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IN LOVING MEMORY OF JAKE GRECCO ONCE A PIRATE, ALWAYS A PIRATE

Last season, the men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams teamed up in support of Jake ‘The Hero” Grecco, a 7-year-old boy from Phillipsburg, New Jersey, who was diagnosed with Gliomatosis Cerebri, a malignant brain tumor. The Pirates wore grey caps all season long in recognition of his fight and paid him a surprise visit at school. Jake inspired everyone him with his strength and bravery, imparting those qualities onto his new friends in blue and white. Although he ultimately lost his battle, he lives on in the minds and hearts of all those who were lucky enough to get to know him.


TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

Table of Contents Quick Facts

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2011-12 Results Winter Training Trip: Puerto Rico Pirate Postcard: Andrea Shuba SHU Women’s S&D Record Book Seton Hall + Make a Splash

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2012-13 Outlook

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2012-13 Opponents

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Seton Hall University Campus Life New York City President, A. Gabriel Esteban Director of Athletics, Patrick Lyons Athletics Directory Athletics Department Support Staff Academic Center Athletic Training Strength & Conditioning BIG EAST Conference Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame Pirate Blue Athletic Fund Notable Alumni

COACHES

Head Coach, Ron Farina 8-9 Assistant Coach Kara Lennon/Diving Coach PJ Hughes 10 Volunteer Assistant coach Andrew Le Blanc 11

PIRATES

2012-13 Roster Marielle O’Connor Brenna O’Keefe Andrea Shuba Alie Zelenky Kate Dwyer Jene Ehret Kerrie Kolackovsky Kelly Markwell Katie Riley Sarah Dougherty Megan Mostoller/Gabi Levine Katie Adams/Isabelle Alario/Rae Congdon Megan Mallon/Leah Mayer/Cora Meehan Kelly Miller/Alexa Santis/ Gabby Signorelli

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Media Guidelines Athletics Communications

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QUICK FACTS UNIVERSITY INFORMATION

LOCATION South Orange, N.J. FOUNDED 1856 PRESIDENT Dr. A Gabriel Esteban FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE Dr. Laura Schoppmann ENROLLMENT 9,700 COLORS Blue & White NICKNAME Pirates MASCOT Pirate FACILITY Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium CONFERENCE BIG EAST Conference

ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS / REC. SERVICES Patrick Lyons DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS Duane Bailey SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR Jimmy O’Donnell SR. ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR / SWA Kim Keenan-Kirkpatrick ASSOC. ATH. DIR. / DEVELOPMENT & EXT. AFFAIRS Bryan Felt ASST. ATHLETICS DIRECTOR / DEVELOPMENT Jay Judge ASSOC. ATHLETICS DIRECTOR / FACILITIES Kevin Sponzo ASST. ATHLETICS DIRECTOR / BUSINESS AFFAIRS Loren Peterson DIRECTOR OF TICKET OPERATIONS James Semerad DIRECTOR OF TICKET SALES Richard Bello ASST. ATH. DIRECTOR / MARKETING & PROMOTIONS Kelly O’Neil

2012-13 Captains (L to R): Alison Zelenky, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Austin Acheson, Marielle O’Connor, Brenna O’Keefe, Katie Riley

MEDIA INFORMATION MEN’S SWIM & DIVE SID SATZ’S EMAIL SATZ’S OFFICE PHONE SATZ’S CELL PHONE SID FAX SETON HALL WEBSITE

MEN’S SWIM & DIVE INFORMATION HEAD COACH ALMA MATER, YEAR YEARS AT SETON HALL WOMEN’S DUAL MEET RECORD SWIMMING & DIVING PHONE FARINA E-MAIL ASSISTANT COACH DIVING COACH VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH

Ron Farina Rutgers, 1993 13th Season 70-75-1 (973) 761-9594 ronald.farina@shu.edu Kara Lennon (Seton Hall ‘98) PJ Hughes (Seton Hall ‘10) Andrew Le Blanc (Seton Hall ‘06)

TEAM INFORMATION

2011-12 DUAL MEET RECORD 2012 WOMEN’S BIG EAST FINISH WOMEN’S LETTERWINNERS RETURNING/LOST WOMEN’S NEWCOMERS FIRST SEASON ALL-TIME RECORD

Adam Satz asatz33@gmail.com (973) 761-9754 (914) 843-9675 (973) 761-9061 www.shupirates.com

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

ASST. ATHLETICS DIRECTOR / COMM. ASSOC. DIRECTOR / ATHLETICS COMM. ASST. DIRECTOR / DIGITAL MEDIA & CREATIVE COMMUNICATIONS ASSISTANT SECRETARY ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE PHONE

Matthew Sweeney Vincent Novicki Elizabeth Rathbun Adam Satz Ann Marie Vasquez (973) 761-9493

MAILING ADDRESS

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SETON HALL UNIVERSITY Seton Hall Athletics Department Athletics Communications 400 South Orange Avenue South Orange, NJ 07079

COVERS AND CREDITS The 2012-13 Seton Hall men’s swimming & diving media guide is a product of the Seton Hall Athletics Communications office. For information regarding the media guide, contact the Athletics Communications office.

ON THE COVER L-R: Seniors Alison Zelenky, Andrea Shuba, Brenna

EDITORS COVERS LAYOUT & DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY

O’Keefe, Marielle O’Connor

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Adam Satz, Chris Paizis Elizabeth Rathbun, Vincent Novicki Vincent Novicki, Elizabeth Rathbun, Adam Satz, Gabe Rhodes, Chris Paizis

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SEASON PREVIEW

2012-13 SEASON PREVIEW During its first 12 seasons under the stewardship of head coach Ron Farina, the Seton Hall swimming & diving program has established a standard of excellence both in and out of the pool. With Farina at the helm, the Pirates have set new school records in 36 different events, seven of which were re-written last year. SHU has also captured four individual BIG EAST championships during his tenure. Former swimmer Kevin Webster (’11) took home three of those titles, capping his career by earning BIG EAST Most Outstanding Swimmer honors in 2011. In the classroom, the Pirate program is among the nation’s elite as both the men’s and women’s squads earned their 12th consecutive CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Awards in 2011-12, with the men’s team posting the 12th highest overall GPA among all qualifying schools. Between the two teams, the program also produced 32 BIG EAST Academic All-Stars a year ago, pushing the program’s total to 264 under Farina’s guidance. “I think we have been able to find a nice balance here,” said Farina. “Being in the upper-tier of the conference and right there with some of the best programs in America is something we are very proud of. We have proven that we can compete at a high level and perform in the classroom at the same time.” When it comes to competition, a seasoned core of accomplished veterans coupled with the arrival of one of the largest and deepest recruiting classes in program history has the Pirates poised to continue the tradition of success in 2012-13. Coming off a year in which SHU sent 17 members of the women’s team to the conference championship meet, Farina believes his team has the potential to take a large step forward in the upcoming season. “Last year we graduated a strong group of contributors,” continued Farina. “That group had a lot of success here and contributed to a couple school records but we have been able to offset those losses by bringing in the largest recruiting class in program history.” The incoming class features 10 student-athletes who come to South Orange with experience in a number of different disciplines. Canadian imports Rae Congdon (Ottawa, Ontario) and Leah Mayer (London, Ontario) are expected to solidify the team’s freestyle efforts as will Isabelle Alario (Hermosa Beach, Calif.). A high school All-American as a senior, Cora Meehan (Noblesville, Ind.) will team with senior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.) to give the Pirates a formidable 1-2 punch in backstroke events. Megan Mallon (Glen Mills, Pa.) will make an impact in breaststroke while Katie Adams (Linwood, N.J.), Alexa Santis (Ijamsville, Md.) (Back/Free), Gabi Levine (Garwood, N.J.), Kelly Miller (State College, Pa.) (Butterfly/Back) and will each provide depth in a number of different strokes. Long Island native Gabby Signorelli (Massapequa, N.Y.) joins the squad after setting several diving records at Massapequa High School.

Senior Andrea Shuba

“The girls that we have brought in have instantly made us better,” lauded Farina. “Not only have BIG EAST cuts but they have the ability to score for us as well. With them, they are already far along enough in their development that now it is more about fine-tuning and keeping them focused.” Aside from the addition of a promising class, the women’s squad boasts a multitude of returning competitors whose names are littered throughout the school record books. One notable returnee is Andrea Shuba, one of the most heralded swimmers in program history. Shuba holds both individual backstroke records (100 and 200-yard) and was a part of two of the fastest relay teams SHU has ever INTRO

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produced. Shuba is joined by fellow seniors Marielle O’Connor (Allentown, Pa.), Brenna O’Keefe (New Hyde, N.Y.) and Alie Zelenky (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) as the team’s most veteran members. All four seniors have placed their name on the school record board at least once, and head into their final seasons looking to improve on those marks. “We have a great group of seniors this year,” said Farina. “All four have them have been important contributors who have improved tremendously throughout their time here. Andrea has been fantastic over her first three seasons. Marielle has worked really hard and had some nice drops in her times and Alie has put herself in a position to do the same. Both of them, as well as Brenna have already been a part of record-setting relay teams and I think they could break those times this year. Brenna also just missed out in scoring in the mile at BIG EAST last year so I think our seniors can accomplish big things for us this year.” A loaded junior class features five student-athletes who will factor prominently into the Pirates’ success this season. Multiple record holders Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) and Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) headline the group. Kolackovsky and Ehret represented Seton Hall at last year’s USA Winter Nationals and look to continue their progression in their third year of competition. As underclassmen, they wasted no time in placing their stamp on the program. Kolackovsky has set the standard in the 1,650-yard freestyle as well as the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke events while Ehret holds the fastest 400-yard individual medley time in school history. The two also teamed as part of the record-setting 800-yard freestyle relay team as freshmen.

Junior Kerrie Kolackovsky

”Kerrie and Jane are poised to take the next step this year,” said Farina. “We might put Kerrie in the IM a little more this year because she is so talented in each stroke, so maybe we’ll find something there. Jane is someone who has been a consistent performer for us and I don’t expect that to change.”

Kate Dwyer (Freehold, N.J.) and Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) form the other half of a potent quartet of third-year swimmers for The Hall. Both Dwyer and Markwell built upon solid freshman campaigns by breaking multiple personal records as sophomores. Heading into year three in blue and white, Farina feels that the two are on the cusp of emerging as forces within the conference. “I have been very pleased with how Kate and Kelly have come along in their first two years,” Farina stated. “I know Kate’s going to give me everything she has every time I pencil her in. Kelly was on three record-setting relay teams for us at the conference last year and just missed out on making the top-16 in the 100-fly. We are a very dangerous team when they are on their games.” Rounding out the junior class is Katie Riley (Newburgh, N.Y.), a standout from the diving board for the Pirates over the last two seasons. Riley made her second straight trip to the BIG EAST Championships, last season, competing in the one-meter, three-meter and platform events. From the one-meter distance, Riley placed 18th in the preliminary round, narrowly missing out on advancing to the final round. “Katie’s a big part of what we do as a team,” said Farina. “In dual meets, she scores some vital points from us. I think she is definitely going to be a factor at this year’s BIG EAST Championship after just falling outside the cut for the final last year. I think Katie and Gabby [Signorelli] complement each other very nicely and together they are a very capable duo.” Riley, Shuba, O’Connor and O’Keefe will serve as team captains for 2012-13. Sarah Dougherty (Waterford, N.Y.) and Megan Mostoller (Cheshire, Conn.) comprise the Pirates’ sophomore contingent. A pair of BIG EAST Championship qualifiers from a year ago, both Dougherty and Mostoller played integral roles for SHU in dual meets as freshmen, swimming to a number of top-five individual finishes. “I expect Sarah and Megan to continue improving,” Farina said. “They are a year more seasoned and with that experience under their belts, I think they will elevate their performance this year.” “I think we have a nice mix of talented upperclassmen and some freshmen who already to contribute immediately,” continued Farina. “I think we are going to surprise some people with how deep our team is. We don’t just have depth, we have quality depth at every position. I think we could have at least eight individual scorers at the BIG EAST Championship from this group.”

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SEASON PREVIEW A challenging schedule stands between the Pirates and the 2013 BIG EAST Championships, featuring showdowns with some familiar foes as well as conference rivals. The team will also swim in two in-season invitational-style events. Last season, the SHU women registered a 6-5 record in dual meet competition. The 2012-13 slate kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 16 when SHU hosts a head-to-head matchup with Montclair State. Other home dates include Providence (Sat, Nov. 3) and Marist on Saturday, Jan. 26, a meet that will serve as Senior Day for the Pirates. SHU will travel to take on Rider (Oct. 18), Iona (Oct. 30), Saint Peter’s (Nov. 9) in one-on-one matchups prior to their winter training trip to Puerto Rico. BIG EAST adversaries Villanova (Jan. 15) and Connecticut (Jan. 19) await the Pirates in head-to-head competition after the break. The schedule also includes a trip to Baltimore, Md. to swim against Drexel, Lafayette and hosts Loyola (MD) in a quad meet (Oct. 27). The Pirates will also take part in the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 15-17) and the Bucknell Invitational (Feb. 2) before closing the regular season with a tri-meet against Georgetown and Rutgers on Saturday, Feb. 9 in Piscataway. “We changed up our schedule a little bit this year,” said Farina. “It’s always a good meet when we swim against Rider and it serves as a barometer for us early in the season. We host Providence in our BIG EAST opener, a meet that we are very much looking forward to. The Patriot is a great event for us because it gives us a chance to rest the kids and give them a chance to hit some cuts in some different events. We’ll head to Puerto Rico in the winter and continue our training. In the second half of the year, we’ll really need to be on our game to beat teams like UConn, Villanova and Marist. UConn is a meet that gives the kids a good feel for what to expect at the conference championships, but we go up against a number of BIG EAST teams during that stretch which should be a good test for us.” Helping Farina guide the Pirates through the demanding schedule will be a pair of second-year assistants in Kara Lennon (’98) and diving coach P.J. Hughes (’10). Lennon and Hughes both previously competed for the Pirates and each joined the coaching staff prior to the 2011-12 season. “I think Kara and PJ both took a lot away from their first year,” said Farina. “They both competed here but it is different being on the other side. Now, they know what the competition is like and they know what they are up against. On the recruiting trail, they both worked extremely hard and their time and effort really paid off. They have learned a lot since coming on. As a staff, we continue to grow and I think that is a big part of moving forward as a program.” Another former Pirate, Andrew Le Blanc (’06), also returns to the program for his second season as volunteer assistant coach. Following the regular season, SHU will head to the Midwest for the conference championships. The 2013 BIG EAST Championships will be held at the IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. on Feb. 27Mar. 2. The Pirates will be looking to improve on last season’s 10th place team finish. “the BIG EAST meet is a week or so later than it usually is, giving us some extra time to prepare and focus,” Farina stated. “IUPUI is a very prestigious pool; it’s sort of like playing in the coliseum in Los Angeles. It’s also a very fast pool and serves as a great venue for a championship meet.” “This year we are looking for that second swim at BIG EAST,” continued Farina. “Qualifying is nice, but if we’re in a relay we want to set a record and in individual races, we’re looking to score. I know this team has the ability to get those things done for us.”

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2012-13 Seniors: Alie Zelenky, Andrea Shuba, Brenna O’Keefe and Marielle O’Connor

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MONTCLAIR STATE

RIDER

DREXEL

LAFAYETTE

Tuesday, October 16 • 5:00 p.m. South Orange, N.J.

Thursday, October 18 • 4:00 p.m. Lawrenceville, N.J.

Saturday, October 27 • 1:00 p.m. Baltimore, Md.

Saturday, October 27 • 1:00 p.m. Baltimore, Md.

Location ..........................Montclair, N.J. Founded .............................................1908 Enrollment .....................................14,383 Colors ...............................Red and White Nickname ............................... Red Hawks Conference.... New Jersey Athletic Conference Facility .Panzer Athletic Center Pool President ...................Dr. Susan A. Cole Athletic Director ..................Holly Gera Website ........... montclairathletics.com

Location ................. Lawrenceville, N.J. Founded .............................................1865 Enrollment ........................................5,489 Colors ................. Cranberry and White Nickname ....................................... Broncs Conference .....................................MAAC Facility .........Richard A. Coppola Pool President ......Dr. Mordechai Rozanski Athletic Director ..............Don Harnum Website .............................gobroncs.com

Location .................................Easton, Pa.

COACHING STAFF

COACHING STAFF

Location ...................... Philadelphia, Pa. Founded .............................................1891 Enrollment .....................................24,254 Colors................... Navy Blue and Gold Nickname .....................................Dragons Conference ................................. Colonial Facility..................................... Drexel Pool President ..............................John A. Fry Director of Athletics...Dr. Eric Zillmer Website....................drexeldragons.com COACHING STAFF

Head Coach .............Brian McLaughlin Alma Mater ...Central Connecticut, 1981 Years at School ................................... 24 2011-2012 Dual Record .............. 5-6

LOYOLA (MD.)

Head Coach .............Stephen Fletcher Alma Mater .....................Lafayette, ‘92 Years at School ................................... 12 Diving Coach .......................Eric Blevins 2011-2012 Dual Record ............... 2-8 Conference Finish .................... 2nd/10

IONA

Head Coach .................. Shawn Markey Alma Mater ............................Drexel, ‘01 Years at School ......................................3 Diving Coach........Kathryn Valladares 2011-2012 Dual Record .............. 2-7 Conference Finish..........................9th/9

Founded .............................................1826 Enrollment ........................................2,406 Colors .......................Maroon and White Nickname .................................. Leopards Conference.....................Patriot League Facility.......................... Ruef Natatorium President........................ Daniel H. Weiss Athletic Director...... Bruce McCutcheon Website.......................... goleopards.com COACHING STAFF

PROVIDENCE

Head Coach .....................James Dailey Alma Mater ..........SUNY-Cortland ‘89 Years at School ................................... 19 Diving Coach...............Cindy O’Donnell 2011-2012 Dual Record .............. 1-8 Conference Finish..........................6th/8

SAINT PETER’S

Saturday, October 27 • 1:00 p.m. Baltimore, Md.

Tuesday, October 30 • 5:00 p.m. New Rochelle, N.Y.

Saturday, November 3 • 2:00 p.m. South Orange, N.J.

Friday, November 9 • 4:00 p.m. Jersey City, N.J.

Location: ......................... Baltimore, Md. Founded: ............................................1852 Enrollment: .......................................6,531 Colors: ...........................Green and Grey Nickname: ........................... Greyhounds Conference: ....................................MAAC Facility: .....Mangione Aquatic Center President: ......... Rev. Brian F. Linnane Athletic Director: ...........Jim Paquette Website: .......... loyolagreyhounds.com

Location: ................ New Rochelle, N.Y. Founded: ............................................1940 Enrollment: .......................................3,415 Colors: ........................Maroon and Gold Nickname: ......................................... Gaels Conference: ....................................MAAC Facility: .................................. Hynes Pool President: ....................Dr. Joseph Nyre Athletic Director: .... Eugene Marshall Website: .................................icgaels.com

Location: ....................... Providence, R.I.

Founded: ............................................1917 Enrollment: .......................................3,938 Colors: ............ Black, White and Silver Nickname: .........................................Friars Conference: ............................ BIG EAST Facility: ....................Taylor Natatorium President: ......... Rev. Brian J. Shanley Athletic Director: ...Robert G. Driscoll Website: .................................... friars.com

Location: ....................Jersey City, N.J. Founded: ............................................1872 Enrollment: .......................................3,272 Colors: ............................ Blue and White Nickname: ................................. Peacocks Conference: ....................................MAAC Facility: .Yanitelli Recreational Center President: ...... Dr. Eugene Cornacchia Athletic Director: ...... Joseph Quinlan Website: .....saintpeterspeacocks.com

COACHING STAFF

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Head Coach: ...................Brian Loeffler Alma Mater: ..........................Loyola, ‘91 Years at School: .................................. 18 2011-2012 Dual Record................. 5-8 Conference Finish: .................... 3rd/10

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Head Coach: ...................Nick Cavataro Alma Mater: ................. Manhattan, ‘77 Years at School: .................................. 33 Diving Coach...............Robert Parrinelli 2011-2012 Dual Record................. 8-8 Conference Finish: .................... 4th/10

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Head Coach: .......................John O’Neill Alma Mater: ..................Springfield, ‘81 Years at School: .................................. 23 Diving Coach.................Newell Roberts 2011-2012 Dual Record................. 2-6 Conference Finish: ................. 11th/11

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Head Coach: ........Mohamed Abdelaal Alma Mater: .................Montclair State Years at School: .....................................3 2011-2012 Dual Record.................N/A Conference Finish: .................... 9th/10

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2012-13 OPPONENTS PATRIOT INVITATIONAL

VILLANOVA

CONNECTICUT

MARIST

November 15 - November 17 Fairfax, Va.

Tuesday, January 15 • 4:00 p.m. Philadelphia, Pa.

Saturday, January 19 • 1:00 p.m. Storrs, Conn.

Saturday, January 26 • 1:00 p.m. South Orange, N.J.

Hosts...........George Mason University Location .................................Fairfax, Va. Enrollment......................................32,562 Colors.............................Green and Gold Nickname........................................Patriots Conference................................... Colonial Facility....George Mason Aquatic Center President...................Dr. Angel Cabrera Athletic Director.... Thomas O’Connor Website.............................. gomason.com

Location ............................ Villanova, Pa. Founded .............................................1842 Enrollment ........................................6,240 Colors ............................. Blue and White Nickname .....................................Wildcats Conference ............................. BIG EAST Facility ........ Villanova Swim Complex President ....... Rev. Peter M. Donohue Athletic Director ..........Vince Nicastro Website ..............................villanova.com

Location .............................Storrs, Conn. Founded .............................................1881 Enrollment .....................................28,677 Colors........................... Navy and White Nickname ......................................Huskies Conference ............................. BIG EAST Facility.........Wolff-Zackin Natatorium President ....................Dr. Susan Herbst Director of Athletics.... Warde Manuel Website.....................uconnhuskies.com COACHING STAFF

Location ................ Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Founded .............................................1929 Enrollment ........................................4,547 Colors ...............................Red and White Nickname ................................ Red Foxes Conference.......................................MAAC Facility................... McCann Natatorium President.............Dr. Dennis J. Murray Athletic Director....................Tim Murray Website.......................... goredfoxes.com COACHING STAFF

SHU 2011-12 Finish.................. 4th/16

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BUCKNELL INVITATIONAL

Head Coach ..................... Rick Simpson Alma Mater .........................Rutgers, ‘90 Years at School ................................... 13 Diving Coach .........................Gary Elder 2011-2012 Dual Record ............... 6-6 Conference Finish ..................... 5th/11

GEORGETOWN

Head Coach .................... Bob Goldberg Alma Mater ............................Springfield Years at School ................................... 25 Diving Coach...............John Bransfield 2011-2012 Dual Record .............. 6-2 Conference Finish....................... 6th/11

Head Coach ............ Larry VanWagner Alma Mater ....................Springfield ‘74 Years at School ................................... 36 Diving Coach...............Melanie Bolstad 2011-2012 Dual Record ........... 11-1 Conference Finish....................... 1st/10

Saturday, February 2 • 10:00 a.m. Lewisburg, Pa.

Saturday, February 9 • 1:00 p.m. Piscataway, N.J.

Saturday, February 9 • 1:00 p.m. Piscataway, N.J.

RUTGERS

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

Hosts........................Bucknell University Location ..........................Lewisburg, Pa. Enrollment.........................................3,500 Colors..........................Orange and Navy Nickname............................................ Bison Conference.....................Patriot League Facility......................Kinney Natatorium President..........................John Bravman Athletic Director.................. John Hardt Website.....................bucknellbison.com

Location: ....................Washington, D.C. Founded: ............................................1789 Enrollment: ....................................15,831 Colors: ..............................Blue and Gray Nickname: ........................................Hoyas Conference: ............................ BIG EAST Facility: .......Albert G. McCarthy Pool President: .............Dr. John J. DeGioia Athletic Director: ................... Lee Reed Website: ............................. guhoyas.com

Location: .............New Brunswick, N.J. Founded: ............................................1766 Enrollment: ....................................42,327 Colors: ..............................................Scarlet Nickname: ..................... Scarlet Knights Conference: ............................ BIG EAST Facility: .......Rutgers Aquatics Center President: .................... Robert L. Barchi Athletic Director: .............Tim Pernetti Website: .................. scarletknights.com

Schools Participating (W).................. 11 Facility.........................IUPUI Natatorium Defending Champion (W).... Louisville 2011-12 SHU Finish.................. 9th/11

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Head Coach: .................... Jamie Holder Alma Mater: .................... Princeton, ‘00 Years at School: .....................................3 Diving Coach..................Michael Tober 2011-2012 Dual Record................. 1-6 Conference Finish: .................... 9th/11

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February 27 - March 2 Indianapolis, Ind.

Head Coach: ......................Phil Spiniello Alma Mater: .Franklin & Marshall, ‘03 Years at School: .....................................3 Diving Coach................. Fred Woodruff 2011-2012 Dual Record................. 9-2 Conference Finish: .................... 8th/11

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COACHING STAFF RON FARINA Head Coach 13th Season Rutgers 1993

Ron Farina enters his 13th season as head coach of the Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams and is coming off one of the most successful seasons of his tenure. Last year Seton Hall saw more than 85 percent of its swimmers qualify for BIG EAST Championship competition. The women re-wrote five school records while the men broke two, and posted a 9-2 dual meet record. Each program also took home a 12th consecutive CSCAA Team Scholar All-America Award, with the men ranking 12th in the entire nation in team GPA. The Pirates also produced 32 BIG EAST Academic All-Stars, pushing its total to 264 under Farina’s guidance. In 2010-11, senior Kevin Webster became the first student-athlete in program history to compete at the NCAA Championships. Farina also coached the men’s team to a sixth-place showing at the BIG EAST Championship, the highest in program history, while the women’s team came in ninth, its best finish since 2005. Webster also became the first swimmer in school history to be named Most Outstanding Male Swimmer at the BIG EAST Championships after winning the 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard backstroke conference titles. Webster is not the only Pirate to capture a BIG EAST title under Farina as Jack Leavitt (2005,100-Backstroke) also accomplished the feat. Since his hiring, Farina has brought a new level of commitment to the Pirate programs. Since the 2000-01 season, Farina’s swimmers have earned wins against BIG EAST rivals Georgetown, Rutgers, Syracuse, Providence and Villanova, recorded 15 NCAA consideration standards, over 40 Senior National qualifiers, three Olympic Trial qualifiers, and shattered over 50 school records. In 2008-09 he traveled to Atlanta with eight members of the men’s team to compete in the USA Swimming Short Course Nationals in which his Pirates broke six school records, a conference record, and placed eighth overall ahead of Big Ten power-house Indiana. Farina’s student-athletes have also performed well in the classroom, highlighted by 36 BIG EAST Academic All-Stars a year ago continuing the increasing trend from previous years. In 2005-06, Matt Miklius was named the Seton Hall Scholar Athlete of the Year, as was Matt Geiger in 2007-08. Finally, two athletes were named to the CoSida Academic All-District II Squad, with one earning ESPN the Magazine/CoSida Academic All-America honors. Farina, the fifth coach in the history of the Seton Hall program, served as an assistant coach at both Rutgers University and Virginia Tech University and also founded the Liner Aquatics Club. A 1993 Rutgers graduate, Farina was a six-time school record holder for the Scarlet Knights and later worked for four years as an assistant coach for his alma mater following graduation. During his time at Rutgers, Farina helped coach the men’s team to a

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COACHING STAFF second-place finish in the Atlantic-10 in 1994 as well as nine athletes to NCAA consideration standards and Senior National time cuts. Following his tenure at Rutgers, Farina went to Virginia Tech were he served as the assistant coach and recruiting coordinator during the 1997-98 season. During Farina’s time at Virginia Tech he served as the primary coach for the sprinters and mid-distance freestylers while helping lead the Virginia Tech women’s teamto a second-place finish in the Atlantic-10 Conference. In addition, Farina coached seven athletes to NCAAconsideration and Senior National standards. Later, as founder of the Liner Aquatics Club in Phillipsburg, NJ, Farina was in charge of all aspects of the USA Swimming organization, including administration, coaching, and training swimmers of all ages. At Rutgers, Farina set school records in the 100, 200, and 500-yard freestyle, the 200, 400, and 800-yard freestyle relay, and was a senior national qualifier from 1991-93 in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle. Farina graduated in 1993 with a multiple degree in English, history, and political science. He received a Masters Degree in Sports Management from East Stroudsburg University in 2003. Ron and his wife Amy currently reside in Easton, Pa. They have a daughter, Gianna, born March 19, 2002 and a son RJ, born February 26, 2004.

Farina, Ron Head Coach - Seton Hall

Coaching Experience:

Education:

• Head Coach, Seton Hall University

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J. • Received bachelor’s degree in English, history and political science in 1993

2000-Present (Record: (M) 88-37; (W) 70-75-1)

• Founder and Director, Liner Aquatics Club 1998-00 • Assistant Coach, Virginia Tech University 1997-98 • Assistant Coach, Rutgers University

East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pa. • Received master’s degree in sport management in 2003

1993-97

Collegiate Career:

THE FARINA FILE

Rutgers University - 1990-93 • Set Rutgers records in the 100, 200 and 500 yard freestyle • Part of Rutgers school record 200, 400 and 800-yard freestyle relay teams • Senior National qualifier in the 200 and 500- yard freestyle from 1991-93 • Ranked top-10 nationally in the 100, 200, 500 and 1,000-yard freestyle

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COACHING STAFF KARA LENNON

Assistant Coach Second Season 1998 Kara Lennon (‘98) returns to Seton Hall University for her second season as an assistant swimming & diving coach. Lennon’s coaching career includes a wealth of club and recreational experience. Most recently, she headed The Homestead at The Farms program in Mooresville, N.C. In this role, Lennon was in charge of 120 swimmers ages 5-18 and led her team to a third place finish in the league championship. No stranger to New Jersey, Lennon also has extensive local instructional experience. She has coached in East Hanover, the Kellogg Club in Morristown and Randolph, N.J. Lennon also has experience working with the Madison YMCA, USS and Club Program in New Jersey while providing private lessons for toddlers, high school students and adults training for triathlons. During her Pirate career, Lennon was a BIG EAST competitor in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle, as well as the 100-yard backstroke. She was also a member of the 200 and 400-yard freestyle relay teams. Prior to Seton Hall, Lennon was a nationally ranked swimmer for the Academy of St. Elizabeth in Madison, N.J. She captured an individual state title in the 50-yard freestyle and was a member of 200-yard freestyle and 200-yard medley state champion relay teams.

pj hughes

Diving Coach Second Season 2010 PJ Hughes joined the Seton Hall University swimming & diving staff in the fall of 2011 and is in his second season as the Pirates’ head men’s and women’s diving coach. During his first year overseeing the SHU diving program Hughes saw three student-athletes qualify for the BIG EAST Championships and freshman men’s diver Ben Mitchell set a new school record in the one-meter springboard (287.25). Hughes was a four-year letterwinner in diving at Seton Hall and was a multiple BIG EAST Championship qualifier. He served two years as a team captain for the Pirates and was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) from 2009-10. Prior to coming to Seton Hall, Hughes spent one season as the diving coach for York High School in York, N.Y., and also coached the York Middle School diving program in 2011. Hughes graduated from SHU in May 2010 with a degree in psychology and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in physical education at Hofstra University.

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COACHING STAFF andrew le blanc

Volunteer Assistant Coach Second Season 2006 Andrew Le Blanc joined the Seton Hall University men’s and women’s swimming & diving coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2011-12 season. A four-year member of the Seton Hall men’s swimming & diving teams, Le Blanc graduated from Seton Hall in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He went on to receive his Masters of Science in Experimental Psychology from Seton Hall in 2008. Le Blanc gained experience swimming the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly during his four years at Seton Hall, serving as a team captain during his senior season. Le Blanc has coached senior and national swim groups for the Summit Area YMCA since 2006 and is currently an adjunct faculty member for the Physical Therapy and Psychology departments at Seton Hall.

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2011-12 seton hall university women’s swimming & diving roster

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Hometown (Previous School)

Katie Adams Isabelle Alario Rae Congdon Sarah Dougherty Kate Dwyer Jane Ehret Kerrie Kolackovsky Gabi Levine Megan Mallon Kelly Markwell Leah Mayer Cora Meehan Kelly Miller Megan Mostoller Marielle O’Connor Brenna O’Keefe Katie Riley Alexa Santis Andrea Shuba Gabby Signorelli Alie Zelenky

Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Junior Junior Junior RS-Freshman Freshman Junior Freshman Freshman Freshman Sophomore Senior Senior Junior Freshman Senior Freshman Senior

Backstroke/Freestyle Freestyle Sprint/Butterfly Distance Freestyle Butterfly/Individual Medley Breaststroke/Freestyle Butterfly/Backstroke Breaststroke Sprint/Butterfly Distance Backstroke/Freestyle Butterfly/Backstroke Breaststroke/Sprint Backstroke Distance/Butterfly Diving Backstroke/Freestyle Backstroke/Individual Medley Diving Breaststroke/Sprint

Linwood, N.J. (Mainland Regional) Hermosa Beach, Calif. (Notre Dame Academy) Ottawa, Ontario (John McCrae Secondary) Waterford, N.Y. Freehold, N.J. (Freehold) Florida, N.Y. (Gardner (Mass.)) Franklin Square, N.Y. (H. Frank Carey) Garwood, N.J. (St. Bonaventure University) Glen Mills, Pa. (Garnet Valley) Old Bridge, N.J. (Red Bank Catholic) London, Ontario (St. Thomas Aquinas) Noblesville, Ind. (Noblesville) State College, Pa. (State College Area) Cheshire, Conn. (Cheshire) Allentown, Pa. (Parkland) Hyde Park, N.Y. (Franklin D. Roosevelt) Newburgh, N.Y. (Our Lady of Lourdes) Ijamsville, Md. (Urbana) Pittsburgh, Pa. (Plum) Massapequa, N.Y. (Massapequa) Mechanicsburg, Pa. (Mechanicsburg)

BY CLASS

Denotes 2012-13 Captain

BY STATE/COUNTRY New York................................................ 6

(Dougherty, Ehret, Kolackovsky, O’Keefe, Riley, Signorelli)

Pennsylvania......................................... 5 (Mallon, Miller, O’Connor, Shuba, Zelenky) New Jersey........................................... 4 (Adams, Dwyer, Levine, Markwell) Canada.....................................................2 (Congdon, Mayer) California.................................................1 (Alario)

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Seniors............................................................................. 4

Connecticut........................................... 1 (Mostoller) Indiana......................................................1 (Meehan) Maryland................................................. 1 (Santis)

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Juniors............................................................................. 5 Sophomores................................................................... 2 Freshmen......................................................................10

BY POSITION Free.................................................................................13 Back.................................................................................. 7 Fly...................................................................................... 6 Breast............................................................................... 4 Diving................................................................................ 2 IM....................................................................................... 2

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2012-13 PIRATES marielle o’connor

Senior Backstroke Allentown, Pa. • Parkland 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Member of school-record breaking 200-yard freestyle (1:37.19) and 400yard medley (3:50.66) relay teams at BIG EAST Championship... Posted automatic conference championship qualifying times in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke and provisional qualifying marks in the 50-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual medley... Set new personal records in the 100-yard backstroke (58.37) and 200-yard backstroke (2:10.74) at the BIG EAST Championship... Compiled five top-five finishes on the year... Was the runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke at Montclair State (12/5)... Came in fourth in the 200-yard backstroke and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke against Connecticut (1/21). 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Finished fifth in the 1000-yard freestyle at Iona (11/2)... Placed fifth in the 100-yard backstroke against Saint Peter’s (11/12)... BIG EAST Academic All-Star

CAREER BEST TIMES

2009-10: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Earned a first place score in a time trial in the 100-yard backstroke at the Patriot Invitational (11/20)... Picked up a third place score in the 200-yard individual medley at Marist (1/30)... A BIG EAST Aca- 100-Back...........................58.37 demic All-Star. 200-Back.......................2:10.74 High School/Personal: Captain of the swim team senior year... Four-year letterwinner in swimming and volleyball... Two-time state qualifier in swimming and a fourtime district qualifier... Was on the volleyball team when they won the conference championship and held the number one ranking in the state... Swam for the parkland Aquatic Club and Orchard View Swim Club for 10 seasons, and coached the Orchard View club for the past three seasons... Major is Psychology... Born July 3, 1991.

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2012-13 PIRATES brenna o’keefe

Senior Distance Freestyle/Butterfly Hyde Park, N.Y. • Franklin D. Roosevelt 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Posted BIG EAST Championship automatic qualifying times in the 500-yard freestyle, 1,650-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard butterfly... Submitted a season-best time of 2:10.75 in the 200-yard butterfly at the BIG EAST meet... Swam to four season-best times at the Patriot Invitational, including 5:11.48 in the 500-yard freestyle, 17:42.73 in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 59.14 in the 100-yard butterfly... Finished the season with 15 top-five finishes and an event win in the 800-meter freestyle at Providence College (11/5)... Was the runner-up in the 400-meter freestyle at Providence College (11/5) and picked up another second-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly against Iona (11/1). 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Swam to a third place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle at Rider (10/22)... Finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle at Loyola (10/30)... Recorded a second place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle and a third place finish in the 100-yard butterfly at Iona (11/2)... Picked up a first place score in the 1,000-yard freestyle and a third place score in the 200-yard butterfly against Providence (11/6)... Added a fourth place finish in the 200-yard freestyle to a second place time in the 200-yard butterfly against St. Peter’s (11/12)... Recorded a 12th place finish in the 200-yard butterfly at the Patriot Invitational (11/19)... Finished second in the 1,000-yard freestyle against Montclair State (12/6)... CAREER BEST TIMES Swam to a third place finish in the 500-yard freestyle at Villanova (1/18)... Finished with a third place time in the 1,000-yard freestyle and a fourth place time in the 200-yard butterfly at Connecticut (1/22)... Recorded a second place time in the 1,000-yard freestyle against Marist (1/29)... Finished 23rd in the mile at the BIG EAST Championships... 500-Free........................5:09.48

1,650-Free................. 17:42.73

2009-10: BIG EAST Championship qualifier...Recorded a second place time in the 100-yard but 100-Fly...............................58.61 terfly and a third place time in the 200-yard butterfly against Rider (10/23)... Finished first in the 200-yard individual medley, second in the 200-yard butterfly, and third in the 100-yard butterfly 200-Fly...........................2:07.49 at Loyola (10/31)... Earned first place times in the 400-yard individual medley and 100-yard butterfly events against Iona (11/3)... Recorded a fourth place time in the 200-yard butterfly at the Patriot Invitational (11/20)... Picked up first place in the 200yard butterfly, second place in the 100-yard butterfly, and third place in the 500-yard freestyle at Marist (1/30)... One of four members on the school record breaking 200 and 400-yard medley relays at the BIG EAST Championships (2/17)... A BIG EAST Academic All-Star. High School/Personal: Captain of the swim team senior year... Threetime state qualifier and sectional finalist... Named Poughkeepsie Journal Swimmer of the Year in 2007... Completed high school as the school record holder in the 200, 400, and 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, and 100-yard butterfly, while teaming up to hold the record in the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay... Biology major... Born Apr. 25, 1991.

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2012-13 PIRATES andrea shuba

Senior Backstroke/Individual Medley Pittsburgh, Pa. • Plum 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Set a new school record in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.87... Tied for the team lead by meeting BIG EAST Championship automatic qualifying standards in six events... Competed in the 200-yard backstroke and 200-yard individual medley at the conference championship meet... Also posted automatic BIG EAST times in the 100-yard freestyle (54.59), the 100-yard backstroke (57.87), the 100-yard butterfly (58.11) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:42.16)... Set a new personal record of 2:08.68 in the 200-yard individual medley at the Patriot Invitational (11/17)... Posted a total of 18 top-five finishes and six individual wins over the course of the season... Finished first in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke against Rider (10/20)... Placed fifth in the 200-yard backstroke and the 200-yard individual medley at the Patriot Invitational (11/18)... Won the 200-yard backstroke and was the runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke against Connecticut (1/21)... Won the 100-meter backstroke and 200-meter backstroke at Providence College (11/5). 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Swam to a second place finish in the 200-yard backstroke and third place finishes in the 100-yard backstroke and 400-yard individual medley at Rider (10/22)... Finished first in the 200-yard backstroke, second in the 200-yard individual medley, and third in the 100-yard backstroke at Loyola (10/30)... Recorded first place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke at Iona (11/2)... Earned first place times in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke against Providence (11/6)... Picked up a first place finish in the 100-yard backstroke against St. Peter’s CAREER BEST TIMES (11/12)... Swam to a first place finish in the 200-yard individual medley and a second place finish in the 100-yard freestyle against Montclair State (12/6)... Recorded third place times in the 100 and 200-yard backstroke at Villanova (1/18)... Earned a second place time in the 200-yard backstroke and a third place time in the 100-yard backstroke at Connecticut (1/22)... Swam to a second place finish in the 100-Back........................57.87^ 200-yard backstroke and a third place finish in the 100-yard backstroke against Marist (1/29)... Broke 200-Back...................... 2:04.47 the school record in the 100-yard backstroke at the BIG EAST Championships...BIG EAST Academic 200-IM.............................2:08.68 All-Star

400-IM.............................4:36.04

2009-10: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Broke the school record in the 200-yard backstroke... Finished with a first place time in the 200-yard freestyle against Howard (10/16)... Picked up a second ^School Record place time in the 200-yard backstroke and a third place time in the 100-yard butterfly against Rider (10/23)... Earned a second place time in the 200-yard backstroke, a fifth place time in the 100-yard backstroke, and a seventh place time in the 200-yard individual medley at the Patriot Invitational (11/20)... Recorded a top time in the 200-yard backstroke and second place finish in the 100-yard backstroke against Connecticut (1/24)... Picked up a second place time in the 200-yard backstroke and third place in the 100-yard backstroke at Marist (1/30)... One of four members on the school’s record-breaking 200 and 400-yard medley relays at the BIG EAST Championships (2/17)... A BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

High School/Personal: Completed high school as the school record holder in the 100-yard butterfly... Has been a member of the Sectional Team since 2005, and swam for the Junior National Team in 2005... Member of the Fox Chapel Killer Whales club team that earned first place in the 2009 shortcourse sectionals and a Bronze Medal at USA Swimming... Diplomacy major... Born Sept. 26, 1990.

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2012-13 PIRATES alie zelenky

Senior Breaststroke/Sprint Freestyle Mechanicsburg, Pa. • Mechanicsburg 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Set a new school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay of 1:37.19 at the 2012 BIG EAST Championship... Member of the Pirates’ season-best 400-yard freestyle relay team which posted a time of 3:33.97 at the BIG EAST meet... Set new personal records in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.59) and the 100-yard freestyle (54.81) at the BIG EAST Championship... Posted BIG EAST automatic qualifying standards in the 50-yard freestyle, the 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke... Submitted a season-best time of 24.81 in the 50-yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational (11/17)... Tallied a total of 11 top-five finishes throughout the season... Finished third in the 50-yard free against Rider (10/20) and Marist (1/28)... Had a third-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle at Montclair State (12/5). 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Recorded a second place finish in the 50-yard freestyle at Iona (11/2)... Picked up second place times in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle against Providence (11/6)... Swam to a third place time in the 50-yard freestyle against Marist (1/29)...BIG EAST Academic All-Star

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2009-10: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Recorded 13 top five finishes... Finish with a second place time in the 50-yard freestyle and a fourth place time in the 100-yard breast- 50-Free...............................24.81 stroke against Howard (10/16)... Earned third place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-Free............................54.81 100-yard freestyle and a fourth place finish in the 50-yard freestyle against Rider (10/23)... 100-Breast....................1:08.59 Picked up a third place score in the 50-yard freestyle and a fourth place score in 100-yard 200-Breast....................2:32.52 freestyle against Iona (11/3)... Recorded a fourth place time in the 50-yard freestyle and a fifth place time in the 100-yard freestyle against Villanova (1/19)... Earned a fourth place finish in the 50-yard freestyle and a fifth place finish in the 100yard freestyle against Connecticut (1/24)... Picked up fourth place times in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle at Marist (1/30)... A BIG EAST Academic All-Star. High School/Personal: Captain of the swim team senior year... Led her team to undefeated seasons junior and senior season... Competed in states all four years and has been a member of the National Team for six years... Placed as high as 10th at States and 11th at the YMCA Nationals... Graduated with the school record in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle and the 100-yard breaststroke... In addition to swimming, played three years as a forward in soccer, two seasons of tennis and cross country, and one year of track... Social and Behavioral Sciences major... Born Oct. 29, 1990.

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2012-13 PIRATES kate dwyer

Junior Freestyle Freehold, N.J. • Freehold Township 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Set three automatic BIG EAST Championship qualifying times at the Patriot Invitational with a new personal record in all three events: 54.71 in the 100-yard freestyle, 1:57.85 in the 200yard freestyle and 5:13.52 in the 500-yard freestyle... Also set a new personal record of 25.79 in the 50-yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational... Competed in the 100, 200 and 500-yard freestyle at the BIG EAST Championships... Tallied a total of 16 top-five finishes and three individual event victories on the season... Won the 100-yard freestyle 200yard freestyle at Montclair State (12/5)... Also picked up a victory in the 200-yard freestyle against Iona (11/1)... Was the runner-up in the 100-yard freestyle and the 500-yard freestyle against the Gaels (11/1)... Finished third in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle races against Marist (1/28). 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Earned a third place time in the 500yard freestyle at Rider (10/22)... Recorded second place times in the 200-yard freestyle at Iona (11/2)... Finished with a first place time in the 200-yard freestyle CAREER BEST TIMES against Providence (11/6)... Swam to second place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard freestyle against St. Peter’s (11/12)... Earned third place finishes in the 100 and 1,000-yard freestyle events against Montclair State (12/6)... Recorded a third place 100-Free............................51.77 time in the 200-yard freestyle against Marist (1/29)...BIG EAST Academic All-Star 200-Free........................1:54.72 500-Free........................5:13.52 High School/Personal: Captain of the swim team senior year... Four-year varsity swimmer and three-time MVP... Was named to the Shore Conference B Team... Graduated with the school records in the 200 and 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and is a member of the 200 and 400yard freestyle relay team... Swam in the Shore Conference and Monmouth County Tournaments, and the YMCA Short Course Nationals... Has been a member of the Monmouth Height Swim Team for 13 years and the YWMC Swim Team for 11 years... Elementary and Special Education major...Born Mar. 4, 1992.

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2012-13 PIRATES jane ehret

Junior Butterfly/Individual Medley Florida, N.Y. • Gardner (Mass.) 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Tied for the team lead with automatic qualifying for the BIG EAST Championship in six events... Competed in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly and the 400-yard individual medley at the BIG EAST Championship... Finished 18th in the 200-fly preliminaries (2:04.49) and 19th in the 400-IM prelims (4:34.19) at the BIG EAST meet... Swam the 400-meter individual medley (5:06.36) and the 200-meter butterfly (2:19.57) at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals on Dec. 1-3... Led the Pirates with 2011-12 program-best times in the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.96) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:28.37)... Finished the season with 17 first-place finishes and a total of 22 top-five swims... Won the 500-free, 1,000-free and 200-fly against Iona (11/1)... Finished first in the 500-yard freestyle and 1,000-yard freestyle at Montclair State (12/5)... Was the runner-up in the 400-yard individual medley at the Patriot Invitational (11/18)... Swam a U.S. Olympic qualifier time trial of 2:20.20 in the 200-meter butterfly at the LCM Invitational (2/23). 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Recorded 15 first place finishes... Swam to three first place times in her first collegiate meet earning them in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley at Rider (10/22)... Earned three first place times in the CAREER BEST TIMES 100 and 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard individual medley at Loyola (10/30)... Recorded first place times in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly at Iona (11/2)... Finished with a first place score in the 200-yard butterfly against Providence (11/6)... Picked up a first place time in the 100-Fly...............................57.02 200-yard butterfly against St. Peter’s (11/12)... Swam to a fifth place time in the 200-yard 200-Fly...........................2:02.42 butterfly, a 13th place time in the 200-yard individual medley, and a seventh place time in 200-IM.............................2:09.64 the 400-yard individual medley at the Patriot Invitational (11/19)... Recorded a first place time in the 1,000-yard freestyle against Montclair State (12/6)... Finished with a first place time in 400-IM............................ 4:23.41 the 100-yard butterfly and second place times in the 200-yard butterfly and 400-yard individual medley at Villanova (1/18)... Swam to a second place finish in the 200-yard butterfly at School Record Connecticut (1/22)... Recorded first place times in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly and a second place time in the 200-yard individual medley against Marist (1/29)... Broke the school record in the 400yard individual medley at the BIG EAST Championships... Finished third in the 200-yard individual medley at the ECAC Championships... High School/Personal: Captain of swim team senior year... A threetime State Champion in the 200-yard individual medley, 400-yard freestyle relay, and 200-yard medley relay... Named a Scholastic All-American and Senior National Qualifier... Helped lead her team to the Division I Massachusetts States Title senior year, their 16th title in 17 years... Became a New England Champion in the 200-meter butterfly... Swam for the Aqua Gems Swim Club for 12 years and currently swims for the Greenwood Swim Club since 2008... A pre-med biology major... Born Mar. 3, 1992.

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2012-13 PIRATES kerrie kolackovsky

Junior Breaststroke/Freestyle Franklin Square, N.Y. • H. Frank Carey 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Set a new school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:55.80 at the Patriot Invitational (11/19)... Member of school-record breaking 200-medley (1:45.23) and 400-medley (3:50.66) relay teams at BIG EAST Championships... Named the BIG EAST Women’s Swimming Athlete of the Week on Nov. 22... Tied for the team lead with automatic BIG EAST qualifying marks in six events... Finished 18th in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the BIG EAST meet... Set season-best times in the 100-yard freestyle (52.83) and 200-yard freestyle (1:52.74) during relay legs at the BIG EAST Championships... Swam Olympic qualifier time trials in the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke at the USA Swimming Winter Nationals on Dec. 1-3... Also attempted Olympic Qualifier trials at the LCM Invitational (2/23)... Concluded the season with 13 first-place swims and 25 top-four finishes... Finished fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke and ninth in the 500-yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational... Won the 400-freestyle, 100-breaststroke and 200-breaststroke at Providence College (11/5). 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Broke seven school records while swimming to 21 first place finishes... Recorded three first place times in her first collegiate meet earning them in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke and 500-yard freestyle at Rider (10/22)... Ended with three first place times in the 100 and 200-yard CAREER BEST TIMES breaststroke and 500-yard freestyle at Loyola (10/30)...Set new Seton Hall record in the 100-yard breaststroke at Loyola (10/30)... Picked up first place times in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke and in the 500-yard freestyle at Iona (11/2)... Earned top times in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke against Providence (11/6)... Swam to first place times in the 1,000-yard freestyle and in the 500-Free........................5:00.74 100-yard breaststroke against St. Peter’s (11/12)... Recorded a first place score in the 200-yard 1,650-Free................ 16:55.80 breaststroke and fourth place times in the 500-yard freestyle and the mile at the Patriot Invita 100-Breast................... 1:04.74 tional (11/19)... Broke her own record in the 100-yard breaststroke and broke the school record in the 200-yard breaststroke during the Patriot Invitational... Swam to first place finishes in the 50 200-Breast................... 2:18.43 and 100-yard freestyle events against Montclair State (12/6)... Earned a first place finish in the 200-yard breaststroke, a second place finish in the 500-yard freestyle, and a third place finish in School Record the 100-yard breaststroke at Villanova (1/18)... Ended with a top time in the 200-yard breaststroke and second place finishes in the 100yard breaststroke and 500-yard freestyle at Connecticut (1/22)... Broke her own school record in the 100-yard breaststroke while recorded first place times in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke and a second place time in the 500-yard freestyle against Marist (1/29)... Broke the school record in the 100-yard breaststroke at the BIG EAST Championships... Broke school records in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the ECAC Championships...BIG EAST Academic All-Star High School/ Personal: Captain of her swim team for two years... Was a three-time All-American, four-time county champion, five-time All-State honoree, and a State Champion... Graduated as a Nassau County record holder in the 100-yard backstroke... Earned two Nassau County Athletic MVP awards... Swam for the Express Swimming Club for two years where she earned MVP honors and was named Unsung Hero of club... Older sister Jessica swam for the Pirates while sister Melissa swam for St. John’s... Pre-Major Studies... Born Sept. 8, 1992.

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2012-13 PIRATES kelly markwell

Junior Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly Old Bridge, N.J. • Red Bank Catholic 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Was a member of three school-record setting relay teams at the BIG EAST Championship... Swam on the Pirates’ school-record breaking 200-yard freestyle (1:37.19), 200-yard medley (1:45.23) and 400-yard medley (3:50.66) relay teams... Posted automatic BIG EAST qualifying marks in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 and 200-yard butterfly... Placed 25th in the 100-yard butterfly at the BIG EAST Championship, posting a new personal best time of 57.16... Also came in 25th in the 200-yard butterfly at the conference meet... Set a new personal record in the 50-yard freestyle (24.75) at the BIG EAST meet... Ended the season with one first-place finish and 16 top-five swims... Won the 100-yard butterfly (59.49) at against Iona (11/1)... Was the runner-up in the 100 and 200-meter butterfly at Providence College (11/5)... Placed sixth in the 100-butterfly and 10th in the 200-butterfly at the Patriot Invitational. 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Finished with a third place time in the 100-yard butterfly at Rider (10/22)... Recorded third place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly at Loyola (10/30)... Earned second place finishes in the 100 and 200-yard butterfly at Iona (11/2)... Swam to a second place time in the 200-yard butterfly against Providence (11/6)... Recorded a second place time in the 50-yard freestyle against St. Peter’s (11/12)... Finished with an 11th place time in the 200yard butterfly at the Patriot Invitational (11/19)... Swam to a first place time in the 100-yard butterfly against Montclair State (12/6)... Recorded a third place time in the 100-yard butterfly at Connecticut (1/22)... Finished second in the 100-yard butterfly and third in the 200-yard butterfly against Marist (1/29)...

CAREER BEST TIMES 50-Free...............................24.75 100-Free............................56.88 100-Fly...............................57.16 200-Fly...........................2:08.14

High School/Personal: Captain of swim team her senior year... Monmouth County Champion in the 100-yard butterfly... Three-time All-Shore First Team honoree and a four-time National Qualifier... Member of her high school team that won four Monmouth County and Shore Conference Championships... Graduated as school record holder in the 100-yard butterfly and a member of the 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay school record teams... Swam for the Red Bank YMCA Club Team for nine years where she earned six State Qualifying times... Pre-Major Studies... Born Dec. 26, 1991.

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2012-13 PIRATES katie riley

Junior Diving Newburgh, N.Y. • Our Lady

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2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Posted BIG EAST automatic qualifying scores in the one-meter and three-meter springboards... Finished 25th in the one-meter springboard preliminaries at the BIG EAST meet and 18th in the three-meter prelims... Recorded a season-best score of 242.25 to go along with a first-place finish in the threemeter against Rider (10/20)... Notched a season-best tally of 237.98 in the one-meter against Montclair State (12/5)... Finished first in the one-meter against Rider (10/20) and in a tri-meet with Lafayette and Loyola (Md.) (10/29)... Was the runner-up in the three-meter against Lafayette and Loyola (Md.) and again at Marist (1/28). 2010-11: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Recorded a second place score in the 1-meter diving event at Rider (10/22)... Recorded a fourth place finish in the 3-meter event at Loyola (10/30)... Dove to a first place score in the 1-meter event at Iona (11/2)... Finished third in the 1-meter event against Providence (11/6)... Dove to second place scores in the 1 and 3-meter events against St. Peter’s (11/12)... Recorded an eighth place score in the 1-meter event at the Patriot CAREER BEST SCORES Invitational (11/19)... Finished second in the 1-meter event and third in the 3-meter event against Montclair State (12/6)...BIG EAST Academic All-Star 1-Meter............................246.45 High School/Personal: Captain of swimming and diving team her senior year... Be- 3-Meter............................243.83 came first ever diver in her high school history to qualify for the State Championships... Two-time All-State and All-Section Team honoree... Placed second at the Divisionals and Sectionals during her junior and senior seasons... Graduated with her high school’s record in both six and 11 dive events... Three-time Scholar Athlete... Dives for the West Point Club Team... In addition for diving, ran track for one season... Nursing major... Born June 29, 1992.

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Sophomore Distance Freestyle Waterford, N.Y. • Albany Starfish (Club) 2011-12: BIG EAST Championship qualifier... Posted an automatic BIG EAST Championship time of 2:11.34 in the 200-yard butterfly at the Patriot Invitational (11/19)... Competed in the 200-yard butterfly, 500-yard freestyle and 100-yard butterfly at BIG EAST Championships... Swam a new personal best time of 5:21.78 in the 500-yard freestyle at the BIG EAST meet... Set a new personal record of 2:04.19 in the 200-yard freestyle against Lafayette and Loyola (Md.) (10/29)... Had a total of 12 top-five finishes in individual swims... Finished second in the 100-yard butterfly at Montclair State (12/5)... Came in fourth in the 1,000-yard freestyle against Rider (10/20) and Villanova (1/17)... Other season-best times included 11:05.64 in the 1,000-yard freestyle (11/12), 18:36.99 in the 1,650-yard freestyle (11/19) and 1:01.75 in the 100-yard butterfly (1:01.75)

CAREER BEST TIMES 500-Free........................5:21.78 1,650-Free................. 18:36.99

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2012-13 PIRATES megan mostoller

Sophomore Breaststroke/Sprint Freestyle Cheshire, Conn. • Cheshire 2011-12: BIG EAST Championships qualifier... Posted an automatic BIG EAST Championship time in the 400-yard individual medley and provisional conference championship qualifiers in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley... Competed in the 200-breaststroke and 200 and 400-yard individual medley preliminaries at the BIG EAST Championship, posting a new personal record in the 200-breaststroke (2:26.22)... Other personal best times included 26.43 in the 50-yard freestyle and 1:09.64 in the 100-yard breaststroke... Finished the year with five top-five finishes... Was the runner-up in the 500-yard freestyle at Montclair State (12/5) and the 1000-yard freestyle against Iona (11/1)... Came in fourth in the 50-yard freestyle at Montclair State (12/5) and at Marist (1/28).

CAREER BEST TIMES 50-Free...............................26.43 100-Breast....................1:09.64 200-Breast....................2:26.22

gabi levine

RS-Freshman Butterfly/Backstroke Garwood, N.J. • St. Bonaventure University High School/Personal: A local-product out of Garwood, N.J. who joined the Pirates after one year at St. Bonaventure University...Previously attended Arthur L. Johnson High School where she was a four-year member of the varsity swim team...Named Third Team All-County in the 100-Fly (2009) and First Team All-County in the 100-Back (2010)...A New Jersey Swimming Long Course Meter record holder in the 200-Free relay...A two-time USA Swimming Scholastic AllAmerican (09-10, 10-11)...Political Science major...Born Sept. 3, 1993.

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2012-13 PIRATES katie adams

Freshman Backstroke/Freestyle Linwood, N.J. • Mainland Regional High School/Personal: Linwood, N.J. native who swam for four years as part of the varsity team at Mainland Regional High School...Served as team captain during junior and senior seasons...First Team Cape-Atlantic League (CAL) All-Star each year from 2009-12...Member of medley relay team that holds school record...Team won three CAL division titles and advanced to South Jersey finals in 2011 and 2012...Extensive club experience with EHT Seahawks...National Honor Society member who graduated in the top 10 percent of her class...Nursing major...Born Feb. 13, 1994.

isabelle alario

Freshman Freestyle Hermosa Beach, Calif. • Notre Dame Academy High School/Personal: Member of varsity swim team all four years at Notre Dame Academy in West Los Angeles... Also played varsity soccer and ran cross country...Served as swim team captain for one year...A First Team All-League performer in 2011 and 2012...Holds school’s 50-Free record and was part of fastest 200-Free relay team in school history...Born May 20, 1994.

Rae Congdon

Freshman Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly Ottawa, Ontario • John McCrae Secondary School High School/Personal: Native of Ottawa, Ontario who attended Glebe Collegiate Institute and John McCrae Secondary School prior to Seton Hall...Competed for Greater Ottawa Kingfish Swim Club for six years, earning team MVP honors three times...Captured two Provincial Top-8 awards and owns several club records from her time at GO Kingfish...Most recently competed for Nepean Kanata Barracudas Swim Club (2009-2012) where she swam her way to a spot on the club’s all-time top-10 list...A national finalist in her age group, she is also an Ontario Provincial medalist who was named to two Ontario Summer Games teams... A recipient of the Ontario Scholar Award...Graphic Design major...Born Aug. 11, 1994.

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2012-13 PIRATES megan mallon

Freshman Breaststroke Glen Mills, Pa. • Garnet Valley High School/Personal: Attended Garnet Valley High School where she was a member of the varsity swim squad for four years...A four-time All-League and three-time All-County performer...Received All-Satate honors and All-American consideration as a junior... Graduated holding school records in the 100-Breast and the 200-Medley butterfly split...Twice qualified for state championship meet while appearing at district and league championships all four years...Received school’s Outstanding Athletic Achievement Award in 2012, Ambassador Award in 2010 and 2011 and was named Newcomer of the Year in 2009...2008 Junior Olympian in the breaststroke...Spent 13 years competing for High Point Swim Club...AP Scholar...Criminal Justice major...Born Nov. 3, 1993.

leah mayer

Freshman Distance Freestyle London, Ontario • St. Thomas Aquinas High School/Personal: Native of London, Ontario who attended St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School...Swam for London Aquatic Club from 2009-2012...Nursing major...Born Jun. 3, 1994.

cora meehan

Freshman Backstroke/Freestyle Noblesville, Ind. • Noblesville High School/Personal: Four year varsity team member at Noblesville High School...2011-12 NISCA All-American in 200-Medley relay...Academic All-State selection as a senior...School record holder in 100-Back...Helped team to 12th place finish at state championships in 2012...Also competed for Noblesville Swim Club...Lettered in volleyball, earning All-Conference honors during her only season...Member of the National Honor Society...Majoring in biology...Born Sept. 3, 1993.

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2012-13 PIRATES kelly miller

Freshman Butterfly/Backstroke State College, Pa. • State College Area High School/Personal: Four-year letterwinner at State College Area High School...Competed in the backstroke and butterfly...Spent 10 years as part of the State College Area YMCA swim team...Diplomacy major...Born Jun. 2, 1994.

alexa santis

Freshman Backstroke/Freestyle Ijamsville, Md. • Urbana High School/Personal: Attended Urbana High School in Frederick, Md. where she swam three years at the varsity level...Twice captured the Maryland 4A/3A state title in the 100-Back (2010 and 2011)...Part of 400-Free relay teams that won at state championships in 2009 and 2010...Helped set school’s 400-Free relay record in 2011...NCSA Junior National Championship qualifier in 200-Back...Swam for Monocacy Aquatic Club for 10 years...A 2011 Scholastic AllAmerican...Member of National Honor Society...Also a member of math and science national honor societies...Biology major...Born May 31, 1994.

gabby signorelli

Freshman Diving Massapequa, N.Y. • Massapequa High School/Personal: Earned three varsity letters in swimming & diving at Massapequa High School and served as team captain her senior year...In 2012, she dove her way to a division championship, a second-place finish at the county meet and fifth-place score at the state championship...Racked up All-Division, All-County and All-Long Island honors during her career...Posted highest 6 dive and 11 dive scores in school history...Also part of fastest 200-Free and 400-Free relay teams in MHS history...Helped team to undefeated season and conference championship in 2011... Also lettered in gymnastics...Mathematics major...Born Oct. 6, 1994

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2011-12 RESULTS

A LOOK BACK: 2011-12 IN REVIEW meet recaps OCTOBER 20, 2011- DUAL MEET

OCTOBER 29, 2011- TRI MEET

South Orange, N.J.

SETON HALL - 165

OVERALL RECORD: 1-0

RIDER - 126

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The Seton Hall women’s swimming and diving team rolled past Rider 165-126 in their season opener Thursday night. Sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) took home three victories, placing first in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke and the 500-yard freestyle. In her breastroke wins, Kolackovsky was immediately followed at the wall by teammates Kaley Swider (Galloway, N.J.) and freshman Samantha Granan (Hyde Park, N.Y.) who finished second and third respectively in both instances. Junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.) notched wins in both the 100 and 200-yard backstroke. Senior Marilyn Purvis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) also scored for the Pirates in these events, finishing third in the 200 and fourth in the 100. Senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) was the third Pirate to score multiple victories on the night. Virgilio eclipsed the field in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle. Junior Alie Zelenky (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) a strong presence for SHU in these events as well, finishing third and fourth respectively. Sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) set the pace in the 200-yard butterfly, notching one of eight individuals wins for Seton Hall. Her classmate Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) tallied a fourth place finish and junior Brenna O’Keefe (Hyde Park, N.Y.) finished just behind her in fifth to round out the Pirates’ scoring in the event. Markwell and Ehret would later record second and third place finishes in the 100-yard butterfly. Ehret also posted the top time in 200-yard Individual Medley. Two Seton Hall relay teams topped the field in the 200-yard Medley with the team of Shuba, Kolackovsky, Ehret, and Virgilio followed closely by the quartet of Purvis, Swider, Markwell and Zelenky. The Seton Hall women’s diving team dove unopposed and was led by sophomore Katie Riley (Newburgh, N.Y.) in both the 1 meter and 3 meter diving events. Ehret, Granan, Kolackovsky, Markwell, Purvis, Riley, Shuba, Swider, and Virgilio all secured spots in the BIG EAST Championships by recording qualifying times.

Baltimore, Md.

SETON HALL - 161

seton hall - 191

LOYOLA (Md.) - 139

LAFAYETTE - 109

OVERALL RECORD: 3-0

BALTIMORE, MD. – The Seton Hall women’s swimming & diving team was in action on Saturday, going up against Lafayette and hosts Loyola (MD). On the women’s side, Seton Hall defeated Lafayette 191-109 and downed Loyola 161-139 to remain unbeaten on the young season. Sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) took home wins in the 500 and 1000-yard freestyles as well as the 100-yard breaststroke. For the second straight meet, Kolackovsky was immediately followed to the wall by Kaley Swider (Galloway, N.J.) and freshman Samantha Granan (Hyde Park, N.Y.) in the 100-yard breaststroke to round out the top-three finishers. Swider again finished second in the 200-yard backstroke with Granan close behind in fourth. Sophomores Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) and Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) surpassed the field in both the 100 and 200-yard butterfly events to record first and second place times for the Pirates. Junior Brenna O’Keefe (Hyde Park, N.Y.) also had a strong showing, placing fourth in the 100 and fifth in the 200-yard events. Ehret also aided the Pirates’ cause by finishing first in the 200-yard individual medley. Senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) swam to second place finishes in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyles. Alie Zelenky (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) placed fifth in the 50-yard freestyle. Junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was victorious and senior Marilyn Purvis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) took third in the 200-yard backstroke. Shuba and Purvis also posted second and fifth place finishes respectively in the 100-yard backstroke. Seton Hall also recorded a win in the 200-yard Medley Relay behind the efforts of the team of Shuba, Kolackovsky, Markwell and Virgilio. SHU’s team of Purvis, Swider, O’Keefe and Zelenky placed fourth in the event. In diving competition, sophomore Katie Riley (Newburgh, N.Y.) placed first in the 1 meter dive and posted a second place score in the 3 meter dive, 36 points clear of her next closest competitor. Senior Kaitlyn Karl (Erie Pa.) finished second in the 1 meter dive.

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NOVEMBER 1, 2011- DUAL MEET

NOVEMBER 5, 2011- DUAL MEET

South Orange, N.J.

SETON HALL - 173

OVERALL RECORD: 4-0

IONA - 119

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – The Seton Hall men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continued their unbeaten start to the season on Tuesday night, defeating the visiting Iona College Gaels. The women earned the win by a 173-119 margin while the men took home a 185.5-105.5 victory. For the women, the Pirates strong effort was headlined by three individual victories from sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) and two first-place finishes by senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.). Ehret contributed wins in the 500 and 1000-yard freestyles, as well as the 200yard butterfly. In the 1000-yard freestyle, Ehret clocked in more than a minute before than her closest competitor from Iona. In all three of her victories, Ehret led a one, two Pirate finish. She was followed by freshman Megan Mostoller (Cheshire, Conn.) in the 1000 freestyle, sophomore Kate Dwyer (Freehold, N.J.) in the 500 freestyle and junior Brenna O’Keefe (Hyde Park, N.Y.) in the 200 butterfly.

Providence, R.I.

SETON HALL - 154

PROVIDENCE - 122

OVERALL RECORD: 5-0

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Seton Hall University women’s swimming and diving team was able to preserve their unblemished record with a victory at Providence College on Saturday afternoon in Providence, R.I. The SHU women’s squad claimed the top spot in 11 events en route to a 154-122 victory. The team improved to 5-0 on the year. Sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) picked up four first-place finishes on Saturday. She swept the breaststroke events, winning the 100-meter breaststroke (1:13.73) and the 200-meter breaststroke (2:40.98) in addition to the 400-meter freestyle (4:32.84). Kolackovsky teamed up with junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.), sophomore Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) and senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) to take first in the 200-meter medley relay (2:02.10).

Dwyer also posted a win of her own, edging the competition in the 200-yard freestyle. Freshman Samantha Granan (Hyde Park, N.Y.) swam to a third-place finish in the event, followed closely by O’Keefe in fourth.

Shuba went on to win the 100-meter backstroke (1:07.39) and the 200-meter backstroke (2:23.45), while Virgilio added a pair of individual victories in the 50-meter freestyle (28.06) and the 100-meter freestyle (1:00.67).

Virgilio continued her run as a force in sprint races for Seton Hall. She again took first place points in the 50 and 100-yard freestyles, her second win in three meets in each event. Junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed second in the 50-yard freestyle while Dwyer immediately followed her teammate to the wall in the 100yard freestyle. .

Sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) rounded out the Pirates’ first-place finishers by capturing the 100-meter butterfly (1:05.44) and the 200-meter butterfly (2:18.77) races.

Virgilio also competed in the 100-yard butterfly where she came to the wall behind sophomore Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) who recorded another Pirate victory in the event. Freshman Sarah Dougherty (Waterford, N.Y.) rounded out an all SHU topthree in the event. Virgilio has finished no worse than second in an individual event to this point in the season. Sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) and senior Marilyn Purvis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) enjoyed similarly successful outings. Kolackovsky paced the field in the 200-yard breaststroke while Purvis posted the top time in the 200-yard backstroke. The two combined their wins with second place finishes in the 100-yard breaststroke and 100-yard backstroke respectively. In relay action, a team of Shuba, Kolackovsky, Markwell and Virgilio placed first in the 200-yard medley relay. The Seton Hall team of Markwell, Shuba, Ehret, and junior Alie Zelenky (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) posted the fastest time in the 200-yard freestyle relay. From the diving board, senior Kaitlyn Karl (Erie, Pa.) had a strong showing for SHU. Karl notched a first-place finish in the 3 meter dive and led the Pirates in the 1 meter dive, placing second.

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2011-12 RESULTS NOVEMBER 11-12, 2011- TRI MEET

NOVEMBER 17-19, 2011- PATRIOT INVITATIONAL

Piscataway, N.J.

SETON HALL - 74

seton hall - 58

RUTGERS - 278

TCU - 295

OVERALL RECORD: 5-2

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - The Seton Hall University women’s swimming and diving team suffered its first losses of the season as the Pirates fell to Texas Christian University, 295-58, and Rutgers University, 278-74, on Saturday, Nov. 12, as a two-day tri-meet at Rutgers University came to an end in Piscataway, N.J. Sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) and sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) both had a productive second day for the Pirates. Ehret swam the 400-yard individual medley for the first time this year, placing seventh overall with a BIG EAST automatic time of 4:37.69.

Fourth/14 Teams • Fairfax, Va.

UMBC - 1089

UNCW - 749.5

GEORGE MASON - 702

seton hall - 483.5

FAIRFAX, VA. - Sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) had a record breaking day to lead the Seton Hall University women’s swimming & diving team on the third day of the 2011 Patriot Invitational on Saturday, Nov. 19, in Fairfax, Va. Kolackovsky broke the Seton Hall University school record in the 1,650-yard freestyle and grabbed a pair of first-place finishes as the Pirates finished in fourth place overall in the team standings with 483.5 points. The University of Maryland Baltimore County won the meet with 1,089 points.

Kolackovsky posted an automatic BIG EAST mark in the 200-yard breaststroke, where she came in fourth with a time of 2:28.68.

Kolackovsky won the grueling 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:55.80, eclipsing the old school record of 16:57.13 that was set by Michelle Ducharme during the 2005-06 season. Kolackovsky was swimming the 1,650 for the first time this year.

Ehret and Kolackovsky teamed with junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.) and senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) to post a third-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:45.72).

She also finished first in the 200-yard breaststroke with a season-best time of 2:20.48. Both of her first-place swims met 2012 BIG EAST Championship automatic qualifying standards.

Shuba, Kolackovsky, Virgilio and sophomore Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) made up the Pirates’ fifth-place 200-medley relay (1:51.47) squad in the first event of the day. Markwell also placed sixth in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 1:00.48, which represented an automatic conference championship mark.

The Pirates saw four student-athletes post an automatic BIG EAST mark in the 200-yard butterfly. Sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) led the way by coming in fourth in 2:05.45.

Seton Hall also saw two swimmers submit Automatic BIG EAST swims in the 200yard backstroke. Shuba finished sixth in 2:10.38 while senior Marilyn Purvis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) came in seventh with a time of 2:11.79.

Sophomore Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) finished 10th in 2:09.76, freshman Sarah Dougherty (Waterford, N.Y.) set a new personal record with a time of 2:11.34, and junior Brenna O’Keefe (Hyde Park, N.Y.) posted a time of 2:11.23 in the 200-breaststroke preliminaries. Senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) finished 12th in the 100-yard freestyle finals to lead a group of four SHU swimmers that met automatic BIG EAST standards. Sophomore Kate Dwyer (Freehold, N.J.) posted a 100-freestyle time of 54.71 and junior Alie Zelenky (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) had a time of 54.86. Junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.) also met automatic conference standards in the 100-yard freestyle but her time came from the opening leg of the Pirates’ eighth-place 400-yard freestyle relay team. She finished the opening leg in 54.59. Shuba nearly broke her second school record of the meet, but she fell just fractions of a second shy of that feat, finishing fifth in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:04.50, which was .03 behind her school record of 2:04.47. Senior Marilyn Purvis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) also had an automatic BIG EAST swim in the 200-backstroke with a time of 2:08.40. Seton Hall’s other top times of the day came from senior Kaley Swider (Gallway, N.J.), who was eighth in the 200-breaststroke (2:28.38), freshman Samantha Granan (Hyde Park, N.Y.), who finished 11th in the 200-breaststroke (2:28.62) and O’Keefe, who came in eighth in the 1,650-freestyle with a personal record time of 17:42.73.

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DECEMBER 5, 2011- DUAL MEET

JANUARY 17, 2012- DUAL MEET

Montclair, N.J.

SETON HALL - 125.5

OVERALL RECORD: 6-2

MSU - 70.5

MONTCLAIR, N.J. - The Seton Hall University women’s swimming & diving team wrapped up its fall semester of competition by picking up a 125.5-70.5 victory over Montclair State University on Monday night in Montclair, N.J. The Pirates captured first place in eight of the 11 events on Monday, sweeping the five individual freestyle races. Sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) finished first in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.17, and sophomore Kate Dwyer (Freehold, N.J.) finished first in a pair of events by winning the 100-yard freestyle in 57.26 and the 200yard freestyle in 2:04.46. Sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) was also a victorious in a pair of races against Montclair State with her wins coming in the distance freestyle events. She won the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:36.01 and the 1,000-yard freestyle with a mark of 10:59.33. Senior Kaley Swider (Galloway, N.J.) finished first in the 200-yard individual medley (2:18.03) and senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) was the top finisher in the 100-yard butterfly (1:03.08).

SETON HALL - 104

VILLANOVA - 190

OVERALL RECORD: 6-3

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The Seton Hall University women’s swimming & diving team dropped a 190-104 decision to Villanova University as the Pirates saw their first action of the new year on Tuesday night at the Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium in South Orange, N.J. Competing for the first time since a win over Montclair State on Dec. 5, sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) and senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) each grabbed individual event victories for the Pirates (6-3). Ehret won the 200-yard butterfly with a BIG EAST automatic time of 2:05.77, while Virgilio posted a mark of 24.93 in the 50-yard freestyle, which was also an automatic conference championship swim. Virgilio added a runner-up swim in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 54.53 and Ehret came in third in the 100-yard butterfly (59.72) and the 400-yard individual medley (4:34.02). Sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) finished third in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke races, posting times of 1:06.89 and 2:25.69 respectively, both of which were BIG EAST ‘A’ cuts. Junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.) placed third in the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.54) and sophomore Katie Riley (Newburgh, N.Y.) finished third in the onemeter (215.18) and three-meter (217.88) springboard events.

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In relay action, junior Marielle O’Connor (Allentown, Pa.), senior Amy Bonistalli (Naperville, Ill.), Kolackovsky and Virgilio finished first in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:55.64.

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2011-12 RESULTS JANUARY 21, 2012- DUAL MEET

JANUARY 28, 2012- DUAL MEET

South Orange, N.J.

SETON HALL - 110

OVERALL RECORD: 6-4

UCONN - 190

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - Senior Megan Rathbun (Long Valley, N.J.) set a 2012 BIG EAST Championship automatic qualifying time in the 1,650-yard freestyle and sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) won three individual races but the Seton Hall University women’s swimming and diving team fell 190-110 to the University of Connecticut on Saturday afternoon at the Arthur E. Imperatore Natatorium in South Orange, N.J. Heading into Saturday’s competition, Rathbun had provisionally qualified for the BIG EAST Championship in the mile, but she posted an automatic time of 18:00.78 against the Huskies, just 2.06 off her all-time personal best in the event. With the automatic time she became the 19th Pirate to automatically qualify for the BIG EAST Championship, meaning the Pirates will be sending 19 of their 20 members to the conference meet next month. Ehret’s impressive meet started with a win in the 200-yard butterfly, where she posted a time of 2:05.93. She made it a sweep in the butterfly by taking the top spot in the 100-yard race with a mark of 59.11, and closed out the day by capturing first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:11.75. Junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.) enjoyed a productive meet for Seton Hall by finishing either first or second in four races. She picked up the Pirates’ fourth individual win by finishing first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:08.05) and added a runner-up showing in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.21).

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

SETON HALL - 122

OVERALL RECORD: 6-5

MARIST - 176

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - The Seton Hall University women’s swimming & diving team dropped its regular season finale at Marist College, 176-122, on Saturday, Jan. 28, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. The Pirates conclude the regular season with a 6-5 overall mark in dual competitions. The meet with Marist was the final warm-up for Seton Hall before they compete in the 2012 BIG EAST Championships next month on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa. The conference diving championships will be held Friday-Sunday, Feb. 10-12, with the swimming competition to follow WednesdaySaturday, Feb. 15-18. The Pirates have seen 17 of their 20 student-athletes submit automatic qualifying marks for this year’s BIG EAST Championship. Against Marist on Saturday afternoon The Hall was led by sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.), sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.) and senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.). Ehret placed in the top-two in two events, including a first-place finish in the 200yard butterfly (2:06.71). She was the runner-up in the 100-yard butterfly (59.50); both of her individual swims were BIG EAST ‘A’ cuts. Virgilio posted SHU’s other first-place individual finish, grabbing the top spot in the 50-yard freestyle (25.08) and she was second in the 100-yard freestyle (56.09).

Shuba teamed with sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.), sophomore Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) and senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) to finish second in the 200-medley relay (1:49.98).

Ehret, Virgilio, sophomore Kate Dwyer (Freehold, N.J.) and freshman Samantha Granan (Hyde Park, N.Y.) comprised Seton Hall’s first-place 400-yard freestyle relay squad, which submitted a time of 3:42.44.

Shuba, junior Alie Zelenky (Mechanicsburg, Pa.), Markwell and Virgilio added another second-place relay finish by grabbing the runner-up position in the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:46.20).

Kolackovsky finished second in three individual swims and a relay. She posted runner-up times in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.84), the 200-yard breaststroke (2:25.84) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:11.14).

Virgilio came in second in both the 50-yard freestyle (24.72) and the 100-yard freestyle (54.85), while Kolackovsky was the runner-up in three races. She placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.46), the 200-yard breaststroke (2:23.73) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:05.59).

Kolackovsky, junior Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.), sophomore Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) and Virgilio finished second in the 200-yard medley relay with a time of 1:50.48, finishing behind Marist’s first-place squad by just 0.14 seconds.

Senior Marilyn Purvis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) rounded out Seton Hall’s top performances by grabbing second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:10.27.

Shuba also came in second in the 100-yard backstroke (1:00.44) and the 200-yard backstroke (2:09.74), posting BIG EAST “A” cut times in both races. Sophomore Katie Riley (Newburgh, N.Y.) came in second in the one-meter springboard, posting a score of 2:10.45.

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BY EVENT

Kelly Markwell................................................... 24.91 Rose Virgilio....................................................... 24.15 Alie Zelenky....................................................... 24.81 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -. Kerrie Kolackovsky......................................... 25.08 Marielle O’Connor............................................ 25.25

50-YARD FREESTYLE (5) A CUT: 24.99

B CUT: 25.73

100-YARD FREESTYLE (6)

Kate Dwyer......................................................... 54.71 Andrea Shuba.................................................... 54.59 Rose Virgilio....................................................... 52.46 Alie Zelenky....................................................... 54.85 -------------------------Kerrie Kolackovsky......................................... 55.47 Marilyn Purvis................................................... 56.52

A CUT: 54.99

B CUT: 56.63

200-YARD FREESTYLE (4)

Kate Dwyer...................................................... 1:57.85 Kerrie Kolackovsky...................................... 1:55.31 Rose Virgilio.................................................... 1:55.73 -------------------------Samantha Granan......................................... 2:01.60

A CUT: 1:58.76

B CUT: 2:02.32

500-YARD FREESTYLE (5)

Kate Dwyer...................................................... 5:13.52 Jane Ehret....................................................... 5:13.58 Kerrie Kolackovsky...................................... 5:01.64 Brenna O’Keefe............................................. 5:11.48 -------------------------Megan Rathbun............................................. 5:24.83

A CUT: 5:15.91

B CUT: 5:25.38

1,650-YARD FREESTYLE (4)

Kerrie Kolackovsky....................................16:55.80 Brenna O’Keefe...........................................17:42.73 Megan Rathbun...........................................18:00.78 -------------------------Sarah Dougherty.........................................18:36.99

A CUT: 18:10.13

B CUT: 18:42.83

100-YARD BACKSTROKE (5)

A CUT: 1:01.99

B CUT: 1:03.84

Jane Ehret........................................................... 59.93 Marielle O’Connor............................................. 59.32

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Marilyn Purvis.................................................... 59.06 Andrea Shuba..................................................... 57.87 -------------------------Paige Calkins.................................................. 1:03.01

200-YARD BACKSTROKE (3)

Marielle O’Connor......................................... 2:13.05 Marilyn Purvis................................................ 2:08.40 Andrea Shuba................................................. 2:04.50

A CUT: 2:13.99

B CUT: 2:18.00

100-YARD BREASTSTROKE (5)

Samantha Granan......................................... 1:07.54 Kerrie Kolackovsky...................................... 1:04.97 Kaley Swider................................................... 1:08.15 Alie Zelenky.................................................... 1:09.40 -------------------------Megan Mostoller........................................... 1:09.64

A CUT: 1:09.59

B CUT: 1:11.67

200-YARD BREASTSTROKE (4) A CUT: 2:30.59

B CUT: 2:35.10

Samantha Granan......................................... 2:28.62 Kerrie Kolackovsky...................................... 2:20.48 Kaley Swider................................................... 2:27.77 -------------------------Megan Mostoller........................................... 2:33.23

100-YARD BUTTERFLY (5)

Jane Ehret........................................................... 58.55 Kelly Markwell.................................................... 57.45 Brenna O’Keefe................................................. 59.14 Andrea Shuba..................................................... 58.11 -------------------------Sarah Dougherty........................................... 1:01.75

A CUT: 1:00.86

Sarah Dougherty........................................... 2:11.34 Jane Ehret....................................................... 2:02.96 Kelly Markwell................................................ 2:09.76 Brenna O’Keefe............................................. 2:11.23

200-YARD IM (8)

Jane Ehret....................................................... 2:09.64 Kerrie Kolackovsky...................................... 2:08.92 Andrea Shuba................................................. 2:08.68

A CUT: 2:12.99

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B CUT: 4:54.56

Jane Ehret....................................................... 4:28.37 Megan Mostoller........................................... 4:41.27 Marilyn Purvis................................................ 4:43.96 Andrea Shuba................................................. 4:42.16 Kaley Swider................................................... 4:42.23

ONE-METER DIVE (2)

Kaitlyn Karl....................................................... 236.40 Katie Riley......................................................... 237.98

A CUT: 225.0 pts.

THREE-METER DIVE (1)

Katie Riley......................................................... 242.25

B CUT: 2:16.97

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A CUT: 4:45.99

B CUT: 2:16.97

400-YARD IM (5)

A CUT: 235.0 pts.

QUALIFYING STANDARDS MET TOTAL/AUTOMATIC

200-YARD BUTTERFLY (4) A CUT: 2:12.99

B CUT: 1:02.68

-------------------------Samantha Granan......................................... 2:14.45 Megan Mostoller........................................... 2:13.55 Marielle O’Connor......................................... 2:14.71 Marilyn Purvis................................................ 2:16.47 Kaley Swider................................................... 2:13.30

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Kerrie Kolackovsky..............................................8/6 Jane Ehret................................................................6/6 Andrea Shuba.........................................................6/6 Marilyn Purvis.........................................................5/3 Samantha Granan.................................................4/2 Megan Mostoller....................................................4/1 Marielle O’Connor.................................................4/2 Brenna O’Keefe......................................................4/4 Kaley Swider...........................................................4/3 Sarah Dougherty...................................................3/1 Kate Dwyer..............................................................3/3 Kelly Markwell........................................................3/3 Rose Virgilio.............................................................3/3 Alie Zelenky............................................................3/3 Megan Rathbun......................................................2/1 Katie Riley................................................................2/2 Paige Calkins...........................................................1/0 Kaitlyn Karl..............................................................1/1 TEAM............................................................66/50 REVIEW

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2011-12 RESULTS FEBRUARY 10-12, 2012

FEBRUARY 15-18, 2012

BIG EAST DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS

BIG EAST SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Trees Pool • Pittsburgh Pa.

Trees Pool • Pittsburgh Pa.

PITTSBURGH, PA. - Seton Hall University sophomore Katie Riley (Newburgh, N.Y.) finished in seventh place in the women’s platform as the 2012 BIG EAST Diving Championships drew to a close on Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Trees Pool in Pittsburgh, Pa.

PITTSBURGH, PA. - The Seton Hall University women’s swimming and diving team set a new school record in the 200-yard medley relay to highlight the first day of competition at the 2012 BIG EAST Swimming Championships on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Trees Pool in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Riley competed in the one-meter and three-meter springboard finals earlier in the meet, and finished strong in her second showing at the conference championship meet. She tallied a five-dive score of 153.60 in the platform. Her fourth-round dive, a reverse forward somersault twist free, accrued 35.70 points, which was her best effort in the event and ranked fifth overall in the round. Riley also scored 34.50 points on her second dive, a forward somersault pike, and her third attempt, a back somersault pike. Senior Kaitlyn Karl also competed in the one-meter event.

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Andrea Shuba (Pittsburgh, Pa.), sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky (Franklin Square, N.Y.), sophomore Kelly Markwell (Old Bridge, N.J.) and senior Rose Virgilio (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) made up the Pirates’ eighth-place 200-medley relay squad, posting a school-record breaking time of 1:45.23. The old school record of 1:46.09 was set just last season by the same four swimmers. Kolackovsky, Virgilio and Shuba teamed with sophomore Jane Ehret (Florida, N.Y.) in the 800-yard freestyle relay, with the foursome coming in ninth place with a time of 7:39.77. Kolackovsky’s opening leg of 1:52.74 paced the squad.

Second Day

Senior Rose Virgilio, sophomore Kelly Markwell, junior Alie Zelenky (Mechanicsburg, Pa.) and junior Marielle O’Connor (Allentown, Pa.) posted a time of 1:37.19 in the 200-freestyle relay. Virgilio’s opening leg of 24.01 was a new personal record, improving on her old mark of 24.15. Virgilio also finished 34th overall in the 50-yard freestyle preliminaries earlier in the day, coming in at 24.26. Markwell was 42nd in the 50-yard prelims with a time of 24.75, a new personal record, and Zelenky placed 45th in 25.10. Freshman Megan Mostoller (Cheshire, Conn.) swam a personal best time of 2:10.41 in the 200yard individual medley preliminaries, placing 37th. Junior Andrea Shuba finished right behind Mostoller, coming in 38th with a time of 2:10.64.

WOMEN’S THREE-METER SPRINGBOARD RESULTS (6 Dives)

Brenna O’Keefe (Hyde Park, N.Y.) led the Pirates in the 500-yard freestyle prelims, coming in 42nd in 5:14.04. Kate Dwyer (Freehold, N.J.) tied her PR in the 500-freestyle with a mark of 5:13.52, and Sarah Dougherty (Waterford, N.Y.) submitted a new personal best of 5:21.78.

Third Day

Place Name Final Score Prelim Score Cons. Score 1. Jennifer Chlang (ND) 320.90 260.95 - 2. Danielle Cecco (UCONN) 309.95 288.80 - 3. Hannah Gadd (LOU) 298.05 298.35 -................................................................................................................................................................................. 18. Katie Riley - - 201.35 --

WOMEN’S ONE-METER SPRINGBOARD RESULTS (6 Dives)

Place Name Final Score Prelim Score Cons. Score 1. Danielle Cecco (UCONN) 287.10 278.65 - 2. Allison Casareto (ND) 283.80 263.30 - 3. Jennifer Chlang (ND) 280.80 307.00 -................................................................................................................................................................................. 25. Katie Riley - - 195.25 - 32. Kaitlyn Karl - - 166.35 --

WOMEN’S PLATFORM RESULTS (5 Dives)

Junior Marielle O’Connor sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky, sophomore Kelly Markwell and senior Rose Virgilio made up the 400-medley relay squad, posting a time of 3:50.66, which improved on the old school record of 3:54.10 by nearly 3.5 seconds. O’Connor and Markwell also had strong individual swims earlier in the day. Markwell placed 25th in the 100-yard butterfly preliminaries, with a time of 57.16, which represented a new personal best and the best time for an SHU swimmer in the event this year. O’Connor finished 28th in the 100-yard backstroke prelims with a personal best time of 58.90. Jane Ehret led The Hall with a 19th-place showing in the 400-yard individual medley preliminaries, posting a time of 4:34.19. She also finished 38th in the 100-yard butterfly prelims (59.25). Senior Marilyn Purvis (Old Saybrook, Conn.) finished 23rd in the 400-yard IM (4:38.06) and 31st in the 100-backstroke (59.23).

Final Day

The Pirates picked up 12 points on Saturday night with an 11th-place finish in the 400-yard freestyle relay to conclude the meet. The team of sophomore Kerrie Kolackovsky, junior Alie Zelenky, junior Marielle O’Connor and senior Rose Virgilio posted a mark of 3:33.97. Kolackovsky narrowly missed out on picking up points in the 1,650-yard freestyle earlier in the day, when she placed 18th overall in the grueling distance race with a time of 17:16.12.

Place Name Total Score 1. Hannah Gadd (LOU) 223.80 2. Lindsey Stephens (LOU) 201.60 3. Nicole Scott (RU) 190.80 ................................................................................................................................................................................. 7. Katie Riley 153.60

Sophomore Jane Ehret came close to qualifying for the consolation final in the 200-yard butterfly, but missed out on the last position by less than a second. She came in 18th with a time of 2:04.49, which was 0.84 behind the final spot in Saturday night’s consolation final. Sophomore Kelly Markwell finished 25th in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.16, just 0.02 off her all-time best. Andrea Shuba led the Pirates in the 200-yard backstroke, finishing 27th in 2:05.62. Marilyn Purvis and O’Connor set new personal records in the 200-back with times of 2:07.16 and 2:10.74 respectively. Freshman Megan Mostoller (Cheshire, Conn.) finished 31st in the 200-yard breaststroke with a PR swim of 2:26.22.

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seton hall ALL-TIME AT THE BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS

FINAL STANDINGS Place 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

School Louisville Notre Dame West Virginia Pittsburgh Villanova Connecticut Cincinnati Rutgers Georgetown Seton Hall Providence

Women’s Outstanding Swimmer Rachael Burnett, West Virginia

Score 785.5 593.5 524 375.5 368.5 350 254.5 247.5 86 82 73

Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year Vic Riggs, West Virginia American Eagle BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year Pierre-Antoine Meunier, Pittsburgh

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1985-86........................9th Place

1999-00..................... 12th Place

1986-87.........................9th Place

2000-01...................... 12th Place

1987-88.........................9th Place

2001-02...................... 12th Place

1989-90........................9th Place

2002-03..................... 12th Place

1990-91.........................6th Place

2003-04..................... 12th Place

1991-92.........................7th Place

2004-05........................9th Place

1992-93........................7th Place

2005-06..................... 10th Place

1993-94........................7th Place

2006-07...................... 11th Place

1994-95........................7th Place

2007-08...................... 11th Place

1995-96..................... 11th Place

2008-09..................... 10th Place

1996-97...................... 12th Place

2009-10...................... 10th Place

1997-98...................... 13th Place

2010-11.........................9th Place

1998-99..................... 10th Place

2011-12...................... 10th Place

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2011-12 seton hall women’s swimming & diving top times 200 BACKSTROKE (2:04.47)

SWIMMING 50 FREESTYLE (23.73)

24.01 .............Rose Virgilio .......................2/16/12 24.75 ............Kelly Markwell ...................2/16/12 24.81 .............Alie Zelenky ...................11/17/11

100 FREESTYLE (52.26)

52.46 ............Rose Virgilio.....................11/19/11 52.83 ............Kerrie Kolackovsky .........2/18/12 54.59 ............Andrea Shuba ................11/19/11

3:33.97 ........Kolackovsky, Zelenky, O’Connor, Virgilio...........................................................2/18/12

100 BREASTSTROKE (1:04.70)

7:39.77 ........Kolackovsky, Virgilio, Shuba Ehret..............................................................2/15/12

1:04.97 ..........Kerrie Kolackovsky .........12/3/11 1:07.43 ..........Samantha Granan ...........2/17/12 1:08.15 ...........Kaley Swider ...................11/12/11

200 BREASTSTROKE (2:17.97)

200 FREESTYLE (1:52.50)

2:20.48 ........Kerrie Kolackovsky ......11/19/11 2:26.22 ........Megan Mostoller ..............2/18/12 2:27.77 ........Kaley Swider ...................10/29/11

500 FREESTYLE (4:55.76)

57.16 .............Kelly Markwell ...................2/17/12 58.11 ...............Andrea Shuba ................11/18/11 58.55 ............Jane Ehret .......................10/29/11

1:52.74 ..........Kerrie Kolackovsky .........2/15/12 1:55.73 ..........Rose Virgilio ....................11/18/11 1:57.85 ..........Kate Dwyer .....................11/18/11

5:01.64 ..........Kerrie Kolackovsky ......11/17/11 5:11.48 ...........Brenna O’Keefe .............11/17/11 5:13.52 ..........Kate Dwyer .....................11/17/11

1,000 FREESTYLE (10:12.88)

10:15.16 ...........Kerrie Kolackovsky ......11/19/11 10:40.27 ........Brenna O’Keefe..............11/19/11 10:41.85...........Jane Ehret ..........................11/1/11

1,650 FREESTYLE (16:55.80)

16:55.80 ...... Kerrie Kolackovsky .11/19/11 17:42.73 ........Brenna O’Keefe .............11/19/11 18:00.78 ........Megan Rathbun ................1/21/12

100 BACKSTROKE (57.87)

57.87 .......... Andrea Shuba ............11/17/11 58.37 ............Marielle O’Connor ............2/17/12 59.06 ............Marilyn Purvis ................11/18/11

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400 FREE RELAY (3:32.41)

2:04.50 ........Andrea Shuba ................11/19/11 2:07.16 ..........Marilyn Purvis ...................2/18/12 2:10.74 ..........Marielle O’Connor ............2/18/12

100 BUTTERFLY (56.28)

800 FREE RELAY (7:38.86)

200 MEDLEY RELAY (1:45.23)

1:45.23 ........ Shuba, Kolackovsky, Markwell, Virgilio ................................................. 2/15/12

400 MEDLEY RELAY (3:50.66)

3:50.66 ....... O’Connor, Kolackovsky, Markwell, Virgilio ............................ 2/17/12

diving 1-METER SPRINGBOARD (292.35)

200 BUTTERFLY (2:01.84)

224.62 .........Katie Riley ..........................11/5/11 202.90 .........Kaitlyn Karl .....................11/18/11 182.35 ...........Amanda Bronson .............11/5/11

200 IM (2:04.86)

242.25 .........Katie Riley .......................10/20/11 199.88 ...........Kaitlyn Karl .....................10/20/11 165.23 ...........Amanda Bronson ..........10/20/11

2:02.96 ........Jane Ehret ..........................12/3/11 2:08.16 ..........Kelly Markwell ...................2/18/12 2:10.75 ..........Brenna O’Keefe ................2/18/12

2:08.68 ........Andrea Shuba ................11/17/11 2:08.92 .........Kerrie Kolackovsky .........11/1/11 2:09.64 .........Jane Ehret .......................11/17/11

400 IM (4:23.41)

4:28.37 ........Jane Ehret ..........................12/2/11 4:41.27 ..........Megan Mostoller ...........11/18/11 4:42.16 ..........Andrea Shuba ...................1/17/12

3-METER SPRINGBOARD (300.03)

PLATFORM

153.60 ...........Katie Riley............................2/12/12 ( ) indicates school record School Record set during 2011-12 season

200 FREE RELAY (1:37.19)

1:37.19 .......... Virgilio, Markwell, Zelenky, O’Connor ............................................ 2/16/12

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2011-12 final results

DATE October 20

OPPONENT/EVENT

LOCATION

RESULT

October 29

Lafayette/Loyola (Md.)

Baltimore, Md.

November 1

IONA COLLEGE

South Orange, N.J.

W, 173-119

November 5

Providence College

Providence, R.I.

W, 154-122

November 11-12

Rutgers/TCU

Piscataway, N.J.

November 17-19

Patriot Invitational

Fairfax, Va.

December 5

Montclair State University

Montclair, N.J.

January 17

VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

South Orange, N.J.

L, 104-190

January 21

UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT

South Orange, N.J.

L, 110-190

January 28

Marist College

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

L, 122-176

February 15-18

BIG EAST Championships

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Tenth Place

RIDER UNIVERSITY South Orange, N.J.

W, 165-126

W, 191-109/W,161-139

L, 74-278/L, 58-295 Fourth Place W, 125.5-70.5

Final Record: 6-5 (1-3)

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winter training trip 2011-12 pirates in

The training trip is an important part of our season. In the grind of the winter, it is a nice change of pace to get somewhere sunny as we continue to work towards the championship season. Our team gets to bond and enjoy the surroundings, but at the same time they are working towards elevating their performance. - Head Coach Ron Farina


SUMMER 2012: A pIRATE POSTCARD FROM ANDREA SHUBA

(As appeared on SHUPirates.com)

Fellow Pirates, Hello from Washington D.C.! Summer has begun and I have already started my internship at the International Law Institute, which has taken me to our nation’s capital. Over my past three years at Seton Hall my interest in international development and law has increased from exposure in several of my classes. I found many developing countries encounter issues because they are deficient in processes such as drafting of laws and the designing of their economic and government policies. At this time in my academic career, I eventually want to be involved in public policy development in emerging economies. This can involve legal, economic, and social elements. I want to pursue this area of expertise because I am intrigued by why certain efforts and policies effectively promote good and efficient governance through the rule of law and why some end up failing. During the first week of my internship there was a lot of training, which wasn’t very surprising because I have to learn the technical aspects of the organization in order to move forward. One of the most important things I have learned so far is how to navigate through their databases containing over 40,000 contacts! I have also already been exposed to the structure of their materials for the seminars they conduct. Currently, they are running a seminar on Contract Administration. I’ve been able to sit in a few classes over the first week and I feel as if the seminar offers information that is a great supplement to what you learn in a college class. I will have the opportunity to sit in some other classes as well and I am especially looking forward to the seminar on Legislative Drafting. I feel it will allow me to expand my knowledge in international law and learn some of the specifics regarding how laws are drafted. In the office, I have begun to work directly with my advisor, Gerhard, in a marketing process called Open Internet Marketing. I am focusing in finding contacts in emerging and middle income countries in South East Asia. These contacts can be other organizations, ministries, corporations, or people, as long as they work within the general area of capital markets. There are two other forms of marketing database building they use, Past Participants and a program called DEVEX, but I like my focus the most because it requires more creativity in finding contacts. Initially, I was shocked at how small the main staff of the organization is. I’ve worked with the three Program Administrators very closely and talked with the Executive Director on a personal level. When asked if expansion was on the horizon, Executive Director Kim Phan responded that they want to ensure that their work meets the highest standards, and a small organization ensures that it happens. I was also shocked at the outreach and scope that a smaller organization like the ILI has. In the first seminar they were running when I arrived, about half of the participants were from Kenya, along with others from Uganda, Ghana, Armenia, and Papua New Guinea. The ILI also has an extensive teaching staff with over 400 members. These people are mostly lawyers at well-known firms, with some other distinguished members who work at the World Bank, US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Export-Import Bank, the U. S. Federal Reserve, and the Office of Federal Procurement Policy. It is interesting that these people keep coming back to volunteer their time to teach these seminars because they truly believe in in ILI’s mission. I think the ILI’s small, yet focused approach to educating people from developing and emerging economies has proven to be an effective one and I am excited to be a part of it. Overall, from my experience as an intern at an independent, non-profit organization I hope to expand my knowledge in what steps can be taken to improve the performance of government agencies and public accountability in the government. I also hope to gain professional experience from working with experts within the field and insight into how a research and educational institution like the International Law Institute functions on a daily basis. Well, that’s all for now, see you soon! Go Pirates! Andrea


WOMEN’S RECORD BOOK

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100-yard

JESSICA SOCHA 23.73 seconds (2002-03)

CARLA STETTER 52.26 seconds (1995-96)

200-yard

500-yard

CARLA STETTER 1:52.50 (1995-96)

MICHELLE DUCHARME 4:55.76 (2005-06)

1,000-yard

1,650-yard

MICHELLE DUCHARME 10:12.88 (2005-06)

KERRIE KOLACKOVSKY 16:55.80 (2011-12)

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ANDREA SHUBA 57.87 seconds (2011-12)

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KERRIE KOLACKOVSKY 1:04.70 (2010-11)

KERRIE KOLACKOVSKY 2:17.97 (2010-11)

BUTTERFLY

100-yard

200-yard

JEN HEIDER 56.28 seconds (1993-94)

HILARY STEINOUR 2:01.84 (2003-04)

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ASHLEY JOHNSTON 2:04.86 (2004-05)

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DIVING ONE METER - 6 DIVES

THREE METERS - 6 DIVES

BRITTANY HERVEY 292.35 (2010-11)

BRITTANY HERVEY 300.03 (2009-10)

RELAY RECORDS FREESTYLE 200-yard

400-yard

VIRGILIO, MARWELL, ZELENKY, O’CONNOR 1:37.19 (2011-12)

COLSANT, HEIDER, MASHETER, STETTER 3:32.41 (1993-94)

800-yard

KOLACKOVSKY, EHRET, SHUBA, O’KEEFE 7:38.86 (2010-11)

Jen Heider receives her 1991 BIG EAST Championship ring from former Athletic Director Larry Keating

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SHUBA, KOLACKOVSKY, MARKWELL, VIRGILIO 1:45.23 (2011-12)

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academic awards SetoN Hall BIG EAST Academic All-Stars 1989-90: Amy DeviNe, ShaNNoN ElkiNs

Gavitt

1990-91: Amy DeviNe, ShaNNoN ElkiNs, Chris Heiss

2004-05: Ashley JohNstoN, Kerri Clarke, MegaN Burke, Keelee WreNN, MeghaN DeNNis, Michelle Ducharme, Laura DubeNdorfer, FalloN Quiles, EriN Legg, Tara McCormick, Rachel GibliN

1992-93: Laurie DeFraNco, JeNNifer Heider, AllisoN VaNDyke 1993-94: Laura RiNaldi, Lisa Gorski, JeNNifer Heider

2005-06: MegaN Burke, MeghaN DeNNis, Michelle Ducharme, ANNa GreeNwood, Ashley JacobsoN, Ashley JohNstoN, Jessica Kolackovsky, Tara McCormick, BriaNNa Plaza, Keelee WreNN, ChristiNe ZuffaNte

1994-95: Lisa Gorski, Kara MoNetti, Laura RiNaldi 1995-96: Emily Carmody, JeNNifer ColsaNt, Brooke Giles, Nicole INsalaco, Camie KorNely, Amy Wojslawowicz, JeaNiNe Wolert 1996-97: Emily Carmody, JeNNifer ColsaNt, JacqueliNe Labik, Sheila Nieri, StephaNi O’JohN, Melissa Tyler, Marie Westcott, Amy Wojslawowicz, JeaNiNe Wolert, JeNNifer FaliveNo, GretcheN Mowrey 1997-98: CatheriNe Kelleher, AmaNda KliNe, JacqueliNe Labik, GretcheN Mowrey, Sheila Nieri, Michelle Quivey, Tara Richards, Deidre TillmaN, Melissa Tyler, Marie Westcott, JeaNiNe Wolert 1998-99: AmaNda KliNe, Elizabeth Ackley, KathleeN Crombie, JacqueliNe Labik, MaraN Lougheed, GretcheN Mowrey, Michelle Quivey, Tara Richards, Deidre TillmaN, Melissa Tyler, Marie Westcott, Amy Wojslawowicz 1999-00: Elizabeth Ackley, Amy Badway, EriN Burke, Lisa DelMastro, KatheriNe Kelleher, AmaNda KliNe, Jill Kozakowski, JacqueliNe Labik, MaraNtha Lougheed, BethaNy McCullough, GretcheN Mowrey, Michelle Quivey, Tara Richards, Cheryl Spera, Deidra TillmaN 2000-01: Elizabeth Ackley, Amy Badway, Lisa Delmastro, AmaNda KliNe, MaraNatha Lougheed, BethaNy McCullough, Elizabeth Miklius, Cheryl Spera 2001-02: Elizabeth Ackley, Amy Badway, Kerri Clarke, Lisa Delmastro, LaureN Deluca, Jill Kozakowski, MaraNatha Lougheed, BethaNy McCullough, Holly Phelps, Jessica Socha, Hilary SteiNour

2006-07: MeghaN DeNNis, CherylaNN Devito, Michelle Ducharme, Rachel GibliN, KaitlyN HafNer, Jessica Kolackovsky, Tara McCormick, ChristiNa Miklius, BriaNNa Plaza, Keelee WreNN 2007-08: CherylaNN DeVito, Michelle Ducharme, Rachel GibliN, KaitlyN HafNer, AllisoN LaFraNo, Tara McCormick, HaNNah Meyer, ChristiNa Miklius, Haley OtteNbreit, BriaNNa Plaza, Natalie Toczylowski, Kara Walbaum, Ashley Williams, Keelee WreNN 2008-09: Amy BoNistalli, KaitlyN HafNer, BrittaNy HeNNiNg, BrittaNy Hervey, Olivia JacksoN, KaitlyN Karl, AllisoN LaFraNo, ChristiNa Miklius, MarylyN Purvis, MegaN RathbuN, Rachel SullivaN, Natalie Toczylowski, Rosalie Virgilio 2009-10: Amy BoNistalli, KaitlyN HafNer, BrittaNy HeNNiNg, BrittaNy Hervey, KaitlyN Karl, HaNNah Meyer, Marielle O’CoNNor, BreNNa O’Keefe, MarilyN Purvis, MegaN RathbuN, ANdrea Shuba, Kaley Swider, Natalie Toczylowski, Rose Virgilio, Kara Walbaum, Ashley Williams, Carly WiNtoN, AlisoN ZeleNky 2010-11: Amy BoNistalli, AmaNda BroNsoN, Paige CalkiNs, KatheriNe Dwyer, BrittaNy HeNNiNg, BrittaNy Hervey, KaitlyN Karl, Kerrie Kolackovsky, Marielle O’CoNNor, MarilyN Purvis, MegaN RathbuN, KathryN Riley, ANdrea Shuba, Kaley Swider, Rosalie Virgilio, Kara Walbaum, Carly WiNtoN, AlisoN ZeleNky 2011-12: amy boNistalli, Paige CalkiNs, Sarah Dougherty, KatheriNe Dwyer, KaitlyN Karl, Kelly Markwell, MegaN Mostoller, Marielle O’CoNNor, BreNNA O’Keefe, MarilyN Purvis, MegaN RathbuN, KathryN Riley, ANdrea Shuba, Kaley Swider, Rosalie Virgilio, AlisoN ZelENky

2002-03: Hilary SteiNour, BethaNy McCullough, Holly Phelps, MegaN Burke, Kerri Clarke, Lisa Delmastro, Ashley JohNstoN, Shari Gavitt, LaureN Deluca, LiNdsay Nogash, Ashley PaNtall, ANNa GreeNwood, Jessica Socha, EriN Burke 2003-04: ANNa GreeNwood, Ashley JohNstoN, Ashley PaNtall, FalloN Quiles, Hilary SteiNour, Holly Phelps, Jessica Kolackovsky, Kerri Clarke, MegaN Burke, MeghaN DeNNis, Shari

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12 consecutive team scholar all-america awards 2001

The Seton Hall University women’s swimming & diving team earned College Swimming Coaches Association of American (CSCAA) Team Scholar All-America honors for the 2011-12 academic year. The Pirates achieved a team grade point average of 3.36 for the fall and spring semesters to achieve Team Scholar All-America accolades.

2002 2003

Seton Hall was one of nine BIG EAST teams represented on the list and The Hall ranked fourth in the conference overall and 53rd amongst the 131 NCAA Division I programs to achieve the honor.

2003 2004 2005

In order to qualify for CSCAA Scholar All-America honors a team must hold a grade point average of at least 3.0.

2006

The Pirates have now received the honor in each of the program’s 12 years under head coach Ron Farina.

2007 2008

17 out of 20 members of the women’s swimming & diving team went on to earn BIG EAST Academic All-Star honors for 2011-12.

2009 2010 2011 2012

2012 Scholar All America Team Division I Women

Co Sida District 2 All- Academic Team

Clemson University...............................................................................3.62 University of Alabama.........................................................................3.62 Northwestern University....................................................................3.59 East Carolina Univ.................................................................................3.58 University of Evansville......................................................................3.56 Ohio State University...........................................................................3.55 Seattle University..................................................................................3.54 Northeastern University.....................................................................3.53 Wagner College.......................................................................................3.53 New Mexico State University...........................................................3.52 ................................................................................................................................ Seton Hall University .................................................3.36

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HELP SETON HALL SWIMMING & DIVING “make a splash”

AN EFFORT SPEARHEADED BY ASSISTANT COACH KARA LENNON, SETON HALL SWIMMING & DIVING HAS TEAMED WITH THE MAKE A SPLASH FOUNDATION FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR Below is a recap of Lennon’s visit to a Make A Splash Foundation event this summer. The Seton Hall University Department of Athletics and swimming & diving program showed their support for local Olympian Cullen Jones at a pep rally held Sunday, July 29, at the Cullen Jones Aquatic Center in Irvington, N.J. Jones, who grew up in Irvington before attending North Carolina State University, won a gold medal in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and has already added a silver medal in the same event at the 2012 London games. The Irvington Municipal Pool was renamed in his honor in 2008. Seton Hall University Professor of Organic Chemistry John Sowa, Ph.D., became involved with the Cullen Jones Aquatic Center several months ago by volunteering through the Make a Splash Foundation, a swimming lesson and safety program sponsored by the USA Swimming Foundation. As it turns, Jones is program’s chief athletic representative and also happens to be from Irvington. Sowa worked with a number of officials from the Township of Irvington, including Mayor Wayne Smith, to coordinate a pep rally supporting Jones as he goes for gold at the London Olympics. Sowa also met with Seton Hall assistant men’s and women’s swimming coach Kara Lennon, about representing the Pirates at the event, which she attended along with Seton Hall Coordinator of Student-Athlete Development and Special Projects, Melanie Calderwood. “I have to thank Kara and Melanie for all of the help that they gave and all of their enthusiasm,” Sowa said. “It was great to have some friends from Seton Hall there. The pep rally did a great job of cheering on Cullen Jones and also bringing attention to the Irvington Aquatic swimming program, encouraging more kids to take swim lessons.” The pep rally got underway around 1 p.m., coinciding with Jones’ silver-medal swim in the 4x100meter freestyle relay. After games and giveaways, which included Seton Hall gear highlighting the Pirates’ swim program, there was a series of swim races branded, “Who is going to be the next Cullen Jones?” Kids swam distances ranging from 12.5 yards to 50 yards, and there was also a celebrity race and relay. In the celebrity race, former 200-meter butterfly world-record holder Craig Beardsley, a resident of Chatham, N.J., competed against Lennon in a 50-yard freestyle race, with the Seton Hall coach coming away with the win. After all of the festivities the group recorded a cheer for Jones and everyone signed a banner to ship to him in London, as he competes later this week in the 100-meter freestyle. “I think the kids really enjoyed it, we did some nice giveaways with Seton Hall t-shirts and bags and the kids like having something close to home to cheer for,” Lennon said. “This is one of the most important things that we can do as adults and parents and that is help Cullen Jones keep this momentum going to make it a part of our lives and encourage the safety behind it,” Lennon added. “That is really what it is about, not training superstars but teaching lifesaving skills. I think this drive he is making is incredible and it is making a difference.”

What Saving lives

is

Make A Splash?

through

Make

a

Splash

The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Since 2007, the Foundation has granted nearly $2.1 million to provide free or reduced cost swimming lessons to children who may not otherwise have the chance. date, more than

To

1.4 million kids have received

the life-saving gift of swim lessons through

Local Partner network, comprised of more than 550 qualified lesson providers across the nation. our

WHY MAKE A SPLASH? - Drowning is the 2nd leading cause of childhood accidental death - Ten people drown each day in the U.S. - Seven out of ten African-American children cannot swim - Six out of ten Hispanic children cannot swim - 40% of Caucasian children have low or no swimming ability - Children from non-swimming households are eight times more likely to be at-risk of drowning - Participation in formal swim lessons can reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88% For

more information, visit:

www.usaswimming.org


Welcome to

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY “

Seton Hall provides a values-based education. Service learning is an intrinsic element of this. Value-neutral learning is like a ship at seat with no rudder. Krystal kramer International Relations Prescott, Arizona

Our focus is ethical leadership. Increasingly, using a strong moral compass to direct your lifestyle and work ethic is an important component in forging a successful career. This is why we offer classes in ethics and, beyond that, education guided by Catholic ideals and universal values.


FOR THE MIND We offer more than 60 majors and concentrations taught by 860 full-time faculty, in five undergraduate schools - with practical, realworld emphasis.

FOR THE HEART We offer a compassionate, divers and collaborative environment that focuses on academic and ethical development.

FOR THE SPIRIT Our faith and spiritual commitments inspire faculty to educate students to become servant leaders in their personal and professional lives, in their community and in their global society. In our valued-centered curricula, programs and extracurricular activities, we focus on academics and devleopment of the individual. Our graduates continue to prove themselves as leaders in their professions and communities. Seton Hall gives you all the resources you would find in a large university. But, with only 5,200 undergraduates and a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, you get the personal attention of a small liberal arts college.


We encourage ongoing, across-the-curriculum discussions on the ethics of business, medicine, teaching and other disciplines and urge you to use your personal morals and values in debating issues and making decisions. Underscoring our national prominence in emphasizing service learning and nurturing the spirit, the John Templeton Foundation has named Seton Hall as one of the country’s leaders in developing the character of its students. THE SIGHTS OF ONE OF NEW JERSEY’S BEAUTIFUL AND MOST HISTORIC CAMPUSES

ON CAMP


Seton Hall is about caring and sharing - to pass a torch to students that is burning brighter than the one passed to us. Tony Lovisick, PH.D. Chair, Finance and Legal Studies Stillman School of Business

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Our faculty comprised of a distinguished group of scholars that have earned advanced degrees both in the U.S. and abroad. You will study alongside these learned men and women collaborating with them in developing new concepts and researching meaningful topics. And don’t think they won’t be involved in your academic careers - personal attention is at the heart of academic excellence.

I give the highest importance to my contact with students ... they are the school’s most important asset. Ambassador s. azmat hassan Senior Faculty Associate Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations


The Hall’s campus expands dramatically when you include the surrounding areas. Hop the train to the next town west, Maplewood, for a slice of pizza, or two stops and you are in Millburn with great sushi restaurants or just a few more and your are in Summit where you can do shopping at clothing stores like Benetton or Roots, Inc. And don’t forget about the Jersey Shore or skiing in Northern New Jersey in the winter.

Combine a student-discounted New Jersey transit ticket, with 30 minutes train-time, and you’re at Penn Statiion in Midtown Manhattan. From there, train, bus or walk to the neighborhood of your choice. Time Square’s Theater District: plays and musicals. Upper Fifth Avenue, dubbed Museum Mile; venerable institutions like the Metropolitan and the Guggenheim. Head Downtown and check out the financial district including the New York Stock Exchange. Besides the cultural and entertainment opportunities New York’s burrough of Manhattan provides, many students take advantage of internships with museums, nonprofit and government agencies, law and accounting firms, television and print media - the list goes on and on.


DR. A. GABRIEL

ESTEBAN UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT, SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., was appointed Interim President of Seton Hall University in July 2010. Since 2007, Dr. Esteban served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Seton Hall University. As Provost, he oversaw eight colleges and schools, University Libraries, and Enrollment Services. Dr. Esteban led the Strategic Planning initiative, collaborated with faculty and academic leaders on enhancing and adding undergraduate and graduate programs, establishing academic priorities, and strengthening the centrality of academics at SHU. Since 2009, Dr. Esteban has also been responsible for Enrollment Services and is leading the change in Enrollment Management Strategy. Dr. Esteban was previously Provost (2003-2007), Dean of the College of Business and Tenured Professor of Marketing at the University of Central Arkansas (2001-2003). He served as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Arkansas Tech University (1996-2001) and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Victoria. Dr. Esteban was also a full-time instructor at the College of Business Administration of the University of the Philippines. Dr. Esteban is active in various national, regional, and community groups and served on a national task force that designed a Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) for universities and colleges. He is also involved in Leadership Education for AsianPacifics (LEAP) as a mentor and faculty member. Dr. Esteban served as team chair and consultant evaluator for the largest regional accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission and also served as a member of their Accreditation Review Council. At the local level, Dr. Esteban was past chair of the boards of the Conway Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas. And served on the board of the Faulkner County Habitat for Humanity He is currently a member of the Board of the Asian-Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), and the South Orange Performing Arts Center. Dr. Esteban has published papers in refereed journals and proceedings, and presented papers at national, international and regional conferences such as TIMS/ORSA, American Psychological Association, Western Decision Sciences Conference, and the International Trade and Finance Association. Dr. Esteban received a Ph.D. in Administration from the Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Irvine in 1993 and a Master of Science in Japanese Business Studies from Chaminade University in Honolulu in 1986. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Dr. Esteban received specialized training in Leading Transformation and Change at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and he completed the Japan Management Program at the Japan-America Institute for Management Science in Honolulu. He also has private sector work experience in the Philippines and in Japan.

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LYONS PATRICK

Director of Athletics and Recreational Services

Patrick G. Lyons was named Director of Athletics and Recreational Services at Seton Hall University on February 22, 2011. Since his arrival, Lyons has been dedicated in his efforts to implement his vision for Seton Hall’s athletics and recreation department by introducing a number of initiatives designed to enhance the college experience for Seton Hall’s 14 NCAA Division I athletics programs and the student body as a whole. In Lyons’ first full year as Director of Athletics, the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund, Seton Hall’s athletic fundraising vehicle, experienced the most successful year of its history, receiving record contributions to fund critical initiatives to help make the Pirates competitive in the BIG EAST conference and at a national level. When Lyons arrived at Seton Hall, he established improvements and upgrades to the Pirates’ athletic and recreation facilities as a primary goal. Thanks in large part to contributions to Pirate Blue and a commitment from the University to make athletics and recreation a priority for the student-body, Seton Hall has already begun a large number of those enhancements. A new student fitness center is scheduled to be completed by summer 2013 and plans are in place to add a new scoreboard to Owen T. Carroll Field, revamp the student-athlete training room facility and create additional space for Academic Support Services. The men’s basketball locker room and women’s basketball coaching suite were each renovated during the 2011-12 season. The Pirates have also experienced a number of on field successes since Lyons came to Seton Hall. The men’s basketball team finished the 201112 season with a 21-13 overall mark, matching the program’s highest win total since the 2003-04 season and advancing to the second round of the National Invitational Tournament. The baseball team captured the BIG EAST Championship at the conclusion of the 2011 season, the third in program history and first since 2001. The women’s soccer, volleyball and baseball programs all qualified for BIG EAST Championship competition during the 2011-12 season, with the women’s soccer program posting its most successful campaign since 1999. Lyons has instituted a number of new events to help honor both its current and former student-athletes. In addition to the annual SAAC Student-Athlete Awards Banquet, Seton Hall held its first Senior Awards Banquet as a way to recognize its graduating seniors. He also refined the 2012 SHU Athletics Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony by hosting it in conjunction with a golf tournament at the Fairmount Country Club in Chatham, N.J. Seton Hall’s student-athletes have exhibited success in a number of ways off the court as well, through community service initiatives and achievement in the classroom. The Pirates’ community outreach programs demonstrated outstanding involvement from every varsity program during the 2011-12 academic year, as Seton Hall’s student-athletes participated in an array of activities to benefit the community. Seton Hall also hosted

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its First Annual Student-Athlete Leadership Forum, providing its studentathletes with a chance to learn from and meet speakers from across the sports landscape. Lyons arrived at Seton Hall after spending seven years as Iona College’s Director of Athletics, establishing its department as one of the top programs in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. He was the chief administrator for the Gaels’ 21 NCAA Division I athletics programs. Lyons’ student-athlete centered vision was incorporated into several initiatives at Iona. Working closely with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Lyons emphasized a community service element for all of Iona’s 400+ student-athletes and also displayed a deep commitment to student-athlete development and academic standards through additional support services and facilities in both the compliance and academic services offices. Under Lyons, the Iona athletics department saw unprecedented growth and success both on and off the fields of play. Lyons also made his mark at Iona in fundraising and improvements made to athletics facilities. The Iona Gaels Capital Improvements Fund was created by Lyons as the first capital fundraising effort in the department’s history. Before elevating to Director of Athletics at Iona, Lyons was the Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. In that role, he was responsible for all revenue generation by the athletics department with primary oversight of the department’s fundraising arm - The Goal Club. Prior to that role, Lyons served as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. As a coach, Lyons led the Iona golf team to its most successful four-year span. At the helm of the Gaels from 1998-02, he directed the squad to three MAAC Championships and earned a berth in the NCAA Golf Championship in each of his three full seasons. A native of Providence, R.I., Lyons was a two-sport standout in hockey and golf. One of the most prolific scorers in school history, Lyons tallied 80 goals and 90 assists during his 86-game career and led all of NCAA Division I hockey in goals per game during the 1995-96 season. He captained the golf team during his junior and senior seasons and in 1996, received the Joseph O’Connell award, given annually to Iona’s most outstanding student-athlete. In 1999, Lyons earned his master’s degree in teaching from Iona and earned an MBA from the Hagan School of Business in 2004. Lyons has also served as an adjunct professor in both the Biology department at Iona and the Sports Business Management program at Manhattanville College. Lyons is married to the former Rachel Cintolo, who is a member of the faculty at Rutgers University.

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Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick

Jimmy O’Donnell

Duane Bailey

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Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director Team Operations

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University President................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban Director of Athletics & Recreational Services......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Patrick Lyons Deputy Director of Athletics...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Duane Bailey Senior Associate Athletics Director / Team Operations.................................................................................................................................................................................................... Jimmy O’Donnell Senior Associate Athletics Director / Compliance & Student-Athlete Development / SWA....................................................................................................................... Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick Secretary / Director’s Office........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Mary Gross Assistant Athletics Director / Athletics Communications...............................................................................................................................................................................................Matthew Sweeney Associate Director / Athletics Communications.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Michael Kowalsky Assistant Director / Athletics Communications.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Vincent Novicki Assistant Director / Digital Media & Creative Services ................................................................................................................................................................................................ Elizabeth Rathbun Communications Assistant / Athletics Communications........................................................................................................................................................................................................... Adam Satz Secretary / Athletics Communications ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Ann Marie Vasquez Faculty Athletics Representative / Academic Services............................................................................................................................................................................................Dr. Laura Schoppman Director of Academic Support Services / Academic Services ..........................................................................................................................................................................................Matthew Geibel Associate Director / Academic Services .........................................................................................................................................................................................................................Amanda DiDonato Academic Advisor / Academic Services ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................Ryan Westman Graduate Assistants / Academic Services............................................................................................................................................................................................. Zachary Romash, Marissa Muoio Assistant Athletics Director / Business Operations.............................................................................................................................................................................................................Loren Peterson Assistant Athletics Director / Compliance............................................................................................................................................................................................................................Bridgette Cahill Coordinator / Student Athlete Development & Special Projects...............................................................................................................................................................................Melanie Calderwood Equipment Manager......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Clay White Assistant Equipment Manager.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Floyd Nevius Associate Athletics Director / Facilities & Operation............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Kevin Sponzo Assistant Athletics Director / Facilities & Operation.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................Dan Velez Athletics Facilities & Operations Assistant................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Tom Orbacz Associate Athletics Director / External Affairs & Development................................................................................................................................................................................................... Bryan Felt Assistant Athletics Director / Development.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Jay Judge Graduate Assistant / Pirate Blue............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Brian Burke Secretary / Pirate Blue..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Mary Laverty Associate Athletics Director / Recreational Services ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................Kathy Matta Assistant Director / Recreational Services .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Brian Poll Graduate Assistants / Recreational Services.................................................................................................................................................................................................Christopher Carl, Brian Hinz Assistant Athletics Director / Marketing & Promotions............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Kelly O’Neil Graduate Assistant / Athletics Marketing..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................Aimee Gebhardt Band Director / Athletics Marketing...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Debbie Sfraga Cheerleading Head Coach / Athletics Marketing .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................Greg Gilbert Director of Sports Medicine / Sports Medicine ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................Tony Testa Assistant Athletics Trainers / Sports Medicine........................................................................................................................Margeritte Carlson, Chris Esperson, Mallory Klapsogeorge, Mitch Toda Strength & Conditioning Coordinator ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Khyl Farrison Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinators.................................................................................................................................................................................... Angelo Gingerelli, Nanna Rivers Director of Ticket Sales / Ticket Operations............................................................................................................................................................................................................................Richard Bello Director of Ticket Operations / Ticket Operations ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ James Semerad

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Athletics Department..................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 761-9497 Athletics Ticket Office.....................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................275-4255 University Recreation Center ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 761-9730 Recreational Services / Intramurals............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 761-9722 Athletics Department Fax.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 761-9675 Athletics Web Site............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. http://www.shupirates.com

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Aimee Gebhardt Graduate Assistant Athletics Marketing

Kelly O’Neil

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Bridgette Cahill

Melanie Calderwood

Assistant Athletics Director Compliance

Brian Hinz

Loren Peterson

Assistant Athletics Director Business Operations

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Brian Poll

Elizabeth Rathbun

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Assistant Director Digital Media &Creative Services

Dan Velez

Associate Athletics Director Facilities and Operations

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Clay White

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ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

Matt Geibel

Amanda DiDonato

Director Academic Support Services

Ryan Westman

Associate Director Academic Support Services

Academic Advisor Academic Support Services

Zachary Romash

Graduate Assistant Academic Support Services

Intercollegiate athletics is a rewarding extracurricular activity that can add a special dimension to student life. At Seton Hall, all student-athletes participate in the academic counseling program. Director of Academic Support Services for student-athletes, Matt Geibel, and his staff help ensure that student-athletes successfully balance their commitments to academics and athletics. Geibel, Associate Director Amanda DiDonato, Academic Advisor Ryan Westman and two graduate assistant, Marissa Muoio and Zachary Romash provide support along with learning consultants and numerous tutors. They monitor classroom performance by maintaining contact with faculty, monitoring study halls, facilitating advisement and overseeing compliance with university and NCAA academic regulations. The office of Academic Support also coordinates all institutional, regional and national award recognition.

Life Skills Mission To provide life skills support in the areas of academics, athletics, personal development, career development and community service through the distribution of NCAA, BIG EAST Conference and Seton Hall resources. Seton Hall University’s Life Skills program will provide on-going educational opportunities to student-athletes to further develop these areas and make our studentathletes into successful leaders of the future. Athletics Excellence Seton Hall is committed to excellence in all areas and strives to provide its programs with the resources to succeed on the field of competition. The Department of Athletics will seek out top professionals to serve as coaches, athletic trainers, and strength and conditioning specialists who can impart expert knowledge and direction to the student-athletes. Academic Excellence Seton Hall provides a comprehensive academic support program for its Student-Athletes. Specifically, the Office of Academic Support Services for Student Athletes provides tutoring, review sessions, study groups and writing development for Seton Hall student-athletes, as well as regular interaction with faculty. Career Development Seton Hall provides a comprehensive career development program for its student-athletes in conjunction with The Career Center at Seton Hall University. Components of the program range from resume writing and interviewing techniques, to the graduate school application processes, seminars from business leaders within the Seton Hall community and education on post-graduate scholarship opportunities. Personal Development Seton Hall provides several seminars on different personal topics throughout the year. Workshops vary from sports nutrition to hazing prevention, drug and alcohol awareness, and business etiquette.

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Tony Testa

Director Sports Medicine

ATHLETICS TRAINING / STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Mitch Toda

Assistant Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine

Chris Esperon

Margeritte Carlson

Graduate Assistant Recreational Services

Assistant Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine

Mallory Klapsogeorge Assistant Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine

The primary objective of the Seton Hall sports medicine staff is to provide the highest quality of evidenced based health care to the University’s student-athletes. In so doing we strive to limit risk and exposure to injury mechanisms, provide immediate response to all medical needs of the student-athlete and rehabilitate any and all injuries suffered by the student-athlete. The three main goals of the Seton Hall University sports medicine staff are that all student-athletes are safe and free of injury, all student-athletes achieve their maximum athletic potential, and all Seton Hall University Athletic teams achieve BIG EAST Conference success.

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Seton Hall student-athletes enjoy a 2,500-square foot varsity weight room, which opened in the fall of 1997. The facility offers versatile, multipurpose and comprehensive upper and lower body strength training equipment. Among the features of the facility are an Olympic lifting area and cardiovascular equipment such as Stairmasters, treadmills, bicycles and a versaclimber. The room offers free weights, target-loaded machines and circuit training stations. Khyl Farrison, Angelo Gingerelli & Nanna Rivers work with each team to provide expert coaching and guidance.

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BIG EAST CONFERENCE BIG EAST institutions reside in 18 of the nation’s top 50 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. With its newest members, BIG EAST markets contain more than one-fourth of all television households in the U.S. The BIG EAST will welcome UCF, Houston, Memphis, SMU and Temple in all sports in 2013-14. Temple football will join the league in 2012, with Boise State and San Diego State joining the following year and Navy in 2015. Since opening its doors in 1979, the league has won 32 national championships in six different sports and 137 student-athletes have won individual national titles through 2011-12.

The 2012-13 academic year is the 34th in the history of The BIG EAST Conference as the unique consortium marches on competing at the highest level with integrity and sportsmanship. The BIG EAST has gone through membership changes since its birth and continues to make strides in improving the quality and depth of the storied league. The BIG EAST Conference has been always been driven by lofty goals. The outstanding performances of the student-athletes at BIG EAST schools are evidence of the league’s proud tradition of success. The league has always been able to boast that many of its best students are also its best athletes. The 2011-12 year was no different. In the athletic arena, BIG EAST student-athletes again enjoyed success on the national stage. The Georgetown women’s cross country team captured its first NCAA Championship. The win by the Hoyas marked the third-straight year a BIG EAST team has won the women’s cross country championship, with Villanova winning the past two. The Louisville men’s basketball team advanced to the Final Four in New Orleans. Connecticut field hockey reached the NCAA semifinals, as did the Notre Dame men’s lacrosse team. The Irish women’s basketball team and Syracuse women’s lacrosse team each reached the NCAA finals. USF softball reached the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City, Okla., for the first time in program history. The BIG EAST placed two teams in the NCAA Women’s Final Four for the third time in the last four years as Connecticut joined Notre Dame in Denver, with the Fighting Irish advancing to the national title game for the second-straight year. BIG EAST student-athletes won five NCAA championships. Sheila Reid won her secondstraight NCAA Women’s Cross Country title. Syracuse hurdler Jarret Eaton won the 60-meter hurdle championship in the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championship. Notre Dame won the distance medley relay at the same championship. Georgetown’s Emily Infeld won the 3,000-meter run. Carlos Almeida of Louisville won the 200-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships. BIG EAST football maintained its national profile as a competitively balanced group. Three BIG EAST teams won bowl games, while the BIG EAST representative in the Bowl Championship Series won its bowl game for the fourth time in the last seven years- a streak that includes wins against the ACC, Big 12 and SEC champions. The BIG EAST became the nation’s largest Division I-A conference in 2005-06 when five new members began competing – the University of Cincinnati, DePaul University, the University of Louisville, Marquette University and the University of South Florida.

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BIG EAST basketball squads have captured 11 titles in the last 13 years. In 2003-04, Connecticut became the first school in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball titles in the same season. In ’02-03, the BIG EAST became the first conference in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s titles in the same year when the Syracuse men and the Connecticut women captured their respective national championships. The BIG EAST placed three men’s basketball teams in the Final Four in 1985, the only time this has occurred in NCAA history. Proactive movement has been a signature strategy for the conference that was born in 1979. The BIG EAST continually turns challenges into opportunities to become stronger. The conference currently crowns champions in 24 sports. The BIG EAST became a reality on May 31, 1979, following a meeting of athletic directors from Providence College, St. John’s, Georgetown and Syracuse universities. Seton Hall, Connecticut and Boston College completed the original seven school alliance. While the membership has both increased and changed, the focus of the BIG EAST has not wavered. The conference reflects a tradition of broad based programs, led by administrators and coaches who place a constant emphasis on academic integrity. Its student athletes own significantly high graduation rates and their record of scholastic achievement notably show a balance between intercollegiate athletics and academics. Any successful organization has had the good fortune to have outstanding leadership. The BIG EAST primarily was the brainchild of Dave Gavitt, who was the conference’s first Commissioner. Michael Tranghese, the league’s first full-time employee, and for 11 years the associate to Gavitt, became Commissioner in 1990. In his first year, he administered the formation of The BIG EAST Football Conference. John Marinatto was the third commissioner of the BIG EAST, serving from 2009-2012, after seven years as the conference’s senior associate commissioner. The league has long been considered a leader in innovative concepts in promotion and publicity, particularly regarding television. Those efforts have resulted in unparalleled visibility for BIG EAST student athletes. The conference has enjoyed longstanding relationships with CBS, ESPN, Inc. and ABC. BIG EAST men’s basketball games are regular sellouts at campus and major public arenas, including the annual men’s BIG EAST Championship in Madison Square Garden. The women’s basketball championship has led all conferences in attendance for the past nine years. Attendance figures also are significant in soccer and baseball. The BIG EAST has its headquarters in Providence where the conference administers to more than 5,500 student-athletes.

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Name (Inducted, Sport, Decade) Casie Alexander (2004, Volleyball, 90’s) First inductee from the volleyball program… Graduated as alltime NCAA leader in service aces (416). Tracy Baskin (2008, Track & Field, 1983-87) Three-time NCAA All-Anmerica... First NCAA National Champion for Seton Hall. William Belfer (1981, Track & Field, 60’s) School record holder in the shot put and discus and IC4A champion. Roy N. Belliveau (1986, Basketball, Track & Field, 50’s) Record holder in the javelin… Scored 652 career points in basketball. Louis C. Benza (1980, Swimming, 50’s) Three-time Eastern Collegiate backstroke and freestyle champion. Craig A. Biggio (1996, Baseball, 80’s) Career collegiate batting average of .342… Single season school record holder in games played (61) and runs scored (97). Edward A. Blankmeyer (1986, Baseball, 70’s) First player recruited by coach Mike Sheppard… Batted .418 as a sophomore, ranked 18th in the U.S. Alfred Booth (1981, Baseball, 40’s) Played on the 11-0 team in 1942… Batted .477 as a sophomore. Harry T. Boutsikaris (1974, Fencing, 40’s) (Lifetime Achievement Award, 1989) Eastern Intercollegiate Foil and Sabre champion in 1942… Returned as head coach in the 1960’s and coached for nearly three decades. Gregory Boutsikaris (1984, Fencing, 70’s) Compiled a 124-20 career record… Member of three North Atlantic Conference Championship teams. Thomas H. Boutsikaris (1982, Fencing, 70’s) All-American in foil in 1975 and 1976… Posted a 113-3 career record. Robert E. Brennan (1991, Honorary) Avid supporter of Seton Hall athletics, and donated the lead gifts to the campaign for the Recreation Center. Harry Bright (2002, Track & Field, 1948-51) Member of mile relay teams which won the back-to-back Millrose Games titles and the National AAU Sprint Medley Championship. Howard Brock (1982, Track & Field, 70’s) All-American, All-IC4A, and All-New Jersey selection… Ran on 14 championship relay teams. Harry Brooks (1979, Basketball, 50’s) Member of the 1953 NIT Champion team… Scored 856 points in his career. Jodi Brooks (2002, Basketball, 1990-94) Helped Pirates to the NCAA “Sweet 16” and national ranking of 14th in 1994... Honorable mention All-America. Dana Brown (2008, Baseball, 1985-89) Three-time BIG EAST First Team selection... Holds several Seton Hall career records. Mark Bryant (1997, Basketball, 80’s) All-BIG EAST in 1988 and member of the first Pirate team to appear in the NCAA Tournament.

Frederick F. Buechel, M.D. (1981, Wrestling, 60’s) First wrestler to be inducted… Won numerous AAU and collegiate titles. Timothy A. Byron (1997, Baseball, 80’s) In four seasons, never posted a losing record… Owns more career victories than any other pitcher. Martin Caffrey (1989, Baseball, 70’s) Pitched in the College World Series two times… Earned run average ranked among the top 10 nationally. Dan Callandrillo (1989, Basketball, 80’s) Fourth all-time leading scorer (1,985 points)… BIG EAST Player of the Year and the nation’s third leading scorer in 1982. Rev. James A. Carey (1974, Athletic Director) Dynamic administrator who led Seton Hall to national prominence in the 40’s and 50’s. P.J. Carlesimo (2002, Basketball Coach, 1982-94) Coached Pirates to the 1989 Final Four and was the National Coach of the Year... Coached 12 seasons making seven postseason appearances. Owen T. Carroll (1973, Baseball Coach, 1948-72) Legendary coach who had 300 victories as well as two NCAA District II Championships and two College World Series appearances Robert L. Carter (1974, Track & Field, 50’s) Member of mile relay team which won 1951 Indoor Intercollegiate and National Championship. Gary G. Cavallo (1978, Baseball/Basketball, 70’s) Scored 820 points and had 504 career rebounds… Compiled a three-year ERA of 2.31 while making a College World Series appearance. John P. Caufield (1982, Honorary) Established the basketball season ticket program… Conducted basketball and baseball clinics in the city of Newark. Richard Cerone (1982, Baseball, 70’s) All-American catcher and Academic All-American in 1975… Number-one draft choice of the Cleveland Indians in 1975. Pamela M. Cerruti (1991, Basketball, 70’s) Ranks 10th all-time in assists (280) with 817 career points.

Dean V. Cetrulo (1974, Fencing, 40’s) National Intercollegiate Champion in the foil and sabre… Won the bronze medal in both at the 1948 Olympics. Gerald I. Cetrulo (1974, Fencing Coach, 1937-42) Introduced fencing to Seton Hall… Led the Pirates to 70 straight victories, two National Championships, and four Eastern Championships. Leslie S. Chavies (1986, Basketball, 70’s) Ranks seventh on all-time scoring list (1,360 points)… Member of the 1979 EAIAW Small College Champion team. Mary Beth Childs (2008, Honorary) Former two-sport athlete at Seton Hall... Dedicated and loyal contributor. Paul W. Choi (1984, Tennis, 50’s) Posted a 41-3 career record including tournament competition. Harry A. Coates (1975, Track Coach, 20’s-40’s) Coached some of the greatest relay teams in school history, in addition to Olympians. Edwin J. Collins (1978, Honorary) Despite losing part of his lower leg, earned a varsity letter as a goalkeeper for the Seton Hall soccer team. Brian D. Conlan (1979, Football, 30’s) Captain of three Seton Hall football teams, playing both offense and defense. Edward A. Coppola (1977, Honorary) Head athletic trainer for over 30 years. Michael Costigan (2012, Golf, 1996-99) First golfer in school history to capture BIG EAST Championship .. Led Pirates to consecutive appearances in NCAA East Regional. Anthony P. Cuccolo (1991, Basketball, 60’s) Tenacious defender who also scored 921 career points. Phil Cundari (2010, Baseball, 80’s) BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year in 1985... Ranks among the leaders in career wins, starts, and strikeouts. Robin L. Cunningham (1984, Basketball/ Tennis, 70’s) First woman to receive an athletic scholarship and have number retired (32)… Scored 1,003 career points while posting a 52-15 record in tennis singles.

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George Ramos Curvy (2012, Baseball, 1974-77) Seton Hall’s first African-American All-American... Made back-toback College World Series appearances in 1974 and 1975. Morris J. Curotta (1977, Track & Field, 50’s) Ran on mile relay teams which won IC4A indoor and outdoor titles in 1951… Member of 1948 and 1952 Australian Olympic Teams. Gerald E. Dalton (1982, Honorary) Student manager for basketball and track teams… Chairman of the first Hall of Fame Committee. Melvin J. Dalton (1980, Track & Field, 20’s) Undefeated in all cross country and two-mile events in 1925… U.S. Olympic team member in steeplechase in 1928. Samuel D’Ambola (1976, Fencing, 40’s) Member of the 1942 Eastern Intercollegiate Champion team that won 68 straight matches. Alfred Daley (1984, Track & Field, 70’s) Two-time All-American … Member of 1976 and 1980 Jamaican Olympic mile relay teams. Robert E. Davies (1973, Basketball, 40’s) Two-time All-American and leading scorer for three seasons… On NBA’s Silver Anniversary team. Richard E. Dec (1979, Basketball, 60’s) All-America honorable mention… Had 1,123 career points, while never missing a game. Terry Dehere (2002, Basketball, 1989-93) All-time leading scorer and consensus All-American... First Pirate to have his number retired while an active player. Francis E. Delany (1977, Basketball/Baseball, 30’s & 40’s) Four-year member of basketball team and captain of the 15-1 baseball squad. Norman J. Dermody, Jr. (1981, Baseball, 60’s) School record holder in career shutouts (9) and tied for complete games (21)... 1967 Met Conference Pitcher of the Year. Anna Cavanaugh Dierickx (1980, Honorary) First woman inducted into the Hall of Fame… Strong supporter of Seton Hall athletics. Edward A. Dierickx (1973, Honorary) Member of “Friends of Seton Hall University” and an honorary member of the Seton Hall Alumni Federation. Victor J. DiFilippo (1989, Lifetime Achievement Award) Credited with starting the physical education program, teaching for 44 years… One of the first coaches/trainers of Seton Hall athletes. Sue (Dilley) Regan (1989, Women’s Basketball Coach, 1973-85) Won 193 games and made six AIAW Tournament appearances with a title in 1979. Charles Doehler (1997, Freshman Baseball Coach) Freshman baseball coach for 15 years with a winning percentage of .950… Credited with the development of many Seton Hall greats. John V. Donovan, Jr. (1979, Baseball, 70’s) School record-holder for shutouts in a season (5) and complete games (21)… Second in U.S. in 1969 with a 0.62 ERA. Most Rev. John J. Dougherty (1978, Honorary) University President from 1959 to 1969 who held strong beliefs in the value of athletics to education process. Walter J. Dukes, Jr. (1973, Basketball, 50’s) All-American and Haggerty Award recipient… All-time leading rebounder (1,697) and member of the 1953 NIT Champions. William J. Eyres (1981, Honorary)

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One of the major supporters of the university... Founder of the Winners’ Circle for the basketball program. Msgr. Thomas G. Fahy (1975, Athletic Director, 50’s) Served as athletic director for several years in the 1950’s. Larry Falcon (1984, Baseball, 60’s) Owned a 14-4 career record with a career ERA of 1.26. Milton A. Feller (1976, Baseball, 20’s) Outstanding outfielder for the baseball team from 1922 to 1925. Msgr. William Noe Field (1984, Honorary) First basketball season ticket holder after Walsh Gym was built, never missing a home game through 1966. Benjamin F. Fields (1982, Track & Field, 70’s) School record holder in the high jump… All-American in 1975, while ranking among the top 10 high jumpers in the world. Rev. Francis J. Finn (1976, Honorary) One of the originators of the annual “Friends of Seton Hall” dinner. Alfred Frungillo (2012, Honorary) A loyal and dedicated supporter of Seton Hall University, his philanthropic efforts have contributed to the advancement of a number of university, athletics and law school initiatives. Peter X. Finnerty (1976, Baseball/Basketball, 40’s) Captained baseball and basketball teams… Member of the undefeated basketball squad in 1940. Theodore A. Fiore (1980, Baseball, 60’s) All-District II team as an outfielder while driving in 37 runs. Robert B. Fisher (1986, Basketball, 40’s) Second leading scorer on basketball team that posted a 55-5 record over three years. Msgr. Edward J. Fleming (1986, Honorary) Worked to enrich varsity sports at the university… Served as chairman of the Athletic Council. Frank S. Fletcher (1982, Track & Field, 40’s) Ran on world-record setting two-mile relay team in 1942. Frank Fox (2000, Track & Field, ‘40’s) Member of mile relay teams which captured two IC4A and Millrose game championships... Was a 1948 All-American. Leslie A. Fries (1974, Basketball/Baseball, 20’s) Captain of the baseball team and three-year captain of the basketball team. Richard W. Gaines (1978, Basketball, 50’s) Ranks 13th on all-time scoring list (1,511) while on two NIT teams. Nicholas Galis (1991, Basketball, 70’s) Ranks as the 10th all-time leading scorer (1,651) points and 8th

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in assists (410)… Averaged 27.5 ppg, third in nation as senior. George J. Germann, Sr. (1977, Track & Field, 60’s) On 1963-64 National AAU two-mile relay championship team. Herbert J Germann (1978, Track & Field, 60’s) First NCAA Champion in school history in any sport (1,000 yard run). David Gerstein (2004, Honorary) Co-founder of the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund and co-chair of the Richie and Sue Regan Endowed Fund for Athletics. John Gibson (2000, Track & Field Coach, 1945-72) Legendary coach who guided Seton Hall athletes to numerous national and intercollegiate championships, in relays and individual events. Nolle Graham (2012, Track & Field, 1998-02) A five-time All-American... Named Most Outstanding Performer at the 2001 BIG EAST Outdoor Championships. Adrian Griffin (2010, Basketball, 1991-94) Scored 1,414 career points, won Haggerty Award, and was a member of 1993 BIG EAST Championship squad. Ozelina Gorham (1997, Basketball, 80’s) Ranks second all-time in four categories- points (1,668), rebounds (1,224), steals (252), and field goals made (665). James Hanna (1976, Soccer, 50’s) Three-time All-American… Played for teams which put together two 18-game unbeaten streaks. Michael W. Hannon (1975, Basketball/Baseball, 50’s) Member of the 1953 NIT Champions… Hit .355 while playing right field. Flirtisha Harris (2004, Track & Field, 90’s) Earned All-America status in 400 meter run or 1600 meter relay 13 times during her career. Todd Heimer (1986, Baseball, 70’s) Notched a 20-7 career pitching record with a career 2.92 ERA. Edward J. Heine, Sr. (1978, Baseball/Football/ Basketball/Track, 10’s) Only four-sport letterman in school history with a total of 11. John C. Henderson (1974, Honorary) Loyal athletics fan who was member of the University Board of Trustees. Kevin Hennessey (1989, Track & Field, 60’s) Won three national championships as a member of the two-mile relay teams. Ian Hennessy (2006, Men’s Soccer, 80’s) Led SHU to three BIG EAST titles and was Most Outstanding Player twice... Third Team All-American in 1987

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Frank J. Hill, Sr. (1977, Basketball Coach, 1911-30) Compiled a 191-75-1 record as head coach. Shaheen Holloway (2012, Basketball, 1996-00) Three-time All-BIG EAST selection... Ranks as the school’s alltime leader in assists and among the top-three in steals. Robert Holm (1989, Basketball, 40’s) Standout for teams that won 39 straight games over a two-year span. Rev. John J. Horgan (1976, Athletic Director) Athletic Director from 1960 to 1972… Responsible for the building of the athletic “bubble”. Donald Horn (1997, Honorary) Founder of the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund in 1960, known then as “Friends of Seton Hall University”. Msgr. Michael W. Hornak (1977, Basketball/Baseball, 20’s) Gifted athlete who played baseball and basketball. Paul Horowitz (1984, Honorary) Historian and publicity director for first 10 years of the Athletic Hall of Fame. Kenneth House (1978, Basketball, 70’s) One of four athletes to have compiled 1,000 points (1,670) and 1,000 rebounds (1,149) in career. Robert A. Issler (1980, Baseball/Golf, 70’s) Undefeated as a freshman pitcher… Won both Metropolitan and New Jersey Public Golf Championships. Peter D. Jones, Sr. (1979, Baseball/Basketball, 10’s) Third leading scorer on the basketball team for two seasons. Charles Joseph (1986, Track & Field, 70’s) Two-time All-American and All-IC4A honoree eight times. Arturas Karnisovas (2008, Basketball, 1990-94) Scored over 1,500 career points and led Pirates two BIG EAST Tournament Championships. O. Lawrence Keefe (1976, Honorary) Was the first full-time sports information director. Msgr. James F. Kelley (1975, Honorary) Youngest person to serve as president of a university when appointed in 1935. Rev. Michael E. Kelly (1986, Honorary) Member of the University Athletic Council and chairman of the Athletic Hall of Fame… Chaplain to the football and wrestling teams. Louis E. Kernan (1973, Honorary) Member of the Board of Trustees, former president of the

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“Friends of Seton Hall University”, and member of the President’s Advisory Board. Raymond Keyes (1980, Baseball, 30’s) Shortstop who compiled a career average of .377. Sacha Kljestan (2012, Soccer, 2003-05) First-Team All-American in 2004 and Third-Team selection in 2005... Led SHU to three NCAA Tournament appearances. Kenneth Kunzman (2004, Honorary) Co-founder of the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund and co-chair of the Richie and Sue Regan Endowed Fund for Athletics. Aaron Kurtzman (1981, Swimming, 50’s) All-American in the butterfly while winning three Eastern Intercollegiate titles. James Lampariello (1991, Administration) Director of Sports Promotion from 1978 to 1982. Thaddeus S. Lepcio (1973, Baseball, 50’s) Member of the 1950 NCAA District II Champions that qualified for the College World Series. Msgr. Richard Liddy (2008, Administration) Men’s Basketball Chaplain for over two decades... Former acting University Chancellor John P. Ligos (1984, Basketball, 50’s) On team that compliled a record of 60-25 and qualified for two NIT berths. Msgr. Charles E. Lillis (1976, Athletic Director) Athletic Director from 1927 to 1945… Founder and director of the Seton Hall Track Carnival.
Chester A. Lipski (1975, Track & Field, 40’s) Anchor of the two-mile relay team that set a then-world record at the 1942 Navy Relief Games. Charles F. Lorenzo (1979, Basketball, 50’s) Member of three NIT teams in the 1950’s… Scored 775 points in his career. Melvin Knight (1978, Basketball, 70’s) Had 775 career points and 243 rebounds, despite playing just 50 career games because of injuries. Robert N. Knoth (1978, Baseball, 40’s) One of the greatest hitters in baseball history, hitting .485 and .403 in his career. John A. Macknowski (1975, Basketball, 40’s) Member of the 1946-47 team that went 24-3. Edward W. Madjeski (1977, Baseball/Basketball/ Soccer, 30’s) Earned nine letters in three sports. Albert L. Mamaux (1975, Baseball Head Coach, 1937-

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42) Compiled a 69-19 record, with an undefeated season in 1942. Phyllis A. Mangina (1991, Basketball/Softball, 80’s) All-time leader in steals (269) and tied for second in assists (441). Rev. John J. Mannion (1989, Honorary) Served as University chaplain for athletic teams and the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund. Richard E. Marks (1979, Baseball, 50’s) Owns a career batting average of .377 for 1958 and 1959 Metropolitan Conference champions. Peter Matischak(2010, Soccer, 80’s) Schools all-time leader in points (152), goals (59), and assists (34)... Named BIG EAST Player of the Year in 1986. Francis P. Meehan (1973, Baseball/Basketball, 10’s) One of the first “big men” to play college basketball. Nick Menza (1989, Soccer Coach, 1958-84) Second on all-time coaching wins list for soccer with 106 in 27 seasons. Megan Meyer (2010, Softball, 2002-05) Won back-to-back BIG EAST Championships in 2004 and 2005... Two-time All-American... Schools all-time leader in wins (81) and strikeouts (686). Peter A. Milone (1986, Fencing, 40’s) Four-time gold medalist at the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference championships with a 127-5 record. Charles Mitchel (1991, Basketball, 60’s) Scored 944 points in his career. John J. Monteleone (1977, Baseball/Soccer, 60’s) Career batting average of .335 and honorable mention AllAmerica as a goalkeeper. John Moon (1997, Track & Field Coach, 1972-Present) Three-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year and 1994 National Women’s Coach of the Year… Has coached 19 Olympians and 64 All-Americans. John Morris (1989, Baseball, 80’s) All-America First Team as a junior… Set 12 records while playing. Matt Morris (2004, Baseball, 90’s) First Team All-American in 1995… First round draft pick of St. Louis Cardinals and eventual National League All-Star. John Morton (1997, Basketball, 80’s) Member of 1989 Final Four team who ranks 11th on all-time scoring list (1,621). Glenn Mosley (1984, Basketball, 70’s) One of four players to record 1,000 points (1,441) and 1,000 rebounds in a career… Led nation in rebounding in 1977 (16.3). Rev. Daniel A. Murphy (1980, Honorary) Considered one of the prime authorities on Seton Hall athletics history. John Murphy (1989, Basketball & Tennis Coach, 1960’s-80’s) Assistant basketball coach for 10 years and freshman team coach for eight. Thomas A. Murphy (1974, Honorary) Served as a scout for basketball coaches John “Honey” Russell and Richie Regan. Stephen Nagy (1975, Baseball, 40’s) Posted a collegiate pitching record of 22-1 with 13 consecutive wins. Al Negratti (1997, Basketball, 40’s) Key member of the John “Honey” Russell teams that compiled a record of 71-7. Julius Nicolai (2006, Baseball, 50’s)

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One of the top pitchers in the country during his time... Ranked eighth nationally with a 0.83 ERA in 1957. William T. Nolan (1975, Baseball, 50’s) All-American in his senior season with a batting average of .392. Pat O’Kelly (1997, Soccer, 80’s) First Team All-American and BIG EAST Player of the Year twice… Academic All-American and Hermann Trophy Finalist. Rev. John J. Outwater (1976, Baseball/Basketball, 20’s) Captain of the basketball team from 1924 to 1927. Patrick M. Pacillo (1991, Baseball, 80’s) Third team All-American in 1984… Helped team to a 41-13 record and an NCAA East Regional berth. Susan G. Patton (1991, Women’s Tennis Coach, 197290) Posted winning seasons in 17 of 18 years, with a career record of 162-57-1… Won the NJAIAW championship in 1982 and 1983. Michael Paul (1991, Track & Field, 80’s) BIG EAST Indoor Champion in the 400 meters in 1981… Ranked number-two in the world in the 400 meters. Edward R. Petrie (1978, Basketball, 50’s) Scored 943 points during his career… Member of 1955-56 NIT team. Derrick Peynado (1989, Track & Field, 80’s) Seven-time All-American and Member of 1981 and 1982 BIG EAST indoor champion teams. Kenneth P. Pine (1978, Basketball/Baseball, 40’s) On basketball team that won 41 consecutive games while posting a 25-3 pitching record. Joseph E. Polinski (1986, Soccer, 50’s) Led the team in scoring from 1950 to 1952. Austin M. Prokop (1977, Fencing, 40’s) Member of Eastern Intercollegiate Championship team and individual titlist in the foil. Charles Puleo (1984, Baseball, 70’s) Had a 21-7 record with 172 strikeouts for two College World Series teams. William Raftery (1984, Head Basketball Coach, 1970-81) Career record of 154-141 with four ECAC post-season berths and two NIT bids. Ramon Ramos (2006, Men’s Basketball, 1985-89) Led Seton Hall to the 1989 NCAA Championship game... First Team All-BIG EAST player, shot .557 from the floor in his career. James R. Reardon (1981, Honorary) Co-founder of the Owen T. Carroll Diamond Club. Richard J. Regan (1973, Basketball) Ranks 20th on all-time scoring list (1,167) and member of the 1953 NIT Champions… Had 112 wins as coach. Rev. Francis D. Reynolds (1982, Basketball/Baseball/ Football/Track, 20’s) Star fullback for the football team and a high jumper. James E. Reynolds (1979, Honorary) Served on the Alumni Board of Directors… Charter member of the “Friends of Seton Hall”. Paul Riccardi (1981, Fencing, 40’s) Won four Eastern Intercollegiate epee titles and U.S. Intercollegiate foil title. Arnold W. Ring (1980, Basketball, 50’s) Member of three NIT teams, including 1953 champions… Earned All-NIT Second Team honors. George Ring (2010, Honorary, 1962-65) Generous contributor to Pirate Blue Athletic Fund and several

other initiatives... The building which houses the offices for Pirate Blue bears his name. Joseph S. Ritter, M.D. (1980, Baseball, 50’s) Captain of the 1959 team and District II All Star at shortstop. Joseph M. Robertson (1975, Honorary) Involved with the Winners’ Circle, the Diamond Club, and “Friends of Seton Hall”. Marteese Robinson (2002, Baseball, 1985-87) Nation’s leading hitter in 1987 for the BIG EAST champion team... Named the NCAA’s Co-Player of the Year and an All-America. John D. Russell (1973, Head Basketball Coach, 1937-43, 1949-60) Coach of the 1953 NIT championship… Holds a career record of 295-129. John Rutherburg (1997, Basketball, 40’s) Member of teams from 1940 to 1942 which won 41 straight games. Edward A. Sadowski (1974, Basketball, 30’s) All-America honorable mention in 1940. Geraldine Saintilus Smith (2010, Women’s Basketball, 1986-89) Program’s higest scorer with 1,804 career points. Robert Saugstad (1981, Golf, 60’s) Placed in top 10 individuall as team earned a fourth-place finish at the 1968 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Golf Championships. Frank B. Saul, Jr. (1973, Basketball, 40’s) First basketball player to score 1,000 career points (1,011). James H. Scheick (1979, Football, 60’s) Club Football All-American in 1968 and 1969. Manfred Schellscheidt (2008, Soccer Head Coach, 1988-present) Guided the Pirates to over 200 victories and two BIG EAST titles. Albert M. Senavitis (1982, Basketball, 60’s) Top playmaker who scored 904 career points. William R. Sheppell (1975, Soccer, 40’s) Three-time All-American (1948-50) who scored 3l career goals. Michael Sheppard, Sr. (1996, Baseball Head Coach, 1973-03) Led teams to 12 NCAA Tournament bids and two College World Series appearances… Three-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year. Michael Sheppard, Jr. (1991, Baseball, 80’s) Outstanding fielding shortstop, had 115 consecutive chances without making an error. Thomas J. Sheridan (1977, Honorary) Worked at Seton Hall for over 30 years… Has annual award in his

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memory for baseball player. Harry F. Singleton (1976, Basketball/Soccer/Baseball, 20’s) Seton Hall’s first All-Eastern selection in basketball and soccer. Kelly Smith (2008, Soccer, 1997-2000) First women’s soccer player to be inducted... Two-time NCAA statistical champion in goals and points per game. Charles Slade (1979, Track & Field, 50’s) Member of two Intercollegiate champion mile-relay teams and squad which won five straight championship events at MSG. Eugene Smith (2010, Golf, 1997-2000) Won BIG EAST Individual title in 2000 and won a school-record six tournaments during his tenure. Frank L. Spatuzzi (1980, Baseball, 30’s) Played four years, hitting over .400 two seasons. Andrew W. Stanfield (1973, Track & Field, 50’s) Three-time National AAU 60 yard and 200 meter champion… Won three Olympic gold medals in 1952 and 1956. Msgr. Edwin V. Sullivan (1997, Honorary) Baseball team’s chaplain for over 25 years. John H. Suminski (1982, Basketball, 60’s) Scored 846 points in his career. Golden L. Sunkett (1981, Basketball, 60’s) Holds the single season assist record (197) and per game average (8.57). Phillip Thigpen, Sr. (1976, Track & Field, 40’s) National AAU 1,000 yard champion in 1948 and three-time IC4A champion. Frank J. Tracey (1979, Honorary) High school basketball coach who had tremendous influence in bringing athletes to Seton Hall. John S. Tracey (1977, Baseball, 60’s) All-American in 1964 for team which went to College World Series. Msgr. Joseph P. Tuite (1989, Honorary) Assistant athletic director and director of the basketball office in the 1940’s. Frank Turner (2004, Track & Field, 40’s & 50’s) Member of mile-relay team that won IC4A and NYAC championships at MSG… Ran lead-off leg on dominant relay teams of the early 1950’s. Gregory M. Tynes (1986, Basketball, 70’s) One of only three players to have over 2,000 career points, 2,059 3rd all-time… Honorable mention All-American. John W. Valentin (1996, Baseball, 80’s)

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Nicholas G. Werkman III (1972, Basketball, 60’s) Second on the all-time scoring list (2,273) career points… One of four players with over 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. Mark Whitford (2010, Honorary, 1990-93) Former wrestler who perished during the attacks of September 11, 2001. Richard S. Wieczezak (1982, Baseball, 60’s) All-America third team and member of 1964 College World Series squad. Angela Williams (2006, Track & Field, 80’s) First female All-American at SHU, earning the honor twice... Competed at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics. Shana Williams (2008, Track & Field, 1989-93) Seven-time NCAA All-America and 13-time BIG EAST Champion... First woman in BIG EAST history to win the outdoor high jump four times. Robert Wussler (2006, Honorary) Generous supporter of Seton Hall athletics... Former member of the Board of Regents

All-American third team and All-BIG EAST, hitting .392 as a junior. Andrew Valmon (1997, Track & Field, 80’s) Three-time All-American and holder of three records… Two-time Olympic gold medalist on 1984 and 1988 mile relay teams. Maurice Vaughn (1996, Baseball, 80’s) Three-time All-American and BIG EAST Player of the Decade… School’s all-time career leader in home runs and RBI. Jerry Walker (2004, Basketball, ‘90s) 1993 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year… Led Pirates to two BIG EAST titles and three NCAA appearances. Frank E. Walsh, Jr. (1991, Honorary) Major supporter of the University’s athletic program… Chair of the Board of Regents. Robert F. Wanzer (1974, Basketball, 40’s) Led 1946-47 team to a 24-3 and had number retired… Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Louis F. Welaj (1981, Baseball, 40’s) Helped Pirates put together a 26-game winning streak over 1941 and 1942 seasons.

Dana Wynne (2004, Basketball, 90’s) All-time leader in rebounding in BIG EAST play… Led nation in rebounding in 1996… Three-time honorable mention All-America. A. Zachary Yamba (1980, Soccer, 60’s) Scored 21 goals in 1962, a record that lasted for 24 years. Hector Zamora (2006, Men’s Soccer, 90’s) One of the finest men’s soccer players at SHU... First Team AllAmerican and adidas Scholar-Athlete All-American as a senior. * Special thanks to Robert L. Carter ’51, a 1974 Hall of Fame Inductee, for his assistance in the compilation of this list.

PIRATE BLUE ATHLETIC FUND

Recognizing Seton Hall University’s long and distinguished athletic history, the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund was founded in 1985 by Pirate legend Richie Regan ’53 as the University’s athletic fund-raising vehicle. Through annual contributions, Pirate Blue enables the University to fund critical initiatives such as recruiting, travel, equipment, facilities, and academic advising. The funds raised through Pirate Blue are essential in allowing Seton Hall to remain competitive in the BIG EAST Conference. Pirate Blue members have a special connection to the Seton Hall athletic program, as they receive exclusive benefits and invitations, while also playing a key role in the continuing advancement of our student-athletes.

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Craig Biggio

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NOTABLE ALUMNI Craig Biggio, Former Professional Baseball Player, Houston Astros Mark Bryant, Former Professional Basketball Player; Current NBA Assistant Coach, Oklahoma City Honorable Brendan T. Byrne, Former Governor of New Jersey Richard “Rick” Cerone, Former Broadcaster, Baseball Network; Former Professional Baseball Player, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Montreal Expos Raymond G. Chambers, Philanthropist, Chairman of the Amelior Foundation, Inc. Joseph Clark, Former Principal, East Side High School (portrayed in the film Lean on Me); Consultant/Lecturer Ronald J. Cicenia (Carey), Actor Chuck Connors, Actor, The Rifleman, Arrest and Trial, Cowboy in Africa and The Yellow Rose. Baseball career with the Brooklyn Dodgers and Chicago Cubs. Basketball career with the Boston Celtics Samuel Dalembert, Professional Basketball Player, Sacramento Kings Robert Dubill, Executive Editor, USA Today Richard Ensor, Commissioner, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Jack Gallagher Jr., President, Drake Bakeries David B. Gerstein, President, Thermwell Products Company, Inc. Adrian Griffin, Current NBA Assistant Coach, Milwaukee Bucks, Former Professional Basketball Player Honorable Katherine J. Sweeney Hayden, Federal Court Judge, U.S. District Court of New Jersey James “Jim” Hunter, Lead Radio Announcer, Baltimore Orioles Sacha Kljestan, Professional Soccer Player, Anderlecht (Belgian Professional League); Member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team George J. Kresge, “The Amazing Kreskin”, Magician Helen Lerner, Mega Millions Lottery Winner Bob Ley, Sports Broadcaster ESPN, ABC Matt Morris, Former Professional Baseball Player, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates

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Bart S. Oates, Vice President, Gale & Wentworth, Inc.; Former Professional Football Player, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers Honorable Donald M. Payne, U.S. Congressman (D-NJ) Bill Raftery, Sports Broadcaster, ESPN, CBS Nicholas L. Ribis, President and CEO, Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts Thomas Sharkey, Chairman, Fleet Insurance Advisors Donald Skwar, Executive Editor/Sports, Boston Globe Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, California Representative Andrew O. Valmon, Head Track and Field Coach, University of Maryland; Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Maurice “Mo” Vaughn, Former Professional Baseball Player, New York Mets, Anaheim Angels, Boston Red Sox E. Duke Vincent, Vice-Chairman, Spelling Television; Executive Producer, Spelling Television Shows (Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place) Richard J. “Dick” Vitale, Sports Broadcaster, ESPN, ABC; NBA Hall of Famer Max M. Weinberg, Former Music Director Late Night with Conan O’Brien; Drummer, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Shana Williams, Professional Track Athlete; 1996 & 2000 United States Olympic Team Member Robert J. Wussler, President and CEO, Ted Turner Pictures, LLC

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Matt Sweeney Assistant Athletics Director / Athletics Communications Contact For: Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s/Women’s Golf, Volleyball Sweeney e-mail...........................................................matthew.sweeney@shu.edu Vincent Novicki Assistant Director / Athletics Communications Contact For: Women’s Basketball, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Soccer, Softball Novicki e-mail..........................vincent.novicki@shu.edu Adam Satz Communications Assistant / Athletics Communications Contact For: Tennis, Men’s/Women’s Cross Country, Men’s/Women’s Swim and Dive Satz e-mail.....................................................................................adam.satz@shu.edu

Athletics Communications Secretary

The Office of Athletics Communications at Seton Hall welcomes your continued interest in the University and its athletics program. For information, interviews, photographs and credentials, please call (973) 761-9493 or e-mail the respective sport contact. MEDIA CREDENTIALS Credentials for media covering Seton Hall at Walsh Gym, Owen T. Carroll Field, Ivy Hill Park or on the University’s campus should be attained by contacting the Office of Athletics Communications by phone at (973) 761-9493, by fax at (973) 761-9061, or by emailing the respective sport contact. Seton Hall reserves the right to revoke press credentials at any time for any reason. PHOTO CREDENTIALS All photographers attending Seton Hall home athletics contests must wear proper credentials. Request for credentials should be made in advance by contacting the Office of Athletics Communications by phone at (973) 761-9493, by fax at (973) 761-9061, or by emailing the respective sport contact.

INTERVIEWS All requests for player or coach interviews, either in person or via phone, must be arranged through the Office of Athletics Communications. Advance notice of at least 24 hours is preferred. BROADCASTS All requests to broadcast Seton Hall athletics contests should be made in writing; they must be approved by Seton Hall Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons. Please contact the Office of Athletics Communications for specific information particular to each sport. PRESS ROW Only accredited members of the media will be issued credentials to cover Seton Hall athletics, and only those issued passes will be permitted to sit on press row. Members of the media are reminded that press row is a working area and cheerleading for either the home or visiting team will not be tolerated. MEDIA SERVICES Seton Hall University and opponent’s game notes, up-to-date statistics, BIG EAST Conference notes and statistics, and game flip cards will be available to working members of the media. Halftime and final statistics and will also be distributed on press row when applicable. Fax services are available upon request. POST-GAME Seton Hall coaches and student-athletes are available for comment following a post-game cooling off period. Locker rooms are closed to the media.

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MONTCLAIR STATE

South Orange, N.J.

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Lawrenceville, N.J.

at Loyola (Md.) Quad Meet

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Baltimore, Md.

at Iona College

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South Orange, N.J.

at Saint Peter’s University

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2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Jersey City, N.J.

15-17 at Patriot Invitational

4:00 p.m.

New Rochelle, N.Y.

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5:00 p.m.

Fairfax, Va.

10:00 a.m.

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at Villanova University

Philadelphia, Pa.

at University of Connecticut

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Storrs, Conn.

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at Bucknell University Invitational

Lewisburg, Pa.

at Rutgers University Tri Meet

1:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m.

South Orange, N.J.

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4:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m.

Piscataway, N.J.

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