Table of Contents
1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Information 2-3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coaches/Staff 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 Rosters 5-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Player Profiles 13. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2010 Results and Statistics 14-16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . History and Records 17-21 . . . . . . . . . . . . Central Connecticut State University 22. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blue Devil Championships 23-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Administration 25-26 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Northeast Conference 27-28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academics 29. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Strength and Conditioning 30. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sports Medicine
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Coaching Information Head Coach Rachel Tringali E-mail: email@example.com Office: 860.832.3069 Fax: 860.832.3754
Assistant Coach Erin Burr E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 860.832.3069
Assistant AD/SID Tom Pincince E-mail: email@example.com Office: 860.832.3089 Fax: 860.832.3084 Website: www.CCSUBlueDevils.com
Lacrosse Contact Tommy Meade E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office: 860.832.3057 Hotline: 860.832-BLUE
The 2011 Central Connecticut State University Women’s Lacrosse Media Guide was written, edited and designed by Tommy Meade with assistance from Tom Pincince. Photography provided by Steve McLaughlin
Head Coach • Sixth Season • Monmouth, ’00 Rachel Tringali begins her sixth season as the Central Connecticut State University women’s lacrosse head coach in 2011. A former Blue Devil assistant, Tringali is looking to lead CCSU to its first Northeast Conference Tournament appearance this season. Last season the Blue Devils reached a new level of success as they set a school record with five victories. Tringali guided freshman Betsy Vendel to a spot on the All-NEC Rookie Team. Vendel also picked of the Blue Devils first major postseason award as she was named the NEC Rookie of the Year following her first season. In 2009 Tringali and the Blue Devils ended the season with a record of 1-15. She coached goalkeeper Alice Lee and attacker Stephanie John to All-Northeast Conference Second Team honors. Lee led the nation in saves per game for the second straight season, tallying 14.75 per contest on her way to her third NEC post-season honor. John, who came to CCSU in the same season as Tringali, graduated with the most games played and most draw controls in CCSU history.
Tringali’s History SPRINGFIELD 2004 11-5 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT 2006 3-11, 3-5 NEC 2007 3-12, 1-7 NEC 2008 1-13, 1-7 NEC 2009 1-15, 1-7 NEC 2010 5-9, 1-8 NEC OVERALL Six seasons
In her first two seasons under Tringali, Cara Momnie has tied or broken three school records. As a freshman the midfielder broke the single-season draw controls mark, tallying 49. In 2009 she broke her own draw control record with 55 and tied the caused turnovers single-season record with 23 as a sophomore. Under Tringali, the Blue Devils have broken the school record for single-season draw controls four straight years. In 2009 they set a new standard of 192. In 2008 Tringali coached Lee to her second All-NEC selection after leading the nation in ground balls and saves per game with marks of 5.14 and 12.14, respectively. Lee broke the CCSU single season record with 72 ground balls in 2008. In 2009 she broke the career saves record and left New Britain with 651 in four seasons under Tringali. In Tringali’s second season, CCSU ended 2007 with a 3-12 record. Lee became Tringali’s first All-NEC performer, and just the third in school history, after being voted to the first team by NEC coaches. She led the nation in save percentage, posting a .577 average in 14 games, and broke the school records for saves in a game and season, stopping 29 of her 225 at Robert Morris on March 30, 2007. Those were two of several records established in Tringali’s second season at the helm.
Julia Steier, who set the single-season mark for assists as a junior in 2006, broke the single-game and career records in 2007. The West Hartford, CT native had five assists versus Howard on April 18, 2007. She ended her career with 49, 15 better than the previous mark held by Tracey Uellendahl. The team, meanwhile, put up record-setting numbers in single-season assists (54), draw controls (150) and caused turnovers (138). A year earlier, Central Connecticut finished 3-11 overall but went 3-5 in conference play, finishing one spot out postseason competition in a tie for fifth. The three NEC wins were the most in program history.
Other records fell under Tringali’s first year, as well. In addition to Steier’s single-season mark for assists (19), the team established a single-season best for assists, recording 47, and draw controls (149). Tringali was a two-year captain and four-year starter at Monmouth. She ended a prolific playing career as an attack for the Hawks in 2000. Playing in the Northeast Conference, she earned three all-conference selections. During her senior season, she also collected a second team Mid-Atlantic Regional All-American honor from the National Lacrosse Coaches Association of America. Tringali completed her senior season ranked third in the nation for assists per game (2.06) and set a Monmouth record with 104 assists during her collegiate career. The assist record still stands, while she is currently fifth in the Monmouth record book with 217 points. Tringali also ranks eighth with 113 goals. During the 2004 season, Tringali served as the interim head coach at Springfield College. She guided the team to an 11-5 season, leading the squad into the postseason for a third straight year. In 2002, Tringali served as an assistant coach at Davidson College. Tringali graduated from Monmouth University in 2000 with a degree in communication studies and a minor in health studies. She currently resides in Hartford, CT.
Assistant Coach • Third Season • Towson, ’05
Erin Burr is entering her third season on the Central Connecticut lacrosse coaching staff in 2011. Burr comes to New Britain following a stint as the assistant women’s lacrosse coach at Villa Julie College. Burr, who graduated from Towson University, worked as the assistant strength and conditioning coach at the University in 2005 before leaving for Villa Julie College. As a strength and conditioning coach she was responsible for coordinating as well as implementing team conditioning. As an assistant coach at Villa Julie, Burr assisted in day to day practices and the recruiting process for the women’s lacrosse program. Burr played four years on the women’s lacrosse team at Towson and was captain of the squad during her senior campaign. She helped lead the Tigers to the CAA championship in 2005. During the 2002 and 2003 seasons she led the team in assists with 11 and 15, respectively. Cayea currently stands in fifth place in Towson annals with 47 career assists. Burr holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Towson and a Masters of Science degree from Appalachian State University. She is also a Certified Stength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
Angela Limosani Student Manager • Fourth Season
Angela Limosani enters her fourth season with the Central Connecticut women’s lacrosse program. She has participated as both a team manager and player, seeing action in two games during the 2008 season. A native of West Haven, CT, Limosani is a junior biology major. She was a four-year letter winner for the varsity lacrosse team at West Haven High. Limosani is the daughter of Tonijo and Wayne Limosani.
Amy McInerney Student Manager • Second Season
Amy McInerney enters her second season with the Blue Devil lacrosse program. Last year she played in seven games for the Blue Devils. Playing defense McInerney recorded a groundball and caused a pair of turnovers. Prior to arriving in New Britain she spent a season on the club lacrosse team at Oklahoma University. She served as team captain during her only season with the squad. McInerney attended Glastonbury High School where she played lacrosse for three seasons. She is the daughter of Leslie and Jeff McInerney. She is majoring in nursing.
2011 CCSU BLUE DEVIL LACROSSE
Numerical No. Name 1 Ashley Mara 2 Caitlin Karner 3 Jessica Roberts 7 Mackenzy Ryan 8 Cara Momnie 9 Chelsea Malloy 10 Ashley Perkoski 11 Claire Healy 12 Tracy Walsh 13 Meghan Burke 14 Amanda Toke 15 Alyssa Famiano 16 Meaghan McCurry 17 Michele Conway 18 Betsy Vendel 19 Ali Roche 20 Ashley Olhausen 21 Lauren Cantor 22 Cierra Ward 23 Lyndsey Mastandrea 24 Kacey Bisienere 30 Erin DeLancey
Cl. Jr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. Sr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr.
Pos. M M D M M D A A A D M A A M A M D D D M A G
Ht 5-0 5-5 5-5 5-4 5-5 5-2 5-6 5-5 5-1 5-5 5-7 5-5 5-3 5-4 5-7 5-4 5-9 5-1 5-8 5-9 5-11 5-6
Hometown/Last School Bloomfield, CT/Northwest Catholic Mahopac, NY/Mahopac Concord, NH/Bishop Brady Carmel, NY/Mahopac South Windsor, CT/South Windsor Kings Park, NY/Kings Park Newington, CT/Newington Bay Shore, NY/Bay Shore Danbury, CT/Hofstra Lake Mary, FL/Lake Mary High Bridge, NJ/Voorhees Windsor, CT/Windsor Branford, CT/Branford Wantagh, NY/Wantagh Sandy Hook, CT/Newtown Centerport, NY/Harborfields Forest Hill, MD/Fallston Wading River, NY/Bethel Farmington, CT/Conard Bayport, NY/Bayport-Blue Point Falmouth, MA/Falmouth Academy Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga Springs
Alphabetical No. Name 13 Meghan Burke 24 Kacey Bisienere 21 Lauren Cantor 17 Michele Conway 30 Erin DeLancey 15 Alyssa Famiano 11 Claire Healy 2 Caitlin Karner 9 Chelsea Malloy 1 Ashley Mara 23 Lyndsey Mastandrea 16 Meaghan McCurry 8 Cara Momnie 20 Ashley Olhausen 10 Ashley Perkoski 3 Jessica Roberts 19 Ali Roche 7 Mackenzy Ryan 14 Amanda Toke 12 Tracy Walsh 22 Cierra Ward 18 Betsy Vendel
Cl. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Fr. Jr. So. So.
Pos. D A D M G A A M D M M A M D A D M M M A D A
Ht 5-5 5-11 5-1 5-4 5-6 5-5 5-5 5-5 5-2 5-0 5-9 5-3 5-5 5-9 5-6 5-5 5-4 5-4 5-7 5-1 5-8 5-7
Hometown/Last School Lake Mary, FL/Lake Mary Falmouth, MA/Falmouth Academy Wading River, NY/Bethel Wantagh, NY/Wantagh Saratoga Springs, NY/Saratoga Springs Windsor, CT/Windsor Bay Shore, NY/Bay Shore Mahopac, NY/Mahopac Kings Park, NY/Kings Park Bloomfield, CT/Northwest Catholic Bayport, NY/Bayport-Blue Point Branford, CT/Branford South Windsor, CT/South Windsor Forest Hill, MD/Fallston Newington, CT/Newington Concord, NH/Bishop Brady Centerport, NY/Harborfields Carmel, NY/Mahopac High Bridge, NJ/Voorhees Danbury, CT/Hofstra Farmington, CT/Conard Sandy Hook, CT/Newtown
Head Coach: Rachel Tringali Assistant Coach: Erin Burr
Year.............................................Senior Position .................................. Midfield Height ..............................................5-4 Hometown ................... Wantagh, NY High School ..........................Wantagh
Year.............................................Senior Position .................................. Midfield Height ..............................................5-9 Hometown .................... Bayport, NY High School ....... Bayport-Blue Point
2010: Started all 14 games for the Blue Devils…Second on the team with 14 assists last season, her 38 points were also second on the team…Tied for third on the squad with 24 goals…Controlled 22 draws and picked up 16 groundballs. 2009: Recorded 15 goals and two assists to total 17 points...Tied for the team lead in free-position goals with six...Was also third on the team with 19 draw controls and added 15 ground balls and eight caused turnovers during sophomore campaign. 2008: Led the team in goals scored with 26 and added three assists as a freshman...Was first in free position goals with six and second on the team in points with 29...Recorded 25 draw controls and 13 ground balls. Before Central: Three-time all-county honoree out of Wantagh...Team captain as a senior...Totaled 53 goals and 21 assists in final season...Posted 127 career goals...Helped lead Wantagh to county finals in 2006 and 2007...Member of Long Island Elite Yellow Jackets club team. Personal: Born June 12, 1989...Daughter of Barbara and John Conway...Majoring in sociology.
Conway’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2008 14 14 26 3 29 2009 16 16 15 2 17 2010 14 14 24 14 38 Totals 44 44 65 19 84
SOG FPG 59 6 41 6 39 6 139 18
GB CT 13 5 15 8 16 8 44 21
T 25 26 22 73
DC 25 19 22 66
2010: Started and played in 13 games last season…Scored nine goals…Secured 24 draws and grabbed 22 groundballs…Caused 17 turnovers. 2009: Recorded 15 goals and two assists to total 17 points as a junior...Scored the game-winning goal against St. Francis (PA) on April 11...Was also third on the team in draw controls with 19...Added 21 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers. 2008: Was second on the team with 24 goals and added three assists...Had six free position goals and tallied 18 ground balls and five caused turnovers in her first year on the field in New Britain. 2007: Redshirted. Before Central: Team MVP and two-time all-county selection while at Bayport-Blue Point...Also earned team’s unsung hero award...Also participated in basketball, field hockey and swimming. Personal: Born June 6, 1988...Daughter of Kathleen and Joseph Mastandrea...Majoring in criminology.
Mastandrea’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2008 14 14 24 3 27 2009 16 15 15 2 17 2010 13 13 9 0 9 Totals 43 42 48 5 53
SOG FPG 45 6 48 4 28 3 111 13
GB CT T DC 18 5 35 15 21 11 41 19 22 17 24 13 61 33 100 47
Year.............................................Senior Position .................................. Midfield Height ..............................................5-4 Hometown ...................Concord, NH High School ................. Bishop Brady
Year.............................................Senior Position ......................................Attack Height ........................................... 5-11 Hometown ................. Falmouth, MA High School .......Falmouth Academy
2010: Started all 14 games for the Blue Devils last season…Recorded four points on two goals and two assists…Caused 14 turnovers… Controlled 20 draws and had 22 ground balls. 2009: Recorded three goals and was third on the team with four assists...Finished with the second most caused turnovers on the team, recording 19, which was the fifth most in a single-season at CCSU...Also picked up 27 ground balls and 16 draw controls. 2008: Recorded four goals and four assists during freshman campaign...Tallied 19 ground balls, 15 draw controls and eight caused turnovers. Before Central: Earned 16 varsity letters in lacrosse, soccer and cheerleading at Bishop Brady...Scored 36 goals and was named team MVP as a senior captain. Personal: Born December 20, 1988...Daughter of Cindee and Greg Roberts...Majoring in physical education.
Roberts’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2008 14 14 4 4 8 2009 16 16 3 4 7 2010 14 14 2 2 4 Totals 44 44 9 10 19
SOG FPG 7 2 10 1 6 1 23 4
GB CT 19 8 27 19 22 14 68 41
T 35 26 20 81
DC 15 16 13 44
2010: Played in six games…Scored a goal and controlled a draw. 2009: Played in all 16 games, starting one during sophomore campaign...Scored six goals and added one assist to total seven points...Picked up eight ground balls and caused three turnovers on attack. 2008: Played in 11 games, starting four as a freshman...Scored two goals and had one assist in her first season...Scored both goals in CCSU’s win over St. Francis (PA). Before Central: Played lacrosse, soccer and basketball at the Falmouth Academy...All-league and All-Cape and Islands selection in basketball. Personal: Born August 29, 1989...Daughter of Nancy and Mike Bisienere...Majoring in athletic training.
Bisienere’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2008 11 4 2 1 3 2009 16 1 6 1 7 2010 6 0 1 0 1 Totals 33 5 9 2 11
SOG FPG GB CT 3 0 5 0 11 2 8 3 2 0 0 0 16 2 13 3
T 4 10 4 18
DC 0 1 1 2
Year.............................................Senior Position ...................................Defense Height ..............................................5-2 Hometown ...........Wading River, NY High School ..............................Bethel
Year............................................. Junior Position .................................. Midfield Height ..............................................5-5 Hometown .........South Windsor, CT High School .............. South Windsor
2010: Played and started 14 games as a junior…Caused 16 turnovers…Had 11 ground balls and controlled five draws. 2009: Played in 12 games, starting two at defense...Picked up six ground balls and caused three turnovers as a sophomore. 2008: Appeared in 12 games and started seven in first season...Recorded six caused turnovers and eight groundballs. Before Central: First team all-conference performer at Bethel in ‘06 and ‘07...Also earned three all-conference honors in soccer. Personal: Born October 5, 1989...Daughter of Janet Cantor...Majoring in communication.
SOG FPG GB CT 0 0 8 6 0 0 6 3 0 0 11 16 0 0 25 25
2010: Redshirted 2009: Broke her own school record for draw controls in a singleseason with 55...Was 13th in the nation with 3.44 draw controls per game...Also tied the single-season CCSU record for caused turnovers, leading the team with 23 as a sophomore...Picked up 22 ground balls, scored six goals and tallied one assist. 2008: Started all 14 games, setting a school record in draw controls with 49 to rank sixth in the nation...Shared the team lead in caused turnovers with 12 and was second in ground balls, recording 38...Finished the season with 11 points on five goals and six assists. Before Central: All-conference, CT Super Junior Top-25 and CT Senior All-Star out of South Windsor.
Cantor’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2008 12 7 0 0 0 2009 12 2 0 0 0 2010 14 14 0 0 0 Totals 38 23 0 0 0
T 9 10 4 23
DC 1 1 5 7
Personal: Born May 26, 1989...Daughter of Carrie and Charles Momnie...Major is undeclared.
Momnie’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2008 14 14 5 6 11 2009 16 16 6 1 7 Totals 30 30 11 7 18
SOG FPG 14 0 20 1 34 1
GB CT 38 12 22 23 60 35
T 40 44 84
DC 49 55 104
Year............................................. Junior Position ...................................Defense Height ..............................................5-5 Hometown .................Longwood, FL High School ...................... Lake Mary
Year............................................. Junior Position .............................Goalkeeper Height ..............................................5-6 Hometown ................Greenfield, NY High School ............Saratoga Springs
2010: Played in 10 games as a sophomore…Had one groundball and one draw control…Caused three turnovers. 2009: Played in five contests, recording one draw control during freshman season. Before Central: Participated in lacrosse (two years), weightlifting (three years) and volleyball (two years) at Lake Mary High...Lacrosse team captain...Received Toughest Player Award...Principal’s Honorary Golden Fleece Society member. Personal: Born May 10, 1990...Daughter of Mary Pat and Ken Burke...Majoring in marketing.
Burke’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2009 5 0 0 0 0 2010 10 0 0 0 0 Totals 15 0 0 0 0
SOG FPG GB CT 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 1 3
T 1 5 6
DC 1 1 2
2010: Started all 14 games in goal for the Blue Devils…Logged 840 minutes in the net…Made 172 saves…posted a .459 save percentage…Had a 5-9 record as Central set a program record for wins… Also recorded 30 ground balls and caused five turnovers. 2009: Appeared in four games as goalkeeper...recorded 10 saves and four ground balls in 73 minutes of action. Before Central: Played lacrosse and field hockey four years at Saratoga Springs...Named Second Team Suburban Council All-Star as a sophomore...Honorable mention in 2007 and First Team All-Star selection as a senior...National Honor Society member. Personal: Born January 19, 1990...Daughter of Darlene and Mike DeLancey...Majoring in business.
DeLancey’s Statistics Year 2009 2010 Totals
GP 4 14 18
GS 0 14 14
Mins 73:09 839:59 913:08
Year............................................. Junior Position ...................................Defense Height ..............................................5-2 Hometown ............... Kings Park, NY High School ......................Kings Park
2010: Saw action in one game. 2009: Appeared in six contests, starting one during her freshman campaign. Before Central: Participated in lacrosse all four years at Kings Park High...Received academic achievement award. Personal: Born September 13, 1990...Daughter of Terri and Thomas Malloy...Majoring in secondary education.
Malloy’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2009 6 1 0 0 0 2010 1 0 0 0 0 Totals 7 1 0 0 0
SOG FPG GB CT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T 1 0 1
DC 0 0 0
GA 16 203 219
GAA 13.12 14.50 14.38
Saves 10 172 182
Pct. .385 .459 .453
Shots 30 450 480
Year............................................. Junior Position .................................. Midfield Height ..............................................5-0 Hometown ................Bloomfield, CT High School ...... Northwest Catholic
Year............................................. Junior Position ......................................Attack Height ..............................................5-1 Hometown ....................Danbury, CT High School ......................... Danbury
2010: Started all 14 games for the Blue Devils last season...Scored 16 goals and made five assists...Picked up 26 ground balls, controlled 28 draws and caused 14 turnovers. 2009: Scored 113 goals and was third on the team in assists with four during freshman season...Also was tied for third in total points with 17...Picked up 25 ground balls and caused 15 turnovers. Before Central: Named Connecticut All-State sophomore, junior and senior seasons...171 career goals in high school...Received team MVP award...Led Northwest Catholic to undefeated season in 2008...CIAC Scholar Athlete Honoree...Two year captain...Honor roll.
2010: Played in four games…Had two ground balls. Before Central: Attended Hofstra during 2008-09...Captained Danbury High during 2008 State Championship run...Earned All-FCIAC Honorable Mention and Academic All-State honors. Personal: Born September 8, 1990...Daughter of Maureen and Brendan Walsh...Majoring in construction management.
Walsh’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2010 4 0 0 0 0
SOG FPG GB CT 0 0 2 0
Personal: Born January 21, 1990...Daughter of Valerie and Robert Mara...Majoring in exercise science.
Mara’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2009 16 15 13 4 17 Totals 16 15 13 4 17
SOG FPG GB CT 41 4 25 15 41 4 25 15
T 21 21
DC 5 5
Year............................................. Junior Position ......................................Attack Height ..............................................5-6 Hometown ................Newington, CT High School ..................... Newington
2010: Played in and started 13 games…Tied for third on the squad with 24 goals…Fourth on the team with 33 points, including nine assists…Controlled six draws and picked up 14 ground balls…Had a team-high .854 shots on goal percentage. 2009: Was third on the team in goals scored with 16...Also tied for third in total points, recording 17...Added one assist, four free-position goals and 19 ground balls during freshman season...Also participates in soccer at CCSU. Before Central: Captain at Newington in 2008...Played four years and was named all-conference during junior and senior seasons...Second team All-State in 2007 and first team selection in 2008...Played in the Connecticut Senior All-Star Game...Scored 63 goals and 17 assists during senior campaign. Personal: Born July 22, 1990...Daughter of Deborah and Edward Perkoski...Majoring in elementary education.
Perkoski’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2009 16 15 16 1 17 2010 13 13 24 9 33 Totals 29 28 40 10 50
SOG FPG 36 4 44 4 80 8
GB CT 19 5 14 7 33 12
T 33 30 63
DC 4 6 10
Year................................... Sophomore Position ...................................Defense Height ..............................................5-5 Hometown .................. Mahopac, NY High School .........................Mahopac
Year................................... Sophomore Position ......................................Attack Height ..............................................5-3 Hometown ................... Branford, CT High School ......................... Branford
2010: Started 13 of her 14 games played last season…Posted 19 ground balls, four draw controls and caused 12 turnovers. Before Central: Two-time All-League and All-Elite Division 1 at Mahopac High...Also earned All-Section honors and was team captain during senior season. Personal: Born May 31, 1991...Daughter of Nancy and Rich Karner...Major is undeclared.
SOG FPG GB CT 1 0 19 12
2010: Played in 12 games starting four…Fifth on the team with 22 goals…Also had five assists to total 27 points…Had a .537 shooting percentage and controlled 14 draws. Before Central: First Team All-State and All-SCC during senior season at Branford High...Second Team All-SCC as a junior...Broke four school records including most goals and points in a season (89 and 101, respectively). Personal: Born June 17, 1991...Daughter of Betsy and Danny McCurry...Majoring in pre-nursing.
Karner’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2010 14 13 0 0 0
Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2010 12 4 22 5 27
Year................................... Sophomore Position .................................. Midfield Height ..............................................5-4 Hometown ............... Centerport, NY High School ...................Harborfields
2010: Started and played in 10 games as a freshman…Scored a goal and assisted on three others…Picked up 26 groundballs and controlled 18 draws…Caused 16 turnovers. Before Central: Started for three seasons while at Harborfields High...Also played field hockey where she earned all-division and allconference honors. Personal: Born October 2, 1991...Daughter of Denise and Shawn Roche...Majoring in elementary education.
Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2010 10 10 1 3 4
SOG FPG GB CT 3 0 26 16
SOG FPG GB CT 35 4 6 0
Year................................... Sophomore Position .................................. Midfield Height ..............................................5-4 Hometown ......................Carmel, NY High School .........................Mahopac
Year................................... Sophomore Position ......................................Attack Height ..............................................5-7 Hometown ............. Sandy Hook, CT High School ........................Newtown
2010: Started all 14 games for the Blue Devils as a freshman…Second on the team with 25 goals…Third on the team with 35 points and tied for third with 10 assists…Secured 17 draws and had 23 ground balls. Before Central: Scored 136 goals during career at Mahopac High, including 64 during senior season...Earned All-Elite and All-Section honors...Named to the Section One All-Star Second Team...Received New York State Scholar Athlete Award. Personal: Born April 9, 1991...Daughter of Debra and Evin Ryan...Majoring in physical education.
Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2010 14 14 25 10 35
SOG FPG GB CT 44 4 23 13
2010: Named Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year…Played in and started all 14 games during her freshman season…Led the Blue Devils in goals (30), assists (25) and points (55)…Grabbed 28 ground balls and controlled a team-high 24 draws…Her 25 assists were a CCSU single-season record. Before Central: Led Newtown High to SWC Championship for four straight years...In 2009 was named Most Valuable Player of SWC Championship Game...Two-time All-SWC honoree and twice earned Connecticut Division 1 All-State honors...Named Connecticut Post Player of the Year in 2009...Left Newtown High with the record for career points. Personal: Born May 19, 1991...Daughter of Mary-Jane and Larry Vendel...Majoring in physical education.
Vendel’s Statistics Year GP GS Goals Assists Points 2010 14 14 30 25 55
SOG FPG GB CT 42 4 28 12
Player Profiles CIERRA WARD
Year.......................................Freshamn Position ...................................Defense Height ..............................................5-8 Hometown .............. Farmington, CT High School ............................ Conard
2010: Redshirted Before Central: Participated in lacrosse at Conard High. Personal: Born October 18, 1991...Daughter of Gretchen Hall and Doug Ward...Major is undeclared.
Before Central: Played lacrosse for four seasons at Bay Shore High School…Was selected to the All-Division Team following the 2010 season. Personal: Born on February 9, 1992…Daughter of Janet and Roger Healy…Major is undecided.
Year.......................................Freshamn Position ......................................Attack Height ..............................................5-5 Hometown .................... Windsor, CT High School .......................... Windsor
Before Central: Played lacrosse for four seasons at Windsor High School…Captained the team as a senior…Was a three year starter and averaged a goal per game during that period…Also participated in varsity swimming, wrestling, and soccer at Windsor.
Personal: Born on February 8, 1992…Daughter of Jamie Famiano…Major is exercise science.
Year.......................................Freshamn Position ......................................Attack Height ..............................................5-5 Hometown .................Bay Shore, NY High School ....................... Bay Shore
Year.......................................Freshamn Position ...................................Defense Height ..............................................5-9 Hometown ...............Forest Hill, MD High School ........................... Fallston
Year.......................................Freshamn Position .................................. Midfield Height ..............................................5-7 Hometown .............. High Bridge, NJ High School ........................ Voorhees
Before Central: Played four years of lacrosse at Voorhees High School…Scored 238 points in high school career, 166 goals and 72 assists…Picked up a single- season school record 55 ground balls…Was a First Team All-Conference selection for three straight seasons…Was also a First Team All-Area selection for two seasons. Personal: Born on May 26, 1992…Daughter of Suzanne and Fredrick Toke…Major is biology.
Before Central: Played four years of lacrosse at Fallston High School…Also participated in basketball…Lacrosse team won the 2009 State Championship…Basketball team won back-to-back State Championships. Personal: Born on June 1, 1992…Daughter of Paula and Tony Olhausen…Major is undecided.
2010 Central Connecticut Results Day Tuesday Wednesday Saturday Thursday Friday Sunday Wednesday Friday Thursday Saturday Friday Sunday Friday Sunday
Date March 2 March 3 March 6 March 11 March 19 March 21 March 24 March 26 April 1 April 3 April 9 April 11 April 16 April 18
Opponent PRESBYTERIAN FRESNO STATE BRYANT* VIRGINIA TECH at Sacred Heart* at Quinnipiac* at Howard at Liberty WAGNER* LONG ISLAND* at Mount St. Maryâ€™s* at Monmouth* ST. FRANCIS (PA)* ROBERT MORRIS*
Result W. 14-13 W, 11-9 L, 14-10 L, 16-4 L, 18-3 L, 20-4 W, 20-8 W, 21-9 L, 17-12 L, 16-14 L, 16-5 L, 15-9 W, 23-7 L, 15-14
Record 1-0 2-0 2-1 2-2 2-3 2-4 3-4 4-4 4-5 4-6 4-7 4-8 5-8 5-9
Home Games in BOLD CAPS * Northeast Conference Game
The Automated ScoreBook Central Connecticut Overall Individual Statistics All games (as of Mar 23, 2011)
2010 Central Connecticut Statistics Overall: 5-9 Conf: 1-8 Home: 3-5 Away: 2-4 Neut: 0-0
18 17 7 10 16 1 15 23 5 3 19 24 21 13 2 30 20 12 11 9 4
VENDEL, Betsy CONWAY, Michele RYAN, Mackenzy PERKOSKI, Ashley MCCURRY, Meaghan MARA, Ashley MOONEY, Courtney MASTANDREA, Lyndsey SMEAD, Alexa ROBERTS, Jessica ROCHE, Ali BISIENERE, Kacey CANTOR, Lauren BURKE, Meghan KARNER, Caitlin DELANCEY, Erin BELARDINELLI, Eve WALSH, Tracy THIBODEAU, Arianna MALLOY, Chelsea MCINERNEY, Amy Total Opponents
14-14 14 14 1st
30 24 25 24 22 16 6 9 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 164 203
30 DELANCEY, Erin Total Opponents Goals by Period CentralConnecticut
14-14 14-14 14-14 13-13 12-4 14-14 14-14 13-13 11-0 14-14 10-10 6-0 14-14 10-0 14-13 14-14 4-1 4-0 10-2 1-0 7-0 14 14
25 55 51 14 38 51 10 35 61 9 33 51 5 27 41 5 21 42 10 16 18 9 40 0 3 7 8 7 4 2 3 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 86 250 379 87 290 450 min
839:59 839:59 839:59
203 203 164
.588 42 .824 4-7 .471 39 .765 6-14 .410 44 .721 4-14 .471 44 .863 4-11 .537 35 .854 4-6 4-8 .381 32 .762 .333 15 .833 2-3 3-8 .225 28 .700 .500 7 .875 1-3 6 .857 .286 .250 3 .750 2 1.000 .500 .000 0 .000 0-1 1 1.000 .000 .000 1 1.000 0 .000 .000 .000 0 .000 0 .000 .000 .000 0 .000 0 .000 .000 .000 0 .000 .433 299 .789 32-75 .451 375 .833 45-86 gaavg
14.50 14.50 11.71
172 172 135
.459 .459 .452
Saves by Period
28 34 35 12 21 16 22 22 8 14 23 17 35 13 23 14 6 30 7 13 6 13 13 0 6 26 28 25 14 36 11 6 31 5 5 22 13 24 17 36 5 2 5 1 2 22 13 20 14 21 26 22 18 16 56 0 0 4 1 0 11 5 4 16 19 5 3 5 1 1 19 4 16 12 22 1 5 0 22 30 2 0 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 3 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 267 189 325 147 305 290 196 261 171 247 w
5 5 9
9 9 5 1st
0 0 0 Total 172
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
3 3 6 1 1 3 0 4 0 1 4 0 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 34 23
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
450 450 379
CCSU History/Records 5 8 8 4 4 9 5 5 18 13 1
2000 (1-10, 0-6) Greg Styles at Saint Joseph’s WAGNER* at Albany at Vermont QUINNIPIAC* at Sacred Heart* at Marist at Monmouth* at Franklin Pierce at Mount St. Mary’s* at UMBC*
15 13 17 17 16 16 13 23 5 24 23
3 5 12 17 1 2 9 5 2 5 3 2 4 4 5
2001 (1-14, 0-6) Greg Styles SAINT JOSEPH’S ALBANY VERMONT FRANKLIN PIERCE at Mercyhurst at Saint Bonaventure at Quinnipiac* SACRED HEART* MONMOUTH* at Philadelphia at Wagner* at Holy Cross at C.W. Post MOUNT ST. MARY’S* UMBC*
15 16 13 3 12 12 12 10 13 9 15 16 14 17 22
7 9 6 2 5 10 4 6 9 18 6 11
2002 (4-8, 1-6) Greg Styles MARIST SAINT ANSELM at Mount St. Mary’s* at UMBC* at Columbia at New Haven WAGNER* at Monmouth* QUINNIPIAC* SAINT FRANCIS (PA)* at Sacred Heart* SIENA
11 5 16 22 15 6 12 17 17 2 9 8
7 9 7 14 7 9 15 3 4 12 7 5 7
2003 (4-9, 1-7) Greg Styles at Wagner* at Long Island* SACRED HEART* at Saint Francis (PA)* at Stony Brook NEW HAVEN BINGHAMTON MOUNT ST. MARY’S* UMBC* SIENA MONMOUTH* at Quinnipiac* at Marist
19 10 11 7 13 6 6 13 13 9 21 10 16
3 7 6 3 1 5
2004 (3-10, 1-6) Kristen Mullady at Mount St. Mary’s* VERMONT STONY BROOK LONG ISLAND* at Monmouth* QUINNIPIAC*
11 8 14 10 16 9
8 12 4 12 2 10 17
CANISIUS at FDU-Florham MARIST WAGNER* at Sacred Heart* MANHATTAN SAINT FRANCIS (PA)*
5 6 9 13 13 14 6
5 7 11 9 5 8 8 6 17 3 4 4 11 14 9 6
2005 (4-12, 2-6) Kristen Mullady STONEHILL VERMONT vs. Allegheny^ vs. Niagara^ at Sacred Heart* at Long Island* QUINNIPIAC* MONMOUTH* IONA at Manhattan MOUNT ST. MARY’S* LE MOYNE at Saint Francis (PA)* at Robert Morris* SIENA at Wagner*
3 11 7 6 11 12 10 9 15 7 2 10 8 10
2006 (3-11, 3-5) Rachel Tringali vs. Niagara& at Canisius at Le Moyne at St. Bonaventure SAINT FRANCIS (PA)* ROBERT MORRIS* at Mount St. Mary’s* LAFAYETTE LONG ISLAND* at Quinnipiac* at Monmouth* WAGNER* MANHATTAN at Sacred Heart*
7 13 14 17 7 15 19 16 12 14 17 9 19 19
4 7 13 3 7 6 10 7 15 6 12 5 13 10 7
2007 (3-12, 1-7) Rachel Tringali at UConn at Lehigh at Lafayette at Villanova AMERICAN QUINNIPIAC* MONMOUTH* at Robert Morris* at Saint Francis (PA)* MOUNT ST. MARY’S* at Iona at Long Island* HOWARD SACRED HEART* at Wagner*
16 9 7 4 13 9 18 18 8 12 13 9 11 17 14
8 7 8 8 6 2 8
2008 (1-13, 1-7) Rachel Tringali at Siena VILLANOVA vs. Iona! vs. St. Mary’s (CA)! LONG ISLAND* at Monmouth* at Mount St. Mary’s*
19 9 16 18 7 17 16
15 13 4 19 16 11 11 17 6 14 11 15 6 3 13 17
17 14 4 7 13 8 1
ST. FRANCIS (PA)* ROBERT MORRIS* at Quinnipiac* at Howard WAGNER* at Lafayette at Sacred Heart*
3 18 17 8 17 19 17
5 16 5 9 7 8 7 15 7 8 8 5 6 16 6 4
2009 (1-15, 1-7) Rachel Tringali at Villanova at Presbyterian at Davidson SIENA QUINNIPIAC* DETROIT at Wagner* at Long Island* UC DAVIS at Bryant MOUNT ST. MARY’S* MONMOUTH* at Robert Morris* at St. Francis (PA)* MANHATTAN SACRED HEART*
13 17 11 15 15 11 16 16 9 12 17 21 19 15 10 12
14 11 10 4 2 4 20 21 12 14 5 9 23 14
2010 (5-9, 1-8) Rachel Tringali PRESBYTERIAN FRESNO STATE BRYANT* VIRGINIA TECH at Sacred Heart* at Quinnipiac* at Howard at Liberty WAGNER* LONG ISLAND* at Mount St. Mary’s* at Monmouth* ST. FRANCIS (PA)* ROBERT MORRIS*
13 9 14 16 18 20 8 9 17 16 16 15 17 15
Home games in ALL CAPS * Northeast Conference contest ^ at Spring Fling in Wellington, FL & at Canisius ! at West Palm Beach, FL
Styles Mullady Tringali
2000-2003 2004-2005 2006-Present
10-41 7-22 13-60
Year-by-Year Team Record 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Overall
1-10 1-14 4-8 4-9 3-10 4-12 3-11 3-12 1-13 1-15 5-9 24-101
.091 .067 .333 .308 .231 .250 .214 .200 .071 .063 .357 .192
CCSU Records Individual Field Records Career Points Player 1. Tracey Uellendahl 2. Stephanie John 3. Abby Hayes 4. Julia Steier 5. Amy Clark
Years 2000-03 2006-09 2004-07 2004-07 2003-06
Games 51 59 55 57 48
Goals 150 92 87 56 76
Career Goals Player 1. Tracey Uellendahl 2. Stephanie John 3. Abby Hayes 4. Abbey Capobianco 5. Amy Clark
Years 2000-03 2006-09 2004-07 2005-06 2003-06
Games 51 59 55 30 48
Goals 150 92 87 78 76
Career Assists Player 1. Julia Steier 2. Tracey Uellendahl 3. Stephanie John 4. Betsy Vendel 5. Abby Hayes
Years 2004-07 2000-03 2006-09 2010-Present 2004-07
Games 57 51 59 14 55
Assists 49 34 30 25 21
Career Ground Balls Player 1. Tracey Uellendahl 2. Alice Lee 3. Amy Clark 4. Danielle Adams 5. Stephanie John
Years 2000-03 2006-09 2003-06 2003-06 2006-09
Games 51 50 48 56 59
Ground Balls 145 140 134 131 121
Career Draw Controls Player 1. Stephanie John 2. Cara Momnie 3. Amy Clark 4. Danielle Adams 5. Erin Sacharko
Years 2006-09 2008-present 2003-06 2003-06 2001-04
Games 59 30 48 56 49
Draw Controls 119 104 103 86 82
Assists 34 30 21 49 19
Single-Season Points Player 1. Tracey Uellendahl 2. Betsy Vendel 3. Tracey Uellendahl 4. Abbey Capobianco 5. Abbey Capobianco
Cl. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr.
Year 2003 2010 2002 2006 2005
Games 13 14 12 14 16
Goals 49 30 47 37 41
Single-Season Goals Player 1. Tracey Uellendahl 2. Tracey Uellendahl 3. Abbey Capobianco 4. Abbey Capobiano 5. Abby Hayes
Cl. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr.
Year 2003 2002 2005 2006 2007
Games 13 12 16 14 15
Goals 49* 47** 41 37 34
Single-Season Assists Player 1. Betsy Vendel 2. Julia Steier 3. Julia Steier 4. Michele Conway T4. Stephanie John Lauren Paolillo Tracey Uellendahl
Cl. Fr. Jr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr.
Year 2010 2006 2007 2010 2008 2007 2003
Games 14 13 15 14 14 14 13
Assists 25 19 16 14 13 13 13
Single-Season Ground Balls Player 1. Alice Lee 2. Amy Clark 3. Amanda Zabel 4. Tracy Uellendahl 5. Amanda Zabel
Cl. Jr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So.
Year 2008 2003 2006 2003 2005
Games 14 13 14 13 16
Ground Balls 72 53 52 47 43
Single-Season Draw Controls Player 1. Cara Momnie 2. Cara Momnie 3. Stephanie John 4. Stephanie John 5. Julia Steier
Cl. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr.
Year 2009 2008 2009 2008 2007
Games 16 14 16 14 15
Draw Controls 55 49 43 42 38
Assists 13 25 7 11 5
Points 184 122 108 105 95
Points 62 55 54 48 46
BOLD INDICATES ACTIVE PLAYER * Uellendahl led NCAA Division 1 in goals per game with 3.77 ** Uellendahl led NCAA Division 1 in goals per game with 3.92
CCSU Records Individual Goalkeeping Records (minimum 10 games played) Career Appearances 1. Alice Lee 2. Amanda Zabel
50, 2006-09 44, 2004-07
Most Career Wins 1. Amanda Zabel 2. Kristin Elliott
9, 2004-07 7, 2002-03
Career Starts T-1. Alice Lee Amanda Zabel
44, 2006-09 44, 2004-07
Single-Season Minutes 1. Amanda Zabel 2. Carolyn Ives
945:17, 2005 912, 2001
Career Minutes 1. Alice Lee 2. Amanda Zabel
2686:37, 2006-09 2505:50, 2004-07
Single-Season Goals Against Average 1. Amanda Zabel 10.17, 2004 2. Kristin Elliott 10.25, 2002
Career Goals Against Average 1. Kristin Elliott 2. Amanda Zabel
11.46, 2002-03 12.02, 2004-07
Single-Season Saves 1. Alice Lee 2. Alice Lee
236, 2009 225, 2007
Career Saves 1. Alice Lee 2. Amanda Zabel
651, 2006-09 507, 2004-07
Single-Season Save Percentage 1. Alice Lee 2. Alice Lee
.577, 2007* .526, 2009
Career Save Percentage 1. Alice Lee 2. Amanda Zabel
.515, 2006-09 .509, 2004-07
BOLD INDICATES ACTIVE PLAYER * Lee led NCAA Division I in save percentage
Blue Devil Team Records Most Goals Scored (Game): Most Goals Scored (Season): Fewest Goals Scored (Season): Fewest Goals Allowed (Season): Most Assists (Season): Most Ground Ball Controls (Season): Most Draw Controls (Season): Most Caused Turnovers (Season):
23 vs. St. Francis (PA), 2010 164, 2010 79, 2001 134, 2004 86, 2010 354, 2003 189, 2010 147, 2010
Individual Single-Game Records Most Goals: Most Assists:
8 - Tracey Uellendahl vs. St. Anselm, 2002 5 - Julia Steier vs. Howard, 2003; Betsy Vendel vs. LIU, 2010; Courtney Mooney vs. Liberty, 2010 9 (3x) - Tracey Uellendahl vs. Mount St. Mary's, 2000 (7 goals, 2 assists) Tracey Uellendahl vs. St. Francis (PA), 2003 (5 goals, 4 assists) Tracey Uellendahl vs. Binghamton, 2003 (7 goals, 2 assists) 29 - Alice Lee at Robert Morris, 2007 2 - Kristen Elliott, Stephanie Payne vs. St. Francis (PA), 2002
Most Points Scored: Most Saves (Game): Fewest Goals Allowed (Game):
Central Connecticut State University
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
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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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.
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.
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
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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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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.
Head Athletic Trainer
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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.
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