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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

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•Seton Hall Athletics Vision For Excellence In accordance with the Mission of Seton Hall University, the results and goals of this report are incorporated under our student-athlete centered vision that is focused on four principles:


Compete with honor, sportsmanship and integrity, while assuring our studentathletes reach their full potential and are a source of pride for the Seton Hall University community.


By continuing to provide the necessary resources to each and every student-athlete, Seton Hall Athletics will strive to graduate each of our athletes while pushing them towards academic excellence.


Through administrative and coaching leadership each team competes for conference and national championships.


The Seton Hall Athletics Department, at all times and in all facets of its operation, will exercise fiscal diligence while enhancing the involvement of our supporters to help us achieve our student-athlete centered vision and goals.

Seton Hall Athletics Department Mission Statement The mission of the Department of Athletics and Recreational Services is to ensure that the intercollegiate athletics and recreational programs represent and reflect the missions and goals of the University. By providing quality opportunities and programs that reflect high academic, moral and athletic standards, Seton Hall University enables all student-athletes to maximize their personal potential. The Department is committed to ethnic, racial, cultural and gender diversity along with attention to inclusion of the physically challenged. By providing challenging recreation opportunities and quality facilities for all members of the Seton Hall community, Athletics and Recreational Services seeks to create a sense of community spirit and pride among all constituents: students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni.


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•letter from patrick lyons With Seton Hall Athletics moving into a new era of competition in the revamped BIG EAST Conference, this is truly a landmark time in the history of our department. Now more than ever, the support of the Pirate faithful is integral to the success of our student-athletes. Throughout this report, you will find the many significant accomplishments, enhancements and successes enjoyed by our studentathletes, programs and athletics community. None of these undertakings would be possible without the generous backing of you, Seton Hall’s proud alumni, students, parents and fans. It was another banner year for Pirate Blue with a new record set for fundraising. Your support has directly resulted in ensuring that our student-athletes have the resources necessary to compete at a high level. As we take a moment to celebrate our past achievements, it is important to reinforce our need to perpetually improve and continue to provide an atmosphere that is conducive to our student-athletes achieving their fullest potential on the fields of play, in the classroom and in the community. Thanks to your support, we continue to take major steps forward in the enhancement of the student-athlete experience. Go Pirates!

PATRICK LYONS Director of Athletics

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•big east/fox sports partnership

Seton Hall University was part of a landmark conference realignment during the 2012-13 academic year. Joined by six longtime league members (DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John’s and Villanova) and three new associates (Butler, Creighton and Xavier), Seton Hall helped form the NCAA’s 32nd Division I conference officially on July 1, the reincarnated BIG EAST Conference. The shift in conference affiliation was a result of the defection of six original BIG EAST schools, within a 15-month span, that departed to join higher caliber football conferences. To protect the athletic interests of the student-athletes and to align the University with like-minded institutions, Seton Hall was part of the eightmonth movement to complete the transition to a new, but familiar conference home. The ‘Catholic Seven’, as media reports tabbed the pioneering institutions, sought to retain the renowned BIG EAST Conference name. Four of these Universities, including Seton Hall, were founding members of the original conference making it only fitting to still be affiliated with a conference name representative of the rich athletic history and tradition these schools helped create. Then focus turned to securing Madison Square Garden to remain the home for the BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Tournament. The “World’s Most Famous Arena” was a key to the original conference’s explosion, after BIG EAST founder and former commissioner, the late Dave Gavitt, took the tournament to midtown Manhattan in 1983. It is the site where the Pirates have celebrated memorable moments, including two BIG EAST Championships. Extending the existing lease agreement with Madison Square Garden through 2026 to keep the marquee tournament at center stage in the media capital of the world was a high priority for the future of the revamped conference.


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•big east/fox sports partnership

FOX Sports became the lynchpin to making the new BIG EAST Conference a reality. The official announcement of the unprecedented partnership that granted the national network exclusive media rights came on March 20 at the FOX News studio in New York City. It was a historic day as the league also introduced Butler, Creighton and Xavier. The 12-year deal with FOX Sports came in conjunction with the launch of a new national cable network, FOX Sports 1, which acquired rights to all BIG EAST action. FOX Sports 1 made its debut on August 17 with distribution in over 90 million homes at its launch date, putting the conference on a premier platform to showcase its teams and studentathletes. BIG EAST commissioner Val Ackerman was appointed on June 26 to lead the reconstituted 10-team conference. A high-level sports executive with 25 years of experience, Ackerman’s distinguished and accomplished career includes executive posts at the National Basketball Association, the Women’s National Basketball Association and USA Basketball. During Ackerman’s introductory press conference she announced the BIG EAST Conference would be headquartered in New York City. Competition in the new BIG EAST Conference will commence during the 2013-14 academic year. It will serve as the home to all 14 of Seton Hall’s athletic programs.

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•student-athlete academic performance The following provides a detailed listing of the academic achievements of Seton Hall student-athletes during the 2012-2013 academic year. •

Senior student-athletes graduating with Honors – May 2013: Magna Cum Laude – 8 Cum Laude – 10

• 171 Big East Academic All Stars for the 2012-2013 academic year (71% of all Seton Hall student-athletes) • Softball and Volleyball earned the 2011-2012 Big East Team Academic Excellence Award for earning the highest team grade-point average among all softball and volleyball programs in the Big East Conference (announced subsequent to submission of last year’s annual report)

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Dean’s List Fall 2012: 125 students (52% of all student-athletes) Spring 2013: 113 students (47% of all student-athletes) Men’s Golf, Softball, Women’s Golf, Women’s Tennis and Women’s Volleyball earned national recognition for academic excellence for ranking in the top-10 percentile for Academic Progress Rating (APR).

• The cumulative GPA for all studentathletes is now 3.251, the highest it has ever been

Fall 2008 Spring 2009 Fall 2009 Spring 2010 Fall 2010 Spring 2011 Fall 2011 Spring 2012 Fall 2012 Spring 2013

Semester GPA 3.056 3.131 3.128 2.966 3.182 3.193 3.145 3.219 3.281 3.237

Cumulative GPA 3.059 3.114 3.140 3.115 3.163 3.174 3.207 3.223 3.243 3.251

• Chi Alpha Sigma – National College Athlete Honor Society Seton Hall inducted its eighth class (29 students) during an annual ceremony. This requires student-athletes to maintain a minimum 3.4 cumulative grade-point average through their junior and senior year.

The cumulative GPA for all student-athletes is now

3.251, the highest it has ever been

26 senior student-athletes earned the Seton Hall Merit Scholar Award this spring for graduating with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.2 and above.


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•individual Recognition NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Winner Brittany Hammer - Softball NCAA Woman of the Year Nominees Alexandra Maseko – Women’s Basketball (Big East Conference selection) Olivia Trudeau – Volleyball Capital One Softball Second Team Academic All-America Brittany Hammer - Softball Capital One District 2 All-Academic First Team Brittany Hammer – Softball Rhodes Scholarship Finalist Alexandra Maseko – Women’s Basketball (Zimbabwe) Women’s Tennis 2013 ITA Scholars Karina Cordero Martinez Chloe Sher Rocio Portela-Berrios Maria Rodriguez del Rosario Anna Guryanova Julia Keenan

Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship (Northeast Region winner) Chloe Sher National Golf Coaches’ Association All-America Scholars Hannah Basalone – Women’s Golf Alison Kruse – Women’s Golf Erin McClure – Women’s Golf College Athletic Administrators of New Jersey (CAANJ) Scholar Athletes of the Year – 2013 Nominees Brittany Hammer – Softball Jonathan Prosinski – Baseball

Big East Sport Excellence Awards – 2012-2013 Nominees: Patrik Auda – Men’s Basketball Alexandra Maseko – Women’s Basketball Jonathan Prosinski – Baseball (AWARD WINNER) Chloe Sher – Women’s Tennis Hannah Basalone – Women’s Golf (AWARD WINNER) Andrea Shuba – Women’s Swimming and Diving Joseph Lacus – Men’s Swimming and Diving Brittany Hammer – Softball (AWARD WINNER) Alyssa Warren – Volleyball

ECAC Scholar Athletes of the Year Brittany Hammer – Softball Michael Genovese – Baseball Big East Scholar Athlete of the Year Nominees Patrik Auda – Men’s Basketball Alexandra Maseko – Women’s Basketball Jonathan Prosinski – Baseball Brittany Hammer - Softball

•team academic highlights Volleyball Women’s Volleyball earned the American Volleyball Coaches’ Association Team Academic Award for the 2012-2013 academic year Tennis Women’s Tennis earned the 2013 ITA All-Academic Team Award Men’s Golf Men’s Golf earned the Golf Coaches’ Association of America 2012-2013 Outstanding Team Academic Award Presented by Farmers Insurance

Swimming & Diving Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving were named Scholar All-America Teams by the College Swimming Coaches’ Association of America

Hannah Basalone

Women’s Soccer Women’s Soccer earned the National Soccer Coaches’ Association of America Team Academic Award

Brittany Hammer

Olivia Trudeau

Jon Prosinski

Chloe Sher

Alexandra Maseko

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•student-athlete academic performance The 2012-13 academic year saw Seton Hall University’s student-athletes excel in the classroom; collectively the Pirates posted a combined cumulative grade point average of 3.251, the highest in school history. Three individual studentathletes truly stood out as academic and community leaders in softball’s Brittany Hammer, women’s basketball’s Alexandra Maseko and baseball’s Ryan Sullivan. Hammer, who served consecutive terms as Seton Hall’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President, picked up a litany of postseason honors based on her outstanding academic and athletic achievements. She was named a Capital One Second-Team Academic All-American and was one of just 29 female spring winners of the prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Hammer was named the Seton Hall Athletics Female Student-Athlete of the Year and received the SHU Most Valuable Pirate Award. The BIG EAST Academic All-Star was also the recipient of a BIG EAST Sports Excellence Award. A Third-Team All-BIG EAST selection for her exploits on the field, Hammer served as one of the cornerstones for the Pirates offensively and defensively. She started all 51 games for Seton Hall at shortstop, ranking third on the team with a .335 average while racking up a team-high nine doubles and 37 runs scored to go along with 16 RBI. Hammer’s 37 runs scored were the fifth-most in a single season in program history and she graduates ranked seventh in school history in doubles (29) and batting average (.310) and eighth in base hits (161) and runs scored (93).

Brittany Hammer

Maseko was the 2013 BIG EAST Nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year award after she wrapped up a career-best year on the court. She was one of just seven finalists selected to interview for the Rhodes Scholarship in her native country Zimbabwe, flying home to interview for the award in person just before the start of BIG EAST play. Maseko is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, the National Collegiate Honor Society, and was one of Seton Hall’s two female nominees for BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year. Averaging a career-high 5.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, Maseko started all 31 games at forward for the Pirates. She recorded a team-best three doubledoubles, including a 16 points, 10 rebound performance in a victory over Pittsburgh, which landed her on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll. Maseko was nominated for the BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Sportsmanship Award in large part because of her commitment to community service; her most notable activity was collecting basketball shoes to distribute to Zimbabwean youth basketball players when she was home to interview for the Rhodes Scholarship.

Alexandra Maseko

Sullivan was named the Seton Hall Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was also tabbed as a Seton Hall Academic Merit Award winner. The broadcast and visual media production major was a three-time BIG EAST Academic All-Star and graduated in May with honors. Sullivan started 44 of his 50 games played and finished the season with a .239 batting average, four triples and 12 stolen bases, which ranked fourth on the team. His performances as the Pirates’ designated hitter in the 2013 BIG EAST Championship resulted in a spot on the All-Tournament Team. Sullivan hit .357 at the BIG EAST Championship including a 3-for-5 day at the plate with two runs scored in Seton Hall’s 7-2 victory over St. John’s. Ryan Sullivan


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•big east academic all-stars Baseball

Cross Country – Men’s

Soccer – Men’s

Swim & Dive – Men’s

Jonathan Beaubien Luke Cahill Daniel Ditusa Anthony Elia Alex Falconi Brett Fontenelli Michael Genovese Zachary Granite Dillon Hamlin Scott Kalamar Conor Krauss Steven Lombardi Jose Lopez Giuseppe Papaccio Adnan Pjetrovic Jonathan Prosinski Edward Ras Douglas Ruhlman Ryan Sullivan Gregory Terhune Zachary Weigel

Jacob Bast Anthony Cramond Ryan Flannery Jared Hanko Cory Hellwig Mark Jannucci Carl Johnston Joseph Martinelli Tyler Orner John Walsh Kevin Walsh

Boluwatife Akinyode Daniel Bartok Christian Battistesa Kevin Bonder Mateusz Brela Mario DeClerico Lucas Della Ventura Adriano Gabriele Julian Kennedy Michael Kuzan Eric Lagg Victor Manosalvas Kevin Matthews Konrad Plewa

Austin Acheson Matthew Benson Gregory Black Timothy Bosse Eric Davidson Ian Delisio Joseph Giovine Ian Keyser Joseph Lacus Richard Lessard James Logan Benjamin Mitchell Tyler Naumann Brian Pauling



Bridget Costantino Maria DeLuca Samantha DeMasi Danielle DeStaso Jackie DiPietro Sara Haefeli Brittany Hammer Meredith Henze Whitney Jones Faith Laudano Jennifer Metzger Casey Moses Jordan Moses Alexandra Rabbetts Kaylyn Sanbower

Karina Cordero-Martinez Anna Guryanova Julia Keenan Alexandra Landert Rocio Portela-Berrios Maria Rodriguez del Rosario Puiwing Sher

Basketball - Women’s Alexandra Maseko Jasmine McCall Brittany Morris Elaine Swaby

Basketball – Men’s Patrik Auda Haralds Karlis Brandon Mobley Kyle Smyth

Cross Country – Women’s Amanda Catherall Christina Chafos Nyala Eddings Allyson Guieb Marigot Lustyk Kristen May Mary Migton Briana Miller Felicia Mingrone Louisa Ozimek Amanda Quaglia Hughnique Rolle Ruth Ryan Samantha Young

Golf – Women’s Stacie Ballou Hannah Basalone Ali Kruse Samantha Massei Erin McClure Haley Van Es Karlie Zabrosky

Golf – Men’s Sung Cha Brian Dempster Robert Harper Kamaal Khatumal Marc Kunesch Parker Mann Kevin Sanislo

Soccer – Women’s Cristina Barthel Rachel Friedman Emily Hansinger Meghan Hayes Alyssa Kelly Marie Klemme Kristin Kosch Gina Maiorana Kristina Meier Taylor Mims Margaret Nicolle Jennifer Pettigrew D’Yonna Riley Katlyn Ritter Amie Ruhe Angie Shehaj Alyssa Stipcak Alexis Urbanski Rebecca Warrington

Swim & Dive – Women’s Kathleen Adams Isabelle Alario Rae Congdon Sarah Dougherty Katherine Dwyer Kerrie Kolackovsky Gabriella Levine Megan Mallon Kelly Markwell Leah Mayer Cora Meehan Kelly Miller Megan Mostoller Marielle O’Connor Brenna O’Keefe Alexa Santis Andrea Shuba Gabrielle Signorelli Alison Zelenky

Volleyball Samantha Duncan Jamie Froning Hannah Hugeback Kayla Kohler Kalie Marshall Shelbey Manthorpe Stacey Manthorpe Kelly Palma Kacey Richards Ashani Rubin Simona Sekulova Olivia Trudeau Alyssa Warren

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•postseason honors

volleyball Alyssa Warren Libero of the Year Second-Team All-BIG EAST

women’s basketball Brittany Morris Second-Team All-BIG EAST

baseball Mike Genovese Third-Team All-BIG EAST

softball Maria DeLuca Second-Team All-BIG EAST


volleyball Shelbey Manthorpe First-Team All-BIG EAST

baseball Giuseppe Papaccio Third-Team All-America First-Team All-BIG EAST

baseball Brian Gilbert Third-Team All-BIG EAST

softball Brittany Hammer Third-Team All-BIG EAST

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volleyball Stacey Manthorpe Second-Team All-BIG EAST

baseball Jon Prosinski First-Team All-BIG EAST

baseball Sal Annunziata Third-Team All-BIG EAST

women’s tennis Chloe Sher All-BIG EAST

men’s basketball Fuquan Edwin Honorable Mention All-BIG EAST

baseball Zack Granite First-Team All-BIG EAST

softball Danielle DeStaso Second-Team All-BIG EAST

women’s golf Christina Cantú All-BIG EAST

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9/18 East Meadow, N.Y.

Sophomore Ali Kruse shot back-to-back rounds of two-over par 74 to capture the St. John’s Intercollegiate Tournament individual title. She became just the second student-athlete in program history to claim a tournament’s individual crown and she led the Pirates to a second-place team finish, just one stroke behind host St. John’s.

1/27 South Orange, N.J. Behind 19 points from senior Brittany Morris and 11 points and five assists for sophomore Ka-Deidre Simmons the women’s basketball team defeated Rutgers University, 45-42, snapping a 12-game losing streak to the Scarlet Knights that dated back to the 2002 season.

2/26 Newark, N.J. Junior Fuquan Edwin drained a go-ahead three-pointer with just under nine seconds remaining to lift the men’s basketball team to a 66-65 victory over Villanova University, snapping a 10-game skid against the Wildcats. Edwin finished with 18 points and seven rebounds in the winning effort.

4/24-5/14 South Orange, N.J. The baseball team went on an incredible run, winning 13-straight games, the nation’s longest win streak, over a 23-day stretch. The streak included nine straight wins over conference foes and a 5-3 victory over Michigan on May 14, at Citi Field to conclude the impressive run.

5/5 Washington, D.C. The softball team wrapped up its first trip to the BIG EAST Tournament since 2009 in dramatic fashion, beating Georgetown, 2-1, in the regular season finale. Sophomore Sara Haefeli smacked a solo home run in the top of the seventh inning to break a 1-1 deadlock and lift SHU to the win.

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Fuquan Edwin thrived in a focal role for the Pirates emerging as one of the premier players in the BIG EAST Conference last season. The rising senior from Paterson, N.J. is making a legitimate case to be considered one of the top-four year players in Seton Hall men’s basketball history.

the eighth-highest mark in the conference. He became the 40th player in Seton Hall history to score 1,000-points and just the 23rd to do so in less than three full seasons. Edwin reached the plateau on Jan. 27 against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden.

One year after becoming the first BIG EAST player to lead the nation in steals (3.0 spg, 2011-12), Edwin again put his defensive tenacity on display finishing second in the conference averaging 2.4 steals. It topped off a stat line that also included six rebounds and two assists per game.

Edwin has quickly climbed the Pirates’ statistical charts excelling on both ends of the court. The 6-6 guard will enter his final season in South Orange on pace to break Seton Hall’s career steals record, a mark that has stood for over 30 years. He is also in striking distance with his 1,213 career points to advance into the top-10 on the program’s illustrious scoring list.

A starter in all 33 contests, he torched the nets for 63 three-pointers, and finished fifth on Seton Hall’s single-season chart with a 41.2% mark from downtown. Edwin buried his biggest three of the season in game-winning fashion. With eight seconds remaining on Feb. 25 at the Prudential Center, he capped off a thrilling come-frombehind victory over BIG EAST foe Villanova, 6665. The win snapped a 10-game skid against the Wildcats.

Edwin collected First Team All-Metropolitan honors and garnered three weekly awards from the conference in 2012-13. He was named BIG EAST Player of the Week on Dec. 10 after averaging 23.0 points and 8.5 rebounds in a pair of victories over Wake Forest and NJIT, becoming only the 19th player in Seton Hall history to be named BIG EAST Player of the Week. At the annual Student Athlete Advisory Committee Awards Banquet, Edwin was recognized as Co-Junior Athlete of the Year.

In the top all-around season of his career, Edwin collected 2012-13 All-BIG EAST honors after leading the Pirates with 16.5 points per game,


morris Seton Hall’s prolific three-point shooting senior Brittany Morris enjoyed a spectacular final season donning the blue & white, leaving her mark on the women’s basketball program’s record books while leading the Pirates to some of their most impressive wins over the last decade. Morris scored over 400 points during the 201213 season, draining an SHU single-season record 74 three-point field goals to finish ranked 20th in program history with 997 career points. She earned Second-Team All-BIG EAST honors and was also named Second-Team All-Met, averaging 13.7 points per game and starting at guard in all 31 of the Pirates’ contests.


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Morris saved many of her top performances of the season for when the lights shined the brightest, guiding the Pirates to a number of critical victories in big spots. Seton Hall defeated Rutgers, 45-42, on Jan. 27, marking the first time SHU picked up a victory over its in-state rival in 11 years; Morris led the way with a game-high 19 points.

In the first round of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship it was Morris once again leading her team to a critical 60-55 win over the Cincinnati Bearcats. She scored a game-high 18 points and was 4-for-4 from the free throw line during the final 60 seconds of action, lifting Seton Hall to its first postseason victory since 2009.

Senior night saw St. John’s enter Walsh Gymnasium for a regular season finale showdown and Morris torched the Red Storm for a career-best 28 points behind a 5-for-11 shooting performance from beyond the arc. It was Seton Hall’s first win over St. John’s in 10 attempts.

Morris finished her career ranked first in school history in three-point field goals made with 178 and three-point field goal attempts, firing 571 over a four-year stretch. She led Seton Hall in scoring 20 times during her senior campaign, scoring in double figures 22 times and compiling 20 or more points on six occasions.

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Papaccio In May, Giuseppe Papaccio (Nutley, N.J.) completed one of the most impressive singleseasons in Seton Hall baseball history. Among several honors, he became the first Seton Hall student-athlete recognized as an All-American by Collegiate Baseball since David Kim in 1997. Unanimously named a First Team All-BIG EAST selection and New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association’s (NJCBA) Player of the Year, Papaccio finished ranked third in the BIG EAST with a .365 batting average and led the conference in doubles. Further showing his prowess for the two-base hit, he set Seton Hall’s career record with 56 doubles and tied the aforementioned Kim’s single-season Pirate record with 24.

Named BIG EAST Player of the Week following his seven-hit, 11-RBI performance in three wins at Cincinnati, Papaccio helped guide the Pirates to one of their most successful seasons in program history. Batting primarily in the cleanup position in the Seton Hall lineup, he helped pace the Pirates to the second-best team batting average in the BIG EAST. Papaccio led Seton Hall in seven offensive categories, including batting average, slugging percentage and RBIs.

Papaccio graduates as one of the finest position players to ever wear a Seton Hall uniform. With 237 career hits, only three players in Pirates’ history have garnered more. Only two Pirates have played in more games and only former teammate A.J. Rusbarsky has had more at bats. On June 8, Papaccio was selected in the 18th round of the 2013 Major League Baseball FirstYear Player Draft by the Chicago Cubs.

One of the finest defensive shortstops in the conference, Papaccio started all 56 games in the field and led Seton Hall’s defense to the top fielding percentage in the BIG EAST and by far the fewest errors.


Warren In its first year under head coach Allison Yaeger, the Seton Hall volleyball program posted its highest win total in a decade, registering 18 victories behind a stout defense that finished the season atop the BIG EAST in opponent hitting percentage. The unquestioned anchor of SHU’s stingy defensive unit was junior Alyssa Warren (Joliet, Ill.) who stood out for the Pirates for many more reasons besides her distinctive libero jersey. Warren was a relentless force for The Hall throughout 2012, playing in all 28 matches and leading the team in digs in all but one of those appearances. She went on to lead the BIG EAST and set a new school record with 659 total digs on the year, a record-breaking run of excellence that included two single-match performances of 40 digs or more.

With her play, Warren firmly entrenched herself in the conversation among the upper echelon of defensive players in the nation. Her 5.88 digs per set average was the seventh-highest among all Division I females, and the most by a studentathlete competing in a BCS conference. Her defensive wizardry did not go unnoticed within the league as at year’s end she was dubbed the BIG EAST Libero of the Year, becoming the first Pirate ever to earn the honor, and also landed a spot on the All-BIG EAST Second Team.

Assistant Coach Allie Matters (1,945) on the school’s all-time list.

Truly a model student-athlete, Warren’s impact extends far beyond the court. A perennial BIG EAST Academic All-Star, the Illinois product served as Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC) Vice President in 2012-13, was inducted into the National College Athlete Honor Society – Chi Alpha Sigma – in the spring and also was one of four SHU student-athletes who participated in a Varsity Catholic mission trip to Puerto Rico, Already one of the most prolific defenders ever to helping run a free sports camp for area youth. suit up for Seton Hall, Warren was named Seton Hall Junior Female Athlete of the Year. She will enter her senior year with 1,742 career digs to her credit, trailing only former SHU great and current

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•FIVE SIGN MLB CONTRACTS After a historic Seton Hall baseball season, which saw the Pirates win their most games since 2000, five student-athletes signed professional contracts with Major League Baseball franchises.

Four players Brian Gilbert (Toms River, N.J.), Jon Prosinski (Skillman, N.J.), Zack Granite (Staten Island, N.J.) and Giuseppe Papaccio (Nutley, N.J.) were selected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) First-Year Player Draft on June 7 and 8. A fifth, Greg Terhune (Washington, N.J.) signed as a free agent a week later. The five signings are the most since six signed following the 1997 season. Closer Brian Gilbert was the first Pirate selected in the Draft, a seventh round choice of the Minnesota Twins on June 7. The dominant right-hander excelled at Seton Hall for three seasons in multiple roles, before establishing himself as one of the top closers in the BIG EAST Conference. Named to the All-BIG EAST Third Team, he led the conference with 25 games finished and tied for sixth in the BIG EAST with six saves. Named NJCBA Fireman of the Year, Gilbert pitched to a career-low 2.40 ERA. Jon Prosinski was also selected on June 7, a 10th round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies. One of the greatest pitchers in Seton Hall history, Prosinski made a school record 57 career starts with the Pirates over four seasons. A two-time BIG EAST First Team selection, no pitcher in Seton Hall history has thrown more innings or struck out more batters, and only one pitcher has won more games. Appointed to the All-BIG EAST First Team for a second straight year, he was named NJCBA Pitcher of the Year and Seton Hall’s Senior Male Athlete of the Year. ”Pretty much Seton Hall turned out to be the perfect place for me,” Prosinski said. “I could not have been happier. I am grateful for the coaches and teammates I had there. I had a great four years to help me get to this point. To finish there and go play professional baseball is a dream come true.” On June 8, Zack Granite became the second Pirate to be selected by the Minnesota Twins, joining teammate Brian Gilbert, with a 14th round selection. In just three seasons, Granite became one of the top leadoff men in Seton Hall baseball history. As a junior, he was named First Team All-BIG EAST and All-NJCBA, while setting career-highs of 35 stolen bases and 59 runs scored, both second-most in the conference. Giuseppe Papaccio was the final former Pirate to be selected in the MLB Draft. He was chosen in the 18th round by the Chicago Cubs. Named a Third Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association and Collegiate Baseball, Papaccio is coming off one of the finest offensive seasons in Seton Hall history. Unanimously named a First Team All-BIG EAST selection and New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association’s (NJCBA) Player of the Year, he finished ranked third in the BIG EAST with a .365 batting average and led the conference in doubles. “This has been such an amazing experience,” Papaccio said. “For me, it was made sweeter because I was drafted on my 22nd birthday.” A week after the MLB Draft, Greg Terhune signed a free agent contract with the Los Angeles Angels. After spending much of his time as a reliever in the prior three seasons, Terhune became one of the most dominant weekend starters in the BIG EAST in 2013. A First Team All-NJCBA selection, he led Seton Hall’s regular starters with a 2.33 ERA, tied for fifth-best in the BIG EAST, and a .218 opponent batting average, tied for fourth-best. “Playing baseball for my profession… it’s a dream come true,” Terhune said. “It’s weird to say that I’m playing professional baseball and it’s my job. I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else and I’m just having a great time.”


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•pirates in the community In 2012-13, Seton Hall Athletics reaffirmed its commitment to being an active force in the community. During the year, members of Seton Hall’s varsity athletic programs continued to aggressively seek outlets through which to make a positive impact, totaling more than 2,000 hours of service while raising in excess of $25,000 to help benefit a diverse set of charitable causes. SHU student-athletes united to support a multitude of departmentwide endeavors. Among these collective efforts were a number of exciting new initiatives, highlighted by the “Reading with the Pirates” Program and a budding relationship with America’s Grow A Row Program. First implemented by the women’s basketball program in 201112, Seton Hall Athletics introduced the revamped “Reading with the Pirates” Program early in the fall, expanding the participant pool to members of all 14 varsity programs. Representatives from various teams traveled together throughout the year to area schools, interacting with students while also imparting the importance and value of reading. In the first of what will be many joint ventures between the Pirates and the Grow A Row Program, more than 50 student-athletes helped prepare vegetables from a local farm for distribution to area food banks. In their four hours on the farm, the studentathletes in attendance helped the organization set a new record for produce harvested in a single day. SHU also continued the fight against hunger through its fifth-annual “Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge” as members of each team combined to make nearly 1,800 sandwiches for those in need.

Other highlights of the many cooperative projects included the second-annual Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Gatorade Pong Tournament. In support of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), over 60 student-athletes made donations and competed in the event. Four student-athletes, baseball’s Scott Kalamar and Jamie Froning, Olivia Trudeau, and Alyssa Warren of volleyball, took a mission trip to Puerto Rico, where they worked with Varsity Catholic to coordinate a sports camp for kids. A number of SHU programs were also unified in the fight against cancer. Both the men’s and women’s soccer programs “laced up” for pediatric cancer, once again donning gold shoelaces to assist the Go 4 The Goal Foundation in raising awareness for pediatric cancer. To further the fight, the entire baseball team shaved their heads in solidarity with children who live with cancer as a part of a BaseBald event in conjunction with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. Volleyball hosted its annual Dig Pink match and women’s basketball once again participated in the national Play4Kay campaign, both in support of breast cancer research while women’s tennis held a fundraiser to help battle ovarian cancer. Earlier this summer, community outreach projects such as these were reclassified as a part of the newly unveiled Helping Athletes Learn to be Leaders (H.A.L.L.) Program. For more information on The H.A.L.L. Program, visit and don’t forget to follow @SHUHALLProgram on Twitter.

saac officers


Brittany Hammer

Alyssa Warren

Jennifer Pettigrew

Chris Selden


Vice President


Public Relations

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Senior Ryan Sullivan (pictured) and the entire baseball team shaved their heads in solidarity with children fighting cancer as part of the BaseBald event benefiting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The Pirates raised over $2,000 for the foundation in one day.

e Members of the men’s basketball team spent a day in February visiting with children in the


A total of 30 teams comprised of SHU student-athletes made donations and competed in the second-annual “Gatorade Pong” tournament, with all funds raised benefiting Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).

f programs and members of the athletics staff assisted in welcoming incoming freshmen to


Over 50 student-athletes traveled to a farm in Milford, N.J. in support of America’s Grow A Row organization, harvesting an organizational record number of vegetables to help supply local food banks.


More than 150 student-athletes were on hand for the fifth-annual “Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge,” resulting in nearly 1,800 sandwiches that were donated to Eva’s Village to help feed those in need.

pediatric unit of Saint Barnabas Medical Center

As part of a longstanding SHU Athletics tradition, representatives from all 14 varsity campus in the fall.

g The Pirates kicked off their inaugural “Reading with the Pirates” Program at Briarwood

Elementary School in Florham Park, N.J. Throughout the year, student-athletes visited a number of area schools to engage students and promote literacy. Through Varsity Catholic, a division of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FO-

h CUS), four Pirates traveled to Puerto Rico on a mission trip where they assisted in a sports camp for local kids.

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•the student-athlete experience saac awards banquet

The Seton Hall University Department of Athletics held its annual Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Awards Banquet on, April 25, honoring student-athletes for their scholastic and athletic achievements as well as their service to the community during the 2012-13 academic year. The SAAC Awards Banquet recognizes accomplishments in all three areas, honoring the essence of what it means to be a student-athlete. The academic awards were presented by Matt Geibel, Director of Academic Support Services for Student-Athletes, and Faculty Athletic Representative, Dr. Laura Schopmmann. As a group, Seton Hall University student-athletes currently hold a cumulative GPA of 3.251, a new all-time high. The SAAC banquet provided the opportunity to highlight their collective commitment to academic excellence and reward those who have performed at an exceptional level in the classroom. The team academic awards, given to the men’s and women’s teams with the highest cumulative GPAs after the fall 2012 semester, went to men’s cross country (3.414) and women’s tennis (3.616). The Scholar Athlete of the Year Awards were awarded to the senior student-athletes with the highest cumulative grade point averages after the fall 2012 semester. Baseball’s Ryan Sullivan, a Broadcast and Visual Media/TV Production major took home the men’s award while the female award went to softball’s Brittany Hammer, a marketing major and SAAC President. Both graduated in May, Sullivan with honors and Hammer magna cum laude. The Freshman Scholar Athletes, the two freshmen with the highest GPA for the fall semester, were Katie Adams of the women’s swimming & diving team and Adnan Pjetrovic from the baseball squad. The Seton Hall Academic All-Star Team, comprised of the 10 upperclassmen with the highest cumulative GPA, included Hannah Basalone and Ali Kruse of the women’s golf team, Mateusz Brela of men’s soccer, volleyball’s Sam Duncan, Carl Johnston, Tyler Orner and John Walsh of the men’s cross country team, Alyssa Kelly from the women’s soccer team, Mary Migton of women’s cross country, softball’s Jen Metzger, and Maria Rodriguez and Chloe Sher from women’s tennis. This year’s spirit award was presented to Anna Negron, a senior member of the Seton Hall Dance Team. In addition, awards were presented to one outstanding male and female athlete from the freshman, sophomore and junior classes.


















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•the student-athlete experience Pirate Blue Senior Awards Dinner

The Seton Hall University Department of Athletics hosted its secondannual Pirate Blue Senior Awards Banquet on May 7, at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood, N.J. The event was introduced in 2012 and aims to provide a platform to recognize the seniors from all 14 of Seton Hall’s varsity athletic programs for their outstanding achievements as student-athletes in front of their coaches, teammates, family and friends. Each senior student-athlete is also presented with a framed jersey or team specific commemorative item to honor their contributions to the university. The marquee awards of the night honored Seton Hall’s Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year. The 2013 recipients were Brittany Morris of women’s basketball and baseball’s Jon Prosinski. Morris took a tremendous step forward as an individual in her final season at The Hall, the culmination of a career in which she steadily improved from year to year. A starter in all 31 games for SHU in 2012-13, Morris led the Pirates in scoring and established herself as one of the most dynamic guards in the conference, capturing Second Team All-BIG EAST and Second Team All-Metropolitan honors at year’s end. Morris leaves South Orange as the program’s all-time leader in three-pointers and ranks 20th in school history with 997 career points. On the diamond, Prosinski continued to cement his status as one of the most prolific hurlers to don a Seton Hall uniform. The Skillman, N.J. native more than lived up to his distinction as BIG EAST Preseason Pitcher of the

Year, taking the ball each Friday and delivering with unrivaled consistency for The Hall. He ascended to the top of the program’s all-time games started, innings pitched, strikeouts and shutout lists, and only one Pirate has ever posted more wins. In addition to these two awards, Brittany Hammer of softball was selected to receive the second-ever Student Most Valuable Pirate Award. Every year at the SAAC Awards Banquet, a member of the Athletics staff is given the Most Valuable Pirate Award in recognition of their service to the department. The Student Most Valuable Pirate Award highlights a senior student-athlete who has displayed leadership and dedication, and made exemplary contributions not only in the field of competition, but also in the classroom and in the Seton Hall community. The banquet also included academic recognition from Director of Academic Support Services Matthew Geibel. In addition to recognizing Hammer, Alexandra Maseko of women’s basketball and Prosinski as Seton Hall’s BIG EAST Scholar Athlete of the Year nominees, Hammer and Ryan Sullivan of baseball were honored as SHU’s Scholar Athletes of the Year, a distinction given to the female and male senior student-athletes with the highest cumulative GPAs. Geibel also announced Seton Hall’s 26 recipients of an Academic Merit Award, given to senior student-athletes who have maintained at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average.

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•the student-athlete experience Leadership Forum

The Seton Hall University Department of Athletics hosted its Second-Annual Leadership Forum for current student-athletes on March 25, welcoming an all-SHU alum panel of business professionals to Walsh Gymnasium for a night of discussion, interaction and networking opportunities. After the successful inaugural edition was limited to seniors and juniors only, this year’s forum was expanded to include sophomores as well. Consistent with the vision behind the introduction of the event, student-athletes in attendance had the opportunity to listen to and meet with a diverse group of industry leaders that could impart valuable knowledge regarding the wealth of opportunities available to current students as well as recent graduates and the steps an aspiring professional can take to help differentiate themselves in a highly-competitive landscape. “The Leadership Forum is an unique opportunity to listen and get in touch with successful alumni who once were in the same position as many of us,” said Marie Klemme, a junior on the women’s soccer team and marketing major. The panel discussion, moderated by the voice


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of the Pirate Sports Network Jon Schaeffer, included Joe Abruzzese, a veteran and leader of the broadcasting industry who currently serves as the President of Advertising Sales for Discovery Communications; Lisa LaBruno, Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and a former member of the SHU faculty; Richard C. McMahon, who in 15 years at retail giant Bed Bath & Beyond has risen to the position of Chief Strategy Officer & V.P. Corporate Operations and President/Chairman – International and Michael Lucciola, a member of the Seton Hall University Board of Regents who has served as the Managing Director of the Firefly Group, a private investment and advisory company, for over a decade. During the discussion, the panelists were asked to share their personal thoughts on being proactive during the undergraduate years, how to best network and create valuable, lasting relationships in an increasingly digitalized business environment and the importance of being prepared and having an educated plan when entering the job market. In addition to the question and answer session

as a part of the formal event, there was also a cocktail reception held in the Walsh Lobby where the student-athletes were afforded an opportunity to have one-on-one conversation with each of the speakers. “I enjoyed the opportunity to speak with so many of our student-athletes and to be a part the alumni panel,” said Lucciola who earned his MBA in Finance Concentration from Seton Hall in 1986 after graduating with a BS in Political Science two years earlier. “Seton Hall student-athletes develop unique, transferable skills throughout their undergraduate experience that make them very marketable when they enter the workplace,” he continued. “An event like this is a great opportunity for them to hear advice and insight that can outline the steps for their professional development.” “I really appreciate events like this,” added Klemme. “They inspire, and motivate myself and others to create a personal brand that will help us acheive our goals once we leave Seton Hall.”

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•the student-athlete experience pirate Blue Thank-A-Thon

The Pirate Blue Athletic Fund held its third annual Student-Athlete Thank-A-Thon on Monday, April 8 in the Seton Hall Sports Polling Center. All 14 Seton Hall athletic programs were represented as over 25 studentathletes volunteered their time to call Pirate Blue donors to thank them for their financial support of Seton Hall Athletics. “The Thank-A-Thon is an annual event that has become a tradition for student-athletes directly affected by our supporters to reach out and say “Thank You”. Our student-athletes get to know those donors who generously give to Pirate Blue and are able to interact with them on a personal level,” said Patrick Lyons, Director of Athletics. “This is also a great way for our athletes to speak to our supporters about their experience here at Seton Hall as a student-athlete.” Throughout the evening, each student-athlete delivered a simple but sincere message: “Thank You.” “It was great to speak to a variety of supporters from various sports and generations to hear about Seton Hall and to say “Thank You”. I enjoyed getting to know those people who have, and will continue to help Seton Hall grow,” said Jon Ropson, a junior on the swim team. The student-athletes were able to call approximately 1,100 donors to thank them for all their annual contributions to Pirate Blue. Studentathletes also wrote to more than 150 randomly selected donors to thank them for their support of Seton Hall Athletics.

“The success of this event in years past has made it a highlight each year for not only the student-athletes but the donors as well,” added Lyons. “With all of the great things going on in the athletic department with the current construction, the Pride and Excellence Capital Campaign and the Pirate Pride Challenge, we have a lot to thank our donors for and to ask for their constant support as we continue to improve the athletic department and Seton Hall.” Pirate Blue donors should know that regardless of their gift amount and/or if they received a call/thank you note through the Thank-AThon, their contributions make a difference in the student-athletes lives. The next time the phone rings, it might very well be a Seton Hall student-athlete calling to say thank you.

Men’s basketball players Sterling Gibbs (left) and Brandon Mobley (right)

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

Seton Hall Athletics is proud to introduce the newly founded H.A.L.L. (Helping Athletes Learn to be Leaders) Program. The culmination of a dedicated effort to centralize a number of student-athlete development initiatives, the H.A.L.L. Program will serve to further supplement the student-athlete experience at SHU in areas that transcend any workout room or field of play. In accordance with the university’s mission of cultivating servant leaders, the stated mission of the H.A.L.L. Program is to “be the catalyst that transforms high school graduates into student-athlete leaders, and then leaders in the professional world.” Through a carefully crafted, five-pronged system, the H.A.L.L. Program is intended to not only guide studentathletes through their time as a Pirate, but provide first-hand experiences that will enable them to become trailblazers in their chosen fields as well. The program’s efforts will be focused on offering continued opportunities for education and participation in the following areas: Leadership Development, Student-Athlete Welfare Enhancement, Academic and Athletic Success Initiatives, Community Enrichment, and Spiritual Growth. By employing this concentrated approach, Seton Hall Athletics aims to continue its tradition of providing a wellbalanced experience that provides student-athletes the opportunity to compete at the highest level, and equips them with the tools and skills necessary to continue to do so once their playing career has concluded. “We are very excited about the launch of our H.A.L.L. program,” said Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons. “We have introduced a number of initiatives in this area over the last few years and getting this program off the ground was


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considered a priority for all involved. Here at Seton Hall, we remain dedicated to not only promoting athletic success, but creating an atmosphere that stimulates and supports the growth of our student-athletes as individuals as well.” “This is something that I, along with the department, feel strongly about,” Lyons continued. “We look to continue to set a standard in student-athlete development and I believe this program will serve to further that pursuit.” “Seton Hall places an emphasis on providing its studentathletes with the resources they need to succeed during and after their college careers,” added Roberto Sasso, Assistant Athletic Director/Student-Athlete Development & Leadership. “Our primary function as an institution is to offer a diverse experience that will empower students to be successful after graduation and the implementation of the H.A.L.L. program is another example of Seton Hall Athletics’ commitment to this endeavor.” Sasso, who played a major role in the development of the program and will function as its director, joined the SHU staff in the spring of 2013 and brought with him a wealth of experience in dealing directly with student-athletes. A former student-athlete himself at Florida International University, he came to The Hall after playing a similar role for the BIG EAST Conference. While an employee at the league office, he served on the BIG EAST Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) of Administrators and was charged with a wide array of responsibilities related to the conference’s personal development projects. For an in-depth look at the H.A.L.L. program and all that it offers, please visit and don’t forget to follow @SHUHallProgram on Twitter.

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Mission Statement The mission of the H.A.L.L. Program is to over the course of the student-athletes’ time at Seton Hall University, be the catalyst that transforms high school graduates into student-athlete leaders, and then leaders in the professional world.

Program Components Leadership The H.A.L.L. Program places a heavy importance on Leadership and building leaders in the community while they are student-athletes. The goal is for the student-athletes to take what they’ve learned, and their experiences, and make a difference in the community and the professional world after they graduate. Student-Athlete Welfare Enhancement The Student-Athlete Welfare component of the H.A.L.L. Program is broken down into two sub components, Student Life and Professional Development and Career Planning. It is important to educate the student-athletes on general life skills for college and beyond, as well as preparing them for life after graduation are considered valuable educational elements of the program. Academic & Athletic Success Initiatives An important component of the H.A.L.L. Program is the close relationship with Academic Support for Student-Athletes. This office focuses on successfully balancing the student-athletes’ commitments to academics and athletics. With that goal in mind, they monitor classroom performance by maintaining contact with faculty, monitoring and administering study halls, facilitating advisement, and overseeing compliance with university and NCAA academic regulations. Community Enrichment Service to the community has long been at the core of Seton Hall’s mission. This is a sentiment that extends into the athletics community and is deeply rooted in the experience of a Seton Hall student-athlete. In recent years, there has been a renewed focus among the 14 varsity programs regarding community involvement. Each team has adopted a variety of causes, ensuring that their impact is not limited to the confines of the playing field. Each year, student athletes participate in a number of on-campus and off-site events in support of causes ranging from cancer awareness and fighting hunger to promoting literacy. Spiritual Development In partnership with Seton Hall University’s Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), the completely optional Ministry will work to further Seton Hall’s Catholic mission based on the Catholic tradition. Some goals of the program are to: • Establish a “student chaplain” for each team who is responsible for prayer and other ministry related activity • Encourage coaching staffs to allow for prayer, bible study, and mass attendance while on team travel whether a priest is present or not • Offer formation to coaching staffs related to sharing their own faith and how it impacts their own lives as models of inspiration for athletes

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Our Teams: team highlights

Women’s Soccer (7-12 overall, 2-9 conference) • The Pirates came in at No. 10 in the NSCAA Northeast Region rankings on Aug. 28 following a dominant 2-0 win at Lehigh University. • Seton Hall began the 2012 season with four shutout wins culminating in 360 straight minutes of shutout soccer. This start marked the first time since 1998 that the Pirates began a season with three consecutive wins and the first time since 1996 that Seton Hall has played three full games of shutout soccer. • Junior midfielder Ashley Clarke finished the 2012 season with eight assists, tying with Seton Hall Hall of Famer Kelly Smith for the single-season assist record. Clarke’s 12 career assists place her fourth in Seton Hall history. • D’Yonna Riley was named the BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week on Aug. 27 amidst a two game streak that held opponents to nine total shots and .000 on-goal percentage.

• Was one of 24 total players invited to participate in a U.S. National U-20 training camp at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif. Riley and eight others were the only current collegiate athlete representatives attending the camp. • Seton Hall earned an NSCAA Team Academic award for the 20112012 academic year with a team GPA of 3.43. The Pirates’ team GPA ranked fifth overall out of the 14 BIG EAST teams on the list.

Cross Country • The Seton Hall men’s and women’s cross country teams finished in 14th place at the 2012 BIG EAST Championship. This was the highest finish for the women’s squad since 2004 and the fourth consecutive 14th place finish for the men’s squad. Senior Hughnique Rolle led for the women in 77th and senior Jared Hanko placed 80th to lead the men. • The women’s squad finished sixth at the Metropolitan Championships, an improvement of five spots over last year. Rolle placed 22nd out of 123 female competitors. The men’s team finished the meet in 9th place.

• Each squad had three second-place finishes during the regular season, with both placing second at the Hofstra Brick Stone Run and UMES Cappy Anderson Invitational. • The men’s cross country team won the 2012-13 BIG EAST Team Excellence Award for having the highest collective GPA. • Junior Nyala Eddings emerged as the top finisher for the first time in her career with a 5K time of 19:53.1, which ranked her 54th out of 177 female runners at the ECAC/IC4A Championships. Freshman Ryan Flannery made his mark by becoming the first male other than Hanko to lead the team since the 2011 season. His time of 27:22.7 earned him 45th place out of 151 runners at the meet.


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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Our Teams: team highlights


Women’s Swimming & Diving

(18-10, 6-9 conference) • Seton Hall recorded the most victories since 2003 (20-13) and posted a total of nine wins on the road. • The Pirates racked up a 12-match winning streak throughout Sept. that held opponents to wins in just nine sets. This dominating run included three BIG EAST opponents and an impressive six sweeps. • Senior Olivia Trudeau finished her career as the only Pirate in Seton Hall history to achieve over 1,000 career assists (2,807) and 1,000 digs (1,044). These figures place Trudeau fourth and ninth respectively in the Seton Hall career record book. • Junior Alyssa Warren finished the season with 5.88 digs per set, placing her seventh in the NCAA individual rankings and first in the BIG EAST. Warren earned All-BIG EAST Second Team and BIG EAST Libero of the Year honors on Nov. 15. She currently ranked second in Seton Hall history in career digs (1,742) • Sophomore Shelbey Manthorpe doubled her previous season high (four) with eight triple doubles on the year. She ranked 10th in the BIG EAST with a notable 7.6 assists per game and ended the season seventh in Seton Hall history for career assists. She achieved All-BIG EAST First Team honors on Nov. 15 and was also named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll six times (five consecutive) out of seven weeks.

(7-2, 8th in conference) • Finished eighth at the 2013 BIG EAST Championship with 115 points. This rank marks the highest finish for Seton Hall since the Pirates placed seventh at the conference meet in 1995. • The Pirates were named a CSCAA Scholar All-American Team for the fall 2012 semester with a 3.45 team GPA. Seton Hall has received this award every year since 2001. • Five Seton Hall records were broken this season, with four occurring during BIG EAST Championship competition. Junior Kerrie Kolackovsky outpaced her previously top ranked Seton Hall 100-yard breaststroke record by 65 hundredths of a second at the Patriot Invitational on Nov. 16. • Day One of the BIG EAST Championship saw Kolackovsky and the freshman trio of Rae Congdon, Cora Meehan and Leah Mayer break the SHU record for the 800-yard relay. Kolackovsky also broke the 17-year old 200-yard freestyle record held by former BIG EAST Champion Carla Stetter for her opening leg of the 800-yard relay. • Day Two of the Championship saw another set of records broken, with the foursome of senior Alie Zelenky, junior Kelly Markwell, and freshmen Gabi Levine and Rae Congdon shattering the 200-yard freestyle relay record with a time of 1:36.50. Kolackovsky ended her tournament competition by breaking the 2004-2005 record in the 200-yard individual medley.

men’s soccer (6-12, 2-6 conference) • Seton Hall qualified for the 2012 BIG EAST Tournament as the fifth seed in the conference’s Blue Division, marking the team’s first postseason berth since 2007 and 22nd appearance in program history. • Junior Forward Max Garcia was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll twice this season. Garcia earned his first following two goals in a pair of matchups against Army and Princeton. His second appearance occurred after netting the lone goal in the 18th minute of a Pirates’ victory against No. 19 Monmouth. • The Pirates upset #19 Monmouth in a 1-0 showing at Owen T. Carroll Field.

• Junior Forward George Velasquez was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Oct. 8 for the first time in his career. The honor followed a stellar three-goal two-assist performance across a pair of wins against BIG EAST foes Providence and Pittsburgh. • Redshirt senior Michael Kuzan was named the BIG EAST Conference Goalkeeper of the Week on Sept. 24, and is the second Seton Hall player to receive the honor since 2009. During the same week Kuzan was named the Goalkeeper of the week. • Seton Hall rocketed four goals during the first half against Pittsburgh on Oct. 6. These goals represented as the most for the Pirates since they scored four in the second half of a win over VCU in 2008.

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Our Teams: team highlights

men’s basketball (15-18 overall, 3-15 conference) • The Pirates played into the second round of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship after edging out 13-seed USF 46-42 in overtime, cementing a 12-11 record for first round games and marking at least one win in four of the last five BIG EAST Championships. • Seton Hall set a new record during the season opener against University of Missouri-Kansas City for fewest points scored by an opponent with only 36. This stands as the fewest points allowed since 1980 and the fewest during a season opener since 1948. • Following a victory over Stony Brook the Pirates finished their first perfect December, since the 1998-1999 season, with a 6-0 record. • The Pirates earned a thrilling 66-65 victory over Villanova with a three-pointer by Fuquan Edwin in the final seconds. • Seton Hall set a new record for home game attendance at the Prudential Center with 13,569 fans attending a BIG EAST matchup against Syracuse. • Fuquan Edwin, Brandon Mobley and Aaron Cosby all scored over 20 points in a victory over North Carolina A&T. It was the first time three Pirates have performed the feat since 2007. • Three Pirates were named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll across the 2012-13 season. Junior Brian Oliver received the honor

following a season-high 20 points against Stony Brook, Mobley was named for the first time in his career after recording his thirdcareer double-double in a win over North Carolina A&T, and Edwin earned the recognition twice following notable performances against Maine and Saint Peter’s. • Edwin was also named BIG EAST Player of the Week for the first time of his career after a pair of standout wins against NJIT and Wake Forest. He finished the season by being named ALL-BIG EAST Honorable Mention and by becoming only the 40th Pirate in Seton Hall History to score over 1,000 career points (only the 23rd to do so in less than three full seasons). • Edwin was named to the 2012-13 All-Met Division I First Team by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association. He ranked eighth for points per game (16.5), second for steals (77) and fifth for three-point shooting percentage (.421) in the BIG EAST Conference.

MEN’S swimming & DIVING (4-5, 7th in conference) • Seton Hall had 18 student-athletes qualify to compete in the 2013 BIG EAST Championship where they ultimately placed seventh with 151 points. This finish was the highest place for Seton Hall since their sixth-place performance during the 2011 meet. • The Pirates were named a CSCAA Scholar All-American Team for the fall 2012 semester. The team held a 3.06 team GPA and ranked 40th in Division I. • Sophomore Ben Mitchell crushed the Seton Hall 1-Meter Springboard record (287.25) that he set last season with a tremendous 322.88 during the season opener against Montclair State. This score also stands as the highest six-dive set score ever recorded by any Pirate diver regardless of height and gender. His performance earned both a BIG EAST Championship and an NCAA Zone Diving Championship berth.


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• Sophomore James Logan was the top individual finisher for the Pirates at the end of the championship, collecting three top-20 finishes and two scores. Logan teamed up with junior Joey Lacus, senior Ryan O’Shaughnessy and freshman Tim Bosse to record a new season-best 3:06.61 time in the 400-yard free relay. • Mitchell finished 18th overall out of 42 competitors in the threemeter springboard during the NCAA Zone Diving Championship in Blacksburg Va., posting a two-round score of 554.55.

SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Our Teams: team highlights

women’s basketball (11-20 overall, 5-11 conference) • Seton Hall earned the 12 seed in the 2013 BIG EAST Championship which was the program’s highest since 2007. The first round victory over Cincinnati was the Pirates’ first BIG EAST Tournament win since 2009. • The Pirates’ 10 overall wins are the most for Seton Hall since the 2008-2009 regular season and the five conference victories are the most since the 2007 season. • Seton hall snapped a 12-game losing streak against Rutgers with a 45-42 victory, marking the first win against the Scarlet Knights since 2002. • Seton Hall also improved its shooting efficiency beyond the arc this season by draining 149 three-pointers, shattering the team’s previous record of 141. • Redshirt Sophomore Ka-Deidre Simmons was named to the Pepperdine University Thanksgiving Tournament All-Tournament Team following her performances against University of Wyoming and University of South Dakota. Simmons secured her spot in the single-season record books for Seton Hall as well, ranking 10th with 63 steals and ninth with 123 assists.

• Two Pirates were named to the BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll this season. Senior forward Alexandra Maseko received the honor for the first time in her career after a 16-point, 10-rebound performance in the Pirates’ BIG EAST opening victory against Pittsburgh. • Senior guard Brittany Morris was named to the Honor Roll twice this season, with the first of her career occurring after averaging 17 points in a pair of BIG EAST matchups against Rutgers and USF. Her second accolade followed a career-high 28-point performance in a victory over St. John’s. • Morris was also named Second-team All-BIG EAST Conference for the first time in her career and it marked the first time since 1997 and 1998 the Pirates had a player receive All-BIG EAST Honors in consecutive seasons. She closed out the season by being named Second-Team All-Metropolitan by the Met Basketball Writers Association.

tennis the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. Sher led the Pirates in wins for the third-straight season in the top singles position and closed her junior season with a 9-1 record against BIG EAST opponents. Her 61-career wins rank her fourth in school history and she is the only Pirate to have three 20-win seasons under her belt.

(5-12 overall, 2-5 conference) • The Pirates qualified for the BIG EAST Tournament for the second straight year for the first time in program history. • Seton Hall beat two conference opponents with a dominant shutout 7-0 win against Villanova and a 5-2 victory over Providence. • Junior Chloe Sher received All-BIG EAST Honors for the secondconsecutive year after being the first Pirate to do so last season. She also earned the Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship from

• Freshman Julia Kennan took home titles from her first two collegiate tournaments and finished third on the team with 14 wins on the year. Fellow newcomer Alex Lambert posted 12 wins, including four straight at the Bill and Sandra Moore Invitational. • Chloe Sher, Maria Rodriguez, Julia Keenan, Karina Cordero, Rocio Portela and Anna Guryanova were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar Athletes.

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Our Teams: team highlights

Women’s golf • The Pirates placed sixth at the 2013 BIG EAST Championship after a seven tournament stretch of top-five finishes. Seton Hall finished the tournament 50 strokes-over-par and only one shot behind fifth-place USF. This performance marked a 29-stroke improvement over the program’s previous BIG EAST Championship appearance. • Seton Hall claimed its second tournament championship in the program’s three-year history at the Rutgers Invitational. The Pirates finished the 36-hole tournament at 27-over-par to finish seven strokes ahead of second place Rutgers. Ali Kruse, Megan Tenhundfeld and Christina Cantu tied for second place among the 118 golfers present at the tournament. • Hannah Basalone, Erin McClure and Kruse were named to the 2012-13 All-American Scholar Team by the National Golf Coaches Association following their previous season successes. Basalone also earned the 2012-13 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award following the 2013 season.

• Kruse became the second Seton Hall women’s golfer in program history to win an individual title following a 4-over par performance at the St. John’s Intercollegiate. • Cantú was named to the 2013 All-BIG EAST Team, marking the second time in Seton Hall history that the program has produced an All-BIG EAST player.

softball (21-30 overall, 8-13 conference) • The Pirates earned the eighth seed for the 2013 BIG EAST Championship under the leadership of first year head coach Paige Smith. This postseason appearance was the 10th in program history (the first since 2009) and the first BIG EAST tournament appearance for Smith.

• The Pirates saw five players named to the BIG EAST Conference Weekly Softball Honor Roll, including freshmen Yasmin Harrell and Alex Rabbetts, sophomore Danielle DeStaso, junior Maria DeLuca (twice), and senior Brittany Hammer.

• Hammer was the first Seton Hall Softball athlete since 2010 to be named First-Team Capital One Academic All-District II by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) following her cumulative 3.89 GPA. Hammer was subsequently named a Capital One Softball Second-Team Academic AllAmerican, making her the fourth student-athlete in Seton Hall Softball history to receive the accolade and the first since 2005. She also was one of only 24 recipients of the 2012-13 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award.

• Seton Hall saw three players receive the first All-BIG EAST accolades of their careers this season and the first for the Pirates since 2009. DeLuca and DeStaso were named Second-Team AllBIG EAST and Hammer was named Third-Team All-BIG EAST.

• Seton Hall played a 16-0 shutout and record-setting performance against Saint Peter’s, culminating with tied records in both hits and runs scored. The Pirates’ 16-run win also set the school record for the largest margin of victory in Seton Hall softball history.

• Seton Hall brought up its BIG EAST play by defeating conference opponents eight times across the 2013 regular season.


2012-13 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics

SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Our Teams: team highlights

men’s golf • The Pirates finished a season-best ninth place out of 24 teams at the 2013 Whiting Turner Towson Invitational. • Seton Hall delivered its best stroke performance at the Binghamton University Fall Invitational by firing a 33-over-par two round score. • Freshman Corey Wilson had a standout year by leading the Pirates in five of 10 tournaments played. Wilson tied for a season best second place finish at the Binghamton University Fall Invitational, shooting even par by the tournament’s end. • Wilson also earned the honor of being named the Seton Hall Freshman Male Athlete of the Year following his team leading accomplishments in the 2012-13 season. • Junior JT Harper led the Pirates at the 2013 BIG EAST Championship, finishing 16-over-par and tying for 48th place. Harper’s strokes were only 24 behind the championship leader. Harper also led the Pirates at the Princeton Invitational, scoring just 10-over-par and tying for 19th place overall.

baseball (37-19 overall, 18-6 conference) • The Pirates earned the second seed in the 2013 BIG EAST Baseball Championship. • Seton Hall’s 37 wins were the most by the program since winning 40 games during the 2000 season. Their 18 conference wins ties the school record. • Senior pitcher Jon Prosinski was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll three times. Prosinski was also named BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week after pitching a 7-0 shutout victory against Villanova, striking out 13 batters and allowing only six hits. Following the season, Prosinski received the 2012-13 BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete Sport Excellence Award. • Senior Guiseppe Papaccio earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll and BIG EAST Player of the Week recognition after monster performances in a series against Georgetown and a weekend sweep of Cincinnati respectively. Papaccio was subsequently named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division 1 All-American Third Team by Collegiate Baseball, making him the first Seton Hall Baseball athlete to receive the honor since 1997. Papaccio was also named to the 2013 Rawlings/ABCA All-East Region First Team.

• Junior Zack Granite received BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll accolades twice this season and was named BIG EAST Baseball Player of the Week following standout performances in a pair of Pirates’ wins against #24 ranked Houston. Granite also received 2013 Rawlings/ABCA All-East Region Second Team recognition. • Seton Hall Baseball claimed four of six top honors from the New Jersey Collegiate Baseball Association including: Papaccio-Player of the Year, Prosinski-Pitcher of the Year, Rob Sheppard-Coach of the Year, and Brian Gilbert-Fireman of the Year. • The end to the 2013 season saw four players (Papaccio, Granite, Prosinski, Gilbert) drafted in the 2013 Major League Baseball FirstYear Player Draft and one free agent signing (Greg Terhune).

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

anthony bozzella Anthony Bozzella (Seton Hall ’89) on March 27 was named the fourth head women’s basketball coach in Seton Hall history. He brings with him more than 20 years of head coaching experience and a proven track record of turning his teams into perennial contenders while ensuring that his student-athletes maintain an exceptional level of academic success.

The ability of Bozzella to completely transform a program is well documented. When he became the head women’s basketball coach at Long Island University in 2000 the Blackbirds had failed to post a winning season in the first 21 years of the program’s history. In the very first season Bozzella guided the team to 2001 Northeast Conference Championship and a berth into the NCAA Tournament.

Bozzella spent the past 11 seasons as the head coach at Iona College where he enjoyed four postseason berths and three 20-win seasons, all after taking over the reins of a program that had not produced a winning record in its history prior to his arrival.

His first head coaching job came at Division II Southampton, yet another institution that had failed to enjoy a winning season before Bozzella came onto the scene. In his third season Southampton broke through with a 17-11 overall mark, the first of six-straight winning campaigns for the Colonials.

The results on the court were bolstered by his team’s academic achievements. Bozzella boasted a 100 percent graduation rate for the student-athletes he recruited at Iona and the Gaels had a perfect NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) score during five of his last six seasons, including four-straight NCAA APR Public Recognition Awards. Additionally, Iona saw 64 student-athletes earn Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Academic honors during Bozzella’s tenure. Bozzella plans to establish that same winning culture at Seton Hall and put a team on the court that Seton Hall fans and alumni will be proud to cheer on. There will be an emphasis on recruiting the best local talent and putting the Pirates in a position to succeed.


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Now Bozzella has come home to lead his alma mater into a new era of BIG EAST basketball while at the same time accepting the challenge of turning the Pirates into contenders to win the BIG EAST title. “It is an honor to have the opportunity to come home and coach at this great University,” Bozzella said the day he was introduced as head coach. “Seton Hall has always been a very special place to me. This is where I grew up, met my wife and now I have a beautiful family that I look forward to sharing this wonderful experience with. Our goal is to eventually win a BIG EAST championship. If you have any goals less than that, than you really shouldn’t play.”

SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•60th anniversary

of 1953 Seton Hall NIT Championship

In 2012-13, the Seton Hall men’s basketball program celebrated the 60th anniversary of its 1953 National Invitation Tournament (NIT) Championship. Arguably the most accomplished team in Seton Hall basketball history, the Pirates set a program record with 31 victories and finished the season ranked second in the nation by the Associated Press and United Press International Polls. Behind legendary Pirate co-captains Walter Dukes and Richie Regan, Seton Hall won its first 27 games and alternated the top two spots in the national polls throughout the season with Indiana, the eventual NCAA Tournament Champion. Seton Hall earned the top seed in the NIT, which was regarded as the premier postseason tournament at the time, and defeated Niagara and Manhattan to advance to a championship game matchup with St. John’s. On March 14, 1953 before a record crowd of 18,496 at Madison Square Garden and a live television audience in the tristate area on WPIX, Seton Hall downed St. John’s 58-46 to capture its first major championship. Dukes led the way with 21 points and pulled down 20 rebounds, while Regan scored 13 points and had seven assists to upend the Redmen. Dukes was the Most Valuable Player of the NIT, he was named All-America and won the Haggerty Award given to the top player in the metropolitan area. The 6’11” center set an NCAA single season record with 734 rebounds and a program record 861 points in 1952-53, both records still stand today. Regan became the third Seton Hall player to score over 1,000 points that season, finishing his career with 1,167.

•1992-93 anniversary In the BIG EAST Tournament Championship Game, Seton Hall routed Syracuse, 103-70, before 18,958 fans at “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” The Pirates unleashed a sweltering 60.3% (41-68) team shooting performance en route to the most lopsided championship game victory (33 points) in BIG EAST history. Arturas Karnisovas led the way with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Jerry Walker poured in 19 points in the triumph. During the 2012-13 season, Seton Hall celebrated the 20th anniversary of one of the most storied men’s basketball teams in Pirate history. The 199293 team made a memorable run under legendary head coach P.J. Carlesimo to the program’s second BIG EAST Championship. That magical year the Pirates posted a program best 14-wins against BIG EAST opponents, including a perfect 9-0 home ledger, en route to the regularseason title for the second straight year. Seton Hall entered Madison Square Garden as the top seed at the BIG EAST Tournament, coasting to the conference crown behind BIG EAST Player of the Year Terry Dehere.

The 1952-53 team was guided by the program’s alltime winningest coach John “Honey” Russell (294 victories, 1934-43, 1949-60). The championship roster featured four Seton Hall Athletic Hall of Famers, including Dukes and Regan, along with Harry Brooks, who scored 856 points during his career, and Arnie Ring who was a member of three NIT teams in his time at Seton Hall. Henry Bockrath, Dick Brownley, Henry Cooper, Gus Eppinger, Bill Hammersley, Mickey Hannon, Bill Loeffler, Ronnie Marra, Jack Milani, Ronnie Nathanic, Joe O’Hare, Charles Tavers and Cappy Trowbridge rounded out the squad.

Karnisovas, an All-BIG EAST Second Team selection, and Walker, an All-BIG EAST Third Team honoree, joined Dehere on the All-Tournament Team. Dehere was named the Tournament’s Most Valuable Player averaging 22.7 points in the Pirates’ three victories. Overall, Seton Hall compiled a 28-7 record and earned a #2 seed in the 1993 NCAA Tournament before being upset by #7 Western Kentucky in the event’s second round. Arguably the most talented team in Pirate history, the roster featured five eventual 1,000-point scorers, four Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Famers, two NBA first round draft picks, the BIG EAST Player of the Year (Dehere), the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year (Walker) and the BIG EAST Scholar-Athlete of the Year (Karnishovas).

On February 2, 2013, at a special halftime ceremony during Seton Hall’s game with Cincinnati, several members of the 1992-93 team, including Dehere, Walker, Karnisovas and Luther Wright, were paraded onto the court and honored. Carlesimo also took part in the reunion and addressed the crowd at the Prudential Center.

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•hall of fame


2012-13 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics

SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

hall of fame This June, the Seton Hall University Department of Athletics welcomed five new members to the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame at the 2013 Hall of Fame Enshrinement Dinner and Pirate Blue Golf Outing held at the Fairmount Country Club in Chatham, N.J. The 25th induction class featured a collection of some of the most decorated student-athletes in school history including former men’s basketball star Andre Barrett ’04, baseball’s Rico Bellini ’74, and a trio from the same starstudded class; four-time BIG EAST Champion swimmer Jennifer HeiderBerenyi ’94, two-time All-American wrestler Joe Burke ’94, and current SHU men’s soccer head coach Gerson Echeverry ’94, who established himself as one of the most potent offensive forces in the nation as a forward for the Pirates in the early nineties. “We are excited to welcome such a distinguished group to the Seton Hall Athletics Hall of Fame,” said Director of Athletics Pat Lyons. “This class was special in that each one of these individuals excelled at a level that helped elevate Seton Hall into the national spotlight. The Hall of Fame Golf Outing and Enshrinement Dinner is an annual occurrence and we are thrilled that through this event and the tremendous support of Pirate Blue members, we are able to honor and recognize the contributions of some of the most impactful individuals in our storied athletics history while also continuing to support a new generation of Pirates.” The annual Hall of Fame event also serves as a fund-raiser for the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund which directly supports the Seton Hall Department of Athletics and our 200+ student-athletes. Several sponsors provided critical funding for the evenings event, including: Torcon, Inc., IVL Group, LLC and Ian Lagowitz, The Walsh Family, Life Fitness, The Lucciola Family and The Leegis Group.

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•pirate blue athletic fund events

Bob Fetterly, Mike Lucciola ’83

Jamie Bosworth ‘94, Jennifer Bosworth, Coach Kevin Willard and Billy Carroll ‘86

2012 Pirate Blue Beefsteak Tip-Off Dinner

Cornelius Durkin, Jerry Walker ‘03 and Matt Regan ‘86

Jay Weissman, Pat Borowsky ‘93, Kurt Borowsky ‘61, Chris Borowsky

Coach Kevin Willard and Jim O’Brien ‘82


2012-13 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics

SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•pirate blue athletic fund events

Andy Alcorn ‘77, Jim Matthews ‘67, Zack Alcorn ‘12, Ben Alcorn, David Burns

John Swift ‘60, Sharon Swift ‘11, Pat Murray ‘64

Mike LaRosa ’06, Matt Farber ’06, Jason Kay ’05, Steve DeFalco ‘06

Members of the 1987 Big East Baseball Championship Team

Ryan Murphy ‘98, Matthew McCue ’04 and Erin McCue

Former Pirate Swimmers back for the alumni meet during University Weekend 2012-13 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics


SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•pirate blue giving: by the numbers FY13 Fund-raising totals

“We are so thankful for the support of our alumni, parents and friends,” said Patrick Lyons, Director of Athletics. “It is an exciting time for Seton Hall Athletics with the creation of the new BIG EAST Conference and the launch of our Pride & Excellence Campaign. The generosity of so many Pirate fans will enable us to continue to build on our already outstanding athletic tradition and support our remarkable student-athletes.”


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In addition to unrestricted support, initial funds were raised towards several capital projects as part of the Pride & Excellence Campaign for the Athletic Department, pushing Pirate Blue’s total over $1.7 Million in contributions. Fundraising efforts are underway to establish the Charles W. Doehler Academic Center for Excellence, which will highlight Seton Hall’s commitment to the success of its studentathletes both on and off the playing field.


For the second consecutive year, the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund set a fundraising record, generating over $1.5 Million in unrestricted funds for the Seton Hall University Athletic Department in fiscal year 2013 (July 1-June 30). Pirate Blue also set a record for number of members who contributed to the athletic fund, surpassing the 2,000 donor plateau for the first time ever. In total, 2,032 donors made a gift which marks a 43% increase in the number of donors from 2012.



Donors: 1157



Donors: 1266



Donors: 1422



Donors: 2032

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•pirate blue giving: by the numbers Donor Matching Day

On April 30, the annual Pirate Blue Donor Matching Day was held in conjunction with the 30for30 early renewal season ticket incentives program. All donations made via the Pirate Blue website were generously matched at 30% by anonymous friends of Pirate Blue and Seton Hall Baseball. In total over 300 alumni, parents and fans donated to Pirate Blue which totaled $71,150. This represents a record setting day for the number of gifts and dollar amount received via the web on a single day to Pirate Blue and is a 67% increase from last year’s Inaugural Donor Matching Day.

“The tremendous success of this year’s Donor Matching Day says a great deal about the passionate support we receive from our alumni and friends. We are so grateful for their generosity, especially that of our anonymous matching donor” said Patrick Lyons, Athletic Director. “The outpouring of support from the Seton Hall community will help us continue to support our overall purpose and mission to enrich the student-athlete experience here at Seton Hall.”

2012-13 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics


SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•pirate blue giving: by the numbers PIRATE PRIDE CHALLENGE

The Pirate Pride Challenge is a annual fundraising contest between former Pirate student-athletes and their program. Each team is responsible for getting as many of their alumni and current student-athletes to give a donation to the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund. The sport with the highest percentage of participation receives a $5,000 one-time gift towards their program. A second $5,000 one-time gift will also be awarded to the sport with the highest increase of donors from last year to this year. The inaugural Pirate Pride Challenge winner of both the highest percentage of overall donors, as well as highest increase of donors from last year to this year was the Volleyball Team. The Volleyball team received two $5,000 gifts to be used for its program and student-athletes. The Volleyball team had 36% of its former and current student-athletes give back to the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund during the month of April. They were followed by Men’s & Women’s Golf (combined as one team) in second place, and Women’s Soccer in third. The full standings can be found at www. The Volleyball team also won the second $5,000 gift by having the highest increase of donors from ‘11’12 to ‘12-’13. They had more than a 30% increase of donors from last year. The second place team was Women’s Swimming & Diving followed by Women’s Soccer in third. Over $50,000 was raised with the inaugural Pirate Pride Challenge and was a great success for the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund. More than 300 gifts were made by former and current student-athletes for this challenge in the month of April. Seven of Seton Hall Athletics’ fourteen teams had 100% full participation from their current student-athletes giving to the challenge.


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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

why we give...

Jim O’Brien ’82 (left) and Bob Sloan ’86 M.B.A.

“Giving to Pirate Blue is something that is essential for our success in the future. To see all of the construction going on in Athletics I get very excited for our current and future student-athletes as well as the University. You see firsthand what Pirate Blue and the Athletic Department are utilizing these fundraising dollars for.” ~Jim O’Brien ‘82

Rose Marie Deehan (middle)

“Giving back to the Pirate Blue helps to give student-athletes opportunities they may have never had. I truly enjoy getting to know these student-athletes of various sports personally and help to support them during their time at Seton Hall. ” ~Bob Sloan ‘86

“I give to Pirate Blue because of what they have given me; memories for a lifetime. I enjoy seeing our studentathletes excel in their respective sports while making sure they have the best experience possible.” ~Rose Marie Deehan

Kevin Webster ’11 (right)

John Swift ’60

Felix Roman ’92 (left)

“As a former student-athlete, it is my privilege and duty to give back to Pirate Blue. Seton Hall Athletics allowed me to have an amazing career in the pool as well as in the classroom. I feel obligated to give back any amount I can to help future Pirates have the same opportunity I did.” ~Kevin Webster ‘11

“Being a long time Pirate Blue donor, I have had the honor of meeting great coaches, administrators and studentathletes over the years. Pirate Blue funding ensures athletic success.” ~John Swift ‘60

“Being a men’s basketball manager for the 1989 team I have seen how important fans, their support and fundraising is for athletics. Though I live in Puerto Rico and cannot make it to many events or get to campus often, I make sure to give to Pirate Blue to help with whatever they need and to continue to give them support as we were given years ago.” ~Felix Roman ‘92

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

Pride & excellence CAMPAIGN The Seton Hall University Department of Athletics launched its Pride & Excellence Campaign to support Seton Hall studentathletes in February, 2013. The initiative will contribute to the athletic department’s vision for the future of Pirate Athletics by giving the university the necessary resources to undertake major construction and renovation projects, improving facilities and providing additional resources for all 14 varsity programs. “Pirate Pride is what it means to be a Seton Hall Pirate. It is that same pirate pride that guides us in our everyday activity now,” said Director of Athletics, Patrick Lyons. “We have made it our mission to achieve excellence and have Pirate Pride in everything we do. Therefore, what we have now ahead of us is the “Pride and Excellence” campaign for Seton Hall Athletics.” The campaign will raise funds for essential ongoing student-athlete facility projects and renovations. Projects will include the new training room, fitness center, studentathlete academic center, locker rooms for each sport, a hall of fame, enhancements to historic Walsh Gymnasium and a new team video room. The Pride and Excellence Campaign will provide alumni, fans and supporters the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy through named gifts and donor recognition opportunities, the campaign will also support the overall goals and values of Seton Hall athletics. “Our Pride & Excellence Campaign will enable Seton Hall to build on its tremendous athletic history and support our many remarkable student-athletes,” said Lyons. “We are calling on Pirates everywhere to join together and support the amazing men and women who proudly represent this school in competition.”


2012-13 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics

SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•pride & excellence donors For many years, the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund has been the primary driving force behind Seton Hall University’s continued growth in athletics. However, Pirate Blue contributions make up only a portion of the department‘s annual operating budget, and the competitive landscape in college athletics has raised the bar nationwide. While Pirate Blue annual support is still critical to the Athletic Department’s success, capital giving is an additional opportunity to support Seton Hall’s athletic programs. Pirate Blue is proud to recognize those who have gone the extra mile in support of the Pirates. All gifts and pledges to our past capital projects and the current Pride & Excellence Campaign are essential to the overall success of our teams and programs.

Joseph D. ‘69 and Sherri Abruzzese James C. Adamczyk ‘73 William B. ‘66 and Darlene L. Aimetti Anonymous Daniel ‘85 and Jean M. Apruzzese Vincent ‘95/M.P.A. ‘99 and Dominique Auteri John T. ‘71 and Denise A. Baier Kevin J. ‘77 and Susan Barber Bay Lea Chiropractic Centre William A. ‘67 and Karen G. Belfer Kurt T. ‘61 and Elizabeth Borowsky James T. ‘79/J.D. ‘82 and Linda Boyle Joseph T. ‘93 and Jill Burkhard Ronald W. ‘67 and Nancy J. Butkiewicz Peter M. Byrne ‘03 Martin P. Caffrey ‘74 David Calabrese ‘82 Brian F. ‘85 and Sandra Canavan Richard Cerone ‘76 Colleen ‘78 and George P. Christie Church of the Presentation Howard Y. and Louise Clarke Seth W. ‘99 and Sheryl L. Pillo ‘99/M.A. ‘02 Anthony P. ‘72 and Adrienne C. Colavita Thomas W. ‘50 and Mary B. Collinson Susan and Adrian L. Connolly ‘71 Henry M. ‘54 and Pauline Cooper Helen A. ‘81/M.A. ‘96 and William Coughlin Henry F. ‘85 and Colleen D’Alessandro Frank D’Amato ‘92 Steven ‘76 and Karen Devcich ‘78 James M. Di Pietropolo ‘96/Adison & Partners LLC Carl and Jean Dietze Charles W. ‘56* and Joyce Doehler William E. Dolan Ellen R. ‘87 and Howard J. Dombroski Francis M. and Anne M. Donlon Durkin & Durkin, LLP William J. ‘79 and Teresa Egan Joseph W. ‘65/M.B.A. ‘69 and Sheila Fallon Theodore C. ‘81 and Maureen L. Ferraro Judith A. Ferraro ‘66/M.A.E. Robert E. and Wendy Fetterly Thomas F. ‘92 and Tiffany E. Field Theodore A. Fiore ‘62 David L. ‘89/M.A. ‘95 and Karen T. Flood Joseph P. ‘57/M.B.A. ‘63 and Lucille A. Freeman

Alfred J. Frungillo/Gourmet Dining LLC David P. ‘89 and MaryAnn Gagliano Charles F. ‘74/M.B.A. and Dolores Galanaugh Joseph J. Galfy ‘61/J.D. ‘64* Mark E. ‘91 and Megan M. Ganton Clint E. ‘95 and Amy R. Gehring David B. ‘63 and Jane Ellen Gerstein James F. ‘78/M.B.A. ‘80 and Amy Gibbons Daniel J. ‘73 and Roxanne Gioseffi Paul L. Golba Charles R. ‘64 and Eileen Guariglia Steven M. ‘98 and Erica J. Haddad Francis J. and Kathleen Hager James S. Hickey Vincent J. ‘56 and Joan Higgins Paul L. ‘82 and Denise M. Huether Joseph J. ‘71 and Lorraine A. Hughes ‘72/M.B.A. ‘81 James H. Imholz ‘52 James A. ‘63 and Jolan F. Ippolito Francis X. Keegan ‘60 John C. ‘63/M.B.A. ‘68 and Mary K. Kelly Michael E. Kelly ‘62 Charles Killeen/Acrow Corporation of America Thomas S. ‘64/J.D. ‘67 and Sherryl H. Kirschenbaum Charles R. Knothe ‘66 Stephen P. Kuchen ‘83 Anthony T. LaGrasso ‘07 Joseph P. ‘72/J.D. and Debra A. LaSala John R. ‘75 and Mary Lawrence Thaddeus S. ‘51 and Martha Lepcio Charles W. ‘72 and Christine M. Levitsky Thomas ‘83 and Elizabeth M. Long ‘84 Michael J. ‘83/M.B.A. ‘87 and Helen Lucciola Patrick and Rachel Lyons Jason Mackey Paul D. ‘72 and Jeanette Magna David B. and Miladys Mandel Richard B. and Lianne Abrams-Mandelbaum Arnold D. ‘72 and Patricia Manzo Angelo ‘61 and Louise C. Marotta Lysa D. and Joseph J. Martinelli ‘01/E.D.D./E.D.S. ‘09 Christopher S. ‘98 and Marcy L. Martinovic ‘98 Matthew ‘03/M.A. and Erin McCue Thomas J. McEvoy Brian J. McGee ‘99 Matthew McGrath Joseph J. ‘59/M.B.A. ‘75 and Nancy Mctighe

Francis ’49 and Virginia Meehan Charles P. ‘66 and Lourdes Z. Mitchel ‘91/E.D.D. Kathryn R. ‘96 and Timothy Moloughney Michael E. Murzenski ‘91 Julius A. ‘58 and Carol Nicolai William T. ‘55 and Jane C. Nolan David Nolan ‘91/M.B.A. ‘93 James M. ‘82 and Judy A. O’Brien William M. ‘62 and Arlene F. Odell Anthony T. ‘82/M.P.A. ‘97 and Loriann Orlando Sean E. ‘99 and Monica L. Ramsden Elizabeth L. Rathbun ‘09/M.A.E. ‘12 Sue C. Regan Marybeth Regan Argyelan ‘81 Meg and Christopher Regan-Liberti William F. Rhatican ‘62 Joseph S. ‘59/M.D. ‘63 and Barbara J. Ritter Felix N. ‘92 and Crisy Roman Jayne M. Ross ‘82/J.D. RTC Roman & Co., PSC Peter J. Salzano ‘82 Santo M. ‘84 and Denise Scaglione Manfred and Annette Schellscheidt David Schlageter Gary A. ‘61 and Susan M. Scott Michael J. ‘58/M.A. ‘67 and Phyllis A. Sheppard Robert J. ‘86/M.B.A. and Marie R. Sloan Richard ‘75 and Joy N. Sposta Richard F. and Patrice Sprenger William M. ‘76 and Maryjane Staats ‘76 John F. ‘60 and Eleanor H. Swift Salvatore P. and Jeannette Podgorski Gregory E. and Lenore A. Terhune Bruce A. ‘69 and Carol Tomason Gerard M. ‘91 and Julie F. Touhey Todd Vannucci Arthur F. ‘70 and Laurita Warner ‘75 Kevin and Julie Willard Gary D. ‘71 and Mary O. Wolfe A. Zachary ‘65/M.A. ‘66 and Trish Yamba Edward M. and Nora H. Young Salvatore Zacchia * deceased

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Pirate Blue Membership: Completed Projects Installation of new Scoreboard

As part of the Pride & Excellence Capital Campaign, the Pirates were greeted by a striking new presence on Owen T. Carroll field where a comprehensive new scoreboard was officially installed in March. The new scoreboard, which will be utilized for Seton Hall soccer and baseball games, features a 10’x16’ cutting-edge LED video board that will greatly enhance the ingame viewing experience for Pirate fans both in attendance and watching live on the Pirate Sports Network. A big thank you goes out to all of our supporters who made fiscal contributions to this project.

•Pirate Blue Membership: Completed Projects Center for Sports Medicine

Another exciting part of the Pride and Excellence campaign is the new athletic training room facility. The training room serves as a cutting-edge onsite medical facility exclusively for intercollegiate student-athletes. It features an expansion of the old training center along with the addition of cutting-edge fitness and medical apparatuses. Such equipment includes three 14-foot in-ground Hydro Worx tubs that will supplement and greatly enhance rehabilitation efforts. Of these tubs, one is a “Polar Plunge” and one is a “Thermal Plunge,” providing the full spectrum of care. The third includes a state-of-the-art underwater treadmill. In addition to operating with variable water depths, the tub features a video system allowing for real-time monitoring of the student-athlete’s progress on the treadmill both above and beneath the water line. New treatment tables and taping stations have also been installed and the repurposed space includes offices for the Seton Hall sports medicine staff and the Pirates’ physicians.


2012-13 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics

SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Pirate Blue Membership: Completed Projects Men’s basketball Locker Room

The men’s basketball locker room underwent a major facelift in 2012. The extensive improvements to the facility resulted in a renovation of nearly every space, including upgrades to the meeting and video room, lounge, kitchen, and the team’s lockers.

The new locker room space now features hard wood flooring, with the Pirate emblem on display in the center of the new floor. The mahogany lockers provide ample storage space and the unique branding feature of a transparent whicker Pirate logo in the storage area beneath the benches.

“In an effort to give our athletes the best resources to succeed at the highest level, this is the first of what we hope to be several new and exciting capital projects to enhance our facilities,” said Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons. “Thanks to the generosity of many alumni and friends of Pirate Blue, our men’s basketball team will have a locker room that rivals the best in the BIG EAST.”

“Thanks to the generosity of numerous loyal contributors, we now have a very impressive locker room to call our own,” said Head Coach Kevin Willard. “It is a fabulous facility that we can use as a recruiting tool and will assist in studentathlete development and game preparation. This is another symbol of the Seton Hall community’s commitment to building a top-tier program.”

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•Pirate Blue Membership: in development

Construction is underway on the Charles W. Doehler Academic Center for Excellence, a cornerstone for Pride & Excellence Campaign which will feature a new Academic Advising Center for Seton Hall student-athletes. Named after former Pirate baseball student-athlete, coach, administrator and loyal supporter, Charles W. Doehler; the Academic Center for Excellence will be a highlight of Seton Hall’s commitment to the success of its studentathletes both on and off the playing field. The new space will feature a main study area, two group meeting spaces, two private tutoring rooms and offices for the department’s full-time academic advisors. The renovation will result in doubling the current size and creating a state of the art environment to enhance student’s academic and personal development. “Throughout his life, Chuck built an incredible network of friends and mentored countless student-athletes during his time with Seton Hall. I personally learned a great deal from Chuck and look forward to honoring his legacy with this project”, said Bryan Felt, Associate Athletic Director for Development. The Charles W. Doehler Academic Center for Excellence project will be followed by new locker room facilities for all of Seton Hall’s Olympic sports, a new varsity weight room and a new team video room. The Charles W. Doehler Academic Center for Excellence is set to open in the Fall of 2013.


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•Pirate Blue Membership: in development Fitness center/Fieldhouse

As part of a comprehensive modernization of the building as a whole, the construction of the new Fitness Center and Field House is well underway. The two-tiered facility will offer expanded fitness and programming options while featuring an augmented space dedicated specifically for Seton Hall University students, faculty, staff and recreation center members.

community to take full advantage of the buildings revamped exterior. The distinguishing feature being a rounded glass façade, providing an ample amount of natural light to illuminate the dual level workout area and allowing members to look out across Seton Drive onto Seton Hall’s historic South Orange campus.

In addition to the second cardio station, the top floor Brand new cardio equipment will be available on will contain a space designed for free weight training. both the first and second floor of the facility and will Filling out the space will be a pair of dance and fitness studio multi-purpose rooms, each slated to be in include treadmills, elliptical machines and stationary Athletic bikes, each equipped withNew individual viewing screens.Center excess of 1,100 square feet. lient: Seton Hall Location: South Orange, Jersey The cardio stations will be oriented to allow the SHU

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In the Fieldhouse, the all-new basketball flooring with an authentic hardwood look continues to be lain. When completed, the area will feature five basketball courts and will be encircled by a track surface produced by Mondo. It is the world’s leader in running tracks performance and a staple at the most prestigious track & field events worldwide. The new Fitness Center and Field House are slated to open by December 2013. N K



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•Honor Roll of Donors The Pirate Blue Athletic Fund is proud to recognize the following individuals and organizations that made gifts of $100 or more to Pirate Blue between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. These generous benefactors ensure that the University will continue to provide an unparalleled athletic and educational experience for Seton Hall’s dedicated student-athletes. Pirate Blue salutes their generosity, commitment and dedication to Seton Hall Athletics! LEGEND’S CLUB ($25,000 +)

David A. ‘83 and Dayna Layton Claxton, M.A. ‘96

ALL-AMERICAN CLUB ($3,000 - $4,999)

Henry F. ‘85 and Colleen D’Alessandro

J. M. and Mary L. Comey


Alfred J. and Hope Frungillo/Gourmet Dining Services

Robert J. ‘69 and Susan Dibenedetto

Scott W. ‘87 and Maureen Badger

John W. ‘68 and Charlotte Lavery/Lavery Foundation

Ralph ‘98/M.S.T. and Marylee R. Evangelista

James Braaten

James M. ‘82 and Judy A. O’Brien

Executive Sports Group Inc.

Martin P. Caffrey ‘74

The Walsh Family/Community Foundation of New Jersey

Joseph W. ‘65 /M.B.A. ‘69 and Sheila Fallon

Stephen Dedyo

Ellen M. Fitzpatrick

William J. ‘58 and Carol Eyres

CHAMPIONSHIP CLUB ($20,000 - $24,999)

Catherine ‘76 and Dennis M. Flynn ‘76

Robert ‘95 and Tracey Figurelli

John McLaughlin/Allied Building Products

Katherine Garay, M.S.N. ‘82/Seymour & Katherine

Mark E. ‘91 and Megan M. Ganton

Garay Foundation

Vincent D. ‘52/J.D. ‘55 and Erica Gautieri

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR’S CLUB ($10,000 - $19,999)

Michael Henry

Giordano, Halleran, & Ciesla


Jomar Agency LLC

Joseph J. ‘71 and Lorraine A. Hughes ‘72/M.B.A. ‘82/

Mary Beth ‘78 and Michael Childs

John C. Kelly ‘63/M.B.A. ‘68

Country Club Services, Inc.

Adrian L. ‘71 and Susan Connolly

Charles Killeen/Acrow Corporation of America

Henry J. ‘81 and Diane L. Knipper

James M. Di Pietropolo ‘96/Adison & Partners LLC

Mark S., J.D..’81 and Laurie A. Kundla, J.D. ‘83/Hardin,

Richard H. Kotkin ‘83/J.D.& M.B.A.’87

Charles W. ‘56* and Joyce Doehler

Kenneth F. and Anne D. Kunzman

Robert E. and Wendy Fetterly/Reliance Graphics

Leegis Group, Inc.

Michael B. ‘03 and Aliza Gratale ‘03

The improvements within the Athletic Department are amazing and I, along with all student-athletes are grateful to the many Pirate Blue supporters for making them possible. Chloe Sher women’s tennis

Francis and Kathleen Hager John R. ‘75 and Mary Lawrence Kevin H. ‘84/J.D. and Rita A. Marino ‘94/M.A.E. James F. Matthews ‘67/J.D. ‘73/Lear Siegler Management Corp.

Patrick M.’64/ M.B.A. ‘72 and Mary Ann P. Murray Michael E. Murzenski ‘91 Russell W. Steenberg

Life Fitness Anthony ‘64 and Pamela Marhan Nelligan Sports Marketing, Inc. Thomas H. and Sally O’Brien Edward J. ‘58/M.A. ‘61 and Jane N. Quinn Matthew J. ‘86 and Tami Regan Andrew J. Renna ‘75 Retailers & Manufacturers Distribution Jayne M. Ross J.D.’82/M.B.A.’82

Joseph A. Torcivia, J.D. ‘85/Torcon, Inc.

Robert J. ‘67 and Joanne E. Roth

Gerard M. Touhey ‘91 and Julie F. Kessler Stephen G. ‘89 and Anastasia E. Waldis ‘90/

Kundla, McKeon & Poletto & Polifroni, P.A.

Eric ‘85 and Annaliese Schnieder-Rush ‘86/M.B.A. ‘90

Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.

Thomas J. Lardner ‘93

David Schlageter

Kevin and Julie Willard

Matthew H. ‘83 and Maria K. Mahon ‘83

Joseph Scott/Mayrich Construction Corp.

Phillip N. and Mary Alice Maisano

Thomas J. ‘54 and Ruth Sharkey

COACH’S CLUB ($7,500 - $9,999)


Thomas J. and Catherine Slattery

Lawrence E. Bathgate/Bathgate, Wegener, & Wolf P.C

Julius A. ‘58 and Carol Nicolai

Brian and Carolyn Smyth

Michael P. ‘88/M.B.A. ‘91 and Cherie A. Leanza

Lawrence R. Noll ‘70 and Suzanne Noll

Richard F. and Patrice Sprenger

‘90/M.H.A. ‘99/ The Genwealthh Group, Inc.

Lillian Palumbo ‘51

Arthur F. ‘70 and Laurita Warner ‘75/M.B.A.

Michael J. ‘83/M.B.A.’87 and Helen Lucciola/

James P. ‘58 and Barbara I. Penders

Lucciola Family Fund

Keith Sadlowski ‘97/M.B.A. ‘02

ALL-CONFERENCE CLUB ($2,000 - $2,999)

Harold S. ‘55 and Judith McCready

Roger F. and Roseanne V. Schur

Action Carting

Roy Steele/Hodges Party Rentals

John F. Swift ‘60

Andrew ‘77/J.D. ‘80 and Francine Alcorn ‘80

Temco Service Industries, Inc.

Raymond M. ‘72 and Christina Arszulowicz

MVP CLUB ($5,000 - $7,499)

Richard E. ‘88 and Sara O. Wolkwitz

Vincent ‘95/M.P.A. ‘99 and Dominique Auteri


Leo J. ‘78/M.B.A. ‘84/M.S.T.’86 and Janet M. Zatta/

John T. ‘71 and Denise A. Baier

William B. ‘66 and Darlene L. Aimetti

FBR Sahm Foundation

Thomas A. ‘71 and Patricia Basilo

Daniel ‘85 and Jean M. Apruzzese

Robert Zimmerer ‘81/ J.D. ‘84/Zimmerer, Murray,

Thomas G. Berube ‘64

Dora and Rick Cantu

Conyngham & Kunzier

Stephen T. ‘73 and Barbara A. Boland ‘74/M.A. ‘80

Maury ‘70/J.D. ‘76 and Robin Cartine


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•Honor Roll of Donors Kurt T. ‘61 and Elizabeth Borowsky/

Kathleen Leber Foundation Inc.

Michael Aquino’98

The PICK Foundation

Robert A. Leiter

Alan S. ‘70 and Gail Arons

Robert J. ‘88 and Linda M. Bruno ‘89

Gary P. Lubowiecki ‘74

Avionic Instruments, LLC

Joseph T. ‘93 and Jill Burkhard

The Thomas & Sara Mac Mahon Family Charitable

Robert S. ‘67 and Mary A. Basso/The Basso-Healy

Richard and Alissa Campbell



Carmagnola & Ritardi, LLC

Patrick J. Marcello

James L. ‘94 and Jennifer Bosworth/Back9 Network, Inc.

Edward and Julia Johnson Cerny

Georgianna Maroulakos

James T. ‘79/J.D. ‘82 and Linda Boyle

Vincent A. and Julia M. Cino

Kevin J. ‘80/M.B.A. and Dolores M. McCleerey

Patrick Boyle/The Boyle Family Foundation Inc.

Anthony P. ‘72 and Adrienne C. Colavita

James B. ‘86/M.B.A. and Donna M. McHugh

Patrick R. ‘64/M.A.’72 and Mary A. Brannigan

Dean E. ‘68 and Jessica Cole

Keith A. McKenna ‘86/J.D.’89/96 Park Street, LLC

Joseph and Marilee K. Braue ‘79

Thomas B. ‘86/J.D. ‘89 and Anne E. Considine

Kevin J. ‘96/M.B.A. and Sara McMahon

David Brienza

Joseph D. ‘77 and Laura J. Costa

John H. McNeill ‘65/J.D. ‘68/Waters, McPherson,

William W. Burke

Edwin P. ‘56 Carol A. Crowell

McNeill, P.C.

Joseph V. Carrubba

David ‘77 and Patricia A. D’Angelo

Kenneth D. ‘72 and Lois P. McPeek

Larry Catena

Christopher ‘78 and Maria Delauro ‘79

Robert E. ‘77 and Theresa C. Meier

Louis N. Cerchio ‘96

Theodore C. ‘81 and Maureen L. Ferraro

Vito Menza ‘75/Clara Barton Dental, LLC

Marilyn C. Clark

Pamela ‘93/M.A.E. 7P.H.D. ‘00 and Michael Foley

Paul ‘88/M.S.T. ‘93 and Karen A. Mlynarski ‘88

Katie Clausen

Joseph A. ‘55 and Diana Monteleone

Michael A. ‘86 and Elizabeth M. Cocco

John J. ‘67 and Barbara L. Murray

Robert H. ‘78/J.D. and Jennifer Codey

John A. ‘68 and Barbara Niziol

Steven Coleman

Joseph S. ‘68/J.D. ‘73 and Judith A. Novak ‘93/J.D.

Joseph C. ‘76 and Anne B. Connor ‘78/M.P.A. ‘94

Donald S. ‘64 and Kathleen Nowicki

Daniel J. Cosgrove ‘08/M.A.

William M. ‘62 and Arlene F. Odell

John J. ‘74 and Faith C. Cust

Robert P. ‘72 and Eileen O’Neil/Louise O’Neil &

John Czaplicki

Robert O’Neil Charitable Trust

Samuel Dalembert/The Samuel Dalembert Foundation

James C. ‘61/J.D.’64 and Sharon Orr

Caesar Darias ‘87

John M. and Barbara Parvin

Anthony F. DellaPelle, J.D. ‘87/McKirdy & Riskin, P.A.

Michael J. Peterson ‘84/Fedway Associates, Inc.

David A. ‘95/J.D. and Susan L. Solda-DeSimone ‘92/J.D. ‘95

Michael J. ‘91 and Celeste Pocher

Jocelyn M. Dumaresq, M.S.N. ‘03

Severino M. ‘89 and Michele Renna

James A. Dye ‘83

Michael J. ‘91/M.B.A. and Susanne Lucciola-Ricca ‘91/M.B.A.

Amado Gabriel and Josephine Esteban

Joseph S. ‘59/M.D. ‘63 and Barbara J. Ritter

Bryan J.’97/M.A.’05 and Tara L. Felt ‘98/M.A. ‘04

Russell R. ‘66/M.B.A. ‘77 and Carole E. Forenza

Richard D. ‘66 and Sharon O. Riva

John A. ‘71 and Susan Fenimore

Charles M. Forman ‘76

William M. ‘89 and Michele Ross

Thomas F. Field ‘92/Tomar Industries, Inc.

William E. Frese, J.D. ‘73/PSE&G

Nicholas R. Scalera ‘63

Garry ‘65 and Ornella Frisoli

Anthony J. ‘67 and Lynne Galioto

Michael J. ‘84 and Martina M. Scarrone

David P. Gagliano ‘89/Access Communications, Inc.

Carl Gargiulo

Solutions Architecture

Charles F. ‘74/M.B.A. and Dolores Galanaugh

Jeffrey M. and Elaine C. Garrod

William M. ‘76 and Maryjane Staats ‘76

Joseph Garvey

Brian ‘76 and Carol Giovinazzi

Arthur Stein ‘66/J.D.’69/Law Offices of Stein & Supsie

Howard and Elizabeth Geminder

John F. ‘68 and Cheryl A. Grant ‘83/M.A.E.

John P. and Cynthia A. Sullivan

Richard C. ‘69 and Debra L. Genabith

Kevin T. Grier ‘04

Michael A. Suppa ‘90

Brian D. Gibbs ‘03

Andrew Hanlon

David A. Temeles/Prismatic Development Corporation

Henry Godette

The Holle and Zamora Families

Gary H. Thomas ‘99

Kevin E. Golding/Mary Golding Trust of St. Catherine

James R. Icklan ‘70/J.D. ‘86

Daniel M. ‘82 and Pamela C. Tower ‘83

Jack P. ‘63 and Margaret Graceffo

William R. and Elizabeth Nadasdy-Karpowic

Trader Joe’s

John J. ‘69 and Karen Graeber

Robert D. ‘90 and Denise L. Kleppinger ‘90

Tynacar, LLC

Charles R. ‘64 and Eileen Guariglia

Thomas W. ‘75 and Elaine Kober

Linda J. Ulak ‘75

Andrew Gyves

John T. ‘69 and Marion C. Lapchak

Enzo Vartuli

Mark Haefeli

Joseph P. ‘72/J.D. and Debra A. LaSala

Peter R. Yarem ‘79/J.D.

Hall Aquatic Corporation

As I prepare to begin my senior year, I look back and can’t believe all of the change that has occurred since I was a freshman. I have enjoyed becoming part of the Seton Hall Athletic family and will always be appreciative of all those alumni and fans whose generosity has had such an impact on my time here. Jonathon Ropson Men’s Swimming

Joseph P. ‘86 and Marylynn Hehl

Walter A. ‘92 and Donna L. Lashuk Justin Lavoie

CAPTAIN’S CLUB ($1,000 - $1,999)

Joseph G. Higgins ‘77

Christopher J. ‘85 and Janice Lawton

Thomas Acton

Fred Hill

James M. ‘68 and Kathleen Leber/The James and


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•Honor Roll of Donors Joseph W. Hottendorf

Alfred F. ‘65/J.D. ‘71 and Patricia A. Russo ‘68

Albert ‘89/J.D. ‘92 and JoAnn Cernadas

Paul L. ‘82 and Denise M. Huether

Robert J. ‘86/M.B.A. and Muriel M. Shore ‘90

Robert J. ‘59 and Frances Chap

Kevin Hunt

Robert and Virginia Sniatkowski

Gerard P. ‘91/M.B.A. and Cheryl Chapin

Leonard J. ‘58 and Agnes C. Hunt

Alfred R. ‘86 and Ann Soricelli

Jesse Christensen

Paul Ippolito ‘91 /Paul Ippolito Memorial

Vincent Speranza

Douglas W. ‘90 and Debbie D’Attilo

Michael and Roberta Jandoli

Thomas N. ‘77 and Lisa W. Staub

Richard J. ‘90/J.D. and Mary F. Hartnett ‘90/J.D.

Harvey A. ‘62 and Janet M. Kakaty

Hugh D. and Patricia Sweeney

Stephen Ciraulo

Francis X. Keegan ‘60

Matthew J. ‘67 and Lucille Syrek

Seth W. ‘99 and Sheryl L. Pillo ‘99/M.A. ‘02

Steven J. ‘81 and Lisa Kennedy

Ann E. Szipszky’86

James E. and Lisa Collins

Michael Kerner

Jim Tenhundfeld

Thomas W. ‘50 and Mary B. Collinson

James R. ‘91 and Susan Kerwin’92/M.S.H.R.’98

Bruce A. ‘69 and Carol Tomason

John R. ‘64 and Edith Coogan

Sacha Kljestan

John R. Tort

Michael C. ‘99 and Heather D. Costigan ‘97

Walter ‘75/J.D.and Joanne Koprowski

Travelers Commercial Accounts Group

Philip F. ‘89 and Patricia J. Cundari ‘85

Ian V. Lagowitz

Paul V. Tyahla ‘03

Dancker, Sellew & Douglas

Ramadan M. ‘92/M.P.A. ‘94 and Kathleen M. Lala ‘94

John ‘78 and Maria L. Verdonck

David ‘77 and MaryJane D’Arcangelo

Michael J. ‘78 and Mary K. Lee

Michele ‘99 and Frank M. Walsh

Donald F. Davenport

Peter Levine

Robert J. and Mary E. Walsh

Robert N. ‘84 and Barbara B. Davison

Joseph J. ‘79/M.A.E. and Cynthia J. Lounsberry ‘75

Maurice R. Weeks ‘92

Daniel and Deborah Davitt

Patrick and Rachael Lyons

Robert E. ‘67 and Helen A. Wright

Donald J. ‘54 and Carole S. de Castro

Joseph ‘98 and Elissa L. Malespina ‘98/M.A.E. ‘02

Bernette and Donald K. Wrobel

Larry C. ‘86/M.B.A. and Jane Degenshein

George M. ‘93 and Holly A. Manuelian ‘94

Salvatore Zacchia/Metro Produce Group, Inc.

Henry J. and Barbara H. DePerro

Arnold D. ‘72 and Patricia Manzo

James J. Zimmermann ‘88

Christopher M. DeSerio ‘96

Paul M. and Kathleen M. Marhan

Vincent F. ‘69 and Agnes Zingara

Martin Diamond Louis Diaz/H & L Management

Greg Maroukin/Maroukian Realty, LLC Kevin S.’79 and Sara McArdle

STARTER’S CLUB ($500 - $999)

Edward P. Diconza

Matthew’03/M.A. and Erin McCue

James C. Adamczyk ‘73

Robert DiFabritis & Co.

McElroy Deutsch Mulvaney & Carpenter, LLP

Gregory M. Adams

Daniel C. ‘81 and Mary E. Dolan

John F. ‘84 and Linda McGovern

John M. and Linda G. Alati

John E. Dreyer

Martin J. McLaughlin

Leonard J. ‘65 Jeanne Andriuzzi

DTG Consulting Solutions, Inc

Timothy J. ‘95/M.B.A. and Jennifer A. Metcalf

James ‘64 and Dot Bagli

Timothy I. Duffy ‘77

Eoin P. ‘92 Margaret H. Monahan ‘91

Emilio M. Barreira

Terence M. ‘90 and Jennifer Dunphy

James J. ‘50* and Eleanor Morrissey

Michael E. ‘68 and Ann P. Beams

Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation

Carlos ‘83/M.B.A.’85 and Kathy Mosquera

Stacey A. Beer

John M. ‘73/J.D. ‘77 and Riita Esposito

Paul E. Mossberg ‘80

William Belfer ‘67/Belfer Cosmetics, LLC

William and Jean Farkas

MTM Resources

Lawrence C. Bell

Joseph J. ‘72 and Sharon Fennell

Florence B. and James H. Murphy ‘49

Mary Ann and Russell L. Benson

Robert J. ‘69 and Kathleen T. Fettweis

James E. Murray

Dennis M. Bosworth ‘02

John P. Flanagan ‘68

Kevin O’Brien

Thomas R. ‘93 and Kelly Bowen

Chris Freeden

John W.’68 and Barbara Odell

Edward F. and Amy Murray

Joseph J. Galfy ‘61/J.D. ‘64*

Thomas M. Olson, J.D. ‘82/McKirdy & Riskin, P.A.

Charles A. Brady ‘58

Kevin C.’90/J.D. and Sherilyn Orr ‘85/J.D. ‘88

Leonard J. ‘85/M.B.A. and Colleen Brandt

Thomas Patania

William J. Burke ‘65

Gerald A. Pavlick ‘87

Joseph Burke

Vincent J. and Esther D. Pietrucha

Justin M. Bush ‘94

Richard E. ‘64/J.D.’70 and Maureen Pigott

Peter M. Byrne ‘03

William J.’74/M.B.A. ‘80 and Cheryl A. Poll

John W. ‘69 and Judith A. Solomon-Cacciola

Jeffrey J. and Sharon L. Prosinaki

Anthony P. Caggiano ‘60

The Rachel Foundation, Inc.

David Calabrese ‘82

Michael J. ‘69 and Virginia J. Reddington

Kevin J. ‘88 and Catherine Caldera

William Rodriguez ‘91/J.D. ‘02

Joseph A. Calvano

Felix N. Roman ‘92/RTC Roman & Co., PSC

Frank G. ‘55 and Carol Cannata

Anthony J. ‘71 and Laura J. Romano

Canon Business Solutions Inc

Charles A. ‘72 and Patricia Rotondi

Daniel B. Cashion


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The recent construction around the Richie Regan Center has been a huge positive change for the university. I’m really looking forward to using the new fitness center and getting our own locker room for women’s soccer. The athletics department is clearly dedicated to giving us the very best facilities in which to train… and to win. Marie Klemme women’s soccer

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•Honor Roll of Donors Dennis J. ‘72/M.B.A. ‘77 and Diane E. Garbini ‘72

Amy-Lynn Mellin ‘02

Robert A. Szuhany

Rick Garrigan

Charles P. ‘66 and Lourdes Z. Mitchel ‘91

Salvatore P. and Jeannette Tagliareni

Diane V. ‘90/J.D. and James Garrity

Harout ‘97 and Lisa Moumdjian

James V. Tartanella’00

Daniel J. ‘73 and Roxanne Gioseffi

John P. Murphy ‘63

Jerome Thiel

Paul L. Golba ‘95/M.B.A. ‘96

Richard Nashstoll

Phillip ‘51 and Ernestine Thigpen

Mark ‘82/M.B.A.and Elaine Goldstein

NK Architects

Robert W. and Donna Thurston

Joseph L. ‘74 and Mary C. Gormeringer

William T. ‘54 and Jane C. Nolan

Robert F. Valvano ‘71

Michael R. Gonnella ‘02

Thomas J. and Marian Norton

Matthew Van Fossen

Samuel S. Graham, Inc.

Donald L. O’Connor ‘71/J.D.

Joseph S. ‘51 and Ann Viviani

Allen and Rosemary Gross

Hugh A. O’Donnell’50/M.D.M. ‘54

Robert Weldon

Henry J. Gucker

Anthony T. ‘82/M.P.A.’97 and Loriann Orlando

Thomas A. ‘79/J.D. ‘82 and Lisabeth Wester ‘79

Steven M. ‘98 and Erica J. Haddad

Joseph ‘78 and Dorothy C. Padovano

Lawrence A. ‘73/J.D. and Linda A. Whipple

Richard and Jeanette Hartman

Tyrone and Mary Parker

Jonathan White/Supreme Auto Parts & Supplies

George E. Hicks

Carmine Pascarella ‘94/JLV Landscaping Paving LLC

Michael J. ‘73 and Susan Wilk

Terry Higgins

Charles Patrick

Gary D. ‘71 and Mary O. Wolfe

Fred and Kathleen Hoffman

Steven ‘73 and Kathy A. Picciano

Harry J. ‘70 and Gail Wunder

Julie Hornburg

John L. Yelencsics ‘83

Edward L. Hulse

Mark Zablow/Health Chiropratic

Salvatore and Josephine V. Inserra Robert Iracane ‘69/Iracane Family LLC Andrew Janiw John Jaskula ‘07/M.B.A. John M. Judge Joseph C. Kacirek ‘81 Thomas ‘78/J.D. ‘81 and Patricia Kaczka Daniel M. and Kathleen A. Kalafut Marc J. Kaplan Douglas and Susan Keller Frank Keller/CARPET, Et Cetera

I chose to come to Seton Hall because I knew that I would have the opportunity to succeed in the classroom and on the court. I am excited for the new Charles W. Doehler Academic Center for Excellence, since it reinforces that the athletic department is as committed as I am to getting the most out of my education and my time at Seton Hall. Brandon Mobley men’s basketball

Scott D. Zahorik

BLUE AND WHITE CLUB ($250 - $499) AAA Fence Distributors, Inc. John M. Allen ‘58 Juan C. Alonso, DMD Seymour L. Andrew ‘70 and Linda K. Andrew Darrin Antonelli ‘90 Brian D. ‘89 and Ellen G. Arsenault Brian Arsenauly Joseph E. ‘83 and Cindy R. Attanasi

Kevin J. ‘89/M.S.T. and Lisa Kerrigan

Peter A. ‘94/M.S.I.B. @ M.B.A. ‘02 and Laura J. Avalos

Tracey ‘93 and Ernest W. Knewitz ‘92

‘93/M.A.E. ‘99

Louis ‘78/M.B.A. and Betsy Koehler

Joseph M. ‘58 and Barbara M. Pitocco

Scott Badger ‘87/Badger Roofing Company, Inc.

Warren Kolb/J. L. Hockberg Co.

Brian T. Poll ‘05/M.A.’07

Charles Baletti ‘69/J & B Technical Sales Associates, Inc.

Christopher S. Kozak ‘96/J.D.

Frank B. Procopio ‘85

Peter Bariso

David Lachs

Michael A. Purvin ‘85/J.D. ‘90

Jon A. and Barbara Basalone

Charles W. ‘72 and Christine M. Levitsky

Gary T. ‘69/M.A.E. ‘73 and Mary M. Reece

Roger Bayersdorfer

Eric F. ‘99/M.B.A. ‘01 and Lauren M. Liebler ‘01

Richmond County Youth Complex

Frank L. ‘75 and Linda Belmont

Michael Loreti ‘78/DML Sports Medicine, LLC

Arnold W. ‘55 and Carol A. Ring

Edward J. Berk

Lum Drasco Positan, LLC

Lawrence and Pamela Rogers

Jack Berkowitz

John S. Luski ‘75/M.B.A. ‘80

Mario R. Rosellini ‘62

Howard Bleznick

Thomas P. ‘62 and Sheila Lynch

Aldo ‘88 and Lucy Russo

Donald J. ‘71 and Kathleen A. Bochicchio ‘72

Nicholas ‘85 and Paula F. Magone

Laura Russo

Matthew J. ‘89/M.B.A. ‘94 and Kathleen M. Borowick ‘90

Lawrence ‘78 and Lily C. Mahdi ‘90/J.D.

Mike Russo

Thomas L. and Jill Aufderbeck-Bosse

David L. Mahmood ‘93

Kathleen A. Ryan

Michael D. ‘69/M.B.A. ‘71 and Eileen Botte

Kevin D. and Deborah L. Mahn

Kazbek A. Said ‘02

Anthony J. ‘89 and Maria Bozzella ‘89

Christopher S. ‘98 and Marcy L. Martinovic ‘98

Daniel R. ‘95/M.S.F.P. ‘99 and Melissa A. Schnipp/M.B.A ‘12

Andrea G. Brand ‘07

Gerard T. Mason ‘92

James J. Semerad ‘05/M.B.A.’11

Dr. Fredrick Buechel ‘67/Buechel Patient Care

James F. ‘67/J.D.’73 and Joanne M. Matthews

Michael T. Sica ‘94/J.D. ‘97


Patrick M. and Norah Mazzeo

Merrill Smith

Eugene C. ‘84 and Christine M. Buerle

Daniel G. McCarron ‘92/M.B.A.’08

Alan and Anita Sorrell

William F. Burke

Craig R. McGraw ‘05

William P. Stoffel ‘91/M.B.A.

Stanley C. ‘62/M.A.E. ‘84 and Arlene E. Burke

John T. McKenna ‘75/Material Management Int’l. Inc

Hugh O. and Ame W. Sweeney

Bruce P. ‘58 and Rosemary E. Byrne ‘67

Joseph J. ‘59/M.B.A. ‘75 and Nancy Mctighe

Richard T. ‘65/J.D.’70 and Joy D. Sweeney

Charles M. ‘57/M.B.A. ‘65 and Marion B. Calcagno

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Honor Roll of Donors James M. ‘70 and Barbara J. Cannan

Gary J. ‘73 and Susan Gabaccia

Roseanne Manghisi

Anthony Cantalupo ‘73

W. John Gallop

Marcus Marino

Stacey J. Carl ‘99

John M. Gausz

Barbara A. and Nicholas J. Matarazzo

Richard Cerone ‘76

Matthew M. Geibel ‘93

Frank W. ‘70 and Joan G. Maxwell

Michael A. ‘63 and Susan Citrano

Christopher S. ‘95 and Catherine Gelino


Geoff Clark

Romulo Genato

Nancy and Doug McClure

Arthur F. Clarke

John T. ‘91/M.S.T. and Noreen Giannuzzi

Kevin McCormick

Patricia Codey

James M. ‘54 and Jean A. Glynn

Deborah Meissner ‘74

Anthony Colombo ‘87

Henry S. ‘96/J.D. and Yvette S. Goldfine

Joseph Messina

Richard A. and Domenica Conforti

Paul D. ‘95 and Diana Gorman

Bryan Meszaros ‘00

Joseph G. ‘66 and Laraine Corvo

Robert Gray/Gray, Signore & Co., LLP

Jenna R. Meyers ‘04/J.D.

Robin L. Cunningham ‘78/M.A.E. ‘84/E.D.S. ‘96

Philip Guarascio

John T. ‘50 and Geraldine E. Mielach

Manesh B. Dadlani ‘05

Donald R. ‘87/M.B.A. ‘91 and Deborah S. Guarriello

Paul S. Misiur ‘76

Thomas ‘71 and Cheryl D’Altrui

Peter and Sharon Guinta

James C. Mitchel ‘98

Rose Marie and John P. Deehan ‘52

Larry Haggerty

Sandra M. Mitchell ‘98

Gary M. Defazio ‘86

Lawrence A. ‘65 and Donna Hall

Gerard P. and Catherine Moran

Francis and Heather Delepine

William J. ‘62 and Ellen B. Hanlon

Michael ‘77 and Teresa G. Morano ‘78

Nick DelGuercio

Mary Ann L. And Ronald P. Hart

Jack Moses

Francis R. DePaola

Glenn Hartrick ‘06/M.B.A.

Joseph and Alison Murphy

James A. Dericks

Michael Haynes

Ryan ‘98 and Elizabeth Murphy

Steven DeSerio ‘98

Patrick M. ‘96 and Kelly C. Hennigan

Sridhar Murthy

Amanda M. Di Donato ‘07

Kevin P. Hilliard ‘93/M.B.A ‘00

Jeffrey M. Dietel ‘98/M.B.A.

Michael E. Hurley ‘86

Kenneth W. Myers ‘94/M.B.A. Anthony Nardone ‘82/Nardone Properties LLC

Independent College Fund of NJ

Thomas and Patricia Ockenhouse

Kristine C. ‘90 and James D. Iorio ‘90

John J. ‘72 and Carol E. O’Hanlon

Louis L. ‘63 and Lyn M. Iorio

Patrick E. ‘90/M.B.A. ‘92 and Cheryl M. O’Kelly

Thomas R. and Marie T. Jago


Harry D. and Constance V. Jung

Michael E. ‘75 and Trish Olden

Steven Karl ‘83

Robert P. ‘72 and Eileen O’Neil

Kimberly A. Keenan-Kirkpatrick ‘93/J.D.

Kristina A. ‘79 and Christopher Orlandi

Michael E. Kelly ‘62

Jeff and Cheryl Orner

Roger Kennedy

Richard A. ‘87 and Laura Palumbo

Roger P. ‘72/M.S. ‘76 and Valerie Kindel

Michael J. ‘93/J.D. ‘96 and Caryn M. Parlavecchio

George Kleissler

‘93/M.A. ‘96

Richard M. ‘73 and Joyce Koles

Paul W. ‘69/M.S. ‘72 and Margaret A. Pavlik

Michael E. Kozuch ‘82

Andrea Kasper Pazinko

Anthony T. LaGrasso ‘07

Ernie and Lynn Pedicano

Thomas A. ‘70 and Pamela Langbein

Jim Pettigrew

Eileen M. Dones ‘94

William D. Larghi

Thomas M. Ploskonka ‘71

Charles J. ‘69 and Susan C. Dowd

Christopher Larson

Charles M. ‘77 and Michaelle Puleo

Phyllis C. ‘90/M.B.A. and Mike Dyrek

Gary LaSpisa

Robert P. ‘58 and Theresa Raichel

Durkin and Durkin

Mary and William Laverty ‘74

Joseph A. ‘60 and Carol M. Fernicola-Reilly

Paul ‘05/M.B.A. and Kristen K. Ellison ‘99/M.B.A. ‘02

Bridget E. Laverty ‘11

Richard Ricci ‘75

Jon Epstein

Thomas J. ‘70 and Judy Leane

John J. ‘55 and Lee Riley

Thomas P. Faenza 88’ M.B.A.

Kevin J. ‘69 and Joan V. Lennon

Nicholas ‘83 and Annette Romano

William P. Fahy ‘72/M.A.E. ‘75 and

Vincent Leo ‘64/T.V. Leo Real Estate

Robert Roth ‘93/M.B.A. ‘99

Kenneth W. ‘71 and Kathleen Faistl

Steven A. Lombardi

Coy R. Rudd ‘03/M.S.I.B.

William ‘78 and Arlene Field

Christopher Lonero ‘03/M.A.

Michele Flannery

Vincent Lorenzo ‘60/Dee Rose Furniture

Stephen M. Sammarro ‘87/Sammarro & Zalarick, P.A. Philip R. Sanford ‘05

John Foley

Vincent W. ‘60 and Marion Lorenzo

Santo M. ‘84 and Denise Scaglione

Adrian M. ‘43 and Mary V. Foley

Charles F. ‘57 and Mary Jane Lorenzo

Robert and Rosemary Schmitt

Christopher M. Foye ‘97

Alan J. ‘65 and Katherine S. Lucibello

Ellen and Daniel H. Schoch

Full Count Baseball Group LLC

Robert T. Manganaro ‘99

We all work so hard as studentathletes, and it’s very rewarding to see that the University works just as hard to make sure we have all the resources necessary that we need to succeed. It’s so important to have the support of alumni, friends and family. I’m grateful to the members of Pirate Blue and all the supporters of Seton Hall Athletics for their generosity. Alyssa Warren women’s volleyball


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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Honor Roll of Donors Gary A. ‘61 and Susan M. Scott

Thomas C. Cantlon ‘81/M.B.A. ‘87

Frank and Lauren Servido

Louis V. ‘80/M.B.A. and Patricia A. Capadona

Joseph and Elisa Sgherza Michael C. Shatkrn Michael J. ‘58/M.A. ‘67 and Phyllis A. Sheppard Alan ‘86 and Lisa Sikora Joseph A. ‘51 and Lorraine Silvestri Michael A. ‘83 and Nicolina Simone William J. ‘82/M.B.A. and Robin Ann Simms Johan G. Singh ‘05 Roger G. ‘68/M.B.A. ‘74 and Patricia A. Schneider Ricardo ‘98/J.D.and Melissa A. Provost ‘98/J.D. Richard ‘75 and Joy N. Sposta Barbara A. ‘70/M.A.E. and John Kubowicz Craig J. Steel ‘05/M.H.A. John P. Stollmeyer ‘98 Christopher Sullivan Insurance Agency, Inc. Frank and Kathy Suppa Kazbek Tambi ‘90/J.D. Christin L. ‘95 and George Thompson John T. ‘50 and Eileen Tierney Gregory ‘06/M.A.T. and Maureen Tobin George R. ‘77 and Ellen Twill Victor ‘69 and Karen L. Savelich Richard E. and Helen P. Van Ness Christian T. Vercollone ‘09 Edward C. and Ellen Walch Robert M. Walker John Wilson Ronald Wozniak Terence Wronko Attorney at Law James R. ‘79 and Diane Wronko A. Zachary ‘65/M.A. ‘66 and Trish Yamba Louis P. and Diane Yannaco Kathy Jo and Robert Zabrosky Kimberly Zweidinger ‘96

PIRATE CLUB ($100 - $249) John L. ‘72 and Rosemary Abbamonte Paul F. ‘70 and Virginia Acocella James M. Ahle ‘49 Robert Ahrens AIPC, Inc. Raffaele G. Alberto ‘99 Francis H. ‘66 and Susanne T. Alexander Angela Annunziata Stephen P. ‘76/M.S. and Gloria J. Cywinski-Arlak ‘75/M.A.E. David Augustine ‘02 Raymond ‘65 and Judith Babinski Frank A. ‘59 and Hattie Baier Joseph P. ‘71 and Katherine M. Bakes

Coming from Ireland I was very excited to attend Seton Hall University, but was a little nervous. I can tell you that when I leave Seton Hall, I will have had the greatest experience of my life and will be prepared for every aspect of my future. The support of so many Pirate Blue members has provided me the tools to be successful and I will always be grateful. Gary Dunne men’s golf Robert E. ‘53 and Jean A. Baldini James M. ‘60 and Shirley Barbato Joseph E. ‘65 and Enola Barlik Patricia A. ‘84 and Michael J. Baroz Charles Barrett William K. ‘79 and Mary E. Barrows John Baxter ‘78 Frederick C. ‘69 and Lois J. Beauchamp William A. ‘67 and Karen G. Belfer Walter B. Bell ‘97 Tera Benoit-Rahn ‘97 Jenna L. Best ‘08 Gladys Beter Philip J. and Kimberly E. Black Richard Blanchard Michael and Ellen Blazoski Edward M. and Carol L. Bonder Joseph and Lesley Boniface Steven S. ‘95 and Karin C. Bosio ‘96 Victor J. Bosse Scott Bourdon ‘03/M.B.A. Quinn Bowler Lawrence A. ‘51 and Elizabeth T. Brattlof Geoffrey J. Braun ‘10/M.S. John C. And Marianne L. Brenizer James E. ‘96/E.D.D. and Jane A. Brunn Anthony P. ‘66 and Joanne Buck ‘69 Susan K. ‘87/M.A.E. ‘89 and Jeffrey J. Burek Brian C. Burke ‘11 Derek D. ‘85 and Anne E. Burke Michaela C. and Bertram V. Burke ‘58 Patrick Burns Brad ‘96/M.B.A. ‘99 and Andrea V. Butash James A. ‘68/M.B.A. ‘74 and Angela Byrne Fulton and Therese Cahill Anthony Calabrese Brian Campbell ‘00 John S. Campbell ‘05

Robert ‘87 and Patti Carne Vivienne ‘90/M.A.E. ‘93/ P.H.D. ‘01 and Brian P. Carr ‘94 James F. ‘52 and Georgia A. Carroll James R. ‘69 and Barbara Casagrande Frank J. ‘93 and Elisa Cassanelli Thomas W. ‘72/J.D. and Barbara Cavanagh Patrick S. Cedola Fred Cerrato Anthony Chaves ‘91 Patricia Cier Robert Cifelli Michael J. ‘81/M.A.E. and Carol A. Clark James W. Cleary Thomas A. Coburn ‘88 Joseph and Janet Cocuzza Kathleen M. Coleman ‘85 Pascal R. ‘65/M.S. and Grace A. Collura Thomas W. ‘00 and Tracy Comerford Richard J. ‘50 and Jane C. Connors Robert F. ‘02/M.A.E. and Annette Conway Henry M. ‘54 and Pauline Cooper Michael C. Coppola Edward C. ‘86 and Lynn Coppola Peter Coppola Gerald M. Cordasco Allen R. and Marsha Costa Bill Costantino Marty ‘81 and Kyle K. Costello CPR Medical Products, Inc. Sharon M. ‘00/M.B.A. ‘04 and John F. Creeden Creekview Realty, LLC Timothy A. ‘80 and Erin A. Crowley Thomas Cummings Helen A. ‘81/M.A. ‘96 and William Coughlin George R. ‘83 and Pilar Curvy Zachary C. Cziryak ‘11 Til J. Dallavalle ‘03 Robert J. Daly ‘90 Brian Daly ‘98 Edward ‘76 and Denise Davidoski Helena C. Davin Michael W. ‘03/M.P.A. ‘05 and Michelle L. Day ‘05 Garry D. ‘05 and Tanya L. De Boer ‘05 Ronald DeCicco Julian A. Decter Fred and Lisa Della Femina Michael G. ‘79 and Rosemarie DeLorenzo Diane L. Delserro-Knepper ‘92/M.S.N. ‘96 Bryan C. ‘92 and Catherine DeNovellis ‘90/M.B.A. ‘96 David D. Depelteau ‘05 Steven ‘76 and Karen Devcich ‘78

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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Honor Roll of Donors Anne T. and William A. Devece

Michael G. Gordon ‘06/J.D. ‘09

Stephen P. Kuchen ‘83

Frederick L. Diamond ‘06

Agnes H. ‘75 and Henry Gottlieb

Bernard I. ‘54 and Bonnie Kunert

Diamond Nation, LLC

David A. Gourley ‘07/M.H.A.

Aaron ‘51 and Joan Kurtzman

James ‘73 and Mary DiCarlo

Oliver and Carol Greene

David Lafarga ‘91

Philip ‘84 and Kathleen DiGuglielmo

Edward and Theresa Haefeli

Louis ‘71/M.B.A. and Marie LaSalle

Mary Dillon

Warren R. Hall ‘85/M.D.M. ‘89 &/M.A.T. ‘98

Russell J. LaSpina ‘84

Thomas R. Doherty ‘84

Peter L. Halpin ‘07/J.D.

Brendan Laverty ‘08

Amanda Donato

David S. Hamlin

James M. ‘68 and Kathleen Leber

Frank X. ‘72 and Cheryl Donohue

Donald F. Handel

Robert Lee

Richard E. Dooley ‘69

Timothy R. Haney

Wende LeGacy

Timothy B. Dooley ‘10

Don and Johanna Harden

Kara L. Lennon ‘98

Brian T. Duff ‘86

Nicole M. Harguindeguy ‘95/M.S.H.R. ‘97

Thaddeus S. ‘51 and Martha Lepcio

Tom Duffy

Robert Hartman

Francis B. and Catherine M. Light

Patricia M. Dunn ‘97/M.B.A.

Sean T. Haverty ‘97

John P. ‘52 and Clare E. Ligos

Diane Dwyer

Robert A. Haviland

John Loalbo ‘81

Gerson ‘94 and Sheila L. Noecker ‘02/M.B.A.

James P. Hendy

James C. and Kimberley Logan

Alexander Echeverry ‘97

Rufino Hilario

Russell G. ‘89 and Elizabeth Lomauro

Peter J. Economou ‘02/E.D.S. ‘07

Brian Hoatson

Kevin D. Losch ‘06

Aubrey E. Ellzey ‘07

Shaheen Holloway ‘00 and Kim L. Nguyen ‘01

David Luciano ‘09/M.A.E.

Ann Eng

Stephen J.‘91/M.A.E.‘04/E.D.D.‘07 and Beverly Hoptay

Pamela Lumpe

Peter English

W. Donald ‘51 and Katherine Horn

Michael Lusk

John V. Fairchild ‘96

Rebecca Hornbuckle

Carl J. MacDonald ‘03/M.B.A. ‘08

Borja Faixat

Haris ‘95/M.B.A. ‘00 and Suzana Hot

Amara E. and Alex R. MacPhee ‘97

Franco ‘90/M.S.T. ‘01 and Kelly A. Fallone ‘90/M.B.A. ‘97

Thomas P. ‘97 and Jessica L. Houston

Geralyn Madsen

Edward Farmer

Robert F. ‘85 and Laura Howe

Paul D. ‘72 and Jeanette Magna

Bruce T. Fenska ‘86

Daniel J. ‘93 and Megan Hyde

James J. ‘71 and Joan A. Malespina ‘84/M.S. ‘99

Nicole A. Ferdinando ‘11/M.A.

Frank A. ‘85 and Magali Iannone

Robert K. ‘84/J.D. and Janet M. Dempsey-Malone

Joseph M. ‘91 and Amy Ferretti

James Imperiale

Lorena Mann

Robert E. and Wendy Fetterly

Karen and Charles Infantino

Richard L. ‘74/J.D. ‘78 and Donna Marcickiewicz

Giselle ‘97/J.D. ‘00 and Anthony M. Fittizzi ‘00/J.D.

Maureen and Bruce J. Bolduc

Dominic A. Marconi ‘49

Kevin W. ‘93 and Karyn A. Fitzgibbons ‘94

Amanda M. Jensen ‘10

Christine F. ‘87/J.D. ‘90 and Gary J. Marks

Michele J. and Kevin R. Flynn

Walter Jitner ‘55

Stephen S. ‘91 and Janet Cruz-Marotta

Lucille A. ‘83 and Kevin Flynn

Jacquelyn E. ‘93 and Justin Johnson

Ronald R. ‘56 and Mellarie Marra

Joseph H. ‘73 and Irene R. Foley

Jerome Joondeph

Paul G. Mathew ‘01

Christopher B. Fontenelli ‘10

Hartmut ‘73 and Helene Jung

Kathleen A. Matta ‘87/M.P.A. ‘89

Brian T. Forsa ‘08

Bruce P. ‘98 and Joan C. Kauffman

James E. Matthews ‘86

Frame Shop of South Orange, Inc.

Brian T. ‘91 and Geraldine Keating

Justin McCarthy

Thomas A. Fraser

Judy G. and Paul W. Keating

Alexander ‘03 and Shawn McDonald ‘05

Susan Friedman

Sharon Keigher ‘87

Francis J. McDonnell ‘91

Mark A. ‘92 and Meghan Frigiola

Micheal K. Kelly

Leslie M. McEwan

Kyle Fuschetti

Robert Kerr

Brian J. McGee ‘99

Pauline M. Gaffey

Patricia A. Keville

Gerard J. McGettigan ‘01/M.B.A. ‘05

Denise A. ‘80/M.S.N. ‘84 and Robert Gasalberti

Thomas S. ‘64/J.D. ‘67 and Sherryl H. Kirschenbaum

James McGreevy ‘86

Robert J. ‘81/P.H.D. and Ann K. Gaydosh

Richard J. ‘58/M.A.E. ‘65 and Mary R. Kleissler

Steve D. McKee ‘96/M.B.A. ‘98

Erin M. Geary ‘00

Joseph T. ‘82/M.B.A. ‘86 and Cynthia A. Knauer

Denis F. and Barbara H. McLaughlin

Thomas E. and Karen A. Gilbert

Robert M. ‘49 and Lucy Knoth

Hugh J. McManus ‘66

F. Michael ‘65/J.D. ‘73 and Grace Giles

Charles R. Knothe ‘66

Lawrence H. ‘80 and Marjorie McShane

Daniel A. Giovinetto ‘80

Gary and Elissa Kolackovsky

John T. McVey ‘09

Timothy P. Glenn

Frederick ‘77 and Cathy A. Kopecki

Richard Meene

Cheryl L. ‘91 and Patrick Glory

Shirley F. Kozlowski

George J. ‘68 and Toni Mehler

Michael J. Glynn ‘64/M.A.E.

Eric L. Krohel ‘90/M.S.

Alexander P. ‘97 and Amy S. Melconian

Kevin E. and Ellen Golding

Kevin and Lynn Kruse

Vincent D. ‘69 and Kay Roberts

Donald ‘64 and Diane Golemme

Sharon Krystyniak

Victor N. Metallo ‘91/M.A.E. ‘93


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SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•Honor Roll of Donors David Mihal

McKenzie M. Richards ‘04

Emily and Scott Stroup

Christopher Minch

Joseph J. ‘72 and Mary Ann Richardson

William ‘82 and Patricia Surdovel

Mohamad V. Mirghahari ‘02/M.A.D.I. ‘03

Scott C. ‘81/J.D. ‘84 and Kathleen D. Riley

Linda and William Swenarton

Miu & Co., LLP

Elven Riley

Vincent M. ‘91 and Heather Tamburro

Mark B. Moore

Andrew ‘71/M.A. ‘74 and Jennie F. Rinko

Guy J. ‘74 and Alice Tarantello

Melissa Morano

Gerald E. Rogers ‘62

Peter J. Tartanella ‘67

Michael A. Moretti ‘73

Felix N. ‘92 and Crisy Rivera

Robert J. Tarte ‘65/J.D. ‘69

John D. ‘94 and Marilena Morris

James ‘64 and Eileen Rochford

Peter J. ‘02 and Stephanie M. Whitener

Sandra and Ross Morrone

Steven A. Rothschild

James and Karen Tenhundfeld

Donna Moses

Kenneth Rowinsky

Brad J. Teryek ‘97/M.A. ‘07

Adam and Mary Jane Mostoller

Mark Russo

William R. Testa

John M. ‘92 and Nadene Murphy

Robin ‘77/M.B.A. ‘83 and Cynthia I. Russo

Gerard F. ‘60 and Rosalind A. Todd

Robert W. Murphy ‘74

Michael J. ‘89 and Keri Ryan

Katherine Townsend

Daniel H. ‘57 and Patricia E. Murray

John W. and Janet E. Ryans

Joseph J. ‘75 and Nancy Trotter

James H. Murray ‘52

Mary Sakin ‘87

Michael R. Tully ‘83

Barry B. ‘70 and Anna Muster

Johanna R. Salvante ‘06

Robert J. Tumolo ‘90

Howard P. and Lynn M. Naumann

Manuel P. ‘67/M.B.A. ‘79/J.D. ‘84 and Eileen Sanchez

Thomas L. Turner

Gary P. Notaro ‘71

Matthew E. ‘93 and Megan C. Timmins

Russell G. Underwald ‘93/M.B.A. ‘00

Vincent J. and Marla O’Connor

Adam Satz ‘11

Brian R. ‘99/M.P.A. ‘01 and Kendra VanVelzor

James F. and Noreen O’Donnell

John and Rose Sauer

Daniel Velez

Ronald W. ‘61 and Irene Olender

James A. ‘69 and Bonnie K. Sbarbaro ‘69

Vincent ‘90/J.D. and Karen C. Ventura

Gregory J. ‘75 and Frances Olszewski

Manfred and Annette Schellscheidt

Frank L. Verde ‘67

Rocco P. ‘60 and Ann C. Orlando

Keith D. And Lisa M. Scheper

David J. ‘94 and Mindy Vernieri

William J. and Nancy M. Otskey ‘03/M.A.E.

Karl ‘83 and Mary R. Schmid ‘86

Carmen S. ‘65 and Annemarie Vitale

Patrick M. and Karen K. Pacillo ‘85

John J. ‘73 and Dianne M. Schmitt

Kevin G. ‘95/J.D. ‘98 and Lisa Walsh ‘98/ J.D.

John S. ‘84 and Carolyn Palma

Joel A. ‘63 and Doris Schwartz

Robert D. Walter

Matthew J. ‘96 and Kimberly S. Palmer

Thomas E. and Ann Semple

Michael G. ‘80 and Loretta Ward

Fred D. ‘71 /M.B.A. ‘82 and Elizabeth A. Palumbo

Bardia R. Shah-Rais ‘95

Marc Warrington

George ‘83 and Theresa P. Parise

Edmund G. and Margaret I. Shannon

Steve Watkinson

John C. Parnofiello ‘07

Kevin Sheehan ‘77

Clay W. and Kelli L. White

Denis R. ‘76 and Diane Parvin

Sindy L. Sheldon

John Woods

Gregory J. Patton ‘94

Robert M. ‘92/M.B.A. ‘96 and Kelly A. Sheppard ‘93

Marie C. Wozniak

Bernadette C. and John D. Pauling

Michael ‘81 and Laurie Sheppard ‘87

David Wright

Judith A. ‘91 and Michael Peacock

Gregory J. and Mary E. Sheppard ‘01

Kevin D. and Janice S. Wronko

Brian Peoples ‘86/J.D. ‘90

Kathleen G. ‘83 and William Tartus

John P. Wuebbeling ‘01

Martin J. Perry

Joseph Signorello

Gregory Wyzykowski

Michael J ‘84 and Shari E. Peterson

John and Blanche Simpson

John ‘97 and Emily J. O’Connell

Robert J. ‘66 and Lynn Phelan

Thomas Skomial

Zebras, Inc.

Aniello ‘90 and Christine S. Piro ‘91

Michael W. ‘92 and Allisandra Smith

Arthur P. Zenkert ‘65

Douglas Pope

Martin V. ‘62 and Linda Smith

Joseph F. ‘49/M.A. ‘56 and Jerilyn S. Zubko

Scott C. Post 01 /M.S.

Susan M. ‘88 and Michael G. Smith ‘89

William Prevost

Mark S. ‘96/M.B.A. and Joanne Sobieski

Joseph Priselac

Ronald R. ‘72 and Nancy Sorensen

John and Denise Probst

Theresa M. ‘65/M.A.E. and Paul H. Sowa

Stanley J. ‘86 and Linda L. Purzycki

James T. ‘65 and Eileen Spaeth

Kevin Ralph

Kevin J. Spaeth ‘97

Sean E. ‘99 and Monica L. Buonincontri

Carl Specht

Ed Ras

Cheryl and Michael G. Stahl

Elizabeth L. Rathbun ‘09/M.A.E. ‘12

Jonathan S. Steinberg

Sue C. Regan

Walter R. Stewart ‘95

Reynolds Financial Services

Philip ‘51 and Jean C. Stillwell

Robert and Eileen Ricci

Megan E. Stoudt ‘05

* Denotes deceased

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•our staff: head coaches

Anthony Bozzella Women’s Basketball

Sara Doell Women’s Golf

Gerson Echeverry Men’s Soccer

Paige Smith Softball

Kazbek Tambi Women’s Soccer

Clay White Men’s Golf

ron farina Swimming & Diving

Kevin Willard Men’s Basketball

John Moon Cross Country

Rob Sheppard Baseball

Greg Wyzykowski Tennis

Allison Yaeger Volleyball

•athletic programs: staff directory Baseball

Rob Sheppard, Head Coach Mike Sheppard, Head Coach Emeritus Phil Cundari, Associate Head Coach Mark Pappas, Assistant Coach Eric Duncan, Volunteer Assistant Coach

Basketball – Men’s

Kevin Willard, Head Coach Shaheen Holloway, Associate Head Coach Fred Hill, Assistant Coach Grant Billmeier, Coordinator of Basketball Operations Ryan Whalen, Coordinator of Basketball Operations Connie Francis, Secretary

Basketball – Women’s

Anthony Bozzella, Head Coach Stephanie Del Preore, Assistant Coach Lauren DeFalco, Assistant Coach Tiffany Jones, Assistant Coach Timothy Gardner, Director of Basketball Operations Marissa Flagg, Coordinator of Basketball Operations Alexandra Maseko, Graduate Assistant Karen McNanna, Secretary


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Cross Country John Moon, Head Coach

Golf – Men’s

Clay White, Head Coach Allan Small, Assistant Coach

Golf – Women’s Sara Doell, Head Coach

Soccer – Men’s

Gerson Echeverry, Head Coach Vincent Marcotrigiano, Assistant Coach Kobié Johnson, Assistant Coach Mark Williams, Assistant Coach Jason Israel, Director of Soccer Operations

Soccer – Women’s

Kazbek Tambi, Head Coach Kevin Leacock, Assistant Coach Marguerite Ferrell, Assistant Coach Jerrod Laventure, Volunteer Assistant Coach


Paige Smith, Head Coach Betsy White, Assistant Coach

Swimming & Diving

Ron Farina, Head Coach PJ Hughes, Diving Coach Andrew Le Blanc, Volunteer Assistant Coach


Greg Wyzykowski, Head Coach


Allison Yaeger, Head Coach Allie Matters, Assistant Coach


Lauren Del Rosso, Head Coach Greg Gilbert, Assistant Coach

SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•our staff: athletic administration directory Athletic Administration Patrick Lyons Duane Bailey Jimmy O’Donnell Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick Mary Gross

Director of Athletics / Recreational Services Deputy Director of Athletics Senior Associate Athletics Director / Team Operations Sr. Assoc. Ath. Dir. / SWA / Compliance/ Student Development Secretary - Director’s Office

Academic Support Services Dr. Laura Schoppman Matthew Geibel Amanda DiDonato Ryan Westman Kirby Groves Marissa Muoio

Faculty Athletics Representative Director / Academic Support Services Associate Director / Academic Support Services Academic Advisor Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant

Athletic Communications Stephen Dombroski Matt Sweeney Vincent Novicki Adam Satz Ann Marie Vasquez

Assistant Athletic Director / Digital Media and Communications Assistant Athletics Director / Communications Associate Director / Athletics Communications Assistant Director / Athletics Communications Secretary

Business Operations Loren Peterson

Assistant Athletics Director / Business Affairs

Compliance & Student Athlete Development Bridgette Cahill Roberto Sasso

Equipment Clay White Floyd Nevius

Facilities Kevin Sponzo Dan Velez Chris Carl

Assistant Athletics Director / Compliance Assistant Athletics Director / Student-Athlete Development & Leadership

Equipment Manager Assistant Equipment Manager

Associate Athletics Director / Facilities & Operations Assistant Athletics Director / Facilities & Operations Athletics Facilities & Operations Assistant

Athletics Marketing & Promotions Kelly O’Neil Travis Tosoni Debbie Sfraga

Assistant Athletics Director / Marketing & Promotions Graduate Assistant Band Director

Pirate Blue Athletic Fund Bryan Felt Jay Judge Reyna Salvatore Mary Laverty

Associate Athletics Director / Development & External Affairs Assistant Athletics Director / Development Graduate Assistant Secretary

Recreational Services Kathy Matta Brian Poll Lauren Cicale Brian Hinz Anthony Salerno

Sports Medicine Tony Testa Margeritte Carlson Catherine Lass Mallory Klapsogeorge Michita Toda

Associate Athletics Director / Recreational Services Assistant Director / Recreational Services Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant Graduate Assistant

Director / Sports Medicine Assistant Athletics Trainer Assistant Athletics Trainer Assistant Athletics Trainer Assistant Athletics Trainer

Strength & Conditioning Angelo Gingerelli Ryan Carr Jason Nehring

Ticket Operations Jim Semerad

Strength & Conditioning Coach Strength & Conditioning Coach Strength & Conditioning Coach

Assistant Athletics Director / Ticket Operations

Fan Relationship Center Tom French James Haley Michael Peterson Anthony Ricci

Manager / Fan Relationship Center Ticket Sales Consultant Ticket Sales Consultant Ticket Sales Consultant 2012-13 Annual Report Seton Hall Athletics


SETON HALL ATHLETICS 2012-13 Annual Report

•promoting the pirates The Seton Hall Athletic Department unveiled a fresh look for SHUPirates. com through its new partnership with the College Network. The Pirates’ customized official athletics website was strategically designed to enhance functionality with a concise navigation. The new was built on a comprehensive digital network that will allow fans to consume the latest information on Seton Hall’s 14 athletic programs through a multitude of platforms.


The ‘Connect’ tab is a one-stop destination that features all of Seton Hall athletics’ digital offerings (E-Newsletter, AD Newsletter, mobile alerts, social media, and iPhone, iPad and Android apps) where fans can subscribe to their preferred method for keeping up with the Pirates. Additionally, the dropdown panel was revamped for easy navigation to specific pages, such as the ‘Sports’ menu where one touch of the mouse sends fans directly to their favorite team’s homepage, roster, schedule, stats or twitter page.

along with quick tabs located in the ‘Headlines’ box for easy access to the latest on-demand video content. The rapidly growing Pirate Sports Network produces a complete package of live event broadcasts, pre-game and postgame commentary, highlights, and a variety of video features that spotlight Seton Hall’s teams and studentathletes. One of the objectives for SHUPirates. com was to integrate a stronger social media presence for the Pirates into the site. Every team page is now customized with the program’s official Twitter and Facebook accounts. The @SHUAthletics twitter feed scrolls through the bottom of every page, and within the “sticky bar” there are icons linked to the Seton Hall Athletics Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. extended its reach in the mobile and tablet arenas with iPhone, iPad and Android applications. The apps feature everything from news updates, live scoring, in-app alerts, as well as live and on-demand video content. Additionally,’s revamped mobile website, which is available for any device, will enhance the visiting experience. Pirate Sports Network video content will also be available in native web browsers on most mobile devices through College Network’s latest rollout of HTML5.

The Pirate Sports Network embedded video player was also placed in a centralized location on the site,

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2012-13 Seton Hall Athletics Annual Report  
2012-13 Seton Hall Athletics Annual Report  

An annual report which highlights the many athletic and academic accomplishments of Seton Hall's student-athletes. It also celebrates the ma...