2010-11 Men's and Women's Cross Country and Track and Field Media Guide

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  • University of New Haven QUICK FACTS Founded: 1920 Campus: Located in West Haven, Conn., 84 acres on a hilltop overlooking Long Island Sound and the culturally rich city of New Haven. A southeastern branch is located in New London, Conn. Enrollment: 3540 undergraduate fulltime, 5770 total enrollment Student Ratio: 49% Male, 51 % Female Geographic Distribution: 46 states and 26 countries Diversity: 26% from minority groups (all categories) FACULTY Over 80% hold PhD’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 15:1. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS UNH offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees in 114 programs in Arts & Sciences; Business; Engineering; and Justice, Safety and Security Studies. There are nearly 100 different undergraduate programs and 30 graduate programs. SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Honors Program for highly-motivated students with high levels of academic achievement. Freshman-year program for all new fresh- men to help them make the transition into university life. Developmental Studies Program for students requiring strengthen- ing of basic academic skills. 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 busi- nesses, government, and non-profit agencies, including ESPN, MTV, Disney, FBI Crime Labs, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Unilever, and United Technologies Corporation, among others. RESIDENTIAL LIFE Making you feel at home is a priority at UNH. Our on-campus hous- ing is available in eight residence halls. Residential Life staff mem- bers live in each hall and help promote an atmosphere conducive to study and social interaction among students. Residence Hall Councils, composed of students elected by their peers, plan social and recreational activities and serve as representatives for students living in each hall. Room accommodations range from traditional residence halls (equipped with a fitness room and campus conven- ience store) to multi-bedroom, apartment-style residences. ® Visit www.newhaven.edu or call 1-800-DIAL-UNH (342-5864) The David A. Beckerman Recreation Center, opened Fall 2007. Made possible by a generous donation from alumnus David A. Beckerman, the Center includes basketball courts; a multi-sport court for rollerblading, roller hockey, volleyball and indoor soccer; a fitness center with aerobic equipment, weights and televisions; a multi-purpose room for yoga, step aerobics, Pilates and other activities; an elevated running track; and a lounge area for relaxation. For more information visit us online at: www.newhaven.edu or call 800-DIAL-UNH (800-342-5864) to speak with an admissions representative.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 3 QUICK FACTS University of New Haven President: ................................ Dr. Steven H. Kaplan Location: .................................West Haven, CT 06516 Founded: .............................................................1920 Enrollment: ........................................................5,200 Colors: ....................................................... Blue & Gold Nickname:......................................................Chargers Web Page: ....................................www.newhaven.edu Charger Athletics Director of Athletics: .............................. Deborah Chin Athletic Dept. Phone: ........................(203) 932-7016 Athletic Dept. Fax: ............................. (203) 932-7470 Athletic Training: ................................ (203) 932-7407 Affi liation: ............................................NCAA Division II Conference: ....................... Northeast-10 Conference Web: ..........................................www.northeast10.org Athletic Communications Director: .............................................. Andy Beardsley Phone: ............................................... (203) 932-7025 e-mail: ............................. abeardsley@newhaven.edu Athletics Hotline: ...............................(203) 932-7007 Web Page: .................... www.newhavenchargers.com Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach: ...........................................Kevin LaSure Years at UNH: ............................................Fourth Year Offi ce Phone: .................................... (203) 932-7021 e-mail: ................................... klasure@newhaven.edu Assistant Coach: ......................... Shaunnaya Williams e-mail: ................................ swilliams@newhaven.edu Assistant Coach: ........................ Alexandra Earl-Givan Assistant Coach: ..................................Amanda Brown Assistant Coach: ....................................... Mario Hicks Assistant Coach: ........................................ Alaric Best 2010-11 SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER Sat. 11 at Fairfi eld University Invitational (XC) Sat. 25 at Victor F. Leeber, S.J. Invitational (XC) OCTOBER Sat. 9 at New England Championships (XC) Fri. 22 at 8th Annual CCSU Mini Meet (XC) NOVEMBER Sat. 7 at Northeast-10 Conference Championships (XC) Sat. 21 at NCAA Division II East Region Championships (XC) DECEMBER Sat. 4 at Yale Lid Lifter Invitational (ITF) Fri. 10 at Southern Conn. St. Alumni Classic (ITF) JANUARY Fri. 7 at Metropolitan Coaches Invitational (ITF) Sat. 15 at Yale Invitational (ITF) Fri. 21 at UAlbany Great Dane Classic (ITF) Sat. 28-29 at Boston University Terrier Classic (ITF) FEBRUARY Fri-Sat 4-5 at Yale University Giegengack Invitational (ITF) Fri. 11 at Rider-Lafayette Invitational (ITF) Thu. 17 at Northeast-10 Conference Championships (ITF) Fri-Sat 25-26 at New England Championships (ITF) MARCH Thu-Sat 10-12 at NCAA Division II Championships (ITF) APRIL Sat. 2 at Coast Guard Academy Invitational (OTF) Sat. 2 at Ramapo College Invitational Sat. 9 at George Davis Invitational (OTF) Sat. 16 at Springfi eld College Invitational (OTF) Thu-Sat 28-30 at University of Penn Relays (OTF) MAY Sun. 1 at Yale University Spring Track Classic (OTF) Thu-Sat 5-6 at NE-10 Conference Championships (OTF) Thu-Sat 12-14 at New England Championships (OTF) Thu-Sat 26-28 at NCAA Division II Championships (OTF) All dates and times are subject to change CONTENTS University Information ....................... IFC Quick Facts ........................................... 3 Head Coach Kevin LaSure ................... 4 Assistant Coaches ................................ 5 I Choose Division II ............................... 6 Roster .................................................... 7 Team Photos ......................................... 8 Meet the men’s team .....................9-24 Azor, Barile, Budhu ....................... 9 Cagna, Crawford, Dannenhoffer ..10 DiGuglielmo, Downing ...............11 Dressman, Dunham ...................12 Edelman, Freitas ........................13 Gilhuly, Hemmans, Hoang .........14 Jalbert, Jeune .............................15 Kichar ..........................................16 Lambert, Lane ............................ 17 Leach, Lukashenko ....................18 Maldonado, McAndrew ..............19 Montclair, Nohelty ......................20 Querze, Reid ...............................21 Renna, Sims ...............................22 Thomas, Timmons ......................23 Wilson .........................................24 Meet the women’s team .............. 25-36 Alfano, Bauer, Bernardino .........25 Brennick, Bussiere .....................26 Cabaniero, Cardona, Caruso .....27 Channer, Charles, Charney ........28 Chu Foo .......................................29 DiMitruck, Faria ..........................30 Gagne..........................................31 Hall, Howell, Hull ........................32 Hutchinson, Manick ...................33 Muirhead, O’Connor, Putorti ......34 Ruppar, Spelick, Stasulli ............35 Udaya, Victor, Yanez ...................36 Men’s Records Book .......................... 37 Women’s Records Book .....................38 Northeast-10 Conference ..................39 University Administration ...................40 Charger Athletics Club ....................... 41 Charger Supporters ............................42 UNH Athletics .....................................IBC 2010-11 Schedule ........................ 3, BC The 2010-11 UNH cross country/track and fi eld media guide was written and designed by Director of Athletic Communications Andy Beardsley and graduate assistants Tony Distasio and Lauren Hood, with thanks to all previous sports information staff members and the UNH cross country/track and fi eld teams. Headshots by Andy Beardsley and action photos by Richard Orr and John Kritzman Photography. The information contained in this guide is deemed accurate as of the date of printing. We welcome all comments and verifi able corrections. Please contact the Offi ce of Athletic Media Relations 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. newhaven.edu/athletics or call the Charger Athletics Hotline at (203) 932-7007. University of New Haven 2010-11 Cross Country/Track & Field
  • 4 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD KEVIN LASURE Kevin LaSure enters his fourth season as head coach of both men’s and women’s cross coun- try and track & fi eld teams at the University of New Haven. In just three seasons with the team, LaSure has coached two All-American athletes in Shan- non Gagne and Kevin Downing. Gagne posted national qualifying times in both indoor and outdoor events in the 2008-09 season, followed by another All-American accolade in the 2010 indoor campaign. Her men’s sprinting counterpart, Downing, also post- ed national qualifying times in the 2008-09 season. That year, Gagne and Downing led the Char- gers at the Northeast-10 Confer- ence Championships, including Downing being named the NE-10 Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year. Highlighting LaSure’s fi rst season with the Chargers was the suc- cess of the men’s and women’s cross country teams. The wom- en’s and men’s teams placed second and third respectively in the East Coast Conference Cham- pionships, followed by ninth and seventh place showings in the NCAA Regional Championships. LaSure had served as the Char- gers’ assistant cross country/ track & fi eld 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’ sprint- ers and jumpers, as well as serv- ing as assistant cross country coach during the fall seasons. UNH has had strong showings at the conference and regional level in recent seasons with LaSure on the coaching staff. The Chargers’ cross country programs both fi n- ished third in the East Coast Con- ference last year, with Melissa Tempesta capturing the women’s individual championship. The men’s team fi nished eighth at the NCAA Northeast Regional Cham- pionships and the women’s team saw two individuals earn All-Re- gion honors with top-15 fi nishes. The men’s cross country team was also eighth at the Regional in 2005 after both the men and women fi nished as runners-up at the league championships. Additionally, the UNH cross coun- try/track & fi eld programs have had fi ve individuals earn national academic recognition from the U.S.A. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USATFCCCA) in the past three years. A 2004 graduate of UNH with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Investigative Services, LaSure also completed a Master’s degree in Labor Rela- tions at UNH in 2006. As an undergraduate, Kevin was a wide receiver on UNH’s foot- ball team from 2000-2003 and ran on the Charger track & fi eld team from 2001-2005. He won the track team’s Sportsmanship Award in both 2004 and 2005, and was an All-New England per- former in the 200- and 400-me- ter dashes as well as on the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams. A native of Newark, N.J., LaSure was a multiple-time all- county selection in track & fi eld and earned all-State parochial and all-America honors on Essex Catholic High School’s 4x200- meter relay team. FOURTH SEASON HEAD COACH ALMA MATER: NEW HAVEN, 2009
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 5 SHAUNNAYA WILLIAMS SECOND SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: SOUTHERN CONN., 2007 ALEXANDRA EARL-GIVAN FIFTH SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: SOUTHERN CONN., 1994 MARIO HICKS SECOND SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: BUFFALO STATE, 2009 AMANDA BROWN THREE SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: B ALARIC BEST FIRST SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: NEW HAVEN, 2010
  • 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 7 Men’s Roster Name Cl. Event(s) Hometown/Previous School Marvin Azor So. Mid-Distance/Distance Brooklyn, N.Y. / Science Skills Center Michael Barile Fr. XC/Distance Holbrook, N.Y. / Sachem East Christopher Budhu So. Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Lynbrook, N.Y. / Lynbrook Nicholas Cagna Fr. Mid-Distance South Windsor, Conn. / East Catholic John Crawford Fr. Sprints Brooklyn, N.Y. / William E. Grady Christopher Dannenhoffer Fr. Mid-Distance West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Charles DiGuglielmo Jr. Throws Somerdale, N.J. / Paul VI Kevin Downing Jr. Sprints Meriden, Conn. / Orville H. Platt Mark Dressman Fr. Cross Country Brooklyn, N.Y. / William E. Grady Matthew Dunham Jr. XC/Distance Kingston, N.Y. / Saugerties Forrest Edelman Fr. Throws Weston, Conn. / Weston Ryan Freitas Sr. XC/Distance Elk Grove, Calif. / Franklin Kevin Gilhuly So. Throw Wallingford, Conn. / Mark T. Sheehan Tevonne Hemmans Fr. XC/Distance Brooklyn, N.Y. / William E. Grady Joshua Hoang So. Sprints/Jumps Naugatuck, Conn. / Naugatuck Kevin Jalbert, Jr. So. Distance Milford, Conn. / Platt Technical Matthew Jeune Fr. Jumps West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Mark Kichar Sr. Mid-Distance Naugatuck, Conn. / Naugatuck Kyle Lambert Jr. Pole Vault Columbia, Conn. / Windham Arnold Lane, Jr. So. Mid-Distance Elmsford, N.Y. / Alexander Hamilton Pat Leach Sr. XC/Mid-Distance/Distance Stow, Mass. / Nashoba Regional Sergey Lukashenko Fr. Cross Country Cheshire, Conn. / Cheshire Sylvestre Maldonado Jr. Sprints Bronx, N.Y. / South Bronx Jacob McAndrew Gr. XC/Distance West Haven, Conn. / Le Moyne Samuel Montclair So. Distance Cheshire, Conn. / Cheshire Timothy Nohelty Fr. XC/Distance Manchester, Conn. / Manchester Ian Querze Sr. Sprints/Jumps Pepperell, Mass. / North Middlesex Regional Winston Reid So. Sprints/Jumps Norwalk, Conn. / Brien McMahon Michael Renna Jr. Throws Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. / Hasbrouck Heights Keenan Sims Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Hamden, Conn. / Hamden David Thomas Jr. Sprints Taneytown, Md. / Frostburg State Travis Timmons Sr. Throws Middleboro, Mass. / Middleborough Roshawn Wilson Fr. Sprints Miami, Fla. / Miami Southridge Thomas Zaborowski Fr. Cross Country Barnegat, N.J. / Barnegat Women’s Roster Name Cl. Event(s) Hometown/Previous School Kristin Alfano Fr. High Jump Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. / Sachem North Hillary Bauer Fr. XC/Distance Orefi eld, Pa. / Tania Bernardino So. Mid-Distance/Distance Kearny, N.J. / Kearny Dorothy Brennick So. Sprinter Hamilton, Mass. / Hamilton-Wenham Brittany Bussiere Fr. Throws Agawam, Mass. / Agawam Reeceann Cabaniero-Buendia Fr. XC/Distance Woodinville, Wa. / Woodinville Janeska Cardona Fr. XC/Distance Taylors, S.C. / Eastside Delia Caruso Fr. XC/Distance Naugatuck, Conn. / Naugatuck Valley Tiffany Channer Fr. Sprinter Hicksville, N.Y. / Long Island Lutheran Camille Charles Fr. Throws Hartford, Conn. / Northwest Catholic Ashley Charney-Schatz Fr. Sprints/Hurdles New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle Alesha Chu Foo Jr. Jumps/Sprints/Hurdles Bridgeport, Conn. / Bunnell Lauren DiMitruck Sr. Distance Kensington, Conn. / Iona College Bridget Faria So. Mid-Distance/Distance East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow Shannon Gagne Sr. Jumps/Sprints Meriden, Conn. / Lyman Hall Shannon Hall So. Pole Vault Levant, Maine / Hermon Alissa Howell So. Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Framingham, Mass. / Framingham Kelsey Hull Fr. Jumps/Hurdles Seymour, Conn. / Seymour Calista Hutchinson Jr. Jumps/Hurdles Adams, N.Y. / South Jefferson Central Shraya Manick So. Throws New Haven, Conn. / Wilbur Cross Janiece Muirhead Fr. Sprints/Hurdles West Orange, N.J. / West Orange Meridith O’Connor So. Jumps/Hurdles Dedham, Mass. / Dedham Rachel Putorti So. Pole Vault Seymour, Conn. / Seymour Kimberlee Ruppar Fr. Throws Wethersfi eld, Conn. / Wethersfi eld Mara Spelick So. Sprints/Mid-Distance Cupertino, Calif. / Monta Vista Dominique Stasulli So. Mid-Distance Shenandoah, Pa. / Shenandoah Ada Udaya Fr. XC/Distance West Haven, Conn. / West Haven Alexandria Victor Fr. Throws Ronkonkoma, N.Y. / Connetquot Monica Yanez Fr. Sprints West Haven, Conn. / West Haven
  • 8 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 9 MARVIN AZOR 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. SOPHOMORE XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: SCIENCE SKILLS CENTER HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT MICHAEL BARILE High School: Attended Sachem High School East for four years…Earned two varsity letters in track and fi eld 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: SACHEM EAST HOMETOWN: HOLBROOK, N.Y. MAJOR: UNDECLARED CHRISTOPHER BUDHU 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Posted a distance of 5.46 in the long jump event at the Yale Invitational…Recorded a time of 8.19 in the 60m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Registered a time of 25.85 in the 200m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Ran a season-best 58.30 in the 400m dash at the URI Sorlein Invite…Posted a 1:43.19 in the 600m run at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: In the 400m hurdles event, posted a time of 1:03.05 for 27th place at the Yale Classic. High School: Attended Lynbrook High School...Also played soccer for the Owls of Lynbrook High ... Named the Most Improved Runner in 2008. Personal: Son of Paul and Sandra Budhu...Has one sister, Shivana...Career ambition is to work in corporate fi nance. SOPHOMORE SPRINTS/JUMPS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: LYNBROOK HOMETOWN: LYNBROOK, N.Y. MAJOR: BUSINESS/FINANCE
  • 10 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD NICHOLAS CAGNA High School: A four-year member of the East Catholic High School track and fi eld team…Holds the Class S Connecticut State record in the Sprint Medley Relay...Qualifi ed for nationals in the Sprint Medley Relay event…Set the school record in the 4x4 relay with the indoor and outdoor track teams…Named to the All-New England, All-State and All-Conference teams in 2010…Selected to the All-Area team in 2009-10. Personal: Son of Nancy and Richard Cagna…Has one brother, Garrett…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. FRESHMAN MID-DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: EAST CATHOLIC HOMETOWN: SOUTH WINDSOR, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE JOHN CRAWFORD High School: Attended William E. Grady High School for four years…A member of the track and fi eld, football and baseball teams for the Falcons. Personal: Son of Sherlene Dakers and Winston Ashby…Has four sisters, Sherice, Alexia, Shenique and Chelsye…Majoring in Music Industry/Marketing at UNH. FRESHMAN SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: WILLIAM E. GRADY HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. MAJOR: MUSIC INDUSTRY/MARKETING CHRISTOPHER DANNENHOFFER FRESHMAN MID-DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: NOTRE DAME HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 11 CHARLES DIGUGLIELMO 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 fi rm. JUNIOR THROWS LAST SCHOOL: PAUL VI HOMETOWN: SOMERDALE, N.J. MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING KEVIN DOWNING 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Finished fi rst 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 fi eld 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 fi rst in the East region in the 200m and third in the 100m...Finished fi rst fi ve times in the 100m dash and fi nished 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 fi rst 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. JUNIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: ORVILLE H. PLATT HOMETOWN: MERIDEN, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PSYCH. 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.
  • 12 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD MARK DRESSMAN High School: Six-time record holder at William E. Grady High School, including the one mile (4:38.87), two mile (9:51.02), 2000m steeple (6:39), 4000m (13:20.00), 5k (16:51.00) and 4x8 relay (7:50.52)…Also an eight-time Borro Champion for three events…Played for the Falcons football team too. Personal: Majoring in Sports Management at New Haven…Enjoys music and sports. FRESHMAN CROSS COUNTRY LAST SCHOOL: WILLIAM E. GRADY HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT MATTHEW DUNHAM 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 Fairfi eld University…Took 12th place with a time of 27:07 in the Fairfi eld University Invitational…Placed 32nd at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, crossing the fi nish 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-fi ve Charger fi nish 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 fi nish 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 fi nish 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 Springfi eld 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. JUNIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: SAUGERTIES HOMETOWN: KINGSTON, N.Y. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT ( ) ( ) j p y Personal: Son of Colleen and Newcomb Dunham…One brother, Eric and one sister, Catie…Majoring in Sports Management at UNH.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 13 FORREST EDELMAN FRESHMAN THROWS LAST SCHOOL: WESTON HOMETOWN: WESTON, CONN. MAJOR: FIRE SCIENCE RYAN FREITAS 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Completed six cross country events in 2009…Ran a 17:19 time in a dual meet against Fairfi eld…Captured 17th place in the Fairfi eld University Invitational with a time of 27:43…Led the team at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, taking 30th place with a time of 26:44.30…Ran a 27:51 at the New England Championships…Took 48th and 49th in the Northeast-10 Championships and the NCAA Regional Championships. Indoor Track: Completed the one mile run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational in 4:49.89 for 11th place…Snatched 10th place with a time of 4:55.49 in the one mile run at the SCSU Invitational…Posted a time of 9:31.65 in the 3000m run at the Yale Giegengack Invitational. Outdoor Track: Notched fi fth place in the 5000m run at the Coast Guard Classic with a time of 16:24.04. 2008-09 Season: Cross Country: Finished 35th in the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships with a time of 27:20.7 helping the Chargers fi nish the tournament in eighth place...Placed 86th at the 2008 NCAA Division II East Regional with a time of 35:38 helping the Chargers fi nish 12th in the tournament. Indoor Track: Season-best time of 4:36.87 in the one mile run at the Boston Indoor Games on January 24...Also recorded a season-best time of 9:36.25 in the 3000m run at the Yale Invitational on January 10. 2007-08 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season-best of 4:43.91 in the one mile run at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games on February 15, 2008 and a season-best of 9:35.00 at the Boston University Valentines Invitational on February 8-9, 2008. Outdoor Track: Ran a season-best of 4:28.20 in the 1500 meter run at the Southern Connecticut State University Owl Invite on March 29, 2008...Recorded a time of 10:35.85 in the two mile run at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invite on April 12, 2008 and a season-best of 10:37.57 in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Yale University Spring Track Classic on April 27, 2008. High School: Delta Valley All-league selection…Team Captain…Also played basketball…Honor Roll student…Member of the Interact Club and Community Service Club. Personal: Son of Carrie and Larry Freitas...Has one brother, Garret…One sister, Madison…Career ambition is to receive a doctorate in law. SENIOR XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: FRANKLIN HOMETOWN: ELK GROVE, CALIF. MAJOR: LEGAL STUDIES High School: Delta Valley All-league selection…Team Captain…Also played basketball…Honor Roll student…Member of the Interact Club and Community Service Club. Personal: Son of Carrie and Larry Freitas...Has one brother, Garret…One sister, Madison…Career ambition is to receive a doctorate in law.
  • 14 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD KEVIN GILHULY 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Hurled a season best 11.27m in the weight throw event at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, capturing 14th place…Recorded a 13th place fi nish at the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational with a distance of 9.18m in the weight throw event…Tossed a 9.74m (24th) in the weight throw at the Yale Giegengack Invitational. Outdoor Track: Captured fi rst place in the javelin at the Coast Guard Invitational with a distance of 56.73m...Finished third at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships in the javelin with a toss of 52.10m...Named to the 2010 All-Conference Team for the javelin event. High School: Named the All-Southern Connecticut Conference Champion, the All-State Class MM Champion and currently holds the Class MM record in the javelin (185’11’’)...Also the Housatonic League Champion for the Titans of Mark T. Sheehan High School. Personal: Son of George and Alice Gilhuly...Has one sister, Krystina...Career ambition is to become a corrections offi cer in the juvenile system. SOPHOMORE THROWS LAST SCHOOL: MARK T. SHEEHAN HOMETOWN: WALLINGFORD, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE TEVONNE HEMMANS High School: Four-year member of the William E. Grady track and fi eld and cross country teams…Two-time indoor track and fi eld City Champion in the 600m…Three-time track and fi eld relay City Champions in the 4x800m…Collected fi fth 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: WILLIAM E. GRADY HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. MAJOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN JOSHUA HOANG 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Sprinted the 60m dash in 7.63 for 19th place at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Posted a 26.51 at the URI Sorlein Invite in the 200m dash...Captured fi fth place in the long jump at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational. Outdoor Track: At the Coast Guard Invitational, performed well in the 400m (53.01) and long jump (4.71m) events…Ran a 12.05 time at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships in the 100m event…Snatched a time of 24.54 in the 200m dash at the Yale Classic. High School: Attended Naugatuck High School and ran track for the Greyhounds...Also a member of the high honors and honors society at Naugatuck High. Personal: Son of Thomas and Jennifer Dooley…Has one brother, Ryan and one sister, Jessica...Enjoys working out and hanging out with his friends. SOPHOMORE XC/SPRINTS/JUMPS LAST SCHOOL: NAUGATUCK HOMETOWN: NAUGATUCK, CONN. MAJOR: ENGINEERING
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 15 KEVIN JALBERT, JR. 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Posted a time of 22:57 against Fairfi eld University…At the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, recorded a time of 34:23 in a Chargers seventh place showing. Indoor Track: Collected 14th place at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational after posting a time of 5:22.74 in the one mile run. Outdoor Track: At the Yale Classic, crossed the fi nish line in the 1500m run with a time of 4:52.54. High School: Helped lead the Panthers to a pair of cross country and outdoor track and fi eld Southwest Division Championships in the Constitution State Conference…Three-year varsity letter winner in track and fi eld and a four-year varsity letter winner in cross country. Personal: Son of Kevin and Jeannie Jalbert...Has six brothers, Kurtis, Kyle, Keaton, Kody, Kaley and Kory and one sister, Jeannie...Career ambition is to become a professional engineer. SOPHOMORE XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: PLATT TECHNICAL HOMETOWN: MILFORD, CONN. MAJOR: ENGINEERING MATTHEW JEUNE High School: A member of the track and fi eld 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. FRESHMAN JUMPS LAST SCHOOL: NOTRE DAME HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • 16 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD MARK KICHAR 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Competed in the Fairfi eld University Invitational, crossing the fi nish line with a 29:43 mark…Recorded a time of 29:12 at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational…Performed well in the New England Championships, completing the race in 31:06…Finished the NCAA Regional Championships with a time of 40:14.20. Indoor Track: Ran a season-best 23.99 in the 200m dash at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Registered a time of 54.34 in the 400m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Posted a season-best 1:08.52 in the 500m run at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational… At the SCSU Alumni Invite, ran a 1:28.02 for fourth place in the 600m run. Outdoor Track: At the Coast Guard Invitational, registered an eighth place fi nish in the 200m dash (23.21) and a 14th place showing in the 400m dash (52.54). 2008-09 Season: Cross Country: Finished 56th in the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships with a time of 28:16.8, helping the Chargers fi nish 8th in the tournament...Competed in six races this season. Indoor Track: Competed in 400m, 500m, and 800m run this season...Ran a season-best of 1:07.64 in the 500m run at the Yale Giegengack Invitational on February 6-7...Recorded a time of 2:07.00 in the 800m run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational on December 8. Outdoor Track: Ran a season- best of 23.55 in the 200m dash at the Springfi eld College Invitational on April 18...Also recorded a season-best of 53.59 in the 400m dash at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational on April 4. 2007-08 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season-best of 4:52.18 in the one mile run at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on January 25, 2008 and a season-best of 1:10.16 in the 500 meter dash at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games on February 15. 2008...Recorded times of 2:52.56 in the 1000 meter run at the URI Sorlein Invite on January 16, 2008, 1:11.7 in the 500 meter run at the Yale Giegengack Invite on February 1-2, 2008 and 2:15.11 in the 800 meter run at the Yale Track Classic on January 12, 2008. Outdoor Track: Ran a season-best of 2:09.70 in the 800 meter run at the Springfi eld College Invite on April 19, 2008. High School: Ran Cross Country and Track for Naugatuck High School…Team Captain and selected as an All-NVL performer…Course record holder in the Freshman Invitational at Woodland High School … Class President for 4 years and member of Leadership Club…Honor Roll student. Personal: Son of Kim Sherwood and Mark Kichar...Has one brother, Matthew…Two sisters, Meghan and Melissa…Career ambition is to become a FBI Agent. SENIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: NAUGATUCK HOMETOWN: NAUGATUCK, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE , , g g
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 17 KYLE LAMBERT 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 Springfi eld 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 Springfi eld College Invitational on April 18...Also competed in the 200m dash and recorded a time of 26.97 at the Springfi eld College Invite. High School: Captain of track and fi eld 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. JUNIOR POLE VAULT LAST SCHOOL: WINDHAM HOMETOWN: COLUMBIA, CONN. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE ARNOLD LANE, JR. 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Competed in all six events in the 2009 season…Crossed the fi nish line with a time of 18:15 against Fairfi eld in a dual meet…Ran the Fairfi eld University Invitational in 29:25...Completed the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational with a time of 29:37…At the New England Championships, fi nished 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. SOPHOMORE XC/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: ELMSFORD, N.Y. MAJOR: COMPUTER ENGINEERING LAST SCHOOL: ALEXANDER HAMILTON 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.
  • 18 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD PAT LEACH 2009-10 Season: Outdoor Track: Captured 38th place in the 800m dash at the Coast Guard Invitational…Posted a season best 2.02.32 at the Yale Classic in the 800m dash event…Recorded a time of 4:29.54 at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 1500m run, notching 23rd place…Also ran the 1500m event at the George Davis Invitational. 2008-09 Season: Cross Country: Led the Chargers at the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships placing 34th with a time of 27:19.9...Led the Chargers at the 2008 NCAA Division II East Regional fi nishing in 55th place with a time of 34:35 helping the Chargers fi nish 12th in the tournament. Indoor Track: Recorded a time of 2:00.75 in the 800m run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational on December 8. 2007-08 Season: Cross Country: Placed 43rd in the CCSU’s Ted Owen Invite on September 15, 2007...Finished second on the UNH team and 14th overall in 28:31.60 at the Fairfi eld University Invite on September 29, 2007...Earned Second Team All-ECC honors while fi nishing 13th at the East Coast Conference Championships on October 21, 2007...Finished second on the UNH squad and 36th overall in 34:45.8 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on November 3. 2007. Indoor Track: Recorded a time of 4:39.54 in the one mile run at the URI Sorlein Invite on January 19, 2008 and season-best of 2:00.07 in the 800 meter run at the Yale Giegengack Invite on February 1-2, 2008. Outdoor Track: Finished 12th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:00.91 at the CGA Invite on April 5, 2008 but recorded a season-best of 1:59.51 at the Yale Classic on April 27, 2008 fi nishing 21st...Recorded a season best of 4:14.18 in the 1500 meter run at the CGA Invite on April 5, 2008 fi nishing 6th. 2006-07 Season: Cross Country: Finished 69th overall at NCAA Division II Northeast Region Cross Country Championships...Finished 18th overall at ECC Championships...Finished in the scoring at New England Championships...Finished 55th at Quinnipiac Invitational...Finished 27th at Fordham’s Ram Invitational...Finished in the scoring at Connecticut College Invitational. Indoor Track: Placed second in the mile at the East Coast Conference Championships behind teammate James Beaubrun…Finished 21st in the 800-meter run at the Yale University Spring Invitational…Placed third in the 1,500-meter run at Springfi eld Invitational. High School: Ran at Nashaboa Regional High School in Massachusetts. Personal: Son of Carl and Susanne Leach...Has one sister, Amy. SENIOR XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: NASHOBA REGIONAL HOMETOWN: STOW, MASS. MAJOR: ACCOUNTING SERGEY LUKASHENKO High School: Four-year member of the Cheshire High School cross country and track and fi eld teams…Named captain for both teams as a senior... Graduated with honor roll status. Personal: Son of Larissa and Alex Lukashenko…One brother, Yaroslav…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. FRESHMAN CROSS COUNTRY LAST SCHOOL: CHESHIRE HOMETOWN: CHESHIRE, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE Graduated with honor roll status. Personal: Son of Larissa and Alex Lukashenko…One brother, Yaroslav…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 19 SYLVESTRE MALDONADO 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, recorded an eight place fi nish in the 55m dash (7.02) and a third place fi nish 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. JUNIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: SOUTH BRONX HOMETOWN: BRONX, N.Y. MAJOR: MUSIC AND MGT. OF SPORTS IND. JACOB MCANDREW Prior to UNH: Attended Le Moyne College for four years. High School: Four-year participant of the Oswego High School cross country and track and fi eld teams. Three-time All-State honoree from 2004-06… Three-time State and Federation Medalists from 2004-06…Graduated fourth in his class and as a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Deborah and John McAndrew…One brother, Abe and one sister, Gloria…Majoring in Forensic Science. GRADUATE STUDENT XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: LE MOYNE HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE Three-time State and Federation Medalists from 2004-06…Graduated fourth in his class and as a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Deborah and John McAndrew…One brother, Abe and one sister, Gloria…Majoring in Forensic Science.
  • 20 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD SAMUEL MONTCLAIR 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Tallied several strong showings for the Chargers in the 2009 season… Posted a 17:09 against Fairfi eld for a 15th place fi nish…At the Fairfi eld University Invite, crossed the fi nish line with a time of 27:31…Helped the team claim seventh place at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, running a time of 28:13…Registered a time of 27:11 at the New England Championships…Finished 47th and 48th in the Northeast-10 Conference and the NCAA Regional Championships. Indoor Track: Registered a time of 4:41.87 for 35th place in the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational in the one mile run event…Posted a time of 16:04.35 in the 5000m run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational. High School: Attended Cheshire high school...Cross country team captain...Honors student. Personal: Son of John and Jackie Montclair...Has one brother, Alex...Majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics at UNH. SOPHOMORE XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: CHESHIRE, CONN. MAJOR: NUTRITION AND DIETETICS LAST SCHOOL: CHESHIRE TIMOTHY NOHELTY High School: Four-year member of the Manchester High School cross country and track and fi eld teams…Named to the All-Conference Cross Country team in 2008-09…All-Conference honoree in track and fi eld in 2010…Qualifi ed 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: MANCHESTER HOMETOWN: MANCHESTER, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE Q p p 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 21 IAN QUERZE 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Registered a season best 6.99 in the 55m dash at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Posted a 21st place fi nished in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational…Recorded a distance of 5.70m in the long jump event at the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational…Leaped for a season best 6.26m at the Lafayette Rider Invitational in the long jump event…Collected third place in the triple jump event at the Yale Lid Lifter (11.74m) and the SCSU (11.62m) Invitational’s. Outdoor Track: Registered a season best 11.81 in the 100m dash at the Coast Guard Invitational…Snatched second place in the long jump event at the Coast Guard Invitational… Captured eighth place in the long jump event at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Posted a distance of 6.03m in the long jump at the New England Championships…Leaped for a distance of 12.44m in the triple jump event at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Collected third place at the Springfi eld Invitational in the triple jump event with a distance of 12.16m. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Finished eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 12.12m at the NE-10 Conference Championships on February 21...Recorded a season-best of 5.98m in the long jump at the Yale Giegengack Invitational on February 6-7...Ran a season-best of 7.47 in the 60m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational on December 6. Outdoor Track: Finished seventh with a season-high best of 1.78m in the high jump and sixth in the triple jump (12.16m) at the NE-10 Conference Championships on May 2. 2007-08 Season: Indoor Track: Recorded 5.93m in the Long Jump at the Yale Season Opener on December 8, 2007 and season-bests of 7.07 in the 55 meter dash at the URI Sorlein Invite January 19, 2008 and 7.64 in the 60 meter dash at the Yale Season Opener on December 8, 2007. Outdoor Track: Recorded a season-best of 24.22 in the 200 meter dash at the George Davis Invite on April 12, 2008 and a season-best of 5.78m in the long jump at the CGA Invite on April 5, 2008. High School: Selected as a league All-star in outdoor track…Set school records in the indoor-sprint medley and the outdoor 4x100m…Placed 7th in 4x200m at state meet…Also played football and was Offensive MVP…Participated in Band and Advanced Voice. Personal: Son of Diane and David Querze...Has one brother, Justin…Career ambition is to own a record company. SENIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN SPRINTS/JUMPS LAST SCHOOL: NORTH MIDDLESEX HOMETOWN: PEPPERELL, MASS. MAJOR: MUSIC INDUSTRIES WINSTON REID 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 fi fth place in 400m (50.31)…Also posted a leap of 6.39m for third place in the Springfi eld 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. SOPHOMORE - TEAM CAPTAIN SPRINTS/JUMPS HOMETOWN: NORWALK, CONN. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT LAST SCHOOL: BRIEN MCMAHON Collected 12th place in the 200m (23.07) and fi fth place in 400m (50.31)…Also posted a leap of 6.39m for third place in the Springfi eld 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.
  • 22 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD MICHAEL RENNA 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 fi nished 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, fi nishing in seventh place, at the NE-10 Championships...Threw a season-long distance of 30.05m in the discus at the Springfi eld College Invitational...Finished fourth at the Springfi eld College Invitational in the shot put with a distance of 13.15m. High School: Played football and a member of the Aviators track and fi eld team at Hasbrouck Heights High School...Named to the All-State Group 1 First Team in football and track and fi eld...Three-time state champion during his senior year (football, indoor track and fi eld, and outdoor track and fi eld). Personal: Son of Robin and Susan Renna...Has two sisters, Lindsay and Stephanie...Selected UNH for its great Criminal Justice program. JUNIOR THROWS LAST SCHOOL: HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HOMETOWN: HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE KEENAN SIMS FRESHMAN SPRINTS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: HAMDEN HOMETOWN: HAMDEN, CONN. MAJOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 23 TRAVIS TIMMONS 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Tossed a distance of 10.60m in the shot put event at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational. Outdoor Track: Recorded season best 10.93m in the shot put event at the George Davis Invitational…Finished 15th in the shot put at the Coast Guard Invitational…Launched a distance of 23.96m in the discus event at the Coast Guard Invite…Threw a distance of 27.06m at the Yale Classic for 23rd place. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Recorded a season-best 12.5m throw in the weight throw at the URI Sorlein Invitational (1/17)...Posted a season-high 11.06m throw in the shot put at the Boston Indoor Games (1/24). Outdoor Track: Recorded a season-best 10.98m shot put throw at the UMass-Lowell Invitational (4/11)...Threw a season-best 34.24m in the hammer throw at the Walt Disney World Invitational (3/20)...Recorded a 29.53m throw in the discus at the Springfi eld College Invitational (4.18). 2007-08 Season: Indoor Track: Recorded season-bests of 8.57m in the Weight throw at the URI Sorlein Invite on January 19, 2008 and 10.10m in the Shot Put at the Yale Season Opener on December 8, 2007. Outdoor Track: Recorded a season-best of 10.28m in the Shot Put at the Husky Spring Open on March 22, 2008. High School: Threw the shot and discus for Middleborough High School…Finished sixth in both shot and discus at the Massachusetts Class C Relays… Graduated with Honors…Participated in Band and Concert Choir. Personal: Son of Patricia and Russell Timmons...Has two sisters, Marissa and Christina...Career ambition is to have a job he likes. SENIOR THROWS LAST SCHOOL: MIDDLEBOROUGH HOMETOWN: MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE DAVID THOMAS Prior to UNH: Played wide receiver for two seasons at Frostburg State University...Qualifi ed 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 fi eld team as well. Personal: Son of Claudia and David Thomas…Three brothers, Chris, Xavier and Johnathan…Majoring in Criminal Justice at UNH. JUNIOR SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: FROSTBURG STATE HOMETOWN: TANEYTOWN, MD. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE High School: Threw the shot and discus for Middleborough High School…Finished sixth in both shot and discus at the Massachusetts Class C Relays… Graduated with Honors…Participated in Band and Concert Choir. Personal: Son of Patricia and Russell Timmons...Has two sisters, Marissa and Christina...Career ambition is to have a job he likes.
  • 24 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD ROSHAWN WILSON High School: Played two sports for the Spartans of Miami Southridge Senior High School…Named to the All-County football teams in 2008-09…Tallied 25 receptions for 475 yards and six touchdowns as a senior…Also named selected to the All-County track and fi eld teams in 2008-09…Awarded track and fi eld team’s Most Valuable Athlete as a senior. Personal: Son of Michelle McGrew-Clarit and Roshawn Wilson Sr….Six brothers, Hasani, Jahzeel, Ri’Shard, Sequan, Dee and Mike and two sisters, Paige and Roshaiya…Majoring in Forensic Science at New Haven. FRESHMAN SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: MIAMI SOUTHRIDGE HOMETOWN: MIAMI, FLA. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 25 KRISTIN ALFANO High School: Played three sports for the Flaming Arrows of Sachem North High School…Leaped for a career best of 5’2” in the high jump event…Selected the New York State Scholar Athlete in track and fi eld in 2009…Named to the All-Conference teams in 2009-10…Division I Championship Meet Qualifi er in the high jump event from 2008-10…New York State Qualifi er in 2009-10…Awarded the Golden Key Award in 2010. Personal: Daughter of Jenice and Steven Alfano…Majoring in Forensic Science at New Haven. FRESHMAN HIGH JUMP LAST SCHOOL: SACHEM NORTH HOMETOWN: LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE HILLARY BAUER High School: A four-year student-athlete of the Parkland High School varsity track and fi eld team…Also a member of the National and German Honors Societies as a junior and senior. Personal: Daughter of Marilyn and Gregory Bauer…Majoring in Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: PARKLAND HOMETOWN: OREFIELD, PA MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE TANIA BERNARDINO 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 16:52:00 at the Fairfi eld University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 1000m fi nishing 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 fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: KEARNY, N.J. MAJOR: CRIMINAL PYSCHOLOGY LAST SCHOOL: KEARNY 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.
  • 26 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD DOROTHY BRENNICK 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m fi nishing in 28.74 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Also ran a season best in the 300m fi nishing in 46.78 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best at the Coast Guard Invitational 200m dash fi nishing in 28.96 and also ran a season best in the 400m at the Yale Classic fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE SPRINTS HOMETOWN: HAMILTON, MASS. MAJOR: INTERIOR DESIGN LAST SCHOOL: HAMILTON-WENHAM BRITTANY BUSSIERE High School: Four-year member of the Agawam High School track and fi eld 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 fi nishes 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. FRESHMAN THROWS LAST SCHOOL: AGAWAM HOMETOWN: AGAWAM, MASS. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT Named to the All-Conference teams in 2009-10…Led the team to two Western Massachusetts second place fi nishes 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 27 REECEANN CABANIERO-BUENDIA 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: WOODENVILLE HOMETOWN: WOODENVILLE, WA MAJOR: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING JANESKA CARDONA High School: Attended Eastside High School for four years…A four-year member of the Eagles track and fi eld team. Personal: Daughter of Aida Cardona…Has one brother, Dariel…Enjoys listening to music and dancing…Majoring in Criminal Justice at UNH. FRESHMAN XC/MID-DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: EASTSIDE HOMETOWN: TAYLORS, S.C. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE DELIA CARUSO Prior to UNH: Attended Naugatuck Valley Community College. High School: A member of the Naugatuck High School track and fi eld team for four years. Personal: Daughter of Giuseppina Caruso…Has one brother, John and two sister, Angela and Christina…Majoring in Psychology at New Haven. JUNIOR XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: NAUGATUCK VALLEY HOMETOWN: NAUGATUCK, CONN. MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY Personal: Daughter of Giuseppina Caruso…Has one brother, John and two sister, Angela and Christina…Majoring in Psychology at New Haven.
  • 28 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD TIFFANY CHANNER High School: A four-year member of the Long Island Lutheran High School track and fi eld team...Earned the Coaches’ Award in the 2009 season…Also played basketball and softball for the Crusaders. Personal: Daughter of Christine and Orrett Channer…Has two brothers, Jordan and Jon-Michael…Majoring in Music Industry at New Haven. FRESHMAN SPRINTER LAST SCHOOL: LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN HOMETOWN: HICKSVILLE, N.Y. MAJOR: MUSIC INDUSTRY CAMILLE CHARLES FRESHMAN THROWS LAST SCHOOL: NORTHWEST CATHOLIC HOMETOWN: HARTFORD, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASHLEY CHARNEY-SCHATZ FRESHMAN SPRINTS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: NEW ROCHELLE HOMETOWN: NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. MAJOR: UNDECLAREDMMAAJJOORR:: UNDECLARED
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 29 ALESHA CHU FOO 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 fi ve fi nish 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. JUNIOR XC/JUMPS/SPRINTS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: BUNNELL HOMETOWN: BRIDGEPORT, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 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.
  • 30 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD LAUREN DIMITRUCK 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 16:12.00 at the Fairfi eld University Invitational… Also competed at the NCAA Regional Championship fi nishing in 26:43.2. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 1000m fi nishing in 3:17.37 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational and a season best in the 1 mile fi nishing in 5:34.45 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran season best at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the 1500m fi nishing in 4:54.40…Also a season best in the 800m fi nishing in 2:30.59 at the Yale Classic 2008-09 Season: Outdoor Track: Ran a season-best and broke the school record in the 800m run fi nishing in 2:27.65 at the Springfi eld College Invitational on April 18...Ran a season-best in the 1500m at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational on April 4 fi nishing in 4:59.41. Indoor: Broke the school record and ran a season-best of 3:09.00 in the 1000m run and a season-best of 5:19.05 in the one mile run at the NE-10 Conference Championships on February 21...Broke school record in the distance medley relay with a time of 13:10.87. 2007-08 Season: Outdoor Track: Competed in the 800-meter run and 1500-meter run...Improved time in the 800 by more than 16 seconds throughout the course of the season, culminating in a season-best time of 2:31.43 at the Yale Classic...Ran a season-best 5:37.39 in the 1500 at the Owl Classic. High School: Named to All-State, All-Conference and All-Academic Conference teams...Team captain. Personal: Daughter of John and Nancy DiMitruck...Has one brother, Alexander and one sister, Kristen...Career ambition is to be a lawyer. SENIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN CROSS COUNTRY/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: IONA COLLEGE HOMETOWN: KENSINGTON, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE BRIDGET FARIA 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 18:27.00 at the Fairfi eld University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m dash fi nishing in 2:29.05 at the Boston Terrier Invite…At the URI Sorlein Invite fi nished the 1000m dash with a time of 3:25.25 and fi nished 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 fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: EAST MEADOW, N.Y. MAJOR: BUSINESS MARKETING LAST SCHOOL: EAST MEADOW 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 31 Gagne was the Chargers fi rst ever wom- en’s track and fi eld All-American. In the 2009-10 indoor track season, she claimed her third All-American honor in the 200m dash with a fi fth place fi nish at nationals. In 2008-09, Gagne earned two All-Amer- ican accolades with a fi fth place fi nish in the 200m dash (outdoor) and a seventh place fi nish in the 200m dash (indoor). 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year…Finished fi fth place in the 200m dash fi nals at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships earning All-American honors…Named East Region Track Athlete of the Year…Placed fi rst in the 55m dash at the SCSU Alumni Invitational fi nishing with a time of 7.14…Finished in the 60m dash and 200m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Also fi nished the 200m dash (24.79) and 400m dash (56.26) at the Yale Giegengack Invite…At the Northeast-10 Championships placed fi rst in the 400m dash (56.56), the long jump (5.59), the 55m dash and the 200m…Placed fi rst in the 400m dash at the New England Championship fi nishing in 55.54. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Finished seventh in the 200m dash (24.91) fi nals at the NCAA Division II National Championship on March 13, becoming the fi rst University of New Haven women’s track and fi eld student-athlete ever to score points at the national meet and earn All-American honors...Captured Northeast-10 titles in the 55 meters, 200 meters and long jump...Broke four school records this season in the 55m (7.19), 200m (24.47), long jump (5.52m) and 4x400 relay (4:01.50). Outdoor Track: Two- time All-American with a fi fth place fi nish in the 200m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 23.91...Broke three school records this season in the 100m (11.81), 200m (23.70) and 400m (56.67) dash....Broke the school record for the long jump at the NE-10 Conference Championships on May 2 with 5.85m...Named the women’s East Region Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), becoming the fi rst women’s track and fi eld student-athlete to earn the distinction...Northeast-10 Outdoor Champion in the 100m, 200m and long jump...Qualifi ed for the national meet in 100m, 200m and long jump and was named Northeast-10 Women’s Athlete of the Week fi ve times during the 2009 outdoor season...Selected to the CoSIDA/ ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 First Team...Selected for CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors. 2007-08 Season: Outdoor Track: Set the school records in three events...Posted a 12.35 in the 100-meter dash at the Yale Classic...Cut nearly a second off of her previous career best in setting the 200-meter dash school record (24.61) at the New England Outdoor Championships...Had a long jump of 5.61 meters at the George Davis Invite. Indoor Track: Competed in short sprints and the long jump...Set the school record in the long jump with a leap of 5.52 meters at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games...Ran a season-best 25.80 in the 200-meter dash at both the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games and New England Championships...Had season-best times of 7.52 in the 55-meter dash and 8.05 in the 60-meter dash. 2006-2007 Season: Outdoor Track: Won the Long Jump with a distance of 5.18-meters at the Springfi eld College Invitational…Placed 1st in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.04-meters at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Finished 7th at the Yale Spring Invitational in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.23-meters…Member of the UNH Honors Program...Won the East Coast Conference Championship in the long jump (5.42). High School: Four-year letter winner in track and fi eld at Lyman High School…All-State, All-New England and All-Class L selection in 2006…Track Team MVP for two years…Holds the Long Jump, 200-meters, 4x100-meters and career points record at Lyman High School…Also participated in Cheerleading. Personal: Daughter of Laura and Rick Gagne...Has one brother, Ricky…Chose UNH for its Criminal Justice Program. SHANNON GAGNE SENIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/JUMPS/SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: LYMAN HALL HOMETOWN: MERIDEN, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE Personal: Daughter of Laura and Rick Gagne...Has one brother, Ricky…Chose UNH for its Criminal Justice Program.
  • 32 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD SHANNON HALL 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational fi nishing with a time of 33.27. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m dash fi nishing in 32.10 at the Yale Classic…At the Coast Guard Invitational competed in the Pole Vault fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE CROSS COUNTRY/POLE VAULT HOMETOWN: LEVANY, MAINE MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE/CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: HERMON ALISSA HOWELL 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship ran season bests in the long jump fi nishing with a distance of 5.20m placing forth and in the triple jump fi nishing with a distance of 10.60m placing third. Outdoor Track: Finished fi rst at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m dash with a time of 12.94…Placed fi fth in the long jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a distance of 5.18m and also placed fi fth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.56m…Also competed in the New England Championship fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE SPRINTS/JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: FRAMINGHAM, MASS. MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY LAST SCHOOL: FRAMINGHAM KELSEY HULL FRESHMAN JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: SEYMOUR, CONN. MAJOR: BIOLOGY LAST SCHOOL: SEYMOUR MMMAAAJJJOOORRR::: BIOLOGY
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 33 CALISTA HUTCHINSON 2009-10 Season: 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 fi fth 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 fi fth place fi nish 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 fi fth 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 qualifi er in high jump, fi nishing 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. JUNIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/JUMPS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: SOUTH JEFFERSON HOMETOWN: ADAMS, N.Y. MAJOR: MARINE BIOLOGY SHRAYA MANICK 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 Springfi eld 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 fi eld 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. SOPHOMORE - TEAM CAPTAIN THROWS HOMETOWN: NEW HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: WILBUR CROSS p p p Society…Honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Francine Manick…Enrolled as a criminal justice major.
  • 34 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD JANIECE MUIRHEAD FRESHMAN SPRINTS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: WEST ORANGE, N.J. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: WEST ORANGE RACHEL PUTORTI SOPHOMORE POLE VAULT HOMETOWN: SEYMOUR, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: SEYMOUR MEREDITH O’CONNOR SOPHOMORE CROSS COUNTRY/JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: DEDHAM, MASS. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE LAST SCHOOL: DEDHAM 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational Ran season bests in the 55m hurdles fi nishing in 9.66 placing fi fth and in the 300m dash fi nishing in 48.40 placing eighth. Outdoor Track: Placed sixth at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m hurdles fi nishing in 17.44…Ran season best at the Northeast-10 Championship in the 400m hurdles fi nishing 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 35 DOMINIQUE STASULLI 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best at Fairfi eld University fi nishing in 16:10. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational fi nishing in 2:31.61…Also ran a season best in 1000m dash at the SCSU Alumni Invitational fi nishing in 3:14.63 placing third. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 3000m steeple at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship fi nishing in 12:49.02 placing ninth…Also ran a season best in the 800m dash at the Springfi eld Invitational fi nishing in 2:30.38 placing fi fth. High School: Attended Shenandoah Valley HS where she holds the track records for 1600m, 3200m and 800m...Cross Country state qualifi er, 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. FRESHMAN XC/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: SHENANDOAH, PA. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE LAST SCHOOL: SHENANDOAH VALLEY MARA SPELICK 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran in the Victor F. Leeber, S.J. Invitational fi nishing with a time of 28:05.00. Indoor Track: Ran a season best at the Yale Giegengack Invitational fi nishing in28.57…Placed fi fth at the Yale Lid Lifter in the 600m dash fi nishing in 1:53.60. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best at the Yale Classic fi nishing the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.38…Ran the 400m hurdles at the Coast Guard Invitational fi nishing in 1:12.52. High School: Four-year member of the track and fi eld 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 fi re science at UNH. SOPHOMORE XC/SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: CUPERTINO, CALIF. MAJOR: FIRE SCIENCE LAST SCHOOL: MONTE VISTA Personal: Daughter of Michael and Michelle Stasulli...Has two brothers, Brandon and Connor...Career ambition to work for the FBI. KIMBERLEE RUPPAR FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: WETHERSFIELD, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: WETHERSFIELD
  • 36 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD MONICA YANEZ 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 fi eld 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. FRESHMAN SPRINTS HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: ENGINEERING LAST SCHOOL: WEST HAVEN ALEXANDRIA VICTOR High School: A four-year member of the Connetquot Thunder Birds varsity track and fi eld team…Holds the high school shot put record…Team captain as a senior…Also played fi eld hockey. Personal: Daughter of Kerri Serritella and Michael Victor…Has three brothers, Zackary, Matthew and Jeremy and one sister, Hanna…Enjoys listening to music and horseback riding. FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: RONKONKOMA, N.Y. MAJOR: UNDECLARED LAST SCHOOL: CONNETQUOT ADA UDAYA High school: Four year member of the Blue Devils cross country and track and fi eld 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: BIOLOGY/PRE-MEDICINE LAST SCHOOL: WEST HAVEN
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 37 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 ........1989 500m ................... Mark O’Brady ....................................................................................................... 1:04.63 ........1993 800m ................... Marius Skarbauskas ............................................................................................1:50.91 ........2004 1000m ................. James Beaubrun ..................................................................................................2:30.01 ........2006 Mile ...................... Michael Ambrose ..................................................................................................4:10.00 ................. 3000m ................. Michael Ambrose ..................................................................................................8:14.84 ................. 2 Miles ................. Michael Ambrose ................................................................................................. 8:54.44 ................. 5000m ................. Michael Ambrose ............................................................................................... 14:28.94 ................. Long Jump ........... Orville Sweeney .....................................................................................................24’7.5” ........ 1991 Triple Jump .......... Henry Spellman .......................................................................................................8’7.5” ................. High Jump ............ Kevin Trimble ............................................................................................................6’10” ........1989 Pole Vault ............. Dean Gordon & Perry Pausig ...................................................................................13’6” ........1989 Shot Put ............... David Marra ........................................................................................................... 50’00” ................. 35 lb. Wt. ............. Steven Jussaume .................................................................................................. 59’11” ........ 2007 Pentathlon ........... Hakim Smith .....................................................................................................3,478 pts. ................. 4x400 relay ......... Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross ..............................................................................3:15.25 ........1999 4x800 relay ......... Cambell, Perez, Schultz, Thompson ....................................................................7:34.00 ................. DMR ..................... Scuster, Taylor, Santiago, Ambrose .................................................................. 10:09.04 ................. 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 ........ 1998 1500m ................. Michael Ambrose ................................................................................................. 3:48.58 .................. 3000msc ............. Jim Santiago .........................................................................................................9:10.21 .................. 5000m ................. Michael Ambrose ............................................................................................... 14:28.00 .................. 10,000m .............. Don Cavanaugh ................................................................................................. 31:52.00 .................. 110 HH ................. Marcus Walton .........................................................................................................14:53 ........ 1996 400m IH ............... Major Ruth ...............................................................................................................53.81 ........ 1989 Long Jump ........... Orville Sweeney .................................................................................................... 24’4.5” .........1991 Triple Jump .......... Henry Spellman ........................................................................................................48’8” .................. High Jump ............ Robert Radimer ..........................................................................................................6’9” .................. Pole Vault ............. Perry Pausig ........................................................................................................... 14’00” .................. Shot Put ............... Dave Marra ............................................................................................................ 49’10” .................. Discus .................. John Goodheart ..................................................................................................... 140’1” .................. Hammer ............... Steve Jussaume ..................................................................................................... 189’8” .........2007 Javelin .................. Harvey Boehm ....................................................................................................... 218’3” .................. 4x100 relay .......... Moses, Maull, Foley, Coger ..................................................................................... 41.06 .................. 4x400 relay ......... Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross ............................................................................. 3:09.89 ........1999
  • 38 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Women’s Indoor Records 55m ...................... Shannon Gagne ..........................................................................................................7.14 ........ 2010 55m HH ............... Angel Colandrea ........................................................................................................ 8.87 ........2006 60m ...................... Shannon Gagne ..........................................................................................................7.67 ........ 2010 200m ................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................23.89 ........ 2010 400m ................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................55.54 ........ 2010 800m ................... Melissa Tempesta ............................................................................................... 2:25.48 ........2008 1000m ................. Lauren DiMitruck ................................................................................................. 3:09.35 ........2009 Mile ...................... Alissa von Schmidt ............................................................................................... 5:17.10 ........2005 3000m ................. Alissa von Schmidt .............................................................................................10:41.12 ........2005 5000m ................. Alissa von Schmidt ............................................................................................ 18:54.18 ........ 2007 High Jump ............ Alesha Chu Foo .......................................................................................................1.55m ........2009 Long Jump ........... Shannon Gagne ...................................................................................................... 5.61m ........ 2010 Triple Jump .......... Jynika Craig ...........................................................................................................11.30m ........2004 Shot Put ............... Amy Bratt ...............................................................................................................12.02m ........1998 20 lb Wt. .............. Shraya Manick ......................................................................................................15.19m ........ 2010 Pole Vault ............. Kristen Beck ...........................................................................................................2.59m ........2003 SMR ..................................................................................................................................................... 4:38.03 ........2003 DMR ..................... Tempesta, Howell, Faria, DiMitruck ...................................................................12:57.97 ........ 2010 4x200 relay ......... Jones, Carpenter, Wisdom, Bynoe ...................................................................... 1:49.50 ........2003 4x400 relay ......... Myers, Gagne, Chu Foo, Howell ...........................................................................4:01.50 ........2009 4x800 relay ......... Hardy, von Schmidt, Yamauchi, Kennedy ........................................................ 10:03.79 ........2008 Pentathlon ........... Evelyn Tolliver .................................................................................................... 2471 pts. ........2002 Women’s Outdoor Records 100m ................... Shannon Gagne ....................................................................................................... 11.81 ........2009 100m HH ............. Angel Colandrea ......................................................................................................15.54 ........ 2007 200m ................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................23.70 ........2009 400m ................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................56.67 ........2009 400m IH ............... Danielle Howell .................................................................................................... 1:06.42 ........2009 800m ................... Bridget Faria ........................................................................................................ 2:26.98 ........ 2010 1500m ................. Alissa von Schmidt ...............................................................................................4:54.01 ........2005 3000m ................. Alissa von Schmidt ............................................................................................ 10:40.05 ........2005 3000m Steeple ... 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 ......................................................................................................5.85m ........2009 Triple Jump .......... Jynika Craig ...........................................................................................................11.07m ........2004 Shot Put ............... Amy Bratt ...............................................................................................................11.61m ........1999 Discus .................. Shraya Manick ......................................................................................................38.26m ........ 2010 Hammer ............... Shraya Manick ...................................................................................................... 47.32m ........ 2010 Pole Vault ............. Rachel Putorti ......................................................................................................... 2.74m ........ 2010 4x100 relay .......... Bynoe, Wisdom, Holiday, Craig ...............................................................................48.60 ........2004 4x400 relay ......... Craig, Holiday, Jones, Bynoe ................................................................................4:01.12 ........2004 4x800 relay ......... DiMitruck, Faria, Bernardino, Stasulli .................................................................9:49.16 ........ 2010
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 39 The Northeast-10 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. The conference was built from the ground up with strong cornerstones and a vision of becoming the premier Division II NCAA athletic conference in the nation. A quick look around the league today will tell even the casual observer that the NE-10 has done so. The conference is a powerful union of strong academic and athletic colleges and universities that incorporates 16 institutions from New York and New England. The NE-10 sponsors the most championship sports of any Division II conference in the nation. The Northeast-10 can look to a long history of successes – the growth from seven original schools to more than double its size 20 years later – the contention for and winning of national championships – the change in league structure from on-campus administration to a central governing location – the anticipation of, coping with and addition of modern technology - the recognition of student-athlete performances in the classroom where the real competitions are played out – all of them have been built thanks to the hard work and dedication through the years of thousands of people who have, at one time or another, called the Northeast-10 home for their athletics program or their livelihood. The NE-10 history began with the vision of a few good men and women. It was back in 1979 that a handful of athletics directors realized that the world of college athletics was changing and that they, and their programs, would have to change as well. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s the NCAA began to emphasize the importance of conferences in organizing competition and determining bids to 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, classifi ed Division II and of similar scope, 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 was publicly announced. The Northeast-7 Conference established instant credibility in its membership and that credibility led to a slow but continued expansion through the years. The admittance of Saint Anselm in 1981 created the Northeast-8. In 1984, Hartford joined the ECAC Division I North Atlantic Conference but was immediately replaced by Merrimack. The “Northeast-10” name came about when Saint Michael’s and Quinnipiac joined the league in 1987 and the conference remained stable until 1995 when Springfi eld left for Division III. The league stayed at 10 members as Le Moyne joined the league in 1996 from the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) and briefl y expanded to 11 when Pace joined in 1998 from the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC). Quinnipiac elevated to the Division I Northeast Conference (NEC) to again return the foundation of 10 until the last major expansion took place prior to 2001 when fi ve new schools joined the fold. Franklin Pierce, Southern New Hampshire University (formerly New Hampshire College), the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Southern Connecticut State University were joined by the College of Saint Rose. In 2008, Bryant University departed for Division I and the University of New Haven immediately to replace Bryant in all sports, maintaining a 15 institutions in the conference. Adelphi University, becomes the newest member of the conference this year, bringing membership to 16 full-time institutions. NE-10 MEMBERS American International College Yellow Jackets Springfi eld, Mass. Assumption College Greyhounds Worcester, Mass. 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. Adelphi University Panthers Garden City, N.Y.
  • 40 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Deborah Chin, Associate Vice President Director of Athletics and Recreation 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-year- old 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. 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 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 fi ve 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 Eberhard- Karls Universitat. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. 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 fi ction with the University of South Carolina Press, and an anthology of international war stories with the University Press of Colorado. 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-fi ve countries in twenty-fi ve years, including Tanzania where they hiked up Mt. Kilimanjaro. They have a son and three daughters 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 fi lm form (associate producer of the fi lm), 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. Deborah Chin became the school’s four th director o f a t h l e t i c s i n 19 9 3 , 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-of- the-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 fi nd UNH a new athletics conference that best fi ts 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 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 1998- 99 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. In a 19-year career (1975-93) as head coach for the Chargers, she posted a 578-179 record (.764) and was at that time only the fi fth Division II coach to win 500 career matches. The Chargers made 10 trips to the NCAA tournament during Chin’s reign, reaching the top fi ve 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 UNC- Greensboro. UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIONADMINISTRATION
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 41 CHARGER SUPPORTERS CHARGERCHARGER ATHLETIC CLUB 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 suc- cess 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 capi- tal projects, which benefi t 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, par- ents, 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 Univer- sity community and helping student-athletes succeed on and off the fi eld. 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
  • 42 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD YOUR DONATION MADE IT POSSIBLEYOUR DONATION MADE IT POSSIBLE The UNH equipment room was renovated prior to the fall of 2008, the UNH Department of Athletics equipment room received these state-of-the-art slid- ing storage systems. The storage system allows for additional storage, while maintaining the same square footage. This proj- ect helped improve to ath- letic experience for every UNH athletic team. Generous donations to the Charger Athletics Club help make capital improve- ments like these come to life. You can help keep the Chargers at the forefront of NCAA Division II and the Northeast-10 Conference, and help attract the best student-athletes to represent UNH with class and dignity. To join, visit www.NewHavenChargers.com and click on Charger Athletics Club! CHARGERS SUPPORTERS - 2009-10 Fiscal Year All-American Level Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield CT Junior Soccer Association Edward Stys Fountainhead Property Man- agement Jettis Technologies John Frey Pepperidge Farm Petra Construction Wells Fargo Wiggin and Dana Director’s Club Level Bollinger, Inc. Courtyard Marriott Orange Christopher Ruskay John Coury Follett Higher Education Group FujiFilm - SeeHere.com Healey Properties, LLC John Raba LawnMaster Nicholas Rossomando Memo- rial Scholarship Fund Security Technologies Inc. Sheila Krajcir Sonia Haubner Terrance McIntosh The George Ellis Co. Captain’s Club Level Advantage Maintenance, Inc. Affordable Bus Charters Alinabal, Inc. American Executive Limo Apicella Adjusters Arrow Bus Aqua Autism Awareness, AutismSoci- ety.com Bill Fisher General Contractor Blanchette Sporting Goods, Inc. BlumShapiro Bridgeport Lumber Candido Electric Carroll Communications, LLC Cerrato Family Charm’s Security Hardware, Inc. 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The Che Group, Inc Timothy Donahue Trifecta Hoops Twin Hull Boats LLC U-Save Car and Truck Rental Wallin City Ford Wallingford Optical Whaling City Ford Winkle Bus Company Woodbridge Running Co. World Class Sports, LLC Varsity Club Level Affordable Bus Charters Alfredo Clothier Anthony’s Art Ogden Asics Aunt Chiladas Baja Biaghetti’s Black Bear Saloon Boston Celtics Boston Marriott Long Wharf Bradford Portrait Breakaway Deli Champion’s Choice Chili’s Country Club of Woodbridge Daniel Barr Dave Onze Dave Peterson Donald Levine Duane Brooks Dunns Irish Bar Eli’s Equinox Fairfi eld Athletics Follet Bookstore Forest Package FujiFilm - SeeHere.com Full Circle Pizza Georgie’s Diner Greek Olive Henry C. Lee College Holiday Inn North Haven Indian Neck Liquor Store J. 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  • CHARGER ATHLETICSCHARGER ATHLETICS POSTSEASON SUCCESS Men’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifi ers: 1979, 2001 Women’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifi er: 2004 Baseball NCAA World Series: 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998; NCAA Region- als: 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 Semifi nals: 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 Qualifi ers: 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 Women’s Track & Field NCAA National Qualifi ers: 2009, 2010 Men’s Soccer NCAA Runner-up: 1976; NCAA Semifi nals: 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 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. Student- athletes 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-confi dence, 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 fulfi lling 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 fi eld 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 Offi ce 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. • 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 fi nals in 1976 and fi nished third in 1977.
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  • University of New Haven QUICK FACTS Founded: 1920 Campus: Located in West Haven, Conn., 84 acres on a hilltop overlooking Long Island Sound and the culturally rich city of New Haven. A southeastern branch is located in New London, Conn. Enrollment: 3540 undergraduate fulltime, 5770 total enrollment Student Ratio: 49% Male, 51 % Female Geographic Distribution: 46 states and 26 countries Diversity: 26% from minority groups (all categories) FACULTY Over 80% hold PhD’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 15:1. ACADEMIC PROGRAMS UNH offers Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees in 114 programs in Arts & Sciences; Business; Engineering; and Justice, Safety and Security Studies. There are nearly 100 different undergraduate programs and 30 graduate programs. SPECIAL ACADEMIC PROGRAMS Honors Program for highly-motivated students with high levels of academic achievement. Freshman-year program for all new fresh- men to help them make the transition into university life. Developmental Studies Program for students requiring strengthen- ing of basic academic skills. 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 busi- nesses, government, and non-profit agencies, including ESPN, MTV, Disney, FBI Crime Labs, U.S. Attorney’s Offices, Unilever, and United Technologies Corporation, among others. RESIDENTIAL LIFE Making you feel at home is a priority at UNH. Our on-campus hous- ing is available in eight residence halls. Residential Life staff mem- bers live in each hall and help promote an atmosphere conducive to study and social interaction among students. Residence Hall Councils, composed of students elected by their peers, plan social and recreational activities and serve as representatives for students living in each hall. Room accommodations range from traditional residence halls (equipped with a fitness room and campus conven- ience store) to multi-bedroom, apartment-style residences. ® Visit www.newhaven.edu or call 1-800-DIAL-UNH (342-5864) The David A. Beckerman Recreation Center, opened Fall 2007. Made possible by a generous donation from alumnus David A. Beckerman, the Center includes basketball courts; a multi-sport court for rollerblading, roller hockey, volleyball and indoor soccer; a fitness center with aerobic equipment, weights and televisions; a multi-purpose room for yoga, step aerobics, Pilates and other activities; an elevated running track; and a lounge area for relaxation. For more information visit us online at: www.newhaven.edu or call 800-DIAL-UNH (800-342-5864) to speak with an admissions representative.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 3 QUICK FACTS University of New Haven President: ................................ Dr. Steven H. Kaplan Location: .................................West Haven, CT 06516 Founded: .............................................................1920 Enrollment: ........................................................5,200 Colors: ....................................................... Blue & Gold Nickname:......................................................Chargers Web Page: ....................................www.newhaven.edu Charger Athletics Director of Athletics: .............................. Deborah Chin Athletic Dept. Phone: ........................(203) 932-7016 Athletic Dept. Fax: ............................. (203) 932-7470 Athletic Training: ................................ (203) 932-7407 Affi liation: ............................................NCAA Division II Conference: ....................... Northeast-10 Conference Web: ..........................................www.northeast10.org Athletic Communications Director: .............................................. Andy Beardsley Phone: ............................................... (203) 932-7025 e-mail: ............................. abeardsley@newhaven.edu Athletics Hotline: ...............................(203) 932-7007 Web Page: .................... www.newhavenchargers.com Cross Country/Track & Field Head Coach: ...........................................Kevin LaSure Years at UNH: ............................................Fourth Year Offi ce Phone: .................................... (203) 932-7021 e-mail: ................................... klasure@newhaven.edu Assistant Coach: ......................... Shaunnaya Williams e-mail: ................................ swilliams@newhaven.edu Assistant Coach: ........................ Alexandra Earl-Givan Assistant Coach: ..................................Amanda Brown Assistant Coach: ....................................... Mario Hicks Assistant Coach: ........................................ Alaric Best 2010-11 SCHEDULE SEPTEMBER Sat. 11 at Fairfi eld University Invitational (XC) Sat. 25 at Victor F. Leeber, S.J. Invitational (XC) OCTOBER Sat. 9 at New England Championships (XC) Fri. 22 at 8th Annual CCSU Mini Meet (XC) NOVEMBER Sat. 7 at Northeast-10 Conference Championships (XC) Sat. 21 at NCAA Division II East Region Championships (XC) DECEMBER Sat. 4 at Yale Lid Lifter Invitational (ITF) Fri. 10 at Southern Conn. St. Alumni Classic (ITF) JANUARY Fri. 7 at Metropolitan Coaches Invitational (ITF) Sat. 15 at Yale Invitational (ITF) Fri. 21 at UAlbany Great Dane Classic (ITF) Sat. 28-29 at Boston University Terrier Classic (ITF) FEBRUARY Fri-Sat 4-5 at Yale University Giegengack Invitational (ITF) Fri. 11 at Rider-Lafayette Invitational (ITF) Thu. 17 at Northeast-10 Conference Championships (ITF) Fri-Sat 25-26 at New England Championships (ITF) MARCH Thu-Sat 10-12 at NCAA Division II Championships (ITF) APRIL Sat. 2 at Coast Guard Academy Invitational (OTF) Sat. 2 at Ramapo College Invitational Sat. 9 at George Davis Invitational (OTF) Sat. 16 at Springfi eld College Invitational (OTF) Thu-Sat 28-30 at University of Penn Relays (OTF) MAY Sun. 1 at Yale University Spring Track Classic (OTF) Thu-Sat 5-6 at NE-10 Conference Championships (OTF) Thu-Sat 12-14 at New England Championships (OTF) Thu-Sat 26-28 at NCAA Division II Championships (OTF) All dates and times are subject to change CONTENTS University Information ....................... IFC Quick Facts ........................................... 3 Head Coach Kevin LaSure ................... 4 Assistant Coaches ................................ 5 I Choose Division II ............................... 6 Roster .................................................... 7 Team Photos ......................................... 8 Meet the men’s team .....................9-24 Azor, Barile, Budhu ....................... 9 Cagna, Crawford, Dannenhoffer ..10 DiGuglielmo, Downing ...............11 Dressman, Dunham ...................12 Edelman, Freitas ........................13 Gilhuly, Hemmans, Hoang .........14 Jalbert, Jeune .............................15 Kichar ..........................................16 Lambert, Lane ............................ 17 Leach, Lukashenko ....................18 Maldonado, McAndrew ..............19 Montclair, Nohelty ......................20 Querze, Reid ...............................21 Renna, Sims ...............................22 Thomas, Timmons ......................23 Wilson .........................................24 Meet the women’s team .............. 25-36 Alfano, Bauer, Bernardino .........25 Brennick, Bussiere .....................26 Cabaniero, Cardona, Caruso .....27 Channer, Charles, Charney ........28 Chu Foo .......................................29 DiMitruck, Faria ..........................30 Gagne..........................................31 Hall, Howell, Hull ........................32 Hutchinson, Manick ...................33 Muirhead, O’Connor, Putorti ......34 Ruppar, Spelick, Stasulli ............35 Udaya, Victor, Yanez ...................36 Men’s Records Book .......................... 37 Women’s Records Book .....................38 Northeast-10 Conference ..................39 University Administration ...................40 Charger Athletics Club ....................... 41 Charger Supporters ............................42 UNH Athletics .....................................IBC 2010-11 Schedule ........................ 3, BC The 2010-11 UNH cross country/track and fi eld media guide was written and designed by Director of Athletic Communications Andy Beardsley and graduate assistants Tony Distasio and Lauren Hood, with thanks to all previous sports information staff members and the UNH cross country/track and fi eld teams. Headshots by Andy Beardsley and action photos by Richard Orr and John Kritzman Photography. The information contained in this guide is deemed accurate as of the date of printing. We welcome all comments and verifi able corrections. Please contact the Offi ce of Athletic Media Relations 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. newhaven.edu/athletics or call the Charger Athletics Hotline at (203) 932-7007. University of New Haven 2010-11 Cross Country/Track & Field
  • 4 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD KEVIN LASURE Kevin LaSure enters his fourth season as head coach of both men’s and women’s cross coun- try and track & fi eld teams at the University of New Haven. In just three seasons with the team, LaSure has coached two All-American athletes in Shan- non Gagne and Kevin Downing. Gagne posted national qualifying times in both indoor and outdoor events in the 2008-09 season, followed by another All-American accolade in the 2010 indoor campaign. Her men’s sprinting counterpart, Downing, also post- ed national qualifying times in the 2008-09 season. That year, Gagne and Downing led the Char- gers at the Northeast-10 Confer- ence Championships, including Downing being named the NE-10 Indoor Track and Field Freshman of the Year. Highlighting LaSure’s fi rst season with the Chargers was the suc- cess of the men’s and women’s cross country teams. The wom- en’s and men’s teams placed second and third respectively in the East Coast Conference Cham- pionships, followed by ninth and seventh place showings in the NCAA Regional Championships. LaSure had served as the Char- gers’ assistant cross country/ track & fi eld 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’ sprint- ers and jumpers, as well as serv- ing as assistant cross country coach during the fall seasons. UNH has had strong showings at the conference and regional level in recent seasons with LaSure on the coaching staff. The Chargers’ cross country programs both fi n- ished third in the East Coast Con- ference last year, with Melissa Tempesta capturing the women’s individual championship. The men’s team fi nished eighth at the NCAA Northeast Regional Cham- pionships and the women’s team saw two individuals earn All-Re- gion honors with top-15 fi nishes. The men’s cross country team was also eighth at the Regional in 2005 after both the men and women fi nished as runners-up at the league championships. Additionally, the UNH cross coun- try/track & fi eld programs have had fi ve individuals earn national academic recognition from the U.S.A. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USATFCCCA) in the past three years. A 2004 graduate of UNH with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice/Investigative Services, LaSure also completed a Master’s degree in Labor Rela- tions at UNH in 2006. As an undergraduate, Kevin was a wide receiver on UNH’s foot- ball team from 2000-2003 and ran on the Charger track & fi eld team from 2001-2005. He won the track team’s Sportsmanship Award in both 2004 and 2005, and was an All-New England per- former in the 200- and 400-me- ter dashes as well as on the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relay teams. A native of Newark, N.J., LaSure was a multiple-time all- county selection in track & fi eld and earned all-State parochial and all-America honors on Essex Catholic High School’s 4x200- meter relay team. FOURTH SEASON HEAD COACH ALMA MATER: NEW HAVEN, 2009
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 5 SHAUNNAYA WILLIAMS SECOND SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: SOUTHERN CONN., 2007 ALEXANDRA EARL-GIVAN FIFTH SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: SOUTHERN CONN., 1994 MARIO HICKS SECOND SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: BUFFALO STATE, 2009 AMANDA BROWN THREE SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: B ALARIC BEST FIRST SEASON ASSISTANT COACH ALMA MATER: NEW HAVEN, 2010
  • 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 7 Men’s Roster Name Cl. Event(s) Hometown/Previous School Marvin Azor So. Mid-Distance/Distance Brooklyn, N.Y. / Science Skills Center Michael Barile Fr. XC/Distance Holbrook, N.Y. / Sachem East Christopher Budhu So. Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Lynbrook, N.Y. / Lynbrook Nicholas Cagna Fr. Mid-Distance South Windsor, Conn. / East Catholic John Crawford Fr. Sprints Brooklyn, N.Y. / William E. Grady Christopher Dannenhoffer Fr. Mid-Distance West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Charles DiGuglielmo Jr. Throws Somerdale, N.J. / Paul VI Kevin Downing Jr. Sprints Meriden, Conn. / Orville H. Platt Mark Dressman Fr. Cross Country Brooklyn, N.Y. / William E. Grady Matthew Dunham Jr. XC/Distance Kingston, N.Y. / Saugerties Forrest Edelman Fr. Throws Weston, Conn. / Weston Ryan Freitas Sr. XC/Distance Elk Grove, Calif. / Franklin Kevin Gilhuly So. Throw Wallingford, Conn. / Mark T. Sheehan Tevonne Hemmans Fr. XC/Distance Brooklyn, N.Y. / William E. Grady Joshua Hoang So. Sprints/Jumps Naugatuck, Conn. / Naugatuck Kevin Jalbert, Jr. So. Distance Milford, Conn. / Platt Technical Matthew Jeune Fr. Jumps West Haven, Conn. / Notre Dame Mark Kichar Sr. Mid-Distance Naugatuck, Conn. / Naugatuck Kyle Lambert Jr. Pole Vault Columbia, Conn. / Windham Arnold Lane, Jr. So. Mid-Distance Elmsford, N.Y. / Alexander Hamilton Pat Leach Sr. XC/Mid-Distance/Distance Stow, Mass. / Nashoba Regional Sergey Lukashenko Fr. Cross Country Cheshire, Conn. / Cheshire Sylvestre Maldonado Jr. Sprints Bronx, N.Y. / South Bronx Jacob McAndrew Gr. XC/Distance West Haven, Conn. / Le Moyne Samuel Montclair So. Distance Cheshire, Conn. / Cheshire Timothy Nohelty Fr. XC/Distance Manchester, Conn. / Manchester Ian Querze Sr. Sprints/Jumps Pepperell, Mass. / North Middlesex Regional Winston Reid So. Sprints/Jumps Norwalk, Conn. / Brien McMahon Michael Renna Jr. Throws Hasbrouck Heights, N.J. / Hasbrouck Heights Keenan Sims Fr. Sprints/Hurdles Hamden, Conn. / Hamden David Thomas Jr. Sprints Taneytown, Md. / Frostburg State Travis Timmons Sr. Throws Middleboro, Mass. / Middleborough Roshawn Wilson Fr. Sprints Miami, Fla. / Miami Southridge Thomas Zaborowski Fr. Cross Country Barnegat, N.J. / Barnegat Women’s Roster Name Cl. Event(s) Hometown/Previous School Kristin Alfano Fr. High Jump Lake Ronkonkoma, N.Y. / Sachem North Hillary Bauer Fr. XC/Distance Orefi eld, Pa. / Tania Bernardino So. Mid-Distance/Distance Kearny, N.J. / Kearny Dorothy Brennick So. Sprinter Hamilton, Mass. / Hamilton-Wenham Brittany Bussiere Fr. Throws Agawam, Mass. / Agawam Reeceann Cabaniero-Buendia Fr. XC/Distance Woodinville, Wa. / Woodinville Janeska Cardona Fr. XC/Distance Taylors, S.C. / Eastside Delia Caruso Fr. XC/Distance Naugatuck, Conn. / Naugatuck Valley Tiffany Channer Fr. Sprinter Hicksville, N.Y. / Long Island Lutheran Camille Charles Fr. Throws Hartford, Conn. / Northwest Catholic Ashley Charney-Schatz Fr. Sprints/Hurdles New Rochelle, N.Y. / New Rochelle Alesha Chu Foo Jr. Jumps/Sprints/Hurdles Bridgeport, Conn. / Bunnell Lauren DiMitruck Sr. Distance Kensington, Conn. / Iona College Bridget Faria So. Mid-Distance/Distance East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow Shannon Gagne Sr. Jumps/Sprints Meriden, Conn. / Lyman Hall Shannon Hall So. Pole Vault Levant, Maine / Hermon Alissa Howell So. Sprints/Jumps/Hurdles Framingham, Mass. / Framingham Kelsey Hull Fr. Jumps/Hurdles Seymour, Conn. / Seymour Calista Hutchinson Jr. Jumps/Hurdles Adams, N.Y. / South Jefferson Central Shraya Manick So. Throws New Haven, Conn. / Wilbur Cross Janiece Muirhead Fr. Sprints/Hurdles West Orange, N.J. / West Orange Meridith O’Connor So. Jumps/Hurdles Dedham, Mass. / Dedham Rachel Putorti So. Pole Vault Seymour, Conn. / Seymour Kimberlee Ruppar Fr. Throws Wethersfi eld, Conn. / Wethersfi eld Mara Spelick So. Sprints/Mid-Distance Cupertino, Calif. / Monta Vista Dominique Stasulli So. Mid-Distance Shenandoah, Pa. / Shenandoah Ada Udaya Fr. XC/Distance West Haven, Conn. / West Haven Alexandria Victor Fr. Throws Ronkonkoma, N.Y. / Connetquot Monica Yanez Fr. Sprints West Haven, Conn. / West Haven
  • 8 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Men’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team Women’s Cross Country and Track & Field Team
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 9 MARVIN AZOR 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. SOPHOMORE XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: SCIENCE SKILLS CENTER HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT MICHAEL BARILE High School: Attended Sachem High School East for four years…Earned two varsity letters in track and fi eld 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: SACHEM EAST HOMETOWN: HOLBROOK, N.Y. MAJOR: UNDECLARED CHRISTOPHER BUDHU 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Posted a distance of 5.46 in the long jump event at the Yale Invitational…Recorded a time of 8.19 in the 60m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Registered a time of 25.85 in the 200m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Ran a season-best 58.30 in the 400m dash at the URI Sorlein Invite…Posted a 1:43.19 in the 600m run at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: In the 400m hurdles event, posted a time of 1:03.05 for 27th place at the Yale Classic. High School: Attended Lynbrook High School...Also played soccer for the Owls of Lynbrook High ... Named the Most Improved Runner in 2008. Personal: Son of Paul and Sandra Budhu...Has one sister, Shivana...Career ambition is to work in corporate fi nance. SOPHOMORE SPRINTS/JUMPS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: LYNBROOK HOMETOWN: LYNBROOK, N.Y. MAJOR: BUSINESS/FINANCE
  • 10 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD NICHOLAS CAGNA High School: A four-year member of the East Catholic High School track and fi eld team…Holds the Class S Connecticut State record in the Sprint Medley Relay...Qualifi ed for nationals in the Sprint Medley Relay event…Set the school record in the 4x4 relay with the indoor and outdoor track teams…Named to the All-New England, All-State and All-Conference teams in 2010…Selected to the All-Area team in 2009-10. Personal: Son of Nancy and Richard Cagna…Has one brother, Garrett…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. FRESHMAN MID-DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: EAST CATHOLIC HOMETOWN: SOUTH WINDSOR, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE JOHN CRAWFORD High School: Attended William E. Grady High School for four years…A member of the track and fi eld, football and baseball teams for the Falcons. Personal: Son of Sherlene Dakers and Winston Ashby…Has four sisters, Sherice, Alexia, Shenique and Chelsye…Majoring in Music Industry/Marketing at UNH. FRESHMAN SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: WILLIAM E. GRADY HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. MAJOR: MUSIC INDUSTRY/MARKETING CHRISTOPHER DANNENHOFFER FRESHMAN MID-DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: NOTRE DAME HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 11 CHARLES DIGUGLIELMO 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 fi rm. JUNIOR THROWS LAST SCHOOL: PAUL VI HOMETOWN: SOMERDALE, N.J. MAJOR: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING KEVIN DOWNING 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Finished fi rst 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 fi eld 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 fi rst in the East region in the 200m and third in the 100m...Finished fi rst fi ve times in the 100m dash and fi nished 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 fi rst 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. JUNIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: ORVILLE H. PLATT HOMETOWN: MERIDEN, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE/PSYCH. 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.
  • 12 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD MARK DRESSMAN High School: Six-time record holder at William E. Grady High School, including the one mile (4:38.87), two mile (9:51.02), 2000m steeple (6:39), 4000m (13:20.00), 5k (16:51.00) and 4x8 relay (7:50.52)…Also an eight-time Borro Champion for three events…Played for the Falcons football team too. Personal: Majoring in Sports Management at New Haven…Enjoys music and sports. FRESHMAN CROSS COUNTRY LAST SCHOOL: WILLIAM E. GRADY HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT MATTHEW DUNHAM 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 Fairfi eld University…Took 12th place with a time of 27:07 in the Fairfi eld University Invitational…Placed 32nd at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, crossing the fi nish 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-fi ve Charger fi nish 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 fi nish 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 fi nish 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 Springfi eld 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. JUNIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: SAUGERTIES HOMETOWN: KINGSTON, N.Y. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT ( ) ( ) j p y Personal: Son of Colleen and Newcomb Dunham…One brother, Eric and one sister, Catie…Majoring in Sports Management at UNH.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 13 FORREST EDELMAN FRESHMAN THROWS LAST SCHOOL: WESTON HOMETOWN: WESTON, CONN. MAJOR: FIRE SCIENCE RYAN FREITAS 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Completed six cross country events in 2009…Ran a 17:19 time in a dual meet against Fairfi eld…Captured 17th place in the Fairfi eld University Invitational with a time of 27:43…Led the team at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, taking 30th place with a time of 26:44.30…Ran a 27:51 at the New England Championships…Took 48th and 49th in the Northeast-10 Championships and the NCAA Regional Championships. Indoor Track: Completed the one mile run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational in 4:49.89 for 11th place…Snatched 10th place with a time of 4:55.49 in the one mile run at the SCSU Invitational…Posted a time of 9:31.65 in the 3000m run at the Yale Giegengack Invitational. Outdoor Track: Notched fi fth place in the 5000m run at the Coast Guard Classic with a time of 16:24.04. 2008-09 Season: Cross Country: Finished 35th in the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships with a time of 27:20.7 helping the Chargers fi nish the tournament in eighth place...Placed 86th at the 2008 NCAA Division II East Regional with a time of 35:38 helping the Chargers fi nish 12th in the tournament. Indoor Track: Season-best time of 4:36.87 in the one mile run at the Boston Indoor Games on January 24...Also recorded a season-best time of 9:36.25 in the 3000m run at the Yale Invitational on January 10. 2007-08 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season-best of 4:43.91 in the one mile run at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games on February 15, 2008 and a season-best of 9:35.00 at the Boston University Valentines Invitational on February 8-9, 2008. Outdoor Track: Ran a season-best of 4:28.20 in the 1500 meter run at the Southern Connecticut State University Owl Invite on March 29, 2008...Recorded a time of 10:35.85 in the two mile run at the UMass Lowell’s George Davis Invite on April 12, 2008 and a season-best of 10:37.57 in the 3000 meter steeplechase at the Yale University Spring Track Classic on April 27, 2008. High School: Delta Valley All-league selection…Team Captain…Also played basketball…Honor Roll student…Member of the Interact Club and Community Service Club. Personal: Son of Carrie and Larry Freitas...Has one brother, Garret…One sister, Madison…Career ambition is to receive a doctorate in law. SENIOR XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: FRANKLIN HOMETOWN: ELK GROVE, CALIF. MAJOR: LEGAL STUDIES High School: Delta Valley All-league selection…Team Captain…Also played basketball…Honor Roll student…Member of the Interact Club and Community Service Club. Personal: Son of Carrie and Larry Freitas...Has one brother, Garret…One sister, Madison…Career ambition is to receive a doctorate in law.
  • 14 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD KEVIN GILHULY 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Hurled a season best 11.27m in the weight throw event at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational, capturing 14th place…Recorded a 13th place fi nish at the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational with a distance of 9.18m in the weight throw event…Tossed a 9.74m (24th) in the weight throw at the Yale Giegengack Invitational. Outdoor Track: Captured fi rst place in the javelin at the Coast Guard Invitational with a distance of 56.73m...Finished third at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships in the javelin with a toss of 52.10m...Named to the 2010 All-Conference Team for the javelin event. High School: Named the All-Southern Connecticut Conference Champion, the All-State Class MM Champion and currently holds the Class MM record in the javelin (185’11’’)...Also the Housatonic League Champion for the Titans of Mark T. Sheehan High School. Personal: Son of George and Alice Gilhuly...Has one sister, Krystina...Career ambition is to become a corrections offi cer in the juvenile system. SOPHOMORE THROWS LAST SCHOOL: MARK T. SHEEHAN HOMETOWN: WALLINGFORD, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE TEVONNE HEMMANS High School: Four-year member of the William E. Grady track and fi eld and cross country teams…Two-time indoor track and fi eld City Champion in the 600m…Three-time track and fi eld relay City Champions in the 4x800m…Collected fi fth 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: WILLIAM E. GRADY HOMETOWN: BROOKLYN, N.Y. MAJOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN JOSHUA HOANG 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Sprinted the 60m dash in 7.63 for 19th place at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Posted a 26.51 at the URI Sorlein Invite in the 200m dash...Captured fi fth place in the long jump at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational. Outdoor Track: At the Coast Guard Invitational, performed well in the 400m (53.01) and long jump (4.71m) events…Ran a 12.05 time at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships in the 100m event…Snatched a time of 24.54 in the 200m dash at the Yale Classic. High School: Attended Naugatuck High School and ran track for the Greyhounds...Also a member of the high honors and honors society at Naugatuck High. Personal: Son of Thomas and Jennifer Dooley…Has one brother, Ryan and one sister, Jessica...Enjoys working out and hanging out with his friends. SOPHOMORE XC/SPRINTS/JUMPS LAST SCHOOL: NAUGATUCK HOMETOWN: NAUGATUCK, CONN. MAJOR: ENGINEERING
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 15 KEVIN JALBERT, JR. 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Posted a time of 22:57 against Fairfi eld University…At the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, recorded a time of 34:23 in a Chargers seventh place showing. Indoor Track: Collected 14th place at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational after posting a time of 5:22.74 in the one mile run. Outdoor Track: At the Yale Classic, crossed the fi nish line in the 1500m run with a time of 4:52.54. High School: Helped lead the Panthers to a pair of cross country and outdoor track and fi eld Southwest Division Championships in the Constitution State Conference…Three-year varsity letter winner in track and fi eld and a four-year varsity letter winner in cross country. Personal: Son of Kevin and Jeannie Jalbert...Has six brothers, Kurtis, Kyle, Keaton, Kody, Kaley and Kory and one sister, Jeannie...Career ambition is to become a professional engineer. SOPHOMORE XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: PLATT TECHNICAL HOMETOWN: MILFORD, CONN. MAJOR: ENGINEERING MATTHEW JEUNE High School: A member of the track and fi eld 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. FRESHMAN JUMPS LAST SCHOOL: NOTRE DAME HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: BUSINESS MANAGEMENT
  • 16 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD MARK KICHAR 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Competed in the Fairfi eld University Invitational, crossing the fi nish line with a 29:43 mark…Recorded a time of 29:12 at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational…Performed well in the New England Championships, completing the race in 31:06…Finished the NCAA Regional Championships with a time of 40:14.20. Indoor Track: Ran a season-best 23.99 in the 200m dash at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Registered a time of 54.34 in the 400m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Posted a season-best 1:08.52 in the 500m run at the Lafayette/Rider Invitational… At the SCSU Alumni Invite, ran a 1:28.02 for fourth place in the 600m run. Outdoor Track: At the Coast Guard Invitational, registered an eighth place fi nish in the 200m dash (23.21) and a 14th place showing in the 400m dash (52.54). 2008-09 Season: Cross Country: Finished 56th in the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships with a time of 28:16.8, helping the Chargers fi nish 8th in the tournament...Competed in six races this season. Indoor Track: Competed in 400m, 500m, and 800m run this season...Ran a season-best of 1:07.64 in the 500m run at the Yale Giegengack Invitational on February 6-7...Recorded a time of 2:07.00 in the 800m run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational on December 8. Outdoor Track: Ran a season- best of 23.55 in the 200m dash at the Springfi eld College Invitational on April 18...Also recorded a season-best of 53.59 in the 400m dash at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational on April 4. 2007-08 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season-best of 4:52.18 in the one mile run at the Reebok Boston Indoor Games on January 25, 2008 and a season-best of 1:10.16 in the 500 meter dash at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games on February 15. 2008...Recorded times of 2:52.56 in the 1000 meter run at the URI Sorlein Invite on January 16, 2008, 1:11.7 in the 500 meter run at the Yale Giegengack Invite on February 1-2, 2008 and 2:15.11 in the 800 meter run at the Yale Track Classic on January 12, 2008. Outdoor Track: Ran a season-best of 2:09.70 in the 800 meter run at the Springfi eld College Invite on April 19, 2008. High School: Ran Cross Country and Track for Naugatuck High School…Team Captain and selected as an All-NVL performer…Course record holder in the Freshman Invitational at Woodland High School … Class President for 4 years and member of Leadership Club…Honor Roll student. Personal: Son of Kim Sherwood and Mark Kichar...Has one brother, Matthew…Two sisters, Meghan and Melissa…Career ambition is to become a FBI Agent. SENIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: NAUGATUCK HOMETOWN: NAUGATUCK, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE , , g g
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 17 KYLE LAMBERT 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 Springfi eld 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 Springfi eld College Invitational on April 18...Also competed in the 200m dash and recorded a time of 26.97 at the Springfi eld College Invite. High School: Captain of track and fi eld 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. JUNIOR POLE VAULT LAST SCHOOL: WINDHAM HOMETOWN: COLUMBIA, CONN. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE ARNOLD LANE, JR. 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Competed in all six events in the 2009 season…Crossed the fi nish line with a time of 18:15 against Fairfi eld in a dual meet…Ran the Fairfi eld University Invitational in 29:25...Completed the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational with a time of 29:37…At the New England Championships, fi nished 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. SOPHOMORE XC/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: ELMSFORD, N.Y. MAJOR: COMPUTER ENGINEERING LAST SCHOOL: ALEXANDER HAMILTON 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.
  • 18 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD PAT LEACH 2009-10 Season: Outdoor Track: Captured 38th place in the 800m dash at the Coast Guard Invitational…Posted a season best 2.02.32 at the Yale Classic in the 800m dash event…Recorded a time of 4:29.54 at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 1500m run, notching 23rd place…Also ran the 1500m event at the George Davis Invitational. 2008-09 Season: Cross Country: Led the Chargers at the Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships placing 34th with a time of 27:19.9...Led the Chargers at the 2008 NCAA Division II East Regional fi nishing in 55th place with a time of 34:35 helping the Chargers fi nish 12th in the tournament. Indoor Track: Recorded a time of 2:00.75 in the 800m run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational on December 8. 2007-08 Season: Cross Country: Placed 43rd in the CCSU’s Ted Owen Invite on September 15, 2007...Finished second on the UNH team and 14th overall in 28:31.60 at the Fairfi eld University Invite on September 29, 2007...Earned Second Team All-ECC honors while fi nishing 13th at the East Coast Conference Championships on October 21, 2007...Finished second on the UNH squad and 36th overall in 34:45.8 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on November 3. 2007. Indoor Track: Recorded a time of 4:39.54 in the one mile run at the URI Sorlein Invite on January 19, 2008 and season-best of 2:00.07 in the 800 meter run at the Yale Giegengack Invite on February 1-2, 2008. Outdoor Track: Finished 12th in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:00.91 at the CGA Invite on April 5, 2008 but recorded a season-best of 1:59.51 at the Yale Classic on April 27, 2008 fi nishing 21st...Recorded a season best of 4:14.18 in the 1500 meter run at the CGA Invite on April 5, 2008 fi nishing 6th. 2006-07 Season: Cross Country: Finished 69th overall at NCAA Division II Northeast Region Cross Country Championships...Finished 18th overall at ECC Championships...Finished in the scoring at New England Championships...Finished 55th at Quinnipiac Invitational...Finished 27th at Fordham’s Ram Invitational...Finished in the scoring at Connecticut College Invitational. Indoor Track: Placed second in the mile at the East Coast Conference Championships behind teammate James Beaubrun…Finished 21st in the 800-meter run at the Yale University Spring Invitational…Placed third in the 1,500-meter run at Springfi eld Invitational. High School: Ran at Nashaboa Regional High School in Massachusetts. Personal: Son of Carl and Susanne Leach...Has one sister, Amy. SENIOR XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: NASHOBA REGIONAL HOMETOWN: STOW, MASS. MAJOR: ACCOUNTING SERGEY LUKASHENKO High School: Four-year member of the Cheshire High School cross country and track and fi eld teams…Named captain for both teams as a senior... Graduated with honor roll status. Personal: Son of Larissa and Alex Lukashenko…One brother, Yaroslav…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven. FRESHMAN CROSS COUNTRY LAST SCHOOL: CHESHIRE HOMETOWN: CHESHIRE, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE Graduated with honor roll status. Personal: Son of Larissa and Alex Lukashenko…One brother, Yaroslav…Majoring in Criminal Justice at New Haven.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 19 SYLVESTRE MALDONADO 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational, recorded an eight place fi nish in the 55m dash (7.02) and a third place fi nish 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. JUNIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: SOUTH BRONX HOMETOWN: BRONX, N.Y. MAJOR: MUSIC AND MGT. OF SPORTS IND. JACOB MCANDREW Prior to UNH: Attended Le Moyne College for four years. High School: Four-year participant of the Oswego High School cross country and track and fi eld teams. Three-time All-State honoree from 2004-06… Three-time State and Federation Medalists from 2004-06…Graduated fourth in his class and as a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Deborah and John McAndrew…One brother, Abe and one sister, Gloria…Majoring in Forensic Science. GRADUATE STUDENT XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: LE MOYNE HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE Three-time State and Federation Medalists from 2004-06…Graduated fourth in his class and as a member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Son of Deborah and John McAndrew…One brother, Abe and one sister, Gloria…Majoring in Forensic Science.
  • 20 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD SAMUEL MONTCLAIR 2009-10 Season: Cross Country: Tallied several strong showings for the Chargers in the 2009 season… Posted a 17:09 against Fairfi eld for a 15th place fi nish…At the Fairfi eld University Invite, crossed the fi nish line with a time of 27:31…Helped the team claim seventh place at the Victor F. Leeber S.J. Invitational, running a time of 28:13…Registered a time of 27:11 at the New England Championships…Finished 47th and 48th in the Northeast-10 Conference and the NCAA Regional Championships. Indoor Track: Registered a time of 4:41.87 for 35th place in the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational in the one mile run event…Posted a time of 16:04.35 in the 5000m run at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational. High School: Attended Cheshire high school...Cross country team captain...Honors student. Personal: Son of John and Jackie Montclair...Has one brother, Alex...Majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics at UNH. SOPHOMORE XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: CHESHIRE, CONN. MAJOR: NUTRITION AND DIETETICS LAST SCHOOL: CHESHIRE TIMOTHY NOHELTY High School: Four-year member of the Manchester High School cross country and track and fi eld teams…Named to the All-Conference Cross Country team in 2008-09…All-Conference honoree in track and fi eld in 2010…Qualifi ed 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: MANCHESTER HOMETOWN: MANCHESTER, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE Q p p 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 21 IAN QUERZE 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Registered a season best 6.99 in the 55m dash at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Posted a 21st place fi nished in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational…Recorded a distance of 5.70m in the long jump event at the Southern Connecticut State University Invitational…Leaped for a season best 6.26m at the Lafayette Rider Invitational in the long jump event…Collected third place in the triple jump event at the Yale Lid Lifter (11.74m) and the SCSU (11.62m) Invitational’s. Outdoor Track: Registered a season best 11.81 in the 100m dash at the Coast Guard Invitational…Snatched second place in the long jump event at the Coast Guard Invitational… Captured eighth place in the long jump event at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Posted a distance of 6.03m in the long jump at the New England Championships…Leaped for a distance of 12.44m in the triple jump event at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships…Collected third place at the Springfi eld Invitational in the triple jump event with a distance of 12.16m. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Finished eighth in the triple jump with a distance of 12.12m at the NE-10 Conference Championships on February 21...Recorded a season-best of 5.98m in the long jump at the Yale Giegengack Invitational on February 6-7...Ran a season-best of 7.47 in the 60m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational on December 6. Outdoor Track: Finished seventh with a season-high best of 1.78m in the high jump and sixth in the triple jump (12.16m) at the NE-10 Conference Championships on May 2. 2007-08 Season: Indoor Track: Recorded 5.93m in the Long Jump at the Yale Season Opener on December 8, 2007 and season-bests of 7.07 in the 55 meter dash at the URI Sorlein Invite January 19, 2008 and 7.64 in the 60 meter dash at the Yale Season Opener on December 8, 2007. Outdoor Track: Recorded a season-best of 24.22 in the 200 meter dash at the George Davis Invite on April 12, 2008 and a season-best of 5.78m in the long jump at the CGA Invite on April 5, 2008. High School: Selected as a league All-star in outdoor track…Set school records in the indoor-sprint medley and the outdoor 4x100m…Placed 7th in 4x200m at state meet…Also played football and was Offensive MVP…Participated in Band and Advanced Voice. Personal: Son of Diane and David Querze...Has one brother, Justin…Career ambition is to own a record company. SENIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN SPRINTS/JUMPS LAST SCHOOL: NORTH MIDDLESEX HOMETOWN: PEPPERELL, MASS. MAJOR: MUSIC INDUSTRIES WINSTON REID 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 fi fth place in 400m (50.31)…Also posted a leap of 6.39m for third place in the Springfi eld 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. SOPHOMORE - TEAM CAPTAIN SPRINTS/JUMPS HOMETOWN: NORWALK, CONN. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT LAST SCHOOL: BRIEN MCMAHON Collected 12th place in the 200m (23.07) and fi fth place in 400m (50.31)…Also posted a leap of 6.39m for third place in the Springfi eld 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.
  • 22 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD MICHAEL RENNA 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 fi nished 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, fi nishing in seventh place, at the NE-10 Championships...Threw a season-long distance of 30.05m in the discus at the Springfi eld College Invitational...Finished fourth at the Springfi eld College Invitational in the shot put with a distance of 13.15m. High School: Played football and a member of the Aviators track and fi eld team at Hasbrouck Heights High School...Named to the All-State Group 1 First Team in football and track and fi eld...Three-time state champion during his senior year (football, indoor track and fi eld, and outdoor track and fi eld). Personal: Son of Robin and Susan Renna...Has two sisters, Lindsay and Stephanie...Selected UNH for its great Criminal Justice program. JUNIOR THROWS LAST SCHOOL: HASBROUCK HEIGHTS HOMETOWN: HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, N.J. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE KEENAN SIMS FRESHMAN SPRINTS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: HAMDEN HOMETOWN: HAMDEN, CONN. MAJOR: GRAPHIC DESIGN
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 23 TRAVIS TIMMONS 2009-10 Season: Indoor Track: Tossed a distance of 10.60m in the shot put event at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational. Outdoor Track: Recorded season best 10.93m in the shot put event at the George Davis Invitational…Finished 15th in the shot put at the Coast Guard Invitational…Launched a distance of 23.96m in the discus event at the Coast Guard Invite…Threw a distance of 27.06m at the Yale Classic for 23rd place. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Recorded a season-best 12.5m throw in the weight throw at the URI Sorlein Invitational (1/17)...Posted a season-high 11.06m throw in the shot put at the Boston Indoor Games (1/24). Outdoor Track: Recorded a season-best 10.98m shot put throw at the UMass-Lowell Invitational (4/11)...Threw a season-best 34.24m in the hammer throw at the Walt Disney World Invitational (3/20)...Recorded a 29.53m throw in the discus at the Springfi eld College Invitational (4.18). 2007-08 Season: Indoor Track: Recorded season-bests of 8.57m in the Weight throw at the URI Sorlein Invite on January 19, 2008 and 10.10m in the Shot Put at the Yale Season Opener on December 8, 2007. Outdoor Track: Recorded a season-best of 10.28m in the Shot Put at the Husky Spring Open on March 22, 2008. High School: Threw the shot and discus for Middleborough High School…Finished sixth in both shot and discus at the Massachusetts Class C Relays… Graduated with Honors…Participated in Band and Concert Choir. Personal: Son of Patricia and Russell Timmons...Has two sisters, Marissa and Christina...Career ambition is to have a job he likes. SENIOR THROWS LAST SCHOOL: MIDDLEBOROUGH HOMETOWN: MIDDLEBOROUGH, MASS. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE DAVID THOMAS Prior to UNH: Played wide receiver for two seasons at Frostburg State University...Qualifi ed 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 fi eld team as well. Personal: Son of Claudia and David Thomas…Three brothers, Chris, Xavier and Johnathan…Majoring in Criminal Justice at UNH. JUNIOR SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: FROSTBURG STATE HOMETOWN: TANEYTOWN, MD. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE High School: Threw the shot and discus for Middleborough High School…Finished sixth in both shot and discus at the Massachusetts Class C Relays… Graduated with Honors…Participated in Band and Concert Choir. Personal: Son of Patricia and Russell Timmons...Has two sisters, Marissa and Christina...Career ambition is to have a job he likes.
  • 24 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD ROSHAWN WILSON High School: Played two sports for the Spartans of Miami Southridge Senior High School…Named to the All-County football teams in 2008-09…Tallied 25 receptions for 475 yards and six touchdowns as a senior…Also named selected to the All-County track and fi eld teams in 2008-09…Awarded track and fi eld team’s Most Valuable Athlete as a senior. Personal: Son of Michelle McGrew-Clarit and Roshawn Wilson Sr….Six brothers, Hasani, Jahzeel, Ri’Shard, Sequan, Dee and Mike and two sisters, Paige and Roshaiya…Majoring in Forensic Science at New Haven. FRESHMAN SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: MIAMI SOUTHRIDGE HOMETOWN: MIAMI, FLA. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 25 KRISTIN ALFANO High School: Played three sports for the Flaming Arrows of Sachem North High School…Leaped for a career best of 5’2” in the high jump event…Selected the New York State Scholar Athlete in track and fi eld in 2009…Named to the All-Conference teams in 2009-10…Division I Championship Meet Qualifi er in the high jump event from 2008-10…New York State Qualifi er in 2009-10…Awarded the Golden Key Award in 2010. Personal: Daughter of Jenice and Steven Alfano…Majoring in Forensic Science at New Haven. FRESHMAN HIGH JUMP LAST SCHOOL: SACHEM NORTH HOMETOWN: LAKE RONKONKOMA, N.Y. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE HILLARY BAUER High School: A four-year student-athlete of the Parkland High School varsity track and fi eld team…Also a member of the National and German Honors Societies as a junior and senior. Personal: Daughter of Marilyn and Gregory Bauer…Majoring in Criminal Justice at the University of New Haven. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: PARKLAND HOMETOWN: OREFIELD, PA MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE TANIA BERNARDINO 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 16:52:00 at the Fairfi eld University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 1000m fi nishing 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 fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: KEARNY, N.J. MAJOR: CRIMINAL PYSCHOLOGY LAST SCHOOL: KEARNY 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.
  • 26 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD DOROTHY BRENNICK 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m fi nishing in 28.74 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational…Also ran a season best in the 300m fi nishing in 46.78 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best at the Coast Guard Invitational 200m dash fi nishing in 28.96 and also ran a season best in the 400m at the Yale Classic fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE SPRINTS HOMETOWN: HAMILTON, MASS. MAJOR: INTERIOR DESIGN LAST SCHOOL: HAMILTON-WENHAM BRITTANY BUSSIERE High School: Four-year member of the Agawam High School track and fi eld 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 fi nishes 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. FRESHMAN THROWS LAST SCHOOL: AGAWAM HOMETOWN: AGAWAM, MASS. MAJOR: SPORTS MANAGEMENT Named to the All-Conference teams in 2009-10…Led the team to two Western Massachusetts second place fi nishes 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 27 REECEANN CABANIERO-BUENDIA 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: WOODENVILLE HOMETOWN: WOODENVILLE, WA MAJOR: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING JANESKA CARDONA High School: Attended Eastside High School for four years…A four-year member of the Eagles track and fi eld team. Personal: Daughter of Aida Cardona…Has one brother, Dariel…Enjoys listening to music and dancing…Majoring in Criminal Justice at UNH. FRESHMAN XC/MID-DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: EASTSIDE HOMETOWN: TAYLORS, S.C. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE DELIA CARUSO Prior to UNH: Attended Naugatuck Valley Community College. High School: A member of the Naugatuck High School track and fi eld team for four years. Personal: Daughter of Giuseppina Caruso…Has one brother, John and two sister, Angela and Christina…Majoring in Psychology at New Haven. JUNIOR XC/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: NAUGATUCK VALLEY HOMETOWN: NAUGATUCK, CONN. MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY Personal: Daughter of Giuseppina Caruso…Has one brother, John and two sister, Angela and Christina…Majoring in Psychology at New Haven.
  • 28 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD TIFFANY CHANNER High School: A four-year member of the Long Island Lutheran High School track and fi eld team...Earned the Coaches’ Award in the 2009 season…Also played basketball and softball for the Crusaders. Personal: Daughter of Christine and Orrett Channer…Has two brothers, Jordan and Jon-Michael…Majoring in Music Industry at New Haven. FRESHMAN SPRINTER LAST SCHOOL: LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN HOMETOWN: HICKSVILLE, N.Y. MAJOR: MUSIC INDUSTRY CAMILLE CHARLES FRESHMAN THROWS LAST SCHOOL: NORTHWEST CATHOLIC HOMETOWN: HARTFORD, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE ASHLEY CHARNEY-SCHATZ FRESHMAN SPRINTS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: NEW ROCHELLE HOMETOWN: NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. MAJOR: UNDECLAREDMMAAJJOORR:: UNDECLARED
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 29 ALESHA CHU FOO 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 fi ve fi nish 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. JUNIOR XC/JUMPS/SPRINTS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: BUNNELL HOMETOWN: BRIDGEPORT, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE 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.
  • 30 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD LAUREN DIMITRUCK 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 16:12.00 at the Fairfi eld University Invitational… Also competed at the NCAA Regional Championship fi nishing in 26:43.2. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 1000m fi nishing in 3:17.37 at the Yale Giegengack Invitational and a season best in the 1 mile fi nishing in 5:34.45 at the SCSU Alumni Invitational. Outdoor Track: Ran season best at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship in the 1500m fi nishing in 4:54.40…Also a season best in the 800m fi nishing in 2:30.59 at the Yale Classic 2008-09 Season: Outdoor Track: Ran a season-best and broke the school record in the 800m run fi nishing in 2:27.65 at the Springfi eld College Invitational on April 18...Ran a season-best in the 1500m at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational on April 4 fi nishing in 4:59.41. Indoor: Broke the school record and ran a season-best of 3:09.00 in the 1000m run and a season-best of 5:19.05 in the one mile run at the NE-10 Conference Championships on February 21...Broke school record in the distance medley relay with a time of 13:10.87. 2007-08 Season: Outdoor Track: Competed in the 800-meter run and 1500-meter run...Improved time in the 800 by more than 16 seconds throughout the course of the season, culminating in a season-best time of 2:31.43 at the Yale Classic...Ran a season-best 5:37.39 in the 1500 at the Owl Classic. High School: Named to All-State, All-Conference and All-Academic Conference teams...Team captain. Personal: Daughter of John and Nancy DiMitruck...Has one brother, Alexander and one sister, Kristen...Career ambition is to be a lawyer. SENIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN CROSS COUNTRY/DISTANCE LAST SCHOOL: IONA COLLEGE HOMETOWN: KENSINGTON, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE BRIDGET FARIA 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best 18:27.00 at the Fairfi eld University Invitational. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m dash fi nishing in 2:29.05 at the Boston Terrier Invite…At the URI Sorlein Invite fi nished the 1000m dash with a time of 3:25.25 and fi nished 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 fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE XC/MID-DISTANCE/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: EAST MEADOW, N.Y. MAJOR: BUSINESS MARKETING LAST SCHOOL: EAST MEADOW 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 31 Gagne was the Chargers fi rst ever wom- en’s track and fi eld All-American. In the 2009-10 indoor track season, she claimed her third All-American honor in the 200m dash with a fi fth place fi nish at nationals. In 2008-09, Gagne earned two All-Amer- ican accolades with a fi fth place fi nish in the 200m dash (outdoor) and a seventh place fi nish in the 200m dash (indoor). 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Northeast-10 Conference Women’s Indoor Track and Field Athlete of the Year…Finished fi fth place in the 200m dash fi nals at the 2010 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships earning All-American honors…Named East Region Track Athlete of the Year…Placed fi rst in the 55m dash at the SCSU Alumni Invitational fi nishing with a time of 7.14…Finished in the 60m dash and 200m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational…Also fi nished the 200m dash (24.79) and 400m dash (56.26) at the Yale Giegengack Invite…At the Northeast-10 Championships placed fi rst in the 400m dash (56.56), the long jump (5.59), the 55m dash and the 200m…Placed fi rst in the 400m dash at the New England Championship fi nishing in 55.54. 2008-09 Season: Indoor Track: Finished seventh in the 200m dash (24.91) fi nals at the NCAA Division II National Championship on March 13, becoming the fi rst University of New Haven women’s track and fi eld student-athlete ever to score points at the national meet and earn All-American honors...Captured Northeast-10 titles in the 55 meters, 200 meters and long jump...Broke four school records this season in the 55m (7.19), 200m (24.47), long jump (5.52m) and 4x400 relay (4:01.50). Outdoor Track: Two- time All-American with a fi fth place fi nish in the 200m dash at the NCAA Outdoor Championships with a time of 23.91...Broke three school records this season in the 100m (11.81), 200m (23.70) and 400m (56.67) dash....Broke the school record for the long jump at the NE-10 Conference Championships on May 2 with 5.85m...Named the women’s East Region Track Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), becoming the fi rst women’s track and fi eld student-athlete to earn the distinction...Northeast-10 Outdoor Champion in the 100m, 200m and long jump...Qualifi ed for the national meet in 100m, 200m and long jump and was named Northeast-10 Women’s Athlete of the Week fi ve times during the 2009 outdoor season...Selected to the CoSIDA/ ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 First Team...Selected for CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors. 2007-08 Season: Outdoor Track: Set the school records in three events...Posted a 12.35 in the 100-meter dash at the Yale Classic...Cut nearly a second off of her previous career best in setting the 200-meter dash school record (24.61) at the New England Outdoor Championships...Had a long jump of 5.61 meters at the George Davis Invite. Indoor Track: Competed in short sprints and the long jump...Set the school record in the long jump with a leap of 5.52 meters at the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games...Ran a season-best 25.80 in the 200-meter dash at both the Lafayette/Rider Winter Games and New England Championships...Had season-best times of 7.52 in the 55-meter dash and 8.05 in the 60-meter dash. 2006-2007 Season: Outdoor Track: Won the Long Jump with a distance of 5.18-meters at the Springfi eld College Invitational…Placed 1st in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.04-meters at the Coast Guard Academy Invitational…Finished 7th at the Yale Spring Invitational in the Long Jump with a distance of 5.23-meters…Member of the UNH Honors Program...Won the East Coast Conference Championship in the long jump (5.42). High School: Four-year letter winner in track and fi eld at Lyman High School…All-State, All-New England and All-Class L selection in 2006…Track Team MVP for two years…Holds the Long Jump, 200-meters, 4x100-meters and career points record at Lyman High School…Also participated in Cheerleading. Personal: Daughter of Laura and Rick Gagne...Has one brother, Ricky…Chose UNH for its Criminal Justice Program. SHANNON GAGNE SENIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/JUMPS/SPRINTS LAST SCHOOL: LYMAN HALL HOMETOWN: MERIDEN, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE Personal: Daughter of Laura and Rick Gagne...Has one brother, Ricky…Chose UNH for its Criminal Justice Program.
  • 32 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD SHANNON HALL 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: Competed in the 200m dash at the URI Sorlein Invitational fi nishing with a time of 33.27. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 200m dash fi nishing in 32.10 at the Yale Classic…At the Coast Guard Invitational competed in the Pole Vault fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE CROSS COUNTRY/POLE VAULT HOMETOWN: LEVANY, MAINE MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE/CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: HERMON ALISSA HOWELL 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the Northeast-10 Conference Championship ran season bests in the long jump fi nishing with a distance of 5.20m placing forth and in the triple jump fi nishing with a distance of 10.60m placing third. Outdoor Track: Finished fi rst at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m dash with a time of 12.94…Placed fi fth in the long jump at the Northeast-10 Conference Championships with a distance of 5.18m and also placed fi fth in the triple jump with a distance of 10.56m…Also competed in the New England Championship fi nishing 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. SOPHOMORE SPRINTS/JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: FRAMINGHAM, MASS. MAJOR: PSYCHOLOGY LAST SCHOOL: FRAMINGHAM KELSEY HULL FRESHMAN JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: SEYMOUR, CONN. MAJOR: BIOLOGY LAST SCHOOL: SEYMOUR MMMAAAJJJOOORRR::: BIOLOGY
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 33 CALISTA HUTCHINSON 2009-10 Season: 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 fi fth 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 fi fth place fi nish 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 fi fth 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 qualifi er in high jump, fi nishing 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. JUNIOR - TEAM CAPTAIN XC/JUMPS/HURDLES LAST SCHOOL: SOUTH JEFFERSON HOMETOWN: ADAMS, N.Y. MAJOR: MARINE BIOLOGY SHRAYA MANICK 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 Springfi eld 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 fi eld 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. SOPHOMORE - TEAM CAPTAIN THROWS HOMETOWN: NEW HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: WILBUR CROSS p p p Society…Honor roll student. Personal: Daughter of Francine Manick…Enrolled as a criminal justice major.
  • 34 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD JANIECE MUIRHEAD FRESHMAN SPRINTS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: WEST ORANGE, N.J. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: WEST ORANGE RACHEL PUTORTI SOPHOMORE POLE VAULT HOMETOWN: SEYMOUR, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: SEYMOUR MEREDITH O’CONNOR SOPHOMORE CROSS COUNTRY/JUMPS/HURDLES HOMETOWN: DEDHAM, MASS. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE LAST SCHOOL: DEDHAM 2009-2010 Season: Indoor Track: At the SCSU Alumni Invitational Ran season bests in the 55m hurdles fi nishing in 9.66 placing fi fth and in the 300m dash fi nishing in 48.40 placing eighth. Outdoor Track: Placed sixth at the Coast Guard Invitational in the 100m hurdles fi nishing in 17.44…Ran season best at the Northeast-10 Championship in the 400m hurdles fi nishing 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.
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 35 DOMINIQUE STASULLI 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran a season best at Fairfi eld University fi nishing in 16:10. Indoor Track: Ran a season best in the 800m dash at the Yale Lid Lifter Invitational fi nishing in 2:31.61…Also ran a season best in 1000m dash at the SCSU Alumni Invitational fi nishing in 3:14.63 placing third. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best in the 3000m steeple at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship fi nishing in 12:49.02 placing ninth…Also ran a season best in the 800m dash at the Springfi eld Invitational fi nishing in 2:30.38 placing fi fth. High School: Attended Shenandoah Valley HS where she holds the track records for 1600m, 3200m and 800m...Cross Country state qualifi er, 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. FRESHMAN XC/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: SHENANDOAH, PA. MAJOR: FORENSIC SCIENCE LAST SCHOOL: SHENANDOAH VALLEY MARA SPELICK 2009-2010 Season: Cross Country: Ran in the Victor F. Leeber, S.J. Invitational fi nishing with a time of 28:05.00. Indoor Track: Ran a season best at the Yale Giegengack Invitational fi nishing in28.57…Placed fi fth at the Yale Lid Lifter in the 600m dash fi nishing in 1:53.60. Outdoor Track: Ran a season best at the Yale Classic fi nishing the 100m hurdles with a time of 17.38…Ran the 400m hurdles at the Coast Guard Invitational fi nishing in 1:12.52. High School: Four-year member of the track and fi eld 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 fi re science at UNH. SOPHOMORE XC/SPRINTS/MID-DISTANCE HOMETOWN: CUPERTINO, CALIF. MAJOR: FIRE SCIENCE LAST SCHOOL: MONTE VISTA Personal: Daughter of Michael and Michelle Stasulli...Has two brothers, Brandon and Connor...Career ambition to work for the FBI. KIMBERLEE RUPPAR FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: WETHERSFIELD, CONN. MAJOR: CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAST SCHOOL: WETHERSFIELD
  • 36 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD MONICA YANEZ 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 fi eld 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. FRESHMAN SPRINTS HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: ENGINEERING LAST SCHOOL: WEST HAVEN ALEXANDRIA VICTOR High School: A four-year member of the Connetquot Thunder Birds varsity track and fi eld team…Holds the high school shot put record…Team captain as a senior…Also played fi eld hockey. Personal: Daughter of Kerri Serritella and Michael Victor…Has three brothers, Zackary, Matthew and Jeremy and one sister, Hanna…Enjoys listening to music and horseback riding. FRESHMAN THROWS HOMETOWN: RONKONKOMA, N.Y. MAJOR: UNDECLARED LAST SCHOOL: CONNETQUOT ADA UDAYA High school: Four year member of the Blue Devils cross country and track and fi eld 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. FRESHMAN XC/DISTANCE HOMETOWN: WEST HAVEN, CONN. MAJOR: BIOLOGY/PRE-MEDICINE LAST SCHOOL: WEST HAVEN
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 37 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 ........1989 500m ................... Mark O’Brady ....................................................................................................... 1:04.63 ........1993 800m ................... Marius Skarbauskas ............................................................................................1:50.91 ........2004 1000m ................. James Beaubrun ..................................................................................................2:30.01 ........2006 Mile ...................... Michael Ambrose ..................................................................................................4:10.00 ................. 3000m ................. Michael Ambrose ..................................................................................................8:14.84 ................. 2 Miles ................. Michael Ambrose ................................................................................................. 8:54.44 ................. 5000m ................. Michael Ambrose ............................................................................................... 14:28.94 ................. Long Jump ........... Orville Sweeney .....................................................................................................24’7.5” ........ 1991 Triple Jump .......... Henry Spellman .......................................................................................................8’7.5” ................. High Jump ............ Kevin Trimble ............................................................................................................6’10” ........1989 Pole Vault ............. Dean Gordon & Perry Pausig ...................................................................................13’6” ........1989 Shot Put ............... David Marra ........................................................................................................... 50’00” ................. 35 lb. Wt. ............. Steven Jussaume .................................................................................................. 59’11” ........ 2007 Pentathlon ........... Hakim Smith .....................................................................................................3,478 pts. ................. 4x400 relay ......... Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross ..............................................................................3:15.25 ........1999 4x800 relay ......... Cambell, Perez, Schultz, Thompson ....................................................................7:34.00 ................. DMR ..................... Scuster, Taylor, Santiago, Ambrose .................................................................. 10:09.04 ................. 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 ........ 1998 1500m ................. Michael Ambrose ................................................................................................. 3:48.58 .................. 3000msc ............. Jim Santiago .........................................................................................................9:10.21 .................. 5000m ................. Michael Ambrose ............................................................................................... 14:28.00 .................. 10,000m .............. Don Cavanaugh ................................................................................................. 31:52.00 .................. 110 HH ................. Marcus Walton .........................................................................................................14:53 ........ 1996 400m IH ............... Major Ruth ...............................................................................................................53.81 ........ 1989 Long Jump ........... Orville Sweeney .................................................................................................... 24’4.5” .........1991 Triple Jump .......... Henry Spellman ........................................................................................................48’8” .................. High Jump ............ Robert Radimer ..........................................................................................................6’9” .................. Pole Vault ............. Perry Pausig ........................................................................................................... 14’00” .................. Shot Put ............... Dave Marra ............................................................................................................ 49’10” .................. Discus .................. John Goodheart ..................................................................................................... 140’1” .................. Hammer ............... Steve Jussaume ..................................................................................................... 189’8” .........2007 Javelin .................. Harvey Boehm ....................................................................................................... 218’3” .................. 4x100 relay .......... Moses, Maull, Foley, Coger ..................................................................................... 41.06 .................. 4x400 relay ......... Larson, Boothe, Snyder, Ross ............................................................................. 3:09.89 ........1999
  • 38 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Women’s Indoor Records 55m ...................... Shannon Gagne ..........................................................................................................7.14 ........ 2010 55m HH ............... Angel Colandrea ........................................................................................................ 8.87 ........2006 60m ...................... Shannon Gagne ..........................................................................................................7.67 ........ 2010 200m ................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................23.89 ........ 2010 400m ................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................55.54 ........ 2010 800m ................... Melissa Tempesta ............................................................................................... 2:25.48 ........2008 1000m ................. Lauren DiMitruck ................................................................................................. 3:09.35 ........2009 Mile ...................... Alissa von Schmidt ............................................................................................... 5:17.10 ........2005 3000m ................. Alissa von Schmidt .............................................................................................10:41.12 ........2005 5000m ................. Alissa von Schmidt ............................................................................................ 18:54.18 ........ 2007 High Jump ............ Alesha Chu Foo .......................................................................................................1.55m ........2009 Long Jump ........... Shannon Gagne ...................................................................................................... 5.61m ........ 2010 Triple Jump .......... Jynika Craig ...........................................................................................................11.30m ........2004 Shot Put ............... Amy Bratt ...............................................................................................................12.02m ........1998 20 lb Wt. .............. Shraya Manick ......................................................................................................15.19m ........ 2010 Pole Vault ............. Kristen Beck ...........................................................................................................2.59m ........2003 SMR ..................................................................................................................................................... 4:38.03 ........2003 DMR ..................... Tempesta, Howell, Faria, DiMitruck ...................................................................12:57.97 ........ 2010 4x200 relay ......... Jones, Carpenter, Wisdom, Bynoe ...................................................................... 1:49.50 ........2003 4x400 relay ......... Myers, Gagne, Chu Foo, Howell ...........................................................................4:01.50 ........2009 4x800 relay ......... Hardy, von Schmidt, Yamauchi, Kennedy ........................................................ 10:03.79 ........2008 Pentathlon ........... Evelyn Tolliver .................................................................................................... 2471 pts. ........2002 Women’s Outdoor Records 100m ................... Shannon Gagne ....................................................................................................... 11.81 ........2009 100m HH ............. Angel Colandrea ......................................................................................................15.54 ........ 2007 200m ................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................23.70 ........2009 400m ................... Shannon Gagne .......................................................................................................56.67 ........2009 400m IH ............... Danielle Howell .................................................................................................... 1:06.42 ........2009 800m ................... Bridget Faria ........................................................................................................ 2:26.98 ........ 2010 1500m ................. Alissa von Schmidt ...............................................................................................4:54.01 ........2005 3000m ................. Alissa von Schmidt ............................................................................................ 10:40.05 ........2005 3000m Steeple ... 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 ......................................................................................................5.85m ........2009 Triple Jump .......... Jynika Craig ...........................................................................................................11.07m ........2004 Shot Put ............... Amy Bratt ...............................................................................................................11.61m ........1999 Discus .................. Shraya Manick ......................................................................................................38.26m ........ 2010 Hammer ............... Shraya Manick ...................................................................................................... 47.32m ........ 2010 Pole Vault ............. Rachel Putorti ......................................................................................................... 2.74m ........ 2010 4x100 relay .......... Bynoe, Wisdom, Holiday, Craig ...............................................................................48.60 ........2004 4x400 relay ......... Craig, Holiday, Jones, Bynoe ................................................................................4:01.12 ........2004 4x800 relay ......... DiMitruck, Faria, Bernardino, Stasulli .................................................................9:49.16 ........ 2010
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 39 The Northeast-10 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. The conference was built from the ground up with strong cornerstones and a vision of becoming the premier Division II NCAA athletic conference in the nation. A quick look around the league today will tell even the casual observer that the NE-10 has done so. The conference is a powerful union of strong academic and athletic colleges and universities that incorporates 16 institutions from New York and New England. The NE-10 sponsors the most championship sports of any Division II conference in the nation. The Northeast-10 can look to a long history of successes – the growth from seven original schools to more than double its size 20 years later – the contention for and winning of national championships – the change in league structure from on-campus administration to a central governing location – the anticipation of, coping with and addition of modern technology - the recognition of student-athlete performances in the classroom where the real competitions are played out – all of them have been built thanks to the hard work and dedication through the years of thousands of people who have, at one time or another, called the Northeast-10 home for their athletics program or their livelihood. The NE-10 history began with the vision of a few good men and women. It was back in 1979 that a handful of athletics directors realized that the world of college athletics was changing and that they, and their programs, would have to change as well. In the late 1970’s and early 1980’s the NCAA began to emphasize the importance of conferences in organizing competition and determining bids to 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, classifi ed Division II and of similar scope, 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 was publicly announced. The Northeast-7 Conference established instant credibility in its membership and that credibility led to a slow but continued expansion through the years. The admittance of Saint Anselm in 1981 created the Northeast-8. In 1984, Hartford joined the ECAC Division I North Atlantic Conference but was immediately replaced by Merrimack. The “Northeast-10” name came about when Saint Michael’s and Quinnipiac joined the league in 1987 and the conference remained stable until 1995 when Springfi eld left for Division III. The league stayed at 10 members as Le Moyne joined the league in 1996 from the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) and briefl y expanded to 11 when Pace joined in 1998 from the New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC). Quinnipiac elevated to the Division I Northeast Conference (NEC) to again return the foundation of 10 until the last major expansion took place prior to 2001 when fi ve new schools joined the fold. Franklin Pierce, Southern New Hampshire University (formerly New Hampshire College), the University of Massachusetts Lowell and Southern Connecticut State University were joined by the College of Saint Rose. In 2008, Bryant University departed for Division I and the University of New Haven immediately to replace Bryant in all sports, maintaining a 15 institutions in the conference. Adelphi University, becomes the newest member of the conference this year, bringing membership to 16 full-time institutions. NE-10 MEMBERS American International College Yellow Jackets Springfi eld, Mass. Assumption College Greyhounds Worcester, Mass. 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. Adelphi University Panthers Garden City, N.Y.
  • 40 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD Deborah Chin, Associate Vice President Director of Athletics and Recreation 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-year- old 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. 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 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 fi ve 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 Eberhard- Karls Universitat. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. 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 fi ction with the University of South Carolina Press, and an anthology of international war stories with the University Press of Colorado. 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-fi ve countries in twenty-fi ve years, including Tanzania where they hiked up Mt. Kilimanjaro. They have a son and three daughters 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 fi lm form (associate producer of the fi lm), 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. Deborah Chin became the school’s four th director o f a t h l e t i c s i n 19 9 3 , 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-of- the-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 fi nd UNH a new athletics conference that best fi ts 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 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 1998- 99 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. In a 19-year career (1975-93) as head coach for the Chargers, she posted a 578-179 record (.764) and was at that time only the fi fth Division II coach to win 500 career matches. The Chargers made 10 trips to the NCAA tournament during Chin’s reign, reaching the top fi ve 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 UNC- Greensboro. UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATIONADMINISTRATION
  • 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD 41 CHARGER SUPPORTERS CHARGERCHARGER ATHLETIC CLUB 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 suc- cess 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 capi- tal projects, which benefi t 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, par- ents, 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 Univer- sity community and helping student-athletes succeed on and off the fi eld. 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
  • 42 2010-11 UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAVEN CROSS COUNTRY/TRACK & FIELD YOUR DONATION MADE IT POSSIBLEYOUR DONATION MADE IT POSSIBLE The UNH equipment room was renovated prior to the fall of 2008, the UNH Department of Athletics equipment room received these state-of-the-art slid- ing storage systems. The storage system allows for additional storage, while maintaining the same square footage. This proj- ect helped improve to ath- letic experience for every UNH athletic team. Generous donations to the Charger Athletics Club help make capital improve- ments like these come to life. You can help keep the Chargers at the forefront of NCAA Division II and the Northeast-10 Conference, and help attract the best student-athletes to represent UNH with class and dignity. To join, visit www.NewHavenChargers.com and click on Charger Athletics Club! 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The Che Group, Inc Timothy Donahue Trifecta Hoops Twin Hull Boats LLC U-Save Car and Truck Rental Wallin City Ford Wallingford Optical Whaling City Ford Winkle Bus Company Woodbridge Running Co. World Class Sports, LLC Varsity Club Level Affordable Bus Charters Alfredo Clothier Anthony’s Art Ogden Asics Aunt Chiladas Baja Biaghetti’s Black Bear Saloon Boston Celtics Boston Marriott Long Wharf Bradford Portrait Breakaway Deli Champion’s Choice Chili’s Country Club of Woodbridge Daniel Barr Dave Onze Dave Peterson Donald Levine Duane Brooks Dunns Irish Bar Eli’s Equinox Fairfi eld Athletics Follet Bookstore Forest Package FujiFilm - SeeHere.com Full Circle Pizza Georgie’s Diner Greek Olive Henry C. Lee College Holiday Inn North Haven Indian Neck Liquor Store J. 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  • CHARGER ATHLETICSCHARGER ATHLETICS POSTSEASON SUCCESS Men’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifi ers: 1979, 2001 Women’s Cross Country NCAA National Qualifi er: 2004 Baseball NCAA World Series: 1974, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1995, 1998; NCAA Region- als: 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 Semifi nals: 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 Qualifi ers: 1975, 1976, 1978, 1980, 1981, 1984, 1985, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009 Women’s Track & Field NCAA National Qualifi ers: 2009, 2010 Men’s Soccer NCAA Runner-up: 1976; NCAA Semifi nals: 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 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. Student- athletes 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-confi dence, 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 fulfi lling 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 fi eld 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 Offi ce 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. • 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 fi nals in 1976 and fi nished third in 1977.
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