ABOUT THE NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE
The Northeast-10 Conference is an NCAA Division II conference that was established in 1979. The conference consists of 15 member institutions located throughout the Northeast in the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Vermont. The institutions that make up the Northeast-10 are Adelphi University (Garden City, N.Y.), American International College (Springfield, Mass.), Assumption College (Worcester, Mass.), Bentley University (Waltham, Mass.), Franklin Pierce University (Rindge, N.H.), Le Moyne College (Syracuse, N.Y.), Merrimack College (North Andover, Mass.), University of New Haven (West Haven, Conn.), Pace University (Pleasantville, N.Y.), Saint Anselm College (Manchester, N.H.), Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, Vt.), The College of Saint Rose (Albany, N.Y.), Southern Connecticut State University (New Haven, Conn.), Southern New Hampshire University (Manchester, N.H.), and Stonehill College (Easton, Mass.). The conference’s 15 member institutions are spread geographically from Syracuse, N.Y. to Waltham, Mass. and from Colchester, Vt. to Garden City, N.Y. Many of the members are located in or around the metropolitan areas of Albany, Boston, Manchester, New Haven, Worcester, and New York City. The Northeast-10 was proud to welcome the New Haven and Adelphi in the conference’s latest expansion, adding to the powerful union of strong academic and athletic institutions. The Northeast-10 has evolved into a membership committed to competitive athletics programs that emphasize the education, both on and off the field, of more than 6,000 student athletes. Among the many accomplishments of these institutions are NCAA Division II national championships in women’s basketball, women’s cross country, field hockey, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, women’s track and field, and men’s and women’s swimming and diving. Le Moyne claimed the 2013 NCAA Division II Men’s Lacrosse Championship last May with an 11-10 victory over Mercyhurst in Philadelphia.
The conference is coming off a successful 2012-13 season, as the Le Moyne men’s lacrosse team won the Division II national championship with an 11-10 over Mercyhurst at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pa. The UMass Lowell field hockey team, now departed for Division I along with the rest of the school’s varsity programs, advanced to the national title game in December 2012. The Adelphi women’s lacrosse, Merrimack field hockey and Saint Rose women’s soccer teams were all national semifinalists. Four Northeast-10 programs also made the national quarterfinals in 2012-13: Franklin Pierce baseball and men’s basketball, New Haven volleyball and So. New Hampshire men’s soccer. Individually, Southern Connecticut’s Amanda Thomas (pictured, right) won the national title in the 200 IM at the 2013 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. The win was her third in the event in as many years, as she graduated a four-time national champion and was twice named Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Championships. In all, 50 different Northeast-10 teams representing 15 conference institutions were selected to participate in an NCAA Championship during the 2012-13 academic year. Including cross country, swimming & diving and track & field appearances in NCAA Championships, a total of 80 Northeast-10 teams were national qualifiers. From the field of play to inside the classroom, the Northeast-10 honored a number of student-athletes for their academic accomplishments. Over 50 percent of all conference student-athletes earned a 3.0 GPA throughout the 2012-13 academic year and were named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll as a result. An astounding 138 student-athletes earned a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall before 184 reached the benchmark in the spring. The Northeast-10 also honored 247 student-athletes as members of its academic all-conference teams.
Southern Connecticut’s Amanda Thomas was named the 2013 NCAA Championship Swimmer of the Meet.
The Northeast-10 also remains focused on its community endeavors, as its fundraising donations for Make-A-Wish is more than any other Division II conference in the country the past decade. The conference also announced a formal partnership last fall with Team IMPACT, a non-profit organization that matches children with life-threatening illnesses with college sports teams. Currently, more than 35 Northeast-10 programs are currently matched with a Team IMPACT teammate. Through the establishment and enforcement of regulations, the conference aims to encourage policies that enable intercollegiate athletics programs to contribute to and be considered an integral part of the total educational offerings at our member institutions. The Northeast-10 can look to a long history of success including the growth from seven original member institutions to more than double its size 34 years later, the contention for and winning of multiple national championships, and the recognition of student-athlete performances off the field and in the classroom.
2014 NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
Wednesday, April 23 – First Round #6 Bentley at #3 Stonehill - 2:00 p.m. #5 Southern New Hampshire at #4 Saint Michael’s - 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 25 – Semifinals #4 Saint Michael’s-#5 So. New Hampshire winner at #1 Merrimack - 2:00 p.m.
#3 Stonehill-#6 Bentley winner at #2 Adelphi - 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 27 – Championship at highest remaining seed - 1:00 p.m.
#1 MERRIMACK COLLEGE (13-4, 12-0 NE-10) Name Year Alyx Barnes Sr.
Hometown / Previous School Portsmouth, N.H. / Portsmouth
Centerville, Mass. / Barnstable High
Portsmouth, R.I. / Lincoln School
Caracas, Venezuela/Colgeio Los Campitos
Caracas, Venezuela/Colegio Los Campitos
North Andover, Mass./North Andover
Head Coach: Peter Arsenault (Merrimack ‘06), First Season Assistant Coaches: Liam Hoare, Max Eppley, Andy Severance, Brian Reilly
#2 ADELPHI UNIVERSITY (12-5, 11-1 NE-10) Name Year Hometown / Previous School Gaby Adia Sr. Staten Island, N.Y. / Notre Dame Acad. Katarina Barborikova So.
Puchov, Slovakia/Spojena Skola Sportove Gymnazium
Bianca Bernal So. Locust Valley, N.Y. / Locust Valley Jennifer Ferguson
Franklin Square, N.Y./Sacred Heart Acad.
Flushing, N.Y. / Francis Lewis
Taylor King Sr. Roosevelt, N.Y. / Baldwin Charlotte Moreau
Lyon, France/Externat Sainte Marie Lyon
Head Coach: Michael Misiti (Fordham ‘07), Second Season Assistant Coach: Nikola Hubnerova
#3 STONEHILL COLLEGE (16-6, 10-2 NE-10) Name Year Hometown / Previous School Amanda DePasquale Fr. Londonderry, N.H. / Londonderry Analise Kump So. Falmouth, Maine / Falmouth Meryl Lawrence Jr. North Scituate, R.I./Mt. St. Charles Acad. Kaitlyn Martin Sr. Mattapoisett, Mass. / Medway Caitlin McKinney So. Braintree, Mass. / Braintree Bailey Paradiso So. Birmingham, Mich. / Marian Olivia Schneider Jr. Rochester, N.Y. / Our Lady of Mercy Lorraine Smith Fr. Littleton, Colo. / D’Evelyn Kirsti Toegemann So. Narragansett, R.I./The Lincoln School Head Coach: Pam Arpe (Principia, ‘72), 10th Season Assistant Coach: Ken Branco
#4 SAINT MICHAEL’S COLLEGE (11-7, 9-3 NE-10) Name Year Hometown / Previous School Hannah Benoit Jr. Mystic, Conn. / Saint Bernard School Erica Bundrick So. Mattituck, N.Y. / Mattituck Kayla Dowd Jr. Longmeadow, Mass. / Longmeadow Elizabeth Edwards So. Islip, N.Y./Saint John the Baptist Diocesan Nicole Kellogg Fr. Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake Marissa Landry Fr. Shelburne, Vt./Champlain Valley Union Caroline Martin Jr. Scituate, Mass. / Scituate Alexandra Sulkin So. Ipswich, Mass. / Ipswich Caroline Toutoungi Jr. Weston, Conn. / Weston Head Coach: Kevin Lizzo (Saint Michael’s ‘02), First Season Assistant Coach: Amy Berkman, Ryan Magee
#5 SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY (12-7, 8-4 NE-10) Name Year Hometown / Previous School Yolanda Green So. Springfield, Mass. / Longmeadow Jamie Hann
Westhampton, N.Y./Westhampton Beach
Bedford, N.H. / Bedford
New Hartford, Conn./St. Paul Catholic
Wading River, N.Y./Westhampton Beach
Meerbusch, Garmany/Georg Büchner Gymnasium
Head Coach: Greg Coache (Springfield ‘80), Seventh Season Assistant Coaches: Frank Campolo, Rebecca Roy, Brent Noury
#6 BENTLEY UNIVERSITY (8-10, 7-5 NE-10) Name Year Hometown / Previous School Kayla Anghinetti Fr. Seekonk, Mass. / Bishop Feehan Catherine Gianino So. Burlington, Mass. / Burlington Brittani Hetyei So. Vernon, N.J. / Vernon Township Lexie Hinrichs So. Franklin, Mass. / Ursuline Academy Alexis Mirski Fr. Feeding Hills, Mass. / Agawam Rachel Petrini Fr. Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand Emily Richard Fr. Scituate, Mass. / Scituate Maria Ruiz So. Santo Domingo, D.R./The Americas Bicultural Melanie Scott Jr. Southbury, Conn. / Pomperaug Susan Stowe Fr. Hebron, Conn. / RHAM Ludmila Yamus So. Deer Park, N.Y./Half Hollow Hills East Head Coach: Rick Edelmann (Saint Michael’s ‘87), First Season Assistant Coaches: Michael Kopelman
2014 NORTHEAST-10 CONFERENCE WOMEN’S TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
2013-14 Northeast-10 Women’s Tennis Final Standings
Conference Overall GP Record Win % GP Record Win % Merrimack 12 12-0 1.000 17 13-4 0.765 Adelphi 12 11-1 0.917 17 12-5 0.706 Stonehill 12 10-2 0.833 22 16-6 0.727 Saint Michael’s 12 9-3 0.750 18 11-7 0.611 So. New Hampshire 12 8-4 0.667 19 12-7 0.632 Bentley 12 7-5 0.583 18 8-10 0.444 New Haven 12 5-7 0.417 14 7-7 0.500 Assumption 12 5-7 0.417 18 6-12 0.333 American Int’l 12 4-8 0.333 12 4-8 0.333 Le Moyne 12 4-8 0.333 17 5-12 0.294 Saint Anselm 12 2-10 0.167 12 2-10 0.167 Franklin Pierce 12 1-11 0.083 13 1-12 0.077 Saint Rose 12 0-12 0.000 18 0-18 0.000 * Regular-Season Champion
Northeast-10 Women’s Tennis All-Time Championship Standings Team Yrs. W - L Pct. Semis Finals Titles Runner Up So. New Hampshire 9 12 - 6 .667 4 4 3 1 Pace 5 5 - 3 .625 3 2 2 0 Stonehill 14 19 - 12 .613 11 8 2 6 Saint Michael’s 14 15 - 14 .517 14 2 0 2 Bentley 13 11 - 13 .458 6 3 0 3 Adelphi 4 3 - 4 .429 1 0 0 0 Merrimack 11 6 - 9 .400 4 3 2 1 Le Moyne 7 2 - 7 .222 0 0 0 0 Saint Anselm 10 2 - 10 .176 1 1 0 1 Assumption 6 0 - 6 .000 0 0 0 0 Saint Rose 1 0 - 1 .000 0 0 0 0 New Haven 1 0 - 1 .000 0 0 0 0 Bryant * 9 14 - 4 .778 5 5 5 0 * Former conference member Updated through 2013 Championship
Northeast-10 Women’s Tennis Championship History Year 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
School Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield Springfield Stonehill Stonehill Quinnipiac Springfield Quinnipiac Quinnipiac Pace Pace Pace Pace
Runner Up - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bentley Merrimack
Score 5-2 5-3
Year School Runner Up 2001 Merrimack Bentley 2002 Merrimack Stonehill 2003-2004 * Bryant Saint Anselm 2005 Bryant Stonehill 2006 Bryant Stonehill 2007 Bryant Saint Michael’s 2008 Bryant Saint Michael’s 2009 Stonehill Bentley 2010 So. New Hampshire Stonehill 2011 So. New Hampshire Stonehill 2012 So. New Hampshire Stonehill 2013 Stonehill So. New Hampshire
Score 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-0 5-4 5-3 5-3 5-1 5-2 5-2 5-1 5-2
* Season moved to spring in the 2003-2004 academic year; prior to that the championship was held in the fall. Team vs. Team Tournament Format Began in 1999