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Stadium Information Contents 1 Stadium Information

52 All-Time NEC Players of the Week

7 Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., President

58 NEC Year-by-Year Standings

4 About Robert Morris University 9 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

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.

20 Head Coach Joe Walton 24 Assistant Coaches

29 2011 Robert Morris Colonials

For Your Assistance …

42 2011 RMU Team Picture

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.

43 Today’s Game

44 Opponent Numerical Roster 45 RMU Numerical Roster

Concessions: The refreshment stand is located in the plaza on the back side of Joe Walton Stadium.

46 RMU Insider

48 RMU Football Record Book

Handicapped Seating: Areas are designated at the top of the bleachers. See a member of the event staff for assistance.

50 Around the NEC

51 RMU 2011-12 Cheerleaders

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

56 All-NEC Selections

60 All-Time Letterwinners

62 All-Time Uniform Numbers 64 RMU Year-by-Year Leaders 66 RMU Year-by-Year Results

72 RMU Athletic Hall of Fame 75 RMU Athletic Hall of Fame Members

77 2011 Football Support Staff 79 Sports Medicine

81 Athletic Administration / Head Coaches 83 Joe Walton Celebrity Golf Classic

84 RMU All-Sports Banquet 86 Academic Success

88 RMU Fight Song and Alma Mater

89 The Tim Hall Memorial Scholarship 91 Index of Advertisers

2011 Schedule

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.

Sept. 3 DAYTON $ Noon Sept. 10 @ Liberty 7 p.m. Sept. 17 @ Morgan State 1 p.m. Oct. 1 @ Monmouth * Noon Oct. 8 SAINT FRANCIS * # 7 p.m. Oct. 15 @ Albany * 1 p.m. Oct. 22 BRYANT * % Noon Oct. 29 SACRED HEART * ! Noon @ Central Conn. State * Noon Nov. 5 Nov. 12 WAGNER * & Noon Noon Nov. 19 @ Duquesne *

Ticket Information: To purchase single game or season tickets, please contact the RMU Athletic Ticket Office at (412) 397-4949 or visit www. rmucolonials.com.

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. 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. 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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About Robert Morris University Approximately 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students from 40 states and 32 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 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  RMU has increased the size of its freshman class 66 percent over the past 10 years. (900 in fall 2010; 542 in fall 2000) n  The number of students living on campus has risen 70 percent since 2000-01, from 900 to 1,533.

n  The university has a 92-percent placement rate, with  7 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  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.

Founded: 1921 Location: Moon Township, Pa.

Enrollment: 4,661 (3,608 undergraduate, 1,053 graduate)

Student Population: 54% male, 46% female, from 40 states and 47 nations Resident Students: 1,444

n  RMU students spend time studying abroad at a rate that is nearly five times the national average.

Full-time 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

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 nursingcertified doctor of nursing practice program in Pennsylvania.

Athletic Affiliation: NCAA Division I Varsity Sports: 23

Nickname: Colonials

n  Eighty-two percent of RMU students  complete at least one internship before they graduate, and most of them are paid.

Colors: Navy blue, white and red

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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 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; and re-accreditations for engineering and computer science by ABET. The university’s actuarial science program was one of the original 10 Centers of Actuarial Excellence, designated by the Society of Actuaries.   Other achievements include creation of the Student Engagement Program and Transcript, and increases in the number of RMU students studying abroad and international students studying at RMU. Under Dell’Omo, the university

added several degree programs and expanded its honors program, including the creation of the Honors Travel Fellowship 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. Fifty-two percent of students now live on campus, a figure that is set to increase over the next three to five years.   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 a new School of Business building and apartment-style residence halls; a nursing simulation laboratory; and renovated dining, athletic, and recreational facilities. In September 2011, the university is set to break

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ground on a new facility for the School of Communications and Information Systems.   During Dell’Omo’s tenure, Robert Morris’s endowment has grown from $16 million to $26 million. In 2008 RMU launched a $40 million fundraising campaign, the largest in its history, set to end in the fall of 2011. Gifts include $5 million from the Richard King Mellon Foundation and other seven-figure donations.   Dell’Omo sits on the boards of the MageeWomen’s Hospital Foundation, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, National Association of Corporate Directors Three Rivers Chapter, the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Campus Compact, and the Pennsylvania Economy League of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  He is chairman of the Presidents’ Council of the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education and vice chairman of the Northeast Conference Presidents’ Council.  He represented the Northeast Conference on the NCAA DI Board of Directors from 2009-11 and is a member of the NCAA’s Presidents’ Advisory Group.  He is a member of the major gifts committee of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.   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 holds certificates from the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management and the Harvard Seminar for New Presidents. Dell’Omo held previous academic positions at Canisius College and most recently at Saint Joseph’s University, where he was dean of the Haub School of Business and then vice president for external affairs.


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 seventh academic year as Director of Athletics at Robert Morris in 2011-12. 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 produced one of its most successful seasons in school history in 201011 under Coleman’s watch, with the football program returning to the top of the Northeast Conference for the first time in 10 years by claiming a share of the 2010 regular-season championship. The Colonials also became the league’s first team to earn an automatic berth to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs.   The appearance in the NCAA FCS Playoffs stretched RMU’s streak to 12 straight years that at least one program at Robert Morris has qualified for an NCAA Tournament.   Also in 2010-11, the men’s ice hockey team established a school record for victories (18), while the men’s basketball squad fell just three minutes shy of claiming its third straight NEC Tournament championship. Even with the loss, the men’s basketball program has posted six straight winning seasons, a school record.   Away from competition, the department of athletics continued to excel in the classroom with Coleman at the helm. A total of 21 of RMU’s 23 programs finished with team GPA’s of 3.00 or higher in 2010-11, with women’s tennis (3.63), women’s cross country (3.57), softball (3.56), men’s lacrosse (3.12) and football (2.90) each posting the highest team GPA’s of any institution in the Northeast Conference.   Overall, the 20 programs at Robert Morris that are members of the NEC combined to post an overall GPA of 3.256, the second highest in the conference and trailing only Saint Francis (Pa.) (3.270). Overall, RMU’s 23 Division I programs combined to post an average GPA of 3.28.   Robert Morris also had four student-athletes named the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport in 2010-11, while three student-athletes were named Capital One Academic All-Americans according to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

  The success for the Colonials in 2010-11 is just part of a period of unparalleled growth for the department of athletics under Coleman’s leadership.   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 — Robert Morris University —

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student-athletes covering six sports on the ESPN The Magazine 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.   Seven 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) and Paul Colontino (women’s ice hockey).   All the while, Coleman has built a winning softball program at Robert Morris over the past 21 years. During that period, RMU has won five Northeast Conference regular-season championships and six NEC Tournament titles.   In 2011, Coleman led the softball program to its fifth NEC regular-season title with a record of 15-5 (.750). During RMU’s run through the NEC, the Colonials helped Coleman pick up career victory No. 500 in game one of a doubleheader sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson (3/27/11) in Teaneck, N.J. Robert Morris posted a 7-2 victory in the opening game, helping Coleman become the first coach in RMU history to achieve the milestone.   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 21 years as head coach, the Colonials have posted an overall record of 517-459-4 (.530), including a record of 226-89-2 (.716) against NEC foes.   In his first four years as head coach, Coleman guided the Colonials to an overall record of 11962 (.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 15 Capital One District II Academic All-Americans, four 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 under 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 third season on the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) committee in 2011-12. 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 35 years, the Colonials have claimed 34 Northeast Conference regularseason championships and 37 league tournament titles among 23 sports. A total of 11 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 volleyball and football each own six and softball five.   The 2010-11 academic year saw the Colonials continue to rank near the top of their respective conferences, as the football team returned to

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the pinnacle of the Northeast Conference after a 10-year hiatus by sharing the 2010 regularseason championship with Central Connecticut State.   RMU made history by becoming the NEC’s first team to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA

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Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs by virtue of its head-to-head victory over the Blue Devils during the regular season.   The RMU softball team claimed its fifth NEC regular-season championship by posting a record of 15-5 (.750) against league foes, while the men’s hockey team established a program record for victories (18) in playing its first season in the Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA).   Robert Morris also witnessed individual success in 2010-11, as former golfer C.G. Mercatoris (2007-11) put together arguably the greatest season in school history. He claimed four individual championships throughout the year, including a first-place finish at the 2011 NEC Golf Championships. For those efforts he was named the 2011 NEC Golfer of the Year and became the first student-athlete in school history to take part in the NCAA Tournament, finishing 31st individually at the NCAA Colorado Regional.   The exploits of the RMU intercollegiate athletic program in 2010-11 has continued a trend that Robert Morris has established since its move to Division I three and-a-half decades ago. In the last 12 years alone, the Colonials


have sent at least one program to an NCAA Tournament.   During that span, Robert Morris has claimed five NEC Tournament championships in volleyball (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2003), two in both men’s (2009, 2010) and women’s (2007, 2008) basketball and one each in men’s indoor track & field (2000), women’s indoor track & field (2000), men’s outdoor track & field (2000), men’s soccer (2005) and softball (2005).   In addition, former student-athlete Stephanie Kuhn 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).   The success RMU athletics has had in the recent years has followed the seasons before it, as the Robert Morris football team finished its 2000 season a perfect 10-0, the first perfect campaign for any sport at Robert Morris. In the process, the team won its second straight NCAA I-AA Mid-Major National Championship, according to 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.   The trend of success by Colonial athletics in the new millennium should come as no surprise. 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 finishing No. 1.   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 Colonial men’s soccer team has also appeared in the NCAA Tournament three times (1993, 1994 and 2005).   Robert Morris University has also had several student-athletes continue their athletic career in the professional ranks. The late Tim

RMU’S NEC REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIPS (34)

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 Soccer – 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2001 Softball – 1997, 1998, 2005, 2006, 2011 Volleyball – 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008 RMU’S NEC TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIPS (37)

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 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

Hall (1994-95) 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 is an 11-year veteran of the NFL with the Eagles and Cleveland Browns and will play his second season with the St. Louis Rams in 2011.   Men’s soccer player Musa Shannon (1997) 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 (2003), 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. — Robert Morris University —

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  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 was promoted to assistant head coach in the spring of 2008. 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 now head coach of the Colonial women’s team, a program that began in 1992. Continued on next page


2010-11 Robert Morris University Major Award Winners Alex DiMichele

Name Sport

Honor

Myles Russ Alex DiMichele Denny Urban Steve Mitchell Trevor Moore C.G. Mercatoris Daniel Calabretta Merel Van Steenbergen Merel Van Steenbergen Artemis Spanou Thea Imbrogno Joe Walton Katy Phillips Michael Smith

2010 NEC Offensive Player of the Year 2010 NEC Defensive Player of the Year 2011 AHA Defenseman of the Year 2011 NEC Outstanding Field Performer 2011 NEC Player of the Year 2011 NEC Golfer of the Year 2011 NEC Rookie of the Year 2011 NEC Freshman of the Year 2011 NEC Most Outstanding Rookie Performer 2011 NEC Rookie of the Year 2011 CHA Rookie of the Year 2010 NEC Coach of the Year 2011 NEC Coach of the Year 2011 NEC Coach of the Year 2011 NEC Coaching Staff of the Year

2010-11 Robert Morris University All-Conference Honors Carlos Andrade (Football) Rolf Bathold (Football) Toba Bolaji (Men’s Soccer) Alexa Bryson (Softball) Kyle Buchanan (Men’s Lacrosse) Chris Carper (Men’s Track & Field) Alex DiMichele (Football) Annie Dubovec (Softball) Casey Folga (Women’s Track & Field) Amanda Graham (Volleyball) Maritza Jimenez (Softball)

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Football Football Men’s Ice Hockey Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Men’s Lacrosse Men’s Golf Men’s Soccer Women’s Cross Country Women’s Indoor Track & Field Women’s Basketball Women’s Ice Hockey Football Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Softball

Shadrae King (Football) Corey Konycki (Football) Rachel Kotula (Women’s Track & Field) Michael Landers (Football) Ben Lewis (Men’s Lacrosse) Nathan Longpre (Men’s Ice Hockey) # Kiel Matisz (Men’s Lacrosse) C.G. Mercatoris (Men’s Golf) Logan Miles (Football) Steve Mitchell (Men’s Track & Field) Trevor Moore (Men’s Lacrosse) Yohanna Morton (Women’s Basketball) Elias Navarro (Football) Nolan Nearhoof (Football) Colleen O’Donnell (Women’s Lacrosse) Brooks Ostergard (Men’s Ice Hockey) # Allie Patton (Softball) Collin Ray (Men’s Track & Field) Jenna Rinker (Women’s Golf) Myles Russ (Football) Robert Saltsgiver (Men’s Track & Field) Nick Schirtzinger (Football) Mallory Schulze (Women’s Lacrosse) Neil Shaffer (Men’s Soccer) Jeff Sinclair (Football) Artemis Spanou (Women’s Basketball) Chris Spataro (Men’s Track & Field) Jaci Timko (Softball) Ashley Trombetta (Women’s Lacrosse) Denny Urban (Men’s Ice Hockey) # Merel Van Steenbergen (Women’s Cross Country,   Track & Field) Hanna Veith (Volleyball) Elizabeth Wenger (Women’s Golf) — Robert Morris University —

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Artemis Spanou

2010-11 Robert Morris University All-Rookie Honors Chris Carper (Men’s Track & Field) Nick Gentile (Men’s Track & Field) Thea Imbrogno (Women’s Ice Hockey) * Rachel Kotula (Women’s Track & Field) Tyler Rankel (Men’s Lacrosse) Artemis Spanou (Women’s Basketball) Emily VanDyne (Women’s Lacrosse) Merel Van Steenbergen (Women’s Track & Field) Yulia Vasilyeva (Women’s Track & Field)

Note: All honors from the Northeast Conference unless noted # All-Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) Honors * All-College Hockey America (CHA) Rookie Honors


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Joe Walton Stadium

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 on-campus 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 standing-room-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 a stateof-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 — Robert Morris University —

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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: 2 – Seven players, nine times 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.


The Northeast Conference NEC History After celebrating its 30-year anniversary as an NCAA Division I athletic conference in 2010-11, the Northeast Conference (NEC) enters the next phase in its evolution under the leadership of Noreen Morris, now entering her third year as NEC Commissioner.   The NEC and its member institutions are committed to providing opportunities for student-athletes 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 athletic success, academic achievement and 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 playin access to 14 different NCAA Championships (baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, 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, Long Island, 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) and Sacred Heart (1999). NEC expansion continues with the official addition of Bryant University in 2012

as the league’s 12th member, which will give the league a six-state geographic footprint with access to such major media markets as New York City, 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 is developing a conferencewide online video community projected to launch 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. This unique opportunity will allow the NEC to upgrade new media, implement cutting-edge technology, engage fans through social media and present comprehensive University and athletic-related live and on— Robert Morris University —

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demand content.   The Conference has attracted a loyal following in recent years on its Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, and debuted its new Overtime! blog last winter. The NEC also provides its fans with NEC On The Run podcast segments and weekly NEC Notebook spots (that also air on Sports Radio 66 WFAN in New York City and SportsRadio 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh). The league’s satellite website, www.northeastconference.tv, continues to grow and is the home for regular season and championship webcasts. The Conference also plans a summer relaunch of its official website, www.northeastconference.org.   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 FSNPittsburgh, MASN, Fox College Sports, Cox Cable and the Connecticut Sports Network. In 2011, ESPN broadcast the NEC men’s basketball championship game for the 24th straight year, while ESPNU carried the women’s championship, marking the fourth year in a row the game reached a nationwide audience.

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 2010-11.   Overall, the NEC’s 4,800+ student-athletes averaged a 3.133 GPA for the 2010-11 year and 11 of the league’s 12 core member institutions finished the year with at least a 3.0 GPA. Nearly 2,300 student-athletes were named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll and over 500 were named to the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll with GPAs of 3.75 or higher. Likewise, there were seven NEC student-athletes who were tabbed Capital One Academic All-Americans.   Additionally, the NEC had 38 teams from among more than 900 across the nation honored by the NCAA with public recognition awards for their latest Academic Progress Rate scores. 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. Saint Francis (Pa.) student-athletes posted a 3.27 grade point average in 2010-11 to win the NEC Institutional Academic Award for the third straight year.

Athletic Achievement

The NEC sent representatives to NCAA Championship events in 14 different team sports in 2010-11, while NEC student-athletes individually qualified to compete for an NCAA title in men’s golf and men’s outdoor track and field.   In one of the most memorable title games in league history and the first to go into overtime, Long Island won its third NEC men’s basketball championship with an 85-82 victory over Robert Morris before a captivated nationwide audience and a packed house at the WRAC in Brooklyn. LIU finished the year with 27 victories, tying the league’s single-season record.   On the women’s side, Saint Francis (Pa.) won an unprecedented 11th Northeast Conference women’s basketball title with a 72-57 victory over Monmouth on its home court in Loretto, Pa. It was a postseason basketball bonanza for the NEC with a record five teams competing in March. Less than a month later, Fairleigh Dickinson advanced to the national semifinals of the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship. With All-Americans Tracy Ganjoin, Danielle McEwan, Joely Carrillo and Sara Littereal leading the way, the Knights were the nation’s top-ranked team for much of the year and one of seven NEC programs ranked in the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) top-20 over the course of the season.   The NEC continued to earn national acclaim in men’s soccer. Monmouth ranked as high as fourth in the country in the NSCAA Top 25 poll and sported a pair of NSCAA AllAmericans in Ryan Kinne and RJ Allen. The Hawks won their sixth straight NEC regularseason championship and defended its NEC Tournament title.   Robert Morris became the first NEC football team to compete in the NCAA FCS playoffs by securing the league’s first-ever automatic bid to the postseason. The Colonials travelled to North Dakota State in the first round and trailed by just three points, 20-17, in the third quarter before the Bison pulled away to advance. The Colonials ended the regular season ranked 25th in the nation by The Sports Network and featured FCS All-Americans Corey Konycki and

Shadrae King.   The Quinnipiac women’s cross country program maintained its dominance with a sixth straight NEC championship, the longest active title streak in the conference in any sport. Likewise, Fairleigh Dickinson made it four straight NEC women’s golf titles and Monmouth earned a sweep at the NEC outdoor track & field championships for the third straight year and fifth time in school history.   Playing in front of a home crowd, Mount St. Mary’s won the inaugural NEC men’s lacrosse title with a 14-9 win over Quinnipiac.   NEC Baseball Player of the Year and Louisville Slugger/TPX All-American Ryan Terry of Monmouth was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2011 MLB Draft.   Individually, 11 NEC student-athletes received All-America honors in their respective sports and eight more earned Capital One Academic All-America accolades.   Sacred Heart won its fourth straight Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup. The Pioneers also claimed a fifth straight Joan Martin Women’s Commissioner’s Cup and won the Men’s Cup for the second time in three years.

On Campus/In The Community

The NEC welcomed the class of 2014 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, including an 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 marketing campaign included co-branded NEC/NCAA banners, logos and print ads, along with public address announcements and personalized spots that ran during institutional radio and webcasts.   The NEC, its member institutions and student-athletes have made community involvement an important piece of its mission. In 2010-11, the NEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee made its annual visit to the Cancer Recovery Foundation in Hershey, Pa., in February.   The SAAC also participated in a “Penny Wars” fundraiser for a second straight year that resulted in a significant donation to the Foundation. NEC field hockey programs once again organized a Be the Match Challenge, which helped facilitate matches for potential — Robert Morris University —

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bone marrow donors. 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. The NEC has also partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs and other youth-based charitable organizations throughout the league’s footprint.   Sacred Heart was the winner of the inaugural NEC Building Communities Award, created by the SAAC to recognize 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 201011 academic year, conference members logged over 25,000 hours of community service.

Evolving and Expanding

In recent years, the NEC has taken aim at raising the brand awareness of the league, elevating the caliber of its championship sports and enhancing the opportunities and experiences for the more than 4,500 student-athletes that compete in the Conference.   Last season, the NEC upgraded its football membership when the University of Rhode Island accepted an invitation to join the league as an associate member beginning in the 2013 season. The conference also unveiled its inaugural Hall of Fame class as part of its 30th Anniversary celebration.   The NEC is set to embark on a number of new initiatives related to the future growth of the Conference. Most notably, the league is developing multi-year comprehensive strategic plan for enhancing and promoting men’s and women’s basketball, and preparing for the launch of an online multimedia community in 2012-13. Northeast Conference Football All-Time Records Since School Joining NEC

Pct.

vs. NEC

Pct.

Albany Central Conn. State Duquesne Monmouth Robert Morris Sacred Heart Saint Francis Wagner

.606 .525 .406 .557 .583 .486 .157 .516

64-22 56-43 9-14 61-38 66-33 39-53 12-87 46-54

.744 .566 .391 .616 .667 .424 .121 .460

80-52 83-75 13-19 88-70 91-65 67-71 25-134 82-77


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The Brenda Weare Commisioner’s Cup

2010-11 Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup

The NEC Commissioner’s Cup was instituted during the 198687 season with Long Island 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. 2010-11 NEC Commissioner’s Cup

2010-11 Joan Martin Commissioner’s Cup

Overall Standings

Men’s Standings

Women’s Standings

1. Sacred Heart.......................................... 245.10 2. Monmouth............................................. 203.47 3. Robert Morris................................. 199.29 4. Saint Francis (Pa.)............................... 179.45 5. Central Connecticut State................ 167.29 6. Long Island............................................ 162.32 7. Quinnipiac.............................................. 160.92 8. Mount St. Mary’s................................. 146.69 9. Fairleigh Dickinson............................ 133.51 10. Bryant...................................................... 127.78 11. Wagner.................................................... 113.99 12. St. Francis (N.Y.)................................... 84.54

1. Sacred Heart.......................................... 104.81 2. Monmouth............................................. 91.38 3. Robert Morris................................. 89.49 4. Central Connecticut State................ 84.85 5. Mount St. Mary’s................................. 74.25 6. Saint Francis (Pa.)............................... 65.75 7. Long Island............................................ 63.04 8. Quinnipiac.............................................. 57.03 9. Bryant...................................................... 53.17 10. Wagner.................................................... 50.49 11. Fairleigh Dickinson............................ 50.39 12. St. Francis (N.Y.)................................... 44.99

1. Sacred Heart.......................................... 140.29 2. Saint Francis (Pa.)............................... 113.70 3. Monmouth............................................. 112.89 4. Robert Morris................................. 109.80 5. Quinnipiac.............................................. 103.89 6. Long Island............................................ 99.28 7. Fairleigh Dickinson............................ 83.12 8. Central Connecticut State................ 82.44 9. Bryant...................................................... 74.61 10. Mount St. Mary’s................................. 72.44 11. Wagner.................................................... 63.50 12. St. Francis (N.Y.)................................... 39.55

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2010-11 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

BU CCSU 10.86 ---- 9.00 14.00 7.00 10.00 6.85 10.15 4.10 3.00 4.38 9.88 9.19 13.32 8.50 12.17 3.00 14.00 3.00 5.00 ---- ---- 6.50 11.00 6.50 9.00 ---- 5.20 ---- ---- ---- ---- ---- 10.33 12.17 5.44 3.00 10.70 3.00 6.00 8.50 ---- 12.35 9.60 9.88 8.50

FDU LIU ---- ---- 4.00 3.00 5.00 3.00 3.00 14.00 10.15 7.95 6.44 11.25 ---- ---- ---- ---- 5.20 11.80 7.00 14.00 14.00 6.67 3.00 14.00 6.50 9.00 14.00 8.50 10.57 ---- 12.78 10.95 7.89 5.44 ---- 3.61 5.20 9.60 7.00 12.00 ---- ---- 7.40 6.30 4.38 11.25

MON 12.43 11.00 13.00 10.15 14.00 ---- 6.44 ---- 10.70 13.00 4.83 4.00 13.00 7.40 10.57 7.28 6.67 8.50 14.00 14.00 ---- 8.50 14.00

MSM ---- 8.00 8.00 4.10 7.95 ---- ---- 4.83 8.50 12.00 ---- 8.50 4.50 6.30 6.44 7.28 11.56 10.33 7.40 11.00 12.90 4.10 3.00

QUIN RMU SHU SFNY SFPA 9.29 4.57 6.14 ---- 7.71 7.00 6.00 12.00 5.00 13.00 14.00 11.00 12.00 4.00 9.00 11.80 6.85 8.50 ---- 12.90 5.75 10.15 12.90 5.75 11.80 3.00 12.63 14.00 6.44 8.50 ---- 13.32 4.38 ---- 3.00 ---- ---- 6.67 3.00 14.00 ---- 7.40 12.90 6.30 9.60 6.00 9.00 11.00 4.00 10.00 ---- ---- 12.78 7.89 3.00 13.00 12.00 5.00 10.00 6.50 9.00 11.50 11.50 3.00 14.00 4.10 11.80 12.90 3.00 10.70 12.63 6.44 14.00 6.44 6.44 14.00 7.28 10.95 4.22 7.28 ---- 12.78 14.00 3.00 9.11 14.00 12.17 8.50 ---- 3.61 ---- 12.90 11.80 8.50 6.30 8.00 9.00 13.00 4.00 10.00 12.90 8.50 5.20 ---- ---- 10.70 14.00 12.35 ---- 3.00 5.75 ---- 12.63 ---- ----

WAG ---10.00 6.00 5.20 ------6.44 10.33 4.10 8.00 ---8.50 4.50 9.60 3.00 3.00 4.22 6.67 4.10 5.00 3.00 5.20 7.13

127.78 167.29 133.51 162.32 203.47 146.69 160.92 199.29 245.10 84.54 179.45 113.99 53.17 84.85 50.39 63.04 91.38 74.25 57.03 89.49 104.81 44.99 65.75 50.49 74.61 82.44 83.12 99.28 112.09 72.44 103.89 109.80 140.29 39.55 113.70 63.50 — Robert Morris University —

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Joe Walton HEAD COACH

Leading the football renaissance at Robert Morris University throughout its 17-year history is Joe Walton, who has built the Colonials from a fledgling program into one of the top NCAA 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 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.   Despite falling in the preliminary round of the NCAA FCS Playoffs at North Dakota State, the blueprint for success has been established. While Walton enters his 18th season at the helm of the program in 2011, a new year presents a new set of challenges. 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

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  “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) mid-major 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) mid-major 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. Despite finishing 4-6 in 2007 and with identical 5-6 records in both 2008 and 2009, RMU


Joe Walton’s NFL Head Coaching Record Year Team Record Pct. Finish/Playoffs

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

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

.438 T-4th AFC East .438 3rd AFC East .688 2nd AFC East / First Round .625 2nd AFC East / Second Round .400 5th AFC East .531 4th AFC East .250 5th AFC East .482 Two Playoff Appearances

Joe Walton’s NFL Playoff Coaching Record Year Team Record Results

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

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

Pct.

1994 Robert Morris................................................................................ 7-1-1 Robert Morris................................................................................ 6-4 1995 1996 Robert Morris................................................................................ 9-2 1997 Robert Morris................................................................................ 8-3 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 Robert Morris................................................................................ 6-4 2003 2004 Robert Morris................................................................................ 6-5 Robert Morris................................................................................ 2-8 2005 2006 Robert Morris................................................................................ 7-4 Robert Morris................................................................................ 3-6* 2007 2008 Robert Morris................................................................................ 5-6 2009 Robert Morris................................................................................ 5-6 2010 Robert Morris................................................................................ 8-3 103-70-1* 17-Year Career Totals

.833 .600 .818 .727 .400 .800 1.000 .667 .300 .600 .545 .200 .637 .333 .455 .455 .727 .595

* 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 ECAC Bowl

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

The Walton File

NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs

2010 – North Dakota State 43, Robert Morris 17

rebounded with one of its best seasons in school history in 2010, claiming its sixth NEC regularseason championship and the program’s first bid to the NCAA FCS Playoffs.   More importantly, 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. When the opportunity arose, this seemed per-

  Walton had his most recent NFL duty in 1990-91, 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 (21st 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’s NFL protégés include Rich Kotite, Bud Carson, Joe Theismann, Fran Tarkenton, Norm Snead, Ken O’Brien and Richard Todd.

fect. 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. — Robert Morris University —

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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) Daughters: Jodi (48), Stacey (46) Son: Joe (39) NFL Stats: 8 years, 178 receptions, 2,628 yards, 28 TD Alma Mater (Year): Pittsburgh (1957) Degree: History High School: Beaver Falls

Walton vs. All-Time Foes

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Assistant Coaches John Banaszak is in his ninth season as a member of the Colonial football coaching staff, including his fourth serving as assistant head coach. 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 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 10th season with the Colonials as an assistant coach is Scott Farison, who is also in his fifth year serving as RMU’s defensive coordinator. He also is the program’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. ★★★

Scott Benzel is in his ninth season as an assistant coach with RMU, including his third serving as codefensive coordinator. He is responsible for the Colonial defensive backs and also serves as assistant recruiting coordinator. A native of Plum, Pa., Benzel spent the 2004-05 academic year with Division III Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio,

where he served as the defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator with the football team. Prior to that, Benzel served as a graduate assistant coach with Robert Morris in 2002 and 2003. A 1997 graduate of Mercyhurst College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in hotel restaurant management, Benzel was a two-year starter at free safety for the Lakers. ★★★

In his fifth 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 coaching staff full time after spending the 2007 and 2008 seasons as a graduate assistant coach. 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 2011 season marks the ninth season 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.

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In his fifth year as an assistant coach is former running back Sam Dorsett, who tutors the Colonial running backs. A 2003 graduate of the University with a Bachelor of Science degree in management, Dorsett earned a Master of Science degree in communications and information systems in 2009 while spending two seasons as a graduate assistant coach. A native of Hollywood, Fla., Dorsett finished his career at Robert Morris with 3,847 yards on 724 carries, an average of 5.3 yards per rush. His career rushing total stood as the all-time record until being broke by former running back Myles Russ (2007-10) during the 2010 campaign. Dorsett owns RMU’s career record for rushing touchdowns (29) and 100-yard rushing games (19). ★★★

The 2011 campaign marks the third season for Bill Hurley as an assistant coach at Robert Morris. A 1980 graduate of Syracuse and a native of Kenmore, N.Y., Hurley assists in coaching the Colonial secondary. Hurley spent four seasons as defensive backs coach at Duquesne from 2004-07, 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.


2011 Robert Morris Coaching Staff Front Row (l-r): Scott Farison (Defensive Coordinator), Andrew Richardson (Offensive Line), John Banaszak (Assistant Head Coach), Joe Walton (Head Coach), Bob Morris (Wide Receivers), Steve Campos (Special Offensive Assistant)

Back Row (l-r): Matt Grayson (Defensive Line), Sam Dorsett (Running Backs), Camdin Crouse (Quarterbacks), Bob Hurley (Secondary), Scott Benzel (Co-Defensive Coordinator), Dan Joyce (Football Intern), Patrick Shepard (Tight Ends)

In his third season with the RMU coaching staff in 2011 is Patrick Shepard, who coaches the tight ends. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Shepard spent the past two seasons at Robert Morris as a graduate assistant coach, earning a Master of Science degree in communications and information systems. Shepard was a threeyear 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. ★★★

In his first season on the Robert Morris coaching staff in 2011 is Steve Campos, who serves as a special offensive assistant. A native of New Brighton, Pa., Campos owns a vast amount of coaching experience at both the high school and collegiate level. From 1993 to 2001, Campos served as the head football coach

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Joining the Robert Morris coaching staff in 2011 as a graduate assistant is Camdin Crouse, who helps tutor the quarterbacks. A native of Snow Shoe, Pa., Crouse appeared in 29 games for the Colonials from 2006 to 2009, serving as the holder on field goal and point after attempts while also earning three starts at quarterback. He completed 54.9 percent (45for-82) of his career passes for 462 yards and four touchdowns. Crouse earned a Bachelor of Science degree in sport management from the — Robert Morris University —

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2011 Colonials

#2 Rickeem Jackson

#3  Antwan Smith

#4  Anthony Coleman

#5 Deontae Howard

#6  Jamar Cromwell

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

Defensive Back • 5-10 • 180 • Jr. Bryans Road, Md.

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 200 • Sr. Cheltenham, Md.

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

Running Back • 5-9 • 200 • R-Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

#7 Shadrae King

#8  Malik Johnson

#9  Jamie Cobb

#10 Tyler Forbes

#11 Eric Lowry

Tight End • 6-3 • 225 • Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

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

Wide Receiver • 6-3 • 200 • Sr. Casa Grande, Ariz.

Quarterback • 6-1 • 196 • So. New Castle, Pa.

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

#11 Chad Dawgiello

#12 Ryan Bounds

#12  Matt Layman

#13 Donte Jeter

#13  Michael Shaffer

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

Defensive Back • 6-0 • 190 • Fr. Cleveland, Ohio

Quarterback • 6-2 • 180 • Fr. Hilton Head, S.C.

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

Free Safety • 5-11 • 190 • Jr. Aliquippa, Pa.

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#14  Jeff Sinclair

#14 Codi Casper

#15  Andrew Dini

#16  Jake Bolan

#16 Clay Ilkin

Quarterback • 6-3 • 190 • Jr. Natrona Heights, Pa.

Defensive Back • 6-0 • 200 • Fr. Carrollton, Ohio

Quarterback • 6-3 • 190 • Fr. Winchester, Ky.

Quarterback • 6-3 • 200 • Fr. Webster, N.Y.

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

#17 Tony Johnson

#17  Zach Washington

Quarterback • 6-1 • 180 • So. Homestead, Pa.

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

Jeff Sinclair

#18  Ben Ridgeley

#18  Aaron Thorne

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

Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 170 • Fr. Beltsville, Md.

#19  Antwan Eddie

#20  Greg Langer

#21  William Quarles

#21  Gentry White

#22 Danny Duvall

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

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

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

Linebacker • 6-1 • 215 • Fr. Baltimore, Md.

Wide Receiver • 6-2 • 190 • Fr. Youngstown, Ohio

#23  Justin Brooks

#23  Martin Henry

#24 Samuel Collins

#24  Anthony Deni

#25 Sanchez Faugue

Running Back • 5-9 • 175 • Fr. St. Charles, Md.

Defensive Back • 5-11 • 205 • Fr. Philadelphia, Pa.

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 180 • So. Germantown, Md.

Fullback • 5-11 • 230 • Fr. Jeanette, Pa.

Linebacker • 6-0 • 215 • Jr. Naples, Fla.

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#25 Drew Krall

#26 Danny Bonaventura

#26  Keith O’Kelly

#27 Tyler Overton

#27 Duane Mitchell

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

Defensive Back • 6-0 • 190 • Jr. Commack, N.Y.

Running Back • 5-9 • 170 • Fr. Waldorf, Md.

Cornerback • 5-9 • 190 • Sr. Columbus, Ohio

Running Back • 6-1 • 205 • Fr. Monroe Falls, Ohio

#28  Wayne Graves

#29  Alex Fine

#30  Mike Cook

#30  Jon Bonilla

#31 C.J. Jackson

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

Defensive Back • 5-10 • 185 • Fr. Lake Orion, Mich.

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

Running Back • 5-9 • 180 • Fr. Marlton, N.J.

Cornerback • 5-11 • 195 • Fr. Solon, Ohio

#32 Nick Groat

#33  Brad Banas

#33 Tallen Birmingham

#34 D.J. Myers

#34 Robert Smith-Harris

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

Linebacker • 6-1 • 220 • Jr. Houston, Pa.

Running Back • 5-8 • 175 • So. Girard, Ohio

Defensive Back • 6-0 • 190 • So. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Running Back • 5-11 • 190 • Fr. Youngstown, Ohio

#35  Alex Tarr

#36 Cameron Chadwick

#37  Zach Stanopiewicz

#37  Kyle McWreath

#38 Tony LaMancusa

Cornerback • 5-11 • 175 • Sr. Bethel Park, Pa.

Defensive Back • 6-1 • 215 • Jr. Vista, Calif.

Linebacker • 6-1 • 200 • Jr. Fairview, Pa.

Fullback • 6-1 • 225 • Fr. Trinity, Pa.

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

#39  Grayling Sanders

#40 Evan Taylor

#40  Garrett Piekarski

#41  Anthony Caperelli

#42 Dan Mignogna

Running Back • 5-10 • 215 • Fr. Lake Lynn, Pa.

Defensive Back • 5-10 • 180 • So. Redding, Calif.

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

Linebacker • 6-1 • 230 • Sr. Johnstown, Pa.

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

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#42 Collin Ryan

#43  A.J. Reed

#44  Kyle Cooper

#44  Matt Reginelli

#46  John Melnick

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 175 • Fr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Fullback • 6-0 • 220 • Fr. Apollo, Pa.

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

Place Kicker • 5-10 • 170 • Fr. Washington, Pa.

Fullback • 5-11 • 220 • Sr. Greensburg, Pa.

#46 T.J. Matrascia

#47  Matt Green

Linebacker • 6-3 • 210 • Fr. Jefferson Hills, Pa.

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

#48  Matthew Fox

#49 Ryan Thermil

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

Linebacker • 5-11 • 235 • Fr. Fort Washington, Md.

#50  Micale Allen

#51 R.J. Cook

#52  Jon Krepps

#53 Steve Mitchell

#54 Ethan Mengle

Defensive Line • 6-0 • 290 • So. Philadelphia, Pa.

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

Linebacker • 6-1 • 235 • Sr. Belle Vernon, Pa.

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

Offensive Line • 6-4 • 250 • Jr. Mechanicsburg, Pa.

#54 Ian Ball

#55  Mark Centofanti

#56  Andrew Douglass

#56  Paul Pavlinich

#57  Brian Bevilacqua

Defensive Back • 5-9 • 180 • Fr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Linebacker • 6-1 • 210 • So. West Mifflin, Pa.

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

Offensive Line • 6-2 • 250 • Fr. Beaver, Pa.

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 275 • Sr. Murrysville, Pa.

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#57  Marty Thomas

#58  Greg Lucas

#58  Jake Tkach

#59  Zac Bennett

#60  Alex Kirsch

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

Offensive Line • 6-2 • 275 • Jr. Indiana, Pa.

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

Defensive Line • 6-2 • 245 • Fr. Newark, Ohio

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

#61 Dylan Knight

#61  Mike Neilson

#62 Cory Pitkavish

#63 Nate Lojek

#64  Jeremiah Bradley

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

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

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

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

Offensive Line • 6-5 • 305 • Fr. Bowie, Md.

#64 Devon Cesario

#65  Brandon Adams

#66 Nate Hargraves

#67 Luke Sweeney

#67  Willie Pruitt

Linebacker • 5-11 • 195 • Fr. Stahlstown, Pa.

Offensive Line • 6-1 • 250 • Fr. Moon Township, Pa.

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

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

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 275 • Fr. Steubenville, Ohio

#69  Brad Rodgers

#70  A.J. Dalton

#71  Jon Hill

#72 Logan Miles

#73 Sam Miller

Offensive Line • 6-2 • 305 • Sr. Irwin, Pa.

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

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

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 295 • Sr. Scottdale, Pa.

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

#73 Nick Faraci

#74  Vince Mongelluzzo

#76 Chris Setticase

#77  A.J. Holderman

#79 Taylor Evans

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

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 225 • So. Delmont, Pa.

Defensive Line • 6-3 • 305 • R-Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

Defensive Line • 6-3 • 225 • Jr. Chagrin Falls, Ohio

Offensive Line • 6-3 • 290 • Fr. Ashburn, Va.

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#80  Andrew Castilone

#81 Raymond Harmon

#82  Andrew Smith

#83  Quinton Pirl

#84 Tevin Young

Wide Receiver • 6-3 • 185 • Fr. Buffalo, N.Y.

Defensive Back • 6-1 • 200 • Fr. Herndon, Va.

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

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

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 175 • So. East McKeesport, Pa.

#85  Justin Fuss

#86 Dustin Lowman

#87  Paul Evans

#88 Tyler Digby

#89  Brad Wilson

Wide Receiver • 5-11 • 185 • Fr. Dillsburg, Pa.

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

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

Tight End • 6-4 • 220 • Jr. New Westminster, B.C.

Wide Receiver • 5-10 • 190 • Fr. Philadelphia, Pa.

#90  Forrest Mason

#91 Nolan Nearhoof

#92  Andrew Curtin

#92 Eric Moscipan

#93  Farren Mason

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

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

Tight End • 6-1 • 215 • Fr. Mason, Ohio

Linebacker • 6-1 • 185 • Fr. Wampum, Pa.

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

#94  Hunter Khaleghi

#95 Chris Thompkins

#96 Cory Nolton

Kicker/Punter • 5-8 • 160 • Fr. San Diego, Calif.

Defensive Line • 6-1 • 250 • So. Webster, N.Y.

Defensive End • 6-4 • 245 • Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa.

#97  Henry Jartu

#98 Tim Scheidler

#99 Connor Sullivan

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

Place Kicker • 5-9 • 175 • Jr. Coraopolis, Pa.

Defensive End • 6-4 • 270 • Jr. Washington, D.C. — Robert Morris University —

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Today’s Game Wagner (2-7, 2-4 NEC) vs. Robert Morris (2-7, 2-4 NEC) Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011 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

Deontae Howard The Robert Morris University football team hosts Wagner in a Noon kickoff this afternoon at Joe Walton Stadium for its final home game of the 2011 campaign. Prior to the contest the Colonials will recognize its senior class, which includes 12 members that helped RMU claim a share of the 2010 Northeast Conference regular-season championship and the league’s inaugural bid to the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs.   Robert Morris is coming off a 31-24 setback @ Central Connecticut State (11/5), its fourth straight loss. The Colonials held a 17-14 halftime advantage, but the Blue Devils outscored RMU, 17-7, in the second half en route to the victory.   Junior quarterback Jeff Sinclair finished 4-for-9 passing for 49 yards and also rushed eight times for 47 yards and a touchdown before suffering an injury late in the first half. Freshman Matt Layman came in to replace Sinclair and in the most extensive action of his young career completed 12 of his 16 passing attempts for 163 yards, two touchdowns and an interception.   Redshirt freshman Deontae Howard led the RMU ground game against Central Connecticut State, compiling a career-high 86 yards rushing on 15 carries, an average of 5.7 yards per rush.  Senior wide receiver Anthony Coleman, meanwhile, led the receiving corps with a careerhigh seven receptions for 87 yards, while senior wide receiver Jamie Cobb added four catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.   Senior tight end Shadrae King finished with two receptions for 18 yards against Central Connecticut

State to help extend his streak of consecutive games with a catch to 28. He enters today’s game with 41 receptions for 433 yards and five touchdowns and is eight catches shy of establishing a new single-season record for catches.   Defensively, an astounding six Colonials finished with double-digit tackle totals, led by junior defensive lineman Nolan Nearhoof, who recorded a career-high 13. On the 2011 campaign, Nearhoof ranks third for Robert Morris in stops with 60, including 12.5 tackles for loss and a team-high seven and-a-half sacks.   Junior linebacker Kyle Cooper added a careerhigh 12 tackles against the Blue Devils, while safeties Cameron Chadwick and D.J. Myers each finished with 11 takedowns. Tallying 10 stops for the Colonials against CCSU were junior defensive lineman Steve Mitchell and junior linebacker Mike Cook. Chadwick enters today’s game leading RMU with 71 tackles, while Myers ranks second with 62.   Wagner enters today’s game with Robert Morris sporting an identical record of 2-7 overall, including 2-4 in the NEC. The Seahawks are coming off a 27-21 victory over Sacred Heart (11/5) in which sophomore defensive back Torian Phillips recorded seven tackles and an interception, helping him earn NEC Defensive Player of the Week (11/7) honors.   Robert Morris concludes its 2011 campaign with a Noon kickoff @ crosstown rival Duquesne Saturday, Nov. 19, after taking on Wagner this afternoon. TODAY’S OFFICIALS Referee – Charles Jebran Umpire – James DeCarlo Linesman – Anthony Solimine Line Judge – Norman Henn Field Judge – John Svorinich Side Judge – William Schoen Back Judge – Joe Villella Clock Operator – Bill Heidkamp Play Clock – Joseph Nichols III

ON THE COVER A total of 12 Colonials will play the final home game of their careers this afternoon at Joe Walton Stadium against Wagner. Honored prior to today’s game against the Seahawks as part of Senior Day festivities will be wide receivers Anthony Coleman and Jamie Cobb, tight end Shadrae King, offensive linemen Brian Bevilacqua, Logan Miles and Brad Rodgers, running backs Jamar Cromwell and John Melnick, linebackers Anthony Caperelli and Jon Krepps, defensive back Alex Tarr and defensive lineman Chris Setticase. — Robert Morris University —

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PROBABLE STARTERS When the Seahawks have the ball … Robert Morris Defense LE 95 Chris Thompkins (6-1, 235, So.) NG 73 Sam Miller (6-2, 290, Sr.) RE 53 Steve Mitchell (6-2, 250, Jr.) OLB 33 Brad Banas (6-1, 220, Jr.) ILB 52 Jon Krepps (6-1, 235, Sr.) ILB 44 Kyle Cooper (6-0, 215, Jr.) OLB 56 Andrew Douglass (602, 235, Jr.) CB 35 Alex Tarr (5-11, 175, Sr.) SS 34 D.J. Myers (6-0, 190, So.) WS 36 Cameron Chadwick (6-1, 215, Jr.) CB 3 Antwan Smith (5-10, 180, Jr.) P 38 Tony LaMancusa (5-11, 180, Fr.) WAGNER Offense

WR LT LG C RG RT TE QB RB FB WR PK

80 71 73 75 64 69 84 8 25 40 19 22

Kenny Munson (5-11, 200, Jr.) Steve Pearson (6-6, 290, So.) Brendan Byrne (6-4, 280, Jr.) David Frederickson (6-2, 285, R-Fr.) Anthony Harper (6-4, 305, So.) Steve Ciocci (6-4, 290, Jr.) Bryant Watts (6-5, 250, R-Fr.) Nick Doscher (6-2, 225, Jr.) Dominique Williams (5-9, 200, So.) Patrick Gibbons (6-0, 245, Fr.) Justin Matthews (6-1, 190, Sr.) Mark Mangion (5-11, 190, Sr.)

When the Colonials have the ball … WAGNER Defense

DE 47 Derrick Forrest (6-2, 250, Sr.) DT 66 Sal Gigante (6-1, 270, Sr.) DE 81 Quinton Anderson (6-5, 280, Sr.) OLB 52 Greg Burton (6-3, 230, Jr.) ILB 37 Mike Lombardo (6-1, 230, Jr.) ILB 55 C.O. Prime (6-1, 230, Jr.) OLB 7 Julian Stanford (6-2, 225, Sr.) CB 3 Torian Phillips (5-9, 180, Jr.) 5 Jeremiah Brown (6-0, 205, Sr.) SS FS 29 Patrick O’Connor (6-1, 190, So.) CB 1 Jarrett Dieudonne (6-1, 190, R-Fr.) 56 Rory Cregan (5-10, 185, Sr.) P Robert Morris Offense

SE LT LG C RG RT TE QB FB HB FL PK

13 70 74 72 69 66 7 12 32 5 4 20

Donte Jeter (5-11, 180, So.) A.J. Dalton (6-5, 286, So.) Vince Mongelluzzo (6-3, 250, So.) Logan Miles (6-3, 295, Sr.) Brad Rodgers (6-2, 305, Sr.) Nate Hargraves (6-4, 280, Jr.) Shadrae King (6-3, 225, Sr.) Matt Layman (6-2, 180, Fr.) Nick Groat (6-0, 220, Jr.) Deontae Howard (5-10, 190, R-Fr.) Anthony Coleman (5-11, 200, Sr.) Greg Langer (5-10, 165, Jr.)


Wagner 2011 Numerical Roster No. Name

Pos.

1 Jarrett Dieudonne............ DB

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown/High School or Junior College

6-1 190 R-Fr. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Dillard

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown/High School or Junior College

63 Andrew Reyes.................... OL

6-3 260

Fr.

Weston, Fla. / St. Thomas Aquinas

6-0 190 So.

66 Sal Gigante............................ DL

6-1 270

Sr.

New Windsor, N.Y. / Cornwall C. Catholic

2 Sidiq Soulemana............... LB

5-11 210

Jr.

Bronx, N.Y. / DeWittt Clinton

5 Jeremiah Brown............... DB

6-0 205

Sr.

Brooklyn, N.Y. / Grand Street Campus

3 Torian Phillips................... DB 4 D’Metrius Smith................ DB

6 Dom Gaston......................... LB

7 Julian Stanford................... LB

5-9 180 So.

6-2 225

6-2 225

8 Nick Doscher....................... QB

6-2 225

12 Kenny Howard................... RB

5-11 220

15 Wandy Saintilien.............. WR

5-7 150

9 Otis Wright........................... RB

11 Sean O’Reilly....................... WR 13 Nevon Williams................. DB 14 Dustin Nelson..................... QB

16 William Hurley.................. QB

17 Cody Morgan....................... WR 18 Theodore Clohessy......... DB

19 Justin Matthews................ WR

22 Mark Mangion....................... PK

23 Blake Bascom..................... DB

24 Matt Misley.......................... QB

25 Dominique Williams...... RB

26 Jeremiah Bell...................... DB

Sr.

Howell, N.J. / Howell

Fr.

5-11 190

Fr.

6-3 180

Fr.

6-2 180 6-4 230

5-8 185

5-10 210 6-1 190

5-11 190

Jr.

5-9 200 So.

6-1 185

Fr.

6-3 220

Fr.

86 Anthony Carrington....... WR

32 Ricky Morgan..................... RB

5-11 195

Miami, Fla. / Palmer Trinity

33 Mike Milone........................ DB

5-10 190

36 Anthony Emmanuele..... DB

6-1 200

34 Adams Issaka..................... DL 35 Max Wassel.......................... LB

37 Mike Lombardo................ LB 38 A.J. Firestone.......................

P

6-3 225

Sr. Jr.

Sr.

5-11 220 So. 6-1 230

Fr. Jr.

Schenectady, N.Y. / Schenectady

Jupiter, Fla. / Jupiter Christian

6-1 220 R-Fr. Mercersburg, Pa. / Mercersburg Academy

42 Cody Kelso............................ DB

5-10 180

44 Matt Connelly..................... TE

6-3 255

Sr.

Kingston, Pa. / Wyoming Valley West

6-2 220

Jr.

Dumont, N.J. / Dumont

41 Rich Vellucci........................ RB 43 Tom Klepper....................... LB

45 Yamir Ortiz........................... DL

46 Matthew McGuinness.... DB 47 Derrick Forrest.................. DL 48 Nick Suppes......................... LB

51 Drew Ledet.......................... DL 52 Greg Burton......................... LB 53 Jacob Meier.......................... LB 54 Kevin Orender................... LB 55 Carl-Olivier Prime............ LB 56 Rory Cregan.........................

P

57 Joe Colucci............................ LB

59 David Lopez.........................

K

60 Brett Buzzard..................... OL

61 Ryan Wytanis...................... OL 62 Tyler Seling.......................... OL

6-0 245

Fr.

Carthage / N.Y./ Milford

5-10 210

Jr.

Park Ridge, N.J. / Park Ridge

6-0 220

Sr.

Fr.

Newtown, Pa. / Council Rock

East Aurora, N.Y. / East Aurora

6-2 250

Jr.

Sr.

6-4 235 So. 6-3 230 6-2 220 6-1 220 6-1 245

5-10 185

Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

Sr.

90 Josh Martinez..................... DT

6-3 290 R-Fr. Cherry Hill, N.J. / Cherry Hill West

95 Bryan Maley........................ PK

5-10 170

Jr.

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. / Calvery Christian

6-3 280

Fr. Sr.

Staten Island, N.Y. / St. Peter’s

Binghamton, N.Y. / Seton Catholic Central

92 Edgar Sheppard................ DL

Jr.

Washington, D.C. / Georgetown Prep

6-2 285

6-3 290

5-11 220

Jr.

Fr.

Fr. Fr.

Philadelphia, Pa. / Milford

Eagle River, Ark. / Chugiak

Brick, N.J. / Brick Memorial

Lacey Township, N.J. / Lanoka Harbor

9/3

SAINT FRANCIS *

W, 38-28

9/24

@ Bryant *

L, 28-30

9/17

Rockaway, N.J. / Morris Hills

10/1

South Plainfield, N.J. / South Plainfield Merrick, N.Y. / Calhoun

10/8

Wall Township, N.J. / Wall Township

@ No. 9 Richmond

CENTRAL CONN. STATE * @ Cornell

GEORGETOWN

10/22 @ Duquesne *

Quebec, Canada / Kent School

Woodside, N.Y. / St. Francis Prep

10/29 ALBANY * 11/5

Plantation, Fla. / American Heritage

SACRED HEART *

11/12 @ Robert Morris *

6-7 295 R-Fr. Sunrise, Fla. / Pine Crest

6-4 280

6-4 245 So.

Plainville, Mass. / Bishop Feehan

9/10

West Caldwell, N.J. / Caldwell

6-1 215 R-Fr. Staten Island, N.Y. / Monsignor Farrell

6-0 185

Toms River, N.J. / Toms River North

2011 Schedule

6-1 240 R-Fr. Riverdale, N.J. / Pascack Valley

6-0 170

Cherry Hill, N.J. / Cherry Hill West

Assistant Coaches (position; year at Wagner; alma mater): Jason Houghtaling (offensive coordinator; sixth year; Binghamton ’04), Tony Brinson (defensive coordinator; sixth year; Rhode Island ’95), T.J. Moriarty (quarterbacks; sixth year; Stony Brook ’05), Andrew Berggren (offensive line; fifth year; Villanova ’05), Marcus Edwards (wide receivers; third year; South Florida ’07), Ryan Fullen (secondary/special teams; second year; Salve Regina ’05), Kiely Nagle (defensive line; second year; Marist ’09), Matt Duppel (outside linebackers; second year; Ursinus ’07), Michael Sheridan (tight ends; second year; Villanova ’09), Stefan Gage (cornerbacks; first year; Wagner ’10); Jesse Rack (running backs; first year; Buffalo ’09)

Depew, N.Y. / Depew

5-11 180 R-Fr. Jackson, N.J. / Jackson

Fr.

Head Coach (year at Wagner; alma mater): Walt Hameline (31st year; Brockport State ’75)

Totowa, N.J. / Passaic Valley

39 Anthony Petro.................... DB

40 Patrick Gibbons................ FB

6-2 170

COACHING STAFF

Port Reading, N.J. / Woodbridge

Mastic Beach, N.Y. / William Floyd

6-5 250 R-Fr. Burlington, N.J. / Florence

97 Jarrod Molzon.................... PK/DB 5-10 195

Ho Ho Kus, N.J. / Nothern Highlands

West Palm Beach, Fla. / Jupiter Christian

Sr.

96 Phil Faccone........................ LS

6-0 200 So.

Staten Island, N.Y./ Tottenville

Rochester, N.Y. / Penfield

89 Nick Linehan....................... WR/LS 6-0 200

5-7 170

31 Marc Thompson............... LB

Sr.

5-10 175 So.

88 Chris Furner........................ TE

Tigard, Ore. / Tigard

6-5 280

Jr.

Mastic Beach, N.Y. / William Floyd

87 Dan Ford................................ WR

30 Ralph Greene...................... RB

Fr.

6-3 300 So.

6-4 235 So.

91 Lawrence Williams......... DL

Leominster, Mass. / Leominster

Scotch Plains, N.J. / St. Peter’s Prep

6-2 285 R-Fr. Staten Island, N.Y. / Poly Prep

83 Joe Sidaras............................ TE

85 Trevor Loveland............... TE

6-1 190 So.

Royersford, Pa. / Spring-Ford

Burlington, Vt. / New Hampton (NH)

5-11 175 R-Fr. Baldwin, N.Y. / Baldwin

29 Patrick O’Connor.............. DB

North Stafford, Va. / North Stafford

6-3 270 R-Fr. Mountainside, N.J. / Milford

5-11 20

Hillside, N.J. / Hillside

5-9 180 R-Fr. East Brunswick, N.J. / East Brunswick

6-6 290 So.

80 Ken Munson............................. WR

27 Tony Jones............................ DB

28 Mike Weber......................... WR

Jr.

Fr.

84 Bryant Watts....................... TE

6-1 180 R-Fr. Dania, Fla. / Pine Crest

6-4 290

Springfield Mass. / Springfield Central

6-5 295

82 Josh Talbott.......................... WR

Bridgeton, N.J. / Bridgeton (Milford Academy)

6-3 305 So.

Syracuse, N.Y. / Nottingham

78 Kevin Messier..................... OL

Stow, Mass. / Nashoba Regional

6-2 220 R-Fr. Park Ridge, N.J. / Park Ridge

Fr.

Slate Hills, N.Y. / Minisink Valley

81 Quintin Anderson............ DL

5-10 180 R-Fr. Monroe Township, N.J. / Monroe

6-2 270

Jr.

Miami, Fla. / Miami Senior

Basking Ridge, N.J. / Ridge

6-4 305 So.

6-4 280

76 Tom Lindley......................... DL

Staten Island, N.Y. / St. Joseph by the Sea

Ht.

73 Brendan Byrne.................. OL 75 David Fredrickson........... OL

Teaneck, N.J. / Teaneck

Boston, Mass. / Boston College HS

Sr.

72 Ian Cunningham............... OL

Plainfield, N.J. / Nassau Community College

Jr.

Sr.

71 Sean Pearson...................... OL

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Dillard

Fort Benning, Ga. / Christchurch

Jr.

69 Steve Ciocci........................... OL

Staten Island, N.Y. / Moore Catholic

Sr. Jr.

68 Tyler Moyers....................... OL

Phillipsburg, N.J. / Bergen Catholic

Sr.

6-1 185

65 Leon Moultre...................... OL

Prince George, Md. / Fork Union

Bloomfield, Conn. / Bloomfield

Pos.

64 Anthony Harper................ OL

Staten Island, N.Y. / Port Richmond

Sr. Jr.

No. Name

Freehold, N.J. / Freehold

11/19 @ Monmouth *

Plymouth, Mich. / Detroit Catholic Central

* Northeast Conference Game

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L, 6-21

L, 24-28 L, 7-31

L, 10-24 L, 21-37 L, 0-24

W, 27-21 Noon

Noon


RMU 2011 Numerical Roster No. Name

Wt.

Yr.

Hometown/High School or Junior College

No. Name

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

2 Rickeem Jackson................... WR 6-4 215 3 Antwan Smith......................... DB 5-10 180

Pos.

Ht.

Jr. Jr.

Orlando, Fla. / College of Canyons Bryans Road, Md. / College of Canyons Cheltenham, Md. / St. John’s Clairton, Pa. / Clairton Pittsburgh, Pa. / Schenley (Kent State) Pittsburgh, Pa. / McKeesport Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Casa Grande, Ariz. / Scottsdale C.C. New Castle, Pa. / Laurel Johnstown, Pa. / Bishop McCort Hilton Head, S.C. / Hilton Head Prep Pittsburgh, Pa. / Oliver Natrona Heights, Pa. / Highlands Winchester, Ky. / George Rogers Clark Webster, N.Y. / Webster Thomas Farmington Hills, Mich. / North Farmington Ebensburg, Pa. / Central Cambria Homestead, Fla. / South Dade Wexford, Pa. / Pine-Richland Pittsburgh, Pa. / Baldwin St. Charles, Md. / McDonough Germantown, Md. / Clarksburg Naples, Fla. / Lely Commack, N.Y. / Hauppauge Monroe Falls, Md. / Stow Coraopolis, Pa. / Montour Lake Orion, Mich. / Lake Orion Victoria, Minn. / Eden Prairie (Winona State) Solon, Ohio / Solon Youngstown, Ohio / Austintown-Fitch Houston, Pa. / Chartiers-Houston Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Bethel Park, Pa. / Bethel Park Vista, Calif. / College of Canyons Aliquippa, Pa. / South Side Tonawanda, N.Y. / St. Joseph’s Lake Lynn, Pa. / Albert Gallatin Washington, Pa. / McGuffey Johnstown, Pa. / Bishop McCort Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Chagrin Falls Apollo, Pa. / Greensburg Central Catholic Hurricane, W.Va. / Hurricane Greensburg, Pa. / Greensburg Salem Jeanette, Pa. / Jeanette Jamestown, N.Y. / Maple Grove Fort Washington, Md./St. Joseph’s & St. Agnes Beaver, Pa. / Beaver Belle Vernon, Pa. / Belle Vernon Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Mechanicsburg, Pa. / Cumberland Valley West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin San Clemente, Calif. / Saddlebrook J.C. Murrysville, Pa. / Franklin Regional Newark, Ohio / Newark Baltimore, Md. / Eastern Technical Dover, Ohio / Dover Jefferson Hills, Pa. / Thomas Jefferson Washington, Pa. / Trinity Bowie, Md. / Archbishop Carroll Natrona Heights, Pa. / Highlands Allison Park, Pa. / Hampton McDonald, Pa. / South Fayette Irwin, Pa. / Norwin Carrollton, Ohio / Carrollton

71 Jon Hill................................... OL 72 Logan Miles ***...................... OL

6-4 6-3

275 So. 295 Sr.

Lake Orion, Mich. / Lake Orion Scottdale, Pa. / Southmoreland

Wt.

Hometown/High School or Junior College

4 Anthony Coleman ***......... WR 5-11 200 Sr. 5 Deontae Howard................... RB 5-10 190 R-Fr. 6 Jamar Cromwell **............... RB 7 Shadrae King ***................... TE

5-9 6-3

200 R-Sr. 225 Sr.

10 Tyler Forbes............................ QB 11 Eric Lowry **........................... DB

6-1 6-1

196 So. 180 Jr.

14 Jeff Sinclair **......................... QB 15 Andrew Dini............................ QB

6-3 6-3

190 190

18 Ben Ridgeley *........................ DB 19 Antwan Eddie......................... CB 20 Greg Langer *.......................... PK 21 William Quarles.................... RB 23 Justin Brooks.......................... RB 24 Samuel Collins........................ WR 25 Sanchez Faugue **................ LB 26 Danny Bonaventura............ DB 27 Duane Mitchell....................... RB 28 Drew Krall................................ K/P 29 Alex Fine.................................... DB 30 Mike Cook................................. LB 31 C.J. Jackson............................... CB 32 Nick Groat *.............................. FB 33 Brad Banas **......................... LB 34 D.J. Myers *............................... DB 35 Alex Tarr **.............................. CB 36 Cameron Chadwick............. DB 37 Michael Shaffer...................... FS 38 Tony LaMancusa................... P 39 Grayling Sanders.................. RB 40 Matt Reginelli......................... PK 41 Anthony Caperelli ***........ LB 42 Dan Mignogna........................ LB 43 A.J. Reed..................................... FB 44 Kyle Cooper *.......................... LB 46 John Melnick........................... FB 47 Anthony Deni.......................... FB 48 Matthew Fox............................ LB 49 Ryan Thermil.......................... LB 51 R.J. Cook **............................... DL 52 Jon Krepps ***........................ LB 53 Steve Mitchell **.................... DE 54 Ethan Mengle.......................... OL 55 Mark Centofanti.................... LB 56 Andrew Douglass................. LB 57 Brian Bevilacqua **............. OL 59 Zac Bennett.............................. DL 60 Alex Kirsch............................... OL 61 Dylan Knight........................... OL 62 T.J. Matrascia........................... DL 63 Nate Lojek................................. OL 64 Jeremiah Bradley................. OL 66 Nate Hargraves...................... OL 67 Luke Sweeney......................... DE 68 Nick Faraci................................ OL 69 Brad Rodgers ***.................. OL 70 A.J. Dalton *.............................. OT

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

180 185 165 170 175 180 215 190 205 180 185 215 195 220 220 190 175 215 190 180 215 170 230 215 220 215 220 230 205 235 260 235 250 250 210 235 275 245 290 295 210 300 305 280 220 280 305 285

8 Malik Johnson *..................... DB 5-10 175 So. 9 Jamie Cobb *............................ WR 6-3 200 Sr. 12 Matt Layman........................... QB 6-2 180 Fr. 13 Donte Jeter............................... WR 5-11 180 So.

16 Jake Bolan................................. QB 6-3 200 17 Zach Washington.................. CB 5-10 175

Jr. Fr.

Fr. Fr.

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

73 Sam Miller **........................... DL 74 Vince Mongelluzzo *#........ OL

6-2 6-3

Yr.

290 Sr. 225 So.

Hometown/High School or Junior College

Washington, Pa. / Washington Delmont, Pa. / Greensburg Salem 76 Chris Setticase........................ DL 6-3 305 R-Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. / Keystone Oaks 77 A.J. Holderman *................... DL 6-3 225 Jr. Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Kenston 80 Andrew Castilone................. WR 6-3 185 Fr. Buffalo, N.Y. / Williamsville 82 Andrew Smith *..................... TE 6-3 230 So. Cranberry Township, Pa. / Seneca Valley 83 Quinton Pirl.......................... WR 5-10 175 Jr. Austintown, Ohio / Austintown-Fitch 84 Chad Dawgiello...................... WR 5-11 180 Fr. Pittsburgh, Pa. / Seton-La Salle 87 Paul Evans *............................. TE 6-4 200 Sr. Elma, N.Y. / Iroquois Central 88 Tyler Digby *........................... TE 6-4 220 Jr. New Westminster, B.C. / New Westminster 90 Forrest Mason........................ DL 6-4 270 Fr. Union Bridge, Md. / Hargrave Military Academy 91 Nolan Nearhoof **................ DL 6-2 280 Jr. Gibsonia, Pa. / Mars Area 93 Farren Mason **.................... DT 6-0 310 Sr. Monroeville, Pa. / Gateway 94 Hunter Khaleghi................... K/P 5-8 160 Fr. San Diego, Calif. / La Jolla Country Day 95 Chris Thompkins *............... DL 6-1 250 So. Webster, N.Y. / Webster 96 Cory Nolton *........................... DE 6-4 245 Jr. Pittsburgh, Pa. / Baldwin 97 Henry Jartu.............................. DL 6-0 290 So. Lake Worth, Fla. / Park Vista 99 Connor Sullivan *.................. DE 6-4 270 Jr. Washington, D.C. / St. John’s

Duplicate Jersey #’s No. Name

14d 16d 17d 21d 26d 28d 34d 37d 40d 40d 47d 56d 57d 58d 61d 62d 64d 67d 86d 92d

Pos.

Codi Casper.............................. DB Clay Ilkin................................... DB Tony Johnson.......................... WR Gentry White........................... LB Keith O’Kelly........................... RB Wayne Graves......................... DB Robert Smith-Harris........... RB Kyle McWreath....................... FB Evan Taylor *........................... DB Garrett Piekarski................. WR Matt Green................................ LB Paul Pavlinich......................... OL Marty Thomas........................ LB Jake Tkach................................ LB Mike Neilson........................... LB Cory Pitkavish........................ OL Devon Cesario........................ LB Willie Pruitt............................. OL Dustin Lowman..................... WR Eric Moscipan......................... LB

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Faugue: FOG Mongelluzzo: MON-ga-LOSE-O

Ht.

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

Yr.

200 Fr. 180 Fr. 180 So. 215 Fr. 170 Fr. 200 Fr. 190 Fr. 225 Fr. 180 So. 190 Fr. 210 Fr. 250 Fr. 195 Fr. 295 Fr. 215 Fr. 265 Fr. 195 Fr. 275 Fr. 180 Fr. 185 Fr.

Khaleghi: KA-leg-ee Nearhoof: NEAR-hoof

Carrollton, Ohio / Carrollton Pittsburgh, Pa. / Upper St. Clair Homestead, Pa. / Steel Valley Baltimore, Md. / Wyoming Seminary Waldorf, Md. / McDonough McKeesport, Pa. / McKeesport Youngstown, Ohio / Liberty Trinity, Pa. / Trinity Redding, Calif. / Shasta Hudson, Ohio / Hudson Belle Vernon, Pa. / Belle Vernon Beaver, Pa. / Beaver Area Amherst, Ohio / Amherst Steele West Mifflin, Pa. / West Mifflin Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Steubenville, Ohio / Highlands Stahlstown, Pa. / Ligonier Valley Steubenville, Ohio / Steubenville Pittsburgh, Pa. / Pittsburgh Central Catholic Wampum, Pa. / Shenango Mignogna: mig-NO-na

* letters earned; “d” denotes duplicate number # could wear #86 as an offensive lineman COACHING STAFF

Head Coach (position; year at RMU; alma mater): Joe Walton (offensive coordinator; 18th year; Pittsburgh ’57)

Assistant Coaches (position; year at RMU; alma mater): John Banaszak (assistant head coach; ninth year; Eastern Michigan ‘75), Scott Farison (defensive coordinator; 10th year; Mercyhurst ‘01), Scott Benzel (co-defensive coordinator; ninth year; Mercyhurst ’97), Andrew Richardson (offensive line; fifth year; Penn State ’05), Bob Morris (receivers; ninth year; Findlay ’75), Sam Dorsett (running backs; fifth year; Robert Morris ’03), Bill Hurley (assistant secondary; third year; Syracuse ’80), Patrick Shephard (tight ends; third year; Miami University ’09), Steve Campos (special offensive assistant; first year; Indiana-Pa. ’82) Graduate Assistants (position; year at RMU; alma mater): Camdin Crouse (quarterbacks; first year; Robert Morris ’10), Matt Grayson (defensive line; third year; Robert Morris ’02)

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RMU Insider Johnson A Key for Colonials in 2011-12 By Paul Meyer (www.rmucolonials.com)

  Halfway through his Robert Morris University career, Russell Johnson has 606 points.   If he doubles that total in the next two seasons, he’ll finish among the top 15 scorers in program history.   Not too shabby, but …   OK, how about this? He also has 388 rebounds. If he doubles that total over the next two seasons, he’ll finish as the top rebounder in program history.   Well, that’s darned impressive, and yet …   In his two seasons with the Colonials, he’s played in two Northeast Conference championship games, helping Robert Morris win one.   Granted, that’s pretty good, but …   Last season, he was named to the All-NEC Tournament team, thanks in large part to his 22 points at Long Island in the title game.   OK. OK. Still …   That seems to be how it is with Russell Johnson. He’s already accomplished a lot at Robert Morris, but there always seems to be more he could do. More he could give. More in that lanky 6’6” frame.   It’s been that way ever since he first set foot on campus and people got their initial look at him on the Charles L. Sewall Center court.   “You know,” some people mused, “Russell Johnson could become a Northeast Conference Player of the Year by the time he’s a senior.”   That could still happen, of course.   Especially if Johnson builds on the performance he gave in the Colonials’ 76-70 win over Wheeling Jesuit in an exhibition game last Monday.   Used off the bench, as he was in the final 11 games of last season, Johnson scored a gamehigh 23 points, grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds and had a game-high four assists. He added a couple steals and a blocked shot for good measure.   He did all of that in just 23 minutes.   “Russell was terrific,” RMU head coach Andrew Toole said.   Indeed he was against Division II Wheeling

Jesuit. But, some might say, let’s see him do that against, oh, Central Connecticut State. And Long Island. And Wagner. You know, when it matters.   All right. Enough of that stuff.   Let’s assume, because, after all, this season just started last night against Rider, that Johnson will approach those numbers in far more games than not during his junior season.   What could that mean for the Colonials?   “If we can have a consistent Russell Johnson even close to what he did (against Wheeling Jesuit), we have a chance to be a good team,” Toole said.   The second half highlighted Johnson’s importance to the Colonials. As they struggled to fend off the pesky Cardinals, he scored 15 points and had six rebounds in the second half. And he scored his final nine points in the last 3:07 to help seal the deal.   His take on what he did?   “Just doing what I have to do to help the team win,” Johnson said. “I enjoyed it.”   Will Colonial fans see more of that from him this season? — Robert Morris University —

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  “Yes, sir,” Johnson said succinctly.   Would he rather be starting than coming off the bench?   “Whatever helps the team, I’m fine with,” Johnson said.   It’s possible that what helps the Colonials most is having Johnson come off the bench.   He started the first 21 games last season, and the Colonials were 9-12.   Toole then inserted Lawrence Bridges into the starting lineup and used Johnson off the bench, and the Colonials were 9-2 in their final 11 games.   Toole made that lineup switch after Johnson struggled in seven consecutive starting assignments and the Colonials were foundering at the midpoint of their season. In those seven games, Johnson, who averaged 13.6 points per game in the first 14 games, scored only 54 points.   “I thought once we inserted Lawrence into the starting lineup and Russell came off the bench and we didn’t rely on the possibility of Russell being really good, I thought it helped our team get more consistent,” Toole said.   Consistency is the key for Johnson. Consistency in the games. Consistency in practices.   Until Toole sees that consistency and believes in the sustainability of that consistency, it’s likely Johnson will continue to come off the bench.   “Without a doubt,” Toole said. “I’ve had long conversations with Russell, and I told him, ‘We can’t play you off possibilities. We have to play you off production. If you’re producing, I’d love to have you out here. You’re as talented as anyone we have in the program.’ But we can’t get caught in the trap of ‘Tonight’s going to be Russell’s night and he’s going to go out and he’s going to turn it on tonight.’ I think at times last year we played that game.”   Against Wheeling Jesuit, Toole started two points guards – junior veteran Velton Jones and sophomore Anthony Myers, a pairing he employed in 13 games last season when Myers was just a freshman.   “I didn’t really like Velton and Ant playing together as much as they did, especially early (in the exhibition game),” Toole said. “You think you’re going to have two point guards


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in the game and you’re really going to be able to execute and get people organized and it really didn’t happen for us.”   Sophomore shooting guard Coron Williams also started against Wheeling Jesuit and made a huge contribution. He scored 22 points, 15 in the first half.   Perhaps, as he gets his team ready to another grinding season in 2011-12, Toole will consider starting Jones at the point and Williams at the other guard spot and then starting either Johnson or freshman Lucky Jones at a swing position.   “I don’t know how I envision (Johnson), to be honest,” Toole said. “In a perfect world, I would love Russell or Lucky to be starting at that wing spot, but one of them has to come and steal it. They have to take it – and they have to take it in practice as well as in the games. Everyone loves to play in the games, but you really get (your game minutes) on the practice floor. I don’t know. We’ll see. I think early on we’ll see multiple lineups until we get everything sorted out.”   Johnson taking that starting wing spot would seem to stabilize the Colonials. He’s a decent three-point shooter, but he appears to be more valuable going to the paint, getting to the rim and using his size to be an effective offensive rebounder.   “I’ve been really hard on Russell the whole preseason,” Toole said. “I told him I wasn’t going to allow him to just take stand-still

three-pointers offensively. I think (the exhibition game) is the first game Russell has ever played at Robert Morris where he didn’t attempt a three.”   Not true. In his first two seasons, Russell eschewed the trey in three games.   Not to quibble, however.   Carry on, coach Toole.   “I thought he was really active around the rim,” Toole said of Johnson against Wheeling Jesuit. “I thought he mixed up some of his offensive game. He had some great offensive rebounds. He was in a good frame of mind. He was attempting to defend the way we need him to defend. Like everybody, he made some mistakes, but in terms of his frame of mind, in terms of his effort, in terms of his attention to winning plays and helping his team he was as good as we need him to be every night.”   As mentioned above here, that’s the key for Russell Johnson. He has to produce in every game. Or just about every game.   The Colonials no longer can just want Johnson to be good. In his junior season, they have to know he will be.   “He’s still going to have tough games,’’ Toole said. “Everyone has tough games throughout a season. But I just hope that he understands how important it is for him to play at least trying to do everything he can for his teammates.” — Robert Morris University —

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According to a poll of Northeast Conference (NEC) head coaches, the  Robert Morris University  men’s basketball team has been picked to finish second in the NEC in 2011-12.   It marks the sixth straight year the Colonials have been picked to finish in the top three in the league, as Robert Morris was tabbed second in 2006, 2007 and 2010 and third in 2008 and 2009.   Tabbed the preseason favorite in the NEC in 2011-12 is Long Island, which received 10 first-place votes. RMU earned the other pair of first-place tallies.   Robert Morris returns four starters and six letterwinners from a 2010-11 team that finished with an overall record of 18-14 (.563), including a mark of 12-6 (.667) in the NEC. The Colonials finished third in the NEC standings a year ago but advanced to their third straight NEC Tournament championship game, falling at Long Island in overtime, 85-82. 2011-12 NEC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll

(First-Place Votes in Parenthesis)

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

Long Island (10) Robert Morris (2) Central Connecticut State Wagner Quinnipiac Mount St. Mary’s Bryant Sacred Heart Saint Francis (Pa.) Monmouth St. Francis (N.Y.) Fairleigh Dickinson


RMU Football Record Book SINGLE-GAME RECORDS

Tackles (Total)

Rushing Attempts — Myles Russ – 37 vs. Duquesne (10/11/08)

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

Name

Rushing Touchdowns — Tim Hall – 4 vs. Bethany (11/5/94) Rushing Yards Name

Yards Att.

Date

4 3 2 3 3

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

Receptions

278 250 246 235 214

Name

Rec Yards TD Opponent

1. Tyjuan Massey................... Sherrod Evers..................... 3. J.T. Kirk.................................. Brent Hockenberry.......... Dante Settles....................... Shadrae King.................. Shadrae King..................

10 10 9 9 9 9 9

22 34 37 20 32

TD Opponent

1. Tim Hall............................. 2. Tim Hall............................. 3. Myles Russ........................ 4. Tim Hall............................. 5. Tim Hall.............................

272 159 111 196 153 110 104

1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Bethany Saint Francis Duquesne Central Conn. State @ Bethany

Name

Yards Rec.

272 10 196 9 177 4 167 7 164 7

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)

Name

Yards

1. Myles Russ (2007-10).................................................. 2. Sam Dorsett (1999-2003)........................................... 3. Tim Hall (1994-95)........................................................ 4. Archie Wannamaker (1996-98)............................... 5. Devin Wilson (2002-05).............................................. Rushing Attempts Myles Russ – 818 (2007-10)

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

4,271 3,847 2,908 2,462 1,762

Passing Yards

PC-PA

TD

Opponent

Date

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

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

21 29 27 20 15

No.

Yards

Avg./G

TD

1,607 2,119 1,435 1,408 1,495

39.2 62.3 35.9 50.3 49.8

21 21 10 11 20

Rec.

Avg./C

TD

18.9 11.9 17.4 13.4 15.0

21 21 20 10 11

Yards

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TD

5.2 5.3 7.4 5.8 4.1

1. Shadrae King (2008 - ).......................................... 135 2. Tyjuan Massey (2002-05)............................................ 112 3. Rupert Rickards (2002-05)......................................... 107 4. Sherrod Evers (2006-09)............................................. 94 5. Fred Parker (1996-98).................................................. 86 Name

Touchdown Passes — Drew Geyer – 6 vs. Buffalo State (9/4/04)

Avg.

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

1. Tyjuan Massey (2002-05)............................................ 2,119 2. Shadrae King (2008 - ).......................................... 1,607 3. Fred Parker (1996-98).................................................. 1,495 4. Rupert Rickards (2002-05)......................................... 1,435 5. Sherrod Evers (2006-09)............................................. 1,408

Pass Completions — Rich Demaio – 33 @ Duquesne (11/15/03)

Att.

818 724 393 427 429

Rushing Touchdowns Sam Dorsett – 29 (1999-2003)

Receiving Yards

Passing Attempts — Drew Geyer – 49 @ Stony Brook (11/9/02)

444 363 330 313 311

Date

11/10/01 10/13/07 10/13/07 9/13/08 10/2/10

Rushing Yards

All-Purpose Yards — Tyjuan Massey – 349 vs. Sacred Heart (11/12/05)

Yards

Opponent

@ Albany @ Central Conn. State @ Central Conn. State Bucknell @ Saint Francis

CAREER RECORDS

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

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

Note: Players bold still active

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..............................

Loss (Yds.)

7 5 4 7 7

Quarterback Sacks — Jason Spencer – 5 vs. Saint Francis (11/8/97)

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

TD Opponent

Solo

Interceptions — Brian Dunn – 3 vs. Duquesne (10/8/94)

Receiving Yards 1. Tyjuan Massey................... 2. Brent Hockenberry.......... 3. Tyjuan Massey................... 4. Dante Settles....................... 5. Alvin Hill...............................

20 20 19 19 19

Tackles (Solo) — Jason Hempstead – 14 vs. Sacred Heart (9/22/01)

Date

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

Tackles

112 135 86 107 94

Jason Hempstead


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

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

Touchdown Passes Tim Levcik – 76 (1998-2001)

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

Passing Attempts Tim Levcik – 970 (1998-2001) 200+ Yard Passing Games Drew Geyer – 17 (2002-05)

Tackles (Total) Name

Pass Completions Tim Levcik – 537 (1998-2001)

Tackles (Solo) James Noel – 179 (2002-05)

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

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

Punts Nick Schirtzinger – 230 (2007-10)

Tackles Solo

1. James Noel (2002-05)....................................................................................... 2. Alex DiMichele (2006-10)................................................................................ 3. Nate List (1994-97)............................................................................................ 4. Reggie Chambers (1998-2001)..................................................................... 5. John O’Connell (1995-98)................................................................................

Interceptions

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

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

Quarterback Sacks Ray Gensler – 19 (2003-06)

Name

No.

19 16 14 12 11

Note: Players bold still active

Rushing Attempts Tim Hall – 239 (1995)

Rushing Touchdowns Tim Hall – 16 (1995)

Receptions Sherrod Evers – 47 (2009)

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)

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

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

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

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)

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

Tackles (Solo) John O’Connell – 57 (1997) Ray Gensler – 11 (2006)

Quarterback Sacks Jason Spencer – 11 (1997)

Field Goals Garrett Clawson – 14 (2009)

Tackles (Total) Alex DiMichele – 116 (2008)

Interceptions Brian Dunn – 7 (1997) Nick Downs – 7 (2000) Corey Oaks – 7 (2002)

Extra Points Made Jeff Carlo – 40 (2000)

Nick Downs

Note: Players bold still active

Corey Oaks

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179 140 130 151 134

1. Brian Dunn (1994-97)................................................................................................................. 2. Mike Niklos (2003-07)................................................................................................................ 3. Nick Downs (1997-2000).......................................................................................................... 4. Michael Landers (2006-10)...................................................................................................... 5. Nate List (1994-97)......................................................................................................................

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

437 330 309 299 272


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2011 Standings (as of Nov. 5, 2011)

NEC

Pct.

Overall

Pct.

Streak

Home

Away

1. 3. 5. 6. 8. 9.

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

(.833) (.833) (.667) (.667) (.500) (.333) (.333) (.286) (.143)

7-2 6-3 6-3 5-4 5-4 2-7 2-7 3-7 2-8

(.778) (.667) (.667) (.556) (.556) (.222) (.222) (.300) (.200)

W3 L1 W2 W1 L1 L4 W1 W1 L1

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

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

Duquesne Albany Bryant Monmouth Sacred Heart Robert Morris Wagner Central Conn. State Saint Francis

2011 Northeast Conference Football Composite Schedule

Saturday, Sept. 3

Saturday, Oct. 15

Dayton 19, Robert Morris 13 Central Conn. State 35, Southern Connecticut 21 Wagner 38, Saint Francis 28 * #13 Lehigh 49, Monmouth 24 Maine 28, Bryant 13 Bucknell 27, Duquesne 26 Colgate 37, Albany 34 (OT) Marist 20, Sacred Heart 7

Duquesne 28, Central Conn. State 21 * Sacred Heart 60, Saint Francis 45 * Albany 28, Robert Morris 17 * Monmouth 40, Bryant 35 *

Saturday, Sept. 10

Bryant 27, American International 16 Duquesne 22, Dayton 13 #9 Richmond 21, Wagner 6 #11 North Dakota State 56, Saint Francis 3 #19 James Madison 14, Central Conn. State 9 #24 Liberty 38, Robert Morris 7

Saturday, Sept. 17 Duquesne 49, Valparaiso 14 Central Conn. State 28, Wagner 24 * Morgan State 13, Robert Morris 12 Saint Francis 50, Morehead State 49 Bryant 26, Sacred Heart 6 * Monmouth 20, Villanova 9 Maine 31, Albany 15

Saturday, Sept. 24

Monmouth 24, Central Conn. State 12 * Albany 44, Columbia 21 Sacred Heart 37, 24, Dartmouth 21 Duquesne 41, Saint Francis 14 * Bryant 30, Wagner 28 *

Saturday, Oct. 1

Robert Morris 23, Monmouth 20 * Sacred Heart 37, Central Conn. State 24 * Albany 41, Saint Francis 20 * Duquesne 31, Bryant 28 * Cornell 31, Wagner 7

Saturday, Oct. 22

Duquesne 37, Wagner 21 * Bryant 34, Robert Morris 27 * Albany 63, Central Conn. State 35 * Monmouth 31, Sacred Heart 17 * Youngstown State 49, Saint Francis 23

Saturday, Oct. 29

Sacred Heart 27, Robert Morris 15 * Saint Francis 27, Central Conn. State 13 * Duquesne 16, Monmouth 0 * Albany 24, Wagner 0 *

Saturday, Nov. 5

Central Conn. State 31, Robert Morris 24 * Wagner 27, Sacred Heart 21 * Bryant 31, Albany 17 * Monmouth 48, Saint Francis 45 *

Saturday, Nov. 12

Albany @ Monmouth *................................................  Noon Saint Francis @ Bryant *.............................................  Noon Wagner @ Robert Morris *................................ Noon Duquesne @ Sacred Heart *......................................  Noon

Saturday, Nov. 19

Central Conn. State @ Bryant *................................  Noon Robert Morris @ Duquesne *............................ Noon Wagner @ Monmouth *...............................................  Noon Sacred Heart @ Albany *............................................   1 p.m. * NEC Game

Saturday, Oct. 8

Sacred Heart 34, Columbia 25 Georgetown 24, Wagner 10 Bryant 42, Stonehill 7 Albany 38, Duquesne 10 * Colgate 26, Monmouth 14 UMass 42, Central Conn. State 26 Robert Morris 45, Saint Francis 14 * — Robert Morris University —

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NEC Offensive Player of the Week Jordan Harris, Bryant So., WR, 6-2, 200, Lincoln University, Pa. / Avon Grove Harris turned in a performance for the NEC’s singlegame record book in Bryant’s 31-17 victory at Albany. The sophomore’s sensational effort spearheaded Bryant’s second-half comeback, which ended with the host Great Danes incurring their first league loss of the season. The 6’2” target accounted for the fifth-highest single-game receiving total in NEC history, and the highest since Nov. 12, 2005. Harris made 10 receptions for 224 yards and two second-half touchdowns that swung the score in Bryant’s favor. Harris exploded for 178 yards receiving over the final 30 minutes as Bryant turned a 17-10 deficit into a 31-17 victory.

NEC Defensive Player of the Week Torian Phillips, Wagner So., CB, 5-9, 180, Staten Island, N.Y. / Port Richmond

Phillips made a team-high seven solo stops to help Wagner slam the brakes on its seven-game slide. Going up against the NEC’s top-ranked pass offense, the sophomore cornerback totaled eight tackles and made a touchdown-saving interception during Wagner’s 27-21 triumph over NEC foe Sacred Heart. Phillips set the tone from the start, limiting SHU receiver Garry Coles to a two-yard gain on the game’s first play from scrimmage. With Sacred Heart looking to add to a 14-7 lead in the final two minutes of the opening half, the transfer from Syracuse produced another key play that snuffed out the scoring threat. Phillips stepped in front of a Tim Little pass on 2nd-and-goal from the 6-yard line and returned it to Wagner’s 40-yard line.

NEC Special Teams Player of the Week Mitchell Pollard, Monmouth So., WR, 5-9, 175, Silver Springs, Md. / Springbrook

The sophomore wide receiver, ranks third in the NEC so far this season in receptions (42), made an impact on special teams in Monmouth’s 48-45 win at Saint Francis. Pollard became the first member of the Hawks to return a punt for a touchdown since the 2002 season. With Monmouth clinging to a 27-24 lead midway through the third quarter, Pollard fielded a punt from Andrew Penska at his own 48-yard line and took it 52 yards to pay dirt. The 5’9” wide receiver joined Bryant’s Jordan Brown as the lone two NEC players to bring a punt back for a score this season. Pollard, who totaled two returns for 59 yards in the win, owns the longest return the NEC has seen thus far this season, having taken a punt back for a 57-yard gain against Colgate (Oct. 8).

NEC Rookie of the Week Julian Hayes, Monmouth Fr., RB, 5-10, 220, Middletown, Conn. / Xavier

Hayes has made a habit of finding the end zone of late. The freshman running back scored four touchdowns in Monmouth’s 48-45 road win over Saint Francis and earned the NEC’s weekly rookie award for the second time in the last three weeks as a result. Hayes carried the ball 26 times for a career-high 128 yards in a victory that moved Monmouth within a game of first place in the league standings. Hayes logged a pair of first-half touchdown runs to help the Hawks hold a 27-17 lead at the break. He ripped off a career-long 26yard scoring scamper to bump the advantage for the Hawks to 41-31 with 2:37 left in the third quarter. As Monmouth found itself trailing, 45-41, midway through the final period, Hayes scored what proved-to-be the game-winner from seven yards out.


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Dee Burnett

Karli Armbrust

Ashley Barger

Colonial Cheerleaders

Heather Basilone

Kristine Beatty

Elizabeth Burns

Brooke Carlson

Victoria Della Valle

Ashten Farah

Shawna Cisko

Monica Cole

Eileen Irvine

Kelly Joy

Shawna Kelly

Brittany Kroh

Kaity Lipare

Nicole Mikita

Morgan Mundell

Kayla Murtha

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Ryan Phillis

Taryn Pontious

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All-Time NEC Players of the Week 2006 None

2007 Alvin Hill (Sept. 24)

2008 Myles Russ (Oct. 13)

Tim Levcik

Offensive Player of the Week 1996 Jake Newman (Sept. 8) Jake Newman (Nov. 24)

2009 None

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

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

2003 Sam Dorsett (Sept. 9)

2004 Drew Geyer (Sept. 13) 2005 None

2000 Nick Downs (Sept. 4) Jemond Riffe (Oct. 30) 2001 None

2002 Corey Oaks (Sept. 9) 2003 None

Defensive Player of the Week 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)

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

2010 Nick Schirtzinger (Sept. 20)

2004 Jonathan LeDonne (Sept. 13) 2006 Chad Wengert (Oct. 2) Jeff Rommes (Oct. 16) Mike Niklos (Oct. 30)

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

Rookie of the Week

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

1996 Archie Wannamaker (Sept. 14) Archie Wannamaker (Sept. 28) Archie Wannamaker (Nov. 3) Archie Wannamaker (Nov. 10) Archie Wannamaker (Nov. 17)

2010 Elias Navarro (Sept. 13) * Michael Landers (Sept. 27) * Alex DiMichele (Oct. 4) Alex DiMichele (Nov. 8)

Special Teams Player of the Week 2002 None

2003 Tyjuan Massey (Oct. 6) 2004 None 2005 None 2006 None

2007 Michael Walser (Sept. 10)

Mike Niklos

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) 2001 Stephen McNair (Oct. 22) Stephen McNair (Nov. 5) 2002 James Noel (Sept. 9)

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James Noel (Sept. 30) Drew Geyer (Nov. 11) 2003 Mike Niklos (Sept. 9) 2004 None

2005 Erik Cwalinski (Nov. 14) 2006 None

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

2005 Jeff Rommes (Oct. 10)

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

Corey Oaks

2008 Nick Schirtzinger (Sept. 9)

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

* 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.


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All-Northeast Conference Selections 1999

2007

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).......................... LB Jeff Carlo (2nd)............................... PK Brad Miller (2nd).......................... LB Jemond Riffe (2nd)....................... LB

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

Tyjuan Massey 2002

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

2000

Brad Kirit

Robert Morris has placed 67 players on the All-NEC First and Second Teams a total of 116 times since joining the league in 1996. A look at RMU’s year-by-year All-NEC selections: 1996

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

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).......................... LB Brent Hockenberry (2nd).......... TE Jemond Riffe (2nd)....................... LB Kevin Wachhaus (2nd)............... OL

2003

James Noel (1st)............................ LB Sam Dorsett (2nd)........................ RB Jason Forrest (2nd)...................... DL Kevin Wachhaus (2nd)............... OL Will Weathers (2nd).................... DL 2004

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

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

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

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

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Michael Landers (1st)................. DB Alex DiMichele (2nd)................... LB Sherrod Evers (2nd).................... WR Myles Russ (2nd)........................... RB Mark Szymanski (2nd)............... DL 2009

Garrett Clawson (1st).................. PK Rolf Bathold (2nd)........................ DB Shadrae King (2nd)...................... TE Michael Landers (2nd)............... DB Nick Schirtzinger (2nd).............. P 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 AllNEC Second Team accolades at wide receiver in 2005.


NEC Major Awards Coach of the Year

Defensive Rookie of the Year

Joe Walton......................  1996-97, 1999, 2010

Murray Poole (co-)...................................... 1996 James Noel...................................................... 2002 Mike Niklos..................................................... 2003

Offensive Player of the Year

Tim Levcik..........................................  2000, 2001 Myles Russ...................................................... 2010

All-NEC Picks by Year

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

Defensive Player of the Year

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

Joe Walton

Offensive Rookie of the Year

Myles Russ

Archie Wannamaker................................... 1996 Tim Levcik....................................................... 1998 Brent Hockenberry...................................... 2000 James O’Quinn............................................... 2008

Chad Wengert

All-NEC Picks by Position Offense Offensive Line Quarterback Running Back Tight End Wide Receiver Defense Defensive Line Defensive Back Linebacker Special Teams Placekicker Punter Return Specialist

28 players 12 players 2 players 4 players 4 players 6 players

48 times 20 times 5 times 8 times 7 times 8 times

8 players 3 players 2 players 3 players

14 times 6 times 4 times 4 times

32 players 11 players 10 players 11 players

54 times 15 times 18 times 21 times

Archie Wannamaker

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Northeast Conference Year-by-Year Standings 1996 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)

* Co-Champions; #ECAC Bowl Champions

All (Pct.)

Streak

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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

1997 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Robert Morris #............. 4-0 (1.000) 2. Monmouth............................ 3-1 (.750) 3. Wagner................................... 2-2 (.500) 4. Central Conn. State............ 1-3 (.250) 5. Saint Francis........................ 0-4 (.000) # ECAC Bowl Champions

All (Pct.)

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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

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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

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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

Vladimir St. Surin

1998 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

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

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

2000 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Robert Morris $.............. 7-0 (1.000) 2. Albany..................................... 6-1 (.857) 3. Wagner................................... 5-2 (.714) 4. Stony Brook.......................... 4-3 (.571) 5. Central Conn. State............ 3-4 (.429) 6. Monmouth............................ 2-5 (.286) 7. Saint Francis........................ 1-6 (.143) 8. Sacred Heart........................ 0-7 (.000) $ Mid-Major National Champions

NEC (Pct.)

All (Pct.)

Streak

1. Robert Morris $.............. 8-0 (1.000) 10-0 (1.000) W10 2. Sacred Heart........................ 7-1 (.875) 10-1 (.909) W2 3. Wagner................................... 6-2 (.750) 6-5 (.545) L2 4. Albany..................................... 5-3 (.625) 5-6 (.455) L2 5. Monmouth............................ 4-4 (.500) 5-6 (.455) W2 6. Central Conn. State............ 3-5 (.575) 4-6 (.400) W2 7. St. John’s................................ 2-6 (.250) 5-6 (.455) W1 8. Stony Brook.......................... 1-7 (.125) 2-8 (.200) L7 9. Saint Francis........................ 0-8 (.000) 0-11 (.000) L11

1999 Final Standings

Nick Daniel

$ Mid-Major National Champions

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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

2001 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Sacred Heart # $................. 8-0 (1.000) 2. Robert Morris................. 6-1 (.857) 3. Albany..................................... 5-2 (.714) Monmouth............................ 5-2 (.714) 5. Stony Brook.......................... 3-5 (.375) Wagner................................... 3-5 (.375) 7. Central Conn. State............ 2-5 (.286) 8. St. John’s................................ 1-6 (.143) 9. Saint Francis........................ 0-7 (.000)

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11-0 (1.000) 6-3 (.667) 7-3 (.700) 7-3 (.700) 3-6 (.333) 3-6 (.333) 2-7 (.222) 1-9 (.100) 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

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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; $ Mid-Major National Champions

2002 Final Standings

Jake Newman

NEC (Pct.)

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

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


2003 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

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

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

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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

2004 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

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

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

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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

James Kazil

2007 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

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

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

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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

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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

2008 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Albany..................................... 7-0 (1.000) 2. Monmouth............................ 6-1 (.857) 3. Sacred Heart........................ 4-3 (.571) Central Conn. State............ 4-3 (.571) Robert Morris................. 4-3 (.571) 6. Duquesne.............................. 2-5 (.286) 7. Wagner................................... 1-6 (.143) 8. Saint Francis........................ 0-7 (.000)

2006 Final Standings

NEC (Pct.)

1. Albany..................................... 6-0 (1.000) 2. Central Conn. State............ 4-2 (.667) 3. Wagner................................... 3-3 (.500) Monmouth............................ 3-3 (.500) Robert Morris................. 3-3 (.500) 6. Saint Francis........................ 2-4 (.333) 7. Sacred Heart........................ 0-6 (.000)

2005 Final Standings

Vince Romo

2009 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)

NEC (Pct.)

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

2010 Final Standings

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)

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)

* Co-Champions  |  # NCAA FCS Playoffs Automatic Bid

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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

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

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9-3 (.750) 7-4 (.636) 8-3 (.727) 7-4 (.636) 5-6 (.455) 3-7 (.300) 3-8 (.273) 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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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

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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


All-Time Letterwinners —A— Doug Ahlum (OL).........................  1994-95 Toheeb Akinola (DB)....................   2005-07 Tai Alli (DB/RB)..............................   1995-97 Gus Alonso (OL)..............................   2003-06 Marc Anderson (LB)............................  2002 Carlos Andrade (OL).....................   2007-10 Nathan Argenta (DB).............  2006-07, 09 Monte Ashby (RB)................................  2010 Joe Austin (DB)..........................   1999-2001 Stuart Ayers (TE)...............  2003-04, 2006

—B—

Richard Bailey (DB).............................  2002 Rob Baier (DB).......................................  2005 Mark Baldino (DL).........................   1994-96 Brandon Baldwin (RB)................   1996-97 Darnell Baldwin (RB)..........................  1998 Ron Ball (QB)..........................................  2007 Brad Banas (LB).............................   2009-10 Mo Baptiste (LB)............................   1996-97 Ini Bassey (DL).......................................  1998 Rolf Bathold (DB)...........................   2007-10 Jon Bealles (OL).....................................  1994 Chris Beene (DB)...................................  1998 Jason Bennett (P)..................................  2004 Anthony Berger (DL)....................   2001-02 Brian Bevilacqua (OL)..................   2009-10 Ron Blue (DL).........................................  2002 Conte’ Bolden (LB)...............................  1994 John Bose (DL).......................................  1994 David Bourne (WR).......................   2000-01 Doug Brandow (RB).............................  1998 B.B. Broughton (RB).....................   2001-02 Ed Brown (TE)................................   2001-02 Matt Brunck (RB/DL)...................   2004-06 Mike Burkett (DL)..........................   2007-09 Greg Busse (TE).....................................  1994 Robb Butler (WR/DB)..................   2002-03 Shaun Butler (DB)................................  1998 Joshua Buxton (DB)..............................  1996

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Develand Campbell (RB)....................  2002 Jacky Candy (DB)..................................  2006 Anthony Caperelli (LB)................   2008-10 Steve Carbonara (PK)...................   1996-97 Tom Carchedi (TE)...............................  1995 Jeff Carlo (PK/P)........................   1998-2001 Ryan Catley (DL)....................................  2008 Reggie Chambers (LB)............   1998-2001 Jeremy Cigola (LB)................................  2000

Ralph Clark (RB).............................   1994-97 Garrett Clawson (PK)...................   2008-09 Brian Cleary (OL)...........................   1994-97 Jamie Cobb (WR)...................................  2010 Jeff Cohn (WR).................................   1994-95 Robin Cole, Jr. (OL)........................   1996-99 Anthony Coleman (WR)..............   2008-10 Dave Coleman (OL)..............................  2007 Jon Consoli (DL).....................................  2005 R.J. Cook (DL)...................................   2009-10 Kyle Cooper (LB)...................................  2009 Mike Cortes (LB)............................   1994-96 Michael Crandle (DL)...................   2003-05 Troy Cree (DB)................................   2007-08 Carl Crennel (DL)...........................   1995-96 Piante Crew (DB)..................................  1994 Sean Crisman (DL)................................  2002 Jamar Cromwell (RB)...................   2009-10 Camdin Crouse (QB).....................   2007-09 Mark Cuda (DL)..............................   1994-95 Jermaine Cuyler (DB)..............   1998-2001 Erik Cwalinski (QB).......................   2005-08

Julian Ellison (WR)...............................  2007 Nick England (LB)..........................   2008-10 Paul Evans (TE)......................................  2010 Sherrod Evers (WR)..........  2006, 2008-09

Jacob DaGrava (LB).......................   2006-08 Ricky Daldo (WR)..........................   2001-03 A.J. Dalton (OL)......................................  2010 Matt Daniel (RB)....................................  2002 Nick Daniel (RB).............................   1998-01 Ben Davis (QB).......................................  1996 Jason Davis (DB)....................................  2006 Myles Davis (RB)...................................  1996 Tyler DeChellis (DL)............................  2007 JaJonelle DeJarnette (RB)...........   2003-04 Rich Demaio (QB).................................  2003 Joe DeMaria (QB)......................  1996, 1998 Brian DeVivo (DB)................................  1994 Nathan DiLorenzo (PK)...............   2003-06 Alex DiMichele (LB)......................   2008-10 Tim Donnelly (TE)................................  1999 Aaron Doolittle (OL)............................  1994 Sam Dorsett (RB)..........  1999-2001, 2003 Donald Dorsey (RB)......................   1998-99 Drew Dorsey (TE)..........................   1994-95 Nick Downs (DB).......................   1997-2000 Kevin Drakeford, Jr. (RB)........  2004, 2006 Andy Dubinsky (LS)......................   1995-98 Eric Dudek (WR)...................................  1994 Brian Dunn (DB).............................   1994-97

Darnell Gardener (DL)........................  1996 Jeff Garner (DB).....................................  1997 Opio Gary (WR).........................   1998-2000 Brian Gehrig (DB).................................  1995 Todd Geissler (DB)........................   1994-96 Shawn George (OL)..............................  1999 Ray Gensler (DL)............................   2004-06 Drew Geyer (QB)............................   2002-05 Josh Gibson (DL)....................................  2003 Andy Gill (TE).............................   1999-2001 Harry Girting (TE).........................   2007-09 Darrick Godbott (DL)..........................  1995 Shane Gosnell (DB)..............................  2005 Jabbar Graham (RB)......................   2004-05 Kelvern Grant (DL)........................   2005-07 Matt Grayson (DL).........................   1998-01 T.J. Green (WR)................................   2008-10 Ian Greenlee (RB).................................  1998 Gary Gregory (TE).........................   1995-98 Michael Grell (LS).................................  1997 Nick Groat (RB)......................................  2010 Thomas Grow (TE)...............................  1999

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Shola Fajemisin (LB).....................   2002-04 Sanchez Faugue (LB)....................   2009-10 Odist Felder (DL)............................   1994-97 Kevin Felix (DB).....................................  2002 Brandon Fellinger (RB)...............   1994-95 Andrew Fiorante (DB).................   2002-03 Sam Fiorante (DB).........................   2002-05 Regis Flowers (WR/TE)..............   2006-08 Eric Fontana (K)....................................  2002 Jason Forrest (DL).........................   2002-05 Hank Fraley (OL)............................   1997-99 Robert Frazier (WR/TE)........  1994, 1996 Jerel Freeman (WR).............................  1994 Brice Fritts (OL).........................   1999-2001 Erik Frund (RB).....................................  2008 Ryan Fulmer (WR)....................   1999-2000

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Tim Hall (RB)...................................   1994-95 Tim Hare (LB).........................................  1994 Amon Harrod (WR/TE)...............   1996-98 Greg Harteis (OL)...........................   2003-05 Colyn Haugh (DL)...........................   2004-06

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Nick Ebert (RB)......................................  2005 Jason Edwards (DE).............................  2001

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Jason Hempstead (DB)...........   1999-2002 Eric Hendershot (DL)...................   1995-98 Jason Henley (DL)..........................   1994-95 D’Shawn Henry (DB/LB)............   1997-99 John Hepler (RB)............................   1994-97 Craig Herlan (LB)......................   1997-2000 Moises Hernandez (RB)..............   2003-06 Ed Herriott (DB).................  1999, 2001-02 Alvin Hill (WR)................................   2005-07 Monroe Hillsman (RB)............   1999-2000 Mario Hines (WR)..............  2004, 2006-07 Brent Hockenberry (TE).............   2000-01 A.J. Holderman (LB).............................  2010 Isaiah Hollins (OL)................................  1995 Dustin Holt (LB).............................   2002-03 Mike Horgos (OL)..................................  1996 Nic Horting (RB)....................................  2003 Jordan Howard (LB)......................   2004-07 Derek Huey (RB)...................................  2002 Edgar Hunt (OL).............................   2006-07

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Damian Jackson (DB)...................   2001-02 Dean Jackson (WR)..............................  2000 John Jackson (LB)...........................   2006-07 Greg James (RB).....................................  1998 Clifton Jean-Jacques (OL)............   2002-05 Eric Jewell (DL/LS).......................   2005-07 Malik Johnson (DB)..............................  2010 Parrish Johnson (LB)...........................  1997 Raphael Johnson (RB)..................   2007-10 Wesley Johnson (DB)....................   1994-96 Billie Jones (LB)..............................   1996-97 Charles Jones (DL)................................  2002 Daron Jones (DB)..................................  2007 Kevin Jordan (FB)..........................   2000-01

—K—

Brian Karavish (DL/LS)......................  1994 Jesse Kastelic (RB)................................  2008 James Kazil (DB).............................   2004-07 Mike Keister (RB)......................   1999-2000 Josh Kiel (RB)...................................   2007-10 Gary Kifer (RB).......................................  1994 Shadrae King (TE).........................   2008-10 Brad Kirit (DL)...........................   1997-2000 J.T. Kirk (WR)...................................   1998-99 Adam Kmetz (LB)..................................  1994 Scott Konchek (OL)..................   1999-2002 Corey Konycki (OL).......................   2007-10 Chris Kozak (WR)...........................   2007-08 Jonathan Krepps (LB)..................   2008-10


—L— Michael Landers (DB)..................   2007-10 Greg Langer (PK)...................................  2010 Trevor Lang (OL)...................................  1997 Justin Larson (TE).................................  2004 Adam Lawrence (LB)....................   2006-09 Harry Leber (LB)...................................  1998 Jonathan LeDonne (LB)...............   2001-04 Antoine Lee (WR)..........................   1997-99 Paul Leonard (DL)................................  1996 Tim Levcik (QB).........................   1998-2001 Doug Lewis (K)......................................  2002 Mark Leyenaar (OL).................   1998-2001 Pat Linberg (OL)........................   1998-2001 Pat Lines (OL).........................................  1994 Jeff Link (RB)....................................   2007-10 Nate List (LB)...................................   1994-97 Rion Listhrop (RB)........................   2005-07 Chris Longo (PK/P).......................   1995-98 Michael Lovely (DL)......................   2009-10 Eric Lowry (DB)..............................   2009-10

—M—

Vince Magnone (RB).....................   2004-06 Fred Manalac (LB).........................   1994-96 Allen Mangus (QB)...............................  2000 Ian Margerum (OL).......................   2006-08 Josh Marino (DB)................  2001-02, 2004 Justin Marino (LB).........................   2001-04 Gavin Marshall (DL)......................   2008-10 Brent Marsteller (QB).........................  2000 Brandon Martin (TE)...........................  2006 Justin Martin (OL)..........................   1996-98 Shawn Martin (WR/QB).........   1999-2002 Farren Mason (DL)........................   2009-10 Tyjuan Massey (WR)....................   2002-05 Isi Mataele (TE).....................................  2001 Tim Matthews (WR).....................   1997-98 Marcus McCaleb (RB)..........................  1995 Terrance McCall (LB)...........................  1997 Marvin McCalla (DB)....................   2009-10 Kyle McCallister (DB)..........................  2007 Sean McElhinny (TE)...........................  2007 Stephen McNair (WR)..................   2001-02 John Meerdo (OL)..........................   2000-03 Mike Melnyk (OL)..........................   1997-98 Rob Meyer (WR).............................   2003-05 Jon Mihalik (PK/P)...............................  1994 Matt Mihalyi (DL)..................................  2001 Ian Milanak (LB).............................   2006-09 Logan Miles (OL)............................   2008-10 Brad Miller (LB).........................   1998-2000 Sam Miller (OL)...............................   2008-09 Steve Mitchell (DL)........................   2009-10 Chris Molnar (TE).................................  2007 Vince Mongeluzzo (TE)......................  2010

Michael Monz (DB)...............................  1999 Brandon Morgan (TE).........................  2001 Bryan Mullins (OL)........................   2005-06 Jeff Munoz (LS)................................   1995-96 Brian Murphy (OL)...............................  1996 James Murphy (DL).......................   2007-09 Karey Murray (RB)........................   2006-08 D.J. Myers (DB).......................................  2010

Rupert Rickards (TE)...................   2002-05 Ben Ridgeley (DB)................................  2010 Jemond Riffe (LB).....................   1998-2001 Chris Riley (DL).........................   1999-2001 Micah Riley (DB)................  1998-99, 2002 Chris Roberts (DL).........................   2008-10 Jonathan Robinson (DB).............   2005-07 John Rochford (DB).......................   1994-97 Tory Rockett (WR).........................   1995-96 Brad Rodgers (OL).........................   2008-10 Michael Rogers (WR)...................   2005-06 Bill Romango (OL)................................  2007 Mike Romeo (DB)..................................  2000 Jeff Rommes (DB/LB)..................   2003-06 Vincent Romo (OL)...................  2003, 2005 Mike Rosatone (DL).................   1999-2000 Phil Rossomando (DL).................   2001-02 Alan Ruperto (TE).................................  2002 Myles Russ (RB)..............................   2007-10

—N—

Richard Nagy (DL).........................   2006-07 Elias Navarro (LB).........................   2007-10 Nolan Nearhoof (DL)....................   2009-10 Ryan Nearhoof (LB)......................   2007-10 Kevin Neill (OL)..............................   1995-96 Jake Newman (QB)........................   1994-97 Mike Niklos (DB).........   2003-04, 2006-07 James Noel (LB)..............................   2002-05 Pat Nolan (LB).................................   1995-98 Cory Nolton (DL)...................................  2010 Barry Nowell (DB)................................  2008 Jake Nulph (DB)..............................   2003-04

—S—

Ed Sanchez (LB).....................................  1994 Andre Sanders (OL).................  2003, 2005 Milton Sanders (RB)............................  2001 Adam Sauers (OL).....................   1998-2000 Scott Schade (TE)...........................   2005-06 Nick Schirtzinger (P)....................   2007-10 Michael Schlaepfer (P).................   2002-04 Mike Scott (RB)......................................  1995 Andy Scruggs (QB)........................   1994-95 Abu Sesay (DL)................................   1997-98 Joe Setticase (OL)...........................   2006-08 Dante Settles (WR).....   2000-01, 2003-04 Victor Silva (LB)..................  2001-03, 2005 Jeff Sinclair (QB).............................   2009-10 Andrew Smith (TE)..............................  2010 DeWayne Smith (OL)...........................  1994 Ryan Smith (RB)....................................  2007 Tim Smith (RB)......................................  1994 Shannon Smoot (DL)....................   2006-08 James Snider (CB)..........................   2007-09 Paul Speier (WR)............................   1996-98 Jason Spencer (DL)........................   1994-97 Louis St. Felix (LB).........................   2002-04 Vladimir St. Surin (DB)................   2001-03 Pat Stage (DL)..................................   1995-96 John Stanley (LB)..................................  2003 Justin Starr (TE)....................................  1994 Matt Stasko (WR)..................................  1998 John Steilner (OL)..........................   2004-07 Aaron Stewart (RB)..............................  1999 Keith Stewart (OL).........................   1994-97 Jeff Stingi (DL)........................................  1997 Mike Stosic (LB).....................................  1997 Connor Sullivan (DL)...........................  2010 Ryan Swofford (RB)......................   1999-01

—O—

Corey Oaks (DB).............................   2001-02 Josh O’Bannon (DB)......................   2003-06 John O’Connell (LB)......................   1995-98 JeVarn O’Neal (DB)........................   1996-98 James O’Quinn (WR)............................  2008 Babafemi Odumeru (DE)............   2003-04

—P—

Fred Parker (WR)...........................   1996-98 Joe Parlette (TE).............................   1995-97 Dante Payne (DB)...........................   1994-97 DeLonte Perkins (WR).................   1995-97 Kelly Pierre (DB)............................   1995-96 Ken Pingatore (DL)...............................  2003 David Pittman (DB).......................   2008-09 Rinaldo Policicchio (LB).....................  2003 Murray Poole (DL).............  1996-98, 2000 Jordan Potter (LB)................................  2007 Deodis Powell (OL).......................   1995-96 Jarvis Powers (TE).........................   2004-06 Frankie Probst (WR)............................  2006 Brian Pruitt (DB)............................   2005-06

—Q—

Brian Quaranta (DL)............................  1997 Robert Quaranta (TE)..................   2001-02

—R—

Anthony Rada (OL)........................   2005-06 Andre Reid (DB).............................   2000-01 Scott Remaley (OL)...............................  1994 Michael Richards (DB).................   2008-10

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—T—

Alex Tarr (DB).................................   2009-10 Evan Taylor (DB)...................................  2010 Steve Tharp (RB)............................   1994-95 Adam Thermann (OL)..................   1995-98 Ray Thomas (DB)......................   1997-2000 Chris Thompkins (DL)........................  2010 Marlin Thrower (LB)...............   1999-2001 Lawrence Tolson (OL).........................  2002 Jason Tomaszewski (TE).............   1996-98 Joel Travitz (OL).............................   2004-05 Jason Trivisono (DB)...........................  2005 Brad Trezona (DB)...............................  1994 Steve Tryon (QB)...................................  1999

—V—

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

—W—

Kevin Wachhaus (OL)...................   2000-03 Donald Walker (LB).............................  1997 Dwan Walker (TE)................................  1997 Nelson Walker (DB)......................   2002-05 Michael Walser (P)........................   2005-07 Andy Walton (DL)..........................   2006-08 Archie Wannamaker (RB)..........   1996-98 Joe Ward (DB).............................  1999, 2001 Jon Watts (DB)........................................  2000 William Weathers (LB)................   2000-03 Austin Weaver (DB).............................  2005 Josh Weight (DB)............................   2001-03 Chad Wengert (LB)........................   2004-07 Anthony West (WR).............................  1996 Jack Whaley (LB)............................   1994-97 Garth White (DB)...........................   1994-97 Brian Williams (RB)......................   1997-98 Derry Williams (DB)............................  1998 Matt Williams (OL)........................   2004-05 Robert Williams (LB)...................   2008-10 Alex Wilson (DL)............................   2001-03 Devin Wilson (RB).........................   2002-05 Joey Wines (DB)..............................   2008-09 Jeremy Wise (TE)...........................   2002-05 Deryl Witten (DB)..........................   1995-96 Eugene Wright (OL).............................  1996

—Y—

Chris Young (DL)............................   1998-01

—Z—

D.J. Zalewski (WR).........................   2009-10 Donald Zalewski (WR)........................  2003 Dan Zimmerman (OL).........................  2000


All-Time Uniform Numbers 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

3 Tory Rockett......................... 1995-96 Tim Levcik.......................  1998-2001 Mario Hines (9).......................... 2004 Josh O’Bannon (34)........... 2005-06 Myles Russ............................ 2007-10 4 Myles Davis.................................. 1996 Jeff Carlo...........................  1998-2001 Josh Weight (20)................. 2002-03 Nathan DiLorenzo (17)... 2004-06 Toheeb Akinola (16) 2007 Anthony Coleman.............. 2008-10

5 DeLonte Perkins (36)....... 1996-97 Donald Dorsey..................... 1998-99 Brandon Morgan....................... 2001 Rupert Rickards (2, 32)... 2003-04 Moises Hernandez (41)... 2005-06 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

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).............. 2009-10

8 Ben Davis...................................... 1996 Jonathan LeDonne (50)... 2002-04 Michael Walser.................... 2005-07 Adam Lawrence (56, 33). 2008-09 Monte Ashby............................... 2010

Jacky Candy................................. 2006 Kyle McCallister......................... 2007

16 Shawn Martin (7)...................... 1999 David Bourne....................... 2000-01 Toheeb Akinola (4)............ 2005-06 James Snider (9)................. 2007-08

9 Greg Busse................................... 1994 Deryl Witten......................... 1995-96 Ray Thomas....................  1997-2000 Corey Oaks (24)......................... 2001 Drew Geyer........................... 2002-05 Mario Hines (3)................... 2006-07 James Snider (16)..................... 2009 Jamie Cobb................................... 2010

17 Gary Kifer..................................... 1994 B.B. Broughton........................... 2001 Nathan DiLorenzo (4)............. 2003 Alvin Hill................................ 2005-07 Michael Richards................ 2008-10

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

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 11 Robert Frazier...............  1994, 1996 Antoine Lee (11)....................... 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

19 Fred Manalac (2)....................... 1994 Tai Alli..................................... 1995-97 Jon Watts....................................... 2000 Damian Jackson.................. 2001-02 Camdin Crouse (11)................. 2007 Garrett Clawson.................. 2008-10

12 Jake Newman....................... 1994-97 Steve Tryon.................................. 1999 Brent Marstellar........................ 2000 Nick Schirtzinger......................... (92)  2007 Raphael Johnson (29)...... 2008-10 13 Fred Parker........................... 1996-98 Ed Herriott (40).................. 2001-02 Justin Marino (40).................... 2004 Kevin Drakeford, Jr. (31)........ 2006 Troy Cree............................... 2007-08

14 Jason Hempstead.........  1999-2002 Ron Ball......................................... 2007 Jeff Sinclair............................ 2009-10

15 Brad Trezona.............................. 1995 Donald Walker............................ 1997 Antoine Lee (11)................ 1998-99 Rich Demaio................................ 2003

20 Ralph Clark (7)........................... 1994 Pat Nolan............................... 1995-98 Josh Weight (4).......................... 2001 Mike Niklos (11)................. 2003-04 Greg Langer................................. 2010 21 Tim Smith..................................... 1994 Joe DeMaria (7).......................... 1996 Josh Marino........................... 2001-04 Austin Weaver............................ 2005 James O’Quinn............................ 2008 Marvin McCalla................... 2009-10

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

23 Jeff Garner.................................... 1997 Shaun Butler............................... 1998 Kevin Felix.................................... 2002 James Kazil............................ 2004-07 Jesse Kastelic............................... 2008 Jamar Cromwell.................. 2009-10

24 Conte’ Bolden.............................. 1994 Mike Scott..................................... 1995 Corey Oaks (9)............................ 2002 JaJonelle DeJarnette.......... 2003-04 Michael Landers................. 2007-10

25 Brian Dunn............................ 1994-97 Micah Riley..............  1998-99, 2002 Andre Reid (10)......................... 2000 Shane Gosnell............................. 2005 Daron Jones................................. 2007 Sanchez Faugue.................. 2009-10 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

27 Brian DeVivo............................... 1994 Joe Austin........................  1999-2001 Devin Wilson........................ 2002-05 Ryan Smith................................... 2007 28 Matt Stasko.................................. 1998 Dante Settles........................ 2000-04 Rolf Bathold.......................... 2007-10

29 Amon Harrod....................... 1996-98 Mike Romeo................................. 2000 Richard Bailey............................ 2002 Nelson Walker (26)........... 2003-05 Raphael Johnson (12)............. 2007 Shadrae King (7)....................... 2008 Eric Lowry   (11)....................... 2009

30 John Hepler........................... 1994-97 Monroe Hillsman..........  1999-2000 Stuart Ayers (22)................ 2003-04 Jason Davis................................... 2006 David Pittman...................... 2008-09

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........................... 2010 32 Steve Tharp........................... 1994-95 Milton Sanders........................... 2001 Rupert Rickards (2, 5)............. 2002 Jeff Rommes......................... 2003-06

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Mark Szymanski (53)....... 2007-09 Nick Groat..................................... 2010

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............................ 2009-10 34 Tim Hare....................................... 1994 Joe Ward (26)............................. 1998 Jeremy Cigola.............................. 2000 Derek Huey.................................. 2002 Josh O’Bannon (3).............. 2003-04 Jeff Link.................................. 2007-10

35 Garth White.......................... 1994-97 Brad Miller......................  1998-2000 Victor Silva...............  2001-03, 2005 Alex Tarr................................ 2009-10

36 DeLonte Perkins (5)................. 1995 Nick Downs (11)................ 1997-98 Andrew Fiorante (39)............. 2002 Jake Nulph............................. 2003-04 Karey Murray....................... 2006-08 Vince Mongelluzzo................... 2010 37 Kevin Jordan......................... 2000-01

38 Drew Dorsey............................... 1994 Greg James................................... 1998 Mike Keister...................  1999-2000 Sam Fiorante........................ 2002-05 D.J. Myers...................................... 2010 39 D’Shawn Henry................... 1997-99 Andrew Fiorante (36)............. 2003 Matt Brunck (98)...................... 2004 Joey Wines............................. 2008-09

40 Brandon Fellinger.............. 1994-95 Darnell Baldwin......................... 1998 Ed Herriott (13)......................... 1999 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.............. 2008-10


42 Brian Gehrig................................ 1995 Archie Wannamaker......... 1996-98 Vince Magnone.................... 2004-06 43 John Rochford...................... 1994-97 Michael Schlaepfer............ 2002-04 Jacob DaGrava...................... 2006-08 Kyle Cooper.................................. 2009

44 Piante Crew................................. 1994 Mo Baptiste........................... 1996-97 Dustin Holt (41)......................... 2003 Chad Wengert...................... 2004-07

45 * Tim Hall.................................. 1994-95 46 Todd Geissler....................... 1994-96 Doug Brandow........................... 1998 Andy Gill...........................  1999-2001 Jordan Potter............................... 2007 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

52 Ed Sanchez................................... 1994 Adam Thermann................ 1995-98 William Weathers (55)........... 2000 Marc Anderson........................... 2002 Anthony Rada...................... 2005-06 Jonathan Krepps................. 2008-10

53 Adam Kmetz................................ 1994 Vincent Romo................  2003, 2005 Mark Szymanski (32).............. 2006 Vince Volpe.................................. 2007 Steve Mitchell....................... 2009-10

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

56 Eugene Wright............................ 1996 Anthony Berger................... 2001-02 Adam Lawrence (33, 8).......... 2006 Ryan Nearhoof..................... 2007-10

57 Mark Cuda (97).......................... 1995 Brice Fritts......................  1999-2001 Rinaldo Policicchio................... 2003 Ian Margerum...................... 2006-08 Brian Bevilacqua................ 2009-10 58 Pat Stage................................ 1995-96 Craig Herlan...................  1998-2000 Louis St. Felix....................... 2002-04 Robert Williams.................. 2008-10

59 Mike Melynk......................... 1997-98 Greg Harteis.......................... 2003-05 Ian Milanak (31)........................ 2006 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....................... 2010

62 Mike Stosic................................... 1997 Adam Sauers (97)........  1999-2000 Lawrence Tolson....................... 2002 Tyler DeChellis........................... 2007

63 Doug Ahlum.......................... 1994-95 Abu Sesay (66)........................... 1997 Chris Young (72)...........  1999-2001 Clifton Jean-Jacques.......... 2002-05 64 Darrick Godbott......................... 1995 Robin Cole, Jr........................ 1996-99 John Meerdo......................... 2000-03 Edgar Hunt............................ 2006-07 R.J. Cook................................. 2009-10

65 Dave Coleman............................. 2007 66 Abu Sesay (63)........................... 1998 Kevin Wachhaus................. 2000-03 John Steilner......................... 2004-07 67 Mark Baldino....................... 1994-96 Chris Roberts (98)............. 2008-09

68 Eric Hendershot.................. 1995-98 Josh Gibson.................................. 2003 A.J. Dalton..................................... 2010

69 Joe Parlette (92)........................ 1995 Jon Consoli................................... 2005 Brad Rodgers....................... 2008-10

70 Jon Bealles.................................... 1994 Kevin Neill............................. 1995-96 Phil Rossomando (72)............ 2001 Colyn Haugh (73)...................... 2004 Bill Romango............................... 2007 Carlos Andrade (60)......... 2008-10

71 Scott Remaley............................. 1994 Justin Martin........................ 1996-98 Joel Travitz............................ 2004-05 72 Mike Horgos................................ 1996 Chris Young (63)........................ 1998 Phil Rossomando (70)............ 2002 Matt Williams...................... 2004-05 Logan Miles........................... 2008-10

73 Jeff Munoz............................. 1995-96 Scott Konchek................  1999-2002 Colyn Haugh (70)............... 2005-06 Sam Miller............................. 2008-09

74 Isaiah Hollins.............................. 1995 Shawn George............................. 1999 Andre Sanders...............  2003, 2005 75 * Hank Fraley.......................... 1997-99

76 Pat Lines........................................ 1994 Pat Linberg......................  1998-2001 Joe Setticase.......................... 2006-08

77 Keith Stewart....................... 1994-97 Bryan Mullins...................... 2005-06 Corey Konycki...................... 2007-10

78 Odist Felder.......................... 1994-97 Dan Zimmerman....................... 2000 Jason Edwards............................ 2001 79 Brian Cleary.......................... 1994-97 Gus Alonso............................ 2003-06

80 Tom Carchedi.............................. 1995 Opio Gary (89)...............  1999-2000 Rob Meyer............................. 2003-05 Chris Molnar................................ 2007 81 Eric Dudek.................................... 1994 Brent Hockenberry............ 2000-01 Chris Kozak........................... 2007-08 D.J. Zalewski......................... 2009-10

82 Tim Matthews (84).................. 1997 Thomas Grow............................. 1999 Ricky Daldo........................... 2001-03 Julian Ellison............................... 2007 Andrew Smith............................. 2010 83 Paul Speier............................ 1996-98 Tyjuan Massey..................... 2002-05

84 Anthony West............................. 1996 Tim Matthews (82).................. 1998 Sherrod Evers.........  2006, 2008-09

85 Gary Gregory........................ 1995-98 Rob Quaranta....................... 2001-02 Michael Rogers (10)................. 2005 86 Jason Spencer...................... 1994-97 Isi Mataele.................................... 2001 Donald Zalewski........................ 2003 Jarvis Powers....................... 2004-06 Regis Flowers (94)............ 2007-08 87 Dwan Walker............................... 1997 Ryan Fulmer...................  1999-2000 Stephen McNair.................. 2001-02 Paul Evans.................................... 2010 88 Justin Starr................................... 1994 Jason Tomaszewski........... 1996-98 Dean Jackson............................... 2000 Jeremy Wise......................... 2002-05 Frankie Probst............................ 2006 89 Opio Gary (80)............................ 1998 Tim Donnelly.............................. 1999 Alan Ruperto............................... 2002 Sean McElhinny......................... 2007

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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................... 2009-10

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....................... 2009-10

94 Billie Jones............................ 1996-97 Ron Blue........................................ 2002 Regis Flowers (86)................... 2006 Michael Lovely..................... 2009-10

95 Matt Grayson..................  1998-2001 Sean Crisman.............................. 2002 Ryan Catley.................................. 2008 96 Brian Quaranta........................... 1994 Ken Pingatore............................. 2003 Eric Jewell............................. 2005-07 Cory Nolton................................. 2010

97 Mark Cuda (57).......................... 1994 Paul Leonard............................... 1996 Jeff Stingi....................................... 1997 Adam Sauers (62)..................... 1998 Andy Walton......................... 2006-08

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

99 John Bose...................................... 1994 Chris Riley.......................  1999-2001 Jason Forrest........................ 2002-05 Richard Nagy........................ 2006-07 Connor Sullivan.......................... 2010 * retired jersey


Year-by-Year Leaders Rushing

Passing

Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Att.

Yards

Avg.

TD

Long

Year Name

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

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

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

11 16* 8 7 5 9 9 10 2 6 5 9 1 3 6 2 10

95t 82t 70 40 85t 67t 50t 36t 79 77t 33 48t 41 57 68t 60t 53

Yards

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TD

Long

Year Name

Receptions

Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

No.

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

Receiving Yards Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Yards

Tim Hall................................. 460 Drew Dorsey....................... 407 Fred Parker.......................... 512 DeLonte Perkins................ 507 Fred Parker.......................... 540 J.T. Kirk.................................. 634 Brent Hockenberry.......... 624 Brent Hockenberry.......... 661 Robb Butler......................... 459 Tyjuan Massey.................... 457 Tyjuan Massey.................... 763 Tyjuan Massey.................... 899* Jarvis Powers...................... 421 Alvin Hill............................... 521 James O’Quinn.................... 622 Sherrod Evers..................... 668 Shadrae King....................... 531

382 407 512 507 540 634 514 661 395 415 763 899* 421 521 506 668 531

13.6 7 12.3 4 17.1 6 16.4 6 17.4 6 16.7 7 14.7 7 16.9 6 13.2 2 12.6 3 17.7 7 23.1* 10* 12.6 5 14.9 3 14.9 4 14.2 6 12.3 7

Rec.

Avg.

TD

17.7 12.3 17.1 16.4 17.4 16.7 18.4 16.9 15.8 15.2 17.7 23.1* 12.6 14.9 23.0 14.2 12.3

3 4 6 6 6 7 8 6 0 4 7 10* 5 3 6 6 7

28 33 30 31 31 38 34 39 29 30 43 39 31 35 27 47* 43

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Att. Cmp.

Yards Pct. TD Long

Jake Newman.................... 225 117 1,723 52.0 17 79t Jake Newman.................... 146 71 911 48.6 10 68 Jake Newman.................... 208 112 1,420 53.8 17 59 Jake Newman.................... 254 126 1,717 49.6 20 56 Tim Levcik.......................... 241 133 1,726 55.2 19 94t Tim Levcik.......................... 195 110 1,461 56.4 14 44t Tim Levcik.......................... 267 142 1,925 53.2 21 65t Tim Levcik.......................... 267 152 2,110 56.9 22* 67t Shawn Martin................... 168 83 1,195 49.4 5 74t Drew Geyer........................ 193 101 1,451 52.3 10 75t Drew Geyer........................ 361* 167* 2,601* 51.8 20 93t Drew Geyer........................ 208 108 1,468 51.9 15 74t Erik Cwalinski.................. 270 157 2,066 58.1 19 65t Erik Cwalinski.................. 272 135 1,838 49.6 12 62t Erik Cwalinski.................. 291 144 2,206 49.5 18 81t Jeff Sinclair......................... 145 78 828 53.8 9 53t Jeff Sinclair......................... 257 128 1,920 49.8 22* 67t

All-Purpose

47 37 59 43 40t 94t 55t 67t 27t 36 93t 79t 65t 50 56 55t 35t

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Scoring

Long

Year Name

79t 37 59 43 40t 94t 65t 67t 68 71t 93t 79t 65t 50 81t 60t 35t

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Rec.

PR KOR

IR Yards

460 333 11 184 99 205 107 87 450 45 346 899 341 456 83 106 132

0 0 0 0 76 225 16 131 0 328 2 168 0 0 0 0 76 288 0 0 264 464 133 615 203 490 277 441 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 1,796 0 1,905* 0 1,047 0 1,307 0 1,031 0 1,445 0 1,326 0 1,253 0 818 0 1,109 0 1,135 0 1,698 0 1,055 0 1,188 0 1,338 0 1,165 0 1,495

Pos.

Tim Hall............................................. RB Tim Hall............................................. RB Archie Wannamaker.................... RB Fred Parker...................................... WR Jeff Carlo........................................... PK Jeff Carlo........................................... PK Jeff Carlo........................................... PK Sam Dorsett..................................... RB Stephen McNair............................. WR Develand Campbell...................... RB Nathan DiLorenzo......................... PK Nathan DiLorenzo......................... PK Devin Wilson................................... RB Nate DiLorenzo.............................. PK Michael Walser............................... PK Garrett Clawson............................. PK Garrett Clawson............................. PK Myles Russ....................................... RB

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Rush

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

Pts

88 120* 56 48 51 74 73 66 18 18 39 69 68 42 45 40 64 66

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


Kickoff Returns (Yardage Leaders) Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

No.

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*

Punt Returns (Yardage Leaders) Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Punting

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

Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

No.

No.

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

Tackles Yards

219 258 225 271 328 227 369 296 288 353 464 615 490 441 320 240 708* Yards

130 112 212 245 173 120 229 60 90 134 264 133 203 277* 45 240 199

Avg.

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 Avg.

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

TD

0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 TD

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

Yards

Avg.

I20

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

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

0 0 3 12 6 3 3 8 7 16 15 8 12 16 9 21* 18

Long

Year Name

38 32 85t 93t 58 26 75 30 49 94t 64 70 59 53 64 58 33

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Solo

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

Interceptions

Long

Year Name

22 29 28 43 31 32 36 20 34 24 56t 54 48t 52 22 37 37

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Long

Sacks

68 56 59 77 66 56 53 62 62 71 66 61 57 69 60 74 66

Year Name

1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Yards

28 52 50 92 17 0 174 9 130 53 41 39 23 9 0 41 80 47 66

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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

Total

Avg.

78 72 89 97 80 71 80 108 108 107 115 107 75 112 116* 109 105

8.7 7.2 8.1 8.8 8.0 7.1 8.0 12.0* 10.8 10.7 10.5 10.7 6.8 11.2 11.6 9.9 9.5

TD

Long

0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

23 42t 37 37 17 3 58t 9 59t 28t 35 21 23 9 0 24 49 47 41

No. Yards TFL Yards

Fred Manalac................................................ 8 Fred Manalac................................................ 5 John O’Connell.............................................. 7 Jason Spencer............................................... 11* Matt Grayson................................................. 7.5 Brad Kirit........................................................ 7.5 Brad Kirit........................................................ 5 Matt Grayson................................................. 2.5 Jonathan LeDonne...................................... 2.5 Will Weathers............................................... 5.5 Babafemi Odumeru.................................... 5 Ray Gensler.................................................... 7.5 James Noel..................................................... 4.5 Ray Gensler.................................................... 11* Mark Szymanski.......................................... 7 Adam Lawrence........................................... 3.5 Adam Lawrence........................................... 5.5 Nolan Nearhoof............................................ 5.5

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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

Asst.

58 10 63 43 7 51 44 10 63 54 13 61 32 11 53 54 12 66 33 5 33 19 8.5 37 17 5.5 26 34 12 43 28 9 37 56 13 70 23 7.5 26 89* 17.5 106* 42 15 61 24 9 32 32 12.5 44 19 6 22


Year-by-Year Results 1994

1998 Record: 4-6 (4-1 NEC) • Home: 2-3 • Road: 2-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Record: 7-1-1 • Home: 4-0 • Road: 3-1-1 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Date

Opponent

Score

Sept. 3 Sept. 10 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

@ Waynesburg............................ Monmouth..................................... @ Central Conn. State............... Gannon............................................ Duquesne....................................... @ Wagner...................................... @ Saint Francis........................... Bethany.......................................... @ 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.

2,275 5,335 2,745 3,330 8,016 5,346 1,178 4,102 1,001

Stadium

College Field Moon Stadium Arute Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Fischer Field Pine Bowl Moon Stadium Veterans Stadium

1995 Record: 6-4 • Home: 4-1 • Road: 2-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date

Opponent

Score

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

Att.

2,275 3,246 4,267 3,526 1,668 483 2,322 3,588 796 1,109

Date

Opponent

@ Mercyhurst.............................. Butler............................................... Towson State................................ @ Central Conn. State *............ Gannon............................................ @ Dayton....................................... Monmouth *.................................. @ Wagner *................................... @ Saint Francis *........................ C.W. Post......................................... @ Duquesne #.............................

Score

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.

1,850 2,116 3,756 1,875 2,944 7,364 2,681 551 475 964 4,321

Opponent

Score

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15 Nov. 22

Buffalo State................................. @ Butler......................................... Dayton............................................. @ Central Conn. State *............ Wagner *........................................ @ Towson State........................... @ Monmouth *............................ Mercyhurst.................................... Saint Francis *.............................. @ Gannon...................................... @ Georgetown #.........................

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.

1,856 3,410 2,336 860 3,448 3,525 2,311 921 1,555 500 931

Score

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.

762 4,376 2,673 1,194 1,649 1,081 1,258 819 1,192 2,872

Stadium

Coyer Field Welcome Stadium Moon Stadium Fischer Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Pine Bowl Moon Stadium Rooney Field

Date

Opponent

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 20

@ Buffalo State............................ Dayton............................................. @ Valparaiso................................ @ Central Conn. State *............ Wagner *........................................ Sacred Heart *.............................. @ Monmouth *............................ @ Albany *..................................... Saint Francis *.............................. Stony Brook *...............................

Score

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.

904 3,959 2,009 875 4,126 2,231 3,266 4,824 5,348 2,572

Stadium

Coyer Field Moon Stadium Brown Stadium Willow Brook Park Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Kessler Field University Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium

2000 Record: 10-0 (8-0 NEC) • Home: 5-0 • Road: 5-0 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Stadium

Mercyhurst Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Arute Field Moon Stadium Welcome Stadium Moon Stadium Fischer Field Pine Bowl Moon Stadium Rooney Field

1997 Record: 8-3 (4-0 NEC) • Home: 3-2 • Road: 5-1 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date

Opponent

@ Buffalo State............................ @ Dayton....................................... Central Conn. State *................. @ Wagner *................................... Valparaiso...................................... Sacred Heart *.............................. Monmouth *.................................. @ Saint Francis *........................ New Haven.................................... @ Duquesne.................................

1999 Record: 8-2 (7-0 NEC) • Home: 5-0 • Road: 3-2 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Stadium

Moon Stadium Kessler Field Rooney Field Moon Stadium Veterans Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Minnegan Stadium Rine Field Moon Stadium

1996 Record: 9-2 (3-1 NEC) • Home: 5-0 • Road: 4-2 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16 Nov. 23

Date

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 24 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

Date

Opponent

Sept. 2 Sept. 16 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11 Nov. 18

Buffalo State................................. Monmouth *.................................. @ Saint Francis *........................ St. John’s *...................................... @ Dayton....................................... Central Conn. State *................. @ Wagner *................................... @ Sacred Heart *........................ Albany *.......................................... @ Stony Brook *..........................

Score

W, 30-20 W, 23-7 W, 63-0 W, 43-6 W, 17-13 W, 41-3 W, 38-31 (OT) W, 31-20 W, 43-34 W, 36-6

Att.

2,151 1,004 1,231 2,867 9,615 1,259 1,782 1,236 3,346 499

Stadium

Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Pine Bowl Moon Stadium Welcome Stadium Moon Stadium Wagner Stadium Campus Field Moon Stadium Seawolves Field

2001 Record: 6-3 (6-1 NEC) • Home: 3-2 • Road: 3-1 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Stadium

Moon Stadium Butler Bowl Moon Stadium Arute Field Moon Stadium Minnegan Stadium Kessler Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Veterans Stadium Kehoe Field

Date

Opponent

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 10 Nov. 24

@ Buffalo State............................ L, 27-33 Dayton............................................. L, 9-37 Sacred Heart *.............................. L, 31-44 Saint Francis *.............................. W, 41-7 @ St. John’s *................................ W, 28-0 @ Central Conn. State *............ W, 38-18 Wagner *........................................ W, 49-30 Stony Brook *............................... W, 45-19 @ Albany *..................................... W, 42-31 @ Monmouth *............................ cancelled

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Score

Att.

1,723 1,329 936 2,119 614 2,015 1,114 2,236 1,769

Stadium

Coyer Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium DaSilva Field Arute Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium University Field


2005 Record: 2-8 (1-6 NEC) • Home: 2-3 • Road: 0-5 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date

Opponent

Sept. 3 Sept. 17 Sept. 24 Oct. 1 Oct. 8 Oct. 15 Oct. 22 Oct. 29 Nov. 5 Nov. 12

@ Duquesne................................. Butler............................................... @ Rowan........................................ Saint Francis *.............................. Wagner *........................................ @ Central Conn. State *............ @ Monmouth *............................ Stony Brook *............................... @ Albany *..................................... Sacred Heart *..............................

Score

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.

4,861 3,516 2,713 3,784 1,604 1,268 1,882 1,439 1,875 1,231

Stadium

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: 7-4 (5-2 NEC) • Home: 2-3 • Road: 5-1 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

2002 Record: 3-7 (2-5 NEC) • Home: 3-1 • Road: 0-6 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date

Opponent

Sept. 7 Sept. 14 Sept. 21 Sept. 28 Oct. 5 Oct. 12 Oct. 26 Nov. 2 Nov. 9 Nov. 16

Buffalo State................................. @ Dayton....................................... Central Conn. State *................. Monmouth *.................................. @ Sacred Heart *........................ @ Wagner *................................... @ Gannon...................................... Albany *.......................................... @ Stony Brook *.......................... @ Saint Francis *........................

Score

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.

1,238 4,369 1,033 1,974 2,417 1,083 1,000 938 4,672 707

Stadium

Moon Stadium Welcome Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Campus Field Wagner Stadium Gannon Field Moon Stadium LaValle Stadium Pine Bowl

Date

Opponent

@ Buffalo State............................ @ Monmouth *............................ @ Saint Peter’s............................ Saint Francis *.............................. Stony Brook *............................... @ Central Conn. State *............ Sacred Heart *.............................. Wagner *........................................ @ Albany *..................................... @ Duquesne.................................

Score

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.

1,445 2,106 523 1,317 1,638 1,946 1,033 1,008 1,270 4,219

Opponent

@ Dayton....................................... Duquesne....................................... @ Butler......................................... Rowan............................................. @ Saint Francis *........................ @ Wagner *................................... #19 Central Conn. State *........ Monmouth *.................................. @ Stony Brook *.......................... Albany *.......................................... @ Sacred Heart *........................

Stadium

Coyer Field Kessler Field Bill Cochrane Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Arute Field Moon Stadium Moon Stadium University Field Rooney Field

Date

Opponent

Sept. 1 Sept. 8 Sept. 15 Sept. 22 Sept. 29 Oct. 6 Oct. 13 Oct. 20 Nov. 3 Nov. 10

Dayton............................................. @ Monmouth *............................ Saint Francis *.............................. @ Morehead State...................... VMI................................................... Wagner *........................................ @ Central Conn. State *............ @ Duquesne................................. @ Albany *..................................... Sacred Heart *..............................

Date

Opponent

Buffalo State................................. Duquesne....................................... Monmouth *.................................. @ Saint Francis *........................ @ Stony Brook *.......................... Central Conn. State *................. Dayton............................................. @ Wagner *................................... Saint Peter’s.................................. Albany *.......................................... @ Sacred Heart *........................

Score

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

Att.

1,168 4,152 1,034 910 5,740 1,872 1,573 2,211 1,019 1,024 1,662

L, 14-21 L, 7-27 W, 35-14 W, 21-0 W, 45-13 W, 14-10 W, 23-17 (2 OT) L, 7-16 W, 21-6 L, 6-16 W, 41-21

Att.

3,719 3,246 1,536 1,642 1,394 3,204 2,843 2,143 1,893 2,148 1,836

Stadium

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

Score

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.

2,246 2,444 1,784 4,719 2,157 2,895 3,349 1,311 2,283 1,368

Stadium

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

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2004 Record: 6-5 (3-4 NEC) • Home: 4-3 • Road: 2-2 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13

Score

2007 Record: 4-6 (3-3 NEC) • Home: 2-3 • Road: 2-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton $

2003 Record: 6-4 (4-3 NEC) • Home: 3-1 • Road: 3-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

Date

Sept. 2 Sept. 9 Sept. 16 Sept. 23 Sept. 30 Oct. 7 Oct. 14 Oct. 21 Oct. 28 Nov. 4 Nov. 11

Stadium

Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Pine Bowl LaValle Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Wagner Stadium Moon Stadium Moon Stadium Campus Field

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2008 Record: 5-6 (4-3 NEC) • Home: 3-3 • Road: 2-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date

Opponent

Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 11 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 8 Nov. 15

Morehead State........................... Bucknell.......................................... @ Dayton....................................... Monmouth *.................................. @ Sacred Heart *........................ Duquesne *.................................... @ Bryant........................................ @ Wagner *................................... Central Conn. State *................. Albany *.......................................... @ Saint Francis *........................

Score

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.

1,763 2,347 3,595 1,553 3,019 3,942 5,630 1,013 1,078 1,021 943

Stadium

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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2010 Record: 8-3 (7-1 NEC) • Home: 5-0 • Road: 3-3 • Head Coach: Joe Walton

2009 Record: 5-6 (5-3 NEC) • Home: 3-2 • Road: 2-4 • Head Coach: Joe Walton Date

Opponent

Sept. 5 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Oct. 3 Oct. 10 Oct. 17 Oct. 31 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21

@ VMI.............................................. @ Bucknell.................................... Dayton............................................. Bryant *.......................................... @ Duquesne *.............................. @ Central Conn. State *............ Saint Francis *.............................. Sacred Heart *.............................. @ Albany *..................................... Wagner *........................................ @ Monmouth *............................

Score

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.

6,084 4,172 2,455 1,442 2,577 2,654 1,647 1,024 2,518 1,279 1,291

Stadium

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

Date

Opponent

Sept. 4 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 2 Oct. 9 Oct. 16 Oct. 30 Nov. 6 Nov. 13 Nov. 27

@ Dayton....................................... @ Sacred Heart *........................ #15 Liberty................................... @ Wagner *................................... @ Saint Francis *........................ Monmouth *.................................. Albany *.......................................... Duquesne *.................................... Central Conn. State *................. @ Bryant *..................................... @ #25 North Dakota State %.

Score

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

Note: Opponent rankings according to The Sports Network * NEC Game  |  # ECAC Bowl  |  % FCS Playoffs

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Att.

3,377 2,076 2,893 2,410 2,338 2,104 3,078 2,873 2,789 2,207 12,202

Stadium

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


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Tim Hall

Football Players in the Robert Morris University Athletic Hall of Fame

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.

Brian Dunn (1994-97)

Defensive Back • Induction Year: 2003

Nate List (1994-97) Linebacker • Induction Year: 2003 List was a four-year 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 touchdown in school history, a 97-yard interception return for a score at Dayton in 1996. List was named an AllAmerican 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.

Jake Newman (1994-97)

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 All-NEC selection in both 1996 and 1997, Dunn was a first team All-American by the Football Gazette and AllECAC pick in 1997. — Robert Morris University —

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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.


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, 2001. A native of Gaithersburg, Md., Fraley was the starting center for the Philadelphia Eagles for �ive seasons from 2001 to 2005, then started three straight years at center for the Cleveland Browns from 2006 to 2008. The 2011 campaign will be his second with the St. Louis Rams.

BRIAN CLEARY (1994-97)

Offensive Line • Induction Year: 2008

Hank Fraley

JOHN O’CONNELL (1995-98) Linebacker • Induction Year: 2004 O’Connell �inished 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 threeyear starter for Robert Morris on the offensive line and is an 11-year veteran of the National Football League (NFL). An AllNortheast 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 Mid-Major National Championship according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette. He became just the second Colonial football player

A native of Glassport, Pa., Cleary was a fouryear 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-Northeast Conference and AllECAC selection in 1997, Cleary was also tabbed a I-AA Mid-Major All-American by Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette. He helped lead the Colonials to back-to-back victories in the ECAC Bowl (1996 & 1997) and was also a member of the outdoor track and �ield team at Robert Morris, competing in the javelin.

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 threetime All-Northeast Conference selection (2000, 2001, 2003), Dorsett was also a three-time I-AA Mid-Major All-American according to Don Hansen’s National Weekly Football Gazette and was a member of the 2001 I-AA Mid-Major AllAmerica 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

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 �ive 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 — ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY —

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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).


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RMU Athletic Hall of Fame Members Name

Class Sport/Position

Years

Name

Jim Baughman............................... 2005 Track & Field 1996-00 JoAnn Beatty.................................. 1998 Basketball 1987-89 2002-05 Megan Bell................................. 2011 Volleyball Andre Boyd..................................... 2002 Basketball 1987-91 Tony Bunbury................................ 1996 Soccer/Track & Field 1985-89 2003-06 Kali Byers.................................. 2011 Softball Ricky Cannon................................. 2010 Basketball 1989-92 1980-84 Donna Chiodo................................ 1996 Tennis Brian Cleary.................................... 2008 Football 1994-97 Roco Coniglio................................. 1997 Bowling Coach 1963-98 Dr. Bruce Corrie....................... 2011 Athletic Director 1994-2000 1975-77 Earl Cureton................................... 1991 Basketball Buddy DeLuca................................ 1997 Bowling 1969-73 Anthony Dickens.......................... 1995 Basketball 1985-90 Lauren Dickinson......................... 2007 Softball 1999-2002 Genita Dickey................................. 2006 Track & Field 1997-2001 Rhian Dodds............................. 2011 Soccer 1998-2002 Sam Dorsett.................................... 2009 Football 1999-2003 2001-05 Nicole Downing............................. 2010 Track & Field Nick Downs..................................... 2010 Football 1997-2000 Katie Dugan.................................... 2008 Soccer 1999-2002 Brian Dunn...................................... 2003 Football 1994-97 Jarrett Durham.............................. 2009 Basketball Coach 1984-96 Cleve Edwards............................... 2007 Basketball 1967-69 Bob Erwin........................................ 1993 WBB / Volleyball Coach, IM 1968-92 Troy Fabiano.................................. 2001 Soccer 1990-93 Joe Falletta...................................... 2004 Basketball 1988-92 Heather Ferrari-Urbansky....... 2000 Softball 1991-94 Hank Fraley.................................... 2006 Football 1996-99 Kathy Frederick............................ 1995 Basketball 1984-88 Matt Furjanic.................................. 2007 Basketball Coach 1979-84 Don Genalo...................................... 1991 Bowling 1977-80 Forest Grant.................................... 1996 Basketball 1980-84 Jackie Gray...................................... 2000 Track & Field 1991-93 Tim Hall *......................................... 1998 Football 1994-95 Chipper Harris............................... 1995 Basketball 1980-84 Courtney Haase............................. 2006 Rowing 1998-2002 Ron Hightower.............................. 1998 Basketball 1970-72 Bill Hodge *..................................... 2010 Track & Field Coach 1995-99 Dr. Susan Hofacre *...................... 2005 Athletic Director 2000-05 Sheri Horvath-Scanlon............... 2009 Basketball 1994-97 Chris Hultquist.............................. 2009 Soccer 1992-95 Cory Hunt........................................ 2003 Track & Field 1991-95 Elise James...................................... 2005 Basketball 1996-00 Perry Johnson................................ 2009 Basketball 1967-69 Dwight Kenner.............................. 2006 Basketball 1969-71 Katie Kirsten.................................. 2006 Rowing 1997-2001

Class Sport/Position

John Kowalski................................ 2000 Soccer Coach Gus Krop *....................................... 1991 Basketball Coach John Kuziel...................................... 2005 Basketball Rachel Leitch.................................. 2010 Volleyball Richard Lesnak............................. 1998 Athletic Director Tim Levcik....................................... 2008 Football Laura Lindak-Murray................. 1999 Basketball Nate List........................................... 2003 Football Don Mackey *................................. 2010 Basketball Damian Mackman................... 2011 Golf Jonathan Marshall.................. 2011 Basketball Molly McMann............................... 2002 Volleyball Bart Mease...................................... 2004 Golf Kelli Miller-Dimidjian................. 2004 Softball Brianne Morgan *......................... 2002 Softball Sandy Matich-Veseleny.............. 1997 Basketball Kim Mong-Main............................ 1992 Basketball Jodee Muskovich.......................... 2006 Rowing Gene Nabors................................... 2005 Basketball Jake Newman................................. 2004 Football Katie Noble..................................... 2008 Volleyball John O’Connell............................... 2004 Football Tom Parks........................................ 1993 Basketball Marco Patitucci............................. 2010 Soccer Jarrad Pencek................................. 2008 Track & Field Doug Petras.................................... 2000 Soccer Kristen Pries................................... 2006 Rowing Craig Prosser.................................. 1995 Basketball Tera Prosser-Howe...................... 1999 Softball John Rech......................................... 1993 Golf Lee Repasky.................................... 1996 Basketball Maebeth Schalles.......................... 2002 Basketball Erica Schwanke-List.................... 2003 Softball Musa Shannon............................... 2002 Soccer Nicole Snyder................................. 2006 Rowing Paul Snyder..................................... 2008 Golf Jennifer Stankewicz-Rochford... 2007 Tennis Christine Suto................................ 1993 Tennis Dan Swalga...................................... 2006 Basketball Coach Wade Timmerson......................... 2007 Basketball Kristie Tuxford.............................. 2001 Volleyball Steve Uhing..................................... 1994 Cross Country / Track Myron Walker................................ 1999 Basketball Mark Wallace................................. 2005 Tennis Missy Walls..................................... 1997 Basketball Tom Underman............................. 1992 Basketball

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Years

1989-96 1963-76 1964-66 2001-04 1965-72 1998-2001 1989-94 1994-97 1963-65 2001-05 1970-72 1991-94 1995-99 1990-93 1997-98 1977-81 1981-85 1996-2000 1995-00 1994-97 1999-2002 1995-98 1979-83 1991-94 1999-2002 1990-93 1996-2000 1972-74 1991-94 1964-68 1983-87 1989-93 1995-98 1990-94 1997-2001 1983-86 1993-97 1983-87 1978-91 1988-92 1992-95 1985-89 1990-94 1992-95 1981-85 1981-85


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2011 Robert Morris Support Staff

Front Row (l-r): Geoff Zonn (Athletic Training Graduate Assistant), Amanda Fernandez (Athletic Training Student), Mike Vittorino (Head Athletic Trainer), Laura Noel (Athletic Training Student), Erica Gadelmeyer (Assistant Athletic Trainer), Bobbie Joe Belus (Football Of�ice Coordinator) Back Row (l-r): Max Witten (Equipment Room), Joel Gray (Equipment Room), Ray Butter (Head Equipment Manager), Cory Stanley (Equipment Room), Chris Dobos (Equipment Room)

Bobbie Joe Belus

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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 on the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center. Medical care is coordinated by head athletic trainer Michael Vittorino and assistant athletic trainers Jason Daley, Erica

Dr. Tanya Hagen

Gadelmeyer, Stacy Ogden and Emily Tong. The staff is dedicated to providing all aspects of prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries.

Tom McConnell

Dr. Rodney Fedorchak

  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 orthopedic 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.

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

Bear Davis

Athletic Director

Associate Athletic Director

Assistant Athletic Director / SWA

Assistant Athletic Director

Women’s Basketball

Softball

Women’s Ice Hockey

Men’s Lacrosse

Ryan Fleischer

Mike Vittorino

Jim Duzyk

Ray Butter

Bill Denniston

John Kowalski

Cyndi Hadfield

Midge McPhail

Assistant Athletic Director

Head Athletic Trainer

Sports Information Director

Equipment Manager

Men’s Soccer

Women’s Soccer

Cheerleading

Women’s Rowing

Scott Branvold

Carol Bonner

Jason Daley

Stacey Ogden

Olivia Netzler

Katy Phillips

Jeff Layman

Derek Schooley

Faculty Representative

Assistant Director of Compliance

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Field Hockey

Women’s Lacrosse

Men’s and Women’s Tennis

Men’s Ice Hockey

Ken Baker

Spencer Kowitz

Drake Bolon

Michael Smith

Dale Starr

Jerry Stone

Assistant Sports Information Director

Sports Information Graduate Assistant

Marketing & Ticketing Graduate Assistant

Track & Field / Cross Country

Volleyball

Men’s and Women’s Golf

Linda Young

Dawn Geregach

Bobbie Jo Belus

Andrew Toole

Joe Walton

Athletic Secretary

Athletic Secretary

Football Office Coordinator

Men’s Basketball

Football

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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 21, 2012. All proceeds from this annual event bene�it the Robert Morris football program. Save the date for the 19th annual Joe Walton Celebrity Spring Classic golf outing, as it is sure to be as prestigious and fun �illed 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 �ields have included Rocky Bleier, Mel Blount, Hugh Green, L.C. Greenwood, Louis Lipps, Joe Namath, Andy Russell, Lynn Swann, Joe Theismann, Lynn Swann, Steve Blass, Kent Tekulve and former RMU offensive line Hank Fraley, currently with the St. Louis Rams. For more information on the Joe Walton Celebrity Spring Classic, please contact Bobbie Jo Belus in the Robert Morris football of�ice at (412) 397-4935 or via e-mail at belus@rmu. edu.

Robert Morris head coach Joe Walton with former linebacker Andy Russell of the Pittsburgh Steelers at the 2011 Celebrity Golf Classic

Robert Morris wishes to thank the following 2011 tournament sponsors. They are:

• Fruehauf Maufacturing Group, LLC • Dr. Leonard Fichter, Inc.

• Greater Pittsburgh Physical Therapy • Nocito Enterprises

• Heinz World Headquarters • A.C. Dellovade, Inc.

• Barnes & Noble Bookstore

• Greenbriar Treatment Center • Highmark BCBS

• The Medicine Shoppe / Nutrition Shoppe • OK Grocery Company • Dave Oschman • Andy Lopez • Bill Freese

• Paul Strani • PNC Bank

• The Simon Group of Hefron-Tillotson

• Willis HRH of Pennsylvania, Inc. • Worthington Steel

• CentiMark Corporation

• Tax Transfer Corporation • Wall-to-Wall Studios

• Wall-to-Wall Studios

• Manny Pena

• Crivelli Ford

• Myers Coach Lines

• Patrick Carothers

• George Russell, Jr.

• Marty Galosi

• Pat Catan’s

• Bobbie Jo Belus • Joe Bolland

• Dr. Brad Brown, DDS • Harry Canavesi

• Craig Coleman, M.D. • Humberto Cordero • Ed DeRose

• Ralph Forner • Bill Fustos

• Norman Gottschalk • Gerry Haney

• Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport • Gary Libby • John Joyce

• Lance Kledas

• Main Steel Polishing • Earl Mohr, Jr.

• Rich McMillen

• Pittsburgh Airport Marriott • Jim Rivera

• Greg Shepard • Neal Silliman • Art Talboo

• Taylor Coil Processing

• Tyler Mountain Spring Water • AAA West Penn/WV/SCO • L.D. Astorino

• Chase Benjamin • Boat House

• Luke Bumgardner

• Bloom Cigar Co., Inc. • Terry Bradshaw

• Bruster’s Ice Cream • John Cefaly

• Edward DeBartolo • Lynn Dieter

• Gilman Gear

• Gene Farison

• Greg Ferguson

• Friends of Joe Walton • Fuhrer’s Wholesale • Jack Ham

• Under Armour/Bill Hampton, Jr. • Richard Harshman

• Homer Nine & Sons • William Jackey

• Jade Group LLC

• Roger & Ben Kirschenbaum • Kristin Holly Kwiatkowski • Dick LeBeau

• Dennis Lacognata • Dale Lattanzio

• Kellie Laurenzi

• Ohio Valley General Hospital

• Bill Malinchak

• Chris Panarello

• Mario Manna

• Parkhurst Dining Services

• Bob Morris

• Keith Paylo

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• Natale Sporting Goods • Gordon Oliver

• Peg’s Products • Pepsi

• Primanti Bros. Restaurants • PGT Trucking • Ron Puntil

• Robin and Bill Richards • Riddell

• RMU Advancement & PR Of�ices • RMU Alumni Association • Schutt

• The Smoke Stack, Moon Twp. • Jason Spencer

• Syracuse Athletics • Joe Theismann

• Tri-County Management • Vecenie Distributing Co. • Mike Vittorino • Joe Walton

• Mike Wau�le

• Chuck Zimmerman


RMU All-Sports Banquet

The Robert Morris University All-Sports Banquet will celebrate its 18th year in 2012 as the hallmark sporting event of the season.   The first 17 banquets, held in the Charles L. Sewall Center on the Moon Township Campus, drew better than 7,000 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 2011 All-Sports Banquet, garnering the Presidential Scholar-Athlete award, presented by Robert Morris University president Dr. Greg Dell’Omo, was senior Amanda Graham of the volleyball team. Graham posted a cumulative grade point average of 3.99 as a nuclear medicine technology major and was a fourtime All-Northeast Conference selection in volleyball.   The Presidential Scholar-Athlete award was one of four awards that Graham took home

during the All-Sports Banquet, as she was also named the Outstanding Senior Female, the Female Strength & Conditioning StudentAthlete of the Year and the Most Valuable Player for volleyball.   The Robert Morris women’s cross country team earned the Team GPA award, presented by Robert Morris Assistant Director of Athletics Sean Simmons. The Colonials posted a 3.66 team GPA during the 2009-10 academic year, the highest of RMU’s 23 Division I programs.   Taking home the RMU Athletic Department Appreciation Award were Sid and Ellen Zonn. Awarded annually to an individual from outside the athletic department that displays exemplary service, Sid is Vice President and General Counsel at RMU, while his wife, Ellen, is a member of the faculty in the communication skills program. Both are present at many athletic events throughout the course of a season and are ardent supporters of Robert Morris athletics.   For the third time in four years, Matthew Feryus was awarded the Susan K. Hofacre Fan of the Year Award for his constant presence — Robert Morris University —

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at many RMU sporting events throughout the year. A native of North Huntingdon, Pa., and an actuarial science major, Feryus displays passion unmatched by many of his peers at Colonial sporting events.   Director of Athletics Craig Coleman, M.D., who awarded Feryus with his award, also passed out the honor of Outstanding Senior Female to Graham and Tri-Outstanding Senior Male honors to Trevor Moore of the lacrosse team, Myles Russ of the football squad and Denny Urban of the men’s ice hockey team.   The winners of the third annual Strength & Conditioning Student-Athletes of the Year, presented by RMU head strength & conditioning coach Todd Hamer, were awarded to Graham and senior Mike Lovely of the football squad.   The 2012 banquet is slated for April 22, 2012, 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.


2010-11 RMU Most Valuable Players Name

Sport

Alexa Bryson Alex DiMichele Cassandra Fisher Ashleigh Frieday Ali Gibbons Charles Gladman Amanda Graham Velton Jones Arthur Leathers C.G. Mercatoris Yohanna Morton Igor Neves Isabella Novella Sara O’Malley Myles Russ Jordon Sealock Stephanie Seeley Neil Shaffer Kristine Silaraja Artemis Spanou Jennifer Tobar Mackenzie Tonn Anthony Trunzo Ashley Turici Denny Urban Merel Van Steenbergen Merel Van Steenbergen

Softball # So. Football (Defense) Sr. Cheerleading Sr. Women’s Golf # Sr. Women’s Lacrosse # Sr. Men’s Indoor Track & Field Sr. Volleyball Sr. Men’s Basketball So. Men’s Cross Country Jr. Men’s Golf # Jr. Women’s Basketball $ Sr. Men’s Tennis # So. Women’s Tennis # Fr. Women’s Ice Hockey Sr. Football (Offense) Sr. Men’s Lacrosse # Sr. Field Hockey Sr. Men’s Soccer Sr. Women’s Basketball $ Sr. Women’s Basketball $ Fr. Women’s Soccer Sr. Women’s Rowing Sr. Men’s Outdoor Track & Field # Sr. Women’s Outdoor Track & Field # Sr. Men’s Ice Hockey Sr. Women’s Cross Country Fr. Women’s Indoor Track & Field Fr.

Year

Hometown / High School

Greensburg, Pa. / Latrobe Area Pittsburgh, Pa. / Sto-Rox Murrysville, Pa. / Franklin Regional Grand Island, N.Y. / Grand Island Candia, N.H. / Manchester Philadelphia, Pa. / Cardinal Dougherty Melbourne, Fla. / Eau Gallie Philadelphia, Pa. / Northeast Catholic Taneytown, Md. / Francis Scott Key Brookville, Pa. / Brookville Santo Domingo, D.R. / Arizona Western Ponta Porta, Brazil Santo Andre, Brazil Guelph, Ontario / Hamilton Hawks Boca Raton, Fla. / West Boca Airdrie, Alberta / George McDougal Louisville, Ky. / Ballard Aliquippa, Pa. / Beaver Ventspils, Latvia / Barton County C.C. Rhodes, Greece / Greek National Team Brandenton, Fla. / Lakewood Ranch Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern Trafford, Pa. / Penn-Trafford Zelienople, Pa. / Seneca Valley Pittsburgh, Pa. / Ohio Blue Jackets Boskoop, Netherlands / Waddinxveen Boskoop, Netherlands / Waddinxveen

# MVP’s for the 2010 athletic year | $ Tri-MVP’s

Velton Jones

RMU All-Sports Banquet Award History PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETE Year

Name(s)

1995 Tim Souders 1996 John Roach 1997 Sandy Dobran Christina Soster 1998 Jolene Streit Shannon Telenko 1999 Kristen Pries 2000 Tracy Frey 2001 Nicole Aloi Natalie Aloi 2002 Michelle Bartlett 2003 Amy Miller 2004 Julie Wolf 2005 Jonathan LeDonne 2006 Lauren Gombert 2007 Lisa Jaszka 2008 Joel Gasper Taryn Reichard 2009 Alaina Gibson 2010 Adam Lawrence 2011 Amanda Graham

OUTSTANDING SENIOR MALE

OUTSTANDING SENIOR FEMALE

Sport(s)

Year

Name(s)

Sport(s)

Year

Track & Field Soccer Softball Track & Field Basketball Soccer/Rowing Rowing Softball Softball Softball Volleyball Soccer Tennis Football Rowing Volleyball Ice Hockey Soccer Volleyball Football Volleyball

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001

Cory Hunt Tim Hall Musa Shannon Jake Newman Bart Mease Gene Nabors Nick Downs Ray Thomas Tim Levcik Jarrad Pencek Rhian Dodds Aaron Thomas Jonathan LeDonne James Noel Ray Gensler Tony Lee Jeremy Chappell Sherrod Evers Rob Robinson Trevor Moore Myles Russ Denny Urban

Track & Field Football Soccer Football Golf Basketball Football Football Football Track & Field Soccer Basketball Football Football Football Basketball Basketball Football Basketball Lacrosse Football Ice Hockey

1995 Dawn Bauer Softball 1996 Yolanda Shakespeare Track & Field Kristie Tuxford Volleyball 1997 Tina Friel Volleyball 1998 Erica Schwanke Softball 1999 Sara Headley Softball 2000 Elise James Basketball 2001 Genita Dickey Track & Field 2002 Lauren Dickinson Softball 2003 Katie Noble Volleyball 2004 Katie Radford Volleyball/ Rowing 2005 Nicole Downing Track & Field 2006 Megan Bell Volleyball 2007 Jill Spargo Softball Sugeiry Monsac Basketball 2008 Chinata Nesbit Basketball 2009 Brianne McLaughlin Ice Hockey 2010 Melitta Brown Basketball Angela Pace Basketball 2011 Amanda Graham Volleyball

2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

Name(s)

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Sport(s)

TEAM GPA AWARD Year

Team

1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-2000 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11

Women’s Tennis Women’s Soccer Men’s Tennis Women’s Cross Country Women’s Tennis Softball Softball Women’s Track & Field Women’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Women’s Tennis Women’s Rowing Women’s Rowing Softball Volleyball Softball Softball Women’s Cross Country


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 2010-11 academic year followed the trend set before it as 108 Colonials were named to the 2010 Northeast Conference (NEC) Fall Academic Honor Roll, 52 to the 2011 NEC Winter Academic Honor Roll and 119 to the 2011 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 2010-11, 33 studentathletes were named to the 2010 NEC Fall Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll, 17 to the 2011 NEC Winter Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll and 33 to the 2011 NEC Spring Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.   In addition in 2010-11, 16 student-athletes from the RMU women’s ice hockey team were named to the 2011 College Hockey America (CHA) Academic Team, a league high, while 24 Colonials from the Robert Morris men’s ice hockey squad were tabbed to 2011 Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA) All-Academic Team. The Metro Atlantic Athletic Association (MAAC) also named 15 student-athletes from RMU to its 2011 Women’s Rowing All-Academic Team, also a league high.   As a department, Robert Morris posted an average cumulative team GPA of 3.28 among its 23 Division I programs. A total of 21 of RMU’s 23 athletics programs finished with team GPA’s of 3.0 or higher in 2010-11, with women’s tennis (3.63), women’s cross country (3.57), softball (3.56), men’s lacrosse (3.12) and football (2.90) posting the highest team GPA’s of any institution in the Northeast Conference. Overall, nearly 70 percent of all of RMU’s 550 student-athletes posted a 3.0 or higher grade point average.   The 20 sports that are members of the NEC from Robert Morris combined to post an overall GPA of 3.256 in 2010-11, the second highest in the conference and trailing only Saint Francis (Pa.) (3.270).

  The NEC also honored four of RMU’s studentathletes with the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year in their respective sport during the 2010-11 academic year, tied for the most in the conference with Fairleigh Dickinson and Sacred Heart. Honored with the award were Nolan Nearhoof (football), Amanda Graham (volleyball), Annie Dubovec (softball) and Kiel Matisz (men’s lacrosse).   Additionally in 2010-11, Robert Morris had eight 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), Graham (volleyball) and Dubovec (softball) were Christy Baldesberger (women’s soccer), Toba Bolaji (men’s soccer), Brad Banas (football), Mike Lovely (football) and Allie Patton (softball).   Nearhoof, Graham and Dubovec each went on from their respective Capital One District II Academic All-America Team selections to earn Capital One Academic All-America Team honors. Nearhoof and Graham where named to the second team, while Dubovec became the first female student-athlete in RMU history to garner first team accolades.   RMU’s exploits in the classroom in 2010-11 should come as no surprise. Since 1988, a total of 18 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 (19962000) 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 Scholar-Athlete of the Year for indoor track and field and was bestowed the honor again in 2000 for outdoor track and field.   Graham and Dubovec joined Witmyer and Baughman as multiple winners during the 201011 academic year, becoming the first female student-athletes in school history to accomplish the feat.   The Robert Morris volleyball, football and softball programs have each had four studentathletes named the NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year since 1988, which is tops among RMU’s 23 intercollegiate programs. — Robert Morris University —

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  Robert Morris has also placed 43 studentathletes on Capital One District II Academic All-America Teams since 1992, including 19 individuals that were honored in consecutive years. Graham and Dubovec, meanwhile, became the first student-athletes to be named to the Capital One District II Academic All-America Team three straight years in 2010-11.   Football has led the way with 13 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, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.   A pair of former Robert Morris student-athletes also garnered the honor of being named the NEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year in the first five 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.


Capital One Academic All-America First Team Name

Year

Sport

Annie Dubovec..................... 2011 Ray Gensler............................ 2006 Jonathan LeDonne.............. 2004

Softball Football Football

Name

Sport

Capital One Academic All-America Second Team Year

Ray Gensler............................ 2005 Amanda Graham.................. 2010 Christian Lemke................... 2004 Nolan Nearhoof.................... 2010

Football Volleyball Track & Field Football

Name

Sport

Jonathan LeDonne

Capital One District II Academic All-America Honorees Year(s)

Christy Baldesberger......... 2009, 2010 Brad Banas............................. 2010 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 Darcey Miller......................... 2004 Kelly Miller............................. 1992 Nolan Nearhoof.................... 2010 Brooke Panepinto............... 2008, 2009 Allie Patton............................ 2011 Susan Perich.......................... 2008, 2009 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

Ray Gensler

NEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year Awards Name

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 Volleyball Softball Football Softball Softball Softball Women’s Soccer Volleyball Men’s Basketball Track & Field Women’s Soccer Football Men’s Basketball Softball Football Track & Field Track & Field Football

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 Ray Gensler............................ 2006 Alaina Gibson........................ 2008 Amanda Graham.................. 2009, 2010 John Horgan........................... 1990 Adam Lawrence................... 2008 Jonathan LeDonne.............. 2004 Kiel Matisz.............................. 2011 Darcey Miller......................... 2003 Dennis Morgret.................... 1993 Nolan Nearhoof.................... 2010 Taryn Reichard..................... 2007 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 Football Volleyball Volleyball Men’s Track & Field Football Football Men’s Lacrosse Volleyball Men’s Golf Football Women’s Soccer Men’s Indoor Track & Field Men’s Outdoor Track & Field

Name

Sport

NEC Faculty Athletic Representative Scholar-Athletes of the Year Awards Year

Lisa Jaszka.............................. 2007 Volleyball Tara Maxwell......................... 2009 Track & Field

Jeff Witmyer

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“Go Colonials”

RMU Alma Mater

rmu fight song

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!

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!

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!

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The Tim Hall Memorial Scholarship Tim Hall came to Robert Morris University as an unheralded player. Yet from the inaugural 1994 season until being drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the sixth round of the 1996 NFL Draft, Hall entered his name beside virtually every Robert Morris rushing record, some of which still stand today.   In addition to his football skills, Hall was admired and respected by all those who came in contact with him. Tragically, in 1998, Hall was shot and killed in his home of Kansas City. In 2001, friends of Tim Hall established a scholarship in his honor. Each year gifts put toward this scholarship will result in an award to a minority running back at Robert Morris.   The Tim Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund is awarded to a minority football student-athlete who plays the running back position. The award can be renewed each year until the student graduates, as long as the following criteria are maintained. The RMU football coaching staff will determine the recipient of the award.

  In the summer of 2011, the inaugural Tim Hall Scholarship was awarded to redshirt senior running back Jamar Cromwell. A transfer from Kent State, Cromwell entered the 2011 campaign as the leading candidate to start at fullback for the Colonials. Cromwell enters the 2011 season having appeared in 19 career games, rushing 19 times for 78 yards (4.1 yards per carry) and one touchdown while owning two receptions for 20 yards.   If you would like to contribute to the Tim Hall Memorial Scholarship Fund, please complete the form below and return it to: Criteria

• The awardee must continue to be a member of the Robert Morris football team • The awardee must maintain a minimum 2.50 grade point average

Robert Morris University Football Office Joe Walton Stadium 6001 University Boulevard Moon Township, PA 15108-1189

• The awardee must maintain good standing with the football team and University

• The awardee must demonstrate financial need

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:  $_______ 2011  $ ________ 2012  $ ________ 2013  $______ 2014

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___________________________________________________________________________________ — Robert Morris University —

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Index of Advertisers A.C. Dellovade........................................................... 82

Hometown Pizza..................................................... 92

RMU Board of Trustees........................................ 14

Diane Cleaners......................................................... 36

The Medicine/Nutrition Shoppe...................... 2

RMU Island Sports Center................................... 70

Clearview Federal Credit Union........................ 39 Coldwell Banker Real Estate.............................. 18

Eat’n Park................................................................... 53

Dr. Leonard A. Fichter........................................... 6 Fruehauf Manufacturing...................................... obc

Gerard Plumbing and Heating........................... 78 Globe Airport Parking........................................... 68 Greater Pittsburgh Physical Therapy............. 35 Greenbriar Treatment Center............................ 69 Ground Round.......................................................... 2

Hampton Inn Pittsburgh Airport...................... 54

Long Island Four..................................................... 2

Tom McConnell, Physical Therapist................ 74 NEC Respect.............................................................. 90 Joe Nocito Enterprises.......................................... 37 OK Grocery Company............................................ 82 Pepsi............................................................................. 40 PNC Financial Services......................................... 78

Primanti Brothers................................................... 36 Chris Puhlman Flowers & Gifts......................... 71

Hefren-Tillotson....................................................... 91

RMU Barnes & Noble Bookstore....................... 70 RMU Conference/Facility Services.................. 9 RMU Radio................................................................. 3

RMU Sentry Media.................................................. 76 RMU TV....................................................................... 80 RMUColonials.com................................................. 27 Ryco Inc....................................................................... 36 Tate-Jones, Inc.......................................................... 78 Tyler Mountain Water........................................... 23 University Sports Publications..........  22, 26, 38

Wendy’s....................................................................... ifc

West-Aircomm Federal Credit Union............. 82

Heinz............................................................................ 13

Willis............................................................................. 14

Heritage Valley Health System.......................... 55

Woodside’s Grille.................................................... 28

Highmark.................................................................... 70

Worthington Industries........................................ 14

Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport......................... 41

WPIT-AM Radio........................................................ ibc

2011 NORTHEAST CONFERENCE FOOTBALL TV SCHEDULE Sept. 16 • Noon

Bryant @ Sacred Heart MSG+ (HD), Cox Sports CT/RI (HD)

Sept. 24 • 7 p.m.

Duquesne @ Saint Francis MSG+ (HD), PCNC Pittsburgh, Fox 8 Johnstown/Altoona (HD), Root Sports Pittsburgh (tape delay)

Oct. 1 • Noon

Robert Morris @ Monmouth MSG+ (HD), PCNC Pittsburgh, Root Sports Pittsburgh (tape delay)

Oct. 29 • Noon

Albany @ Wagner Fox College Sports, TWC3 Albany (tape delay)

Nov. 5 • Noon

Robert Morris @ Central Connecticut State Fox College Sports, PCNC Pittsburgh, Cox Sports CT (HD), ESPN3, Root Sports Pittsburgh (tape delay)

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Independence Day Magazine (11/12/11)