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The 2011 Purple Knights

2011 Saint Michael’s Baseball Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 27 29 30 Mgr.

Player Pete Estes (C) Mike Cracchiola Collin Fishman Tyler Wild Ben Yodzio Tim McDonnell Jacob Begnoche Bryan Geary Andrew Kelley Steven Paula Ben Mitchell Matt Dunn Jason Moore Corey Livingston Jesse Sullivan Chris Hoey Alec Tice Mike McDonough Chad Estey Rob McCarty Michael Robinson Nick Nelson Nick Myers Patrick Lawler Chris Puliafico Andrew Duprat Patrick Kelly Austin Ziskie (C) Dan Riley

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

Pos. OF/P 2B P/IF MIF OF OF OF IF P IF C P C P/OF P P P/1B P C/1B P 1B OF P SS C P OF P C

Ht. 5-11 5-7 6-3 5-9 5-10 5-11 6-0 5-11 6-2 5-10 5-10 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-0 5-10 6-3 6-4 6-0 6-0 5-11 6-0 6-3 5-9 6-1 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-0

Wt. 160 170 170 170 190 165 200 180 190 175 190 190 170 180 145 190 195 200 180 210 165 170 180 180 240 165 165 215 185

B/T R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/L L/R R/R R/R L/R L/L R/R R/R L/L R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R

Hometown/High School (College) Bennington, Vt./Mount Anthony Union Oyster Bay, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial Bethesda, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel Quaker Hill, Conn./St. Bernard School Hingham, Mass./Hingham Durham, N.H./Oyster River Essex Jct., Vt./Essex (Univ. of Vermont) Milton, Vt./Milton (Skidmore) Lincoln, N.H./Lin-Wood Melrose, Mass./Boston College HS Pembroke, N.H./Pembroke Academy Needham, Mass./Needham Avon, Conn./Northwest Catholic Hartford, Conn./East Catholic Saugus, Mass./Pingree School Huntington, N.Y./Saint Anthony’s Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford East Hampton, Conn./East Hampton (Stetson) New Haven, Vt./Mount Abraham Union Canton, Mass./Canton Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield Warde Spofford, N.H./Keene Canton, Conn./The Master’s School Franklin, Mass./Franklin Sharon, Mass./Sharon Fairfax, Vt./Bellows Free Academy-Fairfax Mohegan Lake, N.Y./Walter Panas Chevy Chase, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase Dedham, Mass./Dedham

Head Coach: Paul Morgan (Williams ’07), Third Season Assistant Coaches: Ed Poland, Third Season; Josh Jacobs (Western New England ’07), Third Season Matt Rodovick (Springfield ’06), First Season; Tony Bonvechio (Saint Michael’s ’10), First Season Captains: Pete Estes, Austin Ziskie Athletic Trainers: Jim Murdock, Jessica Moore, Whitney Grennon

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Saint Michael’s Baseball Saint Michael’s General Information

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Location ..........................................................................Colchester, Vt. Founded ............................................................................................1904 Enrollment ......................................................................................1,900 President ........................................................................Jack Neuhauser Alma Mater ......................................................................Manhattan ’64 Athletic Director ..........................................Geri Knortz Ed.D. M’05 Alma Mater ............................................................SUNY-Cortland ’74 Affiliations ..................................................NCAA Division II/ECAC Conference..................Independent (Northeast-10 starting in 2012) Nickname ........................................................................Purple Knights School Colors ..............................................................Purple and Gold

2011 Roster ................................................................inside front cover General Information ..............................................................................1 The Coaching Staff ................................................................................2 Season Outlook ......................................................................................3 Meet The Purple Knights ................................................................4-15 2011 Spring Break ................................................................................15 2010 Year In Review ............................................................................16 2010 Statistics & Results......................................................................17 All-Time Records ..................................................................................18 Year-by-Year Records ..........................................................................19 SMC Baseball Through The Years ..............................................20-21 This Is Saint Michael’s College ..........................................................22 President Jack Neuhauser ....................................................................23 Athletic Administration..................................................................24-26 Facilities........................................................................inside back cover 2011 Schedule ........................................................................back cover

Baseball Head Coach ..............................................Paul Morgan (Williams ’07) Career Record (yrs.) ..............................................................21-46-1 (2) Record at Saint Michael’s................................................................same Office Phone......................................................................802.654.2977 E-mail Address....................................................pmorgan@smcvt.edu Assistant Coach ............................................Ed Poland, Third season E-mail Address ................................................................epoland@smcvt.edu Assistant Coach ........................Josh Jacobs (WNEC ’07), Third season 2010 Record ..................................................................................6-27-1 Home Field ................................................................Doc Jacobs Field Letterwinners Returning/Lost ......................................................19/7 All-time Record ..............................................568-828-8 (.407 win %)

Sports Information Sports Information Director ..........................................Seth Cole ’01 Office Phone......................................................................802.654.2537 Office Fax ..........................................................................802.654.2497 E-mail ........................................................................scole2@smcvt.edu Sports Information Intern ....................................Tony Bonvechio ’10 Office Phone......................................................................802.654.2929 E-mail ..............................................................abonvechio@smcvt.edu Web site..................................................http://www.smcathletics.com Mailing Address................................................................SMC Box 258 ..................................................Tarrant Center, Colchester, Vt., 05439

Finding Out More About Saint Michael’s College Check Out Our Web Site! Fans can access a wide array of information on the official site for Purple Knights athletics, including up-to-date news, rosters, schedules, photos and team stats. For the most complete information on all 21 Saint Michael’s sports, log onto http://www.smcathletics.com. Call The Saint Michael’s College Athletic Hotline - The sports information office manages a 24-hour sports hotline with game scores and recaps. The service is updated as soon as possible following contests, usually within one hour of completion. The Hotline can be accessed by dialing 802.654.2SMC. Visit The Northeast-10 Web Site - The Northeast-10 Conference produces one of the top conference Web sites in the country and offers comprehensive information on all 23 league sports. To learn more about Saint Michael’s and its NE-10 opponents, log onto http://www.northeast10.org.

Support Staff NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative ................Dr. Dave Landers Senior Associate Athletic Director ............................Zaf Bludevich Associate Athletic Director .............................Chris Kenny ’86 M’98 Head Athletic Trainer ......................................................Jim Murdock Athletic Trainer ................................................................Jessica Moore Administrative Assistant ......................................................Stacey Peet Office Coordinator ..........................................................Mary Moreau Equipment Manager............................................................Jon Milazzo Athletic Facilities Director ..................................Meggan Dulude ’07 Athletic Department Phone ............................................802.654.2500

The 2011 Saint Michael’s College baseball media guide was written, edited and designed by Sports Information Intern Tony Bonvechio ’10. Photography by Shane Bufano, Seth Cole and David Duprat. For further information, contact the Saint Michael’s Sports Information Office at 802.654.2537 or abonvechio@smcvt.edu. On the cover: (Clockwise from top left) Senior Ben Yodzio, junior captain Austin Ziskie, senior Mike McDonough and senior captain Pete Estes On the back cover: Ziskie (middle) and Estes (right) congratulate Matt Beaulieu ’10 (left) after scoring a run.

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Directions to Saint Michael’s College (Doc Jacobs Field) From the Boston area: Take I-93 North to junction with I-89 in Concord, N.H. Follow I-89 North to Exit 15 in Vermont (Essex, Winooski). From Springfield, Mass./Hartford, Conn.: Take I-91 North to junction with I-89 in White River Jct. Follow I-89 North to Exit 15. From New York City/New Jersey: Take I-87 North to Exit 20 (Whitehall/Ft. Ann). Follow Rt. 149 to Ft. Ann and then follow Rt. 4 North to 22A. Take 22A North to Rt. 7. Follow Rt. 7 North to I-189 and head North onto I-89 for approximately three miles to Exit 15. From Montreal and points north: Take I-89 South to Exit 16 (Colchester). Take right onto Rt. 7 South and then left onto Rt. 15 East in center of Winooski. From Littleton, N.H., and Maine: Take Rt. 2 to Montpelier to I-89 North to Exit 15. From I-89: Bear right off the exit ramp onto Rt. 15 East for approximately 1/2 mile. Drive through two sets of lights, and enter Saint Michael’s College’s main entrance at the third light (at the jughandle). Drive straight through the stop sign, and Doc Jacobs Field is on the right, past the tennis courts.

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The Coaching Staff Paul Morgan Head Coach Paul Morgan, an Essex Junction native and former standout shortstop at Williams College, enters his third season as Head Coach of the Saint Michael's College varsity baseball program in 2011. Morgan, who was named the 19th head coach in the program's 98-year history on August 11, 2008, is only the third head coach since the program was reinstituted as a varsity sport in 1990. He led the Purple Knights to a 15-19 season in his first year in 2009, the most wins by a first-year head coach in program history, and just two wins shy of tying the program record. Only one coach in program history has won more games in his first two seasons (21) than Morgan. "We are excited to have Paul join the Saint Michael's community as head baseball coach," said Director of Athletics Geri Knortz. "His experiences as a student-athlete and coach, plus his local connections, make him a very good fit for this opportunity." Morgan, who completed his tenure as an assistant coach with the Vermont Mountaineers of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in August of 2008, spent the 2007-08 academic year as a mathematics teacher at The Salisbury (Conn.) School. While at Salisbury, Morgan served as the prep school's assistant baseball coach, helping the Crimson Knights compile a perfect 20-0 season in the spring of 2008. He also helped mentor Salisbury great Anthony Hewitt, a first-round draft choice by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2008 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Morgan had a stellar four-year career as the starting shortstop at Williams College. As a senior captain, Morgan led the Ephs to the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) West and NESCAC Tournament titles, and to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in six seasons. He was twice named All-NESCAC and All-New England by the New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association, and was selected to the NCAA Division III New England Regional All-Tournament Team as a senior. Over his career, Morgan batted .361 with 208 hits, 129 runs batted in, and 119 runs scored. For three summers as an undergraduate, Morgan played in the NECBL with the North Adams SteepleCats, and one summer in the prestigious Cape Cod League. He also served as an assistant coach for the Essex American Legion baseball team in 2008, the Knights of Columbus-South Burlington squad in 2009, and the Colchester Cannons program in 2010.

Tony Bonvechio Strength & Conditioning Coach Tony Bonvechio '10, a standout baseball player at Saint Michael's College, was named the College's sports information intern for the 2010-11 school year, it was announced on June 21. Bonvechio will serve as the baseball team's strength and conditioning coach, while also working with the hitters and catchers. He will design and implement the squad's lifting, speed and conditioning programs. Bonvechio graduated from Saint Michael's in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and mass communications, compiling a cumulative 3.2 Grade Point Average. While at Saint Michael's, Bonvechio was a two-year member of the Purple Knights' baseball team. In 2010, Bonvechio emerged as the squad's top offensive threat, as he led the Purple Knights with three home runs and a .472 slugging percentage, and was second on the team with 20 runs batted in and eight doubles. He also played errorless baseball while serving as the team's primary catcher, handling all 131 chances flawlessly. Bonvechio also was a member of the Southern New Hampshire University baseball team before transferring to Saint Michael's prior to his junior year, and was named a Northeast-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll Bronze Scholar in 2006-07, signifying academic excellence. Bonvechio is working toward obtaining his National Strength and Conditioning Association certification as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and resides in Colchester, Vt.

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Ed Poland Assistant Coach Ed Poland returns with Coach Morgan for his third year as an assistant coach with the Saint Michael's College baseball program in 2011. He helped the Purple Knights compile a 15-19 record in his first year with the program in 2009, and has helped Saint Michael's earn 21 victories in his first two seasons with the program. Poland has been involved with coaching for more than 20 years in several capacities. Most recently, he spent five years as the head coach of the Essex (Vt.) High School junior varsity baseball team, including an undefeated season in 2008. He also served 12 years as the head coach of the Essex Junction Little League program, and has also served as a head and assistant football coach at various levels. His overall record as a head coach stands at 209-54 (a .795 winning percentage). As an athlete, Poland was a four-year standout third baseman at Essex High School, and played eight years of semi-professional baseball for the Burlington Expos. Poland, who has spent the last nine years working in the College's physical plant department, has been a member of the Vermont Baseball Coaches' Association for the last 25 years. He also has been a member of the World Baseball Coaches' Association, and has served on the Board of Directors for the Essex Junction Little League. He currently is enrolled in the Johnson State College External Degree Program, completing his degree in education, and resides in Essex Junction.

Josh Jacobs Hitting Coach

Josh Jacobs, a high school teammate of head coach Paul Morgan and four-year collegiate standout, returns with Morgan for his third year as an assistant baseball coach with Saint Michael's in 2011. He helped lead the Purple Knights to a 15-19 season in his first year with the program in 2009, and the program has won 21 games since Jacobs has been involved. Jacobs enjoyed much success as a third baseman at Western New England College in Springfield, Mass., where he graduated in 2007. While at WNEC, Jacobs and the Golden Bears won three Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) championships and made three NCAA Division III Tournaments. The squad also had a winning season in each of his four years, including three straight 30-win seasons, and a program-record 35 wins as a junior in 2006. WNEC went 127-46 during Jacobs' fouryear career. A native of Essex Junction, Vt., Jacobs was a high school teammate of Morgan's at Essex High School, where he graduated in 2003.

Matt Rodovick Pitching Coach

Matt Rodovick, a standout collegiate pitcher, joins the Saint Michael's College baseball staff for his first year as a pitching coach in 2010-11. Rodovick starred at Drury High School in North Adams, Mass. While at Drury, Rodovick won two Western Massachusetts championships, threw two no-hitters, and set his school's record for best earned run average in a career. He was also named the Division II State Most Valuable Player as a junior in 2000. Rodovick then played two years at the University of Massachusetts Amherst before transferring to Springfield College, where he graduated in 2006. While in college, he played summer baseball with Coach Morgan for the North Adams Steeplecats of the prestigious New England Collegiate Baseball League (NECBL). His coaching career began after graduation, as Rodovick served two years as the pitching coach at his high school alma mater. Rodovick, who resides in Burlington, currently works at the Howard Center.

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Season Outlook Saint Michael's baseball enters the 2011 season looking to not in relief. Freshman Corey Livingston provides another lefty bounce back from a tough six-win season, and is two years removed wing and may be a set-up option between starters and McCarty. from a run that felt just short of the program record for wins. The Purple Knights recently received exciting news that they will rejoin Infield the Northeast-10 Conference in 2012 after over a decade of indeTime in the infield will be largely up for grabs this season, but pendent competition. Third year head coach Paul Morgan will look juniors Chad Estey and Patrick Lawler should be mainstays. Estey to guide Saint Michael's to at least 17 victories in 2011 to set the pro- will find himself in the middle of the order and be a permanent fixgram record for wins in a season, and will have to get through seven ture either at first base or behind the plate. Lawler should find at NE-10 opponents on the way. home on the left side of the infield and is a key component at the Pitching top of the batting order. The Purple Knights graduated nearly half of its starting rotaSenior captain Pete Estes will make the move from the outfield tion from 2010, and will look to a mix of old and new to faces on to the middle infield this season, and will use his blazing speed and the mound this season. Junior captain Austin Ziskie will play the contact ability to jumpstart the bottom of the order. Junior Mike role of staff ace again in 2011. Ziskie, who led the team in innings Cracchiola was second on the team with 46 assists, fielded 11 doupitched (45.1) and strikeouts (39), had a tough-luck 0-7 record last ble play balls last season, and will compete for time at second base. season while often Also up the middle, starting against the junior Bryan Geary team's toughest will follow Estes in opponents. But with from the outfield an improved offenand platoon in the sive and defensive infield, as freshman supporting cast, Tyler Wild has soft Ziskie should carry hands that will give the bulk of the him a chance to innings again this break in at shortyear with the team's stop. best fastball and a At first base, warrior's mindset. junior Mike Sophomore Robinson is perAndrew Kelley haps the top choice comes off a strong defensively, and will debut season where compete with Tice he tied with Ziskie to back up Estey with a team-leading when he catches. At seven starts, and is third base, Fishman the team's deadliest will look to get his lefty thrower. bat in the lineup Kelley's natural when not on the movement and mound, and sophoimproved velocity more Steven Paula will make him an can man the hot important part of a corner as well. one-two punch The Purple paired with Ziskie. Knights are deepest F r e s h m e n Junior Austin Ziskie (left) and sophomore Rob McCarty (right) will be the leaders of the pitch- behind the plate, Nick Myers and and junior Ben ing staff in 2011. They combined to throw 74.1 innings and strike out 58 batters last season. Alec Tice should Mitchell should anchor the second challenge Estey for half of the starting rotation, accompanied by sophomore Collin the everyday job with his outstanding defense. Freshmen Chris Fishman, who led all starters with a 5.40 earned run average last Puliafico and Jason Moore should see innings in support of Estey year. Fishman's lively fastball gives him potential to be a true power and Mitchell. Puliafico is a rugged backstop with gap-to-gap power, pitcher, and Myers made tremendous progress in velocity and com- and Moore wields an effortless left-handed swing with agility behind mand during preseason. Tice, blessed with a live lefty arm and a fear- the dish. less attitude, is a two-way player who could make big contributions Outfield on the mound and at bat. With two outfielders moving to the infield, junior Tim The bullpen will build on the success of last year's workhorse, McDonnell will be the veteran outfielder this season. McDonnell, sophomore Rob McCarty. As a freshman, McCarty set program who missed 10 games last year with a knee injury, should command records with 18 appearances and three saves, all while compiling a a corner outfield position and return to the leadoff spot with his 4.97 ERA and holding opponents to a .236 batting average. Senior speed and uncanny ability to draw walks. Senior Ben Yodzio has Mike McDonough, who was sidelined with an injury last year and potential to be the team's top hitter with his line-drive swing, and is two years removed from one of the most solid pitching seasons in looks to replicate his freshman year when he led the Purple Knights recent memory, provides experience to an otherwise-young bullpen in batting average. and will be a valuable stopper. Three newcomers will join the outfield ranks this year: junior Junior Jesse Sullivan enters his third season in the pen and transfer Jake Begnoche, and freshmen Nick Nelson and Patrick mixes speeds with ease, making him perhaps the team's best three- Kelly. Begnoche has explosive power at the plate and a rocket arm out option. Junior Matt Dunn led all long-relievers with 13 appear- from the outfield, and Nelson's pure athleticism should pen him in ances last season, junior Chris Hoey has an improved repertoire the lineup in centerfield and at the top of the order. Kelly's work and sophomore Andrew Duprat could serve as a spot-starter when ethic will get him well-earned innings as a reserve.

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Meet The Purple Knights 1 wPete Estes (C) Sr. w 2B/OF w 5-11 w 160 Bennington, Vt. As a junior: Appeared in 20 games, starting 14 in the outfield … made three relief appearances on the mound … second on team with six stolen bases … made just one error in 39 chances (.974 fielding percentage) … went 2-for-4 with a run scored in 8-4 win over Caldwell on Mar. 17 … went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored against Norwich on Apr. 14 … went 2-for-6, including the game-winning double in a 16-inning win over Lyndon on Apr. 15 … went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI in season finale against SUNY Plattsburgh on May 1. As a sophomore: Played in 16 games, including three starts ... had .700 slugging percentage, and .538 on-base percentage ... earned first collegiate start on mound, pitching five innings and fanning four to earn win in game two at Lyndon on Apr. 16 ... also had single and two RBIs in game one win at Lyndon ... had three straight one-inning scoreless outings: versus Scranton on Mar. 18, versus Clarkson on Apr. 13, and at Norwich on Apr. 15 ... went 2-for-3 with triple, two runs and two RBIs versus Saint Joseph (Vt.) on Apr. 28 ... didn’t make an error in 10 chances. As a freshman: Appeared in 21 contests ... on the mound, led team with 2.08 earned run average in eight relief appearances (8.2 innings pitched) ... in first college pitching appearance, retired all four batters faced for save versus Saint Lawrence on Mar. 17 ... pitched 1.1 innings of scoreless relief for first win versus Southern New Hampshire on Apr. 16 ... at the plate, had single and two runs in game two versus Lyndon on Apr. 7 ... struck out just three times in 21 at bats. High School: Played four years of baseball, basketball and soccer at Mount Anthony Union High School ... team won Marble Valley League titles in baseball and basketball ... garnered the Harmon Bove Memorial Award for the state of Vermont following his senior year ... the Boy's Athlete of the Year at Mount Anthony as a senior ... a National Honor's Society member ... earned the Saint Michael's Book Award Personal: Peter Colby Estes ... son of David and Judith Estes ... born December 10, 1988 ... majoring in journalism and mass communications.

Year 2010 2009 2008 Totals Year 2010 2009 2008 Totals

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Avg. .250 .500 .143 .253 ERA 5.68 6.00 2.08 4.67

Estes’ Career Stats GP-GS AB R H HR 20-14 52 7 13 0 16-3 10 4 5 0 21-4 21 5 3 0 57-21 83 16 21 0 W-L APP GS CG IP 0-0 3 0 0 6.1 1-0 5 1 0 12.0 1-0 8 0 0 8.2 2-0 16 1 0 27

RBI SB 5 6 4 0 2 0 11 6 BB SO 4 4 1 9 1 3 6 16

18 w Mike McDonough Sr. w P w 6-4 w 200 East Hampton, Conn. As a junior: Made one start against Saint Thomas (Mar. 16) before suffering season-ending injury. As a sophomore: Second on team amongst pitchers in games started and strikeouts, and third in innings pitched ... threw six-inning complete game, allowing just one earned run with season-high eight strikeouts, to earn win in game two versus Lyndon on Apr. 8 ... won next outing, allowing two earned runs in five innings in game two against Clarkson on Apr. 13 ... allowed just one earned run and five hits in six inning complete game in game two at Stonehill on Apr. 18 ... had five strikeouts on two occasions: in game two versus Lakeland on Mar. 20, and in season finale versus Plattsburgh on Apr. 29. As a freshman: Led team with 11 pitching appearances, three complete games, and 43.2 innings pitched ... second on team with 26 strikeouts ... first win came in relief at Middlebury on Apr. 10 ... pitched complete game in 9-4 win versus Stonehill on Apr. 22 ... had season-high six strikeouts in four innings of relief versus Nebraska-Omaha on Mar. 18 ... struck out four in 2.2 innings of scoreless relief versus Middlebury on Apr. 10. High School: Played four years of baseball, two years of basketball and one year of soccer at East Hampton High School ... was captain of baseball team as a senior ... earned Scholar-Athlete award. Personal: Michael Coleman McDonough ... son of Coleman and Carol McDonough ... born January 26, 1988 ... majoring in biochemistry..

Year 2010 2009 2008 Totals

ERA 54.00 5.36 10.51 8.52

McDonough’s Career Stats W-L APP GS CG IP 0-1 1 1 0 1.0 2-3 9 7 2 42.0 2-5 11 5 3 43.2 4-9 21 13 5 86.2

BB SO 2 0 21 30 19 26 42 56

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Meet The Purple Knights 5 w Ben Yodzio Sr. w OF w 5-10 w 190 Hingham, Mass. As a junior: Appeared in 29 games with 24 starts ... went 2-for-3 with a walk in game two against Assumption on Apr. 5 ... had four game hitting streak from Apr. 5-8 (6for-12) ... went 2-for-4 with an RBI in 9-5 win over Lyndon on Apr. 8 ... went 3-for-7 with a triple in 16inning win over Lyndon on Apr. 15. As a sophomore: Started half of the team’s 34 games (20 appearances in all) ... started eight games at third base, and nine as the designated hitter ... went 2-for-4 with triple, home run, three runs and three RBIs in win versus Saint Joseph (Vt.) on Apr. 28 ... in previous game versus Southern Vermont on Apr. 26, went 2-for-4 with double, two runs and three RBIs ... had seven-game hitting streak in games he played in from Mar. 21-Apr. 16 (7-for-20) ... scored three runs in game one versus UMPI on Apr. 11 As a freshman: Played in 31 games, including 21 starts ... won team’s Perry Bove Rookie of the Year Award ... led team with a .356 batting average ... second with seven doubles and 23 RBIs ... had pair of six-game hitting streaks (from Apr. 16-22, and from Apr. 25-30) ... went 3for-4 with four RBIs in win versus Vermont Tech on Apr. 8 ... went 4-for-7 with two runs and three RBIs in doubleheader at Saint Rose on Apr. 18 ... went 4-for-8 with RBI in doubleheader at Lyndon on Apr. 30 ... had nine walks and just two strikeouts in final 18 games of season (50 at bats) ... High School: Played baseball and soccer at Hingham High School ... baseball team's Offensive MVP as a senior, hitting .375 with 14 RBIs ... Personal: Benjamin John Yodzio ... son of Lance and Rose Yodzio ... born June 28, 1989 ... majoring in psychology ... father played soccer at Stonehill College, and cousin, Paul Barrett, played four years of baseball at Saint Michael's in the late 1990s.

Year 2010 2009 2008 Totals

Avg. .207 .271 .356 .274

Yodzio’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H 29-24 87 2 18 20-17 59 11 16 31-21 73 7 26 80-62 219 20 60

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HR 0 1 0 1

RBI SB 4 1 14 1 23 2 41 4

2 w Mike Cracchiola Jr. w 2B w 5-7 w 170 Oyster Bay, N.Y. As a sophomore: Appeared in 25 games with 21 starts ... second on team in assists (46) and double plays fielded (11) ... went 2-for-4 against Caldwell in team's first win of season on Mar. 17 ... ripped a double and triple in nightcap against Assumption on Apr. 5 ... doubled and scored a run in win over Lyndon on Apr. 8. As a freshman: Played in 15 games, including seven starts ... first appearance came versus Southwest Minnesota on Mar. 16, and first start was versus Illinois College on Mar. 17 ... first RBI was against Scranton on Mar. 18 ... first career hit was threerun double in game two win at Lyndon on Apr. 16 ... started both games of doubleheader versus Saint Lawrence on Apr. 19, and at Castleton on Apr. 25 ... went 4-for-4 with double, run and RBI in second game at Castleton ... went 8-for-14 with five runs in final four games he played from Apr. 25-28 ... had .972 fielding percentage (one error in 36 chances) ... High School: Played varsity baseball under head coach Chris Alpalla at Kellenberg Memorial High School ... received Sports Award as a senior ... made the honor roll all four years, and had perfect attendance throughout high school ... Personal: Michael Ignatius Cracchiola ... son of Phil and Tricia Cracchiola ... born August 15, 1990 ... majoring in biology.

Year 2010 2009 Totals

Avg. .109 .273 .165

Cracchiola’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H HR 25-21 64 4 7 0 15-7 33 5 9 0 40-28 97 9 16 0

RBI SB 2 0 6 0 8 0

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Meet The Purple Knights 12 w Matt Dunn Jr. w P w 6-0 w 190 Needham, Mass. As a sophomore: Second on team with 13 pitching appearances, all in relief ... threw an inning of perfect relief in collegiate debut against Saint Thomas on Mar. 16 ... picked up first career win against Lyndon State, throwing 1.2 innings of scoreless relief in game one of a double header on Apr. 8. High School: Played four years of baseball and two years of basketball at Needham High School ... was baseball team’s Unsung Player of the Year as a senior. Personal: Matthew Hammel Dunn ... son of Robert and Anne Dunn ... born April 12, 1990 ... has two younger sisters ... majoring in accounting.

Year 2010 Totals

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ERA 7.85 7.85

Dunn’s Career Stats W-L APP GS CG IP 1-1 13 0 0 18.1 1-1 13 0 0 18.1

BB SO 13 6 13 6

19 w Chad Estey Jr. w C/1B w 6-0 w 180 New Haven, Vt. As a sophomore: Started all 34 games, 25 at first base and nine behind the plate ... led team in RBIs (24), doubles (10), hit by pitch (9) and sacrifice flies (3) ... tied for first on team with six multiple-RBI games ... tied for second on team with 25 base hits ... third on team in batting average, slugging percentage and total bases ... hit .846 (11-for-13) with runners on third and less than two outs ... doubled and homered in game two against Skidmore on Apr. 10 ... went 3-for-6 in 16-inning win over Lyndon on Apr. 15 ... went 2-for-2 with 3 RBIs against Castleton on Apr. 20 ... went 2-for-4 with a double against Saint Lawrence on Apr. 24 ... ripped a three-run double and drove in four runs against Saint Rose on Apr. 26 ... ended season with four-game hitting streak (5-for-15). As a freshman: Started all but three games ... tied for team lead in home runs ... second in base hits and total bases (49), and tied for third with seven doubles ... had .485 slugging percentage and .426 on-base percentage ... had at least one hit in 16-of-19 games from Apr. 4-25 (25-of-58), raising average from .259 to .369 ... went 2-for-4 with double, home run, two runs and two RBIs in game one at Castleton on Apr. 25 ... went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs in game two at Lyndon on Apr. 16 ... went 3-for-8 with home run, three runs, and three RBIs in doubleheader sweep of UMaine-Presque Isle on Apr. 11 ... .991 fielding percentage (two errors in 222 chances) ... High School: Played four years of baseball and basketball at Mount Abraham Union High School ... won two Division II state titles in baseball (2006 and 2008), and was runner-up in 2007 ... won state title in basketball as a junior, and runner-up as a senior ... won American Legion state title in 2008 ... in baseball, was Second Team All-Metro as a senior ... Personal: Chadwick Thomas Estey ... son of Michael and Kimberly Estey ... born April 1, 1990 ... majoring in business administration ... father works at Saint Michael’s.

Year 2010 2009 Totals

Avg. .234 .356 .293

Estey’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H 34-34 107 12 25 32-31 101 18 36 66-65 208 30 61

HR 1 2 3

RBI SB 24 2 22 1 46 3

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Meet The Purple Knights 8 w Bryan Geary Jr. w IF w 5-11 w 180 Milton, Vt. As a sophomore: Appeared in 27 games, making 23 starts ... ripped a hit in first appearance as a Purple Knight against Saint Thomas on Mar. 16 ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI against Caldwell on Mar. 17 ... went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a walk against Norwich on Apr. 14. As a freshman: Attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. ... appeared in four games off the bench ... got first collegiate hit against Williams on Apr. 28, 2009. High School: Played three varsity sports (baseball, basketball and cross country) at Milton High School ... All-Metro Division selection in baseball all four years, and team MVP as a junior ... was Division II state runner-up in baseball as a freshman ... a National Honor Society member. Personal: Bryan Christopher Geary ... son of John and Tammy Geary ... born February 17, 1990 ... majoring in journalism and mass communications ... won American Legion state title with Colchester Cannons in 2009.

Geary’s Career Stats (Played 2009 season at Skidmore) Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H HR RBI SB 2010 .157 27-23 83 9 13 0 4 3 2009 .250 4-0 4 2 1 0 0 0 Totals .161 31-23 87 11 14 0 4 3

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16 w Chris Hoey Jr. w P w 5-10 w 190 Huntington, N.Y. As a sophomore: Made five relief appearances on the mound ... struck out four batters in three innings of work ... threw 1.1 scoreless innings of relief and struck out three against Southern New Hampshire on Mar. 20. As a freshman: Was not a member of the team. High School: Attended Saint Anthony’s High School, where he swam for four years ... a three-time All-League swimmer. Personal: Christopher Ryan Hoey ... son of Stephen and Michele Hoey ... born August 4, 1990 ... has two younger brothers ... majoring in business administration ... also a member of the SMC swimming team ... father played collegiate lacrosse, and uncle is former professional ice hockey great and Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine.

Year 2010 Totals

ERA 24.00 24.00

Hoey’s Career Stats W-L APP GS CG 0-0 5 0 0 0-0 5 0 0

IP 3.0 3.0

BB SO 9 4 9 4

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Meet The Purple Knights 24 w Patrick Lawler Jr. w SS w 5-9 w 180 Franklin, Mass. As a sophomore: Made 32 starts in 33 games ... tied for third on team with 21 base hits ... fourth on team with 13 walks ... went 2-for-4 in season opener against Caldwell on Mar. 14 ... went 2-for-4 in game two against Caldwell on Mar. 17 ... went 2-for-2 with a double against Nova Southeastern on Mar. 18 ... had four game hitting streak from Apr. 22-24 (6-for-12), including two-hit games against Norwich and Saint Lawrence. As a freshman: Played in all but one game ... third on team in base hits, and tied for third with seven doubles ... had six-game hitting streak from Apr. 16-19 (10-for-25), raising average from .275 to .316 ... went 3-for-5 with two runs and four RBIs in game two at Castleton on Apr. 25 ... went 3-for-6 with two runs and two RBIs in game two win at Lyndon on Apr. 16 ... went 3for-3 with double, stolen base, run and two RBIs in game two win versus Lyndon on Apr. 8 ... earned first start, and had first base hit, versus Scranton on Mar. 18 ... had nine multi-hit games ... batted leadoff 16 times. High School: Played four years of varsity baseball under head coach Dave Niro, and two years of soccer, at Franklin High School ... captained team as a senior ... a Hockomock League All-Star as a junior, led team with a .370 batting average that year ... won Hockomock League championship as a senior. Personal: Patrick Andrew Lawler ... son of Patrick and Allison Lawler ... born August 25, 1989 ... majoring in business administration ... played father baseball at Framingham State College ... c o u s i n (Stephanie Soma) played soccer at Seton Hall University.

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Avg. .228 .311 .272

Lawler’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H 33-32 92 9 21 33-28 103 22 32 66-60 195 31 53

HR 0 0 0

RBI SB 7 0 18 3 25 3

6 w Tim McDonnell Jr. w OF w 5-11 w 165 Durham, N.H. As a sophomore: Appeared in 20 games, starting 16 ... went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs against SUNYCanton on Apr. 7 ... missed 10 games with knee injury (Apr. 13-24) ... went 2for-4 with two walks and two runs scored at Saint Rose on Apr. 26. As a freshman: Started all but two games ... led team with 21 walks, and second in runs ... third among starters with a .417 on-base percentage ... opened career with hits in each of first four games (6-of-17) ... ended season on season-high five -game hitting streak (6-of-11) with four walks and four hit-by-pitches in that span ... scored a run in seven straight games from Apr. 4-11 ... stole two bases at Middlebury on Apr. 21 ... had seven multi-run games, and six multi-hit games ... struck out just six times in final 22 games (12 strikeouts in first 11 games) ... no errors in final 16 games. High School: Played four years of baseball and golf, and two years of basketball, at Oyster River High School ... captained all three teams as a senior ... Oyster River's Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... was Second Team Class I in baseball as a senior ... a twotime All-Seacoast Second Team selection ... won team leadership award in baseball and basketball ... made athletic honor roll all four years ... Personal: Timothy Peter McDonnell ... son of Sean McDonnell and Jenny Sheehan ... born April 2, 1990 ... majoring in journalism and mass communications ... father is the head football coach at the University of New Hampshire.

Year 2010 2009 Totals

Avg. .128 .262 .220

McDonnell’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H HR 20-16 47 7 6 0 33-33 103 27 27 1 53-49 150 34 33 1

RBI SB 2 2 13 4 15 6

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Meet The Purple Knights 11 w Ben Mitchell Jr. w C w 5-10 w 190 Pembroke, N.H. As a sophomore: Played in 11 games, with two starts ... went 2-for3 in game two against Stonehill on Apr. 21 ... went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs scored in game two against SUNY Plattsburgh on May 1 ... did not commit an error in 24 chances. As a freshman: Played in seven games, including two starts: in game two versus UMaine-Presque Isle on Apr. 11, and against Saint Joseph (Vt.) on Apr. 28 ... had hit in each of first two at bats: versus Southwest Minnesota on Mar. 16, and versus Scranton on Mar. 18 ... scored two runs versus Saint Joseph ... didn’t commit an error in 16 chances. High School: Played four years of varsity baseball, basketball and football at Pembroke Academy ... captained baseball and football teams as a junior and senior ... a Class I All-State selection in baseball ... won baseball team’s MVP Award twice ... won NHIAA/NHADA Male Scholar-Athlete Award, Sportsmanship Award, and Three-Sport Athlete Award ... won Senior Babe Ruth state championship in 2008. Personal: Benjamin Michael Mitchell ... son of Keith and Laura Mitchell ... born Nov. 4, 1989 ... majoring in sociology ... uncle played football at Union College, and grandfather played football at the University of Rochester.

Year 2010 2009 Totals

Avg. .250 .200 .231

Mitchell’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H 11-2 16 2 4 7-2 10 3 2 18-4 26 5 6

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HR 0 0 0

RBI SB 1 0 1 0 2 0

21 w Mike Robinson Jr. w 1B w 5-11 w 165 Fairfield, Conn. As a sophomore: Appeared in 17 games, including five starts ... led team in appearances as a substitute (12), hitting .385 off the bench (5for-13) ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI against Southern New Hampshire on Mar. 20 ... ripped a three-run double against Southern New Hampshire on Apr. 2 ... didn't commit an error in 35 chances. As a freshman: Played in six games off the bench ... first game was against Southwest Minnesota on Mar. 16 ... first career hit and RBI came against Southern Vermont on Apr. 26 ... first run was in opener versus Clarkson on Apr. 13 ... didn’t commit an error in 13 chances. High School: Played four years of baseball and two years of football at Fairfield Warde High School ... baseball team’s Defendive Player of the Year as a senior, making just two career errors ... won Senior babe Ruth championship in 2007, and runners-up in 2008. Personal: Michael Sy Robinson ... son of Scott and Martha Robinson ... born Dec. 3, 1989 ... majoring in history ... father played baseball at University of Vermont ... brother, Alex, is a student at Ithaca College.

Year 2010 2009 Totals

Avg. .286 .143 .257

Robinson’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H HR 17-5 28 3 8 0 6-0 7 1 1 0 23-5 35 4 9 0

RBI SB 6 1 2 0 8 1

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Meet The Purple Knights 15 w Jesse Sullivan Jr. w P w 6-0 w 145 Saugus, Mass.

30 w Austin Ziskie (C) Jr. w P w 6-4 w 215 Chevy Chase, Md.

As a sophomore: Made seven appearances on the mound, including one start ... threw an inning of scoreless relief and struck out two batters against Southern New Hampshire on Apr. 2 ... struck out 13 batters in 16.1 innings pitched. As a freshman: Pitched in seven games, including four starts ... threw five-innings of scoreless ball with season-best six strikeouts in shutout versus Saint Joseph (VT) on Apr. 28 ... earned win with complete game (three runs) in opener at Lyndon on Apr. 16 ... first win was in game two against UMaine-Presque Isle on Apr. 11 (five innings, five strikeouts) ... threw 3.2 innings of scoreless relief versus Southwest Minnesota on Mar. 16. High School: Played four years of baseball and two years of basketball at the Pingree School ... captained the baseball team as a junior and senior ... both years won the Class D New England championship. Personal: Jesse Sullivan ... son of John and Diane Sullivan ... born Aug. 4, 1989 ... majoring in psychology ... brother, Tom, played baseball at Middlebury College.

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ERA 7.71 5.81 6.53

Sullivan’s Career Stats W-L APP GS CG IP 0-1 7 1 0 16.1 3-1 7 4 1 26.1 3-2 14 5 1 42.2

BB 6 10 16

SO 13 19 32

As a sophomore: Tied for team lead with seven starts ... led team in innings pitched (45.1) and strikeouts (39) ... went six innings in season debut against Caldwell on Mar. 14, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out eight ... threw team's only complete game: a one-run, fivehit, 10-strikeout effort against Skidmore on Apr. 10. As a freshman: Pitched in nine games, including seven starts ... led team in wins and strikeouts ... earned win in collegiate debut versus Minnesota-Crookston on Mar. 15 (four strikeouts in 1.1 innings of relief) ... fanned season-high nine in six innings against Southwest Minnesota on Mar. 21, allowing just two earned runs ... had eight strikeouts in season-high seven innings to earn win versus Vermont Tech on Apr. 9 ... other wins came against Middlebury on Apr. 14, and at Castleton in game one on Apr. 25 (six innings in both wins) ... pitched at least six innings in six of final eight appearances ... opponents batted just .287 against him (best among starters). High School: Played four years of baseball at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School ... captained team as a senior, and was All-Gazette Honorable Mention ... won Barons Scholar-Athlete Award as a junior. Personal: Austin Nicholas Ziskie ... son of David and Cynthia Ziskie ... born Novermber 25, 1990 ... undecided on major ... brother, Jesse, played baseball at Norwich University.

Year 2010 2009 Totals

ERA 7.35 6.23 6.77

Ziskie’s Career Stats W-L APP GS CG IP 0-7 9 7 1 45.1 4-4 9 7 0 47.2 4-11 18 14 1 93

BB 18 25 43

SO 39 44 83

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Meet The Purple Knights 7 w Jacob Begnoche So. w OF w 6-0 w 200 Essex Jct., Vt. As a freshman: Attended the University of Vermont ... played club baseball and club hockey at UVM. High School: Played four years of varsity ice hockey and two years of varsity baseball at Essex High School ... captained baseball and hockey teams in 2009 ... a twoyear First Team All Metro Division selection in baseball, and a 2009 Second Team All Metro Division pick in hockey ... won three state titles: two in ice hockey (2007-08) and one in baseball (2008) ... received the Essex High School 2009 Outstanding Male Athlete award. Personal: Jacob R. Begnoche ... son of David and Stephanie Begnoche ... born February 14, 1991 ... has older sister, Samantha, and young brothers, Jeremy and JT.

27 w Andrew Duprat So. w P w 6-0 w 165 Fairfax, Vt. As a freshman: Made seven appearances, all in relief ... struck out seven batters in 7.2 innings of work ... made collegiate debut against Saint Thomas on Mar. 16, allowing no hits and walking one in one inning of relief ... pitched two scoreless innings of relief against Middlebury on Apr. 13 ... scored two runs as a pinch runner. High School: Played three years of baseball and two years of soccer and basketball at Bellows Free AcademyFairfax ... captained soccer and baseball teams as a senior ... named First Team All-Conference in baseball as a senior. Personal: Andrew David Duprat ... son of David Duprat and Nancy Gostyla ... born November 19, 1991 ... older sister, Hannah, is a student at Saint Michael's ... majoring in business administration

Year 2010 Totals

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ERA 14.09 14.09

Duprat’s Career Stats W-L APP GS CG 0-0 7 0 0 0-0 7 0 0

IP 7.2 7.2

BB 9 9

SO 7 7

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Meet The Purple Knights 3 w Collin Fishman So. w P/IF w 6-3 w 170 Bethesda, Md. As a freshman: Appeared in 18 games with five starts on the mound ... posted a 5.40 ERA in six pitching appearances ... allowed 18 hits in 21.2 innings, striking out 13 ... held opposing hitters to .222 batting average ... collected first collegiate hit in season opener against Caldwell on Mar. 14 ... threw two scoreless innings of relief against nationally-ranked Franklin Pierce in collegiate pitching debut on Mar. 15 ... allowed one run on three hits and struck out three in six innings against Southern New Hampshire on Mar. 19 ... got the win in 7.2 innings against Norwich on Apr. 22 while also going 2-for-5 with two RBIs. High School: Played four years of baseball at Our Lady of Good Counsel ... missed his senior year due to injury ... led team in earned run average as a junior ... was national runner-up with the Maryland Millcats in 2008, and the Maryland Orioles in 2009. Personal: Collin Fishman ... son of Justin Fishman and Cynthia Manion ... born August 6, 1991 ... majoring in biology ... a member of the biology honors society.

Year 2010 Totals Year 2010 Totals

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Avg. .214 .214 ERA 5.40 5.40

Fishman’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H HR 16-10 42 3 9 0 16-10 42 3 9 0 W-L APP GS CG IP 1-2 6 5 0 21.2 1-2 6 5 0 21.2

RBI SB 4 0 4 0 BB SO 15 13 15 13

9 w Andrew Kelley So. w P w 6-2 w 190 Lincoln, N.H. As a sophomore: Tied for team lead with seven starts ... went 1-4 in 11 appearances ... second on team in innings pitched (41.2) and strikeouts (30) ... made collegiate debut in relief against Caldwell on Mar. 14 ... made first collegiate start in win against Caldwell on Mar. 17, allowing four runs and striking out five in 4.1 innings ... allowed one earned run in five innings and struck out five against Assumption on Apr. 5 ... held Skidmore to two runs in 5.2 innings of work on Apr. 10 ... picked up first collegiate win in game two against Castleton on Apr. 20, allowing five runs on four hits in five innings. High School: Played four years of baseball, basketball and soccer at Lin-Wood High School ... struck out 300 batters in high school career, including 102 as a senior ... a threetime All-State selection (First Team as a senior, Second Team as a sophomore, and honorable mention as a junior) ... selected for New Hampshire Seniors team that faced Maine seniors in 2009 ... as senior, compiled 6-0 record, and allowed just 14 hits in 57 innings pitched ... in soccer, holds school record with 25 career assists ... scored 40 career goals, earning First Team All-State honors as a senior (Second Team as a junior, honorable mention as a sophomore). Personal: Andrew Michael Kelley ... son of Rick and Ann Kelley ... born July 19, 1991 ... majoring in business administration ... uncle, Michael Walsh, rowed at Dartmouth College.

Year 2010 Totals

ERA 7.13 7.13

Kelley’s Career Stats W-L APP GS CG IP 1-4 11 7 0 41.2 1-4 11 7 0 41.2

BB 21 21

SO 30 30

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Meet The Purple Knights 20 w Rob McCarty So. w P w 6-0 w 210 Canton, Mass.

10 w Steven Paula So. w IF w 5-10 w 175 Melrose, Mass.

As a freshman: Led the pitching staff with a 4.97 ERA ... set Saint Michael's single season record with 18 appearances and tied saves record with three ... won team's Pitcher of the Year award ... allowed 26 hits in 29 innings pitched ... struck out 19 and held opposing batters to a .236 batting average ... made collegiate debut against Caldwell on Mar. 14, allowing one run on one hit and striking out three in two innings ... earned first career win in 8-4 victory over Caldwell on Mar. 17, throwing 1.2 innings of scoreless relief ... threw two scoreless innings of relief against nationallyranked Franklin Pierce on Apr. 1 ... earned a save with two perfect innings in win over SUNY Canton on Apr. 7 ... worked two innings for the save in 7-6 win over Castleton on Apr. 20 ... tied school record with save against Norwich on Apr. 22. High School: Competed in three varsity sports (baseball, cross country and wrestling) at Canton High School ... the ace of the pitching staff as a junior and senior ... captained the wrestling team as a senior. Personal: Robert Woods McCarty ... son of Paul and Deborah McCarty ... born August 1, 1991 ... majoring in business administration.

Year 2010 Totals

ERA 4.97 4.97

McCarty’s Career Stats W-L APP GS S 1-1 18 0 3 1-1 18 0 3

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IP 29.0 29.0

BB 10 10

SO 19 19

As a freshman: Appeared in seven games as a substitute ... collected first collegiate hit and scored a run against Southern New Hampshire on Mar. 20 ... ripped a pinch-hit single in game one against SUNY Plattsburgh on May 1. High School: Played baseball and ice hockey at Boston College High School ... on honor roll all eight quarters his final two years of high school. Personal: Steven John Paula ... son of Placido and Bridgit Paula ... born March 4, 1991 ... majoring in biology ... advanced to District finals on town's baseball All-Star team in 2007 and 2008.

Year 2010 Totals

Avg. .250 .250

Paula’s Career Stats GP-GS AB R H 7-0 8 1 2 7-0 8 1 2

HR 0 0

RBI SB 0 0 0 0

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Meet The Purple Knights 14 w Corey Livingston Fr. w P/OF w 5-11 w 180 Hartford, Conn. High School: Played four years of baseball and two years each of basketball, football and soccer at East Catholic High School ... an AllCentral Connecticut Conference selection in baseball and football as a senior. Personal: Corey Matthew Livingston ... son of Frank and Evelyn Livingston ... born June 16, 1992 ... has an older brother, Curtis ... majoring in education.

13 w Jason Moore Fr. w C w 6-0 w 170 Avon, Conn. High School: Played four years of baseball at Northwest Catholic High School under head coach Cory Carison ... an All-Conference and All-State Academic selection as a senior ... hit .478 with 32 hits and 27 RBI in 20 games as a senior ... in 2010, team won NWC Class "S" championship and Central Connecticut Conference West championship. Personal: Jason Matthew Moore ... son of Chris and Pamela ... born April 26, 1992 ... has an older brother, Reilly, and young brother, Eamon ... majoring in journalism and mass communication.

22 w Nick Nelson Fr. w OF w 6-0 w 170 Spofford, N.H. High School: Played four years of baseball and basketball at Keene High School ... captained the baseball team as a senior, did not commit any errors and won the team's Defensive Player of the Year Award ... baseball team won 2009 N.H. Class L state championship ... received the Charles F. Burns MVP award in basketball as a senior ... an NHIAA Scholar Athlete award recipient ... went to the Babe Ruth World Series as a 13-year-old. Personal: Nicholas Errold Nelson ... son of Errold and Tina ... born December 6, 1991 ... has a younger brother, Nathan ... majoring in business administration.

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29 w Patrick Kelly Fr. w OF w 6-2 w 165 Mohegan Lake, N.Y. High School: Played four years of baseball at Walter Panas High School ... led team with .373 batting average as a junior. Personal: Patrick Michael Kelly ... son of John and Mona ... born April 2, 1992 ... father and uncle played football at Marist College ... majoring in business administration.

23 w Nick Myers Fr. w P w 6-3 w 180 Canton, Conn. High School: Played four years of varsity baseball at the Master's School ... team won 2009 Connecticut state championship, and was the winning pitcher in quarterfinal and final game ... named the Master's School 2010 Most Outstanding Player ... named to the 2010 Hudson Valley Athletic League All-Conference First Team. Personal: Nicholas William Myers ... son of Kurt and Helene ... born November 11, 1991 ... uncle played soccer at Princeton ... majoring in physics.

25 w Chris Puliafico Fr. w C w 6-1 w 240 Sharon, Mass. High School: Played two years of varsity baseball and three years of football at Sharon High School ... as a senior, named team MVP and named to Hockomock League AllStar team in baseball and named Lineman of the Year in football. Personal: Christopher Michael Puliafico ... son of Stephen and Jane ... born August 24, 1991 ... has a younger sister, Lauren ... undecided on a major.

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Meet The Purple Knights/2011 Spring Break 17 w Alec Tice Fr. w P/1B w 6-3 w 195 Chelmsford, Mass. High School: Played four years of baseball and basketball at Chelmsford High School ... was named baseball team MVP as a junior. Personal: Alec Christopher Tice ... son of Walter and Lisa ... born April 11, 1992 ... has a younger brother, Mike ... undecided on major.

4 w Tyler Wild Fr. w MIF w 5-9 w 170 Quaker Hill, Conn. High School: Played four years of baseball and two years of basketball at Saint Bernard School ... in baseball, named team's Defensive Player of the Year in as sophomore, team MVP as a junior, and an All-ECC First Team selection as a junior and senior ... a National Honor Society member ... received the Holy Cross Book Award, Mathematics Association of America Certificate of Merit, Excellence in Math and Science Award from Society of Women Engineers ... graduated cum laude and had perfect attendance all four years. Personal: Tyler Zachary Wild ... son of Clay and Laura ... born May 3, 1992 ... has two older siblings, Aaron and Katie ... in the Saint Michael's College Honors Program ... undecided on major.

Spring Break 2011 For the fifth straight season, the Saint Michael’s College baseball team will open its season in sunny Florida. The 2011 Purple Knights will take part in the Palm Beach Challenge for the second time, playing regional powers UMass-Lowell, Saint Thomas Aquinas and Merrimack. Among the 11 games that Saint Michael’s is scheduled to play in Florida are evening contests at Nova Southeastern University and Palm Beach Atlantic. In 2008 and 2009, Saint Michael’s played in the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic in Fort Myers, and in 2007, the Purple Knights played in the Port Charlotte (Fla.) Invitational.. Last season, senior captain Matt Beaulieu (left) hit .375 in Florida, including an 8-for-11 span in three games. As a sophomore, Patrick Lawler (right) hit .308 in the Sunshine State, including a 2-for-2 performance with a double against Nova Southeastern.

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2010 Year in Review The second season under head coach Paul Morgan felt short of expectations, with the team winning just six games. Moments of brilliance shone through, but arguably the toughest schedule in program history took its toll on the Purple Knights. News of rejoining the Northeast-10 Conference for the 2012 season has given extra fuel for the fire this season, and 2010 will serve as a learning experience as Saint Michael's baseball moves into the future. A 1-4 start in Florida would be a sign of things to come, as the Purple Knights endured a 10-game losing skid before getting win number two in the first half of a double-header with SUNY Canton. Saint Michael's went on to pick up wins against in-state rivals Lyndon State, Castleton and Norwich, including a thrilling 16-inning victory at Lyndon that is believed to be the longest game in the program's 97-year history. Several seniors had strong final seasons for the Purple Knights. Matt Beaulieu (top left) led the squad in hitting (.336) for the second-straight year, and had team-bests with 40 hits and 19 walks. Infielder Tim Pilczak (left) became the program's all-time leader with 27 career doubles, and Tony Bonvechio (bottom left) emerged as the everyday catcher and was the team's top offensive producer with eight doubles, three home runs, 20 RBIs and a team-leading .472 slugging percentage. Jeff McLaughlin (bottom, middle left) went on a tear in the second half of the season, starting the last 11 games and batting .396 (19-for-48) in that span.. Starting pitchers Mike Robert (bottom, middle right) and Kevin Wickles (bottom right) combined for 17 appearances and 66 innings of work. The Purple Knights ended the season with a gutsy, four-run ninth inning rally that fell just short at Plattsburgh. The 11-10 loss in the nightcap of a double-header saw multiple-hit performances for Beaulieu, Bonvechio and McLaughlin in their final college game.

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2010 Statistics & Results No. Player 14 Matt Beaulieu 9 Tony Bonvechio 19 Chad Estey 7 Patrick Lawler 5 Ben Yodzio 13 Tyler Hotte 24 Tim Pilczak 8 Bryan Geary 2 Mike Cracchiola --------------------------3 Jeff McLaughlin 21 Michael Robinson 1 Pete Estes 27 Ben Mitchell 29 Steven Paula 25 Collin Fishman 4 Tim McAuliffe 6 Tim McDonnell 23 Kevin Wickles 27 Andrew Duprat 28 Matt Dunn

AVG .336 .281 .234 .228 .207 .200 .186 .157 .109

GP-GS 34-34 30-29 34-34 33-32 29-24 29-22 30-28 27-23 25-21

AB 119 89 107 92 87 70 86 83 64

R 22 12 12 9 2 14 12 9 4

H 40 25 25 21 18 14 16 13 7

2B 7 8 10 3 1 0 2 0 2

3B 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1

HR 1 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

.382 .286 .250 .250 .250 .214 .154 .128 .000 .000 .000

17-11 17-5 20-14 11-2 7-0 16-10 12-1 20-16 1-0 3-0 1-0

55 28 52 16 8 42 13 47 1 0 0

13 3 7 2 1 3 0 7 0 2 0

21 8 13 4 2 9 2 6 0 0 0

4 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

10 6 5 1 0 4 1 2 0 0 0

.455 .321 .269 .313 .250 .286 .154 .149 .000 .000 .000

4 2 3 2 0 3 1 8 0 0 0

6 4 11 6 4 12 5 15 0 0 0

.424 .333 .286 .368 .250 .267 .214 .281 .000 .000 .000

0-0 1-2 6-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

Saint Michael’s Totals Opponent Totals

.230 .353

34-34 34-34

1,059 1,148

134 292

244 405

42 64

5 14

7 21

119 263

.299 .488

129 127

254 178

.336 .428

28-35 70-88

No. Player 20 Rob McCarty 25 Collin Fishman 10 Andrew Kelley 30 Austin Ziskie 12 Mike Robert 23 Kevin Wickles ---------------------------14 Matt Beaulieu 1 Pete Estes 15 Jesse Sullivan 28 Matt Dunn 27 Andrew Duprat 16 Chris Hoey 18 Mike McDonough

ERA 4.97 5.40 7.13 7.35 10.18 11.89

W-L 1-1 1-2 1-4 0-7 1-6 0-3

APP 18 6 11 9 9 8

GS 0 5 7 7 7 6

CG SHO 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

SV 3 0 0 0 1 0

IP 29.0 21.2 41.2 45.1 38.0 28.0

H 26 18 62 67 80 55

R 23 20 40 45 50 42

ER 16 13 33 37 43 37

BB 10 15 21 18 4 14

SO 19 13 30 39 15 22

AVG .236 .222 .356 .340 .415 .407

4.26 5.68 7.71 7.85 14.09 24.00 54.00

1-1 0-0 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-1

4 3 7 13 7 5 1

0 0 1 0 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

6.1 6.1 16.1 18.1 7.2 3.0 1.0

4 8 29 31 15 6 4

3 6 15 21 13 8 6

3 4 14 16 12 8 6

4 2 6 13 9 9 2

6 4 13 6 7 4 0

.200 .308 .377 .403 .395 .429 .667

Saint Michael’s Totals Opponent Totals

8.29 3.49

6-27 27-6

34 34

34 34

1 8

0 7

4 7

262.2 276.0

405 244

292 134

242 107

127 129

178 254

.353 .230

1 28 57

2 16 34

9 8 3

10+ 2 1

Saint Michael’s Opponents

Date 3/14 3/15 3/16 3/17 3/17 3/18 3/19 3/19 3/20 4/1 4/1 4/2 4/2 4/5 4/5 4/7 4/7

3 8 33

Inning-by-Inning Summary 4 5 6 7 21 12 13 14 39 40 45 19

RBI SLG% BB 17 .437 19 20 .472 14 24 .374 13 7 .261 13 4 .241 3 3 .200 15 9 .279 11 4 .157 11 2 .172 7

8 12 21

SO 30 27 19 24 23 15 18 19 16

OB% SB-ATT .451 9-11 .404 3-3 .356 2-4 .321 0-0 .250 1-2 .398 1-1 .333 0-1 .255 3-3 .219 0-0

Total 134 292

2010 Results (Overall: 6-27-1 w Home: 4-5-1 w Away: 1-15 w Neutral: 1-7 w vs. Lefties: 1-6 w vs. Righties: 5-21-1) Opponent Result (inn.) R-H-E/R-H-E Date Opponent Result (inn.) R-H-E/R-H-E vs. Caldwell* L, 4-1 (9) 1-3-5/4-7-5 4/8 vs. Lyndon State W, 9-5 (7) 9-9-3/5-6-3 vs. Franklin Pierce* L, 11-0 (9) 0-0-2/11-15-1 4/8 vs. Lyndon State L, 8-2 (5) 2-4-0/8-12-1 vs. Saint Thomas* L, 17-4 (9) 4-7-0/17-17-0 4/10 at Skidmore L, 1-0 (7) 0-0-0/1-5-1 vs. Caldwell* L, 9-3 (7) 3-9-3/9-11-0 4/10 at Skidmore L, 4-1 (7) 1-5-2/4-5-0 vs. Caldwell* W, 8-4 (7)) 8-13-0/4-11-1 4/13 vs. Middlebury L, 15-10 (9) 10-11-3/15-19-2 at Nova Southeastern L, 17-0 (9) 0-3-2/17-18-1 4/14 at Norwich L, 9-8 (9) 8-10-3/9-8-5 vs. New Haven* L,7-0 (9) 0-3-4/7-16-2 4/15 at Lyndon State W, 4-3 (16) 4-18-0/3-13-2 vs. So. New Hampshire* L, 3-0 (9) 0-3-1/3-5-1 4/20 vs. Castleton State L, 8-2 (7) 2-5-1/8-16-1 vs. So. New Hampshire* L,14-3 (9) 3-10-2/14-16-3 4/20 vs. Castleton State W, 7-6 (7) 7-9-2/6-4-0 at Franklin Pierce L, 5-1 (9) 1-2-0/5-8-0 4/21 vs. Stonehill L, 8-6 (7) 6-9-0/8-12-1 at Franklin Pierce L, 8-4 (7) 4-7-0/8-11-0 4/21 vs. Stonehill L, 11-0 (7) 0-6-2/11-15-1 at So. New Hampshire L, 13-4 (7) 4-3-1/13-13-0 4/22 vs. Norwich W, 7-4 (9) 7-8-3/4-7-4 at So. New Hampshire L, 8-2 (9) 2-4-1/8-14-2 4/24 at Saint Lawrence L, 8-0 (7) 0-4-1/8-11-0 at Assumption L, 20-6 (9) 6-8-2/20-23-1 4/24 at Saint Lawrence L, 5-4 (9) 4-11-2/5-14-1 at Assumption L, 6-5 (9) 5-8-1/6-9-1 4/26 at Saint Rose L, 22-14 (9) 14-17-5/22-23-3 vs. SUNY-Canton W, 6-5 (7) 6-7-1/5-11-1 5/1 at SUNY Plattsburgh L, 11-1 (9) 1-8-2/11-12-1 vs. SUNY-Canton T, 2-2 (7) 2-6-2/2-4-1 5/1 at SUNY Plattsburgh L, 11-10 (9) 10-14-3/11-14-2 * - indicates games played at Palm Beach Challenge - West Palm Beach, Fla.

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All-Time Records Games PlayedSeason: 40, by Evan Grenier, 2007 Career: 133, by Tim Pilczak, 2007-10 HitsSeason: 56, by Matt Beaulieu, 2009 Career: 132, by Sean Finnell, 1991-94 Extra Base hitsSeason: 19, by Sean Finnell, 1993 Career: 39, by Sean Finnell, 1991-94 DoublesSeason: 10, by Sean Finnell, 1993 10, by Seth Cole, 1999 Career: 27, by Tim Pilczak, 2007-2010 TriplesSeason: 5, by Sean Finnell, 1993 5, by Jack Owens, 2007 5, by Matt Beaulieu, 2009 Career: 11 by Brian Rayder, 1990-93

Fielding PercentageSeason: 1.000, by Tony Bonvechio (c, 131 chances), 2010 Career: 1.000, by Kyle Hildebrand (3b), 1955-57 Outfield AssistsSeason: 13, by Ed Fennessey (rf), 2007 Career: 20, by Rob Russo (cf), 1990-92 Catcher’s Caught StealingSeason: 28, by Sean Finnell, 1994 Career: 86, by Sean Finnell, 1991-94 Catcher’s Caught Stealing PercentageSeason: .560, by Sean Finnell (28-50), 1994 Career: .446, by Sean Finnell (86-193), 1991-94

Most WalksInning: 7 (consecutive), by Jim Devaney vs. Boston College, 5/13/49 Game: 9, by Luke Steffens vs. Clarkson, 6/5/29 (14 K’s) Longest Outing By A Pitcher15 innings, by Pat Dowd vs. Lowell Tech, 5/11/57. Dowd struck out 17 and held on for a 2-1 win.

Runs ScoredSeason: 37, by Kevin Harutunian, 2004 Career: 82, by Kevin Harutunian, 2003-06; and Seth Cole, 1998-01 Batting AverageSeason: .461, by Jack Coffey, 1956 (7 games) .448, by Matt Beaulieu, 2009 (34 games) Career: .409, by Jack Coffey, 1954-57

ShutoutsSeason: 2, by John Miarecki, 1999 2, by Dustin Whitney, 1999 Career: 4, by John Miarecki, 1998-01

Slugging PercentageSeason: .752, by Sean Finnell, 1993 Career: .497, by Sean Finnell, 1991-94

Consecutive Stolen Bases - 31, by Brian Rayder, 1990-93

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SavesSeason: 3, by Charlie Corbally, 1980 3, by Mike Thomas, 1999 3, by Rob McCarty, 2010 Career: 6, by Charlie Corbally, 1978-81

Most StrikeoutsGame: 18, by Chris Kent vs. Lyndon State, 4/27/80 Season: 74, by Luke Steffens, (60 innings), 1940 Career: 196, by Luke Steffens, (176 innings), 1937-40

Most Runs Batted InGame: 7, by Tony Gomes vs. St. Lawrence, 5/3/79 Season: 32, by Sean Finnell, 1994 Career: 87, by Sean Finnell, 1991-94

Most Stolen BasesGame: 5, by Phil Ruggerio vs Vermont, 5/16/35 Season: 18, by Brian Rayder (18 of 18), 1992

VictoriesSeason: 8, by Dutch Colville, 1933 (8-1) 6, by Scott Racicot, 1972 (6-1) Career: 15, by Luke Steffens, 1937-40 (15-6) 14, by Scott Racicot, 1970-72 (14-3) 14, by Dutch Colville, 1932-33 (14-3)

Lowest Earned Run AverageSeason: 1.40, by Warren Tessier (4 games), 1958 1.44, by Scott Racicot (7 games), 1972 Career: 2.13, by Scott Racicot, 1970-72

Most Home RunsGame: 3, by Tony Gomes vs. St. Lawrence, 5/3/79 Double Header: 5, by Tony Gomes vs St. Lawrence, 5/3/79 Season: 8, by Tony Gomes, 1979 Career: 17, by Jack Coffey, 1954-57

On Base PercentageSeason: .607, by Jack Coffey, 1956 (7 games) .514, by Matt Beaulieu, 2009 (34 games) Career: .511, by Jack Coffey, 1954-57

Innings PitchedSeason: 93, by Dutch Colville, 1933 Career: 303, by Luke Steffens, 1937-40

Tim Pilczak ’10 became the program’s all-time leader in doubles (27) and games played (133) last season. Pitching GamesSeason: 13, by Rob Hopper, 1994 Career: 37, by Luke Steffens, 1937-40

Purple Knight No-Hitters -by Jean Dubuc in a 2-0 win over Vermont, 5/6/06 -by Dutch Colville in a 4-0 win over Champlain (NY), 5/22/33 -by Bobo Birsky in a 2-0 win over Vermont (15 K’s), 4/28/45 -by Tom Sorrell in a 2-0 loss to Vermont (4 errors), 5/7/56 -by Juan Montanez (Fr.) in a 14-0 (5 inn) win over Southern Vermont (9 K’s, 1 bb), 4/17/99 -by John Miarecki (Jr.) in a 9-0 (9 inn) win over Norwich (13 K’s), 4/31/00

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Year-By-Year Records Year 1905 1906 1907 1908 1909 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 Year

W L T 2 3 0 3 3 0 8 3 0 4 6 0 6 6 0 8 4 0 3 9 0 9 4 0 10 2 0 6 3 0 6 1 0 7 3 0 7 4 0 6 4 0 10 2 0 9 3 0 7 4 1 4 6 0 7 6 0 3 8 0 2 4 0 4 5 0 4 7 0 1 4 0 2 3 0 2 12 0 3 13 0 7 9 0 9 5 0 9 6 0 2 7 0 6 7 0 6 5 0 0 11 0 5 7 1 5 5 0 4 7 0 2 9 0 0 3 0 Informal 3 2 0 4 8 0 7 5 0 3 7 1 8 7 0 6 6 0 5 7 0 3 7 0 2 7 0 3 6 0 1 7 0 4 3 0 3 6 0 4 5 0 5 4 0 3 6 0 3 6 1 W L T

Coach Thaddeus Barttro Thaddeus Barttro Thaddeus Barttro Arthur Nolan Arthur Nolan Arthur Nolan Harold O’Brien Harold O’Brien Harold O’Brien Harold O’Brien Harold O’Brien Harold O’Brien James Clarke James Clarke James Clarke Alphonse Martino Alphonse Martino John Mullaney Johnnie Burns Johnnie Burns Johnnie Burns Johnnie Burns Johnnie Burns Lyle Stoddert Owen Murphy Owen Murphy Owen Murphy Robert Carr Robert Carr Robert Carr Arch Petras Arch Petras Arch Petras Arch Petras Phillip Ryan Phillip Ryan Phillip Ryan Rev. Ralph Linnehan Rev. Ralph Linnehan Rev. Ralph Linnehan Rev. Ralph Linnehan Phillip Ryan Phillip Ryan George “Doc” Jacobs George “Doc” Jacobs George “Doc” Jacobs George “Doc” Jacobs George “Doc” Jacobs George “Doc” Jacobs George “Doc” Jacobs George “Doc” Jacobs George “Doc” Jacobs Ed Markey Ed Markey Ed Markey Ed Markey Ed Markey Coach

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1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981

Perry Bove, who guided the Saint Michael’s baseball program for 16 seasons beginning in 1990, holds the program record with 145 victories and 398 games coached. He was inducted into the Vermont Lake Monsters Sports Community Hall of Fame on Jan. 20, 2007.

Coach James Clarke Alphonse Martino Harold O’Brien Thaddeus Barttro Robert Carr Arthur Nolan Joe Pattison Phillip Ryan Johnnie Burns John Mullaney George “Doc” Jacobs Seth Cole Perry Bove Ed Markey Arch Petras Paul Morgan Rev. Ralph Linnehan Owen Murphy Lyle Stoddert

6 5 0 Ed Markey 6 6 0 Ed Markey 4 8 0 Ed Markey 3 8 0 Ed Markey 7 2 0 Ed Markey 0 9 0 Ed Markey 4 7 0 Ed Markey 3 10 1 Ed Markey 9 5 0 Joe Pattison 9 5 0 Joe Pattison 8 6 0 Joe Pattison 2 5 0 Joe Pattison 0 11 0 Joe Pattison 6 5 0 Joe Pattison 6 10 0 Ed Markey 5 12 0 Ed Markey 6 12 0 Ed Markey 6 12 0 Ed Markey 6 10 0 Ed Markey 5 10 0 Ed Markey Program dropped from 1982-89 1990 4 20 0 Perry Bove 1991 6 23 0 Perry Bove 1992 12 20 0 Perry Bove 1993 10 20 0 Perry Bove 1994 12 27 0 Perry Bove 1995 4 23 0 Perry Bove 1996 2 19 0 Perry Bove 1997 1 20 0 Perry Bove 1998 8 14 0 Perry Bove 1999 17 9 0 Perry Bove 2000 11 6 1 Perry Bove 2001 16 7 0 Perry Bove 2002 12 12 0 Perry Bove 2003 9 3 0 Perry Bove 2004 14 16 1 Perry Bove 2005 7 12 0 Perry Bove 2006 9 12 0 Seth Cole 2007 16 24 0 Seth Cole 2008 11 25 0 Seth Cole 2009 15 19 0 Paul Morgan 2010 6 27 1 Paul Morgan 97 seasons 568-828-8 .407 win %

Coaching Records Years 1917-19 (3) 1920-21 (2) 1911-16 (6) 1905-07 (3) 1932-34 (3) 1908-10 (3) 1970-75 (6) 1939-41, 1946-47 (5) 1923-27 (5) 1922 (1) 1948-56 (9) 2006-08 (3) 1990-2005 (16) 1957-69, 1976-81 (19) 1935-38 (4) 2009-present (2) 1942-45 (4) 1929-31 (3) 1929 (1)

Record 23-10 16-7-1 41-22 13-9 25-20 18-16 34-37 25-32-1 20-30 4-6 35-57-1 36-61 145-251-2 85-148-2 14-30 21-46-1 5-14 7-28 1-4

Pct. .697 .687 .651 .591 .555 .529 .479 .440 .400 .400 .382 .371 .367 .366 .318 .316 .263 .200 .200

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SMC Baseball Through The Years

Clockwise, from top left: 2002 grads Tim McMahon, Juan Montanez and Matt Byrne at Catholic University in Washington, D.C.; the 2007 Purple Knights in Florida; longtime head coach Perry Bove in 2003; the 1935 Purple Knights at historic Centennial Field in Burlington, Vt.; three members of the 1992 Purple Knights at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec.

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SMC Baseball Through The Years

Clockwise, from top left: The 1905 Purple Knights, SMC’s first intercollegiate varsity team; legendary SMC figure and baseball coach George “Doc” Jacobs; two members of the 1948 Purple Knights; former SMC head coach Seth Cole ’01 as a freshman in 1998.

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This Is Saint Michael’s College Saint Michael’s College, one of the nation’s Best Liberal Art Colleges in the 2009 U.S. News and World Report rankings and one of The Princeton Review’s Best 368 Colleges, is a Catholic liberal arts college committed to creating a life-changing educational experience for students from throughout New England, the nation and the world. Saint Michael’s involves 1,900 undergraduate students in an oncampus residential community characterized by lifelong volunteer service, global perspectives and exceptional teaching in traditional arts and sciences, as well as contemporary fields of study. The College is situated on 440 scenic acres overlooking Burlington and Lake Champlain, with superlative views of Vermont’s Green Mountains. The Saint Michael’s community is further enriched by approximately 500 graduate students and 200 international students in the College’s School of International Studies, one of the nation’s oldest intensive English language institutes. A vibrant campus experience encompasses everything from sports to academic enrichment, to the fine and performing arts, to the unique international character of the college. Saint Michael’s is known as a terrific place for students who want to make the world a better place, as service to the community and to all humankind is a vibrant part of student life, reflecting the heritage of service of the Edmundite priests who founded Saint Michael's--the one and only Edmundite college in the world--in 1904. Today, more than 70 percent of the student body actively pursues community service projects through Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (M.O.V.E.), reflecting a unique passion for social justice issues on campus. With nearly 100 percent of undergraduates living on campus, residential life is designed to enable academic pursuits, co-curricular

Burlington, Vermont “The Nation’s Most Livable City” Located in the northwest corner of beautiful Vermont, Burlington is the state’s largest city with a population of approximately 50,000 people, a number that more than doubles when you add the surrounding towns. Burlington is a thriving community that has just the right combination of cultural activities, great food, shopping, and outdoor pursuits. A&E Television called Burlington the country’s No. 1 city in its “Top Ten Cities To Have It All” poll. Church Street, the city’s downtown marketplace and epicenter of all Burlington has to offer, has been rated as one of America’s “Great American Main Streets” by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Below are some of the honors “the Queen City” was honored within the last several years by various publications and organizations.

Burlington’s Honors #1 City to Have it All #1 Place for Outdoor Sports Best Standard of Living in U.S. Least Stressful Metro Area Awarded “Dream Team” Status Safest State in the Nation One of the Best Retirement Areas in U.S. Sixth-Best “Family-Friendly” Place in U.S. One of the Top-10 Places to Raise a Family An Outstanding Get-Away Location in the Northeast

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The Princeton Review features Saint Michael’s in its 2009 edition of “Best 368 Colleges”, the fourth straight year that Saint Michael’s has earned this distinction. activities, and the pure enjoyment of the college years and the Vermont experience to converge in a total Saint Michael’s College experience. The Tarrant Recreation Center and Ross Sports Center form the epicenter for athletic and recreational activities on campus. The College offers 21 intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level with all but four teams participating in the highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference, the second-largest Division II conference in the nation. For students who are looking for something slightly less competitive, there is a wide variety of club and intramural sports such as rugby, basketball, softball and even table tennis. Our acclaimed Wilderness Program also bring students into the great Vermont outdoors for adventure sports and survival training, from beginner to advanced certification levels. Saint Michael’s is home to Greater Burlington’s only Actor’s Equity professional summer theater, the Saint Michael’s Playhouse. On North Campus at historic Fort Ethan Allen, the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michael’s College is headquarters for the Vermont Youth Orchestra Association and provides rehearsal and performance space for the Vermont Mozart Festival. In recent years Saint Michael’s students and professors have received Rhodes, Woodrow Wilson, Guggenheim, Fulbright, National Science Foundation and other grants, and Saint Michael’s professors have been named Vermont Professor of the Year in four of the last eight years.

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President John J. Neuhauser Dr. John J. (Jack) Neuhauser, enters his fourth year as the 16th president of Saint Michael’s College in 2010-11. He was named President on August 1, 2007, and was inaugurated on September 29, 2007. Neuhauser spent the two years prior to joining Saint Michael’s as University Professor of Boston College. From 1999 to 2005, he served as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College. From 1977 to 1999, Dr. Neuhauser served as dean and professor of the Boston College Carroll School of Management. “I’ve come to know and admire Saint Michael’s College as a trustee for five years, and quite literally, to know this place is to love it,” Professor Neuhauser said, on being named the next president of the college. “The academic qualities of Saint Michael’s, its faculty commitment to scholarship and teaching, the enthusiasm and curiosity of its students, and its talented administration and staff, should put it in the first ranks of liberal arts colleges. That is the path I hope we will follow together,” he said. “I only hope to be able to continue the strong legacy of Marc and Dana vanderHeyden [Saint Michael’s current president and his wife] and their predecessors.”

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During his six years as academic vice president and dean of faculties of Boston College, Professor Neuhauser was responsible for leadership of the faculty in seven schools and colleges, containing 670 full-time faculty members, and nearly 400 part-time. During this time the number of full-time faculty increased by 50 and the number of endowed professorships more than doubled, to 45. Half the new faculty were persons of color. As dean of Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, Professor Neuhauser led a redesign of the MBA program to promote socially responsible, ethical management and to offer several joint degree programs: MBA-MSA, MBAJD and MBA-Ph.D. He is also credited with raising $20 million on his own for the Carroll School. A native of New York City, Dr. Neuhauser earned a bachelor’s degree in physics from Manhattan College in 1964, a master’s in operations research and statistics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1965, and a doctorate in operations research and statistics: mathematics, also from Rensselaer, in 1968. Professor Neuhauser is described “as an academic leader who strives for excellence first,” and as a person who is “very comfortable providing leadership within the framework of a strong Catholic institution.” Jack Neuhauser has been a member of the Saint Michael's College Board of Trustees since 2001. He is the father of three grown children. He has completed the Boston Marathon seven times.

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Athletic Administration Geri Knortz, Ed.D. M’05 Athletics Director On May 7, 1997, Geraldine S. Knortz, Ed.D., became the fifth athletics director in the College’s 93-year history, and the first woman to ever hold the position. “We were looking for someone with the leadership abilities to carry Saint Michael's into the 21st century, with concern for all students,” then-college president Marc A. vanderHeyden said. “I am convinced we have found the right person in Geri Knortz.” While at Saint Michael's, Knortz has guided the successful transition of the women’s ice hockey program to varsity status and the men’s ice hockey program’s move to the ECAC East Conference. Knortz has also been instrumental in the addition of numerous fulltime coaching positions, improvements to coaches offices, the renovation of the Ross Sports Center gymnasium floor in 2001, and the construction of the Duffy Artificial Turf Field in 2005. Under her leadership, notable team successes include the field hockey team’s semifinal finish at the 2000 and 2001 NCAA Championship, the men’'s basketball “Sweet Sixteen” appearance in 2001, and the crowning of the men’s hockey team as the 1999 NCAA Division II Champions. The last three years, the women’s tennis team earned the program’s first three appearances in the NCAA Division II Tournament, and the men’s ice hockey team was crowned Northeast10 Conference Tournament champions twice in the last three years. Knortz has been a member of many college committees at Saint Michael's including: strategic planning, athletic advisory, technology steering, administrative council, and numerous search committees. At the national level, she currently serves on the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics, and is past chair of the NCAA Division II Nominating Committee and the NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship Committee for the Northeast District. She is also active with the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletic Administrators. Knortz prepared well for her opportunity at Saint Michael's during a very successful 15 year career at Hamilton College, where she held the position of associate director of athletics and senior woman administrator. She was also a professor of physical education (tenured 1987), and coached two varsity sports: volleyball and softball. She is a 1974 graduate (magna cum laude) of the State University of New York at Cortland, where she earned a bachelor of science in physical education and mathematics. She went on to earn her master of science in education at Northern Illinois University in 1978, and a master of science in administration at Saint Michael's in 2005.

Chris Kenny Associate Athletics Director Now in his third decade as a college employee, Chris Kenny - the College’s associate athletic director - is primarily responsible for NCAA compliance, marketing, development, and sport administration. Kenny is a product of Saint Michael’s, earning a bachelor of arts degree in journalism and master of science degree in administration and management at the College. After a brief stint as public relations director in the Cincinnati Reds and Philadelphia Phillies minor league systems following graduation, he returned to his alma mater to be the College’s sports information director, a position he held for eight years.

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Zaf Bludevich Senior Associate Athletics Director A member of the athletic department since 1975, Zaf Bludevich has been involved in nearly every aspect of Saint Michael’s athletics since his arrival more than three decades ago. Bludevich has served as associate athletic director, head athletics trainer, summer camp director, intramural director and has coached several sports. From 1975 to 2003, he served as the College’s head athletic trainer, and in 2004 was promoted to his current title. A 1993 Saint Michael’s Hall of Fame inductee, Bludevich has served on numerous committees and received several awards for his tireless efforts and dedication to Purple Knights athletics. He has held the positions of treasurer and secretary on the Vermont Association of Athletic Trainers and been a member of the NCAA Ice Hockey Rules and Women’s Championship committees and ECAC Cross Country and Track Committee. Bludevich’s longest tenure in a coaching position was 16 years with the cross country program, though he split his time between the men’s (1980-83, 1990-97) and women’s (1980-87) squads. In 1984 and 1985, his women’s squad won the Mideast Conference title. He was the co-head coach of the men’s swimming and diving team during its first four seasons of existence (1974-78). In 1975, he coached the school’s field hockey team, and in 1990 he assisted Lou DiMasi’s men’s lacrosse team. A 1974 graduate of Norwich University (and 2004 Norwich Hall of Fame inductee), where he received his bachelor’s degree in physical education, he earned his master’s in education/athletic training in 1975. In 1991, he received a degree in physical therapy from the University of Vermont. Following his term as the school’s SID, he served as Director of Athletic External Affairs for two years, before being promoted first to Assistant, then Associate Athletic Director. A well-known face around campus, Kenny is a member of several committees, both on campus and in the outer realm of college athletics. A former member of the NCAA Division II Men’s Soccer Committee, he is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators, and the National Association of Athletics Compliance Coordinators. He is also a member of Leadership Champlain’s Class of 2005. A division of the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Champlain is a prestigious year-long program focused on developing professional leadership and awareness of community issues facing Vermont. On campus, he is a member of the College’s Athletic Task Force, Athletic Advisory Council, and Judicial Review Board, and chairs the College’s Athletic Hall of Fame Committee. Kenny is also an active volunteer in and outside the Burlington community. He serves on the Vermont State Sports Council, is a member of the board of directors for Big Apple Basketball (a non-profit corporation committed to helping New York City kids achieve their dream of a college education), and volunteers for Vermont’s Camp TaKum-Ta (a residential summer camp for children with cancer) having served the camp as a member of its board of directors for 10 years. He is also the Executive Director of the Robert J. Kenny Memorial Golf Tournament, which endows camping scholarships at the Clara Barton Camp for girls with diabetes in memory of his late father, and is a member of the Barton Center’s “Friends of Barton.”

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Sports Medicine Jim Murdock Head Athletic Trainer Jim Murdock, an athletic trainer with nearly 30 years of collegiate experience, enters his second year as Saint Michael’s head athletic trainer in 2010-11. Murdock joins Saint Michael’s after spending 11 years as an athletic trainer at the University of Vermont, including five years as head athletic trainer and assistant director of the Center for Health and Wellbeing. As head athletic trainer, he worked with all 27 of UVM’s NCAA Division I varsity sports programs, and was the supervisor for seven full-time staff, two part-time staff, several student athletic trainers, and three athletic medi- The Athletic Training Room is located on the first floor of the Ross Sports Center, across from the gym. cine facilities. Prior to his time at UVM, Murdock was the director of sports medicine/head athletic trainer and assistant athletics director at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, N.J., from 1986-98. While at Monmouth, he developed a drug-education course and program for student-athletes, and also taught a variety of courses related to athletic training, health and fitness, and first aid safety. Murdock is a 1980 graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a bachelor of science degree in physical education/athletic training, and earned his masters of education in sports medicine/athletic training from the University of Virginia in 1991. He also has served a six-year stint (1980-86) as an assistant athletic trainer and head baseball coach at Washington & Lee University, an NCAA Division III institution in Lexington, Va. Jessica Moore Athletic Trainer Jessica Moore enters her fifth season as athletic trainer at Saint Michael’s in 2010-11. She assists in all of the College’s 21 varsity sports, and works primarily with the men’s and women’s ice hockey teams during the winter. Moore received her bachelor’s degree from Castleton State College in 2002, earning her degree in sports medicine. While at Castleton, she was a senior athletic training student with men’s and women’s basketball, softball, baseball and women’s soccer. After graduating from Castleton, Moore was a graduate assistant at Old Dominion University, working primarily with the women's basketball team, which hosted the NCAA Women’s Basketball Regional Tournament in 2006. She received her master's degree in education from Old Dominion in 2006.

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Whitney Grennon Athletic Medicine Intern Whitney Grennon joins Saint Michael's for her first year as the athletic medicine intern in 2010-11. She will assist with the health care of the College's 21 NCAA Division II intercollegiate varsity sports programs. Grennon graduated summa cum laude from Norwich University in May with a bachelor of science degree in sports medicine/athletic training, and minors in biology, health-nutrition, and coaching. While at Norwich, she worked in the athletic training room for four years, where she actively assisted the College's athletic training staff. Grennon also was a four-year standout for the Norwich softball team, and three-year team captain. Grennon also served two years as president of the College's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

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Sports Medicine Seth Cole ’01 Sports Information Director Seth Cole, a native of Blue Hill, Maine, returns for his eighth year as sports information director for Saint Michael’s in 2010-11. He handles all publicity and media relations efforts for the College’s 21 varsity sports, and is the chair of the Northeast-10 Conference Sports Information Directors. He also served as the College’s baseball coach from 2006-08. Cole, a 2001 graduate of Saint Michael’s with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, returns following a 12-month stint with USA Hockey in Colorado Springs, Colo. He first served USA Hockey as The Brian Fishman Intern before being hired full-time as coordinator of media and public relations. Prior to joining USA Hockey, Cole spent the 2001-02 school year as an Asa S. Bushnell intern with the Eastern College Athletic Conference in Centerville, Mass. As an undergraduate, Cole served internships with the Saint Michael’s sports information office and with the sports department of the Burlington Free Press. In addition, he also served as sports editor of The Defender, Saint Michael’s award-winning student newspaper. A four-year starter at second base for the Purple Knights’ varsity baseball team, Cole won the George “Doc” Jacobs Award, given annually to a student who makes an outstanding contribution to the athletic department at Saint Michael’s.

Meggan Dulude ’07 Coordinator of Athletic Facilities & Student Workers Meggan Dulude was named the College’s full-time Coordinator of Athletic Facilities & Student Workers on June 24, 2010. She is responsible for the coordination of all athletics facilities and field requests, among other tasks. Dulude (formerly Meggan Roberge) was a standout pitcher for the Saint Michael’s softball team from 2004-07, and holds nearly every pitching record in program history.

James Franklin Tickets Manager and Events Supervisor James Franklin was named the head coach of men’s soccer, tickets manager, and events supervisor at Saint Michael’s College in April of 2008. Franklin has 12 years of collegiate coaching experience, most recently as an assistant coach for the University of Vermont’s women’s program in 2006 and 2007. Prior to joining UVM, Franklin was the men’s soccer head coach at Norwich from 2003-06. He played collegiate soccer at nearby Champlain College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree.

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Jon Milazzo Equipment and Events Manager Jon Milazzo, a native of Richmond, Vt., has been the Purple Knights’ equipment and events manager since 1998. He is in charge of the purchasing and distribution of all apparel and equipment for the College’s 21 varsity programs. In addition, Milazzo is responsible for the game management of each home athletic event and the operation of the college’s concession stand for home basketball games. He also oversees a student work study staff of 15. Milazzo is a graduate of the University of Hartford. Before arriving at Saint Michael’s, he was an athletic equipment manager at the University of Vermont for 17 years.

Mary Moreau Office Coordinator Mary Moreau is in her 16th year as the athletic department’s office coordinator. She is responsible for coordinating travel for every team and makes all necessary arrangements for home and away contests, including scheduling officials and transportation. Along with Stacey Peet, she helps manage the day-to-day operations of the athletic department.

Stacey Peet Administrative Assistant Stacey Peet is in her 13th year as administrative assistant to the athletic department. She has several duties, including managing the day-to-day operations of the department. She also acts as the athletic department’s business manager. Peet, a well-known face on campus, is often seen singing the national anthem at many of the men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, and men’s ice hockey home games.

Tony Bonvechio ’10 Sports Information Intern Tony Bonvechio ’10 joins Saint Michael’s in the role of sports information intern for the 2010-11 academic year. He will assist with all public and media relations facets for the College’s 21 varsity sports programs. Bonvechio, a journalism and mass communications major with a 3.2 GPA, played baseball at Saint Michael’s for two years (and at Southern New Hampshire University for one season). As a senior in 2010, he led the Purple Knights with three home runs and a .472 slugging percentage while serving as the squad’s primary catcher.

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Facilities Since 1990, Doc Jacobs Field (left) has been home to Saint Michael’s baseball team, one of the finest playing surfaces in New England. The field is part of the Doc Jacobs Complex, which is also home to the Purple Knights’ soccer, field hockey, lacrosse and softball teams. The centerpiece of the facility is the Christopher Duffy Artificial Turf Field, a synthetic turf playing surface dedicated in October of 2005. The field, used by lacrosse, soccer and field hockey, was made possible due to a generous lead gift by John and Kathleen Duffy, parents of Kevin Duffy ’03, in honor of Kevin’s older brother, Christopher, who died during the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

The Saint Michael’s basketball teams and women’s volleyball team play in the Ross Sports Center, which was renovated in the summer of 2001. A new state-of-theart floor was put down to replace the previous one that existed since the building opened in 1973. The gym has been named “The Taj Mahal of the Northeast-10 Conference”, and is widely regarded as one of the finest facilities in the Northeast.

The Tarrant Recreation Center, named after the parents of former basketball All-American Rich Tarrant ’65, offers students indoor basketball, tennis, racquetball and squash courts. It also has a 1/8 mile suspended indoor track, and is where the baseball team practices during the winter.

The Ross Sports Center pool is home to the Purple Knights swimming and diving teams. The 25-yard, sixlane pool is also the home of Green Mountain Aquatics.

The Fitness Center provides a wide variety of cardiovascular and The Fitness Center provides a wide variety of cardiovascular and weight-training equipment, including free weights, for all Saint Michael’s students, alumni, faculty members and staff.


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