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Department of Athletics and Recreation Annual Awards Reception May 2, 2012 TD Bank Sports Center

2011-12 Athletes of the Year Connor Jones (Men’s Ice Hockey) Heather Schwartzburg (Softball)


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program

2011‐12 SCHOLAR‐ATHLETE & ATHLETIC RECOGNITION

MASTERS OF CEREMONIES Bill Schweizer & Billy Mecca

INVOCATION

Jillian Kelley (Women’s Soccer) – Fellowship of Christian Athletes

OPENING REMARKS Jack McDonald

STUDENT ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE RECOGNITION

Tracey Flynn Kevin Castodio, Jake Cetera, Spencer Kane, Emily Mason, Taylor Payne, Eric Reed, Logan Riker, Morgan Roche, Christa Romano, Emily Samuelman, Martha Santandreu


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2011‐12 SCHOLAR‐ATHLETE RECOGNITION Rich Hanley, Chair, Athletics Council

Yuri Bouharevich (MIH) Masters Business Administration3 Kevin Bui (MIH) Entrepreneurship3 Kevin Castodio (MBA) Management2 Eric Coggins (MBB) International Business2 Amanda Colin (WIH) Business Undeclared1 David Coppola (MCC) Accounting3 Mike Dalhuisen (MIH) Entrepreneurship1 Kyle Gilday (MLA) Finance2 Patrick Gleeton (MLA) Biomedical Marketing1 Gabriel Guerino (MBA) Management2 Kristin Engelke (WFH) Finance1

Jessica Amenda (WSB) Journalism1 Evann Baker (MBB) Masters of Journalism1 William Cavallo (MSO) Journalism2 Bonnie Conklin (WVB) Communications1 Mary Corrado (WSO) Public Relations1 Jordan Elkins (WIH) Journalism3 Olivia Grattan (WVB) Public Relations1 Alysha Andrews (WRU) Biomedical Science1 Courtney Armstrong (WCC, WTR) Physical Therapy1 Kathryn Beam (WCC, WTR) Health Science3 Danielle Burns (WAT) Physical Therapy1 Ellen Cannon (WBB) Physician Assistant1 Katelyn Caruso (WLA) Occupational Therapy1 Jacob Cetera (MCC) Physical Therapy2 Nicolas Civale (MBA) Physical Therapy2 Chris Coppolecchia (MLA) Physical Therapy3 Zachary Currie (MIH) Athletic Training2 Zachary Davies (MIH) Health Science Studies2 Amanda Danziger (WFH) Physician Assistant1 Kristina Del Mistro (WSO) Physicians Assisant3 Chelsie Desmarais (WAT) Occupational Therapy1 Diana DiMuro (WSO) Physical Therapy1 Hannah Donadio (WTI, WTO) Physical Therapy3 Brittany Garrett (WVB) Physical Therapy3 Michael Glaicar (MIH) Health Science3

School of Business Dean Matthew O’Connor

Christina Fancy (WSO) Entrepreneurship1 James Johnson (MBB) Management1 Kellen Jones (MIH) Business Undeclared1 Shaun Hanlon (MLA) Business Undeclared1 Cory Hibbeler (MIH) International Business1 Spencer Kane (MBA) Finance2 Stacey Kmill (WGO) Biomedical Marketing1 Basil Kostaras (MLA) Finance2 Michael Lang (MBA) Finance1 Neil Mammele (MBA) Marketing2 Anthony Miner (MIH) Finance1

School of Communications Dean Lee Kamlet

Aine McKeever (WSO) Communications1 Kara Gust (WIH) Communications 1 Jordan Paolucci (WSB) Journalism1 John Healy (MCC) Journalism1 Ashley Heiberger (WSB) Communications1 Christa Romano (WFH) Communications1 Connor Jones (MIH) Public Relations 1 Brett Uttley (MSO) Public Relations3 Ashley Kopacki (WVB) Public Relations1 Gina Yeadon (WAT) Public Relations1

School of Health Sciences Dean Edward O’Connor

Amanda Faust (WCC, WTR) Physician Assistant1 Brianna Faust (WCC, WTR) Physician Assistant1 Christina Faust (WCC, WTR) Physician Assistant1 Kaitlyn Flynn (WTR) Physician Assistant1 Kaitlynn Hammerton (WCC, WTR) Physical Therapy2 Jillian Humphreys (WCC, WTR) Physical Therapy2 Jillian Kelley (WSO) Physical Therapy3 Paula Kennedy (WSO) Biomedical Science1 Rebecca Kiting (WSO) Athletic Training3 Julie Lanning (WCC, WTR) Health Science2 Nicole Lewis (WFH) Athletic Training3 Jacqueline Lilly (WRU) Physical Therapy1 Jacqueline Maclearie (WRU) Physical Therapy1 Kelly Malloy (WCC, WTR) Physical Therapy1 Megan McClintock (WRU) Health Science Studies1 Megan McCreedy (WFH) Physical Therapy4 Rachel Morelli (WCC, WTI, WTO) Physical Therapy3 Kevin O’Connell (MBA) Health Science Studies2

Corey Morgenstern (MTE) Business Undeclared1 Brooks Robinson (MIH) Business Undeclared1 Matthew Siciliano (MBA) Entrepreneurship1 Richard Stoliker (MCC) Economic2 Kevin Tarca (MBB) Finance2 Zachary Tolkinen (MIH) Business Undeclared1 Camryn Warner (WBB) International Business1 Andrew Weeden (MTE) Entrepreneurship2 John Whiting (MIH) Marketing1 Garvey Young (MBB) Marketing1

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Hans Bergman

Paige Pallotto (WCC, WTR) Health Science Studies2 Taylor Payne (WVB) Physical Therapy2 Melissa Perry (WIH) Physical Therapy3 Jessica Rusin (WFH) Physical Therapy1 Emily Samuelman (WLA) Occupational Therapy1 Martha Santandreu (WCC, WTI, WTO) Physical Therapy3 Shelby Sferra (WBB) Biology2 Rebecca Smith (WTR) Health Science Studies2 Jessica Soja (WCC, WTR) Occupational Therapy1 Kelly Sorrell (WCC) Masters of Occupational Therapy4 Jillian Strassner (WSO) Physician Assistant2 Lianne Toomey (WLA) Health Science Studies1 Erica Uden‐Johansson (WIH) Athletic Training1 Kathryn Wood (WRU) Physical Therapy1 Ryan Wolff (MCC) Physical Therapy2 Valerie Zielinski (WCC, WTR) Physician Assistant1

John Binkowski (MLA) Criminal Justice2 Regan Boulton (WIH) Criminal Justice1 Marissa Caroleo (WLA) Psychology1 Anthony Cinelli (MBA) Psychology2 Melissa Condo (WRU) Political Science1 Kimberly Cunniff (WFH) Criminal Justice2 Kimberly Davis (WLA) Psychology2 Amanda Duggan (WTR) Veterinary Technician3 Bridget Figmic (WSB) Mathematics1 Chivon Forrester (WAT) Psychology1

Kayla Fu (WLA) Interactive Digital Design1 Ashley Gradwell (WFH) Psychology1 Chelsea Illchuk (WIH) Psychology3 Phoebe Laplante (WLA) Biology1 Christina Lasto (WAT) Psychology3 Kayla Lawler (WVB) Psychology3 Emily‐Ann MacKinnon (WIH) Legal Studies1 Daniela Maddaloni (WSO) Mathematics1 Emily Mason (WLA) Psychology2 Lindsay Nolan (WRU) Psychology1

Brittany O’Connell (WGO) Spanish1 Erin Reed (WAT) English2 Morgan Roche (WCC, WTI, WTO) Psychology3 Lauren Salgado (WSOF) Criminal Justice1 Heather Schwartzburg (WSB) Mathematics2 Nicole Serrante (WFH) Occupational Therapy2 Sarah Viebrock (WTE) English2 Kemesha Woodfine (WSO) Criminal Justice1 Lauren Zimniski (WFH) Mathematics3

Allison Boudreau (WLA) Nursing1 Kelby Carey (WVB) Nursing3 Emily Carroll (WRU) Nursing1

Kacie McCreesh (WFH) Nursing2 Elena Orlando (WIH) Nursing1 Chelsea Smith (WSO) Nursing3

Andrea Szarkowicz (WCC, WTR) Nursing2 Jennalise Taylor (WFH) Nursing1

School of Nursing Dean Jean Lange

1First Year Recipient 2Second Year Recipient 3Third Year Recipient 4Fourth Year Recipient


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program SCHOLAR‐ATHLETES BY CLASS

Presented by Jill Martin, QU Athletics Council

Freshman Casey Block, Acrobatics & Tumbling, 4.0 GPA Anna Borgfeldt, Women’s Ice Hockey, 4.0 GPA Angela Ellison, Women’s Soccer, 4.0 GPA Matthew Lorenzetti, Men’s Baseball, 4.0 GPA Gregory Pendergast, Men’s Lacrosse, 4.0 GPA

Sophomore Ashley Kopacki, Women’s Volleyball, 4.0 GPA Jessica Soja, Women’s Cross Country, 4.0 GPA Kellen Jones, Men’s Ice Hockey, 3.51 GPA Junior Taylor Payne, Women’s Volleyball 3.76 GPA Richard Stoliker, Men’s Cross Country, 3.84 GPA Senior Nicole Lewis, Field Hockey, 3.96 GPA Brett Uttley, Men’s Soccer, 3.76 GPA

POSITIVE PLAY AWARD

Video Intro Presented by Lyneene Richardson, Associate Athletic Director for Academics Women’s Lacrosse ‐ 2011‐2012 Positive Play Champions

BEHIND THE SCENES AWARDS

Presented by Jack McDonald, Director of Athletics and Recreation to students from:

Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network

Jon Alba, Thomas Albanese, Mike Auletta, Kyle Brennan, Gilbert Celaya, Alex Cosgrove, Zack Daly, Nick Dench, Mike Desjardins, Ben Dias, Shane Doyle, Matt Eisenberg, Brian Farrell, Angelique Fiske, Matthias Gausz, Marty Joseph, Jordan Katz, Taylor Massey, Luke Mauro, Gio Mio, Mike Morgese, Kevin Noonan, Peter Rossi, Tim Schulze, Marc Schwartz, Nick Sczerbinski, Mark Spillane

RECREATION/FITNESS CENTER AWARDS

Presented by Tami Reilly, Associate Director of Athletics/Recreation Student Employees of the Year – Steve Muller, Senior, Pound Ridge, NY and Avery David, Senior, Westbrook, CT

INTRAMURAL AWARDS

Presented by Michael Medina, Associate Director of Intramurals Athletes of the Year – Mary Nelligan, Senior, Colebrook, CT and Frankie DiSomma, Senior, Sparta, NJ Official of the Year – Andrew Stubbs‐Stroud, Senior, Brewster, NY


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program

TEAM/PROGRAM MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS Team/Program

Team MVP, Year, Hometown

Head Coach/Director Tami Reilly Tami Reilly

Athletics Council Liaison

Kickline Step 2 Perfection

Nicollette Kearney, Senior, Bellmore, NY Nichole Fratangelo, Sophomore, Freehold, NJ

Dance Fusion

Christal Perez, Senior, Massapequa, NY

Tami Reilly

Dance Company

Samantha Litvak, Senior, Florham Park, NJ

Tami Reilly

Sideline Cheer Icecat Cheerbladers Pep Band

Jaclyn Cassiere, Senior, Bethpage, NY Tiffany Chuckta, Freshman, Shelton, CT Matthew Porell, Junior, Southbury, CT

Michelle Coppola Michelle Coppola Chris Malico

Mascot

Boomer, Hamden, CT

Matt Calcagni

Katie Vashon Sports Information

Kevin Johnson, Senior, Bedford, MA

Ken Sweeten

Rich Hanley

Men’s Student Athletic Trainer

Robert Roller, Senior, Shelton, CT

Ernie Hallbach

Alicia Giaimo/Tania Blyth Alicia Giaimo/Tania Blyth

Women’s Student Athletic Trainer

Robyn Murphy, Senior, Boxborough, MA

Ernie Hallbach

Men’s Strength & Conditioning

Michael Glaicar, Senior, Kamloops, B.C.

Brijesh Patel

Athletic Advisory Board Liaison

Women’s Strength & Conditioning

Kim Davis, Senior, Darien, CT

Brijesh Patel

Men's Cross Country

Spencer Mannion, Freshman, Brookfield, CT

Carolyn Martin

Angela Skyers

John DeMezzo

Women’s Cross Country

Andrea Szarkowicz, Junior, Watertown, CT

Carolyn Martin

Sean Duffy/Angela Skyers

John DeMezzo

Field Hockey

Kim Cunniff, Senior, Walpole, MA

Becca Main

Andy Delohery

Bill O’Brien

Women’s Rugby

Krystin Orrico, Junior, Cranford, NJ

Rebecca Carlson

Andy Delohery/Jill Martin

Angela Santacroce

Men's Soccer

Philip Suprise, Junior, Milwaukee, WI

Eric Da Costa

John Morgan

John DeMezzo

Women's Soccer

Kyla Miles, Senior, Newtown, CT

Dave Clarke

John Morgan

John DeMezzo

Women’s Volleyball

Brittany Garrett, Senior, Ossining, NY

Kris Czaplinski

Lisa Burns/Rich Hanley

Ann Balogh

Men’s Basketball

James Johnson, Senior, Queens, NY

Tom Moore

Angela Skyers

Bob McKiernan

Women's Basketball

Felicia Barron, Junior, Springfield, MA

Tricia Fabbri

Anne Balogh

Ann Balogh

Acrobatics and Tumbling

Danielle Pilloise, Senior, Southington, CT

Mary Ann Powers

Jill Martin

Angela Santacroce

Men’s Ice Hockey

Connor Jones, Sophomore, Montrose, B.C.

Rand Pecknold

Mark Hoffman

Dick Reilly

Women’s Ice Hockey

Kelly Babstock, Sophomore, Mississauga, Ontario

Rick Seeley

Jill Martin

Gene Singer

Women's Indoor Track

Morgan Roche, Senior, Clifton Park, NY

Carolyn Martin

Sean Duffy/Angela Skyers

John DeMezzo

Women’s Outdoor Track

Rebecca White, Junior, Natick, MA

Carolyn Martin

Sean Duffy/Angela Skyers

John DeMezzo

Baseball

Kyle Nisson, Senior, Wallingford, CT

Dan Gooley

Rich Hanley

Gene Singer

Woman’s Golf

Kayla Ketcheson, Junior, St. Andrews, Manitoba

John O’Connor

Anne Balogh/Rich Hanley

Ann Balogh

Men's Lacrosse

Chris Coppolecchia, Senior, Somers, NY

Eric Fekete

Andy Delohery

Bob McKiernan

Women's Lacrosse

Marissa Caroleo, Senior, North Babylon, NY

Danie Caro

Carla Knowlton/Jill Martin

Ann Balogh

Softball

Heather Schwartzburg, Senior, Mission Viejo, CA

Germaine Fairchild

Alicia Giaimo/Angela Mattie

Dick Reilly

Men's Tennis

James Kwei, Senior, Dedham, MA

Mike Quitko

Dottie Lauria/Kathy Simione

Angela Santacroce

Women's Tennis

Sarah Viebrock, Junior, Carmel, NY

Mike Quitko

Dottie Lauria/Kathy Simione

Gene Singer

ATHLETES OF THE YEAR

Heather Schwartzburg (Softball) Female Athlete of the Year ‐ Presented by Tracey Flynn Connor Jones (Men’s Ice Hockey) Male Athlete of the Year‐ Presented by Jack McDonald

VARSITY LETTER SWEATER PRESENTATION Jack McDonald

VIDEO PRESENTATION By Nick Sczerbinski ‘14


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Men’s Cross Country Head Coach: Carolyn Martin Assistant Coaches: Christopher Dickerson, Bart Wasiolek Most Valuable Player: Spencer Mannion Season Summary: After being picked to finish 8th in the NEC Preseason Poll, the Quinnipiac men’s cross country team opened the season with a second place finish at the Stony Brook Invitational. The Bobcats also had top 10 finishes at the Fordham Fiasco and Monmouth Invitational, that followed with Spencer Mannion capturing back-to-back NEC Rookie of the Week honors. The Bobcats finished in the top half of the field at the NEC Championship before finishing 31st at the NCAA Northeast Regional. Roster: Max Anderson, John Beckshaw, Edgar Carrasco, Jacob Cetera, David Coppola, Thomas Dextradeur, John Healy, Spencer Mannion, Richard Stoliker, Josh Wells, Michael White, Ryan Wolff Women’s Cross Country Head Coach: Carolyn Martin Assistant: Chris Dickerson Most Valuable Player: Andrea Szarkowicz

Season Summary: The women’s cross country team captured its unprecedented seventh Northeast Conference Championship in 2011, as head coach Carolyn Martin and assistant coach Chris Dickerson were honored with Coaching Staff of the Year recognition by the NEC. The Bobcats placed second at the Stony Brook Season Opener and the CCSU Mini Meet, while also winning the Monmouth Invitational. Rebecca White took home a pair of NEC Athlete of the Week honors for the season. Quinnipiac wrapped the year with a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Northeast Regionals. Post-Season Honors: Morgan Roche (All-NEC), Andrea Szarkowicz (All-NEC), Brianna Faust (All-NEC), Amanda Faust (All-NEC)

Roster: Courtney Armstrong, Katherine Beam, Hannah Donadio, Amanda Faust, Brianna Faust, Christina Faust, Kaitlynn Hammerton, Jill Humphreys, Kaitie Kelly, Julie Lanning, Gabrielle Lesnett, Kelly Malloy, Rachel Morelli, Paige Pallotto, Sami Reilly, Morgan Roche, Martha Santandreu, Jessica Soja, Kelly Sorrell, Andrea Szarkowicz, Katelyn Thompson, Becca White, Valerie Zielinski

Field Hockey Head Coach: Becca Main Assistant Coach: Cheryl Torino, Jaime Cassesse, Bonnie Shea Most Valuable Player: Kimberly Cunniff

Season Summary: Quinnipiac field hockey clinched a berth in the Northeast Conference Championship for the fourth consecutive year, grabbing the third seed in the tournament. The Bobcats lost to Monmouth, ranked 2nd in the field, in the tournament semifinals. The Bobcats won six of its first eight games of the seasons, with its only two losses coming against nationally-ranked programs, before winning five of seven in NEC play down the stretch.

Post-Season Honors: Kimberly Cunniff (NEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-NEC First Team, NEC All-Tournament Team), Megan McCreedy (All-NEC First Team), Kaitlyn Notarianni (All-NEC Second Team), Nicole Lewis (NEC All-Tournament Team). Roster: Danielle Allan, Cate Colucci, Megan Conaboy, Kimberly Cunniff, Amanda Danziger, Emily Dillon, Kristin Engelke, Brittany Gentile, Ashley Gradwell, Nicole Lewis, Maria Malonoski, Megan McCreedy, Kacie McCreesh, Kaitlyn Notarianni, Megan Osantisch, Jessica Portal, Christa Romano, Jess Rusin, Nikki Schultz, Nicole Serrante, Jennalise Taylor, Lauren Zimniski


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Men’s Soccer Head Coach: Eric Da Costa Assistant Coaches: Christopher Bart-Williams, Graciano Brito, Jason Grubb Most Valuable Player: Philip Suprise

Season Summary: Quinnipiac men’s soccer finished the regular season at 6-10 overall and 4-6 in the NEC. The Bobcats posted an impressive 5-2 mark at home, with five of those wins coming in a six-game stretch from Sept. 14 to Oct. 9. Down the stretch, the Bobcats suffered a pair of one-goal losses to Fairleigh Dickinson and Mount St. Mary’s before knocking-off Central Conneticut, 2-1. They also lost two of their final three games by a goal. Post-Season Honors: Philip Suprise (All-Northeast Conference First Team, All-North Atlantic Region Second Team)

Roster: Borja Angoitia, Machel Baker, William Cavallo, William Daniels, Greg DiGiovine, Zach Friedenreich, Marijan Jurac, Ryan Malki, Willya Mekolo, Ola Ogunjobi, Durval Pereira, Tim Quigley, Matthew Rothbart, Brandon Strain-Goode, Philip Suprise, Demba Sylla, Brett Uttley, Justin Ward, Remere Warner Women’s Soccer Head Coach: Dave Clarke Assistant Coach: Stephen Coxon, Alex Rincon, Don Dione Most Valuable Player: Kyla Miles

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team posted a 5-10-1 record with a 4-6-0 mark in Northeast Conference play. The Bobcats’ first win of the season came against Holy Cross on Sept. 18 and was the first of three wins in their next four games, defeating Fairleigh Dickinson on Sept. 30, 4-2, and Robert Morris, 3-2, on Oct. 7.

Post-Season Honors: Kyla Miles (All-Northeast Conference Second Team), Shauna Edwards (All-Northeast Conference Second Team, All New England), Jess Lavoie (Northeast Conference All-Rookie Team), Furtuna Velaj (All New England) Roster: Crystal Burns, Mary Rose Corrado, Kristina Del Mistro, Diana Di Muro, Shauna Edwards, Angela Ellison, Chrissy Fancy, Tori Graessle, Taylor Healey, Jill Kelley, Paula Kennedy, Beck Kiting, Kyla Miles, Jess Lavoie, Daniela Maddaloni, Aine McKeever, Chacha Naito, Larissa Rosenberg, Caitlyn Shaw, Chelsea Smith, Jillian Strassner, Furtuna Velaj, Kemesha Woodfine, Maggie Yahn, Kat Young

Volleyball Head Coach: Robin Lamott Sparks Assistant Coach: Ron Sparks Most Valuable Player: Brittany Garrett

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team was honored with the 2011 Northeast Conference Sportsmanship award, designed to acknowledge the team in each conference sport that, in the opinion of its peers, most closely demonstrates good sportsmanship based on the NEC Principles of Sportsmanship and Standards of Conduct. Among the Bobcats most notable victories this season included a two-game sweep of Saint Francis (Pa.), a 3-2 win against St. Francis (N.Y.) and a non-conference victory against La Salle during the Quinnipiac/Hartford Tournamnet. Roster: Tierra Allen, Krista Bennett, Kelby Carey, Tanner Celestin, Bonnie Conklin, Brittany Garrett, Olivia Grattan, Ashley Kopacki, Kayla Lawler, Taylor Payne, Logan Riker, Brittanie Robinson, Tracey Wright


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Women’s Basketball Head Coach: Tricia Fabbri Assistant Coaches: Mountain MacGillivray, Helen Ridley, Danielle Brennan Director of Basketball Operations: Cary Simms Most Valuable Player: Felicia Barron

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team advanced to the Northeast Conference tournament for the 12th consecutive year after posting an overall record of 2210, including a 13-5 mark in Northeast Conference play. The Bobcats opened the year with consecutive losses before winning nine of its next ten, including victories against Minnesota and St. Mary’s (Calif.) to win the Concord Hilton St. Mary’s Thanksgiving Classic. They then won 11 of their next 13 games before an NEC Semifinal loss to Monmouth. The Bobcats competed in the WNIT for the second time in four years. Post-Season Honors: Felicia Barron (NEC Defensive Player of the Year, All-NEC First Team), Jasmine Martin (NEC All-Rookie Team) Roster: Gillian Abshire, Felicia Barron, Ellen Cannon, Jacinda Dunbar, Shaina Earle, Kari Goodchild, Samantha Guastella, Lisa Lebak, Jasmine Martin, Brittany McQuain, Jaci Oskam, Nikoline Ostergaard, Shelby Sferra, Ryann Simmons, Camryn Warner Men’s Basketball Head Coach: Tom Moore Assistant Coaches: Sean Doherty, Eric Eaton, Scott Burrell Director of Basketball Operations: John Iati Student Assistant: Evann Baker Most Valuable Player: James Johnson

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac men’s basketball team played in its third consecutive postseason national tournament, as they traveled to Philadelphia to face Penn in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) tournament.The Bobcats had a strong December as they opened NEC play with wins in six of eight conference games, while reproducing the same run in February. After a convincing win against St. Francis (N.Y.) in the NEC Quarterfinals, the Bobcats fell to eventual NEC Tournament Champion LIU Brooklyn. Post-Season Honors: James Johnson (All-NEC Second Team, CollegeSportsMadness.com Second Team, NABC District 18 Second Team), Ike Azotam (All-NEC Second Team, CollegeSportsMadness. com First Team, NABC District 18 Second Team), Ousmane Drame (NEC All-Rookie Team) Roster: Ike Azotam, Marquis Barnett, Terrance Bobb-Jones, Evan Conti, Ousmane Drame, Nate Gause, Justin Harris, Zaid Hearst, Alex Jackson, Jamee Jackson, Dave Johnson, James Johnson, Kevin Tarca, T’Ziah Wood-Smith, Garvey Young Men’s Ice Hockey Head Coach: Rand Pecknold Assistant Coaches: Bill Riga, Reid Cashman Most Valuable Player: Connor Jones

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team finished the 2011-12 season with an overall record of 20-14-6, including a 9-8-5 record in ECAC Hockey, for its 11th 20-win season in the program’s 14 year history at the Division I level. The Bobcats defeated Dartmouth in the ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round, extending their run as the only team to win a league playoff round in each year since Quinnipiac joined ECAC Hockey. They would advance to the ECAC Hockey Championship Quarterfinals where they forced a deciding third game at Colgate, before their season ultimately came to an end. Postseason Awards: Connor Jones (ECAC Hockey Third Team), Matthew Peca (ECAC Hockey AllRookie)

Roster: Ben Arnt, Loren Barron, Yuri Bouharevich, Kevin Bui, Jack Callahan, Dan Clarke, Zack Currie, Mike Dalhuisen, Zach Davies, Danny Federico, Mike Glaicar, Russell Goodman, Eric Hartzell, Clay Harvey, Spencer Heichman, Cory Hibbeler, Connor Jones, Kellen Jones, Jeremy Langlois, Matthew Peca, Brooks Robinson, Reese Rolheiser, Jordan Samuels-Thomas, Zach Tolkinen, Bryce Van Brabant, Jake Whiting, Scott Zurevinski


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Women’s Ice Hockey Head Coach: Rick Seeley Associate Head Coach: Cassie Turner Assistant Coach: Paul Nemetz-Carlson Most Valuable Player: Kelly Babstock

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team used a thrilling overtime win agianst Boston College - believed to be the biggest win in program history - as the first of an seven game winning streak to cap-off the first half of the season. The Bobcats managed to win its final two regular-season games and move into the ECAC Hockey Tournament, where it defeated Clarkson, on the Golden Knights home ice, to advance to the ECAC Hockey Championship Semifinals. Post-Season Honors: Kelly Babstock (ECAC Hockey Second Team, All-New England), Regan Boulton (ECAC Hockey Second Team)

Roster: Kelly Babstock, Anna Borgfeldt, Regan Boulton, Olivia Brackett, Amanda Colin, Bethany Dymarczyk, Kristen Eklund, Jordan Elkins, Morgan Fritz-Ward, Breann Frykas, Kara Gust, Megan Hagg, Chelsea Illchuk, Nicole Kosta, Chelsea Laden, Brittany Lyons, Emily MacKinnon, Elena Orlando, Melissa Perry, Michaela Spiessl, Erica Uden Johansson, Felica Vieweg, Victoria Vigilanti, Kate Wheeler, Shelby Wignall, Ashley Winslow Women’s Indoor Track Head Coach: Carolyn Martin Assistant Coaches: Christopher Dickerson, Steven Belanger Most Valuable Player: Morgan Roche

Season Summary: After being picked ninth in the NEC Preseason Coaches’ Poll, the Quinnipiac women’s indoor track team surpassed expectations with a seventh-place finish at the 2012 Northeast Conference Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Bobcats were led by All-NEC first team honoree Rebecca White, who won the 5,000-meter run at the NEC Championships. Morgan Roche represented Quinnipiac at the 2012 ECAC Indoor Championships, where she competed in the 3,000-meter run, while several Bobcats ran at this year’s New England Championships. Post Season Awards: Rebecca White (All-Northeast Conference First Team)

Roster: Katherine Beam, Hannah Donadio, Christine Donnelly, Amanda Duggan, Amanda Faust, Brianna Faust, Christina Faust, Kaitlyn Flynn, Kaitlynn Hammerton, Grace Harvey, Jill Humphreys, Kaitie Kelly, Julie Lanning, Kelly Malloy, Rachel Morelli, Katy Petrie, Samantha Reilly, Morgan Roche, Martha Santandreu, Alexandra Seitz, Kayla Sims, Nikki Smith, Rebecca Smith, Jessica Soja, Kelly Sorrell, Rebecca Stabile, Andrea Szarkowicz, Becca White, Kemesha Woodfine, Val Zielinski

Baseball Head Coach: Dan Gooley Assistant Coaches: Marc Stonaha, Chris LeSieur Most Valuable Player: Kyle Nisson

Season Summary: Quinnipiac baseball head coach Dan “Skip” Gooley won his 500th career game and also became the third coach in Quinnipiac Athletics history - joining legendary athletic director and men’s basketball coach Burt Kahn and current men’s and women’s tennis coach Mike Quitko - to reach 400 career wins. The Bobcats have been led by Kyle Nisson, who ranks among the league leaders in most offensive categories while also establishing himself as one of the top catchers in the league. Zak Palmer and Gabe Guerino have provided consistent offense all season, with Palmer winning NEC Player of the Week honors.

Roster: Kevin Adler, Mike Blumenthal, Ray Buckley, Christopher Caldari, Kevin Castodio, Anthony Cinelli, Nic Civale, Matt DeRosa, Scott Donaghue, George Dummar, Forrest Dwyer, Nick Fabrizio, Gabe Guerino, Vincent Guglietti, Brian Heflin, Spencer Kane, Derek Lamacchia, Dale Long, Matthew Lorenzetti, Neil Mammele, Chris Migani, Kyle Nisson, Kevin O’Connell, Zak Palmer, Brian Ruditys, Matthew Siciliano, Jesse Ullrich, Ryan Walsh


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Men’s Lacrosse Head Coaches: Eric Fekete Assistant Coaches: Bruce Frady, Brian Small Most Valuable Player: Chris Coppolecchia

Season Summary: Fresh off a 2011 NEC Regular-Season Championship, Quinnipiac will make its fourth postseason conference tournament appearance in as many chances this weekend. The Bobcats clinched the #3 seed in the 2012 playoffs, and will appear in the semifinals on Friday afternoon. Head Coach Eric Fekete and the Bobcats will take a young, but very talented team, into the singleelimination clash. A midst a three-game winning-streak midway through the campaign, QU picked up two NEC wins to solidify a spot in the championships. Roster: Jay Binkowski, Steve Bryant, Brennan Chalmers, Chris Coppolecchia, Pat Corcoran, Chad Crisco, Adam Dahlgard, Sean Damboise, Matt Diehl, Andrew Federico, Carmen French, Blake Gattison, Tom Gilligan, Henry Graves, Eddie Greco, Hunter Henrick, Leo Horine, John Joseph, Mike Keane, Basil Kostaras, Brandon Kuring, Matt Kycia, Jay Lenaghan, Alex Lucas, Grant Marston, J.B. Marston, Chris McMahon, Chris Messina, Pat Mulligan, Pat Murray, Greg Pendergast, Campbell Puckett, Christian Rekow, Michael Sagl, Paul Stevenson, Dylan Torey, Dylan Webster, Evan Weldon, Brendan Wilbur, Dorian Wolff Softball Head Coach: Germaine Fairchild Assistant Coaches: Ron Ventura, Ben Lipson Most Valuable Player: Heather Schwartzburg

Season Summary: Last year’s Northeast Conference Tournament runner-up, the Quinnipiac softball team looks to make their third consecutive appearance in the NEC Tournament with a 12-6 mark in league action. The Bobcats are led by a trio of senior captains, including the 2011 NEC Pitcher of the Year Heather Schwartzburg and 2011 NEC Defensive Player of the Year Ashley Heiberger. Earlier in the 2012 season, the Bobcats matched a NCAA record in consecutive homeruns as the Bobcats put together four straight homers in a NEC sweep of Sacred Heart on April 1. The homers were driven in by Alex Alba, Mina Duffy, Katie Alfiere and Nikki Barba. Roster: Alex Alba, Katie Alfiere, Nikki Barba, Christy Cabrera, Brittney Cyr, Katie Donohue, Mina Duffy, Bridget Figmic, Ashley Heiberger, Kortney Kesses, Hannah Lindsley, Jordan Paolucci, Jacquie Ristow, Lauran Salgado, Heather Schwartzburg Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach: Danie Caro Assistants: Brittany Hauser, Meaghan Fitzpatrick Most Valuable Player: Marissa Caroleo

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse came together as a team following a 1-4 start to the season, as it opened up NEC action with six consecutive victories, which included a 12-10 in over Mount St. Mary’s on Friday, March 30 in a rematch of the 2011 NEC Championship Game. The Bobcats finished the season as NEC Co-Champions following a 7-2 regular season record and were rewarded with a No. 2-seed in the NEC Conference Tournament. Despite falling to Bryant in the Semifinals, Quinnipiac currently holds the NEC’s second-longest active streak for postseason appearances, making their ninth consecutive trip in 2012.

Post-Season Honors: Marissa Caroleo (NEC Player of the Year, NEC First-Team All-Conference Midfielder), Devon Gibney (NEC Defensive Player of the Year, NEC First-Team All-Conference Midfielder), Kyra Ochwat (NEC Rookie of the Year, All-Rookie Team), Sarah Allen (NEC First-Team All-Conference Attacker), Kim Davis (NEC First-Team All-Conference Defender), Kelsey Maroney (NEC All-Tournament Team), Noelle Martello (NEC All-Tournament Team) Roster: Sarah Allen, Ari Anderson, Allison Boudreau, Kiera Carey, Marissa Caroleo, Hadley Colman, Kim Davis, Keira Flaherty, Briana Fountain, Kayla Fu, Devon Gibney, Chelsea Guerrera, Vicki Kuhn, Phoebe Laplante, Kelsey Maroney, Noelle Martello, Emily Mason, Kyra Ochwat, Brianna Russo, Emily Samuelman, Kearney Sneath, Samantha Tilts, Michaela Tinsley, Lianne Toomey, Melissa Warheit, Kayleigh Werner


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Men’s Tennis Head Coach: Mike Quitko Assistant Coaches: Ryan Bean, Nick Wormley Most Valuable Player: James Kwei

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team advanced to the Northeast Conference Championship Semifinals for the seventh straight season. The 2012 campaign was highlighted by a formidable finish, 7-4, which included a four-game winning-streak. Senior James Kwei completed his career and will leave Quinnipiac as one of the most decorated athletes in program history. He compiled 127 career-wins during his tenure at QU, ranking him top five all-time. Looking ahead to next season, the Bobcats return all but one to the court, including a sensational sophomore and two freshmen standouts. Roster: Eric Ambrosio, Micah Bailey, James Kwei, Garrett Lane, Alex Lazerowich, Corey Morgenstern, Chris Nelson, John Petrini, Ben Shapiro, Stefan Sjoberg, Andrew Weeden Women’s Tennis Head Coach: Mike Quitko Assistant: Paula Miller, Gabby Pasternak Most Valuable Player: Sarah Viebrock

Season Summary: With their second consecutive trip to the Northeast Conference Championship, the Bobcats have now reached the finals in six of the past seven seasons, a stretch that includes four titles. Despite facing a slew of injuries through much of the 2012 season, the Bobcats hit their stride with a 6-3 finish en route to NEC finals clash with Fairleigh Dickinson. Along the way, came several milestones for a squad that will return every member next year. Junior captain Sarah Viebrock surpassed the 100-win plateau in the semifinals and Head Coach Mike Quitko collected career-win No. 485, now just 15 shy of 500. Roster: Rachel Cantor, Lavinia Cristescu, Morgan Crystal, Michelle Dassa, Ariana Launie, Morgan Massey, Taylor Massey, Jacqueline Raynor, Erin Suvar, Sarah Viebrock Women’s Outdoor Track Head Coach: Carolyn Martin Assistant Coaches: Christopher Dickerson, Steve Belanger Most Valuable Player: Season Summary: The 2012 Quinnipiac women’s outdoor track team will compete in this year’s Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on May 5-6. Bobcats’ freshman Rebecca Stabile has set numerous Quinnipiac records in her rookie campaign, including the 400-meter hurdles, 400-meters, 200-meters, 100-meters and the high jump. Morgan Roche and Rebecca White also represented Quinnipiac at the Annual Penn Relays on April 26. White was named NEC Track Athlete of the Week on April 10. Roster: Katherine Beam, Christine Donnelly, Amanda Duggan, Amanda Faust, Brianna Faust, Christina Faust, Kaitie Kelly, Kelly Malloy, Hannah Donadio, Kaitlyn Flynn, Kaitlyn Hammerton, Grace Harvey, Jill Humphreys, Julie Lanning, Rachel Morelli, Katy Petrie, Samantha Reilly, Morgan Roche, Martha Santandreu, Kayla Sims, Nikki Smith, Rebecca Smith, Jessica Soja, Kelly Sorrell, Rebecca Stabile, Samantha Stabile, Andrea Szarkowicz, Becca White, Val Zielinski.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Acrobatics & Tumbling Head Coach: Mary Ann Powers Assistant: Toni Corvi, Jacqueline Svadeba Most Valuable Player: Danielle Pilloise

Season Summary: The Quinnipiac acrobatics & tumbling team dropped its season-opener at home against Maryland on Saturday, Feb. 4, before heading out on the road for four-straight road contests. In a rematch against the Terps just over a month later on Friday, March 9, the Bobcats highest point total of the season (at the time) of 283.000 was bested by the highest score in NCATA history of 290.560. The tightest tri-meet of the season occurred on Sunday, March 11, as Baylor, Fairmont State and Quinnipiac finished the meet separated by just 2.68 total points. On senior night in Hamden on Monday, April 2, Quinnipiac lost by the slimmest of margins to Azusa Pacific, 287.375 – 287.215, despite turning in its highest overall score of the season.

Postseason Honors: Erin Trotman (NCATA All-American) and Christina Lasto (NCATA All-American)

Roster: Alexis Alexander, Gina Antonelli, Casey Block, Danielle Burns, Victoria Cribbs, Stephanie Crosson, Chelsie Desmarais, Stephanie Fasano, Chivon Forrester, Adeja Grieg, Lexus Paige Guarino, Courtney Haskell, Diamond Hawkins, Christina Lasto, Racheal Leahy, Cera Orner, Emily Pacillo, Stephanie Palange, Trisha Pierce, Danielle Pilloise, Jenna Quenneville, Erin Reed, Taylor Roberts, Christine Rochester, Samantha Rodriguez, Cara Seckinger, Courtney Sholler, Jayme Strype, Erin Trotman, Gina Yeadon

Women’s Golf Director: John O’Connor Assistant Coaches: Kerry Brown Most Valuable Player: Kayla Ketcheson

Season Summary: Quinnipiac women’s golf was tabbed to finish last at the NEC Championship by the league’s coaches, and instead finished 9th out of the conference’s 11 teams, earning head coach John O’Connor NEC Co-Coach of the Year honors. Kayla Ketcheson was the top finisher at all but one event this season, while the Bobcats received steady improved from across the board.

Roster: Nicole Ferretti, Jennifer Forlenza, Devon Gibney, Kayla Ketcheson, Stacey Kmill, Erin Morton, Amanda Nagel, Jessica Rotell, Hannah Russell, Alessandra Screnci

Women’s Rugby Director: Becky Carlson Assistant Coach: Michelle Reed Most Valuable Player: Krystin Orrico

Season Summary: The inaugural season for the Quinnipiac women’s rugby team was a great success, as the team won the program’s first ever victory on Sunday, Sept. 25 against SUNYNew Paltz. That 15-5 win was followed up with a 23-7 victory the following weekend against Marist in the team’s home-opener. Just over two weeks later on Wednesday, Oct. 19, Quinnipiac scored a season-high 49 points against Hofstra, running away with the 49-0 shutout victory. On senior day Sunday, Oct. 23 against Stony Brook, Quinnipiac needed a late score to pull out the come-from-behind tie, as the teams finished the day deadlocked, 11-11. Roster: Alysha Andrews, Emily Carroll, Melissa Condo, Elisa Cuellar, Christina DeJesus, Colleen Doherty, Nancy Dunn, Shannon Durkin, Allison Gnys, Megan Hannemann, Stephanie Hasher, Jaren Johnson, Jacqueline Lilly, Jacqueline MacLearie, Molly Mahoney, Megan McClintock, Lindsay Nolan, Nora Kate O’Brien, Krystin Orrico, Katie Partin, Marie Pescatore, Diana Poulsen, Jennifer Salomon, Katie Wood Pep Band Director: Chris Malico MVP: Matt Porrell

Roster: Erin Adams, Vanessa Baez, Danielle Bigelow, Tom Capone, Chelsea Cerillo, Elyse Comer, Miranda Davis, Shawn Doyle, Mason Dunn-McDonagh, Elisabeth Emery, Erin Ernst, Alyssa Fine, Andrew Futter, Jose Gallegos-Vallejo, Jimmy Geary, Emily Gottier, Kristen Helinski, Cassie Klatskin, Danielle Lyons, Brad MacDowell, AJ Manderano, Deanna Maytas, Jeff Monaco, Samantha Neville, Tess Pellicano, Christopher Pini, Matt Porrell, Marie Schussler, Michael Tutino, Bruce White, Amanda Zilinski


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2011-2012 Season Quinnipiac Athletic Season Timeline

August August 9 The Quinnipiac University men’s cross country team was chosen to finish eighth in the Northeast Conference Pre-Season Poll as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The Bobcats finished eighth at the 2010 NEC Cross Country Championships and were led by junior Mike Levene (Redding, Conn.), who finished 24th. August 10 The Quinnipiac University women’s cross country team was unanimously picked to finish first in the 2011 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll as announced by the league office on Wednesday, Aug. 10. The Bobcats won their sixth consecutive NEC women’s cross country championship last season, led by the 2010 NEC Outstanding Performer, Becca White (Natick, Mass.), who won the championship meet with a record-breaking time of 17:17.

Quinnipiac University volleyball junior Taylor Payne (Warwick, N.Y.) and former Bobcat Amanda Armstrong (Waukesha, Wis.) were named to the Iroquois Empire High Performance coaching staff this past summer. Pretournament training took place at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y. Payne coached the Youth National Team at the training camp, while Armstrong coached the Select team at the camp and also coached the team at the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships in Tucson, Ariz. August 12 The Quinnipiac University women’s soccer program hosted a high school player clinic for any high school player interested in Quinnipiac University on Friday, Aug. 12. Forty-two high school students attended the clinic, which was conducted by the Quinnipiac women’s soccer coaching staff.

August 16 The Northeast Conference’s coaches have selected the Quinnipiac University volleyball team to finish eighth in the league in the annual preseason coaches’ poll, the league office today announced. The Bobcats look to improve on a 6-24 record, including a 4-12 mark in conference play in 2010.

August 17 The Quinnipiac men’s soccer team was selected to finish seventh in the 2011 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league on Wednesday, Aug. 17. The Bobcats, who finished the 2010 season 4-11-2 overall (3-6-1 NEC), return 12 players from last season. Top-scorer and assistant captain, junior Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wis.), who finished the 2010 campaign with five goals and one assist, has led the Bobcats in goals scored and overall points in each of the last two seasons.

August 22 The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s cross country teams volunteered at the third annual 2011 West Rock Challenge Race on Sunday, Aug. 21. The event was hosted by the Habitat For Humanity of Greater New Haven. The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s cross country teams volunteered at the third annual 2011 West Rock Challenge Race on Sunday, Aug. 21. The event was hosted by the Habitat For Humanity of Greater New Haven. August 25 Quinnipiac women’s soccer senior Furtuna Velaj was recently recognized on www.AllWhiteKit.com, a women’s soccer website. Velaj, one of the Bobcats’ top offensive players, was listed as one of the site’s top potential draft picks in the country. The Stamford, Conn. native also received recognition as one of the top forwards in its preseason shortlists. August 26 Freshman Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.J.) became the first player in Quinnipiac’s Division I history to score twice in her first career game as the Quinnipiac field hockey team defeated Holy Cross, 6-2, in its 2011 season opener at the QU Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. Allan also factored into a third goal with an assist, giving her five points and the most a Quinnipiac player has scored in their first collegiate debut. The Bobcats’ six goals are the most they have scored in a season-opener in Division I history and the most scored against a Division I opponent in program history.

August 28 Two days after scoring the first NCAA Division I Field Hockey goal of the 2011 season, Quinnipiac senior Kaitlyn Notarianni (Clarks Summit, Pa.) was featured on GoLakawanna.com in a feature by Tom Robinson. The senior forward is the active leading career goal-scorer on the Bobcats’ roster and ranks 14th all-time in career points at Quinnipiac. Notarianni spoke with Robinson about her expectations for the team this year. August 29 Quinnipiac field hockey freshman Danielle Allan (Pompton Lakes, N.J.) was named the Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week. The first year Bobcat matched the efforts of two-time NEC Player of the Year Virginia Egusquiza of Rider with a two-goal, one-assist outing against Holy Cross on Friday, Aug. 26 in the Bobcats’ 6-2 season-opening win.

September September 3 The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team competed at the Stony Brook Season Opener on Saturday morning. Freshman Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.) led the Bobcats as he placed fourth with a time of 19:33 in his first collegiate meet. Overall, the host took first place with 18 points, while Quinnipiac finished in second place with 50 points and CW Post came in third with 66 points. The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team ran at the Stony Brook Season Opener on Saturday morning. Junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) was the Bobcats’ top finisher, placing third overall in 14:19. Stony Brook won the meet with 18 points, while Quinnipiac placed second with 41 points and CW Post took third with 85 points.

September 4 Kaitlyn Notarianni (Clarks Summit, Pa.) scored the game-winning goal in a shootout as Quinnipiac rallied against Yale, 3-2. Yale led, 2-1, at halftime before Kim Cunniff’s (Walpole, Mass.) blast off a corner tied the game and sent it overtime. After two periods of scoreless, overtime play, the game was ultimately decided with Quinnipiac out-shot Yale, 4-2, in the penalty strokeoff. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 2-1 on the season while Yale drops to 0-2.

September 7 The Quinnipiac University volleyball team will co-host the first-ever Quinnipiac/University of Hartford Tournament on Friday, Sept. 9 and Saturday, Sept. 10. Delaware State, La Salle and Navy will come to the Nutmeg State for the two-day tourney, to be held at legendary Burt Kahn Court on the Mt. Carmel Campus of Quinnipiac University. September 9 Senior Kelby Carey (Surfside, Calif.) and freshman Tierra Allen (Sumter, S.C.) each totaled a team-high 13 kills to lead the Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team to a 3-2 win against La Salle in front of a capacity crowd at Burt Kahn Court on the Mt. Carmel Campus of Quinnipiac University. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 1-6, while La Salle falls to 2-8. Quinnipiac field hockey sophomore Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.) scored a career-best three goals for her first career hat trick as the Bobcats defeated Colgate, 6-0. Quinnipiac improves to 3-1 on the season while Colgate drops to 1-3 on the season. The hat trick was the first for the Bobcats since Kaitlyn Notarianni (Clarks Summit, Pa.) scored three times against Lehigh in last year’s season-opener.

Quinnipiac women’s soccer senior Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) was recognized in an article written by ESPN.com’s Graham Hays. The article lists Velaj as one of the top offensive players in the nation. Last year, Hays also wrote a feature, “From refugee to soccer star,” on Velaj’s journey from her native Kosovo to the United States, as well as her future aspirations in political science following her collegiate career. September 10 The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team placed sixth out of 17 teams at the annual Fordham Fiasco on Saturday morning. The Bobcats finished with a total of 173 points, while Princeton posted 34 points for the win. Sophomore Brianna Faust (Macungie, Pa.) was Quinnipiac’s top runner, placing 20th overall in 18:55. The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team competed at the Stony Brook Season Opener on Saturday morning. Freshman Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.) led the Bobcats as he placed fourth with a time of 19:33 in his first collegiate meet. Overall, the host took first place with 18 points, while Quinnipiac finished in second place with 50 points and CW Post came in third with 66 points. September 13 Quinnipiac men’s cross country freshman Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.) was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

September 14 Quinnipiac field hockey senior captain Kim Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) scored three times off of corners for her first career hat trick as the Bobcats defeated Lehigh, 3-2, at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. The win moves the Bobcats to 4-2 on the season while Lehigh drops to 1-4. Quinnipiac men’s soccer freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) buried his third goal of the contest with just over a minute remaining in regulation, to give the Bobcats a 4-3 edge over Hartford on Wednesday afternoon in Hamden, Conn. Ogunjobi’s three second-half goals guided Quinnipiac (1-3) to its first win of the season, while Hartford (1-5) loses its fifth-consecutive game of the season. September 15 The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was selected to finish third in the 2011-12 ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Bobcats collected 93 points and one first-place vote after posting a 22-12-3 overall record (12-9-1 ECAC Hockey) last season.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) were each honored with an ECAC Hockey Preseason All-League selection, as announced by the league on Thursday, Sept. 15. For Babstock, the 2010-11 ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Year, this was her first Preseason All-League selection while Vigilanti, the 2009-10 ECAC Hockey Rookie and Goaltender of the Year, earned her second-consecutive Preseason All-League nod. Joining Babstock and Vigilanti are four Cornell skaters, including defenders Laura Fortino and Lauriane Rougeau, and forwards Rebecca Johnston and Brianne Jenner. September 16 The Quinnipiac men’s basketball team visit the Achievement First Bridgeport Academy in Bridgeport, Conn. Head Coach Tom Moore and the Bobcats addressed the students in a morning assembly before visiting several classrooms.

September 17 The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team placed eighth out of 14 teams at the 17th Annual Monmouth Invitational on Saturday morning. East Stroudsburg University won the 8k course with 63 points, while Quinnipiac finished with 178 points in total. The Bobcats were led by freshman Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.), who placed sixth overall. The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team won the 17th Annual Monmouth Invitational on Saturday morning. The Bobcats competed against a total of 16 teams and took the first-place finish with 43 points. Sophomore Becca White (Natick, Mass.) paced Quinnipiac on the 5k course as she placed fourth overall in 18:29. September 18 Sophomore Beck Kiting (Canberra, Australia) scored the game-winning goal as the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team picked up their first victory of the 2011 season against Holy Cross, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 1-4-1 overall, while the Crusaders drop to 2-5-0 on the year.

Quinnipiac field hockey sophomore Amanda Danziger (Smithtown, N.Y.) scored with 5.2 seconds remaining in regulation to give Quinnipiac a 4-3 win against Harvard at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey Turf Complex. The win pushes Quinnipiac to 5-2 on the season while Harvard drops to 2-4 on the year. September 19: Quinnipiac senior captain Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) was named the Northeast Conference Field Hockey Player of the Week, as announced by the league office. Cunniff totaled nine points on four goals and an assist in wins against Lehigh and Harvard, factoring into five of Quinnipiac’s seven goals for the week. Quinnipiac men’s soccer freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) was named Northeast Conference Men’s Soccer Player and Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, Sept. 19.

September 20 Quinnipiac men’s cross country freshman Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.) was named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, for the second straight week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Sept. 20.

Quinnipiac softball head coach Germaine Fairchild announced a trio of captains for the upcoming 2012 season. Seniors Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.), Ashley Heiberger (Sioux Falls, S.D.), and Christy Cabrera (Reno, Nevada) have each been selected to lead the Bobcats in 2011-12.

September 21 Sophomore Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.) scored twice to lead the Quinnipiac field hockey team to a 3-1 win against Columbia in New York, N.Y. The Bobcats have now won three games in a row to improve to 6-2 on the season. Columbia drops to 2-4 on the season with the loss. September 23 Quinnipiac juniors Rachel Cantor (Short Hills, N.J.) and Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) both advanced to the Quarterfinals of their respective singles’ flights on the first day of the Eastern Championships hosted by the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.

September 24 The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team saw six different skaters find the back of the net, as the Bobcats rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Durham Jr. Lightning squad in an exhibition contest at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday evening. Junior Brittany Lyons (Canton, Mass.) netted two goals and an assist, while freshman Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) contributed a goal and two assists in the victory. Senior defender William Cavallo’s (Londonderry, N.H.) lone goal in the 53rd minute of play was all the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team needed, as it defeated Loyola (Md.) in a defensive battle, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Quinnipiac Soccer Field. The win improves the Bobcats record to 2-3, while the loss ends the Greyhounds’ four-game winning streak, as they see their record fall to 5-2-1 on the season.

September 25 The Quinnipiac women’s rugby team earned the program’s first-ever victory

with a 15-5 win over SUNY New Paltz on Sunday afternoon. Quinnipiac improves to 1-2 on the season, while New Paltz falls to 1-1-1. September 27:Quinnipiac freshman Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Month, as announced by the NEC today.

September 28 The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team was picked to finish sixth in both the 2011-12 ECAC Hockey Preseason Coaches and Media Association Polls, while also receiving one first place vote in the Coaches poll. Quinnipiac was 16-15-8 last season and return nine of its top 10 scorers from a year ago. September 30 The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team finished in 32nd place out of 46 teams at the 38th Annual Paul Short Run hosted by Lehigh University on Friday afternoon. The Bobcats finished the Brown 8k Race with a total of 761 points, while Iona College won the meet with 125 points. Junior Richard Stoliker (Shelton, Conn.) was Quinnipiac’s top finisher, placing 58th in 26:39. The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team placed 25th at the 38th Annual Paul Short Run at Lehigh University on Friday morning. The Bobcats competed against 45 collegiate teams in the Gold 6k Race and finished with a total of 743 points, while Providence College won the meet with 101 points. Junior Rebecca White (Natick, Mass.) paced Quinnipiac with a 55th-place finish in 21:35.

The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team defeated Fairleigh Dickinson, 4-2, in its first Northeast Conference victory of the 2011 season on Friday night. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 2-5-1 on the year and 1-1-0 in conference play, while the Knights drop to 3-5-1 overall and 0-2-0 in NEC action. Quinnipiac men’s soccer senior captain Durval Pereira (Cheshire, Conn.) produced a goal and an assist, leading the Bobcats to their first Northeast Conference victory of the season, and third-straight overall, with a 2-1 win over Bryant on Friday afternoon. Quinnipiac improves its overall record to 3-3 on the season and 1-0 in NEC action, while Bryant falls to 1-5-1 overall on the year and opens NEC play with a 0-1 record. October October 1 Sophomore forward Elena Orlando’s (Chico, Calif.) goal midway through the second period was all the No.9-ranked Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team needed to defeat No.8-ranked Mercyhurst, as the Bobcats shutout the Lakers, 1-0, on Saturday afternoon at Mercyhurst Ice Center. Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made 24 saves en route to her 15th career shutout, leading Quinnipiac (1-1) to its first victory of the season. Mercyhurst falls to 1-1 on the year.

The Quinnipiac women’s volleyball team won its first Northeast Conference match of the season with a 3-2 victory against St. Francis (N.Y.). The Bobcats won the first two sets, before the Terriers bounced back with wins in the third and fourth sets. Quinnipiac held off the St. Francis comeback bid with a 16-14 win in the final set. October 2 The Quinnipiac women’s rugby team defeated MetNY opponent Marist, 23-7, in its home-opener on Sunday afternoon in Hamden, Conn. With their second-consecutive victory, the Bobcats improve to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in MetNY action, while Marist falls to 1-2, both in the conference and overall. First-year Bobcats Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) and Hannah Russell (Monson, Mass.) were both tied for 40th out of 66 golfers to lead Quinnipiac women’s golf at the 2011 ECAC Division I Championship. Quinnipiac sophomore Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) scored twice to lead the men’s ice hockey team to a 5-2 win against Acadia in an exhibition game played at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. Twin brother Kellen assisted on both of Connor’s goals. October 3 Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) led the Quinnipiac Women’s Golf team at the 2011 ECAC Championship with an 80, the best 18-hole round in program history, on her way to a top-30 finish. Quinnipiac finished 12th out of 14 teams. October 4 Quinnipiac women’s cross country junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) was named the Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The weekly accolade is White’s first NEC honor of the 2011 season.

Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Oct. 4. This marks Vigilanti’s 10th career selection as Goaltender of the Week. October 6 The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team was featured on USCHO.com by ECAC Hockey columnist, Joshua Boyd, in an article titled “Young Quinnipiac Hopes To Rise From The Middle”.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program October 7 Quinnipiac senior captain Kimberly Cunniff’s (Walpole, Mass.) goal exactly three minutes into overtime gave the Quinnipiac field hockey team a 2-1 win against Robert Morris in a Northeast Conference match-up at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Complex in Hamden, Conn. Ocotber 8, 2011: Four first-period goals, including a pair of power-play goals from junior Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.),powered the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team to a 4-3 win against Ohio State in a non-conference match-up at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Bobcats split the season-opening series with the Buckeyes to open the year at 1-1.

Senior Kristina Del Mistro (East Williston, N.Y.) scored her first two goals of the season, including the game-winner, as the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team defeated Robert Morris, 3-2, in a Northeast Conference match on Friday afternoon. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 3-5-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play, while the Colonials drop to 7-5-1 on the year and 1-2 in the NEC.

Junior William Daniels’ (Clackamas, Ore.) long blast in the first overtime propelled the Quinnipiac University men’s soccer team to a thrilling victory on Friday afternoon, as the Bobcats defeated the St. Francis (Pa.) Red Flash, 2-1, on the Quinnipiac Soccer Field in Hamden, Conn. After a scoreless second half, Daniels’ tally just two minutes into the extra frame pushed the Bobcats to their second straight NEC triumph at home this season. October 8 The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team placed ninth in the varsity race and eighth in the sub varsity meet at the New England (NEICAAA) Championships on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Franklin Park in Boston Mass. Thirty-nine teams competed in the women’s varsity race, where Boston College won with 38 points, while Quinnipiac finished with a total of 279 points. Junior Becca White (Natick, Mass) paced the Bobcats with a ninth place finish in 18:04.

The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team placed 33rd out of 43 teams in the varsity race at the New England (NEICAAA) Championships on Saturday afternoon at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. Quinnipiac freshman Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.) led the Bobcats with a 68th place finish in 26:08. The University of Connecticut won the men’s varsity meet with 149 points, while Quinnipiac finished with a total of 823 points. October 9 Sophomore Jess Rusin (Garwood, N.J.) scored twice to lead the Quinnipiac field hockey team to a 4-2 Northeast Conference win against Saint Francis (Pa.). With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 8-5 overall and remain undefeated in NEC play at 2-0. Saint Francis drops to 3-11 on the season and 1-1 in NEC play.

On Sunday, the men’s and women’s soccer programs are supporting the efforts of Truong Nguyen ‘08, a former men’s soccer player now serving in the Peace Corps in Indonesia. Volunteers will be handing out information and accepting donations to help Truong as he works with his village in East Java, Indonesia to build a multipurpose (soccer and basketball) athletic court. The purpose of an athletic court is to give students a safe place to participate in sports and build confidence and pride within the community.

Junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) scored a goal and drew a penalty in the goalkeeper’s box in the 79th minute that led to the gamewinning goal, as the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team won its third straight Northeast Conference game on Sunday afternoon with a 2-1 victory over Robert Morris. Senior defender Matthew Rothbart (Cheshire, Conn.) capitalized on the infraction and buried his first penalty kick opportunity of the season to lead Quinnipiac to a 5-4 overall record and a 3-0 NEC mark. The loss drops Robert Morris to 4-6-1 overall and 0-4 in NEC action. On Sunday, the men’s and women’s soccer programs are supporting the efforts of Truong Nguyen ‘08, a former men’s soccer player now serving in the Peace Corps in Indonesia. Volunteers will be handing out information and accepting donations to help Truong as he works with his village in East Java, Indonesia to build a multipurpose (soccer and basketball) athletic court. The purpose of an athletic court is to give students a safe place to participate in sports and build confidence and pride within the community.

October 10 Quinnipiac men’s soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) has been named adidas/Northeast Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, Oct. 10.

was established to address the problem of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in high school, collegiate and professional sports. Quinnipiac’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are the first in NCAA Division I basketball to partake in the training session.

The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s basketball teams welcomed the Hoops For Heart Health organization to TD Bank Sports Center on Tuesday morning, a foundation founded by National Basketball Association (NBA) star, Ryan Gomes. Hoops For Heart Health is a not-for-profit association that was established to address the problem of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in high school, collegiate and professional sports. Quinnipiac’s men’s and women’s basketball teams are the first in NCAA Division I basketball to partake in the training session. Quinnipiac women’s cross country junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) picked up her second consecutive Northeast Conference Athlete of the Week title, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. October 12: The Quinnipiac Acrobatics & Tumbling team will host its fall clinic on Saturday, Nov. 26, with sign-ups beginning at 12 p.m. The clinic will involve teaching proper warm-up and conditioning exercises, as well as educating athletes the proper progression of tumbling, acrobatics and stunting skills. This year’s clinic is open to young women between the ages of 13-18, with the pre-registration deadline set for November 18.

Four different Bobcats scored as the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team defeated Holy Cross, 5-3, in the Bobcats’ home-opener at the High Points Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The non-conference win pushes Quinnipiac to 2-1-0 on the season while the Crusaders open the year at 0-1-0. The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team volunteered at the 2011 Fall Middle School Unified Sports Soccer Tournament, sponsored by Special Olympics Connecticut, at Quinnipiac Park in Cheshire, Conn. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. October 13 Quinnipiac women’s soccer senior forward Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) has been named one of the Northeast Conference’s top-20 players, according to the national club and collegiate soccer website, TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Quinnipiac men’s soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) and freshman forward Ola Ogunjobi (London, England) have been named two of the top-20 players in the Northeast Conference, as highlighted by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Suprise garnered the number 12th spot and Ogunjobi the 14th spot on the national club and collegiate soccer website.

October 14 The Quinnipiac women’s golf team carded a combined 367 for a 19th place finish on the first day of the two-day Rutgers Women’s Golf Invitational. Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) led Quinnipiac an 88 (46-42). October 15 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey junior Jeremy Langlois’ (Tempe, Ariz.) natural hat trick led the Bobcats to a 7-1 win against Canisius in a non-conference match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.

The Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team is one of four teams to participate in the Christian Prince Memorial Tournament on Sunday, October 16th at Reese Stadium on the campus of Yale University. The field consists of all Connecticut-based institutions including Sacred Heart, Fairfield and the hosting Bulldogs.

In front of over 1,000 fans at a jam-packed Burt Kahn Court, the largest home crowd in program history, the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team knocked off St. Francis (Pa.) in straight sets, 3-0 (25-18, 25-22 and 25-23) on Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats used a balanced attack that featured seven players with at least one kill in the match. On the other side of the net, QU held the Red Flash to a minute .104 attacking percentage.

October 16 Spencer Heichman (Yorba Linda, Calif.) scored twice to lead the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team to its fourth straight win as the Bobcats defeated Canisius, 4-0, High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center on Sunday afternoon. Quinnipiac improves to 4-1-0 on the season while Canisius drops to 0-2-0.

The Quinnipiac softball team volunteered at the Connecticut Special Olympics Softball Competition and Tournament held at the Connecticut SportsPlex in North Branford, Conn. on Sunday, Sept. 11.

October 18 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey junior Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) was named the ECAC Hockey Player of the Week on Oct. 18, 2011. Langlois totaled four goals and two assists in a 3-0 week that saw Quinnipiac defeat Holy Cross and sweep Canisius.

The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s basketball teams welcomed the Hoops For Heart Health organization to TD Bank Sports Center on Tuesday morning, a foundation founded by National Basketball Association (NBA) star, Ryan Gomes. Hoops For Heart Health is a not-for-profit association that

October 19 The Quinnipiac women’s rugby team earned its greatest margin of victory of the season against Hofstra, shutting out the Pride, 49-0, on Wednesday evening in Hempstead, N.Y. Sophomore Diana Poulsen (Dover, N.J.) and junior

October 11 Quinnipiac men’s cross country freshman Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.) won his third Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.

The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team won its fifth straight game with a 6-1 non-conference victory against Bentley at the High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Six different Bobcats scored as Quinnipiac improves to 5-1-0 on the season.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Megan Hannemann (Manchester, N.H.) each scored two tries for Quinnipiac, which improved its record to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in MetNY action. With the loss Hofstra falls to 0-5, both overall and in MetNY action, on the season.

October 21 The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team placed fifth out of seven teams at the Central Connecticut State Mini Meet on Friday afternoon. CCSU placed first with 27 points, while the Bobcats took fifth place with 119 total points. Quinnipiac also recognized its three graduating seniors at the meet.

The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team placed second out of six teams at the Central Connecticut State Mini Meet on Friday afternoon. The Bobcats compiled 49 points for the second place finish, while Providence College won the 3k with 37 points overall. Quinnipiac’s five graduating seniors were honored after the meet.

Senior Chelsea Smith (Terryville, Conn.) scored the game-winning goal to lift the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team to a 2-1 Northeast Conference win at Monmouth on Friday afternoon. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 4-8-1 overall and 3-4 in conference play, while the Hawks drop to 9-6-0 and 5-2 in league action.

Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) handed out three assists to tie the Quinnipiac single-season and career assist records as the Quinnipiac field hockey team defeated Siena, 6-1, in a Northeast Conference match-up. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 9-7 overall and 3-2 in the NEC while Siena drops to 0-16 overall and 0-5 in the NEC. October 22 The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team defeated Robert Morris, 4-1, in a nonconference match-up at RMU Island Sports Center. The Bobcats improve to 6-2-0 overall while Robert Morris drops to2-3-0. October 23 Senior Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) recorded assist No. 13 of the year, and 25th of her career, breaking the single-season and career records at Quinnipiac as the Bobcats defeated Bryant, 2-0, at the Quinnipiac Field Hockey & Lacrosse Turf Field. The Bobcats improve to 10-7 on the season and 4-2 in the NEC with the win.

Freshman Tierra Allen (Sumter, S.C.) led all Bobcats with 11 kills on Sunday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team bounced back with a vital 3-0 (27-25, 26-24 and 25-23) win against St. Francis (N.Y.) at the Genovese Center in Brooklyn Heights, N.Y. QU surpassed the 40-plus kills mark for the fifth time this season and attacked at a .241 clip, the highest percentage of the campaign. Junior Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) was tied for 11th place after the first day of the 2011 Sacred Heart Fall Classic. Ketcheson carded an 83 on the first day, and is nine strokes off the leader.

October 24 The Quinnipiac women’s golf team finished 7th out of eight teams at the 2011 Sacred Heart Fall Classic at Great River Golf Classic in Milford, Conn. Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) once again led the Bobcats, this time with an 87 on the second day. Ketcheson finished tied for 11th with a two-day 170 (+26).

Senior Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s soccer team will be featured on NBC Connecticut News Channel 30 tonight at 6 p.m. Furtuna sat down with NBC Sports Anchor, Kevin Nathan, and shared her story on coming over to the United States from Kosovo. Quinnipiac freshman Danielle Allan (Riverdale, N.J.) was named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week on Oct. 24, 2011.

The Quinnipiac University softball program held its annual banquet on Saturday, Oct. 15 in honor of the 2010-11 season. Quinnipiac softball head coach Germaine Fairchild announced the 2011 season award winners at the banquet. Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, CA) was named the team’s Most Valuable Player, Ashley Heiberger (Sioux Falls, SD) was selected Defensive Player of the Year, Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, FL) was named the Offensive Player of the Year, Lauren Salgado (Covina, CA) was chosen Most Improved Player of the Year, and Joelle Jacobsen (Flemington, NJ) received the Spirit of the Bobcat Award. The Quinnipiac women’s basketball team walked at the 2011 Fairfield County Start! Heart Walk, sponsored by the American Heart Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to “building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” on Oct. 15 at Sherwood Island Park in Westport, Conn. The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team was ranked 20th in the USCHO.com Division I Poll, released on Monday, Oct. 24. Quinnipiac had been receiving votes in the two previous polls. The Bobcats also landed in the No. 18 spot in the INCH Power Rankings.

The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team was featured on InsideCollegehockey.com in a feature penned by Joe Gladziszewski on Oct. 21, 2011. October 25 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey freshman Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) has been named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week by the ECAC Hockey office.

The Quinnipiac Women’s lacrosse team visited West Woods School in Hamden last Friday evening as part of the Athletic Department’s Positive Play program. The Bobcats helped out with the school’s Haunted House, assisted with craft projects and did face painting with the students. October 28 The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team is sponsoring a fundraiser for the Bawa Health Initiative in conjunction with the team’s home fall lacrosse tournament this coming Saturday, Oct. 29. The Bawa Health Initiative is an independent non-profit charitable organization established to provide primary health care to residents of Bawa.

Quinnipiac freshman Danielle Allan’s (Riverdale, N.J.) hat trick led the Bobcats to a 5-2 win against Sacred Heart to clinch the third seed in the upcoming NEC Tournament. The Bobcats finish the regular season at 11-7 overall and 5-2 in the NEC while Sacred Heart drops to 6-12 overall and 3-4 in conference play.

Led by sophomore Tim Quigley’s (Ridgefield, Conn.) first two goals of the season, the Quinnipiac men’s soccer team defeated Northeast Conference opponent Central Connecticut, 2-1, on Friday afternoon. The win improves the Bobcats’ NEC record to 4-3 and its overall record to 6-7, while the loss drops the Blue Devils to 5-3 in NEC action and 8-8 overall. The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team earned its first ECAC Hockey victory of the season with a 2-0 shutout victory over Rensselaer on Friday afternoon at Houston Field House. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 2-5 overall (1-0 ECAC Hockey), while Rensselaer falls to 2-5-2 overall and begins ECAC Hockey action with a 0-1 record.

October 29 The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team skated to a convincing 5-1 win over ECAC Hockey opponent Union on Saturday afternoon at Messa Rink. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 2-0 in ECAC Hockey action and 3-5 overall, while Union falls to 0-2 in ECAC Hockey and 2-7 on the season overall.

The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team finished sixth out of 12 teams at the 2011 Northeast Conference Championships on Saturday morning at Holmdel Park in Holmdel, N.J. The Bobcats finished the 8k course with a total of 171 points, while Central Connecticut State won the title with 54 points. Freshman Spencer Mannion (Brookfield, Conn.) led Quinnipiac as he placed 27th overall in 27:50.90. October 31 The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team won its seventh consecutive Northeast Conference Championship on Saturday morning at Holmdel Park in Holmdel, N.J. The Bobcats took first place, out of 12 teams, with a total of 44 points and were paced by senior Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.), who finished in fifth place overall in 19:02.70. The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team moved up a spot in the USCHO. com Division I Poll, and two spots in the INCH Power Rankings, announced on Oct. 31, 2011. November November 1 The Quinnipiac University men’s ice hockey team defeated Princeton, 5-2, at Hobey Baker Memorial Rink to open the season at 1-0-0 in ECAC Hockey play, while they also improve to 7-2-0 on the season. Princeton goes to 0-2-1 overall and 0-1-0 in league play.

November 2 Quinnipiac field hockey senior Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) and men’s ice hockey junior Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) have been named Quinnipiac’s October Athletes of the Month.

The Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team was recently selected to finish fifth in the 2011-12 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office on Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Last season, the Bobcats finished second in the NEC standings and earned a trip to their second consecutive national postseason tournament. Quinnipiac field hockey senior Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) and men’s ice hockey junior Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) have been named Quinnipiac’s October Athletes of the Month. Quinnipiac University’s High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center will host the Team USA Women’s National Team on Nov. 2-6 as the team prepares to compete in the Four Nations Cup, featuring Sweden, Finland and Canada on Nov. 9-13 in Stora Hallen, Nykoping, Sweden.

November 3 Quinnipiac field hockey senior Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) was named the NEC Defensive Player of the Year at the conference’s annual year-end banquet, announced by the conference office today.. Cunniff was also named to the All-NEC First Team, along with teammate Megan McCreedy (White River, South Africa) while Kaitlyn Notarianni (Clarks Summit, Pa.) was named to the All- NEC Second Team.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team has been selected to finish sixth in the Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The poll was announced by the league office on Thursday, Nov. 3 in its annual media teleconference. The Bobcats finished the 2010-11 season in seventh place in the NEC standings with an 11-7 record in conference play and a 14-16 overall record. Quinnipiac clinched a spot in the NEC Tournament for the 11th consecutive year. Three members of the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team were recognized with Northeast Conference post season awards, as announced by the league office on Thursday evening. Graduate student Kyla Miles (Newtown, Conn.) and junior midfielder Shauna Edwards (Southington, Conn.) were named to the All-Conference second team, while freshman Jess Lavoie (Berlin, Conn.) was selected to the NEC All-Rookie team.

November 4 The Quinnipiac women’s soccer team defeated Bryant, 2-0, on senior day in its final game of the 2011 season on Friday afternoon. With the victory, the Bobcats end the year at 5-10-1 overall and 4-6 in the NEC, while the Bulldogs drop to 8-8-3 on the year and 4-5-1 in league action. Senior defender Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) netted her third goal in as many games and junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) collected her third shutout of the season, as the two helped the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team continue its strong start in ECAC Hockey action, shutting out Yale, 3-0, on Friday evening at High Point Solutions Arena. The win improves Quinnipiac’s ECAC Hockey record to 3-0 (4-5 overall), while Yale falls to 0-3 in ECAC Hockey Action and 0-6 overall. November 8 Field Hockey seniors Kimberly Cunniff (Walpole, Mass.) and Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) were named to the 2011 Northeast Conference AllTournament Team.

Head Coach Tom Moore of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team was one of six coaches featured at the Connecticut 6 Classic Media Breakfast on Tuesday morning at the Downtown Marriott in Hartford, Conn.

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey is in the Top-20 in the USCHO.com Division I poll for the third straight week, as announced on Monday, Nov. 7. The Bobcats are ranked 19th in the USCHO.com poll, 15th in the INCH Power Rankings and received 24 votes in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. November 9 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) has been selected to Canada’s U-22 National Team, as announced by Hockey Canada on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The team, consisting of 22 players, will represent Canada at the 2012 Meco Cup in Fussen, Germany, set to take place January 3-8, 2012.

November 10 Quinnipiac University men’s soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) has been named to the 2011 Northeast Conference Men’s Soccer FirstTeam All-Conference, as announced by the league at its annual pre-tournament banquet on Thursday, Nov. 10. November 12 Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) factored in all three Quinnipiac goals, collecting a goal and two assists in the contest, to lead the women’s ice hockey team to a 3-2 victory over ECAC Hockey opponent St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon at Appleton Arena. The win improves Quinnipiac’s ECAC Hockey record to 4-1-1 and its overall record to 5-6-1, while St. Lawrence falls to 2-3-1 in ECAC Hockey action and 5-4-3 overall. The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team placed 31st out of 33 teams at the 2011 NCAA Division I Northeast Regional Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon at the University of Buffalo. Syracuse won the championship meet with a total of 54 points, while the Bobcats compiled 956 points on the day. Junior Mike Levene (Redding, Conn.) led Quinnipiac on the 10k course as he placed 146th in 34:26.7.

The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team placed 20th out of 36 teams at the 2011 NCAA Division I Northeast Regional Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats received 631 points overall, while Syracuse won the regional meet with a combined 116 points. Junior Andrea Szarkowicz (Watertown, Conn.) paced Quinnipiac as she placed 109th with a time of 23:08.2. November 15 Head Coach Tom Moore of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team was one of six coaches featured at the Connecticut 6 Classic Media Breakfast on Tuesday morning at the Downtown Marriott in Hartford, Conn.

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey seniors Yuri Bouharevich and Jake Whiting visited Bear Path School in Hamden, Conn. on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The duo read to several classrooms and also participated in a variety of other activities. November 16 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey head coach Rand Pecknold has announced that former New York Ranger goalie Steve Valiquette has been added to the

Bobcats’ coaching staff as the team’s volunteer goalie coach. Valiquette joins the Bobcats after a 15-year professional playing career that included eight seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL).

November 18 Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) became the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team’s all-time points leader in impressive fashion on Friday evening against Colgate, garnering a game-high four points (two goals, two assists), as well as netting the game-winning tally in the team’s 6-2 victory. In what marks her 50th career game played, the reigning 2010-11 ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Year has now earned 75 points in her career (38 goals, 37 assists), passing Quinnipiac’s previous all-time points leader, Vicki Graham, who finished her career in 2007 with 73 career points. The win improves Quinnipiac’s overall record to 6-6-1 (5-1-1 ECAC Hockey), while the loss drops Colgate’s overall record to 4-8-1 (1-4-1 ECAC Hockey). November 19 12 members of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team appeared in the scoring column on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats cruised past Navy, 78-54, on Lender Court at the TD Bank Sports Center. Senior James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) led all scorers with 18 points and sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) posted his third double-double in as many games, lifting QU to its second straight triumph at the Bank. November 20 Sophomore Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) recorded her ninth career double-double on Sunday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team knocked off Fairfield University, 64-55, on Lender Court at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats’ defense held the Stags to 28.6 percent shooting for the game en route to their first win of the 2011-12 campaign.

November 21 Sophomore forward Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team has been named the Choice Hotels/NEC Player of the Week, announced on Monday, November 21, 2011 by the league office. Azotam averaged 16 points and 16 rebounds last week, as he helped the Bobcats to a 2-0 record with victories over Yale and Navy.

November 22 Quinnipiac University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tom Moore and Assistant Coach Eric Eaton recently took part in “Shots From The Heart,” a free-throw shooting contest designed to generate awareness for the growing problem of heart disease. In addition to raising heart disease awareness, the event also pays tribute to the late Skip Prosser, who passed away in July 2007 of a heart attack. Two members of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball program, senior Kevin Tarca (Skillman, N.J.) and junior Jamee Jackson (Newark, N.J.), traveled to the Shepherd Glen Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon to work with students in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Nov. 22. This marks Babstock’s third Player of the Week selection of her career.

Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock’s (Mississauga, Ontario) game-tying goal with 10 seconds remaining in regulation set the stage for fellow classmate Amanda Colin’s (Burnsville, Minn.) game-winning tally just 35 seconds into overtime, propelling the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to a thrilling 2-1 comeback victory over No. 4 Boston College on Tuesday evening at High Point Solutions Arena. The victory for Quinnipiac marks the program’s firstever win over a Top-5 Nationally Ranked opponent and improves the Bobcats’ overall record to 7-7-1. The loss drops the Eagles to 8-4-1 on the season. November 23 Quinnipiac University Men’s Basketball was featured in the Hartford Courant on Tuesday, November 22, 2011. The story, written by Hartford Columnist Mike Anthony, highlights the Bobcats’ rebounding dominance over the years under the direction of Head Coach Tom Moore.

November 23 Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse head coach Danie Caro has been honored with this year’s Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association’s (IWLCA) President’s Cup Award, as announced by the organization on Thursday, Nov. 17. The President’s Cup is awarded yearly to the individual who demonstrates the drive and determination towards the development, promotion, and enhancement of intercollegiate women’s lacrosse. In addition to the President’s Cup Award, Caro also received recognition at this year’s banquet for earning her 100th career victory during the 2011 season.

November 25 The Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team brought joy to several athletes on Sunday afternoon, as the Bobcats joined the Connecticut Special Olympics at the QU Recreation Center on the Mount Carmel Avenue campus. Team members took pictures with and cheered on participants at the annual Holiday Sports Classic, which featured hundreds of competitors from all over the state.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Freshman Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) scored two points in the final seconds of play to lead the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team to a 64-62 win against Big Ten opponent Minnesota on Friday evening in its first game of the Saint Mary’s Concord Hilton Classic. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 2-2 on the year, while the Gophers drop to 3-3 overall. Seniors Kristina Del Mistro (East Williston, N.Y.) and Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, N.Y.) of the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team were chosen to play in the 2011 Division I New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl tentatively scheduled to take place on Dec. 4 at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass. at 11 a.m. Del Mistro and Velaj represent the Bobcats alongside 21 Division I collegiate women’s soccer players in New England.

Sophomore forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) made a dramatic return to the ice on Friday afternoon for the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team, netting the game-winning goal with 5:31 remaining in regulation, as the Bobcats skated to a 4-2 victory over Connecticut in the first round of the Nutmeg Classic Tournament at Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Conn. With the win, Quinnipiac advances to Saturday’s Championship Game, set for a 7 p.m. start, and improves to 8-7-1 overall. Connecticut falls to 2-12-2 overall on the season.

November 26 Led by tournament mvp, sophomore forward Kelly Babstock’s (Mississauga, Ontario) three points (one goal, two assists) on the evening, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team repeated as Nutmeg Classic Tournament Champions with a 3-2 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday at Freitas Ice Forum in Storrs, Conn. The night held a special significance for the Bobcats who not only improved to 9-7-1 on the season, but with the win, also gave head coach Rick Seeley his 200th career victory. The loss drops the Colonials to 10-2-1 on the season. With a game-high 17 points, Quinnipiac junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) earned Most Valuable Player honors after leading the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team to a 69-67 win against Saint Mary’s in the Concord Hilton Classic Championship Game on Saturday evening. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 3-2 on the year, while the Gaels drop to 3-3 overall.

The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team defeated Massachusetts, 4-2, in a nonconference match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 8-6-3 overall while UMass drops to 4-7-3 on the season. November 28 Freshman guard Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) of the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team was named Choice Hotel/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday, Nov. 28. The weekly accolade is Martin’s first collegiate honor and the Bobcats’ first of the 2011-12 season. College Sports Madness has named junior guard Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) the National Mid-Major Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced on Monday, Nov. 28. In addition, Barron was selected by the website as a Mid-Major Conference Player of the Week after leading Quinnipiac to the Saint Mary’s Concord Hilton Thanksgiving Classic. November 29 Sophomore Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) recorded her 12th career double-double as the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated the University of Massachusetts, 66-63, on Tuesday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 4-2 on the year, while the Minutewomen drop to 1-5 overall. Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey sophomores Connor and Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) were named as two of the Top 60 players in the history of the British Columbia Hockey League.

Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey freshman goaltender Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) has been named ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Nov. 29. Laden earns her first-ever Rookie of the Week honors after winning her first-career collegiate game against No. 4 Boston College on Tuesday, Nov. 22. November 30 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) have been highlighted in this week’s New England Hockey Journal’s weekly feature. The article, written by Scott Sudikoff, covers their past relationship while growing up in Mississauga, and how the two have developed an even closer bond since becoming teammates this season. Quinnipiac sophomores Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) have been named the Quinnipiac November Athletes of the Month. Quinnipiac sophomores Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) have been named the Quinnipiac November Athletes of the Month.

December December 2 Senior James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) and sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball were tabbed to the CollegeHoops.Net November NEC All-Conference Team, announced by Jon Teitel on Thursday, December 1, 2011. Johnson and Azotam paced the Bobcats’ offense through the opening month, leading the team to triumphs against Yale and Navy.

Just months ago, the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team was rewarded by the Northeast Conference for their efforts in the classroom. The Bobcats compiled the highest team grade point average (GPA) in the league and earned a bid to their second consecutive national postseason tournament. Now six games into the season, QU looks to endure similar success this year, both on and off the hardwood.

Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) turned in her fourth shutout of the season, leading the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to its fourth-straight victory over ECAC Hockey opponent Brown, 3-0, on Friday evening at Meehan Auditorium in Providence, R.I. Quinnipiac, which celebrates its first victory at Meehan Auditorium since the 2007-08 season, improves to 6-2-1 in ECAC Hockey action (10-7-1 overall), while Brown falls to 1-3-3 in ECAC Hockey and 3-4-5 overall. Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey/Fischer-Hockey Player of the Month, as announced by the league on Friday, Dec. 2.

December 3 Senior forward Chelsea Illchuk’s (Lockport, Manitoba) late game heroics, which included a game-tying assist and netting the game-winning goal, lifted the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to a 3-2 overtime victory over Yale on Saturday afternoon at Ingalls Rink. The win for Quinnipiac gives it a season series sweep of Yale, as well as a weekend sweep and four points in ECAC Hockey action, improving the team’s overall record to 11-7-1 and 7-2-1 in ECAC Hockey. Yale falls to 1-14-0 overall and 1-7-0 in ECAC Hockey action. Junior Jamee Jackson (Newark, N.J.) led all scorers with a career-high 21 points on Saturday afternoon to lead the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team past Bryant, 83-72, at the TD Bank Sports Center. The triumph marked the first Northeast Conference win for the Bobcats, who improved to 4-3 in the Division I era against the Bulldogs Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Conn.) shattered a Quinnipiac Division I single-game record with 12 steals on Saturday afternoon, as the women’s basketball team handed Bryant University a 67-56 loss in their Northeast Conference opener at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats tallied 20 steals, the most since Quinnipiac compiled 21 steals at Sacred Heart on February 25, 2006.

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey senior Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) scored the game-winner with 2.4 seconds remaining in regulation to give the Bobcats a 3-2 ECAC Hockey win against Rensselaer.

December 6 Senior James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) and sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) each finished with 15 points on Tuesday evening, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team climbed back to the .500 mark with a 70-61 victory over in-state rival Hartford at Chase Arena. The Bobcats recorded 26 points off of 20 Hawk turnovers to improve to 4-4 overall on the season. Quinnipiac Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach Steve Coxon ran in the 2011 ING New York City Marathon which took place on Nov. 6. Coxon completed his first marathon as he raised $3,000 dollars on behalf of Grassroot Soccer and its efforts with HIV prevention.

Seniors Kristina Del Mistro (East Williston, N.Y.) and Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) of the Quinnipiac women’s soccer team represented the Bobcats in the 2011 Annual New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl, which was held for the second straight year at Merrimack College on Sunday, Dec. 4. Senior Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.) and junior Shauna Edwards (Southington, Conn.) were recently named New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-New England for Division I. Velaj was selected to the All-New England first team, while Edwards garnered second team honors.

December 9 Quinnipiac women’s basketball senior Kari Goodchild and freshman Sam Guastella visited Shepherd Glen Elementary in Hamden, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. The two Bobcat players read several books to the students in kindergarten and first grade at the elementary school. The Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team has 13 games on its regular season schedule for the 2012 season. The spring slate includes a marquee match-up against 2011 NCAA Tournament contender, Hartford, and three games against opponents that finished top-25 in last year’s national poll. Jeremy Langlois (Tempe, Ariz.) scored twice while Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.) had a goal and two assists to lead the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program team to a 5-1 win against Sacred Heart in a non-conference match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac improves to 10-6-3 overall while Sacred Heart goes to 1-15-1 on the season. Junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) led the Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track team at the 2011 Fordham Christmas Classic with a first-place finish in the one-mile run. The Bobcats competed against student-athletes from Fordham, Long Island, St. John’s, St. Francis, Monroe and Queensborough at Lombardi Fieldhouse on Friday evening.

Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) made her league-leading fifth shutout of the season and senior defender Melissa Perry (Chelsea, Mich.) netted her first goal of the year, as the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team came away with a 1-0 shutout victory over ECAC Hockey opponent Princeton on Friday evening at Hobey Baker Rink. The Bobcats’ sixth-consecutive victory improves their ECAC Hockey record to 8-2-1 and its overall record to 12-7-1, while the loss drops Princeton’s ECAC Hockey mark to 5-5-1 and its overall record to 6-8-1. Quinnipiac men’s soccer junior forward Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) has been named to the 2011 National Soccer Coaches Association Of America (NSCAA) All-North Atlantic Second Team, as announced on Friday, Dec. 9. December 10: Quinnipiac junior Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) recorded her sixth shutout of the season, the most in NCAA Division I women’s ice hockey to date, as the women’s ice hockey team defeated Princeton, 3-0, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team to a 72-67 overtime-win at Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon at the Ryan Center. With the non-conference victory, the Bobcats improve to 6-3 on the year, their best start in three seasons, while the Rams fall to 1-10 overall.

December 11 Zack Currie (Victoria, British Columbia) scored two of Quinnipiac’s goals for his first career multiple-goal game while Kevin Bui (Edmonton, Alberta) scored his first career goal as the men’s ice hockey team defeated Princeton, 3-2, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats improve to 11-6-3 overall and 3-4-3 in ECAC Hockey play while the Tigers drop to 4-9-1 overall and 3-7-1 in league play. Junior Jamee Jackson (Newark, N.J.) finished with 20 points on Sunday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team handed the University of Vermont a home loss, 62-58, at Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington. With the win, the Bobcats climbed back over the .500 mark at 5-4, while the hosting Catamounts fell to 4-6 on the season.

Zack Currie (Victoria, British Columbia) scored two of Quinnipiac’s goals for his first career multiple-goal game while Kevin Bui (Edmonton, Alberta) scored his first career goal as the men’s ice hockey team defeated Princeton, 3-2, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats improve to 11-6-3 overall and 3-4-3 in ECAC Hockey play while the Tigers drop to 4-9-1 overall and 3-7-1 in league play. December 13 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Dec. 13. This marks Vigilanti’s second Goaltender of the Week honors this season and her 11th career weekly selection overall.

Quinnipiac junior Rebecca White (Natick, Mass.) was named Northeast Conference Women’s Track Athlete of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday evening.

The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (13-7-1, 9-2-1 ECAC Hockey) has been highlighted in this week’s New England Hockey Journal as the third-best team in the New England region, as published on Tuesday, Dec. 13. In this week’s Weekly Journal piece, written by Mike Zhe, the ECAC Hockey leading Bobcats trail only No. 4/4 Boston College (13-5-1, 7-2-1 WHEA) and No. 7/9 Northeastern (13-4-1, 8-2-1 WHEA) in the power rankings. December 15 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey head coach Rick Seeley has announced the five members of the Class of 2016 that will join the squad for the 2012-13 season. Defenders Cydney Roesler (Stittsville, Ontario), Kristen Tamberg (Toronto, Ontario), and Lindsey West (Ajax, Ontario), as well as forwards Nicole Brown (Oshawa, Ontario) and Nicole Connery (Newmarket, Ontario), have all committed to Quinnipiac and will suit up for the Bobcats next fall.

December 16 Quinnipiac University Softball Head Coach Germaine Fairchild has announced the signing of six players to National Letters of Intent for the 2012-13 academic year. Danielle Edmands (Northborough, Mass.), Nicole Gubellini (Salem, N.H.), Molly Jarrett (Northport, N.Y.), Sydney Robey (Glenmoore, Pa.), Courtney Solt (Bechtelsville, Pa.), and Noelle Wagner (Orange, Calif.) will join the Bobcats in the fall of 2012.

December 20 The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated New Haven County foe Yale, 68-63, on Tuesday evening at the TD Bank Sports Center, a game that was broadcasted live on NESN. Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) led the way with a season-high 24 points and sophomore Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) posted another double-double en route to the Bobcats second straight win. QU improved to 7-3 on the season, while Yale dropped to 5-5.

December 22 Sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) registered a career-high 32 points to lead the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team (6-5) past Niagara on Thursday night at the TD Bank Sports Center. Azotam and the Bobcats held off a late charge from the visiting Purple Eagles en route to an 85-81 triumph and their fourth win at home this season.

December 25 Quinnipiac University men’s basketball student-athlete Marquis Barnett was featured on the front page of the Christmas Day Edition of the Hartford Courant on Sunday, December 25, 2011. The story, written by Hartford Courant Columnist Mike Anthony, highlights Barnett’s transition from a difficult childhood to a new home at QU. December 28 Four members of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team registered double-figures in the scoring column on Wednesday evening, as the Bobcats handed Colgate University an 80-70 defeat at Cotterell Court in Hamilton, N.Y. The Bobcats shot 57 percent from the floor in the second half and connected on 28-of-31 from the free-throw line, two statistics that proved to be difference-makers in the final result.

Sophomore Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) pulled down a careerhigh 17 rebounds as the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated Patriot League opponent American University, 72-59, on Wednesday night at Bender Arena. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 8-3 on the year, while the Eagles drop to 7-5 overall. December 29 Sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball was tabbed to the CollegeHoops.Net All-Northeast Conference Pre-League Play Team, announced by Jon Teitel on Wednesday, December 28, 2011. Azotam has led the way for the Bobcats through the first two months, leading the team to a 7-5 mark as the bulk of conference competition approaches. December 30 The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated Patriot League foe Army, 54-51, on Friday night at the Christl Arena for its fourth-consecutive win. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 9-3 on the year, while the Black Knights fall to 6-7 overall.

December 31 Ousmane Drame’s 10-point, 14-rebound double-double led the Quinnipiac men’s basketball team to a 59-53 win against Boston University at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 8-5 on the season while the Terriers drop to 4-10. Drame also had five blocks in the win.

January January 2 Freshman forward Ousmane Drame (Boston, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team has been named the Choice Hotels/NEC Rookie of the Week, announced on Monday, January 2, 2012 by the league office. Drame put together three solid performances over the last two weeks that lifted the Bobcats to three straight wins and earned the 6-foot-9 forward the first rookie of the week award of 2012.

January 3 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and men’s basketball sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) have been named the Athletes of the Month for December by Quinnipiac Athletics. The Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track team was chosen to finish ninth in the Northeast Conference pre-championship coaches’ poll as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.

Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) has been named ECAC Hockey/Fischer-Hockey Player and Goaltender of the Month, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Jan. 3. Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and men’s basketball sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) have been named the Athletes of the Month for December by Quinnipiac Athletics.

January 4 Senior captain Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska) takes fans behind the scenes of the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team in her most recent blog posted on www.womenshockeylife.com. Elkins describes a special moment in particular during this past winter break, as members of the team participated in the team’s tradition of exchanging gifts for the holidays.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program January 7 Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) matched a career-high 25 points as the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated Northeast Conference opponent St. Francis (N.Y.), 59-43, on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 10-4 on the year and 2-1 in league action, while head coach Tricia Fabbri earns her 100th career road-win. The Terriers drop to 1-13 overall and 0-3 in the NEC. January 9 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) and Canada’s Under-22/Development Team settled for a third place finish at this year’s 2012 Meco Cup in Germany this past Sunday, Jan. 8. Kosta collected a goal and two assists in five tournament games, as Canada (3-2) finished behind Finland (4-1) and Sweden (5-0) to earn the bronze medal.

Four members of the Quinnipiac University softball team were selected to the College Sports Madness 2012 All-Northeast Conference Preseason teams, as announced by the collegiate athletics website on Monday.

January 11 The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team visited the Bear Path School in Hamden on Tuesday, Jan. 10 as part of the Athletic Department’s Positive Play program. The Bobcats led class discussions on how to live a healthy lifestyle, educating the children about certain nutritious foods and the importance of daily exercise.

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey junior Eric Hartzell (White Bear Lake, Minn.) has been named the ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week, as announced by the league office today. January 12 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey assistant captain Mike Glaicar (Kamloops, British Columbia) was featured on the Inside ECAC Hockey Radio Show, hosted by Bernie Corbett. The fourth-year Bobcat discussed the team’s recent success as well as his growth as a player and leader on defense for Quinnipiac.

Former Quinnipiac men’s soccer star Freddy Hall ’10 earned his first start for the Northampton Town F.C. Cobblers this past Saturday, Jan. 7, leading the team to its first victory in more than three months with a 2-1 win over Morecambe. Hall stepped in to replace injured goalkeeper Shane Higgs and has now situated himself as the Cobbler’s first-team goalie for the immediate future. The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team visited the Barnard Environmental Studies School and Katherine Brennan School in New Haven, Conn. on Jan. 12.

James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.), Dave Johnson (Jackson, N.J.) and Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) led a potent attack on Thursday night, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team overcame a halftime deficit to defeat Robert Morris, 78-76, at the Charles L. Sewall Center. Trailing by eight points at the break, the Bobcats connected on 66.7 percent of their second-half field goal attempts to complete the comeback bid.

January 14 Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) registered a game-high 24 points to lead the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team to a Northeast Conference win against Saint Francis (Pa.), 85-73, on Saturday afternoon at DeGol Arena in the Maurice Stokes Athletics Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 11-5 overall and 3-2 in league play. The Red Flash drop to 6-10, 3-2 in the conference. Junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) won the 3k with a personal-best time as the Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track team competed at the Yale Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 14. at Coxe Cage.

The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team used three first period goals to power past ECAC Hockey opponent Colgate, 4-1, on Saturday afternoon at Starr Rink in Hamilton, N.Y. Junior defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) led the charge with two goals, while freshman forward Morgan Fritz-Ward (Mason City, Iowa) netted her first-career goal for the Bobcats, who improved to 10-4-2 in ECAC Hockey and 14-9-2 overall. The Raiders fall to 3-8-1 in ECAC Hockey action and 8-14-1 overall.

Seven different Bobcats scored, while Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) had four assists, as the Quinnipiac University men’s ice hockey team defeated nationally-ranked No. 12/14 Colgate, 7-1, in an ECAC Hockey match-up in front of a season-best 3,472 at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 13-8-5 overall and 5-5-4 in ECAC Hockey play while Colgate drops to 12-82 overall and 6-4-0 in league action. January 15 Hundreds of Quinnipiac Bobcat fans participated in the widely-popular “Skate With The Bobcats” event on Saturday, Jan. 14 at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center.

January 16 Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) and freshman Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) registered career-highs as the Quinnipiac University women’s

basketball team defeated Robert Morris, 82-74, in a Northeast Conference match-up at the Sewall Center on Monday night. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 12-5 overall and 4-2 in league action, while the Colonials drop to 9-8 on the year and 3-3 in conference play.

January 17 Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac women’s basketball team was named Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week, while freshman Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) received her second Rookie of the Week accolade, as announced by the league office on Tuesday. Quinnipiac women’s indoor track junior Rebecca White (Natick, Mass.) received her second Northeast Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week title of the 2011-12 season, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday evening.

Janurary 18 Quinnipiac University Women’s Soccer Assistant Coach Steve Coxon was inducted into the Connecticut Soccer Hall of Fame. The 14th Annual Induction will take place on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Marriot Hotel in Farmington, Conn. at 5:30 p.m. January 20 Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse head coach Danie Caro has been highlighted by the New England Lacrosse Journal as one of 20 people that will make an impact in the lacrosse community during the upcoming 2012 season. The article, composed by NELJ staff writers, is published both on NELJ’s website as well as in its most recent January hardcopy issue.

January 21 Twelve Bobcats finished in the scoring column on Saturday afternoon as the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated Bryant University, 84-47, in a Northeast Conference match-up at the Chace Athletic Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 13-5 overall and 5-2 in league play, while the Bulldogs drop to 11-7 on the year and 4-3 in the NEC.

Senior James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) moved ahead of former teammate Justin Rutty for 12th on the all-time scoring list with a team-high 23 points on Saturday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team defeated Bryant in an overtime thriller at the Chace Athletic Center. The Bobcats outscored the Bulldogs 15-8 in the extra frame en route to the 78-71 NEC triumph. QU collected its 10th win of the season with the result, improving to 10-9 overall and 3-5 in league play. The Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track and field team participated at the University of Rhode Island Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 21. The Bobcats’ performances were highlighted in the 500-meter run where freshman Rebecca Stabile (Haverhill, Mass.) set a school record as she placed second in 1:18.58. January 23 College Sports Madness has named sophomore Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) the Northeast Conference’s Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, as announced on Monday, Jan. 23.

The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team picked up its 10th consecutive road win as it defeated first-place Sacred Heart University, 71-34, in a Northeast Conference contest at the William H. Pitt Center on Monday night. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 14-5, 6-2 in league action, while the Pioneers drop to 14-5, 7-1 in conference play. Quinnipiac University Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Robin Lamott Sparks has announced that two incoming student-athletes will join the Bobcats for the 2012 campaign. Rachel Moran (Cypress, Texas) and Katie Exum (Torrance, Calif.) will be eligible for competition next year, as QU reloads for another season in the Northeast Conference.

The Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team was granted the 2011 Northeast Conference Fall Team Sportsmanship Award, announced on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 by the league office. Joining the Bobcats with selections were Monmouth (women’s cross country and football), LIU Brooklyn (men’s soccer) and Fairleigh Dickinson (women’s soccer), St. Francis (NY) men’s cross country) and Saint Francis (Pa.) (field hockey). January 24 Junior guard Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team was named Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Player of the Week, for the second consecutive week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.

January 25 Quinnipiac senior Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) has been named to the Collegesportsmadness.com 2012 Northeast Conference Preseason All-Conference Second Team. Nisson was an All-Northeast Conference selection as a junior in 2011.

January 26 After playing two consecutive seasons without going into overtime, the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team collected its second consecutive


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program victory in an extra frame, as the Bobcats outlasted Mount St. Mary’s, 69-66, at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, QU improves to 11-9 overall and 4-5 in the Northeast Conference, while the Mountaineers drop to 4-16, 2-7 in the league.

January 27 Sophomore forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) led the attack for the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team on Friday evening against Syracuse, netting the game-winning goal and providing assists on the two additional scores, as the Bobcats skated to a 3-0 shutout victory over the nonconference opponent Orange at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Freshman goaltender Chelsea Laden (Lakeville, Minn.) played a superb game in net, making her first career shutout for the Bobcats, who improve to 15-9-2 overall. Syracuse falls to 8-16-3 with the loss. The Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track and field team competed at the 2012 Terrier Invitational at Boston University on Friday, Jan. 27. The Bobcats competed against student-athletes from more than two dozen colleges and universities at the Boston University Fitness & Recreation Center. January 28 The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated Wagner College, 77-60, in a Northeast Conference match-up on Saturday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 15-5 on the year and 7-2 in league action, while the Seahawks drop to 2-18 overall and 1-8 in conference play.

January 30 Freshman forward Ousmane Drame (Boston, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team has been tabbed the Choice Hotels/NEC Rookie of the Week, announced on Monday, January 30, 2012 by the league office. Drame put together two tremendous performances last week and helped the Bobcats to a 1-1 record over the three-day span. Jannuary 30 College Sports Madness has named junior guard Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) the Northeast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, for the second time this season, as announced on Monday, Jan. 30.

Six Bobcats finished with double-figures on Monday night, as the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team cruised to a Northeast Conference victory over Mount St. Mary’s, 89-73, at the TD Bank Sports Center. The Bobcats, now 16-5 overall and 8-2 in the NEC, shot a blistering 58.2 percent from the field en route to their sixth consecutive win. The Mountaineers fall to 8-13, 4-6 in league competition.

January 31 Freshman Rebecca Stabile (Haverhill, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track and field team was named Northeast Conference Women’s Rookie Athlete of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday evening. Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team won her third Choice Hotels Northeast Conference Player of the Week honor of the year, as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon.

Quinnipiac University men’s basketball student-athlete Marquis Barnett was featured in UWANTGAME, an organization that focuses on helping studentathletes reach their potential in academics, athletics, and personal growth. The story, written by Columnist Tracee Loran, highlights Barnett’s transition from a challenging childhood to a second chance at QU.

February February 1 The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team was featured on the front page of USCHO.com on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2012. Bobcats’ head coach Rand Pecknold was featured in an article written by ECAC Hockey correspondent Nate Owen. February 2 The Quinnipiac University men’s ice hockey team’s uniform will feature a commemorative “JA” patch for the remainder of the 2011-12 season. The patch is in remembrance of the late Jim Armstrong, the former head coach of the men’s ice hockey team, who passed away on Jan. 22, 2012. The patch will make its debut when the Bobcats host Harvard on Friday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center, in an ECAC Hockey match-up to be aired live on New England Sports Network (NESN) in high definition.

Former Quinnipiac men’s soccer standout Graciano Brito ’09 has signed with the Rochester Rhinos of the United Soccer Leagues (USL) for the upcoming 2012 season, as announced by the team on Thursday, Feb. 2. Brito moves from rival USL PRO team FC New York, where he experienced a solid season for the club, tallying four goals in just 12 games.

Sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) completed another double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds on Thursday evening, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team topped Fairleigh Dickinson, 65-48, at Stratis Arena. The Bobcats, now winners in three of their last four games, improve to 12-10 overall and 5-6 in the Northeast Conference.

February 3 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey was highlighted in a the New Haven Register in a feature penned by Chip Malafronte on Friday, Feb. 3. The article focuses on the Bobcats’ defense as they prepare for the last month of the season.

Quinnipiac field hockey head coach Becca Main has announced the signing of six student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.

The Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track team competed in the distance medley relay in the first day of Yale’s Annual Giegengack Invitational on Friday night at Coxe Cage. The Bobcats qualified for the ECAC Championships as they placed fourth in the DMR. February 4: The Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track and field team competed at the 2012 Dartmouth Indoor Classic on Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats’ performances were highlighted in the 1,000-meter run where sophomore Jessica Soja (Simsbury, Conn.) won with a time of 3:02.04.

In front of a sell-out crowd, of 3,208, for the third straight game at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center, the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team defeated Dartmouth, 2-1, for a crucial ECAC Hockey victory. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 6-6-4 in league play and 14-9-5 overall while Dartmouth drops to 6-7-3 in league play and 9-10-4 overall.

James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) tossed in a game-high 18 points on Saturday night, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team cruised to a Northeast Conference victory at Monmouth University, 71-48, at the Multipurpose Athletic Center in West Long Branch, N.J. With the win, the Bobcats have now defeated the Hawks in six straight meetings, winning five of those match-ups by double-digits.

The Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team won its seventh consecutive game as it defeated Monmouth University, 75-63, in a Northeast Conference match-up at the Multipurpose Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 17-5 overall and 9-2 in league action, while the Hawks drop to 12-10 on the year and 7-4 in conference play. February 7 Quinnipiac senior Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ontario) has been named the ECAC Hockey Goaltender of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2012.

February 8 Three players finished with double-figures in the scoring column on Wednesday night, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team cruised past intrastate rival Central Connecticut State University, 72-44, at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats leap over the Blue Devils into fifth place in the Northeast Conference standings. QU improves to 14-10 overall and 7-6 in the league, and has now defeated CCSU in six straight meetings. The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team has been selected to repeat as Northeast Conference Champions for the upcoming 2012 season, as announced by the League on Wednesday, Feb. 8. The Bobcats received six first-place votes, while Mount St. Mary’s (two votes), Monmouth (one vote) and Sacred Heart (one vote) garnered the remaining first-place votes.

February 9 The Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team has been selected to finish fourth in the 2012 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, announced by the league office on Thursday night. The NEC coaches collectively picked Mount St. Mary’s as the favorite to win the conference championship, as the Mountaineers garnered four first-place votes. February 10 Fresh off its sixth Northeast Conference Championship last year, the Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team was recently deemed the 2012 NEC Coaches’ Poll favorite, announced Friday by the league office. The Bobcats earned eight first-place votes in the census.

February 11 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey sophomore Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) had a career-best five points, including his first career hat trick, while Loren Barron (Glendora, Calif.) scored the game-winning goal, to lead Quinnipiac to a 7-6 ECAC Hockey win at Clarkson. With the win, Quinnipiac improves to 7-7-5 in ECAC Hockey play and 15-10-5 overall while Clarkson drops to 8-7-3 in league action and 14-13-3 overall.

Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass) registered a game-high 20 points as the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team picked up a Northeast Conference Rivalry Week win at Central Connecticut State University on Saturday afternoon. With the victory, Bobcats improve to 18-6 overall and 10-3 in NEC action, while the Blue Devils drop to 11-13 on the year and 5-8 in league play.

February 12 The Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track and field team placed seventh after competing in the final day of the 2012 Northeast Conference Championships on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex. The Bobcats’ performances were highlighted in the 5k as junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) won the event with a time of 17:35.50. Overall, the women


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program from Monmouth University took the 2012 title.

James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) tossed in a team-high 20 points on Sunday afternoon to lead the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team over Central Connecticut State University, 67-59, at Detrick Gymnasium. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 15-10 and 8-6 in the league, while the Blue Devils fall to 10-14, 7-7 in the NEC.

February 13 Freshman forward Ousmane Drame (Boston, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team has been tabbed the Choice Hotels/NEC Rookie of the Week, announced on Monday, February 13, 2012 by the league office. Drame, who led the Bobcats to a perfect 2-0 week, earned his third overall award this season. The Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team was picked as the preseason favorite to win the Northeast Conference, as selected by the NEC’s coaches and announced today by the league office. The Bobcats earned four firstplace votes, narrowly edging Fairleigh Dickinson in the census. Quinnipiac’s quest for a 2011 NCAA Tournament bid was stopped just short in the NEC Championship match last season.

February 14 Quinnipiac University Forward Ike Azotam has been named the College Sports Madness NEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for his exceptional performance on the hardwood last week. College Sports Madness identifies the highest impact players nationally and from each conference in a weekly feature. Azotam led the Bobcats to a perfect 2-0 record, leading the team in rebounding and field goal percentage. The Quinnipiac University softball team was selected to finish second in the 2012 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league office on Tuesday evening. The defending NEC regular season champion Robert Morris was picked as the favorite to win this year’s title, as the Colonials received six first-place votes.

February 15 Three Bobcats registered double-figures in the scoring column on Wednesday night, as the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team defeated Central Connecticut State, 58-49, at the TD Bank Sports Center. QU’s defense was the driving force behind the victory, holding the visiting Blue Devils to 34.5 percent shooting en route to its eighth win over its last nine games. With the triumph, the Bobcats improve to 19-6 overall and 11-3 in the Northeast Conference. The Quinnipiac University baseball team was picked to finish eighth in the Northeast Conference 2012 Preseason Poll, as voted on by the conference’s coaches, and announced by the conference office on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012. Quinnipiac finished the 2011 in seventh place in the conference standings at 11-21 in NEC play and 15-32 overall.

February 20 Freshman Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) tossed in a game-high 16 points on Monday afternoon to lead the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team past St. Francis (N.Y.), 64-41, on Lender Court at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 21-7 overall and 13-3 in the Northeast Conference, while the visiting Terriers fall to 3-24, 2-14 in league competition. February 10 Former Quinnipiac women’s soccer players, Amanda Bilas ‘11 (Marshfield, Mass.) and Meagan McLoughlin ‘11 (Rocky Hill, Conn.), and senior Furtuna Velaj (Stamford, Conn.), have each used soccer to gain international experience throughout the past year.

February 21 Sophomore Brittany McQuain (Independence, Mo.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team was recently named College Sports Madness Northeast Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the college athletics website on Monday, Feb. 20. Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) were named ECAC Hockey Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Tuesday, Feb. 21. This marks Babstock’s second Player of the Week selection of the season, and fourth of her career, while the Rookie of the Week honor for Kosta marks her first career selection. February 23 A strong first half paved the path to a victory on Thursday night, as the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team snapped a two-game slide with a big triumph over Saint Francis (Pa.), 77-44, at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 16-12 overall and climb back over the .500 mark in conference play (9-8). Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey senior Jake Whiting (Norfolk, Mass.) was featured on the front page of Thursday, Feb. 23rd’s New Haven Register in an article penned by Chip Malafronte.

February 24 The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team clinched home ice advantage in the upcoming ECAC Hockey Tournament with a 4-1 win against Brown at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Kellen Jones had two goals and two assists while Matthew Peca had three assists in the win.

The No. 6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team used three first period goals to take command of the game, en route to its 4-1 win over No. 3-seeded Clarkson in the first game of the best-of-three ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals matchup on Friday evening at Cheel Arena.

February 17 The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team defeated Rensselaer, 3-1, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at Houston Field House in Troy, N.Y. The Bobcats improve to 8-7-4 in ECAC Hockey and 16-10-5 overall while RPI drops to 5-11-3 in league play and 8-20-3 overall.

February 25 The No.6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team (18-14-2) (12-82 ECAC Hockey) takes on No. 3-seeded Clarkson (21-9-5) (15-5-2 ECAC Hockey) in Game 2 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 4 p.m. The Bobcats’ 4-1 upset victory over the Golden Knights in Game 1 on Friday night sent shockwaves through the league and landed Quinnipiac on the front page of USCHO.com.

Led by sophomore forward Kelly Babstock’s (Mississauga, Ontario) two goals and one assist, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team skated to a convincing 6-2 victory over Union on Friday evening at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the goal, Babstock becomes the program’s all-time leader in goals scored, with 44, surpassing the record in less than two full seasons with the squad. The victory halts the Bobcats’ five-game skid and improves their record to 11-8-2 in ECAC Hockey action (16-14-2 overall), while the loss drops Union to 2-17-2 in ECAC Hockey and 4-25-4 overall.

The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team tied Yale, 2-2, in an ECAC Hockey match-up at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Quinnipiac wraps-up the regular season with a 9-8-5 mark, while Yale goes to 10-10-2 in league play. With the 5th seed clinched, Quinnipiac will host 12th seed Brown on March 2-4 in a best-of-three series.

The Quinnipiac University women’s golf team was selected to finish 11th in the 2012 Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches’ Poll, as announced by the league on Friday morning. Sacred Heart was chosen by NEC coaches as this year’s favorite, as they garnered eight first-place votes.

February 18 Led by sophomore forward Kelly Babstock’s (Mississauga, Ontario) first hat trick of the season, the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team earned a dominant 5-1 win over Rensselaer on Saturday afternoon at HighPoint Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. No. 6-seeded Quinnipiac (17-14-2, 12-82 ECAC Hockey) finishes its season on a two-game winning streak and now prepares for a best-of-three series matchup against No. 3-seeded Clarkson in the opening round of the ECAC Hockey Tournament next weekend. With the loss, Rensselaer falls short of the playoffs and ends its season with a 9-21-4 overall record and a 6-14-2 mark in ECAC Hockey action.

Junior Felicia Barron’s (Springfield, Mass.) jumper with less than a minute remaining in overtime propelled the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team to a 54-51 Northeast Conference victory at LIU Brooklyn on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Brittany McQuain collected a double-double with a team-high 18 points and 11 rebounds as the Bobcats improved to 20-6 overall and 12-3 in NEC action. The Blackbirds drop to 19-8 on the year and 8-7 in conference play.

The No. 6-seeded Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team was edged by No. 3-seeded Clarkson, 2-1, in Game 2 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Cheel Arena. The result now pits the squads against each other for the third and deciding game of the series tomorrow afternoon, Sunday, Feb. 26, when the Bobcats and Golden Knights hit the ice at 4 p.m. With the loss, Quinnipiac falls to 18-15-2 overall on the season, while Clarkson improves to 22-9-5 overall.

The Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team honored its two senior class members James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) and Kevin Tarca (Skillman, N.J.) in the best way possible on Saturday morning, as the Bobcats topped Robert Morris, 73-69, at the TD Bank Sports Center on Senior Day. In a contest that was featured nationally on ESPNU, Johnson matched a season-high with 28 points to help lock QU into the fifth seed of the upcoming Northeast Conference Tournament. The Quinnipiac University softball team opened the 2012 season as it won two contests in the first day of the Longwood Spring Classic on Saturday, Feb. 25. The Bobcats shut out Iona College, 2-0, and defeated Saint Peter’s College, 14-1, in a five-inning game later in the day. The Bobcats, now 2-0 on the year, will face Iona and Saint Peter’s again in the final day of the Longwood tournament on Sunday, Feb. 26.

February 26 The Quinnipiac University softball team won two games in the final day of the Longwood Spring Classic on Sunday, Feb. 26. The Bobcats swept Iona with a 4-3 victory and Saint Peter’s, 11-3, in a six-inning contest. With the non-con-


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program ference wins, Quinnipiac improves to 4-0 on the year.

The Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team opened its 2012 Northeast Conference schedule with a victory on Sunday afternoon, as the Bobcats defeated Saint Francis (Pa.), 5-2, at home on the Indoor Tennis Courts. With the win, QU improves to 1-4 overall and 1-0 in league competition. The Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team won every match against Saint Francis (Pa.) in its Northeast Conference opener on Sunday afternoon. The Bobcats, who were recently selected to finish atop the NEC in the preseason poll, jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. With the win, QU improves to 1-2 overall and 1-0 in league play. Junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) turned in her seventh shutout of the season and 21st clean sheet of her career, leading the No. 6 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team to a 2-0 victory over No. 3 Clarkson in the deciding Game 3 of the ECAC Hockey Quarterfinals. With the win, Quinnipiac ends Clarkson’s season, winning the series two-games-to-one, to continue on to its second-consecutive ECAC Hockey Semifinals appearance. February 27 Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse freshman attacker Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) has been named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, Feb. 27.

February 29 Two members of the Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team garnered All-Northeast Conference awards, as announced by the league office via Twitter on Wednesday, Feb. 29. Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) was named Defensive Player of the Year and chosen All-NEC first team, while freshman Jasmine Martin (Sicklerville, N.J.) was selected to the All-NEC rookie team.

The Northeast Conference released its All-Conference honorees on Tuesday morning, where three members of the Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team were recognized for their outstanding play this season. Senior James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) and sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) earned selections to the NEC Second Team, while freshman Ousmane Drame (Boston, Mass.) was named to the All-Rookie Team. Freshman Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team was featured in the QU Chronicle on Wednesday, February 29, 2012. The story, written by Columnist Jon Alba, highlights Dassa’s progression from when she first stepped foot onto the court through her first few months with the Bobcats’ women’s tennis program.

Sophomore Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) and senior James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) were named to the Madness 2012 Northeast All-Conference Team, announced on Wednesday, February 29 by representatives of CollegeSportsMadness.com. Azotam was tabbed as one of the top five players in the conference with a selection to the First Team, while fellow teammate Johnson nabbed a slot on the Second Team.

Senior Mina Duffy (Piedmont, Calif.) of the Quinnipiac University softball team was recently named College Sports Madness Northeast Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the college athletics website on Tuesday, Feb. 28. Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey junior goaltender Victoria Vigilanti (Woodbridge, Ontario) and freshman forward Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario) were named ECAC Hockey Goaltender and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Wednesday, Feb. 29. The Goaltender of the Week for Vigilanti marks her third this season, and 12th career selection, while the Rookie of the Week honor for Kosta is her second career selection.

March March 1 Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) and junior defender Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba) have been named ECAC Hockey Second-Team and Third-Team All-League, respectively, as announced at the league banquet on Thursday evening in Ithaca, N.Y. This marks Babstock’s second-consecutive All-League honor, while Boulton takes home her first-ever All-League award. The Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team has been highlighted in this week’s USCHO.com playoff feature article, as posted on the organization’s website on Thursday, March 1. The article, written by Arlan Marttila, draws attention to Quinnipiac and three other teams (St. Lawrence, Boston University, and Providence) as squads that must win their respective conference tournaments in order to earn a bid to the NCAA National Tournament.

Senior James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) netted a game-high 22 points to become Quinnipiac’s Division I scoring leader on Thursday night, as the men’s basketball team went on the road and defeated St. Francis (N.Y.), 80-72, in the quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference Tournament. With the win, the Bobcats advance to take on LIU Brooklyn in the semifinals of the single-elimination playoff on Sunday evening.

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey captain Scott Zurevinski was highlighted as one of the top collegiate free agents drawing interest from the National Hockey League (NHL).

March 2 The Quinnipiac University baseball team received outstanding performances from junior starting pitchers Derek Lamacchia (Whitestone, N.Y.) and George Dummar (Branford, Conn.), splitting a doubleheader against Fordham at Houlihan Park in Bronx, N.Y. on Friday afternoon. The Bobcats dropped the first game, 3-2, before taking the second contest, 2-0. Quinnipiac moves to 1-1 on the season, while Fordham stands at 3-6. The Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team earned its second consecutive victory on Friday evening, as the Bobcats outlasted Marist, 4-3, in a nonconference showdown at a neutral site. With the win, QU climbed back to the .500 mark on the season, improving to 2-2 on the young season. Marist falls to 1-1 following a season-opening win at St. Peter’s. The Quinnipiac University softball team defeated Florida Gulf Coast, 1-0, in the first day of the USF Under Armour Invitational. With the non-conference victory, Quinnipiac improves to 5-0 on the year.

March 3 The Quinnipiac University softball team, now 7-1 on the year, split a pair of non-conference games in the second day of the University of South Florida Under Armour Invitational on Saturday, March 3. QU defeated Miami (Ohio), 3-2, in extra innings, but fell to Bethune-Cookman, 11-2, in a five-inning contest. Junior Felicia Barron (Springfield, Mass.) reached the 1,000-point mark as she registered a game-high 15 points to lift the second-seeded Quinnipiac University women’s basketball team past No. 7 Mount St. Mary’s, 65-61, in a Northeast Quarterfinal game on Saturday afternoon at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 22-8 on the year, while the Mountaineers end their season at 14-16 overall. Quinnipiac will host a NEC Semifinals contest on Tuesday, March 6.

The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team defeated Brown, 3-0, in the second game of its best-of-three ECAC Hockey First Round series to force a third and decisive game on Sunday, March 4 at 7 PM.

March 4 The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team defeated Brown, 4-2, in the third and decisive game of its ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round series at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. With the win, Quinnipiac advances to the ECAC Hockey Tournament Quarterfinals at Colgate on Mar. 9-11. Senior Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s indoor track and field team represented the Bobcats at the 2012 ECAC Indoor Championships on Sunday afternoon at Boston University.

March 5 The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team was featured on College Hockey News following its ECAC Hockey Tournament First Round series win against Brown this weekend. The Quinnipiac University field hockey placed 12 student-athletes on the 2011 Gladiator by SGI/NFHCA National Academic Squad, as announced by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association today. In addition, Quinnipiac also received a National Academic Team Award by the NFHCA after the team posted a cumulative 3.0 grade-point average. Senior Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was named Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday, March 5. The conference’s weekly accolade is Schwartzburg’s first of the 2012 season. March 6 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey freshman Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) has been named the ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week for the third time this season, announced on Tuesday, March 6 by the league office. Peca led the Bobcats to a two-goal triumph over Brown on Sunday night, granting QU a trip to the ECAC Tournament Quarterfinals this coming weekend. March 7 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey freshman Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) was the subject in The Hockey News’ feature “The Hot List”.

March 8 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey twin brothers Connor and Kellen Jones, as well as freshman linemate Matthew Peca were featured in the New Haven Register on Thursday, March. 8 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey assistant coach and former three-time AllAmerican Reid Cashman was recently named to CollegeHockeyWeekly.com’s All-Decade Team for the 2000’s.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program March 9 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey freshman standout Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) has been announced as a finalist for the 2012 ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year Award. Cornell’s Brian Ferlin and Harvard’s Patrick McNally are the other two finalists vying for this year’s award.

March 10 The Quinnipiac University men’s ice hockey team evened its ECAC Hockey Championship Quarterfinals match-up against Colgate with a 4-2 victory at Starr Rink in Hamilton, N.Y. The Bobcats’ win ties the series at 1-1. Quinnipiac improves to 20-13-3 for the season, it’s 11th 20-win season in 14 years at the Division I level. Quinnipiac and Colgate will meet again in the third and decisive game on Sunday, Mar. 11 at 7 p.m. at Starr Rink. The Quinnipiac University softball team split a pair of non-conference games in the second day of tournament action at the Amy S. Harrison Classic at UC Riverside on Saturday. The Bobcats shut out Saint Joseph’s, 1-0, and lost to tournament host UC Riverside, 3-2. The Bobcats are now 8-4 on the year.

March 11 The Quinnipiac University softball team defeated the University of California Riverside, 3-2, in the final day of the Amy S. Harrison Classic on Sunday. With the non-conference win, the Bobcats improve to 9-4 on the year, while the Highlanders drop to 12-13 overall.

March 12 Freshman Michael Sagl (West Islip, N.Y.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team has been tabbed the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, announced on Monday, March 12, 2012 by the league office. Sagl put together two tremendous performances on the offensive end in a pair of non-conference games last week.

Over the past few weeks, members of the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team have volunteered their services at the Helen Street School in Hamden, assisting its students in their preparation for the Connecticut Mastery Tests (CMT’s). The afterschool program, initiated by former Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse player Laura Iannotti ’11, primarily focused on providing the students with an opportunity to partake in practice reading assessments for the CMT’s. Led by senior Marissa Caroleo’s (North Babylon, N.Y.) career-high eight goals, the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team defeated St. Mary’s (Calif.), 18-14, for its first win of the season on Monday afternoon in Denver, Colo. Caroleo’s first goal of the 2012 season also doubled as her 100th career tally, moving her into fourth place on Quinnipiac’s all-time scoring list. The win improves Quinnipiac to a 1-1 overall record on the young season, while St. Mary’s falls to 1-6 on the season. March 13 Junior Andrew Weeden (Martinsville, N.Y.) and sophomore Chris Nelson (Scituate, Mass.) spearheaded the charge for Quinnipiac University men’s tennis on Tuesday afternoon, as the Bobcats handed NC Central a 5-2 loss at Poinciana High School in Kissimmee, Fla. Weeden and Nelson were perfect in competition, taking points in No. 1 and No. 6 singles, while winning in doubles’ action as well.

March 14 Quinnipiac University senior men’s basketball guard James Johnson (Queens, N.Y.) and sophomore forward Ike Azotam (Boston, Mass.) have been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 18 Second Team, announced on Wednesday by the coaches of the association. Johnson takes the honor for the second straight year, while the award is the first for Azotam. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players across America. The 240 student-athletes, from 24 districts, are eligible for the NABC Coaches’ Division I All-America teams, to be announced on Tuesday, March 20. The Quinnipiac University softball team defeated San Diego, 3-2, in a nonconference game at the USD Softball Complex on Wednesday night. QU was led by junior Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.), who went 3-for-4 and scored two runs, including the game-winner. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 10-5 overall, while the Toreros drop to 11-11 on the year. March 15 Junior Andrew Weeden’s (Martinsville, N.J.) win in No. 1 singles proved to be the difference on Thursday night, as the Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team edged Bucknell University, 4-3, at Sanlando Park in Orlando, Fla. With the match all-square at three apiece, Weeden outlasted Gregg Cohenca for the triumph in the last match of the Bobcats’ 2012 Spring Break Trip. The Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team swept the doubles’ segment and took four out of six singles’ matches to defeat Bucknell, 5-2, on Thursday night, the final day of the Bobcats’ 2012 Spring Break Trip. With the win, QU improves to 3-5 overall, building momentum for Northeast Conference play within the next two weeks.

March 16 The Quinnipiac University softball team split a pair of non-conference games in the first day of the San Diego Classic II on Friday at the USD Softball Complex. The Bobcats opened tournament action with a 3-1 win over California State Bakersfield, but lost to San Diego, 9-0, in five innings of play. Quinnipiac, now 11-6 on the year, will face UNLV and San Diego State on Saturday, March

17 in the second day of the tourney.

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey sophomore Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) was named to the All-ECAC Hockey Third Team while freshman stand-out Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) earned All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team honors, as announced by the league office. Jones led the team with 41 points, with 13 goals and 28 assists, while Peca was second with 39 points, on eight goals and team-leading 31 assists. To date, his 39 points lead all freshman in the nation.

March 17 The Quinnipiac University baseball team split a Northeast Conference doubleheader against Wagner at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in Staten Island, N.Y. Wagner took the first game, 7-1, before Quinnipiac responded with a 6-2 win in the second game. The win snaps a nine-game losing streak and brings Quinnipiac to 2-10 overall and 1-2 in the NEC. March 18 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey’s Scott Zurevinski signed with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) St. John’s IceCaps, the top affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Winnipeg Jets.

March 19 Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse freshman attacker Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) has been named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, March 19. This marks Ochwat’s secondcareer Rookie of the Week selection, as she was previously honored by the league earlier this season on Monday, Feb. 27.

Former Quinnipiac University women’s soccer player, Amanda Bilas (2011), was featured on www.SoccerBanter.org on Friday, March 16. Bilas’ interview was a part of the website’s “Five for Friday” segment, which shares interviews with people that are helping the game of soccer. The piece highlights Bilas’ work in Africa with Grassroot Soccer, non-profit NGO that “uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV.”

Quinnipiac University Women’s Soccer Head Coach Dave Clarke has announced the signing of six players to National Letters of Intent for the 2012-13 academic year. Nicole Eriksen (Stamford, Conn.), Shannon Larkin (Burlington, Conn.), Casey Hutchinson (Middlebury, Conn.), Amanda Barroca (North Bellmore, N.Y.), Natalia Grodzki (Bartlett, Ill.), and Jessica Jankowski (Berkeley Heights, N.J.)will join the Bobcats in the fall of 2012. Senior Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was named Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week, for the second time this season, as announced by the league office on Monday, March 18.

March 20 The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s soccer programs earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year.

Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey goalie Dan Clarke (Belleville, Ontario) has signed with the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the top affiliate of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) New York Islanders. Clarke will join the team for their game at Binghamton on Wednesday, March 21. March 20 Quinnipiac women’s golf’s Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) led the Bobcats on the final day of the C&F Bank Intercollegiate Tournament at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. Ketcheson shot an 85 on the final day for a combined 251 (85-81-85) for the three-day tournament. Ketcheson finished the tournament tied for 68th. The Quinnipiac University men’s and women’s soccer programs earned the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 academic year.

March 21 Quinnipiac University men’s basketball and the TD Bank Sports Center were featured in the Boston Globe on Tuesday, March 21, 2012. The story, written by Boston Globe Columnist Bob Ryan, highlights QU’s five-year old arena as the “showcase facility of New England.” March 22 The Quinnipiac University women’s soccer team volunteered with Whitney Manor, a Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, during February and early March. Members of the team did various crafts and activities with the residents.

March 23 The Quinnipiac baseball team split a Northeast Conference doubleheader against Fairleigh Dickinson, losing the first game 8-4 bouncing back with an 11-4 victory in the second half of the twin bill. The Bobcats go to 3-13 overall and 2-4 in the NEC while Fairleigh Dickinson goes to 5-11-1 overall and 2-4 in league play. The win was also head coach Dan “Skip” Gooley’s 499th of his career and 398th at Quinnipiac. With an 11-4 win against Northeast Conference opponent Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday, March 23, Quinnipiac baseball head coach Dan “Skip” Gooley


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program won his 499th career game, and 398th at Quinnipiac. Gooley also won 101 games as the head coach at University of Hartford. Gooley will have a chance to reach the 500-win and 400-win marks when the Bobcats host Fairleigh Dickinson for a doubleheader slated for a 1 p.m. start at Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn.

The Quinnipiac University softball team split its first Northeast Conference doubleheader of the year at Mount St. Mary’s on Friday afternoon. In the first outing of the day, the Bobcats fell short, 1-0, in eight innings, but came back and won 2-0 in game two. After playing its first league games of the 2012 season, QU becomes 12-7 overall and 1-1 in NEC action, while the Mountaineers become 7-18 on the year and 1-1 in the conference. March 24 Junior Jay Binkowski (Bethany, Conn.) scored the game-winning goal with just 40 seconds remaining on Saturday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team upended Binghamton University, 12-11, at the QU Lacrosse Turf Field. The Bobcats held the Bearcats off in the waning moments, leaving Binkowski’s third tally of the game as the difference.

March 25 Senior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) and junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) ignited the offense on Sunday afternoon for the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team, as Caroleo’s six goals and Allen’s seven assists (both game-highs) helped the Bobcats defeat Northeast Conference opponent LIU Brooklyn, 18-7. With the win, Quinnipiac earns the weekend sweep to improve its NEC record to 2-0 (3-4 overall), while LIU drops to 0-2 in league play and 0-9 overall. Senior Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.) and sophomore Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.) each scored a game-high four goals, as the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team defeated NEC opponent Wagner, 19-8, for its first conference victory of the season on Friday afternoon at Wagner Field. Junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) also added a team-high five assists, collecting six total points in the game, helping the Bobcats improve to 2-4 (1-0 NEC) on the season. With the loss Wagner falls to 0-1 in the NEC and 5-4 overall.

The Quinnipiac University softball team split its first Northeast Conference doubleheader of the year at Mount St. Mary’s on Friday afternoon. In the first outing of the day, the Bobcats fell short, 1-0, in eight innings, but came back and won 2-0 in game two. After playing its first league games of the 2012 season, QU becomes 12-7 overall and 1-1 in NEC action, while the Mountaineers become 7-18 on the year and 1-1 in the conference.

March 26 Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse junior attacker Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) has been named Northeast Conference Co-Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, March 26. The selection, which marks Allen’s first of her career, comes following an amazing 19 point week in which the junior collected two goals and 17 assists in just three games played. March 27 Sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) has been named to the 2011-12 New England Division I Women’s Ice Hockey All-Star Team, as announced by the committee on Tuesday, March 27. The recipients, consisting of six forwards, four defensemen and two goaltenders, were chosen by administrators and members of the media. The Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team swept all three doubles’ matches on a windy Tuesday afternoon and went on to defeat Villanova University, 6-1, at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Mount Carmel Avenue. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 4-6 overall on the season.

March 28 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey junior Zack Currie (Victoria, British Columbia) has been announced as the Bobcats captain for the 2012-13 season. Currie is the 27th captain in the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey history and the 12th in the program’s Division I history.

Freshman Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team has been named the Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, announced on Tuesday, March 26, 2012 by the league office. Ambrosio performed very well in two matches last week, helping the Bobcats to a nonconference win against Boston University.

March 30 Led by senior Marissa Caroleo’s (North Babylon, N.Y.) four-point afternoon, the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team came back to defeat Northeast Conference opponent Mount St. Mary’s, 12-10, on Friday afternoon at QU Lacrosse Turf Field. With her third goal of the contest, Caroleo became the program’s all-time leader in career goals scored, surpassing Marta Waldron’s (2002) total of 125 tallies. With the win, Quinnipiac remains unbeaten in NEC action (3-0) and evens its overall record to 4-4. Mount St. Mary’s drops to 2-1 in league play and 3-8 overall. Junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) won the 5,000-meter run as the Quinnipiac University women’s outdoor track team opened the 2012 season in the first day of the 2012 Fred Hardy Invitational on Friday evening. A total of 20 teams competed at the seventh annual invitational, which was hosted by the University of Richmond.

March 31: Sophomore Jennifer Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) shot a career-best 87 (45-42) to lead the Quinnipiac women’s golf team on the first day of the Mounmouth Hawk Invitational at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood, N.J. Quinnipiac is currently tied for 5th place out of nine teams competing. Freshman Matt Diehl (Towson, Md.) led a potent Bobcats’ offense with five goals on Saturday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team upended the Northeast Conference’s preseason favorite Mount St. Mary’s, 12-8, at Waldron Family Stadium. QU’s attack was absolutely stellar on a misty day in Emmitsburg, putting 16 of their 22 shots on target and controlling 14 of 24 face-offs.

April April 1 Quinnipiac women’s golf freshman Hannah Russell finished 29th out of 47 golfers, while Amanda Nagel had her best round of her career, at the Monmouth Hawk Invitational at Eagle Ridge Golf Club in Lakewood, N.J. The Bobcats finished the tournament seventh out of nine teams at the event. The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team was recently featured on bleacherreport.com in an article written by Ben Rego on April 1.

The Quinnipiac University softball team swept Sacred Heart in a Northeast Conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at the QU Softball Field. The Bobcats earned a 12-7 win in game one, and a 5-4 victory in the second outing of the day. In the first match-up, QU tied a NCAA record in consecutive homeruns as the Bobcats hit four straight homers in the first inning. QU improves to 15-9 overall and 4-2 in NEC play, while the Pioneers drop to 10-18 and 3-3 in the league.

Freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) netted a career-high six goals and junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) added a game-high six assists, leading the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team to a 13-8 victory over Northeast Conference opponent Monmouth on Sunday afternoon at QU Lacrosse Turf Field. The Bobcats’ fourth-straight NEC win improves its conference record to 4-0, as they eclipse the .500 mark for the first time this season, now holding a 5-4 overall record. With the loss, Monmouth drops to 3-9 overall and 2-2 in the NEC.

April 2 Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) and freshman Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y.) have been named Northeast Conference Co-Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, as announced by the league on Monday, April 2. This marks Allen’s second-consecutive Co-Player of the Week selection and is Ochwat’s third career Rookie of the Week honors. The Quinnipiac University men’s team put together a very strong outing on Monday afternoon, as the Bobcats went on the road and defeated Villanova University, 6-1, at the Villanova Tennis Complex. QU swept the doubles segment for the first point and then followed by taking five of the six singles match-ups. Freshman Eric Ambrosio (Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.) also extended his winning-streak to five straight.

Senior Mina Duffy (Piedmont, Calif.) of the Quinnipiac softball team was named College Sports Madness Northeast Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the website on Monday, April 2.

Freshman Matt Diehl (Towson, Md.) and senior Chris Coppolecchia (Somers, N.Y.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team were awarded weekly honors by the Northeast Conference, announced on Monday, April 2, 2012 by the league office. Diehl earned his first career NEC Player/Rookie of the Week accolade, while Coppolecchia was tabbed the NEC Defensive Player of the Week’. April 3 Senior Mina Duffy (Piedmont, Calif.) of the Quinnipiac softball team was named College Sports Madness Northeast Conference Player of the Week, as announced by the website on Monday, April 2.

April 4 The Quinnipiac University softball team defeated Fairfield University, 2-0, in a non-conference game at the QU Softball Field on Wednesday afternoon. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 16-9 overall, while the Stags drop to 15-19. Freshmen Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) and Jacqueline Raynor (Garden City, N.Y.) won their 20th doubles match of the year and paced the Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team to a non-conference victory at Providence College on Wednesday afternoon. Dassa and Raynor also collected two of the four QU points in singles competition, lifting the Bobcats to their fifth win of the season. April 5 Junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) became the program’s all-time single season assists leader on Thursday afternoon during the team’s 14-4 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.), dishing out a game-high seven assists to give her an incredible 48 helpers in just 10 games played. Allen breaks Katie Latonick’s single season assist total of 44 (set in both 2009 and 2010), and is currently the NCAA leader with 4.80 assists per game. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 5-0 in NEC action with the victory (6-4 overall), while the Red Flash drop to 0-4 in league play and 2-10 overall.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Senior James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) won both matches he took part in on Thursday afternoon to lead the Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team over Monmouth University, 5-2, at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the win, the Bobcats climbed back to the .500 mark in Northeast Conference competition, improving to 2-2 on the season. April 6 The Quinnipiac University softball team split with LIU Brooklyn in a Northeast Conference doubleheader on Friday afternoon. The Bobcats dropped the first game, 5-4, but rallied in the second outing of the day and won, 13-4. Quinnipiac now stands at 17-10 on the year and 5-3 in NEC play, while the Blackbirds become 12-30 overall and 4-4 in the league.

April 7 The Quinnipiac University softball team split a Northeast Conference doubleheader at Central Connecticut State University on Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats earned a 3-2 win in game one, but fell, 4-2, in the second contest of the day. Quinnipiac becomes 18-11 overall and 6-4 in league action, while the Blue Devils now stand at 20-12 on the year and 2-4 in the NEC. The Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team handled Hartford University on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats defeated their intrastate rivals, 6-1, at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. QU nearly went unblemished on the day, taking all three matches in doubles and five out of six in singles competition.

The Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team won its third straight match on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats cruised past intrastate foe Hartford, 6-1, at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts on Mount Carmel Avenue. With the win, QU improves to 6-9 overall, while the visiting Hawks fall to 3-10 on the season. Members of the Quinnipiac men’s cross country team competed at the George Davis Invitational, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, on Saturday, April 7. Sophomore Michaela Tinsley (Shrewsbury, Mass.) buried the game-winner with 3:24 remaining in the contest off junior Sarah Allen’s (Glastonbury, Conn.) game-high fourth assist, lifting the Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team to the one-goal victory over Robert Morris, 6-5, on Saturday afternoon in Moon Township, Pa. Quinnipiac stretches its win streak to six games, and improves to 6-0 in the NEC and 7-4 overall. The Colonials fall to 2-3 in league action and 4-9 overall.

Nine different members of the Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team appeared in the scoring column on Saturday afternoon, as the Bobcats cruised past Wagner, 15-5, in Northeast Conference action at the QU Lacrosse Turf Field. Sophomore Dylan Webster (Brampton, Ontario) paced the home team in their third straight win, registering four goals and five ground balls in the triumph. The Quinnipiac University women’s outdoor track team competed at the 2012 George Davis Invitational, hosted by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, on Saturday afternoon.

April 8 Junior Kayla Ketcheson led the Quinnipiac women’s golf team at the Brown Invitational at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I. Ketcheson finished the first day tied for 38th with an 88 (+16, 43-45). The Bobcats sit in ninth place after the first day. April 9 On a day that saw the Quinnipiac women’s golf team shed 27 strokes from its first day at the Brown University Invitational at Rhode Island Country Club, junior Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) broke the program’s singleround record with a 79 to propel herself into a tie for 30th place.

The Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team was featured among the Top 25 team’s in the final USCHO.com Division I poll of the 2011-12 season. Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse senior goalie Noelle Martello (Westbury, N.Y.) has been named Northeast Conference Co-Defensive Player of the Week, as announced by the league on Monday, April 9. The selection marks Martello’s first of the season (and second of her career), following a week in which she allowed just eight goals on 26 shots.

Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey sophomore forward Erica Uden Johansson (Sundsvall, Sweden) has rejoined the Swedish National Team for this year’s 2012 International Ice Hockey Federation’s (IIHF) Ice Hockey World Championships, which kicked off tournament play this past weekend in Burlington, Vt. Uden Johansson, who last played for the national team at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, suits up for her country for the first time since suffering an injury a season ago. April 10 Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey head coach Rand Pecknold has announced that juniors Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia), Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) and Cory Hibbeler (St. Louis, Mo.) have been named assistant captains for the 2012-13 season.

Freshman Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team was named the Northeast Conference Women’s Tennis Rookie of the Week, announced on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The accolade

marks the second time she has been selected this season.

Junior Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) collected career wins No. 94 and 95 on Tuesday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team extended its winning streak to three matches with a 6-1 triumph over Sacred Heart University at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 7-9 overall and climb back to the .500 mark in NEC competition at 2-2.

Senior James Kwei (Dedham, Mass.) picked up career wins No. 121 and 122 on Tuesday afternoon, as the Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team dealt Sacred Heart at 4-3 loss on Senior Day at the QU Outdoor Tennis Courts. Kwei was honored for his historic career with the program prior to the team’s seventh win of the season. Fresh off three consecutive wins, the Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team has cracked the New England Intercollegiate Men’s Lacrosse Association’s (NEILA) Regional Coaches’ Poll, announced on Tuesday, April 10, 2012. The Bobcats have improved to 2-0 in the Northeast Conference, sitting in a three-way tie for first place in the standings. April 11 The Quinnipiac University softball team defeated the University of Connecticut, 5-4, in a non-conference comeback bid on Wednesday afternoon at the QU Softball Field. With the victory, the Bobcats improve to 19-11 overall, while the Huskies drop to 17-15 on the year.

April 13 As part of Quinnipiac’s Positive Play Program, the Quinnipiac Women’s Lacrosse team visited Conte Hills West Magnet School in New Haven this past Monday to teach fourth graders about the sport of Lacrosse. The students are in the midst of an in-depth unit on local Native American tribes and have learned that the sport of lacrosse was originally played by many tribes throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic region. April 13 Quinnipiac baseball junior Derek Lamacchia was featured in the New York Daily News on Friday, April 13 in an articled written by Mitch Abramson.

Quinnipiac baseball head coach Dan “Skip” Gooley recorded his 500th career win as the Bobcats defeated Mount St. Mary’s, 17-3. The win, Gooley’s 399th at Quinnipiac, snaps a 13-game losing streak by the Bobcats, who improve to 4-26 overall and 3-14 in league play. Mount St. Mary’s drops to 11-16 overall and 4-13 in league action. April 14 The Quinnipiac University baseball team swept a Northeast Conference doubleheader against Mount St. Mary’s, taking the first game, 7-2, and the second game, 5-4, in extra innings. Quinnipiac improves to 6-26 overall and 5-14 in the NEC while Mount St. Mary’s drops to 11-27 overall and 4-15 in league play. The win gives Quinnipiac three-in-a-row for the first time since March 25-26, 2011, also against Mount St. Mary’s.

The Quinnipiac men’s cross country team ran at the Brown Springtime Invitational on Saturday, April 14. The Quinnipiac women’s golf team shed 13 strokes from their first round total on the final day of the Roar-EE Invitational hosted by Columbia University at Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y. The Bobcats combined to shoot a 363, a day after shooting a 376, on their way to a 739 (+163) for 14th place.

The Quinnipiac University women’s soccer team, in conjunction with the Quinnipiac Intramurals Department, will host the Third Annual “Give Cancer the Boot” fundraiser event on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The event will feature a co-ed 4x4 soccer tournament at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field at 10 a.m. This year’s tournament will be held in honor of Robby Brisco, a soccer player from Avon, Conn. who is currently fighting a rare form of cancer. The Quinnipiac University women’s soccer team, in conjunction with the Quinnipiac Intramurals Department, will host the Third Annual “Give Cancer the Boot” fundraiser event on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The event will feature a co-ed 4x4 soccer tournament at the Quinnipiac Soccer Field at 10 a.m. This year’s tournament will be held in honor of Robby Brisco, a soccer player from Avon, Conn. who is currently fighting a rare form of cancer.

April 15 The Quinnipiac University softball team swept Fairleigh Dickinson in a Northeast Conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at the FDU Softball Field. The Bobcats defeated the Knights, 3-1, in game one and won, 5-1, in the second outing of the day. With the victories, Quinnipiac improves to 22-12 overall and 9-5 in league action, while FDU drops to 23-16 on the year and 5-9 in conference play. April 16 Quinnipiac sophomore Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) has been named the Northeast Conference Baseball Player of the Week on Monday, April 17 as announced by the conference office.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program April 17 The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team hosted a clinic for over 60 youth players from the North Haven Youth Lacrosse Club on Sunday following their game against Fairfield. The Bobcats taught basic stick skills, individual offensive and defensive concepts, and worked on game situations with the youth players, who ranged in age from 8 – 15 years old. April 18 Junior Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) launched her fifth homerun of the 2012 season as the Quinnipiac University softball team split a non-conference doubleheader at Manhattan College on Wednesday afternoon. Quinnipiac earned a 3-2 victory in the second match-up of the day after falling, 5-0, in game one. The Bobcats improve to 23-13 on the year, while the Jaspers become 5-26 overall.

April 20 Sunday, April 21, 2012 will be Katie Vashon Day at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field. Katie Vashon was a senior from Hermon, Maine who worked in the Quinnipiac University Sports Information Department for four years before she suddenly passed away after a brief battle with leukemia in 2005. Katie was majoring in public relations and belonged to the Phi Sigma Sigma sorority as well as the School of Communications honorary society Lambda Pi Eta.

Sophomore Corey Morgenstern (Old Bethpage, N.Y.) clinched an opening round victory for the #2 Quinnipiac University men’s tennis team on Friday afternoon, as the Bobcats defeated Robert Morris, 4-2, in the Quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference Championships. With the win, Quinnipiac advances to the semifinals to take on #3 Monmouth University tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m.

Junior Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) collected career win No. 100 as the #2 seeded Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team cruised past #7 Saint Francis (Pa.), 4-0, in the Quarterfinals of the Northeast Conference Championships on Friday afternoon at the Mercer County Tennis Center. With the win, the Bobcats advance to the semifinals to take on #3 Sacred Heart tomorrow afternoon, a 2012 regular-season rematch set for 2 p.m. After another prolific season with the Quinnipiac women’s ice hockey team, sophomore forward Kelly Babstock (Mississauga, Ontario) was named the team’s Most Valuable Player for the second-consecutive season, as announced at the team’s annual end-of-the-year banquet on Friday evening at the TD Bank Sports Center. Joining Babstock with a postseason award was Rookie of the Year recipient Nicole Kosta (Mississauga, Ontario), Coaches’ Award recipient, senior Jordan Elkins (Wasilla, Alaska), and Defensive Player of the Year recipient, junior Regan Boulton (Brandon, Manitoba). The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team moved one step closer to clinching the No. 1 seed in the Northeast Conference Tournament, downing NEC opponent Central Connecticut, 14-11, on Friday afternoon at QU Lacrosse Turf Field in Hamden, Conn. Senior Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) led the offense with five goals on the afternoon, while junior Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.) finished with a game-high six points on one goal and five assists. Quinnipiac improves to 7-1 in NEC action and 8-6 overall, while Central Connecticut drops to 5-3 in league play and 7-8 overall. April 21 Quinnipiac University hosted its 29th annual Senior Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at the Recreation Center on Mount Carmel Avenue, a banquet that recognizes academic, athletic and extracurricular achievements by selected students. Senior Brett Uttley (Jamestown, R.I.) of the men’s soccer and senior Nicole Lewis (East Amherst, N.Y.) of the field hockey team were honored as the two recipients of the prestigious award. Senior pitcher Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) led the Quinnipiac University softball team in its Northeast Conference split with Robert Morris University on Saturday afternoon at the QU Softball Field. Schwartzburg pitched two complete games as the Bobcats fell to the Colonials, 1-0, in the first contest and won, 3-1, in the second outing of the afternoon. Quinnipiac now stands at 24-15 on the year and 10-6 in NEC play, while Robert Morris becomes 29-19 overall and 13-5 in the league. The Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team put forth a dominating performance in the Northeast Conference Semifinals on Saturday afternoon, as the #2 seeded Bobcats topped #3 Sacred Heart, 4-0, to advance to the championship match tomorrow. The Bobcats will take on the winner of the top bracket between #4 LIU Brooklyn and #1 Fairleigh Dickinson.

Quinnipiac sophomores Connor and Kellen Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) were named as Quinnipiac Men’s Ice Hockey’s Most Valuable Players at the program’s annual awards banquet at the University Club at the TD Bank Sports Center on Saturday, April 21. Freshman stand-out Matthew Peca (Petawawa, Ontario) was named the program’s Rookie of the Year, while assistant captain Mike Glaica (Kamloops, British Columbia) was honored with the Coaches Award. Junior Zack Currie (Victoria, British Columbia), who was announced as the team’s captain for 2012-13, was given the 7th Player Award while Yuri Bouharevich (Montreal, Quebec) earned the Academic Award after posting the team’s highest grade-point average. Quinnipiac men’s soccer head coach Eric Da Costa has announced the five members of the Class of 2016 that will join the Bobcats for the 2012 campaign. Defenders Stevenson Hawkey (Pennington, N.J.), Nick Lasweicz (South-

bury, Conn.), Justin Kody (Northborough, Mass.) and Erik Panzer (Nelson, New Zealand), as well as goalkeeper Marc Meny (Philipsburg, N.J.) will be set to compete next year for the Quinnipiac squad.

April 25 The Quinnipiac University softball team swept the University of Hartford in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon at the Hartford Softball Field. After picking up a 4-3 win in eight innings, the Bobcats went on to defeat the Hawks, 5-1, in the second contest of the two-game set. With the victories, Quinnipiac improves to 26-15 on the year, while Hartford drops to 8-36 overall. April 26 Graduate student Erin Trotman (Bristol, Conn.) and junior Christina Lasto (Oxford, Conn.) were each named to the National Collegiate Acrobatics & Tumbling Association (NCATA) All-American Team, as announced at the end of year banquet on Wednesday, April 25. Senior Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) and junior Becca White (Natick, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s outdoor track team competed in the first day of the 118th Annual Penn Relays, hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, on Thursday night at Franklin Field.

The Quinnipiac women’s lacrosse team was awarded three of the four major awards at the Northeast Conference’s end-of-year banquet, held on Thursday, April 26 by tournament host Sacred Heart at the Trumbull Marriot. Senior midfielder Marissa Caroleo (North Babylon, N.Y.) took home her second consecutive NEC Player of the Year award, while senior midfielder Devon Gibney (Hopkinton, Mass.) was named the NEC’s Defensive Player of the Year and freshman attacker Kyra Ochwat (Farmingdale, N.Y) earned NEC Rookie of the Year honors. Joining Caroleo and Gibney as NEC First-Team members is fellow senior defender Kim Davis (Darien, Conn.), as well as junior attacker Sarah Allen (Glastonbury, Conn.). April 27 The immensely popular “Bobcats Unleashed in HD, Episode V”, produced by Quinnipiac University, has been nominated for its second straight Boston/ New England Emmy Award in the category of “Outstanding Sports One Time Special”. The 35th Boston/New England Emmy Awards will be presented on June 2, 2012 at Marriot Boston Copley hotel. This year’s first episode, the fifth in the series, showcased Quinnipiac’s “Bobcat Madness”, Parents, Family and Alumni Weekend and Quinnipiac’s Women’s Rugby team’s inaugural season April 28 Graduate student Kyla Miles (Newtown, Conn.) was named the Quinnipiac University Women’s Soccer Player of the Year at the Quinnipiac men’s and women’s soccer program’s annual banquet on Friday, April 27. Miles also received the Players’ Player of the Year accolade, while freshman Jess Lavoie (Berlin, Conn.) was honored as the Young Player of the Year. Additionally, senior Chelsea Smith (Terryville, Conn.) was selected as the Academic Player of the Year and senior Jill Kelley (Simsbury, Conn.) earned Team Player of the Year.

Junior Philip Suprise (Milwaukee, Wisc.) was named men’s soccer Player of the Year at the Quinnipiac men’s and women’s annual banquet on Friday, April 27. Sophomore Brandon Strain-Goode (Toronto, Ontario) earned Player’s Player of the Year accolades, while Borja Angoitia (Bilbao, Spain) was named Newcomer of the Year and Zachary Friedenreich (Edison, N.J.) earned Academic Player of the Year honors. April 29 The Quinnipiac University softball team swept Bryant University in a Northeast Conference doubleheader on Sunday afternoon at the QU Softball Field. After the Bobcats earned a 10-2 victory in six innings, Quinnipiac outlasted Bryant, 2-1, in game two. With the league wins, the Bobcats improve to 28-15 overall and 12-6 in NEC action, while the Bulldogs drop to 18-23 on the year and 9-7 in the conference. QU honored its four seniors prior to the start of game one, including Christy Cabrera (West Sacramento, Calif.), Mina Duffy (Piedmont, Calif.), Ashley Heiberger (Sioux Falls, S.D.) and Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.). The Quinnipiac University women’s outdoor track and field team competed at the Yale Springtime Invitational on Sunday, April 29 at Coxe Cage. The Bobcats honored four graduating seniors prior to the start of Sunday’s meet, including Amanda Duggan (Waldwick, N.J.), Julie Lanning (Victor, N.Y.), Kaitie Kelly (Weymouth, Mass.), and Katie Beam (South Windsor, Conn.).

The Quinnipiac baseball team exploded for five runs in the top of the ninth inning, and held-off a late comeback bid by Sacred Heart, to hang on for a 9-8 Northeast Conference win at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Conn. The Bobcats improve to 6-22 in the NEC and 7-36 overall while Sacred Heart drops to 14-10 in league play and 17-27 overall. Vin Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) was 4-for-5 with a RBI triple that gave Quinnipiac the lead in the ninth while Matthew Siciliano (Ardmore, Pa.) picked up the win in relief. The Quinnipiac women’s golf team finished in 9th place out of 11 teams, ahead of Mount St. Mary’s and St. Francis (N.Y.) at the Northeast Conference Championship at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Bobcats shot a combined 347 for the day and 1039 (344-348-347) for the three-day event, finishing ahead of Mount St. Mary’s and St. Francis (N.Y.).


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program May 1 Quinnipiac freshman Vincent Guglietti (East Haven, Conn.) has been named the Northeast Conference Co-Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office on Tuesday, May 1. The Quinnipiac University men’s basketball team took some time away from their studies and traveled across town to Yalesville Elementary School in Wallingford, Conn. to take part in an afterschool program on Monday afternoon. Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach Sean Doherty and members of the team spoke to the several students about the importance of balancing education and athletics in preparation for college. The Quinnipiac University softball team won its sixth consecutive game as it earned a 4-0 shutout against America East opponent Stony Brook University on Tuesday afternoon at the QU Softball Field. With the win, the Bobcats improve to 29-15 on the year, while the Seawolves drop to 33-14-1 overall.

May 2 Junior Sarah Viebrock (Carmel, N.Y.) and freshman Michelle Dassa (Marlboro, N.J.) of the Quinnipiac University women’s tennis team earned All-Northeast Conference honors for their performance this season, announced on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 by the league office. Viebrock earned a First Team selection at #3 singles, while Dassa garnered a Second Team selection at #5 singles. Quinnipiac junior Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) and senior Kyle Nisson (Wallingford, Conn.) were named Quinnipiac’s April Athletes of the Month.

Quinnipiac University senior Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and sophomore Connor Jones (Montrose, British Columbia) were named the Quinnipiac Female and Male Athletes of the Year, respectively, at the 2011-12 Quinnipiac University Athletics and Recreation Awards program at the TD Bank Sports Center in Hamden, Conn.

May 3 Quinnipiac University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Brijesh Patel spoke at the National Strength and Conditioning Association’s (NSCA) Connecticut State Clinic on Saturday, May 6 in Farmington, Conn. The program focuses on improving athletic performance and fitness through new research, injury prevention, program design and implementation. Five members of the Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team were presented with All-Northeast Conference honors on Thursday night, as Robert Morris University and league officials hosted its second annual NEC Pre-Tournament Banquet at the Holiday Inn located outside of the Pittsburgh International Airport. Senior defenseman Chris Coppolecchia (Somers, N.Y.) earned a selection to the NEC First Team, while Michael Sagl (West Islip, N.Y.), Matt Diehl (Towson, Md.), Pat Corcoran (Stratford, Conn.) and Greg Pendergast (South Windsor, Conn.) were tabbed to the All-Rookie Team. May 4 The Quinnipiac University women’s lacrosse team announced its 2012 team awards in a ceremony on Friday afternoon. Awards for outstanding attack, midfield, and defensive player were handed out along with honors for most improved player and the Becca Main Ultimate Bobcat Award. The Bobcats finished the 2012 season with an 8-8 record and a share of the NEC regular season title.

May 5 The Quinnipiac baseball team lost the first game of its doubleheader against LIU Brooklyn, 7-4, before responding with a 1-0 win in the second game. Nick Fabrizio (Peabody, Mass.) pitched 5 2/3 hitless innings in the second game, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning. The Bobcats go to 8-37 overall and 7-22 in NEC play while Long Island drops to 18-31 overall and 9-17 in league play. The Quinnipiac University softball team split its final doubleheader of the regular season against Northeast Conference opponent Saint Francis (Pa.) University on Saturday, May 5 at the QU Softball Field. After falling, 3-0, in game one, QU earned a 4-0 victory in the second contest. The Bobcats improve to 30-16 on the year and 13-7 in the league as they advance to the NEC Tournament next weekend, while the Red Flash end their season at 22-26 overall and 9-11 in conference action. The Quinnipiac University women’s outdoor track team ran in the first day of competition at the 2012 Northeast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday, May 5, which are hosted by Mount St. Mary’s University. After day one of events, the Bobcats rank ninth out of 11 schools with seven points, while Sacred Heart leads the tournament with 70 points.

May 6 The Quinnipiac University baseball team split a Northeast Conference doubleheader against LIU Brooklyn, winning the first game, 13-4, before dropping the second game, 14-4, at the Quinnipiac Baseball Field in Hamden, Conn. Quinnipiac finishes the season at 9-38 overall and 8-24 in NEC play. Senior Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) won the 3000-meter steeplechase as the Quinnipiac University women’s outdoor track and field team competed in the final day of the 2012 Northeast Conference Championships on Sunday, May 6. After two days of competition, the Bobcats finished in ninth place overall with 28.25 points, while Monmouth University won the Champion-

ships with 159.25 points.

May 7 Juniors Jay Binkowski (Bethany, Conn.) and Brendan Wilbur (Hingham, Mass.) of the Quinnipiac University men’s lacrosse team were named to the 2012 Northeast Conference Men’s Lacrosse All-Tournament Team, announced on Sunday, May 6, 2012. Binkowski and Wilbur each performed very well in the semifinals against Bryant to earn the accolade. Sophomore Katie Alfiere (Beacon Falls, Conn.) of the Quinnipiac softball team was named Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week for the first time in her career, as announced by the league office on Monday, May 7. May 8 Quinnipiac baseball sophomore Zak Palmer (Mahwah, N.J.) was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Week while classmate Nick Fabrizio (Peabody, Mass.) was named the NEC Pitcher of the Week. This is the second award that Palmer has earned this year while Fabrizio earns his first weekly award, and Quinnipiac’s first since Kyle Birdsall won the award on April 11, 2011. Quinnipiac field hockey sophomore Christa Romano (Madison, N.J.) and current assistant coach Jaime Cassesse, a two-time All-Northeast Conference First Team selection in 2005 and 2006 at Quinnipiac, have been selected to compete on the 2012 USA Field Hockey North High Performance Training Squad. May 10 HAMDEN, Conn. – Senior pitcher Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) and the Quinnipiac University softball team were featured in the New Haven Register on Thursday, May 10 in an article written by Bill Cloutier. Three members of the Quinnipiac University softball team received All-Northeast Conference accolades, as announced by the league office on Thursday morning. Senior Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) was named to the All-NEC first team, while senior Mina Duffy (Piedmont, Calif.) and junior Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) were selected to the All-Conference second team. Quinnipiac women’s golf head coach John O’Connor was named the Northeast Conference Co-Coach of the Year, as announced by the NEC office on May 9, 2012. May 11 Senior Heather Schwartzburg (Mission Viejo, Calif.) allowed just one run over seven innings on Friday afternoon, as the #2 seeded Quinnipiac University softball team survived an elimination game against #3 Monmouth at Robert Morris University in Moon Township, Pa. With the 3-1 victory, the Bobcats advance to face the top-seeded Colonials in another elimination game at 3:20 p.m. Members of the Quinnipiac University women’s outdoor track and field team competed at the 2012 ECAC and New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletic Association (NEICAAA) Championships on Friday, May 11. This year’s ECACs were hosted by Princeton University in Princeton, N.J., while the New Englands were held at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass. Senior Ashley Heiberger (Sioux Falls, S.D.) lifted a sacrifice fly in the top of the 12th inning on Friday afternoon to send the #2 seeded Quinnipiac University softball team past #1 Robert Morris, 4-3, in a thrilling Northeast Conference Semifinal match-up in Moon Township, Pa. With the win, the Bobcats advance to the tournament finals tomorrow afternoon, taking on #3 LIU Brooklyn at 12:30 p.m. QU needs to defeat the Blackbirds twice in order to hoist the trophy at the end of the day. May 12 The Quinnipiac University softball team’s quest for its first NCAA Tournament bid came to a close on Saturday afternoon, as the #2 Bobcats fell short to #3 LIU Brooklyn, 10-5, in the Northeast Conference Tournament Finals at Robert Morris in Moon Township, Pa. With the loss, QU concludes its season with a 34-18 record, marking its second straight 30-win campaign and third straight with at least 25 wins. Behind season-bests from five different Quinnipiac runners, the women’s track team completed the 2012 season at the New England Outdoor Track & Field Championships hosted by Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. on Saturday, May 12.


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program

Student Athlete Advisory Committee Recognition

School of Business with Dean Matthew O’Connor

School of Communication with Dean Lee Kamlet

School of Health Sciences with Dean Edward O’Connor

College of Arts & Sciences with Dean Hans Bergman

School of Nursing with Dean Jean Lange

Freshman Scholar Athletes Presented by Jill Martin

Sophomore Scholar Athletes Presented by Jill Martin


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program

Junior Scholar Athletes Presented by Jill Martin

Senior Scholar Athletes Presented by Jill Martin

Positive Play Cup Champions - Women’s Lacrosse

Behind The Scenes Award - QBSN

Recreation/Fitness Center Awards - Steve Muller, Avery David

Intramural Athlete of the Year - Frankie DiSomma

Intramural Official of the Year - Andrew Stubbs-Stroud

Kickline MVP - Nicollette Kearney


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program

Dance Fusion MVP - Christal Perez

Dance Company MVP - Samantha Litvak

Sideline Cheer MVP - Jaclyn Cassiere

Icecat Cheerbladers MVP - Tiffany Chuckta

Pep Band MVP - Matthew Porell

Katie Vashon Sports Information MVP - Kevin Johnson

Student Athletic Trainer of the Year - Robert Roller

Student Athletic Trainer of the Year - Robyn Murphy


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program

Strength & Conditioning MVP - Mike Glaicar

Men’s Cross Country MVP - Spencer Mannion

Women’s Cross Country MVP - Andrea Szarkowicz

Field Hockey MVP - Kim Cunniff

Women’s Rugby MVP - Krystin Orrico

Men’s Soccer MVP - Philip Suprise

Women’s Volleyball MVP - Brittany Garrett

Men’s Basketball MVP - James Johnson

Women’s Soccer MVP - Kyla Miles


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program

Women’s Basketball MVP - Felicia Barron

Acrobatics & Tumbling MVP - Danielle Pilloise

Men’s Ice Hockey MVP - Connor Jones

Women’s Ice Hockey MVP - Kelly Babstock

Women’s Indoor Track MVP - Morgan Roche

Women’s Outdoor Track MVP - Becca White

Baseball MVP - Kyle Nisson

Women’s Golf - Kayla Ketcheson


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program

Men’s Lacrosse MVP - Chris Coppolecchia

Women’s Lacrosse MVP - Marissa Caroleo

Softball MVP - Heather Schwartzburg

Men’s Tennis MVP - James Kwei

Women’s Tennis MVP - Sarah Viebrock

Athletes of the Year - Connor Jones & Heather Schwartzburg


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program Quinnipiac’s Athletes of the Year 1995-96 Bryan Jackson Men’s Tennis Kerri McMahon Softball 1996-97 Tim Belcher Baseball Alicia Longobardi Softball 1997-98 Roland Lavallee Sharon Polastry

Men’s Cross Country Women’s Soccer

1998-99 Roland Lavallee Men’s Cross Country Shannon Dublin Volleyball 1999-2000 Shawn Mansoff Men’s Ice Hockey Catie Canetti Field Hockey/Women’s Lacrosse 2000-01 Joseph Baglio Men’s Lacrosse Elisa Goncalves Women’s Soccer 2001-02 Everson Maciel Julie Smith

Men’s Soccer Field Hockey

2002-03 Jamie Holden Men’s Ice Hockey Ashlee Kelly Women’s Basketball 2003-04 Albert Marano Baseball Kim Piazza Women’s Tennis 2004-05 Rob Monroe Katie Gwyther 2005-06 Reid Cashman Katie Gwyther 2006-07 Reid Cashman Kristen Stevens 2007-08 Graciano Brito Tiffany Manzi 2008-09 Graciano Brito Erin Kerner 2009-10 Justin Rutty Katie Latonick 2010-11 Justin Rutty Kelly Babstock 2011-12 Connor Jones Heather Schwartzburg

Men’s Basketball Women’s Cross Country/Track Men’s Ice Hockey Women’s Cross Country/Track Men’s Ice Hockey Women’s Cross Country/Track Men’s Soccer Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Soccer Women’s Basketball Men’s Basketball Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Basketball Women’s Ice Hockey Men’s Ice Hockey Softball


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 1999-2000 Sport Cheerleading Baseball Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Men's Cross Country Men's Indoor Track Women's Cross Country Women's Indoor Track Field Hockey Men's Golf Men's Ice Hockey Men's Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse Softball Men's Soccer Women's Soccer Men's Tennis Women's Tennis Volleyball Recreation/Fitness Intramurals Athletes of the Year 2000-2001 Sport Cheerleading Baseball Men's Basketball Women's Basketball Men's Cross Country Men's Indoor Track Men's Outdoor Track Women's Cross Country Women's Indoor Track Women's Outdoor Track Field Hockey Men's Golf Men's Ice Hockey Women's Ice Hockey Men's Lacrosse Women's Lacrosse Softball Men's Soccer Women's Soccer Men's Tennis Women's Tennis Volleyball Recreation/Fitness Intramurals Pep Band Athletes of the Year

Most Valuable Performer Brenda Rafferty, Sr., Milton, MA Nate Noyes, Sr. Silver Lake, NH Nate Pondexter, Sr. Washington, DC Colleen Klopp, Jr. Southington, CT Andrew Gabrell, Fr., North Babylon, NY Mike Simeone, Fr., Middletown, CT Stephanie Mendes, Fr., Pelham, NH Jessica Santangelo, Fr., South Windsor, CT Denice Horsfield, Sr., Selden, NY Jed Moller, So, Hancock, NH Shawn Mansoff, Jr., Edmonton, Alberta Ryan Petrowsky, So., Glastonbury, CT Catie Canetti, Sr., Guilford, CT Michele Meccia, Sr., Little Ferry, NJ Jeff Maier, Sr., Bellmlore, NY Elisa Goncalves, Fr., South Windosr, CT Nick Wormley, Sr., Pyrford, Surrvey, England Stephanie Petrycki, So., Cromwell, CT Janine Wilk, Jr., Bohemia, NY Kim LaGrega & Dan Goldner Kevin Ward, Christin Bauby & Nick Perry Shawn Mansoff, Men's Ice Catie Canetti, Field Hockey Most Valuable Performer Brenda Rafferty, Sr., Milton, MA Tim Mangano, Sr., East Meadow, NY Collin Charles, Sr., Toronto, Ontario Kim Misiaszek, Sr., Old Lyme, CT Roland Lavallee, Sr.,Bellingham, MA Peter Pollard, Jr., Wrentham, MA Roland Lavallee, Sr., Bellingham, MA Lindsay Holmes, Jr., East Hampton, CT Carolyn Robin, So., Foster, RI Carolyn Robin, So., Foster, RI Lisa Scavotto, Sr., Enfield, CT Michael Mahan, So., New Hampton, NH Chris Cerrella, Sr., North Massapequa, NY Tara Michalowski, Sr., Middlefield, CT Joe Baglio, Jr., Brightwaters, NY Marta Waldron, Jr., Liverpool, NY Nicole Chaput, Sr., Pawtucket, RI Everson Maciel, So., Londrina, Brazil Elisa Goncalves, So., South Windsor, CT Mike Nguyen, Sr., Stamford, CT Stephanie Petrycki, Jr., Cromwell, CT Heather Wollyung, So., Lake Katrine, NY Nikki Plourde & Greg Desmarais Hong Lim, Leigh Hazen, Chris Mercurio Kirsten Peterson, Sr. Lancaster, PA Joseph Baglio, Men's Lacrosse Elisa Goncalves, Women's Soccer


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2001-2002 Sport Most Valuable Performer Cheerleading Caitlin Wescott, Plymouth, MA Baseball John Melillo, Jr., Westfield, CT Men's Basketball Bill Romano, Sr., Wethersfield, CT Women's Basketball Ashley Kelly, So., Pittsburgh, PA Men's Cross Country Thomas Martin, So., Commack, NY Men's Indoor Track Peter Pollard, Sr., Wrentham, MA Men's Outdoor Track Gregory Toomey, So., Smithtown, NY Women's Cross Country Carolyn Robin, So., Foster, RI Women's Indoor Track Erin Doak, Fr., Scotia, NY Women's Outdoor Track Carolyn Robin, So., Foster, RI Field Hockey Julie Smith, Sr., Brewster, MA Men's Golf Michael Mahan, JRN., North Hnampton, NH Men's Ice Hockey Ryan Olson, Sr., Pincher Creek, Alberta Women's Ice Hockey Mary Ellen Courtemanche, Jr., Smithfield, RI Men's Lacrosse Michael Baglio, Sr., Brightwaters, NY Women's Lacrosse Marta Waldron, Sr., Liverpool, NY Softball Elizabeth Moriarty,Jr., Hillsborogh, NJ Men's Soccer Everson Maciel, Jr. Londrina, Brazil Women's Soccer Melissa Ganias, Jr., Wallingford, CT Men's Tennis Brian Tenehaus, Jr., Reston, VA Women's Tennis Stephanie Petrycki, Sr., Cromwell, CT Volleyball Heather Wollyung, Jr., Lake Katrine, NY Recreation/Fitness Erin Gaughan & Ben Schur Intramurals Tim Blacquier, Lauren Manfred, Justin Mandese Pep Band Shawn Sherry Jr Agawam, MA Athletes of the Year Everson Maciel, Men's Soccer Julie Smith, Field Hockey 2002-2003 Sport Most Valuable Performer Cheerleading Susan Piechowicz, Sr., Poughkeepsie, NY Baseball Charles D'Elia, Sr., Neponset, NY Men's Basketball Kason Mims, Jr., Astoria, NY Women's Basketball Ashlee Kelly, Jr., Pittsburgh, PA Men's Cross Country Mike Charron, Fr., Jewett City, CT Men's Indoor Track Jeff Roginielewicz, Fr., Derby, CT Men's Outdoor Track Thomas Martin, So., Commack, NY Women's Cross Country Kaitlyn Gwyther, Fr., Madison, NH Women's Indoor Track Kaitlyn Gwyther, Fr., Madison, NH Women's Outdoor Track Carolyn Robin, Sr., Foster, RI Field Hockey Courtney Ryan, Sr., New Hope, PA Men's Golf Michael Mahan, Sr., New Hampton, NH Men's Ice Hockey Wade Winkler, Sr., Edmonton, Alberta Women's Ice Hockey Mel Courtemanche, Sr,Smithfield, RI Men's Lacrosse John Donnellan, Fr., Shoreham, NY Women's Lacrosse Megan Matthews, Sr. White Plains, NY Softball Sarah Collins, So., Bedford, MA Men's Soccer Conor Shilcock-Elliott, Fr., Radnor, Pa Women's Soccer Meghan Kennedy, Jr. West Harford, CT Men's Tennis Brian Tenenhaus, Sr.,, Reston, VA Women's Tennis Cristin Arahovites, Sr., Cold Spring Harbor, NY Volleyball Heather Wollyung, Sr., Lake Katrine, NY Recreation/Fitness Fred Spadaccino & Christine Polidoro Intramurals Morgan Semenchuk, Christopher Goodman, Mathew Mady Pep Band Marissa Marsek, Sr. Brewster, NY Sports Information Allison Poole, GS, Est Greenbush, NY Athlete of the Year Jamie Holden, Men's Ice Ashlee Kelly, Women's Basketball


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2003-2004 Sport Most Valuable Performer Cheerleading Kiera Casanova, Sr. Hasbrouck Heights, NJ Baseball Al Marano, Sr. Lincoln, RI Men's Basketball Kason Mims, Sr. Astoria, NY Women's Basketball Ashlee Kelly, Sr. Pittsburgh, PA Men's Cross Country Michael Charron, So. Jewett City, CT Men's Indoor Track Jeff Roginielewicz, So.Derby, CT Men's Outdoor Track Thomas Martin, Sr. Commack, NY Women's Cross Country Carolyn Robin, GS, Foster, RI Women's Indoor Track Carolyn Robin, GS, Foster, RI Women's Outdoor Track Carolyn Robin, GS, Foster, RI Field Hockey Erin McKay, So., Norwood, MA Men's Golf Craig Cyr, So., Pembroke, NH Men's Ice Hockey Jamie Holden, Jr.,Telkwa, BC Women's Ice Hockey Vicky Graham, Fr., Glen Riddle, PA Men's Lacrosse Andy Pelletier, Sr. South Windsor, CT Women's Lacrosse Christy Smallman, Jr. Boxford, MA Softball Elizabeth Euley, Sr. Bristol, CT Men's Soccer Francis Mavula, Fr., Ottawa, Ontario Women's Soccer Melisssa Ganias, Sr. Wallingford, CT Men's Tennis Jonathan Russo, So. Garden City, NY Women's Tennis Kim Piazza, Sr. North Haven, CT Volleyball Jackie Gallo, Sr. North Branford, CT Recreation/Fitness Amanda Mazzola & Christian Contreras Intramurals Kerry Putnam, Michael Cruz, Robert Griffin Pep Band Bryn Souza, Sr. Stonington, CT Sports Information Katherine Vashon, So., Hermon, Maine Male Athletic Trainer Anthony Marsala Female Athletic Trainer Stacey Bonnano Athletes of the Year Albert Marano, Baseball Kim Piazza, Women's Tennis 2004-2005 Sport Most Valuable Performer Cheerleading Nora Sullivan, Jr. Waterford, CT Baseball Bryan Sabatella, Jr. Wading River, NY Men's Basketball Rob Monroe, Sr. Lanham, MD Women's Basketball Kim Fitzpatrick, Sr. Waterford, Ireland Men's Cross Country Thomas Martin, GS, Commack, NY Men's Indoor Track Gregory Toomey, GS, Smithtown, NY Men's Outdoor Track Mark Driscoll, Jr. Milford, MA Women's Cross Country Kaitlyn Gwyther, Jr. Madison, NH Women's Indoor Track Kaitlyn Gwyther, Jr. Madison, NH Women's Outdoor Track Joanna Perez, Jr. Fort Murray, NJ Field Hockey Jill DiSanti, Sr. Fairfield, NJ Men's Golf Craig Cyr, Jr. Pembroke, NH Men's Ice Hockey Reid Cashman, So. Red Wing, MN Women's Ice Hockey Caitlin Peters, Sr. Minneapolis, MN Men's Lacrosse Josh Murray, Jr. Hamden, CT Women's Lacrosse Kaitlyn Gwyther, Jr. Madison, NH Softball Maria Browne, Jr. Park Ridge, NJ Men's Soccer Lassana Camara, Fr., Barako, Mali Women's Soccer Kirsten vsn de Ven Fr. Heesch, Holland Men's Tennis Andrew Chan, So., Great Neck, NY Women's Tennis Elizabeth Axler, Sr. Huntington, NY Volleyball Janka Lopatto, Sr. Haverhill, MA Recreation/Fitness Cassandra Pignatelli & Mara Johnson Intramurals Sal Morello, Chrissy Memmollo, Keith Lazarchik Pep Band Michael Pistone, So, Raynham, MA Sports Information Katherin Vashon, Jr. Hermon, Maine Male Athletic Trainer Dan Ruiz, Sr. Broix, NY Female Athletic Trainer Victoria Castellon, Sr. Katonah, NY Athletes of the Year Rob Monroe, Men's Basketball Katie Gwyther, Women's Track


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2005-2006 Sport Most Valuable Performer Cheerleading Denise Wilbert, Sr. Neconset, NY Baseball Craig Cyr, Jr. Pembroken, NH Men's Basketball Craig Benson, Sr. Hamden, CT Women's Basketball Monique Lee, So., Lynn, MA Men's Cross Country Gregory Brink, Sr.., Babylon, NY Men's Indoor Track Mark Driscoll, Sr. Milford, MA Men's Outdoor Track Jacob Gurzler, So., Ballston Lake, NY Women's Cross Country Kaitlyn Gwyther, Sr., Madison, NH Women's Indoor Track Kaitlyn Gwyther, Sr., Madison, NH Women's Outdoor Track Kaitlyn Gwyther, Sr., Madison, NH Field Hockey Erin McKay, Senior, Norwood, MA Men's Golf Craig Cyr, Sr, Pembroke, NH Men's Ice Hockey Reid Cashman, Jr., Red Wing, MN Women's Ice Hockey Vicky Graham, Jr., Glen Riddle, PA Men's Lacrosse Kevin Browne, Sr., Wantagh, NY Women's Lacrosse Vanessa Miranda, Sr., Bay Shore, NY Softball Alyssa Mansolf, Sr., Durham, CT Men's Soccer Francis Mavula, Jr., Ottawa, Canada Women's Soccer Leisl Lissfelt, So., Pomfret, CT Men's Tennis Michael Racioppo, Jr., Brooklyn, NY Women's Tennis Gabby Pasternak, Jr. Glen Rock, NJ Volleyball Amoi Alawoya, Sr., Pomona, CA Recreation/Fitness Judith Karlberg & Jeremy Stormann Intramurals Max Mitchell, Jenna Shoup, Mike McLaughlin Pep Band Justin Pylypiw, Sr, Hamden, CT Katie Vashon Sports Info. Matthew Janik, Jr. Barkhamsted, CT Male Athletic Trainer Mitch Toda, Sr. Fort Lee, NJ Female Athletic Trainer Vanessa Mirabito, Sr. Norwich, NY Athletes of the Year Reid Cashman, Men's Ice Katie Gwyther, Women's CC/Track 2006-2007 Sport Most Valuable Performer Cheerleading Toni Corvi, Jr., Hamden, CT Baseball Tim Binkoski, Sr., North Haven, CT Men's Basketball DeMario Anderson, Jr, Oxon Hill, MD Women's Basketball Erin Kerner, So, Erie, PA Men's Cross Country John Ciccarelli, GS, Southbury, CT Men's Indoor Track Jacob Gurzler, Jr, Ballston Lake, NY Men's Outdoor Track Jim McDonald, Sr, Cheshire, CT Women's Cross Country Kristen Stevens, Fr, Succasunna, NJ Women's Indoor Track Kristen Stevens, Fr, Succasunna, NJ Women's Outdoor Track Susan Ashe, Jr, Clifton Park, NY Field Hockey Jackie Barton, Sr, Hummelstown, PA Men's Golf Steve Velardi, Sr, Hamden, CT Men's Ice Hockey Reid Cashman, Sr, Red Wing, MN Women's Ice Hockey Jennifer MacLean, So, Oshawa, Ontario Men's Lacrosse Michael Stottler, GS, Wantagh, NY Women's Lacrosse Hannah Nelson, So, Glastonbury, CT Softball Maria Browne, Sr, Park Ridge, NJ Men's Soccer Graciano Brito, So, Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde Women's Soccer Kate Ahearn, Jr, Danbury, CT Men's Tennis Stefano Salvatore, Sr, Wyckoff, NJ Women's Tennis Mary Wilson, Fr, Greensburg, PA Volleyball Erin Overdevest, So, Brdgeton, NJ Recreation/Fitness Angela Citino & Kim Driscoll Intramurals John Tramontana, Kerri Hammond, Mike McLaughlin Pep Band Marie Sabotka, Jr, Southwick MA Katie Vashon Sports Info. Matt Janik, Sr, Barkhamsted, CT Male Athletic Trainer Andrew Wachtel, Sr, Seaford, NY Female Athletic Trainer Sarah Spino, Sr, Westerly, RI Athletes of the Year Reid Cashman, Men's Ice Kristen Stevens, Women's CC/Track


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2007-2008 Sport Most Valuable Performer Cheerleading Christina Merullo, Sr., Lincoln, MA Baseball John Delaney, Jr., Hanson, MA Men's Basketball DeMario Anderson, Sr. Oxon Hill, MD Women's Basketball Erin Kerner, Jr., Erie, PA Men's Cross Country Jake Gurzler, Sr. Ballston Lake, NY Men's Indoor Track Tyler Dinnan, So., Juneau, AK Men's Outdoor Track Tyler Dinnan, So., Juneau, AK Women's Cross Country Kristen Stevens, So., Sucasunna, NJ Women's Indoor Track Chelsea Bollerman, Jr., Little Silver, NJ Women's Outdoor Track Susan Ashe, Sr., Clifton Park, NY Field Hockey Ann Marie Mangano, Sr., Southampton, NY Men's Golf Ian O'Connor, Jr., Syracuse, NY Men's Ice Hockey Dan Henningson, Jr. Edmonton, Alberta Women's Ice Hockey Eyse Cole, Jr., Belleville, Ontario Men's Lacrosse Drew Maceranka, Sr., Somers, NY Women's Lacrosse Tiffany Manzi, Jr., Fedding Hills, MA Softball Christine Bourdeau, So., Seymour, CT Men's Soccer Graciano Brito, Sr., Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde Women's Soccer Kate Ahearn, Sr., Danbury, CT Men's Tennis John Hughes, So., Springfield, MA Women's Tennis Mary Wilson, So., Greensburg, PA Volleyball Jenna Benigno, Jr. Milford, CT Recreation/Fitness SashaKhaloyan & Greg Pascucci Intramurals Mike Smuda, Cristina Bayne, Ian Davis Katie Vashon Sports Info. Patrick Salvas, Sr., Amherst, NH Pep Band Marie Sabotka, Sr., Southwick, MA Male Athletic Trainer John Angus, Sr., Leominster, MA Female Athletic Trainer Erin Hagedorn, Sr, Bristol, CT Athletes of the Year Graciano Brito, Men's Soccer Tiffany Manzi, Women's Lacrosse 2008-2009 Sport Most Valuable Performer Cheerleading Aicia Chouinard, jr. Hudson, NH Baseball Bryn Doyle, Sr. Manchester, NH Men's Basketball Justin Rutty, So, Newburgh, NY Women's Basketball Erin Kerner, Sr., Erie, PA Men's Cross Country Rich Klauber, Fr., Thomaston, CT Men's Indoor Track Dan Roark, Fr, Dracut, MA Men's Outdoor Track Dan Roark, Fr, Dracut, MA Women's Cross Country Chelsea Bolerman, Sr., Little Silver, NJ Women's Indoor Track Morgan Roche, Fr., Clifton Park, NY Women's Outdoor Track Morgan Roche, Fr, Clifton Park, NY Field Hockey Megan Sciascia, Sr., Cheshire, CT Men's Golf Ian O'Connor, Sr., Syracuse, NY Men's Ice Hockey Dan Henningson, Sr., Edmonton, Alberta Women's Ice Hockey Janine Duffy, Jr., Toronto, Ontario Men's Lacrosse Kevin Benzing, Jr., Saverna Park, MD Women's Lacrosse Ashley Valentine, Sr., Frioendship, MD Softball Heather Schwartzberg, Fr., Mission Viejo, CA Men's Soccer Graciano Brito, Sr., Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde Women's Soccer Furtuna Velaj, Fr., Stamford, CT Men's Tennis John Hughes, Jr., Springfield, MA Women's Tennis Mary Wilson, Jr., Greensburg, PA Volleyball Stephanie Biediger, Fr., Houston, TX Recreation/Fitness Garrett McLaughlin, Janine Elliot Intramurals TJ Fabis, Kelly Harrington, Ryan Cobane Pep Band Chris Malico, Jr. Greenlawn, NY Katie Vashon Sports Info. Erin Willey, Sr., Hooksett, NH Male Athletic Trainer Garrett McLaughlin, Sr., Medford, MA Female Athletic Trainer Hillery Lamb, Sr., Allentown, NJ Athletes of the Year Graciano Brito, Men's Soccer Ernie Kerner, Women's Basketball


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2009-2010 Sport Most Valuable Performer Competitive Cheer Stephanie Colella, Sr., Hamden, CT Baseball Brian Monack, Sr., Branford, CT Men's Basketball Justin Rutty, Jr., Newburgh, NY Women's Basketball Courtney Kaminski, Jr., Dudley, MA Men's Cross Country Richard Klauber, So.., Thomaston, CT Women's Cross Country Morgan Roche, So., Clifton Park, NY Women's Indoor Track Morgan Roche, So., Clifton Park, NY Women's Outdoor Track Lindsey Pierret, Sr, Morristown, NJ Field Hockey Jenna Grossman, Sr., Flanders, NJ Men's Ice Hockey Dan Clarke, So., Belleville, Ontario Women's Ice Hockey Kjallie Flor, Sr., Farmington, MN Men's Lacrosse Kevin Benzing, Sr,Saverna Park, MD Women's Lacrosse Katie Latonick, Sr, Severna Park, MD Softball Katie Allendorfer, Sr, Glenside, PA Men's Soccer Frederick Hall, Sr., St. George, Bermuda Women's Soccer Furtuna Velaj, So., Stamford, CT Men's Tennis John Hughes, Sr., Springfield, MA Women's Tennis Adrienne Markison, Jr., Princeton, NJ Volleyball Kelby Carey, So., Surfside Colony, CA Recreation/Fitness Meghan Trull & Matthew MacAskill Intramurals Sean Murphy, Michelle Bove, Brendan O'Connor Pep Band Deanna Maytas, So, Harwinton, CT Sideline Cheer Jennifer Nasta, Jr. Westbury, NY Kickline Jennifer Lawrence, Sr., East Islip, NY Dance Fusion Kristina Giusti, Sr, Covertry, RI Step to Perfection Sonia Groff, So, Medfield, MA Dance Company Sarah Caniesco, Jr., East Haven, CT Katie Vashon Sports Info. Miles McQuiggan, So, Westerly, RI Male Athletic Trainer Greg DeMarco, Sr, New City, NY Female Athletic Trainer Megan Brunelle, Sr, Oakham, MA Men's Strength & Conditioning Jean-Marc Beaudoin, Sr, St. Paul, Alberta Wms Strength & Conditioning Kelly Wall, Sr. Westport, CT Athletes of the Year Justin Rutty, Men's Basketball Katie Latonick, Women's Lacrosse


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2010-2011 Sport Most Valuable Performer Acrobatics & Tumbling Erin Trotman, Sr., Bristol, CT Baseball Ben Farina, Sr. Waterford, CT Men's Basketball Justin Rutty, Sr., Newburgh, NY Women's Basketball Courtney Kaminski, Sr., Dudley, MA Men's Cross Country Mike Levene, So., Redding, CT Women's Cross Country Rebecca White, So., Natick, MA Women's Indoor Track Rebecca White, So, Natick, MA Women's Outdoor Track Kristen Stevens, Sr., Succasunna, NJ Field Hockey Kimberly Cunniff, Jr., Walpole, MA Women's Golf Amanda Nagel, Jr. Greenwood, MN Men's Ice Hockey Jeremy Langlois, So. Tempe, AZ Women's Ice Hockey Kelly Babstock, Fr., Ontario, Canada Men's Lacrosse Jake Glebocki, Sr., Wlbraham, MA Women's Lacrosse Marissa Caroleo, Jr., North Babylon, NY Softball Heather Schwartzburg, Jr.,Mission Viejo, CA Men's Soccer Tolle Staffanson, Sr., Goteborg, Sweden Women's Soccer Meagan McLoughlin, Sr.Rocky Hill, CT Men's Tennis Andrew Weeden, So, Martinsville, NJK Women's Tennis Adrienne Markison, Sr., Princeton, NJ Volleyball Kayla Lawler, JR. Louisville, KY Women's Rugby Katie Wood, Jr. Hamilton, NJ Recreation/Fitness David Losinno & Mikala Ouellette Intramurals Jon Liauw, Caitlin Guarino, Colleen Doherty Pep Band Elyse Comer, So, Barrington, RI Sideline Cheer Jordan Hall, So, Rockland, MA Kickline Elaine Gomez, Sr. Valley Stream, NH Dance Fusion Xantiana Abio, Sr, Weehawken, NJ Dance Company Danielle DiCarlo, Sr, Bedford Hill, NY Katie Vashon Sports Info. Miles McQuiggan, Jr.Westerly, RI Male Athletic Trainer Matt Mills, Sr, Sudbury, MA Women's Athletic Trainer Melissa Gramuglia, Sr, River Edge, NJ Men's Strength & Conditioning Michael Glaicar, Jr, Kamloops, BC Women's Strength & Conditioning Jordan Elkins, Jr.Wasilla, AK Athletes of the Year Justin Rutty, Men's Basketball Kely Babstock, Women's Ice Hockey 2011-2012 Sport Most Valuable Performer Acrobatics & Tumbling Danielle Pilloise, Sr., Southington, CT Baseball Kyle Nisson, Sr., Wallingford, CT Men's Basketball James Johnson, Sr., Queens, NY Women's Basketball Felicia Barron, Jr., Sprigfield, MA Men's Cross Country Spencer Mannion, Fr., Brookfield, CT Women's Cross Country Andrea Szarkowicz, Jr., Watertown, CT Women's Indoor Track Morgan Roche, Sr., Clifton Park, NY Women's Outdoor Track Rebecca White, Jr., Natick, MA Field Hockey Kim Cunniff, Sr, Walpole, MA Women's Golf Kayla Ketcheson, Jr. St. Andrews, Manitoba Men's Ice Hockey Connor Jones, So, Montrose, BC Women's Ice Hockey Kelly Babstock, So., Mississauga, Ontario Men's Lacrosse Chris Coppolecchia, Sr., Somers, NY Women's Lacrosse Marissa Caroleo, Sr., North Babylon, NY Softball Heather Schwartzburg, Sr, Mission Viejo, CA Men's Soccer Philip Surprise,Jr, Milwaukee, WI Women's Soccer Kyla Miles, Sr, Newtown, CT Men's Tennis James Kwei, Sr, Dedham, MA Women's Tennis Sarah Viebrock, Jr, Carmel, NY Volleyball Brittany Garrett, Sr, Ossining, NY Women's Rugby Krystin Orrico, Jr.Cranford, NJ Recreation/Fitness Steve Muller & Avery David Intramurals Mary Nelligan, Frankie DiSomma, Andrew Stubbs-Stroud Pep Band Matthew Porell, Jr, Southbury, CT Sideline Cheer Jaclyn Cassiere, Sr, Bethpage, NY Icecat Cheerbladers Tiffany Chuckta, Fr Shelton, CT Kickline Nicollette Kearney, Sr, Bellmore, NY Step to Perfection Nichole Fratangelo, So, Freehold, NJ Dance Fusion Christal Perez, Sr, Massapequa, NY Dance Company Samantha Litvak, Sr, Florham Park, NJ Katie Vashon Sports Info. Kevin Johnson, Sr, Bedford, MA Male Athletic Trainer Robert Roller, Sr, Shelton, CT Women's Athletic Trainer Robyn Murphy, Sr, Boxborough, MA Men's Strength & Conditioning Michael Glaicar, Sr, Kamloops, BC Women's Strength & Conditioning Kim Davis, Sr, Darien, CT Athletes of the Year Heather Schwartzburg, Softball Connor Jones, Men's Ice Hockey


Quinnipiac University Athletics • 2011-2012 Athletic Awards Program 2011-12 Quinnipiac Athletes of the Month August Danielle Allan Nils von der Heide

Field Hockey Men’s Soccer

October Megan McCreedy Jeremy Langlois

Field Hockey Men’s Ice Hockey

September Kimberly Cunniff Spencer Mannion November Kelly Babstock Ike Azotam December Victoria Vigilanti Ike Azotam January Felicia Barron Zack Currie February Kelly Babstock Matthew Peca March Sarah Allen Michael Sagl

Field Hockey Men’s Cross Country Women’s Ice Hockey Men’s Basketball Women’s Ice Hockey Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Men’s Ice Hockey

Women’s Ice Hockey Men’s Ice Hockey Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Lacrosse

April Alex Alba Softball Kyle Nisson Baseball

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