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General Information TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 ..............................Schedule, TOC, Credits, Quick Facts 2 ..............................................Head Coach Charlie Hickey 3 ...............................................................Assistant Coaches 4 ..........................................................................2011 Roster 5-11................................................................ Player Profiles 12 ....................................................................2010 Statistics 13-15...........................................................Baseball History 16-19....................... Central Connecticut State University 20-21............................................................CCSU Athletics 22 ............................................................................ President 23 ....................................................... Director of Athletics 24 .............................................The Northeast Conference 25-26.....................................................................Academics 27 ..............................................Strength and Conditioning 28 ...............................................................Athletic Training

QUICK FACTS

Location............................................................... New Britain, CT Founded.................................................................................... 1849 Enrollment ............................................................................ 12,000 President........................................................... Dr. John W. Miller Athletic Director .............................................. Paul Schlickmann Colors........................................................................ Blue & White Nickname ..................................................................... Blue Devils Conference ......................................................................Northeast 2010 Record ............................................................................33-23 2010 Conference Record/Finish ............................ 18-14/Third 2010 Postseason .....Win NEC Tournament/NCAA Regionals Head Coach (Alma Mater)....Charlie Hickey (Connecticut ‘87) Record at Central ................................... 315-251-4/12th Season Career Record ......................................... 421-312-4/15th Season Assistant Coaches................. Paul LaBella, Jim Ziogas, Pat Hall Office Phone.......................................................... (860) 832-3074 Facility...........................................................CCSU Baseball Field Sports Information Director................................. Tom Pincince Office Phone.......................................................... (860) 832-3089 Office Fax............................................................... (860) 832-3084 Email .............................................................. pincincet@ccsu.edu Blue Devil Hotline .............................................(860) 832-BLUE

CREDITS

The 2011 Central Connecticut baseball media guide was written, designed and edited by Thomas Pincince, Assistant AD/SID. Photography by Steve McLaughlin, Nick Kosloski, Bob Wessman and Steve Slade.

2011 BASEBALL SCHEDULE

Date Mar. 5 Mar. 9 Mar. 12 Mar. 12 Mar. 13 Mar. 14 Mar. 15 Mar. 16 Mar. 18 Mar. 19 Mar. 20 Mar. 23 Mar. 25 Mar. 26 Mar. 27 Mar. 29 Apr. 1 Apr. 2 Apr. 3 Apr. 6 Apr. 8 Apr. 9 Apr. 10 Apr. 12 Apr. 15 Apr. 16 Apr. 17 Apr. 19 Apr. 21 Apr. 22 Apr. 23 Apr. 27 Apr. 29 Apr. 30 May 1 May 4 May 6 May 7 May 8 May 11 May 13 May 14 May 15 May 19-21

Opponent at Navy (DH) HARTFORD vs. George Washington vs. Binghamton vs. Binghamton vs. George Washington YALE YALE BRYANT* BRYANT (DH)* BRYANT* at Albany at Wagner* at Wagner (DH)* at Wagner* at Rhode Island at Monmouth* at Monmouth (DH)* at Monmouth* IONA MOUNT ST. MARY’S* MOUNT ST. MARY’S (DH)* MOUNT ST. MARY’S* HOLY CROSS at Fairfield at Fairfield FAIRFIELD MASSACHUSETTS FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON* FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON (DH)* FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON* CONNECTICUT at Quinnipiac* at Quinnipiac (DH)* at Quinnipiac* at Boston College SACRED HEART* SACRED HEART (DH)* SACRED HEART* NORTHEASTERN at Long Island* at Long Island (DH)* at Long Island* NEC TOURNAMENT Dodd Stadium, Norwich, CT

HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS * Denotes NEC game

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Head Coach

CHARLIE HICKEY Head Coach • 12th Season • Connecticut ’87

Overall Year-by-Year

Head coach Charlie Hickey begins his 12th season at the helm of PROVIDENCE COLLEGE the Central Connecticut State University baseball program. In his 1997: 26-23 previous 11 seasons, the Blue Devils have won four Northeast 1998: 31-22 Conference titles, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament is each of 1999: 49-16 (NCAA) those seasons. Their most recent title came in 2010, when the Blue Devils CENTRAL CONNECTICUT 2000: 17-31-1 put together the most productive offense season in school history, on 2001: 30-22 their way to a 33-23 record. The Blue Devils won their fourth NEC 2002: 34-23 (NEC Champions, NCAA) title in 2010, advancing to the NCAA Regional that was held in nearby Norwich, CT. Central batted a 2003: 31-17-2 (NEC Champions, NCAA) school-record .341 as a team in 2010, good for first in the NEC and 12th in the country. Senior Sean 2004: 41-17-1(NEC Champions, NCAA) Allaire was named the NEC Player of the Year after batting .426 and matching the school-record with 2005: 19-28 100 hits on the season. Central also set school records for runs scored (472), hits (679), batting average 2006: 33-18 (.341), home runs (70) and runs batted in (441). With an 18-14 mark in the NEC the Blue Devils 2007: 26-26 earned the third seed in the NEC Tournament. After dropping the second game of the weekend, 2008: 25-24 Central won three straight, including two over top-seed Sacred Heart, to win their fourth NEC title in 2009: 26-22 the last nine years. The 33 wins marked the fifth straight season, and the ninth time in 11 years that 2010: 33-23 (NEC Champsions, NCAA) Hickey’s team won 25 or more games. Central placed five players on the First Team All-Conference Total: 421-312-4 (14 Seasons) squad following the season, the most of any team in the league. The five All-Conference picks gives Hickey 42 All-Conference players in his 11 years at Milestone Victories CCSU. He has also produced three Players of the Year (Tim D’Aquila in 2003, Keith Stegbauer in First career win: 2004, Allaire in 2010), one Pitcher of the Year (Barry Hertzler in 2003) and two Rookies of the Year March 1, 1997 - Providence 7, Davidson 3 (Phil Rothkugel in 2002 and D’Aquila in 2001). Two years ago the Blue Devils finished with a 26-22 overall record, and a 16-11 mark in 50th career win: April 18, 1998 - Providence 7, Georgetown 0 NEC play. They earned the third seed in the NEC Tournament which was held in New Britain. In 2007 the Blue Devils finished fourth in the conference with a 14-14 league record but 100th career win: advanced to the NEC Tournament title game. They fell to Monmouth, 7-1, in the last game of the May 15, 1999 - Providence 7, Villanova 4 tournament. It marked their fifth trip to the NEC Championship game in six seasons. They finished 150th career win: the season with a 26-26 overall record. May 8, 2001 – CCSU 11, Northeastern 10 In 2006 the Blue Devils were once again at the top of the NEC, winning the regular season championship with a 16-7 conference mark and advancing to their fourth NEC Championship game 200th career win: April 10, 2003 – CCSU 5, Pace 2 in five seasons. CCSU lost in the finals to Sacred Heart and finished the season with a 33-18 record, marking the fifth time in six years that they finished with at least 30 victories. For his team’s efforts 250th career win: during the 2006 season, Hickey was named the NEC Coach of the Year for the third time. The 33 May 2, 2004 - CCSU 12, Monmouth 2 wins were the most in the conference, and CCSU posted a league-best 17-8 record at home. 300th career win: Hickey and the Blue Devils have been one of the most dominant teams in the NEC over April 29, 2006 - CCSU 8, Fairleigh Dickinson 3 the last 10 seasons. During that stretch, Central Connecticut has won 297 games, four conference titles and averaged just under 30 wins per season. Included in that stretch are four consecutive 30-win 350th career win: April 19, 2008 - CCSU 16, Long Island 3 seasons from 2001-04, culminated by a school-record 41 wins in the 2004 season. The 2004 season marked the first time in school history that the team had won 30 or more games for four straight 400th career win: seasons. April 17, 2010 - CCSU 8, Sacred Heart 7 In his 11 seasons Hickey has posted a 166-104 record in NEC action. During that time Central Connecticut has posted a 315-251-4 overall record. Entering the 2011 season his record stands at 421-312-4 in 14 total seasons at Providence and Central Connecticut. Under Hickey, the Blue Devils set a then school-record in 2002 with 34 wins and made the program’s first trip to the NCAA Division I Tournament. Hickey and the Blue Devils repeated their NEC tournament title in 2003 and also grabbed the NEC regular season title with a 19-6 conference record. In 2004 Hickey and the Blue Devils brought the program to a new level. The team posted a 41-17-1 record, setting a school record for wins in a season (41), conference wins in a season (20) and after losing the first game in the NEC Tournament won four-straight tournament games to claim its third-straight conference title and NCAA Tournament bid. Hickey came to the Blue Devils following a successful three-year stint at Providence College, where he finished with a record of 106-61. Providence discontinued its baseball program following the 1999 season. During his final season with the Friars, Hickey guided Providence to its first Big East Tournament title since 1992 and its first NCAA regional appearance since 1995. Providence finished second in the Tallahassee Regional to host Florida State. Under Hickey’s tutelage, the Friars set 18 school records and 10 individual records that season, most notably, winning a school and New England-record 49 games. Hickey has also been an assistant coach for Cotuit Kettleers (1992-94) in the prestigious Cape Cod Summer League. He had the opportunity to coach former Friar and Boston Red Sox player Lou Merloni and has also coached future major leaguers John McDonald, Jermaine Allensworth and Brian Simmons. Hickey was the head coach of the Eastern Tides of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in the summer of 1996. He has coached both baseball and football at the high school level.

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Assistant Coaches

JIM ZIOGAS

Assistant Coach • 10th Season

Ziogas begins his 10th year as an assistant coach for the Blue Devils. Prior to joining the Blue Devils, Ziogas was the head coach of the Bristol Seicheprey American Legion Post No. 2 team for nine seasons (1994-2002). He guided the team to a state championship in his first season, turning a team that went 15-15 before his arrival into a 46-11 team that won zone and state championships. In his nine seasons, the team compiled a record of 307-91 and advanced to the final four of the 1997 Legion World Series after winning the state championship and six zone titles. More than 35 of his players went on to play college baseball. In November of 2002, Ziogas became the first and only former player or coach to have his uniform retired by the Post, which he played for from 1968-71. Ziogas played baseball and graduated from Springfield College. He is a member of the Bristol Hall of Fame and the Hartford Twilight League Hall of Fame. Ziogas resides in Bristol with his wife, Roseanne.

PAUL LABELLA Assistant Coach • 12th Season

LaBella is starting his 12th season on the Blue Devil coaching staff. He will work closely with the infielders and all hitters. LaBella brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the staff. He has coached at various levels throughout his career, including coaching several Middletown American Legion State Championship teams. He has also coached at the University of Hartford. LaBella is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College. He resides in Middletown with his wife, Susan, and two children, Kate and Luke.

PAT HALL Assistant Coach • Third Season

Hall begins his third season as an assistant coach with the Blue Devils. Prior to coming to New Britain he was an assistant coach at Fairfield University for four seasons. At Fairfield he was responsible for the pitching staff, camps, fundraising and the recruitment of student-athletes. Prior to Fairfield, he spent four years as the pitching coach at the University of Bridgeport. Hall is a graduate of the University of Bridgeport where he earned a bachelor’s degree in human services. He captained the 1998 Purple Knight squad and was also the captain and All-New England selection on the 1995 Housatonic Community College team that went to the Junior College World Series. In the summer of 2008, Hall was the head coach of the 15-U Connecticut Blue Jays team that won the AAU National Championship in Orlando, FL. He was inducted into the Team Connecticut Baseball Hall of Fame in 2008. Hall resides in Bristol with his wife, Beth Ellen, and their two daughters, Kaylee and Ryleigh.

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Roster

2011 Central Connecticut Baseball Roster No. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20 21 22 24 25 26 28 29 30 32 33 34 36 37 38 39 40 42

Name Tyler Casserta Connor Hoagland JP Sportman Brett Rosenblum Dylan DelaCruz Anthony Turgeon Jake Matuszak Mitch Wells Roy Natoli AJ Lowers Sean Miller-Jones Harry Glynne Andy Lalli Jason Foster Jack Greenhouse Chris Renzoni Tyler McIntyre Nick Neumann Josh Ingham Todd Savatsky John Simonelli Donny Crook Nick Boyd Dave Krasnowiecki Pat Epps Normand Gosselin Jesse Frawley Eric Hewitt Danny Hickey Tom Coughlin Corey Armstrong Jeff Buck Nate Sturgis

Yr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. So. Fr. So. Fr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

Pos. OF IF/OF IF OF IF IF OF IF P C IF P IF P P P/OF IF P IF/P P P P P P IF/OF P/OF P IF C P P C P

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

Ht. 6-0 6-1 5-8 6-0 6-0 6-0 5-8 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-8 6-0 6-2 6-1 5-10 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-3 5-10 6-0 6-2 6-3 6-2 6-2 6-3 5-9 6-0 6-1 5-10 6-3

Wt. 195 195 170 180 205 180 175 190 200 180 180 200 225 180 180 220 235 175 190 200 195 190 225 185 225 200 210 220 195 215 190 190 195

Hometown/Previous School Stratford, CT/Bunnell Granville, NY/Granville Schenectady, NY/LaSalle Merrick, NY/Calhoun East Lyme, CT/St. Bernard Mystic, CT/Fitch Berlin, CT/Avery Point East Haddam, CT/Xavier Rockville Centre, NY/South Side Newington, CT/Manchester CC Centerville, MA/Barnstable Hamden, CT/Vermont Lakeville, MA/Coyle & Cassidy Shelton, CT/Shelton Orange, CT/Amity Regional Oxford, CT/Seymour Bristol, CT/Avery Point Middletown, CT/Middletown Hudson, NY/Ichabod Crane Stamford, CT/Stamford Bethel, CT/Bethel Meriden, CT/Platt Wappinger Falls, NY/John Jay Cranston, RI/CCRI Waterford, CT/Waterford Quebec City, Quebec/Monroe College Bethel, CT/Bethel Middlefield, CT/Coginchaug Cromwell, CT/Xavier Portland, CT/Xavier Rocky Hill, CT/Rocky Hill Madison, CT/Daniel Hand Gorham, ME/Gorham

Head Coach: 9 - Charlie Hickey Assistant Coaches: Paul Labella, Jim Ziogas, Pat Hall

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Player Profiles

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PAT EPPS

NORMAND GOSSELIN

Year.............................................Senior Position .....................................IF/OF Height/Weight.......................6-3/225 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ................. Waterford, CT Last School......................... Waterford

Year.............................................Senior Position ....................Pitcher/Outfield Height/Weight.......................6-2/200 Bats/Throws..................... Left/Right Hometown ......Quebec City, Quebec Last School...............Monroe College

2010: Named First Team All-Conference...Set school-records with 18 home runs and 73 runs batted in...Had 92 hits and batted .418...Had 38 extra-base hits...On-base percentage of .502 led the team...Scored teamhigh 66 runs...Played and started all 56 games...Set school-record with 25 career home runs...Top-10 all-time entering the season in career hits, home runs, RBI, total bases and batting average. 2009: Named First Team All-Conference...Finished fourth on the team in batting with a .346 average...Had 63 hits, the second-highest total on the team...Led the team with 51 RBI...Had 17 extra-base hits...Scored 41 runs, the third-highest total on the team...Played and started all 48 games. 2008: Named Second Team All-Conference...Led the team batting .319 with 51 hits in 160 at-bats...Scored 25 runs and drove in 22...Tied for the team lead with four home runs...Started 44 of 47 games played. Before Central: Batted .450 with 18 doubles at Waterford High as a senior...Named All-State by the Coaches, the New Haven Register and the Hartford Courant...Three-time AllArea selection...Two-year captain. Personal: Born March 5, 1989...Son of James and Maureen Epps...Major is physical education.

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2010: Batted .290 with 31 hits in 107 at-bats...Started 30 of 36 games played...Had a pair of home runs and drove in 17 runs...Was 0-2 on the mound in five appearances. Before Central: Team most valuable player at Monroe College in 2007...Named All-District in that same year...Team won the gold medal at Candian Championship in 2008...Graduated from Carindal Roy High School in 2006. Personal: Born February 11, 1989...Son of Pierre Gosselin...Major is marketing.

DAVE KRASNOWIECKI

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Year.............................................Senior Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-2/185 Bats/Throws....................... Left/Left Hometown .................... Cranston, RI Last School.................................CCRI

2010: Pitched a team-high 80 innings and posted a 4.84 ERA on the year...Team-best seven wins, and finished 7-3...Made 14 appearances, 12 starts...Struck out 57 batters and walked 29...Allowed just 43 earned runs and 90 hits...Had five complete games. Before Central: Played at the Community College of Rhode Island and the University of North Carolina Wesleyan before coming to New Britain...Team won the regional championship at CCRI in 2009...Named one of the top-20 junior college pitchers in the nation in his final year...Graduated from Cranston East High School in 2007. Personal: Born March 15, 1989...Son of Michael Krasnowiecki and Ann Marie Fallon...Major is accounting.

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Player Profiles

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SEAN MILLER-JONES

JASON FOSTER

Year.............................................Senior Position ......................................Infield Height/Weight.......................5-8/180 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ............... Centerville, MA Last School.........................Barnstable

Year............................................. Junior Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-1/180 Bats/Throws....................... Left/Left Hometown ......................Shelton, CT Last School..............................Shelton

2010: Batted .313 with 67 hits in 214 at-bats...Started 52 of 54 games played at second base...Scored 56 runs, the third-highest total on the team...Had 15 extra-base hits, including three home runs and 12 doubles...Drove in 34 runs. 2009: Played in just one game before an injury ended his season. 2008: Started all 46 games played...Had 38 hits, including seven extra-base hits and one home run...Scored 21 runs and drove in 19...Batted .244. 2007: Redshirted the 2007 season. Before Central: Played for four seasons at Barnstable High School, one season with current Blue Devil Richie Tri...Named All-Cape as a junior and senior...Won league batting title as a senior...Team captain and All-League selection as a senior. Personal: Born July 3, 1987...Son of Mark and Maureen Miller-Jones...Major is excercise science.

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2010: Pitched 54.2 innings, the second-highest total on the team...Posted a 3-3 record and a 6.75 ERA on the year...Struck out 32 batters and gave up just 19 extra-base hits...Started 10 of his 13 appearances. 2009: Made eight appearances and pitched 13.0 innings...Had a 5.54 ERA...Posted a record of 0-1...Struck out eight batters and allowed eight earned runs. 2008: Redshirted the 2008 season. Before Central: Team captain in his senior season at Shelton High School...Also played basketball for two seasons...Named to school’s Academic Honor Roll from 2003-07. Personal: Born March 14, 1989...Son of Jeff and Maureen Foster...Major is finance.

SEAN MILLER-JONES

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JASON FOSTER


Player Profiles DANNY HICKEY HARRY GLYNNE

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Year............................................. Junior Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-0/190 Bats/Throws....................... Left/Left Hometown .................... Hamden, CT Last School........................... Vermont

2010: Made 12 appearances and five starts in his first season with the Blue Devils...Pitched 34.1 innings and struck out 16...Posted a 1-2 record. Before Central: Pitched last season at the University of Vermont...Three-year AllLeague and two-time All-New England selection at Kent School...Captain and team most valuable player as a senior...Played for the German National Team (U21) in the European Championships in Spain. Personal: Born June 3, 1990...Son of John and Andrea Glynne...Major is international business.

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Year............................................. Junior Position ....................................Catcher Height/Weight.......................5-9/195 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown .................. Cromwell, CT Last School................................Xavier

2010: Batted .216 with 22 hits in 102 at-bats...Started 33 of his 43 games played...Had three home runs and 16 runs batted in on the year...Scored 15 runs. 2009: Saw action in 13 games, making one start...Had a hit and an RBI. Before Central: Twice named All-Area...Named All-Conference as a senior...Batted .420 as a junior and .330 as a senior...Also lettered and was All-Area in football. Personal: Born April 17, 1990...Son of Jay and Kathy Hickey...Major is business.

JACK GREENHOUSE

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Year............................................. Junior Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.....................5-10/180 Bats/Throws....................... Left/Left Hometown ...................... Orange, CT Last School................Amity Regional

DANNY HICKEY

2010: Led the Blue Devils with a 3.86 ERA...Had a 4-2 record...Pitched 39.2 innings...Saw action in nine games, making six starts...Struck out 21 and walked only five...Combined for a shutout and pitched one complete game. 2009: Saw action in seven games and pitched 8.1 innings...Had an ERA of 6.48...Had a 1-0 record...Allowed six earned runs. Before Central: Finished senior season 8-3 with a 1.42 earned run average...Team won state title in 2007 and advanced to finals in 2008...Named All-League as a senior and honorable mention All-State. Personal: Born February 13, 1990...Son of Norman and Sheila Greenhouse...Major is business.

ROY NATOLI

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Year............................................. Junior Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-1/200 Bats/Throws..................... Left/Right Hometown ..... Rockville Centre, NY Last School........................ South Side

2010: Made 19 appearances on the mound, pitching 20.2 innings and posting an ERA of 5.66...Had a 3-2 record and a pair of saves...Struck out 12 and allowed just seven extra-base hits. 2009: Played 11 games, starting one...Had an RBI and four runs scored. 2008: Redshirted the 2008 season. Before Central: Named team’s top offensive player as a junior and a senior at South Side High School. Personal: Born October 13, 1989...Son of Joe and Linda Natoli...Major is accounting.

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Player Profiles NATE STURGIS

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Year............................................. Junior Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-3/195 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ................... Gorham, ME Last School............................ Gorham

2010: Pitched 6.0 innings and saw action in four games...Had an ERA of 6.00...Struck out two batters. 2009: Saw action in two games and pitched 5.0 innings...Had a 5.40 ERA...Struck out two and made one start. Before Central: Named team’s most valuable player in New England High School Baseball Classic...Also played football, basketball and track in high school. Personal: Born February 16, 1990...Son of Matthew and Jennifer Sturgis...Major is communication.

MITCH WELLS

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Year............................................. Junior Position ......................................Infield Height/Weight.....................5-10/190 Bats/Throws..................... Left/Right Hometown ........... East Haddam, CT Last School................................Xavier

2010: First Team All-Conference at third base...Fourth on the team in batting with a .369 average...Had 80 hits in 217 at-bats...Scored 55 runs, the fourthhighest total on the team...Had eight home runs and 45 runs batted in...Had 31 extra-base hits and an on-base percentage of .448. 2009: Batted .299 and started 46 of his 47 games played...Had five extra-base hits, including one home run...Scored 31 runs and drove in 21...Had 46 hits. Before Central: Named All-Conference and All-Area as a junior and a senior...Named Second Team All-State...Named team’s most valuable player as a senior...Team won division championship three straight seasons. Personal: Born December 4, 1989...Son of David and Lauren Wells...Major is physical education.

MITCH WELLS

TYLER CASERTA

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Year................................... Sophomore Position .................................. Outfield Height/Weight.......................6-0/185 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ....................Stratford, CT Last School..............................Bunnell

2010: Saw action in 28 games for the Blue Devils, mostly as a pinch-runner or a defensive replacement...Scored six runs and drove in one. Before Central: Earned letters in football, basketball and baseball...First Team All-Conference in baseball...Led Bunnell to its first-ever conference title...American Legion All-Star. Personal: Born March 7, 1990...Son of Pacifica Caserta...Major is business.

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DONNY CROOK

CHRIS RENZONI

Year................................ Sophomore Position ................................. Pitcher Height/Weight................. 5-10/190 Bats/Throws............... Right/Right Hometown ................. Meriden, CT Last School................................Platt

Year................................... Sophomore Position ....................Pitcher/Outfield Height/Weight.......................6-0/220 Bats/Throws....................... Left/Left Hometown ...................... Oxford, CT Last School............................Seymour

2010: Made six appearances...Pitched 8.0 innings and struck out four batters. Before Central: Posted a four-year record of 11-10 with an ERA under three...Had 73 strikeouts in 65 innings as a senior...Was 6-2 in his final season at Platt. Personal: Born August 5, 1991...Son of Donald and Jean Crook...Major is accounting.

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2010: Had 10 hits and drove in 10 runs in 23 appearances...Made eight starts...Made five appearances on the mound, pitching 8.0 innings....Struck out five and was 2-0 on the year. Before Central: Twice named All-State at Seymour...Named most valuable player of the league tournament...Named All-League and All-Valley. Personal: Born February 28, 1990...Son of George and Lisa Renzoni...Major is construction management.

ANDY LALLI

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Year................................... Sophomore Position ......................................Infield Height/Weight.......................6-2/225 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ...................Lakeville, MA Last School.............. Coyle & Cassidy

2010: Saw action in 28 games, starting 12...Had seven hits, including a double and a home run...Drove in four runs and scored nine. Before Central: Four-time All-League selection at Coyle & Cassidy...League most valuable player as a senior...Captain in 2009...Batted over .600 as a senior. Personal: Born September 18, 1990...Son of Ken and Kathy Lalli...Major is construction management.

TODD SAVATSKY

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Year................................... Sophomore Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-2/200 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ...................Stamford, CT Last School...........................Stamford

2010: Redshirted the 2010 season. 2009: Saw action in eight games and pitched 21.0 innings...Was 0-2...Made four starts. Before Central: Twotime All-Conference selection at Stamford High School...Team made it to the semifinals of the state tournament as a junior and senior. Personal: Born July 2, 1990...Son of James and Nelli Savatsky...Major is MIS.

NICK NEUMANN

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ANTHONY TURGEON

Year................................... Sophomore Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-2/175 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown .............. Middletown, CT Last School......................Middletown

2010: Made 15 appearances including one start...Posted a 1-1 record...pitched 25.0 innings and struck out 17. Before Central: All-Area selection as a senior at Middletown High School...Also named All-Conference as a senior...Earned his team’s most improved award. Personal: Born April 26, 1991...Son of Wayne and Michelle Neumann...Major is criminology.

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Year.......................................Freshman Position ......................................Infield Height/Weight.......................6-0/180 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ........................Mystic, CT Last School.................................. Fitch

2010: Redshirted the season. Before Central: Team most valuable player and captain as a senior...Named All-State...Three-time All-Conference and two-time All-Area selection. Personal: Born April 5, 1991...Son of Keith and Anne Marie Turgeon...Major is undecided.

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Player Profiles COREY ARMSTRONG

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Year.......................................Freshman Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-1/190 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown .................Rocky Hill, CT Last School........................ Rocky Hill

DYLAN DELACRUZ

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Year.......................................Freshman Position ......................................Infield Height/Weight.......................6-0/205 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown .................East Lyme, CT Last School....................... St. Bernard

NICK BOYD

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Year.......................................Freshman Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-0/225 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ...... Wappinger Falls, NY Last School.............................John Jay

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JEFF BUCK

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Year.......................................Freshman Position ....................................Catcher Height/Weight.....................5-10/190 Bats/Throws..................... Left/Right Hometown .................... Madison, CT Last School.................... Daniel Hand

TOM COUGHLIN

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JESSE FRAWLEY Year.......................................Freshman Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-2/210 Bats/Throws....................... Left/Left Hometown ........................ Bethel, CT Last School................................Bethel

ERIC HEWETT

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Year.......................................Freshman Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-0/215 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown .................... Portland, CT Last School................................Xavier

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Year.......................................Freshman Position ......................................Infield Height/Weight.......................6-3/220 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ............... Middlefield, CT Last School...................... Coginchaug


Player Profiles CONNOR HOAGLUND

2

Year.......................................Freshman Position .................... Infield/Outfield Height/Weight.......................6-1/195 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown .................. Granville, NY Last School...........................Granville

TYLER MCINTYRE

21

Year............................................. Junior Position ......................................Infield Height/Weight.......................6-4/235 Bats/Throws..................... Left/Right Hometown ........................Bristol, CT Last School...................... Avery Point

JOSH INGHAM

24

Year.......................................Freshman Position .......................Infield/Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-0/190 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown .................... Hudson, NY Last School................. Ichabod Crane

26

AJ LOWERS

12

Year............................................. Junior Position ....................................Catcher Height/Weight.....................5-10/180 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ................Newington, CT Last School................Manchester CC

Year.......................................Freshman Position .....................................Pitcher Height/Weight.......................6-3/195 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ........................ Bethel, CT Last School................................Bethel

JP SPORTMAN

3

JAKE MATUSZAK

7

JOHN SIMONELLI

Year............................................. Junior Position .................................. Outfield Height/Weight.......................5-8/175 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown .........................Berlin, CT Last School...................... Avery Point

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Year.......................................Freshman Position ......................................Infield Height/Weight.......................5-8/170 Bats/Throws...................Right/Right Hometown ............. Schenectady, NY Last School...............................LaSalle


Statistics 2010 Northeast Conference Tournament Champions 2010 Central Connecticut Baseball Final Record 33-23, Overall 18-14 StatisticsNEC for Central Connecticut (as of Mar 25, 2011) (All games Sorted by Batting avg)

Record: 33-23 Home: 14-7 Away: 13-13 Neutral: 6-3 NEC: 18-14 Player

avg gp-gs 56-56 56-56 53-51 56-56 56-56 4-0 43-39 54-52 53-53 36-30 23-8 12-1 43-33 28-12 28-1 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

235 220 194 217 216 3 151 214 218 107 44 9 102 43 14 2 0 0 0

65 100 66 92 46 74 55 80 48 79 0 1 34 48 56 67 39 65 23 31 4 10 5 2 15 22 9 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

22 14 15 21 13 0 6 12 19 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

Totals

.3 4 1

56

1989

472

679

134

22

Opponents

.3 2 4

56

1906

392

618

131

18

ALLAIRE, Sean EPPS, Pat TRI, Richie WELLS, Mitch MEADE, Tommy BUSCEMI, Angelo ZAROTNEY, Kyle MILLER-JONES, Sean SCIALDONE, Anthony GOSSELIN, Normand RENZONI, Chris ROSENBLUM, Brett HICKEY, Danny LALLI, Andy CASSERTA, Tyler POPPE, Wes NUEMANN, Nick MARKOYA, Dan NATOLI, Roy

.426 .418 .381 .369 .366 .333 .318 .313 .298 .290 .227 .222 .216 .163 .071 .000 .000 .000 .000

ab

r

h

2b 3b hr

6 13 5 18 2 6 2 8 4 10 0 0 0 4 0 3 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

rbi

73 73 39 45 56 0 32 34 40 17 10 1 16 4 1 0 0 0 0

tb 173 170 111 129 130

slg%

bb hp

so gdp

ob%

0 10-11 0 2-3 6 2-3 0 2-2 1 4-4 0 0-0 1 1-2 0 3-6 4 2-3 2 5-5 0 1-1 0 0-0 7 0-0 0 0-0 0 1-1 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0

po a 108 110 6 200 106 4 46 114 343 31 0 0 111 5 99 136 48 78 51 7 9 0 5 0 165 21 67 13 8 1 0 1 2 7 5 3 1 5

e 12 4 2 14 3 0 4 6 14 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 1 0

fld% .948 .981 .982 .920 .992 .000 .967 .975 .900 .983

1 66 88 89 43 17 3 35 11 1 0 0 0 0

23 34 17 24 23 0 6 29 17 15 7 4 5 9 2 0 0 0 1

9 6 3 8 6 0 9 3 7 1 0 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0

20 40 27 35 39 2 28 27 32 18 10 2 18 10 6 0 0 0 0

5 2 0 1 6 0 5 3 3 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

1.000

5 1 4 1 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0

70

441 1067

.5 3 6

216

60

314

34

.4 1 8

22

21

33-41

1386

596

71

.9 6 5

45

364

.4 8 3

179

47

278

33

.3 9 0

30

30

74-95

1374

576

68

.9 6 6

920

.485 .506 .431 .448 .434 .333 .377 .402 .366 .379 .333 .462 .250 .379 .235 .000 .000 .000

sf sh sb-att

.736 .773 .572 .594 .602 .333 .437 .411 .408 .402 .386 .333 .343 .256 .071 .000 .000 .000 .000

1.000 1.000

.984 .976 1.000

1.000

.900 .889 1.000

LOB - Team (464), Opp (416). DPs turned - Team (48), Opp (46). CI - Team (2), HICKEY 1, ALLAIRE 1, Opp (2). IBB - Team (8), EPPS 4, ALLAIRE 2, WELLS 1, SCIALDONE 1, Opp (5). Picked off - ALLAIRE 3, MILLER-JONES 3, MEADE 1, TRI 1, ZAROTNEY 1, WELLS 1.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg) Player

GREENHOUSE, Jack WHITE, Donny KRASNOWIECKI, Dave NATOLI, Roy STURGIS, Nate DRAG, Derek GLYNNE, Harry FOSTER, Jason ZAROTNEY, Kyle MEADE, Tommy RIEMER, Mike MARKOYA, Dan NUEMANN, Nick RIORDAN, Tyler RENZONI, Chris GOSSELIN, Normand CROOK, Donny

era

3.86 4.05 4.84 5.66 6.00 6.23 6.55 6.75 6.75 7.58 7.88 8.31 9.00 9.23 10.12 11.05 12.38

w-l

4-2 4-1 7-3 3-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 3-3 0-0 3-2 0-0 2-1 1-1 3-4 2-0 0-2 0-0

app gs

cg

sho

9 6 19 1 14 12 19 0 4 0 14 0 12 5 13 10 6 0 9 9 7 0 11 8 15 1 13 3 5 0 5 1 6 0

1 0 5 0 0 0 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 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0 0/0 0/0

sv

0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

39.2 26.2 80.0 20.2 6.0 21.2 34.1 54.2 8.0 48.2 8.0 39.0 25.0 26.1 8.0 7.1 8.0

ip

52 27 90 25 7 33 47 66 10 73 9 59 41 36 13 18 12

h

22 16 49 14 4 18 28 42 6 47 9 48 29 29 10 10 11

r

17 12 43 13 4 15 25 41 6 41 7 36 25 27 9 9 11

er

bb

5 15 29 10 3 5 11 26 3 10 3 22 14 12 4 2 5

21 24 57 12 2 16 16 32 7 26 2 18 17 16 5 3 4

so

16 9 20 5 0 4 6 15 3 15 2 13 5 8 4 4 2

2b

3b

hr

b/avg

0 2 4 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 3 1 0 0 1 1

1 3 5 1 1 3 5 4 0 8 2 4 4 2 0 0 2

.310 .276 .291 .298 .304 .359 .331 .306 .313 .343 .300 .360 .363 .313 .342 .486 .375

wp hp bk sfa sha

5 3 9 0 0 3 2 10 1 0 3 6 5 4 6 0 4

1 1 7 3 1 3 4 3 0 7 2 4 6 3 2 0 0

2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

4 4 4 0 0 1 3 4 0 1 1 5 1 0 0 2 0

0 4 3 1 0 2 2 6 0 4 0 2 1 2 0 1 2

Totals

6 .6 4

33-23

56

56

8

1/1

5

462.0

618

392

341

179

278

131

18

45

.3 2 4

61

47

8

30

30

Opponents

8 .0 6

23-33

56

56

5

0/0

10

458.0

679

472

410

216

314

134

22

70

.3 4 1

54

60

4

22

21

PB - Team (6), HICKEY 3, ALLAIRE 2, LALLI 1, Opp (6). Pickoffs - Team (10), HICKEY 3, KRASNOWIECKI 3, CROOK 1, GLYNNE 1, WHITE 1, NUEMANN 1, Opp (11). SBA/ATT - HICKEY (39-48), LALLI (18-21), ALLAIRE (17-20), KRASNOWIECKI (10-16), MARKOYA (10-13), MEADE (12-13), FOSTER (6-9), GLYNNE (6-8), NUEMANN (7-7), WHITE (4-6), GREENHOUSE (6-6), DRAG (3-5), RENZONI (3-3), RIORDAN (2-2), GOSSELIN (1-2), CROOK (1-2), STURGIS (1-1), NATOLI (1-1), RIEMER (1-1).

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Baseball History SINGLE SEASON RECORDS INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Most At Bats Most Plate Appearances Most Hits Most Doubles Most Triples Most Home Runs Most RBI Most Bases on Balls Most Stolen Bases Highest Batting Average Most Runs Scored Most Putouts Most Assists Lowest ERA Most Innings Pitched Most Appearances Most Complete Games

246 277 100 22 8 18 73 48 44 .457 80 421 176 0.82 95.0 24 9

Most Wins

9

Most Saves Most Strikeouts

9 112

Keith Stegbauer, 2004 Keith Stegbauer, 2004 Keith Stegbauer, 2004, Sean Allaire, 2010 Sean Allaire, 2010 Skip Jutze, 1966 Pat Epps, 2010 Sean Allaire, 2010, Pat Epps, 2010 Phil Rothkugel, 2004 Chuck Lane, 1991 Mike Sciortino, 1990 Keith Stegbauer, 2004 Phil Rothkugel, 2003 Keith Stegbauer, 2004 Bill Iovino, 1973 Jim Clarke, 2002 Mark Peterson, 2004; Evan Scribner, 2004 Adam Poturnicki 1999; Scott Martin 1999; Barry Hertzler 2003 Adam Poturnicki, 1999; Barry Hertzler, 2003; Scott Vitelli, 2004; Matt Gianini, 2006 Lewis Pappariella, 2002 Adam Poturnicki, 1999

Lewis Pappariella saved nine games in 2002.

TEAM RECORDS Most Wins Best W/L Percentage Most Runs (Season) Most Hits (Season) Highest Batting Avg. Most Home Runs Most RBI Lowest ERA Most Stolen Bases

41 .937 472 679 .341 70 441 1.28 109

2004 1969 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 1969 1991

YEAR-BY-YEAR CCSU BASEBALL RESULTS

Keith Stegbauer posted a school-record 100 hits in 246 at-bats in his senior season of 2004. He was voted the NEC Player of the Year. He was featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd section following his stand-out season.

1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941

4-2 6-2 5-2 5-1 6-3 4-1 6-0

1942-45 1946 1947 1948

War Years 6-2 Ed Creed 9-2 Ed Creed 9-2 Ed Creed (3 yrs, 24-6) 11-2 Hank Majlinger 12-1 Hank Majlinger 9-3 Hank Majlinger 17-4 Hank Majlinger 12-5 Hank Majlinger 12-4 Hank Majlinger 11-3 Hank Majlinger 11-3 Hank Majlinger 9-7 Hank Majlinger 9-8 Hank Majlinger 12-5 Hank Majlinger 9-7 Hank Majlinger 8-7 Hank Majlinger 12-3 Hank Majlinger 9-4 Hank Majlinger 17-4 Hank Majlinger 16-3 Hank Majlinger 15-3 Hank Majlinger 9-5 Hank Majlinger 9-5 Hank Majlinger 15-1 Hank Majlinger 14-7 Hank Majlinger 13-9 Hank Majlinger 11-11 Hank Majlinger 18-4 Hank Majlinger 9-7 Hank Majlinger 17-8 Hank Majlinger

1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975

Jim Kaiser Jim Kaiser Jim Kaiser Jim Kaiser Jim Kaiser Jim Kaiser Jim Kaiser (7 yrs, 36-11)

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1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Total

8-11 10-11 9-13

Hank Majlinger Hank Majlinger Hank Majlinger (30 yrs, 353-168) 8-14 Julian Wojtusik 10-13 Julian Wojtusik 6-12 Julian Wojtusik 9-17 Julian Wojtusik 10-14-1 Julian Wojtusik 9-14 Julian Wojtusik 11-21 Julian Wojtusik (7 yrs, 63-105-1) 15-14 George Redman 9-17 George Redman 21-12 George Redman 20-15 George Redman 25-14 George Redman 22-20-1 George Redman 19-22 George Redman 11-27 George Redman 17-23-1 George Redman 16-25 George Redman 17-25-1 George Redman 20-13 George Redman 24-22 George Redman 22-22-1 George Redman (14 yrs, 258-274-4) 17-31-1 Charlie Hickey 30-22 Charlie Hickey 34-23 Charlie Hickey 31-17-2 Charlie Hickey 41-17-1 Charlie Hickey 19-28 Charlie Hickey 33-18 Charlie Hickey 26-26 Charlie Hickey 25-24 Charlie Hickey 26-22 Charlie Hickey 33-23 Charlie Hickey (11 yrs, 315-251-4) 1,049-817-9 .562 winning pct.


Baseball History CAREER HITTING RECORDS BATTING AVERAGE (min. 225 AB) 1. Keith Stegbauer .388 2003-04 2. Danny Graham .374 1995-98 3. Mike Sciortino .371 1987-90 4. Pat Epps .367 2008-present 5. Jason Maule .362 1996-99 6. Phil Rothkugel .359 2002-04 7. Sean Allaire .358 2007-10 8. Tim D’Aquila .357 2001-04 9. Ken Vallone .353 1983-86 10. Rob Hosgood .352 2001-04 AT BATS 1. Tim D’Aquila 2. Rob Hosgood 3. Nick Macellaro 4. Richie Tri 5. Sean Allaire 6. Anthony Scialdone 7. Tommy Meade 8. Sean Salvatore 9. Jay Schillaci 10. Jason Maule 7. Phil Rothkugel 8. Matt Memoli 9. Jay Albert 10. Jay Landeen

806 788 684 679 646 641 629 580 573 572 565 560 559 540

2001-04 2001-04 2000-03 2006-10 2007-10 2007-10 2006-10 2004-07 2005-09 1996-99 2002-04 2003-07 1993-96 2000-02

HITS 1. Tim D’Aquila 2. Rob Hosgood 3. Sean Allaire 4. Nick Macellaro 5. Richie Tri 6. Pat Epps 7. Jason Maule 8. Phil Rothkugel 9. Tommy Meade 10. Anthony Scialdone

288 277 231 223 210 206 207 203 202 193

2001-04 2001-04 2007-10 2000-03 2006-10 2008-present 1996-99 2002-04 2006-10 2007-10

RUNS SCORED 1. Rob Hosgood 2. Tim D’Aquila 3. Jason Maule 4. Phil Rothkugel 5. Nick Macellaro 6. Keith Stegbauer Sean Salvatore 8. Danny Graham 9. Jay Schillaci 10. Casey Walko

201 181 177 134 131 126 126 115 112 110

2001-04 2001-04 1996-99 2002-04 2000-03 2003-04 2004-07 1995-98 2005-09 2006-09

RUNS BATTED IN 1. Tim D’Aquila 2. Rob Hosgood 3. Sean Allaire 4. Phil Rothkugel 5. Richie Tri Pat Epps 7. Anthony Scialdone 8. Danny Graham

185 169 161 149 132 132 122 120

2001-04 2001-04 2007-10 2002-04 2006-10 2008-present 2007-10 1995-98

9. Tommy Meade 10. Nick Macellaro

117 115

2006-10 2000-03

DOUBLES 1. Tim D’Aquila 2. Sean Allaire 3. Rob Hosgood 4. Richie Tri 5. Jay Albert Jay Schillaci 7. Nick Macellaro Danny Graham 9. Sean Salvatore Anthony Scialdone

51 50 48 43 42 42 40 40 37 37

2001-04 2007-10 2001-04 2006-10 1993-96 2005-09 2000-03 1995-98 2004-07 2007-10

TRIPLES 1. Rob Hosgood 2. Ken Vallone 3. Skip Jutze 4. Sean Allaire 5. Richie Zink Matt Memoli 7. Tim D’Aquila Bob Costantino Mark Marut Bill Montgomery Jak Kidd Jay Schillaci Richie Tri

18 15 13 11 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

2001-04 1983-86 1965-68 2007-10 1976-79 2003-07 2001-04 1968-71 1983-86 1972-74 2007-08 2005-09 2006-10

HOME RUNS 1. Pat Epps 2. Jamie Palemese 3. Rob Hosgood Phil Rothkugel 5. Danny Graham 6. Mark Marut Vin Rossy 8. Sean Allaire 9. Tommy Meade Richie Tri

25 23 22 22 22 20 20 17 16 16

2008-present 1996-97 2001-04 2002-04 1995-98 1983-86 1989-92 2007-10 2006-10 2006-10

TOTAL BASES 1. Rob Hosgood 2. Tim D’Aquila 3. Sean Allaire 4. Pat Epps 5. Phil Rothkugel 6. Richie Tri 7. Tommy Meade 8. Nick Macellaro 9. Danny Graham 10. Anthony Scialdone

427 392 354 326 316 315 294 279 276 256

2001-04 2001-04 2007-10 2008-present 2002-04 2006-10 2006-10 2000-03 1995-98 2007-10

7. Phil Rothkugel 8. Ken Vallone 9. Sean Allaire 10. Ted Nevins Rob Hosgood

.559 .551 .548 .542 .542

2002-04 1983-86 2007-10 1986-88 2001-04

STOLEN BASES 1. Jason Maule 2. Rob Hosgood 3. Chuck Lane 4. Bob Stefanik 5. Brad Muldoon

116 75 55 45 40

1996-99 2001-04 1990-91 1989-92 2003-04

Former Blue Devil Tim D’Aquila is the school’s alltime leader in at-bats, hits, runs batted in and doubles. He was the 2003 NEC Player of the Year as a junior.

SLUGGING PERCENTAGE (min. 225 AB) 1. Danny Graham .654 1995-98 2. Jamie Palemese .643 1996-97 3. Bill Montgomery .613 1972-74 4. Mark Marut .609 1983-86 5. Pat Epps .580 2008-present 6. Vin Rossy .571 1989-92 Rob Hosgood is the only player in NEC history to be named All-Conference in each of his four seasons.

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Baseball History CAREER PITCHING RECORDS ERA (min. 100 innings) 1. Gene Reilly 1.90 2. Rick Fusari 2.32 3. John Iovino 2.53 4. Barry Hertzler 3.11 5. Evan Scribner 3.34

INNINGS PITCHED 1. Adam Poturnicki 288.1 2. Evan Scribner 288.0 3. Matt Gianini 278.0 4. Jim Clarke 241.1 5. Ken Kerski 237.2

1964-66 1969-70 1973-75 2002-03 2004-07

WINS 1. Evan Scribner 2. Adam Poturnicki Matt Gianini 4. Jim Clarke 5. Ken Kerski

23 21 21 20 18

2004-07 1996-99 2005-08 2000-02 2006-09

COMPLETE GAMES 1. Adam Poturnicki 22 2. Matt Gianini 21 3. Evan Scribner 20 4. Jim Clarke 18 5. Paul Caccavale 17

1996-99 2005-08 2004-07 2000-02 1988-91

1996-99 2004-07 2005-08 2000-02 2006-09

SAVES 1. Evan Scribner 2. Lewis Pappariella 3. Mark Peterson 4. Adam Poturnicki 5. Kevin Burke Chris Piryk

14 9 8 6 4 4

2004-07 2001-04 2004-05 1996-99 1987-90 2000-02

SHUTOUTS 1. Adam Poturnicki Matt Gianini 3. Evan Scribner 4. Barry Hertzler 5. Jim Clarke Cleve Huggins Scott Martin

6 6 5 4 3 3 3

1996-99 2005-08 2004-07 2002-03 2000-01 1994-97 1996-99

STRIKEOUTS 1. Adam Poturnicki 2. Scott Martin 3. Evan Scribner 4. Matt Gianini 5. Rick Fusari

311 232 224 207 189

1996-99 1996-99 2004-07 2005-08 1969-70

Evan Scribner set school records for wins (23) and saves (14) in his four seasons at CCSU. He was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks following his senior season.

RICKY BOTTALICO Ricky Bottalico is the only player in Central Connecticut baseball history to have his number retired (27). The school retired his number on January 22, 2000. Following his career with the Blue Devils, Bottalico signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on July 21, 1991. In 2005, he appeared in 40 total games at the major league level, pitching 41.3 innings and posting a 4.54 earned run average. He posted a 2-2 record striking out 29 batters and allowing 43 hits on the year. Bottalico also saw action with the Pawtucket Red Sox, the AAA affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, pitching in six games, posting a 4.32 ERA in 8.1 innings. Bottalico made his major league debut during the 1994 season and was named to the National League All-Star team in 1996 as a member of the Phillies. In 1999, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals where he spent one season. Bottalico has also played for the Kansas City Royals, Arizona Diamondbacks and the New York Mets. In his career, Bottalico has 116 saves, a 3.99 earned run average and 575 strikeouts in 628.2 innings pitched.

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Start with a Dream. Whether you long to be an educator or aspire to a career in international business or state-ofthe-art technology, Central Connecticut State University in New Britain can help you realize your dream. CCSU offers a wealth of undergraduate and master’s-level programs. The recent introduction of the University’s first doctoral program (an Ed.D. in educational leadership) and a bachelor’s in mechanical engineering further expands learning opportunities. Those who wish to pursue their education on a part-time basis have access to the same nationally honored courses, taught by the same superb faculty, as their full-time peers. The proof of CCSU’s educational excellence is its distinguished and diverse alumni body, which features an impressively wide array of highly accomplished people --distinguished novelists, successful industrialists and corporate leaders, medical doctors, path-breaking inventors, award-winning teachers, and even NFL coaches. CCSU has more than 60,000 living alumni. Although 85 percent remain in Connecticut contributing to the state’s cultural and economic vitality, the University’s alumni are also to be found throughout the nation and around the globe. Whatever path they choose, CCSU alumni enjoy lives of accomplishment, personal satisfaction, and civic participation. Undergraduate Schools Graduates of the School of Arts and Sciences are well equipped for a lifetime of accomplishment, success – and learning. With nearly 100 academic programs in a wide variety of disciplines, the school helps students to think critically, communicate effectively, and readily assimilate new concepts and skills – essential abilities in today’s world. Committed to teaching as their first calling, CCSU professors are also award-winning scholars who involve students in collaborative research leading to co-authored publications or joint presentations. Many also serve as expert commentators for national, regional, and local news media – testament to the high regard in which they are held. School of Business Boasts “Real-World” Orientation Thanks to its real-world orientation, and to faculty members who bring real-life work experiences to class, School of Business students learn how to succeed in business long before they graduate. Many professors have worked in business and still serve as consultants – allowing them to offer students insights into current best practices and business issues. The school’s strong focus on international business prepares students to compete in global enterprise. And graduates of the school often go on to some of the finest MBA programs in the nation. School of Education and Professional Studies Has Long and Distinguished History The oldest public school of education in Connecticut, CCSU’s School of Education and Professional Studies has been preparing teachers and other educational leaders for more than 150 years. In the 21st century, CCSU is a leader in readying future teachers to make optimal use of technology; in fact, it was the only institution in the state to receive a prestigious $1 million federally funded PT3 grant to Prepare Teachers to Teach with Technology. The school also offers baccalaureate training for registered nurses. And its health fitness and athletic training programs have spawned trainers and coaches for high school, college, and professional sports teams.

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Finish with a Future! School of Engineering and Technology Is a State-Designated Center of Excellence Graduates of Connecticut’s only four-year public school of engineering and technology consistently land high-paying jobs right after college. As a state-designated “Center of Excellence,” the School of Engineering and Technology responds to industry needs by turning out highly prepared graduates who are eager to solve real-world problems. Taught by faculty who serve as researchers and consultants to engineering, construction, and high-tech firms, students benefit from application-oriented programs and access to state-of-the-art laboratories in robotics, engineering, biomolecular sciences, networking, computer electronics, and manufacturing. Its many academic programs, offered within an array of technological disciplines, meet current industry standards. Graduate Studies Program Offers Degrees in Many Disciplines From anesthesiology to TESOL, CCSU’s Graduate Studies Program grants master’s degrees in a wide variety of fields. Sixth-year teaching certificates, teacher certification, and non-degree professional certificates are also available. Among many other exceptional programs, Graduate Studies offers the world’s first completely online, university-based data-mining program and an Ed.D. in educational leadership. Where Our Students Pursue Their Dreams After Graduating As teachers, school counselors, principals, and superintendents, and as higher education academic advisors, career counselors, and administrators throughout Connecticut and New England. As business and technology professionals in such major companies as Aetna Financial, AIG, American Express, Blum Shapiro, Bristol Meyers, Chase Manhattan, CIGNA, Coopers Lybrand, ESPN, GE, Hamilton Sundstrand, Hartford Life, Johnson & Johnson, J. P. Morgan, Pfizer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Pratt & Whitney, Sikorsky Aircraft, Siemens Westinghouse, Travelers, Unilever, United Technologies, and Verizon. As marriage & family therapists at hospitals and community mental health agencies; as private counselors and psychotherapists; as mental health counselors at the Institute of Living, New Britain General Hospital, Wheeler Clinic, and Klingberg Family Clinic; as rehabilitation counselors with the State Bureau of Rehabilitation, Department of Veterans Affairs, and at insurance companies. And as students in some of the top professional and doctoral programs in the state and nation.

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CCSU Faculty Excel at Teaching and Research The faculty are the heart of CCSU. Professors are widely recognized for excellence in both teaching and scholarship. Many receive research funding from such prestigious sources as NASA, the Fulbright Program, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice, the National Science Foundation and the National Education Association. The education CCSU provides is distinguished by our professors, who work closely with students, challenging them and supporting them. Student learning is at the center of all we do. In keeping with this commitment, all classes are taught by professors, not teaching assistants. Exceptional academics, top-notch faculty. What else makes CCSU special? CCSU students also enjoy extensive study-abroad and international studies opportunities. The University’s Co-op program provides students with invaluable career-related work experiences plus the opportunity to make connections with potential employers. Annually, some 300 students in the University’s Co-op program are placed at over 200 Connecticut businesses, where they earn a total of $4 million. Some 65 percent of these students are offered permanent employment with their Co-op employers. As part of their educational programs, many CCSU students intern with local and area businesses and agencies. While students benefit from this opportunity to test classroom learning in the “real world,” business owners and agency directors benefit from student labor valued in the millions of dollars. On campus, the University offers students a wide range of cultural programming: from theatrical plays to stand-up comics, from outstanding jazz, choral, and instrumental music to world-renowned dancers, from painting, photography, and sculpture presentations to over 100 student clubs for nearly every student interest, from academics to sports. There is truly “always something to do at CCSU.” National “Leadership Institution” In recognition of its “innovative undergraduate education,” CCSU has been designated a “Leadership Institution” by the Association of American Colleges & Universities; it is one of only 16 institutions in the nation – and the only one in Connecticut – to be so honored. CCSU is also cited in the college guidebook Great Colleges for the Real World for its commitment to preparing students for lives of accomplishment. And Princeton Review recently selected CCSU as one of “The Best Northeastern Colleges” and one of “America’s Best Value Colleges.” CCSU has long been dedicated to providing a student-centered learning environment. CCSU has recently renovated its campus, assuring the University’s place among the finest educational institutions in Connecticut. All major academic buildings feature classrooms with computers, ceilingmounted video/data projectors, VCRs, document cameras, and DVD players, along with other components enabling satellite teleconferencing and computer software demonstrations. The University offers 8 residence halls, housing some 20 percent of students. CCSU’s Elihu Burritt library is designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students and a faculty of serious scholars. Current holdings of books total more than 650,000 volumes; periodicals total over 3,000; and microform and other non-print materials total an additional 550,000 items. The library facility offers both individual and group study areas and is open over 112 hours per week during the academic year. And the library offers a wide range of electronic information services and special holdings. The Institute of Technology and Business Development (ITBD), located in downtown New Britain, is CCSU’s comprehensive business outreach facility. With a mission “to promote the economic development of the state and to help business and industry sustain economic growth,” the ITBD serves a statewide clientele ranging from manufacturers, entrepreneurs, inventors, health-care providers, and real-estate firms to State agencies, Chambers of Commerce, professional organizations, and media groups. Operating four business centers, the ITBD offers technology training, conferencing, procurement, engineering, and business incubation services.

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Athletics at CCSU

Department of Athletics The Central Connecticut State University Department of Athletics sponsors 18 Division I varsity sports and participates in the Northeast Conference. Other members of the Northeast Conference include charter members Fairleigh Dickinson, Long Island, Robert Morris, St. Francis (NY), St. Francis (PA) and Wagner. They are joined by Bryant (official in 2012), Monmouth (admitted in 1985), Mount St. Mary’s (1989), Central Connecticut State (1997), Quinnipiac (1998) and Sacred Heart (1999). For more information on all Blue Devil Sports, you can visit the official home of the Blue Devils on the world wide web, CCSUBlueDevils.com. Men’s Varsity Sports Baseball Basketball Cross Country Football Golf Indoor Track and Field Outdoor Track and Field Soccer

Women’s Varsity Sports Basketball Cross Country Golf Indoor Track and Field Lacrosse Outdoor Track and Field Soccer Softball Swimming and Diving Volleyball

CCSU Athletics Mission Statement The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program at Central Connecticut State University is to contribute positively to the personal development of students by providing a wide range of opportunities for participation in sports, on either a highly-competitive NCAA Division I or recreational level. The Intercollegiate Athletics Program contributes to the vitality of campus life by providing entertaining, highly-competitive sporting events for the campus and community at large. In this sense, it serves as one of the principle centers of campus life because it contributes to the development of campus identity and community.

CCSUBlueDevils.com Home of the Blue Devils on the World Wide Web

Athletics are an appropriate and important component of the Central Connecticut State University experience because they embody

On July 1, 2007, Central Connecticut State

many of the intrinsic values and goals of

University and JumpTV (now NeuLion) re-

education at our University, in particular, the

launched the official website of CCSU Athletics, www.CCSUBlueDevils.com. The partnership with NeuLion will last at least five years, and brings the online experience for CCSU and its fanbase to a whole new level. Fans will have the opportunity

striving to achieve excellence in all manifestations of human life and the enrichment of the human spirit.

to bid on one-of-a-kind auction items and browse our mobile store for the latest in ring tones and wallpaper for their cellular phones. Fans will continue to experience live stats for all home CCSU games as well as an exhanced audio/video section, Media CENTRAL, that will feature both live and archived audio and video of CCSU athletics events.

The mission of the Intercollegiate Athletics Program is inextricably tied to the mission of the University. Therefore, as Central Connecti-

Central Connecticut is one of six members of the Northeast Conference that has its official

cut State University aspires to become one of

Web site powered by NeuLion. Other NEC schools affiliated with NeuLion include Quinnipiac

the best public, comprehensive universities

University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Monmouth University, Mount St. Mary’s University and

in the nation and the finest in New England,

Robert Morris University. JumpTV offers its more than 150 partners every piece of fan-facing technology including Internet publishing tools, streaming video and audio, e-commerce, ticketing,

the Intercollegiate Athletics Program similarly

mobile, community and emerging technologies. This interactive fan services platform, backed by an

aspires to become one of the best athletics

integrated database, provides teams with a single, comprehensive profile of each and every fan. As

programs among comparable universities in

part of NeuLion, sports teams can leverage online media to generate new revenue, operate more

the region and nation.

cost effectively and extend the reach of their brand to a broader audience.

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Athletics at CCSU The Central Connecticut State University Athletics Department made the move to Division I prior to the 1986-87 season, but it is the last 15 seasons that have turned the Blue Devils into one of the top athletics programs in New England. The following is a list of accomplishments during that time.

CCSU Championship History 1995-96 MEN’S SOCCER Mid-Continent Conference East Division Champions Mid-Continent Conference Tournament Champions WOMEN’S TENNIS Mid-Continent Conference Champions MEN’S GOLF New England Champions 1996-97 WOMEN’S TENNIS Mid-Continent Conference Champions New England Champions 1997-98 MEN’S GOLF Northeast Conference Champions NCAA Tournament WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions MEN’S TENNIS New England Champions WOMEN’S TENNIS Northeast Conference Champions New England Champions 1998-99 WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Northeast Conference Champions WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament MEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Regular Season Co-Champions 1999-00 WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions WOMEN’S CROSS COUNTRY New England Champions MEN’S BASKETBALL Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament 2000-01 WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK Northeast Conference Champions WOMEN’S SWIMMING Northeast Conference Champions MEN’S GOLF Northeast Conference Champion NCAA Tournament BASEBALL Northeast Conference North Division Co-Champions 2001-02

MEN’S BASKETBALL Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament WOMEN’S GOLF Northeast Conference Champions NCAA Tournament BASEBALL Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament VOLLEYBALL Northeast Conference Regular Season Tri-Champions 2002-03 WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament

BASEBALL Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament MEN’S GOLF Northeast Conference Champions NCAA Tournament 2003-04 WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament Recorded CCSU’s First NCAA Division I Tournament Win BASEBALL Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament 2004-05 FOOTBALL Northeast Conference Co-Champions WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament MEN’S GOLF Northeast Conference Champions NCAA Tournament 2005-06 FOOTBALL Northeast Conference Co-Champions WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament BASEBALL Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions 2006-07 MEN’S BASKETBALL Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament 2007-08 MEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament Recorded CCSU’s First NCAA Division I Tournament Win in Men’s Sport Reached Sweet Sixteen WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING Northeast Conference Champions ECAC Champions 2008-09 WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Tournament Champions NCAA Tournament WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING Northeast Conference Champions 2009-10 FOOTBALL Northeast Conference Champions WOMEN’S SOCCER Northeast Conference Regular Season Champions MEN’S CROSS COUNTRY Northeast Conference Champions BASEBALL Northeast Conference Tournament Champions

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INDIVIDUAL AWARDS 1997-98 Steven Konopka Football Defensive Player of the Year Jane McFarlane Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Year 1998-99 Julie Twaddle Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Olga Budasz Women’s Swimming Outstanding Swimmer Kelly Yong Collins Women’s Golf Individual Champion 1999-2000 Kim Crowley Cross Country Rookie of the Year Jackie Hadden Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Olga Budasz Women’s Swimming Outstanding Swimmer Rick Mickens Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year 2000-01 Denise Thomas Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Year Tammie Repass Women’s Swimming Outstanding Swimmer Tim D’Aquila Baseball Rookie of the Year Coleen McDowell Women’s Golf Individual Champion 2001-02 Denise Thomas Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Olga Budasz Women’s Swimming Outstanding Swimmer Corsley Edwards Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Phil Rothkugel Baseball Rookie of the Year 2002-03 Kelly Shimmin Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Jorden Holder Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Year Tammie Repass Women’s Swimming Outstanding Swimmer Tim D’Aquila Baseball Player of the Year Barry Hertzler Baseball Pitcher of the Year 2003-04 Tim Konoval Cross Country Rookie of the Year Cory Harge Football Offensive Rookie of the Year Kelly Shimmin Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Jessica McCavanagh Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Year Alex Harrison Men’s Soccer Rookie of the Year Juliana DiPlacido Women’s Diving Outstanding Diver Ron Robinson Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Bobby Myles Men’s Golf Individual Champion Keith Stegbauer Baseball Player of the Year 2004-05 Cory Harge Football Offensive Player of the Year Andre Smith Football Offensive Rookie of the Year Alex Harrison Men’s Soccer Player of the Year Jaime Crowley Women’s Swimming Outstanding Swimmer Juliana DiPlacido Women’s Diving Outstanding Diver Lindsey Snyder Women’s Swimming Co-Rookie of the Year 2005-06 Aubrey Norris Football Offensive Rookie of the Year Anthony Wilson Football Defensive Rookie of the Year Sophie Hopper Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Ashley Ferra Women’s Soccer Defender of the Year Alex Harrison Men’s Soccer Player of the Year Brynn Good Volleyball Setter of the Year Juliana DiPlacido Women’s Diving Outstanding Diver 2006-07 Justise Hairston Football Offensive Player of the Year Javier Mojica Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Tristan Blackwood Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year Brendon Ray Men’s Golfer of the Year 2007-08 Megan McClements Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Year David Tyrie Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Year Amanda Bayer Volleyball Rookie of the Year Lindsey Snyder Women’s Swimming Outstanding Swimmer Kate Sohon Women’s Diving Co-Outstanding Diver Liz Wahlberg Women’s Diving Co-Outstanding Diver Alex Huffman Women’s Swimming Rookie of the Year Tristan Blackwood Men’s Basketball Defensive Player of the Year Lucie Sarochova Women’s Golf Individual Champion 2008-09 Mallory Miller Women’s Diving Outstanding Diver Alex Czaplicki Women’s Swimming Rookie of the Year Eric Hawerchuk Men’s Golf Individual Champion\ 2009-10 James Mallory Football Offensive Player of the Year Lawton Arnold Football Defensive Rookie of the Year Leah Blayney Women’s Soccer Player of the Year Emily Cochran Volleyball Rookie of the Year Taylor Friedman Women’s Swimming Co-Outstanding Swimmer Aaron Radden Men’s Track Outstanding Performer/Rookie Sean Allaire Baseball Player of the Year Sara Budrick Softball Most Improved Player Betsy Vendel Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year


Administration

Dr. John W. Miller University President • Sixth Year

Dr. Jack Miller began his duties in 2005 as the President of CCSU, which was founded in 1849 and is the oldest publicly supported institution of higher education in Connecticut. The University enrollment is over 12,000 students, including over 2,500 graduate students. Prior to coming to Connecticut, Dr. Miller served as the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater for six years. He has also been Dean of the College of Education at Florida State University from 1993-1999. He served as a professor and an administrator at Georgia Southern University and Wichita State University. Miller has taught students in public education from the elementary to doctoral degree levels in the United States, Costa Rica, England, and South Africa. He has lectured in many other countries, including Ireland and Sweden. Dr. Miller’s academic background includes a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Ohio University (1969), a master’s degree in education from Northern Illinois University (1972) and a doctorate degree in education from Purdue University (1975). He has received numerous national awards, including the Excellence in Diversity award from the Brothers of the Academy for his commitment to access, retention, and graduation of underrepresented students in higher education in 2005, and the Pacesetter Award from the National Academic Advisory Association as CEO of the year in 2003. His annual study of America’s Most Literate Cities has been published by USA Today, and recognized in over 100 of the largest daily newspapers and on National Public Radio. He has presented 56 referred papers to 16 different learned societies in the United States and internationally in countries such as France and Jordan. He has also given numerous invited addresses and served as a consultant to over 40 educational agencies in the U.S. and other countries. He has published 43 articles in national and international journals, including publications in journals such as Educational Researcher and Journal of Educational Psychology. He has also authored 10 book chapters, two major monographs disseminated by international associations, four books, and three series of electronic and print instructional materials. Dr. Miller has served as Principal Investigator and written 19 research and training proposals funded for a total of $4.5 million by state, federal, and private agencies, including the Department of Defense, Department of Education, Bell South Foundation, and Foundation for Improvement of Postsecondary Education. He has served on boards of directors for both private corporations and public non-profit organizations, including Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Victim Assistance Program, Educational Assessment Systems, Inc., Farmers and Merchants Bank, St. Coletta’s of Wisconsin for Developmentally Disabled Citizens, Jefferson Literacy Council, and The Renaissance Group. Jack and his wife, Barbara, have three grown children: Lauren, Elizabeth, and Raymond.

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Administration

Paul Schlickmann Director of Athletics • First Year

Central Connecticut State University President Jack Miller named Paul Schlickmann the new Director of Athletics on April 9, 2010. Schlickmann, 44, comes to New Britain from Stony Brook University, where he was the Executive Associate Director of Athletics. He began his duties in the spring of 2010 and is charged with directing the Blue Devils’ 18-sport Division I athletics program. “We are extremely excited and proud to name Paul Schlickmann our new Director of Athletics,” Miller said. “He comes to Central at an exciting time. We are confident that he can lead us in the direction we are looking to go, and that is competing to win the Northeast Conference Commissioner’s Cup every season. Paul comes from a program that has grown tremendously during his time, and we are confident that his leadership and experience can bring Central back to the top of the NEC.” “I am honored and thrilled to be the Director of Athletics at Central Connecticut State University,” Schlickmann said. “Central has an impressive history of success and there is a palpable sense of pride about athletics throughout the campus community. I am excited to work with President Miller in achieving his vision for Blue Devil Athletics to be the premier program in the Northeast Conference.” Schlickmann served as the Chief Operating Officer at Stony Brook, managing the daily operations of the athletics department. He had direct oversight of over 30 full-time professional staff in several areas of the department, including external services, business operations, facility operations, planning and capital projects and all personnel matters. As a member of the senior management team, Schlickmann managed department strategic planning initiatives, policy and procedure development and implementation, the coordination of short- and long-term facility improvements and capital projects, and all facets of fund raising, corporate development and revenue generation. Schlickmann was responsible for a dramatic overhaul of Stony Brook’s athletic facilities during his tenure. In addition to successfully completing facility renovation and improvement projects totaling more than $8 million, he also managed the planning and design of another $30 million in capital projects. Schlickmann was elected to a four-year term on the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Committee from 2004-08, and served as chair of that committee in 2007. He has been Stony Brook’s representative on the America East Championship/Competition Cabinet for each of the past seven years. He also served as the chair of Stony Brook’s organizing committee when the school hosted the 2006 NCAA Division I Men’s Lacrosse quarterfinals. At Stony Brook, Schlickmann was active on three strategic committees appointed by the President. These included the Five Year Plan Task Force on Student Experience, the Campus Climate Task Force and the Campus Council on Diversity and Affirmative Action. Schlickmann arrived at Stony Brook in August of 2003 after serving as the Associate Director of Athletics for Sports Administration and Football Operations at Yale University. He supervised the daily internal operations of 35 intercollegiate programs as a member of the senior management team. Schlickmann was the sport administrator for the men’s soccer and men’s lacrosse programs while also overseeing event operations. He has over 19 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics as an administrator and a coach. Schlickmann began his career in college athletics in 1989 as an assistant men’s basketball coach for two years at Worcester State College before moving on to graduate school at Springfield College. He worked as both an assistant men’s basketball coach and a graduate assistant to the Director of Athletics at Springfield. A native of Worcester, MA, Schlickmann earned his Bachelor of Arts in American Studies in 1989 from Trinity College, where he was a four year member of the men’s basketball team. He earned his Master of Science degree in Sport Administration from Springfield College in 1995 and is a 2008 graduate of the highly regarded Sports Management Institute. Schlickmann and his wife, Kristin, reside in Rocky Hill..

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The Northeast Conference Northeast Conference History When the Northeast Conference (NEC) was first established as the ECAC-Metro Conference back in 1981, the league’s founders had one goal in mind: to create a competitive NCAA Division I men’s basketball conference for unaffiliated schools on the Eastern seaboard. A single-sport entity at its inception, the NEC has grown far beyond expectations over the past three decades, having transformed itself into a burgeoning 12-member, 23-sport conference. To mark the NEC’s 30th Anniversary season in 2010-11, the Conference will proudly celebrate its heritage as its builds toward a promising future. The NEC and its member institutions are committed to providing opportunities for student-athletes to achieve their fullest potential both in athletic competition and in the classroom. Likewise, the Conference continually strives to be an NCAA Division I leader for athletic success, academic achievement and integrity, sportsmanship, equity and diversity, community partnership and national engagement. The remarkable success story of the conference began to unfold in 1985, when the league began sponsoring additional sports. Three years later, a change of name was in order and the Northeast Conference as we know it today was born. With membership and sport sponsorship continuing to grow over the next 25 years, the NEC now enjoys qualification or play-in access to 14 different NCAA Championships (baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, men’s and women’s tennis and women’s volleyball). Though the NEC has featured various incarnations since its inception, charter members Fairleigh Dickinson, Long Island, Robert Morris, St. Francis (NY), Saint Francis (PA) and Wagner remain part of the current 12-school alignment. They are joined by Monmouth (admitted in 1985), Mount St. Mary’s (1989), Central Connecticut State (1997), Quinnipiac (1998) and Sacred Heart (1999). NEC expansion continues with the addition of Bryant University in 2012 as the league’s 12th member, which will give the league a six-state geographic footprint with access to such major media markets as New York City, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Hartford and Providence. NEC member institutions now compete in 23 championship sports: baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, women’s bowling, men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s indoor track and field, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field, men’s and women’s soccer, softball, women’s swimming, men’s and women’s tennis, and women’s volleyball. Northeast Conference Website/Television More widely-recognized than ever, the NEC continues to expand its new media initiatives to cater to a growing fan base.

NOREEN MORRIS

The Conference has embraced social media with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages, all of which have attracted loyal followings. The NEC also provides its fans with NEC On The Run podcast segments, weekly NEC Notebook spots (that also air on Sports Radio 66 WFAN in New York City and ESPN Radio 1250 in Pittsburgh) and video blogs. To further enhance its multimedia efforts, the league launched satellite website, www.northeastconference.tv, last fall. The site serves as the league’s webcast hub and offers an event archive dating back two years. A women’s basketball regular season Game of the Week along with ten conference championships (men’s and women’s soccer, field hockey, volleyball, women’s basketball, women’s bowling, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball and baseball) made up the 2009-10 webcast package. The Conference also plans a summer relaunch of its official website, www.northeastconference.org. To supplement one of the premier regional basketball television packages in the country, the conference also produces a football package and a preseason basketball show entitled NEC Countdown to Tipoff. Over the last five years, the Conference has televised nearly 150 events, as the league’s coverage area expanded to over 50 million homes. Along with flagship station MSG Network, other regional television partners include MSG Plus, FSN-Pittsburgh, MASN, NESN, Fox College Sports, Cox Cable and the Connecticut Sports Network. In 2010, ESPN broadcast the men’s basketball championship game for the 23rd straight year, while ESPNU carried the women’s championship game, marking the third year in a row the women’s contest reached a nationwide audience. Academic Success The Northeast Conference’s commitment to academic excellence led to national recognition for both individual student-athletes and the league’s member institutions as a whole in 2009-10. NEC student-athletes graduated at an 84.7 percent rate, which is well above the national average of 79 percent according to NCAA Graduation Success Rate (GSR) data. Likewise, a total of 19 NEC teams garnered public recognition from the NCAA for their latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The league placed 33 representatives on ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District teams, one of whom - Monmouth men’s soccer player Daniel Bostock - went on to garner Academic All-America Honors. On a conference-wide level, more than 2,200 student-athletes qualified for the NEC Academic Honor Roll, a 13 percent increase from the previous year, while nearly 500 were named to the Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll with GPAs of 3.75 or higher. Student-athletes at Fairleigh Dickinson and Saint Francis (PA) posted combined GPAs of 3.24 to share the NEC Institutional Academic Award. Athletic Achievement The NEC’s exposure was widened on a national basis as the Conference sent representatives to NCAA Championship events in 13 different team sports in 200910, while NEC student-athletes individually qualified to compete for an NCAA title in women’s tennis, along with men’s and women’s golf. In the league’s highest profile event of the year - played before the largest crowd in conference history at the TD Bank Sports Center - Robert Morris defeated Quinnipiac, 52-50, to become the first men’s basketball program since the mid-90’s to repeat as NEC champion; RMU then captivated a nationwide audience with a

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The Northeast Conference near upset of #2 seed Villanova in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Less than a month later, the Conference drew headlines as Fairleigh Dickinson won the NCAA Women’s Bowling championship with a thrilling 4-3 win over Nebraska in the title match televised live by ESPN. The championship was historical in nature as it marked the first such title for a Northeast Conference institution in a leaguesponsored sport. In just its second year sponsoring the sport, the NEC featured six teams ranked in the top-15 of the National Tenpin Coaches Association (NTCA) poll during the 2009-10 campaign. The Monmouth men’s soccer program and Long Island softball team also found success on the national stage. After winning its fifth consecutive regular season crown, Monmouth went on to capture the NEC Tournament title and earned the opportunity to host #12 UConn on the Great Lawn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Before a sellout crowd, the Hawks advanced past the Huskies in penalty kicks. The Hawks ranked as high as fifth and finished the season ranked 13th nationally in the NSCAA/adidas poll. Long Island softball completed an unprecedented season on the diamond by becoming the first team in NEC history to reach an NCAA Regional final in the sport. The Blackbirds defeated #21 UMass and Boston University before falling to #13 Arizona State. In football, Central Connecticut State won its first NEC football crown since 2005 and represented the Conference in the fourth Gridiron Classic. The Long Island women’s volleyball program continued its dominance with a sixth straight Northeast Conference championship last fall. It marks the longest active title streak in the conference in any sport. In its first season of competition, NEC newcomer Bryant ran away with the baseball regular season title. The stage was also set for the official launch of men’s lacrosse in 2010-11 as Mount St. Mary’s advanced to the NCAA Tournament after capturing the MAAC Championship. Bryant claimed the biggest win of the season with a 9-7 conquest of #9 Yale in April and Robert Morris reached as high as #19 in the USILA national poll. Individually, six NEC student-athletes received All-America honors in their respective sports. Monmouth senior attacker Ryan Kinne was named a first team NSCAA/ adidas All-American in men’s soccer, while his teammate, senior defender Daniel Bostock, was tabbed to the second team. Two members of the FDU national champion women’s bowling team - Sara Litteral and Erica Perez - were named AllAmericans by the National Tenpin Coaches Association. For Perez, it marked her fourth consecutive honor, while Litteral was recognized for the second straight year. CCSU baseball star Sean Allaire was tabbed a third team ABCA and Louisville Slugger All-American and Blue Devil running back James Mallory was named to the Associated Press and AFCA All-American teams, and was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award, presented annually to the outstanding college football player at the FCS level. Bryant catcher Jeff Vigurs (Cubs) and Sacred Heart’s Mike Drowne (Dodgers) were selected in the 2010 MLB Draft. Sacred Heart captured its third straight Brenda Weare Commissioner’s Cup. The Pioneers also claimed a fourth straight Joan Martin Women’s Commissioner’s Cup. The Men’s Cup was won by Monmouth for the eighth time in the last nine years. On Campus/In The Community The NEC welcomed the class of 2013 to campus last summer with a Freshman Orientation gift bag promotion, the first step in a new outreach program developed as a byproduct of the NEC Strategic Plan. Over 10,000 freshmen students across the membership were introduced to the Conference with promotional items, including an informative NEC Fan Guide. The NEC also participated in the NCAA’s Respect Campaign, an effort to promote an environment of respect and integrity at Conference events. The marketing campaign included co-branded NEC/NCAA banners, logos and print ads, along with public address announcements and personalized spots that ran during institutional radio and webcasts. The NEC, its member institutions and student-athletes have made community involvement an important piece of its mission. In 2009-10, the NEC Student-Athlete Advisory Committee made its annual visit to the Cancer Recovery Foundation in Hershey, PA in February. The SAAC coordinated a leaguewide “Penny Wars” fundraiser that resulted in a significant donation to the organization. NEC field hockey programs participated in a Be the Match Challenge, which helped facilitate matches for potential bone marrow donors. The drive resulted in more than 650 people signing up for the national Be The Match Registry. To assist in raising breast cancer awareness, NEC women’s volleyball teams supported “Dig Pink” for the first time on a conference basis this season, while women’s basketball teams also participated in the WBCA’s “Pink Zone” promotion. Additionally, the Sacred Heart SAAC was the recipient of the 2010 NCAA SAAC Award of Excellence. Evolving and Expanding In recent years, the NEC has taken aim at upgrading the caliber of the league’s championship sports and enhancing the opportunities and experiences for the more than 4,000 student-athletes that compete in the conference. The Conference will contest its first men’s lacrosse championship this year and has upgraded its women’s swimming and diving championship venue with its move to MIT in 2011. This fall, the NEC will gain automatic access to the Division I Football Championship for the first time, making football the 14th team sport in which NEC student-athletes are guaranteed a chance to compete for an NCAA crown. Set to embark on a number of new initiatives as part of the league’s Strategic Plan - including the creation of an NEC Athletic Hall of Fame - the NEC and its member institutions are committed to the future growth of the Conference.

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Academics Central Connecticut State University recognizes the contributions made by our student-athletes to the campus and community. Through the creation and support of the Academic Center for Student-Athletes, the university demonstrates its commitment to its mission: We prepare students to be thoughtful, responsible and successful citizens. We believe that academic development and athletic successes are mutually compatible; our objective is to: provide academic support, promote personal and social growth, and provide leadership opportunities. Each week, team advisors hold group meetings to promote the discussion of topics relevant to college life. Through a series of activities and guest speakers the student-athletes deal with issues including, but not limited to: • • • • • • • • • • •

Time Management Nutrition Learning Strategies Career Planning Self-Esteem Financial Planning and Preparedness Health and Wellness Study Skills Choosing a Major Team Building Community Service

Weekly meetings with team advisors provide student-athletes the opportunity to receive individualized academic advising and support. By reviewing their individual calendars and assignments with their team advisors, student-athletes are able to structure their time as they adapt to college life. Entering students are required to spend eight hours a week in the Academic Center. This requirement necessitates proper study time and task management. Extended hours, computer stations for student use, and academic support ensures a comfortable academic environ-

ment for student-athletes to excel. Students are encouraged to use other campus resources such as The Learning Center, The Math Center, The Writing Center, Language Lab and Music Lab to fulfill their required study hours. Each year a group of upperclassmen are selected to serve as Student Athlete Academic Mentors. Chosen for their academic record and demonstrated leadership ability, the Student Athlete Academic Mentors serve as models for incoming student-athletes. By assisting Team Advisors during group meetings, holding small group study sessions and tutoring in the academic center, the Student Athlete Academic Mentors provide additional academic support while developing their own leadership skills. Each athletic team selects representatives to serve on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). This group is designed to represent the interests of student-athletes on our campus and beyond. SAAC has input into the rules, regulations and policies that affect the lives of student-athletes as well as addressing issues of national concern. The group also sponsors events on campus and service projects in the community. Representatives participate in similar discussions at the conference level as part of the Northeast Conference SAAC.

Kevin Oliva

Director of the Academic Center for Student-Athletes • Seventh Year

Kevin Oliva graduated from Central Connecticut State University in 1989 with his bachelor’s degree from the School of Business. He began working at Central Connecticut State University as a Residence Hall Director immediately following graduation. Oliva also received his master’s degree in counseling/student development in higher education from CCSU. He went on to work as an admissions counselor, recruiting and counseling prospective students at CCSU. He was then promoted to Assistant Director of Alumni Affairs, helping raise money for scholarships. Oliva led the Admissions Office for five years, meeting the University enrollment targets as Associate Director and Interim Director of Admissions. His commitment to student success led him to his current position as the Director of the Academic Center for Student-Athletes, which he has held for the past six years.

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Academics Blue Devil NEC Scholar-Athletes 2001-02 Tammie Repass Women’s Swimming and Diving 2002-03 Tammie Repass Women’s Swimming and Diving

The time demands on today’s Division I student-athletes to balance athletic participation with their obligations in the classroom are more challenging than ever. At Central, our primary objective is to provide our student-athletes with a positive educational experience. Thus, it is critical that we provide them with the services and resources they need to achieve academic success and to graduate. We value and foster the traditional concept of “mens sana in corpore sano”; a healthy mind in a healthy body. We strive to recruit young men and women who embrace all that a Central education has to offer and take great pride in the impressive academic accomplishments and accolades that our student-athletes achieve on an annual basis.

2003-04 Sabrina Mariani Women’s Soccer

Paul C. Schlickmann Director of Athletics

Lewis Pappariella Baseball 2004-05 Sabrina Mariani Women’s Soccer Jen Cote Volleyball Tom Pezzello Baseball 2005-06 Ashley Ferra Women’s Soccer Alex Harrison Men’s Soccer Chantelle Bowden Volleyball 2006-07 Alex Harrison Men’s Soccer Jess McCavanagh Women’s Soccer Lindsey Snyder Women’s Swimming and Diving Brendon Ray Men’s Golf 2007-08 Ryne Nutt Football Lindsey Snyder Women’s Swimming and Diving 2008-09 Erin Herd Women’s Soccer

NORTHEAST CONFERENCE Academic Honor Roll Each fall, winter and spring, the Northeast Conference names its Academic Honor Roll consisting of all its member institutions. To be a member of the NEC Honor Roll, student-athletes must maintain a 3.20 or better GPA (calculated after the most recent semester). The NEC also instituted a Commissioner’s Honor Roll, which began with the 2008-09 winter season. Student-athletes must maintain a 3.75 or better GPA to be recognized.

Since the Fall of 2000, CCSU has placed almost 700 studentathletes on the NEC Academic Honor Roll. Athletic Season Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring

Year 2000 2000-01 2001 2001 2001-02 2002 2002 2002-03 2003 2003 2003-04 2004 2004 2004-05 2005 2005 2005-06 2006 2006 2006-07 2007 2007 2007-08 2008 2008 2008-09 2009 2009 2009-10 2010

CCSU Student-Athletes Honored 12 16 13 13 16 24 23 11 14 22 10 14 32 10 14 23 11 13 20 21 24 46 39 42 46 40 52 50 34 45

The Commissioner’s Honor Roll was instituted in 2008-09. Athletic Season Winter Spring Fall Winter Spring

Year 2008-09 2009 2010 2009-10 2010

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CCSU Student-Athletes Honored 8 4 10 7 7


Strength and Conditioning

MICHAEL S. KNAPP WEIGHT TRAINING CENTER The Central Connecticut State University Strength and Conditioning program is a sophisticated blend of science, technology, nutrition, and one-on-one attention to each student-athlete. Central’s student-athletes make a year-round commitment to physically preparing to play their sport at the highest level.

Michael Ericksen • Director

That physical preparation addresses numerous components that are critical to athletic success, including strength, speed, power, agility, flexibility, metabolic conditioning and motivation. Central’s strength and conditioning staff, under the guidance of Michael P. Ericksen, MS, C.S.C.S., tailors a strength and conditioning program that matches the student athletes individual needs with the specific physical demands of their sport. At the heart of Central’s strength and conditioning program is the Michael S. Knapp Weight Training Center, located in Kaiser Hall, below Detrick Gymnasium. The physical elements of the Strength Center reflect the strength and conditioning philosophy. The 4,000 square foot facility contains more than 15,000 pounds of weights and 12 Olympic lifting platforms with multi-purpose power racks. The room also includes dumbbells ranging from five to 170 pounds, selectorized machines and numerous pieces of cardiovascular equipment. A fully equipped plyometric training area is located just off the Strength Center.

Alan Burr • Assistant Coach

Ericksen has been the Director of Sports Conditioning for Central Connecticut State University since 1997. He is a 2000 graduate of Central Connecticut State University with a MS in physical education/exercise science. Ericksen is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and holds a club coaching certificate from the United States Weightlifting Federation. He was a three-time captain of the rugby club at CCSU. Ericksen directs the strength and conditioning programs for all of CCSU’s 18 varsity sports. He is assisted by Alan Burr, MS, C.S.C.S., Phil Giampa, C.S.C.S. and Michael Piper, C.S.C.S.

Phil Giampa • Assistant Coach

Michael Piper • Assistant Coach

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Sports Medicine Head athletic trainer Kathy Pirog, MEd, ATC, oversees the Central Connecticut State University Sports Medicine Program. Pirog is joined by assistant athletic trainers Tom McCarthy, MS, ATC and Paul Manwaring, MS, ATC. The athletic training staff consists of board certified athletic trainers and athletic training students with EMT-B certification. Pirog, BS ’81, has served as the head athletic trainer for the Blue Devils since 1996. She is in her 25th year overall with the University, serving her first 11 years as a full-time assistant under Carl Krein, ATC, PT. Pirog played a major role in and was the primary designer for the Carl F. Krein Athletic Training Center, which is regarded by many as the top athletic training center in the state. Serving in a dual role, Pirog holds the rank of associate professor in the Department of Physical Education & Human Performance, where she teaches athletic training courses and serves as an approved clinical instructor in the Athletic Training Education Program. In May 2008, she was selected as an honorary member of the CT Orthopedic Society. Pirog can also be credited with obtaining national accreditation of the Athletic Training Education program in 2000, when she served as the curriculum program director. Pirog is the faculty advisor to the students’ athletic training club and is a past President of the Connecticut Athletic Trainers Association (CATA). She is also a former Secretary/Treasurer for the Eastern Athletic Trainer’s Association. McCarthy, a graduate of Central (BS ’90, MS ’94), began his tenure at CCSU in 1996. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Education & Human Performance where he teaches athletic training courses and serves as the clinical coordinator for the Athletic Training Education Program. McCarthy is also a past President of the CATA and co-chaired the licensure committee, where he was instrumental in securing licensure of athletic trainers in the state. Both McCarthy and Pirog are past recipients of the CATA Athletic Trainer of the Year Award. Manwaring is a graduate of the University of Connecticut (’95) and received his master’s degree from Central in 1999, where he worked as a graduate assistant in the athletic training department. Manwaring’s full-time appointment as an athletic trainer began in 2003 and he also serves as an approved clinical instructor for the Athletic Training Education Program. He is the Past-President of the CATA. Manwaring, along with McCarthy and Pirog, have co-authored numerous articles and presented their works relating to sports medicine at state, regional, and national conferences. Robert Waskowitz, MD is the senior team physician for intercollegiate athletics and also serves as the medical director to the Athletic Training Education Program at CCSU. He is a third generation doctor, as well as the third generation to practice as a team physician at CCSU. Now in his 10th year working with the Blue Devils, Robert is board certified, completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the prestigious Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Colorado and is a highly respected orthopedic surgeon in New Britain. Additionally, he is an orthopedic consultant to the ESPN X-Games and Great Outdoor Games. Continuing with the CCSU medical team for his fifth year is Jeffrey Brown, MD. Brown is the Director of Sports Medicine at Hartford Medical Group and is Board Certified in both Family and Sports Medicine. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University and his Sports Medicine Fellowship from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. The Carl Krein Athletic Training Center is named in honor of CCSU’s retired head athletic trainer, who served in that capacity for 30 years. Krein established a nationallyrespected athletic training curriculum at CCSU and was inducted into the CCSU Hall of Fame in 1995. He is a former U.S. Olympic athletic trainer, serving in the Lake Placid Olympics in 1980. In June of 2001, Krein received the highest honor obtainable in his profession when he was inducted as a member of the National Athletics Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. The Carl Krein Athletic Training Center was dedicated in 1998 and services both the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the Department of Physical Education & Human Performance. It underwent a makeover this summer. In addition to serving as a health care facility for CCSU athletes, the facility provides a clinical setting for students majoring in athletic training and is utilized as an academic setting for the instruction of athletic training courses. The athletic training facility boasts over 3,000 square feet including areas for: hydrotherapy, rehabilitation, cardiovascular conditioning, evaluation, treatment, and a spacious taping area.

Kathy Pirog

Head Athletic Trainer

Tom McCarthy

Asst. Athletic Trainer

Paul Manwaring

The Waskowitz Family Physician’s Room and Academic Center, also dedicated in 1998, honors the late Dr. William Waskowitz, and his late father, Dr. David Waskowitz. Both doctors served as team physicians of CCSU athletics and are members of CCSU’s Alumni Athletics Hall of Fame.

Asst. Athletic Trainer

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2011 CCSU Baseball Media Guide  

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