 2009: Started all 17 games, scoring two goals and adding three assists … also made four defensive saves on the season … scored a goal in a 2-0 victory over Franklin Pierce (Sept. 13) … made two defensive saves and added an assist in a 4-3 win over Kutztown (Sept. 26).

2008: Started 17 games as a vital member of the Pioneer defensive unit, making two defensive saves on the season. 2007: NFHCA National Academic Squad … started all 20 games for the Pioneers, anchoring a defense that was fifth in Division II in goals allowed average. Prior to C.W. Post: Played four years of varsity field hockey at Shoreham-Wading River … named all-county, all-state and Section XI MVP … also played softball and basketball. Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Lana DeRosa … has two sisters, Dana and Melissa, and two brothers, Thomas and Joey … majoring in social work.


Season 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 5 17 17 39


Minutes 242:16 1142:24 1138:50 2523:30

GA GaAvg Saves Save% W-L-T Sho 3 1.11 15 .833 3-0-0 3 47 3.70 102 .685 9-8-0 2 37 2.92 101 .732 7-9 -0 3 87 3.10 218 .715 19-17-0 8


Season 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 20 17 17 54

G 0 0 2 2


A Pts Sh 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7 23 3 7 23

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Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .000 0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 .087 13 .565 0 0-0 .087 13 .565 0 0-0

DS 0 2 4 6




Sydney HAGEN

2009: Played and started all 17 games, tallying one goal and adding one defensive save ... made the most of her lone goal of the season, as it was the game-winner in a 4-3 victory over Kutztown (Sept. 26) ... NFHCA National Academic Squad. 2008: Second Team All-PSAC Midfielder … played in all 17 games for the Pioneers, starting 16 … tallied one assist on the season in a 2-1 victory over Millersville (Oct. 4) … was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. 2007: NFHCA National Academic Squad … one of only four freshman to start all 20 games for the Pioneers … scored one goal and notched two assists for four total points. Prior to C.W. Post: Played at Quabbin Regional in Barre, Mass. … led the Panthers to a Mid-Wach B league championship title her senior year … named league all-star, Telegram & Gazette allstar and was selected in the “Best of 60.” Personal: Daughter of David and Diane Gustafson … has a sister, Melissa … majoring in arts management.

2009: Started all 17 games for the Pioneers ... added two assists on the season ... assisted on the tying goal against IUP that led to an eventual 3-2 victory (Oct. 10) ... NFHCA National Academic Squad. 2008: Played in 15 games, starting 12 ... battled injuries early in the season but rebounded with a strong defensive year ... added one assist on the season in a 5-3 loss to East Stroudsburg (Oct. 22) … was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. 2007: All-Rookie Squad … NFHCA National Academic Squad … started all 20 games for the Pioneers, anchoring a defense that was third in Division II in shutouts per game. Prior to C.W. Post: Played four years of varsity field hockey at Exeter, where she helped her team to a 15-3 record and Class L runner up her senior year … named Class L Player of the Year as well as First and Second Team All-State. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Joan Hagen … has a brother, Isaac, and sister, Farrell … majoring in international studies.



Midfield • 5-2 • Senior New Braintree, Mass./Quabbin Regional

Season 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 20 17 17 54

G 1 0 1 2


A Pts Sh 2 4 6 1 1 5 0 2 2 3 7 13

Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .167 2 .333 0 0-0 .000 1 .200 0 0-0 .500 1 .500 1 0-0 .154 4 .308 1 0-0

Midfield • 5-6 • Senior Exeter, N.H./Exeter

DS 0 0 1 1

Season 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 20 15 17 52

G 0 0 0 0


A Pts Sh 4 4 10 1 1 4 2 2 9 7 7 23

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Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .000 6 .600 0 0-0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 .000 3 .333 0 0-0 .000 9 .391 0 0-0

DS 0 0 0 0

player Profiles



player profiles




Amanda NANN

2009: Played in 17 games with 14 starts, scoring one goal against Shippensburg (Sept. 17). 2008: Appeared in 16 games, starting 11 … tallied three goals and one assist … scored two goals against Seton Hill (Oct. 19) … notched an assist in a 4-3 victory over Adelphi (Oct. 7). 2007: Appeared in 17 games, making one start … scored two goals. Prior to C.W. Post: A four-year member of the varsity field hockey team at Sachem East, she helped the Flaming Arrows to the Suffolk County Class A Semifinals with an 11-3 record … named all-conference, MVP offensive player and scholar athlete … also played varsity softball, where she was named all-league, and all-conference MVP. Personal: Daughter of John and Donna Lillis … has a sister, Heather … majoring in physical education.

2009: All-PSAC East Second Team … NFHCA All-America Second Team … ECAC All-Star … started all 17 games and tied for the team lead with 11 goals and three assists … was 1-for-2 in penalty stroke opportunities … scored two game-winners against Franklin Pierce (Sept. 13) and Slippery Rock (Sept. 19). 2008: NFHCA All-America Second Team … started all 17 games and led the team in scoring with 17 goals … also added five assists for 39 total points … scored the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Franklin Pierce (Aug. 30) … notched the lone goal against Millersville in a 1-0 victory (Sept. 6) … tallied a hat trick and an assist in a 4-1 defeat of Seton Hill (Sept. 20) ... was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. 2007: Rookie of the Year … All-America Second Team … started all 20 games for the Pioneers … registered 19 goals and five assists on the season … notched three hat tricks …registered six game-winning tallies … also went 3-for-3 in penalty stroke opportunities. Prior to C.W. Post: Played four years of varsity field hockey at Wallkill Valley Regional … led the Rangers to an 18-5 record and the Sectional State Championship title her senior year … named first-team all-conference, first team all-area, All-West Jersey First Team, All North Jersey Second Team and All-State Second Team and Player of the Year. Personal: Daughter of Kathleen and Edward Nann … has two brothers, Jason and Ryan ... majoring in nutrition.



Forward • 5-6 • Senior Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East

Season 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 17 16 17 50

G 2 3 1 6

Forward • 5-3 • Senior Hamburg, N.J./Walkill Valley


A Pts Sh 0 4 6 1 7 13 0 2 21 1 13 40

Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .333 3 .500 0 0-0 .231 8 .615 1 0-0 .048 16 .762 0 0-0 .150 27 .675 1 0-0

DS 0 0 0 0

Season 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 20 17 17 54

G 19 17 11 47


A 5 5 3 13

Pts Sh Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT 43 64 .297 36 .562 6 3-3 39 62 .274 35 .565 4 1-2 25 55 .200 31 .564 2 1-2 107 181 .260 102 .564 12 5-7

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DS 0 0 0 0




Brie-Claire DROST

2009: Appeared in 16 games for the Pioneers, starting in 14 … Tallied five points in a two-game span against Bloomsburg (Oct. 7) and IUP (Oct. 10) … took 16 shots. 2008: Played in 12 games for the Pioneers, scoring her lone goal of the season against Seton Hill (Oct. 19). Prior to C.W. Post: Four-year starter at the varsity level … helped her team earn two Long Island Championships, three Suffolk Class C titles, and four League titles … garnered All-State, All-Long Island, all-tournament, All-Conference, all-division, and all-league accolades during her career …also holds school record for the shot put. Personal: Oldest of John and Helene Bruckner’s four children ... John was a two-time All-American playing football for US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point ... education major.

2009: Appeared in 14 games, making eight starts … registered three shots. 2008:Played in all 17 games, starting nine…scored two goals and added two assists … tallied a goal and an assists in a 7-1 victory over Seton Hill (Oct. 19). Prior to C.W. Post: Two-sport athlete that played four years at the varsity level in field hockey and lacrosse … all-county and All-State performer in field hockey … helped her team to County championship in 2007 … garnered all-league and all-county accolades in lacrosse. Personal: One of Robert and Denise Drost’s four children ... majoring in physical education ... father played men’s lacrosse and mother played volleyball for SUNY-Farmingdale.



Defense • 5-8 • Junior Port Jefferson, N.Y./Port Jefferson

Season 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 12 16 28

G 1 1 2


A Pts Sh 0 2 6 4 6 16 4 8 22

Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .167 3 .500 0 0-0 .062 8 .500 0 0-0 .091 11 .500 0 0-0

Midfield • 5-4 • Junior Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham Wading-River

DS 0 1 1

Season 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 17 14 31

G 2 0 2


A Pts Sh 2 6 7 0 0 3 2 6 10

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Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .286 6 .857 0 0-0 .000 2 .667 0 0-0 .200 8 .800 0 0-0

DS 0 0 0

player Profiles Profil




player profiles




2009: NFHCA National Academic Squad … appeared and started in 10 games for the Pioneers … tallied five shots for the season. 2008: Appeared in 15 games, starting three…scored two goals on the season, one in a 5-2 victory over Assumption (Sept. 7)… was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. Prior to C.W. Post: Four-year starter…helped her team to a division championship 2007… was named NYS Section V Division I Player of the Year and Team MVP that same year…received AllCounty First Team honors three consecutive years (2005-07) … also o received the NYS Section V Scholar Athlete ... named all-state in 2007. Personal: Younger of Russ and Martha Godshalk’s two children ... majoring in biomedical technology.

2009: All-PSAC East Second Team … started in all 16 games … totaled three goals and one assist on the year while taking 13 shots. 2008: Took the field in 13 games and saw six starts…scored one goal and added one assist…made her lone goal of the season count, as it was the game-winner in a 4-3 victory over Adelphi (Oct. 7). Prior to C.W. Post: Four-year varsity performer for Lisa Bechtel’s Newton Braves … helped her team earn three S.C.I.L Championships...earned numerous postseason awards including S.C.I.L AllLeague First Team, NJ Herald All-League Second Team, NJFHCA All-State Second Team, and moust outstanding offensive player award ... named 2007 Player of the Year. Personal: Youngest of Charles and Linda Miller’s three children ... majoring in political science ... aspires to attend law school.



Forward • 5-2 • Junior Hilton, N.Y./Hilton

Season 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 15 10 25

G 2 0 2


A Pts Sh 0 4 4 0 0 5 0 4 9

Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .500 2 .500 0 0-0 .000 2 .400 0 0-0 .222 4 .444 0 0-0

Midfield/Forward • 5-7 • Junior Newton, N.J./Newton

DS 0 0 0

Season 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 13 16 29

G 1 3 4


A Pts Sh 1 3 6 1 7 13 2 10 19

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Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .167 5 .833 1 0-0 .231 9 .692 0 0-0 .211 14 .737 1 0-0

DS 0 0 0




Heather NORRIS


2009: NFHCA National Academic Squad … Appeared in seven games for the Pioneers. 2008: Saw action in nine games for the Pioneers … was named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. Prior to C.W. Post: Four-year performer at the varsity level for Amy Hargather’s Cadets…helped her team to a 12-4-1 record in her senior season, which included a Monroe County Division I title … also competed with both Indoor and Outdoor Track and Fiel d… earned titles during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. Personal: Daughter of Jack and Julie Norris ... has a twin sister ... journalism major ... high school teammates with Kathryn Godshalk.

2009: Appeared in two games for the Pioneers … played 35:00 minutes in the cage, allowing two goals and making six saves for a .750 save percentage. 2008: Played in two games, totaling 47:35 minutes in the cage… registered four saves and allowed two goals … posted a .667 save percentage and a 3.78 goals allowed average. Prior to C.W. Post: Three-year performer at the varsity level for Jordan Turner’s Vikings … compiled All-County, All-League, AllSection Honorable Mention accolades during that span … posted a 2.17 goals-against-average in her senior season while racking up 192 saves … notched 15 career shutouts, including six in her senior campaign. Personal: Oldest of Donald and Anne Trenkle’s three children ... majoring in nutrition.



Midfield/Defense • 5-6 • Junior Hilton, N.Y./Hilton

Season GP G 2008 9 0 2009 7 0 TOTAL 16 0


A Pts Sh 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Shot% SOG SOG% GW PS-ATT .000 0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0 .000 0 .000 0 0-0

Goalkeeper • 5-4 • Junior New City, N.Y./Clarkstown South

DS 0 0 0

Season 2008 2009 TOTAL

GP 2 2 4


Minutes 47:36 35:00 82:36

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GA GaAvg Saves Save% 2 3.78 4 .667 2 5.14 6 .750 4 4.36 10 .714

W-L-T Sho 0-0-0 0 0-0-0 0 0-0-0 0






Midfield • 5-11 • Sophomore M Goshen, Conn./Wamogo

M Midfi eld • 5-5 • Sophomore Middletown, Del./Middletown M


player profiles

#15 2009 NFHCA National 2009: N ti l Academic A d Squad … played in 15 games while starting in seven … Tallied one assist in a victory against Merrimack (Sep. 20). Prior to C.W. Post: Four-year starter for Kevin Crowley’s Warriors ... earned all-state honors in both field hockey in basketball, also earning four varsity letters on the hardwood ... led her team to the state quarterfinals three times, and the semifinals once. Personal: Younger daughter of Quentin and Donna Finn ... sister, Colleen, was a four-year standout for the Pioneers from 20032006, and served one season as an assistant coach in 2007 ... education major.

2009: Played in 16 games games, star starting in five … tallied three goals including one in a 3-0 victory over Southern Connecticut (Oct. 21). Prior to C.W. Post: Three-year varsity player for Cindy DePrisco ... help the Cavaliers to a Flight A Conference championship and into the second round of the state tournament ... named the offensive MBP and also earned second team all-conference ... also played three years of lacrosse. Personal: Younger of David and Jodi Paltrineri’s two daughters ... has an older sister, Danielle ... health & physical education major.



M Midfi eld • 5-7 • Sophomore Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore

#11 2009: NFHCA National Academic Acade Squad … played in seven games for the Pioneers … took four shots. Prior to C.W. Post: Three-year starter for Mary Drago’s Marauders ... was named all-conference as a junior and all-county as a senior, helping her team to a Suffok County Final Four appearance ... also lettered in basketball for two seasons, earning academic all-county honors. Personal: Older of Michael and Lisa Oracewski’s two children ... has a younger brother, Brandon ... majoring in broadcasting.

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Forward • 5-3 • Freshman

Defense • 5-0 • Freshman St. James, N.Y./Smithtown East St

Bridgewater, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan Br


#18 Before C.W. Post: Four-year varsity v player for Ann Naughton, helping the Bulls to two division championships and four county finals appearances … received all-conference and all-league accolades … also participated in lacrosse. Personal: Youngest of Michael and Lynne’s three children … has an older sister, Lindsey, and an older brother, Michael … majoring in speech pathology.





Goalkeeper • 5-2 • Freshman G Townsend, Del./Middletown

Forward • 5-5 • Freshman South Setauket, N.Y./Ward Melville So


#7 Prior to C.W. Post: Three-yea Three-year varsity player for Shannon Watson ... help the Patriots to three Suffolk County and Long Island Championships, two NY State semi-final appearances, and a 2008 NY State Championship ... earned All-Tournament Long Island accolades in 2008, and was an Academic All-American in 2009 ... also played basketball, softball and lacrosse. Personal: One of Robert and Lisa Pryor’s six children ... has two brothers and three sisters ... favorite athlete is Larry Bird ... lists her family as the people she admires most ... majoring in radiology.

Before C.W. Post: Played two years of varsity for Cindy DePrisco, helping the Cavss to a Flight A Championship in 2008 … prior to Middletown, played two years at Poquoson High School in Virginia, earning honorable mention all-district in 2007 … also participated in lacrosse and softball. Personal: Oldest of Joe and Sheryl’s three daughters … has two younger sisters, Alicia and Marisa … majoring in early childhood education.

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player profiles

Before C.W. Post: Four year starter st for Kathy DeBonis … four-time all-conference, three time all-area and all-county, three time all-state and all-North Jersey … during her senior season, scored 49 goals and had 24 assists en route to a North Jersey State Championship and a State Finalist appearance, garndered first team all-conference, all-county and all-area accolades, as well as first team all North-Jersey and first team all-state accolades … was also an all-state lacrosse player, finishing her career as the New Jersey all-time career scoring leader with 258 goals and 274 assists while helping the helping the Panthers to three Skyland Conference Championships and three Somerset County Championships Personal: Youngest of Roy Jr. and Tamara’s three children … has an older sister, Alyssa, who plays lacrosse at Old Dominion, and an older Brother, Roy III, who wrestled for Old Dominion … father, Roy Jr., played football at Montclair State, and grandfather, Roy Sr. played football and baseball at Albright College … admires her grandparents, Roy and Marge … major is undecided.



2009 - year in review

# Name 14 24 13 20 12 25 22 1 7 3 15 17 11 8 33 16 10 4 2




16-15 17-17 16-16 17-17 16-5 16-14 17-14 17-17 4-0 17-17 15-7 10-10 7-0 14-8 2-1 7-0 17-17 11-9 14-4 17 17

11 11 3 2 3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 34 39

4 3 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 20

Krystal Napolitano Amanda Nann Amanda Miller Vicky DeRosa Mia Paltrineri Helene Bruckner Amy Lillis Kristina Gustafson Caitlon Stedman Sydney Hagen Kellie Finn Kathryn Godshalk Ashley Oracewski Brie-Claire Drost Devon Trenkle Heather Norris Cortney Colern Shanice Haynes Ashely Dethlefsen Total............... Opponents...........

Goalkeepers 10 Cortney Colern 33 Devon Trenkle TM TEAM Total............... Opponents...........



16-16 1-1

1138:50 35:00 0:00 1173:50 1173:50

16 16

26 25 7 7 6 6 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 98

49 55 13 23 12 16 21 2 1 9 3 5 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 216 222

GA GAA 37 2 0 39 29

2.92 5.14 0.00 2.99 2.22

.224 .200 .231 .087 .250 .062 .048 .500 1.000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .157 .176

27 31 9 13 9 8 16 1 1 3 0 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 125 141

.551 .564 .692 .565 .750 .500 .762 .500 1.000 .333 .000 .400 .750 .667 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .579 .635

PSAC East First Team Krystal Napolitano Cortney Colern Second Team Amanda Nann Amanda Miller womensďŹ Second Team All-American Krystal Napolitano NFHCA All-America Second Team Amanda Nann Krystal Napolitano ECAC All-Stars Amanda Nann Krystal Napolitano

Krystal Napolitano Kaurey Foley Cortney Colern Sydney Hagen Kristina Gustafson Amanda Nann Kathryn Godshalk Heather Norris Kellie Finn Ashley Oracewski

0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-4 4-4

DS 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7

Saves Save% ShO Record 101 6 1 108 99

.732 .750 1.000 .735 .773

2009 AWARDS AND HONORS NFHCA National Academic Squad

4 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 9 3 0 1 3 5

7-9-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 8-9-0 9-8-0


8-9 Overall, 2-6 PSAC 4-4 Home, 3-5 Away, 1-0 Neutral



9/5 9/9 9/12 9/13 9/17 9/19 9/20 9/23 9/26 9/30 10/3 10/4 10/7 10/10 10/11 10/17 10/21 10/24

East Stroudsburg* L 0-1 Bloomsburg* L 1-6 Millersville* L 0-4 Franklin Pierce W 2-0 Shippensburg L 2-3 OT Slippery Rock W 2-1 (2OT) Merrimack W 6-2 Adelphi L 0-1 Kutztown* W 4-3 2OT Millersville* L 2-4 Alumni Game 9 a.m. East Stroudsburg* L 0-5 Bloomsburg * L 3-6 Indiana W 3-2 Bellarmine W 5-4 OT Stonehill L 0-1 Southern Connecticut W 3-0 Kutztown* W 1-0 (OT)

Home games in Bold * PSAC Conference Opponent

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C.W. POST PIONEERS 2010 FIELD HOCKEY Highly competitive on a regional and national level, PSAC schools annually combine to send nearly one-third of its teams into NCAA postseason play. Ultimately, the membership’s success has yielded 42 NCAA team and 228 individual title winners. While proud of its athletic accomplishments, the league also has evolved into one of Division II’s finest from an academic standpoint. Today, nearly one-third of the PSAC’s estimated 6,200 participants are honored each year as “ScholarAthletes” for maintaining a grade-point average of 3.25 or better - a total that has nearly doubled since PSAC ScholarAthletes were first recognized in the mid-1990s. Although all 16 current institutions are members of Division II, eight league schools also compete at the Division I level in select sports. PSAC schools enroll over 118,000 students and claim over 670,000 alumni, including 430,000 who reside in Pennsylvania. The PSAC is governed by the presidents of the 16 member institutions. It employs a commissioner, two assistant commissioners and a director of media relations at its headquarters in Lock Haven, Pa.

2009 PSAC EAST ALLCONFERENCE TEAMS First Team Forward Caitlin Brownley, East Stroudsburg Krystal Napolitano, C.W. Post Amanda Riley, Bloomsburg

Second Team Forward Maggey Bloskey, Bloomsburg Jessica Frantz, East Stroudsburg Amanda Nann, C.W. Post

Midfielder Kim Angstadt, Kutztown Amanda Deloy, Bloomsburg Meredith Dolinger, Millersville Chelsea Due, Bloomsburg Joanna Reckley, East Stroudsburg

Midfielder Melissa McCarthy, Millersville Amanda Miller, C.W. Post Courtney Zook, Kutztown

Back Krista Bupp, Millersville Mical Fink, East Stroudsburg Anne Waapu, Kutztown

Back Aubrey Carman, Bloomsburg Betsy Renn, Bloomsburg Maria Thompson, Millersville Goalkeeper Caitlin Koczynski, Bloomsburg

Goalkeeper Cortney Colern, C.W. Post PSAC East Athlete of the Year - Chelsea Due, Bloomsburg PSAC East Freshman of the Year - Mical Fink, East Stroudsburg PSAC East Coach of the Year - Jan Hutchinson, Bloomsburg 2010 Field Hockey Media Guide 21


Originating in 1951 to administer and promote men’s athletics, the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference has evolved into one of the NCAA’s most heralded intercollegiate conferences. The first major step came in 1977, when based on a growing interest, the league reorganized to provide a structure for its women’s programs. Only three years later, lacking a standard competitive division, league voted to reclassify the entire conference to NCAA Division II. The most recent enhancement came during the 2008-09 academic year when the PSAC expanded for the first time in its rich history, adding full-time members Gannon University and Mercyhurst College, and associate member Long Island University-C.W. Post. The membership now consists of 16 fulltime institutions and the one associate. All of the league’s full-time members are located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, which makes the PSAC the largest one-state conference in the NCAA. The league has also grown to share the distinctions as: The largest conference in Division II, the largest football-playing conference in the NCAA, and, with 23, the conference that sponsors the most championships at the Division II level.


history & Records




1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

Pat Lamb Pat Lamb Pat Lamb Nancy Buttler Nancy Buttler Nancy Buttler Nancy Buttler Nancy Buttler Nancy Buttler Gail Ritzert Gail Ritzert Jane Maher Jane Maher Jane Maher Gloria O’Connor Gloria O’Connor Gloria O’Connor Gloria O’Connor Claire Agrusa Maria DiCostanzo Maria DiCostanzo Kimberly Allen Kimberly Allen Kimberly Allen Jessica Hammer Jessica Hammer Jessica Hammer Jessica Hammer Raenee Savin Raenee Savin Raenee Savin Raenee Savin Raenee Savin Raenee Savin Raenee Savin

3-4-2 8-3-0 5-3-2 7-4-1 12-6-0 11-7-0 13-7-0 15-6-0 11-5-3 10-5-1 2-13-0 4-7-3 7-9-0 5-12-1 2-9-2 4-10-3 1-11-5 3-10-3 6-4-1 6-5-1 6-6-1 2-8-0 4-13-0 4-13-0 5-11-0 10-6-0 10-8-0 9-8-0 7-10-0 4-14-0 6-11-0 11-6-0 16-4-0 9-8-0 8-9-0


31 Seasons


Cathy Bruckner 1978-81 Team Records Most Shutouts (1979, 1983, 2007) Most Goals Scored, Season (2007) Fewest Goals Allowed, Season (1977) Longest Winning Streak (2007) Most Goals, Game (vs. Queens, 1977)

Individual Records Goals, Career (Amber Limanni 2005-08) Assists, Career (Krystal Napolitano 2006-09) Goals, Season (Amber Limanni, 2005-08) Assists, Season (Krystal Napolitano, 2008) Goals, Game (Sue O’Connor vs. Queens, 1977) Assists, Game (Beth Crafchun vs. Manhattanville, 1994) Saves, Game (Cathy Bruckner vs. Oneonta, 1978)




Pat Lamb Nancy Buttler Gail Ritzert Jane Maher Gloria O’Connor Claire Agrusa Maria DiConstanzo Kimberly Allen Jessica Hammer Raenee Savin

1975-77 1978-83 1984-85 1986-88 1989-92 1993 1994-95 1996-98 1999-02 2003-Present

16-10-4 69-35-4 12-18-1 16-28-4 10-40-13 6-4-1 12-11-2 10-34-0 34-33-0 61-62-0

8 58 12 12 13

Amber Limanni 2005-08 2010 Field Hockey Media Guide 22

50 29 23 13 6 4 38


GO PIONEERS! Best wishes to Coach Savin, the outstanding Junior class and to the entire 2010 Pioneer Field Hockey team for a sucessful season this year in the PSAC! PIONEER PRIDE! Jack & Julie Norris


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David Steinberg - President, Long Island University Dr. David J. Steinberg, the ninth president of Long Island University, has served the institution since 1985. The son of the late Rabbi Milton Steinberg of Manhattan’s Park Avenue Synagogue, he was born in New York City and was educated at Phillips Academy at Andover, Malvern College in England and Harvard College, from which he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After a Fulbright year at the University of the Philippines and a year at Columbia University on a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, he returned to Harvard, where he earned an M.A. in East Asian studies in 1963, and a Ph.D. in history in 1964. Dr. Steinberg also has received several honorary degrees.


He began his teaching career in the Department of History at the University of Michigan, where he rose to the rank of full professor. In 1973, he joined the administration of Brandeis University as executive assistant to the president, becoming vice president and university secretary in 1977. The author of numerous books and articles on Southeast Asia and, in particular, Philippine history, Dr. Steinberg has taught, lectured and written about this important area of the world for a third of a century. His first book, “Philippine Collaboration in World War II,” won the University Press Award in 1969. “The Philippines: A Singular and a Plural Place,” now in its third edition, was described by U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Nicholas Platt as “the best single-volume guide to understanding the Philippines, past and present.” He also edited and co-authored both editions of “In Search of Southeast Asia,” one of the major textbooks on the area. Dr. Steinberg recently collaborated with top scholars from around the world to co-author “The Emergence of Modern Southeast Asia,” a new and multifaceted history of this complex region. In addition, he is a co-author of “Religion and Religiosity in the Philippines and Indonesia: Essays on State, Society and Public Creeds,” which was published in 2005. Dr. Steinberg was a member of the international observer team that monitored the Philippine presidential elections when Corazon Aquino defeated Ferdinand Marcos. He has written numerous op-ed pieces and has been a consultant to UN agencies, the United States government, the Ford Foundation and others. He and his wife, Joan, a chanteuse and real estate executive, reside in McGrath House on the C.W. Post Campus. The couple has two Cavalier King Charles spaniels, whom they sometimes bring to football games on campus. His greatest personal accomplishment: raising his two superb sons, Noah and Jonah. His greatest pleasure: watching his grandchildren grow.

Paul H. Forestell - Provost, C.W. Post Paul H. Forestell, a professor of psychology and an internationally renowned marine mammal scientist, was appointed provost of the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University in July 2008. A seasoned administrator, Dr. Forestell served as vice president of the Pacific Whale Foundation in Hawaii, as dean of undergraduate programs at Southampton College of Long Island University, and as associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at C.W. Post. As provost, Dr. Forestell leads one of the New York metropolitan area’s most respected private university campuses, with an enrollment of nearly 5,700 undergraduate, 3,100 graduates and 2,300 continuing education students. He is responsible for campus operations, program development, admissions and recruitment, retention, financial aid, athletics, student affairs, public safety, and buildings and grounds. His collaborative leadership style has contributed greatly to enhancing the student-centered mission of the University. In 2008, Dr. Forestell established the Division of Student Retention & Academic Support Services at C.W. Post to assist students in achieving academic and career success. A champion of experiential learning, he coordinates study abroad and field research opportunities for students, and teaches classes in whale and dolphin behavior. Dr. Forestell graduated from the University of New Brunswick in Canada with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and philosophy in 1972 and a master’s degree in experimental psychology in 1976. He earned a Ph.D. in comparative psychology from the University of Hawaii in 1988. He is the author of several peer-reviewed science articles and four books, including “Humpbacks of Hawai’i: The Long Journey Back.”

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Bryan Collins, Director of Athletics Bryan Collins is in his fifth year as the Director of Athletics at C.W. Post. Under Collins’ leadership, the Pioneers’ athletic programs have seen a continual rise in both the regional and national levels. During Collins’ tenure, the Pioneers have achieved both athletic and academic success. Notable achievements include 24 conference titles as well as three NCAA championship titles from the 2007 women’s lacrosse and 2009 and 2010 men’s lacrosse teams.

C.W. Post boasts many of the most top-ranked programs in the country that are frequently ranked in national polls. They won the 2009-10 and 2006-07 ECC Commissioners Cup, and finished second in 2007-08 and 2008-09. Prior to the 2007-08 academic year, the football and field hockey programs gained admission into the esteemed Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference. Off the field, Collins has included community service as a part of his players’ responsibilities. Among the efforts since his arrival have been visitations to the St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital in Bayside, N.Y., while also volunteering with other charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. During the 2008-09 academic year, C.W. Post student-athletes completed over 3,200 hours of service. Collins is responsible for the creation of a department mission statement based on the foundation of athletic excellence as well as the initiation of the Academic Commitment Excellence (ACE) program, designed to improve attendance and academic achievements in the classroom. In addition, C.W. Post athletic programs are mentored by campus faculty and staff through the Adopt-A-Faculty program. During 2007-08, Collins established a Student-Athlete Orientation seminar and handbook as well as an annual studentathlete awards banquet to recognize both athletic and academic success. The department also established an Academic Honor Roll to honor student-athletes’ with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Collins has overseen improvements to the athletic facilities on campus, including the installation of FieldTurf on Hickox Field as well as a new state-of-the art sound system for the stadium. In addition, all the outdoor athletic fields have undergone improvements to the playing surface. The Pratt Recreation Center Gymnasium, home to the basketball and volleyball teams, received a new quality sound system as well as a working press row for media and game operations staff. A former student-athlete at St. John’s University, Collins played linebacker on the Red Storm’s football team and was the recipient of the Dr. Peter Vitulli Award, given to the St. John’s student-athlete who demonstrated the most courage, perseverance, dedication and spirit of self-sacrifice in seeking to attain the highest ideals of sportsmanship. Collins received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 1987. Collins and his wife, Patti, reside in Sayville, N.Y. with their son, Tyler (15) and daughter, Megan (10).

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athletic administration

This past season, the men’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s swimming, men’s lacrosse, baseball, softball and women’s lacrosse teams all participated in NCAA tournaments. The Pioneers alson won the 2009-10 East Coast Conference (ECC) Commissioner’s Cup. Under the direction of Collins, the Pioneers amassed 81.75 total points, to reclaim the Cup for the first time since the 2006-07 academic year.


athletics staff directory


Jamie Apicella

Melissa Beausoleil

Chris Casey

Mark Dawson

Jill Fisher

Jim Gibbons

Jonathan Gill

Associate AD, Head Coach, Softball

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Head Coach, Men’s Basketball

Head Coach, Women’s Soccer

Assistant Director, Athletic Media Relations

Asst. Football Coach, Community Service Coordinator

Strength & Conditioning Coordinator Assistant Football Coach

Sean Grennan

Marie Guarnieri

Matt Guercio

Shantey Hill

Brian Hughes

John Jez

Andreas Lindberg

Faculty Athletic Representative

Athletic Administrative Assistant

Game Day Coordinator and Special Events

Associate AD, Senior Woman Administrator

Associate AD, Asst. Football Coach

Head Coach, Men’s Lacrosse

Head Coach, Men’s Soccer

Meghan McNamara

Deirdre Moore

Rob Morris

Shellane Ogoshi

Sarah Ralls

Kathy Renton

Raenee Savin

Head Coach, Women’s Lacrosse

Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

Head Coach, Cross Country

Head Coach, Volleyball

Athletic Media Relations, Director

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Head Coach, Field Hockey

Renie Sokolowski

Bob Sugar

Head Coach, Tennis

Pete Timmes

Bob Tirado

Maureen Travers

Elizabeth Zanolli

Equipment Manager

Head Coach, Baseball

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Head Coach, Swimming

Head Athletic Trainer

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SEPTEMBER Sun. 5 Sun. 12 Thurs. 16 Sun. 19 Tues. 21 Sat. 25 Sun. 26

Merrimack Franklin Pierce SOUTHERN CONN. CONN. MANSFIELD *East Stroudsburg Mercyhurst Slippery Rock

12 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 9 a.m. 11 a.m.

OCTOBER Sat. 2 Tues. 5 Sat. 9 Mon. 11 Thurs. 14 Sat. 16 Sun. 17 Wed. 20 Tues. 26 Sat. 30


2 p.m. 4 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 a.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m.

NOVEMBER Tues. 2 Sat. 6 Sat. 13

at *Millersville INDIANA *Bloomsburg

4 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m.

*Denotes PSAC Eastern Division Contest All home games in CAPS

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