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2011-12 Norwich Swimming & Diving

2011-12 Norwich Swimming & Diving General Information Location: Northfield, Vt. Founded: 1819 Enrollment: 2,300 Nickname: Cadets Colors: Maroon and Gold Home Facility: Goodyear Pool (300) Affiliation: NCAA Division III Conference: NEISDA President: Richard Schneider (USCGA ’68) Athletic Director: Tony Mariano (St. Lawrence ’74)

Team Information Head Coach: Laura Dunn (Wooster ‘00), 4th season 2011­12 Captains: Kevin Weber, Mike Zemanek (men), Molly Andreo, Felicia Jones (women) Head Athletic Trainer: David Botelho, M.Ed., ATC Strength and Conditioning Coach: Jeff Kruger, CSCS Equipment Manager: Scott Mullen

Sports Information Sports Information Director: Mark Adkins Office Phone: 802­485­2160 Office FAX: 802­485­2161 Associate SID: Charlie Crosby Office Phone: 802­485­2011 Official Athletics Website:

2011-12 NU Swimming & Diving Schedule Nov. 5 SUNY POTSDAM Nov. 12 COLBY-SAWYER Nov. 16 ST. MICHAEL’S Dec. 3 Dec. 4

GNAC Championships GNAC Championships

Jan. 7 Jan. 8 Jan. 14 Jan. 21 Jan. 24

at Bates/UNE at Colby at Babson ELMS at St. Michael's

Feb. 11 Feb. 12 Feb. 17 Feb. 18 Feb. 19

NEISDA Dive Champion. NEISDA Dive Champion. NEISDA Swimming Champ. NEISDA Swimming Champ. NEISDA Swimming Champ.

3 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. All Day All Day All Day All Day All Day

Home meets in BOLD CAPS

Credits The 2011 Norwich Swimming & Diving Media Guide is an official publication of the Norwich University Sports Information Office. The guide was written, edited and designed by Matthew Albury. “Season Preview” written by Mark Adkins. Editorial assistance provided 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 Assoc: Charlie Crosby Asst: Derek Dunning Intern: Matt Albury

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

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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


Cross Country: Nick Cooper


Football: Shawn McIntyre


Men’s Ice Hockey: Mike McShane


Women’s Ice Hockey: Mark Bolding 485-2302 Men’s Lacrosse: Neal Anderson


Women’s Lacrosse: Beth Van Parys


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


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Athletic Department Staff Anthony Mariano

Cuiffo resides in Northfield.

Director of Athletics Well into his fourth decade of service to Norwich University, Anthony Mariano continues to provide 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 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 18th year as the Director of Intercollegiate Athletics after spending his first 16 seasons in Northfield as a coach. He was the head men’s soccer coach from 1978-84, before being named head nen’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 recieved his master’s degree from Norwich in 1975. Tony and his wife Gail reside in Northfield. They have an adult son named Tom.

Amanda Cuiffo Associate Director of Athletics/ Senior Woman Administrator Amanda Cuiffo is in her seventh year as the head volleyball coach and senior woman administrator at Norwich and her second as the associate director of athletics. Prior to arriving at Norwich, Cuiffo served as the head women’s tennis coach at Brandeis University and assistant volleyball coach at Bentley College. Cuiffo is a 2002 graduate of Colby College, where she captained both the volleyball and tennis teams. In volleyballm she was named the All-New England “Rookie of the Year”in 1998 and was twice selected to the All-NESCAC second team. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, Cuiffo went on to earn an M..S. in Exercise and Sports Studies from Smith College.

Mark Adkins Sports Information Director Mark Adkins was named Norwich University’s sports information director in May 2011. Prior to joining the Cadets’ sports information staff, he served as sports information director at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, his alma mater, from August 2000-June 2011. Adkins serves as national vice chair of the College Sports Information Directors’ of America’s (CoSida) Fred S. Stabley writing contest and is also the director of new media for CoSida’s academic All-American national committee. He has served on national voting polls for,, and and is also a voting participant for the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s Division III Player of the Week process. Adkins and his wife, Terri, and daughter, Callie, reside in Northfield.

David Botelho, ATC Head Athletic Trainer David Botelho is in his 17th season as the head athletic trainer as Norwich University, while serving as a clinical intructor in the athletic training education program at Norwich. Botelho came to Norwich from Hampton University where he served for four years in the same capacity. Botelho is a 1989 graduate of Rhode Island College with a degree in Physical Education and a minor in Psychology. He earned a master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Athletic Training form Old Dominion University in 1991. He also taught classes in the prevention and care of athletic injuries at Hampton and and ODU. Botelho is certified by bothe the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) and the American Red Cross. Botelho resides in Essex Juntion with his wife, Gayle, and their sons Jake, Brady and Dylan.


Athletic Department Staff Jeff Kruger

Charlie Crosby

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Assoc. Sports Information Direc.

Jeff Kruger, C.S.C.S., is in his sixth year as the head strength and conditioning coach at Norwich University. Kruger came to Norwich from St. Cloud (Minn.) State, where he served as the strength and conditioning graduate assistant for two years. Prior to that he interned at the University of Minnesota. Kruger helped implement an Olympic-based strength program for the Gophers and assisted with numerous analysis and performance programs. Kruger graduated from the University of WisconsinStevens Point with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Wellness. He earned his MBA from St. Cloud in 2009. Kruger and his wife Jenny reside in Northfield. Kruger pastimes include fishing and watching Minnesota Vikings football.

Scott Mullen Equipment Manager

Charlie Crosby is in his seventh year in the Norwich University athletic department, transitioning into the role of associate sports information director after serving as the interim sports information director for the 2010-11 academic year. Crosby had previously spent three years as the assistant sports information director. Prior to his work in athletic communications, Crosby served his alma mater in 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 University Athletic Hall of Fame. Crosby and his wife Carole reside in Northfield. They have two daughters and two granddaughters. One of his granddaughters is a sophomore at Norwich.

Scott Mullen is in his eighth season as Norwich’s equipment manager. A 1984 graduate of Norwich, Mullen previously served for 13 years as the assistant equipment manager at Dartmouth College, where he worked with a variety of Ivy League championship teams. Mullen and his wife Mellissa are the proud parents of two children, Shawn (16) and Sarah (11). In his free time, Mullen enjoys exercising and spending time with his family.


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2011-12 Season Preview Norwich University men's and women's swimming coach Laura Dunn is anxiously awaiting the start of the 2011-12 season. And with good reason. Dunn and the Cadets have one of the largest men's rosters in recent history and a strong group of returning talent in the women's program. "There is a nice spread of talent and depth, especially on the men's team," she said. "I like what's been happening in practices. We'll have to see how things work out as we get into competition. "The men were fourth last year in the New England meet," she added. "I'd like to see us, what we have returning, make a move towards the top two this year." NU's men will be led in the pool distance events by senior Mike Zemanek (Voorheesville, N.Y.) and junior Andrew Grubbs (York, Pa.). "Mike was our highest scorer at the New Englands last year, as he was on the podium for each of his events," Dunn said. Looking into the sprints, NU has senior co-captain Kevin Weber (Stephentown, N.Y.) available for the backstroke along with freshman Lance Webster (Windham, Me.). "Those two will help us immensely in the medley relays," Dunn said. "They will be good to have as lead legs." Junior Chris Hevey (Biddeford, Me.), the Cadets' other captain, will lead the way in the breaststroke with sophomore Patrick Bowden (Cumberland, Me.) also in the mix. In the fly, Dunn mentioned sophomore Brandon Kelly (Centreville, Md.) and freshman Shakeel Ballantyne (Jonesboro, Ga.), while the freestyle individual events will be a "combination of any of the above," according to Dunn. As for the diving area, NU's head coach hopes junior David Rhoden (Farmington, Conn.) can return to form after placing second at the New England Championships last season. She also has fellow junior Matt Kaye (Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.) available. "They are a good combination," Dunn said. "We'll need to see if David can shake off some early-season injuries, while Matt dove as a freshman and then left school and spent 18 months in Afghanistan." On the women’s side, senior co-captain Felicia Jones (Sherburne, N.Y.) is the top returning sprinter in freestyle and backstroke. She has been a relay finalist at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming and Diving Association (NEISDA) championship the last three seasons. “Felicia really stepped up her training last year and saw the results with all the best times at the Championships,” Dunn said. Classmate Molly Andreo (Bedford, N.H.) is a three-year varsity member and enters her first season as a team captain. She swims mid-distance freestyle. “Molly never shies away from a challenge,” Dunn said. “She is a very hard worker, as well as a positive and enthusiastic member of the team.” NOTES: NU's campaign begins with three in a row in the Goodyear pool at Plumley Armory. The Cadets host SUNYPotsdam Nov. 5, Colby-Sawyer Nov. 12 and St. Michael's Nov. 16. … The 2011 Great Northeast Invitational (Dec. 4-5) and the 2012 NEISDA Championships (Feb. 11-19) also highlight the schedule.


Head Coach Laura Dunn

Laura Dunn Head Coach Wooster ‘00 Fourth Season

Laura Dunn is in her fourth season at the helm of the Norwich University Swimming and Diving Program. The North Pomfret, Vt., native started swimming year-round at the age of eight when she joined the North Country Aquatic Club (NCAC). A graduate of Woodstock Union High School, Dunn was a multiple Vermont state record-holder as a swimmer for the Woodstock Recreational Department. Dunn was a four-year varsity member of the swim team at the College of Wooster earning recognition as an AllAmerican 13 times (1998, 1999, 2000). She was a former school record-holder in the 200-yard freestyle and as a member of multiple relays. Dunn began her coaching career at Orrville YMCA before moving on to Colby-Sawyer College a year later. As an assistant she helped guide the Charger program in its infancy from 2001-03 while simultaneously working for the North Country Aquatic Club. Dunn left her position at Colby-Sawyer after being elevated to head assistant coach for the NCAC. While at the NCAC Dunn worked at the University of Texas at Austin swim camp in the summers of 2003 and 2004. While there she worked with some of the top swimming coaches in the country including the most recent U.S. men’s Olympic coach. Dunn arrived at NU in the fall of 2005 as an assistant to head coach Steve Looke. She received the NEISDA Championship “Men’s Coach of the Year” award in 2007. Dunn has been the coach for most of the team records on the men’s record board.


2011-12 Norwich University Swimming & Diving

2011-12 Coaching Staff Michelle Patrick Assistant Coach Vermont ‘11 First Season

Michelle Patrick enters her first season as the assistant swimming and diving coach for both the men's and women's teams at NU. She will assist head coach Laura Dunn in all aspects of the Norwich swimming and diving programs and be the primary recruiter as well. Patrick graduated from the University of Vermont in the spring of 2011 with a dual major in secondary education and social science. While at UVM, she was also a member of the Catamounts' swimming and diving team for all four years. She was a three-time member of the America East Academic Commissioner's Honor Roll and also broke the school freshmen record as a member of the 200 medley relay team. The Jericho, Vt. native attended Mt. Mansfield High School and was a member of the Green Mountain Aquatics Swim Team which she captained for two years. She also earned MVP honors twice and was a three-time team coaches' award winner. Patrick also played softball at Mt. Mansfield where she was a two-time All-Metro Conference Second Team selection. Over the past five summers Patrick has coached at the youth level with the Green Mountain Aquatics, her former club team. She lives in Northfield.


2011 Team Rosters

MEN Event(s) Free Free/Fly Free/Fly Breast/IM Distance Back/Free Distance Distance Breast/IM Fly/Free Fly Distance Free Dive Dive Free Fly/IM Breast/IM Free/Back Back/Free Breast Distance

Name Max Alderson Shakeel Ballentyne Zachary Beal Patrick Bowden Patrick Boyle John Erdeski Juan Gallegos Andrew Grubbs Chris Hevey Brandon Kelly Jason Leonard Blaise Maio Patrick Ogden Stephen Resto David Rhoden Kevin Thibault Gunnar Tonnesen Adam Vaughn Kevin Weber Lance Webster Sam Weiner Mike Zemanek

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

Name Molly Andreo Kelsie Hancock Felicia Jones Janice Knoop Giselle Lopez Bria Polacek Victoria Sabel Giovanna Stein Stephanie Ulrich Daniella Vitale

WOMEN Cl. Event(s) Sr. Free Fr. Free/Back Sr. Free/Back Sr. Fly/Free Fr. Distance So. Free/Back So. Distance So. Free Jr. Free/Breast Fr. Free/Breast

Hometown Wilmington, Del. Jonesboro, Ga. Marblehead, Mass. Cumberland, Maine Cary, N.C. Stamford, Vt. El Paso, Texas York, Pa. Biddeford, Maine Centreville, Md. Jackson, N.J. Liverpool, N,Y. Madison, Ala. Montgomery, N.Y. Farmington, Conn. Cumberland, Maine Norwich, Conn. Glendale, Ariz. Stephentown, N.Y. Windham, Maine Haverhill, Mass. Voorheesville, N.Y.

Hometown Bedford, N.H. Peake Beach, Md. Sherburne, N.Y. Cicero, N.Y. Hobbs, Minn. Cross Plains, Wis. Plainville, Conn. Sao Paulo, Brazil Dillsburg, Pa. North Smithfield, R.I.

Head Coach: Laura Dunn (Wooster '00), 4th season Assistant Coach: Michelle Patrick Team Captains (Men): Kevin Weber, Chris Hevey Team Captains (Women): Molly Andreo, Felicia Jones

Athletic Trainer: Joe Martinez


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Meet Your 2011-12 Cadets MEN Max Alderson Freshman Free Wilmington, Del.

Zachery Beal Freshman Free/Fly Marblehead, Mass.

Patrick Boyle Freshman Distance Cary, N.C.

Shakeel Ballentyne Freshman Free/Fly Jonesboro, Ga.

Patrick Bowden Sophomore Breast/IM Cumberland, Maine

John Erdeski Sophomore Back/Free Stamford, Vt.

Juan Gallegos Freshman Distance El Paso, Texas

Andrew Grubbs Junior Distance York, Pa.

Chris Hevey Junior Breast/IM Biddeford, Maine

Brandon Kelly Sophomore Fly/Free Centreville, Md.


Meet Your 2011-12 Cadets

Jason Leonard Senior Fly Jackson, N.J.

Sophomore Distance Liverpool, N.Y.

Patrick Ogden

Stephen Resto

Freshman Free Madison, Ala.

Sophomore Dive Montgomery, N.Y.

David Rhoden Junior Dive Farmington, Conn.

Gunnar Tonneson Sophomore Fly/IM Norwich, Conn.

Kevin Weber Senior Free/Back Stephentown, N.Y.


Blaise Maio

Kevin Thibault Freshman Free Cumberland, Maine

Adam Vaughn Sophomore Breast/IM Glendale, Ariz.

Lance Webster Freshman Back/Free Windham, Maine

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Meet Your 2011-12 Cadets

Sam Weiner Senior Breast Haverhill, Mass.

Mike Zemanek Senior Distance Voorheesville, N.Y.


Molly Andreo Senior Free Bedford, N.H.

Kelsie Hancock Freshman Free/Back Peake Beach, Md.

Felicia Jones Senior Free/Back Sherburne, N.Y.

Giselle Lopez Freshman Distance Hobbs, Minn.

Janice Knoop Senior Fly/Free Cicero, N.Y.

Bria Polacek Sophomore Free/Back Cross Plains, Wis.

Victoria Sabel Sophomore Distance Plainville, Conn.

Giovanna Stein Sophomore Free Sao Paulo, Brazil


Meet Your 2011-12 Cadets

Stephanie Ulrich Junior Free/Breast Dillsburg, Pa.


Daniella Vitale Freshman Free/Breast North Smithfield, R.I.

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