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).”
ashley walenta I chose Endicott for the immense opportunities that come with the college and campus. The location on the water drew me in immediately, along with the town of Beverly and the close proximity to Boston. The educational support including peer tutoring, the writing center, and the availability of the professors also drew me in. I chose DIII knowing that my teammates and those surrounding my sport are there for the love and dedication to the game. The faculty and administration are extremely supportive and attend all sporting events. This close knit community brings it all together and makes me proud to represent Endicott. – Samantha Crough
After being a competitive high school athlete, I wanted to continue playing basketball at the next level. I chose to become a DIII athlete because it allows me remain competitive, but more importantly stay focused on my academics. Endicott was the perfect fit as a DIII athlete. I am able to attend a beautiful college campus that hosts a community that supports every athletic competition. The community not only supports me on the field but in the classroom as well, where I am encouraged to excel as a student and obtain hands on experience through the internship program. Being a part of Endicott and being a DIII athlete, I feel that I will be well prepared to continue onto my future after college. – Ashley Walenta
I knew that someday I wanted to play at the collegiate level and Endicott’s DIII program seemed to be the best fit for me. Picking Endicott became the obvious choice not only for its top quality academics and outstanding campus beauty but also for the competitive edge the athletic program provided. Endicott gave me the chance to continue playing the sport I have always been passionate about but to also focus on my degree. The smaller school size allows for a better relationship between students and professors that further enhance our ability to learn in the classroom. Endicott has provided me with a highly competitive basketball program where I have been afforded the opportunity to lead my teammates both on and off the court and hopefully help raise a banner for this extraordinary program. The work ethic and values that I’ve been taught through athletics has definitely shaped me into the person I am today and will always be thankful for.. – Jen McBrien
55 conference titles, 47 NCAA appearances, two NCAA Sweet 16 appearances, 47 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 .591 (3317-2288-54); Conference-only win percentage of .719 (1771-687-19)
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 51 sophomore and above studentathletes with GPAs of 3.50 or higher
12 Conference Senior Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Department-wide GPA mirrors or exceeds general Endicott student population
The 2012-13 Endicott women’s basketball team has unfinished business from last season, when they reached their third Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship game in school history. The Gulls would like to return there this year and reverse the outcome, earning the first conference title and NCAA berth in school history. For a team with as much youth as the Gulls, Endicott made great strides last season, posting an 18-12 record and a 12-6 conference mark. In addition to their run in the CCC tournament, which included travelling to Biddeford, Maine and knocking off the top seeded University of New England, Endicott also earned an eighth consecutive trip to the ECAC Division III New England tournament. The youth starts with Brittany Hutchinson, just in her second year as a Head Coach, and continues to the team, which lost just one senior from last season and has only one graduating senior entering this year. The Gulls started four sophomores last year, but Hutchinson says that the breadth of playing experience for them allows her to treat all of her players like upperclassmen. The most experience comes at the guard position, which includes both team captains, Jen McBrien (Medfield, Mass.) and Ashley Walenta (Plainfield, Conn.). McBrien is the lone senior on the team and will replace the graduated Nicole Heffernan as a versatile guard who is a vocal player that leads by example. McBrien is clicking in her game this pre-season and also being
a true role model and pick-me-up for younger players both on and off the court. Walenta, who struggled with injuries last year, is a lightning quick point guard who can slash to the basket and communicate well while making good decisions with the ball. With Walenta healthy again, Hutchinson believes her true point guard abilities will shine and that Walenta will make huge contributions for this team. Also pitching in at the guard position will be junior Sarah Robinson (Norwich, Vt.), a point guard by training who also played the two and three positions last year and is a great ball-handler with quick feet, and sophomore Katelyn Wright (Sudbury, Mass.), who has a great shooting touch and can run the fast break. Wright was one of the top outside shooters last year, hitting 16-42 (38.1%) from behind the arc. Along with Wright, Endicott’s best shooters are junior forward/guard Jen White (Lisbon, N.H.) and junior forward Samantha Crough (Cohasset, Mass.), both All-CCC selections a season ago. Crough led the team in scoring, averaging 13.2 points per game and shot over 38% from the field. In addition to her prowess as a shooter, Crough has a great work ethic and worked to improve her inside game and defensive skills last year, become the best defender on the team and averaging a block a game by the end of the season.
White, who will play more guard this year after playing almost exclusively forward last season, averaged over ten points a game and tied with Wright for the best three-point percentage, hitting 37-97 from downtown. She is a versatile athlete and can create and defend in the paints in addition to having the green light if she has an open shot. Crough will be joined in the paint by All-CCC selection Jordan Ferland (Charlestown, N.H.), a long and athletic forward who led the team with 1.4 blocks per game last year and also averaged over eight points and five rebounds a night. The front court will see the likes of Julie Manning (Hull, Mass.) and Kayleen Whall (Foxboro, Mass.) return to action. Whall emerged as a freshman force last season, averaging almost ten points a game in CCC play and collecting 153 rebounds in the season. She is also a great free-throw shooter at 76 percent and not afraid to get to the line, as she did so a team-high 137 times last year. Manning is becoming more consistent in her play and has the potential to be a big impact player for the Gulls. Complimenting the returning members is a class of five freshman recruits, many of whom should make an immediate impact on the court. Hutchinson is excited about a class that includes shooting guard Nicole Catizone from Arlington Catholic and two six footers, forward McKenzie Farquharson, and Kelsey Cuddy, who is a good shooter and plays well in the post.
The Gulls will once again challenge themselves with one of the toughest schedules in New England, both in and out of the CCC. They will begin their season at a tip-off tournament that includes Connecticut College and Eastern Connecticut State before opening the conference season with a home game against Salve Regina in a rematch of last year’s title game. Other tough matchups in the conference will include games against UNE and Roger Williams, both of whom the Gulls knocked off in last year’s postseason. For Hutchinson and the Gulls, the ultimate goal is to return to the championship game and emerge with a victory, but that comes with so many smaller goals along the way, which is why Hutchinson stresses focusing on one opponent at a time. “We need to use today to prepare for tomorrow and use tomorrow as an opportunity to get better and prepare for the next day,” says Hutchinson. “The idea is to create a championship culture where we can excel in these situations first and then get there and actually do it.”
1 3 5 10 11 12 20 21 22 23 24 32 33 35 44 50 TM
Jordan Lewis Nick Maglio Mike Sallese Lance Greene Lachlan Magee Kyle Connor Tyler Burkhart John Henault Andre Makris Mike Alvarez Zach Markowitz Matt Kneece Bennett Knowlton Erik Callo Aaron Karkow Tanner McEntee TEAM Total Opponents
3-1 13-0 2-0 28-28 29-29 10-0 22-1 28-24 29-27 13-0 4-0 21-3 29-5 18-16 17-6 18-5
17.7 6.9 0.5 33.4 31.2 4.1 17.9 24.7 26.4 6.0 1.8 10.6 18.3 28.8 18.4 15.4
4-8 9-20 0-1 127-280 132-303 2-6 43-109 122-258 141-305 11-26 1-2 34-60 59-153 78-136 34-82 31-64
.500 .450 .000 .454 .436 .333 .394 .473 .462 .423 .500 .567 .386 .574 .415 .484
0-0 1-5 0-1 9-29 25-72 0-0 9-32 53-123 24-77 3-6 1-1 0-0 18-69 1-3 12-29 0-3
.000 .200 .000 .310 .347 .000 .281 .431 .312 .500 1.000 .000 .261 .333 .414 .000
1-4 6-7 0-0 113-158 100-151 1-2 26-42 57-71 45-72 4-5 0-0 12-18 8-16 47-61 9-10 8-14
.250 .857 .000 .715 .662 .500 .619 .803 .625 .800 .000 .667 .500 .770 .900 .571
9 11 0 108 64 4 43 32 35 6 0 10 26 46 21 9
1 1 0 2 8 0 3 6 49 0 0 13 7 34 20 6
5 7 0 55 17 2 18 20 13 5 1 0 8 15 12 15
9 25 0 376 389 5 121 354 351 29 3 80 144 204 89 70
3.0 1.9 0.0 13.4 13.4 0.5 5.5 12.6 12.1 2.2 0.8 3.8 5.0 11.3 5.2 3.9
8 9 0 139 151 3 63 82 192 11 4 80 65 198 48 69 97 1219 1178
SCORE BY PERIOD Endicott Opponents ATTENDANCE Endicott Opponents
1st 1184 962
2nd 1126 1101
OT 5 6
Total 2249 2069
Home Games - Average per Game 15 - 295 14 - 328
19 20 22 30
Brandeis% Clark% Daniel Webster Salve Regina*
Waltham, Mass. Waltham, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Newport, R.I.
L, 68-47 L, 57-47 W, 62-51 L, 62-50
Roger Williams* Emerson Suffolk Emmanuel
Beverly, Mass. Boston, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Boston, Mass.
W, 57-49 W, 67-49 W, 66-60, OT L, 57-51
DECEMBER 3 8 10 13
january 5 7 10 12 14 17 19 25 28 31
Salem State Western New England* Nichols* Wentworth* Curry * Gordon* U of New England* Salve Regina*
Roger Williams* Wentworth*
Beverly, Mass. L, 68-60 Springfield, Mass. W, 66-62 Dudley, Mass. W, 56-51 Beverly, Mass. W, 75-46 Beverly, Mass. W, 74-51 Beverly, Mass. W, 67-36 Portland, Maine L, 63-59 Beverly, Mass. W, 67-61, OT Bristol, R.I. L, 56-46 Boston, Mass. W, 54-36
february 2 4 6 8 11 14 18 21 23 25
Nichols* Western New England* Eastern Nazarene* Gordon* Curry* University of New England* Eastern Nazarene* CCC Tournament Roger Williams - Quarterfinals U of New England - Semifinals Salve Regina - Championship
Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Wenham, Mass. Milton, Mass. Medford, Mass. Quincy, Mass.
W, 61-51 L, 60-47 W, 59-48 W, 67-64 W, 50-47 L, 71-59 L, 55-44
Beverly, Mass. Biddeford, Maine Newport, R.I.
W, 57-49 W, 53-49 L, 77-61
Beverly, Mass. Keene, N.H.
W, 71-66 L, 79-57
MARCH 1 3
ECAC DIII New England Tournament Clark - Quarterfinals Smith - Semifinals
*indicates Commonwealth Coast Conference game %indicates Eastern Connecticut State University Tip-Off Tournament
# Full Name Class 3 Katelyn Wright So. 4 Nicole Catizone Fr. 5 Ashley Walenta* Jr. 10 Carley Stauffer So. 11 Kelsey Cuddy Fr. 12 Jordan Ferland% Jr. 14 Jen McBrien* Sr. 15 Jessica MacDonald Fr. 21 Kayleen Whall So. 22 Shannon Quinn Jr. 23 Samantha Crough% Jr. 24 McKenzie Farquharson Fr. 25 Sarah Robinson Jr. 30 Caity Lowry Fr. 31 Jennifer White% Jr. 32 Julie Manning Jr. 33 Andrea Mountford Fr. * indicates captains % indicates 2011-12 All-CCC winners
Pos. PG G G F/G F F/C G G F/C G F F G F F/G F/C G
Ht. 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-7 5-7 5-10 5-6 5-11 5-11 5-5 5-8 5-9 6-0 5-5
Hometown Sudbury, Mass. Woburn, Mass. Plainfield, Conn. Chester, Vt. Madison, Conn. Charlestown, N.H. Medfield, Mass. Standish, Maine Foxboro, Mass. Exeter, N.H. Cohasset, Mass. West Haven, Conn. Norwich, Vt. Quincy, Mass. Lisbon, N.H. Hull, Mass. York, Maine
Highschool Lincoln-Sudbury Arlington Catholic Saint Bernard Green Mountain Union Daniel Hand Fall Mountain Regional Medfield Bonny Eagle Foxboro Exeter Cohasset West Haven Hanover Quincy Lisbon Regional Hull York
Opponent Location 2011-12: 18-12 (12-6 CCC)
Location......................................................... Beverly, Massachusetts Founded ........................................................................................ 1939 Enrollment ............................................................................... 2,355 Nickname....................................................................................... Gulls Colors.......................................................................... Blue and Green Home Field............................................................... Endicott Stadium Affiliations.................................................NCAA Division III, ECAC Conference............................................................... Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) President............................................................Dr. Richard E. Wylie Director of Athletics.................................................Brian Wylie Head Coach...............................Brittany Hutchinson (second year) Assistant Coach............................................................ Jeff Swirka overall Coaching Record..................................................18-12 (.600 winning percentage) Coaching Record at endicott...................18-12 (12-6 CCC) (.600 winning percentage) 2011-12 Record ....................................................18-12 (12-6 CCC) All-Time Program Record...........................271-225 (157-86) (.546 winning percentage, 19 Total Seasons) Women’s basketball Phone.............................. 978-232-2316 Email...............................................................firstname.lastname@example.org
november 17 Connecticut College% 18 TBA% 20 MIT 28 Salve Regina*
Willmantic, Conn. Willmantic, Conn. Cambridge, Mass. Beverly, Mass.
7:30 PM TBA 6:00 PM 6:00 PM
December 1 Roger Williams* 6 Brandeis 8 Suffolk 11 Emmanuel
Beverly, Mass. Waltham, Mass. Boston, Mass. Boston, Mass.
1:00 PM 7:00 PM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM
january 2 Salem State 5 Western New England* 8 Nichols* 10 Wentworth* 12 Curry * 15 Gordon* 17 University of New England* 19 Eastern Nazarene* 23 Salve Regina* 26 Roger Williams* 29 Wentworth* 31 Nichols*
Salem, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Boston, Mass. Milton, Mass. Wenham, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Quincy, Mass. Newport, R.I. Bristol, R.I. Beverly, Mass. Dudley, Mass.
5:30 PM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 5:30 PM
February 2 Western New England* 6 Gordon* 9 Curry* 12 University of New England* 16 Eastern Nazarene*
Springfield, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Beverly, Mass. Biddeford, Maine Beverly, Mass.
1:00 PM 5:30 PM 1:00 PM 5:30 PM 1:00 PM
*indicates Commonwealth Coast Conference game %indicates Eastern Connecticut State University Tip-Off Tournament
onnecticut Played at Eastern C State (2 003-06) Eastern Assistant Coach at (2 00 6-07) Connecticut State Endicott Assistant Coach at (2 00 8-11) cott Head Coach at Endi (2 011-Present)
her coaching philosophy. In her time as an assistant, she worked under three different coaches with a variety of approaches and she has pulled from their different styles and backgrounds, from the X’s and O’s of the game to their ideas on work ethic and their relationship with their players. She now adds a year of head coaching experience to her resume, one in which she took the Gulls to the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) championship game and earned a berth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England championship tournament. Hutchinson, who led the Gulls to an 18-12 record in her first season, stresses that her job is to find a balance between pushing her players to their fullest potential, both on the court and in the classroom, and being a role model and mentor for the student-athletes she coaches. She has an open door policy and believes in non-stop communication with players about anything from classes to their roommates or their role on the team. “I want them to know that I am an ally. I’m on the same team,” said Hutchinson of her players. “We’re both working towards the same goal, so let’s try to do it to the best of our abilities.” Practices under Coach Hutchinson are a combination of
teaching and motivation for her players. She educates them not only about the game of basketball but about how to understand their bodies and minds and how ideas such as sleep, water and nutrition make huge differences in performance and ability. She also believes in old-fashioned hard work, both in and out of season, and stresses strength and conditioning all-year round. “We want to be faster, quicker, and in better shape than our opponents,” says Hutchinson, whose teams like to run a fast break and transition game and control the tempo and whose players have really jumped on board with that philosophy. “The goal is to outwork our opponents in the offseason. Summertime is time to make yourself as a player and the season is time to showcase that work.” As a team, chemistry is important to Hutchinson, who believes that success on the court is directly tied to how much the players invest in each other. She likes to encourage team bonding while reaching out to the community, getting the group active in events such as the Jimmy Fund Walk and the Boys and Girls Club. She also relies on her team captains and leaders to remember what it was like to be a freshman. The team veterans then take the lead and help first years settle in with weekly check-ins, orientation activities and preseason pickup games a few times a week. Student-athletes of Coach Hutchinson are exactly that – students first, and she insists that her players arrive at class early, sit up front and are actively engaged. Hutchinson has meetings with her players each semester to go over their class schedule and sets the standard for each of her players to carry a 3.0 GPA.
her second year as the Head Coach of the Endicott women’s basketball team, Brittany Hutchinson has an extenEsiventering background of basketball experience that has helped to shape
Endicott Women’s basketball 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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