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Stadium Information Welcome to Joe Walton Stadium. The Robert Morris University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is here to serve your needs. Thank you for coming to the game. For Your Assistance … Seating: Event staff are posted throughout Joe Walton Stadium. Please see them for assistance. All seats, with exception of the VIP section, are general admission. Concessions: The refreshment stand is located in the plaza on the back side of Joe Walton Stadium. Handicapped Seating: Areas are designated at the top of the bleachers. See a member of the event staff for assistance.

Public Address: The public address announcer is located in the press box. Please report emergencies to a member of the event staff.

Ticket Information: To purchase single game or season tickets, please contact the RMU Athletic Ticket Office at (412) 3974949 or visit www.rmucolonials.com.

Smoking: This is a non-smoking facility. Smoking areas are designated on either end of the plaza located on the back side of Joe Walton Stadium.

For more information: For regular updates, statistics and information on each of RMU’s 23 intercollegiate sports, please log onto the official website for Robert Morris University athletics at www.rmucolonials.com.

Restrooms: Men’s and women’s restrooms are located in the portal of Joe Walton Stadium and behind the bleachers at the west end of the stadium.

Contents 1 Stadium Information 4 About Robert Morris University 7 Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., President 8 Craig Coleman, M.D., Director of Athletics 10 RMU Athletics 15 Joe Walton Stadium 16 The Northeast Conference 19 The Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup 20 Head Coach Joe Walton 24 Assistant Coaches 29 2012 Robert Morris Colonials 42 2012 RMU Team Picture

52 All-Time NEC Players of the Week 56 All-NEC Selections 58 NEC Year-by-Year Standings 60 All-Time Letterwinners 62 All-Time Uniform Numbers

2012 Schedule

64 RMU Year-by-Year Leaders 66 RMU Year-by-Year Results 72 RMU Athletic Hall of Fame

Sept. 1

@ North Dakota State

75 RMU Athletic Hall of Fame Members

Sept. 8

ALBANY * Noon

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Sept. 15 @ Dayton

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Sept. 29 LAFAYETTE #

6 p.m.

Oct. 6

@ Saint Francis *

Oct. 13

@ Bryant *

43 Today’s Game

82 Joe Walton Celebrity Golf Classic

44 Opponent Numerical Roster

84 RMU All-Sports Banquet

45 RMU Numerical Roster

86 Academic Success

46 RMU Insider

88 RMU Fight Song and Alma Mater

Oct. 27

@ Wagner *

89 The Tim Hall Memorial Scholarship

Nov. 3

DUQUESNE * $

Nov. 10

@ Sacred Heart *

48 RMU Football Record Book 50 Around the NEC 51 RMU 2012-13 Cheerleaders

91 Index of Advertisers

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Noon 1 p.m.

Oct. 20 CENTRAL CONN. STATE * % Noon 1 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Noon

Nov. 17 MONMOUTH * ! Noon Credits “Independence Day Magazine” is a publication of the Robert Morris University sports information office. The magazine was written and edited by Jim Duzyk with special assistance from Marty Galosi and Spencer Kowitz. Design and typography by Juris Silenieks of JR Graphics. Photos by Paul Berewsill, Jason Cohn, Tom Drost, Dave Hiteshue, Christopher Horner, Sylvan “Sly” Landers, Jim Schafer, Connie Karaffa and Peggy Shultheis. Printing done by Reed & Witting Co., Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Home games bold and all CAPS  * Northeast Conference game  |  # Homecoming  |  % Hall of Fame Day $ Military Appreciation Day/Canned Food Drive ! Senior, Youth Football and Cheerleader Day

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About Robert Morris University

Approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 47 states and 40 countries are enrolled at Robert Morris University, which is located in Moon Township approximately 20 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh.   Robert Morris University offers 60 undergraduate degree programs and 20 graduate degree programs in five academic schools: the School of Business, the School of Communications and Information Systems, the School of Education and Social Science, the School of Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.   RMU’s mission is to change our students’ lives so that they can go out and change the lives of others for the better. We do this through professional experiences, service learning, global experiences, undergraduate research, campus leadership, and cultural experiences. These activities are documented on RMU’s unique Student Engagement Transcript.   More than 100 clubs and organizations help students to develop leadership skills, network professionally and meet friends. Student organizations include varsity, club and intramural sports, sororities, fraternities and student government. RMU 4

has 23 NCAA Division I athletic programs, including football, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s hockey, and men’s and women’s lacrosse.  The university has 566 employees, which includes 200 full-time faculty members.

RMU FYI n Our Student Engagement Transcript

allows students to formally document their participation in activities including study abroad, community service, athletics, and student organizations. RMU is one of the few institutions nationwide to offer such an opportunity. n Overall enrollment at RMU has increased

11 percent since 2000. (4,984 in Fall 2011 vs. 4,501 in 2000) n The RMU School of Business is

accredited by AACSB International–The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Only 5 percent of business schools worldwide share this prestigious designation. n The university has a 95-percent

placement rate, with 8 percent of graduating seniors enrolling full-time in graduate schools, including elite institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University, and Johns Hopkins University.

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RMU BY THE NUMBERS

n The number of students living on

campus has risen 85 percent since 2000-01, from 900 to 1,669. n RMU was one of the first 10 universities

to be named a Center of Actuarial Excellence by the Society of Actuaries for its actuarial science program. Currently only 21 universities in North America have earned this designation. High school students who want to enter RMU’s program must score at least a 650 on the mathematics portion of the SAT. n RMU students spend time studying

abroad at a rate that is nearly five times the national average.

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n We offer the only four-year nuclear

medicine technology program in western Pennsylvania, as well as the region’s only bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering. n RMU had the first state board of

nursing-certified doctor of nursing practice program in Pennsylvania. n Eighty-two percent of RMU students

Founded: 1921 Location: Moon Township, Pa. Enrollment: 4,984 (3,921 undergraduate, 1,063 graduate) Student Population: 53% male,  47% female, from 47 states   and 40 nations Resident Students: 1,669 Full-time instructional faculty: 200 Total full-time employees: 566 Academic Schools: • School of Business   • School of Communications and Information Systems • School of Education and Social Sciences • School of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science • School of Nursing and Health Sciences Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division I Varsity Sports: 23 Nickname: Colonials Colors: Navy blue, white and red

complete at least one internship before they graduate, and most of them are paid. n RMU offers the only ABET-accredited

bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering in western Pennsylvania.

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Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D. President of Robert Morris University Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., has been president of Robert Morris University since 2005. Taking the reins of the university during a period of unparalleled growth, Dell’Omo quickly developed a clear vision for RMU as a place that provides transformational experiences for students through engaged learning. The university articulated this vision in its 2007 strategic plan, which spelled out RMU’s core values: For more than 90 years, RMU has delivered academic excellence with a professional focus. Today, we emphasize engaged learning  and promote a global perspective. Above all, we believe that individuals matter. Because of all this, RMU is changing lives. These values are reflected in the university’s increased emphasis during Dell’Omo’s presidency on internationalism in student experiences, faculty research, and academic programs. A commitment to academic excellence is seen in major accreditations earned by RMU over the past six years, including AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; the Teacher Education Accreditation Council; the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education; reaccreditations for engineering and computer science by ABET; and reaccreditation of the university at large by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The university’s actuarial science program was one of the original 10 Centers of Actuarial Excellence, designated by the Society of Actuaries.   During Dell’Omo’s tenure, Robert Morris’ endowment has grown from $16 million

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to $26 million. The university recently concluded a $40 million fundraising campaign, the largest in its history. Gifts include $5 million from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and $900,000 from The Heinz Endowments to launch the RMU Research Center on Black Male Educational Student Success.   Other achievements include creation of the Student Engagement Program and Transcript, and an increase in the number of RMU students studying abroad, as well as in the number of international students studying at RMU. Under Dell’Omo, the university added several degree programs and expanded its honors program. RMU also has experienced tremendous enrollment growth: a 38-percent increase in freshman enrollment and a 3.7-percent increase in graduate enrollment since 2006. Nearly 60 percent of students now live on campus.

  Dell’Omo has overseen a transformation of RMU’s 230-acre campus, part of a 20year master plan developed in conjunction with the strategic plan. Highlights include the construction of new buildings for the School of Business and School of Communications and Information Systems; apartment-style residence halls; a nursing simulation laboratory; and renovated dining, athletic, and recreational facilities.   Dell’Omo sits on the boards of the Magee-Women’s Hospital Foundation, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania. He is secretary/treasurer of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania and chairman of the Presidents’ Council of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education. He is also chair of the Finance Committee of the Pennsylvania Campus Compact and a member of the major gifts committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. He is chairman of the Northeast Conference Presidents’ Council and previously represented the Northeast Conference on the NCAA DI Board of Directors. He is a member of the NCAA’s Presidents’ Advisory Group and the Football Championship Subdivision CEO Group.   Dell’Omo holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Montclair State University, a master’s degree in industrial relations from Rutgers, and a Ph.D. in industrial relations/human resource management from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He held previous academic positions at Canisius College and Saint Joseph’s University, where he was dean of the Haub School of Business and then vice president for external affairs.

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Craig Coleman M.D. Director of Athletics At the forefront of RMU’s golden age of intercollegiate athletics is Craig Coleman, M.D., who is in his eighth academic year as Director of Athletics at Robert Morris in 2012-13. He was named to the position Feb. 15, 2005.   Led by Coleman’s guidance, the RMU department of athletics has continued to progress on both a regional and national level.   Robert Morris continued its successful run in 2011-12, as the women’s ice hockey squad captured its first College Hockey America (CHA) Tournament championship, while both the men’s lacrosse and softball teams claimed Northeast Conference (NEC) regular-season championships.   Also in 2011-12, the men’s basketball team tied a school record for victories (26) and appeared in its fourth straight NEC Tournament championship game. The men’s basketball squad was one of six programs that either tied or established a new school record for victories in 2011-12.   Away from competition, the department of athletics continued to excel in the classroom with Coleman at the helm.   A total of 20 of RMU’s 23 athletics programs finished with team GPA’s of 3.0 or higher in 2011-12, with women’s cross country (3.785), women’s indoor and outdoor track & field (3.545), women’s volleyball (3.655), softball (3.650), women’s lacrosse (3.380) and men’s lacrosse (3.140) posting the highest team GPA’s of any institution in the Northeast Conference.   Those seven sports helped bolster RMU in earning the 2012 NEC Institutional Academic Award for the first time in school history. Student-athletes that compete in 20 NEC sponsored sports combined to post a 3.279 GPA during the 2011-12 academic year to establish a new league record.   Robert Morris also had five studentathletes named the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport in 201112, while a pair from both the women’s 8

and men’s ice hockey squads were tabbed CHA Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) ScholarAthlete of the Year, respectively.   The success for the Colonials in 201112 is just part of a period of unparalleled growth for the department of athletics under Coleman’s leadership.   In 2010, the RMU football team earned the NEC’s inaugural bid to the NCAA Football Championships Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs, the 12th straight year a program from Robert Morris earned an automatic bid in an NCAA Tournament.   In the summer of 2010, Coleman was instrumental in helping to attract the 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I Frozen Four to the city of Pittsburgh, which will be played at the CONSOL Energy Center, the new home of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). The 2013 NCAA Frozen Four will mark the first time in NCAA history a national championship in a major team sport will be decided in Pittsburgh.   The winning bid for the NCAA Frozen Four in 2013 came on the heels of a 2010 spring season in which the Robert

Morris men’s basketball team made its second straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament, becoming a household name after almost pulling off an upset of Big East foe Villanova in the first round.   In addition, the Robert Morris women’s basketball squad made its inaugural appearance in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), while the men’s lacrosse program, in just its sixth year of existence, earned its first national ranking by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA).   In his first year as director of athletics in 2005-06, Robert Morris placed a total of nine student-athletes covering six sports on the ESPN The Magazine District II Academic All-America District II Team, the most in school history.   Coleman has also overseen the development of a new Robert Morris athletics logo and mascot as well as the launching of the official website for RMU athletics at www.rmucolonials.com.   Nine head coaches have been hired by Coleman, including a pair of men’s basketball head coaches in Mike Rice and Andrew Toole. Also hired by Coleman are Midge McPhail (women’s rowing), Jeff Layman (men’s and women’s tennis), Olivia Netzler (field hockey), Dale Starr (volleyball), Paul Colontino (women’s ice hockey), Drew McMinn (men’s lacrosse) and John Banaszak (coach-in-waiting for football).   All the while, Coleman has built a winning softball program at Robert Morris over the past 22 years. During that period, RMU has won six Northeast Conference regular-season championships and six NEC Tournament titles.   In 2012, Coleman led the softball program to its sixth NEC regular-season title with a record of 15-5 (.750). Overall the Colonials posted a record of 35-22 (.614), establishing a new school record for wins, as freshman Nicole Sleith was tabbed both the NEC Pitcher of the Year and the Robert Morris University


NEC Rookie of the Year.   In 2005, Robert Morris finished with a record of 17-3 (.850) in league play to claim the NEC regular-season championship, followed by a perfect 3-0 record in the NEC Tournament to claim its sixth title and earn its first bid to the NCAA Tournament.   Prior to his arrival as head coach in 1991, the Colonials posted just 19 victories in the previous three seasons. During his 22 years as head coach, the Colonials have posted an overall record of 552-481-4 (.534), including a record of 241-94-2 (.718) against NEC foes.   In his first four years as head coach, Coleman guided the Colonials to an overall record of 119-62 (.657) and four conference championships. In 1994, Robert Morris received its first national ranking in school history, regardless of sport, when the Colonials were ranked as high as No. 23 in the USA Today / National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) poll.   Coleman’s success as head softball coach has come not only on the field, but in the classroom, as well. His players include

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15 Capital One District II Academic AllAmericans, five NEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year for softball and numerous NEC All-Academic Honor Roll selections.   In the spring of 2011, former Colonial Annie Dubovec (2008-2011) became the first female student-athlete in Robert Morris history to be named to the Capital One Academic All-America First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).   In 2009, Robert Morris achieved the highest cumulative team grade point average among all Division I softball programs according to the NFCA, finishing with a 3.610 grade point average. It marked the second time on Coleman’s watch Robert Morris finished in the top five, as in 2000 the Colonials finished second with a 3.409 team grade point average, behind only Louisiana Tech (3.571).   Prior to being hired as RMU’s Director of Athletics, Coleman worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine from 1988

to 2005. He served as the Medical Director of several impatient units, residential treatment facilities and partial hospital programs at UPMC.   Coleman earned his medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University School of Medicine in Hershey in 1983. In 1979, he earned an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.   A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Coleman will serve his fourth season on the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) committee in 2012-13. As chair of the East Region, Coleman helps select the playoff bracket each year.

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RMU Athletics From its fertile beginning as a men’s basketball junior college powerhouse to one of the most diverse athletic programs in the tri-state area, intercollegiate athletics and success at Robert Morris University go hand-in-hand.   Since moving to Division I with its men’s basketball program in 1976-77, Robert Morris has witnessed its intercollegiate athletics program grow to 23 sports, including the only men’s and women’s Division I ice hockey squads and Division I men’s lacrosse team in the Pittsburgh region.   Over the last 36 years, the Colonials have claimed 36 Northeast Conference regular-season championships and 38 league tournament titles among 23 sports. A total of 12 of RMU’s intercollegiate athletic programs have earned at least one NEC Tournament championship, with men’s basketball and volleyball leading the way with seven each.   The RMU men’s basketball program has also claimed nine regular-season championships, while football, softball and volleyball each own six.   The 2011-12 academic year saw the Colonials continue to rank near the top of their respective

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conferences, as the women’s ice hockey team claimed its first College Hockey America (CHA) Tournament championship thanks to a 3-2 victory over Mercyhurst in the championship game at the RMU Island Sports Center. The

victory snapped a streak of nine straight CHA Tournament titles by the Lakers.   The RMU softball team claimed its second straight, and sixth overall, NEC regular-season championship by posting a record of 15-5 (.750) against league foes and also established a school record for victories (35), while the men’s lacrosse squad finished a perfect 5-0 in the NEC to claim its first regular-season title.   A total of six programs at Robert Morris either tied or established a new school record for victories in 2011-12, including men’s basketball, which finished 26-11 (.703) overall, appeared in its fourth straight NEC Tournament championship game and made its inaugural appearance in the CollegeInsider. com Postseason Tournament (CIT), the fourth postseason appearance in the last five years. The Colonials advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIT thanks to road victories at Indiana State and Toledo, their first wins in a national postseason tournament since 1983.   The exploits of the intercollegiate athletic program in 2011-12 has continued a trend that Robert Morris has established since its move to Division I three and-a-half decades ago.

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  Since 1982, Robert Morris has sent 19 teams to the NCAA Tournament. Men’s basketball has made an NEC record seven appearances, while volleyball has participated in five. The Colonial men’s basketball program qualified for the NCAA Tournament in 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2009 and 2010, while volleyball made five straight appearances from 1999 to 2003.   The RMU men’s soccer team has also appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times (1993, 1994 and 2005), while women’s basketball has earned a pair of automatic bids (2007, 2008) and softball (2005) and football (2010) one each.   Other programs to have claimed an NEC Tournament championship during that span include two in both men’s cross country (1986, 1987) and men’s golf (1995, 1996) and one each in women’s tennis (1996), men’s indoor track & field (2000), women’s indoor track & field (2000) and men’s outdoor track & field (2000).   In addition, former student-athlete Stephanie Kuhn (2003-07) of the women’s track & field squad became the first student-athlete in school history to qualify for the NCAA Championships when she qualified in the javelin in outdoor track & field as both a freshman (2004) and a senior (2007).   In the spring of 2011, former men’s golfer C.G. Mercatoris (2007-11) became the first studentathlete in school history to take part in the NCAA Tournament, finishing 31st individually at the NCAA Colorado Regional. The 2011 NEC Golfer of the Year, Mercatoris claimed the individual title at the 2011 NEC Championships to claim a spot in the NCAA Tournament.   The trend of success by Colonial athletics should come as no surprise.   The Robert Morris football team finished its 2000 season a perfect 10-0, the first perfect campaign for any sport at RMU. In the process, the team won its second straight NCAA I-AA Mid-Major National Championship, according to 2012 Colonial Football

Don Hansen’s National Football Weekly Gazette. The program moved into its own on-campus football stadium, named Joe Walton Stadium in honor of the program’s only head coach, in 2005.   The women’s rowing team claimed two straight national championships in the varsity four classification at the prestigious Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, Pa., in 2000 and 2001.   Five teams achieved national rankings during the 1990s, with the 1994 softball team reaching No. 23, the 1994 men’s soccer team peaking at No. 16, the 1996 football squad finishing second in the NCAA I-AA non-scholarship ranks, the 1997 football team placing third and the 1999 football squad finishing No. 1.   Robert Morris University has also had several student-athletes continue their athletic career in the professional ranks. The late Tim Hall (199495) was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 1996 National Football League (NFL) Draft as a running back. In 2001, former offensive lineman Hank Fraley (1996-1999) became the starting center for the Philadelphia Eagles after being signed to the practice squad during the 2000 season. Fraley was a 10-year veteran of the NFL with the Eagles, Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams.   Men’s soccer player Musa Shannon (1990-94) was drafted by the Tampa Bay Mutiny of Major League Soccer (MLS) as the 28th overall pick in the 1997 MLS College Draft. Shannon is one of 21 former Colonials that have played professional soccer after their career at Robert Morris, including Rhian Dodds (1998-2002), who played for Kilmarnock Football Club of the Scottish Premier League.   In addition to former RMU student-athletes playing in the professional ranks, inaugural women’s ice hockey goaltender Brianne McLaughlin (2005-09), who finished her career as the NCAA all-time saves leader, earned a silver medal at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, British Columbia.   Athletes are not the only ties that RMU athletics has to the professional ranks. Head football coach Joe Walton came to the Colonials after 35 years of experience in the NFL, including seven years as the head coach of the New York Jets.   Alongside Walton is another former NFL alum in John Banaszak, who has served as the program’s assistant head coach since 2008 and will succeed Walton after he retires after the 2013 campaign. Banaszak was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers when the team won Super Bowls X, XIII and XIV. Banaszak replaced former assistant head coach Dan Radakovich, who spent

48 years in the coaching profession in both the college and NFL ranks, including 13 at Robert Morris, before retiring.   Former Colonial men’s soccer head coach John Kowalski also served as the head coach for the Pittsburgh Spirit of the Major Indoor Soccer League, the Tampa Bay Mutiny of MLS and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the A-League. He has come full circle, as he is in his 12th season as head coach of the Colonial women’s team, a program that began in 1992. RMU’S NEC REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS (36)

Men’s Basketball – 1982, 1983, 1984, 1989, 1990,   1992, 2008, 2009, 2010 Women’s Basketball – 2007, 2008, 2010 Football – 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2010 Men’s Lacrosse – 2012 Men’s Soccer – 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001 Softball – 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2011, 2012 Volleyball – 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008 RMU’S TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS (38)

Men’s Basketball – 1982, 1983, 1989, 1990, 1992,   2009, 2010 Women’s Basketball – 1988, 1991, 2007, 2008 Men’s Cross Country – 1986, 1987 Men’s Golf – 1995, 1996 Women’s Ice Hockey – 2012 * Men’s Soccer – 1993, 1994, 2005 Softball – 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1998, 2005 Women’s Tennis – 1996 Men’s Indoor Track & Field – 1999, 2000 Women’s Indoor Track & Field – 1998, 2000 Men’s Outdoor Track & Field – 2000 Volleyball – 1992, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 Note: All regular season and tournament championships were claimed in the Northeast Conference (NEC) unless otherwise noted. * College Hockey America (CHA) championship

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RMU’S 2011-2012 ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS Conference Legend

NEC – Northeast Conference  |  AHA – Atlantic Hockey Association  |  CHA – College Hockey America

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE (NEC) — Men’s Basketball — Velton Jones – All-NEC First Team Lucky Jones – All-NEC Rookie Team Velton Jones – All-NEC Tournament Team Coron Williams – All-NEC Tournament Team — Women’s Basketball — Artemis Spanou – All-NEC First Team

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MAJOR AWARDS — Men’s Cross Country — Tip Worob – 2011 NEC Freshman of the Year — Women’s Cross Country — Marissa Polk – 2011 NEC Freshman of the Year — Men’s Ice Hockey — Nick Chiavetta – 2012 AHA Best Defensive Forward — Women’s Ice Hockey — Kristen DiCiocco – 2012 CHA Regular-Season Goaltending Trophy Kristen DiCiocco – 2012 CHA Tournament MVP Rebecca Vint – 2012 CHA Rookie of the Year Paul Colontino – 2012 CHA Coach of the Year — Men’s Lacrosse — Kiel Matisz – 2012 NEC Player of the Year Kiel Matisz – 2012 NEC Offensive Player of the Year Drew McMinn – 2012 NEC Coach of the Year — Softball — Nicole Sleith – 2012 NEC Pitcher of the Year Nicole Sleith – 2012 NEC Rookie of the Year Samantha Santillo – 2012 NEC Golden Glove Award Robert Morris – 2012 NEC Coaching Staff of the Year

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— Men’s Cross Country — Tip Worob – All-NEC — Field Hockey — Jamie Hartley – All-NEC Second Team Michelle Lewthwaite – All-NEC Second Team Erin McKenzie – All-NEC Second Team — Football — Nolan Nearhoof – All-NEC First Team Brad Rodgers – All-NEC First Team Cameron Chadwick – All-NEC Second Team Anthony Coleman – All-NEC Second Team Shadrae King – All-NEC Second Team Logan Miles – All-NEC Second Team — Men’s Golf — Brandon Pompeani – All-NEC First Team — Men’s Lacrosse — Kyle Buchanan – All-NEC First Team Jake Hayes – All-NEC First Team Kiel Matisz – All-NEC First Team Casey Abbott – All-NEC Second Team Kevin Brownell – All-NEC Second Team Mike Grosz – All-NEC Second Team Ben Lewis – All-NEC Second Team Dave Morton – All-NEC Second Team Matt Bukovac – All-NEC Rookie Team Luc Magnan – All-NEC Rookie Team — Women’s Lacrosse — Colleen O’Donnell – All-NEC First Team Talia Waskowicz – All-NEC Second Team Erin Mossop – All-NEC Rookie Team — Women’s Soccer — Brianna Bell – All-NEC Second Team Ayana Davis – All-NEC Second Team Haley Vincent – All-NEC Rookie Team

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— Men’s Tennis — Andre Coiro – All-NEC Second Team — Women’s Indoor Track & Field — Casey Folga – All-NEC First Team (pole vault) * Marissa Polk – All-NEC Rookie Team (mile) Aubree Ray – All-NEC Rookie Team (weight throw) Michelle Schiewe – All-NEC Rookie Team (5,000-meter) Tara Van Schie – All-NEC Rookie Team (shot put) * NEC Champion

— Men’s Outdoor Track & Field — Chris Carper – All-NEC Second Team (javelin) Collin Ray – All-NEC Second Team (discus) Shane Witmyer – All-NEC Rookie Team (long jump) — Women’s Outdoor Track & Field — Bethany Ledford – All-NEC First Team (pole vault) * Aubree Ray – All-NEC First Team (discus) * Casey Folga – All-NEC Second Team (pole vault) Rachael Kotula – All-NEC Second Team (javelin) Bethany Ledford – All-NEC Rookie Team (pole vault) Marissa Polk – All-NEC Rookie Team (1,500-meter) Aubree Ray – All-NEC Rookie Team (shot put, discus) Alexandra Zielinski – All-NEC Rookie Team (3,000-meter steeplechase) * NEC Champion

— Volleyball — Hannah Veith – All-NEC First Team Lindsey Monger – All-NEC Second Team

ATLANTIC HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (AHA) — Men’s Ice Hockey — Cody Crichton – All-AHA Second Team Tyson Wilson – All-AHA Rookie Team

COLLEGE HOCKEY AMERICA (CHA) — Women’s Ice Hockey — Kristen DiCiocco – All-CHA First Team Rebecca Vint – All-CHA First Team Thea Imbrogno – All-CHA Second Team Rebecca Vint – All-CHA Rookie Team Kristen DiCiocco – All-CHA Tournament Team Brianna Delaney – All-CHA Tournament Team Kathryn Stack – All-CHA Tournament Team

— Softball — Nicole Sleith – All-NEC First Team Samantha Santillo – All-NEC Second Team Jaci Timko – All-NEC Second Team

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After 11 years of playing its football games less than a mile up the street at Moon Stadium, Robert Morris University opened Joe Walton Stadium in 2005, the first oncampus football field named in honor of the only head coach the program has ever known.   The Colonials hosted Butler in the inaugural game at Joe Walton Stadium Sept. 17, 2005, in front of a standingroom-only crowd of 3,516, defeating the Bulldogs, 49-13. The 49 points scored by Robert Morris are the most ever scored by the program in a home opener.   Robert Morris cruised in the contest, scoring five touchdowns in the first half in building a 35-0 halftime lead. Four different Colonials scored touchdowns on the afternoon, including a five-yard touchdown catch by former tight end Jeremy Wise. That reception was the only catch in his four-year career.   Built over the course of 13 months and at a cost of $10 million by Mosites Construction Company, Joe Walton Stadium owns a capacity of 3,000 and features a 36,000-square-foot athletic administration building that holds office space for the football coaching staff, athletic administration and Olympic sport coaches. Also included in the building is

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a state-of-the-art weight room, equipment room, two locker rooms, three classrooms, lobby, press box and President’s box.

  The Joe Walton Stadium field covers 97,000 square feet, with the surface field turf. The turf consists of sand, rubber and film polyethylene grass-like fabric with secondary backing of high polyurethane. The field is lined for both football and soccer and also hosts field hockey and lacrosse games. The scoreboard for the stadium was provided by Institutional Specialties, a distributor of Daktronics, located in Pittsburgh, Pa.   The music and public address system was provided by Hollowood Music and Sound in McKees Rocks, Pa., and Joe Walton Stadium also includes a portal and plaza. The portal includes 160 pavers to recognize donors to the campaign to raise funds for Joe Walton Stadium, while the plaza includes three kiosks, one each for tickets, concessions and the Barnes & Noble bookstore.

The following occurred during the first football game at Joe Walton Stadium

Captains: OL Clifton Jean-Jacques (O), LB James Noel (D), WR Rob Meyer (ST) Pass Completion: Drew Geyer seven-yard completion to Devin Wilson Touchdown: Wilson on a four-yard rush to the left (10:28 left in 1st quarter) Touchdown Pass: Geyer 56 yards to Tyjuan Massey (3:04 left in 1st quarter) Fumble Recovery: DL Jason Forrest with 4:08 to go in the third quarter Penalty: Personal foul with 10:28 to go in the first quarter Victory: 49-13 vs. Butler Joe Walton Stadium Records

Rushing

Attempts: 49 – Justise Hairston, Central Conn. State (10/14/06)

Yards: 256 – Justise Hairston, Central Conn. State (10/14/06) Touchdowns: 4 – Dominique Williams, Wagner (11/12/11) Receiving

Receptions: 10 – Tyjuan Massey, RMU (11/12/05) 10 – Sherrod Evers, RMU (9/6/08)

Yards: 272 – Tyjuan Massey, RMU (11/12/05) Touchdowns: 4 – Tyjuan Massey, RMU (10/29/05) 4 – Lynell Suggs, Stony Brook (10/29/05) Passing

Completions: 23 – Josh Dudash, Stony Brook (10/29/05)

Yards: 411 – Josh Dudash, Stony Brook (10/29/05)

Touchdown Passes: 5 – Josh Dudash, Stony Brook (10/29/05) 5 – Drew Geyer, RMU (10/29/05)

Tackles

19 – Alex DiMichele, RMU (9/13/08)

Note: Players bold still active.

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The Northeast Conference History The Northeast Conference (NEC) heads into its 32nd year as an NCAA Division I athletic conference in 2012-13 with great anticipation and high expectations. Under the leadership of Noreen Morris, the NEC will set in motion a number of key initiatives as part of its new Strategic Plan to usher in a new era of growth and achievement in the Conference.   The NEC and its member institutions are committed to providing opportunities for studentathletes to achieve their fullest potential both in athletic competition and in the classroom. Likewise, the Conference continually strives to be an NCAA Division I leader for student-athlete achievement, academic excellence, integrity, sportsmanship, equity and diversity, community partnership and national engagement.   When the Northeast Conference (NEC) was first established as the ECAC-Metro Conference back in 1981, the league’s founders had one goal in mind: to create a competitive NCAA Division I men’s basketball conference for unaffiliated schools on the Eastern seaboard. A single-sport entity at its inception, the NEC has grown far beyond expectations over the past three decades, having transformed itself into a burgeoning 12-member, 23-sport conference.   The remarkable success story of the conference began to unfold in 1985, when the league began sponsoring additional sports. Three years later, a change of name was in order and the Northeast Conference as we know it today was born. With membership and sport sponsorship continuing to grow over the years, the NEC now enjoys qualification or play-in access to 15 different NCAA Championships (baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball).   Though the NEC has featured various incarnations since its inception, charter members Fairleigh Dickinson, LIU Brooklyn, Robert Morris, St. Francis (N.Y.), Saint Francis (Pa.) and Wagner remain part of the current 12-school alignment. They are joined by Monmouth (admitted in 1985), Mount St. Mary’s (1989), Central Connecticut State (1997), Quinnipiac (1998), Sacred Heart (1999) and Bryant (2012), now an official member of the conference following a five-year NCAA reclassification. The NEC’s six-state geographic footprint includes access to such major media markets as New York City,

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Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Hartford and Providence.   NEC member institutions now compete in 23 championship sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s bowling, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball.

NEC New Media/Television The NEC has embraced new media to convey its message to a growing fan base. With the support of league Presidents and administrators, the Conference will launch NEC Front Row and a companion mobile app at the start of the 2012-13 season. The multimedia initiative will serve as a vehicle for the NEC to present a unified, branded message, while at the same time showcasing three key components of University life at each member institution: athletics, academics and work in the community. Every NEC basketball and football game, a slate of NEC championships and hundreds of other live events will air at no charge on the Front Row portal. Each institution will have its own co-branded page on the site, where fans will be able to access live events, highlights, coaches shows and other on-demand content.   The Conference has attracted a loyal following in recent years on its Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, and the NEC Overtime! blog continues to grow in popularity. The NEC relaunched its official website in 2011-12 with a brand new interface and slew of new components. The league also provides its fans with weekly NEC Notebook spots (that also air on Sports Radio 66 WFAN in New York City and SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh) during football and basketball season.   Over the last five years, the NEC has regionally televised over 125 basketball and football games, as the league’s coverage area has expanded to over 50 million homes. Along with flagship station MSG Network, other regional television partners include Root Sports-Pittsburgh, MASN and Cox Sports. The NEC has also partnered with ESPNU, ESPN3 and Fox College Sports to bring games to a national audience. In 2012, ESPN2 broadcast the NEC men’s basketball championship game for the 25th straight year, while ESPNU carried the women’s championship for the fifth year in a row.

Academic Success The Northeast Conference’s commitment to academic excellence led to national recognition for both individual student-athletes and the league’s member institutions as a whole in 2011-12.   Overall, the NEC’s 4,800+ student-athletes averaged a record-high 3.163 GPA for the 201112 academic year and 11 of the league’s 12 core member institutions finished with at least a 3.0 GPA. More than half of the league’s student-athletes were named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll and a record 561 earned a spot on the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll with GPAs of 3.75 or higher. Likewise, three NEC student-athletes were tabbed Capital One Academic All-Americans.   Additionally, the NCAA honored 40 NEC teams with public recognition awards for exceptional academic performance with respect to their latest Academic Progress Rate scores. The 40 teams earning Public Recognition established a new league record. NEC institutions also ranked among the nation’s elite in Graduation Success Rate (GSR) figures released by the NCAA with 50 teams achieving a perfect 100 percent GSR in their respective sports and over 40 percent earning a GSR of over 90 percent. Student-athletes at Robert Morris posted an NEC all-time high 3.28 GPA to win the 2011-12 NEC Institutional Academic Award.

Athletic Achievement The NEC sent representatives to NCAA Championship events in 14 different team sports in 2011-12, while NEC student-athletes individually qualified to compete for an NCAA title in men’s golf, men’s indoor and outdoor track and field, and women’s indoor track and field. Individually, 13 NEC student-athletes earned All-America honors in their respective sports.   For the first time ever, the NEC sported three men’s basketball teams (LIU, Robert Morris and Wagner) with 25+ wins, and for the second time in league history sent three teams to the postseason. Top-seeded LIU Brooklyn won its second straight NEC men’s basketball title with an 90-73 win over Robert Morris before a sellout crowd at the WRAC and nationwide audience on ESPN2. The Blackbirds have now won a league-record 52 games over the last two seasons and have posted a remarkable 32-4 record in NEC play over that span.   NEC women’s basketball reached an all-time high with a conference RPI ranking of 15 and also sent three teams to the postseason. Sacred Heart won its third NEC women’s basketball championship Robert Morris University


in the last seven years with a 58-48 triumph over Monmouth. The Pioneers have now posted at least 18 victories and won at least 12 NEC games in each of the last 11 seasons.   Two-time NCAA women’s bowling champion Fairleigh Dickinson nearly added a third title to its trophy case, coming up just short against UMES in the national championship match. FDU has now advanced to the national semifinals eight times in the last ten years. FDU was joined in the NCAA field by NEC champion Sacred Heart.   The NEC continued to earn national acclaim in men’s soccer. Monmouth ranked as high as 18th in the country in the NSCAA Top-25 poll, won its seventh consecutive NEC regular season title and third straight NEC Tournament crown. Behind NSCAA All-American RJ Allen, the Hawks slipped past visiting Stony Brook in penalty kicks to advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the second time in school history.   Albany football ranked 23rd in the final FCS Coaches’ poll and finished just out of the top-25 in the final Sports Network poll. The Great Danes, who claimed the NEC’s automatic bid to the FCS playoffs after sharing the regular season title with Duquesne, came up just short against Stony Brook in a thrilling NCAA first round matchup. Bryant running back Jordan Brown, Monmouth defensive back Jose Gumbs and Duquesne safety Serge Kona were all named FCS All-Americans. Brown, the leading rusher in the nation, was also a finalist for the Walter Payton award, which recognizes the top FCS running back in the country.   The Quinnipiac women’s cross country program maintained its dominance with a seventh straight NEC championship last fall. It marks the longest active title streak in the conference and is tied for the longest streak in league annals (Mount St. Mary’s women’s tennis, 1989-95). Monmouth earned a sweep at the NEC outdoor track & field championships for the fourth consecutive year and sixth time in school history, while CCSU men’s cross country and Saint Francis (PA) women’s swimming have won three NEC titles in a row.   In just its second year as a sponsored NEC sport, men’s lacrosse began to make noise on the national scene. NEC tournament champion Bryant and NEC regular season champion Robert Morris were both nationally ranked, and Colonial standout Kiel Matisz was named a USILA third team All-American.   Chosen in the supplemental first round by the Boston Red Sox, Monmouth righthander Pat Light became the highest MLB Draft pick in league history. Light, with a fastball in the mid-90s, was taken with the 37th pick overall. He was also tabbed to the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger All-America third team.   LIU Brooklyn’s Jessie Gaines (triple jump), CCSU’s 2012 Colonial Football

Northeast Conference Football All-Time Records School Since Joining NEC

Pct. vs. NEC

Pct.

Albany

88-56

.611

71-23

.755

Central Connecticut State

87-82

.515

59-48

.551

Duquesne

22-21

.512

16-15

.516

Monmouth

93-76

.550

65-42

.607

Robert Morris

93-74

.534

68-39

.636

Sacred Heart

72-77

.483

42-58

.420

Saint Francis

27-143

.159

13-94

.121

Wagner

86-84

.506

50-58

.463

Aaron Radden (200 meters) and Sacred Heart’s Bertony Jean-Louis (60 meter hurdles) were all named USTFCCCA second team All-Americans for their performances at the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Mount’s Tom FitzSimons (decathlon) earned second team All-American status at the outdoor meet.   The NEC announced its second Hall of Fame class last December. The three-member class featured longtime FDU men’s basketball coach Tom Green, former Saint Francis (PA) women’s basketball standout Beth Swink and two-time NEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Rik Smits.   Sacred Heart took home its fifth straight Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup, tying UMBC’s record for most consecutive Cup wins. The Pioneers also claimed a sixth straight Joan Martin Women’s Commissioner’s Cup. Monmouth won the Men’s Cup for the 11th time in the last 15 years.

On Campus/Commitment to Sportsmanship/In The Community The NEC welcomed the class of 2015 to campus last fall as part of its annual outreach program designed to raise awareness of the league and its member institutions. Over 10,000 freshman students were introduced to the Conference with a promotional gift bag and informative NEC Fan Guide.   The NEC continued its participation in the NCAA’s Respect Campaign, an effort to promote an environment of respect and integrity at Conference events. The NEC Team Sportsmanship Award program recognized those teams and student-athletes who adhere to the principles of sportsmanship and pursue victory with honor. Saint Francis (Pa.) finished the year with a leaguehigh five NEC Team Sportsmanship awards. The Red Flash have led the NEC in sportsmanship honors in each of the four years since the program was instituted in 2008-09.   The NEC, its member institutions and studentathletes have made community involvement an

important piece of its mission. In 2011-12, the NEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee made its annual visit to the Cancer Recovery Foundation in Hershey, PA. The SAAC also participated in a “Penny Wars” fundraiser for a third straight year that resulted in a significant donation to the Foundation. To assist in raising breast cancer awareness, NEC women’s volleyball teams supported “Dig Pink” and women’s basketball teams participated in the WBCA’s “Pink Zone” promotion.   For the second straight year, Sacred Heart was awarded the NEC Building Communities award. The award recognizes the institution which demonstrates the highest dedication to making an impact in the community through the efforts of its student-athletes, coaches and administrators. Over the course of the 2011-12 academic year, Sacred Heart donated 6,625 hours of community service. In total, Conference members logged over 26,000 hours of community service.

Evolving and Expanding In recent years, the NEC has taken aim at elevating the brand awareness of the league, elevating the caliber of its championship events and enhancing the opportunities and experiences for studentathletes that compete in the Conference.   The NEC has raised its commitment to basketball through a host of strategic initiatives. most notably via a Brand and Basketball Enhancement fund, revised scheduling parameters and the implementation of LED signage at all arenas beginning in Fall ‘12. The NEC has also provided each institution with a basketball marketing grant in an effort to enhance attendance growth on a leaguewide basis.   Through the launch of NEC Front Row, the Conference has set its signs on maximizing exposure of league institutions and sports, and improving the in-game fan experience with a host of social media tie-ins. 17


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The Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup The NEC Commissioner’s Cup was instituted during the 198687 season with LIU Brooklyn winning the inaugural award. Fairleigh Dickinson and Monmouth lead all NEC schools with six Cups to their credit. Cup points are awarded in each NEC sponsored sport. For men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, women’s volleyball, football, softball, field hockey, women’s lacrosse and baseball, the final regular season standings are used to determine Cup points. In all other sports, points are awarded based on the finish at NEC Championship events. In June of 2009, the NEC Commissioner’s Cup was renamed in honor of former commissioner Brenda Weare, who passed away after a courageous battle with synovial cell sarcoma, a rare form of cancer.

Jake Hayes

Ayana Davis

2011-12 Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup

2011-12 NEC Commissioner’s Cup

2011-12 Joan Martin Commissioner’s Cup

Overall Standings

Men’s Standings

Women’s Standings

1. Sacred Heart.................................... 230.03 2. Monmouth....................................... 223.70 3. Saint Francis (Pa.)........................... 177.84 4. LIU Brooklyn................................... 176.57 5. Robert Morris................................. 170.15 6. Central Connecticut...................... 169.76 7. Quinnipiac....................................... 154.40 8. Mount St. Mary’s............................ 153.04 9. Fairleigh Dickinson........................ 137.15 10. Bryant............................................... 125.10 11. Wagner............................................. 118.98 12. St. Francis (NY)............................... 83.16

1. Monmouth....................................... 102.52 2. Sacred Heart.................................... 89.76 3. Central Conn. State........................ 83.85 4. Mount St. Mary’s............................ 80.17 5. Robert Morris................................. 71.26 6. LIU Brooklyn................................... 65.27 7. Saint Francis (Pa.)........................... 60.86 8. Quinnipiac....................................... 59.75 9. Wagner............................................. 59.04 10. Fairleigh Dickinson........................ 58.92 11. Bryant............................................... 56.80 12. St. Francis (N.Y.)............................. 47.27

1. Sacred Heart.................................... 140.27 2. Monmouth....................................... 121.18 3. Saint Francis (Pa.)........................... 116.98 4. LIU Brooklyn................................... 111.30 5. Robert Morris................................. 98.89 6. Quinnipiac....................................... 94.65 7. Central Conn. State........................ 85.91 8. Fairleigh Dickinson........................ 78.23 9. Mount St. Mary’s............................ 72.87 10. Bryant............................................... 68.30 11. Wagner............................................. 59.94 12. St. Francis (N.Y.)............................. 35.89

2011-12 Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup Final Standings Sport Field Hockey Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country Women’s Soccer Men’s Soccer Women’s Volleyball Football Women’s Swimming Men’s Indoor Track Women’s Indoor Track Women’s Bowling Men’s Basketball Women’s Basketball Women’s Golf Men’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Men’s Golf Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Outdoor Track Women’s Outdoor Track Men’s Lacrosse Softball Baseball Total Men Women

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BU CCSU FDU LIU MON MSM QUIN RMU SHU SFNY SFPA WAG 5.36 ---- ---- ---- 12.43 ---- 10.86 5.36 8.50 ---- 8.50 ---5.00 14.00 3.00 4.00 11.50 11.50 9.00 10.00 7.00 6.00 13.00 8.00 8.00 11.00 4.00 3.00 12.00 7.00 14.00 9.00 13.00 5.00 10.00 6.00 8.50 4.65 3.00 12.90 11.80 6.85 6.85 9.60 10.70 ---- 14.00 4.65 4.10 12.90 10.70 5.20 12.90 7.40 6.30 3.00 12.90 8.50 9.60 ---8.50 11.25 7.13 13.32 ---- ---- 4.22 9.88 13.32 3.00 5.75 ---11.25 6.44 ---- ---- 9.19 ---- ---- 4.38 6.44 ---- 3.00 9.19 8.50 12.17 ---- ---- ---- 6.67 ---- ---- 4.83 3.00 14.00 10.33 3.55 11.25 3.55 11.25 14.00 9.60 ---- 6.30 12.90 7.40 8.50 5.20 4.00 9.00 6.00 13.00 14.00 5.00 8.00 7.00 12.00 3.00 11.00 10.00 ---- ---- 14.00 6.67 5.44 ---- ---- ---- 12.78 7.89 4.22 ---3.00 9.00 4.00 14.00 9.00 6.00 9.00 12.00 7.00 11.00 5.00 13.00 5.50 5.50 7.00 8.50 12.00 8.50 13.00 10.50 14.00 4.00 10.50 3.00 ---- 7.40 12.90 14.00 11.80 4.10 5.20 9.60 10.70 3.00 8.50 6.30 ---- ---- 14.00 ---- 12.63 10.57 10.57 5.07 7.82 5.07 7.82 3.00 ---- ---- 14.00 10.95 6.06 8.50 12.78 6.06 10.95 3.00 8.50 4.22 ---- 12.17 12.17 12.17 6.67 14.00 ---- 9.11 10.33 3.00 5.44 4.22 7.89 7.89 ---- 3.61 10.95 10.95 13.39 7.89 13.39 ---- 3.61 5.44 4.10 11.80 3.00 12.90 14.00 9.60 ---- 7.40 10.70 6.30 8.50 5.20 3.00 8.00 5.00 13.00 14.00 9.00 6.00 10.00 12.00 4.00 11.00 7.00 11.80 ---- ---- ---- ---- 8.50 8.50 14.00 4.10 ---- ---- 4.10 9.05 9.05 5.20 12.35 10.70 6.30 12.35 14.00 4.10 ---- 7.40 3.00 14.00 10.57 8.50 5.75 12.63 3.00 4.38 ---- 10.57 ---- ---- 7.13 125.10 169.76 137.15 176.57 223.70 153.04 154.40 170.15 230.03 83.16 177.84 118.98 56.80 83.85 58.92 65.27 102.52 80.17 59.75 71.26 89.76 47.27 60.86 59.04 68.30 85.91 78.23 111.30 121.18 72.87 94.65 98.89 140.27 35.89 116.98 59.94

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Joe Walton Head Coach At the forefront of the football renaissance at Robert Morris University throughout its 18year history is Joe Walton, who has built the Colonials from a fledgling program into one of the top Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams in the region.   The one constant associated with the program, Walton was named the first head coach July 27, 1993. He started the program from scratch, completing everything from hiring assistant coaches to purchasing equipment to recruiting student-athletes for the team’s inaugural season in 1994.   Walton’s fingerprints are all over the football program, and to prove that, the Colonials have played their home games since 2005 in a stadium that bears his name.   During his tenure, Walton has led Robert Morris to the first Northeast Conference championship in 1996, guided RMU to a perfect 10-0 season in 2000 and in 2010 helped lead the Colonials to the NEC’s inaugural bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs with their league-high sixth regular-season championship.   “It’s hard to believe,” Walton speaks on how fast time has elapsed. “I’ve said this many times before, and I mean it when I say that this situation is one of the best things that has ever happened to me in my life. It happened at the right time. Before this position became available, I felt I was too young to quit coaching, but I wasn’t anxious to get back into pro football. When this came along, it was the perfect fit. This situation was the perfect opportunity for me to continue to do what I like to do, and I’ve loved every minute of it.”   Under Walton’s tutelage, the Colonials have claimed outright NEC regular-season titles three times (1997, 1999, 2000) while sharing three others (1996, 1998, 2010). Walton led Robert Morris to back-to-back ECAC Bowl victories in 1996 and 1997, and in 1999 and 2000 he guided RMU to a pair of NCAA I-AA mid-major national crowns according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette.   In 2010, Walton added to his legacy by engineering the Colonials on an eight-game winning streak for a share of the NEC regularseason title and the NEC’s first bid in the NCAA FCS Playoffs. In the process he picked up his 100th career victory in the collegiate ranks.   Walton enters his 19th season at the helm of the program in 2012 and during the 2011

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season signed a two-year contract extension to remain head coach of the Colonials through the 2013 campaign, which will be his 20th season at Robert Morris.   In addition to announcing a two-year contract extension, Walton also announced he will step down as head coach of the Colonials after the 2013 season and serve as a special assistant to the director of athletics at RMU.   “I wanted to coach 20 years with this program, because it really has been the love of my life, and that’s what’s important,” Walton said at the time of his announcement. “I’m confident that whoever succeeds me as head coach will carry on the tradition of Robert Morris football. I’m also extremely excited to stay on and help Dr. Coleman and the department of athletics in any way that I can.” TheY SAID IT

“I owe my mom and dad a lot for giving me a foundation as a young man, but from a football perspective, I owe everything, and I mean everything, to Joe Walton. He made me the football player I was. Joe Walton was a surrogate dad. He’s my best friend in the world, a man that I can truly say I love. I’m delighted that Joe’s name will be forever attached to the football stadium at Robert Morris.”   — Former Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann

  Thanks to Walton, the blueprint for success has been established, and with every new year a new set of challenges arises.   “One thing about football is that it’s a constant challenge,” Walton said. “Whether it’s the next game, or the next season, or the next group of players, there is always going to be a challenge, and that’s something that I enjoy. There’s always something you’re shooting for. The biggest challenge is getting the team back up when it’s down. Nobody likes to lose, but the most satisfaction is seeing players develop, not only on the field but as young men.”   In 1994, after 35 years in the National Football League, Walton took 64 freshmen at a school that never had football in its 73 years of existence and posted a 7-1-1 record 13 months after being named RMU’s first head coach. That team won its first game 21 days after the start of training camp and won five straight to start the season.   The following season Robert Morris went 6-4, after which the Oakland Raiders drafted running back Tim Hall in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. Walton led RMU to Northeast Conference and ECAC Bowl titles in 1996 and 1997 with 9-2 and 8-3 marks, respectively.   The 1998 Colonials, with 12 first-year starters, dipped to 4-6, yet Robert Morris shared the NEC title. In 1999, RMU posted an 8-2 record, a fourth straight NEC championship and a final No. 1 ranking at the NCAA I-AA (now FCS) midmajor level according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette. That was followed by a 2000 campaign that saw the squad finish a perfect 10-0, the first undefeated season for any program at RMU. In the process, the team won its fifth straight NEC championship and another No. 1 ranking at the NCAA I-AA (now FCS) midmajor level according to the Football Gazette.   The Robert Morris 2001 squad finished with a record of 6-3 and missed out on its sixth straight NEC title, but the Colonials rebounded to post six straight victories after starting 0-3. In 2002, with 13 players in the starting lineup either freshmen or sophomores thanks in large part due to injuries, RMU finished 3-7, then rebounded to post a 6-4 record in its 10th anniversary season in 2003.   In 2004 the Colonials finished with a 6-5 record, and despite a 2005 season in which Robert Morris posted a record of 2-8, the club rebounded to post a record of 7-4 in 2006.

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Joe Walton’s NFL Head Coaching Record Year Team

Record Pct. Finish/Playoffs

1983 N.Y. Jets (AFC) 1984 N.Y. Jets (AFC) N.Y. Jets (AFC) 1985 1986 N.Y. Jets (AFC) N.Y. Jets (AFC) 1987 1988 N.Y. Jets (AFC) N.Y. Jets (AFC) 1989 7-Year Career Totals

7-9 7-9 11-5 10-6 6-9 8-7-1 4-12 53-57-1

.438 .438 .688 .625 .400 .531 .250 .482

T-4th AFC East 3rd AFC East 2nd AFC East / First Round 2nd AFC East / Second Round 5th AFC East 4th AFC East 5th AFC East Two Playoff Appearances

Joe Walton’s NFL Playoff Coaching Record Year

Team

Record

Results

1985 N.Y. Jets (AFC) 0-1 1986 N.Y. Jets (AFC) 1-1

New England 26, Jets 14 Jets 35, Kansas City 15 Cleveland 23, Jets 20 (2OT)

Joe Walton’s College Football Coaching Record Year

Team

Record

1994 Robert Morris......................................................................... 7-1-1 Robert Morris......................................................................... 6-4 1995 1996 Robert Morris......................................................................... 9-2 Robert Morris......................................................................... 8-3 1997 1998 Robert Morris......................................................................... 4-6 Robert Morris......................................................................... 8-2 1999 2000 Robert Morris......................................................................... 10-0 Robert Morris......................................................................... 6-3 2001 2002 Robert Morris......................................................................... 3-7 2003 Robert Morris......................................................................... 6-4 Robert Morris......................................................................... 6-5 2004 2005 Robert Morris......................................................................... 2-8 2006 Robert Morris......................................................................... 7-4 2007 Robert Morris......................................................................... 3-6* Robert Morris......................................................................... 5-6 2008 2009 Robert Morris......................................................................... 5-6 Robert Morris......................................................................... 8-3 2010 2011 Robert Morris......................................................................... 2-9 105-79-1* 18-Year Career Totals

Pct.

.833 .600 .818 .727 .400 .800 1.000 .667 .300 .600 .545 .200 .637 .333 .455 .455 .727 .182 .589

* Walton missed RMU’s 20-17 victory @ Monmouth (9/8/07) due to the passing of his wife, Ginger. Dan Radakovich served as head coach in his absence.

Joe Walton’s College Postseason Coaching Record

  Walton had his most recent NFL duty in 199091, when he served two years as Chuck Noll’s offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When Noll retired in 1991, a new staff came aboard, and Walton went into the moving business.   From 1983-89, Walton led the Jets. Also among his years in the NFL were two seasons as offensive coordinator for the Jets (1981-82), seven with the Washington Redskins (offensive coordinator 1978-80; running backs 197477) and five with the New York Giants (wide receivers 1969-73).   Walton was twice an All-American at the University of Pittsburgh at tight end and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the second round (14th overall selection) of the 1957 NFL Draft. He spent seven years in the NFL as a tight end from 1957 to 1963 with both the Redskins (1957-60) and the New York Giants (1961-63), compiling 178 receptions for 2,628 yards and 28 touchdowns. Upon retiring in 1964, he spent four seasons as a scout with the Giants.   Since returning to the area in 1990, Walton has lived in Beaver Falls, Pa., with his wife, Ginger, who passed away in September of 2007. He has two daughters, Jodi and Stacey, and one son, Joe. Walton married his second wife, Patty, Dec. 10, 2011, and the couple reside in Beaver Falls.   Walton’s NFL protégés include Rich Kotite, Bud Carson, Joe Theismann, Fran Tarkenton, Norm Snead, Ken O’Brien and Richard Todd.

ECAC Bowl

The Walton File

1996 – Robert Morris 28, Duquesne 26 1997 – Robert Morris 35, Georgetown 13

Who: Joseph Frank Walton Born: Dec. 15, 1935 (Beaver Falls, Pa.) Residence: Beaver Falls, Pa. Wife: Ginger (46 years who passed away 9/5/07) Second Wife: Patty (Married 12/10/11) Daughters: Jodi (49), Stacey (47) Son: Joe (40) NFL Stats: 8 years, 178 receptions, 2,628 yards, 28 TD Alma Mater (Year): Pittsburgh (1957) Degree: History High School: Beaver Falls

NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs

2010 – North Dakota State 43, Robert Morris 17

  Despite finishing 4-6 in 2007 and with identical 5-6 records in both 2008 and 2009, RMU rebounded with one of its best seasons in school history in 2010, claiming its sixth NEC regular-season championship and the program’s first bid to the FCS Playoffs.   Despite dipping to 2-9 in 2011, the future remains bright. The addition of Joe Walton Stadium and the program’s run to a championship in 2010 pays dividends in recruiting.   Prior to RMU, Walton was out of football from 1991 to 1993, and it didn’t sit well with him. So he came back. He and his staff canvass the country in recruiting, and that work has paid off. RMU wins almost 60 percent of the time with Walton on the sideline.   “Our number one priority is to attract as many student-athletes as we can,” he said when appointed. “I enjoy young people. I missed teaching and coaching and I wanted to stay in the area.

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When the opportunity arose, this seemed perfect. The campus is behind us 100 percent.”   This not being the NFL, Walton had some unfamiliar tasks at first. He helped convert John Jay Center into a facility to house football operations. He set out on the recruiting trail in the fall, much as he prepared for every draft day from 1964-91.   By the same token, the familiar was easy to retrieve. His first appointee was Dan Radakovich, a defensive wizard who was an assistant when Walton was head coach of the New York Jets and was with Walton for 13 of the first 14 years RMU had a football program.   When Radakovich retired in 2008, Walton promoted another alumnus of the NFL, John Banaszak, to be RMU’s assistant head coach. Banaszak won three Super Bowl championships with the Pittsburgh Steelers and has been an assistant on Walton’s staff since 2003.

Walton AND RMU vs. ALL-TIME FOES

Albany (6-7) Bethany (2-0) Bryant (0-4) Bucknell (0-2) Buffalo State (5-3) Butler (4-0) C.W. Post (1-0) Central Conn. State (13-5) Dayton (2-12) Duquesne (6-7) Gannon (3-2) Georgetown (1-0) Liberty (1-1) Mercyhurst (2-2) Monmouth (10-7) Morehead State (2-0)

Morgan State (0-1) New Haven (0-1) North Dakota State (0-1) Rowan (1-1) Sacred Heart (7-7) Saint Francis (15-2-1) Saint Peter’s (2-0) St. John’s (2-0) Stony Brook (6-2) Towson (1-2) Valparaiso (0-2) VMI (0-2) Wagner (12-6) Waynesburg (2-0) Total (106-79-1) (.573) Note: 2012 opponents in bold

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Assistant Coaches John Banaszak is in his 10th season as a member of the Colonial football coaching staff, including his fifth serving as assistant head coach. In January of 2012, Banaszak was named as RMU’s CoachIn-Waiting. He will take over the head coaching reigns of the program at the conclusion of the 2013 season, when current head coach Joe Walton steps down after 20 years at the helm to serve as a special assistant to the athletic director at Robert Morris. Among his duties with the program, Banaszak tutors the Colonial defensive line and special teams unit. Prior to RMU, Banaszak served as the 30th head coach in Washington & Jefferson College football history, leading the Presidents to a record of 38-9 (.809) in his four seasons on the sidelines between 1999 and 2002. In each of those four campaigns he was named the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Coach of the Year and ranks fourth on the college’s all-time victory list. A graduate of Eastern Michigan, Banaszak signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers prior to the 1975 season and owns three Super Bowl rings (X, XIII & XIV). * * * In his 11th season with the Robert Morris coaching staff is Scott Farison. The 2012 campaign also marks his sixth as the program’s defensive coordinator, and he also serves the RMU’s recruiting coordinator. A native of Marion, Ohio, Farison is a 2001 graduate of Mercyhurst College, where for three years he played quarterback for the Lakers after transferring from Arizona State in 1998. During his senior season in 2001, Farison threw for 1,065 yards and four touchdowns in seven games.

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coaching staff full time after spending the 2007 and 2008 seasons as a graduate assistant coach. He also serves as the program’s co-recruiting coordinator. A 2005 graduate of Penn State University and a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Richardson was a four-year letterwinner for the Nittany Lions at offensive tackle. In 2005, Richardson started the final seven games at right tackle for a Penn State club that finished 11-1 and garnered a 26-23 triple overtime victory over Florida State in the 2006 FedEx Orange Bowl. * * *

The 2012 campaign marks the fourth season for Bill Hurley as an assistant coach at Robert Morris. A 1980 graduate of Syracuse and a native of Kenmore, N.Y., Hurley coaches the Colonial secondary. Hurley spent four seasons as defensive backs coach at Duquesne from 200407, and the secondary he coached during his tenure featured 13 All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) honorees, including four each in 2005 and 2006. Hurley was a four-year starter at quarterback for Syracuse, establishing 23 school records and being honored as the 1979 ECAC Offensive Player of the Year. As a senior with the Orange, Hurley helped lead Syracuse to the Independence Bowl, the program’s first bowl appearance in 12 years. * * * In his sixth season as an assistant coach for Robert Morris is Andrew Richardson, who is responsible for coaching the offensive line. In January of 2009, Richardson joined the Colonial

The 2012 season marks the 10th year for Bob Morris as an assistant coach with the Colonials. He is responsible for coaching the receivers. Morris joined the RMU staff with 19 years of experience as a head coach at the high school level and 25 seasons of coaching experience overall. A graduate of Findlay, Morris was the head football coach at Toronto High School in Toronto, Ohio, from 1982-88 and again from 1995-2002. He guided the Red Knights to the 1998 Ohio Valley Conference championship and owns 78 career victories, the most in school history. * * * In his fourth season with the RMU coaching staff in 2012 is Patrick Shepard, who coaches the tight ends. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Shepard spent two seasons at Robert Morris as a graduate assistant coach, earning a Master of Science degree in communications and information systems. Shepard was a three-year letterwinner at Miami (Ohio) University, appearing in 37 games as a tight with the Red Hawks. Primarily a blocking tight end, Shepard finished his career with five receptions for 34 yards.

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2012 Robert Morris Coaching Staff Front Row (l-r): Andrew Richardson (Offensive Line), Scott Farison (Defensive Coordinator), John Banaszak (Assistant Head Coach), Joe Walton (Head Coach), Bob Morris (Receivers), Patrick Shepard (Tight Ends) Back Row (l-r): Bruno DeGol (Football Intern), Myles Russ (Running Backs), Matt Grayson (Defensive Line), Paul Mulbah (Assistant Secondary), Bill Hurley (Secondary), Brad Landis (Quarterbacks)

Joining the Robert Morris coaching staff in 2012 is Paul Mulbah, who will assist in coaching the secondary. A 2008 graduate of Duquesne University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance, Mulbah appeared in 40 games as a defensive back for the Dukes from 2004 to 2007. He finished his career with 129 tackles, including a careerhigh 49 as a senior in 2007. Mulbah, a native of Greenbelt, Md., also compiled a pair of interceptions and nine pass breakups in earning four varsity letters at Duquesne.

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Also in his first season at Robert Morris as a graduate assistant coach is Myles Russ, who is responsible for tutoring the RMU running backs. One of the most decorated players in school history, the Boca Raton, Fla., native finished his career as the program’s all-time leading rusher by compiling 4,271 yards from 2007 to 2010. Named the 2010 Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year after helping lead the Colonials to a share of the regular-season championship and the league’s inaugural berth in the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs, Russ also owns the Robert Morris career school record for all-purpose yards (4,651). He is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in instructional leadership.

The final member of the RMU coaching staff in his first season with the Colonials in 2012 is Brad Landis, who coaches the quarterbacks. A native of New Sewickley Township, Pa., Landis spent the past three seasons as an assistant coach and video coordinator for Hopewell High School in Aliquippa, Pa. Prior to his stint with the Vikings, Landis served two seasons as an offensive assistant at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Fla. A 2006 graduate of Gannon University, Landis graduated No. 1 in his class with a perfect 4.0 grade point average (GPA) in earning a Bachelor of Science degree in finance. He also earned his Master of Business Administration degree at Florida Atlantic in 2008.

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#2 D.J. Pearson

#3 Donte Jeter

#4 Marcelis Branch

#5 Deontae Howard

#6 Antwan Eddie

Tight End • 6-5 • 240 • Jr. New Brighton, Pa.

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 180 • Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Defensive Back • 5-11 • 175 • Fr. Homestead, Fla.

Running Back • 5-10 • 190 • R-So. Clairton, Pa.

Cornerback • 5-10 • 185 • So. Homestead, Fla.

#7 Duane Mitchell

#8 Malik Johnson

#9 Chad Dawgiello

#10 Adrian Perez

#11 Eric Lowry

Wide Receiver • 6-1 • 205 • So. Monroe Falls, Ohio

Defensive Back • 5-10 • 175 • Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 180 • So. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Linebacker • 6-3 • 240 • Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.

Defensive Back • 6-1 • 180 • Sr. Johnstown, Pa.

#12 Matt Layman

#13 Evan Taylor

#14 Jeff Sinclair

#14 Codi Casper

#15 Mikal Hall

Quarterback • 6-2 • 225 • So. Hilton Head, S.C.

Running Back • 5-10 • 180 • Jr. Redding, Calif.

Quarterback • 6-3 • 210 • Sr. Natrona Heights, Pa.

Defensive Back • 5-9 • 190 • So. Carrollton, Ohio

Quarterback • 6-0 • 170 • Fr. Beaver Falls, Pa.

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#16 Clay Ilkin

#16 Warren Fields

#17 Zach Washington

#17 Luke Centofanti

#18 Ben Ridgeley

Defensive Back • 6-0 • 180 • So. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 170 • Fr. Miami, Fla.

Cornerback • 5-10 • 175 • So. Farmington Hills, Mich.

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 180 • Fr. West Mifflin, Pa.

Defensive Back • 6-0 • 180 • Sr. Ebensburg, Pa.

#19 Derik Abbott

#20 Greg Langer

#21 William Quarles

#22 Ryan Thermil

#23 Justin Brooks

Quarterback • 5-11 • 190 • Fr. Orlando, Fla.

Place Kicker • 5-10 • 165 • Sr. Wexford, Pa.

Running Back • 5-6 • 170 • Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Fullback • 5-11 • 235 • So. Fort Washington, Md.

Running Back • 5-9 • 179 • So. St. Charles, Md.

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#24 Samuel Collins

#24 Sean Gavin

#25 Sanchez Faugue

Defensive Back • 5-11 • 180 • Jr. Germantown, Md.

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 170 • Fr. Glenshaw Pa.

Linebacker • 6-0 • 215 • R-Sr. Naples, Fla.

#26 Danny Bonaventura

#27 Kenneth Davis

#28 Wayne Graves

Defensive Back • 5-10 • 187 • Sr. Commack, N.Y.

Running Back • 5-7 • 180 • Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio

Defensive Back • 6-1 • 200 • So. McKeesport, Pa.

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#28 Zachary Holmes

#29 Keith O’Kelly

#30 Brian Jones

Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 175 • Fr. Eighty Four, Pa.

Cornerback • 5-9 • 170 • So. Waldorf, Md.

Defensive Back • 5-10 • 185 • Fr. Monroeville, Pa.

#31 Mike Cook

#32 Nick Groat

#33 Brad Banas

Linebacker • 6-0 • 215 • Sr. Victoria, Minn.

Fullback • 6-0 • 220 • Sr. Youngstown, Ohio

Linebacker • 6-2 • 236 • Sr. Houston, Pa.

#34 D.J. Myers

#35 David Taylor

#36 Cameron Chadwick

#37 Kimani Smith

#38 Tony LaMancusa

Defensive Back • 6-0 • 190 • Jr. Aliquippa, Pa.

Defensive Back • 5-11 • 180 • Fr. Deland, Fla.

Defensive Back • 6-1 • 207 • Sr. Vista, Calif.

Linebacker • 6-2 • 195 • Fr. Erie, Pa.

Punter • 5-11 • 180 • So. Tonawanda, N.Y.

#39 Kyler Kenyon

#40 Marty Thomas

#41 Luke Zearing

#42 Dan Mignogna

#43 Corey Garry

Strong Safety • 5-10 • 180 • Fr. Sarver, Pa.

Linebacker • 5-10 • 195 • So. Amherst, Ohio

Fullback • 5-10 • 230 • Fr. Ebensburg, Pa.

Linebacker • 6-1 • 215 • Sr. Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Fullback • 6-0 • 225 • Fr. McDonald, Pa.

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#44 Kyle Cooper

#46 T.J. Matrascia

#47 Matt Green

#48 Matthew Fox

#49 Luke Mueller

Linebacker • 6-0 • 215 • Sr. Hurricane, W.Va.

Defensive Line • 6-3 • 210 • So. Jefferson Hills, Pa.

Linebacker • 6-2 • 210 • So. Belle Vernon, Pa.

Linebacker • 6-1 • 205 • Jr. Jamestown, N.Y.

Linebacker • 6-1 • 220 • Fr. Cranberry Township, Pa.

#51 R.J. Cook

#52 Anthony Lucian

#53 Steve Mitchell

#54 Sean Guy

#55 Mark Centofanti

Defensive Line • 5-11 • 260 • Sr. Beaver, Pa.

Offensive Line • 6-4 • 270 • Fr. New Market, Md.

Defensive End • 6-2 • 250 • Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Offensive Line • 6-4 • 270 • Fr. Deland, Fla.

Linebacker • 6-1 • 235 • Jr. West Mifflin, Pa.

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#56 Andrew Douglass

#57 Mike Neilson

#58 Jake Tkach

Linebacker • 6-2 • 235 • Sr. San Clemente, Calif.

Linebacker • 6-1 • 215 • So. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Linebacker • 6-0 • 295 • So. West Mifflin, Pa.

#59 Zac Bennett

#60 Alex Kirsch

#61 Dylan Knight

Defensive Line • 6-1 • 280 • So. Newark, Ohio

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 290 • Sr. Baltimore, Md.

Offensive Line • 6-5 • 295 • So. Dover, Ohio

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#62 Cory Pitkavish

#63 Nate Lojek

#64 Devon Cesario

Offensive Line • 6-4 • 265 • So. Steubenville, Ohio

Offensive Line • 6-4 • 300 • Sr. Washington, Pa.

Linebacker • 6-0 • 200 • So. Stahlstown, Pa.

#66 Nate Hargraves

#67 Luke Sweeney

#68 Nick Faraci

Offensive Line • 6-4 • 280 • Sr. Natrona Heights, Pa.

Defensive End • 6-6 • 220 • Jr. Allison Park, Pa.

Offensive Line • 6-2 • 280 • So. McDonald, Pa.

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#70 A.J. Dalton

#71 Jon Hill

#72 Josh Thiel

#73 Sam Miller

#74 Vince Mongelluzzo

Offensive Tackle • 6-5 • 285 • Jr. Carrollton, Ohio

Offensive Line • 6-4 • 275 • Jr. Lake Orion, Mich.

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 295 • Fr. Liberty Township, Ohio

Defensive Line • 6-2 • 290 • R-Sr. Washington, Pa.

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 250 • Jr. Delmont, Pa.

#77 Maxwell Robertson

#80 Justin Kempka

#81 Rickeem Jackson

#82 Andrew Smith

#83 Quinton Pirl

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 295 • Fr. Deland, Fla.

Wide Receiver • 6-3 • 225 • Fr. Greensburg, Pa.

Wide Receiver • 6-4 • 215 • Sr. Orlando, Fla.

Tight End • 6-3 • 230 • Jr. Cranberry Township, Pa.

Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 175 • Sr. Austintown, Ohio

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#84 Cory Nolton

#85 Garrett Piekarski

Tight End • 6-4 • 245 • Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wide Receiver • 6-0 • 190 • So. Hudson, Ohio

#86 Dustin Lowman

#87 Paul Evans

#88 Tyler Digby

#89 D.J. Hayes

#90 Forrest Mason

Wide Receiver • 6-2 • 180 • So. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tight End • 6-4 • 200 • R-Sr. Elma, N.Y.

Tight End • 6-4 • 220 • Sr. New Westminster, British Columbia

Wide Receiver • 6-0 • 170 • Fr. West Mifflin, Pa.

Defensive Line • 6-4 • 270 • So. Union Bridge, Md.

#91 Nolan Nearhoof

#92 Drew Krall

#92 Tyler Potts

#93 Farren Mason

#94 A.J. Holderman

Defensive Line • 6-2 • 280 • Sr. Gibsonia, Pa.

Kicker/Punter • 6-0 • 180 • Jr. Coraopolis, Pa.

Defensive End • 6-6 • 255 • Jr. Aliquippa, Pa.

Defensive Tackle • 6-0 • 310 • R-Sr. Monroeville, Pa.

Defensive Line • 6-3 • 255 • Sr. Chagrin Falls, Ohio

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#95 Chris Thompkins

#97 Henry Jartu

#98 Zack Keaton

#99 Connor Sullivan

Defensive Line • 6-1 • 235 • Jr. Webster, N.Y.

Defensive Line • 6-0 • 290 • Jr. Lake Worth, Fla.

Place Kicker • 5-10 • 160 • Fr. Pembroke, Va.

Defensive End • 6-4 • 270 • Sr. Washington, D.C.

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Today’s Game Central Connecticut State (1-5 / 1-2 NEC) vs. Robert Morris (1-5 / 0-3 NEC) Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Noon Joe Walton Stadium (3,000) - Moon Township, Pa. Radio: WPIT-AM 730 (Chris Shovlin - play-by-play & Brian Cleary - color) Video and audio (live and archived) at: www.rmucolonials.com

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  The Robert Morris University football team welcomes Central Connecticut State to Joe Walton Stadium this afternoon for a Noon kickoff in search of its first Northeast Conference victory of the 2012 campaign.   The Colonials are coming off a 38-35 setback @ Bryant (10/13), which dropped RMU to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in league action. Robert Morris grabbed a 35-31 lead with 8:16 to play thanks to senior linebacker Brad Banas, who intercepted Mike Westerhaus and rumbled 55 yards to the end zone for a touchdown. The pick six marked the first for Banas on his career and ranks as the sixth longest interception return for a touchdown in school history.   Despite the score for the Colonials, Westerhaus guided the Bulldogs on an eight-play, 65-yard drive on their next possession and capped it with a 16-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Harris with 5:35 to play to push Bryant back in front, 38-35. It marked one of seven lead changes on the afternoon between the two teams.   RMU went three-and-out on its next possession, and the Bulldogs got prime field position, starting at the RMU 23-yard line after a 14-yard punt return by Jordan Brown. However, the Robert Morris defense stuffed Brown on 4th-and-goal from the Robert Morris 1-yard line, turning the ball over on downs.

  The Colonials had less than a minute to drive the length of the field without any timeouts but couldn’t capitalize, ending the drive at their own 44-yard line.   Junior running back Evan Taylor produced his second consecutive 100-yard rushing performance against Bryant, posting 18 carries for 105 yards. He leads Robert Morris in rushing so far this season with 454 yards on 102 attempts, an average of 4.5 yards per carry.   Senior quarterback Jeff Sinclair finished 16-for-31 passing for 209 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, hooking up twice with sophomore wide receiver Duane Mitchell for touchdowns. Mitchell hauled in scores of 13 and 15 yards in the first half, the second of which trimmed RMU’s deficit to 16-14 at the break.   Defensively the Colonials were led by junior safety D.J. Myers, who recorded eight tackles. Senior linebacker Mike Cook, junior linebacker Mark Centofanti and senior defensive lineman Nolan Nearhoof each finished with six takedowns, with Nearhoof recording three of RMU’s six sacks on the afternoon.   Thanks to his performance against the Bulldogs, Nearhoof pushed his career total in sacks to 21.5, establishing a new school record. Nearhoof eclipsed the old mark of 19 that was held by former defensive lineman Ray Gensler (2003-06).   Through six games of the 2012 campaign, Cook leads the Colonials in tackles with 46, while senior safety Cameron Chadwick and Nearhoof each own 38 stops. Nearhoof has recorded five and-a-half sacks so far this season, which is tied with Sacred Heart’s Chaz Partosan for tops in the NEC.   Central Connecticut State enters today’s game

against RMU coming off its first victory of the 2012 season, a 38-31 home win over Duquesne. Against the Dukes, junior quarterback Andrew Clements ran for two touchdowns and passed for another to help lead the Blue Devils to the victory.   RMU returns to the road after hosting the Blue Devils this afternoon, visiting Wagner for a 1:00 p.m. kickoff on Staten Island, N.Y., Saturday, Oct. 27. TODAY’S OFFICIALS

Referee – Vance Harris Umpire – Dan McKeever Linesman – David Truffa Line Judge – Ken Broome Field Judge – Daniel Carr Side Judge – Tim Kehoe Back Judge – Elton Battle Clock Operator – Bill Heidkamp Play Clock – John Pujia ON THE COVER

The 2012 campaign marks the third season as a starter for senior linebacker Brad Banas. A native of Houston, Pa., Banas enters today’s game against Central Connecticut State with 34 tackles, including 15 solo stops. He also owns a team-high six tackles for loss, including a pair of sacks, and in last week’s game @ Bryant (10/13) returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown. A two-time Capital One District II

Academic All-American, Banas owns 122 career tackles, including 53 solo takedowns.

PROBABLE STARTERS When the Blue Devils have the ball … Robert Morris Defense

LE 91 Nolan Nearhoof (6-2, 280, Sr.) NG 93 Farren Mason (5-11, 285, R-Sr.) RE 53 Steve Mitchell (6-2, 250, Sr.) OLB 33 Brad Banas (6-1, 220, Sr.) ILB 57 Mike Neilson (6-1, 220, So.) ILB 31 Mike Cook (6-0, 215, Sr.) OLB 55 Mark Centofanti (6-1, 210, Jr.) CB 6 Antwan Eddie (5-10, 185, So.) SS 34 D.J. Myers (6-0, 190, Jr.) WS 36 Cameron Chadwick (6-1, 215, Sr.) CB 4 Marcelis Branch (5-11, 175, Fr.) P 38 Tony LaMancusa (5-11, 180, So.)

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CENTRAL CONN. STATE Offense

WR 2 Deven Baker (6-4, 205, Sr.) LT 68 Tyler Hurd (6-4, 290, Fr.) LG 74 Devon Dixon (6-2, 290, Sr.) C 51 Blaise Rosati (6-2, 300, So.) RG 73 Kris Patterson (6-2, 310, Jr.) RT 71 Taylor Fuller (6-5, 300, Jr.) TE 80 Eric McGlone (6-4, 225, So.) QB 11 Andrew Clements (6-2, 225, Jr.) RB 22 Rob Holloman (5-8, 170, So.) FB 4 Nate Pagan (5-8, 190, Sr.) WR 10 Denzell Jones (6-6, 200, Jr.) PK 36 Juan Duque (5-10, 155, Sr.)

When the Colonials have the ball … CENTRAL CONN. STATE Defense

DE 59 Willie Maxen (6-0, 270, So.) DT 89 Aaron Strumski (6-1, 310, Jr.) DT 50 Darnell Benjamin (6-3, 270, Jr.) DE 13 Josh Alaeze (6-2, 240, So.) LB 15 D.J. Radich (6-2, 220, Sr.) LB 32 Patrick Atkinson (6-0, 230, Jr.) LB 7 Lorenzo Baker (5-10, 210, Sr.) CB 16 Chris Linares (5-9, 170, Jr.) SS 24 Antwione Reese (5-10, 185, Jr.) FS 20 Andrew Murdoch (6-2, 185, So.) CB 17 Markeith Cirinna (5-10, 175, Jr.) P 31 Greg Migdal (6-1, 175, Sr.)

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SE 83 Quinton Pirl (5-10, 180, Sr.) LT 70 A.J. Dalton (6-5, 300, Jr.) LG 77 Maxwell Robertson (6-3, 295, Fr.) C 68 Nick Faraci (6-2, 280, So.) RG 74 Vince Mongelluzzo (6-3, 265, Jr.) RT 66 Nate Hargraves (6-4, 280, Sr.) TE 87 Paul Evans (6-4, 235, R-Sr.) QB 14 Jeff Sinclair (6-3, 210, Sr.) FB 22 Ryan Thermil (5-11, 245, So.) HB 13 Evan Taylor (5-10, 180, Jr.) FL 3 Donte Jeter (5-11, 160, Jr.) PK 20 Greg Langer (5-10, 165, Sr.)

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1 Chris Tolbert................... RB 6-0 190 Jr. Silver Spring, Md. / Springbrook

62 Rashid Williams.............. OT 6-0 330 Fr. Bridgeport, Conn. / Central High

2 Deven Baker..................... WR 6-4 205 Sr. Bound Brook, N.J. / Temple

65 Hernst Milfort.................. OL 6-0 250 Fr. Stratford, Conn. / Bunnell

3 Jordan Jones.................... QB/WR 6-2 195 R-Fr. Moreno Valley, Calif. / Rancho Verde

67 Joe DeMichele.................. DL 6-1 285 Fr. Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand

4 Nate Pagan....................... RB 5-8 190 Sr. Newington, Conn. / Newington

68 Tyler Hurd........................ OL 6-4 290 Fr. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. / Vermont Academy

5 Chris Abner...................... DB 6-0 190 So. Boston, Mass. / Bedford

70 Mike Money...................... OL 6-5 270 Fr. Fairfield, Conn. / Fairfield Warde

6 Josh Celerin..................... RB 6-0 195 R-Fr. Tampa, Fla. / Brandon

71 Taylor Fuller.................... OL 6-5 300 Jr. Stratford, Conn. / Bunnell

7 Lorenzo Baker................. LB 5-10 210 Sr. Middletown, Conn. / Middletown

73 Kris Patterson.................. OL 6-2 310 Jr. Durham, Conn. / Xavier

8 Brennden Cullen............. QB 6-3 220 R-Fr. Colchester, Conn. / Bacon Academy

74 Devon Dixon.................... OL 6-2 290 Sr. Springfield, Mass. / Commerce

9 Justin Birkenholz............ LB 6-2 220 So. Parkland, Fla. / Stoneman Douglass

75 Jonathan Connors.......... OL 6-4 280 Jr. West Seneca, N.Y. / Erie C.C.

10 Denzell Jones................... WR 6-6 200 Jr. Bloomfield, Conn. / Bloomfield

76 Kyle Bryan........................ OL 6-5 260 R-Fr. West Hartford, Conn. / Hall

11 Andrew Clements........... QB 6-2 225 Jr. Southbury, Conn. / Pomperaug

77 Tyler Hancock................. LS

12 Ralfy Garcarz................... WR 5-11 175 So. New Britain, Conn. / New Britain

78 Anthony Maggio.............. OL 6-4 260 Fr. Lafayette, N.J. / Pope John Paul XXIII

13 Josh Alaeze...................... DE 6-2 240 So. Baltimore, Md. / Dunbar

80 Eric McGlone.................... TE 6-4 225 So. Salem, Conn. / East Lyme

14 Nick SanGiacomo............ QB 6-3 215 R-Fr. Barnegat, N.J. / Tulane

81 Miguel Godoy................... WR 5-9 180 So. West Hartford, Conn. / Hall

15 D.J. Radich........................ LB 6-2 220 Sr. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. / Northfield Mount Hermon

82 Anthony Julbes............... TE 6-4 230 Sr. Stamford, Conn. / Stamford

16 Chris Linares.................... DB 5-9 170 Jr. New Britain, Conn. / New Britain

83 Nick Bacarella.................. WR 5-7 150 Jr. Monroe, Conn. / Masuk

17 Markeith Cirinna............. DB 5-10 175 Jr. New Britain, Conn. / Connecticut

84 Scott Benzing................... WR 6-1 180 So. Brookfield, Conn. / Brookfield

18 Jake White........................ QB 6-3 210 Jr. Milford, Conn. / Foran

85 Russell Spaeth................. WR 6-0 185 Jr. Killingworth, Conn. / Haddam-Killingworth

19 Matthew Tyrell................ WR 6-1 190 Sr. Bristol, Conn. / Bristol Central

86 Thomas Tarantino.......... TE 6-1 225 So. Bristol, Conn. / Bristol Eastern

20 Andrew Murdock............ DB 6-2 185 So. Queens, N.Y. / Holy Cross

87 Stephen Niggebrugge..... WR 6-2 195 Jr. Manchester, Conn. / Manchester

21 Tyrell Holmes.................. FS

88 Shawn Robinson............. WR 6-3 195 So. Stamford, Conn. / Trinity Catholic

6-1 160 So. Bristol, Conn. / Bristol Eastern

5-7 210 Fr. Danbury, Conn. / Danbury

22 Rob Hollomon................. RB 5-8 170 So. Philadelphia, Pa. / Kent State

89 Aaron Strumski............... DT 6-1 310 Jr. Hollywood, Fla. / Northern Iowa

23 C.J. Morrison.................... RB 5-8 200 Fr. East Hartford, Conn. / Capital Prep

90 Chris Williams................. DL 6-2 235 Jr. Philadelphia, Pa. / West Catholic

24 Antwione Reese............... DB 5-10 185 Jr. Waldorf, Md. / Westlake

92 Peter Lodini...................... DL 6-4 260 So. Stony Point, N.Y. / North Rockland

25 Darius Lee........................ RB 5-8 167 So. Tampa, Fla. / Brandon

93 Jamar Johnson................ DE 6-1 220 Fr. Bloomfield, Conn. / Pathways to Technology

26 Aaron Berardino.............. WR 5-11 175 Fr. Windsor, Conn. / Windsor

95 Matt Braddock................. TE 6-1 210 Fr. South Windsor, Conn. / South Windsor

29 Occelan Etienne............... SS

96 Victor Harris.................... DL 6-2 210 Jr. Windsor, Conn. / Windsor

6-1 195 Jr. Uniondale, N.Y. / Uniondale

30 Chandler Foster............... S 5-11 190 Fr. Stamford, Conn. / Stamford

97 Willie Quarles.................. WR 5-8 160 So. Torrington, Conn. / Torrington

31 Greg Migdal...................... P

98 Tyrick Thomas................ DL 6-1 265 R-Fr. Springfield, Mass. / Windsor

6-1 175 Sr. Sharon, Mass. / Norwood

32 Patrick Atkinson............. LB 6-0 230 Jr. Stamford, Conn. / Stamford

99 Elijah Yopp....................... DE 6-2 225 R-Fr. New Britain, Conn. / New Britain

33 Brian Bridsell................... LB 5-10 210 Fr. Bethel, Conn. / Bethel 35 Brandon Cusmano.......... WR 6-0 195 Fr. Monroe, Conn. / Masuk 36 Juan Duque...................... K 5-10 155 Sr. New Britain, Conn. / New Britain

Coaching Staff

37 Garrett Shaw.................... CB 5-11 160 Fr. New Britain, Conn. / New Britain

Head Coach (year at Central Conn. State; alma mater): Jeff McInerney (seventh year; Slippery Rock ’82)

38 Jacob Lavender................ RB 5-11 225 So. Enfield, Conn. / Fermi

Assistant Coaches (position; year at Central Conn. State; alma mater): Tim Stowers (assistant head coach/co-offensive coordinator/offensive line; third year; Auburn ’80), Marty Humphrey (quarterbacks; third year; Louisiana-Monroe ’09), Jason Manson (co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs; third year; Iowa ’06), Tom Buzzo (co-defensive coordinator/linebackers; first year), Joe Grace (asst. offensive line; sixth year; Southern Connecticut ’67), Bobby Maffei (wide receivers; second year), Mike Smith (special teams/running backs; first year; Miami-Ohio ’04), Mike Doty (tight ends; second year; Central Connecticut State ’11), Don Hanni (defensive line/asst. special teams; second year; Norwich ’11), Dwight Hazelwood (asst. defensive backs; first year; Springfield ’07)

39 Delshawn Wilson............ DB 6-0 200 Fr. Norwalk, Conn. / Norwalk 40 Chuck Watson................. LB 5-11 210 Jr. Middletown, Conn. / Dean College 41 Larry Hoffler.................... DB 5-6 165 Sr. Waterbury, Conn. / Holy Cross 42 Shane Doughty................ CB 5-9 165 Fr. Columbia, Conn. / Windham 43 Matt DiFilippo.................. DB 5-11 185 Sr. Killingworth, Conn. / Haddam-Killingworth 45 Dillon Abell...................... LB 6-0 195 Fr. Torrance, Calif. / Torrance 46 Ian Johnese...................... LB 5-10 215 So. West Hartford, Conn. / Hall 47 Justin Cebel...................... LB 6-1 200 Fr. Briarcliff Manor, N.Y. / Briarcliff 49 Steven Calitri................... K/P 5-10 200 So. Gilman, Conn. / Norwich Free 50 Darnell Benjamin............ DL 6-3 270 Jr. Massapequa, N.Y. / Nassau C.C. 51 Blaise Rosati..................... OL 6-2 300 So. Boonton Township, N.J. / Avon Old Farms 52 Austin Wezenski............. DL 6-3 275 Fr. Killingworth, Conn. / Xavier 53 Travis Buzzo.................... OL 6-1 260 Fr. Culpepper, Va. / Liberty 54 David Rose....................... LB 6-1 220 R-Fr. Hamden, Conn. / Notre Dame 55 Chris Sfreddo................... LB 5-11 225 Jr. Stafford Springs, Conn. / Cheney Tech 58 Dominick Zook................ OL 6-5 290 Fr. Chesterfield, N.J. / Milford Academy 59 Willie Maxen..................... DL 6-0 270 So. Southbury, Conn. / Pomperaug 60 Manuel Dopazo............... DL 6-0 245 Jr. Huntington Station, N.Y. / Hofstra 61 Mark Robinson................ DL 6-1 224 R-Fr. Stratford, Conn. / Stratford

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2012 schedule 9/1 @ #17 Stony Brook............................. L, 17-49 9/8 LEHIGH.................................................. L, 14-35 9/15 @ #18 New Hampshire...................... L, 10-43 9/22 WAGNER *............................................ L, 13-31 9/29 @ Sacred Heart *................................. L, 21-34 10/13 DUQUESNE *........................................ W, 38-31 10/20 @ Robert Morris *............................... Noon 10/27 SAINT FRANCIS *................................ Noon 11/3 @ Monmouth *.................................... 1 p.m. 11/10 BRYANT *............................................. Noon 11/17 @ Albany *........................................... 1 p.m. * NEC game

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RMU 2012 Numerical Roster No. Name

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 46 47 48 49 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 66

Pos. Ht.

D.J. Pearson......................... TE Donte Jeter *....................... WR Marcelis Branch.................. DB Deontae Howard *............. RB Antwan Eddie *.................. CB Duane Mitchell *................ WR Malik Johnson *.................. DB Chad Dawgiello.................. WR Adrian Perez....................... LB Eric Lowry ***..................... DB Matt Layman *.................... QB Evan Taylor *...................... RB Jeff Sinclair ***................... QB Mikal Hall............................ QB Warren Fields...................... WR Zach Washington............... CB Ben Ridgeley **................... DB Derik Abbott....................... QB Greg Langer **.................... PK William Quarles *............... RB Ryan Thermil...................... FB Brian Jones.......................... DB Samuel Collins *................. DB Sanchez Faugue ***........... LB Danny Bonaventura........... DB Clay Ilkin............................. DB Wayne Graves..................... DB Keith O’Kelly....................... CB Mike Cook *......................... LB Nick Groat **...................... FB Brad Banas ***.................... LB D.J. Myers **........................ DB David Taylor....................... DB Cameron Chadwick *........ DB Kimani Smith...................... LB Tony LaMancusa *............. P Ky Kenyon........................... SS Marty Thomas.................... LB Luke Zearing....................... FB Dan Mignogna *.................. LB Corey Garry......................... FB Kyle Cooper **.................... LB T.J. Matrascia...................... DL Matt Green........................... LB Matthew Fox........................ LB Luke Mueller....................... LB R.J. Cook **......................... DL Anthony Lucian.................. OL Stephen Mitchell ***.......... DE Sean Guy.............................. OL Mark Centofanti *.............. LB Andrew Douglass *............ LB Mike Neilson....................... LB Jake Tkach........................... LB Zac Bennett......................... DL Alex Kirsch.......................... OL Dylan Knight....................... OL Cory Pitkavish.................... OL Nate Lojek........................... OL Devon Cesario.................... LB Nate Hargraves *................ OL

2012 Colonial Football

6-5 6-1 5-11 5-8 5-10 6-0 5-9 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-2 5-10 6-3 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-0 5-11 5-7 5-6 5-11 5-10 6-1 5-11 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-9 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-1 6-3 5-10 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-1 6-0 6-1 6-3 5-11 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-1 6-1 5-11 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-5 6-0 6-4

Wt.

240 160 175 185 190 210 180 180 240 200 225 180 210 170 170 180 195 190 165 180 245 175 190 230 185 165 200 170 225 220 235 185 180 205 210 190 185 215 230 230 230 230 235 220 230 220 280 270 265 230 235 230 220 215 280 290 285 265 295 200 275

Yr. Hometown/High School or Junior College

Jr. Jr. Fr. R-So. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Jr. R-Sr. Sr. So. So. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. So. So. Sr. So. So. Sr. So. Sr.

New Brighton, Pa. / New Brighton Pittsburgh, Pa. / Oliver Homestead, Fla. / Miami Southridge Clairton, Pa. / Clairton Homestead, Fla. / South Dade Monroe Falls, Ohio / Stow Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Pittsburgh, Pa. / Seton-La Salle Los Angeles, Calif. / West Los Angeles J.C. Johnstown, Pa. / Bishop McCort Hilton Head, S.C. / Hilton Head Prep Redding, Calif. / Shasta Natrona Heights, Pa. / Highlands Beaver Falls, Pa. / Aliquippa Miami, Fla. / Killian Farmington Hills, Mich. / North Farmington Ebensburg, Pa. / Central Cambria Orlando, Fla. / Freedom Wexford, Pa. / Pine-Richland Pittsburgh, Pa. / Baldwin Fort Washington, Md./St. Joseph’s & St. Agnes Monroeville, Pa. / Gateway Germantown, Md. / Clarksburg Naples, Fla. / Lely Commack, N.Y. / Hauppauge Pittsburgh, Pa. / Upper St. Clair McKeesport, Pa. / McKeesport Waldorf, Md. / McDonough Victoria, Minn. / Eden Prairie (Winona State) Youngstown, Ohio / Austintown-Fitch Houston, Pa. / Chartiers-Houston Aliquippa, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Deland, Fla. / Deland Vista, Calif. / College of Canyons Erie, Pa. / Erie Cathedral Prep Tonawanda, N.Y. / St. Joseph’s Sarver, Pa. / Knoch Amherst, Ohio / Amherst Steele Ebensburg, Pa. / Central Cambria Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Chagrin Falls McDonald, Pa. / Fort Cherry Hurricane, W.Va. / Hurricane Jefferson Hills, Pa. / Thomas Jefferson Belle Vernon, Pa. / Belle Vernon Jamestown, N.Y. / Maple Grove Cranberry Township, Pa. / Seneca Valley Beaver, Pa. / Beaver New Market, Md. / Linganore Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Deland, Fla. / Deland West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin San Clemente, Calif. / Saddlebrook J.C. Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin Newark, Ohio / Newark Baltimore, Md. / Eastern Technical Dover, Ohio / Dover Steubenville, Ohio / Highlands Washington, Pa. / Trinity Stahlstown, Pa. / Ligonier Valley Natrona Heights, Pa. / Highlands

No. Name

67 68 70 71 72 73 74 77 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99

Pos. Ht.

Luke Sweeney *.................. DE Nick Faraci........................... OL A.J. Dalton **...................... OT Jon Hill................................. OL Josh Thiel............................ OL Sam Miller ***..................... DL Vince Mongelluzzo **....... OL Max Robertson................... OL Justin Kempka.................... WR Rickeem Jackson *............. WR Andrew Smith **................ TE Quinton Pirl........................ WR Cory Nolton **.................... TE Garrett Piekarski................ WR Dustin Lowman.................. WR Paul Evans **....................... TE Tyler Digby *....................... TE D.J. Hayes............................ WR Forrest Mason..................... DL Nolan Nearhoof ***........... DL Drew Krall........................... K/P Farren Mason ***............... DT A.J. Holderman **.............. DL Chris Thompkins **.......... DL Daeon Kelly......................... LB Henry Jartu......................... DL Zack Keaton........................ PK Connor Sullivan **............. DE

6-6 6-2 6-4 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-4 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-1 6-4 6-3 6-0 6-4 6-2 5-8 5-11 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-0 5-11 6-4

Wt.

250 280 300 270 290 305 265 295 240 210 240 180 245 170 185 235 250 170 270 250 190 285 255 245 225 295 170 275

Yr. Hometown/High School or Junior College

Jr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. R-Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. R-Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Sr. Jr. R-Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr.

Allison Park, Pa. / Hampton McDonald, Pa. / South Fayette Carrollton, Ohio / Carrollton Lake Orion, Mich. / Lake Orion Liberty Township, Ohio/Cincinnati Hills Christian Washington, Pa. / Washington Delmont, Pa. / Greensburg Salem Deland, Fla. / Deland Greensburg, Pa. / Greensburg Central Catholic Orlando, Fla. / College of Canyons Cranberry Township, Pa. / Seneca Valley Austintown, Ohio / Austintown-Fitch Pittsburgh, Pa. / Baldwin Hudson, Ohio / Hudson Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Elma, N.Y. / Iroquois Central New Westminster, British Columbia/New Westminster West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin Union Bridge, Md. / Hargrave Military Academy Gibsonia, Pa. / Mars Area Coraopolis, Pa. / Montour Monroeville, Pa. / Gateway Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Kenston Webster, N.Y. / Webster Deland, Fla. / Deland Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista Pembroke, Va. / Giles Washington, D.C. / St. John’s

Duplicate Jersey #’s No. Name

14d 17d 2 4d 27d 92d

Pos. Ht.

Codi Casper........................ DB Luke Centofanti................. WR Sean Gavin........................... WR Kenny Davis........................ RB Tyler Potts........................... DE

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Cesario: Say-sar-E-O Deontae: D-ON-tay Langer: LANG-er Malik: Ma-leak Mikal: My-kale Nearhoof: NEAR-hoof Tkach: TACK

5-9 5-11 5-11 5-7 6-6

Wt.

Yr. Hometown/High School or Junior College

190 180 170 180 255

So. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

Carrollton, Ohio / Carrollton West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin Glenshaw Pa. / Shaler Area Cincinnati, Ohio / Walnut Hills Aliquippa, Pa. / Geneva College

Daeon: Day-ON Faugue: FOG Lojek: Low-jek Matrascia: Ma-tra-sha Mongelluzzo: MON-ga-LOSE-O Pitkavish: PIT-kav-ish

Dawgiello: Dwa-GELL-o Jeter: Jeet-er Lowman: LOW-man Mignogna: mig-NO-na Mueller: Mue-ler Thiel: TH-eal

* letters earned; “d” denotes duplicate number

Coaching Staff Head Coach (position; year at RMU; alma mater): Joe Walton (offensive coordinator; 19th year; Pittsburgh ’57) Assistant Coaches (position; year at RMU; alma mater): John Banaszak (assistant head coach; 10th year; Eastern Michigan ‘75), Scott Farison (defensive coordinator; 11th year; Mercyhurst ‘01), Andrew Richardson (offensive line; sixth year; Penn State ’05), Bill Hurley (secondary; fourth year; Syracuse ’80), Bob Morris (receivers; 10th year; Findlay ’75), Patrick Shephard (tight ends; fourth year; Miami University ’09), Paul Mulbah (assistant secondary; first season; Duquesne ’08), Alex DiMichele (defensive line; first season; Robert Morris ’11), Brad Landis (quarterbacks; first year; Gannon ’06) Graduate Assistant (position; year at RMU; alma mater): Myles Russ (running backs; first year; Robert Morris ’11)

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RMU Insider Five Inductees Comprise Robert Morris Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012 Robert Morris University’s Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes five new members into its fraternity this afternoon, as Stephanie Kuhn (women’s track & field/soccer; 2004-07), Keri Meyer (softball; 2003-06), Darcey Miller (volleyball; 2001-04), Chris Shovlin (radio play-by-play announcer; 1987-present) and Ray Thomas (football; 1997-2000) comprise the 22nd class of inductees.   The five new members of the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame increase the membership of the hall to 98, and each of the new members are present to be inducted at halftime of this afternoon’s football game against

Central Connecticut State.   Earlier today, the new members and their immediate families were treated to a continental breakfast on the third floor of the Charles L. Sewall Center with past inductees.   The Robert Morris University Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1991 to honor those who have made an outstanding contribution to Robert Morris athletics. Nominations are solicited and individuals selected by the Hall of Fame Committee. Players, coaches and administrators are eligible for selection five years after they have concluded their

career at Robert Morris, and each year a veteran’s choice is selected for induction. A veteran’s choice is an individual that has concluded their career for at least 20 years.   If you would like to nominate a studentathlete, coach or administrator for the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame, please visit the Athletic Hall of Fame page on the official website of Robert Morris University Athletics, www.rmucolonials.com, download a nomination form and mail it to the appropriate address listed.   RMU Insider takes a closer look at each of the latest additions to the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame:

Stephanie Kuhn

Keri Meyer

Track & Field / Soccer 2004-07

Softball 2003-06

A two-sport athlete at Robert Morris, Kuhn competed in women’s soccer and was a member of the outdoor track & field squad. On the pitch, Kuhn played four seasons for the Colonials, appearing in 55 matches, including 35 starts, and finished her career with eight goals and four assists for 20 points. As a member of the track & field squad, Kuhn specialized in the javelin. She won the individual championship in the event at the Northeast Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships in both 2006 and 2007, with her toss of 50.44 meters (165’6”) as a senior in 2007 standing as both the school and NEC outdoor championship record. Kuhn became the first student-athlete in school history at Robert Morris to appear in the NCAA Track & Field Championships, participating in the javelin as a freshman in 2004 and again as a senior in 2007. She finished 14th in 2007 thanks to a toss of 45.41 meters (148’9”). In the RMU outdoor record book, Kuhn dominates the leaderboard in the javelin, owning each of the top eight marks in school history as well as nine of the top 10 marks. She is a native of Finleyville, Pa.

A native of Carnegie, Pa., and a four-year letterwinner, Meyer helped lead the Colonials to the 2005 NEC regular-season championship with a record of 17-3 (.850). As the No. 1 seed in the NEC Tournament, Robert Morris claimed the title and the program’s first berth in the NCAA Tournament. During the 2005 campaign Meyer hit .418, a single-season school record and the only Colonial to hit .400 in school history, while contributing a single-season school record 13 doubles, five home runs and 35 RBI en route to being named the 2005 NEC Player of the Year. In the RMU career record book Meyer ranks fourth in batting average (.342), seventh in hits (168), 10th in RBI (77), tied for third in doubles (29) and sixth in walks (46). Meyer twice was named to the AllNEC First Team at second base (2004, 2005), and as a senior in 2006 was an All-NEC Second Team selection as a utility player.

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Darcey Miller Volleyball 2001-04 A three-time All-Northeast Conference selection at setter, Miller helped lead the Colonials to four NEC regularseason championships, three NEC Tournament titles (2001, 2002, 2003) and a trio of NCAA Tournaments (2001, 2002, 2003). The Boulder, Colo., native owns both the RMU single-season (1,352 in 2002) and career (4,557) records for assists and also ranks second all-time at Robert Morris in career service aces (158) and ninth in digs (965). Miller was named to the 2001 All-NEC First Team and also earned second team accolades twice (2003, 2004). She also excelled off the court, being named the 2003 NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for volleyball as a junior while earning a spot on the 2004 ESPN The Magazine District II Academic All-America squad.

Chris Shovlin Radio Play-by-Play Announcer 1987-present The Voice of the Colonials, the 2012-13 campaign marks Shovlin’s 26th as the radio play-by-play announcer for both the football and men’s basketball programs at Robert Morris. He has called the action for over 700 Colonial basketball games, reaching the 700-game plateau with RMU’s 69-52 victory at Saint Peter’s Nov. 15, 2011. Shovlin will call his 750th men’s basketball game during the 2012-13 campaign, and he has missed just one RMU football game in the 19-year history of the program since it was introduced in 1994. Shovlin has called each of RMU’s last five trips to the NCAA Tournament (1989, 1991, 1992, 2009, 2010) as well as RMU’s first trips to the NIT (2008) and CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (2012). In 2010, he called RMU’s inaugural trip to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs at North Dakota State. In 1998, Shovlin was honored with an Achievement in Radio (A.I.R.) Award with former football partner Jeff Waller for their call of RMU’s victory over Georgetown in the

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1997 ECAC Classic, and in 2008 he earned his third A.I.R. award with partner Jim Duzyk for their call of RMU’s men’s basketball victory at Boston College during the 2007-08 season. A native of Midland, Pa., Shovlin, the first inductee ever to be active at Robert Morris at the time of enshrinement, was inducted into the Beaver County Sports Hall of Fame in April of 2006.

Ray Thomas Football 1997-2000 A native of Jamaica, N.Y., Thomas was a four-year starter at strong safety for the Colonials. Throughout his career, he was a member of RMU’s ECAC Classic win over Georgetown in 1997 as well as part of two I-AA MidMajor National Championship teams (1999, 2000) according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette. In 38 career games, Thomas compiled 240 tackles, which ranks 10th all-time at Robert Morris. He also added career totals of five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and three interceptions. Thomas led the Colonials in tackles in both 1999 (71) and 2000 (80) and for those efforts earned spots on the both AllNortheast Conference First Team and Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette Mid-Major All-America Team each year. In addition, in 2003 Thomas earned a spot on the Robert Morris 10th Anniversary Team.

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RMU Football Record Book SINGLE-GAME RECORDS

Tackles (Total) Name

Rushing Attempts — Myles Russ – 37 vs. Duquesne (10/11/08) Rushing Touchdowns — Tim Hall – 4 vs. Bethany (11/5/94) Rushing Yards Name

Yards Att.

1. Tim Hall....................... 278 2. Tim Hall....................... 250 3. Myles Russ.................. 246 4. Tim Hall....................... 235 5. Tim Hall....................... 214

22 34 37 20 32

TD

Opponent

Date

4 3 2 3 3

Bethany Saint Francis Duquesne Central Conn. State @ Bethany

11/5/94 11/11/95 10/11/08 9/30/95 11/4/95

Tackles Solo

1. Reggie Chambers..... 20 Jordan Howard......... 20 3. Chad Wengert........... 19 Alex DiMichele......... 19 Alex DiMichele......... 19

7 5 4 7 7

Loss (Yds.) Opponent

2 (-6) 2 (-4) 2 (-2) - 1 (-4)

Date

@ Albany 11/10/01 @ Central Conn. State 10/13/07 @ Central Conn. State 10/13/07 Bucknell 9/13/08 @ Saint Francis 10/2/10

Tackles (Solo) — Jason Hempstead – 14 vs. Sacred Heart (9/22/01) Interceptions — Brian Dunn – 3 vs. Duquesne (10/8/94) Quarterback Sacks — Jason Spencer – 5 vs. Saint Francis (11/8/97) Note: Players bold still active

Receptions Name

Rec Yards TD Opponent

1. Tyjuan Massey............... 10 272 Sherrod Evers................ 10 159 3. J.T. Kirk........................... 9 111 Brent Hockenberry....... 9 196 Dante Settles.................. 9 153 Shadrae King................. 9 110

1 1 1 1 1 2

Sacred Heart Morehead State @ Central Conn. State @ Buffalo State @ Duquesne @ Central Conn. State

Date

11/12/05 9/6/08 9/25/99 9/1/01 11/15/03 10/10/09

Receiving Yards Name

Yards Rec.

1. Tyjuan Massey............... 272 10 2. Brent Hockenberry....... 196 9 3. Tyjuan Massey............... 177 4 4. Dante Settles.................. 167 7 5. Alvin Hill........................ 164 7

TD Opponent

Date

1 1 1 2 0

11/12/05 9/1/01 11/6/04 9/29/01 9/22/07

Sacred Heart @ Buffalo State Albany Saint Francis @ Morehead State

Touchdown Receptions — Tyjuan Massey – 4 vs. Stony Brook (10/29/05)

All-Purpose Yards — Tyjuan Massey – 349 vs. Sacred Heart (11/12/05) Passing Attempts — Drew Geyer – 49 @ Stony Brook (11/9/02) Pass Completions — Rich Demaio – 33 @ Duquesne (11/15/03) Touchdown Passes — Drew Geyer – 6 vs. Buffalo State (9/4/04) Passing Yards Yards PC-PA

444 363 330 313 311

33-45 26-35 14-24 20-35 23-47

TD

Opponent

Date

3 4 2 5 2

@ Duquesne Stony Brook @ Wagner Stony Brook @ Wagner

11/15/03 11/3/01 10/3/98 10/29/05 10/28/00

Field Goals Made — Jeff Carlo – 3 @ Duquesne (11/21/98) Jeff Carlo – 3 vs. Albany (10/30/99) Jeff Carlo – 3 vs. Buffalo State (9/2/00) Nathan DiLorenzo – 3 vs. Saint Peter’s (10/30/04) Garrett Clawson – 3 @ Bucknell (9/12/09) Garrett Clawson – 3 vs. Sacred Heart (10/31/09) Garrett Clawson – 3 vs. Wagner (11/14/09)

Yards

Att.

Avg.

TD

1. Myles Russ (2007-10)......................................... 4,271 2. Sam Dorsett (1999-2003).................................. 3,847 3. Tim Hall (1994-95)............................................. 2,908 4. Archie Wannamaker (1996-98)........................ 2,462 5. Devin Wilson (2002-05)..................................... 1,762

Name

818 724 393 427 429

5.2 5.3 7.4 5.8 4.1

21 29 27 20 15

Rushing Attempts Myles Russ – 818 (2007-10)

Rushing Touchdowns Sam Dorsett – 29 (1999-2003)

100-Yard Rushing Games Sam Dorsett – 19 (1999-2003)

200+ Yard Rushing Games Tim Hall – 6 (1994-95)

Receptions No.

1. Shadrae King (2008-11)..................................... 145 2. Tyjuan Massey (2002-05).................................. 112 3. Rupert Rickards (2002-05)............................... 107 4. Sherrod Evers (2006-09).................................... 94 5. Fred Parker (1996-98)........................................ 86

Points — Tim Hall – 24 vs. Bethany (11/5/94) Tim Hall – 24 @ Duquesne (9/16/95) Tyjuan Massey – 24 vs. Stony Brook (10/29/05)

Name

Rushing Yards

Name

Touchdowns — Tim Hall – 4 vs. Bethany (11/5/94) Tim Hall – 4 @ Duquesne (9/16/95) Tyjuan Massey – 4 vs. Stony Brook (10/29/05)

1. Rich Demaio.................... 2. Tim Levcik........................ 3. Tim Levcik........................ 4. Drew Geyer...................... 5. Tim Levcik........................

CAREER RECORDS

Yards

Avg./G

TD

1,698 2,119 1,435 1,408 1,495

39.5 62.3 35.9 50.3 49.8

21 21 10 11 20

Receiving Yards Name

Yards

1. Tyjuan Massey (2002-05).................................. 2,119 2. Shadrae King (2008-11)..................................... 1,698 3. Fred Parker (1996-98)........................................ 1,495 4. Rupert Rickards (2002-05)............................... 1,435 5. Sherrod Evers (2006-09).................................... 1,408

Dante Settles

Rec.

112 145 86 107 94

Avg./C

TD

18.9 11.7 17.4 13.4 15.0

21 21 20 10 11

Jason Hempstead

Extra Points Made — Jeff Carlo – 9 @ Saint Francis (9/30/00)

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Touchdown Receptions Tyjuan Massey – 21 (2002-05) Shadrae King – 21 (2008-11)

100-Yard Receiving Games Tyjuan Massey – 7 (2002-05)

Passing Attempts Tim Levcik – 970 (1998-2001)

Pass Completions Tim Levcik – 537 (1998-2001)

Touchdown Passes Tim Levcik – 76 (1998-2001)

Passing Yards Tim Levcik – 7,222 (1998-2001)

200+ Yard Passing Games Drew Geyer – 17 (2002-05) Erik Cwalinski – 17 (2005-08)

300+ Yard Passing Games Tim Levcik – 4 (1998-2001)

Tackles (Total) Name

Tackles Solo

1. James Noel (2002-05)....................................................................... 437 2. Alex DiMichele (2006-10)................................................................ 330 3. Nate List (1994-97)........................................................................... 309 4. Reggie Chambers (1998-2001)....................................................... 299 5. John O’Connell (1995-98)............................................................... 272 Tackles (Solo) James Noel – 179 (2002-05)

179 140 130 151 134

Quarterback Sacks Nolan Nearhoof – 21.5 (2009 - )

Interceptions

Touchdowns Points Jeff Carlo – 250 (1998-2001) Tim Hall – 34 (1994-95) All-Purpose Yards Myles Russ – 4,651 (2007-10) Field Goals Made Jeff Carlo – 35 (1998-2001)

Extra Points Made Jeff Carlo – 145 (1998-2001)

Punts Nick Schirtzinger – 230 (2007-10)

Punting Yards Nick Schirtzinger – 9,290 (2007-10)

Name

No.

1. Brian Dunn (1994-97)............................................................................................ 19 2. Mike Niklos (2003-07)............................................................................................ 16 3. Nick Downs (1997-2000)....................................................................................... 14 4. Michael Landers (2006-10)................................................................................... 12 5. Nate List (1994-97)................................................................................................. 11 Note: Players bold still active

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS Rushing Yards Tim Hall – 1,572 (1995)

Rushing Attempts Tim Hall – 239 (1995)

Rushing Touchdowns Tim Hall – 16 (1995)

100-Yard Rushing Games Tim Hall – 8 (1995)

200-Yard Rushing Games Tim Hall – 4 (1995)

Receptions Shadrae King – 51 (2010)

Receiving Yards Tyjuan Massey – 899 (2005)

Touchdown Receptions Tyjuan Massey – 10 (2005)

Passing Attempts Drew Geyer – 361 (2004)

Pass Completions Drew Geyer – 187 (2004)

Passing Yards Drew Geyer – 2,601 (2004)

Touchdown Passes Tim Levcik – 22 (2001) Jeff Sinclair – 22 (2010)

200-Yard Passing Games Drew Geyer – 9 (2004)

Touchdowns Tim Hall – 20 (1995)

Points Tim Hall – 120 (1995)

Field Goals Garrett Clawson – 14 (2009)

Extra Points Made Jeff Carlo – 40 (2000)

100-Yard Receiving Games Tyjuan Massey – 4 (2005)

Tackles (Total) Tackles (Solo) Alex DiMichele – 116 (2008) John O’Connell – 57 (1997)

Corey Oaks

All-Purpose Yards Tim Hall – 1,905 (1995)

Quarterback Sacks Jason Spencer – 11 (1997) Ray Gensler – 11 (2006)

Interceptions Brian Dunn – 7 (1997) Nick Downs – 7 (2000) Corey Oaks – 7 (2002) Note: Players bold still active

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Around the Northeast Conference 2012 Standings (as of Oct. 13, 2012)

2012 NEC Weekly Honor Roll (Oct. 15, 2012)

NEC

Pct.

Overall

Pct.

1. Albany............................................. 2. Wagner............................................ 3. Duquesne....................................... Monmouth...................................... 5. Saint Francis.................................. 6. Sacred Heart.................................. Central Conn. State...................... 8. Bryant............................................. 9. Robert Morris..............................

4-0 3-1 2-1 2-1 2-2 1-2 1-2 1-4 0-3

(1.000) (.750) (.667) (.667) (.500) (.333) (.333) (.200) (.000)

6-1 3-3 4-2 3-3 3-4 2-4 1-5 1-6 1-5

(.857) (.500) (.667) (.500) (.429) (.333) (.167) (.143) (.167)

Streak Home

W4 W3 L1 L2 L1 W1 W1 W1 L2

3-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 2-0 1-1 1-2 1-4 1-1

Away

3-1 2-2 2-2 1-3 1-4 1-3 0-3 0-2 0-4

2012 Northeast Conference Football Composite Schedule Friday, August 31 Florida Atlantic 7, Wagner 3 Saturday, Sept. 1 Albany 40, Colgate 23 Marist 35, Bryant 10 #17 Stony Brook 49, Central Conn. State 17 #8 Old Dominion 57, Duquesne 23 #16 Lehigh 27, Monmouth 17 #2 North Dakota State 52, Robert Morris 0 Morgan State 30, Sacred Heart 27 (4 OT) #5 James Madison 55, Saint Francis 7 Saturday, Sept. 8 #16 Lehigh 35, Central Connecticut State 10 Albany 35, Robert Morris 10 * Saint Francis 39, Byrant 28 * Duquesne 17, Dayton 7 Monmouth 41, Rhode Island 6 Georgetown 13, Wagner 10 Saturday, Sept. 15 #18 New Hampshire 43, Central Conn. State 10 #20 Maine 51, Bryant 7 Monmouth 38, Wagner 17 * Dayton 20, Robert Morris 14 Saint Francis 57, Morehead State 23 Colgate 35, Sacred Heart 14 Duquesne 45, Valparaiso 17 #5 Youngstown State 31, Albany 24 Saturday, Sept. 22 Duquesne 35, Bryant 21 * Monmouth 27, Sacred Heart 14 * Albany 30, #23 Maine 20 Wagner 31, Central Conn. State 13 * #13 Towson 46, Saint Francis 17 Saturday, Sept. 29 Albany 55, Monmouth 24 * Sacred Heart 34, Central Conn. State 21 * Wagner 31, Bryant 21 * Duquesne 24, Saint Francis 21 * Robert Morris 31, Lafayette 28

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Saturday, Oct. 6 Saint Francis 10, Robert Morris 3 * Albany 31, Bryant 14 * Wagner 12, Sacred Heart 3 * Saturday, Oct. 13 Central Conn. State 38, Duquesne 31 * Cornell 41, Monmouth 38 Albany 36, Saint Francis 13 * Bryant 38, Robert Morris 35 * Sacred Heart 27, Dartmouth 10 Saturday, Oct. 20 Wagner @ Saint Francis *...........................................  Noon Central Conn. State @ Robert Morris *.................  Noon Sacred Heart @ Duquesne *......................................  Noon Bryant @ Monmouth *...............................................  1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27 Saint Francis @ Central Conn. State *.....................  Noon Monmouth @ Duquesne *..........................................  Noon Robert Morris @ Wagner *......................................  1 p.m. Albany @ Sacred Heart *...........................................  1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3 Wagner @ Albany *....................................................  1 p.m. Central Conn. State @ Monmouth *........................  1 p.m. Sacred Heart @ Bryant *............................................  1 p.m. Duquesne @ Robert Morris *............................  3:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 Robert Morris @ Sacred Heart *..............................  Noon Saint Francis @ Monmouth *.....................................  Noon Bryant @ Central Conn. State *.................................  Noon Albany @ Duquesne *.................................................  Noon Holy Cross @ Wagner................................................  1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17 Sacred Heart @ Saint Francis *.................................  Noon Duquesne @ Wagner *................................................  Noon Monmouth @ Robert Morris *.................................  Noon Central Conn. State @ Albany *...............................  1 p.m. Bryant @ Bucknell......................................................  1 p.m. * NEC Game

NEC Offensive Player of the Week Kyle Frazier, Monmouth R-Sr., QB, 6-3, 225, Gaithersburg, Md. / Damascus No NEC quarterback ever had a day like the one Frazier accounted for during Monmouth’s Week 7 matchup at Cornell. The fifth-year senior signal caller was responsible for 513 yards of total offense to set the Northeast Conference’s singlegame record. On his way to becoming only the second player in league history to reach the 500-yard mark in total offense, Frazier passed for the third-highest single game yardage total in 17 seasons of NEC football. The 6’3” field general completed 77.8 percent of his passes and added 62 yards rushing on nine attempts. With Monmouth trailing, 41-38, late in the fourth quarter, Frazier, who finished 35-for-45 passing for 451 yards and four touchdowns, was waiting to hoping to get the ball back one last time, but Cornell converted a key third down and ran out the clock on Monmouth. Frazier’s four touchdown passes of 85, 10, 25 and 28 yards each went to different receivers.

NEC Defensive Player of the Week Justin Sexton, Sacred Heart Jr., LB, 6-3, 240, Murrieta, Calif. / Murrieta Valley Sexton spearheaded Sacred Heart’s suffocating defensive performance at Dartmouth and added to his NEC-leading tackles total in the process. The junior linebacker contributed a gamehigh 13 tackles, including eight solo stops, to an effort that limited the Big Green’s offense to three points over the course of the 27-10 victory (Dartmouth’s lone TD came on a KO return). The 6’3” Sexton logged his lone tackle for a loss with Sacred Heart nursing a 20-10 lead early in the fourth quarter. He dropped Brian Grove for a loss of two on second down, helping derail Dartmouth’s drive before it was able to get started. Sexton leads the Northeast Conference in total tackles (68), solo tackles (46) and tackles per game average (11.3).

  NEC Special Teams Player of the Week Robert Shepherd, Sacred Heart Sr., P, 6-1, 280, Groton, Conn. / Fitch Sacred Heart’s drive starts were, on average, 10 yards better than those of Dartmouth’s, and Shepherd was one reason why. The veteran punter was effective during the Pioneers’ 27-10 road win over the Ivy League member Big Green, as three of his six punts forced Dartmouth to start inside in its own 20-yard line. Shepherd, who averaged 37.3 yards per kick in Week 7, accounted for a long of 50 yards and avoided having any of his punts result in touchbacks. In addition to his 50-yard first-quarter punt that netted 49 yards, Shepherd accounted for another special teams highlight with his first attempt of the second half. After SHU’s drive stalled just past midfield, Shepherd’s 39yard punt was downed at Dartmouth’s 7-yard line.

  NEC Rookie of the Week Kellen Sperduto, Sacred Heart Fr., OLB, 6-1, 220, Oldwick, N.J. / Immaculata Sacred Heart lost starting linebacker Niko Sierra to injury in the second quarter of its victory at Dartmouth, but the Pioneers’ defense didn’t suffer thanks to the emergence of Sperduto. Filling in for the veteran playmaker, Sperduto totaled eight tackles, including five solo takedowns, and recorded a pair of tackles for loss in Sacred Heart’s 27-10 road win. The 6’1” freshman made his biggest impact with Dartmouth backed up in its own end on its first possession of the third quarter. Sperduto teamed up with Troy Moore to sack the Dartmouth quarterback for a four-yard loss on a 2nd-and-9 play from the Dartmouth 8-yard line. Sperduto’s performance was one reason why Dartmouth’s offense managed to score only three points over the course of 60:00.

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Cyndi Hadfield

Cassie Anderson

Head coach

Heather Basilone

Marisa Bellemare

Shawna Cisko

Maggie Conoscuito

Ashley Finn

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Colonial Cheerleaders Victoria Della Valle

Garret Duncan

Larissa Houk

Kelly Joy

Emily Kella

Shawna Kelly

Nicole Kirkwood

Alyssa Kortze

Brittany Kroh

Dariane Maietta

Kelsey Marshall

Maura McCarthy

Leanne Merryman

Molly Metcalf

Kaitlyn Meyer

Morgan Mundell

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All-Time NEC Players of the Week

Erik Cwalinski Offensive Player of the Week 1996 Jake Newman (Sept. 8) Jake Newman (Nov. 24) 1997 Jake Newman (Sept. 15) Ralph Clark (Oct. 6) Jake Newman (Nov. 24) 1998 Archie Wannamaker (Sept. 28) Archie Wannamaker (Oct. 5) * Donald Dorsey (Nov. 23) 1999 Donald Dorsey (Oct. 25) Donald Dorsey (Nov. 1) Donald Dorsey (Nov. 8) Donald Dorsey (Nov. 22) 2000 Sam Dorsett (Sept. 18) Tim Levcik (Oct. 2) Sam Dorsett (Oct. 9) Tim Levcik (Nov. 13) Sam Dorsett (Nov. 20) 2001 Brent Hockenberry (Sept. 3) Tim Levcik (Oct. 1) Tim Levcik (Oct. 29) Tim Levcik (Nov. 5) Tim Levcik (Nov. 12) 2002 None

2006 None

2003 None

2008 Nick Schirtzinger (Sept. 9)

2004 None

2007 Alvin Hill (Sept. 24)

2004 Jonathan LeDonne (Sept. 13)

2005 Erik Cwalinski (Nov. 14)

2008 Myles Russ (Oct. 13)

2005 Jeff Rommes (Oct. 10)

2009 Garrett Clawson (Nov. 2) Garrett Clawson (Nov. 9) Garrett Clawson (Nov. 16)

2009 None

2006 Chad Wengert (Oct. 2) Jeff Rommes (Oct. 16) Mike Niklos (Oct. 30)

2010 Nick Schirtzinger (Sept. 20)

2007 Myles Russ (Sept. 17) Nick Schirtzinger (Sept. 24)

2010 Myles Russ (Sept. 20) Myles Russ (Oct. 18) Myles Russ (Nov. 1) * Myles Russ (Nov. 8)

2007 Chad Wengert (Sept. 17) Chad Wengert (Nov. 12)

2011 Shadrae King (Oct. 3)

2008 Michael Landers (Oct. 27) Michael Landers (Nov. 3)

Defensive Player of the Week

2009 Alex DiMichele (Sept. 8) Rolf Bathold (Oct. 19) Elias Navarro (Nov. 9) *

1996 John O’Connell (Sept. 14) John O’Connell (Sept. 21) John O’Connell (Oct. 27) 1997 Brian Dunn (Sept. 7) John O’Connell (Sept. 22) * John O’Connell (Sept. 29) John Rochford (Oct. 20) John Rochford (Oct. 27) Jason Spencer (Nov. 10) 1998 Nick Downs (Sept. 8) John O’Connell (Nov. 9) Brad Miller (Nov. 23) 1999 Chris Young (Sept. 20) Jason Hempstead (Sept. 27) Jemond Riffe (Nov. 22)

2010 Elias Navarro (Sept. 13) * Michael Landers (Sept. 27) * Alex DiMichele (Oct. 4) Alex DiMichele (Nov. 8) 2011 None

Special Teams Player of the Week 2002 None 2003 Tyjuan Massey (Oct. 6) 2004 None

2011 None

Rookie of the Week 1996 Archie Wannamaker (Sept. 14) Archie Wannamaker (Sept. 28) Archie Wannamaker (Nov. 3) Archie Wannamaker (Nov. 10) Archie Wannamaker (Nov. 17) 1997 Nick Downs (Sept. 7) 1998 Tim Levcik (Sept. 8) Tim Levcik (Sept. 14) Tim Levcik (Sept. 28) Tim Levcik (Oct. 5) Tim Levcik (Oct. 19) Tim Levcik (Nov. 9) Tim Levcik (Nov. 23) 1999 Sam Dorsett (Sept. 27) 2000 Dante Settles (Oct. 16) Brent Hockenberry (Oct. 23) Brent Hockenberry (Oct. 30) Brent Hockenberry (Nov. 6)

2008 James O’Quinn (Oct. 13) Shadrae King (Oct. 27) James O’Quinn (Nov. 3) James O’Quinn (Nov. 17) 2009 Jeff Sinclair (Nov. 23) 2010 None 2011 None * Co-player of the week

Notes: Former quarterback Tim Levcik (1998-2001) owns the league record by earning seven NEC Rookie of the Week honors during the 1998 campaign … Levcik was also named NEC Offensive Player of the Week a school record six times during his career … Former linebacker John O’Connell (1995-98) was named NEC Defensive Player of the Week a school record six times over the course of his career.

2001 Stephen McNair (Oct. 22) Stephen McNair (Nov. 5)

2003 Sam Dorsett (Sept. 9)

2000 Nick Downs (Sept. 4) Jemond Riffe (Oct. 30)

2005 None

2004 Drew Geyer (Sept. 13)

2001 None

2006 None

2002 James Noel (Sept. 9) James Noel (Sept. 30) Drew Geyer (Nov. 11)

2005 None

2002 Corey Oaks (Sept. 9)

2007 Michael Walser (Sept. 10)

2003 Mike Niklos (Sept. 9)

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2006 None

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All-Northeast Conference Selections Robert Morris has placed 70 players on the All-NEC First and Second Teams a total of 122 times since joining the league in 1996. A look at RMU’s year-by-year All-NEC selections:

2003

James Noel (1st)..................................... LB Sam Dorsett (2nd)................................. RB Jason Forrest (2nd)............................... DL Kevin Wachhaus (2nd).......................... OL Will Weathers (2nd)............................... DL

1996 2004

Brian Dunn.............................................. DB Nate List.................................................. LB John O’Connell....................................... LB Dante Payne............................................ DB Deodis Powell......................................... OL 1997

Brian Cleary............................................ OL Brian Dunn.............................................. DB Hank Fraley............................................. OL Nate List.................................................. LB John O’Connell....................................... LB Fred Parker............................................. WR Dante Payne............................................ DB Jason Spencer......................................... DL Archie Wannamaker.............................. RB 1998

Chris Beene............................................. DB Jeff Carlo................................................. PK Donald Dorsey....................................... RB Hank Fraley............................................. OL Tim Levcik............................................... QB Chris Longo............................................ P Brad Miller............................................... LB Fred Parker............................................. WR 1999

Donald Dorsey (1st).............................. RB Nick Downs (1st).................................... DB Hank Fraley (1st).................................... OL Shawn George (1st)............................... OL Tim Levcik (1st)..................................... QB Mark Leyenaar (1st)............................... OL Brad Kirit (1st)........................................ DL J.T. Kirk (1st).......................................... WR Ray Thomas (1st)................................... DB Jeff Carlo (2nd)...................................... PK Brad Miller (2nd).................................... LB Jemond Riffe (2nd)................................ LB

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Sam Dorsett

2000

Jeff Carlo (1st)........................................ PK Sam Dorsett (1st)................................... RB Nick Downs (1st).................................... DB Opio Gary (1st)....................................... WR Matt Grayson (1st)................................. DL Brad Kirit (1st)........................................ DL Tim Levcik (1st)..................................... QB Mark Leyenaar (1st)............................... OL Pat Linberg (1st)..................................... OL Ray Thomas (1st)................................... DB Brent Hockenberry (2nd)..................... TE Jemond Riffe (2nd)................................ LB Kevin Wachhaus (2nd).......................... OL 2001

Reggie Chambers (1st).......................... LB Sam Dorsett (1st)................................... RB Brent Hockenberry (1st)....................... TE Tim Levcik (1st)..................................... QB Mark Leyenaar (1st)............................... OL Pat Linberg (1st)..................................... OL Kevin Wachhaus (1st)........................... OL Jeff Carlo (2nd)...................................... PK Corey Oaks (2nd)................................... DB 2002

Corey Oaks (1st).................................... DB Stephen McNair (2nd)........................... WR James Noel (2nd)................................... LB Rupert Rickards (2nd).......................... TE

Jason Forrest (1st)................................. DL James Noel (1st)..................................... LB Babafemi Odumeru (1st)...................... DL Rupert Rickards (1st)............................ TE Dante Settles (1st)................................. RS Nathan DiLorenzo (2nd)....................... PK Clifton Jean-Jacques (2nd)................... OL Josh Marino (2nd).................................. DB Tyjuan Massey (2nd)............................. WR 2005

Jason Forrest (1st)................................. DL Tyjuan Massey (1st).............................. RS James Noel (1st)..................................... LB Tyjuan Massey (2nd)............................. WR 2006

Matt Brunck (1st)................................... DL Ray Gensler (1st).................................... DL Mario Hines (1st)................................... RS Mike Niklos (1st).................................... DB Jarvis Powers (1st)................................. TE Colyn Haugh (2nd)................................ DL James Kazil (2nd).................................. DB Jeff Rommes (2nd)................................ LB John Steilner (2nd)................................ OL Chad Wengert (2nd).............................. LB 2007

Mike Niklos (1st).................................... DB Chad Wengert (1st)................................ LB Mario Hines (2nd).................................. RS Nick Schirtzinger (2nd)........................ P John Steilner (2nd)................................ OL Mark Szymanski (2nd).......................... DL 2008

Michael Landers (1st)............................ DB Alex DiMichele (2nd)............................. LB Sherrod Evers (2nd)............................... WR Myles Russ (2nd).................................... RB Mark Szymanski (2nd).......................... DL

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2009

2011

Garrett Clawson (1st)............................ PK Rolf Bathold (2nd)................................. DB Shadrae King (2nd)................................ TE Michael Landers (2nd).......................... DB Nick Schirtzinger (2nd)........................ P

Nolan Nearhoof (1st)............................ DL Brad Rodgers (1st)................................. OL Cameron Chadwick (2nd).................... DB Anthony Coleman (2nd)....................... RS Shadrae King (2nd)................................ TE Logan Miles (2nd).................................. OL

2010

Alex DiMichele (1st).............................. LB Shadrae King (1st)................................. TE Corey Konycki (1st)............................... OL Michael Landers (1st)............................ DB Elias Navarro (1st)................................. LB Nolan Nearhoof (1st)............................ DL Myles Russ (1st)..................................... RB Nick Schirtzinger (1st).......................... P Jeff Sinclair (1st).................................... QB Carlos Andrade (2nd)........................... OL Rolf Bathold (2nd)................................. DB Logan Miles (2nd).................................. OL

Notes: The All-NEC Second Team was added in 1999 … Placekicker Jeff Carlo, quarterback Tim Levcik and linebacker James Noel are the only Colonials to be named All-NEC four consecutive years … Tyjuan Massey earned All-NEC First Team honors at return specialist and All-NEC Second Team accolades at wide receiver in 2005.

Elias Navarro

James Noel

NEC Major Awards Offensive Rookie of the Year

Archie Wannamaker.............................  1996 Tim Levcik..............................................  1998 Brent Hockenberry...............................  2000 James O’Quinn......................................  2008 Defensive Rookie of the Year

Murray Poole (co-)................................  1996 James Noel.............................................  2002 Mike Niklos............................................  2003 All-NEC Picks by Position All-NEC Picks by Year

Myles Russ

Coach of the Year

Joe Walton..................  1996-97, 1999, 2010 Offensive Player of the Year

Tim Levcik...................................  2000, 2001 Myles Russ.............................................  2010 Defensive Player of the Year

James Noel.............................................  2004 Chad Wengert........................................  2007 Alex DiMichele......................................  2010

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2011..........................6 2010........................12 2009..........................5 2008..........................5 2007..........................6 2006........................10 2005..........................4 2004........................  9

2003............... 5 2002............... 4 2001............... 9 2000...........   13 1999...............12 1998.................8 1997.................9 1996.................5

Offense — 29 players — 51 times Offensive Line — 13 players — 22 times Quarterback — 2 players — 5 times Running Back — 4 players — 8 times Tight End — 4 players — 8 times Wide Receiver — 6 players — 8 times Defense — 33 players — 56 times Defensive Line — 11 players — 16 times Defensive Back — 12 players — 21 times Linebacker — 10 players — 19 times Special Teams — 9 players — 15 times Placekicker — 3 players — 6 times Punter — 2 players — 4 times Return Specialist — 4 players — 5 times

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Northeast Conference Year-by-Year Standings 2000 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Robert Morris $.............. 2. Sacred Heart.................... 3. Wagner.............................. 4. Albany............................... 5. Monmouth....................... 6. Central Conn. State........ 7. St. John’s.......................... 8. Stony Brook..................... 9. Saint Francis....................

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

8-0 (1.000) 10-0 (1.000) 7-1 (.875) 10-1 (.909) 6-2 (.750) 6-5 (.545) 5-3 (.625) 5-6 (.455) 4-4 (.500) 5-6 (.455) 3-5 (.575) 4-6 (.400) 2-6 (.250) 5-6 (.455) 1-7 (.125) 2-8 (.200) 0-8 (.000) 0-11 (.000)

W10 W2 L2 L2 W2 W2 W1 L7 L11

5-0 6-1 3-3 3-1 3-2 4-1 2-3 1-4 0-5

5-0 4-0 3-2 2-5 2-4 0-5 3-3 1-4 0-6

$ Mid-Major National Champions

1996 Final Standings

2001 Final Standings NEC (Pct.)

1. Robert Morris * #........... Monmouth *..................... 3. Central Conn. State........ Wagner.............................. 5. Saint Francis....................

3-1 (.750) 3-1 (.750) 2-2 (.500) 2-2 (.500) 0-4 (.000)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

9-2 (.818) 8-3 (.700) 3-7 (.300) 5-5 (.500) 3-7 (.300)

W3 W2 L2 L1 W1

5-0 4-2 3-2 3-2 2-4

4-2 3-1 0-5 3-2 1-3

* Co-Champions; #ECAC Bowl Champions

1997 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Robert Morris #............. 2. Monmouth....................... 3. Wagner.............................. 4. Central Conn. State........ 5. Saint Francis....................

4-0 (1.000) 3-1 (.750) 2-2 (.500) 1-3 (.250) 0-4 (.000)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

8-3 (.727) 5-4 (.556) 6-4 (.600) 5-5 (.500) 2-9 (.182)

W3 W3 L2 L1 W1

3-2 2-2 5-0 3-2 1-4

5-1 3-2 1-4 2-3 1-5

# ECAC Bowl Champions

1998 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Robert Morris *.............. Monmouth *..................... 3. Wagner.............................. Central Conn. State........ 5. Sacred Heart.................... 6. Saint Francis....................

4-1 (.800) 4-1 (.800) 3-2 (.600) 3-2 (.600) 1-4 (.200) 0-5 (.000)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

4-6 (.400) 5-5 (.500) 7-3 (.700) 4-6 (.400) 2-8 (.200) 0-10 (.000)

L2 L1 W1 L1 W1 L10

2-3 2-3 2-3 2-2 1-4 0-5

2-3 3-2 5-0 2-4 1-4 0-5

* Co-Champions

NEC (Pct.)

1. Robert Morris $.............. 2. Albany............................... 3. Wagner.............................. 4. Stony Brook..................... 5. Central Conn. State........ 6. Monmouth....................... 7. Saint Francis.................... 8. Sacred Heart....................

7-0 (1.000) 6-1 (.857) 5-2 (.714) 4-3 (.571) 3-4 (.429) 2-5 (.286) 1-6 (.143) 0-7 (.000)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

8-2 (.800) 7-2 (.778) 5-5 (.500) 5-5 (.500) 4-6 (.400) 2-8 (.200) 2-9 (.182) 2-9 (.182)

W7 W1 L1 W1 W2 L2 L2 W1

5-0 2-2 3-1 4-1 3-2 0-4 1-4 2-3

3-2 5-0 2-4 1-4 1-4 2-4 1-5 0-6

NEC (Pct.)

1. Sacred Heart # $............. 2. Robert Morris................. 3. Albany............................... Monmouth....................... 5. Stony Brook..................... Wagner.............................. 7. Central Conn. State........ 8. St. John’s.......................... 9. Saint Francis....................

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

8-0 (1.000) 11-0 (1.000) 6-1 (.857) 6-3 (.667) 5-2 (.714) 7-3 (.700) 5-2 (.714) 7-3 (.700) 3-5 (.375) 3-6 (.333) 3-5 (.375) 3-6 (.333) 2-5 (.286) 2-7 (.222) 1-6 (.143) 1-9 (.100) 0-7 (.000) 0-10 (.000)

W11 W6 L2 L1 W2 L3 L1 L8 L10

4-0 3-2 3-2 3-2 3-2 2-2 0-3 1-5 0-4

7-0 3-1 4-1 4-1 0-4 1-4 2-4 0-4 0-6

# ECAC Classic Champions; $ Mid-Major National Champions

2002 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Albany #........................... 2. Stony Brook..................... Sacred Heart.................... 4. Wagner.............................. 5. Central Conn. State........ 6. Robert Morris................. Monmouth....................... 8. Saint Francis....................

6-1 (.857) 5-2 (.714) 5-2 (.714) 4-3 (.571) 3-4 (.429) 2-5 (.286) 2-5 (.286) 1-6 (.143)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

8-4 (.667) 8-2 (.800) 7-3 (.700) 7-4 (.636) 5-6 (.455) 3-7 (.300) 2-8 (.200) 2-8 (.200)

W2 W5 W4 W1 W1 L6 L1 W1

6-0 5-0 5-1 4-0 4-1 3-1 2-3 1-5

2-4 3-2 2-2 3-4 1-5 0-6 0-5 1-3

# ECAC Classic Champions

2003 Final Standings

1999 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Monmouth *..................... Albany *............................ 3. Robert Morris................. Stony Brook..................... 5. Sacred Heart.................... Wagner.............................. 7. Central Conn. State........ 8. Saint Francis....................

6-1 (.857) 6-1 (.857) 4-3 (.571) 4-3 (.571) 3-4 (.429) 3-4 (.429) 2-5 (.286) 0-7 (.000)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

10-2 (.833) 7-4 (.636) 6-4 (.600) 6-4 (.600) 6-5 (.545) 6-5 (.545) 3-8 (.273) 1-9 (.000)

L1 L1 L2 W3 L4 W2 L2 L5

5-0 4-1 3-1 4-1 2-2 4-2 1-3 0-4

5-2 3-3 3-3 2-3 4-3 2-3 2-5 1-5

* Co-Champions

$ Mid-Major National Champions

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2004 Final Standings

2009 Final Standings NEC (Pct.)

1. Monmouth *..................... Central Conn. State *..... 3. Albany............................... 4. Sacred Heart.................... Robert Morris................. Wagner.............................. 7. Stony Brook..................... 8. Saint Francis....................

6-1 (.857) 6-1 (.857) 4-3 (.571) 3-4 (.429) 3-4 (.429) 3-4 (.429) 2-5 (.286) 1-6 (.143)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

10-1 (.909) 8-2 (.800) 4-7 (.364) 6-4 (.600) 6-5 (.545) 6-5 (.545) 3-7 (.300) 3-8 (.273)

W7 W2 L2 W1 L1 L1 W1 L6

5-1 5-0 2-3 4-1 4-3 3-1 1-4 3-3

5-0 3-2 2-4 2-3 2-2 3-4 2-3 0-5

* Co-Champions

NEC (Pct.)

1. Central Conn. State........ 2. Albany............................... 3. Wagner.............................. Robert Morris................. 5. Bryant............................... Monmouth....................... 7. Duquesne......................... Sacred Heart.................... 9. Saint Francis....................

7-1 (.875) 6-2 (.750) 5-3 (.625) 5-3 (.625) 4-4 (.500) 4-4 (.500) 2-6 (.250) 2-6 (.250) 1-7 (.125)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

9-3 (.750) 7-4 (.636) 6-5 (.545) 5-6 (.455) 5-6 (.455) 5-6 (.455) 3-8 (.273) 2-8 (.200) 2-9 (.182)

L1 W1 L2 W5 W2 L2 L1 L1 L3

4-0 4-1 3-2 3-2 3-2 2-3 2-3 2-3 2-3

5-3 3-3 3-3 2-4 2-4 3-3 1-5 0-5 0-6

2010 Final Standings

2005 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Central Conn. State *..... Stony Brook *.................. 3. Monmouth....................... Albany............................... 5. Wagner.............................. Sacred Heart.................... Saint Francis.................... 8. Robert Morris.................

5-2 (.714) 5-2 (.714) 4-3 (.571) 4-3 (.571) 3-4 (.429) 3-4 (.429) 3-4 (.429) 1-6 (.143)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

7-4 (.636) 6-5 (.545) 6-4 (.600) 5-6 (.455) 6-5 (.545) 4-6 (.400) 3-8 (.273) 2-8 (.200)

L1 L1 W1 W1 W1 W1 L2 L5

4-1 4-2 3-1 2-2 3-3 2-3 2-3 2-3

3-3 2-3 3-3 3-4 3-2 2-3 1-5 0-5

* Co-Champions

NEC (Pct.)

1. Central Conn. State *..... Robert Morris * %.......... 3. Duquesne......................... 4. Bryant............................... Albany............................... 6. Wagner.............................. Monmouth....................... 8. Sacred Heart.................... 9. Saint Francis....................

7-1 (.875) 7-1 (.875) 5-3 (.625) 4-4 (.500) 4-4 (.500) 3-5 (.375) 3-5 (.375) 2-6 (.250) 1-7 (.125)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

8-3 (.727) 8-3 (.727) 7-4 (.636) 7-4 (.636) 6-5 (.545) 5-6 (.455) 3-8 (.273) 4-7 (.364) 1-10 (.091)

W2 L2 W2 L1 W3 L2 L4 W1 L8

5-0 5-0 5-1 6-1 3-1 3-2 2-4 2-3 1-3

3-3 3-3 2-3 1-3 3-4 2-4 1-4 2-4 0-7

* Co-Champions; % NCAA FCS Playoffs Automatic Bid

2006 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Monmouth....................... 2. Albany............................... Robert Morris................. Stony Brook..................... 5. Central Conn. State........ 6. Saint Francis.................... 7. Sacred Heart.................... 8. Wagner..............................

6-1 (.857) 5-2 (.714) 5-2 (.714) 5-2 (.714) 4-3 (.571) 2-5 (.286) 1-6 (.143) 0-7 (.000)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

10-2 (.833) 7-4 (.636) 7-4 (.636) 5-6 (.455) 8-3 (.727) 3-8 (.273) 2-9 (.182) 4-7 (.364)

L1 L1 W1 L1 W2 W1 L6 L7

5-2 3-2 2-3 2-2 4-0 3-3 2-4 2-3

5-0 4-2 5-1 3-4 4-3 0-5 0-5 2-4

2007 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Albany............................... 2. Central Conn. State........ 3. Wagner.............................. Monmouth....................... Robert Morris................. 6. Saint Francis.................... 7. Sacred Heart....................

6-0 (1.000) 4-2 (.667) 3-3 (.500) 3-3 (.500) 3-3 (.500) 2-4 (.333) 0-6 (.000)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

8-4 (.667) 6-5 (.545) 7-4 (.636) 4-6 (.400) 4-6 (.400) 3-7 (.300) 3-8 (.273)

L1 L2 W1 W1 W1 W2 L3

3-1 4-2 3-3 1-3 2-3 0-5 2-3

2011 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Duquesne *...................... Albany * %........................ 3. Bryant............................... 4. Monmouth....................... Wagner.............................. 6. Sacred Heart.................... Central Conn. State........ 8. Robert Morris................. 9. Saint Francis....................

7-1 (.875) 7-1 (.875) 5-3 (.625) 4-4 (.500) 4-4 (.500) 3-5 (.375) 3-5 (.375) 2-6 (.250) 1-7 (.125)

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

9-2 (.818) 8-4 (.667) 7-4 (.636) 5-6 (.455) 4-7 (.364) 5-6 (.455) 4-7 (.364) 2-9 (.182) 2-9 (.182)

W5 L1 L1 L2 W3 L3 W2 L6 L2

5-0 3-2 4-2 0-6 2-3 2-4 2-3 1-4 2-3

4-2 5-2 3-2 5-0 2-4 3-2 2-4 1-5 0-6

* Co-Champions; % NCAA FCS Playoffs Automatic Bid

5-3 2-3 4-1 3-3 2-3 3-2 1-5

2008 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Albany............................... 2. Monmouth....................... 3. Sacred Heart.................... Central Conn. State........ Robert Morris................. 6. Duquesne......................... 7. Wagner.............................. 8. Saint Francis....................

2012 Colonial Football

All (Pct.) Streak Home Away

7-0 (1.000) 9-3 (.750) 6-1 (.857) 7-4 (.636) 4-3 (.571) 8-3 (.727) 4-3 (.571) 7-4 (.636) 4-3 (.571) 5-6 (.455) 2-5 (.286) 3-7 (.300) 1-6 (.143) 3-8 (.273) 0-7 (.000) 0-11 (.000)

W8 W2 L2 W2 W1 L1 L4 L11

5-0 3-2 4-2 5-0 3-3 2-3 1-4 0-5

4-3 4-2 4-1 2-4 2-3 1-4 2-4 0-6

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All-Time Letterwinners —A—

Jamie Cobb (WR)......................... 2010-11

Doug Ahlum (OL)........................ 1994-95

Jeff Cohn (WR)............................ 1994-95

Toheeb Akinola (DB).................. 2005-07

Robin Cole, Jr. (OL)..................... 1996-99

—F—

Monroe Hillsman (RB)...........  1999-2000

Tai Alli (DB/RB)........................... 1995-97

Anthony Coleman (WR)............. 2008-11

Shola Fajemisin (LB)................... 2002-04

Mario Hines (WR).............  2004, 2006-07

Gus Alonso (OL).......................... 2003-06

Dave Coleman (OL)........................... 2007

Sanchez Faugue (LB).................. 2009-11

Brent Hockenberry (TE)............. 2000-01

Marc Anderson (LB).......................... 2002

Samuel Collins (DB).......................... 2011

Odist Felder (DL)......................... 1994-97

A.J. Holderman (DL)................... 2010-11

Carlos Andrade (OL).................. 2007-10

Jon Consoli (DL)................................ 2005

Kevin Felix (DB)................................. 2002

Isaiah Hollins (OL)............................ 1995

Nathan Argenta (DB).......  2006-07, 2009

Michael Cook (LB)............................. 2011

Brandon Fellinger (RB)............... 1994-95

Dustin Holt (LB).......................... 2002-03

Monte Ashby (RB)............................. 2010

R.J. Cook (DL).............................. 2009-10

Andrew Fiorante (DB)................ 2002-03

Mike Horgos (OL).............................. 1996

Joe Austin (DB).......................  1999-2001

Kyle Cooper (LB)...................   2009, 2011

Sam Fiorante (DB)....................... 2002-05

Nic Horting (RB)................................ 2003

Stuart Ayers (TE)..............  2003-04, 2006

Mike Cortes (LB).......................... 1994-96

Regis Flowers (WR/TE).............. 2006-08

Deontae Howard (RB)....................... 2011

Michael Crandle (DL).................. 2003-05

Eric Fontana (K)................................. 2002

Jordan Howard (LB).................... 2004-07

—B—

Troy Cree (DB)............................. 2007-08

Jason Forrest (DL)....................... 2002-05

Derek Huey (RB)................................ 2002

Richard Bailey (DB)........................... 2002

Carl Crennel (DL)........................ 1995-96

Hank Fraley (OL)......................... 1997-99

Edgar Hunt (OL).......................... 2006-07

Rob Baier (DB)................................... 2005

Piante Crew (DB)............................... 1994

Robert Frazier (WR/TE).......   1994, 1996

Mark Baldino (DL)....................... 1994-96

Sean Crisman (DL)............................ 2002

Jerel Freeman (WR)........................... 1994

—J—

Brandon Baldwin (RB)................ 1996-97

Jamar Cromwell (RB).................. 2009-11

Brice Fritts (OL)......................  1999-2001

C.J. Jackson (DB)............................... 2011

Darnell Baldwin (RB)........................ 1998

Camdin Crouse (QB)................... 2007-09

Erik Frund (RB).................................. 2008

Damian Jackson (DB)................. 2001-02

Ron Ball (QB)...................................... 2007

Mark Cuda (DL)........................... 1994-95

Ryan Fulmer (WR)..................  1999-2000

Dean Jackson (WR)........................... 2000

Brad Banas (LB)........................... 2009-11

Jermaine Cuyler (DB)............  1998-2001

Mo Baptiste (LB).......................... 1996-97

Erik Cwalinski (QB)..................... 2005-08

Ini Bassey (DL)................................... 1998

Sherrod Evers (WR)..........  2006, 2008-09

Ed Herriott (DB)...............  1999, 2001-02 Alvin Hill (WR)............................. 2005-07

John Jackson (LB)....................... 2006-07 —G—

Rickeem Jackson (WR)..................... 2011

Darnell Gardener (DL)...................... 1996

Greg James (RB)................................ 1998

Rolf Bathold (DB)........................ 2007-10

—D—

Jeff Garner (DB)................................ 1997

Clifton Jean-Jacques (OL).......... 2002-05

Jon Bealles (OL)................................. 1994

Jacob DaGrava (LB)..................... 2006-08

Opio Gary (WR)......................  1998-2000

Donte Jeter (WR)............................... 2011

Chris Beene (DB)............................... 1998

Ricky Daldo (WR)........................ 2001-03

Brian Gehrig (DB).............................. 1995

Eric Jewell (DL/LS)...................... 2005-07

Jason Bennett (P).............................. 2004

A.J. Dalton (OL)........................... 2010-11

Todd Geissler (DB)..................... 1994-96

Malik Johnson (DB)........................... 2010

Anthony Berger (DL).................. 2001-02

Matt Daniel (RB)................................ 2002

Shawn George (OL)........................... 1999

Parrish Johnson (LB)........................ 1997

Brian Bevilacqua (OL)................. 2009-11

Nick Daniel (RB).....................  1998-2001

Ray Gensler (DL)......................... 2004-06

Raphael Johnson (RB)................ 2007-10

Ron Blue (DL)..................................... 2002

Ben Davis (QB)................................... 1996

Drew Geyer (QB).......................... 2002-05

Wesley Johnson (DB).................. 1994-96

Conte’ Bolden (LB)............................ 1994

Jason Davis (DB)............................... 2006

Josh Gibson (DL)............................... 2003

Billie Jones (LB)........................... 1996-97

John Bose (DL)................................... 1994

Myles Davis (RB)............................... 1996

Andy Gill (TE).........................  1999-2001

Charles Jones (DL)............................ 2002

David Bourne (WR)..................... 2000-01

Tyler DeChellis (DL)......................... 2007

Harry Girting (TE)....................... 2007-09

Daron Jones (DB).............................. 2007

Doug Brandow (RB).......................... 1998

JaJonelle DeJarnette (RB).......... 2003-04

Darrick Godbott (DL)....................... 1995

Kevin Jordan (FB)........................ 2000-01

Justin Brooks (RB)............................ 2011

Rich Demaio (QB).............................. 2003

Shane Gosnell (DB)........................... 2005

B.B. Broughton (RB).................... 2001-02

Joe DeMaria (QB)...................   1996, 1998

Jabbar Graham (RB).................... 2004-05

—K—

Ed Brown (TE).............................. 2001-02

Brian DeVivo (DB)............................. 1994

Kelvern Grant (DL)...................... 2005-07

Brian Karavish (DL/LS).................... 1994

Matt Brunck (RB/DL).................. 2004-06

Tyler Digby (TE)................................ 2011

Matt Grayson (DL).................  1998-2001

Jesse Kastelic (RB)............................ 2008

Mike Burkett (DL)........................ 2007-09

Nathan DiLorenzo (PK).............. 2003-06

T.J. Green (WR)............................ 2008-10

James Kazil (DB)......................... 2004-07

Greg Busse (TE)................................. 1994

Alex DiMichele (LB).................... 2008-10

Ian Greenlee (RB).............................. 1998

Mike Keister (RB)...................  1999-2000

Robb Butler (WR/DB)................. 2002-03

Tim Donnelly (TE)............................. 1999

Gary Gregory (TE)....................... 1995-98

Josh Kiel (RB)............................... 2007-10

Shaun Butler (DB)............................. 1998

Aaron Doolittle (OL)......................... 1994

Michael Grell (LS).............................. 1997

Gary Kifer (RB).................................. 1994

Joshua Buxton (DB).......................... 1996

Sam Dorsett (RB).........   1999-2001, 2003

Nick Groat (RB)............................ 2010-11

Shadrae King (TE)....................... 2008-11

Donald Dorsey (RB).................... 1998-99

Thomas Grow (TE)............................ 1999

Brad Kirit (DL)........................  1997-2000

—C—

Drew Dorsey (TE)........................ 1994-95

Develand Campbell (RB).................. 2002

Andrew Douglass (LB)..................... 2011

—H—

Adam Kmetz (LB).............................. 1994

Jacky Candy (DB).............................. 2006

Nick Downs (DB)....................  1997-2000

Tim Hall (RB)............................... 1994-95

Scott Konchek (OL)................  1999-2002

Anthony Caperelli (LB).............. 2008-11

Kevin Drakeford, Jr. (RB).....   2004, 2006

Tim Hare (LB)..................................... 1994

Corey Konycki (OL).................... 2007-10

Steve Carbonara (PK)................. 1996-97

Andy Dubinsky (LS).................... 1995-98

Nate Hargraves (OL)......................... 2011

Chris Kozak (WR)........................ 2007-08

Tom Carchedi (TE)............................ 1995

Eric Dudek (WR)................................ 1994

Amon Harrod (WR/TE).............. 1996-98

Jonathan Krepps (LB)................. 2008-11

Jeff Carlo (PK/P)....................  1998-2001

Brian Dunn (DB).......................... 1994-97

Greg Harteis (OL)........................ 2003-05

Ryan Catley (DL)............................... 2008

J.T. Kirk (WR)............................... 1998-99

Colyn Haugh (DL)....................... 2004-06

—L—

Mark Centofanti (LB)........................ 2011

—E—

Jason Hempstead (DB)..........  1999-2002

Tony LaMancusa (P)......................... 2011

Cameron Chadwick (DB)................. 2011

Nick Ebert (RB).................................. 2005

Eric Hendershot (DL).................. 1995-98

Michael Landers (DB)................. 2007-10

Reggie Chambers (LB)...........  1998-2001

Antwan Eddie (DB)........................... 2011

Jason Henley (DL)....................... 1994-95

Greg Langer (PK)......................... 2010-11

Jeremy Cigola (LB)............................ 2000

Jason Edwards (DE).......................... 2001

D’Shawn Henry (DB/LB)............. 1997-99

Trevor Lang (OL)............................... 1997

Ralph Clark (RB).......................... 1994-97

Julian Ellison (WR)............................ 2007

John Hepler (RB)......................... 1994-97

Justin Larson (TE)............................. 2004

Garrett Clawson (PK)................. 2008-09

Nick England (LB)........................ 2008-10

Craig Herlan (LB)....................  1997-2000

Adam Lawrence (LB).................. 2006-09

Brian Cleary (OL)......................... 1994-97

Paul Evans (TE)............................ 2010-11

Moises Hernandez (RB)............. 2003-06

Matt Layman (QB)............................. 2011

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Robert Morris University


Harry Leber (LB)................................ 1998

Aaron Stewart (RB)........................... 1999

Jonathan LeDonne (LB).............. 2001-04

Keith Stewart (OL)...................... 1994-97

Antoine Lee (WR)........................ 1997-99

Jeff Stingi (DL)................................... 1997

Paul Leonard (DL)............................. 1996

Mike Stosic (LB)................................. 1997

Tim Levcik (QB)......................  1998-2001

Connor Sullivan (DL).................. 2010-11

Doug Lewis (K).................................. 2002

Lucas Sweeney (DL).......................... 2011

Mark Leyenaar (OL)...............  1998-2001

Ryan Swofford (RB).................... 1999-01

Pat Linberg (OL).....................  1998-2001

Mark Szymanski (DL)................. 2006-09

Pat Lines (OL)..................................... 1994 Jeff Link (RB)............................... 2007-10

—T—

Nate List (LB)............................... 1994-97

Alex Tarr (DB).............................. 2009-11

Rion Listhrop (RB)...................... 2005-07

Evan Taylor (DB)............................... 2010

Chris Longo (PK/P)..................... 1995-98

Steve Tharp (RB)......................... 1994-95

Michael Lovely (DL).................... 2009-10

—N—

Jemond Riffe (LB)..................  1998-2001

Adam Thermann (OL)................ 1995-98

Eric Lowry (DB)............................ 2009-11

Richard Nagy (DL)....................... 2006-07

Chris Riley (DL)......................  1999-2001

Ray Thomas (DB)...................  1997-2000

Elias Navarro (LB)....................... 2007-10

Micah Riley (DB)...............  1998-99, 2002

Chris Thompkins (DL)............... 2010-11

—M—

Nolan Nearhoof (DL).................. 2009-11

Chris Roberts (DL)...................... 2008-10

Marlin Thrower (LB)..............  1999-2001

Vince Magnone (RB)................... 2004-06

Ryan Nearhoof (LB).................... 2007-10

Jonathan Robinson (DB)............ 2005-07

Lawrence Tolson (OL)...................... 2002

Fred Manalac (LB)....................... 1994-96

Kevin Neill (OL)........................... 1995-96

John Rochford (DB).................... 1994-97

Jason Tomaszewski (TE)........... 1996-98

Allen Mangus (QB)............................ 2000

Jake Newman (QB)...................... 1994-97

Tory Rockett (WR)...................... 1995-96

Joel Travitz (OL).......................... 2004-05

Ian Margerum (OL)..................... 2006-08

Mike Niklos (DB)........  2003-04, 2006-07

Brad Rodgers (OL)...................... 2008-11

Jason Trivisono (DB)........................ 2005

Josh Marino (DB)..............  2001-02, 2004

James Noel (LB)........................... 2002-05

Michael Rogers (WR).................. 2005-06

Brad Trezona (DB)............................ 1994

Justin Marino (LB)....................... 2001-04

Pat Nolan (LB).............................. 1995-98

Bill Romango (OL)............................. 2007

Steve Tryon (QB)............................... 1999

Gavin Marshall (DL).................... 2008-10

Cory Nolton (DL)......................... 2010-11

Mike Romeo (DB).............................. 2000

Brent Marsteller (QB)....................... 2000

Barry Nowell (DB)............................. 2008

Jeff Rommes (DB/LB)................. 2003-06

—V—

Brandon Martin (TE)......................... 2006

Jake Nulph (DB)........................... 2003-04

Vincent Romo (OL)...............   2003, 2005

Vince Volpe (OL)............................... 2007

Mike Rosatone (DL)...............  1999-2000

Justin Martin (OL)....................... 1996-98 Shawn Martin (WR/QB).........  1999-2002

—O—

Phil Rossomando (DL)............... 2001-02

—W—

Farren Mason (DL)...................... 2009-11

Corey Oaks (DB).......................... 2001-02

Alan Ruperto (TE)............................. 2002

Kevin Wachhaus (OL)................. 2000-03

Tyjuan Massey (WR)................... 2002-05

Josh O’Bannon (DB).................... 2003-06

Myles Russ (RB)........................... 2007-10

Donald Walker (LB)........................... 1997

Isi Mataele (TE).................................. 2001

John O’Connell (LB).................... 1995-98

Tim Matthews (WR).................... 1997-98

JeVarn O’Neal (DB)..................... 1996-98

—S—

Nelson Walker (DB).................... 2002-05

Marcus McCaleb (RB)....................... 1995

James O’Quinn (WR)........................ 2008

Ed Sanchez (LB)................................. 1994

Michael Walser (P)...................... 2005-07

Terrance McCall (LB)........................ 1997

Babafemi Odumeru (DE)........... 2003-04

Andre Sanders (OL)..............   2003, 2005

Andy Walton (DL)....................... 2006-08

Milton Sanders (RB).......................... 2001

Archie Wannamaker (RB).......... 1996-98

Marvin McCalla (DB)................... 2009-10

Dwan Walker (TE)............................. 1997

Kyle McCallister (DB)....................... 2007

—P—

Adam Sauers (OL)..................  1998-2000

Joe Ward (DB)........................   1999, 2001

Sean McElhinny (TE)......................... 2007

Fred Parker (WR)......................... 1996-98

Scott Schade (TE)........................ 2005-06

Jon Watts (DB)................................... 2000

Stephen McNair (WR)................. 2001-02

Joe Parlette (TE).......................... 1995-97

Nick Schirtzinger (P).................. 2007-10

William Weathers (LB)................ 2000-03

John Meerdo (OL)........................ 2000-03

Dante Payne (DB)........................ 1994-97

Michael Schlaepfer (P)................ 2002-04

Austin Weaver (DB).......................... 2005

John Melnick (RB)............................. 2011

DeLonte Perkins (WR)................ 1995-97

Mike Scott (RB).................................. 1995

Josh Weight (DB)......................... 2001-03

Mike Melnyk (OL)........................ 1997-98

Kelly Pierre (DB).......................... 1995-96

Andy Scruggs (QB)...................... 1994-95

Chad Wengert (LB)...................... 2004-07

Rob Meyer (WR)........................... 2003-05

Ken Pingatore (DL)........................... 2003

Abu Sesay (DL)............................ 1997-98

Anthony West (WR).......................... 1996

Dan Mignogna (LB)........................... 2011

David Pittman (DB)..................... 2008-09

Chris Setticase (DL).......................... 2011

Jack Whaley (LB)......................... 1994-97

Jon Mihalik (PK/P)............................ 1994

Rinaldo Policicchio (LB)................... 2003

Joe Setticase (OL)........................ 2006-08

Garth White (DB)......................... 1994-97

Matt Mihalyi (DL).............................. 2001

Murray Poole (DL)............  1996-98, 2000

Dante Settles (WR).....  2000-01, 2003-04

Brian Williams (RB)..................... 1997-98

Ian Milanak (LB).......................... 2006-09

Jordan Potter (LB)............................. 2007

Victor Silva (LB)................  2001-03, 2005

Derry Williams (DB).......................... 1998

Logan Miles (OL)......................... 2008-11

Deodis Powell (OL)..................... 1995-96

Jeff Sinclair (QB)......................... 2009-11

Matt Williams (OL)...................... 2004-05

Brad Miller (LB).......................  1998-2000

Jarvis Powers (TE)....................... 2004-06

Andrew Smith (TE)..................... 2010-11

Robert Williams (LB).................. 2008-10

Sam Miller (OL/DL)..........  2008-09, 2011

Frankie Probst (WR)......................... 2006

Antwan Smith (DB)........................... 2011

Alex Wilson (DL)......................... 2001-03

Duane Mitchell (RB/WR).................. 2011

Brian Pruitt (DB).......................... 2005-06

DeWayne Smith (OL)........................ 1994

Devin Wilson (RB)....................... 2002-05

Ryan Smith (RB)................................ 2007

Joey Wines (DB)........................... 2008-09

Steve Mitchell (DL)...................... 2009-11 Chris Molnar (TE).............................. 2007

—Q—

Tim Smith (RB).................................. 1994

Jeremy Wise (TE)......................... 2002-05

Vince Mongelluzzo (TE)............. 2010-11

Brian Quaranta (DL)......................... 1997

Shannon Smoot (DL).................. 2006-08

Deryl Witten (DB)........................ 1995-96

Michael Monz (DB)............................ 1999

Robert Quaranta (TE)................. 2001-02

James Snider (CB)....................... 2007-09

Eugene Wright (OL).......................... 1996

Brandon Morgan (TE)....................... 2001

William Quarles (RB)........................ 2011

Paul Speier (WR).......................... 1996-98

Bryan Mullins (OL)...................... 2005-06

Jason Spencer (DL)..................... 1994-97

—Y—

Jeff Munoz (LS)............................ 1995-96

—R—

Louis St. Felix (LB)...................... 2002-04

Chris Young (DL)........................ 1998-01

Brian Murphy (OL)............................ 1996

Anthony Rada (OL)..................... 2005-06

Vladimir St. Surin (DB).............. 2001-03

James Murphy (DL)..................... 2007-09

Andre Reid (DB).......................... 2000-01

Pat Stage (DL).............................. 1995-96

—Z—

Karey Murray (RB)...................... 2006-08

Scott Remaley (OL)........................... 1994

John Stanley (LB)............................... 2003

D.J. Zalewski (WR)...................... 2009-10

D.J. Myers (DB)............................ 2010-11

Michael Richards (DB)................ 2008-10

Justin Starr (TE)................................ 1994

Donald Zalewski (WR)...................... 2003

Rupert Rickards (TE).................. 2002-05

Matt Stasko (WR)............................... 1998

Dan Zimmerman (OL)...................... 2000

Ben Ridgeley (DB)....................... 2010-11

John Steilner (OL)....................... 2004-07

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All-Time Uniform Numbers (1994-2011) The Robert Morris all-time uniform number list is listed in chronological order. To be included, a student-athlete must have earned at least one varsity letter. Numbers in parenthesis following an individual’s name denote other uniform numbers worn by those players during their career with RMU.

1 *

John Mihalik................................ 1994 Chris Longo........................... 1995-98 Jemond Riffe (10)............  1999-2001 Robb Butler........................... 2002-03

2

Fred Manalac (19)................. 1995-96 Brian Williams....................... 1997-98 Sam Dorsett.....................  1999-2003 Rupert Rickards (5, 32)............. 2005 T.J. Green............................... 2008-10 Rickeem Jackson........................ 2011

3

Tory Rockett......................... 1995-96 Tim Levcik........................  1998-2001 Mario Hines (9)........................... 2004 Josh O’Bannon (34).............. 2005-06 Myles Russ............................. 2007-10 Antwan Smith............................. 2011

4

Myles Davis................................. 1996 Jeff Carlo..........................  1998-2001 Josh Weight (20)................... 2002-03 Nathan DiLorenzo (17)........ 2004-06 Toheeb Akinola (16)....................2007 Anthony Coleman................ 2008-11

5

DeLonte Perkins (36)........... 1996-97 Donald Dorsey...................... 1998-99 Brandon Morgan......................... 2001 Rupert Rickards (2, 32)....... 2003-04 Moises Hernandez (41)....... 2005-06 Deontae Howard........................ 2011

6

Jeff Cohn................................ 1994-95 Brandon Baldwin.................. 1996-97 Derry Williams............................ 1998 Aaron Stewart............................. 1999 Doug Lewis.................................. 2002 Jason Bennett.............................. 2004 Jonathan Robinson.............. 2005-07 Alex DiMichele...................... 2008-10 Jamar Cromwell (23)................. 2011

7

Jerel Freeman.............................. 1994 Ralph Clark (20)................... 1995-97 Joe DeMaria (21)......................... 1998 Michael Monz.............................. 1999 Shawn Martin (16)................ 2000-02 Erik Cwalinski....................... 2005-08 Shadrae King (29)................. 2009-11

8

Ben Davis..................................... 1996 Jonathan LeDonne (50)....... 2002-04 Michael Walser...................... 2005-07 Adam Lawrence (56, 33)..... 2008-09 Monte Ashby............................... 2010

9

Greg Busse................................... 1994 Deryl Witten.......................... 1995-96 Ray Thomas.....................  1997-2000 Corey Oaks (24).......................... 2001

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Drew Geyer............................ 2002-05 Mario Hines (3)..................... 2006-07 James Snider (16)....................... 2009 Jamie Cobb............................ 2010-11

Damian Jackson................... 2001-02 Camdin Crouse (11)................... 2007 Garrett Clawson................... 2008-10 Antwan Eddie.............................. 2011

Raphael Johnson  (12)............... 2007 Shadrae King (7)......................... 2008 Eric Lowry  (11).......................... 2009

10

Andy Scruggs........................ 1994-95 Kelly Pierre (31).......................... 1996 Jemond Riffe (1)......................... 1998 Allen Mangus.............................. 2000 Andre Reid (25).......................... 2001 Jabbar Graham..................... 2004-05 Michael Rogers (85)................... 2006 Harry Girting......................... 2007-09

20

Ralph Clark (7)............................ 1994 Pat Nolan............................... 1995-98 Josh Weight (4)........................... 2001 Mike Niklos (11)................... 2003-04 Greg Langer........................... 2010-11

30

John Hepler........................... 1994-97 Monroe Hillsman.............  1999-2000 Stuart Ayers (22).................. 2003-04 Jason Davis.................................. 2006 David Pittman....................... 2008-09 Mike Cook.................................... 2011

21

Tim Smith.................................... 1994 Joe DeMaria (7)........................... 1996 Josh Marino........................... 2001-04 Austin Weaver............................ 2005 James O’Quinn............................ 2008 Marvin McCalla..................... 2009-10 William Quarles.......................... 2011

31

Kelly Pierre (10).......................... 1995 Steve Carbonara................... 1996-97 Jermaine Cuyler...............  1998-2001 Kevin Drakeford, Jr. (13).......... 2004 Ian Milanak (59).................... 2007-09 A.J. Holderman (77)................... 2010 C.J. Jackson................................. 2011

11

Robert Frazier.................   1994, 1996 Antoine Lee (15)......................... 1997 Chris Beene................................. 1998 Nick Downs (36)..............  1999-2000 Ed Brown................................ 2001-02 Justin Larson............................... 2004 Rob Baier...................................... 2005 Mike Niklos (20)................... 2006-07 Camdin Crouse (19)............. 2008-09 Eric Lowry (29)...................... 2010-11

22

Dante Payne.......................... 1994-97 Ian Greenlee................................ 1998 Nick Daniel (26)...............  1999-2001 Develand Campbell.................... 2002 Jason Trivisono.......................... 2005 Stuart Ayers (30)........................ 2006 Josh Kiel................................. 2007-10

32

Steve Tharp........................... 1994-95 Milton Sanders............................ 2001 Rupert Rickards (2, 5)............... 2002 Jeff Rommes......................... 2003-06 Mark Szymanski (53)........... 2007-09 Nick Groat............................. 2010-11

12

Jake Newman........................ 1994-97 Steve Tryon................................. 1999 Brent Marstellar.......................... 2000 Nick Schirtzinger  (92)............... 2007 Raphael Johnson (29).......... 2008-10 Matt Layman............................... 2011

23

Jeff Garner................................... 1997 Shaun Butler................................ 1998 Kevin Felix................................... 2002 James Kazil........................... 2004-07 Jesse Kastelic.............................. 2008 Jamar Cromwell (6).............. 2009-10 Justin Brooks.............................. 2011

33

Wesley Johnson.................... 1994-96 Terrance McCall......................... 1997 Ryan Swofford.................  1999-2001 Nic Horting.................................. 2003 Brian Pruitt............................ 2005-06 Adam Lawrence (56, 8)............. 2007 Brad Banas............................. 2009-11

13

Fred Parker............................ 1996-98 Ed Herriott (40)..................... 2001-02 Justin Marino (40)...................... 2004 Kevin Drakeford, Jr. (31).......... 2006 Troy Cree............................... 2007-08 Donte Jeter.................................. 2011

24

Conte’ Bolden.............................. 1994 Mike Scott.................................... 1995 Corey Oaks (9)............................ 2002 JaJonelle DeJarnette............ 2003-04 Michael Landers................... 2007-10 Samuel Collins............................ 2011

34

Tim Hare...................................... 1994 Joe Ward (26).............................. 1998 Jeremy Cigola.............................. 2000 Derek Huey.................................. 2002 Josh O’Bannon (3)................ 2003-04 Jeff Link................................. 2007-10 D.J. Myers (38)............................ 2011

14

Jason Hempstead............  1999-2002 Ron Ball........................................ 2007 Jeff Sinclair............................ 2009-11

15

Brad Trezona.............................. 1995 Donald Walker............................ 1997 Antoine Lee (11)................... 1998-99 Rich Demaio................................ 2003 Jacky Candy................................ 2006 Kyle McCallister.......................... 2007

25

Brian Dunn............................ 1994-97 Micah Riley.................  1998-99, 2002 Andre Reid (10).......................... 2000 Shane Gosnell............................. 2005 Daron Jones................................ 2007 Sanchez Faugue.................... 2009-11

35

Garth White........................... 1994-97 Brad Miller........................  1998-2000 Victor Silva.................  2001-03, 2005 Alex Tarr................................ 2009-11

26

Josh Buxton................................. 1996 Nick Daniel (22).......................... 1998 Joe Ward (34).............................. 2001 Nelson Walker (29)..................... 2002 Nick Ebert.................................... 2005 Rion Listhrop (40)................ 2006-07 Barry Nowell................................ 2008

36

DeLonte Perkins (5)................... 1995 Nick Downs (11)................... 1997-98 Andrew Fiorante (39)................ 2002 Jake Nulph............................. 2003-04 Karey Murray........................ 2006-08 Vince Mongelluzzo (74)............ 2010 Cameron Chadwick................... 2011

16

Shawn Martin (7)........................ 1999 David Bourne........................ 2000-01 Toheeb Akinola (4).............. 2005-06 James Snider (9)................... 2007-08

17

Gary Kifer.................................... 1994 B.B. Broughton............................ 2001 Nathan DiLorenzo (4)................ 2003 Alvin Hill................................ 2005-07 Michael Richards.................. 2008-10

37

Kevin Jordan......................... 2000-01

27

Brian DeVivo............................... 1994 Joe Austin.........................  1999-2001 Devin Wilson......................... 2002-05 Ryan Smith.................................. 2007 Duane Mitchell............................ 2011

38

Drew Dorsey............................... 1994 Greg James.................................. 1998 Mike Keister.....................  1999-2000 Sam Fiorante......................... 2002-05 D.J. Myers (34)............................ 2010

18

JeVarn O’Neal........................ 1996-97 J.T. Kirk.................................. 1998-99 Vladimir St. Surin................. 2001-03 Shola Fajemisin (54).................. 2004 Nathan Argenta.........  2006-07, 2009 Ben Ridgeley.......................... 2010-11

28

Matt Stasko.................................. 1998 Dante Settles......................... 2000-04 Rolf Bathold.......................... 2007-10

39

D’Shawn Henry..................... 1997-99 Andrew Fiorante (36)................ 2003 Matt Brunck (98)......................... 2004 Joey Wines............................. 2008-09

19

Fred Manalac (2)......................... 1994 Tai Alli.................................... 1995-97 Jon Watts..................................... 2000

29

Amon Harrod........................ 1996-98 Mike Romeo................................. 2000 Richard Bailey............................. 2002 Nelson Walker (26)............... 2003-05

40

Brandon Fellinger................. 1994-95 Darnell Baldwin.......................... 1998 Ed Herriott (13)........................... 1999

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Justin Marino (13)................ 2001-03 Rion Listhrop (26)...................... 2005 John Jackson......................... 2006-07 Erik Frund.................................... 2008 Evan Taylor................................. 2010

41

Harry Leber................................. 1998 Dustin Holt (44).......................... 2002 Moises Hernandez (5)......... 2003-04 Anthony Caperelli................ 2008-11

42

Brian Gehrig................................ 1995 Archie Wannamaker............ 1996-98 Vince Magnone..................... 2004-06 Dan Mignogna............................. 2011

43

John Rochford...................... 1994-97 Michael Schlaepfer............... 2002-04 Jacob DaGrava...................... 2006-08 Kyle Cooper (44)......................... 2009

44

Piante Crew................................. 1994 Mo Baptiste............................ 1996-97 Dustin Holt (41).......................... 2003 Chad Wengert....................... 2004-07 Kyle Cooper (43)......................... 2011

Mark Centofanti......................... 2011

A.J. Dalton (68)........................... 2011

Paul Evans.............................. 2010-11

56

Eugene Wright............................ 1996 Anthony Berger.................... 2001-02 Adam Lawrence (33, 8)............. 2006 Ryan Nearhoof...................... 2007-10 Andrew Douglass....................... 2011

71

Scott Remaley............................. 1994 Justin Martin......................... 1996-98 Joel Travitz............................ 2004-05

Mark Cuda (97)........................... 1995 Brice Fritts........................  1999-2001 Rinaldo Policicchio.................... 2003 Ian Margerum....................... 2006-08 Brian Bevilacqua................... 2009-11

Mike Horgos................................ 1996 Chris Young (63)........................ 1998 Phil Rossomando (70)............... 2002 Matt Williams........................ 2004-05 Logan Miles........................... 2008-11

Justin Starr.................................. 1994 Jason Tomaszewski............. 1996-98 Dean Jackson.............................. 2000 Jeremy Wise.......................... 2002-05 Frankie Probst............................ 2006 Tyler Digby.................................. 2011

57

72

88

Pat Stage................................ 1995-96 Craig Herlan.....................  1998-2000 Louis St. Felix........................ 2002-04 Robert Williams.................... 2008-10

Jeff Munoz............................. 1995-96 Scott Konchek..................  1999-2002 Colyn Haugh (70)................. 2005-06 Sam Miller...................  2008-09, 2011

Opio Gary (80)............................ 1998 Tim Donnelly.............................. 1999 Alan Ruperto............................... 2002 Sean McElhinny.......................... 2007

58

73

89

59

Mike Melynk.......................... 1997-98 Greg Harteis.......................... 2003-05 Ian Milanak (31).......................... 2006

74

Isaiah Hollins.............................. 1995 Shawn George............................. 1999 Andre Sanders................   2003, 2005 Vince Mongelluzzo (36)............ 2011

90

Brian Karavish............................ 1994 Carl Crennel.......................... 1995-96 Michael Grell............................... 1997 Charles Jones.............................. 2002 Michael Crandle.................... 2003-05 Gavin Marshall...................... 2008-10

91

Darnell Gardener........................ 1996 Brad Kirit..........................  1997-2000 Alex Wilson........................... 2001-03 Scott Schade.......................... 2005-06 Nolan Nearhoof.................... 2009-11

92

Joe Parlette (69).................... 1996-97 Mike Rosatone.................  1999-2000 Kelvern Grant........................ 2005-07 Nick Schirtzinger (12)......... 2008-10

93

Mike Cortes........................... 1994-96 Brandon Martin.......................... 2006 Farren Mason........................ 2009-11 Billie Jones............................. 1996-97 Ron Blue....................................... 2002 Regis Flowers (86)...................... 2006 Michael Lovely...................... 2009-10

75 * Hank Fraley........................... 1997-99 60

Dwayne Smith............................. 1994 Brian Murphy.............................. 1996 Ini Bassey..................................... 1998 Carlos Andrade (70).................. 2007

61

Aaron Doolittle........................... 1994 Deodis Powell....................... 1995-96 Trevor Lang................................. 1997 Mark Leyenaar.................  1998-2001 Babafemi Odumeru.............. 2003-04 Shannon Smoot.................... 2006-08 Chris Thompkins (95)............... 2010

62

Mike Stosic.................................. 1997 Adam Sauers (97)............  1999-2000 Lawrence Tolson........................ 2002 Tyler DeChellis........................... 2007

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76

Pat Lines....................................... 1994 Pat Linberg.......................  1998-2001 Joe Setticase.......................... 2006-08 Chris Setticase............................ 2011

77

Keith Stewart........................ 1994-97 Bryan Mullins........................ 2005-06 Corey Konycki...................... 2007-10 A.J. Holderman (31)................... 2011

78

Odist Felder........................... 1994-97 Dan Zimmerman........................ 2000 Jason Edwards............................ 2001

79

Brian Cleary........................... 1994-97 Gus Alonso............................ 2003-06

94

Doug Ahlum.......................... 1994-95 Abu Sesay (66)............................ 1997 Chris Young (72).............  1999-2001 Clifton Jean-Jacques............ 2002-05

80

Tom Carchedi............................. 1995 Opio Gary (89).................  1999-2000 Rob Meyer.............................. 2003-05 Chris Molnar............................... 2007

95

Matt Grayson...................  1998-2001 Sean Crisman.............................. 2002 Ryan Catley................................. 2008 Chris Thompkins (61)............... 2011

64

Darrick Godbott......................... 1995 Robin Cole, Jr........................ 1996-99 John Meerdo.......................... 2000-03 Edgar Hunt............................ 2006-07 R.J. Cook (51)........................ 2009-10

81

Eric Dudek................................... 1994 Brent Hockenberry............... 2000-01 Chris Kozak........................... 2007-08 D.J. Zalewski......................... 2009-10

96

Brian Quaranta........................... 1994 Ken Pingatore............................. 2003 Eric Jewell.............................. 2005-07 Cory Nolton........................... 2010-11

65

Dave Coleman............................. 2007

66

Abu Sesay (63)............................ 1998 Kevin Wachhaus................... 2000-03 John Steilner......................... 2004-07 Nate Hargraves........................... 2011

82

Tim Matthews (84)..................... 1997 Thomas Grow............................. 1999 Ricky Daldo........................... 2001-03 Julian Ellison............................... 2007 Andrew Smith....................... 2010-11

97

Mark Cuda (57)........................... 1994 Paul Leonard............................... 1996 Jeff Stingi..................................... 1997 Adam Sauers (62)....................... 1998 Andy Walton......................... 2006-08

83

Paul Speier............................. 1996-98 Tyjuan Massey...................... 2002-05

67

Mark Baldino......................... 1994-96 Chris Roberts (98)................ 2008-09 Luke Sweeney.............................. 2011

84

Anthony West............................. 1996 Tim Matthews (82)..................... 1998 Sherrod Evers.............  2006, 2008-09

98

Jason Henley......................... 1994-95 Murray Poole....................  1996-2000 Eric Fontana................................ 2002 Matt Brunck (39)................... 2005-06 Mike Burkett.......................... 2007-09 Chris Roberts (67)...................... 2010

68

Eric Hendershot.................... 1995-98 Josh Gibson................................. 2003 A.J. Dalton (70)........................... 2010

85

Gary Gregory......................... 1995-98 Rob Quaranta........................ 2001-02 Michael Rogers (10)................... 2005

69

Joe Parlette (92).......................... 1995 Jon Consoli.................................. 2005 Brad Rodgers........................ 2008-11 Jon Bealles................................... 1994 Kevin Neill............................. 1995-96 Phil Rossomando (72)............... 2001 Colyn Haugh (73)....................... 2004 Bill Romango............................... 2007 Carlos Andrade (60)............ 2008-10

Jason Spencer....................... 1994-97 Isi Mataele.................................... 2001 Donald Zalewski......................... 2003 Jarvis Powers........................ 2004-06 Regis Flowers (94)................ 2007-08

John Bose..................................... 1994 Chris Riley........................  1999-2001 Jason Forrest......................... 2002-05 Richard Nagy......................... 2006-07 Connor Sullivan.................... 2010-11

70

86

99

87

Dwan Walker............................... 1997 Ryan Fulmer.....................  1999-2000 Stephen McNair.................... 2001-02

45 * Tim Hall................................. 1994-95 46

Todd Geissler........................ 1994-96 Doug Brandow............................ 1998 Andy Gill...........................  1999-2001 Jordan Potter.............................. 2007 John Melnick............................... 2011

47

Andy Dubinsky (54)................... 1995 Parrish Johnson.......................... 1997 Reggie Chambers............  1998-2001 Matt Daniel.................................. 2002 Jordan Howard..................... 2004-07

48

John O’Connell..................... 1995-98 James Noel............................ 2002-05

49

Marcus McCaleb......................... 1995 Elias Navarro (51)....................... 2007 Nick England......................... 2008-10

50

Nate List................................. 1994-97 Jonathan LeDonne (8)............... 2001

51

Matt Mihalyi................................ 2001 John Stanley................................ 2003 Elias Navarro (49)................. 2008-10 R.J. Cook (64).............................. 2011

52

Ed Sanchez.................................. 1994 Adam Thermann.................. 1995-98 William Weathers (55)............... 2000 Marc Anderson........................... 2002 Anthony Rada....................... 2005-06 Jonathan Krepps.................. 2008-11

53

Adam Kmetz............................... 1994 Vincent Romo.................   2003, 2005 Mark Szymanski (32)................. 2006 Vince Volpe................................. 2007 Steve Mitchell........................ 2009-11

54

Andy Dubinsky (47)............. 1996-98 Marlin Thrower................  1999-2001 Shola Fajemisin (18)............ 2002-03 Ray Gensler........................... 2004-06

55

Jack Whaley........................... 1994-97 William Weathers (52)......... 2001-03 James Murphy....................... 2007-09

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Year-by-Year Leaders Rushing Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Passing Att. Yards Avg. TD Long

Tim Hall................................. 154 Tim Hall................................. 239* Archie Wannamaker............ 90 Archie Wannamaker............ 198 Archie Wannamaker............ 139 Donald Dorsey...................... 181 Sam Dorsett.......................... 217 Sam Dorsett.......................... 195 Develand Campbell............. 104 Sam Dorsett.......................... 228 Devin Wilson......................... 173 Devin Wilson......................... 176 Brian Harden......................... 126 Myles Russ............................. 155 Myles Russ............................. 215 Myles Russ............................. 212 Myles Russ............................. 236 Deontae Howard.................. 98

1,336 1,572* 735 976 751 1,070 1,219 1,166 406 1,064 703 743 399 594 1,255 1,059 1,363 386

8.7* 6.6 8.2 4.9 5.4 5.9 5.6 6.0 3.9 4.7 4.1 4.2 3.2 3.8 5.8 5.0 5.8 3.9

11 16* 8 7 5 9 9 10 2 6 5 9 1 3 6 2 10 1

95t 82t 70 40 85t 67t 50t 36t 79 77t 33 48t 41 57 68t 60t 53 23

Receptions Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

382 407 512 507 540 634 514 661 395 415 763 899* 421 521 506 668 531 524

13.6 12.3 17.1 16.4 17.4 16.7 14.7 16.9 13.2 12.6 17.7 23.1* 12.6 14.9 14.9 14.2 12.3 10.3

7 4 6 6 6 7 7 6 2 3 7 10* 5 3 4 6 7 5

47 37 59 43 40t 94t 55t 67t 27t 36 93t 79t 65t 50 56 55t 35t 31

Receiving Yards 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

117 71 112 126 133 110 142 152 83 101 167* 108 157 135 144 78 128 116

1,723 52.0 911 48.6 1,420 53.8 1,717 49.6 1,726 55.2 1,461 56.4 1,925 53.2 2,110 56.9 1,195 49.4 1,451 52.3 2,601* 51.8 1,468 51.9 2,066 58.1 1,838 49.6 2,206 49.5 828 53.8 1,920 49.8 1,373 50.0

17 10 17 20 19 14 21 22* 5 10 20 15 19 12 18 9 22* 11

79t 68 59 56 94t 44t 65t 67t 74t 75t 93t 74t 65t 62t 81t 53t 67t 54

Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Rush Rec. PR KOR IR Yards

Tim Hall......................... 1,336 Tim Hall......................... 1,572 Archie Wannamaker.... 735 Archie Wannamaker.... 976 Donald Dorsey.............. 604 Donald Dorsey.............. 1,070 Sam Dorsett.................. 1,219 Sam Dorsett.................. 1,166 Stephen McNair............ 4 Sam Dorsett.................. 1,064 Dante Settles................. 61 Tyjuan Massey.............. 51 Mario Hines................... 21 Mario Hines................... 14 Myles Russ..................... 1,255 Myles Russ..................... 1,059 Myles Russ..................... 1,363 Anthony Coleman........ 0

460 0 0 0 1,796 333 0 0 0 1,905* 11 76 225 0 1,047 184 16 131 0 1,307 99 0 328 0 1,031 205 2 168 0 1,445 107 0 0 0 1,326 87 0 0 0 1,253 450 76 288 0 818 45 0 0 0 1,109 346 264 464 0 1,135 899 133 615 0 1,698 341 203 490 0 1,055 456 277 441 0 1,188 83 0 0 0 1,338 106 0 0 0 1,165 132 0 0 0 1,495 399 85 952 0 1,436

Scoring Yards Rec. Avg. TD Long

Tim Hall................................. 460 28 17.7 3 79t Drew Dorsey......................... 407 33 12.3 4 37 Fred Parker............................ 512 30 17.1 6 59 DeLonte Perkins................... 507 31 16.4 6 43 Fred Parker............................ 540 31 17.4 6 40t J.T. Kirk.................................. 634 38 16.7 7 94t Brent Hockenberry............... 624 34 18.4 8 65t Brent Hockenberry............... 661 39 16.9 6 67t Robb Butler........................... 459 29 15.8 0 68 Tyjuan Massey...................... 457 30 15.2 4 71t Tyjuan Massey...................... 763 43 17.7 7 93t Tyjuan Massey...................... 899* 39 23.1* 10* 79t Jarvis Powers........................ 421 31 12.6 5 65t Alvin Hill................................ 521 35 14.9 3 50 James O’Quinn...................... 622 27 23.0 6 81t Sherrod Evers........................ 668 47 14.2 6 60t Shadrae King......................... 531 43 12.3 7 35t Shadrae King......................... 524 51* 10.3 5 31

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Att. Cmp. Yards Pct. TD Long

Jake Newman................ 225 Jake Newman................ 146 Jake Newman................ 208 Jake Newman................ 254 Tim Levcik..................... 241 Tim Levcik..................... 195 Tim Levcik..................... 267 Tim Levcik..................... 267 Shawn Martin................ 168 Drew Geyer.................... 193 Drew Geyer.................... 361* Drew Geyer.................... 208 Erik Cwalinski............... 270 Erik Cwalinski............... 272 Erik Cwalinski............... 291 Jeff Sinclair.................... 145 Jeff Sinclair.................... 257 Jeff Sinclair.................... 232

All-Purpose No. Yards Avg. TD Long

Robert Frazier....................... 28 Drew Dorsey......................... 33 Fred Parker............................ 30 DeLonte Perkins................... 31 Fred Parker............................ 31 J.T. Kirk.................................. 38 Opio Gary.............................. 35 Brent Hockenberry............... 39 Rupert Rickards................... 30 Rupert Rickards................... 33 Tyjuan Massey...................... 43 Tyjuan Massey...................... 39 Jarvis Powers........................ 31 Alvin Hill................................ 35 Sherrod Evers........................ 34 Sherrod Evers........................ 47 Shadrae King......................... 43 Shadrae King......................... 51*

Year Name

Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Year Name

Pos.

Pts

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

RB RB RB WR PK PK PK RB WR RB PK PK RB PK PK PK PK RB PK

88 120* 56 48 51 74 73 66 18 18 39 69 68 42 45 40 64 66 58

Tim Hall............................................. Tim Hall............................................. Archie Wannamaker........................ Fred Parker........................................ Jeff Carlo........................................... Jeff Carlo........................................... Jeff Carlo........................................... Sam Dorsett...................................... Stephen McNair................................ Develand Campbell......................... Nathan DiLorenzo............................ Nathan DiLorenzo............................ Devin Wilson..................................... Nate DiLorenzo................................ Michael Walser.................................. Garrett Clawson............................... Garrett Clawson............................... Myles Russ......................................... Greg Langer.......................................

How Scored

14 TD; 2 PAT 20 TD 9 TD; 1 PAT 8 TD 6 FG; 33 PAT 12 FG; 38 PAT 11 FG; 40 PAT 11 TD 3 TD 3 TD 6 FG; 21 PAT 13 FG; 30 PAT 11 TD; 1 PAT 4 FG; 30 PAT 9 FG; 18 PAT 4 FG; 28 PAT 14 FG; 22 PAT 11 TD 12 FG; 22 PAT

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Kickoff Returns (Yardage Leaders) Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Tackles

No. Yards Avg. TD Long

Jeff Cohn............................... 10 Jeff Cohn............................... 11 Archie Wannamaker............ 8 Antoine Lee........................... 9 Donald Dorsey...................... 13 Antoine Lee........................... 13 Opio Gary.............................. 14 Corey Oaks............................ 14 Stephen McNair.................... 13 Tyjuan Massey...................... 14 Dante Settles......................... 18 Tyjuan Massey...................... 20 Mario Hines........................... 20 Mario Hines........................... 22 James O’Quinn...................... 14 Anthony Coleman................ 27 Anthony Coleman................ 34 Anthony Coleman................ 41*

219 258 225 271 328 227 369 296 288 353 464 615 490 441 320 240 708 952*

21.9 23.5 37.5* 30.1 25.2 17.5 26.4 21.1 22.2 25.2 25.8 30.8 24.5 20.0 22.9 20.3 20.8 23.2

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

38 32 85t 93t 58 26 75 30 49 94t 64 70 59 53 64 58 33 49

Punt Returns (Yardage Leaders) Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

130 112 212 245 173 120 229 60 90 134 264 133 203 277* 45 240 199 85

10.0 6.6 11.2 9.8 15.7 8.6 12.7 6.7 7.5 7.9 14.7 7.8 7.2 16.3* 3.2 8.6 15.3 4.2

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

22 29 28 43 31 32 36 20 34 24 56t 54 48t 52 22 37 37 30

Punting Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Solo Asst. Total Avg.

Piante Crew........................................... 39 Mike Cortes........................................... 30 Nate List................................................. 40 John O’Connell..................................... 57* John O’Connell..................................... 39 Ray Thomas.......................................... 35 Ray Thomas.......................................... 35 Reggie Chambers................................. 52 James Noel............................................ 50 James Noel............................................ 37 James Noel............................................ 51 James Noel............................................ 41 Jeff Rommes......................................... 34 Chad Wengert....................................... 43 Alex DiMichele...................................... 45 Alex DiMichele...................................... 50 Alex DiMichele...................................... 45 Cameron Chadwick............................. 32

39 42 49 40 41 36 45 56 58 70 64 66 41 69 71* 59 60 48

78 8.7 72 7.2 89 8.1 97 8.8 80 8.0 71 7.1 80 8.0 108 12.0* 108 10.8 107 10.7 115 10.5 107 10.7 75 6.8 112 11.2 116* 11.6 109 9.9 105 9.5 80 7.3

Interceptions

No. Yards Avg. TD Long

Brian Dunn............................ 13 Brian Dunn............................ 17 Brian Dunn............................ 19 Brian Dunn............................ 25 Nick Downs........................... 11 Nick Downs........................... 14 Nick Downs........................... 18 Corey Oaks............................ 6 Corey Oaks............................ 12 Tyjuan Massey...................... 17 Dante Settles......................... 18 Tyjuan Massey...................... 17 Mario Hines........................... 28* Mario Hines........................... 17 Chris Kozak........................... 14 Anthony Coleman................ 28* Evan Taylor........................... 13 Anthony Coleman................ 20

Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

No. Yards Avg. TD Long

Piante Crew........................... 5 Nate List................................. 5 Brian Dunn............................ 4 Brian Dunn............................ 7* Derry Williams...................... 3 Nick Downs........................... 5 Nick Downs........................... 7* Corey Oaks............................ 3 Corey Oaks............................ 7* Mike Niklos............................ 6 Josh Marino........................... 6 James Kazil........................... 3 Mike Niklos............................ 5 James Kazil........................... 3 Mike Niklos............................ 3 Michael Landers................... 5 Rolf Bathold.......................... 3 Elias Navarro......................... 3 Michael Landers................... 5 Alex Tarr................................ 2

28 52 50 92 17 0 174 9 130 53 41 39 23 9 0 41 80 47 66 39

5.6 10.4 12.5 13.1 5.7 0.0 24.9 3.0 18.6 8.8 6.8 13.0 4.6 3.0 0.0 8.2 26.7 15.7 13.2 19.5

0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

23 42t 37 37 17 3 58t 9 59t 28t 35 21 23 9 0 24 49 47 41 39

No. Yards Avg. I20 Long

Jon Mihalik............................ 42 Chris Longo........................... 56 Chris Longo........................... 45 Chris Longo........................... 44 Chris Longo........................... 38 Michael Schmitt.................... 21 Jeff Carlo............................... 20 Jeff Carlo............................... 31 Michael Schlaepfer............... 60 Michael Schlaepfer............... 56 Michael Schlaepfer............... 54 Michael Walser...................... 38 Michael Walser...................... 52 Nick Schirtzinger................. 61 Nick Schirtzinger................. 53 Nick Schirtzinger................. 63* Nick Schirtzinger................. 53 Tony LaMancusa.................. 58

1,510 1,863 1,653 1,746 1,579 670 732 1,082 2,240 1,858 1,926 1,328 1,751 2,524* 2,125 2,468 2,173 2,022

36.0 33.3 36.7 39.7 41.6* 31.9 36.6 34.9 37.3 33.2 35.7 34.9 33.7 41.4 40.1 39.2 41.0 34.9

0 0 3 12 6 3 3 8 7 16 15 8 12 16 9 21* 18 6

68 56 59 77 66 56 53 62 62 71 66 61 57 69 60 74 66 49

Sacks Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

No. Yards TFL Yards

Fred Manalac......................................... 8 58 10 63 Fred Manalac......................................... 5 43 7 51 John O’Connell..................................... 7 44 10 63 Jason Spencer....................................... 11* 54 13 61 Matt Grayson........................................ 7.5 32 11 53 Brad Kirit............................................... 7.5 54 12 66 Brad Kirit............................................... 5 33 5 33 Matt Grayson........................................ 2.5 19 8.5 37 Jonathan LeDonne............................... 2.5 17 5.5 26 Will Weathers........................................ 5.5 34 12 43 Babafemi Odumeru............................. 5 28 9 37 Ray Gensler........................................... 7.5 56 13 70 James Noel............................................ 4.5 23 7.5 26 Ray Gensler........................................... 11* 89* 17.5 106* Mark Szymanski................................... 7 42 15 61 Adam Lawrence.................................... 3.5 24 9 32 Adam Lawrence.................................... 5.5 32 12.5 44 Nolan Nearhoof.................................... 5.5 19 6 22 Nolan Nearhoof.................................... 7.5 47 12.5 59

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Year-by-Year Results 1994

1998

Record: 7-1-1 • Home: 4-0 • 3-1-1 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 3 @ Waynesburg Sept. 10 Monmouth Sept. 17 @ Central Conn. State Sept. 24 Gannon Oct. 8 Duquesne Oct. 15 @ Wagner Oct. 29 @ Saint Francis Nov. 5 Bethany Nov. 12 @ Mercyhurst

W, 24-19 W, 26-19 W, 24-17 W, 28-0 W, 28-6 L, 21-38 T, 14-14 W, 38-14 W, 37-27

Att. Stadium

2,275 5,335 2,745 3,330 8,016 5,346 1,178 4,102 1,001

College Field Moon Stadium Arute Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Fischer Field Pine Bowl Moon Stadium Veterans Stadium

1995

Sept. 2 Waynesburg Sept. 9 @ Monmouth Sept. 16 @ Duquesne Sept. 30 Central Conn. State Oct. 6 @ Gannon Oct. 14 Wagner Oct. 21 Mercyhurst Oct. 28 @ Towson State Nov. 4 @ Bethany Nov. 11 Saint Francis

W, 41-6 L, 13-16 W, 38-20 W, 45-3 L, 29-30 W, 18-16 L, 19-21 L, 14-34 W, 32-7 W, 21-6

Date Opponent Score

Sept. 5 @ Buffalo State Sept. 12 @ Dayton Sept. 26 Central Conn. State * Oct. 3 @ Wagner * Oct. 10 Valparaiso Oct. 17 Sacred Heart * Oct. 24 Monmouth * Nov. 7 @ Saint Francis * Nov. 14 New Haven Nov. 21 @ Duquesne

L, 20-30 L, 22-31 W, 42-17 W, 42-17 L, 17-19 W, 44-7 L, 26-27 W, 35-3 L, 24-26 L, 22-24

Att. Stadium

762 4,376 2,673 1,194 1,649 1,081 1,258 819 1,192 2,872

Coyer Field Welcome Stadium Moon Stadium Fischer Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Pine Bowl Moon Stadium Rooney Field

1999

Record: 6-4 • 4-1 • 2-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Record: 4-6 (4-1 NEC) • 2-3 • 2-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Att. Stadium

2,275 3,246 4,267 3,526 1,668 483 2,322 3,588 796 1,109

Moon Stadium Kessler Field Rooney Field Moon Stadium Veterans Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Minnegan Stadium Rine Field Moon Stadium

1996

Record: 8-2 (7-0 NEC) • 5-0 • 3-2 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 4 @ Buffalo State Sept. 11 Dayton Sept. 18 @ Valparaiso Sept. 25 @ Central Conn. State * Oct. 2 Wagner * Oct. 16 Sacred Heart * Oct. 23 @ Monmouth * Oct. 30 @ Albany * Nov. 6 Saint Francis * Nov. 20 Stony Brook *

L, 20-32 W, 34-7 L, 13-17 W, 27-24 W, 23-21 W, 48-0 W, 34-16 W, 30-20 W, 49-0 W, 50-19

Att. Stadium

904 3,959 2,009 875 4,126 2,231 3,266 4,824 5,348 2,572

Coyer Field Moon Stadium Brown Stadium Willow Brook Park Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Kessler Field University Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium

Record: 9-2 (3-1 NEC) • 5-0 • 4-2 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

2000

Date Opponent Score

Record: 10-0 (8-0 NEC) • 5-0 • 5-0 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Sept. 7 @ Mercyhurst Sept. 14 Butler Sept. 21 Towson State Sept. 28 @ Central Conn. State * Oct. 5 Gannon Oct. 12 @ Dayton Oct. 26 Monmouth * Nov. 2 @ Wagner * Nov. 9 @ Saint Francis * Nov. 16 C.W. Post Nov. 23 @ Duquesne #

W, 20-0 W, 38-0 W, 7-0 W, 35-13 W, 40-7 L, 21-31 W, 43-6 L, 35-38 W, 16-15 W, 35-6 W, 28-26

Att. Stadium

1,850 2,116 3,756 1,875 2,944 7,364 2,681 551 475 964 4,321

Mercyhurst Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Arute Field Moon Stadium Welcome Stadium Moon Stadium Fischer Field Pine Bowl Moon Stadium Rooney Field

Date Opponent Score

Sept. 2 Buffalo State Sept. 16 Monmouth * Sept. 30 @ Saint Francis * Oct. 7 St. John’s * Oct. 14 @ Dayton Oct. 21 Central Conn. State * Oct. 28 @ Wagner * Nov. 4 @ Sacred Heart * Nov. 11 Albany * Nov. 18 @ Stony Brook *

Att. Stadium

W, 30-20 2,151 W, 23-7 1,004 W, 63-0 1,231 W, 43-6 2,867 W, 17-13 9,615 W, 41-3 1,259 W, 38-31 (OT) 1,782 W, 31-20 1,236 W, 43-34 3,346 W, 36-6 499

Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Pine Bowl Moon Stadium Welcome Stadium Moon Stadium Wagner Stadium Campus Field Moon Stadium Seawolves Field

1997 Record: 8-3 (4-0 NEC) • 3-2 • 5-1 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 6 Buffalo State Sept. 13 @ Butler Sept. 20 Dayton Sept. 27 @ Central Conn. State * Oct. 4 Wagner * Oct. 18 @ Towson State Oct. 25 @ Monmouth * Nov. 1 Mercyhurst Nov. 8 Saint Francis * Nov. 15 @ Gannon Nov. 22 @ Georgetown #

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W, 35-23 W, 26-21 L, 13-16 W, 44-21 W, 21-9 L, 30-33 W, 41-20 L, 10-17 W, 34-7 W, 17-13 W, 35-13

Att. Stadium

1,856 3,410 2,336 860 3,448 3,525 2,311 921 1,555 500 931

Moon Stadium Butler Bowl Moon Stadium Arute Field Moon Stadium Minnegan Stadium Kessler Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Veterans Stadium Kehoe Field

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2001

2005

Record: 6-3 (6-1 NEC) • 3-2 • 3-1 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 1 @ Buffalo State Sept. 8 Dayton Sept. 22 Sacred Heart * Sept. 29 Saint Francis * Oct. 13 @ St. John’s * Oct. 20 @ Central Conn. State * Oct. 27 Wagner * Nov. 3 Stony Brook * Nov. 10 @ Albany * Nov. 24 @ Monmouth *

L, 27-33 L, 9-37 L, 31-44 W, 41-7 W, 28-0 W, 38-18 W, 49-30 W, 45-19 W, 42-31 cancelled

Att. Stadium

1,723 1,329 936 2,119 614 2,015 1,114 2,236 1,769

Coyer Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium DaSilva Field Arute Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium University Field

2002

Date Opponent Score

Sept. 3 @ Duquesne Sept. 17 Butler Sept. 24 @ Rowan Oct. 1 Saint Francis * Oct. 8 Wagner * Oct. 15 @ Central Conn. State * Oct. 22 @ Monmouth * Oct. 29 Stony Brook * Nov. 5 @ Albany * Nov. 12 Sacred Heart *

L, 12-23 W, 49-13 L, 28-35 (OT) L, 28-35 W, 38-30 L, 14-21 L, 0-14 L, 37-38 L, 17-20 L, 20-27

Att. Stadium

4,861 3,516 2,713 3,784 1,604 1,268 1,882 1,439 1,875 1,231

Rooney Field Joe Walton Stadium John Page Field Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Arute Field Kessler Field Joe Walton Stadium University Field Joe Walton Stadium

2006

Record: 3-7 (2-5 NEC) • 3-1 • 0-6 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 7 Buffalo State Sept. 14 @ Dayton Sept. 21 Central Conn. State * Sept. 28 Monmouth * Oct. 5 @ Sacred Heart * Oct. 12 @ Wagner * Oct. 26 @ Gannon Nov. 2 Albany * Nov. 9 @ Stony Brook * Nov. 16 @ Saint Francis *

Record: 2-8 (1-6 NEC) • 2-3 • 0-5 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

W, 41-12 L, 10-24 W, 14-0 W, 15-10 L, 0-34 L, 0-29 L, 21-49 L, 7-32 L, 13-23 L, 7-14 (OT)

Att. Stadium

1,238 4,369 1,033 1,974 2,417 1,083 1,000 938 4,672 707

Moon Stadium Welcome Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Campus Field Wagner Stadium Gannon Field Moon Stadium LaValle Stadium Pine Bowl

Record: 7-4 (5-2 NEC) • 2-3 • 5-1 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 2 @ Dayton L, 14-21 Sept. 9 Duquesne L, 7-27 Sept. 16 @ Butler W, 35-14 Sept. 23 Rowan W, 21-0 Sept. 30 @ Saint Francis * W, 45-13 Oct. 7 @ Wagner * W, 14-10 Oct. 14 #19 Central Conn. State * W, 23-17 (2 OT) Oct. 21 Monmouth * L, 7-16 Oct. 28 @ Stony Brook * W, 21-6 Nov. 4 Albany * L, 6-16 Nov. 11 @ Sacred Heart * W, 41-21

Att. Stadium

3,719 3,246 1,536 1,642 1,394 3,204 2,843 2,143 1,893 2,148 1,836

Welcome Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Butler Bowl Joe Walton Stadium DeGol Field Wagner Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium LaValle Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Campus Field

2003 Record: 6-4 (4-3 NEC) • 3-1 • 3-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

2007

Date Opponent Score

Record: 4-6 (3-3 NEC) • 2-3 • 2-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton $

Sept. 6 @ Buffalo State Sept. 13 @ Monmouth * Sept. 20 @ Saint Peter’s Sept. 27 Saint Francis * Oct. 4 Stony Brook * Oct. 11 @ Central Conn. State * Oct. 18 Sacred Heart * Oct. 25 Wagner * Nov. 8 @ Albany * Nov. 15 @ Duquesne

W, 33-23 L, 10-17 W, 31-24 W, 36-6 W, 23-20 W, 27-17 L, 20-24 W, 31-28 L, 7-27 L, 28-33

Att. Stadium

1,445 2,106 523 1,317 1,638 1,946 1,033 1,008 1,270 4,219

Coyer Field Kessler Field Bill Cochrane Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Arute Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium University Field Rooney Field

2004 Record: 6-5 (3-4 NEC) • 4-3 • 2-2 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 4 Buffalo State Sept. 11 Duquesne Sept. 18 Monmouth * Sept. 25 @ Saint Francis * Oct. 2 @ Stony Brook * Oct. 9 Central Conn. State * Oct. 16 Dayton Oct. 23 @ Wagner * Oct. 30 Saint Peter’s Nov. 6 Albany * Nov. 13 @ Sacred Heart *

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W, 47-10 W, 34-14 L, 27-29 W, 28-10 W, 31-24 L, 21-34 L, 12-29 L, 17-20 W, 23-12 W, 34-7 L, 3-24

Date Opponent Score

Sept. 1 Dayton Sept. 8 @ Monmouth * Sept. 15 Saint Francis * Sept. 22 @ Morehead State Sept. 29 VMI Oct. 6 Wagner * Oct. 13 @ Central Conn. State * Oct. 20 @ Duquesne Nov. 3 @ Albany * Nov. 10 Sacred Heart *

L, 12-23 W, 20-17 W, 28-14 W, 9-8 L, 13-40 L, 13-20 L, 10-16 L, 14-17 L, 17-45 W, 41-31

Att. Stadium

2,246 2,444 1,784 4,719 2,157 2,895 3,349 1,311 2,283 1,368

Joe Walton Stadium Kessler Field Joe Walton Stadium Jayne Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Arute Field Rooney Field University Field Joe Walton Stadium

$ Dan Radakovich served as interim head coach in RMU’s 20-17 victory @ Monmouth (9/8/07) in the place of the absent Joe Walton

Att. Stadium

1,168 4,152 1,034 910 5,740 1,872 1,573 2,211 1,019 1,024 1,662

Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Pine Bowl LaValle Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Wagner Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Campus Field

2008 Record: 5-6 (4-3 NEC) • 3-3 • 2-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 6 Morehead State Sept. 13 Bucknell Sept. 20 @ Dayton Sept. 27 Monmouth * Oct. 4 @ Sacred Heart * Oct. 11 Duquesne * Oct. 18 @ Bryant Oct. 25 @ Wagner * Nov. 1 Central Conn. State * Nov. 8 Albany * Nov. 15 @ Saint Francis *

W, 27-13 L, 14-17 L, 14-31 L, 26-34 L, 28-31 W, 34-27 L, 7-20 W, 35-3 W, 27-14 L, 7-41 W, 35-20

Att. Stadium

1,763 2,347 3,595 1,553 3,019 3,942 5,630 1,013 1,078 1,021 943

Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Welcome Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Campus Field Joe Walton Stadium Bulldog Stadium Wagner Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium DeGol Field

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2009 Record: 5-6 (5-3 NEC) • 3-2 • 2-4 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date Opponent Score

Sept. 5 @ VMI Sept. 12 @ Bucknell Sept. 19 Dayton Sept. 26 Bryant * Oct. 3 @ Duquesne * Oct. 10 @ Central Conn. State * Oct. 17 Saint Francis * Oct. 31 Sacred Heart * Nov. 7 @ Albany * Nov. 14 Wagner * Nov. 21 @ Monmouth *

L, 13-14 L, 23-26 L, 14-21 L, 13-20 L, 20-34 L, 21-42 W, 28-0 W, 9-7 W, 13-10 W, 37-10 W, 23-9

Att. Stadium

6,084 4,172 2,455 1,442 2,577 2,654 1,647 1,024 2,518 1,279 1,291

Foster Stadium Mathewson Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Rooney Field Arute Field Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium University Field Joe Walton Stadium Kessler Field

2011 Record: 2-9 (2-6 NEC) • 1-4 • 1-5 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

2010

Date Opponent Score

Record: 8-3 (7-1 NEC) • 5-0 • 3-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Sept. 3 Dayton Sept. 10 @ #24 Liberty Sept. 17 @ Morgan State Oct. 1 @ Monmouth * Oct. 8 Saint Francis * Oct. 15 @ Albany * Oct. 22 Bryant * Oct. 29 Sacred Heart * Nov. 5 @ Central Conn. State * Nov. 12 Wagner * Nov. 19 @ Duquesne *

Date Opponent Score

Sept. 4 @ Dayton Sept. 11 @ Sacred Heart * Sept. 18 #15 Liberty Sept. 25 @ Wagner * Oct. 2 @ Saint Francis * Oct. 9 Monmouth * Oct. 16 Albany * Oct. 30 Duquesne * Nov. 6 Central Conn. State * Nov. 13 @ Bryant * Nov. 27 @ #25 North Dakota State %

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L, 14-28 W, 35-31 W, 30-23 W, 30-9 W, 35-14 W, 17-16 W, 38-0 W, 34-11 W, 42-24 L, 21-27 L, 17-43

Att. Stadium

3,377 2,076 2,893 2,410 2,338 2,104 3,078 2,873 2,789 2,207 12,202

Welcome Stadium Campus Field Joe Walton Stadium Wagner Stadium DeGol Field Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Bulldog Stadium Fargodome

L, 13-19 L, 7-38 L, 12-13 W, 23-20 W, 45-14 L, 17-28 L, 27-34 L, 15-27 L, 24-31 L, 17-38 L, 10-45

Att. Stadium

1,981 15,805 4,782 2,896 4,384 5,878 1,932 1,514 2,125 2,237 2,410

Joe Walton Stadium Williams Stadium Hughes Stadium Kessler Field Joe Walton Stadium University Field Joe Walton Stadium Joe Walton Stadium Arute Field Joe Walton Stadium Rooney Field

Note: Opponent rankings according to The Sports Network * NEC Game  |  # ECAC Bowl  |  % FCS Playoffs

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Robert Morris Athletic Hall of Fame The Robert Morris University Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1991 to honor those who have made an outstanding contribution to Robert Morris athletics. Nominations are solicited and individuals selected by the Hall of Fame Committee. Players, coaches and administrators are eligible for selection five years after they have concluded their career at Robert Morris, and each year a veteran’s choice is selected for induction. A veteran’s choice is an individual that has concluded their career for at least 20 years.   The Robert Morris football program has had 11 former student-athletes inducted into the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame.   To read and learn more about any of the former student-athletes, coaches or administrators in the Robert Morris University Athletic Hall of Fame, or if you would like to nominate a former studentathlete, coach or administrator, please visit the official website of Colonial athletics at www.rmucolonials.com.

Football Players in the Robert Morris University Athletic Hall of Fame

Nate List (1994-97) Linebacker Induction Year: 2003

Tim Hall (1994-95) Running Back Induction Year: 1998 The team’s inaugural running back, Hall established every rushing record at Robert Morris in his two years on the team, rushing for 2,908 yards on his career, which now ranks third all-time, and a single-season record 1,572 yards in 1995. His 278 yards against Bethany Nov. 5, 1994, stands as the single-game record. Hall established the NCAA FCS record by averaging 8.7 yards per carry in 1994, and in 1995 he was named an NCAA I-AA All-American according to The Associated Press. He passed away in September of 1998.

List was a fouryear starter for the Colonial football team at linebacker and held the Robert Morris record for career tackles with 309 before former linebacker James Noel (2002-05) eclipsed it in 2004. A native of Industry, Pa., and a member of the ECAC Bowl winning teams in 1996 and 1997 (victories over Duquesne and Georgetown), List owns the longest touchdown in school history, a 97-yard interception return for a score at Dayton in 1996. List was named an All-American by Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette three times, one of only two Colonials ever to earn the award that many times. An All-NEC pick in both 1996 and 1997, List also earned All-ECAC accolades in 1995, 1996 and 1997.

Brian Dunn (1994-97)

Jake Newman (1994-97)

Defensive Back Induction Year: 2003

Quarterback Induction Year: 2004

A native of Havorford, Pa., Dunn owns the Robert Morris singlegame, single-season and career records for interceptions as a four-year starter at free safety for the Colonials. In a 28-6 victory over Duquesne at Moon Stadium Oct. 8, 1994, Dunn finished with three interceptions, which stands as the single-game school record. As a senior in 1997, Dunn established the single-season record for interceptions with seven, a record that has since been tied twice. On his career, Dunn finished with 19 picks. He also owns the school record for career punt return yards (711). Dunn was named to the All-ECAC team in 1995 and was a second team All-American by Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette in 1996. An AllNEC selection in both 1996 and 1997, Dunn was a first team All-American by the Football Gazette and All-ECAC pick in 1997.

A native of Powell, Ohio, Newman served as RMU’s inaugural quarterback from 1994 to 1997, leading the Colonials to a pair of Northeast Conference championships and a pair of ECAC Bowl victories (1996 and 1997). Newman owns the RMU record for career starts with 38, in which he posted a record of 28-9-1 (.750), the best mark by an RMU quarterback. Over his four years, Newman completed 426 of his 833 passing attempts (51.1 percent) for 5,771 yards and ranks second all-time at Robert Morris with 64 career touchdown passes.

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John O’Connell (1995-98) Linebacker Induction Year: 2004 O’Connell finished his four-year career as a linebacker for Robert Morris with 272 tackles, which ranks sixth in the Colonial career record book. He also produced 10.5 career sacks, which ranks just outside the top 10 all-time at RMU. A native of Ronkonkoma, N.Y., O’Connell was named to the All-Northeast Conference First Team and the Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette All-America First Team in both 1996 and 1997.

Hank Fraley (1996-99) Offensive Line Induction Year: 2006 Fraley was a three-year starter for Robert Morris on the offensive line and was a 10-year veteran of the National Football League (NFL). An All-Northeast Conference selection at offensive tackle in 1997, 1998 and 1999, Fraley helped guide RMU to NEC Championships each of those years as well as the 1999 MidMajor National Championship according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette. He became just the second Colonial football player in school history to have his jersey number retired, as his No. 75 was enshrined prior to RMU’s game against Sacred Heart Sept. 22, 2011. A native of Gaithersburg, Md., Fraley started at center for the Philadelphia Eagles for five seasons from 2001 to 2005 and spent 10 years in the NFL. He also started three straight years at center for the Cleveland Browns from 2006 to 2008 and also spent time with the St. Louis Rams during his career.

Brian Cleary (1994-97) Offensive Line Induction Year: 2008 A native of Glassport, Pa., Cleary was a four-year letterwinner for the Colonials as a member of the offensive line. He started 38 career games from 1994 to 1997 at either offensive guard or tackle. An All-

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Tim Levcik (1998-2001) Quarterback Induction Year: 2008 Arguably the greatest quarterback to don a Colonial uniform in RMU’s short history, Levcik owns almost every passing record in the Robert Morris record book. A native of Ford Cliff, Pa., Levcik owns RMU career records for completions (537), attempts (970), passing yards (7,222) and touchdown passes (76). His 22 touchdown passes as a senior in 2001 stands as the single-season school mark, while he owns three of the top five totals for passing yards in a game. His career high came in a 45-19 victory over Stony Brook (11/3/01), when he passed for 363 yards, a total that stood as the single-game record until being broken in 2003. A two-time NEC Offensive Player of the Year (2000, 2001) as well as the 1998 NEC Offensive Newcomer of the Year, Levcik led the Colonials to a 26-10 (.722) record over his four seasons as the starting quarterback, including a perfect 10-0 record in 2000.

Sam Dorsett (1999-2003) Running Back Induction Year: 2009 A native of Hollywood, Fla., Dorsett served as RMU’s all-time leading rusher for seven years with 3,847 yards before it was eclipsed by former running back Myles Russ (2007-10) in 2010. He still owns career records for rushing touchdowns (29) and 100-yard rushing games (19). A three-time All-Northeast Conference selection (2000, 2001, 2003), Dorsett was also a three-time I-AA Mid-Major AllAmerican according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette and was a member of the 2001 I-AA Mid-Major All-America Team according to The Sports Network. As an assistant coach for the football program at Robert Morris

since 2007, Dorsett was instrumental in helping Russ become the program’s all-time leading rusher in 2010.

Nick Downs (1997-2000) Defensive Back Induction Year: 2010 A four-year letterwinner as a member of the Robert Morris secondary from 1997 to 2000, Downs was a part of RMU’s ECAC Bowl win over Georgetown in 1997 and a member of two I-AA Mid-Major National Championship teams (1999, 2000) according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette. A native of Hughesville, Md., Downs ranks second all-time at Robert Morris with 14 career interceptions and during RMU’s undefeated season in 2000 tied the single-season school mark with seven. Downs returned four of his 14 career interceptions for touchdowns, the most in school history, and over his four years with the program the Colonials posted an overall record of 30-11 (.732).

Ray Thomas (1997-2000) Defensive Back Induction Year: 2012 The third member of the Robert Morris secondary to join the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame, Thomas was a four-year letterwinner from 1997 to 2000. He was a part of RMU’s ECAC Bowl win over Georgetown in 1997 as well as a member of a pair of I-AA Mid-Major National Championship teams (1999, 2000) according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette. Thomas led the Colonials in tackles in both 1999 and 2000, finishing with 71 and 80 takedowns, respectively. Over his four-year career, Thomas compiled 240 tackles, which ranks 10th all-time at RMU. A native of Jamaica, N.Y., Thomas earned All-Northeast Conference First Team honors in both 1999 and 2000 and also added career totals of five forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries and three interceptions. He will be enshrined as part of the 22nd annual class of the RMU Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012.

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RMU Athletic Hall of Fame Members Name

Class Sport/Position

Jim Baughman............................... 2005

Track & Field

Years

1996-00

Name

Class Sport/Position

Stephanie Kuhn........................... 2012

Track & Field

Years

2004-07

JoAnn Beatty................................ 1998 Basketball

1987-89

John Kuziel................................... 2005 Basketball

1964-66

Megan Bell..................................... 2011 Volleyball

2002-05

Rachel Leitch................................ 2010 Volleyball

2001-04

Andre Boyd................................... 2002 Basketball

1987-91

Richard Lesnak............................ 1998

Tony Bunbury.............................. 1996

1985-89

Tim Levcik.................................... 2008 Football

Kali Byers...................................... 2011 Softball

2003-06

Laura Lindak-Murray.................. 1999 Basketball

1989-94

Ricky Cannon............................... 2010 Basketball

1989-92

Nate List......................................... 2003 Football

1994-97

Donna Chiodo.............................. 1996 Tennis

1980-84

Don Mackey *............................... 2010 Basketball

1963-65

Brian Cleary.................................. 2008 Football

1994-97

Damian Mackman........................ 2011 Golf

2001-05

Roco Coniglio............................... 1997

Bowling Coach

1963-98

Jonathan Marshall....................... 2011 Basketball

1970-72

Dr. Bruce Corrie........................... 2011

Athletic Director

1994-2000

Molly McMann.............................. 2002 Volleyball

1991-94

Soccer/Track & Field

Athletic Director

1965-72 1998-2001

Earl Cureton.................................. 1991 Basketball

1975-77

Bart Mease..................................... 2004 Golf

1995-99

Buddy DeLuca.............................. 1997 Bowling

1969-73

Keri Meyer..................................... 2012 Softball

2003-06

1985-90

Darcey Miller................................ 2012 Volleyball

2001-04

Anthony Dickens........................ 1995 Basketball Lauren Dickinson........................ 2007 Softball

1999-2002

Kelli Miller-Dimidjian................. 2004 Softball

1990-93

Genita Dickey............................... 2006

1997-2001

Brianne Morgan *......................... 2002 Softball

1997-98

Track & Field

Rhian Dodds................................. 2011 Soccer

1998-2002

Sandy Matich-Veseleny.............. 1997 Basketball

1977-81

Sam Dorsett.................................. 2009 Football

1999-2003

Kim Mong-Main............................ 1992 Basketball

1981-85

Nicole Downing........................... 2010

Track & Field

2001-05

Jodee Muskovich......................... 2006 Rowing

1996-2000

Nick Downs................................... 2010 Football

1997-2000

Gene Nabors................................. 2005 Basketball

1995-00

Katie Dugan.................................. 2008 Soccer

1999-2002

Jake Newman............................... 2004 Football

1994-97

Brian Dunn.................................... 2003 Football

1994-97

Katie Noble.................................... 2008 Volleyball

Jarrett Durham............................. 2009

1984-96

John O’Connell............................. 2004 Football

1995-98

Cleve Edwards............................. 2007 Basketball

1967-69

Tom Parks..................................... 1993 Basketball

1979-83

Bob Erwin...................................... 1993

1968-92

Marco Patitucci............................ 2010 Soccer

Troy Fabiano................................ 2001 Soccer

1990-93

Jarrad Pencek............................... 2008

Joe Falletta.................................... 2004 Basketball

1988-92

Doug Petras................................... 2000 Soccer

Heather Ferrari-Urbansky......... 2000 Softball

1991-94

Kristen Pries................................. 2006 Rowing

Hank Fraley.................................. 2006 Football

1996-99

Craig Prosser................................ 1995 Basketball

1972-74

Kathy Frederick........................... 1995 Basketball

1984-88

Tera Prosser-Howe...................... 1999 Softball

1991-94

Matt Furjanic................................ 2007

1979-84

John Rech...................................... 1993 Golf

1964-68

Don Genalo................................... 1991 Bowling

1977-80

Lee Repasky.................................. 1996 Basketball

1983-87

Forest Grant.................................. 1996 Basketball

1980-84

Maebeth Schalles......................... 2002 Basketball

1989-93

Jackie Gray.................................... 2000

1991-93

Erica Schwanke-List.................... 2003 Softball

1995-98

1994-95

Musa Shannon.............................. 2002 Soccer

1990-94

1980-84

Chris Shovlin................................ 2012

Basketball Coach WBB / Volleyball Coach, IM

Basketball Coach

Track & Field

Tim Hall *...................................... 1998 Football Chipper Harris............................. 1995 Basketball Courtney Haase........................... 2006 Rowing

1998-2002

Track & Field

Play-by-Play Announcer

Nicole Snyder............................... 2006 Rowing

1999-2002

1991-94 1999-2002 1990-93 1996-2000

1987-present 1997-2001

Ron Hightower............................. 1998 Basketball

1970-72

Paul Snyder................................... 2008 Golf

1983-86

Bill Hodge *................................... 2010

Track & Field Coach

1995-99

Jennifer Stankewicz-Rochford. 2007 Tennis

1993-97

Dr. Susan Hofacre *.................... 2005

Athletic Director

2000-05

Christine Suto............................... 1993 Tennis

1983-87

Sheri Horvath-Scanlon............... 2009 Basketball

1994-97

Dan Swalga.................................... 2006

1978-91

Chris Hultquist............................. 2009 Soccer

1992-95

Wade Timmerson........................ 2007 Basketball

Cory Hunt...................................... 2003

1991-95

Ray Thomas.................................. 2012 Football

Elise James.................................... 2005 Basketball

1996-00

Kristie Tuxford............................ 2001 Volleyball

1992-95

Perry Johnson.............................. 2009 Basketball

1967-69

Steve Uhing................................... 1994

1985-89

1969-71

Myron Walker............................... 1999 Basketball

1990-94

Mark Wallace................................ 2005 Tennis

1992-95

Track & Field

Dwight Kenner............................. 2006 Basketball Katie Kirsten................................. 2006 Rowing

1997-2001

Basketball Coach

Cross Country / Track

1988-92 1997-2000

John Kowalski.............................. 2000

Soccer Coach

1989-96

Missy Walls................................... 1997 Basketball

1981-85

Gus Krop *..................................... 1991

Basketball Coach

1963-76

Tom Underman............................ 1992 Basketball

1981-85

Note: Names in bold italics members of RMU Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2012  |  * deceased

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2012 Robert Morris Support Staff

Front Row (l-r): Amanda Chaffo (Athletic Training Student), Chris Nieves (Athletic Training Student), Matt Sennott (Athletic Training Student), Mike Vittorino (Head Athletic Trainer), Geoff Zonn (Athletic Training Graduate Assistant), Erica Gadelmeyer (Assistant Athletic Trainer), Bobbie Jo Belus (Football Office Coordinator) Back Row (l-r): Brittany Paterniti (Athletic Training Student), Ray Butter (Head Equipment Manager), Max Witten (Equipment Room), Andrew Sandora (Equipment Room), Angelo Robinson (Equipment Room)

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Ray Butter

Mike Vittorino

(Football Office Coordinator)

(Head Equipment Manager)

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Robert Morris University Sports Medicine Robert Morris University athletes receive medical care provided by the University’s athletic training staff and various physicians throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area and surrounding community. Colonial athletes receive care in three athletic training rooms, one in the Charles L. Sewall Center, one in Joe Walton Stadium and the other at the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center. Medical care is coordinated by head athletic trainer Michael Vittorino and assistant athletic trainers Jason Daley, Erica Gadelmeyer, Stacy Ogden and Emily Tong. The staff

Dr. Tanya Hagen

Weekly sports medicine clinics are held by one of the sports medicine physicians. The clinic is staffed by head team physician Dr. Tanya Hagen, professor in family practice and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Tom McConnell visits the University two times a week to administer rehab. Services of the physicians in Moon Township are used in the form of Dr. Rodney Fedorchak (dentistry), Dr. Ed Carnvale (podiatry) and the West Hills Vision Center, under the direction of Joe Udvari.

is dedicated to providing all aspects of prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.

Tom McConnell

Dr. Rodney Fedorchak

Joe Udvari

Dr. Ed Carnvale

Robert Morris University Department Of Athletics Mission Statement The Department of Athletics at Robert Morris University provides opportunities for our student-athletes to receive a quality experience both in the classroom and in intercollegiate athletic competition. Athletics enhances the intellectual, social, and personal development of our student-athletes, helping them to grow through their experience at the University and to prepare for meaningful careers and lives. Toward this purpose, the Department of Athletics promotes academic achievement, good sporting and ethical conduct, and equitable opportunity for students and staff, including women and minorities. The guiding principle of the University is to focus on academics first; therefore we view our successes based not on wins and losses but as linked to the educational mission of the University and the welfare of our student-athletes.

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RMU Department of Athletics Administrative Staff

Head Coaches

Craig Coleman

Marty Galosi

Addie Muti

Sean Simmons

Sal Buscaglia

Craig Coleman

Paul Colontino

Bill Denniston

Athletic Director

Sr. Associate Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director/SWA

Associate Athletic Director

Women’s Basketball

Softball

Women’s Ice Hockey

Men’s Soccer

Don Smith

Ryan Fleischer

Mike Vittorino

Jim Duzyk

John Kowalski

Cyndi Hadfield

Drew McMinn

Midge McPhail

Associate Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director

Head Athletic Trainer

Sports Information Director

Women’s Soccer

Cheerleading

Men’s Lacrosse

Women’s Rowing

Ray Butter

Scott Branvold

Jason Daley

Erica Gadelmeyer

Olivia Netzler

Katy Phillips

Jeff Layman

Derek Schooley

Head Equipment Manager

Faculty Athletic Representative

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Field Hockey

Women’s Lacrosse

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Men’s Ice Hockey

Stacey Ogden

Emily Tong

Ken Baker

Spencer Kowitz

Michael Smith

Dale Starr

Jerry Stone

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Sports Information Director

Sports Information Assistant

Track & Field / Cross Country

Volleyball

Men’s and Women’s Golf

Jessica Calderone

Mike Wagner

Allie Patton

Linda Young

Andrew Toole

Joe Walton

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Marketing & Ticketing Graduate Assistant

Athletic Secretary

Men’s Basketball

Football

Dawn Geregach

Bobbie Jo Belus

Athletic Secretary

Football Office Coordinator

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The Joe Walton Celebrity Spring Classic Head Coach Joe Walton’s scramble tournament and clambake returns to Beaver Valley Country Club on May 20, 2013. All proceeds from this annual event benefit the Robert Morris football program.   Save the date for the 20th annual Joe Walton Celebrity Spring Classic golf outing, as it is sure to be as prestigious and fun filled as in years past. Registration fees and/or a sponsorship includes all day food & beverages, greens fees with cart, goodie bag, skills games, a celebrity in each foursome and the opportunity to support the RMU football program.   Past tournament fields have included Rocky Bleier, Mel Blount, Hugh Green, L.C. Greenwood, Louis Lipps, Kellen Winslow, Sr., Joe Namath, Andy Russell, Lynn Swann, Joe Theismann, Lynn Swann, Steve Blass, Kent Tekulve and former RMU offensive lineman Hank Fraley.   For more information on the Joe Walton Celebrity Spring Classic, please contact Bobbie Jo Belus in the Robert Morris football office at (412) 397-4935 or via e-mail at belus@rmu.edu. Save the date and register early.

Pierre Larouche with Coach Walton

Robert Morris wishes to thank the following 2012 tournament sponsors. They are: • Fruehauf Maufacturing Group, LLC

• Dieter Home Construction, Inc.

• Brad Landis

• Joe Ridgeley

• PNC Bank

• Centimark Corporation

• Gary Libby

• Riddell

• Chappy Andrews

• Eddie Elassad

• William E. Logan, DMD

• Jim Rivera

• L.D. Astorino & Associates, LTD

• Landlinks, LLC

• “The Long Island Four”

• Cottrill, Arbutina & Associates, PC

• Heinz World Headquarters

• E&R Partners, LP

• Don A. Lowry, M.D.

• Robert Ross

• Greenbriar Treatment Center

• Gene Farison

• William & Pamela Malinchak Foundation

• Radisson Hotel Pittsburgh

• Joe Bolland

• Dr. Leonard Fichter, Inc.

• Mario Manna

• Paul Scullion

• The Nutrition Shoppe Wellness Centers

• Prudential Preferred Reality

• U Cann Benefit

• Greg Shepard

• Parkhurst Dining Services / Eat’N Park

• PGT Trucking

• Greater Pittsburgh Physical Therapy

• Neal Silliman

• Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Inc.

• FieldTurf

• Richard McMillen

• Hefren-Tillotson, Inc.

• Caperelli Advisors, Inc.

• Jeff Groat

• Earl Mohr, Jr.

• Jason Spencer

• Thorp, Reed & Armstrong

• Gerry Haney

• Oxford Development Company

• Tri County Management

• RMU Advancement & PR Offices

• Marshall Hargett

• Homer Nine & Sons, Inc.

• Marcia & Art Talboo

• Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

• Richard Harshman

• Nocito Enterprises

• Willis of Pennsylvania, Inc.

• John Colavincenzo, M.D.

• AAA East Central

• Butterwood Properties, Inc.

• DV Sport

• RMU Department of Athletics

• Robert Hohman

• Steeltech, Inc.

• Dale Venables

• Rob Cook

• Bravo Consultants, LTD

• Chris Panarello

• Tyler Mountain Spring Water

• DeBartolo Holdings, LLC

• NFL Alumni: Pittsburgh Chapter

• Keith Paylo

• Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

• Vincent DeGiaimo

• Myers Coach Lines

• Pete Prestipino

• Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport

• Tax Credits, LLC

• Roger Kirchenbaum

• Axiom Real Estate Management

• Main Steel Polishing

• A.C. Dellovade, Inc.

• CTR Systems, Inc.

• OK Grocery Company

• Chuck Zimmerman

• Ed DeRose

• Highmark BCBS

• William Richards

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RMU All-Sports Banquet

The Robert Morris University All-Sports Banquet will celebrate its 19th year in 2013 as the hallmark sporting event of the season.   The first 18 banquets, held in the Charles L. Sewall Center on the Moon Township Campus, drew better than 7,500 attendees combined.   The first six banquets featured a keynote speaker, which in the past has included former Steelers Robin Cole and Tunch Ilkin, former University of Pittsburgh football coach Johnny Majors, former Pirates All-Star shortstop Dick Groat, former Colonial Tony Gliozzo and amateur golf champion Carol Semple Thompson.   At the 2012 All-Sports Banquet, which was led by master of ceremonies Chris Shovlin, the radio play-by-play voice of Colonial athletics for the last 25 years, Robert Morris presented most valuable player plaques to each of its 23 intercollegiate sports, while eight individuals and one team were also honored, respectively, with the Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award, Most Outstanding Senior Female and Most Outstanding Senior Male Awards, the RMU Athletic Department Appreciation Award, the Susan K. Hofacre Student Fan of the Year Award and the fourth annual Female and Male Strength & Conditioning Student-Athlete of the Year.   Garnering the Presidential Scholar-Athlete Award, presented by Robert Morris University president Dr. Greg Dell’Omo, was senior Alexa Bryson of the softball team and senior Kiel

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Matisz of the men’s lacrosse squad.   Bryson posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.86 and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education major and was a two-time All-Northeast Conference Second Team selection.   Matisz concluded his four-year collegiate career the recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree as a double major of economics and marketing. He posted a GPA of 3.75 and is the first student-athlete in school history to be named a finalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award.   The Robert Morris women’s tennis team earned the Team GPA award, presented by Robert Morris Assistant Director of Athletics Ryan Fleischer. The Colonials posted a 3.63 team GPA during the 2010-11 academic year, the highest of RMU’s 23 Division I programs.   Taking home the RMU Athletic Department Appreciation Award, handed out by RMU Associate Athletic Director Sean Simmons, was the RMU Center for Student Success.   Awarded annually to an individual or individuals from outside the athletic department that displays exemplary service, the trio of Tracy Gorrell, Nicole Hammond and Cassandra Oden consistently help student-athletes at Robert Morris achieve their potential away from competition. They are also present at many athletic events throughout the course of

a season and are ardent supporters of Robert Morris athletics.   Earning the 2012 Susan K. Hofacre Fan of the Year was Lee Kunkel. The president of the Colonial Crazies, a student run organization that is present at many athletic events throughout the year, Kunkel is a native of York, Pa., and a communication major.   Director of Athletics Craig Coleman, M.D., who awarded Kunkel with his award, also passed out the honor of Oustanding Senior Female to Hannah Veith of the volleyball squad and the Outstanding Senior Male to Shadrae King of the football team.   The winners of the fourth annual Strength & Conditioning Student-Athletes of the Year, presented to a male and a female by RMU head strength & conditioning coach Todd Hamer, were awarded to three different individuals. Junior Ben Ridgeley of the football team earned the male honor, while the female award was shared by Veith and senior Colleen O’Donnell of the women’s lacrosse team.   The 2013 banquet is slated for April 28, 2013, at 5:00 p.m., again in the Sewall Center. The purpose of this gathering is to honor graduating senior athletes, team most valuable players and overall excellence in athletics and academics. The space is limited, and tickets will go fast. For more information, contact the Department of Athletics at (412) 397-4913.

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2011-2012 RMU Most Valuable Players Name Sport

Brianna Bell Alexa Bryson Kristen DiCiocco Casey Folga Tyler Gardner Nicolas Gentile Jamie Hartley Velton Jones Shadrae King Rachael Kotula Jose Limon C.G. Mercatoris Steve Mitchell Laura Mooradian Trevor Moore Brendan Morales Carolina Mourao-Teixeira Nolan Nearhoof Brooks Ostergard Ryan Phillis Marissa Polk Artemis Spanou Mallory Schulze Yulia Vasilyeva Hannah Veith Elizabeth Wenger Tip Worob

Year

Women’s Soccer Softball # Women’s Ice Hockey Women’s Indoor Track & Field (Co-) Men’s Soccer Men’s Indoor Track & Field (Co-) Field Hockey Men’s Basketball Football (Offense) Women’s Outdoor Track & Field # Men’s Tennis # Men’s Golf # Men’s Outdoor Track & Field # Women’s Rowing Men’s Lacrosse # Men’s Indoor Track & Field (Co-) Women’s Tennis # Football (Defense) Men’s Ice Hockey Cheerleading Women’s Cross Country Women’s Basketball Women’s Lacrosse # Women’s Indoor Track & Field (Co-) Volleyball Women’s Golf # Men’s Cross Country

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

Hometown / High School

Irwin, Pa. / Hempfield Greensburg, Pa. / Latrobe Area Niagara Falls, Ontario / Stoney Creek Jr. Sabres Erie, Pa. / Harborcreek Whitefish, Mont. / Whitefish Sarver, Pa. / Freeport Tamworth, Australia / University of Newcastle Philadelphia, Pa. / Northeast Catholic McKeesport, Pa. / McKeesport East Berlin, Pa. / Bermudian Springs Colonia San Jose, Mexico Brookville, Pa. / Brookville Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic St. Catharines, Ontario / Denis Morris Port Coquitlam, B.C. / Western Reserve Westminster, Md. / Westminster Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Gibsonia, Pa. / Mars Area Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Bay State Breakers Moon Township, Pa. / Our Lady of Sacred Heart Pittsburgh, Pa. / Oakland Catholic Rhodes, Greece / 6th Senior HS of Nea Smyrni Bel Air, Md. / C. Milton Wright Volgograd, Russia Columbus, Ohio / Worthington Toledo, Ohio / Whitmer Denton, Md. / North Caroline

# MVP’s for the 2011 spring season

RMU All-Sports Banquet Award History PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE

OUTSTANDING SENIOR MALE

OUTSTANDING SENIOR FEMALE

TEAM GPA AWARD

Year Name(s) Sport(s)

Year Name(s) Sport(s)

Year Name(s) Sport(s)

Year Team

1995 Tim Souders

Track & Field

1995 Cory Hunt

Track & Field

1995 Dawn Bauer

1993-94

Women’s Tennis

1996 John Roach

Soccer

1996 Tim Hall

Football

1996 Yolanda Shakespeare Track & Field

1994-95

Women’s Soccer

1997 Sandy Dobran Christina Soster

Softball Track & Field

1997 Musa Shannon

Soccer

Volleyball

1995-96

Men’s Tennis

1998 Jake Newman

Football

1997 Tina Friel

Volleyball

1996-97

Women’s Cross Country

1998 Jolene Streit Shannon Telenko

Basketball Soccer/Rowing

1999 Bart Mease

Golf

1998 Erica Schwanke

Softball

1997-98

Women’s Tennis

1999 Kristen Pries

Rowing

2000 Gene Nabors

Basketball

1999 Sara Headley

Softball

1998-99

Softball

2000 Tracy Frey

Softball

2001 Nick Downs

Football

2000 Elise James

Basketball

1999-2000

Softball

2001 Nicole Aloi Natalie Aloi

Softball Softball

Football

2001 Genita Dickey

Track & Field

2000-01

Women’s Track & Field

2002 Tim Levcik

Football

2002 Lauren Dickinson

Softball

2001-02

Women’s Tennis

2002 Michelle Bartlett

Volleyball

Track & Field

2003 Katie Noble

Volleyball

2002-03

Women’s Tennis

2003 Amy Miller

Soccer

2003 Rhian Dodds

Soccer

2004 Katie Radford

Volleyball/Rowing

2003-04

Women’s Tennis

2004 Julie Wolf

Tennis

2004 Aaron Thomas

Basketball

2005 Nicole Downing

Track & Field

2004-05

Women’s Rowing

2005 Jonathan LeDonne Football

2006 Megan Bell

Volleyball

2005-06

Women’s Rowing

2006 James Noel

Football

2007 Jill Spargo

Softball

2006-07

Softball

2007 Ray Gensler

Football

Basketball

2007-08

Volleyball

2008 Tony Lee

Basketball

2008 Chinata Nesbit

Basketball

2008-09

Softball

2009 Jeremy Chappell

Basketball

2009 Brianne McLaughlin Ice Hockey

2009-10

Softball

2005 Jonathan LeDonne Football

Ray Thomas Jarrad Pencek

Kristie Tuxford

Softball

2006 Lauren Gombert

Rowing

2007 Lisa Jaszka

Volleyball

2008 Joel Gasper Taryn Reichard

Ice Hockey Soccer

2009 Alaina Gibson

Volleyball

2010 Sherrod Evers

Football

2010 Melitta Brown

Basketball

2010-11

Women’s Cross Country

2010 Adam Lawrence

Football

Basketball

Basketball

2011-12

Women’s Tennis

2011 Amanda Graham

Volleyball

2011 Trevor Moore

Lacrosse

2011 Amanda Graham

Volleyball

2012 Alexa Bryson

Softball

Myles Russ

Football

2012 Hannah Veith

Volleyball

Lacrosse

Denny Urban

Ice Hockey

Kiel Matisz

Rob Robinson

2012 Shadrae King

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Sugeiry Monsac

Angela Pace

Football

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Academic Success The Robert Morris University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is not all about winning on the field, court or ice.   Success in the classroom through academics is as much a triumph as the athletic competitions themselves. Robert Morris University is committed to the total development of its student-athletes.   The 2011-12 academic year followed the trend set before it as 105 Colonials were named to the 2011 Northeast Conference (NEC) Fall Academic Honor Roll, 51 to the 2012 NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll and 122 to the 2012 NEC Spring Academic Honor Roll.   To be eligible for an NEC Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete that participates in a sport must own a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or better. Likewise, to be named to an NEC Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better.   For Robert Morris in 2011-12, 37 studentathletes were named to the 2011 NEC Fall Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll, 20 to the 2012 NEC Winter Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and 42 to the 2012 NEC Spring Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.   In addition in 2011-12, 14 student-athletes from the RMU women’s ice hockey team were named to the 2012 College Hockey America (CHA) Academic Team, while 26 Colonials from the Robert Morris men’s ice hockey squad were tabbed to 2012 Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) All-Academic Team, a new conference record. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Association (MAAC) also named six student-athletes from RMU to its 2012 Women’s Rowing All-Academic Team, while a total of 18 Colonials from the women’s rowing squad were tabbed to the 2012 MAAC Academic Honor Roll.   As a department, Robert Morris posted an average cumulative team GPA of 3.30 among its 23 Division I programs. A total of 20 of RMU’s 23 athletics programs finished with team GPA’s of 3.0 or higher in 2011-12, with women’s cross country (3.785), women’s indoor and outdoor track & field (3.545), women’s volleyball (3.655), softball (3.650), women’s lacrosse (3.380) and men’s lacrosse (3.140) posting the highest team GPA’s of any institution in the Northeast Conference.   Those seven sports helped bolster RMU in earning the 2012 NEC Institutional Academic

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Award for the first time in school history. Student-athletes that compete in 20 NEC sponsored sports combined to post a 3.279 GPA during the 2011-12 academic year to establish a new league record.   Overall, nearly 70 percent of all of RMU’s 550 student-athletes posted a 3.0 or higher grade point average.   The NEC also honored five of RMU’s studentathletes with the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport during the 201112 academic year, tied for the most in the conference with Mount St. Mary’s. Honored with the award were Nolan Nearhoof (football), Hannah Veith (volleyball), Casey Folga (women’s indoor track & field), Jaci Timko (softball) and Kiel Matisz (men’s lacrosse).   Brianna Delaney and Katelyn Scott of the women’s ice hockey team were also named the CHA Co-Scholar-Athletes of the Year, while Jeff Jones and Tyson Wilson of the men’s ice hockey squad were two of 14 student-athletes earning AHA Student-Athlete of the Year accolades.   Additionally in 2011-12, Robert Morris had five student-athletes named to their respective Capital One District II Academic All-America Teams by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Joining Nearhoof (football) and Matisz (men’s lacrosse) were Brad Banas (football), Logan Miles (football) and Leah Prentice (women’s soccer).   Nearhoof went on to earn Capital One Academic All-America Second Team honors for the second consecutive year.   RMU’s exploits in the classroom in 201112 should come as no surprise. Since 1988, a total of 22 Robert Morris student-athletes have been named the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sports, including former Colonials Jeff Witmyer (2004-08) and Jim Baughman (1996-2000) of the RMU track and field team.   Witmyer was a three-time selection, earning the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year after the 2007 indoor season and the honor for both indoor and outdoor track and field in 2008. Baughman was awarded the 1999 NEC ScholarAthlete of the Year for indoor track and field and was bestowed the honor again in 2000 for outdoor track and field.   The Robert Morris volleyball, football and softball programs have each had four student-

athletes named the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year since 1988, which is tops among RMU’s 23 intercollegiate programs.   Robert Morris has also placed 46 studentathletes on Capital One District II Academic All-America Teams since 1992, including 21 individuals that were honored in consecutive years.   Football has led the way with 14 studentathletes named to the Capital One District II Academic All-America Team, followed by softball with 10 honorees and volleyball with six. CoSIDA’s District II covers Delaware, the District of Columbia, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.   A pair of former Robert Morris studentathletes also garnered the honor of being named the NEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year in the first six years the award has been distributed. Sponsored by the league’s faculty athletic representatives, the award is bestowed annually upon the NEC male and female student-athlete who has exhausted his or her eligibility, graduated and has posted the highest cumulative grade point average at the conclusion of the academic year.   In July of 2009, senior Tara Maxwell of the women’s track and field team earned the honor after compiling a 3.99 grade point average as a manufacturing engineering major throughout her four years at Robert Morris. Maxwell was one of three NEC female student-athletes to earn the award in 2009, joining Kathleen Henry of the Sacred Heart cross country program and Erin Reifsteck of the Saint Francis (Pa.) field hockey team.   Maxwell joined former Colonial volleyball player Lisa Jaszka (2003-06) as a winner of the award, as Jaszka was honored in 2007 for posting a perfect 4.0 GPA as an elementary education major.   The reason for RMU’s success in the classroom is simple. Colonial student-athletes receive the very best support when it comes to their academic curriculum. Evening study halls are monitored by the department’s student services personnel, and academic counseling is available from both the athletic department and the University’s enrollment management office.   Graduation is the goal, and Robert Morris University strives to ensure its student-athletes achieve that objective.

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Capital One Academic All-America First Team Name

Year Sport

Annie Dubovec..................... 2011 Ray Gensler........................... 2006 Jonathan LeDonne............... 2004

Softball Football Football

Capital One Academic All-America Second Team Name

Year Sport

Ray Gensler........................... 2005 Amanda Graham.................. 2010 Christian Lemke................... 2004 Nolan Nearhoof.................... 2010

Football Volleyball Track & Field Football

Capital One District II Academic All-America Honorees Name

Year(s) Sport

Christy Baldesberger.......... 2009, 2010 Brad Banas............................ 2010, 2011 Megan Bell............................. 2005 Toba Bolaji............................ 2010 Jace Buzek *.......................... 2006, 2007 Sandy Dobran....................... 1996, 1997 Jill Dorsch............................. 2006 Annie Dubovec..................... 2009, 2010, 2011 Mary Kate Egan *................. 2009 Stephani Ehrenfeld.............. 2000 Tracy Frey............................. 1998 Joel Gasper *......................... 2007, 2008 Ray Gensler........................... 2005, 2006 Alaina Gibson....................... 2007, 2008 Amanda Graham.................. 2008, 2009, 2010 Lisa Jaszka............................ 2005, 2006 Mark Klabnik........................ 2006 Adam Lawrence................... 2008 Jonathan LeDonne............... 2003, 2004 Christian Lemke................... 2004 Mark Leyenaar...................... 2000, 2001 Pat Linberg............................ 2000, 2001 Mike Lovely........................... 2009, 2010 Josh Marino.......................... 2004 Justin Marino........................ 2003 Kiel Matisz *......................... 2012 Logan Miles........................... 2011 Darcey Miller........................ 2004 Kelly Miller............................ 1992 Nolan Nearhoof.................... 2010, 2011 Brooke Panepinto................ 2008, 2009 Allie Patton........................... 2011 Susan Perich......................... 2008, 2009 Leah Prentice........................ 2011 Taryn Reichard..................... 2006, 2007 Janette Schneider................ 2005, 2006 Matt Smith............................ 2001 Nicole Soster......................... 1997 Angela Story......................... 2005 Mark Szymanski.................. 2007, 2008 Aaron Thomas...................... 2003 Jaci Timko............................. 2010 Devin Wilson........................ 2005 Jeff Witmyer......................... 2007, 2008 Justin Wotus......................... 2004 Chris Young.......................... 2000 * At-large selection

2012 Colonial Football

Women’s Soccer Football Volleyball Men’s Soccer Men’s Ice Hockey Softball Softball Softball Field Hockey, Lacrosse Softball Softball Men’s Ice Hockey Football Volleyball Volleyball Volleyball Men’s Soccer Football Football Track & Field Football Football Football Football Football Men’s Lacrosse Football Volleyball Softball Football Softball Softball Softball Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer Volleyball Men’s Basketball Track & Field Women’s Soccer Football Men’s Basketball Softball Football Track & Field Track & Field Football

Ray Gensler

Annie Dubovec

NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards Name

Year(s) Sport

Nicole Aloi............................. 2001 Jim Baughman...................... 1999 Jim Baughman...................... 2000 Jamie Dodds......................... 2002 Nicole Downing.................... 2004 Annie Dubovec..................... 2010, 2011 Mary Kate Egan.................... 2009 Stephani Ehrenfeld.............. 2000 Casey Folga........................... 2012 Ray Gensler........................... 2006 Alaina Gibson....................... 2008 Amanda Graham.................. 2009, 2010 John Horgan......................... 1990 Adam Lawrence................... 2008 Jonathan LeDonne............... 2004 Kiel Matisz............................ 2011, 2012 Darcey Miller........................ 2003 Dennis Morgret.................... 1993 Nolan Nearhoof.................... 2010, 2011 Taryn Reichard..................... 2007 Jaci Timko............................. 2012 Hannah Veith........................ 2011 Jeff Witmyer......................... 2007, 2008 Jeff Witmyer......................... 2008

Softball Men’s Indoor Track & Field Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Men’s Soccer Women’s Indoor Track & Field Softball Women’s Lacrosse Softball Women’s Indoor Track & Field Football Volleyball Volleyball Men’s Track & Field Football Football Men’s Lacrosse Volleyball Men’s Golf Football Women’s Soccer Softball Volleyball Men’s Indoor Track & Field Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

NEC Faculty Athletic Representative Scholar-Athletes of the Year Awards Name

Year Sport

Lisa Jaszka............................ 2007 Volleyball Tara Maxwell........................ 2009 Track & Field

Amanda Graham

Nolan Nearhoof 

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“Go Colonials”

RMU Alma Mater

rmu fight song

Everybody Cheer for Robert Morris Stand and show your spirit and your pride! Let’s shout an R-M-U to help our team in blue   bring out the fire from deep inside! Let’s go Colonials take it for the win   as you hear our shouts of loyalty! We shout all out about our team   together to the final victory!

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Hail to thee, dear Robert Morris let the anthem ring. Hand in hand and with one voice, your praises   we do sing. At your knee we learn and grow, O, shining   White and Blue, We salute our days together. Hail to RMU! Ideals high to guide us onward, paths ahead   made clear. Pride and loyalty forever, Alma Mater dear. Memories made and lives are changed here,   all held fond and true. Hail to thee, dear Robert Morris! HAIL TO RMU!

Robert Morris University


The Tim Hall Memorial Scholarship Tim Hall came to Robert Morris University as

  In the summer of 2011, the inaugural Tim

an unheralded player. Yet from the inaugural

Hall Scholarship was awarded to redshirt senior

1994 season until being drafted by the Oakland

running back Jamar Cromwell. A transfer from

Raiders in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL

Kent State, Cromwell spent three seasons with

Draft, Hall entered his name beside virtually

the Colonials. The second student-athlete to

every Robert Morris rushing record, some of

earn the TIm Hall Scholarship was sophomore

which still stand today.

fullback Ryan Thermil, who was bestowed the

  In addition to his football skills, Hall was

honor in the summer of 2012. Thermil has an

admired and respected by all those who came

opportunity to have the scholarship renewed for

in contact with him. Tragically, in 1998, Hall

each of the next three seasons.

was shot and killed in his home of Kansas

  If you would like to contribute to the Tim

City. In 2001, friends of Tim Hall established

Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund, please

a scholarship in his honor. Each year gifts put

complete the form below and return it to:

toward this scholarship will result in an award to a minority running back at Robert Morris.

Criteria

  The Tim Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund is

• The awardee must continue to be a member

awarded to a minority football student-athlete

of the Robert Morris football team

who plays the running back position. The award

• The awardee must maintain a minimum

can be renewed each year until the student

2.50 grade point average

graduates, as long as the following criteria are

• The awardee must maintain good standing

maintained. The RMU football coaching staff will

with the football team and University

determine the recipient of the award.

• The awardee must demonstrate financial need

Robert Morris University Football Office Joe Walton Stadium 6001 University Boulevard Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

Name_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In support of the Tim Hall Scholarship Fund at Robert Morris University, I am donating the sum of $________________________________ I will pay this amount over a period of _______ years. ■  Enclosed is my check made payable to Robert Morris University ■  Charge $ _____________ to my credit card:  ■ Mastercard  ■ Visa Name on Card _______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Account Number______________________________________________________________________Exp. Date________________________ Balance as follows:  $_______ 2012  $ ________ 2013  $ ________ 2014  $______ 2015 Signature____________________________________________________________________________ Address_____________________________________________________________________________ Daytime Phone_______________________________________________________________________ E-Mail Address________________________________________________________________________ My employer:  ■  will  ■  will not match my gift Employer’s Name_____________________________________________________________________ Employer’s Address___________________________________________________________________ Employer’s Phone Number_____________________________________________________________

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National Collegiate Athletic Association Official Football Signals 1

2

3

Ball ready for play *Untimed down

9

Loss of down

17

11

Incomplete forw ard pass Penalty declined No play, no scor e Toss option delayed

Offside defense or free kick team Encroachment (NF)

28

Illegal participation

37

46

22

Illegal shift - 2 hands Illegal motion - 1 hand

Delay of game

Substitution infraction

30

31

32

Sideline interference

Running into or roughing kicker or holder

Illegal batting Illegal kicking (followed by pointing toward toe for kicking)

Illegal fair catch signal (NF) Invalid fair catch signal (NF)

39

Personal foul

40

Clipping

Blocking below waist Illegal block

24

Failure to wear required equipment

27

Illegal helmet contact

34

Forward pass interference Kick-catching interference

42

Chop block

Illegal touching or 30-second timeout First touching (NF)

Sideline warning

33

41

16

23

21

First down

15

End of period

20

29

38

Ineligible downfield on pass

False start Illegal formation Encroachment offense

Ball dead Touchback (move side to side)

Safety

14

Disregard flag

8

7

Touchdown Field goal Point(s) after touchdown

13

Inadvertent whistle (Face Press Box)

19

6

5

TV/Radio time-out

12

Legal touching of forward pass or scrimmage kick

18

Uncatchable forw ard pass

Time-out Discretionary or injury time-out (follow by tapping hands on chest)

Start clock

10

4

Holding/obstructing Illegal use of hands/arms

35

36

Illegal pass Illegal forward handling

Roughing passer

43

Unsportsmanlike conduct Noncontact foul

44

Intentional grounding

45

Illegal block in the back Helping runner Interlocked blocking

Grasping face mask or helmet opening

47 (NF) High School Note: Signal numbers 25 and 26 are for future expansion.

Tripping

90

Player disqualification

www.ncaa.org

Robert Morris University


Index of Advertisers A.C. Dellovade, Inc............................................... 14

Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport......................... 41

Astorino.................................................................. 70

Hometown Pizza................................................... 92

RMU Colonial Booster Club................................ 80

Clearview Federal Credit Union......................... 39

Long Island Four................................................... 78

RMU Conference & Facility Services................. 68

Coldwell Banker Real Estate Services............... 6

Tom McConnell, Physical Therapist................. 3

RMU Island Sports Center.................................. 9

Diane Cleaners...................................................... 36

NEC Respect.......................................................... 28

RMU President’s Council..................................... 91

Eat’n Park............................................................... 53

NFL Alumni: Pittsburgh Chapter....................... 2

RMU Radio............................................................. 71

Dr. Leonard A. Fichter......................................... 14

Joe Nocito Enterprises......................................... 22

RMU Sentry Media................................................ 18

Freuhauf Manufacturing..................................... obc

Nutrition Shoppe.................................................. 80

RMU TV................................................................... 76

Gateway Hospice.................................................. 37

Pepsi........................................................................ 40

RMUColonials.com............................................... 35

Gerard Plumbing and Heating........................... 36

PNC Financial Services......................................... 70

Ryco, Inc................................................................. 36

Giant Eagle/OK Grocery Company................... 74

Primanti Brothers................................................. 2

Tate-Jones, Inc...................................................... 70

Globe Airport Parking......................................... 2

Chris Puhlman Flowers & Gifts.......................... 27

Trib Live Radio...................................................... 80

RMU Board of Trustees....................................... 14

Greater Pittsburgh Physical Therapy............... 26

Tyler Mountain Water.......................................... 13

Greenbriar Treatment Center............................ 69

University Sports Publications (Architects).... 23

Ground Round...................................................... 74

University Sports Publications (Contractors)... 38

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Airport...................... 54

Wendy’s.................................................................. ifc

Hefren-Tillotson................................................... 80

West-Aircomm Federal Credit Union............... 78

Heritage Valley Health System.......................... 55

Willis of Pennsylvania.......................................... 74

Highmark............................................................... 78

WPIT Radio............................................................. ibc

2012 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TV SCHEDULE Sept. 22 • 7 p.m.

Wagner @ CCSU FCS, MSG Network

Sept. 29 • Noon

CCSU @ Sacred Heart FCS, ESPN3, Cox (CT)

Oct. 6 • Noon

Albany @ Bryant FCS, ESPN3, Cox (RI), TW3 (Albany)

Nov. 3 • 3:30 p.m.

Duquesne @ Robert Morris FCS, ESPN3, Root Sports (Pittsburgh)

Nov. 10 • Noon

Saint Francis @ Monmouth FCS, ESPN3, TD – Root Sports (Pittsburgh)

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