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MAAC Championship @ Iona College Fri., April 29 N/A* Sun., May 1 N/A*

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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. .................................................................................................Nicole Solomos, D.O. 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 Women’s Lacrosse Office Phone........................................ 718-862-7842 Head Coach.........................Victoria Latino (Manhattan ‘08/First Season) Record at Manhattan.............................................................................0-0 Career Collegiate Record................................................................. same 2010 Record........................................................................................3-13 2010 Conference Record......................................................................1-5 Field (Capacity.............................................................Gaelic Park/2,000) Lettermen Returning/Lost....................................................................14/8

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

DIRECTIONS TO VAN CORTLANDT PARK From the South:

Driving Directions: Take Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) North, and proceed to the Van Cortlandt Park South Exit (Exit 11). Bear right and go back over the

Expressway toward Broadway. Make a right at Broadway. The Park will be on your right. The baseball field will be approximately 1/8 of a mile in from the first traffic light (no cars are permitted- you must walk).

By Subway: Take the “1” train to the last stop, which is 242nd street. As you exit the train, the campus will be on your left and Van Cortlandt Park will be on your right. From the North:

Driving Directions: New York State Thruway South (I-87) becomes the Major

Deegan Expressway when entering the Bronx. Continue south to Van Cortlandt

Park South Exit (Exit 11). Turn right at top of ramp then right onto Broadway. The

Park will be on your right. The baseball field will be approximately 1/8 of a mile in from the first traffic light (no cars are permitted- you must walk).

By Subway: Take the “1” train to the last stop, which is 242nd Street. As you exit the train, the campus will be on your left and Van Cortlandt 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 (Exit 11). Bear right, going back over the Expressway, and

make a right onto Broadway. The Park will be on your right. The baseball field will be approximately 1/8 of a mile in from the first traffic light (no cars are permitted- you must walk).

By Subway: Take the “1” train to the last stop, which is 242nd street. As you exit the train, the campus will be on your left and Van Cortlandt Park will be on your right. From the West:

Driving Directions: George Washington Bridge- Follow signs to Major Deegan

Expressway (I-87) North. Take to Van Cortlandt Park South Exit (Exit 11). Bear right, going back over the Expressway, and make a right onto Broadway. The Park will be on your right. The baseball field will be approximately 1/8 of a mile in from the first traffic light (no cars are permitted- you must walk).

By Subway: Take the “1” train to the last stop, which is 242nd street. As you exit the train, the campus will be on your left and Van Cortlandt Park will be on your right.

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

JOE CLIFFORD

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

DYLAN HOROWITZ

Sports Information Graduate Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Contact Office Phone 718-862-7728 Dylan.Horowitz@manhattan.edu

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2011 SEASON PREVIEW

PHELICIA VANOVERBEKE RIVERDALE, N.Y.- Under the guidance of former player and first-year Coach Victoria Latino and a veteran cast on both sides of the ball, the Lady Jaspers are looking to make big strides in 2011. “We have been working and focusing on the small details and the things we can control all preseason,” Coach Latino said. “We are all excited to get the season started; this is a new team and a new year.” Offensively, junior Chrissy Gutenberger and fellow classmate Elizabeth Dugan will team with a trio of seniors, Phelicia VanOverbeke, Julia Lavelle and Tara Convery, to give Manhattan one of the most potent scoring attacks in the MAAC. Gutenberger enters her third season with Manhattan needing just five goals (95 total) to become the seventh player in school history to reach the illustrious 100goal plateau. A Second Team All-MAAC selection in 2010 after recording 41 goals and eight assists, the junior will look to make top conference accolades in 2011. Alongside the third-year member up front, senior Julia Lavelle looks to continue her late-game heroics for the Lady Jaspers. Lavelle led the MAAC last season with three game-winning goals and finished with 21 points (16 goals) overall. In the middle, fourth-year constants Phelicia VanOverbeke and Tara Convery

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return to provide consistency and versatility between the blue lines. VanOverbeke, the team’s center, led the squad in draw controls (43) last season, while also adding offense (29 goals) and a gritty demeanor (28 ground balls) to the Manhattan roster. Convery, started 10 of the 15 games she appeared in, compiling strong numbers in goals scored (16), ground balls (20) and draw controls (19). Adding to the mix, junior Elizabeth Dugan is a threat to score on any rush up the field after tallying a career-high 14 goals as a sophomore. In her third season, BrieAnna Spatarella should see an increase in playing time after chipping in with four points and seven ground balls in 15 games played. While filling the void left by Lady Jaspers Caralyn Hickey and Helen Kerrisk will be a tall task, talented freshmen Maria Toscano and Kelsey Rehain should help immediately in that department and add depth after impressive high school careers. On the defensive side, Manhattan lost Second Team All-MAAC member Keri Morrison but welcomes back a slew of defensive stalwarts including seniors Kristen Brenner and Ashley McHale, and junior Breana Leonard. Newcomer Carly Eskenazi will get the starting nod from day one and gives the team added speed in their own zone.

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Brenner, was a force to be reckoned with in her own end as she recorded 34 ground balls and caused 16 turnovers last season. Classmate Ashley McHale tallied 33 ground balls and also created nine turnovers while starting 14 of 16 games. Emerging as one of the top shutdown defenders in the MAAC, third-year member Breana Leonard seems poised to build off her team-high 40 ground ball and 20 caused turnover performance in 2010. In net, sophomore Julia DiBernardo enters her second season as the primary goalkeeper for the Lady Jaspers. Starting every game in her first collegiate campaign, the netminder picked up three victories while making 129 saves in 16 contests. On the sidelines, Coach Victoria Latino and assistant Alicia Psillos take over the reigns after noteworthy playing careers for the Kelly green and white. Teammates from the 2005 Lady Jaspers squad which won the MAAC Championships and advanced to the NCAA Championships, the pair will be charged with bringing Manhattan back to contention in 2011. The season gets underway on Feb. 16th, when the Lady Jaspers head to Stony Brook, N.Y. for a 3 p.m. showdown with the Seawolves.


2011 ROSTER NUMERICAL #

Name

Pos.

Ht.

Cl.

Hometown/Last School

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Toscano, Maria

A

5-11

Fr.

Wyckoff, N.J. (Ramapo)

2

Eskenazi, Carly

M

5-4

Fr.

Kinnelon, N.J. (Kinnelon)

3

Kerrisk, Clare

M

5-5

Fr.

Keansburg, N.J. (St. John Vianney)

4

Rehain, Kelsey

A

5-3

Fr.

Suffern, N.Y. (Suffern)

5

DiBernardo, Julia

GK

5-5

So.

Loudonville, N.Y. (Shaker)

6

McHale, Ashley

M/D

5-1

Sr.

Kings Park,N.Y. (King Park)

7

Aloe, Maria

D

5-4

Fr.

Dix Hills, N.Y. (Half Hollow Hills)

9

Brenner, Kristen

D

5-2

Sr.

Stony Point, N.Y. (North Rockland)

11

Pribetich, Lauren

M

5-3

Fr.

Farmingville, N.Y. (Sachem East)

12

Leonard, Breana

D

5-9

Jr.

Bay Shore, N.Y. (Bay Shore)

13

Gutenberger, Chrissy

M

5-6

So.

Stony Point, N.Y. (North Rockland)

14

Timo, Jayne

M

5-8

Sr.

Holbrook, N.Y./(Sachem North/Suffolk CC)

16

Convery, Tara

M

5-5

Sr.

Carmel, N.Y. (Mahopac)

17

Dugan, Elizabeth

M

5-3

Jr.

Stony Point, N.Y. (North Rockland)

18

Branchini, Amy

D

5-6

So.

Slingerlands, N.Y. (Guilderland)

19

Spatarella, BrieAnna

A

5-2

So.

Rocky Point, N.Y. (Rocky Point)

20

Lavelle, Julia

A

5-7

Jr.

Mahopac, N.Y. (Stony Brook)(Mahopac)

21

VanOverbeke, Phelicia

M

5-5

Jr.

Grosse Point, Mich. (Grosse Point North)

23

Cristina Tarulli

A

5-0

Jr.

Miller Place, N.Y. (Miller Place)

HEAD COACH Latino, Victoria - Manhattan College 08’ (1st year)

ASSISTANT COACHES Psillos, Alicia - Manhattan College 08’ (1st year)

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Victoria Latino enters her first season as head women’s lacrosse coach at Manhattan College. A familiar face to the program after an outstanding four-year playing career (‘0508) with the Lady Jaspers, the Westwood, N.J. native brings a wealth of knowledge and coaching experience to Riverdale. Latino comes to Manhattan from the Tri-State Lacrosse Club in Hightstown, N.J., where she served as a Head Coach and

Alicia Psillos enters her first season as assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Manhattan College. Regarded as one of the top offensive players in Lady Jaspers’ program history, Psillos brings experience and a strong coaching resume to Riverdale. Psillos comes to Riverdale from the Long Island Wave Lacrosse Program in Nassau County, N.Y. (2010-11), where she serves as both a Head Coach and assistant for several club teams.

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Camps and Clinics Director in 2009 and 2010. Her responsibilities included instructing numerous summer travel All-Star lacrosse teams and assisting with the creation and setup of coaching and skill clinics throughout New Jersey. Along with her club experience, Latino has also worked in the high school ranks. For the past two years, she has held the position of assistant varsity coach at Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, N.J.

defensive play during her time with the Green and White, Latino was a constant figure in the lineup for Manhattan. A two-year starter, she played in 32-consecutive games during her junior and senior seasons. In 2005, she was an integral member of a Jaspers squad that won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Championships.

Known for tremendous leadership skills and strong

Adding to her knowledge at the high school level, the Plainview, N.Y. native worked as an assistant coach for Plainview high school’s lacrosse program in 2008. A four-year starter for Manhattan from 2005-08, she led the team in scoring three times during her career and garnered All-MAAC accolades in 2006, 2007 and 2008. During her senior season, she led the team with 42 goals and 29 assists to receive First Team All-MAAC honors. In her first season, she played a key part in leading the Lady Jaspers to a 2005 Metro Atlantic Athletic Tournament

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Championship and an NCAA Tournament appearance. The prolific attacker has cemented her status in Manhattan women’s lacrosse lure, finishing as the all-time assists leader and second all-time leading goal scorer.


ASHLEY McHALE

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5-1 – Senior – Defense – Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park 2010: Started 14 of the 16 games she appeared in… picked up a career-high 33 ground balls while adding five draw controls and causing nine turnovers… recorded four or more ground ball efforts vs. Louisville (2/20), Sacred Heart (2/21), Fairfield (4/18) and Niagara (4/23)… caused two turnovers vs. Marist (4/16).

2008: Appeared in 13 games, starting in 2... made her collegiate debut vs. Howard 2/21... tallied her first collegiate goal vs. St. Francis of PA. 3/19... also had two ground balls in game against St. Francis. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Was All-League and All-County Honorable Mention in high school. PERSONAL: Attained Honor Roll and High Honor Roll at King Park H.S.... parents are James and Annette McHale... siblings are3 Jim and Nicole...majoring in business... born June 19, 1989

2009: Started in 12 of the 16 games in which she played... picked up 21 ground balls and had 4 draw controls... caused 10 turnovers... had 3 ground balls vs. Louisville (2/22); vs. Niagara (4/3); Saint Francis of PA (4/19) and vs. Fairfield (4/24)... caused 2 turnovers vs. Iona (4/1) and Siena (4/17).

KRISTEN BRENNER

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5-2 – Senior – Defense – Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland 2010: Started all 16 games she appeared in… named to the MAAC AllAcademic Team for second consecutive season… compiled 34 ground balls, four draw controls and caused 16 turnovers… picked up four ground balls and created three turnovers vs. Sacred Heart (3/21)… recorded a season-high six ground balls vs. Siena (4/9)… finished the season with a five ground ball and two caused turnover-effort vs. Canisius (4/25). 2009: Started 14 of the 16 games in which she played... named to the MAAC All-Academic Team... picked up 13 ground balls...

had 4 draw controls... caused 10 turnovers...had season-high 4 ground balls vs. Marist (3/27)... also had 2 draw controls in the Marist contest... caused 2 turnovers vs. Louisville (2/22). 2008: Appeared in 10 games...tallied three ground balls and three caused turnovers... had season high two shots vs. Niagara on 4/18... posted season high two caused turnovers vs. Fairfield on 4/4 BEFORE MANHATTAN: Garnered All County and first team All Section honors while at North Rockland H.S… named an Academic High School All-American in 2006 and 2007... was her high school team’s Defensive MVP. PERSONAL: Named to both Honor and Principal Roll all four years of high school... member of National Honor Society, as well as Math, Science, Art and Social Studies Honor Society... parents are Karl and Lorraine Brenner... siblings are Eric and Melissa... majoring in education/math... born June 4, 1989.

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JAYNE TIMO

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5-8 – Senior - Goalkeeper – Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem North/Suffolk CC 2010: Appeared in three contests as a midfielder and backup goalkeeper in 2010… scored first career goal vs. Lafayette (3/31)… also saw action in contests vs. Navy (3/18) and Niagara (4/23). BEFORE MANHATTAN: Led Sachem North High School to the league championship in 2005, earning all-league and all-tournament honors in volleyball...As captain, named team MVP and all-county in

2006...Also chosen as one of Suffolk County’s Top 50 volleyball players in 2006...Earned the sportsmanship award in 2004 and most improved player honors as a freshman...At the club level, helped the Island Volleyball Academy win back-to-back regional championships in 2006-07...Also played lacrosse at Sachem North, serving as team captain twice...Selected to the Scholar Athlete Team in both volleyball and lacrosse. PERSONAL: Also a member of Manhattan’s women’s volleyball team...Daughter of Michael and Patricia...Has four older siblings: brothers Michael and Christopher, and sisters Jill and Brenda... Born March 24, 1989.

TARA CONVERY

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5-5 – Senior - Midfield – Carmel, N.Y./Mahopac 2010: Started 10 of the 15 games she appeared in during the 2010 season… one of the team’s top offensive threats, she recorded 16 goals, two assists and corralled 20 ground balls… picked up 19 draw controls and caused 13 turnovers… finished fourth on the team with 61 shots, including 41 on goal… went 5-for-11 in free position opportunities… notched two goals, four ground balls and eight draw controls vs. Iona (4/1) and LIU (4/13)… had a career-day vs. Niagara (4/23), compiling six goals and an assist while adding three ground balls… named a team captain following the conclusion of the season. 2009: Had her season cut short after 3 games due to an injury... in those 3 contests, she had posted 5 goals and 1 assist for 6 points... collected 2 goals vs. Lemoyne (3/1) and vs. Lafayette

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(3/4)... had 4 ground balls, 4 caused turnovers and 4 draw controls vs. Lemoyne (3/1). 2008: As a freshman, quickly proved herself to be one of the top offensive and all-round threats in the conference... named to the All-MAAC Second Team... started in all 14 games... was second on team in goals with 27 and third on team in total points with 29... took the second most number of shots on season with 76... topped the team in ground balls with 43 and draw controls with 37... third on team in caused turnovers with 10... scored first two goals of her collegiate career vs. Howard on 2/21... had season game high four goals vs. Siena 4/13... scored three goals or more in six games... had 8 ground balls against Wagner 3/1... picked up six ground balls vs. LeMoyne 4/11 and vs. Siena 4/13. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Named All-Section in 2005, 2006, 2007 and All-League from 2004-07 while in high school... played for the Hudson Valley Empire State Team in 2005 and 2006. PERSONAL: Named a New York State Scholar Athlete... parents are Peter and Luane Convery... has four siblings: Caitlin, Courtney, Kerry and Connor... majoring in International Studies.

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JULIA LAVELLE

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5-7 – Senior – Attack – Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac/Stony Brook 2010: Started all 16 games she appeared in during the 2010 season… named to the MAAC All-Academic Team for the secondstraight year… one of the best late-game threats in recent memory, she led the Lady Jaspers with three game-winning goals vs. Wagner (3/6), LIU (4/13) and Niagara (4/23)… tallied 16 goals and five assists to finish fourth on the team with 21 points… added 11 ground balls, 14 draw controls and six caused turnovers... compiled 52 shots, including 33 on goal… averaged 3.52 shots and 1.00 goals per contest… notched three-goal performances vs. LIU and Niagara… scored two goals in four different contests: Sacred Heart (2/21), Wagner, Siena (4/9) and Canisius (4/25)… recorded two ground ball outings vs. Sacred Heart, Lafayette (3/31) and Canisius.

goals vs. Lafayette (3/4) and vs. Robert Morris (3/20)... had 3 goals vs. LIU (3/8), vs. Wagner (3/10), vs. UC-Davis (3/24), vs. Marist (3/27) and vs. Canisius (4/5)... garnered 4 ground balls vs. St. Francis of PA (4/19)... had 4 draw controls vs. Canisius.

2009: Was a key offensive spark for the Lady Jaspers... named to the MAAC All-Academic Team... was third on the team in goals with 32 and was fourth on the team in points scored with 39... collected 22 ground balls, had 8 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers on the season... had 9 multi-goal games... netted 4

PERSONAL: Majoring in Communication... born February 3, 1989... was president of the student body in high school... member of National Honor Society... was named a New York State Scholar-Athlete... parents are Michael and Regina... older brother is Michael, has younger sister Caitlin.

2008: Was one of the team’s most valuable players coming off the bench, the team’s equivalent to basketball’s “sixth man”... came off the bench in all 14 games, yet was fifth on the team in goals with 21 and was tied for second on the team in assists with 4... took 45 shots... tallied a hat trick in her debut for the Lady Jaspers against Howard 2/21... also posted hat tricks vs. Saint Francis of PA. 3/19 and vs. Niagara 4/18... had a total of six multiple goal games... tallied game-winning goal vs. Long Island University 4/1. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Transferred from Stony Brook... while in high school was three-year varsity letterwinner... was captain her junior and senior years... named All-League for three years, All Section two years and was two-time Academic All-American... named to the North County News and Putnam County Courier All Star team two years... also played varsity basketball for two years and played varsity field hockey for three years.

PHELICIA VANOVERBEKE 5-5 – Senior – Midfield – Grosse Point, Mich./Grosse Point North 2010: One of the key leaders on and off the field for the Lady Jaspers… named to the MAAC All-Academic Team for the second consecutive season… started all 16 games during the 2010 campaign… finished second on the team in goals (29) and shots (85), while placing third in total points (34) and shots on goal (49)… second on the team in free-position opportunities (8-13)… led Manhattan in draw controls (43) while also adding 28 ground balls and 15 caused turnovers… tallied a season-high four goals vs. Marist (4/16)… recorded three-goal efforts against five different teams: Louisville (2/20), Wagner (3/6), UC-Davis (3/8), Lafayette (3/31) and Canisius (4/25)… notched six draw controls vs. UMBC (3/29) and Niagara (4/23)… 2009: An offensive force as a sophomore for the Lady Jaspers... named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team and also named to the MAAC All-Academic Team... was third on the team in goals with 35, second in assists with 13 and third in total points with 48...

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grabbed 32 ground balls, collected 20 draw controls and caused 10 turnovers on the season... started in all 16 games in which she played... had 12 multi-goal games... had a four goal game vs. Siena (4/17)...tallied six hat tricks during the season... had 5 ground balls vs. Louisville (2/22) and vs. Lemoyne (3/1). 2008: Made a big impact as a freshman... appeared in all 14 games, starting in 8... was sixth on team in goals with 18 and sixth in points with 20... was third on team in draw controls with 28... totaled 34 shots on season...tallied first collegiate goal vs. Louisville on 2/24... posted hat tricks vs. Long Island University on 4/1 and vs. Marist on 4/6... had six multiple goal games... picked up personal season-high 4 ground balls vs. Siena on 4/13. BEFORE MANHATTAN: Garnered first-team All State honors in 2006 and 2007, as well as honorable mention All-State honors in 2005 while in high school... named a Scholar Athlete all four years of high school... was All-Conference All Academic while in high school... was high school team’s captain her senior year. PERSONAL: Member of National Honor Society and Honor Roll in high school... parents are Kelli and Larry VanOverbeke... siblings are Natalie and Larry... majoring in biology... born September 4, 1989.

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BREANA LEONARD

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5-9 - Junior – Defense – Bay Shore, N.Y./ Bay Shore 2010: Started all 16 games of the 2010 season… picked up a career-high 40 groundballs, six groundballs and caused 20 turnovers as one of the MAAC’s top defenders… recorded a season-high seven ground balls, caused four turnovers and added an assist vs. UCDavis (3/8)… compiled four ground balls and caused two turnovers vs. Iona (4/1)… notched lone goal, picked up two ground balls and created a pair of turnovers vs. Siena (4/9)…

2009: Entered the scene to become one of the top defenders in the conference... named to the All-MAAC Second team... collected 33 ground balls and her 22 caused turnovers ranked third on the team... had season high 5 ground balls vs. Lafayette (3/4) and had 4 ground balls vs. Siena (4/17)... caused a season high 6 turnovers vs. Lafayette (3/4) and had 4 caused turnovers vs. Siena (4/17)... had her first collegiate assist vs. Niagara (4/3). BEFORE MANHATTAN: Was All County senior year in high school... named All County honorable mention, All Tournament her junior year... All League selection sophomore year... was also an All-Conference soccer player in high school. PERSONAL: Born May 2, 1990... majoring in elementary education... parents are Brian and Michele... has sister Alyssa... was a peer AIDS educator in high school and also a Service Honor Society member 10th-12th grade.

ELIZABETH DUGAN

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5-3 – Junior - Midfield – Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland/Rockland CC 2010: Started in 14 of the 16 contests she played in during 2010… a versatile wing for the Lady Jaspers, she compiled a career-high 14 goals, while adding 22 ground balls and 29 draw controls… 23 of her 27 shots were on goal (.852%)… went 2-for-7 in free position opportunities… scored a career-best three goals vs. UC-Davis (3/8)… pitched in two-goal efforts vs. Navy (3/18) and LIU (4/13)… had four draw controls vs. Sacred Heart (2/21) and Marist (4/16)… picked up four ground balls vs. LIU and Fairfield (4/18).

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2009: Started in 13 of the 16 games in which she played and proved to be an important midfielder on the squad... her 32 draw controls were tops on the team... tallied 7 goals on the season and also collected 26 ground balls and caused 16 turnovers... scored her first collegiate goal vs. LIU (3/8)... had two goals vs. Robert Morris (3/20)... had 4 ground balls in LIU contest and 4 in game vs. Saint Francis of PA (4/19)... had 4 draw controls vs. Wagner (3/10), vs. Fairfield (3/29) and vs. Iona (4/1)... had 3 caused turnovers vs. LIU. BEFORE MANHATTAN: A top player at North Rockland H.S... named to the All-Journal News women’s lacrosse team... also named to All-Section team... was team captain of the high school team... also lettered in soccer in high school. PERSONAL: Born March 17, 1990... majoring in physical education...parents are Katherine and Michael... has two brothers, Michael and John.

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CHRISSY GUTENBERGER

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5-6 – Junior - Attack – Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland 2010: One of the most prolific scorers in program history, she will enter her third season needing just five goals to join the illustrious 100-goal plateau... started 12 of the 14 games she appeared in during the 2010 campaign… Named an All-MAAC Second Team member after registering a team-high 41 goals to go along with eight assists, 24 draw controls and 15 ground balls… topped all Manhattan players with 49 total points… finished the season with 87 shots, including 73 on goal (.839%) to lead the Lady Jaspers attack… averaged 3.50 points per game and 2.93 goals per contest… compiled nine multi-goal games out of 14 played… recorded five goal efforts vs. Sacred Heart (2/21), LIU (4/13) and Niagara (4/20)… scored four goals in four different contests: Wagner (3/6), UC-Davis (3/8), Siena (4/9) and Fairfield (4/18)… notched a season-high eight points (5G, 3A) while collecting 10 shots vs. LIU (4/13)…

MAAC Rookie of the Week three times during the season... led the MAAC with 4.33 points per game and was second in the conference in goals per game with 3.40 per contest... had teamleading 54 goals and team leading 14 assists for 68 points... scored 3 game-winning goals on the season... was third on the team in draw controls with 25... was second on the team in caused turnovers with 23... picked up 29 ground balls... took a team leading 122 shots... had 14 multi-goal games out of the 16 games she played... had season high 6 goals vs. Niagara (4/3)... had 5 goal games vs. UC-Davis (3/24) and vs. Saint Francis of PA on 4/19. had 3 goals in the MAAC semi-final contest vs. Fairfield (4/24). BEFORE MANHATTAN: Was All America honorable mention and All State in high school... was also named All Section, All County, All League for North Rockland... second leading all-time points leader at North Rockland with 233 (170 goals and 63 assists)... was a four-year letter winner... was also a two-time player-of-the-year in field hockey. PERSONAL: Born May 20, 1990... majoring in education... parents are Eric and Pat... has brother Karl and sisters Kaitlyn, Kerri... is an Irish step dancing teacher.... Is a pee-wee lacrosse team coach.

2009: Came on the scene and instantly became on of the top players in the region... was named the MAAC Rookie of the Year and was named to the All-MAAC First Team... was named

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5-2 – Junior – Attack – Rocky Point, N.Y./Rocky Point 2010: Started 11 of the 15 games she appeared in during the 2010 season… named to the MAAC AllAcademic Team… registered three goals and an assist while taking 10 shots… picked up seven ground balls and caused two turnovers… recorded first goal of season vs. Wagner (3/6)… had a season-high two goals and an assist vs. Lafayette (3/31)… added two ground balls and a caused turnover vs. Brown (4/11).

2009: Sparked the Lady Jasper attack coming on as a freshman... had 8 goals and 4 assists for 12 points... also collected 10 ground balls, grabbed 11 draw controls on the season... started 14 of the 14 games in which she played... scored her first collegiate goal vs. LIU on 3/8... tallied a hattrick vs. St. Francis of PA (4/19)... collected 4 ground balls in St. Francis of PA contest... had 4 draw controls vs. Canisius (4/5). BEFORE MANHATTAN: Was a two-time Academic AllAmerican, All tournament, All-League player while in high school... was a four-year letterwinner while at Rocky Point H.S. PERSONAL: Born November 14, 1990... majoring in communication... parents are Salvatore and Eileen... has brother Sal, who plays on the Manhattan College men’s lacrosse team, and sister Jenelle, who played lacrosse at Wagner College.

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JULIA DIBERNARDO

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5-5 – Sophomore – Goalkeeper – Loudonville, N.Y./Shaker 2010: Started all 16 games of the 2010 women’s lacrosse season... recorded three victories and 13 losses to go along with 129 saves as the team’s primary goalkeeper... made 16 saves in her collegiate debut vs. Louisville (2/20)... picked up first NCAA victory vs. Wagner (3/6)... recorded six saves in win vs. LIU (4/13)... made 14 saves in first MAAC victory vs. Niagara (4/23).

BEFORE MANHATTAN: Lettered for 3 years in high school. PERSONAL: Born April 6, 1991... parents are George and Karin DiBernardo... has brother, Michael and sister, Chelsea... majoring in biology.

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5-4 – Sophomore – Defense – Dix Hills, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills 2010: Appeared in four games during the 2010 campaign… recorded first-career ground ball vs. Lafayette (3/31)… notched a draw control vs. Marist (4/16)… picked up a ground ball in victory vs. Niagara (4/23)…

BEFORE MANHATTAN: A 3-year varsity performer in high school... won the Unsung Hero Award here senior year... also won the Best Athlete of the Year Award. PERSONAL: Born June 27, 1991... parents are Mario and Rita Aloe... has brothers Salvator and Rocco... majoring in biology.

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5-6 – Sophomore – Defense – Slingerlands, N.Y./Guilderland 2010: Appeared in four games for the Lady Jaspers in 2010… picked up two ground balls in contest vs. Lafayette (3/31)… also saw game action vs. Marist (4/16), Fairfield (4/18) and Niagara (4/23). BEFORE MANHATTAN:

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High school team was 2009 runner-up in Class AA New York State finals... team was 3-year Suburban and Section 2 champions... was 2009 Brine Choice Unsung Hero award winner at state championships... was a Suburban Council 1st Team All Star... selected as a US LAX Academic All-American... picked as a Times-Union 1st Team All-Star... also played field hockey. PERSONAL: Born September 2, 1991... parents are Robert and Teri Branchini... has sisters Nicole and Lauren... majoring in communication.

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MARIA TOSCANO

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5-11 – Freshman - Attack – Wyckoff, N.J./ Ramapo BEFORE MANHATTAN: Four-year letterwinner for Ramapo high school lacrosse program... also a member of the basketball and soccer teams.

PERSONAL: Born January 2, 1992... parents are Peter and Donna Tuscano... has sister, Francesca... majoring in exercise science.

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5-4 – Freshman – Midfield – Kinnelon, N.J./Kinnelon BEFORE MANHATTAN: Named First Team AllCounty and All-Conference as a junior on the Kinnelon high school lacrosse team... earned Second Team All-Conference accolades during senior season. also a member of the soccer team.

PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1992... parents are Mike and Jill Eskenazi... has brothers are Josh and Ryan... majoring in exercise science.

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5-5 – Freshman – Attack – Keansburg, N.J./St. John’s Vianney BEFORE MANHATTAN: Scored more than 100 goals in career at St. John Vianney High School... named First Team All-Shore as a senior... four-time Honor Roll selection... member of the Asbury Park Press’s Scoreboard Leaders.

PERSONAL: Born January 16, 1992... parents are Sean and Shelagh Kerrisk... has three sisters, Helen, who is a senior on the women’s lacrosse team, Judith and Shelagh... majoring in exercise science...

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KELSEY REHAIN

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5-3 – Freshman – Attack – Suffern, N.Y./Suffern BEFORE MANHATTAN: Earned All-County and AllSection accolades during final two seasons as a member of the Suffern high school lacrosse program... served as captain during junior and senior season... All-Valley Regional Team in 2009... participated in 2008 Empire State Games.

PERSONAL: Born October 26, 1992... parents are Milton and Diana Rehain... has sisters Julianne and Brittany... majoring in physical education.

LAUREN PRIBETICH

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5-3 – Freshman – Midfield – Farmingville, N.Y./Sachem East BEFORE MANHATTAN: Four-year lacrosse letterwinner and an AllCounty and All-Division selection at Sachem East high school... played point guard on the basketball team.

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PERSONAL: Born April 7, 1992... parents are John and Doreen Pribetich... has sister, Lisa... majoring in allied health.

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TEAM RECORDS GOALS

ALL-TIME TOP 10 SCORERS

Game: 9, Lori Graham (vs. Mercyhurst, 3/22/97) Season: 56, Lori Graham (1997) Career: 196, Lori Graham (1997-2000)

POINTS

ASSISTS

1. 2. 3. 3. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Game: 7, Brenna Tinari (at CCSU, 4/18/06) Season: 29, Alicia Psillos (2008) Career: 68, Alicia Psillos (2005-2008)

POINTS Game: Season: Career:

11 (6 g, 5 a), Lori Graham (vs. Marist, 5/1/98)9999 11 (5 g, 6 a), Jess Sofsian (vs. Marist, 5/1/98) 71 (42 g, 29 a), Alicia Psillos (2008) 261, Lori Graham (1997-2000)

CAUSED TURNOVERS Game: Season: Career:

GOALS

9, Elizabeth Tiffany (vs. LeMoyne, 4/18/99) 82, Moira Muthig (2000) 142, Elizabeth Tiffany (1998-2001)

GROUND BALLS

Game: 10, Daphney Mickle (vs. Hofstra, 4/21/98), Keri Morrison (vs. Siena, 4/13/2008) Season: 79, Lori Graham (1997) Career: 190, Lori Graham (1997-2000)

SAVES Game: Season: Career:

20, Daphne Mickle (vs. Mt. St. Mary’s, 4/13/97; vs. Connecticut, 4/27/97) 20, Ashley Devins (vs. Marist, 4/29/05) 218, Ashley Devins (2004) 670, Maegan Cosgrove (1999-2002)

LOWEST GOALS-AGAINST AVERAGE

Season (min. 50% minutes played): 8.71, Maegan Cosgrove (2000) Career (min. 1,500 minutes): 8.689, Maegan Cosgrove (1999-2001)

HIGHEST SAVE PERCENTAGE

Season (min. 50% minutes played): 57.94%, Daphne Mickle (1997) Career (min. 1,500 minutes): 55.85%, Daphne Mickle (1997-1998)

ROOKIE RECORDS MOST GOALS BY A ROOKIE: Game: Season:

6 by Chrissy Gutenberger (vs. Niagara 4/3/09) 54 by Chrissy Gutenberger (2009)

MOST ASSISTS BY A ROOKIE: Game: Season:

5, Rory Maguire (vs. Canisius, 3/27/99) 18, Rory Maguire (1999)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

ASSISTS 1 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 7. 9. 10.

Lori Graham (1997-01) Alicia Psillos (2005-08) Mary Dudek (2002-05) Victoria Carman (2002-05) Jenny Carman (2004-07) Rory Maguire (1999-02) Caralyn Hickey (2007-10) Molly Pheterson (2003-06) Chrissy Gutenberger (2009- ) Melissa Medina (1999-02)

261 187 148 148 128 127 125 122 117 114

Lori Graham (1997-01) Alicia Psillos (2005-08) Mary Dudek (2002- 05) Victoria Carman (2002-05) Molly Pheterson (2003-06) Caralyn Hickey (2007-10) Chrissy Gutenberger (2009-) Jenny Carman (2004-07) Rory Maguire (1999-02) Nora Jacquette (2001-04)

196 119 114 109 108 101 95 92 86 77

Alicia Psillos (2005-2008) Lori Graham (1997-2001) Melissa Medina (1999-2002) Rory Maguire (1999-2002) Victoria Carman (2002-05) Jenny Carman (2004-07) Jamie Carter (2002-05) Brenna Tinari (2004-07) Mary Dudek (2002-05) Jess Sofsian (1997-98

68 65 44 41 39 36 35 35 34 32

TEAM RECORDS

Most Wins: 11 (2004, 2009) Most League Wins: 6 (2005) Most Consecutive Wins: 5 (2004)

MOST GOALS: Game: Season:

23, Howard (3/13/07) 210 (2009)

FEWEST GOALS ALLOWED: Game: Season:

1, Manhattanville (3/19/97) 122 (2000)

MOST POINTS BY A ROOKIE: Game: Season:

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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.

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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).

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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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2011 Manhattan Women's Lacrosse Media Guide  

2011 Manhattan Women's Lacrosse Media Guide

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