The mission of Endicott College is to instill in students an understanding of and an appreciation for professional and liberal studies. Deeply woven within this philosophy is the concept of applied learning, which has been the hallmark of Endicott. Linking classroom and off-campus work experience through required internships remains the most distinguishing feature of the College. Endicott has a vision for the total development of the individual within a community that fosters an appreciation of diversity, international awareness, community service, and moral and ethical values. Endicott is an innovative and vibrant, student-centered institution that supports undergraduate and graduate students in their pursuit of knowledge. Common threads run through the fabric of the Endicott experience: increased self-confidence, stronger professional skills and technological competencies, and perhaps the most valued of all, lives open to change.
• The Endicott undergraduate population is 2,299 (59% female, 41% male). • The undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is 15/1 with an average class size of 17.6 students. • Undergraduate Endicott students have 28 bachelors degree programs to choose from with eight master and doctoral programs for post-graduates. • Undergraduate students can select from a variety of majors from the School of Arts of Science, Business, Communication, Education, Hospitality Management, Nursing, Sport Science and Fitness Studies, and Visual and Performing Arts. • Endicott’s retention rate for first-time, full-time, first-to-second year undergraduates is 88%. • Seventy-seven percent of graduates are employed full-time, and 16% of graduates further their education. Forty percent of fullsemester interns received job offers from their internship sites. • Endicott’s Beverly campus is only 25 miles from Boston with easy access to public transit into the city.
U.S. News and World Report ranks Endicott among “The top tier of Best Regional Universities (North).”
Everyone’s first reaction when people ask me where I attend college they immediately say “Oh what a beautiful campus.” In reality, that is just a small fraction of what a wonderful school Endicott College really is. As one of the only schools that require students to do three internships, when it is time to graduate, your resume looks very impressive. These internships allow us to gain the experience and knowledge needed to make important career decisions. With small classrooms, you won’t have a professor that doesn’t know you by name. One on one experience with engaged professors who genuinely care about each individual student and their success sets Endicott above other colleges and universities. Another one of the perks at Endicott College is their athletic program, not only because they are highly competitive, but also they truly understand the concept of a student-athlete. As a member of a Division III sport, yes there is a perfect balance between academics and athletics, but this is learned through time management, a skill that is extremely important to learn not only for college but any aspect of a successful life. At the Division III level, coaches understand that each athlete is a student first, and that classroom is more important than practice time. Athletics are still extremely competitive and raises the bar well beyond the high school level. – Alexandra Moise
When looking at schools, I wanted to find a place that would be best for my future and most importantly, for my career. After witnessing siblings and friends graduate from other colleges with high debt and difficulty obtaining employment, I knew I needed to find a school that would provide real world experience and a high-quality education. Endicott’s internship program is what sets it apart from other institutions. With three internships on my resume and graduation approaching, I am confident future employers will be impressed with the preparation Endicott has given me. I always knew that I wanted to play softball in college and after meeting with several college coaches, I realized Endicott softball and the athletic department was the perfect fit. There is a tremendous amount of academic support from both the coaches and faculty at Endicott. School comes first at this level and the athletic department is willing to do anything to make sure you succeed. This is what made me choose a Division III school. The friendships I have made, the amazing relationships with professors, the opportunities to participate in community service, and of course the beachside campus setting have reaffirmed my decision in choosing Endicott. – Byrne Katz
I graduated from a high school with fewer than 400 students and I knew a huge school wouldn’t be the right fit for me. Endicott had all the things I was looking for in a college – small classes, a beautiful campus, an internship program, a sport management major, and a successful, competitive softball team. As a lifetime athlete, I wasn’t ready to give up sports after high school, but I also wanted time to focus on my classes and to have a social life. I wanted to go to a school where I could be an impact player for all four years. Endicott has provided all of these components. My professors know my name, my team has won two championships in the last two seasons, and I’ll be graduating with three internships under my belt. Endicott was the perfect choice for me.– Nell O’Connor
60 conference titles, 50 NCAA appearances, two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, 54 ECAC appearances, seven ECAC Championships 28 Athletic All-Americans, 62 Players of the Year, 33 Rookies of the Year, 27 Coaches of the Year 36 Endicott Athletics Hall of Fame members (dating back to 1994) Overall department win percentage of .592 (3390-2330-59); Conference-only win percentage of .721 (1810-695-23)
Numerous Academic All-Conference players and several team academic awards
Four Academic All-Americans and several Academic All-Region honorees
Endicott Academic Varsity Club recognized 48 sophomore and above studentathletes this year with GPAs of 3.50 or higher
13 Conference Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Department-wide GPA mirrors or exceeds general Endicott student population
The 2012 Endicott softball season saw a 14-year run of consecutive conference finals appearances where the Gulls won 11 titles, including nine straight from 2003-11, come to an end with an exit in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Semifinals. There was some disappointment in the hearts of the Endicott softball team that had routinely looked forward to going to the NCAA DIII Regional Tournament. “We are looking forward to the challenge of getting back on top,” said 19th-year head coach Mark Veilleux. “We know that every team in the conference brings their A-game when they come to play Endicott. It is a good thing. It shows respect for your program.” In the double-elimination CCC Tournament, the Gulls found themselves in an early hole after a 3-0 loss to the University of New England. Victories over Eastern Nazarene and Western New England kept Endicott’s hopes for a 10th straight conference championship alive, but CCC finalist Salve Regina handed the Gulls their second loss in the tournament to end the program’s long-time dominance. The loss also meant a berth into the ECAC DIII New England Tournament which Endicott had not been a part of since the 2002 season. “The team was excited to get back on the field after losing in the CCCs and they beat a very solid program in Brandeis to capture the ECAC Championship.” A two-RBI double in the top of the sixth by then sophomore
Kelley Michael proved to be the game-winning hit as Endicott toppled the top seed in the tournament, Brandeis, 7-6 to win their first ever ECAC DIII New England Championship. Endicott ended their season with a 26-18-1 overall record and another piece of hardware for the softball program’s trophy case. Heading into the 2013 spring season having graduated no seniors from last year’s roster, the Gulls are intact with solid leadership with the motivation to return to CCC Championship glory. That leadership starts with second-year captain, senior Byrne Katz, as well as fellow captains senior Jocelyn Russo and junior Jesse Bilafer, three players who have been starters for the majority of their careers.
freshman Alexis Page, a Suffield Academy product who knocked five homeruns in fall ball, looking to contribute at both first base and the designated player spot. Fales is a career .308 hitter who drove in 16 runs last season. Also expected to make major contributions between the first base and designated player positions is NEISCA and All-CCC Honorable Mention senior Colleen Martin. Martin led all Endicott players with 16 extra base hits including a team-high eight homeruns. She drove in 24 base runners, scored 22 times, and swiped eight bags.
go to the outfield this spring and join a veteran group that includes All-CCC Second Team senior captain Byrne Katz and junior All-CCC First Teamer Alexandra Moise. Russo hit .341, drove in 15 runs, and crossed the plate a team-high 33 times last spring. Katz led all Gulls hitters with 30 RBI while knocking a career-high five homers. Moise took a step forward in her sophomore campaign, increasing his batting average by 33 points to .333 and showing some speed on the base paths with 11 stolen bases in 14 attempts. Sophomores Jess Linden and Amanda Campbell and freshman Julia Marra and Jamie Corda will also be in the mix for playing time in the outfield. Linden and Campbell started in 36 and 13 games last season, respectively.
While Endicott returns the majority of their starting lineup from 2012, Veilleux will look to move some key pieces around the diamond to maximize the talent on this year’s roster.
Second base features junior captain Jesse Bilafer who Veilleux boasts as a “very good, all-around player.” Bilafer, two-time All-CCC honoree with a career .378 batting average, is able to play small ball (15 sacrifice bunts in 2012), she can hit behind the runner, knows how to get on base (.422 OB%), and plays solid defense (.953 FLD%).
Endicott’s pitching staff is deep with six pitchers expected to log innings in the circle this spring led by junior Nell O’Connor and sophomore Cameron Sprague. O’Connor went 10-7 with a miniscule 2.01 earned run average over 115.0 innings pitched. She struck out 53 batters and held opposing hitters to a .248 batting average. Sprague, in her freshman season, was 7-6 with a 3.86 earned run average. In just 69.0 innings on the mound, she struck out 55 batters to lead the Gulls pitching staff.
Starting behind the dish, freshmen Sam DiBella and Emily Hoffman along with returners junior Alli Noyes and sophomore Sam Cila will all battle for playing time. Noyes has started in 20 career games and Cila appeared in 14 games a freshman while DiBella and Hoffman come from strong high school programs from Danvers and Malden, respectively, as well as summer leagues.
Milford native Lindsey Read will compete for time at shortstop as junior Kelley Michael could possibly shift over to third base this season. In her second season, Michael elevated her game with a .365 batting average, 10 extra base hits including two homeruns, 24 runs batted in, and 20 runs scored. She was named to the All-CCC First Team for her efforts on the field.
Junior Danielle LaRocque, sophomore Meg Donegan, and freshmen Courtney Blake and Katherine Clark will all contribute and allow the coaching staff to be flexibility with their pitching strategy.
Former catcher, senior Krista Fales will move to first base considering the extreme depth at the catching position with
Two-time All-CCC winner and senior captain Jocelyn Russo, a staple at third base for much of her career, will be asked to
Endicott begins their season as they normally do at the Rebel Spring Games down in Kissimmee, Florida where they will face off against some tough NCAA Division III competition including three NCAA Regional qualifiers. The non-league schedule remains difficult when the Gulls return north with games against Elite Eight finalist Tufts, Babson, Brandeis, Salem State, and Wellesley. In the CCC, Endicott first hosts North Shore rival Gordon on Wednesday, April 3rd before taking on the defending conference champions, University of New England, on Sunday, April 7th at home.
Opponent Location 2012: 26-18-1 (14-4 CCC)
Jesse Bilafer Byrne Katz Jocelyn Russo Nicole Devlin Krista Fales Colleen Martin Alexandra Moise Kelley Michael Jess Linden Shelby Phillips Sam Cila Amanda Campbell Alli Noyes Nicolette Delvecchio Danielle Larocque Katelyn Soja Meg Donegan Nell O'Connor
0.316 0.324 0.381 0.203 0.328 0.392 0.216 0.367 0.229 0.143 0.222 0.133 0.067 0.100 0.000 0.000 0.500 0.000
76 68 63 59 58 51 51 49 48 28 18 15 15 10 5 4 2 1
15 13 15 8 9 12 13 13 6 3 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 0
24 22 24 12 19 20 11 18 11 4 4 2 1 1 0 0 1 0
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0 1 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 3 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 21 8 7 9 11 8 13 1 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0
0.333 0.382 0.431 0.299 0.435 0.404 0.397 0.484 0.245 0.273 0.300 0.188 0.263 0.308 0.167 0.429 0.500 0.000
15 20 4 22 25 17 5 10 23 1 21 9 24 6 12 8 7 13
Nell O'Connor Cam Sprague Kayla Carignan Meg Donegan
2.20 5.73 4.64 4.44
5 3 2 1
4 3 2 0
1 0 0 0
13 7 6 8
9 5 4 2
5 2 2 0
60.1 29.1 25.2 23.2
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31 28 18 18
Danielle Larocque Totals Opponent
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vs Mt. St. Joseph^ vs Utica/Springfield^ vs St. Norbert/Lake Forest^ vs #23 Wis.-River Falls/Anderson (Ind.)^ vs Transylvania/Springfield^ Nichols*# Eastern Nazarene*#
Kissimmee, Fla. Kissimmee, Fla. Kissimmee, Fla.
W 5-3 (5) W 6-0, W 5-3 W 10-8, L 3-4
L 2-3, L 0-7
Kissimmee, Fla. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass.
L 1-6, L 0-4 W 9-1 (6), W 5-0 W 5-0, W 8-0 (6)
Biddeford, Maine Beverly, Mass. Wenham, Mass Waltham, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Babson Park, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Milton, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Newport, R.I. Springfield, Mass.
L 1-5, W 4-2 W 5-4, L 1-7 W 12-7, W 13-3 (6) L 1-4, L 3-12 (5) W 4-3 (8), L 5-6 L 4-8 W 8-0 (6), W 10-0 (5) W 11-0 (5), W 2-1 L 3-6 (9), T 3-3 (DNF) L 8-11, W 4-1 W 7-0, L 3-7 W 6-1, L 2-3
Newport, R.I. Newport, R.I.
W 5-0, W 6-2 L 1-9 (6)
Beverly, Mass. Waltham, Mass. Waltham, Mass.
W 5-4 W 9-1 (5), W 6-1 L 1-5, W 7-6
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er 19 24 17 15 11 86 85
bb 7 15 2 11 0 35 78
k 29 27 20 16 6 98 114
at Univ. of New England*# Wheaton (Mass.)# at Gordon*# at Brandeis# Salem State# at Babson Wentworth*# at Curry*# Wellesley# Roger Williams*# at Salve Regina*# at Western New England*# CCC Tournament Univ. of New England
MAY 3 5
vs Eastern Nazarene/Western New England at Salve Regina ECAC DIII New England Tournament Worcester State
11 12 vs Simmons/at Brandeis 13 at Brandeis/at Brandeis * indicates conference game # indicates doubleheader ^ indicates Rebel Spring Games
Class SS UT P 3B/OF OF 3B P P OF 3B/SS P P P 2B C 1B/C UT C OF C OF C 1B/C 3B/1B
Pos. R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/L L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R L/R
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Hometown / High School Milford, Mass. / Milford Higganum, Conn. / Haddam-Killingworth Clifton Park, N.Y. / Shenendehowa Middletown, Conn. / Mercy North Reading, Mass. / North Reading Stoneham, Mass. / Stoneham Atkinson, N.H. / Central Catholic Taunton, Mass. / Coyle Cassidy Billerica, Mass. / Billerica Ipswich, Mass. / Ipswich East Islip, N.Y. / East Islip Averill Park, N.Y. / Averill Park Harwich, Mass. / Harwich Concord, Mass. / Concord Carlisle Malden, Mass. / Malden Cape Elizabeth, Maine / Cape Elizabeth Litchfield, N.H. / Campbell Danvers, Mass. / Danvers Trumbull, Conn. / Trumbull Wakefield, Mass. / Austin Prep Stratford, Conn. / Lauralton Hall Tewksbury, Mass. / Arlington Catholic Melrose, Mass. / Melrose Agawam, Mass. / Suffield Academy
ACADEMIC AWARDS Nell Oâ€™Connor ATHLETIC AWARDS Colleen Martin Kelley Michael alexandra moise jesse bilafer byrne katz jocelyn russo
NEISCA Honorable Mention, All-CCC Honorable Mention Designated Player, CCC Player of the Week All-CCC First Team Shortstop All-CCC First Team Outfield All-CCC Second Team Second Base All-CCC Second Team Outfield All-CCC Second Team Third Base
Full Name Lindsey Read Jamie Corda Cam Sprague Jocelyn Russo Alexandra Moise Nicolette Delvecchio Meg Donegan Katherine Clark Amanda Campbell Kelley Michael Courtney Blake Danielle LaRocque Nell O'Connor Jesse Bilafer Emily Hoffman Colleen Martin Julia Marra Sam DiBella Byrne Katz Sam Cila Jess Linden Alli Noyes Krista Fales Alexis Page
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Head Coach at: ent) Endicott (199 5-pres 12 Conference Titles App Nine NCAA Tournament nalist 2008 NCAA Regional Fi s Over 500 Career Victorie Year Three-time Coach of the
Location......................................................... Beverly, Massachusetts Founded ........................................................................................ 1939 Enrollment ............................................................................... 2,355 Nickname....................................................................................... Gulls Colors.......................................................................... Blue and Green Home Field................................................................Softball Complex Affiliations.................................................NCAA Division III, ECAC Conference............................................................... Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) President............................................................Dr. Richard E. Wylie Director of Athletics.................................................Brian Wylie Head Coach.................................... Mark Veilleux (nineteenth year) Assistant Coach....................... Mark Kulakowski, Laura Carlson overall Coaching Record.........................................510-194-11 (.723 winning percentage) Coaching Record at endicott.....510-194-11 (295-39-1 CCC)
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2012 Record ......................................................26-18-1 (14-4 CCC) All-Time Program Record................. 519-201-11 (300-43-2) (.718 winning percentage, 19 Total Seasons) softball Phone........................................................ 978-232-2306 Email................................................................email@example.com
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tals with his team every year. “We teach our players how to bunt in pressure situations, how to play small ball on both the offensive and defensive side, how to hit and run, how to bunt and run, how to suicide squeeze, and many other things they may not have done at their high school programs. They need to be prepared to run at any given time and in any situation.” With Veilleux’ aggressive style of play, Endicott softball student-athletes are subject to an intense strength and conditioning program run through the department’s on-staff personnel and assistant coach Mark Kulakowski. Veilleux attests that his players over the last few years are in better shape due to these workouts than any previous season. The softball program’s success over the years, Veilleux says, would not be what it is were it not for the dedication of his two assistant coaches, Kulakowski and Laura Carlson, who have spent nearly a combined 20 years working with the head coach. “They know the game and they know how to coach. It is great to have assistant coaches who speak their minds. I lean on them quite a bit to get their advice throughout the course of an individual game and a season. With the three of us working together, a roster full of talented players, and the support of a tremendous institution, we know that our program is destined for success.”
ive hundred and ten career victories. Eleven conference championships. Nine NCAA Division III Regional Tournament appearances, including one regional final. This has been the history of the Endicott softball team under head coach Mark Veilleux who is entering his 19th season at the helm of arguably one of the department’s most successful programs. “Every year I am excited to get going,” says Veilleux. “Endicott has so much to offer. It is a great academic school with great athletic facilities. The student-athletes we’ve had over the years are exceptional, not just in terms of athletic ability but they are great to work with.” Veilleux’ well-rounded players have accumulated numerous awards and accolades ranging from Player, Pitcher, and Rookie of the Year athletic honors to several players who have been recognized for their hard work in the classroom with Academic All-America status. As head of the athletic department’s community service outreach, Veilleux also knows to look for student-athletes with high moral value who will fit into the Endicott community as well. “First, we look for prospective students who are going to cut it academically. Attitude, chemistry, and how they fit into the program are also significant because we want ‘team first’ players that don’t worry about statistics. We’ll talk to high school coaches, summer league coaches, and guidance counselors to get a good read on our recruits. After all of that, then we look at a player’s softball ability.” The search for academic and athletic well-roundedness during the recruiting process is extended to the diamond once fall ball practice begins as Veilleux puts a high emphasis on fundamen-
march 17 vs McDaniel/Anderson (Ind.)^ 18 vs Augsburg/Anderson (Ind.)^ 19 vs Springfield/Utica^ 20 vs Augsburg/Otterbein^ 21 vs Springfield/Otterbein^ 26 Tufts# APRIL 2 Brandeis# 3 Gordon*# 6 at Eastern Nazarene*# 7 Univ. of New England*# 9 at Salem State# 10 at Wellesley# 13 at Wentworth*# 14 Curry*# 16 Babson# 17 at Nichols*# 18 Western New England*# 20 at Roger Williams*# 21 Salve Regina*# 27 CCC Tournament Play-In 29 CCC Tournament (Double Elimination) may 2 CCC Tournament (Double Elimination) 4 CCC Championship 11-12 ECAC DIII New England Tournament 9-21 NCAA DIII Tournament
Endicott softball is proud to be a part of the Commonwealth Coast Conference: Endicott College • Curry College Eastern Nazarene Collegee • Gordon College Nichols College • Roger Williams University Salve Regina University • University of New England Wentworth Institute • Western New England
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