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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Head Coach Greg Wyzykowski................................................................ 2 Season Preview.....................................................................................3-9 Pirate Profiles................................................................................... 10-16

GENERAL INFORMATION Location .................................................. South Orange, N.J. 07079 Founded . .................................................................................. 1856 Enrollment ............................................................................... 9,700 Affiliation . ................................................................. NCAA Division I

COACHING STAFF

2011-12 Quick Facts............................................................................... 1

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QUICK FACTS

Conference ......................................................................... BIG EAST

Record Book..................................................................................... 30-31 This is Seton Hall.............................................................................. 32-51

Nickname ...............................................................................Pirates Colors ........................................................................Blue and White Home Field (Capacity) . .....................Owen T. Carroll Field (1,800) Surface ...............................................................................Field Turf President........................................................Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban

FOR THE LATEST UPDATED INFORMATION ON SETON HALL TENNIS AND ALL OF THE PIRATES’ ATHLETIC TEAMS, VISIT

Director of Athletics/Recreational Services...........Patrick G. Lyons

SHUPIRATES.COM

Athletic Department Website..........................www.shupirates.com

For information on BIG EAST Conference Tennis, log on to the league web site www.bigeast.org

SEASON PREVIEW

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Athletic Department Phone ....................................(973) 761-9497

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HALL

ATHLETICS

TENNIS

Alma Mater ................................................................................. NJIT Record at Seton Hall/Years.................................................22-50/4 Career Record...........................................................................Same

ELIZABETH

VEROW SENIOR

COURTNEY

KILARSKI SENIOR

Email.................................................. gregory.wyzykowski@shu.edu Wyzykowski Office Phone ...................................... (973) 761-7946

NOTE TO THE MEDIA The Seton Hall University Athletic Communications Office welcomes your interest in the University and the Pirates’ Tennis program. Publicity and media information for Tennis is handled by Adam Satz, Athletics Communications Assistant. All interviews with Coach Wyzykowski and the student-athletes should be arranged through the Athletics Communcations office. Please contact Satz at 973-761-9754 for any information or interview requests.

CREDITS The 2011-12 Seton Hall Tennis Guide was written and edited by Adam Satz; Layout Design by Elizabeth Rathbun, Assistant Director, Digital Media/Creative Services. Photos courtesy S.R. Smith.

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TEAM INFORMATION

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2011 Record ..............................................................................6-16 2011 BIG EAST Record ................................................................3-8 Postseason ............................................................................... None Letterwinners Returning/Lost.....................................................5/3 Newcomers....................................................................................... 3

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Seniors Elizabeth Verow and Courtney Kilarski

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ATHLETICS COMMUNCATIONS OFFICE Athletics Communications Assistant.............................. Adam Satz Satz’s E-Mail..................................................... adam.satz@shu.edu

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ON THE COVER:

PIRATE PROFILES

Head Coach ...........................................................Greg Wyzykowski

Athletics Communications Phone ......................... (973) 761-9493 Athletics Communications Fax............................... (973) 761-9061

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PIRATE TENNIS COACHING STAFF SEASON PREVIEW Greg Wyzykowski is back for his fifth season as head coach of the Seton Hall women’s tennis program. Wyzykowski joined the Pirates after spending the 2006-07 season as an assistant coach with the Fairleigh Dickinson men’s and women’s tennis teams. PIRATE PROFILES

In his four years with the Pirates, 70 percent of players have improved their results from their freshman season to their senior years. Wyzykowski’s teams have also excelled in the classroom. Collectively, the team has qualified for the ITA Academic Award each season. Several players have also received academic recognition from the BIG EAST. In his year with the Knights, Wyzykowski helped lead FDU to a NEC Championship along with an NCAA Tournament appearance.

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In July of 2008, Wyzykowski was a coach for Under-14 boys and girls at the USTA Eastern Zonal Competition. His boys squad took the gold medal at the event.

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Greg RECORD BOOK

Wyzykowski FIFTH SEASON •NJIT

His previous collegiate experience includes launching a women’s tennis program at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, N.J., where he spent seven seasons. In 2005-06, he earned him CACC Coach of the Year honors and was conference’s women’s tennis chairperson during its inaugural season. Wyzykowski resurrected the women’s tennis program at Brookdale Community College where he was head coach for three years. He also coached in the high school ranks at South River for 11 years, where he was selected Coach of the Year twice, and Shore Regional for an additional six seasons. Wyzykowski has also served on the ITA/NCAA Division II women’s ranking committee in 200506, and a former head pro at Rumson Country Club.

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Wyzykowski is a United States Professional Tennis Association certified instructor and is a member of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association. He also served on the United States Tennis Association middle states collegiate committee. In 2011, Wyzykowski served as part of the BIG EAST Championship tennis committee. Wyzykowski is a graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology and currently resides in Howell, N.J.

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COACHING STAFF

Hometown/High School Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela/U.E. Calicantina

Anna Guryanova

Fr.

Moscow, Russia/Gymnasium 1520

Courtney Kilarski

Sr.

Roseville, Calif./Roseville High School

Rocio Portela

So.

Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico/Broward Virtual

Maria Rodriguez

Fr.

Bogotรก, Columbia /The English School

Pui-Wing (Chloe) Sher So.

Shui Wai, Hong Kong/Diocesan Girls School

Madison Shoemaker Fr.

Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia/Foothill High School

Elizabeth Verow

Barnt Green, England/Edgbaston High School

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Cl. Jr.

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Name Karina Cordero

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he Seton Hall tennis team enters the 2011-12 season, the fifth with head coach Greg Wyzykowski at the helm, with a sense of purpose. With five returning players and three talented newcomers, the Pirates are poised to open eyes along the way as they navigate their challenging schedule.

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“I think the biggest difference this year is our team’s attitude,” said Wyzykowski. “Going back to the beginning of the year, each one of our girls has shown that they are ready to make the commitment necessary to get to where we want to be at the end of the season.” “Regardless of what level of tennis you are talking about, behind every successful team is a strong leadership force,” Wyzykowski continued. “I think this year we have a group that has really bought into this concept and helped re-energize the program.”

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The bulk of the stewardship responsibilities will fall upon senior captain Elizabeth Verow. A four-year team member, Verow has proven to be a capable member of the Pirates lineup. In 201112 however, Verow’s most important contributions may very well come outside the confines of the tennis court.

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“Lizzie is an exceptional athlete who is capable of great things with a racket in her hand,” stated Wyzykowski. “I have also been extremely pleased with the way she has embraced her role as team captain and played an integral part in the development of a winning attitude within our program.”

Fellow senior Courtney Kilarski has also been a significant presence in the SHU lineup over the past four years. Kilarski is a two-time ITA qualifier who has played a major part in the Pirates’ doubles efforts throughout her career. “With Courtney, I think the maturation in her game from when she came in as a freshman is clear,” Wyzykowski said. “She is a very talented player and given the renewed commitment she has shown on and off the court, this could be her best season as a Pirate.” The 2011-12 version of the Pirates only features one junior, but she is one with a bevy of experience. In her two years at The Hall, Karina Cordero has been one of the program’s most consistent players, compiling 20 individual victories and 20 doubles wins in that span. Cordero will be a key part of the Pirates efforts in both singles and doubles again this season. “Karina has a great skill set,” said Pirates’ head coach. “She has the ability to do very good things for us and she will be an important part of what we do this season. I expect her to have a very productive season because I think she has progressed as a player to the point where she can consistently play at the top of her game.” The three upperclassmen will be leaned upon heavily to help guide a young roster through the rigors of this year’s schedule. The Pirates non-conference schedule includes six teams that reached at least the semifinals of their respective conference tournaments a year ago, highlighted by defending conference champions Army (Patriot League) and NJIT (Great West).

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Seton Hall will also be looking to improve its win total in BIG EAST matches for the second year in a row after narrowly missing out on a conference tournament berth last season.

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“Obviously, you want to go out there and compete and put yourself in a position to win each match,” Wyzykowski said. “I think a big part of that for our team is going to be winning more doubles points than we have in the past. Doubles tennis is unique in that often times you will see players who are the best on their team or in the region individually, but they are not strong in doubles play. If we can become more consistent in doubles, we will be able to increase our win total from previous years.”

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Two players who will feature prominently for SHU, both as a doubles team and individuals are sophomores Chloe Sher and Rocio Portela. Following a freshman campaign that saw them consistently play at the top of the lineup for the Pirates, the pair of second-year players is prepared to make their mark on the new year. Sher is coming off a debut season that ranks as one of the most productive in school history. She recorded 19 individual victories, all while playing in the number one slot, in addition to

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that will allow them to be competitive right away. Their addition has undoubtedly strengthened our lineup as a whole and I fully expect to see their contributions translate into improved results for our team.” The outlook for the upcoming tennis season is a bright one for Seton Hall. A committed attitude along with improved lineup strength from top to bottom have the program poised to establish themselves as a consistent force in collegiate tennis.

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“I think this year’s team is as close as it has been during my time here to having eight players of equal ability,” Wyzykowski said. “We are going to be at our best we combine that ability with a positive mindset. If our girls come to play every day, we can be a very dangerous team.”

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a victory at the 2010 ITA Tournament. The 20 victories tied for the ninth most by a player in a single season in school history. Sher and Portela also frequently teamed to comprise the Pirates’ top doubles pairing. As a team, the two freshmen recorded 11 doubles victories last season, matching the fifth highest total for any SHU pairing since 2001.

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“Rocio and Chloe will continue to play vital roles for us,” Wyzykowski said. “They both have the ability to be ranked individually and as a doubles team. They also have a wealth of experience under their belt from their freshman year, so I think some of those nerves and the mistakes that come with them are no longer a factor. Through their play last year, they learned that they can compete with and beat a lot of girls at this level. I expect to see more confident play out of them this season.”

RECORD BOOK

Joining the returning team members for Seton Hall will be three newcomers. Freshmen Anna Guryanova (Moscow, Russia), Maria Rodriguez (Bogota, Columbia) and Madison Shoemaker (Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia) will all make their Pirate debuts this season. As with last year’s freshman class, these first-year players will look to make an immediate impact on the court.

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“One of the most encouraging things that we have already seen with our freshmen is a willingness to put the work in,” said Wyzykowski. “I think we are developing a winning culture in our program and these three young ladies certainly fit that mold. Madison is very athletic and she will provide a boost for our doubles efforts. Maria and Anna also possess skills

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at ARMY

vs. BINGHAMTON

Saturday, February 4, 2012 • 10:00 a.m. West Point, N.Y. • Last Meeting: Jan. 29, 2011 - Army, 5-2

Location: West Point, N.Y. Enrollment: 4,440 Conference: Patriot League Facilities: Lichtenberg Tennis Center (Indoor), Malek Tennis Courts (Outdoor) Website: www.goARMYsports.com

Sunday, February 5, 2012 • 10:00 a.m. West Point, N.Y. • Last Meeting: Feb 6, 2011 - Binghamton, 7-0

Location: Vestal, N.Y. Enrollment: 14,713 Conference: America East Facilities: West Gym Courts Website: www.bubearcats.com

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Paul Peck (Illinois) - 17th season Assistant Coach: Christa Macsay

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Libby McGovern (Ball State) - Second season Assistant Coach: Rick Heichemer

2011 Record: 23-8 Conf Record: 5-0/First Postseason: NCAA First Round

2011 Record: 12-9 Conf Record: 5-0/First Postseason: America East Runner-up

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/7 Newcomers: 6

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/3 Newcomers: 3

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vs. BRYANT

at BROWN

Friday, February 10, 2012 • 7:00 p.m. Providence, R.I. • First Meeting

PIRATE PROFILES

Location: Smithfield, R.I. Enrollment: 3,370 Conference: Northeast Conference Facilities: Bryant Tennis Complex Website: www.bryantbulldogs.com

Saturday, February 11, 2012 • 3:00 p.m. Providence, R.I. • Last Meeting: Feb. 21, 2009 - Brown, 7-0

Location: Providence, R.I. Enrollment: 5,754 Conference: Ivy League Facilities: Pizzitola Center (Indoor), Varsity Tennis Courts (Outdoor) Website: www.brownbears.com

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Head Coach (Alma Mater): Barbara Cilli (Providence) - 12th season

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Paul Wardlaw (College of Wooster (OH)) - Eighth season Assistant Coach: Cecily Dubusker

2011 Record: 10-9 Conf Record: 3-2/T-Third Postseason: None

2011 Record: 15-9 Conf Record: 4-3/T-Fourth Postseason: None

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/3 Newcomers: 5

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4 Newcomers: 3

at NAVY

Saturday, February 18, 2012 • 10:00 a.m. Annapolis, Md. • Last Meeting: Feb. 26, 2011 - Navy, 4-3

RECORD BOOK

Location: Annapolis, Md. Enrollment: 4,440 Conference: Patriot League Facilities: Tose Family Tennis Center (Indoor), Dyer Tennis Clubhouse (Outdoor) Website: www.navysports.com

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Keith Puryear (UMBC) - Fourth season Assistant Coach: Ale Pedergnana

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2011 Record: 22-10 Conf Record: 3-0/Second Postseason: Patriot League Runner-up Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/3 Newcomers: 6 Freshman Maria Rodriguez

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Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/1 Newcomers: 3

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Mike Scolamieri (NJCU) - Seventh season 2011 Record: 6-11 Conf Record: 2-4/Fifth Postseason: None Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/1 Newcomers: 2

at NJIT

vs. PROVIDENCE

Friday, March 9, 2012 • 6:00 p.m. Montclair, N.J. • Last Meeting: Apr. 21, 2011 - NJIT, 7-0

Location: Newark, N.J. Enrollment: 6,604 Conference: Great West Facilities: Naimoli Family Athletic and Recreational Facility (Indoor), Brookdale Park (Outdoor) Website: www.njithighlanders.com

COACHING STAFF

2011 Record: 4-13 Conf Record: 1-5/Sixth Postseason: None

Location: Jersey City, N.J. Enrollment: 3,010 Conference: MAAC Facilities: Yanitelli Center Website: www.spc.edu

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Head Coach (Alma Mater): Scott Blumberg (South Florida) - Sixth season

Saturday, March 10, 2012 • 6:00 p.m. South Orange, N.J. • Last Meeting: Apr. 16, 2011 - SHU, 5-2

Location: Providence, R.I. Enrollment: 3,938 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: Providence College Tennis Courts Website: www.friars.com

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Mike Sowter (Marist) - Fourth season Assistant Coaches: Danielle Viola, Bernie Jones

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Kyle LaBranche (Virginia) - Fourth season Assistant Coach:Becky Ricci

2011 Record: 17-8 Conf Record: 3-0/First Postseason: Great West Champions

2011 Record: 3-13 Conf Record: 1-8 Postseason: None

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/1 Newcomers: 1

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/3 Newcomers: 9

PIRATE PROFILES

Location: Riverdale, N.Y. Enrollment: 3,500 Conference: MAAC Facilities: Bronx Intl. Youth Tennis Center (Indoor), Metro Tennis Academy (Outdoor) Website: www.gojaspers.com

Friday, February 24, 2012 • 4:00 p.m. Jersey City, N.J. • Last Meeting: Feb. 13, 2010 - SHU, 6-0

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at SAINT PETER’S

Saturday, February 18, 2012 • 5:00 p.m. Annapolis, Md. • Last Meeting: Feb. 24, 2006 - SHU, 7-0

vs. BUCKNELL

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 • TBA Orlando, Fla. • Last Meeting: Mar. 11, 2005 - Bucknell, 4-3 Location: Lewisburg, Pa. Enrollment:3,583 Conference: Patriot League Facilities: Varsity Tennis Courts Website: www.bucknellbison.com

RECORD BOOK

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Rebecca Helt (Lock Haven) - 15th season Assistant Coach: Worth Richardson

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2011 Record: 10-11 Conf Record: 3-2/Third Postseason: Patriot League semifinals Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/3 Newcomers: 7 Freshman Madison Shoemaker

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vs. FORDHAM

vs. COLGATE

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 • TBA Orlando, Fla. • Last Meeting: Feb. 2, 2008 - Fordham, 4-3

Location: Bronx, N.Y. Enrollment: 8,220 Conference: Atlantic-10 Facilities: Hawthorn/Rooney Tennis Courts Website: www.fordhamsports.com

Thursday, March 15, 2012 • TBA Orlando, Fla. • Last Meeting: Apr. 8, 2000 - SHU, 9-0

Location: Hamilton, N.Y. Enrollment: 2,900 Conference: Patriot League Facilities: Sanford Fieldhouse (Indoor), J.W. Abrahamson Courts (Outdoor) Website: www.gocolgateraiders.com

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Bette-Ann Speliotis Liguori (Fordham) - Third Season

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Bobby Pennington (Kalamazoo College) - Sixth season Assistant Coach: Courtney Vernon

2011 Record: 2-9 Conf Record: 0-2/10th Postseason: Atlantic-10 Tournament - 10th place

2011 Record: 5-14 Conf Record: 1-4/T-Fifth Postseason: Patriot League semifinals

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/3 Newcomers: 4

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/4 Newcomers: 3

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vs. CONNECTICUT

vs. PITTSBURGH

Friday, March 23, 2012 • 1:00 p.m. South Orange, N.J. • Last Meeting: Apr. 15, 2011 - Connecticut, 6-1

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Location: Storrs, Conn. Enrollment: 16,765 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: UConn Tennis Courts Website: www.uconnhuskies.com

Sunday, March 25, 2012 • 12:00 p.m. South Orange, N.J. • Last Meeting: Mar. 19, 2011 - SHU, 4-3

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. Enrollment: 23,496 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: Alpha Tennis and Fitness Club Website: www.pittsburghpanthers.com

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Director of Tennis (Alma Mater): Glenn Marshall (Connecticut) - 14th season Assistant Coach: Monica Purice

Head Coach (Alma Mater): George Dieffenbach (Pittsburgh) - 31st season Assistant Coach: Kristy Borza

2011 Record: 7-11 Conf Record: 3-7 Postseason: Big East Tournament - T-11th place

2011 Record: 8-12 Conf Record: 2-7 Postseason: None

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 9/3 Newcomers: 3

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4 Newcomers: 4

at ST. JOHN’S

Sunday, April 1, 2012 • TBA Queens, N.Y. • Last Meeting: Apr. 3, 2011 - St. John’s, 6-1

RECORD BOOK

Location: Queens, N.Y. Enrollment: 15,720 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: The Courts at St. John’s Website: www.redstormsports.com

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Gemma Alexander-Mozeak (St. John’s) - Sixth season Graduate Assistant: Sean Roker

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2011 Record: 11-10 Conf Record: 4-2 Postseason: BIG EAST Tournament - Ninth Place Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/2 Newcomers: 1 Freshman Anna Guryanova

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Head Coach (Alma Mater): Gordie Ernst (Brown) - Sixth season Assistant Coach: Stephanie Wetmore

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Steve Reiniger (West Chester) - 15th season

2011 Record: 11-8 Conf Record: 7-2 Postseason: BIG EAST Tournament - Sixth Place

2011 Record: 4-15 Conf Record: 0-7 Postseason: None

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/6 Newcomers: 3

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/6 Newcomers: 3

vs. RUTGERS

vs. WEST VIRGINIA

Thursday, April 12, 2012 • 1:00 p.m. South Orange, N.J. • Last Meeting: Mar. 29, 2011 - Rutgers, 7-0

Location: New Brunswick, N.J. Enrollment: 31,268 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: Rutgers Tennis Complex Website: www.scarletknights.com

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Location: Villanova, Pa. Enrollment: 6,352 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: Villanova Tennis Complex Website: www.villanova.com

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Saturday, April 14, 2012 • 12:00 p.m. South Orange, N.J. • Last Meeting: Mar. 18, 2011 - WVU, 6-1

Location: Morgantown, W. Va. Enrollment: 29,617 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: Mountaineer Tennis Courts Website: www.msnsportsnet.com

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Ben Bucca (Albright College) - Ninth season Assistant Coaches: Hilary Tyler, Geralyn Molinari

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Tina Samara (Georgia) - Second season Assistant Coach: Brian Sullivan

2011 Record: 16-7 Conf Record: 7-3 Postseason: BIG EAST Tournament - T-Seventh

2011 Record: 8-12 Conf Record: 4-5 Postseason: BIG EAST Tournament - T-11th

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/2 Newcomers: 3

Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/3 Newcomers: 4

PIRATE PROFILES

Location: Washington D.C. Enrollment: 7,553 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: McDonough Outdoor Tennis Complex Website: www.guhoyas.com

Monday, April 9, 2012 • 11:00 a.m. Villanova, Pa. • Last Meeting: Apr. 1, 2011 - SHU, 7-0

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at GEORGETOWN

Friday, April 6, 2012 • 10:00 a.m. Washington D.C. • Last Meeting: Apr. 10, 2011 - Georgetown, 6-1

vs. SYRACUSE

Sunday, April 15, 2012 • TBA South Orange, N.J. • Last Meeting: Feb. 11, 2011 - Syracuse, 7-0 Location: Syracuse, N.Y. Enrollment: 12,750 Conference: BIG EAST Facilities: Drumlins Website: www.suathletics.com

RECORD BOOK

Head Coach (Alma Mater): Luke Jensen (USC) - Sixth season Associate Head Coach: Shelley George

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2011 Record: 19-7 Conf Record: 8-1 Postseason: BIG EAST Tournament - Fifth Place Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 4/4 Newcomers: 5 Seniors Elizabeth Verow and Courtney Kilarski

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2010-11: Placed fourth in “D” singles bracket of the East Coast Invitational during the fall season… Qualifed for ITA Regionals with doubles partner Elizabeth Verow… Won first BIG EAST singles match of season against Alexandra Harding from Villanova. 2009-10: Picked up first BIG EAST singles win versus Ksenia Mikhaylova of St. John’s (5-7,6-4,10-6)… Paired up with Verow to secue the win against Navy’s Britney Boucher and Stefanie Ton (8-4)…Defeated Providence’s Courtney Burek (6-3, 6-4)…Ended the regular season with a 7-14 singles record.

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2008-09: Earned first collegiate victory over Bryant’s Amanda Granville (6-2, 6-1) at the Quinnipiac Invitational... Picked up first BIG EAST singles win against Minh Evans of Pittsburgh (6-1, 6-1)…Won five of her last six matches to close season. SENIOR

High School: Played tennis for two years at Roseville High School…Team Captain her senior year… Voted MVP All-Metro for the Sacramento, California Area… Undefeated all through high school...A SFL League Champion and Sections Champion… Voted MVP All-League for the SFL… Ranked in the top 15 in the Norcal Rankings…Won over 8 tournaments in Norcal level… An honor roll student all four years of high school… Marketing major and Astronomy minor…Born August 6, 1990.

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KILARSKI ROSEVILLE, CALIF./ROSEVILLE Personal: Marketing major and astronomy minor... Born August 6, 1990.

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CAREER STATS Singles 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Career

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#1 - - - -

#2 - 1-1 - 1-1

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

#4 1-0 4-4 4-8 9-12

#5 1-6 2-9 2-9 5-24

#6 8-2 - - 8-2

ITA - - - -

Totals 13-10 7-14 7-17 27-41

Doubles 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Career

#1 3-10 1-2 1-0 5-12

#2 3-9 4-14 1-2 8-25

#3 - - 2-3 2-3

ITA - 0-1 0-1 0-2

Totals 6-19 5-17 4-6 15-42


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2010-11: Qualified for ITA Regionals with doubles partner Courtney Kilarski during the fall… Shutout Marist’s Retta Byron in spring opener… Topped Kimmy Borza from Pittsburgh to earn first BIG EAST singles win of season… Topped Providence’s Courtney Burek in straight sets.

2008-09: Runner-up in Flight “B” singles draw of Army Tournament… Picked up first collegiate win against …Michael Tollerton of Army (62, 4-6, 10-2)… Strung together a four-match win-streak to finish fall season… Competed at ITA East Regional with Denise Liebschner in the doubles bracket… Won against Ashley Rissolo (6-1, 7-5) from Providence for first BIG EAST win.

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2009-10: Earned her first win of the season topping St. Peter’s Kyrsten Chen (6-1, 6-1)… Helped Seton Hall defeat St. Joseph’s by winning her match over Maggie Mullaney (6-4,5-7,11-9)…Won her first BIG EAST match against Ayushi Sinha of Providence (6-3,6-3).

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ELIZABETH

High School: Played for six years at Edgbaston High School in Birmingham, England… Captain of the Tennis team for two years… A state champion two years in a round in both singles and doubles… Ranked in the top under 18 in the United Kingdom… Reached the national finals in the under 18 national junior league… Ranked number one in her state…State champion on under 18 for two years.

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VEROW BARNT GREEN, ENGLAND/EDGBASTON

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Personal: Business Administration major... Born February 27, 1990.

CAREER STATS Singles 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Career

#1 3-10 3-4 - 6-14

#2 9-4 2-15 1-2 12-21

#3 2-1 0-4 6-6 8-11

#4 - - 4-11 4-11

#5 - - - -

#6 - - - -

ITA - 0-2 - 0-2

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Totals 14-15 5-25 11-19 30-59

Doubles 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Career

#1 5-15 1-2 - 6-17

#2 1-0 4-15 4-17 9-32

#3 - - 2-1 2-1

ITA 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-3

Totals 6-16 5-18 6-19 17-53

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PIRATE TENNIS COACHING STAFF SEASON PREVIEW PIRATE PROFILES

2010-11: Placed second in “C” singles at the Quinnipiac Invitational during the fall… Also teamed with Belfin Sunbul to place second in “B” doubles of Quinnipiac Invitational… Topped Pittsburgh’s Karma Parbhu in straight sets to earn first conference singles victory of season. 2009-10: Earned her first collegiate win over St.Peter’s Linnea Jawsson (6-4, 6-1)…Won four straight singles match to begin her season…Helped the Pirates defeat Navy by winning her singles match against Dyuti Das (6-4, 6-3). Gained recognition with doubles partner, Weerasinghe, for the most doubles wins in a single season.

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High School: Ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles in the Venezuelan state of Aragua in the U-18 and U-16 divisions from 2006-09… No. 1 ranked player in Central Region for U-16’s in 2008… Top ranked U-18 player in the Venezuela in 2008… Awarded Athlete of the Year by Arugua State Government’s Association of Tennis… Received Academic Excellence Award by Unidad Educativa Calicantina in 2009.

JUNIOR

karina RECORD BOOK

CORDERO MARACAY, VENEZUELA/UNIDAD EDUCATIVA CALICANTINA Personal: Diplomacy and International Relations Major... Born May 20, 1992.

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CAREER STATS Singles 2009-10 2010-11 Career

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#1 - - -

#2 1-1 1-2 2-3

#3 3-2 3-1 6-3

#4 4-12 1-0 5-12

#5 1-2 2-4 3-6

#6 - 2-5 2-5

ITA - - -

Totals 9-17 11-12 20-29

Doubles 2009-10 2010-11 Career

#1 1-1 - 1-1

#2 1-2 3-1 4-3

#3 8-9 7-11 15-20

ITA - - -

Totals 10-12 10-12 20-24


PIRATE TENNIS COACHING STAFF SEASON PREVIEW

High School: Reached number one in her country in the under-14 division… Moved to Weston, Fla. to train with coach Gustavo Granitto at his academy… Has represented Puerto Rico at the World Junior Tennis Championships and Junior Fed Cup… Played in number two position at the Junior Fed Cup Pre-Qualifying event (16 and under) and won all of her matches to help the team reach the finals… Participated in the National Puerto Rican Open, which is a prestigious national tournament where Puerto Rican players who are in college and on the WTA tour come back to play in a national championship. In this event, she reached the semifinals three times and the doubles final twice.

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PIRATE PROFILES

2010-11: Competed primarily in the No. 2 singles position and No. 1 doubles slot… Paired with Chloe Sher at ITA Regionals and advanced to second round… Won spring debut against Marist’s Erin McCarthy in three sets… Earned first BIG EAST singles win over Allison Solberg from Villanova.

SOPHOMORE

ROCÍO

RECORD BOOK

PORTELA DEMETRIO VEGA BAJA, PUERTO RICO/BROWARD VIRTUAL SCHOOL

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Personal: Diplomacy major... Born April 3, 1992.

CAREER STATS Singles 2010-11 Career

#1 0-2 0-2

#2 4-12 4-12

#3 0-1 0-1

#4 0-1 0-1

#5 - -

#6 - -

ITA 0-1 0-1

Totals 4-16 4-16

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Doubles 2010-11 Career

#1 6-8 6-8

#2 - -

#3 1-1 1-1

ITA 1-1 1-1

Totals 8-10 8-10

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PIRATE TENNIS COACHING STAFF SEASON PREVIEW PIRATE PROFILES

2010-11: Competed in the No. 1 singles and doubles spots the entire season… Won the Quinnipiac Invitational singles “A” Bracket in first collegiate tournament… Qualified for ITA Regionals and won first round match against Manhattan’s Lili Johnson, 6-0, 6-1… Paired with Rocio Portela at ITA Regionals and advanced to second round… Teamed with Belfin Sunbul to top #69 Marquette’s top duo of Gillian Hush and Christina Ruiz… Went five sets without losing a game during a stretch from Mar. 9-11… Picked up first BIG EAST victory over West Virginia’s Melis Tanik in straight sets (7-5, 6-3)… Upset Georgetown’s Stephanie Wetmore, who had been ranked in the top-100 by the ITF in 2009, in three-sets.

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High School: Won Bank of China Hong Kong Bauhinia Bowl 200910 Outstanding Athlete Award… Won Hong Kong Schools Sports Federation Interschool Competition from 2004-10… Represented her country in the 2009 Fed Cup, an international tennis competition held annually similar to the Davis Cup… She was ranked as high as eighth in Hong Kong’s national rankings… Has had success with limited play in ITF tournaments as a junior and also on the women’s circuit… Won a doubles title at the 2008 Chinese Recreation Club Open, which is the most prestigious tournament in Hong Kong… Enviornmental studies major… Born June 26, 1992.

SOPHOMORE

Chloe RECORD BOOK

sher SHUI WAI, HONG KONG/ DIOCESAN GIRLS SCHOOL Personal: Environmental studies major... Born June 26, 1992.

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

CAREER STATS Singles 2010-11 Career

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#1 #2 19-14 - 19-14 -

#3 - -

#4 - -

#5 - -

#6 - -

ITA 1-1 1-1

Totals 20-15 20-15

Doubles 2010-11 Career

#1 #2 11-11 - 11-11 -

#3 2-1 2-1

ITA 1-1 1-1

Totals 14-13 14-13


COACHING STAFF

PIRATE TENNIS

High School: Attended the CSKA Moscow Tennis Club, the same club attended by Olympic gold medalist Elena Dementieva and current top professional player Vera Zvonoreva... Has played in over 80 of the biggest national tournaments in Russia, including the finals of the National Cup (main-draw of Top 16) and National Championships... Was an annual participant in 18-20 national and international tennis tournaments and has won 41 finals and 21 tournaments in both singles and doubles... Held a stretch of advancing to the finals in six straight weeks of competition, taking home four titles in that span

FRESHMAN

ANNA

SEASON PREVIEW

GURYANOVA MOSCOW, RUSSIA/GYMNASIUM 1520

PIRATE PROFILES

Personal: Born January 16, 1994.

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High School: Has won singles and doubles championships in the U12, 14, 16, and 18 categories at the Ascenso and Colombian National Tournaments... Colombian National Ranking has been #8 since 2004... Sub champion in singles and doubles at the Colombian Elite National Tournaments in U14 and U18 categories... Reached the quarterfinals as COSAT made stops in Colombia in 2006, 2007, and 2008... Played in the ITF Junior Tournament in 2009 and 2010

FRESHMAN RECORD BOOK

MARIA

RODRIGUEZ BOGOTĂ , COLUMBIA/THE ENGLISH SCHOOL

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SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Personal: Communications major... Born February 10, 1993.

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PIRATE TENNIS

High School: Competed for Team British Columbia 12 consecutive times in the Canadian Nationals... has won a silver medal in the B.C. Summer Games, gold in the Western Canada Games, and was a bronze medalist at the Canada Summer Games... Has also played the No. 1 singles position at Foothill High School in Pleasanton Calif. and won the Nor-Cal doubles championship and the Falcon Award, the school’s top athletic award

COACHING STAFF

FRESHMAN

MADISON

SHOEMAKER SEASON PREVIEW

HALFMOON BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA/FOOTHILL

Personal: Born July, 17, 1993.

PIRATE PROFILES 2010-11 REVIEW RECORD BOOK SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

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2010-11 IN REVIEW

Opponent

vs. Marist at Army vs. Binghamton at Syracuse * vs. Cincinnati * at Navy vs. Howard MARQUETTE * vs. James Madison # vs. Sacred Heart # vs. South Dakota State # vs. Robert Morris # at West Virginia * at Pittsburgh * at Rutgers * VILLANOVA * ST. JOHN’S * at Georgetown * at Connecticut * at Providence * NJIT

Result 6-1 (W) 2-5 (L) 0-7 (L) 0-7 (L) 0-7 (L) 3-4 (L) 0-7 (L) 0-7 (L) 2-5 (L) 3-4 (L) 5-2 (W) 6-1 (W) 1-6 (L) 4-3 (W) 0-7 (L) 7-0 (W) 1-6 (L) 1-6 (L) 1-6 (L) 5-2 (W) 0-7 (L)

Record

1-0 1-1 1-2 1-3 (0-1) 1-4 (0-2) 1-5 (0-2) 1-6 (0-2) 1-7 (0-3) 1-8 (0-3) 1-9 (0-3) 2-9 (0-3) 3-9 (0-3) 3-10 (0-4) 4-10 (1-4) 4-11 (1-5) 5-11 (2-5) 5-12 (2-6) 5-13 (2-7) 5-14 (2-8) 6-14 (3-8) 6-15 (3-8)

COACHING STAFF

Jan 29 Jan 29 Feb 6 Feb 11 Feb 12 Feb 26 Feb 26 Mar 4 Mar 8 Mar 8 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 18 Mar 19 Mar 29 Apr 1 Apr 3 Apr 10 Apr 15 Apr 16 Apr 21

SEASON PREVIEW

PIRATE PROFILES

Date

PIRATE TENNIS

2011 SPRING SEASON RESULTS RECORD: 6-15 OVERALL, 3-8 BIG EAST

* BIG EAST Conference match # Match played in Orlando, Fla. Home matches in BOLD CAPS

OVERALL............................................................................................................................................................................................. 6-15 AT HOME............................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-3 ON THE ROAD...................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-7 AT A NEUTRAL SITE.............................................................................................................................................................................. 3-5 WHEN EARNING A DOUBLES POINT................................................................................................................................................... 5-0 PLAYING MULTIPLE MATCHES IN ONE DAY........................................................................................................................................ 1-5 IN JANUARY.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-1 IN FEBRUARY....................................................................................................................................................................................... 0-5 IN MARCH............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3-5 IN APRIL............................................................................................................................................................................................... 2-4

RECORD BOOK

SPRING SEASON BREAKDOWN 2010-11 REVIEW

SHU RECORD...

SHU AGAINST... AMERICA EAST..................................................................................................................................................................................... 0-1 BIG EAST.............................................................................................................................................................................................. 3-8 CAA....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 0-1 GREAT WEST........................................................................................................................................................................................ 0-1 MAAC.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-0 MEAC.................................................................................................................................................................................................... 0-1 NEC....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1-1 PATRIOT LEAGUE.................................................................................................................................................................................. 0-2 SUMMIT LEAGUE................................................................................................................................................................................. 1-0

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

ITA TOP-75 TEAMS*............................................................................................................................................................................. 0-1 NCAA TOURNAMENT QUALIFIERS....................................................................................................................................................... 1-1 * # 69 Marquette 2011-12 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY TENNIS

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2010-11 IN REVIEW VS. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON - OCTOBER 19, 2010 PIRATE TENNIS

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. - The Seton Hall tennis team fell, 6-1, to Fairleigh Dickinson on Tuesday. The Pirates were in most of the matches on the day, but sophomore Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) picked up the only team point. Cordero won her No. 6 singles match over Emily Napier, 8-4. The players played just one prostyle set since the Knights had already clinched the dual match victory. Cordero also teamed with Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) for a No. 3 doubles win against Dzana Ferhatbegovic and Napier, 8-4.

COACHING STAFF

Freshmen Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) and Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) teamed up in No. 1 singles and played Elimine Botes and Inha Dementyeva to a tiebreak, but ultimately fell, 9-8 (4). Sher had another close match in her No. 1 singles contest against Botes. Sher took an early lead in set one, but Botes rallied to take the first set in a tiebreak, 7-6 (5). The players dueled to another tiebreak in the second set, and Botes finished the match with a 7-6 (2) set win. Sunbul played a close match with Magav Leme in No. 3 singles. Leme took set one, 4-6, but Sunbul forced a third frame with a 7-6 (4), and narrowly missed out on a win after dropping the deciding set, 10-8.

FDU 6 Seton Hall 1 SEASON PREVIEW

Singles 1. Elimine Botes (FDU) def Chloe Sher (SHU) 7-6(5) 7-6(2) 2. Inha Dementyeva (FDU) def Rocio Portela 6-2, 6-1 3. Magav Leme (FDU) def Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 4-6, 7-6(4) 10-8 4. Egzona Morina (FDU) def Lizzie Verow (SHU) 5. Dzana Ferhatbegovic (FDU) def Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 1-6, 6-0, 10-5 6. Karina Cordero (SHU) def Emily Napier (FDU) 8-4 Doubles 1. Botes/Dementyeva (FDU) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 9-8(4) 2. Morina/Leme (FDU) def. Verow/Kilarski (SHU) 8-1 3. Sunbul/Cordero (SHU) def. Ferhatbegovic/Napier 8-6

PIRATE PROFILES

Karina Cordero

VS. MARIST, AT ARMY - JANUARY 29, 2011 WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Seton Hall tennis team topped Marist 6-1 before dropping a hard-fought 5-2 decision to Army to kick of its 2011 spring season. Against the Red Foxes, junior Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England) posted a shutout in No. 4 singles over Retta Byron. Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) also dominated with a 6-2, 6-0 victory against Kelsey Raynor in No. 1 singles.

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Freshman Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) and sophomore Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) each picked up three-set wins in No. 2 and 6 singles, respectively. Senior Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) also was victorious in No. 3 singles against Joanna Sun. In doubles action Sher and Portela teamed up in the No. 1 spot for an 8-3 triumph over Raynor and Joanna Sun. Cordero and Sunbul secured the doubles point with an 8-4 win in the No. 3 slot. Portela earned another victory against Army’s Jessica Ahn in straight sets in No. 2 singles. Junior Courtney Kilarski (Roseville, Calif.) picked up the second Seton Hall point after her opponent was forced to retire due to injury in the third set of the match. Sher and Cordero each won the first sets of their singles matches against the Black Knights, but could not hold on. Sunbul and Cordero were able to earn a doubles win, and the Pirates almost came away with the doubles point after a brilliant comeback by Sher and Portela in the No. 1 position. The freshman duo rallied from a 2-7 deficit, but rallied to tie the contest at, 8-8, to force a tiebreak. Ultimately, Kelsey Raynor and Joanna Sun were able to earn the win.

Seton Hall 6, Marist 1

RECORD BOOK

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Kelsey Raynor (Marist) 6-2, 6-0 2. Rocio Portela (SHU) def. Erin McCarthy (Marist) 4-6, 6-1, 10-3 3. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) def. Joanna Sun (Marist) 6-4, 6-2 4. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Retta Byron (Marist) 6-0, 6-0 5. Marielle Campbell (Marist) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 7-5, 6-2 6. Karina Cordero (SHU) def. Jeannie Lukin (Marist) 6-4, 2-6, 10-4 Doubles 1. Sher/Portela (SHU) def. Raynor/Sun (Marist) 8-3 2. McCarthy/Byron (Marist) def. Verow/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-4 3. Cordero/Sunbul (SHU) def. Lukin/Campbell (Marist) 8-4

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Seton Hall 2, Army 5 Rocio Portela

Singles 1. Anne Houghton (Army) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 1-6, 6-2, 6-1 2. Rocio Portela (SHU) def. Jessica Ahn (Army) 7-5, 6-4 3. Jamila Paul (Army) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-3, 6-2 4. Della Taylor (Army) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-1, 6-4 5. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) def. Erin Colton (Army) 7-6 (5), 2-6, 1-4 (retired) 6. Emily Stein (Army) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 0-6, 6-3, 7-5 Doubles 1. Houghton/Ahn (Army) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 9-8 (4) 2. Robie Verano/Paul (Army) def. Verow/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-5 3. Sunbul/Cordero (SHU) def. Larraine Saavedra/Taylor (Army) 8-5

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2010-11 IN REVIEW VS. BINGHAMTON - FEBRUARY 6, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Seton Hall tennis team lost to Binghamton, 7-0, on Sunday afternoon. The Pirates fall to 1-2 on the young season. In No. 1 singles freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) played a tight match against nationally ranked Anna Edelman. After dropping the first set, 6-4, Sher forced a tiebreak in the second, but ultimately fell, 7-5, in the extra session. Senior Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) also forced a tiebreak in set two of her No. 3 singles contest, but suffered the same result as Sher, dropping a straight set decision to Lauren Bates.

COACHING STAFF

Seton Hall 0, Binghamton 7

Singles 1. #121 Anna Edelman (BU) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5) 2. Jillian Santos (BU) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-2, 6-0 3. Lauren Bates (BU) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-3, 7-6 (8-6) 4. Yulia Smirnova (BU) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-1, 6-0 5. Marina Bykovskaya (BU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-0, 6-0 6. Emma Leibowicz (BU) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 6-2, 6-4

PIRATE PROFILES

SEASON PREVIEW

Doubles 1. Edelman/Bykovskaya (BU) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 8-3 2. Leibowicz/Bates (BU) def. Verow/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-4 3. Santos/Smirnova (BU) def. Cordero/Sunbul (SHU) 8-1

Belfin Sunbul

AT SYRACUSE - FEBRUARY 11, 2011

Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) put up the toughest fight of the day in No. 1 singles, but was unable to come up with a team point, falling to Alessondra Parra 6-2, 6-4. The No. 3 pairing of senior Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) and sophomore Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) had the closest doubles result, losing 8-4 to the duo of Aleah Marrow and Christina Tang

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Seton Hall tennis team dropped its BIG EAST opener to Syracuse, 7-0, on Friday afternoon.

Seton Hall 0, Syracuse 7

RECORD BOOK

Singles 1. Alessondra Parra (SU) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 6-2, 6-4 2. Emily Harman (SU) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-0, 3-0 ret. 3. Maddie Kobelt (SU) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-1, 6-2 4. Aleah Marrow (SU) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-2, 6-1 5. Christina Tang (SU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-1, 6-0 6. Simone Kalhorn (SU) def. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) 6-4, 6-0

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Doubles 1. Harman/Kobelt (SU) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 8-1 2. Kalhorn/Parra (SU) def. Verow/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-2 3. Marrow/Tang (SU) def. Sunbul/Cordero (SHU) 8-4

Michelle Weerasinghe

2011-12 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY TENNIS

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2010-11 IN REVIEW VS. CINCINNATI - FEBRUARY 12, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - The Seton Hall tennis team fell to Cincinnati, 7-0, on Sunday. The Pirates fall to 1-4 overall and 0-2 in the BIG EAST. Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) once again was the closest singles player to coming up with a win. Sher dropped a 6-4, 6-3 decision to Ksenia Slynko in the No. 1 position.

COACHING STAFF

In doubles, Sher and classmate Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) came up short in the No. 1 slot, falling to the duo of Slynko and Jasmine Lee, 8-4.

Seton Hall 0, Cincinnati 7

Singles 1. Ksenia Slynko (UC) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 6-4, 6-3 2. Jasmine Lee (UC) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-2, 6-4 3. Ashleigh White (UC) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-1, 6-4 4. Caitlin O’Gara (UC) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-2, 6-2 5. Lindsey Longergan (UC) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 6-2, 6-4 6. Safiya Ismail (UC) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 6-1, 6-3

SEASON PREVIEW

Doubles 1. Slynko/Lee (UC) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 8-4 2. Lonergan/O’Gara (UC) def. Verow/Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-4 3. White/Elise Woulfe (UC) def. Sunbul/Cordero (SHU) 8-1

PIRATE PROFILES

Courtney Kilarski

AT NAVY, VS. HOWARD - FEBRUARY 26, 2011 ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Seton Hall tennis team lost to Navy, 4-3, and Howard, 7-0, in a double-header on Saturday.

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Against Navy, freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) got back on the winning track, topping Amanda Griffin in three sets. Junior Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England) picked up a straight set victory over Stefanie Ton in the No. 3 position. Senior Slavina Kaplonska (Sofia, Bulgaria) won a hard-fought match that saw the first set go to a tiebreak and the third go to extra games in No. 6 action. SHU almost came away with the doubles point after Sher and Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) took down Griffin and Erin Snook in the No. 1 slot. In No. 2, Verow and Michelle Weerasinghe (Edina, Minn.) held an early lead, but could not hold off the pair of Emani Decquir and Ton to get the second win. Against Howard, the Pirates were blanked for the fourth time in their last five matches. Seton Hall did manage to pick up a win in No. 3 doubles after Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) and Courtney Kilarski (Roseville, Calif.) downed the Bison’s pair.

Seton Hall 3, Navy 4 RECORD BOOK

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Amanda Griffin (Navy) 6-4, 1-6, 6-2 2. Emani Decquir (Navy) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-2, 6-1 3. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Stefanie Ton (Navy) 6-2, 6-3 4. Darien Sears (Navy) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-1, 6-2 5. Erin Snook (Navy) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 6-2, 7-5 6. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) def. Brittney Boucher (Navy) 7-6 (4), 5-7, 10-7 Doubles 1. Sher/Sunbul (SHU) def. Griffin/Snook (Navy) 8-5 2. Decquir/Ton (Navy) def. Verow/Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-5 3. Boucher/Sears (Navy) def. Portela/Cordero (SHU) 8-3

Seton Hall 0, Howard 7 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Slavina Kaplonska

Singles 1. Brittney Morgan (HU) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 3-1 (ret.) 2. Michelle Brown (HU) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-2, 6-1 3. Katelyn Stokes (HU) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-2, 6-1 4. Brooke Hawthorne (HU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-0, 6-2 5. Alyssa Works (HU) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 6-4, 6-2 6. Anne Akhimien (HU) def. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) 6-2, 6-1 Doubles 1. Stokes/Brown (HU) def. Sher/Sunbul (SHU) 8-6 2. Morgan/Hawthorne (HU) def. Verow/Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-3 3. Portela/Kilarski (SHU) def. Works/Moore (HU) 8-6

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2010-11 IN REVIEW VS. # 69 mARQUETTE - MARCH 4, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

WESTFIELD, N.J. - The Seton Hall tennis team lost fell to #69 Marquette, 7-0, in its home opener on Friday. In No. 1 doubles, the duo of Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) and Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) shocked the Golden Eagles’ top pair of Gillian Hush and Christina Ruiz with an 8-6 win. SHU almost stole the doubles point, but Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England) and Michelle Weerasinghe (Edina, Minn.) were edged, 8-6, in a back-and-forth match. Weerasinghe gave Rocio Diaz a difficult match, but ultimately fell 6-3, 6-4 in the No. 5 position.

COACHING STAFF

Seton Hall 0, Marquette 7 Singles 1. Olga Fischer (MU) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 6-1, 6-2 2. Kelly Barry (MU) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-4, 6-2 3. Paola Calderon (MU) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-3, 6-2 4. Gillian Hush (MU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-1, 6-0 5. Rocio Diaz (MU) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 6-3, 6-4 6. Chelsea Utting (MU) def. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) 6-0, 2-0 (ret.)

SEASON PREVIEW

Doubles 1. Sher/Sunbul (SHU) def. Hush/Chirstina Ruiz (MU) 8-6 2. Calderon/Diaz (MU) def. Verow/Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-6

PIRATE PROFILES

3. Utting/Hush (MU) def. Kilarski/Kaplonska (SHU) 8-1

Chloe Sher

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Seton Hall tennis team lost to James Madison, 5-2, on Tuesday afternoon. Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) topped Kinsey Pate in No. 1 singles in three sets, 6-4, 3-6, 10-8. Junior Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England) was the only other SHU player that was victorious, topping Katherine Bulling in No. 3 action, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Playing shorthanded due to injuries, the Seton Hall tennis team came up just short in a 4-3 loss to Sacred Heart on Tuesday. The Pirates (1-9) had to forfeit No. 6 singles and No. 3 doubles since they could not field a full squad. Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) shutout Kate Donnelly in No. 1 singles in straight sets. Senior Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) pulled out a hard-fought three-set decision in No. 2 singles, winning the first set in a tiebreak and going to extra games in the third set. Junior Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England) took down Gabby Kaldan in straight sets.

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The Dukes took all three doubles matches to earn that point in the match.

Sher and Sunbul held a 5-2 advantage in their No. 1 doubles match, but could not hang on as the Pioneers came from behind to take that match and the doubles point.

Seton Hall 2, James Madison 5

RECORD BOOK

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Kinsey Pate (JMU) 6-4, 3-6, 10-8 2. Jacqueline Palmucci (JMU) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-2, 6-4 3. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Katherine Bulling (JMU) 6-3, 7-6 (3) 4. Megan Douglass (JMU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-3, 6-3 5. Ruxandra Andriescu (JMU) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 6-0, 6-2 6. Kristin Nimitz (JMU) def. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) 6-3, 6-3 Doubles 1. Pate/Michelle Nguyen (JMU) def. Sher/Sunbul (SHU) 8-2 2. Andriescu/Palmucci (JMU) def. Verow/Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-4 3. Leah Demasters/Douglass (JMU) def. Kilarski/Kaplonska (SHU) 8-3

Seton Hall 3, Sacred Heart 4

VS. JAMES MADISON VS. SACRED HEART - mARCH 8, 2011

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Elizabeth Verow

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Kate Donnelly (SHU) 6-0, 6-0 2. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) def. Elizabeth Harrington (SHU) 6-7 (1), 6-1, 10-7 3. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Gabby Kaldan (SHU) 6-3, 6-1 4. Darcey Demers (SHU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 7-5, 6-2 5. Christina Chao (SHU) def. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) 6-2, 6-1 6.Delaney Downing (SHU) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) Forfeit Doubles 1. Kaldan/Demers (SHU) def. Sher/Sunbul (SHU) 8-5 2. Chao/Harrington (SHU) def. Verow/Kilarski (SHU) 8-4 3. Donnelly/Downing (SHU) def. Weerasinghe/Kaplonska Forfeiit

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2010-11 IN REVIEW VS. south dakota state - march 9, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

ORLANDO, Fla. - Still shorthanded due to injury, the Seton Hall tennis team pulled out a 5-2 win to snap a nine-match losing streak. The Pirates (2-9) had to forfeit No. 5 and 6 singles and No. 3 doubles, but won the other five contests to get their first victory since the opening match of the spring.

COACHING STAFF

For the second straight match, freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) did not lose a single game in a 6-0, 6-0 win over Jennifer Blackburne in the No. 1 singles slot. Senior Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey), junior Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England), and junior Courtney Kilarski (Roseville, Calif.) all went into three sets, but ultimately came up victorious for the Hall. In doubles, the pairs of Sher and Sunbul along with Kilarski and Verow did their part to take the doubles point

Seton Hall 5, South Dakota State 2

SEASON PREVIEW

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Jennifer Blackburne (SDSU) 6-0, 6-0 2. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) def. Bryna Nasenbeny (SDSU) 4-6, 6-3, 10-2 3. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Natalia Medina (SDSU) 6-2, 3-6, 12-10 4. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) def. Megan McDougall (SDSU) 6-2, 3-6, 12-10 5. Bethany Goeden (SDSU) def. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) Forfeit 6. Katie Elfson (SDSU) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) Forfeit Doubles 1. Sher/Sunbul (SHU) def. Blackburne/Brook Henry (SDSU) 8-4 2. Kilarski/Verow (SHU) def. Nasenbeny/Goeden (SDSU) 8-5 3. Medina/McDougall (SDSU) def. Weerasinghe/Kaplonska (SHU) Forfeit

PIRATE PROFILES

Belfin Sunbul

vs. robert morris - march 10, 2011 ORLANDO, Fla. - The Seton Hall tennis team won its second straight match, a 6-1 defeat of Robert Morris to conclude its spring break trip. The Pirates (3-9) were still shorthanded, but won every match they competed in.

2010-11 REVIEW

Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) continued her dominant week, taking out Clarissa Chen 6-0, 6-1 in No. 1 singles. The game she dropped in the second set was her first concession in three matches. Sophomore Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) was impressive in her first match back after injury, winning in the No. 4 spot 6-1, 6-0 over Carla Limon. SHU had to re-form its doubles pairs after senior Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) left the lineup due to injury. Sher teamed with junior Courtney Kilarski (Roseville, Calif.) and easily topped the Colonials pair of Carolina Mourao Teixeira and Limon.

RECORD BOOK

Seton Hall 6, Robert Morris 1

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Doubles 1. Sher/Kilarski (SHU) def. Texeira/Limon 8-1 2. Weerasinghe/Verow (SHU) def. Alves/Nouvella (RMU) 8-4 3. Chen/Tiffany Mernent (RMU) def. Cordero/Kaploska (SHU) Forfeit

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Clarissa Chen (RMU) 6-0, 6-1 2. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Carolina Mourao Teixeira (RMU) 6-3, 6-2 3. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) def. Samantha Alves (RMU) 6-3, 3-0 (retired) 4. Karina Cordero (SHU) def. Carla Limon (RMU) 6-1, 6-0 5. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) def. Isabella Nouvella (RMU) 6-3, 6-3 6. Sara Meier (RMU) def. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) Forfeit

Karina Cordero

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2010-11 IN REVIEW at west virginia - march 18, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. - The Seton Hall tennis team lost to West Virginia, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon. Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) continued her strong play, topping the Mountaineers top singles player, Melis Tanik in straight sets. SHU almost came away with team points in the No. 2 and No. 6 singles slots, but senior Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) and sophomore Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) fell in three sets.

COACHING STAFF

The Pirates’ top doubles pair of Sher and freshman Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) were narrowly edged by WVU’s duo of Mary Chupa and Emily Mathis in a tiebreak.

Seton Hall 1, West Virginia 6

SEASON PREVIEW

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Melis Tanik (WVU) 7-5, 6-3 2. Emily Mathis (WVU) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-0, 5-7, 7-5 3. Mary Chupa (WVU) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-3, 7-5 4. Veronica Cardenas (WVU) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-2, 6-1 5. Ashley Pilsbury (WVU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-1, 6-1 6. Anna Rodionova (WVU) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 6-2, 3-6, 10-6

PIRATE PROFILES

Doubles 1. Chupa/Mathis (WVU) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 8-7 (5) 2. Cardenas/Catie Wickline (WVU) def. Verow/Sunbul (SHU) 8-4 3. Tanik/Pilsbury (WVU) def. Cordero/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-4

Chloe Sher

AT pittsburgh - march 19, 2011

Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) won her sixth straight match in No. 1 singles, easily defeating Elizabeth Adams 6-0, 6-1. Junior Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England) won in three sets over Kimmy Borza in the No. 4 position. Sophomore Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) and junior Michelle Weerasinghe (Edina, Minn.) each won in straight sets.

2010-11 REVIEW

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Seton Hall tennis team topped Pittsburgh, 4-3, to earn its first conference win of the season on Saturday.

Seton Hall 4, Pittsburgh 3

Doubles 1. Adams/Catanzariti (PITT) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 8-3 2. Lu/Borza (PITT) def. Verow/Sunbul (SHU) 8-4 3. Minh Evans/Taylor Washington (PITT) def. Cordero/Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 8-4

Michelle Weerasinghe

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RECORD BOOK

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Elizabeth Adams (PITT) 6-0, 6-1 2. Gabi Catanzariti (PITT) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-1, 6-1 3. Jocelyn Lu (PITT) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-2, 2-6, 6-2 4. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Kimmy Borza (PITT) 6-2, 0-6, 6-3 5. Karina Cordero (SHU) def. Karma Parbhu (PITT) 6-2, 6-2 6. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) def. Brittney Russell (PITT) 6-0, 6-4


2010-11 IN REVIEW at rutgers - march 29, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

MANASQUAN, N.J. - The Seton Hall tennis team fell to Rutgers, 7-0, on Tuesday. The Pirates drop to 4-11 overall and 1-5 in BIG EAST play.

COACHING STAFF

The rest of the squad fell in straight sets.

Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) had her six match win-streak snapped by Amy Zhang of Rutgers. Sher narrowly fell in the first set, 7-5, but rallied to even the match after winning set two, 6-3. Since the match had already been decided, the third set was played as a 10-point tiebreak. Sher ultimately fell, 10-8, to Zhang, who has not lost a home singles match in her three-plus years with the Scarlet Knights.

Seton Hall 0, Rutgers 7

Singles 1. Amy Zhang (RU) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 7-5, 3-6, 10-8 2. Jennifer Holzberg (RU) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-3, 7-5 3. Morgan Ivey (RU) def. Elizabeth Verow 6-2, 6-3 4. Maryana Milchutsky (RU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-2, 6-2 5. Stefania Balasa (RU) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 6-0, 6-2 6. Vanessa Petrini (RU) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 6-2, 6-0

SEASON PREVIEW

Doubles 1. Zhang/Holzberg (RU) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 8-2 2. Leonora Slatnick/Balasa (RU) def. Verow/Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-3 3. Ivey/Milchutsky (RU) vs. Kilarski/Martinez (SHU) 6-3 (Not completed)

PIRATE PROFILES

Chloe Sher MOUNTAINSIDE, N.J. - The Seton Hall tennis team blanked Villanova, 7-0, on Friday. The Pirates improved to 5-11 overall and 2-5 in BIG EAST play. The doubles teams for SHU set the tone to start the match with the pairs of Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) and Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) along with Courtney Kilarski (Roseville, Calif.) and Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) coasting to victories to seal the doubles point.

2010-11 REVIEW

In singles play, senior Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) turned in a dominating performance in the No. 3 slot. Sunbul beat Amanda Nelson in straight sets without surrendering a game. Portela had the toughest match of the day, pulling out a three-set victory against Allison Solberg in the No. 2 position.

Seton Hall 7, Villanova 0

RECORD BOOK

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Mikelle Mancini (VU) 6-1, 6-0 2. Rocio Portela (SHU) def. Allison Solberg (VU) 4-6, 7-5, 10-5 3. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) def. Amanda Nelson (VU) 6-0, 6-0 4. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Emily Urda (VU) 6-0, 6-1 5. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) def. Alexandra Harding (VU) 6-2, 6-2 6. Karina Cordero (SHU) def. Anne Cognetti (VU) 6-3, 6-1 Doubles 1. Sher/Portela (SHU) def. Mancini/Christine Goldberg (VU) 8-0 2. Verow/Sunbul (SHU) vs. Urda/Solberg (VU) 6-7 (Unfinished) 3. Kilarski/Cordero (SHU) def. Harding/Wesley Donadio (VU) 8-2

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Elizabeth Verow

vs. villanova - april 1, 2011

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2010-11 IN REVIEW vs. st. john’s - april 3, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

BAIRD, N.J. - The Seton Hall tennis team lost to St. John’s, 6-1, on Sunday afternoon. The Pirates are now 5-12 overall and 2-6 in conference play. SHU almost came away with a doubles point after the No. 1 pair of Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) and Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) knocked off the Red Storm’s top pair, 8-5. The duo of Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England) and Michelle Weerasinghe (Edina, Minn.) held a 4-1 lead in the No. 2 slot, but did not win another game and fell, 8-4.

COACHING STAFF

Sher won her No. 1 singles match against Nevena Selakovic after getting off to a slow start. Sher used an extra game to take set one, 7-5, but coasted and won 6-0 to take the match.

Seton Hall 1, St. John’s 6

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Nevena Selakovic (STJ) 7-5, 6-0 2. Joanna Zwirbulis (STJ) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-2, 2-6, 7-5 3. Jenny Yonkus (STJ) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 4. Ece Firat (STJ) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-1, 6-1 5. Nakita Austin (STJ) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 6-3, 6-1 6. Ksenia Mikhaylova (STJ) def. Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 1-6, 6-4, 6-4

PIRATE PROFILES

SEASON PREVIEW

Doubles 1. Sher/Portela (SHU) def. Selakovic/A. Adams (STJ) 8-5 2. Austin/Yonkus (STJ) def. Verow/Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-4 3. Zwirbulis/Firat (STJ) def. Cordero/Sunbul (SHU) 8-3

Chloe Sher

AT georgetown - april 10, 2011

Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) pulled off a huge upset in No. 1 singles to secure SHU’s lone point. After dropping the first set, Sher bounced back to defeat Stephanie Wetmore by scores of 6-2 and 10-4. Wetmore is a graduate transfer student from the 2010 National Champions UCLA. As a junior, Wetmore was ranked top 100 in the world by the ITF.

2010-11 REVIEW

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Seton Hall fell to Georgetown, 6-1, on Sunday. The Pirates drop to 5-13 overall and 2-7 in BIG EAST matches.

Freshman Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) played dropped a tight first set to Lauren Greco in No. 2 singles, but had to retire due to injury early in the second frame.

RECORD BOOK

Seton Hall 1, Georgetown 6

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Stephanie Wetmore (GU) 0-6, 6-2, 10-4 2. Lauren Greco (GU) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 7-5, 2-0 (retired) 3. Victoria Sekely (GU) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-0, 6-1 4. Tina Tehrani (GU) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-2, 6-2 5. Madeline Jaeger (GU) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-1, 6-1 6. Alexandra Landers (GU) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 6-2, 6-4 Doubles 1. Wetmore/Tebrani (GU) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 8-4 2. Sekely/Greco (GU) def. Verow/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-2 3. Landers/Samantha Martin (GU) def Codero/Sunbul (SHU) 8-6

Chloe Sher

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2010-11 IN REVIEW at connecticut - april 15, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

STORRS, Conn. - The Seton Hall tennis team lost to Connecticut, 6-1, on Friday. The Pirates fall to 5-13 overall and 2-7 in BIG EAST play. Freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) won for the 10th time in her last 11 matches, dominating Jennifer Learmonth in straight sets to gain SHU’s only point of the day.

COACHING STAFF

The No. 2 doubles pair of Elizabeth Verow (Barnt Green, England) and Michelle Weerasinghe (Edina, Minn.) won a highly competitive contest in a tiebreak over Alexa Gregory and Abby McKeon, 9-8 (7).

Seton Hall 1, Connecticut 6

SEASON PREVIEW

Singles 1. Chloe Sher (SHU) def. Jennifer Learmonth (UCONN) 6-2, 6-1 2. Emily Herb (UCONN) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-3, 6-1 3. Alexa Gregory (UCONN) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-1, 6-3 4. Lauren Wilmarth (UCONN) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 7-5, 6-1 5. Abby McKeon (UCONN) def. Courtney Kilarski (SHU) 6-0, 6-2 6. Lucy Nutting (UCONN) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 6-4, 6-2 Doubles 1. Learmonth/Herb (UCONN) def. Sher/Portela (SHU) 8-5 2. Verow/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) def. Gregory/McKeon (UCONN) 9-8 (7) 3. Nutting/Marie Gargiulo (UCONN) def. Cordero/Sunbul (SHU) 8-4

PIRATE PROFILES

Chloe Sher

at providence - april 16, 2011 PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Seton Hall tennis team beat Providence, 5-2, in its BIG EAST finale.

2010-11 REVIEW

After sweeping the doubles portion of the competition, SHU overcame a tough blow when freshman Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) was forced to retire in her No. 1 singles match due to injury. However, her teammates picked up the slack, and did not drop a set in their four victories. With hopes of a trip to the conference tournament on the line, seniors Belfin Sunbul (Izmir, Turkey) and Slavina Kaplonska (Sofia, Bulgaria) picked up big wins in singles. Sunbul won her match in the No. 3 slot, 7-5, 6-2, over Ayushi Sinha. Kaplonska moved into the lineup after an injury and was dominate in her victory over Alex Gerry, dropping just one game in her No. 4 match.

RECORD BOOK

Seton Hall 5, Providence 2

Singles 1. Marisella Aviles (PC) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 4-0, 0-1 (retired) 2. Maria Clara Bernardez (PC) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-1, 6-1 3. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) def. Ayushi Sinha (PC) 7-5, 6-2 4. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) def. Courtney Burek (PC) 6-2, 6-1 5. Karina Cordero (SHU) def. Melissa Ferry (SHU) 6-1, 6-3 6. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) def. Alex Gerry (PC) 6-0, 6-1

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Karina Cordero

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Doubles 1. Sher/Portela (SHU) def. Aviles/Bernardez (PC) 8-6 2. Verow/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) def. Burek/Bianca Sciotti (PC) 8-4 3. Cordero/Sunbul (SHU) def. Sinha/Ferry (PC) 8-5


2010-11 IN REVIEW vs. njit - april 21, 2011 PIRATE TENNIS

NEWARK, N.J. - The Seton Hall tennis team lost to NJIT on Thursday to wrap up its regular season. The Pirates finished 6-14 and will wait to hear if they have earned a spot in the BIG EAST Championship on Monday. The doubles pair of Chloe Sher (Shui Wai, Hong Kong) and Rocio Portela (Demetrio Vega Baja, Puerto Rico) earned victory in the No. 1 slot. They topped the duo of Nina Mayevska and Jana Luste, 8-4.

COACHING STAFF

Sher put up a strong fight against Ksenia Kuzmenko in No. 1 singles, winning the first set by a score of 6-2. In the second, the freshman came up just short, 7-5, and fell by a twogame margin in the third set as well. Sophomore Karina Cordero (Maracay Estado Aragua, Venezuela) forced a third set in her No. 5 match, but ultimately fell, 10-7, in the deciding frame.

Seton Hall 0, NJIT 7

SEASON PREVIEW

Singles 1. Ksenia Kuzmenko (NJIT) def. Chloe Sher (SHU) 2-6, 7-5, 10-8 2. Nina Mayevska (NJIT) def. Rocio Portela (SHU) 6-4, 7-5 3. Monika Graff (NJIT) def. Belfin Sunbul (SHU) 6-4, 6-0 4. Jana Luste (NJIT) def. Elizabeth Verow (SHU) 6-1, 6-0 5. Martina Tripcovici (NJIT) def. Karina Cordero (SHU) 5-7, 6-3, 10-7 6. Hannelore MacDonald (NJIT) def. Slavina Kaplonska (SHU) 6-3, 3-0 (retired)

PIRATE PROFILES

Doubles 1. Sher/Portela (SHU) def. Mayevska/Luste (NJIT) 8-4 2. Kuzmenko/MacDonald (NJIT) def. Verow/Michelle Weerasinghe (SHU) 8-3 3. Graff/Ana Lidon (NJIT) def. Cordero/Sunbul (SHU) 8-0

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

RECORD BOOK

2010-11 REVIEW

Rocio Portela

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2010-11 IN REVIEW PIRATE TENNIS

SHU BY THE NUMBERS

COACHING STAFF SEASON PREVIEW PIRATE PROFILES 2010-11 REVIEW

1

2

SINGLES 3 4

5 6

1

L

L

L

L

L

W

L

L

W

W, (1-0)

W

W

W

W

L

W

W

L

W

Army

L, (1-1)

L

W

L

L

W

L

L

L

W

Feb 6

Binghamton

L, (1-2)

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

Feb 11

Syracuse *

L, (1-3, 0-1)

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

Feb 12

Cincinnati *

L, (1-4, 0-2)

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

Feb 26

Navy

L, (1-5, 0-2)

W

L

W

L

L

W

W

L

L

Feb 26

Howard

L, (1-6, 0-2)

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

W

Mar 4

MARQUETTE *

L, (1-7, 0-3)

L

L

L

L

L

L

W

L

L

Mar 8

James Madison

L, (1-8, 0-3)

W

L

W

L

L

L

L

L

L

Mar 8

Sacred Heart

L, (1-9, 0-3)

W

W

W

L

L

L^

L

L

L^

Mar 9

South Dakota State

W, (2-9, 0-3)

W

W

W

W

L^

L^

W

W

L^

Mar 10

Robert Morris

W, (3-9, 0-3)

W

W

W

W

W

L^

W

W

L^

Mar 18

West Virginia *

L, (3-10, 0-4)

W

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

Mar 19

Pittsburgh *

W, (4-10, 1-4)

W

L

L

W

W

W

L

L

L

Mar 29

Rutgers *

L, (4-11, 1-5)

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

-

Apr 1

VILLANOVA *

W, (5-11, 2-5)

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

Apr 3

ST. JOHN’S *

L, (5-12, 2-6)

W

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

Apr 10

Georgetown *

L, (5-13, 2-7)

W

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

L

Apr 15

Connecticut *

L, (5-14, 2-8)

W

L

L

L

L

L

L

W

L

Apr 16

Providence *

W, (6-14, 3-8)

L

L

W

W

W

W

W

W

W

Apr 21

NJIT

L, (6-15, 3-8)

L

L

L

L

L

L

W

L

L

Date

Opponent

FALL SEASON

Oct 19

FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON L

SPRING SEASON

Jan 29

Marist

Jan 29

* BIG EAST Conference match ^ Forfeit Home matches in BOLD CAPS RECORD BOOK SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

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Result

DOUBLES 2 3


2010-11 IN REVIEW

#1 - - 2-2 - 2-2

#2 3-1 - - 0-1 3-2

#3 1-0 - 2-1 - 3-1

#4 - 2-1 - - 2-1

ITA - - 1-1 0-1 1-2

TOTALS 4-1 2-1 5-4 0-2 11-8

2011 Spring Statistics (Final) SINGLES #1 Karina Cordero - Slavina Kaplanska - Courtney Kilarski - Rocío Portela - Chloe Sher 12-9 Belfin Sunbul - Elizabeth Verow - Michelle Weerasinghe - TOTALS 12-9

#2 - - - 3-9 - 2-6 1-0 - 6-15

#3 - - 1-0 0-1 - 3-8 4-4 - 8-13

#4 1-0 - 1-6 0-1 - - 4-8 - 6-15

#5 2-4 0-2 2-6 - - - - 1-4 5-16

#6 2-5 2-6 - - - - - 1-5 5-16

DOUBLES #1 Cordero/Sunbul - Verow/Weerasinghe - Portela/Sher 4-6 Sher/Sunbul 4-3 Portela/Cordero - Portela/Kilarski - Kilarski/Kaplonska - Weerasinghe/Kaplonska - Verow/Kilarski - Sher/Kilarski 1-0 Cordero/Kaplonska - Verow/Sunbul - Cordero/Weerasinghe - Cordero/Kilarski - TOTALS 9-9

#2 - 3-13 - - - - - - 1-1 - - 0-2 - - 4-16

#3 3-7 - - - 0-1 1-0 0-2 0-2 - - 0-1 - 0-1 1-1 5-15

TOTALS 3-7 3-13 4-6 4-3 0-1 1-0 0-2 0-2 1-1 1-0 0-1 0-2 0-1 1-1 18-40

2011-12 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY TENNIS

COACHING STAFF

DOUBLES Cordero/Sunbul Cordero/Verow Portela/Sher Verow/Kilarski TOTALS

TOTALS 6-3 0-0 3-5 1-6 8-6 1-2 2-7 0-0 21-29

SEASON PREVIEW

ITA - - - 0-1 1-1 - - - 1-2

TOTALS 5-9 2-8 4-12 3-11 12-9 5-14 9-12 2-9 42-84

PIRATE PROFILES

#6 1-0 - - - - - - - 1-0

2010-11 REVIEW

#5 1-0 - 0-3 - - - - - 1-3

RECORD BOOK

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

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

2010 Fall Statistics (Final) 14. 432 Seton Hall SINGLES #1 #2 #3 1 70 Carl Johnston FR Karina Cordero - 1-2 3-128:04 2 85 Jared Hanko SO 29:17 Slavina Kaplanska 3 89 Erik Chester JR 29:53 Courtney Kilarski - Niang - SO - 30:33 4 93 Mamadou 5 95 Cory Hellwig Rocío Portela 0-2 0-1SO 1-230:55 Cramond Chloe Sher 6 (97) Anthony 7-3 0-2 SO - 31:39 7 (98) Andrew O’Leary JR Belfin Sunbul - 1-1 0-132:34 Elizabeth Verow - 0-2 2-2 Michelle Weerasinghe - - - TOTALS 7-5 2-8 6-6

PIRATE TENNIS

2010 MEN

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YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS program notes PIRATE TENNIS

Seasons....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 37 Head Coaches............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 6 Overall Record....................................................................................................................................................................................... 352-246 (.588) BIG EAST Record........................................................................................................................................................................................ 98-86 (.532) Winning Seasons........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 27 Winning Seasons in BIG EAST............................................................................................................................................................. 15 (25 seasons) Best Single-Season Winning Pct.............................................................................................................................................. 1.000 (1992-93, 17-0)

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Career Coaching Wins Leader............................................................................................................................................................. Sue Patton, 162

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YEAR

2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08 2006-07 2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 2000-01 1999-00 1998-99 1997-98 1996-97 1995-96 1994-95 1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 1990-91 1989-90 1988-89 1987-88 1986-87 1985-86 1984-85 1983-84 1982-83 1981-82 1980-81 1979-80 1978-79 1977-78 1976-77 1975-76 1974-75

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BIG EAST 3-8 1-7 3-7 2-10 6-4 4-6 7-2 5-4 3-7 5-4 2-4 7-2 7-3 6-2 7-1 5-1 3-4 5-1 5-0 1-4 0-3 3-1 3-1 2-0 3-0 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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Greg Wyzykowski Wyzykowski Wyzykowski Wyzykowski Ilene Weintraub Weintraub Weintraub Betsy Purpura Purpura Purpura Purpura Tracy Zawacki Zawacki Zawacki Kevin McGlynn McGlynn McGlynn McGlynn McGlynn McGlynn Sue Patton/McGlynn Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton Patton


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2. Kriss Poldma (1994-98)

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3. Sharla Ciaco (1991-95)

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4. Tracey Longo (1987-91)

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5. Hope McGratty (1992-96)

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6. Belfin Sunbul (2007-11)

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7. Lorell Zamot (2001-05)

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Robin Cunningham (1974-78)

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Kaire Poldma (1993-96)

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10. Moira McQuillen (1986-90)

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Tammy Zawacki (1994-98)

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1. Kristen Downing (1992-97)

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2. Iva Gyurgina/Amanda El-Tobgy (2005-07)

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3. Viviana Figueroa/Nadezhda Shein (2005-06)

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4. Danielle Viola/Belfin Sunbul (2008-09)

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5. Nadezhda Shein/Slyvia Jaros (2005-07)

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Ebru Burduroglu/Jennifer Seide (2004-05)

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Kyli Lassalle/Nicole Cercone (2001-02)

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Kim Barfuss/Lorell Zamot (2002-03)

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ROCIO PORTELA/CHLOE SHER (2010-11)

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9. Michelle Weerasinghe/Karina Cordero(2009-10)

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10. Veronika Gerka/Mai-liis Jogi (2003-04)

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MOST SINGLES VICTORIES 1. Laura McCracken (1996-97)

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Belfin Sunbul (2008-09)

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2. Kristen Downing (1992-93)

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3. Sharla Caico (1992-93)

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Tracey Longo (1989-90)

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5. Kriss Poldma (1995-96)

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Hope McGratty (1992-93)

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7. Moira McQuillen (1989-90)

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Kristen Downing (1993-94)

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9. Gina Pileggi (1989-90)

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CHLOE SHER (2010-11)

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1. Catalina Isaza/Lorell Zamot (2003-05)

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2. Catalina Isaza/Lorell Zamot (2004-05)

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3. Nadezhda Shein/Slyvia Jaros (2006-07)

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Ebru Burduroglu/Jennifer Seide (2004-05)

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Kyli Lassalle/Nicole Cercone (2001-02)

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ROCIO PORTELA/CHLOE SHER (2010-11)

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7. Michelle Weerasinghe/Karina Cordero (2009-10)

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8. Iva Gyurgina/Amanda El-Tobgy (2006-07)

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Catalina Isaza/Lorell Zamot (2003-04)

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10. Veronika Gerka/Mai-liis Jogi (2003-04)

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Kim Barfuss/Lorell Zamot (2002-03)

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1. Viviana Figueroa/Nadezhda Shein (2005-06)

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Welcome to

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY “

Seton Hall provides a values-based education. Service learning is an intrinsic element of this. Value-neutral learning is like a ship at seat with no rudder.

Krystal kramer International Relations Prescott, Arizona

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

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FOR THE MIND

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

FOR THE HEART

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

FOR THE SPIRIT

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Our faith and spiritual commitments inspire faculty to educate students to become servant leaders in their personal and professional lives, in their community and in their global society.

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

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In our valued-centered curricula, programs and extracurricular activities, we focus on academics and devleopment of the individual. Our graduates continue to prove themselves as leaders in their professions and communities. Seton Hall gives you all the resources you would find in a large university. But, with only 5,200 undergraduates and a 15:1 student-faculty ratio, you get the personal attention of a small liberal arts college.

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

ON CAMPUS THE SIGHTS OF ONE OF NEW JERSEY’S BEAUTIFUL AND MOST HISTORIC CAMPUSES


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

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

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


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

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


ESTEBAN

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DR. A. GABRIEL

Dr. Esteban is active in various national, regional, and community groups and served on a national task force that designed a Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA) for universities and colleges. He is also involved in Leadership Education for AsianPacifics (LEAP) as a mentor and faculty member. Dr. Esteban served as team chair and consultant evaluator for the largest regional accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission and also served as a member of their Accreditation Review Council. At the local level, Dr. Esteban was past chair of the boards of the Conway Chamber of Commerce and the Women’s Shelter of Central Arkansas. And served on the board of the Faulkner County Habitat for Humanity He is currently a member of the Board of the Asian-Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE), and the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

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Dr. Esteban led the Strategic Planning initiative, collaborated with faculty and academic leaders on enhancing and adding undergraduate and graduate programs, establishing academic priorities, and strengthening the centrality of academics at SHU. Since 2009, Dr. Esteban has also been responsible for Enrollment Services and is leading the change in Enrollment Management Strategy. Dr. Esteban was previously Provost (2003-2007), Dean of the College of Business and Tenured Professor of Marketing at the University of Central Arkansas (2001-2003). He served as Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at Arkansas Tech University (1996-2001) and was an Assistant Professor at the University of Houston-Victoria. Dr. Esteban was also a full-time instructor at the College of Business Administration of the University of the Philippines.

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Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., was appointed Interim President of Seton Hall University in July 2010. Since 2007, Dr. Esteban served as Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Seton Hall University. As Provost, he oversaw eight colleges and schools, University Libraries, and Enrollment Services.

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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT, SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

Dr. Esteban received a Ph.D. in Administration from the Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Irvine in 1993 and a Master of Science in Japanese Business Studies from Chaminade University in Honolulu in 1986. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. Dr. Esteban received specialized training in Leading Transformation and Change at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, and he completed the Japan Management Program at the Japan-America Institute for Management Science in Honolulu. He also has private sector work experience in the Philippines and in Japan. 2011-12 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY TENNIS

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Dr. Esteban has published papers in refereed journals and proceedings, and presented papers at national, international and regional conferences such as TIMS/ORSA, American Psychological Association, Western Decision Sciences Conference, and the International Trade and Finance Association.


PATRICK

LYONS

Director of Athletics and Recreational Services

Patrick G. Lyons was named Director of Athletics and Recreational Services at Seton Hall University on February 22, 2011.

of the soccer and lacrosse programs. In addition, Iona created Rice Oval Softball field, the first on-campus home for the softball program.

Lyons comes to Seton Hall after spending seven years as Iona College’s Director of Athletics. Lyons’ student-athlete centered vision was incorporated into several initiatives at Iona. Working closely with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Lyons emphasized a community service element for all of Iona’s 400+ student-athletes and 21 Division I athletic programs. He has also shown a deep commitment to student-athlete development and academic standards through additional support services and facilities in both the compliance and academic services offices.

Before elevating to his current role, Lyons was the Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs. In that role, he was responsible for all revenue generation by the athletics department with primary oversight of the department’s fundraising arm - The Goal Club. This included, but was not limited to, all fundraising activities and marketing for the department including the annual golf tournament, sponsorships, and the annual fund.

Under Lyons, the Iona athletics department has seen unprecedented growth and success both on and off the fields of play. The men’s cross country team continued its storied success earning a second straight national runner-up finish at the NCAA Championship in November 2008. The program has finished in the Top-10 at the national championship in each of the last nine years. Along with the University of Wisconsin, no other program has seen the same success. The men’s and women’s basketball programs have established a reputation for being one of the top programs in the MAAC. The women enjoyed their most successful five-year stint in program history and have made three postseason appearances in the last four seasons. The men’s program earned an NCAA Championship appearance in 2006, won 21 games in 2009-10 and has continued to rank among the leaders in the MAAC and the New York Metropolitan Area. Other Gael programs that saw success under Lyons tutelage have been the women’s cross country team with five straight MAAC Championships, the softball program earning its first ever bid to the NCAA Championship in 2010, the men’s soccer program with a MAAC Regular Season Championship in 2009 and a MAAC finals appearance in 2010. The volleyball team reached the NCAA Championship in 2004 and returned to the MAAC finals in 2010. In addition, Iona’s women’s lacrosse and women’s water polo programs continued to excel in 2009-10. Where Lyons truly made his mark at Iona has been in fundraising and improvements made to athletics facilities. The Iona Gaels Capital Improvements Fund was created by Lyons as the first capital fundraising effort in the department’s history. Among several enhancements, the most dramatic and impressive changes were the opening of both the Hynes Athletics Center and the Judge Student-Athlete Academic Center in January of 2006. Lyons also oversaw the complete renovation of the varsity locker rooms - where each program now has its own space for the first time in school history, the addition of a video screening room for its athletic programs as well as the resurfacing of both the Hynes Center basketball/volleyball arena floor and the surface of Mazzella Field, home

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Prior to that role, Lyons served as Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. He oversaw all NCAA, MAAC, and institutional policies and regulations, as well as team scheduling, student-athlete financial aid, the student-athlete advisory committee, and payroll for all staff as well as student-workers. Lyons also coordinated the NCAA certification process, from the self study to on-campus visits. As a coach, Lyons led the Iona golf team to its most successful four-year span. At the helm of the Gaels from 1998-02, he directed the squad to three MAAC Championships and earned a berth in the NCAA Golf Championship in each of his three full seasons. A native of Providence, R.I., Lyons was a two-sport standout in hockey and golf. One of the most prolific scorers in school history, Lyons tallied 80 goals and 90 assists during his 86-game career and led all of NCAA Division I hockey in goals per game during the 1995-96 season. He captained the golf team during his junior and senior seasons and in 1996, received the Joseph O’Connell award, given annually to Iona’s most outstanding student-athlete. In 1999, Lyons earned his master’s degree in teaching from Iona and earned an MBA from the Hagan School of Business in 2004. Lyons has also served as an adjunct professor in both the Biology department at Iona and the Sports Business Management program at Manhattanville College. Lyons has served on several committees at the national and conference level. He is a member of the NCAA Division I Championships and Sports Management Cabinet where he serves as a liaison to the men’s and women’s ice hockey committees. Lyons served as the Chairman of MAAC Cross Country Committee and previously as chairman of the MAAC Committee on Athletics Administration. He also serves on the MAAC Marketing and Strategic Planning Committees. Lyons is married to the former Rachel Cintolo, a pediatric nurse practitioner and clinical faculty at Columbia University.


Duane Bailey Deputy Director of Athletics

Jimmy O’Donnell Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director Team Operations

kimberly keenan-kirkpatrick

Mary Gross

Sr. Assoc. Athletics Director Compliance & Student-athlete devel.

Secretary, Director’s Office

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ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

Assistant Athletics Director / Athletics Communications...............................................................................................................................................................................................Matthew Sweeney Associate Director / Athletics Communications.............................................................................................................................................................................................................. Michael Kowalsky Assistant Director / Athletics Communications.................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Vincent Novicki Assistant Director / Digital Media and Creative Services ............................................................................................................................................................................................ Elizabeth Rathbun Communications Assistant / Athletics Communications........................................................................................................................................................................................................... Adam Satz Secretary / Athletics Communications ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Ann Marie Vasquez Faculty Athletics Representative / Academic Services............................................................................................................................................................................................Dr. Laura Schoppman Director of Academic Support Services / Academic Services ..........................................................................................................................................................................................Matthew Geibel Associate Director / Academic Services ........................................................................................................................................................................................................................Amanda DiDonato Academic Advisor / Academic Services ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................Ryan Westman Graduate Assistants / Academic Services..............................................................................................................................................................................................Zachary Romash, Kaitlyn Rogers Assistant Athletics Director / Business Operations.............................................................................................................................................................................................................Loren Peterson

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University President................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Dr. A. Gabriel Esteban Director of Athletics & Recreational Services......................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Patrick Lyons Deputy Director of Athletics...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Duane Bailey Senior Associate Athletics Director / Team Operations.................................................................................................................................................................................................... Jimmy O’Donnell Senior Associate Athletics Director / Compliance & Student-Athlete Development / SWA....................................................................................................................... Kimberly Keenan-Kirkpatrick Secretary / Director’s Office........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Mary Gross

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Assistant Athletics Director / Compliance............................................................................................................................................................................................................................Bridgette Cahill Coordinator / Student Athlete Development & Special Projects...............................................................................................................................................................................Melanie Calderwood

Associate Athletics Director / Development . .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Bryan Felt Associate Director / Pirate Blue.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Nicole Ferdinando Graduate Assistant / Pirate Blue............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Brian Burke Secretary / Pirate Blue..............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Mary Laverty

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Equipment Manager......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................Clay White Assistant Equipment Manager.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Floyd Nevius

Associate Athletics Director / External Affairs............................................................................................................................................................................................................... Jamison Hannigan Associate Director / Athletics Marketing.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Kelly O’Neil Graduate Assistant / Athletics Marketing..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................Aimee Gebhardt Band Director / Athletics Marketing...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Debbie Sfraga Cheerleading Head Coach / Athletics Marketing . ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................Greg Gilbert Director of Sports Medicine / Sports Medicine ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................Tony Testa Assistant Athletics Trainers / Sports Medicine........................................................................................................... Margeritte Abdelkodoos, Susan Giesemann, Crista Sciancalepore, Mitch Toda

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Associate Athletics Director / Recreational Services ..............................................................................................................................................................................................................Kathy Matta Assistant Director / Recreational Services .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. Brian Poll Graduate Assistants / Recreational Services....................................................................................................................................................Anthony Aleman, Christopher Esperon, Nicholas Popoli

Director of Ticket Sales / Ticket Operations............................................................................................................................................................................................................................Richard Bello Director of Ticket Operations / Ticket Operations ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ James Semerad Staff Assistant / Ticket Operations . ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ Jessica Guerriero

KEY PHONE NUMBERS (Area Code 973)

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

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Strength & Conditioning Coordinator . .................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Khyl Farrison Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator............................................................................................................................................................................................................... Angelo Gingerelli


ATHLETICS SUPPORT STAFF

Anthony Aleman

Richard Bello

Melanie Calderwood

Chris Esperon

Jessica Guerriero

Graduate Assistant Recreational Services

Director of Ticket Sales

Coord. Student-Athlete Devel. & Special Projects

Graduate Assistant Recreational Services

Staff Assistant Ticket Operations

Jamison Hannigan

Kathy Matta

Loren Peterson

Brian Poll

Nicholas Popoli

Associate Athletics Director External Affairs

Associate Athletics Director Recreational Services

Assistant Athletics Director Business Operations

Assistant Director Recreational Services

Graduate Assistant Recreational Services

Elizabeth Rathbun

Jim Semerad

Kevin Sponzo

Dan Velez

Clay White

Assistant Director Digital Media/Creative services

Director of Ticket Operations

Associate Athletics Director Facilities and Operations

Assistant Athletics Director Facilities and Operations

Equipment Manager


ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS

Matt Sweeney

Mike Kowalsky

Vincent Novicki

Adam Satz

Ann Marie Vasquez

Assistant Athletics Director Athletics Communications

Associate director Athletics Communications

Assistant Director Athletics Communications

Athletics Communications Assistant

Athletics Communications Secretary

Matt Sweeney Assistant Athletics Director / Athletics Communications Contact For: Men’s Basketball, Baseball, Men’s & Women’s Golf Sweeney e-mail....................................................................matthew.sweeney@shu.edu

The Office of Athletics Communications at Seton Hall welcomes your continued interest in the University and its athletics program. For information, interviews, photographs and credentials, please call (973) 761-9493 or e-mail the respective sport contact.

Mike Kowalsky Associate Director / Athletics Communications Contact For: Women’s Basketball, Volleyball, Softball Kowalsky e-mail.................................................................... michael.kowalsky@shu.edu

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Vincent Novicki Assistant Director / Athletics Communications Contact For: Men’s & Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Swim & Diving, Cross-Country Novicki e-mail............................................................................vincent.novicki@shu.edu Adam Satz Communications Assistant / Athletics Communications Contact For: Tennis, Men’s and Women’s Swim & Diving Satz e-mail........................................................................................ adam.satz@shu.edu

Credentials for media covering Seton Hall at Walsh Gym, Owen T. Carroll Field, Ivy Hill Park or on the University’s campus should be attained by contacting the Office of Athletics Communications by phone at (973) 761-9493, by fax at (973) 761-9061, or by emailing the respective sport contact. Seton Hall reserves the right to revoke press credentials at any time for any reason.

PHOTO CREDENTIALS

All photographers attending Seton Hall home athletics contests must wear proper credentials. Request for credentials should be made in advance by contacting the Office of Athletics Communications by phone at (973) 761-9493, by fax at (973) 761-9061, or by emailing the respective sport contact.

INTERVIEWS

All requests for player or coach interviews, either in person or via phone, must be arranged through the Office of Athletics Communications. Advance notice of at least 24 hours is preferred.

BROADCASTS

All requests to broadcast Seton Hall athletics contests should be made in writing; they must be approved by Seton Hall Director of Athletics Patrick Lyons. Please contact the Office of Athletics Communications for specific information particular to each sport.

PRESS ROW

Only accredited members of the media will be issued credentials to cover Seton Hall athletics, and only those issued passes will be permitted to sit on press row. Members of the media are reminded that press row is a working area and cheerleading for either the home or visiting team will not be tolerated.

MEDIA SERVICES

Seton Hall University and opponent’s game notes, up-to-date statistics, BIG EAST Conference notes and statistics, and game flip cards will be available to working members of the media. Halftime and final statistics and will also be distributed on press row when applicable. Fax services are available upon request.

POST-GAME

Seton Hall coaches and student-athletes are available for comment following a post-game cooling off period. Locker rooms are closed to the media.


ACADEMIC SUPPORT SERVICES

MATT GEIBEL

Amanda DiDonato

Ryan Westman

Kaitlyn Rogers

Zachary Romash

Director Academic Support Services

Associate Director Academic Support Services

Academic Advisor Academic Support Services

Graduate Assistant Academic Support Services

Graduate Assistant Academic Support Services

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

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


SPORTS MEDICINE

Tony Testa

Margeritte Abdelkodoos

Susan Giesemann

Crista Sciancalepore

Mitch Toda

Director Sports Medicine

Assistant Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine

Assistant Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine

Assistant Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine

Assistant Athletic Trainer Sports Medicine

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

Khyl Farrison

Angelo Gingerelli

Strength & Conditioning Coordinatore

Assistant Strength & Conditioning Coordinator

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


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

collegiate titles. Timothy A. Byron (1997, Baseball, 80’s) In four seasons, never posted a losing record… Owns more career victories than any other pitcher. Martin Caffrey (1989, Baseball, 70’s) Pitched in the College World Series two times… Earned run average ranked among the top 10 nationally. Dan Callandrillo (1989, Basketball, 80’s) Fourth all-time leading scorer (1,985 points)… BIG EAST Player of the Year and the nation’s third leading scorer in 1982. Rev. James A. Carey (1974, Athletic Director) Dynamic administrator who led Seton Hall to national prominence in the 40’s and 50’s. P.J. Carlesimo (2002, Basketball Coach, 1982-94) Coached Pirates to the 1989 Final Four and was the National Coach of the Year... Coached 12 seasons making seven postseason appearances. Owen T. Carroll (1973, Baseball Coach, 1948-72) Legendary coach who had 300 victories as well as two NCAA District II Championships and two College World Series appearances Robert L. Carter (1974, Track & Field, 50’s) Member of mile relay team which won 1951 Indoor Intercollegiate and National Championship. Gary G. Cavallo (1978, Baseball/Basketball, 70’s) Scored 820 points and had 504 career rebounds… Compiled a three-year ERA of 2.31 while making a College World Series appearance. John P. Caufield (1982, Honorary) Established the basketball season ticket program… Conducted basketball and baseball clinics in the city of Newark. Richard Cerone (1982, Baseball, 70’s) All-American catcher and Academic All-American in 1975… Number-one draft choice of the Cleveland Indians in 1975. Pamela M. Cerruti (1991, Basketball, 70’s) Ranks 10th all-time in assists (280) with 817 career points. Dean V. Cetrulo (1974, Fencing, 40’s) National Intercollegiate Champion in the foil and sabre… Won the bronze medal in both at the 1948 Olympics. Gerald I. Cetrulo (1974, Fencing Coach, 1937-42) Introduced fencing to Seton Hall… Led the Pirates to 70 straight victories, two National Championships, and four

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Eastern Championships. Leslie S. Chavies (1986, Basketball, 70’s) Ranks seventh on all-time scoring list (1,360 points)… Member of the 1979 EAIAW Small College Champion team. Mary Beth Childs (2008, Honorary) Former two-sport athlete at Seton Hall... Dedicated and loyal contributor. Paul W. Choi (1984, Tennis, 50’s) Posted a 41-3 career record including tournament competition. Harry A. Coates (1975, Track Coach, 20’s-40’s) Coached some of the greatest relay teams in school history, in addition to Olympians. Edwin J. Collins (1978, Honorary) Despite losing part of his lower leg, earned a varsity letter as a goalkeeper for the Seton Hall soccer team. Brian D. Conlan (1979, Football, 30’s) Captain of three Seton Hall football teams, playing both offense and defense. Edward A. Coppola (1977, Honorary) Head athletic trainer for over 30 years. Anthony P. Cuccolo (1991, Basketball, 60’s) Tenacious defender who also scored 921 career points. Phil Cundari (2010, Baseball, 80’s) BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year in 1985... Ranks among the leaders in career wins, starts, and strikeouts. Robin L. Cunningham (1984, Basketball/ Tennis, 70’s) First woman to receive an athletic scholarship and have number retired (32)… Scored 1,003 career points while posting a 52-15 record in tennis singles. Morris J. Curotta (1977, Track & Field, 50’s) Ran on mile relay teams which won IC4A indoor and outdoor titles in 1951… Member of 1948 and 1952 Australian Olympic Teams. Gerald E. Dalton (1982, Honorary) Student manager for basketball and track teams… Chairman of the first Hall of Fame Committee. Melvin J. Dalton (1980, Track & Field, 20’s) Undefeated in all cross country and two-mile events in 1925… U.S. Olympic team member in steeplechase in 1928. Samuel D’Ambola (1976, Fencing, 40’s) Member of the 1942 Eastern Intercollegiate Champion team

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that won 68 straight matches. Alfred Daley (1984, Track & Field, 70’s) Two-time All-American … Member of 1976 and 1980 Jamaican Olympic mile relay teams. Robert E. Davies (1973, Basketball, 40’s) Two-time All-American and leading scorer for three seasons… On NBA’s Silver Anniversary team. Richard E. Dec (1979, Basketball, 60’s) All-America honorable mention… Had 1,123 career points, while never missing a game. Terry Dehere (2002, Basketball, 1989-93) All-time leading scorer and consensus All-American... First Pirate to have his number retired while an active player. Francis E. Delany (1977, Basketball/Baseball, 30’s & 40’s) Four-year member of basketball team and captain of the 15-1 baseball squad. Norman J. Dermody, Jr. (1981, Baseball, 60’s) School record holder in career shutouts (9) and tied for complete games (21)... 1967 Met Conference Pitcher of the Year. Anna Cavanaugh Dierickx (1980, Honorary) First woman inducted into the Hall of Fame… Strong supporter of Seton Hall athletics. Edward A. Dierickx (1973, Honorary) Member of “Friends of Seton Hall University” and an honorary member of the Seton Hall Alumni Federation. Victor J. DiFilippo (1989, Lifetime Achievement Award) Credited with starting the physical education program, teaching for 44 years… One of the first coaches/trainers of Seton Hall athletes. Sue (Dilley) Regan (1989, Women’s Basketball Coach, 1973-85) Won 193 games and made six AIAW Tournament appearances with a title in 1979. Charles Doehler (1997, Freshman Baseball Coach) Freshman baseball coach for 15 years with a winning percentage of .950… Credited with the development of many Seton Hall greats. John V. Donovan, Jr. (1979, Baseball, 70’s) School record-holder for shutouts in a season (5) and complete games (21)… Second in U.S. in 1969 with a 0.62 ERA. Most Rev. John J. Dougherty (1978, Honorary) University President from 1959 to 1969 who held strong beliefs in the value of athletics to education process. Walter J. Dukes, Jr. (1973, Basketball, 50’s) All-American and Haggerty Award recipient… All-time leading rebounder (1,697) and member of the 1953 NIT Champions. William J. Eyres (1981, Honorary) One of the major supporters of the university... Founder of the Winners’ Circle for the basketball program. Msgr. Thomas G. Fahy (1975, Athletic Director, 50’s) Served as athletic director for several years in the 1950’s. Larry Falcon (1984, Baseball, 60’s) Owned a 14-4 career record with a career ERA of 1.26. Milton A. Feller (1976, Baseball, 20’s) Outstanding outfielder for the baseball team from 1922 to 1925. Msgr. William Noe Field (1984, Honorary) First basketball season ticket holder after Walsh Gym was built, never missing a home game through 1966.

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Benjamin F. Fields (1982, Track & Field, 70’s) School record holder in the high jump… All-American in 1975, while ranking among the top 10 high jumpers in the world. Rev. Francis J. Finn (1976, Honorary) One of the originators of the annual “Friends of Seton Hall” dinner. Peter X. Finnerty (1976, Baseball/Basketball, 40’s) Captained baseball and basketball teams… Member of the undefeated basketball squad in 1940. Theodore A. Fiore (1980, Baseball, 60’s) All-District II team as an outfielder while driving in 37 runs. Robert B. Fisher (1986, Basketball, 40’s) Second leading scorer on basketball team that posted a 55-5 record over three years. Msgr. Edward J. Fleming (1986, Honorary) Worked to enrich varsity sports at the university… Served as chairman of the Athletic Council. Frank S. Fletcher (1982, Track & Field, 40’s) Ran on world-record setting two-mile relay team in 1942. Frank Fox (2000, Track & Field, ‘40’s) Member of mile relay teams which captured two IC4A and Millrose game championships... Was a 1948 All-American. Leslie A. Fries (1974, Basketball/Baseball, 20’s) Captain of the baseball team and three-year captain of the basketball team. Richard W. Gaines (1978, Basketball, 50’s) Ranks 13th on all-time scoring list (1,511) while on two NIT teams. Nicholas Galis (1991, Basketball, 70’s) Ranks as the 10th all-time leading scorer (1,651) points and 8th in assists (410)… Averaged 27.5 ppg, third in nation as senior. George J. Germann, Sr. (1977, Track & Field, 60’s) On 1963-64 National AAU two-mile relay championship team. Herbert J Germann (1978, Track & Field, 60’s) First NCAA Champion in school history in any sport (1,000 yard run). David Gerstein (2004, Honorary) Co-founder of the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund and co-chair of the Richie and Sue Regan Endowed Fund for Athletics. John Gibson (2000, Track & Field Coach, 1945-72) Legendary coach who guided Seton Hall athletes to numerous national and intercollegiate championships, in relays and

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individual events. Adrian Griffin (2010, Basketball, 1991-94) Scored 1,414 career points, won Haggerty Award, and was a member of 1993 BIG EAST Championship squad. Ozelina Gorham (1997, Basketball, 80’s) Ranks second all-time in four categories- points (1,668), rebounds (1,224), steals (252), and field goals made (665). James Hanna (1976, Soccer, 50’s) Three-time All-American… Played for teams which put together two 18-game unbeaten streaks. Michael W. Hannon (1975, Basketball/Baseball, 50’s) Member of the 1953 NIT Champions… Hit .355 while playing right field. Flirtisha Harris (2004, Track & Field, 90’s) Earned All-America status in 400 meter run or 1600 meter relay 13 times during her career. Todd Heimer (1986, Baseball, 70’s) Notched a 20-7 career pitching record with a career 2.92 ERA. Edward J. Heine, Sr. (1978, Baseball/Football/ Basketball/Track, 10’s) Only four-sport letterman in school history with a total of 11. John C. Henderson (1974, Honorary) Loyal athletics fan who was member of the University Board of Trustees. Kevin Hennessey (1989, Track & Field, 60’s) Won three national championships as a member of the twomile relay teams. Ian Hennessy (2006, Men’s Soccer, 80’s) Led SHU to three BIG EAST titles and was Most Outstanding Player twice... Third Team All-American in 1987 Frank J. Hill, Sr. (1977, Basketball Coach, 1911-30) Compiled a 191-75-1 record as head coach. Robert Holm (1989, Basketball, 40’s) Standout for teams that won 39 straight games over a twoyear span. Rev. John J. Horgan (1976, Athletic Director) Athletic Director from 1960 to 1972… Responsible for the building of the athletic “bubble”. Donald Horn (1997, Honorary) Founder of the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund in 1960, known then as “Friends of Seton Hall University”. Msgr. Michael W. Hornak (1977, Basketball/ Baseball, 20’s)


ATHLETICS HALL OF FAME

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Gifted athlete who played baseball and basketball. Paul Horowitz (1984, Honorary) Historian and publicity director for first 10 years of the Athletic Hall of Fame. Kenneth House (1978, Basketball, 70’s) One of four athletes to have compiled 1,000 points (1,670) and 1,000 rebounds (1,149) in career. Robert A. Issler (1980, Baseball/Golf, 70’s) Undefeated as a freshman pitcher… Won both Metropolitan and New Jersey Public Golf Championships. Peter D. Jones, Sr. (1979, Baseball/Basketball, 10’s) Third leading scorer on the basketball team for two seasons. Charles Joseph (1986, Track & Field, 70’s) Two-time All-American and All-IC4A honoree eight times. Arturas Karnisovas (2008, Basketball, 1990-94) Scored over 1,500 career points and led Pirates two BIG EAST Tournament Championships. O. Lawrence Keefe (1976, Honorary) Was the first full-time sports information director. Msgr. James F. Kelley (1975, Honorary) Youngest person to serve as president of a university when appointed in 1935. Rev. Michael E. Kelly (1986, Honorary) Member of the University Athletic Council and chairman of the Athletic Hall of Fame… Chaplain to the football and wrestling teams. Louis E. Kernan (1973, Honorary) Member of the Board of Trustees, former president of the “Friends of Seton Hall University”, and member of the President’s Advisory Board. Raymond Keyes (1980, Baseball, 30’s) Shortstop who compiled a career average of .377. Kenneth Kunzman (2004, Honorary) Co-founder of the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund and co-chair of the Richie and Sue Regan Endowed Fund for Athletics. Aaron Kurtzman (1981, Swimming, 50’s) All-American in the butterfly while winning three Eastern Intercollegiate titles. James Lampariello (1991, Administration) Director of Sports Promotion from 1978 to 1982. Thaddeus S. Lepcio (1973, Baseball, 50’s) Member of the 1950 NCAA District II Champions that qualified

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for the College World Series. Msgr. Richard Liddy (2008, Administration) Men’s Basketball Chaplain for over two decades... Former acting University Chancellor John P. Ligos (1984, Basketball, 50’s) On team that compliled a record of 60-25 and qualified for two NIT berths. Msgr. Charles E. Lillis (1976, Athletic Director) Athletic Director from 1927 to 1945… Founder and director of the Seton Hall Track Carnival. Chester A. Lipski (1975, Track & Field, 40’s) Anchor of the two-mile relay team that set a then-world record at the 1942 Navy Relief Games. Charles F. Lorenzo (1979, Basketball, 50’s) Member of three NIT teams in the 1950’s… Scored 775 points in his career. Melvin Knight (1978, Basketball, 70’s) Had 775 career points and 243 rebounds, despite playing just 50 career games because of injuries. Robert N. Knoth (1978, Baseball, 40’s) One of the greatest hitters in baseball history, hitting .485 and .403 in his career. John A. Macknowski (1975, Basketball, 40’s) Member of the 1946-47 team that went 24-3. Edward W. Madjeski (1977, Baseball/Basketball/ Soccer, 30’s) Earned nine letters in three sports. Albert L. Mamaux (1975, Baseball Head Coach, 1937-42) Compiled a 69-19 record, with an undefeated season in 1942. Phyllis A. Mangina (1991, Basketball/Softball, 80’s) All-time leader in steals (269) and tied for second in assists (441). Rev. John J. Mannion (1989, Honorary) Served as University chaplain for athletic teams and the Pirate Blue Athletic Fund. Richard E. Marks (1979, Baseball, 50’s) Owns a career batting average of .377 for 1958 and 1959 Metropolitan Conference champions. Peter Matischak(2010, Soccer, 80’s) Schools all-time leader in points (152), goals (59), and assists (34)... Named BIG EAST Player of the Year in 1986. Francis P. Meehan (1973, Baseball/Basketball, 10’s)

One of the first “big men” to play college basketball. Nick Menza (1989, Soccer Coach, 1958-84) Second on all-time coaching wins list for soccer with 106 in 27 seasons. Megan Meyer (2010, Softball, 2002-05) Won back-to-back BIG EAST Championships in 2004 and 2005... Two-time All-American... Schools all-time leader in wins (81) and strikeouts (686). Peter A. Milone (1986, Fencing, 40’s) Four-time gold medalist at the Eastern Intercollegiate Conference championships with a 127-5 record. Charles Mitchel (1991, Basketball, 60’s) Scored 944 points in his career. John J. Monteleone (1977, Baseball/Soccer, 60’s) Career batting average of .335 and honorable mention AllAmerica as a goalkeeper. John Moon (1997, Track & Field Coach, 1972-Present) Three-time BIG EAST Coach of the Year and 1994 National Women’s Coach of the Year… Has coached 19 Olympians and 64 All-Americans. John Morris (1989, Baseball, 80’s) All-America First Team as a junior… Set 12 records while playing. Matt Morris (2004, Baseball, 90’s) First Team All-American in 1995… First round draft pick of St. Louis Cardinals and eventual National League All-Star. John Morton (1997, Basketball, 80’s) Member of 1989 Final Four team who ranks 11th on all-time scoring list (1,621). Glenn Mosley (1984, Basketball, 70’s) One of four players to record 1,000 points (1,441) and 1,000 rebounds in a career… Led nation in rebounding in 1977 (16.3). Rev. Daniel A. Murphy (1980, Honorary) Considered one of the prime authorities on Seton Hall athletics history. John Murphy (1989, Basketball & Tennis Coach, 1960’s-80’s) Assistant basketball coach for 10 years and freshman team coach for eight. Thomas A. Murphy (1974, Honorary) Served as a scout for basketball coaches John “Honey” Russell and Richie Regan. Stephen Nagy (1975, Baseball, 40’s) Posted a collegiate pitching record of 22-1 with 13 consecutive wins. Al Negratti (1997, Basketball, 40’s) Key member of the John “Honey” Russell teams that compiled a record of 71-7. Julius Nicolai (2006, Baseball, 50’s) One of the top pitchers in the country during his time... Ranked eighth nationally with a 0.83 ERA in 1957. William T. Nolan (1975, Baseball, 50’s) All-American in his senior season with a batting average of .392. Pat O’Kelly (1997, Soccer, 80’s) First Team All-American and BIG EAST Player of the Year twice… Academic All-American and Hermann Trophy Finalist. Rev. John J. Outwater (1976, Baseball/Basketball,


20’s) Captain of the basketball team from 1924 to 1927. Patrick M. Pacillo (1991, Baseball, 80’s) Third team All-American in 1984… Helped team to a 41-13 record and an NCAA East Regional berth. Susan G. Patton (1991, Women’s Tennis Coach, 197290) Posted winning seasons in 17 of 18 years, with a career record of 162-57-1… Won the NJAIAW championship in 1982 and 1983. Michael Paul (1991, Track & Field, 80’s) BIG EAST Indoor Champion in the 400 meters in 1981… Ranked number-two in the world in the 400 meters. Edward R. Petrie (1978, Basketball, 50’s) Scored 943 points during his career… Member of 1955-56 NIT team. Derrick Peynado (1989, Track & Field, 80’s) Seven-time All-American and Member of 1981 and 1982 BIG EAST indoor champion teams. Kenneth P. Pine (1978, Basketball/Baseball, 40’s) On basketball team that won 41 consecutive games while posting a 25-3 pitching record. Joseph E. Polinski (1986, Soccer, 50’s) Led the team in scoring from 1950 to 1952. Austin M. Prokop (1977, Fencing, 40’s) Member of Eastern Intercollegiate Championship team and individual titlist in the foil. Charles Puleo (1984, Baseball, 70’s) Had a 21-7 record with 172 strikeouts for two College World Series teams. William Raftery (1984, Head Basketball Coach, 197081) Career record of 154-141 with four ECAC post-season berths and two NIT bids. Ramon Ramos (2006, Men’s Basketball, 1985-89) Led Seton Hall to the 1989 NCAA Championship game... First Team All-BIG EAST player, shot .557 from the floor in his career. James R. Reardon (1981, Honorary) Co-founder of the Owen T. Carroll Diamond Club. Richard J. Regan (1973, Basketball) Ranks 20th on all-time scoring list (1,167) and member of the 1953 NIT Champions… Had 112 wins as coach. Rev. Francis D. Reynolds (1982, Basketball/ Baseball/Football/Track, 20’s) Star fullback for the football team and a high jumper. James E. Reynolds (1979, Honorary) Served on the Alumni Board of Directors… Charter member of the “Friends of Seton Hall”. Paul Riccardi (1981, Fencing, 40’s) Won four Eastern Intercollegiate epee titles and U.S. Intercollegiate foil title. Arnold W. Ring (1980, Basketball, 50’s) Member of three NIT teams, including 1953 champions… Earned All-NIT Second Team honors. George Ring (2010, Honorary, 1962-65) Generous contributor to Pirate Blue Athletic Fund and several other initiatives... The building which houses the offices for Pirate Blue bears his name. Joseph S. Ritter, M.D. (1980, Baseball, 50’s)

Captain of the 1959 team and District II All Star at shortstop. Joseph M. Robertson (1975, Honorary) Involved with the Winners’ Circle, the Diamond Club, and “Friends of Seton Hall”. Marteese Robinson (2002, Baseball, 1985-87) Nation’s leading hitter in 1987 for the BIG EAST champion team... Named the NCAA’s Co-Player of the Year and an AllAmerica. John D. Russell (1973, Head Basketball Coach, 193743, 1949-60) Coach of the 1953 NIT championship… Holds a career record of 295-129. John Rutherburg (1997, Basketball, 40’s) Member of teams from 1940 to 1942 which won 41 straight games. Edward A. Sadowski (1974, Basketball, 30’s) All-America honorable mention in 1940. Geraldine Saintilus Smith (2010, Women’s Basketball, 1986-89) Program’s higest scorer with 1,804 career points. Robert Saugstad (1981, Golf, 60’s) Placed in top 10 individuall as team earned a fourthplace finish at the 1968 Metropolitan Intercollegiate Golf Championships. Frank B. Saul, Jr. (1973, Basketball, 40’s) First basketball player to score 1,000 career points (1,011). James H. Scheick (1979, Football, 60’s) Club Football All-American in 1968 and 1969. Manfred Schellscheidt (2008, Soccer Head Coach, 1988-present) Guided the Pirates to over 200 victories and two BIG EAST titles. Albert M. Senavitis (1982, Basketball, 60’s) Top playmaker who scored 904 career points. William R. Sheppell (1975, Soccer, 40’s) Three-time All-American (1948-50) who scored 3l career goals. Michael Sheppard, Sr. (1996, Baseball Head Coach, 1973-03) Led teams to 12 NCAA Tournament bids and two College World Series appearances… Three-time BIG EAST Coach of

Michael Sheppard

the Year. Michael Sheppard, Jr. (1991, Baseball, 80’s) Outstanding fielding shortstop, had 115 consecutive chances without making an error. Thomas J. Sheridan (1977, Honorary) Worked at Seton Hall for over 30 years… Has annual award in his memory for baseball player. Harry F. Singleton (1976, Basketball/Soccer/ Baseball, 20’s) Seton Hall’s first All-Eastern selection in basketball and soccer. Kelly Smith (2008, Soccer, 1997-2000) First women’s soccer player to be inducted... Two-time NCAA statistical champion in goals and points per game. Charles Slade (1979, Track & Field, 50’s) Member of two Intercollegiate champion mile-relay teams and squad which won five straight championship events at MSG. Eugene Smith (2010, Golf, 1997-2000) Won BIG EAST Individual title in 2000 and won a school-record six tournaments during his tenure. Frank L. Spatuzzi (1980, Baseball, 30’s) Played four years, hitting over .400 two seasons. Andrew W. Stanfield (1973, Track & Field, 50’s) Three-time National AAU 60 yard and 200 meter champion… Won three Olympic gold medals in 1952 and 1956. Msgr. Edwin V. Sullivan (1997, Honorary) Baseball team’s chaplain for over 25 years. John H. Suminski (1982, Basketball, 60’s) Scored 846 points in his career. Golden L. Sunkett (1981, Basketball, 60’s) Holds the single season assist record (197) and per game average (8.57). Phillip Thigpen, Sr. (1976, Track & Field, 40’s) National AAU 1,000 yard champion in 1948 and three-time IC4A champion. Frank J. Tracey (1979, Honorary) High school basketball coach who had tremendous influence in bringing athletes to Seton Hall. John S. Tracey (1977, Baseball, 60’s) All-American in 1964 for team which went to College World

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Hector Zamora

Series. Msgr. Joseph P. Tuite (1989, Honorary) Assistant athletic director and director of the basketball office in the 1940’s. Frank Turner (2004, Track & Field, 40’s & 50’s) Member of mile-relay team that won IC4A and NYAC championships at MSG… Ran lead-off leg on dominant relay teams of the early 1950’s. Gregory M. Tynes (1986, Basketball, 70’s) One of only three players to have over 2,000 career points, 2,059 3rd all-time… Honorable mention All-American. John W. Valentin (1996, Baseball, 80’s) All-American third team and All-BIG EAST, hitting .392 as a junior. Andrew Valmon (1997, Track & Field, 80’s) Three-time All-American and holder of three records… Twotime Olympic gold medalist on 1984 and 1988 mile relay teams. Maurice Vaughn (1996, Baseball, 80’s) Three-time All-American and BIG EAST Player of the Decade… School’s all-time career leader in home runs and RBI.

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Jerry Walker (2004, Basketball, ‘90s) 1993 BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year… Led Pirates to two BIG EAST titles and three NCAA appearances. Frank E. Walsh, Jr. (1991, Honorary) Major supporter of the University’s athletic program… Chair of the Board of Regents. Robert F. Wanzer (1974, Basketball, 40’s) Led 1946-47 team to a 24-3 and had number retired… Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Louis F. Welaj (1981, Baseball, 40’s) Helped Pirates put together a 26-game winning streak over 1941 and 1942 seasons. Nicholas G. Werkman III (1972, Basketball, 60’s) Second on the all-time scoring list (2,273) career points… One of four players with over 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds. Mark Whitford (2010, Honorary, 1990-93) Former wrestler who perished during the attacks of September 11, 2001. Richard S. Wieczezak (1982, Baseball, 60’s) All-America third team and member of 1964 College World

Series squad. Angela Williams (2006, Track & Field, 80’s) First female All-American at SHU, earning the honor twice... Competed at the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics. Shana Williams (2008, Track & Field, 1989-93) Seven-time NCAA All-America and 13-time BIG EAST Champion... First woman in BIG EAST history to win the outdoor high jump four times. Robert Wussler (2006, Honorary) Generous supporter of Seton Hall athletics... Former member of the Board of Regents Dana Wynne (2004, Basketball, 90’s) All-time leader in rebounding in BIG EAST play… Led nation in rebounding in 1996… Three-time honorable mention AllAmerica. A. Zachary Yamba (1980, Soccer, 60’s) Scored 21 goals in 1962, a record that lasted for 24 years. Hector Zamora (2006, Men’s Soccer, 90’s) One of the finest men’s soccer players at SHU... First Team AllAmerican and adidas Scholar-Athlete All-American as a senior.

PIRATE BLUE ATHLETIC FUND

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

Bryan Felt

Nicole Ferdinando

Brian Burke

Mary Laverty

Associate athletics director/devlopment Pirate Blue

Associate Director Pirate Blue

Graduate Assistant Pirate Blue

Secretary Pirate Blue


Craig Biggio

Rick Cerone

Sacha Kljestan

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

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

Bob Ley

Dick Vitale

Bill Raftery


DRIVING DIRECTIONS PIRATE TENNIS COACHING STAFF

DIRECTIONS TO SETON HALL UNIVERSITY SEASON PREVIEW

FROM 280 WEST: Take Route 280 West to the Clinton Street Exit. Follow access road (Freeway Drive) to South Harrison Street (seventh traffic light). Turn left onto South Harrison Street and follow for approx. 2 miles. Bear left at the yield sign onto Center Street and follow to the end. The University’s main gate is across the intersection. FROM THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE: From the GW Bridge, take the NJ Turnpike South to Exit 15W. Then follow directions for Route 280 West. FROM CONNECTICUT: Take Route 84 West into New York State until Route 84 ends. Take 684 South toward White Plains/Tappan Zee Bridge. Take 287 West over Tappan Zee Bridge. Take exit 14A, Garden State Parkway South, to Exit 145. Follow directions for Route 280 West. FROM NEW YORK CITY: Go through either the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel. Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 15W. Follow directions for Route 280 West.

PIRATE PROFILES

FROM NORTH JERSEY: Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 145. Follow directions for Route 280 West. FROM SOUTH JERSEY: Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 144. Go to second light and make a left onto South Orange Ave. Go approximately 2 miles. The University’s main gate will be on the left. FROM PENNSYLVANIA: Take the PA Turnpike East to the NJ Turnpike North. Go to Exit 11 (Garden State Parkway). Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 145. Follow directions for Route 280 West.

2010-11 REVIEW

FROM WEST JERSEY (ALLENTOWN, PA AND ROUTE 78 EAST): Take Route 78 East. At the split for express or local exits take “Local Exits” to exit 49B, 124 East & Maplewood. Follow road (Springfield Ave.) to first jug handle (Valley Street - The Oranges). Take jug handle onto Valley Street. Go eight traffic lights and turn right onto South Orange Ave. The University is one mile on your right. FROM WEST JERSEY (STROUDSBURG, PA AND ROUTE 80): Take Route 80 East to Route 280 East. Take Exit 11 (Center Street) and turn right at third light onto South Center Street. Go two traffic lights to South Orange Avenue. The University’s main gate is located at this junction. FROM NEWARK AIRPORT (78 WEST): Follow signs for 78 West. Take 78 West to the Millburn Exit (50B). Turn right off exit ramp on to Vauxhaull Road, and go through two traffic lights (one immediately after your right turn). At third traffic light turn right onto Valley Street. Follow Valley Street about 3-4 miles. You will go through six traffic lights. At seventh traffic light (South Orange Avenue, major intersection) turn right. Follow South Orange Avenue approx. 3/4 of a mile. You will pass the campus on your right before you get to the entrance.

RECORD BOOK

DIRECTIONS TO PRUDENTIAL CENTER FROM NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE: Take exit 15E (Newark/Jersey City), follow signs to Raymond Blvd. At the stop light make a right and proceed about 2 miles to Mulberry Street (Downtown Newark). Turn left onto Mulberry St. Continue past Market Street and Edison Place, Prudential Center is on the right. FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY SOUTH: Take exit 145, follow signs to Route 280 East Harrison/Newark. Take exit 15A (Route 21/Downtown Newark). Make right and proceed for 1/2 mile on Route 21 until the Market Street intersection. Make a right at the light onto Market Street. Make a left at the next light at the intersection of Market Street and Mulberry, Prudential Center is on the right.

SETON HALL UNIVERSITY

FROM GARDEN STATE PARKWAY NORTH/ROUTE 78: ake exit 142 (Route 78), follow Route 78 east to exit 58A and follow signs for Rt. 1 and 9 North and then proceed to Rt. 21 North (McCarter Highway). Continue north on Rt. 21 for approximately 1.5 miles. At the Market Street intersection, make a left onto Market Street. Make a left at the next light at the intersection of Market Street and Mulberry, Prudential Center is on the right. FROM NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT: Follow signs for Rt. 1 and 9 North and follow directions above for Garden State Parkway North. FROM NEW YORK CITY: From George Washington Bridge or Lincoln Tunnel follow signs to New Jersey Turnpike South. Follow directions above for New Jersey Turnpike.

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THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE Connecticut claimed the league’s Bowl Championship Series bid for the first time as the Huskies shared the conference title with Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Six of the league’s eight squads went to bowl games and helped the BIG EAST post a 4-2 bowl record for the second straight year. The BIG EAST became the nation’s largest Division I-A conference in 2005-06 when five new members began competing – the University of Cincinnati, DePaul University, the University of Louisville, Marquette University and the University of South Florida. BIG EAST institutions reside in nine of the nation’s top 35 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Tampa, Pittsburgh, Hartford, Cincinnati and Milwaukee. With its newest members, BIG EAST markets contain almost one-fourth of all television households in the U.S. When Texas Christian University joins the conference in the 2012-13 academic year, the conference will have a footprint in 30 percent of the nation’s television households. The 2011-12 academic year is the 33rd in the history of The BIG EAST Conference as the unique consortium marches on competing at the highest level with integrity and sportsmanship. The BIG EAST has gone through membership changes since its birth, but the 201112 year marks the conference’s seventh straight with the same 16-member group, making for the nation’s largest Division I-A conference. The BIG EAST Conference’s goals have always been the same. The outstanding performances of the student-athletes at BIG EAST schools are evidence of the league’s proud tradition of success. The league has always been able to boast that many of its best students are also its best athletes. The 2010-11 year was no different. Seven BIG EAST student-athletes were named NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winners, while 22 earned Capital One Academic All-America recognition. Maya Moore, Connecticut’s women’s basketball standout, won the NCAA Honda-Broderick Cup as the nation’s top female student-athlete and was chosen as the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year. In the athletic arena, BIG EAST student-athletes again enjoyed success on the national stage. The Connecticut men’s basketball team won its third national championship, completing a magical run through five games of the BIG EAST Championship and six wins in the NCAA tournament. The Villanova women’s cross country team won the NCAA title for the second straight year and the ninth time overall. The Notre Dame women’s soccer team won its third NCAA title, while BIG EAST teams reached national championship games in women’s basketball (Notre Dame) and men’s soccer (Louisville). The BIG EAST placed two teams in the NCAA Women’s Final Four for the second time in the last three years as Connecticut joined Notre Dame in Indianapolis, capping a season in which the Huskies extended their NCAA-record winning streak to 90 games. Individually, BIG EAST student-athletes won five NCAA championships, including an unprecedented four by Villanova’s Sheila Reid. Reid was the 2010 individual cross country champion, a member of the Wildcats’ winning indoor distance medley relay team and won the 5,000- and 1,500-meter titles in outdoor track & field. Louisville’s Matt Hughes, meanwhile, repeated as the NCAA champion in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the NCAA outdoor meet. Moore and Reid joined Notre Dame soccer standout Melissa Henderson as winners of Honda Sports Awards as the top performers in their respective sports. Moore also became the first three-time winner of the Wade Trophy as the nation’s top women’s basketball player and joined Villanova lacrosse player Brian Karalunas as winners of the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. BIG EAST football maintained its national profile as a competitively balanced group.

Since opening its doors in 1979, the league has won 31 national championships in six different sports and 133 student-athletes have won individual national titles. In 2003-04, Connecticut became the first school in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s NCAA basketball titles in the same season. In ’02-03, the BIG EAST became the first conference in NCAA history to win the men’s and women’s titles in the same year when the Syracuse men and the Connecticut women captured their respective national championships. In men’s basketball, BIG EAST squads have won four of the last 13 NCAA championships. BIG EAST women’s teams have taken seven of the last 12 NCAA titles. Proactive movement has been a signature strategy for the conference that was born in 1979. The BIG EAST continually turns challenges into opportunities to become stronger. The conference currently crowns champions in 24 sports. The BIG EAST became a reality on May 31, 1979, following a meeting of athletic directors from Providence College, St. John’s, Georgetown and Syracuse universities. Seton Hall, Connecticut and Boston College completed the original seven school alliance. While the membership has both increased and changed, the focus of the BIG EAST has not wavered. The conference reflects a tradition of broad based programs, led by administrators and coaches who place a constant emphasis on academic integrity. Its student athletes own significantly high graduation rates and their record of scholastic achievement notably show a balance between intercollegiate athletics and academics. Any successful organization has had the good fortune to have outstanding leadership. The BIG EAST primarily was the brainchild of Dave Gavitt, who was the conference’s first Commissioner. Michael Tranghese, the league’s first full-time employee, and for 11 years the associate to Gavitt, became Commissioner in 1990. In his first year, he administered the formation of The BIG EAST Football Conference. John Marinatto, who had served as senior associate commissioner, moved into the Commissioner’s chair in 2009 and has continued to steer the conference on its path of success. The league has long been considered a leader in innovative concepts in promotion and publicity, particularly regarding television. Those efforts have resulted in unparalleled visibility for BIG EAST student athletes. The conference has enjoyed longstanding relationships with CBS, ESPN, Inc. and ABC. BIG EAST men’s basketball games are regular sellouts at campus and major public arenas, including the annual men’s BIG EAST Championship in Madison Square Garden. The women’s basketball championship has led all conferences in attendance for the past eight years. Attendance figures also are significant in soccer and baseball. The BIG EAST has its headquarters in Providence where the conference administers to more than 5,500 student-athletes.

MEMBERS OF THE BIG EAST CONFERENCE

2011-12 SETON HALL UNIVERSITY TENNIS

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2011-12 seton hall tennis schedule Rocio Portela, Sophomore

Chloe Sher, Sophomore

DATE Sep 16-19 Sep 23-25 Oct 8-10 Oct 18 Oct 21-24 Feb 4 Feb 5 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 18 Feb 18 Feb 24 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 15 Mar 23 Mar 25 Apr 1 Apr 6 Apr 9 Apr 12 Apr 14 Apr 15 Apr 19-22

OPPONENT FALL SEASON

LOCATION

TIME

Quinnipiac Tournament East Coast Invitational USTA Collegiate Invitational Fairleigh Dickinson ITA Regional Tournament

Hamden, Conn. West Point, N.Y. Queens, N.Y. Teaneck, N.J. New Haven, Conn.

All Day All Day All Day 3:00 p.m. All Day

Army Binghamton Bryant Brown Navy Manhattan Saint Peter’s NJIT PROVIDENCE * Bucknell Fordham Colgate CONNECTICUT * PITTSBURGH * St. John’s * Georgetown * Villanova * RUTGERS * WEST VIRGINIA * SYRACUSE * BIG EAST Championships

West Point, N.Y. West Point, N.Y. Providence, R.I. Providence, R.I. Annapolis, Md. Annapolis, Md. Jersey City, N.J. Newark, N.J. South Orange, N.J. Orlando, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Orlando, Fla. South Orange, N.J. South Orange, N.J. Queens, N.Y. Washington, D.C. Villanova, Pa. South Orange, N.J. South Orange, N.J. South Orange, N.J. TBA

10:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. TBA TBA TBA 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. TBA 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. TBA TBA

SPRING SEASON

* match Home matches in BOLD CAPS

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2011-12 Seton Hall University Tennis Media Guide  

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