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St. Joseph’s College - Brooklyn 2011-12 Student-Athlete Handbook

St. Joseph’s College, New York Brooklyn Campus Athletic Department 245 Clinton Ave Brooklyn, NY 11205 (718) 940-5833 http://www.SJCBears.com


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Table of Contents Staff Directory...................................................................................................................................................... 3 Letter from the Dean of Students................................................................................................................... 4 Letter from the Athletic Director .................................................................................................................. 5 Athletic Department Mission ........................................................................................................................... 6 Division III Philosophy Statement .................................................................................................................... 6 Policies ................................................................................................................................................................... 7 General Policy............................................................................................................................................... 7 Student-Athlete Eligibility........................................................................................................................... 7 Student-Athlete Academic Success Policy ............................................................................................. 7 Missed Class Time ....................................................................................................................................... 8 Alcohol ........................................................................................................................................................... 8 Drug Use........................................................................................................................................................ 8 Tobacco Use ................................................................................................................................................. 9 Gambling ........................................................................................................................................................ 9 Hazing & Initiations................................................................................................................................... 10 Social Networking & Personal Websites ............................................................................................ 10 Travel ........................................................................................................................................................... 11 Sportsmanship ........................................................................................................................................... 11 Sports Medicine ................................................................................................................................................ 12 Sports Information ........................................................................................................................................... 14 Senior Womenâ€&#x;s Administrator ................................................................................................................... 15 Compliance ........................................................................................................................................................ 15 Faculty Athletics Representative .................................................................................................................. 15 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) ........................................................................................ 16 Fitness Center ................................................................................................................................................... 17 Home Venues.................................................................................................................................................... 17 Awards ................................................................................................................................................................ 18 Employment Opportunities ........................................................................................................................... 18 Notes .................................................................................................................................................................. 19

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STAFF DIRECTORY Administration Dean of Students Athletic Director Sports Information Director Certified Athletic Trainer Assistant For Special Projects Compliance Coordinator Assistant Athletic Trainer Faculty Athletics Representative Intramural Coordinator Coaching Staff Women‟s Volleyball Women‟s Tennis M&W Cross Country Women‟s Basketball Men‟s Basketball Women‟s Softball Men‟s Baseball Men‟s Tennis Men‟s Volleyball Women‟s Swimming Men‟s Soccer Dance Team (club) Step Team (club) Women‟s Soccer (club) Men‟s Wrestling (club) Men‟s Golf (club)

Dr. Susan Hudec Frank P. Carbone Anthony Macapugay Oscar J.W. Melendez Hope Barr Jennifer Pasquin Irislyn Abreu Sr. Elizabeth Calfapietra Joe Hoffman

shudec@sjcny.edu fcarbone@sjcbears.com amacapugay@sjcbears.com omelendez@sjcbears.com hbarr@sjcbears.com jpasquin@sjcbears.com iabreu@sjcbears.com ecalfapietra@sjcny.edu jhoffman@sjcbears.com

(718) 940-5854 (718) 940-5833 (718) 940-5834 (718) 940-5806 (718) 940-5835 (718) 940-5486 (718) 940-5806 (718) 940-5685 (347) 881-3610

Kathleen O’Neill Kristin Wulff Bala Huseinovic Andres Escalante Annamarie Ciorciari Joe Hoffman Theresa Mendez Frank P. Carbone Annamarie Ciorciari John Vogel Joseph Cocozello Lukasz Cygan Luke Klimaszewski Frank P. Carbone JoAnn Schmitt Carol Jeanne Kavanagh Scott Losche Jerry Sidman Jack Hans Andres Escalante Kristin Wulff Vincent Giglio Leonard DeVirgilio Jennifer Safi Vadim Chernyakhovsky Alex Ruiz Kelly Kenny Nicola O’Connor Linda Kalmanson Diana Pierre Vadim Chernyakhovsky Dewey Golkin Anthony Macapugay

koneill@sjcbears.com (347) 495-8592 kwulff@sjcbears.com bhuseinovic@sjcbears.com aescalante@sjcbears.com (502) 395-1703 aciorciari@sjcbears.com jhoffman@sjcbears.com (347) 881-3610 tmendez@sjcbears.com fcarbone@sjcbears.com (718) 940-5833 aciorciari@sjcbears.com jvogel@sjcbears.com jcocozello@sjcbears.com (718) 981-6087 lcygan@sjcbears.com lklimaszewski@sjcbears.com fcarbone@sjcbears.com (718) 940-5833 jschmitt@sjcbears.com ckavanagh@sjcbears.com slosche@sjcbears.com (917) 952-2531 jsidman@sjcbears.com jhans@sjcbears.com aescalante@sjcbears.com (502) 395-1703 kwulff@sjcbears.com (917) 838-5774 vgiglio@sjcbears.com ldevirgilio@sjcbears.com (917) 865-6833 jsafi@sjcbears.com vchernyakhovsky@sjcbears.com (718) 769-2607 aruiz@sjcbears.com kkenny@sjcbears.com noconnor@sjcbears.com (631) 774-7563 lkalmanson@sjcbears.com (347) 728-9047 dpierre@sjcbears.com (718) 791-7798 vchernyakhovsky@sjcbears.com (718) 760-2607 dgolkin@sjcny.edu (347) 721-2698 amacapugay@sjcbears.com (718) 940-5834

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LETTER FROM THE DEAN OF STUDENTS

Dear Student-Athlete, Welcome to the St. Joseph‟s College athletic community! I am delighted that you have to chosen to join us at the Brooklyn campus as both a student and an athlete. As a result, you will experience opportunities often missed by students who do not get involved in extracurricular activities outside the classroom. Please take advantage of everything that the College has to offer. Your success as a well-rounded and involved student will serve you and St. Joseph‟s well. As you know, St. Joseph‟s has established a tradition of excellence not only academically, but also recently within the realm of athletics on the Brooklyn campus. This reputation was built by hard work, sportsmanlike conduct and positive attitudes both in the classroom and during all athletic events. Now that you are a member of our growing athletic department, I am confident you will continue to advance our tradition with respect, dignity and integrity as you strive to fulfill your academic and athletic obligations. We at St. Joseph‟s want to help you succeed with your academic and athletic goals. Please remember to always ask for assistance when you need it. There are many offices at St. Joseph‟s specifically here to help students. If there is anything that I can assist you with during the course of your time here, please don‟t hesitate to stop by my office in the Student Life suite in Tuohy Hall. Again, welcome to the Bears and Lady Bears family! Good luck and best wishes for success both on and off the court in the coming year!!! Sincerely,

Dr. Susan Hudec, Ph.D. Dean of Students

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LETTER FROM THE ATHLETIC DIRECTOR WELCOME TO THE BEARS & LADY BEARS FAMILY !!! Dear Student-Athlete, On behalf of the entire athletic department, I would like to welcome you to the exciting world of intercollegiate athletics here at St. Joseph‟s College. SJC enjoys a rich tradition of athletic and academic success, and we are extremely pleased to have you join our growing “sports family”. This is truly a landmark era in the history of athletics here on the Brooklyn campus as we begin our first year as a full member of NCAA Division III. Our athletic department is committed to providing the very best athletic experiences and opportunities while competing at the NCAA Division III level. We encourage you to work hard and give your best efforts on the court, field, pool, or track and most importantly, in the classroom. St. Joseph‟s College - Brooklyn Campus holds distinct advantages and presents unique opportunities for the talented student-athlete. The Athletic Department recognizes that education is the top priority and works closely with the academic faculty to maintain this focus. The primary objective is to develop the studentathlete‟s talents and abilities not only in the arena of competition, but in the classroom as well. In this way, we strive to produce a well-rounded young adult who is ready to accept and handle the challenges and responsibilities that exist in whatever path they choose. By constantly striving to provide the best experiences and opportunities for the St. Joseph‟s College student-athlete, this multi-faceted approach has led to a tremendous amount of success in all of the sports offerings on the varsity and club level for both the Bears and Lady Bears. This Student-Athlete Handbook has been prepared as a guide for your participation in intercollegiate athletics at SJC. Whether you are a new or returning student, the handbook provides valuable information about the Athletic Department and the College. I encourage you to become familiar with its contents and pay particular attention to the student-athlete policies and guidelines. Feel free to contact your coach or one of the administrators if you have questions the handbook does not answer. I also encourage you to familiarize yourself with the St. Joseph‟s College Student Handbook. This can be found at http://bears.sjcny.edu/Athlete-Forms. This year, in addition to our current roster of 12 extremely successful varsity sports and 5 club sports, plans are in the works to continue to expand the number of sports offerings in 2011 and beyond. As you can see, there‟s something for everyone here at SJC. We encourage you to be a part of these terrific new activities ! I look forward to another exciting, successful and hopefully ground-breaking year of athletic competition and wish you all the best as part of the Bears and Lady Bears family ! Sincerely,

Frank P. Carbone Athletic Director

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ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT MISSION St. Joseph‟s College - Brooklyn Campus holds distinct advantages and presents unique opportunities for the talented student-athlete. The Athletic Department recognizes that education is the top priority and works closely with the academic faculty to maintain this focus. The primary objective is to develop the studentathlete‟s talents and abilities not only in the arena of competition, but in the classroom as well. In this way, we strive to produce a well-rounded young adult who is ready to accept and handle the challenges and responsibilities that exist in whatever path they choose. By constantly striving to provide the best experiences and opportunities for the St. Joseph‟s College student-athlete, this multi-faceted approach has led to a tremendous amount of success in all of the sports offerings on the varsity and club level for both the Lady Bears and Bears. St. Joseph‟s College is committed to providing all student-athletes an equal opportunity to learn and be successful in an environment that promotes academic excellence and athletic success. The Athletic Department promotes diversity by welcoming men and women of different ages, races, religious beliefs and cultural backgrounds to participate in all activities. St. Joseph‟s is committed to ensuring that our programs are an enduring source of pride to our student-athletes, staff, alumni and community while working in concert with other College Departments to maximize student-life, student recruitment and alumni cultivation. St. Joseph‟s College is a full member of NCAA Division III and we support the principles of fair play, sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and student-athlete well being as established in the NCAA Division III Philosophy Statement.

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DIVISION III PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT Colleges and universities in Division III place highest priority on the overall quality of the educational experience and on the successful completion of all students' academic programs. They seek to establish and maintain an environment in which a studentathlete's athletics activities are conducted as an integral part of the student-athlete's educational experience, and in which coaches play a significant role as educators. They also seek to establish and maintain an environment that values cultural diversity and gender equity among their student-athletes and athletics staff.

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POLICIES General Policy All athletes and team managers are expected to abide by the St. Joseph‟s College Student Code of Conduct and to represent the College in a mature and responsible fashion during all athletic activities and events, including traveling to and from all games and practices. Athletes and managers are expected to respect the coaching and administrative staff. Adherence to the St. Joseph‟s Code of Conduct includes, but is not limited to the policies listed below.

Student-Athlete Eligibility All student-athletes representing St. Joseph's College club and intercollegiate teams, are required to meet the same academic standards as non-athletes. For a student-athlete to be eligible for any College sponsored athletic competition, s/he must conform to the following specific requirements: 1. A student-athlete must be registered as a full-time student carrying a minimum of 12 credits per semester, which are applicable towards a degree. A student athlete shall become ineligible at the precise time he or she drops below the 12-credit minimum during any semester.* 2. A student-athlete must make normal progress toward a degree and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a GPA of 2.0 for the semester just completed. A student-athlete failing below 2.0 shall be declared ineligible on the last day of the final exam period, or when the registrar declares grades to be final. Student-athletes may regain eligibility by attending the winter intersession, or summer session.** A student-athlete who fails to maintain the academic standards outlined, may appeal for a probationary semester (first semester freshman are not eligible for a probationary semester). All appeals will be reviewed by the Athletic Eligibility Review Committee. *

NCAA Senior Exception ** Intersession or summer session grades will be combined with the most recently completed semester for the purpose of determining eligibility.

Additional N.C.A.A. requirements are listed in the Official N.C.A.A. Handbook.

Student-Athlete Academic Success Policy St. Joseph‟s College is committed to the academic success of all its students. The following policy has been developed to insure the academic success of the student-athletes:

C- (Progress) Reports All C- (Progress) Reports for Student-Athletes will be reviewed by the Committee on Academic and ExtraCurricular Review. The Committee will meet and make recommendations for each student on how to proceed in order to insure their academic success. Unexcused or excessive absences could result in suspension from participation in any athletic sports at any time during the semester or possibly longer if significant improvement or satisfactory grades are not achieved. Any Student-Athlete who receives two or more C(Progress) Reports for any reason will be mandated to report to the Director of Counseling and Career Development to devise a specific plan for Academic Success. The Student-Athlete will report to the Director on a weekly basis for the remainder of the semester. The individual‟s plan for Academic Success will include a prescribed number of visits to the Academic Center. Student-Athletes MAY NOT drop a course to avoid or negate a C- (Progress) Report. Student-Athletes are advised and encouraged to be pro-active in regard to their academic status. We want you to be aware that there are numerous resources within St. Joseph‟s College at your disposal if you are having difficulty in a course(s). Please visit the Office of Counseling and Career Development or the Academic Center immediately if you feel you need assistance. In addition, you are always encouraged to speak to your Professors regularly in regard to your academic status. We wish every Student-Athlete the best of luck and continued success in every aspect of your St. Joseph‟s College career. For more information: Office of Counseling & Academic Center Career Development: (718) 940-5851 (718) 940-5756 Tuohy Hall, Rm. 215 Library, Rm. 306

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Missed Class Time

Drug Use

Under no circumstances are student-athletes allowed to miss class for practice. It is the student-athletes‟ responsibility to give advance notice to your professor and leave as late as possible for any given trip or competition to avoid missing any class time.

The Athletic Department prohibits the use of any banned substance, either recreational or performance enhancing, by student-athletes, staff and volunteers associated with the athletic program. Student-athletes and managers may not be present in any location where others are using banned substances regardless if the student-athlete is participating or not. Each student-athlete will be required to sign and acknowledge that he or she understands the NCAA substance abuse policy. If the student-athlete refuses to sign this statement, he or she will be declared ineligible for competition.

NCAA Substance Abuse Policy The NCAA condemns the use of non-therapeutic drugs of any kind by any of its member institutions or affiliated organizations. In Division III, the NCAA reserves the right to drug test student-athletes competing in NCAA post-season championships. Any athlete who tests positive is subject to all NCAA sanctions. Specific drugs that are banned include (but not limited to):

Alcohol Regardless of age, no athlete or manager is allowed to have in their possession or consume alcoholic beverages during any St. Joseph’s College Athletics activity. These activities include practice, competition, team travel and overnight trips. Alcohol consumption by individuals under the age of 21 is illegal. Student-athletes and managers may not be present in bars or any other location where individuals under the age of 21 are consuming alcohol.

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Cocaine Heroin Marijuana Steroids Non-authorized prescription drugs

The NCAA has an extensive list of banned substances. The list includes illegal drugs as well as a number of common over-the-counter drugs. The banned list is available from the Certified Athletic Trainer, Oscar J.W. Melendez, or may be accessed on the NCAA Website at www.ncaa.org.

Student-athletes who fail to abide by these policies will be subject to penalties from the Athletic Department and further disciplinary action from the College, if deemed necessary. The Athletic Department strongly encourages all student-athletes to refrain from consumption of alcoholic beverages while involved in their traditional season of athletic competition. We ask for this commitment with the understanding that the positive effects of remaining alcohol-free not only improve athletic performance but also promote a healthy lifestyle for the student-athlete.

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Tobacco Use In accordance with NCAA Bylaws, the use of tobacco, including smokeless tobacco, by studentathletes, or team or game personnel (coaches, athletic trainers, managers, and game officials), is prohibited in all sports during practice and competition. A student-athlete who uses tobacco products during a practice or competition shall be disqualified for the remainder of that practice or competition. In addition to the NCAA bylaw, athletes and managers are not permitted to use tobacco while traveling with the team to and from any game or practice or while participating in a specific teamrelated activity. For the purposes of this policy, tobacco is defined to include any lighted or unlighted cigarette, cigar, pipe, and any other smoking product, and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip chew, and snuff, in any form. Tobacco use includes smoking, chewing, dipping, and any other use of tobacco products.

Gambling All student-athletes and staff members of the Athletic Department are bound by NCAA Bylaw 10.3 regarding gambling activities. NCAA Bylaw 10.3 states: Staff members of a member conference, staff members of the athletic department of a member institution, and student-athletes shall not knowingly: 1. Provide information to individuals involved in organized gambling activities concerning intercollegiate athletic competitions. 2. Solicit a bet on any intercollegiate teams 3. Accept a bet on any team representing the institution. 4. Solicit or accept a bet on any intercollegiate competition for any item (e.g. cash, shirt, dinner) that has tangible value. 5. Participate in any gambling activity that involves intercollegiate athletics or professional athletics through a bookmaker, parlay card, or any other method employed by organized gambling. If you find you are in violation of this policy, you must report it to the Athletic Department immediately. The case will be reviewed by the Athletic Department and a penalty determined based on the severity of the infraction. For more information, please visit the NCAA website dedicated to Sports Wagering, www.DontBetOnIt.org

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Social Networking & Personal Websites Internet sites such as (but not limited to) Facebook, MySpace and Twitter provide individuals with an opportunity to connect with friends and interact with a wide universe of people. As a student-athlete, you need to be aware of the dangers of using these websites that allow you to post profiles, photographs, and other personal information. You should use good judgment and caution if you choose to use these websites. It is critical that you understand what is posted on these websites is public information. College, civil, and legal authorities access these websites and may use information obtained to initiate disciplinary actions. Potential employers are also searching these websites to gain insight into prospective employees. While the Athletic Department does not prohibit student-athlete involvement on internet based social networking sites, you have the responsibility to present yourself in a way that is positive to St. Joseph‟s College and your personal character. Please use discretion when posting personal information, comments and photos on these websites to ensure that they present you in a way you wish to be portrayed.

Hazing & Initiations The Athletic Department strictly prohibits acts of hazing. This position is supported by the St. Joseph‟s College Student Code of Conduct and the New York State Penal Code. These acts are defined as any behavior that is physically, emotionally or psychologically abusive to an individual or selected group of individuals for the purpose of gaining entrance or acceptance into an established group. No student-athlete or manager shall act in a manner or create a situation which intentionally or recklessly endangers the mental or physical health of another, or involves the forced consumption of liquor or drugs for the purpose of initiation into or affiliation with any organization.

Keep in mind that you are responsible for pictures that you pose in and are responsible for inappropriate pictures that appear on these sites, even if they don‟t appear on your own personal page. If requested, student-athletes must accept requests from Athletic Department Staff to be added as “friends.” Should any material posted to these sites be deemed inappropriate by the Athletic Department, student-athletes may be subject to disciplinary action.

Student-athletes involved in hazing activities will be subject to severe penalties from the College and Athletic Department. These penalties range from college probation and suspension from athletic contests to expulsion from the team and/or the college. In addition, individuals may be subject to any applicable penalties under the New York State criminal and civil law.

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Sportsmanship All St. Joseph‟s College student-athletes are expected to represent their team, the Athletic Department, and College in a manner that reflects positively on St. Joseph's College and their student-athletes. One must conduct him or herself in a respectful manner during competition at all times. The opponent and officials should always be treated with the utmost of respect. Your behavior as a student-athlete reflects directly on yourself, your team, the Athletic Department, and the College.

Travel Travel to local contests and regional/out of state competitions are a significant part of the studentathlete experience. The Athletic Department strives to provide many opportunities for all teams by providing adequate funding, comfortable buses, and lodging while avoiding significant missed class time. All student-athletes are expected to travel with their team to and from all athletic contests. Any exceptions to this policy require a waiver signed by the parent and approved by the athletic director and the team‟s head coach.

St. Joseph‟s College students and spectators are expected to abide by the following guidelines when attending SJC athletic events (both home and away). In addition, student-athletes are urged to remind their families, friends, and others who attend SJC athletic events of the following rules and regulations: 1. Cheer for your team in a positive manner and not against your opponents. 2. Do not use abusive remarks, obscene gestures, or profane language towards officials, participants or spectators. 3. All signs and banners should be of a positive nature. 4. Spectators (including parents) are not allowed in the playing area at any time during a scheduled contest. 5. Display good sportsmanship at all times.

Student-athletes are expected to dress appropriately on team trips and proper behavior and conduct is expected at all times.

Overnight trips All student-athletes‟ hotel rooms and travel bags are subject to inspection at any time by a member of the coaching staff if they feel it is warranted. Hotel room damage will not be tolerated and offending parties will be responsible for the cost of damages and face further disciplinary action. The consumption or possession of alcohol or banned substances during any road trip is prohibited. Please see the related policies earlier in this handbook for further detail.

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SPORTS MEDICINE Oscar J.W. Melendez, MPA, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer, omelendez@sjcbears.com, work: (718) 940-5806, cell: (386) 852-0631, fax: (718) 940-5305 Irislyn Abreu, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer, iabreu@sjcbears.com, work: (718) 940-5806, cell: (516) 983-4200

General Team Physician

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Physicians

Dr. Andras Fenyves Prominis Medical Services Clinton Hill Office 332 Dekalb Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11205 http://www.prominis.com

Dr. William Urban & Dr. Justin Classie SUNY Downstate Medical Center University Orthopaedic Associates 450 Clarkson Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11203 http://www.downstate.edu/orthopaedics/division_sports.html

Mission Statement The primary goal of the sports medicine staff at St. Joseph‟s College is to provide the highest quality protection of the health and welfare of our student-athlete population. This is accomplished first through the recognition, evaluation, first aid, emergency care, management and rehabilitation of injuries. In addition, the sports medicine staff strives to ensure that our student-athletes will be provided with the proper direction and counseling in all areas of physical and mental well being.

Athletic Training Room Hours The athletic training room will be open Monday - Friday, from 11:00- 6:00 p.m. The training room is located in Burns Hall, Lower Level 1, beneath the Red Room (take Stair D). If any student-athlete has an academic schedule conflict with these hours, s/he can make arrangements to meet at alternate times with the Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). The training room hours may vary slightly to accommodate game and practice schedules.

Athletic Training Room Rules and Procedures  You must sign in prior to receiving treatment.  Student-athletes must dress appropriately in training room (T-shirt and shorts) to allow access to receive treatment on the injured area.  All treatments are to be prescribed and monitored by a Certified Athletic Trainer.  Student-Athletes requiring any treatment for injuries should make a concerted effort to be in the training room one hour prior to practice and two hours prior to a contest.  Student-athletes are not permitted to use phones for personal use. The use of staff desks and computers in the training room is prohibited at all times.  Food and drinks other than water are not permitted in training room.  Loitering is prohibited in the training room. Those not receiving treatment will be asked to leave.  Do not use or touch any of the therapeutic equipment unless instructed to do so by an ATC.  Any student-athlete told to come in to receive treatment, and fail to show up, may result in not being cleared to participate in practice or contest. Their coach will be notified.

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Pre-Participation Physical Exam All student-athletes are required to complete a pre-participation physical exam This initial evaluation includes a comprehensive health history, sickle cell trait screen, immunization history as defined by current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and a relevant physical exam, with strong emphasis on the cardiovascular, neurologic and musculoskeletal evaluation. The exam must take place within six months before the first physical activity, tryout, or practice. Please be advised that the student-athlete will not be allowed to participate in any team-related tryout, practice or competition without submitting their completed medical forms along with primary insurance information to a Certified Athletic Trainer. These medical forms are available on-line and can be completed by the student-athlete‟s primary care physician.

Sickle Cell Trait Screening All St. Joseph’s College student-athletes are required to provide documentation verifying his/her Sickle Cell Trait status. As of June 2009, the NCAA stated that “athletics departments confirm Sickle Cell Trait status in all student-athletes, if it is not already known, during their required medical examinations.” Documentation can be in the form of lab results and/or a note from their primary care physician (PCP) attesting to the results of a Hemoglobin Solubility test or Hemoglobin Electrophoresis test on his/her letterhead, dated with an original signature. If the student-athlete declines Sickle Cell Trait Testing, s/he shall sign a written release. Sickle Cell Trait will not exclude an athlete from participation in intercollegiate athletics at St. Joseph‟s College.

Concussion Baseline Assessment An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur from participation in sports- and recreation-related activities every year. As of April 2010, the NCAA requires St. Joseph's College to have a Concussion Management Plan. This plan outlines the guidelines for a concussion baseline assessment. The baseline assessment will be recorded for each student-athlete before the first practice in the sports of baseball, basketball, soccer, softball & wrestling. A Certified Athletic Trainer will perform this assessment after the pre-participation exam is completed and the student-athlete is medically cleared. The baseline assessment consists of a symptoms checklist, standardized cognitive and balance assessment (SCAT II & BESS) supplemented with a computerized neuropsychological test (ImPACT).

Reporting Injuries Any injury that is suffered during participation in varsity athletics at St. Joseph‟s College should be reported to the athletic training staff immediately. The staff will then assess the condition and make appropriate referrals when necessary. An injury that is not reported in a timely fashion may not be eligible for coverage by the Athletic Department‟s secondary insurance. Any student-athlete that suffers an injury and needs to see a medical doctor will be sent to our team physician and must be cleared by our team physician or certified athletic trainer to return back to the field of play.

Reporting Medications & Dietary Supplements All Athletes must complete the Medication Declaration form providing current information on all prescribed, over-the-counter drugs, and dietary supplements taken. The NCAA & St. Joseph‟s College condemns the use of non-therapeutic drugs. Impure supplements may lead to a positive NCAA drug test. The use of supplements is at the student-athlete‟s own risk. It is the athlete‟s responsibility to contact an ATC before using any substance. www.sjcbears.com

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SPORTS INFORMATION Anthony Macapugay, Sports Information Director amacapugay@sjcbears.com, (718) 940-5834 The St. Joseph's College Sports Information Department handles promoting the Brooklyn Campus' 12 men's and women's intercollegiate varsity teams, four club teams and the coaches and student-athletes who participate on those teams. The department is responsible for all athletic department publications, maintaining the Athletic Department web site, statistical and historical record-keeping for all sports, media relations pertaining to athletics, and other promotional activities surrounding the Athletic Department.

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Compile team rosters and team information. Serve as statistician for home contests Report statistics to the NCAA, AD3I, USCAA, HVMAC, HVWAC on a weekly basis. Nominate athletes to various affiliations for award consideration Promotion of upcoming athletic events around campus Write press releases and game recaps for publication on athletics website and distribution via local media. Photograph game action for use on website and Athletics and College publications. Utilize technology to further promote the Athletic program: webcasts, slideshows, etc.

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St. Joseph‟s College - Brooklyn Athletics National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Hudson Valley Men‟s Athletic Conference (HVMAC) Hudson Valley Men‟s Athletic Conference (HVWAC) D3 Sports

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SENIOR WOMEN’S ADMINISTRATOR Hope Barr, Assistant for Special Projects, hbarr@sjcbears.com, (718) 940-5835 As the highest ranking female involved in the management of St. Joseph‟s College‟s intercollegiate athletics program, the Senior Women‟s Administrator (SWA) role encompasses a variety of responsibilities, including, but not limited to providing necessary support services to all student-athletes, advising or referring to appropriate resources; coordinating and providing administrative support for coaches of all sports; represent St. Joseph‟s College at SWA meetings of the NCAA.

COMPLIANCE Jennifer Pasquin, Compliance Coordinator, jpasquin@sjcbears.com, (718) 940-5486 To ensure that the St. Joseph‟s College athletic program operates in accordance with the rules and regulations set forth by the NCAA, the USCAA and the Hudson Valley Men‟s & Women‟s Athletic Conferences, the compliance officer is committed to educating every staff member and student-athlete within SJC athletics of the rules and regulations provided by the NCAA, in an effort to prevent even the minor infractions. The Compliance Coordinator monitors the recruiting process; determines eligibility of athletes; monitors academic performance to ensure continued eligibility; updates and revises the student-athlete compliance manual; and prepares and submits all NCAA paperwork. In the case of a by-law violation, the compliance office will aim to identify, evaluate, and report the violation to the NCAA and other affiliations.

FACULTY ATHLETICS REPRESENTATIVE Sr. Elizabeth Calfapietra, ecalfapietra@sjcny.edu, (718) 940-5685 The Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) is a member of the faculty at an NCAA member institution who has been designated to serve as a liaison between the institution and the athletics department, and also as a representative of the institution in conference and NCAA affairs. The FAR ensures that the institution has in place effective mechanisms for evaluating whether student-athletes have met all of the academic eligibility requirements for practice, financial aid and intercollegiate competition established by the NCAA, the conference and the institution. The FAR promotes a balance between academics, athletics and the social lives of student-athletes, which affords them opportunities to enjoy the full range of collegiate experiences available to all students generally.

INTRAMURALS Joe Hoffmann, Intramurals Coordinator, jhoffmann@sjcbears.com, (347) 881-3610 Intramural activities offer you a healthy way to relieve pressure from studying, working, and your other daily responsibilities. It‟s also a great way to get to meet and socialize with other students. Anyone and everyone of all skill levels can participate. Projected Events: Wiffleball Tournament, Ultimate Frisbee, 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, Bowling Night Out, Flag Football, Dodgeball, Ping Pong Tournament

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STUDENT-ATHLETE ADVISORY COMMITTEE (SAAC) What is SAAC? The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a committee made up of student-athletes assembled to provide insight on the student-athlete experience. The SAAC also offers input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect the student-athletes' lives at St. Joseph‟s College. The St. Joseph‟s College SAAC provides a voice for the student-athletes within the SJC community, represents the interest of student-athletes to the administration, undertakes projects that benefit all members of the community, and fosters a positive student-athlete image.

Functions of SAAC       

Promote communication between athletics, administration, students, and faculty Broadcast information regarding relevant topics in the realm of athletics Provide feedback and insight into athletics and academic issues Generate student-athlete voice within the athletics program involving all teams Organize community service projects Create a vehicle for student-athlete representation for campus committees Promote a positive student-athlete image on campus

2011-2012 Executive Board  President: Joanna Marciniec ‟12  Vice President: Caitlyn Kakavas ‟12  Secretary: Teresa Mangan ‟13  Treasurer: Joe Mendez ‟14  Parliamentarian: Kristin Binckes ‟12  Public Relations: Kelly McNamee ‟14  SGA Liason: Matthew Walsh „ 12

Women‟s Basketball & Cross Country Women‟s Softball, Basketball & Cross Country Women‟s Basketball & Cross Country Men‟s Cross Country & Basketball Women‟s Basketball Women‟s Basketball & Cross Country Men‟s Tennis, Soccer & Volleyball

Past SAAC Sponsored Events   

“Bearing A Cure” fundraisers o “Think Pink” games for breast cancer awareness and benefitting the Susan G. Komen Foundation o “Bears that Care” teddy bear sale for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House Community Service Project at Get to the ‘Point! 5K Run Fall Mayhem, Mid-Day Madness, Spring Fever events

How to Get Involved All eligible current student-athletes are strongly encouraged to join SAAC to improve the student-athlete experience and to make a difference within the community. We need representatives from every varsity and club team. Please contact any executive board member to join.

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FITNESS CENTER All campus athletic facilities and fitness center are available for all St. Joseph‟s College students‟ convenience and enjoyment. For additional information or for the facility use schedule please consult with the Athletic Department. Equipment is available on a sign-out basis in the Fitness Center. Only Students, Staff, Faculty and Administrators with a Valid SJC ID are able to use the Fitness Center. All equipment must be returned when finished with the activity. The Fitness Center is located in Tuohy Hall, Lower Level 1. The phone number to the fitness center is (718) 940-5864.

Equipment Available in the Fitness Center:  2 Treadmills  4 Ellipticals  1 Stairmaster  1 Rowing Machine  4 Cycling Machines (including standard, recumbent, spinner)

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Full Array of Cybex Strength Equipment (in addition to free weights and dumbells) Assorted Athletic Equipment (basketballs, volleyballs, footballs, ping-pong balls and paddles, etc.) are available

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

HOME VENUES The following locations will serve as the venues for home contests in the following sports:

Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming

Soccer

Brooklyn Technical High School Corner of DeKalb Ave. & S. Elliott Pl. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Brooklyn Technical High School Field Clermont Ave. between Fulton St. & Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11217

Softball

Baseball

Tennis

Pavadan-Preller Fields 236-02 Hillside Ave. Bellerose, NY 11426

MCU Park 1904 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224

U.S. National Tennis Center Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Flushing, NY 11368

While St. Joseph‟s does not have any facilities on campus, comprehensive emergency action place are in place, along with automated external defibrillator (AED) units at all game-day facilities. Additionally, at least one member of each coaching staff is certified in CPR, AED and First Aid. www.sjcbears.com

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AWARDS The Athletic Department will present a participation award to each student-athlete at the Annual Awards Banquet at the end of the school year. Additionally, the coaching staffs of each team will present special awards in various categories of their choosing (most improved, most valuable, hustle award, etc.). Student-athletes who receive special awards for national, local, and conference recognition (All-American, Academic-All American, etc) will also be recognized at the Awards Banquet.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES The Athletic Department relies heavily on student workers to fill a number of positions within the department. Any student that is eligible for a Federal Work Study Grant and is interested in working for the department should contact Senior Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director, Hope Barr (hbarr@sjcbears.com). Positions available include:  

Fitness Center Attendants Home Game Event Staff o Scoreboard & Shot Clock Operators o Scorekeepers o Public Address Announcer o DJ / Music o Video Cameraperson o Setup Crew Intramural Assistants

The Sports Information Department also has opportunities for students who desire a more specialized or technical role. No prior experience necessary, training will be provided. Please contact Sports Information Director, Anthony Macapugay (amacapugay@sjcbears.com), if you are interested. Positions available include:    

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