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Visit www.newhaven.edu or call 1-800-DIAL-UNH (342-5864) QUICK FACTS Founded: 1920 Campus: Located in West Haven, Connecticut, 82 acres on a hilltop overlooking Long Island Sound and the culturally rich city of New Haven. A southeastern branch is located in New London, Connecticut. Enrollment: 4,200 undergraduate fulltime, 6,000 total enrollment Student Ratio: 50% Male, 50% Female FACULTY Over 90% hold Ph.D.s or the highest degree in their fields. Many have backgrounds as working professionals and are consultants to Connecticut businesses, bringing hands-on experience to the classroom. UNH has a student-to-faculty ratio of 16:1. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree offerings in the arts and sciences, business, criminal justice, engineering and forensic sciences. SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Honors Program for highly-motivated students with high levels of academic achievement. Freshman-year program for all new freshmen to help them make the transition into university life. Center for Learning Resources offers free tutoring for students seeking extra help with their studies. INTERNSHIPS Our location in New Haven and proximity to New York City and Hartford allow us to offer internships with a wide variety of businesses, government, and non-profit agencies, including ESPN, MTV, Disney, FBI Crime Labs, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Unilever, and United Technologies Corporation, among others.

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University of New Haven

2011-12 Cross Country/Track & Field

2011-12 SCHEDULE Indoor Track and Field DECEMBER Sat. 3 at Yale Season Opener Sun. 11 at Southern Connecticut State Alumni Meet

QUICK FACTS University of New Haven President: ................................ Dr. Steven H. Kaplan Location: .................................West Haven, CT 06516 Founded: .............................................................1920 Enrollment: ........................................................6,000 Colors: ....................................................... Blue & Gold Nickname:...................................................... Chargers Web Page: ....................................www.newhaven.edu

JANUARY Sat. 14 Fri. 20 Fri. 27 Sat. 28

at Yale Invitational at Albany Great Dane Classic at Boston Terrier Classic (Men’s only) at Boston Terrier Classic (Women’s only)

FEBRUARY Fri. 3 Sat. 4 Fri. 10 Sat. 11 Sat. 18 Fri. 24 Sat. 25

at Yale Giegengack Invitational at Yale Giegengack Invitational at Boston Valentine Invitational (Men’s only) at Boston Valentine Invitational (Women’s only) at Northeast-10 Conference Championships at New England Championships at New England Championships

Director of Athletics:.............................. Deborah Chin Athletic Dept. Phone: ........................(203) 932-7016 Athletic Dept. Fax: ............................. (203) 932-7470 Athletic Training: ................................(203) 932-7407 Affiliation: ............................................NCAA Division II Conference: ....................... Northeast-10 Conference Web: .......................................... www.northeast10.org

MARCH Fri. 9 Sat. 10

at NCAA Division II Championships at NCAA Division II CHampionships

Athletic Communications

Sat.

Outdoor Track and Field at UConn Invitational

Director: .............................................. Andy Beardsley Phone: ............................................... (203) 932-7025 e-mail: ............................. abeardsley@newhaven.edu Athletics Hotline: ...............................(203) 932-7007 Web Page: .................... www.newhavenchargers.com

at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational at Princeton University Larry Ellis Invitational at Penn Relays at Yale University Springtime Invitationals

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APRIL Sat. 7 Fri.-Sat. 20-21 Thu.-Sat. 26-28 Sun. 29

Charger Athletics

MAY Fri.-Sat. 4-5 at Northeast-10 Conference Championships Fri.-Sat. 11-12 at New England Championships All dates and times are subject to change

Head Men’s Coach: ................................Kevin LaSure Years at UNH: ............................................... Fifth Year e-mail: ................................... klasure@newhaven.edu Head Women’s Coach: .............. Shaunnaya Williams Years at UNH: .............................................. Third Year e-mail: ................................ swilliams@newhaven.edu Assistant Coach: ........................................ Alaric Best Assistant Coach:..................................Danielle Moore Assistant Coach:........................ Alexandra Earl-Givan

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CONTENTS University Information ........................... IFC Quick Facts ............................................... 3 Head Men’s Coach Kevin LaSure............ 4 Head Women’s Coach Shaunnaya Williams... 5 Assistant Coaches ................................. 6-7 I Choose Division II ................................... 8 Roster........................................................ 9 Team Photos ........................................... 10 Meet the men’s team ...................... 11-25 Azor, Barile ..................................... 11 Cheek, Choiniere ........................... 12 Dannenhoffer, DiGuglielmo ......... 13 Downing ......................................... 14 Dunham ......................................... 15 Eder, Gosier.................................... 16 Hemmans, Jeune........................... 17 Kingston, Lambert ......................... 18 Lane, LeBlanc ................................ 19 Maldonado, Moore ........................ 20 Nohelty, Parris................................ 21 Reid, Renna ................................... 22 Roberts-Smith, Sims...................... 23 Thomas, Valalik.............................. 24 Woodin ........................................... 25 Meet the women’s team .................. 26-40 Avant, Beaudette ........................... 26 Bernardino, Brennick .................... 27 Bussiere, Cabaniero ...................... 28 Charles, Chu Foo ........................... 29 Conyers, Cortez .............................. 30 Dolan, Faria.................................... 31 Hall, Howell .................................... 32 Holloway, Hutchinson .................... 33 Kiely, Manick .................................. 34 Matthewson, Mithchell, O’Connor ..... 35 Putorti, Riendeau, Sims ................ 36 Sorrentino, Spelick ........................ 37 Stasulli, Sweeney........................... 38 Tingley, Udaya ................................ 39 Watts, Yanez .................................. 40 Men’s Records Book .............................. 41 Women’s Records Book ......................... 42 Northeast-10 Conference ...................... 43 University Administration ....................... 44 Charger Supporters................................ 45 Charger Athletics Club ........................... 46 UNH Athletics......................................... IBC 2010-11 Schedule .............................3, BC The 2011-12 UNH cross country/track and field media guide was written and designed by Director of Athletics Communication Andy Beardsley and graduate assistants Mike O’Brien and Chelsea Harold, with thanks to all previous sports information staff members and the UNH cross country/track and field teams. The information contained in this guide is deemed accurate as of the date of printing. We welcome all comments and verifiable corrections. Please contact the Office of Athletics Communcation via the contact information at left. For the latest news and information about the team, and all the latest scores, recaps and schedule changes, log on to www.NewHavenChargers.com.

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KEVIN LASURE FIFTH SEASON HEAD MEN’S COACH ALMA MATER: NEW HAVEN, 2004 Kevin LaSure enters his fifth season as head coach of the men’s cross country and track & field teams at the University of New Haven. LaSure served his first four seasons as the head coach for both the men and women’s programs. During his tenure, LaSure’s coached 19 NCAA National qualifiers and 10 NCAA All-Americans, including five-time National Champion Shannon Gagne.

Gagne received many national awards following the season, including academic accolades. She was named the Division II National Track Athlete of the Year after the indoor and outdoor season, while being named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for the College Division, an award which encompassed all NCAA sports.

finished ninth.

LaSure had served as the Chargers’ assistant cross country and track & field coach for the two years prior to his hiring while also a management assistant at Enterprise Rent-A-Car in Milford, Conn. As a member of the UNH staff, he was responsible for coaching the track teams’ sprinters and jumpers, as well as serving as asThe women’s cross country team also sistant cross country coach during the During the 2010-11 season, LaSure ran impressive during LaSure’s fourth fall seasons. coached arguably the most successseason. The team had an All-Conferful student-athlete in the history of ence runner, Dominique Stasulli, and A 2004 graduate of UNH with a BachUNH athletics. Shannon Gagne won improved their finishes at the confer- elor of Science degree in Criminal five NCAA Division II Individual Naence and regional meets. Justice/Investigative Services, LaSure tional Championships during the year, also completed a Master’s degree in three during the indoor season and In his second season, LaSure Labor Relations at UNH in 2006. two at the outdoor championships. coached Gagne to the program’s She was the first student-athlete in first ever women’s All-American. The As an undergraduate, Kevin was NCAA track and field history to win sprinter posted national qualifying a wide receiver on UNH’s football three national championships at times in both indoor and outdoor team from 2000-2003 and ran one meet across both track and field events. Her men’s sprinting counteron the Charger track & field team events when she won the 200-meter part, freshman Kevin Downing, also from 2001-2005. He won the track dash, 400-meter dash and long jump posted national qualifying times in team’s Sportsmanship Award in both at the 2011 Indoor National Champi- his first season. Gagne and Downing 2004 and 2005, and was an All-New onships. LaSure also coach freshman led the Chargers at the Northeast-10 England performer in the 200- and Ada Udaya who qualified for both the Conference Championships, includ400-meter dashes as well as on the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor National ing Downing being named the NE-10 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams. Championships. The two guided Indoor Track and Field Freshman of A native of Newark, N.J., LaSure was UNH to the highest ever finishes by the Year. a multiple-time all-county selection a Northeast-10 Conference team at in track & field and earned all-State NCAA Track and Field competition, Highlighting LaSure’s first season with parochial and all-America honors on fourth place at the indoor champithe Chargers was the women’s cross Essex Catholic High School’s 4x200onships and ninth at the outdoor country team’s second place finish at meter relay team. championships. As a team, the UNH the East Coast Conference Championwomen also finished second at the ships and the men’s cross country 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Outteam’s third place finish. At the NCAA door Championships. Regionals the men’s team finished seventh of 19 teams and the women

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SHAUNNAYA WILLIAMS FIRST SEASON HEAD WOMEN’S COACH ALMA MATER: SOUTHERN CONN., 2007 Shaunnaya Williams enters her first season as head coach of the University of New Haven women’s cross country and track & field programs. It also marks her third season overall with the Chargers as she served as an assistant coach during the 2010-11 academic year.

the Year after the indoor and outdoor season, while being named Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year for the College Division, an award which encompassed all NCAA sports.

stayed with the Owls’ women’s track and field program as an intern for the 2006-07 season.

An active member of the New Haven community, Williams spends her free The women’s cross country team time volunteering for various local also ran impressive during William’s charities and events. first season. The team had an AllDuring the 2010-11 season, Williams Conference runner, Dominique Stasulli, helped to coach arguably the most and improved their finishes at the successful student-athlete in the history conference and regional meets. of UNH athletics. Shannon Gagne won five NCAA Division II Individual National Prior to UNH, Williams coaching Championships during the year, three experience includes a year (2007-08) during the indoor season and two at as assistant track and field coach at the outdoor championships. She was the James Hillhouse High School in the first student-athlete in NCAA track New Haven, Conn. She specialized and field history to win three national in developing the teams’ sprinters championships at one meet across and jumpers, in addition to designing both track and field events when she specific workouts and exercises. won the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and long jump at the 2011 Indoor In addition, Williams has been the National Championships. Williams also assistant track and field coach for the helped to coach freshman Ada Udaya New Haven Track Club since 2005, who qualified for both the NCAA Indoor specifically working with athletes from and Outdoor National Championships. 7-14 years old. In 2010, Williams The two guided UNH to the highest earned her USATF Level One coaching ever finishes by a Nor theast-10 certificate, and recently completed her Conference team at NCAA Track and USATF Level Two coaching certificate Field competition, fourth place at the in jumps. indoor championships and ninth at the outdoor championships. As a team, A 2 0 07 g r a d u a te o f S o u t h e r n the UNH women also finished second Connecticut State University, Williams at the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference was a member of the track and field Outdoor Championships. and field hockey teams. During her career, Williams was selected to the Gagne received many national awards Northeast-10 all-conference team and following the season, including the All-New England team. She also academic accolades. She was named served as captain during her senior the Division II National Track Athlete of season. Following graduation, Williams

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ALARIC BEST SECOND SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: NEW HAVEN, 2010 Alaric Best joined the University of New Haven cross country and track & field coaching staff in August 2010, after completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in Management of Sports Industries and Business Management at UNH. He will coach mid-distance and distance runners with the Chargers.

Best competed two years for the Char- Best also has work experience as an gers in both cross country and track & intern for the SUNY Delhi Athletics field, while being named team capDepartment in 2008. tain his senior year. Prior to UNH, he spent two seasons at SUNY Delhi and earned his associates degree. While at Delhi, he earned All-American honors in track & field, while helped lead the team to a pair of NJCAA Division III National Championships.

DANIELLE MOORE FIRST SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: SOUTHERN CONN., 2011 Danielle Moore joined the University of New Haven cross country and track & field coaching staff in August 2011, after completing her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health at Southern Connecticut State University. She will coach mid-distance and distance runners with the Chargers.

Haven prior to joining the Chargers’ staff. After graduating in May of 2010, Moore served as an assistant at SCSU for one season. She designed and implemented a strength program for the distance runners and worked hand-in-hand with the Owls’ studentathletes.

She was a three-time Northeast-10 Conference Champion while earning numerous All-Conference and All-New England honors throughout her track career at Southern Connecticut. A native of Palmdale, Calif., Moore currently resides in Connecticut.

Moore completed an internship at the As a student-athlete, Moore excelled Women’s Center for Breast Health at as an All-American 800-meter runner the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New during the indoor season of 2010.

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ALEXANDRA EARL-GIVAN SIXTH SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: SOUTHERN CONN., 1994 As a former All-American and U.S. National Team competitor and entering her sixth season with the Chargers in 2011-12, Alexandra Earl-Givan brings a wealth of collegiate and international experience to University of New Haven coaching staff.

Special Olympics Local Coordinator for New Haven Schools, where she has worked since 1996. She organizes athletic programs for special educaShe won a medal at the 1995 Pantion students with the general student American Games and had the American population, recruiting coaches and women’s best distance in the hammer athletes and overseeing all aspects of throw. That season, she also competed the program administration. at the 1992 Olympic Trials. While com- She has also worked since 2000 as a peting in the hammer throw at the U.S. sports clinician for USA Track & Field Connecticut’s Extreme Technique Field National Championships, Earl-Givan placed second twice (1992, 1994) and Event Workshops. Earl-Givan currently resides in New Haven. third once (1995). in the shot put, and was Connecticut’s Collegiate Athlete of the Year in both 1993 and 1995.

Earl-Givan earned a Bachelor’s degree from Southern Connecticut State University in 1994. She was a fouryear member of SCSU’s track and field program, where she was a standout in the throwing events. She was also a three-time NCAA Division II All-American Earl-Givans also works as Connecticut

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NATIONAL RECOGNITION Our student-athletes have received the NCAA’s highest individual honors including winning the Walter Byers Scholarship Award (the NCAA’s top student-athlete) and the NCAA Woman of the Year Award.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS We have initiated national community partnerships with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

UNIQUE FISCAL MODEL We offer a unique fiscal model for intercollegiate athletics that redefine the institutional value for sponsoring sports and offering athletics scholarships.


Men’s Roster Name Marvin Azor Michael Barile MacArthur Cheek Chris Choiniere Christopher Dannenhoffer Charles DiGuglielmo Kevin Downing Matthew Dunham Matthew Eder Pat Gosier Tevonne Hemmans Matthew Jeune Joseph Kingston Kyle Lambert Arnold Lane, Jr. Joshua LeBlanc Sylvestre Maldonado Devon Moore Timothy Nohelty Ryan Parris Winston Reid Michael Renna Nazim Roberts-Smith Keenan Sims David Thomas Tyler Valalik Joshua Woodin

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

Event(s) Mid-Distance/Distance Distance Sprints/Hurdle Pole Vault Sprints/Mid-Distance Throws Sprints Distance/Mid-Distance Distance/Mid-Distance Throws Cross Country Jumps Sprints Pole Vault Mid-Distance Distance Sprints/Mid-Distance Sprints Distance Mid-Distance Sprints Throws Sprints Sprints/Hurdles Sprints/Hurdles Jumps/Multis Throws

Hometown/Previous School Brooklyn, N.Y. / Scirence Skills Center Holbrook, N.Y. / Sachem East New Haven, Conn. / James Hillhouse Manchester, Conn. / Manchester West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Somerdale, N.J. / Paul VI Meriden, Conn. / Orville H. Platt Kingston, N.Y. / Saugerties East Brunswick, N.J. / South Brunswick Rome, N.Y. / Rome Free Academy Brooklyn, N.Y./ William Grady West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Ansonia, Conn. / Platt Technical Columbia, Conn. / Windham Elmsford, N.Y. / Alexander Hamilton Saranac Lake, N.Y. / Saranac Lake / Saint Lawrence Bronx, N.Y. / South Bronx Manchester, Conn. / Manchester New Haven, Conn. / Wilbur Cross Norwalk, Conn. / Brien McMahon Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. / Hasbrouck Heights Albany, N.Y. / Colonie Hamden, Conn. / Hamden Taneytown, Md. / Frostburg State Wallingford, Conn. / Lyman Hall Beacon Falls, Conn. / Woodland Regional Women’s Roster

Name Ali Avant Aimee Beaudette Tania Bernardino Dorothy Brennick Brittany Bussiere Reeceann Cabaniero-Buendia Camille Charles Alesha Chu Foo Briana Conyers Alejandra Cortez Brittany Dolan Bridget Faria Shannon Hall Samantha Holloway Alissa Howell Calista Hutchinson Samantha Kiely Shraya Manick Samantha Mathewson Tiara Mitchell Meridith O’Connor Rachel Putorti Khris Riendeau Briana Sims Danielle Sorrentino Mara Spelick Dominique Stasulli Megan Sweeney Emma Tingley Ada Udaya Ivy Watts Monica Yanez

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

Event(s) Throws Distance Mid-Distance/Distance Sprints Throws Distance Throws Jumps/Sprints/Hurdles Jumps/Hurdles Mid-Distance Jumps/Hurdles Mid-Distance/Distance Pole Vault Throws Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Jumps/Hurdles Sprints/Mid-Distance Throws Mid-Distance/Hurdles Jumps/Hurdles Jumps/Hurdles Pole Vault Throws Throws Distance Cross Country Mid-Distance Throws Sprints/Hurdles Distance Sprints Sprints

Hometown/Previous School White Plains, N.Y. / Valhalla Canton, N.Y. / H.C. Williams Kearny, N.J. / Kearny Hamilton, Mass. / Hamilton-Wenham Agawam, Mass. / Agawam Woodenville, Wa. / Woodenville Hartford, Conn. / Northwest Catholic Bridgeport, Conn. / Bunnell Derby, Conn. / Hill Regional Career Riverside, Calif. / Norte Vista Salem, Mass. / Bishop Fenwick East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow Levant, Maine / Hermon Lunenburg, Mass. / Lunenburg Framingham, Mass. / Framinham Adams, N.Y. / South Jefferson Central Groton, Conn. / Fitch New Haven, Conn. / Wilbur Cross Ballson Lake, N.Y. / Shenendehowa Westbury, N.Y. / Old Westbury Dedham, Mass. / Dedham Seymour, Conn. / Seymour Lakeville, Mass. / Apponequet Regional Woodbridge Township, N.J. / John F. Kennedy Memorial Staten Island, N.Y. / Port Richmond Cupertino, Calif./ Monta Vista Shenandoah, Pa. / Shenandoah Rehoboth, Mass. / Dighton-Rehoboth Regional Neversink, N.Y. / Tri-Valley Central West Haven, Conn. / West Haven Waltham, Mass. / Waltham West Haven, Conn. / West Haven

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Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team

Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team


MARVIN AZOR JUNIOR XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: SCIENCE SKILLS CENTER MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, finished with a time of 2:48.51 for sixth place in the 1000m run…Posted a time of 10:25.25 in the 3000m run for seventh place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational …At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, ran a 2:12.31 to place 19th in the 800m event…In the NE-10 Championships, finished the 800m event with a time 2:09.35 to place 20th. Outdoor Track: Recorded a 12:09.87 in the 3000m steeplechase to place 15th at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…At the Springfield College Invitational, completed the 3000m steeplechase with a time of 11:40.35 to come in ninth…At the NE-10 Championships, posted a time of 2:15.88 in the 800m event to finish 26th. Cross Country: Finished with a time of 31:12 to take 32nd place in the 8k at the Fairfield University Invitational. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Posted a personal best in the 300m dash at the Yale Invitational (11:13.21)… At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, ran the 800m event in 2:12.19 for 16th place…Recorded a time of 3:02.00 in the 1000m run at the Yale Giegengack Invite…Registered a time of 5:04.39 at the University of Rhode Island Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track: Posted a time of 2:06.91 for 27th place in the 800m dash at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Captured 31st place at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 1500m dash. High School: Attended Science Skills Center in Brooklyn, N.Y....Recorded the school’s 3,000 meter steeplechase best time of 10:50...Also a member of the indoor 4x800 meter team and the DMR team. Personal: Son of Augusta Beuns...Has one sister, Edwidge...Career ambition is to become a sports facility owner and a high school track coach.

MICHAEL BARILE SOPHOMORE XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: HOLBROOK, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: SACHEM EAST MAJOR: UNDECLARED 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, placed seventh with a time of 2:56.81 in the 1000m run…Posted a time of 9:54.94 in the 3000m event to come in 11th at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational… At the NE-10 Championships, finished 24th with a time of 10:03.89 in the 3000m run. Outdoor Track: Recorded a time of 17:23.26 in the 5000m run to finish 16th at the Springfield College Invitational…At the Yale Spring Track Classic, finished the 5000m event with a time of 17:32.31. Cross Country: At the Fairfield University Invitational, completed the 8k with a time of 30:55 to place 31st. High School: Attended Sachem High School East for four years…Earned two varsity letters in track and field and cross country…A Richard Van Norr Outstanding Athlete nominee…Also a recipient of the Golden Key Award…Named to the All-Conference team in 2010. Personal: Son of Mary and George Barile…Two brothers, Chris and Matt…Undecided in a major at New Haven.

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MACARTHUR CHEEK SENIOR SPRINTS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: NEW HAVEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: JAMES HILLHOUSE MAJOR: HISTORY 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took 35th place at the Giegengack Invitational in the 400m run, finishing with a time of 54.05…At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, took 29th in the 200m dash, clocking in at 24.02… Competed at the NE-10 Championships and took 15th in the 200m dash with a time of 23.76. High School: Played two sports for James Hillhouse High School … Selected New Haven County All-Star Football Team Captain as a senior … Also an All-State honoree in track and field. Personal: Son of Carolyn Cheek … Two brothers, Aaron and Kai and two sisters, Missie and Nazereth … Majoring in History at UNH.

CHRIS CHOINIERE FRESHMAN POLE VAULT HOMETOWN: MANCHESTER, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: MANCHESTER MAJOR: FIRE SCIENCE ADMINISTRATION High School: Three-sport athlete for the Indians of Manchester, Conn…Also competed in wrestling and played soccer…Served as team captain for the wrestling and track teams in 2011…All-Conference selection in wrestling and track in 2011…Helped track team win Class LL State Championship in 2011…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Son of Fran and Allan Choiniere…Has one brother, Jeff…Majoring in Fire Science Administration at New Haven.

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CHRISTOPHER DANNENHOFFER SOPHOMORE SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: NOTRE DAME MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took fourth place at the Yale Lid Lift Opener in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 1:59.93…At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, took sixth in the 600m run, clocking in at 1:29.46…Placed 11th at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational in the 800m run, clocking in at 1:59.86…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, taking 15th in the 800m run with a time of 2:04.63. Outdoor Track: Took 31st place at the Ramapo College Invitational in the 800m run, finishing with a time of 2:07.30…At the Springfield College Invitational, took 17th in the 200m dash, clocking in at 24:68…Took 23rd at the NE-10 Championships in the 800m run, crossing the finish with a time of 2:05.53. Cross Country: Competed at the Victor F. Leeber Invitational, finishing with a time of 32:51.57.

CHARLES DIGUGLIELMO SENIOR THROWS HOMETOWN: SOMERDALE, N.J. LAST SCHOOL: PAUL VI MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING 2010-2011 Season: Outdoor Track: Took 11th place at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational in the shot put, throwing a distance of 11.50m…At the Springfield College Invitational, placed 11th in shot put with a distance of 31.79m…Competed at the NE-10 Championships, finishing 15th place in discus throw with a distance of 33.41m. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Recorded a distance of 11.63m in the shot put event at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Captured ninth place in the shot put event at the SCSU Invitational with a distance of 11.97m… Finished 22nd in the shot put at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Captured 13th at the Yale Invitational (11.94m). 2008-09 Season: Threw the shot put at the NE-10 Championship. High School: Three-time track letter winner...Also played football...Member of National Honors Society and recipient of the Christian Spirit Award. Personal: Son of Nancy and Frank DiGuglielmo... Has one brother, Jimmy and two sisters, Leah and Ann ...Career ambition is to own an engineering firm.

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KEVIN DOWNING JUNIOR SPRINTS HOMETOWN: MERIDEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: ORVILLE H. PLATT MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PSYCH. 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Captured two first place finishes at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, finishing the 60m dash with a time of 6.93 and clocking in at 22.26 in the 200m dash…Competed at the NE-10 Championships, taking fifth in the 200m dash with a seasonbest time of 22.15 and finishing in fourth with a time of 6.50 in the 55m dash. Outdoor Track: At the Ramapo College Invitational, grabbed two first place finished, clocking in at 10.79 in the 100m dash and crossing the finish at 21.98 in the 200m dash…Finished fourth at the NE-10 Championships, finishing with a time of 11.18 in the 100m dash…Finished third in both the 100m dash with a time of 11.04 and the 200m dash with a time of 22.25 at the New England Championships. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Finished first in the 55m dash at the Southern Connecticut State University Alumni Invitational with a time of 6.39…Captured the gold in the 60m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational with a time of 6.88…Also defeated the rest of the field at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational in the 200m dash with a time of 21.89. 2008-09 Season: Outdoor Track: Men’s East Region Track Athletes of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA)...University of New Haven Rookie of the year...2009 Northeast-10 Outdoor Champion in the 100m and is ranked first in the East region in the 200m and third in the 100m...Finished first five times in the 100m dash and finished 13th at the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field Championships (10.75)... Broke school records in both the 100m (10.62) and 200m (20.96). Indoor Track: Freshman of the year in the NE-10 Conference...All New England 200m Champion...Broke school records in the 60m and 200m (21.41)...Finished first in the 55m dash at the New England Championships on February 27-28 with a time of 6.39...Season-best time of 50.08 in the 400m dash at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational on February 13. High School: Set school records in the 100 and 200-meter dashes...Honors student...Member of Christian Club, Music Club and Gospel Choir. Personal: Son of Kevin Downing and Magalis Robles...Has two brothers, Shaquilte and Elijah...Majoring in Criminal Justice/Psychology at New Haven.

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MATTHEW DUNHAM SENIOR XC/DISTANCE.MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: KINGSTON, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: SAUGERTIES MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, finished the one mile run with a time of 4:30.79 to place eighth…Took first place in the 3000m event at the SCSU Alumni Invitational, finishing with a time of 9:06.64… Finished 18th, recording a time of 4:31.34 in the one mile run at the Metro Invitational…At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, finished 13th with a time of 4:30.08 in the one mile run. Outdoor Track: At the Coach Guard Academy Invitational, completed the 800m event with a time of 2:03.54 in 16th place, as well as posting a time of 4:06.85 in the 1500m run for 3rd place…Ran the 1500m event in 4:06.63 at the Springfield College Invitational to take eighth…Took 10th place at the NE-10 Championships in the 1500m event with a time of 4:02.70. Cross Country: Competed at the New England Championships, finishing 21st in the 5k and posting a time of 15:59. 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Competed in six cross country meets in 2009…Finished with a time of 17:27 in a dual meet with Fairfield University…Took 12th place with a time of 27:07 in the Fairfield University Invitational…Placed 32nd at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, crossing the finish line in 26:48…Completed the New England Championships with a team-best time of 27:10…Led the team with a time of 27:17 at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships, leading the team in 40th place…Also tallied a top-five Charger finish at NCAA Regional Championships. Indoor Track: Finished second in the 1000m run with a time of 2:35.21 at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational…Completed the one mile run in 4:17.59 at the Boston Terrier Invite…Posted a time of 2:00.99 in the 800m run at the Yale Invitational. Outdoor Track: Recorded a time of 2:08.53 in the 800m run at the Coast Guard Invitational…Posted a time of 4:06.26 at the Yale Classic in the 1500m event. 2008-09 Season: Cross Country: Finished 45th in the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships with a time of 27:49.4 helping the Chargers finish eighth in the tournament ... Finished 60th (second on the team) at the 2008 NCAA Division II East Regional with a time of 34:42 helping the Chargers finish 12th in the tournament. Indoor Track: Finished tenth with a season-best time of 4:37.09 in the one mile run at the NE-10 Championships on February 21 ... Also recorded a season-best time of 9:22.76 in the 3000m run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational on December 6. Outdoor Track: Season-high of 4:10.92 in the 1500m run at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships on May 2 ... Finished eighth with a season-high time of 16:30.21 in the 5000m run at the Springfield College Invitational on April 18. High School: Attended Saugerties High School for four years…Named the Sawyers Most Valuable Athlete in 2010…Holds the Saugerties High School record in the mile (4:24) and the two mile (9:21)…All-Conference selection as a junior and senior…Also played basketball. Personal: Son of Colleen and Newcomb Dunham…One brother, Eric and one sister, Catie…Majoring in Sports Management at UNH.

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MATTHEW EDER FRESHMAN DISTANCE/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. LAST SCHOOL: SOUTH BRUNSWICK MAJOR: CHEMISTRY High School: Ran for the Vikings of South Brunswick High School…Cross country All-Middlesex Third Team selection in 2009 and 2010…All-Middlesex Second Team selection in 2010 and 2011…Named team captain as a senior…Named Most Improved in both indoor and outdoor track as a senior…1600 All-Middlesex Third Team selection during 2010-11 season…Also played soccer. Personal: Son of Carol and Ken Eder…Has one brother; Ken and one sister; Brielle…Majoring in Chemistry at New Haven.

PAT GOSIER FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: ROME, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: ROME FREE ACADEMY MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE High School: Attended Rome Free Academy in Rome, N.Y…Also played football…All-Conference First Team selection as a defensive lineman in 2011… All-Mohawk Valley selection as a defensive lineman in 2011…Was a member of the Honor Society and graduated with Honors. Personal: Son of Suzanne Shean and Frank Gosier…Has two brothers, Jake Gosier and Eric Delaney…Majoring in Criminal Justice.

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TEVONNE HEMMANS SOPHOMORE XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: WILLIAM E. GRADY MAJOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, took first place in the 800m run with a time of 1:56.02…Competed in the 600m run at the SCSU Alumni Invitational, finishing fourth with a mark of 1:27.49…At the Yale Collegiate Invitational, ran the 400m dash in 50.92 seconds to take eighth place…Finished first in the 500m run with a time of 1:06.57 at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational. Cross Country: Competed at the 8th Annual CCSU Mini Meet, finishing with a time of 19:01. High School: Four-year member of the William E. Grady track and field and cross country teams…Two-time indoor track and field City Champion in the 600m…Three-time track and field relay City Champions in the 4x800m…Collected fifth place at the New York State Championships in 2008. Also a member of the Falcons soccer team as well. Personal: Son of Denise Malcolm and Christopher Hemmans…Majoring in Graphic Design at New Haven.

MATTHEW JEUNE SOPHOMORE JUMPS HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: NOTRE DAME MAJOR: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...NE-10 Rookie of the Week (5/18)…Indoor Track: Took second in high jump at the SCSU Alumni Meet…Finished first in long jump at the NE-10 Championships with a distance of 6.02m…Also claimed second in the high jump with a season-high 2.06m…At the New England Championships, finished 10th in high jump…Outdoor Track: Took first place in high jump at the Springfield College Invitational … Finished third in the high jump at the Yale Track Spring Track Classic…Took fifth place in the high jump at the NE10 Championships…Also finished eighth at the NE-10 Championships in the long jump with a distance of 6.64m… Captured second place at the New England Championships in high jump with a season-best 2.05m…Also took 20th at the New England Championships in long jump with a distance of 6.24m. High School: A member of the track and field and basketball team at Notre Dame High School…Named to the All-American team in 2009-10…Selected to the All-New England team as a junior and senior…Earned a selection to the Connecticut All-State teams all four years…Named to the All-Area teams from 2007-10…Recorded a career high of 6’10” in the high jump in the 2009-10 season. Personal: Son of Clautine and Miradieu Jeune…Has two brothers, Lawrence and Synder…Majoring in Business Management at New Haven.

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JOSEPH KINGSTON FRESHMAN SPRINTS HOMETOWN: ANSONIA, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: PLATT TECHNICAL MAJOR: FIRE ADMINISTRATION High School: Attended Platt Technical High School in Milford, Conn…Also ran cross-country and played football. Personal: Son of Barbara and Joseph Kingston…Has one brother, Jerimiah…Majoring in Fire Administration at New Haven.

KYLE LAMBERT SENIOR POLE VAULT HOMETOWN: COLUMBIA, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: WINDHAM MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE 2010-2011 Season: Northeast-10 Conference Winter All-Academic Team…Academic All-Conference Honors… NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Took fourth at the SCSU Alumni Meet in pole vault with a height of 3.65m…A the NE-10 Championships, finished fifth in pole vault with a season-best 3.95m. Outdoor Track: Took seventh in pole vault at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, taking sixth in pole vault with a height of 3.95m…With a season-high 4.05m, took 16th at the New England Championships. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational’s pole vaulting event, collecting ninth place with a height of 3.52m…Recorded 21st place in the 200m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Posted a time of 27.32 in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track: Finished 4th in the pole vaulting event at the Springfield Invitational…Snatched eighth place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships in the pole vault (3.95m)…Captured 10th and 12th place at the Coast Guard and George Davis Invitational’s…Registered a season best 26.41 in the 200m dash at the Coast Guard Invitational. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Finished sixth in the pole vault at the NE-10 Conference Championships on February 21 with a height of 3.35m...Also competed in the 200m dash and recorded a time of 27.51 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational on February 6-7. Outdoor Track: Finished ninth with a season-best distance of 3.44m in the pole vault at the Springfield College Invitational on April 18...Also competed in the 200m dash and recorded a time of 26.97 at the Springfield College Invite. High School: Captain of track and field team as a senior...All-Conference as a senior...Placed fourth at the state meet as a junior...Also played soccer... High Honor Roll student...Graduated fourth in class...Member of Student Council, DECA and National Honors Society. Personal: Son of Patrick and Pamela Lambert...Has one brother, Lance...Career ambition is to become a forensic lab director.

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ARNOLD LANE, JR. JUNIOR XC/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: ELMSFORD, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: ALEXANDER HAMILTON MAJOR: COMPUTER ENGINEERING 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Finished sixth at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational in the 800m run clocking in at 2:01.88…At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, completed the 600m event in ninth place in 1:33.08…Finished 13th with a time of 2:02.42 in the 800m run at the Yale Collegiate Invitational. Outdoor Track: At the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, finished the 800m event with a time of 2:13.23 and recorded a 4:24.04 in the 1500m run to take 30th…Finished 18th at the Springfield College Invitational in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:05.02…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, posting a 2:03.74 in the 800m run taking 21st. Cross Country: Finished with a time of 25:50 in the 8k at the Northeast 10 Championships. 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Competed in all six events in the 2009 season…Crossed the finish line with a time of 18:15 against Fairfield in a dual meet…Ran the Fairfield University Invitational in 29:25...Completed the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational with a time of 29:37…At the New England Championships, finished with a mark of 28:48…Snatched 63rd place (28:58) in the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Wrapped up the season with a 36:35 time at the NCAA Regional Championships. Outdoor Track: Posted a time of 2:01.37 at the Yale Classic in the 800m event…Also ran the 1500m event at the Coast Guard Invitational, recording a time of 4:15.53 for sixth place. High School: Attended Alexander Hamilton Jr./Sr. High school...All League Champion, and team MVP...Holds records in nine events including 3 relays... Was an active member of the student government. Personal: Son of Arnold Sr. and Lois Lane...Has one sister, Martha...Career ambition is to become a teacher, coach, and school administrator.

JOSHUA LEBLANC GRADUATE XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: SAINT LAWRENCE MAJOR: INDUSTRIAL/ORG. PSYCHOLOGY Prior to UNH: Four year runner for the St. Lawrence Saints. High School: Ran track and played football for the Red Storm of Saranac Lake High School…Was a seven-time Section 7 champion in the 600, 800 and 1,000 meter run…Was an All-CVAC team selection in cross country and both indoor and outdoor track…A Section 7 All-Academic First Team selection… Also played football for the Red Storm…Was a member of the Art Club and Yearbook Club as well as President of Howard V Littell Chapter of National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Cathy and Phil LeBlanc…Has two brothers; Andrew and Ben…Majoring in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at New Haven.

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SYLVESTRE MALDONADO SENIOR XC/SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: BRONX, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: SOUTH BRONX MAJOR: MUSIC AND MGT. OF SPORTS IND. 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in the Yale Collegiate Invitational, taking 15th in the 400m dash with a time of 52.05 seconds. Outdoor Track: At UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational, completed the 200m dash in 24.39 seconds to take 25th place as well as the 400m dash in 53.46 seconds to finish in 30th place…Claimed eighth at the Springfield College Invitational in the 400m dash, recording a time of 52.85 seconds…Took 11th in the 400m dash at the Yale Spring Track Classic, clocking in at 51.36 seconds. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, recorded an eight place finish in the 55m dash (7.02) and a third place finish in the 300m dash (38.02)…Posted a season-best 51.58 in the 400m dash at the Boston Terrier Invitational. Outdoor Track: Participated in the Coast Guard Invitational…Ran the 200m dash in 23.45 and the 400m dash in 51.08. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Season-best of 51.97 in the 400m dash at the Yale Invitational on January 10...Also competed in the 200m dash and recorded a time of 24.77 at the University of Rhode Island Sorlein Invitational on January 17. Outdoor Track: Finished tenth and ran a season-best of 50.85 in the 400m dash at the Yale University Springtime Invitational on April 26...Also ran a season-best of 23.68 in the 200m dash at the Yale Springtime Invite. High School: 4x400 Bronx Borough Champions...All-Academic Team...Also played football ... Valedictorian of class...National Honors Society member... Participated in YCC, student government and theatre. Personal: Son of Audeliz Moreno...Has three brothers, Jesus, Emiliano and Nicholas and three sisters, Rasnaliz, Briannaliz and Gianaliz.

DEVON MOORE FRESHMAN XC/SPRINTS HOMETOWN: LAST SCHOOL: MAJOR: 2010-2011 Season: Outdoor Track: Finished 22nd in the 100m dash with a time of 12.10 at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational.

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TIMOTHY NOHELTY SOPHOMORE XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: MANCHESTER, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: MANCHESTER MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took fifth place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the 3000m run, finishing with a time of 9:46.33… At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, took 15th in the one mile run, clocking in at 4:33.35… Competed at the NE-10 Championships and took 19th in the 3000m event with a time of 9:20.48. Outdoor Track: Grabbed sixth place at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational in the 3000m steeplechase, finishing with a 10:04.39…At the Springfield College Invitational, ran the 5000m event in 16:18.66 taking eighth…Clocked in at 10:12.62, winning sixth at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Finished the season taking fourth at the NE-10 Championships in the 3000m steeplechase, crossing the finish at 10:17.17. Cross Country: Finished 15th at the Fairfield University Invitational, recording a time of 27:43…Took 28th at the 8th Annual CCSU Mini Meet, finishing with a time of 16:08…Recorded a time of 27:22.6 at the Northeast 10 Championships. High School: Four-year member of the Manchester High School cross country and track and field teams…Named to the All-Conference Cross Country team in 2008-09…All-Conference honoree in track and field in 2010…Qualified for the Indoor National Championship in 2010…Also served as team captains for both teams as a senior. Personal: Son of Lynne and Steve Nohelty…One brother, Brendan and one sister, Kristen…Majoring in Criminal Justice-Investigative Services at UNH.

RYAN PARRIS FRESHMAN XC/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: NEW HAVEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: WILBUR CROSS MAJOR: MUSIC AND SOUND RECORDING High School: Ran for the Governors of Wilbur Cross High School…Was an All-Oronoque Division selection in 2009-10. Personal: Son of Andrea and Fred Parris…Has one brother; Christian…Majoring in Music and Sound Recording at New Haven.

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WINSTON REID JUNIOR SPRINTS HOMETOWN: NORWALK, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: BRIEN MCMAHON MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll...Indoor Track: Finished 36th in the 400m dash at the Boston Terrier Classic, registering a time of 50.57…At the SCSU Alumni Meet, finished in 11th place in the 55m dash with a time of 7.04…Took 13th in the 200m dash at the Ramapo Roadrunner Invitational, crossing the finish in 22.98…Finished in fifth place at the Yale Season Opener, participating in the 4x400m relay and posting a time of 3:35.86…Captured 12th at the NE-10 Championships, recording a distance of 6.24m in the long jump…Qualified in the 400m dash at the New England Championships. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, recorded sixth place in the 55m dash (7.05), second place in the 300m dash (36.93) and sixth place in the long jump with a distance of 5.35…Posted a season-best time of 23.84 in the 200m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…In the 400m dash, notched a time of 51.57 at the Boston Terrier Invitational. Outdoor Track: Performed in two events at the Yale Classic...Collected 12th place in the 200m (23.07) and fifth place in 400m (50.31)…Also posted a leap of 6.39m for third place in the Springfield Invitational. High School: Attended Brien McMahon High School and was a member of the Senators’ track team. Personal: Son of Winston and Elcian Reid...Enjoys sports, cars and music.

MICHAEL RENNA SENIOR THROWS HOMETOWN: HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. LAST SCHOOL: HASBROUCK HEIGHTS MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took fourth at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational in shot put, throwing a distance of 13.18m…Finished seventh at the NE-10 Championships in shot put with a distance of 13.12m. Outdoor Track: At the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational, took seventh in the shot put event with a distance of 13.43m… Took seventh in shot put with a personal-best 13.46m at the NE-10 Championships. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Registered a season best 12.99m in the shot put event at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Captured fourth place at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational with a distance of 12.97 in the shot put event…Took eighth place in the shot put at the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Threw the shot put at one meet and finished in seventh with a distance of 12.89m at the NE-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Tallied a season-long shot put throw of 13.30m, finishing in seventh place, at the NE-10 Championships... Threw a season-long distance of 30.05m in the discus at the Springfield College Invitational...Finished fourth at the Springfield College Invitational in the shot put with a distance of 13.15m. High School: Played football and a member of the Aviators track and field team at Hasbrouck Heights High School...Named to the All-State Group 1 First Team in football and track and field...Three-time state champion during his senior year (football, indoor track and field, and outdoor track and field). Personal: Son of Robin and Susan Renna...Has two sisters, Lindsay and Stephanie...Selected UNH for its great Criminal Justice program.

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NAZIM ROBERTS-SMITH FRESHMAN SPRINTS HOMETOWN: ALBANY, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: COLONIE MAJOR: ACCOUNTING High School: Competed in cross-country and track and field at Colonie High School in Albany, N.Y…Was a Section 2 runner-up in 2010…Was an AllConference selection in 2011…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Son of Sonia Roberts-Smith and Edson Smith…Has one sister, Nayamka Roberts-Smith…Majoring in Accounting at New Haven.

KEENAN SIMS SOPHOMORE SPRINTS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: HAMDEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: HAMDEN MAJOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Competed at the Giegengack Invitational, finishing the 500m run with a time of 1:14.57. Outdoor Track: Took fifth place at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational in the 110m hurdles, finishing with a time of 1:03.02…At the Yale Spring Track Classic, took ninth in the 110m hurdles crossing the finish with a time of 16:10…Took 23rd at the New England Championships in the 110m hurdles, clocking in at 16.33.

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DAVID THOMAS SENIOR SPRINTS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: TANEYTOWN, MD. LAST SCHOOL: FROSTBURG STATE MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track:Grabbed two second place finishes at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, finishing with a time of 6.97 in the 60m dash and 22.33 in the 200m dash…Finished third at the Giegengack Invitational in the 200m dash with a time of 22.25…Tallied a third place finish at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, clocking in at 7.02 in the 60m dash. Outdoor Track: Took second place in the 100m dash at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational, finishing with a time of 11.23… Took third in the 100m dash with a time of 10.68 and first in the 200m dash with a time of 21.75 at the Yale Spring Track Classic...Competed at the New England Championships, taking fifth in the 100m dash, clocking in at 11:00 and eighth in the 200m dash with a time of 22.40. Prior to UNH: Played wide receiver for two seasons at Frostburg State University...Qualified for the 2010 NCAA Division III Championships in the long jump event. High School: Played two sports at Francis Scott Key High School…Named to the All-County First Team in football...Three-time letter winner…Also selected to the All-Country track and field team as well. Personal: Son of Claudia and David Thomas…Three brothers, Chris, Xavier and Johnathan…Majoring in Criminal Justice at UNH.

TYLER VALALIK FRESHMAN JUMPS/MULTIS HOMETOWN: WALLINGFORD, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: LYMAN HALL MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING High School: Attended Lyman Hall High School in Wallingford, Conn…Was the state pole vault champion in 2011…Named the Lyman Hall Track MVP… Also competed in gymnastics…Graduated with High Honors. Personal: Son of Jackie and George Valalik…Has one brother, Michael and one sister, Erinn…Majoring in Mechanical Engineering at New Haven.

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JOSHUA WOODIN JUNIOR THROWS HOMETOWN: BEACON FALLS, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: WOODLAND REGIONAL MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE 2010-2011 Season: Did not compete. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Finished 25th in the shot put event at the Boston University Terrier Classic, throwing a distance of 12.82m…Also took 22nd in the weight throw event, finishing with a distance of 13.80m…At the NE-10 Championships, finished 14th in the shot put with a distance of 11.79m and fifth in the weight throw with a distance of 13.65m…Outdoor Track: Tallied a first place finish at the Springfield College Invitational, registering a distance of 45.89m in the hammer throw event…Took ninth at the Coast Guard Spring Invitational in the discus throw, tossing a distance 37.30m…Finished seventh at the NE-10 Championships in the shot put event, throwing a distance of 13.16m. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Placed fifth in the weight throw at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships (2/21) with a throw of 13.14m ... Recorded a season-best 13.28m throw in the weight throw at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational (2/13) ... Placed sixth in the shot put with a season-best throw of 12.90m at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Outdoor Track: Placed eighth with a season-beast 36.02m throw in the discus at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships (5/2) ... Finished tenth in the shot put with a season-high throw of 12.81m at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships ... Had a season-high 43.72 throw in the hammer throw at the Yale Springtime Invite (4/26). High School: Set school record in discus ... Also played football ... All-State and All-League in football ... New Haven County All-Star Team .... Member of state championship winning team. Personal: Son of Chris and Jackie Woodin ... Has one brother (Jason).

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ALI AVANT FRESHMAN XC/THROWS HOMETOWN: WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: VALHALLA MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE/FORENSIC PSYCH High School: Played three sports for the Vikings of Valhalla High School…An All-Section selection in the javelin throw…An All-Section selection in the discus throw in 2010 and 2011…Named All-League Honorable Mention for 2010-11 season. Personal: Daughter of Yvonne and Myron Avant…Has one brother; Myron…Majoring in Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology at New Haven.

AIMEE BEAUDETTE FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: CANTON, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: H.C. WILLIAMS MAJOR: UNDECIDED High School: All-Conference cross country and track selection for the Golden Bears of H.C. Williams Senior High School…Four-year First Team AllNorthern Athletic Conference selection in cross country…First Team All-NAC indoor track selection in 2008, 2009 and 2010…First Team All-NAC outdoor track selection in 2009 and 2010…Helped lead cross country squad to Section X Championships in 2008…Helped track team win Section X Indoor Track Championship in 2008 and 2010…Owns the school record in the 3000m run and as a member of the 4x800 relay team…Was a member of the National Honor Society and graduated with High Honors. Personal: Daughter of Pamela and John Beaudette…Has three brothers; Tyler, Joseph and Jacob…Undecided on a major at New Haven.

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TANIA BERNARDINO JUNIOR XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: KEARNY, N.J. LAST SCHOOL: KEARNY MAJOR: CRIMINAL PYSCHOLOGY 2010-11 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 21:23.00 to finish 19th overall at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Finished fourth overall in the 1000m run in 3:27.41 at the Fairfield University Invitational…Placed fourth overall in the 3000m run with a time of 11:57.25 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Finished 20th overall in the 1500m run with a time of 5:25.20 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Placed 18th overall in the 800m run in 2:44.21 at the Springfield College Invitational. 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 16:52:00 at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 1000m finishing in 3:21.96 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational… Also ran the 1 mile run in 5:55.89 at the URI Sorlein Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran season best in the 1500m finishing in 5:16.58 at the George Davis Invitational. High School: Attended Kearny High School in New Jersey...Named to the All-Hudson County team and was a Hudson County Champion in the mile with a best time of 5:30. Personal: Daughter of Miguel and Gorette Bernardino...Has one brother, Rafael and one sister, Raquel...Also a member of the French club in high school.

DOROTHY BRENNICK JUNIOR XC/SPRINTS HOMETOWN: HAMILTON, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: HAMILTON-WENHAM MAJOR: INTERIOR DESIGN 2010-11 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Ran a season-best in the 200m finishing in 28.96 at the Yale Season Opener…Placed fourth in the 600m run with a time of 1:57.36 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational…Ran a season-best in the 400m with a time of 1:03.72 at the Northeast-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Finished 18th overall in the 100m with a time of 14:64 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Placed 10th overall in the 400m with a season-best time of 1:06.42 at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Finished 13th overall in the 200m in 28:85 seconds at the Springfield College Invitational…Ran a season-best time in the 100m with a mark of 14.77 seconds at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Finished 13th in the 200m with a season-best time of 28. 73 seconds at the NE-10 Championships. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m finishing in 28.74 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Also ran a season best in the 300m finishing in 46.78 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best at the Coast Guard Invitational 200m dash finishing in 28.96 and also ran a season best in the 400m at the Yale Classic finishing in 1:06.38. High School: Four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track programs…Captain in both indoor and outdoor track her senior year…Holds the 4 by 200m relay record and the shuttle dash relay record … Received the Coaches Award in outdoor track…Member of the Interact, a community service club. Personal: Daughter of Dorothy Brennick…Enrolled as an interior design major.

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BRITTANY BUSSIERE SOPHOMORE THROWS HOMETOWN: AGAWAM, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: AGAWAM MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Took fourth at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the shot put event, throwing a distance of 10.47m…Competed in the NE-10 Championships, finishing 12th in shot put with a distance of 10.31m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a seventh place finish in shot put at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, throwing a distance of 9.69m…Grabbed 13th at the NE-10 Championships in the shot put event, throwing it a distance of 9.74m. High School: Four-year member of the Agawam High School track and field team…Set the school shot put record in 2010 with a distance of 35’10.25” in 2010…Was crowned the Western Massachusetts Champion in shot put event in 2010…Selected to the All-Western Massachusetts team in 2009-10…Named to the All-Conference teams in 2009-10…Led the team to two Western Massachusetts second place finishes in 2009-10…Served as the team captain as a senior. Personal: Daughter of Lyn and Bruce Bussiere…Has one brother, Zack and two sisters, Heather and Courtney…Majoring in Sports Management at New Haven.

REECEANN CABANIERO-BUENDIA SOPHOMORE XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: WOODENVILLE, WA LAST SCHOOL: WOODENVILLE MAJOR: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Tallied an eighth place finish at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational in high jump, finishing with a height of 1.45m…Took fourth place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the high jump event. Outdoor Track: Grabbed fifth in the high jump at the Ramapo College Invitational, reaching a height of 1.50m…Captured ninth at the NE-10 Championships with a season-best height of 1.53m in the high jump. High School: Attended Woodinville High School for four years…Also played volleyball…Member of the Honor Society. Personal: Daughter of Robert and Roxanne Buendia…Enrolled as a Systems Engineering major.

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CAMILLE CHARLES SOPHOMORE THROWS HOMETOWN: HARTFORD, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: NORTHWEST CATHOLIC MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Took seventh place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the shot put event with a distance of 9.47m…Grabbed 16th place in shot put with a season-best distance of 9.72m. Outdoor Track: Tossed a season-best distance of 10.24m in the shot put event while taking 11th place at the Yale Spring Track Classic… Competed in the NE-10 Championships, taking 10th place in the shot put event with a distance of 10.02.

ALESHA CHU FOO SENIOR JUMPS/SPRINTS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: BRIDGEPORT, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: BUNNELL MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Grabbed two third place finishes at the SCSU Alumni Invitational, recording a distance of 10.10m in the triple jump and 5.00m in the long jump…Tallied a fourth place finish at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational in the long jump with a distance of 5.14m…Took ninth place at the NE-10 Championships in the long jump with a distance of 4.78m…Also took 11th place at the NE-10 Championships in triple jump with a distance of 10.00m…At the New England Championships, finished in 21st place in the long jump with a distance of 4.82m. Outdoor Track: Tallied a second place finish at the Springfield College Invitational in long jump…Posted a fourth place finish in the NE-10 Championships in the high jump even with a distance of 1.58m…Also took a sixth place finish in the NE-10 Championships in long jump with a season-best distance of 4.96. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Registered a time of 9.42 for third place in the 55m hurdles at the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational…Posted a time of 10.29 for sixth place in the 60m hurdles at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Leaped for a distance of 4.86m for 14th place in the long jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Captured third place with a distance of 4.93m in the long jump at the SCSU Invitational…Won the triple jump with a distance of 10.13m at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Finished in third place in the triple jump with a distance of 10.17m at the SCSU Invite…Captured eighth place in the triple jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. Outdoor Track: Posted a time of 14.47 in the 100m dash at the George Davis Invitational…Captured eighth place in the high jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships… Collected a top five finish in the triple jump event at the NE-10 Championships…Finished in 10th place with a distance of 4.90m in the long jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Finished the 200m dash in 27.89 at the NE-10 Championships on February 21...Had a season-best of 9.12 in the 55m hurdles at the University of Rhode Island Sorlein Invitational on January 16...Finished 1.55m in the high jump three times...Broke school record in the distance medley relay with a time of 13:10.87. Outdoor Track: Best 100m hurdle in 16.53 at the Yale University Springtime Invitational on April 26... Finished second in the High Jump with a season high of 1.55m at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational on April 4. High School: Set school record in high jump...Also played tennis and participated in cheerleading and marching band. Personal: Daughter of Ashton Chu Foo and Charlette Nichols...Has one brother, Keshan...Career ambition is to be a crime scene investigator.

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BRIANA CONYERS FRESHMAN JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: DERBY, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: HILL REGIONAL CAREER MAJOR: UNDECLARED High School: Was a three-sport athlete for the Panthers of Hill Regional Career Magnet High School…Served as team captain for volleyball and track and field teams…A track and field All-SCC selection in 2010…A Class M Champion in 2011…An All-State selection in 2010 and 2011…An All-Area selection in 2011…Was also a member of the basketball team and cheerleading squad. Personal: Daughter of Celena and Ron Conyers…Has one brother; D’Ron…Undecided on a major.

ALEJANDRA CORTEZ FRESHMAN XC/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: RIVERSIDE, CALI. LAST SCHOOL: NORTE VISTA MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE High School: California State Scholar Athlete…Three-time League Champion…Cross country MVP…CIF qualifier in both cross country and track…Cross country/track Scholar Athlete...IB Diploma graduate…Alvord Unified School District Student of the Month…Teacher Award in Art…Riverside County Superintendent honors top academic achievement…Part of Best Buddies. Personal: Daughter of Jose and Alejandra Cortez…Majoring in Forensic Science at New Haven…Hobbies include drawing, listening to music, watching movies and running.

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BRITTANY DOLAN FRESHMAN JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: SALEM, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: BISHOP FENWICK MAJOR: MARINE BIOLOGY High School: Team captain as a senior for the Crusaders of Bishop Fenwick High School…Salem News All-Star Honorable Mention and Team MVP in 2008 and 2009…State Qualifier in the outdoor 100m hurdles and 4x100m relay team in 2009…Helped outdoor team to Catholic Central League Championships in 2008, 2009 and 2010…State Qualifier in the outdoor 100m hurdles, 200m hurdles, triple jump and 4x100 relay in 2010…League All-Star in the 100m outdoor hurdles and 4x100 relay in 2010…Indoor Catholic Central League All-Star, Tri-County League MVP and Team MVP in 2009…Salem News All-Star and Tri-County League All-Star in 2010…Qualified and competed at Nike Indoor Nationals as member of the sprint medley team in 2010…State champion in the long jump in 2010…Also played soccer. Personal: Daughter of Debbie Ibanez…Has one sister; Meghan…Majoring in Marine Biology at New Haven.

BRIDGET FARIA JUNIOR XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: EAST MEADOW, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: EAST MEADOW MAJOR: BUSINESS MARKETING 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...Indoor Track: At the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, took sixth place in the 800m run, clocking in at 2:30.51…Took 20th at the Yale Collegiate Invitational in the 800m run, crossing the finish at 2:35.59…At the Lafayette/Rider Invitational, took 11th in the 800m run finishing with a time of 2:24.58…With a season-best time, finished the 800m run in 2:23.97 to take eighth place at the NE-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Started the season at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, clocking in at 5:27.27 in the 1500m run as well as 2:39.61 in the 800m run…Claimed eighth place at the Springfield College Invitational in the 800m run with a time of 2:27.80…At the Yale Spring Track Classic, finished the 400m dash in eighth place, clocking in at 1:02.61…Competed at the NE-10 Championships, finishing with a season-best in the 800m run, crossing the finish at 2:23.44 in eighth place…Finished the season at the New England Championships in the 800m run with a time of 2:24.38. Cross Country: Finished 21st at the Fairfield University Invitational with a time of 21:46…Competed in the Northeast 10 Championships, finishing with a time of 20:30.7…Completed the season at the NCAA East Region Championships with a time of 31:45. 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 18:27.00 at the Fairfield University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m dash finishing in 2:29.05 at the Boston Terrier Invite…At the URI Sorlein Invite finished the 1000m dash with a time of 3:25.25 and finished the mile run in 6:00.81. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a time of 2:26.98 finishing in tenth place. High School: Named to All-Conference, All-Division, & All-County teams...Helped lead team to Nassau County Championship in 2007 and 2008...Also a member of the Marching band. Personal: Daughter of George and Patricia Faria...Has one brother, Joe...Career ambition is to work in advertising.

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SHANNON HALL JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY/POLE VAULT HOMETOWN: LEVANY, MAINE LAST SCHOOL: HERMON MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE/CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: Competed at the SCSU Alumni Invitational, taking sixth in the 600m run finishing with a time of 2:09.09…At the Yale Giegengack Invitational, recorded a time of 1:36.78 in the 500m dash. Outdoor Track: Ran her season-best 200m dash with a time of 32.49 seconds at the Springfield College Invitational as well as 19th in pole vaulting with a vault of 2.15m…Took ninth place at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, recording a 2.45m pole vault…Finished the NE-10 Championships, posting a 2.40m pole vault to take ninth place. Cross Country: At the Fairfield University Invitational, crossed the finish line at 27:19…Recorded a time of 24:16.7 at the Northeast 10 Championships…Finished with a time of 31:45 at the NCAA East Region Championships. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational finishing with a time of 33.27. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m dash finishing in 32.10 at the Yale Classic…At the Coast Guard Invitational competed in the Pole Vault finishing with a height of 2.21m placing in sixth. High School: Competed in Eastern Maine Class B Conference...Also participated in soccer, basketball and softball...Honors student...Was a member of the leaders club, and student council. Personal: Daughter of Johanna Hughes...Has one brother, Ben and three sisters, Emily, Malerie and Sam...Career ambition to be a forensic scientist.

ALISSA HOWELL JUNIOR SPRINTS/JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: FRAMINGHAM, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: FRAMINGHAM MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region Team…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, tallied a first place finish in long jump with a distance of 5.07m…Took fifth at the Yale Collegiate Invitational in the long jump, finishing with a season-best 5.13m…Finished third in the triple jump event with a distance of 10.54m at the NE-10 Championships…Also registered two ninth place finishes at the NE-10 Championships, including a distance of 4.87m in the long jump event and a time of 7.65 in the 55m dash. Outdoor Track: Grabbed second in the long jump event with a distance of 5.50m at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…Captured first place in long jump at the Springfield College Invitational, jumping a distance of 5.11m…Took fourth at the NE-10 Championships, posting a distance of 5.03m in the long jump…At the New England Championships, took 22nd in the long jump event with a distance of 5.03m. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship ran season bests in the long jump finishing with a distance of 5.20m placing forth and in the triple jump finishing with a distance of 10.60m placing third. Outdoor Track: Finished first at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m dash with a time of 12.94…Placed fifth in the long jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a distance of 5.18m and also placed fifth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.56m…Also competed in the New England Championship finishing sixteenth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.37m. High School: Named team MVP in her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Named to the Boston Globe First Team All-Star and was the Baystate Conference Champion in the 55m, long jump and triple jump. Personal: Daughter of Kelvin and Margaret Howell...Has one brother, Romel and one sister, Kerry Ann...Career ambition is to become a therapist.

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SAMANTHA HOLLOWAY FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: LUNENBURG, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: LUNENBURG MAJOR: LEGAL STUDIES High School: Attended Lunenburg High School in Lunenburg, Mass…Served as a team captain in Indoor and Outdoor Track…Received the Coaches Award in Indoor and Outdoor Track…Was an All-Star in the MidWatch Division C League…Also played soccer…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Daughter of Cynthia Holloway…Has one brother, Christopher…Majoring in Legal Studies at New Haven.

CALISTA HUTCHINSON JUNIOR JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: ADAMS, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: SOUTH JEFFERSON MAJOR: MARINE BIOLOGY 2009-10 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...Indoor Track: Finished in sixth place in the 55m dash at the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational with a time of 7.93…Posted a time of 8.66 in the 60m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Recorded a time of 29.08 in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational…Captured 20th place in the 55m hurdles at the URI Sorlein Invite… Finished in fifth place in the high jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Leaped for a distance of 1.50m at the NE-10 Championships…Recorded a fifth place finish at the SCSU Invite with a distance of 9.55m in the triple jump event. Outdoor Track: Sprinted the 100m dash in 13.93 for 15th place at the Coast Guard Invitational…Recorded a height of 1.47m for fifth place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Captured 14th at the NE-10 Championships with a distance of 4.49m in the long jump event…Collected 10th place in the NE-10 Championships with a distance of 10.06m in the triple jump event...Captured a personal best in the high jump with a distance of 1.55m at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Finished the 55m dash with a time of 8.19 at the University of Rhode Island Sorlein Invitational on January 16...Recorded a time of 8.82 in the 60m dash at the Yale University Invitational...Season-best of 8.93 in the 55m hurdles at the NE-10 Conference Championships on February 21...Season-best of 1.52m in the high jump at the University of Rhode Island Sorlein Invitational on January 16. Outdoor Track: Finished fourth in the high jump with a distance of 1.52m at the Walt Disney World Invitational on March 20-21. High School: Three-time state qualifier in high jump, finishing fourth as a senior...Four-time All-Star in high jump...Four-time conference champion in high jump...Holds school record for high jump...Also played soccer. Personal: Daughter of Roger and Carol Hutchinson...Has one sister, Alexandra.

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SAMANTHA KIELY FRESHMAN XC/SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: GROTON, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: FITCH MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE High School: Ran for the Falcons of Fitch Senior High School…Was a cross country All-ECC selection in 2009 and 2010…An indoor track All-ECC selection for three straight seasons in 2008-09, 2009-10, and 2010-11…Won the indoor 600m at the ECC Championship and Class L Divisional Championships in 2011…Finished fourth in the indoor 600m at the CIAC State Open Championships in 2011…Placed 10th in the indoor 600m at the New England Championship in 2011…Finished second in the outdoor 400m at the ECC Championship in 2011…Placed third in the outdoor 400m at the CIAC Class L Championship in 2011…Placed seventh in the outdoor 400m at the CIAC State Open Championship in 2011…Was a member of the National Honor Society and was the Student Leadership President and Senior Class President as a junior and senior. Personal: Daughter of Lori and Brian Kiely…Has one sister; Stefanie…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven.

SHRAYA MANICK JUNIOR THROWS HOMETOWN: NEW HAVEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: WILBUR CROSS MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...Northeast-10 Conference Field Athlete of the Week (4/26)…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Started the season with three first place finishes…Threw a distance of 12.18m in the shot put event and 15.67m in the weight throw at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Also finished with a distance of 12.01m at the SCSU Alumni Invitational…Picked up two second place at the NE-10 Championships in both the shot put and wright throw events…Took 21st at the New England Championships in the shot put event. Outdoor Track: Took second place at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational, finishing with a distance of 46.38m in the hammer throw event…Captured first place at the Springfield College Invitational, throwing a distance of 11.18m in the shot put…Tallied a pair of third place finishes, throwing a distance of 48.27m in the hammer throw and reaching 36.50m in the discus throw at the NE-10 Championships…At the New England Championships, finished in fifth place with a season-best distance of 39.59m and an 11th place finish in the shot put event. 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Captured 16th place in the New England Championships with a distance of 15.08 in the weight throw event…Finished in third place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships in the weight throw event…Collected fourth place in the weight throw at the Yale Lid Lifter and SCSU Invitational’s. Outdoor Track: Recorded a season best 11.58m in the shot put at the Yale Classic…Finished in ninth place at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a distance of 10.70m in the shot put…Launched a distance of 31.73m at the New England Championships…Captured a second place showing in the discus throw at the Springfield Invitational…Posted a distance of 47.32m in the hammer throw event at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships. High School: Four-year member of the indoor and outdoor track and field teams…Set school record in the shot put and discus…Finished third in the state in the outdoor shot put and second in the state indoor…Fourth in the state outdoor discus championships…Member of the Spanish and Latin Honor Society… Honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Francine Manick…Enrolled as a criminal justice major.

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SAMANTHA MATTHEWSON FRESHMAN XC/MID-DISTANCE/HURDLES HOMETOWN: BALLSON LAKE, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: SHENENDEHOWA MAJOR: COMMUNICATIONS High School: Ran for the Plainsmen of Shenendehowa High School…Was a scholar athlete in 2011…Received the Julia Shapiro scholar athletic award in 2011…Graduated with Honors. Personal: Daughter of Nancy and William Mathewson…Has one sister; Christine…Majoring in Communications at New Haven.

TIARA MITCHELL FRESHMAN JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: WESTBURY, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: OLD WESTBURY MAJOR: BIOLOGY-PREMEDICAL High School: Was a member of the track and field team for the Dragons of Westbury High School…Graduated with High Honors…Was a member of the Key Club and Future Business Leaders of America. Personal: Daughter of Krystal Davis and Tracy Mitchell…Majoring in Biology-Premedical at New Haven.

MEREDITH O’CONNOR JUNIOR JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: DEDHAM, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: DEDHAM MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Took fifth place at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the 600m run, crossing the finish with a time of 1:58.19…At the Lafeyette/Rider Invitational, took 13th in the 60m hurdles. Outdoor Track: Placed fourth at the Springfield College Invitational in the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.69 and the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:11.27...Finished in seventh place at the NE-10 Championships, finishing the 100m hurdles with a time of 16.31 and the 400m hurdles in 1:08.50…Took 29th at the New England Championships in the 400m hurdles. 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational Ran season bests in the 55m hurdles finishing in 9.66 placing fifth and in the 300m dash finishing in 48.40 placing eighth. Outdoor Track: Placed sixth at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m hurdles finishing in 17.44…Ran season best at the Northeast-10 Championship in the 400m hurdles finishing in seventh with a time of 1:11.13. High School: Competed in the Bay State Conference...Was team MVP spring track 2008, and winter track 2008-09...Earned 12 varsity letters...A member of the peer leadership club, student council, and SADD. Personal: Daughter of Paul and Melissa O’Connor...Has one brother, Evan.

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RACHEL PUTORTI JUNIOR POLE VAULT HOMETOWN: SEYMOUR, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: SEYMOUR MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2010-2011 Season: NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Placed fourth in pole vault at the SCSU Alumni Invitational, finishing with a height of 2.54m. Outdoor Track: Took seventh at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational in pole vault, finishing with 2.45m…Finished eighth with a season-best 2.95m in pole vault at the Yale Spring Track Classic…Captured fifth at the NE-10 Championships with 2.85m in the pole vault.

KHRIS RIENDEAU FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: LAKEVILLE, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: APPONEQUET REGIONAL MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE High School: Attended Apponequet Regional High School in Lakeville, Mass…Finished in eighth place in the MIAA States Championships Outdoor Track and Field Division II javelin throw in 2011…Was also a member of the swimming and diving team. Personal: Daughter of Margaret and Jeffrey Riendeau…Has one brother, Brandon…Majoring in Forensic Science at New Haven.

BRIANA SIMS FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP, NJ LAST SCHOOL: JFK MEMORIAL MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT High School: Served as team captain for the Mustangs of John F. Kennedy Memorial High School…Four-year letter winner…Was also a four-year letter winner and team captain of the competitive cheerleading squad...Served as School Ambassador to the Board of Education and a member of the Gifted and Talented program. Personal: Daughter of Samantha and Jeffrey Sims…Has two sisters; Jillian and Olivia…Majoring in Sports Management at New Haven.

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DANIELLE SORRENTINO FRESHMAN DISTANCE HOMETOWN: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: PORT RICHMOND MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY-ELEMENTARY EDUCATION High School: Ran cross country and track for the Raiders of Port Richmond High School…Named to cross country State Island H.S. Track & Field Association First Team All-Star selection in 2010…Helped lead team to Staten Island Cross Country and PSAL Cross Country City Championships in 2010…Was a member of the National Honor Society, graduated with Honors and was named Valedictorian. Personal: Daughter of Linda and Charles Sorrentino…Majoring in Psychology-Elementary Education.

MARA SPELICK JUNIOR CROSS COUNTRY HOMETOWN: CUPERTINO, CALIF. LAST SCHOOL: MONTE VISTA MAJOR: FIRE SCIENCE 2010-2011 Season: Indoor Track: At the Yale Giegengack Invitational, took 27th in both the 500m with a time of 1:30.69 and the 60m hurdles with a mark of 10.39…Placed 17th in the 60m hurdles, clocking in at 10.55 seconds at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational…Completed the 55m hurdles in 11.83 seconds, taking 18th at the NE-10 Championship. Outdoor Track: Kicked off the season at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational, taking 11th in the 500m dash, crossing the finish at 17.18 seconds…At the Springfield College Invitational, finished 12th in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:16.67…Competed at the Yale Spring Track Classic, recording a time of 17.94 seconds in the 100m hurdles and 1:14.93 in the 400m hurdles…Finished the NE-10 Championship taking 13th in the 100m hurdles at 17.87 seconds and 15th in the 400m hurdles at 1:22.82. 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran in the Victor F. Leeber, S.J. Invitational finishing with a time of 28:05.00. Indoor Track: Ran a season best at the Yale Giegengack Invitational finishing in28.57…Placed fifth at the Yale Lid Lifter in the 600m dash finishing in 1:53.60. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best at the Yale Classic finishing the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.38…Ran the 400m hurdles at the Coast Guard Invitational finishing in 1:12.52. High School: Four-year member of the track and field team…Received the team Workhorse Award as a senior…Named team Most Valuable Player freshmen year…Also lettered in cross country…Captain of cross country team as a senior…Member of the Special Olympics Club. Personal: Daughter of Ruth and Jim Spelick…Majoring in fire science at UNH.

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DOMINIQUE STASULLI JUNIOR XC/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: SHENANDOAH, PA. LAST SCHOOL: SHENANDOAH VALLEY MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE 2010-11 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region selection...Cross Country: A Northeast-10 All-Conference selection… Placed 13th overall with a season-best time of 20:10.80 at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational. Indoor Track: Finished second overall in the 600m with a time of 1:44.20 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational…Placed third overall in the 3000m run with a mark of 11:22.50 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational…Claimed eighth overall in the 1000m run with a time of 3:01.63 at the Boston University Terrier Invitational…Took fourth overall in the one mile run in 5:10.96 at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games…Finished sixth overall in the 1000m run with a time of 3:06.70 at the Northeast-10 Championships…Placed fourth overall with a season-best mark of 4:14.04 in the one mile run at the NE-10 Championships…Took 14th overall in the 1000m run with a time of 3:03.95 at the New England Championships. Outdoor Track: A Northeast-10 All-Conference selection in the 10000m run and 3000m steeplechase…Finished ninth overall with a season-best mark of 2:23.25 in the 800m run at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…Claimed sixth overall in the 1500m run with a mark of 5:09.32 at the Springfield College Invitational…Took second in the 3000m steeplechase with a season-best time of 11:40.78 at the Yale Spring Track Classic… Finished second in the 3000m steeplechase with a mark of 11:45.41 and third in the 10000m run with a time of 41:47.18 at the NE-10 Championships. 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best at Fairfield University finishing in 16:10. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational finishing in 2:31.61…Also ran a season best in 1000m dash at the SCSU Alumni Invitational finishing in 3:14.63 placing third. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 3000m steeple at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship finishing in 12:49.02 placing ninth…Also ran a season best in the 800m dash at the Springfield Invitational finishing in 2:30.38 placing fifth. High School: Attended Shenandoah Valley HS where she holds the track records for 1600m, 3200m and 800m...Cross Country state qualifier, Cross Country league All-star, and Track team MVP...Named Wendy’ High School Athlete of the Year...Also participated in volleyball, basketball and swimming. Personal: Daughter of Michael and Michelle Stasulli...Has two brothers, Brandon and Connor...Career ambition to work for the FBI.

MEGAN SWEENEY FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: REHOBOTH, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: DIGHTON-REHOBOTH REG. G. MAJOR: ENGINEERING High School: Four-year varsity letter in spring track and two in winter track for the Falcons of Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School…Also played basketball for two years and ran cross country for one. Personal: Daughter of Tammy Noons and Daniel Sweeney…Has three sisters; Ashley, Brittney and Catie…Majoring in Biology-Premedical at New Haven.

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EMMA TINGLEY FRESHMAN SPRINTS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: NEVERSINK, N.Y. LAST SCHOOL: TRI-VALLEY CENTRAL MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE-FORENSIC PSYCH High School: Three-sport athlete for the Bears of Tri-Valley Central School…Holds four school records in the 55m hurdles, 100m hurdles, 400m hurdles and as a member of the 4x400 relay team…State qualifier during the 2007-08 season…Also played basketball and soccer…Was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America...A scholar athlete and graduated with High Honors. Personal: Daughter of Jane and Brian Tingley…Has one brother; Samuel and one sister; Victoria…Majoring in Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology at New Haven.

ADA UDAYA SOPHOMORE DISTANCE HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: WEST HAVEN MAJOR: BIOLOGY/PRE-MEDICINE 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-American...USTFCCCA All-Region Team…Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Week (5/31)…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship in the 200m and 60m dashes...Took seventh place with a time of 7.59 in the 60m final and earned All-American honors…Helped lead New Haven to a fourth place finish at the National Championship by earning points in the 60m dash...Took fifth place at the SCSU Alumni Meet in the 55m dash with a time of 8.32...Captured second at the Metro Invitational in the 60m dash, crossing the finish in 8.32…Took second in the 200m dash at the Yale Giegengack Invitational with a time of 25.11…Tallied a first place victory in the 60m dash at the Lafeyette/ Rider Invitational, finishing in 7.69…Recorded a season best 7.11 in the 55m dash at the NE-10 Championships, capturing a first place finish. Outdoor Track: Qualified for the NCAA Division II Championship in the 100m and 200m dashes...Finished with preliminary marks of 24.46 and 11.80, respectively, at the NCAA Division II Championship...Took first at the Ramapo College Invitational, crossing the finish in 24.71 in the 200m dash…Finished the 100m dash in 12.26 for first place at UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invitational…At the NE-10 Championships, took second in the 100m dash and the 200m dash…Recorded two first place finishes at the New England Championshps, finishing the 100m dash in a season-best 11.68 and the 200m dash in 24.30. High school: Four year member of the Blue Devils cross country and track and field teams…Three time champion in the 55 meter dash, two time champion in 100 meter dash…2010 Southern Connecticut Conference champion in the 200 meter dash and holds the conference 55 meter dash record…Also played volleyball…National Honor Society member and honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Duehler Harris…Enrolled as a Biology-Pre Medicine major.

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IVY WATTS FRESHMAN SPRINTS HOMETOWN: WALTHAM, MASS. LAST SCHOOL: WALTHAM MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE-FORENSIC PSYCH High School: Ran for the Hawks of Waltham Senior High School…Was a Greater Boston League All-Star as a freshman…Dual County League All-Star as a sophomore and junior…Broke three school records three different times; the 200m in 26.2 seconds, 300m in 41.78 seconds and 400m in 58.71 seconds…Graduated with Honors and received the Junior Book Award. Personal: Daughter of Sang and Michael Watts…Has one brother; Dion…Majoring in Criminal Justice-Forensic Psychology at New Haven.

MONICA YANEZ SOPHOMORE SPRINTS HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. LAST SCHOOL: WEST HAVEN MAJOR: ENGINEERING 2010-2011 Season: USTFCCCA All-Region Team…NE-10 Commissioner’s Honor Roll…Indoor Track: Captured a first place finish at the SCSU Alumni Invitational in the 33m dash, crossing the finish in 7.16…Recorded a time of 7.67 in the 55m dash at the NE-10 Championships taking eighth place…Also took 10th in the 200m dash at the NE-10 Championships. Outdoor Track: Registered a third place finish at the NE-10 Championships in the 400m hurdles, posting a time of 1:05.92…Took 14th at the New England Championships in the 400m hurdles, recording a time of 1:05.91. High school: Played four years at West Haven High School…Named the ‘Rookie of the Year’ as a sophomore in 2007…Served as team captain in 2009…Also a member of the Indoor and Outdoor track and field teams for the Blue Devils…Holds four school records (55m hurdles, long jump, 300m hurdles and 100m hurdles). Personal: Daughter of Irma and Luis Yanez…Four sisters, Brenda, Adriana, Diana and Cecilia…Majoring in Engineering at New Haven.

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Men’s Indoor Records 55m......................... Otto Pearson ...........................................................................................................................6.34 ......... 1979 55m HH .................. Marcus Walton ........................................................................................................................ 7.43 ......... 1996 60m......................... Tyrone Sawyer .........................................................................................................................6.85 ......... 2009 200m ...................... Kevin Downing ......................................................................................................................21.41 ......... 2009 400m ...................... Kevin Ross............................................................................................................................. 47.97 ......... 1999 440yd. ..................... Ed Yearwood ........................................................................................................................ 46.49 ......... 1979 500m ...................... Mark O’Brady .................................................................................................................... 1:04.63 ......... 1993 600m ...................... Tevonne Hemmans ........................................................................................................... 1:23.73 ......... 2011 800m ...................... Marius Skarbauskas......................................................................................................... 1:50.91 ......... 2004 1000m .................... James Beaubrun ............................................................................................................... 2:30.01 ......... 2006 1 Mile ...................... Michael Ambrose .............................................................................................................. 4:10.00 ............N/A 3000m .................... Michael Ambrose .............................................................................................................. 8:14.84 ............N/A 2 Miles .................... Michael Ambrose .............................................................................................................. 8:54.44 ............N/A 5000m .................... Michael Ambrose ............................................................................................................14:28.94 ............N/A Long Jump .............. Orville Sweeney....................................................................................................................... 7.51 ......... 1991 Triple Jump ............. Henry Spellman ....................................................................................................................14.45 ......... 1979 High Jump ............... Kevin Trimble ..........................................................................................................................2.08 ......... 1989 Pole Vault ................ Dean Gordon & Perry Pausig ................................................................................................. 4.11 ............N/A Shot Put .................. David Marra ..........................................................................................................................15.24 ............N/A 35 lb. Wt. ................ Steven Jussaume................................................................................................................. 18.26 ......... 2007 Pentathlon .............. Hakim Smith ................................................................................................................. 3,478 pts. ......... 1994 4x400 relay ............ Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross .......................................................................................... 3:15.25 ......... 1999 4x800 relay ............ Cambell, Perez, Schultz, Thompson ................................................................................ 7:34.00 ............N/A DMR ........................ Scuster, Taylor, Santiago, Ambrose ...............................................................................10:09.04 ............N/A Men’s Outdoor Records 100m ...................... Kevin Downing .....................................................................................................................10.46 ......... 2009 200m ...................... Kevin Downing .................................................................................................................... 20.96 ......... 2009 400m ...................... Ed Yearwood ....................................................................................................................... 46.44 ......... 1979 800m ...................... Jessie Coger & Eric Larson .............................................................................................. 1:50.68 ............N/A 1500m .................... Michael Ambrose ............................................................................................................. 3:48.58 ............N/A 3000msc ................ Jim Santiago ..................................................................................................................... 9:10.21 ............N/A 5000m .................... Michael Ambrose ...........................................................................................................14:28.00 ............N/A 10,000m ................. Don Cavanaugh .............................................................................................................31:52.00 ............N/A 110 HH.................... Marcus Walton .....................................................................................................................14:53 ......... 1996 400m IH .................. Major Ruth ...........................................................................................................................53.81 ............N/A Long Jump .............. Orville Sweeney ...................................................................................................................... 7.43 ......... 1991 Triple Jump ............. Henry Spellman ...................................................................................................................14.83 ......... 1979 High Jump ............... Robert Radimer .....................................................................................................................2.06 ......... 1979 Pole Vault ................ Perry Pausig ........................................................................................................................... 4.27 ............N/A Shot Put .................. Dave Marra ...........................................................................................................................15.19 ............N/A Discus ..................... John Goodheart .................................................................................................................. 42.70 ............N/A Hammer .................. Steve Jussaume ................................................................................................................... 57.81 ......... 2007 Javelin ..................... Harvey Boehm ..................................................................................................................... 66.52 ............N/A SMR......................... Tyrone Sawyer, Kevin Downing, Sylvester Maldonado, Alaric Best ............................... 3:39.57 ......... 2009 4x100 relay............. Moses, Maull, Foley, Coger .................................................................................................41.06 ............N/A 4x400 relay ............ Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross ......................................................................................... 3:09.89 ......... 1999

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Women’s Indoor Records 55m......................... Shannon Gagne ...................................................................................................................... 7.05 ........ 2011 55m HH .................. Monica Yanez .......................................................................................................................... 8.71 ........ 2011 60m......................... Ada Udaya ................................................................................................... 7.53(above sea level) ......... 2011 60m......................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................... 7.57(above sea level) ......... 2011 60m HH .................. Monica Yanez ..........................................................................................................................9.55 ......... 2011 200m ...................... Shannon Gagne ................................................................................................................... 23.60 ......... 2011 400m ...................... Shannon Gagne ................................................................................................................. 54.03* ......... 2011 500m ...................... Monica Yanez .................................................................................................................... 1:18.59 ......... 2011 600m ...................... Dominique Stasulli ........................................................................................................... 1:44.20 ......... 2011 800m ...................... Dominique Stasulli ........................................................................................................... 2:22.26 ......... 2011 1000m .................... Dominique Stasulli ........................................................................................................... 3:01.63 ......... 2011 1 Mile ...................... Dominique Stasulli ........................................................................................................... 5:10.96 ......... 2011 3000m .................... Alissa von Schmidt ......................................................................................................... 10:41.12 ......... 2005 5000m .................... Alissa von Schmidt ......................................................................................................... 18:54.18 ......... 2007 High Jump ............... Calista Hutchinson ..............................................................................................................1.67m ......... 2011 Long Jump .............. Shannon Gagne ...................................................................................................................6.02m ......... 2011 Triple Jump ............. Jynika Craig ....................................................................................................................... 11.30m ......... 2004 Shot Put .................. Shraya Manick .................................................................................................................. 12.97m ......... 2011 20 lb Wt. ................. Shraya Manick ...................................................................................................................16.16m ......... 2011 Pole Vault ................ Kristen Beck .........................................................................................................................2.59m ......... 2003 SMR......................... N/A .................................................................................................................................... 4:38.03 ......... 2003 DMR ........................ Dominique Stasulli, Shannon Gagne, Bridget Faria, Lauren DiMitruck .....................12:30.68 ......... 2011 4x200 relay ............ Melissa Jones, Donna Carpenter, Natalie Wisdom, Monique Bynoe ............................ 1:49.50 ......... 2003 4x400 relay ............ Shannon Gagne, Monica Yanez, Alissa Howell, Ada Udaya ........................................... 3:52.69 ......... 2011 4x800 relay ............ Dominique Stasulli, Bridget Faria, Tania Bernardino, Lauren DiMitruck ....................10:00.50 ......... 2011 Pentathlon .............. Evelyn Tolliver .................................................................................................................. 2471 pts. ......... 2002 Women’s Outdoor Records 100m ...................... Shannon Gagne ....................................................................................................................11.69 ......... 2011 100m HH ................ Angel Colandrea................................................................................................................... 15.54 ......... 2007 200m ...................... Shannon Gagne ................................................................................................................. 23.43* ......... 2011 400m ...................... Shannon Gagne ................................................................................................................. 53.62* ......... 2011 400m IH .................. Monica Yanez .................................................................................................................... 1:05.91 ......... 2011 800m ...................... Dominique Stasulli ........................................................................................................... 2:23.25 ......... 2011 1500m .................... Alissa von Schmidt ........................................................................................................... 4:54.01 ......... 2005 3000m .................... Alissa von Schmidt .........................................................................................................10:40.05 ......... 2005 3000msc ................. Melissa Tempesta ...........................................................................................................11:32.83 ......... 2010 5000m .................... Alissa von Schmidt ......................................................................................................... 18:41.25 ......... 2005 10,000m ................. Alissa von Schmidt ......................................................................................................... 40:58.71 ......... 2007 High Jump ............... Alesha Chu Foo ....................................................................................................................1.55m ......... 2009 Long Jump .............. Shannon Gagne ...................................................................................................................5.95m ......... 2011 Triple Jump ............. Jynika Craig ....................................................................................................................... 11.07m ......... 2004 Shot Put .................. Shraya Manick ...................................................................................................................11.71m ......... 2011 Discus ..................... Shraya Manick .................................................................................................................. 39.59m ......... 2011 Hammer .................. Shraya Manick .................................................................................................................. 48.27m ......... 2011 Pole Vault ................ Rachel Putorti ......................................................................................................................2.95m ......... 2011 SMR......................... Ada Udaya, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez, Bridget Faria ..................................................4:23.17 ......... 2011 4x100 relay............. Ada Udaya, Shannon Gagne, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez .............................................. 46.84 ......... 2011 4x200 relay ............ Ada Udaya, Shannon Gagne, Alissa Howell, Monica Yanez ........................................... 1:41.80 ......... 2011 4x400 relay ............ Monica Yanez, Ada Udaya, Alissa Howell, Shannon Gagne ........................................... 3:53.78 ......... 2011 4x800 relay ............ Lauren DiMitruck, Bridget Faria, Tania Bernardino, Dominique Stasulli ...................... 9:49.16 ......... 2010

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Adelphi University Panthers

Garden City, N.Y.

American International College Yellow Jackets Springfield, Mass.

Assumption College Greyhounds

Worcester, Mass.

The Northeast-10 Conference enters its 31st year as there is little surprise why the Northeast-10 Conference has continued to grow stronger year by year since it’s inception and now stands as a model conference of NCAA Division II.

academic makeup and athletic abilities hatched the idea of a new athletics conference in New England. Therefore, on October 9, 1979, a simple press release announced that a new unnamed Division II conference was being formed. Eight months later, at the Pleasant Valley Country Club in Springfield, Mass., the league The conference was built from the ground up with was publicly announced. strong cornerstones and a vision of becoming the premier Division II NCAA athletic conference in the The Northeast-7 Conference established instant nation. A quick look around the league today will tell credibility in its membership and that credibility led even the casual observer that the NE-10 has done so. to a slow but continued expansion through the years. The conference is a powerful union of strong academic The admittance of Saint Anselm in 1981 created the and athletic colleges and universities that incorporates Northeast-8. In 1984, Hartford joined the ECAC Division 16 institutions from New York and New England. The I North Atlantic Conference but was immediately NE-10 sponsors the most championship sports of any replaced by Merrimack. Division II conference in the nation. The “Northeast-10” name came about when Saint The Northeast-10 can look to a long history of successes Michael’s and Quinnipiac joined the league in 1987 – the growth from seven original schools to more than and the conference remained stable until 1995 when double its size 20 years later – the contention for Springfield left for Division III. The league stayed at and winning of national championships – the change 10 members as Le Moyne joined the league in 1996 in league structure from on-campus administration from the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) to a central governing location – the anticipation of, and briefly expanded to 11 when Pace joined in 1998 coping with and addition of modern technology - the from the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference recognition of student-athlete performances in the (NYCAC). Quinnipiac elevated to the Division I Northeast classroom where the real competitions are played Conference (NEC) to again return the foundation of 10 out – all of them have been built thanks to the hard until the last major expansion took place prior to 2001 work and dedication through the years of thousands when five new schools joined the fold. Franklin Pierce, of people who have, at one time or another, called Southern New Hampshire University (formerly New the Northeast-10 home for their athletics program or Hampshire College), the University of Massachusetts their livelihood. Lowell and Southern Connecticut State University were joined by the College of Saint Rose. The NE-10 history began with the vision of a few good men and women. It was back in 1979 that a handful In 2008, Bryant University departed for Division I and of athletics directors realized that the world of college the University of New Haven immediately to replace athletics was changing and that they, and their Bryant in all sports, maintaining a 15 institutions in programs, would have to change as well. the conference. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s the NCAA began Adelphi University, became the newest member of to emphasize the importance of conferences in the conference last year, bringing membership to 16 organizing competition and determining bids to full-time institutions. NCAA national tournaments. The NCAA required six teams to be recognized as a conference in order to award championships, and the creation of national tournaments with automatic qualifiers to league champions became a new goal towards which teams could strive. The founding fathers of the NE-10 were only happy to comply. Thus, a handful of athletic directors at smaller schools, classified Division II and of similar scope,

Bentley College Falcons

Waltham, Mass.

Franklin Pierce University Ravens Rindge, N.H.

Le Moyne College Dolphins

Syracuse, N.Y.

University of Massachuetts Lowell River Hawks Lowell, Mass.

Merrimack College Warriors

North Andover, Mass.

University of New Haven Chargers

West Haven, Conn.

Pace University Setters

Pleasantville, N.Y.

Saint Anselm College Hawks

Manchester, N.H.

Saint Michael’s College Purple Knights Colchester, Vt.

The College of Saint Rose Golden Knights Albany, N.Y.

Southern Connecticut State University Owls New Haven, Conn.

Southern New Hampshire University Penmen Manchester, N.H.

Stonehill College Skyhawks

Easton, Mass.

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UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D., University President Steven H. Kaplan, Ph.D., became the sixth president of the University of New Haven (UNH) on July 1, 2004. Dr. Kaplan joined a nearly 85-yearold institution dedicated to experiential education. With enrollment of over 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students representing more than 35 states and some 45 countries, UNH has several nationally ranked programs in a number of majors in business, engineering, public safety, and the liberal arts and sciences. Dr. Kaplan was presented to the community in March 2004 by then Board of Governors Chairman Robert Alvine, who characterized the president-designate as energetic, well-liked and respected, focused and remarkably effective in mobilizing an institution’s resources to achieve target results. His highest priorities are strengthening the University’s endowment, growing enrollment to optimum levels, and engendering an atmosphere for excellence among all constituencies. He has focused on establishing strong relationships with members and organizations within UNH’s circle of constituents – faculty, students, administrators, alumni, friends, campus neighbors and leaders of Connecticut’s business and public service communities. As president, he oversees a faculty of nearly 400, 530 staff, and an annual budget of $84 million. Previously, Dr. Kaplan was chancellor and professor of English at the University of Virginia’s College at

Wise, Virginia, the only four-year branch campus of the University of Virginia and one of the nation’s best public colleges, according to U. S. News & World Report.

fiction with the University of South Carolina Press, and an anthology of international war stories with the University Press of Colorado.

Dr. Kaplan began his teaching career in 1982 as an Instructor of English at the University of Maryland, European Division. From 1985-1989, he served as Visiting Lecturer in American Studies at Eberhard-Karls Universitat, Tübingen, Germany – one of the oldest and most highly regarded universities in Europe. After completing his doctoral studies at Eberhard-Karls Universität, he returned to the U.S. to teach English at the University of Southern Colorado. Within three years, he was made department chair, serving in that capacity for two years before becoming Director of the Center for International Studies.

Dr. Kaplan and his wife, Anemone Schweizer-Kaplan, are both ardent opera buffs and love to ballroom dance, hike, and downhill ski. They share a great love for the visual and performing arts and have traveled to over twenty-five countries in twenty-five years, including Tanzania where they hiked up Mt. Kilimanjaro. They have a son and three daughters

Dr. Kaplan also served as dean of Arts and Humanities at SUNY College at Buffalo, an institution with about 11,000 students; and as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Butler University, an independent comprehensive institution of five colleges and 3,400 students, which is ranked by U. S. News & World Report as one of the top regional universities in the Midwest. He completed his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at Eberhard-Karls Universität in Germany and holds the Master of Arts degree (with a concentration in philosophy, German, and English), also from EberhardKarls Universitat. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles.

Dr. Kaplan grew up in Chicago, the son of a shoe store owner and an actress-comedienne. He said his stepfather, Irving Glovin, taught him to love ideas and appreciate the contributions we all need to make to good causes. He was a good friend of Oskar Schindler, was instrumental in getting the story out in book and film form (associate producer of the film), and is the President of the Oskar Schindler Humanitarian Foundation. Dr. Kaplan also serves on the board of the foundation. His wife grew up in Southwest Germany. She holds the equivalent of an American M.A. in Secondary Education and taught at a German high school. She is a ceramics artist and taught German and pottery during their time in Wise.

Dr. Kaplan is the author of a book on American translations of the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke, a number of scholarly essays, a book on Tim O’Brien’s

Deborah Chin, Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation Deborah Chin became the school’s fourth director of athletics in 1993, and currently oversees a department which sponsors 17 NCAA Division II varsity sports. She was elected to the prestigious position of Chair for the NCAA’s Division II Management Council for 2008. UNH Athletics has enjoyed a high level of success across the board during Chin’s tenure as Director of Athletics, advancing to NCAA tournament play 50 times in 14-plus years. UNH has recently made a number of capital improvements to athletic and recreational facilities, including the construction of the multi-million dollar David A. Beckerman Student Recreation Center, a $1.3 million synthetic turf renovation of Kayo Field (soccer and lacrosse), as well as installation of state-ofthe-art blue and yellow synthetic turf at the new Ralph F. DellaCamera Stadium. Chin spearheaded efforts to re-instate football as a varsity program and find UNH a new athletics conference that best fits the institution’s long-term academic and athletic aspirations. Both goals were accomplished when UNH announced on November 13, 2007 that it had been accepted as a full member of the prestigious Northeast-10 Conference, effective the 2008-09 academic year. The Charger football team will return to the gridiron for the 2009 season. A member of the University of New Haven staff since 1975, Chin began her UNH career as Coordinator of Women’s Athletics. She was responsible for starting

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the women’s intercollegiate athletic program at UNH, coaching volleyball, tennis, basketball and softball in the early years. Chin eventually surrendered all head coaching responsibilities, except volleyball, when she was promoted to Associate Director of Athletics in 1979. Among her numerous honors, Chin was named the NACWAA NCAA Division II Administrator of the Year in 2009 after serving as the D-II Management Council Chair. In 2007, the Connecticut Sportswriters’ Alliance presented Chin with the Gold Key Award, the state’s top sporting honor which recognizes significant contributions to athletics in the State of Connecticut. Chin won the NACDA/Continental Airlines Athletic Director of the Year for the Northeast Region in 199899 and was awarded the NACWAA Josten’s District I Administrator of the Year Award in 1997. Chin won the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports Presidential Award in March 1997 and was the Connecticut Post Woman of the Year in 1993. Chin has also earned the U.S. Volleyball Association Meritorious Service Award and the YMCA Women in Leadership Award. As head women’s volleyball coach, Chin fashioned a Hall of Fame resume - literally - earning induction into the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Hall of Fame in December, 2006. Chin is also a member of the Connecticut Volleyball Hall of Fame (Inducted October, 1998), the Connecticut Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (April, 1999), and the Athletics Hall of Fame at her alma mater, SUNY-Cortland.

at that time only the fifth Division II coach to win 500 career matches. The Chargers made 10 trips to the NCAA tournament during Chin’s reign, reaching the top five four times. Her awards include six AVCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year distinctions as well as eight New England Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year honors. Chin coached the Chargers to twelve 30-win seasons, including six straight. She is also recognized internationally as a top volleyball clinician. As an administrator, Chin has served on over 30 national and regional committees. In addition to her most recent position as Chair of the Division II Management Council, her resume includes terms as chairperson for the NCAA Division II Volleyball Committee (1988-92), the NCAA Division II Baseball Committee (1997-2001), the NCAA Northeast Regional Football Committee (1999-2003), and the NACDA John McLendon Minority Scholarship Committee (1999-present). She served four years on the NACWAA Board of Directors (1993-96), and acted as the Volleyball Commissioner for the 1995 Special Olympics World Games held in New Haven. A graduate of SUNY-Cortland with a Bachelor’s of science in physical education, Chin earned her Master’s of science degree in physical education from UNCGreensboro.

In a 19-year career (1975-93) as head coach for the Chargers, she posted a 578-179 record (.764) and was

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CHARGER ATHLETIC CLUB

The Charger Athletics Club serves as a vital force in helping the University of New Haven Department of athletics continue its strong athletics tradition. The success of the athletic programs enhances the university’s reputation at both the regional and national levels.

Membership in the Charger Athletics Club is open to alumni, parents of student-athletes, faculty & staff, students and friends of athletics. The funds raised by the Charger Athletics Club help fund capital projects, which benefit all of the Charger athletic teams and help to enhance the game-day experiences of loyal fans, faculty, staff and the local community who support UNH student-athletes. All gifts to the Charger Athletics Club by alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends will be counted in the university’s Annual Fund. By making an annual fund gift through the Charger Athletics Club donors are emphasizing the importance of athletics to the University community and helping student-athletes succeed on and off the field. Annual membership runs from July 1 through June 30 and is open to all for a minimum donation of $50. Visit www.NewHavenChargers.com to join in the tradition of success!

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS All-American Club: $1,000 + Director’s Club: $500-$999 Coaches’ Club: $250-$499 Captain’s Club: $100-$249 Varsity Club: $50-$99

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CHARGER ATHLETICS POSTSEASON SUCCESS Men’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifiers: 1979, 2001 Women’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifier: 2004 Baseball NCAA World Series: 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998; NCAA Regionals: 1972, 1973, 1976, 1981, 1983, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1996, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2010; NAIA World Series: 1966, 1970; NAIA Regionals: 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970 Men’s Basketball NCAA Regionals: 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 2003, 2004; NAIA: 1966, 1968, 1969 Women’s Basketball NCAA National Champions: 1987 NCAA Elite 8: 1988; NCAA Regionals: 1986, 1989, 2003, 2006, 2007 Football NCAA Runner-up: 1997; NCAA Semifinals: 1992; NCAA Regionals: 1993, 1995 Men’s Golf NCAA 7th place: 1970; NCAA Regionals: 2004, 2005; NCAA Nationals: 2004; NCAA Regionals (Individual): 2006, 2007 Men’s Lacrosse NCAA Regionals: 1977, 1978 Women’s Lacrosse NCAA Regionals: 2009 Men’s Track & Field NCAA National Qualifiers: 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 Women’s Track & Field NCAA National Champion: 2011 (5) NCAA National Qualifiers: 2009, 2010, 2011 Men’s Soccer NCAA Runner-up: 1976; NCAA Semifinals: 1977, 1984; NCAA Regionals: 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981, 1983; NAIA: 1970 Women’s Soccer NCAA Regionals: 2005, 2006 Softball NCAA Regionals: 1995, 1996, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Women’s Volleyball NCAA Elite 8: 1984, 1985, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2002, 2008; NCAA Regionals: 1983, 1986, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2010; EAIAW: 1978, 1981

UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the department of intercollegiate athletics is to support the mission of the university and to integrate intercollegiate athletics into higher education so that the educational experience of the student-athlete is paramount. The department will provide growth opportunities to achieve in a nationally competitive intercollegiate program that attracts, nurtures and graduates student-athletes who under the guidance of a quality staff, represent the University of New Haven with character and integrity while achieving academic excellence, serving the community and pursuing excellence in their respective sports. DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS PHILOSOPHY Higher education has lasting importance on an individual’s future success. For this reason, the emphasis for the student-athlete experience at the University of New Haven is a comprehensive program of learning and development in a personal setting. As an NCAA Division II program, our approach provides growth opportunities through academic achievement, learning in high-level athletic competition and development of positive societal attitudes in service to community. The balance and integration of these different areas of learning opportunity provide our student-athletes a path to graduation while cultivating a variety of skills and knowledge for life ahead. The University of New Haven seeks to provide the world with leaders who can make a positive difference in a global society. Studentathletes are afforded unique opportunities for leadership because of the visibility provided through athletics competition. UNH’s intercollegiate program provides opportunities for its student-athletes to develop moral virtues, such as courage, self-confidence, and integrity and to learn communication and teamwork skills associated with outstanding leadership. Thus the Department of Athletics helps the University satisfy its primary aspiration, which is to prepare students to lead purposeful and fulfilling lives in a global society through experiential, collaborative, and discovery-based learning. The Department of Athletics is committed to delivering intercollegiate athletics programs that are consistent with the University’s mission and generates the trust and support of its various constituencies. The goal of the department is to field sports teams that compete successfully against other NCAA Division II teams while upholding the academic standards of the University of New Haven. The department is also committed to conducting its programs in strict adherence to the policies, rules and regulations set by the University’s administration, Board of Governors, the NCAA and the Northeast-10 Conference. Through its programs, the department gives its student-athletes of different genders, races, religions, national origins and sexual orientation opportunities to participate in intercollegiate competition. The intercollegiate program will function free of discrimination with a University commitment to the adherence to Title IX and the Office of Civil Rights guidelines. A major goal of the Department of Athletics is to help student-athletes realize the full potential of their athletic abilities while also increasing their intellectual capabilities and providing them a meaningful opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree. The department will not compromise its commitment to educate and graduate its student-athletes. Department of Athletics personnel are expected to represent the University in a manner consistent with UNH’s principles and values. All personnel are expected to perform their responsibilities with the highest standards of integrity, ethical behavior and sportsmanship at all times. Coaches and staff are expected to treat student-athletes fairly and with respect and to facilitate leadership that helps them mature physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. DEPARTMENT OF ATHLETICS HIGHLIGHTS • The UNH women’s volleyball team has reached the NCAA Sweet 16 seventeen times since 1983, and advanced to the NCAA Elite Eight 11 times, including an Elite Eight appearance in 2008. • Baseball has consistently been ranked as one of the winningest Division II programs in NCAA history. Baseball Coach Emeritus Frank “Porky” Vieira retired after the 2006 season as Division II’s all-time winningest coach by percentage, and logged 1,127 career victories. The team has appeared in 17 College World Series and made 32 Regional appearances. Baseball has also produced nine major league players, including former Cy Young winner Steve Bedrosian of the Philadelphia Phillies. • Women’s Basketball won the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1987. • The football program appeared in four NCAA championship playoffs, earning runner-up status in 1997. That title-game appearance made UNH the only football team in the State of Connecticut to ever compete for a national title and the smallest school (in terms of enrollment) to compete for an NCAA Championship. • Women’s track and field has produced arguably the most successful individual student-athlete in Charger history. Shannon Gagne won five national championships during the 2010-11 academic year and helped bring the program a fourth place finish at the 2011 National Championship meet. • Tailback Roger Graham won the 1993 Harlon Hill Trophy as the top Division II Football Player in the nation. • Men’s Soccer reached the NCAA finals in 1976 and finished third in 1977.



2011-12 New Haven Men's and Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Media Guide