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2011 SCHEDULE MARCH 9 11 12 13 15 16 18 19 20 24 26 27 31

HARTFORD (DH) vs. Detroit^ vs. Lehigh^ vs. Holy Cross^ vs. South Dakota^ vs. Butler^ vs. Youngstown State^ vs. Eastern Illinois^ vs. Akron^ vs. Colgate^ vs. Green Bay^ vs. Lafayette# at Seton Hall# vs. Sacred Heart# vs. TBA# vs. TBA# COLUMBIA (DH) LAFAYETTE (DH) at Quinnipiac (DH) at Wagner (DH)

APRIL 7 9 10 13 16 17 20 26 30

STONY BROOK (DH) at Niagara* (DH) at Canisius* (DH) at Albany (DH) SIENA* (DH) MARIST* (DH) FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (DH) at Monmouth (DH) RIDER* (DH)

12 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 9 a.m. 11 a.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 5 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 9 a.m.

3 p.m. 1 p.m. 12 p.m. 3 p.m.

2:30 p.m. 12 p.m. 12 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 10 a.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m.

MAY 1 7 8 12-14

at Fairfield* (DH) 1 p.m. SAINT PETER’S* (DH) 12 p.m. at Iona* (DH) 1 p.m. MAAC Championships (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)

*-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game ^-Rebel Spring Games (Kissimmee, Fla.) #-Seton Hall Pirate Classic (South Orange, N.J.) (DH)-doubleheader


THIS IS MANHATTAN COLLEGE QUICK FACTS

Location.............................................................................. Riverdale, N.Y. Enrollment.........................................................................................3,200 Founded.............................................................................................1853 Nickname...................................................................................... Jaspers Colors........................................................................ Kelly Green & White Conference.................................................Metro Atlantic Athletic (MAAC) President......................................................... Brennan O’Donnell, Ph. D. Executive Vice President/Provost.............................William Clyde, Ph. D. Vice President of Student Life............................Richard Satterlee, Ph. D. Director of Athletics.................................................. Robert J. Byrnes, ‘68 Associate Athletic Director................................................ Shawn Brennan Assistant Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator.....Deborah Gregory Team Physicians.................................................................Anthony Maddalo, M.D. ..................................................................................................Greg Cavaliere, M.D. Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine......................Doug Straley .......................................................................................... MS,ATC,CSCS Athletics Travel Coordinator...............................................Kevin Leighton Assistant Athletic Director for Communications & Marketing........Stephen Dombroski Operations Manager.......................................................... Ryan Darcy ‘03 Compliance Coordinator....................................................... Ariel Pesante Academic Advisor................................................................Lindsay Darcy Athletics Secretary................................................................. Susan Pape Athletic Department Phone................................................. 718-862-7227 Athletic Department Fax...................................................... 718-862-8020 Website.....................................................................www.GoJaspers.com

DIRECTIONS TO GAELIC PARK FROM THE SOUTH:

Driving Directions: Take Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) North, and proceed to the Van Cortlandt Park South Exit. Bear right and go back over the Expressway toward Broadway. Stay straight and go under elevated train. Gaelic Park will be on your right (W. 240th St.). By Subway: Take the "1" train to the last stop, which is 242nd street. As you exit the train, walk two blocks south and make a right onto 240th Street. Gaelic Park will be on your right.

FROM THE NORTH:

Driving Directions: Take New York State Thruway South (I-87) into the Bronx and exit at Van Cortlandt Park South. Turn right at traffic light and go straight until you pass under the elevated train. Gaelic Park will be on your right. By Subway: Take the "1" train to the last stop, which is 242nd street. As you exit the train, walk two blocks south and make a right onto 240th Street. Gaelic Park will be on your right.

FROM THE EAST:

Driving Directions: Bronx Whitestone or Throgs Neck Bridge to Cross Bronx Expressway South (I-95). Take Major Deegan Expressway North (I-87) to Van Cortlandt Park South Exit. Bear right and go back over the Expressway toward Broadway. Stay straight and go under elevated train. Gaelic Park will be on your right (W. 240th St.). By Subway: Take the "1" train to the last stop, which is 242nd street. As you exit the train, walk two blocks south and make a right onto 240th Street. Gaelic Park will be on your right.

FROM THE WEST:

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STEPHEN DOMBROSKI Assistant Athletic Director for Communication and Marketing Office Phone: 718-862-7228 Cell Phone: 518-928-6103 Stephen.Dombroski@manhattan.edu

Driving Directions: Take George Washington Bridge to Major Deegan Expwy. North (Route 87). Proceed to Van Cortlandt Park South Exit. Bear right and go back over the Expressway toward Broadway. Stay straight and go under elevated train. Gaelic Park will be on your right (W. 240th St.). By Subway: Take the "1" train to the last stop, which is 242nd street. As you exit the train, walk two blocks south and make a right onto 240th Street. Gaelic Park will be on your right.

JOE CLIFFORD

Assistant Sports Information Director Softball Contact Office Phone 718-862-7709 Cell Phone: 716-903-7057 Joseph.Clifford@manhattan.edu

DYLAN HOROWITZ

Sports Information Graduate Assistant Office Phone 718-862-7728 Cell Phone: 917-495-0077 Dylan.Horowitz@manhattan.edu

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2011 SEASON OUTLOOK This season, Sullivan will be used exclusively in the circle.

Senior Melissa Donnelly, a two-time First Team All-MAAC performer, led the Lady Jaspers in appearances (26), innings (137) and strikeouts (84) last season. Also Manhattan’s No. 3 hitter, Donnelly started all but one game at shortstop when she wasn’t pitching. She tied for the team lead with 12 doubles and placed second on the squad with 34 runs scored while hitting .319, belting four home runs and collecting 22 RBIs in 2010. Expect Donnelly to once again be in the lineup every day, at either pitcher or shortstop.

ERIKA SULLIVAN

When the Manhattan College softball team’s Class of 2011 first arrived on campus for the 2008 season, the Lady Jaspers were coming off a 4-42 campaign. Four short years later, that class has engineered a turnaround that saw Manhattan earn a share of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) regular season title for the first time in program history in 2009, then return to the MAAC Tournament last season. There’s just one thing remaining for this group to accomplish during its senior campaign: winning the MAAC championship and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in school history. This year’s team is well-equipped to achieve that goal. All 10 starters and 19 letterwinners from last season’s 25-23-1 squad return, and among that group, six have earned All-MAAC honors at least once.

PITCHERS

All three members of the Manhattan pitching staff have been All-MAAC performers, and the trio has alternated the team lead in wins during each of the past three seasons. Last season’s team leader in victories was senior Erika Sullivan, who was named MAAC Pitcher of the Week twice en route to a Second Team All-MAAC selection. Sullivan had 12 wins, four shutouts and a 2.48 ERA in 2010, but was unavailable during the MAAC Tournament because of an injury she suffered while playing second base.

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The Lady Jaspers’ third pitcher is senior Ashley Rampino, who was used primarily in relief last season. A First Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Tournament Team selection as a sophomore, Rampino picked up six victories in the circle and smashed four home runs at the plate in 2010. One of the top power hitters on the team, it will be tough to keep Rampino out of the lineup if she’s hitting consistently.

INFIELD

At first base, Head Coach Tom Pardalis is blessed with a pair of lefty-swinging seniors who were both starters last season. Jaci Rahey had one of the most spectacular offensive seasons in program history in 2010. She earned First Team All-MAAC and First Team All-Northeast Region honors after leading the Lady Jaspers in five different offensive categories. Rahey hit .409 with 10 home runs, 58 RBIs, 12 doubles and 56 hits. All of those totals rank among the top 10 on Manhattan’s all-time single-season lists, and she became just the second player in program history to crush double-digit home runs in one season. The Lady Jaspers’ clean-up hitter, she’ll split her time between first base and designated player.

was named First Team All-State after leading Newtown High School in Connecticut to the conference championship in 2010. A left-handed hitter, she earned First Team All-State honors as both a pitcher and a second baseman during her high school career. Babcock saw her playing time increase as the season went on in 2010, emerging as the full-time starter at second by the end of the year. She ended the season with a .321 batting average and put together an eight-game hitting streak from April 21-May 2. One of the more versatile players on the squad, Whitmore started games at three different positions last season, including 18 at second base. The Lady Jaspers’ starting shortstop will depend on who’s pitching. Donnelly will play short when not in the circle. A four-year starter, she’s appeared in 136 of Manhattan’s 142 games since arriving in Riverdale. On the days Donnelly is pitching, Babcock will likely be at shortstop. At third base, senior Nicole Michel had a sensational 2010 campaign at the plate. A Second Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Tournament choice as a junior, she finished second on the team in batting average (.352), home runs (8), RBIs (30) and slugging percentage (.592) last season. Michel was named MAAC Player of the Week on May 3 and finished a triple shy of the cycle against Monmouth on April 27, blasting three homers in the doubleheader sweep.

The sure-handed Melissa Cascio will also see plenty of action at first base. Perhaps the best defensive infielder on the team, Cascio made just two errors and had a stellar .990 fielding percentage last season. Sullivan was the Lady Jaspers’ primary second baseman when not pitching last season, but with her moving into the circle full-time, the starting second base job is up for grabs. The three leading candidates to step into the role are freshman Kate Bowen, and sophomores Amanda Babcock and Jocelin Whitmore. Bowen

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2011 SEASON OUTLOOK

the Sunshine State before returning north for the Seton Hall Pirate Classic. The Lady Jaspers return home for a doubleheader with Columbia on March 24, then Lafayette comes to Gaelic Park two days later. Manhattan was picked to finish fourth in the MAAC Preseason Poll and starts conference play at Niagara and Canisius (the two teams that beat the Lady Jaspers in last season’s MAAC Tournament) on April 9-10. The Lady Jaspers’ first home conference twinbill is against Siena on April 16. Manhattan wraps up its home slate against Saint Peter’s on May 7 before concluding the regular season with a visit to defending MAAC champion Iona the following day. The top four teams in the final regular season standings will advance to the MAAC Championships from May 12-14 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Lady Jaspers are looking to advance to the MAAC Championships for the third consecutive season, something they haven’t done since making four straight appearances from 1993-96.

JACI RAHEY

Junior Kelly Murray also figures prominently into the mix at third base. Murray started games at both third base and designated player last season and slammed two home runs. She also has the versatility to play both middle infield positions. At catcher, junior Carla Velasquez, the incumbent starter, will be pushed by sophomore Meghan McDevitt. The duo split time behind the plate last season, with Velasquez starting 29 games and McDevitt starting the other 20. Velasquez has the more dynamic bat of the two, while McDevitt is strong defensively. She didn’t commit an error in 77 defensive chances as a freshman. Another option at catcher is sophomore Heather Leone, who can also play first base and the outfield.

OUTFIELD

Senior Kristina Walraven has been the Lady Jaspers’ starting centerfielder and leadoff hitter from the moment she arrived in Riverdale. After a slow start, she rebounded to hit .314 with a careerhigh five homers in 2010. Walraven’s 19 extra-base hits were the second-most on the team, and she also swiped 10 bases. A two-time MAAC All-Tournament Team selection, Walraven enters her senior season among Manhattan’s all-time Top 10 in seven different offensive categories.

Senior Monica Evangelista and sophomore Jen Keller are the returning starters at the corner outfield positions. After seeing limited time during her first two seasons, Evangelista thrived in her first year as a full-time starter in 2010. Starting all but one game in left field, she hit .304 and tied for the team lead with two triples. Keller started 40 games in right field and committed just one error in 58 defensive chances. Manhattan’s remaining outfielders are some of the fastest members of the team. Sophomore Michelle Roemer was the Lady Jaspers’ top late-inning base running specialist in 2010, when she appeared in 28 contests and scored seven runs. Junior Amanda Berrios has the versatility to play all three outfield spots, but battled through injuries during each of her first two years in Riverdale. Sophomores Anna Gallacher and Megan Weaver are also viable options off the bench.

SCHEDULE

After opening the season with a home doubleheader against Hartford on March 9, the Lady Jaspers once again play the bulk of their early-season schedule at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. Manhattan plays 10 games in six days in

NICOLE MICHEL

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2011 ROSTER No.

Name

Cl.

Pos.

B/T

Ht.

Hometown/High School/Previous School

00

Amanda Berrios

Jr.

OF

R/L

5-1

Carteret, N.J./Carteret

1

Monica Evangelista

Sr.

OF

R/R

5-4

Cedar Grove, N.J./Cedar Grove

2

Erika Sullivan

Sr.

P

S/R

5-4

Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore

4

Anna Gallacher

So.

OF

R/R

5-4

New Fairfield, Conn./New Fairfield

5

Heather Leone

So.

1B/OF

R/R

5-5

Brick, N.J./Brick Township

6

Kristina Walraven

Sr.

OF

L/R

5-4

Thompson Ridge, N.Y./Pine Bush

8

Melissa Cascio

Sr.

1B

L/L

5-8

Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park

10

Jen Keller

So.

OF

R/R

5-7

Woodridge, N.J./Immaculate Heart

11

Jaci Rahey

Sr.

1B

L/R

6-0

West Milford, N.J./DePaul Catholic

12

Kate Bowen

Fr.

2B/P

L/R

5-6

Newtown, Conn./Newtown

13

Michelle Roemer

So.

OF

S/R

5-2

Ardsley, N.Y./Ardsley (Charlotte)

17

Melissa Donnelly

Sr.

P/IF

R/R

5-8

Long Beach, N.Y./Long Beach

21

Amanda Babcock

So.

IF

R/R

5-7

Haverstraw, N.Y./North Rockland

22

Megan Weaver

So.

OF

L/L

5-5

Congers, N.Y./Clarkstown North

23

Meghan McDevitt

So.

C

R/R

5-6

Nutley, N.J./Nutley

27

Jocelin Whitmore

So.

IF/OF

R/R

5-8

La Habra, Calif./Sonora

33

Nicole Michel

Sr.

IF

R/R

5-8

Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa

44

Kelly Murray

Jr.

3B

R/R

5-4

Leominster, Mass./Holy Names

88

Carla Velasquez

Jr.

C/1B

R/R

5-6

Miami, Fla./Felix Varela

99

Ashley Rampino

Sr.

P

R/R

5-6

Manalapan, N.J./Manalapan

Head Coach: Tom Pardalis (Saint Leo ‘72), 2nd Season Assistant Coach: Bridget Hurlman

PRONUNCIATIONS

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Monica Evangelista

ee-van-gel-EE-stuh

Kate Bowen

BO-win

Anna Gallacher

gal-la-KERR

Michelle Roemer

ROW-murr

Heather Leone

LEE-own

Nicole Michel

MICHAEL

Melissa Cascio

CASIO (like the computer)

Ashley Rampino

ram-PEE-no

Jaci Rahey

JACKIE RAY-he

Tom Pardalis

par-DALLAS

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Tom Pardalis enters his second season as Manhattan's head softball coach. During his initial campaign at the helm in 2010, Pardalis led the Lady Jaspers to a 25-23-1 record and their second straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Tournament appearance. The 25 wins were Manhattan's highest total since 2006, which was also the last time the Lady Jaspers finished above .500. In addition, the Lady Jaspers earned backto-back MAAC Tournament berths for the first time since 2004-05. A 38-year coaching veteran, Pardalis came to Manhattan after six seasons an assistant at Western Connecticut State University. He helped the Colonials win the 2007 ECAC Championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament in 2008. Also in 2008, he coached the Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year and four all-conference players. Prior to his time at Western Connecticut State, Pardalis was an assistant coach at MAAC rival Marist for three seasons. He worked with the Red Foxes' hitters and

outfielders, while also handling duties in recruiting, film work and scheduling. In 2006, Marist posted a 33-13 overall record en route to the MAAC Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance. That season, the Red Foxes ranked eighth nationally in home runs per game, belting 47 in 46 contests. Marist also ranked 19th nationally in slugging percentage (.458) and 21st in earned run average (2.52) in 2006. Four Red Foxes earned All-MAAC honors that season, including both the MAAC Player of the Year and MAAC Pitcher of the Year. From 1992-2001, Pardalis was the head coach of the varsity softball team at New Fairfield High School in New Fairfield, Conn. New Fairfield won the 1999 Connecticut State Championship and produced six Division I softball players. Pardalis led the Rebels to four straight division championships (1993-96) and twice earned conference Coach of the Year honors (1994-95). He also guided three different club teams to the PONY Nationals. In 1997, he led the Connecticut Legacy to the state championship and a fifth-place finish at

the PONY Nationals in the under-14 division. He also led the under-16 Connecticut Crush to Nationals in 1998, and the under-18 Connecticut Tradition to the 1999 PONY Nationals. Pardalis spent the past 37 years teaching physical education and coaching in the Connecticut Public School system before retiring following the 2008-09 school year. He has also coached football, basketball and baseball during his career, and he was the varsity boy's basketball coach at Danbury High School from 1996-2009. Pardalis spent time as an assistant men's basketball coach at Western Connecticut State from 1992-96, helping the Colonials win the 1995 ECAC Championship and qualify for the 1996 NCAA Tournament. A 1972 graduate of Saint Leo College, Pardalis earned a master's degree from Western Connecticut State in 1978 and a degree in administration from Sacred Heart in 2002. He and his wife, Rosemary, have two children and two grandchildren.

Bridget Hurlman enters her second season as an assistant coach for the Lady Jaspers. She is also the assistant coach for the Manhattan volleyball team. A two-time All-MAAC selection at Marist, Hurlman served as team captain when the Red Foxes won the MAAC Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament in 2006. Hurlman earned Second Team All-MAAC honors following both the 2005 and 2006 campaigns. In 2005, she started every game at either catcher or designated player and posted a .331 batting average. Hurlman also led the Red Foxes with seven home runs, 33 RBIs and a .569 slugging percentage that season. As a senior in 2006, Hurlman drew a team-high 22 walks and posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. She also earned a place

on the MAAC All-Tournament Team, as the Red Foxes won their first-ever MAAC Championship. She began her coaching career as an assistant at SUNY Purchase in 2007. During her time at SUNY Purchase, she worked primarily with the pitchers and catchers, while assisting with offensive instruction. Hurlman was also involved in all other aspects of the program, including practice planning, budgeting, travel arrangements and recruiting. Also a certified athletic trainer, Hurlman is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. From September-December 2006, she worked as an athletic trainer at Walt Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex, where she provided medical care to athletes of all ages in a variety of sports. From August 2007-May 2009, she served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at St. John’s University, where

she worked primarily with the women’s cross country and track and field teams, as well as the men’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s soccer squads. Hurlman is currently employed at the Frozen Ropes Baseball/Softball Training Facility in Elmsford, N.Y., where she is an instructor and assists with administrative duties. A three-time MAAC All-Academic selection, Hurlman graduated cum laude from Marist in 2006. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sports management from St. John’s. The daughter of Margaret and James Hurlman, she currently resides in Yonkers, N.Y.

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2009: Selected to MAAC All-Academic Team…Played in 28 games

and started 27 at first base…Went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the opener of a doubleheader sweep at Army on March 24… Smashed first career home run, a solo shot, in the first game of a doubleheader sweep against Siena on April 18…Drove in a pair of runs in game two of a twinbill at Iona on April 25…Had a double in Manhattan’s 10-inning win at Fairfield that clinched a share of the MAAC regular season championship on May 4…Posted a .979 fielding percentage, making just four errors in 188 chances. 2008: Appeared in 35 games, making 30 starts at first base… Made first career start against Coastal Carolina on March 16, going 2-for-3 with an RBI…Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in the first game of a doubleheader against

Niagara on April 6…Belted a tworun double in an 8-0 victory over Rider on April 20, part of a 2-for-3 effort. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Named All-League as a junior at Kings Park High School…Won the softball team’s Rookie of the Year Award as a freshman...Named to All-Conference team in soccer during both her junior and senior years...Also chosen Rookie of the Year for the varsity soccer team as a freshman...A member of the League IV Champions in Basketball.

MEET THE JASPERS • MELISSA CASCIO

2010: Earned a place on the MAAC All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season… Saw action in 43 games, making 26 starts at first base…Ripped a double in a 1-0 victory over Lafayette on March 15…Notched an RBI single against Green Bay later that day…Lifted an RBI sacrifice fly in a 5-1 win in the first game of a twinbill with MAAC rival Canisius on April 17…Went 1-for-1 with a run scored in the Lady Jaspers’ 10-1 win at Siena in game two of a doubleheader on April 24… Singled and stole a base against Canisius in the MAAC Tournament on May 13…Led the team with 188 putouts...Committed just two errors all season, posting a .990 fielding percentage.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Charles and Lorraine...Has three siblings Christina, Billy and Janine...Majoring in exercise science…Born on April 30, 1989.

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2009: Named First Team All-MAAC as a utility player…Only Manhattan player to start all 47 games, making 21 starts at shortstop, 13 at second base and 13 in the circle…Led the Lady Jaspers with eight doubles and tied for the team lead with five home runs…Placed second on the squad in hits (36), runs (26) and RBIs (20), while also finishing third with a .275 batting average…Also had nine multi-hit games, the second-highest total on the team…Drove in four runs and scored a pair, including a home run, in the Lady Jaspers’ comefrom-behind win over Army in the opener of a doubleheader on March 24…Drove in a run in four straight games from April 2-5, while also putting together a three-game doubles streak during that span…Had three hits and scored three runs in game one of a doubleheader sweep at Columbia on April 16…Belted the game-winning solo homer on back-to-back days against Marist (April 17) and Siena (April 18), including a walk-off shot against Marist… Had two hits, including a home run, and three RBIs at the plate, and earned the win in the circle, in a 10-2 win at Iona that completed a doubleheader sweep on April 25…Scored three runs in the first game of that twinbill, an 8-5 Manhattan win… Blasted a solo home run to account for Manhattan’s only scoring in an 8-1 loss to Niagara in the MAAC Tournament…Tallied seven wins and a 3.88 ERA in 19 pitching appearances…Tossed a complete game in Manhattan’s season-opening 4-2 win over Maryland on March 7, giving up just two runs and striking out two in the victory… Earned the win in three consecutive decisions from April 25-May 4…Pitched all 10 innings, yielding just one run and five hits while striking out four, in the 3-1 victory at Fairfield on May 4 that clinched a share of the MAAC regular season title.

2008: Emerged as the ace of the pitching staff, making 22 appearances and 18 starts in the circle…Led the Lady Jaspers in wins (7), shutouts (3), complete games (10), strikeouts (67), innings (120.0) and ERA (3.15)…Also served as the team’s No. 2 hitter, starting games at shortstop and second base when not pitching… Started a total of 40 games…Went 2-for-4 at the plate in first collegiate game at Army on March 10…Tossed first career shutout, striking out seven and giving up just six hits in an eight-inning, 3-0 win over Hartford on March 21…Belted first career home run, a three-run shot, in the first game of a doubleheader at Wagner on April 2…Drove in both runs and earned the win in Manhattan’s 2-1 victory in game two of the twinbill against MAAC rival Iona on April 19…Went 3-for-3 with two RBIs at the plate and tossed a one-hit shutout in the circle in an 8-0 win over Rider in the second game of a doubleheader on April 20…Named MAAC Rookie of the Week on April 21 for her performances in those two games…Threw a four-hit shutout and recorded three strikeouts in the Lady Jaspers’ 1-0 win at Siena on April 26…Earned first career save after pitching the final three innings in a 4-2 win over Fairfield the following day…Pitched all 10 innings, allowing one unearned run and seven hits while striking out six in a 3-1, 10-inning victory at Marist on May 4.

MEET THE JASPERS • MELISSA DONNELLY

2010: Selected to the All-MAAC First Team as an infielder…One of two players to appear in all 49 games…Started 28 contests at shortstop and 20 in the circle… Tied for the team lead with 12 doubles and placed second with 34 runs scored…Finished third on the squad in batting average (.319), hits (52) and RBIs (22)…Also had four home runs and tied for the team lead with 16 multi-hit games…As a pitcher, led the Lady Jaspers in innings (137.0), strikeouts (84), complete games (12) and saves (2) while tying for the team lead in starts (20)…Put together two six-game hitting streaks, as well as a five-game streak… Had two hits, including a two-run homer, and pitched a complete game in Manhattan’s 7-3 win over Columbia on March 14…Tossed a five-hit shutout with three strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Army on March 25…Also collected two hits in each game of that doubleheader…Allowed just one run and three hits while striking out five in game one of a doubleheader with Wagner on April 7…Belted the game-tying home run in the top of the fifth in the second game of a doubleheader at Stony Brook on April 14, and the game was called due to darkness and declared a 1-1 tie after that inning…Smashed a two-run walk-off home run to give Manhattan a 3-1 victory in game one of a doubleheader against Niagara on April 18…Pitched the second game of that twinbill, retiring the first 11 batters she faced and giving up just three hits while striking out five before suffering a tough-luck 2-0 loss…Had a streak of 22.1 consecutive scoreless innings from May 1-6, which was snapped on an unearned run against Marist on May 6…Put together another streak of 5.1 consecutive scoreless innings after that run…Threw four innings of two-hit shutout ball and went 3-for-4 at the plate with a homer, two runs scored and five RBIs in an 11-0 win in the first game of a twinbill at Rider on May 1… Struck out eight and gave up just two hits in a five-inning shutout at Saint Peter’s on May 2…Picked up a win and a save at Wagner on May 4, pitching eight shutout innings in the doubleheader…Went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in the second game of that twinbill… Earned the save after striking out four in 1.2 innings of hitless relief in the Lady Jaspers’ 7-5 victory over Fairfield on May 8.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named to the Newsday AllLong Island team and All-New York State team while helping Long Beach win the Nassau County Championship in 2006... Won class AA Nassau County MVP as a senior...Selected to the All-Nassau County Softball Team...Named all-conference as both a junior and a senior...Also played three years of varsity basketball, serving as captain during her senior year...Won Rookie of the Year honors in basketball in 2004. PERSONAL: Daughter of Edward and Gerri...Has one sister, Christina...Majoring in education.

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against Monmouth on April 27, part of a 2-for-3 effort…Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored in the second game of a doubleheader at Saint Peter’s on May 2…Knocked a pair of RBI singles and scored two runs in an 8-0 victory in the second game of a doubleheader sweep at Wagner on May 4…Scored a run against Canisius in the MAAC Tournament on May 13…Posted a .987 fielding percentage, committing just one error all season. 2009: Played in 24 games, starting 17…Broke up a no-hitter in the second game of a doubleheader at Albany on April 14 with a pair of singles, Manhattan’s only two hits in the contest…Also went 2-for-2 on the base paths in that game… Scored the winning run in the Lady Jaspers’ 7-5 victory over Siena in the first game of a twinbill on April 18…Got the start at designated player against Fairfield in the MAAC Tournament on May 8 and went 3-for-6 at the plate with two sacrifice bunts and two runs scored, including the game-winning tally in the 16th inning.

2008: Saw action in 26 games, making 18 starts…Picked up first career hit against Cornell at the Rebel Games on March 22…Went 1-for-3 with a run scored in the first game of a doubleheader at Wagner on April 2. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Named First Team All-State Group 1 during both her sophomore and senior years... Selected First Team All-County as a senior after earning First Team All-County honors as a freshman... Member of Cedar Grove’s section championship team in 2004...A four-year honor roll member.

MEET THE JASPERS • MONICA EVANGELISTA

2010: Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Started 48 games in left field…Finished the season with a .304 batting average, including a .373 mark in MAAC play… Tied for the team lead with two triples…Dropped down a team-high seven sacrifice bunts and successful on all three of her stolen base attempts…Scored 28 runs, the third-highest total on the squad… Also hit by a pitch six times… Moved into the No. 2 spot in the lineup midway through the season, and the Lady Jaspers went 15-9 with her batting second… Had a perfect day at the plate in the season opener against Colgate on March 13, reaching base in all three of her plate appearances (single, walk, hit by pitch) and scoring two runs…Collected first career RBI in an 8-0 rout of Fairleigh Dickinson on March 19…Put together a six-game hitting streak from April 21-May 1...Belted a two-run triple in the first game of a twinbill

PERSONAL: Daughter of Nan and Andrew...Has two siblings, Sara and Drew...Majoring in physical education and exercise science… Born on May 2, 1989.

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the bottom of the seventh, and three RBIs in the Lady Jaspers’ 6-5 eight-inning victory…Had a perfect afternoon at Saint Peter’s on May 2, going 6-for-6 with two runs scored, two RBIs and her first career triple in the doubleheader sweep…Ripped an RBI single and scored a run against Canisius in the MAAC Tournament on May 13, then ended a string of 22 consecutive outs by Manhattan hitters with a second-inning single against Niagara the next day. 2009: Played in 41 games and made 37 starts…Placed fourth on the team with 25 hits and a .236 batting average…Hit .311 in MAAC play…Went 3-for-4 with a run scored against Dartmouth on March 8…Drove in a run in back-to-back games against Akron (March 15) and Rhode Island (March 16) at the Rebel Games… Put together a five-game hitting streak from April 17-24, and had at least one hit in 12 of the Lady Jaspers’ last 15 games…Had a combined 3-for-4 afternoon in a doubleheader split with Marist on April 17…Followed up that performance with a 3-for-6 day in the twinbill sweep of Siena the next day…Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in game two of a doubleheader at Iona on April 25…Had three hits and an RBI in Manhattan’s 16-inning 6-3 win over

Fairfield in the MAAC Tournament on May 8. 2008: Started 44 of the team’s 46 games…Finished second on the squad with a .282 batting average and belted a team-high seven doubles…Hit .319 in conference play…Went 2-for-4 with her first career RBI in game two of a doubleheader at Army on March 10…Had two hits and two RBIs in the opener of a twinbill at Monmouth on April 8…Scored two runs in the first game of a doubleheader at Fordham on April 11…Drove in the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning of a 3-1 win at Saint Peter’s on April 12, then went 2-for-3 in the second game of the doubleheader…Knocked in both Manhattan runs with a sixth-inning double in a 5-2 loss to Iona on April 19…Went 2-for-2 with a run scored in a 4-2 win over Fairfield in game two of an April 27 twinbill.

MEET THE JASPERS • NICOLE MICHEL

2010: Named Second Team AllMAAC as an infielder…Also selected to the MAAC All-Tournament Team and MAAC All-Academic Team…Played in 45 games and made 44 starts, primarily at third base…Finished second on the team in batting average (.352), home runs (8), RBIs (30) and slugging percentage (.592)… Moved into a tie for fourth place on Manhattan’s single-season home run list…Had 12 multi-hit games, including a four-hit effort, and eight multi-RBI games… Went 3-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored against Columbia on March 14…Belted first career home run at Columbia on March 28, then smashed a three-run shot in her next at-bat…Collected three hits, including a three-run homer, in Manhattan’s 10-8 eight-inning victory in the second game of a doubleheader at Fairleigh Dickinson on April 21…Had three RBIs in game two of a doubleheader at Siena on April 24, a 10-1 Manhattan win…Earned MAAC Player of the Week honors on May 3 after hitting .632 and slugging 1.316 with five runs scored and six RBIs in games against Monmouth, Rider and Saint Peter’s…Smashed three home runs in a doubleheader split with Monmouth on April 27… Ended up a triple short of the cycle in the nightcap of that twinbill, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, including the game-tying shot in

BEFORE MANHATTAN: A two-time all-conference selection at Massapequa High School...Named Nassau Division AA-1 All-County... Earned team MVP honors as a senior...Twice selected All-County in Women’s Chorus...A four-year member of the Dean’s List. PERSONAL: Daughter of Dennis and Kathleen...Has four siblings: Dennis, Jennifer, Erin and Philip... Majoring in physical education… Born on July 29, 1989.

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two of a doubleheader with MAAC champion Iona on April 10… Smoked a three-run home run in the Lady Jaspers’ 10-1 victory in game two of a twinbill at Siena on April 24…Ended the regular season on an 11-game hitting streak (April 27-May 8)…Had three hits and drove in four runs in a doubleheader split at Rider on May 1… Went a combined 5-for-8 with six RBIs in a doubleheader sweep at Saint Peter’s on May 2…Broke a 1-1 tie with a three-run homer in the fifth inning of game two, then ripped an RBI single in her next at-bat, to give the Lady Jaspers a doubleheader sweep at Marist on May 6…Had two homers and three RBIs in the first game of a regular season-ending doubleheader against Fairfield on May 8, a 7-5 win that helped Manhattan secure a MAAC Tournament berth…Lifted an RBI sacrifice fly against Canisius in the MAAC Tournament on May 13. 2009: Played in 17 games, making 13 starts…Finished the season with a .258 batting average…Had a 3-for-3 afternoon in the second game of a doubleheader at Columbia on April 16…Smashed a tworun home run in the first inning of game two against Marist the next day…Belted a pinch-hit double in the bottom of the seventh inning to start the game-winning rally in the Lady Jaspers’ 5-4 victory over Rider on May 2 that clinched a playoff spot.

2008: Appeared in 33 games and made 26 starts…Also made one start in the circle…Drew a team-high 17 walks…Five of her nine hits went for extra bases… Smashed first career home run in the fourth inning of her collegiate debut at Army on March 10…Drove in the game-winning run with a single in the top of the eighth inning in a 3-0 win over Hartford at the Rebel Games on March 21, part of a 2-for-3 effort…Made first career start at pitcher in the nightcap of a twinbill at Fordham on April 11 and took the loss.

MEET THE JASPERS • JACI RAHEY

2010: Named First Team All-Northeast Region and First Team AllMAAC after one of the most prolific offensive seasons in program history…Led the Lady Jaspers in batting average (.409), home runs (10), RBIs (58), hits (56), slugging percentage (.715) and on-base percentage (.494) while tying for the team lead in doubles (12)… Had 15 multi-hit games and 15 multi-RBI games…Also drew a team-high 25 walks…Hit a MAACbest .512 with five homers and 26 RBIs in conference games… Became just the second player in program history with doubledigit home runs in one season, and moved into second place on Manhattan’s all-time single-season RBI list…Finished with the eighthhighest single-season batting average in program history…Earned MAAC Player of the Week honors twice during the season (March 29, May 10)…Split time between first base and designated player, appearing in 47 games and making 46 starts…Went 3-for-3 with a home run against Columbia on March 14…Had another perfect day at the plate against Fairleigh Dickinson on March 19, going 2-for-2 with a double, a walk, three RBIs and two runs scored… Blasted the go-ahead grand slam in the Lady Jaspers’ 8-5 win at Columbia on March 28, part of a 3-for-4 day…Smashed the gametying grand slam in the first game of a doubleheader at Central Connecticut on April 3, a contest Manhattan eventually won 7-6 in 11 innings...Smashed a three-run homer in the first inning in game

BEFORE MANHATTAN: A four-year starter at DePaul Catholic High School…A two-time second team all-state selection…Earned first team all-state (non-public), First Team All-North Jersey, first team all-county and first team all-conference honors all four years… Named DePaul’s Most Valuable Player three times…Selected as Passaic County Coaches Association Student Athlete of the Year in 2007…Had number retired by DePaul Catholic…Attended the Adidas Elite Top 100 USA Softball Players national showcase in 2006…Invited to tryout for the 2008 U.S. Olympic softball team… Also played volleyball and basketball. PERSONAL: Also plays for the Manhattan volleyball team…Daughter of Linda and Christopher…Has one sister, Cheryl…Majoring in communication…Born on December 3, 1988.

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2009: Selected as the First Team All-MAAC designated player, and also earned a place on the MAAC All-Tournament Team…Played in all 47 games, making 42 starts…

Earned team MVP honors after pacing the Lady Jaspers with five home runs and 28 RBIs, while finishing second on the squad in hits (36) and batting average (.286)… Hit .340 with three home runs and 15 RBIs in MAAC games…Tallied six multi-RBI games to pace the team…Had seven multi-hit games, including two three-hit efforts… Pitched a complete game, recording seven strikeouts, and hit a home run in a 5-3 win to complete a doubleheader sweep at Army on March 24…Went a combined 4-for-8 with two RBIs and two runs scored in a doubleheader sweep at Niagara on April 5…Put together an eight-game hitting streak from April 17-May 2 and ended the season on a four-game hitting streak… Named MAAC Player of the Week on April 27 after collecting at least one hit and one RBI in four straight games from April 24-25…Had a career day at Iona on April 25, going 2-for-4 with six RBIs, including the game-winning grand slam, and a save in the 8-6 victory… Tallied all six Manhattan RBIs in that contest…Also in that game, became the first player in NCAA history, it is believed, to start in the circle, reenter as a pinch hitter, hit the game-winning home run, and earn a save in the same game… Blasted a two-run homer in the first inning of Manhattan’s 5-4 win over Rider on May 2…Made 29 appearances and 20 starts in the circle… Led the pitching staff in wins (8), strikeouts (89), innings pitched (132.2), complete games (10) and saves (2), and finished second with a 3.64 ERA…Tossed a twohit shutout against La Salle in her first pitching appearance of the season on March 14…Tallied nine strikeouts in a complete game victory at Niagara on April 5…Pitched a complete game in Manhattan’s epic 6-3 MAAC Tournament win over Fairfield on May 8, yielding just one earned run and striking out nine in 16 innings.

2008: Led the team with 26 appearances as a pitcher, while also playing in 29 games in the field… Belted two home runs and slugged .354… Recorded first career hit, an RBI double, in the season opener at Army on March 10… Named MAAC Pitcher of the Week on March 17 after surrendering just three hits and one unearned run to earn the victory in her first collegiate start in the circle, a 9-1 win over Alabama State on March 16…Went 2-for-3 at the plate with two RBIs and three runs scored, including her first career home run, in that game…Pitched the final three innings in the Lady Jaspers’ 3-0 shutout victory over FDU on April 17 to notch her first collegiate save…Smashed second career long ball in game two of a doubleheader at Stony Brook on May 1, part of a 2-for-3 day.

MEET THE JASPERS • ASHLEY RAMPINO

2010: Earned a place on the MAAC All-Academic Team… Played in 37 games, making 29 starts…Also made 23 appearances as a pitcher…Belted four home runs and collected 10 RBIs…Recorded six wins and a save in the circle…Knocked first home run of the season and scored twice against Akron on March 15…Had two hits and three RBIs in a win over Lafayette on March 16...Went 3-for-3 with an RBI double against Army on March 18…Tossed 2.1 innings of shutout relief, giving up just two hits while striking out four to earn the save in Manhattan’s 8-5 win at Columbia on March 28…Notched first win of the season after yielding just two unearned runs and striking out four over nine innings of relief in the Lady Jaspers’ 7-6 11-inning victory at Central Connecticut on April 3… Smashed a two-run home run and earned the win in the circle in Manhattan’s 8-5 victory that capped a doubleheader sweep over Albany on April 13…Ripped a solo home run against Canisius on April 17… Hit the second of back-to-backto-back home runs and earned the win after 3.1 innings of two-hit shutout relief in game two of a doubleheader sweep at Fairleigh Dickinson on April 21…Gave up just one run and three hits in five innings to earn a win against Siena on April 24…Drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Lady Jaspers a 6-5 victory in the second game of a doubleheader with Monmouth on April 27…Picked up the win in that game after tossing a complete game and striking out three… Threw 2.2 innings of three-hit relief to earn the win in a 9-0 victory at Saint Peter’s on May 2.

BEFORE MANHATTAN: Named team MVP as a freshman at Manalapan High School…Selected First Team All-Shore in Monmouth and Ocean County during her sophomore campaign...Earned First Team Monmouth County, First Team All-District and Monmouth County Tournament MVP honors in 2005...Posted a 0.62 ERA with 257 strikeouts in 134 innings as a sophomore...Chosen Second Team All-Shore and First Team AllDistrict in 2006...Received Asbury Park Player of the Week while posting an ERA of 0.66 in 2006... Also a member of the National Honor Society. PERSONAL: Daughter of Carol and Robert...Has an older sister, Kathy, and an older brother, Steve... Majoring in education…Born on October 26, 1988.

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season-high six strikeouts in 6.1 innings, and went 2-for-3 at the plate, against Fairleigh Dickinson on April 21. 2009: Selected to the MAAC AllAcademic Team…Played in 42 games, making 41 starts, including 14 as a pitcher…Led the pitching staff with a 2.58 ERA…Compiled a 4-2 record and 1.33 ERA in MAAC play…Named MAAC Pitcher of the Week in consecutive weeks on April 20 and 27…Went 5-0 in six pitching appearances from April 16-25…Drove in a pair of runs in a 4-3 victory over Green Bay at the Rebel Games on March 20…Hit first career homer, a two-run shot, and earned the win in the circle in a 6-2 victory at Columbia on April 16…Picked up both wins in a doubleheader sweep over Siena on April 18…Pitched 1.2 innings of perfect relief (with three strikeouts) in the first game, then gave up six hits and two unearned runs in a complete game victory in the nightcap…Struck out seven in a threehit shutout against Saint Peter’s on April 24…Earned the win in relief after the Lady Jaspers came from behind for an 8-5 victory at Iona the next day. 2008: Made 10 appearances as a pitcher, including eight starts, and 28 appearances in the field… Went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in game two of a seasonopening doubleheader at Army

on March 10…Made first start in the circle against Columbia in the Rebel Games on March 19…Went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the second game of a doubleheader at Wagner on April 2…Had a 3-for-4 day at the plate against Monmouth on April 8…Earned first collegiate pitching victory on April 12, throwing a complete game and allowing just one run and six hits while striking out seven in the opener of a doubleheader at Saint Peter’s. BEFORE MANHATTAN: A member of the varsity softball team at Bay Shore High School for six years, starting in seventh grade...Team captain as a junior and a senior... A three-time All-County selection... Won team MVP honors as a senior after previously winning the varsity MVP award as an eighth grader… Named a Regional All-American and Pitcher of the Year following her junior year...Chosen for the all-state team in both her freshman and sophomore year...Selected to the Newsday All-Long Island team in 2006...Member of the 2005 New York State Champions and 2006 State finalist team...An Academic All-American from eighth grade until her junior year.

MEET THE JASPERS • ERIKA SULLIVAN

2010: Named Second Team All-MAAC as a pitcher and also earned a selection to the MAAC All-Academic Team…Started 39 games, 20 in the circle and 19 at second base…Led the pitching staff with 12 wins and a 2.48 ERA…Tossed four shutouts and combined on two others…Named MAAC Pitcher of the Week twice during the season (March 22, April 19)…Scattered six hits and struck out two to earn a 1-0 victory over Lafayette on March 15…Knocked an RBI single against Akron later that day…Had a streak of 18.2 consecutive scoreless innings from March 16-25…Threw shutouts in consecutive starts against Army (March 18) and Fairleigh Dickinson (March 19)…Yielded four hits and struck out four in a 1-0 win over Army, then allowed just three hits and struck out four against Fairleigh Dickinson in a game that was called after five innings with Manhattan leading 8-0…Scored a pair of runs in the second game of a doubleheader split at Central Connecticut on April 3…Allowed just one hit and struck out two in 2.2 innings of scoreless relief in the first game of a doubleheader at Fordham on April 6…Hurled a five-hit shutout and struck out three against Albany on April 13…Gave up just one run and eight hits in 11 innings, as the Lady Jaspers rallied for a 5-3 victory at Stony Brook on April 14…Pitched a complete game three-hitter, allowing only one run and retiring 13 straight hitters at one point, as Manhattan snapped a 13-game losing streak against Canisius with a 5-1 victory on April 17…Also went 2-for-3 at the plate and scored a run in that game…No-hit Niagara for 3.1 innings the next day, giving up just one run in a 3-1 win…Collected a

PERSONAL: Daughter of Dan and Rosemarie...Has sister, Brianna... Majoring in elementary education…Born on April 4, 1989.

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1-for-3 with a run scored against Canisius in the MAAC Tournament on May 13…Drove in Manhattan’s only run of the game with a fifthinning sacrifice fly in a 2-1 loss to Niagara in the MAAC Tournament on May 14. 2009: Named to the All-MAAC First Team, MAAC All-Tournament Team and MAAC All-Academic Team…Led Manhattan with a .359 batting average, 52 hits, 27 runs, 61 total bases, 16 walks, 12 stolen bases and a .426 on-base percentage…Hit a MAAC-best .455 (25for-55) in conference games…Had a .533 (8-for-15) batting average in the MAAC Tournament…Started 45 games in center field and hit in the leadoff spot 44 times… Paced the Lady Jaspers with 15 multi-hit games…Hit a home run in the season-opening 4-2 victory at Maryland on March 7… Put together an eight-game hitting streak from March 24-April 6… Named MAAC Player of the Week on April 6 after going 6-for-9 with four RBIs, three runs scored and two doubles in the doubleheader sweep at Niagara on April 5… Scored at least one run in seven straight games from April 18-May 2…Went 3-for-7 with three runs scored and two RBIs in the twinbill sweep of Saint Peter’s on April 24…Had five hits and scored five runs in the doubleheader sweep at Iona on April 25…Knocked in both the tying and go-ahead runs in the 10-inning 3-1 victory at Fairfield on May 4 that clinched a share of the regular season title…Went 6-for-9 with two runs scored and an RBI in Manhattan’s 16-inning 6-3 win over Fairfield in the MAAC Tournament on May 8. 2008: Selected as team MVP after leading the Lady Jaspers in batting average (.319), hits (43), runs (18), total bases (54), slugging percentage (.400) and stolen bases (11)… Hit .333 with 17 hits and six runs

scored in 16 conference games… Served as the team’s primary leadoff hitter, starting 43 games and batting first 42 times…Had at least one hit in 30 games, including 12 multi-hit efforts...Went 5-for-8 in the season-opening doubleheader at Army on March 10…Scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of Manhattan’s 3-2 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay on March 19…Went 2-for-3 with three RBIs and a run scored in the opener of the doubleheader with Niagara on April 6…Belted two hits and scored twice in the Lady Jaspers’ 4-2 win over Fairfield in the second game of an April 27 doubleheader…Hit first career home run, a game-winning, two-run shot in the top of the 10th inning, in a 3-1 win at Marist on May 4…Didn’t commit an error in 49 chances in the outfield.

MEET THE JASPERS • KRISTINA WALRAVEN

2010: Earned selections to the MAAC All-Tournament Team and MAAC All-Academic Team for the second straight season…Started all 49 games in center field…Batted in the leadoff spot 41 times… Finished the season with a .314 batting average, including a .417 mark in conference play…Led the Lady Jaspers in runs (35) and stolen bases (10), while tying for the team lead with 12 doubles and two triples…Belted five home runs and collected 20 RBIs…Snapped out of a season-opening slump by going 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI against Lafayette on March 16…Had three hits in the second game of a twinbill at Central Connecticut on April 3…Slammed a walk-off home run with two out in the bottom of the seventh to give Manhattan a 2-1 victory and doubleheader split with Wagner on April 7…Drove in a pair of runs in game two of a doubleheader sweep against Albany on April 13… Collected three hits in the second game of a doubleheader against Niagara on April 18…Scored three runs in the first game, then went 3-for-5 with two stolen bases in the second game of a twinbill at Rider on May 1…Hit three home runs in four games from May 4-8, including two in consecutive at-bats… Went a combined 4-for-5 with four runs scored in a doubleheader at Wagner on May 4…Went deep in her final at-bat against Wagner on May 4, then smashed her first career leadoff home run at Marist on May 6…Ended the Marist game a triple shy of the cycle, going 3-for-4 with a stolen base…Scored two runs in the second game of the doubleheader sweep at Marist… Ripped a solo homer in the first game of a doubleheader against Fairfield on May 8, then had three hits in the second game…Went

BEFORE MANHATTAN: A five-year varsity starter and Pine Bush High School…Won the Offensive Award twice…Named a First Team AllStar twice, a Second Team All-Star once and a Third Team All-Star once…Also lettered in soccer and basketball...A two-time captain of the varsity basketball team... Earned MVP honors and named a Second Team All-Star in soccer… Won the soccer team’s Defensive Award two times. PERSONAL: Daughter of Thomas and Nia...Father played baseball at Manhattan and was inducted into the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008…Twin sister, Andrianna, is the starting shortstop for the University at Albany softball team… Also has two brothers: Michael and George…Born on January 13, 1989.

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2010: Saw action in 20 games, making three starts in right field… Led the team with 13 at-bats as a pinch hitter…Roped a gametying pinch hit single against Stony Brook on April 14, in a game Manhattan that eventually won in 11 innings…Belted the gamewinning two-run homer in the top of the eighth inning to give the Lady Jaspers a doubleheader sweep at Fairleigh Dickinson on April 21.

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2009: Played in 40 games, making 37 starts in the outfield…Tallied first collegiate hit and later came around to score in the seasonopening win at Maryland on March 7…Scored Manhattan’s only run in a 2-1 loss to Cornell at the Rebel Spring Games on March 18… Notched first career RBI in the second game of a doubleheader at Monmouth on April 8. BEFORE MANHATTAN: A four-year starter as an outfielder at Carteret

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High School...Named team MVP four straight years...Earned both MVP honors and the Coaches Award as a senior...Also named best all-around athlete three times...Also played two years of basketball. PERSONAL: Daughter of Richard and Janet…Has one sister, Cassandra…Majoring in special education…Volunteered with the Special Olympics throughout high school…Born on June 29, 1990.


2010: Named to the MAAC AllAcademic Team…Saw action in 34 contests, starting 22…Appeared in six different batting positions while starting 16 games at third base and six as the designated player…Got a hit in each of the first six games of the season… Also had an RBI in four of those games…Started a three-run rally with a pinch hit RBI single in the season opener against Colgate on March 13… Smashed first career home run, a solo shot, in a win over Columbia the next day…Collected a pair of hits, an RBI and a run scored in the second game of a doubleheader at Central Connecticut on April 3…Went 2-for-3 in the nightcap of a twinbill with Iona on April 10…Hit the third of back-toback-to-back home runs in a 10-8 win

in the second game of a doubleheader sweep at Fairleigh Dickinson on April 21…Stole two bases, the first two of her career, in game two of a twinbill sweep at Saint Peter’s on May 2. 2009: Appeared in 27 games, making 21 starts…Started games at third base (12), second base (8) and shortstop (1)…Collected first collegiate RBI with a bases loaded walk in Manhattan’s season-opening 4-2 win at Maryland on March 7…Belted first collegiate hit with a single against Gardner-Webb later that day…Had two hits and three RBIs in a 9-0 victory over La Salle at the Rebel Games on March 14…Registered first collegiate extra-base hit with a double against Akron on March 15…Went 3-for-3 with a run scored

and an RBI in the second game of a doubleheader sweep at Iona on April 25. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Earned the Senior Athletic Award at Holy Names Central Catholic High School...Named a CMC softball all-star following both her junior and senior seasons...Twice named a CMC all-star in field hockey... Also a four-year starter in field hockey and a two-time letterwinner in basketball. PERSONAL: Daughter of Gerald and Nancy…Has three siblings: brothers Sean and Timothy, and sister Kristen…Majoring in psychology…Born on May 25, 1990.

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2010: Played in 34 games, making 29 starts behind the plate… Made just one error in 147 defensive chances, posting a .993 fielding percentage…Started the season with a five-game hitting streak… Knocked in the only run of the game with a first-inning single in a 1-0 victory over Lafayette on March 15…Had three multi-hit games, belting a pair of hits against Hartford (March 19), Central Connecticut (April 3) and Monmouth (April 27)…Drove in Manhattan’s first run in a 2-1 victory in the second game of a doubleheader against Wagner on April 7…Ripped an RBI double in the Lady Jaspers’ 7-5 win over Fairfield in game one of a doubleheader on May 8. 2009: Saw time at catcher, first base and designated player, appearing in 35 games

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and making 32 starts…Tied for fourth on the team with four doubles and scored seven runs…Made the start at first base in the season-opening win at Maryland on March 7 and recorded the game-winning RBI with her first collegiate hit, a third inning single…Had first career multi-hit game with two singles against Gardner-Webb later that day...Belted first career home run and added a double against Akron in the Rebel Games on March 15…Named MAAC Rookie of the Week on April 6 after going 3-for-6 with an RBI and three runs scored in a doubleheader sweep at Niagara on April 5…Went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and two runs scored in the first game, then had an RBI single and scored a run in game two of the twinbill…Had two hits, including an RBI double, in game two of

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a doubleheader at Canisius on April 6… Delivered an RBI single against Canisius in the first round of the MAAC Tournament on May 7. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Earned First Team All-Dade County honors as a senior at Felix Varela Senior High School...Named team MVP and best offensive player following both her junior and senior campaigns...Led Felix Varela to the district championship in 2006. PERSONAL: Enjoys collecting Snapple tops…Daughter of Carlos and Ileana Velasquez…Has two brothers, Val Ruiz and Christopher Velasquez…Majoring in finance…Born on February 3, 1990.


2010: Emerged as a regular late in the season, playing in 25 games and making 21 starts…Finished the season with a .328 batting average, 19 hits and 12 runs scored…Notched first collegiate hit and RBI with a RBI single against Lafayette on March 16…Lifted a two-run double in the second game of a doubleheader at Fordham on April 6…Scored a pair of runs in game two of a twinbill at Fairleigh Dickinson on April 21…Put together an eight-game hitting streak

from April 21-May 2, including hits in four consecutive at-bats from April 27-May 1…Belted first career home run, a two-run shot to dead center, in the Lady Jaspers’ 9-1 victory over Saint Peter’s in game two of a doubleheader sweep on May 2…Also had two RBIs in the first game against the Peahens... Went 2-for-3 in wins over Wagner (May 4) and Fairfield (May 8).

BEFORE MANHATTAN: A two-time all-section, all-county and allleague selection at North Rockland High School…Also played basketball, earning all-league honors three times and an honorable mention all-section nod. PERSONAL: Daughter of Thomas and Marianne…Has one brother, Anthony…Majoring in physical education…Born on April 26, 1991.

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2010: Came off the bench in 10 games…Made collegiate debut as a pinch runner in the season opener against Colgate (March 13) and scored a run…Recorded first collegiate at-bat as a pinch hitter against Fairleigh Dickinson on March 19…Notched first collegiate stolen base in game two of a doubleheader against Army on March 25…Scored a run in Manhattan’s 11-0 rout of Saint Peter’s in the first game of a doubleheader on May 2.

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BEFORE MANHATTAN: Selected New Fairfield High School’s Female Athlete of the Year as a senior…Earned All-State Class M honors following both her junior and senior seasons…Also named All-SWC in 2009…A two-time AllPatriot Division selection (2007, 2008) and a two-time all-area choice (2008, 2009)…Also ran cross-country and indoor track, earning All-SWC honorable recognition in indoor track.

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PERSONAL: Daughter of Robert and Stephanie…Has two brothers, Robert and Thomas, and one sister, Elizabeth…Majoring in education with plans to become an elementary school teacher…Born on September 30, 1991.


2010: Emerged as a regular in the lineup, playing in 46 games and making 40 starts in right field… Ripped a two-run single, her first collegiate hit, in the season opener against Colgate on March 13… Went 2-for-2 with a walk against Green Bay on March 15, then had another two-hit effort against Colgate the next day, going 2-for-3 with a run scored…Drove in a run in the Lady Jaspers’ 11-0 victory in the first game of a doubleheader at Saint Peter’s on May 2…Scored

nine runs…Made just one error in 58 defensive chances and recorded a team-high seven outfield assists. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Helped lead Immaculate Heart Academy to the 2009 league, county and state championships…Selected first team all-league, second team all-county and second-team allstate as a senior…Earned an honorable mention all-county

selection in 2008…Named second team all-league following both her sophomore and junior seasons after earning honorable mention all-league recognition as a freshman…Also played soccer. PERSONAL: Daughter of Robert and Angela…Has two siblings: brother, Robert and sister, Natalie…Majoring in education…Has volunteered as a youth basketball and softball coach…Born on August 21, 1991.

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2010: Made two appearances as a pinch hitter…Struck out in first collegiate at-bat against Fairleigh Dickinson on March 19…Also pinch hit in the first game of a doubleheader at Rider on May 1. BEFORE MANHATTAN: A threeyear letterwinner as a catcher, first baseman and outfielder at Brick High School…Chosen as Brick’s

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Offensive Player of the Year three straight times…Also won the Lady Dragon Award and Coaches’ Award…Also played basketball. PERSONAL: Daughter of Charles and Vicky…Has one brother, Charles…Majoring in sociology… Coached a baseball team during the summer of 2009…Volunteered with the Antlers, a teenage ver-

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sion of the Elks, from 2006-09, and helped organize handicapped dances and other children’s events…Born on November 2, 1990.


2010: Played in 21 games, making 20 starts behind the plate… Picked up first collegiate RBI with a bases loaded walk against Brown on March 18…Went a combined 3-for-6 in a doubleheader split with Niagara on April 18…Collected two singles in the first game of the twinbill with the Purple Eagles, her first collegiate hits…Had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 77 total chances…Threw out eight base runners attempting to steal.

BEFORE MANHATTAN: A two-time First Team All-Essex County and first-team all-area selection at Nutley High School…Selected Second Team All-Group 3 twice…Named first team all-league twice after earning a second team all-league nod as a sophomore…Led Nutley to the 2008 NNJIL title…Also played basketball, earning three varsity letters.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Patrick and Cynthia…Has one sister, Heather…Majoring in civil engineering…Interested in photography…Participated in Habitat for Humanity and helped raise money for a teacher’s child who had been diagnosed with cancer…Born on January 8, 1992.

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2010: Served as Manhattan’s primary pinch runner, coming off the bench in 28 games and scoring seven runs...Made collegiate debut against Tennessee-Martin on March 14…Scored a run in four of five games played from April 6-14…Notched first career stolen base in game two of a doubleheader at Stony Brook on April 14… Hit by a pitch in only plate appearance (May 2 at Saint Peter’s)… Also stole two bases and scored a

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run in that game…Tallied the Lady Jaspers’ only run in a 2-1 loss to Niagara in the MAAC Tournament on May 14. BEFORE MANHATTAN: A five-year letterwinner as a pitcher, infielder and outfielder at Ardsley High School…Earned four all-league selections and all-section honors three times…Named team MVP three straight years.

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PERSONAL: Transferred to Manhattan from the University of Charlotte…Daughter of Ronald and Norine…Brother, Christopher, plays baseball at Pace…Majoring in physical education…Born on April 5, 1991.


2010: Came off the bench in seven games…Made collegiate debut as a pinch runner against Columbia on March 14…Recorded first collegiate at-bat as a pinch hitter against Fairleigh Dickinson on March 19…Scored a run in Manhattan’s 8-5 victory in the second game of a twinbill against Albany on April 13.

BEFORE MANHATTAN: Served as team captain during both her junior and senior seasons at Clarkstown High School North…Named allleague three straight times and earned all-section honors in 2008…Helped team win league and section championships as a freshman…A three-time all-league selection in basketball…Also played soccer.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Glen and Colleen…Has one brother, Shaun, who played football at Marist and currently plays basketball for St. Thomas Aquinas…Majoring in secondary education…A member of Varsity Athletes Against Substance Abuse while in high school…Volunteered with Helping Little Hands for two years…Born on April 11, 1991.

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2010: Played in 31 games, making 24 starts…One of the more versatile players on the team, started 18 games at second base, five in right field and one at third base…Picked up first collegiate hit against Lafayette on March 15…Collected first collegiate RBI with a double in the Lady Jaspers’ 3-0 win over Army on March 25…Went 3-for-4 with a run scored in the second game of a twinbill with Iona on April 10… Scored three runs in the second

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game of a doubleheader at Rider on May 1…Also notched two hits in that game…Recorded an RBI in Manhattan’s 11-0 rout of Saint Peter’s on May 2.

ing each of her final three seasons…Won the Zapata Award as the team’s hardest worker all four years…Played club softball for the SoCal Wicked.

BEFORE MANHATTAN: A four-year starter at shortstop and center field at Sonora High School…Helped Sonora reach the CIF playoffs in 2008…Selected second team all-league three straight times and earned All-CIF recognition follow-

PERSONAL: Daughter of Jeffrey and Tammy…Has four siblings: brothers, William, Bryce and Mickey, and sister, Ginger…Born on March 12, 1991.

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BEFORE MANHATTAN: Named First Team All-State and all-conference, as well as Newtown Bee Female Athlete of the Year, after leading Newtown High School to the 2010 South-West Conference title…Selected First Team All-State by the New Haven Register and Connecticut Post as a pitcher in 2010 after being honored as a second baseman in 2008…Earned SWC Tournament MVP honors as a senior… A two-time Offensive Player of the

Year (2007-08) at Newtown…Won Newtown’s Defensive Player of the Year award in 2010…Received numerous scholar athlete awards… Also played basketball. PERSONAL: Daughter of Thomas and Nancy…Has one brother, Joe…Majoring in education…Born on April 29, 1992.

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2010 OVERALL STATISTICS Record: 25-23-1

Home: 8-8

Away: 12-7-1

Neutral: 5-8

MAAC: 9-7

BATTING STATISTICS Player

AVG GP-GS AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF

11 Rahey, Jaci

.409 47-46 137 22 56 12

0

10 58 98 .715 25

0

12

0 .494 2

33 Michel, Nicole

.352 45-44 142 15 50

8

1

8

30 84 .592 8

2

17

0 .390 2

17 Donnelly, Melissa .319 49-48 163 34 52 12

0

4

22 76 .466 16

2

21

6 Walraven, Kristin

A

E FLD%

0

0-0 113 7

3 .976

1

2-2 66 99

5 .971

2

5

20 86 .491 9

2

19

1 .387 0

3

3-3 59 91

8 .949

0 .351 2

4 10-15 85

3

2 .978

6

2

0

10 52 .377 14

6

28

1 .390 1

7

3-3 70

4

1 .987

21 Babcock, Amanda .328 25-21 58 12 19

1

0

1

9

23 .397 5

2 Sullivan, Erika

.255 32-31 47

4

12

0

0

0

1

12 .255 3

2

15

0 .400 0

2

1-1 50 21

6 .922

1

6

0 .314 0

6

1-4 59 39

4 .961

44 Murray, Kelly

.240 34-22 75

8

18

3

0

2

8

99 Rampino, Ashley

.198 37-29 96

8

19

2

0

4

27 .360 7

0

18

0 .305 0

0

2-3 15 35

5 .909

10 33 .344 11

1

16

2 .287 0

0

0-0 13 17

1 .968

27 Whitmore, Jocelin .197 31-24 61

8

12

2

0

0

2

8 Cascio, Melissa

.185 43-26 65

3

12

1

0

0

3

14 .230 5

0

11

1 .258 0

1

3-5 51 17

3 .958

13 .200 16

4

22

1 .372 1

2

1-1 188 9

2 .990

0 Berrios, Amanda

.174 20-3 23

1

4

0

0

1

88 Velasquez, Carla

.165 34-29 79

2

13

1

0

0

5

7 .304 1

0

5

0 .208 0

2

1-2

0

0 1.000

3

14 .177 3

1

10

2 .205 0

0

0-0 125 21

1 .993

23 McDevitt, Meghan .136 21-20 22

0

3

0

0

10 Keller, Jen

.131 46-40 61

9

8

0

0

0

1

3 .136 2

1

10

0 .240 0

0

0-0 57 20 0 1.000

0

3

8 .131 9

0

16

0 .243 0

0

0-0 50

7

3 Rodriguez, Kaitli

.000 18-2 8

5

0

0

4 Gallacher, Anna

.000 10-0 3

2

0

0

0

0

0

0 .000 1

0

3

0 .111 0

0

2-2

2

0 0 1.000

0

0

0

0 .000 0

0

1

0 .000 0

0

1-1

1

0 0 1.000

5 Leone, Heather

.000

2-0

2

0

0

22 Weaver, Megan

.000

7-0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0 .000 0

0

2

0 .000 0

0

0-0

0

0

0 .000

0

0

0

0

0 .000 0

0

1

0 .000 0

0

0-0

0

0

0 .000

13 Roemer, Michelle .000 28-0 0

7

0

0

0

0

0

0 .000 0

1

0

0 1.000 0

0

4-5

0

0

0 .000

Totals

.277 49-49 1356 204 375 60

5

35 185 550 .406 135 23 233 8 .350 8

Opponents

.267 49-49 1278 171 341 59

0

32 154 496 .388 136 20 168 9 .344 10 45 39-60 1013 402 56 .962

.314 49-49 175 35 55 12

1 Evangelista, Moni .304 48-48 138 28 42

SH SB-ATT PO

--------------

4

1 .983

28 34-47 1008 390 42 .971

LOB - Team (337), Opp (314). DPs turned - Team (17), Opp (20). IBB - Team (2), Rahey 2, Opp (3). Picked off - Donnelly 1, Babcock 1. (All games Sorted by Earned run avg)

PITCHING STATISTICS Player

ERA

SHO/ 2B

3B

2.48 12-5 24 20 10 4/2

0 121.1 120 46 43 22 44 27

0

9 455 .264 3

1

0

5

18

17 Donnelly, Melissa 3.07 7-12 26 20 12 3/1

2 137.0 137 70 60 55 84 17

0

14 533 .257 8

15

0

0

17

99 Rampino, Ashley

4.15

0/1

1 77.2 84 55 46 59 40 15

0

9 290 .290 13

4

2

5

10

Totals

3.10 25-23 49 49 27 9/2

3 336.0 341 171 149 136 168 59

0

32 1278 .267 24 20

2

10

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Opponents

3.54 23-25 49 49 26 4/0

3 337.2 375 204 171 135 233 60

5

35 1356 .277 16 23

6

8

28

2 Sullivan, Erika

W-L APP GS CG CBO SV

6-6 23

9

5

IP

H

R

ER

BB SO

HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

PB - Team (17), Velasquez 11, McDevitt 6, Opp (8). Pickoffs - Team (0), Opp (2). SBA/ATT - Velasquez (20-33), McDevitt (19-27), Rampino (16-26), Donnelly (18-25), Sullivan (5-9).

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2010 MAAC STATISTICS Record: 9-7

Home: 3-5

Away: 6-2

BATTING STATISTICS

MAAC: 9-7

Player

AVG GP-GS AB

R

H

11 Rahey, Jaci

.512 16-16 43

9

22

3

0

5

26 40 .930 14

0

2

0 .632 0

0

6 Walraven, Kristin

.417 16-16 60 15 25

6

0

3

10 40 .667 3

0

7

0 .438 1

1 Evangelista, Moni .373 16-16 51 13 19

1

1

0

3

22 .431 6

2

8

0 .450 1

1

2-2 21

33 Michel, Nicole

16

3

1

1

7

24 .545 4

1

6

0 .429 0

0

17 Donnelly, Melissa .340 16-16 53 12 18

3

0

2

10 27 .509 6

1

8

0 .417 0

1

1-1 18 30

2 .960

.364 14-14 44

3

2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO

A

E FLD%

0-0 36

0

1 .973

1 6-10 29

1

1 .968

1

1 .957

2-2 18 27

2 .957

-------------23 McDevitt, Meghan .375

0

3

0

0

0

0

3 .375 1

0

3

0 .444 0

0

0-0 25

3 0 1.000

27 Whitmore, Jocelin .333 11-7 21

8-7

8

7

7

1

0

0

1

8 .381 2

0

4

0 .391 0

0

2-2

8

1 .941

21 Babcock, Amanda .281 11-11 32

6

9

0

0

1

5

12 .375 2

0

10

0 .324 0

0

0-0 19

9

1 .966

2 Sullivan, Erika

.250 11-10 20

1

5

0

0

0

0

5 .250 2

0

3

0 .318 0

2

1-2 14 12

1 .963

8

8 Cascio, Melissa

.200 16-9 20

3

4

0

0

0

1

4 .200 8

1

9

0 .433 1

2

0-0 61

4

1 .985

44 Murray, Kelly

.174 12-7 23

1

4

1

0

0

1

5 .217 3

0

7

0 .269 0

0

2-2

4

17

1 .955

0 Berrios, Amanda

.154 10-2 13

0

2

0

0

0

0

2 .154 1

0

3

0 .214 0

0

1-1

0

0

0 .000

99 Rampino, Ashley

.148 12-7 27

1

4

0

0

1

1

7 .259 1

0

2

0 .179 0

0

0-0

3

4

0 1.000

10 Keller, Jen

.077 15-11 13

3

1

0

0

0

1

1 .077 2

0

4

0 .200 0

0

0-0 12

1

0 1.000

88 Velasquez, Carla

.050 11-9 20

1

1

1

0

0

1

2 .100 1

1

5

0 .136 0

0

0-0 50

6

1 .982

3 Rodriguez, Kaitli

.000

6-0

2

3

0

0

0

0

0

0 .000 0

0

2

0 .000 0

0

2-2

0

0

0 .000

5 Leone, Heather

.000

1-0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 .000 0

0

1

0 .000 0

0

0-0

0

0

0 .000

4 Gallacher, Anna

.000

4-0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0 .000 0

0

1

0 .000 0

0

0-0

0

0

0 .000

13 Roemer, Michelle .000 13-0 0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0 .000 0

1

0

0 1 .000 0

0

2-3

0

0

0 .000

22 Weaver, Megan

.000

0

0

0

0

0

0

0 .000 0

0

0

0 .000 0

0

0-0

0

0

0 .000

Totals

.310 16-16 452 80 140 19

2

13 67 202 .447 56

7

85

0 .392 3

7 21-27 318 123 13 .971

Opponents

.244 16-16 398 46 97

0

15 42 153 .384 50

5

67

7 .334 2

10 14-18 316 119

2-0

0

11

24 .948

LOB - Team (129), Opp (101). DPs turned - Team (8), Opp (4). IBB - Team (2), Rahey 2, Opp (1). (MAAC games only Sorted by Earned run avg)

PITCHING STATISTICS

SHO/ Player

ERA W-L APP GS CG CBO SV IP

H

R

ER BB SO 2B 3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP BK SFA SHA

17 Donnelly, Melissa 2.42

4-5 11

8

3

1/1

1 52.0 46 21 18 22 41

3

0

7 196 .235 2

4

0

0

6

2 Sullivan, Erika

2.62

3-1

8

6

3

0/2

0 37.1 36 15 14

13

7

0

6 142 .254 0

0

0

2

3

99 Rampino, Ashley

4.20

2-1

8

2

1

0/1

0 16.2 15 10 10 19 13

9

1

0

2

60 .250 7

1

0

0

1

Totals

2.77

9-7 16 16

7

3/2

1 106.0 97 46 42 50 67

11

0

15 398 .244 9

5

0

2

10

Opponents

4.19

7-9 16 16

8

1/0

1 105.1 140 80 63 56 85 19

2

13 452 .310 11

7

0

3

7

PB - Team (2), Velasquez 2, Opp (5). SBA/ATT - Donnelly (11-14), Velasquez (8-11), McDevitt (6-7), Rampino (2-3), Sullivan (1-1).

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2010 RESULTS Date Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 15 Mar 15 Mar 16 Mar 16 Mar 18 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 19 Mar 25 Mar 25 Mar 28 Apr 03 Apr 03 Apr 06 Apr 06 Apr 07 Apr 07 Apr 10 Apr 10 Apr 13 Apr 13 Apr 14 Apr 14 Apr 17 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 18 Apr 21 Apr 21 Apr 24 Apr 24 Apr 27 Apr 27 May 01 May 01 May 02 May 02 May 04 May 04 May 06 May 06 May 08 May 08 May 13 May 14

Opponent vs. Colgate# vs. Columbia# vs. Tennessee-Martin# vs. Lafayette# vs. Akron# vs. Green Bay# vs. Lafayette# vs. Colgate# vs. Army# vs. Brown# vs. Fairleigh Dickinson# vs. Hartford# ARMY ARMY at Columbia at Central Connecticut at Central Connecticut at Fordham at Fordham WAGNER WAGNER IONA* IONA* ALBANY ALBANY at Stony Brook at Stony Brook CANISIUS* CANISIUS* NIAGARA* NIAGARA* at Fairleigh Dickinson at Fairleigh Dickinson at Siena* at Siena* MONMOUTH MONMOUTH at Rider* at Rider* at Saint Peter’s* at Saint Peter’s* at Wagner at Wagner at Marist* at Marist* FAIRFIELD* FAIRFIELD* at Canisius! vs. Niagara!

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Result L, 4-7 W, 7-3 L, 0-4 W, 1-0 L, 5-8 L, 2-8 W, 6-2 L, 2-4 W, 1-0 L, 4-6 W, 8-0 L, 3-6 L, 2-4 W, 3-0 W, 8-5 L, 1-4 W, 7-6 (11) L, 0-7 L, 3-7 L, 0-1 W, 2-1 L, 1-8 L, 4-7 (8) W, 1-0 W, 8-5 W, 5-3 (11) T, 1-1 W, 5-1 L, 2-5 W, 3-1 L, 0-2 L, 3-4 W, 10-8 (8) L, 1-2 W, 10-1 L, 5-7 W, 6-5 (8) W, 12-0 L, 5-7 W, 11-0 W, 9-0 W, 3-2 W, 8-0 W, 2-1 (9) W, 6-1 W, 7-5 L, 2-5 L, 4-5 L, 1-2 (8)

Pitcher of Record Sullivan (0-1) Donnelly (1-0) Rampino (0-1) Sullivan (1-1) Rampino (0-2) Donnelly (1-1) Sullivan (2-1) Rampino (0-3) Sullivan (3-1) Donnelly (1-2) Sullivan (4-1) Rampino (0-4) Sullivan (4-2) Donnelly (2-2) Sullivan (5-2) Donnelly (2-3) Rampino (1-4) Rampino (1-5) Sullivan (5-3) Donnelly (2-4) Sullivan (6-3) Donnelly (2-5) Sullivan (6-4) Sullivan (7-4) Rampino (2-5) Sullivan (8-4) None Sullivan (9-4) Donnelly (2-6) Sullivan (10-4) Donnelly (2-7) Sullivan (10-5) Rampino (3-5) Rampino (3-6) Rampino (4-6) Donnelly (2-8) Rampino (5-6) Donnelly (3-8) Donnelly (3-9) Donnelly (4-9) Rampino (6-6) Sullivan (11-5) Donnelly (5-9) Donnelly (6-9) Donnelly (7-9) Sullivan (12-5) Donnelly (7-10) Donnelly (7-11) Donnelly (7-12)


2010 MAAC REVIEW 2010 MAAC FINAL STANDINGS (1) Canisius (2) Iona (3) Niagara (4) Manhattan Rider Fairfield Siena Marist Saint Peter’s

MAAC 13-3 13-3 10-6 9-7 8-8 8-8 7-9 4-12 0-16

Overall 34-19 28-26 22-22 25-23-1 16-31-1 24-22 14-37 10-35 2-34

MAAC Tournament: Iona 3, Niagara 1 (9 innings); Canisius 5, Manhattan 4; Iona 6, Canisius 2; Niagara 2, Manhattan 1; Canisius 4, Niagara 0; Iona 4, Canisius 1

ALL-MAAC FIRST TEAM

P: Caroline Main, Canisius P: Sarah Jackson, Iona C: Michelle Fridey, Canisius IF: Paige Freiberger, Canisius IF: Allyssa James, Iona IF: Melissa Donnelly, Manhattan IF: Teresa Healy, Niagara OF: Lizzy Gatto, Canisius OF: Lauren Hope, Canisius OF: Jodi Petersen, Iona DP: Jaci Rahey, Manhattan UT: Amanda Centeno, Rider

ALL-MAAC SECOND TEAM P: Amanda Baun, Canisius P: Erika Sullivan, Manhattan P: Julie DiMatteo, Niagara C: Melanie Gettins, Iona IF: Emily Helbig, Canisius IF: Tessa Earley, Iona IF: Nicole Michel, Manhattan IF: Nicole DiVirgilio, Marist IF: Maggie McDonald, Niagara IF: Shannon Jones, Siena OF: Meghan Borst, Fairfield OF: Jenna Baker, Niagara OF: Kristin Kill, Niagara DP: Eileen McCann, Niagara UT: Kristina Lingo, Fairfield

MAAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR Teresa Healy, Niagara

MAAC PITCHER OF THE YEAR Sarah Jackson, Iona

MAAC ROOKIE OF THE YEAR Jodi Petersen, Iona

ANACONDA SPORTS MAAC COACH OF THE YEAR Jamie Wohlbach, Iona

MAAC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

P: Caroline Main, Canisius P: Julie DiMatteo, Niagara C: Michelle Fridey, Canisius IF: Emily Helbig, Canisius IF: Allyssa James, Iona IF: Chelsea Sheehan, Iona IF: Nicole Michel, Manhattan OF: Lauren Hope, Canisius OF: Jodi Petersen, Iona OF: Kristina Walraven, Manhattan OF: Kristin Kill, Niagara

MAAC TOURNAMENT MVP Sarah Jackson, Iona

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SEASON RECORDS RUNS BATTED IN

HITTING BATTING AVERAGE 1. Stacy Cowen 2. Lisa Pigat 3. Stacy Cowen 4. Jennifer Drum 5. Lisa Pigat 6. Danielle Yearick 7. Jennifer Drum 8. Jennifer Drum 9. Jaci Rahey 10. Jennifer Drum

RUNS

1. Stacy Cowen 2. Jennifer Drum 3. Danielle Yearick 4. Jennifer Drum 5. Stacy Cowen 6. Kiera Fox 7. Danielle Yearick 8. Liz Strein 9. Stefani Gozdziewski 10. Holly Farmer Laura Riccardi

HITS

1. Stacy Cowen 2. Jennifer Drum 3. Stacy Cowen 4. Sue DelVecchio 5. Danielle Yearick 6. Jennifer Drum Liz Strein 8. Jennifer Drum 9. Julie Theret 10. Jaci Rahey

DOUBLES

1. Amanda Rogers 2. Jennifer Fisher Jennifer Fisher 4. Jennifer Drum Danielle Yearick 6. Melissa Donnelly Jaci Rahey Kristina Walraven Amanda Rogers Sue DelVecchio

HOME RUNS 1. Kiera Fox 2. Kiera Fox 3. Jaci Rahey 4. Nicole Michel Danielle Yearick 6. Candice Sheridan Jennifer Fisher Jennifer Drum Lisa Pigat 10. Jen McCracken Jennifer Drum

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1991 1993 1991 1992 1992 2006 1993 2006 2006 1991 1991

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2000 1999 1997 1994 1991 2010 2010 2010 1999 1993

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1. Danielle Yearick 2. Jaci Rahey 3. Kiera Fox 4. Sue DelVecchio 5. Jennifer Drum 6. Danielle Just 7. Kiera Fox 8. Jennifer Fisher 9. Danielle Yearick 10. Jennifer Drum Lisa Pigat

WALKS

1. Danielle Yearick 2. Danielle Yearick Laura Riccardi 4. Kiera Fox 5. Holly Farmer 6. Jaci Rahey 7. Margaret LaFex 8. Liz Strein Amanda Rogers Danielle Yearick Kerry Mohen

STOLEN BASES 1. Julie Theret 2. Kathy Luke 3. Leona O’Connor 4. Stacy Cowen 5. Julia Filos 6. Katie Bentz Kathy Luke Kathy Luke 9. Stacey Jack Lori Matturo

70 58 55 43 42 40 39 37 35 32 32

1991 2010 2006 1993 1993 2006 2005 1999 1993 1992 1982

32 31 31 30 26 25 23 21 21 21 21

1993 1991 1991 2006 1991 2010 2004 2006 2000 1992 1990

27 26 25 24 21 17 17 17 13 13

2000 1987 1987 1991 1982 2001 1988 1986 1987 1986

PITCHING ERA

1. Stacy Cowen 2. Julianne Soviero Candice Aulogia 4. Heather Marshak 5. Jillian Medea Heather Marshak 7. Carrie Wujcik 8. Jillian Medea 9. Carrie Wujcik 10. Carrienn Ciccone

APPEARANCES 1. Carrie Wujcik 2. Liz Pennino 3. Bethany De Brosse 4. Kristi Gelsleichter 5. Jillian Medea 6. Jillian Medea Stacy Cowen 8. Ashley Rampino Jillian Medea 10. Heather Marshak

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1.06 1.74 1.74 1.85 1.87 1.87 1.98 2.24 2.29 2.34

1992 2002 2001 2000 2004 1997 1995 2005 1993 1997

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1993 2007 1994 2005 2005 2004 1992 2009 2006 2000

GAMES STARTED 1. Carrie Wujcik 2. Bethany De Brosse 3. Stacy Cowen 4. Jillian Medea 5. Kristi Gelsleichter Jillian Medea 7. Jillian Medea 8. Heather Marshak Carrie Wujick Christine Spinna

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COMPLETE GAMES 1. Carrie Wujcik 2. Bethany De Brosse 3. Jillian Medea 4. Stacy Cowen 5. Jillian Medea 6. Carrie Wujick 7. Jillian Medea 8. Christine Spinna 9. Carrieann Ciccone 10. Heather Marshak Heather Marshak

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INNINGS PITCHED 1. Carrie Wujcik 2. Bethany De Brosse 3. Jillian Medea 4. Stacy Cowen 5. Jillian Medea 6. Heather Marshak 7. Jillian Medea 8. Liz Pennino 9. Carrie Wujcik 10. Christine Spinna

WINS

1. Carrie Wujcik 2. Bethany De Brosse 3. Stacy Cowen 4. Christine Spinna 5. Jillian Medea Jillian Medea 7. Carrie Wujcik 8. Stacy Cowen 9. Erika Sullivan 10. Heather Marshak Heather Marshak

STRIKEOUTS 1. Jillian Medea 2. Jillian Medea 3. Jillian Medea 4. Carrieann Ciccone 5. Carrie Wujcik 6. Liz Pennino 7. Ashley Rampino 8. Melissa Donnelly 9. Kara Husband Julianne Soviero

1993 1994 1992 2004 2007 2005 2006 2000 1995 1991

1993 1994 2004 1992 2005 1995 2006 1991 1997 1999 1998

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CAREER RECORDS TOTAL BASES

HITTING RUNS

1. Jennifer Drum 2. Danielle Yearick 3. Holly Farmer 4. Stacy Cowen 5. Lindsay Hill 6. Elizabeth Strein 7. Kiera Fox 8. Sue Del Vecchio 9. Laura Riccardi 10. Stefani Gozdziewski

HITS

1. Jennifer Drum 2. Sue Del Vecchio 3. Danielle Yearick 4. Jennifer Fisher 5. Amanda Rogers 6. Lindsay Hill 7. Stacy Cowen 8. Kristina Walraven Danielle Just 10. Elizabeth Strein

DOUBLES

1. Amanda Rogers 2. Jennifer Fisher 3. Sue Del Vecchio 4. Danielle Yearick 5. Danielle Just 6. Jennifer Drum 7. Kristina Walraven 8. Amanda Genovese Emily Lloyd Jennifer Maxwell

HOME RUNS 1. Kiera Fox 2. Danielle Yearick 3. Jennifer Drum 4. Jennifer Fisher 5. Jaci Rahey 6. Ashley Rampino 7. Melissa Donnelly Danielle Just 9. Melinda Whitaker 10. Nicole Michel Sue Del Vecchio Candice Sheridan

RUNS BATTED IN 1. Danielle Yearick 2. Jennifer Drum 3. Sue Del Vecchio 4. Jennifer Fisher Kiera Fox 6. Danielle Just 7. Lindsay Hill 8. Jaci Rahey 9. Holly Farmer 10. Kerry Mohen Amanda Rogers

173 158 116 111 94 92 91 89 88 86

243 197 190 183 170 167 160 150 150 149

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1. Jennifer Drum 2. Danielle Yearick 3. Jennifer Fisher 4. Sue Del Vecchio 5. Amanda Rogers 6. Lindsay Hill 7. Stacy Cowen 8. Emily Lloyd 9. Jen McCracken 10. Kiera Fox

WALKS

1. Danielle Yearick 2. Holly Farmer 3. Laura Ricciardi 4. Kerry Mohen 5. Amanda Rogers 6. Jennifer Fisher Kiera Fox 8. Margaret LaFex 9. Christina Buyea 10. Jaci Rahey

STOLEN BASES 1. Kathy Luke 2. Julie Theret 3. Katie Bentz 4. Kristina Walraven 5. Jennifer Drum 6. Elizabeth Strein 7. Stacy Cowen 8. Leona O’Connor 9. Amanda Rogers 10. Kiera Fox

396 344 296 272 264 250 248 244 239 233

99 70 65 61 60 59 59 58 52 50

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ERA

1. Stacy Cowen 2. Heather Marshak 3. Carrie Wujcik 4. Jillian Medea 5. Julianne Soviero 6. Carrieann Ciccone 7. Brianne Illanovsky 8. Erika Sullivan 9. Kelly Wiedenhaefer 10. Kara Husband

APPEARANCES 162 120 114 107 107 87 71 64 63 60 60

1. Jillian Medea 2. Carrie Wujcik 3. Elizabeth Pennino 4. Heather Marshak 5. Ashley Rampino 6. Kristi Gelsleichter 7. Kara Husband 8. Julianne Soviero 9. Melissa Donnelly 10. Carrieann Ciccone

1. Carrie Wujick 2. Jillian Medea 3. Heather Marshak 4. Kristi Gelsleichter 5. Carrieann Ciccone Christine Spinna 7. Melissa Donnelly Stacy Cowen Bethany DeBrosse 10. Julianne Soviero

98 94 83 60 59 59 51 51 51 50

COMPLETE GAMES 1. Jillian Medea Carrie Wujcik 3. Heather Marshak 4. Christine Spinna 5. Carrieann Ciccone Stacy Cowen 7. Bethany DeBrosse 8. Melissa Donnelly 9. Julianne Soviero 10. Candice Aulogia

INNINGS PITCHED 1. Jillian Medea 2. Carrie Wujcik 3. Heather Marshak 4. Carrieann Ciccone 5. Melissa Donnelly 6. Christine Spinna 7. Bethany DeBrosse 8. Stacy Cowen 9. Julianne Soviero 10. Elizabeth Pennino

78 78 64 44 42 42 41 31 27 22

655.1 618.0 533.1 376.2 343.2 339.2 338.0 328.0 325.0 322.1

WINS

PITCHING 30 22 18 17 12 11 10 10 9 8 8 8

GAMES STARTED

1.79 2.21 2.32 2.41 2.50 2.77 2.78 2.82 2.97 2.99

116 105 91 89 78 77 74 68 67 66

1. Carrie Wujcik 2. Jillian Medea 3. Stacy Cowen 4. Heather Marshak 5. Bethany DeBrosse 6. Christine Spinna 7. Melissa Donnelly 8. Erika Sullivan Carrieann Ciccone Julianne Soviero

STRIKEOUTS 1. Jillian Medea 2. Heather Marshak 3. Carrie Wujcik 4. Carrieann Ciccone 5. Kara Husband 6. Julianne Soviero 7. Melissa Donnelly 8. Elizabeth Pennino 9. Ashley Rampino 10. Kristi Gelsleichter

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55 43 38 36 35 33 21 18 18 18

514 255 245 238 219 209 187 183 165 154

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METRO ATLANTIC ATHLETIC CONFERENCE With 10 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference is in its 30th year of competition during the 2010-2011 academic year. The MAAC was founded in 1980 by six charter members: the U.S. Military Academy, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Iona College, Manhattan College and Saint Peter’s College. Competition followed one year later in the fall of 1981 with members competing in the sports of men’s cross country and men’s soccer. On January 2, 1982, Army traveled to Iona for the first MAAC men’s basketball game and the MAAC story had begun. Today, Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Loyola University Maryland, Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s College, and Siena College. In addition, associate members include the University of Detroit Mercy, Jacksonville University and Virginia Military Institute in men’s lacrosse. St. Francis (N.Y.) College, Villanova University and Wagner College are all associate members of the MAAC Women’s Water Polo League. Drake University, Robert Morris University and Sacred Heart University compete in women’s rowing, while the University at Albany, Boston University and the University of Hartford began competition in women’s golf in the spring of 2010. The MAAC will support 24 sports and championships during the 2010-2011 academic year. The MAAC Basketball Championships return to the Arena at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. for 2011, with Springfield’s MassMutual Center preparing to host the 2012-2014 championships. By having an excellent working relationship with various facilities, the MAAC has been able to attract a number of NCAA Championship events. Most recently, the MAAC, Canisius College and Niagara University successfully hosted the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds at the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. All three parties hosted the event in 2004 and 2007. The MAAC and Rider University co-hosted the 2009 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championship Regional at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., after recording the third highest attendance figure for the women’s championship with the First and Second Rounds in 2006. The MAAC and Rider will work together to co-host the 2011 NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa.

MAAC ASSOCIATE SPORTS

In June of 1995, the MAAC continued to develop opportunities for student-athletes as the conference announced the formation of the MAAC Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Leagues. The men’s league began competition in the spring of 1996, while the women’s league commenced in the spring of 1997. The men’s league consists of four MAAC schools -Canisius, Manhattan, Marist, and Siena – and three associate members – Detroit Mercy, Jacksonville and Virginia Military Institute. The women’s league consists of MAAC institutions Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Niagara and Siena. In 2002, the MAAC added the MAAC Women’s Water Polo League. The league is made up of three MAAC schools – Iona, Marist and Siena – as well as three associate members, St. Francis (N.Y.), Villanova and Wagner. Sacred Heart started participating in MAAC Women’s Rowing in the

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spring of 2008. Drake University joined the league for the 2010 MAAC Championship, while Robert Morris will begin competition in the spring of 2011. In the summer of 2009, the MAAC added three associate members – Albany, Boston University and Hartford – to women’s golf, with the programs starting competition against MAAC members Fairfield, Niagara and Siena in 2009-2010.

ACADEMICS AND ATHLETICS

The MAAC prides itself on the accomplishments of its studentathletes in the classroom, as well as on the field. Mary Beth Riley, a 1991 graduate of Canisius, was the first recipient of the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. In the fall of 1998, Erin Whalen, a member of the Iona women’s rowing team, was awarded one of the nation’s 32 Rhodes Scholarships for academic achievement and civic leadership. Jose Vargas, a Loyola student, was also awarded a Rhodes Scholarship in 1999. First-class facilities are the rule with MAAC schools, as teams regularly play in top-notch arenas, such as Madison Square Garden, the IZOD Center, HSBC Arena, Times Union Center, the Arena at Harbor Yard and the Sun National Bank Center. The other MAAC championships boast their share of outstanding locales as well, such as the Reverend Harold Ridley, S.J., Athletic Complex at Loyola, where both the men’s and women’s soccer championships will be contested in the fall of 2010, and Waterfront Park in Trenton, home of the 2011 MAAC Baseball Championship. This year, the MAAC will take its volleyball championship to Orlando, Florida, where it will conduct its post-season event at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. The MAAC Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will be held at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course. In the past several years, a number of the MAAC schools have also enjoyed success in NCAA Championships. MAAC schools have made a total of 75 NIT appearances and 45 NCAA appearances. In addition, Fairfield represented the league last season in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament while the Fairfield women participated in the Women’s Basketball Invitational. The MAAC currently possesses 13 automatic bids to NCAA Championships in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s lacrosse, and women’s water polo. In 2007, the Marist women’s basketball team advanced to the Sweet 16 before falling to the eventual National Champion, the University of Tennessee. Last fall, the No. 11 Iona men’s cross country team finished tied for eighth place at the NCAA Championship race, extended the Gaels’ streak to eight straight Top 10 national finishes. Canisius softball, Manhattan track, Manhattan and Marist baseball and Loyola soccer and lacrosse have also flourished on the national stage. The MAAC has also been a leader in the forefront of technology, expanding the notoriety of the league into cyberspace. In 2007, the league reached an agreement with JumpTV, Inc. to sponsor the MAAC web page. Launched in November 1999, www.maacsports.com has been a great success, providing fans with up-to-date contest results, multimedia content and an online merchandise store. The MAAC President for the 2010-2011 academic year is Rev. Jeffrey von Arx, S.J., the President of Fairfield University. The Vice-President is Dr. Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., the President of Saint Peter’s College. Ed McLaughlin, Director of Athletics at Niagara University, will chair the Committee on Athletic Administration, and Karin Torchia, Associate Athletic Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Rider University will serve as Vice Chair.


SHAWN BRENNAN

Associate Athletic Director Athletic/Academic Operations

STEPHEN DOMBROSKI

Assistant Athletic Director for Communication and Marketing

JOE CLIFFORD

Assistant Sports Information Director

DEBORAH GREGORY

Assistant Athletic Director/ Athletic Business Manager/ Senior Woman Administrator

KEVIN LEIGHTON

MEGHAN MALINOWSKI

ARIEL PESANTE

JENNIFER RIVERA

Athletic Travel Coordinator/ Head Baseball Coach

Compliance Coordinator

Sports Medicine Graduate Assistant

Assistant Athletic Trainer

ANDREW CORNICELLO

LINDSAY DARCY Academic Advisor

Operations Manager/Asst. Baseball Coach

DYLAN HOROWITZ

LAURA JACKSON

DR. SHAWN LADDA

Assistant Director of Sports Medicine

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Sports Medicine Graduate Assistant

TERESA MORAN

KERI MORRISON

Athletic Business Office Graduate Assistant/Ticket Manager

DOUG STRALEY

Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine

Compliance Graduate Assistant

RYAN DARCY

NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative

SUSAN PAPE Athletics Secretary

MILOS VUCKOVIC

Operations & Equipment Graduate Assistant

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Dr. Brennan O’Donnell is the 19th president of Manhattan College, having assumed the responsibilities of the position July 1, 2009. Dr. O’Donnell comes to Manhattan from Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham University’s oldest and largest school. As dean of Fordham College, he was the chief academic officer of a College of Arts and Sciences enrolling about 3,200 students under a faculty of more than 200. Before coming to New York, Dr. O’Donnell spent 17 years at Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University Maryland), where he served as a professor of English and, from 1999-2004, as director of the university-wide Honors Program. An active scholar, his teaching and research interests focus mainly upon poetry, especially of the British Romantic period, and on religion and literature, particularly contemporary American Catholic writers. He has authored two books on the poetry of William Wordsworth and co-edited The Work of Andre Dubus, a collection of essays published as a double issue of Religion and the Arts. In addition, Dr. O’Donnell has published articles, essays and reviews in some of the leading journals in his field. At Manhattan, he will continue to hold a faculty appointment, as he had at Fordham and Loyola, as professor of English. As the first president of the College not to be a member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Dr. O’Donnell is treading new ground at Manhattan College. He has experience in such transitions, however, as he was also the first layperson to serve as dean of Fordham College at Rose Hill. His publications and

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lectures demonstrate a keen engagement in issues of faith and education, specifically Catholic higher education. From 1994–2000, he served as editor of the national magazine Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education, and he was a member of the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education from 1993–2000. In addition, he has served as a board member for the Lilly Fellows Program and for Collegium, a consortium of Catholic universities that strives to strengthen faculty understanding of and participation in the mission of Catholic higher education. A native of Pennsylvania’s Wyoming Valley, Dr. O’Donnell earned his B.A. with highest distinction and Honors in English at The Pennsylvania State University in 1981, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. He earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in English and American Literature and Language. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, awards and honors. Dr. O’Donnell is married to Angela O’Donnell (formerly Alaimo), a poet and writer who teaches at Fordham, where she serves as associate director of the Francis and Ann Curran Center for American Catholic Studies. The couple has three sons: Charles (a graduate of Saint John’s University, Minnesota, and a teacher in the St. Paul, Minnesota, public schools), Patrick (a 2009 graduate of Columbia University, currently pursuing graduate studies in philosophy in Leuven, Belgium), and Will (a senior English major at Fordham).


A 1968 graduate of Manhattan College, Byrnes enters his 23rd year as director of athletics. Since his arrival back to Riverdale in May of 1988, Byrnes has presided over a renaissance period in Manhattan College athletics. During his tenure, the men’s and women’s basketball programs have earned eight NCAA Tournament bids (four women, four men). Additionally, the Jaspers have appeared in five postseason and preseason National Invitational Tournaments (NIT). Women’s soccer and men’s and women’s lacrosse began competition at the Division I level under Byrnes, and 14 different teams have won conference championships-men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s indoor track, men’s and women’s outdoor track, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, volleyball, men’s tennis, softball and baseball. In addition, to date, 26 student-athletes have received All-America honors for both athletic and academic achievements. Before returning to Manhattan, Byrnes spent 13 years with the Morrison-Knudsen Company, one of the largest engineering and construction firms in the nation. A native of Garrison, New York, Byrnes earned his undergraduate degree in physical education with a minor in biology. He also holds an M.B.A. from City University in Seattle, Washington. As an undergraduate, Byrnes was a member of the Jaspers’ club football team. Byrnes served as team captain and played both defensive tackle and

offensive end. He spent one season as an assistant coach and helped guide Manhattan to a 6-2 overall record in 1969. Upon graduation, Byrnes began a teaching and coaching career at Queen of Peace High School in North Arlington, New Jersey. He also served as the school’s director of athletics from 1970-73. Under his leadership, Queen of Peace registered state tournament appearances in baseball and basketball, while also capturing the Parochial “B” State Championship in football (1972). In addition to his responsibilities at Manhattan, Byrnes served two stints (1997-99, 2004-06) as president of the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Basketball Association, at one time the sponsoring body of the NIT. He also served on the NCAA Championship Committee in 1999-2000. He is currently the chair of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men’s Basketball Committee and the Committee on Athletic Administration, as well as a member of the ECAC Officials Negotiating Committee. In recognition of his years of outstanding contributions to Jasper athletics, Byrnes was inducted into the Manhattan College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2004. Byrnes resides in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, along with his wife, Rosemary. He is the father of five children: Bob, Carolyn (Manhattan ’97), Brian (Manhattan ’99), Darren and Brigid.

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