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2011 Norwich Women’s Rugby 2011 Schedule

Table of Contents Date Aug. 27 Sept. 3-4 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29

About Norwich University...........................................2 Athletic Department Staff............................................3 Sports Information Dept..............................................4 Norwich Coaching Staff........ ......................................5 2011 Season Preview.................................................6-7 2011 Norwich Roster...................................................8 2011 Player Profiles................................................9-19

Quick Facts Location..................................................Northfield, Vt. Nickname............................................................Cadets Colors...................................................Maroon & Gold Affiliation........................................NCAA Division III Conference..........................................................GNAC President.....................................Dr. Richard Schneider VP/Commandant of Cadets.........BG Rick Van Arnam Dean of Student Affairs..........................Martha Mathis Athletic Director................................Anthony Mariano Assoc. A.D./SWA..................................Amanda Cuiffo Head Athletic Trainer..............................David Botelho Equipment Manager..................................Scott Mullen

Opponent Time/Result BURLINGTON 10:00 AM at Montreal Irish Tournament 11:30 AM at Bryant * 2:00 PM NEW HAMPSHIRE * 1:30 PM RHODE ISLAND * 2:00 PM at Coast Guard * 1:00 PM at Vermont * 1:00 PM NERFU TBA NERFU TBA

Home games in BOLD CAPS * Indicates North-East League contest

Rugby Information Head Coach.................................................Austin Hall Assistant Coach............................................Amie Young Home Field ..........................NU Dog River Rugby Pitch

Sports Information Sports Information Director......................Mark Adkins Adkins’ Direct Line...............................802-485-2160 Adkins’ Primary Men’s Rugby Contact..................Mark Adkins Sports Information FAX..........................802-485-2161

(Sr.) Katie Hathaway ­ Flanker Credits The 2011 Norwich women’s rugby media guide is an official publication of the Norwich University Sports Information Office. The guide was written and designed by Derek Dunning. Editorial assistance by Mark Adkins. Photography supplied by Jennifer Langille.


About Norwich University Founded in 1819 by Captain Aldridge Partridge, Norwich University is nestled in the Green Mountains in Northfield, Vermont. Norwich is the nation’s oldest private military college. Today Norwich University offers educational opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students. The undergraduate experience offers a choice of being in the Corps of Cadets or as a civilian student. Both lifestyles are integrated within the classroom, athletic teams and student organizations. Norwich’s undergraduate student population of 2200 hail from 40 different states and 20 foreign countries. Eightyone percent of the 157 faculty hold terminal degrees. Norwich boasts a student to faculty ratio of 14:1 and is proud of its long tradition of excellence in teaching and personal attention given to students. Thirty academic programs, including a teacher/education licensure program, and four ROTC programs are offered. Norwich is the birthplace of the ROTC program due to the innovative educational methods of Alden Partridge. As an NCAA Division III school, the University sponsors varsity athletic competition in men’s and women’s ice hockey, football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s cross country, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, women’s volleyball, wrestling, men’s tennis and men’s and women’s swimming and diving, as well as men’s and women’s rugby. On campus Norwich offers 80 clubs and organizations including academic and professional societies, special interest clubs and a range of religious, military and community service organizations. Under its School of Graduate Studies, Norwich offers 10 online graduate degrees at the Master’s level and one certificate program. Enrollment in the graduate school is 1200 students. Norwich University is located in Northfield, Vt., just 15 miles from Montpelier, the state capital.

Athletics Directory Director of Intercollegiate Athletics: Tony Mariano


Associate Director of Athletics: Amanda Cuiffo


Administrative Assistant: Cathy Diego


Sports Information Director: Mark Adkins Asoc: Charlie Crosby Asst: Derek Dunning Intern: Matt Albury

485-2160 485-2011 485-2902 485-2241

Head Athletic Trainer: David Botelho, ATC Asst: Kristen Scott, ATC Asst: Joe Martinez, ATC Asst: Nikki Therrien ATC

485-2236 485-2236 485-2236 485-2236

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Jeff Kruger


Equipment Manager: Scott Mullen Asst: Brent Maxfield

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Varsity Coaches Notable Alumni Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, USA (Ret.) ’59 US Army Chief of Staff, 1991-95 Pierson G. Mapes ’59 Former President, NBC Television Douglas M. McCracken ’70 Former CEO, Deloitte Consulting Brig. Gen Jesus A. Manguel, USA ’59 Chief Operating Officer, National Industries for the Blind Maj. Gen. Russell Todd, USA ’50 President Emeritus, Norwich Univ. William N. Preismeyer ’67 CEO, Cymbet Corporation; Former CFO, Jostens, Inc. Jay. S. Witzel ’70 President & CEO, Carlson Hotels Emily Caruso ’00 Member, U.S. Shooting Team for 2004 & 2008 Olympic Games Allen Doyle ’71 Two-time U.S. Senior Open Champion


Baseball: John Rhoades


Men’s Basketball: Paul Booth


Women’s Basketball: Mark Zacher 485-2229 Cross Country: Nick Cooper


Football: Mark Murnyack


Men’s Ice Hockey: Mike McShane 485-2242 Women’s Ice Hockey: Mark Bolding485-2302 Men’s Lacrosse: Neal Anderson


Women’s Lacrosse: Beth Van Parys 485-2847 Men’s Rugby: Bob Weggler


Women’s Rugby: Austin Hall


Men’s Soccer: Kyle Dezotell


Women’s Soccer: Beth Van Parys


Softball: Greg McGrath


Swimming & Diving: Laura Dunn


Men’s Tennis: Kyle Dezotell


Volleyball: Amanda Cuiffo


Wrestling: John Hartupee


Norwich Athletic Department Anthony Mariano

Amanda Cuiffo

Director of Athletics

Associate Director of Athletics Senior Women’s Administrator

Well into his fourth decade of service to Norwich University, Tony Mariano continues to provide leadership to a Norwich athletics program that has attained unprecedented levels of success. The 2003-04 season was arguably the finest in school history as all 16 varsity sports teams competed in postseason action, highlighted by the football team's first bowl game appearance in 20 years, and the men's ice hockey team competing in its sixth Division III "Frozen Four." Additionally, the Norwich men's rugby team qualified for the 16-team USA Rugby Collegiate Championship for the first time in program history. Mariano is in his 19th year as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, after spending his first 16 seasons in Northfield as a coach. He was head men's soccer coach from 1978-84, before being named head men's ice hockey coach in 1982. Under Mariano's guidance, the Norwich men's ice hockey team made its first postseason appearance in 1984, and went on to appear in seven ECAC tournaments and earn two NCAA Championship berths. Mariano stepped down as head coach in 1992 when he assumed his current duties as athletic director. Mariano is a 1974 graduate of St. Lawrence University with a degree in physical education. He received his master's degree from Norwich in 1975. Tony and his wife Gail reside in Northfield. Their son, Tom, is an assistant hockey coach at Hobart.

Amanda Cuiffo is in her sixth year as an administrator and coach in the Norwich University athletic department. She was elevated in 2010 to Associate Director of Athletics after serving for five years as an assistant athletic director and the senior woman administrator. Cuiffo also serves as head coach of NU’s women's volleyball program. In her role as Associate Director of Athletics, Cuiffo oversees the following sport programs: women’s soccer, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, women’s rugby, softball and women’s basketball. Cuiffo is also the assistant director of compliance, she monitors contest scheduling, she oversees event management and she is responsible for aspects of student-athlete affairs to include supervision of Norwich’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and coordination of Norwich’s CHAMPS/Life Skills Program. Prior to arriving at Norwich, Cuiffo served as the head women's tennis coach at Brandeis University and the assistant volleyball coach at Bentley College. Cuiffo also assisted the volleyball team at Smith College as well as the tennis and squash teams at Amherst College, while completing her graduate work at Smith. Cuiffo graduated magna cum laude from Colby College in 2002. While at Colby, Cuiffo captained the volleyball team during both her junior and senior years and was a four-time team MVP. She was named All-New England “Rookie of the Year” in David Botelho 1998, and was twice selected to the All-NESCAC second team. Head Athletic Trainer Cuiffo also competed for two years on Colby’s tennis team, captaining the squad during her senior year. Cuiffo went on to gradDavid Botelho is in his 17th season as uate magna cum laude from Smith College, earning a M.S. in the head athletic trainer at Norwich Uni- Exercise and Sport Studies. versity, while serving as a clinical instructor in the athletic training education Scott Mullen program at NU. Equipment Manager Botelho came to Norwich from Hampton University where he served four Scott Mullen begins his ninth season at years in the same capacity. Norwich. A 1984 graduate of NU, Botelho is a 1989 graduate of Rhode Island College with Mullen previously served for 13 years as a degree in physical education and a minor in psychology. He the assistant equipment manager at earned a master's degree in education with an emphasis in athletic Dartmouth, where he worked with a vatraining at Old Dominion University in 1991. He also taught classes riety of Ivy League championship teams. in the prevention and care of athletic injuries at Hampton and Mullen and his wife Mellissa are the ODU. Botelho is certified by both the National Athletic Trainers proud parents of two children, Shawn (17) and Sarah (13). In his Association (NATA) and the American Red Cross. Botelho resides in Essex Junction with his wife Gayle, and free time, Mullen enjoys exercising and spending time with his family. their sons Jake, Brady and Dylan.


Sports Information Mark Adkins

Charlie Crosby


Associate Director

Mark Adkins enters his first year as the Sports Information Director at Norwich University where he will oversee all aspects of the Sports Information Department. Adkins will serve as the primary point person for men's and women's rugby, volleyball, men’s and women’s lacrosse and wrestling. Before coming to Norwich in July 2011, Adkins served as the Sports Information Director at his alma mater Wartburg College (Iowa) for 11 years. While at Wartburg, Adkins managed sports information for 19 varsity athletic programs and was instrumental in the successful marketing of the college’s athletic programs and accomplishments through traditional and social media. Active in Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida), Adkins serves as the national vice-chair of the Fred Stabley Writing Contest and on the Academic All-American National Committee as Director of New Media. Adkins has already helped establish the first Norwich University Cadets Facebook page, Youtube page and will take over Norwich Athetics Twitter account for the 2011-12 season. Adkins and his wife Terri live in Northfield with their daughter Callie.

Charlie Crosby is in his seventh year in the Norwich University sports information department. Crosby oversees the communication for the men’s and women’s hockey and football teams. He also runs the popular “Charlie’s Corner” list-serve email list and serves as the liaison for communication between the sports information department at Northeast Sports Network (NSN), which broadcasts 50 Norwich University events each year including athletic contests, Commencement and the Todd Lecture Series. Crosby previously served as the Director of Major Gifts in the NU Office of Institutional Advancement. Before that, he was a sales manager for LeCroy, a New York-based firm that designs, builds and sells digital high-speed oscilloscopes. Crosby is a 1963 graduate of Norwich University. He was a member of both the baseball and rifle teams at NU during his college days. In 2001, he was inducted into the Norwich Hall of Fame. Crosby and his wife Carole reside in Northfield. They have two daughters and two granddaughters.

Derek Dunning

Matt Albury

Assistant Director

Intern Matt Albury enters his second year as the sports information intern. He will assist Norwich sports information director Mark Adkins, associate director Charlie Crosby, and assistant director Derek Dunning in the day-to-day operations of the office. Albury is responsible for multiple duties including acting as the primary statistician for football, basketball and volleyball, producing game day programs, and assisting with website maintenance. He will serve as the point person for men’s and women’s basketball, men's and women's swimming and diving, and baseball. Albury, a 2010 graduate of Norwich, spent the previous four years as an undergraduate assistant in the sports information office. He lives in Northfield.

Derek Dunning is in his second year as an assistant director of sports information. He is the point person for the men's and women's ice hockey teams, men's and women's soccer teams, softball, men’s tennis and cross country teams. He graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego in 2009 with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and an athletic coaching minor. While at Oswego, he wrote for the Oswegonian school newspaper as well as the student-run television station, WTOP where he provided color commentary and ingame analysis for hockey broadcasts. Dunning was a three-year member of the cross country team and interned with the Oswego State Hockey Blueline Club assisting with marketing, media guide sales, and gameday management as well as with the Palladium-Times daily newspaper. Before coming to Norwich, he has served as the Division III Women's Correspondent since 2007 and worked as a sports reporter for the Leader-Herald daily newspaper in Gloversville, N.Y. He resides in Northfield.


Norwich Coaching Staff Austin Hall

Amie Young

Head Coach

Assistant Coach

Austin Hall enters his eighth year as head coach of the Norwich women’s rugby program. During his tenure, he has guided the Cadets to four Northeast Championships and two trips to the national semifinals. Under his watch, the Cadets have posted a record of 100-38-3 overall and 60-11-1 in league and playoff play. Coach Hall is currently the backfield coach on the Under-20 Women’s National Team. He has coached in 4 international matches, with wins over South Africa and Canada. In summer of 2011, Hall was a member of the National Team staff that finished second in the world at the Nation’s Cup. He has also coached various regional and local All-Star teams, including the Northeast U-20 side, the NERFU Selects and the Vermont All-Stars. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Anthropology, Hall has worked in a number of different fields en route to his head coaching position at Norwich. He has worked as an archaeologist, an asbestos abatement technician, a finance coordinator, a human resource coordinator, and a truck driver. He has also owned and managed his own business which is A+ Tutors. Hall grew up in a rugby family and attributes his love for the game to the many great coaches and mentors he has had along the way. He keeps his rugby boots and his mouth guard in his car at all times, always on the lookout for a pick-up rugby match. He is a member of the New England Rugby Referees Society and referees a handful of matches each year. Most important to Hall are his twin sons Tucker and Simon. They reside in Northfield with their dogs Ollie and Belle-Belle. The Hall family enjoys playing outside, playing all sort of games and sports, and jamming out to Led Zeppelin and Johnny Cash songs.

Amie Young enters her second year serving under Austin Hall as the Norwich women’s rugby assistant coach. The Hillsdale, Mich. native is the first full-time assistant since the program was elevated to varsity status in the fall of 2007. Young is a 2010 graduate of Norwich University and played on the inaugural varsity team in 2007. She gradutaed as a double major in Criminal Justice and English with a minor in Sociology. She is currently working on her Masters in Public Administration through the Norwich School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. On the field, Young earned the Coaches Award in 2009 and was a member of the Cadets’ squad that won the Northeast Region Championship and advanced all the way to the national semifinals before falling to Washington State. Young resides in Northfield.


2011 Season Preview “2011-12 Cadets Seek to Continue Tradition” strive to improve throughout the season." Norwich is scheduled to open the season August 27 with a scrimmage against the Burlington Women's Rugby Club at the Dog River Pitch. The squad comes back September 3-4 for its annual trip to the Montreal Irish tournament and then welcomes Dartmouth College to Northfield on September 10.

By Mark Adkins, Norwich Sports Information Director

A veteran team has Norwich University head women's rugby coach Austin Hall thinking big things. Senior captain and former U-20 national team player Katie Hathaway (Amesbury, Mass.) leads a team that is still fired up from their national quarterfinal loss last spring, according to Hall. Hathaway, who may be called on to play a variety of positions, is among a group of 10 returning seniors in what eighth-year head coach Austin Hall labels his "most experienced class" ever. Joining Hathaway in that group is All-American flanker Hannah Bushey (Essex Junction, Vt.). She is the alltime leading try scoring forward at Norwich and hopes to continue her strong play this season. "We really couldn't ask for a better senior class," said Hall. "They bring so much in terms of leadership, experience, talent, work rate, and dedication to our program. I can see all of them having impact seasons." Running in support of the senior class, the juniors and sophomores entering the 2011 campaign bring their own blend of on-and-off-field success, according to Hall. Junior #8 Corinne McElroy (Canaan, N.H.), who was the 2010 Northeast Championship MVP, brings her field presence to the forward pack. McElroy is often nicknamed "Everywhere," because she just seems to be everywhere on the field, according to Hall. Junior flyhalf Emily Baugus (Kingsville, Texas), returning team Most Valuable Player, will run the high-octane Norwich backfield. The sophomore duo of center/fullback Rose Bernheim (Andrews AFB, Maryland), who led the league in try scoring in 2010, and wing Joya Clark (Scotia, N.Y.) will provide much of the speed Baugus and the Cadets will utilize in their backfield attack. In looking at the newcomers, Hall pointed to Emily Oor (Uxbridge, Ontario) as being "able to add additional depth and poise to the program." "I'm excited about the great group of students we have in the program this year," added Hall. "We know that it takes at least 30 players to be successful at this level and each and every member of our roster will be pushed to their potential this fall. As a team that has been knocked out of nationals two years in a row now and wanting to take the next step, it's critical that we bring our best to each practice and each game and

(Jr.) Emily Baugus ­ Flyhalf


2011 Norwich Roster 2011 NORWICH WOMEN’S RUGBY ROSTER Name





Allisa Amodeo Baylee Annis Christine Aye Emily Baugus Rose Bernheim Amy Bidell Briana Buckles Hannah Bushey Amber Marie Carini Vanessa Champagne Joya Clark Jackie Derocher Marlene Dwyer Tiffany Ferrer Lorin Fiske Taylor Franck Shanoui Gunn Katie Hathaway Kayla Inouye Madison Kirsch Stephanie Lamy Corinne McElroy Emily Orr Yancy Otero Adria Pickin Sigrid Rafoss Janet Roswell Ferne Ryder Margo Smutnick Catherine Valentine Andrea Vogt Meaghan Weppner Rachel Williams Jessica Zaweski

Sr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

5-10 5-6 5-7 5-5 5-3 5-10 5-7 5-9 5-4 5-4 5-3 5-7 5-1 5-9 5-7 5-3 5-7 5-8 5-2 5-6 5-2 5-9 5-0 5-4 5-5 5-7 5-2 5-4 5-5 5-5 5-7 5-7 5-2 5-6

Hooker Prop Lock/Prop Flyhalf Fullback Lock Wing Flanker/#8 Wing Center/Wing Wing/Flyhalf Center/Wing Flanker Lock Lock Wing Lock/Flanker Flanker/Center Hooker/Prop Prop/Lock Hooker #8/Lock Scrumhalf Prop Center/Wing Lock/Prop Hooker Lock Prop Wing/Center Wing Center/Flyhalf Prop Prop

Ringwood, N.J. Saranac Lake, N.Y. Longmeadow, Mass. Kingsville, Texas Potomac, Md. Grand Island, N.Y. Troy, Mich. Essex, Vt. Anderson, Tenn. St.-Naziere, Que. Scotia, N.Y. Northwood, N.H. Long Island, N.Y. Canyon Lake, Calif. Westfield, Mass. Northeast, Md. Clifton, N.J. Amesbury, Mass. Indian Trail, N.C. Chicago, Ill. Bedford, N.H. Canaan, N.H. Uxbridge, Ont. Springfield, Mass. Homestead, Fla. East Hartland, Conn. New Hampton, N.H. Grand Isle, Vt. Pomfret Center, Conn. Lake Placid, N.Y. Dedham, Mass. Williamsville, N.Y. Weymouth, Mass. Mattituck, N.Y.

Head Coach: Austin Hall (California-Berkeley), 8th season Assistant Coach: Amie Young (Norwich ‘10), 2nd season Team Captain: Katie Hathaway ‘12 Vice-Captains: Emily Baugus ‘13 and Corinne McElroy ‘13 Athletic Trainer: Joe Martinez (Boston University ‘09) Strength & Conditioning: Jeff Kruger (Wis. Stevens Point ‘03)


2011 Cadets Katie Hathaway

Allisa Amodeo

Senior Flanker/Center

Senior Hooker

5-8 Amesbury, Mass.

5-10 Ringwood, N.J.

Hannah Bushey

Marlene Dwyer

Senior Flanker/#8

Senior Flanker

5-9 Essex, Vt.

5-1 Long Island, N.Y.

Janet Roswell

Ferne Ryder

Senior Hooker

Senior Lock

5-2 New Hampton, N.H.

5-4 Grand Isle, Vt.

Christine Aye

Emily Baugus

Junior Lock/Prop

Junior Flyhalf

5-7 Longmeadow, Mass.

5-5 Kingsville, Texas

Briana Buckles

Corinne McElroy

Junior Wing

Junior #8/Lock

5-7 Troy, Mich.

5-9 Canaan, N.H. 9

2011 Cadets Adria Pickin

Sigrid Rafoss

Junior Center/Wing

Junior Lock/Prop

5-5 Homestead, Fla.

5-7 East Hartland, Conn.

Andrea Vogt

Meaghan Weppner

Junior Wing

Junior Center/Flyhalf

5-7 Dedham, Mass.

5-7 Williamsville, N.Y.

Rachel Williams

Jessica Zaweski

Junior Prop

Junior Prop

5-2 Weymouth, Mass.

5-6 Mattituck, N.Y.

Baylee Annis

Rose Bernheim

Sophomore Prop

Sophomore Fullback

5-6 Saranac Lake, N.Y.

5-3 Potomac, Md.

Joya Clark

Jackie Derocher

Sophomore Wing/Flyhalf

Sophomore Center/Wing

5-3 Scotia, N.Y.

5-7 Northwood, N.H.


2011 Cadets Tiffany Ferrer

Shanoui Gunn

Sophomore Lock

Sophomore Lock/Flanker

5-9 Canyon Lake, Calif.

5-7 Clifton, N.J.

Margo Smutnick

Catherine Valentine

Sophomore Prop

Freshman Wing/Center

5-5 Pomfret Center, Conn.

5-5 Lake Placid, N.Y.

Amy Bidell

Amber Marie Carini

Freshman Lock

Freshman Wing

5-10 Grand Island, N.Y.

5-4 Anderson, Tenn.

Vanessa Champagne

Lorin Fiske

Freshman Center/Wing

Freshman Lock

5-4 St.-Naziere, Que.

5-7 Westfield, Mass.


2011 Cadets Taylor Franck

Kayla Inouye

Freshman Wing

Freshman Hooker/Prop 5-2

5-3 Northeast, Md.

Indian Trail, N.C.

Madison Kirsch

Stephanie Lamy

Freshman Prop/Lock

Freshman Hooker 5-2

5-6 Chicago, Ill.

Bedford, N.H.

Emily Orr

Yancy Otero

Freshman Scrumhalf

Freshman Prop

5-0 Uxbridge, Ont.

5-4 Springfield, Mass.


2011 Norwich Women's Rugby Media Guide  

Your complete resource for all things Norwich women's rugby.

2011 Norwich Women's Rugby Media Guide  

Your complete resource for all things Norwich women's rugby.